Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 11 24
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +10
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 218 186 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.98% 13.51% 7.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.54% 15.07% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 180 163 115
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,528 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% +2.27%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,550 £67,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,243 1,234 1,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 91.13% 89.62% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 841 1,063 1,326
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £33,500 £32,688 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,318 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.28% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in Wales

DevOps
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps in Wales.

Salary trend for DevOps in Wales

DevOps
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in Wales over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps in Wales

DevOps
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps within the Wales region over the 6 months to 14 June 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
South Wales +4 155 £47,500 +5.56% 41
West Wales +1 44 £50,000 - 5
Mid Wales -2 10 £41,250 - 1
North Wales -5 7 £37,500 - 4
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 128 (58.72%) Azure
2 111 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (29.82%) Scrum
4 59 (27.06%) .NET
5 58 (26.61%) Java
6 56 (25.69%) Kubernetes
7 52 (23.85%) SQL
8 51 (23.39%) Microsoft
9 47 (21.56%) Microservices
10 45 (20.64%) C#
11 44 (20.18%) Git (software)
12 42 (19.27%) Social Skills
13 41 (18.81%) OpenShift
14 40 (18.35%) Finance
15 39 (17.89%) Windows
16 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
17 37 (16.97%) Jenkins
18 34 (15.60%) Advertising
19 33 (15.14%) Docker
20 32 (14.68%) .NET Framework
21 30 (13.76%) AWS
22 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
22 29 (13.30%) Linux
22 29 (13.30%) Python
23 26 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
24 25 (11.47%) Terraform
25 24 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
26 23 (10.55%) Test Automation
27 21 (9.63%) PowerShell
27 21 (9.63%) Spring

DevOps
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 11 (5.05%) Confluence
2 7 (3.21%) IIS
3 6 (2.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (2.75%) CMS
3 6 (2.75%) FileNet
3 6 (2.75%) Umbraco
3 6 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.29%) LiveCycle
4 5 (2.29%) nginx
5 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.46%) Drupal
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 128 (58.72%) Azure
2 41 (18.81%) OpenShift
3 30 (13.76%) AWS
4 10 (4.59%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.21%) GCP
6 6 (2.75%) BrowserStack
6 6 (2.75%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (2.75%) Snowflake
7 5 (2.29%) Azure Service Bus
7 5 (2.29%) GitHub
8 4 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.83%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.38%) PaaS
9 3 (1.38%) Serverless
10 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.92%) SaaS
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
1 8 (3.67%) Cisco ISE
1 8 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (2.29%) HTTP
3 3 (1.38%) FTP
3 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.92%) DHCP
4 2 (0.92%) DNS
4 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.46%) Firewall
5 1 (0.46%) NAS
5 1 (0.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (4.59%) Power BI
4 9 (4.13%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.21%) Tableau
6 6 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.83%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.92%) MySQL
9 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (20.18%) Git (software)
2 37 (16.97%) Jenkins
3 17 (7.80%) JIRA
4 14 (6.42%) Artifactory
5 13 (5.96%) Selenium
6 12 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (4.13%) Postman
8 8 (3.67%) Bitbucket
8 8 (3.67%) GitLab
8 8 (3.67%) Rational Quality Manager
8 8 (3.67%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (3.21%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.75%) Maven
10 6 (2.75%) Rational Team Concert
11 2 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.92%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.92%) NUnit
11 2 (0.92%) Serenity BDD
General
1 42 (19.27%) Social Skills
2 40 (18.35%) Finance
3 34 (15.60%) Advertising
4 12 (5.50%) Retail
5 10 (4.59%) Games
5 10 (4.59%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.67%) Avionics
6 8 (3.67%) Marketing
7 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.83%) Electronics
8 4 (1.83%) Law
8 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.92%) Legal
10 2 (0.92%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.46%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 63 (28.90%) Developer
2 32 (14.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (11.93%) Analyst
4 24 (11.01%) Architect
5 20 (9.17%) .NET Developer
5 20 (9.17%) Applications Architect
5 20 (9.17%) Java Developer
5 20 (9.17%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (5.50%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (4.59%) Tester
9 9 (4.13%) QA Analyst
9 9 (4.13%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Principal Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Principal Software Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Automation Tester
11 7 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (27.06%) .NET
2 32 (14.68%) .NET Framework
3 21 (9.63%) Spring
4 20 (9.17%) HTML
5 19 (8.72%) REST
6 18 (8.26%) AngularJS
6 18 (8.26%) Spring Boot
7 16 (7.34%) RESTful
7 16 (7.34%) Web Services
8 15 (6.88%) CSS
9 14 (6.42%) .NET Core
9 14 (6.42%) ASP.NET
10 13 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (5.96%) React
11 12 (5.50%) WCF
12 10 (4.59%) SOAP
13 9 (4.13%) JSON
14 7 (3.21%) HTML5
15 6 (2.75%) Entity Framework
15 6 (2.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.67%) PKI
2 5 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.83%) NHS
3 4 (1.83%) Wiki
4 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.89%) Windows
2 29 (13.30%) Linux
3 14 (6.42%) Android
4 13 (5.96%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.59%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.13%) Mac OS
7 8 (3.67%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.21%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.83%) CentOS
9 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.92%) Unix
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.82%) Scrum
3 47 (21.56%) Microservices
4 26 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
6 23 (10.55%) Test Automation
7 21 (9.63%) SDLC
8 20 (9.17%) Migration
9 19 (8.72%) Infrastructure as Code
9 19 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (8.26%) BDD
10 18 (8.26%) Configuration Management
10 18 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 17 (7.80%) Mentoring
12 16 (7.34%) ITIL
12 16 (7.34%) Kanban
13 15 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (6.88%) Software Delivery
14 14 (6.42%) Fintech
14 14 (6.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.61%) Java
2 52 (23.85%) SQL
3 45 (20.64%) C#
4 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.30%) Python
5 21 (9.63%) PowerShell
6 14 (6.42%) TypeScript
7 12 (5.50%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.13%) PHP
9 7 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.38%) Groovy
11 3 (1.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.46%) C
12 1 (0.46%) R
12 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (6.88%) Degree
2 12 (5.50%) SC Cleared
2 12 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.83%) MCSD
7 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.92%) RHCE
9 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) QA
2 10 (4.59%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.83%) SLA
4 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.92%) GDPR
5 2 (0.92%) NIST
5 2 (0.92%) PMO
6 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 33 (15.14%) Docker
2 11 (5.05%) vSphere
3 9 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.67%) BitLocker
5 7 (3.21%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.92%) XenApp
6 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (25.69%) Kubernetes
2 25 (11.47%) Terraform
3 16 (7.34%) Ansible
4 8 (3.67%) Jamf Pro
4 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.67%) SCCM
5 7 (3.21%) Puppet
6 6 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.46%) Istio
7 1 (0.46%) MIIS
7 1 (0.46%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.46%) Packer
Vendors
1 51 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.88%) VMware
3 11 (5.05%) Databricks
3 11 (5.05%) IBM
4 10 (4.59%) Oracle
5 8 (3.67%) Apple
5 8 (3.67%) Cisco
5 8 (3.67%) Dell
6 7 (3.21%) Google
6 7 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.75%) Adobe
7 6 (2.75%) Kofax
8 5 (2.29%) ILOG
9 4 (1.83%) EnterpriseDB
9 4 (1.83%) SAP
10 2 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.92%) CA
10 2 (0.92%) Citrix
10 2 (0.92%) F5
11 1 (0.46%) Xamarin