Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 72 128
Rank change year-on-year +33 +56 +95
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 10760 7861 5420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.16% 4.10% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 4.60% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8560 6646 4482
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 157092 170968 192910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123714 142316 158568
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +31 10224 £60,000 - 1014
London +20 6159 £67,500 +3.85% 569
UK excluding London +38 4367 £52,500 +5.00% 481
South East +41 1335 £55,000 +10.00% 105
North of England +35 1330 £50,000 +5.26% 179
North West +65 793 £50,000 +5.26% 94
Yorkshire +11 471 £50,000 +5.26% 67
East of England +32 470 £55,000 +5.77% 42
Midlands +29 450 £52,500 - 75
South West +20 450 £50,000 +11.11% 43
West Midlands +69 265 £52,500 -5.83% 36
Scotland +10 230 £50,000 +13.64% 26
East Midlands +9 185 £52,500 +5.00% 39
Wales +9 93 £46,500 +9.41% 9
North East +36 66 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Northern Ireland -7 21 £40,000 +12.68% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DevOps.

1 5527 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 4818 (44.78%) Linux
3 3987 (37.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3307 (30.73%) Python
5 3280 (30.48%) Java
6 3157 (29.34%) Puppet
7 2766 (25.71%) Ansible
8 2725 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2690 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 2655 (24.67%) Docker
11 2537 (23.58%) Finance
12 2474 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
13 1998 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 1922 (17.86%) SQL
15 1883 (17.50%) JavaScript
16 1877 (17.44%) Git (software)
17 1852 (17.21%) Scrum
18 1829 (17.00%) Windows
19 1764 (16.39%) .NET
20 1740 (16.17%) TDD
21 1711 (15.90%) Configuration Management
22 1546 (14.37%) Bash Shell
23 1516 (14.09%) C#
24 1454 (13.51%) Ruby
25 1434 (13.33%) Software Engineering
26 1386 (12.88%) SQL Server
27 1365 (12.69%) Microservices
28 1353 (12.57%) Open Source
29 1320 (12.27%) Unix
30 1278 (11.88%) MySQL

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
1 884 (8.22%) Apache
2 603 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
3 589 (5.47%) Tomcat
4 552 (5.13%) OpenStack
5 467 (4.34%) IIS
6 429 (3.99%) Confluence
7 411 (3.82%) nginx
8 319 (2.96%) Apache Spark
9 211 (1.96%) JBoss
10 197 (1.83%) WebSphere
11 185 (1.72%) SharePoint
12 168 (1.56%) CMS
13 167 (1.55%) WebLogic
14 164 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 158 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
16 113 (1.05%) Apache Solr
17 99 (0.92%) CloudStack
18 77 (0.72%) Drupal
18 77 (0.72%) MS Exchange
19 66 (0.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 99 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.10%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.056%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.046%) Campfire
6 5 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.037%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.037%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
8 3 (0.028%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.028%) HipChat
8 3 (0.028%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.028%) Solid Edge
9 2 (0.019%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.009%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 89 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.49%) Magento
3 25 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.20%) Eloqua
5 20 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
9 9 (0.084%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.065%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.065%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.065%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
12 5 (0.046%) BASE24
12 5 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.037%) R3 Corda
13 4 (0.037%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 3987 (37.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1998 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 631 (5.86%) SaaS
4 536 (4.98%) GitHub
5 502 (4.67%) PaaS
6 469 (4.36%) IaaS
7 464 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 458 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 384 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
10 199 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
11 193 (1.79%) Amazon S3
12 176 (1.64%) Serverless
13 158 (1.47%) Office 365
14 137 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 125 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
15 125 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 111 (1.03%) npm
17 106 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
18 105 (0.98%) OpenShift
19 75 (0.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 543 (5.05%) Firewall
2 376 (3.49%) DNS
3 292 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 285 (2.65%) Internet
5 272 (2.53%) HTTP
6 218 (2.03%) VPN
7 165 (1.53%) SAN
8 156 (1.45%) SSL
9 121 (1.12%) WAN
10 116 (1.08%) LAN
11 106 (0.99%) DHCP
12 98 (0.91%) LDAP
13 85 (0.79%) Network Security
14 78 (0.72%) VLAN
15 75 (0.70%) VoIP
16 70 (0.65%) SMTP
17 67 (0.62%) IPsec
18 58 (0.54%) NAS
19 48 (0.45%) BGP
20 43 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1386 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 1278 (11.88%) MySQL
3 1025 (9.53%) NoSQL
4 876 (8.14%) MongoDB
5 784 (7.29%) Big Data
6 485 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 461 (4.28%) Hadoop
8 426 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
9 420 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 346 (3.22%) Redis
11 252 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
12 248 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 244 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 201 (1.87%) RDBMS
15 132 (1.23%) Blockchain
16 114 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
17 112 (1.04%) Oracle Database
18 111 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 108 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
19 108 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2690 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1877 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 1007 (9.36%) JIRA
4 1004 (9.33%) TeamCity
5 693 (6.44%) Maven
6 580 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 556 (5.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 540 (5.02%) Selenium
9 408 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 390 (3.62%) Subversion
11 344 (3.20%) Vagrant
12 290 (2.70%) Gradle
13 287 (2.67%) Bitbucket
14 279 (2.59%) Cucumber
15 270 (2.51%) MSBuild
16 240 (2.23%) JUnit
17 239 (2.22%) Visual Studio
18 202 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
19 199 (1.85%) Hudson
20 183 (1.70%) gulp
General
1 2537 (23.58%) Finance
2 1062 (9.87%) Banking
3 798 (7.42%) Retail
4 475 (4.41%) Marketing
5 463 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 383 (3.56%) Investment Banking
7 329 (3.06%) Retail Banking
8 298 (2.77%) Manufacturing
9 296 (2.75%) Games
10 229 (2.13%) Electronics
11 143 (1.33%) Advertising
12 119 (1.11%) Front Office
13 118 (1.10%) Publishing
14 114 (1.06%) Legal
15 95 (0.88%) Law
16 83 (0.77%) Financial Institution
17 54 (0.50%) Automotive
18 31 (0.29%) Back Office
19 30 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
20 29 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3407 (31.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 2301 (21.38%) Developer
3 805 (7.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 793 (7.37%) Architect
5 714 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
6 666 (6.19%) AWS DevOps
7 648 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 595 (5.53%) AWS Engineer
9 564 (5.24%) Senior Developer
10 560 (5.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 559 (5.20%) Senior DevOps
12 532 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 463 (4.30%) Administrator
14 434 (4.03%) Consultant
15 430 (4.00%) .NET Developer
16 427 (3.97%) Software Engineer
17 424 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 412 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
19 380 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
20 372 (3.46%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1764 (16.39%) .NET
2 1184 (11.00%) Web Services
3 1136 (10.56%) HTML
4 1041 (9.67%) CSS
5 910 (8.46%) AngularJS
6 863 (8.02%) Node.js
7 771 (7.17%) REST
8 689 (6.40%) Spring
9 626 (5.82%) ASP.NET
10 622 (5.78%) RESTful
11 552 (5.13%) React
12 524 (4.87%) HTML5
13 405 (3.76%) LAMP
14 395 (3.67%) XML
15 385 (3.58%) JSON
16 360 (3.35%) jQuery
17 358 (3.33%) CSS3
18 357 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
19 356 (3.31%) SOAP
20 341 (3.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 689 (6.40%) Computer Science
2 599 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 564 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
4 535 (4.97%) Data Centre
5 515 (4.79%) Fintech
6 427 (3.97%) User Experience
7 322 (2.99%) Public Cloud
8 243 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 223 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 205 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
11 200 (1.86%) Private Cloud
12 182 (1.69%) Mobile App
13 161 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
14 147 (1.37%) Clustering
15 143 (1.33%) Online Banking
16 119 (1.11%) Algorithms
17 116 (1.08%) iPad
18 103 (0.96%) Virtual Team
19 82 (0.76%) Client/Server
20 74 (0.69%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4818 (44.78%) Linux
2 1829 (17.00%) Windows
3 1320 (12.27%) Unix
4 675 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 658 (6.12%) CentOS
6 566 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 465 (4.32%) Ubuntu
8 224 (2.08%) Solaris
9 216 (2.01%) Debian
10 192 (1.78%) Android
11 163 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 141 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 114 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 90 (0.84%) CoreOS
15 51 (0.47%) AIX
16 44 (0.41%) Windows 10
17 38 (0.35%) Windows 7
18 27 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
19 26 (0.24%) Mac OS
19 26 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5527 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2725 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1852 (17.21%) Scrum
4 1740 (16.17%) TDD
5 1711 (15.90%) Configuration Management
6 1434 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 1365 (12.69%) Microservices
8 1353 (12.57%) Open Source
9 1278 (11.88%) Test Automation
10 1145 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 924 (8.59%) BDD
12 818 (7.60%) Mentoring
13 814 (7.57%) SDLC
14 799 (7.43%) E-Commerce
15 694 (6.45%) MVC
16 652 (6.06%) Migration
17 596 (5.54%) OO
18 580 (5.39%) Kanban
19 577 (5.36%) Analytics
19 577 (5.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3307 (30.73%) Python
2 3280 (30.48%) Java
3 1922 (17.86%) SQL
4 1883 (17.50%) JavaScript
5 1546 (14.37%) Bash Shell
6 1516 (14.09%) C#
7 1454 (13.51%) Ruby
8 1177 (10.94%) PowerShell
9 942 (8.75%) PHP
10 930 (8.64%) Perl
11 586 (5.45%) Go
12 504 (4.68%) Shell Script
13 480 (4.46%) C++
14 377 (3.50%) Scala
15 318 (2.96%) C
16 257 (2.39%) Groovy
17 202 (1.88%) T-SQL
18 119 (1.11%) TypeScript
18 119 (1.11%) VB
19 117 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1093 (10.16%) Degree
2 371 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 352 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 170 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 148 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 108 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 101 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 94 (0.87%) AWS Certification
9 70 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 55 (0.51%) CISSP
11 49 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 46 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (0.43%) MCSE
13 41 (0.38%) ISEB
14 39 (0.36%) CCNA
15 36 (0.33%) MCSD
16 35 (0.33%) CISM
17 31 (0.29%) PMI Certification
18 29 (0.27%) CEH
19 28 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 727 (6.76%) QA
2 161 (1.50%) SLA
3 93 (0.86%) GCP
4 91 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 87 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 40 (0.37%) GDPR
8 31 (0.29%) PMO
9 30 (0.28%) COBIT
10 28 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 20 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (0.10%) PSD2
14 10 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.084%) SSAE 16
16 6 (0.056%) MiFID
17 5 (0.046%) HL7
18 4 (0.037%) HIPAA
18 4 (0.037%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2655 (24.67%) Docker
2 545 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 388 (3.61%) Active Directory
4 244 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 212 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 173 (1.61%) vSphere
7 161 (1.50%) Xen
8 110 (1.02%) XenServer
9 107 (0.99%) KVM
10 93 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 78 (0.72%) LXC
12 61 (0.57%) VirtualBox
13 60 (0.56%) Varnish
14 57 (0.53%) NFS
15 34 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 31 (0.29%) etcd
16 31 (0.29%) iptables
17 30 (0.28%) VMware NSX
18 20 (0.19%) XenApp
19 19 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3157 (29.34%) Puppet
2 2766 (25.71%) Ansible
3 2474 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1171 (10.88%) Kubernetes
5 916 (8.51%) Terraform
6 518 (4.81%) Nagios
7 208 (1.93%) ZABBIX
8 207 (1.92%) Salt
9 191 (1.78%) Packer
10 161 (1.50%) Grafana
10 161 (1.50%) Mesos
11 160 (1.49%) Kibana
12 126 (1.17%) logstash
13 101 (0.94%) Prometheus
14 96 (0.89%) HAProxy
15 94 (0.87%) Cobbler
16 91 (0.85%) Graphite
17 88 (0.82%) Tivoli
18 87 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
19 84 (0.78%) Consul
Vendors
1 1268 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 941 (8.75%) Oracle
3 930 (8.64%) VMware
4 900 (8.36%) Red Hat
5 624 (5.80%) Google
6 348 (3.23%) SAP
7 280 (2.60%) Splunk
8 249 (2.31%) Cisco
9 226 (2.10%) IBM
10 215 (2.00%) Atlassian
11 211 (1.96%) New Relic
12 182 (1.69%) SaltStack
13 151 (1.40%) AppDynamics
14 107 (0.99%) Citrix
15 106 (0.99%) HP
16 92 (0.86%) Rackspace
17 91 (0.85%) Zend
18 83 (0.77%) ServiceNow
19 80 (0.74%) Xamarin
20 78 (0.72%) Cognizant