The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 57 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.85% 1.77% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 6.29% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 6
Average salary £60,000 £32,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.61% +5.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
186 175 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.47% 28.18% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 152 146 177
Average salary £50,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.25% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,725 £27,500
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 Merseyside

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Open Source
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Merseyside

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Open Source
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 5 £60,000 +84.61% 2
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
5 4 (33.33%) LAMP
5 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 4 (33.33%) Ajax
5 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (33.33%) Puppet
5 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (33.33%) nginx
5 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 4 (33.33%) RSpec
5 4 (33.33%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) Capistrano
5 4 (33.33%) Phusion Passenger

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (33.33%) nginx
2 3 (25.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (25.00%) Redis
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) RSpec
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
5 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) LAMP
2 4 (33.33%) Ajax
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) Phusion Passenger
3 3 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (8.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Capistrano
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Zend
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