Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Go skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Go over the 6 months to 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 328 453
Rank change year-on-year +158 +125 +54
Permanent jobs citing Go 786 602 486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.83% 0.87% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.34% 1.64% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 881 536 380
Median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% +5.47%

Go is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,540 36,724 45,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 54.92% 53.08% 54.02%
Number of salaries quoted 19,505 30,513 37,988
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Go as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Go in the UK excluding London

Go
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Go in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Go in the UK excluding London

Go
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Go in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Go in the UK excluding London

Go
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 Go within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 5 March 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 +159 372 £60,000 +16.50% 62
North West +111 199 £57,500 +15.00% 43
Yorkshire +129 168 £60,000 +6.67% 14
South East +79 129 £60,000 +9.09% 25
South West +43 116 £60,000 +26.32% 12
Midlands +89 87 £50,000 - 21
West Midlands +72 66 £48,500 -3.00% 15
East of England +72 29 £75,000 +25.00% 13
Northern Ireland +34 24 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East Midlands +51 21 £65,000 +26.83% 5
Scotland +6 18 £65,000 +8.33% 15
Wales +35 11 £45,000 - 2
North East +20 5 £65,000 - 5
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, IT jobs citing Go 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 Go.

1 562 (71.50%) Python
2 459 (58.40%) Docker
3 396 (50.38%) Kubernetes
4 395 (50.25%) Java
5 373 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
5 373 (47.46%) DevOps
6 371 (47.20%) AWS
7 334 (42.49%) JavaScript
8 314 (39.95%) Software Engineering
9 270 (34.35%) Terraform
10 258 (32.82%) Linux
11 231 (29.39%) Azure
12 228 (29.01%) Ruby
13 225 (28.63%) C#
14 194 (24.68%) Problem-Solving
15 181 (23.03%) Opscode Chef
16 178 (22.65%) GCP
17 163 (20.74%) Infrastructure as Code
18 162 (20.61%) C++
19 161 (20.48%) Node.js
20 160 (20.36%) MySQL
21 158 (20.10%) Microservices
22 157 (19.97%) Jenkins
23 154 (19.59%) Puppet
24 153 (19.47%) AWS CloudFormation
24 153 (19.47%) PHP
24 153 (19.47%) Configuration Management
25 149 (18.96%) AngularJS
26 144 (18.32%) SQL
27 141 (17.94%) React

Go
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 53 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (3.94%) Apache
3 15 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.27%) Confluence
5 3 (0.38%) nginx
5 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 371 (47.20%) AWS
2 231 (29.39%) Azure
3 178 (22.65%) GCP
4 153 (19.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 110 (13.99%) Pulumi
6 88 (11.20%) Amazon EKS
7 51 (6.49%) SaaS
8 49 (6.23%) Datadog
9 39 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (3.82%) PaaS
11 26 (3.31%) IaaS
12 25 (3.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (3.18%) Serverless
13 23 (2.93%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (2.54%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (1.78%) GitHub
16 11 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
18 6 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.36%) Internet
2 11 (1.40%) SNMP
3 5 (0.64%) RTP
3 5 (0.64%) VoIP
4 3 (0.38%) 5G
4 3 (0.38%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.38%) HTTP
4 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.38%) Wireless
4 3 (0.38%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.25%) Firewall
5 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) SMS
6 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (20.36%) MySQL
2 117 (14.89%) MongoDB
3 84 (10.69%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (10.31%) Redis
5 54 (6.87%) Cosmos DB
6 51 (6.49%) MariaDB
7 50 (6.36%) SQL Server
8 48 (6.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 45 (5.73%) NoSQL
10 28 (3.56%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.29%) Big Data
12 16 (2.04%) Neo4j
13 13 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.53%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.02%) RethinkDB
16 7 (0.89%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.89%) BigQuery
16 7 (0.89%) Flink
17 5 (0.64%) InfluxDB
17 5 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 157 (19.97%) Jenkins
2 111 (14.12%) Git (software)
3 57 (7.25%) GitLab
4 48 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (5.09%) JIRA
6 17 (2.16%) TeamCity
7 16 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.78%) Artifactory
9 13 (1.65%) CircleCI
10 10 (1.27%) Hudson
10 10 (1.27%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.89%) Selenium
12 6 (0.76%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.64%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.51%) PHPUnit
14 4 (0.51%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.38%) AccuRev
15 3 (0.38%) Jasmine
16 2 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 35 (4.45%) Finance
2 28 (3.56%) Retail
3 22 (2.80%) Games
4 19 (2.42%) Marketing
4 19 (2.42%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.16%) Law
6 11 (1.40%) Electronics
7 9 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.38%) Banking
10 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 216 (27.48%) Developer
2 197 (25.06%) Software Engineer
3 194 (24.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 80 (10.18%) Software Developer
5 79 (10.05%) AWS Engineer
6 75 (9.54%) AWS DevOps
7 74 (9.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 61 (7.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 61 (7.76%) Azure Engineer
9 55 (7.00%) Senior Software Engineer
9 55 (7.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 48 (6.11%) Azure DevOps
10 48 (6.11%) PHP Developer
10 48 (6.11%) Site Engineer
11 47 (5.98%) Senior Developer
12 40 (5.09%) Cloud Engineer
13 37 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
15 33 (4.20%) Java Developer
16 27 (3.44%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (20.48%) Node.js
2 149 (18.96%) AngularJS
3 141 (17.94%) React
4 116 (14.76%) Kafka
5 113 (14.38%) Vue.js
6 69 (8.78%) REST
7 61 (7.76%) HTML
8 55 (7.00%) CSS
9 43 (5.47%) Apache Flex
10 39 (4.96%) Web Services
11 37 (4.71%) Symfony
12 31 (3.94%) jQuery
13 29 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
14 27 (3.44%) .NET
14 27 (3.44%) RESTful
15 23 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (2.54%) SOAP
17 19 (2.42%) LAMP
17 19 (2.42%) Spring
18 18 (2.29%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.63%) Enterprise Cloud
2 58 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (6.62%) Linux Command Line
4 39 (4.96%) Algorithms
5 37 (4.71%) Public Cloud
6 34 (4.33%) Data Structures
7 32 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (3.69%) Data Centre
9 25 (3.18%) Cloud Native
10 20 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.15%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.51%) PlayStation
14 4 (0.51%) Xbox
15 3 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
16 2 (0.25%) IVR
16 2 (0.25%) Management Information System
16 2 (0.25%) NHS
17 1 (0.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 258 (32.82%) Linux
2 34 (4.33%) Unix
3 18 (2.29%) Windows
4 9 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.02%) CentOS
6 3 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.25%) AIX
7 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.25%) Solaris
7 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
1 373 (47.46%) DevOps
2 314 (39.95%) Software Engineering
3 194 (24.68%) Problem-Solving
4 163 (20.74%) Infrastructure as Code
5 158 (20.10%) Microservices
6 153 (19.47%) Configuration Management
7 121 (15.39%) TDD
8 110 (13.99%) OOP
9 90 (11.45%) Analytics
10 77 (9.80%) Data Science
11 74 (9.41%) Deployment Automation
12 72 (9.16%) SOLID
13 71 (9.03%) Computer Science
14 67 (8.52%) Mentoring
14 67 (8.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 66 (8.40%) Unit Testing
16 61 (7.76%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 58 (7.38%) MVC
18 57 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 562 (71.50%) Python
2 395 (50.25%) Java
3 334 (42.49%) JavaScript
4 228 (29.01%) Ruby
5 225 (28.63%) C#
6 162 (20.61%) C++
7 153 (19.47%) PHP
8 144 (18.32%) SQL
9 133 (16.92%) TypeScript
10 116 (14.76%) Bash Shell
11 89 (11.32%) Kotlin
11 89 (11.32%) Scala
12 80 (10.18%) PowerShell
13 50 (6.36%) Groovy
14 43 (5.47%) C
15 42 (5.34%) Perl
16 18 (2.29%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.15%) Haskell
18 8 (1.02%) R
19 7 (0.89%) Rust
Qualifications
1 90 (11.45%) Degree
2 72 (9.16%) AWS Certification
3 63 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (4.33%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 28 (3.56%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.25%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) HND
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.05%) QA
2 3 (0.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 459 (58.40%) Docker
2 16 (2.04%) KVM
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) pfSense
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 396 (50.38%) Kubernetes
2 270 (34.35%) Terraform
3 181 (23.03%) Opscode Chef
4 154 (19.59%) Puppet
5 141 (17.94%) Ansible
6 92 (11.70%) Prometheus
7 61 (7.76%) Grafana
8 24 (3.05%) Graphite
9 21 (2.67%) ZABBIX
10 20 (2.54%) Nagios
11 15 (1.91%) CFEngine
11 15 (1.91%) Demisto
12 13 (1.65%) Packer
13 12 (1.53%) Consul
13 12 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (1.27%) Istio
15 4 (0.51%) Kibana
16 3 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
16 3 (0.38%) logstash
17 2 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 108 (13.74%) SaltStack
2 70 (8.91%) Google
3 55 (7.00%) Oracle
4 51 (6.49%) New Relic
5 30 (3.82%) Microsoft
5 30 (3.82%) Zend
6 28 (3.56%) PagerDuty
7 26 (3.31%) IBM
8 16 (2.04%) Splunk
9 15 (1.91%) ArcSight
9 15 (1.91%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.27%) Dynatrace
11 7 (0.89%) Apple
11 7 (0.89%) Teradata
11 7 (0.89%) Yahoo!
12 5 (0.64%) VMware
13 4 (0.51%) SAP
13 4 (0.51%) Twitter