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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 47 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 14 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.89% 3.84% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.40% 10.00% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 23 7
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £49,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
149 240 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.72% 38.40% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 108 213 166
Average salary £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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 +8 14 £32,000 -14.66%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) QlikView
2 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (38.10%) Business Objects
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
4 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) SAS
5 5 (23.81%) SPSS
5 5 (23.81%) CSS
5 5 (23.81%) Python
5 5 (23.81%) Cognos
5 5 (23.81%) HTML
5 5 (23.81%) MySQL
5 5 (23.81%) Pentaho
5 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
5 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (23.81%) Tableau
5 5 (23.81%) R
5 5 (23.81%) Cloudera
5 5 (23.81%) Business Analytics
5 5 (23.81%) Analytics
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (23.81%) Teradata
5 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) CMS

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (23.81%) SAS
2 4 (19.05%) CMS
2 4 (19.05%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) SPSS
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) SSH
3 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.76%) Telnet
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) QlikView
3 5 (23.81%) Pentaho
3 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
3 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 3 (14.29%) Spotfire
4 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (14.29%) OLAP
4 3 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.76%) Redis
5 1 (4.76%) MS Access
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) WinDbg
1 1 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
1 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
1 5 (23.81%) Developer
1 5 (23.81%) SAS BI Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) CSS
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) Yii
3 3 (14.29%) Laravel
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) ODBC
4 1 (4.76%) WSDL
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.76%) OLE DB
4 1 (4.76%) LAMP
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Visualisation
2 4 (19.05%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Business Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) RUP
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.76%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) BDD
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) R
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MBA
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Business Objects
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 6 (28.57%) IBM
4 5 (23.81%) Cognos
4 5 (23.81%) Teradata
4 5 (23.81%) Tableau
4 5 (23.81%) Cloudera
5 3 (14.29%) Zend
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Alias
6 1 (4.76%) Unisys