Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 259 298
Rank change year-on-year +114 +39 +123
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,422 1,588 1,756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 1.26% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.92% 2.32% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,532 1,398 1,549
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 36,304 68,404 83,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.11% 54.12% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30,669 56,934 69,559
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 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 +114 1,325 £65,000 - 362
London +76 739 £75,000 - 224
UK excluding London +186 614 £60,000 +20.00% 159
Work from Home +51 330 £65,000 - 100
North of England +166 281 £60,000 +20.00% 67
North West +117 152 £57,500 +15.00% 41
Yorkshire +127 124 £60,000 +23.71% 18
South East +102 103 £60,000 +26.32% 32
Midlands +129 79 £52,500 - 14
South West +58 71 £60,000 +26.32% 9
West Midlands +114 62 £48,500 -7.62% 11
East of England +108 27 £75,000 +25.00% 14
Scotland +40 25 £60,000 +11.63% 13
Northern Ireland +34 19 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands +65 17 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Wales +39 9 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North East - 5 £65,000 - 8

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 1,051 (73.91%) Python
2 748 (52.60%) Docker
3 693 (48.73%) AWS
4 652 (45.85%) Java
5 648 (45.57%) Kubernetes
6 629 (44.23%) DevOps
7 576 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
8 517 (36.36%) JavaScript
9 483 (33.97%) Terraform
10 455 (32.00%) Software Engineering
11 418 (29.40%) Microservices
12 400 (28.13%) Linux
13 371 (26.09%) Azure
14 345 (24.26%) Node.js
15 333 (23.42%) GCP
16 310 (21.80%) Ruby
17 293 (20.60%) C#
18 292 (20.53%) Ansible
19 279 (19.62%) TDD
20 254 (17.86%) Kafka
21 237 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
22 235 (16.53%) Jenkins
22 235 (16.53%) Puppet
23 221 (15.54%) Configuration Management
24 216 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
25 212 (14.91%) SQL
26 211 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
27 205 (14.42%) Finance
28 194 (13.64%) Scrum
29 190 (13.36%) React

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
1 108 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (2.32%) Apache
3 24 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.05%) Confluence
5 5 (0.35%) nginx
6 4 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.28%) Tornado
7 2 (0.14%) CMS
8 1 (0.070%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.070%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.070%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.070%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.070%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.34%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.63%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 693 (48.73%) AWS
2 371 (26.09%) Azure
3 333 (23.42%) GCP
4 173 (12.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 111 (7.81%) Amazon EKS
6 91 (6.40%) SaaS
7 83 (5.84%) Pulumi
8 71 (4.99%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (4.50%) PaaS
10 62 (4.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 61 (4.29%) IaaS
12 53 (3.73%) Amazon ECS
12 53 (3.73%) Serverless
13 51 (3.59%) GitHub
14 44 (3.09%) Datadog
15 35 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
16 33 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (2.11%) Amazon S3
18 24 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
19 19 (1.34%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.04%) DNS
2 22 (1.55%) Internet
3 18 (1.27%) HTTP
4 9 (0.63%) Firewall
4 9 (0.63%) SNMP
4 9 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.56%) Network Security
6 7 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.35%) 5G
7 5 (0.35%) Parlay
8 4 (0.28%) ICMP
8 4 (0.28%) RTP
8 4 (0.28%) VoIP
9 3 (0.21%) AMQP
9 3 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.21%) DSL
9 3 (0.21%) SSH
9 3 (0.21%) SSL
9 3 (0.21%) Wireless
9 3 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (11.81%) MySQL
2 138 (9.70%) MongoDB
3 128 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
4 107 (7.52%) NoSQL
5 90 (6.33%) Redis
6 52 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 43 (3.02%) SQL Server
8 42 (2.95%) Big Data
9 40 (2.81%) Cosmos DB
10 38 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 38 (2.67%) MariaDB
11 26 (1.83%) Blockchain
12 25 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 23 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.98%) Neo4j
16 14 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 12 (0.84%) InfluxDB
18 11 (0.77%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 235 (16.53%) Jenkins
2 172 (12.10%) GitLab
3 158 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 58 (4.08%) JIRA
5 48 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 44 (3.09%) Selenium
7 39 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.60%) Cucumber
8 37 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (1.83%) CircleCI
10 22 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.05%) Vagrant
12 12 (0.84%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.84%) Hudson
12 12 (0.84%) JMeter
13 11 (0.77%) webpack
14 10 (0.70%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.70%) SonarQube
14 10 (0.70%) Travis CI
15 7 (0.49%) Jasmine
General
1 205 (14.42%) Finance
2 62 (4.36%) Banking
3 47 (3.31%) Games
4 45 (3.16%) Public Sector
5 36 (2.53%) Retail
6 31 (2.18%) Marketing
7 23 (1.62%) Law
8 14 (0.98%) Advertising
8 14 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.77%) Electronics
10 6 (0.42%) Publishing
10 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.35%) Front Office
11 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 1 (0.070%) Billing
14 1 (0.070%) Legal
14 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 371 (26.09%) Developer
2 336 (23.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 289 (20.32%) Software Engineer
4 122 (8.58%) AWS Engineer
5 99 (6.96%) AWS DevOps
6 92 (6.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 90 (6.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 82 (5.77%) Senior Developer
9 77 (5.41%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 74 (5.20%) Software Developer
11 61 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
11 61 (4.29%) Senior DevOps
11 61 (4.29%) Site Engineer
12 60 (4.22%) Azure Engineer
13 55 (3.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 49 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
15 47 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 46 (3.23%) Python Engineer
17 44 (3.09%) PHP Developer
18 43 (3.02%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (24.26%) Node.js
2 254 (17.86%) Kafka
3 190 (13.36%) React
4 149 (10.48%) AngularJS
5 141 (9.92%) .NET
6 127 (8.93%) Vue.js
7 115 (8.09%) REST
8 114 (8.02%) .NET Core
9 103 (7.24%) .NET Framework
10 81 (5.70%) HTML
11 80 (5.63%) CSS
12 65 (4.57%) Web Services
13 52 (3.66%) GraphQL
14 47 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
15 44 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
15 44 (3.09%) RESTful
16 41 (2.88%) Svelte
17 39 (2.74%) React Native
18 35 (2.46%) Apache Flex
18 35 (2.46%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (7.10%) Cloud Native
3 62 (4.36%) Algorithms
4 58 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (3.87%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.31%) Enterprise Cloud
7 43 (3.02%) Public Cloud
8 41 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
9 31 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 30 (2.11%) Social Network
10 30 (2.11%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 18 (1.27%) FMCG
13 12 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 12 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.70%) Internet of Things
15 9 (0.63%) User Experience
16 6 (0.42%) e-Learning
17 5 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 400 (28.13%) Linux
2 56 (3.94%) Unix
3 41 (2.88%) Windows
4 34 (2.39%) CentOS
5 30 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.13%) Android
6 16 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (0.42%) Mesosphere
9 4 (0.28%) AIX
9 4 (0.28%) Solaris
10 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.070%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.070%) VMS
11 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (44.23%) DevOps
2 576 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
3 455 (32.00%) Software Engineering
4 418 (29.40%) Microservices
5 279 (19.62%) TDD
6 237 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 221 (15.54%) Configuration Management
8 216 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
9 194 (13.64%) Scrum
10 156 (10.97%) Fintech
11 128 (9.00%) Test Automation
12 125 (8.79%) Mentoring
13 124 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
14 119 (8.37%) SOLID
15 114 (8.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 110 (7.74%) Machine Learning
17 109 (7.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 99 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
19 95 (6.68%) Data Science
20 82 (5.77%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,051 (73.91%) Python
2 652 (45.85%) Java
3 517 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 310 (21.80%) Ruby
5 293 (20.60%) C#
6 212 (14.91%) SQL
7 178 (12.52%) C++
8 159 (11.18%) PHP
9 156 (10.97%) Bash Shell
10 154 (10.83%) TypeScript
11 139 (9.77%) Scala
12 115 (8.09%) Kotlin
13 98 (6.89%) PowerShell
14 75 (5.27%) C
15 52 (3.66%) Groovy
16 48 (3.38%) Perl
17 36 (2.53%) Rust
18 19 (1.34%) Clojure
18 19 (1.34%) Elixir
19 17 (1.20%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (5.84%) AWS Certification
2 72 (5.06%) Degree
3 46 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 24 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.56%) PhD
7 6 (0.42%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.42%) OSCE
7 6 (0.42%) OSCP
8 4 (0.28%) CISM
8 4 (0.28%) CISSP
8 4 (0.28%) CRISC
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.070%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.070%) HND
11 1 (0.070%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.88%) QA
2 14 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.84%) NIST
4 11 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.42%) GDPR
5 6 (0.42%) SLA
6 5 (0.35%) WCAG
7 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 748 (52.60%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.070%) Gluster
4 1 (0.070%) NFS
4 1 (0.070%) pfSense
4 1 (0.070%) Varnish
4 1 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.070%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 648 (45.57%) Kubernetes
2 483 (33.97%) Terraform
3 292 (20.53%) Ansible
4 235 (16.53%) Puppet
5 211 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
6 153 (10.76%) Prometheus
7 101 (7.10%) Grafana
8 51 (3.59%) Istio
9 45 (3.16%) Graphite
10 32 (2.25%) Consul
11 27 (1.90%) Nagios
11 27 (1.90%) Packer
12 25 (1.76%) Fortio
12 25 (1.76%) Kiali
13 22 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 19 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
15 17 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
16 11 (0.77%) Mesos
17 9 (0.63%) Salt
18 8 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 102 (7.17%) Google
2 82 (5.77%) SaltStack
3 70 (4.92%) New Relic
4 45 (3.16%) Microsoft
5 32 (2.25%) IBM
6 28 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 24 (1.69%) SAP
8 22 (1.55%) Zend
9 21 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.34%) Adobe
10 19 (1.34%) hybris
11 17 (1.20%) Oracle
12 13 (0.91%) Dynatrace
13 12 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.77%) VMware
15 8 (0.56%) Splunk
15 8 (0.56%) Teradata
16 7 (0.49%) Cisco
16 7 (0.49%) Talend
16 7 (0.49%) Yahoo!