Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 19 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 +12
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 6,645 5,797 6,533
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.67% 10.19% 7.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.87% 11.18% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5,352 4,578 4,961
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,500 £34,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,350
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +1.62%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -

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 44,701 51,847 76,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.97% 91.15% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33,911 41,384 59,764
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 +3 1,887 £54,000 +2.86% 461
South East +10 1,715 £60,000 +4.35% 350
South West +15 1,074 £52,000 +4.00% 188
North West +4 867 £54,000 -1.82% 255
Midlands +3 860 £57,500 +4.55% 261
Yorkshire +3 826 £55,000 +4.76% 147
West Midlands +3 627 £60,000 +9.09% 169
Scotland +10 554 £50,000 - 74
East of England +9 357 £60,000 - 159
East Midlands +6 224 £50,000 - 92
Wales +5 199 £47,500 -5.00% 46
North East +19 197 £50,000 +25.00% 59
Northern Ireland +5 35 £44,500 -1.11% 13
Isle of Man -12 3 £42,500 -
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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 3,684 (55.44%) Azure
2 3,539 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2,480 (37.32%) AWS
4 1,975 (29.72%) Docker
5 1,783 (26.83%) Kubernetes
6 1,737 (26.14%) C#
7 1,680 (25.28%) Terraform
8 1,644 (24.74%) Linux
9 1,571 (23.64%) JavaScript
10 1,538 (23.15%) SQL
11 1,534 (23.09%) Python
12 1,482 (22.30%) .NET
13 1,337 (20.12%) Git (software)
14 1,327 (19.97%) Microsoft
15 1,271 (19.13%) Java
16 1,269 (19.10%) Scrum
17 1,194 (17.97%) Jenkins
18 1,169 (17.59%) Ansible
19 1,119 (16.84%) Software Engineering
20 1,111 (16.72%) Microservices
21 1,078 (16.22%) Infrastructure as Code
22 1,041 (15.67%) SQL Server
23 1,033 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
24 959 (14.43%) Social Skills
25 935 (14.07%) Test Automation
26 891 (13.41%) Windows
27 816 (12.28%) PowerShell
28 807 (12.14%) Finance
29 758 (11.41%) TDD
30 741 (11.15%) AngularJS

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
1 267 (4.02%) Confluence
2 203 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 179 (2.69%) Apache
4 152 (2.29%) IIS
5 151 (2.27%) CMS
6 108 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 100 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 95 (1.43%) Umbraco
9 62 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 54 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 48 (0.72%) nginx
11 48 (0.72%) WordPress
12 47 (0.71%) EPiServer
13 45 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 37 (0.56%) Kentico
15 30 (0.45%) JBoss
16 28 (0.42%) GemFire
16 28 (0.42%) NServiceBus
17 27 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
18 22 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
2 40 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.030%) Campfire
7 2 (0.030%) Simulink
8 1 (0.015%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.015%) Figma
8 1 (0.015%) Sketch
8 1 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (0.57%) Magento
2 32 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.21%) nopCommerce
5 13 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.090%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.060%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.045%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.045%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.045%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.030%) iTrent
11 2 (0.030%) SAP Business One
12 1 (0.015%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.015%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 3,684 (55.44%) Azure
2 2,480 (37.32%) AWS
3 644 (9.69%) GCP
4 537 (8.08%) SaaS
5 482 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 442 (6.65%) Serverless
7 399 (6.00%) PaaS
8 319 (4.80%) IaaS
9 238 (3.58%) GitHub
10 192 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
11 184 (2.77%) Amazon EKS
11 184 (2.77%) Microsoft 365
12 171 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
13 167 (2.51%) Power Platform
14 163 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 139 (2.09%) OpenShift
16 126 (1.90%) Pulumi
17 115 (1.73%) Amazon S3
18 112 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
19 110 (1.66%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 272 (4.09%) Firewall
2 110 (1.66%) VPN
3 102 (1.53%) DNS
4 91 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 77 (1.16%) IPv4
5 77 (1.16%) VLAN
6 67 (1.01%) Internet
7 63 (0.95%) HTTP
8 59 (0.89%) OSPF
9 45 (0.68%) SAN
10 42 (0.63%) Network Security
11 32 (0.48%) WAN
12 27 (0.41%) DHCP
13 26 (0.39%) LAN
14 25 (0.38%) SSL
15 24 (0.36%) DMZ
16 22 (0.33%) Modbus
16 22 (0.33%) RS-422
17 19 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,041 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 465 (7.00%) MySQL
3 396 (5.96%) MongoDB
4 366 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
5 344 (5.18%) NoSQL
6 253 (3.81%) Relational Database
7 243 (3.66%) Big Data
8 206 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 164 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
10 163 (2.45%) Redis
11 132 (1.99%) Power BI
12 115 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 114 (1.72%) MariaDB
14 110 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
15 107 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 98 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 85 (1.28%) Hadoop
18 79 (1.19%) Data Lake
19 48 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
20 43 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,337 (20.12%) Git (software)
2 1,194 (17.97%) Jenkins
3 515 (7.75%) JIRA
4 314 (4.73%) GitLab
5 297 (4.47%) Selenium
6 248 (3.73%) Visual Studio
7 215 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 211 (3.18%) TeamCity
9 207 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 175 (2.63%) Maven
11 166 (2.50%) Bitbucket
12 138 (2.08%) Postman
12 138 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 124 (1.87%) Cucumber
14 114 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 112 (1.69%) JUnit
15 112 (1.69%) Subversion
16 101 (1.52%) SpecFlow
17 100 (1.50%) Cypress.io
18 90 (1.35%) Artifactory
General
1 959 (14.43%) Social Skills
2 807 (12.14%) Finance
3 315 (4.74%) Public Sector
4 254 (3.82%) Marketing
5 241 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 178 (2.68%) Retail
7 171 (2.57%) Law
8 120 (1.81%) Banking
9 117 (1.76%) Games
10 105 (1.58%) Telecoms
11 100 (1.50%) Electronics
12 93 (1.40%) Manufacturing
13 76 (1.14%) Legal
14 75 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
15 63 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
16 49 (0.74%) Automotive
17 46 (0.69%) Billing
17 46 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
18 45 (0.68%) Advertising
19 43 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,884 (28.35%) Developer
2 1,697 (25.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 515 (7.75%) Senior Developer
4 499 (7.51%) Azure Engineer
5 497 (7.48%) Software Engineer
6 476 (7.16%) .NET Developer
7 463 (6.97%) AWS Engineer
8 397 (5.97%) AWS DevOps
9 386 (5.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 362 (5.45%) Software Developer
11 341 (5.13%) Senior DevOps
12 331 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 321 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
14 317 (4.77%) Architect
15 297 (4.47%) Java Developer
16 266 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
17 263 (3.96%) C# Developer
18 254 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
19 229 (3.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 181 (2.72%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,482 (22.30%) .NET
2 741 (11.15%) AngularJS
3 648 (9.75%) CSS
4 620 (9.33%) React
5 613 (9.22%) HTML
6 594 (8.94%) .NET Core
7 545 (8.20%) Node.js
8 477 (7.18%) REST
9 474 (7.13%) ASP.NET
10 441 (6.64%) .NET Framework
11 420 (6.32%) Web Services
12 404 (6.08%) RESTful
13 368 (5.54%) Spring
14 367 (5.52%) Kafka
15 314 (4.73%) Vue.js
16 246 (3.70%) Spring Boot
17 240 (3.61%) jQuery
18 226 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web API
19 214 (3.22%) Entity Framework
20 178 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 312 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
2 263 (3.96%) Public Cloud
3 231 (3.48%) User Experience
4 200 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 158 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 154 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
7 149 (2.24%) Data Centre
7 149 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
8 133 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 103 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 87 (1.31%) EPoS
12 83 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 72 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
14 61 (0.92%) NHS
15 52 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
16 48 (0.72%) Algorithms
17 47 (0.71%) Cyberattack
18 38 (0.57%) Virtual Team
19 35 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,644 (24.74%) Linux
2 891 (13.41%) Windows
3 360 (5.42%) Windows Server
4 218 (3.28%) Unix
5 190 (2.86%) CentOS
6 179 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 127 (1.91%) Ubuntu
8 108 (1.63%) Android
9 93 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
10 84 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 58 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 45 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
13 25 (0.38%) Debian
14 18 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
14 18 (0.27%) VMS
15 16 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.18%) Windows 10
17 11 (0.17%) AIX
18 8 (0.12%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,539 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,269 (19.10%) Scrum
3 1,119 (16.84%) Software Engineering
4 1,111 (16.72%) Microservices
5 1,078 (16.22%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1,033 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
7 935 (14.07%) Test Automation
8 758 (11.41%) TDD
9 722 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
10 648 (9.75%) Mentoring
11 588 (8.85%) Configuration Management
12 505 (7.60%) Migration
13 488 (7.34%) SDLC
14 462 (6.95%) MVC
15 425 (6.40%) Analytics
16 392 (5.90%) Deployment Automation
17 391 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 385 (5.79%) Coaching
19 384 (5.78%) Continuous Delivery
20 377 (5.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,737 (26.14%) C#
2 1,571 (23.64%) JavaScript
3 1,538 (23.15%) SQL
4 1,534 (23.09%) Python
5 1,271 (19.13%) Java
6 816 (12.28%) PowerShell
7 571 (8.59%) Bash Shell
8 441 (6.64%) TypeScript
9 436 (6.56%) Ruby
10 408 (6.14%) Go
11 339 (5.10%) PHP
12 271 (4.08%) C++
13 198 (2.98%) T-SQL
14 181 (2.72%) Scala
15 153 (2.30%) C
16 141 (2.12%) Groovy
17 119 (1.79%) Kotlin
18 100 (1.50%) Shell Script
19 71 (1.07%) Java 8
20 70 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 557 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 527 (7.93%) Degree
3 420 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 152 (2.29%) AWS Certification
5 113 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 78 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 72 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 65 (0.98%) ISEB
9 63 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (0.60%) RHCE
11 35 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
14 29 (0.44%) GIAC
14 29 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 24 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
16 21 (0.32%) OCP
17 17 (0.26%) CCNA
17 17 (0.26%) CISSP
18 13 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (5.79%) QA
2 95 (1.43%) SLA
3 74 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (0.92%) GDPR
5 53 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.29%) GRC
9 18 (0.27%) PMO
10 14 (0.21%) WAI
11 11 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 10 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.090%) COBIT
14 5 (0.075%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.060%) NIST
16 3 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.045%) WCAG
17 2 (0.030%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,975 (29.72%) Docker
2 311 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (3.79%) Active Directory
4 102 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 66 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 54 (0.81%) vSphere
8 29 (0.44%) HDFS
9 13 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 12 (0.18%) Xen
11 10 (0.15%) Firmware
11 10 (0.15%) Postfix
12 9 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.11%) KVM
14 6 (0.090%) pfSense
14 6 (0.090%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.075%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1,783 (26.83%) Kubernetes
2 1,680 (25.28%) Terraform
3 1,169 (17.59%) Ansible
4 702 (10.56%) Puppet
5 598 (9.00%) Opscode Chef
6 190 (2.86%) Prometheus
7 164 (2.47%) Grafana
8 121 (1.82%) Packer
9 88 (1.32%) SCCM
10 80 (1.20%) ZABBIX
11 78 (1.17%) Istio
12 74 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
13 69 (1.04%) Nagios
14 60 (0.90%) Graphite
15 59 (0.89%) Consul
16 50 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
17 41 (0.62%) Rancher
18 32 (0.48%) Graylog
18 32 (0.48%) Salt
19 29 (0.44%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1,327 (19.97%) Microsoft
2 495 (7.45%) Oracle
3 410 (6.17%) VMware
4 296 (4.45%) Google
5 196 (2.95%) Red Hat
6 128 (1.93%) SaltStack
7 121 (1.82%) EnterpriseDB
8 113 (1.70%) Cisco
9 86 (1.29%) SAP
10 85 (1.28%) Splunk
11 80 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 76 (1.14%) New Relic
13 69 (1.04%) Sitecore
14 62 (0.93%) IBM
15 55 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 54 (0.81%) Databricks
17 37 (0.56%) SolarWinds
18 35 (0.53%) ServiceNow
19 31 (0.47%) Okta
19 31 (0.47%) Veeam