Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 24 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 +33
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 14,529 13,638 10,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.63% 8.28% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.54% 9.02% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11,091 10,577 8,618
UK median annual salary £62,900 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.64% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,486 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +0.95% +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 125,865 151,275 162,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.81% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 99,112 120,344 128,025
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the UK

DevOps
Top 16 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 October 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 +7 13,467 £65,000 +4.00% 2,442
UK excluding London +13 7,162 £54,486 +2.80% 1,596
London +6 7,067 £75,000 +7.14% 1,055
South East +20 2,146 £55,000 - 357
North of England +2 1,886 £54,500 +9.00% 447
North West +4 1,054 £55,000 +4.76% 235
South West +21 954 £50,000 - 188
Midlands +39 818 £52,500 -4.55% 218
Yorkshire +4 746 £53,133 +6.27% 170
Scotland +23 616 £50,000 +5.26% 134
West Midlands +41 552 £52,500 -8.70% 139
East of England +4 536 £55,000 -4.35% 180
East Midlands +31 264 £50,000 - 75
Wales -5 148 £50,000 - 58
North East -3 86 £53,463 +4.32% 42
Northern Ireland +22 81 £60,000 - 20

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7,699 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 5,859 (40.33%) AWS
3 5,460 (37.58%) Azure
4 4,457 (30.68%) Docker
5 4,263 (29.34%) Python
6 3,919 (26.97%) Linux
7 3,698 (25.45%) Java
8 3,646 (25.09%) Kubernetes
9 3,083 (21.22%) JavaScript
10 2,922 (20.11%) Jenkins
11 2,850 (19.62%) Ansible
12 2,834 (19.51%) Terraform
13 2,781 (19.14%) C#
14 2,717 (18.70%) Finance
15 2,710 (18.65%) .NET
16 2,688 (18.50%) SQL
17 2,612 (17.98%) Microservices
18 2,586 (17.80%) Software Engineering
19 2,483 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
20 2,438 (16.78%) Git (software)
21 2,259 (15.55%) Scrum
22 2,225 (15.31%) Microsoft
23 2,094 (14.41%) Puppet
24 2,023 (13.92%) Test Automation
25 1,969 (13.55%) TDD
26 1,846 (12.71%) Windows
27 1,794 (12.35%) GCP
28 1,728 (11.89%) SQL Server
29 1,675 (11.53%) Opscode Chef
30 1,511 (10.40%) Bash Shell

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
1 590 (4.06%) Confluence
2 449 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
3 388 (2.67%) Apache Spark
4 378 (2.60%) Apache
5 335 (2.31%) IIS
6 225 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 222 (1.53%) nginx
8 220 (1.51%) CMS
9 219 (1.51%) OpenStack
10 192 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 151 (1.04%) JBoss
12 108 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 107 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
14 92 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 66 (0.45%) SAS
16 63 (0.43%) Drupal
17 61 (0.42%) WordPress
18 60 (0.41%) WebLogic
19 58 (0.40%) Umbraco
20 50 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 94 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 37 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.041%) SPSS
10 4 (0.028%) HipChat
10 4 (0.028%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.021%) InDesign
11 3 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.014%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.014%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.014%) Sketch
13 1 (0.007%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.007%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 168 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 40 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 20 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.12%) Magento
8 13 (0.089%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 11 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
11 7 (0.048%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
13 5 (0.034%) CA PPM
13 5 (0.034%) MultiChain
13 5 (0.034%) Quorum
13 5 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
14 4 (0.028%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 4 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
14 4 (0.028%) Temenos T24
15 3 (0.021%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 5,859 (40.33%) AWS
2 5,460 (37.58%) Azure
3 1,794 (12.35%) GCP
4 878 (6.04%) Serverless
5 877 (6.04%) SaaS
6 848 (5.84%) PaaS
7 794 (5.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 689 (4.74%) IaaS
9 553 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
10 538 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
10 538 (3.70%) GitHub
11 453 (3.12%) Amazon S3
12 390 (2.68%) Office 365
13 363 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
14 354 (2.44%) OpenShift
15 305 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
16 300 (2.06%) Power Platform
17 219 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 203 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
19 198 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 552 (3.80%) Firewall
2 409 (2.82%) DNS
3 343 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 266 (1.83%) Internet
5 218 (1.50%) VPN
6 184 (1.27%) HTTP
7 152 (1.05%) DHCP
8 134 (0.92%) Network Security
9 108 (0.74%) SSL
10 92 (0.63%) WAN
11 83 (0.57%) Wireless
12 64 (0.44%) SAN
13 62 (0.43%) LAN
14 56 (0.39%) BGP
15 50 (0.34%) OSPF
16 49 (0.34%) VLAN
17 47 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
17 47 (0.32%) MPLS
18 40 (0.28%) HTTPS
18 40 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,728 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 866 (5.96%) Big Data
3 761 (5.24%) MySQL
4 725 (4.99%) NoSQL
5 654 (4.50%) MongoDB
6 539 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 493 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 394 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
9 382 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 355 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
11 301 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 286 (1.97%) Power BI
13 282 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 275 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 265 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
16 260 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 237 (1.63%) Redis
18 203 (1.40%) RDBMS
19 186 (1.28%) Data Lake
20 154 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2,922 (20.11%) Jenkins
2 2,438 (16.78%) Git (software)
3 1,286 (8.85%) JIRA
4 758 (5.22%) Selenium
5 678 (4.67%) TeamCity
6 602 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 573 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 525 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 489 (3.37%) Maven
10 475 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 452 (3.11%) Visual Studio
12 437 (3.01%) GitLab
13 421 (2.90%) Cucumber
14 367 (2.53%) Bitbucket
15 316 (2.17%) Subversion
16 246 (1.69%) Artifactory
17 238 (1.64%) JUnit
18 227 (1.56%) JMeter
19 199 (1.37%) WebDriver
20 183 (1.26%) SonarQube
General
1 2,717 (18.70%) Finance
2 886 (6.10%) Banking
3 762 (5.24%) Retail
4 461 (3.17%) Public Sector
5 374 (2.57%) Marketing
6 269 (1.85%) Games
7 259 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 226 (1.56%) Law
9 190 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 130 (0.89%) Front Office
11 120 (0.83%) Legal
12 115 (0.79%) Advertising
13 103 (0.71%) Electronics
14 82 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 78 (0.54%) Automotive
16 74 (0.51%) Billing
17 67 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 62 (0.43%) Back Office
19 50 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 46 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,685 (25.36%) Developer
2 3,646 (25.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,139 (7.84%) Architect
4 1,009 (6.94%) Software Engineer
5 891 (6.13%) AWS Engineer
6 818 (5.63%) Senior Developer
7 813 (5.60%) Senior DevOps
8 751 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 722 (4.97%) .NET Developer
10 698 (4.80%) Java Developer
11 692 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 649 (4.47%) AWS DevOps
13 600 (4.13%) Software Developer
14 573 (3.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 533 (3.67%) Consultant
16 521 (3.59%) C# Developer
17 451 (3.10%) Azure Engineer
18 422 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
19 409 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
20 375 (2.58%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,710 (18.65%) .NET
2 1,401 (9.64%) AngularJS
3 1,398 (9.62%) CSS
4 1,361 (9.37%) React
5 1,360 (9.36%) HTML
6 1,334 (9.18%) Web Services
7 1,240 (8.53%) Node.js
8 1,048 (7.21%) ASP.NET
9 1,011 (6.96%) REST
10 813 (5.60%) RESTful
11 770 (5.30%) .NET Core
12 727 (5.00%) Spring
13 709 (4.88%) .NET Framework
14 621 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 604 (4.16%) JSON
16 559 (3.85%) Kafka
17 554 (3.81%) jQuery
18 549 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 516 (3.55%) HTML5
20 502 (3.46%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 808 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 779 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 728 (5.01%) Public Cloud
4 563 (3.88%) User Experience
5 467 (3.21%) Cloud Native
6 460 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 456 (3.14%) Data Centre
8 426 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
9 382 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
10 311 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 215 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 213 (1.47%) Management Information System
13 203 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
14 171 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 159 (1.09%) Virtual Team
16 149 (1.03%) Data Structures
17 147 (1.01%) Hedge funds
18 122 (0.84%) Replication
19 113 (0.78%) Smartphone
20 92 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3,919 (26.97%) Linux
2 1,846 (12.71%) Windows
3 808 (5.56%) Unix
4 544 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 368 (2.53%) CentOS
6 340 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 242 (1.67%) Android
8 199 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 189 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 116 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 91 (0.63%) Debian
12 65 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 48 (0.33%) VMS
15 40 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 40 (0.28%) Mesosphere
16 28 (0.19%) CoreOS
16 28 (0.19%) Windows 7
17 26 (0.18%) Solaris
17 26 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,699 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,612 (17.98%) Microservices
3 2,586 (17.80%) Software Engineering
4 2,483 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2,259 (15.55%) Scrum
6 2,023 (13.92%) Test Automation
7 1,969 (13.55%) TDD
8 1,503 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
9 1,370 (9.43%) Infrastructure as Code
10 1,356 (9.33%) Configuration Management
11 1,350 (9.29%) Open Source
12 1,285 (8.84%) Mentoring
13 1,265 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 1,137 (7.83%) SDLC
15 1,114 (7.67%) BDD
16 1,087 (7.48%) MVC
17 1,032 (7.10%) Fintech
18 1,003 (6.90%) Analytics
19 895 (6.16%) Computer Science
20 861 (5.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4,263 (29.34%) Python
2 3,698 (25.45%) Java
3 3,083 (21.22%) JavaScript
4 2,781 (19.14%) C#
5 2,688 (18.50%) SQL
6 1,511 (10.40%) Bash Shell
7 1,480 (10.19%) PowerShell
8 1,058 (7.28%) Ruby
9 780 (5.37%) Go
10 685 (4.71%) C++
11 684 (4.71%) PHP
12 472 (3.25%) C
13 460 (3.17%) TypeScript
14 447 (3.08%) Perl
15 412 (2.84%) Scala
16 390 (2.68%) T-SQL
17 387 (2.66%) Java 8
18 360 (2.48%) Shell Script
19 216 (1.49%) Kotlin
20 182 (1.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,261 (8.68%) Degree
2 546 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 454 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 367 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 231 (1.59%) AWS Certification
6 173 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 131 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 125 (0.86%) ISTQB
9 99 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 89 (0.61%) CISSP
11 82 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 78 (0.54%) ISEB
13 48 (0.33%) CCNP
14 47 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (0.26%) RHCE
16 37 (0.25%) PhD
17 36 (0.25%) MCSE
18 35 (0.24%) CEH
18 35 (0.24%) HND
18 35 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,159 (7.98%) QA
2 186 (1.28%) SLA
3 151 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 138 (0.95%) GDPR
5 70 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 56 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 53 (0.36%) NIST
8 34 (0.23%) COBIT
8 34 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.18%) PMO
10 22 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 14 (0.096%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 11 (0.076%) PSD2
13 10 (0.069%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.055%) FISMA
16 7 (0.048%) TickIT
17 6 (0.041%) NCSC
18 5 (0.034%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 4,457 (30.68%) Docker
2 502 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 347 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 218 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 149 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 103 (0.71%) vSphere
7 53 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 52 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (0.29%) Xen
10 40 (0.28%) KVM
11 27 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 26 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 26 (0.18%) HDFS
13 24 (0.17%) Varnish
14 22 (0.15%) oVirt
15 21 (0.14%) RHEV
16 20 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
16 20 (0.14%) VirtualBox
16 20 (0.14%) XenApp
17 19 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3,646 (25.09%) Kubernetes
2 2,850 (19.62%) Ansible
3 2,834 (19.51%) Terraform
4 2,094 (14.41%) Puppet
5 1,675 (11.53%) Opscode Chef
6 340 (2.34%) Prometheus
7 316 (2.17%) Packer
8 253 (1.74%) Grafana
9 250 (1.72%) Nagios
10 233 (1.60%) Salt
11 230 (1.58%) Consul
12 209 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
13 180 (1.24%) Kibana
14 148 (1.02%) Rancher
15 135 (0.93%) ZABBIX
16 112 (0.77%) Graphite
17 99 (0.68%) logstash
18 85 (0.59%) SCCM
19 79 (0.54%) Automic
20 76 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2,225 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 1,231 (8.47%) Google
3 733 (5.05%) Oracle
4 590 (4.06%) VMware
5 389 (2.68%) Red Hat
6 351 (2.42%) Splunk
7 245 (1.69%) IBM
8 227 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 218 (1.50%) SAP
10 193 (1.33%) Cisco
11 162 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 152 (1.05%) AppDynamics
13 136 (0.94%) Sitecore
14 135 (0.93%) WorldPay
15 133 (0.92%) Citrix
16 124 (0.85%) New Relic
17 122 (0.84%) ServiceNow
18 95 (0.65%) Cloudera
18 95 (0.65%) HP
19 94 (0.65%) SaltStack