Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 196 239
Rank change year-on-year +92 +43 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 345 182 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.08% 1.40% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 1.44% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 308 156 111
North West median annual salary £55,000 £53,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% +25.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £38,000 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £63,374 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.62% - +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 10,834 12,601 12,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.67% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,785 10,114 10,133
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +79 276 £57,500 +6.48% 32
Cheshire +48 47 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Lancashire - 15 £61,102 - 8
Merseyside +13 6 £37,500 +15.38% 7
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 345 (100.00%) DevOps
2 241 (69.86%) Amazon AWS
3 238 (68.99%) Linux
4 184 (53.33%) Docker
5 180 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (51.30%) Ansible
7 176 (51.01%) Python
7 176 (51.01%) Puppet
8 173 (50.14%) Opscode Chef
9 163 (47.25%) Jenkins
10 138 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 126 (36.52%) Configuration Management
12 114 (33.04%) Windows
13 102 (29.57%) Terraform
14 96 (27.83%) Kubernetes
14 96 (27.83%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (24.06%) AWS CloudFormation
16 79 (22.90%) Bash Shell
17 74 (21.45%) Git (software)
18 72 (20.87%) Java
19 66 (19.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 64 (18.55%) TeamCity
21 63 (18.26%) Ruby
22 62 (17.97%) SQL
23 59 (17.10%) Finance
24 52 (15.07%) Open Source
25 50 (14.49%) Google Cloud Platform
25 50 (14.49%) Mentoring
26 49 (14.20%) Octopus Deploy
26 49 (14.20%) Perl

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 42 (12.17%) Confluence
2 23 (6.67%) Apache
3 20 (5.80%) IIS
4 18 (5.22%) WebSphere
5 16 (4.64%) JBoss
6 11 (3.19%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.32%) Apache Solr
8 8 (2.32%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.87%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.58%) Jetty
11 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 241 (69.86%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (24.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 50 (14.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (8.12%) OpenShift
6 27 (7.83%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (6.96%) Amazon S3
8 23 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
9 22 (6.38%) SaaS
10 21 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (5.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (4.93%) GitHub
13 16 (4.64%) IBM Cloud
14 11 (3.19%) IaaS
15 10 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (2.32%) PaaS
17 7 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (2.03%) Serverless
18 5 (1.45%) Datadog
19 4 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.17%) Internet
2 21 (6.09%) Firewall
3 11 (3.19%) DNS
3 11 (3.19%) VPN
4 9 (2.61%) SSL
5 5 (1.45%) DHCP
5 5 (1.45%) PPP
5 5 (1.45%) SAN
6 3 (0.87%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (0.87%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.87%) VoIP
7 2 (0.58%) Broadband
8 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.29%) LAN
8 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.25%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (5.51%) MySQL
3 18 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (3.19%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.16%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.29%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 163 (47.25%) Jenkins
2 74 (21.45%) Git (software)
3 66 (19.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 64 (18.55%) TeamCity
5 49 (14.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 46 (13.33%) JIRA
7 18 (5.22%) Bitbucket
8 17 (4.93%) Travis CI
9 13 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (3.19%) Gradle
12 10 (2.90%) Vagrant
13 9 (2.61%) Codeship
14 8 (2.32%) CircleCI
14 8 (2.32%) Hudson
15 7 (2.03%) Maven
16 6 (1.74%) EasyMock
16 6 (1.74%) GitLab
16 6 (1.74%) JUnit
17 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (17.10%) Finance
2 14 (4.06%) Retail
3 10 (2.90%) Law
4 9 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.61%) Marketing
5 6 (1.74%) Advertising
6 5 (1.45%) Electronics
7 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.87%) Automotive
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.41%) Elastic Stack
1 29 (8.41%) Node.js
2 21 (6.09%) .NET
3 18 (5.22%) Sensu
4 15 (4.35%) Web Services
5 14 (4.06%) Java EE
6 11 (3.19%) Spring
7 6 (1.74%) EJB
7 6 (1.74%) JSF
8 5 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.16%) Velocity
10 3 (0.87%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.87%) Kafka
10 3 (0.87%) REST
10 3 (0.87%) SOAP
10 3 (0.87%) Spring WebFlux
10 3 (0.87%) Vert.x
11 2 (0.58%) CSS
11 2 (0.58%) HTML
11 2 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.59%) Public Cloud
2 33 (9.57%) Internet of Things
3 21 (6.09%) Private Cloud
4 20 (5.80%) Fintech
5 9 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.74%) NHS
7 6 (1.74%) Wiki
8 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.16%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.87%) Blog
11 1 (0.29%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.29%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 238 (68.99%) Linux
2 114 (33.04%) Windows
3 41 (11.88%) Unix
4 31 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (8.12%) CentOS
6 21 (6.09%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.48%) Debian
8 10 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.32%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.32%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.32%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.16%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.29%) Fedora
12 1 (0.29%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (100.00%) DevOps
2 180 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (36.52%) Configuration Management
4 96 (27.83%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (15.07%) Open Source
6 50 (14.49%) Mentoring
7 47 (13.62%) Software Engineering
8 45 (13.04%) ITIL
9 41 (11.88%) Deployment Automation
9 41 (11.88%) Scrum
10 40 (11.59%) OO
11 34 (9.86%) BCP
11 34 (9.86%) Information Security
12 32 (9.28%) Test Automation
13 23 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (6.38%) Load Balancing
15 21 (6.09%) Continuous Deployment
15 21 (6.09%) Microservices
15 21 (6.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (51.01%) Python
2 79 (22.90%) Bash Shell
3 72 (20.87%) Java
4 63 (18.26%) Ruby
5 62 (17.97%) SQL
6 49 (14.20%) Perl
7 36 (10.43%) PowerShell
8 29 (8.41%) Go
9 27 (7.83%) C#
10 20 (5.80%) C++
11 17 (4.93%) PHP
12 14 (4.06%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.19%) JavaScript
14 8 (2.32%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.74%) Groovy
16 3 (0.87%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 34 (9.86%) ITIL Certification
2 28 (8.12%) AWS Certification
3 9 (2.61%) RHCE
3 9 (2.61%) RHCSA
4 8 (2.32%) Degree
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.58%) MCITP
7 1 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 184 (53.33%) Docker
2 29 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 27 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (6.96%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (2.32%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.16%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.16%) Xen
6 4 (1.16%) XenServer
7 3 (0.87%) vSphere
8 2 (0.58%) KVM
9 1 (0.29%) LXC
9 1 (0.29%) pfSense
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 177 (51.30%) Ansible
2 176 (51.01%) Puppet
3 173 (50.14%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (29.57%) Terraform
5 96 (27.83%) Kubernetes
6 33 (9.57%) Salt
7 30 (8.70%) Graphite
8 29 (8.41%) Packer
9 28 (8.12%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (6.67%) Prometheus
11 15 (4.35%) Consul
12 13 (3.77%) Grafana
12 13 (3.77%) Mesos
13 10 (2.90%) SCCM
14 9 (2.61%) Cobbler
15 8 (2.32%) CFEngine
15 8 (2.32%) Nagios
16 7 (2.03%) Opsview
16 7 (2.03%) ZABBIX
17 2 (0.58%) Rancher
Vendors
1 47 (13.62%) Red Hat
2 30 (8.70%) VMware
3 23 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.67%) New Relic
4 21 (6.09%) Google
5 19 (5.51%) Atlassian
5 19 (5.51%) Trend Micro
6 13 (3.77%) Oracle
7 9 (2.61%) Aquila
8 8 (2.32%) Intapp
9 4 (1.16%) SAP
9 4 (1.16%) Splunk
10 3 (0.87%) Facebook
10 3 (0.87%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.29%) Cisco
11 1 (0.29%) Citrix
11 1 (0.29%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.29%) HP
11 1 (0.29%) PagerDuty
11 1 (0.29%) Twitter