Period
to 15 April 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 April 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 116 137
Rank change year-on-year +49 +21 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,043 2,821 3,618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.09% 2.72% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 2.85% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,629 2,313 3,126
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £43,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £88,750
UK median annual salary £63,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.08% - +4.00%

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 69,218 98,834 132,465
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 95.31% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 55,314 80,882 107,800
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 April 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 April 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 +32 1,432 £75,000 - 297
North of England +77 622 £55,000 - 101
South East +29 354 £60,000 - 65
Yorkshire +66 319 £60,000 +9.09% 36
North West +50 253 £54,000 -10.00% 53
South West +59 243 £52,500 +1.76% 56
Midlands +63 238 £60,000 +8.44% 64
West Midlands +41 156 £62,500 +11.61% 45
East of England +38 84 £65,000 +13.04% 36
East Midlands +58 76 £50,000 -9.09% 19
North East +46 50 £45,000 - 12
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 3,043 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,860 (61.12%) Terraform
3 1,771 (58.20%) AWS
4 1,672 (54.95%) Kubernetes
5 1,552 (51.00%) Docker
6 1,435 (47.16%) Linux
7 1,266 (41.60%) Azure
8 1,245 (40.91%) Python
9 1,191 (39.14%) Ansible
10 1,120 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
11 992 (32.60%) Infrastructure as Code
12 946 (31.09%) Jenkins
13 761 (25.01%) Puppet
14 615 (20.21%) Opscode Chef
15 570 (18.73%) Git (software)
16 567 (18.63%) Bash Shell
17 542 (17.81%) PowerShell
17 542 (17.81%) Configuration Management
18 541 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
19 472 (15.51%) Windows
20 453 (14.89%) AWS CloudFormation
21 437 (14.36%) Java
22 422 (13.87%) GCP
23 418 (13.74%) Finance
24 394 (12.95%) Go
25 349 (11.47%) GitLab
26 334 (10.98%) Security Cleared
27 326 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
28 323 (10.61%) Serverless
29 321 (10.55%) Microservices

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 93 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 89 (2.92%) Apache
3 83 (2.73%) IIS
4 57 (1.87%) Confluence
5 33 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 32 (1.05%) nginx
7 25 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (0.33%) WordPress
9 9 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.26%) Drupal
10 8 (0.26%) JBoss
11 7 (0.23%) CloudStack
11 7 (0.23%) CMS
12 4 (0.13%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.099%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.066%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.066%) SAS
14 2 (0.066%) WildFly
Applications
1 37 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.066%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.33%) R3 Corda
4 8 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 7 (0.23%) Magento
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.099%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.033%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.033%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,771 (58.20%) AWS
2 1,266 (41.60%) Azure
3 453 (14.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 422 (13.87%) GCP
5 323 (10.61%) Serverless
6 245 (8.05%) GitHub
7 238 (7.82%) Amazon EKS
8 227 (7.46%) PaaS
9 209 (6.87%) SaaS
10 193 (6.34%) IaaS
11 183 (6.01%) AWS Lambda
12 169 (5.55%) Amazon ECS
13 141 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
14 126 (4.14%) Pulumi
15 113 (3.71%) Datadog
16 94 (3.09%) Amazon S3
17 79 (2.60%) OpenShift
18 72 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 71 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
20 62 (2.04%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.48%) Firewall
2 79 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.97%) DNS
4 39 (1.28%) Internet
5 38 (1.25%) VPN
6 30 (0.99%) HTTP
7 20 (0.66%) Network Security
8 17 (0.56%) VLAN
9 14 (0.46%) DHCP
9 14 (0.46%) SSL
10 12 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.39%) OpenVPN
11 11 (0.36%) LAN
11 11 (0.36%) Multicast
11 11 (0.36%) tcpdump
11 11 (0.36%) WAN
12 10 (0.33%) DMZ
12 10 (0.33%) SSH
13 8 (0.26%) AMQP
13 8 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (6.61%) MySQL
2 182 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 168 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
4 125 (4.11%) MongoDB
5 99 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 99 (3.25%) Redis
6 86 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
7 80 (2.63%) MariaDB
8 78 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 70 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
10 61 (2.00%) Big Data
11 53 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 38 (1.25%) Blockchain
13 31 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 28 (0.92%) Relational Database
15 20 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
16 18 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (0.49%) Power BI
17 15 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
18 14 (0.46%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 946 (31.09%) Jenkins
2 570 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 349 (11.47%) GitLab
4 220 (7.23%) TeamCity
5 199 (6.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 153 (5.03%) JIRA
7 129 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 126 (4.14%) Bitbucket
9 67 (2.20%) Artifactory
10 63 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
11 59 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 52 (1.71%) Maven
13 50 (1.64%) SonarQube
14 46 (1.51%) CircleCI
15 43 (1.41%) Vagrant
16 35 (1.15%) Selenium
17 33 (1.08%) Gradle
18 32 (1.05%) Subversion
19 31 (1.02%) Travis CI
20 26 (0.85%) Cucumber
General
1 418 (13.74%) Finance
2 141 (4.63%) Banking
3 118 (3.88%) Public Sector
4 112 (3.68%) Games
5 68 (2.23%) Marketing
6 49 (1.61%) Law
6 49 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.48%) Retail
8 33 (1.08%) Electronics
9 30 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.69%) Publishing
11 19 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.43%) Automotive
14 12 (0.39%) Advertising
14 12 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.39%) Legal
15 11 (0.36%) Billing
16 10 (0.33%) Front Office
17 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (6.67%) Node.js
2 199 (6.54%) .NET
3 177 (5.82%) Kafka
4 113 (3.71%) Elastic Stack
4 113 (3.71%) Web Services
5 48 (1.58%) Apache Flex
6 43 (1.41%) REST
7 42 (1.38%) React
8 40 (1.31%) YAML
9 36 (1.18%) ASP.NET
10 30 (0.99%) RESTful
11 25 (0.82%) .NET Core
12 21 (0.69%) Spring Boot
13 20 (0.66%) Lambda Expressions
14 19 (0.62%) .NET Framework
15 18 (0.59%) JSON
15 18 (0.59%) Middleware
16 17 (0.56%) AngularJS
16 17 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
17 16 (0.53%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
2 161 (5.29%) Cloud Native
3 114 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 102 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 89 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
6 60 (1.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 51 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 47 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 45 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 24 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.72%) Management Information System
14 21 (0.69%) NHS
15 20 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.66%) Social Network
16 17 (0.56%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.56%) Internet of Things
17 14 (0.46%) Smart Home
18 12 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,435 (47.16%) Linux
2 472 (15.51%) Windows
3 192 (6.31%) Unix
4 160 (5.26%) CentOS
5 146 (4.80%) Windows Server
6 128 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 29 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.82%) Debian
10 16 (0.53%) Android
11 15 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.46%) AIX
12 14 (0.46%) VMS
13 11 (0.36%) Alpine Linux
13 11 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.30%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.30%) zOS
15 6 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.20%) Solaris
16 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,043 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,120 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 992 (32.60%) Infrastructure as Code
4 542 (17.81%) Configuration Management
5 541 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
6 326 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
7 321 (10.55%) Microservices
8 304 (9.99%) Deployment Automation
9 303 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
10 297 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 266 (8.74%) Scrum
11 266 (8.74%) Test Automation
12 259 (8.51%) Fintech
13 215 (7.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 212 (6.97%) Mentoring
15 197 (6.47%) Migration
16 166 (5.46%) Infrastructure Automation
17 165 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
18 160 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
19 135 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,245 (40.91%) Python
2 567 (18.63%) Bash Shell
3 542 (17.81%) PowerShell
4 437 (14.36%) Java
5 394 (12.95%) Go
6 307 (10.09%) Ruby
7 293 (9.63%) SQL
8 291 (9.56%) C#
9 251 (8.25%) JavaScript
10 119 (3.91%) PHP
11 95 (3.12%) Groovy
12 77 (2.53%) TypeScript
13 71 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 66 (2.17%) Perl
15 35 (1.15%) C++
16 32 (1.05%) C
17 14 (0.46%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.43%) Clojure
19 10 (0.33%) Rust
19 10 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 334 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 276 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 130 (4.27%) AWS Certification
4 108 (3.55%) Degree
5 40 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 23 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.39%) RHCE
9 8 (0.26%) PhD
9 8 (0.26%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.099%) MCSA
11 3 (0.099%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.066%) CISM
12 2 (0.066%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.066%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.066%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.033%) CCNA
13 1 (0.033%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (1.58%) QA
2 27 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.56%) GDPR
5 13 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.39%) SLA
7 10 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.20%) SOC 2
10 5 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.16%) EMIR
10 5 (0.16%) MiFID
10 5 (0.16%) PMO
11 1 (0.033%) NIST
11 1 (0.033%) SOC 1
11 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,552 (51.00%) Docker
2 146 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 63 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 55 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (1.22%) vSphere
7 25 (0.82%) Xen
8 7 (0.23%) HDFS
8 7 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.20%) Firmware
10 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.099%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.099%) LXC
11 3 (0.099%) NFS
11 3 (0.099%) pfSense
11 3 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.066%) KVM
12 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,860 (61.12%) Terraform
2 1,672 (54.95%) Kubernetes
3 1,191 (39.14%) Ansible
4 761 (25.01%) Puppet
5 615 (20.21%) Opscode Chef
6 237 (7.79%) Prometheus
7 204 (6.70%) Grafana
8 117 (3.84%) Istio
9 75 (2.46%) Packer
10 64 (2.10%) Nagios
11 53 (1.74%) Consul
12 47 (1.54%) Rancher
13 41 (1.35%) Salt
14 40 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
15 31 (1.02%) Graphite
16 22 (0.72%) CFEngine
17 21 (0.69%) Graylog
18 20 (0.66%) Fortio
18 20 (0.66%) Kiali
19 19 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 283 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 212 (6.97%) VMware
3 182 (5.98%) Google
4 124 (4.07%) SaltStack
5 112 (3.68%) Red Hat
6 71 (2.33%) New Relic
7 65 (2.14%) Oracle
8 63 (2.07%) Splunk
9 55 (1.81%) Atlassian
10 43 (1.41%) Cisco
11 34 (1.12%) SAP
12 23 (0.76%) Dynatrace
13 21 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (0.66%) IBM
15 16 (0.53%) AppDynamics
15 16 (0.53%) Meraki
16 6 (0.20%) Citrix
16 6 (0.20%) Juniper
16 6 (0.20%) Sophos
16 6 (0.20%) Veracode