Go (Golang)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Go skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Go over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 330 220 101
Rank change year-on-year -110 -119 +56
Permanent jobs citing Go 867 1,573 6,016
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.70% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 4.04% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 625 968 2,380
10th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £63,631 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £137,500 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -17.24% -3.33% +25.00%

All Programming Languages
UK

Go falls under the Programming Languages category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring coding skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 34,656 38,951 93,173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 31.54% 42.12% 53.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25,663 26,205 43,405
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £98,474 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.76% +5.00%

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 12 June 2024.

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 12 June 2024. 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 -127 689 £80,000 - 238
UK excluding London -114 449 £60,000 -17.24% 84
Work from Home -102 379 £75,000 -6.25% 147
London -63 339 £100,000 +11.11% 149
South East -2 131 £55,000 -26.67% 20
Scotland -21 107 £55,000 -15.84% 2
North of England -138 86 £62,500 -15.25% 30
North West -78 75 £62,500 -13.79% 28
Midlands -52 53 £77,500 +10.71% 10
South West -77 51 £70,576 +1.62% 10
West Midlands -8 48 £80,000 +14.29% 7
East of England -36 16 £85,000 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -49 9 £65,000 -7.14% 2
East Midlands -46 5 £55,000 -45.00% 3
Wales -7 3 £70,000 +33.33% 3
Northern Ireland +2 2 £70,000 -3.45%
North East -17 2 £55,000 -37.14%

Go
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (6.69%) Apache Airflow
2 38 (4.38%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.73%) Apache
3 15 (1.73%) Confluence
4 8 (0.92%) nginx
5 3 (0.35%) CloudStack
5 3 (0.35%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.23%) CMS
6 2 (0.23%) Ethereum
6 2 (0.23%) IIS
6 2 (0.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.23%) Liferay
6 2 (0.23%) Magnolia
6 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 381 (43.94%) AWS
2 172 (19.84%) Azure
3 154 (17.76%) GCP
4 98 (11.30%) Serverless
5 74 (8.54%) GitHub
6 61 (7.04%) AWS Lambda
7 56 (6.46%) dbt
8 55 (6.34%) Amazon S3
8 55 (6.34%) Snowflake
9 49 (5.65%) GitHub Actions
10 48 (5.54%) SaaS
11 43 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (4.61%) Amazon SQS
13 37 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 35 (4.04%) Amazon ECS
15 34 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
16 28 (3.23%) OpenShift
17 23 (2.65%) Azure AKS
18 16 (1.85%) PaaS
19 15 (1.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.84%) Kerberos
2 17 (1.96%) Internet
3 14 (1.61%) Network Security
4 12 (1.38%) Firewall
5 8 (0.92%) DNS
6 6 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.58%) AMQP
8 4 (0.46%) RS-232
8 4 (0.46%) RS-485
8 4 (0.46%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.35%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.35%) VPN
10 2 (0.23%) Broadband
10 2 (0.23%) HTTP
11 1 (0.12%) BGP
11 1 (0.12%) DHCP
11 1 (0.12%) IPsec
11 1 (0.12%) MPLS
11 1 (0.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (16.26%) PostgreSQL
2 89 (10.27%) Big Data
3 65 (7.50%) Metadata
4 63 (7.27%) Data Lake
4 63 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 58 (6.69%) Amazon Athena
6 54 (6.23%) Apache Arrow
6 54 (6.23%) Dremio
7 53 (6.11%) MySQL
8 50 (5.77%) Redis
9 40 (4.61%) Amazon RDS
10 34 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 29 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (3.11%) MongoDB
13 26 (3.00%) NoSQL
14 24 (2.77%) DynamoDB
15 20 (2.31%) BigQuery
16 19 (2.19%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.96%) SQL Server
18 14 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 193 (22.26%) Git
2 131 (15.11%) Jenkins
3 91 (10.50%) Bitbucket
4 88 (10.15%) Artifactory
5 26 (3.00%) GitLab
5 26 (3.00%) JIRA
6 8 (0.92%) Appium
6 8 (0.92%) Jasmine
6 8 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.81%) Selenium
8 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.58%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.46%) JUnit
10 4 (0.46%) Maven
10 4 (0.46%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.23%) gulp
General
1 320 (36.91%) Finance
2 168 (19.38%) Social Skills
3 137 (15.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 111 (12.80%) Law
5 101 (11.65%) Marketing
6 49 (5.65%) Legal
7 39 (4.50%) Retail
8 34 (3.92%) Banking
9 33 (3.81%) Public Sector
10 23 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (2.65%) Games
11 22 (2.54%) Front Office
11 22 (2.54%) Telecoms
12 21 (2.42%) Publishing
13 11 (1.27%) French Language
14 8 (0.92%) Electronics
14 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.69%) Tech for Good
16 5 (0.58%) Advertising
16 5 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 260 (29.99%) Software Engineer
2 236 (27.22%) Developer
3 223 (25.72%) Senior
4 144 (16.61%) Lead
5 101 (11.65%) Lead Software Engineer
6 96 (11.07%) Senior Software Engineer
7 89 (10.27%) AWS Engineer
8 88 (10.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 85 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 71 (8.19%) Senior Developer
11 67 (7.73%) Cloud Engineer
12 64 (7.38%) Site Engineer
13 54 (6.23%) Big Data Engineer
14 46 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
15 38 (4.38%) Cloud Software Engineer
16 37 (4.27%) Software Developer
17 32 (3.69%) Platform Engineer
18 29 (3.34%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 28 (3.23%) Cloud Native Engineer
20 27 (3.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (15.34%) Web Services
2 117 (13.49%) gRPC
3 114 (13.15%) Kafka
3 114 (13.15%) Node.js
4 107 (12.34%) RESTful
5 90 (10.38%) JSON
6 84 (9.69%) OpenID
7 76 (8.77%) REST
8 75 (8.65%) React
9 74 (8.54%) XML
10 68 (7.84%) LDAP
11 67 (7.73%) SAML
12 65 (7.50%) JSON-LD
13 61 (7.04%) GraphQL
14 57 (6.57%) Protocol Buffers
15 54 (6.23%) CSS
15 54 (6.23%) HTML
16 53 (6.11%) RabbitMQ
17 36 (4.15%) .NET
18 24 (2.77%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 99 (11.42%) Distributed Systems
2 88 (10.15%) Cloud Native
3 68 (7.84%) Enterprise Cloud
4 67 (7.73%) Management Information System
5 65 (7.50%) Reference Data
6 64 (7.38%) Algorithms
7 58 (6.69%) Hedge funds
8 55 (6.34%) Clustering
9 42 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
10 40 (4.61%) Data Structures
11 36 (4.15%) Blockchain
11 36 (4.15%) Legacy Code
12 30 (3.46%) Onboarding
13 22 (2.54%) Tandem
14 19 (2.19%) Cyberattack
15 18 (2.08%) Product Ownership
15 18 (2.08%) Virtual Team
16 16 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (1.73%) Blog
17 15 (1.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (15.22%) Linux
2 29 (3.34%) Windows
3 18 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 13 (1.50%) Android
5 6 (0.69%) Unix
5 6 (0.69%) VMS
6 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.35%) SUSE
7 3 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
9 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (45.91%) Software Engineering
2 337 (38.87%) Agile
3 317 (36.56%) CI/CD
4 277 (31.95%) DevOps
5 135 (15.57%) Infrastructure as Code
5 135 (15.57%) SDLC
5 135 (15.57%) TDD
6 131 (15.11%) Roadmaps
7 128 (14.76%) Microservices
7 128 (14.76%) Test Automation
8 109 (12.57%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 103 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 100 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
12 91 (10.50%) Full Stack Development
13 89 (10.27%) Computer Science
14 88 (10.15%) Operational Stability
15 83 (9.57%) Community of Practice
15 83 (9.57%) Data Pipeline
16 82 (9.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 407 (46.94%) Python
2 317 (36.56%) Java
3 213 (24.57%) JavaScript
4 110 (12.69%) TypeScript
5 104 (12.00%) C++
6 99 (11.42%) C#
7 98 (11.30%) Rust
8 90 (10.38%) SQL
9 75 (8.65%) C
10 65 (7.50%) Prolog
10 65 (7.50%) Ruby
10 65 (7.50%) SPARQL
11 57 (6.57%) Bash
12 55 (6.34%) PowerShell
13 53 (6.11%) PHP
14 43 (4.96%) Kotlin
15 39 (4.50%) Scala
16 10 (1.15%) Groovy
17 9 (1.04%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.69%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 81 (9.34%) Degree
2 51 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (4.15%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.00%) Master's Degree
6 21 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.73%) AWS Certification
8 9 (1.04%) Azure Certification
9 7 (0.81%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 7 (0.81%) PhD
10 5 (0.58%) CREST Certified
10 5 (0.58%) OSCP
11 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.12%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.54%) Accessibility
2 19 (2.19%) QA
3 11 (1.27%) GDPR
4 10 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.35%) NIST
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
8 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 242 (27.91%) Docker
2 70 (8.07%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.04%) Ceph
5 4 (0.46%) KVM
5 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.35%) Gluster
6 3 (0.35%) oVirt
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) LXC
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 349 (40.25%) Kubernetes
2 224 (25.84%) Terraform
3 82 (9.46%) Prometheus
4 76 (8.77%) Ansible
5 27 (3.11%) Grafana
6 23 (2.65%) Progress Chef
6 23 (2.65%) Puppet
7 14 (1.61%) Kibana
8 6 (0.69%) Knative
9 5 (0.58%) Argo
9 5 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.46%) Istio
10 4 (0.46%) Packer
10 4 (0.46%) Rancher
10 4 (0.46%) Salt
11 3 (0.35%) Graylog
11 3 (0.35%) Observium
11 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.23%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (7.84%) Google
2 41 (4.73%) Microsoft
3 17 (1.96%) Oracle
4 14 (1.61%) Atlassian
5 12 (1.38%) Dell
6 10 (1.15%) Apple
6 10 (1.15%) Splunk
7 9 (1.04%) New Relic
8 8 (0.92%) SAP
8 8 (0.92%) VMware
9 7 (0.81%) SaltStack
9 7 (0.81%) Teradata
10 6 (0.69%) PagerDuty
11 5 (0.58%) LogicMonitor
12 4 (0.46%) YouTube
13 3 (0.35%) Cadence
13 3 (0.35%) CrowdStrike
13 3 (0.35%) Dynatrace
13 3 (0.35%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.23%) OpenText