Period
to 16 September 2019

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 143 195
Rank change year-on-year +19 +52 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,788 3,898 3,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 2.35% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 2.45% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,070 3,342 2,796
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,798 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.27% +4.76% +10.53%

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 134,943 159,181 169,365
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.06% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 107,467 128,207 135,717
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 16 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 16 September 2019. 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 +18 3,509 £67,500 +8.00% 617
London +41 2,051 £75,000 +7.14% 314
UK excluding London -2 1,660 £56,798 +3.27% 351
South East +35 537 £62,500 +13.64% 82
North of England -76 391 £55,000 +4.76% 88
North West -53 206 £57,500 +9.52% 57
Scotland +43 186 £50,000 -4.76% 34
South West -15 181 £55,000 +10.00% 41
East of England +72 177 £55,000 -4.35% 50
Midlands +12 155 £55,000 - 42
Yorkshire -60 146 £55,000 - 29
West Midlands +38 98 £56,798 -1.22% 31
East Midlands +9 56 £55,000 +4.76% 10
North East -29 39 £52,713 +8.69% 2
Wales -12 21 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Northern Ireland -11 14 £58,750 -2.08% 6

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 3,788 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,361 (62.33%) AWS
3 2,118 (55.91%) Docker
4 2,053 (54.20%) Linux
5 2,008 (53.01%) Python
6 1,866 (49.26%) Kubernetes
7 1,763 (46.54%) Ansible
8 1,628 (42.98%) Terraform
9 1,444 (38.12%) Azure
10 1,393 (36.77%) Jenkins
11 1,345 (35.51%) Puppet
12 1,339 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
13 1,044 (27.56%) Opscode Chef
14 981 (25.90%) Bash Shell
15 942 (24.87%) Java
16 841 (22.20%) Configuration Management
17 827 (21.83%) Git (software)
18 777 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
19 761 (20.09%) GCP
20 720 (19.01%) PowerShell
21 702 (18.53%) Infrastructure as Code
22 692 (18.27%) Windows
23 655 (17.29%) Finance
24 550 (14.52%) Ruby
25 528 (13.94%) Microservices
26 469 (12.38%) Test Automation
27 431 (11.38%) Continuous Delivery
28 415 (10.96%) Go
29 412 (10.88%) Software Engineering
30 402 (10.61%) Open Source

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
1 185 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
2 151 (3.99%) nginx
3 143 (3.78%) IIS
4 139 (3.67%) Confluence
5 129 (3.41%) Tomcat
6 124 (3.27%) Apache
7 113 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 62 (1.64%) JBoss
9 52 (1.37%) Apache Spark
10 50 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 49 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 45 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (0.66%) Jetty
14 20 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (0.42%) CMS
15 16 (0.42%) Drupal
16 13 (0.34%) CloudStack
16 13 (0.34%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.34%) WordPress
17 10 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (0.37%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.079%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.053%) LaTeX
4 2 (0.053%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.026%) HipChat
5 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.21%) Magento
3 3 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.053%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.053%) Summit
5 1 (0.026%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.026%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2,361 (62.33%) AWS
2 1,444 (38.12%) Azure
3 761 (20.09%) GCP
4 386 (10.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 265 (7.00%) SaaS
6 257 (6.78%) Serverless
7 249 (6.57%) IaaS
8 234 (6.18%) Amazon EC2
9 229 (6.05%) PaaS
10 207 (5.46%) Amazon S3
11 191 (5.04%) GitHub
12 179 (4.73%) AWS Lambda
13 166 (4.38%) Amazon ECS
14 152 (4.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 113 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 108 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
17 106 (2.80%) OpenShift
18 63 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
18 63 (1.66%) Datadog
19 62 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 273 (7.21%) Firewall
2 171 (4.51%) DNS
3 147 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 114 (3.01%) VPN
5 64 (1.69%) Internet
6 57 (1.50%) HTTP
7 54 (1.43%) DHCP
8 53 (1.40%) Network Security
9 41 (1.08%) SSL
10 28 (0.74%) SMTP
11 20 (0.53%) SAN
12 18 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (0.45%) SNMP
14 15 (0.40%) HTTPS
15 14 (0.37%) IPsec
16 13 (0.34%) Cisco Firepower
16 13 (0.34%) VLAN
17 11 (0.29%) FTP
17 11 (0.29%) Wireless
17 11 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (7.47%) MySQL
2 210 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
3 204 (5.39%) SQL Server
4 179 (4.73%) Big Data
5 166 (4.38%) Amazon RDS
6 118 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 111 (2.93%) NoSQL
8 96 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 80 (2.11%) Hadoop
10 77 (2.03%) Relational Database
11 69 (1.82%) Redis
12 65 (1.72%) Blockchain
13 57 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
14 43 (1.14%) MariaDB
15 34 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 31 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (0.69%) Power BI
19 25 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
19 25 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,393 (36.77%) Jenkins
2 827 (21.83%) Git (software)
3 297 (7.84%) TeamCity
4 267 (7.05%) JIRA
5 237 (6.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 205 (5.41%) GitLab
7 190 (5.02%) Maven
8 177 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 151 (3.99%) Bitbucket
10 105 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
11 104 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 102 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 92 (2.43%) CircleCI
14 79 (2.09%) Vagrant
15 75 (1.98%) SonarQube
16 70 (1.85%) Selenium
16 70 (1.85%) Subversion
17 64 (1.69%) Gradle
18 62 (1.64%) Travis CI
19 59 (1.56%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 655 (17.29%) Finance
2 226 (5.97%) Banking
3 168 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 119 (3.14%) Retail
5 88 (2.32%) Marketing
6 81 (2.14%) Games
7 69 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 67 (1.77%) Law
9 48 (1.27%) Electronics
10 38 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 36 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.66%) Advertising
12 25 (0.66%) Back Office
13 21 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.53%) Front Office
15 17 (0.45%) Legal
16 15 (0.40%) Billing
17 13 (0.34%) Automotive
17 13 (0.34%) Publishing
18 12 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (8.34%) Elastic Stack
2 306 (8.08%) .NET
3 280 (7.39%) Node.js
4 260 (6.86%) Web Services
5 163 (4.30%) Kafka
6 102 (2.69%) RabbitMQ
7 74 (1.95%) React
8 62 (1.64%) JSON
9 57 (1.50%) .NET Core
10 51 (1.35%) REST
11 44 (1.16%) LAMP
12 42 (1.11%) Spring
13 40 (1.06%) .NET Framework
14 39 (1.03%) AngularJS
14 39 (1.03%) Middleware
15 35 (0.92%) YAML
16 31 (0.82%) RESTful
16 31 (0.82%) Spring Boot
17 30 (0.79%) LDAP
18 29 (0.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 251 (6.63%) Public Cloud
2 135 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
3 134 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 116 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 111 (2.93%) Cloud Native
6 97 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 76 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 63 (1.66%) Replication
9 62 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
10 61 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 61 (1.61%) User Experience
11 60 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 35 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 33 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
15 26 (0.69%) Clustering
16 25 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 22 (0.58%) Hedge funds
18 20 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
19 19 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,053 (54.20%) Linux
2 692 (18.27%) Windows
3 353 (9.32%) Unix
4 186 (4.91%) Windows Server
5 180 (4.75%) CentOS
6 169 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 89 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 44 (1.16%) Debian
9 30 (0.79%) Android
10 29 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 27 (0.71%) VMS
12 22 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.37%) zOS
15 13 (0.34%) Solaris
16 10 (0.26%) CatOS
17 8 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
17 8 (0.21%) CoreOS
18 7 (0.18%) Kali Linux
19 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,788 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,339 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
3 841 (22.20%) Configuration Management
4 777 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 702 (18.53%) Infrastructure as Code
6 528 (13.94%) Microservices
7 469 (12.38%) Test Automation
8 431 (11.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 412 (10.88%) Software Engineering
10 402 (10.61%) Open Source
11 333 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
12 330 (8.71%) Fintech
13 326 (8.61%) Scrum
14 275 (7.26%) Deployment Automation
15 270 (7.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 258 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 221 (5.83%) Migration
18 193 (5.10%) Infrastructure Automation
18 193 (5.10%) Mentoring
18 193 (5.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,008 (53.01%) Python
2 981 (25.90%) Bash Shell
3 942 (24.87%) Java
4 720 (19.01%) PowerShell
5 550 (14.52%) Ruby
6 415 (10.96%) Go
7 348 (9.19%) SQL
8 304 (8.03%) Perl
9 289 (7.63%) JavaScript
10 262 (6.92%) C#
11 169 (4.46%) Shell Script
12 156 (4.12%) C++
13 137 (3.62%) PHP
14 103 (2.72%) Groovy
15 64 (1.69%) Scala
16 54 (1.43%) C
17 33 (0.87%) Lua
18 24 (0.63%) Kotlin
19 21 (0.55%) TypeScript
20 14 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 254 (6.71%) Degree
2 119 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 113 (2.98%) AWS Certification
4 95 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 36 (0.95%) RHCE
7 22 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.58%) RHCSA
8 16 (0.42%) CCNA
8 16 (0.42%) CCNP
8 16 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.32%) LPIC
11 12 (0.32%) RHCT
12 9 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.24%) PhD
13 4 (0.11%) MCTS
13 4 (0.11%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.90%) QA
2 31 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (0.71%) GDPR
4 19 (0.50%) SLA
5 15 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.079%) NCSC
8 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.053%) NIST
8 2 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.026%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.026%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,118 (55.91%) Docker
2 100 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
4 89 (2.35%) Active Directory
5 38 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 28 (0.74%) vSphere
7 25 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (0.63%) oVirt
8 24 (0.63%) RHEV
9 19 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.29%) Varnish
11 9 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.24%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.21%) LXC
13 7 (0.18%) NFS
14 6 (0.16%) Xen
15 5 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.13%) HDFS
15 5 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,866 (49.26%) Kubernetes
2 1,763 (46.54%) Ansible
3 1,628 (42.98%) Terraform
4 1,345 (35.51%) Puppet
5 1,044 (27.56%) Opscode Chef
6 235 (6.20%) Packer
7 219 (5.78%) Prometheus
8 200 (5.28%) Grafana
9 190 (5.02%) Salt
10 162 (4.28%) Nagios
11 152 (4.01%) Docker Swarm
12 118 (3.12%) Kibana
13 95 (2.51%) Consul
14 90 (2.38%) Rancher
15 74 (1.95%) ZABBIX
16 61 (1.61%) Graphite
17 52 (1.37%) Mesos
18 51 (1.35%) logstash
19 42 (1.11%) Opsview
20 38 (1.00%) Istio
Vendors
1 392 (10.35%) Google
2 352 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 204 (5.39%) Red Hat
4 169 (4.46%) VMware
5 152 (4.01%) Oracle
6 139 (3.67%) Splunk
7 85 (2.24%) New Relic
8 80 (2.11%) AppDynamics
9 65 (1.72%) Atlassian
10 61 (1.61%) CyberArk
11 55 (1.45%) SaltStack
12 45 (1.19%) Citrix
13 42 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 39 (1.03%) Dynatrace
15 36 (0.95%) Rackspace
15 36 (0.95%) Symantec
16 35 (0.92%) Cisco
17 32 (0.84%) SAP
18 21 (0.55%) F5
19 20 (0.53%) Sun