Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 35 85
Rank change year-on-year +15 +50 +95
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,092 889 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.66% 6.82% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.61% 7.44% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 903 656 370
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,375 £67,625
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 10,292 11,946 11,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.07% 91.64% 91.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8,265 9,514 9,447
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +13 834 £55,000 +10.00% 109
Cheshire +20 198 £55,000 +10.00% 25
Merseyside -3 38 £42,500 - 12
Lancashire +20 19 £60,000 +4.35% 13
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 645 (59.07%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (51.37%) Amazon AWS
3 412 (37.73%) Linux
4 401 (36.72%) Java
5 372 (34.07%) Python
6 335 (30.68%) Docker
6 335 (30.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 308 (28.21%) Ansible
8 298 (27.29%) Jenkins
8 298 (27.29%) Continuous Integration
9 286 (26.19%) Puppet
10 256 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
11 244 (22.34%) Software Engineering
12 225 (20.60%) Configuration Management
13 211 (19.32%) Scrum
14 208 (19.05%) TDD
15 190 (17.40%) Open Source
16 185 (16.94%) Windows
17 176 (16.12%) Git (software)
18 168 (15.38%) SQL
18 168 (15.38%) Finance
19 167 (15.29%) Kubernetes
20 166 (15.20%) OO
21 161 (14.74%) Terraform
22 153 (14.01%) AWS CloudFormation
23 151 (13.83%) JavaScript
24 147 (13.46%) Web Services
24 147 (13.46%) Degree
25 146 (13.37%) Test Automation
26 140 (12.82%) JIRA

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 89 (8.15%) Apache
2 86 (7.88%) Confluence
3 54 (4.95%) Apache Spark
4 44 (4.03%) IIS
5 29 (2.66%) Apache Solr
6 28 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 27 (2.47%) JBoss
8 26 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.83%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.01%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.92%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.64%) CMS
16 6 (0.55%) nginx
16 6 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
17 4 (0.37%) Drupal
17 4 (0.37%) Jetty
17 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Camtasia
2 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Magento
1 4 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 561 (51.37%) Amazon AWS
2 335 (30.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (14.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 105 (9.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 98 (8.97%) Amazon EC2
6 78 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
7 58 (5.31%) SaaS
8 56 (5.13%) Amazon S3
9 47 (4.30%) Amazon SQS
10 45 (4.12%) OpenShift
11 42 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (3.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 38 (3.48%) Amazon EMR
14 37 (3.39%) PaaS
15 34 (3.11%) GitHub
16 28 (2.56%) IaaS
17 20 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (1.83%) Serverless
18 16 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
19 13 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.68%) Internet
2 40 (3.66%) Firewall
3 23 (2.11%) VPN
4 19 (1.74%) DNS
5 12 (1.10%) SSL
6 11 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.82%) VoIP
8 7 (0.64%) DHCP
9 6 (0.55%) LAN
9 6 (0.55%) WAN
10 5 (0.46%) HTTP
10 5 (0.46%) PPP
10 5 (0.46%) SAN
10 5 (0.46%) VSAN
11 4 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.37%) Skype
12 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.27%) OpenVPN
13 2 (0.18%) Broadband
13 2 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (10.62%) MongoDB
2 104 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 90 (8.24%) Hadoop
4 85 (7.78%) Big Data
5 74 (6.78%) MySQL
6 64 (5.86%) SQL Server
7 56 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
8 48 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 47 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
11 38 (3.48%) Amazon Athena
11 38 (3.48%) Flink
12 13 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (1.19%) Neo4j
13 12 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.10%) MariaDB
13 12 (1.10%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.73%) Redis
15 7 (0.64%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 298 (27.29%) Jenkins
2 176 (16.12%) Git (software)
3 140 (12.82%) JIRA
4 135 (12.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 135 (12.36%) TeamCity
5 110 (10.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 68 (6.23%) Selenium
7 52 (4.76%) Gradle
8 49 (4.49%) Cucumber
9 44 (4.03%) JUnit
9 44 (4.03%) Maven
10 37 (3.39%) Bitbucket
11 27 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 26 (2.38%) Vagrant
13 25 (2.29%) Subversion
14 23 (2.11%) SoapUI
15 22 (2.01%) gulp
15 22 (2.01%) Hudson
16 20 (1.83%) JMeter
17 19 (1.74%) EasyMock
General
1 168 (15.38%) Finance
2 72 (6.59%) Banking
2 72 (6.59%) Retail
3 56 (5.13%) Law
4 35 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 34 (3.11%) Marketing
6 23 (2.11%) Advertising
7 22 (2.01%) Games
7 22 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.92%) Military
9 18 (1.65%) Electronics
10 9 (0.82%) Automotive
11 8 (0.73%) Local Government
12 6 (0.55%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.46%) Legal
13 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Front Office
15 1 (0.092%) French Language
15 1 (0.092%) German Language
Job Titles
1 350 (32.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 208 (19.05%) Developer
3 109 (9.98%) Software Engineer
4 88 (8.06%) Java Developer
4 88 (8.06%) Java Engineer
5 75 (6.87%) Architect
6 74 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
7 67 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
8 63 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
9 62 (5.68%) Java Software Engineer
10 60 (5.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 51 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 50 (4.58%) Consultant
13 49 (4.49%) Agile Developer
14 48 (4.40%) AWS DevOps
15 47 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 44 (4.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 40 (3.66%) .NET Developer
18 39 (3.57%) DevOps Manager
19 37 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (13.46%) Web Services
2 136 (12.45%) Spring
3 122 (11.17%) .NET
4 112 (10.26%) AngularJS
5 102 (9.34%) Node.js
6 89 (8.15%) HTML
7 79 (7.23%) React
7 79 (7.23%) RESTful
8 72 (6.59%) CSS
9 65 (5.95%) Kafka
10 47 (4.30%) jQuery
11 45 (4.12%) REST
12 41 (3.75%) Spring Boot
13 38 (3.48%) Spark Streaming
14 37 (3.39%) HTML5
15 36 (3.30%) ASP.NET
15 36 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
15 36 (3.30%) Hibernate
16 31 (2.84%) SOAP
17 30 (2.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.14%) Internet of Things
2 62 (5.68%) User Experience
3 57 (5.22%) Cloud Native
4 54 (4.95%) Fintech
4 54 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (4.58%) Private Cloud
6 48 (4.40%) Public Cloud
7 47 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
9 25 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 18 (1.65%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.47%) Data Centre
13 15 (1.37%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 15 (1.37%) Wiki
14 13 (1.19%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.92%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
17 8 (0.73%) NHS
18 7 (0.64%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 412 (37.73%) Linux
2 185 (16.94%) Windows
3 54 (4.95%) CentOS
4 52 (4.76%) Unix
5 51 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 25 (2.29%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.28%) Android
9 14 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.19%) Debian
11 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.092%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.092%) Fedora
14 1 (0.092%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.092%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.092%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (59.07%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (27.29%) Continuous Integration
3 244 (22.34%) Software Engineering
4 225 (20.60%) Configuration Management
5 211 (19.32%) Scrum
6 208 (19.05%) TDD
7 190 (17.40%) Open Source
8 166 (15.20%) OO
9 146 (13.37%) Test Automation
10 126 (11.54%) Microservices
11 119 (10.90%) Mentoring
12 92 (8.42%) Computer Science
13 89 (8.15%) BDD
14 83 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
15 74 (6.78%) Wealth Management
16 72 (6.59%) ITIL
17 70 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
17 70 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
18 68 (6.23%) E-Commerce
19 63 (5.77%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 401 (36.72%) Java
2 372 (34.07%) Python
3 168 (15.38%) SQL
4 151 (13.83%) JavaScript
5 135 (12.36%) C#
6 127 (11.63%) Ruby
7 124 (11.36%) Bash Shell
8 88 (8.06%) C++
9 80 (7.33%) Perl
10 78 (7.14%) Java 8
11 66 (6.04%) PHP
12 64 (5.86%) Scala
13 54 (4.95%) PowerShell
14 51 (4.67%) Go
15 26 (2.38%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.83%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.83%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.74%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.10%) C
19 10 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (13.46%) Degree
2 47 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
4 39 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 33 (3.02%) AWS Certification
6 21 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.82%) RHCE
8 9 (0.82%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.64%) OCPJP
11 6 (0.55%) CISSP
11 6 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.46%) GIAC
12 5 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.18%) MCITP
13 2 (0.18%) MCSA
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.092%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.41%) QA
2 21 (1.92%) GDPR
3 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.092%) SLA
System Software
1 335 (30.68%) Docker
2 61 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 57 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.73%) vSphere
8 5 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.37%) Xen
9 4 (0.37%) XenServer
10 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.18%) KVM
12 1 (0.092%) HDFS
12 1 (0.092%) LXC
12 1 (0.092%) pfSense
12 1 (0.092%) RACF
12 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 308 (28.21%) Ansible
2 286 (26.19%) Puppet
3 256 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
4 167 (15.29%) Kubernetes
5 161 (14.74%) Terraform
6 67 (6.14%) Salt
7 47 (4.30%) Packer
8 40 (3.66%) Graphite
9 38 (3.48%) Docker Swarm
10 33 (3.02%) Prometheus
11 31 (2.84%) Grafana
12 26 (2.38%) Consul
13 19 (1.74%) Nagios
14 17 (1.56%) Opsview
14 17 (1.56%) ZABBIX
15 16 (1.47%) Mesos
16 10 (0.92%) Cobbler
16 10 (0.92%) SCCM
17 8 (0.73%) CFEngine
18 5 (0.46%) Kibana
Vendors
1 76 (6.96%) VMware
2 72 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.59%) Google
3 61 (5.59%) Red Hat
4 46 (4.21%) New Relic
5 42 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
6 40 (3.66%) Trend Micro
7 32 (2.93%) Oracle
8 22 (2.01%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.37%) Siemens
10 11 (1.01%) Intapp
10 11 (1.01%) SAP
10 11 (1.01%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.82%) Adobe
11 9 (0.82%) Aquila
11 9 (0.82%) Tableau
12 8 (0.73%) Rackspace
13 6 (0.55%) HP
13 6 (0.55%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.46%) Cisco