Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 342 554
Rank change year-on-year -88 +212 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 304 154 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.76% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.81% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 265 136 163
10th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
25th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £79,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.92% -12.22% +20.00%
75th Percentile £108,750 £98,750 £111,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £125,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £66,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +20.30% -11.33% +9.09%

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 43,883 19,044 52,882
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.39% 93.45% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30,147 15,966 43,534
10th Percentile £40,250 £41,875 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £106,250 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Site Reliability Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineer in London

Site Reliability Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineer in London

Site Reliability Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineer in London

Site Reliability 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 Site Reliability Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London -44 47 £85,000 +33.33% 22
West London -64 4 £75,000 - 8
East London -16 1 £110,000 +41.94% 4
South London -32 1 £75,000 -11.76% 1
Site Reliability Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, Site Reliability 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 Site Reliability Engineer in the job title.

1 304 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 235 (77.30%) DevOps
3 207 (68.09%) Python
4 206 (67.76%) Kubernetes
5 202 (66.45%) Terraform
6 198 (65.13%) AWS
7 152 (50.00%) Docker
8 139 (45.72%) Infrastructure as Code
9 136 (44.74%) Java
10 126 (41.45%) Finance
11 115 (37.83%) Linux
12 108 (35.53%) Grafana
13 105 (34.54%) Serverless
14 103 (33.88%) Prometheus
15 101 (33.22%) Microservices
16 96 (31.58%) Observability
16 96 (31.58%) Web Services
17 94 (30.92%) Amazon ECS
18 89 (29.28%) GitLab
19 87 (28.62%) Greenfield Project
19 87 (28.62%) Deployment Automation
20 83 (27.30%) GCP
20 83 (27.30%) Asset Management
21 81 (26.64%) Artifactory
21 81 (26.64%) Software Deployment
22 72 (23.68%) Go
23 70 (23.03%) Ansible
24 67 (22.04%) Azure
25 49 (16.12%) Bash Shell
25 49 (16.12%) Agile Software Development

Site Reliability 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 9 (2.96%) nginx
2 8 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.99%) JBoss
4 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Pulsar
5 2 (0.66%) Traefik
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 198 (65.13%) AWS
2 105 (34.54%) Serverless
3 94 (30.92%) Amazon ECS
4 83 (27.30%) GCP
5 67 (22.04%) Azure
6 28 (9.21%) SaaS
7 21 (6.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (5.59%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (4.28%) Amazon S3
10 13 (4.28%) GitHub
11 9 (2.96%) IaaS
12 8 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (2.30%) AWS Fargate
13 7 (2.30%) OpenShift
13 7 (2.30%) PaaS
14 6 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.64%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 14 (4.61%) Firewall
3 11 (3.62%) DNS
4 5 (1.64%) IPsec
5 4 (1.32%) Internet
5 4 (1.32%) VPN
6 3 (0.99%) AMQP
7 2 (0.66%) Broadband
7 2 (0.66%) Network Security
8 1 (0.33%) Calico
8 1 (0.33%) FTP
8 1 (0.33%) HTTP
8 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.33%) SAN
8 1 (0.33%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.33%) SSH
8 1 (0.33%) VLAN
8 1 (0.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (6.25%) Redis
3 14 (4.61%) Big Data
4 13 (4.28%) MySQL
5 10 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (3.29%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.63%) Amazon Aurora
6 8 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.99%) ArangoDB
9 2 (0.66%) Aerospike
9 2 (0.66%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.66%) CockroachDB
9 2 (0.66%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.66%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.66%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 89 (29.28%) GitLab
2 81 (26.64%) Artifactory
3 41 (13.49%) Jenkins
4 22 (7.24%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.61%) JIRA
6 11 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.63%) Subversion
8 4 (1.32%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.99%) Selenium
10 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.66%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.66%) Gradle
10 2 (0.66%) Locust
10 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.33%) gulp
11 1 (0.33%) Protractor
11 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 126 (41.45%) Finance
2 35 (11.51%) Social Skills
3 21 (6.91%) Banking
4 5 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (1.32%) International Banking
5 4 (1.32%) Law
5 4 (1.32%) Publishing
6 3 (0.99%) Advertising
6 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Military
7 2 (0.66%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (31.58%) Web Services
2 16 (5.26%) Kafka
3 15 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (3.95%) .NET
5 10 (3.29%) Velocity
6 9 (2.96%) Node.js
7 7 (2.30%) gRPC
8 5 (1.64%) Laravel
8 5 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.32%) boto
10 3 (0.99%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.66%) Protocol Buffers
11 2 (0.66%) RESTful
11 2 (0.66%) Spring
11 2 (0.66%) Spring Boot
12 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.33%) OAuth
12 1 (0.33%) OpenID
12 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 87 (28.62%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 12 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (3.62%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.30%) Equities
7 6 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.32%) Replication
10 3 (0.99%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.66%) Social Media
11 2 (0.66%) User Experience
11 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 115 (37.83%) Linux
2 32 (10.53%) Unix
3 28 (9.21%) Windows
4 16 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.30%) CentOS
5 7 (2.30%) CoreOS
6 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.99%) Debian
7 3 (0.99%) Solaris
7 3 (0.99%) SUSE
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 235 (77.30%) DevOps
3 139 (45.72%) Infrastructure as Code
4 101 (33.22%) Microservices
5 96 (31.58%) Observability
6 87 (28.62%) Deployment Automation
7 83 (27.30%) Asset Management
8 81 (26.64%) Software Deployment
9 49 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (11.51%) Configuration Management
10 35 (11.51%) Software Engineering
11 34 (11.18%) Fintech
12 31 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 24 (7.89%) Systems Engineering
15 20 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (5.92%) Analytics
17 14 (4.61%) Infrastructure Automation
17 14 (4.61%) Mentoring
18 13 (4.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (68.09%) Python
2 136 (44.74%) Java
3 72 (23.68%) Go
4 49 (16.12%) Bash Shell
5 26 (8.55%) SQL
6 21 (6.91%) JavaScript
7 15 (4.93%) C++
8 14 (4.61%) C#
9 12 (3.95%) Ruby
9 12 (3.95%) Rust
10 10 (3.29%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.63%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.30%) PHP
13 6 (1.97%) Perl
14 4 (1.32%) C
14 4 (1.32%) R
15 3 (0.99%) C-shell
15 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.66%) Clojure
17 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.33%) OCP
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) GDPR
2 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (50.00%) Docker
2 4 (1.32%) LXC
2 4 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.66%) Xen
5 1 (0.33%) Ceph
5 1 (0.33%) KVM
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 206 (67.76%) Kubernetes
2 202 (66.45%) Terraform
3 108 (35.53%) Grafana
4 103 (33.88%) Prometheus
5 70 (23.03%) Ansible
6 47 (15.46%) Puppet
7 25 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (3.29%) Salt
9 5 (1.64%) Pingdom
10 3 (0.99%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.99%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.66%) Control-M
11 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.33%) Graphite
12 1 (0.33%) Icinga
12 1 (0.33%) Kibana
12 1 (0.33%) Nagios
12 1 (0.33%) Opsgenie
12 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (14.47%) Google
2 12 (3.95%) Splunk
3 8 (2.63%) LexisNexis
3 8 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.30%) New Relic
5 6 (1.97%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.97%) PagerDuty
5 6 (1.97%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.97%) VMware
6 5 (1.64%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle
8 3 (0.99%) Dell
8 3 (0.99%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.99%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.66%) BMC
9 2 (0.66%) F5
9 2 (0.66%) Hitachi
9 2 (0.66%) IBM
10 1 (0.33%) Facebook