Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Infrastructure Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Automation
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 413 629 634
Rank change year-on-year +216 +5 +63
Permanent jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 295 490 636
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 236 340 498
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,279 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.43% +8.80% -7.69%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £105,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

Infrastructure Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,275 126,161 151,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.22% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,306 99,350 120,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,948 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +5.88%

Infrastructure Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Infrastructure Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Automation.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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 +233 282 £65,000 -7.14% 42
UK excluding London +254 147 £55,000 - 32
London +157 140 £71,250 -13.64% 13
North of England +187 54 £55,000 - 11
South East +184 36 £60,000 +14.29% 9
North West +131 30 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Work from Home +33 27 £63,750 +8.97% 8
Yorkshire +136 23 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Midlands +116 21 £61,250 +2.08% 6
West Midlands +93 20 £61,250 +6.52% 2
South West +118 18 £55,750 +17.37% 2
East of England +116 8 £46,250 -15.91% 1
Scotland +79 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Wales +34 2 £50,000 -20.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +91 1 - - 4
North East +18 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 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 Infrastructure Automation.

1 185 (62.71%) DevOps
2 174 (58.98%) AWS
3 171 (57.97%) Terraform
4 155 (52.54%) Python
5 132 (44.75%) Ansible
6 127 (43.05%) Azure
6 127 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
7 124 (42.03%) Linux
8 119 (40.34%) Jenkins
8 119 (40.34%) Puppet
9 109 (36.95%) Docker
10 105 (35.59%) Kubernetes
11 86 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
12 83 (28.14%) Windows
13 81 (27.46%) Infrastructure as Code
14 79 (26.78%) Git (software)
15 76 (25.76%) Microservices
16 74 (25.08%) High Availability
17 69 (23.39%) Configuration Management
18 67 (22.71%) GitHub
18 67 (22.71%) Open Source
19 66 (22.37%) Software Engineering
20 64 (21.69%) PowerShell
21 62 (21.02%) Opscode Chef
22 59 (20.00%) Go
23 58 (19.66%) Continuous Delivery
24 57 (19.32%) AWS Certification
25 56 (18.98%) CentOS
25 56 (18.98%) Cloud Computing
26 51 (17.29%) Ruby

Infrastructure Automation
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 16 (5.42%) IIS
2 13 (4.41%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.07%) Apache
4 10 (3.39%) OpenStack
5 9 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (2.03%) CloudStack
7 4 (1.36%) Confluence
7 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.02%) JBoss
8 3 (1.02%) nginx
8 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.34%) DNN
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 174 (58.98%) AWS
2 127 (43.05%) Azure
3 67 (22.71%) GitHub
4 56 (18.98%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (13.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 35 (11.86%) GCP
7 31 (10.51%) Serverless
8 28 (9.49%) PaaS
9 27 (9.15%) Amazon ECS
9 27 (9.15%) SaaS
10 26 (8.81%) Office 365
11 22 (7.46%) Amazon EKS
12 21 (7.12%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (6.44%) IaaS
14 14 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (4.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (3.73%) Amazon S3
17 10 (3.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 8 (2.71%) AWS CodeBuild
18 8 (2.71%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.12%) Firewall
2 17 (5.76%) DNS
2 17 (5.76%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.39%) H.323
3 10 (3.39%) Network Security
4 9 (3.05%) Broadband
4 9 (3.05%) VPN
5 6 (2.03%) SAN
6 5 (1.69%) Internet
6 5 (1.69%) Skype
7 4 (1.36%) WebEx
8 2 (0.68%) DHCP
8 2 (0.68%) HTTP
8 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.68%) LAN
8 2 (0.68%) SNMP
8 2 (0.68%) SSL
8 2 (0.68%) WAN
8 2 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.81%) MySQL
1 26 (8.81%) NoSQL
2 20 (6.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 15 (5.08%) Redis
4 11 (3.73%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.69%) Big Data
8 4 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.36%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.02%) Power BI
9 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.34%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 119 (40.34%) Jenkins
2 79 (26.78%) Git (software)
3 50 (16.95%) GitLab
4 47 (15.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (10.51%) JIRA
6 24 (8.14%) Selenium
7 17 (5.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (4.41%) Hudson
8 13 (4.41%) Subversion
9 10 (3.39%) Codeship
9 10 (3.39%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.05%) Bitbucket Server
10 9 (3.05%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.71%) CircleCI
12 7 (2.37%) Artifactory
12 7 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
15 4 (1.36%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (14.92%) Finance
2 43 (14.58%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.75%) Law
4 11 (3.73%) Banking
5 8 (2.71%) Games
5 8 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.03%) Marketing
7 4 (1.36%) Legal
7 4 (1.36%) Publishing
8 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (42.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (17.29%) Platform Engineer
3 41 (13.90%) Azure Engineer
4 31 (10.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 30 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.12%) Developer
7 20 (6.78%) Software Engineer
8 18 (6.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (6.10%) Python Engineer
9 17 (5.76%) Senior DevOps
9 17 (5.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.42%) Automation Engineer
10 16 (5.42%) AWS DevOps
10 16 (5.42%) AWS Engineer
11 15 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (4.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.07%) Azure DevOps
12 12 (4.07%) Python Software Engineer
12 12 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (3.73%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.61%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (5.08%) Web Services
3 13 (4.41%) WebRTC
4 11 (3.73%) Flask
5 10 (3.39%) Celery
5 10 (3.39%) SQLAlchemy
6 9 (3.05%) J2EE
7 8 (2.71%) Node.js
8 7 (2.37%) .NET
8 7 (2.37%) pytest
9 5 (1.69%) React
9 5 (1.69%) REST
9 5 (1.69%) Spring
9 5 (1.69%) Velocity
10 4 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.02%) Django
11 3 (1.02%) Kafka
11 3 (1.02%) Spring Boot
12 2 (0.68%) OAuth
12 2 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.46%) Cloud Native
2 13 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (4.41%) Virtual Team
3 11 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.03%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.02%) CMDB
9 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.02%) User Experience
10 2 (0.68%) Life Science
10 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (42.03%) Linux
2 83 (28.14%) Windows
3 56 (18.98%) CentOS
4 43 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (6.44%) Windows Server
6 18 (6.10%) Unix
7 14 (4.75%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.71%) VMS
9 4 (1.36%) Android
10 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (62.71%) DevOps
2 127 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (27.46%) Infrastructure as Code
5 76 (25.76%) Microservices
6 74 (25.08%) High Availability
7 69 (23.39%) Configuration Management
8 67 (22.71%) Open Source
9 66 (22.37%) Software Engineering
10 58 (19.66%) Continuous Delivery
11 47 (15.93%) Test Automation
12 46 (15.59%) Load Balancing
13 43 (14.58%) IT Strategy
14 42 (14.24%) E-Procurement
14 42 (14.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 35 (11.86%) Deployment Automation
15 35 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (10.85%) Computer Science
18 29 (9.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 155 (52.54%) Python
2 64 (21.69%) PowerShell
3 59 (20.00%) Go
4 51 (17.29%) Ruby
5 48 (16.27%) SQL
6 44 (14.92%) Bash Shell
7 40 (13.56%) Java
8 24 (8.14%) JavaScript
9 17 (5.76%) PHP
10 16 (5.42%) Shell Script
11 12 (4.07%) C#
12 10 (3.39%) C++
13 8 (2.71%) C
14 3 (1.02%) Perl
15 2 (0.68%) Java 8
15 2 (0.68%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.68%) Scala
16 1 (0.34%) Groovy
16 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (19.32%) AWS Certification
2 33 (11.19%) Degree
3 15 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.36%) RHCE
7 2 (0.68%) CCNA
7 2 (0.68%) CCNP
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.68%) HNC
7 2 (0.68%) MCSA
7 2 (0.68%) MCSE
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.42%) QA
2 8 (2.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (36.95%) Docker
2 39 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.42%) Active Directory
4 15 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.37%) KVM
6 6 (2.03%) XenApp
6 6 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.36%) vSphere
9 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.68%) Firmware
10 2 (0.68%) iptables
11 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 171 (57.97%) Terraform
2 132 (44.75%) Ansible
3 119 (40.34%) Puppet
4 105 (35.59%) Kubernetes
5 62 (21.02%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (15.59%) Grafana
7 44 (14.92%) Prometheus
8 40 (13.56%) Graphite
9 10 (3.39%) Packer
10 5 (1.69%) Rundeck
11 4 (1.36%) Consul
11 4 (1.36%) Icinga
11 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.02%) Nagios
13 2 (0.68%) Kibana
13 2 (0.68%) Marathon
13 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (17.29%) VMware
2 40 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.44%) Google
4 14 (4.75%) Cisco
5 13 (4.41%) Red Hat
6 12 (4.07%) Hitachi
7 9 (3.05%) Citrix
7 9 (3.05%) Oracle
8 8 (2.71%) EMC
9 7 (2.37%) Dell
9 7 (2.37%) Dynatrace
10 6 (2.03%) HP
10 6 (2.03%) NetApp
10 6 (2.03%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.69%) Sun
11 5 (1.69%) Veracode
12 4 (1.36%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.36%) Juniper
12 4 (1.36%) Splunk