Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 654 708 610
Rank change year-on-year +54 -98 -61
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 196 428 699
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.75% 1.93% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 187 372 565
Median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +0.40%
10th Percentile £39,883 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £98,375 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,125 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -7.05% -4.35% -

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 11,199 22,123 29,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.24% 15.05% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8,903 17,461 23,966
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 7 July 2020.

Salary histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 14 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 7 July 2020. 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 +63 175 £52,500 -19.23% 17
UK excluding London +172 156 £51,125 -7.05% 16
North of England +156 53 £52,500 -2.33% 5
South East +130 46 £45,000 -21.74% 7
North West +113 33 £52,500 +16.67% 3
London -19 31 £72,500 -3.33% 3
South West +98 24 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire +128 20 £48,750 -29.09% 2
Work from Home +51 16 £70,000 -12.50% 1
East of England +61 14 £46,158 -16.08% 1
Midlands +104 7 £60,000 +23.08% 1
West Midlands +96 7 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Northern Ireland +27 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Wales +20 6 £37,500 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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.

1 149 (76.02%) Linux
2 122 (62.24%) Python
3 119 (60.71%) Kubernetes
4 115 (58.67%) Docker
5 98 (50.00%) Ansible
6 90 (45.92%) DevOps
7 81 (41.33%) AWS
8 80 (40.82%) Azure
9 72 (36.73%) VMware
10 59 (30.10%) Bash Shell
11 57 (29.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 55 (28.06%) Terraform
13 52 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (25.00%) Git (software)
14 49 (25.00%) Degree
15 47 (23.98%) Windows
15 47 (23.98%) Jenkins
16 41 (20.92%) JavaScript
16 41 (20.92%) Ruby
17 40 (20.41%) Go
18 37 (18.88%) Red Hat
18 37 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
18 37 (18.88%) OpenShift
19 33 (16.84%) Puppet
19 33 (16.84%) Configuration Management
19 33 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (16.33%) Infrastructure as Code
21 31 (15.82%) Data Centre
21 31 (15.82%) Software Engineering
21 31 (15.82%) Ubuntu

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 29 (14.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (7.14%) CloudStack
2 14 (7.14%) Confluence
3 13 (6.63%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 81 (41.33%) AWS
2 80 (40.82%) Azure
3 37 (18.88%) OpenShift
4 30 (15.31%) GCP
5 24 (12.24%) PaaS
6 15 (7.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (7.65%) Heroku
7 14 (7.14%) IaaS
8 11 (5.61%) SaaS
9 10 (5.10%) DigitalOcean
10 7 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (3.06%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (3.06%) Office 365
11 6 (3.06%) Power Platform
11 6 (3.06%) Slack
12 5 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.53%) Datadog
13 3 (1.53%) GitHub
14 2 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.73%) Software-Defined Networking
2 17 (8.67%) WAN
3 11 (5.61%) Internet
3 11 (5.61%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.10%) BGP
4 10 (5.10%) Firewall
4 10 (5.10%) OSPF
4 10 (5.10%) VXLAN
5 8 (4.08%) VPN
6 7 (3.57%) DMZ
7 6 (3.06%) LAN
8 5 (2.55%) MPLS
8 5 (2.55%) SAN
9 4 (2.04%) AMQP
9 4 (2.04%) Asterisk PBX
9 4 (2.04%) PBX
9 4 (2.04%) SMPP
9 4 (2.04%) SMS
9 4 (2.04%) SSL
9 4 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) MySQL
2 21 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (8.67%) SQL Server
4 15 (7.65%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.63%) Big Data
6 12 (6.12%) MariaDB
7 10 (5.10%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.08%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.06%) DB2
9 6 (3.06%) GIS
9 6 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.06%) Neo4j
9 6 (3.06%) Power BI
10 5 (2.55%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (2.04%) Redis
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 47 (23.98%) Jenkins
3 30 (15.31%) JIRA
4 17 (8.67%) Bitbucket
5 16 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (5.10%) Vagrant
7 7 (3.57%) CircleCI
8 6 (3.06%) git-flow
8 6 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (2.55%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.53%) Maven
10 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.02%) GitLab
11 2 (1.02%) Gradle
11 2 (1.02%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.02%) Selenium
11 2 (1.02%) Subversion
12 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.51%) YouTrack
General
1 16 (8.16%) Finance
2 10 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.59%) Retail
4 6 (3.06%) Automotive
5 5 (2.55%) Marketing
5 5 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.04%) Banking
6 4 (2.04%) Billing
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (21.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (20.41%) Administrator
3 39 (19.90%) Systems Administrator
4 31 (15.82%) Linux Administrator
5 30 (15.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 24 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
7 20 (10.20%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 17 (8.67%) Architect
8 17 (8.67%) Network Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 15 (7.65%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
10 14 (7.14%) Developer
10 14 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
11 13 (6.63%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (6.63%) Python Engineer
12 12 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (5.10%) Open Source Engineer
14 9 (4.59%) Senior Developer
14 9 (4.59%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.65%) LAMP
1 15 (7.65%) Middleware
1 15 (7.65%) Web Services
2 12 (6.12%) HTML
3 11 (5.61%) YAML
4 10 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (5.10%) React
5 9 (4.59%) LDAP
5 9 (4.59%) REST
6 8 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (3.57%) CSS
7 7 (3.57%) Spring
8 6 (3.06%) Node.js
8 6 (3.06%) RESTful
8 6 (3.06%) Vue.js
9 5 (2.55%) Java EE
9 5 (2.55%) Shiny
9 5 (2.55%) STL
10 4 (2.04%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.82%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.10%) Derivative
4 9 (4.59%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.57%) User Experience
6 6 (3.06%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.06%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.55%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.53%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.02%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.02%) PKI
9 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.51%) CCTV
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 149 (76.02%) Linux
2 47 (23.98%) Windows
3 31 (15.82%) Ubuntu
4 28 (14.29%) CentOS
5 20 (10.20%) Unix
6 16 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.61%) FreeBSD
7 11 (5.61%) FreeNAS
8 10 (5.10%) Debian
9 3 (1.53%) Android
9 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (45.92%) DevOps
2 52 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (16.84%) Configuration Management
3 33 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (16.33%) Infrastructure as Code
5 31 (15.82%) Software Engineering
6 30 (15.31%) Open Source
7 27 (13.78%) Scrum
8 25 (12.76%) High Availability
9 24 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (12.24%) Mentoring
10 23 (11.73%) ITIL
11 21 (10.71%) Computer Science
11 21 (10.71%) Infrastructure Automation
12 19 (9.69%) Kanban
12 19 (9.69%) Test Automation
13 17 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (8.67%) Fintech
13 17 (8.67%) Physics
14 16 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (62.24%) Python
2 59 (30.10%) Bash Shell
3 41 (20.92%) JavaScript
3 41 (20.92%) Ruby
4 40 (20.41%) Go
5 29 (14.80%) Java
5 29 (14.80%) PowerShell
6 27 (13.78%) SQL
7 18 (9.18%) C
8 14 (7.14%) PHP
9 7 (3.57%) C++
9 7 (3.57%) R
10 6 (3.06%) Groovy
11 5 (2.55%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.55%) C#
11 5 (2.55%) Kotlin
11 5 (2.55%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.55%) Perl
11 5 (2.55%) Rust
12 2 (1.02%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 49 (25.00%) Degree
2 20 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (6.63%) CCNA
4 12 (6.12%) CCIE
4 12 (6.12%) CCNP
5 9 (4.59%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.53%) JNCIE
8 3 (1.53%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.51%) CISSP
9 1 (0.51%) GIAC
9 1 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCSE
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.51%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) GDPR
2 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (58.67%) Docker
2 57 (29.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.76%) KVM
4 19 (9.69%) Active Directory
5 15 (7.65%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.57%) vSphere
7 6 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.55%) LXC
8 5 (2.55%) vCloud
9 4 (2.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.04%) GPFS
9 4 (2.04%) Lustre
9 4 (2.04%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (1.53%) Ceph
10 3 (1.53%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 119 (60.71%) Kubernetes
2 98 (50.00%) Ansible
3 55 (28.06%) Terraform
4 37 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (16.84%) Puppet
6 24 (12.24%) Docker Swarm
6 24 (12.24%) Packer
7 11 (5.61%) Grafana
7 11 (5.61%) Proxmox
8 10 (5.10%) Mesos
9 8 (4.08%) logstash
10 7 (3.57%) Kibana
11 6 (3.06%) SCCM
11 6 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (2.55%) Cloudify
12 5 (2.55%) Rancher
13 4 (2.04%) ZABBIX
14 3 (1.53%) Prometheus
15 2 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
15 2 (1.02%) OpenView
Vendors
1 72 (36.73%) VMware
2 37 (18.88%) Red Hat
3 25 (12.76%) SaltStack
4 20 (10.20%) Cisco
4 20 (10.20%) Google
5 12 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.61%) Atlassian
6 11 (5.61%) Percona
7 10 (5.10%) Rackspace
8 5 (2.55%) Citrix
9 4 (2.04%) HP
10 3 (1.53%) Juniper
11 2 (1.02%) New Relic
11 2 (1.02%) Splunk
11 2 (1.02%) Zend
12 1 (0.51%) Alibaba
12 1 (0.51%) BiZZdesign
12 1 (0.51%) BMC
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle
12 1 (0.51%) Sybase