Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 253 377
Rank change year-on-year +78 +124 +164
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3558 2628 1838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.38% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.43% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2997 2328 1573
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +74 3407 £60,000 - 286
London +46 1994 £65,000 - 161
UK excluding London +96 1529 £52,500 +5.00% 139
South East +103 523 £55,000 +10.00% 22
North of England +65 431 £50,000 +17.65% 45
Yorkshire +57 219 £50,000 +11.11% 16
North West +43 186 £52,500 +23.53% 25
East of England +66 165 £55,000 +10.00% 21
South West +34 157 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Midlands +24 131 £51,250 -2.38% 22
Scotland +24 87 £55,000 +22.22% 12
West Midlands +25 81 £50,000 -9.09% 10
East Midlands +12 50 £52,500 +10.53% 12
Wales -1 34 £40,000 - 2
North East +20 26 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Northern Ireland -25 1 - -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3558 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2551 (71.70%) Linux
3 1958 (55.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1848 (51.94%) Python
5 1832 (51.49%) Puppet
6 1664 (46.77%) Ansible
7 1489 (41.85%) Docker
8 1473 (41.40%) Opscode Chef
9 1351 (37.97%) Jenkins
10 1228 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
11 1162 (32.66%) Configuration Management
12 1044 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
13 975 (27.40%) Bash Shell
14 934 (26.25%) Java
15 913 (25.66%) Ruby
16 844 (23.72%) Windows
17 756 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 730 (20.52%) Git (software)
19 728 (20.46%) Kubernetes
20 723 (20.32%) Terraform
21 705 (19.81%) Finance
22 615 (17.28%) PowerShell
23 588 (16.53%) Perl
24 559 (15.71%) Unix
25 532 (14.95%) SQL
26 481 (13.52%) MySQL
27 476 (13.38%) Red Hat
28 417 (11.72%) CentOS
29 410 (11.52%) Open Source
30 407 (11.44%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 360 (10.12%) Apache
2 273 (7.67%) Elasticsearch
3 260 (7.31%) nginx
4 256 (7.20%) OpenStack
5 244 (6.86%) Tomcat
6 222 (6.24%) IIS
7 173 (4.86%) Confluence
8 77 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 70 (1.97%) Apache Spark
10 65 (1.83%) CloudStack
11 60 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 36 (1.01%) JBoss
13 30 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.70%) CMS
15 19 (0.53%) SharePoint
16 16 (0.45%) Drupal
17 15 (0.42%) NServiceBus
18 14 (0.39%) Apache Solr
19 13 (0.37%) Jetty
20 12 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.084%) HipChat
3 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.028%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.11%) MetaTrader
4 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.056%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.028%) Summit
6 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1958 (55.03%) Amazon AWS
2 756 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 302 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 236 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
5 224 (6.30%) SaaS
6 217 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 176 (4.95%) IaaS
8 168 (4.72%) PaaS
9 123 (3.46%) Amazon S3
10 107 (3.01%) GitHub
11 97 (2.73%) Serverless
12 83 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 72 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
14 70 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
15 67 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 66 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
17 47 (1.32%) Route 53
18 44 (1.24%) npm
19 42 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
20 37 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 320 (8.99%) Firewall
2 192 (5.40%) DNS
3 119 (3.34%) Internet
4 116 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 113 (3.18%) VPN
6 84 (2.36%) HTTP
7 80 (2.25%) SSL
8 42 (1.18%) SMTP
9 37 (1.04%) DHCP
10 34 (0.96%) LDAP
10 34 (0.96%) Network Security
10 34 (0.96%) WAN
11 29 (0.82%) SAN
12 28 (0.79%) NetScaler
13 25 (0.70%) Wireless
14 24 (0.67%) SNMP
14 24 (0.67%) VLAN
15 22 (0.62%) BGP
16 20 (0.56%) DMZ
17 19 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (13.52%) MySQL
2 286 (8.04%) SQL Server
3 255 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 242 (6.80%) NoSQL
5 176 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
6 162 (4.55%) Big Data
7 152 (4.27%) Redis
8 143 (4.02%) Amazon RDS
9 95 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 94 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 88 (2.47%) Relational Database
12 41 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 37 (1.04%) MariaDB
14 29 (0.82%) Blockchain
14 29 (0.82%) InfluxDB
15 28 (0.79%) RDBMS
16 25 (0.70%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.67%) Neo4j
18 22 (0.62%) Couchbase
18 22 (0.62%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 1351 (37.97%) Jenkins
2 730 (20.52%) Git (software)
3 397 (11.16%) TeamCity
4 330 (9.27%) JIRA
5 282 (7.93%) Maven
6 246 (6.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 246 (6.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 179 (5.03%) Subversion
8 145 (4.08%) Vagrant
9 124 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 118 (3.32%) Visual Studio
11 101 (2.84%) Bitbucket
12 88 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 81 (2.28%) GitLab
14 77 (2.16%) Ant
15 75 (2.11%) Hudson
16 71 (2.00%) Gradle
17 60 (1.69%) gulp
18 53 (1.49%) Travis CI
19 51 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 705 (19.81%) Finance
2 264 (7.42%) Banking
3 182 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 146 (4.10%) Games
5 136 (3.82%) Marketing
6 108 (3.04%) Retail
7 106 (2.98%) Investment Banking
8 98 (2.75%) Retail Banking
9 95 (2.67%) Manufacturing
10 93 (2.61%) Electronics
11 48 (1.35%) Front Office
12 35 (0.98%) Automotive
13 31 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 31 (0.87%) Legal
14 22 (0.62%) Advertising
15 20 (0.56%) Law
16 19 (0.53%) Publishing
17 16 (0.45%) Online Betting
18 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (10.03%) Web Services
2 339 (9.53%) .NET
3 221 (6.21%) Node.js
4 202 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
5 144 (4.05%) LAMP
6 97 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
7 90 (2.53%) LEMP Stack
8 87 (2.45%) Kafka
9 77 (2.16%) HTML
10 64 (1.80%) JSON
11 59 (1.66%) Spring
12 52 (1.46%) RESTful
13 51 (1.43%) ASP.NET
14 50 (1.41%) REST
15 49 (1.38%) XML
16 47 (1.32%) CSS
17 44 (1.24%) Sensu
18 43 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
18 43 (1.21%) AngularJS
19 39 (1.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 165 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 163 (4.58%) Fintech
3 146 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 112 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
5 103 (2.89%) Public Cloud
6 96 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 73 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 59 (1.66%) Clustering
8 59 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 55 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
10 43 (1.21%) Credit Risk
11 36 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 35 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
13 29 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
14 27 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (0.67%) Hedge funds
16 23 (0.65%) Replication
16 23 (0.65%) Robotics
17 18 (0.51%) Mobile App
18 16 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2551 (71.70%) Linux
2 844 (23.72%) Windows
3 559 (15.71%) Unix
4 417 (11.72%) CentOS
5 357 (10.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 294 (8.26%) Ubuntu
7 271 (7.62%) Windows Server
8 111 (3.12%) Debian
9 49 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (1.32%) CoreOS
11 43 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (0.76%) Solaris
13 21 (0.59%) Android
14 20 (0.56%) Fedora
15 12 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
15 12 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.31%) AIX
16 11 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3558 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1228 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1162 (32.66%) Configuration Management
4 1044 (29.34%) Continuous Integration
5 410 (11.52%) Open Source
6 407 (11.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 364 (10.23%) Software Engineering
8 329 (9.25%) Scrum
9 313 (8.80%) Test Automation
10 290 (8.15%) Microservices
11 254 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 227 (6.38%) E-Commerce
13 207 (5.82%) SDLC
14 197 (5.54%) High Availability
15 189 (5.31%) Migration
15 189 (5.31%) Release Management
16 161 (4.53%) TDD
17 152 (4.27%) Analytics
18 141 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
19 138 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1848 (51.94%) Python
2 975 (27.40%) Bash Shell
3 934 (26.25%) Java
4 913 (25.66%) Ruby
5 615 (17.28%) PowerShell
6 588 (16.53%) Perl
7 532 (14.95%) SQL
8 329 (9.25%) PHP
9 307 (8.63%) JavaScript
10 271 (7.62%) C#
11 270 (7.59%) Shell Script
12 265 (7.45%) Go
13 103 (2.89%) C++
14 83 (2.33%) Groovy
15 65 (1.83%) VBScript
16 59 (1.66%) VB
17 44 (1.24%) C
18 38 (1.07%) Scala
19 20 (0.56%) Korn
20 17 (0.48%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 192 (5.40%) Degree
2 89 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 64 (1.80%) AWS Certification
5 41 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 19 (0.53%) RHCE
7 10 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.11%) MCSA
11 3 (0.084%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.084%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.084%) MCSD
12 2 (0.056%) CCNP
12 2 (0.056%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.056%) MCITP
12 2 (0.056%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.056%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.028%) CCNA
13 1 (0.028%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (4.38%) QA
2 62 (1.74%) GCP
3 17 (0.48%) SLA
4 16 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.14%) SSAE 16
7 3 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.056%) DICOM
8 2 (0.056%) HL7
8 2 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.028%) EMIR
9 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.028%) MiFID
System Software
1 1489 (41.85%) Docker
2 192 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
4 117 (3.29%) Active Directory
5 94 (2.64%) Xen
6 87 (2.45%) vSphere
7 56 (1.57%) XenServer
8 53 (1.49%) LXC
9 51 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 46 (1.29%) KVM
11 43 (1.21%) Hyper-V
12 33 (0.93%) NFS
13 31 (0.87%) Varnish
14 20 (0.56%) VirtualBox
15 18 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 14 (0.39%) Ceph
16 14 (0.39%) Firmware
16 14 (0.39%) Postfix
17 13 (0.37%) iptables
18 11 (0.31%) etcd
Systems Management
1 1832 (51.49%) Puppet
2 1664 (46.77%) Ansible
3 1473 (41.40%) Opscode Chef
4 728 (20.46%) Kubernetes
5 723 (20.32%) Terraform
6 253 (7.11%) Nagios
7 190 (5.34%) Packer
8 125 (3.51%) Salt
9 112 (3.15%) Grafana
10 107 (3.01%) Kibana
11 93 (2.61%) logstash
12 86 (2.42%) Cobbler
13 81 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
14 77 (2.16%) ZABBIX
15 72 (2.02%) Tivoli
16 69 (1.94%) HAProxy
17 60 (1.69%) Prometheus
18 53 (1.49%) Icinga
19 49 (1.38%) Mesos
20 44 (1.24%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 476 (13.38%) Red Hat
2 362 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 356 (10.01%) VMware
4 230 (6.46%) Google
5 207 (5.82%) Oracle
6 130 (3.65%) Splunk
7 112 (3.15%) SaltStack
8 92 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 91 (2.56%) SAP
10 86 (2.42%) New Relic
11 76 (2.14%) Cisco
12 65 (1.83%) EnterpriseDB
13 44 (1.24%) AppDynamics
14 39 (1.10%) Rackspace
15 36 (1.01%) ServiceNow
16 29 (0.82%) IBM
17 23 (0.65%) HP
18 20 (0.56%) F5
19 14 (0.39%) Perforce
19 14 (0.39%) Sybase