Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 169 229
Rank change year-on-year +37 +60 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,848 3,582 2,638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.06% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.13% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,355 3,031 2,256
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +4.17%

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 144,402 167,788 168,600
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,563 137,392 140,073
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
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 18 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 18 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 +42 3,665 £65,000 +8.33% 832
London +28 2,110 £70,000 +3.70% 419
UK excluding London +47 1,687 £56,000 +1.82% 445
South East +49 522 £60,000 +9.09% 110
North of England +33 489 £57,500 +9.52% 130
North West +59 294 £57,500 - 69
East of England +55 192 £57,500 - 49
Midlands +20 175 £55,000 +4.76% 57
South West +20 165 £52,500 +5.00% 67
Yorkshire -9 146 £55,000 +4.76% 43
West Midlands +72 128 £52,500 +5.00% 47
Scotland +11 100 £47,500 -9.52% 13
North East +55 67 £55,000 +22.22% 18
East Midlands -36 46 £65,000 +23.81% 10
Wales +24 42 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Northern Ireland -9 7 £62,500 +56.25% 9

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 3,848 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,422 (62.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2,298 (59.72%) Linux
4 1,936 (50.31%) Python
5 1,933 (50.23%) Docker
6 1,807 (46.96%) Ansible
7 1,493 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
8 1,480 (38.46%) Kubernetes
9 1,442 (37.47%) Puppet
10 1,433 (37.24%) Jenkins
11 1,349 (35.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,229 (31.94%) Terraform
13 1,053 (27.36%) Bash Shell
14 1,036 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
15 1,001 (26.01%) Configuration Management
16 899 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
17 862 (22.40%) Git (software)
18 718 (18.66%) Windows
19 690 (17.93%) Java
20 675 (17.54%) Finance
21 632 (16.42%) Ruby
22 599 (15.57%) Google Cloud Platform
23 586 (15.23%) PowerShell
24 450 (11.69%) AWS CloudFormation
25 433 (11.25%) Continuous Delivery
26 431 (11.20%) TeamCity
26 431 (11.20%) Google
27 428 (11.12%) SQL
28 392 (10.19%) Microservices
29 380 (9.88%) 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
1 228 (5.93%) Apache
2 182 (4.73%) Confluence
3 146 (3.79%) IIS
4 143 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
5 130 (3.38%) nginx
6 119 (3.09%) Tomcat
7 75 (1.95%) OpenStack
8 57 (1.48%) Apache Spark
9 51 (1.33%) JBoss
10 33 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 28 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 28 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 26 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.39%) Alfresco
13 15 (0.39%) Ethereum
14 11 (0.29%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.21%) Drupal
15 8 (0.21%) Mule
15 8 (0.21%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.18%) HipChat
4 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 17 (0.44%) Magento
3 8 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.078%) Quorum
7 2 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.052%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.026%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.026%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,422 (62.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1,349 (35.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 599 (15.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 450 (11.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 277 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
6 248 (6.44%) SaaS
7 208 (5.41%) GitHub
8 202 (5.25%) Amazon S3
9 186 (4.83%) IaaS
10 180 (4.68%) PaaS
11 157 (4.08%) Serverless
12 150 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 133 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
14 121 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
15 97 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
16 92 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 91 (2.36%) OpenShift
18 82 (2.13%) Route 53
19 77 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
20 70 (1.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 263 (6.83%) Firewall
2 147 (3.82%) DNS
3 138 (3.59%) TCP/IP
4 91 (2.36%) Internet
5 69 (1.79%) VPN
6 64 (1.66%) SSL
7 37 (0.96%) Network Security
8 35 (0.91%) HTTP
9 33 (0.86%) VLAN
10 20 (0.52%) SAN
11 17 (0.44%) DHCP
12 12 (0.31%) Broadband
13 11 (0.29%) BIG-IP
13 11 (0.29%) FTP
13 11 (0.29%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.29%) IPv4
13 11 (0.29%) LAN
14 10 (0.26%) IPv6
15 9 (0.23%) SMTP
15 9 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (6.34%) MySQL
2 233 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 210 (5.46%) Amazon RDS
4 197 (5.12%) MongoDB
5 170 (4.42%) SQL Server
6 165 (4.29%) Big Data
7 164 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
8 77 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 76 (1.98%) Blockchain
10 73 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 57 (1.48%) Hadoop
12 52 (1.35%) Relational Database
13 45 (1.17%) Redis
14 38 (0.99%) MariaDB
15 29 (0.75%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.57%) Neo4j
17 19 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.49%) Couchbase
18 18 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
18 18 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,433 (37.24%) Jenkins
2 862 (22.40%) Git (software)
3 431 (11.20%) TeamCity
4 312 (8.11%) JIRA
5 306 (7.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 297 (7.72%) Maven
7 266 (6.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 181 (4.70%) Subversion
9 178 (4.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 160 (4.16%) Gradle
11 155 (4.03%) Vagrant
12 143 (3.72%) Bitbucket
13 142 (3.69%) GitLab
14 130 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
15 115 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
16 112 (2.91%) Ant
17 94 (2.44%) CircleCI
18 87 (2.26%) Visual Studio
19 80 (2.08%) Travis CI
20 71 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 675 (17.54%) Finance
2 184 (4.78%) Banking
3 123 (3.20%) Retail
4 97 (2.52%) Games
5 87 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 72 (1.87%) Law
7 51 (1.33%) Marketing
8 43 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 31 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 30 (0.78%) Advertising
11 24 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.52%) Electronics
13 18 (0.47%) Legal
14 17 (0.44%) Front Office
15 14 (0.36%) Publishing
16 11 (0.29%) Automotive
17 9 (0.23%) Back Office
18 8 (0.21%) Military
19 7 (0.18%) Czech Language
20 5 (0.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (9.85%) Web Services
2 337 (8.76%) .NET
3 305 (7.93%) Node.js
4 239 (6.21%) Elastic Stack
5 129 (3.35%) Kafka
6 75 (1.95%) LAMP
7 73 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
8 61 (1.59%) Spring
9 58 (1.51%) AngularJS
10 54 (1.40%) REST
11 53 (1.38%) React
12 40 (1.04%) Java EE
12 40 (1.04%) LDAP
13 39 (1.01%) RESTful
14 35 (0.91%) Middleware
15 34 (0.88%) HTML
16 32 (0.83%) .NET Framework
17 31 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
18 28 (0.73%) CSS
18 28 (0.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 281 (7.30%) Fintech
2 221 (5.74%) Public Cloud
3 161 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 116 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 94 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 90 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
8 76 (1.98%) Private Cloud
9 64 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 50 (1.30%) Internet of Things
11 49 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 48 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
13 46 (1.20%) Cloud Native
14 40 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 40 (1.04%) User Experience
15 30 (0.78%) Wiki
16 29 (0.75%) Clustering
17 24 (0.62%) Cybercrime
18 20 (0.52%) Semantic Web
18 20 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,298 (59.72%) Linux
2 718 (18.66%) Windows
3 330 (8.58%) Unix
4 296 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 280 (7.28%) CentOS
6 203 (5.28%) Ubuntu
7 201 (5.22%) Windows Server
8 86 (2.23%) Debian
9 37 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.94%) Android
11 32 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 29 (0.75%) Fedora
13 27 (0.70%) VMS
14 25 (0.65%) DC/OS
15 23 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
16 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.47%) SUSE
18 12 (0.31%) CoreOS
19 9 (0.23%) FreeBSD
20 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,848 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,493 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1,001 (26.01%) Configuration Management
4 899 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
5 433 (11.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 392 (10.19%) Microservices
7 380 (9.88%) Software Engineering
8 353 (9.17%) Test Automation
9 350 (9.10%) Open Source
10 314 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
11 270 (7.02%) Scrum
12 249 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 215 (5.59%) Mentoring
14 208 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
15 200 (5.20%) Artificial Intelligence
16 192 (4.99%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 191 (4.96%) High Availability
18 173 (4.50%) Continuous Deployment
19 172 (4.47%) SDLC
20 163 (4.24%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1,936 (50.31%) Python
2 1,053 (27.36%) Bash Shell
3 690 (17.93%) Java
4 632 (16.42%) Ruby
5 586 (15.23%) PowerShell
6 428 (11.12%) SQL
7 347 (9.02%) Perl
8 275 (7.15%) Go
9 258 (6.70%) C#
10 234 (6.08%) JavaScript
11 221 (5.74%) PHP
12 169 (4.39%) C++
13 136 (3.53%) Shell Script
14 86 (2.23%) Groovy
15 67 (1.74%) Scala
16 60 (1.56%) C
17 20 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.47%) Korn
19 13 (0.34%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.31%) ES6
Qualifications
1 196 (5.09%) Degree
2 111 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 101 (2.62%) AWS Certification
4 79 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 57 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (1.27%) RHCE
7 44 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 43 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.21%) ISEB
12 7 (0.18%) MCSE
12 7 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.16%) MCSA
14 5 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.13%) PhD
15 3 (0.078%) CCENT
15 3 (0.078%) CCIE
15 3 (0.078%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.052%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.04%) QA
2 22 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.55%) GDPR
4 11 (0.29%) SLA
5 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.13%) PMO
6 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.078%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.026%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,933 (50.23%) Docker
2 220 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (4.86%) Active Directory
4 140 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 122 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 56 (1.46%) VirtualBox
7 45 (1.17%) vSphere
8 31 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.68%) RHEV
10 25 (0.65%) oVirt
11 19 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.47%) Varnish
13 17 (0.44%) KVM
14 13 (0.34%) iptables
15 10 (0.26%) Xen
16 9 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.23%) LXC
16 9 (0.23%) pfSense
16 9 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,807 (46.96%) Ansible
2 1,480 (38.46%) Kubernetes
3 1,442 (37.47%) Puppet
4 1,229 (31.94%) Terraform
5 1,036 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
6 227 (5.90%) Salt
7 195 (5.07%) Prometheus
8 189 (4.91%) Packer
9 152 (3.95%) Docker Swarm
10 136 (3.53%) Grafana
11 94 (2.44%) Nagios
12 84 (2.18%) Graphite
13 73 (1.90%) ZABBIX
14 67 (1.74%) Consul
15 61 (1.59%) Kibana
15 61 (1.59%) Mesos
16 53 (1.38%) HAProxy
17 52 (1.35%) Rancher
18 35 (0.91%) CFEngine
19 32 (0.83%) Icinga
Vendors
1 431 (11.20%) Google
2 332 (8.63%) Red Hat
3 294 (7.64%) VMware
4 289 (7.51%) Microsoft
5 147 (3.82%) Oracle
6 132 (3.43%) Atlassian
7 118 (3.07%) Splunk
8 115 (2.99%) New Relic
9 57 (1.48%) SaltStack
10 48 (1.25%) Rackspace
11 45 (1.17%) Trend Micro
12 30 (0.78%) Dynatrace
13 27 (0.70%) SAP
14 25 (0.65%) AppDynamics
15 22 (0.57%) Citrix
15 22 (0.57%) F5
16 21 (0.55%) Cisco
16 21 (0.55%) IBM
17 19 (0.49%) Perforce
18 17 (0.44%) EnterpriseDB