Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 39 72
Rank change year-on-year +15 +33 +57
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,607 10,766 7,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 6.17% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.07% 6.74% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,560 8,554 6,585
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £89,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 150,018 159,708 172,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119,346 125,959 143,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 October 2018.

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 October 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 +15 12,911 £62,500 +4.17% 2,260
London +10 7,304 £70,000 +3.70% 1,131
UK excluding London +27 6,120 £52,500 - 1,273
North of England +31 2,032 £50,000 - 362
South East +18 1,638 £55,000 - 313
North West +24 1,120 £52,500 +5.00% 188
Yorkshire +36 817 £50,000 - 135
East of England +43 718 £57,500 +4.55% 131
South West +26 643 £50,000 - 160
Midlands +39 553 £55,000 +4.76% 163
Scotland +21 353 £47,500 -5.00% 90
West Midlands +50 351 £57,500 +9.52% 106
East Midlands +11 200 £50,000 -4.76% 55
Wales +27 188 £50,000 +8.11% 34
North East +17 136 £51,250 +2.50% 39
Northern Ireland +19 26 £60,000 +50.00% 20

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7,425 (54.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6,093 (44.78%) Amazon AWS
3 4,770 (35.06%) Linux
4 4,244 (31.19%) Python
5 4,236 (31.13%) Docker
6 4,111 (30.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 3,986 (29.29%) Java
8 3,577 (26.29%) Jenkins
9 3,425 (25.17%) Ansible
10 3,227 (23.72%) Continuous Integration
11 2,894 (21.27%) Puppet
12 2,731 (20.07%) Finance
13 2,605 (19.14%) SQL
14 2,516 (18.49%) JavaScript
15 2,477 (18.20%) Microservices
16 2,473 (18.17%) Git (software)
17 2,424 (17.81%) Kubernetes
18 2,384 (17.52%) Scrum
19 2,369 (17.41%) Opscode Chef
20 2,359 (17.34%) Software Engineering
21 2,214 (16.27%) C#
22 2,110 (15.51%) TDD
23 2,067 (15.19%) Windows
24 2,032 (14.93%) .NET
25 1,889 (13.88%) Terraform
26 1,744 (12.82%) Configuration Management
27 1,722 (12.66%) Bash Shell
28 1,710 (12.57%) Test Automation
29 1,708 (12.55%) Microsoft
30 1,601 (11.77%) Web Services

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
1 711 (5.23%) Apache
2 640 (4.70%) Confluence
3 622 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
4 409 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 378 (2.78%) Apache Spark
6 333 (2.45%) IIS
7 294 (2.16%) OpenStack
8 290 (2.13%) CMS
9 266 (1.95%) nginx
10 210 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 197 (1.45%) JBoss
12 191 (1.40%) SharePoint
13 166 (1.22%) WebSphere
14 134 (0.98%) WebLogic
15 116 (0.85%) Apache Solr
16 111 (0.82%) EPiServer
17 108 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
18 98 (0.72%) MS Exchange
19 77 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 72 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 95 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 42 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 16 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.073%) Mingle
10 9 (0.066%) Camtasia
11 8 (0.059%) HipChat
12 5 (0.037%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.029%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.022%) GIMP
14 3 (0.022%) Stata
15 2 (0.015%) InVision
15 2 (0.015%) Snapchat
16 1 (0.007%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.007%) Houdini
16 1 (0.007%) Weka
Business Applications
1 86 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
2 66 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 52 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
4 48 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 43 (0.32%) Eloqua
6 39 (0.29%) Magento
7 22 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 22 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
7 22 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 20 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.13%) Front Arena
10 16 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
10 16 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
11 14 (0.10%) Actimize
12 10 (0.073%) Markit EDM
12 10 (0.073%) SAP ERP
13 9 (0.066%) Documaker
13 9 (0.066%) SAP GRC
14 7 (0.051%) ION MarketView
14 7 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6,093 (44.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4,111 (30.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,287 (9.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 836 (6.14%) PaaS
5 796 (5.85%) SaaS
6 747 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 600 (4.41%) IaaS
8 580 (4.26%) GitHub
9 511 (3.76%) Serverless
10 510 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
11 504 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
12 423 (3.11%) Amazon S3
13 352 (2.59%) Office 365
14 315 (2.31%) OpenShift
15 249 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
16 245 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 176 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 170 (1.25%) npm
19 163 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
20 154 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 704 (5.17%) Firewall
2 536 (3.94%) DNS
3 376 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 288 (2.12%) HTTP
5 243 (1.79%) VPN
6 237 (1.74%) Internet
7 216 (1.59%) DHCP
8 151 (1.11%) Network Security
9 149 (1.10%) SSL
10 106 (0.78%) LAN
11 100 (0.73%) WAN
12 96 (0.71%) SAN
13 72 (0.53%) VLAN
14 69 (0.51%) SSH
15 65 (0.48%) Skype
16 59 (0.43%) BGP
17 58 (0.43%) VoIP
18 54 (0.40%) SMTP
19 52 (0.38%) SNMP
20 49 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,330 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 1,152 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 897 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 878 (6.45%) MySQL
5 829 (6.09%) Big Data
6 603 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 480 (3.53%) Hadoop
8 461 (3.39%) Relational Database
9 402 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
10 360 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 255 (1.87%) Redis
12 237 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
13 221 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 221 (1.62%) Blockchain
14 202 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 152 (1.12%) Oracle Database
16 139 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 138 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 120 (0.88%) Neo4j
19 111 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3,577 (26.29%) Jenkins
2 2,473 (18.17%) Git (software)
3 1,387 (10.19%) JIRA
4 1,066 (7.83%) TeamCity
5 883 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 831 (6.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 820 (6.03%) Maven
8 677 (4.98%) Selenium
9 635 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 568 (4.17%) Subversion
11 459 (3.37%) Visual Studio
12 403 (2.96%) Vagrant
13 354 (2.60%) Cucumber
14 317 (2.33%) Bitbucket
15 303 (2.23%) Gradle
16 294 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
17 293 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
18 281 (2.07%) JUnit
19 267 (1.96%) GitLab
20 219 (1.61%) gulp
General
1 2,731 (20.07%) Finance
2 848 (6.23%) Banking
3 625 (4.59%) Retail
4 440 (3.23%) Marketing
5 378 (2.78%) Games
6 311 (2.29%) Law
7 224 (1.65%) Advertising
8 193 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 187 (1.37%) Front Office
10 162 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 152 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 116 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 93 (0.68%) Back Office
14 83 (0.61%) Electronics
14 83 (0.61%) Legal
14 83 (0.61%) Publishing
15 55 (0.40%) Automotive
16 44 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 43 (0.32%) Billing
18 42 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 3,986 (29.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,201 (23.52%) Developer
3 1,012 (7.44%) Java Developer
4 1,002 (7.36%) Architect
5 788 (5.79%) Senior Developer
6 786 (5.78%) AWS Engineer
7 781 (5.74%) AWS DevOps
8 701 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
8 701 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
9 669 (4.92%) Software Engineer
10 608 (4.47%) .NET Developer
11 601 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 598 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
13 592 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 585 (4.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 499 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 485 (3.56%) C# Developer
17 441 (3.24%) Consultant
18 422 (3.10%) Lead DevOps
19 415 (3.05%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,032 (14.93%) .NET
2 1,601 (11.77%) Web Services
3 1,312 (9.64%) AngularJS
4 1,264 (9.29%) Node.js
5 1,255 (9.22%) HTML
6 1,110 (8.16%) REST
7 1,077 (7.92%) CSS
8 1,071 (7.87%) Spring
9 1,007 (7.40%) React
10 827 (6.08%) RESTful
11 645 (4.74%) ASP.NET
12 641 (4.71%) HTML5
13 525 (3.86%) Spring Boot
14 455 (3.34%) Kafka
15 438 (3.22%) JSON
16 419 (3.08%) CSS3
17 402 (2.95%) jQuery
18 399 (2.93%) SOAP
19 384 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
20 362 (2.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 807 (5.93%) Fintech
2 802 (5.89%) Computer Science
3 729 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
4 628 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 553 (4.06%) User Experience
6 527 (3.87%) Data Centre
7 515 (3.78%) Public Cloud
8 436 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
9 384 (2.82%) Mobile App
10 362 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
11 297 (2.18%) Cloud Native
12 250 (1.84%) Private Cloud
13 240 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 229 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
15 222 (1.63%) Management Information System
16 172 (1.26%) Hedge funds
17 166 (1.22%) Virtual Team
18 160 (1.18%) Algorithms
19 125 (0.92%) Blog
20 122 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,770 (35.06%) Linux
2 2,067 (15.19%) Windows
3 962 (7.07%) Unix
4 602 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 598 (4.39%) CentOS
6 562 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 353 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 231 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 215 (1.58%) Android
10 186 (1.37%) Debian
11 176 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 149 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 137 (1.01%) Windows 10
14 68 (0.50%) CoreOS
15 54 (0.40%) VMS
16 49 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 45 (0.33%) Fedora
18 42 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (0.30%) Windows 7
20 36 (0.26%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,425 (54.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3,227 (23.72%) Continuous Integration
3 2,477 (18.20%) Microservices
4 2,384 (17.52%) Scrum
5 2,359 (17.34%) Software Engineering
6 2,110 (15.51%) TDD
7 1,744 (12.82%) Configuration Management
8 1,710 (12.57%) Test Automation
9 1,534 (11.27%) Open Source
10 1,454 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
11 1,434 (10.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 1,175 (8.64%) BDD
13 1,034 (7.60%) Mentoring
14 862 (6.33%) Deployment Automation
15 841 (6.18%) SDLC
16 838 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 810 (5.95%) MVC
18 797 (5.86%) Analytics
19 737 (5.42%) E-Commerce
20 699 (5.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4,244 (31.19%) Python
2 3,986 (29.29%) Java
3 2,605 (19.14%) SQL
4 2,516 (18.49%) JavaScript
5 2,214 (16.27%) C#
6 1,722 (12.66%) Bash Shell
7 1,465 (10.77%) PowerShell
8 1,416 (10.41%) Ruby
9 770 (5.66%) PHP
10 768 (5.64%) Perl
11 692 (5.09%) Go
12 672 (4.94%) C++
13 585 (4.30%) Java 8
14 514 (3.78%) Scala
15 447 (3.29%) Shell Script
16 384 (2.82%) C
17 284 (2.09%) T-SQL
18 223 (1.64%) ES6
19 193 (1.42%) TypeScript
20 148 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,468 (10.79%) Degree
2 433 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 406 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 254 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 197 (1.45%) AWS Certification
6 186 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 133 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 128 (0.94%) Master's Degree
9 107 (0.79%) CISSP
10 98 (0.72%) RHCE
11 80 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
12 69 (0.51%) ISTQB
13 68 (0.50%) MCSE
13 68 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
14 67 (0.49%) RHCSA
15 65 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
16 54 (0.40%) MCSA
17 52 (0.38%) CCNA
18 46 (0.34%) CISM
18 46 (0.34%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 966 (7.10%) QA
2 123 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 122 (0.90%) SLA
4 93 (0.68%) GDPR
5 89 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 66 (0.49%) PMO
7 32 (0.24%) COBIT
8 28 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 17 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.059%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.059%) PSD2
13 7 (0.051%) PA-DSS
14 6 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 5 (0.037%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.029%) GxP
16 4 (0.029%) ISO 22301
16 4 (0.029%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 4,236 (31.13%) Docker
2 667 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 610 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 364 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 264 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 144 (1.06%) vSphere
7 117 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 97 (0.71%) VirtualBox
9 81 (0.60%) KVM
9 81 (0.60%) Xen
10 47 (0.35%) Varnish
11 44 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 43 (0.32%) HDFS
12 43 (0.32%) XenServer
13 41 (0.30%) oVirt
14 39 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 38 (0.28%) XenApp
16 34 (0.25%) NFS
17 33 (0.24%) RHEV
18 31 (0.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3,425 (25.17%) Ansible
2 2,894 (21.27%) Puppet
3 2,424 (17.81%) Kubernetes
4 2,369 (17.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1,889 (13.88%) Terraform
6 456 (3.35%) Salt
7 332 (2.44%) Nagios
8 319 (2.34%) Packer
9 296 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
10 265 (1.95%) ZABBIX
11 227 (1.67%) Grafana
12 222 (1.63%) Consul
13 208 (1.53%) Prometheus
14 196 (1.44%) Kibana
15 189 (1.39%) Graphite
16 137 (1.01%) SCCM
17 111 (0.82%) Mesos
18 96 (0.71%) Rancher
19 87 (0.64%) logstash
20 86 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,708 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 1,122 (8.25%) Google
3 945 (6.94%) VMware
4 841 (6.18%) Oracle
5 816 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 408 (3.00%) Splunk
7 330 (2.43%) Atlassian
8 315 (2.31%) New Relic
9 267 (1.96%) IBM
10 263 (1.93%) SAP
11 242 (1.78%) Cisco
12 187 (1.37%) AppDynamics
13 176 (1.29%) Citrix
14 138 (1.01%) Sitecore
15 134 (0.98%) SaltStack
16 132 (0.97%) ServiceNow
17 112 (0.82%) hybris
18 110 (0.81%) Adobe
19 109 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
20 104 (0.76%) HP