Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 22 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +28
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 13,144 13,159 11,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.74% 8.74% 6.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.68% 9.48% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10,154 10,220 9,461
UK median annual salary £63,748 £62,500 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +0.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
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 112,571 138,810 162,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.19% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 89,192 109,498 131,881
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +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 16 February 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 16 February 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 12,288 £65,000 +0.41% 2,677
London +5 6,537 £75,000 +7.14% 1,147
UK excluding London +12 6,353 £55,000 - 1,749
South East +13 1,903 £57,500 +4.55% 422
North of England +5 1,734 £54,750 +3.30% 484
North West +6 926 £52,500 -4.55% 251
Midlands +26 826 £52,900 +0.76% 266
South West +24 781 £50,000 -4.76% 194
Yorkshire +5 705 £55,000 +10.00% 181
West Midlands +30 603 £55,000 +4.76% 173
East of England +12 473 £60,000 +4.35% 166
Scotland +12 417 £50,000 +8.70% 108
East Midlands +19 223 £47,500 -13.64% 93
Wales +9 220 £50,000 - 93
North East +4 103 £40,000 -27.27% 52
Northern Ireland +6 42 £45,000 -10.00% 19
Channel Islands +5 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 6,752 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5,084 (38.68%) Azure
3 5,070 (38.57%) AWS
4 3,848 (29.28%) Docker
5 3,553 (27.03%) Python
6 3,240 (24.65%) Kubernetes
7 3,237 (24.63%) Java
8 3,079 (23.43%) Linux
9 2,832 (21.55%) JavaScript
10 2,810 (21.38%) Finance
11 2,657 (20.21%) C#
12 2,593 (19.73%) .NET
13 2,587 (19.68%) SQL
14 2,480 (18.87%) Ansible
15 2,379 (18.10%) Terraform
16 2,288 (17.41%) Jenkins
17 2,227 (16.94%) Microservices
18 2,181 (16.59%) Git (software)
19 2,098 (15.96%) Microsoft
20 2,070 (15.75%) Software Engineering
21 2,068 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
22 1,926 (14.65%) Scrum
23 1,911 (14.54%) TDD
24 1,787 (13.60%) Test Automation
25 1,740 (13.24%) SQL Server
26 1,686 (12.83%) Windows
27 1,646 (12.52%) Puppet
28 1,442 (10.97%) GCP
29 1,399 (10.64%) CSS
30 1,377 (10.48%) 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
1 515 (3.92%) Confluence
2 364 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
3 352 (2.68%) Apache Spark
4 332 (2.53%) IIS
5 312 (2.37%) Apache
6 208 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 179 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 163 (1.24%) CMS
9 152 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 132 (1.00%) nginx
11 104 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 93 (0.71%) JBoss
13 92 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 56 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
15 54 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 54 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 53 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 52 (0.40%) WordPress
18 42 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
19 40 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 131 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 66 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (0.27%) Chatbot
5 26 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.053%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.038%) Gliffy
12 4 (0.030%) HipChat
12 4 (0.030%) InVision
12 4 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.015%) Sketch
13 2 (0.015%) SPSS
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.008%) InDesign
14 1 (0.008%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 105 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.28%) Magento
4 31 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 24 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.076%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.076%) HFM
7 10 (0.076%) Oracle FAH
7 10 (0.076%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 9 (0.068%) Temenos T24
9 8 (0.061%) R3 Corda
9 8 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.053%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.053%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.046%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 6 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.038%) RiskWrite
12 5 (0.038%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5,084 (38.68%) Azure
2 5,070 (38.57%) AWS
3 1,442 (10.97%) GCP
4 798 (6.07%) Serverless
5 741 (5.64%) SaaS
6 740 (5.63%) PaaS
7 663 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 606 (4.61%) IaaS
9 460 (3.50%) GitHub
10 444 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
11 416 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
12 373 (2.84%) Office 365
13 340 (2.59%) Amazon S3
14 327 (2.49%) OpenShift
15 317 (2.41%) Power Platform
16 301 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
17 281 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
18 183 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
19 177 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 142 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 505 (3.84%) Firewall
2 378 (2.88%) DNS
3 292 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 215 (1.64%) Internet
5 198 (1.51%) VPN
6 171 (1.30%) HTTP
7 136 (1.03%) DHCP
8 103 (0.78%) Network Security
8 103 (0.78%) WAN
9 88 (0.67%) SSL
10 82 (0.62%) Wireless
11 73 (0.56%) BGP
11 73 (0.56%) LAN
12 72 (0.55%) SAN
13 50 (0.38%) OSPF
14 45 (0.34%) VLAN
15 37 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (0.25%) VoIP
17 31 (0.24%) MPLS
17 31 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,740 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 801 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 722 (5.49%) Big Data
4 598 (4.55%) MySQL
5 467 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
6 447 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 429 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 345 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
9 338 (2.57%) Hadoop
10 322 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
11 310 (2.36%) Power BI
12 279 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 238 (1.81%) Redis
14 237 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 235 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
16 228 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 212 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 156 (1.19%) RDBMS
19 146 (1.11%) Data Lake
20 143 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2,288 (17.41%) Jenkins
2 2,181 (16.59%) Git (software)
3 1,191 (9.06%) JIRA
4 706 (5.37%) Selenium
5 500 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 493 (3.75%) TeamCity
7 450 (3.42%) Maven
8 448 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 403 (3.07%) GitLab
10 393 (2.99%) Cucumber
11 376 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 360 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 337 (2.56%) Visual Studio
14 307 (2.34%) Bitbucket
15 245 (1.86%) JUnit
16 213 (1.62%) SonarQube
17 211 (1.61%) JMeter
18 200 (1.52%) Subversion
19 191 (1.45%) SpecFlow
20 187 (1.42%) Artifactory
General
1 2,810 (21.38%) Finance
2 735 (5.59%) Banking
3 574 (4.37%) Retail
4 392 (2.98%) Public Sector
5 296 (2.25%) Marketing
6 210 (1.60%) Games
7 179 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 177 (1.35%) Front Office
9 164 (1.25%) Law
10 132 (1.00%) Legal
11 129 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 116 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 110 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 87 (0.66%) Electronics
15 81 (0.62%) Automotive
15 81 (0.62%) Billing
16 68 (0.52%) Advertising
17 56 (0.43%) Back Office
18 43 (0.33%) Publishing
19 35 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,505 (26.67%) Developer
2 3,115 (23.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 904 (6.88%) Architect
4 879 (6.69%) Senior Developer
5 871 (6.63%) Software Engineer
6 741 (5.64%) AWS Engineer
7 689 (5.24%) .NET Developer
8 682 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 626 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 562 (4.28%) Senior DevOps
11 552 (4.20%) Software Developer
12 486 (3.70%) C# Developer
13 480 (3.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 474 (3.61%) Azure Engineer
15 473 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
16 423 (3.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 405 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
18 395 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 384 (2.92%) Consultant
20 375 (2.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,593 (19.73%) .NET
2 1,399 (10.64%) CSS
3 1,353 (10.29%) AngularJS
4 1,323 (10.07%) React
5 1,299 (9.88%) HTML
6 1,239 (9.43%) Web Services
7 1,199 (9.12%) Node.js
8 949 (7.22%) REST
9 940 (7.15%) ASP.NET
10 829 (6.31%) .NET Core
11 777 (5.91%) RESTful
12 776 (5.90%) Spring
13 623 (4.74%) .NET Framework
14 570 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
15 562 (4.28%) Kafka
16 494 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 494 (3.76%) HTML5
17 463 (3.52%) JSON
18 460 (3.50%) jQuery
19 450 (3.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 763 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
2 702 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 656 (4.99%) Public Cloud
4 501 (3.81%) User Experience
5 442 (3.36%) Cloud Native
6 426 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 377 (2.87%) Data Centre
8 320 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
9 278 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
10 193 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 192 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
12 172 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 147 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
14 134 (1.02%) Fixed Income
15 133 (1.01%) Private Cloud
16 129 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 125 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 116 (0.88%) Virtual Team
19 105 (0.80%) Algorithms
19 105 (0.80%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3,079 (23.43%) Linux
2 1,686 (12.83%) Windows
3 617 (4.69%) Unix
4 498 (3.79%) Windows Server
5 307 (2.34%) CentOS
6 239 (1.82%) Android
7 237 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 227 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 143 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 132 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 79 (0.60%) Debian
12 78 (0.59%) Windows 10
13 69 (0.52%) VMS
14 62 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 61 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 40 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 31 (0.24%) Windows 7
18 22 (0.17%) CoreOS
18 22 (0.17%) Mesosphere
19 20 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,752 (51.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2,227 (16.94%) Microservices
3 2,070 (15.75%) Software Engineering
4 2,068 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
5 1,926 (14.65%) Scrum
6 1,911 (14.54%) TDD
7 1,787 (13.60%) Test Automation
8 1,191 (9.06%) Mentoring
9 1,165 (8.86%) Infrastructure as Code
10 1,149 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
11 1,085 (8.25%) Configuration Management
12 1,074 (8.17%) BDD
13 1,031 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 1,009 (7.68%) MVC
15 970 (7.38%) SDLC
16 949 (7.22%) Fintech
17 932 (7.09%) Open Source
18 862 (6.56%) Analytics
19 752 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
20 750 (5.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,553 (27.03%) Python
2 3,237 (24.63%) Java
3 2,832 (21.55%) JavaScript
4 2,657 (20.21%) C#
5 2,587 (19.68%) SQL
6 1,377 (10.48%) PowerShell
7 1,201 (9.14%) Bash Shell
8 874 (6.65%) Ruby
9 623 (4.74%) Go
10 597 (4.54%) PHP
11 531 (4.04%) C++
12 420 (3.20%) Java 8
13 405 (3.08%) TypeScript
14 392 (2.98%) Scala
15 370 (2.81%) Perl
16 356 (2.71%) C
17 319 (2.43%) T-SQL
18 282 (2.15%) Shell Script
19 228 (1.73%) Kotlin
20 164 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 987 (7.51%) Degree
2 547 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 369 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 368 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 184 (1.40%) AWS Certification
6 182 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 148 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 130 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 77 (0.59%) ISEB
10 71 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 62 (0.47%) CISSP
12 58 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 56 (0.43%) Master's Degree
14 43 (0.33%) MCSA
15 41 (0.31%) MCSE
16 38 (0.29%) RHCE
17 33 (0.25%) CCNP
18 29 (0.22%) MCSD
19 28 (0.21%) CISM
20 24 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 952 (7.24%) QA
2 153 (1.16%) SLA
3 109 (0.83%) GDPR
4 97 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 84 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 66 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 58 (0.44%) NIST
8 40 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 20 (0.15%) COBIT
10 20 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 20 (0.15%) PMO
11 13 (0.099%) FISMA
12 12 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (0.068%) NCSC
14 8 (0.061%) PMBOK
15 6 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.046%) PSD2
System Software
1 3,848 (29.28%) Docker
2 473 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 359 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 186 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 133 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 66 (0.50%) vSphere
7 48 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 37 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 37 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.19%) KVM
10 24 (0.18%) vCloud
10 24 (0.18%) XenApp
11 21 (0.16%) Xen
12 20 (0.15%) HDFS
13 18 (0.14%) oVirt
14 17 (0.13%) LXC
14 17 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.12%) NFS
16 15 (0.11%) DFS Replication
16 15 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3,240 (24.65%) Kubernetes
2 2,480 (18.87%) Ansible
3 2,379 (18.10%) Terraform
4 1,646 (12.52%) Puppet
5 1,196 (9.10%) Opscode Chef
6 280 (2.13%) Packer
7 274 (2.08%) Grafana
8 252 (1.92%) Prometheus
9 175 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
10 172 (1.31%) Nagios
11 152 (1.16%) Salt
12 142 (1.08%) Rancher
13 131 (1.00%) Consul
14 117 (0.89%) SCCM
14 117 (0.89%) ZABBIX
15 105 (0.80%) Kibana
16 95 (0.72%) Mesos
17 78 (0.59%) Graphite
18 72 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
19 62 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,098 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 958 (7.29%) Google
3 732 (5.57%) Oracle
4 570 (4.34%) VMware
5 343 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 247 (1.88%) Splunk
7 241 (1.83%) Atlassian
8 204 (1.55%) IBM
9 177 (1.35%) Cisco
10 175 (1.33%) SAP
11 128 (0.97%) WorldPay
12 124 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 115 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 113 (0.86%) Sitecore
15 110 (0.84%) Tableau
16 103 (0.78%) Citrix
16 103 (0.78%) HP
17 89 (0.68%) AppDynamics
18 84 (0.64%) SaltStack
19 79 (0.60%) New Relic