Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 51 106
Rank change year-on-year +28 +55 +152
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,126 687 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.08% 5.32% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 5.84% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 902 559 247
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 11,342 11,771 10,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.46% 91.22% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,134 9,639 8,426
North West median annual salary £44,471 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.18% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,125
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,332 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +16 785 £55,000 +10.00% 156
Cheshire +69 276 £52,500 +26.51% 34
Merseyside +28 41 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Lancashire +10 13 £37,500 +25.00% 8
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 696 (61.81%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (43.25%) Amazon AWS
3 471 (41.83%) Linux
4 412 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
5 391 (34.72%) Java
6 333 (29.57%) Jenkins
7 324 (28.77%) Ansible
8 311 (27.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 308 (27.35%) Python
10 288 (25.58%) Scrum
11 286 (25.40%) Opscode Chef
12 275 (24.42%) Docker
13 271 (24.07%) Puppet
14 270 (23.98%) Software Engineering
15 259 (23.00%) Windows
16 245 (21.76%) TDD
17 236 (20.96%) Git (software)
18 218 (19.36%) Finance
19 195 (17.32%) JavaScript
20 185 (16.43%) SQL
21 176 (15.63%) .NET
22 175 (15.54%) Microsoft
23 163 (14.48%) Configuration Management
24 161 (14.30%) Web Services
25 160 (14.21%) Microservices
26 151 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
27 145 (12.88%) Test Automation
28 144 (12.79%) Kubernetes
29 138 (12.26%) C#
30 135 (11.99%) Terraform

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 (7.37%) Confluence
2 61 (5.42%) Apache
3 51 (4.53%) IIS
4 31 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.49%) nginx
6 26 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.78%) CMS
7 20 (1.78%) JBoss
8 18 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (1.24%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.15%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.07%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.80%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.80%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.71%) SAS
15 5 (0.44%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.44%) Drupal
16 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Camtasia
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) GIMP
3 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.089%) Blender
5 1 (0.089%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.62%) Magento
4 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.089%) Shopify
6 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 487 (43.25%) Amazon AWS
2 311 (27.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (8.70%) SaaS
4 86 (7.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 83 (7.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 67 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
7 56 (4.97%) Amazon S3
8 54 (4.80%) OpenShift
9 51 (4.53%) IaaS
10 46 (4.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 44 (3.91%) NuGet
12 42 (3.73%) PaaS
13 34 (3.02%) Amazon SQS
13 34 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
14 32 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
15 28 (2.49%) Serverless
16 22 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (1.60%) Office 365
18 17 (1.51%) GitHub
19 14 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.64%) Internet
2 39 (3.46%) DNS
3 38 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 33 (2.93%) HTTP
5 19 (1.69%) Firewall
5 19 (1.69%) SSL
6 14 (1.24%) SAN
7 10 (0.89%) Broadband
8 9 (0.80%) VPN
9 6 (0.53%) DHCP
10 5 (0.44%) LAN
10 5 (0.44%) RTP
10 5 (0.44%) VoIP
10 5 (0.44%) WAN
11 4 (0.36%) Network Security
12 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.27%) NAS
12 3 (0.27%) SMTP
12 3 (0.27%) VSAN
13 2 (0.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.92%) MySQL
2 79 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 62 (5.51%) Big Data
3 62 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (5.24%) MongoDB
5 56 (4.97%) Amazon RDS
6 55 (4.88%) NoSQL
7 37 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 36 (3.20%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (1.87%) Redis
10 19 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.89%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.71%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.71%) Neo4j
15 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 333 (29.57%) Jenkins
2 236 (20.96%) Git (software)
3 94 (8.35%) JIRA
4 78 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 69 (6.13%) TeamCity
6 64 (5.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 56 (4.97%) Maven
8 47 (4.17%) Selenium
9 45 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 43 (3.82%) Vagrant
11 40 (3.55%) SonarQube
12 37 (3.29%) Gradle
13 31 (2.75%) Bitbucket
14 26 (2.31%) Subversion
15 25 (2.22%) Cucumber
16 24 (2.13%) JUnit
17 16 (1.42%) Hudson
17 16 (1.42%) MSTest
18 15 (1.33%) Ant
18 15 (1.33%) NUnit
General
1 218 (19.36%) Finance
2 98 (8.70%) Banking
3 63 (5.60%) Retail
4 52 (4.62%) Marketing
5 48 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 48 (4.26%) Law
6 41 (3.64%) Manufacturing
7 34 (3.02%) Electronics
8 29 (2.58%) Telecoms
9 26 (2.31%) Advertising
10 15 (1.33%) Games
11 12 (1.07%) Automotive
12 10 (0.89%) Local Government
13 8 (0.71%) Military
14 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 5 (0.44%) Legal
15 4 (0.36%) French Language
15 4 (0.36%) German Language
15 4 (0.36%) Japanese Language
16 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 372 (33.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 212 (18.83%) Developer
3 104 (9.24%) Software Engineer
4 94 (8.35%) Senior DevOps
5 81 (7.19%) Architect
6 76 (6.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 74 (6.57%) Lead DevOps
8 72 (6.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 65 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
9 65 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
10 64 (5.68%) Java Developer
10 64 (5.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 60 (5.33%) AWS DevOps
12 57 (5.06%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 57 (5.06%) Team Leader
13 55 (4.88%) Senior Developer
14 53 (4.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 53 (4.71%) Java Engineer
15 47 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
15 47 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (15.63%) .NET
2 161 (14.30%) Web Services
3 129 (11.46%) Spring
4 106 (9.41%) Node.js
5 83 (7.37%) AngularJS
5 83 (7.37%) HTML
5 83 (7.37%) React
6 81 (7.19%) CSS
7 72 (6.39%) RESTful
8 56 (4.97%) REST
9 47 (4.17%) SOAP
10 46 (4.09%) Spring Boot
11 45 (4.00%) Hibernate
12 42 (3.73%) XML
13 40 (3.55%) WCF
14 39 (3.46%) ASP.NET
14 39 (3.46%) LAMP
15 38 (3.37%) Java EE
16 37 (3.29%) jQuery
17 28 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (3.91%) Private Cloud
5 37 (3.29%) User Experience
6 25 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.95%) N-Tier
8 21 (1.87%) Fintech
8 21 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.15%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.98%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.89%) Internet of Things
15 9 (0.80%) Cloud Native
16 7 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 471 (41.83%) Linux
2 259 (23.00%) Windows
3 60 (5.33%) Unix
4 35 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (2.66%) CentOS
7 19 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.60%) Android
9 16 (1.42%) Debian
10 12 (1.07%) AIX
10 12 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.62%) HPUX
12 7 (0.62%) Solaris
12 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.53%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.53%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (61.81%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
3 288 (25.58%) Scrum
4 270 (23.98%) Software Engineering
5 245 (21.76%) TDD
6 163 (14.48%) Configuration Management
7 160 (14.21%) Microservices
8 151 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 145 (12.88%) Test Automation
10 133 (11.81%) Open Source
11 108 (9.59%) MVC
12 100 (8.88%) OO
13 98 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
14 95 (8.44%) BDD
15 89 (7.90%) SDLC
16 83 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 83 (7.37%) Deployment Automation
17 81 (7.19%) E-Commerce
18 80 (7.10%) Mentoring
19 71 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 391 (34.72%) Java
2 308 (27.35%) Python
3 195 (17.32%) JavaScript
4 185 (16.43%) SQL
5 138 (12.26%) C#
6 133 (11.81%) Bash Shell
7 105 (9.33%) Ruby
8 97 (8.61%) C++
9 89 (7.90%) PHP
10 72 (6.39%) PowerShell
11 65 (5.77%) Java 8
12 53 (4.71%) C
13 50 (4.44%) Perl
14 40 (3.55%) Shell Script
15 33 (2.93%) Go
16 29 (2.58%) Scala
17 26 (2.31%) T-SQL
18 20 (1.78%) ES6
19 16 (1.42%) TypeScript
20 15 (1.33%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 127 (11.28%) Degree
2 41 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (3.37%) AWS Certification
4 35 (3.11%) Security Cleared
5 21 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.69%) MCSE
8 16 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.98%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.80%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.71%) MCSA
12 8 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.44%) MCP
13 5 (0.44%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.44%) SAFe Agilist
13 5 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.36%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (10.92%) QA
2 47 (4.17%) GCP
3 20 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.42%) SLA
5 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) GDPR
7 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.089%) GPG13
8 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 275 (24.42%) Docker
2 102 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (7.82%) Active Directory
4 87 (7.73%) Hyper-V
5 61 (5.42%) Xen
6 59 (5.24%) VirtualBox
7 40 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.60%) KVM
9 14 (1.24%) vSphere
10 8 (0.71%) XenServer
11 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.36%) pfSense
12 4 (0.36%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.27%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.27%) LXC
13 3 (0.27%) Varnish
14 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.089%) Kamailio
15 1 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 324 (28.77%) Ansible
2 286 (25.40%) Opscode Chef
3 271 (24.07%) Puppet
4 144 (12.79%) Kubernetes
5 135 (11.99%) Terraform
6 46 (4.09%) Salt
7 39 (3.46%) Packer
8 30 (2.66%) Nagios
9 22 (1.95%) Prometheus
10 19 (1.69%) Kibana
11 16 (1.42%) Consul
12 14 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (0.98%) Rancher
14 10 (0.89%) Graphite
15 9 (0.80%) logstash
16 7 (0.62%) SCCM
16 7 (0.62%) ZABBIX
17 6 (0.53%) Opsview
17 6 (0.53%) Tivoli
17 6 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 175 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 132 (11.72%) VMware
3 99 (8.79%) Google
4 82 (7.28%) Oracle
5 46 (4.09%) Red Hat
6 45 (4.00%) New Relic
7 38 (3.37%) SAP
8 32 (2.84%) Trend Micro
9 30 (2.66%) IBM
10 19 (1.69%) Splunk
11 16 (1.42%) SaltStack
12 15 (1.33%) Citrix
12 15 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.24%) Cisco
14 13 (1.15%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.07%) hybris
15 12 (1.07%) Rackspace
15 12 (1.07%) Sitecore
15 12 (1.07%) Xamarin
16 11 (0.98%) Capita