Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 768 572 565
Rank change year-on-year -196 -7 +51
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 348 798 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.51% 2.70% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 302 646 636
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £60,000 £55,250
% change year-on-year -15.83% +8.60% +5.24%

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 23,105 29,546 30,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 16.79% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18,362 24,354 25,739
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

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 21 March 2019.

Salary histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 15 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 21 March 2019. 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 -202 326 £62,500 -3.85% 105
UK excluding London -158 190 £50,500 -15.83% 79
London -81 149 £70,000 -6.67% 35
South East -34 68 £55,000 - 20
East of England -71 61 £47,773 -26.50% 10
North of England +37 24 £45,000 -23.73% 15
North West +43 20 £43,750 -16.67% 7
Midlands +19 16 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Wales +26 12 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +8 12 £36,250 -19.44% 4
South West -24 5 £51,000 +24.39% 18
East Midlands +33 4 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Yorkshire +17 4 £57,500 -2.54% 7
Scotland +3 3 £60,000 -2.04% 3
Northern Ireland -19 1 £70,000 +75.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 209 (60.06%) Linux
2 206 (59.20%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (50.00%) DevOps
4 171 (49.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 167 (47.99%) Python
6 134 (38.51%) Docker
7 132 (37.93%) Ansible
8 128 (36.78%) Kubernetes
9 125 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
10 115 (33.05%) VMware
11 102 (29.31%) Puppet
12 98 (28.16%) Open Source
13 94 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 84 (24.14%) Jenkins
15 82 (23.56%) Ruby
16 74 (21.26%) Java
17 71 (20.40%) Google Cloud Platform
18 70 (20.11%) Opscode Chef
19 69 (19.83%) Configuration Management
20 68 (19.54%) Terraform
21 67 (19.25%) Bash Shell
22 65 (18.68%) Git (software)
22 65 (18.68%) Data Centre
23 64 (18.39%) Google
24 62 (17.82%) Degree
24 62 (17.82%) PaaS
24 62 (17.82%) Scrum
25 60 (17.24%) SQL
26 57 (16.38%) Computer Science
27 55 (15.80%) OpenShift

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 23 (6.61%) nginx
2 20 (5.75%) Apache
3 18 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 15 (4.31%) JBoss
5 13 (3.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (3.16%) CloudStack
6 11 (3.16%) IIS
7 9 (2.59%) Confluence
7 9 (2.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.44%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.15%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.86%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Odoo
2 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.29%) MultiChain
Cloud Services
1 206 (59.20%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (49.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (20.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 62 (17.82%) PaaS
5 55 (15.80%) OpenShift
6 48 (13.79%) IaaS
7 34 (9.77%) GitHub
8 28 (8.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (6.03%) SaaS
10 18 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (2.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (2.30%) Serverless
13 7 (2.01%) iPaaS
14 4 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (1.15%) npm
14 4 (1.15%) Route 53
14 4 (1.15%) Trello
15 3 (0.86%) Heroku
16 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.21%) DNS
2 33 (9.48%) Firewall
3 24 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 20 (5.75%) WAN
5 19 (5.46%) SAN
6 14 (4.02%) Internet
7 13 (3.74%) HTTP
7 13 (3.74%) Software-Defined Networking
8 12 (3.45%) SSL
8 12 (3.45%) VPN
9 9 (2.59%) LAN
9 9 (2.59%) Network Security
10 6 (1.72%) DHCP
10 6 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.72%) IPv4
10 6 (1.72%) IPv6
10 6 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (1.72%) Wireless
10 6 (1.72%) WLAN
11 5 (1.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.93%) MySQL
1 45 (12.93%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (10.92%) MongoDB
3 27 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 26 (7.47%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.18%) SQL Server
6 17 (4.89%) RDBMS
7 13 (3.74%) Redis
8 11 (3.16%) Big Data
9 10 (2.87%) MariaDB
10 9 (2.59%) Amazon Athena
11 8 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
15 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 84 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 65 (18.68%) Git (software)
3 30 (8.62%) JIRA
4 25 (7.18%) Vagrant
5 16 (4.60%) Maven
6 14 (4.02%) Gradle
7 13 (3.74%) CA Release Automation
8 11 (3.16%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.72%) Subversion
11 5 (1.44%) Selenium
11 5 (1.44%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.44%) webpack
12 4 (1.15%) Babel
12 4 (1.15%) Gerrit
12 4 (1.15%) gulp
12 4 (1.15%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.86%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.86%) NUnit
13 3 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (15.23%) Finance
2 18 (5.17%) Marketing
3 17 (4.89%) Legal
4 16 (4.60%) Retail
5 14 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.87%) Games
7 9 (2.59%) French Language
7 9 (2.59%) German Language
8 8 (2.30%) Electronics
8 8 (2.30%) Law
9 7 (2.01%) Advertising
9 7 (2.01%) Swedish Language
10 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.15%) Automotive
12 2 (0.57%) Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 77 (22.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (16.09%) Linux Engineer
3 45 (12.93%) Developer
4 42 (12.07%) Architect
5 28 (8.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 26 (7.47%) Software Engineer
7 23 (6.61%) Cloud Architect
7 23 (6.61%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 20 (5.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 20 (5.75%) Senior DevOps
10 18 (5.17%) Software Developer
11 17 (4.89%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.89%) Senior Software Developer
12 16 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (4.60%) Junior
12 16 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 15 (4.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.93%) RabbitMQ
2 37 (10.63%) RESTful
3 20 (5.75%) Web Services
4 19 (5.46%) Spring
5 17 (4.89%) Spring Boot
6 16 (4.60%) JSON
7 15 (4.31%) Node.js
8 14 (4.02%) .NET
8 14 (4.02%) Java EE
9 13 (3.74%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.74%) Middleware
9 13 (3.74%) Natural Language Processing
10 12 (3.45%) REST
11 11 (3.16%) CSS
12 10 (2.87%) LEMP Stack
13 9 (2.59%) D3.js
14 8 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (2.30%) HTML
14 8 (2.30%) HTML5
14 8 (2.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.68%) Data Centre
2 48 (13.79%) Private Cloud
3 47 (13.51%) Public Cloud
4 41 (11.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (5.17%) Enterprise Cloud
6 13 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.16%) Life Science
8 11 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (2.87%) Cloud Native
10 9 (2.59%) Replication
11 6 (1.72%) Clustering
11 6 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.44%) User Experience
13 4 (1.15%) Digital Media
13 4 (1.15%) Fintech
14 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 209 (60.06%) Linux
2 48 (13.79%) Unix
3 47 (13.51%) Windows
4 34 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 19 (5.46%) CentOS
7 16 (4.60%) Windows Server
8 10 (2.87%) Fedora
9 7 (2.01%) Debian
10 3 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (50.00%) DevOps
2 125 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (28.16%) Open Source
4 69 (19.83%) Configuration Management
5 62 (17.82%) Scrum
6 57 (16.38%) Computer Science
7 49 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (12.93%) Software Engineering
9 40 (11.49%) Migration
10 39 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (10.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 35 (10.06%) Microservices
12 31 (8.91%) ITIL
12 31 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
13 29 (8.33%) Biology
14 25 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (6.61%) Analytics
15 23 (6.61%) Presales
16 22 (6.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (47.99%) Python
2 82 (23.56%) Ruby
3 74 (21.26%) Java
4 67 (19.25%) Bash Shell
5 60 (17.24%) SQL
6 43 (12.36%) PowerShell
7 30 (8.62%) Shell Script
8 26 (7.47%) JavaScript
9 23 (6.61%) Go
9 23 (6.61%) Perl
10 13 (3.74%) Java 8
11 9 (2.59%) C
12 8 (2.30%) C#
13 7 (2.01%) AWK
14 5 (1.44%) C++
14 5 (1.44%) ES7
14 5 (1.44%) ES8
15 4 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.15%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (17.82%) Degree
2 27 (7.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (4.60%) MBA
3 16 (4.60%) RHCE
4 15 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.87%) CISSP
6 7 (2.01%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (1.72%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.72%) MCSE
7 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.72%) RHCA
8 5 (1.44%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.44%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.15%) CISM
9 4 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.86%) CCNA
10 3 (0.86%) CCNP
10 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.74%) SLA
2 6 (1.72%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 134 (38.51%) Docker
2 94 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.61%) vSphere
4 20 (5.75%) Xen
5 17 (4.89%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (4.02%) Active Directory
7 9 (2.59%) NFS
8 8 (2.30%) KVM
8 8 (2.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 8 (2.30%) XenServer
9 7 (2.01%) vCloud
10 6 (1.72%) PowerDNS
11 5 (1.44%) Lustre
11 5 (1.44%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.86%) Ceph
12 3 (0.86%) Varnish
12 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.86%) XenApp
13 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 132 (37.93%) Ansible
2 128 (36.78%) Kubernetes
3 102 (29.31%) Puppet
4 70 (20.11%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (19.54%) Terraform
6 23 (6.61%) Salt
7 18 (5.17%) Packer
8 14 (4.02%) Nagios
9 13 (3.74%) BladeLogic
10 10 (2.87%) vCenter Server
10 10 (2.87%) vRealize
11 9 (2.59%) SCCM
12 8 (2.30%) Consul
12 8 (2.30%) HAProxy
12 8 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (2.01%) Cobbler
13 7 (2.01%) NetBackup
13 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 115 (33.05%) VMware
2 64 (18.39%) Google
3 38 (10.92%) Red Hat
4 37 (10.63%) Oracle
5 34 (9.77%) Microsoft
6 32 (9.20%) IBM
7 25 (7.18%) Cisco
8 18 (5.17%) Atlassian
9 17 (4.89%) NetApp
10 13 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (3.16%) Ivanti
12 9 (2.59%) Juniper
13 8 (2.30%) Riverbed
14 7 (2.01%) F5
14 7 (2.01%) SaltStack
15 6 (1.72%) Citrix
15 6 (1.72%) HP
15 6 (1.72%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.44%) CommVault
16 5 (1.44%) Rackspace