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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +11
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 968 784 387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.12% 12.18% 11.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.58% 13.18% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 545 611 297
10th Percentile £38,375 £38,250 £39,700
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,625 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £75,400
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 8,360 5,947 3,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 96.00% 92.36% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,259 4,447 2,515
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £57,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,350 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Birmingham -1 461 £63,750 -1.92% 52
Warwickshire -22 133 £55,000 +7.32% 9
Staffordshire +33 131 £46,250 +12.80% 11
Coventry +7 125 £52,500 +7.69% 9
Shropshire +3 24 £57,500 -4.17% 8
Worcestershire -27 12 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Solihull -15 7 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Wolverhampton +7 6 £54,500 +67.69% 1
West Bromwich -10 6 £43,500 -17.14% 2
Walsall -6 4 £57,500 +17.35%
Dudley - 4 £85,000 -
Wednesbury +3 2 £37,500 -
Herefordshire -11 2 - - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 640 (66.12%) Agile
2 632 (65.29%) Azure
3 363 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 362 (37.40%) Social Skills
5 353 (36.47%) Azure DevOps
6 333 (34.40%) SQL
7 306 (31.61%) AWS
8 300 (30.99%) C#
9 298 (30.79%) .NET
10 277 (28.62%) Git (software)
11 270 (27.89%) Terraform
12 268 (27.69%) JavaScript
13 238 (24.59%) SQL Server
14 214 (22.11%) .NET Core
15 202 (20.87%) HTML
16 200 (20.66%) CI/CD
17 198 (20.45%) Java
17 198 (20.45%) React
18 195 (20.14%) Scrum
19 191 (19.73%) Kubernetes
20 188 (19.42%) .NET Framework
21 187 (19.32%) MVC
21 187 (19.32%) CSS
22 180 (18.60%) Python
23 178 (18.39%) jQuery
24 175 (18.08%) User Stories
25 174 (17.98%) Unit Testing
26 173 (17.87%) Serverless
27 164 (16.94%) Apple iOS
27 164 (16.94%) Android

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 44 (4.55%) Confluence
2 32 (3.31%) IIS
3 21 (2.17%) CMS
4 18 (1.86%) Apache
5 13 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.21%) JBoss
10 2 (0.21%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.10%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.10%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.31%) Exstream
3 3 (0.31%) Magento
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) assyst
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 632 (65.29%) Azure
2 353 (36.47%) Azure DevOps
3 306 (31.61%) AWS
4 173 (17.87%) Serverless
5 158 (16.32%) Azure Functions
6 153 (15.81%) Azure Service Bus
7 105 (10.85%) GCP
8 67 (6.92%) SaaS
9 65 (6.71%) PaaS
10 53 (5.48%) Power Platform
11 46 (4.75%) GitHub
12 39 (4.03%) IaaS
13 38 (3.93%) Dynamics 365
14 35 (3.62%) Microsoft 365
15 21 (2.17%) Azure AKS
15 21 (2.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 18 (1.86%) OpenShift
17 17 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (1.65%) Amazon ECS
18 16 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.20%) DNS
2 30 (3.10%) Firewall
3 26 (2.69%) SAN
4 23 (2.38%) HTTP
5 19 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.34%) SSH
6 13 (1.34%) WAN
7 12 (1.24%) DHCP
8 11 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (1.14%) VSAN
9 10 (1.03%) LAN
9 10 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (1.03%) Wireless
10 9 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (0.83%) Internet
12 7 (0.72%) Kerberos
12 7 (0.72%) SSL
13 6 (0.62%) AMQP
13 6 (0.62%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.06%) Big Data
3 36 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 36 (3.72%) NoSQL
4 33 (3.41%) Power BI
5 24 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.96%) Data Lake
7 19 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.14%) MySQL
11 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.83%) Tableau
14 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.52%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 277 (28.62%) Git (software)
2 154 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 108 (11.16%) JIRA
4 107 (11.05%) Jenkins
5 40 (4.13%) GitLab
6 22 (2.27%) CircleCI
7 20 (2.07%) Subversion
8 18 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (1.55%) Selenium
10 14 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.24%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.24%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.93%) Maven
13 9 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.93%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.83%) JUnit
15 7 (0.72%) NUnit
15 7 (0.72%) Visual Studio
16 6 (0.62%) Bitbucket
General
1 362 (37.40%) Social Skills
2 163 (16.84%) Finance
3 86 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.27%) Automotive
5 49 (5.06%) Law
6 47 (4.86%) Games
7 41 (4.24%) Retail
8 37 (3.82%) Presentation Skills
9 35 (3.62%) Public Sector
10 32 (3.31%) Influencing Skills
11 29 (3.00%) Banking
12 27 (2.79%) Marketing
13 24 (2.48%) Telecoms
14 19 (1.96%) Manufacturing
15 14 (1.45%) Legal
16 11 (1.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 10 (1.03%) Advertising
17 10 (1.03%) Investment Banking
17 10 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
18 3 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 288 (29.75%) Developer
2 148 (15.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 104 (10.74%) .NET Developer
4 84 (8.68%) Senior Developer
5 83 (8.57%) Analyst
6 55 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
7 46 (4.75%) Architect
8 44 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
9 40 (4.13%) Software Developer
10 38 (3.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 36 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 36 (3.72%) Software Engineer
12 31 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (3.20%) Trainee
13 26 (2.69%) Junior
13 26 (2.69%) Senior DevOps
13 26 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (2.58%) Consultant
14 25 (2.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.17%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (30.79%) .NET
2 214 (22.11%) .NET Core
3 202 (20.87%) HTML
4 198 (20.45%) React
5 188 (19.42%) .NET Framework
6 187 (19.32%) CSS
7 178 (18.39%) jQuery
8 163 (16.84%) Entity Framework
9 150 (15.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 74 (7.64%) Spring
11 55 (5.68%) Node.js
12 54 (5.58%) REST
13 42 (4.34%) SOAP
14 41 (4.24%) AngularJS
15 38 (3.93%) RESTful
16 37 (3.82%) ASP.NET
17 27 (2.79%) Web Services
18 24 (2.48%) JSON
19 21 (2.17%) YAML
20 20 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.33%) Management Information System
2 51 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 38 (3.93%) Algorithms
5 32 (3.31%) Virtual Team
6 29 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (2.89%) Cloud Native
7 28 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
8 26 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 25 (2.58%) User Experience
10 24 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.96%) Data Centre
12 17 (1.76%) IoT
13 13 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
13 13 (1.34%) Private Cloud
14 12 (1.24%) Life Science
15 10 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.03%) Housing Association
16 9 (0.93%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 164 (16.94%) Android
1 164 (16.94%) Apple iOS
2 153 (15.81%) Linux
3 59 (6.10%) Windows
4 35 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.20%) Unix
6 17 (1.76%) CentOS
7 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.21%) SUSE
10 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.10%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (66.12%) Agile
2 200 (20.66%) CI/CD
3 195 (20.14%) Scrum
4 187 (19.32%) MVC
5 175 (18.08%) User Stories
6 174 (17.98%) Unit Testing
7 161 (16.63%) Product Roadmap
8 159 (16.43%) Process Improvement
9 147 (15.19%) Dependency Injection
10 123 (12.71%) Mentoring
11 118 (12.19%) Coaching
12 116 (11.98%) Software Engineering
13 109 (11.26%) Microservices
14 106 (10.95%) Containerisation
14 106 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
15 103 (10.64%) Analytics
16 98 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 90 (9.30%) Test Automation
18 88 (9.09%) Information Security
19 86 (8.88%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 333 (34.40%) SQL
2 300 (30.99%) C#
3 268 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 198 (20.45%) Java
5 180 (18.60%) Python
6 89 (9.19%) PowerShell
7 66 (6.82%) Bash
8 60 (6.20%) Go
9 36 (3.72%) TypeScript
10 31 (3.20%) Perl
11 30 (3.10%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.55%) C++
12 15 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.24%) C
14 11 (1.14%) Scala
15 8 (0.83%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.83%) PHP
15 8 (0.83%) Ruby
15 8 (0.83%) Rust
16 6 (0.62%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 52 (5.37%) Degree
2 46 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.83%) PMP
7 6 (0.62%) ISEB
8 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.31%) IIBA
9 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.21%) CASP
10 2 (0.21%) CISA
10 2 (0.21%) CISM
10 2 (0.21%) CISSP
10 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (8.57%) QA
2 15 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 15 (1.55%) GDPR
3 11 (1.14%) SLA
4 10 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.93%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.41%) COBIT
8 4 (0.41%) PMO
9 2 (0.21%) IASME
System Software
1 147 (15.19%) Docker
2 25 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.34%) NFS
5 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.31%) vSphere
7 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.21%) Lustre
7 2 (0.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 270 (27.89%) Terraform
2 191 (19.73%) Kubernetes
3 126 (13.02%) Ansible
4 40 (4.13%) Puppet
5 32 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.58%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.34%) Grafana
7 13 (1.34%) Rancher
8 11 (1.14%) VxRail
9 10 (1.03%) Istio
10 8 (0.83%) Packer
11 6 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.62%) WSUS
12 5 (0.52%) Argo
13 4 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 4 (0.41%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.41%) Nagios
13 4 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 363 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 147 (15.19%) Xamarin
3 55 (5.68%) Google
4 38 (3.93%) Oracle
5 28 (2.89%) VMware
6 27 (2.79%) ServiceNow
7 26 (2.69%) Cisco
8 22 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 22 (2.27%) SolarWinds
9 16 (1.65%) Splunk
10 15 (1.55%) Dell
11 14 (1.45%) IBM
12 13 (1.34%) Commvault
12 13 (1.34%) NetApp
13 12 (1.24%) New Relic
13 12 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.14%) AppDynamics
15 10 (1.03%) Apple
16 9 (0.93%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.93%) SAP