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to

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 7 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Observability
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 375 601 728
Rank change year-on-year +226 +127 +349
Permanent jobs citing Observability 1,630 470 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.41% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.44% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 318 195 56
10th Percentile £50,000 £58,750 £47,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £72,500 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -3.45%
75th Percentile £88,417 £105,000 £84,688
90th Percentile £107,500 £115,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,995 £58,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.82% -2.08% +9.09%

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 164,144 107,794 60,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.76% 94.08% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 84,270 73,242 49,145
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,965 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 7 August 2022.

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 7 August 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 +179 1,309 £72,500 -9.38% 55
London +66 999 £80,000 -5.88% 31
Work from Home +150 674 £65,000 -13.33% 23
UK excluding London +145 322 £60,995 +3.82% 26
North of England +31 106 £60,995 +10.90% 10
South West +25 68 £66,250 +16.74%
North West +1 66 £65,000 - 9
South East -6 60 £60,750 -13.21% 6
Midlands -8 49 £60,000 - 3
Yorkshire -6 39 £60,995 +28.41% 1
East of England -48 33 £68,750 +55.37% 5
West Midlands - 27 £65,900 - 2
East Midlands -2 22 £60,000 - 1
Scotland -34 21 £80,000 -3.03% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £52,500 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, IT jobs citing Observability 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 Observability.

1 974 (59.75%) AWS
2 846 (51.90%) Kubernetes
3 845 (51.84%) Agile
4 806 (49.45%) DevOps
5 790 (48.47%) Terraform
6 789 (48.40%) CI/CD
7 716 (43.93%) Software Engineering
8 714 (43.80%) Docker
9 598 (36.69%) Infrastructure as Code
10 550 (33.74%) Python
11 532 (32.64%) Microservices
12 517 (31.72%) JavaScript
13 471 (28.90%) Finance
14 454 (27.85%) Azure
15 426 (26.13%) Java
16 419 (25.71%) GCP
17 398 (24.42%) Social Skills
18 379 (23.25%) Node.js
19 362 (22.21%) React
20 346 (21.23%) TDD
21 340 (20.86%) Cloud Native
22 337 (20.67%) Jenkins
23 329 (20.18%) Test Automation
24 328 (20.12%) Serverless
25 325 (19.94%) Prometheus
26 313 (19.20%) Kafka
27 305 (18.71%) Problem-Solving
28 301 (18.47%) Grafana
29 298 (18.28%) Git (software)
30 297 (18.22%) TypeScript

Observability
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 55 (3.37%) CMS
2 52 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 33 (2.02%) Confluence
4 29 (1.78%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.60%) Headless CMS
6 14 (0.86%) nginx
7 13 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.61%) Apache
10 6 (0.37%) IIS
10 6 (0.37%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.061%) Luigi
12 1 (0.061%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (1.72%) Sketch
2 1 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.061%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.061%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.061%) Cloudability
Cloud Services
1 974 (59.75%) AWS
2 454 (27.85%) Azure
3 419 (25.71%) GCP
4 328 (20.12%) Serverless
5 268 (16.44%) GitHub
6 192 (11.78%) AWS Lambda
7 188 (11.53%) Datadog
8 141 (8.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 131 (8.04%) Amazon EKS
10 128 (7.85%) GitHub Actions
10 128 (7.85%) SaaS
11 122 (7.48%) Amazon ECS
12 110 (6.75%) Azure DevOps
13 108 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
14 102 (6.26%) Amazon S3
15 85 (5.21%) Amazon SQS
16 83 (5.09%) Cloud Computing
17 76 (4.66%) Amazon Kinesis
18 60 (3.68%) Stripe
19 58 (3.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.89%) HTTP
2 56 (3.44%) Broadband
3 29 (1.78%) VPN
4 25 (1.53%) Internet
5 17 (1.04%) Network Security
6 14 (0.86%) DNS
7 13 (0.80%) PPP
8 12 (0.74%) Firewall
9 10 (0.61%) DHCP
10 8 (0.49%) BGP
10 8 (0.49%) OSPF
10 8 (0.49%) SSL
10 8 (0.49%) VLAN
11 7 (0.43%) IPsec
12 6 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.37%) Skype
12 6 (0.37%) Wireless
13 5 (0.31%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
15 2 (0.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (13.19%) Elasticsearch
2 212 (13.01%) PostgreSQL
3 190 (11.66%) NoSQL
4 163 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 109 (6.69%) Redis
6 90 (5.52%) MongoDB
7 88 (5.40%) DynamoDB
7 88 (5.40%) MySQL
8 82 (5.03%) Amazon RDS
9 56 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (2.70%) Big Data
11 39 (2.39%) SQL Server
12 33 (2.02%) Amazon Aurora
13 29 (1.78%) RDBMS
14 27 (1.66%) InfluxDB
15 24 (1.47%) BigQuery
16 23 (1.41%) Data Lake
17 22 (1.35%) Power BI
18 21 (1.29%) Metadata
18 21 (1.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 337 (20.67%) Jenkins
2 298 (18.28%) Git (software)
3 181 (11.10%) CircleCI
4 142 (8.71%) GitLab
5 94 (5.77%) Cypress.io
6 74 (4.54%) Jaeger
7 55 (3.37%) Cucumber
8 49 (3.01%) JIRA
9 47 (2.88%) Selenium
10 46 (2.82%) JUnit
11 44 (2.70%) RSpec
12 43 (2.64%) webpack
13 34 (2.09%) SonarQube
14 33 (2.02%) Spinnaker
15 31 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 28 (1.72%) Storybook
17 26 (1.60%) Postman
18 21 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
18 21 (1.29%) Travis CI
19 20 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 471 (28.90%) Finance
2 398 (24.42%) Social Skills
3 263 (16.13%) Banking
4 181 (11.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 134 (8.22%) Games
6 119 (7.30%) Retail
7 62 (3.80%) Marketing
8 58 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (3.01%) Automotive
10 47 (2.88%) Legal
11 43 (2.64%) Manufacturing
12 35 (2.15%) Advertising
13 29 (1.78%) Public Sector
14 26 (1.60%) Financial Institution
15 24 (1.47%) Publishing
16 22 (1.35%) Esports
16 22 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
17 20 (1.23%) Law
18 15 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
19 14 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 440 (26.99%) Software Engineer
2 384 (23.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 172 (10.55%) Senior DevOps
4 171 (10.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 160 (9.82%) Developer
6 158 (9.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 121 (7.42%) Cloud Engineer
8 119 (7.30%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 107 (6.56%) Site Engineer
10 79 (4.85%) Senior Developer
11 64 (3.93%) Java Engineer
12 60 (3.68%) Platform Engineer
13 55 (3.37%) Data Engineer
14 47 (2.88%) Lead DevOps
15 43 (2.64%) Java Software Engineer
16 41 (2.52%) Integration Engineer
17 40 (2.45%) Lead Software Engineer
17 40 (2.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
18 39 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 37 (2.27%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (23.25%) Node.js
2 362 (22.21%) React
3 313 (19.20%) Kafka
4 181 (11.10%) GraphQL
5 164 (10.06%) HTML
6 156 (9.57%) .NET
7 147 (9.02%) CSS
8 146 (8.96%) Spring
9 143 (8.77%) RESTful
10 126 (7.73%) REST
11 106 (6.50%) Spring Boot
12 86 (5.28%) React Native
13 78 (4.79%) Vue.js
14 65 (3.99%) AngularJS
15 61 (3.74%) .NET Framework
16 59 (3.62%) Jest
17 58 (3.56%) Apollo GraphQL
18 55 (3.37%) JSON
18 55 (3.37%) Redux
19 54 (3.31%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 340 (20.86%) Cloud Native
2 167 (10.25%) Public Cloud
3 136 (8.34%) User Experience
4 59 (3.62%) Algorithms
5 56 (3.44%) Mobile App
6 55 (3.37%) Blog
7 51 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 51 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (2.70%) Data Centre
9 34 (2.09%) Legacy Systems
9 34 (2.09%) Low-Code
10 32 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 29 (1.78%) Sports Betting
11 29 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
12 23 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.23%) Social Media
14 19 (1.17%) Digital Media
15 18 (1.10%) Semantic Web
16 16 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 230 (14.11%) Linux
2 80 (4.91%) Android
3 68 (4.17%) Windows
4 61 (3.74%) Apple iOS
5 47 (2.88%) VMS
6 28 (1.72%) Unix
7 19 (1.17%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.98%) CentOS
8 16 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
10 7 (0.43%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.061%) Debian
13 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 845 (51.84%) Agile
2 806 (49.45%) DevOps
3 789 (48.40%) CI/CD
4 716 (43.93%) Software Engineering
5 598 (36.69%) Infrastructure as Code
6 532 (32.64%) Microservices
7 346 (21.23%) TDD
8 329 (20.18%) Test Automation
9 305 (18.71%) Problem-Solving
10 277 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
11 262 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 262 (16.07%) Full Stack Development
12 258 (15.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 230 (14.11%) Scrum
14 221 (13.56%) Open Source
15 219 (13.44%) Mentoring
16 199 (12.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 199 (12.21%) Fintech
17 192 (11.78%) Containerisation
18 178 (10.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 550 (33.74%) Python
2 517 (31.72%) JavaScript
3 426 (26.13%) Java
4 297 (18.22%) TypeScript
5 250 (15.34%) SQL
6 220 (13.50%) Go
7 182 (11.17%) C#
8 159 (9.75%) Bash
9 134 (8.22%) Rust
10 99 (6.07%) PowerShell
11 96 (5.89%) Ruby
12 90 (5.52%) Kotlin
13 77 (4.72%) PHP
14 62 (3.80%) Scala
15 48 (2.94%) Groovy
16 47 (2.88%) C++
17 41 (2.52%) Shell Script
18 29 (1.78%) C
19 28 (1.72%) Lua
20 26 (1.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 104 (6.38%) Degree
2 48 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.55%) HNC
8 9 (0.55%) HND
9 6 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.37%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.37%) PhD
9 6 (0.37%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.31%) MCSE
10 5 (0.31%) RHCE
11 2 (0.12%) CISSP
12 1 (0.061%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.061%) CISM
12 1 (0.061%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (9.08%) QA
2 90 (5.52%) SLA
3 54 (3.31%) Accessibility
4 43 (2.64%) SOC 2
5 42 (2.58%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.53%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.92%) GDPR
8 14 (0.86%) SOC 1
9 10 (0.61%) PSD2
10 6 (0.37%) FedRAMP
11 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.25%) NIST
12 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 714 (43.80%) Docker
2 29 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.37%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.37%) Varnish
6 6 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.12%) NFS
7 2 (0.12%) Samba
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 846 (51.90%) Kubernetes
2 790 (48.47%) Terraform
3 325 (19.94%) Prometheus
4 301 (18.47%) Grafana
5 246 (15.09%) Ansible
6 115 (7.06%) Istio
7 61 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
8 59 (3.62%) Argo
9 40 (2.45%) Puppet
10 38 (2.33%) Mesos
11 25 (1.53%) Graylog
12 20 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
13 19 (1.17%) Graphite
14 17 (1.04%) Rancher
15 16 (0.98%) Kibana
16 15 (0.92%) Opsgenie
16 15 (0.92%) PowerCLI
17 13 (0.80%) Bugsnag
18 11 (0.67%) HAProxy
19 9 (0.55%) Packer
Vendors
1 199 (12.21%) Google
2 122 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 99 (6.07%) Splunk
4 93 (5.71%) New Relic
5 80 (4.91%) TrueLayer
6 68 (4.17%) AppDynamics
7 66 (4.05%) Revolut
8 59 (3.62%) PagerDuty
9 55 (3.37%) Spotify
10 49 (3.01%) Samsung
11 44 (2.70%) Tencent
12 40 (2.45%) VMware
13 36 (2.21%) Dynatrace
14 34 (2.09%) ServiceNow
15 31 (1.90%) Funding Circle
16 28 (1.72%) Red Hat
17 23 (1.41%) IBM
18 20 (1.23%) Trayport
19 18 (1.10%) Apple
19 18 (1.10%) Checkmarx