Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,141 397 776
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 20.48% 15.30% 12.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.52% 16.39% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 893 344 556
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £80,625
North West median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 5,303 2,422 6,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 95.19% 93.37% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,984 2,161 4,892
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,188 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,484
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +6 35 £60,000 - 7
Stockport -3 13 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Salford -3 10 £66,417 +47.59% 8
Wigan +8 9 £65,000 +20.93% 2
Oldham -5 4 £42,500 -34.62% 6
Bury -2 1 - - 1
Altrincham -7 1 £35,000 -30.00% 2
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 683 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (51.88%) Azure
3 514 (45.05%) AWS
4 422 (36.99%) Terraform
5 377 (33.04%) Kubernetes
6 376 (32.95%) Docker
7 255 (22.35%) Software Engineering
8 243 (21.30%) Java
9 241 (21.12%) Python
10 238 (20.86%) Linux
11 231 (20.25%) JavaScript
11 231 (20.25%) Infrastructure as Code
12 222 (19.46%) Microservices
13 207 (18.14%) Jenkins
14 202 (17.70%) Scrum
15 200 (17.53%) Microsoft
16 198 (17.35%) SQL
17 192 (16.83%) Social Skills
18 191 (16.74%) C#
19 174 (15.25%) Git (software)
19 174 (15.25%) Ansible
20 172 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
21 170 (14.90%) .NET
22 165 (14.46%) React
23 158 (13.85%) AWS CloudFormation
24 149 (13.06%) Go
25 148 (12.97%) TDD
26 141 (12.36%) GCP
27 139 (12.18%) Mentoring
28 137 (12.01%) Continuous Integration

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 33 (2.89%) Confluence
2 18 (1.58%) Apache
3 14 (1.23%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.23%) CMS
3 14 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 10 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.61%) nginx
6 6 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.44%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.35%) IIS
9 3 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.18%) Camunda
10 2 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.088%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.088%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.088%) MTS
11 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.35%) Figma
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.088%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.088%) Sketch
5 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.088%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 592 (51.88%) Azure
2 514 (45.05%) AWS
3 158 (13.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 141 (12.36%) GCP
5 91 (7.98%) Serverless
6 55 (4.82%) SaaS
7 47 (4.12%) PaaS
8 46 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
9 45 (3.94%) GitHub
10 41 (3.59%) IaaS
10 41 (3.59%) Power Platform
11 38 (3.33%) Pulumi
12 36 (3.16%) Amazon EKS
13 34 (2.98%) npm
14 32 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (2.54%) Azure Key Vault
17 28 (2.45%) Amazon ECS
18 27 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 24 (2.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.54%) Modbus
2 28 (2.45%) Firewall
3 25 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.58%) Ethernet
4 18 (1.58%) RS-422
5 15 (1.31%) Internet
6 11 (0.96%) Network Security
7 8 (0.70%) DNS
8 6 (0.53%) VPN
8 6 (0.53%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.44%) IPv4
9 5 (0.44%) OSPF
9 5 (0.44%) VLAN
10 4 (0.35%) LAN
10 4 (0.35%) WAN
11 3 (0.26%) 5G
11 3 (0.26%) AMQP
12 2 (0.18%) Broadband
12 2 (0.18%) SAN
13 1 (0.088%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 50 (4.38%) MySQL
4 46 (4.03%) MongoDB
5 44 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (3.51%) Redis
7 33 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (2.80%) Power BI
9 29 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.37%) Big Data
11 23 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (1.75%) MariaDB
13 19 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (1.40%) Data Lake
16 12 (1.05%) Hadoop
16 12 (1.05%) Power Query
17 11 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.96%) Blockchain
17 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 207 (18.14%) Jenkins
2 174 (15.25%) Git (software)
3 83 (7.27%) JIRA
4 46 (4.03%) Maven
5 36 (3.16%) JUnit
6 33 (2.89%) GitLab
7 28 (2.45%) gulp
8 27 (2.37%) webpack
9 26 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (2.19%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.10%) SonarQube
12 19 (1.67%) Gradle
12 19 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 17 (1.49%) CircleCI
13 17 (1.49%) Selenium
14 14 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (1.05%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.96%) Mockito
16 11 (0.96%) TestNG
General
1 192 (16.83%) Social Skills
2 120 (10.52%) Finance
3 59 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (4.03%) Law
5 41 (3.59%) Games
6 39 (3.42%) Retail
7 34 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.63%) Banking
8 30 (2.63%) French Language
9 28 (2.45%) Legal
9 28 (2.45%) Public Sector
10 25 (2.19%) Marketing
11 23 (2.02%) Influencing Skills
12 14 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 13 (1.14%) Electronics
14 12 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (1.05%) Telecoms
15 11 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
16 10 (0.88%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 299 (26.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 241 (21.12%) Developer
3 110 (9.64%) AWS Engineer
3 110 (9.64%) Software Engineer
4 85 (7.45%) Architect
4 85 (7.45%) AWS DevOps
5 84 (7.36%) Azure Engineer
6 83 (7.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 67 (5.87%) Platform Engineer
7 67 (5.87%) Senior Developer
8 65 (5.70%) Senior DevOps
8 65 (5.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 56 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
10 44 (3.86%) .NET Developer
11 40 (3.51%) Java Developer
12 36 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 34 (2.98%) Senior Software Engineer
14 32 (2.80%) Consultant
14 32 (2.80%) Technical Leader
15 30 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (14.90%) .NET
2 165 (14.46%) React
3 124 (10.87%) AngularJS
4 90 (7.89%) Spring
5 86 (7.54%) Node.js
6 80 (7.01%) .NET Core
7 75 (6.57%) Web Services
8 73 (6.40%) RESTful
8 73 (6.40%) Vue.js
9 61 (5.35%) .NET Framework
10 60 (5.26%) Spring Boot
11 54 (4.73%) ARM Templates
11 54 (4.73%) CSS
12 47 (4.12%) Kafka
13 42 (3.68%) REST
14 32 (2.80%) Sass
15 28 (2.45%) HTML
15 28 (2.45%) LESS
16 27 (2.37%) DOM
16 27 (2.37%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (6.05%) Public Cloud
3 50 (4.38%) Cloud Native
4 38 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
6 32 (2.80%) Private Cloud
7 31 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (2.37%) Virtual Team
9 26 (2.28%) User Experience
10 24 (2.10%) Enterprise Cloud
11 17 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.49%) Reinsurance
12 15 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.05%) BBC
15 11 (0.96%) Cyberattack
15 11 (0.96%) Online Gambling
16 10 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 238 (20.86%) Linux
2 135 (11.83%) Windows
3 25 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (2.19%) Unix
4 24 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.67%) CentOS
6 14 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.14%) Android
8 8 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.088%) HPUX
10 1 (0.088%) Solaris
10 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (22.35%) Software Engineering
3 231 (20.25%) Infrastructure as Code
4 222 (19.46%) Microservices
5 202 (17.70%) Scrum
6 172 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
7 148 (12.97%) TDD
8 139 (12.18%) Mentoring
9 137 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
10 135 (11.83%) Migration
11 129 (11.31%) Configuration Management
12 116 (10.17%) Test Automation
13 102 (8.94%) OOP
14 96 (8.41%) OO
15 84 (7.36%) Analytics
16 79 (6.92%) Coaching
17 78 (6.84%) Deployment Automation
18 77 (6.75%) SOLID
19 73 (6.40%) SDLC
20 68 (5.96%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 243 (21.30%) Java
2 241 (21.12%) Python
3 231 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 198 (17.35%) SQL
5 191 (16.74%) C#
6 149 (13.06%) Go
7 137 (12.01%) PowerShell
8 101 (8.85%) C++
9 100 (8.76%) Ruby
10 98 (8.59%) TypeScript
11 97 (8.50%) Bash Shell
12 71 (6.22%) Scala
13 67 (5.87%) Kotlin
14 49 (4.29%) C
15 31 (2.72%) PHP
16 29 (2.54%) ES6
16 29 (2.54%) Groovy
17 18 (1.58%) Java 8
17 18 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 13 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.29%) Degree
4 35 (3.07%) AWS Certification
5 30 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.53%) OCP
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.44%) GIAC
10 5 (0.44%) RHCE
11 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.18%) MCSE
13 1 (0.088%) HNC
13 1 (0.088%) HND
13 1 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.088%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.24%) QA
2 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.44%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.18%) GDPR
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 376 (32.95%) Docker
2 52 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.31%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.35%) KVM
8 3 (0.26%) Ceph
9 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.18%) Snort
10 1 (0.088%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.088%) Firmware
10 1 (0.088%) vSphere
10 1 (0.088%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 422 (36.99%) Terraform
2 377 (33.04%) Kubernetes
3 174 (15.25%) Ansible
4 134 (11.74%) Puppet
5 108 (9.47%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (5.08%) Grafana
7 39 (3.42%) Prometheus
8 17 (1.49%) SCCM
9 15 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (0.96%) Salt
11 9 (0.79%) Istio
11 9 (0.79%) Packer
12 7 (0.61%) CFEngine
12 7 (0.61%) Consul
13 6 (0.53%) CloudForms
13 6 (0.53%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.53%) Rancher
14 4 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.35%) Rsyslog
14 4 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 200 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 85 (7.45%) Oracle
3 53 (4.65%) VMware
4 48 (4.21%) SaltStack
5 45 (3.94%) Red Hat
6 37 (3.24%) Google
7 23 (2.02%) EnterpriseDB
8 16 (1.40%) New Relic
9 15 (1.31%) Citrix
9 15 (1.31%) EMC
9 15 (1.31%) NetApp
10 14 (1.23%) Dynatrace
11 9 (0.79%) Sun
12 8 (0.70%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.70%) Spotify
13 6 (0.53%) Teradata
14 5 (0.44%) IBM
15 4 (0.35%) Ab Initio
15 4 (0.35%) Adobe
15 4 (0.35%) TOWER Software