Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 292 423
Rank change year-on-year +35 +131 +68
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,573 1,761 1,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.16% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.32% 2.12% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,227 1,432 1,136
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £38,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -12.50%

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 67,897 83,173 96,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.15% 54.92% 55.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,043 68,865 80,349
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 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 +39 1,506 £65,000 -3.70% 382
London +4 1,023 £75,000 +3.45% 236
UK excluding London +79 522 £50,000 -9.09% 156
South East +33 175 £57,500 -4.17% 43
North of England +73 135 £50,000 -4.76% 49
North West +44 93 £50,000 -9.09% 27
South West +27 90 £47,500 -13.64% 14
Yorkshire +55 42 £47,500 +35.71% 14
Midlands +23 42 £51,250 -4.65% 17
Scotland +59 33 £53,750 -6.52% 2
East of England +58 32 £60,000 +11.63% 23
West Midlands +21 31 £47,500 -7.32% 12
Wales -17 13 £35,500 -33.33% 8
East Midlands +14 11 £57,500 -11.54% 5
Northern Ireland +5 2 £40,000 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,039 (66.05%) Python
2 777 (49.40%) Java
3 776 (49.33%) Docker
4 768 (48.82%) AWS
5 754 (47.93%) Kubernetes
6 633 (40.24%) DevOps
7 514 (32.68%) Linux
8 476 (30.26%) Software Engineering
9 461 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
10 452 (28.73%) JavaScript
11 418 (26.57%) Terraform
12 391 (24.86%) Ansible
13 385 (24.48%) GCP
14 363 (23.08%) Node.js
15 356 (22.63%) Azure
16 334 (21.23%) Bash Shell
17 329 (20.92%) Puppet
18 328 (20.85%) Ruby
19 310 (19.71%) C++
20 303 (19.26%) Jenkins
21 299 (19.01%) Microservices
22 285 (18.12%) Finance
23 259 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
24 222 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
25 218 (13.86%) Google
26 209 (13.29%) C#
27 206 (13.10%) Kafka
28 188 (11.95%) Git (software)
29 187 (11.89%) Configuration Management
30 181 (11.51%) Open Source

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
1 119 (7.57%) Elasticsearch
2 88 (5.59%) Apache Spark
3 56 (3.56%) nginx
4 39 (2.48%) Apache
5 37 (2.35%) Confluence
6 24 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 23 (1.46%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.89%) Ethereum
9 13 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
9 13 (0.83%) Hyperledger
10 11 (0.70%) Luigi
11 10 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.25%) CMS
12 4 (0.25%) IIS
12 4 (0.25%) JBoss
12 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.13%) Zope
14 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.064%) Camunda
14 1 (0.064%) Jupyter
Applications
1 22 (1.40%) MS Visio
1 22 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.064%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.064%) InDesign
2 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.064%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.45%) Quorum
3 6 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.38%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.064%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 768 (48.82%) AWS
2 385 (24.48%) GCP
3 356 (22.63%) Azure
4 124 (7.88%) Serverless
5 115 (7.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 68 (4.32%) SaaS
7 67 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
8 66 (4.20%) GitHub
9 65 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (3.81%) PaaS
11 51 (3.24%) OpenShift
12 43 (2.73%) Amazon S3
13 41 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
14 38 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
15 33 (2.10%) Amazon EKS
16 32 (2.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 28 (1.78%) IaaS
17 28 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (1.65%) Amazon Kinesis
19 23 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.69%) HTTP
1 58 (3.69%) Internet
2 45 (2.86%) Firewall
3 41 (2.61%) DNS
4 27 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.34%) Network Security
6 19 (1.21%) VPN
7 17 (1.08%) SSL
8 11 (0.70%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.45%) DHCP
9 7 (0.45%) VoIP
10 5 (0.32%) IPFS
10 5 (0.32%) Wireless
11 4 (0.25%) Broadband
11 4 (0.25%) NFC
11 4 (0.25%) OpenFlow
11 4 (0.25%) SMTP
11 4 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.19%) LAN
12 3 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (11.13%) PostgreSQL
2 152 (9.66%) MongoDB
3 146 (9.28%) Redis
4 138 (8.77%) MySQL
5 116 (7.37%) NoSQL
6 83 (5.28%) Big Data
7 47 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 45 (2.86%) Blockchain
9 44 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 41 (2.61%) Amazon Redshift
11 35 (2.23%) Hadoop
12 34 (2.16%) BigQuery
13 32 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.84%) Neo4j
15 25 (1.59%) SQL Server
16 15 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.89%) RDBMS
18 11 (0.70%) ClickHouse
18 11 (0.70%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 303 (19.26%) Jenkins
2 188 (11.95%) Git (software)
3 94 (5.98%) JIRA
4 65 (4.13%) TeamCity
5 59 (3.75%) CircleCI
5 59 (3.75%) GitLab
6 48 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 46 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 45 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (2.67%) Selenium
10 41 (2.61%) Bitbucket
11 39 (2.48%) Vagrant
12 32 (2.03%) Maven
13 30 (1.91%) git-flow
14 28 (1.78%) Hudson
14 28 (1.78%) PhantomJS
15 27 (1.72%) Travis CI
16 25 (1.59%) IBM UrbanCode
16 25 (1.59%) Subversion
16 25 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 285 (18.12%) Finance
2 87 (5.53%) Banking
3 75 (4.77%) Marketing
4 72 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 55 (3.50%) Games
6 48 (3.05%) Public Sector
7 43 (2.73%) Retail
8 42 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 40 (2.54%) Law
10 37 (2.35%) Electronics
11 16 (1.02%) Billing
12 13 (0.83%) Brand Awareness
13 10 (0.64%) Advertising
13 10 (0.64%) Automotive
14 6 (0.38%) Local Government
14 6 (0.38%) Publishing
15 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Legal
17 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.13%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 467 (29.69%) Developer
2 365 (23.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 206 (13.10%) Software Engineer
4 113 (7.18%) Cloud Engineer
5 84 (5.34%) AWS Engineer
5 84 (5.34%) Senior Developer
6 82 (5.21%) Python Developer
7 81 (5.15%) Backend Developer
8 74 (4.70%) Python Engineer
9 73 (4.64%) Software Developer
10 72 (4.58%) Senior DevOps
11 61 (3.88%) Senior Software Engineer
12 59 (3.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 59 (3.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 58 (3.69%) Platform Engineer
14 57 (3.62%) Security Engineer
15 50 (3.18%) Java Developer
16 49 (3.12%) Java Engineer
17 48 (3.05%) Site Engineer
18 47 (2.99%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (23.08%) Node.js
2 206 (13.10%) Kafka
3 155 (9.85%) REST
4 150 (9.54%) AngularJS
5 141 (8.96%) React
6 105 (6.68%) HTML
7 98 (6.23%) CSS
8 95 (6.04%) Web Services
9 82 (5.21%) gRPC
10 81 (5.15%) .NET
11 78 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
12 70 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
13 64 (4.07%) RESTful
14 55 (3.50%) Django
15 49 (3.12%) JSON
16 45 (2.86%) Spring
17 44 (2.80%) Vue.js
18 39 (2.48%) HTML5
19 34 (2.16%) jQuery
20 33 (2.10%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.87%) Public Cloud
2 82 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.43%) Algorithms
5 52 (3.31%) Cloud Native
6 51 (3.24%) User Experience
7 40 (2.54%) Data Centre
8 29 (1.84%) Data Structures
9 25 (1.59%) PlayStation
10 22 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (1.27%) Social Network
12 19 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.21%) Replication
13 17 (1.08%) PKI
14 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.83%) Renewable Energy
16 11 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 514 (32.68%) Linux
2 142 (9.03%) Windows
3 88 (5.59%) Unix
4 45 (2.86%) CentOS
5 28 (1.78%) Ubuntu
6 26 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
7 25 (1.59%) Mesosphere
8 22 (1.40%) Android
9 20 (1.27%) Kali Linux
10 18 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.83%) Debian
12 8 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.51%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.25%) Fedora
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.064%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.064%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (40.24%) DevOps
2 476 (30.26%) Software Engineering
3 461 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (19.01%) Microservices
5 222 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
6 187 (11.89%) Configuration Management
7 181 (11.51%) Open Source
8 178 (11.32%) Computer Science
9 171 (10.87%) TDD
10 165 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
11 158 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
12 146 (9.28%) Test Automation
13 127 (8.07%) Data Science
14 123 (7.82%) Fintech
15 121 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 116 (7.37%) Artificial Intelligence
17 115 (7.31%) Machine Learning
18 113 (7.18%) Mentoring
19 110 (6.99%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 100 (6.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,039 (66.05%) Python
2 777 (49.40%) Java
3 452 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 334 (21.23%) Bash Shell
5 328 (20.85%) Ruby
6 310 (19.71%) C++
7 209 (13.29%) C#
8 180 (11.44%) SQL
9 164 (10.43%) PHP
10 157 (9.98%) C
11 149 (9.47%) PowerShell
12 134 (8.52%) Scala
13 69 (4.39%) Perl
14 67 (4.26%) TypeScript
15 43 (2.73%) Kotlin
16 34 (2.16%) Groovy
17 28 (1.78%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.46%) Rust
19 20 (1.27%) Clojure
20 19 (1.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 176 (11.19%) Degree
2 72 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 30 (1.91%) PhD
5 25 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.02%) AWS Certification
6 16 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.70%) RHCE
8 10 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.51%) OSCP
10 7 (0.45%) CEH
10 7 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (0.45%) CISSP
11 4 (0.25%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.19%) MCSA
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.19%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.13%) CSSLP
13 2 (0.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.69%) QA
2 8 (0.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.13%) GDPR
3 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 776 (49.33%) Docker
2 33 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 15 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.57%) etcd
6 9 (0.57%) iptables
7 8 (0.51%) vSphere
8 7 (0.45%) LXC
8 7 (0.45%) OpenSSH
9 6 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.25%) NFS
10 4 (0.25%) zsh
11 3 (0.19%) Snort
12 2 (0.13%) Varnish
12 2 (0.13%) vCloud
12 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
13 1 (0.064%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 754 (47.93%) Kubernetes
2 418 (26.57%) Terraform
3 391 (24.86%) Ansible
4 329 (20.92%) Puppet
5 259 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (4.32%) Consul
7 64 (4.07%) Nagios
8 63 (4.01%) Prometheus
9 56 (3.56%) Grafana
10 51 (3.24%) Packer
11 45 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
12 41 (2.61%) Istio
13 40 (2.54%) Salt
14 38 (2.42%) Mesos
15 34 (2.16%) Rancher
16 31 (1.97%) ZABBIX
17 27 (1.72%) Graphite
18 25 (1.59%) Automic
19 24 (1.53%) Opsview
20 23 (1.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 218 (13.86%) Google
2 86 (5.47%) Splunk
3 71 (4.51%) Microsoft
4 35 (2.23%) SAP
5 32 (2.03%) VMware
6 31 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 29 (1.84%) CyberArk
8 28 (1.78%) ServiceNow
8 28 (1.78%) Symantec
9 27 (1.72%) Oracle
10 23 (1.46%) New Relic
11 22 (1.40%) WorldPay
12 21 (1.34%) Spotify
13 20 (1.27%) Qualys
14 19 (1.21%) SaltStack
15 9 (0.57%) Facebook
15 9 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.51%) Cisco
16 8 (0.51%) Tableau
17 7 (0.45%) AppDynamics