Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 36 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 +32 +60
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,714 11,279 8,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.57% 6.32% 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.35% 6.88% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10,633 8,987 6,749
UK median annual salary £62,500 £61,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.46% +1.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £89,400 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 146,609 163,998 168,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.87% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 116,220 130,199 139,977
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +11 12,944 £64,733 +3.57% 2,212
London +8 7,307 £70,000 +2.19% 1,156
UK excluding London +24 6,190 £55,000 +4.76% 1,173
North of England +23 2,012 £50,000 - 363
South East +27 1,713 £55,000 - 281
North West +14 1,115 £55,000 +10.00% 175
Yorkshire +27 795 £50,000 -4.76% 153
East of England +31 667 £57,500 - 111
Midlands +45 604 £55,000 +4.76% 161
South West +20 604 £52,500 +5.00% 142
West Midlands +56 394 £55,000 - 102
Scotland +16 371 £50,000 -4.76% 61
Wales +20 208 £52,500 +23.53% 36
East Midlands +7 208 £52,500 - 59
North East +16 148 £52,713 +5.43% 35
Northern Ireland +5 40 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 7,499 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 6,107 (44.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4,766 (34.75%) Linux
4 4,400 (32.08%) Python
5 4,278 (31.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 4,261 (31.07%) Docker
7 4,022 (29.33%) Java
8 3,520 (25.67%) Jenkins
9 3,417 (24.92%) Ansible
10 3,167 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
11 2,840 (20.71%) Puppet
12 2,700 (19.69%) Finance
13 2,578 (18.80%) Kubernetes
14 2,525 (18.41%) SQL
15 2,468 (18.00%) Git (software)
16 2,455 (17.90%) JavaScript
17 2,350 (17.14%) Microservices
18 2,335 (17.03%) Scrum
19 2,289 (16.69%) Software Engineering
20 2,222 (16.20%) Opscode Chef
21 2,209 (16.11%) C#
22 2,038 (14.86%) Windows
23 2,037 (14.85%) Terraform
24 2,029 (14.80%) .NET
25 1,998 (14.57%) TDD
26 1,819 (13.26%) Bash Shell
27 1,770 (12.91%) Microsoft
28 1,757 (12.81%) Configuration Management
29 1,749 (12.75%) Test Automation
30 1,617 (11.79%) Web Services

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
1 764 (5.57%) Apache
2 648 (4.73%) Confluence
3 634 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
4 434 (3.16%) Apache Spark
5 377 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 351 (2.56%) IIS
7 288 (2.10%) nginx
8 261 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 222 (1.62%) CMS
10 192 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 189 (1.38%) SharePoint
12 185 (1.35%) JBoss
13 180 (1.31%) WebSphere
14 130 (0.95%) Apache Solr
15 124 (0.90%) WebLogic
16 116 (0.85%) MS Exchange
17 82 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
18 76 (0.55%) EPiServer
19 75 (0.55%) Drupal
20 66 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 99 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 20 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.058%) HipChat
10 5 (0.036%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.029%) Mingle
11 4 (0.029%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.022%) GIMP
13 2 (0.015%) Snapchat
13 2 (0.015%) SPSS
14 1 (0.007%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.007%) ArchiCAD
14 1 (0.007%) InVision
14 1 (0.007%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 75 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 64 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
3 55 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 54 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 49 (0.36%) Magento
6 31 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 22 (0.16%) Actimize
8 18 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
10 15 (0.11%) thinkFolio
11 12 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
12 11 (0.080%) Front Arena
12 11 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
13 10 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
14 9 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
15 8 (0.058%) SAP ERP
16 7 (0.051%) ION MarketView
16 7 (0.051%) Markit EDM
16 7 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6,107 (44.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4,278 (31.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,432 (10.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 813 (5.93%) PaaS
5 785 (5.72%) SaaS
6 777 (5.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 571 (4.16%) GitHub
8 539 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
8 539 (3.93%) IaaS
9 517 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
10 489 (3.57%) Serverless
11 431 (3.14%) Amazon S3
12 351 (2.56%) Office 365
13 325 (2.37%) OpenShift
14 281 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 260 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
16 174 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 171 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
18 170 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
19 135 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 686 (5.00%) Firewall
2 522 (3.81%) DNS
3 341 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 280 (2.04%) Internet
5 226 (1.65%) HTTP
6 213 (1.55%) VPN
7 202 (1.47%) DHCP
8 157 (1.14%) Network Security
9 133 (0.97%) SSL
10 109 (0.79%) WAN
11 106 (0.77%) LAN
12 92 (0.67%) SAN
13 71 (0.52%) VLAN
14 62 (0.45%) Skype
15 52 (0.38%) VoIP
16 50 (0.36%) SSH
17 43 (0.31%) BGP
18 42 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (0.31%) Wireless
19 39 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,294 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 1,193 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 909 (6.63%) MySQL
4 903 (6.58%) MongoDB
5 889 (6.48%) Big Data
6 582 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
7 547 (3.99%) Hadoop
8 486 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 392 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 391 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
11 269 (1.96%) Redis
12 228 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 215 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 213 (1.55%) Blockchain
15 206 (1.50%) RDBMS
16 183 (1.33%) Oracle Database
17 152 (1.11%) Apache Hive
18 151 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 118 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 114 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3,520 (25.67%) Jenkins
2 2,468 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 1,440 (10.50%) JIRA
4 1,024 (7.47%) TeamCity
5 876 (6.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 842 (6.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 833 (6.07%) Maven
8 686 (5.00%) Selenium
9 632 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 527 (3.84%) Subversion
11 475 (3.46%) Visual Studio
12 351 (2.56%) Cucumber
12 351 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 342 (2.49%) Vagrant
14 338 (2.46%) Gradle
15 317 (2.31%) Bitbucket
16 285 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
17 275 (2.01%) GitLab
18 269 (1.96%) JUnit
19 183 (1.33%) Ant
General
1 2,700 (19.69%) Finance
2 828 (6.04%) Banking
3 653 (4.76%) Retail
4 405 (2.95%) Marketing
5 362 (2.64%) Law
6 355 (2.59%) Games
7 196 (1.43%) Advertising
8 184 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 162 (1.18%) Front Office
10 161 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 137 (1.00%) Investment Banking
12 113 (0.82%) Publishing
13 109 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 94 (0.69%) Legal
15 83 (0.61%) Electronics
16 79 (0.58%) Back Office
17 73 (0.53%) Military
18 54 (0.39%) Automotive
19 46 (0.34%) Retail Banking
20 41 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4,022 (29.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,113 (22.70%) Developer
3 1,082 (7.89%) Architect
4 984 (7.18%) Java Developer
5 823 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
6 792 (5.78%) Senior Developer
7 755 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
8 717 (5.23%) Senior DevOps
9 685 (4.99%) Linux Engineer
10 655 (4.78%) Software Engineer
11 614 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
12 605 (4.41%) .NET Developer
13 582 (4.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 574 (4.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 568 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 506 (3.69%) C# Developer
17 468 (3.41%) Consultant
18 466 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 418 (3.05%) Administrator
20 413 (3.01%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,029 (14.80%) .NET
2 1,617 (11.79%) Web Services
3 1,283 (9.36%) Node.js
4 1,263 (9.21%) AngularJS
5 1,206 (8.79%) HTML
6 1,088 (7.93%) Spring
7 1,075 (7.84%) REST
8 1,042 (7.60%) CSS
9 963 (7.02%) React
10 771 (5.62%) RESTful
11 618 (4.51%) ASP.NET
12 602 (4.39%) HTML5
13 556 (4.05%) Kafka
14 481 (3.51%) Spring Boot
15 438 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
16 429 (3.13%) SOAP
17 423 (3.08%) JSON
18 395 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
19 386 (2.81%) CSS3
19 386 (2.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 808 (5.89%) Fintech
2 724 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
3 637 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 555 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 549 (4.00%) User Experience
6 538 (3.92%) Public Cloud
7 411 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 403 (2.94%) Mobile App
9 353 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
10 310 (2.26%) Cloud Native
11 278 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 236 (1.72%) Private Cloud
13 212 (1.55%) Management Information System
14 208 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
15 190 (1.39%) Hedge funds
16 167 (1.22%) Algorithms
17 133 (0.97%) Virtual Team
18 116 (0.85%) PKI
19 107 (0.78%) Replication
20 104 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4,766 (34.75%) Linux
2 2,038 (14.86%) Windows
3 969 (7.07%) Unix
4 598 (4.36%) CentOS
5 588 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 574 (4.19%) Windows Server
7 338 (2.46%) Ubuntu
8 218 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 217 (1.58%) Android
10 184 (1.34%) Debian
11 180 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 166 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 138 (1.01%) Windows 10
14 71 (0.52%) CoreOS
15 64 (0.47%) VMS
16 53 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 46 (0.34%) Windows 7
18 44 (0.32%) Fedora
19 42 (0.31%) DC/OS
19 42 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,499 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 3,167 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2,350 (17.14%) Microservices
4 2,335 (17.03%) Scrum
5 2,289 (16.69%) Software Engineering
6 1,998 (14.57%) TDD
7 1,757 (12.81%) Configuration Management
8 1,749 (12.75%) Test Automation
9 1,538 (11.21%) Open Source
10 1,417 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,305 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 1,109 (8.09%) Mentoring
13 1,091 (7.96%) BDD
14 891 (6.50%) SDLC
15 827 (6.03%) Analytics
15 827 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 823 (6.00%) Deployment Automation
17 788 (5.75%) Computer Science
18 776 (5.66%) MVC
19 680 (4.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4,400 (32.08%) Python
2 4,022 (29.33%) Java
3 2,525 (18.41%) SQL
4 2,455 (17.90%) JavaScript
5 2,209 (16.11%) C#
6 1,819 (13.26%) Bash Shell
7 1,500 (10.94%) PowerShell
8 1,410 (10.28%) Ruby
9 782 (5.70%) Perl
10 778 (5.67%) PHP
11 730 (5.32%) Go
12 682 (4.97%) C++
13 579 (4.22%) Java 8
14 541 (3.94%) Scala
15 404 (2.95%) Shell Script
16 349 (2.54%) C
17 280 (2.04%) T-SQL
18 199 (1.45%) ES6
19 179 (1.31%) TypeScript
20 150 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,468 (10.70%) Degree
2 461 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 428 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 297 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 213 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 170 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 145 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 104 (0.76%) RHCE
9 103 (0.75%) CISSP
10 102 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 93 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
12 92 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 81 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
14 71 (0.52%) ISTQB
15 69 (0.50%) RHCSA
16 64 (0.47%) MCSE
17 54 (0.39%) MCSA
18 53 (0.39%) ISEB
19 47 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
20 45 (0.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 917 (6.69%) QA
2 128 (0.93%) GDPR
3 125 (0.91%) SLA
4 117 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 84 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 64 (0.47%) PMO
7 37 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.15%) COBIT
10 13 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.073%) PA-DSS
13 9 (0.066%) SAS 70
14 8 (0.058%) PSD2
15 7 (0.051%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.036%) FedRAMP
16 5 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (0.036%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.029%) PMBOK
17 4 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 4,261 (31.07%) Docker
2 671 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 602 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 337 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 266 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 121 (0.88%) vSphere
7 114 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (0.46%) VirtualBox
9 58 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 51 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 49 (0.36%) Varnish
12 47 (0.34%) KVM
13 45 (0.33%) Xen
14 41 (0.30%) oVirt
15 40 (0.29%) pfSense
16 39 (0.28%) HDFS
17 38 (0.28%) NFS
18 32 (0.23%) XenApp
19 31 (0.23%) RHEV
20 28 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3,417 (24.92%) Ansible
2 2,840 (20.71%) Puppet
3 2,578 (18.80%) Kubernetes
4 2,222 (16.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2,037 (14.85%) Terraform
6 433 (3.16%) Salt
7 329 (2.40%) Packer
8 311 (2.27%) Nagios
9 289 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
10 283 (2.06%) Prometheus
11 256 (1.87%) Grafana
12 239 (1.74%) Consul
13 234 (1.71%) ZABBIX
14 202 (1.47%) Graphite
15 188 (1.37%) Kibana
16 148 (1.08%) SCCM
17 112 (0.82%) Mesos
18 93 (0.68%) HAProxy
19 90 (0.66%) logstash
20 86 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,770 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 1,178 (8.59%) Google
3 889 (6.48%) Oracle
4 885 (6.45%) VMware
5 796 (5.80%) Red Hat
6 443 (3.23%) Splunk
7 335 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 269 (1.96%) New Relic
9 256 (1.87%) IBM
10 247 (1.80%) SAP
11 208 (1.52%) Cisco
12 175 (1.28%) AppDynamics
13 148 (1.08%) Citrix
14 130 (0.95%) SaltStack
15 124 (0.90%) Sitecore
16 115 (0.84%) HP
17 104 (0.76%) ServiceNow
18 93 (0.68%) Adobe
19 92 (0.67%) Rackspace
19 92 (0.67%) Trend Micro