Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 72 140
Rank change year-on-year +29 +68 +110
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 10295 7711 5044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.85% 3.91% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 4.39% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8169 6562 4123
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,517 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

DevOps is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158275 175507 192436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.06% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125523 146398 157190
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps.

Salary trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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 +31 9797 £60,000 - 791
London +22 5952 £67,500 +3.85% 474
UK excluding London +51 4122 £52,500 +5.00% 345
North of England +33 1275 £50,000 +11.11% 106
South East +50 1261 £55,000 +10.00% 86
North West +59 717 £50,000 +11.11% 58
Yorkshire +16 490 £50,000 +11.11% 41
South West +21 465 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East of England +38 446 £55,000 +4.76% 44
Midlands +42 374 £51,500 +3.00% 47
West Midlands +56 216 £50,000 -9.09% 24
Scotland +1 198 £50,000 +11.11% 25
East Midlands +6 158 £53,750 +11.98% 23
Wales +33 112 £46,500 +3.33% 4
North East +47 68 £40,000 - 7
Northern Ireland -14 3 £55,000 +37.50% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DevOps.

1 5193 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4783 (46.46%) Linux
3 3721 (36.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3197 (31.05%) Python
5 3130 (30.40%) Puppet
6 3047 (29.60%) Java
7 2689 (26.12%) Ansible
8 2614 (25.39%) Continuous Integration
9 2605 (25.30%) Jenkins
10 2472 (24.01%) Docker
11 2431 (23.61%) Opscode Chef
12 2267 (22.02%) Finance
13 1905 (18.50%) SQL
14 1883 (18.29%) Git (software)
15 1832 (17.80%) Scrum
16 1807 (17.55%) JavaScript
17 1804 (17.52%) Microsoft Azure
18 1791 (17.40%) Windows
19 1659 (16.11%) TDD
20 1636 (15.89%) .NET
21 1629 (15.82%) Bash Shell
22 1566 (15.21%) Configuration Management
23 1513 (14.70%) Ruby
24 1447 (14.06%) C#
25 1335 (12.97%) Software Engineering
26 1320 (12.82%) Open Source
27 1304 (12.67%) MySQL
28 1279 (12.42%) SQL Server
29 1261 (12.25%) Test Automation
30 1255 (12.19%) Unix

DevOps
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
1 931 (9.04%) Apache
2 596 (5.79%) Tomcat
3 572 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 540 (5.25%) OpenStack
5 470 (4.57%) IIS
6 397 (3.86%) Confluence
7 392 (3.81%) nginx
8 289 (2.81%) Apache Spark
9 256 (2.49%) JBoss
10 217 (2.11%) WebLogic
10 217 (2.11%) WebSphere
11 174 (1.69%) CMS
12 167 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 141 (1.37%) SharePoint
14 127 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
15 125 (1.21%) Apache Solr
16 123 (1.19%) CloudStack
17 100 (0.97%) Drupal
18 76 (0.74%) MS Exchange
19 71 (0.69%) Jetty
Applications
1 89 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.078%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.068%) Campfire
5 7 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.058%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.029%) Autodesk Inventor
7 3 (0.029%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.029%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.029%) Siemens NX
7 3 (0.029%) Solid Edge
7 3 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.010%) HipChat
8 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.010%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 80 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.45%) Magento
3 23 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 17 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 11 (0.11%) Actimize
8 10 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.068%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.068%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.068%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.049%) Siebel CRM
12 4 (0.039%) SAP BPC
12 4 (0.039%) SAP PS
12 4 (0.039%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 3721 (36.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1804 (17.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 579 (5.62%) SaaS
4 531 (5.16%) GitHub
5 482 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 475 (4.61%) PaaS
7 448 (4.35%) IaaS
8 383 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 359 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
10 227 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
11 202 (1.96%) Amazon S3
12 134 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 129 (1.25%) Office 365
14 117 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
15 115 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
16 105 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 93 (0.90%) OpenShift
18 66 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
19 62 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
20 59 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 489 (4.75%) Firewall
2 390 (3.79%) DNS
3 280 (2.72%) Internet
4 278 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 262 (2.54%) HTTP
6 185 (1.80%) SAN
7 169 (1.64%) VPN
8 127 (1.23%) LAN
8 127 (1.23%) WAN
9 123 (1.19%) SSL
10 115 (1.12%) LDAP
11 87 (0.85%) Network Security
12 82 (0.80%) DHCP
13 80 (0.78%) VoIP
14 75 (0.73%) VLAN
15 69 (0.67%) NAS
16 65 (0.63%) SMTP
17 50 (0.49%) IPsec
18 42 (0.41%) Kerberos
19 41 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1304 (12.67%) MySQL
2 1279 (12.42%) SQL Server
3 930 (9.03%) NoSQL
4 859 (8.34%) MongoDB
5 724 (7.03%) Big Data
6 454 (4.41%) Hadoop
7 451 (4.38%) Relational Database
8 447 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 433 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
10 356 (3.46%) Redis
11 229 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 224 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
13 187 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 181 (1.76%) RDBMS
15 135 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
16 128 (1.24%) Blockchain
16 128 (1.24%) Oracle Database
17 111 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 103 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 92 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2605 (25.30%) Jenkins
2 1883 (18.29%) Git (software)
3 932 (9.05%) JIRA
4 897 (8.71%) TeamCity
5 600 (5.83%) Maven
6 557 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 542 (5.26%) Selenium
8 460 (4.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 442 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 436 (4.24%) Subversion
11 362 (3.52%) Vagrant
12 294 (2.86%) Bitbucket
13 264 (2.56%) Cucumber
14 256 (2.49%) Gradle
15 252 (2.45%) JUnit
16 242 (2.35%) Visual Studio
17 193 (1.87%) Hudson
18 188 (1.83%) MSBuild
19 181 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
20 176 (1.71%) gulp
General
1 2267 (22.02%) Finance
2 870 (8.45%) Banking
3 726 (7.05%) Retail
4 482 (4.68%) Marketing
5 473 (4.59%) Telecoms
6 325 (3.16%) Investment Banking
7 302 (2.93%) Games
8 286 (2.78%) Manufacturing
9 245 (2.38%) Retail Banking
10 241 (2.34%) Electronics
11 140 (1.36%) Advertising
12 109 (1.06%) Front Office
13 103 (1.00%) Law
14 91 (0.88%) Legal
15 90 (0.87%) Publishing
16 74 (0.72%) Financial Institution
17 42 (0.41%) Back Office
18 41 (0.40%) Automotive
19 32 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 29 (0.28%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3276 (31.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 2207 (21.44%) Developer
3 800 (7.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 766 (7.44%) Architect
5 737 (7.16%) Linux Engineer
6 585 (5.68%) Java Developer
7 571 (5.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 568 (5.52%) AWS DevOps
9 543 (5.27%) Senior DevOps
10 532 (5.17%) Senior Developer
11 522 (5.07%) AWS Engineer
12 485 (4.71%) Administrator
13 456 (4.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 427 (4.15%) Consultant
15 423 (4.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 401 (3.90%) Software Engineer
17 382 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
17 382 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
18 369 (3.58%) .NET Developer
19 331 (3.22%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1636 (15.89%) .NET
2 1156 (11.23%) HTML
3 1148 (11.15%) Web Services
4 1074 (10.43%) CSS
5 928 (9.01%) AngularJS
6 835 (8.11%) Node.js
7 728 (7.07%) REST
8 626 (6.08%) ASP.NET
9 611 (5.93%) Spring
10 563 (5.47%) HTML5
11 528 (5.13%) React
12 508 (4.93%) RESTful
13 440 (4.27%) XML
14 414 (4.02%) LAMP
15 404 (3.92%) CSS3
16 376 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 352 (3.42%) SOAP
18 333 (3.23%) jQuery
19 332 (3.22%) JSON
20 322 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 656 (6.37%) Computer Science
2 548 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 547 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
4 507 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 438 (4.25%) Fintech
6 385 (3.74%) User Experience
7 304 (2.95%) Public Cloud
8 229 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 211 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 210 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 201 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
12 181 (1.76%) Private Cloud
13 132 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 125 (1.21%) iPad
15 118 (1.15%) Clustering
16 114 (1.11%) Virtual Team
17 108 (1.05%) Algorithms
18 102 (0.99%) Online Banking
19 73 (0.71%) Client/Server
20 69 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4783 (46.46%) Linux
2 1791 (17.40%) Windows
3 1255 (12.19%) Unix
4 679 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 634 (6.16%) CentOS
6 559 (5.43%) Windows Server
7 460 (4.47%) Ubuntu
8 239 (2.32%) Solaris
9 218 (2.12%) Debian
10 211 (2.05%) Android
11 193 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 162 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 135 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 83 (0.81%) CoreOS
15 65 (0.63%) AIX
16 40 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
17 34 (0.33%) SUSE
18 32 (0.31%) Mac OS X
19 28 (0.27%) Mac OS
20 27 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5193 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2614 (25.39%) Continuous Integration
3 1832 (17.80%) Scrum
4 1659 (16.11%) TDD
5 1566 (15.21%) Configuration Management
6 1335 (12.97%) Software Engineering
7 1320 (12.82%) Open Source
8 1261 (12.25%) Test Automation
9 1214 (11.79%) Microservices
10 1153 (11.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 901 (8.75%) BDD
12 819 (7.96%) E-Commerce
13 792 (7.69%) SDLC
14 766 (7.44%) Mentoring
15 692 (6.72%) MVC
16 624 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
17 597 (5.80%) ITIL
18 589 (5.72%) OO
19 572 (5.56%) Kanban
20 554 (5.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3197 (31.05%) Python
2 3047 (29.60%) Java
3 1905 (18.50%) SQL
4 1807 (17.55%) JavaScript
5 1629 (15.82%) Bash Shell
6 1513 (14.70%) Ruby
7 1447 (14.06%) C#
8 1054 (10.24%) PowerShell
9 959 (9.32%) PHP
10 955 (9.28%) Perl
11 553 (5.37%) Go
12 483 (4.69%) Shell Script
13 471 (4.58%) C++
14 370 (3.59%) Scala
15 318 (3.09%) C
16 236 (2.29%) Groovy
17 166 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 115 (1.12%) VB
19 111 (1.08%) PL/SQL
20 99 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1059 (10.29%) Degree
2 359 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 355 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 159 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 114 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 93 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 93 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 91 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 85 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 62 (0.60%) ISEB
10 57 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 49 (0.48%) CISSP
12 46 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (0.42%) CCNA
14 40 (0.39%) MCSE
15 31 (0.30%) RHCE
16 30 (0.29%) PMI Certification
17 28 (0.27%) CISM
18 23 (0.22%) RHCSA
19 22 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (6.73%) QA
2 181 (1.76%) SLA
3 86 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 78 (0.76%) GCP
5 70 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 34 (0.33%) GDPR
7 34 (0.33%) PMO
8 28 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 27 (0.26%) COBIT
10 20 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 18 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.097%) MiFID
14 8 (0.078%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.078%) SSAE 16
15 6 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (0.039%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.039%) SAS 70
System Software
1 2472 (24.01%) Docker
2 512 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 385 (3.74%) Active Directory
4 244 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
5 208 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 184 (1.79%) vSphere
6 184 (1.79%) Xen
7 138 (1.34%) XenServer
8 105 (1.02%) KVM
9 89 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 80 (0.78%) NFS
11 78 (0.76%) LXC
12 61 (0.59%) VirtualBox
13 52 (0.51%) Varnish
14 40 (0.39%) etcd
15 39 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 26 (0.25%) iptables
17 24 (0.23%) flannel
18 23 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
19 19 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3130 (30.40%) Puppet
2 2689 (26.12%) Ansible
3 2431 (23.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1014 (9.85%) Kubernetes
5 767 (7.45%) Terraform
6 531 (5.16%) Nagios
7 234 (2.27%) Salt
8 197 (1.91%) ZABBIX
9 176 (1.71%) Packer
10 172 (1.67%) Mesos
11 166 (1.61%) Grafana
12 135 (1.31%) Kibana
13 133 (1.29%) logstash
14 105 (1.02%) Graphite
14 105 (1.02%) Tivoli
15 103 (1.00%) Cobbler
16 97 (0.94%) HAProxy
17 89 (0.86%) Prometheus
18 80 (0.78%) Consul
19 79 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1253 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 978 (9.50%) Oracle
3 927 (9.00%) Red Hat
4 891 (8.65%) VMware
5 612 (5.94%) Google
6 342 (3.32%) SAP
7 279 (2.71%) Splunk
8 242 (2.35%) Cisco
9 238 (2.31%) IBM
10 226 (2.20%) New Relic
11 219 (2.13%) Atlassian
12 215 (2.09%) SaltStack
13 174 (1.69%) Cognizant
14 154 (1.50%) AppDynamics
15 118 (1.15%) HP
16 109 (1.06%) Rackspace
17 100 (0.97%) Citrix
18 92 (0.89%) EnterpriseDB
18 92 (0.89%) Xamarin
19 88 (0.85%) CA