Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 691 767
Rank change year-on-year -5 +76 -162
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 190 239 361
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.57% 1.68% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114 193 296
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,133 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.39% -8.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £78,438 £76,250 £81,250
90th Percentile £97,000 £82,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £53,750 £50,500
% change year-on-year +16.28% +6.44% -14.41%

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 12,075 14,189 22,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.62% 14.40% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,983 11,357 17,690
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%

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 12 May 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 12 May 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 +13 167 £67,500 +21.81% 34
UK excluding London -5 112 £62,500 +16.28% 27
South East +55 50 £72,500 +45.00% 12
London +48 50 £67,500 -6.90% 10
North of England -25 31 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Work from Home -157 29 £67,500 +3.85% 12
North West +18 25 £60,000 +14.29% 6
East of England +24 18 £72,500 +50.79% 2
Midlands +5 12 £72,500 +20.83% 2
South West -38 11 £70,000 - 2
West Midlands -7 10 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Scotland - 6 £47,500 - 3
Yorkshire -28 4 £60,000 +14.29%
East Midlands +4 2 - - 1
North East +4 2 £67,500 +36.41%

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 99 (52.11%) DevOps
2 97 (51.05%) Ansible
3 92 (48.42%) Linux
4 90 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (43.68%) Kubernetes
6 79 (41.58%) Docker
7 74 (38.95%) Azure
8 68 (35.79%) AWS
9 65 (34.21%) Python
10 62 (32.63%) VMware
11 59 (31.05%) Terraform
12 53 (27.89%) OpenShift
13 49 (25.79%) Puppet
14 46 (24.21%) Jenkins
15 45 (23.68%) REST
16 41 (21.58%) Private Cloud
17 39 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (19.47%) Java
18 37 (19.47%) Social Skills
19 35 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 35 (18.42%) GCP
20 34 (17.89%) Opscode Chef
20 34 (17.89%) PostgreSQL
20 34 (17.89%) JavaScript
21 33 (17.37%) Red Hat
21 33 (17.37%) Scrum
22 32 (16.84%) Bash Shell
22 32 (16.84%) Mentoring
23 31 (16.32%) Software Engineering
24 29 (15.26%) Unix

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 (6.84%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.79%) nginx
3 8 (4.21%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (3.68%) CloudStack
4 7 (3.68%) IIS
5 6 (3.16%) Camunda
6 4 (2.11%) JBoss
6 4 (2.11%) Jetty
6 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.58%) Apache
8 2 (1.05%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) Traefik
9 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.53%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 74 (38.95%) Azure
2 68 (35.79%) AWS
3 53 (27.89%) OpenShift
4 35 (18.42%) GCP
5 24 (12.63%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (11.58%) Amazon EKS
7 18 (9.47%) Serverless
8 15 (7.89%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (7.37%) PaaS
10 12 (6.32%) IaaS
11 9 (4.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (4.74%) npm
11 9 (4.74%) SaaS
12 7 (3.68%) Datadog
12 7 (3.68%) GitHub
12 7 (3.68%) Pulumi
12 7 (3.68%) Tricentis Tosca
13 5 (2.63%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.47%) Internet
2 17 (8.95%) BGP
2 17 (8.95%) MPLS
2 17 (8.95%) TCP/IP
3 16 (8.42%) VLAN
4 13 (6.84%) 5G
5 10 (5.26%) Firewall
5 10 (5.26%) HTTP
5 10 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
5 10 (5.26%) VPN
6 9 (4.74%) OSPF
7 8 (4.21%) DNS
7 8 (4.21%) WAN
8 7 (3.68%) Ethernet
8 7 (3.68%) OpenFlow
8 7 (3.68%) SD-WAN
9 6 (3.16%) SMTP
9 6 (3.16%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.58%) 3G
10 3 (1.58%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.89%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (8.95%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.37%) MySQL
4 12 (6.32%) MariaDB
4 12 (6.32%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.79%) Big Data
5 11 (5.79%) Hadoop
5 11 (5.79%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.68%) Redis
7 5 (2.63%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.63%) DB2
8 4 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.58%) HBase
9 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.53%) ClickHouse
10 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (24.21%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.89%) GitLab
4 12 (6.32%) Maven
5 8 (4.21%) Gradle
5 8 (4.21%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.16%) Robot Framework
7 5 (2.63%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.63%) CircleCI
7 5 (2.63%) Spinnaker
8 4 (2.11%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.11%) JUnit
9 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.58%) JIRA
10 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.05%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.53%) GoCD
11 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (19.47%) Social Skills
2 26 (13.68%) Law
3 25 (13.16%) Telecoms
4 21 (11.05%) Public Sector
5 19 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.74%) Finance
7 7 (3.68%) Electronics
7 7 (3.68%) Games
7 7 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (3.68%) Publishing
7 7 (3.68%) Retail
8 6 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (2.11%) Legal
10 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.53%) Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (15.26%) Architect
2 27 (14.21%) Developer
3 26 (13.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (12.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.79%) Consultant
6 11 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Platform Engineer
7 10 (5.26%) Network Specialist
8 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.21%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
8 8 (4.21%) Strategy Manager
8 8 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Network Architect
9 7 (3.68%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 7 (3.68%) Senior Network Specialist
10 6 (3.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.68%) REST
2 24 (12.63%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (10.53%) Web Services
4 18 (9.47%) Spring Boot
5 17 (8.95%) Node.js
6 16 (8.42%) Spring
7 11 (5.79%) Django
7 11 (5.79%) Flask
7 11 (5.79%) Kafka
8 10 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.26%) React
9 9 (4.74%) libvirt
9 9 (4.74%) RESTful
9 9 (4.74%) SOAP
10 8 (4.21%) Apache Thrift
10 8 (4.21%) Hibernate
10 8 (4.21%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (3.68%) .NET
11 7 (3.68%) Apache Camel
11 7 (3.68%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.58%) Private Cloud
2 24 (12.63%) Cloud Native
2 24 (12.63%) Public Cloud
3 22 (11.58%) Data Centre
4 16 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (6.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.63%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.63%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.63%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.11%) Derivative
8 4 (2.11%) Online Games
8 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.58%) ASIC
10 2 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 92 (48.42%) Linux
2 35 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (15.26%) Unix
4 23 (12.11%) Windows
5 13 (6.84%) Ubuntu
6 9 (4.74%) CentOS
7 4 (2.11%) Debian
7 4 (2.11%) Solaris
7 4 (2.11%) SUSE
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (52.11%) DevOps
2 90 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.37%) Scrum
4 32 (16.84%) Mentoring
5 31 (16.32%) Software Engineering
6 28 (14.74%) Kanban
7 23 (12.11%) Open Source
8 22 (11.58%) Coaching
8 22 (11.58%) Configuration Management
8 22 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (11.05%) ITIL
9 21 (11.05%) Microservices
10 18 (9.47%) IT Strategy
10 18 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (9.47%) Test Automation
11 17 (8.95%) Technical Leadership
12 16 (8.42%) Collaborative Working
12 16 (8.42%) High Availability
12 16 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.21%) Python
2 37 (19.47%) Java
3 34 (17.89%) JavaScript
4 32 (16.84%) Bash Shell
5 19 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.00%) SQL
6 18 (9.47%) Java 8
7 14 (7.37%) Perl
8 10 (5.26%) C
9 9 (4.74%) C++
10 7 (3.68%) Ruby
11 6 (3.16%) Go
12 4 (2.11%) Scala
12 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.58%) C#
13 3 (1.58%) PHP
14 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.53%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (14.21%) Degree
2 26 (13.68%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.11%) CCNP
5 4 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (2.11%) OCP
5 4 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.05%) CCIE
6 2 (1.05%) CCNA
6 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.53%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.53%) PhD
7 1 (0.53%) RHCA
7 1 (0.53%) RHCE
7 1 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PMBOK
2 7 (3.68%) OASIS TOSCA
3 5 (2.63%) GRC
4 3 (1.58%) SLA
5 2 (1.05%) QA
6 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (41.58%) Docker
2 39 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.21%) KVM
4 6 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.63%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (2.11%) Xen
7 3 (1.58%) Ceph
8 2 (1.05%) Gluster
8 2 (1.05%) NFS
8 2 (1.05%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.53%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.53%) iptables
9 1 (0.53%) Lustre
9 1 (0.53%) LXC
9 1 (0.53%) Samba
9 1 (0.53%) Squid
9 1 (0.53%) Varnish
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 97 (51.05%) Ansible
2 83 (43.68%) Kubernetes
3 59 (31.05%) Terraform
4 49 (25.79%) Puppet
5 34 (17.89%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.32%) Salt
7 9 (4.74%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.11%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.11%) Packer
8 4 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.05%) Consul
9 2 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.05%) Grafana
9 2 (1.05%) Istio
9 2 (1.05%) Kibana
9 2 (1.05%) linkerd
9 2 (1.05%) logstash
9 2 (1.05%) Rancher
9 2 (1.05%) SCCM
10 1 (0.53%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 62 (32.63%) VMware
2 33 (17.37%) Red Hat
3 25 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 18 (9.47%) Cisco
5 14 (7.37%) Google
5 14 (7.37%) Oracle
6 13 (6.84%) Arista
7 11 (5.79%) IBM
7 11 (5.79%) Juniper
8 8 (4.21%) Rackspace
9 7 (3.68%) Agilent
9 7 (3.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (3.68%) WSO2
10 6 (3.16%) Pega
11 5 (2.63%) BiZZdesign
11 5 (2.63%) Citrix
11 5 (2.63%) Sparx
12 4 (2.11%) Instagram
12 4 (2.11%) SaltStack
13 2 (1.05%) LexisNexis