Period
to 24 November 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £61,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 127 140
Rank change year-on-year +61 +13 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 2,350 3,512 3,982
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.30% 2.62% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.52% 2.74% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,521 3,075 3,710
Median annual salary £61,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.63% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,124 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.72% +3.86% +4.76%

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 51,968 128,107 154,554
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.60% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 43,311 102,489 124,495
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DevOps Engineer.

Salary trend for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 17 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 24 November 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 +64 2,179 £62,500 -7.41% 589
London +40 1,147 £72,500 -3.33% 251
UK excluding London +83 1,142 £55,000 -3.72% 379
Work from Home +36 509 £57,500 -17.86% 133
North of England +90 367 £55,000 - 146
South East +34 210 £60,000 -5.51% 63
South West +100 194 £52,500 -4.55% 37
Yorkshire +108 181 £55,000 - 42
Midlands +114 162 £57,500 +1.24% 49
North West +61 150 £55,000 - 91
West Midlands +92 121 £59,000 +5.36% 40
Scotland +27 101 £51,250 -4.65% 32
East of England +55 71 £55,000 +4.27% 40
East Midlands +72 39 £47,500 -19.15% 8
North East +29 36 £47,500 -12.04% 13
Wales +49 28 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Northern Ireland +21 10 £40,000 -17.95% 7

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2,350 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,431 (60.89%) AWS
3 1,337 (56.89%) Terraform
4 1,239 (52.72%) Kubernetes
5 1,221 (51.96%) Docker
6 1,121 (47.70%) Linux
7 995 (42.34%) Python
8 947 (40.30%) Azure
9 885 (37.66%) Ansible
10 775 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
11 755 (32.13%) Jenkins
12 666 (28.34%) Puppet
13 603 (25.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 509 (21.66%) Git (software)
15 448 (19.06%) Opscode Chef
15 448 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
16 416 (17.70%) Configuration Management
17 406 (17.28%) PowerShell
17 406 (17.28%) Bash Shell
18 383 (16.30%) Java
19 364 (15.49%) AWS CloudFormation
20 335 (14.26%) Windows
21 327 (13.91%) GCP
22 321 (13.66%) Finance
23 291 (12.38%) Go
24 290 (12.34%) Microservices
25 260 (11.06%) Deployment Automation
26 258 (10.98%) Fintech
27 246 (10.47%) C#
28 245 (10.43%) SQL

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
1 103 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (2.72%) Confluence
3 59 (2.51%) Apache
4 46 (1.96%) IIS
5 32 (1.36%) nginx
6 29 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 16 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.26%) ColdFusion
10 6 (0.26%) JBoss
11 5 (0.21%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.17%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.13%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.13%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.085%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.043%) Magento
5 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,431 (60.89%) AWS
2 947 (40.30%) Azure
3 364 (15.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 327 (13.91%) GCP
5 204 (8.68%) Serverless
6 167 (7.11%) PaaS
7 157 (6.68%) SaaS
8 156 (6.64%) GitHub
9 148 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
10 147 (6.26%) Amazon EC2
11 136 (5.79%) Amazon EKS
12 135 (5.74%) IaaS
13 117 (4.98%) Amazon S3
14 88 (3.74%) Datadog
15 83 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
16 69 (2.94%) OpenShift
17 68 (2.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 67 (2.85%) Route 53
18 67 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 64 (2.72%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 105 (4.47%) Firewall
2 81 (3.45%) DNS
3 56 (2.38%) VPN
4 54 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 40 (1.70%) HTTP
6 36 (1.53%) Network Security
7 18 (0.77%) HTTPS
8 17 (0.72%) SSH
9 15 (0.64%) Internet
10 14 (0.60%) DHCP
11 13 (0.55%) Skype
12 12 (0.51%) SAN
12 12 (0.51%) SSL
13 10 (0.43%) AMQP
13 10 (0.43%) VLAN
14 9 (0.38%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.34%) FTP
15 8 (0.34%) OpenVPN
15 8 (0.34%) SMTP
16 6 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 144 (6.13%) MySQL
3 138 (5.87%) NoSQL
4 113 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 77 (3.28%) Big Data
7 75 (3.19%) Amazon RDS
8 74 (3.15%) Redis
9 59 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 48 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 42 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 38 (1.62%) MariaDB
13 28 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
14 23 (0.98%) Relational Database
15 20 (0.85%) Hadoop
16 16 (0.68%) Blockchain
17 9 (0.38%) InfluxDB
18 7 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
19 6 (0.26%) Couchbase
19 6 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 755 (32.13%) Jenkins
2 509 (21.66%) Git (software)
3 241 (10.26%) GitLab
4 188 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 174 (7.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 131 (5.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 115 (4.89%) JIRA
8 111 (4.72%) Bitbucket
9 64 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 52 (2.21%) SonarQube
11 47 (2.00%) Selenium
12 43 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
13 41 (1.74%) Maven
14 37 (1.57%) Travis CI
15 36 (1.53%) CircleCI
15 36 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
16 31 (1.32%) Subversion
16 31 (1.32%) Vagrant
17 30 (1.28%) Cucumber
18 25 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 321 (13.66%) Finance
2 102 (4.34%) Public Sector
3 91 (3.87%) Banking
4 78 (3.32%) Games
5 55 (2.34%) Law
6 53 (2.26%) Publishing
7 50 (2.13%) Retail
8 28 (1.19%) Marketing
9 16 (0.68%) Electronics
10 15 (0.64%) Advertising
11 12 (0.51%) Legal
11 12 (0.51%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.34%) Back Office
15 7 (0.30%) Front Office
16 6 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.21%) Billing
18 4 (0.17%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (8.55%) .NET
2 124 (5.28%) Elastic Stack
2 124 (5.28%) Node.js
3 100 (4.26%) Kafka
4 93 (3.96%) Web Services
5 58 (2.47%) YAML
6 39 (1.66%) React
7 33 (1.40%) REST
8 24 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 22 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
9 22 (0.94%) Spring
10 21 (0.89%) LDAP
11 19 (0.81%) .NET Core
11 19 (0.81%) Spring Boot
12 18 (0.77%) ASP.NET
13 17 (0.72%) CSS
14 16 (0.68%) Apache Flex
15 15 (0.64%) LAMP
16 14 (0.60%) JSON
16 14 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 157 (6.68%) Cloud Native
2 129 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 79 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 44 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 34 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (1.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 25 (1.06%) Social Network
10 21 (0.89%) Management Information System
11 17 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.55%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.51%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.47%) FMCG
16 11 (0.47%) PlayStation
17 9 (0.38%) Replication
18 8 (0.34%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,121 (47.70%) Linux
2 335 (14.26%) Windows
3 141 (6.00%) CentOS
4 140 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 140 (5.96%) Unix
5 95 (4.04%) Windows Server
6 53 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 41 (1.74%) Debian
8 24 (1.02%) CoreOS
9 16 (0.68%) zOS
10 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.55%) VMS
12 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.34%) Mesosphere
14 7 (0.30%) Android
15 6 (0.26%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
19 2 (0.085%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,350 (100.00%) DevOps
2 775 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 603 (25.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 448 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
5 416 (17.70%) Configuration Management
6 290 (12.34%) Microservices
7 260 (11.06%) Deployment Automation
8 258 (10.98%) Fintech
9 237 (10.09%) Migration
10 214 (9.11%) Scrum
11 208 (8.85%) Software Engineering
12 204 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
13 192 (8.17%) Test Automation
14 165 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
15 150 (6.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 139 (5.91%) Infrastructure Automation
17 132 (5.62%) Open Source
18 125 (5.32%) Continuous Deployment
19 123 (5.23%) TDD
20 102 (4.34%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 995 (42.34%) Python
2 406 (17.28%) Bash Shell
2 406 (17.28%) PowerShell
3 383 (16.30%) Java
4 291 (12.38%) Go
5 246 (10.47%) C#
6 245 (10.43%) SQL
7 244 (10.38%) Ruby
8 181 (7.70%) JavaScript
9 90 (3.83%) PHP
10 72 (3.06%) Shell Script
11 71 (3.02%) Perl
12 58 (2.47%) Groovy
13 54 (2.30%) C++
14 36 (1.53%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.11%) C
16 16 (0.68%) Scala
17 15 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.55%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 133 (5.66%) Degree
3 122 (5.19%) AWS Certification
4 117 (4.98%) SC Cleared
5 52 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (0.94%) CCNA
6 22 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.43%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.34%) PhD
10 7 (0.30%) RHCE
11 5 (0.21%) CISSP
11 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.21%) SANS
12 4 (0.17%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.085%) OSCE
13 2 (0.085%) OSCP
13 2 (0.085%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.043%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (1.87%) QA
2 22 (0.94%) PMO
3 17 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.55%) GDPR
5 11 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.30%) SLA
7 6 (0.26%) EMIR
8 5 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.21%) MiFID
9 3 (0.13%) NIST
10 1 (0.043%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.043%) FINRA
10 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.043%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,221 (51.96%) Docker
2 74 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 49 (2.09%) vSphere
5 35 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.02%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.34%) Firmware
8 8 (0.34%) GlusterFS
9 6 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.17%) HDFS
10 4 (0.17%) Microcode
10 4 (0.17%) Xen
10 4 (0.17%) XenApp
10 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.13%) KVM
12 2 (0.085%) LXC
12 2 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.085%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,337 (56.89%) Terraform
2 1,239 (52.72%) Kubernetes
3 885 (37.66%) Ansible
4 666 (28.34%) Puppet
5 448 (19.06%) Opscode Chef
6 169 (7.19%) Prometheus
7 145 (6.17%) Grafana
8 46 (1.96%) Istio
8 46 (1.96%) Nagios
9 43 (1.83%) Graphite
10 41 (1.74%) Packer
11 29 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
11 29 (1.23%) Kibana
12 24 (1.02%) Consul
12 24 (1.02%) Salt
13 21 (0.89%) Rancher
14 19 (0.81%) logstash
15 17 (0.72%) ZABBIX
16 16 (0.68%) Mesos
16 16 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 224 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 124 (5.28%) Google
3 120 (5.11%) VMware
4 73 (3.11%) Red Hat
5 72 (3.06%) Splunk
6 65 (2.77%) New Relic
7 60 (2.55%) SaltStack
8 43 (1.83%) Atlassian
9 34 (1.45%) Oracle
10 32 (1.36%) Dynatrace
11 22 (0.94%) SAP
12 18 (0.77%) AppDynamics
12 18 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.72%) Cisco
14 14 (0.60%) IBM
15 12 (0.51%) Adobe
15 12 (0.51%) hybris
16 7 (0.30%) RedGate
16 7 (0.30%) SolarWinds
16 7 (0.30%) TOWER Software