Period
to

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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > North West
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 8 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,676 1,214 593
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 17.58% 16.38% 12.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.20% 17.44% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 894 957 477
10th Percentile £38,386 £37,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 9,208 6,963 4,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 96.61% 93.94% 93.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,752 5,213 3,631
10th Percentile £30,363 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £39,316
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,543 £63,158 £60,125
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in the North West.

Salary trend for DevOps in the North West

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester -1 1,074 £57,500 -2.54% 131
Cheshire +18 270 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Merseyside +16 251 £60,000 +4.35% 11
Lancashire -14 70 £55,000 +29.41% 4
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 1,126 (67.18%) Azure
2 1,114 (66.47%) Agile
3 703 (41.95%) AWS
4 596 (35.56%) Microsoft
5 548 (32.70%) Terraform
6 516 (30.79%) Kubernetes
7 510 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 501 (29.89%) React
9 486 (29.00%) CI/CD
10 472 (28.16%) C#
11 469 (27.98%) Azure DevOps
12 461 (27.51%) Git (software)
13 451 (26.91%) .NET
14 443 (26.43%) Social Skills
15 436 (26.01%) SQL
15 436 (26.01%) Python
16 433 (25.84%) Docker
17 412 (24.58%) Java
17 412 (24.58%) Serverless
18 385 (22.97%) Software Engineering
19 370 (22.08%) Microservices
20 362 (21.60%) SQL Server
21 325 (19.39%) GCP
22 323 (19.27%) CSS
23 319 (19.03%) .NET Core
24 290 (17.30%) HTML
25 277 (16.53%) MVC
26 275 (16.41%) .NET Framework
27 274 (16.35%) TDD
28 259 (15.45%) Linux

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 67 (4.00%) Confluence
2 25 (1.49%) Apache
3 16 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.84%) CMS
4 14 (0.84%) IIS
4 14 (0.84%) Umbraco
5 11 (0.66%) Sitefinity
6 10 (0.60%) nginx
7 7 (0.42%) JBoss
8 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.12%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.060%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.060%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.060%) Drupal
11 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Fuse
11 1 (0.060%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.12%) GIMP
3 2 (0.12%) Maple
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.12%) Pixelmator
3 2 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.060%) Magento
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.060%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 1,126 (67.18%) Azure
2 703 (41.95%) AWS
3 469 (27.98%) Azure DevOps
4 412 (24.58%) Serverless
5 325 (19.39%) GCP
6 248 (14.80%) Azure Functions
7 233 (13.90%) Azure Service Bus
8 143 (8.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 115 (6.86%) SaaS
10 110 (6.56%) GitHub
11 102 (6.09%) AWS Lambda
12 76 (4.53%) PaaS
13 63 (3.76%) IaaS
14 62 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
15 59 (3.52%) Amazon S3
16 52 (3.10%) Amazon SQS
16 52 (3.10%) Microsoft 365
17 44 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
18 41 (2.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 36 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.39%) DNS
2 34 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 28 (1.67%) HTTP
3 28 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.55%) Internet
5 24 (1.43%) DHCP
6 21 (1.25%) Firewall
7 15 (0.89%) WAN
8 12 (0.72%) FTP
9 11 (0.66%) IPsec
10 9 (0.54%) SD-WAN
11 8 (0.48%) LAN
12 7 (0.42%) SAN
12 7 (0.42%) SNMP
12 7 (0.42%) VSAN
13 6 (0.36%) VPN
14 4 (0.24%) AMQP
15 3 (0.18%) MPLS
15 3 (0.18%) Network Security
15 3 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.92%) MySQL
3 113 (6.74%) Big Data
4 90 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 87 (5.19%) NoSQL
6 84 (5.01%) MongoDB
7 61 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
8 45 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (2.33%) DynamoDB
10 36 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 35 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 32 (1.91%) Data Lake
13 29 (1.73%) Power BI
14 27 (1.61%) Amazon Athena
15 22 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (1.31%) Redis
16 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 461 (27.51%) Git (software)
2 258 (15.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 218 (13.01%) Jenkins
4 112 (6.68%) JIRA
5 80 (4.77%) Travis CI
6 77 (4.59%) GitLab
7 69 (4.12%) TeamCity
8 54 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 45 (2.68%) Cypress.io
10 40 (2.39%) IBM UrbanCode
11 28 (1.67%) Bitbucket
11 28 (1.67%) SonarQube
12 22 (1.31%) Selenium
13 20 (1.19%) Maven
14 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 16 (0.95%) Spinnaker
16 15 (0.89%) Lerna
16 15 (0.89%) Postman
17 11 (0.66%) Gradle
18 10 (0.60%) Moq
General
1 443 (26.43%) Social Skills
2 233 (13.90%) Finance
3 131 (7.82%) Games
4 79 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (4.47%) Automotive
6 73 (4.36%) Public Sector
7 60 (3.58%) Banking
8 59 (3.52%) Marketing
9 56 (3.34%) Law
10 55 (3.28%) Retail
11 49 (2.92%) Legal
12 45 (2.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 30 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
14 29 (1.73%) Manufacturing
15 20 (1.19%) Advertising
16 19 (1.13%) Aerospace
17 18 (1.07%) Telecoms
18 17 (1.01%) Financial Institution
18 17 (1.01%) Publishing
19 14 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 546 (32.58%) Developer
2 191 (11.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 156 (9.31%) .NET Developer
4 151 (9.01%) Software Engineer
5 141 (8.41%) Senior Developer
6 133 (7.94%) Software Developer
7 78 (4.65%) Architect
7 78 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
8 76 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
8 76 (4.53%) Trainee
9 71 (4.24%) Java Developer
10 61 (3.64%) Analyst
11 52 (3.10%) Consultant
12 51 (3.04%) Senior Software Engineer
13 40 (2.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 39 (2.33%) .NET Software Developer
14 39 (2.33%) Senior DevOps
14 39 (2.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 37 (2.21%) Senior Software Developer
15 37 (2.21%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (29.89%) React
2 451 (26.91%) .NET
3 323 (19.27%) CSS
4 319 (19.03%) .NET Core
5 290 (17.30%) HTML
6 275 (16.41%) .NET Framework
7 257 (15.33%) Entity Framework
8 224 (13.37%) Node.js
9 222 (13.25%) jQuery
10 216 (12.89%) Spring
11 215 (12.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 162 (9.67%) AngularJS
13 131 (7.82%) RESTful
14 99 (5.91%) Kafka
15 92 (5.49%) REST
16 64 (3.82%) Spring Boot
17 63 (3.76%) Web Services
18 50 (2.98%) JSON
18 50 (2.98%) Vue.js
19 47 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.15%) Cloud Native
2 85 (5.07%) Algorithms
3 73 (4.36%) User Experience
4 51 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
5 49 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
6 47 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (2.63%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.57%) Virtual Team
9 42 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 40 (2.39%) Public Cloud
11 34 (2.03%) Data Centre
12 21 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (1.19%) Life Science
13 20 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.19%) PlayStation
13 20 (1.19%) Social Media
14 18 (1.07%) IoT
15 16 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
16 15 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 259 (15.45%) Linux
2 218 (13.01%) Android
3 211 (12.59%) Apple iOS
4 155 (9.25%) Windows
5 75 (4.47%) Unix
6 40 (2.39%) Mesosphere
7 32 (1.91%) Windows Server
8 18 (1.07%) CentOS
9 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
16 1 (0.060%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,114 (66.47%) Agile
2 486 (29.00%) CI/CD
3 385 (22.97%) Software Engineering
4 370 (22.08%) Microservices
5 277 (16.53%) MVC
6 274 (16.35%) TDD
7 255 (15.21%) Mentoring
8 248 (14.80%) User Stories
9 240 (14.32%) Product Roadmap
10 239 (14.26%) Unit Testing
11 229 (13.66%) Infrastructure as Code
12 227 (13.54%) Scrum
13 221 (13.19%) Test Automation
14 216 (12.89%) Process Improvement
15 205 (12.23%) Dependency Injection
16 195 (11.63%) Full Stack Development
17 192 (11.46%) Analytics
17 192 (11.46%) SDLC
18 184 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
19 172 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 510 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 472 (28.16%) C#
3 436 (26.01%) Python
3 436 (26.01%) SQL
4 412 (24.58%) Java
5 178 (10.62%) Go
6 142 (8.47%) TypeScript
7 141 (8.41%) PowerShell
8 103 (6.15%) Bash
9 73 (4.36%) Ruby
10 58 (3.46%) Kotlin
11 52 (3.10%) Scala
12 50 (2.98%) ES6
13 46 (2.74%) C++
14 31 (1.85%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.19%) C
15 20 (1.19%) F#
16 12 (0.72%) Perl
17 9 (0.54%) ES7
17 9 (0.54%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 159 (9.49%) AWS Certification
2 132 (7.88%) Azure Certification
3 99 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 69 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (3.52%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.92%) CISSP
6 49 (2.92%) Degree
7 28 (1.67%) CISMP
7 28 (1.67%) GCIH
7 28 (1.67%) SSCP
8 21 (1.25%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 19 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (1.13%) DBS Check
10 17 (1.01%) CSSLP
11 9 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.42%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.30%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (8.11%) QA
2 74 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (3.82%) PCI DSS
4 34 (2.03%) GRC
4 34 (2.03%) NIST
5 31 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (1.67%) SLA
7 15 (0.89%) Accessibility
8 14 (0.84%) GDPR
9 4 (0.24%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.12%) GxP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.12%) WCAG
11 1 (0.060%) HL7
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.060%) P3O
System Software
1 433 (25.84%) Docker
2 35 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.42%) vSphere
8 5 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.18%) etcd
11 2 (0.12%) Ceph
11 2 (0.12%) Firmware
11 2 (0.12%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.12%) Lustre
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.060%) NFS
Systems Management
1 548 (32.70%) Terraform
2 516 (30.79%) Kubernetes
3 160 (9.55%) Ansible
4 85 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (4.53%) Puppet
6 73 (4.36%) Prometheus
7 60 (3.58%) Consul
8 42 (2.51%) Grafana
9 40 (2.39%) Automic
10 34 (2.03%) Istio
11 26 (1.55%) Nagios
11 26 (1.55%) Nessus
12 16 (0.95%) Kibana
12 16 (0.95%) Sysdig
13 14 (0.84%) logstash
14 10 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (0.60%) Packer
15 4 (0.24%) HP Fortify
15 4 (0.24%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.18%) Cacti
Vendors
1 596 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 219 (13.07%) Xamarin
3 91 (5.43%) Oracle
4 84 (5.01%) Google
5 78 (4.65%) Splunk
6 74 (4.42%) Hitachi
7 58 (3.46%) VMware
8 26 (1.55%) CrowdStrike
9 21 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.19%) Sony
11 19 (1.13%) QinetiQ
12 16 (0.95%) Cisco
13 13 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.72%) Facebook
14 12 (0.72%) IBM
15 11 (0.66%) SolarWinds
16 10 (0.60%) Databricks
17 9 (0.54%) Apple
18 8 (0.48%) Juniper
18 8 (0.48%) Spotify