Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 37 73
Rank change year-on-year +13 +36 +63
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 6,701 6,040 3,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.18% 6.12% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.95% 6.69% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,994 4,746 2,975
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,625 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%

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 74,908 90,248 88,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.44% 91.39% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 57,640 72,833 72,368
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 23 May 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 23 May 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
North of England +10 2,061 £52,500 - 290
South East +23 1,952 £57,500 +4.55% 221
North West +9 1,134 £55,000 - 171
Yorkshire +13 838 £50,000 -4.76% 97
South West +9 719 £51,750 +8.95% 94
Midlands +29 705 £52,500 -4.55% 119
East of England +11 582 £55,000 -8.33% 130
Scotland +11 476 £47,500 +3.26% 86
West Midlands +65 472 £52,500 -8.70% 79
East Midlands -5 232 £55,000 - 40
Wales +10 128 £47,500 +5.56% 14
North East +12 92 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Northern Ireland +18 91 £50,000 +17.65% 20
Isle of Man +4 5 £55,000 +22.22%
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 3,579 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2,576 (38.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2,352 (35.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2,164 (32.29%) Linux
5 1,873 (27.95%) Java
6 1,843 (27.50%) Python
7 1,797 (26.82%) Docker
8 1,518 (22.65%) Jenkins
9 1,486 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
10 1,450 (21.64%) C#
11 1,405 (20.97%) SQL
12 1,403 (20.94%) JavaScript
13 1,368 (20.41%) Git (software)
14 1,362 (20.33%) .NET
15 1,326 (19.79%) Software Engineering
16 1,294 (19.31%) Ansible
17 1,236 (18.45%) Microsoft
18 1,144 (17.07%) Kubernetes
19 1,082 (16.15%) Windows
20 1,068 (15.94%) Puppet
21 1,057 (15.77%) Test Automation
22 1,001 (14.94%) Scrum
23 985 (14.70%) TDD
24 955 (14.25%) Finance
25 936 (13.97%) Terraform
26 813 (12.13%) SQL Server
27 798 (11.91%) Configuration Management
28 766 (11.43%) Microservices
29 750 (11.19%) Mentoring
30 748 (11.16%) Open Source

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
1 296 (4.42%) Confluence
2 224 (3.34%) Apache
3 217 (3.24%) IIS
4 211 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
5 146 (2.18%) Apache Spark
6 127 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 119 (1.78%) nginx
8 116 (1.73%) SharePoint
9 107 (1.60%) JBoss
10 87 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 82 (1.22%) OpenStack
12 71 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 56 (0.84%) CMS
14 55 (0.82%) WebSphere
15 40 (0.60%) Umbraco
16 34 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
17 28 (0.42%) MS Exchange
18 27 (0.40%) SAS
19 26 (0.39%) Drupal
20 25 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 48 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.39%) Chatbot
3 23 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.22%) Fireworks
4 15 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.12%) Adobe XD
5 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.090%) HipChat
7 4 (0.060%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.045%) ArchiCAD
8 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.045%) MicroStation
8 3 (0.045%) Revit
9 2 (0.030%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.030%) SPSS
10 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.015%) Stata
10 1 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 32 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.19%) Magento
4 12 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 12 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.12%) nopCommerce
5 8 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 7 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.060%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.045%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.030%) Exstream
11 2 (0.030%) GoldMine
11 2 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2,576 (38.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2,352 (35.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 625 (9.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 466 (6.95%) SaaS
5 337 (5.03%) PaaS
6 312 (4.66%) GitHub
7 309 (4.61%) IaaS
8 293 (4.37%) Serverless
9 274 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 237 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
11 211 (3.15%) Amazon S3
12 205 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
13 163 (2.43%) Office 365
14 160 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
15 122 (1.82%) OpenShift
16 97 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
17 92 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 77 (1.15%) Power Platform
19 71 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 68 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 269 (4.01%) DNS
2 265 (3.95%) Firewall
3 212 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 182 (2.72%) Internet
5 151 (2.25%) HTTP
6 128 (1.91%) Network Security
7 127 (1.90%) DHCP
8 96 (1.43%) VPN
9 78 (1.16%) SSL
10 68 (1.01%) SAN
10 68 (1.01%) WAN
11 54 (0.81%) VLAN
12 53 (0.79%) LAN
13 52 (0.78%) Wireless
14 39 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (0.52%) MPLS
16 32 (0.48%) SNMP
17 30 (0.45%) BGP
18 26 (0.39%) Ethernet
19 25 (0.37%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 813 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 470 (7.01%) NoSQL
3 434 (6.48%) MySQL
4 423 (6.31%) MongoDB
5 393 (5.86%) Big Data
6 296 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 256 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
8 218 (3.25%) Hadoop
9 179 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
10 154 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 128 (1.91%) Redis
12 123 (1.84%) Neo4j
13 113 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 100 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 80 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 78 (1.16%) RDBMS
17 77 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 76 (1.13%) Apache Hive
19 72 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
20 71 (1.06%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,518 (22.65%) Jenkins
2 1,368 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 629 (9.39%) JIRA
4 383 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 376 (5.61%) Selenium
6 375 (5.60%) TeamCity
7 324 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 304 (4.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 302 (4.51%) Maven
10 283 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 280 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 248 (3.70%) GitLab
13 208 (3.10%) Cucumber
14 185 (2.76%) Subversion
15 159 (2.37%) Bitbucket
16 146 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
17 125 (1.87%) Vagrant
18 122 (1.82%) Gradle
19 121 (1.81%) JUnit
20 117 (1.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 955 (14.25%) Finance
2 439 (6.55%) Retail
3 224 (3.34%) Banking
4 139 (2.07%) Marketing
5 117 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 105 (1.57%) Games
6 105 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 54 (0.81%) Local Government
8 45 (0.67%) Legal
9 43 (0.64%) Law
10 42 (0.63%) Electronics
11 37 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.52%) Automotive
13 34 (0.51%) Publishing
14 32 (0.48%) Billing
15 31 (0.46%) Advertising
16 22 (0.33%) Back Office
17 21 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 19 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,783 (26.61%) Developer
2 1,635 (24.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 550 (8.21%) Software Engineer
4 470 (7.01%) Architect
5 454 (6.78%) .NET Developer
6 399 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 362 (5.40%) C# Developer
8 349 (5.21%) Software Developer
9 342 (5.10%) Java Developer
10 317 (4.73%) Cloud Engineer
11 298 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
12 284 (4.24%) Senior DevOps
13 275 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
14 246 (3.67%) AWS DevOps
15 235 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
16 234 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 227 (3.39%) Java Engineer
18 222 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 217 (3.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 214 (3.19%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,362 (20.33%) .NET
2 729 (10.88%) Web Services
3 633 (9.45%) Node.js
4 627 (9.36%) AngularJS
5 590 (8.80%) ASP.NET
6 575 (8.58%) HTML
7 553 (8.25%) CSS
8 479 (7.15%) React
9 417 (6.22%) Spring
10 371 (5.54%) RESTful
11 369 (5.51%) REST
12 341 (5.09%) .NET Framework
13 327 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 304 (4.54%) .NET Core
15 297 (4.43%) JSON
16 242 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 242 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
16 242 (3.61%) XML
17 238 (3.55%) jQuery
18 234 (3.49%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 366 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
2 346 (5.16%) Public Cloud
3 311 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 299 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 288 (4.30%) Fintech
6 267 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
7 222 (3.31%) Data Centre
8 201 (3.00%) User Experience
9 198 (2.95%) Mobile App
10 158 (2.36%) Cloud Native
10 158 (2.36%) Management Information System
11 138 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 130 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
13 100 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 97 (1.45%) Private Cloud
15 95 (1.42%) Internet of Things
16 87 (1.30%) Replication
17 69 (1.03%) PKI
18 60 (0.90%) Smartphone
19 54 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,164 (32.29%) Linux
2 1,082 (16.15%) Windows
3 520 (7.76%) Unix
4 346 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 255 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 247 (3.69%) CentOS
7 202 (3.01%) Android
8 153 (2.28%) Ubuntu
9 91 (1.36%) Apple iOS
10 76 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 74 (1.10%) Debian
12 54 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (0.51%) DC/OS
14 33 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 32 (0.48%) AIX
16 31 (0.46%) Solaris
17 28 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.31%) Windows 10
19 19 (0.28%) SUSE
20 16 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,579 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,486 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
3 1,326 (19.79%) Software Engineering
4 1,057 (15.77%) Test Automation
5 1,001 (14.94%) Scrum
6 985 (14.70%) TDD
7 798 (11.91%) Configuration Management
8 766 (11.43%) Microservices
9 750 (11.19%) Mentoring
10 748 (11.16%) Open Source
11 723 (10.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 701 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
13 631 (9.42%) MVC
14 550 (8.21%) SDLC
15 508 (7.58%) Analytics
16 497 (7.42%) Infrastructure as Code
17 472 (7.04%) BDD
18 461 (6.88%) Deployment Automation
19 415 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
20 400 (5.97%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,873 (27.95%) Java
2 1,843 (27.50%) Python
3 1,450 (21.64%) C#
4 1,405 (20.97%) SQL
5 1,403 (20.94%) JavaScript
6 698 (10.42%) Bash Shell
7 660 (9.85%) PowerShell
8 520 (7.76%) Ruby
9 499 (7.45%) C++
10 380 (5.67%) PHP
11 321 (4.79%) C
12 285 (4.25%) Perl
13 275 (4.10%) Go
14 234 (3.49%) Scala
15 200 (2.98%) Java 8
16 194 (2.90%) Shell Script
17 142 (2.12%) T-SQL
18 129 (1.93%) TypeScript
19 113 (1.69%) PL/SQL
20 91 (1.36%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 635 (9.48%) Degree
2 437 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 303 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 206 (3.07%) DV Cleared
5 194 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 108 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 107 (1.60%) AWS Certification
8 70 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 64 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 59 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (0.69%) ISEB
12 45 (0.67%) CISSP
13 44 (0.66%) RHCE
14 37 (0.55%) CCNP
15 27 (0.40%) CCNA
16 26 (0.39%) RHCSA
17 20 (0.30%) MCSA
17 20 (0.30%) MCSE
18 19 (0.28%) CISM
18 19 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (6.27%) QA
2 118 (1.76%) SLA
3 117 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 114 (1.70%) GDPR
5 66 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 22 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 17 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.18%) PMO
12 10 (0.15%) GAMP
13 8 (0.12%) COBIT
14 7 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
14 7 (0.10%) ISO 31000
14 7 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 5 (0.075%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.075%) WCAG
16 3 (0.045%) HL7
16 3 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,797 (26.82%) Docker
2 299 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 197 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 167 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
6 76 (1.13%) VirtualBox
7 72 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 65 (0.97%) vSphere
9 46 (0.69%) XenApp
10 37 (0.55%) KVM
11 31 (0.46%) HDFS
11 31 (0.46%) oVirt
12 28 (0.42%) RHEV
13 27 (0.40%) Apache Flume
14 23 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
15 19 (0.28%) VMware NSX
16 18 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 16 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 16 (0.24%) Firmware
17 16 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,294 (19.31%) Ansible
2 1,144 (17.07%) Kubernetes
3 1,068 (15.94%) Puppet
4 936 (13.97%) Terraform
5 745 (11.12%) Opscode Chef
6 117 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
7 114 (1.70%) Prometheus
8 107 (1.60%) Packer
9 101 (1.51%) Kibana
10 95 (1.42%) Nagios
11 94 (1.40%) Salt
12 86 (1.28%) Grafana
13 73 (1.09%) Consul
14 43 (0.64%) CFEngine
15 40 (0.60%) logstash
15 40 (0.60%) ZABBIX
16 39 (0.58%) vCenter Server
17 38 (0.57%) Graphite
18 34 (0.51%) Opsview
19 31 (0.46%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 1,236 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 524 (7.82%) Google
3 469 (7.00%) VMware
4 453 (6.76%) Oracle
5 314 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 163 (2.43%) Splunk
7 116 (1.73%) Atlassian
8 109 (1.63%) Cisco
8 109 (1.63%) IBM
9 97 (1.45%) SAP
10 84 (1.25%) New Relic
11 82 (1.22%) Citrix
12 78 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
13 77 (1.15%) Xamarin
14 62 (0.93%) Rackspace
15 61 (0.91%) AppDynamics
16 53 (0.79%) Cloudera
17 46 (0.69%) ServiceNow
18 45 (0.67%) Dynatrace
19 43 (0.64%) HP