Period
to 14 July 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 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 22 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 +35
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 4,713 7,325 6,367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.27% 8.76% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.35% 9.55% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,153 5,838 5,240
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +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 38,165 76,662 93,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.28% 91.66% 91.70%
Number of salaries quoted 30,298 59,338 74,801
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 14 July 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 14 July 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
North of England +6 1,387 £52,500 - 250
South East +7 1,347 £58,500 +1.74% 165
North West +4 680 £55,000 - 144
Midlands +15 637 £55,000 +4.76% 109
Yorkshire +12 626 £50,000 - 79
South West +8 578 £52,375 +4.75% 91
West Midlands +14 433 £55,000 +4.76% 69
East of England +7 295 £55,000 - 42
Scotland +1 266 £53,500 +7.00% 46
East Midlands +17 203 £52,500 - 40
Wales +19 185 £47,500 +5.56% 29
North East +19 81 £45,000 -10.00% 27
Northern Ireland -13 35 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Isle of Man +2 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 2,481 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2,195 (46.57%) Azure
3 1,571 (33.33%) AWS
4 1,276 (27.07%) Python
5 1,194 (25.33%) Docker
6 1,176 (24.95%) .NET
7 1,174 (24.91%) C#
8 1,170 (24.82%) JavaScript
9 1,063 (22.55%) SQL
10 1,035 (21.96%) Java
11 1,025 (21.75%) Linux
12 967 (20.52%) Kubernetes
13 899 (19.07%) Software Engineering
14 874 (18.54%) Microsoft
15 863 (18.31%) Git (software)
16 833 (17.67%) Scrum
17 814 (17.27%) Jenkins
18 742 (15.74%) Microservices
19 733 (15.55%) Terraform
20 732 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
21 713 (15.13%) Ansible
22 710 (15.06%) SQL Server
23 675 (14.32%) Test Automation
24 649 (13.77%) Finance
25 631 (13.39%) Windows
26 624 (13.24%) TDD
27 608 (12.90%) AngularJS
28 557 (11.82%) HTML
29 547 (11.61%) CSS
30 503 (10.67%) Node.js

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
1 228 (4.84%) Confluence
2 130 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 126 (2.67%) IIS
4 111 (2.36%) Apache
5 99 (2.10%) CMS
6 75 (1.59%) Apache Spark
7 72 (1.53%) SharePoint
8 62 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 60 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 45 (0.95%) nginx
11 41 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 25 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
13 23 (0.49%) JBoss
14 21 (0.45%) NServiceBus
14 21 (0.45%) Umbraco
15 20 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
16 19 (0.40%) WordPress
17 18 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (0.36%) WebLogic
19 16 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.25%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.064%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.064%) InVision
7 3 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.064%) Sketch
8 1 (0.021%) Mingle
8 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 60 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.51%) Magento
3 14 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 13 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
9 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.11%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.085%) assyst
10 4 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.042%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.042%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.021%) Elite 3E
12 1 (0.021%) Oracle Cash Management
12 1 (0.021%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,195 (46.57%) Azure
2 1,571 (33.33%) AWS
3 402 (8.53%) SaaS
4 341 (7.24%) GCP
5 310 (6.58%) Serverless
6 237 (5.03%) PaaS
7 201 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
8 200 (4.24%) IaaS
9 181 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 169 (3.59%) GitHub
11 139 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
12 134 (2.84%) Power Platform
13 118 (2.50%) Office 365
14 117 (2.48%) Amazon S3
15 97 (2.06%) OpenShift
16 85 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
17 63 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
18 56 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
18 56 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
19 48 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 167 (3.54%) Firewall
2 121 (2.57%) DNS
3 97 (2.06%) Internet
4 79 (1.68%) VPN
5 71 (1.51%) HTTP
6 69 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 55 (1.17%) WAN
8 50 (1.06%) DHCP
9 42 (0.89%) Network Security
10 41 (0.87%) SAN
11 35 (0.74%) LAN
12 32 (0.68%) Wireless
13 29 (0.62%) SSL
14 27 (0.57%) Skype
15 26 (0.55%) OSPF
16 23 (0.49%) BGP
17 21 (0.45%) FTP
18 20 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
20 12 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 326 (6.92%) NoSQL
3 273 (5.79%) MySQL
4 249 (5.28%) MongoDB
5 229 (4.86%) Big Data
6 169 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 135 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 114 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 109 (2.31%) Hadoop
10 108 (2.29%) Power BI
11 105 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 98 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
13 93 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 85 (1.80%) Data Lake
15 67 (1.42%) Redis
16 66 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
17 59 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
18 57 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
19 56 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 54 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 863 (18.31%) Git (software)
2 814 (17.27%) Jenkins
3 413 (8.76%) JIRA
4 250 (5.30%) Selenium
5 177 (3.76%) Visual Studio
6 171 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 157 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 153 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 147 (3.12%) Cucumber
10 141 (2.99%) GitLab
11 128 (2.72%) Maven
12 98 (2.08%) SpecFlow
13 95 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 95 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
14 93 (1.97%) Bitbucket
15 78 (1.65%) Subversion
16 74 (1.57%) JMeter
17 71 (1.51%) JUnit
17 71 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
18 61 (1.29%) SonarQube
General
1 649 (13.77%) Finance
2 208 (4.41%) Retail
3 128 (2.72%) Banking
4 112 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 106 (2.25%) Law
6 86 (1.82%) Games
7 83 (1.76%) Marketing
8 59 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 49 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 46 (0.98%) Legal
11 36 (0.76%) Electronics
12 35 (0.74%) Local Government
13 32 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.64%) Back Office
15 22 (0.47%) Automotive
16 20 (0.42%) Advertising
17 19 (0.40%) Digital Economy
18 17 (0.36%) Aerospace
19 14 (0.30%) Publishing
20 13 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,442 (30.60%) Developer
2 1,030 (21.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 401 (8.51%) Software Engineer
4 356 (7.55%) .NET Developer
5 314 (6.66%) Senior Developer
6 306 (6.49%) Architect
6 306 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 234 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
8 207 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
9 176 (3.73%) C# Developer
10 155 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
11 148 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
12 146 (3.10%) Java Developer
13 139 (2.95%) Platform Engineer
14 136 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
15 129 (2.74%) Senior DevOps
16 125 (2.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 125 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 121 (2.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 119 (2.52%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,176 (24.95%) .NET
2 608 (12.90%) AngularJS
3 557 (11.82%) HTML
4 547 (11.61%) CSS
5 503 (10.67%) Node.js
6 455 (9.65%) React
7 432 (9.17%) .NET Core
8 431 (9.14%) ASP.NET
9 374 (7.94%) Web Services
10 349 (7.41%) .NET Framework
11 273 (5.79%) REST
12 248 (5.26%) RESTful
13 233 (4.94%) HTML5
14 232 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 228 (4.84%) Spring
16 223 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
17 190 (4.03%) jQuery
18 184 (3.90%) Entity Framework
19 143 (3.03%) JSON
20 129 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 234 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (4.69%) Public Cloud
3 195 (4.14%) User Experience
4 163 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 133 (2.82%) Cloud Native
6 126 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 123 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 115 (2.44%) Data Centre
9 86 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 71 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 45 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
13 41 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 35 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
15 33 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 31 (0.66%) Private Cloud
17 30 (0.64%) Virtual Team
18 26 (0.55%) Clustering
19 23 (0.49%) Internet of Things
19 23 (0.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1,025 (21.75%) Linux
2 631 (13.39%) Windows
3 205 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 179 (3.80%) Unix
5 131 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 105 (2.23%) CentOS
7 79 (1.68%) Android
8 70 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 49 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 40 (0.85%) Debian
11 36 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
12 17 (0.36%) CoreOS
13 15 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.28%) Windows 10
15 12 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.17%) VMS
17 7 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.15%) Mesosphere
18 6 (0.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,481 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 899 (19.07%) Software Engineering
3 833 (17.67%) Scrum
4 742 (15.74%) Microservices
5 732 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
6 675 (14.32%) Test Automation
7 624 (13.24%) TDD
8 431 (9.14%) MVC
9 410 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 397 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 359 (7.62%) Configuration Management
12 355 (7.53%) Infrastructure as Code
13 347 (7.36%) BDD
14 315 (6.68%) Open Source
15 300 (6.37%) SDLC
16 285 (6.05%) OO
17 269 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
18 250 (5.30%) Analytics
19 249 (5.28%) Kanban
20 241 (5.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,276 (27.07%) Python
2 1,174 (24.91%) C#
3 1,170 (24.82%) JavaScript
4 1,063 (22.55%) SQL
5 1,035 (21.96%) Java
6 495 (10.50%) PowerShell
7 482 (10.23%) Bash Shell
8 255 (5.41%) PHP
9 252 (5.35%) TypeScript
10 226 (4.80%) Ruby
11 223 (4.73%) Go
12 216 (4.58%) C++
13 158 (3.35%) Scala
14 137 (2.91%) C
15 126 (2.67%) T-SQL
16 105 (2.23%) Perl
17 92 (1.95%) Shell Script
18 79 (1.68%) Groovy
19 67 (1.42%) Kotlin
20 57 (1.21%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 367 (7.79%) Degree
2 273 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 157 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 123 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 103 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 72 (1.53%) AWS Certification
7 48 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 38 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (0.79%) ISEB
11 29 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (0.51%) CISSP
13 17 (0.36%) CCNA
14 16 (0.34%) CCNP
15 10 (0.21%) CCSP
15 10 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.21%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (0.19%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (5.94%) QA
2 57 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.10%) GDPR
4 39 (0.83%) SLA
5 36 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.32%) NIST
8 12 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.25%) PMO
9 11 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (0.19%) NIST 800
10 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.17%) GxP
12 5 (0.11%) NCSC
13 4 (0.085%) COBIT
13 4 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.064%) HL7
14 3 (0.064%) RMADS
15 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.021%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,194 (25.33%) Docker
2 165 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 129 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.83%) vSphere
6 26 (0.55%) VirtualBox
7 24 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.36%) HDFS
10 14 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.30%) GlusterFS
11 13 (0.28%) XenApp
12 12 (0.25%) KVM
13 11 (0.23%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.19%) vCloud
14 9 (0.19%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.17%) iptables
15 8 (0.17%) Xen
16 6 (0.13%) oVirt
16 6 (0.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 967 (20.52%) Kubernetes
2 733 (15.55%) Terraform
3 713 (15.13%) Ansible
4 442 (9.38%) Puppet
5 349 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
6 64 (1.36%) Prometheus
7 61 (1.29%) Grafana
8 60 (1.27%) Kibana
9 47 (1.00%) Packer
10 41 (0.87%) SCCM
11 38 (0.81%) Nagios
12 37 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (0.70%) logstash
14 28 (0.59%) Rancher
15 25 (0.53%) Consul
16 23 (0.49%) Graphite
17 18 (0.38%) SCOM
18 16 (0.34%) Salt
19 15 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
20 14 (0.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 874 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 280 (5.94%) Oracle
3 250 (5.30%) VMware
4 220 (4.67%) Google
5 114 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 91 (1.93%) Cisco
7 89 (1.89%) IBM
8 85 (1.80%) Atlassian
9 64 (1.36%) Splunk
9 64 (1.36%) Xamarin
10 53 (1.12%) SAP
11 44 (0.93%) Juniper
12 41 (0.87%) HP
12 41 (0.87%) Sitecore
13 40 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (0.76%) New Relic
15 29 (0.62%) CheckPoint
15 29 (0.62%) SaltStack
16 27 (0.57%) Citrix
16 27 (0.57%) ServiceNow