DevOps Engineer Jobs

Development Operations Engineer
UK

The median Development Operations Engineer salary in the UK is £68,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 24 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 254 122 135
Rank change year-on-year -132 +13 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 978 2,334 5,342
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 2.86% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 3.11% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 693 1,703 2,620
10th Percentile £42,500 £52,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.33% - +15.38%
75th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £97,250 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,669 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +16.67%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 87,229 74,951 168,159
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.81% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 59,408 51,881 87,939
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £43,800 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,700 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.83% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.94% +8.42%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -118 902 £68,000 -9.33% 66
UK excluding London -116 643 £60,669 -13.33% 50
Work from Home -152 370 £70,000 -6.67% 45
London -133 288 £82,500 -2.94% 28
North of England -58 207 £60,000 -14.29% 8
South East -77 171 £60,000 -14.29% 12
South West -46 146 £67,500 +3.85% 10
North West -36 133 £63,750 -10.53% 6
Yorkshire -25 63 £60,000 -12.43% 2
Midlands -55 55 £60,000 -14.29% 11
West Midlands -43 29 £60,000 -14.29% 8
East Midlands -44 26 £65,000 -1.89% 3
East of England -54 22 £67,500 -10.00% 1
Scotland -113 20 £73,750 -1.67% 8
Wales +4 16 £50,000 -27.00%
North East -23 11 £65,465 -1.19%
Northern Ireland +4 6 £52,500 -30.00%

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 24 July 2024, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 978 (100.00%) DevOps
2 654 (66.87%) AWS
3 602 (61.55%) Terraform
4 567 (57.98%) Kubernetes
5 514 (52.56%) CI/CD
6 464 (47.44%) Azure
7 402 (41.10%) Docker
8 368 (37.63%) Python
9 351 (35.89%) Containerisation
10 343 (35.07%) Agile
11 301 (30.78%) Infrastructure as Code
12 262 (26.79%) Ansible
13 249 (25.46%) Linux
14 227 (23.21%) Security Cleared
15 202 (20.65%) Mentoring
16 199 (20.35%) Jenkins
17 180 (18.40%) Public Sector
18 179 (18.30%) Social Skills
19 166 (16.97%) Prometheus
19 166 (16.97%) Amazon S3
20 160 (16.36%) Test Automation
20 160 (16.36%) Azure DevOps
21 158 (16.16%) Observability
22 151 (15.44%) Java
23 146 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
24 141 (14.42%) Bash
25 138 (14.11%) GCP
26 137 (14.01%) Amazon RDS
26 137 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
27 132 (13.50%) Artificial Intelligence

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.68%) nginx
2 25 (2.56%) Apache
3 19 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.74%) Jupyter
5 8 (0.82%) IIS
6 6 (0.61%) Confluence
7 5 (0.51%) JBoss
8 4 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.20%) Moodle
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 654 (66.87%) AWS
2 464 (47.44%) Azure
3 166 (16.97%) Amazon S3
4 160 (16.36%) Azure DevOps
5 138 (14.11%) GCP
6 128 (13.09%) Amazon EKS
7 117 (11.96%) GitHub
8 104 (10.63%) OCI
9 101 (10.33%) IBM Cloud
10 100 (10.22%) Amazon ECR
10 100 (10.22%) Route 53
11 94 (9.61%) Serverless
12 83 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 81 (8.28%) GitHub Actions
14 71 (7.26%) Amazon EC2
15 66 (6.75%) AWS Lambda
16 60 (6.13%) SaaS
17 56 (5.73%) OpenShift
18 48 (4.91%) PaaS
19 44 (4.50%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.48%) DNS
2 32 (3.27%) Firewall
3 31 (3.17%) Network Security
4 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.82%) IPv4
5 8 (0.82%) IPv6
5 8 (0.82%) WAN
6 7 (0.72%) HTTP
6 7 (0.72%) Internet
6 7 (0.72%) LAN
7 5 (0.51%) AMQP
7 5 (0.51%) SSL
8 3 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.31%) SSH
8 3 (0.31%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) SMTP
9 2 (0.20%) WLAN
10 1 (0.10%) SNMP
10 1 (0.10%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.01%) Amazon RDS
2 77 (7.87%) MongoDB
3 76 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
4 73 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 51 (5.21%) SQL Server
6 42 (4.29%) Big Data
7 39 (3.99%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 23 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.74%) MySQL
10 17 (1.74%) Presto
11 16 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.33%) Power BI
13 12 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.23%) DB2
13 12 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.12%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.82%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 199 (20.35%) Jenkins
2 108 (11.04%) Git
3 96 (9.82%) GitLab
4 75 (7.67%) JIRA
5 43 (4.40%) CircleCI
6 35 (3.58%) SonarQube
7 24 (2.45%) Artifactory
8 21 (2.15%) TeamCity
9 17 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.33%) Selenium
12 13 (1.33%) Terragrunt
13 9 (0.92%) Maven
14 8 (0.82%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.82%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.41%) Gradle
15 4 (0.41%) Spinnaker
15 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 180 (18.40%) Public Sector
2 179 (18.30%) Social Skills
3 112 (11.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 94 (9.61%) Finance
5 49 (5.01%) Aerospace
6 28 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.35%) Banking
8 20 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (1.84%) Marketing
10 17 (1.74%) Tech for Good
11 15 (1.53%) Games
12 12 (1.23%) Law
13 11 (1.12%) Legal
14 10 (1.02%) Front Office
15 8 (0.82%) Retail
16 6 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
17 5 (0.51%) Advertising
17 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
18 4 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (9.61%) Node.js
2 66 (6.75%) Kafka
3 50 (5.11%) .NET
4 43 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
5 41 (4.19%) ARM Templates
6 40 (4.09%) YAML
7 30 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
8 25 (2.56%) React
9 22 (2.25%) Apache NiFi
9 22 (2.25%) RESTful
10 17 (1.74%) JSON
11 16 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (1.64%) AWS CDK
12 13 (1.33%) REST
13 12 (1.23%) Spring
13 12 (1.23%) Spring XD
14 11 (1.12%) AWS SAM
14 11 (1.12%) HTML
14 11 (1.12%) OAuth
15 10 (1.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.99%) Hybrid Cloud
2 105 (10.74%) Blockchain
3 89 (9.10%) e-Learning
4 45 (4.60%) Public Cloud
5 38 (3.89%) Cloud Native
6 35 (3.58%) Distributed Systems
7 32 (3.27%) Product Ownership
8 17 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.12%) Tandem
13 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.82%) IoT
14 8 (0.82%) Onboarding
15 7 (0.72%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.72%) PKI
15 7 (0.72%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 249 (25.46%) Linux
2 66 (6.75%) Windows
3 16 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.33%) Unix
6 11 (1.12%) CentOS
7 10 (1.02%) VMS
8 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (100.00%) DevOps
2 514 (52.56%) CI/CD
3 351 (35.89%) Containerisation
4 343 (35.07%) Agile
5 301 (30.78%) Infrastructure as Code
6 202 (20.65%) Mentoring
7 160 (16.36%) Test Automation
8 158 (16.16%) Observability
9 146 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
10 137 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
11 132 (13.50%) Artificial Intelligence
12 123 (12.58%) Coaching
13 108 (11.04%) Software Engineering
14 95 (9.71%) Scrum
15 94 (9.61%) Secrets Management
16 88 (9.00%) Configuration Management
17 85 (8.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 81 (8.28%) Deployment Automation
19 79 (8.08%) SDLC
20 76 (7.77%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 368 (37.63%) Python
2 151 (15.44%) Java
3 141 (14.42%) Bash
4 128 (13.09%) SQL
5 125 (12.78%) PowerShell
6 54 (5.52%) C#
7 48 (4.91%) JavaScript
8 46 (4.70%) Go
9 37 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.25%) Bicep
10 22 (2.25%) Groovy
11 19 (1.94%) C++
12 17 (1.74%) Ruby
13 10 (1.02%) Perl
13 10 (1.02%) PHP
13 10 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions
14 9 (0.92%) U-SQL
15 7 (0.72%) C
16 5 (0.51%) Rust
Qualifications
1 227 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 123 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 81 (8.28%) DV Cleared
4 58 (5.93%) Degree
5 56 (5.73%) AWS Certification
6 43 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (2.66%) Azure Certification
8 19 (1.94%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
9 17 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.61%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
14 1 (0.10%) AWS Certified Developer
14 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.10%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.10%) OCP
14 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.04%) QA
2 7 (0.72%) NCSC
2 7 (0.72%) NIST
3 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.61%) SOC 2
4 5 (0.51%) GDPR
4 5 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.31%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.20%) MiFID
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 402 (41.10%) Docker
2 23 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.31%) vSphere
9 2 (0.20%) Firmware
9 2 (0.20%) KVM
9 2 (0.20%) Varnish
10 1 (0.10%) etcd
10 1 (0.10%) iptables
10 1 (0.10%) NFS
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 602 (61.55%) Terraform
2 567 (57.98%) Kubernetes
3 262 (26.79%) Ansible
4 166 (16.97%) Prometheus
5 73 (7.46%) Puppet
6 72 (7.36%) Grafana
7 60 (6.13%) Progress Chef
8 18 (1.84%) HAProxy
9 15 (1.53%) Packer
10 14 (1.43%) Argo
11 13 (1.33%) Istio
12 12 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
12 12 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 8 (0.82%) Consul
14 7 (0.72%) Kibana
14 7 (0.72%) Nagios
15 4 (0.41%) Rundeck
16 3 (0.31%) Fortio
16 3 (0.31%) Kiali
Vendors
1 111 (11.35%) Red Hat
2 102 (10.43%) IBM
3 98 (10.02%) Dynatrace
4 87 (8.90%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.27%) Oracle
6 24 (2.45%) Google
7 20 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.04%) VMware
8 18 (1.84%) Splunk
9 15 (1.53%) Black Duck
10 14 (1.43%) Databricks
11 12 (1.23%) New Relic
11 12 (1.23%) Sybase
12 10 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.02%) Salesforce
13 7 (0.72%) Cisco
13 7 (0.72%) Veracode
14 6 (0.61%) ForgeRock
15 5 (0.51%) Zscaler
16 3 (0.31%) Talend