Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 121 153
Rank change year-on-year +74 +32 +36
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 399 247 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.04% 2.50% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 2.76% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 282 186 164
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +2.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £33,000 £36,406 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £88,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £64,733 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.17% +9.09%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,251 8,938 9,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.51% 90.58% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5,406 7,014 7,490
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,225 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.57% +4.26% -3.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DevOps as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 February 2019. 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 +61 186 £55,000 -2.22% 54
Shropshire +26 67 £51,250 -16.33% 20
Warwickshire +47 56 £42,500 - 14
Coventry -3 26 £52,500 -25.00% 21
Solihull +29 25 £57,500 +12.20% 8
Staffordshire +10 11 £35,000 -46.15% 16
Worcestershire -10 6 £58,750 +46.88% 3
Walsall - 1 £75,000 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 221 (55.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (48.87%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (28.07%) Jenkins
5 107 (26.82%) Docker
6 98 (24.56%) Microsoft
7 96 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (23.81%) Python
9 94 (23.56%) Java
10 93 (23.31%) Puppet
11 92 (23.06%) Ansible
12 86 (21.55%) Configuration Management
13 81 (20.30%) SQL
13 81 (20.30%) Linux
14 80 (20.05%) Microservices
15 77 (19.30%) Open Source
16 75 (18.80%) Kubernetes
17 70 (17.54%) Terraform
18 69 (17.29%) Software Engineering
19 63 (15.79%) Git (software)
20 62 (15.54%) JavaScript
21 59 (14.79%) Windows
21 59 (14.79%) Continuous Delivery
22 55 (13.78%) .NET
23 54 (13.53%) Cloud Computing
24 51 (12.78%) NoSQL
25 50 (12.53%) Finance
25 50 (12.53%) Scrum
26 49 (12.28%) IT Strategy
27 48 (12.03%) Opscode Chef

DevOps
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 25 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.51%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (3.01%) Drupal
3 12 (3.01%) OpenStack
4 10 (2.51%) Anypoint
4 10 (2.51%) Apache
5 9 (2.26%) IIS
5 9 (2.26%) SAS
6 8 (2.01%) Mule
7 7 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.00%) CMS
8 4 (1.00%) nginx
9 3 (0.75%) eZ Publish
10 2 (0.50%) Confluence
10 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.75%) ArchiCAD
3 3 (0.75%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.75%) MicroStation
3 3 (0.75%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 221 (55.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (48.87%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (13.53%) Cloud Computing
4 47 (11.78%) PaaS
5 37 (9.27%) SaaS
6 31 (7.77%) IaaS
7 29 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (6.77%) Serverless
9 26 (6.52%) GitHub
10 25 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (5.76%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (5.51%) Amazon S3
13 16 (4.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (3.76%) Office 365
15 12 (3.01%) AWS CloudTrail
15 12 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (2.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 9 (2.26%) CloudFront
16 9 (2.26%) Route 53
17 8 (2.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.27%) DNS
2 22 (5.51%) DHCP
3 13 (3.26%) Firewall
4 7 (1.75%) Skype
4 7 (1.75%) SSL
4 7 (1.75%) VPN
5 5 (1.25%) Internet
5 5 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.00%) OpenVPN
7 3 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.75%) HTTP
7 3 (0.75%) LAN
7 3 (0.75%) MPLS
7 3 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.75%) WAN
7 3 (0.75%) Wireless
8 2 (0.50%) SAN
9 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.78%) NoSQL
2 27 (6.77%) SQL Server
3 23 (5.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (4.76%) MySQL
6 16 (4.01%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.76%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (3.26%) MongoDB
10 12 (3.01%) DB2
10 12 (3.01%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (2.26%) Big Data
13 8 (2.01%) GIS
13 8 (2.01%) Pentaho
13 8 (2.01%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.75%) EDMS
14 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 112 (28.07%) Jenkins
2 63 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 37 (9.27%) Maven
5 34 (8.52%) Visual Studio
6 29 (7.27%) Selenium
7 19 (4.76%) JMeter
8 18 (4.51%) Cucumber
8 18 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (4.26%) Vagrant
10 15 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (3.51%) Protractor
12 13 (3.26%) Bitbucket
12 13 (3.26%) JIRA
12 13 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (3.26%) TeamCity
13 12 (3.01%) SoapUI
14 11 (2.76%) Artifactory
14 11 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (2.26%) NUnit
General
1 50 (12.53%) Finance
2 16 (4.01%) Retail
3 10 (2.51%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.26%) Marketing
5 6 (1.50%) Law
5 6 (1.50%) Legal
5 6 (1.50%) Publishing
6 3 (0.75%) Advertising
6 3 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 125 (31.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 75 (18.80%) Developer
3 47 (11.78%) Architect
4 24 (6.02%) Java Developer
5 23 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (5.26%) Analyst
6 21 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
6 21 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 20 (5.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (5.01%) AWS Engineer
7 20 (5.01%) Senior DevOps
8 19 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 18 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (4.26%) Azure DevOps
10 17 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 17 (4.26%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
11 14 (3.51%) Platform Engineer
11 14 (3.51%) Technical Leader
12 13 (3.26%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.78%) .NET
2 41 (10.28%) Web Services
3 40 (10.03%) Node.js
4 34 (8.52%) React
5 28 (7.02%) HTML
6 26 (6.52%) AngularJS
7 21 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 21 (5.26%) CSS
8 18 (4.51%) REST
9 17 (4.26%) LAMP
10 15 (3.76%) Dropwizard
11 14 (3.51%) SAML
11 14 (3.51%) Spring
12 12 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (2.51%) Apache Camel
13 10 (2.51%) Kafka
14 9 (2.26%) SOAP
15 8 (2.01%) RESTful
16 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (1.75%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.27%) Data Centre
1 33 (8.27%) Public Cloud
2 28 (7.02%) User Experience
3 24 (6.02%) NHS
3 24 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.01%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.75%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.00%) Robotics
11 3 (0.75%) CMDB
11 3 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.50%) BYOD
12 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.50%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.30%) Linux
2 59 (14.79%) Windows
3 30 (7.52%) Unix
4 23 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.01%) Android
6 12 (3.01%) Apple iOS
7 11 (2.76%) CentOS
7 11 (2.76%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.01%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.75%) DC/OS
9 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.50%) HPUX
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
3 86 (21.55%) Configuration Management
4 80 (20.05%) Microservices
5 77 (19.30%) Open Source
6 69 (17.29%) Software Engineering
7 59 (14.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 50 (12.53%) Scrum
9 49 (12.28%) IT Strategy
10 44 (11.03%) Test Automation
11 42 (10.53%) ITIL
12 40 (10.03%) SDLC
13 39 (9.77%) Technical Leadership
14 36 (9.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 35 (8.77%) High Availability
16 33 (8.27%) Service Delivery
17 32 (8.02%) Waterfall
18 31 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 31 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (7.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 95 (23.81%) Python
2 94 (23.56%) Java
3 81 (20.30%) SQL
4 62 (15.54%) JavaScript
5 47 (11.78%) C#
6 36 (9.02%) PowerShell
7 32 (8.02%) PHP
8 30 (7.52%) Perl
9 28 (7.02%) Bash Shell
10 25 (6.27%) Ruby
11 21 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 19 (4.76%) PL/SQL
13 18 (4.51%) Go
14 11 (2.76%) Scala
15 6 (1.50%) R
16 3 (0.75%) C
17 2 (0.50%) Java 8
17 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
18 1 (0.25%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 35 (8.77%) Degree
2 27 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (5.01%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.26%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.01%) ISEB
6 8 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.25%) RHCE
7 5 (1.25%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.00%) HND
9 3 (0.75%) CCENT
9 3 (0.75%) CCNP
9 3 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.50%) CISSP
10 2 (0.50%) CRISC
10 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.52%) QA
2 14 (3.51%) GDPR
3 11 (2.76%) SLA
4 9 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (26.82%) Docker
2 37 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.75%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.75%) NFS
8 2 (0.50%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) Firmware
9 1 (0.25%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 93 (23.31%) Puppet
2 92 (23.06%) Ansible
3 75 (18.80%) Kubernetes
4 70 (17.54%) Terraform
5 48 (12.03%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (8.02%) Packer
7 24 (6.02%) Docker Swarm
8 22 (5.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 22 (5.51%) SCCM
9 19 (4.76%) Consul
9 19 (4.76%) Opsview
10 11 (2.76%) Grafana
10 11 (2.76%) Graphite
11 10 (2.51%) Prometheus
12 8 (2.01%) rkt
13 7 (1.75%) CFEngine
13 7 (1.75%) Mesos
13 7 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 98 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.77%) Google
2 39 (9.77%) VMware
3 33 (8.27%) IBM
4 28 (7.02%) HP
5 26 (6.52%) Cisco
6 22 (5.51%) Dell
6 22 (5.51%) Forcepoint
6 22 (5.51%) McAfee
6 22 (5.51%) Symantec
7 19 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 16 (4.01%) Oracle
9 14 (3.51%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.01%) Cloudera
10 8 (2.01%) MobileIron
10 8 (2.01%) Splunk
11 7 (1.75%) Remedy
12 3 (0.75%) Meraki
12 3 (0.75%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.75%) New Relic