Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 218 296 376
Rank change year-on-year +78 +80 +86
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,211 1,618 1,523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.10% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.76% 2.05% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,157 1,389 1,279
Median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% -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 43,820 79,114 99,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.54% 53.89% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 36,070 64,840 82,914
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,038
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 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 +89 1,146 £67,500 -3.57% 149
London +59 696 £80,000 +6.67% 85
UK excluding London +122 491 £52,500 -4.55% 80
North of England +181 189 £55,000 +4.76% 22
Work from Home +38 162 £70,000 -5.08% 25
North West +132 111 £52,500 - 19
South East +13 93 £57,500 -6.12% 7
South West +82 87 £50,000 -9.09% 13
Yorkshire +137 77 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Midlands +97 45 £50,000 -23.08% 13
West Midlands +84 41 £50,000 -9.09% 10
East of England +86 28 £71,250 +7.55% 8
Scotland +86 21 £37,500 - 5
Wales +14 20 £30,000 -11.27% 9
Northern Ireland +6 8 £60,000 +33.33% 3
East Midlands +52 4 £43,750 -32.69% 3
North East +23 1 £65,000 +20.37% 2

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 883 (72.91%) Python
2 612 (50.54%) Java
3 527 (43.52%) DevOps
4 517 (42.69%) Kubernetes
5 514 (42.44%) AWS
6 503 (41.54%) Docker
7 373 (30.80%) Software Engineering
8 372 (30.72%) Linux
9 360 (29.73%) JavaScript
10 343 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
11 338 (27.91%) Terraform
12 337 (27.83%) Node.js
13 288 (23.78%) Ansible
14 287 (23.70%) Microservices
15 283 (23.37%) Ruby
16 273 (22.54%) GCP
17 236 (19.49%) Azure
18 234 (19.32%) Jenkins
19 203 (16.76%) Git (software)
20 188 (15.52%) Scala
21 185 (15.28%) C#
22 179 (14.78%) C++
23 172 (14.20%) Open Source
24 164 (13.54%) React
25 161 (13.29%) Bash Shell
26 159 (13.13%) SQL
27 155 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
28 149 (12.30%) Puppet
29 143 (11.81%) TDD
29 143 (11.81%) Finance

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 65 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (3.30%) OpenStack
3 37 (3.06%) Apache Spark
4 29 (2.39%) Apache
5 28 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (0.91%) Hyperledger
7 10 (0.83%) CloudStack
8 8 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.58%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.58%) nginx
9 7 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.41%) CMS
10 5 (0.41%) Confluence
10 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.25%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.25%) Gluu
12 2 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.58%) S-PLUS
2 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.17%) Maximo
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.083%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 514 (42.44%) AWS
2 273 (22.54%) GCP
3 236 (19.49%) Azure
4 101 (8.34%) Serverless
5 64 (5.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (4.54%) AWS Lambda
7 52 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (4.05%) SaaS
9 40 (3.30%) GitHub
10 38 (3.14%) IaaS
10 38 (3.14%) PaaS
11 33 (2.73%) OpenShift
12 24 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (1.73%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.65%) Heroku
15 18 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
18 15 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
19 13 (1.07%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.47%) Firewall
2 23 (1.90%) Internet
3 22 (1.82%) VPN
4 11 (0.91%) SAN
5 10 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.74%) Network Security
6 9 (0.74%) SNMP
7 8 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.50%) HTTP
8 6 (0.50%) IPsec
9 5 (0.41%) tcpdump
10 4 (0.33%) AMQP
10 4 (0.33%) SSL
10 4 (0.33%) STUN
10 4 (0.33%) VoIP
10 4 (0.33%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.25%) H.323
11 3 (0.25%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (0.25%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (11.31%) MySQL
2 124 (10.24%) MongoDB
3 117 (9.66%) NoSQL
4 95 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
5 65 (5.37%) Big Data
6 46 (3.80%) Redis
7 43 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 43 (3.55%) Blockchain
8 39 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 34 (2.81%) SQL Server
10 24 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 24 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.65%) Neo4j
12 18 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
13 14 (1.16%) BigQuery
14 12 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
16 8 (0.66%) RethinkDB
17 6 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 234 (19.32%) Jenkins
2 203 (16.76%) Git (software)
3 50 (4.13%) GitLab
4 47 (3.88%) Selenium
5 43 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 41 (3.39%) TeamCity
7 38 (3.14%) CircleCI
8 35 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 34 (2.81%) JIRA
10 28 (2.31%) Vagrant
11 21 (1.73%) Gradle
12 18 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (1.40%) Hudson
14 16 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.32%) Maven
15 14 (1.16%) webpack
16 13 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (1.07%) Subversion
17 11 (0.91%) GoCD
18 10 (0.83%) git-flow
General
1 143 (11.81%) Finance
2 58 (4.79%) Banking
3 40 (3.30%) Retail
4 38 (3.14%) Games
5 32 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 23 (1.90%) Law
7 21 (1.73%) Marketing
8 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.66%) Advertising
12 5 (0.41%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.33%) Automotive
13 4 (0.33%) Electronics
13 4 (0.33%) Front Office
13 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Legal
14 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.083%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 360 (29.73%) Developer
2 238 (19.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 192 (15.85%) Software Engineer
4 89 (7.35%) Platform Engineer
5 86 (7.10%) AWS Engineer
6 78 (6.44%) Senior Developer
7 60 (4.95%) Java Developer
7 60 (4.95%) Python Engineer
8 58 (4.79%) Software Developer
9 54 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
9 54 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
10 51 (4.21%) Backend Developer
11 48 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
12 45 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
13 43 (3.55%) Data Engineer
14 42 (3.47%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 40 (3.30%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 39 (3.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 39 (3.22%) Senior DevOps
17 33 (2.73%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (27.83%) Node.js
2 164 (13.54%) React
3 109 (9.00%) AngularJS
3 109 (9.00%) REST
4 101 (8.34%) Kafka
5 84 (6.94%) .NET
6 72 (5.95%) HTML
7 66 (5.45%) CSS
8 63 (5.20%) Web Services
9 62 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
9 62 (5.12%) RESTful
10 53 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
11 50 (4.13%) Vue.js
12 48 (3.96%) React Native
13 40 (3.30%) Ruby on Rails
14 36 (2.97%) Spring
15 35 (2.89%) HTML5
16 28 (2.31%) Redux
17 27 (2.23%) CSS3
18 26 (2.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.29%) Public Cloud
2 39 (3.22%) Cloud Native
3 38 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 29 (2.39%) Data Structures
7 27 (2.23%) PKI
8 21 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.57%) User Experience
10 17 (1.40%) Bitcoin
11 16 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (1.24%) Internet of Things
12 15 (1.24%) Social Network
13 13 (1.07%) Derivative
14 11 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.66%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
17 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 372 (30.72%) Linux
2 95 (7.84%) Windows
3 47 (3.88%) Unix
4 42 (3.47%) CentOS
5 38 (3.14%) Android
6 22 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.82%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.58%) Debian
10 6 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
10 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.50%) Mesosphere
11 5 (0.41%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.41%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.25%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.083%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (43.52%) DevOps
2 373 (30.80%) Software Engineering
3 343 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
4 287 (23.70%) Microservices
5 172 (14.20%) Open Source
6 155 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (11.81%) TDD
8 127 (10.49%) Machine Learning
9 126 (10.40%) Configuration Management
10 123 (10.16%) Infrastructure as Code
11 113 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
12 112 (9.25%) Fintech
13 101 (8.34%) Test Automation
14 88 (7.27%) Computer Science
15 85 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 81 (6.69%) High Availability
16 81 (6.69%) Mentoring
17 79 (6.52%) Artificial Intelligence
18 77 (6.36%) SDLC
19 66 (5.45%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 883 (72.91%) Python
2 612 (50.54%) Java
3 360 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 283 (23.37%) Ruby
5 188 (15.52%) Scala
6 185 (15.28%) C#
7 179 (14.78%) C++
8 161 (13.29%) Bash Shell
9 159 (13.13%) SQL
10 135 (11.15%) PHP
11 116 (9.58%) C
12 75 (6.19%) TypeScript
13 64 (5.28%) PowerShell
14 57 (4.71%) Groovy
15 55 (4.54%) Perl
16 43 (3.55%) Kotlin
17 42 (3.47%) Clojure
18 25 (2.06%) Objective-C
19 24 (1.98%) Elixir
20 23 (1.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (8.34%) Degree
2 37 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (1.98%) AWS Certification
3 24 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.65%) PhD
5 9 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.50%) CEPT
6 6 (0.50%) CREST Certified
6 6 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.50%) EC-Council LPT
6 6 (0.50%) GXPN
6 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.50%) OSCE
6 6 (0.50%) SANS
7 4 (0.33%) CISSP
8 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.17%) CISA
9 2 (0.17%) OSCP
9 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.90%) QA
2 8 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.083%) PMO
5 1 (0.083%) PSD2
System Software
1 503 (41.54%) Docker
2 24 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.41%) LXC
5 4 (0.33%) iptables
5 4 (0.33%) vCloud
5 4 (0.33%) vSphere
6 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.25%) KVM
7 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 517 (42.69%) Kubernetes
2 338 (27.91%) Terraform
3 288 (23.78%) Ansible
4 149 (12.30%) Puppet
5 119 (9.83%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (4.95%) Prometheus
7 45 (3.72%) Grafana
8 42 (3.47%) Packer
9 32 (2.64%) Docker Swarm
10 31 (2.56%) Nagios
11 26 (2.15%) Consul
12 25 (2.06%) Graphite
13 23 (1.90%) Opsview
14 22 (1.82%) Salt
15 21 (1.73%) Kibana
16 15 (1.24%) Istio
17 14 (1.16%) Kubeflow
17 14 (1.16%) logstash
18 13 (1.07%) Netcool
19 12 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (9.91%) Google
2 48 (3.96%) Red Hat
3 34 (2.81%) Microsoft
3 34 (2.81%) VMware
4 25 (2.06%) Oracle
5 24 (1.98%) Splunk
6 18 (1.49%) Rackspace
7 17 (1.40%) AppDynamics
8 13 (1.07%) Dynatrace
8 13 (1.07%) SevOne
8 13 (1.07%) Tableau
8 13 (1.07%) TOWER Software
9 11 (0.91%) IBM
10 10 (0.83%) NetApp
10 10 (0.83%) SaltStack
11 9 (0.74%) New Relic
12 8 (0.66%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.50%) Apple
13 6 (0.50%) Facebook
13 6 (0.50%) Instagram