Period
to 5 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Lead DevOps was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 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
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 662 805 813
Rank change year-on-year +143 +8 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 206 303 407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 196 259 406
Median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £62,175 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £103,125 £105,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -7.69%

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 82,389 137,120 165,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,012 108,943 134,433
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
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead DevOps over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead DevOps within the UK over the 6 months to 5 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 +134 200 £80,000 +6.67% 18
UK excluding London +170 108 £75,000 +7.14% 9
London +82 97 £90,000 +5.88% 9
North of England +149 43 £70,000 +16.67% 4
South East +100 37 £85,000 +21.43% 2
North West +99 29 £75,000 +25.00% 3
Work from Home +32 18 £75,000 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire +106 14 £65,000 +23.81% 1
Midlands +87 11 £65,000 - 1
East of England +70 10 £80,000 +15.94% 1
West Midlands +80 9 £66,000 +7.32% 1
Wales +9 3 £60,000 +50.00%
South West +76 2 £88,750 +36.54% 1
Scotland +62 2 £70,000 -3.45%
East Midlands +61 2 £55,000 -21.43%

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, Lead DevOps 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 in the job title.

1 206 (100.00%) DevOps
2 133 (64.56%) AWS
3 108 (52.43%) Terraform
4 100 (48.54%) Docker
4 100 (48.54%) Kubernetes
5 96 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (44.66%) Python
7 91 (44.17%) Ansible
8 77 (37.38%) Linux
9 73 (35.44%) Azure
10 69 (33.50%) Jenkins
11 56 (27.18%) Infrastructure as Code
12 54 (26.21%) Serverless
13 43 (20.87%) Configuration Management
14 42 (20.39%) Bash Shell
15 32 (15.53%) GCP
16 31 (15.05%) Mentoring
16 31 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (14.56%) AWS CloudFormation
18 29 (14.08%) Microservices
18 29 (14.08%) Puppet
18 29 (14.08%) Finance
19 28 (13.59%) AWS Lambda
20 27 (13.11%) Fintech
20 27 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
21 24 (11.65%) SaaS
22 23 (11.17%) Technical Leadership
22 23 (11.17%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 22 (10.68%) Amazon ECS

Lead DevOps 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 8 (3.88%) Apache Spark
1 8 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (3.40%) Apache
3 6 (2.91%) Confluence
4 4 (1.94%) CloudStack
4 4 (1.94%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.97%) nginx
5 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (64.56%) AWS
2 73 (35.44%) Azure
3 54 (26.21%) Serverless
4 32 (15.53%) GCP
5 30 (14.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (13.59%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (11.65%) SaaS
8 22 (10.68%) Amazon ECS
9 19 (9.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 18 (8.74%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (7.77%) GitHub
12 14 (6.80%) Amazon S3
13 11 (5.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (5.34%) IaaS
13 11 (5.34%) PaaS
14 10 (4.85%) OpenShift
15 8 (3.88%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (3.40%) CloudFront
17 5 (2.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.94%) Network Security
2 2 (0.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.34%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (4.85%) Big Data
3 8 (3.88%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.43%) MySQL
7 4 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.97%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.49%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.49%) Redis
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 69 (33.50%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.25%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.77%) GitLab
4 13 (6.31%) JIRA
5 7 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (3.40%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.94%) CircleCI
6 4 (1.94%) Maven
6 4 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.94%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.97%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.97%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.49%) Gatling
9 1 (0.49%) Selenium
9 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (14.08%) Finance
2 14 (6.80%) Retail
3 5 (2.43%) Marketing
4 4 (1.94%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.25%) .NET
2 14 (6.80%) Web Services
3 12 (5.83%) Node.js
4 7 (3.40%) .NET Core
4 7 (3.40%) React
5 6 (2.91%) REST
5 6 (2.91%) Velocity
6 3 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.97%) Kafka
7 2 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.97%) Middleware
7 2 (0.97%) PHP-FPM
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.49%) CSS
8 1 (0.49%) HTML5
8 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.49%) RESTful
8 1 (0.49%) SAML
8 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (3.40%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.91%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.94%) User Experience
4 4 (1.94%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.46%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.97%) PlayStation
6 2 (0.97%) Social Media
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) FMCG
7 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 77 (37.38%) Linux
2 17 (8.25%) Windows
3 12 (5.83%) CentOS
4 8 (3.88%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.94%) CoreOS
6 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) AIX
7 2 (0.97%) Unix
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (100.00%) DevOps
2 96 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (27.18%) Infrastructure as Code
4 43 (20.87%) Configuration Management
5 31 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 31 (15.05%) Mentoring
6 29 (14.08%) Microservices
7 27 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (13.11%) Fintech
8 23 (11.17%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 23 (11.17%) Technical Leadership
9 19 (9.22%) Test Automation
10 18 (8.74%) Scrum
10 18 (8.74%) SDLC
11 17 (8.25%) Deployment Automation
11 17 (8.25%) Immutable Infrastructure
11 17 (8.25%) Infrastructure Automation
12 16 (7.77%) Migration
12 16 (7.77%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.66%) Python
2 42 (20.39%) Bash Shell
3 21 (10.19%) Java
4 19 (9.22%) PowerShell
5 16 (7.77%) C#
5 16 (7.77%) Go
6 14 (6.80%) Ruby
7 12 (5.83%) SQL
8 9 (4.37%) Perl
9 6 (2.91%) C++
10 5 (2.43%) Groovy
10 5 (2.43%) R
10 5 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.94%) PHP
12 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.49%) C
13 1 (0.49%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.40%) Degree
4 6 (2.91%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.97%) ISEB
6 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 100 (48.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 108 (52.43%) Terraform
2 100 (48.54%) Kubernetes
3 91 (44.17%) Ansible
4 29 (14.08%) Puppet
5 27 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.34%) Prometheus
7 9 (4.37%) Grafana
7 9 (4.37%) Packer
8 4 (1.94%) Rancher
9 2 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.49%) Mesos
10 1 (0.49%) rkt
10 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (5.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.34%) Red Hat
3 10 (4.85%) Google
4 4 (1.94%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.46%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.46%) Splunk
6 2 (0.97%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.97%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.97%) CrowdStrike
6 2 (0.97%) CyberArk
6 2 (0.97%) Facebook
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle
6 2 (0.97%) PagerDuty
6 2 (0.97%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Confluent
7 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.49%) Veracode