Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 527 630
Rank change year-on-year -80 +103 +92
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 645 895 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% 2.85% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 517 727 644
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,300 £42,300 £36,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 27,127 31,383 35,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.47% 17.90% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 21,756 25,285 29,653
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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
England -72 611 £62,500 +2.46% 98
UK excluding London -55 338 £55,000 -4.35% 70
London -68 285 £70,000 - 34
South East +1 121 £55,000 - 17
East of England +48 112 £60,000 -11.11% 20
North of England -22 61 £58,250 -2.92% 9
Yorkshire +7 34 £59,000 -1.67% 4
North West -7 25 £47,500 -20.83% 3
South West -33 22 £45,000 -7.69% 12
Scotland +8 10 £60,000 -
Midlands -2 10 £30,000 -40.00% 6
West Midlands +30 9 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Wales 0 7 £44,000 -12.00% 4
North East -15 2 £62,500 -3.85% 2
East Midlands -33 1 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 411 (63.72%) Linux
2 401 (62.17%) Amazon AWS
3 323 (50.08%) Python
4 320 (49.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 302 (46.82%) DevOps
6 299 (46.36%) VMware
7 287 (44.50%) Puppet
8 285 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
9 279 (43.26%) Ansible
10 257 (39.84%) Docker
11 211 (32.71%) Opscode Chef
12 210 (32.56%) Kubernetes
13 201 (31.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 158 (24.50%) Configuration Management
15 157 (24.34%) Unix
16 147 (22.79%) Ruby
17 142 (22.02%) Bash Shell
18 136 (21.09%) Jenkins
19 133 (20.62%) Java
20 132 (20.47%) Google
20 132 (20.47%) Open Source
21 123 (19.07%) Microsoft
22 122 (18.91%) Terraform
23 120 (18.60%) Google Cloud Platform
23 120 (18.60%) Windows
24 113 (17.52%) SQL
24 113 (17.52%) Oracle
25 112 (17.36%) Scrum
26 111 (17.21%) Finance
27 108 (16.74%) Red Hat

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 55 (8.53%) CloudStack
2 48 (7.44%) Apache
3 40 (6.20%) WebLogic
4 31 (4.81%) WebSphere
5 28 (4.34%) Tomcat
6 27 (4.19%) nginx
7 26 (4.03%) GlassFish
7 26 (4.03%) JBoss
8 25 (3.88%) Confluence
9 21 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (2.33%) MQSeries
12 12 (1.86%) Skype for Business
13 11 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (1.55%) SharePoint
15 9 (1.40%) Apache Spark
16 8 (1.24%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.93%) IIS
18 5 (0.78%) MS Exchange
18 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.71%) Documaker
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 401 (62.17%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (49.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (18.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 100 (15.50%) IaaS
5 78 (12.09%) PaaS
6 75 (11.63%) OpenShift
7 50 (7.75%) GitHub
8 49 (7.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 45 (6.98%) SaaS
10 29 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (2.17%) Trello
12 10 (1.55%) Route 53
13 9 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.24%) Amazon S3
15 7 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (1.09%) Office 365
15 7 (1.09%) Serverless
15 7 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (13.80%) Firewall
2 86 (13.33%) DNS
3 68 (10.54%) TCP/IP
4 38 (5.89%) VPN
5 37 (5.74%) SAN
6 33 (5.12%) HTTP
7 32 (4.96%) Internet
8 28 (4.34%) DHCP
9 23 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
10 21 (3.26%) WAN
11 20 (3.10%) IPsec
12 19 (2.95%) SSL
13 16 (2.48%) Software-Defined Networking
14 15 (2.33%) AMQP
14 15 (2.33%) SMTP
15 14 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (2.17%) Network Security
15 14 (2.17%) VSAN
16 12 (1.86%) FTP
16 12 (1.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 62 (9.61%) MySQL
2 62 (9.61%) NoSQL
3 59 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (8.53%) MongoDB
5 46 (7.13%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.88%) Oracle Database
7 22 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (3.26%) Big Data
9 18 (2.79%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.17%) Redis
11 13 (2.02%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.02%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.78%) Hazelcast
14 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 136 (21.09%) Jenkins
2 100 (15.50%) Git (software)
3 67 (10.39%) Vagrant
4 42 (6.51%) JIRA
4 42 (6.51%) Maven
5 28 (4.34%) TeamCity
6 24 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (3.72%) Subversion
7 22 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (2.64%) Selenium
9 15 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 14 (2.17%) Gerrit
11 12 (1.86%) Protractor
12 11 (1.71%) Travis CI
13 10 (1.55%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.55%) GitLab
13 10 (1.55%) JUnit
14 9 (1.40%) Bitbucket
15 7 (1.09%) JMeter
General
1 111 (17.21%) Finance
2 36 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.34%) Retail
4 19 (2.95%) Law
4 19 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.79%) Marketing
6 17 (2.64%) Advertising
7 15 (2.33%) Banking
8 14 (2.17%) French Language
8 14 (2.17%) German Language
8 14 (2.17%) Legal
8 14 (2.17%) Swedish Language
9 11 (1.71%) Electronics
9 11 (1.71%) Games
10 10 (1.55%) Back Office
11 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 3 (0.47%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 147 (22.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (14.26%) Architect
3 81 (12.56%) Linux Engineer
4 76 (11.78%) Cloud Engineer
5 75 (11.63%) Developer
6 46 (7.13%) Cloud Architect
7 42 (6.51%) AWS Engineer
8 39 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (5.58%) Platform Engineer
9 36 (5.58%) Software Engineer
10 33 (5.12%) Java Developer
11 32 (4.96%) Administrator
11 32 (4.96%) Automation Engineer
11 32 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
12 28 (4.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 28 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.88%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.56%) Web Services
2 46 (7.13%) RESTful
3 40 (6.20%) Middleware
4 33 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
5 31 (4.81%) Spring
5 31 (4.81%) Spring Boot
6 29 (4.50%) LAMP
7 28 (4.34%) HTML
8 26 (4.03%) CSS
9 25 (3.88%) Node.js
10 24 (3.72%) REST
11 23 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
12 22 (3.41%) .NET
13 20 (3.10%) EJB
13 20 (3.10%) Java EE
13 20 (3.10%) JMS
14 19 (2.95%) AngularJS
14 19 (2.95%) Velocity
15 18 (2.79%) HTML5
15 18 (2.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 98 (15.19%) Public Cloud
3 70 (10.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 70 (10.85%) Private Cloud
4 65 (10.08%) Computer Science
5 39 (6.05%) Replication
6 31 (4.81%) Cloud Native
7 25 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (2.33%) Life Science
10 15 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 13 (2.02%) Fintech
12 11 (1.71%) Equities
12 11 (1.71%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (1.55%) Clustering
13 10 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 411 (63.72%) Linux
2 157 (24.34%) Unix
3 120 (18.60%) Windows
4 84 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (8.06%) Windows Server
6 44 (6.82%) CentOS
7 42 (6.51%) Ubuntu
8 27 (4.19%) Debian
9 25 (3.88%) Solaris
9 25 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.64%) AIX
11 15 (2.33%) CoreOS
11 15 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (2.17%) Android
13 6 (0.93%) FreeBSD
14 5 (0.78%) OpenBSD
15 4 (0.62%) Fedora
15 4 (0.62%) VMS
16 3 (0.47%) SUSE
16 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (46.82%) DevOps
2 285 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (24.50%) Configuration Management
4 132 (20.47%) Open Source
5 112 (17.36%) Scrum
6 98 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
7 90 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 75 (11.63%) TDD
9 70 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 68 (10.54%) Microservices
11 67 (10.39%) ITIL
11 67 (10.39%) Software Engineering
12 61 (9.46%) Migration
13 60 (9.30%) Deployment Automation
14 49 (7.60%) Presales
15 47 (7.29%) High Availability
16 46 (7.13%) Mentoring
17 43 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 323 (50.08%) Python
2 147 (22.79%) Ruby
3 142 (22.02%) Bash Shell
4 133 (20.62%) Java
5 113 (17.52%) SQL
6 94 (14.57%) PowerShell
7 61 (9.46%) Shell Script
8 54 (8.37%) Go
8 54 (8.37%) JavaScript
9 37 (5.74%) Perl
10 33 (5.12%) C#
11 30 (4.65%) PHP
12 16 (2.48%) Java 8
13 14 (2.17%) C++
13 14 (2.17%) Scala
14 13 (2.02%) AWK
15 12 (1.86%) C
16 5 (0.78%) C-shell
16 5 (0.78%) Korn
16 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 90 (13.95%) Degree
2 39 (6.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 39 (6.05%) RHCE
3 33 (5.12%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.41%) RHCA
6 19 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (2.48%) Master's Degree
7 16 (2.48%) MCSE
7 16 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.33%) AWS Certification
8 15 (2.33%) CCNA
9 13 (2.02%) CCIE
9 13 (2.02%) CCNP
10 10 (1.55%) MBA
11 9 (1.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 7 (1.09%) VCP6
13 5 (0.78%) OCP
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.03%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) GDPR
4 3 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.16%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 257 (39.84%) Docker
2 201 (31.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (13.18%) vSphere
4 68 (10.54%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (8.53%) Hyper-V
6 45 (6.98%) Xen
7 44 (6.82%) Active Directory
8 35 (5.43%) Ceph
8 35 (5.43%) KVM
9 32 (4.96%) XenServer
10 21 (3.26%) VirtualBox
11 17 (2.64%) VMware NSX
12 14 (2.17%) NFS
12 14 (2.17%) vCloud
13 12 (1.86%) iptables
14 11 (1.71%) QEMU
14 11 (1.71%) Samba
15 8 (1.24%) Lustre
15 8 (1.24%) XenApp
16 5 (0.78%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 287 (44.50%) Puppet
2 279 (43.26%) Ansible
3 211 (32.71%) Opscode Chef
4 210 (32.56%) Kubernetes
5 122 (18.91%) Terraform
6 65 (10.08%) Salt
7 36 (5.58%) vRealize
8 35 (5.43%) Nagios
9 33 (5.12%) SCCM
10 32 (4.96%) Cobbler
11 28 (4.34%) Rancher
12 27 (4.19%) vCenter Server
13 22 (3.41%) Packer
14 17 (2.64%) Tivoli
15 16 (2.48%) Prometheus
16 14 (2.17%) Consul
16 14 (2.17%) HAProxy
17 13 (2.02%) Grafana
17 13 (2.02%) Graphite
18 12 (1.86%) logstash
Vendors
1 299 (46.36%) VMware
2 132 (20.47%) Google
3 123 (19.07%) Microsoft
4 113 (17.52%) Oracle
5 108 (16.74%) Red Hat
6 63 (9.77%) Cisco
7 55 (8.53%) IBM
8 40 (6.20%) Juniper
9 36 (5.58%) NetApp
10 30 (4.65%) Splunk
11 24 (3.72%) SaltStack
12 23 (3.57%) HP
13 19 (2.95%) Citrix
14 17 (2.64%) EnterpriseDB
14 17 (2.64%) New Relic
14 17 (2.64%) SolarWinds
15 15 (2.33%) Palo Alto
16 14 (2.17%) F5
16 14 (2.17%) Ivanti
16 14 (2.17%) ServiceNow