Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 17 24
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +15
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 7,554 14,442 13,675
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.32% 10.62% 8.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.58% 11.52% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,453 11,963 11,204
Median annual salary £60,000 £64,945 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.61% +3.91% +4.17%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 45,559 125,404 151,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.42% 92.21% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,525 98,829 120,469
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +5.88%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 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 +7 6,981 £62,500 -3.85% 1,710
UK excluding London +12 3,913 £55,000 - 1,117
London +2 3,402 £72,500 -3.33% 695
Work from Home +6 1,241 £57,500 -11.54% 395
North of England +8 1,091 £52,500 -3.67% 354
South East +9 1,075 £60,000 +4.35% 261
Midlands +16 562 £50,500 -5.16% 164
South West +17 547 £52,500 +5.00% 148
North West +7 536 £55,000 - 216
Yorkshire +6 459 £52,500 - 97
West Midlands +15 390 £50,000 -9.09% 107
Scotland +1 253 £50,000 - 72
East of England +10 208 £58,750 +6.82% 85
East Midlands +17 172 £51,500 +3.00% 56
Wales +19 168 £47,500 -3.06% 22
North East +19 96 £47,500 -11.15% 41
Northern Ireland -23 15 £50,000 -16.67% 16

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 3,465 (45.87%) Azure
2 3,444 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
3 3,040 (40.24%) AWS
4 2,335 (30.91%) Docker
5 2,266 (30.00%) Python
6 2,079 (27.52%) Kubernetes
7 1,814 (24.01%) Terraform
8 1,688 (22.35%) SQL
9 1,647 (21.80%) C#
10 1,624 (21.50%) JavaScript
11 1,606 (21.26%) Linux
12 1,588 (21.02%) Microservices
13 1,568 (20.76%) Java
14 1,557 (20.61%) .NET
15 1,432 (18.96%) Finance
16 1,351 (17.88%) Jenkins
17 1,301 (17.22%) Git (software)
18 1,239 (16.40%) Ansible
19 1,163 (15.40%) Microsoft
20 1,150 (15.22%) Scrum
21 1,128 (14.93%) Software Engineering
22 1,052 (13.93%) SQL Server
23 1,046 (13.85%) Test Automation
24 953 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
25 940 (12.44%) TDD
26 908 (12.02%) GCP
27 859 (11.37%) Windows
28 828 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
29 811 (10.74%) AngularJS
30 778 (10.30%) HTML

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
1 288 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
2 240 (3.18%) Apache
3 238 (3.15%) Confluence
4 203 (2.69%) Apache Spark
5 142 (1.88%) IIS
6 136 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 112 (1.48%) CMS
8 68 (0.90%) NServiceBus
8 68 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 44 (0.58%) Umbraco
9 44 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 43 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
11 42 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
12 40 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 40 (0.53%) WordPress
13 31 (0.41%) nginx
14 30 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 29 (0.38%) JBoss
16 23 (0.30%) Headless CMS
17 22 (0.29%) EPiServer
Applications
1 58 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 16 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.093%) InVision
7 7 (0.093%) Sketch
8 6 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.066%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.053%) Figma
11 2 (0.026%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.013%) InDesign
12 1 (0.013%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 52 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.42%) R3 Corda
3 26 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 25 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
5 20 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
6 19 (0.25%) Magento
7 11 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 8 (0.11%) Loan IQ
9 8 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.093%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
11 5 (0.066%) SAP IS-U
12 3 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.040%) Shopify
13 2 (0.026%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.026%) SAP R/3
13 2 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
14 1 (0.013%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 1 (0.013%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3,465 (45.87%) Azure
2 3,040 (40.24%) AWS
3 908 (12.02%) GCP
4 683 (9.04%) Serverless
5 555 (7.35%) SaaS
6 453 (6.00%) AWS Lambda
7 452 (5.98%) PaaS
8 429 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 378 (5.00%) IaaS
10 344 (4.55%) GitHub
11 209 (2.77%) Office 365
12 206 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
13 200 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
14 189 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
15 174 (2.30%) Amazon S3
16 167 (2.21%) Power Platform
17 143 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
18 139 (1.84%) OpenShift
19 114 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 109 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 249 (3.30%) Firewall
2 164 (2.17%) DNS
3 128 (1.69%) HTTP
3 128 (1.69%) Network Security
4 121 (1.60%) VPN
5 118 (1.56%) Internet
6 102 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 89 (1.18%) WAN
8 88 (1.16%) LAN
9 76 (1.01%) Skype
10 49 (0.65%) SAN
11 44 (0.58%) DHCP
12 33 (0.44%) Wireless
13 32 (0.42%) SSL
14 31 (0.41%) VoIP
15 28 (0.37%) SSH
16 24 (0.32%) OSPF
16 24 (0.32%) Wireshark
17 22 (0.29%) BGP
18 19 (0.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,052 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 564 (7.47%) NoSQL
3 438 (5.80%) MongoDB
4 436 (5.77%) MySQL
5 409 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 364 (4.82%) Big Data
7 271 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 244 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 186 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 167 (2.21%) Hadoop
11 143 (1.89%) Redis
12 141 (1.87%) Data Lake
13 140 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
14 137 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 120 (1.59%) Power BI
16 117 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 113 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
18 94 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
19 82 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
20 80 (1.06%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,351 (17.88%) Jenkins
2 1,301 (17.22%) Git (software)
3 487 (6.45%) JIRA
4 360 (4.77%) Selenium
5 347 (4.59%) GitLab
6 305 (4.04%) TeamCity
7 247 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 215 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 202 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 177 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 175 (2.32%) Bitbucket
12 146 (1.93%) Visual Studio
13 134 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
14 120 (1.59%) Maven
15 107 (1.42%) SpecFlow
16 100 (1.32%) Artifactory
17 80 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
18 78 (1.03%) Subversion
19 77 (1.02%) Gradle
20 76 (1.01%) NUnit
General
1 1,432 (18.96%) Finance
2 413 (5.47%) Banking
3 347 (4.59%) Public Sector
4 179 (2.37%) Retail
5 159 (2.10%) Marketing
6 157 (2.08%) Games
7 152 (2.01%) Law
8 123 (1.63%) Back Office
9 85 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 72 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 69 (0.91%) Legal
11 69 (0.91%) Publishing
12 68 (0.90%) Advertising
13 60 (0.79%) Front Office
14 59 (0.78%) Electronics
15 39 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 30 (0.40%) Local Government
17 26 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.29%) Automotive
19 20 (0.26%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 2,251 (29.80%) Developer
2 2,016 (26.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 630 (8.34%) AWS Engineer
4 573 (7.59%) AWS DevOps
5 540 (7.15%) Senior Developer
6 519 (6.87%) Architect
7 494 (6.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 465 (6.16%) .NET Developer
9 424 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
10 412 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
11 381 (5.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 380 (5.03%) Software Engineer
13 343 (4.54%) Cloud Engineer
14 298 (3.94%) Java Developer
15 291 (3.85%) C# Developer
16 288 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
16 288 (3.81%) Software Developer
17 237 (3.14%) Python Engineer
18 232 (3.07%) Platform Engineer
19 228 (3.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,557 (20.61%) .NET
2 811 (10.74%) AngularJS
3 778 (10.30%) HTML
4 760 (10.06%) CSS
5 758 (10.03%) React
6 677 (8.96%) .NET Core
7 659 (8.72%) Node.js
8 638 (8.45%) Web Services
9 494 (6.54%) ASP.NET
10 443 (5.86%) .NET Framework
10 443 (5.86%) REST
11 420 (5.56%) RESTful
12 364 (4.82%) Spring
13 329 (4.36%) HTML5
14 303 (4.01%) Kafka
15 288 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
16 268 (3.55%) JSON
17 233 (3.08%) jQuery
18 231 (3.06%) Spring Boot
19 211 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 368 (4.87%) Cloud Native
2 343 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
3 338 (4.47%) Public Cloud
4 317 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
5 235 (3.11%) User Experience
6 179 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 177 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 129 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 128 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 117 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
11 115 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 71 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 69 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
14 68 (0.90%) Private Cloud
15 65 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 59 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
17 52 (0.69%) Data Structures
18 47 (0.62%) Replication
19 46 (0.61%) N-Tier
20 34 (0.45%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1,606 (21.26%) Linux
2 859 (11.37%) Windows
3 275 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 269 (3.56%) Unix
5 189 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 188 (2.49%) CentOS
7 85 (1.13%) Android
7 85 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 77 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 60 (0.79%) Debian
10 57 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
13 21 (0.28%) VMS
14 20 (0.26%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (0.21%) CoreOS
17 14 (0.19%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.16%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,444 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,588 (21.02%) Microservices
3 1,150 (15.22%) Scrum
4 1,128 (14.93%) Software Engineering
5 1,046 (13.85%) Test Automation
6 953 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
7 940 (12.44%) TDD
8 828 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
9 713 (9.44%) Fintech
10 652 (8.63%) Mentoring
11 607 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
12 597 (7.90%) Configuration Management
13 470 (6.22%) BDD
14 461 (6.10%) Analytics
15 451 (5.97%) MVC
16 414 (5.48%) Migration
17 402 (5.32%) SDLC
18 396 (5.24%) OO
19 391 (5.18%) Open Source
20 369 (4.88%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,266 (30.00%) Python
2 1,688 (22.35%) SQL
3 1,647 (21.80%) C#
4 1,624 (21.50%) JavaScript
5 1,568 (20.76%) Java
6 734 (9.72%) PowerShell
7 543 (7.19%) Bash Shell
8 437 (5.79%) Go
9 358 (4.74%) TypeScript
10 351 (4.65%) Ruby
11 304 (4.02%) PHP
12 256 (3.39%) Scala
13 252 (3.34%) C++
14 247 (3.27%) T-SQL
15 148 (1.96%) Perl
16 142 (1.88%) Kotlin
17 119 (1.58%) Shell Script
18 116 (1.54%) C
19 98 (1.30%) Java 8
20 85 (1.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 582 (7.70%) Degree
2 414 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 305 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 166 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 161 (2.13%) AWS Certification
6 86 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 65 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 61 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 56 (0.74%) CISSP
11 54 (0.71%) CCNA
12 52 (0.69%) Sun Certification
13 46 (0.61%) ISEB
14 39 (0.52%) PhD
15 38 (0.50%) Master's Degree
16 33 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 20 (0.26%) CCNP
19 19 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 18 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (5.80%) QA
2 94 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (1.15%) SLA
4 74 (0.98%) GDPR
5 53 (0.70%) NIST
6 31 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.36%) PMO
9 13 (0.17%) NIST 800
10 11 (0.15%) COBIT
10 11 (0.15%) EMIR
11 10 (0.13%) MiFID
12 9 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.079%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.079%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.079%) NCSC
15 5 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
17 3 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2,335 (30.91%) Docker
2 281 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 185 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 79 (1.05%) vSphere
6 50 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (0.36%) XenApp
8 24 (0.32%) VirtualBox
9 23 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.21%) HDFS
12 15 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.16%) Firmware
13 12 (0.16%) GlusterFS
13 12 (0.16%) Xen
14 10 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.12%) LXC
16 8 (0.11%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.079%) Samba
17 6 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2,079 (27.52%) Kubernetes
2 1,814 (24.01%) Terraform
3 1,239 (16.40%) Ansible
4 776 (10.27%) Puppet
5 521 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 210 (2.78%) Grafana
7 176 (2.33%) Prometheus
8 60 (0.79%) Istio
9 57 (0.75%) Nagios
10 56 (0.74%) Kibana
11 55 (0.73%) SCCM
12 53 (0.70%) Packer
13 44 (0.58%) Graphite
14 32 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
15 31 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
16 30 (0.40%) logstash
17 26 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
18 25 (0.33%) Consul
18 25 (0.33%) Rancher
18 25 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,163 (15.40%) Microsoft
2 501 (6.63%) Google
3 352 (4.66%) Oracle
4 300 (3.97%) VMware
5 174 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 163 (2.16%) Splunk
7 129 (1.71%) Cisco
8 122 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 107 (1.42%) SAP
10 90 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 83 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 82 (1.09%) IBM
13 72 (0.95%) New Relic
14 62 (0.82%) Databricks
15 53 (0.70%) Sitecore
16 51 (0.68%) CheckPoint
17 50 (0.66%) EnterpriseDB
18 42 (0.56%) Citrix
18 42 (0.56%) Dynatrace
19 41 (0.54%) SolarWinds