Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a DevOps Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 188 258
Rank change year-on-year +44 +70 +139
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 3,922 3,374 2,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 1.91% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.99% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,364 2,820 2,346
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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 +45 3,711 £62,500 +4.17% 718
London +13 1,975 £70,000 +7.69% 391
UK excluding London +70 1,897 £55,000 +4.76% 379
North of England +85 658 £52,000 +9.47% 117
South East -2 521 £55,000 - 81
North West +77 351 £52,500 +10.53% 68
Yorkshire +46 230 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South West +57 202 £50,000 -4.76% 31
East of England +42 169 £57,500 +4.55% 49
Midlands +107 167 £55,000 +4.76% 49
Scotland +54 130 £51,500 +3.00% 33
West Midlands +83 101 £57,500 +9.52% 29
North East +47 93 £48,500 +7.78% 19
East Midlands +39 66 £52,500 - 19
Wales +5 40 £55,000 +27.91% 12
Northern Ireland +15 13 £50,000 -9.09% 7

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3,922 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2,546 (64.92%) Linux
3 2,470 (62.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2,014 (51.35%) Python
5 1,984 (50.59%) Docker
6 1,900 (48.44%) Ansible
7 1,762 (44.93%) Puppet
8 1,629 (41.53%) Jenkins
9 1,430 (36.46%) Opscode Chef
10 1,402 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
11 1,352 (34.47%) Microsoft Azure
12 1,336 (34.06%) Kubernetes
13 1,097 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
14 1,087 (27.72%) Bash Shell
15 1,083 (27.61%) Configuration Management
16 1,028 (26.21%) Terraform
17 851 (21.70%) Windows
18 848 (21.62%) Java
19 829 (21.14%) Git (software)
20 811 (20.68%) Ruby
21 626 (15.96%) PowerShell
22 614 (15.66%) Finance
23 503 (12.83%) SQL
24 480 (12.24%) Open Source
25 479 (12.21%) Continuous Delivery
26 468 (11.93%) AWS CloudFormation
27 460 (11.73%) Google Cloud Platform
28 424 (10.81%) VMware
29 416 (10.61%) Unix
29 416 (10.61%) Deployment Automation

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
1 240 (6.12%) Apache
2 205 (5.23%) Confluence
3 201 (5.12%) Elasticsearch
4 151 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 149 (3.80%) Tomcat
6 146 (3.72%) IIS
7 101 (2.58%) nginx
8 69 (1.76%) Apache Spark
9 63 (1.61%) JBoss
10 56 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 40 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 35 (0.89%) CloudStack
13 31 (0.79%) SharePoint
14 30 (0.76%) Apache Solr
15 24 (0.61%) CMS
16 23 (0.59%) Drupal
17 17 (0.43%) NServiceBus
18 15 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
19 11 (0.28%) WordPress
20 8 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.10%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 21 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 16 (0.41%) Documaker
3 11 (0.28%) Magento
4 10 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.13%) MetaTrader
5 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.025%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,470 (62.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1,352 (34.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 468 (11.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 460 (11.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 267 (6.81%) Amazon EC2
6 244 (6.22%) SaaS
7 200 (5.10%) Amazon S3
8 179 (4.56%) GitHub
8 179 (4.56%) IaaS
9 174 (4.44%) Serverless
10 168 (4.28%) PaaS
11 133 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 122 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 114 (2.91%) AWS Lambda
14 110 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
15 86 (2.19%) OpenShift
16 74 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
17 72 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
18 68 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
19 66 (1.68%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 257 (6.55%) Firewall
2 216 (5.51%) DNS
3 182 (4.64%) TCP/IP
4 106 (2.70%) VPN
5 96 (2.45%) SSL
6 82 (2.09%) HTTP
7 78 (1.99%) Internet
8 55 (1.40%) DHCP
9 42 (1.07%) LAN
10 40 (1.02%) Network Security
11 29 (0.74%) SMTP
11 29 (0.74%) SSH
12 28 (0.71%) HTTPS
12 28 (0.71%) OpenVPN
12 28 (0.71%) SAN
13 25 (0.64%) VLAN
14 24 (0.61%) WAN
15 22 (0.56%) IPsec
16 21 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (0.54%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (9.03%) MySQL
2 261 (6.65%) SQL Server
3 233 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 228 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 208 (5.30%) NoSQL
6 191 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
7 148 (3.77%) Big Data
8 101 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 98 (2.50%) Redis
10 88 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 87 (2.22%) Blockchain
12 75 (1.91%) Hadoop
13 57 (1.45%) Relational Database
14 34 (0.87%) MariaDB
15 29 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
15 29 (0.74%) Neo4j
16 27 (0.69%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.61%) DB2
18 21 (0.54%) Apache Hive
19 20 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,629 (41.53%) Jenkins
2 829 (21.14%) Git (software)
3 408 (10.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 390 (9.94%) JIRA
5 373 (9.51%) TeamCity
6 237 (6.04%) Maven
7 205 (5.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 196 (5.00%) Vagrant
9 193 (4.92%) Subversion
10 143 (3.65%) Bitbucket
10 143 (3.65%) GitLab
11 136 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 110 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 95 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 90 (2.29%) Gradle
15 84 (2.14%) Visual Studio
16 81 (2.07%) Hudson
17 75 (1.91%) Travis CI
18 73 (1.86%) Ant
19 56 (1.43%) CircleCI
General
1 614 (15.66%) Finance
2 174 (4.44%) Retail
3 131 (3.34%) Games
4 129 (3.29%) Banking
5 82 (2.09%) Marketing
6 77 (1.96%) Law
7 69 (1.76%) Advertising
8 52 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.76%) Automotive
11 25 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.43%) Legal
14 16 (0.41%) Back Office
15 14 (0.36%) Electronics
16 13 (0.33%) Billing
17 12 (0.31%) Front Office
17 12 (0.31%) Publishing
18 7 (0.18%) French Language
18 7 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (10.30%) Web Services
2 269 (6.86%) .NET
3 258 (6.58%) Node.js
4 163 (4.16%) Elastic Stack
5 125 (3.19%) Kafka
6 92 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
7 80 (2.04%) LAMP
8 67 (1.71%) Spring
9 66 (1.68%) REST
10 61 (1.56%) AngularJS
11 60 (1.53%) RESTful
12 59 (1.50%) HTML
13 57 (1.45%) Middleware
14 56 (1.43%) React
15 47 (1.20%) Java EE
16 44 (1.12%) CSS
17 41 (1.05%) JSON
18 38 (0.97%) ASP.NET
18 38 (0.97%) YAML
19 33 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 256 (6.53%) Fintech
2 209 (5.33%) Public Cloud
3 149 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 135 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 97 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 95 (2.42%) Private Cloud
7 88 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
8 85 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 80 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
10 59 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 55 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 44 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
13 36 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 31 (0.79%) Wiki
15 29 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 26 (0.66%) Clustering
17 25 (0.64%) User Experience
18 22 (0.56%) Robotics
19 21 (0.54%) Blog
19 21 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 2,546 (64.92%) Linux
2 851 (21.70%) Windows
3 416 (10.61%) Unix
4 319 (8.13%) CentOS
5 270 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 227 (5.79%) Windows Server
7 192 (4.90%) Ubuntu
8 92 (2.35%) Debian
9 57 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (1.27%) Android
12 23 (0.59%) Solaris
13 22 (0.56%) CoreOS
13 22 (0.56%) VMS
14 19 (0.48%) DC/OS
15 17 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 17 (0.43%) Fedora
15 17 (0.43%) FreeBSD
16 16 (0.41%) SUSE
17 14 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,922 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,402 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
3 1,097 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
4 1,083 (27.61%) Configuration Management
5 480 (12.24%) Open Source
6 479 (12.21%) Continuous Delivery
7 416 (10.61%) Deployment Automation
8 393 (10.02%) Software Engineering
9 388 (9.89%) Microservices
10 358 (9.13%) Scrum
11 356 (9.08%) Test Automation
12 266 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
13 252 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 221 (5.63%) High Availability
15 195 (4.97%) SDLC
16 193 (4.92%) Mentoring
17 188 (4.79%) Continuous Deployment
18 185 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
19 182 (4.64%) E-Commerce
20 171 (4.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,014 (51.35%) Python
2 1,087 (27.72%) Bash Shell
3 848 (21.62%) Java
4 811 (20.68%) Ruby
5 626 (15.96%) PowerShell
6 503 (12.83%) SQL
7 397 (10.12%) Perl
8 335 (8.54%) Go
9 324 (8.26%) JavaScript
10 279 (7.11%) C#
11 245 (6.25%) PHP
12 182 (4.64%) C++
13 173 (4.41%) Shell Script
14 76 (1.94%) Scala
15 73 (1.86%) Groovy
16 64 (1.63%) C
17 25 (0.64%) Korn
17 25 (0.64%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.54%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 234 (5.97%) Degree
2 124 (3.16%) AWS Certification
3 76 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 71 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 46 (1.17%) RHCE
6 45 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 27 (0.69%) RHCSA
8 20 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.28%) MCSE
11 10 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.25%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.23%) CCNA
13 8 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.15%) CISSP
14 6 (0.15%) MCITP
14 6 (0.15%) PhD
15 5 (0.13%) HND
15 5 (0.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.72%) QA
2 25 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.41%) SLA
4 10 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.051%) GDPR
8 2 (0.051%) PMO
System Software
1 1,984 (50.59%) Docker
2 288 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 150 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
5 116 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 86 (2.19%) VirtualBox
7 72 (1.84%) vSphere
8 70 (1.78%) KVM
9 59 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
10 53 (1.35%) Xen
11 38 (0.97%) oVirt
12 32 (0.82%) RHEV
13 30 (0.76%) XenServer
14 25 (0.64%) LXC
14 25 (0.64%) Samba
15 24 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 22 (0.56%) iptables
17 19 (0.48%) NFS
18 13 (0.33%) HDFS
19 10 (0.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,900 (48.44%) Ansible
2 1,762 (44.93%) Puppet
3 1,430 (36.46%) Opscode Chef
4 1,336 (34.06%) Kubernetes
5 1,028 (26.21%) Terraform
6 270 (6.88%) Salt
7 205 (5.23%) Nagios
8 188 (4.79%) Docker Swarm
9 186 (4.74%) Packer
10 149 (3.80%) ZABBIX
11 114 (2.91%) Grafana
12 107 (2.73%) Prometheus
13 90 (2.29%) Graphite
14 84 (2.14%) Kibana
15 69 (1.76%) Consul
16 60 (1.53%) Cobbler
17 57 (1.45%) HAProxy
18 56 (1.43%) Rancher
19 46 (1.17%) Mesos
20 42 (1.07%) logstash
Vendors
1 424 (10.81%) VMware
2 389 (9.92%) Google
3 384 (9.79%) Red Hat
4 336 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 165 (4.21%) New Relic
6 160 (4.08%) Oracle
7 132 (3.37%) Splunk
8 118 (3.01%) Atlassian
9 76 (1.94%) Cisco
10 66 (1.68%) SaltStack
11 60 (1.53%) IBM
12 50 (1.27%) Citrix
13 45 (1.15%) Trend Micro
14 35 (0.89%) AppDynamics
14 35 (0.89%) Perforce
15 28 (0.71%) HP
15 28 (0.71%) PagerDuty
15 28 (0.71%) Rackspace
16 23 (0.59%) SAP
17 22 (0.56%) EnterpriseDB