Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 17 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +24
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 767 1,125 1,075
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 12.57% 11.08% 8.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.65% 11.85% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 635 830 903
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,875 £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 5,619 9,492 11,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.07% 93.53% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,456 7,003 8,971
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,234 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +4 551 £55,000 - 88
Cheshire +1 167 £55,000 +15.79% 21
Merseyside -4 26 £65,000 +30.00% 11
Cumbria - 10 £40,000 - 3
Lancashire +25 8 £50,000 -21.70% 6
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 411 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (44.07%) Azure
3 265 (34.55%) AWS
4 225 (29.34%) Docker
5 213 (27.77%) JavaScript
6 205 (26.73%) Kubernetes
7 195 (25.42%) .NET
8 192 (25.03%) SQL
9 189 (24.64%) Python
10 184 (23.99%) Java
11 176 (22.95%) C#
12 175 (22.82%) Software Engineering
13 156 (20.34%) Linux
13 156 (20.34%) Microservices
14 128 (16.69%) TDD
15 121 (15.78%) SQL Server
16 120 (15.65%) Terraform
17 117 (15.25%) Microsoft
18 113 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
19 106 (13.82%) Jenkins
20 102 (13.30%) Git (software)
21 101 (13.17%) Ansible
22 100 (13.04%) AngularJS
23 97 (12.65%) CSS
23 97 (12.65%) Scrum
24 95 (12.39%) HTML
25 92 (11.99%) Mentoring
26 90 (11.73%) React
26 90 (11.73%) Finance
27 86 (11.21%) Node.js

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 (5.74%) Confluence
2 24 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.87%) Apache
4 13 (1.69%) IIS
5 12 (1.56%) CMS
6 10 (1.30%) nginx
7 9 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.91%) NServiceBus
9 7 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.78%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.65%) JBoss
11 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.52%) Liferay
13 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
Applications
1 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.65%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Magento
2 3 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 338 (44.07%) Azure
2 265 (34.55%) AWS
3 52 (6.78%) SaaS
3 52 (6.78%) Serverless
4 51 (6.65%) GCP
5 41 (5.35%) IaaS
6 37 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
7 35 (4.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (4.30%) PaaS
9 30 (3.91%) GitHub
10 26 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (3.39%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (2.61%) Office 365
12 16 (2.09%) Amazon S3
13 15 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (1.83%) AWS CodeBuild
14 14 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.09%) DNS
2 15 (1.96%) Internet
3 12 (1.56%) Firewall
4 11 (1.43%) HTTP
4 11 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.30%) SMS
5 10 (1.30%) VoIP
6 8 (1.04%) DHCP
7 7 (0.91%) Wireless
8 6 (0.78%) Network Security
8 6 (0.78%) Skype
8 6 (0.78%) SNMP
9 5 (0.65%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.52%) PBX
10 4 (0.52%) RTMP
10 4 (0.52%) VLAN
11 3 (0.39%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.39%) Intranet
11 3 (0.39%) VPN
12 2 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 85 (11.08%) NoSQL
3 57 (7.43%) MongoDB
4 50 (6.52%) MySQL
5 48 (6.26%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.26%) RDBMS
7 24 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 23 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (2.87%) Big Data
10 17 (2.22%) Redis
11 15 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.04%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.91%) Biml
16 7 (0.91%) Power BI
16 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.78%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 106 (13.82%) Jenkins
2 102 (13.30%) Git (software)
3 77 (10.04%) JIRA
4 44 (5.74%) Maven
5 41 (5.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 37 (4.82%) TeamCity
7 31 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (3.65%) GitLab
9 24 (3.13%) JUnit
10 23 (3.00%) Selenium
11 22 (2.87%) Bitbucket
12 18 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.96%) SonarQube
14 14 (1.83%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (1.30%) Cypress.io
17 9 (1.17%) Jasmine
17 9 (1.17%) NUnit
18 7 (0.91%) Gatling
General
1 90 (11.73%) Finance
2 54 (7.04%) Banking
3 36 (4.69%) Law
4 34 (4.43%) Retail
5 22 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.96%) Legal
7 11 (1.43%) Marketing
8 10 (1.30%) Games
9 8 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.78%) Electronics
11 6 (0.78%) Local Government
12 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Back Office
13 4 (0.52%) Billing
13 4 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Automotive
15 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 260 (33.90%) Developer
2 154 (20.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 68 (8.87%) Software Engineer
5 58 (7.56%) Senior Developer
6 47 (6.13%) Cloud Engineer
7 39 (5.08%) Architect
7 39 (5.08%) Software Developer
8 36 (4.69%) Java Developer
9 32 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
10 31 (4.04%) Java Engineer
11 30 (3.91%) Angular Developer
12 29 (3.78%) C# Developer
12 29 (3.78%) Lead DevOps
13 28 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
14 26 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
14 26 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
15 25 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
17 22 (2.87%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (25.42%) .NET
2 100 (13.04%) AngularJS
3 97 (12.65%) CSS
4 95 (12.39%) HTML
5 90 (11.73%) React
6 86 (11.21%) .NET Core
6 86 (11.21%) Node.js
7 64 (8.34%) Web Services
8 63 (8.21%) Spring
9 51 (6.65%) REST
10 48 (6.26%) ASP.NET
10 48 (6.26%) RESTful
11 43 (5.61%) Spring Boot
12 33 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (4.04%) HTML5
13 31 (4.04%) Redux
14 29 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (3.52%) Apache Flex
16 26 (3.39%) Hibernate
17 25 (3.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.78%) User Experience
2 35 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.87%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.74%) IVR
7 19 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.04%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.91%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.78%) Online Games
14 6 (0.78%) Social Media
14 6 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 156 (20.34%) Linux
2 84 (10.95%) Windows
3 35 (4.56%) Unix
4 22 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.74%) Android
6 20 (2.61%) CentOS
7 12 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.30%) VMS
9 8 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (53.59%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (22.82%) Software Engineering
3 156 (20.34%) Microservices
4 128 (16.69%) TDD
5 113 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (12.65%) Scrum
7 92 (11.99%) Mentoring
8 78 (10.17%) Test Automation
9 73 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 64 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (7.69%) Coaching
11 59 (7.69%) SDLC
12 58 (7.56%) MVC
13 53 (6.91%) BDD
14 51 (6.65%) Infrastructure as Code
14 51 (6.65%) Open Source
15 45 (5.87%) E-Commerce
16 41 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (5.08%) Deployment Automation
18 38 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 213 (27.77%) JavaScript
2 192 (25.03%) SQL
3 189 (24.64%) Python
4 184 (23.99%) Java
5 176 (22.95%) C#
6 59 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 57 (7.43%) PowerShell
8 53 (6.91%) Go
9 52 (6.78%) Ruby
10 49 (6.39%) TypeScript
11 39 (5.08%) PHP
12 25 (3.26%) Scala
12 25 (3.26%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.00%) Groovy
13 23 (3.00%) Java 8
14 21 (2.74%) C
15 16 (2.09%) C++
15 16 (2.09%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.96%) Perl
17 12 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (6.26%) Degree
2 30 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.83%) CISSP
6 12 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.43%) AWS Certification
7 11 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.30%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.17%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.78%) MCSD
11 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.65%) MCP
11 5 (0.65%) MCSE
12 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.52%) OSCP
12 4 (0.52%) SSCP
12 4 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.91%) QA
2 8 (1.04%) GDPR
3 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) NCSC
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 225 (29.34%) Docker
2 39 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 14 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.52%) vSphere
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
5 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
6 1 (0.13%) Samba
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 205 (26.73%) Kubernetes
2 120 (15.65%) Terraform
3 101 (13.17%) Ansible
4 72 (9.39%) Puppet
5 66 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.22%) Grafana
7 16 (2.09%) Kibana
8 15 (1.96%) Prometheus
9 11 (1.43%) SCCM
10 10 (1.30%) Nagios
11 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (1.04%) Packer
13 7 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.78%) Istio
15 5 (0.65%) Graphite
16 4 (0.52%) Consul
16 4 (0.52%) logstash
16 4 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
16 4 (0.52%) SCOM
16 4 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 117 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.65%) Oracle
3 37 (4.82%) VMware
4 25 (3.26%) Google
5 16 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.56%) SaltStack
7 11 (1.43%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.43%) Veracode
8 10 (1.30%) Avaya
8 10 (1.30%) Genesys
8 10 (1.30%) Xamarin
9 9 (1.17%) Splunk
10 8 (1.04%) New Relic
11 7 (0.91%) IBM
12 6 (0.78%) CA
12 6 (0.78%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.78%) Micro Focus
13 5 (0.65%) Rackspace
13 5 (0.65%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.65%) Talend