Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 31 49
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +32
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 6,502 6,075 5,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.45% 7.19% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.40% 7.83% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,181 4,761 4,348
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £63,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.80% - +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 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 62,543 77,631 93,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.87% 91.89% 91.58%
Number of salaries quoted 49,411 60,726 75,802
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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
South East +11 1,942 £57,500 +3.60% 378
North of England +5 1,833 £52,500 -2.78% 441
North West +7 959 £52,500 -6.25% 208
Midlands +24 839 £55,000 +4.76% 264
Yorkshire +5 768 £55,000 +10.00% 183
South West +22 760 £50,000 -4.76% 187
West Midlands +30 613 £55,000 +7.32% 181
East of England +11 468 £60,000 +3.90% 165
Scotland +12 424 £50,000 +11.11% 119
Wales +7 229 £50,000 - 65
East Midlands +18 226 £47,500 -13.64% 82
North East +9 106 £40,000 -24.42% 50
Northern Ireland +6 47 £45,000 -10.00% 24
Channel Islands +6 4 - -
Isle of Man 0 1 - -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 3,444 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,717 (41.79%) Azure
3 2,109 (32.44%) AWS
4 1,568 (24.12%) C#
5 1,564 (24.05%) JavaScript
6 1,560 (23.99%) .NET
7 1,544 (23.75%) Python
8 1,535 (23.61%) Docker
9 1,492 (22.95%) Linux
10 1,368 (21.04%) Java
11 1,367 (21.02%) SQL
12 1,228 (18.89%) Microsoft
13 1,183 (18.19%) Kubernetes
14 1,130 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
15 1,121 (17.24%) Git (software)
16 1,100 (16.92%) Jenkins
17 1,085 (16.69%) Scrum
18 1,069 (16.44%) Finance
19 1,042 (16.03%) SQL Server
20 1,031 (15.86%) Test Automation
21 1,019 (15.67%) Ansible
22 1,018 (15.66%) Software Engineering
23 941 (14.47%) Windows
24 915 (14.07%) TDD
25 888 (13.66%) Terraform
26 867 (13.33%) Microservices
27 813 (12.50%) AngularJS
28 784 (12.06%) CSS
29 762 (11.72%) HTML
30 712 (10.95%) Puppet

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
1 300 (4.61%) Confluence
2 175 (2.69%) Apache
2 175 (2.69%) IIS
3 152 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 130 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 88 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 85 (1.31%) CMS
7 80 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 79 (1.22%) Apache Spark
9 76 (1.17%) nginx
10 61 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 59 (0.91%) JBoss
12 40 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
12 40 (0.62%) MS Exchange
13 34 (0.52%) Umbraco
14 26 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
14 26 (0.40%) EPiServer
14 26 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 26 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 64 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.25%) Chatbot
5 11 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.062%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.062%) InVision
8 3 (0.046%) Gliffy
8 3 (0.046%) HipChat
9 2 (0.031%) Sketch
10 1 (0.015%) InDesign
10 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 72 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.46%) Magento
3 26 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.077%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.062%) assyst
9 4 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.046%) CA PPM
10 3 (0.046%) Northgate Housing
10 3 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.046%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.046%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.031%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2,717 (41.79%) Azure
2 2,109 (32.44%) AWS
3 512 (7.87%) GCP
4 377 (5.80%) SaaS
5 318 (4.89%) PaaS
6 301 (4.63%) IaaS
7 269 (4.14%) Serverless
8 261 (4.01%) Office 365
9 244 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 241 (3.71%) GitHub
11 142 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
12 133 (2.05%) Power Platform
13 129 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
14 104 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
15 101 (1.55%) Amazon S3
16 86 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
16 86 (1.32%) OpenShift
17 73 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
18 72 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
19 67 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 227 (3.49%) Firewall
2 206 (3.17%) DNS
3 168 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 117 (1.80%) Internet
5 109 (1.68%) VPN
6 105 (1.61%) DHCP
7 92 (1.41%) HTTP
8 76 (1.17%) WAN
9 70 (1.08%) Wireless
10 53 (0.82%) LAN
11 50 (0.77%) Network Security
12 46 (0.71%) SSL
13 43 (0.66%) BGP
14 41 (0.63%) SAN
15 38 (0.58%) OSPF
16 34 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (0.51%) VLAN
18 29 (0.45%) VoIP
19 25 (0.38%) DMZ
20 18 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,042 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 336 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 329 (5.06%) MySQL
4 263 (4.04%) Big Data
4 263 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 201 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
6 199 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 132 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
8 129 (1.98%) Power BI
9 122 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 121 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 112 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 104 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
12 104 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 87 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 85 (1.31%) Redis
15 77 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 73 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
17 68 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
18 67 (1.03%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,121 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 1,100 (16.92%) Jenkins
3 663 (10.20%) JIRA
4 428 (6.58%) Selenium
5 262 (4.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 242 (3.72%) TeamCity
7 241 (3.71%) Cucumber
8 226 (3.48%) Maven
9 218 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 203 (3.12%) Visual Studio
11 183 (2.81%) GitLab
12 168 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 147 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 141 (2.17%) Bitbucket
15 131 (2.01%) Subversion
16 123 (1.89%) JUnit
17 119 (1.83%) JMeter
18 117 (1.80%) SpecFlow
19 101 (1.55%) SonarQube
20 96 (1.48%) WebDriver
General
1 1,069 (16.44%) Finance
2 318 (4.89%) Retail
3 225 (3.46%) Public Sector
4 163 (2.51%) Banking
5 122 (1.88%) Marketing
6 96 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 85 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 74 (1.14%) Electronics
9 71 (1.09%) Games
10 70 (1.08%) Law
11 57 (0.88%) Legal
12 52 (0.80%) Automotive
13 43 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.32%) Local Government
14 21 (0.32%) Military
15 20 (0.31%) Back Office
16 19 (0.29%) Advertising
17 18 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.23%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,867 (28.71%) Developer
2 1,411 (21.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 457 (7.03%) Software Engineer
4 450 (6.92%) .NET Developer
5 431 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 404 (6.21%) Software Developer
7 403 (6.20%) Architect
8 296 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 254 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
10 248 (3.81%) Java Developer
11 243 (3.74%) C# Developer
11 243 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 233 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
13 214 (3.29%) Full Stack Developer
14 191 (2.94%) Analyst
15 189 (2.91%) Senior DevOps
16 173 (2.66%) Platform Engineer
17 172 (2.65%) Consultant
18 168 (2.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 161 (2.48%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,560 (23.99%) .NET
2 813 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 784 (12.06%) CSS
4 762 (11.72%) HTML
5 616 (9.47%) ASP.NET
6 610 (9.38%) Web Services
7 575 (8.84%) Node.js
8 565 (8.69%) React
9 537 (8.26%) .NET Core
10 437 (6.72%) .NET Framework
11 369 (5.68%) REST
12 350 (5.38%) RESTful
13 348 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 341 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web API
15 321 (4.94%) Spring
16 295 (4.54%) jQuery
17 253 (3.89%) HTML5
18 233 (3.58%) JSON
19 225 (3.46%) Entity Framework
20 185 (2.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 352 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
2 334 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 302 (4.64%) Public Cloud
4 232 (3.57%) User Experience
5 190 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 171 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 167 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
8 157 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 148 (2.28%) Cloud Native
10 105 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 71 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 69 (1.06%) Private Cloud
13 56 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 44 (0.68%) Clustering
14 44 (0.68%) Replication
15 40 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
16 38 (0.58%) Algorithms
16 38 (0.58%) Blog
17 34 (0.52%) Robotics
18 33 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1,492 (22.95%) Linux
2 941 (14.47%) Windows
3 313 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 287 (4.41%) Unix
5 141 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 140 (2.15%) CentOS
7 110 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 92 (1.41%) Android
9 78 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 63 (0.97%) Debian
11 59 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 40 (0.62%) Windows 10
13 34 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (0.46%) VMS
15 29 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 17 (0.26%) AIX
18 12 (0.18%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.14%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.14%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,444 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,130 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
3 1,085 (16.69%) Scrum
4 1,031 (15.86%) Test Automation
5 1,018 (15.66%) Software Engineering
6 915 (14.07%) TDD
7 867 (13.33%) Microservices
8 660 (10.15%) MVC
9 649 (9.98%) Mentoring
10 548 (8.43%) BDD
11 528 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
12 527 (8.11%) SDLC
13 518 (7.97%) Configuration Management
14 483 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
15 441 (6.78%) Infrastructure as Code
16 405 (6.23%) ITIL
17 389 (5.98%) OO
18 368 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 349 (5.37%) Open Source
20 329 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,568 (24.12%) C#
2 1,564 (24.05%) JavaScript
3 1,544 (23.75%) Python
4 1,368 (21.04%) Java
5 1,367 (21.02%) SQL
6 691 (10.63%) PowerShell
7 629 (9.67%) Bash Shell
8 388 (5.97%) PHP
9 338 (5.20%) Ruby
10 291 (4.48%) C++
11 239 (3.68%) TypeScript
12 207 (3.18%) C
13 194 (2.98%) Go
14 165 (2.54%) Perl
15 150 (2.31%) Shell Script
16 149 (2.29%) Java 8
17 147 (2.26%) Scala
18 133 (2.05%) T-SQL
19 83 (1.28%) PL/SQL
20 71 (1.09%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 460 (7.07%) Degree
2 406 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 281 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 153 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 110 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 102 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 96 (1.48%) ISTQB
8 88 (1.35%) AWS Certification
9 64 (0.98%) ISEB
10 40 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (0.51%) MCSE
13 29 (0.45%) RHCE
14 23 (0.35%) MCSA
15 22 (0.34%) CCNP
15 22 (0.34%) CISSP
16 15 (0.23%) MCSD
16 15 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 14 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 474 (7.29%) QA
2 80 (1.23%) SLA
3 72 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.63%) GDPR
5 31 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 26 (0.40%) NIST
7 16 (0.25%) COBIT
8 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.14%) PMO
10 6 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.092%) GxP
11 5 (0.077%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.077%) WCAG
12 4 (0.062%) NCSC
12 4 (0.062%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.046%) HL7
13 3 (0.046%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,535 (23.61%) Docker
2 294 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 209 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 44 (0.68%) vSphere
7 26 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.38%) VirtualBox
9 20 (0.31%) XenApp
10 18 (0.28%) oVirt
11 14 (0.22%) DFS Replication
12 12 (0.18%) KVM
12 12 (0.18%) NFS
12 12 (0.18%) vCloud
13 11 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (0.17%) RHEV
13 11 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.15%) HDFS
15 9 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1,183 (18.19%) Kubernetes
2 1,019 (15.67%) Ansible
3 888 (13.66%) Terraform
4 712 (10.95%) Puppet
5 511 (7.86%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (1.38%) Packer
7 84 (1.29%) SCCM
8 68 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
9 66 (1.02%) Grafana
10 63 (0.97%) Prometheus
11 60 (0.92%) Nagios
12 50 (0.77%) Kibana
13 43 (0.66%) Rancher
14 42 (0.65%) logstash
14 42 (0.65%) SCOM
15 35 (0.54%) Salt
16 33 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
16 33 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
16 33 (0.51%) ZABBIX
17 30 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,228 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 419 (6.44%) Oracle
3 385 (5.92%) Google
4 362 (5.57%) VMware
5 179 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 122 (1.88%) Cisco
7 121 (1.86%) Atlassian
8 112 (1.72%) IBM
9 82 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 74 (1.14%) SAP
10 74 (1.14%) Splunk
11 64 (0.98%) HP
12 59 (0.91%) Sitecore
13 56 (0.86%) Xamarin
14 48 (0.74%) Juniper
15 46 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
16 42 (0.65%) SaltStack
17 41 (0.63%) New Relic
18 38 (0.58%) Citrix
18 38 (0.58%) Meraki