Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 22 45
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 +35
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 860 841 623
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.57% 8.36% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.74% 9.18% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 955 816 519
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,250 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,257 9,162 11,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.48% 91.12% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,846 7,662 8,427
Median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £28,985 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the Midlands

DevOps
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the Midlands

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the Midlands

DevOps
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
West Midlands +9 637 £57,500 +4.55% 173
East Midlands +15 212 £50,000 - 78
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 516 (60.00%) Azure
2 505 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (33.02%) .NET
4 278 (32.33%) C#
5 276 (32.09%) AWS
6 246 (28.60%) SQL
7 236 (27.44%) JavaScript
8 234 (27.21%) Microsoft
9 193 (22.44%) Python
10 180 (20.93%) Docker
10 180 (20.93%) Microservices
11 178 (20.70%) Linux
12 177 (20.58%) Git (software)
12 177 (20.58%) Terraform
13 155 (18.02%) SQL Server
14 148 (17.21%) Kubernetes
15 146 (16.98%) Ansible
16 141 (16.40%) Scrum
17 129 (15.00%) CSS
18 124 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
19 120 (13.95%) REST
20 117 (13.60%) AngularJS
21 116 (13.49%) HTML
22 115 (13.37%) MVC
23 113 (13.14%) Jenkins
24 111 (12.91%) Finance
25 109 (12.67%) ASP.NET
25 109 (12.67%) React
25 109 (12.67%) Infrastructure as Code
26 108 (12.56%) Problem-Solving

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 29 (3.37%) CMS
1 29 (3.37%) Umbraco
2 27 (3.14%) IIS
3 22 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (2.44%) Confluence
5 17 (1.98%) Apache
6 13 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.70%) Camunda
8 6 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.47%) Kentico
9 4 (0.47%) nginx
9 4 (0.47%) OpenROAD
9 4 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.47%) WordPress
10 3 (0.35%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 16 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (1.51%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.81%) Magento
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 516 (60.00%) Azure
2 276 (32.09%) AWS
3 104 (12.09%) GCP
4 88 (10.23%) SaaS
5 79 (9.19%) GitHub
6 67 (7.79%) Serverless
7 64 (7.44%) PaaS
8 50 (5.81%) IaaS
9 36 (4.19%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (4.19%) Power Platform
10 32 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 30 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (1.86%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (1.86%) OpenShift
15 14 (1.63%) Power Automate
16 11 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (1.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.30%) Firewall
2 24 (2.79%) VPN
3 18 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.16%) OpenVPN
5 9 (1.05%) AMQP
5 9 (1.05%) DNS
5 9 (1.05%) VLAN
6 7 (0.81%) HTTP
6 7 (0.81%) Network Security
7 5 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (0.35%) RTP
8 3 (0.35%) SSL
8 3 (0.35%) STUN
8 3 (0.35%) VoIP
9 2 (0.23%) Internet
9 2 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.12%) FTP
10 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 79 (9.19%) MongoDB
3 54 (6.28%) MySQL
4 45 (5.23%) Relational Database
5 41 (4.77%) NoSQL
6 30 (3.49%) Power BI
7 28 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (3.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 25 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (2.56%) Redis
11 21 (2.44%) Big Data
12 20 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.40%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.93%) OLTP
18 8 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 177 (20.58%) Git (software)
2 113 (13.14%) Jenkins
3 62 (7.21%) Visual Studio
4 51 (5.93%) JIRA
5 47 (5.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 46 (5.35%) TeamCity
7 36 (4.19%) Bitbucket
8 35 (4.07%) Selenium
9 32 (3.72%) GitLab
10 31 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 20 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.16%) Subversion
13 10 (1.16%) webpack
14 9 (1.05%) NUnit
14 9 (1.05%) Visual Studio Code
15 8 (0.93%) Postman
16 7 (0.81%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.81%) Storybook
16 7 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 111 (12.91%) Finance
2 34 (3.95%) Public Sector
3 31 (3.60%) Law
3 31 (3.60%) Retail
4 26 (3.02%) Games
5 15 (1.74%) Back Office
6 14 (1.63%) Marketing
7 12 (1.40%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.05%) Digital Economy
9 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.35%) Billing
11 3 (0.35%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.23%) Legal
13 1 (0.12%) Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 282 (32.79%) Developer
2 223 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 67 (7.79%) Azure Engineer
4 64 (7.44%) Senior Developer
5 62 (7.21%) Architect
5 62 (7.21%) Software Developer
6 61 (7.09%) .NET Developer
7 60 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 55 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
9 51 (5.93%) AWS DevOps
10 46 (5.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 42 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
12 41 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (4.77%) Platform Engineer
12 41 (4.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 40 (4.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 40 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
14 38 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
15 37 (4.30%) Software Engineer
16 32 (3.72%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (33.02%) .NET
2 129 (15.00%) CSS
3 120 (13.95%) REST
4 117 (13.60%) AngularJS
5 116 (13.49%) HTML
6 109 (12.67%) ASP.NET
6 109 (12.67%) React
7 80 (9.30%) Node.js
8 75 (8.72%) jQuery
9 72 (8.37%) .NET Framework
10 66 (7.67%) .NET Core
11 53 (6.16%) JSON
12 49 (5.70%) Kafka
13 47 (5.47%) Web Services
14 46 (5.35%) Flask
15 44 (5.12%) Django
16 43 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (3.84%) Entity Framework
17 33 (3.84%) HTML5
18 32 (3.72%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.65%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (4.53%) User Experience
3 33 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.49%) Public Cloud
5 26 (3.02%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.91%) Cloud Native
7 19 (2.21%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.16%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.81%) W3C
12 5 (0.58%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.47%) AS400
13 4 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.47%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.47%) PlayStation
14 3 (0.35%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 178 (20.70%) Linux
2 106 (12.33%) Windows
3 45 (5.23%) Windows Server
4 33 (3.84%) Unix
5 23 (2.67%) Ubuntu
6 20 (2.33%) CentOS
7 14 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.16%) AIX
9 7 (0.81%) Android
10 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Fedora
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (20.93%) Microservices
3 141 (16.40%) Scrum
4 124 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
5 115 (13.37%) MVC
6 109 (12.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 108 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
8 107 (12.44%) SDLC
9 102 (11.86%) Test Automation
10 99 (11.51%) TDD
11 97 (11.28%) Software Engineering
12 90 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 74 (8.60%) Migration
14 64 (7.44%) Configuration Management
15 61 (7.09%) Mentoring
16 57 (6.63%) BDD
17 56 (6.51%) Fintech
18 51 (5.93%) E-Commerce
19 50 (5.81%) Kanban
20 45 (5.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 278 (32.33%) C#
2 246 (28.60%) SQL
3 236 (27.44%) JavaScript
4 193 (22.44%) Python
5 103 (11.98%) PowerShell
6 99 (11.51%) Java
7 82 (9.53%) Bash Shell
8 65 (7.56%) T-SQL
9 58 (6.74%) PHP
10 39 (4.53%) Go
11 37 (4.30%) TypeScript
12 24 (2.79%) VB.NET
13 23 (2.67%) Ruby
14 18 (2.09%) Perl
15 12 (1.40%) C++
16 11 (1.28%) C
17 9 (1.05%) Kotlin
17 9 (1.05%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.70%) ES6
18 6 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (9.53%) Degree
2 74 (8.60%) Security Cleared
3 61 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.28%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.70%) PhD
9 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.35%) CCSP
10 3 (0.35%) CISSP
10 3 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) CCNA
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB
12 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (10.00%) QA
2 21 (2.44%) SLA
3 19 (2.21%) GDPR
4 5 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (20.93%) Docker
2 40 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.86%) vSphere
6 13 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.47%) LXC
8 3 (0.35%) Kamailio
8 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.23%) NFS
9 2 (0.23%) Postfix
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.12%) Varnish
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 177 (20.58%) Terraform
2 148 (17.21%) Kubernetes
3 146 (16.98%) Ansible
4 74 (8.60%) Puppet
5 73 (8.49%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.02%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.51%) Rancher
8 11 (1.28%) Opsgenie
9 10 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (1.16%) Grafana
9 10 (1.16%) Graylog
9 10 (1.16%) logstash
10 9 (1.05%) Nagios
10 9 (1.05%) Packer
11 8 (0.93%) CASB
12 7 (0.81%) Salt
12 7 (0.81%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.70%) Consul
13 6 (0.70%) Graphite
14 5 (0.58%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 234 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.84%) Oracle
3 74 (8.60%) Google
4 41 (4.77%) VMware
5 26 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 21 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.63%) EnterpriseDB
8 11 (1.28%) Telerik
9 10 (1.16%) SAP
9 10 (1.16%) Splunk
10 9 (1.05%) Cadence
11 8 (0.93%) IBM
12 7 (0.81%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.70%) Arista
13 6 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.70%) Cisco
13 6 (0.70%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.58%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.58%) Databricks
15 4 (0.47%) TOWER Software