Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 140 203
Rank change year-on-year +64 +63 +14
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 321 215 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.54% 2.14% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 2.35% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 231 176 119
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

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 8,173 9,164 10,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.21% 91.42% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,254 7,576 8,462
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +53 145 £57,500 +15.00% 27
Shropshire +17 53 £57,500 -19.58% 6
Coventry +28 41 £50,000 +2.04% 6
Warwickshire +8 21 £55,000 +59.42% 2
Solihull +17 16 £51,250 +36.67% 1
Worcestershire +26 10 £40,000 +77.78% 1
Staffordshire +4 8 £58,750 -2.08% 3
Herefordshire - 2 £56,250 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £77,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 156 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (35.51%) Java
3 112 (34.89%) Jenkins
4 103 (32.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 98 (30.53%) Amazon AWS
6 97 (30.22%) Linux
7 95 (29.60%) Python
8 93 (28.97%) Ansible
9 86 (26.79%) SQL
10 72 (22.43%) Docker
11 70 (21.81%) Puppet
12 69 (21.50%) Opscode Chef
12 69 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (18.69%) Scrum
14 58 (18.07%) Windows
14 58 (18.07%) Terraform
15 57 (17.76%) Ruby
15 57 (17.76%) Bash Shell
16 55 (17.13%) Git (software)
16 55 (17.13%) .NET
16 55 (17.13%) Microsoft
17 54 (16.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 54 (16.82%) Open Source
18 48 (14.95%) Microservices
19 45 (14.02%) PowerShell
20 44 (13.71%) Perl
20 44 (13.71%) Kubernetes
21 41 (12.77%) Configuration Management
22 40 (12.46%) DNS
22 40 (12.46%) Vagrant

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 39 (12.15%) Apache
2 34 (10.59%) Confluence
3 31 (9.66%) nginx
4 28 (8.72%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.49%) IIS
7 6 (1.87%) Anypoint
7 6 (1.87%) JBoss
8 5 (1.56%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
11 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.62%) Drupal
11 2 (0.62%) eZ Publish
11 2 (0.62%) SAS
11 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (32.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (30.53%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (8.72%) IaaS
4 25 (7.79%) SaaS
5 24 (7.48%) PaaS
6 18 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (4.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (4.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (3.74%) Amazon S3
10 8 (2.49%) CloudFront
10 8 (2.49%) GitHub
11 7 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.87%) Office 365
12 6 (1.87%) Serverless
13 5 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.46%) DNS
2 27 (8.41%) SSL
3 22 (6.85%) Firewall
4 13 (4.05%) VPN
5 7 (2.18%) HTTP
5 7 (2.18%) Network Security
6 5 (1.56%) DHCP
6 5 (1.56%) Internet
7 4 (1.25%) Skype
7 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.93%) FTP
8 3 (0.93%) SMS
9 2 (0.62%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.62%) IPsec
9 2 (0.62%) NAS
9 2 (0.62%) SAN
9 2 (0.62%) VSAN
10 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.31%) Wireless
10 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.03%) MySQL
3 24 (7.48%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.92%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.56%) DB2
10 5 (1.56%) DTS
10 5 (1.56%) EDRMS
10 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.56%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (0.93%) Big Data
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 112 (34.89%) Jenkins
2 55 (17.13%) Git (software)
3 54 (16.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 40 (12.46%) Vagrant
5 35 (10.90%) JIRA
5 35 (10.90%) Subversion
6 32 (9.97%) GoCD
7 28 (8.72%) Bitbucket
8 24 (7.48%) TeamCity
9 22 (6.85%) Maven
10 15 (4.67%) Hudson
10 15 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (3.43%) Ant
13 10 (3.12%) Cucumber
14 8 (2.49%) Grunt
15 7 (2.18%) SonarQube
16 6 (1.87%) Selenium
16 6 (1.87%) Visual Studio
17 4 (1.25%) AppScan
General
1 37 (11.53%) Finance
2 17 (5.30%) Marketing
3 15 (4.67%) Advertising
4 13 (4.05%) Billing
5 11 (3.43%) Retail
6 10 (3.12%) Automotive
7 8 (2.49%) Games
7 8 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.56%) Back Office
8 5 (1.56%) Publishing
9 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.93%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (27.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 63 (19.63%) Developer
3 21 (6.54%) Architect
3 21 (6.54%) Java Developer
4 20 (6.23%) Senior Developer
5 17 (5.30%) .NET Developer
5 17 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (5.30%) Head of Architecture
6 16 (4.98%) Azure DevOps
6 16 (4.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 15 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (4.67%) C# Developer
7 15 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (4.67%) Senior Manager
8 13 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 13 (4.05%) Platform Engineer
8 13 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.74%) Applications Engineer
9 12 (3.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.74%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.13%) .NET
2 31 (9.66%) REST
2 31 (9.66%) Web Services
3 28 (8.72%) AngularJS
4 25 (7.79%) HTML
5 23 (7.17%) CSS
6 18 (5.61%) Spring
7 17 (5.30%) RESTful
8 14 (4.36%) .NET Framework
8 14 (4.36%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (4.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (4.05%) Node.js
9 13 (4.05%) React
10 12 (3.74%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.74%) HTML5
11 11 (3.43%) Spring MVC
11 11 (3.43%) XML
12 10 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (3.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (4.67%) Social Media
4 13 (4.05%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.18%) User Experience
8 6 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
9 5 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.56%) Replication
9 5 (1.56%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.25%) Fintech
10 4 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 97 (30.22%) Linux
2 58 (18.07%) Windows
3 39 (12.15%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.54%) Unix
5 10 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.49%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.56%) CentOS
8 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.62%) SUSE
9 2 (0.62%) VMS
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.31%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.31%) HPUX
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
3 60 (18.69%) Scrum
4 54 (16.82%) Open Source
5 48 (14.95%) Microservices
6 41 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 37 (11.53%) Continuous Deployment
7 37 (11.53%) Software Engineering
8 36 (11.21%) Test Automation
9 35 (10.90%) ITIL
10 28 (8.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (8.41%) Project Management
11 27 (8.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 26 (8.10%) MVC
13 25 (7.79%) Mentoring
14 20 (6.23%) TDD
15 19 (5.92%) Storage Management
16 18 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (5.61%) Decision-Making
16 18 (5.61%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 114 (35.51%) Java
2 95 (29.60%) Python
3 86 (26.79%) SQL
4 57 (17.76%) Bash Shell
4 57 (17.76%) Ruby
5 45 (14.02%) PowerShell
6 44 (13.71%) Perl
7 38 (11.84%) JavaScript
8 36 (11.21%) C#
9 22 (6.85%) Go
10 19 (5.92%) Java 8
11 13 (4.05%) PHP
12 8 (2.49%) C
13 7 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.87%) Jython
15 5 (1.56%) Scala
15 5 (1.56%) VB
16 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.31%) Groovy
17 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (6.23%) Degree
2 16 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.80%) CISSP
5 8 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.18%) CEH
6 7 (2.18%) CISM
6 7 (2.18%) CRISC
7 6 (1.87%) CISA
8 5 (1.56%) GIAC
8 5 (1.56%) OSCP
9 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.25%) RHCE
9 4 (1.25%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.93%) ISEB
11 2 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.62%) CCSP
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.85%) QA
2 9 (2.80%) GCP
3 8 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.18%) GDPR
5 4 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (22.43%) Docker
2 22 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.98%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.87%) Xen
5 5 (1.56%) Varnish
6 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.25%) KVM
7 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.62%) GFS2
7 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 93 (28.97%) Ansible
2 70 (21.81%) Puppet
3 69 (21.50%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (18.07%) Terraform
5 44 (13.71%) Kubernetes
6 26 (8.10%) Nagios
7 24 (7.48%) Docker Swarm
8 21 (6.54%) Graphite
9 18 (5.61%) Salt
10 15 (4.67%) Grafana
10 15 (4.67%) Opsview
11 13 (4.05%) Consul
11 13 (4.05%) ZABBIX
12 12 (3.74%) Packer
13 10 (3.12%) Kibana
13 10 (3.12%) logstash
14 8 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (1.25%) CFEngine
15 4 (1.25%) HP Fortify
15 4 (1.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 55 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.35%) Atlassian
2 30 (9.35%) VMware
3 16 (4.98%) IBM
4 14 (4.36%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.05%) Adobe
5 13 (4.05%) Cisco
6 12 (3.74%) Google
7 11 (3.43%) Oracle
8 7 (2.18%) HP
8 7 (2.18%) Splunk
9 5 (1.56%) hybris
9 5 (1.56%) webMethods
10 4 (1.25%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.25%) Forcepoint
10 4 (1.25%) Qualys
10 4 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.25%) Symantec
10 4 (1.25%) Veracode
11 3 (0.93%) Xamarin