Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 28 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 +29
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 14,615 13,327 9,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.14% 7.67% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.02% 8.34% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11,124 10,420 7,598
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,400 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.71% +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 132,595 159,849 158,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.02% 91.96% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 104,054 128,360 129,452
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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 +9 13,639 £63,476 +1.56% 1,494
London +8 7,226 £72,500 +3.57% 727
UK excluding London +14 7,112 £53,400 +1.71% 869
South East +28 2,077 £57,500 +4.55% 173
North of England +7 2,075 £52,500 - 252
North West +6 1,157 £55,000 +3.77% 154
Yorkshire +4 844 £50,000 - 74
South West +19 830 £52,000 +7.22% 97
Midlands +37 778 £52,500 -4.55% 139
East of England +9 580 £55,000 -4.35% 106
Scotland +13 550 £48,004 +6.67% 70
West Midlands +64 518 £52,500 -4.55% 88
East Midlands +5 256 £50,000 -4.76% 50
Wales +4 130 £45,000 - 16
Northern Ireland +23 105 £52,500 +23.53% 16
North East +3 78 £50,000 +5.26% 24
Isle of Man +4 5 £55,000 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7,694 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6,465 (44.24%) Amazon AWS
3 5,229 (35.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4,796 (32.82%) Python
5 4,488 (30.71%) Docker
6 4,403 (30.13%) Linux
7 4,067 (27.83%) Java
8 3,238 (22.16%) Kubernetes
9 3,200 (21.90%) Ansible
10 3,183 (21.78%) Jenkins
11 2,938 (20.10%) JavaScript
12 2,887 (19.75%) SQL
13 2,865 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
14 2,845 (19.47%) Software Engineering
15 2,826 (19.34%) Finance
16 2,706 (18.52%) C#
17 2,623 (17.95%) .NET
18 2,612 (17.87%) Terraform
19 2,554 (17.48%) Git (software)
20 2,363 (16.17%) Microservices
21 2,309 (15.80%) Puppet
22 2,299 (15.73%) Scrum
23 2,290 (15.67%) Microsoft
24 2,088 (14.29%) Windows
25 2,023 (13.84%) Test Automation
26 1,885 (12.90%) TDD
27 1,843 (12.61%) Google Cloud Platform
28 1,824 (12.48%) Opscode Chef
29 1,616 (11.06%) Bash Shell
30 1,613 (11.04%) SQL Server

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
1 557 (3.81%) Apache Spark
2 547 (3.74%) Confluence
3 521 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
4 511 (3.50%) Apache
5 323 (2.21%) IIS
6 290 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 257 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 248 (1.70%) nginx
9 218 (1.49%) OpenStack
10 193 (1.32%) CMS
11 158 (1.08%) JBoss
12 139 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
13 135 (0.92%) WebLogic
14 127 (0.87%) WebSphere
15 106 (0.73%) Apache Pig
16 77 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
17 65 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 55 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 54 (0.37%) Umbraco
20 51 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 107 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.38%) Chatbot
4 33 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 13 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.068%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.055%) Adobe XD
9 8 (0.055%) HipChat
10 4 (0.027%) EngageOne
10 4 (0.027%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.027%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.021%) ArchiCAD
11 3 (0.021%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.021%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.021%) Revit
11 3 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 162 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 26 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 23 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 21 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 17 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.10%) Magento
7 15 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.062%) nopCommerce
9 8 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.055%) MultiChain
9 8 (0.055%) Quorum
9 8 (0.055%) SAP GRC
10 7 (0.048%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.041%) R3 Corda
11 6 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
13 4 (0.027%) Exstream
13 4 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6,465 (44.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5,229 (35.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,843 (12.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 876 (5.99%) SaaS
5 861 (5.89%) PaaS
6 850 (5.82%) Serverless
7 779 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 729 (4.99%) IaaS
9 614 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
10 583 (3.99%) GitHub
11 534 (3.65%) Amazon S3
12 522 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
13 345 (2.36%) Office 365
14 337 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
14 337 (2.31%) OpenShift
15 310 (2.12%) Amazon ECS
16 304 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 287 (1.96%) Power Platform
18 250 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
19 242 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 570 (3.90%) Firewall
2 405 (2.77%) DNS
3 389 (2.66%) TCP/IP
4 245 (1.68%) HTTP
5 236 (1.61%) Internet
6 220 (1.51%) VPN
7 204 (1.40%) Network Security
8 149 (1.02%) DHCP
9 132 (0.90%) SSL
10 123 (0.84%) WAN
11 97 (0.66%) LAN
11 97 (0.66%) SAN
12 83 (0.57%) Wireless
13 78 (0.53%) VLAN
14 57 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (0.35%) MPLS
16 46 (0.31%) HTTPS
17 42 (0.29%) BGP
18 40 (0.27%) NetScaler
19 38 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,613 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 1,030 (7.05%) Big Data
3 887 (6.07%) MySQL
4 856 (5.86%) NoSQL
5 790 (5.41%) MongoDB
6 572 (3.91%) Hadoop
7 539 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 513 (3.51%) Relational Database
9 455 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
10 343 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
11 334 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 299 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 270 (1.85%) Power BI
14 236 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 226 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 210 (1.44%) Redis
17 209 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
18 205 (1.40%) Apache Hive
18 205 (1.40%) Blockchain
18 205 (1.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3,183 (21.78%) Jenkins
2 2,554 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 1,145 (7.83%) JIRA
4 784 (5.36%) TeamCity
5 750 (5.13%) Selenium
6 701 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 599 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 584 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 580 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 576 (3.94%) Maven
11 536 (3.67%) Visual Studio
12 475 (3.25%) GitLab
13 425 (2.91%) Cucumber
14 374 (2.56%) Bitbucket
15 312 (2.13%) Subversion
16 254 (1.74%) Gradle
17 242 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
18 231 (1.58%) JUnit
19 224 (1.53%) Vagrant
20 200 (1.37%) Travis CI
General
1 2,826 (19.34%) Finance
2 878 (6.01%) Banking
3 807 (5.52%) Retail
4 344 (2.35%) Law
5 321 (2.20%) Marketing
6 298 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 267 (1.83%) Games
8 193 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 143 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 139 (0.95%) Advertising
11 135 (0.92%) Legal
12 123 (0.84%) Front Office
13 98 (0.67%) Publishing
14 81 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 69 (0.47%) Billing
16 68 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 68 (0.47%) Local Government
17 66 (0.45%) Back Office
18 57 (0.39%) Electronics
19 54 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,800 (26.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3,570 (24.43%) Developer
3 1,161 (7.94%) Architect
4 1,034 (7.07%) AWS Engineer
5 985 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 911 (6.23%) AWS DevOps
7 834 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
8 776 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
9 773 (5.29%) .NET Developer
10 742 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 736 (5.04%) Senior Developer
12 734 (5.02%) Java Developer
13 692 (4.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 638 (4.37%) C# Developer
15 597 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
16 537 (3.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 535 (3.66%) Software Developer
18 486 (3.33%) Consultant
19 445 (3.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 423 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,623 (17.95%) .NET
2 1,517 (10.38%) Web Services
3 1,386 (9.48%) Node.js
4 1,296 (8.87%) AngularJS
5 1,235 (8.45%) CSS
6 1,232 (8.43%) HTML
7 1,199 (8.20%) React
8 993 (6.79%) ASP.NET
9 888 (6.08%) REST
10 857 (5.86%) Spring
11 851 (5.82%) RESTful
12 672 (4.60%) .NET Framework
13 670 (4.58%) Kafka
14 637 (4.36%) JSON
15 612 (4.19%) .NET Core
16 597 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
17 547 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 497 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
19 453 (3.10%) Spring Boot
20 445 (3.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 794 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
2 764 (5.23%) Public Cloud
3 725 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 592 (4.05%) User Experience
5 539 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 508 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 487 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 436 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
9 405 (2.77%) Cloud Native
10 388 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 283 (1.94%) Algorithms
12 261 (1.79%) Management Information System
13 231 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
14 177 (1.21%) Virtual Team
15 155 (1.06%) Private Cloud
16 152 (1.04%) Hedge funds
17 135 (0.92%) Replication
18 126 (0.86%) Data Structures
19 112 (0.77%) PKI
20 101 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4,403 (30.13%) Linux
2 2,088 (14.29%) Windows
3 932 (6.38%) Unix
4 579 (3.96%) Windows Server
5 413 (2.83%) CentOS
6 387 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 313 (2.14%) Android
8 306 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 201 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 117 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 105 (0.72%) Debian
12 76 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 45 (0.31%) Windows 10
15 40 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 40 (0.27%) Solaris
15 40 (0.27%) SUSE
16 36 (0.25%) AIX
16 36 (0.25%) CoreOS
17 32 (0.22%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,694 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2,865 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
3 2,845 (19.47%) Software Engineering
4 2,363 (16.17%) Microservices
5 2,299 (15.73%) Scrum
6 2,023 (13.84%) Test Automation
7 1,885 (12.90%) TDD
8 1,580 (10.81%) Configuration Management
9 1,534 (10.50%) Open Source
10 1,427 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,420 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
12 1,381 (9.45%) Mentoring
13 1,266 (8.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 1,181 (8.08%) SDLC
15 1,147 (7.85%) Analytics
16 1,046 (7.16%) Fintech
17 1,003 (6.86%) MVC
18 995 (6.81%) BDD
19 870 (5.95%) Deployment Automation
20 855 (5.85%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 4,796 (32.82%) Python
2 4,067 (27.83%) Java
3 2,938 (20.10%) JavaScript
4 2,887 (19.75%) SQL
5 2,706 (18.52%) C#
6 1,616 (11.06%) Bash Shell
7 1,446 (9.89%) PowerShell
8 1,219 (8.34%) Ruby
9 747 (5.11%) C++
10 722 (4.94%) Go
11 665 (4.55%) PHP
12 594 (4.06%) Scala
13 563 (3.85%) Perl
14 524 (3.59%) C
15 430 (2.94%) Shell Script
16 395 (2.70%) Java 8
17 363 (2.48%) T-SQL
18 348 (2.38%) TypeScript
19 233 (1.59%) Groovy
20 196 (1.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,277 (8.74%) Degree
2 639 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 411 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 404 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 254 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 249 (1.70%) AWS Certification
7 167 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 159 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 146 (1.00%) CISSP
10 119 (0.81%) ISEB
11 117 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
12 76 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 73 (0.50%) RHCE
14 69 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 61 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
16 54 (0.37%) CCNA
17 52 (0.36%) Master's Degree
18 51 (0.35%) CCNP
19 45 (0.31%) CEH
20 42 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,059 (7.25%) QA
2 191 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 175 (1.20%) GDPR
4 173 (1.18%) SLA
5 86 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 48 (0.33%) NIST
7 38 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.21%) PMO
9 28 (0.19%) COBIT
10 25 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 23 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 23 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 18 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 18 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 16 (0.11%) NCSC
15 13 (0.089%) MiFID
16 11 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 8 (0.055%) ISO 31000
17 8 (0.055%) PSD2
System Software
1 4,488 (30.71%) Docker
2 498 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 476 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 320 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 247 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 134 (0.92%) vSphere
7 86 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 75 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 71 (0.49%) VirtualBox
10 59 (0.40%) KVM
11 55 (0.38%) XenApp
12 40 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 39 (0.27%) Apache Flume
14 33 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 32 (0.22%) HDFS
15 32 (0.22%) oVirt
15 32 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
16 31 (0.21%) VMware NSX
16 31 (0.21%) Xen
17 30 (0.21%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3,238 (22.16%) Kubernetes
2 3,200 (21.90%) Ansible
3 2,612 (17.87%) Terraform
4 2,309 (15.80%) Puppet
5 1,824 (12.48%) Opscode Chef
6 328 (2.24%) Prometheus
6 328 (2.24%) Salt
7 312 (2.13%) Packer
8 260 (1.78%) Nagios
9 222 (1.52%) Grafana
10 201 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
11 189 (1.29%) Kibana
12 188 (1.29%) Consul
13 107 (0.73%) logstash
14 98 (0.67%) Mesos
15 90 (0.62%) ZABBIX
16 88 (0.60%) Graphite
17 86 (0.59%) Rancher
18 68 (0.47%) Oozie
19 67 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2,290 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 1,232 (8.43%) Google
3 846 (5.79%) Oracle
4 741 (5.07%) VMware
5 509 (3.48%) Red Hat
6 425 (2.91%) Splunk
7 225 (1.54%) IBM
8 218 (1.49%) SAP
9 202 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 186 (1.27%) New Relic
11 179 (1.22%) Cloudera
12 172 (1.18%) Cisco
13 160 (1.09%) AppDynamics
14 134 (0.92%) Citrix
15 130 (0.89%) Databricks
16 122 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
17 113 (0.77%) SaltStack
17 113 (0.77%) Tableau
18 109 (0.75%) Sitecore
19 102 (0.70%) ServiceNow