Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 158 205
Rank change year-on-year +60 +47 -11
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 262 161 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.80% 1.67% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 1.85% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 195 137 105
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,750 £31,550
90th Percentile £84,750 £75,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 8,397 8,721 10,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.66% 90.49% 89.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6,429 7,120 8,617
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 +54 102 £57,500 +15.00% 27
Coventry +5 36 £48,750 -15.22% 10
Shropshire +16 28 £60,000 +17.07% 7
Warwickshire -11 21 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Solihull +22 16 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Staffordshire +12 16 £60,000 - 3
Worcestershire +39 12 £40,000 -20.00%
Wolverhampton - 3 £55,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £56,250 -
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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.

1 115 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (35.88%) Linux
3 79 (30.15%) Jenkins
4 75 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 71 (27.10%) Docker
6 69 (26.34%) Python
7 66 (25.19%) Java
8 65 (24.81%) Ansible
9 60 (22.90%) Windows
10 59 (22.52%) SQL
10 59 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
10 59 (22.52%) Puppet
11 57 (21.76%) Scrum
12 49 (18.70%) Open Source
13 48 (18.32%) Git (software)
13 48 (18.32%) Bash Shell
13 48 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
14 44 (16.79%) Terraform
15 43 (16.41%) .NET
16 41 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (15.27%) PowerShell
17 40 (15.27%) Ruby
18 37 (14.12%) Configuration Management
19 36 (13.74%) Microsoft
19 36 (13.74%) Test Automation
20 35 (13.36%) Mentoring
21 34 (12.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 34 (12.98%) Apache
22 33 (12.60%) Kubernetes
23 32 (12.21%) Finance

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 34 (12.98%) Apache
2 31 (11.83%) nginx
3 25 (9.54%) Confluence
4 17 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.44%) IIS
7 6 (2.29%) Anypoint
7 6 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.29%) JBoss
7 6 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.91%) CMS
9 4 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 75 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (6.87%) IaaS
4 18 (6.87%) PaaS
5 17 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (6.11%) SaaS
7 12 (4.58%) GitHub
8 10 (3.82%) Amazon S3
9 8 (3.05%) npm
10 6 (2.29%) CloudFront
10 6 (2.29%) Office 365
10 6 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.91%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.91%) Serverless
11 5 (1.91%) SoftLayer
12 4 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.02%) DNS
2 17 (6.49%) Firewall
3 16 (6.11%) SSL
4 9 (3.44%) Internet
5 8 (3.05%) HTTP
6 7 (2.67%) VPN
7 6 (2.29%) SMS
8 4 (1.53%) DHCP
8 4 (1.53%) FTP
8 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.15%) IPsec
9 3 (1.15%) Network Security
10 2 (0.76%) LAN
10 2 (0.76%) WAN
11 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.38%) Skype
11 1 (0.38%) Telnet
11 1 (0.38%) VoIP
11 1 (0.38%) Wireless
11 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.11%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.82%) MySQL
4 9 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.29%) Big Data
6 6 (2.29%) DTS
6 6 (2.29%) EDRMS
6 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.76%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (30.15%) Jenkins
2 48 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 34 (12.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (10.69%) Vagrant
5 25 (9.54%) JIRA
5 25 (9.54%) Subversion
6 24 (9.16%) GoCD
7 23 (8.78%) Bitbucket
8 11 (4.20%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.82%) Grunt
9 10 (3.82%) gulp
10 9 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (3.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (3.05%) webpack
12 7 (2.67%) Ant
12 7 (2.67%) Babel
12 7 (2.67%) Hudson
12 7 (2.67%) Maven
13 6 (2.29%) Mercurial
13 6 (2.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (12.21%) Finance
2 11 (4.20%) Games
3 9 (3.44%) Back Office
4 8 (3.05%) Retail
5 7 (2.67%) Advertising
6 4 (1.53%) Billing
6 4 (1.53%) Law
7 3 (1.15%) Automotive
7 3 (1.15%) Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (30.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (12.98%) Developer
3 30 (11.45%) Architect
4 23 (8.78%) Azure Engineer
5 21 (8.02%) Azure DevOps
5 21 (8.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 20 (7.63%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (6.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 17 (6.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 16 (6.11%) Administrator
8 16 (6.11%) Senior DevOps
8 16 (6.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 14 (5.34%) Analyst
9 14 (5.34%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (5.34%) Security Analyst
9 14 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
10 13 (4.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (4.58%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.41%) .NET
2 31 (11.83%) Web Services
3 23 (8.78%) RESTful
4 21 (8.02%) REST
5 17 (6.49%) CSS
5 17 (6.49%) HTML
6 16 (6.11%) HTML5
6 16 (6.11%) Node.js
7 15 (5.73%) .NET Framework
7 15 (5.73%) AngularJS
7 15 (5.73%) React
8 11 (4.20%) jQuery
9 10 (3.82%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (3.05%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.67%) Browserify
11 7 (2.67%) JSON
11 7 (2.67%) Redux
11 7 (2.67%) Sass
12 6 (2.29%) CSS3
13 5 (1.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.34%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.58%) User Experience
3 11 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.05%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.29%) Minimum Viable Product
7 5 (1.91%) Fintech
7 5 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.53%) BYOD
8 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.76%) PKI
11 1 (0.38%) Blog
11 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (35.88%) Linux
2 60 (22.90%) Windows
3 31 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.82%) Unix
5 8 (3.05%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.29%) CentOS
7 5 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.15%) VMS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (21.76%) Scrum
3 49 (18.70%) Open Source
4 41 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (14.12%) Configuration Management
6 36 (13.74%) Test Automation
7 35 (13.36%) Mentoring
8 29 (11.07%) Software Engineering
9 26 (9.92%) Project Management
10 24 (9.16%) Deployment Automation
10 24 (9.16%) Microservices
11 23 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (8.40%) ITIL
13 21 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (7.63%) Coaching
14 20 (7.63%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (6.49%) OO
16 15 (5.73%) Software Delivery
17 14 (5.34%) Analytics
17 14 (5.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.34%) Python
2 66 (25.19%) Java
3 59 (22.52%) SQL
4 48 (18.32%) Bash Shell
5 40 (15.27%) PowerShell
5 40 (15.27%) Ruby
6 30 (11.45%) JavaScript
6 30 (11.45%) Perl
7 25 (9.54%) C#
8 9 (3.44%) VB
9 8 (3.05%) Go
10 7 (2.67%) ES6
10 7 (2.67%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.29%) Jython
11 6 (2.29%) PHP
11 6 (2.29%) Scala
12 3 (1.15%) C
13 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.49%) Degree
2 16 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.20%) CISSP
5 10 (3.82%) CEH
5 10 (3.82%) CISM
5 10 (3.82%) CRISC
6 7 (2.67%) CISA
6 7 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.29%) GIAC
7 6 (2.29%) OSCP
8 4 (1.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.53%) CCSP
8 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.53%) RHCE
8 4 (1.53%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.76%) ISEB
9 2 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.49%) QA
2 7 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) COBIT
4 2 (0.76%) GCP
4 2 (0.76%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (27.10%) Docker
2 18 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.29%) KVM
3 6 (2.29%) Xen
4 3 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (24.81%) Ansible
2 59 (22.52%) Puppet
3 48 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (16.79%) Terraform
5 33 (12.60%) Kubernetes
6 18 (6.87%) Nagios
7 17 (6.49%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.82%) Graphite
8 10 (3.82%) Kibana
8 10 (3.82%) logstash
9 9 (3.44%) Packer
10 5 (1.91%) HP Fortify
10 5 (1.91%) Salt
10 5 (1.91%) WebInspect
11 4 (1.53%) Consul
11 4 (1.53%) Grafana
11 4 (1.53%) Opsview
11 4 (1.53%) ZABBIX
12 3 (1.15%) Ambari
12 3 (1.15%) Cacti
Vendors
1 36 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.31%) VMware
3 25 (9.54%) Atlassian
4 15 (5.73%) IBM
5 11 (4.20%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.44%) Google
6 9 (3.44%) Oracle
7 6 (2.29%) New Relic
7 6 (2.29%) webMethods
8 5 (1.91%) Adobe
8 5 (1.91%) Cisco
8 5 (1.91%) HP
8 5 (1.91%) Qualys
8 5 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.91%) Veracode
9 4 (1.53%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.53%) SAP
9 4 (1.53%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.15%) Xamarin