Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 25 January 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 164 163
Rank change year-on-year +90 -1 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,444 1,415 1,732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.96% 2.01% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 2.09% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,642 1,274 1,613
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £61,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -6.15% - +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 35,085 67,798 81,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.11% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 28,135 54,625 65,510
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK excluding London

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK excluding London

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK excluding London

DevOps Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
North of England +83 502 £55,000 - 140
South East +33 255 £60,000 -4.00% 55
Yorkshire +72 251 £55,000 - 53
South West +97 233 £52,500 -4.55% 42
North West +61 215 £53,750 -2.27% 76
Midlands +100 196 £57,500 +1.24% 51
West Midlands +88 152 £57,500 +1.24% 34
Scotland +40 146 £47,500 -11.63% 26
East of England +62 85 £55,000 +4.27% 38
East Midlands +65 42 £47,500 -17.39% 16
North East +30 36 £51,250 +13.89% 11
Wales +29 25 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Northern Ireland +19 12 £45,000 +20.00% 7
DevOps Engineer
UK

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 UK excluding London region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 1,444 (100.00%) DevOps
2 841 (58.24%) Terraform
3 782 (54.16%) AWS
4 758 (52.49%) Linux
5 738 (51.11%) Docker
6 714 (49.45%) Kubernetes
7 611 (42.31%) Azure
8 607 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
9 556 (38.50%) Ansible
10 504 (34.90%) Python
11 435 (30.12%) Puppet
12 425 (29.43%) Infrastructure as Code
13 398 (27.56%) Opscode Chef
14 375 (25.97%) Jenkins
15 372 (25.76%) Git (software)
16 325 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
17 276 (19.11%) Configuration Management
18 274 (18.98%) PowerShell
19 262 (18.14%) AWS CloudFormation
20 261 (18.07%) Bash Shell
21 234 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
21 234 (16.20%) Deployment Automation
22 211 (14.61%) Scrum
23 201 (13.92%) Windows
24 192 (13.30%) Migration
25 191 (13.23%) SQL
26 186 (12.88%) Ruby
27 175 (12.12%) Go
28 152 (10.53%) MySQL
28 152 (10.53%) Microsoft

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 80 (5.54%) Apache
2 46 (3.19%) Confluence
3 43 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
4 37 (2.56%) IIS
5 29 (2.01%) nginx
6 13 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
12 3 (0.21%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.21%) JBoss
12 3 (0.21%) Jetty
12 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.14%) Drupal
14 1 (0.069%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.069%) CMS
14 1 (0.069%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.069%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 782 (54.16%) AWS
2 611 (42.31%) Azure
3 262 (18.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 120 (8.31%) Serverless
5 114 (7.89%) Amazon EKS
5 114 (7.89%) GCP
6 101 (6.99%) PaaS
7 92 (6.37%) Amazon EC2
8 85 (5.89%) GitHub
8 85 (5.89%) Pulumi
9 83 (5.75%) SaaS
10 81 (5.61%) AWS Lambda
11 68 (4.71%) IaaS
12 65 (4.50%) Amazon S3
13 52 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
14 49 (3.39%) Office 365
15 43 (2.98%) OpenShift
16 42 (2.91%) Datadog
17 38 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
18 37 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.32%) TCP/IP
2 44 (3.05%) Firewall
3 28 (1.94%) VPN
4 20 (1.39%) DNS
5 11 (0.76%) OpenVPN
6 10 (0.69%) HTTP
7 8 (0.55%) AMQP
7 8 (0.55%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.48%) Internet
9 6 (0.42%) LAN
9 6 (0.42%) Network Security
9 6 (0.42%) WAN
10 5 (0.35%) DHCP
10 5 (0.35%) DMZ
10 5 (0.35%) VLAN
10 5 (0.35%) VoIP
11 4 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
12 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.21%) RTP
12 3 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.53%) MySQL
2 109 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 95 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (5.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 67 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 60 (4.16%) Redis
7 47 (3.25%) MariaDB
7 47 (3.25%) NoSQL
8 46 (3.19%) Cosmos DB
9 41 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
10 29 (2.01%) Big Data
11 22 (1.52%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.69%) GIS
15 7 (0.48%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.48%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 375 (25.97%) Jenkins
2 372 (25.76%) Git (software)
3 133 (9.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 128 (8.86%) GitLab
5 95 (6.58%) TeamCity
6 79 (5.47%) Bitbucket
7 75 (5.19%) JIRA
8 53 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 49 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (2.22%) Artifactory
11 31 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
12 25 (1.73%) Maven
13 22 (1.52%) Vagrant
13 22 (1.52%) Visual Studio
14 21 (1.45%) Subversion
15 19 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (1.04%) Gradle
17 12 (0.83%) Spinnaker
18 11 (0.76%) SonarQube
19 10 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 92 (6.37%) Finance
2 79 (5.47%) Games
3 65 (4.50%) Public Sector
4 46 (3.19%) Law
5 33 (2.29%) Publishing
6 26 (1.80%) Retail
7 25 (1.73%) Marketing
8 13 (0.90%) Electronics
8 13 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 10 (0.69%) Banking
11 9 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.42%) Automotive
13 5 (0.35%) Advertising
13 5 (0.35%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.14%) Legal
14 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.069%) Back Office
15 1 (0.069%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (6.86%) .NET
1 99 (6.86%) Kafka
2 74 (5.12%) Elastic Stack
3 73 (5.06%) Node.js
4 62 (4.29%) Web Services
5 47 (3.25%) Apache Flex
6 36 (2.49%) YAML
7 27 (1.87%) REST
8 19 (1.32%) RESTful
9 18 (1.25%) React
10 15 (1.04%) Spring
10 15 (1.04%) Spring Boot
11 14 (0.97%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.90%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.90%) LEMP Stack
13 10 (0.69%) LAMP
14 9 (0.62%) .NET Core
15 8 (0.55%) JSON
15 8 (0.55%) Middleware
15 8 (0.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (5.06%) Linux Command Line
3 69 (4.78%) Cloud Native
4 50 (3.46%) Public Cloud
5 48 (3.32%) Enterprise Cloud
6 25 (1.73%) Private Cloud
7 24 (1.66%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (0.55%) PlayStation
12 6 (0.42%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.35%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.35%) NHS
13 5 (0.35%) PMI
14 4 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.21%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 758 (52.49%) Linux
2 201 (13.92%) Windows
3 97 (6.72%) CentOS
4 91 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (6.16%) Unix
6 79 (5.47%) Windows Server
7 37 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.76%) Android
10 10 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.55%) Debian
12 7 (0.48%) AIX
13 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.14%) OpenBSD
16 1 (0.069%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,444 (100.00%) DevOps
2 607 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
3 425 (29.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 325 (22.51%) Continuous Integration
5 276 (19.11%) Configuration Management
6 234 (16.20%) Deployment Automation
6 234 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
7 211 (14.61%) Scrum
8 192 (13.30%) Migration
9 137 (9.49%) Microservices
10 121 (8.38%) Software Engineering
11 101 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
12 99 (6.86%) Analytics
13 98 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 87 (6.02%) Test Automation
15 84 (5.82%) Continuous Deployment
16 80 (5.54%) Infrastructure Automation
17 74 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 72 (4.99%) Coaching
18 72 (4.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 504 (34.90%) Python
2 274 (18.98%) PowerShell
3 261 (18.07%) Bash Shell
4 191 (13.23%) SQL
5 186 (12.88%) Ruby
6 175 (12.12%) Go
7 150 (10.39%) Java
8 122 (8.45%) C#
9 99 (6.86%) JavaScript
10 75 (5.19%) PHP
11 49 (3.39%) TypeScript
12 47 (3.25%) Perl
13 43 (2.98%) Groovy
14 33 (2.29%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.32%) C++
16 11 (0.76%) C
17 10 (0.69%) R
18 8 (0.55%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.55%) VB
19 7 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 99 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 97 (6.72%) AWS Certification
4 64 (4.43%) Degree
5 28 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.55%) PhD
8 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.42%) RHCE
10 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.21%) MCSA
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.069%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.87%) QA
2 23 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.04%) PMO
4 12 (0.83%) GDPR
5 11 (0.76%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.35%) SLA
10 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 738 (51.11%) Docker
2 90 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 44 (3.05%) Active Directory
5 31 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (2.01%) vSphere
7 9 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.55%) Xen
9 7 (0.48%) HDFS
10 4 (0.28%) Firmware
10 4 (0.28%) KVM
10 4 (0.28%) Microcode
10 4 (0.28%) Postfix
10 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.21%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.21%) pfSense
12 2 (0.14%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 841 (58.24%) Terraform
2 714 (49.45%) Kubernetes
3 556 (38.50%) Ansible
4 435 (30.12%) Puppet
5 398 (27.56%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (7.34%) Prometheus
7 87 (6.02%) Grafana
8 38 (2.63%) Packer
9 37 (2.56%) Nagios
10 25 (1.73%) Rancher
11 24 (1.66%) Graphite
12 21 (1.45%) Consul
13 16 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (0.97%) HAProxy
15 13 (0.90%) Graylog
16 12 (0.83%) Rundeck
16 12 (0.83%) ZABBIX
17 10 (0.69%) Istio
17 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
18 9 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 152 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 130 (9.00%) VMware
3 86 (5.96%) SaltStack
4 54 (3.74%) New Relic
5 52 (3.60%) Google
6 48 (3.32%) Red Hat
7 46 (3.19%) Splunk
8 35 (2.42%) Atlassian
9 33 (2.29%) Oracle
10 25 (1.73%) Cisco
11 20 (1.39%) Dynatrace
12 9 (0.62%) Meraki
12 9 (0.62%) SAP
13 4 (0.28%) Lets Encrypt
14 3 (0.21%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.21%) Sonatype
14 3 (0.21%) Sophos
14 3 (0.21%) TOWER Software
14 3 (0.21%) Veracode
15 2 (0.14%) RedGate