Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 15 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 +70
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 617 524 466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.72% 10.69% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.75% 11.88% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 493 434 343
10th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £35,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -8.70%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +2.40%

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 4,838 4,409 7,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.87% 89.92% 92.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,681 3,671 5,527
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
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 17 May 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 17 May 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 +1 335 £62,500 +13.64% 107
Worcestershire +4 66 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Warwickshire +3 43 £55,000 +5.72% 6
Coventry +3 39 £41,500 -31.23% 13
Solihull +11 33 £43,500 -14.71% 4
Shropshire +10 19 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Staffordshire 0 17 £42,750 -14.50% 12
Herefordshire +9 11 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Walsall -10 4 £28,250 -37.22%
West Bromwich +6 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton -20 1 £32,500 -56.67% 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 393 (63.70%) Azure
2 377 (61.10%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (30.63%) AWS
4 178 (28.85%) Microsoft
5 173 (28.04%) .NET
6 170 (27.55%) C#
7 165 (26.74%) SQL
8 150 (24.31%) Terraform
9 147 (23.82%) JavaScript
10 136 (22.04%) Python
11 133 (21.56%) Linux
12 131 (21.23%) Social Skills
13 129 (20.91%) Docker
14 115 (18.64%) SQL Server
15 114 (18.48%) Microservices
16 107 (17.34%) Ansible
17 106 (17.18%) Kubernetes
18 103 (16.69%) Jenkins
19 94 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
20 90 (14.59%) Git (software)
21 87 (14.10%) REST
22 85 (13.78%) PowerShell
23 84 (13.61%) Windows
24 83 (13.45%) Scrum
24 83 (13.45%) SDLC
25 82 (13.29%) HTML
26 81 (13.13%) Security Cleared
27 80 (12.97%) CSS
28 78 (12.64%) Infrastructure as Code
29 73 (11.83%) Java

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 18 (2.92%) CMS
2 16 (2.59%) Umbraco
3 13 (2.11%) Confluence
3 13 (2.11%) IIS
4 8 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.13%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.97%) Apache
6 6 (0.97%) Camunda
7 5 (0.81%) JBoss
7 5 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.32%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.43%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) Magento
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.49%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 393 (63.70%) Azure
2 189 (30.63%) AWS
3 72 (11.67%) GCP
4 68 (11.02%) SaaS
5 65 (10.53%) GitHub
6 57 (9.24%) PaaS
7 53 (8.59%) IaaS
8 42 (6.81%) Serverless
9 37 (6.00%) Power Platform
10 24 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (3.40%) OpenShift
12 19 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (2.59%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (2.59%) PowerApps
14 15 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (2.11%) Azure Logic Apps
15 13 (2.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 12 (1.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.65%) Firewall
2 18 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.11%) VPN
4 12 (1.94%) VLAN
5 9 (1.46%) AMQP
6 8 (1.30%) DNS
7 5 (0.81%) DMZ
7 5 (0.81%) HTTP
7 5 (0.81%) Network Security
8 4 (0.65%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.65%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.49%) Asterisk PBX
9 3 (0.49%) DHCP
9 3 (0.49%) LAN
9 3 (0.49%) RTP
9 3 (0.49%) SSL
9 3 (0.49%) STUN
9 3 (0.49%) VoIP
9 3 (0.49%) WAN
10 2 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.78%) NoSQL
3 47 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 33 (5.35%) MySQL
5 32 (5.19%) Power BI
6 27 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 26 (4.21%) Big Data
7 26 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (3.08%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.94%) Data Lake
11 12 (1.94%) Redis
12 9 (1.46%) Pentaho
13 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.13%) OLTP
14 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.13%) Tableau
15 6 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 103 (16.69%) Jenkins
2 90 (14.59%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.16%) TeamCity
4 34 (5.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 30 (4.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 29 (4.70%) GitLab
7 22 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 20 (3.24%) JIRA
9 19 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (2.43%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.27%) Vagrant
12 12 (1.94%) Hudson
13 11 (1.78%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.46%) Selenium
16 8 (1.30%) Subversion
17 6 (0.97%) Robot Framework
17 6 (0.97%) Spinnaker
18 5 (0.81%) git-flow
18 5 (0.81%) Postman
General
1 131 (21.23%) Social Skills
2 44 (7.13%) Finance
3 31 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.21%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.59%) Law
6 13 (2.11%) Aerospace
6 13 (2.11%) Retail
7 11 (1.78%) Back Office
7 11 (1.78%) Games
8 9 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (1.13%) Marketing
10 6 (0.97%) Publishing
11 5 (0.81%) Digital Economy
11 5 (0.81%) Legal
11 5 (0.81%) Local Government
11 5 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.65%) Automotive
13 3 (0.49%) Billing
13 3 (0.49%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (27.88%) Developer
2 134 (21.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (8.10%) Architect
4 46 (7.46%) Azure Engineer
5 42 (6.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 38 (6.16%) Senior Developer
7 35 (5.67%) Software Developer
8 34 (5.51%) .NET Developer
9 32 (5.19%) Platform Engineer
10 29 (4.70%) Data Engineer
11 28 (4.54%) Analyst
11 28 (4.54%) C# Developer
12 27 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
13 25 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
14 21 (3.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (3.24%) Senior DevOps
15 20 (3.24%) Software Engineer
16 19 (3.08%) Lead DevOps
16 19 (3.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (28.04%) .NET
2 87 (14.10%) REST
3 82 (13.29%) HTML
4 80 (12.97%) CSS
5 69 (11.18%) React
6 68 (11.02%) AngularJS
7 54 (8.75%) .NET Framework
8 50 (8.10%) .NET Core
9 49 (7.94%) jQuery
10 48 (7.78%) ASP.NET
11 35 (5.67%) Web Services
12 32 (5.19%) Node.js
13 31 (5.02%) Django
13 31 (5.02%) Flask
14 24 (3.89%) Spring
15 23 (3.73%) RESTful
16 22 (3.57%) JSON
16 22 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 19 (3.08%) Sass
17 19 (3.08%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.83%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (3.73%) Cloud Native
3 22 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 17 (2.76%) Private Cloud
5 15 (2.43%) User Experience
6 13 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.78%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.13%) Wiki
11 6 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.81%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.65%) Clustering
13 4 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.49%) Social Media
15 2 (0.32%) Replication
15 2 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 133 (21.56%) Linux
2 84 (13.61%) Windows
3 40 (6.48%) Windows Server
4 25 (4.05%) Unix
5 19 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.92%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.62%) CentOS
8 6 (0.97%) Alpine Linux
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (61.10%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.48%) Microservices
3 94 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (13.45%) Scrum
4 83 (13.45%) SDLC
5 78 (12.64%) Infrastructure as Code
6 69 (11.18%) TDD
7 68 (11.02%) Mentoring
8 66 (10.70%) Test Automation
9 63 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 61 (9.89%) Software Engineering
11 60 (9.72%) Configuration Management
12 54 (8.75%) MVC
13 52 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
14 49 (7.94%) Project Management
15 47 (7.62%) Software Testing
16 42 (6.81%) Analytics
16 42 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery
16 42 (6.81%) Fintech
17 41 (6.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 170 (27.55%) C#
2 165 (26.74%) SQL
3 147 (23.82%) JavaScript
4 136 (22.04%) Python
5 85 (13.78%) PowerShell
6 73 (11.83%) Java
7 53 (8.59%) Bash Shell
8 37 (6.00%) PHP
9 34 (5.51%) TypeScript
10 30 (4.86%) T-SQL
11 26 (4.21%) Go
12 20 (3.24%) Ruby
13 11 (1.78%) Perl
14 10 (1.62%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.13%) ES6
16 5 (0.81%) ES7
17 4 (0.65%) Groovy
17 4 (0.65%) Scala
18 3 (0.49%) Clojure
18 3 (0.49%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 81 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 68 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 62 (10.05%) Degree
4 13 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.62%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.97%) ISEB
7 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.49%) CCSP
8 3 (0.49%) CISSP
8 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.49%) RHCE
8 3 (0.49%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.32%) IIBA
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
10 1 (0.16%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.97%) QA
2 19 (3.08%) SLA
3 15 (2.43%) GDPR
4 11 (1.78%) PMO
5 9 (1.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 129 (20.91%) Docker
2 39 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.78%) vSphere
5 8 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.49%) Firmware
7 3 (0.49%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 150 (24.31%) Terraform
2 107 (17.34%) Ansible
3 106 (17.18%) Kubernetes
4 49 (7.94%) Puppet
5 45 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (4.38%) Prometheus
7 24 (3.89%) Grafana
8 23 (3.73%) Packer
9 21 (3.40%) Docker Swarm
10 20 (3.24%) Consul
11 16 (2.59%) Rancher
12 14 (2.27%) Graphite
13 13 (2.11%) Salt
14 12 (1.94%) CASB
14 12 (1.94%) Nagios
15 10 (1.62%) Opsview
16 6 (0.97%) CFEngine
16 6 (0.97%) ZABBIX
16 6 (0.97%) Zipkin
17 5 (0.81%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 178 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.91%) Oracle
3 45 (7.29%) Google
4 26 (4.21%) VMware
5 23 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.27%) Databricks
8 8 (1.30%) SAP
9 7 (1.13%) Cisco
9 7 (1.13%) SaltStack
10 6 (0.97%) Arista
10 6 (0.97%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.97%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.81%) Splunk
12 4 (0.65%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.65%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.65%) New Relic
13 3 (0.49%) Birst
13 3 (0.49%) Infor
13 3 (0.49%) TOWER Software