Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 20 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +20
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 9,745 14,954 13,645
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.31% 10.20% 7.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.34% 11.06% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8,462 12,288 11,153
Median annual salary £63,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.60% +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% +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 73,035 135,165 163,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.24% 92.22% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 58,160 106,325 131,241
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 19 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 3 July 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 9,112 £65,000 - 1,067
UK excluding London +6 4,853 £55,000 - 690
London +2 4,723 £75,000 +3.45% 433
North of England +6 1,445 £52,500 - 220
South East +8 1,388 £57,500 - 162
Work from Home +4 811 £57,500 -17.86% 166
North West +6 714 £55,000 - 135
Midlands +15 655 £55,000 +4.76% 100
Yorkshire +11 640 £50,000 - 58
South West +9 588 £52,375 +4.75% 94
West Midlands +18 453 £55,000 +4.76% 62
East of England +2 298 £57,500 +4.55% 56
Scotland +4 281 £53,500 +10.88% 27
East Midlands +13 201 £50,000 -4.76% 38
Wales +16 187 £47,500 +5.56% 24
North East +24 91 £43,500 -13.00% 27
Northern Ireland -13 34 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Isle of Man +3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4,723 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 4,166 (42.75%) Azure
3 3,847 (39.48%) AWS
4 2,986 (30.64%) Python
5 2,909 (29.85%) Docker
6 2,576 (26.43%) Kubernetes
7 2,463 (25.27%) Java
8 2,137 (21.93%) JavaScript
9 2,126 (21.82%) Linux
10 2,104 (21.59%) Finance
11 1,974 (20.26%) SQL
12 1,960 (20.11%) Terraform
13 1,937 (19.88%) .NET
14 1,922 (19.72%) C#
15 1,724 (17.69%) Ansible
16 1,707 (17.52%) Microservices
17 1,691 (17.35%) Jenkins
18 1,648 (16.91%) Software Engineering
19 1,638 (16.81%) Git (software)
20 1,400 (14.37%) Microsoft
21 1,368 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
22 1,337 (13.72%) Scrum
23 1,323 (13.58%) SQL Server
24 1,289 (13.23%) TDD
25 1,243 (12.76%) Test Automation
26 1,214 (12.46%) GCP
27 1,090 (11.19%) AngularJS
28 1,059 (10.87%) Windows
29 1,000 (10.26%) Node.js
30 975 (10.01%) PowerShell

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
1 414 (4.25%) Confluence
2 287 (2.95%) Apache
3 268 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
4 245 (2.51%) Apache Spark
5 205 (2.10%) IIS
6 152 (1.56%) CMS
7 133 (1.36%) SharePoint
8 122 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 90 (0.92%) OpenStack
10 70 (0.72%) nginx
11 69 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 61 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
13 50 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
14 38 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 35 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
16 34 (0.35%) JBoss
17 33 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 28 (0.29%) Apache Solr
18 28 (0.29%) Umbraco
18 28 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 78 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 20 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.051%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.051%) InVision
8 4 (0.041%) Sketch
9 3 (0.031%) Abaqus
9 3 (0.031%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.031%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.021%) Mingle
10 2 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.010%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.010%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 66 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
3 31 (0.32%) R3 Corda
4 30 (0.31%) Magento
5 21 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 14 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 12 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.092%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.072%) Sentinel
11 5 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
11 5 (0.051%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 5 (0.051%) Northgate Housing
12 4 (0.041%) assyst
13 3 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
13 3 (0.031%) SAP BPC
13 3 (0.031%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4,166 (42.75%) Azure
2 3,847 (39.48%) AWS
3 1,214 (12.46%) GCP
4 856 (8.78%) Serverless
5 718 (7.37%) SaaS
6 512 (5.25%) PaaS
7 453 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
8 449 (4.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 396 (4.06%) IaaS
10 352 (3.61%) GitHub
11 293 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
12 279 (2.86%) Power Platform
13 265 (2.72%) Amazon ECS
14 251 (2.58%) Office 365
15 232 (2.38%) Amazon S3
16 226 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
17 215 (2.21%) OpenShift
18 134 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 130 (1.33%) Azure Functions
20 126 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 315 (3.23%) Firewall
2 214 (2.20%) DNS
3 166 (1.70%) Internet
4 149 (1.53%) VPN
5 136 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 130 (1.33%) Network Security
7 123 (1.26%) HTTP
8 98 (1.01%) WAN
9 78 (0.80%) LAN
9 78 (0.80%) SAN
10 73 (0.75%) DHCP
11 61 (0.63%) BGP
12 49 (0.50%) Wireless
13 40 (0.41%) SSL
14 39 (0.40%) OSPF
15 36 (0.37%) FTP
16 35 (0.36%) MPLS
17 32 (0.33%) Skype
17 32 (0.33%) SNMP
18 31 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,323 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 657 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 556 (5.71%) MySQL
4 497 (5.10%) Big Data
5 395 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 375 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 275 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 273 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 247 (2.53%) Hadoop
10 242 (2.48%) Power BI
11 207 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 182 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
13 181 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 175 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
15 173 (1.78%) Redis
16 158 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
17 133 (1.36%) Data Lake
18 128 (1.31%) Cosmos DB
19 126 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 121 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,691 (17.35%) Jenkins
2 1,638 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 740 (7.59%) JIRA
4 450 (4.62%) Selenium
5 375 (3.85%) GitLab
6 344 (3.53%) TeamCity
7 336 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 282 (2.89%) Visual Studio
9 281 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 241 (2.47%) Maven
11 232 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 231 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 198 (2.03%) Bitbucket
14 174 (1.79%) SpecFlow
15 161 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
16 141 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
17 139 (1.43%) JMeter
18 132 (1.35%) JUnit
19 130 (1.33%) Artifactory
20 104 (1.07%) Subversion
General
1 2,104 (21.59%) Finance
2 657 (6.74%) Banking
3 395 (4.05%) Retail
4 198 (2.03%) Public Sector
5 195 (2.00%) Games
6 180 (1.85%) Law
7 165 (1.69%) Marketing
8 143 (1.47%) Front Office
9 136 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 117 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 113 (1.16%) Back Office
12 104 (1.07%) Legal
13 92 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 63 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 58 (0.60%) Advertising
16 41 (0.42%) Electronics
17 40 (0.41%) Publishing
18 36 (0.37%) Local Government
19 33 (0.34%) Automotive
20 28 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,705 (27.76%) Developer
2 2,344 (24.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 695 (7.13%) Architect
4 661 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
5 660 (6.77%) Software Engineer
6 628 (6.44%) Senior Developer
7 541 (5.55%) .NET Developer
8 511 (5.24%) Cloud Engineer
9 489 (5.02%) Java Developer
10 470 (4.82%) AWS DevOps
11 392 (4.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 392 (4.02%) Senior DevOps
12 389 (3.99%) Software Developer
13 359 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
14 339 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 324 (3.32%) C# Developer
16 300 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 278 (2.85%) Python Engineer
18 263 (2.70%) Java Engineer
18 263 (2.70%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,937 (19.88%) .NET
2 1,090 (11.19%) AngularJS
3 1,000 (10.26%) Node.js
4 975 (10.01%) React
5 941 (9.66%) CSS
6 938 (9.63%) HTML
7 908 (9.32%) Web Services
8 675 (6.93%) .NET Core
9 621 (6.37%) ASP.NET
10 614 (6.30%) REST
11 518 (5.32%) .NET Framework
12 508 (5.21%) Spring
13 444 (4.56%) RESTful
14 373 (3.83%) HTML5
15 364 (3.74%) Kafka
16 361 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 306 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 282 (2.89%) Vue.js
19 277 (2.84%) Spring Boot
20 272 (2.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 525 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 511 (5.24%) Public Cloud
3 459 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 435 (4.46%) Cloud Native
5 372 (3.82%) User Experience
6 263 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 236 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 229 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
9 223 (2.29%) Hedge funds
10 177 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 144 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 141 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 140 (1.44%) Derivative
14 124 (1.27%) Fixed Income
15 113 (1.16%) Private Cloud
16 112 (1.15%) Data Structures
17 110 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
18 107 (1.10%) Equities
19 97 (1.00%) Algorithms
20 89 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,126 (21.82%) Linux
2 1,059 (10.87%) Windows
3 408 (4.19%) Unix
4 314 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 216 (2.22%) CentOS
6 197 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 169 (1.73%) Android
8 154 (1.58%) Apple iOS
9 122 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 74 (0.76%) Debian
10 74 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
12 53 (0.54%) Windows 10
13 38 (0.39%) VMS
14 33 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 28 (0.29%) CoreOS
17 27 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
19 19 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,723 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,707 (17.52%) Microservices
3 1,648 (16.91%) Software Engineering
4 1,368 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
5 1,337 (13.72%) Scrum
6 1,289 (13.23%) TDD
7 1,243 (12.76%) Test Automation
8 913 (9.37%) Infrastructure as Code
9 892 (9.15%) Fintech
10 860 (8.83%) Mentoring
11 776 (7.96%) Configuration Management
12 759 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
13 714 (7.33%) BDD
14 662 (6.79%) Analytics
15 634 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
16 631 (6.48%) MVC
17 607 (6.23%) SDLC
18 598 (6.14%) Open Source
19 562 (5.77%) OO
20 497 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,986 (30.64%) Python
2 2,463 (25.27%) Java
3 2,137 (21.93%) JavaScript
4 1,974 (20.26%) SQL
5 1,922 (19.72%) C#
6 975 (10.01%) PowerShell
7 889 (9.12%) Bash Shell
8 554 (5.68%) Ruby
9 530 (5.44%) Go
10 433 (4.44%) TypeScript
11 396 (4.06%) PHP
12 381 (3.91%) Scala
13 376 (3.86%) C++
14 234 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 230 (2.36%) Perl
16 228 (2.34%) C
17 200 (2.05%) Java 8
18 178 (1.83%) Kotlin
19 177 (1.82%) Shell Script
20 167 (1.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 782 (8.02%) Degree
2 419 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 282 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 265 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 178 (1.83%) AWS Certification
6 150 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 90 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 70 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 68 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (0.66%) CISSP
11 62 (0.64%) ISEB
12 48 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 38 (0.39%) Master's Degree
14 33 (0.34%) CCNA
15 29 (0.30%) CCNP
16 28 (0.29%) Sun Certification
17 25 (0.26%) PhD
18 22 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
18 22 (0.23%) PMI Certification
19 21 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (5.83%) QA
2 102 (1.05%) SLA
3 96 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (0.97%) GDPR
5 48 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 46 (0.47%) NIST
7 37 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 15 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.14%) PMO
11 13 (0.13%) COBIT
12 11 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (0.11%) NCSC
13 10 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.082%) GxP
15 7 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
15 7 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.062%) HL7
17 5 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
17 5 (0.051%) UCITS
System Software
1 2,909 (29.85%) Docker
2 293 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 226 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 67 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 66 (0.68%) vSphere
7 32 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 31 (0.32%) VirtualBox
9 20 (0.21%) XenApp
10 18 (0.18%) KVM
10 18 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.17%) HDFS
11 17 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.14%) vCloud
13 13 (0.13%) GlusterFS
14 12 (0.12%) Kamailio
14 12 (0.12%) LXC
14 12 (0.12%) Samba
15 11 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,576 (26.43%) Kubernetes
2 1,960 (20.11%) Terraform
3 1,724 (17.69%) Ansible
4 912 (9.36%) Puppet
5 694 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
6 190 (1.95%) Grafana
7 175 (1.80%) Prometheus
8 148 (1.52%) Packer
9 98 (1.01%) Kibana
10 85 (0.87%) Nagios
11 83 (0.85%) SCCM
12 80 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
13 59 (0.61%) Salt
14 53 (0.54%) Mesos
15 49 (0.50%) Consul
16 48 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
17 45 (0.46%) Rancher
18 44 (0.45%) Graphite
19 40 (0.41%) Istio
20 37 (0.38%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,400 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 730 (7.49%) Google
3 538 (5.52%) Oracle
4 382 (3.92%) VMware
5 236 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 174 (1.79%) Cisco
7 171 (1.75%) Splunk
8 147 (1.51%) IBM
9 140 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 123 (1.26%) Tableau
11 87 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 82 (0.84%) SAP
12 82 (0.84%) Xamarin
13 79 (0.81%) HP
14 61 (0.63%) SaltStack
15 60 (0.62%) Sitecore
16 59 (0.61%) F5
17 53 (0.54%) ServiceNow
18 49 (0.50%) Juniper
18 49 (0.50%) New Relic