Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 181 245
Rank change year-on-year +47 +64 +126
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 4,002 3,534 2,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 1.98% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.07% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,487 2,968 2,333
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,100
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +48 3,781 £63,374 +5.62% 710
London +27 2,072 £70,000 +7.69% 357
UK excluding London +61 1,868 £55,000 - 382
North of England +78 598 £55,000 +4.76% 115
South East +38 562 £57,500 +4.55% 103
North West +92 345 £55,000 +3.29% 54
Yorkshire +4 188 £55,000 +4.76% 45
East of England +41 184 £55,000 -0.90% 36
Midlands +44 177 £55,000 +7.32% 46
South West +24 170 £50,000 -4.76% 54
West Midlands +78 131 £55,000 +10.00% 29
Scotland +16 122 £47,500 -13.64% 19
North East +59 91 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Wales +26 46 £57,500 +43.75% 8
East Midlands +6 45 £65,000 +23.81% 17
Northern Ireland +1 11 £60,000 +50.00% 2

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 4,002 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,470 (61.72%) Linux
3 2,443 (61.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2,034 (50.82%) Docker
5 1,971 (49.25%) Python
6 1,886 (47.13%) Ansible
7 1,600 (39.98%) Puppet
8 1,581 (39.51%) Jenkins
9 1,554 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
10 1,440 (35.98%) Kubernetes
11 1,424 (35.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,233 (30.81%) Opscode Chef
13 1,172 (29.29%) Terraform
14 1,097 (27.41%) Bash Shell
15 1,066 (26.64%) Configuration Management
16 1,037 (25.91%) Continuous Integration
17 901 (22.51%) Git (software)
18 791 (19.77%) Java
19 786 (19.64%) Windows
20 699 (17.47%) Ruby
21 635 (15.87%) PowerShell
22 621 (15.52%) Finance
23 563 (14.07%) Google Cloud Platform
24 497 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
25 484 (12.09%) SQL
26 474 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
27 438 (10.94%) Google
28 418 (10.44%) Open Source
29 413 (10.32%) Microservices
30 411 (10.27%) TeamCity

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
1 249 (6.22%) Apache
2 208 (5.20%) Confluence
3 182 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 155 (3.87%) IIS
5 123 (3.07%) nginx
6 122 (3.05%) Tomcat
7 111 (2.77%) OpenStack
8 61 (1.52%) JBoss
9 52 (1.30%) Apache Spark
10 42 (1.05%) Apache Solr
11 38 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.50%) SharePoint
14 17 (0.42%) CloudStack
15 15 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.35%) CMS
16 14 (0.35%) Ethereum
17 11 (0.27%) Drupal
17 11 (0.27%) MS Exchange
18 10 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.15%) HipChat
5 2 (0.050%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 30 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 17 (0.42%) Magento
3 9 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.050%) Quorum
8 1 (0.025%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.025%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,443 (61.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1,424 (35.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 563 (14.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 474 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 259 (6.47%) SaaS
6 254 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
7 230 (5.75%) GitHub
8 185 (4.62%) Amazon S3
9 173 (4.32%) PaaS
10 157 (3.92%) IaaS
11 142 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
12 136 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 136 (3.40%) Serverless
13 104 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 101 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
15 99 (2.47%) OpenShift
16 81 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
16 81 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
17 64 (1.60%) Datadog
18 59 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 268 (6.70%) Firewall
2 178 (4.45%) DNS
3 143 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 101 (2.52%) Internet
5 78 (1.95%) VPN
6 68 (1.70%) SSL
7 43 (1.07%) Network Security
8 42 (1.05%) HTTP
9 31 (0.77%) VLAN
10 25 (0.62%) SAN
11 24 (0.60%) DHCP
12 16 (0.40%) LAN
13 13 (0.32%) SMTP
13 13 (0.32%) WAN
14 12 (0.30%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.30%) OpenLDAP
14 12 (0.30%) OpenVPN
14 12 (0.30%) SSH
15 11 (0.27%) Broadband
15 11 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (7.32%) MySQL
2 232 (5.80%) NoSQL
3 212 (5.30%) MongoDB
4 200 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 191 (4.77%) Amazon RDS
5 191 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
6 153 (3.82%) Big Data
7 92 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 89 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 81 (2.02%) Blockchain
10 66 (1.65%) Redis
11 60 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 52 (1.30%) Relational Database
13 38 (0.95%) MariaDB
14 25 (0.62%) Neo4j
15 22 (0.55%) DB2
16 20 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (0.50%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
17 19 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,581 (39.51%) Jenkins
2 901 (22.51%) Git (software)
3 411 (10.27%) TeamCity
4 372 (9.30%) JIRA
5 371 (9.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 308 (7.70%) Maven
7 269 (6.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 218 (5.45%) Subversion
9 163 (4.07%) Vagrant
10 160 (4.00%) GitLab
11 145 (3.62%) Bitbucket
12 144 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 141 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
14 140 (3.50%) Gradle
15 103 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 95 (2.37%) CircleCI
17 94 (2.35%) Visual Studio
18 88 (2.20%) Ant
19 78 (1.95%) Travis CI
20 55 (1.37%) Artifactory
General
1 621 (15.52%) Finance
2 160 (4.00%) Banking
3 140 (3.50%) Retail
4 129 (3.22%) Games
5 80 (2.00%) Law
6 64 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 55 (1.37%) Marketing
8 46 (1.15%) Advertising
9 43 (1.07%) Telecoms
10 35 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.60%) Automotive
13 22 (0.55%) Electronics
14 18 (0.45%) Front Office
15 16 (0.40%) Back Office
16 13 (0.32%) Publishing
17 7 (0.17%) Czech Language
18 6 (0.15%) Billing
18 6 (0.15%) French Language
18 6 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (9.15%) Web Services
2 324 (8.10%) .NET
3 282 (7.05%) Node.js
4 235 (5.87%) Elastic Stack
5 124 (3.10%) Kafka
6 92 (2.30%) LAMP
7 76 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
8 70 (1.75%) REST
9 68 (1.70%) Spring
10 66 (1.65%) AngularJS
11 57 (1.42%) Java EE
11 57 (1.42%) React
12 52 (1.30%) RESTful
13 50 (1.25%) HTML
14 40 (1.00%) CSS
15 38 (0.95%) Middleware
16 37 (0.92%) LDAP
17 35 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
18 33 (0.82%) .NET Framework
18 33 (0.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 264 (6.60%) Fintech
2 236 (5.90%) Public Cloud
3 155 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 107 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 101 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 90 (2.25%) Private Cloud
7 89 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
8 85 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 68 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 57 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
11 50 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 41 (1.02%) Hedge funds
13 40 (1.00%) Internet of Things
14 35 (0.87%) Wiki
15 34 (0.85%) Cloud Native
16 31 (0.77%) Clustering
16 31 (0.77%) Management Information System
17 30 (0.75%) User Experience
18 25 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 21 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2,470 (61.72%) Linux
2 786 (19.64%) Windows
3 383 (9.57%) Unix
4 306 (7.65%) CentOS
5 305 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 196 (4.90%) Windows Server
7 190 (4.75%) Ubuntu
8 105 (2.62%) Debian
9 42 (1.05%) Android
10 37 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 35 (0.87%) VMS
12 31 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.62%) Fedora
14 21 (0.52%) CoreOS
15 20 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
16 16 (0.40%) DC/OS
17 15 (0.37%) FreeBSD
18 14 (0.35%) Windows 10
19 12 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,002 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,554 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,066 (26.64%) Configuration Management
4 1,037 (25.91%) Continuous Integration
5 497 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
6 418 (10.44%) Open Source
7 413 (10.32%) Microservices
8 380 (9.50%) Software Engineering
9 363 (9.07%) Deployment Automation
10 360 (9.00%) Scrum
10 360 (9.00%) Test Automation
11 243 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 228 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
13 222 (5.55%) Mentoring
14 213 (5.32%) High Availability
15 188 (4.70%) Continuous Deployment
16 185 (4.62%) Load Balancing
17 178 (4.45%) SDLC
18 175 (4.37%) Artificial Intelligence
19 167 (4.17%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,971 (49.25%) Python
2 1,097 (27.41%) Bash Shell
3 791 (19.77%) Java
4 699 (17.47%) Ruby
5 635 (15.87%) PowerShell
6 484 (12.09%) SQL
7 376 (9.40%) Perl
8 331 (8.27%) Go
9 295 (7.37%) JavaScript
10 292 (7.30%) C#
11 231 (5.77%) PHP
12 192 (4.80%) C++
13 155 (3.87%) Shell Script
14 64 (1.60%) C
15 61 (1.52%) Groovy
16 59 (1.47%) Scala
17 18 (0.45%) Korn
18 16 (0.40%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.37%) PL/SQL
20 13 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 226 (5.65%) Degree
2 113 (2.82%) AWS Certification
3 96 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 68 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 63 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 58 (1.45%) RHCE
7 49 (1.22%) RHCSA
8 39 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.22%) ISEB
12 6 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.12%) CCNA
13 5 (0.12%) CISSP
13 5 (0.12%) HND
13 5 (0.12%) PhD
14 4 (0.100%) MCSE
15 3 (0.075%) CCENT
15 3 (0.075%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.075%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.22%) QA
2 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.30%) GDPR
3 12 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.30%) SLA
4 5 (0.12%) PMO
4 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.100%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.025%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2,034 (50.82%) Docker
2 239 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 137 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
5 96 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 58 (1.45%) vSphere
7 49 (1.22%) VirtualBox
8 41 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.87%) oVirt
10 29 (0.72%) KVM
10 29 (0.72%) RHEV
11 27 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 21 (0.52%) Xen
13 20 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (0.50%) XenServer
14 17 (0.42%) NFS
15 15 (0.37%) iptables
15 15 (0.37%) Varnish
16 13 (0.32%) LXC
16 13 (0.32%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1,886 (47.13%) Ansible
2 1,600 (39.98%) Puppet
3 1,440 (35.98%) Kubernetes
4 1,233 (30.81%) Opscode Chef
5 1,172 (29.29%) Terraform
6 268 (6.70%) Salt
7 193 (4.82%) Packer
8 186 (4.65%) Docker Swarm
9 176 (4.40%) Prometheus
10 139 (3.47%) Grafana
11 132 (3.30%) Nagios
12 123 (3.07%) ZABBIX
13 100 (2.50%) Graphite
14 75 (1.87%) Consul
15 71 (1.77%) Kibana
16 63 (1.57%) Mesos
17 61 (1.52%) HAProxy
18 45 (1.12%) Cobbler
19 43 (1.07%) Rancher
20 34 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 438 (10.94%) Google
2 375 (9.37%) Red Hat
3 324 (8.10%) VMware
4 318 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 146 (3.65%) Oracle
6 139 (3.47%) Atlassian
7 131 (3.27%) New Relic
8 110 (2.75%) Splunk
9 58 (1.45%) SaltStack
10 48 (1.20%) Trend Micro
11 42 (1.05%) Rackspace
12 41 (1.02%) Citrix
13 34 (0.85%) SAP
14 29 (0.72%) Cisco
15 28 (0.70%) Perforce
16 27 (0.67%) Facebook
17 24 (0.60%) Dynatrace
17 24 (0.60%) IBM
18 23 (0.57%) AppDynamics
18 23 (0.57%) PagerDuty