Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 803 920 1050
Rank change year-on-year +117 +130 +117
Permanent jobs citing Slack 292 268 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.083%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.67% 0.65% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 209 167 119
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £29,950 £31,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £85,250 £85,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,029 £55,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -3.58% +32.53% +18.57%

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 43,692 41,013 32,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.14% 24.49% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 35,531 33,213 27,033
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £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 21 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 15 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 21 September 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 +122 277 £62,500 +4.17% 64
UK excluding London +126 149 £53,029 -3.58% 23
London +26 119 £67,500 +12.50% 45
South East +77 67 £72,500 +11.54% 3
North of England +69 49 £45,500 -32.59% 5
North West +51 29 £46,000 -31.85% 4
Yorkshire - 19 £43,646 - 1
East of England +64 13 £55,000 -4.35% 1
South West +9 10 £53,750 +19.44% 4
Midlands +34 6 £43,750 -20.45% 6
West Midlands +38 5 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Scotland +5 3 £37,500 -31.82% 4
East Midlands +19 1 £42,500 -22.73%
Wales +3 1 £37,500 -6.25%
North East - 1 £40,823 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 155 (53.08%) JIRA
2 131 (44.86%) GitHub
3 125 (42.81%) DevOps
4 123 (42.12%) Jenkins
5 116 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (39.38%) JavaScript
7 104 (35.62%) Confluence
8 103 (35.27%) Docker
9 94 (32.19%) AWS
10 92 (31.51%) Azure
11 90 (30.82%) Test Automation
12 86 (29.45%) Microsoft
13 83 (28.42%) Scrum
14 76 (26.03%) Python
15 64 (21.92%) Ansible
16 63 (21.58%) C#
17 62 (21.23%) Terraform
18 61 (20.89%) Puppet
19 58 (19.86%) Git (software)
20 57 (19.52%) Java
21 55 (18.84%) JSON
22 54 (18.49%) TDD
22 54 (18.49%) RESTful
23 53 (18.15%) React
23 53 (18.15%) Kubernetes
24 50 (17.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
24 50 (17.12%) .NET
25 47 (16.10%) BDD
26 45 (15.41%) HTML
27 43 (14.73%) Finance

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
1 104 (35.62%) Confluence
2 16 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (4.79%) WordPress
4 11 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.71%) IIS
5 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.71%) nginx
6 4 (1.37%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.37%) Mule
7 3 (1.03%) Apache
8 2 (0.68%) CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Tornado
9 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.34%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.05%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.71%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.71%) InVision
4 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.03%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.03%) Sketch
6 2 (0.68%) Flinto
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 131 (44.86%) GitHub
2 94 (32.19%) AWS
3 92 (31.51%) Azure
4 33 (11.30%) Serverless
5 32 (10.96%) AWS Lambda
5 32 (10.96%) SaaS
6 29 (9.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 27 (9.25%) GCP
8 26 (8.90%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (7.88%) Amazon S3
9 23 (7.88%) OpenShift
10 22 (7.53%) Office 365
10 22 (7.53%) Trello
11 21 (7.19%) Amazon SQS
12 19 (6.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 19 (6.51%) Datadog
13 16 (5.48%) G Suite
14 13 (4.45%) IaaS
14 13 (4.45%) PaaS
15 11 (3.77%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.85%) Skype
2 10 (3.42%) Firewall
3 9 (3.08%) VoIP
4 7 (2.40%) Internet
4 7 (2.40%) LAN
4 7 (2.40%) VPN
5 6 (2.05%) DNS
5 6 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.05%) WebEx
6 5 (1.71%) DHCP
6 5 (1.71%) WAN
6 5 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.37%) HTTP
8 2 (0.68%) DKIM
8 2 (0.68%) DMARC
8 2 (0.68%) FTP
9 1 (0.34%) SAN
9 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.88%) Big Data
2 22 (7.53%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (6.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (4.45%) MySQL
4 13 (4.45%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.03%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.68%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.34%) Redis
10 1 (0.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 155 (53.08%) JIRA
2 123 (42.12%) Jenkins
3 58 (19.86%) Git (software)
4 50 (17.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 41 (14.04%) Bitbucket
6 34 (11.64%) Selenium
7 33 (11.30%) JMeter
8 27 (9.25%) GitLab
9 24 (8.22%) Cucumber
10 21 (7.19%) GoCD
11 11 (3.77%) Appium
12 8 (2.74%) webpack
13 7 (2.40%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.05%) Burp Suite
14 6 (2.05%) gulp
14 6 (2.05%) HP UFT
14 6 (2.05%) LoadRunner
14 6 (2.05%) Maven
14 6 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (1.71%) Xcode
General
1 43 (14.73%) Finance
2 18 (6.16%) Banking
3 14 (4.79%) Retail
4 10 (3.42%) Marketing
5 8 (2.74%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.40%) Law
7 5 (1.71%) Advertising
7 5 (1.71%) Games
7 5 (1.71%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.37%) Automotive
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 128 (43.84%) Developer
2 34 (11.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (8.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 22 (7.53%) Senior Developer
5 20 (6.85%) Senior DevOps
6 19 (6.51%) Python Developer
7 14 (4.79%) .NET Developer
7 14 (4.79%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (4.79%) Web Developer
8 13 (4.45%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (4.11%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.11%) Junior
10 11 (3.77%) CRM Developer
10 11 (3.77%) DevOps Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
10 11 (3.77%) React Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Senior Microsoft Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.84%) JSON
2 54 (18.49%) RESTful
3 53 (18.15%) React
4 50 (17.12%) .NET
5 45 (15.41%) HTML
6 40 (13.70%) Node.js
7 32 (10.96%) CSS
8 27 (9.25%) XML
9 26 (8.90%) AngularJS
10 25 (8.56%) jQuery
11 23 (7.88%) REST
12 22 (7.53%) Jest
13 18 (6.16%) Vue.js
14 15 (5.14%) ASP.NET
14 15 (5.14%) HTML5
14 15 (5.14%) Web Services
15 13 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
15 13 (4.45%) Sass
16 12 (4.11%) .NET Core
16 12 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) User Experience
2 26 (8.90%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (8.22%) PKI
4 23 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (7.88%) Mobile App
4 23 (7.88%) Public Cloud
5 15 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (4.79%) Virtual Team
7 10 (3.42%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.40%) Social Media
9 6 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.71%) Blog
10 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.71%) Photography
10 5 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.37%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.37%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.70%) Linux
2 23 (7.88%) Windows
3 21 (7.19%) Apple iOS
4 15 (5.14%) Android
5 14 (4.79%) Ubuntu
6 9 (3.08%) CentOS
6 9 (3.08%) Debian
7 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.68%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.68%) Unix
9 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.34%) VMS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (42.81%) DevOps
2 116 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (30.82%) Test Automation
4 83 (28.42%) Scrum
5 54 (18.49%) TDD
6 47 (16.10%) BDD
7 39 (13.36%) Coaching
8 37 (12.67%) Software Engineering
9 36 (12.33%) Kanban
9 36 (12.33%) Open Source
10 31 (10.62%) Front End Development
11 30 (10.27%) Mentoring
12 29 (9.93%) Load Balancing
12 29 (9.93%) Microservices
13 28 (9.59%) ITIL
14 27 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (8.90%) CRM
15 26 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (8.90%) Web Development
16 25 (8.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (39.38%) JavaScript
2 76 (26.03%) Python
3 63 (21.58%) C#
4 57 (19.52%) Java
5 36 (12.33%) Ruby
5 36 (12.33%) SQL
6 28 (9.59%) Bash Shell
6 28 (9.59%) PowerShell
7 25 (8.56%) PHP
8 19 (6.51%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.79%) Apple Swift
10 12 (4.11%) ES6
11 9 (3.08%) C++
12 8 (2.74%) C
12 8 (2.74%) Kotlin
12 8 (2.74%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.05%) PHP 7
14 4 (1.37%) Scala
15 3 (1.03%) Go
15 3 (1.03%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (10.62%) Degree
2 21 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.74%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.03%) ISEB
5 3 (1.03%) MCP
6 2 (0.68%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (0.68%) PhD
6 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.34%) CCNA
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.74%) QA
2 6 (2.05%) WCAG
3 3 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) PSD2
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (35.27%) Docker
2 9 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.37%) Firmware
4 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (21.92%) Ansible
2 62 (21.23%) Terraform
3 61 (20.89%) Puppet
4 53 (18.15%) Kubernetes
5 40 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (11.64%) Packer
7 24 (8.22%) ZABBIX
8 23 (7.88%) HP SiteScope
8 23 (7.88%) Nagios
9 13 (4.45%) Kibana
10 11 (3.77%) logstash
11 10 (3.42%) Grafana
12 9 (3.08%) Prometheus
13 6 (2.05%) Nessus
14 4 (1.37%) SCCM
15 3 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
16 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
16 2 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 2 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.25%) Google
3 23 (7.88%) Perforce
3 23 (7.88%) SaltStack
4 16 (5.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 10 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.74%) Dynatrace
7 7 (2.40%) Adobe
7 7 (2.40%) Apple
7 7 (2.40%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.05%) AppDynamics
8 6 (2.05%) Freshdesk
8 6 (2.05%) Remedy
9 5 (1.71%) Oracle
9 5 (1.71%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.71%) Splunk
10 4 (1.37%) Pinterest
10 4 (1.37%) Zoho
11 3 (1.03%) OutSystems
11 3 (1.03%) Snow