Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 106 164
Rank change year-on-year +52 +58 +21
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 380 292 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.47% 2.88% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 3.17% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 262 231 161
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £34,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +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 7,707 9,221 10,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.76% 91.02% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,873 7,505 8,160
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +48 183 £57,500 +15.00% 32
Shropshire +24 74 £55,000 -23.08% 37
Coventry +12 47 £52,500 -25.00% 13
Warwickshire +18 27 £55,000 +59.42% 13
Solihull +22 18 £70,000 +100.00% 3
Staffordshire +8 6 £35,000 -46.15% 3
Worcestershire - 2 £43,750 - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 185 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (43.95%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (43.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 129 (33.95%) Java
5 114 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 111 (29.21%) Python
7 110 (28.95%) Ansible
8 104 (27.37%) Linux
9 95 (25.00%) Docker
10 93 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
11 89 (23.42%) Microsoft
12 83 (21.84%) Puppet
13 81 (21.32%) Opscode Chef
14 80 (21.05%) Microservices
15 78 (20.53%) SQL
16 76 (20.00%) Terraform
17 72 (18.95%) Open Source
18 66 (17.37%) Kubernetes
19 65 (17.11%) Software Engineering
20 63 (16.58%) Configuration Management
20 63 (16.58%) Windows
21 58 (15.26%) Git (software)
22 57 (15.00%) JavaScript
22 57 (15.00%) Scrum
23 53 (13.95%) ITIL
23 53 (13.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
24 50 (13.16%) DNS
25 48 (12.63%) NoSQL
25 48 (12.63%) Data Centre
26 47 (12.37%) PaaS

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 21 (5.53%) Apache
2 19 (5.00%) Confluence
2 19 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.95%) Drupal
3 15 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 14 (3.68%) nginx
5 11 (2.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 11 (2.89%) OpenStack
6 10 (2.63%) Anypoint
7 8 (2.11%) Mule
8 6 (1.58%) eZ Publish
9 5 (1.32%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.32%) IIS
10 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.79%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 167 (43.95%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (43.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (12.37%) PaaS
4 41 (10.79%) SaaS
5 40 (10.53%) IaaS
6 34 (8.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (6.32%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (4.74%) Amazon S3
9 17 (4.47%) Serverless
10 13 (3.42%) GitHub
11 12 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (3.16%) AWS CloudTrail
12 11 (2.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (2.37%) OpenShift
15 8 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (2.11%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (1.84%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.16%) DNS
2 22 (5.79%) Firewall
3 21 (5.53%) SSL
4 19 (5.00%) DHCP
5 17 (4.47%) VPN
6 10 (2.63%) Skype
7 6 (1.58%) HTTP
8 5 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.32%) Network Security
9 4 (1.05%) Internet
10 3 (0.79%) SAN
10 3 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.53%) NAS
11 2 (0.53%) VSAN
12 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.26%) ISDN
12 1 (0.26%) LAN
12 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.63%) NoSQL
2 36 (9.47%) MySQL
3 32 (8.42%) MongoDB
4 26 (6.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 21 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (5.00%) DB2
7 16 (4.21%) SQL Server
8 12 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.05%) Big Data
13 3 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.53%) Amazon Aurora
14 2 (0.53%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 114 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 58 (15.26%) Git (software)
3 53 (13.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 36 (9.47%) Vagrant
5 33 (8.68%) Maven
6 26 (6.84%) JIRA
7 22 (5.79%) TeamCity
8 21 (5.53%) Cucumber
8 21 (5.53%) Subversion
9 20 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (4.74%) Selenium
11 17 (4.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (4.21%) Hudson
13 14 (3.68%) GoCD
14 13 (3.42%) Bitbucket
15 12 (3.16%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.89%) SonarQube
17 10 (2.63%) Protractor
18 9 (2.37%) JMeter
18 9 (2.37%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (11.05%) Finance
2 23 (6.05%) Marketing
3 12 (3.16%) Advertising
4 11 (2.89%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.89%) Retail
5 10 (2.63%) Automotive
5 10 (2.63%) Billing
6 8 (2.11%) Publishing
7 7 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (29.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 74 (19.47%) Developer
3 35 (9.21%) Java Developer
4 32 (8.42%) Senior Developer
5 30 (7.89%) Architect
6 20 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 17 (4.47%) Head of Architecture
7 17 (4.47%) Senior DevOps
8 15 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (3.68%) DevOps Manager
9 14 (3.68%) Technical Leader
10 13 (3.42%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (3.42%) Platform Engineer
10 13 (3.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.16%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.16%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.53%) .NET
2 33 (8.68%) AngularJS
3 32 (8.42%) HTML
4 31 (8.16%) Web Services
5 29 (7.63%) React
6 23 (6.05%) REST
7 22 (5.79%) CSS
7 22 (5.79%) Spring
8 20 (5.26%) Node.js
9 16 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (3.68%) Dropwizard
10 14 (3.68%) RESTful
10 14 (3.68%) XML
11 13 (3.42%) ASP.NET
11 13 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (3.16%) SAML
13 11 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (2.89%) Spring MVC
14 10 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (6.32%) Public Cloud
4 19 (5.00%) User Experience
5 18 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (4.47%) NHS
7 15 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.95%) Social Media
8 13 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.11%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.32%) Replication
11 5 (1.32%) Taxonomies
12 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.79%) CMDB
14 2 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
14 2 (0.53%) Robotics
14 2 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 104 (27.37%) Linux
2 63 (16.58%) Windows
3 32 (8.42%) Unix
4 22 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.37%) CentOS
8 4 (1.05%) Android
8 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.79%) HPUX
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.79%) SUSE
9 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.53%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (21.05%) Microservices
4 72 (18.95%) Open Source
5 65 (17.11%) Software Engineering
6 63 (16.58%) Configuration Management
7 57 (15.00%) Scrum
8 53 (13.95%) ITIL
9 42 (11.05%) Continuous Deployment
10 37 (9.74%) IT Strategy
11 32 (8.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (8.16%) Test Automation
13 30 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 28 (7.37%) Load Balancing
14 28 (7.37%) TDD
15 26 (6.84%) High Availability
15 26 (6.84%) Service Delivery
16 25 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (6.58%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 129 (33.95%) Java
2 111 (29.21%) Python
3 78 (20.53%) SQL
4 57 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 47 (12.37%) Perl
5 47 (12.37%) Ruby
6 42 (11.05%) Bash Shell
7 38 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 35 (9.21%) C#
9 29 (7.63%) Go
9 29 (7.63%) PHP
10 20 (5.26%) Java 8
11 9 (2.37%) C
11 9 (2.37%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.32%) R
13 4 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (5.53%) Degree
2 19 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.37%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.84%) RHCE
5 7 (1.84%) RHCSA
6 6 (1.58%) ISEB
6 6 (1.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.32%) CISSP
8 3 (0.79%) CCENT
8 3 (0.79%) CEH
8 3 (0.79%) CISM
8 3 (0.79%) CRISC
9 2 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.53%) CISA
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.53%) SANS
10 1 (0.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.26%) QA
2 11 (2.89%) GDPR
3 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.11%) SLA
4 6 (1.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (25.00%) Docker
2 36 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.32%) Varnish
7 3 (0.79%) NFS
8 2 (0.53%) GFS2
8 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.26%) KVM
9 1 (0.26%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 110 (28.95%) Ansible
2 83 (21.84%) Puppet
3 81 (21.32%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (20.00%) Terraform
5 66 (17.37%) Kubernetes
6 33 (8.68%) Docker Swarm
6 33 (8.68%) Packer
7 29 (7.63%) Consul
8 24 (6.32%) Opsview
9 23 (6.05%) Grafana
9 23 (6.05%) Graphite
10 21 (5.53%) Salt
11 19 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (5.00%) SCCM
12 18 (4.74%) Nagios
13 16 (4.21%) ZABBIX
14 12 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.84%) Prometheus
16 6 (1.58%) rkt
17 5 (1.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 89 (23.42%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.53%) VMware
3 32 (8.42%) IBM
4 29 (7.63%) Google
5 27 (7.11%) Cisco
6 23 (6.05%) Atlassian
7 21 (5.53%) Forcepoint
7 21 (5.53%) HP
7 21 (5.53%) Symantec
8 19 (5.00%) Dell
8 19 (5.00%) McAfee
9 17 (4.47%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.42%) Adobe
11 11 (2.89%) Oracle
11 11 (2.89%) Splunk
12 5 (1.32%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.32%) hybris
12 5 (1.32%) Remedy
13 4 (1.05%) MobileIron
14 3 (0.79%) Sybase