Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +26
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,203 13,648 12,635
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.16% 9.15% 7.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.14% 9.92% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11,027 11,281 10,453
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.31% +0.83%
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,243 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.38% +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 108,782 137,556 163,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.23% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86,195 108,320 133,208
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 £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 12,322 £63,000 -3.08% 2,110
UK excluding London +8 6,526 £54,243 -1.38% 1,312
London +5 6,427 £73,000 +0.69% 930
North of England +7 1,927 £52,500 - 395
South East +11 1,894 £57,500 - 306
North West +5 975 £54,486 -0.94% 230
Work from Home +6 890 £57,500 -14.81% 172
Midlands +23 854 £55,000 +4.76% 187
Yorkshire +6 842 £52,500 +5.00% 115
South West +20 755 £50,000 -4.76% 143
West Midlands +27 624 £55,000 +4.76% 120
East of England +9 434 £57,500 - 149
Scotland +11 403 £50,000 +5.26% 83
Wales +10 248 £50,000 - 46
East Midlands +15 229 £47,500 -13.64% 67
North East +15 110 £40,000 -20.00% 50
Northern Ireland -3 45 £45,250 -9.50% 4
Channel Islands +3 4 - -
Isle of Man -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6,718 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 5,323 (40.32%) Azure
3 5,061 (38.33%) AWS
4 3,755 (28.44%) Docker
5 3,601 (27.27%) Python
6 3,318 (25.13%) Java
7 3,239 (24.53%) Kubernetes
8 2,952 (22.36%) Linux
9 2,895 (21.93%) Finance
10 2,884 (21.84%) JavaScript
11 2,696 (20.42%) SQL
12 2,688 (20.36%) C#
13 2,653 (20.09%) .NET
14 2,433 (18.43%) Ansible
15 2,400 (18.18%) Terraform
16 2,217 (16.79%) Git (software)
17 2,169 (16.43%) Microservices
18 2,168 (16.42%) Software Engineering
19 2,142 (16.22%) Jenkins
20 2,050 (15.53%) Microsoft
21 2,047 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
22 1,925 (14.58%) Scrum
23 1,865 (14.13%) TDD
24 1,795 (13.60%) Test Automation
25 1,726 (13.07%) SQL Server
26 1,617 (12.25%) Windows
27 1,495 (11.32%) GCP
28 1,461 (11.07%) Puppet
29 1,431 (10.84%) AngularJS
30 1,389 (10.52%) 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
1 553 (4.19%) Confluence
2 351 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 337 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 307 (2.33%) Apache
5 287 (2.17%) IIS
6 230 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 181 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 179 (1.36%) CMS
9 153 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 132 (1.00%) nginx
11 104 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 87 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 72 (0.55%) JBoss
14 57 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 53 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
16 51 (0.39%) Umbraco
17 48 (0.36%) WebLogic
18 47 (0.36%) MS Exchange
19 46 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
19 46 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.25%) Chatbot
5 26 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.061%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.045%) Gliffy
12 5 (0.038%) InVision
13 3 (0.023%) Abaqus
13 3 (0.023%) Sketch
14 2 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.008%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.008%) Camtasia
15 1 (0.008%) HipChat
15 1 (0.008%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 97 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (0.33%) Magento
4 31 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.13%) R3 Corda
7 16 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 11 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.076%) HFM
9 10 (0.076%) Oracle FAH
10 9 (0.068%) Temenos T24
11 8 (0.061%) Elite 3E
11 8 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (0.061%) Sentinel
11 8 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 6 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 6 (0.045%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 5 (0.038%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 5 (0.038%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 5,323 (40.32%) Azure
2 5,061 (38.33%) AWS
3 1,495 (11.32%) GCP
4 854 (6.47%) Serverless
5 808 (6.12%) SaaS
6 733 (5.55%) PaaS
7 596 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 588 (4.45%) IaaS
9 492 (3.73%) GitHub
10 443 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
11 386 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
12 364 (2.76%) Office 365
13 353 (2.67%) Power Platform
14 326 (2.47%) OpenShift
15 304 (2.30%) Amazon S3
16 288 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
17 259 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
18 204 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 171 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
20 158 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 459 (3.48%) Firewall
2 379 (2.87%) DNS
3 256 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 229 (1.73%) Internet
5 200 (1.51%) HTTP
6 197 (1.49%) VPN
7 148 (1.12%) DHCP
8 137 (1.04%) Network Security
9 116 (0.88%) WAN
10 89 (0.67%) SAN
11 85 (0.64%) LAN
12 84 (0.64%) BGP
13 83 (0.63%) SSL
14 72 (0.55%) Wireless
15 54 (0.41%) OSPF
16 42 (0.32%) VLAN
17 41 (0.31%) FTP
18 40 (0.30%) SSH
19 38 (0.29%) VoIP
20 34 (0.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,726 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 860 (6.51%) NoSQL
3 677 (5.13%) Big Data
4 597 (4.52%) MySQL
5 442 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
6 437 (3.31%) MongoDB
7 433 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 354 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 332 (2.51%) Power BI
10 330 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
11 300 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
12 280 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 244 (1.85%) Redis
14 232 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
15 217 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 192 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 183 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
18 160 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
19 154 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 146 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,217 (16.79%) Git (software)
2 2,142 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 1,163 (8.81%) JIRA
4 672 (5.09%) Selenium
5 494 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 462 (3.50%) TeamCity
7 427 (3.23%) Maven
8 416 (3.15%) GitLab
9 391 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 371 (2.81%) Cucumber
11 362 (2.74%) Visual Studio
12 342 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 310 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 306 (2.32%) Bitbucket
15 239 (1.81%) JUnit
16 216 (1.64%) SpecFlow
17 194 (1.47%) JMeter
18 186 (1.41%) SonarQube
19 171 (1.30%) NUnit
20 167 (1.26%) Subversion
General
1 2,895 (21.93%) Finance
2 804 (6.09%) Banking
3 589 (4.46%) Retail
4 360 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 278 (2.11%) Marketing
6 218 (1.65%) Games
7 213 (1.61%) Front Office
8 185 (1.40%) Law
9 171 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 169 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 131 (0.99%) Legal
12 122 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 94 (0.71%) Manufacturing
14 74 (0.56%) Advertising
14 74 (0.56%) Automotive
15 71 (0.54%) Electronics
16 65 (0.49%) Back Office
17 60 (0.45%) Billing
18 49 (0.37%) Publishing
19 37 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,568 (27.02%) Developer
2 3,069 (23.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 952 (7.21%) Software Engineer
4 884 (6.70%) Architect
5 877 (6.64%) Senior Developer
6 801 (6.07%) AWS Engineer
7 732 (5.54%) .NET Developer
8 692 (5.24%) Java Developer
9 666 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
10 541 (4.10%) Software Developer
11 507 (3.84%) Senior DevOps
12 505 (3.82%) AWS DevOps
13 496 (3.76%) C# Developer
14 486 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
15 447 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 443 (3.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 384 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 377 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
19 363 (2.75%) Analyst
20 329 (2.49%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,653 (20.09%) .NET
2 1,431 (10.84%) AngularJS
3 1,352 (10.24%) CSS
4 1,313 (9.94%) Node.js
5 1,309 (9.91%) React
6 1,272 (9.63%) HTML
7 1,242 (9.41%) Web Services
8 934 (7.07%) REST
9 932 (7.06%) ASP.NET
10 882 (6.68%) .NET Core
11 792 (6.00%) Spring
12 725 (5.49%) RESTful
13 689 (5.22%) .NET Framework
14 565 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
15 528 (4.00%) Kafka
16 477 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 472 (3.57%) HTML5
18 452 (3.42%) Spring Boot
19 431 (3.26%) JSON
20 429 (3.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 726 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
2 725 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 677 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 511 (3.87%) User Experience
5 484 (3.67%) Cloud Native
6 371 (2.81%) Mobile App
7 369 (2.79%) Data Centre
8 328 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 257 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 216 (1.64%) Management Information System
11 205 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 195 (1.48%) Hedge funds
13 183 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 175 (1.33%) Fixed Income
15 168 (1.27%) Derivative
16 146 (1.11%) Private Cloud
17 139 (1.05%) Equities
18 138 (1.05%) Data Structures
19 135 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
20 124 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,952 (22.36%) Linux
2 1,617 (12.25%) Windows
3 619 (4.69%) Unix
4 481 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 297 (2.25%) CentOS
6 230 (1.74%) Android
7 224 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 217 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 147 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 145 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 113 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
12 89 (0.67%) Debian
13 80 (0.61%) Windows 10
14 60 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 57 (0.43%) VMS
16 43 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (0.26%) Mac OS
18 31 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
19 26 (0.20%) Solaris
20 23 (0.17%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,718 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2,169 (16.43%) Microservices
3 2,168 (16.42%) Software Engineering
4 2,047 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1,925 (14.58%) Scrum
6 1,865 (14.13%) TDD
7 1,795 (13.60%) Test Automation
8 1,196 (9.06%) Mentoring
9 1,159 (8.78%) Infrastructure as Code
10 1,088 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
11 1,066 (8.07%) Configuration Management
12 1,041 (7.88%) BDD
13 982 (7.44%) Fintech
14 980 (7.42%) MVC
15 964 (7.30%) SDLC
16 951 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
17 892 (6.76%) Open Source
18 839 (6.35%) Analytics
19 778 (5.89%) OO
20 751 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,601 (27.27%) Python
2 3,318 (25.13%) Java
3 2,884 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 2,696 (20.42%) SQL
5 2,688 (20.36%) C#
6 1,389 (10.52%) PowerShell
7 1,240 (9.39%) Bash Shell
8 846 (6.41%) Ruby
9 637 (4.82%) Go
10 602 (4.56%) PHP
11 500 (3.79%) C++
12 450 (3.41%) TypeScript
13 438 (3.32%) Scala
14 391 (2.96%) Java 8
15 356 (2.70%) C
16 341 (2.58%) Perl
17 323 (2.45%) T-SQL
18 273 (2.07%) Shell Script
19 232 (1.76%) Kotlin
20 163 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 991 (7.51%) Degree
2 531 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 352 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 350 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 193 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 183 (1.39%) AWS Certification
7 143 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 129 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 92 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 82 (0.62%) ISEB
11 64 (0.48%) CISSP
12 63 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 48 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 45 (0.34%) MCSE
15 39 (0.30%) MCSA
16 33 (0.25%) CCNP
16 33 (0.25%) RHCE
17 27 (0.20%) MCSD
17 27 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
18 25 (0.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 863 (6.54%) QA
2 131 (0.99%) SLA
3 117 (0.89%) GDPR
4 109 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 69 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 63 (0.48%) NIST
8 27 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.14%) COBIT
11 15 (0.11%) PMO
12 14 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 12 (0.091%) NCSC
14 11 (0.083%) HIPAA
14 11 (0.083%) NIST 800
15 9 (0.068%) FISMA
15 9 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
16 8 (0.061%) GxP
16 8 (0.061%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3,755 (28.44%) Docker
2 471 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 334 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 164 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 132 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 70 (0.53%) vSphere
7 55 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 46 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 31 (0.23%) XenApp
11 29 (0.22%) KVM
12 26 (0.20%) vCloud
13 21 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 17 (0.13%) HDFS
14 17 (0.13%) oVirt
15 16 (0.12%) Kamailio
15 16 (0.12%) NFS
15 16 (0.12%) Xen
16 15 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3,239 (24.53%) Kubernetes
2 2,433 (18.43%) Ansible
3 2,400 (18.18%) Terraform
4 1,461 (11.07%) Puppet
5 1,105 (8.37%) Opscode Chef
6 268 (2.03%) Grafana
7 251 (1.90%) Packer
8 229 (1.73%) Prometheus
9 148 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
10 144 (1.09%) Nagios
11 133 (1.01%) Salt
12 123 (0.93%) SCCM
13 98 (0.74%) Rancher
14 95 (0.72%) Kibana
15 93 (0.70%) Consul
16 88 (0.67%) ZABBIX
17 86 (0.65%) Mesos
18 62 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
19 61 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
20 60 (0.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 2,050 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 922 (6.98%) Google
3 748 (5.67%) Oracle
4 565 (4.28%) VMware
5 344 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 248 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 218 (1.65%) Splunk
8 206 (1.56%) IBM
9 190 (1.44%) Cisco
10 141 (1.07%) Tableau
11 133 (1.01%) SAP
12 113 (0.86%) ServiceNow
13 107 (0.81%) HP
14 99 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
15 97 (0.73%) Sitecore
16 95 (0.72%) Citrix
17 90 (0.68%) WorldPay
18 85 (0.64%) Xamarin
19 84 (0.64%) SaltStack
20 72 (0.55%) New Relic