Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 35 56
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 +28
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,927 1,791 1,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.45% 6.67% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.36% 7.27% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,664 1,475 1,232
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.60% +0.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,733 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.41% +3.57% +4.17%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 20,591 24,625 28,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.29% 91.72% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16,602 20,124 23,538
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,025 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Salary trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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
Thames Valley +14 824 £62,500 +4.17% 154
Berkshire +19 522 £65,000 +8.33% 76
Hampshire +9 429 £50,000 -7.41% 95
Surrey +5 310 £60,000 +9.09% 78
East Sussex +16 182 £52,500 +5.00% 32
Oxfordshire 0 167 £61,250 -5.77% 57
Buckinghamshire +39 135 £55,000 -8.33% 21
West Sussex +9 117 £57,500 +4.55% 31
Kent -5 42 £52,500 - 16
Middlesex +3 9 £72,500 +15.08% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £37,500 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 955 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 787 (40.84%) Azure
3 549 (28.49%) AWS
4 475 (24.65%) Linux
5 467 (24.23%) .NET
6 429 (22.26%) Python
7 427 (22.16%) Docker
8 415 (21.54%) Microsoft
9 412 (21.38%) C#
10 409 (21.22%) JavaScript
11 381 (19.77%) Git (software)
12 377 (19.56%) Java
13 363 (18.84%) SQL Server
14 354 (18.37%) SQL
15 336 (17.44%) Windows
16 330 (17.13%) Jenkins
17 329 (17.07%) Kubernetes
18 320 (16.61%) Scrum
19 317 (16.45%) Finance
20 312 (16.19%) Ansible
21 291 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
22 281 (14.58%) Test Automation
23 270 (14.01%) PowerShell
24 257 (13.34%) Terraform
25 254 (13.18%) TDD
26 236 (12.25%) AngularJS
27 218 (11.31%) Software Engineering
28 205 (10.64%) JIRA
29 199 (10.33%) Puppet
30 192 (9.96%) Bash Shell

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 124 (6.43%) Confluence
2 75 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (3.32%) IIS
4 51 (2.65%) Apache
5 41 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 33 (1.71%) Apache Spark
7 25 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 24 (1.25%) CMS
8 24 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.04%) nginx
11 18 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.73%) WordPress
14 10 (0.52%) JBoss
15 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.21%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.21%) InVision
6 3 (0.16%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 31 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.21%) CA PPM
4 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) assyst
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.052%) Magento
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 787 (40.84%) Azure
2 549 (28.49%) AWS
3 149 (7.73%) SaaS
4 112 (5.81%) Office 365
5 107 (5.55%) GCP
6 95 (4.93%) PaaS
7 85 (4.41%) IaaS
8 82 (4.26%) GitHub
9 73 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 65 (3.37%) Serverless
11 64 (3.32%) Power Platform
12 51 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (1.45%) Slack
14 27 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
14 27 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (1.19%) OpenShift
17 20 (1.04%) Akamai
18 18 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
19 14 (0.73%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.62%) Firewall
2 72 (3.74%) DNS
3 67 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 37 (1.92%) DHCP
5 35 (1.82%) Wireless
6 34 (1.76%) HTTP
7 29 (1.50%) Internet
8 26 (1.35%) VPN
9 25 (1.30%) Network Security
10 19 (0.99%) BGP
10 19 (0.99%) SSL
11 18 (0.93%) LAN
12 14 (0.73%) OSPF
12 14 (0.73%) WAN
13 13 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.67%) SAN
14 12 (0.62%) FTP
15 9 (0.47%) VoIP
16 8 (0.42%) MPLS
16 8 (0.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.26%) Big Data
3 78 (4.05%) MySQL
4 72 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
5 68 (3.53%) MongoDB
6 63 (3.27%) Power BI
7 58 (3.01%) NoSQL
7 58 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 50 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 39 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (1.76%) Hadoop
13 32 (1.66%) Redis
14 26 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 381 (19.77%) Git (software)
2 330 (17.13%) Jenkins
3 205 (10.64%) JIRA
4 108 (5.60%) Selenium
5 107 (5.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 81 (4.20%) TeamCity
7 76 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
8 73 (3.79%) Visual Studio
9 70 (3.63%) Cucumber
10 59 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 45 (2.34%) WebDriver
12 42 (2.18%) Maven
13 38 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 35 (1.82%) Bitbucket
14 35 (1.82%) GitLab
14 35 (1.82%) SpecFlow
15 34 (1.76%) Mocha
16 32 (1.66%) Subversion
17 27 (1.40%) Jasmine
18 26 (1.35%) Gradle
General
1 317 (16.45%) Finance
2 90 (4.67%) Retail
3 43 (2.23%) Public Sector
4 40 (2.08%) Marketing
5 36 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.30%) Games
7 23 (1.19%) Electronics
8 19 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.62%) Banking
11 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.36%) Advertising
12 7 (0.36%) Back Office
12 7 (0.36%) Legal
13 4 (0.21%) Automotive
13 4 (0.21%) Military
14 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Police
15 2 (0.10%) Law
15 2 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 502 (26.05%) Developer
2 465 (24.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 145 (7.52%) Architect
4 135 (7.01%) Software Developer
5 129 (6.69%) Senior Developer
6 100 (5.19%) .NET Developer
7 91 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
8 87 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 79 (4.10%) Software Engineer
10 72 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
11 69 (3.58%) Senior DevOps
12 66 (3.43%) C# Developer
13 65 (3.37%) Analyst
14 64 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
15 60 (3.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 59 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
17 56 (2.91%) Lead DevOps
18 51 (2.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 48 (2.49%) Administrator
19 48 (2.49%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (24.23%) .NET
2 236 (12.25%) AngularJS
3 185 (9.60%) HTML
4 183 (9.50%) Web Services
5 175 (9.08%) CSS
6 164 (8.51%) ASP.NET
7 152 (7.89%) .NET Core
8 151 (7.84%) .NET Framework
9 131 (6.80%) React
10 110 (5.71%) Node.js
11 107 (5.55%) REST
11 107 (5.55%) RESTful
12 98 (5.09%) Spring
13 94 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 84 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 79 (4.10%) HTML5
16 75 (3.89%) JSON
17 69 (3.58%) jQuery
18 63 (3.27%) Entity Framework
19 61 (3.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 96 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (3.43%) Public Cloud
4 52 (2.70%) Cloud Native
4 52 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 43 (2.23%) User Experience
6 37 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (1.66%) Clustering
9 26 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.30%) Tandem
11 22 (1.14%) Replication
12 19 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (0.99%) Reinsurance
13 17 (0.88%) Social Media
14 16 (0.83%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.78%) PKI
15 15 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 475 (24.65%) Linux
2 336 (17.44%) Windows
3 142 (7.37%) Windows Server
4 60 (3.11%) Unix
5 47 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.50%) CentOS
7 26 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.14%) Debian
9 20 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.73%) Android
12 14 (0.73%) VMS
13 13 (0.67%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.42%) AIX
15 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.21%) Solaris
15 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 955 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (16.61%) Scrum
3 291 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
4 281 (14.58%) Test Automation
5 254 (13.18%) TDD
6 218 (11.31%) Software Engineering
7 187 (9.70%) Microservices
8 181 (9.39%) Mentoring
9 178 (9.24%) MVC
10 170 (8.82%) BDD
11 146 (7.58%) SDLC
12 142 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
13 139 (7.21%) Configuration Management
14 138 (7.16%) ITIL
15 136 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 123 (6.38%) Migration
17 114 (5.92%) Infrastructure as Code
18 106 (5.50%) Computer Science
19 104 (5.40%) Waterfall
20 101 (5.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 429 (22.26%) Python
2 412 (21.38%) C#
3 409 (21.22%) JavaScript
4 377 (19.56%) Java
5 354 (18.37%) SQL
6 270 (14.01%) PowerShell
7 192 (9.96%) Bash Shell
8 107 (5.55%) PHP
9 91 (4.72%) Ruby
10 85 (4.41%) C++
11 65 (3.37%) Perl
12 61 (3.17%) C
13 59 (3.06%) TypeScript
14 42 (2.18%) Go
15 39 (2.02%) Shell Script
16 33 (1.71%) Java 8
17 31 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 28 (1.45%) Scala
19 20 (1.04%) VB.NET
20 18 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 166 (8.61%) Degree
3 158 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 59 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (2.28%) ISTQB
6 26 (1.35%) ISEB
7 19 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.93%) AWS Certification
9 15 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.57%) CCNP
12 8 (0.42%) MCSE
12 8 (0.42%) SANS
13 7 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.31%) CISSP
15 5 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.16%) HND
16 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (9.39%) QA
2 46 (2.39%) SLA
3 33 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 23 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.93%) NIST
6 17 (0.88%) COBIT
7 15 (0.78%) GDPR
8 4 (0.21%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.21%) WCAG
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.10%) PMO
11 1 (0.052%) NCSC
11 1 (0.052%) PSD2
System Software
1 427 (22.16%) Docker
2 114 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.73%) DFS Replication
6 11 (0.57%) oVirt
6 11 (0.57%) RHEV
7 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.31%) Kamailio
8 6 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.31%) vSphere
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.21%) iptables
10 4 (0.21%) LXC
10 4 (0.21%) Postfix
10 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.16%) Varnish
11 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 329 (17.07%) Kubernetes
2 312 (16.19%) Ansible
3 257 (13.34%) Terraform
4 199 (10.33%) Puppet
5 151 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.97%) SCCM
7 28 (1.45%) Salt
8 24 (1.25%) Grafana
9 22 (1.14%) SCOM
10 19 (0.99%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.83%) HAProxy
12 14 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (0.73%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.67%) Packer
14 11 (0.57%) Kibana
15 9 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.42%) Nagios
17 5 (0.26%) Icinga
18 4 (0.21%) logstash
18 4 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 415 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 92 (4.77%) Google
2 92 (4.77%) VMware
3 84 (4.36%) Oracle
4 62 (3.22%) Red Hat
5 54 (2.80%) Cisco
6 37 (1.92%) IBM
7 30 (1.56%) Meraki
7 30 (1.56%) SAP
8 27 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 26 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (1.35%) Splunk
10 15 (0.78%) Juniper
10 15 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 14 (0.73%) HP
12 13 (0.67%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.62%) F5
13 12 (0.62%) hybris
14 11 (0.57%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.57%) Veeam