Period
to 18 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 610 724
Rank change year-on-year +77 +114 +233
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 891 802 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.80% 2.18% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 731 736 528
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.65% +3.00% +11.11%

OpenStack is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31811 36708 41842
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.97% 18.58% 19.26%
Number of salaries quoted 25668 31225 34608
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%

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 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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 +79 867 £61,000 +1.67% 47
London +113 449 £70,000 +7.69% 33
UK excluding London +33 420 £57,500 +11.65% 14
South East +51 142 £55,000 +6.80% 7
North of England +27 132 £60,000 +41.18% 5
Yorkshire +58 68 £57,500 +35.29% 2
South West +3 66 £50,000 -20.00%
North West -16 61 £60,000 +41.18% 3
East of England +28 51 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Midlands +12 22 £51,250 -6.82%
East Midlands +23 20 £50,000 -
Wales +3 4 £41,500 -12.63%
North East +10 3 £34,000 -20.47%
West Midlands -2 2 £65,000 +18.18%
Northern Ireland -13 2 £55,000 -
Scotland +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 601 (67.45%) Linux
2 551 (61.84%) Puppet
3 545 (61.17%) Amazon AWS
4 540 (60.61%) DevOps
5 519 (58.25%) Python
6 424 (47.59%) Ansible
7 416 (46.69%) Opscode Chef
8 395 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
9 320 (35.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 312 (35.02%) Ruby
11 304 (34.12%) Continuous Integration
12 297 (33.33%) Jenkins
13 282 (31.65%) Docker
14 251 (28.17%) Bash Shell
15 249 (27.95%) Java
16 238 (26.71%) Oracle
17 232 (26.04%) MySQL
18 224 (25.14%) Configuration Management
19 219 (24.58%) Unix
20 216 (24.24%) VMware
21 200 (22.45%) Scrum
22 185 (20.76%) SQL
23 173 (19.42%) Degree
24 171 (19.19%) MongoDB
24 171 (19.19%) Kubernetes
25 168 (18.86%) Git (software)
25 168 (18.86%) TDD
26 151 (16.95%) Perl
27 143 (16.05%) Xen
28 141 (15.82%) NoSQL

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
1 119 (13.36%) Apache
2 118 (13.24%) CloudStack
3 106 (11.90%) Tomcat
4 93 (10.44%) WebLogic
5 91 (10.21%) WebSphere
6 85 (9.54%) Elasticsearch
7 76 (8.53%) JBoss
8 72 (8.08%) nginx
9 64 (7.18%) Apache Spark
10 60 (6.73%) Cloud Foundry
11 57 (6.40%) Jetty
12 52 (5.84%) IIS
13 50 (5.61%) Apache Solr
14 41 (4.60%) Confluence
15 29 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (1.12%) CMS
16 10 (1.12%) MS Exchange
17 9 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 7 (0.79%) ColdFusion
18 7 (0.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Pipeline Pilot
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 545 (61.17%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (35.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (11.34%) IaaS
4 89 (9.99%) PaaS
5 66 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 53 (5.95%) OpenShift
7 40 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (3.93%) SaaS
9 33 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (3.70%) GitHub
10 26 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (2.69%) IBM Cloud
12 20 (2.24%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.80%) Sumo Logic
14 10 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (1.01%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (0.79%) Google Compute Engine
18 6 (0.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 79 (8.87%) TCP/IP
2 69 (7.74%) Firewall
3 49 (5.50%) DNS
3 49 (5.50%) Internet
4 34 (3.82%) VPN
5 33 (3.70%) Network Security
6 31 (3.48%) HTTP
7 28 (3.14%) SSL
8 25 (2.81%) SAN
8 25 (2.81%) VLAN
9 20 (2.24%) IPsec
10 14 (1.57%) LAN
10 14 (1.57%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (1.46%) SSH
12 11 (1.23%) MPLS
12 11 (1.23%) Multicast
12 11 (1.23%) NetScaler
12 11 (1.23%) SMTP
12 11 (1.23%) WAN
13 9 (1.01%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (26.04%) MySQL
2 171 (19.19%) MongoDB
3 141 (15.82%) NoSQL
4 129 (14.48%) PostgreSQL
5 102 (11.45%) Hadoop
6 95 (10.66%) Big Data
7 92 (10.33%) Redis
8 87 (9.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 71 (7.97%) SQL Server
10 63 (7.07%) Riak
11 56 (6.29%) Couchbase
12 44 (4.94%) MariaDB
13 39 (4.38%) Relational Database
14 22 (2.47%) Oracle Database
15 20 (2.24%) RDBMS
16 17 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
17 15 (1.68%) CouchDB
18 11 (1.23%) Apache Hive
18 11 (1.23%) MemSQL
18 11 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 297 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 168 (18.86%) Git (software)
3 70 (7.86%) TeamCity
4 64 (7.18%) JIRA
5 51 (5.72%) Bitbucket
6 42 (4.71%) Subversion
7 40 (4.49%) Vagrant
8 34 (3.82%) Maven
9 28 (3.14%) Ant
9 28 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (2.58%) Gradle
10 23 (2.58%) Mercurial
11 20 (2.24%) NUnit
12 18 (2.02%) Artifactory
13 15 (1.68%) MSTest
13 15 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.68%) Travis CI
14 12 (1.35%) Gerrit
15 11 (1.23%) Jasmine
16 10 (1.12%) RSpec
General
1 103 (11.56%) Finance
2 66 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 55 (6.17%) Retail
4 35 (3.93%) Banking
5 27 (3.03%) Marketing
6 15 (1.68%) Games
6 15 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.46%) Electronics
8 4 (0.45%) Advertising
8 4 (0.45%) Billing
9 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.34%) Legal
9 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Law
11 1 (0.11%) Military
11 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 282 (31.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 155 (17.40%) Developer
3 104 (11.67%) Linux Engineer
4 91 (10.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 87 (9.76%) Platform Engineer
6 85 (9.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 80 (8.98%) Architect
8 70 (7.86%) Java Developer
9 66 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 62 (6.96%) Senior Developer
11 58 (6.51%) Administrator
12 54 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
13 52 (5.84%) Consultant
14 48 (5.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 46 (5.16%) AWS Engineer
16 44 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
16 44 (4.94%) DevOps Administrator
17 42 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
17 42 (4.71%) Software Engineer
18 41 (4.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.65%) AngularJS
2 85 (9.54%) Web Services
3 84 (9.43%) .NET
3 84 (9.43%) LAMP
4 59 (6.62%) HTML
5 49 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
6 48 (5.39%) Node.js
7 47 (5.27%) LEMP Stack
7 47 (5.27%) React
8 45 (5.05%) Lucene
9 43 (4.83%) CSS
10 35 (3.93%) LAPP Stack
11 34 (3.82%) HTML5
12 29 (3.25%) RESTful
12 29 (3.25%) Sensu
13 28 (3.14%) RabbitMQ
14 27 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
15 25 (2.81%) REST
16 21 (2.36%) jQuery
17 18 (2.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 117 (13.13%) Computer Science
2 92 (10.33%) Data Centre
3 90 (10.10%) Private Cloud
4 60 (6.73%) Public Cloud
5 58 (6.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 47 (5.27%) User Experience
7 45 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
8 44 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
9 29 (3.25%) Cloud Native
10 26 (2.92%) Management Information System
11 24 (2.69%) Replication
12 20 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (2.13%) Clustering
14 18 (2.02%) Virtual Team
15 14 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (1.57%) Blog
16 13 (1.46%) Fintech
16 13 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
18 6 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 601 (67.45%) Linux
2 219 (24.58%) Unix
3 140 (15.71%) Windows
4 103 (11.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (8.31%) Ubuntu
6 68 (7.63%) CentOS
7 38 (4.26%) Windows Server
8 31 (3.48%) Android
9 29 (3.25%) Apple iOS
9 29 (3.25%) Debian
10 15 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.57%) CoreOS
12 9 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.67%) AIX
13 6 (0.67%) Solaris
13 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.34%) OpenBSD
15 3 (0.34%) SUSE
15 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (60.61%) DevOps
2 395 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (34.12%) Continuous Integration
4 224 (25.14%) Configuration Management
5 200 (22.45%) Scrum
6 168 (18.86%) TDD
7 129 (14.48%) DSDM
8 120 (13.47%) Open Source
9 119 (13.36%) RUP
10 109 (12.23%) Software Engineering
11 83 (9.32%) Mentoring
12 73 (8.19%) OO
12 73 (8.19%) Web Development
13 59 (6.62%) E-Commerce
14 58 (6.51%) BDD
14 58 (6.51%) High Availability
15 56 (6.29%) Kanban
16 55 (6.17%) ITIL
17 52 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
17 52 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 519 (58.25%) Python
2 312 (35.02%) Ruby
3 251 (28.17%) Bash Shell
4 249 (27.95%) Java
5 185 (20.76%) SQL
6 151 (16.95%) Perl
7 136 (15.26%) Shell Script
8 99 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 98 (11.00%) Go
10 86 (9.65%) PHP
11 58 (6.51%) C#
12 48 (5.39%) PowerShell
13 45 (5.05%) C++
14 37 (4.15%) Scala
15 22 (2.47%) C
16 11 (1.23%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.90%) Lisp
18 4 (0.45%) AWK
18 4 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (19.42%) Degree
2 68 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (4.49%) Security Cleared
4 30 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.24%) AWS Certification
5 20 (2.24%) Master's Degree
6 14 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.35%) MCSE
8 10 (1.12%) CISSP
9 9 (1.01%) RHCE
10 8 (0.90%) CCIE
10 8 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.79%) VCAP
12 6 (0.67%) CCIE Security
13 5 (0.56%) MCTS
13 5 (0.56%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.56%) VCDX
13 5 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.37%) QA
2 15 (1.68%) GCP
3 10 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.01%) SLA
5 8 (0.90%) COBIT
6 7 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.22%) DICOM
9 2 (0.22%) HL7
9 2 (0.22%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 282 (31.65%) Docker
2 143 (16.05%) Xen
3 136 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (13.92%) vSphere
5 95 (10.66%) XenServer
6 41 (4.60%) KVM
7 37 (4.15%) Hyper-V
8 30 (3.37%) Active Directory
9 29 (3.25%) vCloud
10 24 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (2.58%) Varnish
12 16 (1.80%) XenApp
13 14 (1.57%) VMware NSX
14 11 (1.23%) PowerHA
15 10 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (1.12%) XenDesktop
16 9 (1.01%) LXC
17 8 (0.90%) VirtualBox
18 7 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
18 7 (0.79%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 551 (61.84%) Puppet
2 424 (47.59%) Ansible
3 416 (46.69%) Opscode Chef
4 171 (19.19%) Kubernetes
5 87 (9.76%) Terraform
6 86 (9.65%) Cobbler
6 86 (9.65%) Tivoli
7 64 (7.18%) Salt
8 57 (6.40%) Nagios
9 55 (6.17%) logstash
10 42 (4.71%) Kibana
11 30 (3.37%) ZABBIX
12 29 (3.25%) HAProxy
13 23 (2.58%) Graphite
13 23 (2.58%) Packer
14 19 (2.13%) Mesos
15 15 (1.68%) CFEngine
16 14 (1.57%) Grafana
17 12 (1.35%) Icinga
17 12 (1.35%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 238 (26.71%) Oracle
2 216 (24.24%) VMware
3 133 (14.93%) Red Hat
4 118 (13.24%) Microsoft
5 93 (10.44%) EnterpriseDB
6 80 (8.98%) Google
7 56 (6.29%) SaltStack
8 47 (5.27%) IBM
9 43 (4.83%) Cisco
9 43 (4.83%) HP
10 32 (3.59%) AppDynamics
11 30 (3.37%) Splunk
12 27 (3.03%) Rackspace
13 22 (2.47%) Citrix
14 18 (2.02%) EMC
14 18 (2.02%) NetApp
14 18 (2.02%) SAP
15 17 (1.91%) Juniper
16 16 (1.80%) Atlassian
17 14 (1.57%) ServiceNow