Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 28 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 +31
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 14,412 13,107 9,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.04% 7.63% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.91% 8.29% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 10,986 10,284 7,511
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,742 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.00% +5.26%

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 132,132 158,018 157,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.01% 91.96% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 103,594 127,211 128,598
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £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 16 June 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 16 June 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 13,473 £64,963 +3.94% 1,495
London +8 7,156 £72,500 +3.57% 715
UK excluding London +14 6,979 £53,742 +2.36% 888
North of England +10 2,075 £52,500 - 246
South East +24 2,038 £57,500 +4.55% 188
North West +8 1,154 £55,000 - 149
Yorkshire +7 840 £50,000 -1.96% 77
South West +18 802 £52,500 +10.53% 105
Midlands +37 753 £52,500 -4.55% 123
East of England +11 572 £55,000 -4.35% 118
Scotland +13 520 £47,500 +5.56% 78
West Midlands +62 501 £52,500 -4.55% 82
East Midlands +5 249 £50,000 -4.76% 41
Wales +12 130 £45,000 +2.27% 14
Northern Ireland +23 102 £50,000 +17.65% 15
North East +6 85 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Isle of Man +3 5 £55,000 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 7,606 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6,394 (44.37%) Amazon AWS
3 5,117 (35.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 4,745 (32.92%) Python
5 4,437 (30.79%) Docker
6 4,378 (30.38%) Linux
7 4,036 (28.00%) Java
8 3,194 (22.16%) Ansible
9 3,163 (21.95%) Kubernetes
10 3,146 (21.83%) Jenkins
11 2,890 (20.05%) JavaScript
12 2,860 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
13 2,850 (19.78%) SQL
14 2,787 (19.34%) Software Engineering
15 2,781 (19.30%) Finance
16 2,653 (18.41%) C#
17 2,576 (17.87%) .NET
18 2,574 (17.86%) Terraform
19 2,506 (17.39%) Git (software)
20 2,326 (16.14%) Puppet
21 2,319 (16.09%) Microservices
22 2,253 (15.63%) Microsoft
23 2,244 (15.57%) Scrum
24 2,083 (14.45%) Windows
25 1,995 (13.84%) Test Automation
26 1,869 (12.97%) TDD
27 1,821 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
28 1,808 (12.55%) Google Cloud Platform
29 1,617 (11.22%) Configuration Management
30 1,612 (11.19%) Bash Shell

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
1 564 (3.91%) Apache Spark
2 531 (3.68%) Confluence
3 517 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
4 512 (3.55%) Apache
5 330 (2.29%) IIS
6 291 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 254 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 248 (1.72%) nginx
9 212 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 190 (1.32%) CMS
11 151 (1.05%) JBoss
12 134 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
13 133 (0.92%) WebLogic
14 122 (0.85%) WebSphere
15 106 (0.74%) Apache Pig
16 74 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 65 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
18 55 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 55 (0.38%) MS Exchange
19 53 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 108 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (0.38%) Chatbot
3 53 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 14 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.069%) MS Visio
10 8 (0.056%) Adobe XD
10 8 (0.056%) HipChat
11 4 (0.028%) EngageOne
11 4 (0.028%) GNU Octave
11 4 (0.028%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.021%) ArchiCAD
12 3 (0.021%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.021%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.021%) Revit
12 3 (0.021%) Sketch
13 2 (0.014%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 155 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 25 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 23 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 23 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 21 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.12%) Magento
7 15 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.062%) nopCommerce
8 9 (0.062%) SAP GRC
9 8 (0.056%) MultiChain
9 8 (0.056%) Quorum
10 7 (0.049%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.042%) R3 Corda
11 6 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6,394 (44.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5,117 (35.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,808 (12.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 862 (5.98%) SaaS
5 842 (5.84%) PaaS
6 820 (5.69%) Serverless
7 781 (5.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 708 (4.91%) IaaS
9 617 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
10 585 (4.06%) GitHub
11 539 (3.74%) Amazon S3
12 500 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
13 341 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
13 341 (2.37%) Office 365
14 330 (2.29%) OpenShift
15 307 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 304 (2.11%) Amazon ECS
17 277 (1.92%) Power Platform
18 254 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
19 244 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 576 (4.00%) Firewall
2 405 (2.81%) DNS
3 385 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 245 (1.70%) HTTP
5 233 (1.62%) Internet
6 222 (1.54%) VPN
7 204 (1.42%) Network Security
8 150 (1.04%) DHCP
9 131 (0.91%) SSL
10 125 (0.87%) WAN
11 99 (0.69%) SAN
12 98 (0.68%) LAN
13 81 (0.56%) Wireless
14 80 (0.56%) VLAN
15 55 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
16 51 (0.35%) MPLS
17 43 (0.30%) HTTPS
18 41 (0.28%) BGP
19 38 (0.26%) NetScaler
20 36 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,586 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 1,034 (7.17%) Big Data
3 883 (6.13%) MySQL
4 878 (6.09%) NoSQL
5 784 (5.44%) MongoDB
6 582 (4.04%) Hadoop
7 530 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 501 (3.48%) Relational Database
9 465 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
10 339 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 331 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
12 291 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 259 (1.80%) Power BI
14 219 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
15 215 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 212 (1.47%) Redis
17 210 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
18 208 (1.44%) Blockchain
19 203 (1.41%) Apache Hive
20 197 (1.37%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3,146 (21.83%) Jenkins
2 2,506 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 1,129 (7.83%) JIRA
4 784 (5.44%) TeamCity
5 739 (5.13%) Selenium
6 691 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 609 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 585 (4.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 576 (4.00%) Maven
10 571 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 513 (3.56%) Visual Studio
12 462 (3.21%) GitLab
13 421 (2.92%) Cucumber
14 356 (2.47%) Bitbucket
15 310 (2.15%) Subversion
16 258 (1.79%) Gradle
17 239 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
18 230 (1.60%) Vagrant
19 225 (1.56%) JUnit
20 195 (1.35%) Travis CI
General
1 2,781 (19.30%) Finance
2 845 (5.86%) Banking
3 783 (5.43%) Retail
4 345 (2.39%) Law
5 319 (2.21%) Marketing
6 293 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 266 (1.85%) Games
8 191 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 145 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 141 (0.98%) Advertising
11 134 (0.93%) Legal
12 123 (0.85%) Front Office
13 102 (0.71%) Publishing
14 79 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 69 (0.48%) Local Government
16 68 (0.47%) Billing
17 67 (0.46%) Aerospace
18 62 (0.43%) Back Office
19 55 (0.38%) Electronics
20 53 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,758 (26.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,499 (24.28%) Developer
3 1,153 (8.00%) Architect
4 1,017 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
5 940 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 899 (6.24%) AWS DevOps
7 807 (5.60%) Senior DevOps
8 764 (5.30%) .NET Developer
9 753 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
10 739 (5.13%) Java Developer
11 730 (5.07%) Senior Developer
12 727 (5.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 665 (4.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 645 (4.48%) C# Developer
15 586 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
16 533 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 509 (3.53%) Software Developer
18 491 (3.41%) Consultant
19 438 (3.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 411 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,576 (17.87%) .NET
2 1,522 (10.56%) Web Services
3 1,383 (9.60%) Node.js
4 1,276 (8.85%) AngularJS
5 1,193 (8.28%) CSS
6 1,190 (8.26%) React
7 1,189 (8.25%) HTML
8 965 (6.70%) ASP.NET
9 878 (6.09%) REST
10 865 (6.00%) Spring
11 841 (5.84%) RESTful
12 675 (4.68%) Kafka
13 651 (4.52%) .NET Framework
14 621 (4.31%) JSON
15 594 (4.12%) .NET Core
16 590 (4.09%) Elastic Stack
17 528 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
18 487 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
19 449 (3.12%) Spring Boot
20 433 (3.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 779 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
2 758 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 698 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 563 (3.91%) User Experience
5 543 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 504 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
7 472 (3.28%) Mobile App
8 426 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
9 392 (2.72%) Cloud Native
10 385 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 284 (1.97%) Algorithms
12 259 (1.80%) Management Information System
13 226 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
14 172 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 157 (1.09%) Private Cloud
16 154 (1.07%) Hedge funds
17 138 (0.96%) Replication
18 121 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 108 (0.75%) PKI
20 100 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4,378 (30.38%) Linux
2 2,083 (14.45%) Windows
3 924 (6.41%) Unix
4 578 (4.01%) Windows Server
5 414 (2.87%) CentOS
6 383 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 310 (2.15%) Android
7 310 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 197 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 117 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 110 (0.76%) Debian
11 77 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 45 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 41 (0.28%) SUSE
15 40 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 40 (0.28%) Solaris
16 37 (0.26%) CoreOS
17 36 (0.25%) AIX
17 36 (0.25%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,606 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2,860 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
3 2,787 (19.34%) Software Engineering
4 2,319 (16.09%) Microservices
5 2,244 (15.57%) Scrum
6 1,995 (13.84%) Test Automation
7 1,869 (12.97%) TDD
8 1,617 (11.22%) Configuration Management
9 1,519 (10.54%) Open Source
10 1,426 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,380 (9.58%) Mentoring
12 1,359 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
13 1,249 (8.67%) Infrastructure as Code
14 1,150 (7.98%) SDLC
15 1,129 (7.83%) Analytics
16 1,047 (7.26%) Fintech
17 992 (6.88%) MVC
18 979 (6.79%) BDD
19 872 (6.05%) Deployment Automation
20 836 (5.80%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 4,745 (32.92%) Python
2 4,036 (28.00%) Java
3 2,890 (20.05%) JavaScript
4 2,850 (19.78%) SQL
5 2,653 (18.41%) C#
6 1,612 (11.19%) Bash Shell
7 1,406 (9.76%) PowerShell
8 1,218 (8.45%) Ruby
9 733 (5.09%) C++
10 706 (4.90%) Go
11 660 (4.58%) PHP
12 604 (4.19%) Scala
13 582 (4.04%) Perl
14 524 (3.64%) C
15 420 (2.91%) Shell Script
16 402 (2.79%) Java 8
17 356 (2.47%) T-SQL
18 340 (2.36%) TypeScript
19 230 (1.60%) Groovy
20 197 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,273 (8.83%) Degree
2 646 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 419 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 404 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 256 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 247 (1.71%) AWS Certification
7 169 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 156 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 142 (0.99%) CISSP
10 119 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 118 (0.82%) ISEB
12 75 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 73 (0.51%) RHCE
14 68 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 66 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
16 54 (0.37%) CCNA
17 51 (0.35%) CCNP
17 51 (0.35%) Master's Degree
18 43 (0.30%) MCSE
19 41 (0.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,023 (7.10%) QA
2 187 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 170 (1.18%) GDPR
4 169 (1.17%) SLA
5 90 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 49 (0.34%) NIST
7 38 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.21%) PMO
9 26 (0.18%) COBIT
10 25 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 23 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 21 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 18 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 18 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 16 (0.11%) NCSC
15 13 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 12 (0.083%) MiFID
17 8 (0.056%) GAMP
17 8 (0.056%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 4,437 (30.79%) Docker
2 503 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 486 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 327 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 252 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 134 (0.93%) vSphere
7 88 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (0.53%) VirtualBox
9 73 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 58 (0.40%) KVM
11 52 (0.36%) XenApp
12 47 (0.33%) Apache Flume
13 39 (0.27%) HDFS
14 38 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
15 32 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 32 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
16 31 (0.22%) oVirt
16 31 (0.22%) VMware NSX
17 29 (0.20%) RHEV
18 28 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3,194 (22.16%) Ansible
2 3,163 (21.95%) Kubernetes
3 2,574 (17.86%) Terraform
4 2,326 (16.14%) Puppet
5 1,821 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
6 331 (2.30%) Salt
7 329 (2.28%) Prometheus
8 303 (2.10%) Packer
9 260 (1.80%) Nagios
10 219 (1.52%) Grafana
11 204 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
12 188 (1.30%) Consul
13 183 (1.27%) Kibana
14 105 (0.73%) logstash
15 101 (0.70%) Mesos
16 90 (0.62%) ZABBIX
17 86 (0.60%) Graphite
18 82 (0.57%) Rancher
19 76 (0.53%) Oozie
20 66 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2,253 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 1,218 (8.45%) Google
3 857 (5.95%) Oracle
4 747 (5.18%) VMware
5 512 (3.55%) Red Hat
6 419 (2.91%) Splunk
7 224 (1.55%) SAP
8 222 (1.54%) IBM
9 197 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 196 (1.36%) New Relic
11 188 (1.30%) Cloudera
12 171 (1.19%) Cisco
13 157 (1.09%) AppDynamics
14 127 (0.88%) Databricks
15 126 (0.87%) Citrix
16 121 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
17 112 (0.78%) SaltStack
18 110 (0.76%) Tableau
19 107 (0.74%) Sitecore
20 98 (0.68%) Xamarin