Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead DevOps Engineer was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 731 916 988
Rank change year-on-year +185 +72 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead DevOps Engineer 141 183 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 146 172 216
Median annual salary £81,250 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £62,500 £57,563 £55,000
90th Percentile £103,125 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +13.04%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Lead DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps Engineer in the UK

Lead DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead DevOps Engineer.

Salary trend for Lead DevOps Engineer in the UK

Lead DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead DevOps Engineer in the UK

Lead DevOps Engineer
Top 14 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 6 June 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 +188 137 £85,000 +13.33% 16
UK excluding London +190 71 £75,000 +7.14% 7
London +107 70 £91,250 +2.82% 9
North of England +147 31 £70,000 +16.67% 3
North West +88 18 £75,000 +11.11% 2
South East +101 17 £85,000 +21.43% 1
Yorkshire +120 13 £65,000 +23.81% 1
Work from Home +27 11 £75,000 +7.14% 2
East of England +85 10 £80,000 +17.65% 1
Midlands +96 9 £67,000 -4.29% 1
West Midlands +76 8 £67,250 -0.37% 1
Scotland +68 2 £70,000 -15.15%
Wales - 2 £60,000 -
East Midlands +58 1 £55,000 -21.43%

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) DevOps
2 105 (74.47%) AWS
3 85 (60.28%) Terraform
4 80 (56.74%) Ansible
5 77 (54.61%) Kubernetes
6 74 (52.48%) Python
7 71 (50.35%) Docker
8 63 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (40.43%) Linux
10 54 (38.30%) Jenkins
11 50 (35.46%) Serverless
12 48 (34.04%) Azure
13 46 (32.62%) Infrastructure as Code
14 38 (26.95%) Configuration Management
15 37 (26.24%) Bash Shell
16 24 (17.02%) AWS Lambda
16 24 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (17.02%) Puppet
17 23 (16.31%) SaaS
18 22 (15.60%) GCP
19 21 (14.89%) AWS CloudFormation
20 20 (14.18%) Fintech
20 20 (14.18%) Amazon ECS
21 17 (12.06%) Immutable Infrastructure
21 17 (12.06%) Continuous Delivery
21 17 (12.06%) Mentoring
22 16 (11.35%) Finance
22 16 (11.35%) Deployment Automation
22 16 (11.35%) Technical Leadership
23 15 (10.64%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 5 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.84%) Confluence
3 3 (2.13%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.42%) Apache
4 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (74.47%) AWS
2 50 (35.46%) Serverless
3 48 (34.04%) Azure
4 24 (17.02%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (16.31%) SaaS
6 22 (15.60%) GCP
7 21 (14.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (14.18%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (10.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (10.64%) GitHub
10 14 (9.93%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (7.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (7.09%) Amazon S3
13 8 (5.67%) OpenShift
14 7 (4.96%) CloudFront
15 5 (3.55%) AWS CodeBuild
15 5 (3.55%) IaaS
15 5 (3.55%) PaaS
16 4 (2.84%) AWS CodeDeploy
16 4 (2.84%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) Internet
1 2 (1.42%) Network Security
2 1 (0.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.42%) Big Data
5 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.42%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) Redis
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (38.30%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.93%) GitLab
3 12 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.80%) JIRA
5 7 (4.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (4.96%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.84%) CircleCI
7 4 (2.84%) Maven
8 3 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.42%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.42%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (1.42%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
General
1 16 (11.35%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Retail
3 2 (1.42%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) Web Services
2 10 (7.09%) Node.js
3 6 (4.26%) .NET
3 6 (4.26%) React
3 6 (4.26%) Velocity
4 5 (3.55%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.42%) Kafka
6 1 (0.71%) JSON
6 1 (0.71%) Middleware
6 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.71%) SAML
6 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
2 3 (2.13%) Reinsurance
3 2 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (1.42%) PlayStation
3 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.42%) Social Media
3 2 (1.42%) User Experience
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 57 (40.43%) Linux
2 14 (9.93%) Windows
3 8 (5.67%) CentOS
4 7 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.84%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.13%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (100.00%) DevOps
2 63 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (32.62%) Infrastructure as Code
4 38 (26.95%) Configuration Management
5 20 (14.18%) Fintech
6 17 (12.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (12.06%) Immutable Infrastructure
6 17 (12.06%) Mentoring
7 16 (11.35%) Deployment Automation
7 16 (11.35%) Technical Leadership
8 15 (10.64%) Migration
8 15 (10.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 14 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.93%) Microservices
10 13 (9.22%) Infrastructure Automation
11 12 (8.51%) Project Delivery
12 11 (7.80%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.80%) Logistics
12 11 (7.80%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.48%) Python
2 37 (26.24%) Bash Shell
3 13 (9.22%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.80%) Go
5 9 (6.38%) Java
5 9 (6.38%) Perl
5 9 (6.38%) Ruby
6 6 (4.26%) C#
7 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.13%) Groovy
8 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.71%) Rust
9 1 (0.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.13%) Degree
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (50.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (60.28%) Terraform
2 80 (56.74%) Ansible
3 77 (54.61%) Kubernetes
4 24 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (17.02%) Puppet
5 10 (7.09%) Prometheus
6 8 (5.67%) Grafana
7 6 (4.26%) Packer
8 4 (2.84%) Rancher
9 1 (0.71%) Mesos
9 1 (0.71%) rkt
9 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Red Hat
2 9 (6.38%) Google
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.13%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.42%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.42%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.42%) Facebook
5 2 (1.42%) PagerDuty
5 2 (1.42%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.42%) Splunk
6 1 (0.71%) Citrix
6 1 (0.71%) Confluent
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.71%) Remedy
6 1 (0.71%) Veracode
6 1 (0.71%) VMware