Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 259 398
Rank change year-on-year +68 +139 +153
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3284 2624 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.33% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.38% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2748 2359 1456
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £39,100 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168804 190108 210413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 August 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 August 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 +63 3140 £60,000 - 265
London +35 1867 £65,000 - 161
UK excluding London +97 1367 £52,500 +10.53% 106
South East +113 482 £55,000 +10.00% 26
North of England +86 443 £50,000 +17.65% 42
North West +79 215 £50,000 +17.65% 24
Yorkshire +62 209 £50,000 +17.65% 15
South West +9 140 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East of England +13 129 £55,000 +15.79% 15
Midlands +26 66 £52,500 +9.38% 12
Scotland +25 54 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wales +36 51 £47,500 +11.76%
West Midlands +30 39 £52,500 -4.55% 5
East Midlands +8 27 £52,500 +16.67% 7
North East +30 19 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland -12 2 £55,000 +37.50%

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3284 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2474 (75.33%) Linux
3 1784 (54.32%) Puppet
4 1695 (51.61%) Python
5 1669 (50.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1584 (48.23%) Ansible
7 1401 (42.66%) Opscode Chef
8 1372 (41.78%) Docker
9 1235 (37.61%) Jenkins
10 1198 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
11 1036 (31.55%) Bash Shell
12 987 (30.05%) Configuration Management
13 981 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
14 866 (26.37%) Ruby
15 806 (24.54%) Java
16 788 (24.00%) Windows
17 702 (21.38%) Git (software)
18 634 (19.31%) Kubernetes
19 618 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
20 590 (17.97%) Finance
21 570 (17.36%) Perl
22 563 (17.14%) Terraform
23 553 (16.84%) PowerShell
24 537 (16.35%) SQL
25 518 (15.77%) Unix
26 498 (15.16%) MySQL
27 487 (14.83%) Red Hat
28 408 (12.42%) Open Source
29 403 (12.27%) Continuous Delivery
30 401 (12.21%) CentOS

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
1 399 (12.15%) Apache
2 282 (8.59%) OpenStack
3 272 (8.28%) Elasticsearch
4 257 (7.83%) Tomcat
5 229 (6.97%) nginx
6 213 (6.49%) IIS
7 128 (3.90%) Confluence
8 99 (3.01%) CloudStack
9 70 (2.13%) JBoss
10 66 (2.01%) WebLogic
11 57 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 53 (1.61%) Apache Spark
13 35 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
14 28 (0.85%) CMS
15 27 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 25 (0.76%) Drupal
17 19 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 16 (0.49%) NServiceBus
19 12 (0.37%) Jetty
20 9 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.030%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.030%) HipChat
3 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.061%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.061%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.030%) Magento
4 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.030%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1669 (50.82%) Amazon AWS
2 618 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 259 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 216 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
5 202 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 177 (5.39%) IaaS
7 150 (4.57%) SaaS
8 130 (3.96%) Amazon S3
8 130 (3.96%) PaaS
9 96 (2.92%) GitHub
10 87 (2.65%) Amazon ELB
11 76 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 62 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 61 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
14 57 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
15 42 (1.28%) OpenShift
16 39 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
17 37 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 37 (1.13%) Route 53
18 29 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 234 (7.13%) Firewall
2 218 (6.64%) DNS
3 130 (3.96%) Internet
4 106 (3.23%) HTTP
5 86 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 49 (1.49%) SSL
7 46 (1.40%) VPN
8 43 (1.31%) SAN
9 41 (1.25%) LDAP
10 40 (1.22%) Network Security
11 34 (1.04%) WAN
12 31 (0.94%) SMTP
13 22 (0.67%) Kerberos
14 21 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (0.64%) Junos
15 20 (0.61%) DHCP
16 18 (0.55%) LAN
17 17 (0.52%) IMAP
18 16 (0.49%) Wireless
19 15 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (15.16%) MySQL
2 259 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 221 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 213 (6.49%) NoSQL
5 160 (4.87%) Redis
6 149 (4.54%) Big Data
7 141 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
8 134 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 120 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
10 85 (2.59%) Hadoop
11 83 (2.53%) Relational Database
12 45 (1.37%) InfluxDB
13 32 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (0.97%) MariaDB
13 32 (0.97%) Neo4j
13 32 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 26 (0.79%) Event Store
15 22 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (0.61%) HBase
17 19 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1235 (37.61%) Jenkins
2 702 (21.38%) Git (software)
3 347 (10.57%) TeamCity
4 256 (7.80%) Maven
5 255 (7.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 253 (7.70%) JIRA
7 189 (5.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 174 (5.30%) Subversion
9 153 (4.66%) Vagrant
10 94 (2.86%) Bitbucket
11 90 (2.74%) Ant
11 90 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 84 (2.56%) Visual Studio
13 78 (2.38%) Gradle
14 73 (2.22%) GitLab
15 69 (2.10%) JUnit
16 61 (1.86%) Hudson
17 53 (1.61%) Selenium
18 51 (1.55%) Artifactory
19 50 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 590 (17.97%) Finance
2 225 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 211 (6.43%) Marketing
4 176 (5.36%) Banking
5 147 (4.48%) Games
6 138 (4.20%) Retail
7 135 (4.11%) Electronics
8 133 (4.05%) Manufacturing
9 73 (2.22%) Investment Banking
10 65 (1.98%) Retail Banking
11 37 (1.13%) Front Office
12 22 (0.67%) Online Betting
13 21 (0.64%) Advertising
14 18 (0.55%) Automotive
14 18 (0.55%) Publishing
15 10 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.30%) Law
15 10 (0.30%) Legal
16 7 (0.21%) Back Office
17 5 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (8.71%) .NET
2 255 (7.76%) Web Services
3 184 (5.60%) Node.js
4 175 (5.33%) Elastic Stack
5 151 (4.60%) LAMP
6 91 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
7 77 (2.34%) Kafka
8 75 (2.28%) LEMP Stack
9 71 (2.16%) HTML
10 58 (1.77%) ActiveMQ
11 54 (1.64%) REST
11 54 (1.64%) Sensu
12 52 (1.58%) CSS
13 50 (1.52%) Spring
14 48 (1.46%) React
14 48 (1.46%) XML
15 45 (1.37%) JSON
16 41 (1.25%) RESTful
17 40 (1.22%) AngularJS
18 39 (1.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 160 (4.87%) Computer Science
2 133 (4.05%) Fintech
3 103 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 101 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 95 (2.89%) Linux Command Line
6 71 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 65 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 53 (1.61%) Clustering
10 47 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 33 (1.00%) Credit Risk
12 27 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 26 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 26 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (0.79%) User Experience
14 20 (0.61%) PKI
15 19 (0.58%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.52%) Internet of Things
16 17 (0.52%) Replication
17 14 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2474 (75.33%) Linux
2 788 (24.00%) Windows
3 518 (15.77%) Unix
4 401 (12.21%) CentOS
5 343 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 310 (9.44%) Ubuntu
7 238 (7.25%) Windows Server
8 118 (3.59%) Debian
9 57 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (1.22%) CoreOS
11 33 (1.00%) Solaris
12 15 (0.46%) Fedora
13 14 (0.43%) AIX
13 14 (0.43%) VMS
14 13 (0.40%) Android
15 12 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3284 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1198 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
3 987 (30.05%) Configuration Management
4 981 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
5 408 (12.42%) Open Source
6 403 (12.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 353 (10.75%) Scrum
8 309 (9.41%) Software Engineering
9 260 (7.92%) Test Automation
10 257 (7.83%) Microservices
11 240 (7.31%) E-Commerce
12 206 (6.27%) Continuous Deployment
13 196 (5.97%) SDLC
14 191 (5.82%) TDD
15 176 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
16 169 (5.15%) High Availability
17 156 (4.75%) Digital Marketing
17 156 (4.75%) Migration
18 140 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
19 134 (4.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1695 (51.61%) Python
2 1036 (31.55%) Bash Shell
3 866 (26.37%) Ruby
4 806 (24.54%) Java
5 570 (17.36%) Perl
6 553 (16.84%) PowerShell
7 537 (16.35%) SQL
8 325 (9.90%) PHP
9 263 (8.01%) Shell Script
10 261 (7.95%) Go
11 222 (6.76%) C#
12 204 (6.21%) JavaScript
13 130 (3.96%) C++
14 87 (2.65%) Groovy
15 49 (1.49%) VBScript
16 48 (1.46%) VB
17 45 (1.37%) C
18 39 (1.19%) Scala
19 28 (0.85%) T-SQL
20 25 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 189 (5.76%) Degree
2 99 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 51 (1.55%) AWS Certification
5 21 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.46%) RHCE
7 11 (0.33%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.18%) CCNA
9 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.15%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.061%) CCNP
12 2 (0.061%) LPIC
13 1 (0.030%) CISSP
13 1 (0.030%) HND
13 1 (0.030%) MCITP
13 1 (0.030%) MCSE
13 1 (0.030%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (5.42%) QA
2 41 (1.25%) GCP
3 27 (0.82%) SLA
4 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.12%) SSAE 16
6 3 (0.091%) GDPR
7 2 (0.061%) DICOM
7 2 (0.061%) HL7
7 2 (0.061%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.030%) EMIR
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.030%) MiFID
System Software
1 1372 (41.78%) Docker
2 191 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (4.51%) Xen
4 129 (3.93%) vSphere
5 123 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
6 117 (3.56%) Active Directory
7 100 (3.05%) XenServer
8 69 (2.10%) Hyper-V
9 61 (1.86%) LXC
10 57 (1.74%) NFS
11 52 (1.58%) KVM
12 34 (1.04%) VirtualBox
12 34 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
13 31 (0.94%) etcd
14 28 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 25 (0.76%) Varnish
16 22 (0.67%) flannel
17 11 (0.33%) iptables
18 8 (0.24%) Ceph
18 8 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1784 (54.32%) Puppet
2 1584 (48.23%) Ansible
3 1401 (42.66%) Opscode Chef
4 634 (19.31%) Kubernetes
5 563 (17.14%) Terraform
6 260 (7.92%) Nagios
7 152 (4.63%) Salt
8 140 (4.26%) Packer
9 125 (3.81%) Grafana
10 95 (2.89%) Cobbler
10 95 (2.89%) logstash
11 93 (2.83%) Kibana
11 93 (2.83%) Tivoli
12 85 (2.59%) Mesos
13 83 (2.53%) ZABBIX
14 71 (2.16%) HAProxy
15 64 (1.95%) Docker Swarm
16 62 (1.89%) Prometheus
17 45 (1.37%) Graphite
18 39 (1.19%) Consul
Vendors
1 487 (14.83%) Red Hat
2 371 (11.30%) VMware
3 331 (10.08%) Microsoft
4 242 (7.37%) Oracle
5 208 (6.33%) Google
6 131 (3.99%) SaltStack
7 130 (3.96%) SAP
8 119 (3.62%) Splunk
9 96 (2.92%) Cisco
10 92 (2.80%) EnterpriseDB
11 82 (2.50%) Atlassian
12 75 (2.28%) New Relic
13 52 (1.58%) Rackspace
14 45 (1.37%) HP
15 31 (0.94%) IBM
16 28 (0.85%) AppDynamics
17 19 (0.58%) ServiceNow
18 17 (0.52%) F5
19 16 (0.49%) Perforce
19 16 (0.49%) Sybase