Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +17
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 8,391 15,140 13,601
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 10.64% 8.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.48% 11.54% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,551 12,454 11,047
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 57,931 131,210 156,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.21% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 46,329 103,255 124,303
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +5 7,822 £65,000 - 1,325
UK excluding London +8 4,164 £55,000 - 847
London +1 4,057 £75,000 - 541
North of England +7 1,238 £52,500 - 276
South East +5 1,120 £60,000 +4.35% 202
Work from Home +4 906 £60,000 -7.83% 230
North West +5 608 £55,000 - 158
Midlands +17 574 £55,000 +4.76% 124
Yorkshire +11 555 £50,000 - 78
South West +8 547 £52,500 +5.00% 105
West Midlands +11 383 £55,000 +4.76% 76
East of England +3 250 £55,000 - 70
Scotland +1 241 £53,500 +7.00% 43
East Midlands +20 190 £52,500 +2.44% 47
Wales +22 175 £47,500 - 26
North East +15 75 £45,000 -10.00% 40
Northern Ireland -13 30 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Isle of Man -1 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 3,988 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3,738 (44.55%) Azure
3 3,387 (40.36%) AWS
4 2,640 (31.46%) Python
5 2,566 (30.58%) Docker
6 2,300 (27.41%) Kubernetes
7 2,064 (24.60%) Java
8 1,853 (22.08%) JavaScript
9 1,813 (21.61%) Terraform
10 1,777 (21.18%) SQL
11 1,775 (21.15%) Finance
12 1,774 (21.14%) Linux
13 1,739 (20.72%) C#
14 1,719 (20.49%) .NET
15 1,660 (19.78%) Microservices
16 1,514 (18.04%) Jenkins
17 1,450 (17.28%) Git (software)
18 1,438 (17.14%) Software Engineering
19 1,408 (16.78%) Ansible
20 1,211 (14.43%) Scrum
21 1,185 (14.12%) SQL Server
22 1,180 (14.06%) Microsoft
23 1,109 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
24 1,085 (12.93%) GCP
25 1,075 (12.81%) Test Automation
26 1,059 (12.62%) TDD
27 953 (11.36%) AngularJS
28 881 (10.50%) Windows
29 852 (10.15%) Web Services
30 843 (10.05%) 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
1 357 (4.25%) Confluence
2 272 (3.24%) Apache
3 266 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 222 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 163 (1.94%) IIS
6 127 (1.51%) CMS
7 117 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 85 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 70 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 57 (0.68%) nginx
11 48 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 48 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 42 (0.50%) NServiceBus
13 38 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
14 32 (0.38%) JBoss
15 30 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
16 26 (0.31%) Umbraco
17 23 (0.27%) WordPress
18 22 (0.26%) WebLogic
19 21 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 73 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.24%) Chatbot
3 20 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.060%) InVision
6 5 (0.060%) Sketch
7 4 (0.048%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.036%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.024%) Figma
9 2 (0.024%) Mingle
9 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.012%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.012%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.012%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 66 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.51%) R3 Corda
3 36 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 22 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 21 (0.25%) Magento
6 17 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 14 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 9 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 7 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.060%) Adobe Campaign
12 5 (0.060%) Northgate Housing
12 5 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.060%) Sentinel
13 4 (0.048%) SAP IS-U
14 3 (0.036%) SAP S/4HANA
15 2 (0.024%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
15 2 (0.024%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 3,738 (44.55%) Azure
2 3,387 (40.36%) AWS
3 1,085 (12.93%) GCP
4 777 (9.26%) Serverless
5 650 (7.75%) SaaS
6 452 (5.39%) AWS Lambda
7 438 (5.22%) PaaS
8 408 (4.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 363 (4.33%) IaaS
10 338 (4.03%) GitHub
11 246 (2.93%) Amazon ECS
12 239 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
13 235 (2.80%) Power Platform
14 210 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
15 207 (2.47%) Amazon S3
16 206 (2.46%) Office 365
17 183 (2.18%) OpenShift
18 121 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 109 (1.30%) Azure Functions
19 109 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 266 (3.17%) Firewall
2 205 (2.44%) DNS
3 163 (1.94%) Internet
4 133 (1.59%) Network Security
5 125 (1.49%) VPN
6 112 (1.33%) HTTP
7 106 (1.26%) TCP/IP
8 94 (1.12%) WAN
9 80 (0.95%) LAN
10 62 (0.74%) SAN
11 60 (0.72%) DHCP
12 49 (0.58%) Skype
13 45 (0.54%) BGP
14 41 (0.49%) SSL
14 41 (0.49%) Wireless
15 34 (0.41%) SNMP
16 30 (0.36%) OSPF
17 28 (0.33%) SSH
18 26 (0.31%) IPv4
18 26 (0.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,185 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 576 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 517 (6.16%) MySQL
4 429 (5.11%) Big Data
5 406 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 348 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
7 274 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
8 226 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 221 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 195 (2.32%) Power BI
11 173 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 156 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
13 155 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
14 153 (1.82%) Redis
15 147 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 138 (1.64%) Data Lake
17 132 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
18 117 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
19 112 (1.33%) Blockchain
20 103 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,514 (18.04%) Jenkins
2 1,450 (17.28%) Git (software)
3 593 (7.07%) JIRA
4 365 (4.35%) Selenium
5 351 (4.18%) GitLab
6 316 (3.77%) TeamCity
7 285 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 225 (2.68%) Visual Studio
9 218 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 212 (2.53%) Cucumber
11 205 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 187 (2.23%) Maven
13 166 (1.98%) Bitbucket
14 142 (1.69%) SpecFlow
15 136 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
16 124 (1.48%) Artifactory
17 123 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
18 100 (1.19%) JUnit
19 86 (1.02%) Subversion
20 80 (0.95%) SonarQube
General
1 1,775 (21.15%) Finance
2 565 (6.73%) Banking
3 299 (3.56%) Retail
4 227 (2.71%) Public Sector
5 173 (2.06%) Law
6 165 (1.97%) Games
7 157 (1.87%) Marketing
8 124 (1.48%) Front Office
9 114 (1.36%) Back Office
9 114 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 111 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 76 (0.91%) Legal
12 70 (0.83%) Advertising
13 58 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 51 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 50 (0.60%) Electronics
16 40 (0.48%) Local Government
17 39 (0.46%) Publishing
18 21 (0.25%) Aerospace
19 20 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,449 (29.19%) Developer
2 2,088 (24.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 621 (7.40%) AWS Engineer
4 586 (6.98%) Architect
5 563 (6.71%) Senior Developer
6 562 (6.70%) Software Engineer
7 501 (5.97%) .NET Developer
8 473 (5.64%) AWS DevOps
9 436 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 397 (4.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 390 (4.65%) Java Developer
12 377 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
13 349 (4.16%) Azure Engineer
14 337 (4.02%) Software Developer
15 336 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 308 (3.67%) C# Developer
17 267 (3.18%) Python Engineer
18 264 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
19 222 (2.65%) Java Engineer
20 216 (2.57%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,719 (20.49%) .NET
2 953 (11.36%) AngularJS
3 852 (10.15%) Web Services
4 843 (10.05%) Node.js
5 831 (9.90%) React
6 809 (9.64%) HTML
7 784 (9.34%) CSS
8 663 (7.90%) .NET Core
9 551 (6.57%) ASP.NET
10 502 (5.98%) REST
11 478 (5.70%) .NET Framework
12 427 (5.09%) Spring
13 400 (4.77%) RESTful
14 331 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 331 (3.94%) HTML5
15 305 (3.63%) Kafka
16 258 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 238 (2.84%) JSON
18 234 (2.79%) Vue.js
19 233 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 447 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 408 (4.86%) Public Cloud
3 396 (4.72%) Cloud Native
4 385 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
5 304 (3.62%) User Experience
6 225 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 208 (2.48%) Hedge funds
8 176 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 176 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
9 151 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 125 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 115 (1.37%) Derivative
12 108 (1.29%) Private Cloud
13 106 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 101 (1.20%) Fixed Income
15 97 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
16 90 (1.07%) Algorithms
17 87 (1.04%) Equities
18 82 (0.98%) Data Structures
19 78 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,774 (21.14%) Linux
2 881 (10.50%) Windows
3 314 (3.74%) Unix
4 271 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 194 (2.31%) CentOS
6 192 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 121 (1.44%) Android
8 113 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 107 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 67 (0.80%) Debian
11 51 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
13 30 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 25 (0.30%) CoreOS
14 25 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (0.27%) VMS
16 19 (0.23%) Solaris
17 16 (0.19%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.18%) SUSE
18 15 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,988 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,660 (19.78%) Microservices
3 1,438 (17.14%) Software Engineering
4 1,211 (14.43%) Scrum
5 1,109 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1,075 (12.81%) Test Automation
7 1,059 (12.62%) TDD
8 806 (9.61%) Fintech
9 801 (9.55%) Infrastructure as Code
10 754 (8.99%) Mentoring
11 647 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
12 646 (7.70%) Configuration Management
13 567 (6.76%) BDD
14 541 (6.45%) Analytics
15 527 (6.28%) MVC
16 526 (6.27%) Open Source
17 491 (5.85%) SDLC
18 490 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
19 479 (5.71%) OO
20 428 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,640 (31.46%) Python
2 2,064 (24.60%) Java
3 1,853 (22.08%) JavaScript
4 1,777 (21.18%) SQL
5 1,739 (20.72%) C#
6 842 (10.03%) PowerShell
7 706 (8.41%) Bash Shell
8 478 (5.70%) Go
9 447 (5.33%) Ruby
10 387 (4.61%) TypeScript
11 318 (3.79%) Scala
12 308 (3.67%) PHP
13 303 (3.61%) C++
14 242 (2.88%) T-SQL
15 177 (2.11%) C
16 170 (2.03%) Kotlin
17 159 (1.89%) Perl
18 153 (1.82%) Shell Script
19 152 (1.81%) Groovy
20 129 (1.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 682 (8.13%) Degree
2 402 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 260 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 238 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 183 (2.18%) AWS Certification
6 137 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 89 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 48 (0.57%) ISEB
11 47 (0.56%) CISSP
12 42 (0.50%) CCNA
13 40 (0.48%) Sun Certification
14 39 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 32 (0.38%) Master's Degree
16 28 (0.33%) PhD
17 22 (0.26%) PMI Certification
18 21 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 21 (0.25%) CCNP
19 19 (0.23%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (5.33%) QA
2 95 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 89 (1.06%) GDPR
4 88 (1.05%) SLA
5 47 (0.56%) NIST
6 42 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.29%) NIST 800
9 16 (0.19%) PMO
10 13 (0.15%) COBIT
11 11 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.083%) NCSC
14 4 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.048%) GxP
14 4 (0.048%) HL7
15 3 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,566 (30.58%) Docker
2 276 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 183 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 77 (0.92%) vSphere
6 41 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 24 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (0.24%) HDFS
11 17 (0.20%) XenApp
12 16 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.15%) GlusterFS
13 13 (0.15%) vCloud
13 13 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.14%) KVM
15 11 (0.13%) Samba
16 10 (0.12%) Kamailio
16 10 (0.12%) Xen
17 8 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2,300 (27.41%) Kubernetes
2 1,813 (21.61%) Terraform
3 1,408 (16.78%) Ansible
4 776 (9.25%) Puppet
5 595 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
6 174 (2.07%) Grafana
7 171 (2.04%) Prometheus
8 98 (1.17%) Packer
9 90 (1.07%) Kibana
10 59 (0.70%) SCCM
11 53 (0.63%) Nagios
12 47 (0.56%) Istio
13 45 (0.54%) Graphite
14 44 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
15 41 (0.49%) Consul
16 38 (0.45%) Salt
17 36 (0.43%) logstash
18 35 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
19 32 (0.38%) Rancher
20 30 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,180 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 597 (7.11%) Google
3 444 (5.29%) Oracle
4 302 (3.60%) VMware
5 184 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 162 (1.93%) Splunk
7 158 (1.88%) Cisco
8 120 (1.43%) IBM
9 109 (1.30%) Tableau
10 107 (1.28%) Atlassian
11 105 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 104 (1.24%) SAP
13 67 (0.80%) Xamarin
14 59 (0.70%) New Relic
14 59 (0.70%) ServiceNow
15 58 (0.69%) HP
16 53 (0.63%) Databricks
17 45 (0.54%) Adobe
18 43 (0.51%) Sitecore
19 42 (0.50%) Citrix