Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 156 112
Rank change year-on-year -8 -44 +67
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 158 178 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.85% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.04% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 135 166 257
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £35,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £78,000 £71,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.61% +4.55% +4.76%

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 8,489 8,709 10,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.70% 90.47% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,490 7,109 8,613
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +7 67 £60,000 +50.00% 15
Staffordshire +7 49 £50,000 - 4
Warwickshire +1 13 £32,500 +18.18% 8
Shropshire +5 9 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Coventry -10 8 £42,500 +34.92% 4
Solihull +12 7 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Worcestershire +26 3 £67,500 +98.53%
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 79 (50.00%) Java
2 64 (40.51%) Python
3 62 (39.24%) Linux
4 49 (31.01%) Git (software)
4 49 (31.01%) Docker
4 49 (31.01%) DevOps
5 45 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (28.48%) JavaScript
5 45 (28.48%) HTML
6 44 (27.85%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (25.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 38 (24.05%) HTML5
8 38 (24.05%) Kubernetes
9 36 (22.78%) PHP
10 34 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (20.25%) Windows
12 31 (19.62%) Ruby
13 29 (18.35%) Software Engineering
13 29 (18.35%) Go
14 27 (17.09%) Test Automation
15 26 (16.46%) Jenkins
15 26 (16.46%) Mentoring
15 26 (16.46%) Java 8
16 25 (15.82%) Puppet
16 25 (15.82%) Scrum
17 24 (15.19%) Node.js
18 23 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
18 23 (14.56%) Microservices
18 23 (14.56%) CSS
18 23 (14.56%) Google

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 20 (12.66%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (10.76%) Apache
3 8 (5.06%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.16%) CMS
4 5 (3.16%) nginx
4 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.53%) Confluence
5 4 (2.53%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.53%) WordPress
6 3 (1.90%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.90%) JBoss
7 2 (1.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Blender
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Magento
1 2 (1.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (27.85%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (25.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (12.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (5.70%) GitHub
5 6 (3.80%) SaaS
6 5 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.16%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.53%) Fastly
7 4 (2.53%) PaaS
7 4 (2.53%) Stackdriver
8 3 (1.90%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.27%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.63%) npm
10 1 (0.63%) Route 53
10 1 (0.63%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.59%) Firewall
2 9 (5.70%) VPN
3 8 (5.06%) Internet
4 7 (4.43%) HTTP
4 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.53%) 802.11
5 4 (2.53%) DNS
5 4 (2.53%) FTP
5 4 (2.53%) SMS
5 4 (2.53%) SNMP
6 3 (1.90%) DHCP
6 3 (1.90%) IPsec
6 3 (1.90%) Wireless
7 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.63%) ICMP
7 1 (0.63%) NAS
7 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.39%) MongoDB
2 17 (10.76%) MySQL
3 13 (8.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (6.96%) BigQuery
4 11 (6.96%) Bigtable
4 11 (6.96%) Redis
5 9 (5.70%) Big Data
6 8 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.06%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.53%) Blockchain
9 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.53%) Power BI
9 4 (2.53%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (2.53%) QlikView
10 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (31.01%) Git (software)
2 26 (16.46%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.33%) Subversion
4 9 (5.70%) JIRA
4 9 (5.70%) Maven
4 9 (5.70%) Vagrant
5 8 (5.06%) TeamCity
6 7 (4.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.80%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.80%) Hudson
7 6 (3.80%) Selenium
7 6 (3.80%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.16%) Mocha
9 3 (1.90%) Ant
9 3 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.90%) JBehave
9 3 (1.90%) JMeter
9 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 14 (8.86%) Retail
2 12 (7.59%) Finance
3 8 (5.06%) Banking
4 7 (4.43%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.80%) Advertising
6 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.53%) Marketing
8 2 (1.27%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (43.04%) Developer
2 28 (17.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (15.82%) Java Developer
4 19 (12.03%) Architect
5 16 (10.13%) Software Engineer
6 15 (9.49%) PHP Developer
7 12 (7.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (6.96%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Senior DevOps
9 8 (5.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.43%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Backend Developer
10 7 (4.43%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.80%) Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (3.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Tester
12 5 (3.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.48%) HTML
2 38 (24.05%) HTML5
3 24 (15.19%) Node.js
4 23 (14.56%) CSS
5 20 (12.66%) AngularJS
6 18 (11.39%) .NET
7 17 (10.76%) Spring
8 14 (8.86%) CSS3
9 13 (8.23%) Hibernate
9 13 (8.23%) Memcached
10 11 (6.96%) jQuery
11 8 (5.06%) LAMP
11 8 (5.06%) TensorFlow
12 7 (4.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 7 (4.43%) Web Services
13 6 (3.80%) Angular 2
13 6 (3.80%) Kafka
13 6 (3.80%) Laravel
13 6 (3.80%) REST
14 5 (3.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.43%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.43%) User Experience
4 6 (3.80%) Fintech
4 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.53%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.53%) Social Media
7 3 (1.90%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (1.90%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (1.90%) PKI
7 3 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.27%) Oculus Rift
9 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (39.24%) Linux
2 32 (20.25%) Windows
3 6 (3.80%) Unix
4 5 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.90%) AIX
5 3 (1.90%) Android
5 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.90%) Solaris
5 3 (1.90%) VMS
6 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.01%) DevOps
2 45 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (18.35%) Software Engineering
5 27 (17.09%) Test Automation
6 26 (16.46%) Mentoring
7 25 (15.82%) Scrum
8 23 (14.56%) Microservices
9 21 (13.29%) Integration Testing
9 21 (13.29%) TDD
10 20 (12.66%) Coaching
10 20 (12.66%) Front End Development
11 17 (10.76%) BDD
11 17 (10.76%) Web Development
12 16 (10.13%) Analytics
12 16 (10.13%) Configuration Management
13 15 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (9.49%) Unit Testing
14 13 (8.23%) Functional Programming
14 13 (8.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 79 (50.00%) Java
2 64 (40.51%) Python
3 45 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 36 (22.78%) PHP
5 31 (19.62%) Ruby
6 29 (18.35%) Go
7 26 (16.46%) Java 8
8 21 (13.29%) Bash Shell
8 21 (13.29%) SQL
9 18 (11.39%) C#
10 15 (9.49%) PowerShell
11 14 (8.86%) PHP 5
12 13 (8.23%) Perl
13 11 (6.96%) Scala
14 10 (6.33%) Erlang
15 8 (5.06%) C++
15 8 (5.06%) TypeScript
16 7 (4.43%) F#
17 5 (3.16%) C
18 4 (2.53%) Lua
Qualifications
1 8 (5.06%) Degree
2 7 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.16%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.53%) CHECK Team Leader
5 4 (2.53%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (2.53%) OSCP
5 4 (2.53%) RHCE
5 4 (2.53%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) GPG13
System Software
1 49 (31.01%) Docker
2 6 (3.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.90%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.27%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.27%) Ceph
6 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (24.05%) Kubernetes
2 25 (15.82%) Puppet
3 23 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (11.39%) Ansible
5 14 (8.86%) Terraform
6 7 (4.43%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (4.43%) logstash
6 7 (4.43%) Nagios
7 6 (3.80%) Ambari
8 4 (2.53%) Consul
8 4 (2.53%) Grafana
8 4 (2.53%) Graphite
8 4 (2.53%) Kibana
8 4 (2.53%) Opsview
8 4 (2.53%) Packer
8 4 (2.53%) Salt
8 4 (2.53%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.90%) Cacti
9 3 (1.90%) Nessus
10 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (14.56%) Google
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.33%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.06%) Oracle
5 6 (3.80%) Splunk
5 6 (3.80%) Twitter
6 5 (3.16%) Apple
6 5 (3.16%) VMware
7 4 (2.53%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.53%) Informatica
7 4 (2.53%) Tableau
7 4 (2.53%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.90%) Cisco
8 3 (1.90%) Meraki
9 2 (1.27%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.27%) Epicor
10 1 (0.63%) Facebook
10 1 (0.63%) New Relic
10 1 (0.63%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.63%) Talend