Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 206 270
Rank change year-on-year +46 +64 +92
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 256 164 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 1.34% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.39% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 219 145 81
North West median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £38,750 £34,200 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 12,384 11,824 11,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.67% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,964 9,928 9,676
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £59,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 +27 184 £57,500 +15.00% 31
Cheshire -6 54 £52,500 +34.62% 10
Merseyside +31 18 £62,500 -3.85% 5
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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
2 216 (84.38%) Linux
3 152 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
4 151 (58.98%) Puppet
5 142 (55.47%) Opscode Chef
6 131 (51.17%) Python
7 127 (49.61%) Ansible
8 126 (49.22%) Continuous Integration
9 107 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (41.02%) Jenkins
11 94 (36.72%) Bash Shell
12 92 (35.94%) Configuration Management
13 87 (33.98%) Windows
14 85 (33.20%) Docker
15 72 (28.13%) Unix
16 70 (27.34%) Ruby
17 66 (25.78%) Java
18 61 (23.83%) VMware
19 60 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 60 (23.44%) Terraform
20 55 (21.48%) Continuous Delivery
21 53 (20.70%) Finance
22 51 (19.92%) Git (software)
23 49 (19.14%) SQL
24 43 (16.80%) Microsoft
24 43 (16.80%) Scrum
25 42 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
26 41 (16.02%) Web Services
27 39 (15.23%) AWS CloudFormation
28 37 (14.45%) Kubernetes

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 25 (9.77%) Apache
2 22 (8.59%) nginx
3 19 (7.42%) Tomcat
4 16 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (6.25%) Confluence
5 10 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.91%) JBoss
6 7 (2.73%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.34%) CloudStack
7 6 (2.34%) IIS
7 6 (2.34%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) CMS
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 152 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (15.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 37 (14.45%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (10.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (7.03%) Amazon S3
7 11 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (4.30%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (3.91%) OpenShift
9 9 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (3.13%) Route 53
10 8 (3.13%) Serverless
11 6 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (2.34%) SaaS
12 5 (1.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (1.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.42%) HTTP
2 18 (7.03%) Internet
2 18 (7.03%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.64%) DNS
4 11 (4.30%) SSL
5 8 (3.13%) IPsec
6 7 (2.73%) Firewall
7 5 (1.95%) DHCP
7 5 (1.95%) FTP
8 4 (1.56%) LAN
8 4 (1.56%) SAN
8 4 (1.56%) VPN
8 4 (1.56%) WAN
9 3 (1.17%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.78%) AMQP
11 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.33%) MySQL
2 16 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (4.30%) Big Data
6 8 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.13%) Redis
6 8 (3.13%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.56%) RethinkDB
9 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.39%) DB2
11 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.39%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 105 (41.02%) Jenkins
2 51 (19.92%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.16%) NuGet
4 23 (8.98%) JIRA
5 17 (6.64%) Vagrant
6 16 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 15 (5.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (5.86%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (2.34%) GitLab
10 6 (2.34%) PyCharm
11 4 (1.56%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.17%) Gradle
12 3 (1.17%) Hudson
12 3 (1.17%) Subversion
13 2 (0.78%) Maven
13 2 (0.78%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.78%) Travis CI
14 1 (0.39%) Codeship
General
1 53 (20.70%) Finance
2 14 (5.47%) Banking
3 12 (4.69%) Investment Banking
3 12 (4.69%) Law
4 10 (3.91%) Automotive
5 7 (2.73%) Electronics
5 7 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.34%) Games
6 6 (2.34%) Marketing
6 6 (2.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.02%) Web Services
2 24 (9.38%) LAMP
3 19 (7.42%) .NET
4 15 (5.86%) Node.js
5 11 (4.30%) Servlets
6 9 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (3.52%) Spring
7 8 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (2.73%) WSGI
9 6 (2.34%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (2.34%) Middleware
10 4 (1.56%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (1.56%) Spring Integration
10 4 (1.56%) YAML
11 3 (1.17%) React
11 3 (1.17%) REST
11 3 (1.17%) SOAP
11 3 (1.17%) Struts
11 3 (1.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.17%) Fintech
5 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.17%) Social Media
6 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.39%) PKI
7 1 (0.39%) RIA
7 1 (0.39%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 216 (84.38%) Linux
2 87 (33.98%) Windows
3 72 (28.13%) Unix
4 21 (8.20%) CentOS
5 17 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.34%) Debian
6 6 (2.34%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.17%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (1.17%) SUSE
8 2 (0.78%) Android
8 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (100.00%) DevOps
2 126 (49.22%) Continuous Integration
3 107 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (35.94%) Configuration Management
5 55 (21.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 43 (16.80%) Scrum
7 33 (12.89%) Open Source
8 30 (11.72%) Test Automation
9 28 (10.94%) TDD
10 26 (10.16%) Software Engineering
11 21 (8.20%) Continuous Deployment
11 21 (8.20%) DSDM
11 21 (8.20%) ITIL
11 21 (8.20%) RUP
12 16 (6.25%) High Availability
13 14 (5.47%) Microservices
13 14 (5.47%) Software Delivery
14 12 (4.69%) Risk Management
14 12 (4.69%) Wealth Management
15 11 (4.30%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (51.17%) Python
2 94 (36.72%) Bash Shell
3 70 (27.34%) Ruby
4 66 (25.78%) Java
5 49 (19.14%) SQL
6 33 (12.89%) Shell Script
7 21 (8.20%) PowerShell
8 17 (6.64%) PHP
9 14 (5.47%) Perl
10 5 (1.95%) C#
11 4 (1.56%) Groovy
12 3 (1.17%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.78%) C++
13 2 (0.78%) Go
14 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.39%) Scala
14 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.98%) Degree
2 14 (5.47%) AWS Certification
3 10 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.34%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.39%) HND
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.64%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 85 (33.20%) Docker
2 42 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (11.72%) Xen
4 25 (9.77%) Hyper-V
5 24 (9.38%) VirtualBox
6 12 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.13%) vSphere
8 7 (2.73%) XenServer
9 6 (2.34%) Active Directory
10 2 (0.78%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.78%) Varnish
11 1 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.39%) pfSense
11 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 151 (58.98%) Puppet
2 142 (55.47%) Opscode Chef
3 127 (49.61%) Ansible
4 60 (23.44%) Terraform
5 37 (14.45%) Kubernetes
6 30 (11.72%) Packer
6 30 (11.72%) Salt
7 16 (6.25%) Cobbler
7 16 (6.25%) Tivoli
8 10 (3.91%) Nagios
9 4 (1.56%) Kibana
9 4 (1.56%) logstash
10 3 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.78%) Rancher
12 1 (0.39%) Consul
12 1 (0.39%) Grafana
12 1 (0.39%) Mesos
12 1 (0.39%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (23.83%) VMware
2 43 (16.80%) Microsoft
3 36 (14.06%) Google
4 29 (11.33%) Red Hat
5 25 (9.77%) Oracle
5 25 (9.77%) SaltStack
6 15 (5.86%) EnterpriseDB
7 11 (4.30%) New Relic
8 9 (3.52%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.73%) Splunk
10 6 (2.34%) SAP
11 4 (1.56%) Capita
11 4 (1.56%) Hummingbird
11 4 (1.56%) NetApp
11 4 (1.56%) Trend Micro
12 3 (1.17%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.17%) Apple
12 3 (1.17%) Cisco
12 3 (1.17%) Facebook
12 3 (1.17%) hybris