Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > Midlands
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 19 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20 +36
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 860 780 694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.87% 9.54% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.92% 10.53% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 709 654 485
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.32% -6.82%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £79,000 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +2.40%

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 7,213 7,404 11,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.13% 90.59% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5,641 6,153 8,283
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,250 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £56,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £67,500
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 6 May 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 6 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
West Midlands +3 627 £60,000 +9.09% 173
East Midlands +6 224 £50,000 - 92
DevOps
England

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

1 518 (60.23%) Azure
2 485 (56.40%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (31.40%) AWS
4 264 (30.70%) C#
5 260 (30.23%) .NET
6 232 (26.98%) Microsoft
7 222 (25.81%) SQL
8 208 (24.19%) JavaScript
9 207 (24.07%) Terraform
10 203 (23.60%) Python
11 198 (23.02%) Docker
12 192 (22.33%) Linux
13 174 (20.23%) Ansible
14 161 (18.72%) Git (software)
15 159 (18.49%) SQL Server
16 156 (18.14%) Social Skills
17 154 (17.91%) Microservices
18 149 (17.33%) Kubernetes
18 149 (17.33%) Jenkins
19 127 (14.77%) Scrum
20 118 (13.72%) Windows
20 118 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
21 117 (13.60%) Infrastructure as Code
22 110 (12.79%) CSS
23 109 (12.67%) PowerShell
24 107 (12.44%) SDLC
25 106 (12.33%) HTML
26 101 (11.74%) Test Automation
26 101 (11.74%) REST
27 100 (11.63%) Software Engineering

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 30 (3.49%) IIS
2 21 (2.44%) CMS
3 20 (2.33%) Confluence
3 20 (2.33%) Umbraco
4 18 (2.09%) Apache
5 15 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.70%) Camunda
7 6 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.58%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.47%) JBoss
9 4 (0.47%) nginx
9 4 (0.47%) OpenROAD
9 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.58%) Magento
4 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) iTrent
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 518 (60.23%) Azure
2 270 (31.40%) AWS
3 89 (10.35%) GitHub
4 88 (10.23%) GCP
5 83 (9.65%) SaaS
6 68 (7.91%) PaaS
7 64 (7.44%) Serverless
8 61 (7.09%) IaaS
9 40 (4.65%) Power Platform
10 31 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 29 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (2.79%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (2.67%) OpenShift
15 21 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
16 18 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (1.86%) PowerApps
18 15 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (1.63%) Microsoft 365
19 14 (1.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.35%) Firewall
2 24 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.67%) VPN
4 16 (1.86%) DNS
5 12 (1.40%) VLAN
6 10 (1.16%) AMQP
7 9 (1.05%) OpenVPN
8 7 (0.81%) SSL
9 6 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.58%) Network Security
11 4 (0.47%) DHCP
11 4 (0.47%) DMZ
11 4 (0.47%) HTTP
11 4 (0.47%) LAN
12 3 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
12 3 (0.35%) RTP
12 3 (0.35%) STUN
12 3 (0.35%) VoIP
13 2 (0.23%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (18.49%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.56%) MongoDB
3 49 (5.70%) NoSQL
4 43 (5.00%) MySQL
5 35 (4.07%) Power BI
6 27 (3.14%) Azure SQL Database
7 26 (3.02%) Big Data
7 26 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.09%) Redis
9 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.28%) Data Lake
13 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 161 (18.72%) Git (software)
2 149 (17.33%) Jenkins
3 61 (7.09%) TeamCity
4 55 (6.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 46 (5.35%) Visual Studio
6 35 (4.07%) GitLab
6 35 (4.07%) JIRA
7 31 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (2.91%) Bitbucket
9 24 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (2.09%) Selenium
11 14 (1.63%) Artifactory
11 14 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (1.63%) Vagrant
12 12 (1.40%) Hudson
13 11 (1.28%) Mercurial
14 10 (1.16%) Subversion
15 7 (0.81%) NUnit
15 7 (0.81%) Postman
16 6 (0.70%) JMeter
General
1 156 (18.14%) Social Skills
2 90 (10.47%) Finance
3 38 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.19%) Law
5 31 (3.60%) Retail
6 29 (3.37%) Public Sector
7 24 (2.79%) Games
8 13 (1.51%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.40%) Back Office
10 11 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (1.28%) Marketing
11 9 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (0.70%) Publishing
13 5 (0.58%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.58%) Local Government
13 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.47%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Legal
14 4 (0.47%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 262 (30.47%) Developer
2 212 (24.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (7.44%) Software Developer
4 61 (7.09%) Architect
5 59 (6.86%) .NET Developer
6 58 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
7 55 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 53 (6.16%) AWS Engineer
9 51 (5.93%) C# Developer
9 51 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 43 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
11 42 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 40 (4.65%) Software Engineer
13 39 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (4.53%) Platform Engineer
14 37 (4.30%) AWS DevOps
14 37 (4.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 36 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
16 32 (3.72%) Analyst
17 29 (3.37%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (30.23%) .NET
2 110 (12.79%) CSS
3 106 (12.33%) HTML
4 101 (11.74%) REST
5 96 (11.16%) React
6 94 (10.93%) ASP.NET
7 84 (9.77%) AngularJS
8 69 (8.02%) .NET Framework
9 67 (7.79%) .NET Core
10 65 (7.56%) jQuery
11 63 (7.33%) Node.js
12 44 (5.12%) Web Services
13 37 (4.30%) Kafka
14 36 (4.19%) Spring
15 35 (4.07%) JSON
16 34 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (3.95%) Django
16 34 (3.95%) Flask
17 31 (3.60%) HTML5
18 30 (3.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.79%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (3.84%) Cloud Native
3 30 (3.49%) Public Cloud
3 30 (3.49%) User Experience
4 24 (2.79%) Private Cloud
5 20 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.28%) N-Tier
8 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.81%) Wiki
10 6 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (0.58%) Housing Association
11 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.35%) Clustering
12 3 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.35%) Social Media
13 2 (0.23%) Replication
13 2 (0.23%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 192 (22.33%) Linux
2 118 (13.72%) Windows
3 59 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.14%) Unix
5 25 (2.91%) CentOS
6 24 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.28%) AIX
9 6 (0.70%) Alpine Linux
9 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.23%) Android
12 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (56.40%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (17.91%) Microservices
3 127 (14.77%) Scrum
4 118 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (13.60%) Infrastructure as Code
6 107 (12.44%) SDLC
7 101 (11.74%) Test Automation
8 100 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 96 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (10.47%) MVC
11 86 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 86 (10.00%) TDD
12 75 (8.72%) Mentoring
13 74 (8.60%) Configuration Management
14 68 (7.91%) Software Testing
15 65 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 55 (6.40%) Fintech
17 54 (6.28%) Migration
18 52 (6.05%) Project Management
19 51 (5.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 264 (30.70%) C#
2 222 (25.81%) SQL
3 208 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 203 (23.60%) Python
5 109 (12.67%) PowerShell
6 95 (11.05%) Java
7 80 (9.30%) Bash Shell
8 54 (6.28%) PHP
9 51 (5.93%) T-SQL
10 41 (4.77%) Ruby
10 41 (4.77%) TypeScript
11 40 (4.65%) Go
12 25 (2.91%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.63%) Groovy
14 12 (1.40%) Perl
15 10 (1.16%) C
16 8 (0.93%) ES6
17 7 (0.81%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.58%) C++
18 5 (0.58%) ES7
Qualifications
1 84 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.49%) Degree
3 71 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.63%) AWS Certification
4 14 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.51%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.81%) ISEB
8 6 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.35%) CCNA
9 3 (0.35%) CCSP
9 3 (0.35%) CISSP
9 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.35%) PhD
9 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.35%) RHCE
9 3 (0.35%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (8.72%) QA
2 26 (3.02%) SLA
3 15 (1.74%) GDPR
4 12 (1.40%) PMO
5 9 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
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
7 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 198 (23.02%) Docker
2 45 (5.23%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.63%) vSphere
6 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.35%) Firmware
7 3 (0.35%) Kamailio
8 2 (0.23%) Gluster
8 2 (0.23%) NFS
8 2 (0.23%) Postfix
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 207 (24.07%) Terraform
2 174 (20.23%) Ansible
3 149 (17.33%) Kubernetes
4 83 (9.65%) Puppet
5 82 (9.53%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (4.07%) Prometheus
7 24 (2.79%) Grafana
8 23 (2.67%) Packer
8 23 (2.67%) Rancher
9 20 (2.33%) Consul
9 20 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (2.09%) Graphite
11 12 (1.40%) CASB
11 12 (1.40%) Nagios
11 12 (1.40%) Salt
12 10 (1.16%) Opsview
12 10 (1.16%) ZABBIX
13 9 (1.05%) Graylog
13 9 (1.05%) logstash
13 9 (1.05%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 232 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.21%) Oracle
3 53 (6.16%) Google
4 43 (5.00%) VMware
5 28 (3.26%) Red Hat
6 23 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.74%) Telerik
8 12 (1.40%) Databricks
9 9 (1.05%) Cisco
9 9 (1.05%) Citrix
10 8 (0.93%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.93%) SAP
10 8 (0.93%) Splunk
11 7 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.70%) Arista
12 6 (0.70%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.58%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.47%) Actian
14 4 (0.47%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.47%) New Relic