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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 873 696 688
Rank change year-on-year -177 -8 +85
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 343 202 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 1.65% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 102 120 192
10th Percentile £50,125 £41,250 £40,133
25th Percentile £62,500 £51,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £55,206
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +17.74% -11.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £106,250 £91,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,500 £63,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.24% +21.43% +3.96%

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 23,033 12,230 13,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.39% 13.67% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11,006 9,001 11,129
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,688 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%

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 May 2022.

Salary histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 14 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -120 317 £73,750 +11.32% 32
London -145 162 £80,000 +18.52% 19
UK excluding London -111 157 £58,500 -8.24% 14
Work from Home -164 148 £67,500 - 10
South East -101 50 £46,250 -36.21% 7
East of England -65 37 £65,000 -10.34% 5
Midlands -65 30 £56,250 -21.05%
East Midlands -21 26 £56,750 -
North of England -97 24 £58,750 -2.08% 1
South West -20 18 £65,500 -6.43%
Yorkshire -41 13 £52,500 -12.50%
North West -99 12 £58,750 -0.42% 1
Wales - 7 - -
West Midlands -63 4 £55,000 -22.81%

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 244 (71.14%) Linux
1 244 (71.14%) AWS
2 217 (63.27%) Kubernetes
3 194 (56.56%) Docker
4 180 (52.48%) Python
5 179 (52.19%) DevOps
6 162 (47.23%) Azure
7 161 (46.94%) Agile
8 146 (42.57%) Ansible
9 132 (38.48%) Problem-Solving
10 104 (30.32%) Data Centre
11 102 (29.74%) Analytical Skills
12 96 (27.99%) Mentoring
13 95 (27.70%) Degree
14 94 (27.41%) Git (software)
15 90 (26.24%) GCP
16 88 (25.66%) Java
16 88 (25.66%) Configuration Management
17 87 (25.36%) Terraform
18 83 (24.20%) Puppet
19 78 (22.74%) Software Engineering
20 73 (21.28%) CI/CD
21 72 (20.99%) Collaborative Working
21 72 (20.99%) Continuous Delivery
22 71 (20.70%) Open Source
23 70 (20.41%) VMware
24 69 (20.12%) Bash
25 68 (19.83%) Finance
25 68 (19.83%) MySQL
25 68 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 17 (4.96%) nginx
2 14 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.04%) Confluence
5 6 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.75%) CMS
5 6 (1.75%) Headless CMS
6 4 (1.17%) Jetty
7 3 (0.87%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.58%) Traefik
9 1 (0.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 244 (71.14%) AWS
2 162 (47.23%) Azure
3 90 (26.24%) GCP
4 54 (15.74%) OpenShift
5 28 (8.16%) IaaS
6 27 (7.87%) PaaS
7 15 (4.37%) MinIO
7 15 (4.37%) SaaS
8 14 (4.08%) Datadog
9 9 (2.62%) Amazon EKS
9 9 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.33%) Serverless
11 6 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.75%) Amplience
12 5 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (1.46%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.46%) GitHub
13 4 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.87%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.75%) Firewall
2 21 (6.12%) LAN
3 20 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.37%) WAN
5 13 (3.79%) NAS
5 13 (3.79%) SAN
5 13 (3.79%) Software-Defined Networking
6 10 (2.92%) DNS
6 10 (2.92%) SSL
6 10 (2.92%) Wireless
7 9 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (2.62%) WLAN
8 8 (2.33%) Internet
9 6 (1.75%) Network Security
10 5 (1.46%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.46%) HTTP
10 5 (1.46%) InfiniBand
10 5 (1.46%) SD-WAN
11 4 (1.17%) 5G
11 4 (1.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.83%) MySQL
2 55 (16.03%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (13.12%) Big Data
4 39 (11.37%) InfluxDB
5 33 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (7.29%) Data Mining
6 25 (7.29%) MongoDB
7 22 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (6.41%) Hadoop
8 20 (5.83%) NoSQL
9 16 (4.66%) SQL Server
10 15 (4.37%) ArangoDB
11 13 (3.79%) MariaDB
12 10 (2.92%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.46%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (27.41%) Git (software)
2 64 (18.66%) Jenkins
3 50 (14.58%) GitLab
4 24 (7.00%) Bitbucket
5 21 (6.12%) Maven
6 20 (5.83%) Travis CI
7 16 (4.66%) CircleCI
8 15 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (4.08%) Gradle
9 14 (4.08%) TeamCity
10 11 (3.21%) JIRA
11 8 (2.33%) Buildbot
11 8 (2.33%) Gerrit
12 7 (2.04%) GoCD
13 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.17%) IntelliJ
13 4 (1.17%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.17%) JUnit
13 4 (1.17%) Mocha
14 2 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 102 (29.74%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (19.83%) Finance
3 39 (11.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 38 (11.08%) Social Skills
5 36 (10.50%) Games
6 35 (10.20%) Telecoms
7 30 (8.75%) Public Sector
8 24 (7.00%) Law
9 19 (5.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (3.50%) Marketing
11 11 (3.21%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (2.33%) Financial Institution
13 7 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (1.46%) Retail
15 4 (1.17%) Aerospace
15 4 (1.17%) Legal
16 3 (0.87%) Advertising
16 3 (0.87%) Banking
16 3 (0.87%) Electronics
17 2 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 102 (29.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (18.08%) Software Engineer
3 61 (17.78%) Architect
4 37 (10.79%) Senior Software Engineer
5 36 (10.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 25 (7.29%) IT Architect
7 24 (7.00%) Digital Architect
8 22 (6.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 22 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
9 20 (5.83%) Automation Engineer
10 17 (4.96%) Senior DevOps
10 17 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 16 (4.66%) Principal Engineer
11 16 (4.66%) Principal Software Engineer
11 16 (4.66%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 15 (4.37%) Embedded Engineer
13 14 (4.08%) Principal Architect
13 14 (4.08%) Senior Architect
14 13 (3.79%) Developer
15 12 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.08%) RESTful
2 55 (16.03%) .NET
3 51 (14.87%) REST
4 35 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
5 29 (8.45%) Node.js
6 24 (7.00%) Kafka
7 17 (4.96%) CSS
7 17 (4.96%) HTML
8 14 (4.08%) LEMP Stack
8 14 (4.08%) Web Services
9 12 (3.50%) React
9 12 (3.50%) Spring
10 11 (3.21%) Sass
10 11 (3.21%) Spring Boot
11 9 (2.62%) JSON
12 7 (2.04%) GraphQL
12 7 (2.04%) HTML5
12 7 (2.04%) Redux
13 5 (1.46%) gRPC
13 5 (1.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (30.32%) Data Centre
2 58 (16.91%) Private Cloud
3 43 (12.54%) Social Media
4 34 (9.91%) Public Cloud
5 32 (9.33%) Replication
6 27 (7.87%) Smartphone
7 24 (7.00%) Cyberattack
7 24 (7.00%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (6.71%) Management Information System
9 18 (5.25%) Cyber Defence
10 16 (4.66%) Life Science
11 15 (4.37%) PKI
12 14 (4.08%) Social Network
13 10 (2.92%) Cloud Native
14 9 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (2.33%) PMI
16 7 (2.04%) Algorithms
16 7 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (2.04%) Sports Betting
17 6 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 244 (71.14%) Linux
2 51 (14.87%) CentOS
3 36 (10.50%) Windows
4 26 (7.58%) Unix
5 23 (6.71%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.79%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (3.21%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.04%) Mac OS
8 7 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) SUSE
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (52.19%) DevOps
2 161 (46.94%) Agile
3 132 (38.48%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (27.99%) Mentoring
5 88 (25.66%) Configuration Management
6 78 (22.74%) Software Engineering
7 73 (21.28%) CI/CD
8 72 (20.99%) Collaborative Working
8 72 (20.99%) Continuous Delivery
9 71 (20.70%) Open Source
10 68 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 64 (18.66%) API Design
11 64 (18.66%) Computer Science
12 54 (15.74%) Process Improvement
13 53 (15.45%) Multithreading
14 48 (13.99%) Test Automation
15 47 (13.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 46 (13.41%) Scrum
17 42 (12.24%) Deployment Automation
18 40 (11.66%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 180 (52.48%) Python
2 88 (25.66%) Java
3 69 (20.12%) Bash
4 54 (15.74%) Go
5 35 (10.20%) SQL
6 30 (8.75%) Perl
7 23 (6.71%) JavaScript
8 16 (4.66%) Ruby
9 15 (4.37%) Groovy
10 14 (4.08%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.79%) C++
12 8 (2.33%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.75%) C
14 4 (1.17%) C#
14 4 (1.17%) Scala
15 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (27.70%) Degree
2 51 (14.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.96%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.62%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.62%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.33%) MySQL Certification
7 7 (2.04%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.75%) CCA
9 4 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.87%) CCNP
10 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.58%) CISSP
11 2 (0.58%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.58%) MCSA
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.58%) PhD
11 2 (0.58%) VCAP
12 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.29%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.62%) QA
4 5 (1.46%) GxP
4 5 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 194 (56.56%) Docker
2 62 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.45%) KVM
3 29 (8.45%) Xen
4 25 (7.29%) Hyper-V
5 21 (6.12%) Active Directory
6 20 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (4.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (3.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 11 (3.21%) LXC
10 11 (3.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 10 (2.92%) vSphere
12 8 (2.33%) Ceph
13 5 (1.46%) NFS
14 4 (1.17%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.87%) Lustre
15 3 (0.87%) vCloud
16 2 (0.58%) flannel
16 2 (0.58%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 217 (63.27%) Kubernetes
2 146 (42.57%) Ansible
3 87 (25.36%) Terraform
4 83 (24.20%) Puppet
5 53 (15.45%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (14.87%) Grafana
7 41 (11.95%) Prometheus
8 21 (6.12%) logstash
9 18 (5.25%) Salt
10 17 (4.96%) HAProxy
11 15 (4.37%) Packer
12 13 (3.79%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (3.50%) Mesos
14 9 (2.62%) ZABBIX
15 8 (2.33%) Proxmox
16 6 (1.75%) Kibana
17 2 (0.58%) Istio
17 2 (0.58%) linkerd
17 2 (0.58%) Podman
17 2 (0.58%) VxRail
Vendors
1 70 (20.41%) VMware
2 55 (16.03%) Google
3 39 (11.37%) Red Hat
4 30 (8.75%) Oracle
5 24 (7.00%) Perforce
6 22 (6.41%) Cisco
7 19 (5.54%) Juniper
7 19 (5.54%) SaltStack
8 18 (5.25%) F5
8 18 (5.25%) Splunk
9 14 (4.08%) New Relic
10 13 (3.79%) Microsoft
11 11 (3.21%) Fortinet
12 8 (2.33%) Percona
13 6 (1.75%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.75%) Demandware
14 5 (1.46%) Facebook
14 5 (1.46%) IBM
14 5 (1.46%) Rackspace
15 4 (1.17%) WSO2