Period
to 8 April 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £56,832 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Development Operations Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 161 230
Rank change year-on-year +42 +69 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 125 132 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.07% 1.66% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.74% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 114 124 84
Median annual salary £56,832 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,600 £40,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 5,796 7,596 9,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.48% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,852 5,755 7,445
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,475 £67,500 £65,140
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands

DevOps Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 8 April 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
Birmingham +69 67 £55,582 -3.34% 20
Warwickshire -8 17 £54,115 +8.23% 2
Coventry +13 12 £56,000 +6.67% 3
Walsall - 5 £57,500 -
Worcestershire +15 2 £46,250 -9.76% 2
Shropshire +13 2 £78,750 +96.88% 5
Solihull -7 2 £72,500 +38.10% 1
Staffordshire +5 1 £42,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £75,000 -
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 125 (100.00%) DevOps
2 105 (84.00%) AWS
3 87 (69.60%) Azure
4 67 (53.60%) Python
4 67 (53.60%) Docker
5 64 (51.20%) Terraform
6 61 (48.80%) Ansible
7 60 (48.00%) Kubernetes
8 49 (39.20%) Git (software)
9 48 (38.40%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (36.00%) Linux
11 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (33.60%) Jenkins
12 42 (33.60%) Infrastructure as Code
13 36 (28.80%) Microsoft
13 36 (28.80%) Bash Shell
14 35 (28.00%) GCP
15 32 (25.60%) PowerShell
16 30 (24.00%) Puppet
17 29 (23.20%) SQL
18 26 (20.80%) Open Source
19 25 (20.00%) Public Cloud
19 25 (20.00%) Packer
20 24 (19.20%) Microservices
21 23 (18.40%) GitHub
21 23 (18.40%) Windows
22 20 (16.00%) Perl
22 20 (16.00%) Google
22 20 (16.00%) GitLab
23 19 (15.20%) Docker Swarm

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (8.80%) Confluence
2 6 (4.80%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (84.00%) AWS
2 87 (69.60%) Azure
3 35 (28.00%) GCP
4 23 (18.40%) GitHub
5 12 (9.60%) IaaS
5 12 (9.60%) PaaS
5 12 (9.60%) Serverless
6 11 (8.80%) SaaS
7 9 (7.20%) Amazon S3
7 9 (7.20%) AWS CodePipeline
8 7 (5.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (4.80%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (4.00%) CloudFront
11 4 (3.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (3.20%) AWS CodeBuild
11 4 (3.20%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 4 (3.20%) Datadog
12 3 (2.40%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) Firewall
2 1 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) NoSQL
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.20%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.60%) MySQL
5 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (39.20%) Git (software)
2 42 (33.60%) Jenkins
3 20 (16.00%) GitLab
4 15 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (8.80%) JIRA
5 11 (8.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (8.00%) Artifactory
6 10 (8.00%) SonarQube
7 9 (7.20%) Bitbucket
8 6 (4.80%) Maven
8 6 (4.80%) Vagrant
9 5 (4.00%) CircleCI
9 5 (4.00%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.40%) Hudson
12 2 (1.60%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Electronics
3 9 (7.20%) Retail
4 5 (4.00%) Billing
4 5 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.40%) Marketing
7 2 (1.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.80%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) Web Services
2 14 (11.20%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (11.20%) JSON
3 12 (9.60%) .NET
4 7 (5.60%) LAMP
4 7 (5.60%) Node.js
5 4 (3.20%) YAML
6 3 (2.40%) .NET Core
6 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.80%) Kafka
7 1 (0.80%) Middleware
7 1 (0.80%) React
7 1 (0.80%) SAML
7 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 15 (12.00%) User Experience
3 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.00%) Infotainment
5 7 (5.60%) Enterprise Cloud
5 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.80%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (36.00%) Linux
2 23 (18.40%) Windows
3 16 (12.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (9.60%) CentOS
5 11 (8.80%) Unix
6 7 (5.60%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.40%) VMS
8 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (100.00%) DevOps
2 48 (38.40%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (33.60%) Infrastructure as Code
5 26 (20.80%) Open Source
6 24 (19.20%) Microservices
7 18 (14.40%) IT Strategy
7 18 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (14.40%) Scrum
7 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
8 17 (13.60%) Configuration Management
8 17 (13.60%) Deployment Automation
8 17 (13.60%) SDLC
9 16 (12.80%) Software Delivery
10 13 (10.40%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 12 (9.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (9.60%) Load Balancing
12 10 (8.00%) People Management
12 10 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
12 10 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 67 (53.60%) Python
2 36 (28.80%) Bash Shell
3 32 (25.60%) PowerShell
4 29 (23.20%) SQL
5 20 (16.00%) Perl
6 19 (15.20%) C#
7 18 (14.40%) Ruby
8 17 (13.60%) Java
9 12 (9.60%) Go
10 9 (7.20%) C++
10 9 (7.20%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) AWS Certification
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.60%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
System Software
1 67 (53.60%) Docker
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 64 (51.20%) Terraform
2 61 (48.80%) Ansible
3 60 (48.00%) Kubernetes
4 30 (24.00%) Puppet
5 25 (20.00%) Packer
6 19 (15.20%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (12.00%) Consul
8 14 (11.20%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (10.40%) Grafana
10 12 (9.60%) Graphite
10 12 (9.60%) Prometheus
11 7 (5.60%) Rancher
12 3 (2.40%) Nagios
13 2 (1.60%) Kibana
13 2 (1.60%) logstash
14 1 (0.80%) Cobbler
14 1 (0.80%) Mesos
14 1 (0.80%) rkt
14 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (28.80%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.00%) Google
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle
4 4 (3.20%) New Relic
5 2 (1.60%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.80%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.80%) Facebook
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Remedy
6 1 (0.80%) UiPath
6 1 (0.80%) VMware
6 1 (0.80%) YouTube