Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 25 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 +55
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,146 1,094 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.14% 8.92% 5.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.91% 9.68% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 777 881 551
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £34,500
90th Percentile £82,625 £76,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +4.17% +4.35%

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 9,623 11,300 11,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.55% 92.13% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,094 9,117 9,658
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +7 788 £55,000 - 124
Cheshire +20 283 £47,500 -9.52% 16
Merseyside +8 44 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Lancashire +4 28 £67,500 +80.00% 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 585 (51.05%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (41.01%) Amazon AWS
3 366 (31.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 303 (26.44%) Linux
5 293 (25.57%) Java
6 286 (24.96%) Software Engineering
7 284 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
8 266 (23.21%) Docker
9 233 (20.33%) Jenkins
10 229 (19.98%) Python
11 210 (18.32%) Git (software)
12 209 (18.24%) .NET
13 202 (17.63%) JavaScript
14 195 (17.02%) C#
15 189 (16.49%) Microsoft
16 186 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
17 185 (16.14%) TDD
18 184 (16.06%) Test Automation
18 184 (16.06%) Ansible
19 181 (15.79%) Microservices
20 180 (15.71%) Open Source
21 177 (15.45%) Finance
22 174 (15.18%) SQL
23 166 (14.49%) Terraform
24 149 (13.00%) Kubernetes
25 147 (12.83%) Windows
26 141 (12.30%) Retail
27 134 (11.69%) Web Services
27 134 (11.69%) Mentoring
27 134 (11.69%) Google Cloud Platform

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 71 (6.20%) Confluence
2 51 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (4.01%) IIS
4 45 (3.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 24 (2.09%) Apache
6 22 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 19 (1.66%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.40%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.31%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.13%) CMS
10 13 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.79%) JBoss
11 9 (0.79%) nginx
11 9 (0.79%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.61%) Drupal
13 6 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.44%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.52%) Magento
2 6 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 470 (41.01%) Amazon AWS
2 366 (31.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (11.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 106 (9.25%) GitHub
5 79 (6.89%) Amazon S3
6 75 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
6 75 (6.54%) Serverless
7 57 (4.97%) AWS Lambda
8 53 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 42 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
10 40 (3.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 36 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 36 (3.14%) SaaS
12 35 (3.05%) PaaS
13 33 (2.88%) Amazon ECS
13 33 (2.88%) Datadog
14 30 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (2.62%) Heroku
14 30 (2.62%) OpenShift
15 27 (2.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.79%) DNS
2 31 (2.71%) Internet
3 30 (2.62%) Firewall
4 25 (2.18%) DHCP
4 25 (2.18%) WAN
5 21 (1.83%) Wireless
6 20 (1.75%) Network Security
7 19 (1.66%) Broadband
8 17 (1.48%) SSL
9 16 (1.40%) TCP/IP
10 13 (1.13%) LAN
11 10 (0.87%) Calico
11 10 (0.87%) SAN
12 9 (0.79%) HTTP
13 8 (0.70%) BGP
13 8 (0.70%) EIGRP
13 8 (0.70%) OSPF
13 8 (0.70%) SNMP
13 8 (0.70%) VoIP
13 8 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (10.56%) MySQL
2 108 (9.42%) MongoDB
3 95 (8.29%) NoSQL
3 95 (8.29%) SQL Server
4 87 (7.59%) Big Data
5 64 (5.58%) Amazon RDS
6 42 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 39 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 34 (2.97%) Neo4j
10 25 (2.18%) MariaDB
11 17 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.22%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.13%) Amazon Athena
13 13 (1.13%) Power BI
14 10 (0.87%) Blockchain
14 10 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
15 8 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 233 (20.33%) Jenkins
2 210 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 122 (10.65%) JIRA
4 69 (6.02%) GitLab
5 66 (5.76%) Maven
6 62 (5.41%) TeamCity
7 58 (5.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 54 (4.71%) Gradle
9 53 (4.62%) Selenium
10 49 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 41 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (3.32%) Visual Studio
13 29 (2.53%) Cucumber
14 25 (2.18%) JUnit
14 25 (2.18%) Vagrant
14 25 (2.18%) webpack
15 24 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
16 23 (2.01%) gulp
17 18 (1.57%) Bitbucket Server
18 17 (1.48%) SonarQube
General
1 177 (15.45%) Finance
2 141 (12.30%) Retail
3 97 (8.46%) Banking
4 38 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.36%) Billing
7 26 (2.27%) Games
8 20 (1.75%) Automotive
9 17 (1.48%) Law
10 15 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.31%) Local Government
11 14 (1.22%) Marketing
12 11 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.79%) Legal
14 2 (0.17%) Back Office
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
15 1 (0.087%) Advertising
15 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 321 (28.01%) Developer
2 230 (20.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 140 (12.22%) Software Engineer
4 109 (9.51%) Senior Developer
5 83 (7.24%) Architect
6 67 (5.85%) .NET Developer
6 67 (5.85%) AWS Engineer
7 64 (5.58%) Software Developer
8 62 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 60 (5.24%) Cloud Engineer
9 60 (5.24%) Consultant
10 54 (4.71%) C# Developer
10 54 (4.71%) Java Developer
11 53 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
12 51 (4.45%) Java Engineer
13 47 (4.10%) Analyst
13 47 (4.10%) AWS DevOps
14 46 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 43 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
16 42 (3.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (18.24%) .NET
2 134 (11.69%) Web Services
3 132 (11.52%) CSS
4 130 (11.34%) HTML
5 120 (10.47%) Node.js
6 113 (9.86%) RESTful
7 104 (9.08%) AngularJS
8 70 (6.11%) ASP.NET
9 69 (6.02%) JSON
9 69 (6.02%) React
10 66 (5.76%) Spring
11 64 (5.58%) REST
12 59 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 50 (4.36%) HTML5
13 50 (4.36%) React Native
14 48 (4.19%) jQuery
15 46 (4.01%) .NET Core
16 43 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
17 42 (3.66%) WCF
18 40 (3.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.11%) Cloud Native
3 66 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (5.76%) Smartphone
4 57 (4.97%) Mobile App
5 44 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.97%) Public Cloud
8 33 (2.88%) User Experience
9 32 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
10 27 (2.36%) Virtual Team
11 26 (2.27%) Algorithms
12 23 (2.01%) Data Centre
12 23 (2.01%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (0.87%) PKI
15 9 (0.79%) Internet of Things
16 8 (0.70%) Infotainment
16 8 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 303 (26.44%) Linux
2 147 (12.83%) Windows
3 58 (5.06%) Android
4 55 (4.80%) Unix
5 54 (4.71%) Windows Server
6 26 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.18%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.92%) CentOS
9 21 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.40%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.05%) SUSE
11 12 (1.05%) Tizen
12 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.26%) AIX
14 2 (0.17%) Debian
14 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.087%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.087%) Fedora
15 1 (0.087%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.087%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (51.05%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (24.96%) Software Engineering
3 284 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
4 186 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
5 185 (16.14%) TDD
6 184 (16.06%) Test Automation
7 181 (15.79%) Microservices
8 180 (15.71%) Open Source
9 134 (11.69%) Mentoring
10 120 (10.47%) Scrum
11 115 (10.03%) BDD
12 104 (9.08%) OO
13 98 (8.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 93 (8.12%) MVC
15 90 (7.85%) Configuration Management
16 88 (7.68%) Coaching
17 87 (7.59%) Deployment Automation
18 86 (7.50%) SOA
19 76 (6.63%) SDLC
20 74 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (25.57%) Java
2 229 (19.98%) Python
3 202 (17.63%) JavaScript
4 195 (17.02%) C#
5 174 (15.18%) SQL
6 117 (10.21%) Bash Shell
7 83 (7.24%) C++
7 83 (7.24%) PHP
8 80 (6.98%) Ruby
9 68 (5.93%) C
10 66 (5.76%) PowerShell
11 64 (5.58%) Java 8
12 28 (2.44%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 25 (2.18%) Perl
15 21 (1.83%) Go
16 18 (1.57%) Scala
17 13 (1.13%) Java 9
18 12 (1.05%) Assembly Language
18 12 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 101 (8.81%) Degree
2 44 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.44%) AWS Certification
4 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.70%) CCNA
5 8 (0.70%) CCNP
5 8 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.44%) MCSD
7 5 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.35%) MBA
8 4 (0.35%) RHCE
8 4 (0.35%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.35%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.17%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.087%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.77%) QA
2 26 (2.27%) SLA
3 20 (1.75%) GDPR
4 13 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.70%) ISO 22301
5 8 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.087%) GxP
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.087%) PMO
7 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.087%) WCAG
System Software
1 266 (23.21%) Docker
2 50 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.70%) vSphere
7 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.44%) etcd
8 4 (0.35%) Varnish
8 4 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.17%) XenApp
10 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 184 (16.06%) Ansible
2 166 (14.49%) Terraform
3 149 (13.00%) Kubernetes
4 129 (11.26%) Puppet
5 114 (9.95%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (2.44%) Salt
7 23 (2.01%) Kibana
8 17 (1.48%) Consul
9 16 (1.40%) logstash
10 14 (1.22%) Packer
10 14 (1.22%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (1.13%) Grafana
12 12 (1.05%) Istio
13 10 (0.87%) SCCM
14 8 (0.70%) BladeLogic
14 8 (0.70%) Graphite
14 8 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.61%) CFEngine
15 7 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 189 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 102 (8.90%) Google
3 67 (5.85%) VMware
4 34 (2.97%) BT
5 33 (2.88%) New Relic
6 32 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 27 (2.36%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.09%) Adobe
10 23 (2.01%) Splunk
11 21 (1.83%) SAP
12 20 (1.75%) IBM
12 20 (1.75%) Rackspace
13 19 (1.66%) AppDynamics
14 18 (1.57%) Cisco
14 18 (1.57%) Nimsoft
15 15 (1.31%) Oracle
16 12 (1.05%) QNX
16 12 (1.05%) Sitecore
16 12 (1.05%) Trend Micro