Period
to 1 March 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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 16 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 +36
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 2,599 857 791
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.06% 11.64% 10.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.57% 12.50% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,638 1,510 1,462
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +17.39%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 12,637 6,856 7,153
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.67% 93.10% 92.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10,914 5,911 6,190
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +7.48%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +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 1 March 2021.

DevOps salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 1,319 (50.75%) Azure
2 1,199 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1,053 (40.52%) AWS
4 835 (32.13%) Docker
5 812 (31.24%) Kubernetes
6 696 (26.78%) SQL
7 656 (25.24%) Terraform
8 619 (23.82%) JavaScript
9 613 (23.59%) Linux
10 599 (23.05%) Microsoft
11 590 (22.70%) C#
12 551 (21.20%) Scrum
13 534 (20.55%) .NET
14 502 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
15 494 (19.01%) Python
16 492 (18.93%) Git (software)
17 488 (18.78%) Java
18 472 (18.16%) Infrastructure as Code
19 438 (16.85%) Microservices
20 411 (15.81%) Jenkins
21 397 (15.28%) Ansible
21 397 (15.28%) Software Engineering
22 382 (14.70%) Migration
23 380 (14.62%) Windows
24 375 (14.43%) Finance
25 369 (14.20%) SQL Server
26 324 (12.47%) Puppet
27 320 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
28 309 (11.89%) TDD
29 287 (11.04%) Oracle

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
1 123 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
2 102 (3.92%) Apache
3 63 (2.42%) Confluence
4 61 (2.35%) IIS
5 52 (2.00%) CMS
6 46 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 30 (1.15%) WordPress
9 29 (1.12%) Umbraco
10 25 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.69%) nginx
13 17 (0.65%) EPiServer
14 15 (0.58%) Kentico
14 15 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.42%) NServiceBus
16 10 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.46%) Sketch
3 11 (0.42%) Figma
4 7 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.27%) InVision
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.19%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (0.54%) nopCommerce
2 12 (0.46%) Magento
3 11 (0.42%) R3 Corda
4 10 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.077%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.077%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.077%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.077%) Shopify
8 1 (0.038%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.038%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.038%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,319 (50.75%) Azure
2 1,053 (40.52%) AWS
3 285 (10.97%) GCP
4 234 (9.00%) SaaS
5 208 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 177 (6.81%) PaaS
7 152 (5.85%) Serverless
8 138 (5.31%) IaaS
9 100 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 94 (3.62%) GitHub
11 80 (3.08%) Power Platform
12 68 (2.62%) Microsoft 365
13 56 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
13 56 (2.15%) Amazon EKS
13 56 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
14 55 (2.12%) Amazon S3
15 51 (1.96%) Azure Functions
16 47 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 47 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
16 47 (1.81%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.73%) DNS
2 41 (1.58%) Firewall
3 40 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.31%) HTTP
5 22 (0.85%) Internet
6 21 (0.81%) VPN
7 20 (0.77%) Network Security
8 19 (0.73%) SAN
9 15 (0.58%) VLAN
9 15 (0.58%) WAN
10 13 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (0.46%) LAN
12 11 (0.42%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.35%) DHCP
14 8 (0.31%) VoIP
15 7 (0.27%) Skype
16 6 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
17 5 (0.19%) OpenVPN
17 5 (0.19%) SSH
17 5 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 185 (7.12%) MySQL
3 179 (6.89%) MongoDB
4 172 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
5 159 (6.12%) NoSQL
6 93 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
7 91 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 82 (3.16%) Big Data
9 62 (2.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 59 (2.27%) Redis
11 58 (2.23%) Power BI
12 54 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
14 35 (1.35%) Blockchain
15 32 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
16 30 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (0.85%) Data Lake
19 18 (0.69%) Hadoop
19 18 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 492 (18.93%) Git (software)
2 411 (15.81%) Jenkins
3 127 (4.89%) JIRA
4 93 (3.58%) GitLab
5 92 (3.54%) Maven
6 91 (3.50%) Visual Studio
7 81 (3.12%) TeamCity
8 78 (3.00%) Selenium
9 70 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 61 (2.35%) Cucumber
12 58 (2.23%) Bitbucket
12 58 (2.23%) Gradle
13 52 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
14 46 (1.77%) JUnit
15 24 (0.92%) IntelliJ
16 22 (0.85%) CircleCI
17 21 (0.81%) Postman
17 21 (0.81%) WebDriver
18 20 (0.77%) Cypress.io
General
1 375 (14.43%) Finance
2 177 (6.81%) Games
3 70 (2.69%) Retail
4 67 (2.58%) Public Sector
5 66 (2.54%) Banking
5 66 (2.54%) Marketing
6 37 (1.42%) Law
7 19 (0.73%) Back Office
7 19 (0.73%) Electronics
7 19 (0.73%) Publishing
8 16 (0.62%) Billing
8 16 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.58%) Advertising
9 15 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.31%) Legal
10 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.23%) Housing Association
12 5 (0.19%) Front Office
12 5 (0.19%) Local Government
13 4 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 861 (33.13%) Developer
2 800 (30.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 313 (12.04%) Azure Engineer
4 268 (10.31%) AWS DevOps
4 268 (10.31%) AWS Engineer
5 242 (9.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 212 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 175 (6.73%) Senior DevOps
8 164 (6.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 163 (6.27%) Platform Engineer
10 160 (6.16%) Java Developer
11 155 (5.96%) .NET Developer
12 135 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
13 128 (4.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 126 (4.85%) Software Developer
15 119 (4.58%) Software Engineer
16 110 (4.23%) Architect
17 109 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
18 101 (3.89%) C# Developer
19 77 (2.96%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (20.55%) .NET
2 269 (10.35%) AngularJS
3 267 (10.27%) CSS
4 265 (10.20%) HTML
5 264 (10.16%) React
6 240 (9.23%) Node.js
7 193 (7.43%) .NET Core
8 177 (6.81%) Kafka
9 171 (6.58%) Spring
10 169 (6.50%) Web Services
11 162 (6.23%) Spring Boot
12 145 (5.58%) RESTful
13 143 (5.50%) .NET Framework
14 137 (5.27%) ASP.NET
15 135 (5.19%) REST
16 124 (4.77%) Vue.js
17 92 (3.54%) HTML5
18 89 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 78 (3.00%) Apache Flex
20 69 (2.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 194 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
2 102 (3.92%) User Experience
3 94 (3.62%) Public Cloud
4 74 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 68 (2.62%) Cloud Native
6 52 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 49 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 48 (1.85%) Data Centre
10 44 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.23%) NHS
12 30 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 27 (1.04%) iPad
14 24 (0.92%) Online Games
15 22 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 21 (0.81%) Management Information System
17 20 (0.77%) Private Cloud
18 16 (0.62%) CMDB
18 16 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 613 (23.59%) Linux
2 380 (14.62%) Windows
3 111 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 70 (2.69%) Unix
5 47 (1.81%) Android
6 43 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.04%) CentOS
9 24 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 10 (0.38%) Debian
13 6 (0.23%) VMS
14 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.038%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.038%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.038%) SUSE
15 1 (0.038%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,199 (46.13%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (21.20%) Scrum
3 502 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
4 472 (18.16%) Infrastructure as Code
5 438 (16.85%) Microservices
6 397 (15.28%) Software Engineering
7 382 (14.70%) Migration
8 309 (11.89%) TDD
9 244 (9.39%) Deployment Automation
10 237 (9.12%) Fintech
11 232 (8.93%) Test Automation
12 230 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
13 174 (6.69%) MVC
14 164 (6.31%) Mentoring
15 156 (6.00%) BDD
16 153 (5.89%) SDLC
17 151 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 150 (5.77%) Data Security
19 149 (5.73%) Coaching
20 136 (5.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 696 (26.78%) SQL
2 619 (23.82%) JavaScript
3 590 (22.70%) C#
4 494 (19.01%) Python
5 488 (18.78%) Java
6 205 (7.89%) PowerShell
7 180 (6.93%) TypeScript
8 176 (6.77%) Go
9 154 (5.93%) Bash Shell
10 143 (5.50%) Ruby
11 100 (3.85%) PHP
12 88 (3.39%) T-SQL
13 77 (2.96%) Kotlin
14 46 (1.77%) Groovy
15 45 (1.73%) C++
16 38 (1.46%) Java 8
16 38 (1.46%) Scala
17 30 (1.15%) Shell Script
18 25 (0.96%) C
19 21 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 150 (5.77%) Degree
2 133 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 123 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (0.73%) AWS Certification
6 19 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (0.62%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.38%) ISEB
9 9 (0.35%) CISSP
10 8 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.23%) PhD
12 4 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.15%) FFIEC
12 4 (0.15%) HND
12 4 (0.15%) MCSA
12 4 (0.15%) MCSE
13 3 (0.12%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.12%) PMP
13 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (5.39%) QA
2 27 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.69%) GDPR
4 14 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.54%) WAI
5 12 (0.46%) NIST
5 12 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.46%) SLA
6 5 (0.19%) COBIT
6 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.15%) NCSC
7 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.12%) PMO
9 2 (0.077%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 835 (32.13%) Docker
2 117 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 74 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.27%) vSphere
6 7 (0.27%) Xen
7 6 (0.23%) Firmware
8 5 (0.19%) Postfix
9 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.12%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.077%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.077%) NFS
11 2 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.038%) Varnish
12 1 (0.038%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 812 (31.24%) Kubernetes
2 656 (25.24%) Terraform
3 397 (15.28%) Ansible
4 324 (12.47%) Puppet
5 320 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
6 64 (2.46%) Prometheus
7 52 (2.00%) Grafana
8 35 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 34 (1.31%) ZABBIX
10 31 (1.19%) Istio
11 27 (1.04%) Graphite
12 26 (1.00%) Nagios
12 26 (1.00%) Packer
13 24 (0.92%) SCCM
14 18 (0.69%) SCVMM
15 16 (0.62%) Salt
16 15 (0.58%) Rancher
17 11 (0.42%) Kibana
18 8 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
19 7 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 599 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 287 (11.04%) Oracle
3 141 (5.43%) EnterpriseDB
4 129 (4.96%) Google
5 99 (3.81%) VMware
6 40 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.12%) SAP
9 27 (1.04%) Cisco
10 26 (1.00%) Sitecore
11 25 (0.96%) Adobe
12 24 (0.92%) ServiceNow
13 22 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (0.81%) IBM
14 21 (0.81%) New Relic
15 18 (0.69%) Veeam
16 16 (0.62%) Splunk
17 14 (0.54%) Aquila
17 14 (0.54%) SolarWinds
18 13 (0.50%) hybris