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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 243 227 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 2 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% 0.26% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% 1.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 0
Average salary £61,250 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £49,250 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-0.50% +93.13%
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
1392 1376 1493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.19% 20.84% 19.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1180 1332
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OpenStack across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

OpenStack Salary Histogram 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 23 January 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
Cheshire -11 1 £82,500 +3.12%
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
3 2 (40.00%) IaaS
3 2 (40.00%) KVM
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (40.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) Terremark
2 1 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (20.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) WATIR
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) OpenBSD
3 1 (20.00%) FreeBSD
3 1 (20.00%) openSUSE
3 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) KVM
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Postfix
2 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) Varnish
2 1 (20.00%) Ceph
2 1 (20.00%) Corosync
2 1 (20.00%) Dovecot
2 1 (20.00%) Openswan
2 1 (20.00%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (20.00%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) Cacti
2 1 (20.00%) Munin
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) logstash
2 1 (20.00%) yum
2 1 (20.00%) Salt
2 1 (20.00%) Rsyslog
2 1 (20.00%) Bacula
2 1 (20.00%) CFEngine
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
1 2 (40.00%) Google
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Percona