Period
to 23 April 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 138 165
Rank change year-on-year +30 +27 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 359 432 515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.82% 2.21% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 2.31% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 264 391 451
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £78,375 £83,750 £81,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £66,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -2.26% +2.31% +4.00%

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 12,011 18,669 25,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.54% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,497 15,380 21,402
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +3 141 £60,000 -8.75% 38
Hampshire +79 104 £60,000 +6.67% 16
Berkshire -15 84 £62,500 -3.85% 21
Surrey +49 65 £63,250 +5.42% 14
East Sussex +8 40 £64,000 +6.67% 3
Oxfordshire +18 31 £60,000 -14.29% 14
Buckinghamshire +39 26 £56,000 -10.40% 3
West Sussex -10 11 £60,000 -
Kent +3 4 £70,000 +16.67% 4
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
DevOps Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 359 (100.00%) DevOps
2 199 (55.43%) Azure
3 196 (54.60%) Terraform
4 190 (52.92%) Docker
5 171 (47.63%) Kubernetes
6 170 (47.35%) Linux
7 166 (46.24%) AWS
8 138 (38.44%) Ansible
9 123 (34.26%) Python
10 102 (28.41%) Infrastructure as Code
11 101 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
12 98 (27.30%) Jenkins
13 88 (24.51%) PowerShell
14 76 (21.17%) Windows
15 69 (19.22%) Configuration Management
16 68 (18.94%) Software Engineering
17 67 (18.66%) Git (software)
18 66 (18.38%) Puppet
19 63 (17.55%) Bash Shell
20 60 (16.71%) Test Automation
21 57 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (15.32%) Microservices
23 54 (15.04%) Continuous Delivery
24 52 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 52 (14.48%) Security Cleared
25 50 (13.93%) Microsoft
26 49 (13.65%) SQL
27 48 (13.37%) AWS CloudFormation
28 45 (12.53%) GitLab
29 43 (11.98%) SaaS

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 19 (5.29%) IIS
2 13 (3.62%) Apache
3 12 (3.34%) OpenStack
4 11 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.79%) Confluence
6 6 (1.67%) nginx
7 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) DNN
8 1 (0.28%) Drupal
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.28%) WildFly
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 199 (55.43%) Azure
2 166 (46.24%) AWS
3 48 (13.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 43 (11.98%) SaaS
5 36 (10.03%) PaaS
6 33 (9.19%) GCP
7 30 (8.36%) IaaS
8 29 (8.08%) Serverless
9 21 (5.85%) Microsoft 365
10 19 (5.29%) GitHub
11 17 (4.74%) OpenShift
12 16 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (4.18%) Amazon ECS
14 13 (3.62%) Amazon S3
15 12 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
18 8 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (2.23%) Azure Service Bus
18 8 (2.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.75%) Firewall
2 19 (5.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.06%) DNS
4 5 (1.39%) DMZ
5 4 (1.11%) Internet
5 4 (1.11%) LAN
5 4 (1.11%) WAN
6 3 (0.84%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (0.84%) HTTP
6 3 (0.84%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.84%) IPv4
6 3 (0.84%) Network Security
6 3 (0.84%) RTP
6 3 (0.84%) STUN
6 3 (0.84%) VLAN
6 3 (0.84%) VoIP
7 2 (0.56%) 4G
7 2 (0.56%) 5G
7 2 (0.56%) SSL
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.96%) MySQL
2 25 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (4.46%) MariaDB
5 9 (2.51%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.11%) MS Access
8 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.84%) Power BI
9 3 (0.84%) Redis
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 98 (27.30%) Jenkins
2 67 (18.66%) Git (software)
3 45 (12.53%) GitLab
4 24 (6.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 23 (6.41%) TeamCity
6 20 (5.57%) Bitbucket
6 20 (5.57%) JIRA
7 12 (3.34%) Artifactory
8 10 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.79%) SonarQube
9 9 (2.51%) Maven
10 7 (1.95%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.67%) Gradle
11 6 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.39%) Subversion
12 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.56%) GCC
13 2 (0.56%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (10.58%) Finance
2 19 (5.29%) Law
3 12 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.79%) Marketing
4 10 (2.79%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.39%) Automotive
5 5 (1.39%) Banking
5 5 (1.39%) Billing
6 4 (1.11%) Electronics
6 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.14%) .NET
2 24 (6.69%) Web Services
3 17 (4.74%) REST
4 13 (3.62%) Kafka
5 9 (2.51%) Node.js
5 9 (2.51%) React
5 9 (2.51%) RESTful
5 9 (2.51%) YAML
6 7 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.67%) LAMP
7 6 (1.67%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (1.11%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.11%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.11%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.11%) jQuery
8 4 (1.11%) SOAP
9 3 (0.84%) Flask
9 3 (0.84%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.46%) Private Cloud
2 15 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.34%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.79%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.79%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.11%) Life Science
9 4 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.56%) PMI
10 2 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.28%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.28%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.28%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 170 (47.35%) Linux
2 76 (21.17%) Windows
3 38 (10.58%) Windows Server
4 25 (6.96%) CentOS
5 21 (5.85%) Unix
5 21 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.95%) Debian
7 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (100.00%) DevOps
2 102 (28.41%) Infrastructure as Code
3 101 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (19.22%) Configuration Management
5 68 (18.94%) Software Engineering
6 60 (16.71%) Test Automation
7 57 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (15.32%) Microservices
9 54 (15.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 52 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 39 (10.86%) Scrum
12 33 (9.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 31 (8.64%) Incident Management
13 31 (8.64%) ITIL
14 26 (7.24%) Release Management
15 24 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (6.69%) Software Delivery
16 21 (5.85%) Load Balancing
17 20 (5.57%) E-Commerce
18 19 (5.29%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 123 (34.26%) Python
2 88 (24.51%) PowerShell
3 63 (17.55%) Bash Shell
4 49 (13.65%) SQL
5 32 (8.91%) Java
6 31 (8.64%) C#
7 24 (6.69%) Ruby
8 20 (5.57%) JavaScript
9 12 (3.34%) Go
10 10 (2.79%) PHP
11 8 (2.23%) Perl
12 7 (1.95%) C
12 7 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.67%) Groovy
14 4 (1.11%) ES6
15 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.56%) Korn
17 1 (0.28%) C++
17 1 (0.28%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 52 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.34%) Degree
5 8 (2.23%) AWS Certification
5 8 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.56%) RHCE
7 2 (0.56%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.39%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) PMO
3 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 190 (52.92%) Docker
2 18 (5.01%) vSphere
3 16 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.23%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.84%) Kamailio
7 2 (0.56%) LXC
7 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 196 (54.60%) Terraform
2 171 (47.63%) Kubernetes
3 138 (38.44%) Ansible
4 66 (18.38%) Puppet
5 26 (7.24%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (6.41%) Grafana
7 18 (5.01%) Prometheus
8 17 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (4.74%) SCCM
9 11 (3.06%) Consul
10 9 (2.51%) Packer
11 8 (2.23%) Graylog
11 8 (2.23%) Icinga
12 3 (0.84%) Kubeflow
12 3 (0.84%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.56%) Graphite
13 2 (0.56%) Kibana
14 1 (0.28%) Ganeti
14 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 50 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.24%) VMware
3 19 (5.29%) Google
4 17 (4.74%) Cisco
4 17 (4.74%) Meraki
5 13 (3.62%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.34%) Oracle
7 8 (2.23%) IBM
8 7 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.39%) Veracode
10 4 (1.11%) SAP
11 3 (0.84%) New Relic
11 3 (0.84%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.56%) Cadence
12 2 (0.56%) Fujitsu
13 1 (0.28%) Dynatrace
13 1 (0.28%) Palantir