Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 21 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28 +60
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,088 1,109 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.52% 9.35% 5.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.19% 10.23% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 736 919 590
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £69,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% 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 9,723 10,836 12,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.00% 91.38% 91.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7,364 8,712 9,591
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 0 778 £55,000 +10.00% 141
Cheshire +13 224 £52,500 -4.55% 24
Merseyside +26 57 £55,000 +18.92% 21
Lancashire -9 27 £66,715 +52.83% 9
Cumbria - 3 £35,000 - 5
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 538 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (34.19%) Azure
3 346 (31.80%) AWS
4 263 (24.17%) Linux
5 249 (22.89%) Software Engineering
6 246 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
7 231 (21.23%) .NET
8 223 (20.50%) Docker
9 214 (19.67%) Java
10 204 (18.75%) Python
11 203 (18.66%) Microsoft
11 203 (18.66%) TDD
12 201 (18.47%) C#
13 195 (17.92%) Open Source
14 191 (17.56%) Test Automation
15 187 (17.19%) SQL
16 186 (17.10%) Git (software)
17 182 (16.73%) Microservices
18 177 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
19 173 (15.90%) JavaScript
20 168 (15.44%) Jenkins
21 159 (14.61%) Terraform
22 149 (13.69%) Kubernetes
23 146 (13.42%) Mentoring
24 136 (12.50%) Ansible
25 135 (12.41%) Scrum
26 132 (12.13%) Finance
27 129 (11.86%) JIRA
28 128 (11.76%) CSS
29 127 (11.67%) QA

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 80 (7.35%) Confluence
2 33 (3.03%) IIS
3 29 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (2.21%) Umbraco
5 23 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (1.38%) CMS
7 13 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.92%) Apache
9 10 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.64%) nginx
11 6 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.55%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.28%) JBoss
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.28%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.18%) CloudStack
Applications
1 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.092%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 372 (34.19%) Azure
2 346 (31.80%) AWS
3 108 (9.93%) GCP
4 71 (6.53%) GitHub
5 66 (6.07%) Serverless
6 54 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
7 53 (4.87%) Amazon S3
8 48 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
9 45 (4.14%) SaaS
10 44 (4.04%) PaaS
11 41 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 30 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
12 30 (2.76%) Office 365
13 29 (2.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 28 (2.57%) Heroku
15 24 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (2.21%) Slack
16 23 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (2.02%) IaaS
18 20 (1.84%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.40%) DNS
2 34 (3.13%) DHCP
3 31 (2.85%) Firewall
4 24 (2.21%) Wireless
5 21 (1.93%) Network Security
6 19 (1.75%) WAN
7 18 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.29%) LAN
9 13 (1.19%) Internet
10 10 (0.92%) Calico
10 10 (0.92%) SSL
10 10 (0.92%) VoIP
11 9 (0.83%) SAN
12 8 (0.74%) BGP
12 8 (0.74%) EIGRP
12 8 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (0.74%) IPsec
12 8 (0.74%) OSPF
12 8 (0.74%) SNMP
12 8 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 68 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 61 (5.61%) MySQL
5 48 (4.41%) Big Data
6 41 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
7 40 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 28 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (1.93%) Neo4j
10 19 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.47%) Power BI
12 12 (1.10%) DB2
13 10 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
14 9 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
15 7 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 186 (17.10%) Git (software)
2 168 (15.44%) Jenkins
3 129 (11.86%) JIRA
4 54 (4.96%) Selenium
5 52 (4.78%) GitLab
6 46 (4.23%) Maven
7 45 (4.14%) TeamCity
8 40 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 38 (3.49%) Visual Studio
10 37 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 28 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (2.48%) JUnit
13 23 (2.11%) Gerrit
14 21 (1.93%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.84%) webpack
16 19 (1.75%) Vagrant
17 17 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
18 16 (1.47%) Gradle
19 15 (1.38%) Gatling
20 14 (1.29%) Cucumber
General
1 132 (12.13%) Finance
2 118 (10.85%) Retail
3 113 (10.39%) Banking
4 32 (2.94%) Public Sector
5 29 (2.67%) Automotive
6 27 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.21%) Games
9 18 (1.65%) Billing
10 17 (1.56%) Marketing
11 12 (1.10%) Local Government
12 11 (1.01%) Legal
13 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.46%) Advertising
14 5 (0.46%) Back Office
15 4 (0.37%) Law
15 4 (0.37%) Publishing
16 1 (0.092%) Electronics
16 1 (0.092%) Housing Association
16 1 (0.092%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (29.32%) Developer
2 208 (19.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 138 (12.68%) Software Engineer
4 84 (7.72%) Senior Developer
5 81 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 71 (6.53%) Software Developer
7 61 (5.61%) Architect
8 58 (5.33%) Java Developer
9 55 (5.06%) C# Developer
10 54 (4.96%) AWS Engineer
10 54 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
11 44 (4.04%) Consultant
11 44 (4.04%) Senior DevOps
12 42 (3.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 41 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
14 40 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 35 (3.22%) AWS DevOps
16 35 (3.22%) Compiler Engineer
17 34 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (21.23%) .NET
2 128 (11.76%) CSS
3 126 (11.58%) HTML
4 102 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 83 (7.63%) .NET Core
6 82 (7.54%) ASP.NET
7 81 (7.44%) Node.js
7 81 (7.44%) RESTful
8 80 (7.35%) Web Services
9 70 (6.43%) React
10 66 (6.07%) JSON
11 65 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 47 (4.32%) .NET Framework
12 47 (4.32%) jQuery
12 47 (4.32%) Vulkan
13 46 (4.23%) REST
14 45 (4.14%) WCF
15 40 (3.68%) HTML5
16 37 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (3.22%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (9.65%) Smartphone
3 66 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (4.78%) Public Cloud
6 51 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (4.60%) Mobile App
8 45 (4.14%) Virtual Team
9 43 (3.95%) User Experience
10 42 (3.86%) Algorithms
10 42 (3.86%) Management Information System
11 38 (3.49%) Cloud Native
12 28 (2.57%) Embedded Systems
13 27 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.38%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.29%) Robotics
16 11 (1.01%) Data Centre
16 11 (1.01%) PKI
17 9 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
18 8 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 263 (24.17%) Linux
2 118 (10.85%) Windows
3 71 (6.53%) Android
4 51 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 40 (3.68%) Unix
6 38 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (3.13%) CentOS
8 25 (2.30%) Tizen
8 25 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.93%) Ubuntu
10 20 (1.84%) SUSE
11 17 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.28%) AIX
13 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) VMS
15 1 (0.092%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.092%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.092%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (22.89%) Software Engineering
3 246 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
4 203 (18.66%) TDD
5 195 (17.92%) Open Source
6 191 (17.56%) Test Automation
7 182 (16.73%) Microservices
8 177 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
9 146 (13.42%) Mentoring
10 135 (12.41%) Scrum
11 121 (11.12%) SDLC
12 105 (9.65%) Open Source Development
13 95 (8.73%) Coaching
14 93 (8.55%) MVC
15 92 (8.46%) BDD
16 88 (8.09%) OO
17 82 (7.54%) Deployment Automation
18 72 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
18 72 (6.62%) SOA
19 71 (6.53%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 214 (19.67%) Java
2 204 (18.75%) Python
3 201 (18.47%) C#
4 187 (17.19%) SQL
5 173 (15.90%) JavaScript
6 111 (10.20%) C++
7 101 (9.28%) C
8 76 (6.99%) Ruby
9 74 (6.80%) PowerShell
10 72 (6.62%) Bash Shell
11 60 (5.51%) PHP
12 43 (3.95%) Java 8
13 25 (2.30%) Perl
14 24 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.84%) TypeScript
16 17 (1.56%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.47%) MATLAB
18 15 (1.38%) Assembly Language
19 14 (1.29%) Go
20 12 (1.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 86 (7.90%) Degree
2 33 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.38%) AWS Certification
3 15 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.74%) CCNA
6 8 (0.74%) CCNP
7 6 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (0.37%) MCSD
9 4 (0.37%) MCSE
10 3 (0.28%) MBA
10 3 (0.28%) MCSA
10 3 (0.28%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.18%) HND
11 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.18%) RHCE
11 2 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (11.67%) QA
2 23 (2.11%) SLA
3 16 (1.47%) GDPR
3 16 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.74%) ISO 22301
4 8 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.46%) ISO 26262
6 4 (0.37%) PMO
7 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.092%) GxP
8 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.092%) TickIT
8 1 (0.092%) WCAG
System Software
1 223 (20.50%) Docker
2 57 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.75%) vSphere
6 14 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.64%) XenApp
8 6 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.46%) etcd
9 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.18%) Varnish
10 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.092%) KVM
11 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 159 (14.61%) Terraform
2 149 (13.69%) Kubernetes
3 136 (12.50%) Ansible
4 91 (8.36%) Puppet
5 79 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.30%) SCCM
7 22 (2.02%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.65%) Kibana
9 17 (1.56%) Grafana
10 15 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (1.19%) Graphite
11 13 (1.19%) Salt
12 12 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (1.01%) Istio
13 11 (1.01%) Nagios
14 10 (0.92%) Consul
14 10 (0.92%) Packer
15 6 (0.55%) logstash
15 6 (0.55%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 203 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.71%) Google
3 57 (5.24%) VMware
4 34 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (3.03%) Oracle
6 32 (2.94%) BT
7 25 (2.30%) QNX
8 24 (2.21%) SAP
9 23 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.02%) Cisco
11 19 (1.75%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.65%) New Relic
12 18 (1.65%) Nimsoft
13 17 (1.56%) AppDynamics
14 16 (1.47%) IBM
14 16 (1.47%) Splunk
15 13 (1.19%) McAfee
16 12 (1.10%) Rackspace
16 12 (1.10%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.92%) Lavastorm