Period
to 6 June 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 21 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +21
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 10,292 14,264 13,062
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.89% 9.92% 7.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.88% 10.75% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,751 11,717 10,681
Median annual salary £65,000 £63,354 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.60% +5.59% -
10th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 79,878 132,660 159,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.28% 92.25% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 63,305 103,927 128,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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 9,625 £65,000 - 962
UK excluding London +7 5,073 £55,000 - 619
London +3 5,044 £75,000 +3.45% 397
North of England +6 1,526 £52,500 - 217
South East +8 1,470 £57,500 - 117
Work from Home +2 775 £57,500 -17.86% 136
North West +6 766 £55,000 - 127
Midlands +20 676 £55,000 +4.76% 87
Yorkshire +7 673 £52,500 +5.00% 65
South West +9 584 £50,000 -3.85% 78
West Midlands +21 471 £55,000 +4.76% 56
Scotland +6 309 £52,500 +10.53% 30
East of England +4 309 £58,750 +6.82% 65
East Midlands +16 204 £53,750 +2.38% 31
Wales +14 189 £48,500 +7.78% 23
North East +12 87 £40,000 -20.00% 25
Northern Ireland -12 34 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Isle of Man 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 5,078 (49.34%) Agile Software Development
2 4,299 (41.77%) Azure
3 3,984 (38.71%) AWS
4 3,049 (29.62%) Python
5 2,976 (28.92%) Docker
6 2,669 (25.93%) Kubernetes
7 2,640 (25.65%) Java
8 2,278 (22.13%) Finance
9 2,243 (21.79%) Linux
10 2,202 (21.40%) JavaScript
11 2,076 (20.17%) SQL
12 1,996 (19.39%) .NET
13 1,980 (19.24%) C#
14 1,952 (18.97%) Terraform
15 1,855 (18.02%) Ansible
16 1,774 (17.24%) Microservices
17 1,758 (17.08%) Git (software)
18 1,752 (17.02%) Jenkins
19 1,737 (16.88%) Software Engineering
20 1,490 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
21 1,481 (14.39%) Microsoft
22 1,428 (13.87%) Scrum
23 1,405 (13.65%) TDD
24 1,368 (13.29%) Test Automation
25 1,350 (13.12%) SQL Server
26 1,276 (12.40%) GCP
27 1,133 (11.01%) Windows
28 1,128 (10.96%) AngularJS
29 1,032 (10.03%) Node.js
30 1,022 (9.93%) PowerShell

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
1 454 (4.41%) Confluence
2 299 (2.91%) Apache
3 280 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
4 262 (2.55%) Apache Spark
5 217 (2.11%) IIS
6 146 (1.42%) CMS
7 132 (1.28%) SharePoint
8 125 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 110 (1.07%) OpenStack
10 77 (0.75%) nginx
11 69 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 64 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 46 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
14 42 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 40 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 38 (0.37%) JBoss
17 35 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
18 30 (0.29%) Apache Solr
19 29 (0.28%) MS Exchange
19 29 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 95 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 15 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.068%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.068%) InVision
8 6 (0.058%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.058%) Sketch
9 5 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.029%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.029%) Gliffy
11 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.019%) Mingle
11 2 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.010%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.010%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 60 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.34%) Magento
3 27 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 27 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 24 (0.23%) R3 Corda
5 18 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.087%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.078%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
11 5 (0.049%) HFM
11 5 (0.049%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 5 (0.049%) Northgate Housing
11 5 (0.049%) Oracle FAH
12 4 (0.039%) assyst
12 4 (0.039%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 3 (0.029%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 4,299 (41.77%) Azure
2 3,984 (38.71%) AWS
3 1,276 (12.40%) GCP
4 853 (8.29%) Serverless
5 741 (7.20%) SaaS
6 543 (5.28%) PaaS
7 457 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 433 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
9 423 (4.11%) IaaS
10 387 (3.76%) GitHub
11 296 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
12 290 (2.82%) Power Platform
13 267 (2.59%) Office 365
14 263 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
15 236 (2.29%) OpenShift
16 234 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
17 233 (2.26%) Amazon S3
18 148 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 137 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 133 (1.29%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 330 (3.21%) Firewall
2 238 (2.31%) DNS
3 174 (1.69%) Internet
4 154 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 150 (1.46%) VPN
6 135 (1.31%) Network Security
7 128 (1.24%) HTTP
8 97 (0.94%) WAN
9 91 (0.88%) DHCP
10 79 (0.77%) SAN
11 71 (0.69%) LAN
12 70 (0.68%) BGP
13 49 (0.48%) Wireless
14 47 (0.46%) SSL
15 42 (0.41%) OSPF
16 41 (0.40%) FTP
17 38 (0.37%) MPLS
18 34 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (0.33%) SNMP
18 34 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,350 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 672 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 552 (5.36%) MySQL
4 530 (5.15%) Big Data
5 389 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
6 388 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 295 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 290 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 261 (2.54%) Power BI
10 257 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 225 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 200 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
13 185 (1.80%) Redis
14 182 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 181 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
16 145 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 139 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
18 136 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
19 135 (1.31%) Data Lake
19 135 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,758 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 1,752 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 843 (8.19%) JIRA
4 508 (4.94%) Selenium
5 371 (3.60%) GitLab
6 337 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 332 (3.23%) TeamCity
8 312 (3.03%) Visual Studio
9 307 (2.98%) Cucumber
10 294 (2.86%) Maven
11 261 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 225 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 216 (2.10%) Bitbucket
14 202 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
15 196 (1.90%) SpecFlow
16 166 (1.61%) JUnit
17 158 (1.54%) JMeter
18 142 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
19 126 (1.22%) Artifactory
20 124 (1.20%) SonarQube
General
1 2,278 (22.13%) Finance
2 726 (7.05%) Banking
3 441 (4.28%) Retail
4 211 (2.05%) Public Sector
5 199 (1.93%) Games
6 177 (1.72%) Law
7 175 (1.70%) Marketing
8 165 (1.60%) Front Office
9 162 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 137 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 107 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 107 (1.04%) Legal
12 104 (1.01%) Back Office
13 69 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 59 (0.57%) Advertising
15 45 (0.44%) Electronics
16 40 (0.39%) Publishing
17 37 (0.36%) Automotive
18 35 (0.34%) Billing
19 34 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,803 (27.23%) Developer
2 2,432 (23.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 733 (7.12%) Software Engineer
4 727 (7.06%) Architect
5 667 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
6 657 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 565 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 545 (5.30%) .NET Developer
9 530 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 459 (4.46%) AWS DevOps
11 413 (4.01%) Software Developer
12 395 (3.84%) Senior DevOps
13 390 (3.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 375 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
15 337 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 333 (3.24%) C# Developer
17 296 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 284 (2.76%) Java Engineer
19 283 (2.75%) Python Engineer
20 262 (2.55%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,996 (19.39%) .NET
2 1,128 (10.96%) AngularJS
3 1,032 (10.03%) Node.js
4 1,009 (9.80%) React
5 968 (9.41%) Web Services
6 964 (9.37%) CSS
7 959 (9.32%) HTML
8 692 (6.72%) REST
9 674 (6.55%) .NET Core
10 635 (6.17%) ASP.NET
11 604 (5.87%) Spring
12 507 (4.93%) .NET Framework
13 506 (4.92%) RESTful
14 406 (3.94%) Kafka
15 376 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 376 (3.65%) HTML5
16 347 (3.37%) Spring Boot
17 312 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
18 298 (2.90%) Vue.js
19 292 (2.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 583 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 540 (5.25%) Public Cloud
3 486 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
4 434 (4.22%) Cloud Native
5 396 (3.85%) User Experience
6 265 (2.57%) Data Centre
6 265 (2.57%) Mobile App
7 239 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
8 235 (2.28%) Hedge funds
9 174 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 169 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 167 (1.62%) Derivative
12 154 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 143 (1.39%) Fixed Income
14 130 (1.26%) Equities
14 130 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
15 117 (1.14%) Data Structures
16 114 (1.11%) Private Cloud
17 97 (0.94%) Algorithms
18 93 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,243 (21.79%) Linux
2 1,133 (11.01%) Windows
3 435 (4.23%) Unix
4 333 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 218 (2.12%) CentOS
6 193 (1.88%) Android
7 190 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 181 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 113 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 92 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 81 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
12 75 (0.73%) Debian
13 56 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 43 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.41%) VMS
16 35 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
17 31 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 22 (0.21%) CoreOS
19 21 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
20 20 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,078 (49.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,774 (17.24%) Microservices
3 1,737 (16.88%) Software Engineering
4 1,490 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
5 1,428 (13.87%) Scrum
6 1,405 (13.65%) TDD
7 1,368 (13.29%) Test Automation
8 942 (9.15%) Infrastructure as Code
9 930 (9.04%) Mentoring
10 898 (8.73%) Fintech
11 823 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
12 807 (7.84%) Configuration Management
13 778 (7.56%) BDD
14 698 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
15 694 (6.74%) Analytics
16 691 (6.71%) SDLC
17 649 (6.31%) MVC
18 634 (6.16%) Open Source
19 567 (5.51%) OO
20 552 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,049 (29.62%) Python
2 2,640 (25.65%) Java
3 2,202 (21.40%) JavaScript
4 2,076 (20.17%) SQL
5 1,980 (19.24%) C#
6 1,022 (9.93%) PowerShell
7 927 (9.01%) Bash Shell
8 594 (5.77%) Ruby
9 548 (5.32%) Go
10 428 (4.16%) TypeScript
11 402 (3.91%) PHP
12 382 (3.71%) Scala
13 379 (3.68%) C++
14 249 (2.42%) Perl
15 246 (2.39%) Java 8
16 242 (2.35%) T-SQL
17 238 (2.31%) C
18 203 (1.97%) Shell Script
19 186 (1.81%) Kotlin
20 169 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 812 (7.89%) Degree
2 418 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 299 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 276 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 181 (1.76%) AWS Certification
6 151 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 90 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 69 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (0.62%) ISEB
11 63 (0.61%) CISSP
12 50 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (0.41%) Master's Degree
14 32 (0.31%) CCNA
15 28 (0.27%) CCNP
16 26 (0.25%) PMI Certification
17 24 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
17 24 (0.23%) PhD
18 21 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
19 20 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 640 (6.22%) QA
2 107 (1.04%) SLA
3 103 (1.00%) GDPR
4 90 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 47 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.41%) NIST
8 19 (0.18%) NIST 800
9 16 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.13%) COBIT
11 13 (0.13%) PMO
12 11 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (0.11%) NCSC
13 8 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
13 8 (0.078%) GxP
14 7 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.068%) HL7
14 7 (0.068%) PMBOK
15 6 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,976 (28.92%) Docker
2 309 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 244 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 79 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 54 (0.52%) vSphere
7 36 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 34 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 25 (0.24%) KVM
11 24 (0.23%) XenApp
12 20 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 18 (0.17%) HDFS
14 16 (0.16%) Kamailio
14 16 (0.16%) vCloud
15 15 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.12%) Xen
17 11 (0.11%) oVirt
18 10 (0.097%) iptables
18 10 (0.097%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2,669 (25.93%) Kubernetes
2 1,952 (18.97%) Terraform
3 1,855 (18.02%) Ansible
4 971 (9.43%) Puppet
5 761 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
6 208 (2.02%) Grafana
7 187 (1.82%) Prometheus
8 182 (1.77%) Packer
9 103 (1.00%) Nagios
10 99 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
11 96 (0.93%) Kibana
12 83 (0.81%) SCCM
13 69 (0.67%) Salt
14 66 (0.64%) Mesos
15 56 (0.54%) Rancher
16 51 (0.50%) Consul
16 51 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
17 47 (0.46%) Marathon
18 46 (0.45%) ZABBIX
19 39 (0.38%) Istio
Vendors
1 1,481 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 801 (7.78%) Google
3 602 (5.85%) Oracle
4 405 (3.94%) VMware
5 252 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 184 (1.79%) Splunk
7 166 (1.61%) Cisco
7 166 (1.61%) IBM
8 163 (1.58%) Atlassian
9 121 (1.18%) Tableau
10 92 (0.89%) HP
11 88 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 85 (0.83%) SAP
13 83 (0.81%) Xamarin
14 70 (0.68%) SaltStack
15 67 (0.65%) ServiceNow
16 64 (0.62%) Sitecore
17 62 (0.60%) Citrix
18 61 (0.59%) F5
19 49 (0.48%) New Relic