DevOps
UK

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 2 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 13 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 6,645 18,951 19,942
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.45% 15.12% 15.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.24% 15.80% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4,906 10,884 13,455
10th Percentile £46,144 £44,186 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,751 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +11.57%
75th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £106,987 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 50,205 119,980 123,470
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 94.09% 95.73% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 36,305 73,101 82,277
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,000 £82,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £99,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +4.17%

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 2 December 2023.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 18 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 2 December 2023. 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
Jobs
England -1 5,777 £70,000 - 1,965
UK excluding London -1 3,820 £62,500 - 1,320
Work from Home +1 3,408 £67,500 -3.57% 1,176
London -4 2,383 £82,500 +3.13% 828
North of England -2 1,055 £65,000 - 339
South West +6 729 £62,500 +8.70% 186
South East 0 728 £65,000 - 391
North West -3 568 £65,351 +8.92% 200
Midlands +1 557 £60,000 -4.00% 173
Yorkshire -4 424 £65,000 -3.70% 104
Scotland -6 353 £67,500 +8.00% 88
West Midlands -4 304 £60,000 -4.00% 125
East Midlands +7 255 £62,500 - 47
East of England +2 174 £65,000 -3.70% 95
Wales +2 173 £58,000 -3.33% 63
Northern Ireland +5 74 £70,000 +16.67% 12
North East +10 63 £57,500 -14.81% 37
Channel Islands +5 1 £110,000 +46.67%

DevOps
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 247 (3.72%) Confluence
2 154 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 85 (1.28%) CMS
4 80 (1.20%) Apache
5 58 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 57 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 56 (0.84%) nginx
8 50 (0.75%) IIS
9 47 (0.71%) MS Exchange
10 44 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
11 41 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 26 (0.39%) Jupyter
13 23 (0.35%) Drupal
14 22 (0.33%) Captiva
14 22 (0.33%) FileNet
15 21 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (0.29%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.29%) WordPress
17 18 (0.27%) Jetty
18 17 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 55 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 9 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.090%) Trello
9 4 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.045%) Simulink
11 2 (0.030%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.015%) CANalyzer
12 1 (0.015%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 167 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
3 17 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 11 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 10 (0.15%) Maximo
6 5 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.075%) Endur
7 3 (0.045%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.045%) Magento
7 3 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.045%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.045%) Salesforce CRM
7 3 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.030%) iTrent
8 2 (0.030%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.030%) SAP FI-GL
8 2 (0.030%) Shopify
8 2 (0.030%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.015%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3,950 (59.44%) Azure
2 2,287 (34.42%) AWS
3 2,064 (31.06%) Azure DevOps
4 966 (14.54%) GCP
5 709 (10.67%) Power Platform
6 659 (9.92%) Serverless
7 512 (7.71%) GitHub
8 494 (7.43%) PaaS
9 451 (6.79%) Dynamics 365
10 425 (6.40%) SaaS
11 344 (5.18%) IaaS
12 305 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
13 284 (4.27%) OpenShift
14 269 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
15 178 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
16 172 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
17 170 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
18 165 (2.48%) Entra ID
19 163 (2.45%) Azure Data Factory
20 159 (2.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 177 (2.66%) DNS
2 166 (2.50%) Firewall
3 133 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 105 (1.58%) VPN
5 85 (1.28%) Internet
6 75 (1.13%) HTTP
7 66 (0.99%) Network Security
8 61 (0.92%) DHCP
9 43 (0.65%) WAN
10 31 (0.47%) SSL
11 28 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 28 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 24 (0.36%) NGFW
13 23 (0.35%) LAN
14 21 (0.32%) SAN
15 20 (0.30%) VLAN
16 19 (0.29%) IPv4
16 19 (0.29%) OSPF
17 18 (0.27%) AMQP
18 16 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 379 (5.70%) Power BI
3 260 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 258 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 207 (3.12%) MongoDB
6 192 (2.89%) Big Data
7 186 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
8 180 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 164 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
10 141 (2.12%) Data Lake
11 140 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
12 136 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 136 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 126 (1.90%) MySQL
14 123 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 110 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
16 90 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 87 (1.31%) Redis
18 69 (1.04%) BigQuery
19 66 (0.99%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 997 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 965 (14.52%) Git
3 538 (8.10%) JIRA
4 323 (4.86%) GitLab
5 233 (3.51%) Selenium
6 185 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 142 (2.14%) Bitbucket
8 130 (1.96%) Maven
9 128 (1.93%) Artifactory
10 126 (1.90%) SonarQube
11 123 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 113 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 110 (1.66%) Visual Studio
14 105 (1.58%) Postman
14 105 (1.58%) TeamCity
15 99 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
16 91 (1.37%) Cypress.io
17 75 (1.13%) JUnit
18 70 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
19 68 (1.02%) CircleCI
General
1 1,855 (27.92%) Finance
2 1,320 (19.86%) Social Skills
3 650 (9.78%) Banking
4 446 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
5 376 (5.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 301 (4.53%) Retail
7 216 (3.25%) Public Sector
8 167 (2.51%) Front Office
9 164 (2.47%) Telecoms
10 132 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
11 128 (1.93%) Law
12 111 (1.67%) Marketing
13 103 (1.55%) Influencing Skills
14 101 (1.52%) Legal
15 90 (1.35%) Manufacturing
16 80 (1.20%) Investment Banking
17 71 (1.07%) Financial Institution
18 66 (0.99%) Aerospace
19 65 (0.98%) Retail Banking
20 61 (0.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,484 (22.33%) Developer
2 1,405 (21.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,223 (18.40%) Senior
4 758 (11.41%) Lead
5 753 (11.33%) Architect
6 601 (9.04%) Software Engineer
7 458 (6.89%) Solutions Architect
8 382 (5.75%) Azure Engineer
9 373 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
10 371 (5.58%) .NET Developer
11 335 (5.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 331 (4.98%) Senior Developer
13 317 (4.77%) Cloud Engineer
14 290 (4.36%) Analyst
15 285 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
16 245 (3.69%) Data Engineer
17 244 (3.67%) AWS DevOps
18 224 (3.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 218 (3.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 185 (2.78%) Dynamics 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,246 (18.75%) .NET
2 687 (10.34%) React
3 611 (9.19%) AngularJS
4 544 (8.19%) HTML
5 505 (7.60%) CSS
6 410 (6.17%) Node.js
7 381 (5.73%) REST
8 346 (5.21%) ASP.NET
9 338 (5.09%) .NET Core
10 309 (4.65%) .NET Framework
11 298 (4.48%) JSON
12 255 (3.84%) RESTful
13 254 (3.82%) Spring
14 242 (3.64%) Kafka
15 213 (3.21%) Vue
16 193 (2.90%) Web Services
17 190 (2.86%) YAML
18 170 (2.56%) Spring Boot
19 164 (2.47%) ARM Templates
20 156 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 416 (6.26%) Public Cloud
2 339 (5.10%) Cloud Native
3 318 (4.79%) Product Ownership
4 199 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 177 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
6 149 (2.24%) Data Centre
7 137 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 131 (1.97%) Distributed Systems
9 122 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 118 (1.78%) Derivative
11 100 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 95 (1.43%) Hedge funds
13 93 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 92 (1.38%) Virtual Team
15 89 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
16 81 (1.22%) Mobile App
17 80 (1.20%) Onboarding
18 79 (1.19%) Fixed Income
19 78 (1.17%) Low-Code
20 73 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,029 (15.49%) Linux
2 582 (8.76%) Windows
3 270 (4.06%) Unix
4 233 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 118 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (0.74%) Android
7 41 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 40 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 37 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 31 (0.47%) Solaris
11 29 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
12 28 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 26 (0.39%) CentOS
13 26 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (0.38%) Debian
15 23 (0.35%) HPUX
16 22 (0.33%) VMS
17 13 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.18%) AIX
19 11 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,423 (51.51%) Agile
2 2,360 (35.52%) CI/CD
3 1,308 (19.68%) Software Engineering
4 1,254 (18.87%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1,097 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
6 963 (14.49%) Microservices
7 958 (14.42%) Mentoring
8 797 (11.99%) Containerisation
9 786 (11.83%) Actionable Insight
10 769 (11.57%) Scrum
11 761 (11.45%) Test Automation
12 680 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
13 567 (8.53%) TDD
14 546 (8.22%) Full Stack Development
15 532 (8.01%) Roadmaps
16 502 (7.55%) SDLC
17 501 (7.54%) Analytics
18 478 (7.19%) Computer Science
19 427 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
19 427 (6.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,867 (28.10%) Python
2 1,417 (21.32%) SQL
3 1,303 (19.61%) C#
4 1,285 (19.34%) JavaScript
5 1,274 (19.17%) Java
6 880 (13.24%) PowerShell
7 793 (11.93%) Bash
8 471 (7.09%) TypeScript
9 324 (4.88%) Go
10 251 (3.78%) Ruby
11 203 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 194 (2.92%) Perl
13 176 (2.65%) C++
14 141 (2.12%) PHP
15 137 (2.06%) Bicep
16 119 (1.79%) Shell Script
17 106 (1.60%) Groovy
18 74 (1.11%) C
18 74 (1.11%) Kotlin
19 64 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 908 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 879 (13.23%) Degree
3 614 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 368 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 203 (3.05%) Azure Certification
6 156 (2.35%) AWS Certification
7 138 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 128 (1.93%) TOGAF Certification
9 113 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 83 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 68 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 54 (0.81%) ISTQB
13 50 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
14 40 (0.60%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
14 40 (0.60%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
15 33 (0.50%) ISEB
16 29 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (0.41%) CCNA
17 27 (0.41%) CISSP
18 21 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 589 (8.86%) QA
2 117 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 88 (1.32%) Accessibility
4 76 (1.14%) GDPR
5 69 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (0.75%) SLA
7 48 (0.72%) PMO
8 28 (0.42%) NIST
9 23 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.27%) NCSC
11 14 (0.21%) COBIT
12 10 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (0.14%) SOC 2
14 8 (0.12%) WCAG
15 7 (0.11%) Software Quality Assurance
16 6 (0.090%) GAAP
16 6 (0.090%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.090%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.075%) DO-178B
17 5 (0.075%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1,552 (23.36%) Docker
2 356 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 184 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 75 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 56 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 38 (0.57%) vSphere
8 34 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.24%) Firmware
10 9 (0.14%) KVM
11 7 (0.11%) Ceph
11 7 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.060%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.060%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.045%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.045%) IAG
13 3 (0.045%) NFS
13 3 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.045%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,845 (27.77%) Kubernetes
2 1,695 (25.51%) Terraform
3 878 (13.21%) Ansible
4 259 (3.90%) Puppet
5 196 (2.95%) Grafana
6 169 (2.54%) Prometheus
7 132 (1.99%) Progress Chef
8 61 (0.92%) Packer
9 60 (0.90%) Istio
10 56 (0.84%) Argo
10 56 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 53 (0.80%) Rancher
12 50 (0.75%) SCCM
13 44 (0.66%) Nagios
14 42 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 36 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
16 34 (0.51%) Kibana
17 25 (0.38%) SCOM
18 22 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
19 17 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,475 (22.20%) Microsoft
2 347 (5.22%) Oracle
3 314 (4.73%) Google
4 257 (3.87%) VMware
5 152 (2.29%) Databricks
6 146 (2.20%) ServiceNow
7 140 (2.11%) Splunk
8 134 (2.02%) IBM
9 114 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 92 (1.38%) SAP
11 86 (1.29%) Cisco
12 85 (1.28%) Atlassian
13 75 (1.13%) Citrix
14 58 (0.87%) HP
15 56 (0.84%) New Relic
16 48 (0.72%) Salesforce
16 48 (0.72%) TOWER Software
17 38 (0.57%) Fortinet
18 37 (0.56%) Dynatrace
18 37 (0.56%) Remedy