Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 53 117
Rank change year-on-year +32 +64 +127
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,130 706 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.30% 5.35% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 5.86% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 908 577 270
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.29% +14.38%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,475
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

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 11,107 12,051 10,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.38% 91.35% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,942 9,705 8,741
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Salary trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +19 819 £52,500 +5.00% 128
Cheshire +64 259 £54,000 +13.68% 26
Merseyside +25 33 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Lancashire +14 11 £40,000 -20.00% 7
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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.

1 712 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (46.64%) Amazon AWS
3 454 (40.18%) Linux
4 441 (39.03%) Continuous Integration
5 385 (34.07%) Java
6 337 (29.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 328 (29.03%) Jenkins
8 320 (28.32%) Ansible
9 316 (27.96%) Python
10 287 (25.40%) Scrum
11 286 (25.31%) Docker
11 286 (25.31%) Puppet
12 281 (24.87%) Opscode Chef
13 280 (24.78%) Software Engineering
14 252 (22.30%) Windows
15 245 (21.68%) TDD
16 232 (20.53%) Git (software)
17 209 (18.50%) JavaScript
18 198 (17.52%) SQL
19 189 (16.73%) Finance
20 188 (16.64%) Configuration Management
21 169 (14.96%) Test Automation
22 168 (14.87%) Microservices
23 167 (14.78%) Open Source
24 163 (14.42%) .NET
25 162 (14.34%) Web Services
26 147 (13.01%) Terraform
27 145 (12.83%) Kubernetes
28 138 (12.21%) Degree
29 137 (12.12%) C#

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 78 (6.90%) Confluence
2 53 (4.69%) IIS
3 46 (4.07%) Apache
4 34 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
5 27 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (2.30%) Apache Solr
7 25 (2.21%) JBoss
8 23 (2.04%) CMS
9 22 (1.95%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.59%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.33%) OpenStack
12 14 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (1.24%) WebSphere
13 13 (1.15%) nginx
14 12 (1.06%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.97%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.53%) CloudStack
16 6 (0.53%) Drupal
17 5 (0.44%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (0.80%) Camtasia
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.088%) Blender
4 1 (0.088%) GIMP
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.088%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.088%) Magento
6 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.088%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 527 (46.64%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (29.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (9.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 104 (9.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 71 (6.28%) SaaS
6 61 (5.40%) Amazon EC2
7 53 (4.69%) Amazon S3
8 44 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 42 (3.72%) OpenShift
10 40 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 38 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
12 37 (3.27%) PaaS
13 35 (3.10%) IaaS
14 28 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (2.39%) GitHub
16 18 (1.59%) Serverless
17 14 (1.24%) NuGet
18 13 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
19 11 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
20 10 (0.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.45%) Internet
2 35 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 34 (3.01%) DNS
4 29 (2.57%) Firewall
5 24 (2.12%) HTTP
6 16 (1.42%) SSL
7 14 (1.24%) VPN
8 13 (1.15%) SAN
9 7 (0.62%) DHCP
10 6 (0.53%) Broadband
10 6 (0.53%) VoIP
10 6 (0.53%) VSAN
11 5 (0.44%) RTP
12 4 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (0.35%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.35%) PPP
13 3 (0.27%) NAS
13 3 (0.27%) SMTP
14 2 (0.18%) OpenVPN
14 2 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (8.94%) MySQL
2 85 (7.52%) MongoDB
3 81 (7.17%) SQL Server
4 72 (6.37%) NoSQL
5 59 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
7 54 (4.78%) Big Data
8 53 (4.69%) Hadoop
9 50 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (1.42%) Neo4j
12 12 (1.06%) Redis
12 12 (1.06%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.97%) MariaDB
14 10 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.71%) Blockchain
17 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 5 (0.44%) Data Mining
18 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 328 (29.03%) Jenkins
2 232 (20.53%) Git (software)
3 99 (8.76%) JIRA
4 89 (7.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 89 (7.88%) TeamCity
5 81 (7.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (5.40%) Selenium
7 46 (4.07%) Cucumber
8 42 (3.72%) Vagrant
9 38 (3.36%) Maven
9 38 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 37 (3.27%) Gradle
11 34 (3.01%) SonarQube
12 29 (2.57%) Bitbucket
13 26 (2.30%) Subversion
14 23 (2.04%) JUnit
15 22 (1.95%) Hudson
16 20 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (1.50%) Ant
17 17 (1.50%) gulp
General
1 189 (16.73%) Finance
2 87 (7.70%) Banking
3 62 (5.49%) Retail
4 58 (5.13%) Law
5 53 (4.69%) Marketing
6 44 (3.89%) Investment Banking
7 32 (2.83%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.48%) Advertising
9 27 (2.39%) Electronics
10 24 (2.12%) Military
11 17 (1.50%) Games
12 15 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 13 (1.15%) Automotive
14 11 (0.97%) Local Government
15 6 (0.53%) Back Office
16 5 (0.44%) Legal
16 5 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.35%) French Language
17 4 (0.35%) German Language
17 4 (0.35%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 369 (32.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 218 (19.29%) Developer
3 108 (9.56%) Software Engineer
4 86 (7.61%) Architect
5 84 (7.43%) Senior DevOps
6 80 (7.08%) Java Developer
7 74 (6.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 61 (5.40%) AWS Engineer
9 56 (4.96%) Java Engineer
10 54 (4.78%) AWS DevOps
10 54 (4.78%) Lead DevOps
11 53 (4.69%) Senior Developer
12 51 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
13 49 (4.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 46 (4.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 45 (3.98%) Java Software Engineer
16 42 (3.72%) Cloud Engineer
17 41 (3.63%) Lead DevOps Engineer
17 41 (3.63%) Test Engineer
18 40 (3.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (14.42%) .NET
2 162 (14.34%) Web Services
3 124 (10.97%) Spring
4 106 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 102 (9.03%) HTML
6 100 (8.85%) Node.js
7 95 (8.41%) React
8 94 (8.32%) CSS
8 94 (8.32%) RESTful
9 49 (4.34%) REST
10 46 (4.07%) Spring Boot
11 45 (3.98%) jQuery
12 43 (3.81%) SOAP
13 40 (3.54%) XML
14 39 (3.45%) WCF
15 38 (3.36%) ASP.NET
16 35 (3.10%) Hibernate
17 31 (2.74%) Java EE
18 30 (2.65%) JSON
18 30 (2.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.19%) Computer Science
2 59 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (4.87%) Private Cloud
4 54 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
5 50 (4.42%) User Experience
6 37 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (2.74%) Fintech
8 30 (2.65%) Cloud Native
9 26 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 24 (2.12%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.86%) Internet of Things
11 21 (1.86%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (1.42%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 15 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (1.24%) Data Centre
15 14 (1.24%) Mainframe
16 13 (1.15%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.88%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 454 (40.18%) Linux
2 252 (22.30%) Windows
3 54 (4.78%) Unix
4 46 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.74%) CentOS
6 22 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.86%) Android
8 20 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.15%) Debian
11 12 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.53%) AIX
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.18%) SUSE
16 1 (0.088%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (39.03%) Continuous Integration
3 287 (25.40%) Scrum
4 280 (24.78%) Software Engineering
5 245 (21.68%) TDD
6 188 (16.64%) Configuration Management
7 169 (14.96%) Test Automation
8 168 (14.87%) Microservices
9 167 (14.78%) Open Source
10 130 (11.50%) OO
11 120 (10.62%) Continuous Delivery
12 103 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
13 100 (8.85%) BDD
14 97 (8.58%) Mentoring
15 94 (8.32%) MVC
16 93 (8.23%) E-Commerce
17 88 (7.79%) Deployment Automation
18 87 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
19 85 (7.52%) SDLC
20 76 (6.73%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 385 (34.07%) Java
2 316 (27.96%) Python
3 209 (18.50%) JavaScript
4 198 (17.52%) SQL
5 137 (12.12%) C#
6 132 (11.68%) Bash Shell
7 128 (11.33%) Ruby
8 96 (8.50%) C++
9 75 (6.64%) Perl
10 74 (6.55%) PowerShell
11 68 (6.02%) PHP
12 60 (5.31%) Java 8
13 45 (3.98%) Shell Script
14 44 (3.89%) Go
15 39 (3.45%) C
16 38 (3.36%) Scala
17 25 (2.21%) T-SQL
18 21 (1.86%) TypeScript
19 18 (1.59%) ES6
20 15 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (12.21%) Degree
2 36 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 33 (2.92%) AWS Certification
5 19 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
5 19 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.88%) OCPJP
9 9 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.62%) MCSE
11 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.53%) MCSA
12 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.35%) RHCE
13 4 (0.35%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.35%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (10.71%) QA
2 59 (5.22%) GCP
3 20 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.33%) GDPR
5 11 (0.97%) SLA
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.088%) GPG13
8 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 286 (25.31%) Docker
2 97 (8.58%) Active Directory
3 94 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (6.11%) Hyper-V
5 48 (4.25%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (3.01%) Xen
7 32 (2.83%) VirtualBox
8 19 (1.68%) KVM
9 16 (1.42%) vSphere
10 8 (0.71%) XenServer
11 7 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.62%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.27%) pfSense
12 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.18%) LXC
14 1 (0.088%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.088%) Kamailio
14 1 (0.088%) RACF
Systems Management
1 320 (28.32%) Ansible
2 286 (25.31%) Puppet
3 281 (24.87%) Opscode Chef
4 147 (13.01%) Terraform
5 145 (12.83%) Kubernetes
6 50 (4.42%) Salt
7 45 (3.98%) Packer
8 26 (2.30%) Nagios
9 20 (1.77%) Consul
9 20 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (1.50%) Graphite
10 17 (1.50%) Prometheus
11 16 (1.42%) SCCM
12 14 (1.24%) Kibana
13 11 (0.97%) Grafana
14 10 (0.88%) Rancher
15 9 (0.80%) Opsview
15 9 (0.80%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.71%) Mesos
17 7 (0.62%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 128 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 123 (10.88%) VMware
3 101 (8.94%) Google
4 73 (6.46%) Oracle
5 43 (3.81%) New Relic
6 42 (3.72%) Red Hat
7 37 (3.27%) Trend Micro
8 27 (2.39%) SAP
9 17 (1.50%) IBM
10 16 (1.42%) Sitecore
11 15 (1.33%) Siemens
11 15 (1.33%) Splunk
12 14 (1.24%) hybris
13 13 (1.15%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.15%) Intapp
13 13 (1.15%) Rackspace
14 12 (1.06%) ATG
15 11 (0.97%) SaltStack
16 10 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.88%) Xamarin