Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for OpenStack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OpenStack over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 301 265
Rank change year-on-year -36 -36 +96
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 21 70 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.06% 2.99% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 19 64 48
North West median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +41.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

OpenStack is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1,980 2,342 1,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.77% 17.80% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,568 1,948 1,610
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,900 £57,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for OpenStack in the North West

OpenStack
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for OpenStack in the North West

OpenStack
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
Manchester -17 18 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 -
Cheshire -16 1 £60,000 +50.00% 2
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT jobs citing OpenStack 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 North West region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 17 (80.95%) Configuration Management
2 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (76.19%) DevOps
3 13 (61.90%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (61.90%) Puppet
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (57.14%) Oracle
4 12 (57.14%) Ansible
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (52.38%) Scrum
6 10 (47.62%) Python
7 9 (42.86%) CloudStack
8 8 (38.10%) .NET
8 8 (38.10%) Microservices
8 8 (38.10%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (33.33%) Windows
9 7 (33.33%) SQL
9 7 (33.33%) RUP
9 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 7 (33.33%) DSDM
9 7 (33.33%) vSphere
9 7 (33.33%) XenServer
9 7 (33.33%) Ruby
9 7 (33.33%) Xen
10 6 (28.57%) Google
10 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 6 (28.57%) SCCM
10 6 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (28.57%) Back Office

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) CloudStack
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
3 5 (23.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (14.29%) Confluence
5 2 (9.52%) nginx
5 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (4.76%) JBoss
6 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (23.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (23.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) MPLS
2 1 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.76%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (14.29%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Windows DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Core Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IP Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 3 (14.29%) Spring
2 3 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 3 (14.29%) Velocity
3 2 (9.52%) LAMP
3 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (9.52%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Cloud Native
1 5 (23.81%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
3 3 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Ubuntu
4 3 (14.29%) CentOS
5 2 (9.52%) FreeBSD
5 2 (9.52%) OpenBSD
5 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) Debian
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Configuration Management
2 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (76.19%) DevOps
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (38.10%) Microservices
6 7 (33.33%) DSDM
6 7 (33.33%) RUP
7 5 (23.81%) Anomaly Detection
7 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement
8 4 (19.05%) OWASP
8 4 (19.05%) Pair Programming
8 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 3 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Ruby
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) Java 8
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Sun Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) GCP
2 4 (19.05%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) vSphere
1 7 (33.33%) Xen
1 7 (33.33%) XenServer
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Ceph
3 2 (9.52%) Corosync
3 2 (9.52%) DRBD
3 2 (9.52%) iptables
3 2 (9.52%) KVM
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) NFS
4 1 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (61.90%) Puppet
2 12 (57.14%) Ansible
3 6 (28.57%) SCCM
3 6 (28.57%) Terraform
4 2 (9.52%) Cacti
4 2 (9.52%) Munin
4 2 (9.52%) Nagios
4 2 (9.52%) Pacemaker
5 1 (4.76%) Cobbler
5 1 (4.76%) Salt
5 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Google
4 3 (14.29%) Sun
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Percona
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper