Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 44 110
Rank change year-on-year +23 +66 +96
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,125 795 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.55% 6.17% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.51% 6.78% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 924 610 305
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £69,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% 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 10,709 11,722 11,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.91% 90.94% 91.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,576 9,314 9,231
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +17 852 £52,500 +5.00% 122
Cheshire +46 229 £55,000 +11.68% 43
Merseyside -3 28 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Lancashire +21 12 £60,000 +20.00% 9
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 680 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (48.71%) Amazon AWS
3 431 (38.31%) Linux
4 390 (34.67%) Java
5 384 (34.13%) Continuous Integration
6 359 (31.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 344 (30.58%) Ansible
8 337 (29.96%) Jenkins
9 328 (29.16%) Python
10 323 (28.71%) Docker
11 315 (28.00%) Puppet
12 303 (26.93%) Opscode Chef
13 271 (24.09%) Software Engineering
14 249 (22.13%) Scrum
15 229 (20.36%) Configuration Management
16 224 (19.91%) TDD
16 224 (19.91%) Git (software)
17 217 (19.29%) Windows
18 195 (17.33%) SQL
19 188 (16.71%) JavaScript
20 181 (16.09%) Finance
20 181 (16.09%) Open Source
21 166 (14.76%) Kubernetes
22 157 (13.96%) Microservices
22 157 (13.96%) Test Automation
23 153 (13.60%) Terraform
24 148 (13.16%) .NET
25 146 (12.98%) OO
26 145 (12.89%) C#
26 145 (12.89%) Ruby

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 83 (7.38%) Confluence
2 51 (4.53%) Apache
3 48 (4.27%) IIS
4 34 (3.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 30 (2.67%) Apache Solr
6 25 (2.22%) JBoss
7 23 (2.04%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.60%) CMS
8 18 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.33%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.33%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.16%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 11 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.62%) CloudStack
13 7 (0.62%) nginx
14 4 (0.36%) Drupal
14 4 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (0.80%) Camtasia
2 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.089%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.089%) Magento
5 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 548 (48.71%) Amazon AWS
2 359 (31.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 100 (8.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 72 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (6.04%) SaaS
7 52 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (4.36%) Amazon S3
9 43 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (3.82%) OpenShift
10 42 (3.73%) Amazon SQS
11 40 (3.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 33 (2.93%) PaaS
13 29 (2.58%) GitHub
14 26 (2.31%) IaaS
15 17 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
15 17 (1.51%) IBM Cloud
16 14 (1.24%) Serverless
17 12 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.82%) Firewall
1 43 (3.82%) Internet
2 27 (2.40%) VPN
3 24 (2.13%) DNS
4 23 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.98%) SAN
5 11 (0.98%) VoIP
6 10 (0.89%) HTTP
6 10 (0.89%) SSL
7 8 (0.71%) DHCP
8 6 (0.53%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (0.44%) LAN
9 5 (0.44%) PPP
9 5 (0.44%) VSAN
9 5 (0.44%) WAN
10 4 (0.36%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.27%) NAS
11 3 (0.27%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.27%) Skype
12 2 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (9.78%) MongoDB
2 87 (7.73%) NoSQL
3 81 (7.20%) MySQL
4 76 (6.76%) SQL Server
5 63 (5.60%) Hadoop
6 62 (5.51%) Big Data
7 54 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
8 50 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 46 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (1.51%) Amazon Athena
11 17 (1.51%) Flink
12 16 (1.42%) Neo4j
13 11 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.98%) MariaDB
13 11 (0.98%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.89%) Redis
15 9 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.80%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 337 (29.96%) Jenkins
2 224 (19.91%) Git (software)
3 129 (11.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 118 (10.49%) JIRA
4 118 (10.49%) TeamCity
5 103 (9.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (5.42%) Selenium
7 52 (4.62%) Cucumber
8 42 (3.73%) Gradle
9 36 (3.20%) Vagrant
10 35 (3.11%) Maven
11 30 (2.67%) Subversion
12 29 (2.58%) Hudson
12 29 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 27 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 27 (2.40%) JUnit
14 24 (2.13%) gulp
15 23 (2.04%) SonarQube
16 20 (1.78%) Travis CI
17 18 (1.60%) WebDriver
General
1 181 (16.09%) Finance
2 91 (8.09%) Banking
3 64 (5.69%) Retail
4 56 (4.98%) Law
5 45 (4.00%) Marketing
6 42 (3.73%) Investment Banking
7 26 (2.31%) Advertising
8 23 (2.04%) Games
9 21 (1.87%) Electronics
9 21 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.87%) Military
10 11 (0.98%) Automotive
11 8 (0.71%) Local Government
12 7 (0.62%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.53%) Back Office
14 5 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.36%) Legal
16 2 (0.18%) French Language
16 2 (0.18%) Front Office
16 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 352 (31.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 233 (20.71%) Developer
3 115 (10.22%) Software Engineer
4 98 (8.71%) Java Developer
5 76 (6.76%) Architect
6 66 (5.87%) Java Engineer
6 66 (5.87%) Senior DevOps
7 63 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 61 (5.42%) AWS Engineer
9 54 (4.80%) Senior Developer
10 50 (4.44%) Java Software Engineer
11 48 (4.27%) AWS DevOps
12 47 (4.18%) Linux Engineer
13 44 (3.91%) Agile Developer
14 39 (3.47%) .NET Developer
14 39 (3.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 39 (3.47%) Test Engineer
15 35 (3.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 35 (3.11%) DevOps Manager
16 34 (3.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (13.16%) .NET
2 137 (12.18%) Web Services
3 133 (11.82%) Spring
4 118 (10.49%) AngularJS
5 104 (9.24%) HTML
6 97 (8.62%) Node.js
7 95 (8.44%) RESTful
8 90 (8.00%) React
9 86 (7.64%) CSS
10 52 (4.62%) jQuery
11 46 (4.09%) REST
12 45 (4.00%) Spring Boot
13 38 (3.38%) WCF
14 37 (3.29%) ASP.NET
15 34 (3.02%) HTML5
16 32 (2.84%) XML
17 30 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
17 30 (2.67%) Kafka
18 29 (2.58%) JSON
19 28 (2.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.20%) Computer Science
2 70 (6.22%) User Experience
3 60 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (5.33%) Private Cloud
4 52 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (4.27%) Cloud Native
6 44 (3.91%) Fintech
7 37 (3.29%) Internet of Things
8 33 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (2.93%) Public Cloud
9 27 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 26 (2.31%) N-Tier
11 25 (2.22%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.69%) Mainframe
13 16 (1.42%) Data Centre
14 15 (1.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 13 (1.16%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.98%) Arduino
16 11 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 431 (38.31%) Linux
2 217 (19.29%) Windows
3 48 (4.27%) Unix
4 45 (4.00%) CentOS
5 37 (3.29%) Windows Server
6 33 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.69%) Android
8 19 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.24%) Debian
9 14 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.89%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.27%) AIX
12 3 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.18%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.18%) SUSE
14 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.089%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (34.13%) Continuous Integration
3 271 (24.09%) Software Engineering
4 249 (22.13%) Scrum
5 229 (20.36%) Configuration Management
6 224 (19.91%) TDD
7 181 (16.09%) Open Source
8 157 (13.96%) Microservices
8 157 (13.96%) Test Automation
9 146 (12.98%) OO
10 119 (10.58%) Mentoring
11 98 (8.71%) BDD
12 96 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 95 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
14 92 (8.18%) E-Commerce
15 73 (6.49%) MVC
16 71 (6.31%) OOP
16 71 (6.31%) Wealth Management
17 69 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
18 66 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 390 (34.67%) Java
2 328 (29.16%) Python
3 195 (17.33%) SQL
4 188 (16.71%) JavaScript
5 145 (12.89%) C#
5 145 (12.89%) Ruby
6 118 (10.49%) Bash Shell
7 87 (7.73%) C++
8 80 (7.11%) Perl
9 69 (6.13%) Java 8
10 64 (5.69%) PowerShell
11 56 (4.98%) PHP
12 55 (4.89%) Go
13 43 (3.82%) Scala
14 31 (2.76%) TypeScript
15 28 (2.49%) Shell Script
16 24 (2.13%) C
17 17 (1.51%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.42%) PL/SQL
19 13 (1.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 127 (11.29%) Degree
2 37 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.40%) AWS Certification
4 26 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 25 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.07%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.98%) OCPJP
8 11 (0.98%) RHCE
8 11 (0.98%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.27%) MCSE
11 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.18%) CISSP
12 2 (0.18%) GIAC
12 2 (0.18%) MCSA
12 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (8.71%) QA
2 19 (1.69%) GDPR
3 15 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.089%) GPG13
6 1 (0.089%) PMO
6 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 323 (28.71%) Docker
2 86 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 77 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (4.09%) Hyper-V
6 22 (1.96%) Xen
7 20 (1.78%) VirtualBox
8 15 (1.33%) KVM
9 14 (1.24%) vSphere
10 8 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.71%) XenServer
11 6 (0.53%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.089%) Kamailio
14 1 (0.089%) LXC
14 1 (0.089%) RACF
Systems Management
1 344 (30.58%) Ansible
2 315 (28.00%) Puppet
3 303 (26.93%) Opscode Chef
4 166 (14.76%) Kubernetes
5 153 (13.60%) Terraform
6 67 (5.96%) Salt
7 49 (4.36%) Packer
8 44 (3.91%) Graphite
9 38 (3.38%) Docker Swarm
10 29 (2.58%) Consul
10 29 (2.58%) Prometheus
11 27 (2.40%) Grafana
11 27 (2.40%) Nagios
12 21 (1.87%) Opsview
12 21 (1.87%) ZABBIX
13 16 (1.42%) SCCM
14 14 (1.24%) Mesos
15 9 (0.80%) Cobbler
16 7 (0.62%) Kibana
17 6 (0.53%) Rancher
Vendors
1 101 (8.98%) VMware
2 96 (8.53%) Microsoft
3 79 (7.02%) Google
4 62 (5.51%) Red Hat
5 58 (5.16%) Oracle
6 42 (3.73%) New Relic
7 40 (3.56%) Trend Micro
8 18 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.60%) CA Agile Central
8 18 (1.60%) SAP
9 15 (1.33%) Siemens
10 14 (1.24%) IBM
11 13 (1.16%) Intapp
11 13 (1.16%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.07%) hybris
13 11 (0.98%) Adobe
13 11 (0.98%) ATG
13 11 (0.98%) Cisco
14 10 (0.89%) Rackspace
15 9 (0.80%) Tableau