Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 94 127
Rank change year-on-year +4 +33 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,625 2,051 3,623
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.60% 3.25% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 3.42% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,939 1,737 3,012
10th Percentile £39,181 £43,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £66,459 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +2.24% - +8.33%

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 91,554 59,952 127,571
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.04% 94.92% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 66,023 49,497 104,043
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £28,371
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -14 1,680 £77,500 +3.33% 355
North of England +54 715 £60,000 +4.35% 128
South East -3 472 £65,000 +8.33% 77
North West +54 325 £60,000 -7.69% 73
Yorkshire +32 318 £60,000 +9.09% 36
South West +19 303 £55,000 - 47
Midlands +27 287 £62,500 +13.64% 47
West Midlands +34 221 £65,000 +11.59% 36
North East +17 78 £47,500 - 19
East Midlands -25 63 £50,000 +5.26% 11
East of England -51 60 £57,500 +4.55% 49
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3,625 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,323 (64.08%) Terraform
3 2,258 (62.29%) AWS
4 2,101 (57.96%) Kubernetes
5 1,935 (53.38%) Docker
6 1,645 (45.38%) Azure
7 1,611 (44.44%) Linux
8 1,537 (42.40%) Python
9 1,444 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
10 1,366 (37.68%) Infrastructure as Code
11 1,271 (35.06%) Ansible
12 1,119 (30.87%) Jenkins
13 855 (23.59%) Bash Shell
14 836 (23.06%) Puppet
15 716 (19.75%) PowerShell
16 626 (17.27%) Git (software)
17 619 (17.08%) Configuration Management
18 609 (16.80%) AWS CloudFormation
19 595 (16.41%) GCP
19 595 (16.41%) Opscode Chef
20 538 (14.84%) Java
21 505 (13.93%) Finance
22 504 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
23 503 (13.88%) Go
24 496 (13.68%) Security Cleared
25 488 (13.46%) Social Skills
26 485 (13.38%) Windows
27 459 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
28 423 (11.67%) Serverless
29 419 (11.56%) GitLab

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 76 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
2 66 (1.82%) Apache
3 57 (1.57%) Confluence
4 49 (1.35%) nginx
5 46 (1.27%) IIS
6 29 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 27 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.50%) Traefik
9 18 (0.50%) WordPress
10 13 (0.36%) JBoss
11 12 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
12 9 (0.25%) Drupal
13 8 (0.22%) CMS
13 8 (0.22%) GemFire
14 6 (0.17%) Jupyter
14 6 (0.17%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.17%) WildFly
15 5 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.14%) CloudStack
Applications
1 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.25%) Magento
3 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.17%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.083%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2,258 (62.29%) AWS
2 1,645 (45.38%) Azure
3 609 (16.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 595 (16.41%) GCP
5 423 (11.67%) Serverless
6 269 (7.42%) GitHub
7 231 (6.37%) Amazon EKS
7 231 (6.37%) PaaS
8 229 (6.32%) SaaS
9 227 (6.26%) Amazon ECS
10 211 (5.82%) AWS Lambda
11 202 (5.57%) IaaS
12 166 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
13 142 (3.92%) Pulumi
14 137 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
15 113 (3.12%) Datadog
16 109 (3.01%) OpenShift
17 104 (2.87%) Amazon S3
18 95 (2.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 86 (2.37%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 106 (2.92%) Firewall
2 101 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 90 (2.48%) DNS
4 59 (1.63%) Network Security
5 52 (1.43%) HTTP
6 45 (1.24%) Internet
7 25 (0.69%) VPN
8 22 (0.61%) SSL
9 18 (0.50%) DHCP
10 17 (0.47%) WAN
11 16 (0.44%) Broadband
11 16 (0.44%) LAN
11 16 (0.44%) VLAN
12 12 (0.33%) DMZ
13 11 (0.30%) IPv4
13 11 (0.30%) IPv6
14 10 (0.28%) AMQP
15 7 (0.19%) IPsec
16 6 (0.17%) FTP
16 6 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
2 195 (5.38%) MySQL
3 159 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 135 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 134 (3.70%) Redis
6 127 (3.50%) SQL Server
7 100 (2.76%) MariaDB
8 91 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 85 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
10 74 (2.04%) Big Data
11 67 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 51 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 39 (1.08%) Blockchain
14 38 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 34 (0.94%) Relational Database
16 19 (0.52%) BigQuery
17 16 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.36%) Data Lake
19 12 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
19 12 (0.33%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1,119 (30.87%) Jenkins
2 626 (17.27%) Git (software)
3 419 (11.56%) GitLab
4 256 (7.06%) TeamCity
5 233 (6.43%) JIRA
6 203 (5.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 124 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 124 (3.42%) Bitbucket
8 73 (2.01%) Artifactory
9 68 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 66 (1.82%) CircleCI
11 62 (1.71%) JMeter
12 57 (1.57%) SonarQube
13 53 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 43 (1.19%) Cucumber
15 41 (1.13%) Maven
16 36 (0.99%) Gradle
17 34 (0.94%) Selenium
18 33 (0.91%) Cypress.io
18 33 (0.91%) Vagrant
General
1 505 (13.93%) Finance
2 488 (13.46%) Social Skills
3 139 (3.83%) Public Sector
4 133 (3.67%) Banking
5 80 (2.21%) Retail
6 77 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 70 (1.93%) Marketing
8 66 (1.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 58 (1.60%) Law
10 49 (1.35%) Games
11 46 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (1.21%) Electronics
13 40 (1.10%) Manufacturing
14 22 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.55%) Presentation Skills
16 18 (0.50%) Publishing
17 17 (0.47%) Advertising
17 17 (0.47%) Wearables
18 16 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
19 15 (0.41%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (6.87%) .NET
2 182 (5.02%) Node.js
3 158 (4.36%) Kafka
4 156 (4.30%) Web Services
5 124 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
6 79 (2.18%) OAuth
6 79 (2.18%) OAuth2
7 63 (1.74%) .NET Core
8 62 (1.71%) JSON
9 57 (1.57%) React
10 53 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
10 53 (1.46%) YAML
11 49 (1.35%) REST
12 44 (1.21%) .NET Framework
13 41 (1.13%) LAMP
14 37 (1.02%) RESTful
15 35 (0.97%) Spring
16 29 (0.80%) AngularJS
17 28 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
18 27 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 186 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 149 (4.11%) Cloud Native
3 120 (3.31%) Public Cloud
4 108 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 106 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
6 63 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 51 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 48 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 35 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (0.94%) NHS
11 31 (0.86%) Hedge funds
12 29 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 24 (0.66%) Mobile App
14 23 (0.63%) Algorithms
14 23 (0.63%) Virtual Team
15 22 (0.61%) Internet of Things
16 21 (0.58%) Clustering
16 21 (0.58%) Smart Home
17 19 (0.52%) User Experience
18 18 (0.50%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1,611 (44.44%) Linux
2 485 (13.38%) Windows
3 181 (4.99%) Unix
4 133 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 120 (3.31%) CentOS
6 111 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 32 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (0.77%) Debian
10 19 (0.52%) VMS
11 17 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.25%) Android
13 7 (0.19%) AIX
13 7 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (0.17%) Solaris
15 5 (0.14%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.14%) Fedora
15 5 (0.14%) FreeBSD
15 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,625 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,444 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,366 (37.68%) Infrastructure as Code
4 619 (17.08%) Configuration Management
5 504 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
6 459 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
7 371 (10.23%) Microservices
8 369 (10.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 365 (10.07%) Software Engineering
10 346 (9.54%) Deployment Automation
11 326 (8.99%) Scrum
12 284 (7.83%) Test Automation
13 269 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 266 (7.34%) Fintech
15 231 (6.37%) Continuous Delivery
16 208 (5.74%) SDLC
17 207 (5.71%) Migration
18 174 (4.80%) Load Balancing
19 165 (4.55%) Analytics
20 149 (4.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,537 (42.40%) Python
2 855 (23.59%) Bash Shell
3 716 (19.75%) PowerShell
4 538 (14.84%) Java
5 503 (13.88%) Go
6 362 (9.99%) Ruby
7 357 (9.85%) SQL
8 328 (9.05%) C#
9 265 (7.31%) JavaScript
10 147 (4.06%) PHP
11 133 (3.67%) Groovy
12 100 (2.76%) Shell Script
13 92 (2.54%) TypeScript
14 80 (2.21%) Perl
15 46 (1.27%) C++
16 37 (1.02%) C
17 29 (0.80%) Rust
18 28 (0.77%) VB.NET
19 27 (0.74%) Scala
20 17 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 496 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 403 (11.12%) SC Cleared
3 155 (4.28%) Degree
4 136 (3.75%) AWS Certification
5 32 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 26 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.28%) OCP
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.22%) RHCE
10 8 (0.22%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.11%) MCSA
12 3 (0.083%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.083%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.083%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.083%) PhD
13 2 (0.055%) CISM
13 2 (0.055%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.055%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (2.51%) QA
2 14 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.19%) SLA
6 6 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.028%) NCSC
7 1 (0.028%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,935 (53.38%) Docker
2 108 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 42 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 25 (0.69%) vSphere
7 13 (0.36%) Xen
8 9 (0.25%) HDFS
9 7 (0.19%) LXC
10 6 (0.17%) iptables
11 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.14%) KVM
11 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.11%) Varnish
12 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.083%) Firmware
13 3 (0.083%) NFS
14 2 (0.055%) Gluster
14 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2,323 (64.08%) Terraform
2 2,101 (57.96%) Kubernetes
3 1,271 (35.06%) Ansible
4 836 (23.06%) Puppet
5 595 (16.41%) Opscode Chef
6 277 (7.64%) Prometheus
7 274 (7.56%) Grafana
8 113 (3.12%) Istio
9 61 (1.68%) Nagios
10 59 (1.63%) Packer
11 56 (1.54%) Consul
12 46 (1.27%) Rancher
13 45 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
14 29 (0.80%) Salt
15 27 (0.74%) CFEngine
16 18 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
17 17 (0.47%) Sysdig
18 16 (0.44%) Mesos
19 15 (0.41%) Graphite
19 15 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 293 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 250 (6.90%) Google
3 156 (4.30%) VMware
4 138 (3.81%) SaltStack
5 135 (3.72%) Red Hat
6 101 (2.79%) Oracle
7 77 (2.12%) New Relic
8 68 (1.88%) Splunk
9 48 (1.32%) Atlassian
10 45 (1.24%) SAP
11 31 (0.86%) IBM
12 28 (0.77%) Cisco
13 17 (0.47%) Dynatrace
14 15 (0.41%) AppDynamics
14 15 (0.41%) F5
15 13 (0.36%) LexisNexis
16 12 (0.33%) Okta
17 11 (0.30%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.30%) Veracode
18 10 (0.28%) Meraki