Period
to 10 May 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 115 141
Rank change year-on-year +34 +26 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,323 2,741 3,775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.79% 2.74% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.08% 2.87% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,841 2,252 3,212
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,674 £42,500
25th Percentile £51,000 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 81,389 95,391 140,924
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 95.32% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 62,854 77,466 113,129
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,158 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.91% +2.57% -

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +32 3,018 £65,000 -3.70% 656
UK excluding London +59 1,673 £57,500 - 385
London +24 1,431 £75,000 - 300
Work from Home +33 850 £62,500 - 175
North of England +72 611 £55,000 -4.35% 119
South East +21 362 £62,500 +4.17% 91
Yorkshire +62 314 £60,000 +9.09% 41
South West +41 251 £52,500 +1.76% 48
North West +53 245 £54,000 -10.00% 64
Midlands +34 204 £60,000 +9.09% 46
Scotland +28 133 £52,500 - 17
West Midlands +18 131 £62,500 +12.96% 31
East of England +30 83 £65,000 +8.33% 52
East Midlands +42 69 £50,000 -6.98% 15
North East +29 52 £45,000 - 14
Wales +23 29 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Northern Ireland +3 10 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 3,323 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,015 (60.64%) Terraform
3 1,978 (59.52%) AWS
4 1,835 (55.22%) Kubernetes
5 1,730 (52.06%) Docker
6 1,539 (46.31%) Linux
7 1,439 (43.30%) Azure
8 1,345 (40.48%) Python
9 1,274 (38.34%) Ansible
10 1,255 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
11 1,079 (32.47%) Infrastructure as Code
12 1,057 (31.81%) Jenkins
13 801 (24.10%) Puppet
14 676 (20.34%) Git (software)
15 662 (19.92%) Opscode Chef
16 647 (19.47%) PowerShell
17 637 (19.17%) Bash Shell
18 616 (18.54%) Configuration Management
19 572 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
20 513 (15.44%) AWS CloudFormation
21 509 (15.32%) Windows
22 473 (14.23%) GCP
23 461 (13.87%) Java
24 459 (13.81%) Social Skills
25 441 (13.27%) Finance
26 411 (12.37%) Go
27 395 (11.89%) GitLab
28 364 (10.95%) Deployment Automation
29 358 (10.77%) SQL
29 358 (10.77%) Security Cleared

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 90 (2.71%) Apache
2 86 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 78 (2.35%) IIS
4 74 (2.23%) Confluence
5 44 (1.32%) nginx
6 28 (0.84%) Apache Spark
7 25 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 16 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.33%) WordPress
10 10 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (0.30%) Drupal
11 7 (0.21%) CloudStack
11 7 (0.21%) CMS
11 7 (0.21%) JBoss
12 6 (0.18%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.15%) Traefik
13 5 (0.15%) WildFly
14 4 (0.12%) Apache Pulsar
15 3 (0.090%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.060%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.030%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.030%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.30%) R3 Corda
4 9 (0.27%) Magento
5 6 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.090%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.030%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.030%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.030%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,978 (59.52%) AWS
2 1,439 (43.30%) Azure
3 513 (15.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 473 (14.23%) GCP
5 357 (10.74%) Serverless
6 270 (8.13%) GitHub
7 247 (7.43%) PaaS
8 243 (7.31%) Amazon EKS
9 234 (7.04%) SaaS
10 212 (6.38%) IaaS
11 186 (5.60%) AWS Lambda
12 177 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
13 173 (5.21%) Amazon ECS
14 130 (3.91%) Pulumi
15 119 (3.58%) Amazon S3
16 116 (3.49%) Datadog
17 97 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
18 92 (2.77%) OpenShift
19 74 (2.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 66 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 112 (3.37%) Firewall
2 82 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 70 (2.11%) DNS
4 50 (1.50%) Internet
5 41 (1.23%) VPN
6 35 (1.05%) HTTP
7 22 (0.66%) Network Security
8 18 (0.54%) SSL
8 18 (0.54%) VLAN
9 17 (0.51%) DHCP
10 14 (0.42%) LAN
10 14 (0.42%) WAN
11 13 (0.39%) OpenVPN
12 12 (0.36%) AMQP
13 10 (0.30%) DMZ
13 10 (0.30%) Multicast
13 10 (0.30%) tcpdump
14 8 (0.24%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.21%) SAN
16 6 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (6.23%) MySQL
2 180 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
3 179 (5.39%) SQL Server
4 131 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 127 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 101 (3.04%) Redis
7 98 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
8 85 (2.56%) MariaDB
9 84 (2.53%) NoSQL
10 60 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 55 (1.66%) Big Data
12 39 (1.17%) Blockchain
13 32 (0.96%) Relational Database
14 31 (0.93%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
16 20 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (0.51%) Power BI
17 17 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
18 14 (0.42%) BigQuery
18 14 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,057 (31.81%) Jenkins
2 676 (20.34%) Git (software)
3 395 (11.89%) GitLab
4 255 (7.67%) TeamCity
5 207 (6.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 187 (5.63%) JIRA
7 143 (4.30%) Bitbucket
8 126 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 80 (2.41%) Artifactory
10 66 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 64 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 62 (1.87%) Maven
13 56 (1.69%) CircleCI
14 47 (1.41%) SonarQube
14 47 (1.41%) Vagrant
15 42 (1.26%) Subversion
16 38 (1.14%) Gradle
17 36 (1.08%) Selenium
17 36 (1.08%) Travis CI
18 26 (0.78%) GoCD
General
1 459 (13.81%) Social Skills
2 441 (13.27%) Finance
3 139 (4.18%) Banking
4 134 (4.03%) Public Sector
5 95 (2.86%) Games
6 73 (2.20%) Marketing
7 60 (1.81%) Retail
8 57 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 45 (1.35%) Law
10 43 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (1.17%) Electronics
12 35 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 35 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
13 32 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
14 20 (0.60%) Publishing
15 19 (0.57%) Automotive
16 18 (0.54%) Investment Banking
17 15 (0.45%) Advertising
18 14 (0.42%) Influencing Skills
19 13 (0.39%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (6.68%) Node.js
2 208 (6.26%) .NET
3 168 (5.06%) Kafka
4 121 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
5 118 (3.55%) Web Services
6 58 (1.75%) React
7 55 (1.66%) REST
8 41 (1.23%) .NET Core
8 41 (1.23%) Apache Flex
9 36 (1.08%) ASP.NET
9 36 (1.08%) YAML
10 34 (1.02%) RESTful
11 31 (0.93%) .NET Framework
12 27 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (0.75%) Spring Boot
14 24 (0.72%) HTML
14 24 (0.72%) Spring
15 23 (0.69%) Middleware
16 22 (0.66%) Lambda Expressions
16 22 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 186 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
2 169 (5.09%) Cloud Native
3 134 (4.03%) Public Cloud
4 113 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 105 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
6 62 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 61 (1.84%) Data Centre
8 57 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 55 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 27 (0.81%) NHS
13 26 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (0.75%) Internet of Things
15 23 (0.69%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.63%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.51%) Smart Home
17 17 (0.51%) Social Network
18 16 (0.48%) User Experience
19 13 (0.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,539 (46.31%) Linux
2 509 (15.32%) Windows
3 193 (5.81%) Unix
4 168 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 160 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 157 (4.72%) CentOS
7 92 (2.77%) Ubuntu
8 34 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.93%) Alpine Linux
10 25 (0.75%) Debian
11 17 (0.51%) VMS
12 16 (0.48%) Android
13 14 (0.42%) AIX
13 14 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
15 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
16 6 (0.18%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.18%) Solaris
17 5 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,323 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,255 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,079 (32.47%) Infrastructure as Code
4 616 (18.54%) Configuration Management
5 572 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
6 364 (10.95%) Deployment Automation
7 354 (10.65%) Microservices
8 339 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 334 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
10 316 (9.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 316 (9.51%) Scrum
11 285 (8.58%) Test Automation
12 276 (8.31%) Fintech
13 264 (7.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 241 (7.25%) Mentoring
15 238 (7.16%) Migration
16 190 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
17 167 (5.03%) Infrastructure Automation
18 165 (4.97%) Analytics
19 149 (4.48%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1,345 (40.48%) Python
2 647 (19.47%) PowerShell
3 637 (19.17%) Bash Shell
4 461 (13.87%) Java
5 411 (12.37%) Go
6 358 (10.77%) SQL
7 329 (9.90%) Ruby
8 313 (9.42%) C#
9 278 (8.37%) JavaScript
10 129 (3.88%) PHP
11 109 (3.28%) Groovy
12 87 (2.62%) TypeScript
13 72 (2.17%) Shell Script
14 59 (1.78%) Perl
15 37 (1.11%) C++
16 36 (1.08%) C
17 17 (0.51%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.39%) Scala
19 11 (0.33%) Clojure
19 11 (0.33%) Rust
Qualifications
1 358 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 285 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 154 (4.63%) AWS Certification
4 139 (4.18%) Degree
5 43 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.27%) RHCE
10 8 (0.24%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.18%) MCSA
12 4 (0.12%) MCSE
12 4 (0.12%) PhD
13 3 (0.090%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.060%) CISM
14 2 (0.060%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.060%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.030%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.030%) GIAC
15 1 (0.030%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (1.53%) QA
2 27 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.54%) GDPR
4 18 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.39%) SLA
6 10 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.15%) WCAG
9 3 (0.090%) SOC 2
10 2 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.060%) EMIR
10 2 (0.060%) MiFID
10 2 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 1,730 (52.06%) Docker
2 144 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (3.61%) Active Directory
4 59 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (1.47%) vSphere
7 27 (0.81%) Xen
8 6 (0.18%) HDFS
8 6 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.15%) Firmware
9 5 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.12%) iptables
10 4 (0.12%) NFS
10 4 (0.12%) Postfix
11 3 (0.090%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.090%) LXC
11 3 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.060%) Gluster
12 2 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2,015 (60.64%) Terraform
2 1,835 (55.22%) Kubernetes
3 1,274 (38.34%) Ansible
4 801 (24.10%) Puppet
5 662 (19.92%) Opscode Chef
6 250 (7.52%) Prometheus
7 215 (6.47%) Grafana
8 122 (3.67%) Istio
9 79 (2.38%) Packer
10 69 (2.08%) Nagios
11 52 (1.56%) Consul
12 45 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
13 44 (1.32%) Rancher
13 44 (1.32%) Salt
14 29 (0.87%) Graphite
15 22 (0.66%) SCCM
16 21 (0.63%) CFEngine
17 20 (0.60%) Graylog
18 19 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
19 17 (0.51%) Kiali
Vendors
1 317 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 208 (6.26%) VMware
3 202 (6.08%) Google
4 127 (3.82%) SaltStack
5 122 (3.67%) Red Hat
6 97 (2.92%) Oracle
7 72 (2.17%) New Relic
8 67 (2.02%) Splunk
9 57 (1.72%) Atlassian
10 47 (1.41%) Cisco
11 39 (1.17%) SAP
12 22 (0.66%) AppDynamics
12 22 (0.66%) IBM
12 22 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.51%) Dynatrace
14 16 (0.48%) Meraki
15 10 (0.30%) Citrix
15 10 (0.30%) Veracode
16 9 (0.27%) SolarWinds
17 7 (0.21%) Dell