Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 44 74
Rank change year-on-year +17 +30 +66
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,615 10,259 7,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.03% 5.79% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.81% 6.33% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 10,566 8,139 6,547
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -2.50%

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 154,531 162,100 180,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.52% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 123,046 129,010 150,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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 +15 12,900 £62,500 +4.17% 1,826
London +7 7,217 £70,000 +3.70% 975
UK excluding London +32 6,208 £52,500 - 961
North of England +35 2,085 £50,000 - 295
South East +18 1,551 £55,000 - 226
North West +28 1,125 £52,500 +5.00% 163
Yorkshire +37 830 £50,000 - 110
East of England +47 802 £57,500 +4.55% 132
South West +28 650 £50,000 - 111
Midlands +59 560 £55,000 +6.80% 86
Scotland +35 375 £50,000 - 75
West Midlands +78 318 £57,500 +15.00% 57
East Midlands +43 241 £50,000 -4.76% 29
Wales +28 178 £46,250 -2.63% 23
North East +14 146 £48,500 +27.63% 22
Northern Ireland +23 28 £45,000 -18.18% 13

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 7,330 (53.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6,163 (45.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5,063 (37.19%) Linux
4 4,296 (31.55%) Python
5 4,162 (30.57%) Java
6 4,128 (30.32%) Docker
7 3,949 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3,613 (26.54%) Jenkins
9 3,469 (25.48%) Continuous Integration
10 3,327 (24.44%) Ansible
11 3,000 (22.03%) Puppet
12 2,817 (20.69%) Finance
13 2,579 (18.94%) SQL
14 2,540 (18.66%) Opscode Chef
15 2,525 (18.55%) Microservices
16 2,491 (18.30%) JavaScript
17 2,426 (17.82%) Software Engineering
18 2,383 (17.50%) Git (software)
19 2,350 (17.26%) Scrum
20 2,289 (16.81%) Windows
21 2,211 (16.24%) Kubernetes
22 2,137 (15.70%) C#
22 2,137 (15.70%) TDD
23 2,028 (14.90%) .NET
24 1,885 (13.85%) Configuration Management
25 1,876 (13.78%) Terraform
26 1,770 (13.00%) Bash Shell
27 1,700 (12.49%) Test Automation
28 1,697 (12.46%) Web Services
29 1,648 (12.10%) Microsoft

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
1 710 (5.21%) Apache
2 659 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 641 (4.71%) Confluence
4 485 (3.56%) Tomcat
5 401 (2.95%) Apache Spark
6 364 (2.67%) IIS
7 341 (2.50%) OpenStack
8 302 (2.22%) CMS
9 288 (2.12%) nginx
10 225 (1.65%) JBoss
11 203 (1.49%) SharePoint
12 195 (1.43%) WebSphere
13 172 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 139 (1.02%) WebLogic
15 114 (0.84%) Apache Solr
16 109 (0.80%) EPiServer
17 103 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
18 72 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 70 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 69 (0.51%) Mule
Applications
1 83 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 20 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.066%) Camtasia
7 9 (0.066%) HipChat
8 8 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.059%) Mingle
9 4 (0.029%) GIMP
10 3 (0.022%) Stata
11 2 (0.015%) InVision
11 2 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.007%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.007%) Blender
12 1 (0.007%) NUKE
12 1 (0.007%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.007%) Weka
Business Applications
1 85 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
2 79 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
3 61 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
4 54 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
4 54 (0.40%) thinkFolio
5 53 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 50 (0.37%) Front Arena
7 39 (0.29%) Eloqua
8 29 (0.21%) Magento
9 25 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 24 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
11 21 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 17 (0.12%) Documaker
12 17 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 15 (0.11%) Markit EDM
14 9 (0.066%) MetaTrader
15 8 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
16 7 (0.051%) ION MarketView
16 7 (0.051%) R3 Corda
17 6 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6,163 (45.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3,949 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,164 (8.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 821 (6.03%) SaaS
5 782 (5.74%) PaaS
6 740 (5.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 683 (5.02%) IaaS
8 557 (4.09%) GitHub
9 549 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
10 484 (3.55%) Serverless
11 452 (3.32%) Amazon S3
12 414 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
13 274 (2.01%) Office 365
14 271 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 266 (1.95%) OpenShift
16 258 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
17 187 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 172 (1.26%) npm
19 150 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
20 149 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 629 (4.62%) Firewall
2 612 (4.50%) DNS
3 455 (3.34%) TCP/IP
4 337 (2.48%) HTTP
5 274 (2.01%) VPN
6 263 (1.93%) Internet
7 192 (1.41%) DHCP
8 185 (1.36%) SSL
9 178 (1.31%) Network Security
10 133 (0.98%) WAN
11 128 (0.94%) LAN
12 122 (0.90%) SAN
13 78 (0.57%) SSH
14 68 (0.50%) SMTP
15 67 (0.49%) SMS
16 55 (0.40%) BGP
17 54 (0.40%) MPLS
18 50 (0.37%) NetScaler
19 49 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
19 49 (0.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,344 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 1,140 (8.37%) NoSQL
3 987 (7.25%) MySQL
4 885 (6.50%) Big Data
5 839 (6.16%) MongoDB
6 669 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
7 510 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 483 (3.55%) Relational Database
9 424 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 393 (2.89%) Amazon RDS
11 286 (2.10%) Redis
12 256 (1.88%) Blockchain
13 205 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 204 (1.50%) RDBMS
15 191 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
16 160 (1.18%) Neo4j
16 160 (1.18%) Oracle Database
17 145 (1.07%) Apache Hive
18 139 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 133 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3,613 (26.54%) Jenkins
2 2,383 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 1,346 (9.89%) JIRA
4 1,069 (7.85%) TeamCity
5 853 (6.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 778 (5.71%) Maven
7 777 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 703 (5.16%) Selenium
9 653 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 568 (4.17%) Subversion
11 454 (3.33%) Vagrant
12 421 (3.09%) Visual Studio
13 365 (2.68%) Cucumber
14 342 (2.51%) Bitbucket
15 341 (2.50%) JUnit
16 305 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
17 301 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
18 292 (2.14%) Gradle
19 258 (1.89%) GitLab
20 217 (1.59%) gulp
General
1 2,817 (20.69%) Finance
2 798 (5.86%) Banking
3 768 (5.64%) Retail
4 423 (3.11%) Marketing
5 414 (3.04%) Games
6 307 (2.25%) Law
7 242 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 240 (1.76%) Advertising
9 233 (1.71%) Front Office
10 167 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 129 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 115 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 96 (0.71%) Legal
14 93 (0.68%) Back Office
15 89 (0.65%) Publishing
16 75 (0.55%) Electronics
17 54 (0.40%) Billing
18 44 (0.32%) Automotive
19 33 (0.24%) Military
20 28 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,911 (28.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,264 (23.97%) Developer
3 1,053 (7.73%) Java Developer
4 980 (7.20%) Architect
5 853 (6.27%) AWS DevOps
6 810 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
7 765 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 730 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
9 712 (5.23%) Senior DevOps
10 710 (5.21%) Software Engineer
11 657 (4.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 615 (4.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 597 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
14 593 (4.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 571 (4.19%) .NET Developer
16 544 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 479 (3.52%) Consultant
18 461 (3.39%) Java Engineer
19 444 (3.26%) C# Developer
20 406 (2.98%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,028 (14.90%) .NET
2 1,697 (12.46%) Web Services
3 1,307 (9.60%) AngularJS
4 1,259 (9.25%) HTML
5 1,234 (9.06%) Node.js
6 1,126 (8.27%) REST
7 1,067 (7.84%) CSS
8 1,025 (7.53%) Spring
9 1,008 (7.40%) React
10 882 (6.48%) RESTful
11 645 (4.74%) ASP.NET
12 592 (4.35%) HTML5
13 531 (3.90%) Spring Boot
14 485 (3.56%) JSON
15 426 (3.13%) Kafka
16 414 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 411 (3.02%) SOAP
18 399 (2.93%) CSS3
19 394 (2.89%) jQuery
20 388 (2.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 814 (5.98%) Computer Science
2 789 (5.80%) Fintech
3 688 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
4 632 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 541 (3.97%) User Experience
6 539 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 498 (3.66%) Data Centre
8 410 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
9 373 (2.74%) Mobile App
10 343 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
11 288 (2.12%) Private Cloud
12 262 (1.92%) Management Information System
13 252 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
14 225 (1.65%) Cloud Native
15 181 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
16 165 (1.21%) Hedge funds
17 156 (1.15%) Virtual Team
18 151 (1.11%) Algorithms
19 140 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 119 (0.87%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5,063 (37.19%) Linux
2 2,289 (16.81%) Windows
3 1,019 (7.48%) Unix
4 608 (4.47%) Windows Server
5 554 (4.07%) CentOS
6 504 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 356 (2.61%) Ubuntu
8 258 (1.89%) Android
9 195 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 169 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 168 (1.23%) Debian
12 163 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 93 (0.68%) Windows 10
14 74 (0.54%) CoreOS
15 61 (0.45%) Solaris
16 56 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 56 (0.41%) Mac OS X
17 52 (0.38%) VMS
18 41 (0.30%) Fedora
19 38 (0.28%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,330 (53.84%) Agile Software Development
2 3,469 (25.48%) Continuous Integration
3 2,525 (18.55%) Microservices
4 2,426 (17.82%) Software Engineering
5 2,350 (17.26%) Scrum
6 2,137 (15.70%) TDD
7 1,885 (13.85%) Configuration Management
8 1,700 (12.49%) Test Automation
9 1,538 (11.30%) Open Source
10 1,480 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
11 1,370 (10.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 1,159 (8.51%) BDD
13 949 (6.97%) Deployment Automation
14 929 (6.82%) Mentoring
15 904 (6.64%) SDLC
16 893 (6.56%) MVC
17 834 (6.13%) E-Commerce
18 799 (5.87%) Analytics
19 795 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
20 761 (5.59%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4,296 (31.55%) Python
2 4,162 (30.57%) Java
3 2,579 (18.94%) SQL
4 2,491 (18.30%) JavaScript
5 2,137 (15.70%) C#
6 1,770 (13.00%) Bash Shell
7 1,581 (11.61%) Ruby
8 1,562 (11.47%) PowerShell
9 785 (5.77%) Perl
10 756 (5.55%) PHP
11 629 (4.62%) C++
12 626 (4.60%) Java 8
13 604 (4.44%) Go
14 567 (4.16%) Scala
15 504 (3.70%) Shell Script
16 365 (2.68%) C
17 268 (1.97%) T-SQL
18 207 (1.52%) ES6
19 171 (1.26%) Groovy
19 171 (1.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,478 (10.86%) Degree
2 423 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 405 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 298 (2.19%) AWS Certification
5 254 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 170 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 156 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 141 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 107 (0.79%) MCSE
10 103 (0.76%) CISSP
11 84 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
12 75 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
13 74 (0.54%) MCSA
14 69 (0.51%) RHCE
15 66 (0.48%) ISTQB
16 58 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
17 48 (0.35%) CCNA
18 46 (0.34%) CISM
18 46 (0.34%) SAFe Agilist
19 40 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,004 (7.37%) QA
2 533 (3.91%) GCP
3 135 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 128 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 116 (0.85%) SLA
6 89 (0.65%) GDPR
7 45 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 40 (0.29%) COBIT
9 39 (0.29%) PMO
10 17 (0.12%) PSD2
11 14 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.073%) PA-DSS
13 9 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (0.066%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.044%) SEPA
16 5 (0.037%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.029%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.029%) HL7
System Software
1 4,128 (30.32%) Docker
2 644 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 634 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 327 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 263 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 154 (1.13%) vSphere
7 111 (0.82%) VirtualBox
8 110 (0.81%) KVM
9 106 (0.78%) Xen
10 103 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 60 (0.44%) HDFS
12 54 (0.40%) XenServer
13 50 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 50 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 49 (0.36%) Varnish
15 46 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
16 41 (0.30%) Apache Flume
17 39 (0.29%) oVirt
18 38 (0.28%) LXC
19 34 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3,327 (24.44%) Ansible
2 3,000 (22.03%) Puppet
3 2,540 (18.66%) Opscode Chef
4 2,211 (16.24%) Kubernetes
5 1,876 (13.78%) Terraform
6 418 (3.07%) Nagios
7 402 (2.95%) Salt
8 287 (2.11%) Packer
9 249 (1.83%) Docker Swarm
10 240 (1.76%) ZABBIX
11 223 (1.64%) Kibana
12 177 (1.30%) Prometheus
13 172 (1.26%) Consul
14 169 (1.24%) Grafana
15 128 (0.94%) Graphite
16 106 (0.78%) Mesos
17 103 (0.76%) logstash
18 96 (0.71%) Rancher
19 93 (0.68%) SCCM
20 87 (0.64%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1,648 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 1,133 (8.32%) Google
3 1,016 (7.46%) VMware
4 871 (6.40%) Oracle
5 722 (5.30%) Red Hat
6 506 (3.72%) Splunk
7 330 (2.42%) New Relic
8 302 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 293 (2.15%) IBM
10 285 (2.09%) Cisco
11 257 (1.89%) SAP
12 251 (1.84%) AppDynamics
13 209 (1.54%) Citrix
14 166 (1.22%) ServiceNow
15 147 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
16 141 (1.04%) WorldPay
17 137 (1.01%) hybris
18 135 (0.99%) SaltStack
19 132 (0.97%) Sitecore
20 103 (0.76%) Rackspace