Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Elastic Stack (formerly ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana)
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 517 645 705
Rank change year-on-year +128 +60 +257
Permanent jobs citing Elastic Stack 737 601 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 0.91% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 498 471 415
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -4.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,396 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.20% -0.20% -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 52,671 66,347 71,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.39% 40.04% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 43,183 54,979 58,779
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

Elastic Stack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Elastic Stack.

Salary trend for Elastic Stack in the UK

Elastic Stack
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Elastic Stack over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 +125 667 £65,000 +8.33% 79
London +123 389 £75,000 +7.14% 32
UK excluding London +97 334 £52,500 +0.20% 50
South East +24 73 £67,500 +7.14% 7
North of England +4 61 £55,000 +4.97% 15
East of England +121 53 £50,000 +8.70% 12
South West +20 52 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Midlands +36 38 £47,500 +2.70% 7
Scotland +8 37 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West +9 34 £60,000 +26.32% 9
West Midlands +42 25 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire +2 25 £52,500 - 6
Northern Ireland - 20 - - 1
East Midlands +30 13 £60,000 +14.29% 3
North East +13 2 £55,000 -27.87%

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 544 (73.81%) DevOps
2 541 (73.41%) Linux
3 433 (58.75%) AWS
4 430 (58.34%) Python
5 397 (53.87%) Docker
6 359 (48.71%) Ansible
7 354 (48.03%) Jenkins
8 325 (44.10%) Kubernetes
9 318 (43.15%) Terraform
10 302 (40.98%) Git (software)
11 293 (39.76%) Puppet
12 285 (38.67%) Azure
13 252 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
14 233 (31.61%) Bash Shell
15 227 (30.80%) Elasticsearch
16 226 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
17 216 (29.31%) Opscode Chef
17 216 (29.31%) Java
18 210 (28.49%) Windows
19 205 (27.82%) Splunk
20 202 (27.41%) Kibana
21 187 (25.37%) Configuration Management
22 184 (24.97%) GCP
23 174 (23.61%) Open Source
24 171 (23.20%) Microservices
25 167 (22.66%) Prometheus
26 151 (20.49%) Finance
27 149 (20.22%) Consul
27 149 (20.22%) logstash
28 147 (19.95%) Grafana

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
1 227 (30.80%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (13.16%) Apache Spark
3 73 (9.91%) Apache
4 58 (7.87%) nginx
5 37 (5.02%) Confluence
6 24 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.71%) IIS
8 12 (1.63%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.22%) JBoss
11 7 (0.95%) Apache TomEE
12 6 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.54%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.41%) Drupal
15 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
16 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.68%) Gephi
3 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 433 (58.75%) AWS
2 285 (38.67%) Azure
3 184 (24.97%) GCP
4 89 (12.08%) Serverless
5 81 (10.99%) AWS Lambda
6 72 (9.77%) Amazon ECS
6 72 (9.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 68 (9.23%) Amazon S3
8 61 (8.28%) SaaS
9 58 (7.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 58 (7.87%) GitHub
10 55 (7.46%) PaaS
11 44 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 38 (5.16%) Route 53
14 36 (4.88%) Amazon Kinesis
15 32 (4.34%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (3.66%) Datadog
17 25 (3.39%) IaaS
18 22 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.06%) DNS
2 49 (6.65%) Firewall
3 44 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 40 (5.43%) VPN
5 32 (4.34%) Internet
5 32 (4.34%) SSL
6 31 (4.21%) HTTP
7 26 (3.53%) HTTPS
8 23 (3.12%) DHCP
9 12 (1.63%) VRRP
10 11 (1.49%) SMTP
11 9 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.09%) VLAN
13 7 (0.95%) SNMP
14 6 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.68%) Asterisk PBX
15 5 (0.68%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.68%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.68%) MPLS
15 5 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (15.88%) Big Data
2 67 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 66 (8.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 60 (8.14%) Apache Hive
5 57 (7.73%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (6.92%) NoSQL
7 50 (6.78%) Impala
8 49 (6.65%) MySQL
9 46 (6.24%) Amazon RDS
10 39 (5.29%) SQL Server
11 36 (4.88%) Amazon Athena
12 34 (4.61%) Hadoop
13 24 (3.26%) Redis
14 20 (2.71%) Hazelcast
15 19 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
18 8 (1.09%) HBase
18 8 (1.09%) Relational Database
19 7 (0.95%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 354 (48.03%) Jenkins
2 302 (40.98%) Git (software)
3 140 (19.00%) JIRA
4 133 (18.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 100 (13.57%) GitLab
6 93 (12.62%) Bitbucket
6 93 (12.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 85 (11.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 83 (11.26%) IBM UrbanCode
9 74 (10.04%) Subversion
10 60 (8.14%) TeamCity
11 53 (7.19%) GoCD
12 50 (6.78%) git-flow
13 43 (5.83%) Bitbucket Server
14 42 (5.70%) Travis CI
15 35 (4.75%) Selenium
16 34 (4.61%) JUnit
17 26 (3.53%) Maven
18 25 (3.39%) SonarQube
18 25 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 151 (20.49%) Finance
2 31 (4.21%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.26%) Financial Institution
4 22 (2.99%) Banking
5 15 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.90%) Games
7 13 (1.76%) Retail
8 10 (1.36%) Marketing
9 8 (1.09%) Electronics
10 7 (0.95%) Law
10 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.68%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.54%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Front Office
14 2 (0.27%) Legal
15 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 316 (42.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 149 (20.22%) Senior DevOps
3 138 (18.72%) Consultant
4 97 (13.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 90 (12.21%) AWS Engineer
5 90 (12.21%) Developer
6 81 (10.99%) DevOps Consultant
7 70 (9.50%) AWS DevOps
7 70 (9.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 62 (8.41%) Linux Engineer
9 53 (7.19%) Platform Engineer
10 51 (6.92%) Senior Consultant
10 51 (6.92%) Senior DevOps Consultant
11 46 (6.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 44 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 44 (5.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 38 (5.16%) Data Consultant
14 34 (4.61%) Java Developer
14 34 (4.61%) Python Engineer
15 27 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (17.64%) Kafka
2 77 (10.45%) Node.js
3 59 (8.01%) .NET
3 59 (8.01%) Web Services
4 57 (7.73%) Spring
5 41 (5.56%) HTML
6 39 (5.29%) CSS
7 34 (4.61%) .NET Core
7 34 (4.61%) REST
8 32 (4.34%) RESTful
9 30 (4.07%) AngularJS
10 27 (3.66%) Spring Boot
11 24 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
12 22 (2.99%) SOAP
13 20 (2.71%) JSON
13 20 (2.71%) Vert.x
14 16 (2.17%) Sensu
15 14 (1.90%) Hibernate
16 11 (1.49%) Apache NiFi
16 11 (1.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.51%) Public Cloud
3 42 (5.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 40 (5.43%) Analytical Mindset
5 32 (4.34%) PlayStation
6 31 (4.21%) Data Centre
7 30 (4.07%) Mobile App
8 25 (3.39%) Internet of Things
9 24 (3.26%) Virtual Team
10 15 (2.04%) Smartphone
11 12 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.63%) PKI
12 9 (1.22%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.09%) User Experience
14 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.95%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.95%) NHS
15 6 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 541 (73.41%) Linux
2 210 (28.49%) Windows
3 94 (12.75%) Unix
4 77 (10.45%) CentOS
5 32 (4.34%) Mesosphere
6 30 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (3.12%) Windows Server
8 22 (2.99%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.04%) Solaris
10 13 (1.76%) Android
11 11 (1.49%) Debian
12 8 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.27%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.27%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (73.81%) DevOps
2 252 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
4 187 (25.37%) Configuration Management
5 174 (23.61%) Open Source
6 171 (23.20%) Microservices
7 146 (19.81%) Infrastructure as Code
8 123 (16.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 84 (11.40%) Scrum
10 70 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (9.50%) Test Automation
11 69 (9.36%) Machine Learning
12 68 (9.23%) Load Balancing
12 68 (9.23%) Software Engineering
13 65 (8.82%) High Availability
14 63 (8.55%) Fintech
14 63 (8.55%) Mathematics
15 62 (8.41%) Data Science
16 60 (8.14%) Kanban
17 59 (8.01%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 430 (58.34%) Python
2 233 (31.61%) Bash Shell
3 216 (29.31%) Java
4 117 (15.88%) Ruby
5 114 (15.47%) SQL
6 101 (13.70%) PowerShell
7 93 (12.62%) Go
8 76 (10.31%) Perl
9 75 (10.18%) JavaScript
10 58 (7.87%) C#
11 50 (6.78%) C
12 49 (6.65%) R
13 39 (5.29%) Scala
14 29 (3.93%) PHP
15 21 (2.85%) Java 8
16 20 (2.71%) C++
17 17 (2.31%) Shell Script
18 15 (2.04%) TypeScript
19 13 (1.76%) Kotlin
19 13 (1.76%) Lua
Qualifications
1 59 (8.01%) Degree
2 22 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.71%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.31%) RHCSA
5 16 (2.17%) AWS Certification
5 16 (2.17%) RHCE
6 13 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.27%) CCNA
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB
8 2 (0.27%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CCENT
9 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.70%) QA
2 39 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.68%) GDPR
4 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) PSD2
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 397 (53.87%) Docker
2 57 (7.73%) Apache Flume
3 35 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.76%) Active Directory
7 8 (1.09%) HDFS
7 8 (1.09%) vSphere
8 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.68%) NFS
10 4 (0.54%) etcd
11 3 (0.41%) Varnish
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.14%) KVM
13 1 (0.14%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 359 (48.71%) Ansible
2 325 (44.10%) Kubernetes
3 318 (43.15%) Terraform
4 293 (39.76%) Puppet
5 216 (29.31%) Opscode Chef
6 202 (27.41%) Kibana
7 167 (22.66%) Prometheus
8 149 (20.22%) Consul
8 149 (20.22%) logstash
9 147 (19.95%) Grafana
10 110 (14.93%) Packer
11 97 (13.16%) Nagios
12 54 (7.33%) Docker Swarm
13 50 (6.78%) Rundeck
14 49 (6.65%) Oozie
15 48 (6.51%) Graphite
16 34 (4.61%) Opsview
17 33 (4.48%) HAProxy
18 32 (4.34%) Automic
19 31 (4.21%) Icinga
Vendors
1 205 (27.82%) Splunk
2 52 (7.06%) New Relic
3 50 (6.78%) Delphix
3 50 (6.78%) RedGate
3 50 (6.78%) ServiceNow
4 45 (6.11%) Microsoft
5 44 (5.97%) VMware
6 42 (5.70%) Red Hat
7 27 (3.66%) Google
8 25 (3.39%) Oracle
9 23 (3.12%) AppDynamics
10 16 (2.17%) Cisco
10 16 (2.17%) Sybase
11 15 (2.04%) IBM
12 12 (1.63%) Hortonworks
13 11 (1.49%) Dynatrace
14 9 (1.22%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.09%) SAP
16 7 (0.95%) F5
17 5 (0.68%) Cloudera