The table below looks at the statistics for OpenStack skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 241 219 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 2 18 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.030% 0.28% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 1.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 0
Average salary £36,250 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -10.00%
OpenStack
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1185 1350 1314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.80% 20.74% 18.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1119 1114
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OpenStack across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

OpenStack Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OpenStack
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OpenStack across the North West region.

OpenStack Salary Trend in the North West

OpenStack
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 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
Lancashire - 2 £36,250 -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing OpenStack 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 OpenStack.

1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) CentOS
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) KVM
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (40.00%) Rsyslog
3 2 (40.00%) Ceph
3 2 (40.00%) Bacula
3 2 (40.00%) Percona
3 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
3 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (40.00%) Corosync
3 2 (40.00%) yum
3 2 (40.00%) Varnish
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Dovecot
3 2 (40.00%) Openswan
3 2 (40.00%) OpenVPN
3 2 (40.00%) SpamAssassin

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing OpenStack 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 OpenStack. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) nginx
3 1 (20.00%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Terremark
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 2 (40.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Riak
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) WATIR
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (20.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Online Games
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) FreeBSD
3 2 (40.00%) OpenBSD
3 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (20.00%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) KVM
2 2 (40.00%) Ceph
2 2 (40.00%) NFS
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) Postfix
2 2 (40.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (40.00%) Varnish
2 2 (40.00%) Dovecot
2 2 (40.00%) Openswan
2 2 (40.00%) SpamAssassin
2 2 (40.00%) OpenSIPS
2 2 (40.00%) Corosync
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
1 2 (40.00%) Cacti
1 2 (40.00%) Munin
1 2 (40.00%) yum
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) logstash
1 2 (40.00%) Rsyslog
1 2 (40.00%) Bacula
2 1 (20.00%) Salt
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (40.00%) Percona
2 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Perforce
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix