Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 746 864 986
Rank change year-on-year +118 +122 +112
Permanent jobs citing Slack 301 287 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.68% 0.70% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 203 162 179
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £35,000 £27,450
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% +28.57%

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 44,005 40,763 35,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.90% 25.65% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 35,903 32,693 29,383
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Slack.

Salary trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Slack over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 14 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 9 December 2019. 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 +123 287 £61,250 +6.52% 49
UK excluding London +134 161 £55,000 - 29
London +11 106 £70,000 +14.29% 28
South East +91 66 £72,500 +20.83% 4
North of England +67 46 £46,000 -11.76% 7
North West +57 30 £46,000 -3.93% 3
Yorkshire +20 16 £43,750 -16.08% 3
Midlands +36 15 £50,000 -22.76% 5
East of England +67 14 £55,000 -26.67% 1
South West -1 14 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +24 10 £50,000 -22.76% 3
East Midlands +20 5 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Scotland +12 5 £37,500 -31.82% 7
Wales -2 1 £37,500 +10.29% 2

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 180 (59.80%) JIRA
2 137 (45.51%) DevOps
3 133 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 124 (41.20%) GitHub
6 121 (40.20%) Confluence
7 111 (36.88%) Docker
8 108 (35.88%) Scrum
9 106 (35.22%) Test Automation
10 104 (34.55%) JavaScript
11 92 (30.56%) AWS
12 88 (29.24%) Python
13 87 (28.90%) Microsoft
13 87 (28.90%) Azure
14 75 (24.92%) Java
14 75 (24.92%) C#
15 74 (24.58%) TDD
16 70 (23.26%) Puppet
17 66 (21.93%) Terraform
18 64 (21.26%) Git (software)
18 64 (21.26%) Ansible
19 59 (19.60%) .NET
20 58 (19.27%) BDD
21 55 (18.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 55 (18.27%) Kubernetes
22 54 (17.94%) RESTful
23 53 (17.61%) JSON
24 50 (16.61%) Linux
25 49 (16.28%) HTML
26 48 (15.95%) Open Source

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
1 121 (40.20%) Confluence
2 15 (4.98%) WordPress
3 10 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.66%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.99%) Apache
5 6 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.99%) Mule
6 5 (1.66%) CMS
6 5 (1.66%) IIS
7 4 (1.33%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.33%) nginx
8 2 (0.66%) Drupal
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.66%) Tornado
8 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.33%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) InVision
1 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.99%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.66%) Sketch
3 4 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.33%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.66%) Flinto
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.66%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 29 (9.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (41.20%) GitHub
2 92 (30.56%) AWS
3 87 (28.90%) Azure
4 33 (10.96%) Serverless
5 29 (9.63%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (9.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (8.64%) SaaS
8 25 (8.31%) Trello
9 24 (7.97%) Amazon S3
9 24 (7.97%) Amazon SQS
10 23 (7.64%) Datadog
11 22 (7.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 21 (6.98%) OpenShift
13 20 (6.64%) PaaS
14 19 (6.31%) GCP
15 16 (5.32%) IaaS
16 13 (4.32%) Office 365
17 10 (3.32%) G Suite
18 8 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.30%) Skype
2 12 (3.99%) GoToMeeting
3 9 (2.99%) Firewall
4 8 (2.66%) VPN
5 6 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.66%) HTTP
6 5 (1.66%) Internet
7 4 (1.33%) WebEx
8 3 (1.00%) LAN
8 3 (1.00%) VoIP
9 2 (0.66%) FTP
9 2 (0.66%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.33%) HbbTV
10 1 (0.33%) SAN
10 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.64%) Big Data
2 25 (8.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 25 (8.31%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (5.98%) MySQL
4 17 (5.65%) SQL Server
5 14 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.66%) Redis
7 6 (1.99%) InfluxDB
7 6 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.33%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.66%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 180 (59.80%) JIRA
2 129 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 64 (21.26%) Git (software)
4 55 (18.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 43 (14.29%) Bitbucket
6 37 (12.29%) Selenium
7 29 (9.63%) JMeter
8 25 (8.31%) Cucumber
9 21 (6.98%) GitLab
9 21 (6.98%) GoCD
10 17 (5.65%) Subversion
11 16 (5.32%) Maven
12 15 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (3.99%) Cypress.io
13 12 (3.99%) Newman
14 8 (2.66%) Appium
14 8 (2.66%) webpack
15 7 (2.33%) Ant
15 7 (2.33%) Mockito
15 7 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (13.29%) Finance
2 23 (7.64%) Banking
3 11 (3.65%) Games
4 8 (2.66%) Automotive
4 8 (2.66%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.99%) Retail
5 6 (1.99%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Advertising
6 4 (1.33%) Billing
6 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.33%) Marketing
7 3 (1.00%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (43.52%) Developer
2 32 (10.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (8.31%) Senior Developer
4 22 (7.31%) Python Developer
5 21 (6.98%) Java Developer
5 21 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
6 20 (6.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (6.31%) Scrum Master
8 17 (5.65%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (3.99%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.99%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.65%) CRM Developer
12 11 (3.65%) DevOps Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Senior Microsoft Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (19.60%) .NET
2 54 (17.94%) RESTful
3 53 (17.61%) JSON
4 49 (16.28%) HTML
5 41 (13.62%) React
6 36 (11.96%) CSS
7 30 (9.97%) Node.js
8 27 (8.97%) jQuery
9 26 (8.64%) XML
10 23 (7.64%) REST
11 21 (6.98%) AngularJS
11 21 (6.98%) Elastic Stack
11 21 (6.98%) Web Services
12 20 (6.64%) Jest
12 20 (6.64%) Spring
12 20 (6.64%) Vue.js
13 19 (6.31%) HTML5
14 17 (5.65%) ASP.NET
15 12 (3.99%) .NET Core
15 12 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.97%) Public Cloud
2 26 (8.64%) Linux Command Line
3 22 (7.31%) PKI
4 21 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 19 (6.31%) User Experience
6 18 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (3.32%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.66%) e-Learning
11 7 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.66%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.33%) Photography
14 3 (1.00%) Wiki
15 2 (0.66%) Animation
15 2 (0.66%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.61%) Linux
2 17 (5.65%) CentOS
2 17 (5.65%) Windows
3 14 (4.65%) Android
3 14 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.32%) Debian
5 6 (1.99%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.66%) Unix
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) Fedora
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (45.51%) DevOps
2 133 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (35.88%) Scrum
4 106 (35.22%) Test Automation
5 74 (24.58%) TDD
6 58 (19.27%) BDD
7 48 (15.95%) Open Source
8 41 (13.62%) Coaching
8 41 (13.62%) Kanban
9 38 (12.62%) Software Engineering
10 33 (10.96%) CRM
11 32 (10.63%) Microservices
12 30 (9.97%) Mentoring
13 28 (9.30%) Load Balancing
13 28 (9.30%) Multithreading
14 27 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (7.97%) API Design
15 24 (7.97%) Front End Development
16 23 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (7.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.55%) JavaScript
2 88 (29.24%) Python
3 75 (24.92%) C#
3 75 (24.92%) Java
4 47 (15.61%) Ruby
5 43 (14.29%) SQL
6 32 (10.63%) PHP
7 28 (9.30%) Bash Shell
8 26 (8.64%) Shell Script
9 23 (7.64%) PowerShell
10 15 (4.98%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.65%) C++
12 10 (3.32%) C
12 10 (3.32%) ES6
13 7 (2.33%) Scala
14 6 (1.99%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.99%) Go
15 5 (1.66%) Groovy
15 5 (1.66%) Java 8
15 5 (1.66%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 31 (10.30%) Degree
2 23 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.99%) PhD
4 5 (1.66%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.33%) ISEB
6 3 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.32%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) PMO
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (36.88%) Docker
2 8 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.33%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) Varnish
6 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (23.26%) Puppet
2 66 (21.93%) Terraform
3 64 (21.26%) Ansible
4 55 (18.27%) Kubernetes
5 43 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (9.63%) Packer
7 22 (7.31%) ZABBIX
8 21 (6.98%) HP SiteScope
8 21 (6.98%) Nagios
9 14 (4.65%) Grafana
10 8 (2.66%) Kibana
11 6 (1.99%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.66%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (1.66%) logstash
12 5 (1.66%) Pingdom
13 3 (1.00%) Consul
14 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
15 1 (0.33%) Graphite
15 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 87 (28.90%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.63%) Google
3 21 (6.98%) Perforce
3 21 (6.98%) SaltStack
4 10 (3.32%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.66%) Oracle
6 7 (2.33%) Remedy
6 7 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.99%) Adobe
7 6 (1.99%) Freshdesk
7 6 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.66%) Apple
8 5 (1.66%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.66%) PagerDuty
9 4 (1.33%) Pinterest
9 4 (1.33%) VMware
9 4 (1.33%) Zoho
10 3 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (1.00%) Parasoft
10 3 (1.00%) Software AG