Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 17 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +13
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 7,326 14,790 13,498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 10.56% 8.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.02% 11.46% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,902 12,160 11,077
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 45,744 129,089 151,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,182 101,360 120,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020. 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 +6 6,807 £62,500 -3.85% 1,435
UK excluding London +12 3,637 £55,000 - 937
London +2 3,493 £73,000 -2.67% 585
South East +9 1,024 £60,000 +4.35% 183
North of England +7 992 £55,000 +3.92% 331
Work from Home +6 973 £60,000 -7.69% 276
Midlands +16 524 £54,500 +1.87% 137
North West +4 513 £55,000 - 192
South West +14 492 £54,000 +8.00% 116
Yorkshire +12 398 £52,500 - 97
West Midlands +16 356 £54,500 +0.27% 93
Scotland -3 225 £53,500 +7.00% 58
East of England +7 210 £55,000 - 75
East Midlands +18 168 £55,000 +4.76% 44
Wales +20 159 £45,000 -8.16% 31
North East +17 81 £47,500 -6.16% 42
Northern Ireland -21 19 £45,000 -25.00% 7

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 3,374 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 3,310 (45.18%) Azure
3 2,976 (40.62%) AWS
4 2,312 (31.56%) Docker
5 2,293 (31.30%) Python
6 2,042 (27.87%) Kubernetes
7 1,669 (22.78%) Java
8 1,661 (22.67%) Terraform
9 1,607 (21.94%) JavaScript
10 1,604 (21.89%) SQL
11 1,585 (21.64%) Microservices
12 1,549 (21.14%) C#
13 1,545 (21.09%) Finance
14 1,539 (21.01%) Linux
15 1,505 (20.54%) .NET
16 1,370 (18.70%) Jenkins
17 1,311 (17.90%) Git (software)
18 1,196 (16.33%) Ansible
19 1,194 (16.30%) Software Engineering
20 1,073 (14.65%) Scrum
21 1,061 (14.48%) SQL Server
22 1,031 (14.07%) Microsoft
23 973 (13.28%) Test Automation
24 966 (13.19%) GCP
25 915 (12.49%) TDD
26 854 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
27 818 (11.17%) AngularJS
28 766 (10.46%) Windows
29 749 (10.22%) React
30 740 (10.10%) HTML

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
1 274 (3.74%) Apache
1 274 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
2 257 (3.51%) Confluence
3 220 (3.00%) Apache Spark
4 149 (2.03%) IIS
5 108 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 98 (1.34%) CMS
7 68 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 57 (0.78%) NServiceBus
9 48 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 44 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 38 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 31 (0.42%) WordPress
13 30 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 28 (0.38%) nginx
15 26 (0.35%) JBoss
16 23 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
17 22 (0.30%) WebLogic
18 21 (0.29%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 63 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 15 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.068%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.068%) InVision
10 4 (0.055%) Figma
10 4 (0.055%) Sketch
11 2 (0.027%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.027%) Mingle
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.014%) InDesign
12 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.014%) SPSS
12 1 (0.014%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 49 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.51%) R3 Corda
3 29 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 18 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 18 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (0.23%) Magento
5 17 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 14 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.096%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.068%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 5 (0.068%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (0.055%) Loan IQ
11 4 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.041%) Adobe Campaign
13 2 (0.027%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.027%) OpenCart
13 2 (0.027%) SAP S/4HANA
13 2 (0.027%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3,310 (45.18%) Azure
2 2,976 (40.62%) AWS
3 966 (13.19%) GCP
4 722 (9.86%) Serverless
5 568 (7.75%) SaaS
6 450 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
7 398 (5.43%) PaaS
8 375 (5.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 361 (4.93%) IaaS
10 336 (4.59%) GitHub
11 228 (3.11%) Amazon ECS
12 195 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
12 195 (2.66%) Office 365
13 192 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
14 184 (2.51%) Power Platform
15 180 (2.46%) Amazon S3
16 166 (2.27%) OpenShift
17 120 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
18 110 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 94 (1.28%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 250 (3.41%) Firewall
2 160 (2.18%) DNS
3 126 (1.72%) Internet
4 119 (1.62%) HTTP
5 116 (1.58%) Network Security
6 113 (1.54%) VPN
7 94 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 85 (1.16%) WAN
9 84 (1.15%) LAN
10 69 (0.94%) Skype
11 48 (0.66%) SAN
12 40 (0.55%) DHCP
13 38 (0.52%) Wireless
14 35 (0.48%) SSL
15 34 (0.46%) BGP
16 29 (0.40%) SSH
17 28 (0.38%) OSPF
18 26 (0.35%) SNMP
19 22 (0.30%) Wireshark
20 20 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,061 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 517 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 456 (6.22%) MySQL
4 410 (5.60%) MongoDB
5 403 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
6 384 (5.24%) Big Data
7 270 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
8 206 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 188 (2.57%) Hadoop
10 166 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
11 160 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 146 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 140 (1.91%) Power BI
14 137 (1.87%) Data Lake
15 133 (1.82%) Redis
16 129 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 109 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
18 92 (1.26%) Blockchain
19 81 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
20 78 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,370 (18.70%) Jenkins
2 1,311 (17.90%) Git (software)
3 487 (6.65%) JIRA
4 354 (4.83%) GitLab
5 338 (4.61%) Selenium
6 287 (3.92%) TeamCity
7 241 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 202 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 197 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 181 (2.47%) Cucumber
11 172 (2.35%) Bitbucket
12 151 (2.06%) Visual Studio
13 140 (1.91%) Maven
14 126 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
15 121 (1.65%) Artifactory
16 106 (1.45%) SpecFlow
17 98 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
18 80 (1.09%) Gradle
19 71 (0.97%) SonarQube
19 71 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 1,545 (21.09%) Finance
2 474 (6.47%) Banking
3 297 (4.05%) Public Sector
4 189 (2.58%) Retail
5 154 (2.10%) Games
6 153 (2.09%) Law
7 127 (1.73%) Marketing
8 118 (1.61%) Back Office
9 101 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 99 (1.35%) Front Office
11 81 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 69 (0.94%) Advertising
13 65 (0.89%) Legal
14 53 (0.72%) Electronics
14 53 (0.72%) Manufacturing
15 50 (0.68%) Publishing
16 33 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 30 (0.41%) Local Government
18 24 (0.33%) Digital Economy
19 13 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,213 (30.21%) Developer
2 1,858 (25.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 562 (7.67%) AWS Engineer
4 528 (7.21%) Senior Developer
5 505 (6.89%) Architect
6 450 (6.14%) AWS DevOps
7 440 (6.01%) .NET Developer
8 424 (5.79%) Software Engineer
9 382 (5.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 376 (5.13%) Senior DevOps
11 359 (4.90%) Cloud Engineer
12 349 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
13 336 (4.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 328 (4.48%) Java Developer
15 281 (3.84%) Software Developer
16 272 (3.71%) C# Developer
17 271 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
18 260 (3.55%) Python Engineer
19 219 (2.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 191 (2.61%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,505 (20.54%) .NET
2 818 (11.17%) AngularJS
3 749 (10.22%) React
4 740 (10.10%) HTML
5 739 (10.09%) Web Services
6 719 (9.81%) CSS
7 689 (9.40%) Node.js
8 607 (8.29%) .NET Core
9 473 (6.46%) ASP.NET
10 450 (6.14%) REST
11 416 (5.68%) .NET Framework
12 398 (5.43%) Spring
13 390 (5.32%) RESTful
14 315 (4.30%) HTML5
15 297 (4.05%) Kafka
16 278 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
17 249 (3.40%) JSON
18 236 (3.22%) Spring Boot
19 208 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
20 206 (2.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 358 (4.89%) Cloud Native
2 348 (4.75%) Public Cloud
3 344 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 330 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 252 (3.44%) User Experience
6 196 (2.68%) Hedge funds
7 188 (2.57%) Data Centre
8 170 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 126 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 124 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
11 104 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 84 (1.15%) Derivative
14 76 (1.04%) Algorithms
15 73 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 72 (0.98%) Fixed Income
17 65 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
18 64 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
18 64 (0.87%) Virtual Team
19 60 (0.82%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,539 (21.01%) Linux
2 766 (10.46%) Windows
3 246 (3.36%) Unix
4 239 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 186 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 178 (2.43%) CentOS
7 89 (1.21%) Android
8 85 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 84 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 64 (0.87%) Debian
11 46 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
13 24 (0.33%) VMS
14 20 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (0.26%) Windows 10
16 18 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
17 17 (0.23%) CoreOS
18 16 (0.22%) Solaris
19 12 (0.16%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.16%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,374 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,585 (21.64%) Microservices
3 1,194 (16.30%) Software Engineering
4 1,073 (14.65%) Scrum
5 973 (13.28%) Test Automation
6 915 (12.49%) TDD
7 854 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
8 736 (10.05%) Infrastructure as Code
9 729 (9.95%) Fintech
10 650 (8.87%) Mentoring
11 577 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
12 550 (7.51%) Configuration Management
13 478 (6.52%) BDD
14 477 (6.51%) Analytics
15 445 (6.07%) MVC
16 412 (5.62%) Open Source
17 383 (5.23%) Continuous Delivery
17 383 (5.23%) OO
18 362 (4.94%) SDLC
19 354 (4.83%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,293 (31.30%) Python
2 1,669 (22.78%) Java
3 1,607 (21.94%) JavaScript
4 1,604 (21.89%) SQL
5 1,549 (21.14%) C#
6 701 (9.57%) PowerShell
7 535 (7.30%) Bash Shell
8 404 (5.51%) Go
9 366 (5.00%) Ruby
10 340 (4.64%) TypeScript
11 286 (3.90%) PHP
12 268 (3.66%) Scala
13 253 (3.45%) C++
14 223 (3.04%) T-SQL
15 142 (1.94%) Kotlin
16 139 (1.90%) Perl
17 125 (1.71%) C
18 115 (1.57%) Groovy
19 113 (1.54%) Shell Script
20 93 (1.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 590 (8.05%) Degree
2 398 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 278 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 194 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 167 (2.28%) AWS Certification
6 100 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 84 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 51 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 50 (0.68%) Sun Certification
11 49 (0.67%) CISSP
12 48 (0.66%) ISEB
13 47 (0.64%) CCNA
14 37 (0.51%) Master's Degree
14 37 (0.51%) PhD
15 31 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (0.35%) PMI Certification
17 23 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 20 (0.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 18 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (5.56%) QA
2 91 (1.24%) SLA
3 81 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 74 (1.01%) GDPR
5 44 (0.60%) NIST
6 36 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.30%) PMO
9 16 (0.22%) NIST 800
10 11 (0.15%) COBIT
11 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.082%) EMIR
13 5 (0.068%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.068%) MiFID
13 5 (0.068%) NCSC
14 4 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.055%) FINRA
14 4 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.041%) UCITS
System Software
1 2,312 (31.56%) Docker
2 257 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 166 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 76 (1.04%) vSphere
6 43 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.31%) XenApp
8 22 (0.30%) VirtualBox
9 21 (0.29%) HDFS
10 20 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (0.16%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.15%) vCloud
13 11 (0.15%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.14%) Firmware
15 9 (0.12%) Samba
15 9 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.12%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.12%) Xen
16 8 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2,042 (27.87%) Kubernetes
2 1,661 (22.67%) Terraform
3 1,196 (16.33%) Ansible
4 681 (9.30%) Puppet
5 452 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
6 193 (2.63%) Grafana
7 164 (2.24%) Prometheus
8 67 (0.91%) Kibana
9 60 (0.82%) Packer
10 52 (0.71%) SCCM
11 46 (0.63%) Graphite
11 46 (0.63%) Istio
12 42 (0.57%) Nagios
13 34 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 29 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
14 29 (0.40%) logstash
15 27 (0.37%) Consul
16 25 (0.34%) Salt
17 23 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
17 23 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,031 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 548 (7.48%) Google
3 340 (4.64%) Oracle
4 251 (3.43%) VMware
5 173 (2.36%) Splunk
6 159 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 141 (1.92%) Cisco
8 109 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 105 (1.43%) SAP
10 89 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 86 (1.17%) IBM
12 82 (1.12%) Tableau
13 74 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 55 (0.75%) New Relic
15 53 (0.72%) Databricks
16 47 (0.64%) CheckPoint
16 47 (0.64%) Xamarin
17 42 (0.57%) Sitecore
18 41 (0.56%) Citrix
19 39 (0.53%) HP