Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > England
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +6
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 11,821 11,064 13,087
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.10% 11.75% 9.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.27% 12.72% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,626 8,734 10,133
10th Percentile £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
Median % change year-on-year - +1.56% +2.40%
75th Percentile £81,250 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +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 72,635 86,948 125,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.80% 92.34% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 55,837 70,349 100,239
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £40,625 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 5,640 £75,000 - 1,023
North of England +3 1,887 £54,000 +2.86% 475
South East +10 1,715 £60,000 +4.35% 358
South West +15 1,074 £52,000 +4.00% 193
North West +4 867 £54,000 -1.82% 265
Midlands +3 860 £57,500 +4.55% 265
Yorkshire +3 826 £55,000 +4.76% 149
West Midlands +3 627 £60,000 +9.09% 173
East of England +9 357 £60,000 - 161
East Midlands +6 224 £50,000 - 92
North East +19 197 £50,000 +25.00% 61
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 6,067 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5,824 (49.27%) Azure
3 5,065 (42.85%) AWS
4 3,891 (32.92%) Docker
5 3,741 (31.65%) Kubernetes
6 3,333 (28.20%) Terraform
7 3,224 (27.27%) Python
8 2,727 (23.07%) JavaScript
9 2,633 (22.27%) C#
10 2,581 (21.83%) Linux
11 2,565 (21.70%) Java
12 2,526 (21.37%) SQL
13 2,425 (20.51%) Microservices
14 2,288 (19.36%) .NET
15 2,184 (18.48%) Jenkins
16 2,149 (18.18%) Finance
17 2,084 (17.63%) Ansible
18 2,069 (17.50%) Software Engineering
19 1,938 (16.39%) Git (software)
20 1,919 (16.23%) Infrastructure as Code
21 1,902 (16.09%) Social Skills
22 1,884 (15.94%) Microsoft
23 1,848 (15.63%) Scrum
24 1,835 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
25 1,731 (14.64%) Test Automation
26 1,645 (13.92%) GCP
27 1,569 (13.27%) TDD
28 1,485 (12.56%) SQL Server
29 1,320 (11.17%) PowerShell
30 1,264 (10.69%) React

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
1 402 (3.40%) Confluence
2 350 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 276 (2.33%) Apache
4 274 (2.32%) SharePoint
5 236 (2.00%) Apache Spark
6 221 (1.87%) CMS
7 203 (1.72%) IIS
8 107 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
9 99 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 89 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 78 (0.66%) nginx
12 70 (0.59%) EPiServer
13 63 (0.53%) WordPress
14 61 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
14 61 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 51 (0.43%) Tomcat
16 48 (0.41%) JBoss
17 41 (0.35%) Drupal
18 39 (0.33%) Kentico
19 30 (0.25%) GemFire
Applications
1 88 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 46 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (0.29%) Sketch
5 30 (0.25%) InVision
6 22 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 17 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.085%) Figma
11 6 (0.051%) Revit
12 5 (0.042%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.042%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.034%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.025%) Zeplin
15 2 (0.017%) Campfire
15 2 (0.017%) Mingle
15 2 (0.017%) Simulink
16 1 (0.008%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 144 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.37%) Magento
3 28 (0.24%) R3 Corda
4 27 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 19 (0.16%) Sentinel
6 18 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 16 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 15 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 14 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.12%) nopCommerce
10 10 (0.085%) Loan IQ
11 5 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.042%) SAP CRM
12 4 (0.034%) Elite 3E
12 4 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.034%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.034%) Shopify
13 3 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5,824 (49.27%) Azure
2 5,065 (42.85%) AWS
3 1,645 (13.92%) GCP
4 1,113 (9.42%) Serverless
5 999 (8.45%) SaaS
6 908 (7.68%) PaaS
7 732 (6.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 646 (5.46%) IaaS
9 541 (4.58%) GitHub
10 504 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
11 397 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 376 (3.18%) Power Platform
13 345 (2.92%) Amazon ECS
14 341 (2.88%) Amazon EKS
15 334 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
16 286 (2.42%) Microsoft 365
17 277 (2.34%) Amazon S3
18 272 (2.30%) Azure Service Bus
19 262 (2.22%) Azure Functions
20 245 (2.07%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 448 (3.79%) Firewall
2 176 (1.49%) VPN
3 170 (1.44%) DNS
4 146 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 133 (1.13%) HTTP
6 128 (1.08%) Internet
7 124 (1.05%) Network Security
8 93 (0.79%) VLAN
9 77 (0.65%) IPv4
10 74 (0.63%) WAN
11 70 (0.59%) OSPF
12 63 (0.53%) SAN
13 57 (0.48%) LAN
14 51 (0.43%) DHCP
15 47 (0.40%) SSL
16 28 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (0.23%) DMZ
17 27 (0.23%) HTTPS
18 26 (0.22%) Wireless
19 25 (0.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,485 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 746 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
3 681 (5.76%) NoSQL
4 643 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 612 (5.18%) MySQL
6 569 (4.81%) Big Data
7 429 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 372 (3.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 325 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
10 268 (2.27%) Redis
11 264 (2.23%) Power BI
12 233 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
13 207 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 189 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 187 (1.58%) Hadoop
16 179 (1.51%) Data Lake
16 179 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 150 (1.27%) MariaDB
18 106 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
19 100 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 2,184 (18.48%) Jenkins
2 1,938 (16.39%) Git (software)
3 850 (7.19%) JIRA
4 553 (4.68%) GitLab
5 447 (3.78%) Selenium
6 432 (3.65%) TeamCity
7 352 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 302 (2.55%) Visual Studio
9 301 (2.55%) Maven
10 290 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 276 (2.33%) Bitbucket
12 256 (2.17%) Cucumber
13 246 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 227 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
15 208 (1.76%) Cypress.io
16 186 (1.57%) Artifactory
16 186 (1.57%) JUnit
17 162 (1.37%) Postman
18 152 (1.29%) Gradle
19 151 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,149 (18.18%) Finance
2 1,902 (16.09%) Social Skills
3 580 (4.91%) Banking
4 560 (4.74%) Public Sector
5 514 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 382 (3.23%) Retail
7 350 (2.96%) Marketing
8 305 (2.58%) Games
9 223 (1.89%) Law
10 184 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 184 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 169 (1.43%) Electronics
12 165 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
13 147 (1.24%) Legal
14 125 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
15 122 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
16 84 (0.71%) Automotive
17 80 (0.68%) Advertising
17 80 (0.68%) Investment Banking
18 73 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,212 (27.17%) Developer
2 3,044 (25.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 905 (7.66%) Senior Developer
4 865 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
5 814 (6.89%) Software Engineer
6 771 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
7 758 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
8 752 (6.36%) Architect
9 732 (6.19%) AWS DevOps
10 712 (6.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 696 (5.89%) .NET Developer
12 644 (5.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 594 (5.02%) Java Developer
14 571 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
15 524 (4.43%) C# Developer
16 483 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
17 466 (3.94%) Software Developer
18 423 (3.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 393 (3.32%) Platform Engineer
20 336 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,288 (19.36%) .NET
2 1,264 (10.69%) React
3 1,135 (9.60%) CSS
4 1,096 (9.27%) AngularJS
5 1,069 (9.04%) Node.js
6 1,004 (8.49%) .NET Core
7 1,002 (8.48%) HTML
8 977 (8.26%) Web Services
9 836 (7.07%) REST
10 712 (6.02%) Kafka
11 694 (5.87%) .NET Framework
12 651 (5.51%) RESTful
13 642 (5.43%) Spring
14 600 (5.08%) ASP.NET
15 472 (3.99%) Vue.js
16 471 (3.98%) Spring Boot
17 439 (3.71%) jQuery
18 424 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
19 357 (3.02%) HTML5
20 354 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 700 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
2 522 (4.42%) Cloud Native
3 442 (3.74%) Public Cloud
4 432 (3.65%) User Experience
5 283 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 279 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 219 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 217 (1.84%) Data Centre
9 206 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
10 180 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 162 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 135 (1.14%) N-Tier
13 129 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 121 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 115 (0.97%) Blog
16 110 (0.93%) Algorithms
17 106 (0.90%) NHS
18 94 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
19 93 (0.79%) Hedge funds
20 86 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2,581 (21.83%) Linux
2 1,216 (10.29%) Windows
3 469 (3.97%) Unix
4 422 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 283 (2.39%) CentOS
6 250 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 184 (1.56%) Android
8 182 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 130 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 103 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
11 99 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 55 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
13 44 (0.37%) Debian
14 40 (0.34%) VMS
15 25 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 21 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.13%) Solaris
19 14 (0.12%) AIX
20 11 (0.093%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,067 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2,425 (20.51%) Microservices
3 2,069 (17.50%) Software Engineering
4 1,919 (16.23%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1,848 (15.63%) Scrum
6 1,835 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 1,731 (14.64%) Test Automation
8 1,569 (13.27%) TDD
9 1,173 (9.92%) Mentoring
10 1,118 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
11 1,035 (8.76%) Fintech
12 974 (8.24%) Configuration Management
13 839 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
14 807 (6.83%) BDD
15 785 (6.64%) Analytics
16 766 (6.48%) Migration
17 762 (6.45%) SDLC
18 729 (6.17%) Deployment Automation
19 711 (6.01%) OO
20 710 (6.01%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3,224 (27.27%) Python
2 2,727 (23.07%) JavaScript
3 2,633 (22.27%) C#
4 2,565 (21.70%) Java
5 2,526 (21.37%) SQL
6 1,320 (11.17%) PowerShell
7 969 (8.20%) Bash Shell
8 811 (6.86%) Go
9 756 (6.40%) TypeScript
10 696 (5.89%) Ruby
11 509 (4.31%) PHP
12 416 (3.52%) C++
13 345 (2.92%) Scala
14 334 (2.83%) T-SQL
15 263 (2.22%) Kotlin
16 232 (1.96%) C
17 213 (1.80%) Groovy
18 177 (1.50%) Shell Script
19 172 (1.46%) ES6
20 167 (1.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 969 (8.20%) Degree
2 841 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 655 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 289 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 201 (1.70%) AWS Certification
6 104 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 94 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 93 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 84 (0.71%) ISEB
10 64 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 50 (0.42%) CISSP
12 48 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (0.39%) RHCE
14 38 (0.32%) GIAC
15 37 (0.31%) Master's Degree
16 34 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 33 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
18 26 (0.22%) SANS
19 25 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
20 22 (0.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 684 (5.79%) QA
2 126 (1.07%) GDPR
3 111 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 108 (0.91%) SLA
5 87 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 50 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 49 (0.41%) NIST
8 35 (0.30%) GRC
9 32 (0.27%) WCAG
10 25 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 24 (0.20%) PMO
12 18 (0.15%) WAI
13 15 (0.13%) MiFID
14 14 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
14 14 (0.12%) EMIR
15 13 (0.11%) COBIT
16 12 (0.10%) HIPAA
16 12 (0.10%) SOC 2
17 11 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 7 (0.059%) SOC 1
System Software
1 3,891 (32.92%) Docker
2 484 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 402 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 115 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 73 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (0.54%) vSphere
8 34 (0.29%) HDFS
9 26 (0.22%) Xen
10 21 (0.18%) Firmware
11 14 (0.12%) LXC
11 14 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.12%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.11%) KVM
13 11 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.076%) Apache Flume
14 9 (0.076%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.076%) NFS
15 8 (0.068%) Postfix
16 7 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3,741 (31.65%) Kubernetes
2 3,333 (28.20%) Terraform
3 2,084 (17.63%) Ansible
4 1,157 (9.79%) Puppet
5 913 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
6 414 (3.50%) Prometheus
7 366 (3.10%) Grafana
8 170 (1.44%) Packer
9 149 (1.26%) Istio
10 123 (1.04%) SCCM
11 116 (0.98%) Nagios
12 99 (0.84%) Consul
13 88 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
14 85 (0.72%) Graphite
15 80 (0.68%) Salt
16 78 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
16 78 (0.66%) ZABBIX
17 75 (0.63%) Rancher
18 51 (0.43%) SCOM
19 47 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,884 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 779 (6.59%) Google
3 646 (5.46%) Oracle
4 551 (4.66%) VMware
5 304 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 181 (1.53%) Splunk
7 178 (1.51%) SAP
8 162 (1.37%) Cisco
9 152 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 145 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 139 (1.18%) SaltStack
12 119 (1.01%) Databricks
12 119 (1.01%) IBM
13 102 (0.86%) New Relic
14 91 (0.77%) EnterpriseDB
15 87 (0.74%) Nintex
16 83 (0.70%) Sitecore
17 72 (0.61%) ServiceNow
18 53 (0.45%) SolarWinds
19 50 (0.42%) AppDynamics