Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead DevOps Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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

Lead Development Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 893 936 1055
Rank change year-on-year +43 +119 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead DevOps Engineer 178 230 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 134 207 115
UK median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £58,250 £52,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £97,500 £92,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.00%

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 131,568 157,903 166,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,883 127,278 133,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Lead DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps Engineer in the UK

Lead DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead DevOps Engineer in the UK

Lead DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Lead DevOps Engineer in the UK

Lead DevOps Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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 +58 160 £85,000 +6.25% 29
London +72 108 £90,000 +5.88% 15
UK excluding London +35 60 £70,000 +16.67% 14
South East +47 19 £83,750 +17.54% 5
Scotland +28 11 £70,000 -
East of England +83 10 £70,000 +9.80% 3
Midlands +44 8 £56,798 -5.34% 1
West Midlands +34 8 £56,798 -5.34% 1
South West +3 6 £70,000 +21.74%
North of England -26 6 £66,250 +10.42% 5
Yorkshire -7 4 £62,500 +8.70% 1
North West +9 2 £70,000 +9.80% 4

Lead DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, Lead 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 Lead DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 178 (100.00%) DevOps
2 128 (71.91%) Kubernetes
3 127 (71.35%) AWS
4 121 (67.98%) Ansible
5 119 (66.85%) Docker
6 118 (66.29%) Python
7 108 (60.67%) Terraform
8 95 (53.37%) Jenkins
9 90 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
10 89 (50.00%) Linux
11 68 (38.20%) Azure
12 60 (33.71%) GCP
13 55 (30.90%) Opscode Chef
14 53 (29.78%) Puppet
14 53 (29.78%) Infrastructure as Code
15 46 (25.84%) Node.js
16 44 (24.72%) Java
17 41 (23.03%) Configuration Management
18 38 (21.35%) Microservices
19 37 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (19.66%) Google
21 33 (18.54%) Continuous Delivery
22 32 (17.98%) Git (software)
23 31 (17.42%) Bash Shell
24 30 (16.85%) Open Source
24 30 (16.85%) AWS CloudFormation
25 29 (16.29%) Scrum
25 29 (16.29%) JavaScript
26 28 (15.73%) JIRA
27 25 (14.04%) Go

Lead 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 22 (12.36%) Confluence
2 15 (8.43%) OpenStack
3 9 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.93%) CMS
4 7 (3.93%) WordPress
5 6 (3.37%) Drupal
5 6 (3.37%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (3.37%) SugarCRM
6 4 (2.25%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.12%) Apache
8 2 (1.12%) Ethereum
8 2 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (71.35%) AWS
2 68 (38.20%) Azure
3 60 (33.71%) GCP
4 30 (16.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (10.67%) Amazon ECS
6 18 (10.11%) GitHub
7 14 (7.87%) Serverless
8 13 (7.30%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (7.30%) AWS Fargate
8 13 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (7.30%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (5.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (3.93%) SaaS
10 7 (3.93%) Slack
11 5 (2.81%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (2.81%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (2.25%) Amazon S3
12 4 (2.25%) Datadog
12 4 (2.25%) SonarCloud
13 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) Internet
2 2 (1.12%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) LAN
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.62%) Big Data
1 10 (5.62%) Blockchain
2 7 (3.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.69%) MySQL
5 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.12%) Redis
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 95 (53.37%) Jenkins
2 32 (17.98%) Git (software)
3 28 (15.73%) JIRA
4 21 (11.80%) GitLab
5 18 (10.11%) CircleCI
6 17 (9.55%) Bitbucket
7 13 (7.30%) SonarQube
7 13 (7.30%) TeamCity
8 10 (5.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (5.06%) Artifactory
10 7 (3.93%) IBM UrbanCode
10 7 (3.93%) Metasploit
10 7 (3.93%) Snyk
11 6 (3.37%) Appium
11 6 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.37%) Mocha
11 6 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (2.81%) Gradle
13 4 (2.25%) Maven
13 4 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (10.67%) Finance
2 15 (8.43%) Marketing
3 14 (7.87%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.74%) Banking
5 5 (2.81%) Law
6 4 (2.25%) Games
6 4 (2.25%) Retail
7 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (25.84%) Node.js
2 18 (10.11%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (7.30%) .NET
3 13 (7.30%) React
4 9 (5.06%) JSON
4 9 (5.06%) SAML
5 8 (4.49%) Web Services
6 7 (3.93%) OAuth
6 7 (3.93%) OpenID
6 7 (3.93%) YAML
7 6 (3.37%) Chai
7 6 (3.37%) Enzyme
7 6 (3.37%) Jest
7 6 (3.37%) Lambda Expressions
7 6 (3.37%) SOAP
7 6 (3.37%) Spring
7 6 (3.37%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.25%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.25%) Kafka
8 4 (2.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) Public Cloud
2 16 (8.99%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.62%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.93%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.37%) iPad
6 5 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.81%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.81%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.69%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.12%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.12%) Derivative
9 2 (1.12%) Digital Currency
9 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.56%) Clustering
10 1 (0.56%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 89 (50.00%) Linux
2 19 (10.67%) Windows
3 11 (6.18%) Unix
4 10 (5.62%) CentOS
4 10 (5.62%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.49%) Android
5 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.49%) Debian
6 7 (3.93%) Kali Linux
7 3 (1.69%) CoreOS
7 3 (1.69%) zOS
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (100.00%) DevOps
2 90 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (29.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 41 (23.03%) Configuration Management
5 38 (21.35%) Microservices
6 37 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (18.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (16.85%) Open Source
9 29 (16.29%) Scrum
10 22 (12.36%) Mentoring
10 22 (12.36%) Test Automation
11 18 (10.11%) Migration
12 16 (8.99%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.43%) E-Commerce
13 15 (8.43%) SDLC
14 14 (7.87%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 13 (7.30%) Fintech
15 13 (7.30%) Software Delivery
15 13 (7.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 118 (66.29%) Python
2 44 (24.72%) Java
3 31 (17.42%) Bash Shell
4 29 (16.29%) JavaScript
5 25 (14.04%) Go
6 24 (13.48%) Ruby
7 18 (10.11%) C#
8 12 (6.74%) Kotlin
9 11 (6.18%) SQL
10 10 (5.62%) C++
10 10 (5.62%) Groovy
10 10 (5.62%) PowerShell
11 9 (5.06%) Perl
12 8 (4.49%) ES6
13 7 (3.93%) Apple Swift
14 6 (3.37%) PHP
14 6 (3.37%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.69%) Scala
16 2 (1.12%) ES7
17 1 (0.56%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.74%) Degree
2 9 (5.06%) AWS Certification
3 7 (3.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 119 (66.85%) Docker
2 8 (4.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (71.91%) Kubernetes
2 121 (67.98%) Ansible
3 108 (60.67%) Terraform
4 55 (30.90%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (29.78%) Puppet
6 20 (11.24%) Prometheus
7 19 (10.67%) Salt
8 18 (10.11%) Packer
9 12 (6.74%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (6.74%) Kibana
9 12 (6.74%) Rancher
10 10 (5.62%) Grafana
10 10 (5.62%) logstash
11 7 (3.93%) Nessus
11 7 (3.93%) Nmap
11 7 (3.93%) Sysdig
12 6 (3.37%) Nagios
13 3 (1.69%) Graphite
13 3 (1.69%) Mesos
14 2 (1.12%) rkt
Vendors
1 35 (19.66%) Google
2 16 (8.99%) Dynatrace
3 8 (4.49%) Sitecore
4 7 (3.93%) Oracle
4 7 (3.93%) Qualys
5 6 (3.37%) hybris
5 6 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.37%) Splunk
6 5 (2.81%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.25%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.25%) New Relic
7 4 (2.25%) PagerDuty
8 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.12%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.12%) IBM
9 2 (1.12%) Remedy
10 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.56%) RedGate
10 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.56%) VMware