Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 30 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 +86
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,013 1,018 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.78% 7.94% 4.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.73% 8.58% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 797 774 466
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,125 £70,000
England median annual salary £64,733 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +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 9,443 11,861 11,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.18% 92.46% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,563 9,494 9,536
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,825 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +3 747 £57,500 +9.52% 157
Cheshire +21 196 £55,000 +9.45% 62
Merseyside -1 42 £50,000 +17.65% 9
Lancashire +32 23 £60,000 +98.35% 14
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 593 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (52.91%) Amazon AWS
3 357 (35.24%) Java
4 347 (34.25%) Linux
5 327 (32.28%) Python
6 317 (31.29%) Docker
7 302 (29.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 271 (26.75%) Jenkins
9 252 (24.88%) Ansible
10 220 (21.72%) Software Engineering
11 216 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
12 214 (21.13%) Puppet
13 190 (18.76%) Opscode Chef
14 184 (18.16%) Configuration Management
15 168 (16.58%) TDD
16 167 (16.49%) JIRA
17 165 (16.29%) Finance
18 164 (16.19%) Scrum
18 164 (16.19%) Terraform
19 156 (15.40%) Git (software)
20 153 (15.10%) Kubernetes
21 152 (15.00%) Open Source
21 152 (15.00%) Web Services
22 144 (14.22%) OO
23 143 (14.12%) Windows
24 140 (13.82%) SQL
25 137 (13.52%) JavaScript
26 135 (13.33%) C#
26 135 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
27 130 (12.83%) Spring

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
1 103 (10.17%) Confluence
2 87 (8.59%) Apache
3 60 (5.92%) Apache Spark
4 44 (4.34%) IIS
5 32 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (1.88%) JBoss
6 19 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.89%) Drupal
9 9 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.69%) CMS
11 7 (0.69%) nginx
12 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.20%) CloudStack
Applications
1 2 (0.20%) HipChat
2 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.099%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 536 (52.91%) Amazon AWS
2 302 (29.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 119 (11.75%) Amazon EC2
5 103 (10.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 81 (8.00%) Amazon S3
7 80 (7.90%) Cloud Computing
8 57 (5.63%) Amazon SQS
8 57 (5.63%) GitHub
9 48 (4.74%) Serverless
10 47 (4.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 46 (4.54%) OpenShift
12 45 (4.44%) SaaS
13 41 (4.05%) Amazon EMR
13 41 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
14 38 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
15 32 (3.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 29 (2.86%) PaaS
17 25 (2.47%) IaaS
18 22 (2.17%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.71%) Internet
2 31 (3.06%) Firewall
3 15 (1.48%) DNS
3 15 (1.48%) VPN
4 10 (0.99%) SSL
5 6 (0.59%) DHCP
5 6 (0.59%) HTTP
5 6 (0.59%) LAN
5 6 (0.59%) VoIP
5 6 (0.59%) WAN
6 5 (0.49%) SAN
7 3 (0.30%) Network Security
7 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (0.20%) Broadband
8 2 (0.20%) FTP
8 2 (0.20%) MPLS
8 2 (0.20%) VLAN
8 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (11.15%) MongoDB
2 103 (10.17%) NoSQL
3 96 (9.48%) Big Data
4 92 (9.08%) MySQL
5 81 (8.00%) SQL Server
6 75 (7.40%) Amazon RDS
7 69 (6.81%) Hadoop
8 48 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (4.44%) Amazon Athena
10 43 (4.24%) Amazon Redshift
11 41 (4.05%) Flink
12 30 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 27 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (2.47%) MariaDB
15 23 (2.27%) Relational Database
16 13 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (1.18%) Blockchain
17 12 (1.18%) Neo4j
18 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 271 (26.75%) Jenkins
2 167 (16.49%) JIRA
3 156 (15.40%) Git (software)
4 122 (12.04%) TeamCity
5 117 (11.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 101 (9.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 64 (6.32%) Selenium
8 62 (6.12%) Gradle
9 60 (5.92%) Maven
10 46 (4.54%) JUnit
11 34 (3.36%) Bitbucket
11 34 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 34 (3.36%) GitLab
12 25 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 25 (2.47%) Vagrant
13 23 (2.27%) Subversion
14 22 (2.17%) SoapUI
15 20 (1.97%) EasyMock
16 17 (1.68%) SonarQube
17 16 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 165 (16.29%) Finance
2 88 (8.69%) Retail
3 69 (6.81%) Banking
4 40 (3.95%) Law
5 26 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.97%) Games
7 20 (1.97%) Marketing
8 14 (1.38%) Advertising
9 13 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.09%) Electronics
11 10 (0.99%) Automotive
11 10 (0.99%) Local Government
12 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Legal
14 1 (0.099%) Back Office
14 1 (0.099%) Billing
14 1 (0.099%) Front Office
14 1 (0.099%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 290 (28.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 199 (19.64%) Developer
3 101 (9.97%) Software Engineer
4 96 (9.48%) Java Engineer
5 74 (7.31%) Consultant
6 73 (7.21%) AWS Engineer
7 71 (7.01%) Java Software Engineer
8 69 (6.81%) Architect
9 67 (6.61%) Senior Developer
10 60 (5.92%) Java Developer
11 58 (5.73%) Linux Engineer
12 46 (4.54%) AWS DevOps
13 45 (4.44%) .NET Developer
14 42 (4.15%) Agile Developer
15 41 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 41 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 40 (3.95%) C# Developer
16 40 (3.95%) DevOps Consultant
17 39 (3.85%) DevOps Manager
18 38 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (15.00%) Web Services
2 130 (12.83%) Spring
3 115 (11.35%) Node.js
4 113 (11.15%) .NET
5 93 (9.18%) AngularJS
6 77 (7.60%) HTML
7 76 (7.50%) RESTful
8 74 (7.31%) Kafka
9 70 (6.91%) CSS
10 61 (6.02%) React
11 52 (5.13%) REST
12 44 (4.34%) Elastic Stack
12 44 (4.34%) Hibernate
13 42 (4.15%) jQuery
14 41 (4.05%) Spark Streaming
14 41 (4.05%) Spring Boot
15 39 (3.85%) ASP.NET
15 39 (3.85%) HTML5
16 37 (3.65%) JSON
17 36 (3.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.42%) Cloud Native
2 60 (5.92%) Fintech
3 59 (5.82%) Internet of Things
4 53 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (4.64%) User Experience
6 46 (4.54%) Public Cloud
7 42 (4.15%) Private Cloud
8 32 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (2.47%) Management Information System
11 22 (2.17%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.78%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.58%) Wiki
14 13 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (1.09%) Mainframe
16 11 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
17 10 (0.99%) Infotainment
17 10 (0.99%) NHS
18 7 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 347 (34.25%) Linux
2 143 (14.12%) Windows
3 53 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (5.23%) Unix
4 44 (4.34%) CentOS
5 18 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.58%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.28%) Android
9 8 (0.79%) Debian
10 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.099%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.099%) Fedora
13 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (21.72%) Software Engineering
3 216 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
4 184 (18.16%) Configuration Management
5 168 (16.58%) TDD
6 164 (16.19%) Scrum
7 152 (15.00%) Open Source
8 144 (14.22%) OO
9 123 (12.14%) Test Automation
10 105 (10.37%) Mentoring
11 102 (10.07%) Microservices
12 93 (9.18%) BDD
13 85 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
14 71 (7.01%) Computer Science
15 69 (6.81%) ITIL
16 68 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 68 (6.71%) MVC
17 65 (6.42%) Wealth Management
18 64 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
19 61 (6.02%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 357 (35.24%) Java
2 327 (32.28%) Python
3 140 (13.82%) SQL
4 137 (13.52%) JavaScript
5 135 (13.33%) C#
6 108 (10.66%) Bash Shell
7 87 (8.59%) Java 8
8 84 (8.29%) PHP
8 84 (8.29%) Ruby
9 69 (6.81%) C++
10 58 (5.73%) Scala
11 47 (4.64%) Perl
12 37 (3.65%) PowerShell
13 32 (3.16%) Go
14 23 (2.27%) TypeScript
15 22 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.97%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.38%) Shell Script
18 13 (1.28%) C
19 11 (1.09%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 120 (11.85%) Degree
2 53 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (4.24%) Numerate Degree
4 40 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
5 31 (3.06%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.18%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.89%) RHCE
7 9 (0.89%) RHCSA
8 6 (0.59%) CISSP
8 6 (0.59%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.49%) GIAC
10 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.20%) MBA
11 2 (0.20%) OCPJP
12 1 (0.099%) CEH
12 1 (0.099%) CISM
12 1 (0.099%) MCITP
12 1 (0.099%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.61%) QA
2 12 (1.18%) GDPR
3 4 (0.39%) SLA
4 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 317 (31.29%) Docker
2 47 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.49%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.099%) HDFS
7 1 (0.099%) KVM
7 1 (0.099%) pfSense
7 1 (0.099%) Varnish
7 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
7 1 (0.099%) Xen
7 1 (0.099%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 252 (24.88%) Ansible
2 214 (21.13%) Puppet
3 190 (18.76%) Opscode Chef
4 164 (16.19%) Terraform
5 153 (15.10%) Kubernetes
6 57 (5.63%) Salt
7 34 (3.36%) Packer
8 30 (2.96%) Docker Swarm
8 30 (2.96%) Graphite
8 30 (2.96%) Prometheus
9 27 (2.67%) Consul
10 24 (2.37%) Grafana
11 13 (1.28%) Nagios
11 13 (1.28%) ZABBIX
12 12 (1.18%) CFEngine
12 12 (1.18%) Opsview
13 9 (0.89%) Mesos
14 8 (0.79%) Kibana
15 7 (0.69%) BladeLogic
16 5 (0.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 77 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 64 (6.32%) Google
3 53 (5.23%) Red Hat
4 50 (4.94%) New Relic
5 47 (4.64%) CA Agile Central
6 45 (4.44%) VMware
7 38 (3.75%) Trend Micro
8 29 (2.86%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.48%) Adobe
10 13 (1.28%) Rackspace
11 12 (1.18%) Oracle
12 11 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.99%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.89%) SAP
15 8 (0.79%) SaltStack
16 7 (0.69%) HP
16 7 (0.69%) NetApp
17 6 (0.59%) IBM
17 6 (0.59%) MuleSoft
17 6 (0.59%) ServiceNow