Period
to 14 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 287 470 540
Rank change year-on-year +183 +70 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 31 44 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.17% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.18% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 22 45 20
Median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% -10.71% +64.71%
England median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +17.39%

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 10,099 25,135 28,724
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.34% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 8,166 20,538 23,826
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £30,375 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +100 9 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Thames Valley +116 6 £70,000 +16.67% 4
West Sussex - 6 £52,500 -
East Sussex - 5 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £63,250 -
Hampshire +72 3 £60,000 -9.43%
Berkshire +89 1 £70,000 +21.74%
Oxfordshire +47 1 £70,000 -17.65% 4
Home Counties - 1 - -
Site Reliability Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 31 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) AWS
3 17 (54.84%) Python
4 16 (51.61%) Docker
5 15 (48.39%) Azure
6 14 (45.16%) Kubernetes
7 11 (35.48%) Systems Engineering
7 11 (35.48%) Task Automation
7 11 (35.48%) .NET
8 10 (32.26%) C#
8 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
9 9 (29.03%) Windows
9 9 (29.03%) DevOps
10 8 (25.81%) Linux
11 7 (22.58%) Ansible
12 6 (19.35%) GitLab
12 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
12 6 (19.35%) Java
12 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
13 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
13 5 (16.13%) SQL
13 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
13 5 (16.13%) JIRA
13 5 (16.13%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (16.13%) Serverless
13 5 (16.13%) Terraform
14 4 (12.90%) Service-Level Objective
14 4 (12.90%) Amazon CloudWatch

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 3 (9.68%) Confluence
1 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 18 (58.06%) AWS
2 15 (48.39%) Azure
3 5 (16.13%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (16.13%) Serverless
4 4 (12.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (12.90%) OpenShift
5 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (9.68%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (6.45%) GCP
6 2 (6.45%) GitHub
6 2 (6.45%) SaaS
7 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (3.23%) Heroku
7 1 (3.23%) PaaS
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.45%) MariaDB
4 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.45%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) InfluxDB
5 1 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) GitLab
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) Postman
4 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Node.js
3 2 (6.45%) Kafka
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
4 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 11 (35.48%) Systems Engineering
2 11 (35.48%) Task Automation
3 9 (29.03%) DevOps
4 4 (12.90%) Service-Level Objective
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) High Availability
5 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Coaching
6 2 (6.45%) Data Science
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (6.45%) Fintech
6 2 (6.45%) Microservices
6 2 (6.45%) Open Source
6 2 (6.45%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Python
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
4 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) Go
5 4 (12.90%) Groovy
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Docker
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Kubernetes
2 7 (22.58%) Ansible
3 5 (16.13%) Terraform
4 4 (12.90%) Puppet
5 1 (3.23%) Grafana
5 1 (3.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) IBM
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat