Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South East
6 months to
17 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 23 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21 +20
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,030 2,135 1,590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.15% 8.19% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.26% 9.01% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1,887 1,371
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £64,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -1.54% +4.00% +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 7,769 23,694 26,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.67% 90.92% 90.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6,305 18,953 21,995
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,475
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +4 338 £65,000 +5.69% 70
Hampshire +11 316 £55,000 +10.00% 45
Berkshire 0 201 £65,000 +4.00% 30
West Sussex +41 147 £60,000 +6.67% 20
Surrey +21 142 £62,500 +4.17% 16
East Sussex +23 98 £62,500 +13.64% 18
Oxfordshire -3 74 £64,000 +16.36% 24
Buckinghamshire +34 63 £52,500 -4.55% 16
Kent +2 25 £60,000 +26.32% 9
Home Counties +5 3 - -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 566 (54.95%) Azure
2 458 (44.47%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (31.36%) .NET
4 319 (30.97%) C#
5 309 (30.00%) Python
6 289 (28.06%) Docker
7 279 (27.09%) SQL
8 270 (26.21%) JavaScript
9 260 (25.24%) AWS
10 205 (19.90%) Microsoft
11 203 (19.71%) Scrum
12 202 (19.61%) Kubernetes
13 201 (19.51%) Git (software)
14 195 (18.93%) Software Engineering
15 194 (18.83%) Linux
16 192 (18.64%) Terraform
17 187 (18.16%) Microservices
18 179 (17.38%) Java
19 176 (17.09%) Test Automation
20 155 (15.05%) SaaS
20 155 (15.05%) SQL Server
21 154 (14.95%) Windows
22 151 (14.66%) Ansible
23 134 (13.01%) .NET Core
24 130 (12.62%) PowerShell
25 126 (12.23%) AngularJS
26 125 (12.14%) React
27 122 (11.84%) Jenkins
28 117 (11.36%) CSS
28 117 (11.36%) Finance

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 48 (4.66%) Apache
2 41 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (3.88%) Apache Spark
4 39 (3.79%) IIS
5 29 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 27 (2.62%) Confluence
7 25 (2.43%) CMS
8 19 (1.84%) NServiceBus
9 17 (1.65%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.46%) Umbraco
11 13 (1.26%) EPiServer
12 12 (1.17%) Headless CMS
13 8 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.78%) Kentico
14 7 (0.68%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.49%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.49%) ColdFusion
16 5 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.29%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.29%) InVision
4 3 (0.29%) Sketch
5 1 (0.097%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.097%) Magento
2 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 566 (54.95%) Azure
2 260 (25.24%) AWS
3 155 (15.05%) SaaS
4 93 (9.03%) PaaS
5 88 (8.54%) IaaS
6 71 (6.89%) GCP
7 64 (6.21%) GitHub
7 64 (6.21%) Serverless
8 43 (4.17%) Office 365
9 42 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (2.82%) Stackdriver
11 27 (2.62%) Power Platform
12 21 (2.04%) Azure Functions
13 20 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
14 17 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (1.65%) OpenShift
15 15 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (1.36%) PowerApps
17 13 (1.26%) BPaaS
18 12 (1.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.95%) Firewall
2 39 (3.79%) HTTP
3 38 (3.69%) DNS
4 36 (3.50%) Skype
5 19 (1.84%) Internet
6 17 (1.65%) VPN
7 14 (1.36%) Network Security
8 9 (0.87%) LAN
8 9 (0.87%) SAN
9 7 (0.68%) Intranet
9 7 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (0.68%) Wireless
10 6 (0.58%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (0.58%) DHCP
10 6 (0.58%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.58%) WAN
11 4 (0.39%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.39%) SMTP
11 4 (0.39%) VoIP
11 4 (0.39%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 76 (7.38%) NoSQL
3 64 (6.21%) MongoDB
4 62 (6.02%) Big Data
5 52 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (3.98%) Azure SQL Database
7 32 (3.11%) MySQL
8 25 (2.43%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
10 16 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (1.26%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.17%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.17%) Power BI
13 11 (1.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.97%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 201 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 122 (11.84%) Jenkins
3 66 (6.41%) JIRA
4 42 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (3.98%) Selenium
6 38 (3.69%) Gradle
6 38 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 36 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 33 (3.20%) Visual Studio
9 23 (2.23%) SpecFlow
10 19 (1.84%) CircleCI
11 17 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (1.46%) WebDriver
13 14 (1.36%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.36%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.26%) GitLab
14 13 (1.26%) Postman
15 12 (1.17%) Cypress.io
16 11 (1.07%) JMeter
17 10 (0.97%) NUnit
General
1 117 (11.36%) Finance
2 59 (5.73%) Public Sector
3 31 (3.01%) Retail
4 23 (2.23%) Banking
5 20 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.17%) Games
7 10 (0.97%) Marketing
8 8 (0.78%) Law
9 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.58%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.49%) Advertising
11 5 (0.49%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.097%) Automotive
15 1 (0.097%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (38.25%) Developer
2 196 (19.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 116 (11.26%) Senior Developer
4 106 (10.29%) Software Developer
5 99 (9.61%) Architect
6 88 (8.54%) .NET Developer
7 75 (7.28%) Software Engineer
8 54 (5.24%) Python Engineer
9 52 (5.05%) C# Developer
9 52 (5.05%) Python Developer
10 49 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
11 42 (4.08%) Junior
12 41 (3.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 40 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
14 39 (3.79%) Applications Engineer
15 36 (3.50%) Senior .NET Developer
16 34 (3.30%) Applications Developer
16 34 (3.30%) Python Software Engineer
16 34 (3.30%) Web Applications Developer
16 34 (3.30%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (31.36%) .NET
2 134 (13.01%) .NET Core
3 126 (12.23%) AngularJS
4 125 (12.14%) React
5 117 (11.36%) CSS
6 115 (11.17%) ASP.NET
7 111 (10.78%) HTML
8 87 (8.45%) .NET Framework
9 82 (7.96%) REST
10 76 (7.38%) Node.js
11 69 (6.70%) Spring
12 65 (6.31%) Web Services
13 63 (6.12%) JSON
13 63 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
14 60 (5.83%) RESTful
15 51 (4.95%) Entity Framework
16 49 (4.76%) jQuery
17 44 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 43 (4.17%) XML
19 42 (4.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.44%) Public Cloud
2 43 (4.17%) User Experience
3 34 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.52%) Cloud Native
6 25 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.07%) Clustering
12 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.87%) PKI
14 8 (0.78%) Cyberattack
14 8 (0.78%) Robotics
15 7 (0.68%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
17 5 (0.49%) Algorithms
17 5 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 194 (18.83%) Linux
2 154 (14.95%) Windows
3 44 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 23 (2.23%) Android
6 18 (1.75%) Unix
7 16 (1.55%) CentOS
8 12 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.39%) Debian
12 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.097%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.097%) VMS
14 1 (0.097%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (44.47%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (19.71%) Scrum
3 195 (18.93%) Software Engineering
4 187 (18.16%) Microservices
5 176 (17.09%) Test Automation
6 110 (10.68%) TDD
7 102 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (8.93%) Mentoring
9 81 (7.86%) Infrastructure as Code
10 69 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
11 66 (6.41%) Computer Science
12 62 (6.02%) OO
13 60 (5.83%) BDD
13 60 (5.83%) MVC
13 60 (5.83%) Unit Testing
14 58 (5.63%) SOA
15 57 (5.53%) Fintech
16 49 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 49 (4.76%) SOLID
17 48 (4.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 319 (30.97%) C#
2 309 (30.00%) Python
3 279 (27.09%) SQL
4 270 (26.21%) JavaScript
5 179 (17.38%) Java
6 130 (12.62%) PowerShell
7 80 (7.77%) Bash Shell
8 47 (4.56%) TypeScript
9 44 (4.27%) C++
10 35 (3.40%) Scala
11 30 (2.91%) PHP
12 28 (2.72%) Groovy
13 26 (2.52%) T-SQL
14 25 (2.43%) C
15 21 (2.04%) Go
16 17 (1.65%) Ruby
17 15 (1.46%) Kotlin
18 12 (1.17%) Perl
19 11 (1.07%) VB
20 10 (0.97%) Rust
Qualifications
1 100 (9.71%) Degree
2 71 (6.89%) Security Cleared
3 56 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.84%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.26%) ISEB
7 10 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.97%) PhD
8 9 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.49%) CISSP
10 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.29%) MCSE
11 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.19%) APMG
12 2 (0.19%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.09%) QA
2 29 (2.82%) SLA
3 28 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.65%) GDPR
4 17 (1.65%) PMO
5 12 (1.17%) NIST
6 10 (0.97%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) RMADS
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.097%) NCSC
9 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 289 (28.06%) Docker
2 54 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.17%) XenApp
6 9 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.68%) vSphere
8 6 (0.58%) vCloud
9 4 (0.39%) LXC
10 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.097%) Ceph
11 1 (0.097%) Firmware
11 1 (0.097%) Gluster
11 1 (0.097%) KVM
11 1 (0.097%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 202 (19.61%) Kubernetes
2 192 (18.64%) Terraform
3 151 (14.66%) Ansible
4 68 (6.60%) Puppet
5 39 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.30%) Grafana
7 14 (1.36%) vCenter Server
8 13 (1.26%) SCCM
9 11 (1.07%) SCOM
10 10 (0.97%) vRealize
11 9 (0.87%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.78%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.39%) Cobbler
15 4 (0.39%) Kibana
15 4 (0.39%) logstash
15 4 (0.39%) Mesos
15 4 (0.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 205 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.70%) Google
3 54 (5.24%) VMware
4 35 (3.40%) Cisco
4 35 (3.40%) Splunk
5 30 (2.91%) ServiceNow
6 23 (2.23%) Xamarin
7 20 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.75%) Sitecore
9 17 (1.65%) Oracle
9 17 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.36%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.36%) Citrix
11 11 (1.07%) Databricks
12 9 (0.87%) Adobe
12 9 (0.87%) Juniper
12 9 (0.87%) SolarWinds
12 9 (0.87%) Telerik
13 8 (0.78%) HP
14 6 (0.58%) SAP