DevOps
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 24 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 7,837 13,130 26,472
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.59% 13.51% 15.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.02% 14.14% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5,257 7,800 12,797
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,886 92,843 159,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.13% 95.56% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60,763 54,795 82,800
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps over the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 19 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -12 6,763 £65,000 -7.14% 1,544
UK excluding London -13 5,326 £60,000 -4.00% 977
Work from Home -9 3,315 £65,000 -6.40% 926
London -6 2,111 £80,000 - 631
North of England -9 1,442 £60,000 -4.00% 276
South East -5 1,342 £61,500 -5.38% 203
North West -6 902 £62,500 -3.85% 153
South West -4 866 £60,750 -2.80% 137
Midlands -10 734 £58,000 +0.87% 170
Scotland -37 487 £69,000 +6.15% 74
West Midlands -9 477 £60,000 +4.35% 125
Yorkshire -5 447 £59,526 -2.70% 92
East Midlands -15 257 £57,500 -4.17% 45
East of England -26 223 £55,000 -15.38% 77
Wales -8 159 £52,500 +10.53% 27
North East -1 95 £60,000 +9.09% 31
Northern Ireland +5 73 £65,000 - 25
Isle of Man - 3 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £115,000 -

DevOps
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 330 (4.21%) ArcGIS
1 330 (4.21%) GeoServer
2 243 (3.10%) Confluence
3 174 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 153 (1.95%) CMS
5 136 (1.74%) IIS
6 96 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
7 88 (1.12%) Apache
8 82 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 80 (1.02%) nginx
10 79 (1.01%) Apache Spark
11 66 (0.84%) Microsoft Exchange
12 55 (0.70%) OpenStack
13 47 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 43 (0.55%) Headless CMS
14 43 (0.55%) Kentico
15 35 (0.45%) Drupal
16 33 (0.42%) WordPress
17 22 (0.28%) JBoss
18 18 (0.23%) Jupyter
Applications
1 83 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (0.40%) UserZoom
5 27 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.24%) Simulink
8 17 (0.22%) Trello
9 16 (0.20%) Sketch
10 9 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.089%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.038%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.038%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.026%) Notion
14 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.013%) MicroStation
14 1 (0.013%) Revit
14 1 (0.013%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 170 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 18 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
5 16 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.14%) Magento
6 11 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.11%) Shopify
8 6 (0.077%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.064%) Primavera
9 5 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.051%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.051%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.038%) Maximo
11 3 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.038%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,587 (58.53%) Azure
2 3,013 (38.45%) AWS
3 2,268 (28.94%) Azure DevOps
4 832 (10.62%) GCP
5 662 (8.45%) Serverless
6 628 (8.01%) Power Platform
7 526 (6.71%) SaaS
8 422 (5.38%) GitHub
9 384 (4.90%) Dynamics 365
10 348 (4.44%) PaaS
11 333 (4.25%) Microsoft 365
12 287 (3.66%) Amazon S3
13 283 (3.61%) Azure Service Bus
14 274 (3.50%) Azure Logic Apps
15 271 (3.46%) IaaS
16 265 (3.38%) Azure Functions
17 248 (3.16%) IBM Cloud
18 240 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
19 232 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
20 231 (2.95%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 294 (3.75%) Firewall
2 251 (3.20%) DNS
3 128 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 123 (1.57%) Network Security
5 116 (1.48%) VPN
6 108 (1.38%) HTTP
7 103 (1.31%) WAN
8 95 (1.21%) DHCP
9 72 (0.92%) LAN
10 45 (0.57%) Internet
11 32 (0.41%) SD-WAN
12 31 (0.40%) SSL
13 20 (0.26%) 5G
14 19 (0.24%) BGP
14 19 (0.24%) SAN
14 19 (0.24%) SNMP
14 19 (0.24%) Unified Communications
15 17 (0.22%) HTTPS
16 16 (0.20%) IPv4
16 16 (0.20%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 750 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
3 446 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 414 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 349 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
6 341 (4.35%) GIS
7 338 (4.31%) Power BI
8 330 (4.21%) QGIS
9 329 (4.20%) MongoDB
10 256 (3.27%) BigQuery
11 254 (3.24%) Looker
12 228 (2.91%) MySQL
13 214 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
14 212 (2.71%) Big Data
15 190 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
16 175 (2.23%) Data Lake
17 145 (1.85%) DB2
18 110 (1.40%) DynamoDB
19 106 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
20 87 (1.11%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1,104 (14.09%) Git
2 775 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 630 (8.04%) JIRA
4 341 (4.35%) GitLab
5 310 (3.96%) Visual Studio
6 138 (1.76%) Bitbucket
7 136 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 127 (1.62%) Selenium
9 114 (1.45%) Postman
10 99 (1.26%) TeamCity
11 81 (1.03%) NUnit
12 79 (1.01%) Sourcetree
13 77 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
14 76 (0.97%) JUnit
15 75 (0.96%) Cypress.io
16 68 (0.87%) SonarQube
17 67 (0.85%) Cucumber
18 61 (0.78%) Subversion
19 60 (0.77%) CircleCI
20 52 (0.66%) Jasmine
General
1 1,793 (22.88%) Social Skills
2 1,345 (17.16%) Finance
3 691 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 555 (7.08%) Public Sector
5 461 (5.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 382 (4.87%) Law
7 326 (4.16%) Banking
8 273 (3.48%) Marketing
9 243 (3.10%) Presentation Skills
10 230 (2.93%) Retail
11 169 (2.16%) Aerospace
12 168 (2.14%) Legal
13 129 (1.65%) Games
14 101 (1.29%) Manufacturing
15 98 (1.25%) Front Office
16 96 (1.22%) Billing
17 92 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
18 82 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
18 82 (1.05%) Telecoms
19 78 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,051 (26.17%) Developer
2 1,692 (21.59%) Senior
3 1,114 (14.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 908 (11.59%) Software Engineer
5 877 (11.19%) Lead
6 696 (8.88%) Architect
7 541 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 430 (5.49%) .NET Developer
9 407 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 386 (4.93%) Data Engineer
11 363 (4.63%) Senior Software Engineer
12 317 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
13 315 (4.02%) AWS Engineer
13 315 (4.02%) Software Developer
14 302 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
15 289 (3.69%) Senior DevOps
16 285 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
17 267 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 255 (3.25%) C# Developer
19 233 (2.97%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,996 (25.47%) .NET
2 1,216 (15.52%) React
3 1,014 (12.94%) CSS
4 793 (10.12%) .NET Core
5 772 (9.85%) HTML
6 697 (8.89%) AngularJS
7 634 (8.09%) ASP.NET
8 612 (7.81%) Node.js
9 528 (6.74%) REST
10 489 (6.24%) .NET Framework
11 448 (5.72%) Web Services
12 416 (5.31%) RESTful
13 361 (4.61%) Vue
14 337 (4.30%) PostGIS
15 330 (4.21%) Leaflet
15 330 (4.21%) OpenLayers
16 309 (3.94%) JSON
17 283 (3.61%) jQuery
18 280 (3.57%) Spring
19 276 (3.52%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 452 (5.77%) Product Ownership
2 356 (4.54%) Hybrid Cloud
3 333 (4.25%) Cloud Native
4 325 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
5 298 (3.80%) Public Cloud
6 273 (3.48%) Blockchain
7 253 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 251 (3.20%) Data Structures
9 213 (2.72%) Algorithms
10 210 (2.68%) Distributed Systems
11 178 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
12 172 (2.19%) Data Centre
13 154 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
14 138 (1.76%) Legacy Systems
15 134 (1.71%) Mobile App
16 131 (1.67%) Private Cloud
17 126 (1.61%) Hedge funds
18 115 (1.47%) Onboarding
19 110 (1.40%) IoT
20 79 (1.01%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1,245 (15.89%) Linux
2 766 (9.77%) Windows
3 214 (2.73%) Android
4 211 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 203 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 129 (1.65%) Unix
7 108 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 93 (1.19%) Ubuntu
9 82 (1.05%) CentOS
10 66 (0.84%) Debian
11 65 (0.83%) VMS
12 48 (0.61%) Alpine Linux
13 43 (0.55%) Windows 10
14 42 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
15 32 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
16 29 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
17 14 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,964 (50.58%) Agile
2 2,546 (32.49%) CI/CD
3 1,807 (23.06%) Software Engineering
4 1,565 (19.97%) Problem-Solving
5 1,137 (14.51%) Mentoring
6 1,122 (14.32%) Scrum
7 1,093 (13.95%) Infrastructure as Code
8 855 (10.91%) Microservices
9 844 (10.77%) Full Stack Development
9 844 (10.77%) Test Automation
10 815 (10.40%) Containerisation
11 747 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
12 726 (9.26%) Actionable Insight
13 699 (8.92%) Web Development
14 663 (8.46%) Artificial Intelligence
15 656 (8.37%) Roadmaps
16 648 (8.27%) SDLC
17 588 (7.50%) Analytics
17 588 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
18 583 (7.44%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,079 (26.53%) Python
2 2,018 (25.75%) C#
3 1,813 (23.13%) JavaScript
4 1,618 (20.65%) SQL
5 1,210 (15.44%) Java
6 655 (8.36%) PowerShell
7 504 (6.43%) TypeScript
8 472 (6.02%) Bash
9 296 (3.78%) Go
10 215 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 211 (2.69%) PHP
12 176 (2.25%) C
13 159 (2.03%) Bicep
14 158 (2.02%) C++
15 128 (1.63%) Ruby
16 110 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 79 (1.01%) VB.NET
18 71 (0.91%) Perl
18 71 (0.91%) Scala
19 63 (0.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,413 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 1,122 (14.32%) Degree
3 1,098 (14.01%) SC Cleared
4 423 (5.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 261 (3.33%) Azure Certification
6 245 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 199 (2.54%) AWS Certification
8 167 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 164 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 132 (1.68%) Master's Degree
11 69 (0.88%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 56 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
13 52 (0.66%) CISSP
14 50 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
15 48 (0.61%) DBS Check
16 46 (0.59%) PMI Certification
17 43 (0.55%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
17 43 (0.55%) MCSE
18 42 (0.54%) MCSA
19 40 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (7.83%) QA
2 261 (3.33%) GDPR
3 150 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 103 (1.31%) Accessibility
5 93 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 69 (0.88%) PMO
7 52 (0.66%) NIST
8 43 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 39 (0.50%) SLA
10 32 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
11 24 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
12 18 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 15 (0.19%) NCSC
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.11%) PSD2
14 9 (0.11%) SOC 2
15 7 (0.089%) ISO 13485
16 6 (0.077%) GRC
16 6 (0.077%) WCAG
17 5 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,398 (17.84%) Docker
2 302 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 180 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 166 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
5 120 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 67 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 38 (0.48%) Firmware
8 35 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.24%) vSphere
10 15 (0.19%) Embedded Firmware
11 14 (0.18%) NFS
12 13 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.14%) IAG
13 11 (0.14%) KVM
14 10 (0.13%) pfSense
14 10 (0.13%) XenApp
15 9 (0.11%) HDFS
16 7 (0.089%) Xen
16 7 (0.089%) XenDesktop
17 6 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,660 (21.18%) Kubernetes
2 1,591 (20.30%) Terraform
3 779 (9.94%) Ansible
4 260 (3.32%) Puppet
5 250 (3.19%) Prometheus
6 192 (2.45%) Grafana
7 154 (1.97%) Progress Chef
8 50 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
9 45 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 41 (0.52%) Kibana
11 40 (0.51%) ZABBIX
12 39 (0.50%) Packer
13 38 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 30 (0.38%) HAProxy
15 28 (0.36%) Nagios
16 27 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
17 24 (0.31%) Consul
18 23 (0.29%) Istio
18 23 (0.29%) SCOM
19 22 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1,733 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 448 (5.72%) Google
3 359 (4.58%) Red Hat
4 332 (4.24%) ESRI
5 306 (3.90%) IBM
6 240 (3.06%) Oracle
7 237 (3.02%) VMware
8 204 (2.60%) Databricks
9 129 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 108 (1.38%) Cisco
11 105 (1.34%) Splunk
12 96 (1.22%) Dynatrace
13 84 (1.07%) SAP
14 83 (1.06%) Atlassian
15 70 (0.89%) Salesforce
16 64 (0.82%) Adobe
17 63 (0.80%) Sitecore
18 50 (0.64%) Citrix
19 38 (0.48%) Informatica
19 38 (0.48%) WSO2