Period
to 23 January 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £57,124 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 165 225
Rank change year-on-year +5 +60 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,431 1,739 1,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.02% 2.05% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.13% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,185 1,486 1,310
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,124 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.86% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £41,100 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% -

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 68,239 81,825 97,008
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.38% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 54,355 64,733 79,318
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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
South East +18 477 £62,500 +8.70% 86
North of England -19 380 £55,000 - 129
North West -12 216 £55,000 -4.35% 70
South West +3 157 £55,000 - 37
Midlands +13 144 £56,798 +3.27% 65
Yorkshire +21 141 £55,000 - 49
East of England +30 132 £52,500 -4.55% 62
Scotland +31 113 £52,500 +13.51% 26
West Midlands +3 107 £56,798 +8.19% 53
Wales -12 38 £50,000 -13.04% 12
East Midlands +18 37 £57,500 -11.54% 12
North East -32 23 £45,000 -14.97% 10
Northern Ireland +9 6 £37,500 -40.00% 2
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 1,431 (100.00%) DevOps
2 773 (54.02%) AWS
3 724 (50.59%) Linux
4 712 (49.76%) Docker
5 627 (43.82%) Python
6 603 (42.14%) Azure
7 597 (41.72%) Kubernetes
8 596 (41.65%) Ansible
9 516 (36.06%) Terraform
10 506 (35.36%) Jenkins
11 495 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
12 456 (31.87%) Puppet
13 379 (26.48%) Git (software)
14 364 (25.44%) Bash Shell
15 343 (23.97%) Opscode Chef
16 308 (21.52%) PowerShell
16 308 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
17 305 (21.31%) Windows
18 285 (19.92%) Configuration Management
19 267 (18.66%) Java
20 238 (16.63%) GCP
21 234 (16.35%) Infrastructure as Code
22 207 (14.47%) Finance
23 197 (13.77%) Microsoft
24 195 (13.63%) Scrum
25 187 (13.07%) Test Automation
26 172 (12.02%) .NET
27 171 (11.95%) SQL
28 159 (11.11%) Ruby
29 156 (10.90%) Google

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 90 (6.29%) Confluence
2 57 (3.98%) IIS
3 49 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (2.80%) OpenStack
5 34 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.24%) Apache
7 27 (1.89%) nginx
8 16 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.77%) CMS
10 11 (0.77%) JBoss
11 9 (0.63%) Drupal
12 8 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.56%) SugarCRM
12 8 (0.56%) WordPress
13 5 (0.35%) Jetty
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.21%) Gliffy
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.070%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 773 (54.02%) AWS
2 603 (42.14%) Azure
3 238 (16.63%) GCP
4 147 (10.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 108 (7.55%) IaaS
6 104 (7.27%) GitHub
7 94 (6.57%) SaaS
8 90 (6.29%) PaaS
9 77 (5.38%) Serverless
10 59 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (2.66%) Amazon S3
13 30 (2.10%) OpenShift
14 27 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
16 25 (1.75%) Amazon ECS
17 18 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
17 18 (1.26%) Slack
18 16 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (6.71%) Firewall
2 81 (5.66%) DNS
3 79 (5.52%) TCP/IP
4 50 (3.49%) VPN
5 21 (1.47%) Internet
5 21 (1.47%) Network Security
5 21 (1.47%) SSL
6 19 (1.33%) DHCP
6 19 (1.33%) LAN
7 14 (0.98%) WAN
8 11 (0.77%) DMZ
9 10 (0.70%) HTTP
9 10 (0.70%) VLAN
10 8 (0.56%) Wireless
11 5 (0.35%) BGP
11 5 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.35%) SMTP
12 4 (0.28%) FTP
12 4 (0.28%) OSPF
12 4 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.10%) NoSQL
3 65 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
4 64 (4.47%) MySQL
5 55 (3.84%) MongoDB
6 38 (2.66%) Big Data
7 33 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.12%) Redis
11 12 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.84%) Power BI
12 10 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.63%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.42%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (0.42%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 506 (35.36%) Jenkins
2 379 (26.48%) Git (software)
3 144 (10.06%) JIRA
4 96 (6.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 94 (6.57%) TeamCity
6 80 (5.59%) GitLab
7 70 (4.89%) Maven
7 70 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 50 (3.49%) Artifactory
9 49 (3.42%) Bitbucket
10 47 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 37 (2.59%) CircleCI
12 35 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (2.24%) Ant
14 31 (2.17%) Visual Studio
15 28 (1.96%) Subversion
16 25 (1.75%) Selenium
17 23 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
18 21 (1.47%) SonarQube
19 17 (1.19%) Vagrant
General
1 207 (14.47%) Finance
2 56 (3.91%) Public Sector
3 53 (3.70%) Retail
4 31 (2.17%) Banking
5 30 (2.10%) Electronics
6 27 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.47%) Games
8 18 (1.26%) Marketing
9 13 (0.91%) Law
10 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.63%) Automotive
12 8 (0.56%) Legal
13 6 (0.42%) Advertising
13 6 (0.42%) Back Office
14 5 (0.35%) Police
14 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.070%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (12.02%) .NET
2 131 (9.15%) Web Services
3 121 (8.46%) Node.js
4 71 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
5 36 (2.52%) .NET Framework
6 34 (2.38%) React
7 29 (2.03%) AngularJS
8 27 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (1.75%) JSON
10 22 (1.54%) Kafka
11 20 (1.40%) ASP.NET
12 19 (1.33%) .NET Core
13 17 (1.19%) YAML
14 14 (0.98%) HTML
14 14 (0.98%) LDAP
15 13 (0.91%) Spring
16 12 (0.84%) OAuth
17 11 (0.77%) Spring Boot
18 10 (0.70%) Sensu
18 10 (0.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.27%) Public Cloud
2 60 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
5 27 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (1.82%) Replication
7 25 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.75%) User Experience
8 19 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
9 15 (1.05%) Cloud Native
9 15 (1.05%) Clustering
10 12 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 11 (0.77%) Infotainment
11 11 (0.77%) iPad
11 11 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 11 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.70%) Wiki
13 9 (0.63%) Social Media
14 8 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 724 (50.59%) Linux
2 305 (21.31%) Windows
3 93 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 90 (6.29%) Unix
5 88 (6.15%) CentOS
5 88 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (2.73%) Debian
7 24 (1.68%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.12%) VMS
10 14 (0.98%) Android
10 14 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.35%) AIX
13 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.21%) OS/400
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,431 (100.00%) DevOps
2 495 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
4 285 (19.92%) Configuration Management
5 234 (16.35%) Infrastructure as Code
6 195 (13.63%) Scrum
7 187 (13.07%) Test Automation
8 144 (10.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 140 (9.78%) Microservices
10 128 (8.94%) Software Engineering
11 119 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
12 111 (7.76%) Deployment Automation
13 110 (7.69%) Open Source
14 89 (6.22%) Migration
15 86 (6.01%) SDLC
16 78 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 75 (5.24%) Software Delivery
18 72 (5.03%) Fintech
18 72 (5.03%) TDD
19 69 (4.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 627 (43.82%) Python
2 364 (25.44%) Bash Shell
3 308 (21.52%) PowerShell
4 267 (18.66%) Java
5 171 (11.95%) SQL
6 159 (11.11%) Ruby
7 137 (9.57%) C#
8 120 (8.39%) JavaScript
9 92 (6.43%) Go
9 92 (6.43%) Perl
10 67 (4.68%) Shell Script
11 53 (3.70%) C++
12 52 (3.63%) PHP
13 35 (2.45%) Groovy
14 23 (1.61%) C
15 16 (1.12%) Kotlin
16 12 (0.84%) Scala
17 11 (0.77%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.56%) ES6
19 7 (0.49%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 69 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.68%) Degree
3 58 (4.05%) AWS Certification
4 57 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (0.98%) RHCE
8 10 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.21%) ISEB
11 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.070%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.070%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.070%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.94%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.49%) SLA
5 6 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.070%) NIST
System Software
1 712 (49.76%) Docker
2 59 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (2.66%) Active Directory
5 27 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.05%) VirtualBox
6 15 (1.05%) vSphere
7 10 (0.70%) oVirt
7 10 (0.70%) RHEV
8 7 (0.49%) LXC
9 5 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.28%) Kamailio
10 4 (0.28%) Xen
11 3 (0.21%) HDFS
11 3 (0.21%) iptables
11 3 (0.21%) KVM
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.21%) NFS
11 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 597 (41.72%) Kubernetes
2 596 (41.65%) Ansible
3 516 (36.06%) Terraform
4 456 (31.87%) Puppet
5 343 (23.97%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (4.61%) Prometheus
7 59 (4.12%) Packer
8 57 (3.98%) Grafana
9 51 (3.56%) Docker Swarm
10 33 (2.31%) Nagios
11 32 (2.24%) Kibana
12 31 (2.17%) ZABBIX
13 30 (2.10%) Rancher
14 26 (1.82%) logstash
15 22 (1.54%) Salt
16 21 (1.47%) HAProxy
17 19 (1.33%) Graphite
18 18 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
19 16 (1.12%) Cloudify
19 16 (1.12%) Consul
Vendors
1 197 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.90%) Google
3 97 (6.78%) Red Hat
4 88 (6.15%) VMware
5 43 (3.00%) Oracle
6 36 (2.52%) Splunk
7 23 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 19 (1.33%) SaltStack
9 17 (1.19%) Rackspace
10 16 (1.12%) New Relic
10 16 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 13 (0.91%) CyberArk
11 13 (0.91%) Symantec
12 12 (0.84%) AppDynamics
12 12 (0.84%) hybris
13 11 (0.77%) IBM
13 11 (0.77%) Micro Focus
13 11 (0.77%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.70%) Cisco
15 9 (0.63%) SAP