Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 21 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +26
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 959 1,020 1,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.40% 9.95% 8.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.40% 10.85% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 786 793 780
North West median annual salary £52,500 £56,000 £51,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.54% +2.25%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,531 £85,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +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 7,734 9,402 11,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.95% 91.71% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6,127 7,527 9,506
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +7 650 £52,500 -8.70% 134
Cheshire +2 181 £52,500 -4.55% 42
Lancashire +36 61 £55,000 -8.33% 18
Merseyside +8 50 £57,500 +15.00% 9
Cumbria - 15 £35,000 - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 505 (52.66%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (44.94%) Azure
3 380 (39.62%) AWS
4 289 (30.14%) Docker
5 263 (27.42%) .NET
6 236 (24.61%) Linux
7 233 (24.30%) C#
7 233 (24.30%) JavaScript
8 231 (24.09%) Python
9 216 (22.52%) SQL
10 213 (22.21%) Kubernetes
11 208 (21.69%) Java
12 179 (18.67%) TDD
13 166 (17.31%) Microsoft
14 165 (17.21%) Terraform
15 158 (16.48%) Microservices
16 155 (16.16%) Software Engineering
17 151 (15.75%) SQL Server
18 145 (15.12%) Scrum
19 138 (14.39%) HTML
20 137 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
21 133 (13.87%) Jenkins
22 132 (13.76%) Ansible
23 130 (13.56%) CSS
24 128 (13.35%) Windows
25 125 (13.03%) Git (software)
26 123 (12.83%) Web Services
27 122 (12.72%) Mentoring
28 119 (12.41%) Test Automation
29 118 (12.30%) Finance

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 44 (4.59%) Confluence
2 32 (3.34%) Apache
3 20 (2.09%) IIS
4 13 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.25%) CMS
5 12 (1.25%) nginx
6 8 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.63%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.63%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.52%) JBoss
8 5 (0.52%) Liferay
8 5 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.21%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.63%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.73%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.31%) Magento
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 431 (44.94%) Azure
2 380 (39.62%) AWS
3 84 (8.76%) GCP
4 61 (6.36%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (6.05%) IaaS
6 57 (5.94%) PaaS
7 53 (5.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 52 (5.42%) SaaS
9 51 (5.32%) Serverless
10 42 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (3.65%) GitHub
12 29 (3.02%) Amazon S3
13 27 (2.82%) Office 365
14 24 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
15 22 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (1.77%) Slack
17 16 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
18 14 (1.46%) Datadog
19 11 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.34%) DNS
2 23 (2.40%) Firewall
3 21 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.36%) VPN
5 12 (1.25%) VoIP
6 10 (1.04%) DHCP
6 10 (1.04%) SMS
7 9 (0.94%) SMTP
7 9 (0.94%) VLAN
8 8 (0.83%) Skype
9 7 (0.73%) HTTP
9 7 (0.73%) Internet
10 5 (0.52%) Network Security
10 5 (0.52%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.52%) WAN
10 5 (0.52%) Wireless
11 4 (0.42%) PBX
12 3 (0.31%) ATM
12 3 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.24%) NoSQL
3 63 (6.57%) MySQL
4 62 (6.47%) MongoDB
5 45 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 43 (4.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 32 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
8 28 (2.92%) RDBMS
9 25 (2.61%) Big Data
10 21 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.19%) Redis
11 18 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.36%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (1.15%) Data Lake
14 11 (1.15%) SSDT
15 9 (0.94%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.94%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.94%) Sqoop
15 9 (0.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 133 (13.87%) Jenkins
2 125 (13.03%) Git (software)
3 96 (10.01%) JIRA
4 52 (5.42%) Selenium
5 48 (5.01%) Maven
6 45 (4.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 39 (4.07%) GitLab
8 36 (3.75%) TeamCity
9 26 (2.71%) Bitbucket
10 23 (2.40%) JUnit
11 22 (2.29%) Gatling
12 18 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
13 17 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (1.67%) Artifactory
15 15 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.25%) Jasmine
17 11 (1.15%) Subversion
17 11 (1.15%) WebDriver
18 10 (1.04%) Cucumber
18 10 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (12.30%) Finance
2 55 (5.74%) Banking
3 51 (5.32%) Retail
4 33 (3.44%) Public Sector
5 29 (3.02%) Law
6 14 (1.46%) Legal
7 6 (0.63%) Local Government
7 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.63%) Marketing
8 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.52%) Billing
8 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.42%) Back Office
9 4 (0.42%) Games
10 3 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.21%) Publishing
11 2 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 335 (34.93%) Developer
2 222 (23.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 102 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 97 (10.11%) .NET Developer
5 56 (5.84%) Software Engineer
6 53 (5.53%) Software Developer
7 50 (5.21%) C# Developer
8 48 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
9 47 (4.90%) Java Developer
10 46 (4.80%) Azure Engineer
11 44 (4.59%) Architect
12 40 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
13 36 (3.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 35 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
15 32 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
15 32 (3.34%) Senior Java Developer
16 31 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
16 31 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
16 31 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 30 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (27.42%) .NET
2 138 (14.39%) HTML
3 130 (13.56%) CSS
4 123 (12.83%) Web Services
5 114 (11.89%) .NET Core
6 103 (10.74%) AngularJS
7 95 (9.91%) Node.js
8 85 (8.86%) ASP.NET
9 70 (7.30%) React
10 59 (6.15%) RESTful
11 49 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 48 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (5.01%) Spring
13 42 (4.38%) HTML5
14 41 (4.28%) REST
15 39 (4.07%) Spring Boot
16 38 (3.96%) Hibernate
17 35 (3.65%) Vue.js
18 34 (3.55%) .NET Framework
19 32 (3.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 60 (6.26%) User Experience
3 53 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 40 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 28 (2.92%) Public Cloud
8 26 (2.71%) Cloud Native
9 24 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.46%) IVR
11 14 (1.46%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.36%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.15%) Blog
13 11 (1.15%) Wiki
14 10 (1.04%) NHS
15 9 (0.94%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.83%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 236 (24.61%) Linux
2 128 (13.35%) Windows
3 52 (5.42%) Unix
4 31 (3.23%) Android
5 29 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.61%) CentOS
6 25 (2.61%) Windows Server
7 24 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.67%) VMS
10 13 (1.36%) Debian
11 11 (1.15%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.83%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (52.66%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (18.67%) TDD
3 158 (16.48%) Microservices
4 155 (16.16%) Software Engineering
5 145 (15.12%) Scrum
6 137 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (12.72%) Mentoring
8 119 (12.41%) Test Automation
9 96 (10.01%) BDD
10 95 (9.91%) MVC
11 86 (8.97%) Configuration Management
12 84 (8.76%) Coaching
13 81 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
14 71 (7.40%) Infrastructure as Code
15 65 (6.78%) OO
16 62 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
17 59 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 57 (5.94%) SDLC
19 56 (5.84%) Machine Learning
20 54 (5.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 233 (24.30%) C#
1 233 (24.30%) JavaScript
2 231 (24.09%) Python
3 216 (22.52%) SQL
4 208 (21.69%) Java
5 101 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 78 (8.13%) PHP
7 56 (5.84%) PowerShell
8 51 (5.32%) TypeScript
9 41 (4.28%) Ruby
10 38 (3.96%) Go
11 36 (3.75%) Shell Script
12 34 (3.55%) Java 8
13 27 (2.82%) Scala
14 22 (2.29%) C
15 19 (1.98%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.77%) C++
16 17 (1.77%) Perl
17 16 (1.67%) Groovy
18 13 (1.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (6.15%) Degree
2 31 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.46%) MCSD
6 13 (1.36%) DBS Check
7 12 (1.25%) AWS Certification
7 12 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.83%) CISSP
8 8 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.73%) MCSA
9 7 (0.73%) MCSE
10 5 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.52%) MCP
11 4 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.42%) OSCP
11 4 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.74%) QA
2 5 (0.52%) GDPR
3 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.21%) PMO
5 2 (0.21%) TickIT
6 1 (0.10%) NCSC
6 1 (0.10%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
6 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 289 (30.14%) Docker
2 59 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.98%) vSphere
5 16 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.94%) NFS
7 9 (0.94%) Samba
7 9 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.73%) XenApp
9 2 (0.21%) KVM
9 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.10%) RACF
10 1 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 213 (22.21%) Kubernetes
2 165 (17.21%) Terraform
3 132 (13.76%) Ansible
4 111 (11.57%) Puppet
5 55 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.71%) Nagios
7 24 (2.50%) SCCM
8 11 (1.15%) Grafana
8 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (1.04%) Kibana
9 10 (1.04%) Packer
9 10 (1.04%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.94%) Cacti
10 9 (0.94%) Galera Cluster
10 9 (0.94%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.94%) vRealize
10 9 (0.94%) WSUS
11 8 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.73%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 166 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 68 (7.09%) VMware
3 58 (6.05%) Oracle
4 47 (4.90%) Google
5 22 (2.29%) Atlassian
5 22 (2.29%) ServiceNow
6 20 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.88%) Sitecore
8 17 (1.77%) Dynatrace
9 15 (1.56%) Xamarin
10 11 (1.15%) Cisco
11 10 (1.04%) Avaya
11 10 (1.04%) Genesys
11 10 (1.04%) Informatica
11 10 (1.04%) Talend
12 9 (0.94%) Citrix
12 9 (0.94%) SaltStack
13 8 (0.83%) CA
13 8 (0.83%) IBM
13 8 (0.83%) New Relic