Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 20 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 +36 +55
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 439 596 381
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.72% 8.29% 4.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.58% 8.94% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 453 524 311
Median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £36,900 £32,875 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -

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 2,817 6,665 7,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 94.47% 92.67% 91.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,247 5,365 5,866
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,118 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.99% - +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +11 252 £55,000 - 50
Warwickshire +2 52 £48,500 -11.82% 7
Solihull +37 40 £60,000 +34.83% 8
Coventry +10 22 £42,500 -22.73% 6
Staffordshire +11 18 £47,500 +2.70% 4
Worcestershire +4 17 £41,250 -8.33% 13
Walsall -1 6 £26,000 -52.73%
Shropshire -27 5 £56,250 +2.27% 6
Wednesbury - 5 £65,000 -
Herefordshire +12 1 £50,000 - 4
West Bromwich - 1 £31,500 -
Dudley - 1 £45,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £43,500 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 275 (62.64%) Azure
2 262 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (34.17%) AWS
4 139 (31.66%) .NET
5 138 (31.44%) SQL
6 126 (28.70%) C#
7 118 (26.88%) JavaScript
8 114 (25.97%) Terraform
9 113 (25.74%) Microsoft
9 113 (25.74%) Docker
10 97 (22.10%) Microservices
10 97 (22.10%) Python
11 93 (21.18%) Kubernetes
12 89 (20.27%) Scrum
12 89 (20.27%) Git (software)
13 80 (18.22%) Linux
14 78 (17.77%) Ansible
15 76 (17.31%) SQL Server
16 75 (17.08%) SDLC
17 71 (16.17%) Jenkins
18 65 (14.81%) SaaS
19 64 (14.58%) AngularJS
20 63 (14.35%) Test Automation
20 63 (14.35%) PowerShell
21 62 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
22 59 (13.44%) TDD
23 58 (13.21%) GitHub
23 58 (13.21%) GCP
23 58 (13.21%) Infrastructure as Code
24 56 (12.76%) REST

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 19 (4.33%) Confluence
2 16 (3.64%) CMS
2 16 (3.64%) Umbraco
3 15 (3.42%) IIS
4 14 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.91%) Kentico
6 4 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.91%) WordPress
7 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.23%) Drupal
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.23%) InVision
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.23%) Sketch
2 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.91%) Magento
3 4 (0.91%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 275 (62.64%) Azure
2 150 (34.17%) AWS
3 65 (14.81%) SaaS
4 58 (13.21%) GCP
4 58 (13.21%) GitHub
5 47 (10.71%) PaaS
6 39 (8.88%) Serverless
7 32 (7.29%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (5.47%) IaaS
9 23 (5.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (4.33%) Power Platform
12 18 (4.10%) OpenShift
13 17 (3.87%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (1.82%) PowerApps
17 6 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
18 5 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
18 5 (1.14%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.73%) Firewall
2 11 (2.51%) HTTP
3 10 (2.28%) AMQP
3 10 (2.28%) Internet
3 10 (2.28%) Network Security
4 7 (1.59%) VPN
5 5 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.68%) Sourcefire
7 2 (0.46%) DNS
7 2 (0.46%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.25%) MongoDB
3 44 (10.02%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 20 (4.56%) MySQL
7 16 (3.64%) Big Data
8 15 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.51%) Redis
11 8 (1.82%) Power BI
12 7 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.37%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.14%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
15 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (20.27%) Git (software)
2 71 (16.17%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.11%) JIRA
4 36 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 27 (6.15%) Selenium
6 22 (5.01%) TeamCity
7 21 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (4.33%) Bitbucket
9 17 (3.87%) GitLab
10 15 (3.42%) Subversion
11 14 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (1.82%) NUnit
14 8 (1.82%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.37%) Maven
15 6 (1.37%) Visual Studio Code
15 6 (1.37%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 40 (9.11%) Finance
2 28 (6.38%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.96%) Marketing
3 13 (2.96%) Retail
4 10 (2.28%) Digital Economy
5 9 (2.05%) Games
6 5 (1.14%) Automotive
6 5 (1.14%) Law
7 4 (0.91%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.46%) Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (30.30%) Developer
2 121 (27.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (9.34%) Azure Engineer
4 38 (8.66%) Architect
5 31 (7.06%) Full Stack Developer
6 30 (6.83%) .NET Developer
6 30 (6.83%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 27 (6.15%) Lead DevOps
8 25 (5.69%) AWS DevOps
9 24 (5.47%) Senior Developer
9 24 (5.47%) Software Developer
10 21 (4.78%) AWS Engineer
11 20 (4.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.33%) Azure DevOps
13 18 (4.10%) Platform Engineer
14 17 (3.87%) Angular Developer
15 16 (3.64%) Principal Engineer
15 16 (3.64%) Python Engineer
16 14 (3.19%) C# Developer
17 13 (2.96%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (31.66%) .NET
2 64 (14.58%) AngularJS
3 56 (12.76%) REST
4 52 (11.85%) Node.js
5 44 (10.02%) HTML
6 42 (9.57%) .NET Core
6 42 (9.57%) CSS
7 38 (8.66%) .NET Framework
7 38 (8.66%) React
8 37 (8.43%) Flask
9 34 (7.74%) ASP.NET
9 34 (7.74%) jQuery
10 32 (7.29%) Django
11 29 (6.61%) Kafka
12 28 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
13 19 (4.33%) JSON
14 18 (4.10%) Web Services
15 17 (3.87%) Vue.js
16 15 (3.42%) YAML
17 14 (3.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.10%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 15 (3.42%) Cloud Native
6 14 (3.19%) User Experience
7 12 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.37%) W3C
9 4 (0.91%) AS400
9 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.91%) Robotics
10 3 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.68%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.46%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.22%) Linux
2 44 (10.02%) Windows
3 18 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.19%) CentOS
4 14 (3.19%) Ubuntu
4 14 (3.19%) Unix
5 9 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.82%) Android
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Debian
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.10%) Microservices
3 89 (20.27%) Scrum
4 75 (17.08%) SDLC
5 63 (14.35%) Test Automation
6 62 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (13.44%) TDD
8 58 (13.21%) Infrastructure as Code
9 47 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (10.02%) MVC
11 42 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 38 (8.66%) Configuration Management
12 38 (8.66%) Mentoring
13 37 (8.43%) Migration
14 36 (8.20%) Fintech
15 34 (7.74%) Software Engineering
16 33 (7.52%) BDD
17 28 (6.38%) CRM
18 27 (6.15%) High Availability
19 24 (5.47%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 138 (31.44%) SQL
2 126 (28.70%) C#
3 118 (26.88%) JavaScript
4 97 (22.10%) Python
5 63 (14.35%) PowerShell
6 43 (9.79%) Bash Shell
7 39 (8.88%) Java
8 36 (8.20%) PHP
9 34 (7.74%) T-SQL
10 24 (5.47%) Go
11 14 (3.19%) Ruby
12 13 (2.96%) Perl
12 13 (2.96%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.73%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.82%) C++
14 8 (1.82%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.14%) VB
16 4 (0.91%) C
17 3 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (7.52%) Degree
2 28 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 28 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.33%) AWS Certification
4 12 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.52%) QA
2 12 (2.73%) GDPR
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (25.74%) Docker
2 22 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.51%) vSphere
5 4 (0.91%) LXC
6 1 (0.23%) Varnish
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 114 (25.97%) Terraform
2 93 (21.18%) Kubernetes
3 78 (17.77%) Ansible
4 41 (9.34%) Puppet
5 29 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.51%) Prometheus
7 10 (2.28%) Grafana
8 8 (1.82%) Graphite
9 7 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (1.59%) Rancher
10 5 (1.14%) Packer
11 4 (0.91%) logstash
12 3 (0.68%) Consul
12 3 (0.68%) Nagios
12 3 (0.68%) Opsgenie
12 3 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.46%) Graylog
13 2 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.46%) Kibana
13 2 (0.46%) MIIS
Vendors
1 113 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.88%) Google
3 37 (8.43%) Oracle
4 23 (5.24%) VMware
5 22 (5.01%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.05%) IBM
7 8 (1.82%) Cadence
8 7 (1.59%) EnterpriseDB
9 6 (1.37%) SAP
9 6 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.37%) Splunk
10 5 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.14%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.91%) ABBYY
11 4 (0.91%) Blue Prism
11 4 (0.91%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.91%) New Relic
11 4 (0.91%) UiPath
12 3 (0.68%) Cisco