Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 21 34
Rank change year-on-year +10 +13 +31
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 3,647 7,351 6,173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.23% 9.02% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.37% 9.84% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,451 5,953 5,176
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £75,625
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +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 25,374 74,674 86,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.03% 91.64% 91.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20,438 57,818 68,853
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 1,022 £60,000 +4.35% 183
North of England +7 997 £55,000 +4.76% 322
Midlands +15 524 £54,500 +0.93% 126
North West +4 517 £55,000 - 193
South West +15 494 £55,000 +10.00% 124
Yorkshire +9 395 £52,500 - 90
West Midlands +15 357 £54,500 +0.27% 88
Scotland 0 227 £53,500 +7.00% 57
East of England +6 213 £57,500 +4.55% 81
East Midlands +19 167 £55,000 - 38
Wales +20 159 £45,000 -8.16% 32
North East +20 85 £47,500 -5.00% 39
Northern Ireland -21 19 £45,000 -25.00% 8
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,860 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,752 (48.04%) Azure
3 1,208 (33.12%) AWS
4 1,012 (27.75%) Docker
5 994 (27.26%) Python
6 949 (26.02%) .NET
7 948 (25.99%) C#
8 926 (25.39%) JavaScript
9 898 (24.62%) SQL
10 790 (21.66%) Linux
11 764 (20.95%) Kubernetes
12 711 (19.50%) Java
12 711 (19.50%) Git (software)
13 698 (19.14%) Software Engineering
14 693 (19.00%) Microservices
15 687 (18.84%) Terraform
16 663 (18.18%) Scrum
17 614 (16.84%) Microsoft
18 603 (16.53%) Jenkins
19 549 (15.05%) SQL Server
19 549 (15.05%) Test Automation
20 523 (14.34%) Ansible
21 489 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
22 473 (12.97%) HTML
23 467 (12.81%) Finance
24 463 (12.70%) CSS
25 461 (12.64%) AngularJS
26 419 (11.49%) Windows
27 404 (11.08%) TDD
28 389 (10.67%) React

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
1 144 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 140 (3.84%) Confluence
3 111 (3.04%) Apache
4 105 (2.88%) Apache Spark
5 83 (2.28%) IIS
6 73 (2.00%) CMS
7 66 (1.81%) SharePoint
8 51 (1.40%) NServiceBus
9 38 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.90%) OpenStack
11 29 (0.80%) Umbraco
12 22 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.52%) JBoss
13 19 (0.52%) WordPress
14 15 (0.41%) EPiServer
15 14 (0.38%) nginx
15 14 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.33%) Jadu
17 11 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
17 11 (0.30%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 30 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.11%) InVision
6 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.082%) Sketch
8 1 (0.027%) Mingle
8 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.47%) Magento
3 15 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 13 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.055%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.055%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.055%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.055%) Shopify
10 1 (0.027%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,752 (48.04%) Azure
2 1,208 (33.12%) AWS
3 313 (8.58%) GCP
4 306 (8.39%) SaaS
5 269 (7.38%) Serverless
6 189 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
7 187 (5.13%) PaaS
8 181 (4.96%) GitHub
9 165 (4.52%) IaaS
10 146 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 110 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
12 108 (2.96%) Amazon S3
13 106 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
14 102 (2.80%) Power Platform
15 84 (2.30%) Office 365
16 75 (2.06%) OpenShift
17 46 (1.26%) Stackdriver
18 44 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
19 41 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 39 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (2.71%) Firewall
2 77 (2.11%) Internet
3 72 (1.97%) DNS
4 70 (1.92%) HTTP
5 50 (1.37%) VPN
6 48 (1.32%) Skype
7 40 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 33 (0.90%) Network Security
9 27 (0.74%) WAN
10 23 (0.63%) LAN
11 21 (0.58%) DHCP
12 20 (0.55%) SAN
13 17 (0.47%) SSL
14 13 (0.36%) Wireless
15 10 (0.27%) FTP
15 10 (0.27%) IPv6
16 9 (0.25%) Broadband
16 9 (0.25%) SNMP
17 8 (0.22%) Intranet
17 8 (0.22%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 291 (7.98%) NoSQL
3 251 (6.88%) MongoDB
4 222 (6.09%) MySQL
5 210 (5.76%) Big Data
6 160 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
7 155 (4.25%) Relational Database
8 106 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
9 98 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 84 (2.30%) Hadoop
11 76 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 74 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
13 69 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 68 (1.86%) Power BI
15 65 (1.78%) Data Lake
16 52 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 44 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
18 40 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 37 (1.01%) Redis
19 37 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 711 (19.50%) Git (software)
2 603 (16.53%) Jenkins
3 276 (7.57%) JIRA
4 168 (4.61%) Selenium
5 142 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 119 (3.26%) GitLab
7 104 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 99 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 98 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 96 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 86 (2.36%) Cucumber
12 81 (2.22%) Bitbucket
13 76 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 73 (2.00%) Maven
15 65 (1.78%) Gradle
16 58 (1.59%) SpecFlow
17 50 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
18 44 (1.21%) Subversion
19 39 (1.07%) JUnit
20 38 (1.04%) Postman
General
1 467 (12.81%) Finance
2 195 (5.35%) Public Sector
3 102 (2.80%) Retail
4 83 (2.28%) Law
5 77 (2.11%) Marketing
6 75 (2.06%) Games
7 71 (1.95%) Banking
8 49 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 45 (1.23%) Electronics
10 38 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.71%) Local Government
12 24 (0.66%) Back Office
13 22 (0.60%) Advertising
13 22 (0.60%) Digital Economy
14 17 (0.47%) Legal
15 16 (0.44%) Publishing
16 14 (0.38%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.22%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.19%) Automotive
19 6 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,256 (34.44%) Developer
2 828 (22.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 312 (8.55%) Senior Developer
4 276 (7.57%) .NET Developer
5 271 (7.43%) Software Engineer
6 229 (6.28%) Software Developer
7 225 (6.17%) Architect
8 178 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
9 164 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 152 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
11 143 (3.92%) C# Developer
12 135 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
13 134 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
14 132 (3.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 126 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
16 122 (3.35%) Java Developer
17 116 (3.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 109 (2.99%) Python Engineer
19 103 (2.82%) Lead DevOps
20 102 (2.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 949 (26.02%) .NET
2 473 (12.97%) HTML
3 463 (12.70%) CSS
4 461 (12.64%) AngularJS
5 389 (10.67%) React
6 385 (10.56%) .NET Core
7 347 (9.51%) Node.js
8 343 (9.40%) ASP.NET
9 264 (7.24%) .NET Framework
10 259 (7.10%) Web Services
11 223 (6.11%) REST
12 219 (6.00%) RESTful
13 215 (5.90%) Spring
14 192 (5.26%) HTML5
15 177 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 159 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 150 (4.11%) jQuery
18 136 (3.73%) Entity Framework
19 134 (3.67%) JSON
20 123 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 160 (4.39%) User Experience
2 159 (4.36%) Public Cloud
3 156 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 136 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
5 100 (2.74%) Cloud Native
6 94 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 85 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 65 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 65 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 59 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 33 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (0.80%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.66%) Internet of Things
14 23 (0.63%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.60%) Data Structures
16 21 (0.58%) NHS
17 17 (0.47%) N-Tier
17 17 (0.47%) Virtual Team
18 16 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 790 (21.66%) Linux
2 419 (11.49%) Windows
3 137 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 134 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 118 (3.24%) CentOS
6 95 (2.60%) Unix
7 58 (1.59%) Android
8 54 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 35 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 26 (0.71%) Debian
11 22 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
12 21 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.27%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.22%) Mesosphere
15 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.055%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.055%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,860 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (19.14%) Software Engineering
3 693 (19.00%) Microservices
4 663 (18.18%) Scrum
5 549 (15.05%) Test Automation
6 489 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
7 404 (11.08%) TDD
8 327 (8.97%) Mentoring
9 311 (8.53%) Infrastructure as Code
10 305 (8.36%) MVC
11 300 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
12 233 (6.39%) Configuration Management
13 231 (6.33%) BDD
14 221 (6.06%) Open Source
15 208 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 203 (5.57%) SDLC
17 197 (5.40%) Analytics
18 194 (5.32%) OO
19 179 (4.91%) Fintech
20 175 (4.80%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 994 (27.26%) Python
2 948 (25.99%) C#
3 926 (25.39%) JavaScript
4 898 (24.62%) SQL
5 711 (19.50%) Java
6 338 (9.27%) PowerShell
7 300 (8.23%) Bash Shell
8 201 (5.51%) TypeScript
9 169 (4.63%) Go
10 167 (4.58%) PHP
11 155 (4.25%) C++
12 134 (3.67%) T-SQL
13 133 (3.65%) Ruby
14 115 (3.15%) Scala
15 88 (2.41%) C
16 67 (1.84%) Perl
17 58 (1.59%) Groovy
18 51 (1.40%) Shell Script
19 37 (1.01%) Kotlin
19 37 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 283 (7.76%) Degree
2 271 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 175 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 99 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 80 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 68 (1.86%) AWS Certification
7 36 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 26 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (0.69%) ISEB
10 23 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.41%) CCNA
14 12 (0.33%) PhD
15 10 (0.27%) CISSP
16 8 (0.22%) Master's Degree
17 6 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 6 (0.16%) RHCE
17 6 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 5 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (5.73%) QA
2 51 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.34%) GDPR
4 39 (1.07%) SLA
5 31 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.55%) PMO
7 16 (0.44%) NIST
8 12 (0.33%) NIST 800
9 11 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.082%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.082%) RMADS
13 2 (0.055%) COBIT
13 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.055%) NCSC
14 1 (0.027%) HL7
14 1 (0.027%) IFRS
14 1 (0.027%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,012 (27.75%) Docker
2 107 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 89 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.04%) vSphere
6 20 (0.55%) VirtualBox
7 17 (0.47%) XenApp
8 14 (0.38%) HDFS
8 14 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.33%) GlusterFS
10 9 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.22%) vCloud
11 8 (0.22%) Xen
12 7 (0.19%) KVM
13 6 (0.16%) iptables
14 5 (0.14%) Gluster
14 5 (0.14%) LXC
14 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 764 (20.95%) Kubernetes
2 687 (18.84%) Terraform
3 523 (14.34%) Ansible
4 308 (8.45%) Puppet
5 213 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
6 99 (2.71%) Grafana
7 60 (1.65%) Prometheus
8 37 (1.01%) Kibana
9 32 (0.88%) Packer
10 26 (0.71%) Graphite
11 22 (0.60%) logstash
12 20 (0.55%) SCCM
13 19 (0.52%) Nagios
13 19 (0.52%) vCenter Server
14 17 (0.47%) Consul
15 16 (0.44%) vRealize
16 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
17 13 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
18 12 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
19 11 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 614 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 195 (5.35%) Google
3 149 (4.09%) Oracle
4 143 (3.92%) VMware
5 108 (2.96%) Splunk
6 100 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 57 (1.56%) Cisco
8 52 (1.43%) SAP
8 52 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 46 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 46 (1.26%) IBM
9 46 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (1.07%) Xamarin
11 32 (0.88%) Sitecore
12 25 (0.69%) Dynatrace
13 24 (0.66%) Citrix
13 24 (0.66%) Teradata
14 22 (0.60%) New Relic
15 21 (0.58%) CheckPoint
16 20 (0.55%) Tableau