Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 13 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +20
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 181 241 163
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 16.44% 13.06% 8.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.36% 14.41% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 217 223 141
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,000 £75,649
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 986 1,672 1,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.55% 90.57% 91.08%
Number of salaries quoted 740 1,435 1,384
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +8 138 £47,500 -5.00% 41
West Wales +1 26 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Mid Wales +3 8 - -
North Wales -2 6 £40,000 - 5
DevOps
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 121 (66.85%) Azure
2 89 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (39.23%) SQL
4 60 (33.15%) Microsoft
5 57 (31.49%) Scrum
6 46 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (24.31%) Windows
7 44 (24.31%) Kubernetes
8 43 (23.76%) .NET
9 39 (21.55%) Git (software)
10 38 (20.99%) C#
10 38 (20.99%) Java
11 37 (20.44%) SQL Server
12 35 (19.34%) Migration
13 34 (18.78%) Docker
14 32 (17.68%) AWS
15 30 (16.57%) Linux
16 29 (16.02%) Microservices
17 28 (15.47%) Terraform
18 27 (14.92%) Jenkins
19 26 (14.36%) Infrastructure as Code
19 26 (14.36%) Finance
20 24 (13.26%) Python
20 24 (13.26%) Selenium
20 24 (13.26%) Process Improvement
20 24 (13.26%) AngularJS
21 23 (12.71%) Team Foundation Server
21 23 (12.71%) Puppet
22 22 (12.15%) BDD
22 22 (12.15%) Visual Studio Team System

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 13 (7.18%) Confluence
2 9 (4.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 9 (4.97%) Apache
2 9 (4.97%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.97%) FileNet
2 9 (4.97%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.42%) CMS
4 7 (3.87%) LiveCycle
5 6 (3.31%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.66%) IIS
8 2 (1.10%) WordPress
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 121 (66.85%) Azure
2 32 (17.68%) AWS
3 20 (11.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (10.50%) OpenShift
5 10 (5.52%) BrowserStack
6 7 (3.87%) GCP
6 7 (3.87%) GitHub
7 4 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.21%) Serverless
7 4 (2.21%) Stackdriver
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.10%) Datadog
8 2 (1.10%) IaaS
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.10%) PaaS
9 1 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) NetScaler
2 4 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (2.21%) Cisco ISE
2 4 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.66%) FTP
3 3 (1.66%) HTTP
3 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) DHCP
4 2 (1.10%) DNS
4 2 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (5.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2017
3 10 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.76%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.21%) Tableau
7 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.55%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) Biml
9 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.55%) Power BI
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 39 (21.55%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.92%) Jenkins
3 24 (13.26%) Selenium
4 23 (12.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (12.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (9.94%) SpecFlow
7 16 (8.84%) JIRA
8 11 (6.08%) Bitbucket
8 11 (6.08%) Maven
9 9 (4.97%) Postman
10 7 (3.87%) Artifactory
11 6 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (2.21%) Gradle
12 4 (2.21%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.66%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.66%) JUnit
14 2 (1.10%) git-flow
14 2 (1.10%) GitLab
14 2 (1.10%) SonarQube
14 2 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (14.36%) Finance
2 16 (8.84%) Advertising
3 11 (6.08%) Marketing
3 11 (6.08%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.42%) Games
5 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.21%) Electronics
6 4 (2.21%) Legal
6 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.21%) Retail
7 2 (1.10%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (32.60%) Developer
2 26 (14.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (12.71%) Analyst
4 21 (11.60%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Platform Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 17 (9.39%) .NET Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.84%) AWS DevOps
7 16 (8.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (6.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (5.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (5.52%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Lead Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.87%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.87%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.76%) .NET
2 24 (13.26%) AngularJS
3 20 (11.05%) Spring Boot
4 19 (10.50%) Spring
5 17 (9.39%) CSS
5 17 (9.39%) HTML
5 17 (9.39%) WCF
6 16 (8.84%) .NET Framework
7 14 (7.73%) ASP.NET
7 14 (7.73%) JSON
8 12 (6.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.52%) .NET Core
9 10 (5.52%) SOAP
10 8 (4.42%) Entity Framework
11 7 (3.87%) REST
11 7 (3.87%) RESTful
12 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.31%) Ionic Framework
12 6 (3.31%) React
13 5 (2.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.21%) PKI
2 4 (2.21%) User Experience
3 3 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.66%) NHS
4 2 (1.10%) Blog
5 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (24.31%) Windows
2 30 (16.57%) Linux
3 14 (7.73%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.08%) Android
5 8 (4.42%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.87%) CentOS
7 6 (3.31%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.21%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (31.49%) Scrum
3 46 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (19.34%) Migration
5 29 (16.02%) Microservices
6 26 (14.36%) Infrastructure as Code
7 24 (13.26%) Process Improvement
8 22 (12.15%) BDD
9 19 (10.50%) Test Automation
10 18 (9.94%) Data Security
11 17 (9.39%) MVC
11 17 (9.39%) SDLC
11 17 (9.39%) Service Management
12 16 (8.84%) Deployment Automation
13 15 (8.29%) Fintech
14 14 (7.73%) ITIL
14 14 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (7.18%) Kanban
16 12 (6.63%) Configuration Management
17 11 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 71 (39.23%) SQL
2 38 (20.99%) C#
2 38 (20.99%) Java
3 24 (13.26%) Python
4 19 (10.50%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.39%) PowerShell
6 14 (7.73%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.52%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.52%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.21%) Perl
8 4 (2.21%) PHP
9 3 (1.66%) Ruby
10 2 (1.10%) C
10 2 (1.10%) C++
10 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.55%) Go
11 1 (0.55%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.87%) MCSD
5 5 (2.76%) Degree
5 5 (2.76%) RHCE
6 4 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.10%) MCSA
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.18%) QA
2 7 (3.87%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.31%) SLA
4 4 (2.21%) GDPR
5 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.10%) NIST
System Software
1 34 (18.78%) Docker
2 7 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.76%) vSphere
3 5 (2.76%) XenApp
3 5 (2.76%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.21%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (24.31%) Kubernetes
2 28 (15.47%) Terraform
3 23 (12.71%) Puppet
4 18 (9.94%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (8.29%) Ansible
6 4 (2.21%) Grafana
6 4 (2.21%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.21%) SCCM
7 2 (1.10%) Istio
7 2 (1.10%) Opsgenie
8 1 (0.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 60 (33.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.84%) EnterpriseDB
2 16 (8.84%) Oracle
3 11 (6.08%) IBM
4 9 (4.97%) Adobe
4 9 (4.97%) Google
4 9 (4.97%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.87%) ILOG
5 7 (3.87%) Kofax
5 7 (3.87%) VMware
6 5 (2.76%) F5
7 4 (2.21%) Apple
7 4 (2.21%) Cisco
7 4 (2.21%) SAP
7 4 (2.21%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.21%) Splunk
8 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.10%) CA
8 2 (1.10%) Citrix
9 1 (0.55%) RedGate