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

DevOps
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 27 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14 +33
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 14,788 13,572 10,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.57% 8.14% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.47% 8.87% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 11,239 10,540 8,370
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.95% - +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 128,908 153,074 163,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.77% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101,192 121,815 129,338
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 September 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 September 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 13,722 £65,000 +4.00% 2,272
UK excluding London +13 7,282 £53,000 +0.95% 1,446
London +6 7,214 £75,000 +7.14% 1,001
South East +21 2,114 £55,000 - 354
North of England +4 1,960 £52,500 +5.00% 400
North West +3 1,108 £55,000 +4.76% 226
South West +20 957 £50,000 - 173
Midlands +41 825 £52,500 -4.55% 177
Yorkshire -1 768 £50,000 - 146
Scotland +25 642 £50,000 - 107
East of England +6 573 £55,000 -4.35% 167
West Midlands +47 552 £52,500 -8.70% 113
East Midlands +20 270 £52,500 +6.33% 63
Wales -4 134 £50,000 - 53
Northern Ireland +21 91 £60,000 - 15
North East -7 83 £52,000 +7.22% 28
Isle of Man - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 7,829 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 6,066 (41.02%) AWS
3 5,500 (37.19%) Azure
4 4,590 (31.04%) Docker
5 4,462 (30.17%) Python
6 4,105 (27.76%) Linux
7 3,912 (26.45%) Java
8 3,640 (24.61%) Kubernetes
9 3,104 (20.99%) JavaScript
10 3,024 (20.45%) Jenkins
11 3,004 (20.31%) Ansible
12 2,881 (19.48%) Terraform
13 2,852 (19.29%) Software Engineering
14 2,849 (19.27%) SQL
15 2,809 (19.00%) Finance
16 2,794 (18.89%) C#
17 2,682 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
18 2,674 (18.08%) .NET
19 2,560 (17.31%) Microservices
20 2,553 (17.26%) Git (software)
21 2,345 (15.86%) Scrum
22 2,317 (15.67%) Microsoft
23 2,183 (14.76%) Puppet
24 2,080 (14.07%) Test Automation
25 1,998 (13.51%) TDD
26 1,915 (12.95%) Windows
27 1,840 (12.44%) GCP
28 1,794 (12.13%) Opscode Chef
29 1,715 (11.60%) SQL Server
30 1,556 (10.52%) Problem-Solving

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
1 548 (3.71%) Confluence
2 503 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
3 442 (2.99%) Apache Spark
4 416 (2.81%) Apache
5 322 (2.18%) IIS
6 241 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 234 (1.58%) nginx
8 230 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 223 (1.51%) CMS
10 214 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 170 (1.15%) JBoss
12 115 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 110 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
14 101 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
15 88 (0.60%) WebLogic
16 69 (0.47%) Apache Pig
17 67 (0.45%) SAS
18 64 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
19 63 (0.43%) Umbraco
20 62 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 93 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.37%) Chatbot
4 42 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.081%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.047%) SPSS
9 4 (0.027%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.027%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.020%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.020%) Sketch
11 2 (0.014%) HipChat
11 2 (0.014%) InDesign
11 2 (0.014%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.014%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.007%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.007%) Revit
Business Applications
1 178 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 32 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 23 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 17 (0.11%) Magento
6 17 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 13 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.061%) nopCommerce
9 7 (0.047%) MultiChain
9 7 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.047%) Quorum
9 7 (0.047%) Teamcenter
10 6 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.034%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.027%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 4 (0.027%) Distributed Ledger
12 4 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6,066 (41.02%) AWS
2 5,500 (37.19%) Azure
3 1,840 (12.44%) GCP
4 942 (6.37%) SaaS
5 879 (5.94%) Serverless
6 839 (5.67%) PaaS
7 765 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 698 (4.72%) IaaS
9 585 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
10 543 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
11 540 (3.65%) GitHub
12 479 (3.24%) Amazon S3
13 374 (2.53%) Office 365
14 359 (2.43%) OpenShift
15 357 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
16 313 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
17 311 (2.10%) Power Platform
18 246 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 220 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 214 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 535 (3.62%) Firewall
2 402 (2.72%) DNS
3 335 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 265 (1.79%) Internet
5 214 (1.45%) VPN
6 189 (1.28%) HTTP
7 161 (1.09%) Network Security
8 157 (1.06%) DHCP
9 102 (0.69%) SSL
10 93 (0.63%) WAN
11 90 (0.61%) Wireless
12 79 (0.53%) SAN
13 68 (0.46%) LAN
14 54 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (0.34%) MPLS
16 50 (0.34%) VLAN
17 47 (0.32%) Wireshark
18 43 (0.29%) BGP
18 43 (0.29%) HTTPS
19 41 (0.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,715 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 925 (6.26%) Big Data
3 859 (5.81%) MySQL
4 760 (5.14%) NoSQL
5 739 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 547 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 522 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
8 424 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 412 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
10 399 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
11 306 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 296 (2.00%) Power BI
13 289 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
14 283 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 279 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
16 264 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 232 (1.57%) Redis
18 220 (1.49%) Data Lake
19 197 (1.33%) RDBMS
20 188 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,024 (20.45%) Jenkins
2 2,553 (17.26%) Git (software)
3 1,245 (8.42%) JIRA
4 751 (5.08%) Selenium
5 699 (4.73%) TeamCity
6 611 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 549 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
8 538 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 536 (3.62%) Visual Studio
10 519 (3.51%) Maven
11 500 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 465 (3.14%) GitLab
13 417 (2.82%) Cucumber
14 371 (2.51%) Bitbucket
15 319 (2.16%) Subversion
16 235 (1.59%) Artifactory
17 229 (1.55%) JUnit
18 206 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
19 202 (1.37%) JMeter
20 195 (1.32%) Gradle
General
1 2,809 (19.00%) Finance
2 931 (6.30%) Banking
3 816 (5.52%) Retail
4 463 (3.13%) Public Sector
5 380 (2.57%) Marketing
6 291 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 279 (1.89%) Games
8 278 (1.88%) Law
9 217 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 136 (0.92%) Advertising
11 121 (0.82%) Front Office
12 114 (0.77%) Legal
13 93 (0.63%) Electronics
14 89 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 78 (0.53%) Automotive
15 78 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 72 (0.49%) Billing
17 69 (0.47%) Back Office
18 66 (0.45%) Publishing
19 56 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,761 (25.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,711 (25.09%) Developer
3 1,157 (7.82%) Architect
4 1,083 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 931 (6.30%) AWS Engineer
6 843 (5.70%) Senior DevOps
7 764 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
8 760 (5.14%) Senior Developer
9 750 (5.07%) AWS DevOps
10 747 (5.05%) .NET Developer
11 726 (4.91%) Java Developer
12 710 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 644 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 585 (3.96%) Software Developer
15 552 (3.73%) C# Developer
16 510 (3.45%) Consultant
17 499 (3.37%) Linux Engineer
18 451 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
19 418 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 401 (2.71%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,674 (18.08%) .NET
2 1,419 (9.60%) AngularJS
3 1,374 (9.29%) Web Services
4 1,342 (9.07%) CSS
5 1,335 (9.03%) HTML
6 1,332 (9.01%) React
7 1,281 (8.66%) Node.js
8 1,055 (7.13%) ASP.NET
9 947 (6.40%) REST
10 847 (5.73%) RESTful
11 774 (5.23%) Spring
12 721 (4.88%) .NET Core
13 710 (4.80%) .NET Framework
14 620 (4.19%) Kafka
15 606 (4.10%) JSON
16 592 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 541 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
18 539 (3.64%) jQuery
19 533 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
20 506 (3.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 781 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 779 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
3 728 (4.92%) Public Cloud
4 582 (3.94%) User Experience
5 486 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 457 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 456 (3.08%) Cloud Native
8 454 (3.07%) Data Centre
9 410 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
10 344 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 263 (1.78%) Management Information System
12 247 (1.67%) Algorithms
13 197 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
14 172 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 171 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 151 (1.02%) Replication
17 149 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 147 (0.99%) Hedge funds
19 136 (0.92%) Smartphone
20 99 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,105 (27.76%) Linux
2 1,915 (12.95%) Windows
3 885 (5.98%) Unix
4 559 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 383 (2.59%) CentOS
6 337 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 266 (1.80%) Android
8 219 (1.48%) Ubuntu
9 193 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 129 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 88 (0.60%) Debian
12 65 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 41 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 39 (0.26%) VMS
16 37 (0.25%) Solaris
16 37 (0.25%) SUSE
17 33 (0.22%) CoreOS
17 33 (0.22%) Mesosphere
18 25 (0.17%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,829 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,852 (19.29%) Software Engineering
3 2,682 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
4 2,560 (17.31%) Microservices
5 2,345 (15.86%) Scrum
6 2,080 (14.07%) Test Automation
7 1,998 (13.51%) TDD
8 1,556 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
9 1,453 (9.83%) Open Source
10 1,425 (9.64%) Configuration Management
11 1,366 (9.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 1,357 (9.18%) Infrastructure as Code
13 1,338 (9.05%) Mentoring
14 1,232 (8.33%) SDLC
15 1,101 (7.45%) Analytics
16 1,079 (7.30%) Fintech
17 1,074 (7.26%) BDD
18 1,060 (7.17%) MVC
19 924 (6.25%) Computer Science
20 894 (6.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4,462 (30.17%) Python
2 3,912 (26.45%) Java
3 3,104 (20.99%) JavaScript
4 2,849 (19.27%) SQL
5 2,794 (18.89%) C#
6 1,533 (10.37%) Bash Shell
7 1,473 (9.96%) PowerShell
8 1,102 (7.45%) Ruby
9 769 (5.20%) Go
10 766 (5.18%) C++
11 673 (4.55%) PHP
12 504 (3.41%) C
13 483 (3.27%) Perl
14 462 (3.12%) Scala
15 460 (3.11%) TypeScript
16 395 (2.67%) T-SQL
17 375 (2.54%) Java 8
18 373 (2.52%) Shell Script
19 202 (1.37%) Kotlin
20 196 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,277 (8.64%) Degree
2 542 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 455 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 355 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 243 (1.64%) AWS Certification
6 196 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 146 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 133 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 119 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 117 (0.79%) CISSP
11 87 (0.59%) ISEB
12 70 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 63 (0.43%) RHCE
14 60 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 59 (0.40%) CCNP
16 53 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 52 (0.35%) CCNA
18 43 (0.29%) PhD
19 40 (0.27%) HND
20 39 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,179 (7.97%) QA
2 200 (1.35%) SLA
3 176 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 156 (1.05%) GDPR
5 93 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 50 (0.34%) NIST
7 39 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 34 (0.23%) COBIT
9 29 (0.20%) PMO
10 27 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.14%) ISO 22301
12 20 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 13 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 10 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.068%) NCSC
16 8 (0.054%) ISO 31000
16 8 (0.054%) PSD2
17 6 (0.041%) ISAE 3402
17 6 (0.041%) TickIT
System Software
1 4,590 (31.04%) Docker
2 490 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 360 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 242 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 158 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 126 (0.85%) vSphere
7 70 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 64 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 53 (0.36%) KVM
10 41 (0.28%) Xen
11 40 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 29 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 29 (0.20%) VirtualBox
13 28 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.19%) VMware NSX
13 28 (0.19%) XenApp
14 25 (0.17%) oVirt
15 24 (0.16%) RHEV
15 24 (0.16%) Varnish
16 20 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3,640 (24.61%) Kubernetes
2 3,004 (20.31%) Ansible
3 2,881 (19.48%) Terraform
4 2,183 (14.76%) Puppet
5 1,794 (12.13%) Opscode Chef
6 354 (2.39%) Prometheus
7 322 (2.18%) Packer
8 272 (1.84%) Nagios
9 255 (1.72%) Salt
10 249 (1.68%) Grafana
11 222 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
12 219 (1.48%) Consul
13 211 (1.43%) Kibana
14 121 (0.82%) ZABBIX
15 120 (0.81%) Rancher
16 112 (0.76%) logstash
17 98 (0.66%) Graphite
18 78 (0.53%) SCCM
19 71 (0.48%) Mesos
20 64 (0.43%) Automic
Vendors
1 2,317 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 1,257 (8.50%) Google
3 804 (5.44%) Oracle
4 630 (4.26%) VMware
5 415 (2.81%) Red Hat
6 396 (2.68%) Splunk
7 242 (1.64%) IBM
8 224 (1.51%) SAP
9 194 (1.31%) Cisco
10 185 (1.25%) Atlassian
11 166 (1.12%) AppDynamics
12 145 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 141 (0.95%) Citrix
14 140 (0.95%) New Relic
15 132 (0.89%) Sitecore
16 130 (0.88%) Databricks
17 129 (0.87%) Cloudera
18 119 (0.80%) WorldPay
19 118 (0.80%) ServiceNow
20 101 (0.68%) Adobe