Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +32
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 987 1,942 2,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 13.57% 10.19% 9.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.60% 10.98% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,044 1,559 1,873
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £37,138 £34,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £78,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +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 6,762 17,680 20,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.97% 92.77% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,772 13,694 16,563
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,975 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,198
% change year-on-year +9.52% +4.59% +0.40%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the North of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +4 511 £55,000 - 196
Yorkshire +11 396 £52,500 - 95
North East +17 80 £47,500 -5.00% 40
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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.

1 492 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (42.45%) Azure
3 356 (36.07%) AWS
4 299 (30.29%) Docker
5 287 (29.08%) JavaScript
6 262 (26.55%) Python
7 252 (25.53%) Kubernetes
7 252 (25.53%) C#
7 252 (25.53%) .NET
8 249 (25.23%) Microservices
9 233 (23.61%) Terraform
10 230 (23.30%) Software Engineering
11 190 (19.25%) Linux
12 186 (18.84%) SQL
13 178 (18.03%) Java
14 168 (17.02%) Jenkins
15 151 (15.30%) Git (software)
16 140 (14.18%) Microsoft
17 133 (13.48%) AngularJS
18 130 (13.17%) TDD
19 127 (12.87%) Ansible
20 126 (12.77%) React
20 126 (12.77%) Puppet
21 125 (12.66%) Node.js
22 123 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
23 122 (12.36%) .NET Core
24 115 (11.65%) Scrum
25 113 (11.45%) SQL Server
26 109 (11.04%) CSS
27 107 (10.84%) Finance

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 32 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.13%) Apache
3 20 (2.03%) CMS
3 20 (2.03%) Confluence
4 17 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.52%) IIS
6 12 (1.22%) Jadu
6 12 (1.22%) WordPress
7 11 (1.11%) NServiceBus
8 9 (0.91%) nginx
9 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.30%) Liferay
10 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.10%) Orchard CMS
12 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.10%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 419 (42.45%) Azure
2 356 (36.07%) AWS
3 107 (10.84%) Serverless
4 85 (8.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 80 (8.11%) AWS Lambda
5 80 (8.11%) GCP
6 69 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (4.15%) SaaS
8 39 (3.95%) Amazon S3
9 37 (3.75%) IaaS
10 34 (3.44%) GitHub
11 32 (3.24%) PaaS
12 22 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
12 22 (2.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 18 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (1.82%) Office 365
14 12 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (1.11%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.82%) DNS
2 15 (1.52%) WAN
3 13 (1.32%) LAN
4 12 (1.22%) Internet
5 11 (1.11%) Firewall
6 10 (1.01%) SAN
7 9 (0.91%) DHCP
8 8 (0.81%) HTTP
9 7 (0.71%) Broadband
9 7 (0.71%) Skype
9 7 (0.71%) SNMP
9 7 (0.71%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.51%) VPN
11 4 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (0.41%) Wireless
12 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.30%) RTMP
12 3 (0.30%) SSL
12 3 (0.30%) VLAN
13 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 102 (10.33%) NoSQL
3 61 (6.18%) MongoDB
4 56 (5.67%) MySQL
5 31 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 27 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
7 24 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (1.62%) Big Data
9 16 (1.62%) Redis
10 15 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.71%) Power BI
13 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 168 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 151 (15.30%) Git (software)
3 53 (5.37%) JIRA
4 46 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (4.56%) GitLab
6 29 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 26 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (2.53%) Maven
9 24 (2.43%) Bitbucket
10 23 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 23 (2.33%) Selenium
11 20 (2.03%) JUnit
11 20 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (1.52%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.01%) Spinnaker
14 9 (0.91%) SonarQube
14 9 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.91%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.81%) GoCD
16 7 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 107 (10.84%) Finance
2 32 (3.24%) Public Sector
3 29 (2.94%) Law
4 27 (2.74%) Games
4 27 (2.74%) Retail
5 20 (2.03%) Marketing
6 14 (1.42%) Banking
7 11 (1.11%) Publishing
8 10 (1.01%) Legal
9 6 (0.61%) Back Office
9 6 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.61%) Housing Association
10 4 (0.41%) Local Government
10 4 (0.41%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.20%) Automotive
11 2 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) Advertising
12 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 316 (32.02%) Developer
2 257 (26.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (9.83%) AWS Engineer
4 95 (9.63%) Software Engineer
5 82 (8.31%) .NET Developer
6 81 (8.21%) AWS DevOps
7 70 (7.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 63 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 54 (5.47%) Software Developer
10 50 (5.07%) Lead DevOps
11 46 (4.66%) Senior DevOps
12 45 (4.56%) Azure Engineer
13 43 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
13 43 (4.36%) Java Engineer
14 40 (4.05%) C# Developer
14 40 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 40 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 39 (3.95%) Architect
16 36 (3.65%) Java Software Engineer
16 36 (3.65%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (25.53%) .NET
2 133 (13.48%) AngularJS
3 126 (12.77%) React
4 125 (12.66%) Node.js
5 122 (12.36%) .NET Core
6 109 (11.04%) CSS
7 105 (10.64%) HTML
8 73 (7.40%) RESTful
9 63 (6.38%) ASP.NET
9 63 (6.38%) Web Services
10 61 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 55 (5.57%) .NET Framework
12 45 (4.56%) REST
12 45 (4.56%) Spring
13 43 (4.36%) Vue.js
14 41 (4.15%) HTML5
15 34 (3.44%) jQuery
16 33 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
17 30 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (2.84%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (5.17%) User Experience
3 42 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 33 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (2.43%) Cloud Native
8 16 (1.62%) NHS
9 14 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.11%) Xbox
13 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.81%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.71%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.71%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.51%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.51%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 190 (19.25%) Linux
2 92 (9.32%) Windows
3 33 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (3.04%) CentOS
5 26 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.93%) Android
6 19 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.11%) Unix
8 8 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.51%) Debian
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.20%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.10%) MVS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (25.23%) Microservices
3 230 (23.30%) Software Engineering
4 130 (13.17%) TDD
5 123 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
6 115 (11.65%) Scrum
7 102 (10.33%) Test Automation
8 93 (9.42%) Infrastructure as Code
9 85 (8.61%) Configuration Management
10 73 (7.40%) MVC
11 71 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (7.09%) Open Source
13 63 (6.38%) SDLC
14 58 (5.88%) Web Development
15 57 (5.78%) Mentoring
15 57 (5.78%) Migration
16 55 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (5.57%) Deployment Automation
17 53 (5.37%) E-Commerce
18 52 (5.27%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 287 (29.08%) JavaScript
2 262 (26.55%) Python
3 252 (25.53%) C#
4 186 (18.84%) SQL
5 178 (18.03%) Java
6 100 (10.13%) Go
7 88 (8.92%) PowerShell
8 80 (8.11%) Bash Shell
9 61 (6.18%) Ruby
10 59 (5.98%) TypeScript
11 48 (4.86%) PHP
12 29 (2.94%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.33%) Scala
14 20 (2.03%) ES6
15 17 (1.72%) C++
16 16 (1.62%) C
17 13 (1.32%) Groovy
17 13 (1.32%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.91%) Kotlin
18 9 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (4.05%) Degree
2 24 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.33%) AWS Certification
4 14 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.30%) CISSP
10 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.20%) ISEB
11 2 (0.20%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.10%) CISM
12 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.10%) GSEC
12 1 (0.10%) PhD
12 1 (0.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.85%) QA
2 12 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.20%) COBIT
4 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 299 (30.29%) Docker
2 21 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.51%) vSphere
6 4 (0.41%) Gluster
6 4 (0.41%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.30%) zsh
8 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.10%) Microcode
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 252 (25.53%) Kubernetes
2 233 (23.61%) Terraform
3 127 (12.87%) Ansible
4 126 (12.77%) Puppet
5 92 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.34%) Grafana
7 29 (2.94%) Prometheus
8 17 (1.72%) Graphite
9 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (1.01%) Packer
11 9 (0.91%) SCCM
12 7 (0.71%) Nagios
13 6 (0.61%) Kibana
14 4 (0.41%) Marathon
14 4 (0.41%) Mesos
14 4 (0.41%) Rundeck
15 3 (0.30%) Consul
15 3 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.30%) logstash
16 2 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 140 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.36%) Oracle
3 27 (2.74%) Splunk
4 25 (2.53%) Google
5 20 (2.03%) VMware
6 15 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 14 (1.42%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.22%) New Relic
9 10 (1.01%) SaltStack
10 7 (0.71%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.71%) Dynatrace
10 7 (0.71%) Hitachi
11 6 (0.61%) Fortinet
12 5 (0.51%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.41%) AlienVault
13 4 (0.41%) EnterpriseDB
13 4 (0.41%) Jitterbit
13 4 (0.41%) Rackspace
13 4 (0.41%) SAP
14 3 (0.30%) Workday