Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 67 129
Rank change year-on-year +30 +62 +85
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 11159 7988 5508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.26% 4.23% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 4.74% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8891 6696 4620
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +30 10570 £62,500 +4.17% 695
London +15 6290 £67,500 +3.85% 353
UK excluding London +34 4645 £52,500 +5.00% 364
North of England +33 1434 £50,000 +5.26% 136
South East +40 1381 £55,000 +10.00% 69
North West +56 853 £50,000 +5.26% 79
Yorkshire +19 502 £52,500 +10.53% 52
East of England +30 483 £57,500 +9.00% 46
Midlands +16 482 £52,500 - 45
South West +26 481 £50,000 +11.11% 45
West Midlands +75 286 £52,500 -4.55% 27
Scotland +18 262 £50,000 +17.65% 17
East Midlands 0 196 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Wales +25 111 £42,500 - 6
North East +35 79 £50,000 +21.21% 5
Northern Ireland -5 23 £40,000 +12.68%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DevOps.

1 5750 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4850 (43.46%) Linux
3 4362 (39.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3491 (31.28%) Java
5 3435 (30.78%) Python
6 3197 (28.65%) Puppet
7 2818 (25.25%) Ansible
8 2792 (25.02%) Docker
9 2788 (24.98%) Continuous Integration
10 2777 (24.89%) Jenkins
11 2646 (23.71%) Finance
12 2539 (22.75%) Opscode Chef
13 2261 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 1984 (17.78%) SQL
15 1950 (17.47%) JavaScript
16 1927 (17.27%) Scrum
17 1878 (16.83%) Windows
18 1860 (16.67%) Configuration Management
19 1857 (16.64%) Git (software)
20 1814 (16.26%) .NET
21 1762 (15.79%) TDD
22 1582 (14.18%) Software Engineering
23 1572 (14.09%) Bash Shell
24 1553 (13.92%) Ruby
25 1551 (13.90%) C#
26 1477 (13.24%) Microservices
27 1415 (12.68%) SQL Server
28 1388 (12.44%) Open Source
29 1324 (11.86%) Microsoft
30 1311 (11.75%) 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
1 826 (7.40%) Apache
2 601 (5.39%) Elasticsearch
3 557 (4.99%) OpenStack
4 551 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 470 (4.21%) IIS
6 441 (3.95%) Confluence
7 432 (3.87%) nginx
8 359 (3.22%) Apache Spark
9 218 (1.95%) SharePoint
10 198 (1.77%) WebSphere
11 184 (1.65%) JBoss
12 174 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
13 173 (1.55%) CMS
14 157 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 141 (1.26%) WebLogic
16 103 (0.92%) Apache Solr
17 87 (0.78%) CloudStack
18 85 (0.76%) MS Exchange
19 76 (0.68%) Drupal
20 65 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 90 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.081%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.054%) HipChat
6 6 (0.054%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.036%) EngageOne
8 4 (0.036%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.027%) Autodesk Inventor
9 3 (0.027%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.027%) Solid Edge
9 3 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.018%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.018%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.009%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 109 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (0.53%) Magento
3 33 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 25 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 16 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 12 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (0.081%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 7 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.063%) Workday HCM
11 5 (0.045%) BASE24
11 5 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.045%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.045%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.045%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.036%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4362 (39.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2261 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 696 (6.24%) SaaS
4 545 (4.88%) GitHub
5 520 (4.66%) PaaS
6 503 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 502 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 463 (4.15%) IaaS
9 426 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
10 231 (2.07%) Amazon S3
11 211 (1.89%) Serverless
12 197 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
13 183 (1.64%) Office 365
14 151 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 150 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
16 126 (1.13%) OpenShift
17 123 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 116 (1.04%) npm
19 98 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
20 80 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 606 (5.43%) Firewall
2 403 (3.61%) DNS
3 325 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 280 (2.51%) VPN
5 271 (2.43%) HTTP
6 270 (2.42%) Internet
7 176 (1.58%) SSL
8 151 (1.35%) SAN
9 146 (1.31%) DHCP
10 120 (1.08%) WAN
11 112 (1.00%) LAN
12 94 (0.84%) Network Security
13 88 (0.79%) LDAP
14 81 (0.73%) VLAN
15 71 (0.64%) IPsec
16 66 (0.59%) VoIP
17 65 (0.58%) SMTP
18 56 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
19 54 (0.48%) BGP
20 49 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1415 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 1255 (11.25%) MySQL
3 1066 (9.55%) NoSQL
4 858 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 807 (7.23%) Big Data
6 495 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 477 (4.27%) Hadoop
8 458 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
9 394 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 342 (3.06%) Redis
11 262 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
12 226 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 223 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 206 (1.85%) RDBMS
15 143 (1.28%) Blockchain
16 123 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 110 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
18 108 (0.97%) Oracle Database
19 102 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
20 98 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2777 (24.89%) Jenkins
2 1857 (16.64%) Git (software)
3 1020 (9.14%) JIRA
4 1018 (9.12%) TeamCity
5 707 (6.34%) Maven
6 636 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 601 (5.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 527 (4.72%) Selenium
9 438 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 391 (3.50%) Subversion
11 352 (3.15%) Vagrant
12 314 (2.81%) MSBuild
13 299 (2.68%) Bitbucket
14 286 (2.56%) Gradle
15 269 (2.41%) Cucumber
16 255 (2.29%) Visual Studio
17 230 (2.06%) Hudson
18 226 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
19 205 (1.84%) JUnit
20 188 (1.68%) gulp
General
1 2646 (23.71%) Finance
2 1091 (9.78%) Banking
3 615 (5.51%) Retail
4 429 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 421 (3.77%) Marketing
6 376 (3.37%) Investment Banking
7 313 (2.80%) Retail Banking
8 307 (2.75%) Games
9 284 (2.55%) Manufacturing
10 210 (1.88%) Electronics
11 151 (1.35%) Advertising
12 131 (1.17%) Publishing
13 129 (1.16%) Legal
14 125 (1.12%) Law
15 113 (1.01%) Front Office
16 79 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 61 (0.55%) Automotive
18 38 (0.34%) Back Office
19 28 (0.25%) Online Betting
20 27 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3508 (31.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 2353 (21.09%) Developer
3 824 (7.38%) Architect
4 821 (7.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 730 (6.54%) AWS DevOps
6 727 (6.51%) Linux Engineer
7 673 (6.03%) Java Developer
8 652 (5.84%) AWS Engineer
9 601 (5.39%) Senior DevOps
10 584 (5.23%) Senior Developer
11 579 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 576 (5.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 471 (4.22%) Software Engineer
14 461 (4.13%) Administrator
14 461 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 459 (4.11%) Consultant
16 451 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
17 428 (3.84%) .NET Developer
18 369 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
19 359 (3.22%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1814 (16.26%) .NET
2 1269 (11.37%) Web Services
3 1118 (10.02%) HTML
4 1013 (9.08%) CSS
5 936 (8.39%) Node.js
6 896 (8.03%) AngularJS
7 782 (7.01%) REST
8 723 (6.48%) Spring
9 689 (6.17%) RESTful
10 626 (5.61%) ASP.NET
11 607 (5.44%) React
12 519 (4.65%) HTML5
13 413 (3.70%) LAMP
14 396 (3.55%) JSON
15 389 (3.49%) XML
16 372 (3.33%) jQuery
17 361 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
18 353 (3.16%) SOAP
19 351 (3.15%) Kafka
20 343 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 714 (6.40%) Computer Science
2 625 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 569 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 535 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
5 531 (4.76%) Fintech
6 435 (3.90%) User Experience
7 362 (3.24%) Public Cloud
8 259 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 241 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 208 (1.86%) Private Cloud
11 203 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
12 190 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 173 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 167 (1.50%) Clustering
15 144 (1.29%) Online Banking
16 113 (1.01%) Algorithms
17 108 (0.97%) iPad
18 102 (0.91%) Virtual Team
19 101 (0.91%) Client/Server
20 85 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4850 (43.46%) Linux
2 1878 (16.83%) Windows
3 1288 (11.54%) Unix
4 693 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 682 (6.11%) CentOS
6 617 (5.53%) Windows Server
7 456 (4.09%) Ubuntu
8 208 (1.86%) Debian
9 200 (1.79%) Android
10 193 (1.73%) Solaris
11 170 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 151 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 107 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 86 (0.77%) CoreOS
15 52 (0.47%) Windows 10
16 44 (0.39%) Windows 7
17 39 (0.35%) AIX
18 33 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
19 29 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5750 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2788 (24.98%) Continuous Integration
3 1927 (17.27%) Scrum
4 1860 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1762 (15.79%) TDD
6 1582 (14.18%) Software Engineering
7 1477 (13.24%) Microservices
8 1388 (12.44%) Open Source
9 1311 (11.75%) Test Automation
10 1168 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
11 970 (8.69%) BDD
12 848 (7.60%) Mentoring
13 832 (7.46%) E-Commerce
14 826 (7.40%) SDLC
15 731 (6.55%) MVC
16 696 (6.24%) Migration
17 616 (5.52%) OO
18 605 (5.42%) Analytics
19 599 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
20 589 (5.28%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3491 (31.28%) Java
2 3435 (30.78%) Python
3 1984 (17.78%) SQL
4 1950 (17.47%) JavaScript
5 1572 (14.09%) Bash Shell
6 1553 (13.92%) Ruby
7 1551 (13.90%) C#
8 1212 (10.86%) PowerShell
9 1002 (8.98%) PHP
10 926 (8.30%) Perl
11 578 (5.18%) Go
12 517 (4.63%) Shell Script
13 503 (4.51%) C++
14 420 (3.76%) Scala
15 344 (3.08%) C
16 249 (2.23%) Groovy
17 196 (1.76%) T-SQL
18 125 (1.12%) TypeScript
19 111 (0.99%) VB
20 102 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1107 (9.92%) Degree
2 410 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 353 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 199 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 164 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 111 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 106 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 104 (0.93%) AWS Certification
9 71 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 63 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (0.55%) CISSP
11 61 (0.55%) MCSE
12 49 (0.44%) CCNA
13 48 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 41 (0.37%) CISM
14 41 (0.37%) ISEB
15 40 (0.36%) MCSD
16 38 (0.34%) CEH
17 37 (0.33%) RHCE
18 28 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 742 (6.65%) QA
2 171 (1.53%) SLA
3 121 (1.08%) GCP
4 98 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 95 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 46 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 30 (0.27%) COBIT
7 30 (0.27%) PMO
8 27 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.24%) GDPR
9 20 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.090%) PSD2
13 9 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.072%) SSAE 16
15 7 (0.063%) HL7
16 6 (0.054%) SEPA
17 5 (0.045%) DICOM
17 5 (0.045%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 2792 (25.02%) Docker
2 542 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 382 (3.42%) Active Directory
4 217 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 180 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 165 (1.48%) vSphere
7 122 (1.09%) Xen
8 105 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 102 (0.91%) KVM
10 79 (0.71%) XenServer
11 77 (0.69%) LXC
12 56 (0.50%) Varnish
13 55 (0.49%) NFS
14 39 (0.35%) VirtualBox
15 38 (0.34%) VMware NSX
16 31 (0.28%) iptables
17 28 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 22 (0.20%) Apache Flume
19 20 (0.18%) vCloud
19 20 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3197 (28.65%) Puppet
2 2818 (25.25%) Ansible
3 2539 (22.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1296 (11.61%) Kubernetes
5 1045 (9.36%) Terraform
6 499 (4.47%) Nagios
7 251 (2.25%) Packer
8 205 (1.84%) ZABBIX
9 201 (1.80%) Salt
10 169 (1.51%) Kibana
11 149 (1.34%) Grafana
12 136 (1.22%) Mesos
13 123 (1.10%) logstash
14 120 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
15 97 (0.87%) HAProxy
16 96 (0.86%) Consul
17 93 (0.83%) Prometheus
18 91 (0.82%) Cobbler
19 85 (0.76%) SCCM
20 84 (0.75%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1324 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 988 (8.85%) VMware
3 890 (7.98%) Oracle
3 890 (7.98%) Red Hat
4 705 (6.32%) Google
5 342 (3.06%) SAP
6 289 (2.59%) Splunk
7 265 (2.37%) Cisco
8 226 (2.03%) IBM
9 219 (1.96%) Atlassian
10 215 (1.93%) New Relic
11 170 (1.52%) SaltStack
12 131 (1.17%) AppDynamics
13 117 (1.05%) Citrix
14 105 (0.94%) HP
15 100 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
16 98 (0.88%) Zend
17 89 (0.80%) Rackspace
17 89 (0.80%) ServiceNow
18 82 (0.73%) Xamarin