Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 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
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 591 520
Rank change year-on-year +68 -71 +203
Permanent jobs citing Elastic Stack 393 384 778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 0.96% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 242 270 569
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £45,313 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £61,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% -1.60% -7.41%
75th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,375 £100,000 £87,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%

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 35,177 40,184 56,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.94% 39.34% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 27,650 33,337 46,734
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +99 366 £67,500 - 64
UK excluding London +97 201 £57,500 +4.55% 38
London +50 178 £75,000 -11.76% 28
Work from Home -94 79 £62,500 -7.41% 19
South West +53 77 £55,000 +4.76% 6
South East +73 47 £58,750 +2.17% 13
Midlands +11 23 £45,000 -18.18% 6
East of England +37 21 £72,500 +31.82% 2
North of England -15 20 £62,500 +31.58% 9
North West +11 16 £60,000 +4.48% 5
West Midlands -10 15 £70,000 +16.67% 5
East Midlands +10 8 £40,000 +39.13% 1
Scotland -28 8 £55,000 -8.33%
Northern Ireland - 5 £52,500 - 1
North East - 3 £62,500 - 3
Wales +27 2 £87,500 +98.86% 1
Yorkshire -26 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 259 (65.90%) AWS
2 234 (59.54%) DevOps
3 232 (59.03%) Linux
4 212 (53.94%) Python
5 209 (53.18%) Kubernetes
6 207 (52.67%) Docker
7 190 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
8 175 (44.53%) Terraform
9 161 (40.97%) Ansible
10 147 (37.40%) Jenkins
11 137 (34.86%) Microservices
12 134 (34.10%) Prometheus
13 129 (32.82%) Java
14 121 (30.79%) Git (software)
15 120 (30.53%) Grafana
16 110 (27.99%) Azure
17 105 (26.72%) Puppet
18 100 (25.45%) Splunk
19 98 (24.94%) Configuration Management
20 93 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (23.16%) Infrastructure as Code
22 90 (22.90%) Serverless
23 86 (21.88%) GitLab
24 85 (21.63%) Ruby
25 84 (21.37%) Node.js
25 84 (21.37%) Social Skills
26 81 (20.61%) Security Cleared
27 80 (20.36%) Software Engineering
28 79 (20.10%) SQL
28 79 (20.10%) Elasticsearch

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 79 (20.10%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (9.16%) Confluence
3 24 (6.11%) OpenStack
4 22 (5.60%) nginx
5 19 (4.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (4.58%) Apache
7 17 (4.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (2.29%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.29%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.78%) CloudStack
9 7 (1.78%) GemFire
9 7 (1.78%) IIS
10 5 (1.27%) Apache Pulsar
11 1 (0.25%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) JBoss
11 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.25%) Traffic Server
11 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Gephi
2 4 (1.02%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.25%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 259 (65.90%) AWS
2 110 (27.99%) Azure
3 90 (22.90%) Serverless
4 60 (15.27%) PaaS
5 52 (13.23%) AWS Lambda
6 49 (12.47%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (12.47%) IaaS
7 44 (11.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 42 (10.69%) Amazon S3
9 41 (10.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 39 (9.92%) GitHub
11 38 (9.67%) Amazon EKS
12 32 (8.14%) GCP
13 28 (7.12%) Amazon ECS
14 25 (6.36%) SaaS
15 24 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (6.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 22 (5.60%) Azure Active Directory
17 15 (3.82%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (3.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.69%) Firewall
2 35 (8.91%) HTTP
3 31 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 30 (7.63%) Internet
5 23 (5.85%) DNS
6 15 (3.82%) Network Security
7 12 (3.05%) SMTP
8 10 (2.54%) VPN
9 8 (2.04%) SSL
10 7 (1.78%) Calico
10 7 (1.78%) VLAN
11 6 (1.53%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.53%) FTP
11 6 (1.53%) IMAP
11 6 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (1.53%) MPLS
12 5 (1.27%) Multicast
12 5 (1.27%) OpenVPN
12 5 (1.27%) tcpdump
13 3 (0.76%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.30%) PostgreSQL
2 64 (16.28%) MongoDB
3 63 (16.03%) NoSQL
4 42 (10.69%) MySQL
5 25 (6.36%) Redis
6 23 (5.85%) SQL Server
7 22 (5.60%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (5.09%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (3.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (2.80%) MariaDB
12 10 (2.54%) Hadoop
13 9 (2.29%) Big Data
14 6 (1.53%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.53%) Impala
15 4 (1.02%) Tableau
16 3 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
16 3 (0.76%) Power BI
16 3 (0.76%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 147 (37.40%) Jenkins
2 121 (30.79%) Git (software)
3 86 (21.88%) GitLab
4 69 (17.56%) JIRA
5 64 (16.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 34 (8.65%) Bitbucket
7 23 (5.85%) Artifactory
8 17 (4.33%) Cucumber
8 17 (4.33%) Maven
9 14 (3.56%) Gradle
9 14 (3.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (3.31%) MSBuild
10 13 (3.31%) Selenium
10 13 (3.31%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.05%) Pylint
11 12 (3.05%) Sourcetree
12 10 (2.54%) git-flow
13 9 (2.29%) gulp
13 9 (2.29%) Subversion
14 8 (2.04%) Gerrit
General
1 84 (21.37%) Social Skills
2 51 (12.98%) Finance
3 43 (10.94%) Public Sector
4 33 (8.40%) Banking
5 28 (7.12%) Marketing
6 22 (5.60%) Automotive
7 21 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (3.82%) Investment Banking
9 13 (3.31%) Advertising
10 12 (3.05%) Retail
11 10 (2.54%) Games
12 9 (2.29%) Electronics
12 9 (2.29%) Law
13 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
13 8 (2.04%) Telecoms
14 7 (1.78%) Legal
15 5 (1.27%) Back Office
15 5 (1.27%) Billing
16 4 (1.02%) Publishing
17 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 123 (31.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (20.36%) Developer
3 44 (11.20%) Cloud Engineer
4 36 (9.16%) Platform Engineer
5 30 (7.63%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 29 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
7 25 (6.36%) AWS DevOps
8 24 (6.11%) Site Engineer
9 23 (5.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 22 (5.60%) Senior DevOps
10 22 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.09%) Azure Engineer
11 20 (5.09%) Security Engineer
12 18 (4.58%) Python Developer
12 18 (4.58%) Python Engineer
12 18 (4.58%) Software Engineer
13 17 (4.33%) Analyst
14 15 (3.82%) Java Developer
15 14 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
16 13 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (21.37%) Node.js
2 62 (15.78%) Web Services
3 51 (12.98%) REST
4 48 (12.21%) Kafka
5 47 (11.96%) React
6 46 (11.70%) RabbitMQ
7 41 (10.43%) Spring
8 40 (10.18%) Spring Boot
9 33 (8.40%) AngularJS
9 33 (8.40%) RESTful
10 32 (8.14%) .NET
11 22 (5.60%) Serverless Framework
12 17 (4.33%) ASP.NET
13 16 (4.07%) .NET Core
13 16 (4.07%) LEMP Stack
14 15 (3.82%) ASP.NET Core
15 13 (3.31%) GraphQL
15 13 (3.31%) LAPP Stack
15 13 (3.31%) Pandas
16 12 (3.05%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (6.62%) Cloud Native
3 15 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.56%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.02%) PKI
11 3 (0.76%) Clustering
11 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.76%) Life Science
11 3 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.76%) Tandem
11 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 232 (59.03%) Linux
2 74 (18.83%) Windows
3 61 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (14.25%) CentOS
5 47 (11.96%) Unix
6 15 (3.82%) Ubuntu
7 14 (3.56%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (3.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.27%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.51%) Android
11 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (59.54%) DevOps
2 190 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (34.86%) Microservices
4 98 (24.94%) Configuration Management
5 93 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
6 91 (23.16%) Infrastructure as Code
7 80 (20.36%) Software Engineering
8 68 (17.30%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 65 (16.54%) SDLC
10 61 (15.52%) TDD
11 52 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (12.21%) Load Balancing
13 47 (11.96%) Scrum
14 46 (11.70%) Open Source
15 45 (11.45%) Analytics
15 45 (11.45%) Test Automation
16 42 (10.69%) Mentoring
17 41 (10.43%) Kanban
18 40 (10.18%) Continuous Delivery
19 35 (8.91%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 212 (53.94%) Python
2 129 (32.82%) Java
3 85 (21.63%) Ruby
4 79 (20.10%) SQL
5 74 (18.83%) Go
6 62 (15.78%) Bash Shell
7 59 (15.01%) C#
8 58 (14.76%) JavaScript
9 44 (11.20%) PowerShell
10 42 (10.69%) Shell Script
11 33 (8.40%) Perl
12 16 (4.07%) PHP
13 15 (3.82%) C
13 15 (3.82%) Java 8
14 14 (3.56%) TypeScript
15 8 (2.04%) R
16 7 (1.78%) C++
16 7 (1.78%) ES6
16 7 (1.78%) Groovy
16 7 (1.78%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 81 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 66 (16.79%) SC Cleared
3 48 (12.21%) Degree
4 25 (6.36%) AWS Certification
5 24 (6.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (3.56%) RHCE
6 14 (3.56%) RHCSA
7 9 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.78%) OCP
8 7 (1.78%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (1.53%) CCNA
9 6 (1.53%) CEH
9 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.53%) CISSP
9 6 (1.53%) GIAC
9 6 (1.53%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (1.53%) MCSE
9 6 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (1.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.09%) QA
2 9 (2.29%) SLA
3 4 (1.02%) NIST
4 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) WCAG
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 207 (52.67%) Docker
2 36 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 29 (7.38%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (4.83%) KVM
5 17 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (3.56%) LXC
7 6 (1.53%) Apache Flume
8 5 (1.27%) Postfix
9 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.76%) NFS
10 3 (0.76%) Xen
11 2 (0.51%) Ceph
11 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.51%) Squid
12 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.25%) Snort
12 1 (0.25%) Varnish
12 1 (0.25%) vSphere
12 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 209 (53.18%) Kubernetes
2 175 (44.53%) Terraform
3 161 (40.97%) Ansible
4 134 (34.10%) Prometheus
5 120 (30.53%) Grafana
6 105 (26.72%) Puppet
7 67 (17.05%) Opscode Chef
8 59 (15.01%) Kibana
9 52 (13.23%) Graphite
10 51 (12.98%) Packer
11 34 (8.65%) Consul
12 30 (7.63%) logstash
13 27 (6.87%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (5.09%) Nagios
15 19 (4.83%) CFEngine
15 19 (4.83%) Demisto
16 16 (4.07%) Opsview
17 7 (1.78%) ZABBIX
18 6 (1.53%) Munin
18 6 (1.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 100 (25.45%) Splunk
2 58 (14.76%) Microsoft
3 48 (12.21%) Oracle
4 47 (11.96%) ServiceNow
5 28 (7.12%) AppDynamics
6 25 (6.36%) Atlassian
7 21 (5.34%) VMware
8 20 (5.09%) Red Hat
9 19 (4.83%) ArcSight
10 10 (2.54%) PagerDuty
11 9 (2.29%) IBM
11 9 (2.29%) WSO2
12 8 (2.04%) Google
12 8 (2.04%) Pega
12 8 (2.04%) SAP
13 7 (1.78%) HP
13 7 (1.78%) PayPal
14 6 (1.53%) BT
15 5 (1.27%) Cisco
15 5 (1.27%) Qualys