Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 519 574 611
Rank change year-on-year +55 +37 +178
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 143 295 316
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.30% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 126 257 226
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -

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 45,903 79,141 96,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.38% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 36,519 62,095 78,351
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,375 £67,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Senior DevOps in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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 +63 42 £75,000 +1.35% 10
North of England +112 36 £62,500 +4.17% 16
South West +87 32 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland +9 18 £67,500 +25.20%
North West +63 17 £65,000 - 10
Yorkshire +108 14 £58,750 +2.17% 3
East of England +79 5 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Midlands +78 5 £57,000 +1.33% 5
North East +18 5 £47,000 -34.32% 3
East Midlands +52 4 £53,500 -2.73% 2
Wales +6 4 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands +64 1 £60,000 -4.00% 3
Northern Ireland +17 1 £70,000 -
Senior DevOps
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 143 (100.00%) DevOps
2 84 (58.74%) Kubernetes
3 82 (57.34%) AWS
4 75 (52.45%) Docker
5 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (45.45%) Azure
7 64 (44.76%) Jenkins
8 63 (44.06%) Ansible
9 60 (41.96%) Terraform
10 59 (41.26%) Linux
11 52 (36.36%) Python
12 44 (30.77%) Puppet
13 41 (28.67%) Finance
13 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
15 33 (23.08%) Microsoft
15 33 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
16 32 (22.38%) Git (software)
17 28 (19.58%) Windows
17 28 (19.58%) Bash Shell
18 25 (17.48%) Configuration Management
19 24 (16.78%) .NET
19 24 (16.78%) Public Cloud
20 23 (16.08%) GCP
21 22 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
22 21 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 20 (13.99%) Scrum
23 20 (13.99%) Google
24 19 (13.29%) Software Engineering
24 19 (13.29%) Java

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 4 (2.80%) Confluence
2 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 82 (57.34%) AWS
2 65 (45.45%) Azure
3 23 (16.08%) GCP
4 19 (13.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (11.89%) SaaS
6 16 (11.19%) IaaS
6 16 (11.19%) Serverless
7 14 (9.79%) GitHub
8 12 (8.39%) Amazon ECS
9 11 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (7.69%) PaaS
10 9 (6.29%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (6.29%) OpenShift
11 8 (5.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (4.90%) Amazon S3
13 5 (3.50%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (3.50%) Datadog
14 3 (2.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (2.10%) Slack
14 3 (2.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
2 6 (4.20%) VPN
3 4 (2.80%) DHCP
3 4 (2.80%) DNS
3 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.10%) DMZ
4 3 (2.10%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.70%) SMTP
5 1 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.70%) SSH
5 1 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) MySQL
2 6 (4.20%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (4.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.40%) Big Data
5 2 (1.40%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) Aerospike
Development Applications
1 64 (44.76%) Jenkins
2 32 (22.38%) Git (software)
3 17 (11.89%) JIRA
4 11 (7.69%) Maven
5 10 (6.99%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.29%) Ant
6 9 (6.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (6.29%) TeamCity
7 8 (5.59%) GitLab
8 7 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (3.50%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (3.50%) Artifactory
9 5 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.10%) NUnit
12 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.40%) Subversion
General
1 41 (28.67%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.10%) Automotive
4 3 (2.10%) Police
4 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.78%) .NET
2 16 (11.19%) Node.js
3 14 (9.79%) Web Services
4 4 (2.80%) .NET Core
4 4 (2.80%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.80%) CSS
4 4 (2.80%) HTML
5 3 (2.10%) JSON
5 3 (2.10%) React
6 2 (1.40%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.40%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.40%) Laravel
6 2 (1.40%) LINQ
6 2 (1.40%) OAuth
6 2 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.40%) REST
6 2 (1.40%) Spring
6 2 (1.40%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.80%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.80%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (2.80%) Social Media
4 3 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.40%) Blog
5 2 (1.40%) Clustering
5 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.26%) Linux
2 28 (19.58%) Windows
3 10 (6.99%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.90%) CentOS
5 7 (4.90%) Debian
6 5 (3.50%) Unix
7 3 (2.10%) CoreOS
7 3 (2.10%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.40%) Android
8 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (100.00%) DevOps
2 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (17.48%) Configuration Management
5 22 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
6 21 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (13.99%) Scrum
8 19 (13.29%) Deployment Automation
8 19 (13.29%) Software Engineering
9 18 (12.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (12.59%) Release Management
10 17 (11.89%) Infrastructure as Code
11 16 (11.19%) Migration
12 15 (10.49%) Microservices
13 13 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (8.39%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 12 (8.39%) Test Automation
15 11 (7.69%) High Availability
15 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (6.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (36.36%) Python
2 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
3 28 (19.58%) Bash Shell
4 19 (13.29%) Java
5 16 (11.19%) SQL
6 10 (6.99%) C#
6 10 (6.99%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.29%) Go
8 6 (4.20%) PHP
8 6 (4.20%) Ruby
9 5 (3.50%) Perl
10 3 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.40%) C++
11 2 (1.40%) Groovy
11 2 (1.40%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.40%) PHP 7
11 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.70%) Erlang
12 1 (0.70%) Korn
12 1 (0.70%) Rust
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.90%) AWS Certification
4 5 (3.50%) Degree
5 3 (2.10%) RHCE
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.49%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (52.45%) Docker
2 6 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.20%) oVirt
2 6 (4.20%) RHEV
3 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.70%) NFS
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (58.74%) Kubernetes
2 63 (44.06%) Ansible
3 60 (41.96%) Terraform
4 44 (30.77%) Puppet
5 33 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.90%) Packer
7 4 (2.80%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (2.80%) OpenNebula
8 3 (2.10%) Grafana
8 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (2.10%) WSUS
8 3 (2.10%) yum
9 2 (1.40%) Istio
9 2 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.40%) Rancher
9 2 (1.40%) Salt
10 1 (0.70%) Cloudify
10 1 (0.70%) Icinga
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 33 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.99%) Google
3 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.50%) Micro Focus
4 5 (3.50%) VMware
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle
5 4 (2.80%) Rackspace
6 3 (2.10%) Remedy
7 2 (1.40%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.40%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.70%) CommVault
8 1 (0.70%) Confluent
8 1 (0.70%) F5
8 1 (0.70%) Splunk
8 1 (0.70%) Veracode