Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > South West
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 23 44
Rank change year-on-year +15 +21 +28
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 497 954 652
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.56% 9.67% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.96% 10.59% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 455 764 540
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 2,930 9,006 9,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.73% 91.28% 92.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,352 7,153 7,953
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +3.96% +1.00%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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
Wiltshire +8 133 £53,250 -14.30% 24
Bristol +16 119 £52,500 +5.00% 41
Gloucestershire +7 99 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Somerset +3 63 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Devon +13 22 £65,000 +36.84% 8
Dorset +4 22 £50,000 +5.26% 16
Cornwall +5 2 - - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 309 (62.17%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (34.61%) AWS
3 166 (33.40%) Azure
4 161 (32.39%) Docker
5 160 (32.19%) Scrum
6 154 (30.99%) Linux
7 138 (27.77%) Python
8 136 (27.36%) Java
9 116 (23.34%) Jenkins
10 115 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (22.54%) Security Cleared
12 109 (21.93%) JavaScript
13 96 (19.32%) Ansible
13 96 (19.32%) Terraform
14 94 (18.91%) Kubernetes
15 91 (18.31%) C#
16 89 (17.91%) Test Automation
17 88 (17.71%) Git (software)
18 86 (17.30%) Finance
19 84 (16.90%) Mentoring
20 82 (16.50%) Software Engineering
21 78 (15.69%) SQL
22 75 (15.09%) SQL Server
23 71 (14.29%) .NET
24 67 (13.48%) HTML
25 65 (13.08%) TDD
26 63 (12.68%) CSS
27 60 (12.07%) Microservices
28 59 (11.87%) Continuous Improvement
29 58 (11.67%) MySQL

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 48 (9.66%) Confluence
2 17 (3.42%) NServiceBus
3 10 (2.01%) JBoss
4 9 (1.81%) Apache
4 9 (1.81%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.41%) CMS
7 5 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.80%) nginx
8 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.60%) WildFly
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.40%) Drupal
10 2 (0.40%) IIS
10 2 (0.40%) WordPress
11 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Magento
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 172 (34.61%) AWS
2 166 (33.40%) Azure
3 37 (7.44%) Serverless
4 35 (7.04%) Amazon S3
5 32 (6.44%) SaaS
6 27 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (5.03%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (4.63%) IaaS
9 22 (4.43%) GCP
10 21 (4.23%) Route 53
11 18 (3.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (3.62%) PaaS
12 15 (3.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 14 (2.82%) AWS Fargate
14 12 (2.41%) OpenShift
15 11 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (1.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.43%) Internet
2 12 (2.41%) VPN
3 11 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.61%) DNS
5 5 (1.01%) Firewall
6 4 (0.80%) HTTP
7 2 (0.40%) Broadband
7 2 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.40%) LAN
7 2 (0.40%) SMTP
7 2 (0.40%) VoIP
7 2 (0.40%) WAN
8 1 (0.20%) DSL
8 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.20%) InfiniBand
8 1 (0.20%) Skype
8 1 (0.20%) SSL
8 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.67%) MySQL
3 55 (11.07%) MongoDB
4 36 (7.24%) Relational Database
5 34 (6.84%) Big Data
6 32 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (6.44%) NoSQL
7 30 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (4.23%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (4.02%) Hadoop
10 18 (3.62%) Data Lake
11 15 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.81%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.81%) Redis
14 8 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.21%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.21%) MS Access
16 3 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
16 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 116 (23.34%) Jenkins
2 88 (17.71%) Git (software)
3 53 (10.66%) JIRA
4 46 (9.26%) Cucumber
5 43 (8.65%) Selenium
6 20 (4.02%) Maven
7 16 (3.22%) Subversion
8 15 (3.02%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.82%) GitLab
9 14 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (2.41%) Vagrant
11 11 (2.21%) Cypress.io
12 10 (2.01%) Bitbucket Server
12 10 (2.01%) JUnit
12 10 (2.01%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.01%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (1.81%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 86 (17.30%) Finance
2 48 (9.66%) Public Sector
3 30 (6.04%) Electronics
4 26 (5.23%) Marketing
5 24 (4.83%) Manufacturing
6 23 (4.63%) Telecoms
7 16 (3.22%) Retail
8 14 (2.82%) Local Government
9 7 (1.41%) Games
10 6 (1.21%) Law
11 4 (0.80%) Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.60%) Police
13 2 (0.40%) Legal
14 1 (0.20%) Advertising
14 1 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 148 (29.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 132 (26.56%) Developer
3 57 (11.47%) Software Engineer
4 33 (6.64%) Senior DevOps
5 31 (6.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 27 (5.43%) AWS DevOps
7 26 (5.23%) Architect
7 26 (5.23%) Java Developer
7 26 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 25 (5.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 25 (5.03%) AWS Engineer
9 19 (3.82%) Lead Developer
10 18 (3.62%) Data Engineer
10 18 (3.62%) Software Developer
11 17 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (3.42%) Scrum Master
12 15 (3.02%) Java Engineer
13 13 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.62%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (14.29%) .NET
2 67 (13.48%) HTML
3 63 (12.68%) CSS
4 52 (10.46%) Node.js
5 44 (8.85%) .NET Core
6 40 (8.05%) .NET Framework
7 38 (7.65%) ASP.NET
8 32 (6.44%) AngularJS
9 30 (6.04%) React
10 29 (5.84%) RESTful
11 28 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (5.43%) HTML5
12 27 (5.43%) Spring
13 22 (4.43%) Apache NiFi
13 22 (4.43%) Vue.js
14 19 (3.82%) REST
15 18 (3.62%) ASP.NET Core
16 17 (3.42%) Web Services
17 16 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 16 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.02%) Cloud Native
3 15 (3.02%) User Experience
4 13 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.41%) Internet of Things
6 10 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.61%) Wiki
8 7 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.80%) Tandem
10 3 (0.60%) SCADA
10 3 (0.60%) Social Media
11 2 (0.40%) Clustering
11 2 (0.40%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (30.99%) Linux
2 57 (11.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 46 (9.26%) Windows
4 42 (8.45%) CentOS
5 25 (5.03%) Unix
6 17 (3.42%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.61%) CoreOS
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (62.17%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (32.19%) Scrum
3 115 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (17.91%) Test Automation
5 84 (16.90%) Mentoring
6 82 (16.50%) Software Engineering
7 65 (13.08%) TDD
8 60 (12.07%) Microservices
9 59 (11.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 51 (10.26%) Open Source
11 49 (9.86%) Coaching
12 45 (9.05%) Kanban
12 45 (9.05%) MVC
12 45 (9.05%) Project Delivery
13 44 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (8.65%) Infrastructure as Code
15 42 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (8.05%) Migration
16 40 (8.05%) OO
17 39 (7.85%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 138 (27.77%) Python
2 136 (27.36%) Java
3 109 (21.93%) JavaScript
4 91 (18.31%) C#
5 78 (15.69%) SQL
6 54 (10.87%) C++
7 52 (10.46%) TypeScript
8 44 (8.85%) Bash Shell
9 34 (6.84%) C
10 22 (4.43%) Ruby
11 21 (4.23%) PHP
12 19 (3.82%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.21%) Scala
14 11 (2.21%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.81%) Groovy
15 9 (1.81%) Java 8
15 9 (1.81%) R
16 8 (1.61%) Go
16 8 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 112 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 49 (9.86%) DV Cleared
4 40 (8.05%) Degree
5 13 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.81%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.80%) CCNA
8 4 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.80%) HNC
8 4 (0.80%) HND
8 4 (0.80%) MCSA
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CCNP
11 1 (0.20%) CEH
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.20%) MCSE
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.84%) QA
2 7 (1.41%) GDPR
2 7 (1.41%) NIST
3 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.01%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.60%) SLA
5 2 (0.40%) NCSC
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 161 (32.39%) Docker
2 13 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.21%) VirtualBox
4 8 (1.61%) GlusterFS
5 6 (1.21%) vSphere
6 5 (1.01%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.60%) KVM
9 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.20%) GPFS
10 1 (0.20%) LXC
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.20%) XenApp
10 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (19.32%) Ansible
1 96 (19.32%) Terraform
2 94 (18.91%) Kubernetes
3 38 (7.65%) Puppet
4 26 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.41%) Nagios
6 4 (0.80%) MIIS
7 3 (0.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.60%) Packer
7 3 (0.60%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.60%) Rancher
7 3 (0.60%) vRealize
8 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.40%) Grafana
8 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.20%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.20%) Istio
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.44%) Red Hat
3 30 (6.04%) Oracle
4 25 (5.03%) SAP
5 19 (3.82%) VMware
6 18 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (3.42%) Teradata
8 13 (2.62%) BiZZdesign
8 13 (2.62%) Sparx
9 10 (2.01%) Google
9 10 (2.01%) Splunk
10 9 (1.81%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.81%) Cadence
10 9 (1.81%) Informatica
11 7 (1.41%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.41%) Dell
11 7 (1.41%) TOWER Software
12 6 (1.21%) New Relic
13 5 (1.01%) Intel
13 5 (1.01%) Talend