Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 18 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 +33
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,788 1,977 1,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 10.51% 9.63% 6.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.37% 10.49% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,376 1,661 1,184
North of England median annual salary £54,486 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,761 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,605 £77,500 £72,500
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 15,719 18,855 22,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.38% 91.83% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 12,575 15,215 18,422
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,977 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,180 £67,171 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,945 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.85% +5.00% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +1 989 £54,486 -0.94% 209
Yorkshire +3 711 £55,000 +10.00% 169
North East -10 87 £50,000 -4.76% 27
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 959 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 622 (34.79%) Azure
3 602 (33.67%) AWS
4 456 (25.50%) Docker
5 394 (22.04%) Linux
6 385 (21.53%) Python
7 378 (21.14%) .NET
8 377 (21.09%) C#
9 361 (20.19%) Java
10 327 (18.29%) JavaScript
11 320 (17.90%) TDD
12 319 (17.84%) SQL
13 316 (17.67%) Test Automation
13 316 (17.67%) Terraform
14 311 (17.39%) Kubernetes
15 307 (17.17%) Scrum
16 300 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
17 299 (16.72%) Software Engineering
18 289 (16.16%) Finance
19 279 (15.60%) Git (software)
20 278 (15.55%) Jenkins
21 268 (14.99%) Microservices
22 264 (14.77%) Microsoft
23 257 (14.37%) Ansible
24 224 (12.53%) Mentoring
24 224 (12.53%) JIRA
25 221 (12.36%) SQL Server
25 221 (12.36%) Puppet
26 211 (11.80%) Windows
27 188 (10.51%) HTML

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 90 (5.03%) Confluence
2 46 (2.57%) IIS
3 23 (1.29%) Apache
4 18 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 17 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (0.89%) CMS
7 14 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 12 (0.67%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.50%) nginx
9 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.39%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.28%) Drupal
12 5 (0.28%) JBoss
12 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.22%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.11%) InDesign
3 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 622 (34.79%) Azure
2 602 (33.67%) AWS
3 157 (8.78%) GCP
4 97 (5.43%) PaaS
5 96 (5.37%) IaaS
6 92 (5.15%) Serverless
7 87 (4.87%) GitHub
8 82 (4.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 81 (4.53%) SaaS
10 80 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
11 69 (3.86%) AWS Lambda
12 66 (3.69%) Office 365
13 58 (3.24%) Amazon S3
14 34 (1.90%) Slack
14 34 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 29 (1.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 28 (1.57%) G Suite
17 25 (1.40%) Amazon ECS
17 25 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
18 24 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.02%) DNS
2 46 (2.57%) Firewall
3 30 (1.68%) DHCP
4 23 (1.29%) VPN
5 19 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (0.67%) Wireless
7 11 (0.62%) VLAN
8 10 (0.56%) IPsec
9 9 (0.50%) BGP
9 9 (0.50%) OSPF
9 9 (0.50%) SMTP
9 9 (0.50%) WAN
10 8 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (0.45%) HTTP
10 8 (0.45%) Internet
11 7 (0.39%) MPLS
11 7 (0.39%) NX-OS
11 7 (0.39%) Skype
11 7 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 92 (5.15%) MySQL
3 86 (4.81%) NoSQL
4 83 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 58 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
6 52 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 52 (2.91%) Big Data
7 44 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 43 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.45%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.29%) DB2
11 20 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.95%) Redis
12 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (0.84%) Data Lake
13 15 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
16 11 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 279 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 278 (15.55%) Jenkins
3 224 (12.53%) JIRA
4 144 (8.05%) Selenium
5 79 (4.42%) Maven
6 72 (4.03%) GitLab
7 58 (3.24%) Cucumber
8 57 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 48 (2.68%) JMeter
10 47 (2.63%) JUnit
11 45 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 44 (2.46%) SoapUI
13 43 (2.40%) TeamCity
14 42 (2.35%) Gatling
15 40 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
16 39 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 34 (1.90%) Visual Studio
18 32 (1.79%) Subversion
19 30 (1.68%) Bitbucket
19 30 (1.68%) LoadRunner
General
1 289 (16.16%) Finance
2 127 (7.10%) Banking
3 91 (5.09%) Retail
4 64 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 52 (2.91%) Marketing
6 30 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.06%) Automotive
8 17 (0.95%) Games
9 16 (0.89%) Law
10 12 (0.67%) Local Government
11 9 (0.50%) Legal
11 9 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.45%) Advertising
13 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.22%) Back Office
15 4 (0.22%) Publishing
16 3 (0.17%) Billing
17 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.056%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 481 (26.90%) Developer
2 371 (20.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 139 (7.77%) Software Engineer
4 135 (7.55%) Senior Developer
5 124 (6.94%) .NET Developer
6 102 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
7 92 (5.15%) Software Developer
8 88 (4.92%) Architect
9 85 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 77 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 72 (4.03%) Java Developer
12 70 (3.91%) C# Developer
13 69 (3.86%) Consultant
14 66 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
15 65 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
16 64 (3.58%) Platform Engineer
17 57 (3.19%) Analyst
18 50 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
18 50 (2.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 48 (2.68%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (21.14%) .NET
2 188 (10.51%) HTML
3 187 (10.46%) CSS
4 184 (10.29%) Web Services
5 175 (9.79%) AngularJS
6 163 (9.12%) .NET Core
7 154 (8.61%) Node.js
8 142 (7.94%) React
9 140 (7.83%) ASP.NET
10 94 (5.26%) jQuery
11 88 (4.92%) RESTful
12 85 (4.75%) Spring
13 83 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 81 (4.53%) JSON
15 78 (4.36%) .NET Framework
16 76 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (3.24%) Spring Boot
18 57 (3.19%) REST
19 55 (3.08%) HTML5
20 54 (3.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.34%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
3 79 (4.42%) User Experience
4 76 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (4.25%) Public Cloud
5 62 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 55 (3.08%) Data Centre
7 44 (2.46%) Smartphone
8 39 (2.18%) Cloud Native
9 35 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
11 32 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.51%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.45%) Private Cloud
14 23 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
15 22 (1.23%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.95%) Blog
17 16 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
18 13 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 394 (22.04%) Linux
2 211 (11.80%) Windows
3 67 (3.75%) Unix
4 66 (3.69%) Android
4 66 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (3.58%) Windows Server
6 43 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 42 (2.35%) CentOS
8 37 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.78%) Tizen
11 13 (0.73%) Debian
12 9 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.50%) SUSE
13 8 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.39%) VMS
15 6 (0.34%) CatOS
16 5 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (17.90%) TDD
3 316 (17.67%) Test Automation
4 307 (17.17%) Scrum
5 300 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
6 299 (16.72%) Software Engineering
7 268 (14.99%) Microservices
8 224 (12.53%) Mentoring
9 178 (9.96%) BDD
10 173 (9.68%) Configuration Management
11 168 (9.40%) Open Source
12 162 (9.06%) Continuous Delivery
13 161 (9.00%) Coaching
14 154 (8.61%) MVC
15 150 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
16 139 (7.77%) SDLC
17 129 (7.21%) Infrastructure as Code
18 124 (6.94%) Kanban
19 121 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
20 108 (6.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 385 (21.53%) Python
2 377 (21.09%) C#
3 361 (20.19%) Java
4 327 (18.29%) JavaScript
5 319 (17.84%) SQL
6 140 (7.83%) Bash Shell
7 132 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 119 (6.66%) PHP
9 111 (6.21%) Ruby
10 76 (4.25%) C++
11 73 (4.08%) C
12 58 (3.24%) TypeScript
13 57 (3.19%) Shell Script
14 55 (3.08%) Java 8
15 33 (1.85%) Go
16 32 (1.79%) Scala
17 31 (1.73%) Kotlin
17 31 (1.73%) Perl
18 24 (1.34%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (6.10%) Degree
2 34 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.85%) AWS Certification
4 26 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.73%) MCSE
7 12 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 12 (0.67%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.62%) HND
9 9 (0.50%) MCSA
10 8 (0.45%) MCSD
11 6 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.34%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.28%) CCNP
12 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.22%) CCNA
13 4 (0.22%) ISEB
14 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (8.84%) QA
2 16 (0.89%) SLA
3 9 (0.50%) GDPR
4 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.28%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.17%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) TickIT
8 1 (0.056%) COBIT
8 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.056%) NIST
8 1 (0.056%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 456 (25.50%) Docker
2 87 (4.87%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (1.62%) vSphere
6 28 (1.57%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.78%) XenApp
8 13 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.50%) NFS
10 9 (0.50%) Samba
11 6 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.22%) RACF
13 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.11%) KVM
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.056%) zsh
Systems Management
1 316 (17.67%) Terraform
2 311 (17.39%) Kubernetes
3 257 (14.37%) Ansible
4 221 (12.36%) Puppet
5 153 (8.56%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.29%) SCCM
7 36 (2.01%) Prometheus
8 32 (1.79%) Nagios
9 26 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (1.12%) Packer
11 19 (1.06%) Rancher
12 17 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.95%) WSUS
13 15 (0.84%) Grafana
14 13 (0.73%) SCOM
14 13 (0.73%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.73%) SCVMM
15 12 (0.67%) Graphite
15 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 264 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 140 (7.83%) Google
3 97 (5.43%) VMware
4 89 (4.98%) Oracle
5 46 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 40 (2.24%) HP
7 30 (1.68%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.62%) Rackspace
9 26 (1.45%) Citrix
10 23 (1.29%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.23%) Cisco
12 19 (1.06%) Xamarin
13 18 (1.01%) Dynatrace
13 18 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.84%) SAP
14 15 (0.84%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.78%) QNX
16 12 (0.67%) Zend
17 10 (0.56%) hybris
17 10 (0.56%) Talend