Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 25 72
Rank change year-on-year +15 +47 +51
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 357 569 333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.71% 7.52% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.52% 8.14% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 331 474 271
Median annual salary £54,500 £54,351 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.27% -5.48% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £64,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -1.54% +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 2,458 6,987 8,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 94.39% 92.29% 91.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,966 5,542 6,131
Median annual salary £47,879 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.40% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,875 £26,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +18 179 £55,000 -8.33% 36
Solihull +35 47 £57,500 +4.55% 4
Warwickshire -1 46 £47,000 -10.48% 12
Staffordshire +7 28 £50,000 - 3
Coventry +18 15 £55,000 -1.61% 13
Worcestershire +9 15 £50,000 -13.04% 6
Walsall +1 6 £56,250 -10.00% 1
Shropshire -23 5 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Wednesbury - 4 £62,500 - 1
West Bromwich +1 1 £31,500 -45.22%
Halesowen - 1 £43,500 - 1
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 224 (62.75%) Azure
2 196 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (37.54%) Microsoft
4 132 (36.97%) SQL
5 131 (36.69%) .NET
6 113 (31.65%) AWS
7 104 (29.13%) C#
8 95 (26.61%) JavaScript
9 87 (24.37%) SQL Server
9 87 (24.37%) Git (software)
10 81 (22.69%) Microservices
11 74 (20.73%) Docker
12 73 (20.45%) Python
13 66 (18.49%) Kubernetes
14 63 (17.65%) HTML
15 60 (16.81%) Jenkins
15 60 (16.81%) Terraform
16 59 (16.53%) CSS
17 56 (15.69%) ASP.NET
18 53 (14.85%) Finance
18 53 (14.85%) SaaS
19 52 (14.57%) Linux
20 51 (14.29%) Test Automation
21 49 (13.73%) AngularJS
22 48 (13.45%) MVC
23 46 (12.89%) Software Engineering
23 46 (12.89%) Power Platform
24 44 (12.32%) SDLC
24 44 (12.32%) MongoDB
24 44 (12.32%) Ansible

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 22 (6.16%) Confluence
2 21 (5.88%) IIS
3 14 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.40%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.12%) CMS
7 2 (0.56%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.56%) Kentico
7 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.56%) WordPress
8 1 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.28%) InVision
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (2.52%) Magento
4 5 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.40%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.56%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 224 (62.75%) Azure
2 113 (31.65%) AWS
3 53 (14.85%) SaaS
4 46 (12.89%) Power Platform
5 41 (11.48%) GitHub
6 38 (10.64%) Serverless
7 36 (10.08%) GCP
8 30 (8.40%) PaaS
9 25 (7.00%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (3.64%) IaaS
12 10 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.52%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (2.52%) PowerApps
14 8 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (1.96%) OpenShift
16 5 (1.40%) Amazon S3
16 5 (1.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.08%) Internet
2 10 (2.80%) Network Security
3 7 (1.96%) Firewall
3 7 (1.96%) HTTP
4 5 (1.40%) AMQP
5 4 (1.12%) VPN
6 3 (0.84%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (24.37%) SQL Server
2 44 (12.32%) MongoDB
3 34 (9.52%) Power BI
4 32 (8.96%) NoSQL
5 30 (8.40%) Big Data
6 24 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (6.44%) Data Lake
7 23 (6.44%) MySQL
8 21 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (5.32%) Relational Database
9 19 (5.32%) Snowflake Schema
10 16 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (3.36%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.52%) Redis
15 7 (1.96%) OLAP
15 7 (1.96%) OLTP
15 7 (1.96%) SAP BW
16 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 87 (24.37%) Git (software)
2 60 (16.81%) Jenkins
3 32 (8.96%) JIRA
4 25 (7.00%) Visual Studio
5 17 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (4.20%) GitLab
7 14 (3.92%) Bitbucket
8 12 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (3.08%) Selenium
9 11 (3.08%) Subversion
9 11 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (3.08%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.80%) NUnit
11 8 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.68%) Postman
12 6 (1.68%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.40%) ERwin
14 4 (1.12%) webpack
15 3 (0.84%) gulp
General
1 53 (14.85%) Finance
2 22 (6.16%) Digital Economy
3 18 (5.04%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.36%) Retail
5 11 (3.08%) Marketing
6 8 (2.24%) Law
7 6 (1.68%) Games
8 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.84%) Automotive
8 3 (0.84%) Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (32.21%) Developer
2 69 (19.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (9.80%) Full Stack Developer
4 29 (8.12%) Architect
5 24 (6.72%) .NET Developer
6 23 (6.44%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.16%) Azure Engineer
8 20 (5.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.04%) Data Engineer
10 16 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.20%) Backend Developer
12 14 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
12 14 (3.92%) Senior Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.64%) Lead DevOps
13 13 (3.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 10 (2.80%) Analyst
14 10 (2.80%) Python Engineer
15 9 (2.52%) Site Engineer
16 8 (2.24%) .NET Software Developer
16 8 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (36.69%) .NET
2 63 (17.65%) HTML
3 59 (16.53%) CSS
4 56 (15.69%) ASP.NET
5 49 (13.73%) AngularJS
6 39 (10.92%) .NET Framework
7 38 (10.64%) Node.js
8 36 (10.08%) REST
9 35 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (9.52%) .NET Core
11 29 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (7.84%) Flask
12 28 (7.84%) jQuery
13 26 (7.28%) React
14 24 (6.72%) Django
15 23 (6.44%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (6.16%) HTML5
17 21 (5.88%) JSON
18 20 (5.60%) Kafka
19 18 (5.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 16 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.64%) User Experience
5 10 (2.80%) Cloud Native
6 9 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.12%) Robotics
10 4 (1.12%) W3C
11 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.84%) PlayStation
12 2 (0.56%) AS400
12 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.57%) Linux
2 37 (10.36%) Windows
3 18 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.52%) CentOS
4 9 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.24%) Unix
6 6 (1.68%) Android
7 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (22.69%) Microservices
3 51 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 48 (13.45%) MVC
5 46 (12.89%) Software Engineering
6 44 (12.32%) SDLC
7 42 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 40 (11.20%) Scrum
9 38 (10.64%) Fintech
9 38 (10.64%) TDD
10 37 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (10.08%) User Stories
12 33 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (7.56%) Collaborative Working
14 27 (7.56%) CRM
15 25 (7.00%) Data Modelling
15 25 (7.00%) ETL
16 23 (6.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 132 (36.97%) SQL
2 104 (29.13%) C#
3 95 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 73 (20.45%) Python
5 42 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 41 (11.48%) PowerShell
7 30 (8.40%) PHP
8 21 (5.88%) Java
9 19 (5.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 18 (5.04%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.20%) Go
12 14 (3.92%) TypeScript
13 12 (3.36%) Ruby
14 7 (1.96%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.40%) VB
16 4 (1.12%) C++
16 4 (1.12%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.12%) Perl
16 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (5.88%) Degree
2 20 (5.60%) AWS Certification
3 16 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CISSP
9 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB
9 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.56%) GDPR
2 23 (6.44%) Data Quality
3 15 (4.20%) QA
4 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) SLA
6 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (20.73%) Docker
2 13 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.08%) vSphere
4 8 (2.24%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) Varnish
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (18.49%) Kubernetes
2 60 (16.81%) Terraform
3 44 (12.32%) Ansible
4 24 (6.72%) Puppet
5 12 (3.36%) Grafana
5 12 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.80%) Prometheus
7 9 (2.52%) Graphite
8 6 (1.68%) Packer
8 6 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.84%) Consul
9 3 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.84%) Kibana
10 2 (0.56%) logstash
11 1 (0.28%) Istio
11 1 (0.28%) Mesos
11 1 (0.28%) MIIS
11 1 (0.28%) Nagios
11 1 (0.28%) rkt
11 1 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 134 (37.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.56%) Google
3 17 (4.76%) Oracle
4 14 (3.92%) VMware
5 11 (3.08%) SAP
6 9 (2.52%) IBM
7 8 (2.24%) Splunk
8 5 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.40%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.12%) ABBYY
9 4 (1.12%) Blue Prism
9 4 (1.12%) Dell
9 4 (1.12%) UiPath
10 3 (0.84%) Cadence
10 3 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.84%) Cisco
10 3 (0.84%) Sun
10 3 (0.84%) Tableau