Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 15 19
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +34
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 3,069 825 874
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.99% 12.92% 10.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.41% 13.89% 11.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,682 708 800
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £53,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -17.86% +16.67%
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £102,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +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 15,811 5,938 7,362
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.69% 93.01% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 13,292 5,056 6,267
10th Percentile £34,567 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 11 May 2021.

DevOps salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 1,705 (55.56%) Azure
2 1,476 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1,275 (41.54%) AWS
4 962 (31.35%) Kubernetes
5 947 (30.86%) Docker
6 819 (26.69%) SQL
7 777 (25.32%) Terraform
8 737 (24.01%) Linux
9 709 (23.10%) JavaScript
10 700 (22.81%) C#
11 689 (22.45%) Microsoft
12 645 (21.02%) Scrum
13 618 (20.14%) .NET
14 581 (18.93%) Git (software)
15 576 (18.77%) Python
16 569 (18.54%) Microservices
17 564 (18.38%) Java
18 525 (17.11%) Jenkins
19 520 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
20 495 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
21 476 (15.51%) Finance
21 476 (15.51%) Software Engineering
22 460 (14.99%) SQL Server
23 431 (14.04%) Ansible
24 414 (13.49%) Windows
25 408 (13.29%) Social Skills
26 372 (12.12%) Migration
27 356 (11.60%) GCP
28 350 (11.40%) TDD
29 341 (11.11%) Test Automation

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
1 129 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
2 87 (2.83%) CMS
3 82 (2.67%) Apache
4 72 (2.35%) Confluence
5 57 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 56 (1.82%) IIS
7 54 (1.76%) Apache Spark
8 42 (1.37%) Umbraco
9 36 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 34 (1.11%) WordPress
11 28 (0.91%) nginx
12 25 (0.81%) Kentico
13 24 (0.78%) EPiServer
13 24 (0.78%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
15 10 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.26%) NServiceBus
18 7 (0.23%) CloudStack
Applications
1 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.36%) Figma
3 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.29%) Sketch
4 8 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.13%) InVision
7 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.065%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.033%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.033%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.55%) Magento
3 14 (0.46%) nopCommerce
3 14 (0.46%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.26%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.098%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.098%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.098%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.065%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.065%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.033%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.033%) Shopify
8 1 (0.033%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,705 (55.56%) Azure
2 1,275 (41.54%) AWS
3 356 (11.60%) GCP
4 291 (9.48%) SaaS
5 238 (7.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 194 (6.32%) PaaS
7 191 (6.22%) Serverless
8 169 (5.51%) IaaS
9 127 (4.14%) GitHub
10 122 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 108 (3.52%) Power Platform
12 83 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
13 74 (2.41%) Amazon S3
14 68 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
15 66 (2.15%) Microsoft 365
16 62 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
17 60 (1.96%) Azure Functions
18 58 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
19 57 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
20 54 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.80%) Firewall
2 42 (1.37%) DNS
3 39 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.17%) VPN
5 29 (0.94%) HTTP
6 28 (0.91%) WAN
7 27 (0.88%) Network Security
8 23 (0.75%) SAN
9 21 (0.68%) VLAN
10 20 (0.65%) LAN
11 18 (0.59%) Internet
12 16 (0.52%) DHCP
13 13 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.29%) SSL
15 8 (0.26%) RTP
15 8 (0.26%) VoIP
16 6 (0.20%) SD-WAN
17 5 (0.16%) DMZ
18 4 (0.13%) H.323
18 4 (0.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 196 (6.39%) MySQL
3 188 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
4 182 (5.93%) MongoDB
4 182 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 106 (3.45%) Big Data
6 103 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 94 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
8 81 (2.64%) Power BI
9 80 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 73 (2.38%) Relational Database
11 68 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 54 (1.76%) Redis
12 54 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
14 44 (1.43%) Hadoop
15 40 (1.30%) Data Lake
16 34 (1.11%) Blockchain
17 22 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 22 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 581 (18.93%) Git (software)
2 525 (17.11%) Jenkins
3 182 (5.93%) GitLab
4 172 (5.60%) JIRA
5 134 (4.37%) Maven
6 116 (3.78%) TeamCity
7 105 (3.42%) Selenium
7 105 (3.42%) Visual Studio
8 100 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 74 (2.41%) Bitbucket
10 68 (2.22%) JUnit
11 64 (2.09%) Cucumber
12 59 (1.92%) Gradle
13 55 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 52 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 39 (1.27%) SpecFlow
16 36 (1.17%) Artifactory
17 31 (1.01%) WebDriver
18 27 (0.88%) Cypress.io
19 25 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 476 (15.51%) Finance
2 408 (13.29%) Social Skills
3 158 (5.15%) Games
4 108 (3.52%) Marketing
5 97 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 94 (3.06%) Retail
7 92 (3.00%) Banking
8 83 (2.70%) Public Sector
9 48 (1.56%) Law
9 48 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
10 39 (1.27%) Electronics
11 35 (1.14%) Telecoms
12 29 (0.94%) Advertising
13 28 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
14 26 (0.85%) Billing
14 26 (0.85%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.78%) Legal
16 20 (0.65%) Back Office
16 20 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
17 16 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,012 (32.97%) Developer
2 852 (27.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 304 (9.91%) Azure Engineer
4 275 (8.96%) Senior Developer
5 241 (7.85%) AWS Engineer
6 236 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
7 216 (7.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 210 (6.84%) Senior DevOps
9 208 (6.78%) Java Developer
10 200 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 186 (6.06%) .NET Developer
12 167 (5.44%) Software Engineer
13 162 (5.28%) Architect
14 145 (4.72%) C# Developer
15 140 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 140 (4.56%) Platform Engineer
16 133 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
17 132 (4.30%) Software Developer
18 130 (4.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 86 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (20.14%) .NET
2 335 (10.92%) React
3 284 (9.25%) AngularJS
4 281 (9.16%) CSS
5 278 (9.06%) HTML
6 260 (8.47%) Node.js
7 241 (7.85%) Spring
8 238 (7.75%) .NET Core
9 219 (7.14%) Spring Boot
10 200 (6.52%) Kafka
11 189 (6.16%) .NET Framework
12 182 (5.93%) Web Services
13 165 (5.38%) ASP.NET
13 165 (5.38%) REST
14 164 (5.34%) Vue.js
15 159 (5.18%) RESTful
16 102 (3.32%) HTML5
17 90 (2.93%) Ruby on Rails
18 85 (2.77%) ASP.NET Web API
18 85 (2.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 206 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
2 136 (4.43%) Public Cloud
3 112 (3.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 112 (3.65%) User Experience
4 102 (3.32%) Cloud Native
5 89 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 79 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (2.18%) Data Centre
8 51 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 46 (1.50%) iPad
10 42 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 39 (1.27%) Algorithms
12 33 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 30 (0.98%) NHS
13 30 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 24 (0.78%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.46%) e-Learning
15 14 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.46%) Online Games
16 13 (0.42%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 737 (24.01%) Linux
2 414 (13.49%) Windows
3 121 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 73 (2.38%) Unix
5 63 (2.05%) Android
6 48 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.08%) CentOS
8 28 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 26 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (0.42%) SUSE
12 11 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.29%) Debian
14 6 (0.20%) VMS
15 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,476 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (21.02%) Scrum
3 569 (18.54%) Microservices
4 520 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
5 495 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
6 476 (15.51%) Software Engineering
7 372 (12.12%) Migration
8 350 (11.40%) TDD
9 341 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 277 (9.03%) Mentoring
11 257 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
12 252 (8.21%) Fintech
13 234 (7.62%) Deployment Automation
14 220 (7.17%) SDLC
15 211 (6.88%) BDD
16 178 (5.80%) MVC
17 174 (5.67%) Coaching
18 171 (5.57%) Continuous Delivery
19 168 (5.47%) E-Commerce
20 162 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 819 (26.69%) SQL
2 709 (23.10%) JavaScript
3 700 (22.81%) C#
4 576 (18.77%) Python
5 564 (18.38%) Java
6 282 (9.19%) PowerShell
7 237 (7.72%) TypeScript
8 190 (6.19%) Bash Shell
9 168 (5.47%) Go
10 144 (4.69%) Ruby
11 135 (4.40%) PHP
12 75 (2.44%) Kotlin
13 74 (2.41%) T-SQL
14 57 (1.86%) Scala
15 48 (1.56%) Java 8
16 43 (1.40%) C++
16 43 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 42 (1.37%) Groovy
18 37 (1.21%) C
19 23 (0.75%) ES6
Qualifications
1 216 (7.04%) Degree
2 209 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 192 (6.26%) SC Cleared
4 85 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.11%) AWS Certification
7 23 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.55%) ISEB
9 14 (0.46%) CISSP
10 13 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.33%) MCSD
13 8 (0.26%) MCSE
14 7 (0.23%) CISM
14 7 (0.23%) MCSA
14 7 (0.23%) PhD
15 6 (0.20%) CISA
15 6 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.20%) PMP
15 6 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (5.41%) QA
2 31 (1.01%) SLA
3 29 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.85%) GDPR
5 18 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.55%) NIST
7 14 (0.46%) WAI
8 9 (0.29%) GRC
8 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.26%) PMO
10 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.16%) COBIT
11 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.16%) NCSC
11 5 (0.16%) WCAG
12 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.033%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.033%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.033%) SOC 2
System Software
1 947 (30.86%) Docker
2 160 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 86 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.49%) vSphere
6 8 (0.26%) LXC
6 8 (0.26%) Xen
7 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.13%) Gluster
7 4 (0.13%) iptables
7 4 (0.13%) Postfix
8 3 (0.098%) Kamailio
8 3 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.065%) Ceph
9 2 (0.065%) Firmware
9 2 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.065%) NFS
9 2 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.065%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 962 (31.35%) Kubernetes
2 777 (25.32%) Terraform
3 431 (14.04%) Ansible
4 306 (9.97%) Opscode Chef
5 297 (9.68%) Puppet
6 89 (2.90%) Istio
7 76 (2.48%) Prometheus
8 56 (1.82%) Grafana
9 41 (1.34%) Packer
10 36 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 35 (1.14%) SCCM
12 29 (0.94%) Rancher
13 26 (0.85%) ZABBIX
14 23 (0.75%) Nagios
15 20 (0.65%) Graphite
15 20 (0.65%) Salt
16 17 (0.55%) SCVMM
17 11 (0.36%) HAProxy
17 11 (0.36%) Kibana
18 9 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 689 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 326 (10.62%) Oracle
3 152 (4.95%) Google
4 117 (3.81%) VMware
5 116 (3.78%) EnterpriseDB
6 48 (1.56%) SAP
7 45 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 43 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 40 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 39 (1.27%) IBM
11 37 (1.21%) Cisco
12 35 (1.14%) Databricks
13 30 (0.98%) ServiceNow
14 27 (0.88%) Splunk
15 25 (0.81%) Veeam
16 23 (0.75%) Adobe
17 19 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
18 15 (0.49%) Informatica
19 14 (0.46%) Aquila
19 14 (0.46%) SolarWinds