Period
to 26 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DevOps over the 6 months to 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 17 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +13
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 7,983 13,389 12,994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.90% 10.67% 8.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.22% 11.57% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,035 11,305 10,734
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,500 £38,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +4.17%

DevOps is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,346 115,696 137,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.32% 92.21% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38,781 92,429 110,929
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,650
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in England.

Salary trend for DevOps in England

DevOps
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in England over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps in England

DevOps
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the England region over the 6 months to 26 November 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
London +3 3,937 £72,500 - 723
North of England +7 1,201 £52,500 -3.64% 405
South East +10 1,169 £60,000 +4.35% 272
South West +17 660 £52,500 +5.00% 155
Midlands +15 626 £51,000 -2.86% 169
North West +8 573 £55,000 +4.76% 238
Yorkshire +7 514 £51,500 -6.36% 109
West Midlands +13 436 £51,000 -2.86% 106
East of England +13 266 £60,000 +9.09% 110
East Midlands +17 187 £50,250 +1.52% 61
North East +19 114 £50,000 - 58
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, IT jobs citing DevOps 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 across the England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 3,776 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 3,696 (46.30%) Azure
3 3,254 (40.76%) AWS
4 2,493 (31.23%) Docker
5 2,323 (29.10%) Python
6 2,264 (28.36%) Kubernetes
7 2,051 (25.69%) Terraform
8 1,788 (22.40%) SQL
9 1,766 (22.12%) C#
9 1,766 (22.12%) JavaScript
10 1,717 (21.51%) Java
11 1,706 (21.37%) Microservices
12 1,705 (21.36%) Linux
13 1,621 (20.31%) .NET
14 1,498 (18.76%) Finance
15 1,408 (17.64%) Jenkins
16 1,357 (17.00%) Ansible
17 1,339 (16.77%) Git (software)
18 1,267 (15.87%) Scrum
19 1,202 (15.06%) Microsoft
20 1,149 (14.39%) Test Automation
21 1,134 (14.21%) Software Engineering
22 1,099 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
23 1,074 (13.45%) SQL Server
24 1,025 (12.84%) TDD
25 981 (12.29%) GCP
26 943 (11.81%) Infrastructure as Code
27 869 (10.89%) Puppet
28 859 (10.76%) Windows
29 818 (10.25%) AngularJS

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 293 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
2 220 (2.76%) Confluence
3 203 (2.54%) Apache
4 195 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 174 (2.18%) Apache Spark
6 124 (1.55%) IIS
7 118 (1.48%) CMS
8 69 (0.86%) NServiceBus
9 56 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 51 (0.64%) JBoss
11 49 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 48 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 45 (0.56%) Umbraco
14 44 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 43 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
16 42 (0.53%) WordPress
17 39 (0.49%) nginx
18 30 (0.38%) WebLogic
19 24 (0.30%) EPiServer
20 23 (0.29%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 65 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 13 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.15%) InVision
7 12 (0.15%) Sketch
8 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.050%) Figma
10 2 (0.025%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.013%) InDesign
11 1 (0.013%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 69 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 30 (0.38%) R3 Corda
4 24 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
5 18 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
6 15 (0.19%) Magento
7 13 (0.16%) Loan IQ
8 12 (0.15%) Sentinel
9 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.088%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.050%) SAP IS-U
13 2 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
13 2 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.025%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.025%) SAP R/3
13 2 (0.025%) SAP S/4HANA
13 2 (0.025%) Shopify
14 1 (0.013%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3,696 (46.30%) Azure
2 3,254 (40.76%) AWS
3 981 (12.29%) GCP
4 703 (8.81%) Serverless
5 574 (7.19%) SaaS
6 542 (6.79%) PaaS
7 460 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
8 443 (5.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 408 (5.11%) IaaS
10 360 (4.51%) GitHub
11 215 (2.69%) Office 365
12 212 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
13 210 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 204 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
15 202 (2.53%) Power Platform
16 178 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
17 176 (2.20%) Amazon EKS
18 161 (2.02%) Amazon S3
19 150 (1.88%) OpenShift
20 139 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 274 (3.43%) Firewall
2 176 (2.20%) DNS
3 146 (1.83%) HTTP
4 134 (1.68%) Network Security
5 123 (1.54%) Internet
5 123 (1.54%) VPN
6 105 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 95 (1.19%) WAN
8 90 (1.13%) LAN
9 85 (1.06%) Skype
10 50 (0.63%) SAN
11 48 (0.60%) DHCP
12 36 (0.45%) Wireless
13 34 (0.43%) VoIP
14 28 (0.35%) Wireshark
15 27 (0.34%) SSL
16 26 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (0.31%) BGP
17 25 (0.31%) OSPF
18 24 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,074 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 571 (7.15%) NoSQL
3 506 (6.34%) MongoDB
4 463 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
5 447 (5.60%) MySQL
6 345 (4.32%) Big Data
7 287 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 263 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
9 219 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 174 (2.18%) Redis
11 150 (1.88%) Data Lake
11 150 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 134 (1.68%) Power BI
13 131 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 122 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 117 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
16 112 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
17 110 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
18 96 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
19 78 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,408 (17.64%) Jenkins
2 1,339 (16.77%) Git (software)
3 501 (6.28%) JIRA
4 401 (5.02%) Selenium
5 362 (4.53%) GitLab
6 328 (4.11%) TeamCity
7 261 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 217 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 204 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 202 (2.53%) Bitbucket
11 197 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 154 (1.93%) Visual Studio
13 142 (1.78%) Maven
14 139 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
15 108 (1.35%) Artifactory
16 98 (1.23%) Subversion
17 93 (1.16%) SonarQube
18 89 (1.11%) SpecFlow
19 79 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
20 78 (0.98%) CircleCI
General
1 1,498 (18.76%) Finance
2 421 (5.27%) Banking
3 376 (4.71%) Public Sector
4 194 (2.43%) Retail
5 189 (2.37%) Games
6 185 (2.32%) Marketing
7 158 (1.98%) Law
8 108 (1.35%) Back Office
9 103 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 88 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 74 (0.93%) Publishing
12 69 (0.86%) Legal
13 65 (0.81%) Electronics
13 65 (0.81%) Front Office
14 59 (0.74%) Advertising
15 42 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 36 (0.45%) Automotive
17 33 (0.41%) Local Government
18 26 (0.33%) Financial Institution
19 18 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,386 (29.89%) Developer
2 2,199 (27.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 698 (8.74%) AWS Engineer
4 635 (7.95%) AWS DevOps
5 590 (7.39%) Senior Developer
6 561 (7.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 556 (6.96%) Architect
8 511 (6.40%) .NET Developer
9 485 (6.08%) Senior DevOps
10 465 (5.82%) Azure Engineer
11 434 (5.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 365 (4.57%) C# Developer
13 359 (4.50%) Software Engineer
14 357 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
15 345 (4.32%) Java Developer
16 320 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
17 317 (3.97%) Software Developer
18 271 (3.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 248 (3.11%) Platform Engineer
20 247 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,621 (20.31%) .NET
2 818 (10.25%) AngularJS
3 793 (9.93%) React
4 785 (9.83%) HTML
5 780 (9.77%) CSS
6 758 (9.50%) .NET Core
7 715 (8.96%) Node.js
8 661 (8.28%) Web Services
9 477 (5.98%) REST
10 472 (5.91%) ASP.NET
11 467 (5.85%) .NET Framework
12 448 (5.61%) RESTful
13 405 (5.07%) Spring
14 370 (4.63%) Kafka
15 338 (4.23%) HTML5
16 312 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
17 309 (3.87%) Spring Boot
18 293 (3.67%) JSON
19 251 (3.14%) jQuery
20 229 (2.87%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 429 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
2 386 (4.84%) Cloud Native
3 332 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 331 (4.15%) Public Cloud
5 239 (2.99%) User Experience
6 201 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 171 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 141 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 131 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 129 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 108 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 75 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 69 (0.86%) Virtual Team
14 68 (0.85%) N-Tier
15 66 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
16 64 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
17 62 (0.78%) Private Cloud
18 54 (0.68%) Data Structures
19 47 (0.59%) Replication
20 39 (0.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1,705 (21.36%) Linux
2 859 (10.76%) Windows
3 281 (3.52%) Unix
4 268 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 202 (2.53%) CentOS
6 189 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 89 (1.11%) Android
8 87 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 77 (0.96%) Apple iOS
10 63 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 56 (0.70%) Debian
12 51 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
13 31 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
14 24 (0.30%) CoreOS
15 20 (0.25%) VMS
16 18 (0.23%) Windows 10
17 17 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.20%) zOS
19 13 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 12 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,776 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1,706 (21.37%) Microservices
3 1,267 (15.87%) Scrum
4 1,149 (14.39%) Test Automation
5 1,134 (14.21%) Software Engineering
6 1,099 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
7 1,025 (12.84%) TDD
8 943 (11.81%) Infrastructure as Code
9 742 (9.29%) Fintech
10 706 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
11 689 (8.63%) Configuration Management
12 670 (8.39%) Mentoring
13 504 (6.31%) BDD
14 486 (6.09%) Analytics
15 461 (5.77%) MVC
16 448 (5.61%) Migration
17 446 (5.59%) SDLC
18 434 (5.44%) Deployment Automation
19 423 (5.30%) OO
20 379 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,323 (29.10%) Python
2 1,788 (22.40%) SQL
3 1,766 (22.12%) C#
3 1,766 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 1,717 (21.51%) Java
5 757 (9.48%) PowerShell
6 555 (6.95%) Bash Shell
7 488 (6.11%) Go
8 391 (4.90%) Ruby
9 374 (4.68%) TypeScript
10 320 (4.01%) PHP
11 280 (3.51%) C++
12 250 (3.13%) T-SQL
13 249 (3.12%) Scala
14 180 (2.25%) Kotlin
15 138 (1.73%) Perl
16 123 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 116 (1.45%) C
18 114 (1.43%) Java 8
19 85 (1.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 613 (7.68%) Degree
2 465 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 337 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 161 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 155 (1.94%) AWS Certification
6 93 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 74 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 67 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 61 (0.76%) CISSP
11 53 (0.66%) CCNA
11 53 (0.66%) ISEB
12 46 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.55%) PhD
14 41 (0.51%) Sun Certification
15 34 (0.43%) Master's Degree
16 29 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 28 (0.35%) CCNP
18 23 (0.29%) PMI Certification
19 20 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (5.95%) QA
2 96 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (1.04%) SLA
4 76 (0.95%) NIST
5 63 (0.79%) GDPR
6 34 (0.43%) PMO
7 30 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.25%) EMIR
9 19 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 18 (0.23%) MiFID
11 11 (0.14%) COBIT
12 10 (0.13%) NIST 800
13 8 (0.10%) NCSC
13 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.088%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.088%) WCAG
15 6 (0.075%) ISO 22301
16 4 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
17 3 (0.038%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2,493 (31.23%) Docker
2 318 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 201 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 75 (0.94%) vSphere
6 52 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (0.34%) VirtualBox
8 22 (0.28%) XenApp
9 20 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (0.20%) Firmware
11 14 (0.18%) HDFS
11 14 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.15%) GlusterFS
13 10 (0.13%) LXC
13 10 (0.13%) Xen
14 8 (0.10%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.088%) Microcode
15 7 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.088%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2,264 (28.36%) Kubernetes
2 2,051 (25.69%) Terraform
3 1,357 (17.00%) Ansible
4 869 (10.89%) Puppet
5 583 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
6 223 (2.79%) Grafana
7 201 (2.52%) Prometheus
8 72 (0.90%) Nagios
9 69 (0.86%) Istio
10 61 (0.76%) SCCM
11 57 (0.71%) Kibana
11 57 (0.71%) Packer
12 54 (0.68%) Graphite
13 49 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
14 35 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
15 34 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
16 33 (0.41%) logstash
17 29 (0.36%) Salt
17 29 (0.36%) ZABBIX
18 28 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,202 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 517 (6.48%) Google
3 402 (5.04%) Oracle
4 334 (4.18%) VMware
5 191 (2.39%) Red Hat
6 145 (1.82%) Splunk
7 142 (1.78%) Cisco
8 126 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 121 (1.52%) SAP
10 93 (1.16%) New Relic
11 92 (1.15%) IBM
12 86 (1.08%) Atlassian
13 79 (0.99%) Databricks
14 64 (0.80%) ServiceNow
15 63 (0.79%) SaltStack
16 55 (0.69%) EnterpriseDB
17 53 (0.66%) Sitecore
18 48 (0.60%) CheckPoint
19 45 (0.56%) Dell
20 44 (0.55%) Adobe