Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 140 184
Rank change year-on-year +12 +44 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,545 4,022 3,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.47% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 2.57% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,827 3,486 3,014
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 130,095 156,359 173,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.86% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 104,160 125,873 139,518
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +5 3,279 £67,500 +8.00% 717
London +13 1,888 £75,000 +7.14% 334
UK excluding London 0 1,587 £55,000 - 438
South East +5 515 £63,500 +15.45% 117
North of England -33 383 £55,000 +4.76% 97
North West -25 221 £55,000 - 53
South West +15 176 £55,000 +10.00% 38
Scotland +40 173 £52,500 +5.00% 41
East of England +53 160 £52,750 -4.09% 77
Midlands +24 146 £56,000 +1.82% 55
Yorkshire -19 139 £55,000 - 42
West Midlands +6 99 £56,000 +6.67% 37
East Midlands +16 47 £57,500 -11.54% 18
Wales -16 31 £50,000 -9.09% 11
North East -30 24 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Northern Ireland +6 12 £57,500 -4.17% 3

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3,545 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,114 (59.63%) AWS
3 1,936 (54.61%) Docker
4 1,846 (52.07%) Linux
5 1,827 (51.54%) Python
6 1,719 (48.49%) Kubernetes
7 1,668 (47.05%) Ansible
8 1,568 (44.23%) Terraform
9 1,380 (38.93%) Azure
10 1,310 (36.95%) Jenkins
11 1,264 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
12 1,229 (34.67%) Puppet
13 987 (27.84%) Opscode Chef
14 908 (25.61%) Bash Shell
15 866 (24.43%) Java
16 730 (20.59%) PowerShell
17 728 (20.54%) Configuration Management
18 724 (20.42%) GCP
19 722 (20.37%) Infrastructure as Code
20 706 (19.92%) Git (software)
21 693 (19.55%) Windows
22 655 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
23 650 (18.34%) Finance
24 493 (13.91%) Ruby
25 488 (13.77%) Microservices
26 437 (12.33%) Go
27 434 (12.24%) Test Automation
28 414 (11.68%) AWS CloudFormation
29 370 (10.44%) Open Source
30 368 (10.38%) Google

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
1 168 (4.74%) IIS
2 164 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
3 161 (4.54%) Confluence
4 141 (3.98%) nginx
5 115 (3.24%) Tomcat
6 103 (2.91%) Apache
7 97 (2.74%) OpenStack
8 52 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 36 (1.02%) Apache Spark
10 35 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 34 (0.96%) JBoss
12 18 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.42%) CMS
13 15 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.37%) Drupal
14 13 (0.37%) Jetty
15 12 (0.34%) SharePoint
16 11 (0.31%) MQSeries
17 10 (0.28%) CloudStack
17 10 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (0.25%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.085%) Gliffy
2 3 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.056%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) Magento
3 5 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.11%) CA PPM
4 4 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.056%) Summit
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.028%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.028%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,114 (59.63%) AWS
2 1,380 (38.93%) Azure
3 724 (20.42%) GCP
4 414 (11.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 261 (7.36%) Serverless
6 232 (6.54%) IaaS
7 225 (6.35%) PaaS
8 210 (5.92%) SaaS
9 202 (5.70%) GitHub
10 196 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
11 190 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
12 173 (4.88%) Amazon S3
13 126 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 125 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
15 96 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 87 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
17 83 (2.34%) OpenShift
18 68 (1.92%) Datadog
19 66 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
20 54 (1.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 278 (7.84%) Firewall
2 179 (5.05%) DNS
3 154 (4.34%) TCP/IP
4 139 (3.92%) VPN
5 68 (1.92%) Internet
6 55 (1.55%) SSL
7 44 (1.24%) DHCP
8 43 (1.21%) Network Security
9 42 (1.18%) HTTP
10 15 (0.42%) Kerberos
10 15 (0.42%) VLAN
11 13 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.37%) LAN
12 12 (0.34%) Wireless
12 12 (0.34%) Wireshark
13 10 (0.28%) DMZ
13 10 (0.28%) DSL
14 9 (0.25%) BGP
14 9 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (6.09%) MySQL
2 208 (5.87%) SQL Server
3 191 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
4 145 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
5 137 (3.86%) Big Data
6 113 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 104 (2.93%) MongoDB
8 87 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 75 (2.12%) Hadoop
10 62 (1.75%) Blockchain
11 60 (1.69%) Redis
11 60 (1.69%) Relational Database
12 45 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
14 32 (0.90%) Power BI
15 30 (0.85%) Data Lake
16 27 (0.76%) MariaDB
17 18 (0.51%) Apache Hive
18 16 (0.45%) Oracle Database
19 15 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,310 (36.95%) Jenkins
2 706 (19.92%) Git (software)
3 295 (8.32%) JIRA
4 278 (7.84%) TeamCity
5 226 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 212 (5.98%) GitLab
7 200 (5.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 190 (5.36%) Maven
9 142 (4.01%) Bitbucket
10 104 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 98 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 92 (2.60%) CircleCI
13 83 (2.34%) Selenium
13 83 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
14 82 (2.31%) Ant
15 79 (2.23%) SonarQube
16 78 (2.20%) Vagrant
17 77 (2.17%) Artifactory
18 70 (1.97%) Subversion
19 67 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 650 (18.34%) Finance
2 231 (6.52%) Banking
3 130 (3.67%) Public Sector
4 108 (3.05%) Retail
5 85 (2.40%) Games
6 71 (2.00%) Marketing
7 65 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 55 (1.55%) Law
9 49 (1.38%) Electronics
10 38 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.73%) Advertising
12 25 (0.71%) Back Office
13 23 (0.65%) Billing
14 22 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 21 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.51%) Legal
17 13 (0.37%) Front Office
18 11 (0.31%) Automotive
19 10 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 5 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (8.77%) .NET
2 279 (7.87%) Elastic Stack
3 278 (7.84%) Node.js
4 248 (7.00%) Web Services
5 116 (3.27%) Kafka
6 92 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
7 64 (1.81%) JSON
8 59 (1.66%) React
9 47 (1.33%) LAMP
10 46 (1.30%) REST
11 44 (1.24%) YAML
12 38 (1.07%) .NET Framework
13 36 (1.02%) .NET Core
13 36 (1.02%) Middleware
14 32 (0.90%) AngularJS
15 28 (0.79%) ASP.NET
15 28 (0.79%) OAuth
16 27 (0.76%) Sensu
16 27 (0.76%) Spring
17 25 (0.71%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 244 (6.88%) Public Cloud
2 135 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 120 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 95 (2.68%) Cloud Native
6 84 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
7 56 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 55 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 51 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (1.27%) User Experience
11 44 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 43 (1.21%) Replication
13 37 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 36 (1.02%) Clustering
15 31 (0.87%) Virtual Team
16 24 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
17 22 (0.62%) Hedge funds
17 22 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
18 21 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
19 20 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,846 (52.07%) Linux
2 693 (19.55%) Windows
3 276 (7.79%) Unix
4 185 (5.22%) CentOS
5 184 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 164 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 45 (1.27%) Debian
9 31 (0.87%) VMS
10 30 (0.85%) Android
11 28 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 21 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.51%) zOS
14 14 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (0.37%) Mesosphere
16 8 (0.23%) AIX
16 8 (0.23%) Solaris
17 7 (0.20%) CoreOS
18 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,545 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,264 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 728 (20.54%) Configuration Management
4 722 (20.37%) Infrastructure as Code
5 655 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
6 488 (13.77%) Microservices
7 434 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 370 (10.44%) Open Source
9 345 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 335 (9.45%) Scrum
11 322 (9.08%) Fintech
12 321 (9.06%) Software Engineering
13 307 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
14 239 (6.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 224 (6.32%) Deployment Automation
16 222 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 219 (6.18%) Migration
18 192 (5.42%) Load Balancing
18 192 (5.42%) SDLC
19 179 (5.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,827 (51.54%) Python
2 908 (25.61%) Bash Shell
3 866 (24.43%) Java
4 730 (20.59%) PowerShell
5 493 (13.91%) Ruby
6 437 (12.33%) Go
7 363 (10.24%) SQL
8 300 (8.46%) JavaScript
9 290 (8.18%) C#
10 203 (5.73%) Perl
11 168 (4.74%) Shell Script
12 165 (4.65%) C++
13 113 (3.19%) PHP
14 84 (2.37%) Groovy
15 70 (1.97%) C
16 42 (1.18%) Scala
17 37 (1.04%) T-SQL
18 31 (0.87%) Lua
19 27 (0.76%) Kotlin
20 17 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 234 (6.60%) Degree
2 108 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 101 (2.85%) AWS Certification
4 96 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 80 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 28 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.37%) RHCE
8 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.23%) CCNP
10 8 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (0.20%) CCNA
11 7 (0.20%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.11%) ISEB
13 4 (0.11%) PhD
13 4 (0.11%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.085%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.96%) QA
2 18 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.48%) GDPR
4 14 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.37%) SLA
6 12 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.056%) NIST
8 2 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,936 (54.61%) Docker
2 119 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (2.57%) Active Directory
4 88 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
5 61 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.99%) vSphere
7 18 (0.51%) oVirt
7 18 (0.51%) RHEV
8 15 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 14 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.37%) Xen
11 12 (0.34%) HDFS
11 12 (0.34%) LXC
12 8 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.20%) OpenSSH
14 6 (0.17%) iptables
14 6 (0.17%) KVM
14 6 (0.17%) NFS
15 5 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,719 (48.49%) Kubernetes
2 1,668 (47.05%) Ansible
3 1,568 (44.23%) Terraform
4 1,229 (34.67%) Puppet
5 987 (27.84%) Opscode Chef
6 220 (6.21%) Packer
7 209 (5.90%) Prometheus
8 192 (5.42%) Grafana
9 163 (4.60%) Salt
10 127 (3.58%) Docker Swarm
11 123 (3.47%) Nagios
12 104 (2.93%) Consul
13 95 (2.68%) Rancher
14 90 (2.54%) ZABBIX
15 85 (2.40%) Graphite
16 84 (2.37%) Kibana
17 44 (1.24%) Istio
18 40 (1.13%) logstash
19 38 (1.07%) Mesos
20 37 (1.04%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 368 (10.38%) Google
2 329 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 180 (5.08%) Red Hat
4 171 (4.82%) VMware
5 149 (4.20%) Splunk
6 110 (3.10%) Oracle
7 77 (2.17%) AppDynamics
8 72 (2.03%) Atlassian
9 64 (1.81%) CyberArk
9 64 (1.81%) New Relic
10 52 (1.47%) Citrix
11 46 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 45 (1.27%) SaltStack
13 40 (1.13%) Symantec
14 34 (0.96%) Dynatrace
15 33 (0.93%) Rackspace
16 29 (0.82%) SAP
17 26 (0.73%) PagerDuty
18 25 (0.71%) IBM
18 25 (0.71%) WorldPay