Period
to 25 February 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 136 137
Rank change year-on-year +68 +1 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,092 3,133 3,828
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.17% 2.54% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 2.66% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,419 2,688 3,619
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £56,082 £57,500
% change year-on-year -1.93% -2.47% +4.55%

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 69,581 117,920 144,290
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.49% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 55,836 95,644 116,981
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 17 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 25 February 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 +64 2,818 £62,500 -3.85% 700
UK excluding London +84 1,602 £55,000 -1.93% 435
London +35 1,341 £75,000 - 288
Work from Home +68 787 £60,000 -4.00% 168
North of England +80 553 £55,000 - 131
South East +37 312 £60,000 - 95
Yorkshire +85 278 £55,000 - 42
South West +89 251 £52,500 +1.76% 62
North West +47 234 £54,000 -5.97% 70
Midlands +88 223 £57,500 +1.24% 72
West Midlands +73 161 £57,750 +2.25% 45
Scotland +49 146 £50,000 -4.76% 17
East of England +62 92 £55,000 - 46
East Midlands +68 56 £50,000 -13.04% 26
North East +34 41 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Wales +15 25 £47,500 -7.32% 6
Northern Ireland +19 12 £52,500 +40.00% 6

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 3,092 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,819 (58.83%) Terraform
3 1,774 (57.37%) AWS
4 1,676 (54.20%) Kubernetes
5 1,583 (51.20%) Docker
6 1,458 (47.15%) Linux
7 1,225 (39.62%) Azure
8 1,207 (39.04%) Python
9 1,197 (38.71%) Ansible
10 1,121 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
11 966 (31.24%) Jenkins
12 923 (29.85%) Infrastructure as Code
13 825 (26.68%) Puppet
14 660 (21.35%) Opscode Chef
15 639 (20.67%) Git (software)
16 577 (18.66%) Configuration Management
17 568 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
18 555 (17.95%) PowerShell
19 520 (16.82%) Bash Shell
20 472 (15.27%) AWS CloudFormation
21 451 (14.59%) Windows
22 421 (13.62%) Java
23 404 (13.07%) Finance
24 389 (12.58%) GCP
25 371 (12.00%) Go
26 360 (11.64%) Deployment Automation
27 346 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
28 315 (10.19%) Microservices
28 315 (10.19%) SQL
29 313 (10.12%) GitLab

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
1 101 (3.27%) Apache
2 95 (3.07%) IIS
3 93 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
4 66 (2.13%) Confluence
5 39 (1.26%) nginx
6 36 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 23 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.26%) WordPress
10 7 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.23%) JBoss
11 6 (0.19%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.19%) Drupal
12 5 (0.16%) Apache Pulsar
13 4 (0.13%) CloudStack
13 4 (0.13%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.097%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.097%) Jetty
Applications
1 34 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.065%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.32%) R3 Corda
4 7 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.16%) Magento
7 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.032%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.032%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,774 (57.37%) AWS
2 1,225 (39.62%) Azure
3 472 (15.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 389 (12.58%) GCP
5 298 (9.64%) Serverless
6 243 (7.86%) Amazon EKS
7 231 (7.47%) GitHub
8 218 (7.05%) PaaS
9 204 (6.60%) SaaS
10 180 (5.82%) IaaS
11 178 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
12 168 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
13 154 (4.98%) Amazon ECS
14 123 (3.98%) Amazon S3
15 121 (3.91%) Pulumi
16 107 (3.46%) Datadog
17 92 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
18 83 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 72 (2.33%) OpenShift
20 65 (2.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 103 (3.33%) Firewall
2 84 (2.72%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.91%) DNS
4 55 (1.78%) VPN
5 35 (1.13%) HTTP
6 33 (1.07%) Network Security
7 32 (1.03%) Internet
8 19 (0.61%) OpenVPN
9 17 (0.55%) SSH
10 14 (0.45%) DHCP
10 14 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.45%) VLAN
11 13 (0.42%) LAN
11 13 (0.42%) Multicast
11 13 (0.42%) tcpdump
11 13 (0.42%) WAN
12 9 (0.29%) AMQP
12 9 (0.29%) SMTP
13 8 (0.26%) DMZ
13 8 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (6.79%) MySQL
2 199 (6.44%) SQL Server
3 169 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
4 127 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 125 (4.04%) MongoDB
6 98 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
7 92 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 92 (2.98%) Redis
8 87 (2.81%) Big Data
9 68 (2.20%) MariaDB
10 62 (2.01%) Cosmos DB
11 53 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 44 (1.42%) Blockchain
13 30 (0.97%) Relational Database
14 23 (0.74%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (0.45%) Power BI
18 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 966 (31.24%) Jenkins
2 639 (20.67%) Git (software)
3 313 (10.12%) GitLab
4 219 (7.08%) TeamCity
5 198 (6.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 155 (5.01%) JIRA
7 144 (4.66%) Bitbucket
8 120 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 72 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 62 (2.01%) Artifactory
10 62 (2.01%) SonarQube
10 62 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 58 (1.88%) Maven
12 53 (1.71%) Subversion
13 44 (1.42%) CircleCI
14 40 (1.29%) Vagrant
15 38 (1.23%) Visual Studio
16 37 (1.20%) Gradle
17 34 (1.10%) Travis CI
18 33 (1.07%) Selenium
General
1 404 (13.07%) Finance
2 138 (4.46%) Banking
3 131 (4.24%) Games
4 101 (3.27%) Public Sector
5 56 (1.81%) Marketing
6 52 (1.68%) Retail
7 51 (1.65%) Law
8 38 (1.23%) Publishing
9 33 (1.07%) Telecoms
10 23 (0.74%) Electronics
10 23 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.52%) Advertising
12 15 (0.49%) Legal
13 13 (0.42%) Billing
14 12 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.32%) Front Office
16 9 (0.29%) Automotive
17 7 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (7.37%) .NET
2 192 (6.21%) Node.js
3 167 (5.40%) Kafka
4 132 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
5 119 (3.85%) Web Services
6 57 (1.84%) YAML
7 48 (1.55%) Apache Flex
8 44 (1.42%) React
9 38 (1.23%) REST
10 37 (1.20%) ASP.NET
11 28 (0.91%) RESTful
12 23 (0.74%) .NET Framework
13 22 (0.71%) .NET Core
13 22 (0.71%) Spring Boot
14 21 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
15 20 (0.65%) LAMP
15 20 (0.65%) Spring
16 19 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (0.58%) AngularJS
17 18 (0.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 179 (5.79%) Cloud Native
2 157 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
3 120 (3.88%) Public Cloud
4 105 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
5 62 (2.01%) Enterprise Cloud
6 60 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 47 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 46 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
9 45 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 44 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 29 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.74%) Social Network
14 22 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 21 (0.68%) Virtual Team
16 15 (0.49%) Internet of Things
17 14 (0.45%) Replication
18 12 (0.39%) PKI
19 10 (0.32%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1,458 (47.15%) Linux
2 451 (14.59%) Windows
3 213 (6.89%) Unix
4 157 (5.08%) CentOS
5 156 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 147 (4.75%) Windows Server
7 87 (2.81%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.71%) Debian
10 16 (0.52%) Android
11 15 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.42%) AIX
13 12 (0.39%) CoreOS
13 12 (0.39%) VMS
13 12 (0.39%) zOS
14 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
15 8 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.065%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,092 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,121 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
3 923 (29.85%) Infrastructure as Code
4 577 (18.66%) Configuration Management
5 568 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
6 360 (11.64%) Deployment Automation
7 346 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
8 315 (10.19%) Microservices
9 305 (9.86%) Fintech
10 291 (9.41%) Scrum
10 291 (9.41%) Software Engineering
11 282 (9.12%) Migration
12 248 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 246 (7.96%) Test Automation
14 204 (6.60%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 185 (5.98%) Infrastructure Automation
16 174 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 173 (5.60%) Mentoring
18 159 (5.14%) Analytics
19 151 (4.88%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1,207 (39.04%) Python
2 555 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 520 (16.82%) Bash Shell
4 421 (13.62%) Java
5 371 (12.00%) Go
6 315 (10.19%) SQL
7 309 (9.99%) C#
7 309 (9.99%) Ruby
8 246 (7.96%) JavaScript
9 122 (3.95%) PHP
10 76 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 75 (2.43%) Groovy
12 66 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 65 (2.10%) Perl
14 42 (1.36%) C++
15 25 (0.81%) C
16 14 (0.45%) Clojure
17 12 (0.39%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.36%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 274 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 229 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 139 (4.50%) AWS Certification
4 129 (4.17%) Degree
5 49 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.29%) CCNA
11 7 (0.23%) PhD
11 7 (0.23%) RHCE
12 6 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.097%) MCSA
14 3 (0.097%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.065%) OSCE
15 2 (0.065%) OSCP
16 1 (0.032%) GIAC
16 1 (0.032%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (1.91%) QA
2 31 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (0.78%) GDPR
4 19 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.36%) HIPAA
5 11 (0.36%) SLA
6 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.26%) PMO
8 5 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.16%) EMIR
8 5 (0.16%) MiFID
9 3 (0.097%) NIST
10 1 (0.032%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,583 (51.20%) Docker
2 146 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 64 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 62 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (1.16%) vSphere
7 20 (0.65%) Xen
8 7 (0.23%) HDFS
8 7 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.16%) Firmware
9 5 (0.16%) KVM
9 5 (0.16%) Postfix
9 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.13%) Microcode
11 3 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.097%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.097%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.097%) pfSense
11 3 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.065%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,819 (58.83%) Terraform
2 1,676 (54.20%) Kubernetes
3 1,197 (38.71%) Ansible
4 825 (26.68%) Puppet
5 660 (21.35%) Opscode Chef
6 244 (7.89%) Prometheus
7 209 (6.76%) Grafana
8 73 (2.36%) Istio
9 68 (2.20%) Nagios
9 68 (2.20%) Packer
10 38 (1.23%) Consul
10 38 (1.23%) Salt
11 33 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
12 32 (1.03%) Graphite
13 31 (1.00%) Rancher
14 23 (0.74%) Fortio
14 23 (0.74%) Kiali
15 22 (0.71%) HAProxy
16 21 (0.68%) Kibana
17 20 (0.65%) Graylog
Vendors
1 293 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 216 (6.99%) VMware
3 158 (5.11%) Google
4 120 (3.88%) SaltStack
5 98 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 76 (2.46%) Splunk
7 68 (2.20%) New Relic
7 68 (2.20%) Oracle
8 58 (1.88%) Atlassian
9 37 (1.20%) Cisco
10 33 (1.07%) Dynatrace
11 30 (0.97%) SAP
12 22 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.55%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.29%) Meraki
15 8 (0.26%) Citrix
15 8 (0.26%) IBM
15 8 (0.26%) Veracode
16 6 (0.19%) Adobe
16 6 (0.19%) Juniper