Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
North West > Manchester
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 12 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +4
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 592 642 739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 16.81% 12.31% 11.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.74% 13.13% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 680 573 609
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £85,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £56,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +10.34%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,338 4,889 5,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.78% 93.73% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,865 3,980 4,942
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Manchester over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in Manchester

DevOps
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. 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
Bolton +13 25 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Altrincham +3 13 £47,500 - 1
Salford +6 8 £53,700 -2.36% 7
Stockport +4 7 £52,500 -41.67% 4
Oldham +4 4 £52,120 +15.82%
Wigan -3 2 £63,750 +8.51% 4
Cheadle +13 1 £42,500 +41.67%
Bury +7 1 £25,000 -58.33% 2
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 268 (45.27%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (44.76%) AWS
3 239 (40.37%) Azure
4 214 (36.15%) Docker
5 198 (33.45%) Terraform
6 197 (33.28%) Kubernetes
7 183 (30.91%) JavaScript
8 155 (26.18%) Python
9 147 (24.83%) Linux
10 124 (20.95%) SQL
11 120 (20.27%) Infrastructure as Code
12 118 (19.93%) C#
13 115 (19.43%) Continuous Integration
14 111 (18.75%) Software Engineering
15 99 (16.72%) .NET
16 96 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
16 96 (16.22%) Ansible
17 94 (15.88%) Windows
18 93 (15.71%) Jenkins
19 90 (15.20%) Go
20 89 (15.03%) TDD
21 88 (14.86%) Scrum
21 88 (14.86%) Microsoft
22 85 (14.36%) Java
23 84 (14.19%) Git (software)
24 82 (13.85%) Puppet
25 74 (12.50%) Finance
26 72 (12.16%) Migration
26 72 (12.16%) E-Commerce
27 71 (11.99%) PowerShell

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 30 (5.07%) IIS
2 24 (4.05%) Confluence
3 16 (2.70%) Apache
3 16 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.53%) CMS
5 12 (2.03%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (2.03%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.86%) EPiServer
6 11 (1.86%) WordPress
7 10 (1.69%) Kentico
8 9 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.01%) JBoss
10 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.51%) nginx
12 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.34%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) nopCommerce
2 5 (0.84%) Magento
3 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 265 (44.76%) AWS
2 239 (40.37%) Azure
3 70 (11.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 57 (9.63%) GCP
5 55 (9.29%) Serverless
6 40 (6.76%) SaaS
7 31 (5.24%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (4.73%) IaaS
9 23 (3.89%) PaaS
10 16 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
11 13 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (2.03%) Pulumi
13 11 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
15 9 (1.52%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
16 8 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
17 6 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.72%) Firewall
2 16 (2.70%) VPN
3 14 (2.36%) VLAN
4 11 (1.86%) IPv4
4 11 (1.86%) OSPF
5 7 (1.18%) WAN
6 6 (1.01%) Skype
7 5 (0.84%) DNS
7 5 (0.84%) Internet
7 5 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.84%) SNMP
8 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.51%) DHCP
9 3 (0.51%) MPLS
10 2 (0.34%) Network Security
10 2 (0.34%) SAN
10 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.34%) VoIP
11 1 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.25%) MySQL
3 26 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.04%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.86%) Data Lake
10 8 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.35%) Big Data
11 6 (1.01%) Amazon Athena
11 6 (1.01%) Amazon QuickSight
11 6 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.01%) Redis
12 5 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 93 (15.71%) Jenkins
2 84 (14.19%) Git (software)
3 42 (7.09%) JIRA
4 24 (4.05%) GitLab
4 24 (4.05%) Selenium
5 20 (3.38%) Cucumber
5 20 (3.38%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.21%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (2.70%) Gradle
9 13 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (2.20%) Bitbucket
9 13 (2.20%) MSTest
9 13 (2.20%) Subversion
10 12 (2.03%) Artifactory
10 12 (2.03%) IntelliJ
10 12 (2.03%) Vagrant
11 9 (1.52%) CircleCI
11 9 (1.52%) git-flow
11 9 (1.52%) JMeter
General
1 74 (12.50%) Finance
2 28 (4.73%) Games
3 26 (4.39%) Law
3 26 (4.39%) Retail
4 25 (4.22%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.03%) Electronics
8 10 (1.69%) Banking
8 10 (1.69%) Marketing
9 6 (1.01%) Automotive
9 6 (1.01%) Housing Association
10 5 (0.84%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 181 (30.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 170 (28.72%) Developer
3 80 (13.51%) AWS Engineer
4 64 (10.81%) AWS DevOps
4 64 (10.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 62 (10.47%) Senior Developer
6 61 (10.30%) Software Engineer
7 55 (9.29%) Azure Engineer
8 44 (7.43%) .NET Developer
9 39 (6.59%) Platform Engineer
10 37 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
10 37 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 30 (5.07%) Full Stack Developer
11 30 (5.07%) Software Developer
12 23 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
13 21 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
13 21 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
15 18 (3.04%) Java Developer
16 17 (2.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.72%) .NET
2 70 (11.82%) Node.js
3 65 (10.98%) .NET Core
4 57 (9.63%) CSS
4 57 (9.63%) HTML
5 52 (8.78%) React
6 45 (7.60%) AngularJS
7 41 (6.93%) Web Services
8 35 (5.91%) .NET Framework
9 32 (5.41%) RESTful
9 32 (5.41%) Vue.js
10 27 (4.56%) ASP.NET
11 25 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (3.89%) jQuery
13 18 (3.04%) REST
14 16 (2.70%) HTML5
15 15 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (2.53%) Kafka
16 14 (2.36%) CSS3
16 14 (2.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (6.08%) User Experience
3 33 (5.57%) Public Cloud
4 21 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.55%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.04%) e-Learning
6 16 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
7 15 (2.53%) NHS
8 13 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.52%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.18%) Clustering
12 7 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) Blog
13 5 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.84%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.68%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 147 (24.83%) Linux
2 94 (15.88%) Windows
3 45 (7.60%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.57%) Unix
5 25 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.53%) CentOS
7 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.01%) Android
9 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (45.27%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (20.27%) Infrastructure as Code
3 115 (19.43%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 89 (15.03%) TDD
6 88 (14.86%) Scrum
7 72 (12.16%) E-Commerce
7 72 (12.16%) Migration
8 67 (11.32%) Test Automation
9 61 (10.30%) Configuration Management
10 56 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (8.95%) Microservices
12 51 (8.61%) Continuous Delivery
13 49 (8.28%) Deployment Automation
14 48 (8.11%) Coaching
14 48 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
15 45 (7.60%) MVC
16 42 (7.09%) Mentoring
17 38 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 36 (6.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 183 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 155 (26.18%) Python
3 124 (20.95%) SQL
4 118 (19.93%) C#
5 90 (15.20%) Go
6 85 (14.36%) Java
7 71 (11.99%) PowerShell
8 49 (8.28%) Bash Shell
9 45 (7.60%) Ruby
10 35 (5.91%) TypeScript
11 29 (4.90%) C++
12 25 (4.22%) Kotlin
13 19 (3.21%) Scala
14 15 (2.53%) Groovy
15 14 (2.36%) ES6
16 12 (2.03%) PHP
17 10 (1.69%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.18%) Perl
19 6 (1.01%) C
20 3 (0.51%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 28 (4.73%) Degree
2 26 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.21%) AWS Certification
4 18 (3.04%) RHCE
5 15 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.86%) GIAC
7 10 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.56%) QA
2 12 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.69%) WAI
4 3 (0.51%) GDPR
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.51%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 214 (36.15%) Docker
2 28 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.18%) vSphere
6 6 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.68%) KVM
8 3 (0.51%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 198 (33.45%) Terraform
2 197 (33.28%) Kubernetes
3 96 (16.22%) Ansible
3 96 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (13.85%) Puppet
5 14 (2.36%) Packer
6 9 (1.52%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.84%) CFEngine
7 5 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.84%) Graphite
8 4 (0.68%) Istio
8 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.68%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.51%) Grafana
9 3 (0.51%) SCCM
9 3 (0.51%) vRealize
10 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.34%) Rancher
11 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.97%) Oracle
3 43 (7.26%) VMware
4 24 (4.05%) EnterpriseDB
4 24 (4.05%) Red Hat
5 18 (3.04%) Google
6 15 (2.53%) Splunk
7 12 (2.03%) Aquila
7 12 (2.03%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.69%) SaltStack
8 10 (1.69%) SAP
9 8 (1.35%) Cisco
10 7 (1.18%) Zend
11 6 (1.01%) Snowplow
12 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.68%) Adobe
13 4 (0.68%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.68%) New Relic
13 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.51%) Talend