Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 666 623 546
Rank change year-on-year -43 -77 +53
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 443 693 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.04% 2.39% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 345 544 717
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,125 £41,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £88,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
% 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 21,727 28,965 32,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 16.59% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17,166 23,221 26,076
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,951 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 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 -60 418 £65,000 +4.00% 71
UK excluding London -89 222 £55,000 -4.35% 44
London +40 205 £76,250 +5.17% 27
South East -42 67 £57,500 +4.55% 19
East of England +14 58 £55,000 -12.00% 4
North of England -5 34 £47,000 -20.34% 9
South West -3 30 £51,000 +33.00% 8
North West +33 19 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Scotland +9 14 £58,750 -6.00%
Yorkshire -10 13 £55,000 -6.78% 7
Midlands +38 11 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +22 6 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Wales +11 6 £45,000 +2.27%
East Midlands +27 5 - - 2
Northern Ireland -16 2 £52,500 +75.00%
North East - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 318 (71.78%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (60.95%) Linux
3 264 (59.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 253 (57.11%) DevOps
5 212 (47.86%) Python
6 207 (46.73%) Docker
7 198 (44.70%) Kubernetes
8 194 (43.79%) Ansible
9 150 (33.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 148 (33.41%) Puppet
11 139 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
12 118 (26.64%) Ruby
13 117 (26.41%) Opscode Chef
14 103 (23.25%) Terraform
15 101 (22.80%) VMware
16 98 (22.12%) Scrum
16 98 (22.12%) Open Source
17 97 (21.90%) Google
18 90 (20.32%) Jenkins
19 89 (20.09%) Windows
20 87 (19.64%) Git (software)
21 86 (19.41%) Bash Shell
22 85 (19.19%) Configuration Management
22 85 (19.19%) IaaS
23 83 (18.74%) Data Centre
24 82 (18.51%) PaaS
25 78 (17.61%) Firewall
26 72 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
27 68 (15.35%) SQL
28 67 (15.12%) Degree

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 58 (13.09%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (7.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 34 (7.67%) CloudStack
3 33 (7.45%) Apache Spark
3 33 (7.45%) nginx
4 18 (4.06%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.39%) Apache
6 11 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.26%) JBoss
8 8 (1.81%) Confluence
8 8 (1.81%) IIS
9 5 (1.13%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.23%) Jetty
11 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.23%) MultiChain
2 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 318 (71.78%) Amazon AWS
2 264 (59.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (33.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 85 (19.19%) IaaS
5 82 (18.51%) PaaS
6 66 (14.90%) OpenShift
7 47 (10.61%) GitHub
8 42 (9.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (7.45%) SaaS
10 19 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (4.29%) Heroku
11 18 (4.06%) DigitalOcean
12 12 (2.71%) Trello
13 11 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (1.35%) Serverless
15 5 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (1.13%) npm
16 4 (0.90%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 78 (17.61%) Firewall
2 59 (13.32%) TCP/IP
3 33 (7.45%) WAN
4 31 (7.00%) DNS
5 30 (6.77%) HTTPS
6 23 (5.19%) VPN
7 22 (4.97%) SAN
8 16 (3.61%) LAN
8 16 (3.61%) SSL
9 13 (2.93%) Internet
9 13 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (2.93%) Wireless
9 13 (2.93%) WLAN
10 12 (2.71%) Software-Defined Networking
11 10 (2.26%) Network Security
12 8 (1.81%) IPsec
13 6 (1.35%) HTTP
13 6 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (1.13%) 2G
14 5 (1.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.51%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (10.84%) Big Data
3 39 (8.80%) MySQL
4 34 (7.67%) MongoDB
5 31 (7.00%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.61%) SQL Server
8 12 (2.71%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.48%) Amazon Athena
10 7 (1.58%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.35%) Redis
12 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.90%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.45%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (20.32%) Jenkins
2 87 (19.64%) Git (software)
3 65 (14.67%) JIRA
4 39 (8.80%) Bitbucket
5 32 (7.22%) git-flow
6 14 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (2.48%) Maven
8 9 (2.03%) CircleCI
8 9 (2.03%) Gradle
9 8 (1.81%) CA Release Automation
9 8 (1.81%) CF BOSH
10 7 (1.58%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.58%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.35%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.35%) Subversion
12 5 (1.13%) GoCD
13 4 (0.90%) GitLab
13 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (9.48%) Finance
2 25 (5.64%) Legal
3 23 (5.19%) Retail
4 15 (3.39%) Marketing
5 13 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.48%) Games
7 7 (1.58%) French Language
7 7 (1.58%) German Language
8 6 (1.35%) Advertising
8 6 (1.35%) Electronics
9 5 (1.13%) Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (28.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (13.77%) Architect
3 50 (11.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 48 (10.84%) Consultant
4 48 (10.84%) Developer
5 39 (8.80%) Linux Engineer
6 24 (5.42%) Network Architect
6 24 (5.42%) Software Developer
7 23 (5.19%) Platform Engineer
8 22 (4.97%) Senior DevOps
9 20 (4.51%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 20 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (4.51%) Support Engineer
10 19 (4.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 19 (4.29%) Senior Software Developer
11 18 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.84%) Security Architect
13 16 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.39%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.29%) Kafka
2 42 (9.48%) .NET
3 40 (9.03%) Node.js
4 38 (8.58%) Web Services
5 36 (8.13%) AngularJS
6 35 (7.90%) Spring
7 33 (7.45%) REST
8 32 (7.22%) ASP.NET
8 32 (7.22%) React
9 30 (6.77%) GraphQL
9 30 (6.77%) Spring MVC
9 30 (6.77%) Vue.js
10 21 (4.74%) JSON
10 21 (4.74%) LEMP Stack
10 21 (4.74%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (3.39%) RESTful
12 14 (3.16%) YAML
13 10 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (2.03%) CSS
15 8 (1.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (18.74%) Data Centre
2 60 (13.54%) Public Cloud
3 52 (11.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (6.32%) Private Cloud
5 16 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (2.93%) Cybercrime
7 13 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.93%) Renewable Energy
8 12 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.48%) Cyberattack
9 11 (2.48%) Virtual Team
10 10 (2.26%) Replication
11 9 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.81%) Clustering
12 8 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.58%) Life Science
14 6 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 270 (60.95%) Linux
2 89 (20.09%) Windows
3 52 (11.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (8.80%) CentOS
5 38 (8.58%) Windows Server
6 37 (8.35%) Unix
7 34 (7.67%) Ubuntu
8 30 (6.77%) Android
8 30 (6.77%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.58%) Debian
10 6 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (1.35%) Fedora
11 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.45%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (57.11%) DevOps
2 139 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (22.12%) Open Source
3 98 (22.12%) Scrum
4 85 (19.19%) Configuration Management
5 61 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (11.96%) Cybersecurity
8 50 (11.29%) Kanban
9 47 (10.61%) Software Engineering
10 40 (9.03%) Test Automation
11 39 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 36 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 36 (8.13%) Migration
12 36 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (7.90%) Computer Science
14 32 (7.22%) MVC
15 31 (7.00%) Infrastructure as Code
16 30 (6.77%) API Design
16 30 (6.77%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 212 (47.86%) Python
2 118 (26.64%) Ruby
3 86 (19.41%) Bash Shell
4 68 (15.35%) SQL
5 63 (14.22%) Java
6 50 (11.29%) PowerShell
7 45 (10.16%) Go
8 41 (9.26%) C
8 41 (9.26%) Perl
9 38 (8.58%) JavaScript
10 23 (5.19%) C#
10 23 (5.19%) C++
11 15 (3.39%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.03%) PHP
13 6 (1.35%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.90%) AWK
15 3 (0.68%) Scala
15 3 (0.68%) sed
15 3 (0.68%) tcsh
15 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (15.12%) Degree
2 46 (10.38%) CISSP
3 37 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (7.90%) MCSE
5 34 (7.67%) CCNA
5 34 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (6.77%) CompTIA Security+
6 30 (6.77%) GIAC
6 30 (6.77%) Linux+ Certification
6 30 (6.77%) Network+ Certification
6 30 (6.77%) SANS
6 30 (6.77%) SSCP
7 27 (6.09%) Security Cleared
8 13 (2.93%) TOGAF Certification
9 11 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (2.48%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.03%) RHCE
10 9 (2.03%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.35%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.90%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.22%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) QA
3 4 (0.90%) GDPR
3 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.45%) COBIT
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) PSD2
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 207 (46.73%) Docker
2 72 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (8.58%) Hyper-V
3 38 (8.58%) vSphere
4 35 (7.90%) Active Directory
4 35 (7.90%) Xen
5 18 (4.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 17 (3.84%) KVM
7 12 (2.71%) NFS
7 12 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.48%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 8 (1.81%) Ceph
10 7 (1.58%) vCloud
10 7 (1.58%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.90%) PowerDNS
12 4 (0.90%) Varnish
12 4 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.68%) LXC
Systems Management
1 198 (44.70%) Kubernetes
2 194 (43.79%) Ansible
3 148 (33.41%) Puppet
4 117 (26.41%) Opscode Chef
5 103 (23.25%) Terraform
6 44 (9.93%) Salt
7 23 (5.19%) Packer
8 17 (3.84%) Nagios
9 12 (2.71%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (2.26%) Cobbler
11 10 (2.26%) Mesos
11 10 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (2.26%) vRealize
12 9 (2.03%) HAProxy
12 9 (2.03%) Juju
12 9 (2.03%) SCCM
12 9 (2.03%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.81%) BladeLogic
14 7 (1.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 101 (22.80%) VMware
2 97 (21.90%) Google
3 55 (12.42%) Microsoft
4 54 (12.19%) Red Hat
5 31 (7.00%) Cisco
6 23 (5.19%) Oracle
7 18 (4.06%) Rackspace
8 17 (3.84%) NetApp
9 14 (3.16%) IBM
9 14 (3.16%) Riverbed
10 9 (2.03%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.81%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.58%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.35%) HP
13 6 (1.35%) Juniper
13 6 (1.35%) Veritas
14 5 (1.13%) Citrix
15 4 (0.90%) EMC
15 4 (0.90%) SaltStack
16 3 (0.68%) ServiceNow