Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 301 404
Rank change year-on-year +63 +103 +61
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,547 1,662 1,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.12% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 2.04% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 1,426 1,176
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £38,500 £40,375 £39,125
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 62,759 81,394 99,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.50% 54.62% 55.95%
Number of salaries quoted 51,758 66,918 83,427
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,857
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.61% +4.09%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 +64 1,477 £65,250 -3.33% 213
London +8 894 £77,500 +6.90% 140
UK excluding London +160 621 £55,000 - 82
North of England +125 186 £55,000 - 28
South East +43 180 £60,000 - 12
Work from Home +40 169 £70,000 -5.08% 15
South West +97 118 £50,000 -4.76% 12
North West +104 117 £50,750 -15.42% 20
Yorkshire +88 68 £57,500 +43.75% 3
Midlands +48 47 £50,000 -2.44% 13
East of England +70 42 £62,500 -7.41% 7
West Midlands +59 40 £50,000 -2.44% 12
Scotland +54 28 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Wales -7 17 £36,413 +15.94% 5
East Midlands +35 7 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Northern Ireland +17 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
North East - 1 £65,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 1,069 (69.10%) Python
2 753 (48.67%) Java
3 692 (44.73%) Docker
4 681 (44.02%) Kubernetes
5 669 (43.24%) AWS
6 625 (40.40%) DevOps
7 497 (32.13%) Software Engineering
8 471 (30.45%) Linux
9 442 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 436 (28.18%) Node.js
11 434 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
12 401 (25.92%) Terraform
13 362 (23.40%) Ansible
14 346 (22.37%) GCP
15 332 (21.46%) Microservices
16 320 (20.69%) Ruby
17 317 (20.49%) Azure
18 280 (18.10%) C++
19 279 (18.03%) Bash Shell
20 266 (17.19%) Jenkins
21 242 (15.64%) Git (software)
22 238 (15.38%) Finance
23 229 (14.80%) C#
24 217 (14.03%) Puppet
25 212 (13.70%) SQL
26 181 (11.70%) React
27 178 (11.51%) MongoDB
28 175 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
29 173 (11.18%) Google
30 171 (11.05%) Scala

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
1 100 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (4.01%) Apache Spark
3 41 (2.65%) Apache
4 38 (2.46%) OpenStack
5 33 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (1.81%) Confluence
7 23 (1.49%) nginx
8 14 (0.90%) Hyperledger
9 13 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.45%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.32%) CMS
12 5 (0.32%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.32%) IIS
12 5 (0.32%) JBoss
12 5 (0.32%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.26%) CloudStack
13 4 (0.26%) Luigi
14 3 (0.19%) Gluu
Applications
1 10 (0.65%) MS Visio
1 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (0.32%) S-PLUS
3 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.065%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.065%) InDesign
4 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.065%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.065%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 669 (43.24%) AWS
2 346 (22.37%) GCP
3 317 (20.49%) Azure
4 138 (8.92%) Serverless
5 80 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 76 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
7 60 (3.88%) SaaS
8 55 (3.56%) PaaS
9 53 (3.43%) GitHub
10 52 (3.36%) OpenShift
11 47 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
12 42 (2.71%) Amazon ECS
12 42 (2.71%) Amazon S3
13 39 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
14 37 (2.39%) IaaS
15 31 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 21 (1.36%) Amazon EKS
19 20 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.26%) Internet
2 34 (2.20%) Firewall
3 31 (2.00%) HTTP
4 20 (1.29%) DNS
4 20 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.23%) VPN
6 12 (0.78%) Network Security
7 9 (0.58%) VoIP
7 9 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (0.52%) SAN
9 7 (0.45%) SSL
10 6 (0.39%) IPsec
11 5 (0.32%) SNMP
11 5 (0.32%) tcpdump
12 4 (0.26%) AMQP
12 4 (0.26%) DHCP
12 4 (0.26%) SMTP
12 4 (0.26%) STUN
13 3 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (11.51%) MongoDB
2 169 (10.92%) MySQL
2 169 (10.92%) PostgreSQL
3 143 (9.24%) NoSQL
4 117 (7.56%) Redis
5 81 (5.24%) Big Data
6 49 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 46 (2.97%) Blockchain
8 40 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.46%) Relational Database
10 37 (2.39%) SQL Server
11 36 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
13 26 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
14 25 (1.62%) Neo4j
15 20 (1.29%) BigQuery
16 16 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.84%) RethinkDB
18 8 (0.52%) Power BI
19 7 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 266 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 242 (15.64%) Git (software)
3 87 (5.62%) JIRA
4 63 (4.07%) CircleCI
5 60 (3.88%) GitLab
6 53 (3.43%) Cucumber
7 48 (3.10%) Selenium
7 48 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.71%) Bitbucket
9 40 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 34 (2.20%) git-flow
10 34 (2.20%) Vagrant
11 30 (1.94%) Gradle
12 27 (1.75%) Maven
12 27 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.36%) Hudson
13 21 (1.36%) Subversion
14 17 (1.10%) Metasploit
15 16 (1.03%) gulp
16 14 (0.90%) SonarQube
General
1 238 (15.38%) Finance
2 75 (4.85%) Banking
3 49 (3.17%) Retail
4 47 (3.04%) Marketing
5 43 (2.78%) Games
6 36 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.13%) Public Sector
7 33 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.75%) Law
9 16 (1.03%) Electronics
10 14 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
11 10 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.32%) Advertising
12 5 (0.32%) Automotive
13 4 (0.26%) Billing
13 4 (0.26%) Legal
13 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.26%) Publishing
14 2 (0.13%) iGaming
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 456 (29.48%) Developer
2 313 (20.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 233 (15.06%) Software Engineer
4 106 (6.85%) AWS Engineer
5 99 (6.40%) Senior Developer
6 92 (5.95%) Backend Developer
7 83 (5.37%) Cloud Engineer
8 70 (4.52%) Platform Engineer
9 69 (4.46%) Python Engineer
10 63 (4.07%) Software Developer
11 61 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
12 60 (3.88%) AWS DevOps
13 56 (3.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 53 (3.43%) Java Developer
15 52 (3.36%) Data Engineer
15 52 (3.36%) Security Engineer
16 47 (3.04%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 45 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
17 45 (2.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 44 (2.84%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (28.18%) Node.js
2 181 (11.70%) React
3 144 (9.31%) Kafka
4 137 (8.86%) AngularJS
5 112 (7.24%) .NET
6 109 (7.05%) REST
7 98 (6.33%) HTML
8 95 (6.14%) CSS
9 86 (5.56%) Web Services
10 82 (5.30%) RESTful
11 71 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
12 65 (4.20%) gRPC
12 65 (4.20%) Vue.js
13 48 (3.10%) Spring
14 45 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
15 41 (2.65%) HTML5
15 41 (2.65%) JSON
16 40 (2.59%) GraphQL
17 39 (2.52%) React Native
18 34 (2.20%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.17%) Public Cloud
2 57 (3.68%) Cloud Native
3 55 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.23%) User Experience
6 40 (2.59%) Algorithms
7 33 (2.13%) PKI
8 30 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 25 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.03%) Internet of Things
12 16 (1.03%) Social Network
13 15 (0.97%) Bitcoin
13 15 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 14 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.78%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.78%) Replication
16 10 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 471 (30.45%) Linux
2 121 (7.82%) Windows
3 67 (4.33%) Unix
4 39 (2.52%) Android
5 29 (1.87%) CentOS
6 26 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
6 26 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.03%) Kali Linux
8 11 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.65%) Debian
10 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.26%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.26%) Mesosphere
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.13%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (40.40%) DevOps
2 497 (32.13%) Software Engineering
3 434 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
4 332 (21.46%) Microservices
5 169 (10.92%) Infrastructure as Code
6 166 (10.73%) Open Source
7 163 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
8 151 (9.76%) TDD
9 150 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
10 146 (9.44%) Computer Science
11 144 (9.31%) Configuration Management
12 138 (8.92%) Machine Learning
13 130 (8.40%) Fintech
14 117 (7.56%) Test Automation
15 114 (7.37%) Artificial Intelligence
16 108 (6.98%) Data Science
17 101 (6.53%) Mentoring
17 101 (6.53%) SDLC
18 93 (6.01%) OO
19 92 (5.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,069 (69.10%) Python
2 753 (48.67%) Java
3 442 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 320 (20.69%) Ruby
5 280 (18.10%) C++
6 279 (18.03%) Bash Shell
7 229 (14.80%) C#
8 212 (13.70%) SQL
9 171 (11.05%) PHP
9 171 (11.05%) Scala
10 167 (10.80%) C
11 99 (6.40%) PowerShell
12 84 (5.43%) TypeScript
13 68 (4.40%) Perl
14 50 (3.23%) Groovy
15 47 (3.04%) Kotlin
16 29 (1.87%) Objective-C
17 26 (1.68%) Rust
18 25 (1.62%) Shell Script
19 23 (1.49%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 145 (9.37%) Degree
2 51 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 29 (1.87%) PhD
5 18 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.65%) RHCE
8 9 (0.58%) CISSP
9 8 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.52%) OSCP
10 7 (0.45%) CEH
10 7 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (0.45%) OSCE
10 7 (0.45%) SANS
11 6 (0.39%) CEPT
11 6 (0.39%) CREST Certified
11 6 (0.39%) EC-Council LPT
11 6 (0.39%) GXPN
12 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.65%) QA
2 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) GDPR
5 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.065%) PMO
6 1 (0.065%) SLA
System Software
1 692 (44.73%) Docker
2 21 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.45%) iptables
7 6 (0.39%) vSphere
8 5 (0.32%) etcd
8 5 (0.32%) LXC
9 4 (0.26%) NFS
9 4 (0.26%) vCloud
9 4 (0.26%) zsh
10 2 (0.13%) Varnish
10 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.065%) HDFS
11 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.065%) KVM
11 1 (0.065%) pfSense
11 1 (0.065%) Snort
Systems Management
1 681 (44.02%) Kubernetes
2 401 (25.92%) Terraform
3 362 (23.40%) Ansible
4 217 (14.03%) Puppet
5 175 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (3.30%) Prometheus
7 44 (2.84%) Grafana
8 42 (2.71%) Nagios
9 40 (2.59%) Packer
10 33 (2.13%) Consul
10 33 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
10 33 (2.13%) Istio
11 28 (1.81%) Salt
12 25 (1.62%) Kibana
13 17 (1.10%) Kubeflow
13 17 (1.10%) Nessus
13 17 (1.10%) Nmap
14 16 (1.03%) logstash
14 16 (1.03%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 173 (11.18%) Google
2 51 (3.30%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.10%) Red Hat
4 42 (2.71%) Splunk
5 32 (2.07%) VMware
6 27 (1.75%) Oracle
7 19 (1.23%) New Relic
8 18 (1.16%) SaltStack
9 17 (1.10%) Tableau
10 16 (1.03%) Qualys
10 16 (1.03%) SAP
11 14 (0.90%) Rackspace
12 11 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.58%) Facebook
14 8 (0.52%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.52%) CyberArk
14 8 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.52%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.52%) Symantec
15 7 (0.45%) Netsparker