Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +8
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 692 951 983
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 14.36% 10.82% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.35% 11.67% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 768 839 865
Median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -4.55% +5.77%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £35,800
90th Percentile £75,000 £79,051 £82,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

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 4,508 8,152 9,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.53% 92.72% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,822 6,530 7,784
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,654
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +7 548 £55,000 +4.76% 168
Cheshire +4 93 £47,500 -9.52% 28
Merseyside -5 22 £45,000 -21.74% 14
Lancashire -7 20 £42,500 -22.73% 11
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 329 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (44.51%) Azure
3 258 (37.28%) AWS
4 223 (32.23%) Docker
5 211 (30.49%) Kubernetes
6 201 (29.05%) JavaScript
7 200 (28.90%) Terraform
8 166 (23.99%) Linux
9 164 (23.70%) Python
10 155 (22.40%) C#
11 154 (22.25%) SQL
11 154 (22.25%) .NET
12 123 (17.77%) Software Engineering
13 114 (16.47%) SQL Server
14 113 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
15 112 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
16 110 (15.90%) Git (software)
17 107 (15.46%) Jenkins
18 104 (15.03%) Ansible
19 98 (14.16%) TDD
20 97 (14.02%) Windows
20 97 (14.02%) Go
21 95 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
21 95 (13.73%) Microservices
22 93 (13.44%) .NET Core
23 86 (12.43%) Microsoft
23 86 (12.43%) Finance
24 82 (11.85%) HTML
25 81 (11.71%) Java
26 80 (11.56%) CSS

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 32 (4.62%) IIS
2 27 (3.90%) Confluence
3 23 (3.32%) Apache
4 22 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.31%) CMS
6 13 (1.88%) WordPress
7 12 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.73%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.59%) EPiServer
8 11 (1.59%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.45%) Kentico
9 10 (1.45%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.87%) JBoss
10 6 (0.87%) nginx
11 5 (0.72%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.29%) Jadu
14 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.14%) Content Management Server
14 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.01%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.45%) nopCommerce
2 5 (0.72%) Magento
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 308 (44.51%) Azure
2 258 (37.28%) AWS
3 60 (8.67%) GCP
4 59 (8.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 58 (8.38%) Cloud Computing
6 57 (8.24%) Serverless
7 40 (5.78%) SaaS
8 30 (4.34%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (3.61%) IaaS
10 23 (3.32%) PaaS
11 21 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (2.31%) GitHub
13 15 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (1.59%) Pulumi
16 9 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (1.30%) Logic Apps
17 7 (1.01%) Amazon S3
17 7 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.02%) Firewall
2 9 (1.30%) DNS
3 8 (1.16%) VPN
4 7 (1.01%) DHCP
4 7 (1.01%) WAN
5 6 (0.87%) HTTP
5 6 (0.87%) Skype
5 6 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.87%) VLAN
6 5 (0.72%) Network Security
6 5 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.58%) Internet
7 4 (0.58%) IPv4
7 4 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.58%) OSPF
7 4 (0.58%) SNMP
8 3 (0.43%) MPLS
9 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.29%) SAN
9 2 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.51%) MySQL
3 35 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 31 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
8 12 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.45%) Big Data
10 9 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.01%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.01%) Redis
11 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
13 5 (0.72%) Power BI
14 4 (0.58%) Amazon Athena
14 4 (0.58%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 110 (15.90%) Git (software)
2 107 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 57 (8.24%) JIRA
4 30 (4.34%) TeamCity
5 29 (4.19%) GitLab
6 27 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 26 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (3.18%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.89%) Selenium
10 19 (2.75%) Cucumber
11 16 (2.31%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.31%) Vagrant
12 14 (2.02%) Gradle
12 14 (2.02%) Postman
13 12 (1.73%) IntelliJ
14 9 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.16%) Artifactory
15 8 (1.16%) CircleCI
16 7 (1.01%) git-flow
16 7 (1.01%) Katalon Studio
General
1 86 (12.43%) Finance
2 31 (4.48%) Games
3 27 (3.90%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.61%) Law
5 23 (3.32%) Retail
6 11 (1.59%) Marketing
7 10 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.16%) Automotive
8 8 (1.16%) Electronics
8 8 (1.16%) Housing Association
9 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.87%) Back Office
10 6 (0.87%) Banking
11 4 (0.58%) Legal
12 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 222 (32.08%) Developer
2 211 (30.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 72 (10.40%) Senior Developer
4 71 (10.26%) AWS Engineer
5 63 (9.10%) .NET Developer
6 58 (8.38%) AWS DevOps
6 58 (8.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 54 (7.80%) Azure Engineer
8 51 (7.37%) Software Engineer
9 46 (6.65%) Software Developer
10 44 (6.36%) Platform Engineer
11 38 (5.49%) Full Stack Developer
12 37 (5.35%) Senior DevOps
13 34 (4.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 26 (3.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.47%) C# Developer
15 24 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
16 22 (3.18%) Cloud Specialist
16 22 (3.18%) Security Specialist
17 19 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (22.25%) .NET
2 93 (13.44%) .NET Core
3 82 (11.85%) HTML
4 80 (11.56%) CSS
5 77 (11.13%) Node.js
6 71 (10.26%) React
7 61 (8.82%) AngularJS
8 42 (6.07%) .NET Framework
8 42 (6.07%) ASP.NET
9 41 (5.92%) RESTful
10 38 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (4.91%) Web Services
12 32 (4.62%) HTML5
13 31 (4.48%) Vue.js
14 28 (4.05%) REST
15 25 (3.61%) CSS3
16 23 (3.32%) jQuery
17 21 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (3.03%) Entity Framework
18 18 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (5.35%) User Experience
3 29 (4.19%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.75%) NHS
7 18 (2.60%) e-Learning
8 14 (2.02%) Enterprise Cloud
9 13 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.16%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.16%) Clustering
13 7 (1.01%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.72%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.43%) Blog
15 3 (0.43%) Internet of Things
15 3 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 166 (23.99%) Linux
2 97 (14.02%) Windows
3 41 (5.92%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.48%) Unix
5 29 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.18%) CentOS
7 9 (1.30%) Android
8 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.29%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (17.77%) Software Engineering
3 113 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
4 112 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
5 98 (14.16%) TDD
6 95 (13.73%) Microservices
7 74 (10.69%) Test Automation
8 73 (10.55%) E-Commerce
9 71 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (9.83%) Scrum
11 64 (9.25%) Configuration Management
12 58 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 54 (7.80%) Migration
14 52 (7.51%) MVC
15 50 (7.23%) OO
16 49 (7.08%) Mentoring
17 46 (6.65%) Coaching
18 44 (6.36%) Deployment Automation
19 43 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
20 38 (5.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 201 (29.05%) JavaScript
2 164 (23.70%) Python
3 155 (22.40%) C#
4 154 (22.25%) SQL
5 97 (14.02%) Go
6 81 (11.71%) Java
7 67 (9.68%) PowerShell
8 62 (8.96%) Bash Shell
9 56 (8.09%) Ruby
10 43 (6.21%) TypeScript
11 20 (2.89%) PHP
12 19 (2.75%) C++
13 17 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 16 (2.31%) Groovy
14 16 (2.31%) Kotlin
15 13 (1.88%) ES6
16 11 (1.59%) Perl
17 10 (1.45%) Scala
18 3 (0.43%) Java 8
18 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (4.34%) Degree
2 24 (3.47%) AWS Certification
3 19 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.59%) RHCE
4 11 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.58%) GIAC
7 4 (0.58%) ISEB
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.29%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.91%) QA
2 19 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.73%) ISO 9001
4 10 (1.45%) WAI
5 9 (1.30%) GDPR
6 6 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 223 (32.23%) Docker
2 21 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.01%) vSphere
5 6 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.58%) KVM
8 3 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.43%) zsh
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 211 (30.49%) Kubernetes
2 200 (28.90%) Terraform
3 104 (15.03%) Ansible
4 95 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (11.13%) Puppet
6 20 (2.89%) Packer
7 17 (2.46%) Prometheus
8 12 (1.73%) Grafana
8 12 (1.73%) Graphite
9 6 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.72%) Consul
10 5 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.72%) Rancher
11 4 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.58%) CFEngine
11 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.58%) Nagios
11 4 (0.58%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.43%) logstash
12 3 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 86 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.36%) Oracle
3 32 (4.62%) VMware
4 17 (2.46%) Google
5 16 (2.31%) EnterpriseDB
5 16 (2.31%) Splunk
6 15 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.73%) Aquila
7 12 (1.73%) SAP
7 12 (1.73%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.45%) SaltStack
9 9 (1.30%) New Relic
10 7 (1.01%) Zend
11 6 (0.87%) Cisco
11 6 (0.87%) IBM
12 5 (0.72%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.58%) Adobe
13 4 (0.58%) Snowplow
14 3 (0.43%) Informatica
14 3 (0.43%) Talend