Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,815 1,847 1,952
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 15.58% 12.55% 10.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.81% 13.68% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 1,450 1,528
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,673 £35,000
25th Percentile £39,800 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,938 £65,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +2.40%

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 10,796 13,498 17,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.68% 91.70% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,807 10,959 13,889
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,625 £58,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 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
North West +5 827 £54,000 -1.82% 258
Yorkshire +3 801 £55,000 +4.76% 142
North East +16 189 £52,500 +31.25% 48
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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 of England region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 981 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 939 (51.74%) Azure
3 800 (44.08%) AWS
4 659 (36.31%) Terraform
5 647 (35.65%) Kubernetes
6 588 (32.40%) Docker
7 498 (27.44%) Linux
8 467 (25.73%) SQL
9 459 (25.29%) Python
10 437 (24.08%) JavaScript
11 421 (23.20%) Infrastructure as Code
12 388 (21.38%) C#
13 386 (21.27%) Java
14 336 (18.51%) Ansible
15 332 (18.29%) Software Engineering
16 331 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
17 327 (18.02%) Git (software)
18 307 (16.91%) Microsoft
19 304 (16.75%) Puppet
19 304 (16.75%) Jenkins
20 296 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
21 280 (15.43%) Go
22 272 (14.99%) AWS CloudFormation
23 268 (14.77%) .NET
24 255 (14.05%) Scrum
25 242 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
26 230 (12.67%) Windows
27 226 (12.45%) PowerShell
28 222 (12.23%) Migration
29 220 (12.12%) Ruby

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 72 (3.97%) Apache
2 63 (3.47%) Confluence
3 38 (2.09%) IIS
4 37 (2.04%) CMS
5 27 (1.49%) Umbraco
6 22 (1.21%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.16%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.10%) Kentico
9 18 (0.99%) EPiServer
10 17 (0.94%) WordPress
11 12 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.55%) nginx
13 7 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.33%) Jadu
14 6 (0.33%) JBoss
14 6 (0.33%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.28%) Apache Synapse
15 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) nopCommerce
2 9 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.33%) Magento
4 4 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.055%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 939 (51.74%) Azure
2 800 (44.08%) AWS
3 272 (14.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 170 (9.37%) GCP
5 109 (6.01%) Pulumi
6 106 (5.84%) Serverless
7 101 (5.56%) PaaS
8 94 (5.18%) SaaS
9 93 (5.12%) Amazon EKS
10 88 (4.85%) IaaS
11 54 (2.98%) AWS Lambda
11 54 (2.98%) Datadog
12 41 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 36 (1.98%) Power Platform
14 30 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
16 26 (1.43%) Amazon ECS
17 24 (1.32%) GitHub
18 22 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
19 21 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.26%) Firewall
2 25 (1.38%) VPN
3 17 (0.94%) DNS
3 17 (0.94%) VLAN
4 16 (0.88%) SAN
5 14 (0.77%) IPv4
5 14 (0.77%) OSPF
6 10 (0.55%) Network Security
7 9 (0.50%) DHCP
7 9 (0.50%) HTTP
7 9 (0.50%) SNMP
8 8 (0.44%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.39%) Internet
9 7 (0.39%) WAN
10 6 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.28%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.28%) RS-422
11 5 (0.28%) SSL
11 5 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 153 (8.43%) MySQL
3 85 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
4 79 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 77 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 72 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 56 (3.09%) Redis
8 55 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
9 54 (2.98%) MariaDB
10 53 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (2.31%) Relational Database
12 38 (2.09%) Big Data
13 35 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 31 (1.71%) Power BI
15 30 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (1.54%) Data Lake
17 20 (1.10%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
19 14 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 327 (18.02%) Git (software)
2 304 (16.75%) Jenkins
3 112 (6.17%) JIRA
4 99 (5.45%) GitLab
5 82 (4.52%) Selenium
6 65 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 60 (3.31%) Visual Studio
8 51 (2.81%) JUnit
9 50 (2.75%) Maven
9 50 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 43 (2.37%) Postman
11 37 (2.04%) Bitbucket
12 29 (1.60%) Cucumber
13 28 (1.54%) TeamCity
14 27 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (1.27%) JMeter
16 22 (1.21%) Vagrant
17 19 (1.05%) MSTest
18 18 (0.99%) SoapUI
18 18 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 154 (8.48%) Finance
2 81 (4.46%) Public Sector
3 71 (3.91%) Games
4 53 (2.92%) Retail
5 34 (1.87%) Law
6 25 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.27%) Marketing
8 22 (1.21%) Banking
9 20 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.99%) Electronics
11 11 (0.61%) Advertising
12 10 (0.55%) Automotive
12 10 (0.55%) Legal
13 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
15 4 (0.22%) Publishing
16 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 622 (34.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 383 (21.10%) Developer
3 251 (13.83%) AWS Engineer
4 230 (12.67%) AWS DevOps
5 228 (12.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 220 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
7 186 (10.25%) Software Engineer
8 130 (7.16%) Platform Engineer
9 120 (6.61%) Senior Developer
10 115 (6.34%) Senior DevOps
11 114 (6.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 95 (5.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 89 (4.90%) .NET Developer
14 80 (4.41%) Azure DevOps
15 59 (3.25%) Architect
16 58 (3.20%) Cloud Engineer
16 58 (3.20%) Java Developer
17 56 (3.09%) Java Engineer
18 54 (2.98%) Java Software Engineer
19 49 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (14.77%) .NET
2 146 (8.04%) AngularJS
3 133 (7.33%) Web Services
4 132 (7.27%) HTML
5 127 (7.00%) Node.js
6 117 (6.45%) RESTful
7 116 (6.39%) CSS
8 112 (6.17%) Vue.js
9 94 (5.18%) .NET Core
10 86 (4.74%) .NET Framework
11 82 (4.52%) Kafka
12 81 (4.46%) React
13 75 (4.13%) Spring
14 74 (4.08%) ASP.NET
15 64 (3.53%) Spring Boot
16 62 (3.42%) REST
17 53 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
18 52 (2.87%) HTML5
19 50 (2.75%) Apache Flex
20 44 (2.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (4.02%) Linux Command Line
3 70 (3.86%) Public Cloud
4 69 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 65 (3.58%) Enterprise Cloud
6 59 (3.25%) User Experience
7 56 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (2.37%) Cloud Native
9 43 (2.37%) NHS
10 36 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 27 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.38%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.77%) e-Learning
14 10 (0.55%) Robotics
15 9 (0.50%) Blog
15 9 (0.50%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.44%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 498 (27.44%) Linux
2 230 (12.67%) Windows
3 76 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 63 (3.47%) Unix
5 46 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (1.65%) CentOS
7 26 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (0.99%) Android
9 18 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.22%) Alpine Linux
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.22%) Debian
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
14 2 (0.11%) OpenBSD
14 2 (0.11%) Solaris
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (23.20%) Infrastructure as Code
3 332 (18.29%) Software Engineering
4 296 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
5 255 (14.05%) Scrum
6 242 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 222 (12.23%) Migration
8 214 (11.79%) Configuration Management
9 205 (11.29%) TDD
10 197 (10.85%) Test Automation
11 195 (10.74%) Deployment Automation
12 168 (9.26%) Microservices
13 163 (8.98%) Mentoring
14 160 (8.82%) Coaching
15 151 (8.32%) OOP
16 123 (6.78%) SOLID
17 119 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 112 (6.17%) Analytics
19 107 (5.90%) OO
20 105 (5.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 467 (25.73%) SQL
2 459 (25.29%) Python
3 437 (24.08%) JavaScript
4 388 (21.38%) C#
5 386 (21.27%) Java
6 280 (15.43%) Go
7 226 (12.45%) PowerShell
8 220 (12.12%) Ruby
9 165 (9.09%) Bash Shell
10 119 (6.56%) TypeScript
11 110 (6.06%) Scala
12 102 (5.62%) PHP
13 100 (5.51%) C++
14 98 (5.40%) Kotlin
15 74 (4.08%) Groovy
16 61 (3.36%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.10%) C
18 14 (0.77%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.72%) Perl
20 12 (0.66%) ES6
Qualifications
1 134 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 120 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.13%) AWS Certification
3 75 (4.13%) Degree
4 20 (1.10%) RHCE
5 18 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.83%) GIAC
8 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.50%) ISEB
11 5 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.28%) CISSP
12 3 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.17%) CCNA
12 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.17%) SANS
13 2 (0.11%) CCIE Data Center
13 2 (0.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.03%) QA
2 34 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.72%) GDPR
6 10 (0.55%) WAI
7 8 (0.44%) SLA
8 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.055%) COBIT
9 1 (0.055%) GRC
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 588 (32.40%) Docker
2 58 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.14%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.44%) HDFS
7 7 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.39%) vSphere
8 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.22%) KVM
10 3 (0.17%) Kamailio
10 3 (0.17%) Microcode
10 3 (0.17%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) NFS
12 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 659 (36.31%) Terraform
2 647 (35.65%) Kubernetes
3 336 (18.51%) Ansible
4 331 (18.24%) Opscode Chef
5 304 (16.75%) Puppet
6 87 (4.79%) Prometheus
7 66 (3.64%) Grafana
8 64 (3.53%) Istio
9 40 (2.20%) Packer
10 33 (1.82%) Nagios
11 31 (1.71%) Graphite
12 27 (1.49%) SCCM
13 23 (1.27%) SCOM
14 20 (1.10%) ZABBIX
15 15 (0.83%) Consul
16 14 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
17 13 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
18 12 (0.66%) Opsview
19 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 8 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 307 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 177 (9.75%) Oracle
3 106 (5.84%) SaltStack
4 82 (4.52%) EnterpriseDB
5 81 (4.46%) VMware
6 54 (2.98%) Google
6 54 (2.98%) New Relic
7 40 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.60%) Splunk
9 21 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.10%) Cisco
11 18 (0.99%) SAP
12 15 (0.83%) Sitecore
12 15 (0.83%) SolarWinds
13 14 (0.77%) Dynatrace
13 14 (0.77%) McAfee
14 13 (0.72%) Databricks
14 13 (0.72%) Informatica
15 12 (0.66%) Aquila
15 12 (0.66%) IBM