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The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 101 81 113
Rank change year-on-year -20 +32 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 5,584 3,452 2,518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.34% 3.68% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 3.98% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,697 2,928 2,076
10th Percentile £48,750 £38,925 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% - -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £92,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +21.74% - -

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 154,420 86,662 86,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 92.42% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 83,076 65,937 69,890
10th Percentile £32,386 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 18 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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -25 4,592 £72,500 +11.54% 576
London -24 2,713 £80,000 +4.92% 324
Work from Home -24 2,651 £75,000 +20.00% 288
UK excluding London -31 2,034 £70,000 +21.74% 269
North of England -44 594 £63,750 +10.87% 81
South East -32 495 £72,500 +16.00% 55
North West -33 300 £65,000 +13.04% 45
Midlands -6 281 £67,500 +9.31% 46
Yorkshire -46 250 £67,500 +12.50% 26
South West -19 239 £70,000 +33.33% 26
Scotland -10 202 £62,500 +19.05% 16
West Midlands -10 186 £67,500 +8.00% 17
East of England -19 160 £70,000 +7.69% 37
East Midlands -11 93 £60,000 +20.00% 29
North East -29 44 £62,500 +38.89% 10
Northern Ireland +14 39 £57,500 +6.98% 3
Wales -38 32 £60,000 - 6
Isle of Man +21 1 £90,000 +30.43%

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following 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 5,584 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3,795 (67.96%) AWS
3 3,511 (62.88%) Terraform
4 3,457 (61.91%) Kubernetes
5 3,403 (60.94%) CI/CD
6 2,993 (53.60%) Docker
7 2,803 (50.20%) Azure
8 2,653 (47.51%) Python
9 2,305 (41.28%) Linux
10 2,293 (41.06%) Infrastructure as Code
11 2,292 (41.05%) Ansible
12 2,088 (37.39%) Agile
13 2,009 (35.98%) Jenkins
14 1,496 (26.79%) GCP
15 1,388 (24.86%) Bash
16 1,190 (21.31%) Git (software)
17 1,150 (20.59%) Finance
18 1,139 (20.40%) Configuration Management
19 1,027 (18.39%) Java
20 949 (16.99%) AWS CloudFormation
21 940 (16.83%) Puppet
22 874 (15.65%) Social Skills
23 865 (15.49%) PowerShell
24 814 (14.58%) Microservices
25 803 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
26 801 (14.34%) Go
27 800 (14.33%) Serverless
28 768 (13.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
29 766 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
30 730 (13.07%) Windows

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
1 265 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
2 174 (3.12%) IIS
3 145 (2.60%) Confluence
4 134 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 131 (2.35%) nginx
6 122 (2.18%) Apache
7 110 (1.97%) OpenStack
8 99 (1.77%) JBoss
9 40 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 30 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
11 27 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 26 (0.47%) SharePoint
13 23 (0.41%) CMS
14 14 (0.25%) Commerce Server
15 13 (0.23%) Apache Pulsar
15 13 (0.23%) ArcGIS
15 13 (0.23%) Headless CMS
15 13 (0.23%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.16%) Maple
5 8 (0.14%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 18 (0.32%) R3 Corda
2 12 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.20%) Summit
4 8 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
5 4 (0.072%) Shopify
6 3 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3,795 (67.96%) AWS
2 2,803 (50.20%) Azure
3 1,496 (26.79%) GCP
4 949 (16.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 800 (14.33%) Serverless
6 606 (10.85%) GitHub
7 514 (9.20%) PaaS
8 505 (9.04%) SaaS
9 488 (8.74%) Amazon EC2
10 472 (8.45%) AWS Lambda
11 347 (6.21%) Amazon ECS
12 321 (5.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 301 (5.39%) Amazon S3
13 301 (5.39%) IaaS
14 298 (5.34%) Amazon EKS
15 263 (4.71%) OpenShift
16 234 (4.19%) Datadog
17 199 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
18 190 (3.40%) AWS CodePipeline
19 189 (3.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 407 (7.29%) Firewall
2 226 (4.05%) DNS
3 163 (2.92%) Internet
4 122 (2.18%) VPN
5 112 (2.01%) HTTP
6 101 (1.81%) TCP/IP
7 75 (1.34%) Network Security
8 54 (0.97%) SSL
9 51 (0.91%) DHCP
10 37 (0.66%) FTP
11 32 (0.57%) Broadband
12 30 (0.54%) IPv6
13 25 (0.45%) SSH
14 23 (0.41%) DSL
15 22 (0.39%) HTTPS
15 22 (0.39%) VLAN
16 21 (0.38%) WAN
17 20 (0.36%) LAN
18 17 (0.30%) IPv4
18 17 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (7.74%) MySQL
2 431 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
3 349 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
4 309 (5.53%) NoSQL
5 223 (3.99%) MongoDB
6 212 (3.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 198 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 183 (3.28%) Redis
9 171 (3.06%) Big Data
10 151 (2.70%) SQL Server
11 112 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 83 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 73 (1.31%) MariaDB
14 69 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
15 66 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 61 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
17 54 (0.97%) Amazon Aurora
18 53 (0.95%) InfluxDB
19 38 (0.68%) BigQuery
20 36 (0.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2,009 (35.98%) Jenkins
2 1,190 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 547 (9.80%) GitLab
4 406 (7.27%) TeamCity
5 356 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 300 (5.37%) JIRA
7 255 (4.57%) CircleCI
8 195 (3.49%) Bitbucket
9 189 (3.38%) Maven
10 166 (2.97%) Subversion
11 142 (2.54%) SonarQube
12 120 (2.15%) Gradle
13 109 (1.95%) Artifactory
14 101 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 96 (1.72%) Travis CI
16 88 (1.58%) Selenium
17 78 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
18 77 (1.38%) Spinnaker
19 75 (1.34%) GoCD
19 75 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,150 (20.59%) Finance
2 874 (15.65%) Social Skills
3 553 (9.90%) Public Sector
4 464 (8.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 353 (6.32%) Banking
6 287 (5.14%) Retail
7 266 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
8 221 (3.96%) Games
9 148 (2.65%) Manufacturing
10 102 (1.83%) Law
11 90 (1.61%) Marketing
12 79 (1.41%) Telecoms
13 72 (1.29%) Advertising
14 70 (1.25%) Tech for Good
15 63 (1.13%) Legal
16 60 (1.07%) Financial Institution
17 51 (0.91%) Automotive
18 50 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
19 48 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
20 43 (0.77%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
2 435 (7.79%) Node.js
3 314 (5.62%) Kafka
4 297 (5.32%) .NET
5 245 (4.39%) React
6 218 (3.90%) ARM Templates
7 180 (3.22%) REST
8 126 (2.26%) YAML
9 124 (2.22%) Web Services
10 114 (2.04%) Spring
11 97 (1.74%) OAuth
12 96 (1.72%) OAuth2
13 81 (1.45%) LAMP
14 80 (1.43%) JSON
14 80 (1.43%) Spring Boot
15 79 (1.41%) GraphQL
15 79 (1.41%) RESTful
16 77 (1.38%) Velocity
17 63 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
18 51 (0.91%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 480 (8.60%) Cloud Native
2 453 (8.11%) Public Cloud
3 278 (4.98%) Private Cloud
4 225 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
5 196 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 194 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 137 (2.45%) Virtual Team
8 133 (2.38%) IoT
9 131 (2.35%) Mobile App
10 114 (2.04%) Life Science
11 112 (2.01%) Blockchain
12 110 (1.97%) Management Information System
13 93 (1.67%) Data Centre
14 87 (1.56%) iPhone
15 78 (1.40%) User Experience
16 73 (1.31%) Cyberattack
17 63 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
17 63 (1.13%) Social Network
18 60 (1.07%) Educational Technology
19 56 (1.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,305 (41.28%) Linux
2 730 (13.07%) Windows
3 398 (7.13%) Unix
4 234 (4.19%) Windows Server
5 163 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 137 (2.45%) CentOS
7 72 (1.29%) Ubuntu
8 49 (0.88%) Mesosphere
9 40 (0.72%) VMS
10 30 (0.54%) Android
11 27 (0.48%) Debian
11 27 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 24 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 21 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.29%) CoreOS
15 15 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
15 15 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (0.25%) Alpine Linux
17 10 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,584 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3,403 (60.94%) CI/CD
3 2,293 (41.06%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2,088 (37.39%) Agile
5 1,139 (20.40%) Configuration Management
6 814 (14.58%) Microservices
7 803 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
8 768 (13.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 766 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
10 638 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 637 (11.41%) Software Engineering
12 586 (10.49%) Scrum
13 535 (9.58%) SDLC
14 477 (8.54%) Open Source
15 435 (7.79%) Platform Engineering
16 419 (7.50%) Mentoring
17 399 (7.15%) Fintech
18 381 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 362 (6.48%) Coaching
20 329 (5.89%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,653 (47.51%) Python
2 1,388 (24.86%) Bash
3 1,027 (18.39%) Java
4 865 (15.49%) PowerShell
5 801 (14.34%) Go
6 580 (10.39%) SQL
7 432 (7.74%) Ruby
8 431 (7.72%) JavaScript
9 335 (6.00%) C#
10 308 (5.52%) Groovy
11 201 (3.60%) Perl
12 200 (3.58%) Shell Script
13 193 (3.46%) PHP
14 169 (3.03%) TypeScript
15 116 (2.08%) C++
16 82 (1.47%) Scala
17 59 (1.06%) Kotlin
18 56 (1.00%) C
19 46 (0.82%) Rust
20 39 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 556 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 379 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 331 (5.93%) Degree
4 179 (3.21%) AWS Certification
5 124 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 53 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 36 (0.64%) Master's Degree
8 22 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.18%) CEH
12 10 (0.18%) CREST Certified
13 8 (0.14%) CCA
13 8 (0.14%) CISSP
14 7 (0.13%) CISM
14 7 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.13%) PhD
14 7 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (3.98%) QA
2 42 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (0.75%) SOC 2
3 33 (0.59%) GDPR
4 27 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.36%) Accessibility
5 20 (0.36%) SLA
6 18 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 13 (0.23%) GRC
9 11 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.16%) PMO
11 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.072%) FedRAMP
12 4 (0.072%) GxP
12 4 (0.072%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.036%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.018%) NCSC
14 1 (0.018%) NIST
System Software
1 2,993 (53.60%) Docker
2 161 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
4 86 (1.54%) Active Directory
5 49 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 37 (0.66%) KVM
7 26 (0.47%) LXC
7 26 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 24 (0.43%) vSphere
9 18 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 17 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.30%) Xen
11 15 (0.27%) zsh
12 12 (0.21%) Ceph
13 9 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.13%) Varnish
15 2 (0.036%) Firmware
15 2 (0.036%) NFS
15 2 (0.036%) Samba
15 2 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3,511 (62.88%) Terraform
2 3,457 (61.91%) Kubernetes
3 2,292 (41.05%) Ansible
4 940 (16.83%) Puppet
5 714 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
6 533 (9.55%) Prometheus
7 449 (8.04%) Grafana
8 196 (3.51%) Istio
9 127 (2.27%) Kibana
10 125 (2.24%) Packer
11 107 (1.92%) ZABBIX
12 103 (1.84%) Consul
13 77 (1.38%) Rancher
14 66 (1.18%) Nagios
15 57 (1.02%) logstash
16 56 (1.00%) Graphite
17 54 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
17 54 (0.97%) Graylog
18 52 (0.93%) HAProxy
19 48 (0.86%) Kiali
Vendors
1 478 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 418 (7.49%) Google
3 332 (5.95%) Splunk
4 201 (3.60%) Oracle
5 194 (3.47%) New Relic
6 192 (3.44%) VMware
7 165 (2.95%) Red Hat
8 120 (2.15%) SaltStack
9 101 (1.81%) Dynatrace
10 65 (1.16%) Atlassian
11 56 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 54 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
13 49 (0.88%) Facebook
14 47 (0.84%) AppDynamics
15 42 (0.75%) SAP
16 40 (0.72%) PagerDuty
17 38 (0.68%) Perforce
18 36 (0.64%) Dell
18 36 (0.64%) IBM
19 35 (0.63%) F5