Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 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 > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 135 158
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 486 182 524
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.68% 2.24% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.32% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 322 169 460
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,475
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £84,875 £75,050 £85,000
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,880 7,845 24,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 96.51% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,784 6,521 20,073
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the South East

DevOps Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the South East 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
Thames Valley +5 162 £65,000 +4.00% 31
Hampshire -38 143 £63,750 +10.87% 22
Berkshire +16 120 £62,500 +4.17% 19
East Sussex +19 114 £72,500 +11.54% 5
Surrey -53 39 £67,500 +8.00% 14
Oxfordshire -18 23 £60,000 -9.43% 5
Buckinghamshire -46 19 £70,000 +40.00% 7
West Sussex -37 10 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Kent -35 8 £65,000 -3.70% 3
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 486 (100.00%) DevOps
2 302 (62.14%) AWS
3 260 (53.50%) Terraform
4 246 (50.62%) Linux
5 226 (46.50%) Kubernetes
6 209 (43.00%) Docker
6 209 (43.00%) Azure
7 204 (41.98%) Python
8 195 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
9 146 (30.04%) Jenkins
10 144 (29.63%) Ansible
11 133 (27.37%) Infrastructure as Code
12 108 (22.22%) Git (software)
13 99 (20.37%) Bash Shell
14 93 (19.14%) Java
15 86 (17.70%) Puppet
16 79 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
17 73 (15.02%) PowerShell
17 73 (15.02%) Finance
18 65 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
19 64 (13.17%) Security Cleared
20 62 (12.76%) Software Engineering
20 62 (12.76%) Windows
20 62 (12.76%) AWS CloudFormation
21 58 (11.93%) JIRA
22 57 (11.73%) Microservices
22 57 (11.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 56 (11.52%) GitHub
23 56 (11.52%) Test Automation
24 55 (11.32%) SQL

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 24 (4.94%) Confluence
2 19 (3.91%) IIS
3 14 (2.88%) Apache
4 9 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.65%) GemFire
6 6 (1.23%) Jupyter
6 6 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.03%) nginx
8 4 (0.82%) JBoss
8 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 302 (62.14%) AWS
2 209 (43.00%) Azure
3 62 (12.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 56 (11.52%) GitHub
5 38 (7.82%) GCP
6 28 (5.76%) Serverless
7 24 (4.94%) SaaS
8 22 (4.53%) Amazon S3
9 21 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (3.91%) Azure Key Vault
11 19 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
13 12 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
13 12 (2.47%) AWS CodePipeline
13 12 (2.47%) Datadog
13 12 (2.47%) IaaS
13 12 (2.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.70%) Firewall
2 16 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.67%) Network Security
4 12 (2.47%) DNS
4 12 (2.47%) Internet
5 11 (2.26%) HTTP
6 8 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.62%) 4G
7 3 (0.62%) 5G
7 3 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.62%) SSH
8 2 (0.41%) DHCP
8 2 (0.41%) MQTT
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
9 1 (0.21%) IPsec
9 1 (0.21%) LAN
9 1 (0.21%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.61%) NoSQL
2 31 (6.38%) MySQL
3 26 (5.35%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.88%) Redis
6 13 (2.67%) Big Data
7 9 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.85%) SQL Server
8 8 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.65%) HBase
8 8 (1.65%) MariaDB
9 5 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.62%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.62%) Power BI
11 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 146 (30.04%) Jenkins
2 108 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 58 (11.93%) JIRA
4 52 (10.70%) GitLab
5 41 (8.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (7.82%) Bitbucket
7 22 (4.53%) TeamCity
8 18 (3.70%) Artifactory
9 15 (3.09%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.67%) Cypress.io
11 12 (2.47%) Subversion
12 11 (2.26%) IntelliJ
13 10 (2.06%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.06%) Protractor
13 10 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (2.06%) Storybook
14 8 (1.65%) Gradle
14 8 (1.65%) JUnit
14 8 (1.65%) Mockito
14 8 (1.65%) Selenium
General
1 73 (15.02%) Finance
2 34 (7.00%) Banking
3 33 (6.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 32 (6.58%) Law
5 27 (5.56%) Social Skills
6 17 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.85%) Marketing
8 6 (1.23%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.03%) Electronics
10 4 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.62%) Retail
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.05%) Node.js
2 30 (6.17%) ARM Templates
3 27 (5.56%) .NET
3 27 (5.56%) Play Framework
4 22 (4.53%) AngularJS
5 21 (4.32%) Web Services
6 20 (4.12%) Kafka
6 20 (4.12%) OAuth
7 19 (3.91%) JSON
7 19 (3.91%) OAuth2
8 18 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (3.50%) RESTful
10 16 (3.29%) LAMP
11 15 (3.09%) React
12 11 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (2.06%) CSS
13 10 (2.06%) Express
13 10 (2.06%) Spring
13 10 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (2.06%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (2.67%) Cloud Native
3 11 (2.26%) e-Learning
3 11 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.26%) User Experience
4 7 (1.44%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.41%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.21%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.21%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.21%) Photography
8 1 (0.21%) PKI
8 1 (0.21%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.21%) Tandem
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 246 (50.62%) Linux
2 62 (12.76%) Windows
3 37 (7.61%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.50%) Unix
6 16 (3.29%) CentOS
7 8 (1.65%) Debian
8 6 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.82%) VMS
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (100.00%) DevOps
2 195 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (27.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 79 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (12.76%) Software Engineering
6 57 (11.73%) Microservices
6 57 (11.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 56 (11.52%) Test Automation
8 47 (9.67%) Configuration Management
9 44 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (8.44%) Scrum
11 36 (7.41%) SDLC
12 35 (7.20%) High Availability
13 32 (6.58%) Digital Banking
14 29 (5.97%) Load Balancing
15 28 (5.76%) Full Stack Development
16 24 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 23 (4.73%) GitOps
18 21 (4.32%) Network Virtualisation
18 21 (4.32%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 204 (41.98%) Python
2 99 (20.37%) Bash Shell
3 93 (19.14%) Java
4 73 (15.02%) PowerShell
5 55 (11.32%) SQL
6 50 (10.29%) C#
7 42 (8.64%) Shell Script
8 33 (6.79%) Groovy
8 33 (6.79%) Ruby
9 31 (6.38%) JavaScript
10 30 (6.17%) PHP
11 28 (5.76%) Go
12 18 (3.70%) Perl
13 8 (1.65%) C
14 4 (0.82%) C++
14 4 (0.82%) C-shell
14 4 (0.82%) R
15 3 (0.62%) Bicep
16 1 (0.21%) Kotlin
16 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.64%) Degree
4 11 (2.26%) OCP
4 11 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.23%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 209 (43.00%) Docker
2 12 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.65%) HDFS
5 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.62%) vSphere
6 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) LXC
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 260 (53.50%) Terraform
2 226 (46.50%) Kubernetes
3 144 (29.63%) Ansible
4 86 (17.70%) Puppet
5 65 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.29%) Grafana
7 12 (2.47%) Istio
8 7 (1.44%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.03%) Galera Cluster
9 5 (1.03%) Packer
10 4 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.82%) Kibana
11 3 (0.62%) Consul
11 3 (0.62%) logstash
11 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.41%) Graphite
12 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.41%) SCCM
12 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.35%) Google
3 22 (4.53%) VMware
4 11 (2.26%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.06%) Okta
6 9 (1.85%) Dynatrace
6 9 (1.85%) IBM
7 8 (1.65%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.65%) LogicMonitor
8 5 (1.03%) New Relic
8 5 (1.03%) SAP
9 3 (0.62%) Cisco
9 3 (0.62%) Databricks
9 3 (0.62%) Splunk
10 2 (0.41%) Informatica
10 2 (0.41%) Meraki
10 2 (0.41%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.41%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.41%) StreamSets