Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 176 279 332
Rank change year-on-year +103 +53 +106
Permanent jobs citing Go 919 1,651 1,650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.18% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.23% 2.22% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 887 1,419 1,403
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% -

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 28,470 74,321 91,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.08% 53.33% 55.66%
Number of salaries quoted 23,974 60,767 76,082
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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 +97 854 £70,000 - 262
London +63 546 £80,000 +3.23% 153
UK excluding London +169 340 £55,000 +1.85% 115
Work from Home +42 160 £65,000 -10.34% 44
North of England +202 151 £57,500 +15.00% 52
North West +132 91 £57,500 +15.00% 28
Yorkshire +150 60 £55,000 +10.00% 13
South East +138 58 £60,000 +4.35% 13
Midlands +130 44 £52,500 -16.00% 21
West Midlands +112 39 £52,500 -4.55% 19
South West +53 31 £42,500 -22.73% 11
Scotland +86 22 £60,000 +60.00% 4
Northern Ireland +9 13 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East of England +112 12 £75,000 +25.00% 10
Wales +21 9 £30,000 -15.49% 3
East Midlands +85 5 £43,750 -37.50% 2

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 684 (74.43%) Python
2 463 (50.38%) Java
3 428 (46.57%) Kubernetes
4 422 (45.92%) AWS
5 406 (44.18%) DevOps
6 401 (43.63%) Docker
7 334 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
8 323 (35.15%) Terraform
9 286 (31.12%) Linux
10 279 (30.36%) Microservices
11 268 (29.16%) Software Engineering
12 262 (28.51%) JavaScript
13 259 (28.18%) Ruby
14 237 (25.79%) Node.js
15 225 (24.48%) Ansible
16 203 (22.09%) GCP
17 200 (21.76%) Azure
18 193 (21.00%) Jenkins
19 185 (20.13%) Puppet
20 163 (17.74%) Configuration Management
21 152 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
22 142 (15.45%) Scala
23 141 (15.34%) Git (software)
24 135 (14.69%) TDD
24 135 (14.69%) Finance
25 132 (14.36%) C#
26 126 (13.71%) Open Source
27 125 (13.60%) SQL
28 123 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
28 123 (13.38%) Infrastructure as Code

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 78 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.29%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.07%) Apache
4 12 (1.31%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
5 8 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (0.65%) CloudStack
7 5 (0.54%) Confluence
8 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.33%) nginx
10 2 (0.22%) Gluu
10 2 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.22%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.22%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (1.85%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.87%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.22%) Maximo
3 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 422 (45.92%) AWS
2 203 (22.09%) GCP
3 200 (21.76%) Azure
4 78 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 71 (7.73%) Cloud Computing
6 64 (6.96%) SaaS
7 59 (6.42%) Serverless
8 50 (5.44%) GitHub
9 46 (5.01%) IaaS
10 42 (4.57%) PaaS
11 39 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (4.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 33 (3.59%) Amazon EKS
14 20 (2.18%) Amazon S3
15 19 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
16 18 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
17 17 (1.85%) Akamai
18 14 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
18 14 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
18 14 (1.52%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.26%) Firewall
2 22 (2.39%) DNS
3 15 (1.63%) Internet
4 11 (1.20%) VPN
5 9 (0.98%) Network Security
5 9 (0.98%) SNMP
5 9 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.76%) HTTP
7 6 (0.65%) SSL
7 6 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.44%) H.323
8 4 (0.44%) SAN
9 3 (0.33%) 5G
9 3 (0.33%) Parlay
9 3 (0.33%) SSH
10 2 (0.22%) AMQP
10 2 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.22%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.47%) MongoDB
2 81 (8.81%) NoSQL
3 80 (8.71%) MySQL
4 58 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (5.44%) Big Data
6 41 (4.46%) Redis
7 31 (3.37%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (2.72%) Blockchain
10 22 (2.39%) Hadoop
11 21 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (2.29%) SQL Server
12 14 (1.52%) Neo4j
13 9 (0.98%) Amazon Aurora
13 9 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.76%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
16 5 (0.54%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 193 (21.00%) Jenkins
2 141 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 85 (9.25%) GitLab
4 61 (6.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 44 (4.79%) Selenium
6 38 (4.13%) TeamCity
7 27 (2.94%) CircleCI
8 26 (2.83%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (1.85%) GoCD
11 16 (1.74%) JIRA
11 16 (1.74%) webpack
12 15 (1.63%) Vagrant
13 14 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.31%) Travis CI
15 9 (0.98%) Hudson
15 9 (0.98%) JMeter
16 8 (0.87%) IBM UrbanCode
17 7 (0.76%) Gatling
17 7 (0.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 135 (14.69%) Finance
2 49 (5.33%) Banking
2 49 (5.33%) Public Sector
3 22 (2.39%) Games
4 18 (1.96%) Law
5 16 (1.74%) Retail
6 13 (1.41%) Advertising
7 11 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 9 (0.98%) Marketing
10 8 (0.87%) Front Office
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 250 (27.20%) Developer
2 229 (24.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 149 (16.21%) Software Engineer
4 80 (8.71%) Platform Engineer
5 73 (7.94%) AWS Engineer
6 55 (5.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 54 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 53 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
9 47 (5.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 45 (4.90%) Software Developer
11 44 (4.79%) AWS DevOps
12 43 (4.68%) Python Engineer
13 41 (4.46%) Site Engineer
14 39 (4.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 39 (4.24%) Senior Developer
15 36 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
15 36 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 33 (3.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 33 (3.59%) Python Developer
17 32 (3.48%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (25.79%) Node.js
2 117 (12.73%) Kafka
3 99 (10.77%) React
4 87 (9.47%) REST
5 73 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 73 (7.94%) Elastic Stack
6 57 (6.20%) React Native
7 51 (5.55%) .NET
8 49 (5.33%) Web Services
9 46 (5.01%) HTML
10 45 (4.90%) CSS
11 43 (4.68%) Vue.js
12 35 (3.81%) NativeScript
12 35 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
13 32 (3.48%) Ionic Framework
14 31 (3.37%) Apache Cordova
15 30 (3.26%) Ruby on Rails
16 27 (2.94%) PhoneGap
17 25 (2.72%) GraphQL
18 24 (2.61%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.20%) Cloud Native
2 55 (5.98%) Mobile App
3 47 (5.11%) Algorithms
4 39 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 35 (3.81%) Data Structures
6 33 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.29%) Social Network
9 16 (1.74%) FMCG
9 16 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
11 9 (0.98%) Internet of Things
12 8 (0.87%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.87%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.76%) Bitcoin
13 7 (0.76%) Derivative
13 7 (0.76%) PKI
13 7 (0.76%) User Experience
14 6 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 286 (31.12%) Linux
2 59 (6.42%) CentOS
3 55 (5.98%) Windows
4 45 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (4.35%) Unix
6 18 (1.96%) Android
7 17 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.31%) Mesosphere
9 10 (1.09%) Amazon Linux
10 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.44%) Debian
12 3 (0.33%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.22%) AIX
13 2 (0.22%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (44.18%) DevOps
2 334 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (30.36%) Microservices
4 268 (29.16%) Software Engineering
5 163 (17.74%) Configuration Management
6 152 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
7 135 (14.69%) TDD
8 126 (13.71%) Open Source
9 123 (13.38%) Infrastructure as Code
10 112 (12.19%) Fintech
11 101 (10.99%) Machine Learning
12 94 (10.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 85 (9.25%) Test Automation
14 84 (9.14%) Mentoring
14 84 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
15 73 (7.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 71 (7.73%) High Availability
17 67 (7.29%) Scrum
18 66 (7.18%) SDLC
19 62 (6.75%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 684 (74.43%) Python
2 463 (50.38%) Java
3 262 (28.51%) JavaScript
4 259 (28.18%) Ruby
5 142 (15.45%) Scala
6 132 (14.36%) C#
7 125 (13.60%) SQL
8 105 (11.43%) C++
9 88 (9.58%) PHP
10 86 (9.36%) Bash Shell
11 75 (8.16%) C
12 62 (6.75%) PowerShell
13 61 (6.64%) Kotlin
14 54 (5.88%) TypeScript
15 49 (5.33%) Clojure
16 39 (4.24%) Elixir
17 32 (3.48%) Groovy
17 32 (3.48%) Perl
18 27 (2.94%) Rust
19 21 (2.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (8.05%) Degree
2 49 (5.33%) AWS Certification
3 45 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.09%) PhD
5 6 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.54%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) CISM
8 1 (0.11%) CISSP
8 1 (0.11%) CRISC
8 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.50%) QA
2 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.44%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) PSD2
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 401 (43.63%) Docker
2 12 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.44%) KVM
4 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.22%) iptables
4 2 (0.22%) LXC
5 1 (0.11%) Gluster
5 1 (0.11%) vCloud
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 428 (46.57%) Kubernetes
2 323 (35.15%) Terraform
3 225 (24.48%) Ansible
4 185 (20.13%) Puppet
5 123 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (9.36%) Prometheus
7 74 (8.05%) Grafana
8 47 (5.11%) Graphite
9 38 (4.13%) Istio
10 31 (3.37%) Packer
11 25 (2.72%) Consul
11 25 (2.72%) Nagios
12 18 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (1.85%) Kibana
13 17 (1.85%) Opsview
14 16 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (1.41%) logstash
16 12 (1.31%) Automic
17 11 (1.20%) Netcool
17 11 (1.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (8.60%) Google
2 40 (4.35%) New Relic
3 25 (2.72%) Red Hat
4 22 (2.39%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.39%) SaltStack
5 21 (2.29%) SAP
6 20 (2.18%) Splunk
7 19 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.07%) VMware
8 18 (1.96%) Dynatrace
8 18 (1.96%) Oracle
9 17 (1.85%) Adobe
9 17 (1.85%) hybris
9 17 (1.85%) IBM
10 12 (1.31%) AppDynamics
11 11 (1.20%) SevOne
11 11 (1.20%) TOWER Software
12 8 (0.87%) Rackspace
13 5 (0.54%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.44%) MuleSoft