Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 128 103
Rank change year-on-year -27 -25 +34
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 162 240 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.90% 2.35% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.58% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 95 227 250
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £84,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 7,749 9,288 10,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.77% 90.93% 90.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5,903 7,555 8,212
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -27 65 £57,500 +21.05% 12
Shropshire +29 49 £57,500 +17.95% 12
Coventry +24 26 £50,000 +72.41% 2
Staffordshire +1 9 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Warwickshire 0 9 £60,000 +100.00% 2
Solihull +4 2 £36,000 -31.43% 1
Worcestershire +5 1 - - 2
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 98 (60.49%) Java
2 95 (58.64%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (50.00%) Docker
4 80 (49.38%) Microservices
5 73 (45.06%) DevOps
6 70 (43.21%) Amazon AWS
7 64 (39.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 64 (39.51%) Python
8 61 (37.65%) Kubernetes
9 53 (32.72%) Linux
10 50 (30.86%) Puppet
11 45 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (26.54%) Software Engineering
13 42 (25.93%) Git (software)
13 42 (25.93%) Jenkins
14 41 (25.31%) Ansible
15 39 (24.07%) JavaScript
16 38 (23.46%) SQL
17 37 (22.84%) Ruby
18 35 (21.60%) Terraform
18 35 (21.60%) Configuration Management
19 34 (20.99%) NoSQL
20 31 (19.14%) Opscode Chef
20 31 (19.14%) Spring
21 30 (18.52%) TDD
21 30 (18.52%) Go
21 30 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
22 29 (17.90%) Consul
23 28 (17.28%) IT Strategy
23 28 (17.28%) Packer

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 8 (4.94%) Apache
1 8 (4.94%) OpenStack
2 7 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.70%) Confluence
3 6 (3.70%) Drupal
3 6 (3.70%) eZ Publish
4 2 (1.23%) CMS
4 2 (1.23%) WildFly
5 1 (0.62%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) Mule
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.62%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 70 (43.21%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (39.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (16.67%) PaaS
4 19 (11.73%) SaaS
5 17 (10.49%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (8.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (8.02%) IaaS
8 11 (6.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (4.32%) GitHub
9 7 (4.32%) iPaaS
9 7 (4.32%) OpenShift
10 5 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (3.09%) Route 53
10 5 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (2.47%) Fastly
11 4 (2.47%) Stackdriver
12 2 (1.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.81%) Firewall
2 18 (11.11%) VPN
3 14 (8.64%) DNS
4 3 (1.85%) Network Security
4 3 (1.85%) SMS
5 2 (1.23%) Internet
5 2 (1.23%) NAS
5 2 (1.23%) SAN
5 2 (1.23%) VSAN
6 1 (0.62%) HTTP
6 1 (0.62%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.62%) SMTP
6 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.99%) NoSQL
2 27 (16.67%) MySQL
3 24 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (13.58%) MongoDB
5 15 (9.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 12 (7.41%) DB2
7 11 (6.79%) Big Data
8 10 (6.17%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.94%) Blockchain
10 7 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (4.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.32%) Power BI
10 7 (4.32%) Qlik Sense
10 7 (4.32%) QlikView
10 7 (4.32%) Redis
10 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
11 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
12 4 (2.47%) BigQuery
12 4 (2.47%) Bigtable
13 3 (1.85%) HBase
Development Applications
1 42 (25.93%) Git (software)
1 42 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 24 (14.81%) JUnit
3 23 (14.20%) Vagrant
4 22 (13.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (12.35%) Selenium
6 18 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 14 (8.64%) Hudson
8 12 (7.41%) Cucumber
8 12 (7.41%) Maven
9 10 (6.17%) JIRA
9 10 (6.17%) TestNG
10 9 (5.56%) Mockito
10 9 (5.56%) SonarQube
11 8 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (4.94%) Subversion
11 8 (4.94%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.32%) GitLab
13 6 (3.70%) IntelliJ
14 5 (3.09%) CircleCI
General
1 8 (4.94%) Retail
2 7 (4.32%) Automotive
2 7 (4.32%) Marketing
3 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.85%) Finance
5 1 (0.62%) Electronics
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (30.25%) Developer
2 37 (22.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (17.28%) Java Developer
4 24 (14.81%) Architect
5 22 (13.58%) Software Engineer
6 12 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 11 (6.79%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.17%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (6.17%) Platform Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) PHP Developer
12 6 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) DevOps Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
13 5 (3.09%) Android Developer
13 5 (3.09%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.14%) Spring
2 26 (16.05%) AngularJS
2 26 (16.05%) HTML
2 26 (16.05%) Node.js
3 21 (12.96%) HTML5
4 15 (9.26%) Hibernate
5 14 (8.64%) Apache Camel
6 13 (8.02%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (8.02%) React
7 12 (7.41%) CSS
8 11 (6.79%) .NET
8 11 (6.79%) jQuery
9 10 (6.17%) CSS3
10 9 (5.56%) Dropwizard
10 9 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (4.94%) REST
12 7 (4.32%) OAuth
12 7 (4.32%) SAML
12 7 (4.32%) WireMock
13 6 (3.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (8.64%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.32%) NHS
6 6 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Social Media
8 1 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.62%) CESG
8 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.62%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.62%) Robotics
8 1 (0.62%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 53 (32.72%) Linux
2 12 (7.41%) Unix
3 7 (4.32%) CentOS
3 7 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.70%) Windows
5 5 (3.09%) Android
5 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.09%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.47%) AIX
6 4 (2.47%) Solaris
7 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.62%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (58.64%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (49.38%) Microservices
3 73 (45.06%) DevOps
4 45 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (26.54%) Software Engineering
6 35 (21.60%) Configuration Management
7 30 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 30 (18.52%) TDD
8 28 (17.28%) IT Strategy
9 26 (16.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 25 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (14.81%) BDD
11 24 (14.81%) Load Balancing
11 24 (14.81%) Scrum
11 24 (14.81%) Test Automation
12 22 (13.58%) High Availability
13 17 (10.49%) SIEM
14 16 (9.88%) Decision-Making
15 15 (9.26%) Mentoring
15 15 (9.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 98 (60.49%) Java
2 64 (39.51%) Python
3 39 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 38 (23.46%) SQL
5 37 (22.84%) Ruby
6 30 (18.52%) Go
7 24 (14.81%) PHP
8 15 (9.26%) Java 8
9 14 (8.64%) Bash Shell
10 11 (6.79%) Perl
10 11 (6.79%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.70%) Scala
12 5 (3.09%) C#
12 5 (3.09%) Groovy
12 5 (3.09%) PHP 5
13 3 (1.85%) C
14 2 (1.23%) Delphi
15 1 (0.62%) C++
15 1 (0.62%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.64%) Degree
2 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) AWS Certification
3 8 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.94%) RHCE
3 8 (4.94%) RHCSA
4 5 (3.09%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) CISA
6 2 (1.23%) CISMP
6 2 (1.23%) CISSP
7 1 (0.62%) APMP
7 1 (0.62%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) GPEN
7 1 (0.62%) OSCE
7 1 (0.62%) OSCP
7 1 (0.62%) OSWP
7 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.62%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 81 (50.00%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) PowerHA
3 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) HDFS
5 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
5 1 (0.62%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (37.65%) Kubernetes
2 50 (30.86%) Puppet
3 41 (25.31%) Ansible
4 35 (21.60%) Terraform
5 31 (19.14%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (17.90%) Consul
7 28 (17.28%) Packer
8 23 (14.20%) Docker Swarm
8 23 (14.20%) Opsview
9 22 (13.58%) Graphite
10 21 (12.96%) Grafana
11 18 (11.11%) Nagios
12 17 (10.49%) Salt
13 16 (9.88%) ZABBIX
14 5 (3.09%) Prometheus
15 2 (1.23%) Kibana
15 2 (1.23%) logstash
15 2 (1.23%) Rancher
15 2 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (10.49%) Google
2 16 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.88%) Oracle
3 9 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.32%) Informatica
5 7 (4.32%) Tableau
5 7 (4.32%) Xamarin
6 6 (3.70%) Splunk
7 4 (2.47%) Apple
7 4 (2.47%) VMware
8 3 (1.85%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.85%) IBM
9 2 (1.23%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.23%) Facebook
9 2 (1.23%) New Relic
9 2 (1.23%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.62%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.62%) Talend