Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 305 437
Rank change year-on-year +47 +132 +119
Permanent jobs citing Go 1,736 1,825 1,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.12% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.37% 2.03% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 1,453 1,134
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £39,125
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,700
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.37% -12.17%

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 73,128 90,017 99,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.77% 55.21% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60,197 74,948 81,910
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 16 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 16 November 2019. 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 +42 1,628 £67,500 - 333
London +37 1,115 £75,000 - 214
UK excluding London +36 596 £50,000 -9.09% 132
South East -31 168 £57,500 -4.17% 31
North of England +32 150 £50,000 +5.26% 41
South West +52 110 £47,500 -13.64% 8
North West +36 104 £50,000 -9.09% 23
Midlands +24 47 £55,000 -4.35% 12
Yorkshire -1 44 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Scotland +52 42 £50,000 -6.98% 8
East of England +36 34 £55,000 - 27
Wales +18 32 £35,500 -35.45% 3
West Midlands +8 29 £52,500 -8.70% 11
East Midlands +28 18 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Northern Ireland +16 14 £40,000 -5.88% 2
North East - 2 £54,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 1,160 (66.82%) Python
2 934 (53.80%) Java
3 912 (52.53%) AWS
4 892 (51.38%) Docker
5 866 (49.88%) Kubernetes
6 764 (44.01%) DevOps
7 590 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
8 580 (33.41%) Linux
9 495 (28.51%) GCP
10 474 (27.30%) JavaScript
11 471 (27.13%) Software Engineering
11 471 (27.13%) Terraform
12 439 (25.29%) Ansible
13 391 (22.52%) Ruby
14 390 (22.47%) Puppet
15 381 (21.95%) Azure
16 379 (21.83%) Microservices
17 365 (21.03%) Node.js
18 361 (20.79%) C++
19 360 (20.74%) Jenkins
20 342 (19.70%) Bash Shell
21 334 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
22 303 (17.45%) Finance
23 291 (16.76%) Google
24 276 (15.90%) Infrastructure as Code
25 257 (14.80%) Open Source
26 244 (14.06%) Git (software)
27 239 (13.77%) Configuration Management
28 237 (13.65%) Kafka
29 234 (13.48%) TDD

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
1 130 (7.49%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (4.78%) Apache Spark
3 66 (3.80%) nginx
4 46 (2.65%) Confluence
5 44 (2.53%) Apache
6 36 (2.07%) OpenStack
7 28 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 22 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
10 12 (0.69%) Luigi
11 11 (0.63%) Ethereum
12 10 (0.58%) Hyperledger
13 8 (0.46%) IIS
14 7 (0.40%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.40%) JBoss
15 6 (0.35%) Zope
16 5 (0.29%) CMS
16 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.17%) Drupal
18 2 (0.12%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 14 (0.81%) MS Visio
1 14 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.23%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.12%) InDesign
4 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.058%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.058%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 39 (2.25%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.46%) Quorum
3 7 (0.40%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.058%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 912 (52.53%) AWS
2 495 (28.51%) GCP
3 381 (21.95%) Azure
4 147 (8.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 145 (8.35%) Serverless
6 82 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
6 82 (4.72%) SaaS
7 77 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
8 75 (4.32%) GitHub
9 67 (3.86%) OpenShift
10 60 (3.46%) PaaS
11 47 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (2.59%) Amazon S3
13 43 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
13 43 (2.48%) IaaS
14 38 (2.19%) Amazon EKS
15 35 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 22 (1.27%) DigitalOcean
17 21 (1.21%) Amazon Cognito
17 21 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.69%) HTTP
1 64 (3.69%) Internet
2 59 (3.40%) Firewall
3 48 (2.76%) DNS
4 42 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 40 (2.30%) VPN
6 25 (1.44%) Network Security
7 21 (1.21%) SSL
8 18 (1.04%) Wireshark
9 9 (0.52%) DHCP
10 7 (0.40%) SMTP
10 7 (0.40%) VoIP
11 6 (0.35%) IPFS
12 5 (0.29%) FTP
12 5 (0.29%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.29%) NFC
12 5 (0.29%) Wireless
13 4 (0.23%) Broadband
14 3 (0.17%) IPv4
14 3 (0.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
2 176 (10.14%) MongoDB
3 168 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 154 (8.87%) MySQL
5 132 (7.60%) Redis
6 78 (4.49%) Big Data
7 60 (3.46%) Blockchain
8 59 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 57 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 53 (3.05%) Relational Database
11 48 (2.76%) BigQuery
12 43 (2.48%) SQL Server
13 40 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
14 38 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
14 38 (2.19%) Hadoop
15 34 (1.96%) Neo4j
16 20 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (1.09%) MariaDB
18 11 (0.63%) ClickHouse
19 10 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 360 (20.74%) Jenkins
2 244 (14.06%) Git (software)
3 102 (5.88%) JIRA
4 88 (5.07%) TeamCity
5 73 (4.21%) GitLab
6 61 (3.51%) Selenium
7 58 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 58 (3.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 50 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 47 (2.71%) CircleCI
10 41 (2.36%) Bitbucket
10 41 (2.36%) Vagrant
11 40 (2.30%) PhantomJS
12 39 (2.25%) Subversion
13 38 (2.19%) Travis CI
14 37 (2.13%) Maven
15 34 (1.96%) IBM UrbanCode
15 34 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (1.79%) Hudson
17 29 (1.67%) Gradle
General
1 303 (17.45%) Finance
2 100 (5.76%) Banking
3 78 (4.49%) Marketing
4 74 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 64 (3.69%) Retail
6 60 (3.46%) Games
7 54 (3.11%) Public Sector
8 47 (2.71%) Manufacturing
9 46 (2.65%) Electronics
10 40 (2.30%) Law
11 18 (1.04%) Advertising
12 17 (0.98%) Billing
13 11 (0.63%) Automotive
14 9 (0.52%) Publishing
15 8 (0.46%) Local Government
16 5 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
16 5 (0.29%) Legal
17 4 (0.23%) Digital Economy
17 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 487 (28.05%) Developer
2 438 (25.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 227 (13.08%) Software Engineer
4 164 (9.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 133 (7.66%) AWS Engineer
6 99 (5.70%) Python Developer
6 99 (5.70%) Senior DevOps
7 96 (5.53%) Python Engineer
8 91 (5.24%) Software Developer
9 90 (5.18%) Senior Developer
10 88 (5.07%) AWS DevOps
11 86 (4.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 79 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 79 (4.55%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 77 (4.44%) Backend Developer
14 66 (3.80%) Platform Engineer
15 64 (3.69%) Site Engineer
16 60 (3.46%) Security Engineer
17 56 (3.23%) Junior
18 54 (3.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (21.03%) Node.js
2 237 (13.65%) Kafka
3 198 (11.41%) REST
4 156 (8.99%) AngularJS
5 132 (7.60%) React
6 120 (6.91%) Web Services
7 118 (6.80%) .NET
8 96 (5.53%) HTML
9 87 (5.01%) CSS
9 87 (5.01%) RabbitMQ
10 81 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
11 74 (4.26%) RESTful
12 72 (4.15%) gRPC
13 70 (4.03%) Spring
14 68 (3.92%) JSON
15 55 (3.17%) Vue.js
16 52 (3.00%) Django
17 40 (2.30%) .NET Core
18 38 (2.19%) HTML5
19 36 (2.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.37%) Public Cloud
2 90 (5.18%) Algorithms
2 90 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.78%) Cloud Native
4 79 (4.55%) User Experience
5 64 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (3.23%) Data Structures
7 37 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 35 (2.02%) Data Centre
9 34 (1.96%) PlayStation
10 33 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
11 22 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 21 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.04%) Replication
14 16 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
14 16 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.86%) Clustering
15 15 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.81%) Social Network
17 13 (0.75%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 580 (33.41%) Linux
2 133 (7.66%) Windows
3 112 (6.45%) Unix
4 50 (2.88%) CentOS
5 42 (2.42%) Ubuntu
6 35 (2.02%) Mesosphere
7 33 (1.90%) Android
8 30 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.04%) Debian
10 17 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.92%) Windows Server
12 15 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (0.81%) Kali Linux
14 5 (0.29%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.23%) Fedora
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.058%) openSUSE
17 1 (0.058%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (44.01%) DevOps
2 590 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (27.13%) Software Engineering
4 379 (21.83%) Microservices
5 276 (15.90%) Infrastructure as Code
6 257 (14.80%) Open Source
7 239 (13.77%) Configuration Management
8 234 (13.48%) TDD
9 229 (13.19%) Test Automation
10 221 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
11 171 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
12 168 (9.68%) Computer Science
12 168 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 162 (9.33%) Mentoring
14 152 (8.76%) Fintech
15 143 (8.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 117 (6.74%) Data Science
17 115 (6.62%) Machine Learning
18 112 (6.45%) BDD
19 108 (6.22%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,160 (66.82%) Python
2 934 (53.80%) Java
3 474 (27.30%) JavaScript
4 391 (22.52%) Ruby
5 361 (20.79%) C++
6 342 (19.70%) Bash Shell
7 203 (11.69%) C#
8 196 (11.29%) SQL
9 170 (9.79%) PHP
10 165 (9.50%) PowerShell
11 157 (9.04%) C
12 142 (8.18%) Scala
13 80 (4.61%) Perl
14 63 (3.63%) TypeScript
15 52 (3.00%) Kotlin
16 39 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.73%) Groovy
18 26 (1.50%) Clojure
19 20 (1.15%) Elixir
19 20 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 171 (9.85%) Degree
2 78 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (1.84%) PhD
4 31 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 19 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.69%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.23%) RHCE
11 3 (0.17%) MCSA
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.17%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.12%) CSSLP
12 2 (0.12%) GIAC
13 1 (0.058%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.058%) ISSMP
13 1 (0.058%) OSCE
13 1 (0.058%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.30%) QA
2 10 (0.58%) SLA
3 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 892 (51.38%) Docker
2 28 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 18 (1.04%) etcd
6 16 (0.92%) vSphere
7 13 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.52%) iptables
10 7 (0.40%) LXC
10 7 (0.40%) OpenSSH
11 6 (0.35%) NFS
12 3 (0.17%) Snort
12 3 (0.17%) Varnish
13 2 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.12%) vCloud
13 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.12%) Xen
14 1 (0.058%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 866 (49.88%) Kubernetes
2 471 (27.13%) Terraform
3 439 (25.29%) Ansible
4 390 (22.47%) Puppet
5 334 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (5.36%) Consul
7 86 (4.95%) Prometheus
8 73 (4.21%) Nagios
8 73 (4.21%) Packer
9 64 (3.69%) Grafana
10 52 (3.00%) Docker Swarm
11 50 (2.88%) Salt
12 47 (2.71%) ZABBIX
13 44 (2.53%) Istio
14 39 (2.25%) Mesos
15 34 (1.96%) Automic
15 34 (1.96%) Graphite
16 30 (1.73%) Opsview
16 30 (1.73%) Rancher
17 20 (1.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 291 (16.76%) Google
2 104 (5.99%) Splunk
3 60 (3.46%) Microsoft
4 41 (2.36%) CyberArk
5 40 (2.30%) SAP
5 40 (2.30%) ServiceNow
5 40 (2.30%) Spotify
5 40 (2.30%) Symantec
6 37 (2.13%) WorldPay
7 33 (1.90%) VMware
8 29 (1.67%) Oracle
9 27 (1.56%) New Relic
10 21 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 14 (0.81%) Qualys
12 14 (0.81%) SaltStack
13 11 (0.63%) Cisco
13 11 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.63%) Veracode
14 10 (0.58%) Rackspace