Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 33 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25 +38
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 6,926 6,135 4,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.16% 6.92% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 7.54% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,465 4,853 3,786
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,486 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 69,048 81,324 92,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.31% 91.74% 91.23%
Number of salaries quoted 54,254 63,948 74,789
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,331 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.32% +4.66% +4.17%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 +17 2,063 £57,250 +4.09% 335
North of England 0 1,789 £55,000 +10.00% 422
North West +2 998 £55,000 - 221
South West +25 937 £50,000 -4.76% 166
Midlands +30 845 £50,000 -9.09% 225
Yorkshire +2 704 £55,000 +10.00% 176
West Midlands +31 593 £52,500 -4.55% 155
Scotland +16 547 £50,000 - 121
East of England +9 521 £55,000 -4.35% 179
East Midlands +25 250 £47,500 -7.32% 70
Wales +3 194 £50,000 -4.76% 52
North East -4 86 £50,000 -7.34% 25
Northern Ireland +16 60 £55,000 +10.00% 10
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 3,676 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2,735 (39.49%) Azure
3 2,196 (31.71%) AWS
4 1,707 (24.65%) Docker
5 1,703 (24.59%) Linux
6 1,684 (24.31%) C#
7 1,674 (24.17%) Python
8 1,665 (24.04%) JavaScript
9 1,627 (23.49%) .NET
10 1,568 (22.64%) Java
11 1,349 (19.48%) SQL
12 1,299 (18.76%) Git (software)
13 1,285 (18.55%) Jenkins
14 1,284 (18.54%) Kubernetes
15 1,238 (17.87%) Microsoft
16 1,228 (17.73%) Software Engineering
17 1,196 (17.27%) Scrum
18 1,187 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
19 1,163 (16.79%) Test Automation
20 1,084 (15.65%) Ansible
21 1,060 (15.30%) Finance
22 1,026 (14.81%) SQL Server
23 984 (14.21%) TDD
24 939 (13.56%) Windows
25 938 (13.54%) Microservices
26 919 (13.27%) Terraform
27 854 (12.33%) AngularJS
28 838 (12.10%) CSS
29 806 (11.64%) HTML
30 791 (11.42%) 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
1 319 (4.61%) Confluence
2 175 (2.53%) Apache
3 160 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 156 (2.25%) IIS
5 136 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 107 (1.54%) CMS
7 101 (1.46%) JBoss
8 91 (1.31%) OpenStack
8 91 (1.31%) Tomcat
9 84 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 81 (1.17%) nginx
11 63 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 51 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 51 (0.74%) Umbraco
13 40 (0.58%) WordPress
14 34 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 31 (0.45%) Drupal
15 31 (0.45%) MS Exchange
16 29 (0.42%) EPiServer
17 28 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 51 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.058%) HipChat
10 3 (0.043%) Gliffy
11 2 (0.029%) InDesign
11 2 (0.029%) SPSS
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.014%) InVision
12 1 (0.014%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 102 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 14 (0.20%) Magento
5 11 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 10 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.10%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.058%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 3 (0.043%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.043%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.029%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.029%) SDL Web 8
13 1 (0.014%) Oracle Cash Management
13 1 (0.014%) Revive Adserver
13 1 (0.014%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,735 (39.49%) Azure
2 2,196 (31.71%) AWS
3 610 (8.81%) GCP
4 396 (5.72%) SaaS
5 311 (4.49%) PaaS
6 305 (4.40%) IaaS
7 287 (4.14%) Serverless
8 255 (3.68%) GitHub
9 252 (3.64%) Office 365
10 249 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 161 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
12 136 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
13 134 (1.93%) Amazon S3
14 126 (1.82%) Power Platform
15 108 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 96 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
17 89 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
18 76 (1.10%) Slack
19 73 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
20 71 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 259 (3.74%) Firewall
2 213 (3.08%) DNS
3 178 (2.57%) TCP/IP
4 129 (1.86%) Internet
5 93 (1.34%) DHCP
6 85 (1.23%) VPN
7 71 (1.03%) HTTP
8 65 (0.94%) Wireless
9 58 (0.84%) Network Security
10 55 (0.79%) SSL
11 48 (0.69%) WAN
12 39 (0.56%) LAN
13 30 (0.43%) VLAN
14 27 (0.39%) BGP
15 26 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (0.30%) OSPF
16 21 (0.30%) SAN
17 16 (0.23%) DMZ
17 16 (0.23%) HTTPS
17 16 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,026 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 390 (5.63%) MySQL
3 344 (4.97%) MongoDB
4 300 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 289 (4.17%) Big Data
6 241 (3.48%) Relational Database
7 194 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
8 136 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 132 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 120 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 117 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 116 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
13 114 (1.65%) Power BI
14 111 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
15 99 (1.43%) RDBMS
16 90 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 76 (1.10%) Redis
17 76 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
18 71 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
19 70 (1.01%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,299 (18.76%) Git (software)
2 1,285 (18.55%) Jenkins
3 730 (10.54%) JIRA
4 450 (6.50%) Selenium
5 317 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 285 (4.11%) TeamCity
7 272 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 255 (3.68%) Maven
9 250 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 249 (3.60%) Visual Studio
11 242 (3.49%) Cucumber
12 186 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 175 (2.53%) Subversion
14 154 (2.22%) GitLab
15 142 (2.05%) Bitbucket
15 142 (2.05%) JUnit
16 119 (1.72%) JMeter
17 99 (1.43%) WebDriver
18 96 (1.39%) Ant
19 93 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,060 (15.30%) Finance
2 380 (5.49%) Retail
3 265 (3.83%) Public Sector
4 229 (3.31%) Banking
5 188 (2.71%) Marketing
6 112 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 98 (1.41%) Electronics
8 95 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 57 (0.82%) Automotive
10 56 (0.81%) Games
10 56 (0.81%) Legal
11 43 (0.62%) Law
12 32 (0.46%) Advertising
13 29 (0.42%) Local Government
14 23 (0.33%) Military
15 15 (0.22%) Back Office
15 15 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.16%) Publishing
18 5 (0.072%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 1,972 (28.47%) Developer
2 1,542 (22.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 594 (8.58%) Software Engineer
4 463 (6.68%) Senior Developer
5 460 (6.64%) .NET Developer
6 416 (6.01%) Software Developer
7 415 (5.99%) Architect
8 298 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 291 (4.20%) Senior DevOps
10 286 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 271 (3.91%) C# Developer
12 261 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
13 244 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
14 227 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 218 (3.15%) Azure Engineer
16 212 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 210 (3.03%) Consultant
18 200 (2.89%) Analyst
19 179 (2.58%) Azure DevOps
20 173 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,627 (23.49%) .NET
2 854 (12.33%) AngularJS
3 838 (12.10%) CSS
4 806 (11.64%) HTML
5 660 (9.53%) Web Services
6 645 (9.31%) ASP.NET
7 640 (9.24%) React
8 608 (8.78%) Node.js
9 500 (7.22%) .NET Core
10 459 (6.63%) .NET Framework
11 397 (5.73%) REST
12 393 (5.67%) RESTful
13 374 (5.40%) jQuery
14 373 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 358 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
16 355 (5.13%) Spring
17 319 (4.61%) JSON
18 253 (3.65%) HTML5
19 200 (2.89%) Entity Framework
20 199 (2.87%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 353 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
2 314 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 299 (4.32%) Public Cloud
4 224 (3.23%) User Experience
5 222 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
6 194 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 177 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 173 (2.50%) Data Centre
9 153 (2.21%) Cloud Native
10 114 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 107 (1.54%) Private Cloud
12 105 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
13 70 (1.01%) Replication
14 64 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
15 62 (0.90%) Smartphone
16 59 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 58 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
18 57 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
19 53 (0.77%) Robotics
20 50 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,703 (24.59%) Linux
2 939 (13.56%) Windows
3 342 (4.94%) Unix
4 322 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 183 (2.64%) CentOS
6 169 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 110 (1.59%) Android
8 96 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (1.26%) Apple iOS
10 83 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 61 (0.88%) Debian
12 30 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 30 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 24 (0.35%) VMS
15 22 (0.32%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.23%) AIX
17 15 (0.22%) Tizen
18 13 (0.19%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,676 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,228 (17.73%) Software Engineering
3 1,196 (17.27%) Scrum
4 1,187 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1,163 (16.79%) Test Automation
6 984 (14.21%) TDD
7 938 (13.54%) Microservices
8 687 (9.92%) MVC
9 677 (9.77%) Mentoring
10 631 (9.11%) SDLC
11 592 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
12 550 (7.94%) BDD
13 549 (7.93%) Configuration Management
14 547 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 519 (7.49%) Open Source
16 447 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
17 419 (6.05%) OO
18 401 (5.79%) ITIL
19 359 (5.18%) Computer Science
20 357 (5.15%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,684 (24.31%) C#
2 1,674 (24.17%) Python
3 1,665 (24.04%) JavaScript
4 1,568 (22.64%) Java
5 1,349 (19.48%) SQL
6 703 (10.15%) PowerShell
7 637 (9.20%) Bash Shell
8 419 (6.05%) C++
9 395 (5.70%) Ruby
10 390 (5.63%) PHP
11 294 (4.24%) C
12 218 (3.15%) TypeScript
13 191 (2.76%) Perl
14 190 (2.74%) Go
15 172 (2.48%) Shell Script
16 161 (2.32%) Java 8
17 158 (2.28%) T-SQL
18 114 (1.65%) Scala
19 89 (1.29%) Kotlin
20 85 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 564 (8.14%) Degree
2 409 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 265 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 166 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 164 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 111 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 82 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 68 (0.98%) AWS Certification
9 55 (0.79%) ISEB
10 44 (0.64%) MCSE
11 36 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (0.36%) DBS Check
13 25 (0.36%) HND
14 23 (0.33%) MCSA
15 22 (0.32%) CEH
16 21 (0.30%) RHCE
17 18 (0.26%) CCNP
18 16 (0.23%) Master's Degree
19 15 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (8.23%) QA
2 111 (1.60%) SLA
3 78 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (0.97%) GDPR
5 38 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 30 (0.43%) NIST
8 22 (0.32%) COBIT
9 21 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.13%) PMO
12 7 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.072%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.058%) SEPA
15 3 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.043%) TickIT
16 2 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 17025
16 2 (0.029%) WCAG
17 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 1 (0.014%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1,707 (24.65%) Docker
2 304 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 214 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 82 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (0.82%) vSphere
7 27 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.26%) oVirt
8 18 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 17 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 16 (0.23%) RHEV
11 14 (0.20%) XenApp
12 13 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.17%) NFS
13 12 (0.17%) vCloud
14 11 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.14%) Ceph
15 10 (0.14%) LXC
16 9 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,284 (18.54%) Kubernetes
2 1,084 (15.65%) Ansible
3 919 (13.27%) Terraform
4 791 (11.42%) Puppet
5 588 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
6 103 (1.49%) Prometheus
7 78 (1.13%) Nagios
7 78 (1.13%) SCCM
8 77 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
9 73 (1.05%) Kibana
10 72 (1.04%) Grafana
10 72 (1.04%) Packer
11 44 (0.64%) ZABBIX
12 41 (0.59%) logstash
13 40 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
13 40 (0.58%) Salt
14 36 (0.52%) HAProxy
14 36 (0.52%) SCOM
15 33 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
16 32 (0.46%) Consul
Vendors
1 1,238 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 484 (6.99%) Google
3 411 (5.93%) Oracle
4 345 (4.98%) VMware
5 204 (2.95%) Red Hat
6 133 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 129 (1.86%) IBM
8 110 (1.59%) SAP
9 106 (1.53%) Cisco
10 86 (1.24%) Splunk
11 83 (1.20%) Sitecore
12 82 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 67 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 65 (0.94%) HP
15 60 (0.87%) hybris
16 43 (0.62%) Xamarin
17 40 (0.58%) Citrix
18 36 (0.52%) Dynatrace
19 34 (0.49%) Rackspace
20 33 (0.48%) Micro Focus