Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 18 19
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +25
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 547 1,069 1,138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 13.50% 10.55% 9.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.55% 11.29% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 567 869 994
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,939 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,997 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +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 3,759 9,468 10,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.79% 93.44% 91.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,245 7,384 8,629
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,122 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.99% - +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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +6 423 £55,000 - 160
Cheshire +1 81 £57,500 +9.52% 26
Lancashire +23 17 £55,000 -9.84% 7
Merseyside -8 11 £60,000 +9.09% 21
Cumbria +2 1 £50,000 +42.86% 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 271 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (46.25%) Azure
3 190 (34.73%) AWS
4 178 (32.54%) .NET
5 164 (29.98%) JavaScript
6 163 (29.80%) C#
7 155 (28.34%) Docker
8 152 (27.79%) Kubernetes
9 142 (25.96%) Microservices
10 123 (22.49%) SQL
11 121 (22.12%) Software Engineering
12 118 (21.57%) Python
13 116 (21.21%) Terraform
14 106 (19.38%) Linux
15 100 (18.28%) .NET Core
16 89 (16.27%) TDD
17 88 (16.09%) React
18 86 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
19 82 (14.99%) SQL Server
20 79 (14.44%) AngularJS
21 73 (13.35%) Microsoft
22 72 (13.16%) CSS
23 70 (12.80%) Finance
24 69 (12.61%) HTML
24 69 (12.61%) Git (software)
25 66 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
25 66 (12.07%) Jenkins
26 63 (11.52%) NoSQL
27 58 (10.60%) Windows
27 58 (10.60%) Ansible

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 17 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.56%) Apache
3 12 (2.19%) IIS
4 10 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.65%) Confluence
6 8 (1.46%) NServiceBus
7 7 (1.28%) nginx
8 6 (1.10%) CMS
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.73%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.37%) Jadu
11 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.37%) WordPress
12 1 (0.18%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.56%) Chatbot
2 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 253 (46.25%) Azure
2 190 (34.73%) AWS
3 66 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
4 46 (8.41%) GCP
5 45 (8.23%) Serverless
6 37 (6.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 31 (5.67%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (4.94%) GitHub
9 25 (4.57%) SaaS
10 17 (3.11%) IaaS
11 15 (2.74%) PaaS
12 13 (2.38%) Amazon S3
13 11 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
14 8 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.46%) Logic Apps
15 7 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (1.10%) AWS CodeBuild
16 6 (1.10%) NuGet
16 6 (1.10%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.46%) Internet
2 6 (1.10%) DNS
3 5 (0.91%) Firewall
3 5 (0.91%) HTTP
3 5 (0.91%) Network Security
3 5 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.73%) DHCP
4 4 (0.73%) Skype
4 4 (0.73%) SNMP
4 4 (0.73%) VPN
5 3 (0.55%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.37%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.37%) VLAN
6 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 1 (0.18%) LAN
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.18%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 63 (11.52%) NoSQL
3 34 (6.22%) MySQL
4 32 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.28%) Big Data
10 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.10%) Redis
11 5 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.91%) Power BI
12 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 69 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 66 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.85%) JIRA
4 29 (5.30%) GitLab
5 27 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (3.84%) TeamCity
7 19 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.38%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.83%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.10%) NUnit
12 6 (1.10%) Selenium
13 5 (0.91%) CircleCI
13 5 (0.91%) Maven
13 5 (0.91%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.73%) git-flow
14 4 (0.73%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.73%) Moq
15 3 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 70 (12.80%) Finance
2 27 (4.94%) Law
3 23 (4.20%) Public Sector
4 18 (3.29%) Retail
5 10 (1.83%) Legal
6 8 (1.46%) Games
6 8 (1.46%) Marketing
7 6 (1.10%) Housing Association
8 5 (0.91%) Back Office
8 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.73%) Local Government
10 3 (0.55%) Automotive
10 3 (0.55%) Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 200 (36.56%) Developer
2 129 (23.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (12.80%) .NET Developer
4 46 (8.41%) Senior Developer
5 43 (7.86%) AWS Engineer
6 41 (7.50%) Software Developer
6 41 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 38 (6.95%) AWS DevOps
8 35 (6.40%) Full Stack Developer
9 29 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 28 (5.12%) Architect
10 28 (5.12%) Cloud Specialist
10 28 (5.12%) Security Specialist
11 26 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
11 26 (4.75%) Platform Engineer
12 25 (4.57%) C# Developer
13 24 (4.39%) Angular Developer
14 23 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (3.84%) Senior DevOps
16 19 (3.47%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (32.54%) .NET
2 100 (18.28%) .NET Core
3 88 (16.09%) React
4 79 (14.44%) AngularJS
5 72 (13.16%) CSS
6 69 (12.61%) HTML
7 51 (9.32%) ASP.NET
8 46 (8.41%) Node.js
9 40 (7.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 39 (7.13%) .NET Framework
10 39 (7.13%) RESTful
11 32 (5.85%) Vue.js
12 29 (5.30%) HTML5
12 29 (5.30%) REST
13 28 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (4.94%) Web Services
15 25 (4.57%) Redux
16 24 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
16 24 (4.39%) Spring
17 17 (3.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.48%) User Experience
2 25 (4.57%) Public Cloud
3 23 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.19%) NHS
8 7 (1.28%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.91%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (0.91%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.73%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.73%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 106 (19.38%) Linux
2 58 (10.60%) Windows
3 25 (4.57%) CentOS
4 24 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.65%) Unix
5 9 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.46%) Android
6 8 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) OpenBSD
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (25.96%) Microservices
3 121 (22.12%) Software Engineering
4 89 (16.27%) TDD
5 86 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (10.42%) Infrastructure as Code
7 54 (9.87%) E-Commerce
8 52 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (8.96%) MVC
10 48 (8.78%) Scrum
11 46 (8.41%) Configuration Management
11 46 (8.41%) OO
12 42 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (6.95%) Test Automation
14 36 (6.58%) Security Monitoring
15 34 (6.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 33 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 33 (6.03%) High Availability
16 33 (6.03%) ITIL
17 32 (5.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 164 (29.98%) JavaScript
2 163 (29.80%) C#
3 123 (22.49%) SQL
4 118 (21.57%) Python
5 58 (10.60%) Go
6 56 (10.24%) Java
7 50 (9.14%) PowerShell
8 43 (7.86%) Ruby
9 36 (6.58%) Bash Shell
10 35 (6.40%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.74%) ES6
12 14 (2.56%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.38%) PHP
14 9 (1.65%) C++
15 7 (1.28%) Groovy
15 7 (1.28%) Perl
16 6 (1.10%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.91%) Kotlin
17 5 (0.91%) VB
18 4 (0.73%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 24 (4.39%) AWS Certification
2 15 (2.74%) Degree
3 5 (0.91%) RHCE
3 5 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.73%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.66%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) COBIT
3 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 155 (28.34%) Docker
2 11 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.55%) zsh
5 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 152 (27.79%) Kubernetes
2 116 (21.21%) Terraform
3 58 (10.60%) Ansible
4 56 (10.24%) Puppet
5 37 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.84%) Grafana
6 21 (3.84%) Prometheus
7 16 (2.93%) Graphite
8 3 (0.55%) Rancher
8 3 (0.55%) vRealize
9 2 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.37%) Consul
9 2 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.37%) Graylog
9 2 (0.37%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.37%) Marathon
9 2 (0.37%) Mesos
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.37%) Nagios
9 2 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 73 (13.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.84%) Oracle
3 18 (3.29%) Splunk
4 17 (3.11%) Google
4 17 (3.11%) VMware
5 7 (1.28%) New Relic
6 6 (1.10%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.91%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.91%) SaltStack
8 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.73%) SAP
9 3 (0.55%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe
10 2 (0.37%) Progress
10 2 (0.37%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.37%) Sparx
10 2 (0.37%) Talend