Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Elastic Stack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Elastic Stack (formerly ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 536 564 557
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7 +195
Permanent jobs citing Elastic Stack 303 525 723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 1.09% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 260 373 589
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -6.10%

Elastic Stack is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30,783 48,013 59,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.55% 38.88% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25,640 39,834 49,565
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,685 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Elastic Stack.

Salary trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Elastic Stack within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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 +51 291 £65,000 +8.33% 71
UK excluding London +147 177 £57,500 +4.55% 43
London -1 124 £70,000 -6.67% 35
South West +102 62 £57,500 +4.55% 6
Work from Home -46 60 £60,000 -7.69% 23
South East +122 30 £63,750 +10.87% 15
Midlands +47 28 £70,000 +16.67% 5
North of England +38 26 £45,000 -3.23% 6
East of England +92 23 £72,500 +38.10% 2
West Midlands +45 18 £71,500 +19.17% 4
North West +41 16 £61,250 +22.50% 6
East Midlands +47 10 £38,500 +28.33% 1
Yorkshire +41 10 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £52,500 - 2
Wales +34 2 £87,500 +114.72% 4
Scotland +9 2 £36,250 -39.58% 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, IT jobs citing Elastic Stack 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 Elastic Stack.

1 216 (71.29%) AWS
2 197 (65.02%) DevOps
3 181 (59.74%) Linux
4 165 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (53.14%) Python
6 156 (51.49%) Docker
7 152 (50.17%) Kubernetes
8 145 (47.85%) Terraform
9 140 (46.20%) Ansible
9 140 (46.20%) Jenkins
10 102 (33.66%) Java
11 98 (32.34%) Azure
12 95 (31.35%) Microservices
13 94 (31.02%) Puppet
14 93 (30.69%) Infrastructure as Code
15 88 (29.04%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (28.38%) Serverless
17 82 (27.06%) Git (software)
18 80 (26.40%) Configuration Management
19 77 (25.41%) Prometheus
20 72 (23.76%) Splunk
21 71 (23.43%) Ruby
22 69 (22.77%) Node.js
22 69 (22.77%) GitLab
23 67 (22.11%) Grafana
24 60 (19.80%) Elasticsearch
25 59 (19.47%) Web Services
26 58 (19.14%) MongoDB
27 56 (18.48%) CentOS
28 55 (18.15%) Security Cleared

Elastic Stack
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 60 (19.80%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (13.20%) Confluence
3 19 (6.27%) Apache
4 16 (5.28%) nginx
4 16 (5.28%) OpenStack
5 12 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.64%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.31%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.65%) Apache Pulsar
9 4 (1.32%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.32%) IIS
10 3 (0.99%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.66%) DNN
11 2 (0.66%) JBoss
11 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.33%) Apache TomEE
12 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.98%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 216 (71.29%) AWS
2 98 (32.34%) Azure
3 86 (28.38%) Serverless
4 50 (16.50%) AWS Lambda
5 49 (16.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 40 (13.20%) Amazon EKS
7 38 (12.54%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (12.54%) PaaS
8 35 (11.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 35 (11.55%) SaaS
9 31 (10.23%) IaaS
10 29 (9.57%) GCP
11 28 (9.24%) Amazon S3
12 25 (8.25%) Amazon ECS
13 24 (7.92%) GitHub
14 22 (7.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (4.95%) OpenShift
16 14 (4.62%) Amazon ELB
16 14 (4.62%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.86%) Firewall
2 27 (8.91%) HTTP
3 24 (7.92%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.60%) Internet
5 18 (5.94%) DNS
6 14 (4.62%) VPN
7 12 (3.96%) SMTP
8 11 (3.63%) FTP
8 11 (3.63%) IMAP
9 7 (2.31%) MPLS
10 6 (1.98%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.98%) Multicast
10 6 (1.98%) SSL
10 6 (1.98%) tcpdump
11 5 (1.65%) Network Security
11 5 (1.65%) OpenVPN
11 5 (1.65%) VLAN
12 3 (0.99%) DSL
12 3 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (19.14%) MongoDB
2 54 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (13.86%) NoSQL
4 29 (9.57%) MySQL
5 25 (8.25%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (7.92%) Redis
7 23 (7.59%) SQL Server
8 19 (6.27%) Relational Database
9 17 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (2.64%) Big Data
12 6 (1.98%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.98%) Impala
12 6 (1.98%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (1.98%) MariaDB
13 5 (1.65%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.99%) Tableau
15 2 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 140 (46.20%) Jenkins
2 82 (27.06%) Git (software)
3 69 (22.77%) GitLab
4 54 (17.82%) JIRA
5 48 (15.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (9.24%) Bitbucket
7 27 (8.91%) Artifactory
8 15 (4.95%) Maven
9 13 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (3.96%) Gerrit
10 12 (3.96%) Pylint
10 12 (3.96%) Sourcetree
11 10 (3.30%) Cucumber
11 10 (3.30%) git-flow
12 8 (2.64%) SonarQube
13 7 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (2.31%) Subversion
13 7 (2.31%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.31%) Travis CI
14 6 (1.98%) GoCD
General
1 45 (14.85%) Finance
2 37 (12.21%) Public Sector
3 33 (10.89%) Marketing
4 17 (5.61%) Automotive
5 16 (5.28%) Games
6 15 (4.95%) Banking
7 11 (3.63%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.97%) Electronics
9 8 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.64%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.31%) Publishing
11 6 (1.98%) Legal
12 5 (1.65%) Advertising
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) Front Office
13 1 (0.33%) Military
13 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 132 (43.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (18.15%) Developer
3 29 (9.57%) AWS Engineer
4 27 (8.91%) AWS DevOps
4 27 (8.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 26 (8.58%) Platform Engineer
6 23 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (6.27%) Senior DevOps
7 19 (6.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (5.28%) Python Developer
8 16 (5.28%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 15 (4.95%) Python Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) Java Developer
10 14 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) Software Engineer
11 13 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.96%) Security Engineer
12 12 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.77%) Node.js
2 59 (19.47%) Web Services
3 47 (15.51%) REST
4 39 (12.87%) React
5 33 (10.89%) RabbitMQ
6 31 (10.23%) Spring Boot
7 28 (9.24%) Spring
8 25 (8.25%) AngularJS
9 23 (7.59%) .NET
10 22 (7.26%) RESTful
11 21 (6.93%) Kafka
12 18 (5.94%) Serverless Framework
13 17 (5.61%) Pandas
14 16 (5.28%) .NET Core
14 16 (5.28%) YAML
15 15 (4.95%) ASP.NET
15 15 (4.95%) ASP.NET Core
16 13 (4.29%) LEMP Stack
16 13 (4.29%) XML
17 12 (3.96%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.27%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (3.30%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.31%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.98%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.66%) User Experience
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Equities
11 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 181 (59.74%) Linux
2 56 (18.48%) CentOS
3 39 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (10.56%) Windows
5 25 (8.25%) Unix
6 18 (5.94%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.98%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.65%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Debian
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (65.02%) DevOps
2 165 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (31.35%) Microservices
4 93 (30.69%) Infrastructure as Code
5 88 (29.04%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (26.40%) Configuration Management
7 52 (17.16%) Scrum
7 52 (17.16%) TDD
8 50 (16.50%) Software Engineering
9 47 (15.51%) Load Balancing
10 46 (15.18%) Kanban
11 41 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (13.53%) SDLC
12 36 (11.88%) Open Source
13 34 (11.22%) BDD
13 34 (11.22%) Task Automation
14 33 (10.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (10.23%) Analytics
16 29 (9.57%) Test Automation
17 28 (9.24%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 161 (53.14%) Python
2 102 (33.66%) Java
3 71 (23.43%) Ruby
4 49 (16.17%) Bash Shell
5 47 (15.51%) SQL
6 40 (13.20%) JavaScript
7 39 (12.87%) Go
8 36 (11.88%) Shell Script
9 35 (11.55%) C#
10 30 (9.90%) Perl
11 29 (9.57%) PowerShell
12 15 (4.95%) Groovy
13 12 (3.96%) Java 8
14 11 (3.63%) PHP
15 9 (2.97%) C
16 6 (1.98%) R
17 5 (1.65%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.99%) Jython
18 3 (0.99%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.99%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 55 (18.15%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.90%) Degree
4 18 (5.94%) AWS Certification
4 18 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.98%) CCNA
7 6 (1.98%) CEH
7 6 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.98%) CISSP
7 6 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (1.98%) GIAC
7 6 (1.98%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (1.98%) MCSE
7 6 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (1.98%) SANS
7 6 (1.98%) SSCP
8 2 (0.66%) RHCE
8 2 (0.66%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.31%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.66%) NIST
2 2 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 156 (51.49%) Docker
2 31 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.94%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.96%) KVM
5 6 (1.98%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.65%) Postfix
7 4 (1.32%) LXC
8 3 (0.99%) Xen
9 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.33%) Ceph
10 1 (0.33%) NFS
10 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 152 (50.17%) Kubernetes
2 145 (47.85%) Terraform
3 140 (46.20%) Ansible
4 94 (31.02%) Puppet
5 77 (25.41%) Prometheus
6 67 (22.11%) Grafana
7 51 (16.83%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (16.17%) Kibana
9 32 (10.56%) Graphite
10 23 (7.59%) logstash
11 18 (5.94%) Packer
12 16 (5.28%) Docker Swarm
13 14 (4.62%) Nagios
14 12 (3.96%) CFEngine
14 12 (3.96%) Demisto
15 7 (2.31%) Consul
16 6 (1.98%) Munin
16 6 (1.98%) Oozie
17 5 (1.65%) Opsview
17 5 (1.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (23.76%) Splunk
2 37 (12.21%) Oracle
3 32 (10.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.56%) ServiceNow
3 32 (10.56%) VMware
4 22 (7.26%) AppDynamics
5 18 (5.94%) Atlassian
6 13 (4.29%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.96%) ArcSight
7 12 (3.96%) Google
8 11 (3.63%) WSO2
9 10 (3.30%) IBM
9 10 (3.30%) Pega
10 8 (2.64%) New Relic
10 8 (2.64%) SAP
11 6 (1.98%) BT
11 6 (1.98%) PagerDuty
12 5 (1.65%) Lets Encrypt
12 5 (1.65%) Qualys
13 4 (1.32%) Cisco