Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 701 621 544
Rank change year-on-year -80 -77 +98
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 388 637 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.92% 2.36% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 316 509 725
UK median annual salary £62,500 £63,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.79% +0.80% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%

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 20,158 26,996 31,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.69% 16.41% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16,033 21,638 25,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,971 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.34% +10.00% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -53 371 £62,500 - 73
UK excluding London -19 216 £55,000 - 42
London -31 155 £80,000 +14.29% 34
South East -18 65 £57,500 +4.55% 19
East of England -7 53 £55,000 -8.33% 5
South West +31 40 £55,000 +18.92% 5
North of England +3 34 £55,000 -6.78% 7
Yorkshire -7 27 £53,750 -8.90% 4
Scotland +23 15 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Midlands +37 13 £42,500 +41.67% 3
West Midlands +28 9 £42,500 +41.67% 1
North West +25 5 £65,000 +36.84% 2
East Midlands - 4 £77,500 - 2
North East +9 2 £37,500 -40.00% 1
Wales +13 1 £45,000 +2.27% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 297 (76.55%) AWS
2 248 (63.92%) Linux
3 227 (58.51%) Azure
4 222 (57.22%) DevOps
5 193 (49.74%) Docker
6 176 (45.36%) Python
7 171 (44.07%) Ansible
7 171 (44.07%) Kubernetes
8 152 (39.18%) GCP
9 130 (33.51%) Puppet
10 116 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
11 105 (27.06%) Terraform
12 103 (26.55%) Google
13 97 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
14 91 (23.45%) VMware
15 88 (22.68%) Ruby
15 88 (22.68%) Firewall
16 87 (22.42%) Scrum
17 83 (21.39%) Windows
18 77 (19.85%) Bash Shell
19 74 (19.07%) Open Source
20 72 (18.56%) Git (software)
21 68 (17.53%) TCP/IP
22 66 (17.01%) SQL
22 66 (17.01%) Kafka
23 65 (16.75%) Java
24 64 (16.49%) IaaS
24 64 (16.49%) Cybersecurity
25 63 (16.24%) Elasticsearch
26 61 (15.72%) Jenkins

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 63 (16.24%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (10.31%) Apache Spark
3 29 (7.47%) CloudStack
4 28 (7.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 24 (6.19%) nginx
6 12 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.32%) Apache
8 5 (1.29%) IIS
9 2 (0.52%) Confluence
9 2 (0.52%) JBoss
9 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 297 (76.55%) AWS
2 227 (58.51%) Azure
3 152 (39.18%) GCP
4 64 (16.49%) IaaS
5 60 (15.46%) OpenShift
6 54 (13.92%) PaaS
7 34 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 29 (7.47%) GitHub
9 27 (6.96%) SaaS
10 21 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (4.90%) DigitalOcean
12 15 (3.87%) Heroku
12 15 (3.87%) IBM Cloud
13 14 (3.61%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (3.09%) Trello
15 8 (2.06%) Linode
16 5 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (1.03%) npm
17 4 (1.03%) Stackdriver
18 3 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 88 (22.68%) Firewall
2 68 (17.53%) TCP/IP
3 37 (9.54%) HTTPS
4 19 (4.90%) WAN
5 17 (4.38%) VPN
6 15 (3.87%) DNS
6 15 (3.87%) Internet
6 15 (3.87%) SSL
7 12 (3.09%) LAN
7 12 (3.09%) SAN
8 11 (2.84%) Wireless
9 10 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (2.58%) NGN
9 10 (2.58%) WLAN
10 9 (2.32%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (2.06%) Network Security
12 5 (1.29%) 4G
12 5 (1.29%) AMQP
12 5 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (1.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.92%) Big Data
2 44 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 29 (7.47%) MySQL
5 25 (6.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (6.44%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.58%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.55%) Redis
10 5 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.03%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (1.03%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server
12 3 (0.77%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospike
14 1 (0.26%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.26%) Riak
14 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (18.56%) Git (software)
2 61 (15.72%) Jenkins
3 55 (14.18%) JIRA
4 43 (11.08%) Bitbucket
5 39 (10.05%) git-flow
6 14 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (2.58%) CircleCI
8 7 (1.80%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.80%) Axure RP
8 7 (1.80%) CF BOSH
9 6 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.29%) GitLab
11 4 (1.03%) Maven
11 4 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.03%) Subversion
12 3 (0.77%) JUnit
12 3 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.52%) Gradle
General
1 48 (12.37%) Public Sector
2 33 (8.51%) Finance
3 21 (5.41%) Games
4 19 (4.90%) Marketing
5 17 (4.38%) Retail
6 13 (3.35%) Legal
7 9 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.06%) Electronics
9 7 (1.80%) Banking
10 5 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.03%) Local Government
12 3 (0.77%) Advertising
12 3 (0.77%) Law
12 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 112 (28.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (15.72%) Architect
3 56 (14.43%) Cloud Engineer
4 43 (11.08%) Consultant
5 34 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (7.99%) Developer
7 29 (7.47%) Linux Engineer
8 25 (6.44%) Platform Engineer
9 23 (5.93%) Software Engineer
10 21 (5.41%) Senior Architect
10 21 (5.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.90%) AWS Engineer
12 16 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (3.87%) Lead DevOps
13 15 (3.87%) Senior DevOps
13 15 (3.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.87%) Software Consultant
13 15 (3.87%) VMware Engineer
14 14 (3.61%) C++ Consultant
14 14 (3.61%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.01%) Kafka
2 52 (13.40%) .NET
3 51 (13.14%) Spring
4 47 (12.11%) Node.js
5 46 (11.86%) REST
6 44 (11.34%) AngularJS
7 42 (10.82%) React
8 41 (10.57%) Vue.js
8 41 (10.57%) Web Services
9 38 (9.79%) ASP.NET
10 37 (9.54%) GraphQL
10 37 (9.54%) Spring MVC
11 19 (4.90%) RESTful
12 15 (3.87%) LEMP Stack
13 12 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (3.09%) Java EE
13 12 (3.09%) JSON
13 12 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (2.58%) CSS
14 10 (2.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.95%) Public Cloud
2 55 (14.18%) Hybrid Cloud
3 54 (13.92%) Data Centre
4 44 (11.34%) Private Cloud
5 22 (5.67%) Linux Command Line
6 20 (5.15%) Cybercrime
7 17 (4.38%) Cyberattack
8 16 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (3.09%) Management Information System
9 12 (3.09%) Renewable Energy
10 11 (2.84%) Virtual Team
11 10 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (2.58%) Replication
12 9 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.55%) User Experience
15 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (1.29%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 248 (63.92%) Linux
2 83 (21.39%) Windows
3 39 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (9.54%) Android
4 37 (9.54%) Apple iOS
5 35 (9.02%) CentOS
6 32 (8.25%) Windows Server
7 30 (7.73%) Ubuntu
7 30 (7.73%) Unix
8 8 (2.06%) Debian
9 5 (1.29%) Fedora
10 2 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (57.22%) DevOps
2 116 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (22.42%) Scrum
4 74 (19.07%) Open Source
5 64 (16.49%) Cybersecurity
6 59 (15.21%) Kanban
6 59 (15.21%) Software Engineering
7 58 (14.95%) Configuration Management
7 58 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (11.08%) Microservices
10 39 (10.05%) Test Automation
11 38 (9.79%) MVC
12 37 (9.54%) API Design
12 37 (9.54%) Ethical Hacking
12 37 (9.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
12 37 (9.54%) Reverse Engineering
13 35 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 176 (45.36%) Python
2 88 (22.68%) Ruby
3 77 (19.85%) Bash Shell
4 66 (17.01%) SQL
5 65 (16.75%) Java
6 55 (14.18%) C
7 41 (10.57%) Go
8 40 (10.31%) JavaScript
9 37 (9.54%) PowerShell
10 32 (8.25%) C++
11 29 (7.47%) Perl
12 25 (6.44%) C#
13 12 (3.09%) PHP
14 11 (2.84%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.29%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.03%) R
16 4 (1.03%) Scala
16 4 (1.03%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 56 (14.43%) Degree
2 48 (12.37%) CISSP
3 41 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (10.31%) CCNA
5 38 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (9.54%) MCSE
7 36 (9.28%) CompTIA Security+
7 36 (9.28%) GIAC
7 36 (9.28%) Linux+ Certification
7 36 (9.28%) Network+ Certification
7 36 (9.28%) SANS
7 36 (9.28%) SSCP
8 31 (7.99%) Security Cleared
9 17 (4.38%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.35%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.58%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.52%) CISMP
13 2 (0.52%) LPIC
13 2 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.93%) SLA
2 8 (2.06%) QA
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 193 (49.74%) Docker
2 57 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.05%) vSphere
4 36 (9.28%) Xen
5 32 (8.25%) Hyper-V
6 29 (7.47%) Active Directory
7 14 (3.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 11 (2.84%) vCloud
9 10 (2.58%) Ceph
9 10 (2.58%) KVM
10 9 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.55%) VMware NSX
13 5 (1.29%) NFS
14 4 (1.03%) iptables
14 4 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.77%) LXC
16 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 171 (44.07%) Ansible
1 171 (44.07%) Kubernetes
2 130 (33.51%) Puppet
3 105 (27.06%) Terraform
4 97 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (10.05%) Salt
6 22 (5.67%) Packer
7 14 (3.61%) Mesos
8 11 (2.84%) logstash
9 9 (2.32%) Nagios
10 8 (2.06%) Cobbler
10 8 (2.06%) Kibana
11 7 (1.80%) Prometheus
12 6 (1.55%) Cloudify
12 6 (1.55%) vRealize
13 5 (1.29%) Graphite
13 5 (1.29%) HAProxy
13 5 (1.29%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 103 (26.55%) Google
2 91 (23.45%) VMware
3 53 (13.66%) Microsoft
4 44 (11.34%) Red Hat
5 24 (6.19%) Oracle
6 18 (4.64%) IBM
7 17 (4.38%) Cisco
8 11 (2.84%) Rackspace
9 9 (2.32%) SaltStack
10 7 (1.80%) Citrix
10 7 (1.80%) Riverbed
10 7 (1.80%) Veeam
11 6 (1.55%) NetApp
11 6 (1.55%) New Relic
11 6 (1.55%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.29%) BiZZdesign
12 5 (1.29%) F5
12 5 (1.29%) Sparx
12 5 (1.29%) Splunk