Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 15 18
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +18
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,445 1,759 1,827
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 15.13% 10.90% 9.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.29% 11.84% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,659 1,495 1,596
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

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 8,872 14,860 17,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.90% 92.11% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,483 11,996 14,306
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +6 692 £54,000 +2.86% 226
Yorkshire +6 614 £52,500 -4.55% 127
North East +21 139 £50,000 +25.00% 41
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 757 (52.39%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (46.09%) Azure
3 535 (37.02%) AWS
4 463 (32.04%) Docker
5 456 (31.56%) Terraform
6 437 (30.24%) Kubernetes
7 374 (25.88%) JavaScript
8 359 (24.84%) Linux
9 357 (24.71%) Python
10 340 (23.53%) SQL
11 336 (23.25%) C#
12 303 (20.97%) Infrastructure as Code
13 277 (19.17%) Opscode Chef
14 269 (18.62%) Java
15 253 (17.51%) Puppet
16 249 (17.23%) .NET
17 246 (17.02%) Software Engineering
18 244 (16.89%) Ansible
19 230 (15.92%) Jenkins
20 225 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
21 218 (15.09%) Go
22 211 (14.60%) Git (software)
23 203 (14.05%) Microsoft
24 202 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
25 191 (13.22%) Microservices
26 188 (13.01%) AWS CloudFormation
27 185 (12.80%) Windows
28 171 (11.83%) SQL Server
29 170 (11.76%) Ruby
30 168 (11.63%) Test Automation

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 63 (4.36%) Apache
2 40 (2.77%) Confluence
3 35 (2.42%) IIS
4 29 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.87%) CMS
6 19 (1.31%) WordPress
7 17 (1.18%) OpenStack
8 13 (0.90%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.76%) EPiServer
10 11 (0.76%) Kentico
10 11 (0.76%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.62%) nginx
12 8 (0.55%) Jadu
13 7 (0.48%) JBoss
13 7 (0.48%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.48%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) nopCommerce
2 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.35%) Magento
4 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.069%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 666 (46.09%) Azure
2 535 (37.02%) AWS
3 188 (13.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 122 (8.44%) GCP
5 86 (5.95%) Serverless
6 85 (5.88%) Pulumi
7 63 (4.36%) Amazon EKS
7 63 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
8 57 (3.94%) SaaS
9 49 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (3.11%) PaaS
11 44 (3.04%) IaaS
12 37 (2.56%) Datadog
13 28 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 28 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (1.45%) Amazon S3
14 21 (1.45%) GitHub
15 20 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (1.18%) Power Platform
17 16 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.31%) DNS
2 17 (1.18%) Firewall
3 13 (0.90%) DHCP
4 12 (0.83%) HTTP
4 12 (0.83%) WAN
5 10 (0.69%) SAN
6 9 (0.62%) Internet
7 8 (0.55%) VPN
8 7 (0.48%) Skype
8 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.42%) Broadband
9 6 (0.42%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.42%) LAN
9 6 (0.42%) VLAN
9 6 (0.42%) VoIP
10 5 (0.35%) Network Security
10 5 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.28%) IPv4
11 4 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 131 (9.07%) MySQL
3 81 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 76 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 61 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 50 (3.46%) Redis
8 42 (2.91%) Cosmos DB
9 37 (2.56%) MariaDB
10 34 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.45%) Big Data
12 18 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
16 12 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.76%) Power BI
18 10 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 10 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 230 (15.92%) Jenkins
2 211 (14.60%) Git (software)
3 78 (5.40%) JIRA
4 63 (4.36%) Selenium
5 61 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 47 (3.25%) TeamCity
8 43 (2.98%) Bitbucket
9 39 (2.70%) Visual Studio
10 38 (2.63%) GitLab
11 28 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (1.66%) Cucumber
13 23 (1.59%) Maven
13 23 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
14 22 (1.52%) JUnit
15 18 (1.25%) Postman
16 16 (1.11%) Vagrant
17 14 (0.97%) CircleCI
17 14 (0.97%) Gradle
17 14 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 136 (9.41%) Finance
2 92 (6.37%) Games
3 48 (3.32%) Public Sector
4 28 (1.94%) Retail
5 26 (1.80%) Law
6 16 (1.11%) Marketing
6 16 (1.11%) Publishing
7 12 (0.83%) Electronics
7 12 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.69%) Back Office
9 8 (0.55%) Automotive
9 8 (0.55%) Housing Association
10 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.42%) Advertising
11 6 (0.42%) Banking
12 5 (0.35%) Legal
13 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.069%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 499 (34.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 387 (26.78%) Developer
3 206 (14.26%) AWS Engineer
4 182 (12.60%) AWS DevOps
4 182 (12.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 155 (10.73%) Azure Engineer
6 130 (9.00%) Software Engineer
7 103 (7.13%) Platform Engineer
8 98 (6.78%) Senior Developer
9 85 (5.88%) .NET Developer
10 78 (5.40%) Senior DevOps
11 74 (5.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 73 (5.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 67 (4.64%) Software Developer
14 57 (3.94%) Azure DevOps
15 53 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
16 48 (3.32%) Java Developer
17 43 (2.98%) Java Engineer
18 42 (2.91%) Java Software Engineer
19 41 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (17.23%) .NET
2 136 (9.41%) AngularJS
3 128 (8.86%) Node.js
4 126 (8.72%) HTML
5 120 (8.30%) CSS
6 119 (8.24%) .NET Core
7 103 (7.13%) RESTful
8 99 (6.85%) React
9 81 (5.61%) Web Services
10 76 (5.26%) Vue.js
11 71 (4.91%) .NET Framework
12 70 (4.84%) Kafka
13 68 (4.71%) ASP.NET
14 62 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 57 (3.94%) REST
16 55 (3.81%) Spring
17 48 (3.32%) Apache Flex
17 48 (3.32%) HTML5
18 38 (2.63%) Spring Boot
19 35 (2.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 160 (11.07%) Greenfield Project
2 58 (4.01%) User Experience
3 52 (3.60%) Enterprise Cloud
3 52 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
4 51 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 44 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 39 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (2.28%) Cloud Native
8 28 (1.94%) NHS
9 24 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.31%) e-Learning
12 16 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.90%) Xbox
15 11 (0.76%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.69%) Robotics
17 8 (0.55%) Clustering
18 6 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
18 6 (0.42%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 359 (24.84%) Linux
2 185 (12.80%) Windows
3 66 (4.57%) Windows Server
4 52 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (3.04%) Unix
6 30 (2.08%) CentOS
7 16 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.69%) Android
8 10 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (0.62%) Debian
10 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.14%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (52.39%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (20.97%) Infrastructure as Code
3 246 (17.02%) Software Engineering
4 225 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
6 191 (13.22%) Microservices
7 168 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 166 (11.49%) Configuration Management
9 162 (11.21%) TDD
10 154 (10.66%) Scrum
11 148 (10.24%) Migration
12 144 (9.97%) Deployment Automation
13 126 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 113 (7.82%) Coaching
15 106 (7.34%) Mentoring
16 87 (6.02%) E-Commerce
17 85 (5.88%) SOLID
18 79 (5.47%) SDLC
19 78 (5.40%) Unit Testing
20 77 (5.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 374 (25.88%) JavaScript
2 357 (24.71%) Python
3 340 (23.53%) SQL
4 336 (23.25%) C#
5 269 (18.62%) Java
6 218 (15.09%) Go
7 170 (11.76%) Ruby
8 150 (10.38%) PowerShell
9 127 (8.79%) Bash Shell
10 108 (7.47%) TypeScript
11 78 (5.40%) PHP
12 61 (4.22%) Kotlin
13 56 (3.88%) C++
14 53 (3.67%) Groovy
15 52 (3.60%) T-SQL
16 46 (3.18%) Scala
17 16 (1.11%) ES6
18 13 (0.90%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.83%) Perl
20 9 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (4.29%) AWS Certification
2 58 (4.01%) Degree
3 33 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 11 (0.76%) RHCE
6 6 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.35%) GIAC
7 5 (0.35%) ISEB
7 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.069%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.069%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.60%) QA
2 29 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.69%) WAI
5 9 (0.62%) GDPR
6 8 (0.55%) SLA
7 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.069%) COBIT
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 463 (32.04%) Docker
2 42 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.48%) HDFS
6 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.48%) Microcode
6 7 (0.48%) vSphere
7 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.35%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.28%) KVM
10 3 (0.21%) Kamailio
10 3 (0.21%) Xen
10 3 (0.21%) zsh
11 1 (0.069%) Gluster
11 1 (0.069%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.069%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 456 (31.56%) Terraform
2 437 (30.24%) Kubernetes
3 277 (19.17%) Opscode Chef
4 253 (17.51%) Puppet
5 244 (16.89%) Ansible
6 68 (4.71%) Prometheus
7 50 (3.46%) Grafana
8 32 (2.21%) Graphite
9 21 (1.45%) Nagios
9 21 (1.45%) Packer
10 17 (1.18%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.69%) SCCM
12 8 (0.55%) SCOM
13 7 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.48%) Opsview
14 6 (0.42%) Consul
14 6 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 203 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.92%) Oracle
3 84 (5.81%) SaltStack
4 63 (4.36%) VMware
5 49 (3.39%) EnterpriseDB
6 47 (3.25%) New Relic
7 34 (2.35%) Google
8 31 (2.15%) Splunk
9 29 (2.01%) Red Hat
10 13 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.83%) Aquila
11 12 (0.83%) SAP
11 12 (0.83%) Sitecore
12 11 (0.76%) UiPath
13 10 (0.69%) Automation Anywhere
13 10 (0.69%) Blue Prism
13 10 (0.69%) Kofax
14 9 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.55%) Cisco
15 8 (0.55%) SolarWinds