Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 34 65
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31 +40
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 7,250 6,125 4,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.05% 6.52% 4.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.88% 7.14% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,460 4,856 3,411
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,925 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.81% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,888 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £72,500
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 73,358 85,731 89,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.56% 91.32% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 56,784 68,344 72,613
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +21 2,117 £55,000 - 350
North of England +3 1,918 £53,750 +7.50% 359
North West +4 1,088 £55,000 +4.76% 201
South West +20 960 £50,000 - 180
Midlands +39 827 £52,500 -4.55% 175
Yorkshire -4 747 £52,500 +5.00% 125
Scotland +23 645 £50,000 - 124
East of England +6 570 £55,000 -4.35% 178
West Midlands +47 553 £52,500 -8.70% 110
East Midlands +19 272 £50,000 +1.27% 64
Wales -4 137 £50,000 - 53
Northern Ireland +24 90 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North East -6 83 £51,620 +3.24% 33
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3,900 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2,823 (38.94%) Azure
3 2,382 (32.86%) AWS
4 2,060 (28.41%) Linux
5 1,870 (25.79%) Java
6 1,868 (25.77%) Python
7 1,839 (25.37%) Docker
8 1,688 (23.28%) C#
9 1,668 (23.01%) JavaScript
10 1,635 (22.55%) .NET
11 1,506 (20.77%) SQL
12 1,476 (20.36%) Git (software)
13 1,456 (20.08%) Jenkins
14 1,414 (19.50%) Software Engineering
15 1,375 (18.97%) Kubernetes
16 1,351 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
17 1,282 (17.68%) Microsoft
18 1,246 (17.19%) Scrum
19 1,238 (17.08%) Test Automation
20 1,201 (16.57%) Ansible
21 1,067 (14.72%) TDD
22 1,043 (14.39%) Finance
23 999 (13.78%) Terraform
24 990 (13.66%) Microservices
25 988 (13.63%) Windows
26 973 (13.42%) Puppet
27 927 (12.79%) SQL Server
28 835 (11.52%) AngularJS
29 785 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
30 777 (10.72%) Opscode Chef

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
1 340 (4.69%) Confluence
2 213 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 198 (2.73%) Apache
4 179 (2.47%) IIS
5 130 (1.79%) nginx
6 129 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 126 (1.74%) JBoss
8 123 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 114 (1.57%) CMS
10 113 (1.56%) OpenStack
11 91 (1.26%) Apache Spark
12 66 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
13 60 (0.83%) WebLogic
14 57 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
15 54 (0.74%) Umbraco
16 49 (0.68%) WebSphere
17 38 (0.52%) Drupal
18 32 (0.44%) WordPress
19 30 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
20 26 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 39 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.055%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.055%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.041%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.041%) SPSS
9 2 (0.028%) HipChat
9 2 (0.028%) InDesign
10 1 (0.014%) Stata
Business Applications
1 86 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 14 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 13 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.11%) nopCommerce
7 7 (0.097%) Magento
7 7 (0.097%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.041%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.028%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.028%) SDL Web 8
11 1 (0.014%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.014%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2,823 (38.94%) Azure
2 2,382 (32.86%) AWS
3 710 (9.79%) GCP
4 447 (6.17%) SaaS
5 321 (4.43%) PaaS
6 302 (4.17%) Serverless
7 301 (4.15%) IaaS
8 268 (3.70%) GitHub
9 233 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 225 (3.10%) Office 365
11 186 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
12 158 (2.18%) Amazon S3
13 150 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
14 126 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
15 113 (1.56%) Power Platform
16 107 (1.48%) OpenShift
17 88 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
18 85 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
19 78 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 76 (1.05%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 282 (3.89%) Firewall
2 227 (3.13%) DNS
3 198 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 168 (2.32%) Internet
5 113 (1.56%) DHCP
5 113 (1.56%) HTTP
6 100 (1.38%) VPN
7 98 (1.35%) Network Security
8 69 (0.95%) Wireless
9 66 (0.91%) SSL
10 53 (0.73%) WAN
11 50 (0.69%) SAN
12 42 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (0.58%) LAN
13 39 (0.54%) VLAN
14 37 (0.51%) MPLS
15 36 (0.50%) BGP
16 35 (0.48%) IPsec
16 35 (0.48%) OSPF
17 32 (0.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 927 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 471 (6.50%) MySQL
3 428 (5.90%) MongoDB
4 355 (4.90%) Big Data
5 340 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 277 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 241 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
8 162 (2.23%) Hadoop
9 142 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
10 133 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 125 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
12 119 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 112 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 112 (1.54%) Redis
14 100 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 98 (1.35%) Power BI
16 97 (1.34%) RDBMS
17 90 (1.24%) Data Lake
18 80 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
19 68 (0.94%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,476 (20.36%) Git (software)
2 1,456 (20.08%) Jenkins
3 734 (10.12%) JIRA
4 441 (6.08%) Selenium
5 371 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 362 (4.99%) Visual Studio
7 337 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 322 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 285 (3.93%) Maven
10 252 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 249 (3.43%) Cucumber
12 223 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 208 (2.87%) Subversion
14 188 (2.59%) GitLab
15 161 (2.22%) Bitbucket
16 148 (2.04%) JUnit
17 127 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
18 115 (1.59%) SpecFlow
19 113 (1.56%) JMeter
20 101 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 1,043 (14.39%) Finance
2 490 (6.76%) Retail
3 331 (4.57%) Banking
4 282 (3.89%) Public Sector
5 215 (2.97%) Marketing
6 130 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 130 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 102 (1.41%) Games
8 78 (1.08%) Electronics
9 63 (0.87%) Legal
10 51 (0.70%) Automotive
11 45 (0.62%) Local Government
12 33 (0.46%) Advertising
13 23 (0.32%) Back Office
13 23 (0.32%) Law
14 21 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.28%) Billing
16 17 (0.23%) Publishing
17 16 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,032 (28.03%) Developer
2 1,652 (22.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 702 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 497 (6.86%) .NET Developer
5 490 (6.76%) Architect
6 456 (6.29%) Software Developer
7 444 (6.12%) Senior Developer
8 358 (4.94%) Java Developer
9 352 (4.86%) Senior DevOps
10 304 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 302 (4.17%) C# Developer
12 271 (3.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 249 (3.43%) AWS Engineer
14 218 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
15 209 (2.88%) Analyst
16 205 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
17 195 (2.69%) Consultant
18 193 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
19 185 (2.55%) AWS DevOps
19 185 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,635 (22.55%) .NET
2 835 (11.52%) AngularJS
3 758 (10.46%) HTML
4 749 (10.33%) CSS
5 678 (9.35%) Node.js
6 674 (9.30%) ASP.NET
7 647 (8.92%) Web Services
8 639 (8.81%) React
9 488 (6.73%) .NET Framework
10 470 (6.48%) .NET Core
11 423 (5.83%) RESTful
12 400 (5.52%) Spring
13 387 (5.34%) REST
14 358 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
15 354 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 350 (4.83%) jQuery
17 339 (4.68%) JSON
18 263 (3.63%) HTML5
19 225 (3.10%) Kafka
20 217 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 362 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 351 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
3 331 (4.57%) Public Cloud
4 271 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 233 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 226 (3.12%) User Experience
7 220 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 167 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 157 (2.17%) Cloud Native
10 155 (2.14%) Management Information System
11 135 (1.86%) Smartphone
12 111 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
13 102 (1.41%) Replication
14 95 (1.31%) Private Cloud
15 85 (1.17%) Algorithms
16 82 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
17 71 (0.98%) Virtual Team
18 65 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
19 63 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
20 62 (0.86%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2,060 (28.41%) Linux
2 988 (13.63%) Windows
3 422 (5.82%) Unix
4 347 (4.79%) Windows Server
5 232 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 231 (3.19%) CentOS
7 156 (2.15%) Android
8 132 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 92 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 90 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 63 (0.87%) Debian
12 35 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (0.44%) SUSE
14 28 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 28 (0.39%) Solaris
15 25 (0.34%) Tizen
16 21 (0.29%) VMS
17 20 (0.28%) CatOS
18 15 (0.21%) AIX
19 13 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,900 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,414 (19.50%) Software Engineering
3 1,351 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
4 1,246 (17.19%) Scrum
5 1,238 (17.08%) Test Automation
6 1,067 (14.72%) TDD
7 990 (13.66%) Microservices
8 785 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
9 773 (10.66%) Mentoring
10 736 (10.15%) Open Source
11 703 (9.70%) SDLC
12 691 (9.53%) MVC
13 639 (8.81%) Configuration Management
14 637 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
15 539 (7.43%) BDD
16 504 (6.95%) Infrastructure as Code
17 473 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
18 438 (6.04%) Computer Science
19 422 (5.82%) Analytics
20 412 (5.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,870 (25.79%) Java
2 1,868 (25.77%) Python
3 1,688 (23.28%) C#
4 1,668 (23.01%) JavaScript
5 1,506 (20.77%) SQL
6 678 (9.35%) Bash Shell
7 661 (9.12%) PowerShell
8 538 (7.42%) Ruby
9 537 (7.41%) C++
10 374 (5.16%) PHP
11 364 (5.02%) C
12 273 (3.77%) Go
13 261 (3.60%) Perl
14 238 (3.28%) TypeScript
15 175 (2.41%) Shell Script
16 173 (2.39%) T-SQL
17 172 (2.37%) Java 8
18 152 (2.10%) Scala
19 101 (1.39%) Groovy
20 87 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 665 (9.17%) Degree
2 390 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 260 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 201 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 157 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 98 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 76 (1.05%) AWS Certification
8 63 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (0.84%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.59%) CCNP
10 43 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (0.57%) HND
12 40 (0.55%) ISEB
13 37 (0.51%) RHCE
14 35 (0.48%) CISSP
15 27 (0.37%) CCNA
16 26 (0.36%) MCSE
17 21 (0.29%) CEH
18 20 (0.28%) DBS Check
19 19 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (8.47%) QA
2 140 (1.93%) SLA
3 134 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (1.31%) GDPR
5 63 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.30%) NIST
8 21 (0.29%) COBIT
8 21 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 19 (0.26%) ISO 22301
10 14 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.14%) PMO
12 6 (0.083%) ISAE 3402
12 6 (0.083%) ISO 31000
12 6 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.069%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.055%) SEPA
14 4 (0.055%) WCAG
15 3 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,839 (25.37%) Docker
2 268 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 213 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 102 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (0.79%) vSphere
7 43 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.41%) KVM
9 24 (0.33%) oVirt
9 24 (0.33%) RHEV
10 22 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 21 (0.29%) VirtualBox
12 20 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 18 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (0.19%) Xen
15 12 (0.17%) iptables
15 12 (0.17%) NFS
16 11 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,375 (18.97%) Kubernetes
2 1,201 (16.57%) Ansible
3 999 (13.78%) Terraform
4 973 (13.42%) Puppet
5 777 (10.72%) Opscode Chef
6 146 (2.01%) Prometheus
7 121 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
8 117 (1.61%) Kibana
9 112 (1.54%) Nagios
10 92 (1.27%) Grafana
11 83 (1.14%) Packer
12 62 (0.86%) Salt
13 59 (0.81%) SCCM
14 58 (0.80%) Consul
15 55 (0.76%) logstash
16 45 (0.62%) ZABBIX
17 36 (0.50%) HAProxy
18 35 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
19 30 (0.41%) Graphite
20 27 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,282 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 579 (7.99%) Google
3 451 (6.22%) Oracle
4 380 (5.24%) VMware
5 269 (3.71%) Red Hat
6 173 (2.39%) IBM
7 139 (1.92%) SAP
8 133 (1.83%) Splunk
9 131 (1.81%) Cisco
10 116 (1.60%) Atlassian
11 98 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 90 (1.24%) Sitecore
13 58 (0.80%) ServiceNow
14 57 (0.79%) Rackspace
15 56 (0.77%) Citrix
16 55 (0.76%) hybris
17 54 (0.74%) Informatica
18 49 (0.68%) AppDynamics
18 49 (0.68%) Xamarin
19 48 (0.66%) New Relic