Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 538 797 923
Rank change year-on-year +259 +126 +148
Permanent jobs citing Slack 149 290 264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.79% 0.67% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 150 234 176
Median annual salary £52,250 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.92% +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £86,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,463 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.84% -6.43% -

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 18,939 43,579 40,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.44% 31.26% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 15,771 35,478 33,170
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 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 28 September 2020.

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 28 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 +266 143 £52,500 -19.23% 32
London +255 96 £57,500 -17.86% 19
UK excluding London +219 46 £50,000 -2.84% 17
Work from Home +58 29 £50,000 -28.57% 9
North of England +148 18 £48,750 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire +140 16 £47,500 +8.83% 1
East of England +138 7 - -
South West +132 6 £35,000 -34.88% 1
South East +161 5 £65,000 -10.34% 3
Midlands +148 4 £55,000 +25.71% 5
Wales +50 4 £47,500 +26.67%
West Midlands +107 2 £74,000 +64.44% 3
East Midlands +104 2 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Scotland +103 2 £31,500 -8.70% 3
North East +26 2 £50,000 +22.48% 1

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 74 (49.66%) AWS
2 72 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (46.98%) Azure
4 68 (45.64%) JIRA
5 56 (37.58%) Puppet
6 53 (35.57%) Microsoft
6 53 (35.57%) Ansible
7 48 (32.21%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (30.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (29.53%) Office 365
10 43 (28.86%) DevOps
10 43 (28.86%) Python
11 41 (27.52%) Linux
12 40 (26.85%) Active Directory
12 40 (26.85%) Confluence
12 40 (26.85%) Fintech
13 39 (26.17%) Docker
13 39 (26.17%) Scrum
14 38 (25.50%) JavaScript
15 35 (23.49%) Kubernetes
16 34 (22.82%) React
17 33 (22.15%) Skype
17 33 (22.15%) Windows
18 32 (21.48%) Terraform
18 32 (21.48%) User Experience
19 31 (20.81%) Microservices
19 31 (20.81%) Jenkins
20 27 (18.12%) Firewall
20 27 (18.12%) VPN
20 27 (18.12%) PowerShell

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 40 (26.85%) Confluence
2 22 (14.77%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) nginx
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (14.77%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 74 (49.66%) AWS
2 70 (46.98%) Azure
3 46 (30.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (29.53%) Office 365
5 25 (16.78%) SaaS
6 22 (14.77%) Route 53
7 19 (12.75%) GCP
7 19 (12.75%) GitHub
8 15 (10.07%) IaaS
8 15 (10.07%) PaaS
8 15 (10.07%) Serverless
9 12 (8.05%) Trello
10 11 (7.38%) Mavenlink
11 10 (6.71%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (6.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (6.04%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (4.70%) OpenShift
14 3 (2.01%) G Suite
14 3 (2.01%) Power Platform
15 2 (1.34%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.15%) Skype
2 27 (18.12%) Firewall
2 27 (18.12%) VPN
3 24 (16.11%) DNS
4 22 (14.77%) BGP
4 22 (14.77%) DHCP
4 22 (14.77%) IPsec
4 22 (14.77%) LAN
4 22 (14.77%) MPLS
4 22 (14.77%) MRTG
4 22 (14.77%) Network Security
4 22 (14.77%) OSPF
4 22 (14.77%) RIP
4 22 (14.77%) SNMP
4 22 (14.77%) TACACS
4 22 (14.77%) VoIP
4 22 (14.77%) WAN
4 22 (14.77%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (14.77%) Wireless
4 22 (14.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.36%) MySQL
4 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.01%) Power BI
5 2 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.34%) Big Data
5 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 68 (45.64%) JIRA
2 31 (20.81%) Jenkins
3 19 (12.75%) Git (software)
3 19 (12.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (9.40%) GitLab
5 11 (7.38%) Maven
6 9 (6.04%) TeamCity
6 9 (6.04%) webpack
7 7 (4.70%) Artifactory
7 7 (4.70%) CMake
8 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.01%) Cypress.io
8 3 (2.01%) Selenium
9 2 (1.34%) CircleCI
9 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.34%) Subversion
10 1 (0.67%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.67%) CocoaPods
10 1 (0.67%) Gradle
10 1 (0.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 17 (11.41%) Finance
2 14 (9.40%) Banking
3 12 (8.05%) Retail Banking
4 10 (6.71%) Games
5 7 (4.70%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.68%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) Law
7 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 2 (1.34%) Police
7 2 (1.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Retail
8 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (22.15%) Developer
2 22 (14.77%) Network Engineer
3 18 (12.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) .NET Developer
5 12 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (8.05%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.05%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.38%) IT Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) Senior IT Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) Help Desk Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) JavaScript Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.37%) Administrator
9 8 (5.37%) Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Azure Developer
9 8 (5.37%) JIRA Administrator
9 8 (5.37%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Principal Software Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.82%) React
2 22 (14.77%) .NET
3 17 (11.41%) .NET Core
3 17 (11.41%) Node.js
4 15 (10.07%) ASP.NET
4 15 (10.07%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (9.40%) AngularJS
5 14 (9.40%) REST
6 13 (8.72%) Spring
7 12 (8.05%) jQuery
7 12 (8.05%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (8.05%) Spring Boot
8 11 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (6.71%) Dropwizard
9 10 (6.71%) Micronaut
10 9 (6.04%) Akka.NET
10 9 (6.04%) Apollo GraphQL
10 9 (6.04%) GraphQL
10 9 (6.04%) HATEOAS
10 9 (6.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.48%) User Experience
2 10 (6.71%) Cloud Native
3 9 (6.04%) Wiki
4 8 (5.37%) Virtual Team
5 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.34%) Blog
9 2 (1.34%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.34%) Photography
9 2 (1.34%) Replication
9 2 (1.34%) Social Media
10 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.52%) Linux
2 33 (22.15%) Windows
3 22 (14.77%) Mac OS X
4 14 (9.40%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.70%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.03%) VMS
8 4 (2.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.86%) DevOps
3 40 (26.85%) Fintech
4 39 (26.17%) Scrum
5 31 (20.81%) Microservices
6 22 (14.77%) B2B
6 22 (14.77%) Identity Management
6 22 (14.77%) Network Monitoring
6 22 (14.77%) Performance Analysis
6 22 (14.77%) Security Monitoring
7 20 (13.42%) TDD
8 19 (12.75%) Infrastructure as Code
9 18 (12.08%) Mathematics
10 17 (11.41%) Configuration Management
11 15 (10.07%) Computer Science
11 15 (10.07%) Open Source
12 14 (9.40%) Software Engineering
13 13 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (8.72%) Thought Leadership
14 12 (8.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.86%) Python
2 38 (25.50%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.12%) PowerShell
4 25 (16.78%) C#
5 14 (9.40%) Java
6 13 (8.72%) F#
7 12 (8.05%) Java 8
7 12 (8.05%) SQL
8 11 (7.38%) Kotlin
9 9 (6.04%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.04%) ES6
9 9 (6.04%) ES7
9 9 (6.04%) TypeScript
10 8 (5.37%) C++
11 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.68%) Groovy
13 2 (1.34%) PHP
13 2 (1.34%) Ruby
14 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (14.09%) Degree
3 15 (10.07%) CCNA
4 7 (4.70%) CCNP
4 7 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (4.03%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.67%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) NIST
System Software
1 40 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 39 (26.17%) Docker
3 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) NFS
4 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (37.58%) Puppet
2 53 (35.57%) Ansible
3 48 (32.21%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (23.49%) Kubernetes
5 32 (21.48%) Terraform
6 22 (14.77%) Nagios
7 17 (11.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (8.72%) SCCM
9 2 (1.34%) Capistrano
9 2 (1.34%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.67%) Grafana
10 1 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (35.57%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.11%) Cisco
3 22 (14.77%) Avaya
3 22 (14.77%) Palo Alto
3 22 (14.77%) Riverbed
4 16 (10.74%) Google
5 15 (10.07%) Atlassian
6 10 (6.71%) Apple
7 7 (4.70%) Autodesk
7 7 (4.70%) CrowdStrike
8 4 (2.68%) Remedy
9 3 (2.01%) Okta
9 3 (2.01%) Oracle
9 3 (2.01%) Splunk
9 3 (2.01%) VMware
10 2 (1.34%) Facebook
10 2 (1.34%) HubSpot
10 2 (1.34%) Netskope
10 2 (1.34%) New Relic
10 2 (1.34%) Tableau