Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DevOps Specialist was £66,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Development Operations Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1134 1195 1253
Rank change year-on-year +61 +58 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a DevOps Specialist 55 24 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.013% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.013% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 43 21 50
UK median annual salary £66,500 £61,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.02% +16.19% -41.67%
10th Percentile £49,250 £44,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.22% +21.00% -44.44%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

DevOps Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured DevOps Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Specialist in the UK

DevOps Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DevOps Specialist.

Salary trend for DevOps Specialist in the UK

DevOps Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Specialist over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DevOps Specialist in the UK

DevOps Specialist
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +78 55 £66,500 +9.02% 4
London +29 38 £72,500 -9.38% 3
UK excluding London +33 17 £52,500 -13.22% 1
Midlands +18 6 - -
West Midlands - 6 - -
North of England - 5 £52,500 -
South East +30 4 £52,500 -13.93% 1
North West - 4 £52,500 -
South West - 2 £56,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

DevOps Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, DevOps Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DevOps Specialist in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) DevOps
2 42 (76.36%) Puppet
3 37 (67.27%) Java
4 34 (61.82%) Python
5 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (54.55%) Ansible
5 30 (54.55%) Docker
6 29 (52.73%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (49.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (49.09%) Amazon AWS
8 26 (47.27%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (43.64%) PaaS
9 24 (43.64%) Jenkins
10 23 (41.82%) .NET
11 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
11 22 (40.00%) High Availability
12 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
13 20 (36.36%) JIRA
14 19 (34.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (34.55%) Splunk
14 19 (34.55%) DNS
14 19 (34.55%) Firewall
15 18 (32.73%) Virtual Machines
15 18 (32.73%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (32.73%) TDD
15 18 (32.73%) BDD
16 17 (30.91%) Confluence
16 17 (30.91%) IaaS
16 17 (30.91%) DMZ
16 17 (30.91%) IBM

DevOps Specialist 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 17 (30.91%) Confluence
2 16 (29.09%) Tomcat
3 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
4 12 (21.82%) nginx
5 7 (12.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (9.09%) Apache
7 3 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 27 (49.09%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (43.64%) PaaS
3 17 (30.91%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (30.91%) IaaS
4 12 (21.82%) npm
5 10 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (14.55%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (14.55%) Office 365
7 2 (3.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.64%) CloudFront
7 2 (3.64%) Datadog
7 2 (3.64%) Route 53
8 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.82%) SaaS
8 1 (1.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) DNS
1 19 (34.55%) Firewall
2 17 (30.91%) DHCP
2 17 (30.91%) DMZ
2 17 (30.91%) VPN
2 17 (30.91%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.82%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (43.64%) Jenkins
2 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
3 20 (36.36%) JIRA
4 19 (34.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (30.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (25.45%) Maven
7 13 (23.64%) JUnit
8 12 (21.82%) Gradle
8 12 (21.82%) gulp
9 6 (10.91%) TeamCity
10 5 (9.09%) Jasmine
11 4 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
12 3 (5.45%) Vagrant
13 2 (3.64%) CircleCI
13 2 (3.64%) IBM UrbanCode
13 2 (3.64%) Travis CI
14 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
14 1 (1.82%) Chocolatey
14 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) LAMP
4 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Public Cloud
2 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) CentOS
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows
5 1 (1.82%) Debian
5 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) DevOps
2 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (52.73%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (40.00%) High Availability
5 18 (32.73%) BDD
5 18 (32.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (32.73%) TDD
6 15 (27.27%) Open Source
7 12 (21.82%) Configuration Management
7 12 (21.82%) Prototyping
7 12 (21.82%) Software Delivery
8 9 (16.36%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (14.55%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) OWASP
10 7 (12.73%) Task Automation
11 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.91%) OO
11 6 (10.91%) Release Automation
11 6 (10.91%) Runbook
11 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (67.27%) Java
2 34 (61.82%) Python
3 13 (23.64%) Groovy
3 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
4 10 (18.18%) Perl
4 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
5 9 (16.36%) Ruby
6 6 (10.91%) C#
6 6 (10.91%) VBScript
7 5 (9.09%) C
8 3 (5.45%) SQL
9 1 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (1.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
1 2 (3.64%) RHCE
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 30 (54.55%) Docker
2 18 (32.73%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (30.91%) Active Directory
4 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.45%) iptables
6 1 (1.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (76.36%) Puppet
2 30 (54.55%) Ansible
3 26 (47.27%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (18.18%) Kubernetes
5 9 (16.36%) Salt
6 6 (10.91%) SCVMM
7 4 (7.27%) Terraform
8 2 (3.64%) Nagios
9 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.82%) Cacti
9 1 (1.82%) Grafana
9 1 (1.82%) Icinga
9 1 (1.82%) Mesos
9 1 (1.82%) SELinux
9 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Splunk
2 17 (30.91%) IBM
2 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) BMC
4 6 (10.91%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.82%) Mercator
7 1 (1.82%) New Relic
7 1 (1.82%) Sonatype