Period
to 30 March 2020

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 137 163
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,069 3,819 3,831
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.56% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 2.67% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,665 3,557 3,400
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £43,674 £43,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +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 112,907 143,118 171,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.96% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 90,480 114,278 140,462
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +8 2,901 £65,000 - 670
London -2 1,627 £75,000 +7.14% 314
UK excluding London +20 1,416 £57,500 - 396
South East +25 470 £60,000 -4.00% 82
North of England +17 388 £55,000 -4.35% 120
Work from Home -10 228 £62,500 -7.41% 46
North West +15 217 £60,000 +4.35% 71
Midlands +54 167 £56,000 +1.82% 72
Yorkshire +41 147 £55,000 - 34
South West +31 143 £52,500 -4.55% 34
West Midlands +49 126 £57,500 +9.52% 54
East of England -9 109 £57,500 - 48
Scotland +42 97 £52,500 +5.00% 32
East Midlands +19 41 £50,000 -13.04% 18
Wales +3 41 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North East -23 24 £45,000 -14.97% 15
Northern Ireland +23 11 £45,000 -28.00% 1

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3,069 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,802 (58.72%) AWS
3 1,633 (53.21%) Docker
4 1,532 (49.92%) Kubernetes
5 1,489 (48.52%) Python
6 1,431 (46.63%) Terraform
7 1,420 (46.27%) Ansible
8 1,412 (46.01%) Linux
9 1,243 (40.50%) Azure
10 1,042 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
11 977 (31.83%) Jenkins
12 834 (27.17%) Puppet
13 722 (23.53%) Bash Shell
14 689 (22.45%) Infrastructure as Code
15 669 (21.80%) Opscode Chef
16 652 (21.24%) Continuous Integration
17 620 (20.20%) Configuration Management
18 615 (20.04%) PowerShell
19 588 (19.16%) Java
20 585 (19.06%) Finance
21 577 (18.80%) Windows
21 577 (18.80%) GCP
22 562 (18.31%) Git (software)
23 400 (13.03%) Ruby
24 344 (11.21%) SQL
25 342 (11.14%) Microsoft
26 337 (10.98%) Microservices
27 329 (10.72%) Fintech
28 322 (10.49%) Go
29 317 (10.33%) AWS CloudFormation

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
1 139 (4.53%) Confluence
2 123 (4.01%) IIS
3 116 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
4 78 (2.54%) Apache
4 78 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 61 (1.99%) OpenStack
6 54 (1.76%) nginx
7 43 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 24 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (0.49%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.42%) CMS
11 12 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
12 9 (0.29%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.20%) Anypoint
15 5 (0.16%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.13%) JBoss
17 3 (0.098%) Apache TomEE
17 3 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.098%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.098%) Gliffy
3 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.098%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.065%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.033%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.033%) Magento
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,802 (58.72%) AWS
2 1,243 (40.50%) Azure
3 577 (18.80%) GCP
4 317 (10.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 285 (9.29%) Serverless
6 211 (6.88%) Amazon EC2
7 204 (6.65%) GitHub
8 200 (6.52%) SaaS
9 182 (5.93%) AWS Lambda
10 170 (5.54%) PaaS
11 159 (5.18%) IaaS
12 136 (4.43%) Amazon S3
13 132 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 125 (4.07%) Amazon ECS
15 115 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 104 (3.39%) OpenShift
17 72 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
17 72 (2.35%) Datadog
18 67 (2.18%) Route 53
19 57 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (5.15%) Firewall
2 131 (4.27%) DNS
3 117 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 77 (2.51%) VPN
5 57 (1.86%) HTTP
5 57 (1.86%) Internet
6 44 (1.43%) SSL
7 23 (0.75%) WAN
8 21 (0.68%) SSH
9 19 (0.62%) LAN
10 17 (0.55%) DHCP
11 16 (0.52%) VoIP
12 15 (0.49%) Network Security
12 15 (0.49%) SMTP
13 14 (0.46%) FTP
14 10 (0.33%) HTTPS
14 10 (0.33%) VLAN
15 9 (0.29%) Asterisk PBX
15 9 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 142 (4.63%) MySQL
3 139 (4.53%) NoSQL
4 133 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
5 121 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
6 99 (3.23%) Big Data
7 79 (2.57%) MongoDB
8 54 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 54 (1.76%) Redis
9 52 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 48 (1.56%) Blockchain
11 36 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 34 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
14 20 (0.65%) Power BI
15 17 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.49%) Data Lake
17 12 (0.39%) RDBMS
18 11 (0.36%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 977 (31.83%) Jenkins
2 562 (18.31%) Git (software)
3 219 (7.14%) JIRA
4 215 (7.01%) GitLab
5 204 (6.65%) TeamCity
6 177 (5.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 174 (5.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 127 (4.14%) Maven
9 111 (3.62%) Bitbucket
10 81 (2.64%) Vagrant
11 75 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
12 73 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
13 68 (2.22%) Artifactory
14 65 (2.12%) CircleCI
15 61 (1.99%) Selenium
16 59 (1.92%) SonarQube
17 56 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
18 51 (1.66%) Ant
19 46 (1.50%) Cucumber
20 45 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 585 (19.06%) Finance
2 142 (4.63%) Banking
3 95 (3.10%) Retail
4 85 (2.77%) Games
5 74 (2.41%) Public Sector
6 42 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.30%) Marketing
8 34 (1.11%) Law
9 27 (0.88%) Electronics
10 20 (0.65%) Advertising
11 17 (0.55%) Billing
11 17 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.42%) Back Office
12 13 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.23%) Legal
15 6 (0.20%) Automotive
15 6 (0.20%) Local Government
16 5 (0.16%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (9.81%) .NET
2 240 (7.82%) Node.js
3 222 (7.23%) Web Services
4 202 (6.58%) Elastic Stack
5 66 (2.15%) Kafka
6 65 (2.12%) .NET Core
7 50 (1.63%) JSON
8 49 (1.60%) YAML
9 47 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
10 46 (1.50%) React
11 44 (1.43%) REST
12 39 (1.27%) AngularJS
12 39 (1.27%) ASP.NET
13 36 (1.17%) LAMP
14 35 (1.14%) .NET Framework
15 30 (0.98%) RESTful
16 29 (0.94%) Middleware
17 23 (0.75%) Spring
18 21 (0.68%) LDAP
19 18 (0.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.04%) Public Cloud
2 92 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (2.87%) Data Centre
4 81 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
6 49 (1.60%) Cloud Native
7 45 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (0.98%) User Experience
12 24 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 24 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 20 (0.65%) Clustering
13 20 (0.65%) Tandem
14 19 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (0.55%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.52%) Social Network
17 15 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
17 15 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,412 (46.01%) Linux
2 577 (18.80%) Windows
3 169 (5.51%) Unix
4 124 (4.04%) CentOS
5 121 (3.94%) Windows Server
6 118 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (1.66%) Debian
8 48 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 30 (0.98%) VMS
10 24 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.75%) Android
12 22 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 22 (0.72%) CoreOS
13 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
14 9 (0.29%) Mesosphere
14 9 (0.29%) zOS
15 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.20%) AIX
17 5 (0.16%) Solaris
18 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,069 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,042 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
3 689 (22.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 652 (21.24%) Continuous Integration
5 620 (20.20%) Configuration Management
6 337 (10.98%) Microservices
7 329 (10.72%) Fintech
8 292 (9.51%) Scrum
9 287 (9.35%) Software Engineering
10 286 (9.32%) Test Automation
11 282 (9.19%) Continuous Delivery
12 269 (8.77%) Open Source
13 242 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
14 216 (7.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 198 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
15 198 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 191 (6.22%) Migration
17 183 (5.96%) SDLC
18 169 (5.51%) Infrastructure Automation
19 167 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,489 (48.52%) Python
2 722 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 615 (20.04%) PowerShell
4 588 (19.16%) Java
5 400 (13.03%) Ruby
6 344 (11.21%) SQL
7 322 (10.49%) Go
8 279 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 272 (8.86%) C#
10 156 (5.08%) Perl
11 133 (4.33%) C++
12 128 (4.17%) Shell Script
13 101 (3.29%) PHP
14 66 (2.15%) Groovy
15 64 (2.09%) C
16 45 (1.47%) Scala
17 30 (0.98%) T-SQL
18 23 (0.75%) Kotlin
18 23 (0.75%) TypeScript
19 12 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (4.69%) Degree
2 97 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 87 (2.83%) AWS Certification
4 69 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 47 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.39%) RHCE
9 10 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.20%) CCNP
11 6 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.16%) CISSP
12 5 (0.16%) PhD
13 4 (0.13%) CCSP
13 4 (0.13%) MCSA
13 4 (0.13%) MCSE
13 4 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (1.99%) QA
2 21 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.46%) SLA
4 11 (0.36%) GDPR
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.098%) NIST
8 1 (0.033%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.033%) FINRA
8 1 (0.033%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,633 (53.21%) Docker
2 104 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
4 77 (2.51%) Active Directory
5 66 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.88%) vSphere
7 21 (0.68%) VirtualBox
8 18 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 16 (0.52%) Kamailio
10 12 (0.39%) KVM
11 10 (0.33%) oVirt
11 10 (0.33%) RHEV
12 8 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.26%) HDFS
12 8 (0.26%) iptables
12 8 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.20%) Firmware
14 5 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,532 (49.92%) Kubernetes
2 1,431 (46.63%) Terraform
3 1,420 (46.27%) Ansible
4 834 (27.17%) Puppet
5 669 (21.80%) Opscode Chef
6 191 (6.22%) Packer
7 160 (5.21%) Prometheus
8 155 (5.05%) Grafana
9 100 (3.26%) Salt
10 94 (3.06%) Docker Swarm
11 83 (2.70%) Nagios
12 81 (2.64%) Consul
13 59 (1.92%) ZABBIX
14 57 (1.86%) Graphite
15 44 (1.43%) Rancher
16 41 (1.34%) Istio
17 34 (1.11%) Mesos
18 31 (1.01%) Kibana
19 26 (0.85%) Tivoli
20 23 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 342 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 262 (8.54%) Google
3 168 (5.47%) VMware
4 133 (4.33%) Red Hat
5 129 (4.20%) Splunk
6 79 (2.57%) Oracle
7 69 (2.25%) Atlassian
8 39 (1.27%) SaltStack
9 35 (1.14%) AppDynamics
10 34 (1.11%) New Relic
11 29 (0.94%) Citrix
12 28 (0.91%) Dynatrace
13 21 (0.68%) ServiceNow
14 20 (0.65%) IBM
15 19 (0.62%) Rackspace
15 19 (0.62%) WorldPay
16 16 (0.52%) Cisco
17 15 (0.49%) CyberArk
18 14 (0.46%) Black Duck
19 12 (0.39%) FIS