Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > England
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 16 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +9
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 10,458 12,468 12,596
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.66% 10.96% 8.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.89% 11.91% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,714 10,525 10,571
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 61,906 104,695 129,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.68% 92.07% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 49,486 84,724 104,964
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%

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 February 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 26 February 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 +1 4,983 £75,000 +1.35% 1,003
North of England +5 1,594 £52,500 - 474
South East +11 1,533 £60,000 +4.35% 367
South West +17 922 £50,500 +1.00% 194
Midlands +12 864 £55,000 - 268
North West +5 748 £52,500 - 245
Yorkshire +5 683 £52,500 -4.55% 155
West Midlands +9 638 £57,500 +4.55% 183
East of England +16 357 £60,000 - 138
East Midlands +15 215 £50,000 - 83
North East +16 163 £52,500 +31.25% 74
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5,267 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4,930 (47.14%) Azure
3 4,282 (40.94%) AWS
4 3,322 (31.77%) Docker
5 3,124 (29.87%) Kubernetes
6 2,957 (28.28%) Python
7 2,818 (26.95%) Terraform
8 2,369 (22.65%) C#
9 2,361 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 2,288 (21.88%) Java
11 2,253 (21.54%) Linux
12 2,248 (21.50%) SQL
13 2,087 (19.96%) Microservices
14 2,080 (19.89%) .NET
15 1,860 (17.79%) Finance
16 1,848 (17.67%) Ansible
17 1,838 (17.58%) Jenkins
18 1,679 (16.05%) Software Engineering
19 1,655 (15.83%) Git (software)
20 1,644 (15.72%) Microsoft
21 1,643 (15.71%) Scrum
22 1,616 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
23 1,594 (15.24%) Test Automation
24 1,522 (14.55%) Infrastructure as Code
25 1,408 (13.46%) GCP
26 1,394 (13.33%) TDD
27 1,294 (12.37%) SQL Server
28 1,141 (10.91%) Windows
29 1,111 (10.62%) Puppet
30 1,092 (10.44%) PowerShell

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
1 333 (3.18%) Confluence
2 301 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 274 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 248 (2.37%) Apache
5 195 (1.86%) IIS
6 172 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 161 (1.54%) CMS
8 89 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 71 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 64 (0.61%) WordPress
11 62 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
12 58 (0.55%) nginx
13 56 (0.54%) JBoss
14 55 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
15 50 (0.48%) EPiServer
15 50 (0.48%) NServiceBus
15 50 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 46 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
17 35 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
18 33 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 86 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (0.23%) Sketch
5 23 (0.22%) InVision
6 20 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 18 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 14 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 12 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.076%) Figma
11 2 (0.019%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.010%) InDesign
12 1 (0.010%) Revit
Business Applications
1 102 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.32%) Magento
3 30 (0.29%) R3 Corda
4 25 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 19 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 18 (0.17%) Loan IQ
6 18 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.13%) nopCommerce
7 14 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 12 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 7 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.048%) SAP CRM
12 3 (0.029%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.029%) SAP IS-U
12 3 (0.029%) SAP R/3
13 2 (0.019%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4,930 (47.14%) Azure
2 4,282 (40.94%) AWS
3 1,408 (13.46%) GCP
4 925 (8.84%) Serverless
5 840 (8.03%) SaaS
6 756 (7.23%) PaaS
7 584 (5.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 527 (5.04%) IaaS
9 498 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
10 425 (4.06%) GitHub
11 353 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 322 (3.08%) Power Platform
13 315 (3.01%) Amazon EKS
14 294 (2.81%) Amazon ECS
15 263 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
16 246 (2.35%) Microsoft 365
17 223 (2.13%) Azure Functions
18 215 (2.06%) Amazon S3
19 203 (1.94%) OpenShift
20 181 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 395 (3.78%) Firewall
2 161 (1.54%) VPN
3 148 (1.42%) HTTP
4 145 (1.39%) DNS
5 133 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 120 (1.15%) Network Security
7 110 (1.05%) Internet
8 83 (0.79%) WAN
9 74 (0.71%) VLAN
10 68 (0.65%) LAN
11 63 (0.60%) IPv4
12 58 (0.55%) OSPF
13 55 (0.53%) Skype
14 50 (0.48%) SAN
15 48 (0.46%) DHCP
16 40 (0.38%) VoIP
17 37 (0.35%) SSL
18 34 (0.33%) HTTPS
19 25 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,294 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 609 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
3 595 (5.69%) MongoDB
4 593 (5.67%) NoSQL
5 546 (5.22%) MySQL
6 446 (4.26%) Big Data
7 369 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 336 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 290 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 225 (2.15%) Power BI
11 211 (2.02%) Redis
12 189 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
13 184 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
14 169 (1.62%) Data Lake
15 153 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 134 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 130 (1.24%) Hadoop
18 125 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 110 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
20 95 (0.91%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,838 (17.58%) Jenkins
2 1,655 (15.83%) Git (software)
3 702 (6.71%) JIRA
4 460 (4.40%) Selenium
5 453 (4.33%) GitLab
6 378 (3.61%) TeamCity
7 322 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 287 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 269 (2.57%) Visual Studio
10 259 (2.48%) Bitbucket
11 238 (2.28%) Cucumber
12 219 (2.09%) Maven
13 212 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
14 189 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 149 (1.42%) Artifactory
16 127 (1.21%) Postman
17 125 (1.20%) Subversion
18 113 (1.08%) Gradle
19 111 (1.06%) SonarQube
20 104 (0.99%) JUnit
General
1 1,860 (17.79%) Finance
2 532 (5.09%) Banking
3 481 (4.60%) Public Sector
4 301 (2.88%) Retail
5 300 (2.87%) Games
6 283 (2.71%) Marketing
7 182 (1.74%) Law
8 151 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 148 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 121 (1.16%) Electronics
11 107 (1.02%) Legal
12 89 (0.85%) Back Office
13 76 (0.73%) Automotive
14 72 (0.69%) Publishing
15 69 (0.66%) Investment Banking
16 67 (0.64%) Front Office
17 46 (0.44%) Advertising
18 45 (0.43%) Billing
19 41 (0.39%) Local Government
20 28 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,971 (28.41%) Developer
2 2,850 (27.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 876 (8.38%) AWS Engineer
4 785 (7.51%) Senior Developer
5 774 (7.40%) AWS DevOps
6 687 (6.57%) Azure Engineer
7 681 (6.51%) Senior DevOps
8 680 (6.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 674 (6.44%) Architect
10 665 (6.36%) .NET Developer
11 618 (5.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 593 (5.67%) Software Engineer
13 540 (5.16%) Java Developer
14 507 (4.85%) C# Developer
15 494 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
16 435 (4.16%) Software Developer
17 430 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
18 395 (3.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 342 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
20 337 (3.22%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,080 (19.89%) .NET
2 1,034 (9.89%) React
3 998 (9.54%) CSS
4 931 (8.90%) HTML
5 923 (8.83%) AngularJS
6 918 (8.78%) .NET Core
7 891 (8.52%) Node.js
8 857 (8.19%) Web Services
9 729 (6.97%) REST
10 650 (6.22%) .NET Framework
11 591 (5.65%) ASP.NET
12 560 (5.35%) RESTful
13 543 (5.19%) Kafka
14 523 (5.00%) Spring
15 414 (3.96%) jQuery
16 409 (3.91%) Spring Boot
17 398 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
18 344 (3.29%) JSON
19 343 (3.28%) Vue.js
20 334 (3.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 629 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
2 452 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 442 (4.23%) Cloud Native
4 371 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 293 (2.80%) User Experience
6 256 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 177 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 168 (1.61%) Data Centre
9 166 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 158 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 141 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
12 130 (1.24%) N-Tier
13 114 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 107 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 107 (1.02%) Virtual Team
15 89 (0.85%) Private Cloud
16 88 (0.84%) Algorithms
17 81 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
18 63 (0.60%) Data Structures
19 57 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,253 (21.54%) Linux
2 1,141 (10.91%) Windows
3 425 (4.06%) Unix
4 386 (3.69%) Windows Server
5 254 (2.43%) CentOS
6 208 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 145 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 134 (1.28%) Android
9 107 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 87 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 85 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
12 41 (0.39%) Debian
13 39 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
14 31 (0.30%) VMS
15 17 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.15%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.12%) AIX
17 13 (0.12%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.11%) CoreOS
18 11 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,267 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2,087 (19.96%) Microservices
3 1,679 (16.05%) Software Engineering
4 1,643 (15.71%) Scrum
5 1,616 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1,594 (15.24%) Test Automation
7 1,522 (14.55%) Infrastructure as Code
8 1,394 (13.33%) TDD
9 1,009 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
10 931 (8.90%) Configuration Management
11 930 (8.89%) Fintech
12 885 (8.46%) Mentoring
13 706 (6.75%) BDD
14 671 (6.42%) Analytics
15 657 (6.28%) Deployment Automation
16 644 (6.16%) SDLC
17 639 (6.11%) MVC
18 621 (5.94%) Migration
19 595 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
20 592 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,957 (28.28%) Python
2 2,369 (22.65%) C#
3 2,361 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 2,288 (21.88%) Java
5 2,248 (21.50%) SQL
6 1,092 (10.44%) PowerShell
7 774 (7.40%) Bash Shell
8 719 (6.88%) Go
9 571 (5.46%) Ruby
10 519 (4.96%) TypeScript
11 408 (3.90%) PHP
12 370 (3.54%) C++
13 333 (3.18%) T-SQL
14 304 (2.91%) Scala
15 228 (2.18%) Kotlin
16 171 (1.64%) C
17 156 (1.49%) Java 8
18 148 (1.42%) Groovy
18 148 (1.42%) Perl
19 141 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 806 (7.71%) Degree
2 740 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 578 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 202 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 167 (1.60%) AWS Certification
6 112 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 99 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 83 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 81 (0.77%) ISEB
10 78 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 64 (0.61%) CISSP
12 49 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 45 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 41 (0.39%) CCNA
15 31 (0.30%) RHCE
16 29 (0.28%) Master's Degree
17 28 (0.27%) GIAC
18 27 (0.26%) CCNP
18 27 (0.26%) PMI Certification
19 26 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 625 (5.98%) QA
2 110 (1.05%) SLA
3 106 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 84 (0.80%) GDPR
5 68 (0.65%) NIST
6 55 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 42 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.25%) MiFID
9 25 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
9 25 (0.24%) EMIR
9 25 (0.24%) PMO
10 20 (0.19%) WCAG
11 19 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 16 (0.15%) COBIT
13 14 (0.13%) WAI
14 12 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.11%) ISO 22301
16 10 (0.096%) NCSC
17 6 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3,322 (31.77%) Docker
2 399 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 338 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 122 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 95 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 58 (0.55%) vSphere
7 53 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.20%) Xen
9 14 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.11%) Firmware
10 12 (0.11%) KVM
10 12 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.11%) HDFS
12 10 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.086%) XenApp
14 8 (0.076%) Postfix
15 7 (0.067%) Microcode
15 7 (0.067%) NFS
15 7 (0.067%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.067%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3,124 (29.87%) Kubernetes
2 2,818 (26.95%) Terraform
3 1,848 (17.67%) Ansible
4 1,111 (10.62%) Puppet
5 837 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
6 329 (3.15%) Prometheus
7 298 (2.85%) Grafana
8 116 (1.11%) Packer
9 112 (1.07%) Istio
10 97 (0.93%) Nagios
11 75 (0.72%) SCCM
12 71 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
13 58 (0.55%) ZABBIX
14 55 (0.53%) Salt
15 53 (0.51%) Graphite
15 53 (0.51%) Kibana
16 50 (0.48%) Consul
17 48 (0.46%) Rancher
18 44 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
19 26 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,644 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 703 (6.72%) Google
3 562 (5.37%) Oracle
4 500 (4.78%) VMware
5 281 (2.69%) Red Hat
6 166 (1.59%) SAP
7 152 (1.45%) Splunk
8 151 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 132 (1.26%) Cisco
10 130 (1.24%) Atlassian
11 120 (1.15%) Databricks
11 120 (1.15%) IBM
12 119 (1.14%) SaltStack
13 99 (0.95%) New Relic
14 93 (0.89%) EnterpriseDB
15 77 (0.74%) Nintex
16 71 (0.68%) Sitecore
17 66 (0.63%) ServiceNow
18 57 (0.55%) Dynatrace
19 50 (0.48%) SolarWinds