Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
North West > Manchester
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 12 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +6
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 683 597 773
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 18.09% 13.71% 12.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.35% 14.59% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 565 467 572
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,200 £37,525
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,125 £72,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £85,000
North West median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% - -

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 3,529 4,093 5,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.48% 94.03% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,988 3,306 4,614
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,375 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +14 29 £43,750 -16.67% 5
Altrincham 0 13 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Stockport -4 7 £52,500 +2.94% 6
Wigan +1 3 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Cheadle - 3 £42,500 - 1
Sale +8 2 - - 2
Salford +1 1 £54,653 -8.91% 10
Oldham -1 1 £45,000 -30.77%
DevOps
North West

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 340 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (47.44%) Azure
2 324 (47.44%) AWS
3 244 (35.72%) Terraform
4 238 (34.85%) Docker
5 234 (34.26%) Kubernetes
6 186 (27.23%) Python
7 184 (26.94%) JavaScript
8 179 (26.21%) Linux
9 160 (23.43%) SQL
10 146 (21.38%) Infrastructure as Code
11 142 (20.79%) Software Engineering
12 135 (19.77%) Ansible
13 133 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
14 127 (18.59%) C#
15 126 (18.45%) Scrum
16 121 (17.72%) Jenkins
17 118 (17.28%) Git (software)
18 116 (16.98%) Microsoft
19 114 (16.69%) Java
20 107 (15.67%) Migration
21 106 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
22 104 (15.23%) TDD
23 102 (14.93%) Go
24 100 (14.64%) Puppet
24 100 (14.64%) PowerShell
25 98 (14.35%) Windows
26 95 (13.91%) AWS CloudFormation
27 92 (13.47%) .NET
28 85 (12.45%) GCP

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 31 (4.54%) Confluence
2 25 (3.66%) IIS
3 21 (3.07%) CMS
4 16 (2.34%) Apache
4 16 (2.34%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.61%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.46%) EPiServer
7 10 (1.46%) Kentico
7 10 (1.46%) WordPress
8 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.59%) nginx
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.44%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.29%) Drupal
11 2 (0.29%) JBoss
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) nopCommerce
2 5 (0.73%) Magento
3 4 (0.59%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.15%) iTrent
5 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 324 (47.44%) AWS
1 324 (47.44%) Azure
2 95 (13.91%) AWS CloudFormation
3 85 (12.45%) GCP
4 50 (7.32%) SaaS
5 48 (7.03%) Serverless
6 45 (6.59%) PaaS
7 44 (6.44%) IaaS
8 26 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (2.78%) Amazon EKS
11 17 (2.49%) OpenShift
12 16 (2.34%) Pulumi
13 13 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.61%) Azure Service Fabric
14 11 (1.61%) GitHub
15 10 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
15 10 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 9 (1.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.54%) Firewall
2 26 (3.81%) VPN
3 20 (2.93%) VLAN
4 17 (2.49%) IPv4
4 17 (2.49%) OSPF
5 9 (1.32%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.32%) Modbus
5 9 (1.32%) RS-422
6 8 (1.17%) SNMP
7 7 (1.02%) Internet
8 5 (0.73%) Network Security
8 5 (0.73%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.59%) DNS
10 3 (0.44%) 5G
10 3 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.44%) SSL
10 3 (0.44%) WAN
11 2 (0.29%) DHCP
11 2 (0.29%) SSH
11 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.32%) MySQL
3 25 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.22%) Big Data
4 22 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.49%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.34%) Data Lake
8 13 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.76%) Redis
10 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.32%) MariaDB
12 8 (1.17%) Power BI
13 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.88%) Amazon QuickSight
14 6 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 121 (17.72%) Jenkins
2 118 (17.28%) Git (software)
3 53 (7.76%) JIRA
4 40 (5.86%) GitLab
5 23 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (3.07%) Visual Studio
7 19 (2.78%) Selenium
8 18 (2.64%) Subversion
8 18 (2.64%) Vagrant
9 17 (2.49%) Cucumber
9 17 (2.49%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.34%) Gradle
11 15 (2.20%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.90%) Artifactory
12 13 (1.90%) MSTest
13 12 (1.76%) IntelliJ
14 10 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (1.17%) git-flow
15 8 (1.17%) JMeter
15 8 (1.17%) Katalon Studio
General
1 80 (11.71%) Social Skills
2 75 (10.98%) Finance
3 36 (5.27%) Retail
4 30 (4.39%) Public Sector
5 27 (3.95%) Games
6 25 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 25 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.22%) Law
8 20 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.34%) Marketing
10 15 (2.20%) Electronics
11 14 (2.05%) Banking
12 10 (1.46%) Advertising
13 9 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.17%) French Language
15 7 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
16 6 (0.88%) Legal
16 6 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
17 5 (0.73%) Back Office
18 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 188 (27.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 161 (23.57%) Developer
3 86 (12.59%) AWS Engineer
4 71 (10.40%) Azure Engineer
5 68 (9.96%) AWS DevOps
5 68 (9.96%) Software Engineer
6 67 (9.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 57 (8.35%) Senior Developer
8 52 (7.61%) Platform Engineer
9 35 (5.12%) Senior DevOps
10 34 (4.98%) .NET Developer
10 34 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.95%) Data Engineer
12 26 (3.81%) Architect
12 26 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
13 25 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (3.22%) Automation Engineer
14 22 (3.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.22%) Software Developer
15 20 (2.93%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (13.47%) .NET
2 71 (10.40%) Node.js
3 64 (9.37%) Web Services
4 58 (8.49%) AngularJS
5 49 (7.17%) .NET Framework
5 49 (7.17%) CSS
6 48 (7.03%) React
6 48 (7.03%) Vue.js
7 46 (6.73%) .NET Core
8 45 (6.59%) HTML
9 35 (5.12%) RESTful
10 26 (3.81%) Kafka
11 22 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (3.22%) jQuery
12 21 (3.07%) ASP.NET
13 20 (2.93%) REST
14 17 (2.49%) Sass
15 16 (2.34%) Entity Framework
16 14 (2.05%) Laravel
17 13 (1.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.59%) Public Cloud
3 27 (3.95%) User Experience
4 21 (3.07%) Cloud Native
5 19 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (2.64%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.49%) Enterprise Cloud
8 13 (1.90%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.76%) e-Learning
9 12 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.61%) NHS
11 9 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.17%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.02%) Blog
13 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.88%) Clustering
15 5 (0.73%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 179 (26.21%) Linux
2 98 (14.35%) Windows
3 46 (6.73%) Windows Server
4 43 (6.30%) Unix
5 27 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.20%) CentOS
7 6 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.59%) Alpine Linux
8 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.15%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (21.38%) Infrastructure as Code
3 142 (20.79%) Software Engineering
4 133 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (18.45%) Scrum
6 107 (15.67%) Migration
7 104 (15.23%) TDD
8 75 (10.98%) Configuration Management
9 73 (10.69%) E-Commerce
10 70 (10.25%) Test Automation
11 64 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 59 (8.64%) Deployment Automation
14 58 (8.49%) Coaching
14 58 (8.49%) Microservices
15 57 (8.35%) Mentoring
16 56 (8.20%) Analytics
16 56 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 55 (8.05%) SOLID
18 54 (7.91%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 186 (27.23%) Python
2 184 (26.94%) JavaScript
3 160 (23.43%) SQL
4 127 (18.59%) C#
5 114 (16.69%) Java
6 102 (14.93%) Go
7 100 (14.64%) PowerShell
8 58 (8.49%) Bash Shell
9 53 (7.76%) C++
10 52 (7.61%) Ruby
11 39 (5.71%) TypeScript
12 37 (5.42%) Kotlin
13 36 (5.27%) Scala
14 22 (3.22%) PHP
15 21 (3.07%) C
16 18 (2.64%) Groovy
16 18 (2.64%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.76%) ES6
18 8 (1.17%) Perl
19 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 45 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.93%) AWS Certification
3 20 (2.93%) RHCE
4 17 (2.49%) GIAC
5 15 (2.20%) Degree
6 13 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.29%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.51%) QA
2 15 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.46%) WAI
4 5 (0.73%) GDPR
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) SLA
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) GRC
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 238 (34.85%) Docker
2 33 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.54%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.88%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.73%) KVM
8 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.15%) Snort
9 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 244 (35.72%) Terraform
2 234 (34.26%) Kubernetes
3 135 (19.77%) Ansible
4 106 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
5 100 (14.64%) Puppet
6 25 (3.66%) Packer
7 19 (2.78%) Prometheus
8 17 (2.49%) Grafana
9 16 (2.34%) SCCM
10 15 (2.20%) Graphite
11 13 (1.90%) Istio
12 11 (1.61%) Consul
12 11 (1.61%) ZABBIX
13 10 (1.46%) SCOM
14 9 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (1.32%) Opsview
15 8 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (1.17%) Salt
16 7 (1.02%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 116 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 72 (10.54%) Oracle
3 39 (5.71%) VMware
4 34 (4.98%) Red Hat
5 32 (4.69%) EnterpriseDB
6 22 (3.22%) Google
7 14 (2.05%) SaltStack
8 13 (1.90%) SAP
9 12 (1.76%) Aquila
9 12 (1.76%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.17%) Cisco
10 8 (1.17%) Instagram
10 8 (1.17%) New Relic
10 8 (1.17%) Zend
11 7 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.88%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.88%) EMC
12 6 (0.88%) NetApp
12 6 (0.88%) Snowplow
13 5 (0.73%) ServiceNow