Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South East
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 21 29
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 +23
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 2,104 1,426 2,061
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 14.17% 9.54% 7.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.31% 10.44% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 1,180 1,584
10th Percentile £40,972 £38,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £44,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £73,438 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £63,354
% change year-on-year - +2.60% +1.37%

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 13,743 13,659 24,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.58% 91.34% 91.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,899 11,113 19,574
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +8 726 £60,000 -4.00% 131
Hampshire +14 643 £55,000 - 80
Berkshire +4 452 £60,000 -4.00% 65
Surrey +10 306 £63,000 +9.57% 48
East Sussex +9 244 £60,000 +1.27% 23
Buckinghamshire +8 141 £60,000 -4.00% 40
Oxfordshire -1 133 £55,000 -8.33% 26
West Sussex +8 113 £73,750 +37.21% 25
Kent -4 47 £52,500 -6.67% 19
Home Counties - 5 £80,000 -
M4 Corridor -5 1 £65,000 +73.33%
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 1,218 (57.89%) Azure
2 1,126 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 744 (35.36%) AWS
4 603 (28.66%) C#
5 570 (27.09%) Docker
6 557 (26.47%) .NET
7 540 (25.67%) Kubernetes
8 490 (23.29%) Linux
9 448 (21.29%) Finance
10 441 (20.96%) Python
11 431 (20.48%) Microservices
12 430 (20.44%) Software Engineering
13 427 (20.29%) Terraform
14 424 (20.15%) Git (software)
15 411 (19.53%) JavaScript
16 405 (19.25%) Test Automation
17 402 (19.11%) Jenkins
18 385 (18.30%) Microsoft
19 373 (17.73%) Scrum
20 371 (17.63%) Ansible
21 362 (17.21%) SQL
22 355 (16.87%) Social Skills
23 336 (15.97%) SQL Server
24 335 (15.92%) Java
25 331 (15.73%) AngularJS
26 323 (15.35%) TDD
27 322 (15.30%) Degree
28 298 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
29 279 (13.26%) React
30 252 (11.98%) .NET Core

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
1 134 (6.37%) Apache Spark
2 115 (5.47%) Apache
3 96 (4.56%) GemFire
4 75 (3.56%) SharePoint
5 74 (3.52%) IIS
6 46 (2.19%) Confluence
7 43 (2.04%) CMS
8 38 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 23 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.67%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.62%) WordPress
13 12 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.43%) nginx
15 8 (0.38%) Drupal
15 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.33%) EPiServer
17 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.29%) NServiceBus
18 5 (0.24%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Campfire
2 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.048%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.14%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.048%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.048%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,218 (57.89%) Azure
2 744 (35.36%) AWS
3 229 (10.88%) SaaS
4 190 (9.03%) GCP
5 176 (8.37%) GitHub
6 153 (7.27%) PaaS
7 133 (6.32%) IaaS
8 116 (5.51%) Serverless
9 90 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 74 (3.52%) Microsoft 365
11 72 (3.42%) Amazon Kinesis
12 64 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
13 59 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
14 51 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
14 51 (2.42%) OpenShift
15 49 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
16 48 (2.28%) Power Platform
17 46 (2.19%) Azure Service Bus
18 37 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
19 36 (1.71%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.90%) Firewall
2 50 (2.38%) DNS
3 38 (1.81%) Network Security
4 34 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.14%) HTTP
5 24 (1.14%) VPN
6 21 (1.00%) SAN
7 20 (0.95%) WAN
8 16 (0.76%) LAN
9 15 (0.71%) Broadband
10 14 (0.67%) DHCP
10 14 (0.67%) DMZ
11 12 (0.57%) VLAN
12 11 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (0.52%) Internet
12 11 (0.52%) VoIP
13 10 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.43%) BGP
14 9 (0.43%) OSPF
15 8 (0.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.27%) NoSQL
3 167 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
4 128 (6.08%) Relational Database
5 114 (5.42%) MariaDB
6 109 (5.18%) Big Data
7 104 (4.94%) HBase
8 96 (4.56%) Redis
9 79 (3.75%) MongoDB
10 63 (2.99%) MySQL
11 46 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 41 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 38 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (1.66%) Power BI
16 29 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 28 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
18 23 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
19 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 424 (20.15%) Git (software)
2 402 (19.11%) Jenkins
3 183 (8.70%) JIRA
4 160 (7.60%) Cypress.io
5 118 (5.61%) Protractor
6 114 (5.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 112 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 103 (4.90%) Gradle
9 100 (4.75%) IntelliJ
9 100 (4.75%) JUnit
10 99 (4.71%) Storybook
11 97 (4.61%) Selenium
12 93 (4.42%) Eclipse
13 86 (4.09%) Mockito
14 84 (3.99%) GitLab
15 82 (3.90%) Visual Studio
16 67 (3.18%) Artifactory
17 66 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
18 61 (2.90%) SonarQube
19 59 (2.80%) TeamCity
General
1 448 (21.29%) Finance
2 355 (16.87%) Social Skills
3 198 (9.41%) Law
4 182 (8.65%) Banking
5 103 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (2.61%) Marketing
7 45 (2.14%) Public Sector
8 37 (1.76%) Organisational Skills
9 34 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.24%) Automotive
11 25 (1.19%) Retail
12 23 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
13 22 (1.05%) Electronics
14 21 (1.00%) Billing
15 15 (0.71%) Advertising
15 15 (0.71%) Legal
15 15 (0.71%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.67%) Games
17 12 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
18 11 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 605 (28.75%) Developer
2 415 (19.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 206 (9.79%) .NET Developer
4 155 (7.37%) Senior Developer
5 147 (6.99%) Software Engineer
6 134 (6.37%) Software Developer
7 127 (6.04%) Architect
8 112 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 98 (4.66%) C# Developer
10 92 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
11 89 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
12 85 (4.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 83 (3.94%) Lead Developer
14 81 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 79 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
15 79 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 74 (3.52%) Principal Engineer
17 68 (3.23%) Consultant
18 66 (3.14%) Product Owner
19 65 (3.09%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (26.47%) .NET
2 331 (15.73%) AngularJS
3 279 (13.26%) React
4 252 (11.98%) .NET Core
5 245 (11.64%) CSS
6 239 (11.36%) Node.js
7 192 (9.13%) REST
8 190 (9.03%) RESTful
9 177 (8.41%) Kafka
10 167 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
10 167 (7.94%) Spring
11 143 (6.80%) .NET Framework
11 143 (6.80%) ASP.NET
12 119 (5.66%) JSON
13 116 (5.51%) HTML
13 116 (5.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 114 (5.42%) Redux
15 107 (5.09%) Web Services
16 101 (4.80%) Express
17 100 (4.75%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.42%) User Experience
2 111 (5.28%) Linux Command Line
3 100 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
5 69 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 50 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 50 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 49 (2.33%) Cloud Native
8 43 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 35 (1.66%) Renewable Energy
11 29 (1.38%) iPhone
12 27 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.09%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 20 (0.95%) Clustering
16 18 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (0.71%) LIMS
18 11 (0.52%) Robotics
19 10 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 490 (23.29%) Linux
2 237 (11.26%) Windows
3 159 (7.56%) Unix
4 115 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.04%) Android
5 43 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (1.57%) CentOS
7 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.81%) VMS
9 16 (0.76%) Debian
9 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.19%) SUSE
11 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.095%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,126 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (20.48%) Microservices
3 430 (20.44%) Software Engineering
4 405 (19.25%) Test Automation
5 373 (17.73%) Scrum
6 323 (15.35%) TDD
7 298 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
8 233 (11.07%) Infrastructure as Code
9 217 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
10 216 (10.27%) Computer Science
11 211 (10.03%) Fintech
12 171 (8.13%) BDD
13 167 (7.94%) SDLC
14 158 (7.51%) Mentoring
14 158 (7.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 156 (7.41%) Digital Banking
16 149 (7.08%) ITIL
17 148 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
18 139 (6.61%) Software Testing
19 133 (6.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 603 (28.66%) C#
2 441 (20.96%) Python
3 411 (19.53%) JavaScript
4 362 (17.21%) SQL
5 335 (15.92%) Java
6 221 (10.50%) PowerShell
7 170 (8.08%) Bash Shell
8 123 (5.85%) Shell Script
9 113 (5.37%) Ruby
10 106 (5.04%) Groovy
11 96 (4.56%) TypeScript
12 58 (2.76%) PHP
13 53 (2.52%) C++
14 44 (2.09%) Go
15 34 (1.62%) T-SQL
16 29 (1.38%) C
17 21 (1.00%) Scala
18 17 (0.81%) ES6
19 16 (0.76%) Perl
20 13 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 322 (15.30%) Degree
2 148 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 94 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.09%) OCP
4 86 (4.09%) Oracle Certification
5 50 (2.38%) ISEB
6 44 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 26 (1.24%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (1.00%) AWS Certification
11 20 (0.95%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
16 8 (0.38%) MBA
17 6 (0.29%) CISSP
17 6 (0.29%) Master's Degree
18 5 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (8.65%) QA
2 59 (2.80%) SLA
3 38 (1.81%) GDPR
4 20 (0.95%) GRC
5 15 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.67%) WCAG
7 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.33%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.14%) COBIT
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.14%) NIST
11 3 (0.14%) PMO
12 2 (0.095%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 570 (27.09%) Docker
2 125 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 88 (4.18%) HDFS
5 38 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 21 (1.00%) vSphere
8 9 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.19%) Postfix
10 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.095%) LXC
11 2 (0.095%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.095%) Xen
12 1 (0.048%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 540 (25.67%) Kubernetes
2 427 (20.29%) Terraform
3 371 (17.63%) Ansible
4 139 (6.61%) Puppet
5 97 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 41 (1.95%) Grafana
8 38 (1.81%) SCCM
9 32 (1.52%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.67%) Packer
11 13 (0.62%) Kibana
12 12 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 12 (0.57%) Consul
13 11 (0.52%) SCVMM
14 9 (0.43%) Graylog
14 9 (0.43%) vRealize
15 7 (0.33%) CASB
15 7 (0.33%) Icinga
16 6 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 385 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 197 (9.36%) VMware
3 99 (4.71%) Okta
4 98 (4.66%) Google
5 73 (3.47%) Oracle
6 54 (2.57%) Cisco
7 28 (1.33%) Meraki
8 25 (1.19%) IBM
8 25 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (1.19%) Splunk
9 21 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 20 (0.95%) SAP
11 19 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 18 (0.86%) Sitecore
12 18 (0.86%) Veeam
13 16 (0.76%) Databricks
13 16 (0.76%) Xceptor
14 11 (0.52%) ESRI
14 11 (0.52%) Juniper
15 9 (0.43%) Atlassian