Period
to 14 July 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 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 28 91
Rank change year-on-year +14 +63 +54
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 433 552 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.29% 6.97% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.41% 7.57% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 382 467 253
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £42,250 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £80,000
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 3,490 7,294 8,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.03% 92.15% 91.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,868 5,638 6,742
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £69,400 £68,750 £66,250
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 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +27 229 £55,000 -4.35% 27
Solihull +23 42 £57,500 +3.60% 4
Warwickshire -5 39 £47,250 +5.00% 3
Worcestershire +31 31 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Staffordshire +4 26 £50,000 - 6
Coventry +18 17 £59,500 +13.33% 8
Walsall 0 11 £52,500 -30.00%
Herefordshire +12 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Shropshire -23 5 £45,000 -12.20% 6
Sutton Coldfield +16 2 £45,000 - 1
West Bromwich -2 2 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £62,500 - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 261 (60.28%) Azure
2 216 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (37.41%) Microsoft
4 148 (34.18%) AWS
5 125 (28.87%) .NET
6 123 (28.41%) SQL
7 117 (27.02%) C#
8 98 (22.63%) Microservices
9 97 (22.40%) JavaScript
10 94 (21.71%) SQL Server
11 93 (21.48%) Python
11 93 (21.48%) Git (software)
12 74 (17.09%) Jenkins
12 74 (17.09%) Docker
13 70 (16.17%) Kubernetes
14 67 (15.47%) SaaS
14 67 (15.47%) Finance
15 64 (14.78%) HTML
16 63 (14.55%) Linux
17 61 (14.09%) Windows
18 60 (13.86%) ASP.NET
18 60 (13.86%) CSS
19 58 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (13.39%) Power Platform
20 57 (13.16%) Software Engineering
21 51 (11.78%) Ansible
21 51 (11.78%) Terraform
22 48 (11.09%) Serverless
22 48 (11.09%) PowerShell
23 47 (10.85%) Power BI

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 24 (5.54%) IIS
2 22 (5.08%) Confluence
3 11 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.39%) Apache
5 3 (0.69%) Anypoint
5 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.46%) SAS
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Kentico
7 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.85%) Magento
4 5 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.92%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.46%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.46%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.46%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 261 (60.28%) Azure
2 148 (34.18%) AWS
3 67 (15.47%) SaaS
4 58 (13.39%) Power Platform
5 48 (11.09%) Serverless
6 42 (9.70%) PaaS
7 34 (7.85%) GCP
8 28 (6.47%) GitHub
9 27 (6.24%) IaaS
10 26 (6.00%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (4.16%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (2.31%) PowerApps
13 9 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (2.08%) AWS CodePipeline
13 9 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (1.85%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.85%) Office 365
15 7 (1.62%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.77%) Firewall
2 8 (1.85%) Network Security
3 7 (1.62%) Internet
3 7 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.69%) HTTP
4 3 (0.69%) Sourcefire
4 3 (0.69%) VPN
5 2 (0.46%) FTP
5 2 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.46%) VLAN
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.23%) MQTT
6 1 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.85%) Power BI
3 40 (9.24%) MongoDB
4 35 (8.08%) Big Data
4 35 (8.08%) NoSQL
5 27 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (5.77%) Data Lake
7 24 (5.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (4.62%) MySQL
10 19 (4.39%) Snowflake Schema
11 14 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (3.00%) Relational Database
13 12 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (1.85%) OLTP
16 8 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.85%) Redis
16 8 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 93 (21.48%) Git (software)
2 74 (17.09%) Jenkins
3 37 (8.55%) JIRA
4 35 (8.08%) Visual Studio
5 19 (4.39%) GitLab
6 18 (4.16%) Subversion
7 16 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (3.70%) Maven
8 14 (3.23%) NUnit
9 13 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (3.00%) TeamCity
10 12 (2.77%) JMeter
10 12 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.54%) Selenium
12 10 (2.31%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.85%) JUnit
13 8 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (1.62%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.39%) Postman
15 6 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (15.47%) Finance
2 20 (4.62%) Retail
3 19 (4.39%) Digital Economy
4 9 (2.08%) Marketing
5 8 (1.85%) Banking
5 8 (1.85%) Law
6 7 (1.62%) Billing
6 7 (1.62%) Electronics
7 6 (1.39%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.15%) Legal
9 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.92%) Games
10 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.69%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 127 (29.33%) Developer
2 83 (19.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (8.31%) Senior Developer
4 35 (8.08%) Architect
5 34 (7.85%) .NET Developer
6 29 (6.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
8 20 (4.62%) Backend Developer
8 20 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 19 (4.39%) Data Engineer
10 18 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
13 14 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
14 13 (3.00%) Azure DevOps
14 13 (3.00%) C# Developer
14 13 (3.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Software Engineer
15 11 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (2.54%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (28.87%) .NET
2 64 (14.78%) HTML
3 60 (13.86%) ASP.NET
3 60 (13.86%) CSS
4 44 (10.16%) .NET Framework
4 44 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 40 (9.24%) AngularJS
6 38 (8.78%) .NET Core
7 37 (8.55%) Node.js
7 37 (8.55%) Web Services
8 32 (7.39%) JSON
9 30 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (6.70%) React
11 28 (6.47%) REST
12 26 (6.00%) Flask
13 24 (5.54%) Entity Framework
14 23 (5.31%) Django
14 23 (5.31%) jQuery
15 22 (5.08%) HTML5
16 17 (3.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.47%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.93%) User Experience
5 15 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.15%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.46%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.46%) Infotainment
12 2 (0.46%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.46%) Life Science
13 1 (0.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (14.55%) Linux
2 61 (14.09%) Windows
3 26 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.85%) CentOS
5 8 (1.85%) Unix
6 5 (1.15%) SafeRTOS
6 5 (1.15%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.69%) Android
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.46%) VMS
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (22.63%) Microservices
3 58 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 46 (10.62%) MVC
6 45 (10.39%) TDD
6 45 (10.39%) Test Automation
7 43 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (9.93%) Fintech
7 43 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (9.93%) Scrum
8 42 (9.70%) Mentoring
8 42 (9.70%) SDLC
9 39 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
10 37 (8.55%) User Stories
11 32 (7.39%) CRM
12 30 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (6.93%) Open Source
13 29 (6.70%) Decision-Making
13 29 (6.70%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 123 (28.41%) SQL
2 117 (27.02%) C#
3 97 (22.40%) JavaScript
4 93 (21.48%) Python
5 48 (11.09%) PowerShell
6 44 (10.16%) Java
7 36 (8.31%) Bash Shell
8 26 (6.00%) T-SQL
9 22 (5.08%) PHP
10 20 (4.62%) C++
11 19 (4.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 18 (4.16%) TypeScript
13 14 (3.23%) Go
14 13 (3.00%) Ruby
15 12 (2.77%) Perl
16 7 (1.62%) ABAP
17 6 (1.39%) C
18 3 (0.69%) Rust
18 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
19 2 (0.46%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 16 (3.70%) AWS Certification
2 15 (3.46%) Degree
3 14 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.39%) MCSE
8 4 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.69%) CISSP
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.69%) MCSA
10 2 (0.46%) CCSP
10 2 (0.46%) CEH
10 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.46%) CISM
10 2 (0.46%) HNC
10 2 (0.46%) ISEB
10 2 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.00%) GDPR
2 24 (5.54%) Data Quality
3 15 (3.46%) QA
4 6 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.46%) NCSC
8 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (17.09%) Docker
2 15 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.77%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.54%) vSphere
5 4 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.46%) Postfix
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 70 (16.17%) Kubernetes
2 51 (11.78%) Ansible
2 51 (11.78%) Terraform
3 30 (6.93%) Puppet
4 19 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.54%) Packer
6 10 (2.31%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (2.31%) Grafana
7 9 (2.08%) Consul
8 8 (1.85%) Graphite
8 8 (1.85%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.39%) Kibana
10 5 (1.15%) logstash
10 5 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.92%) Rancher
12 3 (0.69%) Nagios
13 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.46%) QRadar
13 2 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 162 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.00%) Google
3 20 (4.62%) VMware
4 17 (3.93%) Oracle
5 14 (3.23%) SAP
6 7 (1.62%) IBM
7 6 (1.39%) Dell
7 6 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.39%) Splunk
8 5 (1.15%) Intel
8 5 (1.15%) Tableau
9 4 (0.92%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.92%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.92%) New Relic
9 4 (0.92%) UiPath
10 3 (0.69%) Birst
10 3 (0.69%) Cisco
10 3 (0.69%) Databricks
10 3 (0.69%) FireEye
10 3 (0.69%) Palo Alto