Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 122 143 267
Rank change year-on-year +21 +124 +37
Permanent jobs citing Go 3,673 1,454 1,590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.30% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.39% 3.97% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,289 1,279 1,268
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% +3.85% -3.70%
75th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 68,095 36,656 68,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.98% 58.02% 54.11%
Number of salaries quoted 44,444 31,247 56,913
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +21 3,187 £80,000 +18.52% 414
London +7 1,772 £85,000 +9.68% 283
UK excluding London +31 1,493 £70,000 +16.67% 152
Work from Home +29 1,142 £80,000 +23.08% 113
North of England -4 581 £60,000 - 53
South East +53 339 £75,000 +20.00% 21
North West -2 293 £70,000 +21.74% 39
Yorkshire +8 274 £60,000 - 12
South West +45 179 £67,350 +17.13% 17
Midlands -23 178 £75,000 +42.86% 30
West Midlands -18 133 £80,000 +52.38% 23
Scotland +27 125 £66,500 +10.83% 11
East of England -65 51 £80,000 +3.23% 9
East Midlands -28 45 £75,000 +15.38% 7
Wales -19 33 £70,000 +55.56% 11
Northern Ireland -34 16 £70,000 +55.56%
North East -25 14 £70,000 +7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 2,270 (61.80%) Python
2 1,861 (50.67%) Kubernetes
3 1,855 (50.50%) AWS
4 1,731 (47.13%) Docker
5 1,633 (44.46%) Java
6 1,597 (43.48%) DevOps
7 1,566 (42.64%) Software Engineering
8 1,440 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
9 1,179 (32.10%) CI/CD
10 1,134 (30.87%) JavaScript
11 1,048 (28.53%) Terraform
12 931 (25.35%) GCP
13 885 (24.09%) React
14 869 (23.66%) Azure
15 710 (19.33%) Finance
16 694 (18.89%) Node.js
17 672 (18.30%) Ruby
18 649 (17.67%) Microservices
19 607 (16.53%) C#
20 575 (15.65%) Linux
21 574 (15.63%) Social Skills
22 559 (15.22%) Greenfield Project
23 523 (14.24%) C++
24 522 (14.21%) Infrastructure as Code
25 509 (13.86%) Full Stack Development
25 509 (13.86%) TypeScript
26 488 (13.29%) TDD
27 482 (13.12%) Jenkins
28 474 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
29 467 (12.71%) PHP

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
1 153 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 100 (2.72%) Apache Spark
3 92 (2.50%) Apache
4 68 (1.85%) Confluence
5 46 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
6 27 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 27 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 20 (0.54%) nginx
8 18 (0.49%) CMS
9 15 (0.41%) GemFire
10 14 (0.38%) IIS
11 13 (0.35%) Ethereum
12 12 (0.33%) Apache Pulsar
12 12 (0.33%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.19%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.16%) WordPress
15 5 (0.14%) Jetty
16 2 (0.054%) Kentico
16 2 (0.054%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
1 4 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (0.54%) Summit
2 5 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.082%) Magento
4 2 (0.054%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.054%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,855 (50.50%) AWS
2 931 (25.35%) GCP
3 869 (23.66%) Azure
4 451 (12.28%) Serverless
5 348 (9.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 320 (8.71%) SaaS
7 274 (7.46%) AWS Lambda
8 232 (6.32%) GitHub
9 162 (4.41%) Amazon S3
10 139 (3.78%) Amazon SQS
11 132 (3.59%) Amazon ECS
12 120 (3.27%) Amazon EKS
13 117 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
14 113 (3.08%) PaaS
15 105 (2.86%) Pulumi
16 95 (2.59%) Amazon Kinesis
17 66 (1.80%) Slack
18 63 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
19 61 (1.66%) AWS Fargate
20 60 (1.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 130 (3.54%) Internet
2 88 (2.40%) HTTP
3 45 (1.23%) Broadband
4 40 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.63%) DNS
6 21 (0.57%) Firewall
7 18 (0.49%) HTTPS
7 18 (0.49%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 15 (0.41%) Calico
8 15 (0.41%) IPv6
9 14 (0.38%) Network Security
9 14 (0.38%) RTSP
9 14 (0.38%) UPnP
10 12 (0.33%) SSH
11 11 (0.30%) WebEx
12 10 (0.27%) Skype
13 9 (0.25%) VPN
14 7 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
14 7 (0.19%) DHCP
14 7 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (11.98%) PostgreSQL
2 357 (9.72%) MySQL
3 321 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 240 (6.53%) MongoDB
5 183 (4.98%) Redis
6 157 (4.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 151 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 113 (3.08%) Big Data
9 107 (2.91%) Blockchain
10 101 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
11 82 (2.23%) SQL Server
12 76 (2.07%) Hadoop
13 70 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
14 61 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 56 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 52 (1.42%) Data Lake
17 49 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
18 45 (1.23%) BigQuery
19 39 (1.06%) Flink
20 37 (1.01%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 482 (13.12%) Jenkins
2 411 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 214 (5.83%) GitLab
4 104 (2.83%) JIRA
5 77 (2.10%) TeamCity
5 77 (2.10%) webpack
6 73 (1.99%) CircleCI
7 66 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 64 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 63 (1.72%) Gradle
9 63 (1.72%) Maven
10 53 (1.44%) Selenium
11 52 (1.42%) Artifactory
12 49 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 41 (1.12%) Cucumber
13 41 (1.12%) Travis CI
14 39 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
15 35 (0.95%) Cypress.io
16 29 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
17 28 (0.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 710 (19.33%) Finance
2 574 (15.63%) Social Skills
3 343 (9.34%) Games
4 184 (5.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 165 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
6 157 (4.27%) Banking
7 148 (4.03%) Retail
8 62 (1.69%) Marketing
9 52 (1.42%) Public Sector
10 50 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (1.25%) Law
12 38 (1.03%) Publishing
13 36 (0.98%) Telecoms
14 34 (0.93%) Military
15 32 (0.87%) Advertising
15 32 (0.87%) Electronics
16 31 (0.84%) Legal
17 30 (0.82%) Manufacturing
18 22 (0.60%) Financial Institution
19 20 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,267 (34.49%) Developer
2 855 (23.28%) Software Engineer
3 452 (12.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 315 (8.58%) Senior Software Engineer
5 265 (7.21%) Senior Developer
6 210 (5.72%) PHP Developer
7 191 (5.20%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 190 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 167 (4.55%) Site Engineer
10 152 (4.14%) AWS Engineer
11 129 (3.51%) Principal Developer
12 125 (3.40%) AWS DevOps
12 125 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
13 114 (3.10%) Platform Engineer
14 109 (2.97%) Software Developer
15 108 (2.94%) Data Engineer
15 108 (2.94%) Python Developer
16 106 (2.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 105 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
18 101 (2.75%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 885 (24.09%) React
2 694 (18.89%) Node.js
3 409 (11.14%) AngularJS
4 371 (10.10%) Vue.js
5 327 (8.90%) Kafka
6 298 (8.11%) REST
7 277 (7.54%) GraphQL
8 257 (7.00%) HTML
9 247 (6.72%) CSS
10 209 (5.69%) RESTful
11 177 (4.82%) .NET
12 157 (4.27%) Spring
13 137 (3.73%) React Native
14 132 (3.59%) gRPC
15 119 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
16 118 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
17 105 (2.86%) Web Services
18 93 (2.53%) Sass
19 87 (2.37%) Spring Boot
20 79 (2.15%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 559 (15.22%) Greenfield Project
2 356 (9.69%) Virtual Team
3 215 (5.85%) Algorithms
4 195 (5.31%) User Experience
5 193 (5.25%) Data Structures
6 166 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
7 165 (4.49%) Cloud Native
8 135 (3.68%) Mobile App
9 121 (3.29%) Public Cloud
10 78 (2.12%) Enterprise Cloud
11 60 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.52%) Blog
12 56 (1.52%) Data Centre
13 43 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
14 40 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (1.06%) Cyberattack
16 36 (0.98%) NHS
17 26 (0.71%) Private Cloud
18 25 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
19 24 (0.65%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 575 (15.65%) Linux
2 144 (3.92%) Windows
3 90 (2.45%) Unix
4 78 (2.12%) Android
5 68 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 32 (0.87%) CentOS
7 31 (0.84%) Mesosphere
8 22 (0.60%) VMS
9 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.44%) Debian
12 11 (0.30%) Alpine Linux
13 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.11%) OpenWrt
15 3 (0.082%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.082%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.027%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.027%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.027%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,597 (43.48%) DevOps
2 1,566 (42.64%) Software Engineering
3 1,440 (39.21%) Agile Software Development
4 1,179 (32.10%) CI/CD
5 649 (17.67%) Microservices
6 522 (14.21%) Infrastructure as Code
7 509 (13.86%) Full Stack Development
8 488 (13.29%) TDD
9 474 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
10 368 (10.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 357 (9.72%) Open Source
12 349 (9.50%) Computer Science
13 343 (9.34%) Mentoring
14 322 (8.77%) Fintech
15 321 (8.74%) Configuration Management
16 309 (8.41%) Test Automation
17 302 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
18 297 (8.09%) OOP
19 266 (7.24%) OO
20 263 (7.16%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2,270 (61.80%) Python
2 1,633 (44.46%) Java
3 1,134 (30.87%) JavaScript
4 672 (18.30%) Ruby
5 607 (16.53%) C#
6 523 (14.24%) C++
7 509 (13.86%) TypeScript
8 467 (12.71%) PHP
9 421 (11.46%) Scala
10 411 (11.19%) SQL
11 301 (8.19%) Kotlin
12 299 (8.14%) Bash
13 214 (5.83%) C
14 201 (5.47%) Rust
15 200 (5.45%) PowerShell
16 108 (2.94%) ES6
17 102 (2.78%) Groovy
18 55 (1.50%) Clojure
19 48 (1.31%) Shell Script
20 42 (1.14%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 375 (10.21%) Degree
2 174 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 128 (3.48%) AWS Certification
4 85 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 68 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 46 (1.25%) HND
7 32 (0.87%) Master's Degree
8 24 (0.65%) PhD
9 15 (0.41%) OCP
9 15 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
10 11 (0.30%) CISSP
10 11 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.22%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.19%) GIAC
12 7 (0.19%) GSEC
12 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.16%) CISM
13 6 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (2.78%) QA
2 58 (1.58%) Accessibility
3 30 (0.82%) SLA
4 13 (0.35%) NIST
5 8 (0.22%) NIST 800
6 7 (0.19%) WAI
6 7 (0.19%) WCAG
7 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.14%) GDPR
9 3 (0.082%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.054%) PSD2
11 1 (0.027%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.027%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,731 (47.13%) Docker
2 47 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 31 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.19%) LXC
6 6 (0.16%) Kamailio
6 6 (0.16%) NFS
6 6 (0.16%) OpenSIPS
7 5 (0.14%) vSphere
8 4 (0.11%) vCloud
9 3 (0.082%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.054%) Ceph
10 2 (0.054%) KVM
11 1 (0.027%) Firmware
11 1 (0.027%) Snort
11 1 (0.027%) Squid
11 1 (0.027%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,861 (50.67%) Kubernetes
2 1,048 (28.53%) Terraform
3 355 (9.67%) Ansible
4 292 (7.95%) Puppet
5 245 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
6 235 (6.40%) Grafana
7 230 (6.26%) Prometheus
8 73 (1.99%) Kibana
9 50 (1.36%) Packer
10 49 (1.33%) Consul
11 38 (1.03%) Istio
12 34 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
13 29 (0.79%) Automic
14 23 (0.63%) Salt
15 21 (0.57%) Nagios
16 18 (0.49%) logstash
16 18 (0.49%) Rancher
17 12 (0.33%) Nessus
17 12 (0.33%) ZABBIX
18 11 (0.30%) Graphite
Vendors
1 330 (8.98%) Google
2 101 (2.75%) SaltStack
3 96 (2.61%) Oracle
4 86 (2.34%) Microsoft
5 82 (2.23%) Splunk
6 60 (1.63%) New Relic
7 48 (1.31%) IBM
8 43 (1.17%) Databricks
9 41 (1.12%) Apple
10 40 (1.09%) SAP
11 36 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 36 (0.98%) VMware
12 24 (0.65%) Facebook
13 22 (0.60%) Zend
14 20 (0.54%) Bloomberg
14 20 (0.54%) HubSpot
14 20 (0.54%) PayPal
15 15 (0.41%) Cadence
16 13 (0.35%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.33%) Atlassian