The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 50 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.09% 2.52% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.29% 8.39% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 7
Average salary £60,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Miscellaneous Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
152 143 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 33.26% 29.98% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 132 124 155
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £38,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -8.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Open Source
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Liverpool

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 8 (61.54%) HTML
1 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
4 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
5 4 (30.77%) LAMP
5 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (30.77%) Subversion
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby
5 4 (30.77%) Ajax
5 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) PHP
5 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Puppet
5 4 (30.77%) MySQL Certification
5 4 (30.77%) nginx
5 4 (30.77%) RESTful
5 4 (30.77%) RSpec
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 4 (30.77%) Capistrano

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) nginx
2 3 (23.08%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 3 (23.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) RSpec
3 4 (30.77%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Developer
4 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (7.69%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
1 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) LAMP
2 4 (30.77%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) Phusion Passenger
3 3 (23.08%) REST
3 3 (23.08%) Backbone.js
3 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
5 1 (7.69%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (30.77%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Capistrano
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Zend