Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Serverless Computing
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 216 405
Rank change year-on-year +98 +189 +399
Permanent jobs citing Serverless 1,328 2,228 1,308
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 1.59% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.85% 5.10% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,353 1,948 1,134
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,912
90th Percentile £118,750 £100,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.90% +0.91% +22.22%

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 19,386 43,714 41,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.21% 31.16% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16,083 35,549 33,240
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 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 +95 1,281 £70,000 - 296
London +91 809 £80,000 +3.23% 152
UK excluding London +89 502 £55,000 -0.90% 174
Work from Home +16 208 £62,500 -10.71% 73
North of England +84 172 £52,500 -10.64% 58
South East +86 144 £65,000 - 32
Yorkshire +196 86 £50,000 +6.38% 12
North West +10 82 £55,000 -8.33% 42
Midlands +51 69 £50,000 -9.09% 18
South West +84 54 £55,000 +15.79% 26
West Midlands +51 49 £50,000 -4.76% 13
East of England +129 33 £56,250 +2.27% 12
Scotland +92 32 £70,000 +27.27% 23
East Midlands +59 20 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Wales +41 4 £50,000 - 7
North East +15 4 £47,500 -22.13% 4
Northern Ireland +20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 1,065 (80.20%) AWS
2 790 (59.49%) AWS Lambda
3 724 (54.52%) DevOps
4 696 (52.41%) Python
5 589 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
6 498 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 443 (33.36%) Docker
8 439 (33.06%) Azure
9 421 (31.70%) Kubernetes
10 413 (31.10%) Microservices
11 372 (28.01%) Java
12 361 (27.18%) SQL
13 350 (26.36%) Finance
14 335 (25.23%) Software Engineering
15 327 (24.62%) Node.js
16 310 (23.34%) Terraform
17 298 (22.44%) React
18 288 (21.69%) Web Services
19 284 (21.39%) Jenkins
20 244 (18.37%) GCP
21 243 (18.30%) Amazon S3
22 232 (17.47%) Amazon EC2
23 225 (16.94%) SQL Server
24 215 (16.19%) TDD
25 211 (15.89%) AngularJS
26 210 (15.81%) SaaS
27 203 (15.29%) Amazon ECS
28 201 (15.14%) Asset Management
29 196 (14.76%) Mentoring
30 194 (14.61%) Amazon DynamoDB

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
1 135 (10.17%) Apache
2 71 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
3 51 (3.84%) Apache Spark
4 43 (3.24%) Confluence
5 17 (1.28%) CMS
6 14 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.75%) Headless CMS
9 8 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (0.60%) nginx
10 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.53%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.45%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.38%) IIS
13 4 (0.30%) Ethereum
13 4 (0.30%) Hyperledger
13 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.23%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.30%) Eikon
3 4 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
4 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,065 (80.20%) AWS
2 790 (59.49%) AWS Lambda
3 439 (33.06%) Azure
4 244 (18.37%) GCP
5 243 (18.30%) Amazon S3
6 232 (17.47%) Amazon EC2
7 210 (15.81%) SaaS
8 203 (15.29%) Amazon ECS
9 173 (13.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 154 (11.60%) Azure Functions
11 109 (8.21%) PaaS
12 94 (7.08%) IaaS
13 75 (5.65%) Apigee
14 72 (5.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 62 (4.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 61 (4.59%) Power Platform
17 60 (4.52%) Amazon Kinesis
17 60 (4.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 54 (4.07%) Amazon SQS
19 49 (3.69%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.52%) DNS
2 29 (2.18%) Firewall
2 29 (2.18%) Internet
3 21 (1.58%) HTTP
3 21 (1.58%) Network Security
4 20 (1.51%) VPN
5 16 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.30%) AMQP
7 4 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.30%) SSL
8 3 (0.23%) VoIP
9 2 (0.15%) FTP
9 2 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.15%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.15%) SMTP
9 2 (0.15%) SSH
9 2 (0.15%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.15%) WAN
10 1 (0.075%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 194 (14.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 185 (13.93%) MySQL
4 167 (12.58%) PostgreSQL
5 152 (11.45%) Amazon Redshift
6 122 (9.19%) NoSQL
7 114 (8.58%) MongoDB
8 112 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
9 92 (6.93%) Amazon RDS
10 55 (4.14%) Big Data
11 50 (3.77%) Redis
12 46 (3.46%) Data Lake
13 39 (2.94%) Amazon Athena
13 39 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
14 31 (2.33%) Relational Database
15 27 (2.03%) Power BI
16 25 (1.88%) BigQuery
17 23 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
18 21 (1.58%) Blockchain
19 19 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 284 (21.39%) Jenkins
2 164 (12.35%) Git (software)
3 120 (9.04%) GitLab
4 96 (7.23%) JIRA
5 83 (6.25%) TeamCity
6 81 (6.10%) Artifactory
7 53 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 45 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (2.71%) webpack
10 35 (2.64%) Bitbucket
11 34 (2.56%) Selenium
12 33 (2.48%) CircleCI
13 25 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (1.73%) Visual Studio
15 19 (1.43%) Subversion
16 16 (1.20%) Codeship
16 16 (1.20%) Cucumber
17 13 (0.98%) Cypress.io
18 12 (0.90%) Appium
18 12 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 350 (26.36%) Finance
2 176 (13.25%) Banking
3 85 (6.40%) Back Office
4 66 (4.97%) Front Office
5 46 (3.46%) Games
5 46 (3.46%) Law
5 46 (3.46%) Retail
6 34 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.96%) Public Sector
8 25 (1.88%) Marketing
9 20 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.90%) Advertising
11 9 (0.68%) Local Government
12 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.45%) Publishing
13 5 (0.38%) Automotive
14 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.30%) Legal
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 483 (36.37%) Developer
2 204 (15.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 153 (11.52%) AWS Engineer
4 147 (11.07%) Software Engineer
5 116 (8.73%) Python Engineer
6 113 (8.51%) Architect
7 110 (8.28%) Full Stack Developer
8 105 (7.91%) Python Developer
9 98 (7.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 95 (7.15%) Senior Developer
11 85 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
12 82 (6.17%) AWS DevOps
13 80 (6.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 76 (5.72%) Cloud Architect
15 73 (5.50%) Node.js Developer
16 72 (5.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 72 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
17 69 (5.20%) AWS Developer
18 65 (4.89%) React Developer
19 62 (4.67%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (24.62%) Node.js
2 298 (22.44%) React
3 288 (21.69%) Web Services
4 211 (15.89%) AngularJS
5 177 (13.33%) .NET
6 158 (11.90%) HTML
7 133 (10.02%) CSS
8 125 (9.41%) REST
9 119 (8.96%) Vue.js
10 109 (8.21%) Kafka
11 106 (7.98%) gRPC
12 94 (7.08%) OAuth
13 87 (6.55%) Swagger
14 79 (5.95%) HTML5
15 76 (5.72%) RESTful
16 74 (5.57%) .NET Core
17 72 (5.42%) GraphQL
18 54 (4.07%) .NET Framework
19 53 (3.99%) Redux
20 43 (3.24%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 166 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 162 (12.20%) Cloud Native
3 101 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
4 66 (4.97%) Derivative
4 66 (4.97%) Fixed Income
5 64 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 62 (4.67%) Equities
7 57 (4.29%) User Experience
8 56 (4.22%) Mobile App
9 48 (3.61%) Public Cloud
10 44 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.36%) Blog
14 16 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.13%) Algorithms
16 14 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 12 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
18 11 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 165 (12.42%) Linux
2 62 (4.67%) Windows
3 31 (2.33%) Android
3 31 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 24 (1.81%) Unix
5 19 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.83%) CentOS
9 7 (0.53%) CoreOS
9 7 (0.53%) VMS
10 4 (0.30%) Debian
10 4 (0.30%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (54.52%) DevOps
2 589 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (31.10%) Microservices
4 335 (25.23%) Software Engineering
5 215 (16.19%) TDD
6 201 (15.14%) Asset Management
7 196 (14.76%) Mentoring
8 159 (11.97%) Infrastructure as Code
9 155 (11.67%) Fintech
10 145 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
10 145 (10.92%) Investment Management
11 129 (9.71%) Scrum
12 126 (9.49%) Test Automation
13 104 (7.83%) BDD
14 98 (7.38%) Configuration Management
15 90 (6.78%) Analytics
16 85 (6.40%) Open Source
17 77 (5.80%) SDLC
17 77 (5.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 74 (5.57%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 696 (52.41%) Python
2 498 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 372 (28.01%) Java
4 361 (27.18%) SQL
5 177 (13.33%) C#
6 169 (12.73%) TypeScript
7 104 (7.83%) PowerShell
8 102 (7.68%) Bash Shell
9 81 (6.10%) Kotlin
10 64 (4.82%) Go
11 55 (4.14%) PHP
12 50 (3.77%) Scala
13 47 (3.54%) Ruby
14 44 (3.31%) ES6
15 36 (2.71%) T-SQL
16 29 (2.18%) C++
17 24 (1.81%) C
18 22 (1.66%) Shell Script
19 19 (1.43%) VB.NET
20 17 (1.28%) Rust
Qualifications
1 62 (4.67%) Degree
2 50 (3.77%) Sun Certification
3 45 (3.39%) AWS Certification
4 30 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 25 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.60%) CISSP
8 7 (0.53%) ISEB
9 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.30%) CCSP
11 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.23%) PhD
13 2 (0.15%) CCNA
13 2 (0.15%) MCP
13 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.92%) QA
2 17 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.28%) SLA
3 15 (1.13%) GDPR
4 12 (0.90%) NIST
4 12 (0.90%) NIST 800
5 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 443 (33.36%) Docker
2 44 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.53%) GlusterFS
3 7 (0.53%) VirtualBox
3 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.45%) Varnish
5 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.15%) iptables
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.075%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.075%) HDFS
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.075%) zsh
Systems Management
1 421 (31.70%) Kubernetes
2 310 (23.34%) Terraform
3 172 (12.95%) Ansible
4 89 (6.70%) Puppet
5 64 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.28%) Kibana
7 13 (0.98%) logstash
7 13 (0.98%) Rancher
8 12 (0.90%) Packer
8 12 (0.90%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.60%) Nagios
10 6 (0.45%) Grafana
10 6 (0.45%) Mesos
11 5 (0.38%) Cobbler
11 5 (0.38%) Consul
12 4 (0.30%) Automic
12 4 (0.30%) Salt
13 3 (0.23%) Istio
13 3 (0.23%) Marathon
13 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 174 (13.10%) Google
2 125 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 97 (7.30%) Oracle
4 33 (2.48%) Splunk
5 21 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (1.51%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.20%) Databricks
8 14 (1.05%) Tableau
9 13 (0.98%) New Relic
9 13 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.90%) Dynatrace
11 9 (0.68%) VMware
12 8 (0.60%) IBM
13 7 (0.53%) Cisco
13 7 (0.53%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.53%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.53%) Talend
13 7 (0.53%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.45%) AppDynamics
15 5 (0.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud