Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Slack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Slack over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 693 774 903
Rank change year-on-year +81 +129 +167
Permanent jobs citing Slack 286 334 316
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.71% 0.82% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 177 214 245
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.70% +16.75%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £34,100
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +25.00%

Slack 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 40,383 40,788 40,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.63% 27.52% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 32,822 32,570 32,994
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Slack over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the UK over the 6 months to 3 April 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 +66 271 £57,500 +9.52% 21
London +67 141 £63,750 +6.25% 7
UK excluding London +43 120 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Work from Home +48 67 £55,000 -12.00% 5
South East +71 49 £65,000 +62.50% 2
North of England +28 32 £52,500 +0.70% 2
North West +18 16 £52,500 +20.32%
Midlands +50 14 £52,500 +22.09% 3
South West +35 12 £50,000 -23.08% 5
Scotland +38 9 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Yorkshire +18 9 £60,000 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +47 7 £50,000 +16.28%
East Midlands +33 7 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North East +13 7 - -
East of England +57 3 - - 2
Wales - 1 £30,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT jobs citing Slack 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 Slack.

1 174 (60.84%) JIRA
2 130 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (40.91%) Docker
4 116 (40.56%) DevOps
5 105 (36.71%) Python
6 91 (31.82%) Jenkins
6 91 (31.82%) Confluence
7 83 (29.02%) User Experience
8 79 (27.62%) AWS
9 70 (24.48%) Kubernetes
10 67 (23.43%) Azure
11 66 (23.08%) Linux
12 65 (22.73%) Scrum
13 64 (22.38%) Terraform
14 63 (22.03%) JavaScript
15 58 (20.28%) Git (software)
16 57 (19.93%) Ansible
16 57 (19.93%) Data Science
17 56 (19.58%) Machine Learning
18 54 (18.88%) GitHub
18 54 (18.88%) Java
19 53 (18.53%) Puppet
20 52 (18.18%) TDD
21 50 (17.48%) SQL
22 48 (16.78%) Test Automation
23 46 (16.08%) Microservices
23 46 (16.08%) Microsoft
24 45 (15.73%) .NET
25 44 (15.38%) Dropbox
25 44 (15.38%) CrowdStrike

Slack
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 91 (31.82%) Confluence
2 17 (5.94%) Apache Spark
3 14 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.45%) CMS
6 6 (2.10%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.10%) WordPress
7 4 (1.40%) Drupal
7 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.40%) Tornado
8 3 (1.05%) Apache
8 3 (1.05%) IIS
8 3 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.70%) Mule
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Figma
2 4 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.05%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (1.05%) InVision
3 3 (1.05%) Sketch
3 3 (1.05%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 79 (27.62%) AWS
2 67 (23.43%) Azure
3 54 (18.88%) GitHub
4 44 (15.38%) Dropbox
5 29 (10.14%) SaaS
6 18 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (6.29%) Datadog
7 14 (4.90%) OpenShift
8 12 (4.20%) Amazon ECS
9 11 (3.85%) GCP
9 11 (3.85%) Trello
10 10 (3.50%) Power Platform
10 10 (3.50%) Sumo Logic
11 8 (2.80%) Office 365
11 8 (2.80%) PaaS
12 7 (2.45%) BlazeMeter
12 7 (2.45%) Kong
13 6 (2.10%) Amazon EKS
13 6 (2.10%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (2.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.59%) Skype
2 14 (4.90%) Internet
3 12 (4.20%) GoToMeeting
4 11 (3.85%) DNS
5 9 (3.15%) NetScaler
5 9 (3.15%) SAN
6 7 (2.45%) BGP
6 7 (2.45%) OSPF
7 6 (2.10%) MQTT
8 5 (1.75%) Firewall
9 4 (1.40%) Network Security
9 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.05%) LAN
10 3 (1.05%) VPN
10 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.70%) Intranet
11 2 (0.70%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.70%) WAN
12 1 (0.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (9.79%) Big Data
3 27 (9.44%) SQL Server
4 24 (8.39%) MySQL
5 21 (7.34%) Redis
6 16 (5.59%) InfluxDB
7 13 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 10 (3.50%) Power BI
9 9 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.10%) GIS
11 5 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.75%) Parquet
12 4 (1.40%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.70%) Cognos Impromptu
15 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 174 (60.84%) JIRA
2 91 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 58 (20.28%) Git (software)
4 38 (13.29%) Bitbucket
5 32 (11.19%) Selenium
6 31 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (10.49%) JMeter
8 25 (8.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (8.04%) Cucumber
10 19 (6.64%) Subversion
11 16 (5.59%) Artifactory
11 16 (5.59%) Maven
12 13 (4.55%) GitLab
12 13 (4.55%) GoCD
12 13 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (4.20%) Ant
13 12 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (3.85%) Eclipse
14 11 (3.85%) Gradle
15 10 (3.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 43 (15.03%) Finance
2 13 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.20%) Banking
4 10 (3.50%) Games
5 7 (2.45%) Back Office
6 4 (1.40%) Automotive
7 3 (1.05%) Billing
7 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.05%) Legal
7 3 (1.05%) Local Government
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
8 2 (0.70%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (21.33%) Developer
2 21 (7.34%) Java Developer
2 21 (7.34%) Team Leader
3 18 (6.29%) Scrum Master
3 18 (6.29%) Senior Developer
4 16 (5.59%) .NET Developer
4 16 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (4.90%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 13 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.20%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (3.50%) Architect
9 10 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) Citrix Engineer
10 9 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (3.15%) Technical Architect
10 9 (3.15%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.73%) .NET
2 38 (13.29%) Web Services
3 31 (10.84%) HTML
4 28 (9.79%) CSS
5 27 (9.44%) RabbitMQ
6 24 (8.39%) Elastic Stack
7 22 (7.69%) Kafka
8 21 (7.34%) Spring
9 20 (6.99%) JSON
10 15 (5.24%) REST
11 12 (4.20%) RESTful
12 11 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (3.85%) Apache Camel
12 11 (3.85%) GWT
12 11 (3.85%) Hibernate
12 11 (3.85%) J2SE
12 11 (3.85%) JMS
12 11 (3.85%) LDAP
13 10 (3.50%) jQuery
14 9 (3.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (29.02%) User Experience
2 37 (12.94%) Public Cloud
3 28 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (8.74%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.90%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (4.55%) PKI
7 12 (4.20%) Algorithms
8 10 (3.50%) Cloud Native
9 9 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (3.15%) Virtual Team
10 6 (2.10%) Blog
10 6 (2.10%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.75%) PMI
12 3 (1.05%) Animation
12 3 (1.05%) Social Media
12 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.70%) Podcast
13 2 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.08%) Linux
2 43 (15.03%) Windows
3 23 (8.04%) CentOS
4 12 (4.20%) Mac OS
5 9 (3.15%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.45%) Debian
8 6 (2.10%) Unix
8 6 (2.10%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.40%) Android
9 4 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.40%) VMS
10 3 (1.05%) Fedora
11 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (40.56%) DevOps
3 65 (22.73%) Scrum
4 57 (19.93%) Data Science
5 56 (19.58%) Machine Learning
6 52 (18.18%) TDD
7 48 (16.78%) Test Automation
8 46 (16.08%) Microservices
9 43 (15.03%) Mentoring
10 41 (14.34%) Open Source
11 38 (13.29%) Infrastructure as Code
12 37 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (12.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (10.84%) BDD
15 30 (10.49%) Kanban
16 29 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (10.14%) Software Engineering
17 28 (9.79%) Root Cause Analysis
18 26 (9.09%) Coaching
19 24 (8.39%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 105 (36.71%) Python
2 63 (22.03%) JavaScript
3 54 (18.88%) Java
4 50 (17.48%) SQL
5 39 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 35 (12.24%) Ruby
7 29 (10.14%) C#
8 24 (8.39%) Bash Shell
9 19 (6.64%) TypeScript
10 16 (5.59%) PHP
11 14 (4.90%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.50%) C++
13 7 (2.45%) Groovy
13 7 (2.45%) Scala
13 7 (2.45%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.45%) VBScript
14 5 (1.75%) Java 8
15 4 (1.40%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.40%) C-shell
15 4 (1.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 38 (13.29%) Degree
2 21 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.45%) AWS Certification
6 6 (2.10%) CCNP
6 6 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.75%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.40%) PhD
8 4 (1.40%) PMP
9 3 (1.05%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.99%) QA
2 9 (3.15%) SLA
3 8 (2.80%) GDPR
4 7 (2.45%) NIST
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 117 (40.91%) Docker
2 22 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (4.20%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.15%) XenApp
5 9 (3.15%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.80%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.70%) Postfix
8 1 (0.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 70 (24.48%) Kubernetes
2 64 (22.38%) Terraform
3 57 (19.93%) Ansible
4 53 (18.53%) Puppet
5 34 (11.89%) Grafana
6 32 (11.19%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (5.94%) Jamf Pro
8 14 (4.90%) Packer
9 13 (4.55%) HP SiteScope
9 13 (4.55%) Nagios
9 13 (4.55%) ZABBIX
10 9 (3.15%) SCCM
11 6 (2.10%) Kibana
11 6 (2.10%) Pingdom
12 4 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.70%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.35%) Consul
14 1 (0.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 46 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.38%) CrowdStrike
3 33 (11.54%) VMware
4 25 (8.74%) Google
4 25 (8.74%) Red Hat
5 19 (6.64%) Oracle
5 19 (6.64%) SaltStack
6 13 (4.55%) Perforce
7 12 (4.20%) New Relic
8 11 (3.85%) Cisco
8 11 (3.85%) HP
9 9 (3.15%) Citrix
9 9 (3.15%) Juniper
10 7 (2.45%) CA
10 7 (2.45%) CA Agile Central
10 7 (2.45%) IBM
10 7 (2.45%) Micro Focus
10 7 (2.45%) Parasoft
10 7 (2.45%) Sage
11 6 (2.10%) PagerDuty