Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 121 128
Rank change year-on-year +64 +7 +58
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 137 27 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.46% 1.19% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.03% 1.36% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 103 19 48
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,100 £26,125
90th Percentile £74,600 £61,500 £76,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 2726 1981 2855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.74% 87.46% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2052 1675 2416
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps in Cheshire.

Salary trend for DevOps in Cheshire

DevOps
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Knutsford 0 49 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Chester +17 29 £31,500 -19.23% 3
Sandbach - 12 £47,500 - 1
Warrington +6 9 £57,500 +27.78% 3
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 83 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (43.80%) Java
3 57 (41.61%) Finance
4 48 (35.04%) Linux
5 39 (28.47%) TDD
6 35 (25.55%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (24.09%) Banking
7 33 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (23.36%) Windows
8 32 (23.36%) Jenkins
9 31 (22.63%) JavaScript
9 31 (22.63%) Scrum
10 30 (21.90%) .NET
11 29 (21.17%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (20.44%) SDLC
13 27 (19.71%) Docker
13 27 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (19.71%) Python
14 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
15 25 (18.25%) SQL
15 25 (18.25%) Puppet
16 24 (17.52%) Software Engineering
17 22 (16.06%) BDD
17 22 (16.06%) HTML
17 22 (16.06%) SQL Server
17 22 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (16.06%) Risk Management
18 21 (15.33%) C#
19 20 (14.60%) REST
19 20 (14.60%) Open Source

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 13 (9.49%) Confluence
2 10 (7.30%) Apache
3 7 (5.11%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.65%) IIS
4 5 (3.65%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.73%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.73%) CICS
7 1 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.73%) nginx
7 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) BASE24
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.55%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.76%) OpenShift
4 11 (8.03%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.30%) Office 365
6 9 (6.57%) PaaS
7 7 (5.11%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (4.38%) IaaS
8 6 (4.38%) SaaS
9 4 (2.92%) GitHub
10 3 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (2.19%) CloudFront
10 3 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) HTTP
2 10 (7.30%) Internet
3 6 (4.38%) ATM
4 4 (2.92%) LDAP
5 2 (1.46%) PBX
6 1 (0.73%) Firewall
6 1 (0.73%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.03%) MySQL
3 10 (7.30%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (5.11%) Redis
7 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.92%) Big Data
8 4 (2.92%) Blockchain
8 4 (2.92%) DB2
8 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.46%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.46%) OLTP
10 2 (1.46%) QlikView
10 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (23.36%) Jenkins
2 18 (13.14%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.95%) JIRA
4 12 (8.76%) Bitbucket
5 9 (6.57%) Gradle
5 9 (6.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (5.84%) Xcode
7 7 (5.11%) SonarQube
8 5 (3.65%) Maven
8 5 (3.65%) VersaTest
9 4 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.92%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.19%) JUnit
10 3 (2.19%) Selenium
10 3 (2.19%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.46%) Lombardi
11 2 (1.46%) NuGet
11 2 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.46%) PHPUnit
General
1 57 (41.61%) Finance
2 33 (24.09%) Banking
3 19 (13.87%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.57%) Law
4 9 (6.57%) Retail
5 7 (5.11%) Advertising
6 4 (2.92%) Games
7 3 (2.19%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.19%) Marketing
8 2 (1.46%) Legal
8 2 (1.46%) Publishing
8 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (27.74%) Developer
2 23 (16.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (10.95%) Java Developer
4 11 (8.03%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (7.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (7.30%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.57%) Java Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (4.38%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.38%) DevOps Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.90%) .NET
2 22 (16.06%) HTML
3 20 (14.60%) REST
4 19 (13.87%) jQuery
4 19 (13.87%) SOAP
5 17 (12.41%) Spring
6 14 (10.22%) CSS
7 13 (9.49%) RESTful
8 12 (8.76%) Java EE
9 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
9 11 (8.03%) Node.js
10 10 (7.30%) AngularJS
10 10 (7.30%) Middleware
11 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (6.57%) HTML5
12 8 (5.84%) Cocoa
12 8 (5.84%) Cocoa Touch
12 8 (5.84%) iOS SDK
12 8 (5.84%) React
12 8 (5.84%) SpriteKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (6.57%) User Experience
3 7 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.65%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.92%) Fintech
6 4 (2.92%) Tandem
7 3 (2.19%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.46%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.46%) PKI
8 2 (1.46%) Robotics
9 1 (0.73%) FMCG
9 1 (0.73%) Life Science
9 1 (0.73%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 48 (35.04%) Linux
2 32 (23.36%) Windows
3 19 (13.87%) Unix
4 9 (6.57%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.19%) AIX
7 3 (2.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.73%) Android
8 1 (0.73%) Debian
8 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.47%) TDD
3 33 (24.09%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (22.63%) Scrum
5 28 (20.44%) SDLC
6 24 (17.52%) Software Engineering
7 22 (16.06%) BDD
7 22 (16.06%) Risk Management
7 22 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (14.60%) Open Source
9 19 (13.87%) Test Automation
10 18 (13.14%) Wealth Management
11 16 (11.68%) Microservices
12 13 (9.49%) MVC
13 12 (8.76%) Waterfall
14 11 (8.03%) OO
14 11 (8.03%) Web Development
15 10 (7.30%) ITIL
16 9 (6.57%) Software Architecture
16 9 (6.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (43.80%) Java
2 31 (22.63%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.71%) Python
4 25 (18.25%) SQL
5 21 (15.33%) C#
6 16 (11.68%) PHP
7 11 (8.03%) C++
7 11 (8.03%) Ruby
8 8 (5.84%) Apple Swift
8 8 (5.84%) Objective-C
9 6 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.38%) C
9 6 (4.38%) COBOL
9 6 (4.38%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.92%) Groovy
11 4 (2.92%) Perl
12 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (7.30%) Degree
2 7 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.92%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.46%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) QA
System Software
1 27 (19.71%) Docker
2 8 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.46%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (21.17%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (18.25%) Puppet
3 20 (14.60%) Ansible
4 6 (4.38%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.92%) Terraform
6 3 (2.19%) Nagios
6 3 (2.19%) Salt
7 2 (1.46%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.46%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.73%) Ambari
8 1 (0.73%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.73%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.73%) SCCM
8 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.73%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.22%) Google
3 10 (7.30%) Oracle
4 8 (5.84%) SaltStack
5 7 (5.11%) AppDynamics
6 6 (4.38%) MuleSoft
7 5 (3.65%) Apigee
7 5 (3.65%) IBM
8 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.92%) VMware
9 3 (2.19%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.19%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (1.46%) Alteryx
10 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.46%) CA
10 2 (1.46%) Datameer
10 2 (1.46%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.46%) Lavastorm
10 2 (1.46%) Tableau
10 2 (1.46%) Twitter