Period
to 2 August 2021

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £66,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 97 131
Rank change year-on-year +4 +34 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,937 2,172 3,892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 3.20% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 3.37% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,195 1,825 3,190
10th Percentile £39,181 £43,500 £41,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £81,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.65% +2.73%

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 103,167 64,497 138,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.98% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,302 52,601 111,748
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for DevOps Engineer in the UK

DevOps Engineer
Top 18 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 2 August 2021. 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 +3 3,604 £67,500 +3.85% 701
UK excluding London +23 1,992 £60,000 +9.09% 373
London -17 1,671 £77,500 +3.33% 348
Work from Home -4 1,001 £65,000 +4.48% 160
North of England +55 709 £60,000 +4.35% 126
South East 0 473 £65,000 +8.33% 79
North West +57 323 £60,000 -7.69% 74
Yorkshire +33 313 £60,000 +9.09% 35
South West +15 299 £55,000 - 47
Midlands +25 283 £62,500 +13.64% 46
West Midlands +36 220 £65,000 +10.17% 35
Scotland -28 128 £62,000 +7.83% 20
North East +13 79 £47,500 - 17
East Midlands -25 61 £50,000 +5.26% 11
East of England -52 59 £57,500 +4.55% 47
Wales -21 29 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Northern Ireland -25 20 £75,000 +66.67% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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 3,937 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,503 (63.58%) Terraform
3 2,436 (61.87%) AWS
4 2,251 (57.18%) Kubernetes
5 2,088 (53.04%) Docker
6 1,816 (46.13%) Azure
7 1,723 (43.76%) Linux
8 1,646 (41.81%) Python
9 1,579 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
10 1,470 (37.34%) Infrastructure as Code
11 1,393 (35.38%) Ansible
12 1,225 (31.12%) Jenkins
13 927 (23.55%) Bash Shell
14 875 (22.23%) Puppet
15 772 (19.61%) PowerShell
16 710 (18.03%) Git (software)
17 698 (17.73%) Configuration Management
18 654 (16.61%) GCP
19 651 (16.54%) AWS CloudFormation
20 640 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
21 566 (14.38%) Java
22 549 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
23 547 (13.89%) Social Skills
24 534 (13.56%) Go
25 531 (13.49%) Finance
26 523 (13.28%) Windows
27 522 (13.26%) Security Cleared
28 494 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
29 463 (11.76%) Serverless
30 454 (11.53%) GitLab

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 82 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (1.75%) Apache
3 63 (1.60%) Confluence
4 52 (1.32%) nginx
5 48 (1.22%) IIS
6 29 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 28 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.46%) Traefik
9 18 (0.46%) WordPress
10 13 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 13 (0.33%) JBoss
11 10 (0.25%) Drupal
12 8 (0.20%) CMS
12 8 (0.20%) GemFire
12 8 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.18%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.15%) Jupyter
14 6 (0.15%) WildFly
15 5 (0.13%) CloudStack
Applications
1 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.025%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.23%) Magento
3 6 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.10%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.076%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2,436 (61.87%) AWS
2 1,816 (46.13%) Azure
3 654 (16.61%) GCP
4 651 (16.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 463 (11.76%) Serverless
6 296 (7.52%) GitHub
7 295 (7.49%) SaaS
8 255 (6.48%) Amazon ECS
8 255 (6.48%) PaaS
9 237 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
10 232 (5.89%) Amazon EKS
11 216 (5.49%) IaaS
12 176 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
13 145 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
14 140 (3.56%) Pulumi
15 126 (3.20%) Amazon S3
16 119 (3.02%) OpenShift
17 116 (2.95%) Datadog
18 94 (2.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 90 (2.29%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 112 (2.84%) Firewall
2 104 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 94 (2.39%) DNS
4 61 (1.55%) HTTP
5 60 (1.52%) Network Security
6 54 (1.37%) Internet
7 40 (1.02%) SSL
8 29 (0.74%) VPN
9 22 (0.56%) DHCP
10 21 (0.53%) Broadband
11 18 (0.46%) WAN
12 17 (0.43%) LAN
12 17 (0.43%) VLAN
13 14 (0.36%) IPv6
14 12 (0.30%) DMZ
15 11 (0.28%) IPv4
16 10 (0.25%) AMQP
17 7 (0.18%) IPsec
17 7 (0.18%) SSH
18 6 (0.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
2 195 (4.95%) MySQL
3 162 (4.11%) MongoDB
4 145 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 141 (3.58%) SQL Server
6 135 (3.43%) Redis
7 105 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
8 98 (2.49%) MariaDB
9 94 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 90 (2.29%) Big Data
11 71 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 53 (1.35%) Hadoop
13 39 (0.99%) Blockchain
14 38 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (0.94%) Relational Database
16 21 (0.53%) BigQuery
17 17 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
18 16 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (0.36%) Data Lake
20 11 (0.28%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1,225 (31.12%) Jenkins
2 710 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 454 (11.53%) GitLab
4 287 (7.29%) TeamCity
5 257 (6.53%) JIRA
6 237 (6.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 140 (3.56%) Bitbucket
8 134 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 86 (2.18%) Artifactory
10 77 (1.96%) CircleCI
11 71 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 66 (1.68%) JMeter
13 59 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
14 58 (1.47%) SonarQube
15 48 (1.22%) Maven
16 43 (1.09%) Selenium
17 42 (1.07%) Cucumber
18 39 (0.99%) Gradle
19 37 (0.94%) Vagrant
20 34 (0.86%) Travis CI
General
1 547 (13.89%) Social Skills
2 531 (13.49%) Finance
3 154 (3.91%) Banking
4 146 (3.71%) Public Sector
5 94 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
6 90 (2.29%) Retail
7 76 (1.93%) Marketing
8 75 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 67 (1.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 59 (1.50%) Law
11 50 (1.27%) Games
12 43 (1.09%) Electronics
13 39 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
16 22 (0.56%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.53%) Publishing
18 20 (0.51%) Presentation Skills
19 18 (0.46%) Advertising
19 18 (0.46%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (6.68%) .NET
2 198 (5.03%) ARM Templates
3 191 (4.85%) Node.js
4 170 (4.32%) Web Services
5 157 (3.99%) Kafka
6 133 (3.38%) Elastic Stack
7 79 (2.01%) OAuth
7 79 (2.01%) OAuth2
8 67 (1.70%) React
9 65 (1.65%) .NET Core
10 64 (1.63%) JSON
11 61 (1.55%) YAML
12 58 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
13 54 (1.37%) REST
14 46 (1.17%) .NET Framework
15 42 (1.07%) LAMP
16 39 (0.99%) Spring
17 37 (0.94%) RESTful
18 31 (0.79%) ASP.NET
19 30 (0.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 198 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
2 174 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 167 (4.24%) Cloud Native
4 109 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 106 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
6 66 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 64 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 62 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 48 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (0.97%) NHS
11 32 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 31 (0.79%) Hedge funds
12 31 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 27 (0.69%) Internet of Things
13 27 (0.69%) User Experience
14 24 (0.61%) Algorithms
15 23 (0.58%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.53%) Clustering
18 20 (0.51%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 1,723 (43.76%) Linux
2 523 (13.28%) Windows
3 195 (4.95%) Unix
4 142 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 125 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 121 (3.07%) CentOS
7 59 (1.50%) Ubuntu
8 32 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.76%) Debian
10 21 (0.53%) VMS
11 20 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.20%) Android
13 7 (0.18%) AIX
13 7 (0.18%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.18%) Solaris
14 6 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
15 5 (0.13%) Alpine Linux
15 5 (0.13%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.13%) Fedora
15 5 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,937 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,579 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,470 (37.34%) Infrastructure as Code
4 698 (17.73%) Configuration Management
5 549 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
6 494 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
7 418 (10.62%) Microservices
8 406 (10.31%) Software Engineering
9 405 (10.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 374 (9.50%) Deployment Automation
11 352 (8.94%) Scrum
12 327 (8.31%) Test Automation
13 294 (7.47%) Mentoring
14 281 (7.14%) Fintech
15 244 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
16 238 (6.05%) Migration
17 219 (5.56%) SDLC
18 187 (4.75%) Load Balancing
19 177 (4.50%) Open Source
20 171 (4.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,646 (41.81%) Python
2 927 (23.55%) Bash Shell
3 772 (19.61%) PowerShell
4 566 (14.38%) Java
5 534 (13.56%) Go
6 381 (9.68%) Ruby
7 367 (9.32%) SQL
8 349 (8.86%) C#
9 280 (7.11%) JavaScript
10 155 (3.94%) PHP
11 149 (3.78%) Groovy
12 103 (2.62%) Shell Script
13 95 (2.41%) TypeScript
14 92 (2.34%) Perl
15 51 (1.30%) C++
16 38 (0.97%) C
17 30 (0.76%) Scala
18 29 (0.74%) Rust
19 28 (0.71%) VB.NET
20 17 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 522 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 423 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 163 (4.14%) Degree
4 143 (3.63%) AWS Certification
5 41 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 26 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.28%) OCP
9 11 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.18%) RHCE
10 7 (0.18%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.10%) MCSA
11 4 (0.10%) MCSE
12 3 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.076%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.076%) PhD
13 2 (0.051%) CISM
13 2 (0.051%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.051%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (2.74%) QA
2 15 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (0.38%) SLA
3 12 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.18%) GDPR
6 5 (0.13%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.13%) WCAG
7 1 (0.025%) NCSC
7 1 (0.025%) NIST
7 1 (0.025%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2,088 (53.04%) Docker
2 113 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (2.36%) Active Directory
4 54 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.89%) vSphere
6 33 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.38%) Xen
8 9 (0.23%) Firmware
8 9 (0.23%) HDFS
9 7 (0.18%) LXC
10 6 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.15%) iptables
10 6 (0.15%) KVM
10 6 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.10%) Varnish
11 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.076%) NFS
12 3 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.051%) Gluster
13 2 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2,503 (63.58%) Terraform
2 2,251 (57.18%) Kubernetes
3 1,393 (35.38%) Ansible
4 875 (22.23%) Puppet
5 640 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
6 276 (7.01%) Prometheus
7 275 (6.99%) Grafana
8 119 (3.02%) Istio
9 82 (2.08%) Packer
10 73 (1.85%) Nagios
11 56 (1.42%) Consul
12 48 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
12 48 (1.22%) Rancher
13 40 (1.02%) Salt
14 33 (0.84%) CFEngine
15 18 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (0.46%) Kibana
16 17 (0.43%) SCCM
16 17 (0.43%) Sysdig
17 16 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 314 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 271 (6.88%) Google
3 181 (4.60%) VMware
4 144 (3.66%) Red Hat
5 136 (3.45%) SaltStack
6 111 (2.82%) Oracle
7 84 (2.13%) Splunk
8 80 (2.03%) New Relic
9 55 (1.40%) Atlassian
10 45 (1.14%) SAP
11 30 (0.76%) IBM
12 28 (0.71%) Cisco
13 20 (0.51%) Dynatrace
14 19 (0.48%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.43%) Veracode
16 15 (0.38%) F5
16 15 (0.38%) LexisNexis
17 12 (0.30%) Okta
17 12 (0.30%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.25%) Meraki