Period
to 22 September 2021

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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 +23
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 2,701 1,038 2,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 15.44% 12.49% 8.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.50% 13.52% 9.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,587 848 1,787
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,688 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 16,366 7,678 23,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.55% 92.38% 91.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11,196 6,364 18,985
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,757 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.31% +8.11% +2.94%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the South East.

Salary trend for DevOps in the South East

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 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
Hampshire +10 934 £57,500 +4.55% 87
Thames Valley +9 911 £60,000 -5.70% 158
Berkshire +7 514 £60,000 -7.69% 87
Surrey +5 367 £65,000 +6.56% 68
East Sussex +6 270 £60,000 -4.00% 15
Buckinghamshire +5 258 £62,500 +25.00% 39
Oxfordshire +2 140 £55,000 -12.00% 32
West Sussex -14 95 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Kent -15 53 £52,500 -12.50% 15
Sussex - 10 £46,250 -
Home Counties -5 6 £80,000 -8.57%
Isle of Wight - 3 £30,500 - 2
Middlesex - 3 - - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 1,566 (57.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,506 (55.76%) Azure
3 1,011 (37.43%) AWS
4 702 (25.99%) C#
5 684 (25.32%) Linux
6 656 (24.29%) Python
7 636 (23.55%) Finance
8 626 (23.18%) Kubernetes
9 625 (23.14%) Git (software)
10 624 (23.10%) Jenkins
11 623 (23.07%) Microservices
12 613 (22.70%) Java
13 612 (22.66%) Docker
14 579 (21.44%) Software Engineering
15 574 (21.25%) Terraform
16 565 (20.92%) Scrum
17 558 (20.66%) .NET
18 550 (20.36%) Ansible
19 536 (19.84%) Microsoft
20 517 (19.14%) Degree
21 468 (17.33%) React
22 458 (16.96%) JavaScript
23 451 (16.70%) AngularJS
23 451 (16.70%) Test Automation
24 443 (16.40%) SQL
25 424 (15.70%) TDD
26 414 (15.33%) Full Stack Development
27 410 (15.18%) Computer Science
28 381 (14.11%) Social Skills
29 376 (13.92%) Node.js

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
1 273 (10.11%) Apache Spark
2 209 (7.74%) Apache
3 198 (7.33%) GemFire
4 79 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 68 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 68 (2.52%) CMS
6 64 (2.37%) IIS
7 62 (2.30%) Confluence
8 57 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (0.96%) OpenStack
10 22 (0.81%) Umbraco
11 18 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (0.67%) WordPress
12 16 (0.59%) Drupal
13 14 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.41%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.33%) MS Exchange
16 8 (0.30%) nginx
17 7 (0.26%) Jupyter
18 6 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (0.74%) Campfire
2 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.44%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.037%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.037%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.41%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.037%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.037%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,506 (55.76%) Azure
2 1,011 (37.43%) AWS
3 355 (13.14%) GitHub
4 273 (10.11%) SaaS
5 267 (9.89%) GCP
6 239 (8.85%) PaaS
7 200 (7.40%) IaaS
8 182 (6.74%) Serverless
9 173 (6.41%) Amazon Kinesis
10 105 (3.89%) Microsoft 365
11 101 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 101 (3.74%) Power Platform
12 96 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
13 87 (3.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 86 (3.18%) Azure Service Bus
15 85 (3.15%) OpenShift
16 67 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
17 64 (2.37%) Azure Logic Apps
18 63 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
19 55 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.96%) Firewall
2 80 (2.96%) Network Security
3 61 (2.26%) DNS
4 49 (1.81%) VPN
5 39 (1.44%) HTTP
6 33 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 20 (0.74%) Broadband
8 19 (0.70%) SSL
9 18 (0.67%) VLAN
10 17 (0.63%) IPsec
11 14 (0.52%) DHCP
12 13 (0.48%) Internet
13 12 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (0.44%) VoIP
13 12 (0.44%) WAN
14 11 (0.41%) Calico
14 11 (0.41%) SAN
15 10 (0.37%) BGP
15 10 (0.37%) OSPF
16 9 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 296 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 264 (9.77%) PostgreSQL
4 254 (9.40%) Relational Database
5 250 (9.26%) Big Data
6 221 (8.18%) HBase
7 216 (8.00%) MariaDB
8 188 (6.96%) Redis
9 113 (4.18%) MongoDB
10 101 (3.74%) Hadoop
11 85 (3.15%) MySQL
12 83 (3.07%) Power BI
13 74 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 54 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
15 53 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
16 49 (1.81%) Data Lake
17 45 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 40 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
19 39 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 23 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 625 (23.14%) Git (software)
2 624 (23.10%) Jenkins
3 253 (9.37%) Cypress.io
4 233 (8.63%) Protractor
5 220 (8.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 219 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 218 (8.07%) JIRA
8 210 (7.77%) Storybook
9 199 (7.37%) Gradle
10 196 (7.26%) JUnit
11 189 (7.00%) IntelliJ
12 185 (6.85%) Eclipse
13 180 (6.66%) Mockito
14 150 (5.55%) Artifactory
15 134 (4.96%) Selenium
16 106 (3.92%) SonarQube
17 87 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
18 83 (3.07%) SpecFlow
19 81 (3.00%) Visual Studio
20 76 (2.81%) GitLab
General
1 636 (23.55%) Finance
2 381 (14.11%) Social Skills
3 359 (13.29%) Banking
4 357 (13.22%) Law
5 354 (13.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 132 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
8 67 (2.48%) Marketing
9 54 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
10 48 (1.78%) Public Sector
11 43 (1.59%) Telecoms
12 31 (1.15%) Retail
13 29 (1.07%) Legal
14 25 (0.93%) Games
15 20 (0.74%) Electronics
16 19 (0.70%) Manufacturing
17 18 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.59%) Automotive
19 15 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
20 14 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 739 (27.36%) Developer
2 487 (18.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 320 (11.85%) Software Engineer
4 212 (7.85%) Software Developer
5 177 (6.55%) Architect
6 166 (6.15%) .NET Developer
7 158 (5.85%) Principal Engineer
8 150 (5.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 148 (5.48%) Senior Developer
10 134 (4.96%) Principal Software Engineer
11 120 (4.44%) C# Developer
12 119 (4.41%) Lead Developer
13 96 (3.55%) Senior DevOps
14 95 (3.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 91 (3.37%) Product Owner
16 85 (3.15%) Azure Engineer
17 82 (3.04%) Lead Software Engineer
18 80 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
19 77 (2.85%) Senior Software Engineer
20 76 (2.81%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 558 (20.66%) .NET
2 468 (17.33%) React
3 451 (16.70%) AngularJS
4 376 (13.92%) Node.js
5 372 (13.77%) CSS
6 351 (13.00%) Kafka
7 348 (12.88%) Spring
8 328 (12.14%) RESTful
9 316 (11.70%) RabbitMQ
10 248 (9.18%) JSON
11 242 (8.96%) .NET Core
12 232 (8.59%) Redux
13 231 (8.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 219 (8.11%) Express
15 211 (7.81%) Tailwind CSS
16 210 (7.77%) REST
17 197 (7.29%) Play Framework
18 187 (6.92%) WireMock
19 184 (6.81%) Spark Streaming
20 158 (5.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 270 (10.00%) User Experience
2 200 (7.40%) Linux Command Line
3 156 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (4.22%) Public Cloud
5 112 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
6 111 (4.11%) Cloud Native
7 76 (2.81%) Virtual Team
8 69 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 59 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 53 (1.96%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 23 (0.85%) Clustering
13 22 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
14 20 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 20 (0.74%) Legacy Applications
14 20 (0.74%) Robotics
15 19 (0.70%) Life Science
16 17 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
17 16 (0.59%) Private Cloud
17 16 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 684 (25.32%) Linux
2 289 (10.70%) Windows
3 267 (9.89%) Unix
4 105 (3.89%) Windows Server
5 45 (1.67%) VMS
6 41 (1.52%) Android
7 34 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (1.00%) CentOS
10 21 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 20 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
13 13 (0.48%) Debian
14 12 (0.44%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.26%) SUSE
17 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
18 4 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
19 1 (0.037%) AIX
19 1 (0.037%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,566 (57.98%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (23.07%) Microservices
3 579 (21.44%) Software Engineering
4 565 (20.92%) Scrum
5 451 (16.70%) Test Automation
6 424 (15.70%) TDD
7 414 (15.33%) Full Stack Development
8 410 (15.18%) Computer Science
9 324 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
10 322 (11.92%) Infrastructure as Code
11 320 (11.85%) Digital Banking
12 302 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
13 276 (10.22%) BDD
14 255 (9.44%) Software Testing
15 247 (9.14%) Analytics
16 241 (8.92%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 240 (8.89%) Fintech
18 234 (8.66%) User Stories
19 230 (8.52%) Business Continuity
20 226 (8.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 702 (25.99%) C#
2 656 (24.29%) Python
3 613 (22.70%) Java
4 458 (16.96%) JavaScript
5 443 (16.40%) SQL
6 244 (9.03%) Shell Script
7 233 (8.63%) Bash Shell
8 226 (8.37%) PowerShell
9 219 (8.11%) Groovy
10 123 (4.55%) TypeScript
11 92 (3.41%) Go
12 88 (3.26%) C++
13 83 (3.07%) PHP
14 82 (3.04%) Ruby
15 57 (2.11%) C
16 55 (2.04%) Perl
17 44 (1.63%) Scala
17 44 (1.63%) T-SQL
18 28 (1.04%) Java 8
19 22 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 517 (19.14%) Degree
2 188 (6.96%) OCP
2 188 (6.96%) Oracle Certification
3 182 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 133 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 66 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 63 (2.33%) ISEB
7 60 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (1.18%) AWS Certification
9 22 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (0.81%) ISTQB
10 19 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.67%) CISSP
11 18 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.59%) Master's Degree
13 15 (0.56%) SANS
14 12 (0.44%) GCFE
14 12 (0.44%) GCIA
14 12 (0.44%) GCIH
14 12 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (7.77%) QA
2 73 (2.70%) SLA
3 47 (1.74%) GDPR
4 21 (0.78%) WCAG
5 20 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.56%) GRC
8 11 (0.41%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.15%) COBIT
10 4 (0.15%) IASME
11 3 (0.11%) NIST
11 3 (0.11%) PMO
12 2 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.037%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 612 (22.66%) Docker
2 225 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (6.96%) HDFS
4 169 (6.26%) Active Directory
5 55 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.85%) vSphere
7 10 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.15%) LXC
12 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.074%) Postfix
14 1 (0.037%) Firmware
14 1 (0.037%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.037%) NFS
Systems Management
1 626 (23.18%) Kubernetes
2 574 (21.25%) Terraform
3 550 (20.36%) Ansible
4 168 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
5 167 (6.18%) Puppet
6 39 (1.44%) Grafana
7 38 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (0.93%) Kibana
9 23 (0.85%) SCCM
10 19 (0.70%) Prometheus
11 17 (0.63%) Packer
12 16 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 10 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.30%) Istio
15 7 (0.26%) Apache Brooklyn
15 7 (0.26%) Rancher
15 7 (0.26%) vRealize
16 6 (0.22%) Consul
16 6 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 536 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 318 (11.77%) VMware
3 214 (7.92%) Okta
4 96 (3.55%) Google
5 90 (3.33%) Oracle
6 53 (1.96%) Databricks
7 36 (1.33%) Cisco
8 34 (1.26%) SAP
8 34 (1.26%) Splunk
9 32 (1.18%) Citrix
10 31 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 29 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.96%) IBM
13 24 (0.89%) Meraki
14 21 (0.78%) Sitecore
15 20 (0.74%) Xamarin
15 20 (0.74%) Xceptor
16 17 (0.63%) Palantir
16 17 (0.63%) Palo Alto
16 17 (0.63%) ServiceNow