Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 21 31
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 +19
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 5,913 6,486 6,022
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.16% 9.39% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.42% 10.31% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,182 5,681 5,101
Median annual salary £52,500 £54,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.67% -0.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £34,888 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,531 £78,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 38,348 62,897 77,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.86% 91.03% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29,809 50,310 61,269
Median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the UK excluding London

DevOps
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for DevOps in the UK excluding London

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK excluding London

DevOps
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
North of England +5 1,582 £52,500 - 464
South East +11 1,520 £60,000 +4.35% 364
South West +17 911 £50,750 +1.50% 192
Midlands +12 860 £55,000 - 253
North West +5 744 £52,500 - 241
Yorkshire +4 677 £52,500 -4.55% 149
West Midlands +9 637 £57,500 +4.55% 173
Scotland +13 512 £47,500 -5.00% 81
East of England +14 356 £60,000 - 138
East Midlands +15 212 £50,000 - 78
Wales +6 184 £47,500 -5.00% 45
North East +15 161 £52,500 +31.25% 74
Northern Ireland +1 26 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Isle of Man - 2 £42,500 -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 3,123 (52.82%) Azure
2 3,075 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2,012 (34.03%) AWS
4 1,672 (28.28%) Docker
5 1,602 (27.09%) C#
6 1,447 (24.47%) SQL
7 1,442 (24.39%) Kubernetes
8 1,434 (24.25%) Terraform
9 1,432 (24.22%) Linux
10 1,391 (23.52%) JavaScript
11 1,363 (23.05%) .NET
12 1,355 (22.92%) Python
13 1,175 (19.87%) Microsoft
14 1,117 (18.89%) Git (software)
15 1,104 (18.67%) Scrum
16 1,078 (18.23%) Java
17 1,016 (17.18%) Ansible
18 986 (16.68%) Microservices
19 956 (16.17%) Jenkins
20 943 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
21 866 (14.65%) Infrastructure as Code
22 865 (14.63%) Test Automation
23 863 (14.59%) Windows
24 861 (14.56%) Software Engineering
25 860 (14.54%) SQL Server
26 690 (11.67%) PowerShell
27 673 (11.38%) Puppet
28 649 (10.98%) AngularJS
28 649 (10.98%) Finance
29 647 (10.94%) TDD

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 231 (3.91%) Confluence
2 198 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
3 176 (2.98%) Apache
4 138 (2.33%) IIS
5 104 (1.76%) CMS
6 100 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 83 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 71 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 61 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 50 (0.85%) nginx
11 48 (0.81%) NServiceBus
12 47 (0.79%) WordPress
13 45 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 38 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 32 (0.54%) JBoss
16 30 (0.51%) EPiServer
17 27 (0.46%) WebSphere
18 23 (0.39%) Kentico
19 22 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
20 20 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 43 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
2 39 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.051%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.051%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.034%) Sketch
7 1 (0.017%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.017%) Figma
7 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (0.51%) Magento
2 29 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.24%) nopCommerce
6 12 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.051%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.034%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.034%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.034%) Shopify
12 1 (0.017%) Hyperion Planning
12 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.017%) SAP IBP
12 1 (0.017%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.017%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3,123 (52.82%) Azure
2 2,012 (34.03%) AWS
3 492 (8.32%) GCP
4 486 (8.22%) SaaS
5 418 (7.07%) Serverless
6 407 (6.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 335 (5.67%) PaaS
8 283 (4.79%) IaaS
9 205 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
10 184 (3.11%) GitHub
11 182 (3.08%) Amazon EKS
12 160 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
13 157 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
14 154 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
15 124 (2.10%) Power Platform
16 110 (1.86%) Amazon S3
17 109 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 109 (1.84%) OpenShift
18 108 (1.83%) Pulumi
19 100 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 222 (3.75%) Firewall
2 101 (1.71%) VPN
3 91 (1.54%) HTTP
4 90 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 84 (1.42%) DNS
6 63 (1.07%) IPv4
7 61 (1.03%) VLAN
8 60 (1.01%) Internet
9 45 (0.76%) OSPF
10 41 (0.69%) Skype
11 38 (0.64%) SAN
12 36 (0.61%) WAN
13 29 (0.49%) Network Security
14 25 (0.42%) LAN
15 23 (0.39%) DHCP
16 22 (0.37%) VoIP
17 20 (0.34%) HTTPS
18 17 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
19 16 (0.27%) OpenVPN
19 16 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 398 (6.73%) MySQL
3 391 (6.61%) MongoDB
4 335 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
5 303 (5.12%) NoSQL
6 232 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 203 (3.43%) Big Data
8 181 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 127 (2.15%) Redis
10 108 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 93 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
11 93 (1.57%) Power BI
12 82 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 81 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
14 76 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 76 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 69 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 66 (1.12%) MariaDB
17 56 (0.95%) Data Lake
18 40 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,117 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 956 (16.17%) Jenkins
3 429 (7.26%) JIRA
4 308 (5.21%) Selenium
5 229 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 227 (3.84%) Visual Studio
7 221 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 198 (3.35%) GitLab
9 197 (3.33%) TeamCity
10 164 (2.77%) Bitbucket
11 152 (2.57%) Maven
12 144 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 121 (2.05%) Postman
14 99 (1.67%) Subversion
15 96 (1.62%) Cucumber
16 88 (1.49%) Gradle
17 84 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 79 (1.34%) SpecFlow
19 64 (1.08%) WebDriver
20 62 (1.05%) JUnit
General
1 649 (10.98%) Finance
2 309 (5.23%) Public Sector
3 217 (3.67%) Marketing
4 148 (2.50%) Games
5 137 (2.32%) Retail
6 119 (2.01%) Law
7 86 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 79 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.27%) Electronics
10 53 (0.90%) Banking
11 47 (0.79%) Legal
12 45 (0.76%) Publishing
13 44 (0.74%) Automotive
14 37 (0.63%) Billing
15 31 (0.52%) Advertising
16 30 (0.51%) Back Office
17 26 (0.44%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.42%) Local Government
19 12 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,775 (30.02%) Developer
2 1,602 (27.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 483 (8.17%) Azure Engineer
4 481 (8.13%) Senior Developer
5 451 (7.63%) AWS Engineer
6 419 (7.09%) .NET Developer
7 415 (7.02%) AWS DevOps
8 398 (6.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 378 (6.39%) Software Engineer
10 316 (5.34%) Software Developer
11 293 (4.96%) Senior DevOps
12 292 (4.94%) Java Developer
13 280 (4.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 270 (4.57%) Architect
14 270 (4.57%) Cloud Engineer
15 254 (4.30%) Platform Engineer
16 245 (4.14%) C# Developer
17 241 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
18 224 (3.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 168 (2.84%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,363 (23.05%) .NET
2 649 (10.98%) AngularJS
3 598 (10.11%) HTML
4 588 (9.94%) CSS
5 556 (9.40%) .NET Core
6 508 (8.59%) React
7 490 (8.29%) ASP.NET
8 487 (8.24%) Node.js
9 448 (7.58%) REST
10 417 (7.05%) .NET Framework
11 381 (6.44%) RESTful
12 373 (6.31%) Web Services
13 309 (5.23%) Spring
14 263 (4.45%) Kafka
15 237 (4.01%) jQuery
16 230 (3.89%) Spring Boot
17 219 (3.70%) Vue.js
18 204 (3.45%) JSON
19 202 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
20 200 (3.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 311 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 213 (3.60%) Public Cloud
3 199 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 188 (3.18%) User Experience
5 160 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 142 (2.40%) Cloud Native
7 124 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 112 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
9 107 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 88 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 82 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 66 (1.12%) EPoS
13 65 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
14 63 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 59 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
16 48 (0.81%) NHS
17 42 (0.71%) Algorithms
18 33 (0.56%) N-Tier
18 33 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
19 26 (0.44%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1,432 (24.22%) Linux
2 863 (14.59%) Windows
3 321 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 207 (3.50%) Unix
5 187 (3.16%) CentOS
6 157 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 108 (1.83%) Ubuntu
8 77 (1.30%) Android
9 75 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 66 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 32 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (0.27%) Debian
14 15 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.17%) AIX
15 10 (0.17%) VMS
16 8 (0.14%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.085%) Kali Linux
18 4 (0.068%) Amazon Linux
18 4 (0.068%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,075 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,104 (18.67%) Scrum
3 986 (16.68%) Microservices
4 943 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
5 866 (14.65%) Infrastructure as Code
6 865 (14.63%) Test Automation
7 861 (14.56%) Software Engineering
8 647 (10.94%) TDD
9 634 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
10 538 (9.10%) Configuration Management
11 504 (8.52%) Mentoring
12 469 (7.93%) Migration
13 432 (7.31%) SDLC
14 428 (7.24%) MVC
15 377 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
16 361 (6.11%) Deployment Automation
17 344 (5.82%) Analytics
18 341 (5.77%) Coaching
19 315 (5.33%) BDD
20 278 (4.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,602 (27.09%) C#
2 1,447 (24.47%) SQL
3 1,391 (23.52%) JavaScript
4 1,355 (22.92%) Python
5 1,078 (18.23%) Java
6 690 (11.67%) PowerShell
7 465 (7.86%) Bash Shell
8 366 (6.19%) Go
9 352 (5.95%) TypeScript
10 343 (5.80%) Ruby
11 276 (4.67%) PHP
12 248 (4.19%) C++
13 189 (3.20%) T-SQL
14 156 (2.64%) Scala
15 105 (1.78%) C
16 96 (1.62%) Kotlin
17 90 (1.52%) Perl
18 84 (1.42%) Groovy
19 79 (1.34%) Java 8
20 77 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 455 (7.69%) Degree
2 454 (7.68%) Security Cleared
3 328 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 122 (2.06%) AWS Certification
5 90 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 84 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 65 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 59 (1.00%) ISEB
10 42 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 35 (0.59%) RHCE
12 29 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
13 28 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
15 22 (0.37%) GIAC
16 19 (0.32%) CCNA
17 16 (0.27%) CCNP
17 16 (0.27%) PhD
18 14 (0.24%) MCSE
18 14 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (6.61%) QA
2 89 (1.51%) SLA
3 76 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (0.86%) GDPR
5 28 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.30%) PMO
7 14 (0.24%) WAI
8 12 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 12 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 10 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.15%) NIST
12 6 (0.10%) COBIT
13 5 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.051%) NCSC
15 2 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.017%) HL7
16 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,672 (28.28%) Docker
2 270 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (3.82%) Active Directory
4 98 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 60 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 56 (0.95%) vSphere
7 48 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.19%) XenApp
10 10 (0.17%) Postfix
11 9 (0.15%) Xen
12 8 (0.14%) KVM
13 7 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.12%) Firmware
13 7 (0.12%) HDFS
13 7 (0.12%) Microcode
13 7 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.10%) pfSense
14 6 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,442 (24.39%) Kubernetes
2 1,434 (24.25%) Terraform
3 1,016 (17.18%) Ansible
4 673 (11.38%) Puppet
5 555 (9.39%) Opscode Chef
6 154 (2.60%) Prometheus
7 145 (2.45%) Grafana
8 75 (1.27%) Packer
9 67 (1.13%) ZABBIX
10 65 (1.10%) Nagios
11 58 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
12 53 (0.90%) SCCM
13 33 (0.56%) Graphite
14 31 (0.52%) Graylog
15 29 (0.49%) Rancher
16 27 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
17 26 (0.44%) Consul
18 24 (0.41%) HAProxy
19 23 (0.39%) Istio
20 21 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,175 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 445 (7.53%) Oracle
3 368 (6.22%) VMware
4 269 (4.55%) Google
5 185 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 137 (2.32%) EnterpriseDB
7 108 (1.83%) SaltStack
8 91 (1.54%) Splunk
9 83 (1.40%) Cisco
10 80 (1.35%) New Relic
11 75 (1.27%) SAP
12 68 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 60 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 55 (0.93%) IBM
14 55 (0.93%) ServiceNow
15 48 (0.81%) Sitecore
16 43 (0.73%) SolarWinds
17 33 (0.56%) Dynatrace
18 30 (0.51%) Databricks
19 29 (0.49%) Xamarin