Distributed Systems Jobs

Distributed Systems
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Distributed Systems in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that cited Distributed Systems over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 447 430 184
Rank change year-on-year -17 -246 +47
Permanent jobs citing Distributed Systems 563 660 3,794
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.71% 2.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 1.66% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 357 385 739
10th Percentile £48,250 £58,775 £52,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £87,500 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94% +13.33%
75th Percentile £115,000 £110,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £145,000 £127,500 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% -6.90% +16.00%

All Generic Skills
UK

Distributed Systems falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 36,881 39,847 84,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 43.09% 48.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23,494 22,189 34,558
10th Percentile £28,250 £35,750 £34,500
25th Percentile £38,530 £46,500 £45,229
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Distributed Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Distributed Systems in the UK

Distributed Systems
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Distributed Systems.

Salary trend for Distributed Systems in the UK

Distributed Systems
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Distributed Systems over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Distributed Systems in the UK

Distributed Systems
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Distributed Systems within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -26 485 £82,500 -5.71% 106
UK excluding London +127 323 £65,000 -3.70% 26
London -69 236 £100,000 +8.11% 86
Work from Home -62 169 £82,500 -2.94% 49
South East +47 117 £65,000 -7.14% 3
North of England +68 89 £68,000 -1.11% 8
Scotland -30 49 £57,500 -14.81% 3
North West +18 48 £80,000 +14.29% 4
Yorkshire +82 39 £68,000 -20.00% 3
Midlands -19 38 £60,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands +2 31 £58,550 -9.92% 4
East of England -20 16 £120,000 +41.18%
South West -43 10 £61,250 +19.51% 6
East Midlands -23 7 £87,500 +45.83% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £100,000 - 1
Wales +14 3 - -
North East -17 2 £75,000 +15.38% 2

Distributed Systems
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (5.51%) OpenStack
2 27 (4.80%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.66%) IIS
4 13 (2.31%) Confluence
5 11 (1.95%) JBoss
6 9 (1.60%) Red Hat Fuse
7 8 (1.42%) Apache
8 5 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.53%) CMS
9 3 (0.53%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.53%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.36%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.18%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Hedera
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Exchange
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.18%) Simulink
1 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Endur
1 1 (0.18%) Ripple
1 1 (0.18%) Ripple XRP
1 1 (0.18%) Salesforce CRM
1 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 242 (42.98%) AWS
2 171 (30.37%) Azure
3 79 (14.03%) Serverless
4 57 (10.12%) GCP
5 55 (9.77%) GitHub
6 54 (9.59%) Azure DevOps
7 43 (7.64%) Amazon EKS
7 43 (7.64%) GitHub Actions
8 41 (7.28%) Amazon ECS
9 40 (7.10%) Azure AI
9 40 (7.10%) IBM Cloud
10 39 (6.93%) Amazon Kinesis
11 36 (6.39%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (3.73%) Datadog
13 18 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (3.20%) PaaS
14 17 (3.02%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (2.84%) SaaS
16 13 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (2.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.02%) Network Security
2 14 (2.49%) WAN
3 13 (2.31%) HTTP
4 9 (1.60%) Firewall
5 8 (1.42%) DNS
6 2 (0.36%) DSL
7 1 (0.18%) DHCP
7 1 (0.18%) ICMP
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
7 1 (0.18%) SMTP
7 1 (0.18%) SNMP
7 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.45%) PostgreSQL
2 85 (15.10%) NoSQL
3 53 (9.41%) Relational Database
4 51 (9.06%) DynamoDB
5 29 (5.15%) Amazon Aurora
6 25 (4.44%) SQL Server
7 22 (3.91%) MySQL
8 17 (3.02%) Big Data
8 17 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.66%) Redis
10 14 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (2.49%) OLAP
11 11 (1.95%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.60%) BigQuery
12 9 (1.60%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.42%) CockroachDB
13 8 (1.42%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.42%) Flink
14 7 (1.24%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 94 (16.70%) Git
2 74 (13.14%) Jenkins
3 43 (7.64%) CircleCI
4 24 (4.26%) JIRA
5 17 (3.02%) JUnit
6 16 (2.84%) Subversion
7 13 (2.31%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (1.60%) Gatling
9 9 (1.60%) IntelliJ
10 8 (1.42%) Jaeger
10 8 (1.42%) JMeter
11 7 (1.24%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.07%) Crashlytics
12 6 (1.07%) Mockito
13 5 (0.89%) LabVIEW
14 4 (0.71%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.71%) GitLab
15 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
16 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 166 (29.48%) Social Skills
2 123 (21.85%) Public Sector
3 107 (19.01%) Finance
4 79 (14.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 64 (11.37%) Law
6 36 (6.39%) Banking
7 34 (6.04%) Marketing
8 31 (5.51%) Electronics
9 30 (5.33%) Organisational Skills
10 27 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (4.44%) Legal
12 21 (3.73%) Financial Institution
13 18 (3.20%) Front Office
14 16 (2.84%) Games
15 14 (2.49%) Investment Banking
15 14 (2.49%) Retail
16 9 (1.60%) Billing
17 8 (1.42%) Tech for Good
18 6 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
18 6 (1.07%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 160 (28.42%) Software Engineer
2 150 (26.64%) Developer
3 124 (22.02%) Senior
4 107 (19.01%) Lead
5 64 (11.37%) Lead Software Engineer
6 61 (10.83%) Java Developer
7 52 (9.24%) Senior Software Engineer
8 47 (8.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 37 (6.57%) Architect
10 32 (5.68%) Software Developer
11 30 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (5.15%) Senior Developer
13 28 (4.97%) Cloud Native Engineer
13 28 (4.97%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 26 (4.62%) Technical Leader
15 23 (4.09%) Software Manager
16 21 (3.73%) C# Developer
16 21 (3.73%) Full Stack Java Developer
17 19 (3.37%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (15.10%) .NET
2 83 (14.74%) REST
2 83 (14.74%) Web Services
3 69 (12.26%) AngularJS
4 64 (11.37%) RESTful
4 64 (11.37%) Spring
5 62 (11.01%) Spring Boot
6 60 (10.66%) React
7 51 (9.06%) Node.js
8 42 (7.46%) Kafka
9 38 (6.75%) Apache Camel
10 33 (5.86%) .NET Core
11 32 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
12 28 (4.97%) JSON
12 28 (4.97%) OpenTelemetry
13 27 (4.80%) HTML
14 23 (4.09%) XML
15 22 (3.91%) CSS
16 21 (3.73%) .NET Framework
16 21 (3.73%) http4s
Miscellaneous
1 98 (17.41%) Cloud Native
2 54 (9.59%) Public Cloud
3 51 (9.06%) Blockchain
4 46 (8.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 36 (6.39%) Legacy Code
6 35 (6.22%) Algorithms
7 30 (5.33%) Blog
8 25 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (3.73%) Media Streaming
9 21 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (3.55%) Management Information System
11 18 (3.20%) IoT
12 16 (2.84%) Data Structures
13 15 (2.66%) Robotics
14 14 (2.49%) Clustering
15 13 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (2.13%) Virtual Team
17 11 (1.95%) RISC-V
18 9 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
18 9 (1.60%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 153 (27.18%) Linux
2 40 (7.10%) Alpine Linux
2 40 (7.10%) CentOS
2 40 (7.10%) Debian
3 33 (5.86%) Windows
4 20 (3.55%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.31%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.24%) Android
6 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.71%) VMS
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.53%) Unix
9 2 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (47.42%) Software Engineering
2 234 (41.56%) Agile
3 211 (37.48%) DevOps
4 208 (36.94%) CI/CD
5 174 (30.91%) Microservices
6 97 (17.23%) Full Stack Development
7 87 (15.45%) Artificial Intelligence
8 85 (15.10%) Computer Science
9 83 (14.74%) Containerisation
10 72 (12.79%) Mentoring
11 71 (12.61%) Open Source
11 71 (12.61%) SDLC
12 64 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (11.01%) TDD
14 59 (10.48%) Data Science
15 58 (10.30%) Scrum
16 54 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
16 54 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (9.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 182 (32.33%) Java
2 113 (20.07%) JavaScript
3 111 (19.72%) C#
3 111 (19.72%) Python
4 109 (19.36%) SQL
5 99 (17.58%) Go
6 84 (14.92%) C++
7 80 (14.21%) C
8 59 (10.48%) TypeScript
9 55 (9.77%) Rust
10 45 (7.99%) Scala
11 16 (2.84%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.66%) Kotlin
13 14 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 12 (2.13%) F#
15 11 (1.95%) Embedded C
16 7 (1.24%) Haskell
16 7 (1.24%) Perl
17 6 (1.07%) Clojure
17 6 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 98 (17.41%) Degree
2 58 (10.30%) Azure Certification
3 56 (9.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 53 (9.41%) Security Cleared
5 47 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (7.10%) MCSA
6 40 (7.10%) MCSE
7 33 (5.86%) SC Cleared
8 28 (4.97%) Master's Degree
9 13 (2.31%) AWS Certification
9 13 (2.31%) PhD
10 7 (1.24%) CISSP
10 7 (1.24%) GIAC
11 6 (1.07%) CISM
11 6 (1.07%) SANS
12 5 (0.89%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.18%) HNC
14 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.95%) GDPR
2 11 (1.95%) HIPAA
3 9 (1.60%) NIST
4 8 (1.42%) QA
5 6 (1.07%) COBIT
5 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.07%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.71%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.53%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.18%) California Consumer Privacy Act
System Software
1 194 (34.46%) Docker
2 19 (3.37%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.49%) VMware NSX
4 9 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.07%) Ceph
6 5 (0.89%) HDFS
7 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.53%) Firmware
7 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 254 (45.12%) Kubernetes
2 110 (19.54%) Terraform
3 67 (11.90%) Ansible
4 29 (5.15%) Grafana
5 27 (4.80%) Prometheus
6 11 (1.95%) Kibana
7 8 (1.42%) Kiali
8 7 (1.24%) Packer
9 6 (1.07%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 6 (1.07%) Knative
10 5 (0.89%) Progress Chef
11 3 (0.53%) Puppet
12 2 (0.36%) Argo
12 2 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.46%) Red Hat
3 41 (7.28%) IBM
4 36 (6.39%) Splunk
5 31 (5.51%) WSO2
6 28 (4.97%) Dynatrace
7 14 (2.49%) VMware
8 13 (2.31%) Google
9 11 (1.95%) Databricks
10 9 (1.60%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.42%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.24%) Oracle
13 6 (1.07%) Amplitude
13 6 (1.07%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.89%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.89%) SAP
15 3 (0.53%) CrowdStrike
16 2 (0.36%) NVIDIA
16 2 (0.36%) Solace
16 2 (0.36%) Thales