Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 222 349
Rank change year-on-year +59 +127 +153
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,618 2,668 1,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.52% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.57% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,067 2,278 1,718
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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 +63 3,431 £60,000 - 596
London +45 1,915 £67,500 +3.85% 320
UK excluding London +74 1,654 £55,000 +10.00% 303
North of England +53 512 £52,500 +5.00% 88
South East +67 466 £55,000 +7.84% 78
North West +56 259 £57,500 +15.00% 48
Yorkshire +45 228 £52,500 +10.53% 35
Midlands +32 195 £52,500 - 45
East of England +59 173 £57,500 +9.52% 36
South West +69 167 £50,000 +11.11% 28
East Midlands +32 110 £52,500 +10.53% 25
Scotland +35 107 £52,500 +20.00% 18
West Midlands +16 85 £50,000 -9.09% 19
Wales -6 31 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North East -19 25 £45,000 +10.43% 5
Northern Ireland -12 4 £40,000 +19.40% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 3,618 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,480 (68.55%) Linux
3 2,181 (60.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1,852 (51.19%) Python
5 1,796 (49.64%) Puppet
6 1,730 (47.82%) Ansible
7 1,571 (43.42%) Docker
8 1,524 (42.12%) Opscode Chef
9 1,443 (39.88%) Jenkins
10 1,208 (33.39%) Configuration Management
11 1,195 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
12 1,109 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
13 975 (26.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 935 (25.84%) Java
15 893 (24.68%) Bash Shell
16 885 (24.46%) Ruby
17 884 (24.43%) Windows
18 864 (23.88%) Terraform
19 849 (23.47%) Kubernetes
20 745 (20.59%) Git (software)
21 619 (17.11%) Finance
22 598 (16.53%) PowerShell
23 549 (15.17%) SQL
24 497 (13.74%) Web Services
25 475 (13.13%) Unix
26 473 (13.07%) Perl
27 427 (11.80%) Continuous Delivery
28 421 (11.64%) VMware
29 420 (11.61%) MySQL
30 419 (11.58%) TeamCity

DevOps Engineer 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
1 283 (7.82%) Apache
2 255 (7.05%) nginx
3 247 (6.83%) Elasticsearch
4 204 (5.64%) Tomcat
5 189 (5.22%) OpenStack
6 176 (4.86%) IIS
7 165 (4.56%) Confluence
8 97 (2.68%) Apache Spark
9 92 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 53 (1.46%) WebSphere
11 42 (1.16%) Apache Solr
12 40 (1.11%) CloudStack
12 40 (1.11%) JBoss
13 22 (0.61%) SharePoint
14 14 (0.39%) CMS
14 14 (0.39%) uWSGI
15 12 (0.33%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.30%) Jetty
17 9 (0.25%) Lightstreamer
18 8 (0.22%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.055%) HipChat
3 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.41%) MetaTrader
2 7 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.055%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.028%) Magento
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.028%) Summit
5 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.028%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.028%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2,181 (60.28%) Amazon AWS
2 975 (26.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 373 (10.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 315 (8.71%) Amazon EC2
5 240 (6.63%) SaaS
6 235 (6.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 181 (5.00%) PaaS
8 173 (4.78%) Amazon S3
8 173 (4.78%) IaaS
9 142 (3.92%) Serverless
10 121 (3.34%) GitHub
11 105 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 99 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 97 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
14 92 (2.54%) Route 53
15 88 (2.43%) Amazon ELB
16 72 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
17 66 (1.82%) OpenShift
18 55 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 50 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 260 (7.19%) Firewall
2 188 (5.20%) DNS
3 152 (4.20%) VPN
4 141 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 117 (3.23%) Internet
6 85 (2.35%) HTTP
7 84 (2.32%) SSL
8 59 (1.63%) DHCP
9 32 (0.88%) Network Security
9 32 (0.88%) SMTP
10 29 (0.80%) VLAN
11 27 (0.75%) SSH
12 26 (0.72%) NetScaler
13 25 (0.69%) FTP
13 25 (0.69%) SNMP
14 24 (0.66%) Wireless
15 23 (0.64%) WAN
16 22 (0.61%) BGP
17 20 (0.55%) LAN
18 19 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (11.61%) MySQL
2 255 (7.05%) MongoDB
3 240 (6.63%) NoSQL
4 231 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 224 (6.19%) Big Data
6 218 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
7 149 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
8 110 (3.04%) Redis
9 102 (2.82%) Hadoop
10 90 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 65 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 64 (1.77%) Relational Database
13 40 (1.11%) Blockchain
14 36 (1.00%) MariaDB
15 35 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 29 (0.80%) Neo4j
17 22 (0.61%) Apache Hive
18 21 (0.58%) Couchbase
19 20 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
20 17 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,443 (39.88%) Jenkins
2 745 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 419 (11.58%) TeamCity
4 316 (8.73%) JIRA
5 296 (8.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 246 (6.80%) Maven
7 215 (5.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 181 (5.00%) Vagrant
9 171 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 152 (4.20%) Subversion
11 106 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
12 98 (2.71%) Bitbucket
13 86 (2.38%) Visual Studio
14 77 (2.13%) Gradle
15 72 (1.99%) GitLab
16 71 (1.96%) Ant
17 70 (1.93%) Hudson
18 65 (1.80%) MSBuild
19 63 (1.74%) NuGet
20 57 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 619 (17.11%) Finance
2 183 (5.06%) Banking
3 128 (3.54%) Retail
4 118 (3.26%) Games
5 92 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 47 (1.30%) Marketing
7 45 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.05%) Legal
9 33 (0.91%) Law
10 32 (0.88%) Automotive
11 29 (0.80%) Publishing
11 29 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 28 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.72%) Advertising
15 24 (0.66%) Electronics
16 21 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.33%) Front Office
18 9 (0.25%) Billing
19 4 (0.11%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (13.74%) Web Services
2 330 (9.12%) .NET
3 216 (5.97%) Node.js
4 188 (5.20%) Elastic Stack
5 141 (3.90%) LAMP
6 97 (2.68%) Kafka
7 88 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
8 85 (2.35%) LEMP Stack
9 73 (2.02%) HTML
10 66 (1.82%) JSON
11 59 (1.63%) Spring
12 57 (1.58%) XML
13 53 (1.46%) LDAP
14 52 (1.44%) Middleware
14 52 (1.44%) REST
15 48 (1.33%) AngularJS
16 47 (1.30%) ASP.NET
17 40 (1.11%) RESTful
18 39 (1.08%) SOAP
19 37 (1.02%) React
Miscellaneous
1 193 (5.33%) Fintech
2 179 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 119 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 116 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 95 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
7 88 (2.43%) Private Cloud
8 86 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
9 44 (1.22%) Clustering
10 43 (1.19%) Management Information System
11 40 (1.11%) Replication
12 38 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.05%) Hedge funds
13 32 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
14 29 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
15 24 (0.66%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.61%) Cloud Native
17 19 (0.53%) Semantic Web
18 17 (0.47%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2,480 (68.55%) Linux
2 884 (24.43%) Windows
3 475 (13.13%) Unix
4 322 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 312 (8.62%) CentOS
6 233 (6.44%) Windows Server
7 203 (5.61%) Ubuntu
8 93 (2.57%) Debian
9 49 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (1.33%) CoreOS
11 39 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (0.91%) Android
13 24 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 23 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
15 18 (0.50%) VMS
16 12 (0.33%) DC/OS
17 11 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.30%) Solaris
18 9 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
19 8 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,618 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,208 (33.39%) Configuration Management
3 1,195 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1,109 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
5 427 (11.80%) Continuous Delivery
6 410 (11.33%) Open Source
7 376 (10.39%) Software Engineering
8 359 (9.92%) Test Automation
9 324 (8.96%) Microservices
10 310 (8.57%) Scrum
11 209 (5.78%) Continuous Deployment
12 207 (5.72%) E-Commerce
13 201 (5.56%) High Availability
14 170 (4.70%) TDD
15 157 (4.34%) Mentoring
16 154 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 153 (4.23%) Release Management
18 150 (4.15%) Migration
19 148 (4.09%) SDLC
20 124 (3.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,852 (51.19%) Python
2 935 (25.84%) Java
3 893 (24.68%) Bash Shell
4 885 (24.46%) Ruby
5 598 (16.53%) PowerShell
6 549 (15.17%) SQL
7 473 (13.07%) Perl
8 379 (10.48%) JavaScript
9 326 (9.01%) C#
10 287 (7.93%) PHP
11 239 (6.61%) Go
12 221 (6.11%) Shell Script
13 94 (2.60%) C++
14 80 (2.21%) Groovy
15 51 (1.41%) Scala
16 33 (0.91%) C
17 26 (0.72%) Clojure
18 21 (0.58%) R
18 21 (0.58%) VB
18 21 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (4.95%) Degree
2 98 (2.71%) AWS Certification
3 89 (2.46%) Security Cleared
4 74 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 23 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.39%) MCSA
8 13 (0.36%) MCSE
9 12 (0.33%) RHCE
10 11 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.30%) MCITP
11 7 (0.19%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.17%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.17%) PhD
13 4 (0.11%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.11%) MCSD
14 3 (0.083%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 2 (0.055%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.055%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.90%) QA
2 68 (1.88%) GCP
3 21 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.41%) SLA
6 9 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.083%) PSD2
9 2 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.028%) GDPR
10 1 (0.028%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.028%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,571 (43.42%) Docker
2 270 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 103 (2.85%) Active Directory
5 66 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 61 (1.69%) vSphere
7 60 (1.66%) Xen
8 59 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (1.49%) KVM
9 54 (1.49%) VirtualBox
10 26 (0.72%) Ceph
11 23 (0.64%) LXC
11 23 (0.64%) Varnish
12 22 (0.61%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.50%) NFS
14 16 (0.44%) Samba
15 15 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.41%) Postfix
15 15 (0.41%) XenServer
16 13 (0.36%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 1,796 (49.64%) Puppet
2 1,730 (47.82%) Ansible
3 1,524 (42.12%) Opscode Chef
4 864 (23.88%) Terraform
5 849 (23.47%) Kubernetes
6 225 (6.22%) Packer
7 209 (5.78%) Nagios
8 155 (4.28%) Salt
9 124 (3.43%) Kibana
10 115 (3.18%) Docker Swarm
11 96 (2.65%) logstash
12 70 (1.93%) ZABBIX
13 59 (1.63%) HAProxy
14 58 (1.60%) Cobbler
15 54 (1.49%) Prometheus
16 53 (1.46%) Consul
16 53 (1.46%) Grafana
17 43 (1.19%) Icinga
18 40 (1.11%) Tivoli
19 39 (1.08%) Graphite
Vendors
1 421 (11.64%) VMware
2 408 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 358 (9.89%) Red Hat
4 282 (7.79%) Google
5 194 (5.36%) Oracle
6 129 (3.57%) Splunk
7 107 (2.96%) New Relic
8 105 (2.90%) SaltStack
9 73 (2.02%) Atlassian
10 51 (1.41%) AppDynamics
11 41 (1.13%) EnterpriseDB
12 35 (0.97%) Cisco
13 29 (0.80%) IBM
14 26 (0.72%) Rackspace
15 23 (0.64%) Hortonworks
15 23 (0.64%) SAP
15 23 (0.64%) TIBCO
16 20 (0.55%) F5
17 18 (0.50%) hybris
17 18 (0.50%) SolarWinds