Period
to 11 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DevSecOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DevSecOps over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevSecOps
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 379 665 945
Rank change year-on-year +286 +280 +246
Permanent jobs citing DevSecOps 629 335 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 400 271 151
10th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £37,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £54,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £93,125
90th Percentile £101,375 £100,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year - +14.04% +128.00%

DevSecOps 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 76,569 104,649 137,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.14% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,055 84,002 109,346
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

DevSecOps
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DevSecOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevSecOps in the UK

DevSecOps
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevSecOps.

Salary trend for DevSecOps in the UK

DevSecOps
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevSecOps over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for DevSecOps in the UK

DevSecOps
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevSecOps within the UK over the 6 months to 11 April 2021. 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 +271 580 £80,000 - 68
London +155 293 £80,000 -5.88% 36
UK excluding London +284 291 £65,000 - 34
South West +106 128 £86,250 +7.81% 3
Work from Home -89 102 £75,000 +3.45% 12
South East +120 56 £82,500 +10.00% 6
Midlands +68 53 £63,750 +7.14% 7
West Midlands +71 49 £63,750 +21.43% 4
North of England +54 34 £60,000 +14.29% 12
North West +52 29 £60,000 +14.29% 8
Northern Ireland +11 9 £35,500 -35.45%
North East - 5 £60,000 - 1
Wales +30 4 £73,750 +45.32%
Scotland - 4 £67,500 - 2
East of England +58 3 £60,000 -25.00% 5
East Midlands +15 3 £62,500 -26.47% 2

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing DevSecOps 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 DevSecOps.

1 401 (63.75%) DevOps
2 349 (55.48%) Azure
3 339 (53.90%) AWS
4 330 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
5 297 (47.22%) Docker
6 246 (39.11%) Python
7 235 (37.36%) Linux
8 231 (36.72%) Infrastructure as Code
9 216 (34.34%) Terraform
10 215 (34.18%) Scrum
11 195 (31.00%) Ansible
12 182 (28.93%) Machine Learning
13 177 (28.14%) Data Science
14 174 (27.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 172 (27.34%) Kubernetes
16 163 (25.91%) Cybersecurity
16 163 (25.91%) SDLC
17 159 (25.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 152 (24.17%) Bash Shell
19 145 (23.05%) Microsoft
20 136 (21.62%) Cyber Intelligence
21 132 (20.99%) Puppet
22 130 (20.67%) PowerShell
23 129 (20.51%) JIRA
24 127 (20.19%) Analytics
25 124 (19.71%) Confluence
26 119 (18.92%) GCP
27 115 (18.28%) Microservices
28 114 (18.12%) Software Engineering
29 111 (17.65%) VMware

DevSecOps
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
1 124 (19.71%) Confluence
2 40 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.11%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.95%) IIS
5 5 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) Jadu
6 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.16%) nginx
6 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.16%) Traefik
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.48%) Figma
1 3 (0.48%) GIMP
1 3 (0.48%) Inkscape
1 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.02%) R3 Corda
2 4 (0.64%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 349 (55.48%) Azure
2 339 (53.90%) AWS
3 119 (18.92%) GCP
4 69 (10.97%) Serverless
5 48 (7.63%) GitHub
6 45 (7.15%) Amazon EKS
6 45 (7.15%) SaaS
7 38 (6.04%) AWS Lambda
8 36 (5.72%) IaaS
8 36 (5.72%) PaaS
9 26 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (3.82%) Amazon S3
11 22 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
13 16 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (2.38%) OpenShift
15 14 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (2.23%) Power Platform
16 12 (1.91%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 103 (16.38%) Firewall
2 68 (10.81%) IPv4
2 68 (10.81%) VPN
3 56 (8.90%) VLAN
4 55 (8.74%) OSPF
5 28 (4.45%) Network Security
6 11 (1.75%) Internet
7 10 (1.59%) DNS
8 8 (1.27%) IPsec
9 7 (1.11%) HTTP
10 4 (0.64%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.32%) DHCP
12 2 (0.32%) MPLS
13 1 (0.16%) BGP
13 1 (0.16%) DMZ
13 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.16%) ICMP
13 1 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.40%) Big Data
2 29 (4.61%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.18%) Blockchain
4 19 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (2.86%) Apache Accumulo
5 18 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.23%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.91%) Redis
8 9 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (1.43%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.64%) Power BI
11 3 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.48%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.48%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.48%) OLAP
11 3 (0.48%) OLTP
11 3 (0.48%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.48%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 129 (20.51%) JIRA
2 102 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 98 (15.58%) Git (software)
4 65 (10.33%) Subversion
5 52 (8.27%) TeamCity
6 41 (6.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (3.82%) Artifactory
8 19 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.91%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.75%) GitLab
11 10 (1.59%) Travis CI
12 9 (1.43%) Gradle
12 9 (1.43%) Maven
13 8 (1.27%) CircleCI
13 8 (1.27%) Selenium
14 5 (0.79%) Metasploit
15 3 (0.48%) AppScan
15 3 (0.48%) Balsamiq
15 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 109 (17.33%) Finance
2 73 (11.61%) Legal
3 34 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 33 (5.25%) Marketing
5 24 (3.82%) Banking
6 23 (3.66%) Retail
7 21 (3.34%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.86%) Electronics
8 18 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.11%) Automotive
10 4 (0.64%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 120 (19.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (14.94%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 91 (14.47%) Architect
4 70 (11.13%) Security Engineer
5 65 (10.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 43 (6.84%) Software Engineer
7 41 (6.52%) Security Architect
8 40 (6.36%) AWS Engineer
9 38 (6.04%) Cloud Architect
10 29 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
11 26 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.97%) Developer
13 21 (3.34%) Security Manager
13 21 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (3.18%) Consultant
15 19 (3.02%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 19 (3.02%) Senior Architect
15 19 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
16 18 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
16 18 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.63%) Web Services
2 68 (10.81%) Kafka
3 48 (7.63%) Apache NiFi
4 22 (3.50%) Node.js
5 21 (3.34%) .NET
5 21 (3.34%) React
6 15 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (2.38%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (2.23%) OAuth
8 13 (2.07%) OpenID
9 11 (1.75%) HTML
10 10 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.59%) SAML
11 9 (1.43%) .NET Core
11 9 (1.43%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.43%) REST
11 9 (1.43%) RESTful
12 8 (1.27%) CSS
12 8 (1.27%) Serverless Framework
13 6 (0.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (13.83%) Cloud Native
2 86 (13.67%) Public Cloud
3 71 (11.29%) Cyberattack
4 46 (7.31%) PKI
5 23 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (3.50%) User Experience
7 15 (2.38%) Algorithms
8 13 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.43%) Social Network
11 8 (1.27%) Blog
11 8 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 235 (37.36%) Linux
2 109 (17.33%) Windows
3 84 (13.35%) Windows Server
4 83 (13.20%) CentOS
5 62 (9.86%) Unix
6 48 (7.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (7.31%) Ubuntu
8 41 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.75%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.95%) Kali Linux
11 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.48%) Debian
12 3 (0.48%) SUSE
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) Android
13 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (63.75%) DevOps
2 330 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (36.72%) Infrastructure as Code
4 215 (34.18%) Scrum
5 182 (28.93%) Machine Learning
6 177 (28.14%) Data Science
7 174 (27.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 163 (25.91%) Cybersecurity
8 163 (25.91%) SDLC
9 159 (25.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 136 (21.62%) Cyber Intelligence
11 127 (20.19%) Analytics
12 115 (18.28%) Microservices
13 114 (18.12%) Software Engineering
14 110 (17.49%) Open Source
15 109 (17.33%) Artificial Intelligence
16 105 (16.69%) Information Security
17 96 (15.26%) Mentoring
18 94 (14.94%) Continuous Delivery
19 87 (13.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (39.11%) Python
2 152 (24.17%) Bash Shell
3 130 (20.67%) PowerShell
4 109 (17.33%) Java
5 63 (10.02%) Go
6 28 (4.45%) C
7 27 (4.29%) C++
8 26 (4.13%) C#
9 19 (3.02%) JavaScript
10 18 (2.86%) SQL
11 14 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.07%) Perl
13 8 (1.27%) Ruby
14 5 (0.79%) Groovy
14 5 (0.79%) Scala
15 3 (0.48%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.32%) Clojure
16 2 (0.32%) PHP
17 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (9.54%) Degree
2 39 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.72%) CISSP
4 26 (4.13%) GIAC
5 23 (3.66%) RHCE
6 19 (3.02%) OSCP
7 18 (2.86%) AWS Certification
7 18 (2.86%) OSCE
8 16 (2.54%) CISM
9 15 (2.38%) PhD
9 15 (2.38%) SANS
10 13 (2.07%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.27%) CEPT
12 8 (1.27%) EC-Council LPT
12 8 (1.27%) GXPN
12 8 (1.27%) OSWP
13 7 (1.11%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.11%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.95%) NIST
2 48 (7.63%) GDPR
3 35 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (5.56%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.23%) QA
5 12 (1.91%) SOC 2
6 10 (1.59%) SOC 1
7 9 (1.43%) NCSC
8 5 (0.79%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.64%) COBIT
10 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.48%) WCAG
11 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.32%) SLA
12 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 297 (47.22%) Docker
2 97 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (3.18%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.79%) Xen
6 3 (0.48%) Firmware
6 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) Ceph
8 1 (0.16%) Gluster
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 216 (34.34%) Terraform
2 195 (31.00%) Ansible
3 172 (27.34%) Kubernetes
4 132 (20.99%) Puppet
5 52 (8.27%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (7.31%) Prometheus
7 37 (5.88%) Rancher
8 34 (5.41%) Grafana
9 17 (2.70%) CASB
10 11 (1.75%) Consul
10 11 (1.75%) linkerd
11 9 (1.43%) Nessus
12 7 (1.11%) Salt
13 5 (0.79%) Nmap
14 3 (0.48%) Nagios
14 3 (0.48%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.32%) Opsgenie
15 2 (0.32%) Packer
15 2 (0.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 145 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 111 (17.65%) VMware
3 71 (11.29%) Google
4 67 (10.65%) Red Hat
5 41 (6.52%) Oracle
6 21 (3.34%) SAP
7 9 (1.43%) Cloudera
8 8 (1.27%) AppDynamics
8 8 (1.27%) Splunk
9 7 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.95%) Databricks
10 6 (0.95%) Fortinet
10 6 (0.95%) Qualys
11 5 (0.79%) CyberArk
11 5 (0.79%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.79%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.79%) New Relic
11 5 (0.79%) Veracode
11 5 (0.79%) Workday