Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 46 114
Rank change year-on-year +30 +68 +40
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 613 406 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.52% 5.10% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 5.54% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 542 289 187
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% -6.82% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £37,125
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £88,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%

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 5,821 7,333 8,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.44% 92.09% 91.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4,787 5,483 7,022
West Midlands median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +34 280 £55,000 - 86
Coventry +43 73 £56,000 +6.67% 15
Warwickshire -6 59 £55,000 +29.41% 11
Worcestershire +47 50 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Walsall +15 47 £45,000 -40.00%
Staffordshire +8 20 £48,750 +39.29% 8
Herefordshire - 17 £52,500 - 1
Solihull -10 14 £35,000 -39.13% 4
Shropshire -19 9 £75,000 +46.34% 18
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £41,250 -
West Bromwich - 1 £45,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £75,000 - 3
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 330 (53.83%) Azure
2 295 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (39.31%) AWS
4 174 (28.38%) C#
4 174 (28.38%) JavaScript
5 158 (25.77%) SQL
6 154 (25.12%) Microsoft
7 151 (24.63%) .NET
8 145 (23.65%) Git (software)
9 141 (23.00%) Docker
10 137 (22.35%) SQL Server
11 114 (18.60%) Python
11 114 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
12 103 (16.80%) CSS
12 103 (16.80%) Microservices
13 101 (16.48%) Software Engineering
14 94 (15.33%) Jenkins
15 91 (14.85%) Terraform
16 87 (14.19%) Java
16 87 (14.19%) Linux
17 84 (13.70%) Finance
18 79 (12.89%) Ansible
18 79 (12.89%) SDLC
19 78 (12.72%) Node.js
20 76 (12.40%) Kubernetes
20 76 (12.40%) PowerShell
21 74 (12.07%) React
22 73 (11.91%) HTML
23 72 (11.75%) Scrum
24 71 (11.58%) Windows

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 29 (4.73%) Confluence
2 26 (4.24%) IIS
3 18 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.96%) Apache
6 9 (1.47%) TPMS
7 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.82%) SAS
8 4 (0.65%) CMS
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.33%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.33%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.33%) nginx
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.31%) Magento
2 6 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 330 (53.83%) Azure
2 241 (39.31%) AWS
3 66 (10.77%) PaaS
4 60 (9.79%) IaaS
5 57 (9.30%) SaaS
6 42 (6.85%) GCP
7 38 (6.20%) GitHub
8 36 (5.87%) Power Platform
9 31 (5.06%) Office 365
10 25 (4.08%) Serverless
11 20 (3.26%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (2.28%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
14 10 (1.63%) CloudFront
15 9 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.08%) Firewall
2 16 (2.61%) Internet
3 8 (1.31%) Network Security
4 7 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.98%) VPN
6 4 (0.65%) LAN
6 4 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.65%) WAN
7 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.49%) VoIP
7 3 (0.49%) Wireless
8 2 (0.33%) DMZ
8 2 (0.33%) FTP
8 2 (0.33%) RTP
8 2 (0.33%) SAN
8 2 (0.33%) Skype
8 2 (0.33%) VLAN
9 1 (0.16%) DNS
9 1 (0.16%) MQTT
9 1 (0.16%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.36%) NoSQL
3 33 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (5.38%) Power BI
4 27 (4.40%) MySQL
5 26 (4.24%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.63%) Big Data
9 10 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.63%) Snowflake Schema
9 10 (1.63%) SQLite
10 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.14%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 145 (23.65%) Git (software)
2 94 (15.33%) Jenkins
3 66 (10.77%) JIRA
4 48 (7.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 37 (6.04%) SonarQube
6 31 (5.06%) Maven
6 31 (5.06%) MSTest
7 28 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (4.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 27 (4.40%) GitLab
9 26 (4.24%) Artifactory
10 24 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 24 (3.92%) JMeter
11 22 (3.59%) Selenium
12 21 (3.43%) Visual Studio
13 18 (2.94%) JUnit
14 15 (2.45%) Postman
15 10 (1.63%) Log4Net
16 9 (1.47%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (13.70%) Finance
2 24 (3.92%) Retail
3 18 (2.94%) Automotive
3 18 (2.94%) Electronics
4 17 (2.77%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.63%) Marketing
6 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.31%) Billing
7 8 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.98%) Banking
8 6 (0.98%) Legal
9 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 179 (29.20%) Developer
2 124 (20.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (9.30%) Architect
4 49 (7.99%) Cloud Engineer
5 46 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 42 (6.85%) Azure Engineer
7 37 (6.04%) .NET Developer
7 37 (6.04%) Software Engineer
8 35 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 29 (4.73%) Platform Engineer
9 29 (4.73%) Service Manager
10 28 (4.57%) C# Developer
11 25 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
11 25 (4.08%) Head of IT
12 24 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.75%) IT Manager
13 23 (3.75%) Software Developer
14 21 (3.43%) IT Services Manager
15 18 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (24.63%) .NET
2 103 (16.80%) CSS
3 78 (12.72%) Node.js
4 74 (12.07%) React
5 73 (11.91%) HTML
6 64 (10.44%) ASP.NET
7 52 (8.48%) AngularJS
8 50 (8.16%) REST
9 46 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (7.50%) Web Services
10 44 (7.18%) JSON
11 43 (7.01%) .NET Core
12 42 (6.85%) .NET Framework
12 42 (6.85%) jQuery
13 34 (5.55%) RESTful
14 26 (4.24%) SOAP
15 25 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
15 25 (4.08%) Sass
16 19 (3.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.83%) User Experience
3 47 (7.67%) Public Cloud
3 47 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.77%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.77%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.12%) SCADA
7 12 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.63%) Infotainment
9 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.14%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.82%) Life Science
13 4 (0.65%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 87 (14.19%) Linux
2 71 (11.58%) Windows
3 34 (5.55%) Unix
4 30 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.28%) CentOS
7 5 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.65%) VMS
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.33%) Debian
10 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) SafeRTOS
11 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
3 103 (16.80%) Microservices
4 101 (16.48%) Software Engineering
5 79 (12.89%) SDLC
6 72 (11.75%) Scrum
7 68 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
8 67 (10.93%) Infrastructure as Code
9 63 (10.28%) ITIL
10 62 (10.11%) Test Automation
11 59 (9.62%) MVC
12 58 (9.46%) OO
13 51 (8.32%) Mentoring
14 49 (7.99%) TDD
15 46 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (7.18%) Open Source
17 42 (6.85%) Service Management
18 40 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
19 38 (6.20%) Migration
20 37 (6.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 174 (28.38%) C#
1 174 (28.38%) JavaScript
2 158 (25.77%) SQL
3 114 (18.60%) Python
4 87 (14.19%) Java
5 76 (12.40%) PowerShell
6 47 (7.67%) Bash Shell
7 30 (4.89%) PHP
8 29 (4.73%) Ruby
9 19 (3.10%) Perl
10 16 (2.61%) C++
10 16 (2.61%) Go
11 14 (2.28%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.47%) C
13 8 (1.31%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.14%) Scala
15 6 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.98%) X++
16 5 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.65%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 19 (3.10%) Degree
2 15 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (1.31%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.14%) MCSE
5 7 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.65%) ISEB
9 3 (0.49%) CISM
9 3 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.33%) AAT
10 2 (0.33%) ACCA
10 2 (0.33%) CIMA
10 2 (0.33%) MCSA
10 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.33%) PMP
10 2 (0.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.40%) QA
2 15 (2.45%) SLA
3 5 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.65%) NIST
5 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.16%) NCSC
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (23.00%) Docker
2 20 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.28%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.47%) vCloud
5 7 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.33%) Postfix
6 2 (0.33%) Varnish
7 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 91 (14.85%) Terraform
2 79 (12.89%) Ansible
3 76 (12.40%) Kubernetes
4 44 (7.18%) Puppet
5 36 (5.87%) Packer
6 25 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (2.61%) Kibana
8 15 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (2.28%) logstash
10 12 (1.96%) Consul
11 11 (1.79%) Grafana
11 11 (1.79%) Graphite
11 11 (1.79%) Prometheus
12 9 (1.47%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.31%) Rancher
14 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
15 3 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
15 3 (0.49%) WSUS
16 2 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 154 (25.12%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.83%) Oracle
3 27 (4.40%) VMware
4 23 (3.75%) ServiceNow
5 21 (3.43%) Google
6 17 (2.77%) Tableau
7 16 (2.61%) Cisco
8 9 (1.47%) SAP
8 9 (1.47%) UiPath
9 8 (1.31%) Blue Prism
9 8 (1.31%) IBM
10 5 (0.82%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.65%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.65%) New Relic
12 3 (0.49%) Adobe
12 3 (0.49%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.33%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.33%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.33%) webMethods