Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenStack
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 811 633 705
Rank change year-on-year -178 +72 -67
Permanent jobs citing OpenStack 177 167 445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.14% 1.66% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 116 152 350
10th Percentile £46,250 £39,883 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,188 £43,750 £49,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -19.23% +4.00%
75th Percentile £79,063 £67,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £82,500 £98,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -1.79%

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 15,570 10,063 21,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 14.22% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10,281 8,024 17,218
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,883 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £89,700 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -161 164 £65,000 +23.81% 71
UK excluding London -160 97 £55,000 +10.00% 38
London -82 56 £70,000 -6.67% 33
South East -70 51 £65,000 +49.52% 17
Work from Home -225 49 £67,500 -3.57% 19
North of England -83 28 £54,000 +2.86% 10
North West -44 23 £54,000 +2.86% 8
Midlands -55 21 £52,500 -12.50% 3
West Midlands -50 13 £52,500 -12.50%
East of England -34 11 £52,500 +13.74% 5
Yorkshire -66 8 £66,250 +47.22% 1
East Midlands - 8 £55,000 - 3
South West -75 7 £85,000 +54.55% 3
North East - 3 £47,500 - 1
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 96 (54.24%) Linux
2 92 (51.98%) Kubernetes
3 84 (47.46%) Azure
4 81 (45.76%) AWS
5 77 (43.50%) DevOps
6 73 (41.24%) Ansible
7 70 (39.55%) Docker
8 66 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (36.72%) Python
10 62 (35.03%) VMware
11 48 (27.12%) Terraform
12 44 (24.86%) GCP
12 44 (24.86%) Social Skills
13 38 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (20.34%) Jenkins
15 33 (18.64%) Private Cloud
16 31 (17.51%) Windows
16 31 (17.51%) Cloud Computing
16 31 (17.51%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (16.95%) Software Engineering
17 30 (16.95%) Puppet
17 30 (16.95%) REST
18 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
19 28 (15.82%) Java
20 27 (15.25%) Unix
21 26 (14.69%) Telecoms
21 26 (14.69%) Open Source
21 26 (14.69%) OpenShift
21 26 (14.69%) Elastic Stack
22 25 (14.12%) Data Centre

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 14 (7.91%) Elasticsearch
1 14 (7.91%) nginx
2 7 (3.95%) Apache
3 6 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.82%) CloudStack
4 5 (2.82%) IIS
4 5 (2.82%) Jetty
5 2 (1.13%) Traefik
5 2 (1.13%) Traffic Server
6 1 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 84 (47.46%) Azure
2 81 (45.76%) AWS
3 44 (24.86%) GCP
4 31 (17.51%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (14.69%) OpenShift
6 16 (9.04%) Amazon EKS
7 12 (6.78%) Serverless
8 10 (5.65%) IaaS
9 9 (5.08%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (5.08%) PaaS
10 7 (3.95%) SaaS
11 6 (3.39%) Datadog
11 6 (3.39%) npm
12 5 (2.82%) Pulumi
13 4 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (2.26%) Azure Sentinel
13 4 (2.26%) DigitalOcean
13 4 (2.26%) Linode
13 4 (2.26%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.17%) BGP
1 18 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.60%) Internet
2 17 (9.60%) MPLS
3 15 (8.47%) HTTP
4 14 (7.91%) 5G
5 13 (7.34%) DNS
6 10 (5.65%) SMTP
7 9 (5.08%) VLAN
7 9 (5.08%) VPN
8 7 (3.95%) Firewall
9 6 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (3.39%) OpenFlow
9 6 (3.39%) OSPF
9 6 (3.39%) VoIP
9 6 (3.39%) WAN
10 5 (2.82%) PBX
10 5 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (2.26%) Ethernet
11 4 (2.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.51%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (9.04%) MySQL
2 16 (9.04%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.47%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.52%) Big Data
6 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.39%) MariaDB
7 6 (3.39%) Redis
8 5 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.82%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.69%) HBase
10 2 (1.13%) DB2
10 2 (1.13%) OpenStack Swift
10 2 (1.13%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.56%) ClickHouse
11 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 36 (20.34%) Jenkins
2 20 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.78%) GitLab
4 11 (6.21%) Maven
5 7 (3.95%) Gradle
5 7 (3.95%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.39%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.82%) JIRA
8 4 (2.26%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.26%) JUnit
9 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.69%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.69%) Spinnaker
10 2 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.13%) Subversion
11 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.56%) GoCD
11 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.56%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (24.86%) Social Skills
2 26 (14.69%) Telecoms
3 22 (12.43%) Public Sector
4 21 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (9.04%) Finance
6 7 (3.95%) Electronics
6 7 (3.95%) Law
7 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.26%) Games
8 4 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 4 (2.26%) Legal
8 4 (2.26%) Publishing
8 4 (2.26%) Retail
9 3 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.69%) Marketing
9 3 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.13%) Advertising
10 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (19.21%) Architect
2 21 (11.86%) Developer
3 20 (11.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) Network Engineer
5 11 (6.21%) Cloud Architect
5 11 (6.21%) Consultant
6 10 (5.65%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.65%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.65%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (5.08%) Network Specialist
8 8 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Cloud Consultant
9 7 (3.95%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Network Architect
11 5 (2.82%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.95%) REST
2 26 (14.69%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (13.56%) Web Services
4 16 (9.04%) Kafka
5 12 (6.78%) Spring Boot
6 11 (6.21%) Node.js
6 11 (6.21%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (5.65%) JSON
7 10 (5.65%) LAPP Stack
7 10 (5.65%) LEMP Stack
7 10 (5.65%) RESTful
7 10 (5.65%) XML
8 9 (5.08%) Spring
9 8 (4.52%) Vue.js
10 7 (3.95%) gRPC
10 7 (3.95%) libvirt
11 6 (3.39%) Apache Thrift
11 6 (3.39%) LAMP
11 6 (3.39%) React
12 5 (2.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.64%) Private Cloud
2 25 (14.12%) Data Centre
3 24 (13.56%) Public Cloud
4 20 (11.30%) Cloud Native
5 14 (7.91%) Management Information System
5 14 (7.91%) Virtual Team
6 8 (4.52%) User Experience
7 7 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.26%) Online Games
10 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.69%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.13%) ASIC
11 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.13%) Social Media
12 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 96 (54.24%) Linux
2 31 (17.51%) Windows
3 27 (15.25%) Unix
4 18 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (10.17%) Ubuntu
5 10 (5.65%) CentOS
5 10 (5.65%) SUSE
6 6 (3.39%) Debian
7 4 (2.26%) Solaris
7 4 (2.26%) VMS
8 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.56%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (43.50%) DevOps
2 66 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.95%) Software Engineering
4 26 (14.69%) Open Source
5 21 (11.86%) Mentoring
5 21 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (10.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 18 (10.17%) Computer Science
7 18 (10.17%) Configuration Management
7 18 (10.17%) Microservices
8 17 (9.60%) TDD
9 16 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (8.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 15 (8.47%) Validation
11 14 (7.91%) Coaching
12 13 (7.34%) Front End Development
12 13 (7.34%) SOA
12 13 (7.34%) Software Delivery
13 12 (6.78%) ITIL
14 11 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.72%) Python
2 28 (15.82%) Java
3 24 (13.56%) Bash Shell
4 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.73%) SQL
6 16 (9.04%) C++
7 13 (7.34%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.78%) Perl
9 11 (6.21%) Java 8
10 7 (3.95%) C
11 5 (2.82%) Go
11 5 (2.82%) Ruby
11 5 (2.82%) Scala
12 4 (2.26%) Java 11
12 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.69%) C#
14 2 (1.13%) PHP
15 1 (0.56%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (14.12%) Degree
2 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.52%) Master's Degree
5 7 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.26%) JNCIE
6 4 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.69%) CCNP
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CCIE
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.56%) MCSA
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) OCP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.56%) PhD
8 1 (0.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.26%) OASIS TOSCA
2 3 (1.69%) GRC
3 2 (1.13%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) GxP
4 1 (0.56%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 70 (39.55%) Docker
2 38 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (11.86%) KVM
4 9 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.95%) Xen
6 4 (2.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (2.26%) Ceph
7 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.13%) Gluster
8 2 (1.13%) LXC
8 2 (1.13%) NFS
8 2 (1.13%) Squid
8 2 (1.13%) Varnish
8 2 (1.13%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.56%) iptables
9 1 (0.56%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 92 (51.98%) Kubernetes
2 73 (41.24%) Ansible
3 48 (27.12%) Terraform
4 30 (16.95%) Puppet
5 23 (12.99%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (7.34%) Salt
7 9 (5.08%) Rancher
8 8 (4.52%) Prometheus
9 6 (3.39%) Packer
10 5 (2.82%) Kibana
10 5 (2.82%) logstash
10 5 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (2.26%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.69%) Consul
12 3 (1.69%) Grafana
13 2 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (1.13%) Istio
13 2 (1.13%) linkerd
14 1 (0.56%) Galera Cluster
14 1 (0.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 62 (35.03%) VMware
2 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.56%) Google
4 23 (12.99%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.91%) Juniper
6 13 (7.34%) Cisco
6 13 (7.34%) Oracle
7 11 (6.21%) Rackspace
8 7 (3.95%) IBM
8 7 (3.95%) SaltStack
9 5 (2.82%) Instagram
10 4 (2.26%) Agilent
10 4 (2.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.26%) Arista
10 4 (2.26%) LexisNexis
10 4 (2.26%) SAP
11 3 (1.69%) GENBAND
11 3 (1.69%) Pega
11 3 (1.69%) Sonus
11 3 (1.69%) WSO2