Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 13 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 +36
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 972 1,017 651
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.49% 12.81% 8.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.91% 13.76% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,769 1,891 1,145
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £91,250 £92,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 5,140 7,393 7,183
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.50% 93.10% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4,573 6,296 6,187
Median annual salary £56,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.61% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 24 September 2020.

DevOps salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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.

1 440 (45.27%) Azure
2 410 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (34.98%) Docker
4 337 (34.67%) AWS
5 294 (30.25%) Kubernetes
6 274 (28.19%) .NET
7 265 (27.26%) C#
8 246 (25.31%) Terraform
9 243 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 243 (25.00%) SQL
10 233 (23.97%) Python
11 210 (21.60%) Microservices
12 200 (20.58%) Java
13 192 (19.75%) Software Engineering
14 190 (19.55%) Linux
15 174 (17.90%) Scrum
16 170 (17.49%) AngularJS
17 153 (15.74%) Microsoft
18 146 (15.02%) Ansible
19 143 (14.71%) .NET Core
20 138 (14.20%) TDD
21 135 (13.89%) Git (software)
21 135 (13.89%) SQL Server
22 133 (13.68%) Finance
23 125 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
24 122 (12.55%) Jenkins
25 118 (12.14%) Test Automation
26 116 (11.93%) HTML
27 115 (11.83%) Web Services
27 115 (11.83%) React

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 66 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (2.26%) IIS
3 20 (2.06%) Apache
4 19 (1.95%) Confluence
5 18 (1.85%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.54%) CMS
7 13 (1.34%) NServiceBus
7 13 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.93%) WordPress
9 7 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.72%) Jadu
9 7 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.62%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.51%) Luigi
12 4 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.21%) Drupal
13 2 (0.21%) Gluu
13 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Mingle
3 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (3.81%) R3 Corda
2 22 (2.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.31%) Magento
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 440 (45.27%) Azure
2 337 (34.67%) AWS
3 82 (8.44%) GCP
4 74 (7.61%) Serverless
5 71 (7.30%) SaaS
6 51 (5.25%) AWS Lambda
7 45 (4.63%) PaaS
8 41 (4.22%) GitHub
9 40 (4.12%) IaaS
10 37 (3.81%) Power Platform
11 33 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (3.09%) Amazon ECS
13 27 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 26 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (2.67%) Office 365
15 25 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (2.47%) Amazon S3
17 21 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 19 (1.95%) OpenShift
19 18 (1.85%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.16%) DNS
2 19 (1.95%) HTTP
3 16 (1.65%) Network Security
4 14 (1.44%) VPN
5 10 (1.03%) Internet
6 9 (0.93%) Firewall
6 9 (0.93%) Skype
7 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (0.72%) SSH
8 7 (0.72%) SSL
9 5 (0.51%) LAN
9 5 (0.51%) WAN
10 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.31%) SAN
11 2 (0.21%) Broadband
11 2 (0.21%) DHCP
11 2 (0.21%) MPLS
11 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 93 (9.57%) MongoDB
3 90 (9.26%) NoSQL
4 65 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (5.76%) MySQL
6 41 (4.22%) Relational Database
7 37 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (2.88%) Blockchain
10 26 (2.67%) Power BI
11 25 (2.57%) Big Data
12 18 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.82%) InfluxDB
16 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 135 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 122 (12.55%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.63%) JIRA
3 45 (4.63%) Selenium
4 35 (3.60%) GitLab
4 35 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (2.98%) Cucumber
5 29 (2.98%) Visual Studio
6 25 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (2.37%) IntelliJ
8 18 (1.85%) CircleCI
8 18 (1.85%) Maven
8 18 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.75%) JUnit
9 17 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (1.54%) Gradle
10 15 (1.54%) SpecFlow
11 14 (1.44%) Cypress.io
12 12 (1.23%) GoCD
12 12 (1.23%) RSpec
General
1 133 (13.68%) Finance
2 45 (4.63%) Public Sector
3 38 (3.91%) Banking
4 33 (3.40%) Retail
5 30 (3.09%) Games
6 21 (2.16%) Marketing
7 17 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.54%) Electronics
9 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.93%) Law
10 9 (0.93%) Publishing
11 8 (0.82%) Advertising
12 6 (0.62%) Local Government
13 5 (0.51%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.41%) Legal
15 3 (0.31%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.31%) Police
16 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.21%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 386 (39.71%) Developer
2 273 (28.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 95 (9.77%) Senior Developer
4 73 (7.51%) .NET Developer
5 64 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
6 62 (6.38%) AWS DevOps
7 58 (5.97%) Senior DevOps
8 55 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
9 53 (5.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 53 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
10 52 (5.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 50 (5.14%) Angular Developer
11 50 (5.14%) C# Developer
12 45 (4.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 38 (3.91%) Architect
14 37 (3.81%) Java Developer
15 36 (3.70%) Software Engineer
16 34 (3.50%) Software Developer
17 33 (3.40%) Web Developer
18 30 (3.09%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (28.19%) .NET
2 170 (17.49%) AngularJS
3 143 (14.71%) .NET Core
4 116 (11.93%) HTML
5 115 (11.83%) React
5 115 (11.83%) Web Services
6 107 (11.01%) CSS
7 82 (8.44%) Node.js
8 74 (7.61%) ASP.NET
9 71 (7.30%) .NET Framework
10 66 (6.79%) Spring Boot
11 58 (5.97%) REST
12 56 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 53 (5.45%) Spring
14 50 (5.14%) HTML5
15 48 (4.94%) RESTful
16 43 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
17 41 (4.22%) Kafka
18 40 (4.12%) ASP.NET Core
19 37 (3.81%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (4.01%) Cloud Native
3 35 (3.60%) User Experience
4 34 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.75%) NHS
9 11 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.13%) PlayStation
9 11 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.03%) FMCG
10 10 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.82%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.72%) CMDB
13 7 (0.72%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 190 (19.55%) Linux
2 79 (8.13%) Windows
3 38 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.78%) Unix
5 13 (1.34%) Debian
6 12 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.13%) CentOS
8 10 (1.03%) Android
9 9 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.82%) VMS
11 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (21.60%) Microservices
3 192 (19.75%) Software Engineering
4 174 (17.90%) Scrum
5 138 (14.20%) TDD
6 125 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
7 118 (12.14%) Test Automation
8 99 (10.19%) Fintech
9 97 (9.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 83 (8.54%) MVC
11 76 (7.82%) Web Development
12 71 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
13 65 (6.69%) Mentoring
14 64 (6.58%) BDD
15 59 (6.07%) Analytics
16 56 (5.76%) Configuration Management
16 56 (5.76%) Migration
17 55 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
18 48 (4.94%) Data Modelling
19 47 (4.84%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 265 (27.26%) C#
2 243 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 243 (25.00%) SQL
3 233 (23.97%) Python
4 200 (20.58%) Java
5 87 (8.95%) Bash Shell
6 76 (7.82%) Ruby
7 71 (7.30%) PowerShell
8 63 (6.48%) Go
9 57 (5.86%) T-SQL
10 53 (5.45%) Kotlin
11 44 (4.53%) PHP
12 41 (4.22%) TypeScript
13 24 (2.47%) Scala
14 22 (2.26%) Perl
15 20 (2.06%) C++
16 18 (1.85%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.75%) VB
18 15 (1.54%) Groovy
19 12 (1.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 45 (4.63%) Degree
2 31 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.93%) AWS Certification
5 9 (0.93%) PhD
6 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.21%) CISSP
9 2 (0.21%) ISEB
10 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.10%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.53%) QA
2 11 (1.13%) NIST
3 6 (0.62%) PMO
4 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.41%) SLA
6 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) GDPR
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.10%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 340 (34.98%) Docker
2 34 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.82%) Firmware
7 4 (0.41%) vSphere
8 3 (0.31%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.31%) NFS
8 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.21%) Gluster
9 2 (0.21%) iptables
9 2 (0.21%) Samba
9 2 (0.21%) Squid
10 1 (0.10%) Varnish
10 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.10%) Xen
10 1 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 294 (30.25%) Kubernetes
2 246 (25.31%) Terraform
3 146 (15.02%) Ansible
4 92 (9.47%) Puppet
5 59 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (3.19%) Grafana
7 26 (2.67%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.54%) Rancher
9 13 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.03%) Packer
11 7 (0.72%) Graylog
11 7 (0.72%) SCCM
11 7 (0.72%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.62%) Marathon
12 6 (0.62%) Mesos
13 5 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.51%) Kibana
13 5 (0.51%) Nagios
13 5 (0.51%) Rundeck
13 5 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 153 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.04%) Oracle
3 39 (4.01%) Google
4 28 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.78%) SAP
6 20 (2.06%) Splunk
7 19 (1.95%) Red Hat
7 19 (1.95%) VMware
8 15 (1.54%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.44%) Dynatrace
10 13 (1.34%) New Relic
11 12 (1.23%) Adobe
11 12 (1.23%) AppDynamics
12 10 (1.03%) Cisco
12 10 (1.03%) hybris
13 5 (0.51%) ABBYY
13 5 (0.51%) Automation Anywhere
13 5 (0.51%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.51%) Citrix
13 5 (0.51%) Xamarin