Period
to 10 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

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 > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 506 554
Rank change year-on-year +48 +48 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 29 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.096% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.099% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 7
South East median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -3.45% +45.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £49,000 £57,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £76,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £73,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +18.00% -3.85%

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 23,491 27,205 29,950
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.36% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 19,275 22,526 24,970
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Site Reliability Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Site Reliability Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the South East

Site Reliability Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the South East

Site Reliability Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineer in the South East

Site Reliability 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 Site Reliability Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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
Surrey +35 12 £60,000 -14.29%
Thames Valley +41 11 £57,500 -17.86% 1
Berkshire +26 9 £57,500 +4.55%
Hampshire +15 6 £50,000 -58.33% 1
Oxfordshire +18 2 £61,250 -12.50%
Site Reliability Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 South East region featuring Site Reliability Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 23 (79.31%) DevOps
3 20 (68.97%) Kubernetes
4 17 (58.62%) Docker
5 15 (51.72%) AWS
6 14 (48.28%) Bash Shell
6 14 (48.28%) Python
7 12 (41.38%) Azure
7 12 (41.38%) Ansible
8 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
8 10 (34.48%) Puppet
8 10 (34.48%) Ruby
8 10 (34.48%) Linux
9 9 (31.03%) SQL
10 8 (27.59%) .NET
10 8 (27.59%) C#
10 8 (27.59%) Java
10 8 (27.59%) Terraform
11 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (20.69%) GCP
12 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (20.69%) Windows
12 6 (20.69%) Google
12 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
12 6 (20.69%) Finance
13 5 (17.24%) Retail
13 5 (17.24%) Games
13 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
13 5 (17.24%) Oracle
13 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis

Site Reliability 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 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.79%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) Confluence
3 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) AWS
2 12 (41.38%) Azure
3 6 (20.69%) GCP
4 4 (13.79%) OpenShift
4 4 (13.79%) SaaS
5 2 (6.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (6.90%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (6.90%) Serverless
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Games
2 5 (17.24%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) .NET Core
2 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.90%) Sensu
4 1 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) openSUSE
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 23 (79.31%) DevOps
3 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (17.24%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Performance Engineering
4 5 (17.24%) Release Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Release Management
4 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) Web Operations
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Microservices
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Web Development
7 2 (6.90%) Service-Level Objective
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Bash Shell
1 14 (48.28%) Python
2 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) Ruby
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) C#
4 8 (27.59%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) Go
7 1 (3.45%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Docker
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (68.97%) Kubernetes
2 12 (41.38%) Ansible
3 10 (34.48%) Puppet
4 8 (27.59%) Terraform
5 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (6.90%) Grafana
6 2 (6.90%) Kibana
6 2 (6.90%) logstash
6 2 (6.90%) Nagios
7 1 (3.45%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Google
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Sun
4 2 (6.90%) New Relic
4 2 (6.90%) Splunk
5 1 (3.45%) PagerDuty
5 1 (3.45%) VMware