Period
to 18 September 2019

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

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 336 450
Rank change year-on-year +54 +114 +260
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,649 1,625 1,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.97% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 1.74% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,258 1,302 1,073
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -2.22%

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 75,698 93,424 97,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.46% 55.69% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 61,854 77,663 80,193
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Go in the UK

Go
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Go in the UK

Go
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 16 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 18 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 +54 1,531 £70,000 +3.70% 330
London +53 1,019 £75,000 - 223
UK excluding London +41 603 £52,500 -4.55% 121
South East -46 161 £57,500 -4.17% 25
North of England +14 140 £50,000 +5.26% 34
South West +76 107 £55,000 - 19
North West +1 82 £50,000 -6.98% 22
Yorkshire +5 56 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Midlands +32 51 £55,000 - 14
East of England +56 46 £60,000 +9.09% 15
Scotland +39 39 £37,500 -30.23% 14
Wales +21 38 £33,811 -38.53%
West Midlands +15 38 £55,000 -4.35% 13
Northern Ireland +12 22 £45,000 +5.88%
East Midlands +21 13 £70,000 +55.56% 1
North East - 2 £54,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 1,154 (69.98%) Python
2 933 (56.58%) Java
3 893 (54.15%) AWS
4 866 (52.52%) Docker
5 840 (50.94%) Kubernetes
6 784 (47.54%) DevOps
7 638 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
8 590 (35.78%) Linux
9 474 (28.74%) Terraform
10 471 (28.56%) GCP
11 453 (27.47%) JavaScript
12 439 (26.62%) Ansible
13 424 (25.71%) Software Engineering
14 411 (24.92%) Ruby
15 384 (23.29%) Puppet
16 376 (22.80%) C++
17 359 (21.77%) Microservices
18 356 (21.59%) Azure
19 335 (20.32%) Jenkins
20 318 (19.28%) Opscode Chef
21 306 (18.56%) Node.js
22 281 (17.04%) Open Source
23 278 (16.86%) Finance
24 276 (16.74%) Bash Shell
25 270 (16.37%) Google
26 264 (16.01%) Git (software)
27 259 (15.71%) TDD
28 253 (15.34%) Infrastructure as Code
29 248 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
30 246 (14.92%) Test Automation

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
1 130 (7.88%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (4.67%) nginx
3 57 (3.46%) Apache Spark
4 45 (2.73%) OpenStack
5 44 (2.67%) Apache
6 33 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 33 (2.00%) Confluence
7 22 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.79%) CloudStack
9 12 (0.73%) Ethereum
10 11 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
10 11 (0.67%) Hyperledger
11 10 (0.61%) IIS
12 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.36%) Luigi
12 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.36%) Zope
13 4 (0.24%) CMS
13 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.24%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.061%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.061%) InDesign
7 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 53 (3.21%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.49%) Quorum
3 6 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.36%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.061%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 893 (54.15%) AWS
2 471 (28.56%) GCP
3 356 (21.59%) Azure
4 141 (8.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 125 (7.58%) Serverless
6 95 (5.76%) SaaS
7 77 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
8 68 (4.12%) OpenShift
9 66 (4.00%) PaaS
10 64 (3.88%) AWS Lambda
11 55 (3.34%) GitHub
12 48 (2.91%) IaaS
13 37 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
14 36 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
14 36 (2.18%) Amazon S3
15 24 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (1.39%) Amazon EKS
17 21 (1.27%) AWS CodePipeline
18 19 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
19 18 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.82%) Internet
2 56 (3.40%) VPN
3 55 (3.34%) Firewall
4 47 (2.85%) DNS
5 46 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 39 (2.37%) HTTP
7 24 (1.46%) Network Security
8 19 (1.15%) Wireshark
9 12 (0.73%) SSL
9 12 (0.73%) VoIP
10 11 (0.67%) DHCP
11 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.36%) IPFS
11 6 (0.36%) NFC
11 6 (0.36%) Skype
11 6 (0.36%) SMTP
12 5 (0.30%) SAN
12 5 (0.30%) STUN
13 4 (0.24%) IPv6
13 4 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (11.16%) PostgreSQL
2 160 (9.70%) MongoDB
3 159 (9.64%) NoSQL
4 151 (9.16%) MySQL
5 102 (6.19%) Redis
6 73 (4.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 68 (4.12%) Big Data
8 67 (4.06%) Blockchain
9 57 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 50 (3.03%) SQL Server
11 45 (2.73%) Relational Database
12 44 (2.67%) Neo4j
13 39 (2.37%) BigQuery
14 34 (2.06%) Hadoop
15 32 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
16 28 (1.70%) MariaDB
17 24 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
18 22 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (0.73%) Data Lake
20 10 (0.61%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 335 (20.32%) Jenkins
2 264 (16.01%) Git (software)
3 86 (5.22%) GitLab
4 82 (4.97%) JIRA
5 74 (4.49%) TeamCity
6 61 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 59 (3.58%) Selenium
8 49 (2.97%) Subversion
9 44 (2.67%) Travis CI
10 43 (2.61%) Cucumber
10 43 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 41 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (2.30%) Vagrant
13 36 (2.18%) IBM UrbanCode
13 36 (2.18%) PhantomJS
14 32 (1.94%) Maven
15 30 (1.82%) Gradle
16 26 (1.58%) CircleCI
16 26 (1.58%) Hudson
17 25 (1.52%) Artifactory
General
1 278 (16.86%) Finance
2 96 (5.82%) Banking
3 73 (4.43%) Marketing
4 63 (3.82%) Public Sector
5 57 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 56 (3.40%) Games
6 56 (3.40%) Retail
7 45 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 44 (2.67%) Electronics
9 21 (1.27%) Law
10 18 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.97%) Advertising
11 16 (0.97%) Legal
12 12 (0.73%) Billing
13 10 (0.61%) Automotive
13 10 (0.61%) Military
14 8 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.49%) Publishing
15 6 (0.36%) Local Government
16 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 482 (29.23%) Developer
2 421 (25.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 189 (11.46%) Software Engineer
4 182 (11.04%) Cloud Engineer
5 166 (10.07%) AWS Engineer
6 118 (7.16%) Python Engineer
7 114 (6.91%) AWS DevOps
8 110 (6.67%) Python Developer
9 105 (6.37%) Senior DevOps
10 103 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 103 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 103 (6.25%) Software Developer
11 87 (5.28%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 86 (5.22%) Platform Engineer
13 77 (4.67%) Java Developer
14 74 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 72 (4.37%) Backend Developer
16 70 (4.24%) Site Engineer
17 62 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 52 (3.15%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (18.56%) Node.js
2 218 (13.22%) Kafka
3 173 (10.49%) REST
4 144 (8.73%) AngularJS
5 132 (8.00%) React
6 107 (6.49%) .NET
7 105 (6.37%) Web Services
8 96 (5.82%) Elastic Stack
9 92 (5.58%) Spring
10 91 (5.52%) HTML
11 85 (5.15%) RESTful
12 71 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
13 70 (4.24%) CSS
13 70 (4.24%) Vue.js
14 60 (3.64%) JSON
15 48 (2.91%) Django
16 42 (2.55%) .NET Core
17 39 (2.37%) gRPC
17 39 (2.37%) HTML5
18 31 (1.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.61%) Public Cloud
2 93 (5.64%) Algorithms
3 80 (4.85%) User Experience
4 76 (4.61%) Cloud Native
5 74 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
6 60 (3.64%) Data Structures
7 56 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
9 43 (2.61%) Mobile App
10 38 (2.30%) Data Centre
11 35 (2.12%) PlayStation
12 33 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
13 30 (1.82%) Clustering
14 26 (1.58%) Replication
15 18 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
15 18 (1.09%) Smartphone
16 17 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 17 (1.03%) Internet of Things
16 17 (1.03%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 590 (35.78%) Linux
2 126 (7.64%) Windows
3 111 (6.73%) Unix
4 47 (2.85%) CentOS
5 43 (2.61%) Android
6 36 (2.18%) Mesosphere
6 36 (2.18%) Ubuntu
7 34 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.91%) Kali Linux
9 15 (0.91%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.85%) Debian
11 6 (0.36%) VMS
12 5 (0.30%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.18%) Fedora
13 3 (0.18%) Solaris
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (47.54%) DevOps
2 638 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (25.71%) Software Engineering
4 359 (21.77%) Microservices
5 281 (17.04%) Open Source
6 259 (15.71%) TDD
7 253 (15.34%) Infrastructure as Code
8 248 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
9 246 (14.92%) Test Automation
10 224 (13.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 217 (13.16%) Configuration Management
12 195 (11.83%) Mentoring
13 162 (9.82%) Fintech
14 156 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
15 131 (7.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 120 (7.28%) BDD
17 118 (7.16%) Artificial Intelligence
18 117 (7.10%) Analytics
18 117 (7.10%) Computer Science
19 106 (6.43%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,154 (69.98%) Python
2 933 (56.58%) Java
3 453 (27.47%) JavaScript
4 411 (24.92%) Ruby
5 376 (22.80%) C++
6 276 (16.74%) Bash Shell
7 217 (13.16%) C#
8 195 (11.83%) SQL
9 148 (8.98%) PowerShell
10 147 (8.91%) PHP
11 140 (8.49%) C
12 124 (7.52%) Scala
13 84 (5.09%) Perl
14 55 (3.34%) TypeScript
15 54 (3.27%) Kotlin
16 37 (2.24%) Clojure
16 37 (2.24%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.88%) Haskell
18 29 (1.76%) Rust
19 26 (1.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 128 (7.76%) Degree
2 62 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 60 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 38 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 37 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.12%) PhD
7 19 (1.15%) RHCE
8 16 (0.97%) RHCSA
9 15 (0.91%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.49%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.36%) CISA
11 6 (0.36%) CISM
11 6 (0.36%) CISMP
11 6 (0.36%) CISSP
11 6 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 6 (0.36%) ISSMP
11 6 (0.36%) LPIC
12 5 (0.30%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.06%) QA
2 21 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.67%) SLA
4 6 (0.36%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.12%) GDPR
6 1 (0.061%) PSD2
System Software
1 866 (52.52%) Docker
2 28 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 23 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.97%) etcd
6 16 (0.97%) vSphere
7 15 (0.91%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.67%) iptables
9 7 (0.42%) LXC
9 7 (0.42%) NFS
9 7 (0.42%) Varnish
9 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.36%) Xen
11 4 (0.24%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.12%) Postfix
12 2 (0.12%) vCloud
12 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 840 (50.94%) Kubernetes
2 474 (28.74%) Terraform
3 439 (26.62%) Ansible
4 384 (23.29%) Puppet
5 318 (19.28%) Opscode Chef
6 105 (6.37%) Packer
7 99 (6.00%) Prometheus
8 98 (5.94%) Consul
9 74 (4.49%) Nagios
10 73 (4.43%) Grafana
11 69 (4.18%) Docker Swarm
12 56 (3.40%) ZABBIX
13 49 (2.97%) Salt
14 42 (2.55%) Opsview
15 35 (2.12%) Automic
16 34 (2.06%) Graphite
17 33 (2.00%) Mesos
18 32 (1.94%) Kibana
19 26 (1.58%) Istio
20 19 (1.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 270 (16.37%) Google
2 80 (4.85%) Splunk
3 59 (3.58%) Microsoft
4 51 (3.09%) Spotify
5 44 (2.67%) WorldPay
6 39 (2.37%) SAP
7 37 (2.24%) CyberArk
8 36 (2.18%) Red Hat
8 36 (2.18%) ServiceNow
8 36 (2.18%) Symantec
9 30 (1.82%) VMware
10 21 (1.27%) Oracle
11 15 (0.91%) New Relic
11 15 (0.91%) Qualys
12 14 (0.85%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 14 (0.85%) Rackspace
13 13 (0.79%) Veracode
14 12 (0.73%) SaltStack
15 8 (0.49%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.49%) Cisco