Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 23 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +30
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,449 13,166 11,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.71% 8.72% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.64% 9.46% 7.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10,349 10,251 9,031
UK median annual salary £63,645 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.83% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 115,522 139,236 158,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,482 109,804 128,264
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +6 12,562 £65,000 +1.56% 2,624
London +5 6,681 £73,250 +4.64% 1,110
UK excluding London +11 6,493 £55,000 - 1,712
South East +13 1,962 £57,500 +4.55% 385
North of England +5 1,750 £55,000 +4.76% 492
North West +6 941 £52,500 -4.55% 280
Midlands +25 826 £52,900 -0.19% 271
South West +21 820 £50,000 -4.76% 198
Yorkshire +3 716 £55,000 +10.00% 163
West Midlands +30 597 £55,000 +4.76% 165
East of England +10 476 £60,000 +3.45% 168
Scotland +11 436 £50,000 +5.26% 112
East Midlands +15 229 £47,500 -11.63% 105
Wales +7 219 £50,000 -4.76% 70
North East -2 93 £41,000 -25.45% 49
Northern Ireland +7 42 £45,500 -9.00% 16

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 6,972 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5,183 (38.54%) AWS
3 5,160 (38.37%) Azure
4 3,966 (29.49%) Docker
5 3,621 (26.92%) Python
6 3,342 (24.85%) Kubernetes
7 3,299 (24.53%) Java
8 3,216 (23.91%) Linux
9 2,880 (21.41%) JavaScript
10 2,774 (20.63%) Finance
11 2,741 (20.38%) C#
12 2,639 (19.62%) .NET
13 2,591 (19.27%) SQL
14 2,572 (19.12%) Ansible
15 2,469 (18.36%) Terraform
16 2,400 (17.85%) Jenkins
17 2,305 (17.14%) Microservices
18 2,264 (16.83%) Git (software)
19 2,184 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
20 2,172 (16.15%) Software Engineering
21 2,164 (16.09%) Microsoft
22 2,049 (15.24%) Scrum
23 1,982 (14.74%) TDD
24 1,882 (13.99%) Test Automation
25 1,759 (13.08%) Puppet
26 1,725 (12.83%) SQL Server
27 1,723 (12.81%) Windows
28 1,473 (10.95%) GCP
29 1,438 (10.69%) PowerShell
30 1,401 (10.42%) CSS

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
1 557 (4.14%) Confluence
2 379 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 369 (2.74%) Apache Spark
4 347 (2.58%) IIS
5 314 (2.33%) Apache
6 214 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 195 (1.45%) CMS
8 175 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 162 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 143 (1.06%) nginx
11 105 (0.78%) JBoss
12 100 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
13 97 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 81 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
15 71 (0.53%) WordPress
16 54 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 52 (0.39%) Drupal
18 51 (0.38%) WebLogic
19 50 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 40 (0.30%) EPiServer
Applications
1 125 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 26 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 17 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.074%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.052%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.030%) HipChat
12 4 (0.030%) InVision
13 3 (0.022%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.022%) SPSS
14 2 (0.015%) InDesign
14 2 (0.015%) Sketch
15 1 (0.007%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.007%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 128 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 36 (0.27%) Magento
5 22 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.097%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 10 (0.074%) HFM
7 10 (0.074%) Oracle FAH
7 10 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.067%) Temenos T24
9 8 (0.059%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.052%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.052%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.052%) R3 Corda
11 6 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
11 6 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 5 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.037%) RiskWrite
12 5 (0.037%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5,183 (38.54%) AWS
2 5,160 (38.37%) Azure
3 1,473 (10.95%) GCP
4 800 (5.95%) Serverless
5 770 (5.73%) SaaS
6 761 (5.66%) PaaS
7 686 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 621 (4.62%) IaaS
9 486 (3.61%) GitHub
10 458 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
11 450 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
12 391 (2.91%) Office 365
13 367 (2.73%) Amazon S3
14 335 (2.49%) OpenShift
15 316 (2.35%) Power Platform
16 311 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
17 303 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
18 185 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
19 181 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 158 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 527 (3.92%) Firewall
2 396 (2.94%) DNS
3 295 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 228 (1.70%) Internet
5 197 (1.46%) VPN
6 159 (1.18%) HTTP
7 138 (1.03%) DHCP
8 104 (0.77%) Network Security
9 100 (0.74%) SSL
9 100 (0.74%) WAN
10 85 (0.63%) Wireless
11 71 (0.53%) LAN
12 67 (0.50%) BGP
13 59 (0.44%) SAN
14 47 (0.35%) OSPF
15 42 (0.31%) VLAN
16 38 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (0.25%) VoIP
18 33 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
19 30 (0.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,725 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 765 (5.69%) NoSQL
3 759 (5.64%) Big Data
4 624 (4.64%) MySQL
5 466 (3.46%) Relational Database
6 460 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
7 458 (3.41%) MongoDB
8 369 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
9 343 (2.55%) Hadoop
10 333 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
11 309 (2.30%) Power BI
12 274 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 253 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 246 (1.83%) Redis
15 238 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 237 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
17 222 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 169 (1.26%) RDBMS
19 148 (1.10%) Data Lake
20 137 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 2,400 (17.85%) Jenkins
2 2,264 (16.83%) Git (software)
3 1,283 (9.54%) JIRA
4 731 (5.44%) Selenium
5 526 (3.91%) TeamCity
6 513 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 487 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 474 (3.52%) Maven
9 421 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 412 (3.06%) Cucumber
11 397 (2.95%) GitLab
12 389 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 349 (2.59%) Visual Studio
14 314 (2.33%) Bitbucket
15 241 (1.79%) JUnit
16 220 (1.64%) Subversion
17 216 (1.61%) JMeter
18 212 (1.58%) Artifactory
19 204 (1.52%) SonarQube
20 184 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,774 (20.63%) Finance
2 755 (5.61%) Banking
3 618 (4.60%) Retail
4 401 (2.98%) Public Sector
5 321 (2.39%) Marketing
6 214 (1.59%) Games
7 186 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 168 (1.25%) Front Office
9 157 (1.17%) Law
10 128 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 125 (0.93%) Legal
12 121 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 99 (0.74%) Electronics
14 86 (0.64%) Advertising
15 84 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 83 (0.62%) Billing
17 82 (0.61%) Automotive
18 51 (0.38%) Back Office
19 35 (0.26%) Publishing
20 34 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,508 (26.08%) Developer
2 3,238 (24.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 955 (7.10%) Architect
4 919 (6.83%) Software Engineer
5 890 (6.62%) Senior Developer
6 733 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
7 685 (5.09%) .NET Developer
8 680 (5.06%) Java Developer
9 627 (4.66%) Senior DevOps
10 621 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 556 (4.13%) Software Developer
12 530 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 500 (3.72%) C# Developer
14 492 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
15 483 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
16 431 (3.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 431 (3.20%) Consultant
17 388 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 385 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 376 (2.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,639 (19.62%) .NET
2 1,401 (10.42%) CSS
3 1,333 (9.91%) React
4 1,315 (9.78%) AngularJS
5 1,309 (9.73%) HTML
6 1,273 (9.47%) Web Services
7 1,194 (8.88%) Node.js
8 974 (7.24%) REST
9 953 (7.09%) ASP.NET
10 806 (5.99%) .NET Core
11 800 (5.95%) RESTful
12 771 (5.73%) Spring
13 637 (4.74%) .NET Framework
14 576 (4.28%) Kafka
15 573 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
16 505 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 492 (3.66%) JSON
18 485 (3.61%) jQuery
19 484 (3.60%) HTML5
20 449 (3.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 775 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
2 714 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 646 (4.80%) Public Cloud
4 495 (3.68%) User Experience
5 426 (3.17%) Cloud Native
5 426 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 384 (2.86%) Data Centre
7 326 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 305 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 215 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 191 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 162 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
12 161 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 147 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 127 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 117 (0.87%) Fixed Income
15 117 (0.87%) Virtual Team
16 108 (0.80%) Algorithms
17 101 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 90 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3,216 (23.91%) Linux
2 1,723 (12.81%) Windows
3 643 (4.78%) Unix
4 504 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 323 (2.40%) CentOS
6 251 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 228 (1.70%) Android
8 217 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 134 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 134 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 79 (0.59%) Debian
11 72 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 70 (0.52%) VMS
13 66 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 65 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 30 (0.22%) Windows 7
17 25 (0.19%) Mesosphere
18 19 (0.14%) CoreOS
18 19 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,972 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,305 (17.14%) Microservices
3 2,184 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
4 2,172 (16.15%) Software Engineering
5 2,049 (15.24%) Scrum
6 1,982 (14.74%) TDD
7 1,882 (13.99%) Test Automation
8 1,224 (9.10%) Mentoring
9 1,219 (9.06%) Infrastructure as Code
10 1,186 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
11 1,136 (8.45%) Configuration Management
12 1,110 (8.25%) BDD
13 1,098 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
14 1,037 (7.71%) MVC
15 1,036 (7.70%) SDLC
16 1,010 (7.51%) Open Source
17 923 (6.86%) Fintech
18 883 (6.57%) Analytics
19 766 (5.70%) Migration
20 757 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,621 (26.92%) Python
2 3,299 (24.53%) Java
3 2,880 (21.41%) JavaScript
4 2,741 (20.38%) C#
5 2,591 (19.27%) SQL
6 1,438 (10.69%) PowerShell
7 1,236 (9.19%) Bash Shell
8 907 (6.74%) Ruby
9 642 (4.77%) Go
10 627 (4.66%) PHP
11 562 (4.18%) C++
12 430 (3.20%) Java 8
13 410 (3.05%) TypeScript
14 380 (2.83%) Perl
15 379 (2.82%) Scala
16 368 (2.74%) C
17 333 (2.48%) T-SQL
18 298 (2.22%) Shell Script
19 246 (1.83%) Kotlin
20 163 (1.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,021 (7.59%) Degree
2 564 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 387 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 383 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 195 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 194 (1.44%) AWS Certification
7 154 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 134 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 83 (0.62%) ISEB
10 69 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (0.47%) Master's Degree
12 58 (0.43%) CISSP
13 53 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 45 (0.33%) MCSA
15 43 (0.32%) MCSE
16 36 (0.27%) RHCE
17 34 (0.25%) CCNP
18 29 (0.22%) CISM
19 28 (0.21%) MCSD
20 26 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,014 (7.54%) QA
2 175 (1.30%) SLA
3 121 (0.90%) GDPR
4 96 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 91 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 67 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 58 (0.43%) NIST
8 43 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.16%) COBIT
11 20 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 16 (0.12%) PMO
13 13 (0.097%) FISMA
14 11 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.059%) NCSC
15 8 (0.059%) PMBOK
16 7 (0.052%) PSD2
17 6 (0.045%) WCAG
18 4 (0.030%) ITGC
System Software
1 3,966 (29.49%) Docker
2 491 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 356 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 198 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 124 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 69 (0.51%) vSphere
7 50 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 35 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 28 (0.21%) KVM
11 27 (0.20%) vCloud
12 25 (0.19%) HDFS
13 24 (0.18%) Xen
14 23 (0.17%) XenApp
15 17 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (0.13%) oVirt
16 16 (0.12%) NFS
17 14 (0.10%) DFS Replication
17 14 (0.10%) LXC
18 13 (0.097%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 3,342 (24.85%) Kubernetes
2 2,572 (19.12%) Ansible
3 2,469 (18.36%) Terraform
4 1,759 (13.08%) Puppet
5 1,305 (9.70%) Opscode Chef
6 290 (2.16%) Packer
7 273 (2.03%) Grafana
8 262 (1.95%) Prometheus
9 194 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
10 193 (1.44%) Nagios
11 166 (1.23%) Salt
12 158 (1.17%) Consul
13 148 (1.10%) Rancher
14 122 (0.91%) ZABBIX
15 116 (0.86%) Kibana
16 108 (0.80%) SCCM
17 96 (0.71%) Mesos
18 87 (0.65%) Graphite
19 77 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
20 65 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,164 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 1,006 (7.48%) Google
3 729 (5.42%) Oracle
4 573 (4.26%) VMware
5 353 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 277 (2.06%) Splunk
7 248 (1.84%) Atlassian
8 225 (1.67%) IBM
9 184 (1.37%) SAP
10 174 (1.29%) Cisco
11 145 (1.08%) WorldPay
12 136 (1.01%) Sitecore
13 130 (0.97%) ServiceNow
14 126 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
15 114 (0.85%) Citrix
16 110 (0.82%) HP
17 102 (0.76%) AppDynamics
18 97 (0.72%) Tableau
19 89 (0.66%) SaltStack
20 84 (0.62%) New Relic