Period
to 20 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £65,100 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Development Operations
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 521 616 742
Rank change year-on-year +95 +126 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 356 278 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.44% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 250 194 142
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,100 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.22% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,150 £42,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%

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 78,327 91,232 95,100
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 96.69% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 61,640 73,410 77,860
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in the UK excluding London

Senior DevOps
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior DevOps in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Senior DevOps in the UK excluding London

Senior DevOps
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK excluding London

Senior DevOps
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 Senior DevOps within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 September 2019. 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 +96 100 £74,000 +13.85% 13
Scotland +57 96 £58,500 -2.50% 6
North of England -32 64 £60,000 +9.09% 9
South West +51 56 £70,000 +12.00% 7
North West +4 44 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Midlands +43 18 £56,250 -19.64% 5
East of England +65 16 £65,000 +18.18% 9
Yorkshire -20 16 £60,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +40 13 £56,250 -25.00% 4
Northern Ireland -3 6 £70,000 +16.67%
West Midlands +16 5 £50,250 -8.64% 1
North East +7 4 £59,140 +7.53%
Wales 0 1 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, Senior DevOps 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 Senior DevOps in the job title.

1 356 (100.00%) DevOps
2 195 (54.78%) AWS
3 184 (51.69%) Linux
3 184 (51.69%) Python
4 181 (50.84%) Puppet
5 166 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
6 164 (46.07%) Kubernetes
7 159 (44.66%) Docker
8 157 (44.10%) Azure
9 148 (41.57%) Ansible
10 141 (39.61%) Terraform
11 138 (38.76%) Opscode Chef
12 133 (37.36%) Jenkins
13 106 (29.78%) Git (software)
13 106 (29.78%) Configuration Management
14 103 (28.93%) Java
15 89 (25.00%) GCP
16 82 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (20.79%) Windows
18 73 (20.51%) PowerShell
19 72 (20.22%) Bash Shell
19 72 (20.22%) JIRA
19 72 (20.22%) Ruby
19 72 (20.22%) Finance
20 70 (19.66%) Test Automation
21 67 (18.82%) Software Engineering
21 67 (18.82%) Microservices
22 65 (18.26%) Infrastructure as Code
23 63 (17.70%) Open Source
24 62 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server

Senior DevOps 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 23 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (5.34%) IIS
3 17 (4.78%) Confluence
4 12 (3.37%) nginx
5 8 (2.25%) Apache
5 8 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.25%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.56%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.56%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.53%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 195 (54.78%) AWS
2 157 (44.10%) Azure
3 89 (25.00%) GCP
4 30 (8.43%) GitHub
5 24 (6.74%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (6.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (5.34%) Amazon S3
6 19 (5.34%) Serverless
7 17 (4.78%) SaaS
8 15 (4.21%) IaaS
9 12 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (3.09%) Slack
11 10 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (2.81%) PaaS
11 10 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (2.53%) Akamai
12 9 (2.53%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (2.25%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.02%) DNS
2 22 (6.18%) Firewall
3 15 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.09%) DHCP
5 8 (2.25%) VPN
6 7 (1.97%) DMZ
6 7 (1.97%) SSL
7 6 (1.69%) SAN
8 5 (1.40%) Network Security
9 4 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (1.12%) VLAN
10 3 (0.84%) HTTP
10 3 (0.84%) SMTP
11 2 (0.56%) SNMP
12 1 (0.28%) FTP
12 1 (0.28%) IPsec
12 1 (0.28%) IPv4
12 1 (0.28%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.99%) MySQL
2 19 (5.34%) Big Data
2 19 (5.34%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (3.65%) MariaDB
6 12 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.81%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.25%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.25%) Data Lake
9 8 (2.25%) DataStage
9 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2017
10 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.84%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 133 (37.36%) Jenkins
2 106 (29.78%) Git (software)
3 72 (20.22%) JIRA
4 62 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (16.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (10.39%) Subversion
7 34 (9.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 30 (8.43%) GoCD
9 29 (8.15%) Visual Studio
10 24 (6.74%) IBM UrbanCode
11 21 (5.90%) Ant
11 21 (5.90%) Apache Ivy
12 16 (4.49%) Selenium
12 16 (4.49%) TeamCity
13 14 (3.93%) Travis CI
14 13 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (2.25%) Artifactory
15 8 (2.25%) Bitbucket
15 8 (2.25%) HP UFT
16 6 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 72 (20.22%) Finance
2 32 (8.99%) Retail
3 11 (3.09%) Marketing
4 10 (2.81%) Banking
5 8 (2.25%) Automotive
6 5 (1.40%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.12%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.29%) .NET
2 49 (13.76%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (6.74%) Kafka
4 21 (5.90%) Node.js
5 15 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (4.21%) Web Services
6 13 (3.65%) React
6 13 (3.65%) Sensu
7 12 (3.37%) .NET Framework
8 11 (3.09%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (2.81%) Redux
10 9 (2.53%) Velocity
11 7 (1.97%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.69%) JSON
12 6 (1.69%) REST
13 5 (1.40%) .NET Core
14 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (0.84%) Spring
14 3 (0.84%) WCF
15 2 (0.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.36%) Public Cloud
2 26 (7.30%) Replication
3 18 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.49%) Cloud Native
5 14 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (3.37%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.81%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.53%) Clustering
10 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.40%) Smart Home
12 4 (1.12%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.12%) PKI
13 3 (0.84%) iPad
13 3 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.84%) Semantic Web
13 3 (0.84%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 184 (51.69%) Linux
2 74 (20.79%) Windows
3 33 (9.27%) Unix
4 20 (5.62%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.65%) CentOS
7 6 (1.69%) Debian
7 6 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.84%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (100.00%) DevOps
2 166 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (29.78%) Configuration Management
4 82 (23.03%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (19.66%) Test Automation
6 67 (18.82%) Microservices
6 67 (18.82%) Software Engineering
7 65 (18.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 63 (17.70%) Open Source
9 55 (15.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 52 (14.61%) Scrum
11 39 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (10.96%) SDLC
12 32 (8.99%) Customer Engagement
13 28 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (7.58%) Mentoring
15 25 (7.02%) Release Management
16 22 (6.18%) Collaborative Working
17 21 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (5.62%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 184 (51.69%) Python
2 103 (28.93%) Java
3 73 (20.51%) PowerShell
4 72 (20.22%) Bash Shell
4 72 (20.22%) Ruby
5 50 (14.04%) SQL
6 48 (13.48%) C#
7 29 (8.15%) Go
8 28 (7.87%) JavaScript
9 21 (5.90%) Perl
10 18 (5.06%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.65%) C++
12 9 (2.53%) Scala
13 8 (2.25%) R
14 5 (1.40%) C
14 5 (1.40%) PHP
15 4 (1.12%) Groovy
16 3 (0.84%) Clojure
17 2 (0.56%) Java 9
17 2 (0.56%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 26 (7.30%) Degree
2 14 (3.93%) AWS Certification
3 12 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.69%) RHCE
5 5 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.12%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) LPIC
8 2 (0.56%) RHCT
9 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.06%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) GDPR
3 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) NIST
System Software
1 159 (44.66%) Docker
2 24 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (3.65%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.40%) oVirt
5 5 (1.40%) RHEV
6 3 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.56%) LXC
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.56%) Varnish
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 181 (50.84%) Puppet
2 164 (46.07%) Kubernetes
3 148 (41.57%) Ansible
4 141 (39.61%) Terraform
5 138 (38.76%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (10.67%) Prometheus
7 25 (7.02%) Consul
7 25 (7.02%) Kibana
8 24 (6.74%) Rundeck
9 21 (5.90%) Nagios
10 18 (5.06%) Grafana
11 17 (4.78%) logstash
12 14 (3.93%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (3.93%) ZABBIX
13 12 (3.37%) Salt
14 11 (3.09%) Graphite
15 7 (1.97%) HAProxy
16 6 (1.69%) SCOM
17 4 (1.12%) Cacti
17 4 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.27%) Splunk
3 30 (8.43%) Google
4 26 (7.30%) VMware
5 24 (6.74%) Delphix
5 24 (6.74%) RedGate
5 24 (6.74%) ServiceNow
6 21 (5.90%) Micro Focus
7 20 (5.62%) Oracle
8 17 (4.78%) New Relic
9 11 (3.09%) AppDynamics
9 11 (3.09%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.25%) Ab Initio
10 8 (2.25%) Dynatrace
10 8 (2.25%) Informatica
10 8 (2.25%) Teradata
11 7 (1.97%) F5
12 6 (1.69%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.69%) Cisco
12 6 (1.69%) SaltStack