The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 190 240
Rank change year-on-year +43 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 131 38 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.92% 0.67% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 0.69% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 116 30 12
Median salary £47,500 £43,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,250 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  

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

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +45 113 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Cheshire -25 11 £46,250 -7.50% 4
Merseyside - 9 £35,000 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 230 (100.00%) DevOps
2 169 (73.48%) Linux
3 157 (68.26%) Puppet
4 152 (66.09%) Opscode Chef
5 129 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (54.35%) Python
7 101 (43.91%) Ansible
8 94 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (36.09%) Amazon AWS
9 83 (36.09%) Configuration Management
10 74 (32.17%) Ruby
11 73 (31.74%) Bash Shell
12 72 (31.30%) Unix
13 70 (30.43%) SQL
14 69 (30.00%) Jenkins
15 68 (29.57%) Windows
16 61 (26.52%) Java
17 56 (24.35%) Docker
18 53 (23.04%) VMware
19 52 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 49 (21.30%) Scrum
21 44 (19.13%) Continuous Delivery
22 42 (18.26%) Xen
23 41 (17.83%) Shell Script
23 41 (17.83%) Git (software)
23 41 (17.83%) PowerShell
24 39 (16.96%) OpenStack
25 37 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
26 36 (15.65%) Oracle
27 34 (14.78%) Microsoft

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 39 (16.96%) OpenStack
2 30 (13.04%) CloudStack
3 13 (5.65%) Apache
3 13 (5.65%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.22%) nginx
5 6 (2.61%) IIS
5 6 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.61%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.17%) JBoss
7 4 (1.74%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.43%) Jetty
9 1 (0.43%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 18 (7.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (36.09%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (9.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (7.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.48%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.61%) IaaS
7 5 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (2.17%) PaaS
8 4 (1.74%) GitHub
8 4 (1.74%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.30%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.87%) SaaS
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.43%) Heroku
11 1 (0.43%) Office 365
11 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.22%) Kerberos
2 11 (4.78%) Firewall
3 5 (2.17%) DNS
3 5 (2.17%) HTTP
4 3 (1.30%) Internet
4 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.87%) SSL
5 2 (0.87%) Wireless
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.43%) IPsec
6 1 (0.43%) LAN
6 1 (0.43%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.43%) SAN
6 1 (0.43%) VLAN
6 1 (0.43%) VoIP
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.70%) Big Data
2 16 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (6.96%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.09%) Hadoop
4 13 (5.65%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.35%) MySQL
6 7 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.30%) SQLite
10 2 (0.87%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.87%) Redis
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 69 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 41 (17.83%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.57%) TeamCity
4 19 (8.26%) NuGet
5 16 (6.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (6.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (5.65%) JIRA
8 11 (4.78%) Maven
9 10 (4.35%) Subversion
9 10 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (3.91%) Ant
10 9 (3.91%) ClearCase
10 9 (3.91%) GitLab
10 9 (3.91%) Gradle
10 9 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (3.48%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.61%) Vagrant
13 5 (2.17%) Hudson
14 4 (1.74%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (13.91%) Finance
2 24 (10.43%) Electronics
3 20 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 19 (8.26%) Marketing
5 18 (7.83%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.61%) Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Games
8 2 (0.87%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.91%) .NET
2 7 (3.04%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.61%) Node.js
3 6 (2.61%) Web Services
4 5 (2.17%) CSS
4 5 (2.17%) HTML
4 5 (2.17%) LAMP
4 5 (2.17%) XML
5 3 (1.30%) EJB
5 3 (1.30%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (1.30%) Java EE
5 3 (1.30%) JavaBeans
5 3 (1.30%) JAX-RS
5 3 (1.30%) JPA
6 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.87%) Servlets
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.43%) Kafka
7 1 (0.43%) REST
7 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.26%) Public Cloud
2 10 (4.35%) iPad
2 10 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.30%) User Experience
6 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.87%) Replication
6 2 (0.87%) Wiki
7 1 (0.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 169 (73.48%) Linux
2 72 (31.30%) Unix
3 68 (29.57%) Windows
4 30 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.52%) CentOS
6 13 (5.65%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.78%) Ubuntu
8 7 (3.04%) Debian
8 7 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (100.00%) DevOps
2 129 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (40.87%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (36.09%) Configuration Management
5 49 (21.30%) Scrum
6 44 (19.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 30 (13.04%) DSDM
7 30 (13.04%) RUP
8 29 (12.61%) Open Source
9 25 (10.87%) Software Engineering
10 22 (9.57%) Machine Learning
11 21 (9.13%) TDD
12 19 (8.26%) Digital Marketing
13 18 (7.83%) Analytics
13 18 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (7.83%) Programme Management
14 16 (6.96%) Test Automation
15 14 (6.09%) ITIL
16 12 (5.22%) Unit Testing
17 10 (4.35%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 125 (54.35%) Python
2 74 (32.17%) Ruby
3 73 (31.74%) Bash Shell
4 70 (30.43%) SQL
5 61 (26.52%) Java
6 41 (17.83%) PowerShell
6 41 (17.83%) Shell Script
7 16 (6.96%) Perl
8 15 (6.52%) C++
9 13 (5.65%) Go
10 12 (5.22%) JavaScript
11 10 (4.35%) C#
12 6 (2.61%) PHP
13 5 (2.17%) C
14 4 (1.74%) Groovy
15 2 (0.87%) Scala
15 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (4.78%) Degree
2 6 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.43%) CCNA
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.43%) MCSE
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.48%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (24.35%) Docker
2 42 (18.26%) Xen
3 37 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (14.35%) vSphere
5 29 (12.61%) XenServer
6 13 (5.65%) Hyper-V
7 12 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (5.22%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.30%) vCloud
9 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) etcd
9 1 (0.43%) flannel
9 1 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.43%) Postfix
9 1 (0.43%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 157 (68.26%) Puppet
2 152 (66.09%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (43.91%) Ansible
4 30 (13.04%) Cobbler
4 30 (13.04%) Tivoli
5 26 (11.30%) Terraform
6 15 (6.52%) Packer
7 14 (6.09%) Salt
8 9 (3.91%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.17%) Kibana
9 5 (2.17%) logstash
10 2 (0.87%) Consul
10 2 (0.87%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.87%) Icinga
10 2 (0.87%) Nagios
10 2 (0.87%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.43%) Grafana
11 1 (0.43%) Graphite
11 1 (0.43%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 53 (23.04%) VMware
2 36 (15.65%) Oracle
3 34 (14.78%) Microsoft
4 32 (13.91%) Red Hat
5 29 (12.61%) EnterpriseDB
6 28 (12.17%) Google
7 18 (7.83%) SAP
8 12 (5.22%) Atlassian
9 8 (3.48%) Rackspace
10 7 (3.04%) Cisco
11 5 (2.17%) Aquila
11 5 (2.17%) SaltStack
12 3 (1.30%) Splunk
13 1 (0.43%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.43%) Apple
13 1 (0.43%) Guidewire
13 1 (0.43%) Juniper
13 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.43%) Veritas
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