Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 98 160
Rank change year-on-year +66 +62 +67
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 506 280 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.53% 2.97% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 3.26% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 388 211 147
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £71,900
England median annual salary £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +4.17% +4.35%

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 7,123 8,586 8,982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.91% 91.06% 91.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5,470 6,586 7,376
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +50 183 £57,500 - 39
Warwickshire +50 99 £45,000 -16.28% 10
Shropshire +14 74 £51,250 -14.58% 8
Coventry +23 35 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Staffordshire +28 33 £50,000 -14.89% 6
Worcestershire +4 29 £57,500 +43.75% 5
Solihull +9 26 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Walsall - 7 £75,000 -
Herefordshire -14 4 £45,000 -20.00% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £57,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 307 (60.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 289 (57.11%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (50.79%) Amazon AWS
4 146 (28.85%) .NET
5 141 (27.87%) SQL
6 135 (26.68%) C#
7 134 (26.48%) Jenkins
8 130 (25.69%) Docker
9 121 (23.91%) Microsoft
10 117 (23.12%) Scrum
10 117 (23.12%) Git (software)
11 108 (21.34%) Java
12 107 (21.15%) Linux
13 101 (19.96%) Python
14 99 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
15 98 (19.37%) Ansible
16 92 (18.18%) Software Engineering
17 87 (17.19%) Puppet
18 86 (17.00%) Test Automation
18 86 (17.00%) SQL Server
18 86 (17.00%) Terraform
19 77 (15.22%) ASP.NET
19 77 (15.22%) SDLC
20 70 (13.83%) Configuration Management
21 68 (13.44%) Open Source
22 67 (13.24%) JavaScript
22 67 (13.24%) Kubernetes
23 62 (12.25%) Microservices
24 59 (11.66%) Web Services
24 59 (11.66%) Degree

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 26 (5.14%) SAS
2 16 (3.16%) Apache
3 15 (2.96%) Confluence
3 15 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.98%) nginx
5 8 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.19%) CMS
7 5 (0.99%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.59%) IIS
9 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.79%) S-PLUS
3 2 (0.40%) ArchiCAD
3 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.40%) MicroStation
3 2 (0.40%) Revit
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 307 (60.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 257 (50.79%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (11.46%) PaaS
4 49 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (8.89%) Serverless
6 35 (6.92%) IaaS
7 30 (5.93%) GitHub
8 28 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (5.34%) Amazon S3
10 26 (5.14%) Office 365
11 24 (4.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (3.75%) SaaS
13 16 (3.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 16 (3.16%) Route 53
14 15 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (2.96%) Power Platform
15 14 (2.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (2.57%) CloudFront
17 11 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.96%) DNS
1 15 (2.96%) Firewall
2 14 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.58%) HTTP
4 6 (1.19%) LAN
4 6 (1.19%) WAN
5 5 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.99%) MPLS
5 5 (0.99%) VPN
5 5 (0.99%) Wireless
6 4 (0.79%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.79%) NAS
6 4 (0.79%) Network Security
6 4 (0.79%) OpenVPN
6 4 (0.79%) SAN
6 4 (0.79%) SSL
7 3 (0.59%) Internet
8 2 (0.40%) FTP
8 2 (0.40%) SMTP
8 2 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.31%) MySQL
3 36 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (6.32%) Hadoop
5 31 (6.13%) NoSQL
6 30 (5.93%) Amazon RDS
6 30 (5.93%) Amazon Redshift
7 26 (5.14%) Pentaho
8 24 (4.74%) OLAP
9 20 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (3.36%) Big Data
12 17 (3.36%) MongoDB
13 16 (3.16%) Oracle Database
14 15 (2.96%) Power BI
15 14 (2.77%) Relational Database
16 11 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
16 11 (2.17%) Redis
17 9 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 134 (26.48%) Jenkins
2 117 (23.12%) Git (software)
3 58 (11.46%) Visual Studio
4 51 (10.08%) Maven
5 48 (9.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 42 (8.30%) Bitbucket
7 37 (7.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (5.53%) Artifactory
10 25 (4.94%) JIRA
11 19 (3.75%) GitLab
12 17 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (3.16%) Selenium
14 12 (2.37%) JUnit
14 12 (2.37%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.78%) CircleCI
15 9 (1.78%) Codeship
15 9 (1.78%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.38%) HP UFT
16 7 (1.38%) Protractor
General
1 45 (8.89%) Finance
2 42 (8.30%) Retail
3 15 (2.96%) Marketing
4 12 (2.37%) Electronics
5 9 (1.78%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.58%) Banking
7 7 (1.38%) Legal
8 4 (0.79%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 158 (31.23%) Developer
2 109 (21.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 83 (16.40%) .NET Developer
4 78 (15.42%) Architect
5 52 (10.28%) Solutions Architect
6 30 (5.93%) Senior Developer
7 29 (5.73%) Cloud Developer
8 28 (5.53%) AWS Engineer
8 28 (5.53%) C# Developer
9 27 (5.34%) Java Developer
10 26 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (5.14%) Software Engineer
11 25 (4.94%) Analyst
12 23 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
12 23 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 21 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
13 21 (4.15%) Software Developer
14 19 (3.75%) Platform Engineer
15 18 (3.56%) Lead Developer
16 14 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (28.85%) .NET
2 77 (15.22%) ASP.NET
3 59 (11.66%) Web Services
4 56 (11.07%) Node.js
5 51 (10.08%) HTML
6 48 (9.49%) CSS
7 36 (7.11%) .NET Core
7 36 (7.11%) AngularJS
8 28 (5.53%) .NET Framework
9 26 (5.14%) React
10 23 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (4.35%) JSON
11 22 (4.35%) WCF
12 21 (4.15%) XML
13 19 (3.75%) jQuery
14 16 (3.16%) Kafka
14 16 (3.16%) RESTful
14 16 (3.16%) Sass
15 15 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (2.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.49%) Public Cloud
2 28 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (5.34%) User Experience
4 21 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.95%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.95%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.57%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.37%) Infotainment
9 11 (2.17%) Clustering
9 11 (2.17%) NHS
10 7 (1.38%) Replication
11 6 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
13 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 107 (21.15%) Linux
2 54 (10.67%) Unix
3 45 (8.89%) Windows
4 15 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.77%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.57%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.37%) CentOS
8 5 (0.99%) Android
8 5 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.79%) DC/OS
9 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) HPUX
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (57.11%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (23.12%) Scrum
3 99 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 86 (17.00%) Test Automation
6 77 (15.22%) SDLC
7 70 (13.83%) Configuration Management
8 68 (13.44%) Open Source
9 62 (12.25%) Microservices
10 58 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 58 (11.46%) MVC
11 52 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (10.28%) Sprint Planning
12 47 (9.29%) Analytics
12 47 (9.29%) Infrastructure as Code
13 43 (8.50%) Presales
14 39 (7.71%) Mentoring
15 38 (7.51%) Data Analytics
16 36 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (6.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 141 (27.87%) SQL
2 135 (26.68%) C#
3 108 (21.34%) Java
4 101 (19.96%) Python
5 67 (13.24%) JavaScript
6 54 (10.67%) Bash Shell
7 40 (7.91%) PHP
8 33 (6.52%) PL/SQL
9 28 (5.53%) Shell Script
10 24 (4.74%) Perl
11 22 (4.35%) PowerShell
12 21 (4.15%) T-SQL
13 19 (3.75%) Ruby
13 19 (3.75%) Scala
14 15 (2.96%) Go
15 9 (1.78%) C
16 5 (0.99%) Groovy
16 5 (0.99%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (11.66%) Degree
2 38 (7.51%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.96%) AWS Certification
5 12 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.17%) HND
7 10 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.78%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.38%) RHCE
10 5 (0.99%) CCNP
11 4 (0.79%) CCNA
12 3 (0.59%) MCSE
12 3 (0.59%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.40%) ISEB
13 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.20%) CCDP
14 1 (0.20%) CCENT
14 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.91%) QA
2 12 (2.37%) GDPR
2 12 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.98%) SLA
4 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 130 (25.69%) Docker
2 13 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.57%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.99%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.79%) KVM
6 4 (0.79%) Varnish
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.20%) Firmware
8 1 (0.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 98 (19.37%) Ansible
2 87 (17.19%) Puppet
3 86 (17.00%) Terraform
4 67 (13.24%) Kubernetes
5 42 (8.30%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.75%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (3.36%) Packer
8 11 (2.17%) Opsview
9 9 (1.78%) CFEngine
9 9 (1.78%) Grafana
9 9 (1.78%) Salt
10 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (1.19%) HP ALM
12 6 (1.19%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.99%) Consul
13 5 (0.99%) Nagios
13 5 (0.99%) SCOM
14 2 (0.40%) Graphite
14 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 121 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.11%) Oracle
3 26 (5.14%) Cloudera
4 25 (4.94%) Google
5 14 (2.77%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.77%) SAP
6 12 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.37%) VMware
7 11 (2.17%) IBM
8 10 (1.98%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.58%) Cisco
10 7 (1.38%) HP
10 7 (1.38%) Tableau
11 6 (1.19%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.19%) Veeam
12 5 (0.99%) Meraki
12 5 (0.99%) Splunk
13 4 (0.79%) New Relic
13 4 (0.79%) Percona
13 4 (0.79%) Sitecore