Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 106 135
Rank change year-on-year -14 +29 +48
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 239 305 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.38% 2.66% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.99% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 226 245 190
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +6.48% +8.00%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8911 10210 9576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.90% 89.18% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7215 7983 7897
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +35 112 £48,500 +14.12% 6
Warwickshire -17 50 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Staffordshire +23 31 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Shropshire +9 23 £47,500 -6.86% 2
Coventry -64 9 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Solihull - 5 £52,500 - 1
Worcestershire -14 2 £40,000 +9.59% 1
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 112 (46.86%) JavaScript
2 110 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (41.42%) HTML
4 95 (39.75%) CSS
5 79 (33.05%) jQuery
6 75 (31.38%) AngularJS
7 65 (27.20%) Marketing
8 64 (26.78%) Java
8 64 (26.78%) SQL
8 64 (26.78%) HTML5
9 62 (25.94%) C#
9 62 (25.94%) PHP
10 57 (23.85%) Scrum
11 54 (22.59%) Sass
12 52 (21.76%) Linux
13 51 (21.34%) Front End Development
14 50 (20.92%) REST
15 49 (20.50%) Social Media
16 47 (19.67%) Git (software)
16 47 (19.67%) Test Automation
17 45 (18.83%) .NET
18 44 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
19 43 (17.99%) Internet
20 41 (17.15%) SEO
20 41 (17.15%) Web Design
21 40 (16.74%) MVC
22 38 (15.90%) MySQL
22 38 (15.90%) Python
22 38 (15.90%) BDD
23 36 (15.06%) Finance

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (13.81%) CMS
2 28 (11.72%) WordPress
3 13 (5.44%) Apache
4 9 (3.77%) JBoss
4 9 (3.77%) nginx
4 9 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (3.77%) Umbraco
5 8 (3.35%) Joomla!
5 8 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (3.35%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.93%) Documentum
7 4 (1.67%) IIS
7 4 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.26%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.26%) Drupal
8 3 (1.26%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.26%) Mule
8 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 34 (14.23%) Photoshop
2 24 (10.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (3.77%) Magento
2 8 (3.35%) OpenCart
3 3 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.72%) GitHub
2 26 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.35%) Google Analytics
4 8 (3.35%) npm
4 8 (3.35%) Office 365
4 8 (3.35%) SaaS
5 5 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.67%) AdWords
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.84%) Datadog
7 2 (0.84%) IaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.99%) Internet
2 8 (3.35%) ATM
2 8 (3.35%) Intranet
3 7 (2.93%) HTTP
3 7 (2.93%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.51%) IMAP
5 5 (2.09%) S/MIME
5 5 (2.09%) SMTP
6 4 (1.67%) 802.11
6 4 (1.67%) SNMP
6 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.67%) VPN
7 2 (0.84%) LDAP
7 2 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.42%) Firewall
8 1 (0.42%) Wireless
8 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.90%) MySQL
2 17 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.86%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.67%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.67%) Riak
6 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.42%) Big Data
8 1 (0.42%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.42%) Bigtable
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 34 (14.23%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.30%) JIRA
4 26 (10.88%) gulp
4 26 (10.88%) Selenium
5 20 (8.37%) TeamCity
6 18 (7.53%) JMeter
6 18 (7.53%) WATIR
7 17 (7.11%) JBehave
8 16 (6.69%) Cucumber
8 16 (6.69%) Maven
9 15 (6.28%) SoapUI
10 12 (5.02%) WebDriver
11 11 (4.60%) SpecFlow
11 11 (4.60%) Vagrant
12 10 (4.18%) Grunt
13 9 (3.77%) NuGet
14 8 (3.35%) Bitbucket
14 8 (3.35%) eggPlant
14 8 (3.35%) Ranorex
General
1 65 (27.20%) Marketing
2 36 (15.06%) Finance
3 18 (7.53%) Advertising
4 15 (6.28%) Retail
5 8 (3.35%) Banking
5 8 (3.35%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.26%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 130 (54.39%) Developer
2 47 (19.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 47 (19.67%) HTML CSS Developer
2 47 (19.67%) HTML Developer
3 44 (18.41%) JavaScript Developer
4 30 (12.55%) Analyst
5 27 (11.30%) PHP Developer
6 26 (10.88%) Junior
6 26 (10.88%) Junior Developer
7 22 (9.21%) C# Developer
8 21 (8.79%) Senior Developer
9 20 (8.37%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (7.95%) Software Engineer
11 16 (6.69%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 16 (6.69%) Junior JavaScript Developer
12 15 (6.28%) .NET Developer
12 15 (6.28%) Java Developer
12 15 (6.28%) Test Engineer
12 15 (6.28%) Tester
13 14 (5.86%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (41.42%) HTML
2 95 (39.75%) CSS
3 79 (33.05%) jQuery
4 75 (31.38%) AngularJS
5 64 (26.78%) HTML5
6 54 (22.59%) Sass
7 50 (20.92%) REST
8 45 (18.83%) .NET
9 29 (12.13%) Symfony
10 28 (11.72%) Web Services
11 25 (10.46%) CSS3
12 20 (8.37%) Gherkin
12 20 (8.37%) Spring
13 19 (7.95%) ASP.NET
13 19 (7.95%) SOAP
14 18 (7.53%) Ruby on Rails
15 16 (6.69%) Django
16 15 (6.28%) Hibernate
17 14 (5.86%) JSON
18 13 (5.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.50%) Social Media
2 33 (13.81%) Graphic Design
3 23 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 18 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.69%) User Experience
6 14 (5.86%) Management Information System
7 12 (5.02%) Mobile App
8 11 (4.60%) Algorithms
9 10 (4.18%) Fintech
10 9 (3.77%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (2.51%) Blog
11 6 (2.51%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.51%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.42%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.76%) Linux
2 15 (6.28%) Windows
3 12 (5.02%) Unix
4 7 (2.93%) CentOS
4 7 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.51%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.51%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.84%) DC/OS
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.85%) Scrum
3 51 (21.34%) Front End Development
4 47 (19.67%) Test Automation
5 44 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (17.15%) SEO
6 41 (17.15%) Web Design
7 40 (16.74%) MVC
8 38 (15.90%) BDD
9 35 (14.64%) TDD
10 33 (13.81%) Internet Marketing
11 25 (10.46%) DevOps
11 25 (10.46%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.79%) Microservices
12 21 (8.79%) Project Management
13 17 (7.11%) Analytics
13 17 (7.11%) E-Commerce
14 16 (6.69%) Web Development
14 16 (6.69%) Workflow
15 15 (6.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.86%) JavaScript
2 64 (26.78%) Java
2 64 (26.78%) SQL
3 62 (25.94%) C#
3 62 (25.94%) PHP
4 38 (15.90%) Python
5 27 (11.30%) Ruby
6 14 (5.86%) PowerShell
7 13 (5.44%) Perl
8 11 (4.60%) C++
8 11 (4.60%) Scala
9 9 (3.77%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.35%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.35%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.35%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.09%) Go
12 4 (1.67%) Erlang
12 4 (1.67%) Haskell
12 4 (1.67%) Lua
12 4 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (14.23%) Degree
2 22 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.60%) MCSD
3 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (1.67%) CHECK Team Leader
6 4 (1.67%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (1.67%) CISSP
6 4 (1.67%) OSCP
7 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.84%) PhD
8 1 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.42%) IISP
8 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.42%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.13%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) GPG13
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.51%) Docker
2 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.84%) Sendmail
2 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.84%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.42%) HDFS
3 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (5.02%) Puppet
2 4 (1.67%) Cacti
2 4 (1.67%) Icinga
2 4 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.67%) Nagios
3 3 (1.26%) Ansible
3 3 (1.26%) Terraform
4 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.84%) Nessus
4 2 (0.84%) Packer
5 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.42%) Nmap
5 1 (0.42%) vRealize
5 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (12.13%) Google
2 17 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.77%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.35%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (2.93%) Oracle
5 7 (2.93%) Pega
6 6 (2.51%) Adobe
7 5 (2.09%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.67%) Facebook
8 4 (1.67%) VMware
9 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.26%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.26%) Splunk
10 2 (0.84%) HP
10 2 (0.84%) New Relic
10 2 (0.84%) Tableau
11 1 (0.42%) Apple
11 1 (0.42%) Birst
11 1 (0.42%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.42%) Twitter