Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 36 65
Rank change year-on-year +17 +29 +75
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,846 1,538 1,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.53% 6.44% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.40% 7.00% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,546 1,225 831
North of England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +4.17% +9.09%

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 17,742 21,974 22,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.62% 91.95% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14,318 18,072 18,602
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +6 992 £55,000 +10.00% 208
Yorkshire +26 763 £50,000 -4.76% 181
North East +26 133 £55,000 +10.00% 49
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,127 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 809 (43.82%) Amazon AWS
3 638 (34.56%) Linux
4 610 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 592 (32.07%) Java
6 576 (31.20%) Python
7 505 (27.36%) Docker
8 462 (25.03%) Jenkins
9 440 (23.84%) Puppet
10 439 (23.78%) Continuous Integration
11 430 (23.29%) Ansible
12 414 (22.43%) Software Engineering
13 356 (19.28%) SQL
14 342 (18.53%) Finance
15 336 (18.20%) Configuration Management
16 334 (18.09%) Opscode Chef
17 303 (16.41%) TDD
18 291 (15.76%) Scrum
19 290 (15.71%) C#
19 290 (15.71%) Bash Shell
20 282 (15.28%) JavaScript
21 280 (15.17%) Windows
22 272 (14.73%) Kubernetes
23 267 (14.46%) Git (software)
24 264 (14.30%) Open Source
25 245 (13.27%) Terraform
26 242 (13.11%) .NET
27 239 (12.95%) Test Automation
28 231 (12.51%) Microsoft
29 210 (11.38%) JIRA

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
1 110 (5.96%) Confluence
2 104 (5.63%) Apache
3 94 (5.09%) Apache Spark
4 54 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
5 51 (2.76%) JBoss
6 46 (2.49%) IIS
7 42 (2.28%) Tomcat
8 38 (2.06%) nginx
9 34 (1.84%) Apache Solr
10 32 (1.73%) WebSphere
11 31 (1.68%) MS Exchange
12 19 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.98%) Jetty
13 18 (0.98%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (0.76%) SharePoint
16 10 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.54%) Drupal
17 9 (0.49%) CloudStack
17 9 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.76%) Magento
2 5 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 809 (43.82%) Amazon AWS
2 610 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 172 (9.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 156 (8.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 115 (6.23%) Amazon EC2
5 115 (6.23%) SaaS
6 105 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
7 80 (4.33%) PaaS
8 79 (4.28%) IaaS
9 77 (4.17%) GitHub
10 72 (3.90%) Amazon S3
11 55 (2.98%) OpenShift
12 51 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
13 41 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 41 (2.22%) Amazon EMR
14 40 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 32 (1.73%) Serverless
16 28 (1.52%) Office 365
17 25 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
18 22 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.98%) Internet
2 58 (3.14%) Firewall
3 46 (2.49%) DNS
4 28 (1.52%) VPN
5 25 (1.35%) SAN
5 25 (1.35%) SSL
6 22 (1.19%) VoIP
7 21 (1.14%) DHCP
8 18 (0.98%) Asterisk PBX
9 15 (0.81%) NetScaler
10 12 (0.65%) WAN
11 10 (0.54%) LAN
12 9 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (0.49%) TCP/IP
12 9 (0.49%) VLAN
13 8 (0.43%) HTTP
14 6 (0.33%) Network Security
15 5 (0.27%) Broadband
15 5 (0.27%) MPLS
15 5 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.24%) NoSQL
2 169 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 137 (7.42%) MySQL
4 136 (7.37%) SQL Server
5 128 (6.93%) Hadoop
6 122 (6.61%) Big Data
7 92 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 79 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
9 65 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
10 53 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
11 41 (2.22%) Amazon Athena
11 41 (2.22%) Flink
12 37 (2.00%) Relational Database
13 32 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 30 (1.63%) Apache Hive
15 29 (1.57%) Redis
16 23 (1.25%) HBase
17 22 (1.19%) MariaDB
17 22 (1.19%) Spark SQL
17 22 (1.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 462 (25.03%) Jenkins
2 267 (14.46%) Git (software)
3 210 (11.38%) JIRA
4 166 (8.99%) TeamCity
5 149 (8.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 125 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 99 (5.36%) Selenium
8 73 (3.95%) Maven
9 62 (3.36%) Gradle
10 58 (3.14%) Subversion
11 49 (2.65%) Bitbucket
12 48 (2.60%) JUnit
13 44 (2.38%) Cucumber
13 44 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 41 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 39 (2.11%) GitLab
16 37 (2.00%) Vagrant
17 24 (1.30%) JMeter
18 23 (1.25%) SoapUI
18 23 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 342 (18.53%) Finance
2 113 (6.12%) Retail
3 92 (4.98%) Banking
4 50 (2.71%) Law
5 37 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.84%) Marketing
7 33 (1.79%) Games
8 31 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.25%) Electronics
10 19 (1.03%) Advertising
11 18 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 16 (0.87%) Local Government
13 9 (0.49%) Automotive
14 7 (0.38%) Czech Language
14 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.33%) Publishing
16 5 (0.27%) Billing
16 5 (0.27%) Legal
16 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 523 (28.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 366 (19.83%) Developer
3 165 (8.94%) Software Engineer
4 139 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
5 138 (7.48%) Java Engineer
6 117 (6.34%) Linux Engineer
7 114 (6.18%) Architect
7 114 (6.18%) Java Software Engineer
8 109 (5.90%) Senior Developer
9 106 (5.74%) C# Developer
10 105 (5.69%) Java Developer
11 100 (5.42%) AWS DevOps
12 92 (4.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 86 (4.66%) .NET Developer
14 85 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 82 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 78 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
17 75 (4.06%) Consultant
18 74 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
19 72 (3.90%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (13.11%) .NET
2 198 (10.73%) Web Services
3 186 (10.08%) Spring
4 159 (8.61%) AngularJS
5 148 (8.02%) Node.js
6 141 (7.64%) HTML
7 118 (6.39%) CSS
7 118 (6.39%) Kafka
8 107 (5.80%) ASP.NET
9 99 (5.36%) React
10 93 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 89 (4.82%) REST
12 82 (4.44%) Spring Boot
13 79 (4.28%) RESTful
14 68 (3.68%) jQuery
15 63 (3.41%) Middleware
15 63 (3.41%) Spark Streaming
16 54 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
17 52 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
18 51 (2.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 187 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
2 102 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
3 94 (5.09%) Public Cloud
4 85 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (4.33%) User Experience
6 77 (4.17%) Cloud Native
7 76 (4.12%) Fintech
8 63 (3.41%) Data Centre
9 59 (3.20%) Internet of Things
10 52 (2.82%) Private Cloud
11 41 (2.22%) Mobile App
12 40 (2.17%) Management Information System
13 38 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (1.03%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
16 16 (0.87%) Wiki
17 14 (0.76%) NHS
18 13 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
19 12 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 638 (34.56%) Linux
2 280 (15.17%) Windows
3 160 (8.67%) Unix
4 110 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (4.44%) CentOS
6 71 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 51 (2.76%) Ubuntu
8 32 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.41%) Android
11 24 (1.30%) Debian
11 24 (1.30%) Windows 10
11 24 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.16%) SUSE
14 3 (0.16%) VMS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,127 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (23.78%) Continuous Integration
3 414 (22.43%) Software Engineering
4 336 (18.20%) Configuration Management
5 303 (16.41%) TDD
6 291 (15.76%) Scrum
7 264 (14.30%) Open Source
8 239 (12.95%) Test Automation
9 198 (10.73%) Mentoring
10 196 (10.62%) Microservices
11 185 (10.02%) OO
12 167 (9.05%) BDD
13 150 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
14 147 (7.96%) MVC
15 143 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
16 112 (6.07%) Coaching
17 96 (5.20%) ITIL
18 93 (5.04%) Computer Science
18 93 (5.04%) Deployment Automation
19 87 (4.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 592 (32.07%) Java
2 576 (31.20%) Python
3 356 (19.28%) SQL
4 290 (15.71%) Bash Shell
4 290 (15.71%) C#
5 282 (15.28%) JavaScript
6 203 (11.00%) Ruby
7 180 (9.75%) PHP
8 154 (8.34%) PowerShell
9 149 (8.07%) Perl
10 141 (7.64%) Java 8
11 114 (6.18%) C++
12 102 (5.53%) Scala
13 63 (3.41%) Shell Script
14 46 (2.49%) Go
15 42 (2.28%) T-SQL
16 39 (2.11%) Java 9
17 33 (1.79%) TypeScript
18 21 (1.14%) Kotlin
19 19 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (9.05%) Degree
2 54 (2.93%) AWS Certification
3 52 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
5 42 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.03%) CISSP
6 19 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 16 (0.87%) RHCE
7 16 (0.87%) RHCSA
8 15 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.49%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.38%) ISEB
13 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.27%) CISM
14 5 (0.27%) GIAC
14 5 (0.27%) OCPJP
14 5 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.22%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.01%) QA
2 31 (1.68%) GDPR
3 19 (1.03%) PMO
4 17 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.22%) SLA
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 505 (27.36%) Docker
2 107 (5.80%) Active Directory
3 80 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.35%) HDFS
7 22 (1.19%) Apache Flume
8 18 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (0.81%) pfSense
9 15 (0.81%) XenApp
9 15 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.43%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.43%) vSphere
12 6 (0.33%) Firmware
13 4 (0.22%) Gluster
13 4 (0.22%) Xen
14 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
14 3 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 440 (23.84%) Puppet
2 430 (23.29%) Ansible
3 334 (18.09%) Opscode Chef
4 272 (14.73%) Kubernetes
5 245 (13.27%) Terraform
6 62 (3.36%) Salt
7 55 (2.98%) Packer
8 51 (2.76%) Docker Swarm
9 50 (2.71%) Prometheus
10 43 (2.33%) Graphite
11 41 (2.22%) ZABBIX
12 36 (1.95%) Cobbler
13 34 (1.84%) Consul
13 34 (1.84%) Nagios
14 32 (1.73%) Grafana
15 22 (1.19%) Oozie
16 21 (1.14%) CFEngine
17 20 (1.08%) Rancher
18 17 (0.92%) Tivoli
19 16 (0.87%) Opsview
Vendors
1 231 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.83%) VMware
3 114 (6.18%) Google
4 103 (5.58%) Red Hat
5 90 (4.88%) Oracle
6 57 (3.09%) New Relic
7 52 (2.82%) Xamarin
8 47 (2.55%) CA Agile Central
9 43 (2.33%) Splunk
10 40 (2.17%) Trend Micro
11 39 (2.11%) Atlassian
12 29 (1.57%) Citrix
13 27 (1.46%) Rackspace
14 26 (1.41%) AppDynamics
15 23 (1.25%) Cloudera
15 23 (1.25%) Hortonworks
16 20 (1.08%) McAfee
17 19 (1.03%) MuleSoft
18 17 (0.92%) EnterpriseDB
18 17 (0.92%) Symantec