Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Tech Ops skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Tech Ops over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Operations (TechOps)
England > North West
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 312 346
Rank change year-on-year +24 +34 -18
Permanent jobs citing Tech Ops 47 54 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.44% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.47% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 48 14
North West median annual salary £33,500 £43,750 £49,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.43% -12.28% +42.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,350 £25,900
90th Percentile £63,100 £65,000 £142,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +17.65%

Tech Ops 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 9,373 11,421 11,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.12% 92.57% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6,969 9,152 9,491
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Tech Ops
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Tech Ops as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Tech Ops in the North West

Tech Ops
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tech Ops in the North West.

Salary trend for Tech Ops in the North West

Tech Ops
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tech Ops in the North West over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Tech Ops in the North West

Tech Ops
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 Tech Ops within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 May 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 +11 33 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheshire +47 6 £18,000 -60.00% 1
Lancashire -4 6 - -
Merseyside +12 2 £27,788 -49.48%
Tech Ops
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT jobs citing Tech Ops 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 Tech Ops.

1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
3 22 (46.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (44.68%) Process Improvement
4 21 (44.68%) Mentoring
4 21 (44.68%) Technical Debt
4 21 (44.68%) Broadband
5 20 (42.55%) .NET
6 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
7 15 (31.91%) Test Automation
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 14 (29.79%) C#
8 14 (29.79%) C++
8 14 (29.79%) Data Modelling
8 14 (29.79%) CA
8 14 (29.79%) Pega
8 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (29.79%) System Testing
8 14 (29.79%) Business Analysis
8 14 (29.79%) WebSphere
8 14 (29.79%) Robotics
8 14 (29.79%) SDLC
8 14 (29.79%) Software Delivery
8 14 (29.79%) Coaching
8 14 (29.79%) CA Service Virtualization
8 14 (29.79%) Software Architecture
9 13 (27.66%) Technical Leadership
9 13 (27.66%) Degree
9 13 (27.66%) Java

Tech Ops
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 14 (29.79%) WebSphere
2 9 (19.15%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.89%) SaaS
3 5 (10.64%) Office 365
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.26%) GitHub
5 2 (4.26%) Serverless
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (44.68%) Broadband
2 7 (14.89%) Network Security
3 5 (10.64%) Internet
4 4 (8.51%) DHCP
4 4 (8.51%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (17.02%) Marketing
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) Pega Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Lead Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Principal Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Remedy Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Service Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Services Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.51%) Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (2.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) .NET
2 13 (27.66%) XML
3 7 (14.89%) RESTful
3 7 (14.89%) XSD
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
2 14 (29.79%) Robotics
3 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
4 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (12.77%) User Experience
6 3 (6.38%) Smart Meter
7 2 (4.26%) PKI
8 1 (2.13%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.02%) Linux
4 7 (14.89%) Unix
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 21 (44.68%) Mentoring
2 21 (44.68%) Process Improvement
2 21 (44.68%) Technical Debt
3 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.91%) Test Automation
5 14 (29.79%) Business Analysis
5 14 (29.79%) Coaching
5 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (29.79%) Data Modelling
5 14 (29.79%) SDLC
5 14 (29.79%) Software Architecture
5 14 (29.79%) Software Delivery
5 14 (29.79%) System Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Technical Leadership
7 12 (25.53%) Line Management
7 12 (25.53%) Validation
8 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
9 9 (19.15%) DevOps
9 9 (19.15%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) C#
1 14 (29.79%) C++
2 13 (27.66%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) CISSP
3 2 (4.26%) GCIH
3 2 (4.26%) GIAC
3 2 (4.26%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (6.38%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) Terraform
3 2 (4.26%) Grafana
3 2 (4.26%) Kibana
3 2 (4.26%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) CA
2 14 (29.79%) Pega
3 7 (14.89%) Remedy
3 7 (14.89%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.77%) BMC
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Ubiquiti
6 2 (4.26%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.26%) New Relic
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) VMware