Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Elastic Stack (formerly ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana)
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 572 530 744
Rank change year-on-year -42 +214 -13
Permanent jobs citing Elastic Stack 479 778 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.32% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 336 627 428
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £38,125 £33,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 46,411 58,737 72,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.21% 39.38% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 38,126 48,197 61,154
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Top 15 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 30 March 2020. 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 -19 442 £60,000 -7.69% 71
London +32 277 £80,000 +6.67% 36
UK excluding London -77 197 £55,000 +10.00% 44
North of England +19 59 £46,500 -15.45% 11
North West +34 42 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South East -19 41 £55,000 - 11
Midlands +65 34 £57,500 +2.22% 3
Scotland +12 31 £60,000 +41.18% 6
West Midlands +63 25 £60,000 +6.67% 3
East of England +27 19 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire +15 17 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Work from Home -10 16 £77,500 +10.71% 7
East Midlands +19 9 £28,750 -53.25%
South West +18 9 £50,000 +29.03% 5
Wales -12 4 £40,750 -26.93% 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 317 (66.18%) Linux
2 294 (61.38%) DevOps
3 273 (56.99%) AWS
4 263 (54.91%) Python
4 263 (54.91%) Docker
5 220 (45.93%) Ansible
6 207 (43.22%) Kubernetes
7 199 (41.54%) Jenkins
8 188 (39.25%) Azure
9 179 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
10 176 (36.74%) Terraform
11 160 (33.40%) Puppet
12 157 (32.78%) Git (software)
13 144 (30.06%) SQL
14 128 (26.72%) Elasticsearch
15 125 (26.10%) Java
16 111 (23.17%) Windows
17 109 (22.76%) Finance
18 105 (21.92%) Bash Shell
19 103 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
20 102 (21.29%) Configuration Management
20 102 (21.29%) Grafana
21 101 (21.09%) GCP
22 98 (20.46%) Open Source
23 94 (19.62%) Kibana
23 94 (19.62%) Infrastructure as Code
24 92 (19.21%) Microservices
24 92 (19.21%) Opscode Chef
25 91 (19.00%) Public Cloud
25 91 (19.00%) Ruby

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
1 128 (26.72%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (9.60%) Tomcat
3 45 (9.39%) Apache
4 36 (7.52%) Apache Spark
5 24 (5.01%) Confluence
5 24 (5.01%) nginx
6 23 (4.80%) IIS
7 6 (1.25%) JBoss
7 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (1.04%) Luigi
8 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.63%) Apache TomEE
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.42%) Jetty
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.21%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 23 (4.80%) Salerio
2 7 (1.46%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 273 (56.99%) AWS
2 188 (39.25%) Azure
3 101 (21.09%) GCP
4 70 (14.61%) Serverless
5 61 (12.73%) PaaS
6 60 (12.53%) Amazon S3
7 59 (12.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 56 (11.69%) AWS Lambda
9 55 (11.48%) GitHub
10 50 (10.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 44 (9.19%) Amazon ECS
12 38 (7.93%) Amazon Kinesis
13 34 (7.10%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (6.68%) IaaS
15 31 (6.47%) SaaS
16 25 (5.22%) Slack
17 23 (4.80%) Amazon EKS
18 15 (3.13%) npm
19 13 (2.71%) Datadog
19 13 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (14.20%) Firewall
2 28 (5.85%) DNS
3 24 (5.01%) SSL
3 24 (5.01%) VPN
4 22 (4.59%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.30%) DHCP
5 11 (2.30%) HTTP
6 10 (2.09%) Internet
7 9 (1.88%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.46%) VLAN
9 6 (1.25%) LAN
9 6 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.04%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.04%) WAN
11 4 (0.84%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.84%) SNMP
12 3 (0.63%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.86%) Big Data
2 52 (10.86%) NoSQL
3 51 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (8.35%) MySQL
5 37 (7.72%) Amazon Athena
6 36 (7.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 35 (7.31%) Hadoop
8 33 (6.89%) Redis
9 27 (5.64%) MongoDB
10 23 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (4.18%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (3.76%) Blockchain
13 17 (3.55%) InfluxDB
14 15 (3.13%) Apache Hive
15 12 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (2.30%) HBase
16 11 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (2.30%) SSDT
17 10 (2.09%) Impala
Development Applications
1 199 (41.54%) Jenkins
2 157 (32.78%) Git (software)
3 90 (18.79%) JIRA
4 64 (13.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 56 (11.69%) GitLab
6 37 (7.72%) Bitbucket
7 33 (6.89%) Artifactory
8 30 (6.26%) Maven
9 29 (6.05%) SonarQube
10 25 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (5.01%) TeamCity
12 21 (4.38%) git-flow
12 21 (4.38%) PHPUnit
13 20 (4.18%) Selenium
13 20 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.34%) Ant
14 16 (3.34%) JUnit
14 16 (3.34%) RSpec
14 16 (3.34%) Vagrant
15 14 (2.92%) Cucumber
General
1 109 (22.76%) Finance
2 19 (3.97%) Banking
2 19 (3.97%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.55%) Games
4 13 (2.71%) Law
5 9 (1.88%) Marketing
6 8 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.25%) Electronics
8 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.84%) Legal
9 4 (0.84%) Retail
10 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (42.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 72 (15.03%) Developer
3 52 (10.86%) AWS Engineer
4 46 (9.60%) Analyst
4 46 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 45 (9.39%) AWS DevOps
5 45 (9.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 44 (9.19%) Platform Engineer
7 35 (7.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 32 (6.68%) Consultant
9 28 (5.85%) Senior DevOps
9 28 (5.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 26 (5.43%) Junior
11 24 (5.01%) Applications Support
11 24 (5.01%) Support Analyst
12 23 (4.80%) Applications Support Analyst
13 22 (4.59%) Administrator
13 22 (4.59%) PHP Developer
14 21 (4.38%) Junior Analyst
14 21 (4.38%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.61%) Kafka
2 56 (11.69%) .NET
3 54 (11.27%) Node.js
4 46 (9.60%) HTML
5 41 (8.56%) Web Services
6 39 (8.14%) CSS
7 32 (6.68%) RabbitMQ
8 23 (4.80%) .NET Core
8 23 (4.80%) Regular Expression
8 23 (4.80%) Symfony
9 22 (4.59%) jQuery
9 22 (4.59%) Spring
9 22 (4.59%) Vue.js
10 21 (4.38%) Behat
10 21 (4.38%) phpspec
11 17 (3.55%) React
11 17 (3.55%) RESTful
12 14 (2.92%) HTML5
12 14 (2.92%) LAMP
13 13 (2.71%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 91 (19.00%) Public Cloud
2 32 (6.68%) Data Centre
3 31 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.80%) Derivative
4 23 (4.80%) Equities
4 23 (4.80%) SWIFT
5 20 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.34%) User Experience
7 12 (2.51%) NHS
8 11 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.88%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.25%) PlayStation
13 5 (1.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 317 (66.18%) Linux
2 111 (23.17%) Windows
3 71 (14.82%) CentOS
4 52 (10.86%) Unix
5 45 (9.39%) Windows Server
6 41 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (5.43%) Windows 10
9 23 (4.80%) Windows 7
10 22 (4.59%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.88%) Mesosphere
12 6 (1.25%) CoreOS
12 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.63%) Debian
14 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.42%) Solaris
16 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.21%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (61.38%) DevOps
2 179 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (21.29%) Configuration Management
5 98 (20.46%) Open Source
6 94 (19.62%) Infrastructure as Code
7 92 (19.21%) Microservices
8 77 (16.08%) Load Balancing
9 56 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (10.44%) Mentoring
11 46 (9.60%) Software Engineering
12 44 (9.19%) Infrastructure Automation
13 37 (7.72%) TDD
14 35 (7.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 34 (7.10%) IT Strategy
15 34 (7.10%) OOP
15 34 (7.10%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 32 (6.68%) Analytics
16 32 (6.68%) Project Management
17 31 (6.47%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 263 (54.91%) Python
2 144 (30.06%) SQL
3 125 (26.10%) Java
4 105 (21.92%) Bash Shell
5 91 (19.00%) Ruby
6 88 (18.37%) PowerShell
7 73 (15.24%) JavaScript
8 51 (10.65%) Go
9 49 (10.23%) C#
10 40 (8.35%) PHP
11 34 (7.10%) ES6
12 27 (5.64%) Perl
13 25 (5.22%) C++
14 23 (4.80%) C
15 16 (3.34%) Scala
16 11 (2.30%) T-SQL
17 10 (2.09%) TypeScript
18 8 (1.67%) R
19 5 (1.04%) Groovy
19 5 (1.04%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 38 (7.93%) Degree
2 17 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.13%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.09%) CCNA
4 10 (2.09%) CCNP
5 8 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.04%) MCSE
7 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.04%) RHCE
7 5 (1.04%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.84%) CISSP
9 3 (0.63%) CEH
9 3 (0.63%) GIAC
9 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.30%) QA
2 10 (2.09%) GDPR
2 10 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 263 (54.91%) Docker
2 26 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (3.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (2.92%) Active Directory
6 13 (2.71%) vSphere
7 10 (2.09%) HDFS
8 9 (1.88%) Apache Flume
8 9 (1.88%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.63%) NFS
10 2 (0.42%) KVM
11 1 (0.21%) iptables
11 1 (0.21%) Lustre
11 1 (0.21%) oVirt
11 1 (0.21%) Varnish
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 220 (45.93%) Ansible
2 207 (43.22%) Kubernetes
3 176 (36.74%) Terraform
4 160 (33.40%) Puppet
5 102 (21.29%) Grafana
6 94 (19.62%) Kibana
7 92 (19.21%) Opscode Chef
8 85 (17.75%) Prometheus
9 78 (16.28%) Packer
10 71 (14.82%) logstash
11 63 (13.15%) Consul
12 54 (11.27%) Nagios
13 49 (10.23%) Graphite
14 38 (7.93%) Docker Swarm
15 29 (6.05%) Salt
16 24 (5.01%) ZABBIX
17 20 (4.18%) Icinga
18 12 (2.51%) Opsview
18 12 (2.51%) Rancher
19 10 (2.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 90 (18.79%) Splunk
2 52 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.02%) Oracle
4 38 (7.93%) Red Hat
5 37 (7.72%) VMware
6 27 (5.64%) ServiceNow
7 26 (5.43%) Atlassian
8 19 (3.97%) Google
9 15 (3.13%) Cisco
10 12 (2.51%) SolarWinds
11 11 (2.30%) Black Duck
11 11 (2.30%) New Relic
12 10 (2.09%) F5
13 9 (1.88%) AppDynamics
14 7 (1.46%) Hortonworks
14 7 (1.46%) PagerDuty
15 6 (1.25%) Aruba
15 6 (1.25%) Meraki
15 6 (1.25%) Palo Alto
15 6 (1.25%) Symantec