Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 15 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 +61
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 189 244 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.18% 11.46% 7.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.41% 12.38% 8.10%
Number of salaries quoted 162 171 181
Median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.99% +16.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £54,486 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.94% +4.76% +1.25%

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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,409 1,971 3,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 90.79% 92.58% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,095 1,431 2,299
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Cheshire.

Salary trend for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Cheshire over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 45 £55,000 +22.05% 11
Chester -2 33 £56,250 +2.27% 17
Knutsford +7 17 £57,500 +2.95% 10
Crewe +6 8 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Ellesmere Port +1 7 £65,000 +116.67%
Macclesfield +1 6 £45,000 -
Wilmslow -1 6 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Sandbach +4 5 £60,000 +14.29%
Daresbury +2 4 - -
Runcorn - 3 £67,500 - 1
Congleton - 3 £43,750 -
Northwich +7 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Nantwich +5 1 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £45,000 - 1
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 103 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (50.26%) Azure
3 83 (43.92%) .NET
4 79 (41.80%) SQL Server
5 73 (38.62%) Microsoft
6 63 (33.33%) SQL
7 61 (32.28%) C#
8 51 (26.98%) Java
9 47 (24.87%) Git (software)
10 45 (23.81%) AWS
11 44 (23.28%) JavaScript
12 42 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (21.16%) TDD
14 37 (19.58%) Python
15 32 (16.93%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (16.40%) .NET Core
17 28 (14.81%) Mentoring
18 27 (14.29%) Docker
18 27 (14.29%) Jenkins
18 27 (14.29%) TeamCity
19 26 (13.76%) CSS
19 26 (13.76%) Linux
19 26 (13.76%) AngularJS
19 26 (13.76%) Ansible
20 25 (13.23%) Octopus Deploy
20 25 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (13.23%) MVC
20 25 (13.23%) JIRA
21 24 (12.70%) RESTful
21 24 (12.70%) Finance

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (2.65%) Apache
1 5 (2.65%) JBoss
1 5 (2.65%) NServiceBus
2 4 (2.12%) Confluence
3 3 (1.59%) nginx
4 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.53%) Luigi
5 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.59%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (50.26%) Azure
2 45 (23.81%) AWS
3 13 (6.88%) SaaS
4 10 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.29%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.29%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (4.23%) GCP
6 7 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (3.70%) Amazon ECS
6 7 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (3.70%) Amazon Glacier
6 7 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (3.17%) GitHub
7 6 (3.17%) Serverless
8 3 (1.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.59%) Datadog
8 3 (1.59%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) Firewall
2 3 (1.59%) DNS
2 3 (1.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.06%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.53%) IPv6
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (41.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (6.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (5.82%) SSDT
5 10 (5.29%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (4.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.70%) Biml
7 7 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.17%) Big Data
9 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.12%) Redis
11 3 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.59%) MySQL
11 3 (1.59%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (24.87%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 27 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 25 (13.23%) JIRA
3 25 (13.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (10.05%) Bitbucket
5 12 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.29%) Maven
7 8 (4.23%) NUnit
7 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.17%) Cypress.io
8 6 (3.17%) Gradle
8 6 (3.17%) Selenium
9 3 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.53%) MSTest
11 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.53%) Spinnaker
11 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (12.70%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Retail
3 5 (2.65%) Banking
3 5 (2.65%) Legal
4 4 (2.12%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (2.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 105 (55.56%) Developer
2 37 (19.58%) .NET Developer
3 30 (15.87%) Senior Developer
4 24 (12.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (11.64%) Agile Developer
6 20 (10.58%) Senior Agile Developer
7 18 (9.52%) Java Developer
7 18 (9.52%) Software Developer
8 16 (8.47%) Agile Java Developer
9 14 (7.41%) Lead Developer
9 14 (7.41%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 14 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (6.35%) Analyst
10 12 (6.35%) Lead .NET Developer
11 11 (5.82%) Database Analyst
11 11 (5.82%) Graduate
11 11 (5.82%) Graduate Developer
11 11 (5.82%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (5.29%) Administrator
13 8 (4.23%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (43.92%) .NET
2 31 (16.40%) .NET Core
3 26 (13.76%) AngularJS
3 26 (13.76%) CSS
4 24 (12.70%) ASP.NET
4 24 (12.70%) HTML
4 24 (12.70%) RESTful
5 17 (8.99%) jQuery
6 16 (8.47%) Node.js
6 16 (8.47%) React
7 15 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (5.82%) .NET Framework
9 11 (5.82%) Elastic Stack
9 11 (5.82%) Entity Framework
10 9 (4.76%) REST
11 8 (4.23%) NHibernate
11 8 (4.23%) Vue.js
12 6 (3.17%) Web Services
13 5 (2.65%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.93%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.29%) NHS
4 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.59%) Clustering
5 3 (1.59%) CMDB
5 3 (1.59%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.06%) Blog
6 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Animation
7 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.76%) Linux
2 22 (11.64%) Windows
3 16 (8.47%) Unix
3 16 (8.47%) VMS
4 7 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (21.16%) TDD
4 28 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 25 (13.23%) MVC
5 25 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (12.17%) Decision-Making
7 22 (11.64%) OO
8 21 (11.11%) Microservices
9 18 (9.52%) Scrum
10 17 (8.99%) Collaborative Working
10 17 (8.99%) Configuration Management
11 16 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (7.94%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (7.94%) Project Management
12 15 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 14 (7.41%) Process Improvement
13 14 (7.41%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 12 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.33%) SQL
2 61 (32.28%) C#
3 51 (26.98%) Java
4 44 (23.28%) JavaScript
5 37 (19.58%) Python
6 13 (6.88%) PHP
7 10 (5.29%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.29%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.70%) Go
10 4 (2.12%) C++
10 4 (2.12%) Groovy
10 4 (2.12%) Ruby
11 3 (1.59%) ABAP
12 2 (1.06%) C
12 2 (1.06%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.53%) Dart
13 1 (0.53%) Scala
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.58%) Degree
2 12 (6.35%) MCSD
2 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.06%) GDPR
1 2 (1.06%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (14.29%) Docker
2 12 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) KVM
4 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (13.76%) Ansible
2 23 (12.17%) Kubernetes
3 21 (11.11%) Terraform
4 20 (10.58%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (8.99%) Puppet
6 4 (2.12%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.59%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 73 (38.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.99%) VMware
3 12 (6.35%) Sitecore
4 7 (3.70%) Oracle
5 5 (2.65%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.12%) Cisco
6 4 (2.12%) F5
6 4 (2.12%) Fortinet
6 4 (2.12%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.59%) hybris
7 3 (1.59%) SAP
7 3 (1.59%) Sybase
8 2 (1.06%) Google
8 2 (1.06%) Jitterbit
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix
9 1 (0.53%) Informatica
9 1 (0.53%) Pega
9 1 (0.53%) RedGate
9 1 (0.53%) Tableau
9 1 (0.53%) Talend