Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 55 143
Rank change year-on-year +27 +88 +163
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,017 575 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.06% 4.67% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.86% 5.16% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 774 473 205
North West median annual salary £51,125 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.25% +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £87,500
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 11,478 11,141 10,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.94% 90.53% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9,213 9,271 8,845
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,264 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +21 730 £52,500 +5.00% 115
Cheshire +62 219 £50,000 +2.04% 27
Merseyside +39 59 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Lancashire +7 4 £30,250 -19.33% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 643 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (44.25%) Linux
3 385 (37.86%) Java
4 368 (36.18%) Amazon AWS
5 310 (30.48%) Continuous Integration
6 301 (29.60%) Scrum
7 261 (25.66%) Python
7 261 (25.66%) Jenkins
8 249 (24.48%) Puppet
9 235 (23.11%) Opscode Chef
10 234 (23.01%) Docker
11 231 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 220 (21.63%) TDD
12 220 (21.63%) Software Engineering
13 213 (20.94%) Windows
14 212 (20.85%) Finance
15 187 (18.39%) Ansible
16 183 (17.99%) SQL
17 180 (17.70%) JavaScript
18 170 (16.72%) .NET
19 161 (15.83%) Git (software)
20 158 (15.54%) Continuous Delivery
21 156 (15.34%) Web Services
22 143 (14.06%) Test Automation
23 141 (13.86%) Microsoft
24 132 (12.98%) MySQL
25 131 (12.88%) Microservices
26 129 (12.68%) Kubernetes
27 125 (12.29%) VMware
28 124 (12.19%) Configuration Management

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 73 (7.18%) Apache
2 59 (5.80%) Confluence
3 38 (3.74%) nginx
4 37 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 33 (3.24%) Apache Spark
6 27 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (2.56%) IIS
8 19 (1.87%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
10 15 (1.47%) JBoss
11 14 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.08%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.08%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.98%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.88%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.88%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.69%) SAS
16 6 (0.59%) Drupal
16 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.29%) Camtasia
3 2 (0.20%) GIMP
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.098%) HipChat
4 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.28%) Magento
2 5 (0.49%) BASE24
3 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.29%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.098%) Shopify
5 1 (0.098%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 368 (36.18%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (8.46%) SaaS
4 75 (7.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 72 (7.08%) OpenShift
6 56 (5.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 51 (5.01%) Amazon EC2
7 51 (5.01%) IaaS
8 46 (4.52%) PaaS
9 41 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
10 38 (3.74%) Office 365
11 37 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 35 (3.44%) Serverless
13 32 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (3.05%) GitHub
15 27 (2.65%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
17 13 (1.28%) npm
18 11 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
18 11 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.54%) HTTP
2 35 (3.44%) Internet
3 26 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.36%) DNS
5 18 (1.77%) Firewall
6 17 (1.67%) SAN
7 14 (1.38%) SSL
8 12 (1.18%) VPN
9 8 (0.79%) IPsec
10 6 (0.59%) FTP
10 6 (0.59%) Network Security
11 5 (0.49%) ATM
11 5 (0.49%) DHCP
11 5 (0.49%) LAN
11 5 (0.49%) WAN
12 4 (0.39%) Broadband
12 4 (0.39%) WinSCP
13 3 (0.29%) OpenVPN
14 2 (0.20%) AMQP
14 2 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.98%) MySQL
2 97 (9.54%) SQL Server
3 93 (9.14%) Big Data
4 73 (7.18%) Hadoop
5 46 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 45 (4.42%) MongoDB
7 44 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (1.97%) Redis
12 19 (1.87%) GIS
13 16 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 12 (1.18%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.18%) Spatial Data
16 10 (0.98%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (0.79%) DB2
18 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 261 (25.66%) Jenkins
2 161 (15.83%) Git (software)
3 91 (8.95%) JIRA
4 56 (5.51%) Selenium
5 54 (5.31%) Maven
6 47 (4.62%) Bitbucket
7 38 (3.74%) NuGet
8 36 (3.54%) Gradle
9 34 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 32 (3.15%) SonarQube
10 32 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 27 (2.65%) Vagrant
12 26 (2.56%) TeamCity
13 23 (2.26%) MSTest
14 21 (2.06%) JUnit
15 19 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.77%) NUnit
17 17 (1.67%) Cucumber
18 15 (1.47%) Subversion
19 11 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 212 (20.85%) Finance
2 77 (7.57%) Banking
3 73 (7.18%) Retail
4 56 (5.51%) Manufacturing
5 52 (5.11%) Marketing
6 38 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 37 (3.64%) Investment Banking
8 34 (3.34%) Law
9 33 (3.24%) Electronics
10 16 (1.57%) Advertising
10 16 (1.57%) Military
11 15 (1.47%) Automotive
12 12 (1.18%) Games
13 8 (0.79%) Local Government
14 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.59%) Legal
15 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Back Office
16 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 259 (25.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 199 (19.57%) Developer
3 94 (9.24%) Software Engineer
4 72 (7.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 70 (6.88%) Senior DevOps
6 67 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
7 66 (6.49%) Architect
7 66 (6.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 61 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 59 (5.80%) AWS Engineer
10 57 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 54 (5.31%) AWS DevOps
12 52 (5.11%) Java Engineer
13 49 (4.82%) Lead DevOps
14 48 (4.72%) Team Leader
15 47 (4.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 44 (4.33%) Consultant
17 42 (4.13%) Java Software Engineer
18 41 (4.03%) Java Developer
19 39 (3.83%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (16.72%) .NET
2 156 (15.34%) Web Services
3 121 (11.90%) HTML
4 118 (11.60%) CSS
5 113 (11.11%) Node.js
6 112 (11.01%) Spring
7 90 (8.85%) RESTful
8 87 (8.55%) AngularJS
9 83 (8.16%) React
10 70 (6.88%) REST
11 64 (6.29%) jQuery
12 57 (5.60%) Hibernate
13 56 (5.51%) ASP.NET
14 50 (4.92%) LAMP
15 49 (4.82%) SOAP
16 48 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (3.83%) HTML5
17 39 (3.83%) JSON
18 36 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
18 36 (3.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.56%) User Experience
6 23 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.47%) Life Science
9 13 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.08%) PKI
10 11 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.98%) Fintech
11 10 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.79%) Internet of Things
13 8 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.69%) Social Media
15 6 (0.59%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 450 (44.25%) Linux
2 213 (20.94%) Windows
3 99 (9.73%) Unix
4 41 (4.03%) CentOS
5 29 (2.85%) Windows Server
6 28 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.57%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.28%) Debian
10 12 (1.18%) Android
11 8 (0.79%) AIX
12 7 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.59%) HPUX
13 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.59%) Solaris
14 4 (0.39%) SUSE
14 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (30.48%) Continuous Integration
3 301 (29.60%) Scrum
4 220 (21.63%) Software Engineering
4 220 (21.63%) TDD
5 158 (15.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 143 (14.06%) Test Automation
7 131 (12.88%) Microservices
8 124 (12.19%) Configuration Management
9 123 (12.09%) MVC
10 108 (10.62%) BDD
11 98 (9.64%) E-Commerce
12 91 (8.95%) Open Source
13 90 (8.85%) SDLC
14 87 (8.55%) Mentoring
14 87 (8.55%) OO
15 71 (6.98%) Kanban
16 68 (6.69%) Coaching
17 65 (6.39%) ITIL
18 60 (5.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (37.86%) Java
2 261 (25.66%) Python
3 183 (17.99%) SQL
4 180 (17.70%) JavaScript
5 121 (11.90%) Bash Shell
6 120 (11.80%) C#
7 109 (10.72%) C++
8 92 (9.05%) PHP
8 92 (9.05%) Ruby
9 77 (7.57%) C
10 44 (4.33%) Shell Script
11 41 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 40 (3.93%) Perl
13 24 (2.36%) T-SQL
14 22 (2.16%) Go
15 18 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.57%) Scala
17 14 (1.38%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.18%) Apple Swift
19 11 (1.08%) ES6
Qualifications
1 110 (10.82%) Degree
2 67 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (2.26%) MCSE
6 23 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (2.16%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.88%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.69%) MCSA
11 7 (0.69%) PMP
12 5 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.29%) CAPM
13 3 (0.29%) MCP
13 3 (0.29%) SAFe Agilist
14 2 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (8.65%) QA
2 23 (2.26%) GCP
3 17 (1.67%) SLA
4 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
System Software
1 234 (23.01%) Docker
2 81 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.03%) Xen
5 36 (3.54%) VirtualBox
6 30 (2.95%) Active Directory
7 21 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.98%) vSphere
9 6 (0.59%) XenServer
10 5 (0.49%) Varnish
11 3 (0.29%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.20%) LXC
12 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.098%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.098%) HDFS
13 1 (0.098%) NFS
13 1 (0.098%) pfSense
13 1 (0.098%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 249 (24.48%) Puppet
2 235 (23.11%) Opscode Chef
3 187 (18.39%) Ansible
4 129 (12.68%) Kubernetes
5 86 (8.46%) Terraform
6 36 (3.54%) Packer
7 32 (3.15%) Salt
8 28 (2.75%) Prometheus
9 25 (2.46%) Kibana
10 23 (2.26%) ZABBIX
11 22 (2.16%) Tivoli
12 20 (1.97%) Nagios
13 16 (1.57%) Cobbler
14 13 (1.28%) Ambari
15 8 (0.79%) Simian Army
16 6 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.59%) SCCM
16 6 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
17 5 (0.49%) Marathon
17 5 (0.49%) rkt
Vendors
1 141 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 125 (12.29%) VMware
3 82 (8.06%) Google
4 72 (7.08%) Oracle
5 55 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 35 (3.44%) SAP
7 26 (2.56%) SaltStack
8 21 (2.06%) Zend
9 20 (1.97%) Hortonworks
10 16 (1.57%) New Relic
11 15 (1.47%) IBM
12 14 (1.38%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.38%) EnterpriseDB
12 14 (1.38%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.38%) NetApp
13 13 (1.28%) Xamarin
14 12 (1.18%) Apigee
15 11 (1.08%) AppDynamics
15 11 (1.08%) Capita
16 9 (0.88%) Splunk