Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 173 170
Rank change year-on-year +76 -3 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 828 1,676 1,912
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.00% 2.06% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 2.14% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 834 1,430 1,666
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,000 £37,950 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,025 £70,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £66,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.26% +10.83% -

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 26,422 78,361 91,319
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.16% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 21,421 61,647 73,441
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
North of England +87 250 £55,000 - 100
South East +28 193 £60,000 -4.00% 30
South West +91 136 £55,000 - 35
Yorkshire +110 115 £55,000 - 28
North West +47 106 £62,500 +8.70% 63
Midlands +82 96 £57,250 +0.80% 46
Scotland +27 70 £55,000 +10.00% 11
West Midlands +76 69 £60,500 +6.52% 39
East of England +37 58 £52,500 -4.55% 32
North East +16 29 £47,500 -7.32% 9
East Midlands +64 27 £45,000 -20.00% 7
Wales +37 21 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Northern Ireland +13 4 £45,000 -21.74% 3
DevOps Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 828 (100.00%) DevOps
2 470 (56.76%) AWS
3 421 (50.85%) Docker
4 413 (49.88%) Linux
5 397 (47.95%) Azure
6 388 (46.86%) Python
7 379 (45.77%) Kubernetes
8 376 (45.41%) Terraform
9 320 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
10 290 (35.02%) Ansible
11 289 (34.90%) Jenkins
12 198 (23.91%) Git (software)
13 196 (23.67%) Bash Shell
14 194 (23.43%) Puppet
15 187 (22.58%) Infrastructure as Code
16 175 (21.14%) PowerShell
17 165 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
18 151 (18.24%) Java
19 147 (17.75%) Configuration Management
20 140 (16.91%) Windows
21 129 (15.58%) SQL
22 126 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
23 123 (14.86%) GCP
24 108 (13.04%) Software Engineering
25 98 (11.84%) .NET
26 97 (11.71%) Microsoft
27 96 (11.59%) AWS CloudFormation
28 95 (11.47%) Microservices
29 94 (11.35%) SQL Server
29 94 (11.35%) Ruby

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 32 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (3.50%) Confluence
3 27 (3.26%) Apache
4 21 (2.54%) IIS
5 16 (1.93%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.33%) nginx
7 8 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.72%) ColdFusion
10 5 (0.60%) JBoss
11 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.24%) CMS
13 2 (0.24%) Jetty
14 1 (0.12%) Apache Pulsar
14 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 470 (56.76%) AWS
2 397 (47.95%) Azure
3 123 (14.86%) GCP
4 96 (11.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 83 (10.02%) Serverless
6 69 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
7 65 (7.85%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (7.61%) Amazon S3
8 63 (7.61%) GitHub
9 59 (7.13%) IaaS
10 57 (6.88%) SaaS
11 54 (6.52%) PaaS
12 43 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
13 39 (4.71%) OpenShift
14 32 (3.86%) Route 53
15 29 (3.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 25 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
17 21 (2.54%) Datadog
17 21 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (2.05%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.19%) Firewall
2 28 (3.38%) VPN
3 21 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.05%) Skype
5 14 (1.69%) DNS
6 6 (0.72%) HTTP
7 4 (0.48%) SSL
8 3 (0.36%) AMQP
8 3 (0.36%) DSL
8 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.36%) Internet
9 2 (0.24%) DHCP
9 2 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.12%) Broadband
10 1 (0.12%) IPv4
10 1 (0.12%) IPv6
10 1 (0.12%) Network Security
10 1 (0.12%) SNMP
10 1 (0.12%) VoIP
10 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 76 (9.18%) NoSQL
3 71 (8.57%) MySQL
4 45 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 43 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
6 40 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 19 (2.29%) Big Data
9 18 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 17 (2.05%) Redis
11 14 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.69%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.57%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.33%) MariaDB
14 10 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
15 6 (0.72%) RavenDB
16 4 (0.48%) Neo4j
17 3 (0.36%) InfluxDB
17 3 (0.36%) RDBMS
18 2 (0.24%) Aerospike
Development Applications
1 289 (34.90%) Jenkins
2 198 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 83 (10.02%) GitLab
4 76 (9.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 57 (6.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 51 (6.16%) TeamCity
7 47 (5.68%) JIRA
8 44 (5.31%) Bitbucket
9 26 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 24 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (2.29%) Maven
11 19 (2.29%) Vagrant
11 19 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (2.05%) Travis CI
13 14 (1.69%) Spinnaker
14 13 (1.57%) Artifactory
15 12 (1.45%) GoCD
16 11 (1.33%) Visual Studio
17 9 (1.09%) CircleCI
17 9 (1.09%) SonarQube
General
1 88 (10.63%) Finance
2 49 (5.92%) Public Sector
3 36 (4.35%) Law
4 24 (2.90%) Games
5 19 (2.29%) Retail
6 16 (1.93%) Marketing
7 13 (1.57%) Electronics
8 9 (1.09%) Banking
8 9 (1.09%) Publishing
9 7 (0.85%) Digital Economy
9 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.60%) Local Government
11 4 (0.48%) Advertising
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
12 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.36%) Legal
12 3 (0.36%) Police
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (11.84%) .NET
2 69 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
3 64 (7.73%) Web Services
4 51 (6.16%) Node.js
5 24 (2.90%) YAML
6 23 (2.78%) Kafka
7 20 (2.42%) HTML
7 20 (2.42%) REST
8 16 (1.93%) CSS
8 16 (1.93%) React
9 15 (1.81%) Spring
10 11 (1.33%) LAMP
10 11 (1.33%) Spring Boot
11 8 (0.97%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.97%) HTML5
11 8 (0.97%) Middleware
11 8 (0.97%) WinForms
12 7 (0.85%) Jinja
13 6 (0.72%) .NET Core
13 6 (0.72%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.76%) Public Cloud
2 34 (4.11%) Cloud Native
3 24 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.09%) Clustering
5 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
5 9 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 8 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 8 (0.97%) PlayStation
6 8 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (0.72%) Algorithms
7 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.48%) Life Science
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.24%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 413 (49.88%) Linux
2 140 (16.91%) Windows
3 85 (10.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (8.45%) CentOS
5 41 (4.95%) Unix
5 41 (4.95%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.57%) Debian
7 10 (1.21%) CoreOS
8 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.97%) Mesosphere
10 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.36%) Android
13 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.24%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (100.00%) DevOps
2 320 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (22.58%) Infrastructure as Code
4 165 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
5 147 (17.75%) Configuration Management
6 108 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 95 (11.47%) Microservices
8 80 (9.66%) Migration
9 77 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 74 (8.94%) Scrum
11 73 (8.82%) Deployment Automation
12 69 (8.33%) Test Automation
13 67 (8.09%) Open Source
14 64 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 61 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
16 56 (6.76%) Continuous Deployment
17 53 (6.40%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 46 (5.56%) Infrastructure Automation
19 43 (5.19%) Fintech
20 42 (5.07%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 388 (46.86%) Python
2 196 (23.67%) Bash Shell
3 175 (21.14%) PowerShell
4 151 (18.24%) Java
5 129 (15.58%) SQL
6 94 (11.35%) Ruby
7 88 (10.63%) Go
8 74 (8.94%) C#
8 74 (8.94%) JavaScript
9 48 (5.80%) PHP
10 33 (3.99%) Perl
11 29 (3.50%) Groovy
12 27 (3.26%) C++
13 23 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.69%) C
15 12 (1.45%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.33%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (6.28%) AWS Certification
2 43 (5.19%) Degree
3 42 (5.07%) Security Cleared
4 32 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.12%) CCNA
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.90%) QA
2 18 (2.17%) PMO
3 7 (0.85%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 421 (50.85%) Docker
2 21 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.05%) VirtualBox
3 17 (2.05%) vSphere
4 15 (1.81%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.97%) GlusterFS
7 5 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.36%) KVM
9 2 (0.24%) vCloud
9 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) Ceph
10 1 (0.12%) Gluster
10 1 (0.12%) LXC
10 1 (0.12%) Microcode
10 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 379 (45.77%) Kubernetes
2 376 (45.41%) Terraform
3 290 (35.02%) Ansible
4 194 (23.43%) Puppet
5 126 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (6.64%) Prometheus
7 43 (5.19%) Grafana
8 26 (3.14%) Graphite
9 24 (2.90%) Packer
10 17 (2.05%) Consul
11 12 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.33%) logstash
12 11 (1.33%) Nagios
13 10 (1.21%) Kibana
13 10 (1.21%) Mesos
14 8 (0.97%) Automic
15 6 (0.72%) Rancher
15 6 (0.72%) Rundeck
16 5 (0.60%) Istio
16 5 (0.60%) Marathon
Vendors
1 97 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.37%) Google
3 41 (4.95%) Splunk
4 39 (4.71%) Red Hat
5 32 (3.86%) VMware
6 26 (3.14%) Oracle
7 17 (2.05%) New Relic
8 14 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.33%) Dynatrace
9 11 (1.33%) IBM
9 11 (1.33%) SaltStack
10 7 (0.85%) SAP
11 6 (0.72%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.72%) TOWER Software
12 5 (0.60%) Rackspace
12 5 (0.60%) Remedy
13 3 (0.36%) Cisco
13 3 (0.36%) HP
13 3 (0.36%) Percona
14 2 (0.24%) Hortonworks