The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 49 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 25 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.74% 2.05% 2.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.63% 6.41% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 7
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 156 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.14% 31.97% 32.16%
Number of salaries quoted 186 128 161
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -16.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Open Source
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 22 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Wirral - 2 £35,000 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (74.07%) Java
2 25 (46.30%) MVC
2 25 (46.30%) HTML
3 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (40.74%) Linux
4 22 (40.74%) Cucumber
5 20 (37.04%) CSS
6 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
6 19 (35.19%) Hibernate
7 18 (33.33%) Spring
7 18 (33.33%) C#
7 18 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 18 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 18 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 18 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 18 (33.33%) QA
7 18 (33.33%) Selenium
8 17 (31.48%) Web Development
8 17 (31.48%) C++
8 17 (31.48%) Windows
9 15 (27.78%) Maven
9 15 (27.78%) Servlets
9 15 (27.78%) Java EE
10 14 (25.93%) Apache Axis
10 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (25.93%) JPA
10 14 (25.93%) Apache CXF
10 14 (25.93%) JSP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.41%) nginx
3 3 (5.56%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (25.93%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) SQLite
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (40.74%) Cucumber
2 18 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 18 (33.33%) Selenium
3 15 (27.78%) Maven
4 11 (20.37%) Ant
4 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
4 11 (20.37%) Hudson
5 9 (16.67%) Subversion
6 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.41%) RSpec
7 4 (7.41%) JUnit
8 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (66.67%) Developer
2 23 (42.59%) Java Developer
3 18 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 18 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 18 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
4 16 (29.63%) Test Engineer
5 12 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.96%) PHP Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Senior PHP Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Java Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Database Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Programmer
10 1 (1.85%) Quality Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) HTML
2 20 (37.04%) CSS
3 19 (35.19%) Hibernate
4 18 (33.33%) Spring
4 18 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 15 (27.78%) Java EE
5 15 (27.78%) Servlets
6 14 (25.93%) JSP
6 14 (25.93%) Apache Axis
6 14 (25.93%) JPA
6 14 (25.93%) Apache CXF
7 12 (22.22%) J2EE
8 11 (20.37%) Spring MVC
8 11 (20.37%) Spring Security
9 10 (18.52%) jQuery
10 9 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (14.81%) Middleware
12 5 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (9.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 12 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) MVC
2 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 18 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 17 (31.48%) Web Development
5 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.93%) Automated Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Scrum
7 11 (20.37%) Migration
7 11 (20.37%) DSDM
8 10 (18.52%) TDD
9 8 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
9 8 (14.81%) TOGAF
9 8 (14.81%) Use Case
9 8 (14.81%) User Stories
10 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (12.96%) Project Management
11 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 40 (74.07%) Java
2 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 18 (33.33%) C#
4 17 (31.48%) C++
5 11 (20.37%) Shell Script
6 10 (18.52%) PHP
7 5 (9.26%) Ruby
8 3 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) MySQL Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Capistrano
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) WSO2
2 7 (12.96%) Zend
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
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Salary: 26,000 - 28,000 + Bens
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