Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

DevOps
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 74 129
Rank change year-on-year +47 +55 +62
Permanent jobs citing DevOps 553 329 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.45% 3.77% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.08% 4.14% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 424 234 202
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% -7.08%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 6,844 7,947 9,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.19% 91.08% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,429 6,070 7,517
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,975 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +41 214 £55,000 -4.35% 63
Warwickshire +37 86 £52,750 -4.09% 5
Shropshire +4 62 £55,000 -4.35% 6
Coventry +13 48 £55,000 +7.32% 15
Worcestershire +25 46 £57,500 +43.75% 12
Staffordshire +44 44 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Solihull -9 22 £54,500 +3.81% 1
Herefordshire +1 15 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Walsall - 8 £62,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £57,500 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £62,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
DevOps
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 316 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (53.53%) Azure
3 249 (45.03%) AWS
4 138 (24.95%) SQL
4 138 (24.95%) Git (software)
5 132 (23.87%) .NET
5 132 (23.87%) Linux
6 130 (23.51%) C#
7 128 (23.15%) Docker
8 125 (22.60%) Microsoft
9 115 (20.80%) Java
9 115 (20.80%) Jenkins
10 112 (20.25%) Scrum
11 107 (19.35%) Software Engineering
12 101 (18.26%) JavaScript
13 99 (17.90%) Python
14 94 (17.00%) SQL Server
15 90 (16.27%) Terraform
16 86 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
17 85 (15.37%) ASP.NET
17 85 (15.37%) Ansible
18 80 (14.47%) SDLC
19 75 (13.56%) Test Automation
20 72 (13.02%) Node.js
21 70 (12.66%) Kubernetes
22 68 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
22 68 (12.30%) PaaS
23 66 (11.93%) Open Source
24 62 (11.21%) Degree
25 61 (11.03%) Puppet

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 21 (3.80%) Apache
1 21 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (2.89%) Confluence
3 15 (2.71%) SAS
4 12 (2.17%) IIS
4 12 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.63%) nginx
6 8 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.45%) CMS
7 6 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.72%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.54%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.18%) JBoss
12 1 (0.18%) Mule
12 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.72%) S-PLUS
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 296 (53.53%) Azure
2 249 (45.03%) AWS
3 68 (12.30%) PaaS
4 51 (9.22%) IaaS
5 42 (7.59%) Serverless
6 39 (7.05%) Office 365
7 30 (5.42%) SaaS
8 29 (5.24%) Amazon S3
9 28 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (5.06%) GCP
10 23 (4.16%) GitHub
11 21 (3.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 21 (3.80%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (3.44%) Power Platform
13 18 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (3.25%) IBM Cloud
14 16 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
16 14 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.62%) Firewall
2 10 (1.81%) DNS
3 8 (1.45%) VPN
4 7 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (1.27%) LAN
4 7 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.27%) WAN
5 6 (1.08%) Wireless
6 5 (0.90%) MPLS
7 4 (0.72%) HTTP
8 3 (0.54%) Internet
8 3 (0.54%) Network Security
8 3 (0.54%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.36%) Skype
10 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.18%) NAS
10 1 (0.18%) SAN
10 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.18%) SSH
10 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.22%) MySQL
3 43 (7.78%) MongoDB
4 35 (6.33%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (4.52%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (4.16%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (3.07%) Big Data
10 16 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
11 15 (2.71%) Pentaho
11 15 (2.71%) Power BI
12 12 (2.17%) SQLite
13 11 (1.99%) Amazon Aurora
14 10 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.81%) OLAP
14 10 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.81%) Redis
15 7 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 138 (24.95%) Git (software)
2 115 (20.80%) Jenkins
3 48 (8.68%) Maven
4 45 (8.14%) Visual Studio
5 43 (7.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 37 (6.69%) JIRA
7 26 (4.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (4.16%) Bitbucket
9 22 (3.98%) JUnit
10 21 (3.80%) Selenium
11 20 (3.62%) Artifactory
11 20 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (3.44%) GitLab
13 15 (2.71%) SonarQube
14 14 (2.53%) Protractor
15 11 (1.99%) JMeter
16 10 (1.81%) TeamCity
17 8 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
18 5 (0.90%) CircleCI
18 5 (0.90%) Codeship
General
1 60 (10.85%) Public Sector
2 56 (10.13%) Finance
3 53 (9.58%) Retail
4 29 (5.24%) Marketing
5 21 (3.80%) Electronics
6 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.63%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.45%) Banking
9 7 (1.27%) Legal
9 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 187 (33.82%) Developer
2 98 (17.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 89 (16.09%) Architect
4 85 (15.37%) .NET Developer
5 46 (8.32%) Senior Developer
6 45 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (7.59%) Java Developer
8 33 (5.97%) Technical Architect
9 32 (5.79%) Cloud Developer
10 29 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
11 26 (4.70%) Software Engineer
12 25 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
13 18 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
13 18 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (3.07%) Analyst
14 17 (3.07%) Software Developer
15 16 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
15 16 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
15 16 (2.89%) PHP Developer
15 16 (2.89%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (23.87%) .NET
2 85 (15.37%) ASP.NET
3 72 (13.02%) Node.js
4 55 (9.95%) AngularJS
5 54 (9.76%) Web Services
6 52 (9.40%) React
7 51 (9.22%) HTML
8 49 (8.86%) CSS
9 35 (6.33%) .NET Framework
10 33 (5.97%) RESTful
11 32 (5.79%) JSON
12 27 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (4.70%) Kafka
13 26 (4.70%) Spring
14 25 (4.52%) .NET Core
14 25 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (4.16%) Elastic Stack
15 23 (4.16%) XML
16 22 (3.98%) J2EE
17 21 (3.80%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 29 (5.24%) User Experience
3 28 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 27 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.07%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.71%) Private Cloud
7 14 (2.53%) Infotainment
8 13 (2.35%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.63%) Clustering
10 9 (1.63%) iPad
10 9 (1.63%) Replication
11 7 (1.27%) NHS
12 6 (1.08%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
14 3 (0.54%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.36%) CMDB
15 2 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 132 (23.87%) Linux
2 59 (10.67%) Unix
3 41 (7.41%) Windows
4 15 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.17%) CentOS
5 12 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.45%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.36%) Debian
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.18%) SUSE
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (20.25%) Scrum
3 107 (19.35%) Software Engineering
4 86 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (14.47%) SDLC
6 75 (13.56%) Test Automation
7 68 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
8 66 (11.93%) Open Source
9 58 (10.49%) MVC
10 56 (10.13%) Microservices
11 55 (9.95%) Mentoring
12 47 (8.50%) Migration
13 45 (8.14%) Infrastructure as Code
13 45 (8.14%) Presales
14 44 (7.96%) Technical Leadership
15 42 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
16 41 (7.41%) Configuration Management
17 40 (7.23%) Deployment Automation
18 39 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
19 37 (6.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 138 (24.95%) SQL
2 130 (23.51%) C#
3 115 (20.80%) Java
4 101 (18.26%) JavaScript
5 99 (17.90%) Python
6 52 (9.40%) Bash Shell
7 45 (8.14%) PHP
8 27 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 23 (4.16%) Perl
10 22 (3.98%) Ruby
11 21 (3.80%) C
12 20 (3.62%) Scala
13 15 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.71%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.53%) Go
14 14 (2.53%) Kotlin
15 13 (2.35%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.08%) Groovy
17 4 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (11.21%) Degree
2 23 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.25%) HND
5 15 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.08%) RHCE
9 5 (0.90%) CCNP
10 4 (0.72%) ISEB
10 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.54%) CCENT
11 3 (0.54%) CCNA
11 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.54%) MCSE
12 2 (0.36%) MCSA
12 2 (0.36%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.04%) QA
2 22 (3.98%) SLA
3 14 (2.53%) GDPR
4 7 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 128 (23.15%) Docker
2 24 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.72%) Varnish
5 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 90 (16.27%) Terraform
2 85 (15.37%) Ansible
3 70 (12.66%) Kubernetes
4 61 (11.03%) Puppet
5 25 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (3.62%) Packer
7 16 (2.89%) Kibana
8 11 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (1.99%) logstash
9 10 (1.81%) Grafana
10 8 (1.45%) Prometheus
10 8 (1.45%) Salt
11 6 (1.08%) Consul
11 6 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.90%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.90%) Opsview
13 4 (0.72%) Mesos
13 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.72%) Nagios
13 4 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 125 (22.60%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.96%) Oracle
3 28 (5.06%) IBM
4 26 (4.70%) Google
5 24 (4.34%) SAP
6 18 (3.25%) Cisco
6 18 (3.25%) VMware
7 17 (3.07%) Cloudera
8 13 (2.35%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.45%) Tableau
11 7 (1.27%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.08%) Meraki
12 6 (1.08%) Sparx
13 4 (0.72%) Percona
14 3 (0.54%) Remedy
14 3 (0.54%) SaltStack
14 3 (0.54%) UiPath
14 3 (0.54%) Veeam