Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 432 519
Rank change year-on-year +143 +87 +363
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,845 1,269 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 1.28% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,501 1,133 831
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,550 £41,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,700 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.37% -12.17% +20.00%

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 87,580 99,009 98,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.90% 55.19% 53.07%
Number of salaries quoted 72,675 81,768 85,107
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 15 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 December 2018. 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 +148 1,754 £67,179 +7.49% 292
London +124 1,211 £72,500 +3.57% 196
UK excluding London +121 577 £55,000 +4.37% 102
South East +61 222 £60,000 +4.35% 33
North of England +39 152 £47,500 -12.04% 18
North West +40 107 £55,000 -6.38% 14
South West +27 62 £55,000 +29.41% 16
Midlands +51 55 £57,500 +51.32% 23
East of England +55 49 £55,000 -4.35% 6
Yorkshire +40 45 £40,000 -23.81% 3
West Midlands +33 42 £55,000 +44.74% 17
Wales +5 25 £55,000 +51.20% 4
East Midlands +27 13 £65,000 +55.13% 6
Scotland +8 8 £53,750 -20.37%
Northern Ireland - 5 £42,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 1,290 (69.92%) Python
2 1,034 (56.04%) Java
3 824 (44.66%) Docker
4 822 (44.55%) Amazon AWS
5 805 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
6 725 (39.30%) DevOps
7 653 (35.39%) Kubernetes
8 647 (35.07%) Linux
9 573 (31.06%) Ruby
10 506 (27.43%) JavaScript
11 497 (26.94%) Software Engineering
12 496 (26.88%) Ansible
13 478 (25.91%) Microservices
14 406 (22.01%) C++
15 397 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 394 (21.36%) Terraform
17 380 (20.60%) Node.js
18 353 (19.13%) Open Source
18 353 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
19 346 (18.75%) Jenkins
20 338 (18.32%) Google Cloud Platform
21 327 (17.72%) Puppet
22 314 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
23 309 (16.75%) Test Automation
24 301 (16.31%) Finance
25 293 (15.88%) TDD
26 283 (15.34%) Google
27 279 (15.12%) Git (software)
28 260 (14.09%) SQL
29 249 (13.50%) C#

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
1 103 (5.58%) Elasticsearch
2 94 (5.09%) Ethereum
3 57 (3.09%) Apache
4 55 (2.98%) Apache Spark
5 52 (2.82%) OpenStack
6 50 (2.71%) nginx
7 40 (2.17%) Hyperledger
8 35 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.19%) Confluence
10 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
10 20 (1.08%) CMS
11 19 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.60%) IIS
14 8 (0.43%) CloudStack
15 7 (0.38%) Mule
15 7 (0.38%) SAS
16 6 (0.33%) lighttpd
17 5 (0.27%) Tornado
Applications
1 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.054%) HipChat
3 1 (0.054%) InVision
3 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 38 (2.06%) Distributed Ledger
2 23 (1.25%) Ripple
3 7 (0.38%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 822 (44.55%) Amazon AWS
2 397 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 338 (18.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 102 (5.53%) GitHub
5 94 (5.09%) Cloud Computing
6 89 (4.82%) Amazon S3
7 86 (4.66%) Amazon EC2
8 82 (4.44%) Serverless
9 68 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 66 (3.58%) PaaS
11 62 (3.36%) SaaS
12 50 (2.71%) OpenShift
13 46 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
14 42 (2.28%) IaaS
15 29 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 28 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
17 25 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
18 20 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
19 14 (0.76%) Route 53
20 13 (0.70%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.44%) Firewall
2 75 (4.07%) HTTP
2 75 (4.07%) VPN
3 40 (2.17%) Internet
4 38 (2.06%) DNS
5 37 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.19%) H.323
6 22 (1.19%) VLAN
7 13 (0.70%) Network Security
8 12 (0.65%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.65%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 10 (0.54%) DHCP
10 9 (0.49%) Skype
11 8 (0.43%) SSL
12 6 (0.33%) IPv4
13 4 (0.22%) IPFS
13 4 (0.22%) IPsec
13 4 (0.22%) IPv6
13 4 (0.22%) SSH
13 4 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (13.06%) NoSQL
2 208 (11.27%) MySQL
3 180 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 172 (9.32%) Blockchain
5 158 (8.56%) MongoDB
6 114 (6.18%) Relational Database
7 106 (5.75%) Redis
8 99 (5.37%) Big Data
9 76 (4.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 72 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 67 (3.63%) Hadoop
11 67 (3.63%) SQL Server
12 51 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
13 46 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
14 43 (2.33%) Data Mining
15 42 (2.28%) MariaDB
16 39 (2.11%) CouchDB
17 37 (2.01%) RDBMS
18 33 (1.79%) Neo4j
19 23 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 346 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 279 (15.12%) Git (software)
3 120 (6.50%) TeamCity
4 91 (4.93%) Vagrant
5 88 (4.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 76 (4.12%) GitLab
7 69 (3.74%) Maven
8 56 (3.04%) Hudson
9 55 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 54 (2.93%) Gradle
10 54 (2.93%) Subversion
11 46 (2.49%) JIRA
12 35 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 35 (1.90%) Selenium
13 32 (1.73%) Travis CI
14 27 (1.46%) CircleCI
15 20 (1.08%) IBM UrbanCode
15 20 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (0.98%) Mocha
17 16 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 301 (16.31%) Finance
2 123 (6.67%) Retail
3 118 (6.40%) Marketing
4 110 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 99 (5.37%) Manufacturing
6 94 (5.09%) Electronics
7 67 (3.63%) Games
8 63 (3.41%) Banking
9 23 (1.25%) Front Office
9 23 (1.25%) Law
10 21 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.76%) Advertising
11 14 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.43%) Automotive
13 7 (0.38%) Legal
14 6 (0.33%) Publishing
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) Interactive Media
16 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
17 1 (0.054%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 659 (35.72%) Developer
2 335 (18.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 267 (14.47%) Software Engineer
4 166 (9.00%) Senior Developer
5 129 (6.99%) Python Developer
6 123 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 119 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 115 (6.23%) Senior DevOps
9 112 (6.07%) Architect
10 89 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
10 89 (4.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 84 (4.55%) Software Developer
12 66 (3.58%) AWS DevOps
13 60 (3.25%) Python Engineer
14 59 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
14 59 (3.20%) Senior Software Engineer
15 57 (3.09%) Blockchain Developer
16 50 (2.71%) Platform Engineer
17 49 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
17 49 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (20.60%) Node.js
2 247 (13.39%) React
3 207 (11.22%) AngularJS
4 190 (10.30%) Web Services
5 154 (8.35%) Kafka
6 150 (8.13%) RESTful
7 146 (7.91%) HTML
8 108 (5.85%) .NET
8 108 (5.85%) Spring
9 107 (5.80%) CSS
10 88 (4.77%) REST
11 75 (4.07%) HTML5
11 75 (4.07%) RabbitMQ
12 65 (3.52%) Elastic Stack
13 64 (3.47%) Vue.js
14 61 (3.31%) Spring Boot
15 55 (2.98%) Ruby on Rails
16 51 (2.76%) Django
16 51 (2.76%) Smart Contracts
17 38 (2.06%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.40%) Fintech
2 109 (5.91%) Algorithms
3 98 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
4 93 (5.04%) User Experience
5 74 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 72 (3.90%) Public Cloud
7 54 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 53 (2.87%) Cloud Native
9 50 (2.71%) Bitcoin
10 46 (2.49%) Mobile App
11 43 (2.33%) Virtual Team
12 41 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
13 39 (2.11%) Data Structures
13 39 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (1.73%) Blog
14 32 (1.73%) Robotics
15 30 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (1.25%) Hedge funds
16 23 (1.25%) Litecoin
Operating Systems
1 647 (35.07%) Linux
2 147 (7.97%) Windows
3 112 (6.07%) Unix
4 53 (2.87%) Android
4 53 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.79%) CentOS
6 31 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 23 (1.25%) Mesosphere
8 19 (1.03%) CoreOS
9 16 (0.87%) VMS
10 13 (0.70%) Kali Linux
11 12 (0.65%) Solaris
12 11 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.54%) Debian
13 10 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
15 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Server
17 3 (0.16%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 725 (39.30%) DevOps
3 497 (26.94%) Software Engineering
4 478 (25.91%) Microservices
5 353 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
5 353 (19.13%) Open Source
6 309 (16.75%) Test Automation
7 293 (15.88%) TDD
8 233 (12.63%) Configuration Management
9 211 (11.44%) Computer Science
10 180 (9.76%) Machine Learning
11 170 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
12 161 (8.73%) BDD
13 151 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 138 (7.48%) High Availability
15 135 (7.32%) Mentoring
16 128 (6.94%) Artificial Intelligence
17 123 (6.67%) Scrum
18 118 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
19 115 (6.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,290 (69.92%) Python
2 1,034 (56.04%) Java
3 573 (31.06%) Ruby
4 506 (27.43%) JavaScript
5 406 (22.01%) C++
6 260 (14.09%) SQL
7 249 (13.50%) C#
8 223 (12.09%) Scala
9 203 (11.00%) Bash Shell
10 186 (10.08%) PHP
11 180 (9.76%) C
12 98 (5.31%) PowerShell
13 90 (4.88%) Elixir
14 75 (4.07%) TypeScript
15 74 (4.01%) Perl
16 63 (3.41%) Solidity
17 45 (2.44%) Objective-C
18 43 (2.33%) Haskell
19 39 (2.11%) ES6
19 39 (2.11%) Rust
Qualifications
1 209 (11.33%) Degree
2 110 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (3.25%) Master's Degree
4 30 (1.63%) AWS Certification
4 30 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 27 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.98%) CISSP
8 15 (0.81%) CISM
8 15 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
8 15 (0.81%) SANS
9 14 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (0.76%) RHCE
10 13 (0.70%) RHCSA
11 12 (0.65%) CEH
11 12 (0.65%) CISA
11 12 (0.65%) CSSLP
11 12 (0.65%) GIAC
11 12 (0.65%) SSCP
12 10 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (0.27%) GDPR
3 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.11%) PMO
3 2 (0.11%) SEPA
3 2 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.054%) HL7
4 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 824 (44.66%) Docker
2 56 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.57%) vSphere
4 25 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.08%) VirtualBox
6 19 (1.03%) etcd
7 12 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.54%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.49%) Apache Flume
10 8 (0.43%) HDFS
11 7 (0.38%) KVM
12 5 (0.27%) Varnish
13 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.22%) SkyDNS
14 3 (0.16%) Ceph
14 3 (0.16%) iptables
14 3 (0.16%) Xen
15 2 (0.11%) NFS
15 2 (0.11%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 653 (35.39%) Kubernetes
2 496 (26.88%) Ansible
3 394 (21.36%) Terraform
4 327 (17.72%) Puppet
5 314 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
6 123 (6.67%) Salt
7 105 (5.69%) Prometheus
8 104 (5.64%) Consul
9 99 (5.37%) Packer
10 92 (4.99%) Docker Swarm
11 86 (4.66%) Grafana
12 78 (4.23%) Nagios
13 70 (3.79%) Graphite
14 69 (3.74%) ZABBIX
15 56 (3.04%) Opsview
16 34 (1.84%) Mesos
17 32 (1.73%) Kibana
18 24 (1.30%) HAProxy
19 21 (1.14%) logstash
20 20 (1.08%) Rancher
Vendors
1 283 (15.34%) Google
2 118 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 100 (5.42%) SAP
4 79 (4.28%) VMware
5 57 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 47 (2.55%) Oracle
7 43 (2.33%) Splunk
8 27 (1.46%) SaltStack
9 24 (1.30%) IBM
10 19 (1.03%) Cloudera
11 18 (0.98%) Rakuten
12 14 (0.76%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.70%) New Relic
13 13 (0.70%) Rackspace
14 12 (0.65%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.65%) Netsparker
14 12 (0.65%) Qualys
15 10 (0.54%) Facebook
16 9 (0.49%) Intapp
17 8 (0.43%) Tableau