Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 33 61
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28 +55
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,133 11,143 8,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.71% 6.48% 4.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 7.06% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,227 8,975 6,702
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 138,253 157,812 160,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.80% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,025 127,041 132,889
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,979 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +10 12,398 £64,000 +2.40% 2,423
London +7 6,965 £70,000 - 1,249
UK excluding London +21 5,953 £55,000 +4.76% 1,300
North of England +17 1,839 £52,500 +5.00% 421
South East +27 1,734 £55,000 - 299
North West +7 989 £55,000 +10.00% 196
Yorkshire +25 758 £50,000 -4.76% 175
East of England +23 619 £58,000 -3.33% 118
South West +13 600 £52,500 +5.00% 150
Midlands +41 596 £53,000 -3.64% 188
West Midlands +72 372 £54,000 -1.82% 122
Scotland +10 354 £45,000 -14.29% 67
East Midlands -7 222 £52,500 -4.55% 66
Wales +25 186 £52,500 +23.53% 36
North East +26 134 £55,000 +10.00% 50
Northern Ireland -1 45 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 7,116 (54.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5,827 (44.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4,419 (33.65%) Linux
4 4,286 (32.64%) Python
5 4,181 (31.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 4,018 (30.59%) Docker
7 3,777 (28.76%) Java
8 3,243 (24.69%) Jenkins
9 3,226 (24.56%) Ansible
10 2,933 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
11 2,603 (19.82%) Puppet
12 2,557 (19.47%) Finance
13 2,537 (19.32%) Kubernetes
14 2,442 (18.59%) SQL
15 2,356 (17.94%) JavaScript
16 2,352 (17.91%) Git (software)
17 2,252 (17.15%) C#
18 2,137 (16.27%) Software Engineering
19 2,122 (16.16%) Scrum
20 2,085 (15.88%) Microservices
21 2,053 (15.63%) .NET
22 2,016 (15.35%) Opscode Chef
23 2,001 (15.24%) Terraform
24 1,955 (14.89%) Windows
25 1,831 (13.94%) TDD
26 1,732 (13.19%) Microsoft
27 1,722 (13.11%) Test Automation
28 1,710 (13.02%) Bash Shell
29 1,703 (12.97%) Configuration Management
30 1,553 (11.83%) 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
1 700 (5.33%) Apache
2 598 (4.55%) Confluence
3 542 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
4 461 (3.51%) Apache Spark
5 347 (2.64%) IIS
6 337 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 271 (2.06%) nginx
8 208 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 192 (1.46%) OpenStack
10 177 (1.35%) CMS
11 176 (1.34%) WebSphere
12 169 (1.29%) JBoss
13 148 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
14 130 (0.99%) MS Exchange
15 109 (0.83%) WebLogic
16 108 (0.82%) Apache Solr
17 76 (0.58%) Drupal
18 71 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
19 59 (0.45%) Mule
19 59 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 102 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 47 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 27 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.053%) HipChat
10 5 (0.038%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.030%) Mingle
11 4 (0.030%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.023%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.015%) Snapchat
13 2 (0.015%) SPSS
14 1 (0.008%) ArchiCAD
14 1 (0.008%) InVision
14 1 (0.008%) Maya
14 1 (0.008%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 82 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
2 52 (0.40%) Magento
3 48 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 46 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 44 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
6 23 (0.18%) Actimize
7 19 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 17 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
10 11 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.084%) SAP ERP
11 10 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
12 9 (0.069%) SAP GRC
13 7 (0.053%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 6 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
14 6 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
14 6 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
15 5 (0.038%) Eagle PACE
16 4 (0.030%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5,827 (44.37%) Amazon AWS
2 4,181 (31.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,436 (10.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 771 (5.87%) SaaS
5 761 (5.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 729 (5.55%) PaaS
7 556 (4.23%) GitHub
8 530 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
9 499 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
9 499 (3.80%) IaaS
10 479 (3.65%) Serverless
11 444 (3.38%) Amazon S3
12 358 (2.73%) Office 365
13 321 (2.44%) OpenShift
14 306 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 270 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
16 196 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
17 172 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 161 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
19 113 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 657 (5.00%) Firewall
2 482 (3.67%) DNS
3 317 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 267 (2.03%) Internet
5 201 (1.53%) VPN
6 196 (1.49%) HTTP
7 195 (1.48%) DHCP
8 151 (1.15%) Network Security
9 130 (0.99%) SSL
10 109 (0.83%) WAN
11 102 (0.78%) LAN
12 98 (0.75%) SAN
13 81 (0.62%) VLAN
14 61 (0.46%) Skype
15 46 (0.35%) VoIP
16 45 (0.34%) Wireless
17 43 (0.33%) SSH
18 34 (0.26%) BGP
19 32 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
20 31 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,260 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 1,135 (8.64%) NoSQL
3 886 (6.75%) Big Data
4 858 (6.53%) MySQL
5 831 (6.33%) MongoDB
6 576 (4.39%) Hadoop
7 544 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
8 496 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 397 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
9 397 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 262 (1.99%) Redis
11 206 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 203 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
13 202 (1.54%) Blockchain
14 190 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 178 (1.36%) Oracle Database
16 168 (1.28%) Apache Hive
17 143 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 121 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
19 118 (0.90%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3,243 (24.69%) Jenkins
2 2,352 (17.91%) Git (software)
3 1,342 (10.22%) JIRA
4 967 (7.36%) TeamCity
5 818 (6.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 797 (6.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 788 (6.00%) Maven
8 683 (5.20%) Selenium
9 630 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 478 (3.64%) Subversion
11 443 (3.37%) Visual Studio
12 403 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
13 368 (2.80%) Cucumber
14 334 (2.54%) Gradle
14 334 (2.54%) Vagrant
15 279 (2.12%) Bitbucket
16 266 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
17 262 (1.99%) GitLab
18 251 (1.91%) JUnit
19 187 (1.42%) Ant
General
1 2,557 (19.47%) Finance
2 799 (6.08%) Banking
3 634 (4.83%) Retail
4 364 (2.77%) Law
5 361 (2.75%) Marketing
6 308 (2.35%) Games
7 190 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 170 (1.29%) Advertising
9 169 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 141 (1.07%) Front Office
11 120 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 116 (0.88%) Publishing
13 111 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 91 (0.69%) Legal
15 81 (0.62%) Military
16 78 (0.59%) Electronics
17 72 (0.55%) Back Office
18 51 (0.39%) Automotive
19 41 (0.31%) Retail Banking
20 32 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,843 (29.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 2,895 (22.04%) Developer
3 1,079 (8.22%) Architect
4 852 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
5 839 (6.39%) Java Developer
6 741 (5.64%) AWS DevOps
7 738 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 692 (5.27%) Senior DevOps
9 619 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 613 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
11 609 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
12 608 (4.63%) Software Engineer
13 584 (4.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 538 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 530 (4.04%) C# Developer
16 510 (3.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 474 (3.61%) Consultant
18 414 (3.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 394 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 390 (2.97%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,053 (15.63%) .NET
2 1,553 (11.83%) Web Services
3 1,213 (9.24%) Node.js
4 1,211 (9.22%) AngularJS
5 1,147 (8.73%) HTML
6 1,009 (7.68%) Spring
7 1,008 (7.68%) CSS
8 941 (7.17%) REST
9 908 (6.91%) React
10 685 (5.22%) RESTful
11 634 (4.83%) ASP.NET
12 601 (4.58%) Kafka
13 554 (4.22%) HTML5
14 431 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
15 426 (3.24%) Spring Boot
16 425 (3.24%) JSON
17 397 (3.02%) SOAP
18 380 (2.89%) .NET Framework
19 376 (2.86%) XML
20 371 (2.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 821 (6.25%) Fintech
2 708 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
3 614 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 555 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 544 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 505 (3.85%) User Experience
7 388 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
8 369 (2.81%) Mobile App
9 359 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
10 327 (2.49%) Cloud Native
11 274 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 218 (1.66%) Private Cloud
13 197 (1.50%) Hedge funds
14 196 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
15 195 (1.48%) Management Information System
16 177 (1.35%) Algorithms
17 112 (0.85%) PKI
18 106 (0.81%) Virtual Team
19 102 (0.78%) Clustering
20 101 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4,419 (33.65%) Linux
2 1,955 (14.89%) Windows
3 946 (7.20%) Unix
4 579 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 559 (4.26%) CentOS
6 549 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 337 (2.57%) Ubuntu
8 221 (1.68%) Android
9 194 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 191 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 176 (1.34%) Debian
12 148 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 123 (0.94%) Windows 10
14 63 (0.48%) VMS
15 62 (0.47%) CoreOS
16 51 (0.39%) DC/OS
17 50 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 45 (0.34%) Mesosphere
19 40 (0.30%) Fedora
20 39 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,116 (54.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2,933 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2,137 (16.27%) Software Engineering
4 2,122 (16.16%) Scrum
5 2,085 (15.88%) Microservices
6 1,831 (13.94%) TDD
7 1,722 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 1,703 (12.97%) Configuration Management
9 1,379 (10.50%) Open Source
10 1,330 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 1,151 (8.76%) Mentoring
12 1,127 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
13 989 (7.53%) BDD
14 864 (6.58%) SDLC
15 829 (6.31%) Analytics
16 780 (5.94%) MVC
17 766 (5.83%) Deployment Automation
18 760 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
19 741 (5.64%) Computer Science
20 675 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4,286 (32.64%) Python
2 3,777 (28.76%) Java
3 2,442 (18.59%) SQL
4 2,356 (17.94%) JavaScript
5 2,252 (17.15%) C#
6 1,710 (13.02%) Bash Shell
7 1,398 (10.64%) PowerShell
8 1,252 (9.53%) Ruby
9 772 (5.88%) PHP
10 730 (5.56%) Perl
11 658 (5.01%) Go
12 649 (4.94%) C++
13 554 (4.22%) Scala
14 510 (3.88%) Java 8
15 359 (2.73%) Shell Script
16 339 (2.58%) C
17 275 (2.09%) T-SQL
18 183 (1.39%) TypeScript
19 167 (1.27%) ES6
20 152 (1.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,348 (10.26%) Degree
2 488 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 424 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 324 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 203 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 185 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 156 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 100 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 96 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
10 95 (0.72%) CISSP
11 90 (0.69%) RHCE
12 81 (0.62%) ISTQB
13 77 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
14 72 (0.55%) Master's Degree
15 69 (0.53%) ISEB
16 62 (0.47%) MCSE
16 62 (0.47%) RHCSA
17 57 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
18 53 (0.40%) MCSA
19 45 (0.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 869 (6.62%) QA
2 128 (0.97%) SLA
3 124 (0.94%) GDPR
4 103 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 80 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.44%) PMO
7 42 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 32 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 19 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 14 (0.11%) SAS 70
11 13 (0.099%) PA-DSS
12 12 (0.091%) COBIT
13 9 (0.069%) MiFID
14 8 (0.061%) GAMP
14 8 (0.061%) PSD2
15 6 (0.046%) GxP
16 5 (0.038%) FedRAMP
16 5 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 4 (0.030%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4,018 (30.59%) Docker
2 652 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 598 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 356 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 253 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 114 (0.87%) vSphere
7 97 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 79 (0.60%) VirtualBox
9 58 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 55 (0.42%) HDFS
11 48 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 43 (0.33%) Apache Flume
13 38 (0.29%) pfSense
14 36 (0.27%) iptables
14 36 (0.27%) KVM
15 35 (0.27%) Varnish
16 33 (0.25%) oVirt
17 31 (0.24%) NFS
18 30 (0.23%) Xen
19 28 (0.21%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3,226 (24.56%) Ansible
2 2,603 (19.82%) Puppet
3 2,537 (19.32%) Kubernetes
4 2,016 (15.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2,001 (15.24%) Terraform
6 386 (2.94%) Salt
7 299 (2.28%) Prometheus
8 295 (2.25%) Packer
9 268 (2.04%) Nagios
10 248 (1.89%) Grafana
11 242 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
12 232 (1.77%) Consul
13 195 (1.48%) Graphite
14 179 (1.36%) ZABBIX
15 147 (1.12%) Kibana
16 141 (1.07%) SCCM
17 113 (0.86%) Mesos
18 95 (0.72%) HAProxy
19 86 (0.65%) Rundeck
20 83 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,732 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 1,124 (8.56%) Google
3 891 (6.78%) Oracle
4 840 (6.40%) VMware
5 737 (5.61%) Red Hat
6 433 (3.30%) Splunk
7 299 (2.28%) Atlassian
8 250 (1.90%) New Relic
9 248 (1.89%) IBM
10 241 (1.84%) SAP
11 194 (1.48%) Cisco
12 159 (1.21%) AppDynamics
13 126 (0.96%) HP
14 122 (0.93%) Citrix
15 120 (0.91%) Cloudera
16 113 (0.86%) SaltStack
17 107 (0.81%) Sitecore
18 95 (0.72%) Rackspace
19 93 (0.71%) ServiceNow
20 89 (0.68%) Trend Micro