Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 61 110
Rank change year-on-year +29 +49 +100
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 11,308 8,126 5,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.48% 4.62% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 5.16% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9,111 6,703 4,775
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 £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%

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 156,865 157,457 184,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126,280 130,141 152,691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,533 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.02% +2.17% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +27 10,679 £62,500 +4.17% 1,893
London +9 6,094 £70,000 +7.69% 983
UK excluding London +34 5,005 £52,500 +5.00% 1,012
North of England +30 1,556 £51,500 +8.42% 294
South East +29 1,413 £55,000 +10.00% 234
North West +34 939 £50,000 - 181
East of England +27 547 £60,000 +9.09% 137
Yorkshire +21 542 £52,500 +10.53% 103
Midlands +23 530 £55,000 +4.76% 130
South West +42 529 £50,000 +11.11% 115
Scotland +30 319 £51,500 +17.05% 70
East Midlands +15 285 £55,000 +10.00% 71
West Midlands +30 245 £55,000 - 58
Wales +17 97 £42,500 - 22
North East +5 75 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Northern Ireland +5 29 £40,000 +12.68% 9
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5,877 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 4,687 (41.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4,678 (41.37%) Linux
4 3,535 (31.26%) Python
5 3,421 (30.25%) Java
6 3,076 (27.20%) Puppet
7 2,991 (26.45%) Docker
8 2,906 (25.70%) Ansible
9 2,876 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
10 2,801 (24.77%) Jenkins
11 2,590 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
12 2,523 (22.31%) Opscode Chef
13 2,472 (21.86%) Finance
14 2,156 (19.07%) JavaScript
15 1,941 (17.16%) Scrum
16 1,938 (17.14%) SQL
17 1,890 (16.71%) Windows
18 1,874 (16.57%) Configuration Management
19 1,859 (16.44%) TDD
20 1,792 (15.85%) .NET
21 1,778 (15.72%) Git (software)
22 1,767 (15.63%) Software Engineering
23 1,684 (14.89%) C#
24 1,643 (14.53%) Microservices
25 1,612 (14.26%) Ruby
26 1,527 (13.50%) Bash Shell
27 1,452 (12.84%) Kubernetes
28 1,376 (12.17%) Microsoft
29 1,344 (11.89%) Open Source
30 1,339 (11.84%) Test Automation

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
1 697 (6.16%) Apache
2 592 (5.24%) Elasticsearch
3 515 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 442 (3.91%) Tomcat
5 436 (3.86%) nginx
6 412 (3.64%) Confluence
7 383 (3.39%) Apache Spark
8 378 (3.34%) IIS
9 225 (1.99%) SharePoint
10 211 (1.87%) CMS
11 172 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 164 (1.45%) WebSphere
13 141 (1.25%) JBoss
14 112 (0.99%) Apache Solr
15 94 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 83 (0.73%) MS Exchange
17 81 (0.72%) WebLogic
18 68 (0.60%) CloudStack
19 58 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
20 55 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 62 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.088%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.071%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.062%) HipChat
9 5 (0.044%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.035%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.027%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.018%) GIMP
12 2 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.009%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.009%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.009%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 99 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 51 (0.45%) Magento
4 25 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 22 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 15 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 14 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 14 (0.12%) MultiChain
10 11 (0.097%) MetaTrader
11 10 (0.088%) Eloqua
12 9 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.071%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
14 7 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
14 7 (0.062%) Workday HCM
15 5 (0.044%) BASE24
16 4 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
16 4 (0.035%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4,687 (41.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2,590 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 754 (6.67%) SaaS
4 542 (4.79%) PaaS
5 530 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 515 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 480 (4.24%) GitHub
8 458 (4.05%) IaaS
9 433 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
10 263 (2.33%) Serverless
11 256 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
12 255 (2.26%) Amazon S3
13 217 (1.92%) Office 365
14 208 (1.84%) OpenShift
15 160 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 160 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
16 149 (1.32%) npm
17 125 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 103 (0.91%) Route 53
19 98 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 553 (4.89%) Firewall
2 398 (3.52%) DNS
3 340 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 281 (2.48%) VPN
5 245 (2.17%) HTTP
6 243 (2.15%) Internet
7 181 (1.60%) DHCP
8 167 (1.48%) SSL
9 112 (0.99%) WAN
10 102 (0.90%) LAN
11 101 (0.89%) Network Security
12 90 (0.80%) SAN
13 68 (0.60%) VLAN
14 58 (0.51%) IPsec
15 55 (0.49%) VoIP
16 53 (0.47%) SMTP
17 50 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
18 48 (0.42%) BGP
18 48 (0.42%) SNMP
19 46 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,261 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 1,077 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1,050 (9.29%) NoSQL
4 868 (7.68%) Big Data
5 857 (7.58%) MongoDB
6 485 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 473 (4.18%) Hadoop
8 464 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
9 361 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 320 (2.83%) Redis
11 214 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
12 196 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 182 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 174 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 152 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 145 (1.28%) Blockchain
17 115 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
18 111 (0.98%) Apache Hive
19 95 (0.84%) Oracle Database
20 85 (0.75%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2,801 (24.77%) Jenkins
2 1,778 (15.72%) Git (software)
3 952 (8.42%) JIRA
4 912 (8.07%) TeamCity
5 707 (6.25%) Maven
6 673 (5.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 593 (5.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 490 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 478 (4.23%) Selenium
10 376 (3.33%) Subversion
11 339 (3.00%) Vagrant
12 283 (2.50%) MSBuild
13 282 (2.49%) Visual Studio
14 281 (2.48%) Gradle
15 273 (2.41%) Cucumber
16 240 (2.12%) Bitbucket
17 232 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
18 212 (1.87%) Hudson
19 195 (1.72%) gulp
20 159 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 2,472 (21.86%) Finance
2 891 (7.88%) Banking
3 677 (5.99%) Retail
4 322 (2.85%) Games
5 303 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 293 (2.59%) Marketing
7 231 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 173 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 170 (1.50%) Retail Banking
10 149 (1.32%) Advertising
11 138 (1.22%) Legal
12 132 (1.17%) Law
13 130 (1.15%) Publishing
14 121 (1.07%) Electronics
15 95 (0.84%) Front Office
16 73 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 64 (0.57%) Automotive
18 50 (0.44%) Back Office
19 24 (0.21%) Military
20 23 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,519 (31.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,429 (21.48%) Developer
3 848 (7.50%) Architect
4 797 (7.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 763 (6.75%) AWS DevOps
6 723 (6.39%) AWS Engineer
7 709 (6.27%) Linux Engineer
8 705 (6.23%) Java Developer
9 621 (5.49%) Senior Developer
10 614 (5.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 575 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
12 570 (5.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 537 (4.75%) Software Engineer
14 488 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
15 467 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 465 (4.11%) Consultant
17 446 (3.94%) .NET Developer
18 426 (3.77%) Administrator
19 385 (3.40%) Lead DevOps
20 361 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,792 (15.85%) .NET
2 1,314 (11.62%) Web Services
3 1,155 (10.21%) HTML
4 1,033 (9.14%) Node.js
5 985 (8.71%) CSS
6 972 (8.60%) AngularJS
7 804 (7.11%) Spring
8 793 (7.01%) RESTful
9 789 (6.98%) REST
10 699 (6.18%) React
11 619 (5.47%) ASP.NET
12 519 (4.59%) HTML5
13 387 (3.42%) JSON
14 385 (3.40%) jQuery
14 385 (3.40%) LAMP
15 357 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 345 (3.05%) XML
17 344 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 340 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
19 323 (2.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 683 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 617 (5.46%) Fintech
3 568 (5.02%) Data Centre
4 546 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
5 543 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 461 (4.08%) Public Cloud
7 456 (4.03%) User Experience
8 270 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 248 (2.19%) Private Cloud
10 226 (2.00%) Management Information System
11 223 (1.97%) Mobile App
12 191 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
13 170 (1.50%) Clustering
14 167 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
15 120 (1.06%) Algorithms
16 111 (0.98%) Online Banking
17 101 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 94 (0.83%) Cloud Native
19 81 (0.72%) Robotics
20 79 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4,678 (41.37%) Linux
2 1,890 (16.71%) Windows
3 1,107 (9.79%) Unix
4 602 (5.32%) CentOS
5 598 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 591 (5.23%) Windows Server
7 358 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 215 (1.90%) Android
9 207 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 180 (1.59%) Debian
11 140 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 93 (0.82%) Solaris
13 84 (0.74%) CoreOS
14 81 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (0.41%) Windows 10
16 39 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.27%) Windows 7
18 30 (0.27%) AIX
19 27 (0.24%) VMS
20 22 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,877 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,876 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
3 1,941 (17.16%) Scrum
4 1,874 (16.57%) Configuration Management
5 1,859 (16.44%) TDD
6 1,767 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 1,643 (14.53%) Microservices
8 1,344 (11.89%) Open Source
9 1,339 (11.84%) Test Automation
10 1,212 (10.72%) Continuous Delivery
11 988 (8.74%) BDD
12 900 (7.96%) E-Commerce
13 833 (7.37%) MVC
14 774 (6.84%) Mentoring
15 761 (6.73%) SDLC
16 664 (5.87%) Migration
17 602 (5.32%) ITIL
18 587 (5.19%) OO
19 582 (5.15%) Analytics
20 569 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,535 (31.26%) Python
2 3,421 (30.25%) Java
3 2,156 (19.07%) JavaScript
4 1,938 (17.14%) SQL
5 1,684 (14.89%) C#
6 1,612 (14.26%) Ruby
7 1,527 (13.50%) Bash Shell
8 1,231 (10.89%) PowerShell
9 968 (8.56%) PHP
10 852 (7.53%) Perl
11 505 (4.47%) Scala
12 502 (4.44%) Go
13 483 (4.27%) C++
14 464 (4.10%) Shell Script
15 311 (2.75%) C
16 219 (1.94%) Groovy
17 179 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 131 (1.16%) TypeScript
19 129 (1.14%) ES6
20 92 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 998 (8.83%) Degree
2 376 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 301 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 185 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 173 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 142 (1.26%) AWS Certification
7 99 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 93 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 90 (0.80%) MCSE
10 75 (0.66%) ISTQB
11 61 (0.54%) CISSP
12 60 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 54 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 50 (0.44%) ISEB
14 50 (0.44%) MCSA
15 49 (0.43%) CISM
16 48 (0.42%) CEH
17 40 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
18 38 (0.34%) CCNA
18 38 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 719 (6.36%) QA
2 166 (1.47%) GCP
3 142 (1.26%) SLA
4 124 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 114 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.29%) GDPR
7 27 (0.24%) COBIT
8 26 (0.23%) PMO
9 23 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
12 13 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 12 (0.11%) PSD2
14 10 (0.088%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.071%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 7 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.062%) HL7
17 6 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 6 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,991 (26.45%) Docker
2 551 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 316 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 206 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 175 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 133 (1.18%) vSphere
7 113 (1.00%) Xen
8 91 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 81 (0.72%) KVM
10 69 (0.61%) VirtualBox
11 68 (0.60%) LXC
12 42 (0.37%) Varnish
13 37 (0.33%) NFS
14 36 (0.32%) XenServer
15 34 (0.30%) HDFS
16 33 (0.29%) VMware NSX
17 28 (0.25%) iptables
18 25 (0.22%) Apache Flume
18 25 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 21 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3,076 (27.20%) Puppet
2 2,906 (25.70%) Ansible
3 2,523 (22.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1,452 (12.84%) Kubernetes
5 1,183 (10.46%) Terraform
6 399 (3.53%) Nagios
7 290 (2.56%) Packer
8 222 (1.96%) Salt
9 178 (1.57%) Kibana
10 154 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
11 150 (1.33%) ZABBIX
12 118 (1.04%) logstash
13 110 (0.97%) Mesos
14 109 (0.96%) Consul
15 98 (0.87%) HAProxy
16 90 (0.80%) Grafana
16 90 (0.80%) Prometheus
17 77 (0.68%) Cobbler
18 71 (0.63%) SCCM
19 69 (0.61%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1,376 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 980 (8.67%) VMware
3 769 (6.80%) Google
4 761 (6.73%) Oracle
5 737 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 296 (2.62%) Splunk
7 271 (2.40%) SAP
8 217 (1.92%) Cisco
9 206 (1.82%) IBM
10 198 (1.75%) Atlassian
11 193 (1.71%) New Relic
12 162 (1.43%) SaltStack
13 122 (1.08%) AppDynamics
13 122 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
14 99 (0.88%) RedGate
15 85 (0.75%) ServiceNow
16 84 (0.74%) WorldPay
17 82 (0.73%) Citrix
17 82 (0.73%) Sitecore
18 81 (0.72%) HP