Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 73 131
Rank change year-on-year -29 +58 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 4,038 2,034 3,604
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 4.11% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 4.32% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,152 1,751 2,904
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £78,875 £81,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £56,399
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.48% +2.54%

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 115,862 47,056 130,125
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.02% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 80,103 39,381 105,237
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 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 -30 3,594 £70,000 +7.69% 782
UK excluding London -22 1,927 £60,000 +9.09% 417
London -56 1,739 £80,000 +10.34% 407
Work from Home -30 1,101 £67,500 +17.39% 182
North of England -2 683 £60,000 +6.67% 115
South East 0 486 £65,000 +8.33% 98
North West +3 325 £62,500 +6.84% 69
Yorkshire -21 281 £60,000 - 32
Midlands -41 264 £62,500 +8.70% 59
South West -37 244 £60,000 +14.29% 40
West Midlands -12 218 £65,000 +8.33% 36
Scotland -37 149 £65,000 +18.18% 38
North East +14 84 £47,500 - 14
East of England -85 79 £60,000 +14.29% 59
East Midlands -49 46 £55,000 +15.79% 23
Wales -61 23 £60,000 +26.32% 8
Northern Ireland -23 22 £75,000 +66.67% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 4,038 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,613 (64.71%) Terraform
3 2,592 (64.19%) AWS
4 2,374 (58.79%) Kubernetes
5 2,149 (53.22%) Docker
6 1,835 (45.44%) Azure
7 1,735 (42.97%) Python
8 1,637 (40.54%) Infrastructure as Code
9 1,625 (40.24%) Linux
10 1,539 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
11 1,322 (32.74%) Jenkins
12 1,315 (32.57%) Ansible
13 995 (24.64%) Bash Shell
14 860 (21.30%) Puppet
15 756 (18.72%) PowerShell
16 731 (18.10%) AWS CloudFormation
17 721 (17.86%) Configuration Management
18 712 (17.63%) GCP
19 690 (17.09%) Git (software)
20 652 (16.15%) Java
21 642 (15.90%) Opscode Chef
22 631 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
23 581 (14.39%) Social Skills
24 579 (14.34%) Finance
25 553 (13.69%) Go
26 528 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
27 497 (12.31%) Serverless
28 463 (11.47%) Windows
29 457 (11.32%) Security Cleared
30 451 (11.17%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 80 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (1.71%) Confluence
3 64 (1.58%) Apache
4 58 (1.44%) nginx
5 51 (1.26%) IIS
6 43 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 28 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 25 (0.62%) JBoss
9 23 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 21 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 20 (0.50%) Traefik
12 19 (0.47%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.40%) WordPress
14 13 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
15 8 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.20%) GemFire
16 7 (0.17%) Jupyter
16 7 (0.17%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.15%) Drupal
18 4 (0.099%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.050%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.050%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.025%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.099%) Magento
3 3 (0.074%) Summit
4 2 (0.050%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.050%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,592 (64.19%) AWS
2 1,835 (45.44%) Azure
3 731 (18.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 712 (17.63%) GCP
5 497 (12.31%) Serverless
6 318 (7.88%) GitHub
7 306 (7.58%) SaaS
8 286 (7.08%) Amazon ECS
9 248 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
10 220 (5.45%) PaaS
11 212 (5.25%) Amazon EKS
12 203 (5.03%) IaaS
13 176 (4.36%) Amazon EC2
14 155 (3.84%) Amazon S3
15 138 (3.42%) Pulumi
16 120 (2.97%) OpenShift
17 114 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
18 112 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 107 (2.65%) Datadog
20 94 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 164 (4.06%) Firewall
2 137 (3.39%) DNS
3 113 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 79 (1.96%) Network Security
5 65 (1.61%) HTTP
6 54 (1.34%) VPN
7 52 (1.29%) Internet
8 27 (0.67%) IPv6
8 27 (0.67%) SSL
9 25 (0.62%) Broadband
10 21 (0.52%) DHCP
11 19 (0.47%) WAN
12 17 (0.42%) LAN
13 16 (0.40%) IPv4
14 9 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (0.20%) NAS
15 8 (0.20%) tcpdump
15 8 (0.20%) VLAN
16 7 (0.17%) IPsec
16 7 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (6.39%) MySQL
2 237 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
3 158 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 139 (3.44%) Redis
5 124 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 117 (2.90%) SQL Server
7 109 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
8 84 (2.08%) Big Data
9 83 (2.06%) MariaDB
10 81 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 78 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 50 (1.24%) Relational Database
13 45 (1.11%) Hadoop
14 36 (0.89%) Blockchain
15 35 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 31 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (0.52%) BigQuery
18 19 (0.47%) Data Lake
19 18 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (0.45%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1,322 (32.74%) Jenkins
2 690 (17.09%) Git (software)
3 413 (10.23%) GitLab
4 288 (7.13%) JIRA
5 280 (6.93%) TeamCity
6 210 (5.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 168 (4.16%) Bitbucket
8 151 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 116 (2.87%) Artifactory
10 80 (1.98%) CircleCI
11 75 (1.86%) JMeter
12 64 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 59 (1.46%) Maven
14 56 (1.39%) SonarQube
15 55 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
16 41 (1.02%) Cucumber
17 38 (0.94%) Subversion
18 37 (0.92%) Selenium
19 36 (0.89%) Gradle
20 31 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 581 (14.39%) Social Skills
2 579 (14.34%) Finance
3 149 (3.69%) Retail
4 140 (3.47%) Banking
5 133 (3.29%) Public Sector
6 112 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (2.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 68 (1.68%) Law
9 56 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 51 (1.26%) Games
11 46 (1.14%) Marketing
12 38 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 36 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 32 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
15 27 (0.67%) Retail Finance
16 26 (0.64%) Electronics
17 20 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 19 (0.47%) Publishing
19 14 (0.35%) Presentation Skills
20 13 (0.32%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (5.97%) .NET
2 232 (5.75%) Web Services
3 188 (4.66%) ARM Templates
4 185 (4.58%) Kafka
5 160 (3.96%) Node.js
6 141 (3.49%) Elastic Stack
7 87 (2.15%) YAML
8 81 (2.01%) OAuth
9 80 (1.98%) OAuth2
10 72 (1.78%) JSON
11 63 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
12 55 (1.36%) .NET Core
13 49 (1.21%) React
14 48 (1.19%) Spring
15 44 (1.09%) LAMP
16 41 (1.02%) .NET Framework
17 36 (0.89%) RESTful
18 33 (0.82%) Velocity
19 32 (0.79%) REST
20 31 (0.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 226 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
2 187 (4.63%) Cloud Native
3 172 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 91 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
5 84 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 74 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
7 57 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 41 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 32 (0.79%) Hedge funds
10 32 (0.79%) NHS
11 24 (0.59%) Cyberattack
11 24 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 23 (0.57%) Management Information System
13 19 (0.47%) Algorithms
13 19 (0.47%) Clustering
13 19 (0.47%) e-Learning
13 19 (0.47%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1,625 (40.24%) Linux
2 463 (11.47%) Windows
3 202 (5.00%) Unix
4 122 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 92 (2.28%) CentOS
7 42 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 36 (0.89%) Debian
9 21 (0.52%) VMS
10 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (0.30%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.25%) Fedora
13 10 (0.25%) zOS
14 8 (0.20%) Android
15 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.12%) AIX
16 5 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.099%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,038 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,637 (40.54%) Infrastructure as Code
3 1,539 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
4 721 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 631 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
6 528 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
7 451 (11.17%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 431 (10.67%) Deployment Automation
9 427 (10.57%) Microservices
10 407 (10.08%) Software Engineering
11 343 (8.49%) Scrum
12 269 (6.66%) Test Automation
13 253 (6.27%) Fintech
14 248 (6.14%) SDLC
15 240 (5.94%) Migration
16 216 (5.35%) Mentoring
17 204 (5.05%) Load Balancing
18 185 (4.58%) Open Source
19 158 (3.91%) Analytics
20 136 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,735 (42.97%) Python
2 995 (24.64%) Bash Shell
3 756 (18.72%) PowerShell
4 652 (16.15%) Java
5 553 (13.69%) Go
6 440 (10.90%) Ruby
7 338 (8.37%) C#
8 334 (8.27%) SQL
9 244 (6.04%) JavaScript
10 163 (4.04%) Groovy
11 155 (3.84%) PHP
12 141 (3.49%) Shell Script
13 110 (2.72%) Perl
14 85 (2.11%) TypeScript
15 42 (1.04%) C++
16 38 (0.94%) Scala
17 34 (0.84%) C
18 24 (0.59%) Rust
19 23 (0.57%) R
20 21 (0.52%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 457 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 382 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 149 (3.69%) AWS Certification
4 142 (3.52%) Degree
5 28 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 20 (0.50%) OCP
6 20 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
7 19 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.099%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.074%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.074%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.025%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.025%) CCNP
12 1 (0.025%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.025%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.025%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.025%) RHCE
12 1 (0.025%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.42%) QA
2 32 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.47%) SLA
4 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.099%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.050%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.025%) EMIR
7 1 (0.025%) GDPR
7 1 (0.025%) MiFID
7 1 (0.025%) NCSC
7 1 (0.025%) NIST
7 1 (0.025%) PMO
System Software
1 2,149 (53.22%) Docker
2 83 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 65 (1.61%) Active Directory
5 23 (0.57%) vSphere
6 21 (0.52%) Varnish
7 12 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.25%) HDFS
9 9 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.17%) KVM
10 7 (0.17%) LXC
11 6 (0.15%) Firmware
12 4 (0.099%) iptables
12 4 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.099%) Xen
13 3 (0.074%) zsh
14 1 (0.025%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.025%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2,613 (64.71%) Terraform
2 2,374 (58.79%) Kubernetes
3 1,315 (32.57%) Ansible
4 860 (21.30%) Puppet
5 642 (15.90%) Opscode Chef
6 323 (8.00%) Grafana
7 294 (7.28%) Prometheus
8 81 (2.01%) Packer
9 69 (1.71%) Istio
9 69 (1.71%) Nagios
10 47 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
11 46 (1.14%) Rancher
12 41 (1.02%) Consul
13 37 (0.92%) CFEngine
14 33 (0.82%) Salt
15 27 (0.67%) Icinga
16 26 (0.64%) Kibana
17 24 (0.59%) Cobbler
18 22 (0.54%) HAProxy
18 22 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 330 (8.17%) Google
2 278 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 167 (4.14%) SaltStack
4 150 (3.71%) VMware
5 128 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 108 (2.67%) Oracle
7 99 (2.45%) Splunk
8 75 (1.86%) New Relic
9 43 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 32 (0.79%) SAP
11 29 (0.72%) AppDynamics
12 23 (0.57%) LexisNexis
13 20 (0.50%) Cisco
13 20 (0.50%) Dynatrace
13 20 (0.50%) IBM
14 16 (0.40%) ServiceNow
15 15 (0.37%) Databricks
16 13 (0.32%) F5
17 11 (0.27%) Okta
17 11 (0.27%) Veracode