Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 21 34
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 +25
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 4,434 7,091 6,179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.47% 9.15% 6.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.82% 10.01% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,658 6,087 5,228
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,425 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -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 28,023 70,855 82,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.43% 91.45% 91.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23,173 55,600 65,578
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +7 1,201 £52,500 -3.64% 397
South East +10 1,169 £60,000 +4.35% 264
South West +17 660 £52,500 +5.00% 134
Midlands +15 626 £51,000 -2.86% 166
North West +8 573 £55,000 +4.76% 231
Yorkshire +7 514 £51,500 -6.36% 108
West Midlands +13 436 £51,000 -2.86% 105
Scotland +3 318 £50,000 - 99
East of England +13 266 £60,000 +9.09% 109
East Midlands +17 187 £50,250 +1.52% 59
Wales +13 181 £47,500 -5.00% 31
North East +19 114 £50,000 - 58
Northern Ireland -14 20 £50,000 -9.09% 15
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2,270 (51.20%) Azure
2 2,213 (49.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,475 (33.27%) AWS
4 1,237 (27.90%) Docker
5 1,186 (26.75%) C#
6 1,148 (25.89%) SQL
7 1,085 (24.47%) .NET
8 1,061 (23.93%) JavaScript
9 1,044 (23.55%) Python
9 1,044 (23.55%) Kubernetes
10 1,034 (23.32%) Terraform
11 1,009 (22.76%) Linux
12 836 (18.85%) Microservices
13 834 (18.81%) Scrum
14 821 (18.52%) Git (software)
15 801 (18.06%) Microsoft
16 795 (17.93%) Java
17 695 (15.67%) Ansible
18 689 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
19 675 (15.22%) Jenkins
20 657 (14.82%) SQL Server
21 634 (14.30%) Software Engineering
22 631 (14.23%) Test Automation
23 552 (12.45%) AngularJS
24 547 (12.34%) Windows
25 514 (11.59%) Infrastructure as Code
26 512 (11.55%) HTML
27 495 (11.16%) .NET Core
28 494 (11.14%) Puppet
29 492 (11.10%) CSS

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
1 187 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
2 149 (3.36%) Apache
3 129 (2.91%) Confluence
4 100 (2.26%) Apache Spark
5 88 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.89%) CMS
7 75 (1.69%) IIS
8 66 (1.49%) NServiceBus
9 40 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 39 (0.88%) Umbraco
11 32 (0.72%) nginx
12 31 (0.70%) WordPress
13 30 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 26 (0.59%) JBoss
14 26 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
15 19 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.41%) Jadu
17 15 (0.34%) EPiServer
18 13 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.29%) Kentico
Applications
1 30 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.090%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.045%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.023%) InVision
8 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.023%) Sketch
8 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.34%) Magento
2 15 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.090%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.068%) Shopify
7 2 (0.045%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.045%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.045%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.023%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.023%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2,270 (51.20%) Azure
2 1,475 (33.27%) AWS
3 390 (8.80%) GCP
4 335 (7.56%) SaaS
5 302 (6.81%) Serverless
6 271 (6.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 254 (5.73%) PaaS
8 223 (5.03%) IaaS
9 197 (4.44%) GitHub
10 186 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
11 125 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
12 113 (2.55%) Office 365
13 111 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
14 104 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
15 97 (2.19%) Amazon S3
16 88 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
16 88 (1.98%) OpenShift
17 81 (1.83%) Power Platform
18 61 (1.38%) Amazon ECS
19 58 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.71%) Firewall
2 92 (2.07%) HTTP
3 79 (1.78%) DNS
4 73 (1.65%) Internet
5 68 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 64 (1.44%) VPN
7 60 (1.35%) Skype
8 35 (0.79%) Network Security
8 35 (0.79%) WAN
9 28 (0.63%) LAN
10 26 (0.59%) SAN
11 20 (0.45%) DHCP
12 17 (0.38%) IPv4
13 15 (0.34%) IPv6
14 13 (0.29%) VoIP
14 13 (0.29%) Wireless
15 12 (0.27%) AMQP
15 12 (0.27%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (14.82%) SQL Server
2 326 (7.35%) NoSQL
3 317 (7.15%) MongoDB
4 278 (6.27%) MySQL
5 260 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
6 207 (4.67%) Relational Database
7 195 (4.40%) Big Data
8 114 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 94 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
10 86 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 79 (1.78%) Redis
12 72 (1.62%) Hadoop
13 69 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
14 58 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 56 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 49 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
16 49 (1.11%) Data Lake
16 49 (1.11%) Power BI
16 49 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
17 46 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 821 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 675 (15.22%) Jenkins
3 287 (6.47%) JIRA
4 225 (5.07%) Selenium
5 178 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 151 (3.41%) GitLab
7 145 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 143 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 122 (2.75%) Visual Studio
10 116 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 109 (2.46%) Bitbucket
12 87 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 78 (1.76%) Cucumber
13 78 (1.76%) Maven
14 73 (1.65%) Gradle
15 68 (1.53%) Subversion
16 67 (1.51%) SpecFlow
17 48 (1.08%) Postman
18 46 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
19 37 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 466 (10.51%) Finance
2 276 (6.22%) Public Sector
3 115 (2.59%) Marketing
4 99 (2.23%) Games
5 81 (1.83%) Retail
6 71 (1.60%) Law
7 53 (1.20%) Electronics
7 53 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 46 (1.04%) Banking
10 39 (0.88%) Publishing
11 23 (0.52%) Local Government
12 22 (0.50%) Back Office
13 20 (0.45%) Legal
14 19 (0.43%) Advertising
15 18 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 17 (0.38%) Automotive
17 11 (0.25%) Billing
18 9 (0.20%) Digital Economy
18 9 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,511 (34.08%) Developer
2 1,155 (26.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 398 (8.98%) Senior Developer
4 350 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 334 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
6 308 (6.95%) AWS DevOps
7 306 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
8 290 (6.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 255 (5.75%) Software Engineer
10 254 (5.73%) Software Developer
11 234 (5.28%) Architect
12 201 (4.53%) C# Developer
13 195 (4.40%) Java Developer
14 192 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
15 180 (4.06%) Senior DevOps
16 173 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
16 173 (3.90%) Platform Engineer
17 167 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 156 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 126 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,085 (24.47%) .NET
2 552 (12.45%) AngularJS
3 512 (11.55%) HTML
4 495 (11.16%) .NET Core
5 492 (11.10%) CSS
6 420 (9.47%) React
7 394 (8.89%) ASP.NET
8 366 (8.25%) Node.js
9 336 (7.58%) .NET Framework
10 307 (6.92%) RESTful
11 281 (6.34%) REST
12 261 (5.89%) Spring
13 242 (5.46%) Web Services
14 181 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
14 181 (4.08%) HTML5
15 179 (4.04%) JSON
16 175 (3.95%) Kafka
17 171 (3.86%) RabbitMQ
18 170 (3.83%) jQuery
19 169 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 209 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
2 157 (3.54%) Public Cloud
2 157 (3.54%) User Experience
3 142 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (2.75%) Cloud Native
5 99 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 90 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 81 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 78 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 61 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 48 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 33 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
11 33 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 31 (0.70%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.61%) NHS
14 26 (0.59%) Internet of Things
15 25 (0.56%) Algorithms
16 22 (0.50%) Xbox
17 21 (0.47%) Wiki
18 18 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,009 (22.76%) Linux
2 547 (12.34%) Windows
3 173 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 159 (3.59%) CentOS
5 153 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 125 (2.82%) Unix
7 57 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 47 (1.06%) Android
9 39 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 36 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
12 24 (0.54%) Debian
13 14 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.18%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.18%) Mesosphere
16 4 (0.090%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.045%) OpenBSD
17 2 (0.045%) VMS
17 2 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,213 (49.91%) Agile Software Development
2 836 (18.85%) Microservices
3 834 (18.81%) Scrum
4 689 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
5 634 (14.30%) Software Engineering
6 631 (14.23%) Test Automation
7 514 (11.59%) Infrastructure as Code
8 458 (10.33%) TDD
9 395 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
10 383 (8.64%) Mentoring
11 346 (7.80%) MVC
12 336 (7.58%) Configuration Management
13 328 (7.40%) Migration
14 256 (5.77%) Deployment Automation
15 255 (5.75%) SDLC
16 249 (5.62%) BDD
17 237 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
18 216 (4.87%) Analytics
18 216 (4.87%) Kanban
19 203 (4.58%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,186 (26.75%) C#
2 1,148 (25.89%) SQL
3 1,061 (23.93%) JavaScript
4 1,044 (23.55%) Python
5 795 (17.93%) Java
6 399 (9.00%) PowerShell
7 330 (7.44%) Bash Shell
8 268 (6.04%) TypeScript
9 239 (5.39%) Go
10 212 (4.78%) Ruby
11 202 (4.56%) PHP
12 194 (4.38%) C++
13 149 (3.36%) T-SQL
14 111 (2.50%) Scala
15 84 (1.89%) Perl
16 76 (1.71%) C
17 65 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 56 (1.26%) Java 8
18 56 (1.26%) Kotlin
19 53 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 315 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 308 (6.95%) Degree
3 219 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 100 (2.26%) AWS Certification
5 74 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 64 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 60 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 35 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (0.68%) ISEB
10 28 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (0.43%) PhD
14 16 (0.36%) RHCE
15 14 (0.32%) CCNA
16 11 (0.25%) PMI Certification
17 10 (0.23%) CCNP
17 10 (0.23%) MCSE
18 9 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
19 8 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (6.31%) QA
2 64 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.24%) SLA
4 42 (0.95%) GDPR
5 32 (0.72%) PMO
6 16 (0.36%) NIST
7 13 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.18%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.090%) NCSC
12 3 (0.068%) COBIT
12 3 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.023%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.023%) IFRS
14 1 (0.023%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,237 (27.90%) Docker
2 154 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 143 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.17%) vSphere
6 34 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.56%) VirtualBox
8 22 (0.50%) XenApp
9 12 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.27%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.25%) Firmware
11 10 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.20%) HDFS
12 9 (0.20%) LXC
13 8 (0.18%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.16%) Microcode
15 6 (0.14%) Xen
16 5 (0.11%) Gluster
16 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,044 (23.55%) Kubernetes
2 1,034 (23.32%) Terraform
3 695 (15.67%) Ansible
4 494 (11.14%) Puppet
5 356 (8.03%) Opscode Chef
6 125 (2.82%) Grafana
7 92 (2.07%) Prometheus
8 39 (0.88%) Nagios
9 37 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 33 (0.74%) Graphite
10 33 (0.74%) Packer
11 31 (0.70%) SCCM
12 23 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
12 23 (0.52%) Kibana
13 20 (0.45%) Consul
13 20 (0.45%) ZABBIX
14 19 (0.43%) logstash
15 18 (0.41%) vCenter Server
16 15 (0.34%) Rancher
17 14 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 801 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 259 (5.84%) Oracle
3 231 (5.21%) Google
4 224 (5.05%) VMware
5 134 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 120 (2.71%) Splunk
7 78 (1.76%) EnterpriseDB
8 67 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 62 (1.40%) Cisco
10 56 (1.26%) New Relic
11 54 (1.22%) SaltStack
12 49 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
13 47 (1.06%) SAP
14 46 (1.04%) Atlassian
15 33 (0.74%) Sitecore
16 30 (0.68%) Xamarin
17 28 (0.63%) IBM
18 27 (0.61%) Dell
19 26 (0.59%) Dynatrace
19 26 (0.59%) SolarWinds