Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 87 113
Rank change year-on-year +36 +26 +67
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 582 513 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.85% 3.44% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 3.78% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 420 418 340
Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,750 £33,679
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,750 £76,375
England median annual salary £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +4.17% +9.09%

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 11,025 13,566 15,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.87% 91.03% 91.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8,192 10,987 11,908
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +70 365 £55,000 - 111
East Midlands -11 215 £52,500 -4.55% 68
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 326 (56.01%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (41.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 239 (41.07%) Amazon AWS
4 166 (28.52%) Jenkins
5 160 (27.49%) Python
6 159 (27.32%) Java
7 155 (26.63%) Linux
8 144 (24.74%) Microsoft
9 143 (24.57%) Docker
10 141 (24.23%) Scrum
11 138 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
12 125 (21.48%) Git (software)
13 122 (20.96%) SQL
14 121 (20.79%) .NET
14 121 (20.79%) Puppet
15 120 (20.62%) Configuration Management
16 118 (20.27%) Ansible
17 112 (19.24%) JavaScript
18 111 (19.07%) C#
19 108 (18.56%) Windows
20 103 (17.70%) Terraform
21 92 (15.81%) Opscode Chef
22 90 (15.46%) Finance
22 90 (15.46%) Open Source
23 88 (15.12%) Microservices
24 87 (14.95%) Kubernetes
25 85 (14.60%) Software Engineering
26 84 (14.43%) Test Automation
27 81 (13.92%) Web Services
28 77 (13.23%) PowerShell

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 35 (6.01%) Apache
2 25 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.95%) Confluence
4 21 (3.61%) Tomcat
5 20 (3.44%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (2.92%) Drupal
7 15 (2.58%) JBoss
8 14 (2.41%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.06%) nginx
10 10 (1.72%) Anypoint
10 10 (1.72%) IIS
11 8 (1.37%) Mule
11 8 (1.37%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.03%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.86%) eZ Publish
14 4 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 2 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) ArchiCAD
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 244 (41.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (41.07%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (8.93%) SaaS
4 48 (8.25%) PaaS
5 47 (8.08%) IaaS
6 45 (7.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (7.39%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (7.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 35 (6.01%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (5.50%) Amazon S3
11 28 (4.81%) GitHub
12 27 (4.64%) Serverless
13 25 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (3.78%) CloudFront
15 21 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (2.75%) AWS CloudTrail
17 12 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
17 12 (2.06%) Office 365
17 12 (2.06%) OpenShift
17 12 (2.06%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.14%) DNS
2 25 (4.30%) DHCP
3 21 (3.61%) Firewall
4 15 (2.58%) VPN
5 14 (2.41%) SSL
6 11 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
7 10 (1.72%) Internet
8 9 (1.55%) HTTP
9 7 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.20%) LAN
9 7 (1.20%) Skype
10 6 (1.03%) WAN
11 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.69%) Network Security
12 4 (0.69%) OpenVPN
13 3 (0.52%) IPv4
13 3 (0.52%) IPv6
13 3 (0.52%) SAN
13 3 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
14 2 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.97%) NoSQL
3 29 (4.98%) MySQL
4 27 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 26 (4.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 26 (4.47%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (3.44%) DB2
9 18 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (2.75%) Redis
12 14 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (1.89%) InterSystems Cache
16 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
17 8 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 166 (28.52%) Jenkins
2 125 (21.48%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (8.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 47 (8.08%) Visual Studio
6 35 (6.01%) Maven
7 33 (5.67%) JIRA
7 33 (5.67%) Selenium
8 30 (5.15%) Vagrant
9 28 (4.81%) TeamCity
10 20 (3.44%) Subversion
11 19 (3.26%) Cucumber
11 19 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (2.58%) Bitbucket
13 15 (2.58%) JMeter
14 14 (2.41%) Protractor
15 12 (2.06%) JUnit
15 12 (2.06%) NUnit
15 12 (2.06%) SoapUI
General
1 90 (15.46%) Finance
2 33 (5.67%) Retail
3 22 (3.78%) Banking
4 18 (3.09%) Marketing
5 14 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.37%) Publishing
7 7 (1.20%) Law
8 5 (0.86%) Automotive
8 5 (0.86%) Billing
8 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.69%) Advertising
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Games
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 172 (29.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 144 (24.74%) Developer
3 48 (8.25%) Architect
4 41 (7.04%) .NET Developer
5 38 (6.53%) Java Developer
6 37 (6.36%) Senior Developer
7 36 (6.19%) Software Developer
8 33 (5.67%) AWS Engineer
9 31 (5.33%) AWS DevOps
10 30 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 27 (4.64%) Senior DevOps
11 27 (4.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
12 25 (4.30%) C# Developer
12 25 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
14 19 (3.26%) Software Engineer
14 19 (3.26%) Technical Leader
15 18 (3.09%) Software Manager
15 18 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (20.79%) .NET
2 81 (13.92%) Web Services
3 72 (12.37%) HTML
4 61 (10.48%) CSS
5 52 (8.93%) REST
6 47 (8.08%) ASP.NET
6 47 (8.08%) Node.js
7 46 (7.90%) AngularJS
8 43 (7.39%) .NET Framework
9 38 (6.53%) React
10 36 (6.19%) HTML5
10 36 (6.19%) Spring
11 34 (5.84%) jQuery
12 32 (5.50%) CSS3
13 26 (4.47%) RESTful
14 24 (4.12%) SOAP
15 18 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (2.92%) Dropwizard
16 17 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (2.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (5.67%) Public Cloud
4 32 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.61%) User Experience
7 20 (3.44%) NHS
8 17 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.58%) Private Cloud
10 14 (2.41%) Fintech
11 11 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.55%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.20%) Wiki
14 5 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.86%) Replication
14 5 (0.86%) Social Media
15 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 155 (26.63%) Linux
2 108 (18.56%) Windows
3 45 (7.73%) Unix
4 36 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 31 (5.33%) CentOS
6 26 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (2.41%) Android
8 14 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.52%) DC/OS
11 3 (0.52%) HPUX
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
12 2 (0.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.17%) AIX
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (56.01%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (24.23%) Scrum
3 138 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (20.62%) Configuration Management
5 90 (15.46%) Open Source
6 88 (15.12%) Microservices
7 85 (14.60%) Software Engineering
8 84 (14.43%) Test Automation
9 64 (11.00%) TDD
10 58 (9.97%) ITIL
11 57 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (8.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 48 (8.25%) Mentoring
13 48 (8.25%) Technical Leadership
14 47 (8.08%) IT Strategy
14 47 (8.08%) Waterfall
15 42 (7.22%) MVC
16 41 (7.04%) Service Delivery
17 40 (6.87%) Project Management
17 40 (6.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 160 (27.49%) Python
2 159 (27.32%) Java
3 122 (20.96%) SQL
4 112 (19.24%) JavaScript
5 111 (19.07%) C#
6 77 (13.23%) PowerShell
7 62 (10.65%) Ruby
8 49 (8.42%) Bash Shell
9 46 (7.90%) Perl
10 37 (6.36%) PHP
11 30 (5.15%) C++
12 29 (4.98%) T-SQL
13 27 (4.64%) Go
14 18 (3.09%) VB.NET
15 16 (2.75%) Java 8
16 15 (2.58%) C
17 13 (2.23%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.89%) Scala
18 11 (1.89%) VBScript
19 10 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (9.11%) Degree
2 25 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
3 23 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.58%) ISEB
6 11 (1.89%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.72%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.37%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.20%) CISM
10 6 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.03%) CISSP
11 5 (0.86%) CISA
11 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.86%) RHCE
11 5 (0.86%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.69%) CRISC
12 4 (0.69%) HND
13 3 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.42%) QA
2 22 (3.78%) GDPR
3 9 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.55%) SLA
4 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (24.57%) Docker
2 45 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 41 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.69%) Varnish
8 3 (0.52%) NFS
9 2 (0.34%) etcd
9 2 (0.34%) KVM
9 2 (0.34%) pfSense
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) GFS2
10 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 121 (20.79%) Puppet
2 118 (20.27%) Ansible
3 103 (17.70%) Terraform
4 92 (15.81%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (14.95%) Kubernetes
6 39 (6.70%) Packer
7 27 (4.64%) Consul
7 27 (4.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (4.30%) Docker Swarm
9 24 (4.12%) SCCM
10 22 (3.78%) ZABBIX
11 21 (3.61%) Opsview
12 19 (3.26%) Grafana
13 17 (2.92%) Graphite
14 15 (2.58%) Salt
15 13 (2.23%) Nagios
15 13 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
16 10 (1.72%) Prometheus
16 10 (1.72%) rkt
17 9 (1.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 144 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.45%) Google
3 47 (8.08%) IBM
4 46 (7.90%) VMware
5 33 (5.67%) Cisco
6 29 (4.98%) HP
7 28 (4.81%) Red Hat
8 27 (4.64%) McAfee
8 27 (4.64%) Symantec
9 25 (4.30%) Dell
10 24 (4.12%) Forcepoint
11 23 (3.95%) Atlassian
12 17 (2.92%) Splunk
13 16 (2.75%) Oracle
14 11 (1.89%) Telerik
15 9 (1.55%) Remedy
16 8 (1.37%) MobileIron
17 5 (0.86%) SAP
18 4 (0.69%) Adobe
18 4 (0.69%) hybris