Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 53 89
Rank change year-on-year -48 +36 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,741 974 1,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.46% 5.03% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 5.38% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,437 819 1,602
10th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £50,075
25th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £92,500 £86,625 £86,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +8.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 45,031 18,104 51,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.47% 93.51% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30,951 15,348 42,772
10th Percentile £41,222 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in London

DevOps Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London -17 364 £82,500 +10.00% 111
South London -11 58 £72,500 - 12
West London -52 39 £72,500 +11.54% 41
East London -16 14 £75,000 +15.38% 29
North London - 3 £110,000 - 4
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 1,741 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,218 (69.96%) AWS
3 1,134 (65.13%) Terraform
4 1,047 (60.14%) Kubernetes
5 987 (56.69%) Docker
6 921 (52.90%) Python
7 763 (43.83%) Infrastructure as Code
8 656 (37.68%) Jenkins
9 646 (37.11%) Azure
10 573 (32.91%) Linux
11 565 (32.45%) Ansible
12 444 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
13 430 (24.70%) GCP
14 409 (23.49%) Bash Shell
15 359 (20.62%) Finance
16 344 (19.76%) Java
17 340 (19.53%) Serverless
18 303 (17.40%) Social Skills
19 295 (16.94%) AWS CloudFormation
20 287 (16.48%) Configuration Management
21 276 (15.85%) Puppet
22 265 (15.22%) Go
23 262 (15.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
24 258 (14.82%) PowerShell
25 253 (14.53%) Microservices
26 232 (13.33%) Git (software)
27 220 (12.64%) GitLab
28 199 (11.43%) Prometheus
29 190 (10.91%) Google
30 181 (10.40%) Fintech

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 42 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (2.35%) nginx
3 26 (1.49%) Confluence
4 23 (1.32%) Apache
5 18 (1.03%) Apache Solr
6 13 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.46%) IIS
8 8 (0.46%) Traefik
8 8 (0.46%) WordPress
9 6 (0.34%) Drupal
10 5 (0.29%) JBoss
10 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Pulsar
12 3 (0.17%) CMS
12 3 (0.17%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Magento
2 4 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,218 (69.96%) AWS
2 646 (37.11%) Azure
3 430 (24.70%) GCP
4 340 (19.53%) Serverless
5 295 (16.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 177 (10.17%) Amazon ECS
7 161 (9.25%) GitHub
8 137 (7.87%) AWS Lambda
9 120 (6.89%) SaaS
10 114 (6.55%) Amazon EC2
11 106 (6.09%) PaaS
12 88 (5.05%) IaaS
13 87 (5.00%) Amazon S3
14 74 (4.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 73 (4.19%) Amazon EKS
16 42 (2.41%) OpenShift
17 40 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 36 (2.07%) GitHub Actions
19 35 (2.01%) Route 53
20 34 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.96%) DNS
2 67 (3.85%) Firewall
3 43 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.35%) VPN
5 32 (1.84%) HTTP
6 30 (1.72%) Network Security
7 19 (1.09%) Internet
8 12 (0.69%) WAN
9 11 (0.63%) SSL
10 10 (0.57%) Broadband
10 10 (0.57%) LAN
11 8 (0.46%) NAS
11 8 (0.46%) VLAN
12 6 (0.34%) DHCP
12 6 (0.34%) SMS
13 5 (0.29%) IPsec
13 5 (0.29%) SMTP
14 4 (0.23%) FTP
14 4 (0.23%) IPv4
15 3 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
2 84 (4.82%) MySQL
3 58 (3.33%) Redis
4 57 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 55 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
6 50 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 49 (2.81%) Big Data
8 41 (2.35%) SQL Server
9 32 (1.84%) MongoDB
10 26 (1.49%) Blockchain
11 20 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
12 18 (1.03%) MarkLogic
13 17 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.63%) MariaDB
17 10 (0.57%) Amazon Aurora
17 10 (0.57%) Data Lake
17 10 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 656 (37.68%) Jenkins
2 232 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 220 (12.64%) GitLab
4 141 (8.10%) TeamCity
5 106 (6.09%) JIRA
6 97 (5.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 84 (4.82%) Artifactory
8 83 (4.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 46 (2.64%) Bitbucket
10 44 (2.53%) CircleCI
11 26 (1.49%) Gradle
11 26 (1.49%) Maven
12 22 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.21%) Subversion
14 20 (1.15%) JUnit
15 19 (1.09%) Gatling
15 19 (1.09%) GoCD
16 17 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
16 17 (0.98%) Terragrunt
16 17 (0.98%) Travis CI
General
1 359 (20.62%) Finance
2 303 (17.40%) Social Skills
3 71 (4.08%) Banking
4 69 (3.96%) Retail
5 60 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.78%) Games
9 24 (1.38%) Retail Finance
10 23 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
11 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.15%) Marketing
11 20 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 16 (0.92%) Electronics
12 16 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 16 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.75%) Publishing
14 11 (0.63%) Advertising
14 11 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
14 11 (0.63%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (8.44%) Web Services
2 100 (5.74%) Kafka
3 85 (4.88%) Node.js
4 79 (4.54%) .NET
5 75 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
6 40 (2.30%) JSON
6 40 (2.30%) YAML
7 33 (1.90%) Spring
8 26 (1.49%) Django
8 26 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
9 23 (1.32%) JMX
9 23 (1.32%) Spring Boot
10 20 (1.15%) ARM Templates
11 18 (1.03%) .NET Core
11 18 (1.03%) Vue.js
12 17 (0.98%) React
13 15 (0.86%) LEMP Stack
14 14 (0.80%) JMS
15 12 (0.69%) LAMP
15 12 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
2 106 (6.09%) Cloud Native
3 64 (3.68%) Public Cloud
4 43 (2.47%) Private Cloud
5 27 (1.55%) Hedge funds
6 25 (1.44%) NHS
7 22 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.09%) Clustering
10 16 (0.92%) Data Centre
10 16 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.57%) Legacy Code
14 9 (0.52%) CMDB
14 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.46%) PKI
15 8 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
16 7 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 573 (32.91%) Linux
2 172 (9.88%) Windows
3 98 (5.63%) Unix
4 42 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.49%) CentOS
7 18 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.86%) Debian
9 14 (0.80%) VMS
10 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.23%) FreeBSD
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Android
14 1 (0.057%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.057%) Solaris
14 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,741 (100.00%) DevOps
2 763 (43.83%) Infrastructure as Code
3 444 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
4 287 (16.48%) Configuration Management
5 262 (15.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 253 (14.53%) Microservices
7 181 (10.40%) Fintech
8 170 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 167 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
10 162 (9.30%) Deployment Automation
10 162 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 106 (6.09%) SDLC
12 105 (6.03%) Observability
13 100 (5.74%) Asset Management
14 99 (5.69%) Test Automation
15 88 (5.05%) Scrum
16 87 (5.00%) Workflow
17 80 (4.60%) Migration
18 78 (4.48%) Data Science
19 75 (4.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 921 (52.90%) Python
2 409 (23.49%) Bash Shell
3 344 (19.76%) Java
4 265 (15.22%) Go
5 258 (14.82%) PowerShell
6 152 (8.73%) Ruby
7 127 (7.29%) SQL
8 121 (6.95%) C#
9 85 (4.88%) JavaScript
10 45 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 43 (2.47%) Perl
12 36 (2.07%) PHP
13 34 (1.95%) Scala
14 32 (1.84%) Groovy
15 24 (1.38%) Rust
16 23 (1.32%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.03%) C++
18 16 (0.92%) Kotlin
18 16 (0.92%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.46%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 90 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.04%) AWS Certification
4 38 (2.18%) Degree
5 9 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.057%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.057%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.057%) OCP
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.057%) RHCE
6 1 (0.057%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.79%) QA
2 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.057%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.057%) EMIR
4 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 987 (56.69%) Docker
2 30 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (1.15%) Varnish
5 17 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.46%) vSphere
8 5 (0.29%) iptables
9 4 (0.23%) LXC
9 4 (0.23%) Xen
10 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.11%) HDFS
12 1 (0.057%) KVM
12 1 (0.057%) NFS
12 1 (0.057%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1,134 (65.13%) Terraform
2 1,047 (60.14%) Kubernetes
3 565 (32.45%) Ansible
4 276 (15.85%) Puppet
5 199 (11.43%) Prometheus
6 169 (9.71%) Grafana
7 164 (9.42%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (1.95%) Nagios
9 27 (1.55%) Consul
10 23 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
11 22 (1.26%) Salt
12 21 (1.21%) Mesos
12 21 (1.21%) Packer
13 17 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (0.98%) Istio
13 17 (0.98%) Rancher
14 10 (0.57%) Sysdig
15 9 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.52%) Kibana
16 8 (0.46%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 190 (10.91%) Google
2 91 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 52 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 41 (2.35%) Splunk
5 30 (1.72%) Oracle
6 25 (1.44%) VMware
7 17 (0.98%) LexisNexis
8 16 (0.92%) SAP
9 14 (0.80%) AppDynamics
10 13 (0.75%) SaltStack
11 12 (0.69%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.63%) New Relic
12 11 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.46%) Databricks
14 7 (0.40%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.40%) Veracode
15 6 (0.34%) IBM
16 5 (0.29%) TOWER Software
17 4 (0.23%) Dynatrace
18 3 (0.17%) Alibaba