Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Scotland
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 21 31
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +4
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 516 429 364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.31% 10.34% 6.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.89% 11.17% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 473 290 241
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,725 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,250 £77,850 £70,000
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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,884 3,839 4,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.15% 92.53% 93.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,937 2,451 3,189
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £69,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Scotland

DevOps
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for DevOps in Scotland

DevOps
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Scotland over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in Scotland

DevOps
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 5 March 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
Edinburgh +10 316 £50,000 -4.76% 55
Glasgow +9 162 £47,500 - 22
Fife 0 8 £55,000 - 1
Dundee +4 7 £57,500 +12.20%
Aberdeen +10 5 £60,000 -14.29% 5
West Lothian -2 4 £40,000 -20.00% 2
South Lanarkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 240 (46.51%) Azure
2 217 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (36.24%) AWS
4 179 (34.69%) Docker
5 144 (27.91%) Linux
6 135 (26.16%) Kubernetes
7 129 (25.00%) SQL
8 128 (24.81%) Terraform
9 125 (24.22%) C#
10 124 (24.03%) Git (software)
11 103 (19.96%) Windows
12 100 (19.38%) Microsoft
12 100 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (19.19%) Python
13 99 (19.19%) Scrum
14 91 (17.64%) JavaScript
15 89 (17.25%) Finance
15 89 (17.25%) Migration
16 83 (16.09%) .NET
16 83 (16.09%) Ansible
17 81 (15.70%) Infrastructure as Code
17 81 (15.70%) SQL Server
18 72 (13.95%) Jenkins
19 71 (13.76%) Java
20 70 (13.57%) Marketing
21 67 (12.98%) Mobile App
22 66 (12.79%) Software Engineering
23 64 (12.40%) EPoS
24 62 (12.02%) Microservices
25 59 (11.43%) MySQL

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 13 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.33%) Confluence
3 9 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.36%) IIS
5 6 (1.16%) JBoss
6 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.78%) Apache
7 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.58%) Luigi
8 3 (0.58%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.58%) WordPress
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) Drupal
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.39%) SAS
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 240 (46.51%) Azure
2 187 (36.24%) AWS
3 51 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 50 (9.69%) SaaS
5 30 (5.81%) Serverless
6 27 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (4.46%) PaaS
8 20 (3.88%) Amazon EKS
9 17 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (2.52%) Amazon S3
12 12 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (2.33%) GitHub
13 11 (2.13%) GCP
14 9 (1.74%) Logic Apps
14 9 (1.74%) Route 53
14 9 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (1.36%) IaaS
16 5 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.49%) Firewall
2 13 (2.52%) VPN
3 4 (0.78%) DNS
3 4 (0.78%) OSPF
3 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (0.58%) Network Security
4 3 (0.58%) SSL
4 3 (0.58%) tcpdump
4 3 (0.58%) WAN
5 2 (0.39%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.39%) Wireless
6 1 (0.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
6 1 (0.19%) SAN
6 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 59 (11.43%) MySQL
3 26 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.84%) Big Data
5 21 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.88%) Redis
7 16 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.94%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.16%) GIS
12 6 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.78%) Power BI
15 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.58%) HBase
Development Applications
1 124 (24.03%) Git (software)
2 72 (13.95%) Jenkins
3 36 (6.98%) Selenium
3 36 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (5.23%) JIRA
5 21 (4.07%) Visual Studio
5 21 (4.07%) WebDriver
6 20 (3.88%) Postman
7 19 (3.68%) TeamCity
8 17 (3.29%) GitLab
8 17 (3.29%) Maven
9 15 (2.91%) Bitbucket
10 12 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (2.33%) Subversion
11 9 (1.74%) Gradle
12 6 (1.16%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.78%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.78%) Mocha
13 4 (0.78%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 89 (17.25%) Finance
2 70 (13.57%) Marketing
3 25 (4.84%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.68%) Banking
5 11 (2.13%) Retail
6 7 (1.36%) Games
7 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Front Office
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Publishing
8 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 147 (28.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 104 (20.16%) Developer
3 52 (10.08%) AWS Engineer
4 50 (9.69%) Azure Engineer
5 49 (9.50%) AWS DevOps
6 47 (9.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 43 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 39 (7.56%) Platform Engineer
9 34 (6.59%) Senior DevOps
9 34 (6.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 31 (6.01%) Software Developer
11 23 (4.46%) Development Engineer
12 22 (4.26%) Software Development Engineer
13 19 (3.68%) Senior Developer
14 17 (3.29%) Test Engineer
14 17 (3.29%) Tester
15 16 (3.10%) Architect
15 16 (3.10%) Automation Tester
15 16 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
15 16 (3.10%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (16.09%) .NET
2 40 (7.75%) AngularJS
3 38 (7.36%) ASP.NET
4 36 (6.98%) React
5 32 (6.20%) CSS
5 32 (6.20%) HTML
6 31 (6.01%) .NET Framework
7 27 (5.23%) RESTful
8 25 (4.84%) .NET Core
9 22 (4.26%) jQuery
10 20 (3.88%) Swagger
11 19 (3.68%) Node.js
12 18 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (3.49%) Entity Framework
12 18 (3.49%) Spring
13 16 (3.10%) Kafka
14 14 (2.71%) Laravel
14 14 (2.71%) Memcached
14 14 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (2.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.98%) Mobile App
2 64 (12.40%) EPoS
3 37 (7.17%) Public Cloud
4 28 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.04%) Data Centre
6 22 (4.26%) User Experience
7 17 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.13%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.16%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
16 2 (0.39%) DataPower
16 2 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
16 2 (0.39%) NHS
16 2 (0.39%) PKI
17 1 (0.19%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 144 (27.91%) Linux
2 103 (19.96%) Windows
3 29 (5.62%) Unix
4 27 (5.23%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.94%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.58%) Android
8 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.39%) CentOS
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (19.19%) Scrum
4 89 (17.25%) Migration
5 81 (15.70%) Infrastructure as Code
6 66 (12.79%) Software Engineering
7 62 (12.02%) Microservices
8 52 (10.08%) Test Automation
9 51 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (9.69%) Analytics
11 48 (9.30%) Deployment Automation
12 47 (9.11%) Mentoring
13 42 (8.14%) Coaching
14 36 (6.98%) MVC
15 35 (6.78%) Data Security
15 35 (6.78%) SDLC
16 28 (5.43%) Project Management
17 27 (5.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 26 (5.04%) Incident Management
19 25 (4.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (25.00%) SQL
2 125 (24.22%) C#
3 99 (19.19%) Python
4 91 (17.64%) JavaScript
5 71 (13.76%) Java
6 53 (10.27%) PowerShell
7 36 (6.98%) Bash Shell
8 24 (4.65%) PHP
9 21 (4.07%) Ruby
10 20 (3.88%) C++
11 16 (3.10%) Perl
12 15 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.71%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.52%) TypeScript
15 12 (2.33%) Java 8
16 9 (1.74%) Go
17 7 (1.36%) R
17 7 (1.36%) Scala
18 4 (0.78%) C
19 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (3.68%) Degree
2 6 (1.16%) AWS Certification
3 5 (0.97%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.97%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.39%) CCIE
6 2 (0.39%) CCNP
6 2 (0.39%) CEH
6 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.39%) CISM
6 2 (0.39%) CISSP
6 2 (0.39%) ISEB
6 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.75%) QA
2 10 (1.94%) SLA
3 6 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.58%) GDPR
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 179 (34.69%) Docker
2 16 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 135 (26.16%) Kubernetes
2 128 (24.81%) Terraform
3 83 (16.09%) Ansible
4 59 (11.43%) Puppet
5 58 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.65%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.94%) Graylog
8 8 (1.55%) Nagios
9 2 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.39%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.19%) Avamar
10 1 (0.19%) Grafana
10 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.19%) Packer
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.19%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) StackStorm
10 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 100 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.27%) Oracle
3 32 (6.20%) EnterpriseDB
4 12 (2.33%) VMware
5 10 (1.94%) Cisco
6 9 (1.74%) SolarWinds
7 8 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.36%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.36%) Google
8 7 (1.36%) Zend
9 6 (1.16%) CODA
9 6 (1.16%) DevExpress
9 6 (1.16%) Embarcadero
9 6 (1.16%) HubSpot
9 6 (1.16%) Xero
10 5 (0.97%) Ceridian
10 5 (0.97%) F5
10 5 (0.97%) IBM
10 5 (0.97%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.78%) Citrix