Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 154 202
Rank change year-on-year +20 +48 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,775 3,861 2,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.24% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.33% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,147 3,247 2,473
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.44% +0.83% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

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 137,840 165,873 165,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.35% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 109,724 134,909 136,591
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +21 3,557 £65,000 +4.00% 850
London +35 2,086 £72,500 +3.57% 424
UK excluding London +2 1,636 £57,500 +4.55% 474
South East +50 536 £62,500 +13.64% 103
North of England -55 418 £57,500 +4.55% 122
North West -28 230 £60,000 +4.35% 76
East of England +75 195 £60,000 - 71
Midlands +7 159 £57,500 +6.98% 64
South West -9 155 £53,500 +7.00% 66
Yorkshire -69 146 £55,000 -3.51% 37
Scotland +21 138 £52,500 - 31
West Midlands +55 109 £57,500 -4.17% 43
East Midlands -33 49 £57,500 +9.52% 21
North East +13 42 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Wales -3 25 £46,750 +3.89% 8
Northern Ireland -16 15 £70,000 +102.90% 9

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 3,775 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,529 (66.99%) Amazon AWS
3 2,157 (57.14%) Linux
4 2,049 (54.28%) Docker
5 2,041 (54.07%) Python
6 1,771 (46.91%) Ansible
7 1,700 (45.03%) Kubernetes
8 1,430 (37.88%) Terraform
9 1,418 (37.56%) Jenkins
10 1,368 (36.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,363 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
12 1,347 (35.68%) Puppet
13 971 (25.72%) Bash Shell
14 957 (25.35%) Opscode Chef
15 937 (24.82%) Configuration Management
16 882 (23.36%) Git (software)
17 855 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
18 828 (21.93%) Java
19 725 (19.21%) Google Cloud Platform
20 718 (19.02%) Windows
21 680 (18.01%) Finance
22 640 (16.95%) PowerShell
23 623 (16.50%) Infrastructure as Code
24 581 (15.39%) Ruby
25 464 (12.29%) Microservices
26 429 (11.36%) Software Engineering
27 426 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
28 421 (11.15%) Test Automation
29 402 (10.65%) Open Source
30 399 (10.57%) Google

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
1 164 (4.34%) Apache
2 159 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
3 137 (3.63%) Tomcat
4 131 (3.47%) nginx
5 129 (3.42%) Confluence
6 122 (3.23%) IIS
7 111 (2.94%) OpenStack
8 89 (2.36%) Apache Spark
9 66 (1.75%) JBoss
10 65 (1.72%) WebLogic
11 48 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
12 37 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.53%) Jetty
14 16 (0.42%) Apache Pig
15 14 (0.37%) Alfresco
16 12 (0.32%) CloudStack
17 11 (0.29%) SharePoint
18 10 (0.26%) Drupal
19 9 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
20 7 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (0.32%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.053%) HipChat
2 2 (0.053%) LaTeX
2 2 (0.053%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.053%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.11%) Magento
2 2 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.053%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.026%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.026%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.026%) Quorum
3 1 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.026%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2,529 (66.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1,368 (36.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 725 (19.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 380 (10.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 281 (7.44%) Amazon EC2
6 273 (7.23%) IaaS
7 249 (6.60%) SaaS
8 246 (6.52%) PaaS
9 223 (5.91%) Serverless
10 218 (5.77%) Amazon S3
11 167 (4.42%) GitHub
12 165 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
13 153 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
14 142 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 135 (3.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 113 (2.99%) OpenShift
17 107 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
18 91 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
19 87 (2.30%) Route 53
20 75 (1.99%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 239 (6.33%) Firewall
2 152 (4.03%) DNS
3 149 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 90 (2.38%) VPN
5 68 (1.80%) HTTP
6 59 (1.56%) Internet
7 57 (1.51%) Network Security
8 49 (1.30%) SSL
9 37 (0.98%) DHCP
10 34 (0.90%) SMTP
11 27 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 23 (0.61%) SAN
13 21 (0.56%) VLAN
14 16 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (0.42%) SNMP
15 15 (0.40%) FTP
15 15 (0.40%) IPsec
16 14 (0.37%) IPv4
16 14 (0.37%) Wireless
17 12 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (7.28%) MySQL
2 210 (5.56%) Big Data
3 199 (5.27%) Amazon RDS
4 182 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
5 169 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 162 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 138 (3.66%) NoSQL
8 87 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 70 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 64 (1.70%) Relational Database
11 63 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 62 (1.64%) Blockchain
13 58 (1.54%) Redis
14 41 (1.09%) MariaDB
15 36 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 35 (0.93%) Power BI
17 31 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
18 28 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
19 25 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
20 24 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,418 (37.56%) Jenkins
2 882 (23.36%) Git (software)
3 363 (9.62%) TeamCity
4 254 (6.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 223 (5.91%) JIRA
6 212 (5.62%) Maven
7 204 (5.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 193 (5.11%) GitLab
9 171 (4.53%) Bitbucket
10 129 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 122 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 118 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
13 111 (2.94%) Gradle
13 111 (2.94%) Vagrant
14 99 (2.62%) CircleCI
15 93 (2.46%) Subversion
16 87 (2.30%) Travis CI
17 62 (1.64%) Ant
18 60 (1.59%) Selenium
19 59 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 680 (18.01%) Finance
2 178 (4.72%) Banking
3 123 (3.26%) Retail
4 78 (2.07%) Games
5 65 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 65 (1.72%) Marketing
6 64 (1.70%) Law
7 57 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 37 (0.98%) Legal
9 26 (0.69%) Electronics
10 20 (0.53%) Front Office
11 19 (0.50%) Publishing
12 17 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.42%) Back Office
14 14 (0.37%) Advertising
15 9 (0.24%) Automotive
15 9 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.21%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.19%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (8.58%) Elastic Stack
2 306 (8.11%) Web Services
3 301 (7.97%) .NET
4 287 (7.60%) Node.js
5 176 (4.66%) Kafka
6 86 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
7 63 (1.67%) .NET Core
8 60 (1.59%) Spring
9 56 (1.48%) LAMP
10 49 (1.30%) JSON
11 47 (1.25%) React
12 46 (1.22%) REST
13 38 (1.01%) LDAP
14 36 (0.95%) Spring Boot
15 35 (0.93%) AngularJS
16 34 (0.90%) Middleware
17 32 (0.85%) .NET Framework
18 30 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
19 27 (0.72%) RESTful
20 25 (0.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 248 (6.57%) Public Cloud
2 168 (4.45%) Data Centre
3 117 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 97 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
6 95 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 93 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 64 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 64 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 63 (1.67%) User Experience
10 51 (1.35%) Replication
11 46 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 41 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 38 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
14 24 (0.64%) Clustering
15 21 (0.56%) Algorithms
15 21 (0.56%) Hedge funds
16 20 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
17 17 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
18 16 (0.42%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2,157 (57.14%) Linux
2 718 (19.02%) Windows
3 351 (9.30%) Unix
4 193 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 187 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 182 (4.82%) CentOS
7 144 (3.81%) Ubuntu
8 47 (1.25%) Debian
9 29 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.69%) DC/OS
11 24 (0.64%) Android
12 20 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.34%) SUSE
15 12 (0.32%) Fedora
16 11 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
17 10 (0.26%) Solaris
17 10 (0.26%) VMS
18 9 (0.24%) CatOS
19 6 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,775 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,363 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 937 (24.82%) Configuration Management
4 855 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
5 623 (16.50%) Infrastructure as Code
6 464 (12.29%) Microservices
7 429 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 426 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 421 (11.15%) Test Automation
10 402 (10.65%) Open Source
11 317 (8.40%) Fintech
12 301 (7.97%) Deployment Automation
13 293 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
14 280 (7.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 270 (7.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 249 (6.60%) Scrum
17 218 (5.77%) Mentoring
18 203 (5.38%) Infrastructure Automation
19 190 (5.03%) Migration
20 189 (5.01%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,041 (54.07%) Python
2 971 (25.72%) Bash Shell
3 828 (21.93%) Java
4 640 (16.95%) PowerShell
5 581 (15.39%) Ruby
6 364 (9.64%) SQL
7 322 (8.53%) Go
7 322 (8.53%) Perl
8 210 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 193 (5.11%) C#
10 188 (4.98%) PHP
11 165 (4.37%) Shell Script
12 129 (3.42%) C++
13 121 (3.21%) Groovy
14 92 (2.44%) Scala
15 57 (1.51%) C
16 20 (0.53%) Clojure
16 20 (0.53%) Lua
17 16 (0.42%) Rust
17 16 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 231 (6.12%) Degree
2 107 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 104 (2.75%) AWS Certification
4 82 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 80 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 44 (1.17%) RHCE
7 31 (0.82%) RHCSA
8 19 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.42%) CCNA
10 16 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.40%) CCNP
12 14 (0.37%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.34%) LPIC
13 13 (0.34%) RHCT
14 12 (0.32%) PhD
15 11 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
16 10 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
17 8 (0.21%) CEH
17 8 (0.21%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (2.75%) QA
2 36 (0.95%) GDPR
3 33 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.42%) SLA
6 7 (0.19%) NCSC
7 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.026%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,049 (54.28%) Docker
2 148 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 133 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 71 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.93%) VirtualBox
7 29 (0.77%) RHEV
8 28 (0.74%) oVirt
9 27 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (0.64%) vSphere
11 16 (0.42%) Varnish
12 12 (0.32%) Apache Flume
13 11 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (0.29%) KVM
13 11 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.13%) etcd
16 4 (0.11%) NFS
16 4 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,771 (46.91%) Ansible
2 1,700 (45.03%) Kubernetes
3 1,430 (37.88%) Terraform
4 1,347 (35.68%) Puppet
5 957 (25.35%) Opscode Chef
6 239 (6.33%) Packer
7 220 (5.83%) Salt
8 203 (5.38%) Prometheus
9 173 (4.58%) Grafana
10 148 (3.92%) Docker Swarm
11 143 (3.79%) Nagios
12 103 (2.73%) Kibana
13 85 (2.25%) Consul
14 66 (1.75%) Mesos
15 59 (1.56%) Rancher
16 54 (1.43%) ZABBIX
17 43 (1.14%) Graphite
18 42 (1.11%) Icinga
19 38 (1.01%) CFEngine
20 36 (0.95%) logstash
Vendors
1 399 (10.57%) Google
2 321 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 228 (6.04%) Red Hat
4 214 (5.67%) VMware
5 157 (4.16%) Oracle
6 133 (3.52%) Splunk
7 104 (2.75%) New Relic
8 98 (2.60%) Atlassian
9 58 (1.54%) SaltStack
10 52 (1.38%) AppDynamics
11 45 (1.19%) Dynatrace
12 34 (0.90%) Rackspace
13 33 (0.87%) Cisco
14 28 (0.74%) F5
15 23 (0.61%) Sun
16 22 (0.58%) Citrix
17 18 (0.48%) CyberArk
18 17 (0.45%) Apple
18 17 (0.45%) Cloudera
19 16 (0.42%) ServiceNow