Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 20 33
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 +59
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 998 1,102 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.43% 9.72% 6.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.20% 10.65% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 760 917 664
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,075
90th Percentile £78,250 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,733 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.41% +3.57% +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 8,909 10,350 12,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.09% 91.29% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7,051 8,347 9,606
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +1 702 £52,500 -0.80% 161
Cheshire +11 168 £52,500 -4.55% 34
Lancashire +32 60 £60,000 - 8
Merseyside +30 60 £56,250 +32.35% 12
Cumbria - 8 £35,000 - 4
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 498 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (37.58%) Azure
3 360 (36.07%) AWS
4 255 (25.55%) Docker
5 250 (25.05%) Linux
6 222 (22.24%) .NET
7 220 (22.04%) Python
8 204 (20.44%) C#
9 192 (19.24%) TDD
10 180 (18.04%) Java
11 179 (17.94%) Terraform
12 178 (17.84%) JavaScript
13 175 (17.54%) SQL
13 175 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 173 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
15 169 (16.93%) Software Engineering
16 166 (16.63%) Test Automation
17 164 (16.43%) Jenkins
18 160 (16.03%) Scrum
19 159 (15.93%) Kubernetes
20 157 (15.73%) Git (software)
21 155 (15.53%) Microservices
22 144 (14.43%) Ansible
23 131 (13.13%) Mentoring
24 123 (12.32%) Finance
25 122 (12.22%) CSS
26 121 (12.12%) SQL Server
27 120 (12.02%) HTML
27 120 (12.02%) JIRA
28 119 (11.92%) Windows

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 63 (6.31%) Confluence
2 27 (2.71%) IIS
3 18 (1.80%) Apache
4 15 (1.50%) CMS
5 14 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.30%) Umbraco
7 9 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.80%) nginx
8 8 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.40%) Liferay
11 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.20%) JBoss
12 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.40%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.70%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 375 (37.58%) Azure
2 360 (36.07%) AWS
3 90 (9.02%) GCP
4 71 (7.11%) Serverless
5 69 (6.91%) Amazon EC2
6 66 (6.61%) PaaS
7 59 (5.91%) GitHub
8 58 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 57 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
10 55 (5.51%) SaaS
11 51 (5.11%) Amazon S3
12 49 (4.91%) IaaS
13 30 (3.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 28 (2.81%) Slack
15 27 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 25 (2.51%) Amazon SQS
17 23 (2.30%) Datadog
18 22 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 21 (2.10%) Amazon ECS
19 21 (2.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.41%) DNS
2 33 (3.31%) Firewall
3 18 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.50%) DHCP
5 12 (1.20%) VLAN
5 12 (1.20%) VPN
6 8 (0.80%) SMTP
7 7 (0.70%) Skype
7 7 (0.70%) WAN
8 6 (0.60%) Wireless
9 5 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.40%) Network Security
11 3 (0.30%) ATM
11 3 (0.30%) HTTP
11 3 (0.30%) SNMP
11 3 (0.30%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.20%) VoIP
13 1 (0.10%) FTP
13 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.01%) NoSQL
3 50 (5.01%) MongoDB
4 47 (4.71%) MySQL
5 46 (4.61%) Amazon RDS
6 39 (3.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 36 (3.61%) Big Data
8 31 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.10%) DB2
9 11 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.90%) MariaDB
11 9 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.80%) Redis
12 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (0.70%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 164 (16.43%) Jenkins
2 157 (15.73%) Git (software)
3 120 (12.02%) JIRA
4 60 (6.01%) Selenium
5 54 (5.41%) GitLab
6 41 (4.11%) Maven
7 34 (3.41%) TeamCity
8 30 (3.01%) JUnit
8 30 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (2.20%) Artifactory
10 22 (2.20%) Bitbucket
11 21 (2.10%) Gatling
11 21 (2.10%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (1.50%) webpack
14 14 (1.40%) REST Assured
14 14 (1.40%) Subversion
15 10 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 123 (12.32%) Finance
2 93 (9.32%) Banking
3 73 (7.31%) Retail
4 33 (3.31%) Public Sector
5 18 (1.80%) Automotive
6 17 (1.70%) Law
7 14 (1.40%) Marketing
8 11 (1.10%) Games
9 9 (0.90%) Legal
9 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.60%) Local Government
10 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.40%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
14 1 (0.10%) Military
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 327 (32.77%) Developer
2 206 (20.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 100 (10.02%) Senior Developer
4 90 (9.02%) .NET Developer
5 86 (8.62%) Software Engineer
6 54 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 53 (5.31%) Software Developer
8 52 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
9 50 (5.01%) C# Developer
9 50 (5.01%) Java Developer
10 47 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 47 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
11 40 (4.01%) Azure Engineer
11 40 (4.01%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 37 (3.71%) Consultant
13 36 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
14 35 (3.51%) Architect
15 34 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 32 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
16 32 (3.21%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (22.24%) .NET
2 122 (12.22%) CSS
3 120 (12.02%) HTML
4 109 (10.92%) Web Services
5 107 (10.72%) .NET Core
6 93 (9.32%) AngularJS
7 88 (8.82%) ASP.NET
8 71 (7.11%) React
8 71 (7.11%) RESTful
9 68 (6.81%) Node.js
10 59 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 57 (5.71%) JSON
12 49 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (4.61%) .NET Framework
14 41 (4.11%) XML
15 40 (4.01%) REST
16 33 (3.31%) jQuery
17 32 (3.21%) Spring
18 30 (3.01%) HTML5
19 29 (2.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.51%) User Experience
4 50 (5.01%) Smartphone
5 47 (4.71%) Mobile App
6 45 (4.51%) Public Cloud
7 42 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (3.01%) Data Centre
9 28 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
11 26 (2.61%) Virtual Team
12 25 (2.51%) Cloud Native
13 24 (2.40%) Private Cloud
14 22 (2.20%) Algorithms
14 22 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
15 21 (2.10%) Management Information System
16 17 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
17 15 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
18 13 (1.30%) Wiki
19 9 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 250 (25.05%) Linux
2 119 (11.92%) Windows
3 44 (4.41%) Unix
4 42 (4.21%) Android
5 35 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 34 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (3.01%) CentOS
8 26 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.80%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.60%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.50%) Tizen
12 13 (1.30%) Debian
13 10 (1.00%) SUSE
14 7 (0.70%) VMS
15 6 (0.60%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.50%) AIX
17 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
19 1 (0.10%) Kali Linux
19 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (19.24%) TDD
3 173 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
4 169 (16.93%) Software Engineering
5 166 (16.63%) Test Automation
6 160 (16.03%) Scrum
7 155 (15.53%) Microservices
8 131 (13.13%) Mentoring
9 109 (10.92%) Open Source
10 102 (10.22%) BDD
11 95 (9.52%) Coaching
12 94 (9.42%) MVC
12 94 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
13 84 (8.42%) Configuration Management
14 82 (8.22%) OO
14 82 (8.22%) SDLC
15 68 (6.81%) Infrastructure as Code
15 68 (6.81%) Kanban
16 67 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 67 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 220 (22.04%) Python
2 204 (20.44%) C#
3 180 (18.04%) Java
4 178 (17.84%) JavaScript
5 175 (17.54%) SQL
6 81 (8.12%) Bash Shell
7 68 (6.81%) C
8 65 (6.51%) C++
8 65 (6.51%) PHP
8 65 (6.51%) PowerShell
9 46 (4.61%) Ruby
10 42 (4.21%) Shell Script
11 35 (3.51%) TypeScript
12 28 (2.81%) Java 8
13 20 (2.00%) Go
14 18 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.20%) Groovy
15 12 (1.20%) Scala
16 11 (1.10%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (5.51%) Degree
2 22 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 10 (1.00%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.80%) MCSD
7 8 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.60%) MCSE
9 5 (0.50%) MCSA
10 4 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.20%) HND
12 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.10%) CEH
13 1 (0.10%) GCIH
13 1 (0.10%) GIAC
13 1 (0.10%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (10.02%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.50%) ISO 26262
3 5 (0.50%) SLA
4 4 (0.40%) GDPR
5 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) PMO
6 2 (0.20%) TickIT
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 255 (25.55%) Docker
2 60 (6.01%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.81%) vSphere
4 21 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.20%) XenApp
7 9 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.80%) NFS
8 8 (0.80%) Samba
9 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.20%) KVM
10 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.10%) RACF
11 1 (0.10%) Varnish
11 1 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 179 (17.94%) Terraform
2 159 (15.93%) Kubernetes
3 144 (14.43%) Ansible
4 117 (11.72%) Puppet
5 63 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.31%) SCCM
7 30 (3.01%) Nagios
8 15 (1.50%) Prometheus
9 14 (1.40%) WSUS
10 12 (1.20%) Grafana
10 12 (1.20%) Packer
10 12 (1.20%) SCOM
10 12 (1.20%) SCOrch
10 12 (1.20%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.10%) Kibana
12 10 (1.00%) Graphite
13 9 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (0.90%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.90%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.80%) Cacti
Vendors
1 175 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.91%) VMware
3 54 (5.41%) Google
4 52 (5.21%) Oracle
5 22 (2.20%) Red Hat
5 22 (2.20%) ServiceNow
6 19 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 19 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.70%) Dynatrace
8 16 (1.60%) Sitecore
9 15 (1.50%) QNX
10 14 (1.40%) Citrix
11 12 (1.20%) HP
11 12 (1.20%) SAP
12 10 (1.00%) Cisco
13 9 (0.90%) hybris
14 8 (0.80%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.70%) Intapp
15 7 (0.70%) McAfee
15 7 (0.70%) Virgin Media