Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 52 112
Rank change year-on-year +31 +60 +51
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 593 390 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.25% 4.77% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.95% 5.21% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 487 268 214
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,733 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.41% +3.57% +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 6,627 7,480 9,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.14% 91.43% 91.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,324 5,664 7,435
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +34 244 £55,000 -4.35% 71
Warwickshire +20 87 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Coventry +22 63 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Walsall - 44 £52,500 - 5
Worcestershire +26 36 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Shropshire -2 35 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Staffordshire +27 34 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Herefordshire - 17 £50,000 - 4
Solihull -11 13 £32,500 -53.57%
Wolverhampton - 3 £70,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £60,000 - 2
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 327 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (52.11%) Azure
3 220 (37.10%) AWS
4 178 (30.02%) JavaScript
5 160 (26.98%) C#
6 159 (26.81%) SQL
7 153 (25.80%) Git (software)
8 146 (24.62%) .NET
9 141 (23.78%) Docker
10 140 (23.61%) Microsoft
11 131 (22.09%) SQL Server
12 123 (20.74%) Software Engineering
13 104 (17.54%) Linux
14 103 (17.37%) Java
15 100 (16.86%) Python
16 99 (16.69%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (16.19%) Jenkins
18 94 (15.85%) Scrum
19 91 (15.35%) CSS
20 84 (14.17%) Node.js
20 84 (14.17%) React
20 84 (14.17%) SDLC
21 82 (13.83%) Terraform
21 82 (13.83%) ASP.NET
22 81 (13.66%) Microservices
23 76 (12.82%) Finance
24 72 (12.14%) MVC
25 70 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
26 69 (11.64%) Ansible
27 66 (11.13%) HTML

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 21 (3.54%) Confluence
2 19 (3.20%) IIS
3 17 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.85%) Apache
6 9 (1.52%) CMS
6 9 (1.52%) TPMS
7 7 (1.18%) SAS
8 6 (1.01%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.84%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.51%) nginx
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.34%) Mule
12 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Magento
3 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 309 (52.11%) Azure
2 220 (37.10%) AWS
3 61 (10.29%) PaaS
4 55 (9.27%) IaaS
5 43 (7.25%) Office 365
6 42 (7.08%) SaaS
7 34 (5.73%) Power Platform
8 30 (5.06%) GCP
8 30 (5.06%) Serverless
9 27 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (3.54%) Amazon S3
11 19 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (3.04%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (3.04%) GitHub
12 18 (3.04%) IBM Cloud
13 15 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (2.02%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.20%) Firewall
2 12 (2.02%) Internet
3 7 (1.18%) LAN
3 7 (1.18%) VPN
3 7 (1.18%) WAN
4 6 (1.01%) Wireless
5 5 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.51%) MPLS
6 3 (0.51%) VoIP
7 2 (0.34%) DMZ
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) RTP
7 2 (0.34%) Skype
7 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.17%) PBX
8 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.26%) NoSQL
3 43 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 39 (6.58%) MySQL
5 29 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (4.89%) Power BI
6 17 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
7 16 (2.70%) SQLite
8 15 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
11 8 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.18%) Pentaho
13 6 (1.01%) Big Data
14 5 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (0.84%) Redis
15 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 153 (25.80%) Git (software)
2 96 (16.19%) Jenkins
3 50 (8.43%) JIRA
4 40 (6.75%) Maven
4 40 (6.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 38 (6.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 31 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (4.38%) MSTest
8 25 (4.22%) SonarQube
8 25 (4.22%) Visual Studio
9 23 (3.88%) Artifactory
9 23 (3.88%) Selenium
10 22 (3.71%) JUnit
11 21 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (3.04%) JMeter
13 16 (2.70%) GitLab
14 12 (2.02%) Postman
15 9 (1.52%) Bitbucket
16 8 (1.35%) Log4Net
16 8 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (12.82%) Finance
2 42 (7.08%) Public Sector
3 38 (6.41%) Retail
4 25 (4.22%) Marketing
5 24 (4.05%) Electronics
6 17 (2.87%) Automotive
7 13 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.84%) Banking
9 5 (0.84%) Legal
9 5 (0.84%) Publishing
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 194 (32.72%) Developer
2 100 (16.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 66 (11.13%) Architect
4 56 (9.44%) Full Stack Developer
5 50 (8.43%) .NET Developer
6 38 (6.41%) Senior Developer
7 36 (6.07%) Software Engineer
8 35 (5.90%) Cloud Engineer
9 31 (5.23%) Java Developer
10 29 (4.89%) Technical Architect
11 28 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (4.05%) Service Manager
12 24 (4.05%) Software Developer
13 22 (3.71%) C# Developer
13 22 (3.71%) Consultant
13 22 (3.71%) Head of IT
14 20 (3.37%) PHP Developer
14 20 (3.37%) Platform Engineer
14 20 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (3.20%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (24.62%) .NET
2 91 (15.35%) CSS
3 84 (14.17%) Node.js
3 84 (14.17%) React
4 82 (13.83%) ASP.NET
5 66 (11.13%) HTML
6 65 (10.96%) AngularJS
7 46 (7.76%) Web Services
8 43 (7.25%) .NET Framework
8 43 (7.25%) JSON
8 43 (7.25%) REST
8 43 (7.25%) RESTful
9 40 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (6.07%) jQuery
11 33 (5.56%) SOAP
12 31 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (4.55%) .NET Core
14 24 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
15 23 (3.88%) Spring
16 22 (3.71%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.26%) Public Cloud
3 47 (7.93%) User Experience
4 28 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (4.05%) Private Cloud
5 24 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.54%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.19%) Infotainment
8 12 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (2.02%) SCADA
9 11 (1.85%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.52%) iPad
11 8 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) Life Science
14 4 (0.67%) NHS
15 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.51%) Replication
15 3 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 104 (17.54%) Linux
2 58 (9.78%) Windows
3 51 (8.60%) Unix
4 27 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.36%) CentOS
6 13 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.34%) Debian
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (20.74%) Software Engineering
3 99 (16.69%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (15.85%) Scrum
5 84 (14.17%) SDLC
6 81 (13.66%) Microservices
7 72 (12.14%) MVC
8 70 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (11.13%) Test Automation
10 59 (9.95%) Mentoring
11 57 (9.61%) ITIL
12 56 (9.44%) Infrastructure as Code
12 56 (9.44%) OO
12 56 (9.44%) Open Source
13 49 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (7.93%) Migration
15 42 (7.08%) Technical Leadership
16 37 (6.24%) ITSM
17 36 (6.07%) Service Management
17 36 (6.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 178 (30.02%) JavaScript
2 160 (26.98%) C#
3 159 (26.81%) SQL
4 103 (17.37%) Java
5 100 (16.86%) Python
6 55 (9.27%) PowerShell
7 43 (7.25%) PHP
8 34 (5.73%) Bash Shell
9 28 (4.72%) Ruby
10 18 (3.04%) Perl
11 16 (2.70%) Kotlin
12 14 (2.36%) C
13 12 (2.02%) Go
14 11 (1.85%) Scala
14 11 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.35%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.84%) Elixir
17 5 (0.84%) R
17 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (6.24%) Degree
2 19 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.69%) HND
3 10 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.18%) MCSE
5 6 (1.01%) ISEB
5 6 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.84%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.51%) CCENT
7 3 (0.51%) CCNP
7 3 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.34%) CIMA
8 2 (0.34%) CISM
8 2 (0.34%) MCSA
8 2 (0.34%) PMP
8 2 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.75%) QA
2 18 (3.04%) SLA
3 11 (1.85%) GDPR
4 8 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.67%) NIST
6 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (23.78%) Docker
2 26 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.35%) vCloud
5 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.34%) Varnish
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 82 (13.83%) Terraform
2 69 (11.64%) Ansible
3 64 (10.79%) Kubernetes
4 34 (5.73%) Puppet
5 28 (4.72%) Packer
6 21 (3.54%) Kibana
7 16 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (2.53%) logstash
9 11 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (1.69%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.35%) Consul
11 8 (1.35%) Grafana
11 8 (1.35%) Graphite
11 8 (1.35%) Prometheus
12 7 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.67%) Mesos
14 4 (0.67%) rkt
15 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
15 3 (0.51%) Icinga
Vendors
1 140 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.76%) Oracle
3 23 (3.88%) VMware
4 21 (3.54%) Google
4 21 (3.54%) IBM
5 20 (3.37%) Cisco
5 20 (3.37%) ServiceNow
5 20 (3.37%) Tableau
6 14 (2.36%) SAP
7 9 (1.52%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.84%) MuleSoft
8 5 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.84%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.67%) Meraki
9 4 (0.67%) UiPath
10 3 (0.51%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.51%) Software AG
11 2 (0.34%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.34%) NetApp