Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 199 229 449
Rank change year-on-year +30 +220 +36
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 314 61 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.75% 0.76% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 0.83% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81 52 50
10th Percentile £55,000 £45,250 £49,750
25th Percentile £62,500 £48,750 £55,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £69,688
90th Percentile £90,000 £79,750 £75,625
England median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%

Site Reliability Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 16,785 7,386 23,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.45% 92.06% 91.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11,318 6,139 18,748
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £79,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Site Reliability Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the South East

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering in the South East.

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the South East

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the South East

Site Reliability Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Hampshire +21 183 £77,500 +19.23% 2
Thames Valley -66 60 £70,000 +3.70% 8
East Sussex -14 36 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire -4 30 £65,000 -3.70%
Berkshire -60 25 £107,500 +59.26% 7
Surrey -49 20 £70,000 - 3
Kent - 13 £75,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -63 5 £70,000 +40.00% 1
West Sussex -22 1 £65,000 +23.81% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Site Reliability Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering.

1 246 (78.34%) DevOps
2 214 (68.15%) AWS
3 204 (64.97%) Python
4 175 (55.73%) Java
5 172 (54.78%) Degree
6 169 (53.82%) Computer Science
7 166 (52.87%) Linux
8 153 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
9 149 (47.45%) Ansible
10 147 (46.82%) Git (software)
11 146 (46.50%) Banking
12 143 (45.54%) Jenkins
13 142 (45.22%) Law
14 136 (43.31%) Kafka
15 135 (42.99%) Software Engineering
16 132 (42.04%) Finance
16 132 (42.04%) Azure
17 129 (41.08%) Digital Banking
18 128 (40.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 127 (40.45%) Node.js
20 122 (38.85%) GitHub
20 122 (38.85%) Full Stack Development
21 121 (38.54%) User Stories
22 119 (37.90%) AngularJS
23 118 (37.58%) TDD
24 116 (36.94%) Spring
24 116 (36.94%) Cucumber
25 115 (36.62%) GemFire
25 115 (36.62%) Protractor
25 115 (36.62%) Sonatype Nexus

Site Reliability Engineering
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
1 115 (36.62%) GemFire
2 85 (27.07%) Apache Spark
3 83 (26.43%) Apache
4 36 (11.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 29 (9.24%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.27%) JBoss
6 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.96%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Figma
Cloud Services
1 214 (68.15%) AWS
2 132 (42.04%) Azure
3 122 (38.85%) GitHub
4 69 (21.97%) GCP
5 52 (16.56%) Amazon Kinesis
6 39 (12.42%) PaaS
7 34 (10.83%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (6.69%) IBM Cloud
9 15 (4.78%) Amazon S3
10 14 (4.46%) Serverless
11 13 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (2.87%) OpenShift
14 7 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (1.91%) Apigee
16 5 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
17 3 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 3 (0.96%) Azure Pipelines
18 2 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.19%) HTTP
2 29 (9.24%) Calico
3 26 (8.28%) Internet
4 13 (4.14%) BGP
4 13 (4.14%) IPsec
5 7 (2.23%) Firewall
5 7 (2.23%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (1.27%) DNS
6 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.96%) 3G
7 3 (0.96%) 4G
7 3 (0.96%) 5G
7 3 (0.96%) Network Security
7 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.96%) Wireless
8 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.32%) SSL
8 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (33.76%) PostgreSQL
2 102 (32.48%) Big Data
3 83 (26.43%) HBase
4 77 (24.52%) Redis
5 76 (24.20%) MariaDB
6 57 (18.15%) Relational Database
7 52 (16.56%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.87%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.23%) OLTP
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
11 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon Athena
12 2 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.64%) Presto
13 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.32%) DB2
13 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 147 (46.82%) Git (software)
2 143 (45.54%) Jenkins
3 116 (36.94%) Cucumber
4 115 (36.62%) Protractor
4 115 (36.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 112 (35.67%) Gradle
6 87 (27.71%) Cypress.io
7 86 (27.39%) JUnit
7 86 (27.39%) SonarQube
7 86 (27.39%) Storybook
8 83 (26.43%) Eclipse
8 83 (26.43%) IntelliJ
9 76 (24.20%) Mockito
10 52 (16.56%) Artifactory
11 30 (9.55%) Selenium
12 29 (9.24%) gulp
13 24 (7.64%) GitLab
14 9 (2.87%) JIRA
15 7 (2.23%) Appium
16 3 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 146 (46.50%) Banking
2 142 (45.22%) Law
3 132 (42.04%) Finance
4 128 (40.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 47 (14.97%) Social Skills
6 4 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.64%) Automotive
7 2 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 98 (31.21%) Software Engineer
2 86 (27.39%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 70 (22.29%) Site Engineer
4 58 (18.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (16.88%) Lead Software Engineer
6 38 (12.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 37 (11.78%) Developer
8 26 (8.28%) Principal Engineer
9 24 (7.64%) Senior Software Engineer
10 19 (6.05%) Software Developer
11 18 (5.73%) Lead Developer
11 18 (5.73%) Lead Software Developer
12 15 (4.78%) Principal Software Engineer
13 11 (3.50%) CloudOps Engineer
13 11 (3.50%) Operations Engineer
13 11 (3.50%) Principal Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.50%) Reliability Engineer
14 9 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (2.55%) Senior DevOps
15 8 (2.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (43.31%) Kafka
2 127 (40.45%) Node.js
3 119 (37.90%) AngularJS
4 116 (36.94%) Spring
5 105 (33.44%) WireMock
6 94 (29.94%) React
7 88 (28.03%) RabbitMQ
8 87 (27.71%) CSS
8 87 (27.71%) Express
9 86 (27.39%) Redux
9 86 (27.39%) RESTful
9 86 (27.39%) Tailwind CSS
9 86 (27.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 83 (26.43%) JSON
10 83 (26.43%) Spark Streaming
11 82 (26.11%) Play Framework
12 76 (24.20%) LAMP
12 76 (24.20%) LAPP Stack
13 42 (13.38%) Elastic Stack
14 37 (11.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 83 (26.43%) Linux Command Line
2 74 (23.57%) Self-Motivation
3 66 (21.02%) User Experience
4 24 (7.64%) Management Information System
5 23 (7.32%) Clustering
6 20 (6.37%) Algorithms
6 20 (6.37%) Data Structures
7 10 (3.18%) Cloud Native
7 10 (3.18%) Online Banking
8 7 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.23%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.27%) DTCC
9 4 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.64%) Life Science
11 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.32%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.32%) PMI
11 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 166 (52.87%) Linux
2 102 (32.48%) Unix
3 13 (4.14%) Fedora
3 13 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.23%) Windows
5 5 (1.59%) Android
5 5 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (78.34%) DevOps
2 169 (53.82%) Computer Science
3 153 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (42.99%) Software Engineering
5 129 (41.08%) Digital Banking
6 122 (38.85%) Full Stack Development
7 121 (38.54%) User Stories
8 118 (37.58%) TDD
9 98 (31.21%) Microservices
10 97 (30.89%) Scrum
11 93 (29.62%) High Availability
12 91 (28.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 88 (28.03%) Open Source
14 87 (27.71%) BDD
15 86 (27.39%) Acceptance Criteria
15 86 (27.39%) Business Continuity
15 86 (27.39%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 86 (27.39%) System Integration Testing
16 83 (26.43%) Validation
17 74 (23.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 204 (64.97%) Python
2 175 (55.73%) Java
3 104 (33.12%) Shell Script
4 89 (28.34%) Groovy
5 79 (25.16%) Go
6 63 (20.06%) Bash Shell
7 41 (13.06%) JavaScript
8 22 (7.01%) C++
9 21 (6.69%) Ruby
10 19 (6.05%) C
11 16 (5.10%) C#
12 7 (2.23%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.27%) C-shell
13 4 (1.27%) R
13 4 (1.27%) SQL
14 2 (0.64%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.64%) PHP
15 1 (0.32%) Perl
15 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 172 (54.78%) Degree
2 105 (33.44%) OCP
2 105 (33.44%) Oracle Certification
3 20 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (6.05%) HND
5 13 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 86 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (26.43%) HDFS
3 78 (24.84%) Docker
4 30 (9.55%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 149 (47.45%) Ansible
2 103 (32.80%) Kubernetes
3 80 (25.48%) Terraform
4 45 (14.33%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (9.55%) Grafana
6 29 (9.24%) Kibana
7 28 (8.92%) Puppet
8 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 86 (27.39%) Okta
1 86 (27.39%) VMware
2 42 (13.38%) Oracle
3 22 (7.01%) IBM
4 18 (5.73%) PayPal
5 9 (2.87%) Google
6 5 (1.59%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.27%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.27%) Xceptor
8 2 (0.64%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.64%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) BMC
9 1 (0.32%) Dynatrace