Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 204 281
Rank change year-on-year +54 +77 +127
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,912 2,952 2,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 1.71% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 1.77% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,292 2,485 2,180
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.29% -8.50%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 +52 3,702 £62,500 +4.17% 560
London +31 1,951 £70,000 +7.69% 303
UK excluding London +84 1,910 £55,000 +10.00% 299
North of England +77 689 £55,000 +10.00% 103
South East +15 464 £55,000 +4.76% 70
North West +65 376 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Yorkshire +56 257 £55,000 +10.00% 29
Midlands +126 208 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South West +70 203 £50,000 - 22
East of England +37 175 £60,000 +14.29% 35
Scotland +68 131 £52,500 +16.67% 25
East Midlands +75 121 £52,500 - 11
West Midlands +72 87 £60,000 +20.00% 14
North East +21 56 £45,000 +28.57% 15
Wales +3 35 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Northern Ireland +13 7 £34,500 -37.27% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 - 1

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 3,912 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,640 (67.48%) Linux
3 2,475 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2,003 (51.20%) Python
5 1,893 (48.39%) Ansible
6 1,850 (47.29%) Docker
7 1,841 (47.06%) Puppet
8 1,600 (40.90%) Jenkins
9 1,535 (39.24%) Opscode Chef
10 1,380 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
11 1,280 (32.72%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,210 (30.93%) Continuous Integration
13 1,186 (30.32%) Kubernetes
14 1,173 (29.98%) Configuration Management
15 1,031 (26.35%) Terraform
16 1,002 (25.61%) Bash Shell
17 986 (25.20%) Windows
18 873 (22.32%) Java
19 852 (21.78%) Ruby
20 838 (21.42%) Git (software)
21 626 (16.00%) PowerShell
22 617 (15.77%) Finance
23 536 (13.70%) SQL
24 501 (12.81%) Open Source
25 491 (12.55%) VMware
26 473 (12.09%) Web Services
27 465 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
28 452 (11.55%) AWS CloudFormation
28 452 (11.55%) Deployment Automation
29 427 (10.92%) Software Engineering

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
1 243 (6.21%) Apache
2 227 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
3 189 (4.83%) Confluence
3 189 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 160 (4.09%) IIS
5 156 (3.99%) OpenStack
6 155 (3.96%) nginx
7 73 (1.87%) Apache Spark
8 53 (1.35%) Apache Solr
8 53 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 46 (1.18%) JBoss
10 42 (1.07%) CloudStack
11 34 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
12 28 (0.72%) Drupal
13 27 (0.69%) SharePoint
14 25 (0.64%) CMS
14 25 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 19 (0.49%) WordPress
16 15 (0.38%) NServiceBus
17 14 (0.36%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.051%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (0.43%) Documaker
2 16 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 16 (0.41%) MetaTrader
3 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.077%) Magento
5 2 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.026%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.026%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.026%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.026%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2,475 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1,280 (32.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 452 (11.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 321 (8.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 319 (8.15%) Amazon EC2
6 227 (5.80%) Amazon S3
7 220 (5.62%) SaaS
8 196 (5.01%) Serverless
9 182 (4.65%) IaaS
10 167 (4.27%) GitHub
11 156 (3.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 153 (3.91%) PaaS
13 142 (3.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 129 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
15 97 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
16 95 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
17 87 (2.22%) Route 53
18 80 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
19 74 (1.89%) OpenShift
20 67 (1.71%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 226 (5.78%) DNS
2 200 (5.11%) Firewall
3 179 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 122 (3.12%) VPN
5 119 (3.04%) HTTP
6 104 (2.66%) Internet
6 104 (2.66%) SSL
7 65 (1.66%) DHCP
8 45 (1.15%) LAN
9 40 (1.02%) Network Security
10 39 (1.00%) SSH
11 33 (0.84%) SMTP
12 30 (0.77%) FTP
13 29 (0.74%) SAN
14 28 (0.72%) IPsec
15 27 (0.69%) WAN
16 25 (0.64%) NetScaler
17 24 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (0.61%) OpenVPN
18 23 (0.59%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (10.46%) MySQL
2 275 (7.03%) SQL Server
3 246 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
4 216 (5.52%) Big Data
4 216 (5.52%) NoSQL
5 215 (5.50%) MongoDB
6 192 (4.91%) Amazon RDS
7 118 (3.02%) Redis
8 96 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 92 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 79 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 77 (1.97%) Blockchain
12 61 (1.56%) Relational Database
13 43 (1.10%) Neo4j
14 32 (0.82%) RDBMS
15 28 (0.72%) Oracle Database
16 27 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
17 24 (0.61%) MariaDB
18 21 (0.54%) Apache Hive
18 21 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,600 (40.90%) Jenkins
2 838 (21.42%) Git (software)
3 423 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 419 (10.71%) TeamCity
5 362 (9.25%) JIRA
6 223 (5.70%) Vagrant
7 199 (5.09%) Octopus Deploy
8 179 (4.58%) Maven
9 157 (4.01%) Subversion
10 145 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 125 (3.20%) Bitbucket
12 115 (2.94%) GitLab
13 110 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
14 108 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
15 94 (2.40%) Hudson
16 78 (1.99%) Visual Studio
17 74 (1.89%) GoCD
18 63 (1.61%) Ant
19 57 (1.46%) Gradle
20 55 (1.41%) Travis CI
General
1 617 (15.77%) Finance
2 181 (4.63%) Retail
3 135 (3.45%) Banking
4 106 (2.71%) Games
5 87 (2.22%) Marketing
6 73 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.56%) Advertising
8 57 (1.46%) Law
9 32 (0.82%) Publishing
10 31 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.54%) Electronics
11 21 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.51%) Automotive
12 20 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.46%) Billing
13 18 (0.46%) Legal
14 16 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.18%) Back Office
16 3 (0.077%) Front Office
16 3 (0.077%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (12.09%) Web Services
2 304 (7.77%) .NET
3 201 (5.14%) Node.js
4 169 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
5 120 (3.07%) Kafka
6 114 (2.91%) LAMP
7 94 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
8 83 (2.12%) Middleware
9 63 (1.61%) JSON
10 56 (1.43%) REST
11 52 (1.33%) AngularJS
11 52 (1.33%) HTML
12 51 (1.30%) XML
12 51 (1.30%) YAML
13 47 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
14 46 (1.18%) ASP.NET
15 43 (1.10%) Spring
16 42 (1.07%) React
16 42 (1.07%) SOAP
17 41 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 226 (5.78%) Fintech
2 163 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 136 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 124 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 115 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 104 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
8 81 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
9 66 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 53 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 46 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (0.77%) Replication
14 29 (0.74%) Semantic Web
15 27 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 27 (0.69%) Hedge funds
16 26 (0.66%) Algorithms
16 26 (0.66%) User Experience
17 24 (0.61%) Cloud Native
18 20 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,640 (67.48%) Linux
2 986 (25.20%) Windows
3 386 (9.87%) Unix
4 306 (7.82%) CentOS
5 293 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 230 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 174 (4.45%) Ubuntu
8 88 (2.25%) Debian
9 63 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (1.15%) Android
12 33 (0.84%) CoreOS
13 23 (0.59%) Solaris
14 21 (0.54%) VMS
15 19 (0.49%) DC/OS
16 16 (0.41%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
17 15 (0.38%) SUSE
18 14 (0.36%) Fedora
18 14 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,912 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,380 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1,210 (30.93%) Continuous Integration
4 1,173 (29.98%) Configuration Management
5 501 (12.81%) Open Source
6 465 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 452 (11.55%) Deployment Automation
8 427 (10.92%) Software Engineering
9 378 (9.66%) Test Automation
10 351 (8.97%) Microservices
11 347 (8.87%) Scrum
12 304 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
13 259 (6.62%) High Availability
14 213 (5.44%) E-Commerce
15 196 (5.01%) SDLC
16 193 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 189 (4.83%) Mentoring
18 185 (4.73%) Continuous Deployment
19 175 (4.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 168 (4.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,003 (51.20%) Python
2 1,002 (25.61%) Bash Shell
3 873 (22.32%) Java
4 852 (21.78%) Ruby
5 626 (16.00%) PowerShell
6 536 (13.70%) SQL
7 417 (10.66%) Perl
8 339 (8.67%) JavaScript
9 316 (8.08%) C#
10 283 (7.23%) Go
11 248 (6.34%) PHP
12 179 (4.58%) Shell Script
13 143 (3.66%) C++
14 77 (1.97%) Groovy
15 68 (1.74%) Scala
16 55 (1.41%) C
17 27 (0.69%) R
18 25 (0.64%) Korn
18 25 (0.64%) T-SQL
19 21 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 249 (6.37%) Degree
2 151 (3.86%) AWS Certification
3 74 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 70 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 43 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 35 (0.89%) RHCE
7 33 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (0.61%) MCSE
9 21 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 20 (0.51%) RHCSA
11 16 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (0.41%) MCITP
11 16 (0.41%) MCSA
12 15 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.15%) CCNA
17 3 (0.077%) PhD
18 2 (0.051%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (5.44%) QA
2 138 (3.53%) GCP
3 27 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.43%) SLA
6 7 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.10%) PSD2
8 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.051%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.026%) GDPR
10 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,850 (47.29%) Docker
2 334 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 171 (4.37%) Active Directory
5 132 (3.37%) Hyper-V
6 113 (2.89%) VirtualBox
7 83 (2.12%) KVM
8 76 (1.94%) Xen
9 62 (1.58%) vSphere
10 55 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (0.69%) Samba
12 25 (0.64%) LXC
13 24 (0.61%) oVirt
13 24 (0.61%) RHEV
14 19 (0.49%) Apache Flume
15 18 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 18 (0.46%) Ceph
15 18 (0.46%) XenServer
16 13 (0.33%) NFS
17 12 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1,893 (48.39%) Ansible
2 1,841 (47.06%) Puppet
3 1,535 (39.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1,186 (30.32%) Kubernetes
5 1,031 (26.35%) Terraform
6 248 (6.34%) Nagios
6 248 (6.34%) Salt
7 245 (6.26%) Packer
8 173 (4.42%) Docker Swarm
9 128 (3.27%) Kibana
10 113 (2.89%) ZABBIX
11 84 (2.15%) Prometheus
12 79 (2.02%) Grafana
13 77 (1.97%) Consul
13 77 (1.97%) logstash
14 67 (1.71%) Rancher
15 62 (1.58%) Graphite
16 53 (1.35%) Cobbler
17 49 (1.25%) HAProxy
18 44 (1.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 491 (12.55%) VMware
2 425 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 366 (9.36%) Red Hat
4 331 (8.46%) Google
5 186 (4.75%) Oracle
6 181 (4.63%) New Relic
7 154 (3.94%) Splunk
8 95 (2.43%) SaltStack
9 89 (2.28%) Atlassian
10 79 (2.02%) Cisco
11 71 (1.81%) IBM
12 51 (1.30%) AppDynamics
13 47 (1.20%) Trend Micro
14 25 (0.64%) Citrix
14 25 (0.64%) Cloudera
14 25 (0.64%) Hortonworks
14 25 (0.64%) HP
14 25 (0.64%) Rackspace
15 24 (0.61%) Perforce
16 23 (0.59%) BMC