Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 584 554 567
Rank change year-on-year -30 +13 +245
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 767 807 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.59% 2.66% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 616 643 789
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,800 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +9.09%

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 29,598 30,354 38,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.68% 17.72% 18.94%
Number of salaries quoted 24,247 25,228 32,622
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -31 745 £65,000 +4.00% 82
UK excluding London +2 469 £60,000 +4.35% 52
London -56 293 £74,500 +6.43% 34
East of England +108 197 £65,000 +44.44% 7
South East +18 135 £55,000 +10.00% 16
South West -19 60 £41,000 -34.40% 10
North of England -153 33 £59,000 -1.67% 9
Midlands +20 30 £45,000 -14.29% 6
West Midlands +25 23 £45,000 - 4
Yorkshire -54 20 £59,000 -1.67% 4
Scotland -26 14 £62,500 +24.38% 2
North West -73 12 £50,000 -16.67% 4
East Midlands -1 7 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £70,000 -
Northern Ireland +2 3 £40,000 -27.27%
Wales +2 1 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North East -27 1 £75,000 +114.29% 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 508 (66.23%) Linux
2 502 (65.45%) Amazon AWS
3 441 (57.50%) DevOps
4 375 (48.89%) VMware
5 354 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 349 (45.50%) Docker
7 327 (42.63%) Python
8 314 (40.94%) Ansible
8 314 (40.94%) Puppet
9 290 (37.81%) Agile Software Development
10 266 (34.68%) Kubernetes
11 256 (33.38%) Opscode Chef
12 214 (27.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 197 (25.68%) Configuration Management
13 197 (25.68%) Jenkins
14 169 (22.03%) Java
15 164 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
16 163 (21.25%) Windows
17 162 (21.12%) Data Centre
18 151 (19.69%) Bash Shell
19 146 (19.04%) Public Cloud
20 144 (18.77%) Open Source
21 142 (18.51%) Git (software)
21 142 (18.51%) MySQL
22 140 (18.25%) Software Engineering
23 134 (17.47%) Ruby
24 128 (16.69%) Unix
24 128 (16.69%) MongoDB
25 125 (16.30%) Google
26 123 (16.04%) Degree

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 80 (10.43%) Apache
2 57 (7.43%) nginx
3 50 (6.52%) Confluence
4 42 (5.48%) CloudStack
5 41 (5.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 35 (4.56%) Apache Solr
7 33 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (3.52%) Apache Spark
9 22 (2.87%) WebSphere
10 20 (2.61%) WebLogic
11 16 (2.09%) JBoss
12 14 (1.83%) IIS
12 14 (1.83%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.52%) CMS
14 4 (0.52%) Jetty
14 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.13%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) Documaker
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 502 (65.45%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (11.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 92 (11.99%) IaaS
4 63 (8.21%) PaaS
5 49 (6.39%) SaaS
6 40 (5.22%) OpenShift
7 36 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (3.91%) GitHub
9 28 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (2.48%) Amazon S3
11 19 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.69%) Amazon Glacier
13 11 (1.43%) DigitalOcean
14 10 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 10 (1.30%) Slack
15 9 (1.17%) Google App Engine
15 9 (1.17%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 96 (12.52%) TCP/IP
2 69 (9.00%) DNS
3 55 (7.17%) DHCP
4 48 (6.26%) Firewall
5 46 (6.00%) HTTP
6 30 (3.91%) VPN
7 28 (3.65%) NAS
8 26 (3.39%) Internet
8 26 (3.39%) SAN
9 24 (3.13%) WAN
10 23 (3.00%) LAN
11 22 (2.87%) AMQP
11 22 (2.87%) VSAN
12 20 (2.61%) IPsec
12 20 (2.61%) SSL
13 18 (2.35%) Network Security
14 17 (2.22%) SNMP
15 16 (2.09%) SMS
16 15 (1.96%) VLAN
17 13 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (18.51%) MySQL
2 128 (16.69%) MongoDB
3 101 (13.17%) NoSQL
4 97 (12.65%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (8.60%) Redis
6 62 (8.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 50 (6.52%) Hadoop
8 46 (6.00%) SQL Server
9 44 (5.74%) Big Data
10 41 (5.35%) MariaDB
11 40 (5.22%) Relational Database
12 24 (3.13%) RDBMS
13 19 (2.48%) Riak
14 17 (2.22%) Oracle Database
15 16 (2.09%) Apache Hive
16 11 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (1.30%) Couchbase
18 8 (1.04%) HBase
19 7 (0.91%) Blockchain
20 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 197 (25.68%) Jenkins
2 142 (18.51%) Git (software)
3 60 (7.82%) JIRA
4 49 (6.39%) Vagrant
5 48 (6.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 42 (5.48%) Maven
7 37 (4.82%) TeamCity
8 31 (4.04%) Subversion
9 23 (3.00%) Gradle
10 21 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (2.48%) GoCD
12 13 (1.69%) Artifactory
13 12 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.04%) Eclipse
15 8 (1.04%) Gerrit
15 8 (1.04%) MSBuild
15 8 (1.04%) MSI
16 7 (0.91%) Grunt
17 6 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 82 (10.69%) Retail
2 67 (8.74%) Finance
3 26 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.30%) Games
5 8 (1.04%) Banking
6 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.39%) Law
8 3 (0.39%) Marketing
8 3 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 169 (22.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (11.60%) Cloud Engineer
3 86 (11.21%) Linux Engineer
4 84 (10.95%) Developer
5 68 (8.87%) Architect
6 59 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 53 (6.91%) Systems Engineer
8 51 (6.65%) Consultant
9 42 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
10 39 (5.08%) Java Developer
11 37 (4.82%) Administrator
11 37 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 37 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
11 37 (4.82%) Software Engineer
12 36 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
13 34 (4.43%) AWS DevOps
13 34 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
14 33 (4.30%) Cloud Architect
15 31 (4.04%) Java Engineer
16 28 (3.65%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (11.47%) Web Services
2 58 (7.56%) Node.js
3 47 (6.13%) Middleware
4 44 (5.74%) AngularJS
5 42 (5.48%) HTML
5 42 (5.48%) Spring
6 36 (4.69%) LAMP
6 36 (4.69%) RESTful
7 35 (4.56%) RabbitMQ
8 33 (4.30%) .NET
9 26 (3.39%) CSS
10 25 (3.26%) LAPP Stack
11 24 (3.13%) HTML5
12 23 (3.00%) LEMP Stack
13 21 (2.74%) REST
14 19 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
14 19 (2.48%) Spring Boot
15 17 (2.22%) JSON
15 17 (2.22%) Kafka
16 13 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 162 (21.12%) Data Centre
2 146 (19.04%) Public Cloud
3 88 (11.47%) Computer Science
4 80 (10.43%) Private Cloud
5 37 (4.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (3.26%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.22%) Replication
9 17 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.09%) Life Science
11 15 (1.96%) Fintech
12 14 (1.83%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.83%) NHS
12 14 (1.83%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.69%) User Experience
14 11 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.17%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.91%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 508 (66.23%) Linux
2 163 (21.25%) Windows
3 128 (16.69%) Unix
4 57 (7.43%) CentOS
5 55 (7.17%) Ubuntu
6 54 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (5.35%) Debian
8 37 (4.82%) Windows Server
9 32 (4.17%) CoreOS
10 16 (2.09%) AIX
11 15 (1.96%) Solaris
12 12 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.43%) VMS
14 10 (1.30%) Android
15 7 (0.91%) HPUX
16 5 (0.65%) SUSE
17 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
18 2 (0.26%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (57.50%) DevOps
2 290 (37.81%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (25.68%) Configuration Management
4 164 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
5 144 (18.77%) Open Source
6 140 (18.25%) Software Engineering
7 114 (14.86%) TDD
8 100 (13.04%) Scrum
9 71 (9.26%) BDD
9 71 (9.26%) Microservices
10 65 (8.47%) Migration
11 62 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 59 (7.69%) Project Management
13 58 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 56 (7.30%) Presales
15 52 (6.78%) ITIL
16 51 (6.65%) E-Commerce
17 49 (6.39%) High Availability
18 47 (6.13%) Mentoring
18 47 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 327 (42.63%) Python
2 169 (22.03%) Java
3 151 (19.69%) Bash Shell
4 134 (17.47%) Ruby
5 106 (13.82%) SQL
6 76 (9.91%) JavaScript
6 76 (9.91%) PowerShell
7 48 (6.26%) PHP
8 47 (6.13%) C#
9 46 (6.00%) Perl
9 46 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 42 (5.48%) Go
11 33 (4.30%) Scala
12 24 (3.13%) C
12 24 (3.13%) C++
13 19 (2.48%) Java 8
14 7 (0.91%) Lua
15 5 (0.65%) R
16 3 (0.39%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (16.04%) Degree
2 51 (6.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.74%) MCSE
3 21 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.48%) Master's Degree
5 15 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.30%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.91%) CCIE
8 7 (0.91%) CHECK Team Leader
8 7 (0.91%) CHECK Team Member
8 7 (0.91%) JNCIE
8 7 (0.91%) OSCP
9 6 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (0.78%) CISSP
10 5 (0.65%) CCNA
11 3 (0.39%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.87%) QA
2 21 (2.74%) GCP
3 11 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 349 (45.50%) Docker
2 214 (27.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (9.52%) vSphere
4 56 (7.30%) Ceph
5 46 (6.00%) Hyper-V
6 45 (5.87%) KVM
7 32 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (3.39%) VMware NSX
9 25 (3.26%) LXC
10 24 (3.13%) VirtualBox
11 22 (2.87%) Active Directory
11 22 (2.87%) Xen
12 18 (2.35%) XenApp
13 14 (1.83%) QEMU
13 14 (1.83%) vCloud
14 13 (1.69%) Varnish
15 9 (1.17%) iptables
15 9 (1.17%) XenServer
16 8 (1.04%) HDFS
16 8 (1.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 314 (40.94%) Ansible
1 314 (40.94%) Puppet
2 266 (34.68%) Kubernetes
3 256 (33.38%) Opscode Chef
4 107 (13.95%) Terraform
5 74 (9.65%) Nagios
6 57 (7.43%) Salt
7 34 (4.43%) vRealize
8 28 (3.65%) ZABBIX
9 27 (3.52%) Kibana
10 22 (2.87%) Cobbler
11 19 (2.48%) Mesos
12 17 (2.22%) Rancher
13 13 (1.69%) HAProxy
13 13 (1.69%) Packer
14 12 (1.56%) logstash
15 9 (1.17%) Graphite
15 9 (1.17%) Graylog
16 8 (1.04%) Consul
16 8 (1.04%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 375 (48.89%) VMware
2 125 (16.30%) Google
3 84 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 83 (10.82%) Red Hat
5 68 (8.87%) Oracle
6 60 (7.82%) IBM
7 55 (7.17%) SaltStack
8 47 (6.13%) Cisco
9 33 (4.30%) Juniper
10 32 (4.17%) AppDynamics
11 31 (4.04%) Citrix
12 28 (3.65%) Splunk
13 24 (3.13%) New Relic
14 21 (2.74%) HP
15 19 (2.48%) Rackspace
16 15 (1.96%) NetApp
17 14 (1.83%) Atlassian
17 14 (1.83%) ServiceNow
18 13 (1.69%) EMC
19 12 (1.56%) Ivanti