Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 85 172
Rank change year-on-year +51 +87 +166
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 910 428 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.88% 3.44% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.65% 3.82% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 673 364 185
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £86,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% 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 11903 11196 11354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.00% 89.88% 89.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9476 9327 9381
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,688 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,625 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +28 684 £50,000 - 60
Cheshire +68 161 £50,000 +33.33% 14
Merseyside +35 51 £42,500 -41.18% 2
Lancashire +6 4 £57,500 +27.78% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 592 (65.05%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (41.21%) Linux
3 345 (37.91%) Amazon AWS
4 315 (34.62%) Java
5 285 (31.32%) Scrum
6 242 (26.59%) Puppet
7 237 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
8 233 (25.60%) Python
9 232 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
10 210 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 201 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
12 193 (21.21%) JavaScript
13 191 (20.99%) Software Engineering
14 190 (20.88%) SQL
15 170 (18.68%) TDD
16 166 (18.24%) Docker
17 163 (17.91%) .NET
17 163 (17.91%) Finance
18 162 (17.80%) Web Services
19 161 (17.69%) Windows
20 144 (15.82%) HTML
21 139 (15.27%) MySQL
21 139 (15.27%) CSS
22 135 (14.84%) Ansible
23 126 (13.85%) MVC
24 121 (13.30%) SQL Server
24 121 (13.30%) Test Automation
25 119 (13.08%) PHP
25 119 (13.08%) Unix
26 118 (12.97%) Git (software)

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 76 (8.35%) Apache
2 43 (4.73%) Confluence
3 40 (4.40%) Apache Spark
4 32 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 29 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.31%) OpenStack
7 20 (2.20%) nginx
8 15 (1.65%) CloudStack
9 14 (1.54%) IIS
10 11 (1.21%) Apache Pig
10 11 (1.21%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.10%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.10%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.99%) JBoss
13 8 (0.88%) Drupal
14 7 (0.77%) CMS
14 7 (0.77%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.33%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.11%) HipChat
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.98%) Magento
2 5 (0.55%) BASE24
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.33%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 345 (37.91%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (8.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 59 (6.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 44 (4.84%) SaaS
6 43 (4.73%) OpenShift
7 38 (4.18%) GitHub
8 34 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (3.08%) Office 365
10 27 (2.97%) Serverless
11 26 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (2.42%) PaaS
14 20 (2.20%) IaaS
15 11 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (1.10%) iPaaS
17 9 (0.99%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.99%) npm
18 8 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.18%) HTTP
2 28 (3.08%) Internet
3 19 (2.09%) Firewall
4 17 (1.87%) SAN
5 11 (1.21%) VPN
6 9 (0.99%) DNS
6 9 (0.99%) LDAP
7 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.88%) WinSCP
8 5 (0.55%) ATM
8 5 (0.55%) DHCP
8 5 (0.55%) IPsec
9 4 (0.44%) SSL
10 3 (0.33%) AMQP
10 3 (0.33%) Broadband
10 3 (0.33%) LAN
10 3 (0.33%) Network Security
10 3 (0.33%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.22%) PBX
11 2 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (15.27%) MySQL
2 121 (13.30%) SQL Server
3 88 (9.67%) Big Data
4 86 (9.45%) Hadoop
5 57 (6.26%) MongoDB
6 49 (5.38%) NoSQL
7 41 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (4.18%) Relational Database
9 29 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (2.20%) Redis
11 19 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (2.09%) GIS
12 12 (1.32%) Spatial Data
12 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.21%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
14 10 (1.10%) SAP HANA
14 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 210 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 118 (12.97%) Git (software)
3 82 (9.01%) JIRA
4 68 (7.47%) Bitbucket
5 51 (5.60%) Selenium
6 45 (4.95%) Vagrant
7 35 (3.85%) Maven
8 30 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (3.19%) JUnit
10 27 (2.97%) Gradle
11 22 (2.42%) MSTest
12 21 (2.31%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.98%) SonarQube
13 18 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (1.87%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.65%) NUnit
16 14 (1.54%) Ant
17 13 (1.43%) GitLab
18 12 (1.32%) TeamCity
19 11 (1.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 163 (17.91%) Finance
2 84 (9.23%) Retail
3 63 (6.92%) Manufacturing
4 60 (6.59%) Marketing
5 50 (5.49%) Banking
6 44 (4.84%) Telecoms
7 41 (4.51%) Electronics
8 27 (2.97%) Investment Banking
9 19 (2.09%) Law
9 19 (2.09%) Military
10 15 (1.65%) Automotive
10 15 (1.65%) Games
11 14 (1.54%) Advertising
12 8 (0.88%) Legal
13 6 (0.66%) Local Government
14 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.55%) French Language
14 5 (0.55%) German Language
14 5 (0.55%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (24.95%) Developer
2 191 (20.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 87 (9.56%) Software Engineer
4 85 (9.34%) Architect
5 71 (7.80%) Senior Developer
6 56 (6.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 55 (6.04%) PHP Developer
8 49 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
9 48 (5.27%) Java Developer
9 48 (5.27%) Java Engineer
10 47 (5.16%) AWS DevOps
11 45 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
12 43 (4.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 41 (4.51%) Software Developer
14 40 (4.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 38 (4.18%) .NET Developer
15 38 (4.18%) Platform Engineer
15 38 (4.18%) Senior DevOps
16 35 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
17 30 (3.30%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (17.91%) .NET
2 162 (17.80%) Web Services
3 144 (15.82%) HTML
4 139 (15.27%) CSS
5 108 (11.87%) Spring
6 105 (11.54%) RESTful
7 102 (11.21%) Node.js
8 100 (10.99%) AngularJS
9 78 (8.57%) jQuery
10 77 (8.46%) React
11 72 (7.91%) REST
12 63 (6.92%) ASP.NET
13 58 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 58 (6.37%) HTML5
14 56 (6.15%) Hibernate
15 53 (5.82%) SOAP
16 52 (5.71%) JSON
17 49 (5.38%) XML
18 44 (4.84%) Middleware
19 40 (4.40%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.27%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (4.51%) User Experience
4 37 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.52%) iPad
6 31 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (3.19%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.65%) Life Science
10 15 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.65%) PKI
11 12 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.66%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.55%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.55%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.55%) Social Media
13 5 (0.55%) Wiki
14 4 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 375 (41.21%) Linux
2 161 (17.69%) Windows
3 119 (13.08%) Unix
4 54 (5.93%) CentOS
5 41 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.30%) Windows Server
7 24 (2.64%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.76%) Android
8 16 (1.76%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.88%) Debian
10 6 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.33%) AIX
11 3 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.33%) SUSE
11 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.11%) Fedora
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (65.05%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (31.32%) Scrum
3 237 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
4 191 (20.99%) Software Engineering
5 170 (18.68%) TDD
6 126 (13.85%) MVC
7 121 (13.30%) Test Automation
8 116 (12.75%) Configuration Management
9 106 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 105 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 103 (11.32%) OO
12 100 (10.99%) Open Source
13 96 (10.55%) Microservices
14 94 (10.33%) Mentoring
15 92 (10.11%) BDD
16 77 (8.46%) SDLC
17 64 (7.03%) Analytics
18 60 (6.59%) Kanban
19 54 (5.93%) Machine Learning
20 52 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (34.62%) Java
2 233 (25.60%) Python
3 193 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 190 (20.88%) SQL
5 119 (13.08%) PHP
6 105 (11.54%) Bash Shell
7 104 (11.43%) C#
7 104 (11.43%) C++
8 100 (10.99%) Ruby
9 71 (7.80%) C
10 64 (7.03%) Shell Script
11 40 (4.40%) Perl
12 35 (3.85%) T-SQL
13 34 (3.74%) Go
14 24 (2.64%) PowerShell
15 21 (2.31%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.87%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.65%) Apple Swift
18 14 (1.54%) PHP 7
18 14 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 108 (11.87%) Degree
2 75 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.52%) DV Cleared
4 31 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.97%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.10%) MCSE
7 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.33%) MCSA
11 3 (0.33%) PMP
12 2 (0.22%) MCSD
12 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.11%) MCITP
13 1 (0.11%) MCTS
13 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.02%) QA
2 11 (1.21%) SLA
3 10 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.99%) GCP
5 8 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 166 (18.24%) Docker
2 56 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.76%) vSphere
5 15 (1.65%) Xen
5 15 (1.65%) XenServer
6 14 (1.54%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.33%) vCloud
8 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.22%) Varnish
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 242 (26.59%) Puppet
2 201 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (14.84%) Ansible
4 93 (10.22%) Kubernetes
5 68 (7.47%) Terraform
6 29 (3.19%) Packer
7 28 (3.08%) Salt
8 25 (2.75%) Cobbler
9 24 (2.64%) Tivoli
10 22 (2.42%) ZABBIX
11 18 (1.98%) Kibana
12 17 (1.87%) Prometheus
13 16 (1.76%) Nagios
14 14 (1.54%) Mesos
15 13 (1.43%) Ambari
16 6 (0.66%) SCCM
17 5 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
17 5 (0.55%) Marathon
17 5 (0.55%) rkt
18 2 (0.22%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 98 (10.77%) VMware
2 97 (10.66%) Google
3 79 (8.68%) Microsoft
3 79 (8.68%) Oracle
4 60 (6.59%) Red Hat
5 52 (5.71%) SAP
6 46 (5.05%) Zend
7 31 (3.41%) SaltStack
8 23 (2.53%) EnterpriseDB
9 14 (1.54%) Citrix
9 14 (1.54%) Hortonworks
9 14 (1.54%) NetApp
10 12 (1.32%) AppDynamics
11 11 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.21%) MuleSoft
12 10 (1.10%) Apigee
12 10 (1.10%) Xamarin
13 8 (0.88%) Rackspace
14 7 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
14 7 (0.77%) Cisco