Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 691 667 834
Rank change year-on-year -24 +167 +57
Permanent jobs citing Slack 203 249 285
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.54% 0.74% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 120 145 188
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,650 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,188 £45,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -16.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £79,250 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -9.52%

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 37,500 33,656 41,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.45% 35.25% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 29,896 27,696 33,600
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -8 189 £53,750 -2.27% 33
London +32 112 £62,500 +8.70% 17
UK excluding London +5 79 £50,000 -9.09% 20
Work from Home -157 72 £53,750 -2.27% 11
North of England -11 30 £45,000 -14.29% 6
South East +19 24 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Yorkshire -19 14 £37,500 -25.00% 4
North West +14 11 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West -18 11 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -3 5 £55,000 +4.76% 3
North East -4 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Midlands -11 5 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Wales +26 4 - -
Scotland -25 4 £52,500 +5.00% 4
East of England +27 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 98 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (38.42%) JIRA
3 62 (30.54%) JavaScript
4 58 (28.57%) Social Skills
5 56 (27.59%) Scrum
6 54 (26.60%) Docker
7 53 (26.11%) Google
8 51 (25.12%) Python
8 51 (25.12%) AWS
9 50 (24.63%) Confluence
10 48 (23.65%) Kubernetes
11 47 (23.15%) Git (software)
12 42 (20.69%) SaaS
12 42 (20.69%) SQL
12 42 (20.69%) Microsoft
12 42 (20.69%) Software Engineering
13 38 (18.72%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (18.23%) Azure
14 37 (18.23%) GitHub
15 36 (17.73%) Node.js
16 34 (16.75%) DevOps
16 34 (16.75%) Linux
17 33 (16.26%) Ruby
17 33 (16.26%) AngularJS
18 32 (15.76%) React
18 32 (15.76%) User Experience
18 32 (15.76%) TDD
18 32 (15.76%) Marketing
19 30 (14.78%) Java
20 29 (14.29%) C#

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 50 (24.63%) Confluence
2 9 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.96%) WordPress
4 5 (2.46%) IIS
5 4 (1.97%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.48%) Apache
6 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.99%) Drupal
7 2 (0.99%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Figma
1 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) InVision
2 2 (0.99%) Sketch
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Shopify
2 1 (0.49%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 51 (25.12%) AWS
2 42 (20.69%) SaaS
3 37 (18.23%) Azure
3 37 (18.23%) GitHub
4 20 (9.85%) GCP
5 19 (9.36%) Google Workspace
6 17 (8.37%) Serverless
6 17 (8.37%) Trello
7 16 (7.88%) Microsoft 365
8 12 (5.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 10 (4.93%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (4.93%) Asana
10 9 (4.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (3.94%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (3.45%) Google Drive
13 5 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (2.46%) Azure Service Bus
13 5 (2.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) DNS
2 8 (3.94%) Skype
3 7 (3.45%) Internet
4 6 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.97%) DHCP
5 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.97%) Wireless
6 3 (1.48%) Firewall
6 3 (1.48%) H.323
6 3 (1.48%) HTTP
6 3 (1.48%) SAN
6 3 (1.48%) VPN
6 3 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.99%) LAN
7 2 (0.99%) WAN
7 2 (0.99%) WebEx
8 1 (0.49%) PSTN
8 1 (0.49%) RIP
8 1 (0.49%) SNMP
8 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.72%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (11.82%) NoSQL
3 18 (8.87%) SQL Server
4 16 (7.88%) MySQL
5 13 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 13 (6.40%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.91%) RDBMS
7 10 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.93%) Redis
8 9 (4.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (4.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (2.46%) NewSQL
11 4 (1.97%) BigQuery
11 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.97%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.97%) Power BI
11 4 (1.97%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 78 (38.42%) JIRA
2 47 (23.15%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (6.90%) CircleCI
6 13 (6.40%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.91%) Bitbucket
7 12 (5.91%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.91%) Cypress.io
7 12 (5.91%) GitLab
7 12 (5.91%) JMeter
7 12 (5.91%) Selenium
7 12 (5.91%) TestComplete
7 12 (5.91%) WebDriver
7 12 (5.91%) Zephyr
8 10 (4.93%) Appium
8 10 (4.93%) Eclipse
8 10 (4.93%) IntelliJ
8 10 (4.93%) Maven
8 10 (4.93%) TestNG
General
1 58 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 32 (15.76%) Marketing
3 29 (14.29%) Finance
4 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.91%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (2.96%) Publishing
7 5 (2.46%) Games
7 5 (2.46%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.46%) Retail
8 4 (1.97%) Law
8 4 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.97%) Public Speaking
9 2 (0.99%) Advertising
9 2 (0.99%) Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 2 (0.99%) Local Government
9 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
10 1 (0.49%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 61 (30.05%) Developer
2 22 (10.84%) Software Engineer
3 17 (8.37%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 12 (5.91%) Cloud Developer
5 12 (5.91%) Salesforce Developer
5 12 (5.91%) Test Engineer
6 11 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 10 (4.93%) Platform Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (4.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (4.43%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.43%) Product Manager
8 9 (4.43%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (3.94%) Architect
9 8 (3.94%) IT Support
9 8 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.94%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (3.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.73%) Node.js
2 33 (16.26%) AngularJS
3 32 (15.76%) React
4 22 (10.84%) .NET
4 22 (10.84%) CSS
4 22 (10.84%) jQuery
5 21 (10.34%) Vue.js
6 20 (9.85%) HTML
7 18 (8.87%) REST
8 17 (8.37%) Django
9 15 (7.39%) RESTful
10 14 (6.90%) Jest
11 13 (6.40%) .NET Framework
11 13 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (6.40%) GraphQL
12 12 (5.91%) Gherkin
13 11 (5.42%) .NET Core
13 11 (5.42%) Redux
14 9 (4.43%) Ajax
14 9 (4.43%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.76%) User Experience
2 24 (11.82%) Mobile App
3 19 (9.36%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.91%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.94%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.96%) Social Media
6 6 (2.96%) Xbox
7 5 (2.46%) Blog
8 4 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.97%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (1.48%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.48%) FMCG
9 3 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) Derivative
10 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.49%) Animation
11 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.49%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.75%) Linux
2 27 (13.30%) Windows
3 14 (6.90%) Android
4 10 (4.93%) Unix
5 9 (4.43%) Mac OS
6 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.97%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.48%) CentOS
8 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.48%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.59%) Scrum
3 42 (20.69%) Software Engineering
4 34 (16.75%) DevOps
5 32 (15.76%) TDD
6 29 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (13.30%) B2B
8 26 (12.81%) Kanban
9 25 (12.32%) Mentoring
10 23 (11.33%) Project Management
11 22 (10.84%) SDLC
12 21 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (9.85%) Microservices
13 20 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (9.36%) Infrastructure as Code
15 18 (8.87%) Front End Development
16 17 (8.37%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 16 (7.88%) Test Automation
18 15 (7.39%) MVC
18 15 (7.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.54%) JavaScript
2 51 (25.12%) Python
3 42 (20.69%) SQL
4 33 (16.26%) Ruby
5 30 (14.78%) Java
6 29 (14.29%) C#
7 21 (10.34%) Scala
8 20 (9.85%) Go
9 17 (8.37%) TypeScript
10 13 (6.40%) Ada
11 12 (5.91%) Groovy
12 10 (4.93%) Bash Shell
12 10 (4.93%) PowerShell
13 9 (4.43%) C
13 9 (4.43%) PHP
14 6 (2.96%) Elixir
15 5 (2.46%) ES6
15 5 (2.46%) F#
15 5 (2.46%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.97%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.96%) Degree
2 5 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.97%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.97%) PhD
4 3 (1.48%) CCNA
5 2 (0.99%) ISEB
5 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) CCSP
6 1 (0.49%) CISSP
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.91%) QA
2 7 (3.45%) GDPR
3 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.97%) NIST
4 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) MiFID
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (26.60%) Docker
2 5 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.48%) Postfix
5 2 (0.99%) Varnish
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 48 (23.65%) Kubernetes
2 23 (11.33%) Terraform
3 22 (10.84%) Ansible
4 12 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (5.42%) Prometheus
6 10 (4.93%) Puppet
7 8 (3.94%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (2.96%) Grafana
9 5 (2.46%) Istio
10 3 (1.48%) MIIS
10 3 (1.48%) Salt
11 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.49%) AssetCenter
12 1 (0.49%) Bugsnag
12 1 (0.49%) CASB
12 1 (0.49%) Nagios
12 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (26.11%) Google
2 42 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.84%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (8.37%) Oracle
5 15 (7.39%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.90%) Atlassian
7 13 (6.40%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 12 (5.91%) Cisco
9 9 (4.43%) HP
10 8 (3.94%) Sage
11 7 (3.45%) VMware
12 6 (2.96%) Splunk
12 6 (2.96%) WooCommerce
13 4 (1.97%) Avaya
13 4 (1.97%) Mapbox
13 4 (1.97%) Meraki
13 4 (1.97%) New Relic
13 4 (1.97%) Pardot
14 3 (1.48%) Apple
14 3 (1.48%) Juniper