Period
to 23 February 2019

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 170 226
Rank change year-on-year +36 +56 +124
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,816 3,641 2,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.07% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.14% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,322 3,088 2,277
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,600 £42,350 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +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 144,300 169,747 169,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.33% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 115,444 139,302 140,742
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +38 3,637 £65,000 +8.33% 842
London +24 2,106 £70,000 +3.70% 433
UK excluding London +31 1,660 £57,500 +4.55% 449
South East +51 524 £60,000 +9.09% 112
North of England +23 478 £57,500 +9.52% 124
North West +47 288 £57,500 - 66
East of England +52 186 £57,500 - 48
Midlands +21 170 £55,000 +4.76% 68
South West +4 162 £52,500 +5.00% 58
Yorkshire -25 141 £55,000 +4.76% 41
West Midlands +71 125 £52,500 +5.00% 53
Scotland +10 98 £47,500 -9.52% 22
North East +53 65 £55,000 +22.22% 18
East Midlands -33 44 £65,000 +23.81% 15
Wales +19 39 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Northern Ireland -8 8 £62,500 +56.25% 6

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 3,816 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,404 (63.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2,265 (59.36%) Linux
4 1,919 (50.29%) Docker
5 1,914 (50.16%) Python
6 1,790 (46.91%) Ansible
7 1,500 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
8 1,478 (38.73%) Kubernetes
9 1,423 (37.29%) Jenkins
10 1,421 (37.24%) Puppet
11 1,338 (35.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,239 (32.47%) Terraform
13 1,027 (26.91%) Bash Shell
14 1,011 (26.49%) Opscode Chef
15 983 (25.76%) Configuration Management
16 898 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
17 866 (22.69%) Git (software)
18 716 (18.76%) Windows
19 678 (17.77%) Java
20 668 (17.51%) Finance
21 621 (16.27%) Ruby
22 606 (15.88%) Google Cloud Platform
23 577 (15.12%) PowerShell
24 447 (11.71%) AWS CloudFormation
25 433 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
26 432 (11.32%) TeamCity
27 431 (11.29%) Google
28 419 (10.98%) SQL
29 396 (10.38%) Microservices
30 375 (9.83%) Software Engineering

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
1 223 (5.84%) Apache
2 179 (4.69%) Confluence
3 147 (3.85%) IIS
4 138 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
5 126 (3.30%) nginx
6 114 (2.99%) Tomcat
7 77 (2.02%) OpenStack
8 60 (1.57%) Apache Spark
9 44 (1.15%) JBoss
10 30 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
11 29 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 28 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 23 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.39%) Alfresco
14 15 (0.39%) Ethereum
15 11 (0.29%) MS Exchange
16 8 (0.21%) Mule
16 8 (0.21%) SharePoint
17 7 (0.18%) CMS
17 7 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.13%) HipChat
4 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 21 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
2 17 (0.45%) Magento
3 7 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.079%) Quorum
8 2 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.052%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.026%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.026%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,404 (63.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1,338 (35.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 606 (15.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 447 (11.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 274 (7.18%) Amazon EC2
6 242 (6.34%) SaaS
7 210 (5.50%) GitHub
8 201 (5.27%) Amazon S3
9 186 (4.87%) IaaS
10 178 (4.66%) PaaS
11 157 (4.11%) Serverless
12 155 (4.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 134 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
14 121 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
15 98 (2.57%) Amazon SQS
16 94 (2.46%) OpenShift
17 88 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 79 (2.07%) Route 53
19 76 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
20 72 (1.89%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 257 (6.73%) Firewall
2 142 (3.72%) DNS
3 132 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 91 (2.38%) Internet
5 68 (1.78%) VPN
6 64 (1.68%) SSL
7 40 (1.05%) Network Security
8 34 (0.89%) HTTP
9 31 (0.81%) VLAN
10 17 (0.45%) DHCP
10 17 (0.45%) SAN
11 13 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.31%) Broadband
13 11 (0.29%) BIG-IP
13 11 (0.29%) FTP
13 11 (0.29%) IPv4
14 10 (0.26%) IPv6
15 9 (0.24%) DSL
15 9 (0.24%) OpenVPN
16 8 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (6.00%) NoSQL
2 228 (5.97%) MySQL
3 209 (5.48%) Amazon RDS
4 192 (5.03%) MongoDB
5 169 (4.43%) Big Data
6 164 (4.30%) SQL Server
7 158 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
8 74 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 72 (1.89%) Blockchain
10 68 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 59 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 46 (1.21%) Relational Database
13 41 (1.07%) Redis
14 34 (0.89%) MariaDB
15 30 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.55%) Neo4j
17 20 (0.52%) Couchbase
18 18 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
18 18 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
19 17 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,423 (37.29%) Jenkins
2 866 (22.69%) Git (software)
3 432 (11.32%) TeamCity
4 311 (8.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 306 (8.02%) JIRA
6 293 (7.68%) Maven
7 267 (7.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 181 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 179 (4.69%) Subversion
10 159 (4.17%) Gradle
11 156 (4.09%) Vagrant
12 142 (3.72%) GitLab
13 141 (3.69%) Bitbucket
14 129 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
15 119 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 110 (2.88%) Ant
17 93 (2.44%) CircleCI
18 87 (2.28%) Visual Studio
19 81 (2.12%) Travis CI
20 72 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 668 (17.51%) Finance
2 187 (4.90%) Banking
3 117 (3.07%) Retail
4 94 (2.46%) Games
5 85 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 71 (1.86%) Law
7 50 (1.31%) Marketing
8 40 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 31 (0.81%) Advertising
10 30 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.52%) Electronics
12 20 (0.52%) Legal
13 17 (0.45%) Front Office
14 14 (0.37%) Publishing
15 10 (0.26%) Automotive
15 10 (0.26%) Back Office
16 8 (0.21%) Military
17 7 (0.18%) Czech Language
18 6 (0.16%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (9.67%) Web Services
2 342 (8.96%) .NET
3 298 (7.81%) Node.js
4 245 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
5 133 (3.49%) Kafka
6 72 (1.89%) LAMP
6 72 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
7 60 (1.57%) Spring
8 56 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 51 (1.34%) React
9 51 (1.34%) REST
10 38 (1.00%) LDAP
10 38 (1.00%) RESTful
11 35 (0.92%) Java EE
12 33 (0.86%) .NET Framework
12 33 (0.86%) Middleware
13 32 (0.84%) HTML
14 31 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
15 26 (0.68%) .NET Core
15 26 (0.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 278 (7.29%) Fintech
2 216 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 163 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 114 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 112 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 95 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
7 93 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
8 76 (1.99%) Private Cloud
9 65 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 50 (1.31%) Internet of Things
11 48 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 46 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
13 45 (1.18%) Cloud Native
14 43 (1.13%) User Experience
15 40 (1.05%) Hedge funds
16 29 (0.76%) Wiki
17 27 (0.71%) Clustering
18 24 (0.63%) Cybercrime
19 22 (0.58%) Virtual Team
20 19 (0.50%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2,265 (59.36%) Linux
2 716 (18.76%) Windows
3 309 (8.10%) Unix
4 295 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 278 (7.29%) CentOS
6 204 (5.35%) Ubuntu
7 201 (5.27%) Windows Server
8 82 (2.15%) Debian
9 37 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.94%) Android
11 32 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 30 (0.79%) Fedora
13 29 (0.76%) DC/OS
14 26 (0.68%) VMS
15 23 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
16 19 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.47%) SUSE
18 12 (0.31%) CoreOS
19 7 (0.18%) FreeBSD
20 6 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,816 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,500 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 983 (25.76%) Configuration Management
4 898 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 433 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 396 (10.38%) Microservices
7 375 (9.83%) Software Engineering
8 359 (9.41%) Test Automation
9 348 (9.12%) Open Source
10 316 (8.28%) Deployment Automation
11 271 (7.10%) Scrum
12 245 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 210 (5.50%) Mentoring
14 208 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
15 199 (5.21%) Artificial Intelligence
16 194 (5.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 187 (4.90%) High Availability
18 174 (4.56%) Continuous Deployment
19 172 (4.51%) SDLC
20 162 (4.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1,914 (50.16%) Python
2 1,027 (26.91%) Bash Shell
3 678 (17.77%) Java
4 621 (16.27%) Ruby
5 577 (15.12%) PowerShell
6 419 (10.98%) SQL
7 341 (8.94%) Perl
8 268 (7.02%) Go
9 257 (6.73%) C#
10 224 (5.87%) JavaScript
11 215 (5.63%) PHP
12 165 (4.32%) C++
13 129 (3.38%) Shell Script
14 86 (2.25%) Groovy
15 66 (1.73%) Scala
16 60 (1.57%) C
17 19 (0.50%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.47%) Korn
19 13 (0.34%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.31%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 193 (5.06%) Degree
2 116 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 101 (2.65%) AWS Certification
4 85 (2.23%) SC Cleared
5 56 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (1.28%) RHCE
7 44 (1.15%) RHCSA
8 43 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.18%) ISEB
11 7 (0.18%) MCSE
11 7 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.16%) MCSA
13 5 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.13%) PhD
14 3 (0.079%) CCENT
14 3 (0.079%) CCIE
14 3 (0.079%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.052%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (2.99%) QA
2 23 (0.60%) GDPR
3 22 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.29%) SLA
5 5 (0.13%) PMO
5 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.079%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.026%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,919 (50.29%) Docker
2 217 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (4.85%) Active Directory
4 147 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 127 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 58 (1.52%) VirtualBox
7 43 (1.13%) vSphere
8 31 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.68%) RHEV
10 25 (0.66%) oVirt
11 19 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.47%) KVM
13 17 (0.45%) Varnish
14 11 (0.29%) iptables
15 9 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.24%) pfSense
15 9 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.24%) Xen
16 8 (0.21%) LXC
16 8 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,790 (46.91%) Ansible
2 1,478 (38.73%) Kubernetes
3 1,421 (37.24%) Puppet
4 1,239 (32.47%) Terraform
5 1,011 (26.49%) Opscode Chef
6 223 (5.84%) Salt
7 198 (5.19%) Packer
8 196 (5.14%) Prometheus
9 153 (4.01%) Docker Swarm
10 137 (3.59%) Grafana
11 92 (2.41%) Nagios
12 82 (2.15%) Graphite
13 72 (1.89%) Consul
13 72 (1.89%) ZABBIX
14 62 (1.62%) Mesos
15 61 (1.60%) Kibana
16 53 (1.39%) HAProxy
17 49 (1.28%) Rancher
18 35 (0.92%) CFEngine
19 34 (0.89%) Icinga
Vendors
1 431 (11.29%) Google
2 320 (8.39%) Red Hat
3 287 (7.52%) VMware
4 283 (7.42%) Microsoft
5 144 (3.77%) Oracle
6 128 (3.35%) Atlassian
7 119 (3.12%) New Relic
8 118 (3.09%) Splunk
9 56 (1.47%) SaltStack
10 47 (1.23%) Rackspace
11 45 (1.18%) Trend Micro
12 33 (0.86%) Dynatrace
13 25 (0.66%) SAP
14 23 (0.60%) AppDynamics
15 22 (0.58%) F5
16 20 (0.52%) Citrix
16 20 (0.52%) IBM
17 18 (0.47%) Cisco
17 18 (0.47%) EnterpriseDB
17 18 (0.47%) Perforce