Period
to 18 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 326 527 543
Rank change year-on-year +201 +16 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 762 396 696
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 618 324 579
10th Percentile £52,200 £55,638 £55,724
25th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
75th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £99,250 £100,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +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 74,339 83,746 129,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.61% 95.23% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,592 68,646 104,846
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 +141 448 £85,000 +3.03% 66
North of England +72 117 £59,250 -5.20% 25
South East +67 78 £70,000 -6.67% 14
Yorkshire +28 62 £65,000 +18.18% 6
South West -3 50 £57,000 -5.00% 9
North West +40 43 £55,000 -15.38% 15
Midlands +28 40 £70,000 +19.66% 9
East Midlands +15 20 £57,500 +0.88% 2
West Midlands +10 20 £70,000 +16.67% 7
East of England +39 18 £72,500 +16.00% 2
North East +8 12 £54,500 +15.96% 4
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 762 (100.00%) DevOps
2 503 (66.01%) Terraform
3 497 (65.22%) AWS
4 437 (57.35%) Kubernetes
5 350 (45.93%) Docker
6 309 (40.55%) Azure
6 309 (40.55%) Linux
7 306 (40.16%) Ansible
8 299 (39.24%) Jenkins
9 298 (39.11%) Python
10 265 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
11 257 (33.73%) Infrastructure as Code
12 146 (19.16%) GCP
13 145 (19.03%) Configuration Management
14 142 (18.64%) Finance
15 140 (18.37%) Serverless
16 133 (17.45%) GitLab
17 129 (16.93%) Java
18 127 (16.67%) Mentoring
19 125 (16.40%) PowerShell
20 124 (16.27%) Bash Shell
21 119 (15.62%) Puppet
22 118 (15.49%) Git (software)
23 116 (15.22%) Microservices
24 115 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
24 115 (15.09%) Social Skills
25 104 (13.65%) Opscode Chef
26 102 (13.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
27 101 (13.25%) AWS CloudFormation
28 100 (13.12%) Windows

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 37 (4.86%) Apache
2 23 (3.02%) IIS
3 20 (2.62%) Confluence
4 17 (2.23%) nginx
5 15 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.84%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.05%) WordPress
8 7 (0.92%) Drupal
9 5 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.52%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.13%) DNN
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 14 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.05%) Magento
3 7 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.52%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 497 (65.22%) AWS
2 309 (40.55%) Azure
3 146 (19.16%) GCP
4 140 (18.37%) Serverless
5 101 (13.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 77 (10.10%) AWS Lambda
7 74 (9.71%) PaaS
8 66 (8.66%) GitHub
9 58 (7.61%) Amazon ECS
10 54 (7.09%) IaaS
11 49 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
12 47 (6.17%) SaaS
13 46 (6.04%) Amazon EKS
14 45 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
15 40 (5.25%) Amazon S3
16 37 (4.86%) OpenShift
17 25 (3.28%) Azure Functions
18 24 (3.15%) Datadog
19 20 (2.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 20 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.15%) DNS
1 24 (3.15%) Firewall
2 17 (2.23%) Internet
3 12 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.31%) HTTP
5 8 (1.05%) AMQP
6 7 (0.92%) SSL
7 6 (0.79%) VPN
8 3 (0.39%) DHCP
8 3 (0.39%) DMZ
8 3 (0.39%) SMS
9 2 (0.26%) FTP
9 2 (0.26%) IPsec
10 1 (0.13%) Broadband
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.13%) SMTP
10 1 (0.13%) SSH
10 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.30%) MySQL
2 43 (5.64%) SQL Server
3 30 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (3.54%) Big Data
5 26 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (3.41%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (1.97%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.97%) Redis
9 12 (1.57%) Blockchain
10 10 (1.31%) GIS
11 8 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.79%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.79%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 299 (39.24%) Jenkins
2 133 (17.45%) GitLab
3 118 (15.49%) Git (software)
4 56 (7.35%) TeamCity
5 50 (6.56%) JIRA
6 46 (6.04%) Bitbucket
7 32 (4.20%) CircleCI
8 25 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (2.89%) GoCD
10 18 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (2.23%) SonarQube
12 16 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (1.84%) Travis CI
15 13 (1.71%) Artifactory
16 9 (1.18%) Maven
17 6 (0.79%) Spinnaker
18 5 (0.66%) Gradle
18 5 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 142 (18.64%) Finance
2 115 (15.09%) Social Skills
3 37 (4.86%) Public Sector
4 34 (4.46%) Banking
5 32 (4.20%) Games
6 29 (3.81%) Marketing
7 24 (3.15%) Electronics
7 24 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 23 (3.02%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (1.71%) Wearables
10 11 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (1.44%) Retail
11 10 (1.31%) Publishing
12 8 (1.05%) Law
12 8 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.92%) Billing
14 6 (0.79%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.58%) Kafka
2 63 (8.27%) .NET
3 59 (7.74%) Node.js
4 44 (5.77%) Web Services
5 33 (4.33%) React
6 32 (4.20%) .NET Core
7 26 (3.41%) Apache Flex
7 26 (3.41%) REST
8 25 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
10 22 (2.89%) .NET Framework
10 22 (2.89%) jQuery
11 20 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (2.36%) CSS
13 15 (1.97%) ASP.NET
13 15 (1.97%) Django
14 14 (1.84%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.31%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.31%) Zuul
16 8 (1.05%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.24%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (7.48%) Cloud Native
3 41 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 29 (3.81%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.84%) N-Tier
7 13 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.71%) Smartphone
8 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.92%) Social Media
12 6 (0.79%) Life Science
12 6 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.66%) Replication
14 4 (0.52%) User Experience
15 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
15 2 (0.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 309 (40.55%) Linux
2 100 (13.12%) Windows
3 45 (5.91%) Unix
4 41 (5.38%) CentOS
5 37 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (4.20%) Windows Server
7 24 (3.15%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.18%) Alpine Linux
8 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.92%) AIX
10 4 (0.52%) Debian
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (100.00%) DevOps
2 265 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (33.73%) Infrastructure as Code
4 145 (19.03%) Configuration Management
5 127 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 116 (15.22%) Microservices
7 115 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (13.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 98 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 95 (12.47%) Test Automation
11 94 (12.34%) Fintech
12 77 (10.10%) Coaching
13 75 (9.84%) Deployment Automation
14 73 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
15 65 (8.53%) Software Engineering
16 62 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 62 (8.14%) Continuous Deployment
17 59 (7.74%) Technical Leadership
18 52 (6.82%) TDD
19 46 (6.04%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 298 (39.11%) Python
2 129 (16.93%) Java
3 125 (16.40%) PowerShell
4 124 (16.27%) Bash Shell
5 93 (12.20%) C#
6 84 (11.02%) Go
7 78 (10.24%) SQL
8 77 (10.10%) JavaScript
9 39 (5.12%) Ruby
10 21 (2.76%) PHP
10 21 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.62%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.71%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.18%) C++
14 8 (1.05%) Clojure
15 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.79%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.66%) Perl
16 5 (0.66%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (8.92%) Security Cleared
2 48 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.04%) Degree
4 12 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.44%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.10%) QA
2 12 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.31%) HIPAA
3 10 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) GRC
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 350 (45.93%) Docker
2 32 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.18%) Xen
6 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.39%) HDFS
7 3 (0.39%) NFS
7 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.39%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 503 (66.01%) Terraform
2 437 (57.35%) Kubernetes
3 306 (40.16%) Ansible
4 119 (15.62%) Puppet
5 104 (13.65%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (5.77%) Istio
7 43 (5.64%) Prometheus
8 31 (4.07%) Grafana
9 15 (1.97%) Nagios
10 11 (1.44%) Packer
11 10 (1.31%) Rancher
11 10 (1.31%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.92%) Salt
13 4 (0.52%) Argo
13 4 (0.52%) Knative
13 4 (0.52%) linkerd
14 3 (0.39%) Graphite
14 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.39%) Opsview
15 2 (0.26%) Mesos
Vendors
1 53 (6.96%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.82%) Google
3 41 (5.38%) Red Hat
4 38 (4.99%) Oracle
5 34 (4.46%) VMware
6 24 (3.15%) SAP
7 23 (3.02%) Splunk
8 14 (1.84%) Nintex
9 13 (1.71%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.18%) Cisco
11 8 (1.05%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.05%) New Relic
12 7 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.66%) Apple
13 5 (0.66%) Citrix
14 4 (0.52%) RedGate
15 3 (0.39%) Dynatrace
16 2 (0.26%) HP
16 2 (0.26%) SendGrid
16 2 (0.26%) Stackify