Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 150 180
Rank change year-on-year +48 +30 +104
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 270 199 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.68% 1.79% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.01% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 213 169 123
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,207 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 8968 9899 9305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.07% 89.20% 87.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7223 7742 7687
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +63 111 £52,500 -16.00% 10
Coventry +40 46 £70,000 +40.00% 8
Shropshire -4 36 £71,500 +43.00% 6
Warwickshire -7 30 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Staffordshire +6 21 £65,000 +18.18%
Solihull -7 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £60,000 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing DevOps also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DevOps.

1 152 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (36.67%) Puppet
3 94 (34.81%) Linux
4 93 (34.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 79 (29.26%) Test Automation
6 76 (28.15%) Jenkins
7 73 (27.04%) Ansible
8 70 (25.93%) PowerShell
8 70 (25.93%) Java
9 66 (24.44%) Windows
9 66 (24.44%) Docker
10 64 (23.70%) Amazon AWS
10 64 (23.70%) Microsoft
11 61 (22.59%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (21.85%) SQL Server
13 55 (20.37%) Configuration Management
13 55 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 54 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 54 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
15 52 (19.26%) ITIL
16 51 (18.89%) Python
17 46 (17.04%) Web Services
18 44 (16.30%) Windows Server
19 41 (15.19%) Git (software)
20 40 (14.81%) .NET
20 40 (14.81%) SDLC
21 38 (14.07%) TeamCity
22 37 (13.70%) Change Management
23 36 (13.33%) HTML
24 35 (12.96%) SOA

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 32 (11.85%) Apache
2 21 (7.78%) Documentum
3 20 (7.41%) nginx
3 20 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.07%) CMS
5 10 (3.70%) Confluence
6 9 (3.33%) Drupal
7 8 (2.96%) IIS
7 8 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.96%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.74%) WordPress
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.37%) JBoss
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Siemens NX
1 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 93 (34.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (23.70%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (11.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (11.48%) GitHub
5 20 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (4.44%) PaaS
7 10 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (3.70%) SaaS
8 9 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (3.33%) Datadog
9 8 (2.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (2.96%) npm
10 7 (2.59%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.85%) IaaS
12 4 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.11%) Office 365
14 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.74%) Linode
15 1 (0.37%) Fastly
15 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.41%) NetScaler
2 17 (6.30%) Firewall
3 12 (4.44%) DNS
3 12 (4.44%) VPN
4 9 (3.33%) SMS
4 9 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.59%) DHCP
6 4 (1.48%) WAN
7 3 (1.11%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (1.11%) HTTP
7 3 (1.11%) LAN
7 3 (1.11%) SSH
7 3 (1.11%) SSL
8 2 (0.74%) ATM
8 2 (0.74%) Internet
8 2 (0.74%) LDAP
9 1 (0.37%) IPv6
9 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.37%) MPLS
9 1 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.41%) MySQL
3 12 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.48%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.11%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.74%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (28.15%) Jenkins
2 41 (15.19%) Git (software)
3 38 (14.07%) TeamCity
4 31 (11.48%) Vagrant
5 29 (10.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (10.00%) NuGet
7 25 (9.26%) Selenium
8 19 (7.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (5.93%) JIRA
10 15 (5.56%) Grunt
11 14 (5.19%) GoCD
12 12 (4.44%) gulp
13 10 (3.70%) Maven
14 9 (3.33%) webpack
15 8 (2.96%) Babel
15 8 (2.96%) Subversion
16 7 (2.59%) Codeship
16 7 (2.59%) Hudson
17 6 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 4 (1.48%) TestNG
General
1 19 (7.04%) Finance
2 16 (5.93%) Retail
3 12 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.70%) Marketing
5 5 (1.85%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Legal
6 4 (1.48%) Games
6 4 (1.48%) Law
7 3 (1.11%) Back Office
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (29.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (14.81%) Architect
3 35 (12.96%) Developer
4 20 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
5 17 (6.30%) Development Engineer
6 16 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (5.19%) IT Manager
8 13 (4.81%) Senior DevOps
8 13 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
10 11 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) Administrator
11 10 (3.70%) Senior Manager
12 9 (3.33%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.33%) Consultant
12 9 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
12 9 (3.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 9 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) Pega Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (17.04%) Web Services
2 40 (14.81%) .NET
3 36 (13.33%) HTML
4 33 (12.22%) CSS
5 26 (9.63%) HTML5
6 25 (9.26%) RESTful
7 24 (8.89%) jQuery
7 24 (8.89%) Node.js
7 24 (8.89%) REST
8 20 (7.41%) Middleware
9 18 (6.67%) SOAP
10 16 (5.93%) LAMP
10 16 (5.93%) LEMP Stack
11 15 (5.56%) React
12 14 (5.19%) CSS3
13 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (3.33%) Sass
15 8 (2.96%) Browserify
15 8 (2.96%) Redux
16 7 (2.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.41%) Robotics
2 18 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.67%) User Experience
3 17 (6.30%) Public Cloud
4 14 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.81%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.96%) FMCG
8 7 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.85%) Blog
9 5 (1.85%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.85%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.48%) iPad
10 4 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.48%) Replication
11 3 (1.11%) Clustering
11 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.81%) Linux
2 66 (24.44%) Windows
3 44 (16.30%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.07%) Ubuntu
5 9 (3.33%) CentOS
5 9 (3.33%) Unix
6 3 (1.11%) Debian
7 2 (0.74%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.74%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.26%) Test Automation
3 61 (22.59%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (20.37%) Configuration Management
4 55 (20.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 52 (19.26%) ITIL
6 40 (14.81%) SDLC
7 37 (13.70%) Change Management
8 35 (12.96%) SOA
9 34 (12.59%) Scrum
10 30 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 29 (10.74%) Microservices
11 29 (10.74%) TOGAF
12 28 (10.37%) Project Management
12 28 (10.37%) Software Engineering
12 28 (10.37%) Target Operating Model
13 26 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (9.63%) Open Source
13 26 (9.63%) Software Delivery
13 26 (9.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (25.93%) Java
1 70 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 54 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 51 (18.89%) Python
4 34 (12.59%) Ruby
5 23 (8.52%) SQL
6 22 (8.15%) Bash Shell
6 22 (8.15%) PHP
7 20 (7.41%) C#
8 19 (7.04%) Perl
9 11 (4.07%) VBScript
10 9 (3.33%) ES6
10 9 (3.33%) VB
11 6 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.48%) Go
12 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) Scala
13 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.96%) Degree
3 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.11%) MCSA
5 3 (1.11%) MCSD
5 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) CISSP
6 2 (0.74%) MCSE
6 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CEH
7 1 (0.37%) CISA
7 1 (0.37%) CISM
7 1 (0.37%) CRISC
7 1 (0.37%) GIAC
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.78%) SLA
2 19 (7.04%) QA
3 15 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.85%) COBIT
4 5 (1.85%) PMO
5 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.74%) GCP
6 2 (0.74%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (24.44%) Docker
2 15 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.22%) KVM
5 6 (2.22%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.11%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.11%) pfSense
6 3 (1.11%) Samba
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.74%) Gluster
8 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 99 (36.67%) Puppet
2 73 (27.04%) Ansible
3 54 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.41%) Terraform
5 15 (5.56%) Kubernetes
6 14 (5.19%) Salt
7 13 (4.81%) Packer
8 11 (4.07%) SCVMM
9 10 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (2.59%) Capistrano
10 7 (2.59%) Pingdom
10 7 (2.59%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.22%) Nagios
12 5 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.85%) SCCM
12 5 (1.85%) SCOM
13 3 (1.11%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.74%) Consul
14 2 (0.74%) HP Fortify
14 2 (0.74%) Icinga
Vendors
1 64 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.78%) Pega
3 19 (7.04%) Oracle
4 18 (6.67%) VMware
5 16 (5.93%) EMC
6 11 (4.07%) BMC
6 11 (4.07%) Google
7 9 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.33%) Splunk
8 8 (2.96%) Citrix
9 7 (2.59%) Rackspace
9 7 (2.59%) SaltStack
10 5 (1.85%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.85%) McAfee
10 5 (1.85%) Symantec
11 4 (1.48%) New Relic
12 3 (1.11%) HP
12 3 (1.11%) Veracode
13 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.74%) MuleSoft