Period
to 24 April 2019

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 125 188
Rank change year-on-year 0 +63 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 256 341 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.51% 2.64% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.73% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 193 285 169
North West median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 9,815 12,507 11,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 96.83% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,591 10,189 9,912
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,851 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Manchester +14 198 £60,000 +4.35% 59
Cheshire +5 38 £55,000 -2.22% 12
Lancashire +15 18 £60,000 +60.00% 5
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 256 (100.00%) DevOps
2 191 (74.61%) Amazon AWS
3 161 (62.89%) Linux
4 139 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (51.17%) Docker
6 120 (46.88%) Python
7 106 (41.41%) Jenkins
8 103 (40.23%) Puppet
9 94 (36.72%) Ansible
10 91 (35.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 86 (33.59%) Opscode Chef
12 81 (31.64%) Bash Shell
13 79 (30.86%) Terraform
14 78 (30.47%) Kubernetes
15 68 (26.56%) Windows
16 64 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
17 63 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (24.22%) Finance
19 60 (23.44%) Git (software)
20 52 (20.31%) Configuration Management
21 48 (18.75%) Java
22 46 (17.97%) Google Cloud Platform
23 45 (17.58%) TeamCity
24 44 (17.19%) Open Source
24 44 (17.19%) Unix
25 41 (16.02%) Ruby
26 40 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
27 39 (15.23%) Test Automation
28 36 (14.06%) Software Engineering
28 36 (14.06%) Internet

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 34 (13.28%) Confluence
2 16 (6.25%) Apache
3 15 (5.86%) IIS
4 7 (2.73%) JBoss
5 6 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.95%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.56%) Mule
8 3 (1.17%) nginx
9 2 (0.78%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 191 (74.61%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (35.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 46 (17.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 30 (11.72%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (10.16%) Amazon S3
6 26 (10.16%) Amazon SQS
7 21 (8.20%) SaaS
8 19 (7.42%) GitHub
9 18 (7.03%) IaaS
10 16 (6.25%) OpenShift
10 16 (6.25%) Serverless
11 14 (5.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (5.08%) PaaS
13 12 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (4.69%) Route 53
14 11 (4.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 11 (4.30%) CloudFront
14 11 (4.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.06%) Internet
2 9 (3.52%) DNS
3 8 (3.13%) Firewall
4 7 (2.73%) Broadband
5 5 (1.95%) SSL
6 4 (1.56%) DHCP
6 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.17%) Calico
7 3 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (1.17%) SAN
7 3 (1.17%) VLAN
8 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.39%) NFC
8 1 (0.39%) RFID
8 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.33%) Amazon RDS
2 18 (7.03%) MongoDB
3 16 (6.25%) MySQL
4 13 (5.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.56%) Big Data
8 3 (1.17%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.17%) Redis
9 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.39%) RethinkDB
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 106 (41.41%) Jenkins
2 60 (23.44%) Git (software)
3 45 (17.58%) TeamCity
4 40 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (13.28%) JIRA
6 33 (12.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (8.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (8.20%) Bitbucket Server
9 13 (5.08%) CircleCI
9 13 (5.08%) Maven
10 11 (4.30%) Codeship
10 11 (4.30%) Gradle
11 10 (3.91%) GitLab
12 9 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (3.52%) Vagrant
13 8 (3.13%) Bitbucket
14 7 (2.73%) Artifactory
14 7 (2.73%) Travis CI
15 5 (1.95%) ClearCase
15 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
General
1 62 (24.22%) Finance
2 12 (4.69%) Retail
3 8 (3.13%) Marketing
4 6 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.95%) Electronics
5 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Automotive
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.20%) Node.js
2 13 (5.08%) Spring
2 13 (5.08%) Velocity
3 11 (4.30%) Java EE
3 11 (4.30%) Web Services
4 10 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.73%) .NET
6 6 (2.34%) LAMP
7 5 (1.95%) Express
8 4 (1.56%) Apache NiFi
8 4 (1.56%) EJB
8 4 (1.56%) JSF
8 4 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (1.56%) Spring Boot
8 4 (1.56%) Spring Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.17%) Kafka
9 3 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.17%) Sensu
10 2 (0.78%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.11%) Internet of Things
1 31 (12.11%) Public Cloud
2 17 (6.64%) Fintech
3 15 (5.86%) Cloud Native
4 14 (5.47%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.34%) User Experience
7 4 (1.56%) Blog
7 4 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.56%) Wiki
8 3 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.78%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 161 (62.89%) Linux
2 68 (26.56%) Windows
3 44 (17.19%) Unix
4 30 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.86%) CentOS
6 13 (5.08%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.17%) Android
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (100.00%) DevOps
2 139 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (20.31%) Configuration Management
5 44 (17.19%) Open Source
6 39 (15.23%) Test Automation
7 36 (14.06%) Mentoring
7 36 (14.06%) Software Engineering
8 34 (13.28%) Deployment Automation
8 34 (13.28%) OO
9 32 (12.50%) Microservices
10 31 (12.11%) ITIL
11 30 (11.72%) BCP
11 30 (11.72%) Information Security
12 25 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (9.38%) Scrum
14 23 (8.98%) Coaching
15 18 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 120 (46.88%) Python
2 81 (31.64%) Bash Shell
3 48 (18.75%) Java
4 41 (16.02%) Ruby
5 30 (11.72%) Perl
6 28 (10.94%) SQL
7 25 (9.77%) PowerShell
8 17 (6.64%) PHP
9 14 (5.47%) C#
10 12 (4.69%) Go
10 12 (4.69%) JavaScript
11 11 (4.30%) C++
12 6 (2.34%) Groovy
13 3 (1.17%) Java 8
14 2 (0.78%) R
14 2 (0.78%) Scala
15 1 (0.39%) COBOL
15 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (12.11%) ITIL Certification
2 26 (10.16%) AWS Certification
3 11 (4.30%) Degree
4 6 (2.34%) RHCE
4 6 (2.34%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.39%) MCSE
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.17%) GDPR
1 3 (1.17%) QA
1 3 (1.17%) SLA
System Software
1 131 (51.17%) Docker
2 21 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 20 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.56%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.17%) etcd
7 2 (0.78%) Varnish
7 2 (0.78%) XenApp
7 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.39%) KVM
8 1 (0.39%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 103 (40.23%) Puppet
2 94 (36.72%) Ansible
3 86 (33.59%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (30.86%) Terraform
5 78 (30.47%) Kubernetes
6 18 (7.03%) Salt
7 16 (6.25%) Consul
8 14 (5.47%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (4.69%) Packer
10 11 (4.30%) CFEngine
11 10 (3.91%) Grafana
12 6 (2.34%) Graphite
12 6 (2.34%) Prometheus
13 5 (1.95%) Istio
13 5 (1.95%) Nagios
13 5 (1.95%) Opsview
13 5 (1.95%) Rancher
14 4 (1.56%) Kibana
15 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
16 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (11.33%) Google
2 26 (10.16%) New Relic
2 26 (10.16%) Red Hat
3 24 (9.38%) Atlassian
4 19 (7.42%) VMware
5 15 (5.86%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.69%) Trend Micro
7 8 (3.13%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.95%) SAP
9 4 (1.56%) NetApp
10 3 (1.17%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.17%) Cisco
10 3 (1.17%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.17%) HP
10 3 (1.17%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.17%) Splunk
11 2 (0.78%) Citrix
11 2 (0.78%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (0.78%) Veeam
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle