Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Development Operations Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 129 130
Rank change year-on-year +64 +1 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,470 3,043 3,650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.38% 2.60% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 2.72% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,611 2,636 3,481
Median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £63,749
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.96% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 53,561 111,692 134,874
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.57% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 44,104 91,107 110,313
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 15 January 2021. 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
London +44 1,204 £72,500 -3.33% 266
North of England +76 485 £55,000 - 123
South East +29 250 £60,000 -4.00% 40
Yorkshire +83 242 £55,000 - 46
South West +103 229 £52,500 -4.55% 46
North West +56 206 £55,000 - 68
Midlands +119 193 £57,500 +1.24% 36
West Midlands +107 148 £57,500 +1.24% 25
East of England +57 80 £55,000 +4.76% 39
East Midlands +65 43 £47,500 -17.39% 11
North East +35 37 £52,500 +16.67% 9
DevOps Engineer
UK

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 2,470 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,452 (58.79%) Terraform
3 1,434 (58.06%) AWS
4 1,313 (53.16%) Kubernetes
5 1,234 (49.96%) Docker
6 1,132 (45.83%) Linux
7 1,009 (40.85%) Python
8 993 (40.20%) Azure
9 958 (38.79%) Ansible
10 848 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
11 776 (31.42%) Jenkins
12 762 (30.85%) Infrastructure as Code
13 676 (27.37%) Puppet
14 517 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
15 479 (19.39%) Git (software)
16 462 (18.70%) Configuration Management
17 449 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
18 436 (17.65%) Bash Shell
19 433 (17.53%) PowerShell
20 374 (15.14%) Java
21 354 (14.33%) AWS CloudFormation
22 351 (14.21%) Windows
23 327 (13.24%) Go
24 325 (13.16%) Microservices
25 318 (12.87%) GCP
26 316 (12.79%) Finance
27 279 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
28 266 (10.77%) C#
29 263 (10.65%) Fintech
30 260 (10.53%) Deployment Automation

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 91 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
2 82 (3.32%) Apache
3 63 (2.55%) IIS
4 58 (2.35%) Confluence
5 32 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 29 (1.17%) nginx
7 16 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.20%) JBoss
11 5 (0.20%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.16%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.16%) Drupal
12 4 (0.16%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.12%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.12%) Jetty
13 3 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.081%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.040%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 1,434 (58.06%) AWS
2 993 (40.20%) Azure
3 354 (14.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 318 (12.87%) GCP
5 232 (9.39%) Serverless
6 190 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
7 183 (7.41%) GitHub
8 167 (6.76%) AWS Lambda
9 165 (6.68%) PaaS
10 164 (6.64%) SaaS
11 138 (5.59%) IaaS
12 131 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
13 112 (4.53%) Amazon ECS
14 103 (4.17%) Datadog
15 99 (4.01%) Amazon S3
16 89 (3.60%) Pulumi
17 71 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 59 (2.39%) Office 365
18 59 (2.39%) OpenShift
19 57 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.05%) Firewall
2 61 (2.47%) DNS
3 57 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 48 (1.94%) VPN
5 32 (1.30%) Network Security
6 31 (1.26%) HTTP
7 24 (0.97%) Internet
8 17 (0.69%) DHCP
8 17 (0.69%) SSH
9 14 (0.57%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.40%) LAN
10 10 (0.40%) OpenVPN
10 10 (0.40%) SSL
10 10 (0.40%) VLAN
10 10 (0.40%) WAN
11 9 (0.36%) AMQP
11 9 (0.36%) SAN
12 8 (0.32%) FTP
12 8 (0.32%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 164 (6.64%) MySQL
3 130 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 93 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 84 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 77 (3.12%) Redis
8 66 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
8 66 (2.67%) Big Data
9 48 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 48 (1.94%) MariaDB
10 46 (1.86%) Cosmos DB
11 33 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.01%) Relational Database
13 20 (0.81%) Blockchain
14 18 (0.73%) Hadoop
15 13 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.40%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.40%) HBase
16 10 (0.40%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 776 (31.42%) Jenkins
2 479 (19.39%) Git (software)
3 243 (9.84%) GitLab
4 179 (7.25%) TeamCity
5 174 (7.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 129 (5.22%) JIRA
7 128 (5.18%) Bitbucket
8 109 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 67 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (2.35%) SonarQube
11 47 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 46 (1.86%) Artifactory
13 42 (1.70%) Selenium
14 39 (1.58%) Subversion
15 38 (1.54%) Maven
16 36 (1.46%) CircleCI
17 31 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
18 30 (1.21%) Vagrant
19 27 (1.09%) Cucumber
19 27 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 316 (12.79%) Finance
2 113 (4.57%) Games
3 101 (4.09%) Banking
4 94 (3.81%) Public Sector
5 51 (2.06%) Law
6 45 (1.82%) Publishing
7 34 (1.38%) Marketing
8 33 (1.34%) Retail
9 18 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 15 (0.61%) Advertising
10 15 (0.61%) Electronics
11 13 (0.53%) Legal
11 13 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.40%) Billing
15 8 (0.32%) Front Office
16 7 (0.28%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.20%) Automotive
17 5 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (7.81%) .NET
2 148 (5.99%) Node.js
3 142 (5.75%) Kafka
4 119 (4.82%) Elastic Stack
5 101 (4.09%) Web Services
6 51 (2.06%) YAML
7 45 (1.82%) Apache Flex
8 41 (1.66%) React
9 36 (1.46%) REST
10 23 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 21 (0.85%) .NET Framework
12 18 (0.73%) .NET Core
12 18 (0.73%) LDAP
13 17 (0.69%) Spring Boot
14 16 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (0.65%) RESTful
14 16 (0.65%) Spring
15 13 (0.53%) Lambda Expressions
16 11 (0.45%) JSON
16 11 (0.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.13%) Cloud Native
2 143 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
3 110 (4.45%) Public Cloud
4 63 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
5 49 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
6 46 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 38 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 24 (0.97%) Social Network
11 23 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (0.85%) Mobile App
13 20 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 18 (0.73%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.61%) Replication
16 12 (0.49%) Internet of Things
17 11 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.45%) PlayStation
18 10 (0.40%) Data Structures
19 9 (0.36%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1,132 (45.83%) Linux
2 351 (14.21%) Windows
3 140 (5.67%) Unix
4 135 (5.47%) CentOS
5 120 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 117 (4.74%) Windows Server
7 47 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.13%) Debian
9 23 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.73%) CoreOS
11 16 (0.65%) zOS
12 13 (0.53%) Android
13 12 (0.49%) VMS
14 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
16 6 (0.24%) AIX
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
18 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
19 2 (0.081%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,470 (100.00%) DevOps
2 848 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
3 762 (30.85%) Infrastructure as Code
4 462 (18.70%) Configuration Management
5 449 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 325 (13.16%) Microservices
7 279 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
8 263 (10.65%) Fintech
9 260 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
10 243 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 209 (8.46%) Scrum
12 207 (8.38%) Test Automation
13 203 (8.22%) Migration
14 202 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
15 168 (6.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 163 (6.60%) Infrastructure Automation
17 149 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
18 135 (5.47%) Continuous Deployment
19 130 (5.26%) TDD
20 116 (4.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,009 (40.85%) Python
2 436 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 433 (17.53%) PowerShell
4 374 (15.14%) Java
5 327 (13.24%) Go
6 266 (10.77%) C#
7 257 (10.40%) Ruby
8 230 (9.31%) SQL
9 209 (8.46%) JavaScript
10 102 (4.13%) PHP
11 68 (2.75%) Perl
12 62 (2.51%) Groovy
13 60 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 48 (1.94%) C++
15 46 (1.86%) TypeScript
16 21 (0.85%) C
17 13 (0.53%) Clojure
18 12 (0.49%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.45%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 168 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 126 (5.10%) Degree
4 122 (4.94%) AWS Certification
5 48 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (0.89%) CCNA
6 22 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.32%) PhD
10 6 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.24%) RHCE
11 5 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.12%) MCSA
12 3 (0.12%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.081%) OSCE
13 2 (0.081%) OSCP
14 1 (0.040%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.34%) QA
2 27 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.69%) PMO
4 14 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.49%) GDPR
6 11 (0.45%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.28%) SLA
9 6 (0.24%) EMIR
9 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.20%) MiFID
11 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.081%) NIST
13 1 (0.040%) FINRA
13 1 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,234 (49.96%) Docker
2 122 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 50 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (1.58%) vSphere
6 12 (0.49%) Xen
7 11 (0.45%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.36%) Firmware
8 9 (0.36%) HDFS
9 5 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.16%) KVM
10 4 (0.16%) Microcode
10 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.16%) XenApp
10 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.12%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.12%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1,452 (58.79%) Terraform
2 1,313 (53.16%) Kubernetes
3 958 (38.79%) Ansible
4 676 (27.37%) Puppet
5 517 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
6 205 (8.30%) Prometheus
7 196 (7.94%) Grafana
8 54 (2.19%) Packer
9 52 (2.11%) Istio
10 47 (1.90%) Nagios
11 38 (1.54%) Graphite
12 37 (1.50%) Rancher
13 30 (1.21%) Salt
14 29 (1.17%) Consul
15 28 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
16 25 (1.01%) Fortio
16 25 (1.01%) Kiali
17 22 (0.89%) Kibana
18 18 (0.73%) Graylog
18 18 (0.73%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 234 (9.47%) Microsoft
2 176 (7.13%) VMware
3 117 (4.74%) Google
4 94 (3.81%) SaltStack
5 71 (2.87%) Splunk
6 69 (2.79%) New Relic
6 69 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 54 (2.19%) Atlassian
8 32 (1.30%) Cisco
9 31 (1.26%) Dynatrace
10 30 (1.21%) Oracle
11 23 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (0.89%) SAP
13 14 (0.57%) AppDynamics
14 11 (0.45%) Citrix
15 10 (0.40%) Adobe
15 10 (0.40%) hybris
15 10 (0.40%) IBM
16 9 (0.36%) Meraki
17 8 (0.32%) Sophos