Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Go (Golang)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 123 142 265
Rank change year-on-year +19 +123 +40
Permanent jobs citing Go 3,679 1,441 1,563
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 2.30% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.40% 3.96% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,281 1,266 1,245
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% +3.85% -3.70%
75th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -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 68,169 36,372 67,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.14% 58.01% 54.13%
Number of salaries quoted 44,535 31,036 56,082
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +21 3,190 £80,000 +18.52% 390
London +9 1,783 £85,000 +9.68% 272
UK excluding London +39 1,480 £70,000 +16.67% 139
Work from Home +28 1,129 £80,000 +23.08% 105
North of England +4 578 £60,000 - 46
South East +52 334 £75,000 +22.45% 18
North West -8 291 £70,000 +21.74% 33
Yorkshire +14 273 £60,000 - 11
Midlands -10 182 £75,000 +42.86% 27
South West +28 176 £67,350 +17.13% 17
West Midlands -23 137 £80,000 +52.38% 22
Scotland +32 124 £66,500 +10.83% 12
East of England -77 47 £80,000 +3.23% 7
East Midlands -39 45 £75,000 +15.38% 5
Wales -22 31 £70,000 +55.56% 11
Northern Ireland -38 16 £70,000 +55.56% 1
North East -21 14 £70,000 +7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 2,282 (62.03%) Python
2 1,864 (50.67%) AWS
3 1,857 (50.48%) Kubernetes
4 1,729 (47.00%) Docker
5 1,647 (44.77%) Java
6 1,596 (43.38%) DevOps
7 1,574 (42.78%) Software Engineering
8 1,445 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
9 1,180 (32.07%) CI/CD
10 1,127 (30.63%) JavaScript
11 1,055 (28.68%) Terraform
12 940 (25.55%) GCP
13 877 (23.84%) React
14 874 (23.76%) Azure
15 710 (19.30%) Finance
16 694 (18.86%) Node.js
17 671 (18.24%) Ruby
18 665 (18.08%) Microservices
19 607 (16.50%) C#
20 576 (15.66%) Linux
21 572 (15.55%) Social Skills
22 550 (14.95%) Greenfield Project
23 524 (14.24%) Infrastructure as Code
24 520 (14.13%) C++
25 504 (13.70%) Full Stack Development
26 499 (13.56%) TypeScript
27 493 (13.40%) TDD
28 487 (13.24%) Jenkins
29 478 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
30 475 (12.91%) PHP

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
1 160 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 102 (2.77%) Apache Spark
3 93 (2.53%) Apache
4 68 (1.85%) Confluence
5 46 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
6 27 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 27 (0.73%) OpenStack
7 19 (0.52%) nginx
8 18 (0.49%) CMS
9 16 (0.43%) GemFire
10 14 (0.38%) IIS
11 12 (0.33%) Apache Pulsar
11 12 (0.33%) Ethereum
11 12 (0.33%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.16%) WordPress
13 5 (0.14%) Jetty
14 2 (0.054%) Kentico
14 2 (0.054%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
1 4 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (0.54%) Summit
2 5 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.11%) Magento
4 3 (0.082%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.054%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,864 (50.67%) AWS
2 940 (25.55%) GCP
3 874 (23.76%) Azure
4 464 (12.61%) Serverless
5 351 (9.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 324 (8.81%) SaaS
7 281 (7.64%) AWS Lambda
8 235 (6.39%) GitHub
9 164 (4.46%) Amazon S3
10 142 (3.86%) Amazon ECS
11 138 (3.75%) Amazon SQS
12 120 (3.26%) Amazon EKS
13 116 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
14 115 (3.13%) PaaS
15 107 (2.91%) Pulumi
16 98 (2.66%) Amazon Kinesis
17 66 (1.79%) Slack
18 64 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
19 62 (1.69%) AWS Fargate
20 60 (1.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 131 (3.56%) Internet
2 90 (2.45%) HTTP
3 45 (1.22%) Broadband
4 40 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.63%) DNS
6 22 (0.60%) Firewall
7 18 (0.49%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 17 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 16 (0.43%) Calico
10 15 (0.41%) IPv6
11 14 (0.38%) Network Security
11 14 (0.38%) RTSP
11 14 (0.38%) UPnP
12 13 (0.35%) SSH
12 13 (0.35%) WebEx
13 10 (0.27%) Skype
14 9 (0.24%) VPN
15 7 (0.19%) DHCP
16 6 (0.16%) VLAN
16 6 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
2 361 (9.81%) MySQL
3 321 (8.73%) NoSQL
4 243 (6.61%) MongoDB
5 181 (4.92%) Redis
6 164 (4.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 152 (4.13%) Relational Database
8 116 (3.15%) Big Data
9 107 (2.91%) Blockchain
10 101 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
11 81 (2.20%) SQL Server
12 77 (2.09%) Hadoop
13 72 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
14 62 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
15 56 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 52 (1.41%) Data Lake
17 49 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
18 46 (1.25%) BigQuery
19 39 (1.06%) Flink
20 37 (1.01%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 487 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 418 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 212 (5.76%) GitLab
4 105 (2.85%) JIRA
5 83 (2.26%) TeamCity
6 78 (2.12%) webpack
7 74 (2.01%) CircleCI
8 72 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 64 (1.74%) Gradle
9 64 (1.74%) Maven
10 63 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 56 (1.52%) Artifactory
12 54 (1.47%) Selenium
12 54 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (1.25%) Travis CI
14 42 (1.14%) Cucumber
15 41 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
16 36 (0.98%) Cypress.io
17 34 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
18 28 (0.76%) Spinnaker
General
1 710 (19.30%) Finance
2 572 (15.55%) Social Skills
3 336 (9.13%) Games
4 181 (4.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 171 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 160 (4.35%) Banking
7 148 (4.02%) Retail
8 64 (1.74%) Marketing
9 52 (1.41%) Public Sector
10 51 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 48 (1.30%) Law
12 38 (1.03%) Publishing
13 36 (0.98%) Telecoms
14 34 (0.92%) Advertising
15 33 (0.90%) Electronics
15 33 (0.90%) Legal
15 33 (0.90%) Military
16 31 (0.84%) Manufacturing
17 24 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,268 (34.47%) Developer
2 856 (23.27%) Software Engineer
3 455 (12.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 316 (8.59%) Senior Software Engineer
5 259 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 213 (5.79%) PHP Developer
7 192 (5.22%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 187 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
9 168 (4.57%) Site Engineer
10 150 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
11 131 (3.56%) Principal Developer
12 127 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
13 124 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
14 114 (3.10%) Platform Engineer
15 110 (2.99%) Data Engineer
15 110 (2.99%) Python Developer
15 110 (2.99%) Software Developer
16 105 (2.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 104 (2.83%) Principal Engineer
18 103 (2.80%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (23.84%) React
2 694 (18.86%) Node.js
3 414 (11.25%) AngularJS
4 373 (10.14%) Vue.js
5 324 (8.81%) Kafka
6 307 (8.34%) REST
7 274 (7.45%) GraphQL
8 254 (6.90%) HTML
9 249 (6.77%) CSS
10 212 (5.76%) RESTful
11 172 (4.68%) .NET
12 156 (4.24%) Spring
13 134 (3.64%) React Native
14 131 (3.56%) gRPC
15 122 (3.32%) Elastic Stack
16 118 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
17 111 (3.02%) Web Services
18 93 (2.53%) Sass
19 86 (2.34%) Spring Boot
20 80 (2.17%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 550 (14.95%) Greenfield Project
2 347 (9.43%) Virtual Team
3 220 (5.98%) Algorithms
4 198 (5.38%) User Experience
5 196 (5.33%) Data Structures
6 167 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
7 161 (4.38%) Cloud Native
8 131 (3.56%) Mobile App
9 123 (3.34%) Public Cloud
10 77 (2.09%) Enterprise Cloud
11 58 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.52%) Blog
12 56 (1.52%) Data Centre
13 43 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
14 40 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 38 (1.03%) Cyberattack
16 35 (0.95%) NHS
17 26 (0.71%) Private Cloud
18 25 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
19 23 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 576 (15.66%) Linux
2 148 (4.02%) Windows
3 90 (2.45%) Unix
4 76 (2.07%) Android
5 68 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 36 (0.98%) Mesosphere
7 32 (0.87%) CentOS
8 22 (0.60%) VMS
9 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.49%) Debian
10 18 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.30%) Alpine Linux
12 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.11%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.11%) OpenWrt
14 3 (0.082%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.082%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.054%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.054%) SUSE
15 2 (0.054%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,596 (43.38%) DevOps
2 1,574 (42.78%) Software Engineering
3 1,445 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
4 1,180 (32.07%) CI/CD
5 665 (18.08%) Microservices
6 524 (14.24%) Infrastructure as Code
7 504 (13.70%) Full Stack Development
8 493 (13.40%) TDD
9 478 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
10 371 (10.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 362 (9.84%) Open Source
12 359 (9.76%) Computer Science
13 345 (9.38%) Mentoring
14 328 (8.92%) Fintech
15 327 (8.89%) Configuration Management
16 310 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
17 308 (8.37%) Test Automation
18 302 (8.21%) OOP
19 268 (7.28%) OO
20 264 (7.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,282 (62.03%) Python
2 1,647 (44.77%) Java
3 1,127 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 671 (18.24%) Ruby
5 607 (16.50%) C#
6 520 (14.13%) C++
7 499 (13.56%) TypeScript
8 475 (12.91%) PHP
9 421 (11.44%) Scala
10 413 (11.23%) SQL
11 303 (8.24%) Bash
12 301 (8.18%) Kotlin
13 214 (5.82%) C
14 202 (5.49%) PowerShell
15 200 (5.44%) Rust
16 108 (2.94%) ES6
17 102 (2.77%) Groovy
18 55 (1.49%) Clojure
19 47 (1.28%) Shell Script
20 40 (1.09%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 381 (10.36%) Degree
2 178 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (3.42%) AWS Certification
4 81 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 65 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 46 (1.25%) HND
7 33 (0.90%) Master's Degree
8 24 (0.65%) PhD
9 16 (0.43%) OCP
9 16 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (0.33%) CISSP
11 11 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.19%) GIAC
12 7 (0.19%) GSEC
12 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.16%) CISM
13 6 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.83%) QA
2 59 (1.60%) Accessibility
3 31 (0.84%) SLA
4 12 (0.33%) NIST
5 8 (0.22%) WAI
6 7 (0.19%) NIST 800
6 7 (0.19%) WCAG
7 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.14%) GDPR
9 3 (0.082%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.054%) PSD2
11 1 (0.027%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.027%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,729 (47.00%) Docker
2 48 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 31 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.22%) LXC
4 8 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.16%) NFS
7 5 (0.14%) Kamailio
7 5 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
7 5 (0.14%) vSphere
8 4 (0.11%) vCloud
9 3 (0.082%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.054%) Ceph
10 2 (0.054%) KVM
11 1 (0.027%) Firmware
11 1 (0.027%) Snort
11 1 (0.027%) Squid
11 1 (0.027%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,857 (50.48%) Kubernetes
2 1,055 (28.68%) Terraform
3 359 (9.76%) Ansible
4 298 (8.10%) Puppet
5 254 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 239 (6.50%) Grafana
7 236 (6.41%) Prometheus
8 78 (2.12%) Kibana
9 50 (1.36%) Consul
10 49 (1.33%) Packer
11 40 (1.09%) Istio
12 34 (0.92%) Automic
13 32 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
14 25 (0.68%) Salt
15 21 (0.57%) logstash
15 21 (0.57%) Nagios
16 18 (0.49%) Rancher
17 12 (0.33%) ZABBIX
18 11 (0.30%) Nessus
19 10 (0.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 335 (9.11%) Google
2 100 (2.72%) SaltStack
3 96 (2.61%) Oracle
4 86 (2.34%) Microsoft
5 85 (2.31%) Splunk
6 61 (1.66%) New Relic
7 46 (1.25%) IBM
8 43 (1.17%) Databricks
9 41 (1.11%) SAP
10 40 (1.09%) Apple
11 37 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 36 (0.98%) VMware
13 24 (0.65%) Facebook
14 22 (0.60%) Zend
15 21 (0.57%) PayPal
16 20 (0.54%) Bloomberg
16 20 (0.54%) HubSpot
17 15 (0.41%) Cadence
18 13 (0.35%) ServiceNow
19 12 (0.33%) Atlassian