Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 631 851 913
Rank change year-on-year +220 +62 +185
Permanent jobs citing Slack 220 264 316
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.78% 0.61% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 132 219 228
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -16.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £30,350 £30,000 £35,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £86,500 £87,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +31.25% -30.43% +47.44%

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 28,327 43,411 42,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.90% 29.57% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23,069 35,257 34,458
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +228 209 £57,500 +8.22% 21
London +144 129 £68,250 +5.00% 17
UK excluding London +217 86 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Work from Home +84 55 £55,000 -12.00% 10
South East +141 29 £65,000 +73.33%
North of England +105 23 £50,000 +0.50% 2
South West +117 10 £51,593 +77.91%
Yorkshire +104 9 £47,500 -9.52% 2
North West +73 9 £52,500 +24.31%
Scotland +97 8 £41,250 +24.06%
East of England +106 7 - - 2
Midlands +113 6 £53,750 +34.38%
North East +28 5 £50,000 +22.48%
West Midlands +89 3 £52,500 +31.25%
East Midlands +63 3 £55,000 +37.50%
Wales +24 3 £47,000 +25.33% 3

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 114 (51.82%) JIRA
2 105 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (45.00%) Docker
4 91 (41.36%) DevOps
5 84 (38.18%) Python
6 74 (33.64%) User Experience
7 68 (30.91%) AWS
8 64 (29.09%) Terraform
9 60 (27.27%) Kubernetes
10 56 (25.45%) Machine Learning
10 56 (25.45%) Data Science
11 55 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 54 (24.55%) Linux
12 54 (24.55%) Ansible
13 53 (24.09%) Jenkins
14 49 (22.27%) Microservices
15 48 (21.82%) Scrum
15 48 (21.82%) CrowdStrike
16 46 (20.91%) Azure
17 45 (20.45%) Puppet
17 45 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
18 44 (20.00%) Dropbox
19 41 (18.64%) Degree
20 38 (17.27%) Confluence
21 37 (16.82%) Windows
22 36 (16.36%) SQL
22 36 (16.36%) PowerShell
23 35 (15.91%) Git (software)
23 35 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
23 35 (15.91%) Software Engineering

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 38 (17.27%) Confluence
2 17 (7.73%) Apache Spark
3 12 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.73%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.82%) Tornado
6 3 (1.36%) IIS
6 3 (1.36%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.91%) Apache
7 2 (0.91%) CMS
7 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.45%) Drupal
8 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.27%) Figma
3 4 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 68 (30.91%) AWS
2 46 (20.91%) Azure
3 44 (20.00%) Dropbox
4 34 (15.45%) SaaS
5 32 (14.55%) GitHub
6 19 (8.64%) Amazon ECS
7 17 (7.73%) Serverless
8 16 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (6.82%) Office 365
10 13 (5.91%) GCP
11 12 (5.45%) Datadog
11 12 (5.45%) Power Platform
12 9 (4.09%) Trello
13 8 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (3.18%) Kong
15 6 (2.73%) G Suite
15 6 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (2.73%) OpenShift
15 6 (2.73%) Sumo Logic
16 4 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.91%) DNS
2 10 (4.55%) Firewall
2 10 (4.55%) Internet
3 9 (4.09%) SAN
3 9 (4.09%) VPN
4 8 (3.64%) BGP
4 8 (3.64%) NetScaler
4 8 (3.64%) OSPF
5 7 (3.18%) Network Security
6 6 (2.73%) MQTT
7 5 (2.27%) LAN
7 5 (2.27%) Skype
7 5 (2.27%) WAN
8 4 (1.82%) MPLS
8 4 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.36%) DHCP
9 3 (1.36%) IPsec
9 3 (1.36%) TACACS
9 3 (1.36%) VoIP
9 3 (1.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.82%) Big Data
1 26 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.27%) MySQL
4 12 (5.45%) Power BI
4 12 (5.45%) Redis
5 10 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.64%) InfluxDB
8 6 (2.73%) GIS
9 5 (2.27%) Parquet
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.91%) Cognos Impromptu
11 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 114 (51.82%) JIRA
2 53 (24.09%) Jenkins
3 35 (15.91%) Git (software)
4 19 (8.64%) Bitbucket
5 17 (7.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (6.82%) Artifactory
6 15 (6.82%) GitLab
6 15 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (5.00%) JMeter
8 11 (5.00%) Maven
8 11 (5.00%) Selenium
9 8 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.64%) webpack
10 7 (3.18%) CMake
11 6 (2.73%) Postman
12 5 (2.27%) Robot Framework
12 5 (2.27%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (10.91%) Finance
2 11 (5.00%) Games
3 7 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.73%) Back Office
4 6 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.27%) Banking
6 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (15.91%) Developer
2 21 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (7.73%) Software Engineer
4 13 (5.91%) Java Developer
4 13 (5.91%) Team Leader
5 12 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.00%) Technical Manager
7 10 (4.55%) Architect
8 9 (4.09%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (4.09%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 9 (4.09%) JavaScript Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.64%) Citrix Engineer
9 8 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (3.64%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.00%) .NET
2 21 (9.55%) Web Services
3 20 (9.09%) React
4 19 (8.64%) Node.js
5 14 (6.36%) Kafka
5 14 (6.36%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (5.91%) HTML
6 13 (5.91%) Spring
7 12 (5.45%) CSS
8 10 (4.55%) Apollo GraphQL
8 10 (4.55%) GraphQL
9 8 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (3.64%) Spring Boot
10 7 (3.18%) SQLAlchemy
11 6 (2.73%) Dropwizard
11 6 (2.73%) LDAP
11 6 (2.73%) Micronaut
11 6 (2.73%) REST
11 6 (2.73%) RESTful
11 6 (2.73%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 74 (33.64%) User Experience
2 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.18%) Public Cloud
4 12 (5.45%) Algorithms
4 12 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.00%) Virtual Team
6 9 (4.09%) Cloud Native
7 8 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.64%) Wiki
8 6 (2.73%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.27%) Blog
9 5 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.82%) PMI
11 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.36%) PKI
12 2 (0.91%) Podcast
12 2 (0.91%) Social Media
12 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.55%) Linux
2 37 (16.82%) Windows
3 11 (5.00%) Mac OS
4 9 (4.09%) VMS
5 8 (3.64%) CentOS
5 8 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.73%) Unix
7 6 (2.73%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.91%) Android
9 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.91%) Debian
9 2 (0.91%) Fedora
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (41.36%) DevOps
3 56 (25.45%) Data Science
3 56 (25.45%) Machine Learning
4 49 (22.27%) Microservices
5 48 (21.82%) Scrum
6 45 (20.45%) Infrastructure as Code
7 35 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (15.91%) Software Engineering
8 28 (12.73%) Computer Science
9 27 (12.27%) TDD
10 25 (11.36%) Kanban
10 25 (11.36%) Open Source
11 22 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
12 20 (9.09%) Migration
13 19 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (8.64%) ITIL
13 19 (8.64%) Mentoring
13 19 (8.64%) Project Management
14 18 (8.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 84 (38.18%) Python
2 55 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 36 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 36 (16.36%) SQL
4 32 (14.55%) Java
5 16 (7.27%) C#
5 16 (7.27%) C++
6 15 (6.82%) TypeScript
7 13 (5.91%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 10 (4.55%) Ruby
10 8 (3.64%) ES6
10 8 (3.64%) ES7
10 8 (3.64%) Java 8
11 6 (2.73%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.73%) PHP
12 3 (1.36%) C
12 3 (1.36%) Groovy
12 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (18.64%) Degree
2 15 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (5.45%) AWS Certification
4 8 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.73%) CCNP
5 6 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.36%) PMP
7 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.91%) CCNA
8 2 (0.91%) PhD
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.36%) QA
2 13 (5.91%) SLA
3 8 (3.64%) GDPR
4 7 (3.18%) NIST
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 99 (45.00%) Docker
2 20 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.64%) XenApp
4 8 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.91%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 64 (29.09%) Terraform
2 60 (27.27%) Kubernetes
3 54 (24.55%) Ansible
4 45 (20.45%) Puppet
5 35 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (10.91%) Grafana
7 9 (4.09%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (3.64%) SCCM
9 6 (2.73%) Kibana
9 6 (2.73%) Nagios
10 4 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (1.36%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (1.36%) Packer
11 3 (1.36%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.91%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (21.82%) CrowdStrike
2 29 (13.18%) VMware
3 23 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 18 (8.18%) Google
5 16 (7.27%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.36%) Oracle
7 12 (5.45%) Cisco
8 9 (4.09%) HP
8 9 (4.09%) Juniper
8 9 (4.09%) SaltStack
9 8 (3.64%) Citrix
10 7 (3.18%) Autodesk
10 7 (3.18%) New Relic
11 6 (2.73%) Apple
11 6 (2.73%) Okta
12 5 (2.27%) F5
13 4 (1.82%) Remedy
13 4 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (1.36%) Micro Focus
14 3 (1.36%) Sage