Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 155 186
Rank change year-on-year +40 +31 +49
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 248 193 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.52% 1.87% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.07% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 188 165 135
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £71,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% 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 8,704 9,306 9,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 90.11% 87.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,797 7,322 8,030
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +54 87 £56,250 -10.00% 25
Coventry +17 52 £70,000 +21.74% 16
Warwickshire -10 29 £42,500 -7.61% 6
Staffordshire +13 24 £62,500 +13.64% 4
Shropshire 0 19 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Solihull -5 6 £51,250 +13.89% 1
Worcestershire +8 3 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £56,250 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £55,000 - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 122 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (35.89%) Linux
3 87 (35.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (30.65%) Docker
5 66 (26.61%) Puppet
6 63 (25.40%) Amazon AWS
7 62 (25.00%) Ansible
7 62 (25.00%) Windows
8 57 (22.98%) Jenkins
9 55 (22.18%) Python
10 53 (21.37%) PowerShell
11 52 (20.97%) Java
12 47 (18.95%) JavaScript
12 47 (18.95%) Opscode Chef
13 46 (18.55%) Test Automation
14 44 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (17.34%) Microsoft
15 43 (17.34%) Scrum
16 42 (16.94%) Configuration Management
17 40 (16.13%) .NET
18 39 (15.73%) AWS CloudFormation
19 38 (15.32%) Continuous Delivery
20 37 (14.92%) SQL Server
21 35 (14.11%) SQL
21 35 (14.11%) ITIL
21 35 (14.11%) Git (software)
22 34 (13.71%) Open Source
23 32 (12.90%) HTML
24 31 (12.50%) Terraform
25 30 (12.10%) Windows Server

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 (10.08%) Apache
2 24 (9.68%) nginx
3 11 (4.44%) CMS
3 11 (4.44%) Confluence
4 7 (2.82%) Drupal
4 7 (2.82%) IIS
4 7 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) Documentum
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
2 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 87 (35.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (25.40%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (15.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (8.87%) GitHub
4 22 (8.87%) PaaS
5 19 (7.66%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (5.24%) IaaS
7 12 (4.84%) npm
8 11 (4.44%) Amazon S3
9 10 (4.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 9 (3.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (3.63%) Datadog
10 9 (3.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (3.63%) SaaS
11 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (2.02%) Office 365
12 4 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.61%) Serverless
13 3 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (1.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.65%) Firewall
2 11 (4.44%) DNS
3 10 (4.03%) VPN
4 9 (3.63%) NetScaler
5 8 (3.23%) SMS
6 7 (2.82%) HTTP
7 5 (2.02%) Internet
7 5 (2.02%) SSL
8 3 (1.21%) DHCP
8 3 (1.21%) WAN
9 2 (0.81%) LAN
9 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.40%) ATM
10 1 (0.40%) FTP
10 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.40%) IPv6
10 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.40%) MPLS
10 1 (0.40%) SNMP
10 1 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.84%) MySQL
4 9 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.61%) Big Data
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.21%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.81%) Cloud Spanner
10 2 (0.81%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (22.98%) Jenkins
2 35 (14.11%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.29%) Vagrant
4 25 (10.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (6.85%) Grunt
6 16 (6.45%) GoCD
7 15 (6.05%) TeamCity
8 13 (5.24%) gulp
9 12 (4.84%) Babel
9 12 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (4.84%) webpack
10 11 (4.44%) JIRA
11 10 (4.03%) NuGet
12 9 (3.63%) Subversion
13 8 (3.23%) Bitbucket
13 8 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (2.82%) Codeship
14 7 (2.82%) Hudson
15 6 (2.42%) Selenium
15 6 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (10.08%) Finance
2 14 (5.65%) Retail
3 11 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.44%) Marketing
4 9 (3.63%) Back Office
5 7 (2.82%) Games
6 2 (0.81%) Advertising
6 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (33.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (14.92%) Architect
3 23 (9.27%) Developer
4 18 (7.26%) Senior DevOps
4 18 (7.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 16 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
6 15 (6.05%) Azure Engineer
6 15 (6.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 14 (5.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 14 (5.65%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (5.24%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (5.24%) Azure DevOps
8 13 (5.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.44%) Administrator
9 11 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (4.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (4.03%) Lead Architect
11 9 (3.63%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.13%) .NET
2 32 (12.90%) HTML
3 30 (12.10%) CSS
4 27 (10.89%) HTML5
4 27 (10.89%) Node.js
4 27 (10.89%) Web Services
5 26 (10.48%) RESTful
6 24 (9.68%) jQuery
7 19 (7.66%) React
8 14 (5.65%) CSS3
9 12 (4.84%) Browserify
9 12 (4.84%) Redux
9 12 (4.84%) Sass
10 11 (4.44%) LEMP Stack
11 10 (4.03%) LAMP
12 8 (3.23%) REST
13 7 (2.82%) JSON
14 6 (2.42%) .NET Framework
14 6 (2.42%) AngularJS
14 6 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.66%) User Experience
2 13 (5.24%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.63%) Robotics
5 8 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.82%) FMCG
6 7 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.42%) Blog
8 5 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.61%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.21%) BYOD
10 3 (1.21%) Clustering
10 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.21%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (1.21%) PKI
10 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.89%) Linux
2 62 (25.00%) Windows
3 30 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.44%) CentOS
5 9 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.02%) Unix
7 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.55%) Test Automation
3 44 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (17.34%) Scrum
5 42 (16.94%) Configuration Management
6 38 (15.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 35 (14.11%) ITIL
8 34 (13.71%) Open Source
9 27 (10.89%) Microservices
10 25 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (8.87%) SOA
12 21 (8.47%) Project Management
12 21 (8.47%) SDLC
12 21 (8.47%) Software Delivery
12 21 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 20 (8.06%) Coaching
13 20 (8.06%) Mentoring
14 19 (7.66%) Software Engineering
14 19 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (6.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.18%) Python
2 53 (21.37%) PowerShell
3 52 (20.97%) Java
4 47 (18.95%) JavaScript
5 35 (14.11%) SQL
6 29 (11.69%) Bash Shell
6 29 (11.69%) Ruby
7 21 (8.47%) Perl
8 19 (7.66%) C#
9 14 (5.65%) PHP
10 12 (4.84%) ES6
11 7 (2.82%) VB
11 7 (2.82%) VBScript
12 4 (1.61%) Go
13 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.81%) Scala
14 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.23%) Degree
2 8 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.82%) CEH
3 7 (2.82%) CISM
3 7 (2.82%) CISSP
3 7 (2.82%) CRISC
3 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.61%) CISA
4 4 (1.61%) GIAC
4 4 (1.61%) MCSA
4 4 (1.61%) OSCP
5 3 (1.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (1.21%) CCSP
5 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.21%) MCSD
5 3 (1.21%) MCSE
6 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.61%) COBIT
3 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.61%) PMO
3 4 (1.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) GCP
4 1 (0.40%) NIST 800
System Software
1 76 (30.65%) Docker
2 17 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.02%) KVM
6 3 (1.21%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 66 (26.61%) Puppet
2 62 (25.00%) Ansible
3 47 (18.95%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (12.50%) Terraform
5 20 (8.06%) Kubernetes
6 19 (7.66%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (5.65%) Packer
8 8 (3.23%) Salt
9 7 (2.82%) Capistrano
9 7 (2.82%) Pingdom
9 7 (2.82%) SCVMM
10 5 (2.02%) Nagios
11 4 (1.61%) HP Fortify
11 4 (1.61%) WebInspect
12 3 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.21%) SCCM
12 3 (1.21%) SCOM
13 2 (0.81%) Kibana
13 2 (0.81%) logstash
13 2 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.06%) VMware
3 12 (4.84%) Google
4 11 (4.44%) Atlassian
5 10 (4.03%) IBM
5 10 (4.03%) Oracle
5 10 (4.03%) Splunk
6 7 (2.82%) BMC
6 7 (2.82%) New Relic
6 7 (2.82%) Rackspace
7 6 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.42%) SaltStack
8 4 (1.61%) Citrix
8 4 (1.61%) HP
8 4 (1.61%) Qualys
8 4 (1.61%) SAP
8 4 (1.61%) Veracode
9 3 (1.21%) McAfee
9 3 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.21%) Symantec