Period
to 23 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Go skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Go over the 6 months to 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 126 211 305
Rank change year-on-year +85 +94 +56
Permanent jobs citing Go 2,742 1,067 1,507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.74% 1.62% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.91% 2.89% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 911 1,179
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%

Go is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 55,817 36,868 72,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.72% 56.04% 53.94%
Number of salaries quoted 38,877 31,032 60,171
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,888 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Go in England

Go
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Go in England

Go
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Go in England

Go
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the England region over the 6 months to 23 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
London +70 1,729 £80,000 - 288
North of England +59 439 £60,000 +9.09% 77
North West +52 241 £60,000 +16.50% 48
South East +51 221 £70,000 +18.64% 41
Yorkshire +19 183 £60,000 +4.35% 29
South West +3 154 £48,750 -2.50% 38
Midlands +18 125 £65,000 +26.83% 23
West Midlands -4 105 £65,000 +30.00% 21
East Midlands -33 20 £58,750 +2.17% 2
North East -11 15 £35,000 -46.15%
East of England -46 15 £87,500 +40.00% 20
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, IT jobs citing Go 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 Go.

1 1,809 (65.97%) Python
2 1,512 (55.14%) Docker
3 1,467 (53.50%) Kubernetes
4 1,267 (46.21%) AWS
5 1,118 (40.77%) Agile Software Development
6 1,081 (39.42%) Java
7 1,053 (38.40%) DevOps
8 990 (36.11%) Terraform
9 963 (35.12%) Software Engineering
10 960 (35.01%) JavaScript
11 754 (27.50%) React
12 741 (27.02%) Microservices
13 705 (25.71%) GCP
14 651 (23.74%) Node.js
15 624 (22.76%) Azure
16 573 (20.90%) Ruby
17 568 (20.71%) Linux
18 529 (19.29%) Finance
19 494 (18.02%) PostgreSQL
20 453 (16.52%) C#
20 453 (16.52%) TypeScript
21 445 (16.23%) Infrastructure as Code
22 418 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
23 414 (15.10%) PHP
24 407 (14.84%) SQL
25 402 (14.66%) TDD
26 399 (14.55%) Git (software)
27 376 (13.71%) Ansible
28 374 (13.64%) Jenkins
29 373 (13.60%) Social Skills

Go
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
1 254 (9.26%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (1.90%) Apache
3 41 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 25 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
6 18 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (0.62%) nginx
8 16 (0.58%) Confluence
8 16 (0.58%) GemFire
9 13 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.44%) Apache Pulsar
10 12 (0.44%) CMS
10 12 (0.44%) Kentico
11 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.15%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.11%) IIS
13 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.073%) Hyperledger
15 1 (0.036%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.036%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.36%) Primavera
2 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.11%) Magento
3 3 (0.11%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.11%) Shopify
4 2 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,267 (46.21%) AWS
2 705 (25.71%) GCP
3 624 (22.76%) Azure
4 315 (11.49%) Serverless
5 277 (10.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 182 (6.64%) SaaS
7 176 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
8 148 (5.40%) Pulumi
9 145 (5.29%) Amazon EKS
10 141 (5.14%) GitHub
11 104 (3.79%) Amazon ECS
12 97 (3.54%) PaaS
13 92 (3.36%) Datadog
14 81 (2.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 77 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
16 73 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
17 63 (2.30%) IaaS
18 62 (2.26%) Amazon S3
19 55 (2.01%) OpenShift
20 51 (1.86%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.92%) HTTP
2 65 (2.37%) Internet
3 39 (1.42%) Firewall
4 30 (1.09%) Broadband
4 30 (1.09%) Skype
5 16 (0.58%) Calico
6 12 (0.44%) VoIP
7 10 (0.36%) Asterisk PBX
7 10 (0.36%) Network Security
7 10 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.33%) DNS
8 9 (0.33%) WebEx
9 8 (0.29%) SMS
9 8 (0.29%) SNMP
10 6 (0.22%) MQTT
10 6 (0.22%) SD-WAN
10 6 (0.22%) WAN
11 5 (0.18%) LAN
11 5 (0.18%) VPN
11 5 (0.18%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 494 (18.02%) PostgreSQL
2 371 (13.53%) MySQL
3 297 (10.83%) MongoDB
4 286 (10.43%) NoSQL
5 270 (9.85%) Redis
6 171 (6.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 148 (5.40%) Big Data
8 81 (2.95%) MariaDB
9 76 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 76 (2.77%) SQL Server
10 74 (2.70%) Relational Database
11 65 (2.37%) BigQuery
12 60 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 54 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
14 39 (1.42%) Blockchain
15 37 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
16 36 (1.31%) Neo4j
17 33 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (1.20%) Hadoop
18 29 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 399 (14.55%) Git (software)
2 374 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 235 (8.57%) GitLab
4 112 (4.08%) CircleCI
5 86 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 77 (2.81%) TeamCity
7 65 (2.37%) Selenium
8 63 (2.30%) JIRA
9 53 (1.93%) Cucumber
10 51 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 45 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 44 (1.60%) webpack
13 40 (1.46%) Cypress.io
14 39 (1.42%) Travis CI
15 28 (1.02%) gulp
16 26 (0.95%) Gradle
16 26 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
17 24 (0.88%) IBM UrbanCode
18 23 (0.84%) JMeter
19 20 (0.73%) Eclipse
General
1 529 (19.29%) Finance
2 373 (13.60%) Social Skills
3 204 (7.44%) Marketing
4 162 (5.91%) Games
5 134 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (4.89%) Banking
6 112 (4.08%) Public Sector
7 107 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 104 (3.79%) Manufacturing
9 94 (3.43%) Retail
10 87 (3.17%) Electronics
11 56 (2.04%) Law
12 54 (1.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 38 (1.39%) Advertising
14 34 (1.24%) Presentation Skills
14 34 (1.24%) Public Speaking
15 30 (1.09%) Retail Finance
16 23 (0.84%) Music Industry
17 17 (0.62%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 774 (28.23%) Developer
2 501 (18.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 482 (17.58%) Software Engineer
4 224 (8.17%) AWS Engineer
5 173 (6.31%) Senior Developer
6 168 (6.13%) Senior Software Engineer
7 150 (5.47%) Cloud Engineer
8 139 (5.07%) Software Developer
9 134 (4.89%) Senior DevOps
10 133 (4.85%) AWS DevOps
11 132 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
12 131 (4.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 125 (4.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 108 (3.94%) Python Engineer
15 106 (3.87%) Backend Developer
16 105 (3.83%) Full Stack Developer
17 97 (3.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 97 (3.54%) PHP Developer
18 96 (3.50%) Platform Engineer
19 78 (2.84%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 754 (27.50%) React
2 651 (23.74%) Node.js
3 319 (11.63%) Kafka
4 316 (11.52%) AngularJS
5 309 (11.27%) REST
6 264 (9.63%) GraphQL
7 217 (7.91%) Vue.js
8 152 (5.54%) RESTful
9 149 (5.43%) .NET
10 148 (5.40%) Elastic Stack
11 143 (5.22%) CSS
11 143 (5.22%) Redux
12 138 (5.03%) HTML
13 131 (4.78%) gRPC
14 123 (4.49%) Web Services
15 110 (4.01%) Symfony
16 92 (3.36%) React Native
17 71 (2.59%) HTML5
18 70 (2.55%) Jest
18 70 (2.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 165 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
2 159 (5.80%) Algorithms
3 156 (5.69%) Cloud Native
4 152 (5.54%) User Experience
5 114 (4.16%) Virtual Team
6 97 (3.54%) Public Cloud
7 95 (3.46%) Data Structures
8 94 (3.43%) Linux Command Line
9 83 (3.03%) Data Centre
10 75 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
11 61 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
12 50 (1.82%) Mobile App
13 44 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
14 41 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 34 (1.24%) Blog
16 32 (1.17%) Management Information System
17 27 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
18 25 (0.91%) Cyberattack
19 18 (0.66%) Robotics
20 16 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 568 (20.71%) Linux
2 82 (2.99%) Windows
3 61 (2.22%) Unix
4 48 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (1.53%) CentOS
6 41 (1.50%) Android
7 24 (0.88%) Mesosphere
8 19 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.36%) Debian
10 10 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.15%) FreeBSD
12 3 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.073%) Alpine Linux
13 2 (0.073%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.073%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.073%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.073%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,118 (40.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,053 (38.40%) DevOps
3 963 (35.12%) Software Engineering
4 741 (27.02%) Microservices
5 445 (16.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 418 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
7 402 (14.66%) TDD
8 367 (13.38%) Computer Science
9 295 (10.76%) Fintech
10 290 (10.58%) Configuration Management
10 290 (10.58%) Open Source
11 288 (10.50%) Mentoring
12 285 (10.39%) OOP
13 272 (9.92%) Artificial Intelligence
14 256 (9.34%) Analytics
15 255 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
16 224 (8.17%) Test Automation
17 218 (7.95%) SOLID
18 206 (7.51%) Data Science
18 206 (7.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,809 (65.97%) Python
2 1,081 (39.42%) Java
3 960 (35.01%) JavaScript
4 573 (20.90%) Ruby
5 453 (16.52%) C#
5 453 (16.52%) TypeScript
6 414 (15.10%) PHP
7 407 (14.84%) SQL
8 321 (11.71%) C++
9 269 (9.81%) Bash Shell
10 235 (8.57%) Scala
11 158 (5.76%) Rust
12 157 (5.73%) PowerShell
13 144 (5.25%) C
14 135 (4.92%) Kotlin
15 97 (3.54%) Groovy
16 72 (2.63%) Perl
17 68 (2.48%) Shell Script
18 44 (1.60%) ES6
19 43 (1.57%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 328 (11.96%) Degree
2 175 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (3.94%) AWS Certification
4 106 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 102 (3.72%) Master's Degree
6 93 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 26 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.58%) OCP
8 16 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
8 16 (0.58%) PhD
9 14 (0.51%) RHCE
9 14 (0.51%) RHCSA
10 12 (0.44%) CISSP
10 12 (0.44%) SANS
11 8 (0.29%) CISA
11 8 (0.29%) CISM
11 8 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (0.29%) OSCP
12 4 (0.15%) GPEN
12 4 (0.15%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.15%) QA
2 41 (1.50%) Accessibility
3 33 (1.20%) SLA
4 12 (0.44%) WCAG
5 8 (0.29%) GDPR
6 7 (0.26%) NIST
7 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.18%) WAI
9 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.15%) SOC 1
9 4 (0.15%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.073%) PSD2
11 1 (0.036%) COBIT
11 1 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,512 (55.14%) Docker
2 26 (0.95%) KVM
3 16 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.29%) Firmware
6 7 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.26%) Ceph
6 7 (0.26%) vSphere
7 4 (0.15%) LXC
8 3 (0.11%) Gluster
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.036%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.036%) NFS
10 1 (0.036%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,467 (53.50%) Kubernetes
2 990 (36.11%) Terraform
3 376 (13.71%) Ansible
4 318 (11.60%) Puppet
5 313 (11.42%) Opscode Chef
6 306 (11.16%) Prometheus
7 221 (8.06%) Grafana
8 66 (2.41%) Consul
9 62 (2.26%) Kibana
10 58 (2.12%) Istio
11 53 (1.93%) Packer
12 45 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
13 31 (1.13%) Nagios
14 26 (0.95%) Salt
15 24 (0.88%) Automic
16 18 (0.66%) CFEngine
16 18 (0.66%) Demisto
16 18 (0.66%) logstash
17 17 (0.62%) Graphite
18 16 (0.58%) linkerd
Vendors
1 324 (11.82%) Google
2 126 (4.60%) SaltStack
3 120 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 116 (4.23%) Oracle
5 94 (3.43%) SAP
6 79 (2.88%) New Relic
7 65 (2.37%) Zend
8 63 (2.30%) Splunk
9 61 (2.22%) IBM
10 54 (1.97%) Red Hat
11 35 (1.28%) PagerDuty
12 30 (1.09%) WorldPay
13 29 (1.06%) Samsung
14 28 (1.02%) Atlassian
15 26 (0.95%) Sony
16 22 (0.80%) Apple
16 22 (0.80%) Instagram
17 21 (0.77%) Qubit
17 21 (0.77%) VMware
18 20 (0.73%) BT