Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 23 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +31
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 14,357 13,791 11,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.62% 8.47% 6.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.54% 9.22% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11,051 10,696 8,979
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.64% +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 124,440 149,624 166,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.08% 91.86% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 98,453 118,996 131,567
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 22 November 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 16 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 22 November 2019. 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 +6 13,309 £65,000 +4.00% 2,349
UK excluding London +12 7,057 £53,000 -3.64% 1,564
London +5 6,987 £72,500 +3.57% 981
South East +18 2,098 £55,000 - 361
North of England +2 1,835 £55,000 +10.00% 412
North West +3 1,027 £55,000 - 208
South West +23 962 £50,000 -3.85% 177
Midlands +33 858 £50,000 -9.09% 234
Yorkshire +2 722 £55,000 +10.00% 167
West Midlands +34 596 £50,000 -9.09% 147
Scotland +20 566 £50,000 +1.01% 133
East of England +8 513 £55,000 -4.35% 187
East Midlands +32 259 £47,500 - 87
Wales +5 184 £50,000 - 49
North East -8 86 £50,000 -6.98% 37
Northern Ireland +22 70 £55,000 +10.00% 12

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 7,578 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5,613 (39.10%) AWS
3 5,344 (37.22%) Azure
4 4,375 (30.47%) Docker
5 4,035 (28.10%) Python
6 3,624 (25.24%) Linux
7 3,623 (25.24%) Kubernetes
8 3,586 (24.98%) Java
9 3,087 (21.50%) JavaScript
10 2,879 (20.05%) C#
11 2,805 (19.54%) Jenkins
12 2,771 (19.30%) .NET
13 2,765 (19.26%) Ansible
14 2,755 (19.19%) Finance
15 2,729 (19.01%) Terraform
16 2,706 (18.85%) SQL
17 2,576 (17.94%) Microservices
18 2,514 (17.51%) Software Engineering
19 2,406 (16.76%) Git (software)
20 2,318 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
21 2,254 (15.70%) Scrum
22 2,201 (15.33%) Microsoft
23 2,032 (14.15%) Test Automation
24 1,999 (13.92%) Puppet
25 1,971 (13.73%) TDD
26 1,782 (12.41%) Windows
27 1,769 (12.32%) SQL Server
28 1,615 (11.25%) GCP
29 1,542 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
30 1,505 (10.48%) 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
1 571 (3.98%) Confluence
2 403 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
3 370 (2.58%) Apache Spark
4 346 (2.41%) Apache
4 346 (2.41%) IIS
5 236 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 217 (1.51%) CMS
7 201 (1.40%) OpenStack
8 195 (1.36%) nginx
9 193 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 143 (1.00%) JBoss
11 114 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 102 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 84 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 74 (0.52%) WordPress
15 62 (0.43%) SAS
15 62 (0.43%) Umbraco
16 59 (0.41%) Drupal
17 49 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 42 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 121 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 34 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 19 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.049%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.042%) SPSS
11 4 (0.028%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.028%) HipChat
12 3 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.021%) Gliffy
12 3 (0.021%) InDesign
12 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.007%) InVision
13 1 (0.007%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 160 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
4 29 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 26 (0.18%) Magento
6 21 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 19 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 13 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
9 12 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
10 11 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 7 (0.049%) Temenos T24
12 6 (0.042%) Distributed Ledger
12 6 (0.042%) R3 Corda
12 6 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
13 4 (0.028%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 4 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
13 4 (0.028%) CA PPM
13 4 (0.028%) Elite 3E
13 4 (0.028%) Oracle FAH
13 4 (0.028%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5,613 (39.10%) AWS
2 5,344 (37.22%) Azure
3 1,615 (11.25%) GCP
4 892 (6.21%) Serverless
5 852 (5.93%) SaaS
6 822 (5.73%) PaaS
7 786 (5.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 670 (4.67%) IaaS
9 564 (3.93%) AWS Lambda
10 521 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
11 501 (3.49%) GitHub
12 433 (3.02%) Amazon S3
13 392 (2.73%) Office 365
14 356 (2.48%) OpenShift
15 344 (2.40%) Amazon ECS
16 314 (2.19%) Power Platform
17 295 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
18 195 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
19 191 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 190 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 559 (3.89%) Firewall
2 414 (2.88%) DNS
3 326 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 263 (1.83%) Internet
5 218 (1.52%) VPN
6 159 (1.11%) HTTP
7 143 (1.00%) DHCP
8 112 (0.78%) Network Security
9 102 (0.71%) SSL
10 85 (0.59%) WAN
11 84 (0.59%) Wireless
12 55 (0.38%) LAN
13 54 (0.38%) BGP
14 49 (0.34%) SAN
15 44 (0.31%) OSPF
16 42 (0.29%) VLAN
17 38 (0.26%) Skype
18 37 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
19 34 (0.24%) HTTPS
20 33 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,769 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 805 (5.61%) Big Data
3 744 (5.18%) NoSQL
4 731 (5.09%) MySQL
5 595 (4.14%) MongoDB
6 539 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 487 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 387 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
9 374 (2.61%) Hadoop
10 344 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
11 298 (2.08%) Power BI
12 280 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 267 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 263 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
15 257 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
16 255 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 237 (1.65%) Redis
18 215 (1.50%) RDBMS
19 177 (1.23%) Data Lake
20 146 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 2,805 (19.54%) Jenkins
2 2,406 (16.76%) Git (software)
3 1,303 (9.08%) JIRA
4 750 (5.22%) Selenium
5 631 (4.40%) TeamCity
6 586 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 563 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 500 (3.48%) Maven
9 491 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 454 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 434 (3.02%) GitLab
12 419 (2.92%) Cucumber
13 402 (2.80%) Visual Studio
14 367 (2.56%) Bitbucket
15 288 (2.01%) Subversion
16 264 (1.84%) Artifactory
17 247 (1.72%) JUnit
18 221 (1.54%) JMeter
19 187 (1.30%) SonarQube
20 184 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 2,755 (19.19%) Finance
2 846 (5.89%) Banking
3 709 (4.94%) Retail
4 442 (3.08%) Public Sector
5 383 (2.67%) Marketing
6 240 (1.67%) Games
7 223 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 197 (1.37%) Law
9 165 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 141 (0.98%) Front Office
11 116 (0.81%) Legal
12 112 (0.78%) Electronics
13 102 (0.71%) Advertising
14 84 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 82 (0.57%) Automotive
16 71 (0.49%) Billing
17 60 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 57 (0.40%) Back Office
19 49 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 35 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,754 (26.15%) Developer
2 3,530 (24.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,050 (7.31%) Architect
4 1,003 (6.99%) Software Engineer
5 894 (6.23%) Senior Developer
6 855 (5.96%) AWS Engineer
7 758 (5.28%) .NET Developer
8 757 (5.27%) Senior DevOps
9 708 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 701 (4.88%) Java Developer
11 646 (4.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 598 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
13 589 (4.10%) Software Developer
14 532 (3.71%) C# Developer
15 526 (3.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 506 (3.52%) Consultant
17 475 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
18 401 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
19 387 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
20 379 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,771 (19.30%) .NET
2 1,491 (10.39%) CSS
3 1,422 (9.90%) HTML
4 1,405 (9.79%) AngularJS
5 1,354 (9.43%) React
6 1,311 (9.13%) Web Services
7 1,217 (8.48%) Node.js
8 1,061 (7.39%) ASP.NET
9 997 (6.94%) REST
10 816 (5.68%) RESTful
11 809 (5.63%) .NET Core
12 732 (5.10%) .NET Framework
13 713 (4.97%) Spring
14 639 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 608 (4.23%) JSON
16 581 (4.05%) jQuery
17 576 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 558 (3.89%) Kafka
19 511 (3.56%) HTML5
20 446 (3.11%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 844 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 767 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 673 (4.69%) Public Cloud
4 559 (3.89%) User Experience
5 454 (3.16%) Cloud Native
6 442 (3.08%) Data Centre
7 440 (3.06%) Mobile App
8 408 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
9 396 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 265 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 206 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
12 200 (1.39%) Management Information System
13 182 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 180 (1.25%) Algorithms
15 151 (1.05%) Virtual Team
16 133 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 132 (0.92%) Hedge funds
18 98 (0.68%) Fixed Income
18 98 (0.68%) Replication
19 84 (0.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3,624 (25.24%) Linux
2 1,782 (12.41%) Windows
3 761 (5.30%) Unix
4 536 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 353 (2.46%) CentOS
6 297 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 236 (1.64%) Android
8 193 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 169 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 130 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 80 (0.56%) Debian
12 65 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 63 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 53 (0.37%) VMS
15 41 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 34 (0.24%) Mesosphere
17 31 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 28 (0.20%) Mac OS X
19 23 (0.16%) CoreOS
19 23 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,578 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2,576 (17.94%) Microservices
3 2,514 (17.51%) Software Engineering
4 2,318 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
5 2,254 (15.70%) Scrum
6 2,032 (14.15%) Test Automation
7 1,971 (13.73%) TDD
8 1,388 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
9 1,340 (9.33%) Infrastructure as Code
10 1,280 (8.92%) Configuration Management
11 1,276 (8.89%) Mentoring
12 1,253 (8.73%) Open Source
13 1,167 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 1,152 (8.02%) SDLC
15 1,131 (7.88%) MVC
16 1,102 (7.68%) BDD
17 989 (6.89%) Fintech
18 969 (6.75%) Analytics
19 842 (5.86%) Computer Science
20 819 (5.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4,035 (28.10%) Python
2 3,586 (24.98%) Java
3 3,087 (21.50%) JavaScript
4 2,879 (20.05%) C#
5 2,706 (18.85%) SQL
6 1,505 (10.48%) PowerShell
7 1,438 (10.02%) Bash Shell
8 986 (6.87%) Ruby
9 751 (5.23%) Go
10 676 (4.71%) PHP
11 673 (4.69%) C++
12 460 (3.20%) C
13 444 (3.09%) TypeScript
14 399 (2.78%) Java 8
15 397 (2.77%) Scala
16 392 (2.73%) Perl
17 381 (2.65%) T-SQL
18 342 (2.38%) Shell Script
19 239 (1.66%) Kotlin
20 168 (1.17%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,205 (8.39%) Degree
2 540 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 442 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 353 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 211 (1.47%) AWS Certification
6 182 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 154 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 139 (0.97%) ISTQB
9 88 (0.61%) ISEB
10 82 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 67 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 65 (0.45%) CISSP
13 45 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (0.31%) MCSE
15 37 (0.26%) MCSA
16 33 (0.23%) CCNP
16 33 (0.23%) PhD
17 31 (0.22%) DBS Check
17 31 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 29 (0.20%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,120 (7.80%) QA
2 194 (1.35%) SLA
3 132 (0.92%) GDPR
4 117 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 59 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 57 (0.40%) NIST
8 39 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (0.17%) COBIT
10 22 (0.15%) PMO
11 18 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 15 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.084%) FISMA
14 8 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.056%) PSD2
15 7 (0.049%) TickIT
16 5 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials
16 5 (0.035%) ISO 26262
16 5 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 4 (0.028%) SEPA
System Software
1 4,375 (30.47%) Docker
2 532 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 354 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 219 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 139 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 108 (0.75%) vSphere
7 45 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 44 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (0.28%) Xen
10 30 (0.21%) KVM
11 28 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 26 (0.18%) XenApp
13 25 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 25 (0.17%) vCloud
14 22 (0.15%) HDFS
15 21 (0.15%) VirtualBox
16 20 (0.14%) oVirt
17 18 (0.13%) RHEV
17 18 (0.13%) Varnish
18 16 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3,623 (25.24%) Kubernetes
2 2,765 (19.26%) Ansible
3 2,729 (19.01%) Terraform
4 1,999 (13.92%) Puppet
5 1,542 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
6 313 (2.18%) Prometheus
7 302 (2.10%) Packer
8 258 (1.80%) Grafana
9 212 (1.48%) Nagios
10 209 (1.46%) Consul
10 209 (1.46%) Salt
11 181 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
12 159 (1.11%) Kibana
13 149 (1.04%) Rancher
14 131 (0.91%) ZABBIX
15 110 (0.77%) Graphite
16 101 (0.70%) SCCM
17 82 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
18 81 (0.56%) logstash
19 69 (0.48%) Automic
Vendors
1 2,201 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 1,090 (7.59%) Google
3 728 (5.07%) Oracle
4 585 (4.07%) VMware
5 366 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 309 (2.15%) Splunk
7 243 (1.69%) Atlassian
8 217 (1.51%) IBM
9 214 (1.49%) SAP
10 176 (1.23%) Cisco
11 148 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 140 (0.98%) AppDynamics
13 139 (0.97%) WorldPay
14 137 (0.95%) ServiceNow
15 135 (0.94%) Sitecore
16 126 (0.88%) Citrix
17 110 (0.77%) New Relic
18 108 (0.75%) HP
19 95 (0.66%) Tableau
20 92 (0.64%) Adobe