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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank - 243 -
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 0 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.088% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.73%
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
1261 1411 1429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.89% 20.70% 19.50%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1179 1232
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) OpenBSD
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cacti
1 2 (100.00%) Munin
1 2 (100.00%) Postfix
1 2 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) yum
1 2 (100.00%) Varnish
1 2 (100.00%) Dovecot
1 2 (100.00%) Openswan
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVPN
1 2 (100.00%) SpamAssassin
1 2 (100.00%) OpenSIPS
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (100.00%) Percona
1 2 (100.00%) Corosync

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVPN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) OpenBSD
1 2 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Postfix
1 2 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 2 (100.00%) Varnish
1 2 (100.00%) Dovecot
1 2 (100.00%) Openswan
1 2 (100.00%) SpamAssassin
1 2 (100.00%) OpenSIPS
1 2 (100.00%) Corosync
1 2 (100.00%) KVM
1 2 (100.00%) Ceph
1 2 (100.00%) NFS
1 2 (100.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cacti
1 2 (100.00%) Munin
1 2 (100.00%) yum
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (100.00%) logstash
1 2 (100.00%) Rsyslog
1 2 (100.00%) Bacula
1 2 (100.00%) Nagios
1 2 (100.00%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Percona
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat