Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 442 727
Rank change year-on-year +108 +285 +203
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,602 1,195 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.68% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.70% 1.22% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,272 1,049 520
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +2.46%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,125
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 94,322 97,925 103,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.82% 55.56% 52.40%
Number of salaries quoted 78,325 80,918 89,393
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 +105 1,540 £67,500 +3.85% 265
London +58 956 £75,000 +7.14% 175
UK excluding London +133 614 £55,000 - 100
South East +118 263 £60,000 +4.35% 30
North of England +55 162 £52,500 -12.50% 17
North West +55 100 £57,500 -8.00% 11
Yorkshire +28 61 £47,500 -20.83% 5
East of England +72 59 £55,000 -6.38% 14
Midlands +50 58 £52,500 +5.00% 13
West Midlands +65 47 £57,500 +15.00% 12
South West -8 39 £52,500 +23.53% 16
Wales +16 23 £55,000 +73.03% 3
East Midlands +8 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland -3 11 £57,500 +13.86% 6
North East -25 1 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,109 (69.23%) Python
2 921 (57.49%) Java
3 792 (49.44%) Docker
4 718 (44.82%) Amazon AWS
5 695 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
6 615 (38.39%) DevOps
7 600 (37.45%) Kubernetes
8 559 (34.89%) Linux
9 520 (32.46%) Ruby
10 463 (28.90%) JavaScript
11 451 (28.15%) Software Engineering
12 394 (24.59%) Microservices
13 393 (24.53%) Ansible
14 361 (22.53%) Node.js
15 360 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
16 340 (21.22%) Jenkins
17 336 (20.97%) Terraform
18 331 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 315 (19.66%) Open Source
20 300 (18.73%) Puppet
21 297 (18.54%) C++
22 282 (17.60%) Git (software)
23 277 (17.29%) Google
24 275 (17.17%) Google Cloud Platform
25 273 (17.04%) TDD
26 267 (16.67%) Scala
27 254 (15.86%) Finance
28 248 (15.48%) Opscode Chef
29 241 (15.04%) React
30 232 (14.48%) Configuration Management

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
1 130 (8.11%) Ethereum
2 109 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (3.50%) Apache Spark
4 52 (3.25%) OpenStack
5 39 (2.43%) Apache
5 39 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 38 (2.37%) nginx
7 35 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 32 (2.00%) CloudStack
9 31 (1.94%) Hyperledger
10 24 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.44%) WebLogic
12 18 (1.12%) CMS
13 12 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
14 11 (0.69%) Tornado
15 10 (0.62%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.62%) Confluence
16 5 (0.31%) Luigi
17 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.50%) HipChat
3 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.12%) Blender
Business Applications
1 28 (1.75%) Ripple
2 14 (0.87%) Distributed Ledger
3 11 (0.69%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.062%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 718 (44.82%) Amazon AWS
2 331 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 275 (17.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 106 (6.62%) Serverless
5 88 (5.49%) GitHub
6 85 (5.31%) Amazon S3
7 83 (5.18%) Amazon EC2
8 68 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
9 62 (3.87%) Cloud Computing
10 53 (3.31%) IaaS
10 53 (3.31%) PaaS
11 51 (3.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 51 (3.18%) OpenShift
12 43 (2.68%) SaaS
13 33 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (1.94%) IBM Cloud
15 30 (1.87%) Sumo Logic
16 27 (1.69%) Loggly
17 23 (1.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 20 (1.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.06%) HTTP
2 57 (3.56%) Firewall
3 53 (3.31%) Internet
4 49 (3.06%) VPN
5 48 (3.00%) DNS
6 35 (2.18%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.87%) SSL
8 13 (0.81%) DHCP
9 11 (0.69%) VLAN
10 10 (0.62%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.62%) Network Security
11 9 (0.56%) Broadband
12 7 (0.44%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 6 (0.37%) SSH
13 6 (0.37%) WAN
13 6 (0.37%) X.509
14 5 (0.31%) LAN
14 5 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.25%) SMTP
15 4 (0.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (12.23%) MySQL
2 190 (11.86%) Blockchain
3 178 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 170 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
5 158 (9.86%) Big Data
6 150 (9.36%) MongoDB
7 135 (8.43%) Redis
8 87 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 86 (5.37%) Hadoop
10 82 (5.12%) Relational Database
11 81 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
12 73 (4.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 54 (3.37%) Apache Hive
14 52 (3.25%) SQL Server
15 46 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
16 41 (2.56%) Impala
17 36 (2.25%) Sqoop
18 27 (1.69%) Neo4j
19 22 (1.37%) MariaDB
20 20 (1.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 340 (21.22%) Jenkins
2 282 (17.60%) Git (software)
3 102 (6.37%) Vagrant
4 90 (5.62%) TeamCity
5 84 (5.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 74 (4.62%) GitLab
7 57 (3.56%) Hudson
8 53 (3.31%) Maven
9 49 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 44 (2.75%) Subversion
11 39 (2.43%) Selenium
12 38 (2.37%) Gradle
13 35 (2.18%) JIRA
14 24 (1.50%) Travis CI
15 23 (1.44%) SoapUI
16 22 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
17 19 (1.19%) JUnit
17 19 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
18 18 (1.12%) CircleCI
19 17 (1.06%) GoCD
General
1 254 (15.86%) Finance
2 101 (6.30%) Marketing
3 96 (5.99%) Retail
4 67 (4.18%) Banking
5 61 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.81%) Electronics
7 44 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.37%) Games
9 28 (1.75%) Law
10 25 (1.56%) Front Office
11 21 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.00%) Advertising
14 14 (0.87%) Publishing
15 8 (0.50%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.25%) Legal
17 3 (0.19%) Military
17 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.12%) Automotive
18 2 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 631 (39.39%) Developer
2 334 (20.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 209 (13.05%) Software Engineer
4 136 (8.49%) Senior Developer
5 121 (7.55%) Architect
6 112 (6.99%) Java Developer
7 103 (6.43%) Software Developer
8 92 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 90 (5.62%) Python Developer
10 77 (4.81%) Senior DevOps
11 76 (4.74%) Blockchain Developer
12 74 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
13 69 (4.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 63 (3.93%) AWS DevOps
15 61 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
16 59 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
17 51 (3.18%) Data Engineer
18 49 (3.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 48 (3.00%) AWS Developer
20 46 (2.87%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (22.53%) Node.js
2 241 (15.04%) React
3 222 (13.86%) Web Services
4 201 (12.55%) AngularJS
5 181 (11.30%) HTML
6 152 (9.49%) Kafka
7 145 (9.05%) RESTful
8 130 (8.11%) Spring
9 122 (7.62%) CSS
10 105 (6.55%) REST
11 96 (5.99%) .NET
12 90 (5.62%) Spring Boot
13 87 (5.43%) HTML5
14 79 (4.93%) Smart Contracts
15 67 (4.18%) J2EE
16 63 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
17 58 (3.62%) Elastic Stack
18 51 (3.18%) Flask
19 48 (3.00%) TensorFlow
20 44 (2.75%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 192 (11.99%) Computer Science
2 142 (8.86%) Fintech
3 92 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
4 70 (4.37%) User Experience
5 69 (4.31%) Cloud Native
6 62 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
7 61 (3.81%) Bitcoin
8 60 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (3.68%) Public Cloud
9 59 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (2.81%) Mobile App
11 43 (2.68%) Algorithms
12 41 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 38 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
14 35 (2.18%) Blog
15 31 (1.94%) Data Structures
16 29 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
17 28 (1.75%) Hedge funds
18 25 (1.56%) Litecoin
19 23 (1.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 559 (34.89%) Linux
2 110 (6.87%) Windows
3 94 (5.87%) Unix
4 33 (2.06%) Android
5 31 (1.94%) Ubuntu
6 25 (1.56%) CentOS
6 25 (1.56%) Debian
7 18 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 18 (1.12%) VMS
8 16 (1.00%) CoreOS
9 13 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.56%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.062%) Fedora
14 1 (0.062%) VyOS
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (38.39%) DevOps
3 451 (28.15%) Software Engineering
4 394 (24.59%) Microservices
5 360 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
6 315 (19.66%) Open Source
7 273 (17.04%) TDD
8 232 (14.48%) Configuration Management
9 227 (14.17%) Test Automation
10 163 (10.17%) Scrum
11 149 (9.30%) Machine Learning
12 123 (7.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 116 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
14 106 (6.62%) High Availability
15 102 (6.37%) BDD
16 101 (6.30%) Analytics
17 99 (6.18%) Mathematics
18 96 (5.99%) Mentoring
19 95 (5.93%) E-Commerce
20 89 (5.56%) Cryptocurrency
Programming Languages
1 1,109 (69.23%) Python
2 921 (57.49%) Java
3 520 (32.46%) Ruby
4 463 (28.90%) JavaScript
5 297 (18.54%) C++
6 267 (16.67%) Scala
7 220 (13.73%) PHP
8 218 (13.61%) C#
9 215 (13.42%) Bash Shell
10 214 (13.36%) SQL
11 135 (8.43%) C
12 95 (5.93%) Solidity
13 80 (4.99%) Perl
14 70 (4.37%) PowerShell
15 68 (4.24%) Shell Script
16 64 (4.00%) Elixir
17 55 (3.43%) Haskell
18 47 (2.93%) Java 8
19 44 (2.75%) TypeScript
20 42 (2.62%) Rust
Qualifications
1 208 (12.98%) Degree
2 96 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (4.93%) Master's Degree
4 26 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.44%) PhD
6 20 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.87%) RHCSA
9 13 (0.81%) CISSP
9 13 (0.81%) RHCE
10 11 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.69%) SANS
11 10 (0.62%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.56%) CEH
12 9 (0.56%) CISA
12 9 (0.56%) CISM
12 9 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
12 9 (0.56%) CSSLP
12 9 (0.56%) GIAC
12 9 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (8.80%) GCP
2 90 (5.62%) QA
3 15 (0.94%) GDPR
4 6 (0.37%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) SEPA
8 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 792 (49.44%) Docker
2 47 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (2.93%) vSphere
3 34 (2.12%) Apache Flume
4 20 (1.25%) HDFS
5 18 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.12%) VirtualBox
6 12 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.44%) KVM
7 7 (0.44%) LXC
7 7 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.25%) etcd
9 4 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.19%) Xen
11 2 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.12%) NFS
11 2 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 600 (37.45%) Kubernetes
2 393 (24.53%) Ansible
3 336 (20.97%) Terraform
4 300 (18.73%) Puppet
5 248 (15.48%) Opscode Chef
6 109 (6.80%) Nagios
7 107 (6.68%) Salt
8 93 (5.81%) Packer
9 90 (5.62%) Docker Swarm
9 90 (5.62%) Prometheus
10 85 (5.31%) ZABBIX
11 83 (5.18%) Consul
12 76 (4.74%) Grafana
13 52 (3.25%) Rancher
14 50 (3.12%) Graphite
15 40 (2.50%) Opsview
16 38 (2.37%) logstash
16 38 (2.37%) Mesos
17 34 (2.12%) Hadoop YARN
17 34 (2.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 277 (17.29%) Google
2 96 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 90 (5.62%) VMware
4 59 (3.68%) Oracle
5 55 (3.43%) Red Hat
6 54 (3.37%) SAP
6 54 (3.37%) Splunk
7 51 (3.18%) SaltStack
8 45 (2.81%) Cloudera
9 42 (2.62%) New Relic
10 38 (2.37%) Hortonworks
11 35 (2.18%) Rackspace
12 26 (1.62%) IBM
13 14 (0.87%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.62%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.56%) Intapp
15 9 (0.56%) Netsparker
15 9 (0.56%) Perforce
15 9 (0.56%) Qualys
16 8 (0.50%) Xamarin