Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 55 92
Rank change year-on-year +27 +37 +89
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 12,946 8,899 6,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.29% 5.16% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.03% 5.70% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10,268 7,201 5,373
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.50% +5.26% -

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 161,231 156,030 184,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,643 128,474 152,913
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,128 £27,854 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +24 12,220 £62,500 +4.17% 1,730
London +4 6,663 £70,000 +7.69% 942
UK excluding London +36 6,085 £54,250 +8.50% 864
North of England +25 1,899 £52,500 +5.00% 300
South East +21 1,568 £55,000 +4.76% 211
North West +23 1,074 £54,250 +8.50% 165
East of England +44 793 £60,000 +9.09% 103
Yorkshire +35 720 £52,500 +10.53% 113
South West +49 665 £50,000 +17.65% 86
Midlands +62 616 £55,000 +10.00% 88
Scotland +42 401 £50,000 +1.01% 46
East Midlands +43 354 £55,000 +10.00% 42
West Midlands +54 261 £57,500 +15.00% 46
Wales +38 141 £42,500 -15.00% 18
North East +4 105 £46,000 +31.43% 22
Northern Ireland +19 18 £42,500 -22.73% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 6,805 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5,901 (45.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5,282 (40.80%) Linux
4 4,151 (32.06%) Python
5 4,005 (30.94%) Java
6 3,652 (28.21%) Docker
7 3,512 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 3,404 (26.29%) Jenkins
9 3,382 (26.12%) Continuous Integration
10 3,343 (25.82%) Ansible
11 3,243 (25.05%) Puppet
12 2,766 (21.37%) Opscode Chef
13 2,707 (20.91%) Finance
14 2,464 (19.03%) JavaScript
15 2,395 (18.50%) Windows
16 2,304 (17.80%) SQL
17 2,218 (17.13%) Scrum
18 2,216 (17.12%) Software Engineering
19 2,136 (16.50%) Git (software)
20 2,123 (16.40%) Microservices
21 2,105 (16.26%) TDD
22 2,072 (16.00%) C#
23 2,016 (15.57%) Configuration Management
24 2,007 (15.50%) .NET
25 1,860 (14.37%) Kubernetes
26 1,765 (13.63%) Ruby
27 1,744 (13.47%) Bash Shell
28 1,714 (13.24%) Web Services
29 1,633 (12.61%) Test Automation
30 1,631 (12.60%) 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
1 683 (5.28%) Apache
2 672 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
3 526 (4.06%) Confluence
4 487 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 444 (3.43%) OpenStack
6 431 (3.33%) Apache Spark
7 410 (3.17%) nginx
8 367 (2.83%) IIS
9 245 (1.89%) CMS
10 220 (1.70%) SharePoint
11 205 (1.58%) WebSphere
12 202 (1.56%) JBoss
13 149 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 147 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
15 107 (0.83%) WebLogic
16 106 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 79 (0.61%) Mule
18 77 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
19 73 (0.56%) EPiServer
20 70 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 57 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.093%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.085%) HipChat
9 7 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.054%) GIMP
10 2 (0.015%) Mingle
10 2 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.008%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.008%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.008%) Blender
11 1 (0.008%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.008%) InDesign
11 1 (0.008%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.008%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 86 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
3 61 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 43 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
5 35 (0.27%) Magento
6 32 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
6 32 (0.25%) Front Arena
6 32 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 25 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 23 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 18 (0.14%) MetaTrader
10 14 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.077%) Adobe Campaign
12 10 (0.077%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
14 8 (0.062%) Bloomberg AIM
14 8 (0.062%) Documaker
14 8 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
14 8 (0.062%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 5,901 (45.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3,512 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 879 (6.79%) SaaS
4 826 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 706 (5.45%) PaaS
6 673 (5.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 672 (5.19%) IaaS
8 577 (4.46%) GitHub
9 567 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
10 415 (3.21%) Amazon S3
11 375 (2.90%) Serverless
12 370 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
13 295 (2.28%) OpenShift
14 239 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 218 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
16 201 (1.55%) Office 365
17 183 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 171 (1.32%) npm
19 138 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 137 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 607 (4.69%) DNS
2 558 (4.31%) Firewall
3 472 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 310 (2.39%) HTTP
5 298 (2.30%) VPN
6 290 (2.24%) Internet
7 239 (1.85%) DHCP
8 192 (1.48%) SSL
9 162 (1.25%) Network Security
10 147 (1.14%) WAN
11 132 (1.02%) LAN
12 126 (0.97%) SAN
13 66 (0.51%) SMS
14 57 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
15 55 (0.42%) SSH
16 53 (0.41%) MPLS
17 52 (0.40%) IPsec
17 52 (0.40%) SMTP
17 52 (0.40%) SNMP
18 51 (0.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,266 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 1,132 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 1,108 (8.56%) MySQL
4 955 (7.38%) Big Data
5 876 (6.77%) MongoDB
6 630 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
7 554 (4.28%) Hadoop
8 547 (4.23%) Relational Database
9 465 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 327 (2.53%) Redis
11 258 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
12 218 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 196 (1.51%) Blockchain
14 179 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 146 (1.13%) Apache Hive
16 141 (1.09%) Oracle Database
17 135 (1.04%) Neo4j
18 128 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 126 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
19 126 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3,404 (26.29%) Jenkins
2 2,136 (16.50%) Git (software)
3 1,146 (8.85%) JIRA
4 988 (7.63%) TeamCity
5 799 (6.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 755 (5.83%) Maven
7 693 (5.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 652 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 616 (4.76%) Selenium
10 491 (3.79%) Subversion
11 408 (3.15%) Vagrant
12 347 (2.68%) Visual Studio
13 340 (2.63%) Cucumber
14 318 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
15 298 (2.30%) Gradle
16 280 (2.16%) Bitbucket
17 260 (2.01%) JUnit
18 255 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
19 237 (1.83%) MSBuild
20 209 (1.61%) gulp
General
1 2,707 (20.91%) Finance
2 838 (6.47%) Retail
3 756 (5.84%) Banking
4 408 (3.15%) Games
5 346 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 334 (2.58%) Marketing
7 213 (1.65%) Advertising
8 200 (1.54%) Law
9 144 (1.11%) Front Office
10 141 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 134 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 118 (0.91%) Publishing
13 113 (0.87%) Electronics
14 97 (0.75%) Legal
15 79 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 78 (0.60%) Back Office
17 47 (0.36%) Automotive
18 31 (0.24%) Retail Banking
19 29 (0.22%) Billing
20 26 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,910 (30.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,892 (22.34%) Developer
3 963 (7.44%) Architect
4 882 (6.81%) Java Developer
5 870 (6.72%) AWS DevOps
6 845 (6.53%) AWS Engineer
7 787 (6.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 766 (5.92%) Linux Engineer
9 691 (5.34%) Senior DevOps
10 686 (5.30%) Senior Developer
11 681 (5.26%) Software Engineer
12 650 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
13 649 (5.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 613 (4.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 582 (4.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 560 (4.33%) Consultant
17 489 (3.78%) .NET Developer
18 456 (3.52%) Java Engineer
19 417 (3.22%) Lead DevOps
20 403 (3.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,007 (15.50%) .NET
2 1,714 (13.24%) Web Services
3 1,290 (9.96%) HTML
4 1,203 (9.29%) AngularJS
5 1,151 (8.89%) Node.js
6 1,076 (8.31%) CSS
7 986 (7.62%) REST
8 939 (7.25%) Spring
9 921 (7.11%) RESTful
10 909 (7.02%) React
11 647 (5.00%) ASP.NET
12 571 (4.41%) HTML5
13 444 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 433 (3.34%) JSON
15 413 (3.19%) XML
16 404 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
17 401 (3.10%) jQuery
17 401 (3.10%) LAMP
18 388 (3.00%) Kafka
19 379 (2.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 745 (5.75%) Computer Science
2 711 (5.49%) Fintech
3 617 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 596 (4.60%) Public Cloud
5 578 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
6 553 (4.27%) User Experience
7 544 (4.20%) Data Centre
8 355 (2.74%) Mobile App
9 318 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
10 310 (2.39%) Private Cloud
11 306 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
12 275 (2.12%) Management Information System
13 245 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
14 154 (1.19%) Clustering
15 150 (1.16%) Algorithms
16 146 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
17 139 (1.07%) Hedge funds
18 124 (0.96%) Cloud Native
19 118 (0.91%) Data Structures
20 107 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5,282 (40.80%) Linux
2 2,395 (18.50%) Windows
3 1,110 (8.57%) Unix
4 677 (5.23%) Windows Server
5 559 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 513 (3.96%) CentOS
7 316 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 277 (2.14%) Android
9 246 (1.90%) Apple iOS
10 179 (1.38%) Debian
11 148 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 114 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 86 (0.66%) CoreOS
14 85 (0.66%) Solaris
15 75 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 56 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 54 (0.42%) VMS
18 33 (0.25%) AIX
18 33 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
18 33 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,805 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3,382 (26.12%) Continuous Integration
3 2,218 (17.13%) Scrum
4 2,216 (17.12%) Software Engineering
5 2,123 (16.40%) Microservices
6 2,105 (16.26%) TDD
7 2,016 (15.57%) Configuration Management
8 1,633 (12.61%) Test Automation
9 1,522 (11.76%) Open Source
10 1,337 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,261 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
12 1,132 (8.74%) BDD
13 1,010 (7.80%) MVC
14 981 (7.58%) E-Commerce
15 850 (6.57%) Mentoring
16 832 (6.43%) SDLC
17 735 (5.68%) ITIL
18 675 (5.21%) Analytics
19 663 (5.12%) Kanban
20 659 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4,151 (32.06%) Python
2 4,005 (30.94%) Java
3 2,464 (19.03%) JavaScript
4 2,304 (17.80%) SQL
5 2,072 (16.00%) C#
6 1,765 (13.63%) Ruby
7 1,744 (13.47%) Bash Shell
8 1,521 (11.75%) PowerShell
9 936 (7.23%) PHP
10 796 (6.15%) Perl
11 619 (4.78%) Scala
12 563 (4.35%) C++
13 550 (4.25%) Java 8
14 506 (3.91%) Shell Script
15 472 (3.65%) Go
16 338 (2.61%) C
17 213 (1.65%) Groovy
18 208 (1.61%) T-SQL
19 178 (1.37%) ES6
20 146 (1.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1,226 (9.47%) Degree
2 455 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 356 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 305 (2.36%) AWS Certification
5 252 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 212 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 152 (1.17%) MCSE
8 124 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 124 (0.96%) Master's Degree
9 95 (0.73%) MCSA
10 89 (0.69%) CISSP
11 85 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 76 (0.59%) ISTQB
13 64 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
14 62 (0.48%) CISM
15 56 (0.43%) CEH
15 56 (0.43%) MCITP
16 53 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
17 52 (0.40%) ISEB
17 52 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 832 (6.43%) QA
2 338 (2.61%) GCP
3 157 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 155 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 120 (0.93%) SLA
6 61 (0.47%) GDPR
7 36 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 26 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 24 (0.19%) PSD2
10 21 (0.16%) COBIT
10 21 (0.16%) PMO
11 19 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 18 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (0.070%) ISO 14001
14 9 (0.070%) PA-DSS
15 7 (0.054%) HIPAA
16 6 (0.046%) HL7
16 6 (0.046%) SEPA
System Software
1 3,652 (28.21%) Docker
2 647 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 468 (3.62%) Active Directory
4 238 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 234 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 140 (1.08%) vSphere
7 119 (0.92%) Xen
8 98 (0.76%) KVM
9 96 (0.74%) VirtualBox
10 91 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 58 (0.45%) HDFS
12 56 (0.43%) LXC
13 51 (0.39%) Apache Flume
14 47 (0.36%) VMware NSX
15 42 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 41 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
17 33 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
18 27 (0.21%) Ceph
18 27 (0.21%) Varnish
18 27 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3,343 (25.82%) Ansible
2 3,243 (25.05%) Puppet
3 2,766 (21.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1,860 (14.37%) Kubernetes
5 1,610 (12.44%) Terraform
6 453 (3.50%) Nagios
7 319 (2.46%) Packer
8 279 (2.16%) Salt
9 229 (1.77%) Kibana
10 199 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
11 160 (1.24%) Consul
12 144 (1.11%) logstash
13 140 (1.08%) Prometheus
14 135 (1.04%) ZABBIX
15 103 (0.80%) HAProxy
16 99 (0.76%) Mesos
17 97 (0.75%) Graphite
18 92 (0.71%) Grafana
19 89 (0.69%) Rundeck
20 79 (0.61%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,631 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 1,111 (8.58%) VMware
3 1,069 (8.26%) Google
4 896 (6.92%) Oracle
5 628 (4.85%) Red Hat
6 496 (3.83%) Splunk
7 287 (2.22%) IBM
8 283 (2.19%) SAP
9 259 (2.00%) Cisco
10 241 (1.86%) Atlassian
11 238 (1.84%) New Relic
12 215 (1.66%) AppDynamics
13 186 (1.44%) WorldPay
14 168 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
15 151 (1.17%) SaltStack
16 134 (1.04%) Citrix
17 122 (0.94%) ServiceNow
18 114 (0.88%) Sitecore
19 113 (0.87%) hybris
20 96 (0.74%) RedGate