Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 > North East
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 14 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18 -9
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 197 80 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 16.24% 12.10% 7.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.57% 13.11% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 166 73 65
10th Percentile £38,125 £30,000 £32,259
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £47,500 £51,240
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% -7.30% +7.87%
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £62,500 £72,220
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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,121 610 1,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 92.42% 92.28% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 851 532 809
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,450
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,285
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +2.94%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the North East

DevOps
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the North East

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the North East over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the North East

DevOps
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear +4 182 £53,250 +6.50% 42
Durham -7 12 £50,000 +32.45% 14
Northumberland - 1 £100,000 - 4
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 North East region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 150 (76.14%) AWS
2 144 (73.10%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (57.87%) Azure
4 112 (56.85%) Linux
5 72 (36.55%) Jenkins
5 72 (36.55%) Terraform
6 69 (35.03%) Software Engineering
7 66 (33.50%) Java
7 66 (33.50%) Kubernetes
8 63 (31.98%) SQL
9 61 (30.96%) OO
10 60 (30.46%) Microservices
11 55 (27.92%) OOP
11 55 (27.92%) RESTful
12 53 (26.90%) Oracle
13 52 (26.40%) JUnit
13 52 (26.40%) NoSQL
13 52 (26.40%) Spring
13 52 (26.40%) Spring Boot
14 51 (25.89%) Maven
15 50 (25.38%) Puppet
16 49 (24.87%) Docker
17 43 (21.83%) Git (software)
17 43 (21.83%) Microsoft
18 39 (19.80%) Infrastructure as Code
19 34 (17.26%) AWS CloudFormation
19 34 (17.26%) Python
20 33 (16.75%) Scrum
20 33 (16.75%) Opscode Chef
21 31 (15.74%) Configuration Management

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (2.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.52%) Confluence
2 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.02%) JBoss
3 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 150 (76.14%) AWS
2 114 (57.87%) Azure
3 34 (17.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (8.63%) PaaS
5 14 (7.11%) IaaS
5 14 (7.11%) Serverless
6 13 (6.60%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (5.58%) GCP
7 11 (5.58%) SaaS
8 10 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (4.06%) CloudFront
10 7 (3.55%) Amazon S3
10 7 (3.55%) Microsoft 365
11 6 (3.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.54%) GitHub
12 5 (2.54%) Slack
13 4 (2.03%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (2.03%) Matillion
13 4 (2.03%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.58%) Firewall
2 7 (3.55%) DNS
3 5 (2.54%) Internet
3 5 (2.54%) VPN
4 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.52%) BGP
5 3 (1.52%) IPv4
5 3 (1.52%) IPv6
5 3 (1.52%) OSPF
5 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.02%) DHCP
6 2 (1.02%) Network Security
6 2 (1.02%) SAN
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.51%) H.323
7 1 (0.51%) HTTP
7 1 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (26.40%) NoSQL
2 12 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.03%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon QuickSight
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.52%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.52%) Power BI
7 3 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) QlikView
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (36.55%) Jenkins
2 52 (26.40%) JUnit
3 51 (25.89%) Maven
4 43 (21.83%) Git (software)
5 14 (7.11%) JIRA
6 12 (6.09%) GitLab
7 7 (3.55%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (3.05%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.54%) CircleCI
10 4 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.51%) Selenium
12 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.51%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.14%) Social Skills
2 11 (5.58%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.57%) Finance
4 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.02%) Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 87 (44.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (18.27%) Developer
3 35 (17.77%) AWS DevOps
3 35 (17.77%) AWS Engineer
4 34 (17.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 28 (14.21%) Senior Developer
6 27 (13.71%) Java Developer
7 26 (13.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 26 (13.20%) Software Engineer
8 23 (11.68%) Java Engineer
8 23 (11.68%) Java Software Engineer
9 16 (8.12%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Analyst
10 9 (4.57%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (4.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.06%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 7 (3.55%) Architect
12 7 (3.55%) Azure Engineer
13 6 (3.05%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.92%) RESTful
2 52 (26.40%) Spring
2 52 (26.40%) Spring Boot
3 29 (14.72%) Web Services
4 10 (5.08%) ARM Templates
5 8 (4.06%) .NET
6 5 (2.54%) Node.js
6 5 (2.54%) REST
7 4 (2.03%) HTML
8 3 (1.52%) HTML5
8 3 (1.52%) Java EE
8 3 (1.52%) OAuth
8 3 (1.52%) OpenID
9 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.02%) CSS
9 2 (1.02%) React
9 2 (1.02%) SAML
9 2 (1.02%) SOAP
9 2 (1.02%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (5.08%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.06%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.54%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.02%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (56.85%) Linux
2 24 (12.18%) Windows
3 9 (4.57%) Unix
4 7 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.54%) CentOS
6 3 (1.52%) Android
6 3 (1.52%) Debian
7 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (73.10%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (35.03%) Software Engineering
3 61 (30.96%) OO
4 60 (30.46%) Microservices
5 55 (27.92%) OOP
6 39 (19.80%) Infrastructure as Code
7 33 (16.75%) Scrum
8 31 (15.74%) Configuration Management
9 30 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (12.18%) Deployment Automation
11 21 (10.66%) Migration
11 21 (10.66%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 17 (8.63%) Mentoring
13 15 (7.61%) Open Source
14 14 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (7.11%) Test Automation
15 13 (6.60%) Task Automation
16 11 (5.58%) Computer Science
17 10 (5.08%) Load Balancing
17 10 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.50%) Java
2 63 (31.98%) SQL
3 34 (17.26%) Python
4 26 (13.20%) PowerShell
5 15 (7.61%) Bash Shell
6 14 (7.11%) C#
7 13 (6.60%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.55%) Perl
8 7 (3.55%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.05%) Go
10 5 (2.54%) C
10 5 (2.54%) C++
11 4 (2.03%) Ruby
12 3 (1.52%) Jython
12 3 (1.52%) PHP
12 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.52%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.02%) C-shell
13 2 (1.02%) R
13 2 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.11%) Degree
4 4 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.02%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CCNA
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CISSP
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) GDPR
3 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) SOC 2
System Software
1 49 (24.87%) Docker
2 9 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.06%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.52%) KVM
5 2 (1.02%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) LXC
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (36.55%) Terraform
2 66 (33.50%) Kubernetes
3 50 (25.38%) Puppet
4 33 (16.75%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (12.18%) Ansible
6 6 (3.05%) Packer
7 5 (2.54%) CFEngine
7 5 (2.54%) Nagios
8 4 (2.03%) Salt
9 3 (1.52%) Proxmox
9 3 (1.52%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.02%) Grafana
10 2 (1.02%) Istio
10 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.02%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.02%) SCCM
10 2 (1.02%) SCOM
11 1 (0.51%) Consul
11 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 53 (26.90%) Oracle
2 43 (21.83%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.57%) VMware
4 7 (3.55%) Informatica
5 6 (3.05%) SaltStack
6 5 (2.54%) New Relic
6 5 (2.54%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.03%) Splunk
8 3 (1.52%) Birst
8 3 (1.52%) LogRhythm
8 3 (1.52%) Nintex
8 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.52%) SAP
8 3 (1.52%) SnapLogic
9 2 (1.02%) McAfee
10 1 (0.51%) Avaya
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco
10 1 (0.51%) Google
10 1 (0.51%) HP
10 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com