Period
to 7 July 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 137 151
Rank change year-on-year +33 +14 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,333 3,890 4,037
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.97% 2.65% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 2.76% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,141 3,539 3,558
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,450 £40,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

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 74,810 140,943 171,948
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.89% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 60,285 112,511 139,724
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,750
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +33 2,197 £65,000 -2.26% 276
London -1 1,258 £75,000 - 125
UK excluding London +47 1,053 £55,000 -4.35% 163
South East +37 313 £60,000 -4.00% 34
North of England +61 283 £57,430 +4.42% 50
Work from Home +2 214 £62,500 -10.71% 41
South West +76 145 £53,750 +0.47% 19
North West +45 139 £62,500 +8.70% 27
Midlands +67 121 £55,000 -4.35% 26
Yorkshire +83 112 £55,000 - 21
West Midlands +69 86 £60,000 +9.09% 18
Scotland +28 77 £56,250 +7.14% 7
East of England -3 74 £55,000 -4.35% 22
East Midlands +46 35 £45,000 -21.74% 8
Wales +32 33 £46,000 -3.16% 4
North East +17 32 £47,000 -6.00% 2
Northern Ireland +19 10 £45,000 -35.71% 1

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2,333 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,414 (60.61%) AWS
3 1,257 (53.88%) Docker
4 1,209 (51.82%) Kubernetes
5 1,190 (51.01%) Terraform
6 1,154 (49.46%) Python
7 1,032 (44.23%) Linux
8 1,001 (42.91%) Ansible
9 955 (40.93%) Azure
10 796 (34.12%) Jenkins
11 777 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
12 567 (24.30%) Infrastructure as Code
13 539 (23.10%) Bash Shell
14 507 (21.73%) Puppet
15 484 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
16 465 (19.93%) PowerShell
17 464 (19.89%) Configuration Management
18 440 (18.86%) Git (software)
19 429 (18.39%) Java
20 426 (18.26%) GCP
21 401 (17.19%) Opscode Chef
22 399 (17.10%) Finance
23 356 (15.26%) Windows
24 279 (11.96%) Microservices
25 276 (11.83%) Ruby
26 275 (11.79%) Fintech
27 273 (11.70%) Microsoft
28 270 (11.57%) Serverless
29 253 (10.84%) AWS CloudFormation
30 251 (10.76%) SQL

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 92 (3.94%) Confluence
2 86 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (2.49%) Apache
4 57 (2.44%) IIS
5 49 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 43 (1.84%) OpenStack
7 23 (0.99%) nginx
8 22 (0.94%) Apache Spark
9 21 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (0.56%) CMS
11 9 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.30%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.26%) JBoss
13 6 (0.26%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
16 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.043%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.21%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.086%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.086%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.043%) Magento
4 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,414 (60.61%) AWS
2 955 (40.93%) Azure
3 426 (18.26%) GCP
4 270 (11.57%) Serverless
5 253 (10.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 196 (8.40%) SaaS
7 175 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
8 155 (6.64%) GitHub
9 151 (6.47%) AWS Lambda
10 119 (5.10%) Amazon S3
11 113 (4.84%) PaaS
12 107 (4.59%) Amazon ECS
13 98 (4.20%) OpenShift
14 97 (4.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 86 (3.69%) IaaS
16 75 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 69 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
18 65 (2.79%) Datadog
19 52 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
20 51 (2.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 105 (4.50%) Firewall
2 68 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 57 (2.44%) DNS
4 48 (2.06%) VPN
5 34 (1.46%) HTTP
6 27 (1.16%) Internet
7 24 (1.03%) SSL
8 17 (0.73%) Skype
8 17 (0.73%) SSH
9 14 (0.60%) Network Security
10 13 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (0.51%) VoIP
12 11 (0.47%) WAN
13 9 (0.39%) SAN
14 8 (0.34%) Asterisk PBX
14 8 (0.34%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.34%) Wireshark
15 7 (0.30%) FTP
15 7 (0.30%) SMTP
15 7 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 128 (5.49%) MySQL
3 123 (5.27%) NoSQL
4 90 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
5 86 (3.69%) MongoDB
6 79 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (3.13%) Big Data
8 52 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 43 (1.84%) Redis
10 36 (1.54%) Blockchain
11 32 (1.37%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (0.99%) Relational Database
14 21 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
16 17 (0.73%) MariaDB
17 9 (0.39%) Power BI
18 8 (0.34%) Neo4j
19 7 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
20 6 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 796 (34.12%) Jenkins
2 440 (18.86%) Git (software)
3 176 (7.54%) GitLab
4 155 (6.64%) TeamCity
5 142 (6.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 141 (6.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 141 (6.04%) JIRA
7 78 (3.34%) Bitbucket
8 72 (3.09%) Maven
9 66 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 52 (2.23%) Vagrant
11 49 (2.10%) Selenium
12 36 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 35 (1.50%) Artifactory
13 35 (1.50%) CircleCI
13 35 (1.50%) Cucumber
13 35 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (1.41%) SonarQube
15 32 (1.37%) Travis CI
16 28 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 399 (17.10%) Finance
2 90 (3.86%) Banking
3 88 (3.77%) Retail
4 71 (3.04%) Games
5 54 (2.31%) Public Sector
6 39 (1.67%) Law
7 32 (1.37%) Marketing
8 28 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 22 (0.94%) Advertising
10 18 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.47%) Electronics
12 9 (0.39%) Local Government
13 7 (0.30%) Digital Economy
13 7 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.26%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.21%) Billing
15 5 (0.21%) Police
15 5 (0.21%) Publishing
16 4 (0.17%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (9.64%) .NET
2 177 (7.59%) Node.js
3 147 (6.30%) Web Services
4 142 (6.09%) Elastic Stack
5 50 (2.14%) Kafka
6 40 (1.71%) .NET Core
7 39 (1.67%) REST
8 36 (1.54%) YAML
9 35 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
10 32 (1.37%) React
11 28 (1.20%) AngularJS
11 28 (1.20%) HTML
12 27 (1.16%) JSON
12 27 (1.16%) LAMP
13 26 (1.11%) Spring
14 23 (0.99%) RESTful
15 21 (0.90%) .NET Framework
16 18 (0.77%) Velocity
17 16 (0.69%) ASP.NET
18 15 (0.64%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 160 (6.86%) Public Cloud
2 78 (3.34%) Cloud Native
3 65 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 45 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
7 34 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 23 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 20 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 20 (0.86%) Tandem
10 19 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 19 (0.81%) User Experience
11 17 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (0.64%) Private Cloud
12 15 (0.64%) Social Network
13 13 (0.56%) Clustering
13 13 (0.56%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,032 (44.23%) Linux
2 356 (15.26%) Windows
3 128 (5.49%) Unix
4 117 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 111 (4.76%) CentOS
6 63 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.84%) Debian
9 28 (1.20%) VMS
10 27 (1.16%) CoreOS
11 12 (0.51%) Android
11 12 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.26%) Mesosphere
13 6 (0.26%) zOS
14 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.13%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,333 (100.00%) DevOps
2 777 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
3 567 (24.30%) Infrastructure as Code
4 484 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
5 464 (19.89%) Configuration Management
6 279 (11.96%) Microservices
7 275 (11.79%) Fintech
8 244 (10.46%) Software Engineering
9 229 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 193 (8.27%) Scrum
11 186 (7.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 186 (7.97%) Test Automation
12 183 (7.84%) Open Source
13 176 (7.54%) Deployment Automation
14 154 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
15 149 (6.39%) Infrastructure Automation
16 146 (6.26%) Migration
17 135 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 125 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
19 118 (5.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,154 (49.46%) Python
2 539 (23.10%) Bash Shell
3 465 (19.93%) PowerShell
4 429 (18.39%) Java
5 276 (11.83%) Ruby
6 251 (10.76%) SQL
7 241 (10.33%) Go
8 215 (9.22%) JavaScript
9 202 (8.66%) C#
10 109 (4.67%) Perl
11 98 (4.20%) Shell Script
12 88 (3.77%) PHP
13 77 (3.30%) C++
14 68 (2.91%) Groovy
15 33 (1.41%) C
16 29 (1.24%) Scala
17 26 (1.11%) TypeScript
18 22 (0.94%) Kotlin
19 15 (0.64%) PL/SQL
20 11 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (5.62%) Degree
2 99 (4.24%) AWS Certification
3 89 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 60 (2.57%) SC Cleared
5 37 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.56%) CISSP
8 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (0.34%) CCSP
10 6 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.21%) CCNP
11 5 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.21%) RHCE
11 5 (0.21%) SANS
12 4 (0.17%) PhD
13 2 (0.086%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.36%) QA
2 27 (1.16%) SLA
3 9 (0.39%) GDPR
4 8 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.17%) FINRA
5 4 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.043%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.043%) NIST
6 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,257 (53.88%) Docker
2 51 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.06%) vSphere
4 47 (2.01%) Active Directory
5 33 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.03%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.51%) Kamailio
8 12 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.47%) GlusterFS
10 8 (0.34%) KVM
10 8 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.21%) iptables
11 5 (0.21%) oVirt
11 5 (0.21%) RHEV
12 3 (0.13%) LXC
13 2 (0.086%) Ceph
13 2 (0.086%) HDFS
13 2 (0.086%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,209 (51.82%) Kubernetes
2 1,190 (51.01%) Terraform
3 1,001 (42.91%) Ansible
4 507 (21.73%) Puppet
5 401 (17.19%) Opscode Chef
6 118 (5.06%) Prometheus
7 110 (4.71%) Grafana
7 110 (4.71%) Packer
8 54 (2.31%) Nagios
9 47 (2.01%) Consul
9 47 (2.01%) Graphite
10 46 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
11 43 (1.84%) Salt
12 29 (1.24%) Mesos
13 28 (1.20%) Kibana
14 27 (1.16%) Istio
15 22 (0.94%) Marathon
15 22 (0.94%) Rancher
16 21 (0.90%) ZABBIX
17 19 (0.81%) logstash
Vendors
1 273 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 177 (7.59%) Google
3 97 (4.16%) VMware
4 93 (3.99%) Red Hat
5 85 (3.64%) Splunk
6 73 (3.13%) Oracle
7 33 (1.41%) New Relic
8 26 (1.11%) IBM
9 25 (1.07%) SaltStack
10 24 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 20 (0.86%) AppDynamics
12 19 (0.81%) Dynatrace
13 18 (0.77%) Rackspace
14 10 (0.43%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.34%) Cisco
15 8 (0.34%) EMC
15 8 (0.34%) EnterpriseDB
15 8 (0.34%) F5
15 8 (0.34%) Foundry
15 8 (0.34%) Hitachi