Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Slack
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 672 550 808
Rank change year-on-year -122 +258 +122
Permanent jobs citing Slack 363 148 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.69% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 149 124 213
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £67,813 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £53,133
% change year-on-year -5.00% -5.90% -3.39%

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 52,301 19,087 44,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.05% 39.58% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36,734 16,075 36,262
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,923
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -160 306 £55,000 +4.27% 44
London -123 207 £58,750 +2.17% 24
UK excluding London -206 94 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Work from Home -264 56 £50,000 - 11
North of England -101 47 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire -85 31 £40,000 -15.79% 3
South East -157 16 £45,000 -30.77% 5
North West - 15 £50,000 - 4
East of England -92 12 - - 2
South West -102 11 £57,500 +32.81% 1
North East -27 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Midlands -122 5 £60,000 +14.29% 4
West Midlands -95 4 £60,000 +7.62% 2
Scotland -98 3 £58,750 +86.51% 4
East Midlands -75 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 160 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (41.87%) Python
3 149 (41.05%) AWS
4 145 (39.94%) React
5 132 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 125 (34.44%) JIRA
6 125 (34.44%) Kubernetes
7 124 (34.16%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (29.20%) PostgreSQL
9 102 (28.10%) Microsoft
9 102 (28.10%) SaaS
10 101 (27.82%) DevOps
10 101 (27.82%) JavaScript
11 98 (27.00%) Docker
11 98 (27.00%) Jest
12 96 (26.45%) REST
13 90 (24.79%) Redux
14 88 (24.24%) AngularJS
15 84 (23.14%) Azure
16 83 (22.87%) Git (software)
17 80 (22.04%) Confluence
17 80 (22.04%) Finance
18 78 (21.49%) Prometheus
18 78 (21.49%) Social Skills
19 74 (20.39%) Front End Development
19 74 (20.39%) Go
20 73 (20.11%) TypeScript
21 71 (19.56%) Django
21 71 (19.56%) GitLab
22 65 (17.91%) SQL

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 80 (22.04%) Confluence
2 24 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.23%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.93%) nginx
6 6 (1.65%) WordPress
7 4 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
8 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) concrete5
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.28%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Figma
2 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 149 (41.05%) AWS
2 102 (28.10%) SaaS
3 84 (23.14%) Azure
4 64 (17.63%) GitHub
5 53 (14.60%) Amazon EKS
6 46 (12.67%) GCP
7 32 (8.82%) Serverless
8 27 (7.44%) Trello
9 22 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
10 21 (5.79%) IaaS
11 19 (5.23%) Amazon S3
11 19 (5.23%) AWS CodeBuild
11 19 (5.23%) AWS CodePipeline
11 19 (5.23%) CloudFront
11 19 (5.23%) Microsoft 365
12 18 (4.96%) Dropbox
13 16 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (3.86%) PaaS
15 13 (3.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (3.58%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.86%) HTTP
2 12 (3.31%) Internet
2 12 (3.31%) MQTT
3 8 (2.20%) SSL
4 7 (1.93%) SSH
4 7 (1.93%) VPN
5 6 (1.65%) DNS
6 4 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.10%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.10%) Wireless
7 3 (0.83%) DHCP
7 3 (0.83%) IPsec
7 3 (0.83%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.55%) Network Security
8 2 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.55%) Skype
8 2 (0.55%) WebEx
9 1 (0.28%) ADSL
9 1 (0.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (29.20%) PostgreSQL
2 61 (16.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 54 (14.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 51 (14.05%) NoSQL
5 40 (11.02%) SQL Server
6 32 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
6 32 (8.82%) Redis
7 26 (7.16%) MySQL
8 15 (4.13%) Couchbase
9 12 (3.31%) Metadata
10 11 (3.03%) Big Data
10 11 (3.03%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.03%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.75%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.48%) MarkLogic
13 6 (1.65%) BigQuery
14 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (1.10%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 125 (34.44%) JIRA
2 83 (22.87%) Git (software)
3 71 (19.56%) GitLab
4 36 (9.92%) Cypress.io
4 36 (9.92%) Jenkins
5 35 (9.64%) PyCharm
6 29 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (7.44%) Selenium
8 26 (7.16%) Cucumber
8 26 (7.16%) NUnit
8 26 (7.16%) Postman
9 22 (6.06%) Storybook
10 16 (4.41%) JMeter
11 15 (4.13%) Bitbucket
12 14 (3.86%) webpack
13 13 (3.58%) JUnit
13 13 (3.58%) Maven
13 13 (3.58%) SoapUI
13 13 (3.58%) TestNG
14 12 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 80 (22.04%) Finance
2 78 (21.49%) Social Skills
3 36 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.71%) Marketing
5 22 (6.06%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.13%) Retail
7 11 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.48%) Banking
8 9 (2.48%) Private Banking
8 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.20%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.38%) Norwegian Language
11 4 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 4 (1.10%) Polish Language
11 4 (1.10%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.83%) German Language
13 2 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.55%) Law
14 1 (0.28%) Games
14 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (25.34%) Developer
2 46 (12.67%) Software Engineer
3 30 (8.26%) Python Engineer
4 25 (6.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (6.89%) Python Developer
5 24 (6.61%) Analyst
5 24 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 22 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 20 (5.51%) Backend Developer
9 19 (5.23%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (4.68%) Senior Python Developer
11 16 (4.41%) Senior Backend Developer
12 14 (3.86%) Test Engineer
13 12 (3.31%) JIRA Specialist
13 12 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
13 12 (3.31%) Software Test Engineer
14 11 (3.03%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.03%) User Researcher
15 10 (2.75%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (39.94%) React
2 98 (27.00%) Jest
3 96 (26.45%) REST
4 90 (24.79%) Redux
5 88 (24.24%) AngularJS
6 71 (19.56%) Django
7 60 (16.53%) Node.js
8 51 (14.05%) CSS
8 51 (14.05%) Vue.js
9 45 (12.40%) HTML
10 33 (9.09%) Web Services
11 31 (8.54%) Kafka
11 31 (8.54%) pytest
12 24 (6.61%) Swagger
13 23 (6.34%) .NET
13 23 (6.34%) HTML5
13 23 (6.34%) React Native
14 21 (5.79%) CSS3
15 20 (5.51%) .NET Framework
15 20 (5.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.53%) User Experience
2 34 (9.37%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.79%) Cloud Native
4 14 (3.86%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (3.31%) Robotics
7 11 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.03%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.75%) Blog
9 9 (2.48%) CMDB
10 8 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.93%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.93%) Handset
11 7 (1.93%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.65%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.65%) Social Media
13 5 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (1.38%) Animation
13 5 (1.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.15%) Windows
2 31 (8.54%) Linux
3 25 (6.89%) Android
4 20 (5.51%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.48%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.48%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.20%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.10%) Unix
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 124 (34.16%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (27.82%) DevOps
5 74 (20.39%) Front End Development
6 64 (17.63%) Scrum
7 58 (15.98%) Microservices
8 55 (15.15%) Full Stack Development
9 52 (14.33%) Test Automation
10 50 (13.77%) Unit Testing
11 45 (12.40%) Pair Programming
12 39 (10.74%) Kanban
13 38 (10.47%) Data Protection
13 38 (10.47%) SDLC
14 36 (9.92%) Continuous Deployment
14 36 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (9.37%) BDD
16 32 (8.82%) High Availability
17 31 (8.54%) Low Latency
17 31 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 152 (41.87%) Python
2 101 (27.82%) JavaScript
3 74 (20.39%) Go
4 73 (20.11%) TypeScript
5 65 (17.91%) SQL
6 52 (14.33%) Java
7 40 (11.02%) C#
8 38 (10.47%) Ruby
9 28 (7.71%) PowerShell
10 17 (4.68%) C
11 12 (3.31%) Bash Shell
12 11 (3.03%) Ada
13 10 (2.75%) ES6
14 8 (2.20%) Scala
15 7 (1.93%) CFML
15 7 (1.93%) VBScript
16 6 (1.65%) Groovy
17 5 (1.38%) Elixir
18 4 (1.10%) JSX
18 4 (1.10%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 17 (4.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.41%) Degree
3 8 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.10%) CCNP
6 4 (1.10%) PhD
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) CCSP
8 1 (0.28%) CISSP
8 1 (0.28%) MCP
8 1 (0.28%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.05%) QA
2 18 (4.96%) WCAG
3 9 (2.48%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.83%) NIST
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) GRC
6 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 98 (27.00%) Docker
2 27 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 125 (34.44%) Kubernetes
2 78 (21.49%) Prometheus
3 62 (17.08%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (14.88%) Terraform
5 50 (13.77%) Istio
6 36 (9.92%) Grafana
7 22 (6.06%) Ansible
8 18 (4.96%) HAProxy
9 11 (3.03%) Kibana
9 11 (3.03%) logstash
9 11 (3.03%) MIIS
9 11 (3.03%) Opsgenie
9 11 (3.03%) Pingdom
9 11 (3.03%) ZABBIX
10 9 (2.48%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (2.20%) SCCM
12 7 (1.93%) Perfmon
12 7 (1.93%) Rancher
13 4 (1.10%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 102 (28.10%) Microsoft
2 57 (15.70%) Google
3 35 (9.64%) New Relic
4 19 (5.23%) Oracle
5 17 (4.68%) Apple
6 16 (4.41%) Splunk
7 15 (4.13%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.58%) PagerDuty
9 12 (3.31%) Atlassian
10 11 (3.03%) GoCardless
10 11 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.03%) ServiceNow
10 11 (3.03%) Sun
11 10 (2.75%) VMware
12 8 (2.20%) Cisco
12 8 (2.20%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.93%) Bloomberg
13 7 (1.93%) DocuSign
13 7 (1.93%) Netlify
13 7 (1.93%) Reuters