Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 129 112
Rank change year-on-year -24 -17 +51
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 160 227 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.77% 2.28% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.49% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 124 198 249
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £23,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,625 £72,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

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 8,153 9,111 10,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.20% 91.37% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,252 7,515 8,456
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -14 68 £57,500 +35.29% 13
Staffordshire 0 28 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Shropshire +18 26 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Coventry +15 18 £47,500 +57.02% 1
Warwickshire -4 10 £80,000 +190.91% 1
Solihull +11 6 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Worcestershire +18 2 £26,000 +15.56%
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 96 (60.00%) Java
2 72 (45.00%) Python
3 70 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (39.38%) Docker
5 59 (36.88%) DevOps
5 59 (36.88%) Amazon AWS
6 56 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 52 (32.50%) Linux
8 47 (29.38%) Kubernetes
9 43 (26.88%) Microservices
10 41 (25.63%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (25.63%) Git (software)
11 39 (24.38%) Ruby
11 39 (24.38%) JavaScript
12 37 (23.13%) Go
12 37 (23.13%) Puppet
13 34 (21.25%) SQL
13 34 (21.25%) HTML
14 33 (20.63%) Scrum
14 33 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
14 33 (20.63%) Jenkins
15 32 (20.00%) Ansible
15 32 (20.00%) HTML5
16 31 (19.38%) Software Engineering
16 31 (19.38%) Test Automation
17 28 (17.50%) Configuration Management
18 27 (16.88%) TDD
19 26 (16.25%) Node.js
19 26 (16.25%) Java 8
20 25 (15.63%) Spring

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 16 (10.00%) Apache
2 15 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.13%) Drupal
3 5 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.50%) CMS
4 4 (2.50%) Confluence
5 3 (1.88%) eZ Publish
5 3 (1.88%) JBoss
5 3 (1.88%) WordPress
6 1 (0.63%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.63%) Mule
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Blender
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
1 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
1 1 (0.63%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 59 (36.88%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (11.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (9.38%) PaaS
5 14 (8.75%) SaaS
6 8 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.38%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.38%) IaaS
8 6 (3.75%) Fastly
8 6 (3.75%) Stackdriver
9 5 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (3.13%) GitHub
10 4 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (2.50%) Route 53
11 3 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.88%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.25%) Datadog
13 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.38%) Firewall
2 16 (10.00%) VPN
3 10 (6.25%) DNS
4 5 (3.13%) Internet
4 5 (3.13%) SMS
4 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.88%) FTP
5 3 (1.88%) HTTP
6 2 (1.25%) DHCP
6 2 (1.25%) IPsec
6 2 (1.25%) NAS
6 2 (1.25%) Network Security
6 2 (1.25%) SAN
6 2 (1.25%) VSAN
6 2 (1.25%) Wireless
7 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.00%) MySQL
2 18 (11.25%) MongoDB
3 15 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 15 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.50%) Hadoop
4 12 (7.50%) Redis
5 10 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (6.25%) Big Data
6 9 (5.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (5.63%) BigQuery
6 9 (5.63%) Bigtable
6 9 (5.63%) Blockchain
7 8 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 8 (5.00%) Power BI
7 8 (5.00%) Qlik Sense
7 8 (5.00%) QlikView
8 6 (3.75%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.13%) DB2
9 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (25.63%) Git (software)
2 33 (20.63%) Jenkins
3 16 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (10.00%) Maven
3 16 (10.00%) Selenium
4 15 (9.38%) JUnit
5 14 (8.75%) Hudson
5 14 (8.75%) Vagrant
5 14 (8.75%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.25%) Subversion
6 10 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.63%) JIRA
8 8 (5.00%) TestNG
9 6 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (3.13%) Ant
10 5 (3.13%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.88%) Gatling
12 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.25%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (8.75%) Retail
2 8 (5.00%) Finance
3 6 (3.75%) Automotive
3 6 (3.75%) Banking
3 6 (3.75%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.50%) Advertising
6 2 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (33.75%) Developer
2 44 (27.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (17.50%) Java Developer
4 18 (11.25%) Architect
5 17 (10.63%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 10 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.25%) HTML
2 32 (20.00%) HTML5
3 26 (16.25%) Node.js
4 25 (15.63%) Spring
5 21 (13.13%) Hibernate
6 20 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 19 (11.88%) .NET
8 16 (10.00%) CSS
9 14 (8.75%) Memcached
10 11 (6.88%) CSS3
10 11 (6.88%) jQuery
11 10 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (5.63%) TensorFlow
12 9 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (5.00%) Web Services
14 7 (4.38%) Java EE
15 5 (3.13%) Apache Camel
15 5 (3.13%) LAMP
15 5 (3.13%) Middleware
16 4 (2.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (3.13%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.50%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (2.50%) Fintech
8 4 (2.50%) PKI
9 3 (1.88%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.25%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.25%) Social Media
10 2 (1.25%) User Experience
11 1 (0.63%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.50%) Linux
2 18 (11.25%) Windows
3 10 (6.25%) Unix
4 7 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.50%) AIX
6 4 (2.50%) Solaris
7 2 (1.25%) Android
7 2 (1.25%) CentOS
7 2 (1.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.63%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (36.88%) DevOps
3 43 (26.88%) Microservices
4 41 (25.63%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (20.63%) Scrum
6 31 (19.38%) Software Engineering
6 31 (19.38%) Test Automation
7 28 (17.50%) Configuration Management
8 27 (16.88%) TDD
9 23 (14.38%) BDD
9 23 (14.38%) Mentoring
10 18 (11.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (10.63%) SIEM
12 16 (10.00%) Coaching
12 16 (10.00%) Kanban
12 16 (10.00%) SDLC
13 15 (9.38%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (9.38%) High Availability
13 15 (9.38%) Load Balancing
14 14 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 96 (60.00%) Java
2 72 (45.00%) Python
3 39 (24.38%) JavaScript
3 39 (24.38%) Ruby
4 37 (23.13%) Go
5 34 (21.25%) SQL
6 26 (16.25%) Java 8
7 25 (15.63%) PHP
8 19 (11.88%) Perl
9 15 (9.38%) Bash Shell
10 12 (7.50%) C#
11 11 (6.88%) PHP 5
12 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (5.00%) Scala
13 7 (4.38%) C++
13 7 (4.38%) Erlang
14 5 (3.13%) F#
15 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.88%) C
16 3 (1.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.63%) Degree
2 11 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.13%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.13%) RHCE
4 5 (3.13%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CISA
7 1 (0.63%) CISMP
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) GCP
2 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 63 (39.38%) Docker
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.50%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.63%) NFS
4 1 (0.63%) PowerDNS
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (29.38%) Kubernetes
2 37 (23.13%) Puppet
3 33 (20.63%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (20.00%) Ansible
5 23 (14.38%) Terraform
6 18 (11.25%) Nagios
7 17 (10.63%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (9.38%) Graphite
8 15 (9.38%) Opsview
8 15 (9.38%) Salt
9 14 (8.75%) Consul
9 14 (8.75%) Grafana
9 14 (8.75%) ZABBIX
10 13 (8.13%) Packer
11 6 (3.75%) logstash
12 4 (2.50%) Ambari
12 4 (2.50%) Kibana
13 2 (1.25%) Cacti
13 2 (1.25%) Nessus
13 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (10.63%) Google
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 9 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.00%) Informatica
4 8 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.00%) Tableau
4 8 (5.00%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.75%) Splunk
5 6 (3.75%) VMware
6 4 (2.50%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.88%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.88%) New Relic
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco
8 2 (1.25%) Facebook
8 2 (1.25%) IBM
8 2 (1.25%) Meraki
8 2 (1.25%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.25%) Talend
9 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft