Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 22 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 +12
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 785 822 597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 17.19% 9.55% 6.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.86% 10.57% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 776 739 546
Median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -8.26% +9.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,163 7,777 9,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.15% 90.33% 92.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,334 6,355 7,157
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,787
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the South West over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the South West

DevOps
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
Bristol +31 293 £52,500 +5.00% 49
Wiltshire +18 156 £52,500 -12.50% 23
Gloucestershire +5 124 £55,000 +4.76% 39
Somerset -4 69 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Dorset +19 57 £52,500 +31.25% 12
Devon +16 37 £47,500 - 11
Cornwall +8 14 £40,000 +31.15% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 South West region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 411 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (48.28%) Azure
3 293 (37.32%) AWS
4 258 (32.87%) Docker
5 243 (30.96%) Scrum
6 241 (30.70%) Linux
7 210 (26.75%) Java
8 197 (25.10%) Python
9 185 (23.57%) Kubernetes
10 182 (23.18%) JavaScript
11 167 (21.27%) Git (software)
12 166 (21.15%) C#
13 161 (20.51%) SQL
14 159 (20.25%) Jenkins
15 157 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 151 (19.24%) Microservices
16 151 (19.24%) Terraform
17 147 (18.73%) Ansible
18 124 (15.80%) Security Cleared
19 119 (15.16%) .NET
20 113 (14.39%) Infrastructure as Code
21 109 (13.89%) SQL Server
22 107 (13.63%) Microsoft
23 106 (13.50%) HTML
24 105 (13.38%) CSS
25 104 (13.25%) Windows
26 103 (13.12%) Finance
27 102 (12.99%) Node.js
28 100 (12.74%) TypeScript
29 99 (12.61%) AngularJS

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 51 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (5.10%) Confluence
3 20 (2.55%) NServiceBus
4 17 (2.17%) Apache
5 15 (1.91%) nginx
5 15 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.53%) CMS
6 12 (1.53%) JBoss
7 9 (1.15%) WordPress
8 8 (1.02%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.64%) IIS
10 5 (0.64%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.51%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.51%) Kentico
11 4 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.38%) Drupal
12 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Magento
1 4 (0.51%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 379 (48.28%) Azure
2 293 (37.32%) AWS
3 86 (10.96%) SaaS
4 81 (10.32%) GCP
5 60 (7.64%) Serverless
6 49 (6.24%) AWS Lambda
7 41 (5.22%) PaaS
8 39 (4.97%) Office 365
9 38 (4.84%) IaaS
10 36 (4.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (3.82%) Amazon EKS
13 19 (2.42%) Amazon S3
14 17 (2.17%) AWS Fargate
14 17 (2.17%) OpenShift
15 16 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (1.66%) Amazon ECS
17 10 (1.27%) Power Platform
18 8 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
18 8 (1.02%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.82%) Firewall
2 29 (3.69%) Internet
3 16 (2.04%) VPN
4 12 (1.53%) VLAN
5 10 (1.27%) IPv4
5 10 (1.27%) OSPF
6 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.76%) DNS
7 6 (0.76%) WAN
8 5 (0.64%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.64%) LAN
9 3 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.38%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.25%) Network Security
10 2 (0.25%) SSL
10 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 95 (12.10%) MongoDB
3 75 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (9.04%) MySQL
5 53 (6.75%) Big Data
6 45 (5.73%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.57%) NoSQL
8 27 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.78%) Redis
13 13 (1.66%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
14 7 (0.89%) Apache Accumulo
14 7 (0.89%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.89%) Flink
15 6 (0.76%) Couchbase
15 6 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 167 (21.27%) Git (software)
2 159 (20.25%) Jenkins
3 55 (7.01%) JIRA
3 55 (7.01%) Selenium
4 39 (4.97%) Cucumber
5 36 (4.59%) Maven
5 36 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (4.08%) Subversion
7 23 (2.93%) GitLab
8 21 (2.68%) Postman
8 21 (2.68%) Visual Studio
9 18 (2.29%) Flyway
10 17 (2.17%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.04%) Bitbucket
12 14 (1.78%) JUnit
13 13 (1.66%) Fiddler
14 12 (1.53%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (13.12%) Finance
2 84 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 41 (5.22%) Marketing
4 38 (4.84%) Electronics
5 37 (4.71%) Manufacturing
6 35 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.78%) Legal
7 14 (1.78%) Local Government
8 10 (1.27%) Publishing
8 10 (1.27%) Retail
9 7 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.64%) Law
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
11 4 (0.51%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 278 (35.41%) Developer
2 232 (29.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (11.59%) Java Developer
4 70 (8.92%) Senior Developer
5 55 (7.01%) AWS DevOps
5 55 (7.01%) Software Engineer
6 54 (6.88%) AWS Engineer
7 53 (6.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 40 (5.10%) .NET Developer
8 40 (5.10%) Software Developer
9 39 (4.97%) Senior DevOps
10 38 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
11 36 (4.59%) Azure Engineer
12 33 (4.20%) Lead Developer
13 32 (4.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 30 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
14 30 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
15 29 (3.69%) Architect
16 26 (3.31%) Angular Developer
17 25 (3.18%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (15.16%) .NET
2 106 (13.50%) HTML
3 105 (13.38%) CSS
4 102 (12.99%) Node.js
5 99 (12.61%) AngularJS
6 71 (9.04%) .NET Core
7 68 (8.66%) Spring
8 67 (8.54%) .NET Framework
9 64 (8.15%) Spring Boot
10 63 (8.03%) Kafka
11 61 (7.77%) Web Services
12 56 (7.13%) RESTful
13 53 (6.75%) ASP.NET
13 53 (6.75%) React
14 47 (5.99%) Vue.js
15 33 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
16 31 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (3.44%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.06%) User Experience
2 23 (2.93%) Cloud Native
3 20 (2.55%) Public Cloud
4 19 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.29%) N-Tier
6 17 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.66%) Internet of Things
9 12 (1.53%) Wiki
10 11 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.27%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.15%) PKI
13 8 (1.02%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 241 (30.70%) Linux
2 104 (13.25%) Windows
3 57 (7.26%) CentOS
4 51 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 35 (4.46%) Unix
7 16 (2.04%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.66%) Android
9 10 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.51%) VMS
12 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.25%) Debian
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (30.96%) Scrum
3 157 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 151 (19.24%) Microservices
5 113 (14.39%) Infrastructure as Code
6 96 (12.23%) Test Automation
7 95 (12.10%) Software Engineering
8 78 (9.94%) TDD
9 74 (9.43%) Mentoring
10 67 (8.54%) Analytics
11 63 (8.03%) MVC
12 62 (7.90%) Migration
13 59 (7.52%) Configuration Management
13 59 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (7.01%) Machine Learning
15 53 (6.75%) Coaching
15 53 (6.75%) Kanban
16 47 (5.99%) Continuous Deployment
17 46 (5.86%) BDD
18 45 (5.73%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 210 (26.75%) Java
2 197 (25.10%) Python
3 182 (23.18%) JavaScript
4 166 (21.15%) C#
5 161 (20.51%) SQL
6 100 (12.74%) TypeScript
7 70 (8.92%) Bash Shell
8 59 (7.52%) PowerShell
9 49 (6.24%) C++
10 41 (5.22%) PHP
11 36 (4.59%) C
12 35 (4.46%) Go
13 27 (3.44%) Ruby
14 22 (2.80%) Java 8
15 21 (2.68%) PL/SQL
16 18 (2.29%) T-SQL
17 16 (2.04%) Perl
18 14 (1.78%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.64%) VB
20 4 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 124 (15.80%) Security Cleared
2 75 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 72 (9.17%) Degree
4 32 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.42%) AWS Certification
6 17 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.15%) HNC
9 9 (1.15%) HND
9 9 (1.15%) ISEB
10 7 (0.89%) CCNA
11 6 (0.76%) MCSA
12 5 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.64%) RHCE
13 4 (0.51%) CCNP
13 4 (0.51%) GIAC
13 4 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.24%) QA
2 4 (0.51%) GDPR
2 4 (0.51%) NIST
2 4 (0.51%) WAI
3 3 (0.38%) NCSC
4 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 258 (32.87%) Docker
2 53 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.78%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.76%) Firmware
8 5 (0.64%) pfSense
8 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.64%) vSphere
9 3 (0.38%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.25%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.25%) NDS
10 2 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.25%) XenApp
10 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 185 (23.57%) Kubernetes
2 151 (19.24%) Terraform
3 147 (18.73%) Ansible
4 79 (10.06%) Puppet
5 45 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.04%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.66%) Packer
8 12 (1.53%) Grafana
9 8 (1.02%) HAProxy
9 8 (1.02%) MIIS
10 6 (0.76%) Kibana
10 6 (0.76%) Nagios
11 5 (0.64%) Istio
11 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.51%) Proxmox
13 3 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.38%) SCCM
13 3 (0.38%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 107 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 89 (11.34%) Oracle
3 67 (8.54%) VMware
4 44 (5.61%) Red Hat
5 37 (4.71%) Google
6 36 (4.59%) SAP
7 24 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.29%) Dell
9 16 (2.04%) Teradata
10 15 (1.91%) Cisco
11 13 (1.66%) Intel
12 12 (1.53%) Cadence
13 11 (1.40%) EnterpriseDB
14 7 (0.89%) Pega
14 7 (0.89%) Yahoo!
15 5 (0.64%) Apple
15 5 (0.64%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.64%) Sophos
15 5 (0.64%) Talend
16 4 (0.51%) SolarWinds