Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > England
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 9 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +6
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 17,459 7,900 13,384
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.61% 15.96% 10.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.54% 17.17% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11,704 6,718 10,547
10th Percentile £41,324 £38,750 £38,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +3.17%
75th Percentile £86,250 £78,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% -

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 105,572 46,016 115,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.39% 92.99% 92.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71,229 38,938 93,819
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.44%

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 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 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
London -2 8,322 £80,000 +10.34% 1,401
South East +2 2,824 £60,000 - 395
North of England +3 2,698 £60,000 +14.29% 621
Midlands +2 1,376 £60,000 +14.29% 307
North West +4 1,339 £60,000 +9.09% 353
Yorkshire 0 1,222 £57,500 +6.98% 185
South West -2 1,155 £52,000 -0.95% 200
West Midlands 0 978 £62,500 +13.64% 201
East of England -2 554 £62,500 +4.17% 167
East Midlands 0 378 £52,500 +5.00% 104
North East -6 150 £60,000 +20.00% 83
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, 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 9,306 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 8,808 (50.45%) Azure
3 7,366 (42.19%) AWS
4 5,213 (29.86%) Docker
5 5,183 (29.69%) Kubernetes
6 4,899 (28.06%) Python
7 4,776 (27.36%) Terraform
8 4,422 (25.33%) Java
9 3,798 (21.75%) Software Engineering
10 3,767 (21.58%) C#
11 3,733 (21.38%) JavaScript
12 3,632 (20.80%) Microservices
13 3,602 (20.63%) Finance
14 3,364 (19.27%) SQL
15 3,235 (18.53%) Social Skills
16 3,213 (18.40%) Jenkins
17 3,119 (17.86%) Linux
18 3,014 (17.26%) Git (software)
19 2,988 (17.11%) .NET
20 2,854 (16.35%) Microsoft
21 2,803 (16.05%) React
22 2,774 (15.89%) Scrum
23 2,702 (15.48%) Infrastructure as Code
24 2,659 (15.23%) Ansible
25 2,500 (14.32%) GCP
26 2,477 (14.19%) Test Automation
27 2,119 (12.14%) TDD
28 2,061 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
29 2,054 (11.76%) Serverless
30 2,053 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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
1 561 (3.21%) Confluence
2 548 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 464 (2.66%) Apache
4 408 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 286 (1.64%) CMS
6 276 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 269 (1.54%) IIS
8 175 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
9 169 (0.97%) nginx
10 155 (0.89%) GemFire
11 122 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 104 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 88 (0.50%) GeoServer
14 85 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
15 77 (0.44%) Umbraco
16 76 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 72 (0.41%) WordPress
18 62 (0.36%) Apache Solr
19 49 (0.28%) EPiServer
20 46 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 156 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 38 (0.22%) Figma
6 34 (0.19%) Sketch
7 29 (0.17%) InVision
8 28 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 28 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 17 (0.097%) Campfire
10 11 (0.063%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.029%) Adobe XD
12 5 (0.029%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.017%) Simulink
14 2 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.011%) Weka
14 2 (0.011%) Zeplin
15 1 (0.006%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 112 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.44%) Sentinel
3 48 (0.27%) Magento
4 41 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 27 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 26 (0.15%) Shopify
8 25 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 21 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
10 15 (0.086%) R3 Corda
11 13 (0.074%) Summit
12 11 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
13 10 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
13 10 (0.057%) Primavera
13 10 (0.057%) Sage 200
14 8 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
14 8 (0.046%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 6 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
16 5 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
16 5 (0.029%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8,808 (50.45%) Azure
2 7,366 (42.19%) AWS
3 2,500 (14.32%) GCP
4 2,054 (11.76%) Serverless
5 1,514 (8.67%) SaaS
6 1,406 (8.05%) GitHub
7 1,234 (7.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1,133 (6.49%) PaaS
9 842 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
10 829 (4.75%) IaaS
11 779 (4.46%) Power Platform
12 672 (3.85%) OpenShift
13 530 (3.04%) Amazon S3
14 502 (2.88%) Microsoft 365
15 477 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
16 460 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
17 444 (2.54%) Amazon ECS
17 444 (2.54%) Amazon EKS
18 392 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
19 377 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 459 (2.63%) Firewall
2 339 (1.94%) DNS
2 339 (1.94%) HTTP
3 235 (1.35%) VPN
4 221 (1.27%) Network Security
5 214 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 150 (0.86%) Internet
7 112 (0.64%) Kerberos
8 88 (0.50%) DHCP
9 85 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
10 81 (0.46%) WAN
11 78 (0.45%) SSL
12 68 (0.39%) Broadband
13 67 (0.38%) LAN
14 62 (0.36%) VLAN
15 55 (0.32%) Modbus
16 47 (0.27%) IPv6
17 44 (0.25%) RS-422
18 43 (0.25%) IPv4
19 37 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,925 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 1,351 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
3 1,195 (6.84%) NoSQL
4 951 (5.45%) MySQL
5 873 (5.00%) Big Data
6 849 (4.86%) MongoDB
7 816 (4.67%) Relational Database
8 660 (3.78%) Power BI
9 548 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
10 525 (3.01%) Redis
11 471 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 450 (2.58%) Data Lake
13 422 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 357 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
15 354 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
16 325 (1.86%) Hadoop
17 269 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
18 258 (1.48%) MariaDB
19 217 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 214 (1.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3,213 (18.40%) Jenkins
2 3,014 (17.26%) Git (software)
3 1,348 (7.72%) JIRA
4 690 (3.95%) GitLab
5 684 (3.92%) Selenium
6 650 (3.72%) TeamCity
7 586 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 428 (2.45%) Cucumber
9 413 (2.37%) Maven
10 398 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 396 (2.27%) Cypress.io
12 395 (2.26%) Visual Studio
13 358 (2.05%) JUnit
14 348 (1.99%) Bitbucket
15 329 (1.88%) Gradle
16 324 (1.86%) SonarQube
16 324 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
17 307 (1.76%) Artifactory
18 291 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 258 (1.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,602 (20.63%) Finance
2 3,235 (18.53%) Social Skills
3 1,023 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1,018 (5.83%) Banking
5 681 (3.90%) Retail
6 544 (3.12%) Law
7 491 (2.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 490 (2.81%) Marketing
9 438 (2.51%) Public Sector
10 375 (2.15%) Games
11 270 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
12 241 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 212 (1.21%) Telecoms
14 203 (1.16%) Legal
15 167 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
15 167 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
16 152 (0.87%) Front Office
17 132 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
18 130 (0.74%) Electronics
19 123 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,202 (24.07%) Developer
2 3,521 (20.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,899 (10.88%) Software Engineer
4 1,364 (7.81%) Architect
5 982 (5.62%) Senior Developer
6 907 (5.20%) AWS Engineer
7 859 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 816 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
9 751 (4.30%) .NET Developer
10 739 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
11 703 (4.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 646 (3.70%) Java Developer
13 636 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
14 603 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
15 591 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 556 (3.18%) Software Developer
17 532 (3.05%) C# Developer
18 506 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
19 501 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
20 478 (2.74%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,988 (17.11%) .NET
2 2,803 (16.05%) React
3 1,983 (11.36%) Node.js
4 1,692 (9.69%) AngularJS
5 1,439 (8.24%) CSS
6 1,320 (7.56%) Spring
7 1,207 (6.91%) Web Services
8 1,194 (6.84%) HTML
9 1,189 (6.81%) RESTful
10 1,185 (6.79%) Kafka
11 1,184 (6.78%) .NET Core
12 1,132 (6.48%) REST
13 896 (5.13%) Spring Boot
14 762 (4.36%) .NET Framework
15 736 (4.22%) JSON
16 719 (4.12%) ASP.NET
17 647 (3.71%) Vue.js
18 557 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
19 466 (2.67%) HTML5
20 456 (2.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,119 (6.41%) Cloud Native
2 986 (5.65%) User Experience
3 980 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
4 703 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 586 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 508 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 433 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 408 (2.34%) Algorithms
9 304 (1.74%) Management Information System
10 302 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
11 270 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 241 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 229 (1.31%) Data Centre
14 224 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
15 201 (1.15%) Hedge funds
16 187 (1.07%) Private Cloud
17 184 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
18 147 (0.84%) Derivative
19 139 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
20 137 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3,119 (17.86%) Linux
2 1,632 (9.35%) Windows
3 692 (3.96%) Unix
4 416 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 298 (1.71%) Android
6 268 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 231 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 203 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 195 (1.12%) CentOS
10 112 (0.64%) VMS
11 85 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 80 (0.46%) Debian
13 66 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
14 61 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
16 44 (0.25%) Mesosphere
16 44 (0.25%) Windows 10
17 20 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (0.074%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,306 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 3,798 (21.75%) Software Engineering
3 3,632 (20.80%) Microservices
4 2,774 (15.89%) Scrum
5 2,702 (15.48%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2,477 (14.19%) Test Automation
7 2,119 (12.14%) TDD
8 2,061 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
9 2,053 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 1,952 (11.18%) Full Stack Development
11 1,848 (10.58%) Mentoring
12 1,760 (10.08%) Analytics
13 1,409 (8.07%) SDLC
14 1,390 (7.96%) Computer Science
15 1,245 (7.13%) Configuration Management
16 1,169 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 1,113 (6.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 1,074 (6.15%) Open Source
19 1,050 (6.01%) Coaching
20 1,018 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4,899 (28.06%) Python
2 4,422 (25.33%) Java
3 3,767 (21.58%) C#
4 3,733 (21.38%) JavaScript
5 3,364 (19.27%) SQL
6 1,885 (10.80%) PowerShell
7 1,560 (8.94%) Bash Shell
8 1,386 (7.94%) Go
9 1,251 (7.17%) TypeScript
10 866 (4.96%) Ruby
11 727 (4.16%) Scala
12 704 (4.03%) PHP
13 641 (3.67%) C++
14 535 (3.06%) C
15 522 (2.99%) Shell Script
16 446 (2.55%) Kotlin
17 429 (2.46%) T-SQL
18 370 (2.12%) Groovy
19 310 (1.78%) Perl
20 306 (1.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,905 (10.91%) Degree
2 985 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 704 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 482 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 290 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 235 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 160 (0.92%) OCP
7 160 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
8 152 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 150 (0.86%) CISSP
10 133 (0.76%) ISEB
11 115 (0.66%) ISTQB
12 110 (0.63%) Master's Degree
13 101 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 97 (0.56%) HND
15 73 (0.42%) SANS
16 72 (0.41%) DV Cleared
17 52 (0.30%) GCFA
17 52 (0.30%) GCIA
17 52 (0.30%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,231 (7.05%) QA
2 236 (1.35%) GDPR
3 212 (1.21%) Accessibility
4 186 (1.07%) SLA
5 178 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 146 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 65 (0.37%) GRC
7 65 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 47 (0.27%) WCAG
9 46 (0.26%) NIST
10 45 (0.26%) PMO
11 34 (0.19%) GxP
12 23 (0.13%) IASME
13 18 (0.10%) COBIT
14 16 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.074%) SOC 2
16 11 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 10 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 9 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 8 (0.046%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 5,213 (29.86%) Docker
2 551 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 476 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 190 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 168 (0.96%) HDFS
6 67 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 54 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (0.29%) vSphere
9 37 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 31 (0.18%) KVM
11 28 (0.16%) Varnish
12 21 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (0.097%) VMware NSX
15 16 (0.092%) Firmware
16 12 (0.069%) NFS
17 11 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.063%) XenApp
18 9 (0.052%) Ceph
19 8 (0.046%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 5,183 (29.69%) Kubernetes
2 4,776 (27.36%) Terraform
3 2,659 (15.23%) Ansible
4 1,304 (7.47%) Puppet
5 1,040 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
6 484 (2.77%) Grafana
7 468 (2.68%) Prometheus
8 129 (0.74%) Kibana
9 124 (0.71%) Packer
10 112 (0.64%) Istio
11 107 (0.61%) SCCM
12 96 (0.55%) Rancher
13 95 (0.54%) logstash
14 90 (0.52%) Consul
15 83 (0.48%) Nagios
16 78 (0.45%) HAProxy
17 61 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
18 59 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
18 59 (0.34%) Salt
19 58 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,854 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 1,123 (6.43%) Google
3 872 (4.99%) Oracle
4 674 (3.86%) VMware
5 383 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 376 (2.15%) Databricks
7 316 (1.81%) Splunk
8 194 (1.11%) SAP
9 189 (1.08%) Okta
10 187 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 177 (1.01%) SaltStack
12 171 (0.98%) New Relic
13 153 (0.88%) ServiceNow
14 145 (0.83%) Cognizant
15 140 (0.80%) Atlassian
16 132 (0.76%) IBM
17 124 (0.71%) Citrix
18 112 (0.64%) Cisco
19 103 (0.59%) Sitecore
20 79 (0.45%) Apple