Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 256 384
Rank change year-on-year +77 +128 +138
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3407 2554 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.35% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.40% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2852 2264 1517
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% +5.26%

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 +72 3266 £60,000 - 248
London +51 1941 £65,000 - 146
UK excluding London +93 1421 £52,500 +9.38% 109
South East +106 507 £55,000 +10.00% 23
North of England +74 402 £50,000 +17.65% 43
Yorkshire +53 193 £50,000 +17.65% 25
North West +71 190 £50,000 +17.65% 13
South West +25 152 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East of England +39 148 £55,000 +15.79% 14
Midlands +24 103 £50,000 -4.76% 16
Scotland +12 71 £52,500 +13.51% 4
West Midlands +28 68 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Wales +16 37 £38,000 -0.65% 3
East Midlands +18 35 £50,000 +5.26% 8
North East +26 19 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Northern Ireland -25 1 - -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, DevOps Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 3407 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2489 (73.06%) Linux
3 1792 (52.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1787 (52.45%) Puppet
5 1771 (51.98%) Python
6 1613 (47.34%) Ansible
7 1426 (41.86%) Docker
8 1413 (41.47%) Opscode Chef
9 1258 (36.92%) Jenkins
10 1201 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
11 1053 (30.91%) Configuration Management
12 1014 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
13 950 (27.88%) Bash Shell
14 852 (25.01%) Ruby
15 848 (24.89%) Java
16 817 (23.98%) Windows
17 714 (20.96%) Git (software)
18 701 (20.58%) Kubernetes
19 674 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 668 (19.61%) Finance
21 648 (19.02%) Terraform
22 596 (17.49%) PowerShell
23 576 (16.91%) Perl
24 547 (16.06%) Unix
25 508 (14.91%) SQL
26 497 (14.59%) MySQL
27 478 (14.03%) Red Hat
28 419 (12.30%) Open Source
29 415 (12.18%) CentOS
30 391 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 385 (11.30%) Apache
2 292 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
3 268 (7.87%) OpenStack
3 268 (7.87%) Tomcat
4 252 (7.40%) nginx
5 204 (5.99%) IIS
6 158 (4.64%) Confluence
7 77 (2.26%) CloudStack
8 60 (1.76%) Apache Spark
9 58 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 58 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 48 (1.41%) JBoss
11 41 (1.20%) WebLogic
12 26 (0.76%) CMS
13 17 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.50%) Drupal
14 15 (0.44%) Jetty
14 15 (0.44%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.059%) HipChat
3 2 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.029%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.12%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.059%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.059%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.029%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1792 (52.60%) Amazon AWS
2 674 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (8.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 219 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
5 202 (5.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 185 (5.43%) IaaS
7 174 (5.11%) SaaS
8 158 (4.64%) PaaS
9 111 (3.26%) Amazon S3
10 91 (2.67%) GitHub
11 76 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
12 71 (2.08%) Serverless
13 70 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 69 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 63 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
16 56 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
17 43 (1.26%) Route 53
18 40 (1.17%) npm
19 37 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
20 35 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 283 (8.31%) Firewall
2 195 (5.72%) DNS
3 126 (3.70%) Internet
4 98 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 95 (2.79%) HTTP
6 70 (2.05%) VPN
7 68 (2.00%) SSL
8 40 (1.17%) SMTP
9 39 (1.14%) WAN
10 34 (1.00%) Network Security
11 33 (0.97%) SAN
12 30 (0.88%) DHCP
13 26 (0.76%) LDAP
14 24 (0.70%) NetScaler
14 24 (0.70%) Wireless
15 22 (0.65%) BGP
16 20 (0.59%) DMZ
16 20 (0.59%) SNMP
16 20 (0.59%) VLAN
17 19 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (14.59%) MySQL
2 278 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 247 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 238 (6.99%) NoSQL
5 169 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
6 165 (4.84%) Big Data
6 165 (4.84%) Redis
7 132 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
8 119 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 91 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 86 (2.52%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.03%) InfluxDB
12 32 (0.94%) MariaDB
13 29 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 27 (0.79%) Oracle Database
15 26 (0.76%) Event Store
16 25 (0.73%) RDBMS
17 23 (0.68%) Neo4j
18 18 (0.53%) Couchbase
18 18 (0.53%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 1258 (36.92%) Jenkins
2 714 (20.96%) Git (software)
3 372 (10.92%) TeamCity
4 296 (8.69%) JIRA
5 280 (8.22%) Maven
6 241 (7.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 229 (6.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 174 (5.11%) Subversion
9 138 (4.05%) Vagrant
10 101 (2.96%) Visual Studio
11 99 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 88 (2.58%) Bitbucket
13 85 (2.49%) Ant
14 79 (2.32%) GitLab
15 74 (2.17%) Gradle
16 66 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
17 65 (1.91%) gulp
18 64 (1.88%) Hudson
19 55 (1.61%) NuGet
20 51 (1.50%) JUnit
General
1 668 (19.61%) Finance
2 237 (6.96%) Banking
3 220 (6.46%) Telecoms
4 196 (5.75%) Marketing
5 135 (3.96%) Games
6 125 (3.67%) Manufacturing
7 124 (3.64%) Electronics
8 101 (2.96%) Investment Banking
9 98 (2.88%) Retail Banking
10 95 (2.79%) Retail
11 47 (1.38%) Front Office
12 25 (0.73%) Automotive
13 22 (0.65%) Publishing
14 21 (0.62%) Online Betting
15 20 (0.59%) Legal
16 19 (0.56%) Advertising
16 19 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.35%) Law
18 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (9.16%) .NET
2 276 (8.10%) Web Services
3 194 (5.69%) Elastic Stack
4 192 (5.64%) Node.js
5 145 (4.26%) LAMP
6 93 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
7 91 (2.67%) Kafka
8 85 (2.49%) LEMP Stack
9 78 (2.29%) HTML
10 56 (1.64%) REST
11 53 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
12 52 (1.53%) Spring
13 51 (1.50%) JSON
14 50 (1.47%) Sensu
15 49 (1.44%) CSS
16 46 (1.35%) RESTful
17 42 (1.23%) ASP.NET
17 42 (1.23%) XML
18 34 (1.00%) React
18 34 (1.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (4.64%) Fintech
2 155 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 144 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 120 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
5 104 (3.05%) Public Cloud
6 83 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 60 (1.76%) Clustering
9 52 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 51 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
11 43 (1.26%) Credit Risk
12 36 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 32 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 22 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
14 22 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 22 (0.65%) User Experience
15 19 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.56%) Replication
16 18 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2489 (73.06%) Linux
2 817 (23.98%) Windows
3 547 (16.06%) Unix
4 415 (12.18%) CentOS
5 341 (10.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 306 (8.98%) Ubuntu
7 253 (7.43%) Windows Server
8 114 (3.35%) Debian
9 49 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (1.41%) CoreOS
11 42 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (0.88%) Solaris
13 18 (0.53%) Fedora
14 14 (0.41%) Android
15 13 (0.38%) VMS
16 9 (0.26%) AIX
17 8 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
17 8 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3407 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1201 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1053 (30.91%) Configuration Management
4 1014 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
5 419 (12.30%) Open Source
6 391 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 335 (9.83%) Scrum
8 332 (9.74%) Software Engineering
9 294 (8.63%) Test Automation
10 260 (7.63%) Microservices
11 242 (7.10%) E-Commerce
12 241 (7.07%) Continuous Deployment
13 212 (6.22%) SDLC
14 200 (5.87%) High Availability
15 185 (5.43%) Migration
16 173 (5.08%) TDD
17 167 (4.90%) Release Management
18 162 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
19 146 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
20 142 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1771 (51.98%) Python
2 950 (27.88%) Bash Shell
3 852 (25.01%) Ruby
4 848 (24.89%) Java
5 596 (17.49%) PowerShell
6 576 (16.91%) Perl
7 508 (14.91%) SQL
8 306 (8.98%) PHP
9 274 (8.04%) Go
10 256 (7.51%) Shell Script
11 254 (7.46%) JavaScript
12 242 (7.10%) C#
13 95 (2.79%) C++
14 84 (2.47%) Groovy
15 64 (1.88%) VBScript
16 57 (1.67%) VB
17 40 (1.17%) C
18 37 (1.09%) Scala
19 25 (0.73%) T-SQL
20 21 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 194 (5.69%) Degree
2 99 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 59 (1.73%) AWS Certification
5 31 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.47%) RHCE
7 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.26%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.088%) MCSA
12 3 (0.088%) MCSD
13 2 (0.059%) CCNA
13 2 (0.059%) CCNP
14 1 (0.029%) CISM
14 1 (0.029%) CISSP
14 1 (0.029%) MCP
14 1 (0.029%) MCTS
14 1 (0.029%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (5.11%) QA
2 51 (1.50%) GCP
3 19 (0.56%) SLA
4 14 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.15%) SSAE 16
7 3 (0.088%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.059%) DICOM
8 2 (0.059%) GDPR
8 2 (0.059%) HL7
8 2 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.029%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.029%) EMIR
9 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.029%) MiFID
System Software
1 1426 (41.86%) Docker
2 196 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
4 121 (3.55%) Active Directory
5 120 (3.52%) Xen
6 105 (3.08%) vSphere
7 74 (2.17%) XenServer
8 59 (1.73%) LXC
9 53 (1.56%) Hyper-V
10 46 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 41 (1.20%) KVM
12 35 (1.03%) NFS
13 30 (0.88%) Varnish
14 26 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 25 (0.73%) etcd
16 22 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 16 (0.47%) flannel
17 16 (0.47%) iptables
18 13 (0.38%) Ceph
19 10 (0.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1787 (52.45%) Puppet
2 1613 (47.34%) Ansible
3 1413 (41.47%) Opscode Chef
4 701 (20.58%) Kubernetes
5 648 (19.02%) Terraform
6 262 (7.69%) Nagios
7 156 (4.58%) Packer
8 133 (3.90%) Salt
9 127 (3.73%) Grafana
10 115 (3.38%) Kibana
11 100 (2.94%) logstash
12 87 (2.55%) Cobbler
13 79 (2.32%) Tivoli
14 75 (2.20%) ZABBIX
15 72 (2.11%) HAProxy
15 72 (2.11%) Prometheus
16 69 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
16 69 (2.03%) Mesos
17 52 (1.53%) Icinga
18 44 (1.29%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 478 (14.03%) Red Hat
2 357 (10.48%) VMware
3 352 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 213 (6.25%) Google
5 208 (6.11%) Oracle
6 130 (3.82%) Splunk
7 121 (3.55%) SAP
8 115 (3.38%) SaltStack
9 87 (2.55%) Cisco
10 86 (2.52%) Atlassian
11 83 (2.44%) New Relic
12 71 (2.08%) EnterpriseDB
13 42 (1.23%) Rackspace
14 37 (1.09%) AppDynamics
15 33 (0.97%) IBM
16 32 (0.94%) ServiceNow
17 31 (0.91%) HP
18 25 (0.73%) F5
19 15 (0.44%) Sybase
20 14 (0.41%) Citrix