Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Serverless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Serverless over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Serverless Computing
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 181 283
Rank change year-on-year +77 +102 +202
Permanent jobs citing Serverless 2,802 1,911 1,750
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.10% 1.96% 1.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.48% 5.57% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,949 1,564 1,301
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +15.00%

Serverless is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 37,483 34,311 40,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 35.23% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,987 28,245 33,253
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,450 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Serverless
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Serverless over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Serverless in the UK

Serverless
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Serverless within the UK over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. 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 +77 2,567 £72,500 +3.57% 529
London +75 1,742 £80,000 - 264
UK excluding London +22 850 £60,000 +4.35% 297
Work from Home +4 654 £75,000 +30.43% 135
North of England -26 249 £60,000 +9.09% 88
South East +44 213 £65,000 -1.89% 70
North West +6 152 £62,500 +13.64% 54
South West +29 135 £50,000 -8.15% 31
Midlands +15 114 £60,000 +20.00% 45
Yorkshire -38 87 £60,000 +5.26% 26
West Midlands +2 77 £62,500 +17.37% 38
East of England +16 65 £58,750 +17.50% 31
Scotland -8 60 £57,000 +3.64% 15
East Midlands +18 37 £48,750 -2.50% 6
Wales +16 11 £50,000 +36.99% 14
North East 0 10 £51,250 -1.90% 8
Northern Ireland +9 6 £57,750 +35.88% 3

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT jobs citing Serverless 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 Serverless.

1 2,105 (75.12%) AWS
2 1,503 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
3 1,325 (47.29%) AWS Lambda
4 1,249 (44.58%) DevOps
5 1,231 (43.93%) Python
6 1,033 (36.87%) JavaScript
7 1,017 (36.30%) Azure
8 992 (35.40%) Software Engineering
9 937 (33.44%) Microservices
10 878 (31.33%) Docker
11 809 (28.87%) React
12 771 (27.52%) Terraform
13 758 (27.05%) SQL
14 725 (25.87%) Kubernetes
15 687 (24.52%) Finance
16 668 (23.84%) .NET
17 663 (23.66%) GCP
18 662 (23.63%) Web Services
19 659 (23.52%) Java
20 655 (23.38%) Node.js
21 589 (21.02%) C#
22 508 (18.13%) TDD
23 479 (17.09%) TypeScript
24 457 (16.31%) Amazon S3
25 454 (16.20%) Jenkins
26 447 (15.95%) Infrastructure as Code
27 435 (15.52%) Azure Functions
28 426 (15.20%) Amazon EC2
29 406 (14.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
30 395 (14.10%) AngularJS

Serverless
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
1 156 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
2 135 (4.82%) Apache
3 105 (3.75%) Apache Spark
4 99 (3.53%) Confluence
5 64 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 49 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
7 28 (1.00%) CMS
8 27 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 23 (0.82%) IIS
10 20 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.68%) Drupal
12 18 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.61%) WordPress
14 16 (0.57%) nginx
15 15 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.46%) Headless CMS
17 11 (0.39%) Umbraco
18 8 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
19 7 (0.25%) Kentico
Applications
1 20 (0.71%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.21%) Revit
3 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.071%) Figma
7 1 (0.036%) InVision
7 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.036%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 51 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.93%) Magento
3 4 (0.14%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.14%) Summit
4 2 (0.071%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.036%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.036%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.036%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,105 (75.12%) AWS
2 1,325 (47.29%) AWS Lambda
3 1,017 (36.30%) Azure
4 663 (23.66%) GCP
5 457 (16.31%) Amazon S3
6 435 (15.52%) Azure Functions
7 426 (15.20%) Amazon EC2
8 357 (12.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 343 (12.24%) Amazon ECS
10 280 (9.99%) PaaS
11 276 (9.85%) SaaS
12 235 (8.39%) Amazon SQS
13 191 (6.82%) Amazon EKS
14 174 (6.21%) GitHub
15 158 (5.64%) Azure Service Bus
16 154 (5.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 150 (5.35%) IaaS
18 120 (4.28%) Azure Logic Apps
19 114 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
20 108 (3.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.50%) HTTP
2 59 (2.11%) Firewall
3 38 (1.36%) DNS
4 23 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.68%) VPN
6 17 (0.61%) Internet
7 14 (0.50%) Network Security
8 11 (0.39%) VLAN
9 9 (0.32%) SSH
10 6 (0.21%) AMQP
10 6 (0.21%) Broadband
10 6 (0.21%) MQTT
11 5 (0.18%) SSL
12 4 (0.14%) FTP
12 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.11%) IPv4
13 3 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.11%) SAN
13 3 (0.11%) SMTP
13 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (14.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 350 (12.49%) SQL Server
3 342 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
4 329 (11.74%) MySQL
5 319 (11.38%) Amazon RDS
6 264 (9.42%) NoSQL
7 223 (7.96%) Relational Database
8 194 (6.92%) MongoDB
9 171 (6.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 146 (5.21%) Big Data
11 116 (4.14%) Redis
12 112 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
13 103 (3.68%) Amazon Aurora
14 89 (3.18%) RDBMS
15 88 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
16 73 (2.61%) Hadoop
17 71 (2.53%) BigQuery
18 63 (2.25%) Power BI
19 51 (1.82%) Data Lake
20 48 (1.71%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 454 (16.20%) Jenkins
2 361 (12.88%) Git (software)
3 174 (6.21%) JIRA
4 157 (5.60%) GitLab
5 77 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 72 (2.57%) Artifactory
7 71 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 71 (2.53%) Cypress.io
8 67 (2.39%) Selenium
9 66 (2.36%) Postman
10 63 (2.25%) Maven
11 47 (1.68%) webpack
12 46 (1.64%) JUnit
13 45 (1.61%) Cucumber
13 45 (1.61%) JMeter
14 43 (1.53%) Bitbucket
15 42 (1.50%) Visual Studio
16 36 (1.28%) CircleCI
17 33 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 687 (24.52%) Finance
2 394 (14.06%) Social Skills
3 157 (5.60%) Public Sector
4 138 (4.93%) Marketing
5 133 (4.75%) Banking
6 119 (4.25%) Retail
7 98 (3.50%) Games
8 92 (3.28%) Front Office
9 87 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
10 84 (3.00%) Legal
11 56 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
12 43 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 39 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
14 38 (1.36%) Telecoms
15 37 (1.32%) Automotive
15 37 (1.32%) Law
16 31 (1.11%) Financial Institution
17 25 (0.89%) Advertising
18 24 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
19 23 (0.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,111 (39.65%) Developer
2 618 (22.06%) Software Engineer
3 365 (13.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 354 (12.63%) AWS Engineer
5 280 (9.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 254 (9.06%) React Developer
7 241 (8.60%) Senior Developer
8 218 (7.78%) Full Stack Developer
9 175 (6.25%) AWS Developer
9 175 (6.25%) Python Engineer
10 170 (6.07%) Cloud Engineer
11 161 (5.75%) Senior Software Engineer
12 158 (5.64%) Architect
12 158 (5.64%) Senior DevOps
13 138 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 131 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 129 (4.60%) Data Engineer
16 128 (4.57%) AWS Software Engineer
16 128 (4.57%) C# Developer
17 121 (4.32%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 809 (28.87%) React
2 668 (23.84%) .NET
3 662 (23.63%) Web Services
4 655 (23.38%) Node.js
5 395 (14.10%) AngularJS
6 368 (13.13%) REST
7 314 (11.21%) .NET Core
8 305 (10.89%) CSS
9 243 (8.67%) HTML
10 234 (8.35%) React Native
11 207 (7.39%) GraphQL
12 188 (6.71%) RESTful
13 151 (5.39%) Kafka
14 139 (4.96%) Vue.js
15 127 (4.53%) .NET Framework
16 115 (4.10%) Serverless Framework
17 110 (3.93%) ASP.NET
18 109 (3.89%) HTML5
19 108 (3.85%) gRPC
20 98 (3.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 184 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 156 (5.57%) User Experience
3 151 (5.39%) Cloud Native
4 132 (4.71%) Hedge funds
5 97 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 87 (3.10%) Public Cloud
7 78 (2.78%) Blog
8 68 (2.43%) Pricing Data
9 58 (2.07%) Derivative
10 55 (1.96%) NHS
11 45 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
12 41 (1.46%) Equities
13 40 (1.43%) Algorithms
14 39 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 38 (1.36%) Fixed Income
16 34 (1.21%) Management Information System
17 29 (1.03%) Data Centre
17 29 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
18 26 (0.93%) Data Structures
19 25 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 295 (10.53%) Linux
2 116 (4.14%) Windows
3 74 (2.64%) Unix
4 54 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 50 (1.78%) Android
6 49 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 44 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 31 (1.11%) Alpine Linux
10 9 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.25%) CentOS
12 6 (0.21%) Kali Linux
12 6 (0.21%) VMS
13 5 (0.18%) SUSE
14 4 (0.14%) Debian
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.071%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.071%) tvOS
16 1 (0.036%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,503 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,249 (44.58%) DevOps
3 992 (35.40%) Software Engineering
4 937 (33.44%) Microservices
5 508 (18.13%) TDD
6 447 (15.95%) Infrastructure as Code
7 376 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
8 374 (13.35%) Asset Management
9 362 (12.92%) Test Automation
10 341 (12.17%) Mentoring
11 328 (11.71%) Scrum
12 257 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
13 255 (9.10%) Analytics
14 236 (8.42%) BDD
15 226 (8.07%) Deployment Automation
16 220 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
17 209 (7.46%) OO
18 190 (6.78%) Fintech
19 188 (6.71%) Progressive Web App
20 185 (6.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,231 (43.93%) Python
2 1,033 (36.87%) JavaScript
3 758 (27.05%) SQL
4 659 (23.52%) Java
5 589 (21.02%) C#
6 479 (17.09%) TypeScript
7 240 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 142 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 139 (4.96%) Go
10 130 (4.64%) PHP
11 124 (4.43%) Scala
12 100 (3.57%) Ruby
13 97 (3.46%) ES6
14 73 (2.61%) T-SQL
15 58 (2.07%) Kotlin
16 42 (1.50%) C++
17 40 (1.43%) Clojure
17 40 (1.43%) Java 8
18 29 (1.03%) Rust
19 27 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 201 (7.17%) Degree
2 103 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 60 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 39 (1.39%) AWS Certification
6 27 (0.96%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.57%) CISSP
8 13 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.46%) OCP
8 13 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.36%) CISA
11 9 (0.32%) CISM
12 8 (0.29%) PhD
13 6 (0.21%) ISSAP
13 6 (0.21%) ISSEP
14 3 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.071%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.071%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (4.82%) QA
2 36 (1.28%) GDPR
3 18 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.50%) SLA
6 12 (0.43%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.36%) NIST
7 10 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.29%) COBIT
9 6 (0.21%) SOC 2
10 3 (0.11%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.071%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.071%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.071%) WCAG
12 1 (0.036%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.036%) GLBA
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.036%) SEPA
System Software
1 878 (31.33%) Docker
2 119 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (0.89%) VirtualBox
5 20 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.21%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.21%) KVM
7 6 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.18%) Xen
9 4 (0.14%) Varnish
9 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) vSphere
11 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 771 (27.52%) Terraform
2 725 (25.87%) Kubernetes
3 259 (9.24%) Ansible
4 116 (4.14%) Prometheus
5 101 (3.60%) Grafana
6 85 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
7 82 (2.93%) Puppet
8 36 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (0.71%) Kibana
10 18 (0.64%) Rancher
11 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.54%) Istio
13 12 (0.43%) Packer
14 11 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.36%) Rundeck
16 8 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
17 6 (0.21%) Nagios
17 6 (0.21%) Opsgenie
17 6 (0.21%) Zipkin
18 5 (0.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 367 (13.10%) Google
2 353 (12.60%) Microsoft
3 198 (7.07%) Oracle
4 68 (2.43%) Sybase
5 44 (1.57%) Splunk
6 37 (1.32%) Talend
7 36 (1.28%) Databricks
8 32 (1.14%) IBM
9 28 (1.00%) Cloudera
9 28 (1.00%) Informatica
10 26 (0.93%) Adobe
10 26 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 26 (0.93%) New Relic
10 26 (0.93%) SAP
11 25 (0.89%) Hortonworks
12 23 (0.82%) VMware
13 21 (0.75%) Nintex
13 21 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (0.71%) Dynatrace
15 19 (0.68%) Cisco