Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 11 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 +39
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,203 521 831
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.63% 13.43% 7.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.54% 14.32% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 921 418 649
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,938 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £64,688 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £76,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 9,596 3,638 10,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.73% 93.79% 92.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6,960 2,962 8,643
10th Percentile £29,725 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +2.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +3 892 £62,500 +13.64% 235
East Midlands -6 298 £47,500 -5.94% 122
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 754 (62.68%) Azure
2 653 (54.28%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (33.67%) Terraform
4 385 (32.00%) AWS
5 355 (29.51%) Docker
6 330 (27.43%) C#
7 327 (27.18%) .NET
8 319 (26.52%) Kubernetes
9 313 (26.02%) SQL
10 295 (24.52%) Microservices
11 234 (19.45%) Social Skills
12 218 (18.12%) Infrastructure as Code
12 218 (18.12%) Linux
13 213 (17.71%) Microsoft
14 209 (17.37%) JavaScript
15 202 (16.79%) Ansible
16 201 (16.71%) Scrum
17 194 (16.13%) SQL Server
17 194 (16.13%) Python
18 188 (15.63%) Software Engineering
19 173 (14.38%) Jenkins
20 172 (14.30%) Finance
21 170 (14.13%) PowerShell
22 163 (13.55%) Git (software)
23 159 (13.22%) Java
24 157 (13.05%) .NET Core
25 154 (12.80%) Windows
26 153 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
27 134 (11.14%) TDD
28 124 (10.31%) Security Cleared

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 34 (2.83%) Confluence
2 29 (2.41%) IIS
3 20 (1.66%) Apache
4 17 (1.41%) OpenStack
5 16 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.33%) CMS
6 13 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.00%) JBoss
8 11 (0.91%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.58%) OpenEdge
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.58%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.50%) Drupal
11 6 (0.50%) Headless CMS
11 6 (0.50%) Kentico
11 6 (0.50%) OpenROAD
11 6 (0.50%) WordPress
12 4 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.083%) Figma
5 1 (0.083%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Magento
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.17%) Workfront
6 1 (0.083%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.083%) iTrent
6 1 (0.083%) Maximo
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.083%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 754 (62.68%) Azure
2 385 (32.00%) AWS
3 117 (9.73%) SaaS
4 112 (9.31%) GCP
5 91 (7.56%) PaaS
6 84 (6.98%) Serverless
7 79 (6.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 78 (6.48%) IaaS
9 65 (5.40%) GitHub
10 56 (4.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 55 (4.57%) Microsoft 365
12 46 (3.82%) Power Platform
13 37 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
14 35 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
15 33 (2.74%) Amazon EKS
16 32 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
16 32 (2.66%) OpenShift
17 30 (2.49%) Amazon ECS
18 28 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 25 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.82%) Firewall
2 35 (2.91%) DNS
3 27 (2.24%) WAN
4 26 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.08%) LAN
6 22 (1.83%) HTTP
6 22 (1.83%) Network Security
7 19 (1.58%) DHCP
8 17 (1.41%) SSL
9 12 (1.00%) VLAN
10 11 (0.91%) BGP
11 9 (0.75%) DMZ
11 9 (0.75%) VPN
12 7 (0.58%) IPv4
13 6 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (0.42%) IPv6
14 5 (0.42%) OSPF
15 4 (0.33%) EIGRP
15 4 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 101 (8.40%) NoSQL
3 61 (5.07%) MySQL
4 41 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 29 (2.41%) Big Data
10 27 (2.24%) Power BI
10 27 (2.24%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.66%) Data Lake
13 19 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (1.16%) MariaDB
17 13 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (1.00%) Hadoop
18 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 173 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 163 (13.55%) Git (software)
3 93 (7.73%) JIRA
4 79 (6.57%) GitLab
5 54 (4.49%) TeamCity
6 51 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (3.57%) Selenium
8 41 (3.41%) Visual Studio
9 31 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (2.24%) JMeter
11 18 (1.50%) Postman
12 16 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.33%) Vagrant
13 15 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.00%) JUnit
16 10 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (0.75%) Hudson
17 9 (0.75%) Subversion
17 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 234 (19.45%) Social Skills
2 172 (14.30%) Finance
3 54 (4.49%) Retail
4 48 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (2.83%) Marketing
5 34 (2.83%) Public Sector
6 32 (2.66%) Law
7 31 (2.58%) Games
8 23 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (1.50%) Banking
10 15 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
10 15 (1.25%) Local Government
11 12 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.75%) Back Office
13 6 (0.50%) Automotive
13 6 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (0.50%) Legal
14 5 (0.42%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 271 (22.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 269 (22.36%) Developer
3 109 (9.06%) Architect
4 84 (6.98%) Software Engineer
5 78 (6.48%) .NET Developer
6 73 (6.07%) AWS Engineer
7 69 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
8 60 (4.99%) Azure Engineer
9 58 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
10 57 (4.74%) Senior DevOps
11 54 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 53 (4.41%) Software Developer
13 52 (4.32%) Senior Developer
14 48 (3.99%) C# Developer
15 42 (3.49%) Analyst
16 39 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (3.16%) AWS DevOps
18 37 (3.08%) Junior
19 36 (2.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 33 (2.74%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (27.18%) .NET
2 157 (13.05%) .NET Core
3 120 (9.98%) React
4 99 (8.23%) RESTful
5 96 (7.98%) .NET Framework
6 93 (7.73%) HTML
7 74 (6.15%) AngularJS
8 72 (5.99%) Spring
9 69 (5.74%) REST
10 66 (5.49%) ASP.NET
10 66 (5.49%) CSS
11 61 (5.07%) Web Services
12 53 (4.41%) Node.js
13 39 (3.24%) JSON
14 36 (2.99%) HTML5
15 35 (2.91%) Kafka
16 34 (2.83%) Entity Framework
17 33 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (2.74%) Spring Boot
18 30 (2.49%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
2 77 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (4.99%) Public Cloud
4 56 (4.66%) Cloud Native
5 31 (2.58%) User Experience
5 31 (2.58%) Virtual Team
6 28 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.58%) Legacy Applications
10 17 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
10 17 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.25%) Housing Association
12 12 (1.00%) Clustering
13 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.75%) iPad
15 8 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
17 5 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 218 (18.12%) Linux
2 154 (12.80%) Windows
3 38 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.49%) Unix
5 26 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.91%) CentOS
7 19 (1.58%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.17%) Android
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.083%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.083%) Debian
12 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (54.28%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (24.52%) Microservices
3 218 (18.12%) Infrastructure as Code
4 201 (16.71%) Scrum
5 188 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 153 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
7 134 (11.14%) TDD
8 118 (9.81%) Mentoring
9 111 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
10 107 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 106 (8.81%) SDLC
12 91 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 81 (6.73%) Configuration Management
13 81 (6.73%) MVC
14 75 (6.23%) Project Management
15 72 (5.99%) Coaching
15 72 (5.99%) Software Testing
16 70 (5.82%) Analytics
17 63 (5.24%) API Design
17 63 (5.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 330 (27.43%) C#
2 313 (26.02%) SQL
3 209 (17.37%) JavaScript
4 194 (16.13%) Python
5 170 (14.13%) PowerShell
6 159 (13.22%) Java
7 106 (8.81%) Bash Shell
8 70 (5.82%) Go
9 59 (4.90%) T-SQL
10 45 (3.74%) TypeScript
11 42 (3.49%) PHP
11 42 (3.49%) Ruby
12 30 (2.49%) Perl
13 23 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.75%) C
15 16 (1.33%) C++
16 13 (1.08%) Java 8
17 11 (0.91%) ES6
18 10 (0.83%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 124 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 114 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.07%) Degree
4 20 (1.66%) AWS Certification
5 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.83%) HND
8 9 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.75%) HNC
9 7 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.50%) ISEB
11 4 (0.33%) CCNP
11 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.25%) RHCE
12 3 (0.25%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.25%) SAFe Agilist
13 2 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.65%) QA
2 29 (2.41%) PMO
3 17 (1.41%) SLA
4 15 (1.25%) Accessibility
5 13 (1.08%) GDPR
6 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.17%) GRC
9 2 (0.17%) PSD2
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.083%) IASME
10 1 (0.083%) IFRS
10 1 (0.083%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.083%) NIST
System Software
1 355 (29.51%) Docker
2 56 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 51 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.25%) KVM
7 2 (0.17%) Gluster
7 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.083%) Firmware
8 1 (0.083%) NFS
8 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 405 (33.67%) Terraform
2 319 (26.52%) Kubernetes
3 202 (16.79%) Ansible
4 59 (4.90%) Grafana
5 55 (4.57%) Puppet
6 50 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (2.83%) Prometheus
8 27 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (1.91%) Packer
10 22 (1.83%) Consul
10 22 (1.83%) Rancher
11 18 (1.50%) Graphite
12 15 (1.25%) Istio
12 15 (1.25%) Nagios
13 13 (1.08%) Opsgenie
13 13 (1.08%) Opsview
13 13 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.91%) SCCM
15 10 (0.83%) Salt
15 10 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 213 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.90%) VMware
3 57 (4.74%) Oracle
4 51 (4.24%) Google
5 38 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 20 (1.66%) Citrix
6 20 (1.66%) New Relic
7 15 (1.25%) Databricks
7 15 (1.25%) Telerik
8 13 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.00%) Cisco
10 11 (0.91%) IBM
10 11 (0.91%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.75%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.67%) Adobe
12 8 (0.67%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.67%) SaltStack
12 8 (0.67%) Splunk
13 7 (0.58%) JD Edwards
13 7 (0.58%) LexisNexis