Period
to 18 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 551 578
Rank change year-on-year -60 +27 +180
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 681 805 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.37% 2.62% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 527 664 769
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,450 £39,729 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £56,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.89% +12.50% -

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 28,693 30,726 37,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.69% 17.87% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23,167 25,239 31,791
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 17 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 June 2018. 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 -61 650 £65,000 +8.33% 107
UK excluding London +5 429 £59,000 +4.89% 64
London -93 244 £75,000 +11.11% 51
South East +40 148 £55,000 +10.00% 22
East of England +72 145 £62,500 +38.89% 13
South West -24 51 £35,691 -32.02% 5
North of England -107 50 £59,000 +2.61% 15
Yorkshire -37 34 £59,000 +2.61% 6
Midlands +10 19 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Scotland -12 19 £62,500 - 2
West Midlands +28 15 £45,000 - 1
North West -53 15 £52,500 -12.50% 8
Wales +8 6 £44,000 +6.02% 4
East Midlands -11 4 £43,750 -16.67%
Channel Islands - 4 £70,000 -
Northern Ireland +4 1 £25,000 -54.55% 2
North East -19 1 £75,000 +114.29% 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 445 (65.35%) Amazon AWS
2 440 (64.61%) Linux
3 343 (50.37%) DevOps
4 336 (49.34%) VMware
5 334 (49.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 301 (44.20%) Python
6 301 (44.20%) Docker
7 291 (42.73%) Ansible
8 281 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
9 280 (41.12%) Puppet
10 231 (33.92%) Opscode Chef
11 221 (32.45%) Kubernetes
11 221 (32.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 181 (26.58%) Configuration Management
13 161 (23.64%) Jenkins
14 149 (21.88%) Java
15 143 (21.00%) Windows
16 138 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
17 136 (19.97%) Git (software)
18 133 (19.53%) Bash Shell
19 128 (18.80%) Unix
20 126 (18.50%) Open Source
20 126 (18.50%) Public Cloud
21 125 (18.36%) Ruby
21 125 (18.36%) SQL
22 117 (17.18%) Google
23 113 (16.59%) MySQL
24 112 (16.45%) Microsoft
24 112 (16.45%) IaaS
25 111 (16.30%) Software 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 76 (11.16%) Apache
2 52 (7.64%) Confluence
3 48 (7.05%) CloudStack
4 46 (6.75%) nginx
5 30 (4.41%) WebSphere
6 28 (4.11%) Apache Solr
7 27 (3.96%) WebLogic
8 24 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (3.23%) Tomcat
10 19 (2.79%) Apache Spark
11 18 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
12 15 (2.20%) JBoss
13 7 (1.03%) IIS
14 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.73%) CMS
14 5 (0.73%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.59%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.59%) Jetty
15 4 (0.59%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.44%) EPiServer
Applications
1 17 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (2.50%) Documaker
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 445 (65.35%) Amazon AWS
2 334 (49.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (16.45%) IaaS
4 85 (12.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 71 (10.43%) PaaS
6 56 (8.22%) OpenShift
7 55 (8.08%) SaaS
8 46 (6.75%) GitHub
9 36 (5.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (3.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 21 (3.08%) Amazon S3
13 16 (2.35%) Amazon Glacier
14 14 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (1.76%) DigitalOcean
15 12 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
16 11 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (1.47%) Slack
17 10 (1.47%) Trello
18 8 (1.17%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.72%) TCP/IP
2 71 (10.43%) DNS
3 55 (8.08%) Firewall
4 46 (6.75%) DHCP
5 42 (6.17%) HTTP
6 30 (4.41%) AMQP
7 25 (3.67%) VSAN
8 23 (3.38%) IPsec
8 23 (3.38%) SAN
8 23 (3.38%) SSL
9 22 (3.23%) NAS
10 21 (3.08%) VPN
11 20 (2.94%) SNMP
11 20 (2.94%) SSH
11 20 (2.94%) WAN
12 19 (2.79%) SMTP
13 18 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (2.64%) FTP
13 18 (2.64%) Network Security
13 18 (2.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (16.59%) MySQL
2 104 (15.27%) MongoDB
3 90 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
4 85 (12.48%) NoSQL
5 68 (9.99%) SQL Server
6 49 (7.20%) Redis
7 43 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (4.85%) Relational Database
9 29 (4.26%) Hadoop
10 26 (3.82%) Big Data
10 26 (3.82%) MariaDB
11 24 (3.52%) Oracle Database
12 17 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.62%) Riak
14 8 (1.17%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.17%) HBase
15 7 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.88%) Aerospike
16 6 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.59%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 161 (23.64%) Jenkins
2 136 (19.97%) Git (software)
3 57 (8.37%) JIRA
4 51 (7.49%) Vagrant
5 38 (5.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 36 (5.29%) TeamCity
7 33 (4.85%) Maven
8 32 (4.70%) Subversion
9 29 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 22 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (2.64%) Selenium
12 17 (2.50%) Gerrit
13 15 (2.20%) GoCD
13 15 (2.20%) Gradle
14 13 (1.91%) Protractor
15 12 (1.76%) Artifactory
16 11 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (1.47%) JMeter
18 9 (1.32%) Cucumber
19 8 (1.17%) MSBuild
General
1 78 (11.45%) Finance
2 55 (8.08%) Retail
3 31 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.20%) Banking
5 11 (1.62%) Legal
6 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.47%) Marketing
7 9 (1.32%) Back Office
8 6 (0.88%) Games
8 6 (0.88%) Law
9 5 (0.73%) Advertising
9 5 (0.73%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) French Language
10 3 (0.44%) German Language
10 3 (0.44%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 149 (21.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 105 (15.42%) Cloud Engineer
3 80 (11.75%) Architect
4 71 (10.43%) Developer
5 64 (9.40%) Linux Engineer
6 58 (8.52%) AWS Engineer
7 45 (6.61%) Cloud Architect
7 45 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
8 44 (6.46%) Platform Engineer
9 41 (6.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 40 (5.87%) Software Engineer
11 39 (5.73%) Administrator
11 39 (5.73%) Consultant
12 37 (5.43%) Java Developer
13 36 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
14 32 (4.70%) AWS DevOps
15 31 (4.55%) Java Engineer
16 29 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
17 28 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
17 28 (4.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.36%) Web Services
2 56 (8.22%) Middleware
3 49 (7.20%) RESTful
4 48 (7.05%) Node.js
5 46 (6.75%) RabbitMQ
6 41 (6.02%) AngularJS
7 39 (5.73%) Spring
8 38 (5.58%) .NET
8 38 (5.58%) HTML
9 33 (4.85%) LAMP
10 32 (4.70%) CSS
11 28 (4.11%) Spring Boot
12 23 (3.38%) LAPP Stack
13 20 (2.94%) JSON
13 20 (2.94%) YAML
14 19 (2.79%) LEMP Stack
15 18 (2.64%) SOAP
16 17 (2.50%) HTML5
17 15 (2.20%) REST
18 14 (2.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 126 (18.50%) Public Cloud
2 103 (15.12%) Data Centre
3 65 (9.54%) Computer Science
3 65 (9.54%) Private Cloud
4 54 (7.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 38 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (3.08%) Replication
8 18 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.35%) Fintech
10 13 (1.91%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.91%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.76%) Equities
11 12 (1.76%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.76%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.62%) NHS
13 9 (1.32%) Cloud Native
13 9 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 440 (64.61%) Linux
2 143 (21.00%) Windows
3 128 (18.80%) Unix
4 64 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (8.96%) CentOS
6 48 (7.05%) Windows Server
7 47 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 30 (4.41%) Debian
9 26 (3.82%) Solaris
10 23 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (3.23%) CoreOS
12 21 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (2.79%) Android
14 13 (1.91%) AIX
14 13 (1.91%) VMS
15 6 (0.88%) HPUX
16 5 (0.73%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.73%) SUSE
17 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.29%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (50.37%) DevOps
2 281 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (26.58%) Configuration Management
4 138 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (18.50%) Open Source
6 111 (16.30%) Software Engineering
7 109 (16.01%) TDD
8 102 (14.98%) Scrum
9 76 (11.16%) Microservices
10 67 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 65 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (8.52%) BDD
13 57 (8.37%) Migration
13 57 (8.37%) Presales
14 53 (7.78%) Project Management
15 52 (7.64%) Mentoring
16 51 (7.49%) High Availability
17 50 (7.34%) Deployment Automation
17 50 (7.34%) ITIL
18 42 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 301 (44.20%) Python
2 149 (21.88%) Java
3 133 (19.53%) Bash Shell
4 125 (18.36%) Ruby
4 125 (18.36%) SQL
5 97 (14.24%) PowerShell
6 77 (11.31%) JavaScript
7 50 (7.34%) PHP
7 50 (7.34%) Shell Script
8 46 (6.75%) C#
9 42 (6.17%) Perl
10 40 (5.87%) Go
11 24 (3.52%) C++
11 24 (3.52%) Java 8
11 24 (3.52%) Scala
12 15 (2.20%) C
13 5 (0.73%) R
14 4 (0.59%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (14.39%) Degree
2 38 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.79%) MCSE
6 19 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (2.06%) CCNA
8 11 (1.62%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.47%) Master's Degree
10 7 (1.03%) CISSP
11 6 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.44%) RHCE
12 3 (0.44%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.29%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (0.29%) CHECK Team Member
13 2 (0.29%) OSCP
13 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.29%) VCP6
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.41%) QA
2 20 (2.94%) GCP
3 8 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) SLA
5 3 (0.44%) COBIT
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 301 (44.20%) Docker
2 221 (32.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (12.78%) vSphere
4 51 (7.49%) KVM
5 48 (7.05%) Hyper-V
6 40 (5.87%) Ceph
6 40 (5.87%) Xen
7 34 (4.99%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (4.26%) VirtualBox
9 27 (3.96%) Active Directory
10 26 (3.82%) VMware NSX
11 24 (3.52%) vCloud
11 24 (3.52%) XenServer
12 19 (2.79%) QEMU
13 17 (2.50%) iptables
13 17 (2.50%) Samba
14 14 (2.06%) XenApp
15 11 (1.62%) LXC
16 8 (1.17%) HDFS
17 7 (1.03%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 291 (42.73%) Ansible
2 280 (41.12%) Puppet
3 231 (33.92%) Opscode Chef
4 221 (32.45%) Kubernetes
5 109 (16.01%) Terraform
6 68 (9.99%) Nagios
7 53 (7.78%) Salt
8 45 (6.61%) vRealize
9 32 (4.70%) Rancher
10 31 (4.55%) Cobbler
11 26 (3.82%) Kibana
12 17 (2.50%) Sysdig
12 17 (2.50%) ZABBIX
13 16 (2.35%) SCCM
14 15 (2.20%) Mesos
15 12 (1.76%) Tivoli
16 10 (1.47%) Packer
17 8 (1.17%) HAProxy
18 7 (1.03%) NetBackup
18 7 (1.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 336 (49.34%) VMware
2 117 (17.18%) Google
3 112 (16.45%) Microsoft
4 105 (15.42%) Oracle
5 87 (12.78%) Red Hat
6 70 (10.28%) IBM
7 55 (8.08%) Cisco
8 41 (6.02%) Splunk
9 37 (5.43%) SaltStack
10 35 (5.14%) AppDynamics
11 32 (4.70%) New Relic
12 31 (4.55%) HP
13 26 (3.82%) Citrix
13 26 (3.82%) ServiceNow
14 23 (3.38%) Juniper
15 20 (2.94%) Ivanti
16 17 (2.50%) BMC
16 17 (2.50%) Intel
16 17 (2.50%) Rackspace
16 17 (2.50%) WorldPay