Period
to 25 January 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 133 178
Rank change year-on-year +3 +45 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,209 3,845 3,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.57% 2.53% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.64% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,547 3,376 2,971
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,747 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,277 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.14% - +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 119,354 145,560 167,638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.92% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 95,497 116,380 136,594
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 +5 3,019 £67,500 +3.85% 749
London +6 1,739 £75,000 +7.14% 372
UK excluding London -1 1,415 £57,277 +4.14% 421
South East +10 469 £62,500 +8.70% 91
North of England -19 380 £55,000 - 127
North West -8 218 £55,000 -4.35% 75
South West +11 157 £55,000 +4.76% 36
Midlands +19 142 £56,798 +3.27% 64
Yorkshire +26 139 £55,000 - 41
East of England +30 130 £52,750 -4.09% 59
Scotland +40 109 £55,000 +15.79% 27
West Midlands +20 109 £56,798 +8.19% 52
Wales -5 38 £50,000 -13.04% 15
East Midlands +10 33 £57,500 -11.54% 12
North East -30 23 £45,000 -18.18% 11
Northern Ireland +12 6 £37,500 -40.00% 2

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 3,209 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,811 (56.44%) AWS
3 1,731 (53.94%) Docker
4 1,594 (49.67%) Linux
5 1,563 (48.71%) Python
6 1,549 (48.27%) Kubernetes
7 1,520 (47.37%) Ansible
8 1,421 (44.28%) Terraform
9 1,279 (39.86%) Azure
10 1,127 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
11 1,105 (34.43%) Jenkins
12 1,050 (32.72%) Puppet
13 809 (25.21%) Opscode Chef
14 739 (23.03%) Bash Shell
15 712 (22.19%) Java
16 685 (21.35%) PowerShell
17 677 (21.10%) Infrastructure as Code
18 671 (20.91%) Windows
19 641 (19.98%) Configuration Management
20 626 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
21 625 (19.48%) Git (software)
22 604 (18.82%) Finance
23 593 (18.48%) GCP
24 428 (13.34%) Ruby
25 410 (12.78%) Microservices
26 371 (11.56%) AWS CloudFormation
27 367 (11.44%) Microsoft
28 358 (11.16%) Go
29 355 (11.06%) SQL
30 345 (10.75%) Test Automation

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
1 166 (5.17%) IIS
2 151 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
3 147 (4.58%) Confluence
4 88 (2.74%) nginx
5 87 (2.71%) Apache
6 86 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 70 (2.18%) OpenStack
8 46 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 30 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (0.59%) JBoss
12 15 (0.47%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.41%) CMS
14 12 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.34%) Drupal
16 9 (0.28%) Anypoint
16 9 (0.28%) Apache TomEE
16 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
17 8 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.093%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.093%) Gliffy
2 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.031%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.19%) Magento
2 6 (0.19%) R3 Corda
3 4 (0.12%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.093%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.031%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.031%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,811 (56.44%) AWS
2 1,279 (39.86%) Azure
3 593 (18.48%) GCP
4 371 (11.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 234 (7.29%) Serverless
6 206 (6.42%) PaaS
7 201 (6.26%) Amazon EC2
7 201 (6.26%) IaaS
8 199 (6.20%) GitHub
9 186 (5.80%) SaaS
10 165 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
11 155 (4.83%) Amazon S3
12 114 (3.55%) Amazon ECS
13 110 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 96 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 90 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
16 85 (2.65%) OpenShift
17 67 (2.09%) Datadog
18 65 (2.03%) Amazon EKS
19 61 (1.90%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 237 (7.39%) Firewall
2 161 (5.02%) DNS
3 140 (4.36%) TCP/IP
4 120 (3.74%) VPN
5 64 (1.99%) Internet
6 55 (1.71%) SSL
7 46 (1.43%) HTTP
8 28 (0.87%) Network Security
9 27 (0.84%) DHCP
10 19 (0.59%) LAN
11 16 (0.50%) SSH
12 15 (0.47%) Kerberos
13 14 (0.44%) FTP
13 14 (0.44%) SMTP
13 14 (0.44%) WAN
14 13 (0.41%) VLAN
15 11 (0.34%) DMZ
16 10 (0.31%) HTTPS
17 9 (0.28%) Wireless
18 8 (0.25%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 165 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
3 154 (4.80%) MySQL
4 131 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
5 128 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 106 (3.30%) Big Data
7 91 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 68 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 58 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 57 (1.78%) Redis
11 53 (1.65%) Blockchain
12 50 (1.56%) Relational Database
13 32 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
14 30 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 28 (0.87%) Power BI
16 18 (0.56%) Data Lake
17 17 (0.53%) MariaDB
18 15 (0.47%) Cosmos DB
18 15 (0.47%) RDBMS
19 14 (0.44%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,105 (34.43%) Jenkins
2 625 (19.48%) Git (software)
3 266 (8.29%) JIRA
4 232 (7.23%) TeamCity
5 200 (6.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 200 (6.23%) GitLab
6 180 (5.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 152 (4.74%) Maven
8 111 (3.46%) Bitbucket
9 96 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 91 (2.84%) Vagrant
11 85 (2.65%) CircleCI
11 85 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 81 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
13 78 (2.43%) Selenium
14 74 (2.31%) Artifactory
15 73 (2.27%) Ant
15 73 (2.27%) SonarQube
16 62 (1.93%) Visual Studio
17 57 (1.78%) Subversion
General
1 604 (18.82%) Finance
2 199 (6.20%) Banking
3 113 (3.52%) Public Sector
4 91 (2.84%) Retail
5 83 (2.59%) Games
6 48 (1.50%) Marketing
7 47 (1.46%) Law
8 41 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.22%) Electronics
10 29 (0.90%) Billing
11 26 (0.81%) Back Office
12 22 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.65%) Advertising
14 20 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.31%) Automotive
17 10 (0.31%) Legal
18 6 (0.19%) Front Office
19 5 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (10.28%) .NET
2 261 (8.13%) Node.js
3 247 (7.70%) Web Services
4 237 (7.39%) Elastic Stack
5 87 (2.71%) Kafka
6 67 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
7 63 (1.96%) React
8 54 (1.68%) .NET Core
9 45 (1.40%) JSON
10 44 (1.37%) AngularJS
11 42 (1.31%) ASP.NET
12 41 (1.28%) .NET Framework
12 41 (1.28%) REST
12 41 (1.28%) YAML
13 35 (1.09%) LAMP
14 30 (0.93%) Middleware
15 28 (0.87%) LDAP
15 28 (0.87%) OAuth
16 25 (0.78%) RESTful
17 23 (0.72%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 216 (6.73%) Public Cloud
2 100 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
3 95 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 74 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 58 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 45 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (1.34%) Cloud Native
8 43 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 31 (0.97%) User Experience
11 30 (0.93%) Replication
12 29 (0.90%) Clustering
13 25 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 24 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
15 22 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 21 (0.65%) Private Cloud
17 19 (0.59%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.59%) Social Network
18 17 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1,594 (49.67%) Linux
2 671 (20.91%) Windows
3 201 (6.26%) Unix
4 169 (5.27%) CentOS
5 163 (5.08%) Windows Server
6 151 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (1.81%) Ubuntu
8 50 (1.56%) Debian
9 41 (1.28%) VMS
10 30 (0.93%) Android
11 29 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.44%) zOS
14 13 (0.41%) Mesosphere
14 13 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.34%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.25%) Solaris
17 7 (0.22%) AIX
18 4 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
18 4 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,209 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,127 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 677 (21.10%) Infrastructure as Code
4 641 (19.98%) Configuration Management
5 626 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
6 410 (12.78%) Microservices
7 345 (10.75%) Test Automation
8 320 (9.97%) Scrum
9 312 (9.72%) Open Source
10 297 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 295 (9.19%) Fintech
12 280 (8.73%) Software Engineering
13 263 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
14 213 (6.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 212 (6.61%) SDLC
16 211 (6.58%) Migration
17 202 (6.29%) Deployment Automation
18 199 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 164 (5.11%) Load Balancing
20 156 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,563 (48.71%) Python
2 739 (23.03%) Bash Shell
3 712 (22.19%) Java
4 685 (21.35%) PowerShell
5 428 (13.34%) Ruby
6 358 (11.16%) Go
7 355 (11.06%) SQL
8 324 (10.10%) C#
9 297 (9.26%) JavaScript
10 185 (5.77%) Perl
11 161 (5.02%) C++
12 133 (4.14%) Shell Script
13 81 (2.52%) PHP
14 73 (2.27%) Groovy
15 65 (2.03%) C
16 43 (1.34%) Scala
17 42 (1.31%) T-SQL
18 23 (0.72%) Kotlin
19 19 (0.59%) Lua
20 17 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 175 (5.45%) Degree
2 116 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 100 (3.12%) AWS Certification
4 94 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 80 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.53%) RHCE
8 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.12%) MCSA
10 4 (0.12%) MCSE
10 4 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.12%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.093%) CCNP
11 3 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.093%) ISEB
11 3 (0.093%) PhD
12 2 (0.062%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.71%) QA
2 23 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.47%) GDPR
4 11 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.22%) SLA
7 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.093%) NIST
10 2 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.031%) FINRA
11 1 (0.031%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,731 (53.94%) Docker
2 131 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
4 88 (2.74%) Active Directory
5 76 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.69%) vSphere
7 19 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 18 (0.56%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.41%) HDFS
10 11 (0.34%) KVM
10 11 (0.34%) Xen
11 10 (0.31%) LXC
11 10 (0.31%) oVirt
11 10 (0.31%) RHEV
12 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.25%) iptables
13 7 (0.22%) OpenSSH
14 6 (0.19%) Firmware
15 5 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,549 (48.27%) Kubernetes
2 1,520 (47.37%) Ansible
3 1,421 (44.28%) Terraform
4 1,050 (32.72%) Puppet
5 809 (25.21%) Opscode Chef
6 214 (6.67%) Packer
7 185 (5.77%) Prometheus
8 180 (5.61%) Grafana
9 133 (4.14%) Docker Swarm
9 133 (4.14%) Salt
10 112 (3.49%) Nagios
11 97 (3.02%) Consul
12 86 (2.68%) Rancher
13 83 (2.59%) ZABBIX
14 76 (2.37%) Graphite
15 61 (1.90%) Kibana
16 42 (1.31%) Mesos
17 40 (1.25%) Istio
18 36 (1.12%) HAProxy
19 33 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 367 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 314 (9.78%) Google
3 177 (5.52%) VMware
4 156 (4.86%) Red Hat
5 152 (4.74%) Splunk
6 98 (3.05%) Oracle
7 77 (2.40%) Atlassian
8 60 (1.87%) AppDynamics
9 52 (1.62%) Citrix
10 46 (1.43%) CyberArk
11 44 (1.37%) New Relic
12 41 (1.28%) SaltStack
13 34 (1.06%) Dynatrace
13 34 (1.06%) ServiceNow
14 29 (0.90%) WorldPay
15 26 (0.81%) Symantec
16 24 (0.75%) PagerDuty
17 23 (0.72%) IBM
18 19 (0.59%) Black Duck
19 18 (0.56%) Rackspace