Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 498 453 529
Rank change year-on-year -45 +76 +127
Permanent jobs citing Elastic Stack 700 259 739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.41% 1.20% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 332 166 504
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £40,375
25th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £51,250 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +36.59% -21.15% +8.33%
75th Percentile £83,750 £72,500 £81,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £83,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% -

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 49,639 21,561 52,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.50% 43.93% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32,131 18,319 43,479
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Top 16 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 24 September 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 -45 643 £70,000 +30.23% 79
London -30 351 £72,500 +7.41% 42
UK excluding London -107 304 £56,250 +25.00% 37
South West -3 108 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Work from Home -214 106 £70,000 +55.56% 17
South East -78 96 £57,500 +21.05% 8
North of England -162 35 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Midlands -102 32 £65,000 +8.33% 5
West Midlands -94 25 £65,000 +8.33% 4
North West -96 20 £51,250 -18.00% 8
East of England -87 16 £65,000 +26.83% 4
Scotland -93 14 £67,500 +42.11% 1
Yorkshire -127 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East Midlands -67 7 - - 1
Wales -45 3 £45,000 +2.27%
North East - 3 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 475 (67.86%) AWS
2 415 (59.29%) Linux
2 415 (59.29%) Python
3 394 (56.29%) DevOps
4 384 (54.86%) Kubernetes
5 355 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
6 339 (48.43%) Docker
7 332 (47.43%) Ansible
8 315 (45.00%) Java
9 293 (41.86%) Jenkins
10 265 (37.86%) Azure
11 263 (37.57%) Terraform
12 240 (34.29%) Software Engineering
13 215 (30.71%) Microservices
14 212 (30.29%) Prometheus
15 211 (30.14%) Grafana
16 209 (29.86%) Kafka
17 195 (27.86%) Elasticsearch
18 189 (27.00%) Git (software)
19 177 (25.29%) Windows
20 176 (25.14%) Go
21 175 (25.00%) SQL
22 169 (24.14%) JavaScript
22 169 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
23 166 (23.71%) Kibana
24 158 (22.57%) Social Skills
25 157 (22.43%) Splunk
26 154 (22.00%) Puppet
27 153 (21.86%) Infrastructure as Code
28 148 (21.14%) Node.js

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
1 195 (27.86%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (6.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 38 (5.43%) Confluence
4 35 (5.00%) GemFire
5 26 (3.71%) OpenStack
6 25 (3.57%) Apache
7 23 (3.29%) Apache Spark
8 16 (2.29%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.00%) nginx
10 12 (1.71%) IIS
10 12 (1.71%) Jupyter
11 7 (1.00%) CMS
12 6 (0.86%) Traefik
13 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.43%) Camunda
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
15 1 (0.14%) JBoss
15 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Fuse
15 1 (0.14%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 10 (1.43%) SOLIDWORKS
2 7 (1.00%) Campfire
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 475 (67.86%) AWS
2 265 (37.86%) Azure
3 125 (17.86%) Serverless
4 111 (15.86%) GCP
5 93 (13.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 86 (12.29%) AWS Lambda
7 85 (12.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 75 (10.71%) Amazon S3
8 75 (10.71%) GitHub
9 68 (9.71%) PaaS
10 65 (9.29%) Amazon ECS
11 59 (8.43%) OpenShift
12 56 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
13 36 (5.14%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (4.71%) Amazon Kinesis
14 33 (4.71%) Amazon SQS
15 30 (4.29%) Amazon EKS
16 28 (4.00%) IaaS
17 24 (3.43%) SaaS
18 23 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.43%) HTTP
2 45 (6.43%) Firewall
3 42 (6.00%) DNS
4 34 (4.86%) Calico
5 27 (3.86%) TCP/IP
6 25 (3.57%) Internet
7 24 (3.43%) Broadband
7 24 (3.43%) Network Security
8 20 (2.86%) SSL
9 16 (2.29%) VPN
9 16 (2.29%) WebEx
10 11 (1.57%) MQTT
10 11 (1.57%) SAN
10 11 (1.57%) SMTP
11 10 (1.43%) VSAN
12 9 (1.29%) tcpdump
13 7 (1.00%) SD-WAN
14 5 (0.71%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.71%) VoIP
15 4 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (18.43%) MySQL
2 122 (17.43%) NoSQL
3 118 (16.86%) MongoDB
3 118 (16.86%) PostgreSQL
4 69 (9.86%) Redis
5 62 (8.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 59 (8.43%) Hadoop
7 38 (5.43%) SQL Server
8 36 (5.14%) Relational Database
9 34 (4.86%) Big Data
10 31 (4.43%) Amazon Athena
11 29 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
11 29 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 28 (4.00%) Oracle Database
13 27 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (2.71%) RDBMS
15 18 (2.57%) Couchbase
16 16 (2.29%) Tableau
17 15 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
18 12 (1.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 293 (41.86%) Jenkins
2 189 (27.00%) Git (software)
3 93 (13.29%) Selenium
4 74 (10.57%) Cucumber
5 71 (10.14%) JMeter
6 65 (9.29%) GitLab
6 65 (9.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 61 (8.71%) TeamCity
8 60 (8.57%) JIRA
9 48 (6.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 46 (6.57%) Robot Framework
11 45 (6.43%) Bitbucket
11 45 (6.43%) Eclipse
11 45 (6.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 45 (6.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 43 (6.14%) Gradle
13 35 (5.00%) SonarQube
14 34 (4.86%) gulp
14 34 (4.86%) IBM UrbanCode
14 34 (4.86%) Protractor
General
1 158 (22.57%) Social Skills
2 130 (18.57%) Finance
3 84 (12.00%) Banking
4 61 (8.71%) Law
5 59 (8.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 35 (5.00%) Retail
7 29 (4.14%) Public Sector
8 28 (4.00%) Games
9 17 (2.43%) Advertising
9 17 (2.43%) Wearables
10 15 (2.14%) Legal
11 12 (1.71%) Automotive
12 9 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (1.29%) Publishing
13 8 (1.14%) Back Office
14 7 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (0.86%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 175 (25.00%) Developer
2 149 (21.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 67 (9.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 55 (7.86%) Software Engineer
5 50 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 47 (6.71%) Platform Engineer
7 37 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
8 30 (4.29%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 28 (4.00%) SOC Engineer
10 27 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
10 27 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
11 25 (3.57%) Backend Developer
12 23 (3.29%) Site Engineer
13 22 (3.14%) Senior DevOps
13 22 (3.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 20 (2.86%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 20 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
15 18 (2.57%) Analyst
15 18 (2.57%) Senior Developer
16 17 (2.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (29.86%) Kafka
2 148 (21.14%) Node.js
3 118 (16.86%) RabbitMQ
4 108 (15.43%) React
5 105 (15.00%) AngularJS
6 93 (13.29%) Spring Boot
7 86 (12.29%) REST
8 79 (11.29%) Spring
9 75 (10.71%) .NET
10 70 (10.00%) Web Services
11 63 (9.00%) Apache NiFi
12 47 (6.71%) RESTful
13 43 (6.14%) HTML
14 42 (6.00%) CSS
15 38 (5.43%) J2EE
16 37 (5.29%) WireMock
17 35 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
17 35 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 34 (4.86%) Spring Integration
19 27 (3.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.43%) Cyberattack
2 52 (7.43%) Cloud Native
3 37 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.14%) Algorithms
6 28 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 26 (3.71%) Clustering
8 23 (3.29%) User Experience
9 22 (3.14%) Social Media
10 21 (3.00%) Public Cloud
11 14 (2.00%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.86%) PlayStation
13 11 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.43%) Blog
14 10 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.43%) SWIFT
15 9 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.29%) iPhone
15 9 (1.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 415 (59.29%) Linux
2 177 (25.29%) Windows
3 93 (13.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 81 (11.57%) CentOS
5 55 (7.86%) Unix
6 35 (5.00%) Mesosphere
7 21 (3.00%) Ubuntu
8 17 (2.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (2.00%) Android
9 14 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 14 (2.00%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.86%) Debian
10 6 (0.86%) VMS
11 5 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.29%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.14%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (56.29%) DevOps
2 355 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (34.29%) Software Engineering
4 215 (30.71%) Microservices
5 169 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 153 (21.86%) Infrastructure as Code
7 139 (19.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 125 (17.86%) Configuration Management
9 115 (16.43%) Analytics
10 112 (16.00%) TDD
11 100 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 99 (14.14%) Open Source
13 98 (14.00%) Computer Science
14 94 (13.43%) Mentoring
15 90 (12.86%) Continuous Delivery
16 84 (12.00%) Scrum
17 81 (11.57%) Test Automation
18 80 (11.43%) BDD
19 76 (10.86%) High Availability
19 76 (10.86%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 415 (59.29%) Python
2 315 (45.00%) Java
3 176 (25.14%) Go
4 175 (25.00%) SQL
5 169 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 144 (20.57%) Bash Shell
7 97 (13.86%) C#
8 88 (12.57%) PowerShell
9 81 (11.57%) Ruby
10 56 (8.00%) TypeScript
11 51 (7.29%) C++
12 38 (5.43%) C
13 27 (3.86%) Java 8
13 27 (3.86%) PHP
13 27 (3.86%) Shell Script
14 24 (3.43%) ES6
15 15 (2.14%) Java 11
15 15 (2.14%) Perl
15 15 (2.14%) Scala
16 14 (2.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 108 (15.43%) Degree
2 106 (15.14%) Security Cleared
3 100 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 56 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (4.86%) OCP
5 34 (4.86%) Oracle Certification
6 30 (4.29%) DV Cleared
7 29 (4.14%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.71%) RHCE
8 12 (1.71%) RHCSA
9 7 (1.00%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.43%) MCITP
10 3 (0.43%) MCP
10 3 (0.43%) MCSA
10 3 (0.43%) MCSE
10 3 (0.43%) MCTS
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.57%) SLA
2 41 (5.86%) QA
3 10 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.29%) WCAG
5 7 (1.00%) GDPR
6 4 (0.57%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.43%) NIST
8 2 (0.29%) MiFID
8 2 (0.29%) PSD2
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 339 (48.43%) Docker
2 69 (9.86%) Virtual Machines
3 39 (5.57%) Active Directory
4 24 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.57%) Ceph
8 9 (1.29%) LXC
9 8 (1.14%) KVM
10 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.71%) NFS
11 4 (0.57%) Snort
12 3 (0.43%) HDFS
13 2 (0.29%) Squid
13 2 (0.29%) vSphere
13 2 (0.29%) Xen
14 1 (0.14%) iptables
14 1 (0.14%) Varnish
14 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 384 (54.86%) Kubernetes
2 332 (47.43%) Ansible
3 263 (37.57%) Terraform
4 212 (30.29%) Prometheus
5 211 (30.14%) Grafana
6 166 (23.71%) Kibana
7 154 (22.00%) Puppet
8 143 (20.43%) Opscode Chef
9 118 (16.86%) logstash
10 84 (12.00%) Consul
11 82 (11.71%) Graphite
12 62 (8.86%) Packer
13 39 (5.57%) ZABBIX
14 34 (4.86%) Automic
15 33 (4.71%) Docker Swarm
16 24 (3.43%) HAProxy
17 21 (3.00%) Nagios
18 17 (2.43%) Opsview
19 16 (2.29%) Pingdom
20 13 (1.86%) Icinga
Vendors
1 157 (22.43%) Splunk
2 129 (18.43%) Oracle
3 90 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 63 (9.00%) Atlassian
5 52 (7.43%) Red Hat
6 41 (5.86%) Google
7 33 (4.71%) New Relic
8 31 (4.43%) VMware
9 23 (3.29%) PayPal
10 20 (2.86%) AppDynamics
11 11 (1.57%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.57%) Sun
12 10 (1.43%) Rackspace
13 9 (1.29%) Cisco
13 9 (1.29%) Dynatrace
13 9 (1.29%) IBM
14 7 (1.00%) HP
14 7 (1.00%) LexisNexis
14 7 (1.00%) SAP
14 7 (1.00%) Veracode