Period
to 15 February 2019

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

DevOps
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 31 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +28 +49
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,238 11,775 8,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 6.70% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 7.29% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10,279 9,438 6,865
UK median annual salary £62,500 £61,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 139,020 161,418 160,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.84% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 109,576 131,052 132,437
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 17 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 15 February 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
England +9 12,506 £64,733 +3.57% 2,685
London +6 7,010 £70,000 - 1,235
UK excluding London +18 5,997 £55,000 +4.76% 1,575
North of England +13 1,845 £52,925 +0.81% 512
South East +24 1,791 £55,000 - 376
North West +7 996 £55,000 +8.91% 260
Yorkshire +18 762 £50,000 -4.76% 204
Midlands +35 617 £52,500 -4.55% 218
South West +8 614 £52,500 +5.00% 187
East of England +15 581 £57,500 -4.17% 157
West Midlands +70 393 £52,500 -4.55% 153
Scotland +2 352 £47,000 -6.00% 51
East Midlands -12 222 £55,000 - 65
Wales +27 172 £50,000 +17.65% 52
North East +30 117 £55,000 +10.00% 48
Northern Ireland +8 52 £50,000 +25.00% 22
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 with a requirement for DevOps.

1 7,090 (53.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5,963 (45.04%) Amazon AWS
3 4,394 (33.19%) Python
4 4,378 (33.07%) Linux
5 4,284 (32.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4,042 (30.53%) Docker
7 3,788 (28.61%) Java
8 3,248 (24.54%) Ansible
9 3,245 (24.51%) Jenkins
10 2,856 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
11 2,588 (19.55%) Kubernetes
12 2,573 (19.44%) Finance
13 2,569 (19.41%) Puppet
14 2,456 (18.55%) SQL
15 2,380 (17.98%) JavaScript
16 2,365 (17.87%) Git (software)
17 2,312 (17.46%) C#
18 2,179 (16.46%) Software Engineering
19 2,145 (16.20%) .NET
20 2,064 (15.59%) Terraform
21 2,054 (15.52%) Scrum
22 2,050 (15.49%) Microservices
23 1,941 (14.66%) Windows
24 1,930 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
25 1,798 (13.58%) TDD
26 1,761 (13.30%) Microsoft
27 1,738 (13.13%) Test Automation
28 1,717 (12.97%) Bash Shell
29 1,706 (12.89%) Configuration Management
30 1,547 (11.69%) Web Services

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
1 665 (5.02%) Apache
2 611 (4.62%) Confluence
3 532 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
4 485 (3.66%) Apache Spark
5 370 (2.79%) IIS
6 346 (2.61%) Tomcat
7 276 (2.08%) nginx
8 211 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 177 (1.34%) OpenStack
10 172 (1.30%) CMS
11 163 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 160 (1.21%) JBoss
13 151 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
14 125 (0.94%) MS Exchange
15 114 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 93 (0.70%) Apache Solr
17 77 (0.58%) Drupal
18 70 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
19 56 (0.42%) Mule
20 55 (0.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 116 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 32 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 29 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.11%) HipChat
7 14 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.053%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.038%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.030%) Mingle
11 3 (0.023%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.015%) Snapchat
12 2 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.008%) ArchiCAD
13 1 (0.008%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.008%) Revit
13 1 (0.008%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 65 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 47 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 47 (0.36%) Magento
4 33 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 22 (0.17%) Actimize
6 19 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 15 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 12 (0.091%) Eloqua
9 11 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.083%) SAP GRC
10 10 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
11 9 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.038%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.038%) R3 Corda
14 4 (0.030%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5,963 (45.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4,284 (32.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,501 (11.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 774 (5.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 774 (5.85%) SaaS
5 737 (5.57%) PaaS
6 585 (4.42%) GitHub
7 549 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
8 533 (4.03%) Serverless
9 518 (3.91%) IaaS
10 468 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
11 461 (3.48%) Amazon S3
12 339 (2.56%) Office 365
13 322 (2.43%) OpenShift
14 320 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 320 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
15 214 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
16 178 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 172 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
18 118 (0.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 647 (4.89%) Firewall
2 449 (3.39%) DNS
3 319 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 254 (1.92%) Internet
5 201 (1.52%) HTTP
6 191 (1.44%) VPN
7 171 (1.29%) DHCP
8 152 (1.15%) Network Security
9 138 (1.04%) SSL
10 119 (0.90%) WAN
11 103 (0.78%) LAN
12 90 (0.68%) SAN
13 82 (0.62%) VLAN
14 54 (0.41%) Wireless
15 52 (0.39%) Skype
16 42 (0.32%) VoIP
17 38 (0.29%) BGP
17 38 (0.29%) MPLS
18 36 (0.27%) SSH
19 29 (0.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,269 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 1,081 (8.17%) NoSQL
3 906 (6.84%) Big Data
4 854 (6.45%) MySQL
5 809 (6.11%) MongoDB
6 576 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 537 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
8 491 (3.71%) Relational Database
9 420 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
10 377 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 244 (1.84%) Redis
12 217 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 206 (1.56%) Blockchain
14 195 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 170 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 170 (1.28%) RDBMS
16 167 (1.26%) Apache Hive
17 135 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 135 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 129 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3,245 (24.51%) Jenkins
2 2,365 (17.87%) Git (software)
3 1,314 (9.93%) JIRA
4 921 (6.96%) TeamCity
5 783 (5.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 765 (5.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 742 (5.61%) Maven
8 702 (5.30%) Selenium
9 647 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 459 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 430 (3.25%) Visual Studio
12 411 (3.10%) Subversion
13 398 (3.01%) Cucumber
14 332 (2.51%) Gradle
15 316 (2.39%) Vagrant
16 286 (2.16%) Bitbucket
17 275 (2.08%) GitLab
18 269 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
19 235 (1.78%) JUnit
20 187 (1.41%) Ant
General
1 2,573 (19.44%) Finance
2 842 (6.36%) Banking
3 624 (4.71%) Retail
4 354 (2.67%) Marketing
5 342 (2.58%) Law
6 269 (2.03%) Games
7 212 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 187 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 164 (1.24%) Advertising
10 145 (1.10%) Front Office
11 129 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 123 (0.93%) Publishing
13 117 (0.88%) Investment Banking
14 103 (0.78%) Legal
15 99 (0.75%) Military
16 69 (0.52%) Electronics
17 61 (0.46%) Back Office
18 43 (0.32%) Automotive
18 43 (0.32%) Retail Banking
19 42 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,862 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,938 (22.19%) Developer
3 1,076 (8.13%) Architect
4 882 (6.66%) AWS Engineer
5 807 (6.10%) Java Developer
6 755 (5.70%) AWS DevOps
7 746 (5.64%) Senior Developer
8 707 (5.34%) Senior DevOps
9 645 (4.87%) .NET Developer
10 642 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 610 (4.61%) Software Engineer
12 595 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 594 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
14 570 (4.31%) C# Developer
15 541 (4.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 515 (3.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 502 (3.79%) Consultant
18 418 (3.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 381 (2.88%) Administrator
20 379 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,145 (16.20%) .NET
2 1,547 (11.69%) Web Services
3 1,266 (9.56%) Node.js
4 1,169 (8.83%) AngularJS
5 1,159 (8.76%) HTML
6 1,024 (7.74%) CSS
7 983 (7.43%) Spring
8 926 (7.00%) REST
9 915 (6.91%) React
10 690 (5.21%) RESTful
11 683 (5.16%) ASP.NET
12 626 (4.73%) Kafka
13 527 (3.98%) HTML5
14 475 (3.59%) JSON
15 468 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
16 421 (3.18%) .NET Framework
17 403 (3.04%) XML
18 399 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 399 (3.01%) Spring Boot
19 383 (2.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 831 (6.28%) Fintech
2 731 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 607 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 602 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 591 (4.46%) Public Cloud
6 528 (3.99%) User Experience
7 421 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 395 (2.98%) Mobile App
9 365 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 319 (2.41%) Cloud Native
11 303 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 216 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
13 206 (1.56%) Private Cloud
14 204 (1.54%) Management Information System
15 189 (1.43%) Hedge funds
16 180 (1.36%) Algorithms
17 119 (0.90%) Virtual Team
18 102 (0.77%) Clustering
19 100 (0.76%) PKI
20 97 (0.73%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4,378 (33.07%) Linux
2 1,941 (14.66%) Windows
3 922 (6.96%) Unix
4 574 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 531 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 526 (3.97%) CentOS
7 352 (2.66%) Ubuntu
8 253 (1.91%) Android
9 209 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 162 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 156 (1.18%) Debian
12 138 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 103 (0.78%) Windows 10
14 60 (0.45%) VMS
15 57 (0.43%) CoreOS
16 52 (0.39%) DC/OS
17 46 (0.35%) Mesosphere
18 45 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
19 42 (0.32%) Fedora
20 41 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,090 (53.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2,856 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2,179 (16.46%) Software Engineering
4 2,054 (15.52%) Scrum
5 2,050 (15.49%) Microservices
6 1,798 (13.58%) TDD
7 1,738 (13.13%) Test Automation
8 1,706 (12.89%) Configuration Management
9 1,358 (10.26%) Open Source
10 1,325 (10.01%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,188 (8.97%) Mentoring
12 1,072 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
13 967 (7.30%) BDD
14 895 (6.76%) SDLC
15 866 (6.54%) Analytics
16 792 (5.98%) MVC
17 764 (5.77%) Deployment Automation
18 743 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
19 736 (5.56%) Computer Science
20 653 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4,394 (33.19%) Python
2 3,788 (28.61%) Java
3 2,456 (18.55%) SQL
4 2,380 (17.98%) JavaScript
5 2,312 (17.46%) C#
6 1,717 (12.97%) Bash Shell
7 1,352 (10.21%) PowerShell
8 1,263 (9.54%) Ruby
9 749 (5.66%) PHP
10 715 (5.40%) Perl
11 638 (4.82%) Go
12 636 (4.80%) C++
13 576 (4.35%) Scala
14 497 (3.75%) Java 8
15 368 (2.78%) C
16 359 (2.71%) Shell Script
17 259 (1.96%) T-SQL
18 201 (1.52%) TypeScript
19 174 (1.31%) Groovy
20 163 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,276 (9.64%) Degree
2 530 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 438 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 349 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 214 (1.62%) AWS Certification
6 198 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 157 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 102 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 97 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
10 89 (0.67%) ISTQB
11 88 (0.66%) CISSP
12 86 (0.65%) ISEB
13 81 (0.61%) RHCE
14 79 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
15 70 (0.53%) Master's Degree
16 59 (0.45%) RHCSA
17 56 (0.42%) MCSE
18 55 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
19 49 (0.37%) MCSA
20 41 (0.31%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 874 (6.60%) QA
2 138 (1.04%) SLA
3 126 (0.95%) GDPR
4 97 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 83 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 51 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 50 (0.38%) PMO
8 31 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 22 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 14 (0.11%) SAS 70
12 13 (0.098%) PA-DSS
13 11 (0.083%) MiFID
14 9 (0.068%) GAMP
15 8 (0.060%) COBIT
16 7 (0.053%) HIPAA
17 6 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.045%) SEPA
18 5 (0.038%) FedRAMP
18 5 (0.038%) PSD2
System Software
1 4,042 (30.53%) Docker
2 641 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 596 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 368 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 262 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 118 (0.89%) vSphere
7 93 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 83 (0.63%) VirtualBox
9 51 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 49 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 45 (0.34%) HDFS
12 42 (0.32%) Apache Flume
13 36 (0.27%) pfSense
14 34 (0.26%) iptables
14 34 (0.26%) XenApp
15 33 (0.25%) KVM
16 31 (0.23%) oVirt
17 29 (0.22%) Varnish
18 27 (0.20%) RHEV
19 25 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3,248 (24.54%) Ansible
2 2,588 (19.55%) Kubernetes
3 2,569 (19.41%) Puppet
4 2,064 (15.59%) Terraform
5 1,930 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
6 374 (2.83%) Salt
7 302 (2.28%) Prometheus
8 283 (2.14%) Packer
9 254 (1.92%) Nagios
10 232 (1.75%) Grafana
11 229 (1.73%) Consul
12 227 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
13 180 (1.36%) Graphite
14 143 (1.08%) ZABBIX
15 139 (1.05%) Kibana
16 122 (0.92%) SCCM
17 101 (0.76%) Mesos
18 88 (0.66%) HAProxy
19 85 (0.64%) Rundeck
20 74 (0.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,761 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 1,142 (8.63%) Google
3 880 (6.65%) Oracle
4 821 (6.20%) VMware
5 695 (5.25%) Red Hat
6 447 (3.38%) Splunk
7 284 (2.15%) Atlassian
8 234 (1.77%) New Relic
9 232 (1.75%) IBM
10 228 (1.72%) SAP
11 191 (1.44%) Cisco
12 148 (1.12%) AppDynamics
13 138 (1.04%) Cloudera
13 138 (1.04%) HP
14 113 (0.85%) SaltStack
15 110 (0.83%) Citrix
16 100 (0.76%) Sitecore
17 97 (0.73%) ServiceNow
18 93 (0.70%) Rackspace
19 87 (0.66%) Tableau