Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 401 447 819
Rank change year-on-year +46 +372 +241
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,348 1,100 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.64% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 1.17% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,141 944 448
UK median annual salary £65,000 £66,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -2.04%
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,850 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.25% - +23.71%

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 99,559 94,181 106,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 54.58% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83,684 80,447 91,813
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +59 1,315 £65,000 -1.52% 245
London -1 848 £70,000 +3.70% 166
UK excluding London +174 489 £53,850 -10.25% 82
South East +123 184 £60,000 +14.29% 30
North of England +74 143 £60,000 - 24
North West +39 85 £60,000 -7.69% 14
Midlands +22 59 £42,500 -26.09% 10
Yorkshire +50 55 £47,500 -20.83% 9
South West -14 52 £45,000 -35.71% 12
West Midlands +23 47 £45,000 -21.74% 9
East of England +18 28 £50,000 -33.33% 3
Wales +13 15 £33,000 -58.75% 2
East Midlands -6 12 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Scotland -35 8 £66,250 +20.45% 1
North East -26 3 £67,500 +92.86% 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 810 (60.09%) Python
2 771 (57.20%) Java
3 582 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 537 (39.84%) Docker
5 533 (39.54%) Amazon AWS
6 472 (35.01%) DevOps
7 465 (34.50%) JavaScript
8 446 (33.09%) Linux
9 439 (32.57%) Ruby
10 397 (29.45%) Kubernetes
11 391 (29.01%) Software Engineering
12 359 (26.63%) Microservices
13 323 (23.96%) Node.js
14 318 (23.59%) Scala
15 298 (22.11%) TDD
16 265 (19.66%) Ansible
17 227 (16.84%) Open Source
18 221 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
19 218 (16.17%) PHP
20 215 (15.95%) MySQL
21 214 (15.88%) MongoDB
21 214 (15.88%) Terraform
22 213 (15.80%) Big Data
22 213 (15.80%) Google
23 212 (15.73%) Finance
23 212 (15.73%) React
24 205 (15.21%) Jenkins
25 204 (15.13%) Git (software)
26 201 (14.91%) NoSQL
27 198 (14.69%) Puppet

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
1 105 (7.79%) Apache Spark
2 78 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (4.82%) Ethereum
4 47 (3.49%) Apache
5 42 (3.12%) OpenStack
6 31 (2.30%) nginx
7 29 (2.15%) CloudStack
8 23 (1.71%) Apache Solr
9 20 (1.48%) Hyperledger
10 16 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.82%) CMS
13 9 (0.67%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.59%) Confluence
14 8 (0.59%) Mongoose
15 6 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.45%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.37%) Jetty
17 4 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (0.37%) HipChat
2 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) Ripple
3 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.22%) Quorum
3 3 (0.22%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 533 (39.54%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (12.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 155 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 71 (5.27%) GitHub
5 65 (4.82%) SaaS
6 45 (3.34%) IaaS
7 42 (3.12%) Serverless
8 35 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 35 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (2.45%) OpenShift
10 31 (2.30%) PaaS
11 30 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
12 29 (2.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 29 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
12 29 (2.15%) npm
13 23 (1.71%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (1.48%) Loggly
14 20 (1.48%) Sumo Logic
15 16 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (7.42%) HTTP
2 46 (3.41%) Internet
3 38 (2.82%) DNS
4 29 (2.15%) Firewall
5 28 (2.08%) VPN
6 25 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.26%) Network Security
8 11 (0.82%) Broadband
8 11 (0.82%) SMTP
9 8 (0.59%) FTP
10 7 (0.52%) SSL
11 5 (0.37%) SMS
12 4 (0.30%) DHCP
12 4 (0.30%) ICMP
13 3 (0.22%) IPFS
13 3 (0.22%) IPsec
14 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.15%) VSAN
15 1 (0.074%) Intrusion Detection
15 1 (0.074%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (15.95%) MySQL
2 214 (15.88%) MongoDB
3 213 (15.80%) Big Data
4 201 (14.91%) NoSQL
5 184 (13.65%) PostgreSQL
6 148 (10.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 120 (8.90%) Redis
8 111 (8.23%) Hadoop
9 100 (7.42%) Blockchain
10 78 (5.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 54 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
12 53 (3.93%) Relational Database
13 51 (3.78%) Apache Hive
14 31 (2.30%) SQL Server
15 28 (2.08%) CouchDB
15 28 (2.08%) Impala
16 27 (2.00%) Sqoop
17 26 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
18 25 (1.85%) Riak
19 23 (1.71%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 205 (15.21%) Jenkins
2 204 (15.13%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.86%) Vagrant
4 51 (3.78%) Gradle
4 51 (3.78%) Maven
5 44 (3.26%) Cucumber
5 44 (3.26%) TeamCity
6 36 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (2.23%) GitLab
8 27 (2.00%) Selenium
9 24 (1.78%) Hudson
9 24 (1.78%) Subversion
10 23 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (1.63%) JUnit
12 21 (1.56%) GoCD
12 21 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
13 20 (1.48%) Jasmine
13 20 (1.48%) JIRA
14 19 (1.41%) Artifactory
15 13 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 212 (15.73%) Finance
2 89 (6.60%) Retail
3 83 (6.16%) Marketing
4 59 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 58 (4.30%) Banking
6 57 (4.23%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.74%) Electronics
8 27 (2.00%) Games
9 23 (1.71%) Law
10 21 (1.56%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.19%) Legal
11 16 (1.19%) Multimedia
12 15 (1.11%) Publishing
13 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.74%) Advertising
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.30%) Billing
16 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 550 (40.80%) Developer
2 248 (18.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 162 (12.02%) Software Engineer
4 114 (8.46%) Java Developer
5 101 (7.49%) Architect
6 78 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 74 (5.49%) AWS Engineer
8 73 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
9 68 (5.04%) Software Developer
10 62 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
11 55 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
12 53 (3.93%) Data Engineer
12 53 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
13 51 (3.78%) Java Engineer
13 51 (3.78%) Python Developer
14 48 (3.56%) AWS DevOps
15 44 (3.26%) Blockchain Developer
16 43 (3.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 42 (3.12%) PHP Developer
18 41 (3.04%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (23.96%) Node.js
2 212 (15.73%) React
3 159 (11.80%) AngularJS
4 155 (11.50%) HTML
5 141 (10.46%) Kafka
6 135 (10.01%) RESTful
7 134 (9.94%) Web Services
8 116 (8.61%) CSS
9 103 (7.64%) Spring
10 96 (7.12%) .NET
11 91 (6.75%) RabbitMQ
12 90 (6.68%) REST
13 85 (6.31%) HTML5
14 70 (5.19%) Spring Boot
15 64 (4.75%) Django
16 58 (4.30%) Ruby on Rails
17 57 (4.23%) CSS3
18 43 (3.19%) jQuery
19 40 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
20 36 (2.67%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 160 (11.87%) Computer Science
2 104 (7.72%) Fintech
3 70 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
4 63 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 62 (4.60%) Algorithms
6 57 (4.23%) User Experience
7 52 (3.86%) Public Cloud
8 47 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
9 39 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (2.82%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.93%) Cloud Native
12 25 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
13 24 (1.78%) Bitcoin
14 21 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
15 19 (1.41%) Data Centre
15 19 (1.41%) Hedge funds
16 16 (1.19%) Internet of Things
17 15 (1.11%) Blog
17 15 (1.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 446 (33.09%) Linux
2 57 (4.23%) Unix
2 57 (4.23%) Windows
3 34 (2.52%) Ubuntu
4 30 (2.23%) CentOS
5 28 (2.08%) Debian
6 23 (1.71%) Android
7 22 (1.63%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.82%) CoreOS
11 10 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.30%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.22%) VMS
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.074%) Fedora
14 1 (0.074%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (35.01%) DevOps
3 391 (29.01%) Software Engineering
4 359 (26.63%) Microservices
5 298 (22.11%) TDD
6 227 (16.84%) Open Source
7 221 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 193 (14.32%) Machine Learning
9 171 (12.69%) Test Automation
10 136 (10.09%) Scrum
11 135 (10.01%) Configuration Management
12 122 (9.05%) BDD
13 99 (7.34%) SOA
14 98 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 97 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
16 92 (6.82%) OO
17 84 (6.23%) Web Development
18 75 (5.56%) Analytics
19 71 (5.27%) High Availability
20 68 (5.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 810 (60.09%) Python
2 771 (57.20%) Java
3 465 (34.50%) JavaScript
4 439 (32.57%) Ruby
5 318 (23.59%) Scala
6 218 (16.17%) PHP
7 185 (13.72%) C#
7 185 (13.72%) C++
8 161 (11.94%) SQL
9 127 (9.42%) Bash Shell
10 99 (7.34%) C
11 75 (5.56%) Shell Script
12 56 (4.15%) Java 8
13 52 (3.86%) Clojure
14 50 (3.71%) Haskell
15 45 (3.34%) PowerShell
16 40 (2.97%) Solidity
17 38 (2.82%) TypeScript
18 37 (2.74%) Perl
19 35 (2.60%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 134 (9.94%) Degree
2 47 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.89%) PhD
4 30 (2.23%) Master's Degree
5 22 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.22%) CISM
8 3 (0.22%) CISSP
8 3 (0.22%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CEH
9 2 (0.15%) CISA
9 2 (0.15%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.15%) GIAC
9 2 (0.15%) MCSE
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.15%) SSCP
9 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.53%) QA
2 59 (4.38%) GCP
3 35 (2.60%) GDPR
4 12 (0.89%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 11 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (0.67%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.45%) SLA
9 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) SEPA
11 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 537 (39.84%) Docker
2 33 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.08%) Apache Flume
4 21 (1.56%) vSphere
5 20 (1.48%) HDFS
6 11 (0.82%) Ceph
7 10 (0.74%) KVM
8 9 (0.67%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.52%) LXC
10 5 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.22%) Xen
12 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.15%) etcd
13 2 (0.15%) Firmware
13 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.074%) Active Directory
14 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 397 (29.45%) Kubernetes
2 265 (19.66%) Ansible
3 214 (15.88%) Terraform
4 198 (14.69%) Puppet
5 143 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (4.01%) Nagios
7 43 (3.19%) Salt
8 40 (2.97%) Packer
9 39 (2.89%) ZABBIX
10 38 (2.82%) Mesos
10 38 (2.82%) Prometheus
11 37 (2.74%) Consul
11 37 (2.74%) Rancher
12 32 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
13 28 (2.08%) Grafana
14 27 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
15 25 (1.85%) logstash
16 12 (0.89%) Graphite
16 12 (0.89%) Icinga
17 10 (0.74%) Kibana
Vendors
1 213 (15.80%) Google
2 79 (5.86%) VMware
3 75 (5.56%) Oracle
4 57 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 42 (3.12%) New Relic
6 37 (2.74%) SaltStack
6 37 (2.74%) SAP
7 36 (2.67%) Splunk
8 34 (2.52%) Cloudera
9 28 (2.08%) Hortonworks
9 28 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.71%) Rackspace
11 22 (1.63%) Twitter
12 13 (0.96%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.74%) Facebook
14 9 (0.67%) Apple
14 9 (0.67%) Zend
15 8 (0.59%) Arqiva
15 8 (0.59%) BT
16 7 (0.52%) AppDynamics