Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South West
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 7 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 +21
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 1,195 541 948
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 16.08% 16.20% 9.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.22% 17.70% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 753 440 745
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,900 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,813 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% -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 6,941 3,057 8,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 93.42% 91.53% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,523 2,512 7,181
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £26,650
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.43% +2.22% +1.12%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,561 £56,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -2 508 £50,000 - 87
Gloucestershire +8 272 £51,500 -1.90% 27
Wiltshire +1 166 £62,500 +15.74% 29
Dorset +10 77 £50,000 -4.76% 19
Somerset -6 68 £47,500 -2.56% 13
Devon +10 46 £50,000 -23.08% 20
Cornwall +6 36 £55,000 +120.00% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 734 (61.42%) Azure
2 669 (55.98%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (39.08%) AWS
4 338 (28.28%) Linux
5 337 (28.20%) JavaScript
6 330 (27.62%) Docker
7 323 (27.03%) Python
8 284 (23.77%) Software Engineering
9 277 (23.18%) Security Cleared
10 276 (23.10%) Scrum
11 269 (22.51%) C#
12 267 (22.34%) Java
13 259 (21.67%) SQL
14 258 (21.59%) Microsoft
15 242 (20.25%) .NET
16 238 (19.92%) Ansible
17 232 (19.41%) Kubernetes
18 231 (19.33%) Terraform
19 227 (19.00%) React
20 195 (16.32%) Jenkins
21 189 (15.82%) SQL Server
22 185 (15.48%) Git (software)
23 184 (15.40%) Finance
24 181 (15.15%) PowerShell
25 179 (14.98%) Social Skills
26 178 (14.90%) CSS
27 175 (14.64%) Infrastructure as Code
28 170 (14.23%) Microservices
29 160 (13.39%) Test Automation
30 159 (13.31%) Mentoring

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 88 (7.36%) GeoServer
2 78 (6.53%) Confluence
3 45 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.93%) CMS
5 24 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
6 23 (1.92%) EPiServer
6 23 (1.92%) Umbraco
7 20 (1.67%) ArcGIS
8 17 (1.42%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.26%) Apache
10 14 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 14 (1.17%) Sitefinity
11 13 (1.09%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.84%) Traefik
12 10 (0.84%) WordPress
13 9 (0.75%) IIS
14 6 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.50%) Headless CMS
14 6 (0.50%) JBoss
14 6 (0.50%) Kentico
Applications
1 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.92%) Magento
3 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.084%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.084%) Primavera
4 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.084%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.084%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 734 (61.42%) Azure
2 467 (39.08%) AWS
3 109 (9.12%) GCP
4 81 (6.78%) SaaS
5 74 (6.19%) Serverless
6 73 (6.11%) GitHub
7 61 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 58 (4.85%) OpenShift
9 55 (4.60%) PaaS
10 51 (4.27%) Power Platform
11 44 (3.68%) IaaS
12 42 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
13 34 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
14 31 (2.59%) Amazon S3
15 25 (2.09%) Amazon ECS
16 23 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 21 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (1.76%) Azure Key Vault
17 21 (1.76%) Snowflake
18 19 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.94%) HTTP
2 30 (2.51%) Firewall
3 25 (2.09%) Internet
4 23 (1.92%) IPv4
5 20 (1.67%) VPN
6 18 (1.51%) OSPF
6 18 (1.51%) VLAN
7 8 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (0.67%) DNS
8 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.42%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (0.42%) Intranet
9 5 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.33%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.33%) LAN
10 4 (0.33%) Network Security
10 4 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (0.33%) WAN
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 119 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
3 108 (9.04%) GIS
4 95 (7.95%) MySQL
5 88 (7.36%) QGIS
5 88 (7.36%) Relational Database
6 78 (6.53%) MongoDB
7 67 (5.61%) NoSQL
8 61 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 59 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (3.93%) Big Data
10 47 (3.93%) Power BI
11 31 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
12 30 (2.51%) Hadoop
13 22 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 22 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (1.51%) Redis
16 17 (1.42%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 195 (16.32%) Jenkins
2 185 (15.48%) Git (software)
3 155 (12.97%) JIRA
4 68 (5.69%) Selenium
5 56 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 40 (3.35%) Bitbucket
8 34 (2.85%) Cucumber
9 31 (2.59%) JMeter
10 30 (2.51%) SonarQube
11 29 (2.43%) GitLab
12 23 (1.92%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.76%) Robot Framework
14 20 (1.67%) Eclipse
14 20 (1.67%) PHPUnit
14 20 (1.67%) Subversion
15 15 (1.26%) NUnit
15 15 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (1.09%) Cypress.io
16 13 (1.09%) HP UFT
General
1 184 (15.40%) Finance
2 179 (14.98%) Social Skills
3 69 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (5.44%) Marketing
5 55 (4.60%) Public Sector
6 40 (3.35%) Legal
7 38 (3.18%) Telecoms
8 36 (3.01%) Manufacturing
9 34 (2.85%) Electronics
10 20 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 18 (1.51%) Documentation Skills
11 18 (1.51%) Retail
12 14 (1.17%) Aerospace
13 13 (1.09%) Wearables
14 12 (1.00%) Banking
14 12 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
15 9 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.59%) Local Government
17 4 (0.33%) Back Office
17 4 (0.33%) Humanities
Job Titles
1 331 (27.70%) Developer
2 249 (20.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 140 (11.72%) Software Engineer
4 79 (6.61%) Architect
5 70 (5.86%) .NET Developer
6 69 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 66 (5.52%) PHP Developer
8 55 (4.60%) C# Developer
9 52 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
10 51 (4.27%) Java Developer
11 48 (4.02%) Software Developer
11 48 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
12 47 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
12 47 (3.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 46 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
14 45 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
15 44 (3.68%) Analyst
15 44 (3.68%) Azure Developer
15 44 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
16 42 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (20.25%) .NET
2 227 (19.00%) React
3 178 (14.90%) CSS
4 120 (10.04%) HTML
5 116 (9.71%) AngularJS
6 90 (7.53%) .NET Core
7 89 (7.45%) Web Services
8 88 (7.36%) Leaflet
8 88 (7.36%) OpenLayers
9 86 (7.20%) Kafka
10 78 (6.53%) Node.js
11 75 (6.28%) Spring
12 70 (5.86%) Vue.js
12 70 (5.86%) XML
13 69 (5.77%) ASP.NET
14 68 (5.69%) RESTful
15 67 (5.61%) .NET Framework
16 57 (4.77%) Apache NiFi
17 51 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
17 51 (4.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.52%) User Experience
2 48 (4.02%) Cyberattack
2 48 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (4.02%) Public Cloud
3 42 (3.51%) Cloud Native
4 23 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 18 (1.51%) Internet of Things
6 17 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.26%) Home Automation
7 15 (1.26%) Smart Home
8 14 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
8 14 (1.17%) Smartphone
9 13 (1.09%) Clustering
9 13 (1.09%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.75%) Wiki
13 8 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 338 (28.28%) Linux
2 110 (9.21%) Windows
3 108 (9.04%) Ubuntu
4 53 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (3.77%) CentOS
6 34 (2.85%) Unix
7 29 (2.43%) Android
8 22 (1.84%) Windows Server
9 19 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.67%) Debian
12 7 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.59%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.084%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.084%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (55.98%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (23.77%) Software Engineering
3 276 (23.10%) Scrum
4 175 (14.64%) Infrastructure as Code
5 170 (14.23%) Microservices
6 160 (13.39%) Test Automation
7 159 (13.31%) Mentoring
8 135 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
9 119 (9.96%) Full Stack Development
10 117 (9.79%) MVC
11 111 (9.29%) OO
12 105 (8.79%) Analytics
13 95 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
15 92 (7.70%) SDLC
16 88 (7.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 85 (7.11%) Open Source
18 84 (7.03%) DevSecOps
19 82 (6.86%) Software Testing
20 80 (6.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 337 (28.20%) JavaScript
2 323 (27.03%) Python
3 269 (22.51%) C#
4 267 (22.34%) Java
5 259 (21.67%) SQL
6 181 (15.15%) PowerShell
7 143 (11.97%) Bash Shell
8 98 (8.20%) PHP
9 83 (6.95%) TypeScript
10 63 (5.27%) T-SQL
11 54 (4.52%) C++
12 50 (4.18%) C
13 36 (3.01%) Go
14 29 (2.43%) Ruby
15 21 (1.76%) Java 8
16 18 (1.51%) R
17 13 (1.09%) ES6
18 12 (1.00%) MATLAB
19 11 (0.92%) Java 11
19 11 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 277 (23.18%) Security Cleared
2 136 (11.38%) SC Cleared
3 108 (9.04%) Degree
4 40 (3.35%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.51%) ISTQB
6 28 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (1.92%) ISEB
8 19 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (1.17%) HND
11 13 (1.09%) AWS Certification
12 12 (1.00%) HNC
13 9 (0.75%) GIAC
13 9 (0.75%) RHCE
14 6 (0.50%) MCSE
15 5 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.42%) RHCSA
16 3 (0.25%) CISSP
17 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.10%) QA
2 46 (3.85%) GDPR
3 24 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.34%) Accessibility
5 14 (1.17%) SLA
6 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.50%) TickIT
8 5 (0.42%) PMO
9 3 (0.25%) GRC
10 1 (0.084%) COBIT
10 1 (0.084%) IASME
10 1 (0.084%) NCSC
10 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 330 (27.62%) Docker
2 69 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.18%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.50%) Firmware
6 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.084%) LXC
9 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 238 (19.92%) Ansible
2 232 (19.41%) Kubernetes
3 231 (19.33%) Terraform
4 92 (7.70%) Puppet
5 42 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.26%) Packer
7 11 (0.92%) Grafana
7 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.84%) SCCM
9 7 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.59%) Rancher
9 7 (0.59%) vRealize
10 6 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (0.17%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.17%) Kibana
14 1 (0.084%) Consul
14 1 (0.084%) logstash
Vendors
1 258 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.69%) VMware
3 79 (6.61%) Oracle
4 69 (5.77%) Red Hat
5 55 (4.60%) Google
6 49 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (3.77%) SAP
8 32 (2.68%) Atlassian
9 31 (2.59%) Splunk
10 24 (2.01%) Sitecore
11 16 (1.34%) Databricks
12 12 (1.00%) Cisco
12 12 (1.00%) Cognizant
13 11 (0.92%) Citrix
14 10 (0.84%) F5
15 9 (0.75%) Apple
16 8 (0.67%) MuleSoft
17 7 (0.59%) IBM
18 6 (0.50%) DevExpress
18 6 (0.50%) ServiceNow