Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 53 92
Rank change year-on-year +20 +39 +77
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 5,937 4,860 3,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.02% 4.94% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 5.43% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,734 3,850 2,719
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

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 77,346 89,442 92,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.48% 90.97% 90.83%
Number of salaries quoted 60,446 72,614 75,154
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +17 1,857 £52,500 +0.96% 385
South East +29 1,712 £55,000 - 321
North West +6 993 £55,000 +10.00% 172
Yorkshire +25 770 £50,000 -4.76% 165
East of England +24 623 £58,000 +0.87% 122
South West +9 602 £52,500 +5.00% 144
Midlands +36 582 £55,000 - 179
West Midlands +70 365 £55,000 - 111
Scotland +11 350 £47,500 -9.52% 63
East Midlands -11 215 £52,500 -4.55% 68
Wales +24 186 £52,500 +23.53% 49
North East +22 140 £52,925 +5.85% 48
Northern Ireland +6 46 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 3,316 (55.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2,454 (41.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2,105 (35.46%) Linux
4 2,011 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,755 (29.56%) Python
6 1,581 (26.63%) Java
7 1,555 (26.19%) Docker
8 1,460 (24.59%) Jenkins
9 1,413 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
10 1,322 (22.27%) Ansible
11 1,186 (19.98%) Puppet
12 1,144 (19.27%) C#
13 1,089 (18.34%) Git (software)
14 1,086 (18.29%) SQL
15 1,051 (17.70%) .NET
16 1,002 (16.88%) JavaScript
17 981 (16.52%) Software Engineering
18 972 (16.37%) Windows
19 969 (16.32%) Microsoft
20 947 (15.95%) Scrum
21 891 (15.01%) Kubernetes
22 888 (14.96%) Configuration Management
23 884 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
24 857 (14.43%) Finance
25 834 (14.05%) TDD
26 812 (13.68%) Bash Shell
27 783 (13.19%) Terraform
28 754 (12.70%) Test Automation
29 728 (12.26%) PowerShell
30 715 (12.04%) Microservices

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
1 335 (5.64%) Apache
2 303 (5.10%) Confluence
3 258 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 178 (3.00%) Apache Spark
4 178 (3.00%) IIS
5 145 (2.44%) JBoss
6 140 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 117 (1.97%) nginx
8 105 (1.77%) SharePoint
9 100 (1.68%) OpenStack
10 61 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 55 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 52 (0.88%) MS Exchange
13 50 (0.84%) Apache Solr
13 50 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
14 43 (0.72%) CMS
15 42 (0.71%) Drupal
16 35 (0.59%) Jetty
17 26 (0.44%) Anypoint
17 26 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.084%) HipChat
9 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.017%) ArchiCAD
10 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.017%) GIMP
10 1 (0.017%) InVision
10 1 (0.017%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.017%) Revit
10 1 (0.017%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (0.32%) Magento
3 18 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 6 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.051%) Exstream
9 2 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.034%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.017%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.017%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.017%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.017%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.017%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2,454 (41.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2,011 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 443 (7.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 388 (6.54%) SaaS
5 324 (5.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 302 (5.09%) PaaS
7 290 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
8 261 (4.40%) GitHub
9 259 (4.36%) IaaS
10 236 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
11 172 (2.90%) Amazon S3
12 170 (2.86%) Office 365
13 145 (2.44%) Serverless
14 129 (2.17%) OpenShift
15 122 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 88 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
17 82 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
18 69 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
19 52 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
20 51 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 275 (4.63%) Firewall
2 260 (4.38%) DNS
3 164 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 155 (2.61%) Internet
5 136 (2.29%) DHCP
6 108 (1.82%) HTTP
7 89 (1.50%) VPN
8 78 (1.31%) Network Security
9 76 (1.28%) SSL
10 58 (0.98%) LAN
10 58 (0.98%) SAN
11 57 (0.96%) WAN
12 40 (0.67%) VLAN
13 35 (0.59%) VoIP
13 35 (0.59%) Wireless
14 32 (0.54%) Skype
15 24 (0.40%) RTMP
15 24 (0.40%) RTSP
15 24 (0.40%) SNMP
16 20 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 515 (8.67%) NoSQL
3 384 (6.47%) MySQL
4 382 (6.43%) MongoDB
5 333 (5.61%) Big Data
6 253 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
7 240 (4.04%) Relational Database
8 234 (3.94%) Hadoop
9 202 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 162 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
11 136 (2.29%) Redis
12 114 (1.92%) RDBMS
13 93 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 75 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 70 (1.18%) MariaDB
16 68 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 66 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
18 61 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
19 60 (1.01%) Apache Hive
20 57 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,460 (24.59%) Jenkins
2 1,089 (18.34%) Git (software)
3 655 (11.03%) JIRA
4 373 (6.28%) TeamCity
5 355 (5.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 313 (5.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 307 (5.17%) Selenium
8 264 (4.45%) Maven
9 255 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 250 (4.21%) Subversion
11 225 (3.79%) Visual Studio
12 174 (2.93%) Bitbucket
13 154 (2.59%) GitLab
14 151 (2.54%) Vagrant
14 151 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
15 134 (2.26%) JUnit
16 129 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
17 126 (2.12%) Cucumber
18 115 (1.94%) Gradle
19 88 (1.48%) Mercurial
General
1 857 (14.43%) Finance
2 277 (4.67%) Retail
3 170 (2.86%) Banking
4 134 (2.26%) Marketing
5 107 (1.80%) Games
6 96 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 79 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 74 (1.25%) Law
9 67 (1.13%) Electronics
10 49 (0.83%) Advertising
11 45 (0.76%) Publishing
12 37 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 33 (0.56%) Legal
14 32 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 27 (0.45%) Automotive
16 20 (0.34%) Billing
17 18 (0.30%) Back Office
17 18 (0.30%) Local Government
18 9 (0.15%) Military
19 7 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,766 (29.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 1,363 (22.96%) Developer
3 388 (6.54%) Architect
4 378 (6.37%) Software Engineer
5 374 (6.30%) .NET Developer
6 360 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 340 (5.73%) AWS Engineer
8 327 (5.51%) Java Developer
9 290 (4.88%) C# Developer
10 283 (4.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 271 (4.56%) Senior DevOps
12 265 (4.46%) AWS DevOps
13 261 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
14 250 (4.21%) Software Developer
15 226 (3.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 223 (3.76%) Java Engineer
17 216 (3.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 207 (3.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 198 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 193 (3.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,051 (17.70%) .NET
2 683 (11.50%) Web Services
3 557 (9.38%) AngularJS
4 513 (8.64%) HTML
5 444 (7.48%) Spring
6 437 (7.36%) CSS
7 413 (6.96%) Node.js
8 395 (6.65%) REST
9 363 (6.11%) ASP.NET
10 331 (5.58%) React
11 285 (4.80%) RESTful
12 254 (4.28%) Kafka
13 243 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 224 (3.77%) .NET Framework
15 221 (3.72%) jQuery
16 219 (3.69%) XML
17 215 (3.62%) HTML5
18 210 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
19 200 (3.37%) SOAP
20 186 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 302 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
2 291 (4.90%) Public Cloud
3 245 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 234 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 204 (3.44%) User Experience
6 188 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 176 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 174 (2.93%) Fintech
9 145 (2.44%) Mobile App
10 143 (2.41%) Cloud Native
11 109 (1.84%) Management Information System
11 109 (1.84%) Private Cloud
12 96 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 76 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
14 75 (1.26%) Algorithms
15 72 (1.21%) Internet of Things
16 63 (1.06%) Replication
17 56 (0.94%) PKI
18 51 (0.86%) Wiki
19 42 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2,105 (35.46%) Linux
2 972 (16.37%) Windows
3 505 (8.51%) Unix
4 303 (5.10%) Windows Server
5 298 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 294 (4.95%) CentOS
7 149 (2.51%) Ubuntu
8 132 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 102 (1.72%) Android
10 92 (1.55%) Windows 10
11 87 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 86 (1.45%) Debian
13 82 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 48 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (0.59%) Windows 7
16 30 (0.51%) DC/OS
17 26 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 23 (0.39%) Windows 8
19 21 (0.35%) AIX
20 20 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,316 (55.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,413 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
3 981 (16.52%) Software Engineering
4 947 (15.95%) Scrum
5 888 (14.96%) Configuration Management
6 834 (14.05%) TDD
7 754 (12.70%) Test Automation
8 715 (12.04%) Microservices
9 652 (10.98%) Open Source
10 573 (9.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 560 (9.43%) Mentoring
12 465 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
13 436 (7.34%) MVC
14 389 (6.55%) ITIL
15 384 (6.47%) OO
16 378 (6.37%) SDLC
17 369 (6.22%) BDD
18 344 (5.79%) Deployment Automation
19 336 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
20 329 (5.54%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,755 (29.56%) Python
2 1,581 (26.63%) Java
3 1,144 (19.27%) C#
4 1,086 (18.29%) SQL
5 1,002 (16.88%) JavaScript
6 812 (13.68%) Bash Shell
7 728 (12.26%) PowerShell
8 493 (8.30%) Ruby
9 380 (6.40%) PHP
10 339 (5.71%) Perl
11 329 (5.54%) C++
12 230 (3.87%) Java 8
13 188 (3.17%) Scala
14 187 (3.15%) Go
15 184 (3.10%) Shell Script
16 159 (2.68%) C
17 155 (2.61%) T-SQL
18 91 (1.53%) TypeScript
19 59 (0.99%) PL/SQL
20 48 (0.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 610 (10.27%) Degree
2 259 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 183 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 169 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 112 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 101 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 101 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 87 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 63 (1.06%) CISSP
9 56 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 48 (0.81%) RHCE
11 47 (0.79%) ISEB
12 44 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
13 40 (0.67%) MCSE
14 38 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (0.56%) MCSA
16 31 (0.52%) RHCSA
17 28 (0.47%) CISM
17 28 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
18 24 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (5.52%) QA
2 82 (1.38%) GDPR
3 72 (1.21%) SLA
4 39 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 37 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.49%) PMO
7 15 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.12%) GAMP
11 4 (0.067%) COBIT
11 4 (0.067%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.051%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.051%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.034%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.034%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.034%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.017%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1,555 (26.19%) Docker
2 332 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 325 (5.47%) Active Directory
4 184 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 155 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (1.04%) VirtualBox
8 56 (0.94%) vSphere
9 36 (0.61%) HDFS
10 31 (0.52%) oVirt
11 28 (0.47%) RHEV
12 27 (0.45%) Apache Flume
13 22 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (0.35%) pfSense
15 20 (0.34%) Xen
16 19 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 18 (0.30%) XenApp
17 18 (0.30%) XenDesktop
18 17 (0.29%) iptables
18 17 (0.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,322 (22.27%) Ansible
2 1,186 (19.98%) Puppet
3 891 (15.01%) Kubernetes
4 884 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
5 783 (13.19%) Terraform
6 177 (2.98%) Packer
7 147 (2.48%) Salt
8 135 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
9 124 (2.09%) Consul
9 124 (2.09%) Grafana
10 123 (2.07%) Prometheus
11 112 (1.89%) Nagios
11 112 (1.89%) ZABBIX
12 109 (1.84%) Graphite
13 74 (1.25%) Kibana
14 70 (1.18%) SCCM
15 47 (0.79%) Rundeck
16 44 (0.74%) SCOM
17 43 (0.72%) Opsview
18 42 (0.71%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 969 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 472 (7.95%) VMware
3 376 (6.33%) Google
4 362 (6.10%) Oracle
5 335 (5.64%) Red Hat
6 158 (2.66%) Splunk
7 152 (2.56%) Atlassian
8 119 (2.00%) New Relic
9 109 (1.84%) IBM
10 98 (1.65%) Cisco
11 77 (1.30%) SAP
12 73 (1.23%) Citrix
13 71 (1.20%) HP
14 64 (1.08%) Xamarin
15 53 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
16 52 (0.88%) ServiceNow
17 50 (0.84%) AppDynamics
17 50 (0.84%) McAfee
18 47 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
19 46 (0.77%) Symantec