Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Confluence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Confluence over the 6 months to 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Confluence
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 224 257
Rank change year-on-year +17 +33 +69
Permanent jobs citing Confluence 1,211 1,807 2,068
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.48% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.74% 10.09% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,064 1,360 1,446
Median annual salary £60,000 £56,798 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.64% +3.27% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,531 £85,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.49% +6.00% +5.26%

Confluence is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 10,312 17,906 23,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.62% 14.66% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,118 14,515 18,814
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +2.38%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Confluence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Confluence.

Salary trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Confluence over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the UK over the 6 months to 3 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
England +21 1,118 £60,000 +4.35% 202
UK excluding London -3 654 £57,500 +8.49% 144
London +61 514 £65,000 - 72
Work from Home -23 205 £60,000 +4.35% 37
South West +73 155 £60,000 +16.30% 27
South East -34 138 £57,500 +9.52% 43
North of England -26 129 £57,500 +9.52% 28
Midlands +74 127 £48,750 -11.36% 17
West Midlands +62 91 £52,500 -4.55% 16
North West +19 86 £55,227 +10.45% 15
Scotland +53 45 £67,500 +45.16% 8
East of England +6 42 £66,250 +15.22% 15
East Midlands +47 36 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Yorkshire -55 29 £57,500 - 9
Wales +9 19 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North East +20 14 £57,500 +74.24% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT jobs citing Confluence 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 with a requirement for Confluence.

1 1,174 (96.94%) JIRA
2 909 (75.06%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (42.94%) Scrum
4 392 (32.37%) Git (software)
5 381 (31.46%) Java
6 372 (30.72%) AWS
7 369 (30.47%) DevOps
8 346 (28.57%) Linux
9 297 (24.53%) Azure
10 295 (24.36%) Python
11 289 (23.86%) Jenkins
12 287 (23.70%) Test Automation
13 277 (22.87%) Docker
14 275 (22.71%) Microsoft
15 265 (21.88%) Finance
16 247 (20.40%) SQL
17 238 (19.65%) JavaScript
18 221 (18.25%) Atlassian
19 207 (17.09%) SDLC
20 198 (16.35%) Windows
21 193 (15.94%) Ansible
21 193 (15.94%) Bitbucket
22 191 (15.77%) Software Engineering
23 179 (14.78%) Microservices
24 172 (14.20%) ITIL
25 159 (13.13%) HTML
26 154 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
27 153 (12.63%) C#
28 150 (12.39%) Degree
29 149 (12.30%) SQL Server

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 74 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.54%) CMS
3 44 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.39%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.82%) Drupal
7 14 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (0.99%) JBoss
9 11 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 11 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.83%) FileNet
10 10 (0.83%) IIS
11 9 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.66%) LiveCycle
12 8 (0.66%) nginx
12 8 (0.66%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 86 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (1.24%) Figma
7 13 (1.07%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.91%) InVision
9 10 (0.83%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.25%) Sketch
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.17%) Simulink
12 1 (0.083%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.083%) Flinto
12 1 (0.083%) Marvel
12 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.083%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 25 (2.06%) Shopify
2 16 (1.32%) Magento
2 16 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.33%) BASE24
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.25%) Eikon
6 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
8 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.083%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 372 (30.72%) AWS
2 297 (24.53%) Azure
3 127 (10.49%) SaaS
4 68 (5.62%) Microsoft 365
5 62 (5.12%) GCP
6 58 (4.79%) PaaS
7 46 (3.80%) GitHub
8 45 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (3.63%) Serverless
10 38 (3.14%) Slack
11 37 (3.06%) IaaS
12 36 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (2.23%) Amazon S3
14 22 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (1.73%) Trello
16 20 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
17 18 (1.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 18 (1.49%) Power Platform
18 17 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
19 16 (1.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 91 (7.51%) Firewall
2 65 (5.37%) VPN
3 54 (4.46%) IPv4
4 50 (4.13%) OSPF
4 50 (4.13%) VLAN
5 46 (3.80%) DNS
6 38 (3.14%) HTTP
7 34 (2.81%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.40%) DMZ
8 17 (1.40%) Intranet
8 17 (1.40%) Wireshark
9 16 (1.32%) FTP
10 13 (1.07%) Network Security
11 12 (0.99%) VoIP
12 11 (0.91%) Ethernet
12 11 (0.91%) IMAP
12 11 (0.91%) SMTP
12 11 (0.91%) WebEx
13 10 (0.83%) DHCP
13 10 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 74 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 69 (5.70%) MySQL
5 56 (4.62%) Big Data
6 46 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (1.90%) Blockchain
9 21 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 16 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (1.16%) Apache Accumulo
12 13 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.99%) DB2
13 12 (0.99%) Power BI
14 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,174 (96.94%) JIRA
2 392 (32.37%) Git (software)
3 289 (23.86%) Jenkins
4 193 (15.94%) Bitbucket
5 126 (10.40%) Selenium
6 98 (8.09%) Maven
7 83 (6.85%) JUnit
8 80 (6.61%) JMeter
9 73 (6.03%) Cucumber
10 56 (4.62%) Subversion
11 53 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 50 (4.13%) Artifactory
13 49 (4.05%) Gradle
14 47 (3.88%) GitLab
14 47 (3.88%) Postman
15 46 (3.80%) LoadRunner
16 41 (3.39%) Visual Studio
17 39 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
18 35 (2.89%) WebDriver
19 34 (2.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 265 (21.88%) Finance
2 82 (6.77%) Banking
3 52 (4.29%) Retail
4 38 (3.14%) Public Sector
5 36 (2.97%) Games
6 35 (2.89%) Marketing
7 32 (2.64%) Legal
8 24 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.90%) Law
10 18 (1.49%) Automotive
10 18 (1.49%) Billing
11 16 (1.32%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.58%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.41%) Advertising
14 5 (0.41%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) Front Office
14 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 303 (25.02%) Developer
2 126 (10.40%) Analyst
3 92 (7.60%) Project Manager
4 77 (6.36%) Senior Developer
4 77 (6.36%) Software Engineer
5 75 (6.19%) Java Developer
6 68 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 61 (5.04%) Business Analyst
8 55 (4.54%) Full Stack Developer
9 53 (4.38%) Architect
10 50 (4.13%) Test Engineer
11 45 (3.72%) Scrum Master
12 42 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 39 (3.22%) Linux Engineer
14 36 (2.97%) C# Developer
15 33 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
16 32 (2.64%) QA Engineer
16 32 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
17 31 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
17 31 (2.56%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (13.13%) HTML
2 145 (11.97%) CSS
3 144 (11.89%) React
4 122 (10.07%) RESTful
5 121 (9.99%) .NET
5 121 (9.99%) AngularJS
5 121 (9.99%) REST
6 116 (9.58%) Web Services
7 103 (8.51%) Node.js
8 94 (7.76%) Spring
9 81 (6.69%) XML
10 73 (6.03%) JSON
11 54 (4.46%) HTML5
12 52 (4.29%) ASP.NET
13 49 (4.05%) .NET Core
14 46 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 44 (3.63%) Redux
16 42 (3.47%) Kafka
17 40 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
17 40 (3.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 82 (6.77%) User Experience
4 62 (5.12%) Public Cloud
5 38 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.48%) Cyberattack
6 30 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.90%) iPad
9 19 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.49%) N-Tier
11 17 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.40%) Wiki
12 16 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.07%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.07%) Data Centre
14 13 (1.07%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 346 (28.57%) Linux
2 198 (16.35%) Windows
3 93 (7.68%) Windows Server
4 85 (7.02%) CentOS
5 79 (6.52%) Unix
6 63 (5.20%) Android
7 60 (4.95%) Apple iOS
8 51 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (4.05%) Ubuntu
10 40 (3.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 23 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (1.16%) Windows 10
13 13 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
14 12 (0.99%) Debian
15 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.58%) VMS
17 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
19 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (75.06%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (42.94%) Scrum
3 369 (30.47%) DevOps
4 287 (23.70%) Test Automation
5 207 (17.09%) SDLC
6 191 (15.77%) Software Engineering
7 179 (14.78%) Microservices
8 172 (14.20%) ITIL
9 154 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
10 143 (11.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 132 (10.90%) Machine Learning
12 129 (10.65%) Kanban
13 128 (10.57%) Analytics
14 126 (10.40%) Project Management
14 126 (10.40%) TDD
15 117 (9.66%) BDD
16 110 (9.08%) Open Source
17 105 (8.67%) Project Delivery
18 104 (8.59%) Cyber Intelligence
19 100 (8.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 381 (31.46%) Java
2 295 (24.36%) Python
3 247 (20.40%) SQL
4 238 (19.65%) JavaScript
5 153 (12.63%) C#
6 129 (10.65%) PowerShell
7 109 (9.00%) Bash Shell
8 73 (6.03%) TypeScript
9 57 (4.71%) C++
10 55 (4.54%) C
11 46 (3.80%) Shell Script
12 44 (3.63%) T-SQL
13 41 (3.39%) Java 8
14 37 (3.06%) Perl
15 34 (2.81%) Ruby
16 28 (2.31%) Groovy
17 20 (1.65%) PHP
18 19 (1.57%) XPath
19 17 (1.40%) PL/SQL
20 15 (1.24%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 150 (12.39%) Degree
2 119 (9.83%) Security Cleared
3 84 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (3.30%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.73%) GIAC
6 21 (1.73%) RHCE
7 20 (1.65%) AWS Certification
8 18 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 18 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (1.24%) ISEB
10 13 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.99%) CCNP
12 11 (0.91%) CSPO
13 9 (0.74%) CISSP
14 7 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (12.14%) QA
2 18 (1.49%) PMO
2 18 (1.49%) SLA
3 15 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.83%) GDPR
5 8 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (0.41%) NCSC
7 5 (0.41%) NIST
7 5 (0.41%) WCAG
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
10 1 (0.083%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 277 (22.87%) Docker
2 109 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (6.94%) Active Directory
4 56 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.49%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.91%) XenApp
8 7 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.25%) vSphere
10 3 (0.25%) Xen
11 2 (0.17%) Firmware
12 1 (0.083%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.083%) HDFS
12 1 (0.083%) IAG
12 1 (0.083%) pfSense
12 1 (0.083%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 193 (15.94%) Ansible
2 123 (10.16%) Terraform
3 121 (9.99%) Kubernetes
4 83 (6.85%) Puppet
5 21 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (1.73%) Kibana
6 18 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.83%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.66%) Nessus
8 8 (0.66%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.50%) Grafana
10 5 (0.41%) Control-M
11 4 (0.33%) Nagios
11 4 (0.33%) Salt
12 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.25%) Graylog
12 3 (0.25%) OpenVAS
12 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 275 (22.71%) Microsoft
2 221 (18.25%) Atlassian
3 128 (10.57%) VMware
4 116 (9.58%) Oracle
5 66 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 61 (5.04%) Google
7 52 (4.29%) IBM
8 37 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (2.56%) ServiceNow
10 29 (2.39%) SAP
11 23 (1.90%) Splunk
12 22 (1.82%) HP
13 19 (1.57%) hybris
14 18 (1.49%) Adobe
15 14 (1.16%) AppDynamics
15 14 (1.16%) MuleSoft
15 14 (1.16%) Sitecore
16 13 (1.07%) Elastic Path
16 13 (1.07%) Wrike
17 12 (0.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud