Period
to 16 October 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 827 604 712
Rank change year-on-year -223 +108 -79
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 206 81 392
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.20% 1.20% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 143 71 320
10th Percentile £46,400 £36,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £43,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £52,500 £62,750
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -16.33% +0.40%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £83,750 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% -18.18% -

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 17,157 6,749 20,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 14.07% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10,701 5,602 16,186
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,943
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.79% -2.40%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OpenStack.

Salary trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OpenStack over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 -194 192 £65,000 +23.81% 51
UK excluding London -170 128 £57,500 +27.78% 26
South East -109 68 £56,250 +21.62% 9
Work from Home -229 56 £61,250 -12.50% 11
London -209 55 £87,500 +22.81% 25
Midlands -83 41 £52,500 -12.50% 7
East of England -79 35 £52,500 -25.00% 6
North of England -124 30 £54,000 +8.00% 2
West Midlands -74 26 £52,500 -12.50% 3
North West -80 25 £52,500 +5.00% 2
East Midlands - 15 £55,000 - 4
South West -80 9 £72,250 +60.56% 1
Yorkshire -98 9 £62,500 +38.89%
North East - 3 £47,500 -
Scotland - 1 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 123 (59.71%) Linux
2 96 (46.60%) Kubernetes
3 90 (43.69%) DevOps
4 86 (41.75%) Azure
4 86 (41.75%) AWS
5 80 (38.83%) Ansible
5 80 (38.83%) Docker
6 79 (38.35%) Python
7 72 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (32.52%) VMware
9 60 (29.13%) Terraform
10 52 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (22.82%) Social Skills
12 46 (22.33%) Java
13 45 (21.84%) GCP
14 43 (20.87%) Windows
15 39 (18.93%) Software Engineering
15 39 (18.93%) Jenkins
16 38 (18.45%) Microservices
17 36 (17.48%) Private Cloud
17 36 (17.48%) Open Source
18 35 (16.99%) Git (software)
19 34 (16.50%) Degree
20 33 (16.02%) Puppet
21 29 (14.08%) Elastic Stack
21 29 (14.08%) Computer Science
21 29 (14.08%) Google
21 29 (14.08%) TDD
21 29 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
22 28 (13.59%) Perl

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 13 (6.31%) nginx
2 10 (4.85%) Apache
3 9 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.88%) Confluence
5 3 (1.46%) IIS
5 3 (1.46%) Jetty
6 2 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.97%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.97%) Traffic Server
7 1 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 86 (41.75%) AWS
1 86 (41.75%) Azure
2 45 (21.84%) GCP
3 23 (11.17%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (8.25%) OpenShift
5 15 (7.28%) Amazon EKS
6 14 (6.80%) Serverless
7 11 (5.34%) GitHub
7 11 (5.34%) IaaS
8 10 (4.85%) Amazon ECS
8 10 (4.85%) PaaS
9 8 (3.88%) SaaS
10 5 (2.43%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.94%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.94%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (1.94%) Datadog
11 4 (1.94%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (1.94%) Tricentis Tosca
11 4 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.22%) HTTP
2 15 (7.28%) DNS
3 13 (6.31%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.83%) Internet
5 11 (5.34%) BGP
5 11 (5.34%) Firewall
6 10 (4.85%) MPLS
7 9 (4.37%) VPN
7 9 (4.37%) WAN
8 8 (3.88%) 5G
8 8 (3.88%) PBX
8 8 (3.88%) SMTP
8 8 (3.88%) Softswitch
8 8 (3.88%) VoIP
9 6 (2.91%) VLAN
10 5 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.94%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.94%) Network Security
11 4 (1.94%) SAN
11 4 (1.94%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.08%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (12.14%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.28%) MySQL
4 11 (5.34%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.37%) Big Data
6 5 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.43%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.94%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.94%) SQLite
8 3 (1.46%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.46%) OpenStack Swift
9 2 (0.97%) ArangoDB
9 2 (0.97%) HBase
9 2 (0.97%) Redis
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.49%) ClickHouse
10 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 39 (18.93%) Jenkins
2 35 (16.99%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.28%) GitLab
4 13 (6.31%) JIRA
5 7 (3.40%) Maven
6 5 (2.43%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.94%) Gradle
7 4 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.46%) Subversion
9 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.97%) Emacs
9 2 (0.97%) GoCD
9 2 (0.97%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.97%) JUnit
9 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.97%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.49%) CircleCI
General
1 47 (22.82%) Social Skills
2 22 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 21 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.77%) Finance
4 16 (7.77%) Public Sector
5 9 (4.37%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (3.88%) Retail
7 7 (3.40%) Electronics
8 6 (2.91%) Automotive
9 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.43%) Marketing
9 5 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.94%) Publishing
11 3 (1.46%) Games
11 3 (1.46%) Legal
12 2 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.97%) French Language
13 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (22.82%) Architect
2 29 (14.08%) Developer
3 23 (11.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (7.77%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (7.77%) Java Developer
5 14 (6.80%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (4.85%) Python Engineer
8 9 (4.37%) Backend Developer
8 9 (4.37%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 9 (4.37%) Design Engineer
8 9 (4.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (4.37%) Network Specialist
8 9 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Consultant
9 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.88%) Voice Design Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.08%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (13.59%) REST
3 27 (13.11%) Web Services
4 19 (9.22%) Spring
4 19 (9.22%) Spring Boot
5 17 (8.25%) Node.js
6 15 (7.28%) Kafka
7 10 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 10 (4.85%) RESTful
8 9 (4.37%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (4.37%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (4.37%) XML
9 8 (3.88%) Apache Camel
9 8 (3.88%) JSON
9 8 (3.88%) LAMP
9 8 (3.88%) LAPP Stack
9 8 (3.88%) Vue.js
10 6 (2.91%) React
11 4 (1.94%) Django
11 4 (1.94%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.48%) Private Cloud
2 28 (13.59%) Data Centre
3 25 (12.14%) Cloud Native
4 24 (11.65%) Public Cloud
5 16 (7.77%) Virtual Team
6 15 (7.28%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.88%) User Experience
8 7 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.43%) Social Media
11 4 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.94%) NHS
12 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.97%) Blog
13 2 (0.97%) Clustering
13 2 (0.97%) Life Science
13 2 (0.97%) Online Games
14 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
14 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (59.71%) Linux
2 43 (20.87%) Windows
3 21 (10.19%) Unix
4 15 (7.28%) Ubuntu
5 13 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.37%) CentOS
7 8 (3.88%) SUSE
8 6 (2.91%) Debian
9 4 (1.94%) Solaris
9 4 (1.94%) VMS
9 4 (1.94%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.46%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (43.69%) DevOps
2 72 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (18.93%) Software Engineering
4 38 (18.45%) Microservices
5 36 (17.48%) Open Source
6 29 (14.08%) Computer Science
6 29 (14.08%) TDD
7 28 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (11.65%) Infrastructure as Code
9 20 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (9.71%) Load Balancing
9 20 (9.71%) Migration
10 19 (9.22%) Mentoring
11 17 (8.25%) Configuration Management
12 16 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (7.28%) Validation
14 13 (6.31%) Front End Development
15 12 (5.83%) Artificial Intelligence
15 12 (5.83%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (5.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.35%) Python
2 46 (22.33%) Java
3 28 (13.59%) Perl
4 26 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.71%) SQL
6 15 (7.28%) Bash Shell
7 13 (6.31%) C++
8 12 (5.83%) Java 8
9 11 (5.34%) Ruby
10 10 (4.85%) Java 11
10 10 (4.85%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.88%) Go
12 7 (3.40%) C
13 5 (2.43%) Rust
14 4 (1.94%) C#
14 4 (1.94%) R
15 3 (1.46%) Scala
16 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.49%) Groovy
17 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (16.50%) Degree
2 17 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.85%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.94%) JNCIE
4 4 (1.94%) MCSA
4 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) VCAP
5 2 (0.97%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.97%) IISP
5 2 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.49%) CISMP
6 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PhD
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.94%) OASIS TOSCA
2 4 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) GxP
3 3 (1.46%) NIST
4 2 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.97%) NCSC
5 1 (0.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (38.83%) Docker
2 52 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.71%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.77%) KVM
5 10 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.88%) Xen
7 6 (2.91%) Active Directory
7 6 (2.91%) Ceph
7 6 (2.91%) NFS
8 4 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.46%) iptables
9 3 (1.46%) LXC
9 3 (1.46%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 3 (1.46%) vSphere
10 2 (0.97%) Firmware
10 2 (0.97%) Squid
10 2 (0.97%) Varnish
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (46.60%) Kubernetes
2 80 (38.83%) Ansible
3 60 (29.13%) Terraform
4 33 (16.02%) Puppet
5 19 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (6.80%) Salt
7 10 (4.85%) Packer
8 9 (4.37%) Rancher
9 5 (2.43%) Grafana
9 5 (2.43%) Kibana
9 5 (2.43%) logstash
9 5 (2.43%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.94%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.94%) Proxmox
11 3 (1.46%) Mesos
12 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.97%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.97%) Nagios
12 2 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (32.52%) VMware
2 29 (14.08%) Google
3 23 (11.17%) Microsoft
4 19 (9.22%) Cisco
5 18 (8.74%) Oracle
6 15 (7.28%) Juniper
7 13 (6.31%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.37%) Rackspace
8 9 (4.37%) SaltStack
9 8 (3.88%) GENBAND
9 8 (3.88%) Pega
9 8 (3.88%) Sonus
9 8 (3.88%) WSO2
10 6 (2.91%) LexisNexis
11 5 (2.43%) IBM
12 4 (1.94%) Agilent
12 4 (1.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.94%) F5
12 4 (1.94%) SAP
12 4 (1.94%) Splunk