Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 11 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +8
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 26,125 13,748 10,803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.89% 14.83% 11.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.72% 15.87% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12,803 10,828 8,521
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £39,121
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +2.34%

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 156,289 86,635 85,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.05% 93.44% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 81,779 64,194 68,407
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%

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 May 2022.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 19 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 21,585 £70,000 +7.69% 2,080
London -1 12,368 £80,000 +6.67% 987
Work from Home -1 12,348 £70,000 +12.00% 990
UK excluding London -2 9,962 £60,000 +9.09% 1,231
South East -1 2,787 £65,000 +8.33% 258
North of England 0 2,718 £60,000 +11.11% 360
North West +2 1,580 £60,000 +11.11% 219
South West -5 1,260 £57,500 +12.75% 136
Midlands +3 1,200 £57,500 - 204
Yorkshire -2 1,018 £60,000 +9.44% 100
Scotland +4 900 £60,000 +14.29% 127
East of England +2 805 £60,000 - 117
West Midlands -3 805 £60,000 - 124
East Midlands +2 372 £57,500 +15.00% 79
Wales -2 289 £50,000 +5.26% 30
North East -14 131 £52,000 +4.00% 41
Northern Ireland +14 70 £52,500 +17.98% 5
Channel Islands - 5 £75,000 - 1
Isle of Man +16 1 £90,000 +111.76%

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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 14,733 (56.39%) Agile
2 12,441 (47.62%) Azure
3 11,834 (45.30%) AWS
4 10,422 (39.89%) CI/CD
5 8,468 (32.41%) Kubernetes
6 8,257 (31.61%) Docker
7 8,208 (31.42%) Python
8 6,712 (25.69%) Terraform
9 6,705 (25.67%) JavaScript
10 6,319 (24.19%) Java
11 6,316 (24.18%) Finance
12 6,219 (23.80%) Software Engineering
13 5,560 (21.28%) Git (software)
14 5,483 (20.99%) C#
15 5,423 (20.76%) Social Skills
16 5,155 (19.73%) SQL
17 5,122 (19.61%) Microservices
18 4,998 (19.13%) React
19 4,847 (18.55%) .NET
20 4,845 (18.55%) Scrum
21 4,839 (18.52%) Linux
22 4,770 (18.26%) Jenkins
23 4,666 (17.86%) GCP
24 4,656 (17.82%) Test Automation
25 4,187 (16.03%) Infrastructure as Code
26 4,047 (15.49%) Microsoft
27 3,875 (14.83%) Ansible
28 3,653 (13.98%) Full Stack Development
29 3,627 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
30 3,623 (13.87%) Node.js

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
1 998 (3.82%) Confluence
2 960 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
3 581 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 571 (2.19%) Apache
5 517 (1.98%) IIS
6 452 (1.73%) CMS
7 347 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 309 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
9 261 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 241 (0.92%) nginx
11 183 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 175 (0.67%) JBoss
13 160 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 141 (0.54%) GeoServer
15 126 (0.48%) Umbraco
16 112 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
17 111 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
18 103 (0.39%) WordPress
19 89 (0.34%) WebLogic
20 80 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 237 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 160 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 64 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 57 (0.22%) Sketch
7 51 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.14%) Campfire
9 32 (0.12%) InVision
10 29 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 25 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
12 24 (0.092%) Adobe XD
13 15 (0.057%) Maple
14 12 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.031%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.019%) EngageOne
17 4 (0.015%) Acrobat
17 4 (0.015%) FrameMaker
17 4 (0.015%) RoboHelp
17 4 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 257 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 65 (0.25%) Magento
4 59 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 51 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
6 45 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 41 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 37 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 37 (0.14%) R3 Corda
9 30 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 30 (0.11%) Shopify
10 28 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
11 21 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
12 20 (0.077%) Maximo
13 16 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 13 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (0.050%) Summit
14 13 (0.050%) Temenos T24
15 10 (0.038%) Line 50
15 10 (0.038%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12,441 (47.62%) Azure
2 11,834 (45.30%) AWS
3 4,666 (17.86%) GCP
4 3,620 (13.86%) Serverless
5 2,390 (9.15%) SaaS
6 2,246 (8.60%) GitHub
7 1,829 (7.00%) PaaS
8 1,680 (6.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1,598 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
10 1,034 (3.96%) IaaS
11 1,021 (3.91%) Amazon S3
12 1,004 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
13 1,003 (3.84%) Amazon EC2
14 955 (3.66%) Power Platform
15 756 (2.89%) Amazon ECS
16 735 (2.81%) OpenShift
17 660 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
18 610 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
19 603 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 583 (2.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 844 (3.23%) Firewall
2 590 (2.26%) HTTP
3 515 (1.97%) DNS
4 490 (1.88%) Internet
5 310 (1.19%) Network Security
6 271 (1.04%) VPN
7 228 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 189 (0.72%) LAN
9 170 (0.65%) WAN
10 146 (0.56%) Broadband
11 143 (0.55%) DHCP
12 109 (0.42%) SSL
13 84 (0.32%) SAN
14 81 (0.31%) SSH
15 72 (0.28%) Wireless
16 57 (0.22%) Kerberos
16 57 (0.22%) VoIP
17 55 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
18 54 (0.21%) BGP
18 54 (0.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,796 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 2,060 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1,915 (7.33%) NoSQL
4 1,706 (6.53%) MySQL
5 1,605 (6.14%) Relational Database
6 1,278 (4.89%) Big Data
7 1,159 (4.44%) MongoDB
8 859 (3.29%) Redis
9 776 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
10 774 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 720 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
12 689 (2.64%) Power BI
13 589 (2.25%) Data Lake
14 509 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 423 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
16 422 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 399 (1.53%) Hadoop
18 337 (1.29%) RDBMS
19 306 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
20 257 (0.98%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 5,560 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 4,770 (18.26%) Jenkins
3 2,523 (9.66%) JIRA
4 1,158 (4.43%) GitLab
5 1,129 (4.32%) Selenium
6 761 (2.91%) TeamCity
7 717 (2.74%) Maven
7 717 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 660 (2.53%) Visual Studio
9 655 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 620 (2.37%) Cypress.io
11 599 (2.29%) Bitbucket
12 580 (2.22%) Cucumber
13 487 (1.86%) CircleCI
14 457 (1.75%) Postman
15 438 (1.68%) JUnit
16 436 (1.67%) SonarQube
17 427 (1.63%) webpack
18 389 (1.49%) Gradle
19 339 (1.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 6,316 (24.18%) Finance
2 5,423 (20.76%) Social Skills
3 1,886 (7.22%) Banking
4 1,772 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1,442 (5.52%) Retail
6 1,380 (5.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1,331 (5.09%) Public Sector
8 1,239 (4.74%) Games
9 1,001 (3.83%) Marketing
10 794 (3.04%) Manufacturing
11 566 (2.17%) Legal
12 549 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
13 519 (1.99%) Law
14 416 (1.59%) Telecoms
15 387 (1.48%) Advertising
16 342 (1.31%) Influencing Skills
17 332 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
18 295 (1.13%) Financial Institution
19 241 (0.92%) Publishing
20 240 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,359 (24.34%) Developer
2 5,461 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 2,973 (11.38%) Software Engineer
4 1,919 (7.35%) Senior Developer
5 1,617 (6.19%) Architect
6 1,415 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
7 1,289 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1,260 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 1,096 (4.20%) .NET Developer
10 987 (3.78%) Senior Software Engineer
11 933 (3.57%) Software Developer
12 910 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 877 (3.36%) Data Engineer
14 870 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
15 835 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
16 731 (2.80%) Java Developer
17 679 (2.60%) Consultant
18 671 (2.57%) Analyst
19 651 (2.49%) Principal Engineer
20 638 (2.44%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,998 (19.13%) React
2 4,847 (18.55%) .NET
3 3,623 (13.87%) Node.js
4 2,660 (10.18%) CSS
5 2,618 (10.02%) HTML
6 2,522 (9.65%) AngularJS
7 2,063 (7.90%) REST
8 1,830 (7.00%) .NET Core
9 1,737 (6.65%) Kafka
10 1,627 (6.23%) RESTful
11 1,535 (5.88%) Spring
12 1,307 (5.00%) ASP.NET
13 1,189 (4.55%) Web Services
14 1,180 (4.52%) HTML5
15 1,161 (4.44%) .NET Framework
16 1,131 (4.33%) Vue.js
17 988 (3.78%) JSON
18 955 (3.66%) GraphQL
19 909 (3.48%) Spring Boot
20 806 (3.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2,156 (8.25%) Cloud Native
2 1,937 (7.41%) User Experience
3 1,490 (5.70%) Public Cloud
4 1,152 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 949 (3.63%) Virtual Team
6 934 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
7 885 (3.39%) Mobile App
8 820 (3.14%) Algorithms
9 671 (2.57%) Management Information System
10 578 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 540 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 513 (1.96%) Life Science
13 433 (1.66%) Blockchain
13 433 (1.66%) IoT
14 426 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
15 407 (1.56%) Private Cloud
16 357 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
17 354 (1.36%) Blog
17 354 (1.36%) Data Centre
18 282 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 4,839 (18.52%) Linux
2 2,284 (8.74%) Windows
3 865 (3.31%) Unix
4 590 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 535 (2.05%) Android
6 456 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 367 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 281 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 228 (0.87%) CentOS
10 131 (0.50%) Mesosphere
11 94 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 83 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 70 (0.27%) VMS
14 56 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
15 48 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
16 47 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 45 (0.17%) Debian
18 30 (0.11%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.096%) AIX
20 21 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14,733 (56.39%) Agile
2 10,422 (39.89%) CI/CD
3 6,219 (23.80%) Software Engineering
4 5,122 (19.61%) Microservices
5 4,845 (18.55%) Scrum
6 4,656 (17.82%) Test Automation
7 4,187 (16.03%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3,653 (13.98%) Full Stack Development
9 3,627 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
10 3,590 (13.74%) TDD
11 3,504 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
12 3,462 (13.25%) Mentoring
13 2,694 (10.31%) SDLC
14 2,666 (10.20%) Analytics
15 2,414 (9.24%) Coaching
16 2,011 (7.70%) Computer Science
17 1,922 (7.36%) BDD
18 1,866 (7.14%) Configuration Management
19 1,813 (6.94%) Kanban
20 1,708 (6.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8,208 (31.42%) Python
2 6,705 (25.67%) JavaScript
3 6,319 (24.19%) Java
4 5,483 (20.99%) C#
5 5,155 (19.73%) SQL
6 2,859 (10.94%) TypeScript
7 2,473 (9.47%) Bash
8 2,346 (8.98%) Go
9 2,316 (8.87%) PowerShell
10 1,249 (4.78%) Ruby
11 993 (3.80%) PHP
12 917 (3.51%) C++
13 904 (3.46%) Scala
14 704 (2.69%) C
15 670 (2.56%) T-SQL
16 606 (2.32%) Kotlin
17 536 (2.05%) Groovy
18 472 (1.81%) Shell Script
19 403 (1.54%) Perl
20 348 (1.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,816 (10.78%) Degree
2 1,493 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1,059 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 1,048 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 374 (1.43%) AWS Certification
6 334 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 267 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 246 (0.94%) ISEB
9 240 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 203 (0.78%) CISSP
11 185 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 142 (0.54%) DV Cleared
13 136 (0.52%) DBS Check
14 129 (0.49%) PMI Certification
15 116 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 97 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 77 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
18 71 (0.27%) PhD
19 70 (0.27%) PMP
20 62 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,406 (9.21%) QA
2 650 (2.49%) Accessibility
3 313 (1.20%) GDPR
4 282 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 280 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 193 (0.74%) SLA
7 145 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 137 (0.52%) NIST
9 95 (0.36%) GRC
10 89 (0.34%) SOC 2
11 71 (0.27%) WCAG
12 67 (0.26%) PMO
13 61 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
14 58 (0.22%) COBIT
15 49 (0.19%) HIPAA
16 47 (0.18%) IASME
17 45 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 32 (0.12%) ISO 9001
19 30 (0.11%) GxP
20 25 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 8,257 (31.61%) Docker
2 577 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 442 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 315 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 135 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 80 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 76 (0.29%) vSphere
9 74 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 59 (0.23%) KVM
11 51 (0.20%) LXC
12 47 (0.18%) Apache Flume
12 47 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 46 (0.18%) Firmware
14 35 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 30 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 25 (0.096%) Xen
17 23 (0.088%) zsh
18 21 (0.080%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 17 (0.065%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 8,468 (32.41%) Kubernetes
2 6,712 (25.69%) Terraform
3 3,875 (14.83%) Ansible
4 1,530 (5.86%) Puppet
5 1,185 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
6 970 (3.71%) Prometheus
7 826 (3.16%) Grafana
8 387 (1.48%) Kibana
9 366 (1.40%) Istio
10 203 (0.78%) Packer
11 194 (0.74%) Consul
12 178 (0.68%) logstash
13 171 (0.65%) ZABBIX
14 154 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
15 127 (0.49%) Automic
16 126 (0.48%) Rancher
17 120 (0.46%) SCCM
18 112 (0.43%) HAProxy
19 102 (0.39%) Nagios
20 96 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4,047 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 2,095 (8.02%) Google
3 1,097 (4.20%) Oracle
4 652 (2.50%) VMware
5 651 (2.49%) Splunk
6 614 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 449 (1.72%) Databricks
8 393 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 340 (1.30%) New Relic
10 263 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 255 (0.98%) IBM
12 224 (0.86%) ServiceNow
13 204 (0.78%) SAP
14 190 (0.73%) Dynatrace
15 183 (0.70%) Cisco
16 174 (0.67%) Sitecore
17 165 (0.63%) AppDynamics
18 151 (0.58%) SaltStack
19 140 (0.54%) Adobe
20 134 (0.51%) Xamarin