Period
to 28 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for DevOps skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited DevOps over the 6 months to 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 5 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +12
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 5,025 1,651 972
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.34% 20.07% 12.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.28% 21.39% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4,199 1,530 907
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £38,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.39% -11.54% +4.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% -

DevOps is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 27,487 7,718 7,259
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 94.85% 93.81% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21,458 6,929 6,374
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,124
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.72% +3.86%
75th Percentile £79,688 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.44%

DevOps
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

DevOps trend for jobs with a WFH option

DevOps
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing DevOps.

DevOps salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

DevOps
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing DevOps over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

DevOps salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, DevOps job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for DevOps.

1 2,589 (51.52%) Azure
2 2,217 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 1,809 (36.00%) AWS
4 1,563 (31.10%) Docker
5 1,521 (30.27%) Terraform
6 1,470 (29.25%) Kubernetes
7 1,151 (22.91%) C#
8 1,143 (22.75%) SQL
9 1,079 (21.47%) .NET
10 1,049 (20.88%) Microsoft
11 1,014 (20.18%) Python
12 982 (19.54%) Microservices
13 966 (19.22%) Finance
14 923 (18.37%) JavaScript
15 856 (17.03%) Social Skills
16 841 (16.74%) Java
17 834 (16.60%) Git (software)
18 756 (15.04%) Linux
19 743 (14.79%) Infrastructure as Code
20 735 (14.63%) Software Engineering
21 716 (14.25%) Scrum
22 693 (13.79%) Jenkins
23 660 (13.13%) React
24 641 (12.76%) Ansible
25 617 (12.28%) Test Automation
26 602 (11.98%) SQL Server
27 558 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
28 540 (10.75%) PowerShell
29 533 (10.61%) GCP
29 533 (10.61%) Greenfield Project

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 128 (2.55%) CMS
1 128 (2.55%) Confluence
2 122 (2.43%) IIS
3 103 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 95 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 94 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 79 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
7 77 (1.53%) Umbraco
8 62 (1.23%) Apache
8 62 (1.23%) EPiServer
8 62 (1.23%) Kentico
9 54 (1.07%) Headless CMS
10 47 (0.94%) nginx
11 41 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
12 28 (0.56%) WordPress
13 26 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.48%) Drupal
15 18 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 17 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.18%) Figma
4 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.14%) Sketch
5 6 (0.12%) InVision
6 5 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.080%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.020%) Simulink
10 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.020%) Weka
10 1 (0.020%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 23 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.38%) Sentinel
4 18 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 9 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.100%) Magento
9 4 (0.080%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.060%) Shopify
11 1 (0.020%) Loan IQ
11 1 (0.020%) Northgate Housing
11 1 (0.020%) Raiser's Edge
11 1 (0.020%) SDL Web 8
11 1 (0.020%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.020%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2,589 (51.52%) Azure
2 1,809 (36.00%) AWS
3 533 (10.61%) GCP
4 520 (10.35%) SaaS
5 422 (8.40%) Serverless
6 267 (5.31%) GitHub
7 243 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 235 (4.68%) Power Platform
9 226 (4.50%) PaaS
10 196 (3.90%) IaaS
11 181 (3.60%) AWS Lambda
12 150 (2.99%) Microsoft 365
13 129 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
14 114 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
15 101 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
16 100 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
16 100 (1.99%) Azure Service Bus
17 97 (1.93%) Azure Functions
18 94 (1.87%) Azure Logic Apps
19 90 (1.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 134 (2.67%) Firewall
2 84 (1.67%) DNS
3 77 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 75 (1.49%) VPN
5 59 (1.17%) HTTP
6 56 (1.11%) Network Security
7 37 (0.74%) DHCP
8 35 (0.70%) Internet
9 34 (0.68%) IPv6
10 26 (0.52%) SSL
11 23 (0.46%) WAN
12 21 (0.42%) VLAN
13 20 (0.40%) LAN
14 18 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (0.32%) Intranet
16 15 (0.30%) IPv4
17 13 (0.26%) VoIP
18 11 (0.22%) IPsec
18 11 (0.22%) Modbus
18 11 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 602 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 279 (5.55%) MySQL
3 250 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 191 (3.80%) MongoDB
4 191 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
5 190 (3.78%) Power BI
6 157 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 142 (2.83%) Big Data
8 134 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 128 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 113 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 111 (2.21%) Data Lake
12 100 (1.99%) Redis
13 78 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 75 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 74 (1.47%) Hadoop
16 71 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
17 63 (1.25%) Blockchain
18 48 (0.96%) Amazon Aurora
19 39 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 834 (16.60%) Git (software)
2 693 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 316 (6.29%) JIRA
4 205 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 200 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 195 (3.88%) TeamCity
7 176 (3.50%) Selenium
8 153 (3.04%) GitLab
9 131 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 112 (2.23%) Maven
11 107 (2.13%) Bitbucket
12 102 (2.03%) SpecFlow
13 93 (1.85%) JUnit
14 67 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 66 (1.31%) Postman
16 58 (1.15%) ReSharper
17 55 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
18 43 (0.86%) Cypress.io
18 43 (0.86%) webpack
19 41 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 966 (19.22%) Finance
2 856 (17.03%) Social Skills
3 244 (4.86%) Retail
4 220 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
5 204 (4.06%) Banking
6 182 (3.62%) Public Sector
7 171 (3.40%) Games
8 137 (2.73%) Marketing
9 88 (1.75%) Law
9 88 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 80 (1.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 68 (1.35%) Legal
12 58 (1.15%) Advertising
13 54 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 47 (0.94%) Billing
15 46 (0.92%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.84%) Automotive
17 41 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
18 39 (0.78%) Front Office
18 39 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,669 (33.21%) Developer
2 1,130 (22.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 422 (8.40%) Senior Developer
4 381 (7.58%) Architect
5 372 (7.40%) .NET Developer
6 340 (6.77%) AWS Engineer
6 340 (6.77%) Azure Engineer
7 295 (5.87%) AWS DevOps
8 281 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 272 (5.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 268 (5.33%) Software Engineer
11 255 (5.07%) C# Developer
12 207 (4.12%) Java Developer
13 194 (3.86%) Software Developer
14 185 (3.68%) Senior DevOps
15 170 (3.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 168 (3.34%) Azure Developer
17 144 (2.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 140 (2.79%) Azure DevOps
19 139 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,079 (21.47%) .NET
2 660 (13.13%) React
3 476 (9.47%) .NET Core
4 441 (8.78%) Node.js
5 387 (7.70%) HTML
6 372 (7.40%) CSS
7 314 (6.25%) RESTful
8 309 (6.15%) Spring
9 298 (5.93%) AngularJS
10 294 (5.85%) Web Services
11 288 (5.73%) ASP.NET
12 273 (5.43%) .NET Framework
13 266 (5.29%) REST
14 195 (3.88%) Kafka
15 186 (3.70%) Spring Boot
16 178 (3.54%) HTML5
17 172 (3.42%) JSON
17 172 (3.42%) Vue.js
18 143 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
19 122 (2.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 533 (10.61%) Greenfield Project
2 208 (4.14%) Virtual Team
3 199 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 193 (3.84%) Cloud Native
5 189 (3.76%) Public Cloud
6 153 (3.04%) User Experience
7 122 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 96 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 90 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 67 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 66 (1.31%) Data Centre
12 49 (0.98%) Derivative
12 49 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 49 (0.98%) Legacy Code
13 48 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 47 (0.94%) Private Cloud
15 37 (0.74%) iPad
16 33 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
16 33 (0.66%) NHS
17 28 (0.56%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 756 (15.04%) Linux
2 531 (10.57%) Windows
3 251 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 73 (1.45%) Android
4 73 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.35%) Unix
6 51 (1.01%) CentOS
7 36 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 31 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 28 (0.56%) Debian
10 22 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (0.30%) SUSE
13 13 (0.26%) Fedora
14 12 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.20%) Solaris
15 10 (0.20%) VMS
16 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.100%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,217 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 982 (19.54%) Microservices
3 743 (14.79%) Infrastructure as Code
4 735 (14.63%) Software Engineering
5 716 (14.25%) Scrum
6 617 (12.28%) Test Automation
7 558 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
8 517 (10.29%) TDD
9 482 (9.59%) Mentoring
10 467 (9.29%) Full Stack Development
11 466 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
12 414 (8.24%) Migration
13 330 (6.57%) MVC
14 314 (6.25%) Coaching
15 283 (5.63%) Analytics
16 269 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
16 269 (5.35%) Deployment Automation
17 265 (5.27%) Open Source
18 259 (5.15%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 253 (5.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,151 (22.91%) C#
2 1,143 (22.75%) SQL
3 1,014 (20.18%) Python
4 923 (18.37%) JavaScript
5 841 (16.74%) Java
6 540 (10.75%) PowerShell
7 423 (8.42%) Go
8 357 (7.10%) Bash Shell
9 297 (5.91%) TypeScript
10 191 (3.80%) PHP
11 153 (3.04%) Ruby
12 118 (2.35%) C
13 109 (2.17%) T-SQL
14 106 (2.11%) Scala
15 89 (1.77%) C++
16 83 (1.65%) Kotlin
17 79 (1.57%) Shell Script
18 67 (1.33%) Groovy
18 67 (1.33%) Perl
19 56 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 361 (7.18%) Degree
2 146 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 143 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 125 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 61 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (1.01%) AWS Certification
7 46 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 33 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (0.54%) ISEB
10 26 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 22 (0.44%) CISSP
12 17 (0.34%) CREST Certified
12 17 (0.34%) Master's Degree
13 16 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
14 15 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.28%) CISM
16 11 (0.22%) CLAS
17 10 (0.20%) CCSP
17 10 (0.20%) CISA
17 10 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (7.28%) QA
2 98 (1.95%) Accessibility
3 56 (1.11%) SLA
4 47 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.78%) GDPR
6 34 (0.68%) NIST
7 33 (0.66%) GRC
8 28 (0.56%) Data Quality
9 23 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 22 (0.44%) PMO
11 17 (0.34%) IASME
11 17 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (0.16%) ISO 31000
15 7 (0.14%) SOC 2
16 6 (0.12%) NCSC
17 5 (0.100%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,563 (31.10%) Docker
2 152 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (0.68%) vSphere
6 23 (0.46%) KVM
7 15 (0.30%) Varnish
8 9 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.16%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.14%) XenApp
10 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.100%) NFS
12 5 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.040%) vCloud
14 2 (0.040%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.040%) zsh
15 1 (0.020%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1,521 (30.27%) Terraform
2 1,470 (29.25%) Kubernetes
3 641 (12.76%) Ansible
4 349 (6.95%) Puppet
5 299 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
6 89 (1.77%) Grafana
7 58 (1.15%) Prometheus
8 46 (0.92%) Rancher
9 31 (0.62%) HAProxy
10 30 (0.60%) Packer
11 28 (0.56%) Nagios
12 27 (0.54%) Istio
13 22 (0.44%) Icinga
13 22 (0.44%) SCCM
14 18 (0.36%) Kibana
15 17 (0.34%) Amdocs OSS
15 17 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
16 16 (0.32%) CASB
16 16 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,049 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 280 (5.57%) Google
2 280 (5.57%) Oracle
3 104 (2.07%) VMware
4 86 (1.71%) Databricks
5 81 (1.61%) Sitecore
6 79 (1.57%) Splunk
7 65 (1.29%) SAP
8 62 (1.23%) EnterpriseDB
9 61 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 47 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 46 (0.92%) ServiceNow
12 36 (0.72%) Cisco
13 34 (0.68%) New Relic
14 31 (0.62%) F5
15 28 (0.56%) IBM
16 26 (0.52%) Atlassian
17 21 (0.42%) MuleSoft
18 18 (0.36%) Dynatrace
19 17 (0.34%) SaltStack