Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 16 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +28
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,412 2,102 2,099
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 13.49% 10.73% 8.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.65% 11.60% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,281 1,661 1,840
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% 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 9,641 18,116 22,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.12% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,862 13,849 18,474
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +5 689 £55,000 - 135
Yorkshire +11 634 £50,000 - 81
North East +19 89 £45,000 -10.00% 26
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 769 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (43.84%) Azure
3 527 (37.32%) AWS
4 434 (30.74%) Python
5 377 (26.70%) JavaScript
6 367 (25.99%) Docker
7 354 (25.07%) Software Engineering
8 348 (24.65%) Java
9 340 (24.08%) C#
10 336 (23.80%) .NET
11 325 (23.02%) Kubernetes
12 307 (21.74%) SQL
13 282 (19.97%) Microservices
14 280 (19.83%) Terraform
15 253 (17.92%) Jenkins
16 240 (17.00%) Linux
17 225 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
18 218 (15.44%) Ansible
18 218 (15.44%) Microsoft
19 213 (15.08%) Git (software)
20 207 (14.66%) SQL Server
21 203 (14.38%) Scrum
22 197 (13.95%) TDD
23 191 (13.53%) Node.js
24 188 (13.31%) AngularJS
25 177 (12.54%) Finance
26 175 (12.39%) Puppet
27 170 (12.04%) Test Automation
28 167 (11.83%) Windows
29 157 (11.12%) Configuration Management

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 58 (4.11%) Confluence
2 40 (2.83%) IIS
3 37 (2.62%) Apache
4 34 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.91%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.84%) CMS
6 26 (1.84%) nginx
7 15 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.71%) Jadu
8 10 (0.71%) WordPress
9 9 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.57%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.35%) CICS
14 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Chatbot
1 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) Magento
3 5 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.071%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 619 (43.84%) Azure
2 527 (37.32%) AWS
3 133 (9.42%) Serverless
4 103 (7.29%) GCP
5 94 (6.66%) AWS Lambda
6 77 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 72 (5.10%) SaaS
8 67 (4.75%) IaaS
9 52 (3.68%) PaaS
10 50 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (3.47%) Amazon S3
12 48 (3.40%) GitHub
13 35 (2.48%) Office 365
14 33 (2.34%) Amazon ECS
15 30 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
16 23 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
17 22 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 20 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
19 18 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.62%) Firewall
2 31 (2.20%) DNS
3 28 (1.98%) Internet
4 24 (1.70%) VPN
5 23 (1.63%) WAN
6 17 (1.20%) SAN
7 16 (1.13%) DHCP
7 16 (1.13%) HTTP
8 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.92%) OSPF
10 11 (0.78%) BGP
10 11 (0.78%) LAN
11 9 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (0.57%) Skype
13 7 (0.50%) VLAN
13 7 (0.50%) Wireless
14 6 (0.42%) BIG-IP
14 6 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (0.42%) SNMP
14 6 (0.42%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 141 (9.99%) NoSQL
3 83 (5.88%) MySQL
4 69 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 59 (4.18%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
7 36 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 33 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (1.91%) Redis
10 26 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.77%) Big Data
12 19 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (1.13%) Power BI
14 13 (0.92%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 253 (17.92%) Jenkins
2 213 (15.08%) Git (software)
3 115 (8.14%) JIRA
4 63 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 62 (4.39%) Selenium
6 59 (4.18%) Maven
7 57 (4.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 54 (3.82%) TeamCity
9 40 (2.83%) GitLab
10 39 (2.76%) JUnit
11 36 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
12 31 (2.20%) Cucumber
13 29 (2.05%) Visual Studio
14 27 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (1.91%) Subversion
15 26 (1.84%) Bitbucket
16 24 (1.70%) JMeter
17 23 (1.63%) Mercurial
17 23 (1.63%) SoapUI
17 23 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 177 (12.54%) Finance
2 64 (4.53%) Banking
3 50 (3.54%) Retail
4 43 (3.05%) Public Sector
5 34 (2.41%) Law
6 32 (2.27%) Games
7 21 (1.49%) Marketing
8 20 (1.42%) Legal
9 14 (0.99%) Local Government
10 12 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.57%) Back Office
13 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.42%) Publishing
15 5 (0.35%) Electronics
16 4 (0.28%) Automotive
16 4 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.14%) Billing
17 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 407 (28.82%) Developer
2 278 (19.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 118 (8.36%) .NET Developer
5 90 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
6 81 (5.74%) AWS Engineer
7 78 (5.52%) Senior Developer
8 76 (5.38%) Software Developer
9 74 (5.24%) Platform Engineer
10 72 (5.10%) Architect
11 69 (4.89%) Java Engineer
12 61 (4.32%) AWS DevOps
13 52 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 50 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
15 49 (3.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 49 (3.47%) C# Developer
15 49 (3.47%) Java Software Engineer
16 42 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 42 (2.97%) Lead DevOps
17 39 (2.76%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (23.80%) .NET
2 191 (13.53%) Node.js
3 188 (13.31%) AngularJS
4 153 (10.84%) .NET Core
5 148 (10.48%) CSS
6 146 (10.34%) HTML
7 144 (10.20%) React
8 98 (6.94%) Web Services
9 97 (6.87%) ASP.NET
10 78 (5.52%) Spring
11 76 (5.38%) .NET Framework
11 76 (5.38%) RESTful
12 64 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 53 (3.75%) REST
14 52 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 51 (3.61%) HTML5
15 51 (3.61%) Spring Boot
16 48 (3.40%) Redux
17 45 (3.19%) Entity Framework
17 45 (3.19%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
2 72 (5.10%) User Experience
3 54 (3.82%) Public Cloud
4 53 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 39 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.34%) Data Centre
9 29 (2.05%) Mainframe
10 23 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.92%) IVR
15 12 (0.85%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.85%) NHS
16 8 (0.57%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.57%) Wiki
17 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 240 (17.00%) Linux
2 167 (11.83%) Windows
3 55 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 51 (3.61%) Unix
5 39 (2.76%) Android
6 38 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (2.41%) Apple iOS
8 28 (1.98%) CentOS
9 13 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.42%) VMS
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.28%) Debian
14 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.28%) zOS
15 3 (0.21%) HPUX
16 2 (0.14%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (25.07%) Software Engineering
3 282 (19.97%) Microservices
4 225 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (14.38%) Scrum
6 197 (13.95%) TDD
7 170 (12.04%) Test Automation
8 157 (11.12%) Configuration Management
9 134 (9.49%) Open Source
10 122 (8.64%) MVC
11 119 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
12 114 (8.07%) BDD
13 111 (7.86%) Mentoring
14 106 (7.51%) SDLC
15 87 (6.16%) Infrastructure as Code
16 85 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 84 (5.95%) Deployment Automation
18 81 (5.74%) Kanban
19 76 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 71 (5.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 434 (30.74%) Python
2 377 (26.70%) JavaScript
3 348 (24.65%) Java
4 340 (24.08%) C#
5 307 (21.74%) SQL
6 139 (9.84%) Bash Shell
7 132 (9.35%) PowerShell
8 125 (8.85%) Go
9 92 (6.52%) Ruby
10 91 (6.44%) PHP
11 81 (5.74%) Scala
12 74 (5.24%) TypeScript
13 42 (2.97%) Shell Script
14 37 (2.62%) C
15 33 (2.34%) C++
16 27 (1.91%) Groovy
17 25 (1.77%) Kotlin
18 23 (1.63%) Java 8
19 22 (1.56%) T-SQL
20 19 (1.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 66 (4.67%) Degree
2 41 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.05%) AWS Certification
4 21 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.06%) CISSP
9 9 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.50%) MCP
11 6 (0.42%) CISM
11 6 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.42%) PhD
12 4 (0.28%) CISA
12 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.21%) ISEB
13 3 (0.21%) MCSA
13 3 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.32%) QA
2 9 (0.64%) GDPR
2 9 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) SLA
5 3 (0.21%) HL7
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) GLBA
6 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.14%) NCSC
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.071%) PMO
System Software
1 367 (25.99%) Docker
2 54 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.57%) XenApp
6 7 (0.50%) vSphere
6 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.21%) Gluster
7 3 (0.21%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.14%) KVM
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.14%) Postfix
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.071%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.071%) NFS
9 1 (0.071%) Samba
9 1 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 325 (23.02%) Kubernetes
2 280 (19.83%) Terraform
3 218 (15.44%) Ansible
4 175 (12.39%) Puppet
5 139 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (2.27%) Grafana
7 24 (1.70%) Prometheus
8 19 (1.35%) Kibana
9 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.99%) Nagios
10 14 (0.99%) SCCM
11 12 (0.85%) Cobbler
11 12 (0.85%) Graphite
11 12 (0.85%) Rancher
12 10 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
12 10 (0.71%) Packer
12 10 (0.71%) Rundeck
13 8 (0.57%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.50%) Istio
15 6 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 218 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 107 (7.58%) Oracle
3 76 (5.38%) VMware
4 54 (3.82%) Google
5 25 (1.77%) Xamarin
6 22 (1.56%) Cisco
7 21 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 19 (1.35%) Atlassian
8 19 (1.35%) EnterpriseDB
8 19 (1.35%) IBM
9 17 (1.20%) Juniper
9 17 (1.20%) Splunk
9 17 (1.20%) Unisys
10 14 (0.99%) CA
10 14 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 14 (0.99%) F5
11 13 (0.92%) Fortinet
11 13 (0.92%) HP
11 13 (0.92%) Rackspace
12 12 (0.85%) Citrix