Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 17 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +32
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 628 1,198 1,144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 12.56% 11.34% 9.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.66% 12.07% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 556 876 975
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,950
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,596 9,928 11,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.94% 93.94% 91.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,733 7,317 9,043
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,673 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Salary trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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 +7 468 £55,000 - 107
Cheshire 0 117 £55,000 +7.32% 26
Merseyside -11 16 £66,000 +25.71% 12
Cumbria - 10 £40,000 - 2
Lancashire +40 8 £57,500 -11.54% 9
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 337 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (46.02%) Azure
3 220 (35.03%) AWS
4 187 (29.78%) .NET
5 186 (29.62%) JavaScript
6 181 (28.82%) Kubernetes
7 178 (28.34%) Docker
8 171 (27.23%) C#
9 170 (27.07%) Microservices
10 160 (25.48%) Software Engineering
11 159 (25.32%) SQL
12 153 (24.36%) Python
13 118 (18.79%) Java
14 112 (17.83%) TDD
15 111 (17.68%) Terraform
16 105 (16.72%) .NET Core
17 104 (16.56%) Linux
18 101 (16.08%) SQL Server
19 99 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
20 97 (15.45%) React
21 94 (14.97%) Jenkins
22 90 (14.33%) Microsoft
23 87 (13.85%) AngularJS
24 85 (13.54%) CSS
25 84 (13.38%) Ansible
26 83 (13.22%) Git (software)
27 82 (13.06%) NoSQL
27 82 (13.06%) Finance
28 78 (12.42%) HTML
29 70 (11.15%) Scrum

DevOps
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 27 (4.30%) Confluence
2 23 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.03%) Apache
4 12 (1.91%) IIS
5 11 (1.75%) NServiceBus
6 10 (1.59%) nginx
7 9 (1.43%) CMS
7 9 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.96%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.48%) Liferay
10 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.32%) JBoss
11 2 (0.32%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.16%) Luigi
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (2.23%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 289 (46.02%) Azure
2 220 (35.03%) AWS
3 55 (8.76%) Serverless
4 50 (7.96%) GCP
5 49 (7.80%) SaaS
6 38 (6.05%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (5.89%) AWS Lambda
8 36 (5.73%) GitHub
9 28 (4.46%) IaaS
10 26 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (3.82%) PaaS
12 15 (2.39%) Amazon S3
13 14 (2.23%) Logic Apps
14 13 (2.07%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (1.91%) AWS CodeBuild
15 12 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (1.75%) Office 365
17 8 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (1.27%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.07%) Internet
2 9 (1.43%) HTTP
3 8 (1.27%) Firewall
4 6 (0.96%) SNMP
5 5 (0.80%) DNS
6 4 (0.64%) Intranet
6 4 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.64%) Wireless
7 3 (0.48%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.48%) RTMP
8 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.32%) Network Security
8 2 (0.32%) OSPF
8 2 (0.32%) SAN
8 2 (0.32%) Skype
8 2 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.32%) VLAN
8 2 (0.32%) VPN
9 1 (0.16%) DHCP
9 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 82 (13.06%) NoSQL
3 43 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 43 (6.85%) MySQL
4 37 (5.89%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.18%) Big Data
6 17 (2.71%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.43%) Redis
11 8 (1.27%) Power BI
11 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.96%) GIS
13 6 (0.96%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (14.97%) Jenkins
2 83 (13.22%) Git (software)
3 52 (8.28%) JIRA
4 35 (5.57%) TeamCity
5 32 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (4.62%) GitLab
7 27 (4.30%) Maven
8 22 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (3.18%) JUnit
11 18 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (2.39%) SonarQube
13 14 (2.23%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.75%) Selenium
15 10 (1.59%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.43%) NUnit
17 8 (1.27%) Cypress.io
18 6 (0.96%) Gradle
18 6 (0.96%) Mercurial
General
1 82 (13.06%) Finance
2 36 (5.73%) Banking
3 33 (5.25%) Law
4 31 (4.94%) Retail
5 20 (3.18%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.07%) Legal
7 11 (1.75%) Marketing
8 10 (1.59%) Games
9 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.11%) Local Government
11 6 (0.96%) Back Office
11 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.64%) Electronics
13 3 (0.48%) Automotive
14 2 (0.32%) Billing
14 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.16%) Advertising
15 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 230 (36.62%) Developer
2 114 (18.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (10.19%) .NET Developer
4 61 (9.71%) Software Engineer
5 46 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 43 (6.85%) Software Developer
7 37 (5.89%) Architect
7 37 (5.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 30 (4.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 30 (4.78%) Java Engineer
9 28 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
9 28 (4.46%) Platform Engineer
10 27 (4.30%) Lead DevOps
11 26 (4.14%) Angular Developer
12 24 (3.82%) C# Developer
13 23 (3.66%) Java Developer
14 22 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
15 21 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 20 (3.18%) AWS DevOps
16 20 (3.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (29.78%) .NET
2 105 (16.72%) .NET Core
3 97 (15.45%) React
4 87 (13.85%) AngularJS
5 85 (13.54%) CSS
6 78 (12.42%) HTML
7 70 (11.15%) Node.js
8 56 (8.92%) ASP.NET
9 50 (7.96%) Spring
10 49 (7.80%) Web Services
11 48 (7.64%) RESTful
12 41 (6.53%) .NET Framework
13 40 (6.37%) REST
14 37 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (4.94%) Vue.js
17 27 (4.30%) HTML5
17 27 (4.30%) Redux
18 23 (3.66%) Spring Boot
19 21 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.37%) User Experience
2 37 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.34%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.39%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.07%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.91%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.43%) IVR
12 8 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.11%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.96%) NHS
15 5 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
15 5 (0.80%) Online Games
15 5 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.56%) Linux
2 53 (8.44%) Windows
3 23 (3.66%) Unix
4 16 (2.55%) Android
4 16 (2.55%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.55%) CentOS
5 15 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (27.07%) Microservices
3 160 (25.48%) Software Engineering
4 112 (17.83%) TDD
5 99 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (11.15%) Scrum
7 62 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (9.71%) Mentoring
9 58 (9.24%) Test Automation
10 57 (9.08%) Configuration Management
11 54 (8.60%) MVC
12 49 (7.80%) E-Commerce
13 47 (7.48%) Open Source
13 47 (7.48%) SDLC
14 42 (6.69%) Infrastructure as Code
15 40 (6.37%) BDD
16 34 (5.41%) Analytics
16 34 (5.41%) High Availability
17 33 (5.25%) Coaching
18 32 (5.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 186 (29.62%) JavaScript
2 171 (27.23%) C#
3 159 (25.32%) SQL
4 153 (24.36%) Python
5 118 (18.79%) Java
6 56 (8.92%) Go
7 50 (7.96%) Ruby
8 49 (7.80%) PowerShell
9 44 (7.01%) TypeScript
10 40 (6.37%) Bash Shell
11 24 (3.82%) PHP
12 22 (3.50%) Shell Script
13 21 (3.34%) T-SQL
14 17 (2.71%) C
15 16 (2.55%) Groovy
16 14 (2.23%) ES6
17 13 (2.07%) C++
17 13 (2.07%) Scala
18 10 (1.59%) Perl
19 8 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (5.10%) Degree
2 15 (2.39%) AWS Certification
3 12 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.59%) CISSP
5 9 (1.43%) DBS Check
6 8 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.80%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.48%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) GSEC
11 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.32%) SANS
11 2 (0.32%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CEH
12 1 (0.16%) CISMP
12 1 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.66%) QA
2 6 (0.96%) GDPR
3 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) NCSC
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 178 (28.34%) Docker
2 20 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 181 (28.82%) Kubernetes
2 111 (17.68%) Terraform
3 84 (13.38%) Ansible
4 62 (9.87%) Puppet
5 56 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (3.82%) Grafana
7 21 (3.34%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.23%) Kibana
9 12 (1.91%) Graphite
10 6 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.96%) Istio
10 6 (0.96%) Nagios
10 6 (0.96%) Packer
11 4 (0.64%) Consul
11 4 (0.64%) logstash
11 4 (0.64%) SCCM
12 3 (0.48%) Cobbler
13 2 (0.32%) Mesos
13 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 90 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.89%) Oracle
3 20 (3.18%) Google
3 20 (3.18%) VMware
4 11 (1.75%) Splunk
5 9 (1.43%) SaltStack
5 9 (1.43%) Veracode
6 7 (1.11%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.96%) Rackspace
8 5 (0.80%) Dynatrace
8 5 (0.80%) EnterpriseDB
8 5 (0.80%) Jitterbit
8 5 (0.80%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.64%) New Relic
9 4 (0.64%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.64%) Unisys
10 3 (0.48%) BT
10 3 (0.48%) Progress
10 3 (0.48%) Siemens