Period
to 6 March 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 6 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South East
6 months to
6 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 21 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +25
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,539 1,946 1,873
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 13.26% 8.62% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.49% 9.53% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,552 1,809 1,667
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,500 £36,756 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £80,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

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 10,619 20,411 24,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.48% 90.38% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,366 16,662 20,665
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,625 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 6 March 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 6 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
Thames Valley +7 518 £60,000 -4.00% 156
Hampshire +15 357 £50,000 -1.48% 67
Berkshire +2 325 £60,000 -7.69% 90
Surrey +10 227 £64,000 +6.67% 63
West Sussex +25 204 £60,000 +4.35% 7
East Sussex +10 186 £62,500 +19.05% 23
Oxfordshire +6 118 £55,000 -8.33% 38
Buckinghamshire +7 75 £60,000 +9.09% 28
Kent +22 38 £52,500 - 22
Home Counties - 4 £70,000 -
Sussex - 2 £40,000 - 2
M4 Corridor -3 1 £65,000 +73.33%
Middlesex -4 1 £40,000 -44.83% 2
DevOps
England

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

1 924 (60.04%) Azure
2 747 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
3 543 (35.28%) C#
4 505 (32.81%) .NET
5 436 (28.33%) AWS
6 372 (24.17%) Docker
7 349 (22.68%) SQL
8 345 (22.42%) Kubernetes
9 341 (22.16%) Test Automation
10 335 (21.77%) Microsoft
11 318 (20.66%) JavaScript
12 315 (20.47%) Terraform
13 296 (19.23%) Linux
14 294 (19.10%) Python
15 284 (18.45%) SQL Server
16 268 (17.41%) Microservices
17 259 (16.83%) .NET Core
18 258 (16.76%) Git (software)
19 252 (16.37%) Software Engineering
20 243 (15.79%) Scrum
21 230 (14.94%) Windows
22 220 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
23 217 (14.10%) Ansible
24 209 (13.58%) PowerShell
25 199 (12.93%) ASP.NET
26 197 (12.80%) TDD
27 184 (11.96%) Jenkins
28 176 (11.44%) Finance
29 171 (11.11%) AngularJS
30 166 (10.79%) SaaS

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 58 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.18%) IIS
3 43 (2.79%) Apache
4 31 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.82%) Confluence
5 28 (1.82%) NServiceBus
5 28 (1.82%) OpenStack
6 23 (1.49%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.91%) CMS
8 13 (0.84%) nginx
9 12 (0.78%) Drupal
10 10 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.52%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.39%) Camunda
15 5 (0.32%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.32%) JBoss
15 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.32%) Magento
3 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.065%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.065%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 924 (60.04%) Azure
2 436 (28.33%) AWS
3 166 (10.79%) SaaS
4 126 (8.19%) PaaS
5 119 (7.73%) IaaS
6 115 (7.47%) Serverless
7 113 (7.34%) GCP
8 75 (4.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 69 (4.48%) Microsoft 365
10 48 (3.12%) GitHub
11 45 (2.92%) Azure Functions
12 43 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
13 41 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
13 41 (2.66%) Power Platform
14 40 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
16 35 (2.27%) Amazon S3
17 26 (1.69%) OneDrive
18 25 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
19 24 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (5.20%) Firewall
2 54 (3.51%) HTTP
3 42 (2.73%) DNS
4 37 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 33 (2.14%) Skype
6 20 (1.30%) SAN
7 16 (1.04%) DMZ
7 16 (1.04%) VoIP
7 16 (1.04%) VPN
7 16 (1.04%) WAN
8 15 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (0.91%) LAN
10 13 (0.84%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.58%) DHCP
11 9 (0.58%) Internet
11 9 (0.58%) Network Security
11 9 (0.58%) VLAN
12 7 (0.45%) Intranet
13 6 (0.39%) IPv4
14 3 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 123 (7.99%) NoSQL
3 99 (6.43%) MongoDB
4 80 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 48 (3.12%) Big Data
7 47 (3.05%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.92%) MySQL
9 30 (1.95%) Power BI
10 29 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (1.69%) Data Lake
12 19 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
14 15 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.84%) MariaDB
16 13 (0.84%) Redis
17 9 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 258 (16.76%) Git (software)
2 184 (11.96%) Jenkins
3 109 (7.08%) JIRA
4 77 (5.00%) Selenium
5 66 (4.29%) TeamCity
6 64 (4.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 58 (3.77%) Visual Studio
8 55 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (3.51%) GitLab
10 52 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 46 (2.99%) SpecFlow
12 37 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 33 (2.14%) Cypress.io
14 32 (2.08%) Gradle
15 31 (2.01%) Postman
16 30 (1.95%) Maven
17 29 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (1.30%) SonarQube
19 19 (1.23%) Cucumber
19 19 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 176 (11.44%) Finance
2 50 (3.25%) Marketing
3 43 (2.79%) Law
4 41 (2.66%) Public Sector
5 28 (1.82%) Automotive
5 28 (1.82%) Billing
6 26 (1.69%) Retail
7 22 (1.43%) Banking
8 15 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.65%) Games
10 9 (0.58%) Electronics
10 9 (0.58%) Legal
11 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.32%) Publishing
12 4 (0.26%) Back Office
13 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.13%) Advertising
14 2 (0.13%) Local Government
14 2 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 531 (34.50%) Developer
2 319 (20.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 191 (12.41%) .NET Developer
4 157 (10.20%) Senior Developer
5 114 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 99 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 94 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 90 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 85 (5.52%) Architect
10 84 (5.46%) Azure Engineer
11 78 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 66 (4.29%) Senior DevOps
13 62 (4.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 56 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
15 50 (3.25%) Azure Developer
16 47 (3.05%) Lead Developer
16 47 (3.05%) Senior .NET Developer
17 46 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 44 (2.86%) Test Engineer
19 42 (2.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (32.81%) .NET
2 259 (16.83%) .NET Core
3 199 (12.93%) ASP.NET
4 171 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 159 (10.33%) React
5 159 (10.33%) REST
6 151 (9.81%) .NET Framework
7 136 (8.84%) CSS
8 134 (8.71%) HTML
9 110 (7.15%) RESTful
10 108 (7.02%) Node.js
11 89 (5.78%) Entity Framework
12 88 (5.72%) jQuery
13 69 (4.48%) Web Services
14 68 (4.42%) JSON
15 67 (4.35%) ASP.NET Core
15 67 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 64 (4.16%) RabbitMQ
17 46 (2.99%) Django
18 41 (2.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 70 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.31%) Public Cloud
3 40 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 30 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.69%) User Experience
7 25 (1.62%) Cloud Native
8 24 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (1.43%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
12 20 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (1.04%) iPhone
15 14 (0.91%) LIMS
16 13 (0.84%) PMI
16 13 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 296 (19.23%) Linux
2 230 (14.94%) Windows
3 93 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 39 (2.53%) Unix
5 36 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.21%) CentOS
7 28 (1.82%) Android
8 25 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (1.04%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.32%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.26%) Debian
15 3 (0.19%) VMS
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
17 1 (0.065%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 747 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (22.16%) Test Automation
3 268 (17.41%) Microservices
4 252 (16.37%) Software Engineering
5 243 (15.79%) Scrum
6 220 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 197 (12.80%) TDD
8 153 (9.94%) Mentoring
9 136 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
10 128 (8.32%) Configuration Management
11 125 (8.12%) Infrastructure as Code
12 100 (6.50%) SDLC
13 99 (6.43%) ITIL
14 97 (6.30%) MVC
15 89 (5.78%) Fintech
15 89 (5.78%) SOLID
16 82 (5.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 81 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
18 78 (5.07%) BDD
18 78 (5.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 543 (35.28%) C#
2 349 (22.68%) SQL
3 318 (20.66%) JavaScript
4 294 (19.10%) Python
5 209 (13.58%) PowerShell
6 163 (10.59%) Java
7 72 (4.68%) Bash Shell
8 63 (4.09%) TypeScript
9 59 (3.83%) Ruby
10 55 (3.57%) Scala
11 53 (3.44%) C++
12 28 (1.82%) PHP
13 24 (1.56%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.36%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.10%) C
16 14 (0.91%) Go
17 12 (0.78%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.71%) Perl
19 10 (0.65%) Groovy
20 6 (0.39%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 156 (10.14%) Degree
2 108 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.40%) ISTQB
5 36 (2.34%) ISEB
6 30 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.84%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.65%) CCNA
14 9 (0.58%) CCNP
14 9 (0.58%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.58%) MCSE
15 8 (0.52%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.52%) PhD
16 5 (0.32%) MCP
17 4 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (8.71%) QA
2 33 (2.14%) SLA
3 25 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.78%) GDPR
5 11 (0.71%) PMO
6 10 (0.65%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.26%) COBIT
7 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.13%) NIST
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 372 (24.17%) Docker
2 94 (6.11%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.97%) vSphere
7 3 (0.19%) Kamailio
7 3 (0.19%) KVM
7 3 (0.19%) Postfix
8 2 (0.13%) Varnish
9 1 (0.065%) Firmware
9 1 (0.065%) vCloud
9 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 345 (22.42%) Kubernetes
2 315 (20.47%) Terraform
3 217 (14.10%) Ansible
4 99 (6.43%) Puppet
5 50 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 47 (3.05%) Grafana
7 41 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (2.08%) SCCM
9 25 (1.62%) Prometheus
10 19 (1.23%) SCVMM
11 16 (1.04%) Packer
12 12 (0.78%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.71%) Consul
14 9 (0.58%) Graylog
15 7 (0.45%) Icinga
16 6 (0.39%) CASB
16 6 (0.39%) Salt
17 5 (0.32%) Nessus
17 5 (0.32%) Nmap
18 3 (0.19%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 335 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 95 (6.17%) VMware
3 85 (5.52%) Google
4 41 (2.66%) Cisco
5 39 (2.53%) Oracle
6 26 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 25 (1.62%) ServiceNow
7 25 (1.62%) Splunk
8 21 (1.36%) Veeam
9 19 (1.23%) New Relic
10 16 (1.04%) Sitecore
11 15 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.91%) Xamarin
13 13 (0.84%) Qualys
13 13 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.78%) BroadSoft
14 12 (0.78%) Databricks
14 12 (0.78%) Meraki
15 11 (0.71%) Juniper
15 11 (0.71%) SolarWinds