Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 12 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 +39
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 886 352 555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.83% 13.96% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.82% 14.70% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 688 285 427
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -8.70%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £76,250
England median annual salary £65,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +0.77% - +4.00%

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 6,412 2,394 6,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.83% 94.96% 92.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,809 1,933 5,580
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,758 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.13% +0.23%
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +2.94%

DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DevOps as a proportion 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

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

Salary trend for DevOps in the West Midlands

DevOps
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 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
Birmingham 0 564 £65,000 +18.18% 108
Warwickshire -3 68 £47,500 +1.06% 18
Worcestershire +3 62 £55,000 +33.33% 16
Coventry -5 47 £50,000 -8.26% 24
Solihull -13 41 £40,000 -30.43% 9
Shropshire +13 29 £60,000 +33.33% 20
Staffordshire -25 17 £41,250 -17.50% 6
West Bromwich +3 12 £52,500 +66.67% 1
Walsall -2 8 £49,904 -16.83% 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £32,500 - 3
Herefordshire - 3 - - 1
Wednesbury -4 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 552 (62.30%) Azure
2 460 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (36.57%) Terraform
4 286 (32.28%) AWS
5 263 (29.68%) Docker
6 248 (27.99%) Kubernetes
7 230 (25.96%) SQL
8 229 (25.85%) Microservices
9 205 (23.14%) .NET
10 200 (22.57%) C#
11 175 (19.75%) Infrastructure as Code
12 160 (18.06%) Linux
13 156 (17.61%) Social Skills
14 152 (17.16%) Ansible
15 147 (16.59%) Microsoft
16 143 (16.14%) Python
17 141 (15.91%) Jenkins
18 132 (14.90%) Finance
19 128 (14.45%) Java
20 127 (14.33%) PowerShell
21 123 (13.88%) Windows
22 122 (13.77%) JavaScript
23 119 (13.43%) Scrum
24 113 (12.75%) SQL Server
25 107 (12.08%) Git (software)
26 106 (11.96%) Software Engineering
26 106 (11.96%) .NET Core
27 103 (11.63%) TDD
27 103 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
28 102 (11.51%) Security Cleared

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 27 (3.05%) Confluence
2 20 (2.26%) IIS
3 19 (2.14%) Apache
4 13 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.35%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.24%) JBoss
7 6 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.45%) CMS
9 4 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.34%) nginx
11 2 (0.23%) Mendix
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.11%) Luigi
12 1 (0.11%) MTS
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) Magento
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) iTrent
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 552 (62.30%) Azure
2 286 (32.28%) AWS
3 92 (10.38%) GCP
4 79 (8.92%) SaaS
5 64 (7.22%) PaaS
6 60 (6.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 55 (6.21%) Serverless
8 52 (5.87%) GitHub
8 52 (5.87%) IaaS
9 51 (5.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 43 (4.85%) Microsoft 365
11 39 (4.40%) Power Platform
12 32 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (2.82%) Amazon EKS
15 22 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
15 22 (2.48%) OpenShift
16 21 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (2.37%) Azure Key Vault
17 20 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.50%) Firewall
2 22 (2.48%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.37%) DNS
3 21 (2.37%) HTTP
4 20 (2.26%) Network Security
5 17 (1.92%) DHCP
6 12 (1.35%) LAN
6 12 (1.35%) VLAN
6 12 (1.35%) WAN
7 9 (1.02%) DMZ
8 5 (0.56%) IPv6
9 3 (0.34%) AMQP
9 3 (0.34%) Internet
9 3 (0.34%) SSL
9 3 (0.34%) VPN
10 2 (0.23%) IPsec
10 2 (0.23%) SMTP
10 2 (0.23%) Wireless
11 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 82 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 30 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 26 (2.93%) Big Data
5 26 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 26 (2.93%) MySQL
6 21 (2.37%) Power BI
7 20 (2.26%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.58%) Data Lake
9 14 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.47%) MariaDB
11 10 (1.13%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.56%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 141 (15.91%) Jenkins
2 107 (12.08%) Git (software)
3 67 (7.56%) JIRA
4 44 (4.97%) GitLab
5 38 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 35 (3.95%) TeamCity
7 31 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.47%) Selenium
10 12 (1.35%) JMeter
10 12 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (1.13%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.02%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.02%) Hudson
12 9 (1.02%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.90%) git-flow
14 7 (0.79%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.68%) gulp
15 6 (0.68%) Maven
15 6 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 156 (17.61%) Social Skills
2 132 (14.90%) Finance
3 37 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.39%) Retail
5 29 (3.27%) Games
6 26 (2.93%) Public Sector
7 14 (1.58%) Local Government
8 13 (1.47%) Marketing
9 8 (0.90%) Law
10 7 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.68%) Banking
11 6 (0.68%) Legal
12 5 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.45%) Automotive
14 3 (0.34%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.34%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.23%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.23%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 222 (25.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 163 (18.40%) Developer
3 95 (10.72%) Architect
4 65 (7.34%) Cloud Engineer
5 62 (7.00%) AWS Engineer
6 56 (6.32%) Platform Engineer
7 53 (5.98%) Senior DevOps
8 50 (5.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 48 (5.42%) Azure Engineer
10 41 (4.63%) Software Engineer
11 39 (4.40%) .NET Developer
12 38 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 33 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (3.61%) AWS DevOps
15 31 (3.50%) Technical Architect
16 30 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 29 (3.27%) Lead DevOps
18 26 (2.93%) Test Engineer
19 24 (2.71%) Analyst
20 23 (2.60%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (23.14%) .NET
2 106 (11.96%) .NET Core
3 83 (9.37%) RESTful
4 77 (8.69%) React
5 61 (6.88%) HTML
6 53 (5.98%) .NET Framework
6 53 (5.98%) Spring
7 48 (5.42%) REST
8 38 (4.29%) AngularJS
9 35 (3.95%) Web Services
10 34 (3.84%) CSS
11 31 (3.50%) ASP.NET
12 26 (2.93%) ARM Templates
13 25 (2.82%) Kafka
14 24 (2.71%) HTML5
14 24 (2.71%) OAuth
15 22 (2.48%) Node.js
16 21 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
16 21 (2.37%) JSON
16 21 (2.37%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (5.76%) Cloud Native
4 50 (5.64%) Public Cloud
5 24 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.58%) Housing Association
7 14 (1.58%) User Experience
8 11 (1.24%) Clustering
8 11 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.56%) iPad
11 5 (0.56%) Wiki
12 4 (0.45%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.45%) W3C
13 3 (0.34%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 160 (18.06%) Linux
2 123 (13.88%) Windows
3 36 (4.06%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.37%) CentOS
6 19 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 17 (1.92%) Unix
7 17 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (25.85%) Microservices
3 175 (19.75%) Infrastructure as Code
4 119 (13.43%) Scrum
5 106 (11.96%) Software Engineering
6 103 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (11.63%) TDD
7 94 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
8 91 (10.27%) Mentoring
9 76 (8.58%) SDLC
10 73 (8.24%) Test Automation
11 71 (8.01%) Configuration Management
12 66 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 63 (7.11%) Coaching
14 52 (5.87%) Migration
15 51 (5.76%) Software Testing
16 50 (5.64%) Analytics
17 49 (5.53%) API Design
18 48 (5.42%) Open Source
19 47 (5.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (25.96%) SQL
2 200 (22.57%) C#
3 143 (16.14%) Python
4 128 (14.45%) Java
5 127 (14.33%) PowerShell
6 122 (13.77%) JavaScript
7 75 (8.47%) Bash Shell
8 69 (7.79%) Go
9 31 (3.50%) TypeScript
10 29 (3.27%) T-SQL
11 28 (3.16%) PHP
12 25 (2.82%) Ruby
13 18 (2.03%) Perl
14 11 (1.24%) ES6
15 8 (0.90%) C
15 8 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.79%) ES7
17 6 (0.68%) C++
17 6 (0.68%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 102 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 96 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.30%) Degree
4 19 (2.14%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.45%) ISEB
8 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.34%) RHCE
9 3 (0.34%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) HND
11 1 (0.11%) IIBA
11 1 (0.11%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.67%) QA
2 27 (3.05%) PMO
3 11 (1.24%) GDPR
4 9 (1.02%) SLA
5 5 (0.56%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.23%) GRC
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 263 (29.68%) Docker
2 46 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.34%) KVM
6 1 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 324 (36.57%) Terraform
2 248 (27.99%) Kubernetes
3 152 (17.16%) Ansible
4 59 (6.66%) Grafana
5 43 (4.85%) Puppet
6 34 (3.84%) Prometheus
7 31 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (3.05%) Docker Swarm
9 23 (2.60%) Packer
10 21 (2.37%) Consul
11 19 (2.14%) Rancher
12 18 (2.03%) Graphite
13 15 (1.69%) Nagios
14 13 (1.47%) Opsview
14 13 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (1.24%) Opsgenie
16 10 (1.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 10 (1.13%) Salt
16 10 (1.13%) WSUS
17 9 (1.02%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 147 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.30%) Oracle
3 42 (4.74%) VMware
4 39 (4.40%) Google
5 31 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.69%) New Relic
7 14 (1.58%) Citrix
8 13 (1.47%) Databricks
9 10 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.79%) Dynatrace
11 7 (0.79%) MuleSoft
11 7 (0.79%) SaltStack
12 6 (0.68%) Splunk
13 5 (0.56%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.45%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.45%) Guidewire
14 4 (0.45%) SAP
14 4 (0.45%) Sybase
15 3 (0.34%) Parasoft