Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 186 257
Rank change year-on-year +45 +71 +133
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,725 3,235 2,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.39% 1.95% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.03% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,238 2,726 2,279
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 149,935 159,410 177,849
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 95.97% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 121,769 128,665 150,957
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in England

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
London +7 1,978 £70,000 +7.69% 376
North of England +90 664 £52,500 +10.53% 114
South East -1 520 £55,000 - 77
North West +91 352 £52,500 +10.53% 64
Yorkshire +53 233 £55,000 +10.00% 31
South West +53 206 £50,000 -4.76% 29
Midlands +96 169 £55,000 +4.76% 49
East of England +52 169 £57,500 +4.55% 47
West Midlands +80 101 £57,500 +9.52% 26
North East +44 95 £48,500 +7.78% 19
East Midlands +42 68 £52,500 - 22
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 3,725 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,421 (64.99%) Linux
3 2,342 (62.87%) Amazon AWS
4 1,907 (51.19%) Python
5 1,903 (51.09%) Docker
6 1,800 (48.32%) Ansible
7 1,696 (45.53%) Puppet
8 1,541 (41.37%) Jenkins
9 1,366 (36.67%) Opscode Chef
10 1,323 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
11 1,296 (34.79%) Kubernetes
12 1,281 (34.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 1,057 (28.38%) Configuration Management
14 1,050 (28.19%) Bash Shell
15 1,020 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
16 993 (26.66%) Terraform
17 824 (22.12%) Windows
18 811 (21.77%) Java
19 792 (21.26%) Ruby
20 781 (20.97%) Git (software)
21 606 (16.27%) PowerShell
22 570 (15.30%) Finance
23 481 (12.91%) SQL
24 472 (12.67%) Open Source
25 466 (12.51%) AWS CloudFormation
26 451 (12.11%) Google Cloud Platform
27 450 (12.08%) Continuous Delivery
28 403 (10.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
29 399 (10.71%) VMware
30 396 (10.63%) 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
1 230 (6.17%) Apache
2 206 (5.53%) Confluence
3 197 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
4 146 (3.92%) OpenStack
5 143 (3.84%) Tomcat
6 140 (3.76%) IIS
7 100 (2.68%) nginx
8 68 (1.83%) Apache Spark
9 56 (1.50%) JBoss
10 55 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 41 (1.10%) WebLogic
12 31 (0.83%) SharePoint
13 30 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 30 (0.81%) CloudStack
14 24 (0.64%) CMS
15 23 (0.62%) Drupal
16 17 (0.46%) NServiceBus
17 15 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
18 10 (0.27%) WordPress
19 8 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 19 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
2 16 (0.43%) Documaker
3 11 (0.30%) Magento
4 10 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.13%) MetaTrader
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.027%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,342 (62.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1,281 (34.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 466 (12.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 451 (12.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 266 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
6 228 (6.12%) SaaS
7 200 (5.37%) Amazon S3
8 176 (4.72%) IaaS
9 175 (4.70%) Serverless
10 173 (4.64%) GitHub
11 165 (4.43%) PaaS
12 128 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 121 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 114 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
15 106 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
16 83 (2.23%) OpenShift
17 75 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
18 72 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
19 68 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
20 61 (1.64%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 234 (6.28%) Firewall
2 215 (5.77%) DNS
3 179 (4.81%) TCP/IP
4 105 (2.82%) VPN
5 95 (2.55%) SSL
6 81 (2.17%) HTTP
7 78 (2.09%) Internet
8 53 (1.42%) DHCP
9 41 (1.10%) Network Security
10 39 (1.05%) LAN
11 29 (0.78%) SMTP
11 29 (0.78%) SSH
12 28 (0.75%) HTTPS
12 28 (0.75%) OpenVPN
12 28 (0.75%) SAN
13 25 (0.67%) VLAN
14 22 (0.59%) IPsec
15 21 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (0.56%) IMAP
15 21 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (9.34%) MySQL
2 243 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 233 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
4 218 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 207 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 183 (4.91%) Amazon RDS
7 134 (3.60%) Big Data
8 97 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 96 (2.58%) Redis
10 87 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 84 (2.26%) Blockchain
12 74 (1.99%) Hadoop
13 53 (1.42%) Relational Database
14 33 (0.89%) MariaDB
15 31 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
16 30 (0.81%) Neo4j
17 23 (0.62%) DB2
17 23 (0.62%) Oracle Database
18 20 (0.54%) Apache Hive
18 20 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,541 (41.37%) Jenkins
2 781 (20.97%) Git (software)
3 403 (10.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 371 (9.96%) JIRA
5 341 (9.15%) TeamCity
6 210 (5.64%) Maven
7 199 (5.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 183 (4.91%) Vagrant
9 167 (4.48%) Subversion
10 139 (3.73%) Bitbucket
11 124 (3.33%) GitLab
12 119 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 106 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
14 84 (2.26%) Gradle
15 83 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 77 (2.07%) Visual Studio
17 75 (2.01%) Hudson
18 69 (1.85%) Ant
19 66 (1.77%) Travis CI
20 53 (1.42%) SonarQube
General
1 570 (15.30%) Finance
2 178 (4.78%) Retail
3 126 (3.38%) Banking
3 126 (3.38%) Games
4 82 (2.20%) Marketing
5 77 (2.07%) Law
6 70 (1.88%) Advertising
7 51 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 30 (0.81%) Automotive
10 26 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.43%) Back Office
13 15 (0.40%) Legal
14 14 (0.38%) Electronics
15 13 (0.35%) Publishing
16 12 (0.32%) Front Office
17 9 (0.24%) Billing
18 7 (0.19%) French Language
18 7 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (10.34%) Web Services
2 255 (6.85%) .NET
3 252 (6.77%) Node.js
4 148 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
5 122 (3.28%) Kafka
6 80 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
7 78 (2.09%) LAMP
8 66 (1.77%) Spring
9 61 (1.64%) REST
10 57 (1.53%) Middleware
11 55 (1.48%) AngularJS
11 55 (1.48%) HTML
11 55 (1.48%) RESTful
12 53 (1.42%) React
13 44 (1.18%) Java EE
14 40 (1.07%) CSS
14 40 (1.07%) JSON
15 39 (1.05%) YAML
16 33 (0.89%) ActiveMQ
16 33 (0.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 247 (6.63%) Fintech
2 203 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 149 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 127 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 96 (2.58%) Private Cloud
6 94 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
7 84 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
8 77 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 76 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
10 56 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 55 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 44 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 36 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 29 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 29 (0.78%) Wiki
15 25 (0.67%) Clustering
16 22 (0.59%) User Experience
17 21 (0.56%) Blog
17 21 (0.56%) Robotics
18 17 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,421 (64.99%) Linux
2 824 (22.12%) Windows
3 384 (10.31%) Unix
4 304 (8.16%) CentOS
5 236 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 215 (5.77%) Windows Server
7 179 (4.81%) Ubuntu
8 89 (2.39%) Debian
9 55 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (1.26%) Android
12 23 (0.62%) Solaris
13 22 (0.59%) CoreOS
13 22 (0.59%) VMS
14 18 (0.48%) DC/OS
15 17 (0.46%) Fedora
15 17 (0.46%) FreeBSD
16 16 (0.43%) SUSE
17 14 (0.38%) Windows 10
18 12 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,725 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,323 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,057 (28.38%) Configuration Management
4 1,020 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
5 472 (12.67%) Open Source
6 450 (12.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 396 (10.63%) Deployment Automation
8 376 (10.09%) Microservices
9 372 (9.99%) Software Engineering
10 342 (9.18%) Test Automation
11 341 (9.15%) Scrum
12 262 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
13 248 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 214 (5.74%) High Availability
15 192 (5.15%) Mentoring
16 184 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 182 (4.89%) Continuous Deployment
17 182 (4.89%) E-Commerce
18 166 (4.46%) SDLC
19 162 (4.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,907 (51.19%) Python
2 1,050 (28.19%) Bash Shell
3 811 (21.77%) Java
4 792 (21.26%) Ruby
5 606 (16.27%) PowerShell
6 481 (12.91%) SQL
7 389 (10.44%) Perl
8 326 (8.75%) Go
9 311 (8.35%) JavaScript
10 264 (7.09%) C#
11 243 (6.52%) PHP
12 175 (4.70%) C++
13 170 (4.56%) Shell Script
14 72 (1.93%) Scala
15 65 (1.74%) Groovy
16 63 (1.69%) C
17 25 (0.67%) Korn
17 25 (0.67%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.56%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 222 (5.96%) Degree
2 126 (3.38%) AWS Certification
3 79 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 43 (1.15%) RHCE
7 24 (0.64%) RHCSA
8 20 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.30%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.30%) MCSE
11 10 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.24%) CCNA
12 9 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.16%) CISSP
13 6 (0.16%) MCITP
13 6 (0.16%) PhD
14 5 (0.13%) MCSA
15 4 (0.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (5.77%) GCP
2 187 (5.02%) QA
3 26 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.38%) SLA
5 10 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.054%) GDPR
9 2 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 1,903 (51.09%) Docker
2 279 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (5.10%) Active Directory
4 149 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 114 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 85 (2.28%) VirtualBox
7 70 (1.88%) KVM
8 65 (1.74%) vSphere
9 60 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
10 48 (1.29%) Xen
11 38 (1.02%) oVirt
12 32 (0.86%) RHEV
13 25 (0.67%) Samba
13 25 (0.67%) XenServer
14 24 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 24 (0.64%) LXC
15 22 (0.59%) iptables
16 18 (0.48%) NFS
17 12 (0.32%) HDFS
18 9 (0.24%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,800 (48.32%) Ansible
2 1,696 (45.53%) Puppet
3 1,366 (36.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1,296 (34.79%) Kubernetes
5 993 (26.66%) Terraform
6 257 (6.90%) Salt
7 198 (5.32%) Nagios
8 183 (4.91%) Docker Swarm
9 171 (4.59%) Packer
10 146 (3.92%) ZABBIX
11 110 (2.95%) Grafana
12 105 (2.82%) Prometheus
13 83 (2.23%) Kibana
14 79 (2.12%) Graphite
15 69 (1.85%) Consul
16 56 (1.50%) Cobbler
16 56 (1.50%) Rancher
17 45 (1.21%) HAProxy
18 43 (1.15%) Mesos
19 41 (1.10%) Opsview
Vendors
1 399 (10.71%) VMware
2 379 (10.17%) Google
3 367 (9.85%) Red Hat
4 325 (8.72%) Microsoft
5 153 (4.11%) New Relic
6 150 (4.03%) Oracle
7 127 (3.41%) Splunk
8 119 (3.19%) Atlassian
9 74 (1.99%) Cisco
10 63 (1.69%) SaltStack
11 59 (1.58%) IBM
12 50 (1.34%) Citrix
13 46 (1.23%) Trend Micro
14 42 (1.13%) Capita
15 35 (0.94%) AppDynamics
16 28 (0.75%) HP
16 28 (0.75%) PagerDuty
17 25 (0.67%) Perforce
17 25 (0.67%) Rackspace
18 23 (0.62%) SAP