Period
to 21 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Locust skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Locust over the 6 months to 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Locust
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 650 1074 1167
Rank change year-on-year +424 +93 -
Permanent jobs citing Locust 30 7 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.027% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 31 7 10
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +39.53% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £41,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £86,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £53,750 £43,000
% change year-on-year -25.58% +25.00% -

Locust is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,245 25,923 32,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 18.93% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8,485 20,505 26,580
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Locust
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Locust in the UK

Locust
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Locust.

Salary trend for Locust in the UK

Locust
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Locust over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Locust in the UK

Locust
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Locust within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +402 30 £57,500 -4.17%
London +300 28 £57,500 -23.33%
Work from Home +34 3 £55,000 +15.79%
UK excluding London +313 2 £40,000 -25.58%
South East +208 1 £52,500 +10.53%
Midlands +127 1 £27,500 -54.17%
East Midlands +88 1 £27,500 -54.17%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, IT jobs citing Locust 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 Locust.

1 29 (96.67%) Linux
2 28 (93.33%) Java
2 28 (93.33%) AWS
3 27 (90.00%) PHP
3 27 (90.00%) C#
4 26 (86.67%) eggPlant
4 26 (86.67%) Datadog
4 26 (86.67%) Kubernetes
4 26 (86.67%) Terraform
4 26 (86.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 23 (76.67%) Grafana
5 23 (76.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 23 (76.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 23 (76.67%) ZABBIX
5 23 (76.67%) JavaScript
5 23 (76.67%) JIRA
6 19 (63.33%) Python
7 18 (60.00%) GitLab
8 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 10 (33.33%) HTTPS
8 10 (33.33%) SSH
9 8 (26.67%) Unix
9 8 (26.67%) DevOps
10 6 (20.00%) Docker
10 6 (20.00%) Azure
11 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
12 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
13 3 (10.00%) JMeter
13 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering

Locust
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 23 (76.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 28 (93.33%) AWS
2 26 (86.67%) Datadog
3 23 (76.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (20.00%) Azure
5 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
5 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (10.00%) CloudFront
5 3 (10.00%) Serverless
6 2 (6.67%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 10 (33.33%) SSH
1 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (86.67%) eggPlant
2 23 (76.67%) JIRA
3 18 (60.00%) GitLab
4 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium
7 1 (3.33%) Gatling
7 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.33%) Katalon Studio
7 1 (3.33%) Moq
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.33%) WebSurge
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Site Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) REST
1 2 (6.67%) Taurus
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.33%) Beautiful Soup
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (96.67%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (3.33%) OOP
6 1 (3.33%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Scrum
6 1 (3.33%) SDET
6 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) Java
2 27 (90.00%) C#
2 27 (90.00%) PHP
3 23 (76.67%) JavaScript
4 19 (63.33%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) Ruby
7 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (86.67%) Kubernetes
1 26 (86.67%) Terraform
2 23 (76.67%) Grafana
2 23 (76.67%) ZABBIX
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.00%) Prometheus
3 3 (10.00%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Atlassian