The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Engineer
UK
Rank 221 298 405
Rank change year-on-year +77 +107  
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1301 1122 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.09% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.13% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1074 980 631
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +75 1269 £60,000 - 209
London +63 763 £65,000 - 115
South East +106 170 £51,000 -2.85% 25
City of London +14 103 £65,000 -7.14% 27
North West +40 101 £52,500 +10.52% 21
Yorkshire +23 95 £55,000 +29.41% 24
Manchester +29 92 £52,500 +13.51% 16
Berkshire +84 76 £57,500 - 7
West Yorkshire +30 73 £55,000 +29.41% 18
Leeds +43 71 £55,000 +22.22% 17
East of England +31 58 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Reading +72 47 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Surrey +32 32 £51,000 -2.85% 5
Cambridge +24 32 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Cambridgeshire +23 32 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West +21 32 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Hampshire +29 23 £45,000 -18.18% 4
East Midlands +5 22 £47,500 -5.00%
Oxfordshire -12 17 £57,500 -28.12% 6
Sheffield +21 15 £57,500 +64.28% 2
South Yorkshire +18 15 £57,500 +130.00% 2
Nottingham +16 15 £47,500 -2.56%
Nottinghamshire +13 15 £47,500 -2.56%
West Midlands +34 13 £50,000 +37.93% 5
South Wales +16 13 £60,000 +75.18% 2
Cardiff +12 13 £60,000 +75.18% 2
Wales +9 13 £60,000 +75.18% 2
West Sussex - 13 £50,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +16 12 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North East +14 11 £32,500 +10.16% 4

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 2657 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1979 (74.48%) Linux
3 1458 (54.87%) Puppet
4 1448 (54.50%) Python
5 1285 (48.36%) Amazon AWS
6 1280 (48.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1186 (44.64%) Ansible
8 1043 (39.25%) Jenkins
9 954 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
10 934 (35.15%) Continuous Integration
11 916 (34.47%) Docker
12 881 (33.16%) Ruby
13 879 (33.08%) Configuration Management
14 869 (32.71%) Bash Shell
15 724 (27.25%) Java
16 634 (23.86%) Git (software)
17 608 (22.88%) Windows
18 547 (20.59%) SQL
19 462 (17.39%) Unix
20 448 (16.86%) Perl
21 439 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
22 387 (14.57%) Finance
23 380 (14.30%) PowerShell
24 368 (13.85%) Scrum
25 354 (13.32%) Red Hat
25 354 (13.32%) MySQL
26 342 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 332 (12.50%) Open Source
28 328 (12.34%) Web Services
29 327 (12.31%) VMware

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 311 (11.70%) Apache
2 246 (9.26%) IIS
3 203 (7.64%) OpenStack
4 186 (7.00%) Elasticsearch
5 165 (6.21%) Tomcat
6 126 (4.74%) nginx
7 116 (4.37%) CloudStack
8 107 (4.03%) JBoss
9 98 (3.69%) WebSphere
10 97 (3.65%) WebLogic
11 96 (3.61%) Confluence
12 53 (1.99%) Apache Spark
13 31 (1.17%) Apache Solr
14 23 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
15 15 (0.56%) WordPress
16 13 (0.49%) ColdFusion
17 11 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
18 10 (0.38%) CMS
19 8 (0.30%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 67 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.23%) HipChat
3 3 (0.11%) GNU Octave
3 3 (0.11%) MS Office
4 2 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.49%) Magento
4 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1285 (48.36%) Amazon AWS
2 439 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (6.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 154 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
5 137 (5.16%) SaaS
6 98 (3.69%) Amazon S3
7 85 (3.20%) GitHub
8 64 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 61 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
9 61 (2.30%) PaaS
10 58 (2.18%) IaaS
11 54 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 50 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
13 44 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
14 41 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
15 38 (1.43%) Route 53
16 33 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
17 31 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 28 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 25 (0.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 158 (5.95%) Firewall
2 140 (5.27%) DNS
3 105 (3.95%) Internet
4 98 (3.69%) TCP/IP
5 95 (3.58%) HTTP
6 55 (2.07%) LDAP
7 52 (1.96%) SSL
8 50 (1.88%) Kerberos
9 30 (1.13%) LAN
9 30 (1.13%) Network Security
10 27 (1.02%) VPN
10 27 (1.02%) WAN
11 21 (0.79%) DHCP
12 20 (0.75%) SSH
13 19 (0.72%) SAN
14 17 (0.64%) HTTPS
14 17 (0.64%) SMTP
15 14 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (0.53%) VLAN
16 12 (0.45%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (13.32%) MySQL
2 201 (7.56%) NoSQL
3 186 (7.00%) MongoDB
4 184 (6.93%) SQL Server
5 112 (4.22%) Amazon RDS
6 109 (4.10%) Big Data
7 100 (3.76%) Redis
8 82 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 81 (3.05%) Hadoop
10 80 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (0.90%) Neo4j
13 23 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 19 (0.72%) Event Store
15 18 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.64%) HBase
17 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (0.56%) Oracle Database
19 14 (0.53%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1043 (39.25%) Jenkins
2 634 (23.86%) Git (software)
3 297 (11.18%) TeamCity
4 231 (8.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 191 (7.19%) Vagrant
6 186 (7.00%) JIRA
7 172 (6.47%) Maven
8 164 (6.17%) Subversion
9 142 (5.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 106 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 88 (3.31%) Ant
12 75 (2.82%) Hudson
13 57 (2.15%) MSBuild
14 54 (2.03%) Gradle
15 51 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
16 44 (1.66%) JUnit
17 43 (1.62%) Travis CI
18 40 (1.51%) Selenium
19 39 (1.47%) Visual Studio
20 36 (1.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 387 (14.57%) Finance
2 127 (4.78%) Banking
3 119 (4.48%) Games
4 85 (3.20%) Marketing
5 81 (3.05%) Retail
6 60 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.81%) Advertising
8 29 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.05%) Electronics
10 17 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.60%) Front Office
11 16 (0.60%) Legal
12 13 (0.49%) Billing
13 12 (0.45%) Back Office
13 12 (0.45%) Publishing
14 5 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.19%) Law
15 4 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.11%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.075%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (12.34%) Web Services
2 324 (12.19%) .NET
3 190 (7.15%) Node.js
4 141 (5.31%) LAMP
5 119 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
6 73 (2.75%) HTML
7 59 (2.22%) Kafka
7 59 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
8 50 (1.88%) ASP.NET
9 49 (1.84%) Spring
10 45 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
10 45 (1.69%) AngularJS
11 44 (1.66%) REST
12 43 (1.62%) RESTful
13 40 (1.51%) LEMP Stack
14 39 (1.47%) CSS
14 39 (1.47%) Sensu
15 34 (1.28%) Middleware
16 33 (1.24%) J2EE
17 30 (1.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 136 (5.12%) Computer Science
2 123 (4.63%) Fintech
3 87 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 63 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 37 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 36 (1.35%) PKI
8 35 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 35 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 33 (1.24%) Clustering
10 28 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (0.75%) iPad
12 18 (0.68%) Replication
13 16 (0.60%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.53%) Equities
14 14 (0.53%) Smart Meter
15 13 (0.49%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.49%) User Experience
16 11 (0.41%) Grid Computing
16 11 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1979 (74.48%) Linux
2 608 (22.88%) Windows
3 462 (17.39%) Unix
4 342 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 308 (11.59%) CentOS
6 231 (8.69%) Ubuntu
7 173 (6.51%) Windows Server
8 104 (3.91%) Debian
9 68 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (1.77%) Solaris
11 45 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.90%) Fedora
13 16 (0.60%) CoreOS
14 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.45%) Android
15 12 (0.45%) SmartOS
16 11 (0.41%) VMS
17 10 (0.38%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.34%) AIX
18 9 (0.34%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2657 (100.00%) DevOps
2 954 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
3 934 (35.15%) Continuous Integration
4 879 (33.08%) Configuration Management
5 368 (13.85%) Scrum
6 332 (12.50%) Open Source
7 268 (10.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 186 (7.00%) Software Engineering
9 180 (6.77%) Microservices
10 176 (6.62%) Continuous Deployment
10 176 (6.62%) E-Commerce
11 118 (4.44%) High Availability
12 117 (4.40%) TDD
13 116 (4.37%) DSDM
13 116 (4.37%) SDLC
14 111 (4.18%) Migration
15 91 (3.42%) Mentoring
16 89 (3.35%) Build Automation
17 88 (3.31%) ITIL
18 83 (3.12%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 1448 (54.50%) Python
2 881 (33.16%) Ruby
3 869 (32.71%) Bash Shell
4 724 (27.25%) Java
5 547 (20.59%) SQL
6 448 (16.86%) Perl
7 380 (14.30%) PowerShell
8 280 (10.54%) PHP
9 210 (7.90%) Shell Script
10 199 (7.49%) JavaScript
11 162 (6.10%) C#
12 132 (4.97%) Go
13 127 (4.78%) C++
14 103 (3.88%) Scala
15 98 (3.69%) Groovy
16 66 (2.48%) C
17 30 (1.13%) Korn
18 25 (0.94%) Bourne shell
19 22 (0.83%) T-SQL
20 14 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 185 (6.96%) Degree
2 62 (2.33%) AWS Certification
3 56 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 26 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.49%) RHCE
6 12 (0.45%) RHCSA
7 11 (0.41%) CCNA
7 11 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.075%) CISA
9 2 (0.075%) CISM
9 2 (0.075%) CISSP
9 2 (0.075%) GSLC
10 1 (0.038%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.038%) CCA
10 1 (0.038%) LPIC
10 1 (0.038%) MBA
10 1 (0.038%) MCSE
10 1 (0.038%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (4.97%) QA
2 20 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.53%) GCP
5 12 (0.45%) SLA
6 2 (0.075%) COBIT
6 2 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.038%) UCITS
System Software
1 916 (34.47%) Docker
2 210 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (5.38%) Xen
4 130 (4.89%) vSphere
5 121 (4.55%) XenServer
6 109 (4.10%) Active Directory
7 55 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (2.03%) KVM
9 33 (1.24%) VirtualBox
10 30 (1.13%) Hyper-V
11 28 (1.05%) LXC
12 27 (1.02%) NFS
13 24 (0.90%) Varnish
14 15 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 15 (0.56%) etcd
15 13 (0.49%) vCloud
16 12 (0.45%) flannel
17 9 (0.34%) HDFS
17 9 (0.34%) iptables
18 8 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1458 (54.87%) Puppet
2 1280 (48.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1186 (44.64%) Ansible
4 314 (11.82%) Terraform
5 305 (11.48%) Kubernetes
6 200 (7.53%) Nagios
7 149 (5.61%) Salt
8 93 (3.50%) Mesos
9 85 (3.20%) Cobbler
9 85 (3.20%) Tivoli
10 76 (2.86%) Packer
11 74 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
12 65 (2.45%) ZABBIX
13 53 (1.99%) Kibana
14 52 (1.96%) logstash
15 46 (1.73%) Graphite
16 39 (1.47%) HAProxy
17 33 (1.24%) rkt
18 30 (1.13%) Consul
19 26 (0.98%) Grafana
Vendors
1 354 (13.32%) Red Hat
2 327 (12.31%) VMware
3 270 (10.16%) Oracle
4 256 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 111 (4.18%) EnterpriseDB
6 102 (3.84%) Atlassian
7 93 (3.50%) SaltStack
8 85 (3.20%) Google
9 82 (3.09%) Splunk
10 77 (2.90%) New Relic
11 32 (1.20%) Rackspace
12 30 (1.13%) Cisco
13 26 (0.98%) Sybase
14 25 (0.94%) SAP
14 25 (0.94%) Trend Micro
15 24 (0.90%) AppDynamics
16 22 (0.83%) IBM
17 21 (0.79%) Citrix
17 21 (0.79%) Perforce
18 18 (0.68%) Cloudera
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare, gym
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 55,000-70,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 28 Days Hol, Bonus, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £999,999 per annum 75000
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Healthcare, Life Insurance, up to
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago