Period
to 15 October 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 75 131
Rank change year-on-year -24 +56 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,620 1,761 3,399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.29% 4.00% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 4.21% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,839 1,511 2,785
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £52,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +8.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £93,750
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +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 100,317 41,803 121,677
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 94.88% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 70,611 35,270 99,126
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £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 15 October 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 October 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 -49 1,742 £80,000 +10.34% 401
North of England +5 682 £60,000 +4.35% 104
South East 0 488 £65,000 +8.33% 92
North West +12 322 £60,000 - 56
Yorkshire -14 279 £60,000 +4.35% 34
South West -27 265 £57,500 +9.52% 37
Midlands -21 261 £62,500 +8.70% 58
West Midlands -12 214 £65,000 +8.33% 39
North East +14 88 £47,500 - 14
East of England -88 81 £60,000 +14.29% 49
East Midlands -46 47 £55,000 +15.79% 19
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 3,620 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,339 (64.61%) AWS
3 2,327 (64.28%) Terraform
4 2,141 (59.14%) Kubernetes
5 1,936 (53.48%) Docker
6 1,590 (43.92%) Python
7 1,568 (43.31%) Azure
8 1,483 (40.97%) Infrastructure as Code
9 1,454 (40.17%) Linux
10 1,367 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
11 1,188 (32.82%) Jenkins
12 1,164 (32.15%) Ansible
13 896 (24.75%) Bash Shell
14 820 (22.65%) Puppet
15 697 (19.25%) PowerShell
16 654 (18.07%) Configuration Management
17 653 (18.04%) AWS CloudFormation
18 648 (17.90%) GCP
19 618 (17.07%) Java
20 608 (16.80%) Git (software)
21 595 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
22 543 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
23 531 (14.67%) Finance
24 501 (13.84%) Go
25 491 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
26 480 (13.26%) Social Skills
27 449 (12.40%) Serverless
28 416 (11.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
29 415 (11.46%) Security Cleared
30 410 (11.33%) Windows

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 67 (1.85%) Confluence
2 64 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (1.66%) Apache
4 57 (1.57%) nginx
5 47 (1.30%) IIS
6 43 (1.19%) Tomcat
7 25 (0.69%) JBoss
8 24 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 20 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 19 (0.52%) Traefik
10 19 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 18 (0.50%) WordPress
12 13 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.22%) Drupal
13 8 (0.22%) GemFire
13 8 (0.22%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.19%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.14%) WildFly
16 4 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.17%) Magento
2 4 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.083%) Summit
4 2 (0.055%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,339 (64.61%) AWS
2 1,568 (43.31%) Azure
3 653 (18.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 648 (17.90%) GCP
5 449 (12.40%) Serverless
6 279 (7.71%) GitHub
7 259 (7.15%) Amazon ECS
8 229 (6.33%) SaaS
9 212 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
10 198 (5.47%) Amazon EKS
11 192 (5.30%) PaaS
12 178 (4.92%) IaaS
13 164 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
14 136 (3.76%) Pulumi
15 131 (3.62%) Amazon S3
16 118 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
17 110 (3.04%) OpenShift
18 98 (2.71%) Datadog
18 98 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 90 (2.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 138 (3.81%) Firewall
2 128 (3.54%) DNS
3 110 (3.04%) TCP/IP
4 71 (1.96%) Network Security
5 60 (1.66%) HTTP
6 51 (1.41%) VPN
7 49 (1.35%) Internet
8 24 (0.66%) IPv6
9 20 (0.55%) DHCP
10 19 (0.52%) WAN
11 17 (0.47%) LAN
12 16 (0.44%) Broadband
12 16 (0.44%) IPv4
13 13 (0.36%) SSL
14 8 (0.22%) AMQP
14 8 (0.22%) NAS
14 8 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (0.22%) VLAN
15 7 (0.19%) IPsec
15 7 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (6.66%) MySQL
2 231 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 149 (4.12%) MongoDB
4 135 (3.73%) Redis
5 114 (3.15%) NoSQL
6 105 (2.90%) SQL Server
7 87 (2.40%) MariaDB
8 83 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
9 81 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 74 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 66 (1.82%) Big Data
12 48 (1.33%) Relational Database
13 45 (1.24%) Hadoop
14 37 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (0.83%) Blockchain
16 25 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
17 20 (0.55%) BigQuery
18 18 (0.50%) MarkLogic
19 17 (0.47%) Data Lake
20 16 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 1,188 (32.82%) Jenkins
2 608 (16.80%) Git (software)
3 374 (10.33%) GitLab
4 279 (7.71%) JIRA
5 245 (6.77%) TeamCity
6 176 (4.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 145 (4.01%) Bitbucket
8 136 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 110 (3.04%) Artifactory
10 72 (1.99%) JMeter
11 59 (1.63%) CircleCI
11 59 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 54 (1.49%) SonarQube
13 45 (1.24%) Maven
13 45 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
14 39 (1.08%) Cucumber
15 35 (0.97%) Gradle
15 35 (0.97%) Selenium
16 31 (0.86%) Subversion
17 30 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 531 (14.67%) Finance
2 480 (13.26%) Social Skills
3 111 (3.07%) Retail
4 108 (2.98%) Banking
5 100 (2.76%) Public Sector
6 67 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 65 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (1.80%) Law
8 58 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 47 (1.30%) Games
10 40 (1.10%) Marketing
11 35 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 27 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
13 26 (0.72%) Electronics
14 24 (0.66%) Retail Finance
15 22 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 18 (0.50%) Presentation Skills
17 18 (0.50%) Publishing
18 17 (0.47%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (6.27%) .NET
2 219 (6.05%) Web Services
3 175 (4.83%) ARM Templates
4 169 (4.67%) Kafka
5 156 (4.31%) Node.js
6 125 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
7 81 (2.24%) OAuth
8 80 (2.21%) OAuth2
9 71 (1.96%) JSON
10 64 (1.77%) YAML
11 59 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
12 58 (1.60%) .NET Core
13 48 (1.33%) React
14 47 (1.30%) Spring
15 44 (1.22%) LAMP
16 42 (1.16%) .NET Framework
17 36 (0.99%) REST
18 35 (0.97%) RESTful
19 32 (0.88%) Velocity
20 31 (0.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 216 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
2 171 (4.72%) Cloud Native
3 127 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 90 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
5 72 (1.99%) Enterprise Cloud
6 68 (1.88%) Private Cloud
7 41 (1.13%) Data Centre
8 35 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (0.86%) Hedge funds
10 29 (0.80%) NHS
10 29 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 23 (0.64%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.55%) Cyberattack
14 19 (0.52%) Algorithms
14 19 (0.52%) Clustering
15 18 (0.50%) e-Learning
15 18 (0.50%) User Experience
16 17 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,454 (40.17%) Linux
2 410 (11.33%) Windows
3 171 (4.72%) Unix
4 109 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 100 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 86 (2.38%) CentOS
7 39 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 33 (0.91%) Debian
9 18 (0.50%) VMS
9 18 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.28%) Fedora
12 8 (0.22%) Android
13 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.14%) AIX
14 5 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.11%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.083%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.083%) Solaris
16 3 (0.083%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,620 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,483 (40.97%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1,367 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 654 (18.07%) Configuration Management
5 543 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 491 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
7 416 (11.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 395 (10.91%) Deployment Automation
9 380 (10.50%) Microservices
10 370 (10.22%) Software Engineering
11 321 (8.87%) Scrum
12 243 (6.71%) Fintech
13 238 (6.57%) Test Automation
14 231 (6.38%) SDLC
15 214 (5.91%) Migration
16 192 (5.30%) Mentoring
17 182 (5.03%) Load Balancing
18 163 (4.50%) Analytics
19 147 (4.06%) Open Source
20 132 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,590 (43.92%) Python
2 896 (24.75%) Bash Shell
3 697 (19.25%) PowerShell
4 618 (17.07%) Java
5 501 (13.84%) Go
6 382 (10.55%) Ruby
7 335 (9.25%) SQL
8 319 (8.81%) C#
9 228 (6.30%) JavaScript
10 148 (4.09%) PHP
11 133 (3.67%) Groovy
11 133 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 92 (2.54%) Perl
13 90 (2.49%) TypeScript
14 37 (1.02%) C++
15 35 (0.97%) Scala
16 29 (0.80%) C
17 24 (0.66%) Rust
18 21 (0.58%) R
19 20 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 415 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 339 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 143 (3.95%) Degree
4 136 (3.76%) AWS Certification
5 19 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.36%) OCP
8 13 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.083%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.083%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.083%) MCSA
11 1 (0.028%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.028%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.028%) MCSE
11 1 (0.028%) RHCE
11 1 (0.028%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.23%) QA
2 30 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.14%) SLA
5 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.028%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.028%) EMIR
6 1 (0.028%) MiFID
6 1 (0.028%) NCSC
6 1 (0.028%) PMO
System Software
1 1,936 (53.48%) Docker
2 81 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 49 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.55%) Varnish
6 17 (0.47%) vSphere
7 13 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.28%) HDFS
9 9 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.19%) LXC
12 5 (0.14%) iptables
12 5 (0.14%) KVM
13 4 (0.11%) Xen
14 3 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.055%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.028%) Firmware
16 1 (0.028%) Gluster
16 1 (0.028%) NFS
16 1 (0.028%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2,327 (64.28%) Terraform
2 2,141 (59.14%) Kubernetes
3 1,164 (32.15%) Ansible
4 820 (22.65%) Puppet
5 595 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
6 305 (8.43%) Grafana
7 284 (7.85%) Prometheus
8 54 (1.49%) Istio
9 53 (1.46%) Nagios
10 50 (1.38%) Packer
11 44 (1.22%) Rancher
12 42 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
13 38 (1.05%) Consul
14 28 (0.77%) CFEngine
15 25 (0.69%) Salt
16 22 (0.61%) Mesos
17 18 (0.50%) Cobbler
17 18 (0.50%) HAProxy
17 18 (0.50%) Icinga
18 17 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 302 (8.34%) Google
2 261 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 161 (4.45%) SaltStack
4 123 (3.40%) VMware
5 113 (3.12%) Red Hat
6 97 (2.68%) Oracle
7 86 (2.38%) Splunk
8 73 (2.02%) New Relic
9 45 (1.24%) Atlassian
10 32 (0.88%) SAP
11 25 (0.69%) AppDynamics
12 21 (0.58%) IBM
12 21 (0.58%) LexisNexis
13 20 (0.55%) Cisco
14 14 (0.39%) F5
15 13 (0.36%) Databricks
15 13 (0.36%) Dynatrace
16 12 (0.33%) Okta
16 12 (0.33%) ServiceNow
17 10 (0.28%) Veracode