Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 125 147
Rank change year-on-year +45 +22 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 1,863 3,767 3,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.74% 2.71% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 2.83% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,813 3,372 3,542
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 47,223 133,225 159,921
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38,574 106,021 128,866
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +46 1,754 £65,000 -3.70% 431
London +29 1,010 £75,000 - 194
UK excluding London +69 827 £55,000 -4.35% 262
Work from Home +10 265 £62,216 -11.12% 83
North of England +92 250 £55,000 - 99
South East +23 189 £60,000 -4.00% 31
South West +89 141 £55,000 - 34
Yorkshire +107 116 £55,000 - 28
North West +46 106 £60,000 +4.35% 64
Midlands +93 94 £57,500 +1.24% 44
Scotland +24 71 £55,000 +10.00% 13
West Midlands +77 69 £60,500 +6.52% 35
East of England +37 57 £52,500 -4.55% 29
North East +19 28 £47,500 -9.52% 7
East Midlands +63 25 £47,500 -15.56% 9
Wales +44 21 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Northern Ireland +7 4 £45,000 -7.69% 3

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 1,863 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,158 (62.16%) AWS
3 1,009 (54.16%) Docker
4 1,000 (53.68%) Terraform
5 970 (52.07%) Kubernetes
6 867 (46.54%) Python
7 833 (44.71%) Linux
8 776 (41.65%) Azure
9 710 (38.11%) Ansible
10 660 (35.43%) Jenkins
11 596 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
12 460 (24.69%) Infrastructure as Code
13 412 (22.11%) Puppet
14 406 (21.79%) Git (software)
15 351 (18.84%) PowerShell
16 332 (17.82%) Java
17 330 (17.71%) Bash Shell
18 326 (17.50%) Configuration Management
19 316 (16.96%) Finance
20 314 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
21 306 (16.43%) GCP
22 289 (15.51%) Windows
23 267 (14.33%) Microservices
24 259 (13.90%) Opscode Chef
25 239 (12.83%) AWS CloudFormation
26 224 (12.02%) Fintech
27 219 (11.76%) Go
28 206 (11.06%) Serverless
29 203 (10.90%) SQL
30 196 (10.52%) Microsoft

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 76 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
2 65 (3.49%) Confluence
3 41 (2.20%) Apache
4 31 (1.66%) IIS
5 24 (1.29%) OpenStack
6 23 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.13%) nginx
8 14 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.70%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.32%) CloudStack
12 6 (0.32%) ColdFusion
13 5 (0.27%) JBoss
14 4 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.11%) CMS
16 2 (0.11%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,158 (62.16%) AWS
2 776 (41.65%) Azure
3 306 (16.43%) GCP
4 239 (12.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 206 (11.06%) Serverless
6 145 (7.78%) SaaS
7 132 (7.09%) AWS Lambda
8 126 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
9 123 (6.60%) GitHub
10 120 (6.44%) PaaS
11 104 (5.58%) Amazon S3
12 101 (5.42%) IaaS
13 73 (3.92%) OpenShift
14 71 (3.81%) Amazon ECS
15 65 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
16 56 (3.01%) Datadog
17 55 (2.95%) Amazon EKS
18 54 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 52 (2.79%) Route 53
20 48 (2.58%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.26%) Firewall
2 60 (3.22%) DNS
3 43 (2.31%) VPN
4 37 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.34%) HTTP
6 23 (1.23%) Network Security
7 20 (1.07%) Skype
8 15 (0.81%) SAN
9 14 (0.75%) SSL
10 13 (0.70%) SSH
11 11 (0.59%) DHCP
11 11 (0.59%) Internet
12 8 (0.43%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.43%) VLAN
13 7 (0.38%) WAN
14 6 (0.32%) LAN
15 5 (0.27%) DSL
15 5 (0.27%) Kerberos
16 4 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
16 4 (0.21%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.71%) NoSQL
3 101 (5.42%) MySQL
4 69 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 68 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (3.22%) Amazon RDS
7 51 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 50 (2.68%) Big Data
9 42 (2.25%) Redis
10 36 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 22 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.02%) Blockchain
14 17 (0.91%) MariaDB
14 17 (0.91%) Relational Database
15 14 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (0.48%) InfluxDB
17 6 (0.32%) Amazon Athena
17 6 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
17 6 (0.32%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 660 (35.43%) Jenkins
2 406 (21.79%) Git (software)
3 177 (9.50%) GitLab
4 141 (7.57%) TeamCity
5 134 (7.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 124 (6.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 103 (5.53%) JIRA
8 79 (4.24%) Bitbucket
9 46 (2.47%) Selenium
10 43 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 43 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (1.93%) SonarQube
12 35 (1.88%) CircleCI
13 33 (1.77%) Maven
14 32 (1.72%) Cucumber
15 29 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
16 26 (1.40%) Vagrant
17 25 (1.34%) Travis CI
18 21 (1.13%) Spinnaker
19 18 (0.97%) Artifactory
General
1 316 (16.96%) Finance
2 91 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 67 (3.60%) Banking
4 63 (3.38%) Games
5 57 (3.06%) Retail
6 49 (2.63%) Law
7 27 (1.45%) Publishing
8 21 (1.13%) Marketing
9 20 (1.07%) Advertising
10 17 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.86%) Electronics
12 11 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.43%) Legal
14 7 (0.38%) Back Office
14 7 (0.38%) Digital Economy
15 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.27%) Local Government
17 3 (0.16%) Automotive
17 3 (0.16%) Police
17 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (8.80%) .NET
2 120 (6.44%) Node.js
3 110 (5.90%) Elastic Stack
4 102 (5.48%) Web Services
5 48 (2.58%) Kafka
6 45 (2.42%) YAML
7 35 (1.88%) React
8 30 (1.61%) REST
9 26 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
10 24 (1.29%) HTML
11 23 (1.23%) CSS
12 19 (1.02%) Spring
13 17 (0.91%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.91%) LAMP
13 17 (0.91%) LDAP
14 14 (0.75%) .NET Core
14 14 (0.75%) RESTful
15 13 (0.70%) AngularJS
15 13 (0.70%) Spring Boot
16 11 (0.59%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.17%) Public Cloud
2 112 (6.01%) Cloud Native
3 61 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
4 42 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 24 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.13%) Social Network
10 19 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 18 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 15 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.59%) PlayStation
14 10 (0.54%) Clustering
14 10 (0.54%) FMCG
15 9 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (0.48%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 833 (44.71%) Linux
2 289 (15.51%) Windows
3 125 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 109 (5.85%) CentOS
5 98 (5.26%) Unix
6 73 (3.92%) Windows Server
7 44 (2.36%) Ubuntu
8 41 (2.20%) Debian
9 19 (1.02%) VMS
10 18 (0.97%) CoreOS
11 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.43%) Mesosphere
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
14 5 (0.27%) zOS
15 3 (0.16%) Android
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,863 (100.00%) DevOps
2 596 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (24.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 326 (17.50%) Configuration Management
5 314 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
6 267 (14.33%) Microservices
7 224 (12.02%) Fintech
8 189 (10.14%) Software Engineering
9 168 (9.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 162 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 159 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
12 148 (7.94%) Deployment Automation
13 140 (7.51%) Open Source
14 138 (7.41%) Migration
15 129 (6.92%) Infrastructure Automation
16 119 (6.39%) Scrum
17 99 (5.31%) TDD
18 98 (5.26%) Computer Science
19 97 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
20 91 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 867 (46.54%) Python
2 351 (18.84%) PowerShell
3 332 (17.82%) Java
4 330 (17.71%) Bash Shell
5 219 (11.76%) Go
6 203 (10.90%) SQL
7 195 (10.47%) Ruby
8 184 (9.88%) C#
9 179 (9.61%) JavaScript
10 67 (3.60%) PHP
11 61 (3.27%) Groovy
12 59 (3.17%) Perl
12 59 (3.17%) Shell Script
13 53 (2.84%) C++
14 23 (1.23%) Scala
15 22 (1.18%) C
16 20 (1.07%) TypeScript
17 18 (0.97%) Kotlin
18 15 (0.81%) T-SQL
19 14 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (6.76%) Degree
2 107 (5.74%) AWS Certification
3 92 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 69 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 42 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.97%) CCNA
8 9 (0.48%) CISSP
8 9 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.27%) SANS
12 4 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.21%) CCSP
13 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.11%) RHCE
14 1 (0.054%) ISEB
14 1 (0.054%) MCSA
14 1 (0.054%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.15%) QA
2 18 (0.97%) PMO
2 18 (0.97%) SLA
3 10 (0.54%) GDPR
4 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) FINRA
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.054%) NIST
System Software
1 1,009 (54.16%) Docker
2 49 (2.63%) vSphere
3 46 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 37 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.02%) VirtualBox
6 16 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.43%) GlusterFS
9 7 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.27%) Firmware
10 5 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.21%) XenApp
11 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.16%) KVM
12 3 (0.16%) LXC
12 3 (0.16%) NFS
13 2 (0.11%) HDFS
13 2 (0.11%) Samba
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,000 (53.68%) Terraform
2 970 (52.07%) Kubernetes
3 710 (38.11%) Ansible
4 412 (22.11%) Puppet
5 259 (13.90%) Opscode Chef
6 119 (6.39%) Prometheus
7 106 (5.69%) Grafana
8 48 (2.58%) Packer
9 45 (2.42%) Graphite
10 29 (1.56%) Istio
11 24 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
12 23 (1.23%) Consul
12 23 (1.23%) Kibana
13 20 (1.07%) Mesos
13 20 (1.07%) Nagios
14 19 (1.02%) Salt
15 17 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (0.86%) Rancher
17 14 (0.75%) logstash
17 14 (0.75%) Marathon
Vendors
1 196 (10.52%) Microsoft
2 120 (6.44%) Google
3 60 (3.22%) Splunk
4 59 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 56 (3.01%) VMware
6 39 (2.09%) Oracle
7 37 (1.99%) New Relic
8 26 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 24 (1.29%) IBM
10 21 (1.13%) SAP
11 20 (1.07%) SaltStack
12 18 (0.97%) Dynatrace
13 15 (0.81%) AppDynamics
14 14 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.59%) hybris
15 11 (0.59%) Rackspace
16 9 (0.48%) Adobe
17 8 (0.43%) Cisco
17 8 (0.43%) EMC
17 8 (0.43%) Hitachi