Period
to 20 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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

Senior Development Operations
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 367 497
Rank change year-on-year -40 +130 +128
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 800 354 744
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.78% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.83% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 561 310 590
10th Percentile £61,250 £47,500 £53,807
25th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 97,367 42,827 125,098
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.31% 94.73% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 68,677 35,786 101,635
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in England

Senior DevOps
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DevOps within the England region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 -80 457 £85,000 +3.03% 86
North of England -44 118 £67,500 +11.57% 31
South East -87 97 £80,000 +14.29% 10
North West -43 63 £72,500 +16.00% 15
Midlands -73 56 £72,500 +20.83% 21
South West -63 53 £75,000 +36.36% 10
West Midlands -50 52 £72,500 +3.57% 13
Yorkshire -81 45 £62,500 - 12
East of England -77 12 £72,500 +21.34% 9
North East -30 10 £54,000 +11.34% 4
East Midlands -77 4 - - 8
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, Senior DevOps 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 Senior DevOps in the job title.

1 800 (100.00%) DevOps
2 623 (77.88%) AWS
3 598 (74.75%) Terraform
4 529 (66.13%) Kubernetes
5 509 (63.63%) Docker
6 397 (49.63%) Jenkins
7 394 (49.25%) Azure
8 383 (47.88%) Ansible
9 350 (43.75%) Infrastructure as Code
10 347 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
11 339 (42.38%) Linux
12 333 (41.63%) Python
13 208 (26.00%) GCP
14 201 (25.13%) Configuration Management
15 195 (24.38%) Bash Shell
16 160 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
17 142 (17.75%) Puppet
18 137 (17.13%) AWS CloudFormation
19 131 (16.38%) Finance
20 126 (15.75%) Java
21 124 (15.50%) SDLC
22 121 (15.13%) Security Cleared
23 120 (15.00%) Go
23 120 (15.00%) Serverless
24 118 (14.75%) SC Cleared
25 116 (14.50%) PowerShell
25 116 (14.50%) JIRA
26 112 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
27 110 (13.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
27 110 (13.75%) Social Skills

Senior DevOps 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 22 (2.75%) Apache
1 22 (2.75%) nginx
2 21 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (1.38%) Confluence
4 10 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
5 9 (1.13%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.63%) WordPress
7 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.38%) Drupal
7 3 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.63%) Magento
2 4 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.38%) Summit
4 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 623 (77.88%) AWS
2 394 (49.25%) Azure
3 208 (26.00%) GCP
4 137 (17.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 120 (15.00%) Serverless
6 64 (8.00%) Amazon ECS
7 60 (7.50%) AWS Lambda
7 60 (7.50%) SaaS
8 57 (7.13%) PaaS
9 47 (5.88%) IaaS
10 43 (5.38%) GitHub
11 39 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
12 29 (3.63%) OpenShift
13 25 (3.13%) Amazon S3
14 21 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (1.88%) Route 53
17 14 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (1.75%) AWS CodePipeline
17 14 (1.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.38%) DNS
2 27 (3.38%) Firewall
3 16 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.50%) Internet
5 11 (1.38%) HTTP
6 10 (1.25%) VPN
7 8 (1.00%) AMQP
8 6 (0.75%) IPsec
8 6 (0.75%) SMS
9 4 (0.50%) Broadband
10 3 (0.38%) FTP
10 3 (0.38%) SSL
11 2 (0.25%) DSL
11 2 (0.25%) MQTT
11 2 (0.25%) SMTP
12 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.13%) DHCP
12 1 (0.13%) Network Security
12 1 (0.13%) SSH
12 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (4.63%) MySQL
3 34 (4.25%) Big Data
4 28 (3.50%) Redis
5 26 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 23 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (2.25%) Blockchain
9 14 (1.75%) SQL Server
10 10 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.13%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.88%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.63%) InfluxDB
14 4 (0.50%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.38%) Amazon Aurora
16 2 (0.25%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 397 (49.63%) Jenkins
2 116 (14.50%) JIRA
3 100 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 90 (11.25%) GitLab
5 49 (6.13%) TeamCity
6 24 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (2.88%) Bitbucket
8 21 (2.63%) CircleCI
9 18 (2.25%) GoCD
10 15 (1.88%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.75%) Gatling
11 14 (1.75%) JMeter
11 14 (1.75%) JUnit
11 14 (1.75%) SoapUI
11 14 (1.75%) TestNG
12 13 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.13%) Spinnaker
15 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (0.88%) Travis CI
General
1 131 (16.38%) Finance
2 110 (13.75%) Social Skills
3 33 (4.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 29 (3.63%) Retail
5 27 (3.38%) Banking
6 24 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.75%) Marketing
8 20 (2.50%) Public Sector
9 18 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (2.25%) Retail Banking
10 17 (2.13%) Electronics
10 17 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 17 (2.13%) Wearables
11 15 (1.88%) Games
12 9 (1.13%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.75%) Publishing
14 4 (0.50%) Law
14 4 (0.50%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.13%) Kafka
2 48 (6.00%) .NET
3 46 (5.75%) Node.js
4 34 (4.25%) JSON
5 25 (3.13%) YAML
6 21 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (2.25%) React
8 17 (2.13%) REST
9 16 (2.00%) Django
10 15 (1.88%) Web Services
11 14 (1.75%) .NET Core
12 12 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 12 (1.50%) Spring
12 12 (1.50%) Spring Boot
13 11 (1.38%) Zuul
14 9 (1.13%) ARM Templates
14 9 (1.13%) Vue.js
15 8 (1.00%) Java EE
16 7 (0.88%) LAMP
17 6 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (8.25%) Cloud Native
3 23 (2.88%) Private Cloud
4 20 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.13%) Smartphone
7 15 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.00%) Social Media
12 6 (0.75%) Life Science
13 5 (0.63%) PKI
14 4 (0.50%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
15 3 (0.38%) Online Games
15 3 (0.38%) Over-the-Top Content
15 3 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 339 (42.38%) Linux
2 85 (10.63%) Windows
3 55 (6.88%) Unix
4 25 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 18 (2.25%) CentOS
7 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.50%) Debian
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (100.00%) DevOps
2 350 (43.75%) Infrastructure as Code
3 347 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
4 201 (25.13%) Configuration Management
5 160 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 124 (15.50%) SDLC
7 110 (13.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 100 (12.50%) GitOps
9 95 (11.88%) Service Design
10 93 (11.63%) Mentoring
11 85 (10.63%) Test Automation
12 84 (10.50%) Fintech
13 78 (9.75%) Microservices
14 76 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (7.13%) Software Engineering
16 54 (6.75%) Infrastructure Automation
17 53 (6.63%) Artificial Intelligence
18 43 (5.38%) E-Commerce
19 40 (5.00%) Workflow
20 38 (4.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 333 (41.63%) Python
2 195 (24.38%) Bash Shell
3 126 (15.75%) Java
4 120 (15.00%) Go
5 116 (14.50%) PowerShell
6 69 (8.63%) JavaScript
7 65 (8.13%) Ruby
8 48 (6.00%) C#
8 48 (6.00%) SQL
9 22 (2.75%) PHP
10 17 (2.13%) MATLAB
11 15 (1.88%) Groovy
12 14 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.38%) C++
14 9 (1.13%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.75%) C
15 6 (0.75%) Clojure
16 5 (0.63%) Perl
16 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 118 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.88%) Degree
4 8 (1.00%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.25%) OCP
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.63%) QA
2 14 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 509 (63.63%) Docker
2 21 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.38%) Varnish
5 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.25%) LXC
6 2 (0.25%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Xen
7 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 598 (74.75%) Terraform
2 529 (66.13%) Kubernetes
3 383 (47.88%) Ansible
4 142 (17.75%) Puppet
5 112 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (6.63%) Prometheus
7 23 (2.88%) Grafana
8 16 (2.00%) Nagios
9 14 (1.75%) Mesos
10 11 (1.38%) Istio
11 9 (1.13%) Packer
12 6 (0.75%) Consul
12 6 (0.75%) logstash
13 5 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.63%) Kibana
13 5 (0.63%) Sysdig
14 4 (0.50%) Rancher
15 2 (0.25%) HP Fortify
15 2 (0.25%) Salt
16 1 (0.13%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 84 (10.50%) Google
2 34 (4.25%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.75%) VMware
4 25 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 21 (2.63%) Oracle
6 20 (2.50%) SAP
7 16 (2.00%) Splunk
8 10 (1.25%) Cisco
9 8 (1.00%) LexisNexis
10 6 (0.75%) Apple
10 6 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.63%) Nintex
12 4 (0.50%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.50%) IBM
13 3 (0.38%) SaltStack
14 2 (0.25%) Black Duck
14 2 (0.25%) Dynatrace
14 2 (0.25%) SendGrid
14 2 (0.25%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.25%) Veracode