Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 16 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 +31 +75
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 644 601 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.54% 9.47% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.73% 10.46% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 693 590 342
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,875 £72,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +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 4,094 5,743 7,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.46% 90.48% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,102 4,784 5,519
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +5 352 £57,500 - 96
Warwickshire +12 57 £56,500 +6.81% 5
Solihull +39 53 £52,500 +50.00% 9
Worcestershire +7 47 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Coventry -2 37 £42,500 -24.11% 15
Shropshire -1 15 £60,000 -20.00% 9
Staffordshire +11 12 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Herefordshire +6 12 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Walsall -1 9 £27,500 -38.89% 1
Wednesbury - 3 £65,000 -
Dudley - 1 £45,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £43,500 - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 410 (63.66%) Azure
2 399 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (30.59%) AWS
4 190 (29.50%) .NET
5 186 (28.88%) SQL
6 183 (28.42%) C#
7 182 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 170 (26.40%) JavaScript
9 149 (23.14%) Terraform
10 148 (22.98%) Python
11 139 (21.58%) Docker
12 131 (20.34%) Linux
13 120 (18.63%) Microservices
14 116 (18.01%) Kubernetes
14 116 (18.01%) Ansible
15 114 (17.70%) SQL Server
15 114 (17.70%) Git (software)
16 107 (16.61%) REST
17 105 (16.30%) Scrum
18 99 (15.37%) SDLC
19 97 (15.06%) CSS
20 94 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
21 93 (14.44%) PowerShell
22 90 (13.98%) AngularJS
23 89 (13.82%) TDD
24 88 (13.66%) HTML
24 88 (13.66%) GCP
24 88 (13.66%) Jenkins
25 81 (12.58%) SaaS
26 80 (12.42%) React

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 30 (4.66%) CMS
1 30 (4.66%) Umbraco
2 18 (2.80%) Confluence
3 15 (2.33%) IIS
4 11 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.93%) Camunda
7 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.62%) Kentico
8 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.62%) WordPress
9 2 (0.31%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) Drupal
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.09%) Magento
3 7 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 410 (63.66%) Azure
2 197 (30.59%) AWS
3 88 (13.66%) GCP
4 81 (12.58%) SaaS
5 69 (10.71%) GitHub
6 59 (9.16%) PaaS
7 49 (7.61%) Serverless
8 47 (7.30%) IaaS
9 30 (4.66%) Power Platform
10 28 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 19 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (2.64%) OpenShift
17 12 (1.86%) Amazon ECS
17 12 (1.86%) Power Automate
18 11 (1.71%) PowerApps
19 10 (1.55%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.43%) Firewall
2 17 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.64%) VPN
3 9 (1.40%) AMQP
3 9 (1.40%) VLAN
4 7 (1.09%) DNS
4 7 (1.09%) HTTP
5 6 (0.93%) OpenVPN
6 5 (0.78%) Network Security
7 3 (0.47%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (0.47%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.47%) RTP
7 3 (0.47%) SSL
7 3 (0.47%) STUN
7 3 (0.47%) VoIP
8 2 (0.31%) Internet
9 1 (0.16%) FTP
9 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 39 (6.06%) MySQL
3 39 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (4.04%) Power BI
6 24 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 24 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.26%) Big Data
8 20 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.80%) Redis
10 10 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.40%) Pentaho
12 8 (1.24%) OLTP
13 7 (1.09%) OLAP
13 7 (1.09%) SAP BW
13 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 114 (17.70%) Git (software)
2 88 (13.66%) Jenkins
3 43 (6.68%) Visual Studio
4 33 (5.12%) JIRA
5 32 (4.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 32 (4.97%) Selenium
6 31 (4.81%) TeamCity
7 29 (4.50%) Bitbucket
7 29 (4.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (3.57%) GitLab
9 20 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.40%) NUnit
11 9 (1.40%) Subversion
12 8 (1.24%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio Code
13 7 (1.09%) Storybook
13 7 (1.09%) Vagrant
13 7 (1.09%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.09%) webpack
General
1 54 (8.39%) Finance
2 33 (5.12%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.95%) Retail
4 15 (2.33%) Back Office
4 15 (2.33%) Law
5 12 (1.86%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.55%) Games
6 10 (1.55%) Marketing
7 9 (1.40%) Digital Economy
8 5 (0.78%) Automotive
9 4 (0.62%) Publishing
10 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 198 (30.75%) Developer
2 162 (25.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 53 (8.23%) Architect
4 50 (7.76%) Azure Engineer
5 43 (6.68%) .NET Developer
5 43 (6.68%) Senior Developer
6 36 (5.59%) Software Developer
7 34 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
8 31 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
8 31 (4.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 29 (4.50%) Analyst
10 28 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 28 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
11 27 (4.19%) AWS Engineer
12 26 (4.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 26 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 26 (4.04%) Lead DevOps
13 25 (3.88%) Software Engineer
14 23 (3.57%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (29.50%) .NET
2 107 (16.61%) REST
3 97 (15.06%) CSS
4 90 (13.98%) AngularJS
5 88 (13.66%) HTML
6 80 (12.42%) React
7 64 (9.94%) jQuery
8 58 (9.01%) .NET Framework
9 55 (8.54%) ASP.NET
9 55 (8.54%) Node.js
10 45 (6.99%) Flask
11 43 (6.68%) Django
12 41 (6.37%) .NET Core
13 35 (5.43%) Web Services
14 31 (4.81%) JSON
15 26 (4.04%) Kafka
15 26 (4.04%) Vue.js
16 25 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (3.73%) GraphQL
18 22 (3.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.26%) Public Cloud
4 19 (2.95%) Private Cloud
5 17 (2.64%) Cloud Native
6 15 (2.33%) User Experience
7 11 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.71%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.09%) W3C
11 5 (0.78%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.62%) AS400
12 4 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.62%) Wiki
13 3 (0.47%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.47%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 131 (20.34%) Linux
2 77 (11.96%) Windows
3 32 (4.97%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.50%) Unix
5 21 (3.26%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.24%) CentOS
8 5 (0.78%) Android
9 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (18.63%) Microservices
3 105 (16.30%) Scrum
4 99 (15.37%) SDLC
5 94 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (13.82%) TDD
7 79 (12.27%) Infrastructure as Code
7 79 (12.27%) MVC
8 78 (12.11%) Test Automation
9 73 (11.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 73 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (9.32%) Software Engineering
11 55 (8.54%) Configuration Management
12 52 (8.07%) Migration
13 51 (7.92%) Mentoring
14 47 (7.30%) Fintech
15 46 (7.14%) BDD
16 39 (6.06%) Analytics
17 38 (5.90%) Kanban
17 38 (5.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 186 (28.88%) SQL
2 183 (28.42%) C#
3 170 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 148 (22.98%) Python
5 93 (14.44%) PowerShell
6 78 (12.11%) Java
7 66 (10.25%) Bash Shell
8 48 (7.45%) PHP
9 39 (6.06%) T-SQL
10 32 (4.97%) TypeScript
11 26 (4.04%) Go
12 18 (2.80%) Perl
13 17 (2.64%) Ruby
14 15 (2.33%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.55%) C++
16 4 (0.62%) C
16 4 (0.62%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.47%) ES6
17 3 (0.47%) Scala
17 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.71%) Degree
3 59 (9.16%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.09%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.47%) CCSP
9 3 (0.47%) CISSP
10 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) CCNA
11 1 (0.16%) HND
11 1 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.45%) QA
2 19 (2.95%) GDPR
3 17 (2.64%) SLA
4 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (21.58%) Docker
2 32 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.66%) Active Directory
4 19 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.33%) vSphere
6 13 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.62%) LXC
8 3 (0.47%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.16%) Varnish
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 149 (23.14%) Terraform
2 116 (18.01%) Ansible
2 116 (18.01%) Kubernetes
3 45 (6.99%) Puppet
4 44 (6.83%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (2.80%) Prometheus
6 14 (2.17%) Rancher
7 10 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
7 10 (1.55%) Grafana
8 9 (1.40%) CASB
8 9 (1.40%) Packer
9 7 (1.09%) Opsgenie
10 6 (0.93%) Consul
10 6 (0.93%) Graylog
10 6 (0.93%) logstash
10 6 (0.93%) Nagios
10 6 (0.93%) Salt
11 5 (0.78%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.47%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 182 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.78%) Google
3 61 (9.47%) Oracle
4 32 (4.97%) VMware
5 23 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 22 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.55%) SAP
8 9 (1.40%) Cadence
8 9 (1.40%) Splunk
9 7 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.09%) EnterpriseDB
9 7 (1.09%) IBM
10 6 (0.93%) Arista
10 6 (0.93%) Cisco
10 6 (0.93%) Databricks
10 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.62%) New Relic
12 4 (0.62%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.47%) SaltStack