Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South West
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 21 40
Rank change year-on-year +15 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,012 729 682
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 16.42% 9.76% 6.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.90% 10.74% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 800 589 565
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,100 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +6.06%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +2.40%

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 5,654 6,786 9,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.76% 90.84% 92.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4,268 5,556 7,319
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,500 £32,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +16 376 £52,500 +16.67% 86
Gloucestershire +5 219 £55,000 - 44
Wiltshire +13 146 £58,000 -3.33% 23
Dorset +24 120 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Somerset -2 50 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Devon +20 39 £37,500 -22.68% 7
Cornwall +12 20 £37,500 - 3
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 578 (57.11%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (51.58%) Azure
3 390 (38.54%) Docker
4 377 (37.25%) AWS
5 368 (36.36%) Scrum
6 318 (31.42%) Linux
7 306 (30.24%) Java
8 275 (27.17%) JavaScript
9 274 (27.08%) Python
10 245 (24.21%) Kubernetes
11 244 (24.11%) Microservices
12 241 (23.81%) Jenkins
13 233 (23.02%) Ansible
14 224 (22.13%) Git (software)
15 219 (21.64%) SQL
16 211 (20.85%) C#
17 191 (18.87%) .NET
18 175 (17.29%) Terraform
19 172 (17.00%) Software Engineering
20 170 (16.80%) AngularJS
21 166 (16.40%) Microsoft
22 163 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
23 155 (15.32%) Infrastructure as Code
24 148 (14.62%) Security Cleared
25 141 (13.93%) Windows
26 140 (13.83%) CSS
27 138 (13.64%) HTML
28 135 (13.34%) TypeScript
29 134 (13.24%) Finance
30 131 (12.94%) GCP

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 97 (9.58%) Confluence
2 94 (9.29%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (3.66%) CMS
4 25 (2.47%) Apache
4 25 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (2.17%) Umbraco
6 18 (1.78%) EPiServer
6 18 (1.78%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.58%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.58%) WordPress
8 15 (1.48%) nginx
9 14 (1.38%) JBoss
10 13 (1.28%) Sitefinity
11 12 (1.19%) Kentico
12 11 (1.09%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.89%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.69%) IIS
15 4 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
15 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 41 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.19%) Magento
2 6 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.40%) nopCommerce
4 3 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 522 (51.58%) Azure
2 377 (37.25%) AWS
3 131 (12.94%) GCP
4 88 (8.70%) SaaS
5 79 (7.81%) Serverless
6 53 (5.24%) Microsoft 365
7 50 (4.94%) PaaS
8 39 (3.85%) IaaS
9 37 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
10 35 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
12 18 (1.78%) OpenShift
13 16 (1.58%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.58%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (1.48%) npm
15 13 (1.28%) GitHub
16 11 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.13%) Firewall
2 41 (4.05%) IPv4
3 30 (2.96%) Internet
3 30 (2.96%) VLAN
3 30 (2.96%) VPN
4 28 (2.77%) OSPF
5 8 (0.79%) DNS
6 6 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (0.59%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (0.59%) HTTP
6 6 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.49%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.49%) LAN
7 5 (0.49%) WAN
8 4 (0.40%) Network Security
8 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.30%) SAN
10 2 (0.20%) SNMP
10 2 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (12.75%) MongoDB
2 124 (12.25%) SQL Server
3 108 (10.67%) MySQL
4 104 (10.28%) PostgreSQL
5 87 (8.60%) Big Data
6 53 (5.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 41 (4.05%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.88%) Apache Accumulo
11 19 (1.88%) Redis
12 16 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.19%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.99%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.69%) Power BI
15 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.59%) Flink
16 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 241 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 224 (22.13%) Git (software)
3 114 (11.26%) JIRA
4 53 (5.24%) Octopus Deploy
4 53 (5.24%) Selenium
5 43 (4.25%) Subversion
6 39 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 33 (3.26%) Maven
8 27 (2.67%) GitLab
9 25 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.68%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.68%) Postman
11 16 (1.58%) JUnit
11 16 (1.58%) SoapUI
11 16 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.48%) Flyway
12 15 (1.48%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.38%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 134 (13.24%) Finance
2 90 (8.89%) Public Sector
3 65 (6.42%) Marketing
4 44 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 40 (3.95%) Electronics
5 40 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.66%) Legal
7 21 (2.08%) Local Government
7 21 (2.08%) Publishing
7 21 (2.08%) Retail
8 11 (1.09%) Billing
9 8 (0.79%) Banking
9 8 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.20%) Automotive
11 2 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.099%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.099%) Military
12 1 (0.099%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 371 (36.66%) Developer
2 242 (23.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 127 (12.55%) Java Developer
4 112 (11.07%) Senior Developer
5 95 (9.39%) Software Engineer
6 67 (6.62%) Software Developer
7 62 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 60 (5.93%) .NET Developer
9 55 (5.43%) AWS Engineer
10 54 (5.34%) Angular Developer
11 50 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
11 50 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 50 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
12 49 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
13 48 (4.74%) Architect
14 43 (4.25%) PHP Developer
15 42 (4.15%) Senior DevOps
16 41 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
17 39 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
18 38 (3.75%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (18.87%) .NET
2 170 (16.80%) AngularJS
3 140 (13.83%) CSS
4 138 (13.64%) HTML
5 116 (11.46%) Node.js
6 112 (11.07%) Kafka
6 112 (11.07%) React
7 100 (9.88%) Vue.js
8 99 (9.78%) Web Services
9 97 (9.58%) .NET Core
10 95 (9.39%) Spring
11 88 (8.70%) Spring Boot
12 71 (7.02%) RESTful
13 65 (6.42%) ASP.NET
14 60 (5.93%) .NET Framework
15 46 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 46 (4.55%) Hibernate
16 45 (4.45%) Laravel
17 39 (3.85%) Apache NiFi
18 37 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 38 (3.75%) User Experience
3 35 (3.46%) Cyberattack
4 25 (2.47%) Cloud Native
5 22 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.78%) Internet of Things
7 18 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 16 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.09%) PKI
14 9 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.79%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.69%) Blog
16 7 (0.69%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 318 (31.42%) Linux
2 141 (13.93%) Windows
3 86 (8.50%) CentOS
4 61 (6.03%) Windows Server
5 56 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (5.14%) Ubuntu
7 31 (3.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 29 (2.87%) Unix
9 18 (1.78%) Android
10 9 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.79%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.40%) Debian
14 4 (0.40%) VMS
15 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (57.11%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (36.36%) Scrum
3 244 (24.11%) Microservices
4 172 (17.00%) Software Engineering
5 163 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
6 155 (15.32%) Infrastructure as Code
7 126 (12.45%) Mentoring
8 120 (11.86%) Machine Learning
8 120 (11.86%) Test Automation
9 107 (10.57%) TDD
10 103 (10.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 96 (9.49%) MVC
12 93 (9.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 91 (8.99%) Analytics
14 86 (8.50%) OO
15 85 (8.40%) Data Science
16 84 (8.30%) DevSecOps
17 79 (7.81%) Cyber Intelligence
18 77 (7.61%) Configuration Management
19 76 (7.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 306 (30.24%) Java
2 275 (27.17%) JavaScript
3 274 (27.08%) Python
4 219 (21.64%) SQL
5 211 (20.85%) C#
6 135 (13.34%) TypeScript
7 121 (11.96%) PowerShell
8 118 (11.66%) Bash Shell
9 94 (9.29%) PHP
10 69 (6.82%) C++
11 59 (5.83%) C
12 40 (3.95%) Go
13 29 (2.87%) Ruby
14 22 (2.17%) Java 8
14 22 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.58%) Perl
17 14 (1.38%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.19%) ES6
19 11 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 148 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 100 (9.88%) Degree
3 88 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 45 (4.45%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.17%) AWS Certification
6 16 (1.58%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.19%) ISEB
9 11 (1.09%) RHCE
10 10 (0.99%) GIAC
11 9 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.89%) HNC
11 9 (0.89%) HND
12 8 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.49%) CCNA
15 5 (0.49%) MCSA
16 4 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.15%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) GDPR
3 4 (0.40%) WAI
4 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) GRC
6 1 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.099%) NCSC
6 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 390 (38.54%) Docker
2 105 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 41 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.58%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.69%) pfSense
6 7 (0.69%) vSphere
7 6 (0.59%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.59%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.49%) Firmware
9 4 (0.40%) NDS
9 4 (0.40%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.20%) Xen
10 2 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 245 (24.21%) Kubernetes
2 233 (23.02%) Ansible
3 175 (17.29%) Terraform
4 105 (10.38%) Puppet
5 42 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.37%) Packer
7 16 (1.58%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.48%) Grafana
9 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.69%) Kibana
11 6 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.59%) SCCM
11 6 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.49%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.49%) MIIS
12 5 (0.49%) Nagios
13 4 (0.40%) Proxmox
14 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 166 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 119 (11.76%) Oracle
2 119 (11.76%) VMware
3 67 (6.62%) Red Hat
4 50 (4.94%) Google
5 41 (4.05%) SAP
6 27 (2.67%) Cisco
7 25 (2.47%) Sitecore
8 22 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.19%) Teradata
10 11 (1.09%) Dell
11 10 (0.99%) Pega
12 8 (0.79%) Apple
12 8 (0.79%) EnterpriseDB
12 8 (0.79%) WooCommerce
13 7 (0.69%) Intel
13 7 (0.69%) Netlify
13 7 (0.69%) Sophos
14 6 (0.59%) Cadence
14 6 (0.59%) Citrix