Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 14 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +30
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 3,490 780 947
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.45% 13.80% 11.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.75% 14.80% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,007 676 878
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £42,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -17.86% +21.74%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £99,125
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18,618 5,270 7,357
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 93.08% 93.26% 92.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15,108 4,487 6,343
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,803 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £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 18 June 2021.

DevOps salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,982 (56.79%) Azure
2 1,657 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1,452 (41.60%) AWS
4 1,101 (31.55%) Kubernetes
5 1,095 (31.38%) Docker
6 976 (27.97%) Terraform
7 898 (25.73%) SQL
8 802 (22.98%) JavaScript
9 792 (22.69%) Linux
10 776 (22.23%) C#
11 708 (20.29%) Microsoft
12 684 (19.60%) Microservices
13 682 (19.54%) .NET
13 682 (19.54%) Scrum
14 679 (19.46%) Python
15 659 (18.88%) Git (software)
16 615 (17.62%) Java
17 581 (16.65%) Finance
17 581 (16.65%) Jenkins
18 575 (16.48%) Software Engineering
19 530 (15.19%) Social Skills
20 528 (15.13%) Infrastructure as Code
21 507 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
22 470 (13.47%) SQL Server
23 446 (12.78%) Ansible
24 442 (12.66%) GCP
25 436 (12.49%) Test Automation
26 424 (12.15%) Windows
27 409 (11.72%) React
28 400 (11.46%) Migration

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
1 131 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
2 106 (3.04%) CMS
3 88 (2.52%) Confluence
4 78 (2.23%) Apache Spark
5 68 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 60 (1.72%) IIS
7 54 (1.55%) Umbraco
8 45 (1.29%) Apache
9 43 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 36 (1.03%) WordPress
11 33 (0.95%) EPiServer
12 30 (0.86%) Kentico
12 30 (0.86%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.74%) nginx
14 23 (0.66%) Tomcat
15 22 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
16 14 (0.40%) Headless CMS
17 10 (0.29%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.29%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.20%) CloudStack
Applications
1 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.32%) Figma
4 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.17%) Sketch
6 5 (0.14%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.057%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.029%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.029%) InVision
9 1 (0.029%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (0.60%) Sentinel
2 20 (0.57%) Magento
3 9 (0.26%) nopCommerce
4 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.20%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.086%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.086%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.057%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.057%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.057%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,982 (56.79%) Azure
2 1,452 (41.60%) AWS
3 442 (12.66%) GCP
4 353 (10.11%) SaaS
5 265 (7.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 239 (6.85%) Serverless
7 202 (5.79%) PaaS
8 191 (5.47%) IaaS
9 159 (4.56%) GitHub
10 129 (3.70%) Power Platform
11 113 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 100 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
13 96 (2.75%) Amazon ECS
14 90 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
15 85 (2.44%) Amazon S3
16 82 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
17 77 (2.21%) Microsoft 365
18 74 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
19 69 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
20 66 (1.89%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 121 (3.47%) Firewall
2 66 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 61 (1.75%) Network Security
4 50 (1.43%) VPN
5 38 (1.09%) WAN
6 36 (1.03%) DNS
7 32 (0.92%) HTTP
8 29 (0.83%) LAN
9 22 (0.63%) VLAN
10 21 (0.60%) SSL
11 20 (0.57%) SAN
12 19 (0.54%) DHCP
13 18 (0.52%) Internet
14 10 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.23%) Broadband
15 8 (0.23%) DMZ
15 8 (0.23%) VoIP
16 7 (0.20%) IPv4
16 7 (0.20%) SMTP
17 6 (0.17%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 239 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 212 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
4 207 (5.93%) MySQL
5 184 (5.27%) MongoDB
6 133 (3.81%) Big Data
7 111 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
8 104 (2.98%) Power BI
9 98 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 90 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 89 (2.55%) Relational Database
12 79 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 78 (2.23%) Redis
14 72 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
15 67 (1.92%) Data Lake
16 63 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 55 (1.58%) Hadoop
18 43 (1.23%) Blockchain
19 28 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 27 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 659 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 581 (16.65%) Jenkins
3 217 (6.22%) GitLab
4 209 (5.99%) JIRA
5 139 (3.98%) Maven
6 130 (3.72%) Selenium
7 122 (3.50%) Visual Studio
8 121 (3.47%) TeamCity
9 117 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 89 (2.55%) JUnit
11 75 (2.15%) Bitbucket
12 71 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 61 (1.75%) Cucumber
14 59 (1.69%) Gradle
15 57 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
16 53 (1.52%) SpecFlow
17 45 (1.29%) WebDriver
18 33 (0.95%) Cypress.io
19 32 (0.92%) Postman
20 31 (0.89%) Artifactory
General
1 581 (16.65%) Finance
2 530 (15.19%) Social Skills
3 150 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 134 (3.84%) Games
5 125 (3.58%) Marketing
6 118 (3.38%) Public Sector
7 107 (3.07%) Retail
8 99 (2.84%) Banking
9 68 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
10 53 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 51 (1.46%) Electronics
12 45 (1.29%) Law
13 40 (1.15%) Legal
14 38 (1.09%) Advertising
15 36 (1.03%) Manufacturing
16 31 (0.89%) Billing
17 27 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
18 26 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
19 25 (0.72%) Financial Institution
20 17 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,122 (32.15%) Developer
2 912 (26.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 309 (8.85%) Azure Engineer
4 286 (8.19%) Senior Developer
5 236 (6.76%) AWS Engineer
6 229 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 224 (6.42%) .NET Developer
8 219 (6.28%) AWS DevOps
9 218 (6.25%) Software Engineer
10 216 (6.19%) Senior DevOps
11 205 (5.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 197 (5.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 193 (5.53%) Architect
14 179 (5.13%) C# Developer
15 163 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
16 158 (4.53%) Full Stack Developer
17 136 (3.90%) Software Developer
18 134 (3.84%) Platform Engineer
19 123 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 114 (3.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 682 (19.54%) .NET
2 409 (11.72%) React
3 319 (9.14%) HTML
4 316 (9.05%) AngularJS
5 309 (8.85%) CSS
6 281 (8.05%) Node.js
7 274 (7.85%) .NET Core
8 273 (7.82%) Spring
9 236 (6.76%) Spring Boot
10 200 (5.73%) .NET Framework
11 193 (5.53%) REST
12 190 (5.44%) RESTful
13 188 (5.39%) Web Services
14 187 (5.36%) Kafka
15 180 (5.16%) Vue.js
16 178 (5.10%) ASP.NET
17 141 (4.04%) HTML5
18 100 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
19 96 (2.75%) JSON
20 95 (2.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 240 (6.88%) Greenfield Project
2 176 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 128 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 128 (3.67%) User Experience
4 121 (3.47%) Cloud Native
5 111 (3.18%) Virtual Team
6 103 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 98 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
8 80 (2.29%) Data Centre
9 57 (1.63%) iPad
10 42 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 42 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 38 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 37 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (0.89%) NHS
14 27 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 24 (0.69%) Blog
16 20 (0.57%) N-Tier
17 16 (0.46%) Replication
18 15 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 792 (22.69%) Linux
2 424 (12.15%) Windows
3 122 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 76 (2.18%) Unix
5 69 (1.98%) Android
6 52 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 41 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (1.06%) CentOS
9 30 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.57%) SUSE
11 20 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 14 (0.40%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.37%) Debian
15 10 (0.29%) VMS
16 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.14%) Fedora
16 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,657 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (19.60%) Microservices
3 682 (19.54%) Scrum
4 575 (16.48%) Software Engineering
5 528 (15.13%) Infrastructure as Code
6 507 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
7 436 (12.49%) Test Automation
8 400 (11.46%) Migration
9 367 (10.52%) TDD
10 335 (9.60%) Mentoring
11 327 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
12 279 (7.99%) Fintech
13 247 (7.08%) Deployment Automation
14 236 (6.76%) SDLC
15 219 (6.28%) BDD
16 213 (6.10%) E-Commerce
17 200 (5.73%) MVC
18 196 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
19 190 (5.44%) OOP
20 180 (5.16%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 898 (25.73%) SQL
2 802 (22.98%) JavaScript
3 776 (22.23%) C#
4 679 (19.46%) Python
5 615 (17.62%) Java
6 347 (9.94%) PowerShell
7 245 (7.02%) Bash Shell
8 242 (6.93%) TypeScript
9 174 (4.99%) Go
10 156 (4.47%) PHP
11 140 (4.01%) Ruby
12 85 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 78 (2.23%) Scala
14 67 (1.92%) Kotlin
15 58 (1.66%) Java 8
16 54 (1.55%) Shell Script
17 53 (1.52%) C++
18 47 (1.35%) C
19 42 (1.20%) Groovy
20 27 (0.77%) ES6
Qualifications
1 249 (7.13%) Degree
2 206 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 180 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 91 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (1.00%) AWS Certification
7 21 (0.60%) CISSP
8 16 (0.46%) ISEB
9 15 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.43%) MCSD
10 11 (0.32%) MCSE
11 10 (0.29%) CISM
11 10 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.29%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.29%) MCSA
11 10 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (5.79%) QA
2 50 (1.43%) SLA
3 43 (1.23%) Accessibility
3 43 (1.23%) GDPR
4 30 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.66%) NIST
6 21 (0.60%) GRC
7 19 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.46%) PMO
9 9 (0.26%) WAI
10 8 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.17%) COBIT
12 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.14%) NCSC
12 5 (0.14%) WCAG
13 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.029%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,095 (31.38%) Docker
2 171 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 71 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.52%) vSphere
7 8 (0.23%) LXC
8 7 (0.20%) KVM
9 6 (0.17%) iptables
9 6 (0.17%) Xen
10 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.11%) Gluster
10 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.057%) Ceph
12 2 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.057%) NFS
12 2 (0.057%) Postfix
12 2 (0.057%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,101 (31.55%) Kubernetes
2 976 (27.97%) Terraform
3 446 (12.78%) Ansible
4 297 (8.51%) Puppet
5 266 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
6 95 (2.72%) Istio
7 65 (1.86%) Prometheus
8 64 (1.83%) Grafana
9 49 (1.40%) Packer
10 36 (1.03%) SCCM
11 35 (1.00%) Rancher
12 29 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
13 27 (0.77%) Nagios
14 25 (0.72%) Salt
15 13 (0.37%) HAProxy
16 12 (0.34%) Kibana
17 11 (0.32%) SCOM
17 11 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
18 10 (0.29%) ZABBIX
19 9 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 708 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 326 (9.34%) Oracle
3 200 (5.73%) Google
4 113 (3.24%) VMware
5 96 (2.75%) EnterpriseDB
6 65 (1.86%) SAP
7 57 (1.63%) Databricks
8 46 (1.32%) Sitecore
9 44 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 43 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 43 (1.23%) Cisco
11 42 (1.20%) IBM
12 37 (1.06%) Splunk
13 29 (0.83%) ServiceNow
14 22 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.60%) Adobe
15 21 (0.60%) Veeam
16 18 (0.52%) Informatica
17 16 (0.46%) CyberArk
18 15 (0.43%) ForgeRock