Observability
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Observability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Observability over the 6 months to 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 613 535 542
Rank change year-on-year -78 +7 +143
Permanent jobs citing Observability 212 565 785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 144 246 232
10th Percentile £52,500 £55,610 £56,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £62,323 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £78,500 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.29% -3.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £105,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £105,000 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,576 £66,786 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.67% -4.59% +3.70%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Observability 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,311 105,505 133,610
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51,446 63,554 81,288
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,591 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.80% +7.29%

Observability
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Observability in the UK

Observability
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Observability in the UK

Observability
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Observability over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Observability in the UK

Observability
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Observability within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2024. 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 -56 160 £80,000 - 114
London -47 100 £86,250 +6.15% 70
UK excluding London +50 97 £70,576 +5.67% 45
Work from Home +37 65 £78,500 +2.95% 64
Scotland -10 35 £60,000 -4.32% 6
South West +34 26 £75,000 +12.30% 12
North of England +77 18 £70,576 +5.67% 14
Yorkshire +94 8 £70,576 +5.67% 3
North West +41 7 £85,000 +27.27% 10
South East +30 6 £52,500 -19.23% 10
Midlands +56 4 £77,500 -10.14% 3
Northern Ireland +33 4 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England +39 3 £75,000 - 1
North East +3 3 £45,000 -67.86% 1
West Midlands +65 2 £86,250 +1.47% 3
East Midlands +13 2 £65,000 -32.29%
Wales -3 1 £70,000 -3.45%

Observability
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (8.96%) nginx
2 17 (8.02%) Apache
3 16 (7.55%) Apache Spark
4 12 (5.66%) Jupyter
5 11 (5.19%) Confluence
6 8 (3.77%) CMS
7 4 (1.89%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.47%) JBoss
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 101 (47.64%) AWS
2 78 (36.79%) Azure
3 36 (16.98%) Datadog
4 34 (16.04%) GCP
5 26 (12.26%) GitHub
6 24 (11.32%) Azure DevOps
6 24 (11.32%) Serverless
7 21 (9.91%) Amazon S3
8 18 (8.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 18 (8.49%) Azure Monitor
9 16 (7.55%) OpenShift
10 15 (7.08%) Amazon ECS
10 15 (7.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (7.08%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (6.13%) Azure AKS
11 13 (6.13%) SaaS
12 12 (5.66%) MinIO
13 11 (5.19%) Azure API Management
13 11 (5.19%) IaaS
14 10 (4.72%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.60%) Firewall
2 12 (5.66%) DNS
3 8 (3.77%) WAN
4 7 (3.30%) SNMP
4 7 (3.30%) VPN
5 6 (2.83%) AMQP
5 6 (2.83%) Network Security
6 5 (2.36%) Ethernet VPN
6 5 (2.36%) MPLS
6 5 (2.36%) NaaS
6 5 (2.36%) VXLAN
7 4 (1.89%) DHCP
7 4 (1.89%) Multicast
8 3 (1.42%) LAN
8 3 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.47%) VoIP
10 1 (0.47%) Wireless
10 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.38%) Relational Database
1 22 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (7.55%) Big Data
3 16 (7.55%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.08%) Redis
5 12 (5.66%) Hadoop
5 12 (5.66%) Presto
6 8 (3.77%) CockroachDB
7 5 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.89%) DynamoDB
8 4 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.89%) MySQL
8 4 (1.89%) Parquet
9 3 (1.42%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.42%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.42%) Metadata
10 2 (0.94%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (17.92%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.08%) Git
2 15 (7.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (6.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (5.19%) GitLab
5 9 (4.25%) Jaeger
5 9 (4.25%) JIRA
6 7 (3.30%) Cypress.io
7 6 (2.83%) Mocha
8 5 (2.36%) JUnit
9 4 (1.89%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.89%) Gatling
9 4 (1.89%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.89%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.42%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.42%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.94%) Gradle
11 2 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 59 (27.83%) Finance
2 44 (20.75%) Social Skills
3 43 (20.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 35 (16.51%) Law
5 19 (8.96%) Marketing
6 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (5.66%) Banking
8 9 (4.25%) Financial Institution
8 9 (4.25%) Retail
9 6 (2.83%) Tech for Good
10 3 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.94%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.94%) Public Speaking
11 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.47%) Health Technology
Job Titles
1 56 (26.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (25.94%) Senior
3 26 (12.26%) Architect
3 26 (12.26%) Lead
3 26 (12.26%) Software Engineer
4 19 (8.96%) Senior DevOps
5 18 (8.49%) Developer
6 16 (7.55%) Data Engineer
6 16 (7.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 16 (7.55%) Technical Architect
7 15 (7.08%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Big Data Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (5.19%) Python Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) Python Software Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.74%) .NET
2 24 (11.32%) React
3 21 (9.91%) Kafka
3 21 (9.91%) OpenTelemetry
4 20 (9.43%) Node.js
5 19 (8.96%) RabbitMQ
5 19 (8.96%) REST
6 18 (8.49%) YAML
7 16 (7.55%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (7.55%) RESTful
8 15 (7.08%) Spring Boot
9 12 (5.66%) ActiveMQ
9 12 (5.66%) Apache NiFi
10 11 (5.19%) JSP
11 9 (4.25%) OpenAPI
12 8 (3.77%) JSON
12 8 (3.77%) Middleware
12 8 (3.77%) Next.js
13 7 (3.30%) AngularJS
13 7 (3.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.57%) Cloud Native
2 19 (8.96%) Algorithms
3 17 (8.02%) Distributed Systems
3 17 (8.02%) Public Cloud
4 15 (7.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (4.72%) Distributed Architecture
5 10 (4.72%) Product Ownership
6 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.77%) Legacy Systems
7 8 (3.77%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.36%) Onboarding
10 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.89%) PKI
11 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.42%) Robotics
12 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.94%) Linux
2 16 (7.55%) Windows
3 3 (1.42%) Ubuntu
3 3 (1.42%) Unix
4 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (54.72%) CI/CD
2 115 (54.25%) DevOps
3 82 (38.68%) Agile
4 70 (33.02%) Infrastructure as Code
5 58 (27.36%) Software Engineering
6 57 (26.89%) Containerisation
7 48 (22.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 41 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (18.87%) Microservices
10 35 (16.51%) SDLC
11 31 (14.62%) Artificial Intelligence
12 30 (14.15%) DevSecOps
13 27 (12.74%) Community of Practice
14 23 (10.85%) Operational Stability
14 23 (10.85%) Platform Engineering
15 21 (9.91%) Event-Driven
15 21 (9.91%) Machine Learning
16 20 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (9.43%) Roadmaps
16 20 (9.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 94 (44.34%) Python
2 62 (29.25%) Java
3 46 (21.70%) Bash
4 39 (18.40%) SQL
5 29 (13.68%) C#
6 28 (13.21%) PowerShell
7 24 (11.32%) JavaScript
8 18 (8.49%) Go
9 16 (7.55%) Shell Script
10 13 (6.13%) TypeScript
11 12 (5.66%) Ruby
12 11 (5.19%) Scala
13 9 (4.25%) Groovy
14 8 (3.77%) Kotlin
14 8 (3.77%) Kusto Query Language
15 5 (2.36%) C++
16 3 (1.42%) Bicep
17 2 (0.94%) Rust
17 2 (0.94%) Search Processing Language
18 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.66%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.25%) Degree
4 3 (1.42%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.94%) CCSP
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.94%) CISSP
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.19%) SLA
3 8 (3.77%) ISO 9000
3 8 (3.77%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.89%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.89%) QA
6 3 (1.42%) NIST
7 1 (0.47%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.47%) GDPR
7 1 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 76 (35.85%) Docker
2 17 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.47%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 111 (52.36%) Kubernetes
2 86 (40.57%) Terraform
3 71 (33.49%) Grafana
4 43 (20.28%) Prometheus
5 40 (18.87%) Ansible
6 14 (6.60%) Istio
7 12 (5.66%) HAProxy
8 8 (3.77%) Kiali
9 4 (1.89%) Consul
9 4 (1.89%) Kibana
9 4 (1.89%) Packer
10 3 (1.42%) Nagios
11 2 (0.94%) Kustomize
11 2 (0.94%) Netcool
11 2 (0.94%) Progress Chef
11 2 (0.94%) Puppet
11 2 (0.94%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.47%) Argo
12 1 (0.47%) linkerd
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (20.28%) Splunk
2 37 (17.45%) Dynatrace
3 22 (10.38%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.02%) VMware
5 12 (5.66%) New Relic
6 10 (4.72%) AppDynamics
6 10 (4.72%) Google
7 7 (3.30%) LogicMonitor
8 4 (1.89%) Databricks
8 4 (1.89%) Dataiku
8 4 (1.89%) Facebook
8 4 (1.89%) IBM
8 4 (1.89%) Oracle
8 4 (1.89%) PagerDuty
8 4 (1.89%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.42%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.94%) BigPanda
10 2 (0.94%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.94%) ScienceLogic
11 1 (0.47%) Darktrace