Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 19 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 +29
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,925 2,051 1,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 10.16% 9.39% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 10.23% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,420 1,758 1,041
North of England median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,994 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,620 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 17,563 20,040 22,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.72% 91.76% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13,583 16,291 18,208
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the North of England

DevOps
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the North of England

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the North of England over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the North of England

DevOps
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the North of England region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
North West +3 1,092 £55,000 +4.76% 202
Yorkshire -4 750 £52,500 +5.00% 132
North East -5 83 £51,620 +3.24% 29
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 North of England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 1,056 (54.86%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (33.66%) Azure
3 596 (30.96%) AWS
4 467 (24.26%) Docker
5 440 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 433 (22.49%) Linux
7 409 (21.25%) .NET
8 406 (21.09%) JavaScript
9 399 (20.73%) Java
10 397 (20.62%) Python
11 386 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
11 386 (20.05%) SQL
12 383 (19.90%) C#
13 356 (18.49%) Microsoft
14 352 (18.29%) TDD
15 332 (17.25%) Git (software)
16 323 (16.78%) Test Automation
17 312 (16.21%) Kubernetes
18 307 (15.95%) Microservices
19 300 (15.58%) Open Source
20 294 (15.27%) Scrum
21 290 (15.06%) Finance
22 287 (14.91%) Terraform
23 285 (14.81%) Jenkins
24 284 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
25 264 (13.71%) Ansible
26 241 (12.52%) Mentoring
27 204 (10.60%) Windows
28 203 (10.55%) JIRA
29 202 (10.49%) Puppet

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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
1 109 (5.66%) Confluence
2 49 (2.55%) IIS
3 42 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.51%) Apache
5 26 (1.35%) Umbraco
6 25 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 24 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 23 (1.19%) nginx
9 19 (0.99%) OpenStack
10 15 (0.78%) CMS
11 12 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.36%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.36%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.26%) Drupal
16 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.26%) JBoss
16 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (0.88%) Chatbot
2 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.10%) InDesign
5 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.052%) SPSS
6 1 (0.052%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.10%) Magento
3 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 648 (33.66%) Azure
2 596 (30.96%) AWS
3 193 (10.03%) GCP
4 100 (5.19%) GitHub
5 83 (4.31%) Serverless
6 76 (3.95%) PaaS
7 70 (3.64%) SaaS
8 65 (3.38%) IaaS
9 59 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (3.06%) Office 365
10 58 (3.01%) Amazon S3
11 54 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 50 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (1.71%) Slack
14 32 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
16 29 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 28 (1.45%) Heroku
18 26 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 25 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.74%) DNS
2 70 (3.64%) Firewall
3 62 (3.22%) DHCP
4 44 (2.29%) Wireless
5 39 (2.03%) Internet
6 34 (1.77%) VPN
7 29 (1.51%) BGP
7 29 (1.51%) IPsec
7 29 (1.51%) OSPF
8 25 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (1.19%) Network Security
10 22 (1.14%) WAN
11 21 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (1.04%) 802.11
12 20 (1.04%) MPLS
12 20 (1.04%) NX-OS
13 19 (0.99%) TCP/IP
14 17 (0.88%) HTTP
15 16 (0.83%) 3G
15 16 (0.83%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.34%) MySQL
3 110 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 110 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 64 (3.32%) Big Data
5 56 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
7 44 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 41 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (1.30%) DB2
9 25 (1.30%) Neo4j
9 25 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (0.88%) Power BI
12 16 (0.83%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 332 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 285 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 203 (10.55%) JIRA
4 110 (5.71%) Selenium
5 78 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (3.95%) Maven
7 74 (3.84%) GitLab
8 68 (3.53%) Visual Studio
9 62 (3.22%) TeamCity
10 59 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
11 50 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 49 (2.55%) Cucumber
13 48 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
14 35 (1.82%) JUnit
15 34 (1.77%) JMeter
16 32 (1.66%) Subversion
17 31 (1.61%) SoapUI
18 30 (1.56%) webpack
19 28 (1.45%) Bitbucket
20 25 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 290 (15.06%) Finance
2 163 (8.47%) Banking
3 156 (8.10%) Retail
4 75 (3.90%) Public Sector
5 68 (3.53%) Marketing
6 49 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.71%) Games
8 32 (1.66%) Automotive
9 27 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.14%) Local Government
11 20 (1.04%) Billing
12 14 (0.73%) Legal
13 8 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.31%) Advertising
15 5 (0.26%) Back Office
16 4 (0.21%) Law
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
17 3 (0.16%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.052%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 506 (26.29%) Developer
2 391 (20.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 231 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 129 (6.70%) Architect
5 117 (6.08%) Software Developer
6 115 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 114 (5.92%) Senior Developer
8 98 (5.09%) Cloud Engineer
9 94 (4.88%) Java Developer
10 88 (4.57%) AWS Engineer
11 80 (4.16%) C# Developer
12 73 (3.79%) Consultant
13 72 (3.74%) Analyst
14 69 (3.58%) Platform Engineer
15 67 (3.48%) Java Engineer
16 63 (3.27%) Senior DevOps
16 63 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
17 61 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 56 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
19 53 (2.75%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (21.25%) .NET
2 194 (10.08%) HTML
3 192 (9.97%) CSS
4 175 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 169 (8.78%) ASP.NET
6 161 (8.36%) Node.js
7 151 (7.84%) React
7 151 (7.84%) Web Services
8 127 (6.60%) jQuery
9 122 (6.34%) .NET Core
10 101 (5.25%) Spring
11 93 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 90 (4.68%) RESTful
13 87 (4.52%) JSON
14 84 (4.36%) .NET Framework
15 81 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 80 (4.16%) REST
17 70 (3.64%) Spring Boot
18 64 (3.32%) HTML5
19 62 (3.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 127 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 105 (5.45%) Smartphone
4 101 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
5 66 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 66 (3.43%) User Experience
6 62 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
7 58 (3.01%) Management Information System
8 51 (2.65%) Cloud Native
9 47 (2.44%) Algorithms
10 46 (2.39%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.77%) Data Centre
12 29 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
14 27 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (1.04%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.83%) Robotics
17 14 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
18 13 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 433 (22.49%) Linux
2 204 (10.60%) Windows
3 101 (5.25%) Unix
4 87 (4.52%) Android
5 78 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 75 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (2.55%) CentOS
8 38 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 25 (1.30%) Tizen
9 25 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 20 (1.04%) CatOS
11 20 (1.04%) SUSE
12 8 (0.42%) Solaris
12 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.36%) AIX
13 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,056 (54.86%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (22.86%) Software Engineering
3 386 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
4 352 (18.29%) TDD
5 323 (16.78%) Test Automation
6 307 (15.95%) Microservices
7 300 (15.58%) Open Source
8 294 (15.27%) Scrum
9 284 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
10 241 (12.52%) Mentoring
11 183 (9.51%) MVC
12 178 (9.25%) SDLC
13 173 (8.99%) BDD
14 163 (8.47%) Configuration Management
15 159 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
16 149 (7.74%) Coaching
17 145 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 134 (6.96%) Infrastructure as Code
19 122 (6.34%) Computer Science
20 121 (6.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 406 (21.09%) JavaScript
2 399 (20.73%) Java
3 397 (20.62%) Python
4 386 (20.05%) SQL
5 383 (19.90%) C#
6 170 (8.83%) Ruby
7 143 (7.43%) Bash Shell
8 127 (6.60%) PHP
9 122 (6.34%) C++
10 119 (6.18%) PowerShell
11 109 (5.66%) C
12 72 (3.74%) Java 8
13 66 (3.43%) Perl
14 56 (2.91%) TypeScript
15 39 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 32 (1.66%) VB
17 30 (1.56%) Groovy
18 28 (1.45%) Scala
19 27 (1.40%) Go
20 23 (1.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 153 (7.95%) Degree
2 46 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.82%) AWS Certification
4 26 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.30%) CCNP
6 24 (1.25%) Security Cleared
7 20 (1.04%) HND
7 20 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.99%) CCNA
9 14 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.36%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.31%) MCSE
11 6 (0.31%) RHCE
11 6 (0.31%) RHCSA
12 5 (0.26%) MCSA
12 5 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.21%) MCSD
14 3 (0.16%) ISEB
14 3 (0.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (10.23%) QA
2 37 (1.92%) SLA
3 26 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.25%) GDPR
5 8 (0.42%) ISO 22301
5 8 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.26%) ISO 26262
7 4 (0.21%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.10%) TickIT
8 2 (0.10%) WCAG
9 1 (0.052%) COBIT
9 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.052%) GxP
9 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 467 (24.26%) Docker
2 81 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 45 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.99%) vSphere
7 7 (0.36%) XenApp
8 6 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.26%) etcd
9 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.10%) Varnish
11 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.052%) HDFS
12 1 (0.052%) IAG
12 1 (0.052%) KVM
Systems Management
1 312 (16.21%) Kubernetes
2 287 (14.91%) Terraform
3 264 (13.71%) Ansible
4 202 (10.49%) Puppet
5 186 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (2.23%) Prometheus
7 29 (1.51%) SCCM
8 28 (1.45%) Kibana
9 26 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
10 25 (1.30%) Grafana
10 25 (1.30%) Packer
11 18 (0.94%) FortiGate
11 18 (0.94%) Rancher
12 17 (0.88%) Consul
12 17 (0.88%) Graphite
12 17 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.88%) Nagios
13 16 (0.83%) RANCID
14 14 (0.73%) logstash
15 13 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 356 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 166 (8.62%) Google
3 95 (4.94%) VMware
4 72 (3.74%) Oracle
5 50 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 45 (2.34%) Cisco
7 38 (1.97%) Rackspace
8 36 (1.87%) IBM
9 34 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.71%) Atlassian
11 32 (1.66%) BT
12 30 (1.56%) AppDynamics
13 27 (1.40%) SAP
14 26 (1.35%) Citrix
15 25 (1.30%) QNX
15 25 (1.30%) Splunk
16 24 (1.25%) HP
16 24 (1.25%) Xamarin
17 21 (1.09%) New Relic
18 20 (1.04%) Meraki