Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Consultant was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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

Development Operations Consultant
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 914 753 946
Rank change year-on-year -161 +193 +139
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Consultant 80 38 174
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.055% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.058% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 73 18 79
10th Percentile £55,250 £55,000 £53,400
25th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £91,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,500 £106,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57% -8.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 103,036 66,047 138,071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.02% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73,260 53,902 111,627
10th Percentile £31,986 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

DevOps Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured DevOps Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Consultant in the UK

DevOps Consultant
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Consultant.

Salary trend for DevOps Consultant in the UK

DevOps Consultant
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Consultant over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Consultant in the UK

DevOps Consultant
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 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
England -115 70 £80,000 +6.67% 22
London -93 50 £80,000 - 16
Work from Home - 23 £67,500 - 4
UK excluding London -138 20 £90,000 +33.33% 6
South East -85 7 £85,000 +25.93% 3
North West - 6 £100,000 - 3
North of England - 6 £100,000 - 3
Midlands - 5 £100,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £100,000 -
South West -69 1 - -
Scotland -83 1 £37,500 -6.25%
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

DevOps Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, DevOps Consultant 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 featuring DevOps Consultant in the job title.

1 80 (100.00%) DevOps
2 64 (80.00%) AWS
3 54 (67.50%) Kubernetes
3 54 (67.50%) Terraform
4 53 (66.25%) Azure
5 50 (62.50%) Ansible
6 46 (57.50%) Python
7 45 (56.25%) GCP
8 43 (53.75%) Docker
9 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (43.75%) Social Skills
11 32 (40.00%) Jenkins
12 25 (31.25%) Bash Shell
12 25 (31.25%) Linux
13 24 (30.00%) Puppet
14 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
15 21 (26.25%) Opscode Chef
16 20 (25.00%) Microservices
16 20 (25.00%) Java
17 19 (23.75%) Google
17 19 (23.75%) PowerShell
18 18 (22.50%) Configuration Management
19 17 (21.25%) Go
20 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
20 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
20 16 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
20 16 (20.00%) Observability
21 15 (18.75%) Presentation Skills
21 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
22 14 (17.50%) NoSQL

DevOps Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.75%) nginx
3 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 2 (2.50%) JBoss
3 2 (2.50%) Traefik
3 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Sentinel
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 64 (80.00%) AWS
2 53 (66.25%) Azure
3 45 (56.25%) GCP
4 14 (17.50%) AWS CodePipeline
4 14 (17.50%) IaaS
5 8 (10.00%) PaaS
6 6 (7.50%) Amazon EKS
6 6 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (7.50%) OpenShift
7 5 (6.25%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (6.25%) MinIO
8 4 (5.00%) SaaS
9 3 (3.75%) Azure Pipelines
9 3 (3.75%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (3.75%) Stackdriver
10 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
10 2 (2.50%) Google Workspace
10 2 (2.50%) Serverless
11 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) Firewall
2 7 (8.75%) VPN
3 3 (3.75%) SAN
3 3 (3.75%) SD-WAN
3 3 (3.75%) VSAN
4 2 (2.50%) Calico
4 2 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.75%) Big Data
3 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.00%) GitLab
4 6 (7.50%) JIRA
4 6 (7.50%) SonarQube
4 6 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.00%) Travis CI
6 3 (3.75%) CircleCI
6 3 (3.75%) Spinnaker
6 3 (3.75%) Terragrunt
7 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.25%) Gradle
7 1 (1.25%) Maven
General
1 35 (43.75%) Social Skills
2 15 (18.75%) Presentation Skills
3 9 (11.25%) Automotive
4 6 (7.50%) Banking
4 6 (7.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.25%) Public Sector
6 4 (5.00%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Finance
8 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.25%) Billing
8 1 (1.25%) Marketing
8 1 (1.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) Kafka
2 11 (13.75%) .NET
3 10 (12.50%) Web Services
4 6 (7.50%) LDAP
5 5 (6.25%) Node.js
6 3 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.25%) HTML
7 1 (1.25%) React
7 1 (1.25%) Sass
7 1 (1.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Cloud Native
2 12 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (11.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) Unix
3 5 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.75%) SUSE
6 1 (1.25%) CentOS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) DevOps
2 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
4 20 (25.00%) Microservices
5 18 (22.50%) Configuration Management
6 16 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 16 (20.00%) Observability
7 14 (17.50%) Infrastructure Automation
8 11 (13.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.50%) Open Source
9 10 (12.50%) Scrum
10 9 (11.25%) Fintech
11 8 (10.00%) Product Strategy
11 8 (10.00%) Software Delivery
11 8 (10.00%) Use Case
12 7 (8.75%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (57.50%) Python
2 25 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 20 (25.00%) Java
4 19 (23.75%) PowerShell
5 17 (21.25%) Go
6 11 (13.75%) C#
7 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby
7 5 (6.25%) SQL
8 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.75%) C
9 3 (3.75%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) GDPR
1 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (53.75%) Docker
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) Ceph
4 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.75%) KVM
5 3 (3.75%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.50%) Gluster
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
7 1 (1.25%) GPFS
7 1 (1.25%) NFS
7 1 (1.25%) Samba
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (67.50%) Kubernetes
1 54 (67.50%) Terraform
2 50 (62.50%) Ansible
3 24 (30.00%) Puppet
4 21 (26.25%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (7.50%) Istio
5 6 (7.50%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (7.50%) Salt
6 5 (6.25%) Mesos
7 4 (5.00%) Nagios
7 4 (5.00%) Prometheus
8 3 (3.75%) Consul
8 3 (3.75%) HAProxy
8 3 (3.75%) Packer
8 3 (3.75%) vCenter Server
8 3 (3.75%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.50%) linkerd
9 2 (2.50%) Rancher
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Google
2 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.00%) VMware
4 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 10 (12.50%) Splunk
5 9 (11.25%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.75%) Dynatrace
6 3 (3.75%) F5
6 3 (3.75%) IBM
6 3 (3.75%) SaltStack
6 3 (3.75%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle
7 2 (2.50%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco
8 1 (1.25%) Informatica
8 1 (1.25%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto