Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +9
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 828 934 1,070
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 14.35% 12.20% 10.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.46% 13.23% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 696 758 761
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £42,500 £42,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.82% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £66,563 £68,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £63,749
% change year-on-year - +1.96% +2.00%

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 5,357 7,058 9,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.81% 92.19% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,385 5,642 7,260
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,250 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021. 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 +4 665 £55,000 - 189
Cheshire -6 79 £47,500 -9.52% 27
Lancashire +6 50 £40,000 -28.89% 12
Merseyside +6 30 £45,000 -21.74% 14
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 404 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (46.50%) Azure
3 370 (44.69%) AWS
4 290 (35.02%) Terraform
5 278 (33.57%) Docker
6 270 (32.61%) Kubernetes
7 224 (27.05%) JavaScript
8 219 (26.45%) Linux
9 211 (25.48%) Python
10 183 (22.10%) SQL
11 170 (20.53%) Software Engineering
12 159 (19.20%) Infrastructure as Code
13 156 (18.84%) Ansible
14 150 (18.12%) Scrum
15 148 (17.87%) Git (software)
16 143 (17.27%) C#
17 142 (17.15%) Continuous Integration
18 137 (16.55%) Jenkins
19 133 (16.06%) Java
20 128 (15.46%) Microsoft
21 120 (14.49%) .NET
21 120 (14.49%) TDD
22 117 (14.13%) SQL Server
23 115 (13.89%) Go
23 115 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
24 114 (13.77%) Windows
25 106 (12.80%) Migration
26 102 (12.32%) Finance
27 101 (12.20%) Puppet
28 100 (12.08%) PowerShell

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 51 (6.16%) Confluence
2 35 (4.23%) IIS
3 19 (2.29%) Apache
3 19 (2.29%) CMS
4 15 (1.81%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (1.45%) Umbraco
7 11 (1.33%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.33%) WordPress
8 10 (1.21%) Kentico
9 8 (0.97%) nginx
10 6 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.60%) JBoss
11 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.36%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.21%) nopCommerce
2 6 (0.72%) Magento
3 4 (0.48%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) iTrent
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 385 (46.50%) Azure
2 370 (44.69%) AWS
3 99 (11.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 76 (9.18%) GCP
5 66 (7.97%) Serverless
6 53 (6.40%) SaaS
7 48 (5.80%) PaaS
8 46 (5.56%) IaaS
9 30 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (3.26%) Amazon EKS
11 25 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
13 19 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (1.57%) GitHub
14 13 (1.57%) Pulumi
15 12 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
16 11 (1.33%) OpenShift
17 10 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
18 9 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 8 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.62%) Firewall
2 23 (2.78%) VPN
3 17 (2.05%) VLAN
4 14 (1.69%) IPv4
4 14 (1.69%) OSPF
5 10 (1.21%) DNS
6 8 (0.97%) SNMP
7 7 (0.85%) DHCP
7 7 (0.85%) Internet
7 7 (0.85%) WAN
8 6 (0.72%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.72%) Modbus
8 6 (0.72%) Network Security
8 6 (0.72%) RS-422
9 5 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.60%) SSL
9 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.48%) HTTP
11 3 (0.36%) MPLS
11 3 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.37%) MySQL
3 27 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.14%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.90%) Big Data
6 23 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.05%) Data Lake
8 17 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 16 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.09%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.97%) Redis
15 7 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
16 6 (0.72%) Amazon Athena
16 6 (0.72%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 148 (17.87%) Git (software)
2 137 (16.55%) Jenkins
3 82 (9.90%) JIRA
4 48 (5.80%) GitLab
5 37 (4.47%) Visual Studio
6 32 (3.86%) Selenium
7 27 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 22 (2.66%) Vagrant
10 21 (2.54%) Postman
11 20 (2.42%) Cucumber
12 19 (2.29%) MSTest
13 17 (2.05%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.93%) Gradle
14 16 (1.93%) Subversion
15 15 (1.81%) JMeter
16 13 (1.57%) Hudson
17 12 (1.45%) Artifactory
17 12 (1.45%) IntelliJ
General
1 102 (12.32%) Finance
2 39 (4.71%) Public Sector
3 38 (4.59%) Retail
4 28 (3.38%) Games
4 28 (3.38%) Law
5 24 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.78%) Marketing
7 22 (2.66%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.81%) Electronics
9 13 (1.57%) Banking
10 10 (1.21%) Automotive
11 9 (1.09%) Legal
12 7 (0.85%) Advertising
13 5 (0.60%) Back Office
13 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.60%) French Language
13 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.24%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 249 (30.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 204 (24.64%) Developer
3 88 (10.63%) AWS Engineer
4 80 (9.66%) Azure Engineer
5 76 (9.18%) Software Engineer
6 72 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
7 71 (8.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 67 (8.09%) Senior Developer
9 56 (6.76%) Platform Engineer
10 50 (6.04%) .NET Developer
11 46 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
12 45 (5.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 33 (3.99%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 31 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
15 29 (3.50%) Analyst
16 28 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
17 27 (3.26%) Software Developer
18 26 (3.14%) Architect
19 25 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
20 23 (2.78%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (14.49%) .NET
2 90 (10.87%) Node.js
3 74 (8.94%) HTML
4 72 (8.70%) CSS
5 61 (7.37%) Web Services
6 60 (7.25%) .NET Core
7 57 (6.88%) .NET Framework
8 55 (6.64%) AngularJS
9 53 (6.40%) React
9 53 (6.40%) RESTful
10 45 (5.43%) Vue.js
11 38 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 34 (4.11%) HTML5
13 32 (3.86%) CSS3
14 28 (3.38%) jQuery
15 27 (3.26%) ASP.NET
16 25 (3.02%) Kafka
16 25 (3.02%) Laravel
17 24 (2.90%) REST
18 22 (2.66%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 36 (4.35%) User Experience
4 29 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 29 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.78%) Cloud Native
6 20 (2.42%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
8 16 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.69%) e-Learning
11 13 (1.57%) NHS
12 10 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.85%) Blog
14 7 (0.85%) Clustering
15 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 219 (26.45%) Linux
2 114 (13.77%) Windows
3 49 (5.92%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.31%) Unix
5 29 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.54%) CentOS
7 12 (1.45%) Android
8 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.48%) Alpine Linux
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.36%) Debian
12 2 (0.24%) OpenBSD
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (48.79%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (20.53%) Software Engineering
3 159 (19.20%) Infrastructure as Code
4 150 (18.12%) Scrum
5 142 (17.15%) Continuous Integration
6 120 (14.49%) TDD
7 106 (12.80%) Migration
8 99 (11.96%) Test Automation
9 77 (9.30%) Configuration Management
10 75 (9.06%) E-Commerce
11 72 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
12 70 (8.45%) Mentoring
13 69 (8.33%) Coaching
14 65 (7.85%) Microservices
15 63 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 62 (7.49%) SOLID
17 60 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
18 57 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
19 53 (6.40%) Analytics
20 51 (6.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 224 (27.05%) JavaScript
2 211 (25.48%) Python
3 183 (22.10%) SQL
4 143 (17.27%) C#
5 133 (16.06%) Java
6 115 (13.89%) Go
7 100 (12.08%) PowerShell
8 72 (8.70%) Bash Shell
9 65 (7.85%) Ruby
10 48 (5.80%) C++
11 43 (5.19%) TypeScript
12 34 (4.11%) Kotlin
13 33 (3.99%) PHP
14 30 (3.62%) Scala
15 18 (2.17%) C
15 18 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.93%) Groovy
17 12 (1.45%) ES6
18 11 (1.33%) Perl
19 5 (0.60%) Rust
Qualifications
1 73 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.86%) Degree
4 21 (2.54%) AWS Certification
5 20 (2.42%) RHCE
6 14 (1.69%) GIAC
7 13 (1.57%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.60%) ISEB
11 3 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.24%) CCIE
12 2 (0.24%) CCIE Data Center
12 2 (0.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.24%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.12%) CCNA
13 1 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.71%) QA
2 23 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.93%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.57%) GDPR
5 12 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.21%) WAI
7 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.36%) SLA
9 1 (0.12%) GRC
System Software
1 278 (33.57%) Docker
2 35 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.72%) vSphere
7 4 (0.48%) KVM
7 4 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 290 (35.02%) Terraform
2 270 (32.61%) Kubernetes
3 156 (18.84%) Ansible
4 115 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (12.20%) Puppet
6 41 (4.95%) Packer
7 24 (2.90%) Istio
8 18 (2.17%) Prometheus
9 15 (1.81%) Consul
10 13 (1.57%) Grafana
10 13 (1.57%) SCCM
11 12 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (1.45%) Graphite
12 11 (1.33%) Nagios
13 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (1.09%) SCOM
14 8 (0.97%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.85%) CFEngine
15 7 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (0.72%) Opsview
Vendors
1 128 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.82%) Oracle
3 43 (5.19%) VMware
4 31 (3.74%) EnterpriseDB
4 31 (3.74%) Red Hat
5 24 (2.90%) Google
6 16 (1.93%) SAP
7 13 (1.57%) Sitecore
8 12 (1.45%) Aquila
8 12 (1.45%) Cisco
9 11 (1.33%) IBM
10 10 (1.21%) SaltStack
11 8 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.85%) Adobe
12 7 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.85%) Splunk
12 7 (0.85%) Zend
13 6 (0.72%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.72%) Snowplow
14 5 (0.60%) New Relic