Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 258 287 535
Rank change year-on-year +29 +248 +175
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 1,501 490 642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.08% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.16% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 824 439 482
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
25th Percentile £64,250 £56,250 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £68,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% +11.11%
75th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £106,250 £114,750
UK median annual salary £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +11.11%

Site Reliability Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 105,100 42,341 116,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.30% 93.16% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70,554 35,637 93,985
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,650 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Site Reliability Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in England

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering in England.

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineering in England

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in England

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering within the England region over the 6 months to 27 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 -31 782 £85,000 +13.33% 145
South East +44 319 £70,000 +7.69% 22
North of England -29 143 £68,750 +5.77% 31
South West -19 119 £62,500 - 5
North West -38 72 £75,000 +15.38% 11
Midlands -95 60 £68,250 +18.70% 10
Yorkshire -80 48 £67,500 +3.85% 15
West Midlands -80 37 £75,000 +30.43% 8
North East -8 23 £80,000 +82.86% 5
East Midlands - 23 £65,000 - 2
East of England -81 22 £57,500 -8.00% 6
Site Reliability Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering.

1 1,134 (75.55%) DevOps
2 948 (63.16%) AWS
3 872 (58.09%) Python
4 695 (46.30%) Kubernetes
5 675 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
6 655 (43.64%) Terraform
7 615 (40.97%) Java
8 612 (40.77%) Docker
9 545 (36.31%) Azure
10 538 (35.84%) Linux
11 479 (31.91%) Ansible
12 477 (31.78%) Software Engineering
13 405 (26.98%) Jenkins
13 405 (26.98%) Infrastructure as Code
14 393 (26.18%) Finance
15 384 (25.58%) Microservices
16 351 (23.38%) GCP
17 336 (22.39%) Go
18 320 (21.32%) Git (software)
19 305 (20.32%) Social Skills
20 297 (19.79%) Bash Shell
21 281 (18.72%) Degree
22 266 (17.72%) Serverless
23 260 (17.32%) Computer Science
24 254 (16.92%) Kafka
25 250 (16.66%) Scrum
26 225 (14.99%) Puppet
27 223 (14.86%) Grafana
28 219 (14.59%) Node.js
29 213 (14.19%) GitHub

Site Reliability Engineering
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
1 118 (7.86%) GemFire
2 97 (6.46%) Apache Spark
3 93 (6.20%) Apache
4 92 (6.13%) Confluence
5 83 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
6 52 (3.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (1.40%) nginx
8 19 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.20%) JBoss
9 18 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.00%) Apache Pulsar
11 11 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.27%) CMS
12 4 (0.27%) Drupal
12 4 (0.27%) WordPress
13 3 (0.20%) Tornado
14 2 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.13%) Traefik
14 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.067%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (0.33%) Fireworks
1 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.27%) InVision
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.067%) Figma
4 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Magento
2 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 948 (63.16%) AWS
2 545 (36.31%) Azure
3 351 (23.38%) GCP
4 266 (17.72%) Serverless
5 213 (14.19%) GitHub
6 126 (8.39%) Amazon ECS
7 105 (7.00%) SaaS
8 96 (6.40%) AWS Lambda
8 96 (6.40%) PaaS
9 95 (6.33%) Cloud Computing
10 88 (5.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 68 (4.53%) Amazon Kinesis
12 55 (3.66%) OpenShift
13 53 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
14 50 (3.33%) Amazon S3
15 47 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 44 (2.93%) Amazon EKS
17 42 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
18 34 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
19 28 (1.87%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 95 (6.33%) Firewall
2 72 (4.80%) Internet
3 66 (4.40%) VPN
4 60 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 46 (3.06%) DNS
6 43 (2.86%) HTTP
7 38 (2.53%) Broadband
8 32 (2.13%) IPv4
8 32 (2.13%) VLAN
9 31 (2.07%) Calico
10 28 (1.87%) OSPF
11 20 (1.33%) IPsec
12 18 (1.20%) Network Security
13 14 (0.93%) BGP
14 10 (0.67%) 5G
15 8 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
16 7 (0.47%) SAN
16 7 (0.47%) SD-WAN
16 7 (0.47%) VSAN
17 6 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (13.46%) Big Data
2 165 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
3 148 (9.86%) Redis
4 134 (8.93%) NoSQL
5 87 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 85 (5.66%) HBase
7 83 (5.53%) MariaDB
8 66 (4.40%) MySQL
9 49 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 35 (2.33%) MongoDB
11 33 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (2.13%) SQL Server
13 25 (1.67%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.33%) OLTP
16 19 (1.27%) Apache Accumulo
17 18 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
18 10 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.67%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 405 (26.98%) Jenkins
2 320 (21.32%) Git (software)
3 188 (12.52%) GitLab
4 162 (10.79%) Cucumber
5 153 (10.19%) JIRA
6 143 (9.53%) Artifactory
7 129 (8.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 124 (8.26%) Gradle
9 117 (7.79%) Protractor
10 112 (7.46%) Cypress.io
11 106 (7.06%) JUnit
12 98 (6.53%) SonarQube
13 88 (5.86%) Storybook
14 86 (5.73%) IntelliJ
15 85 (5.66%) Eclipse
16 83 (5.53%) Mockito
17 64 (4.26%) Selenium
18 52 (3.46%) TeamCity
19 46 (3.06%) Subversion
20 44 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 393 (26.18%) Finance
2 305 (20.32%) Social Skills
3 184 (12.26%) Banking
4 162 (10.79%) Law
5 161 (10.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 61 (4.06%) Legal
7 40 (2.66%) Games
8 34 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (1.93%) Retail
10 18 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.87%) Advertising
13 11 (0.73%) Public Speaking
14 10 (0.67%) Billing
14 10 (0.67%) Front Office
14 10 (0.67%) Marketing
15 9 (0.60%) Public Sector
16 7 (0.47%) International Banking
17 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 554 (36.91%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 451 (30.05%) Site Engineer
3 417 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 242 (16.12%) Software Engineer
5 130 (8.66%) Senior Software Engineer
6 123 (8.19%) Cloud Engineer
7 101 (6.73%) Senior DevOps
8 96 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
9 93 (6.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 75 (5.00%) Developer
11 72 (4.80%) AWS DevOps
11 72 (4.80%) Lead Software Engineer
12 63 (4.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 55 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
14 54 (3.60%) Platform Engineer
15 48 (3.20%) Principal Engineer
16 45 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
17 33 (2.20%) Architect
18 31 (2.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 31 (2.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (16.92%) Kafka
2 219 (14.59%) Node.js
3 173 (11.53%) React
4 166 (11.06%) Web Services
5 148 (9.86%) Spring
6 135 (8.99%) Elastic Stack
7 131 (8.73%) AngularJS
8 113 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
9 111 (7.40%) .NET
9 111 (7.40%) CSS
9 111 (7.40%) RESTful
10 109 (7.26%) WireMock
11 102 (6.80%) Redux
12 95 (6.33%) JSON
13 88 (5.86%) Express
14 86 (5.73%) Tailwind CSS
14 86 (5.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 84 (5.60%) LAMP
15 84 (5.60%) Play Framework
15 84 (5.60%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 131 (8.73%) Self-Motivation
2 120 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
3 113 (7.53%) User Experience
4 104 (6.93%) Cloud Native
5 91 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
6 84 (5.60%) Algorithms
7 82 (5.46%) Public Cloud
8 59 (3.93%) Mobile App
9 56 (3.73%) Data Structures
10 54 (3.60%) Cyberattack
11 39 (2.60%) Virtual Team
12 38 (2.53%) Social Media
13 29 (1.93%) Clustering
13 29 (1.93%) Internet of Things
14 26 (1.73%) Management Information System
15 24 (1.60%) Data Centre
16 22 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
17 21 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
18 20 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
19 16 (1.07%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 538 (35.84%) Linux
2 211 (14.06%) Unix
3 166 (11.06%) Windows
4 63 (4.20%) CentOS
5 57 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (2.86%) Android
6 43 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 42 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (0.87%) Fedora
10 9 (0.60%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.40%) Debian
12 5 (0.33%) Solaris
13 3 (0.20%) AIX
13 3 (0.20%) SUSE
14 1 (0.067%) VMS
14 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.067%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,134 (75.55%) DevOps
2 675 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (31.78%) Software Engineering
4 405 (26.98%) Infrastructure as Code
5 384 (25.58%) Microservices
6 260 (17.32%) Computer Science
7 250 (16.66%) Scrum
8 212 (14.12%) Open Source
9 206 (13.72%) DevSecOps
10 200 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
11 193 (12.86%) Test Automation
12 190 (12.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 183 (12.19%) Configuration Management
14 176 (11.73%) Deployment Automation
14 176 (11.73%) Full Stack Development
15 172 (11.46%) OO
16 168 (11.19%) Mentoring
17 166 (11.06%) TDD
18 159 (10.59%) Analytics
18 159 (10.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 872 (58.09%) Python
2 615 (40.97%) Java
3 336 (22.39%) Go
4 297 (19.79%) Bash Shell
5 163 (10.86%) JavaScript
6 155 (10.33%) C#
7 147 (9.79%) PowerShell
8 139 (9.26%) Shell Script
9 112 (7.46%) Ruby
9 112 (7.46%) SQL
10 111 (7.40%) C++
11 100 (6.66%) C
12 93 (6.20%) Groovy
13 62 (4.13%) PHP
14 38 (2.53%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.73%) Rust
16 24 (1.60%) R
17 20 (1.33%) Perl
18 18 (1.20%) C-shell
19 14 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 281 (18.72%) Degree
2 110 (7.33%) OCP
2 110 (7.33%) Oracle Certification
3 53 (3.53%) HND
4 30 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.53%) AWS Certification
6 15 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.87%) GIAC
7 13 (0.87%) RHCE
8 11 (0.73%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.33%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.13%) MBA
11 1 (0.067%) CEH
11 1 (0.067%) CWAP
11 1 (0.067%) CWNA
11 1 (0.067%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.067%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.067%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.067%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.20%) SLA
2 39 (2.60%) QA
3 15 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.40%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) GDPR
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.067%) GRC
8 1 (0.067%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 612 (40.77%) Docker
2 145 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.60%) HDFS
4 40 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.80%) Active Directory
7 11 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.73%) ISA Server
8 10 (0.67%) Ceph
9 7 (0.47%) KVM
10 6 (0.40%) LXC
11 4 (0.27%) NFS
11 4 (0.27%) vCloud
11 4 (0.27%) Xen
12 3 (0.20%) Firmware
13 2 (0.13%) vSphere
14 1 (0.067%) Gluster
14 1 (0.067%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.067%) iptables
14 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 695 (46.30%) Kubernetes
2 655 (43.64%) Terraform
3 479 (31.91%) Ansible
4 225 (14.99%) Puppet
5 223 (14.86%) Grafana
6 204 (13.59%) Prometheus
7 127 (8.46%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (2.40%) Graphite
9 35 (2.33%) Nagios
10 33 (2.20%) Mesos
11 31 (2.07%) Kibana
12 28 (1.87%) Salt
13 15 (1.00%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.87%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
15 12 (0.80%) Istio
16 11 (0.73%) Icinga
17 10 (0.67%) Rancher
18 7 (0.47%) vCenter Server
19 5 (0.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 155 (10.33%) VMware
2 116 (7.73%) Google
3 86 (5.73%) Okta
4 85 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 74 (4.93%) Red Hat
6 73 (4.86%) Oracle
7 72 (4.80%) Splunk
8 37 (2.47%) IBM
9 34 (2.27%) New Relic
10 25 (1.67%) AppDynamics
11 22 (1.47%) PayPal
12 18 (1.20%) LexisNexis
13 17 (1.13%) SAP
14 15 (1.00%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.00%) Dynatrace
15 12 (0.80%) SaltStack
16 10 (0.67%) Cisco
16 10 (0.67%) ServiceNow
17 9 (0.60%) F5
18 7 (0.47%) Veritas