Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > Midlands
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 54 97
Rank change year-on-year +30 +43 +15
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 845 596 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.59% 4.71% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 5.13% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 717 424 391
Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,733 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.41% +3.57% +4.17%

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 10,259 11,619 14,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.20% 91.92% 91.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8,413 8,780 11,451
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the Midlands

DevOps
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the Midlands

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the Midlands over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 +31 593 £52,500 -4.55% 155
East Midlands +25 250 £47,500 -7.32% 70
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 471 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (53.85%) Azure
3 305 (36.09%) AWS
4 252 (29.82%) C#
5 245 (28.99%) JavaScript
6 235 (27.81%) .NET
7 224 (26.51%) SQL
8 192 (22.72%) Microsoft
9 189 (22.37%) Git (software)
10 187 (22.13%) Docker
11 169 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 157 (18.58%) Linux
13 156 (18.46%) Python
14 154 (18.22%) Software Engineering
15 145 (17.16%) Jenkins
16 140 (16.57%) Scrum
17 139 (16.45%) Java
18 136 (16.09%) Test Automation
19 133 (15.74%) CSS
20 129 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
21 124 (14.67%) Terraform
22 118 (13.96%) Ansible
22 118 (13.96%) ASP.NET
23 115 (13.61%) Microservices
24 111 (13.14%) HTML
24 111 (13.14%) Finance
25 108 (12.78%) Node.js
26 103 (12.19%) Kubernetes
26 103 (12.19%) MVC
27 102 (12.07%) React

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 24 (2.84%) IIS
1 24 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.49%) Confluence
3 18 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.30%) Apache
6 10 (1.18%) CMS
7 9 (1.07%) TPMS
8 8 (0.95%) nginx
8 8 (0.95%) SAS
8 8 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.59%) Anypoint
10 5 (0.59%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.24%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.36%) Magento
4 3 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 455 (53.85%) Azure
2 305 (36.09%) AWS
3 79 (9.35%) IaaS
4 77 (9.11%) PaaS
5 58 (6.86%) GCP
6 52 (6.15%) Office 365
7 45 (5.33%) SaaS
8 41 (4.85%) Serverless
9 35 (4.14%) GitHub
9 35 (4.14%) Power Platform
10 29 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
14 22 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
15 21 (2.49%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (1.78%) Amazon EKS
18 14 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 12 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.08%) Firewall
2 15 (1.78%) DNS
2 15 (1.78%) Internet
3 13 (1.54%) WAN
4 12 (1.42%) VPN
5 8 (0.95%) DHCP
5 8 (0.95%) LAN
6 7 (0.83%) Network Security
6 7 (0.83%) Skype
7 6 (0.71%) SSL
7 6 (0.71%) Wireless
8 5 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.59%) VLAN
9 4 (0.47%) VoIP
10 3 (0.36%) MPLS
11 2 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.24%) DMZ
11 2 (0.24%) RTP
11 2 (0.24%) SAN
11 2 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.39%) MongoDB
3 52 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 45 (5.33%) MySQL
5 30 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (3.55%) Power BI
6 21 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (1.89%) Big Data
8 16 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.89%) SQLite
9 15 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (1.78%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.07%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.07%) Snowflake Schema
13 7 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (0.83%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 189 (22.37%) Git (software)
2 145 (17.16%) Jenkins
3 62 (7.34%) JIRA
4 49 (5.80%) Selenium
5 47 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 46 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (5.33%) Maven
8 44 (5.21%) Visual Studio
8 44 (5.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 28 (3.31%) SonarQube
10 26 (3.08%) MSTest
11 23 (2.72%) Artifactory
12 22 (2.60%) Cucumber
12 22 (2.60%) JMeter
12 22 (2.60%) JUnit
13 21 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (2.49%) Bitbucket
14 17 (2.01%) GitLab
15 14 (1.66%) Postman
16 10 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (13.14%) Finance
2 73 (8.64%) Retail
3 53 (6.27%) Public Sector
4 36 (4.26%) Marketing
5 31 (3.67%) Electronics
6 27 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.01%) Automotive
9 10 (1.18%) Banking
10 7 (0.83%) Games
11 6 (0.71%) Legal
12 5 (0.59%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.24%) Law
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 279 (33.02%) Developer
2 147 (17.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 82 (9.70%) Architect
4 72 (8.52%) .NET Developer
5 65 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 63 (7.46%) Cloud Engineer
7 53 (6.27%) Senior Developer
8 48 (5.68%) Software Developer
8 48 (5.68%) Software Engineer
9 47 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
10 37 (4.38%) Java Developer
11 31 (3.67%) Technical Architect
12 30 (3.55%) C# Developer
13 27 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
14 26 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
14 26 (3.08%) Consultant
14 26 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (3.08%) Platform Engineer
14 26 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (27.81%) .NET
2 133 (15.74%) CSS
3 118 (13.96%) ASP.NET
4 111 (13.14%) HTML
5 108 (12.78%) Node.js
6 102 (12.07%) React
7 99 (11.72%) AngularJS
8 70 (8.28%) .NET Framework
9 67 (7.93%) Web Services
10 61 (7.22%) RESTful
11 56 (6.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 55 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 53 (6.27%) REST
14 49 (5.80%) .NET Core
15 47 (5.56%) JSON
16 45 (5.33%) jQuery
17 37 (4.38%) SOAP
18 34 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
18 34 (4.02%) Spring
19 27 (3.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.53%) Public Cloud
2 66 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (6.75%) User Experience
4 32 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (3.55%) Private Cloud
6 25 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.84%) Cloud Native
8 23 (2.72%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
10 15 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.54%) Infotainment
12 12 (1.42%) SCADA
13 11 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.07%) iPad
15 8 (0.95%) NHS
15 8 (0.95%) Replication
16 6 (0.71%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 157 (18.58%) Linux
2 99 (11.72%) Windows
3 51 (6.04%) Unix
4 36 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.25%) CentOS
6 15 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.24%) Debian
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (18.22%) Software Engineering
3 140 (16.57%) Scrum
4 136 (16.09%) Test Automation
5 129 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
6 115 (13.61%) Microservices
7 103 (12.19%) MVC
8 101 (11.95%) SDLC
9 95 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (9.23%) Infrastructure as Code
11 73 (8.64%) Mentoring
12 68 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
13 65 (7.69%) ITIL
14 63 (7.46%) OO
15 62 (7.34%) TDD
16 60 (7.10%) Open Source
17 59 (6.98%) Migration
18 54 (6.39%) Technical Leadership
19 53 (6.27%) Deployment Automation
20 49 (5.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (29.82%) C#
2 245 (28.99%) JavaScript
3 224 (26.51%) SQL
4 156 (18.46%) Python
5 139 (16.45%) Java
6 100 (11.83%) PowerShell
7 62 (7.34%) Bash Shell
8 46 (5.44%) PHP
9 31 (3.67%) Ruby
10 30 (3.55%) T-SQL
11 25 (2.96%) Go
12 19 (2.25%) Perl
12 19 (2.25%) TypeScript
13 18 (2.13%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.89%) C
14 16 (1.89%) Kotlin
15 15 (1.78%) Scala
16 14 (1.66%) C++
17 9 (1.07%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.59%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 66 (7.81%) Degree
2 25 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.42%) AWS Certification
4 12 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.30%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.18%) HND
6 10 (1.18%) ISEB
7 8 (0.95%) MCSE
8 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.36%) CCENT
10 3 (0.36%) CCNP
10 3 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.24%) AAT
11 2 (0.24%) MCSA
11 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.63%) QA
2 22 (2.60%) SLA
3 15 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.54%) GDPR
5 4 (0.47%) NIST
6 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 187 (22.13%) Docker
2 37 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.95%) vCloud
5 8 (0.95%) vSphere
6 5 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.36%) HDFS
7 3 (0.36%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.24%) Varnish
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 124 (14.67%) Terraform
2 118 (13.96%) Ansible
3 103 (12.19%) Kubernetes
4 78 (9.23%) Puppet
5 43 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.91%) Packer
7 21 (2.49%) Kibana
8 15 (1.78%) logstash
8 15 (1.78%) Prometheus
9 14 (1.66%) Grafana
10 12 (1.42%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (1.18%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.07%) Rancher
13 8 (0.95%) Consul
13 8 (0.95%) Graphite
14 7 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.71%) Icinga
16 4 (0.47%) Mesos
16 4 (0.47%) rkt
Vendors
1 192 (22.72%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.63%) Oracle
3 38 (4.50%) VMware
4 35 (4.14%) Google
5 30 (3.55%) Cisco
6 29 (3.43%) SAP
7 25 (2.96%) IBM
8 20 (2.37%) ServiceNow
8 20 (2.37%) Tableau
9 11 (1.30%) Alibaba
9 11 (1.30%) New Relic
10 9 (1.07%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.83%) Splunk
12 7 (0.83%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.71%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.71%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.59%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.59%) SaltStack