Period
to 21 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Go skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Go over the 6 months to 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 237 298
Rank change year-on-year +96 +61 +104
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,988 1,462 1,648
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 1.35% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 2.47% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 1,217 1,305
10th Percentile £42,125 £38,750 £39,300
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £109,125 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +2.14%

Go is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 46,254 59,300 80,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.90% 54.61% 54.39%
Number of salaries quoted 37,369 49,394 66,794
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +2.27%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Go in the UK

Go
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Go.

Salary trend for Go in the UK

Go
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 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 +108 1,866 £70,000 +3.70% 407
London +94 1,026 £80,000 - 250
UK excluding London +119 858 £60,000 +9.09% 164
Work from Home +6 447 £65,000 -7.14% 128
North of England +120 417 £60,000 +9.09% 72
North West +105 233 £57,500 +10.58% 40
Yorkshire +79 174 £60,000 - 23
South East +74 146 £60,000 - 29
South West +10 122 £57,500 +15.00% 17
Midlands +71 83 £60,000 +17.07% 23
West Midlands +36 58 £60,000 +20.00% 22
Scotland +6 31 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Northern Ireland +27 26 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +47 25 £80,000 +28.00% 15
East Midlands +37 25 £65,000 +13.04% 1
North East +24 10 £35,000 -46.15% 9
Wales +26 8 £45,000 +25.15%

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, IT jobs citing Go 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 Go.

1 1,405 (70.67%) Python
2 1,092 (54.93%) Docker
3 994 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 903 (45.42%) AWS
5 842 (42.35%) Java
6 787 (39.59%) DevOps
7 764 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
8 707 (35.56%) JavaScript
9 692 (34.81%) Software Engineering
10 652 (32.80%) Terraform
11 556 (27.97%) Microservices
12 526 (26.46%) GCP
13 486 (24.45%) Azure
14 480 (24.14%) Linux
15 421 (21.18%) Node.js
16 401 (20.17%) Ruby
17 391 (19.67%) C#
18 367 (18.46%) TDD
19 340 (17.10%) Ansible
20 333 (16.75%) React
21 310 (15.59%) Jenkins
21 310 (15.59%) Kafka
22 303 (15.24%) Infrastructure as Code
23 297 (14.94%) SQL
24 287 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
25 285 (14.34%) Finance
26 272 (13.68%) C++
27 269 (13.53%) Puppet
28 266 (13.38%) TypeScript
29 262 (13.18%) MySQL

Go
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
1 136 (6.84%) Elasticsearch
2 57 (2.87%) Apache
3 35 (1.76%) Apache Spark
4 19 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.55%) nginx
6 10 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.35%) Confluence
9 6 (0.30%) GemFire
9 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.25%) Tornado
11 3 (0.15%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.10%) CMS
12 2 (0.10%) Traefik
13 1 (0.050%) Hyperledger
13 1 (0.050%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.050%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.20%) Shopify
3 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 903 (45.42%) AWS
2 526 (26.46%) GCP
3 486 (24.45%) Azure
4 235 (11.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 135 (6.79%) Amazon EKS
6 115 (5.78%) Pulumi
7 105 (5.28%) SaaS
8 97 (4.88%) Serverless
9 81 (4.07%) PaaS
10 79 (3.97%) Datadog
11 78 (3.92%) GitHub
12 71 (3.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 71 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
13 68 (3.42%) IaaS
14 53 (2.67%) Amazon ECS
15 49 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 44 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
17 42 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
18 36 (1.81%) Amazon S3
19 35 (1.76%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.77%) Internet
2 34 (1.71%) HTTP
3 17 (0.86%) DNS
4 15 (0.75%) Firewall
5 14 (0.70%) SNMP
6 13 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.40%) Calico
7 8 (0.40%) Network Security
7 8 (0.40%) VoIP
8 6 (0.30%) 5G
9 5 (0.25%) 3G
9 5 (0.25%) 4G
9 5 (0.25%) MPLS
9 5 (0.25%) RTP
9 5 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.15%) BGP
11 3 (0.15%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.15%) DSL
11 3 (0.15%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (13.18%) MySQL
2 220 (11.07%) PostgreSQL
3 189 (9.51%) MongoDB
4 153 (7.70%) NoSQL
5 143 (7.19%) Redis
6 70 (3.52%) SQL Server
7 65 (3.27%) Big Data
8 63 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 60 (3.02%) MariaDB
10 55 (2.77%) Relational Database
11 54 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 44 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 38 (1.91%) BigQuery
14 28 (1.41%) Neo4j
15 27 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (1.11%) Tableau
17 20 (1.01%) Hadoop
18 18 (0.91%) InfluxDB
19 17 (0.86%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 310 (15.59%) Jenkins
2 245 (12.32%) Git (software)
3 228 (11.47%) GitLab
4 69 (3.47%) CircleCI
5 63 (3.17%) JIRA
6 51 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 51 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (1.76%) Cucumber
8 34 (1.71%) Selenium
9 31 (1.56%) TeamCity
10 18 (0.91%) Hudson
10 18 (0.91%) Vagrant
11 17 (0.86%) Artifactory
12 16 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (0.60%) Travis CI
13 12 (0.60%) webpack
14 9 (0.45%) Gradle
15 8 (0.40%) Bitbucket
16 7 (0.35%) gulp
General
1 285 (14.34%) Finance
2 112 (5.63%) Marketing
3 97 (4.88%) Public Sector
4 76 (3.82%) Banking
5 72 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 70 (3.52%) Games
7 60 (3.02%) Electronics
8 57 (2.87%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.91%) Retail
10 34 (1.71%) Law
11 20 (1.01%) Advertising
12 12 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.35%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.25%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.25%) Publishing
16 4 (0.20%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.20%) Korean Language
16 4 (0.20%) Legal
16 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 541 (27.21%) Developer
2 402 (20.22%) Software Engineer
3 394 (19.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 169 (8.50%) AWS Engineer
5 141 (7.09%) Senior Developer
6 127 (6.39%) Senior Software Engineer
7 122 (6.14%) Software Developer
8 111 (5.58%) AWS DevOps
9 106 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 104 (5.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 90 (4.53%) Azure Engineer
12 89 (4.48%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 84 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
14 78 (3.92%) Python Engineer
15 75 (3.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 73 (3.67%) PHP Developer
17 72 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
18 71 (3.57%) Site Engineer
19 66 (3.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
20 65 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (21.18%) Node.js
2 333 (16.75%) React
3 310 (15.59%) Kafka
4 218 (10.97%) AngularJS
5 174 (8.75%) .NET
6 165 (8.30%) REST
7 145 (7.29%) Vue.js
8 133 (6.69%) .NET Core
9 125 (6.29%) .NET Framework
10 107 (5.38%) GraphQL
11 94 (4.73%) RESTful
12 82 (4.12%) Web Services
13 71 (3.57%) Symfony
14 69 (3.47%) CSS
15 68 (3.42%) gRPC
15 68 (3.42%) HTML
16 66 (3.32%) Elastic Stack
17 49 (2.46%) Redux
18 45 (2.26%) jQuery
19 44 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
2 122 (6.14%) Cloud Native
3 101 (5.08%) Algorithms
4 77 (3.87%) Public Cloud
5 66 (3.32%) Data Structures
6 58 (2.92%) Enterprise Cloud
7 57 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
8 54 (2.72%) Data Centre
9 53 (2.67%) Mobile App
10 51 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (2.16%) Virtual Team
12 41 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
13 32 (1.61%) User Experience
14 26 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.11%) Social Network
16 17 (0.86%) e-Learning
17 13 (0.65%) Blog
17 13 (0.65%) Hedge funds
18 11 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
18 11 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 480 (24.14%) Linux
2 57 (2.87%) Unix
3 54 (2.72%) Windows
4 29 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (1.31%) Android
6 22 (1.11%) CentOS
7 19 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.10%) AIX
9 2 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.10%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) SUSE
10 1 (0.050%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.050%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.050%) Debian
10 1 (0.050%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.050%) VMS
10 1 (0.050%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (39.59%) DevOps
2 764 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
3 692 (34.81%) Software Engineering
4 556 (27.97%) Microservices
5 367 (18.46%) TDD
6 303 (15.24%) Infrastructure as Code
7 287 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
8 245 (12.32%) Configuration Management
9 210 (10.56%) Scrum
10 192 (9.66%) SOLID
11 185 (9.31%) Computer Science
12 181 (9.10%) Mentoring
13 172 (8.65%) Data Science
14 171 (8.60%) Fintech
15 169 (8.50%) OOP
16 162 (8.15%) Test Automation
17 160 (8.05%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 149 (7.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 146 (7.34%) Analytics
20 142 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,405 (70.67%) Python
2 842 (42.35%) Java
3 707 (35.56%) JavaScript
4 401 (20.17%) Ruby
5 391 (19.67%) C#
6 297 (14.94%) SQL
7 272 (13.68%) C++
8 266 (13.38%) TypeScript
9 261 (13.13%) PHP
10 219 (11.02%) Bash Shell
11 187 (9.41%) Scala
12 131 (6.59%) PowerShell
13 116 (5.84%) Kotlin
14 93 (4.68%) C
15 80 (4.02%) Groovy
16 62 (3.12%) Perl
17 49 (2.46%) Rust
18 32 (1.61%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.75%) ES6
19 15 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 196 (9.86%) Degree
2 98 (4.93%) AWS Certification
3 95 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 82 (4.12%) Master's Degree
5 77 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 59 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.70%) RHCE
7 14 (0.70%) RHCSA
8 10 (0.50%) OSCP
8 10 (0.50%) PhD
9 8 (0.40%) OSCE
10 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.30%) OCP
10 6 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.10%) CISSP
13 1 (0.050%) HND
13 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.050%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.050%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.91%) QA
2 11 (0.55%) NIST
3 10 (0.50%) SLA
4 9 (0.45%) GDPR
4 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.40%) SOC 1
5 8 (0.40%) SOC 2
6 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.050%) PSD2
7 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,092 (54.93%) Docker
2 23 (1.16%) KVM
3 10 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.30%) Xen
5 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.20%) Firmware
6 4 (0.20%) vSphere
7 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.15%) Gluster
8 2 (0.10%) Ceph
8 2 (0.10%) NFS
8 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.10%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.050%) LXC
9 1 (0.050%) pfSense
9 1 (0.050%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 994 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 652 (32.80%) Terraform
3 340 (17.10%) Ansible
4 269 (13.53%) Puppet
5 252 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
6 207 (10.41%) Prometheus
7 149 (7.49%) Grafana
8 56 (2.82%) Consul
9 54 (2.72%) Packer
10 44 (2.21%) Istio
11 39 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
11 39 (1.96%) Graphite
12 29 (1.46%) Nagios
13 21 (1.06%) ZABBIX
14 19 (0.96%) CFEngine
14 19 (0.96%) Demisto
14 19 (0.96%) Fortio
14 19 (0.96%) Kiali
15 17 (0.86%) Kibana
16 15 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 197 (9.91%) Google
2 113 (5.68%) SaltStack
3 95 (4.78%) Microsoft
4 80 (4.02%) Oracle
5 70 (3.52%) New Relic
6 62 (3.12%) SAP
7 58 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 53 (2.67%) IBM
9 49 (2.46%) Zend
10 36 (1.81%) PagerDuty
11 29 (1.46%) Splunk
12 23 (1.16%) VMware
13 19 (0.96%) ArcSight
13 19 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.70%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.70%) Dynatrace
15 12 (0.60%) Apple
16 11 (0.55%) Teradata
17 10 (0.50%) Talend
18 9 (0.45%) Adobe