Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 109 195
Rank change year-on-year +66 +86 +137
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 791 345 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.20% 2.83% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 3.17% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 607 305 164
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,800
90th Percentile £69,500 £65,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11432 10869 11774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.61% 89.28% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9079 9097 9648
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +40 625 £50,000 +5.26% 49
Cheshire +57 103 £48,500 +29.33% 5
Merseyside +29 49 £40,000 -38.46%
Lancashire -1 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 526 (66.50%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (45.51%) Linux
3 293 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
4 274 (34.64%) Puppet
5 255 (32.24%) Java
6 216 (27.31%) Scrum
6 216 (27.31%) Opscode Chef
7 209 (26.42%) Python
7 209 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
8 203 (25.66%) Microsoft Azure
9 180 (22.76%) Jenkins
10 177 (22.38%) SQL
11 165 (20.86%) JavaScript
12 162 (20.48%) Windows
13 160 (20.23%) TDD
13 160 (20.23%) Ansible
14 158 (19.97%) .NET
15 153 (19.34%) Software Engineering
16 146 (18.46%) Web Services
17 134 (16.94%) Git (software)
18 130 (16.43%) Finance
19 129 (16.31%) MySQL
20 123 (15.55%) HTML
21 121 (15.30%) Unix
22 119 (15.04%) SQL Server
22 119 (15.04%) CSS
23 111 (14.03%) PHP
24 110 (13.91%) Docker
25 108 (13.65%) Configuration Management
26 107 (13.53%) MVC

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 87 (11.00%) Apache
2 38 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 38 (4.80%) OpenStack
3 35 (4.42%) Confluence
4 32 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 24 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (2.91%) CloudStack
7 21 (2.65%) IIS
8 17 (2.15%) nginx
9 12 (1.52%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.01%) CMS
11 7 (0.88%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.88%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.88%) Drupal
11 7 (0.88%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.51%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.38%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.38%) JBoss
13 3 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.38%) Camtasia
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.02%) Magento
2 5 (0.63%) BASE24
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.38%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 293 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (25.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (8.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 45 (5.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 40 (5.06%) GitHub
6 27 (3.41%) OpenShift
7 22 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (2.78%) SaaS
8 19 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (2.28%) Serverless
10 15 (1.90%) Office 365
11 14 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.39%) PaaS
14 10 (1.26%) iPaaS
15 7 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.92%) HTTP
2 25 (3.16%) Internet
3 14 (1.77%) SAN
4 12 (1.52%) Firewall
5 9 (1.14%) LDAP
6 7 (0.88%) ATM
6 7 (0.88%) VPN
6 7 (0.88%) WinSCP
7 6 (0.76%) DNS
8 5 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.51%) Broadband
9 4 (0.51%) IPsec
9 4 (0.51%) LAN
9 4 (0.51%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.38%) AMQP
10 3 (0.38%) DHCP
10 3 (0.38%) Network Security
10 3 (0.38%) SSL
11 2 (0.25%) PBX
11 2 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (16.31%) MySQL
2 119 (15.04%) SQL Server
3 86 (10.87%) Big Data
4 78 (9.86%) Hadoop
5 49 (6.19%) Relational Database
6 47 (5.94%) MongoDB
7 45 (5.69%) NoSQL
8 38 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.02%) CouchDB
11 13 (1.64%) Redis
12 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.26%) SAP Data Services
14 10 (1.26%) SAP HANA
15 9 (1.14%) GIS
16 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.88%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 180 (22.76%) Jenkins
2 134 (16.94%) Git (software)
3 69 (8.72%) JIRA
4 64 (8.09%) Bitbucket
5 44 (5.56%) JUnit
6 37 (4.68%) Vagrant
7 33 (4.17%) Selenium
8 32 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (3.41%) Maven
10 26 (3.29%) Ant
11 24 (3.03%) NuGet
12 23 (2.91%) Eclipse
13 21 (2.65%) Gradle
14 19 (2.40%) IntelliJ
15 17 (2.15%) GitLab
16 16 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (1.90%) Cucumber
17 15 (1.90%) SonarQube
18 14 (1.77%) EasyMock
18 14 (1.77%) TeamCity
General
1 130 (16.43%) Finance
2 65 (8.22%) Marketing
3 62 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 59 (7.46%) Retail
5 52 (6.57%) Electronics
6 49 (6.19%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.41%) Banking
8 17 (2.15%) Games
9 13 (1.64%) Military
10 11 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.01%) Advertising
12 7 (0.88%) Legal
13 6 (0.76%) Automotive
13 6 (0.76%) Publishing
14 5 (0.63%) French Language
14 5 (0.63%) German Language
14 5 (0.63%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.38%) Law
16 2 (0.25%) Back Office
16 2 (0.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 203 (25.66%) Developer
2 191 (24.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 95 (12.01%) Architect
4 71 (8.98%) Software Engineer
5 63 (7.96%) Senior Developer
6 59 (7.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 55 (6.95%) PHP Developer
8 51 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
9 50 (6.32%) Java Developer
10 46 (5.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 45 (5.69%) AWS Engineer
12 43 (5.44%) Java Engineer
13 42 (5.31%) AWS DevOps
14 39 (4.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 37 (4.68%) Lead DevOps
16 36 (4.55%) DevOps Architect
16 36 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
17 32 (4.05%) Administrator
17 32 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
17 32 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (19.97%) .NET
2 146 (18.46%) Web Services
3 123 (15.55%) HTML
4 119 (15.04%) CSS
5 95 (12.01%) Spring
6 86 (10.87%) AngularJS
7 82 (10.37%) RESTful
8 77 (9.73%) jQuery
9 65 (8.22%) Node.js
10 55 (6.95%) ASP.NET
10 55 (6.95%) XML
11 54 (6.83%) HTML5
12 52 (6.57%) Hibernate
12 52 (6.57%) JSON
13 48 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (5.94%) React
14 47 (5.94%) REST
15 46 (5.82%) LAMP
16 44 (5.56%) SOAP
17 42 (5.31%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.59%) iPad
2 46 (5.82%) Public Cloud
3 41 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.80%) User Experience
5 32 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.52%) Life Science
8 12 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.39%) PKI
10 10 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.26%) Wiki
11 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.01%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.76%) Online Banking
14 5 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.63%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.51%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 360 (45.51%) Linux
2 162 (20.48%) Windows
3 121 (15.30%) Unix
4 63 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (7.33%) CentOS
6 29 (3.67%) Windows Server
7 18 (2.28%) Ubuntu
8 16 (2.02%) Android
9 15 (1.90%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.01%) Debian
11 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.51%) AIX
12 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.38%) SUSE
14 2 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.13%) Fedora
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.13%) Solaris
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (66.50%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (27.31%) Scrum
3 209 (26.42%) Continuous Integration
4 160 (20.23%) TDD
5 153 (19.34%) Software Engineering
6 108 (13.65%) Configuration Management
7 107 (13.53%) MVC
7 107 (13.53%) Open Source
8 97 (12.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 91 (11.50%) Test Automation
10 90 (11.38%) OO
11 85 (10.75%) Mentoring
12 84 (10.62%) E-Commerce
13 73 (9.23%) BDD
14 63 (7.96%) Analytics
15 60 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
16 57 (7.21%) Machine Learning
17 55 (6.95%) SDLC
18 51 (6.45%) Microservices
18 51 (6.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 255 (32.24%) Java
2 209 (26.42%) Python
3 177 (22.38%) SQL
4 165 (20.86%) JavaScript
5 111 (14.03%) PHP
6 101 (12.77%) Bash Shell
7 89 (11.25%) Ruby
8 85 (10.75%) C#
9 84 (10.62%) C++
10 73 (9.23%) Shell Script
11 49 (6.19%) C
12 46 (5.82%) PowerShell
13 41 (5.18%) Go
14 30 (3.79%) Perl
15 29 (3.67%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.77%) PHP 7
16 14 (1.77%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.39%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.26%) Scala
19 9 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 107 (13.53%) Degree
2 56 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.28%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.38%) MCSA
8 3 (0.38%) MCSE
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.25%) MCSD
9 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.13%) MCITP
10 1 (0.13%) MCTS
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (10.37%) QA
2 10 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.51%) GCP
4 4 (0.51%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 110 (13.91%) Docker
2 66 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.80%) Xen
5 26 (3.29%) vSphere
6 23 (2.91%) XenServer
7 19 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.90%) VirtualBox
9 13 (1.64%) Active Directory
10 3 (0.38%) vCloud
10 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.25%) Varnish
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.13%) etcd
12 1 (0.13%) flannel
12 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 274 (34.64%) Puppet
2 216 (27.31%) Opscode Chef
3 160 (20.23%) Ansible
4 53 (6.70%) Kubernetes
5 44 (5.56%) Terraform
6 25 (3.16%) Cobbler
6 25 (3.16%) Tivoli
7 22 (2.78%) Mesos
8 20 (2.53%) Salt
9 19 (2.40%) ZABBIX
10 15 (1.90%) Packer
11 11 (1.39%) Ambari
11 11 (1.39%) Kibana
12 10 (1.26%) Nagios
13 7 (0.88%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.76%) SCCM
15 4 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
16 3 (0.38%) Marathon
16 3 (0.38%) rkt
17 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 101 (12.77%) VMware
2 89 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 86 (10.87%) Google
4 76 (9.61%) Oracle
5 69 (8.72%) Red Hat
6 64 (8.09%) SAP
7 40 (5.06%) Zend
8 25 (3.16%) SaltStack
9 24 (3.03%) EnterpriseDB
10 14 (1.77%) Citrix
11 12 (1.52%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.39%) Hortonworks
13 9 (1.14%) IBM
13 9 (1.14%) NetApp
14 8 (1.01%) Apigee
14 8 (1.01%) AppDynamics
14 8 (1.01%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.88%) Cisco
15 7 (0.88%) MuleSoft
15 7 (0.88%) Rackspace