Period
to 29 January 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £56,798 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 159 239
Rank change year-on-year +11 +80 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 112 129 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.64% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.72% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 109 99 65
West Midlands median annual salary £56,798 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.19% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

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 6,472 7,509 9,460
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.70% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,383 5,684 7,518
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,716 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 29 January 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 29 January 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 +34 44 £60,000 +4.35% 24
Coventry 0 22 £56,000 +12.00% 4
Warwickshire -6 21 £52,223 +4.45% 4
Walsall - 5 £57,500 -
Shropshire +6 3 £82,500 +106.25% 4
Staffordshire - 2 £36,250 - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £43,125 -
Solihull -10 1 £30,000 -42.86%
Wolverhampton - 1 £75,000 - 1
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 112 (100.00%) DevOps
2 90 (80.36%) AWS
3 63 (56.25%) Docker
4 61 (54.46%) Azure
5 58 (51.79%) Python
6 56 (50.00%) Terraform
7 54 (48.21%) Ansible
8 51 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (44.64%) Linux
10 47 (41.96%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (40.18%) Kubernetes
12 44 (39.29%) Git (software)
13 40 (35.71%) Infrastructure as Code
14 33 (29.46%) Jenkins
15 32 (28.57%) Bash Shell
16 31 (27.68%) SQL
17 28 (25.00%) Windows
17 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
17 28 (25.00%) Puppet
18 26 (23.21%) Open Source
18 26 (23.21%) Packer
18 26 (23.21%) GCP
19 25 (22.32%) PowerShell
20 24 (21.43%) SDLC
21 20 (17.86%) JIRA
22 18 (16.07%) Test Automation
22 18 (16.07%) Unix
22 18 (16.07%) Microservices
23 17 (15.18%) Software Delivery
23 17 (15.18%) SQL Server

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 16 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 90 (80.36%) AWS
2 61 (54.46%) Azure
3 26 (23.21%) GCP
4 14 (12.50%) GitHub
5 11 (9.82%) IaaS
5 11 (9.82%) PaaS
6 8 (7.14%) SaaS
7 5 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (4.46%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.68%) Route 53
9 2 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.79%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.79%) Serverless
9 2 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) DMZ
1 2 (1.79%) Firewall
1 2 (1.79%) VPN
2 1 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.82%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 44 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 33 (29.46%) Jenkins
3 20 (17.86%) JIRA
4 16 (14.29%) Artifactory
4 16 (14.29%) SonarQube
5 12 (10.71%) GitLab
6 10 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.89%) Maven
10 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (10.71%) Electronics
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Retail
4 6 (5.36%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (8.93%) .NET
2 10 (8.93%) JSON
2 10 (8.93%) Web Services
3 5 (4.46%) Node.js
4 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.57%) React
5 2 (1.79%) SAML
6 1 (0.89%) CSS
6 1 (0.89%) HTML
6 1 (0.89%) REST
6 1 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Public Cloud
2 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.71%) Infotainment
3 12 (10.71%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (10.71%) User Experience
4 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (44.64%) Linux
2 28 (25.00%) Windows
3 18 (16.07%) Unix
4 16 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.71%) CentOS
6 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.68%) VMS
8 2 (1.79%) Debian
8 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (100.00%) DevOps
2 51 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (41.96%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (35.71%) Infrastructure as Code
5 26 (23.21%) Open Source
6 24 (21.43%) SDLC
7 18 (16.07%) Microservices
7 18 (16.07%) Test Automation
8 17 (15.18%) Software Delivery
9 16 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 16 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
10 15 (13.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (13.39%) Scrum
11 13 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (11.61%) Technical Leadership
12 12 (10.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (10.71%) IT Strategy
12 12 (10.71%) People Management
12 12 (10.71%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 12 (10.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (51.79%) Python
2 32 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 31 (27.68%) SQL
4 25 (22.32%) PowerShell
5 17 (15.18%) C#
5 17 (15.18%) Java
6 16 (14.29%) Perl
7 15 (13.39%) Ruby
8 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.57%) Go
10 3 (2.68%) C++
11 2 (1.79%) PHP
12 1 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (5.36%) AWS Certification
2 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.79%) RHCE
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (56.25%) Docker
2 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (50.00%) Terraform
2 54 (48.21%) Ansible
3 45 (40.18%) Kubernetes
4 28 (25.00%) Puppet
5 26 (23.21%) Packer
6 13 (11.61%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (8.93%) Consul
8 10 (8.93%) Grafana
8 10 (8.93%) Graphite
8 10 (8.93%) Prometheus
9 6 (5.36%) Rancher
10 4 (3.57%) Kibana
10 4 (3.57%) logstash
11 2 (1.79%) Mesos
11 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.79%) rkt
11 2 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.79%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.18%) Google
3 12 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.68%) VMware
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco
5 1 (0.89%) Facebook
5 1 (0.89%) IBM
5 1 (0.89%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.89%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.89%) Remedy
5 1 (0.89%) UiPath
5 1 (0.89%) YouTube