Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 80 95
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -21
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 3 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.40% 0.67% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.72% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 16
Merseyside median annual salary £53,810 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.53% -3.03% -31.25%
10th Percentile £50,905 £31,875 £35,489
90th Percentile £57,201 £51,500 £87,500
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +10.47%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 677 838 1,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.87% 92.90% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 506 661 798
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source 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 in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Open Source in Merseyside

Open Source
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +4 3 £53,810 +34.53% 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) VirtualBox
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) libvirt
2 1 (33.33%) LXC
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Manager
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) libvirt
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
1 1 (33.33%) LXC
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (33.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat