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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 58 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 8 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.34% 1.88% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% 6.28% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 4
Average salary £60,000 £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+93.54% -27.05%
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
216 191 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 36.18% 29.94% 35.44%
Number of salaries quoted 174 161 219
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,228
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £66,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 22 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 22 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 +10 8 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (66.67%) CSS
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (40.00%) LAMP
4 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Backbone.js
5 5 (33.33%) Redis
5 5 (33.33%) Node.js
5 5 (33.33%) REST
5 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (33.33%) Advertising
5 5 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby
6 4 (26.67%) Ajax
6 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) nginx
6 4 (26.67%) RESTful
6 4 (26.67%) RSpec
6 4 (26.67%) HTML5

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 5 (33.33%) Node.js
2 4 (26.67%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Redis
1 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) RSpec
3 4 (26.67%) Subversion
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Applications Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 1 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (6.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) LAMP
3 5 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 5 (33.33%) REST
3 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (26.67%) Ajax
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) RESTful
4 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) Phusion Passenger
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (6.67%) Django
6 1 (6.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) MVC
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (26.67%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Capistrano
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Zend
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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