Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 126 182 265
Rank change year-on-year +56 +83 +62
Permanent jobs citing Go 3,487 923 1,723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 1.93% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.19% 3.25% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,128 763 1,356
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £36,375
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +15.00% -9.09%

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 67,133 28,374 73,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.90% 59.24% 53.45%
Number of salaries quoted 44,690 24,230 60,636
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +61 3,164 £75,000 +7.14% 438
London +38 1,935 £82,500 +3.13% 258
UK excluding London +46 1,256 £65,000 +13.04% 203
Work from Home +21 1,060 £80,000 +28.00% 101
North of England +36 513 £60,000 +4.35% 78
South East +27 303 £77,500 +29.17% 29
North West +23 263 £60,000 +4.35% 47
Yorkshire +21 236 £60,000 - 26
Midlands -9 166 £70,000 +36.59% 33
West Midlands -15 149 £75,000 +46.34% 26
South West +13 144 £52,500 +10.53% 26
Scotland -25 92 £72,500 -9.38% 19
East of England -107 19 £77,500 +5.08% 12
Northern Ireland -41 17 £40,000 -33.33% 2
East Midlands -65 17 £61,250 +36.11% 7
North East -18 14 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Wales -52 6 £62,500 +108.33% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,212 (63.44%) Python
2 1,756 (50.36%) Kubernetes
3 1,751 (50.22%) AWS
4 1,727 (49.53%) Docker
5 1,409 (40.41%) Java
6 1,394 (39.98%) DevOps
7 1,381 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
8 1,322 (37.91%) Software Engineering
9 1,183 (33.93%) Terraform
10 1,085 (31.12%) JavaScript
11 880 (25.24%) React
12 872 (25.01%) GCP
13 809 (23.20%) Azure
14 800 (22.94%) Microservices
15 765 (21.94%) Node.js
16 702 (20.13%) Ruby
17 642 (18.41%) Linux
18 621 (17.81%) PHP
19 607 (17.41%) PostgreSQL
20 595 (17.06%) Finance
21 566 (16.23%) Infrastructure as Code
22 560 (16.06%) C#
23 532 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
24 497 (14.25%) Social Skills
25 489 (14.02%) TypeScript
26 475 (13.62%) Serverless
27 474 (13.59%) SQL
28 464 (13.31%) Git (software)
29 443 (12.70%) MySQL
30 441 (12.65%) Jenkins

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
1 287 (8.23%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (2.38%) Apache
3 71 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 32 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 31 (0.89%) Confluence
6 25 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
7 19 (0.54%) GemFire
8 18 (0.52%) nginx
9 16 (0.46%) Apache Pulsar
10 14 (0.40%) Apache Solr
10 14 (0.40%) CMS
11 13 (0.37%) Kentico
12 8 (0.23%) IIS
12 8 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.17%) Ethereum
14 5 (0.14%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.057%) Hyperledger
16 1 (0.029%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.029%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 10 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.11%) Sketch
3 3 (0.086%) Figma
Business Applications
1 10 (0.29%) Primavera
2 7 (0.20%) Summit
3 5 (0.14%) Magento
3 5 (0.14%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,751 (50.22%) AWS
2 872 (25.01%) GCP
3 809 (23.20%) Azure
4 475 (13.62%) Serverless
5 322 (9.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 283 (8.12%) AWS Lambda
7 275 (7.89%) SaaS
8 189 (5.42%) GitHub
9 165 (4.73%) Amazon EKS
10 160 (4.59%) Amazon ECS
11 149 (4.27%) Pulumi
12 134 (3.84%) Amazon S3
13 125 (3.58%) PaaS
14 92 (2.64%) Amazon Kinesis
14 92 (2.64%) Amazon SQS
15 81 (2.32%) Slack
16 79 (2.27%) Datadog
17 73 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 71 (2.04%) OpenShift
19 69 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.04%) HTTP
2 72 (2.06%) Internet
3 59 (1.69%) Broadband
4 45 (1.29%) Firewall
5 37 (1.06%) Skype
6 30 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.54%) Calico
8 16 (0.46%) WebEx
9 15 (0.43%) DNS
10 14 (0.40%) Network Security
11 12 (0.34%) VoIP
12 11 (0.32%) SSH
13 10 (0.29%) VPN
14 9 (0.26%) Asterisk PBX
15 8 (0.23%) LAN
15 8 (0.23%) MQTT
15 8 (0.23%) Multicast
15 8 (0.23%) WAN
16 7 (0.20%) IPv6
16 7 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (17.41%) PostgreSQL
2 443 (12.70%) MySQL
3 362 (10.38%) NoSQL
4 285 (8.17%) MongoDB
5 276 (7.92%) Redis
6 216 (6.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 160 (4.59%) Big Data
8 99 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 86 (2.47%) SQL Server
10 83 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
11 78 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
12 73 (2.09%) Blockchain
13 69 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
13 69 (1.98%) MariaDB
14 68 (1.95%) Hadoop
15 60 (1.72%) BigQuery
16 56 (1.61%) Data Lake
17 54 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
18 46 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
19 39 (1.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 464 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 441 (12.65%) Jenkins
3 250 (7.17%) GitLab
4 108 (3.10%) CircleCI
5 107 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 97 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 85 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 80 (2.29%) JIRA
9 79 (2.27%) Selenium
10 73 (2.09%) webpack
11 61 (1.75%) Cucumber
11 61 (1.75%) Travis CI
12 57 (1.63%) Cypress.io
13 54 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 48 (1.38%) Gradle
15 44 (1.26%) Maven
16 43 (1.23%) IBM UrbanCode
17 41 (1.18%) Artifactory
18 38 (1.09%) gulp
18 38 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 595 (17.06%) Finance
2 497 (14.25%) Social Skills
3 206 (5.91%) Games
4 178 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
5 153 (4.39%) Marketing
6 144 (4.13%) Banking
7 128 (3.67%) Retail
8 75 (2.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 70 (2.01%) Public Sector
10 67 (1.92%) Manufacturing
11 64 (1.84%) Telecoms
12 61 (1.75%) Law
13 47 (1.35%) Electronics
14 38 (1.09%) Retail Finance
15 37 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
16 36 (1.03%) Advertising
16 36 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
17 35 (1.00%) Publishing
18 29 (0.83%) Music Industry
19 25 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,095 (31.40%) Developer
2 602 (17.26%) Software Engineer
3 559 (16.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 239 (6.85%) Senior Software Engineer
5 226 (6.48%) PHP Developer
6 220 (6.31%) AWS Engineer
7 189 (5.42%) Senior Developer
8 150 (4.30%) AWS DevOps
9 146 (4.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 143 (4.10%) Software Developer
11 137 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
11 137 (3.93%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 133 (3.81%) Backend Developer
13 124 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
14 123 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
15 120 (3.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 120 (3.44%) Site Engineer
16 117 (3.36%) Python Engineer
17 111 (3.18%) Azure Engineer
17 111 (3.18%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 880 (25.24%) React
2 765 (21.94%) Node.js
3 398 (11.41%) AngularJS
4 396 (11.36%) REST
5 327 (9.38%) Kafka
6 323 (9.26%) GraphQL
7 319 (9.15%) Vue.js
8 207 (5.94%) CSS
9 205 (5.88%) HTML
10 197 (5.65%) Web Services
11 173 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
12 172 (4.93%) Redux
13 160 (4.59%) RESTful
14 157 (4.50%) .NET
15 136 (3.90%) React Native
16 133 (3.81%) gRPC
17 117 (3.36%) Spring
18 103 (2.95%) Django
18 103 (2.95%) Spring Boot
19 101 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 394 (11.30%) Greenfield Project
2 208 (5.97%) User Experience
3 203 (5.82%) Virtual Team
4 196 (5.62%) Algorithms
5 186 (5.33%) Cloud Native
6 147 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
7 120 (3.44%) Data Structures
8 101 (2.90%) Public Cloud
9 98 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
10 76 (2.18%) Mobile App
11 69 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
12 62 (1.78%) Data Centre
13 58 (1.66%) Blog
14 55 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
15 51 (1.46%) Cyberattack
16 41 (1.18%) Management Information System
17 38 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
18 35 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
19 32 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
20 20 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 642 (18.41%) Linux
2 121 (3.47%) Windows
3 85 (2.44%) Unix
4 58 (1.66%) Android
5 46 (1.32%) CentOS
6 45 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (1.26%) Mesosphere
8 37 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.43%) Debian
10 12 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.20%) VMS
13 5 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.11%) SUSE
15 3 (0.086%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.086%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.086%) Windows Server
15 3 (0.086%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,394 (39.98%) DevOps
2 1,381 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
3 1,322 (37.91%) Software Engineering
4 800 (22.94%) Microservices
5 566 (16.23%) Infrastructure as Code
6 532 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
7 432 (12.39%) TDD
8 420 (12.04%) Fintech
9 416 (11.93%) Computer Science
10 411 (11.79%) Full Stack Development
11 355 (10.18%) OOP
12 349 (10.01%) Open Source
13 337 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
14 330 (9.46%) Mentoring
15 327 (9.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 325 (9.32%) Configuration Management
17 321 (9.21%) Analytics
18 306 (8.78%) Test Automation
19 275 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
20 229 (6.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,212 (63.44%) Python
2 1,409 (40.41%) Java
3 1,085 (31.12%) JavaScript
4 702 (20.13%) Ruby
5 621 (17.81%) PHP
6 560 (16.06%) C#
7 489 (14.02%) TypeScript
8 474 (13.59%) SQL
9 391 (11.21%) C++
10 324 (9.29%) Scala
11 313 (8.98%) Bash Shell
12 226 (6.48%) Rust
13 200 (5.74%) Kotlin
14 190 (5.45%) C
15 175 (5.02%) PowerShell
16 107 (3.07%) Groovy
17 64 (1.84%) ES6
18 62 (1.78%) Clojure
19 61 (1.75%) Shell Script
20 60 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 373 (10.70%) Degree
2 182 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 117 (3.36%) AWS Certification
4 95 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 85 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 43 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 41 (1.18%) HND
8 24 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.54%) CISSP
9 19 (0.54%) OCP
9 19 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 14 (0.40%) SANS
11 13 (0.37%) CISM
11 13 (0.37%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (0.37%) PhD
12 10 (0.29%) CISA
12 10 (0.29%) OSCP
13 6 (0.17%) GIAC
13 6 (0.17%) GSEC
14 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.98%) QA
2 60 (1.72%) Accessibility
3 35 (1.00%) SLA
4 17 (0.49%) WCAG
5 12 (0.34%) WAI
6 11 (0.32%) NIST
7 7 (0.20%) GDPR
8 4 (0.11%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.11%) PSD2
9 3 (0.086%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.057%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.029%) COBIT
11 1 (0.029%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.029%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.029%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,727 (49.53%) Docker
2 25 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.26%) Ceph
6 8 (0.23%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.23%) KVM
7 6 (0.17%) Firmware
7 6 (0.17%) vSphere
8 5 (0.14%) LXC
9 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.086%) Gluster
10 3 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.086%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.057%) NFS
12 1 (0.029%) Snort
12 1 (0.029%) Squid
12 1 (0.029%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,756 (50.36%) Kubernetes
2 1,183 (33.93%) Terraform
3 383 (10.98%) Ansible
4 363 (10.41%) Prometheus
5 349 (10.01%) Opscode Chef
6 334 (9.58%) Puppet
7 277 (7.94%) Grafana
8 101 (2.90%) Kibana
9 67 (1.92%) Packer
10 65 (1.86%) Istio
11 58 (1.66%) Consul
12 46 (1.32%) Salt
13 43 (1.23%) Automic
14 35 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
15 30 (0.86%) logstash
16 25 (0.72%) Nagios
17 24 (0.69%) Rancher
18 15 (0.43%) QRadar
19 12 (0.34%) Kustomize
19 12 (0.34%) linkerd
Vendors
1 374 (10.73%) Google
2 131 (3.76%) SaltStack
3 127 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 86 (2.47%) Oracle
5 82 (2.35%) Splunk
6 70 (2.01%) New Relic
7 61 (1.75%) SAP
8 57 (1.63%) IBM
8 57 (1.63%) Zend
9 47 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 37 (1.06%) Databricks
10 37 (1.06%) WorldPay
11 32 (0.92%) Apple
11 32 (0.92%) Sony
12 30 (0.86%) Samsung
13 28 (0.80%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.80%) VMware
14 22 (0.63%) Instagram
15 21 (0.60%) YouTube
16 20 (0.57%) BT