Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 48 79
Rank change year-on-year +20 +31 +70
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,208 9,432 7,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.66% 5.47% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.44% 6.04% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,348 7,527 5,984
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -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 156,442 156,194 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.63% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,751 127,200 150,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 17 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 20 June 2018. 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 +18 12,491 £62,500 +4.17% 1,829
London +5 6,896 £70,000 +7.69% 946
UK excluding London +37 6,126 £52,500 +5.00% 983
North of England +28 1,990 £52,500 +10.53% 335
South East +16 1,532 £55,000 +4.76% 226
North West +27 1,104 £55,000 +10.00% 212
East of England +38 814 £57,500 +4.55% 120
Yorkshire +35 785 £50,000 - 101
South West +34 653 £47,500 +5.56% 98
Midlands +53 588 £55,000 +10.00% 102
Scotland +47 413 £45,000 -10.00% 63
East Midlands +46 305 £52,500 - 46
West Midlands +66 282 £55,000 +15.79% 56
Wales +30 139 £45,000 -5.26% 23
North East +8 101 £48,750 +39.29% 22
Northern Ireland +23 19 £42,500 -22.73% 15
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 7,014 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6,038 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5,085 (38.50%) Linux
4 4,147 (31.40%) Python
5 3,980 (30.13%) Java
6 3,823 (28.94%) Docker
7 3,750 (28.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 3,565 (26.99%) Jenkins
9 3,417 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
10 3,329 (25.20%) Ansible
11 3,070 (23.24%) Puppet
12 2,713 (20.54%) Finance
13 2,627 (19.89%) Opscode Chef
14 2,448 (18.53%) JavaScript
15 2,447 (18.53%) SQL
16 2,398 (18.16%) Software Engineering
17 2,388 (18.08%) Windows
18 2,313 (17.51%) Microservices
19 2,279 (17.25%) Git (software)
20 2,218 (16.79%) Scrum
21 2,153 (16.30%) C#
22 2,135 (16.16%) TDD
23 2,064 (15.63%) .NET
24 1,937 (14.67%) Kubernetes
25 1,902 (14.40%) Configuration Management
26 1,728 (13.08%) Terraform
27 1,712 (12.96%) Web Services
28 1,685 (12.76%) Bash Shell
29 1,661 (12.58%) Test Automation
30 1,651 (12.50%) Microsoft

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
1 686 (5.19%) Apache
2 658 (4.98%) Elasticsearch
3 595 (4.50%) Confluence
4 501 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 382 (2.89%) Apache Spark
6 372 (2.82%) IIS
7 346 (2.62%) OpenStack
8 316 (2.39%) nginx
9 277 (2.10%) CMS
10 215 (1.63%) JBoss
11 202 (1.53%) SharePoint
12 187 (1.42%) WebSphere
13 139 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
14 137 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 121 (0.92%) WebLogic
16 98 (0.74%) EPiServer
17 89 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
18 84 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 81 (0.61%) Mule
20 69 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 79 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.098%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.068%) HipChat
8 8 (0.061%) Mingle
9 6 (0.045%) GIMP
10 5 (0.038%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.023%) Stata
13 2 (0.015%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.008%) Blender
14 1 (0.008%) InDesign
14 1 (0.008%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.008%) Weka
Business Applications
1 70 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
2 59 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 57 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 52 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
5 42 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
5 42 (0.32%) Front Arena
5 42 (0.32%) thinkFolio
6 37 (0.28%) Eloqua
7 31 (0.23%) Magento
8 30 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 19 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 17 (0.13%) Documaker
11 16 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
11 16 (0.12%) MetaTrader
12 14 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
13 11 (0.083%) Adobe Campaign
13 11 (0.083%) Markit EDM
14 9 (0.068%) NetSuite
15 8 (0.061%) R3 Corda
16 7 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6,038 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3,750 (28.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 957 (7.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 859 (6.50%) SaaS
5 744 (5.63%) PaaS
6 704 (5.33%) IaaS
7 693 (5.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 578 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
9 573 (4.34%) GitHub
10 460 (3.48%) Serverless
11 442 (3.35%) Amazon S3
12 394 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
13 279 (2.11%) OpenShift
14 277 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 248 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
16 218 (1.65%) Office 365
17 199 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 171 (1.29%) npm
19 140 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
20 138 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 591 (4.47%) DNS
2 550 (4.16%) Firewall
3 457 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 339 (2.57%) HTTP
5 271 (2.05%) Internet
6 268 (2.03%) VPN
7 204 (1.54%) DHCP
8 184 (1.39%) SSL
9 172 (1.30%) Network Security
10 148 (1.12%) SAN
11 140 (1.06%) WAN
12 136 (1.03%) LAN
13 74 (0.56%) SSH
14 70 (0.53%) SMTP
15 61 (0.46%) SMS
16 60 (0.45%) MPLS
17 57 (0.43%) IPsec
18 56 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
18 56 (0.42%) SNMP
19 53 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,291 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 1,133 (8.58%) NoSQL
3 1,005 (7.61%) MySQL
4 897 (6.79%) Big Data
5 829 (6.28%) MongoDB
6 647 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
7 521 (3.94%) Relational Database
8 500 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 438 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 346 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
11 319 (2.42%) Redis
12 217 (1.64%) RDBMS
13 216 (1.64%) Blockchain
14 191 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 169 (1.28%) Neo4j
16 145 (1.10%) Oracle Database
17 141 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
18 134 (1.01%) Apache Hive
19 118 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 116 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3,565 (26.99%) Jenkins
2 2,279 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 1,250 (9.46%) JIRA
4 1,063 (8.05%) TeamCity
5 825 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 774 (5.86%) Maven
7 758 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 678 (5.13%) Selenium
9 646 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 524 (3.97%) Subversion
11 446 (3.38%) Vagrant
12 395 (2.99%) Visual Studio
13 364 (2.76%) Cucumber
14 307 (2.32%) JUnit
15 304 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
15 304 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
16 301 (2.28%) Bitbucket
17 299 (2.26%) Gradle
18 215 (1.63%) gulp
19 209 (1.58%) GoCD
General
1 2,713 (20.54%) Finance
2 804 (6.09%) Banking
3 793 (6.00%) Retail
4 408 (3.09%) Games
5 396 (3.00%) Marketing
6 296 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 231 (1.75%) Advertising
8 228 (1.73%) Law
9 202 (1.53%) Front Office
10 164 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 132 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 103 (0.78%) Back Office
13 93 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 93 (0.70%) Publishing
14 85 (0.64%) Legal
15 79 (0.60%) Electronics
16 43 (0.33%) Billing
17 33 (0.25%) Automotive
18 28 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 24 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,880 (29.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,069 (23.24%) Developer
3 939 (7.11%) Architect
4 914 (6.92%) Java Developer
5 872 (6.60%) AWS DevOps
6 850 (6.44%) AWS Engineer
7 725 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
8 707 (5.35%) Software Engineer
9 701 (5.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 698 (5.28%) Senior Developer
11 687 (5.20%) Senior DevOps
12 637 (4.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 636 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
14 581 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 568 (4.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 567 (4.29%) .NET Developer
17 542 (4.10%) Consultant
18 466 (3.53%) Java Engineer
19 417 (3.16%) C# Developer
20 400 (3.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,064 (15.63%) .NET
2 1,712 (12.96%) Web Services
3 1,277 (9.67%) HTML
4 1,273 (9.64%) AngularJS
5 1,126 (8.53%) Node.js
6 1,061 (8.03%) CSS
7 1,047 (7.93%) REST
8 959 (7.26%) React
9 940 (7.12%) Spring
10 895 (6.78%) RESTful
11 660 (5.00%) ASP.NET
12 564 (4.27%) HTML5
13 472 (3.57%) JSON
14 452 (3.42%) Spring Boot
15 427 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 398 (3.01%) Kafka
17 395 (2.99%) XML
18 392 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 389 (2.95%) .NET Framework
19 389 (2.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 783 (5.93%) Computer Science
2 739 (5.60%) Fintech
3 640 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 617 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 557 (4.22%) Public Cloud
6 537 (4.07%) User Experience
7 488 (3.69%) Data Centre
8 371 (2.81%) Mobile App
9 359 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
10 318 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
11 317 (2.40%) Private Cloud
12 265 (2.01%) Management Information System
13 249 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
14 161 (1.22%) Cloud Native
15 148 (1.12%) Algorithms
16 145 (1.10%) Hedge funds
16 145 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
16 145 (1.10%) Virtual Team
17 134 (1.01%) Clustering
18 120 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5,085 (38.50%) Linux
2 2,388 (18.08%) Windows
3 1,037 (7.85%) Unix
4 654 (4.95%) Windows Server
5 530 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 509 (3.85%) CentOS
7 321 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 272 (2.06%) Android
9 206 (1.56%) Apple iOS
10 171 (1.29%) Debian
11 161 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 148 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 86 (0.65%) Solaris
14 80 (0.61%) CoreOS
15 77 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 61 (0.46%) Mac OS
17 57 (0.43%) VMS
18 44 (0.33%) Windows 10
19 34 (0.26%) AIX
20 33 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,014 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3,417 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
3 2,398 (18.16%) Software Engineering
4 2,313 (17.51%) Microservices
5 2,218 (16.79%) Scrum
6 2,135 (16.16%) TDD
7 1,902 (14.40%) Configuration Management
8 1,661 (12.58%) Test Automation
9 1,461 (11.06%) Open Source
10 1,346 (10.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,335 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
12 1,137 (8.61%) BDD
13 979 (7.41%) MVC
14 962 (7.28%) Deployment Automation
15 895 (6.78%) E-Commerce
16 873 (6.61%) Mentoring
17 866 (6.56%) SDLC
18 782 (5.92%) ITIL
19 737 (5.58%) Continuous Deployment
20 720 (5.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4,147 (31.40%) Python
2 3,980 (30.13%) Java
3 2,448 (18.53%) JavaScript
4 2,447 (18.53%) SQL
5 2,153 (16.30%) C#
6 1,685 (12.76%) Bash Shell
7 1,604 (12.14%) Ruby
8 1,547 (11.71%) PowerShell
9 811 (6.14%) PHP
10 766 (5.80%) Perl
11 609 (4.61%) Java 8
12 598 (4.53%) C++
13 579 (4.38%) Scala
14 494 (3.74%) Go
15 474 (3.59%) Shell Script
16 373 (2.82%) C
17 249 (1.89%) T-SQL
18 187 (1.42%) ES6
19 181 (1.37%) Groovy
20 169 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,336 (10.12%) Degree
2 420 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 377 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 339 (2.57%) AWS Certification
5 228 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 198 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 143 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 140 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 140 (1.06%) MCSE
9 96 (0.73%) CISSP
10 92 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 90 (0.68%) MCSA
12 67 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 67 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 57 (0.43%) CISM
14 53 (0.40%) SAFe Agilist
15 52 (0.39%) RHCE
16 51 (0.39%) MCITP
17 50 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
18 48 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 924 (7.00%) QA
2 430 (3.26%) GCP
3 162 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 154 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 127 (0.96%) SLA
6 79 (0.60%) GDPR
7 44 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.26%) COBIT
9 31 (0.23%) PMO
10 25 (0.19%) PSD2
11 22 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 15 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (0.091%) PA-DSS
15 7 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.053%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.045%) SEPA
17 5 (0.038%) HIPAA
17 5 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3,823 (28.94%) Docker
2 667 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 600 (4.54%) Active Directory
4 311 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 264 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 152 (1.15%) vSphere
7 144 (1.09%) VirtualBox
8 137 (1.04%) Xen
9 121 (0.92%) KVM
10 98 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 56 (0.42%) HDFS
12 53 (0.40%) Apache Flume
13 45 (0.34%) LXC
13 45 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
14 44 (0.33%) XenServer
15 43 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
16 42 (0.32%) VMware NSX
17 37 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 33 (0.25%) Samba
19 30 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3,329 (25.20%) Ansible
2 3,070 (23.24%) Puppet
3 2,627 (19.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1,937 (14.67%) Kubernetes
5 1,728 (13.08%) Terraform
6 437 (3.31%) Nagios
7 329 (2.49%) Salt
8 293 (2.22%) Packer
9 247 (1.87%) Kibana
10 211 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
11 180 (1.36%) ZABBIX
12 171 (1.29%) Consul
13 145 (1.10%) Prometheus
14 125 (0.95%) logstash
15 118 (0.89%) Grafana
16 104 (0.79%) Graphite
17 102 (0.77%) Rancher
18 99 (0.75%) Mesos
19 95 (0.72%) Rundeck
20 87 (0.66%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,651 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1,067 (8.08%) VMware
3 1,059 (8.02%) Google
4 873 (6.61%) Oracle
5 661 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 533 (4.04%) Splunk
7 315 (2.38%) IBM
8 308 (2.33%) New Relic
9 298 (2.26%) Cisco
10 258 (1.95%) AppDynamics
11 249 (1.89%) Atlassian
12 242 (1.83%) SAP
13 172 (1.30%) Citrix
14 168 (1.27%) WorldPay
15 159 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
16 152 (1.15%) ServiceNow
17 143 (1.08%) SaltStack
18 123 (0.93%) hybris
19 112 (0.85%) Sitecore
20 102 (0.77%) HP