Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 217 295
Rank change year-on-year +81 +78 +80
Permanent jobs citing Go 2,932 1,129 1,622
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 1.60% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.73% 2.85% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,847 943 1,253
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +6.06%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%

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 62,024 39,673 77,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.16% 56.07% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 42,794 32,954 64,148
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 18 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 25 July 2021. 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 +91 2,732 £70,000 +3.70% 482
London +67 1,724 £80,000 - 281
UK excluding London +65 1,033 £60,000 +9.09% 210
Work from Home +2 764 £72,500 +3.57% 114
North of England +50 435 £60,000 +9.09% 77
North West +41 237 £60,000 +16.50% 48
South East +48 222 £70,000 +20.17% 37
Yorkshire +23 183 £60,000 +4.35% 29
South West -4 151 £47,500 -5.00% 36
Midlands +17 125 £65,000 +26.83% 24
West Midlands +10 105 £65,000 +30.00% 22
Scotland -31 62 £72,500 +9.43% 6
Northern Ireland -21 22 £40,000 -33.33% 5
East Midlands -26 20 £58,750 +2.17% 2
East of England -48 16 £87,500 +40.00% 20
North East -5 15 £35,000 -46.15%
Wales -31 4 £50,248 +67.49% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 1,928 (65.76%) Python
2 1,574 (53.68%) Docker
3 1,568 (53.48%) Kubernetes
4 1,392 (47.48%) AWS
5 1,179 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
6 1,161 (39.60%) Java
7 1,103 (37.62%) DevOps
8 1,040 (35.47%) Terraform
9 1,023 (34.89%) Software Engineering
10 996 (33.97%) JavaScript
11 779 (26.57%) Microservices
12 777 (26.50%) React
13 743 (25.34%) GCP
14 673 (22.95%) Node.js
15 665 (22.68%) Azure
16 616 (21.01%) Linux
17 608 (20.74%) Ruby
18 534 (18.21%) Finance
19 531 (18.11%) PostgreSQL
20 486 (16.58%) C#
21 462 (15.76%) Infrastructure as Code
22 458 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
23 457 (15.59%) PHP
24 456 (15.55%) TypeScript
25 442 (15.08%) SQL
26 420 (14.32%) Git (software)
27 415 (14.15%) TDD
28 405 (13.81%) MySQL
29 399 (13.61%) Jenkins
30 394 (13.44%) Ansible

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
1 277 (9.45%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (2.35%) Apache
3 51 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 27 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
6 19 (0.65%) nginx
7 18 (0.61%) GemFire
8 17 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.55%) Confluence
10 13 (0.44%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.41%) Apache Pulsar
11 12 (0.41%) CMS
11 12 (0.41%) Kentico
12 7 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.14%) Ethereum
15 3 (0.10%) IIS
16 2 (0.068%) Hyperledger
16 2 (0.068%) Tornado
16 2 (0.068%) Traefik
Applications
1 12 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.34%) Primavera
2 4 (0.14%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.10%) Magento
3 3 (0.10%) osCommerce
3 3 (0.10%) Shopify
4 2 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,392 (47.48%) AWS
2 743 (25.34%) GCP
3 665 (22.68%) Azure
4 334 (11.39%) Serverless
5 279 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 209 (7.13%) SaaS
7 191 (6.51%) AWS Lambda
8 165 (5.63%) Amazon EKS
9 152 (5.18%) GitHub
10 148 (5.05%) Pulumi
11 112 (3.82%) PaaS
12 108 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
13 96 (3.27%) Datadog
14 85 (2.90%) Amazon S3
15 84 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
16 82 (2.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 76 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
18 66 (2.25%) Amazon Kinesis
18 66 (2.25%) IaaS
19 62 (2.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 89 (3.04%) HTTP
2 77 (2.63%) Internet
3 40 (1.36%) Firewall
4 35 (1.19%) Broadband
5 30 (1.02%) Skype
6 20 (0.68%) Calico
7 15 (0.51%) VoIP
8 13 (0.44%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.38%) Network Security
10 10 (0.34%) Asterisk PBX
11 9 (0.31%) WebEx
12 8 (0.27%) DNS
12 8 (0.27%) SMS
12 8 (0.27%) SNMP
13 7 (0.24%) SD-WAN
13 7 (0.24%) WAN
14 6 (0.20%) MQTT
15 5 (0.17%) 4G
15 5 (0.17%) 5G
15 5 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (18.11%) PostgreSQL
2 405 (13.81%) MySQL
3 310 (10.57%) NoSQL
4 298 (10.16%) MongoDB
5 280 (9.55%) Redis
6 195 (6.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 149 (5.08%) Big Data
8 81 (2.76%) MariaDB
9 80 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 77 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
11 76 (2.59%) SQL Server
12 70 (2.39%) BigQuery
13 66 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
14 61 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
15 52 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
16 43 (1.47%) Hadoop
17 42 (1.43%) Blockchain
18 36 (1.23%) Neo4j
19 33 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
20 30 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 420 (14.32%) Git (software)
2 399 (13.61%) Jenkins
3 252 (8.59%) GitLab
4 121 (4.13%) CircleCI
5 86 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 69 (2.35%) Selenium
8 68 (2.32%) JIRA
9 64 (2.18%) Cucumber
10 52 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 51 (1.74%) webpack
12 48 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 40 (1.36%) Cypress.io
14 39 (1.33%) Travis CI
15 31 (1.06%) gulp
16 29 (0.99%) Gradle
16 29 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
17 28 (0.95%) JMeter
18 25 (0.85%) PyCharm
19 24 (0.82%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 534 (18.21%) Finance
2 385 (13.13%) Social Skills
3 208 (7.09%) Marketing
4 165 (5.63%) Games
5 138 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
6 136 (4.64%) Banking
7 120 (4.09%) Public Sector
8 106 (3.62%) Telecoms
9 102 (3.48%) Manufacturing
10 95 (3.24%) Retail
11 85 (2.90%) Electronics
12 60 (2.05%) Law
13 55 (1.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 38 (1.30%) Advertising
15 34 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
16 31 (1.06%) Public Speaking
17 30 (1.02%) Retail Finance
18 26 (0.89%) Music Industry
19 17 (0.58%) Aerospace
20 15 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 846 (28.85%) Developer
2 535 (18.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 491 (16.75%) Software Engineer
4 237 (8.08%) AWS Engineer
5 193 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 168 (5.73%) Senior Software Engineer
7 149 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
7 149 (5.08%) Software Developer
8 148 (5.05%) Senior DevOps
9 143 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
10 141 (4.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 136 (4.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 133 (4.54%) Azure Engineer
13 120 (4.09%) Backend Developer
14 112 (3.82%) Python Engineer
15 111 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
16 107 (3.65%) PHP Developer
17 102 (3.48%) Platform Engineer
18 98 (3.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 93 (3.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 777 (26.50%) React
2 673 (22.95%) Node.js
3 339 (11.56%) AngularJS
4 331 (11.29%) REST
5 325 (11.08%) Kafka
6 266 (9.07%) GraphQL
7 236 (8.05%) Vue.js
8 171 (5.83%) RESTful
9 156 (5.32%) Redux
10 155 (5.29%) Elastic Stack
11 151 (5.15%) .NET
11 151 (5.15%) CSS
12 148 (5.05%) Web Services
13 146 (4.98%) HTML
14 137 (4.67%) gRPC
15 110 (3.75%) Symfony
16 95 (3.24%) React Native
17 82 (2.80%) Jest
18 80 (2.73%) Spring
19 72 (2.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
2 185 (6.31%) Cloud Native
3 161 (5.49%) Algorithms
4 150 (5.12%) User Experience
5 122 (4.16%) Virtual Team
6 99 (3.38%) Public Cloud
7 95 (3.24%) Data Structures
8 94 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
9 85 (2.90%) Data Centre
10 82 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
11 62 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
12 60 (2.05%) Mobile App
13 46 (1.57%) Legacy Systems
14 42 (1.43%) Blog
15 40 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (1.13%) Management Information System
17 27 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
18 26 (0.89%) Cyberattack
19 18 (0.61%) Robotics
19 18 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 616 (21.01%) Linux
2 91 (3.10%) Windows
3 72 (2.46%) Unix
4 53 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (1.64%) Android
6 43 (1.47%) CentOS
7 24 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 24 (0.82%) Mesosphere
8 13 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.34%) Debian
9 10 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.17%) SUSE
11 4 (0.14%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.068%) Alpine Linux
12 2 (0.068%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.068%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.068%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.068%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.068%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,179 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,103 (37.62%) DevOps
3 1,023 (34.89%) Software Engineering
4 779 (26.57%) Microservices
5 462 (15.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 458 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
7 415 (14.15%) TDD
8 385 (13.13%) Computer Science
9 323 (11.02%) Open Source
10 318 (10.85%) Fintech
10 318 (10.85%) Mentoring
11 302 (10.30%) Configuration Management
12 286 (9.75%) OOP
13 272 (9.28%) Artificial Intelligence
14 269 (9.17%) Analytics
15 263 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
16 252 (8.59%) Test Automation
17 216 (7.37%) SOLID
18 210 (7.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 203 (6.92%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,928 (65.76%) Python
2 1,161 (39.60%) Java
3 996 (33.97%) JavaScript
4 608 (20.74%) Ruby
5 486 (16.58%) C#
6 457 (15.59%) PHP
7 456 (15.55%) TypeScript
8 442 (15.08%) SQL
9 337 (11.49%) C++
10 284 (9.69%) Bash Shell
11 246 (8.39%) Scala
12 167 (5.70%) Rust
13 166 (5.66%) PowerShell
14 146 (4.98%) C
15 135 (4.60%) Kotlin
16 99 (3.38%) Groovy
17 80 (2.73%) Perl
18 70 (2.39%) Shell Script
19 50 (1.71%) ES6
20 44 (1.50%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 343 (11.70%) Degree
2 186 (6.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (3.68%) AWS Certification
4 106 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 99 (3.38%) Master's Degree
6 91 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 25 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.61%) OCP
8 18 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
9 17 (0.58%) RHCE
9 17 (0.58%) RHCSA
10 16 (0.55%) CISSP
10 16 (0.55%) PhD
11 13 (0.44%) OSCP
12 12 (0.41%) SANS
13 8 (0.27%) CISA
13 8 (0.27%) CISM
13 8 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.14%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.52%) QA
2 41 (1.40%) Accessibility
3 35 (1.19%) SLA
4 12 (0.41%) WCAG
5 10 (0.34%) GDPR
6 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.24%) NIST
7 5 (0.17%) WAI
8 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.14%) SOC 1
8 4 (0.14%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.068%) PSD2
10 1 (0.034%) COBIT
10 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,574 (53.68%) Docker
2 25 (0.85%) KVM
3 18 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.34%) Firmware
6 9 (0.31%) Ceph
7 8 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.24%) Active Directory
9 6 (0.20%) vSphere
10 5 (0.17%) Gluster
10 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.17%) Xen
11 4 (0.14%) LXC
12 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.068%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,568 (53.48%) Kubernetes
2 1,040 (35.47%) Terraform
3 394 (13.44%) Ansible
4 334 (11.39%) Puppet
5 332 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
6 325 (11.08%) Prometheus
7 231 (7.88%) Grafana
8 75 (2.56%) Kibana
9 72 (2.46%) Packer
10 71 (2.42%) Consul
10 71 (2.42%) Istio
11 47 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
12 36 (1.23%) Salt
13 33 (1.13%) Nagios
14 24 (0.82%) Automic
15 22 (0.75%) logstash
16 18 (0.61%) Graphite
16 18 (0.61%) linkerd
17 17 (0.58%) CFEngine
17 17 (0.58%) Demisto
Vendors
1 331 (11.29%) Google
2 140 (4.77%) Microsoft
3 131 (4.47%) SaltStack
4 115 (3.92%) Oracle
5 92 (3.14%) SAP
6 83 (2.83%) New Relic
7 66 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 64 (2.18%) Zend
9 63 (2.15%) Splunk
10 60 (2.05%) IBM
11 32 (1.09%) PagerDuty
12 30 (1.02%) WorldPay
13 29 (0.99%) Samsung
14 28 (0.95%) Atlassian
15 26 (0.89%) Sony
15 26 (0.89%) VMware
16 22 (0.75%) Apple
16 22 (0.75%) Instagram
17 21 (0.72%) Qubit
18 20 (0.68%) BT