Period
to 16 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Lead DevOps was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 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
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 774 837
Rank change year-on-year +43 +63 +180
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 346 411 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 279 347 327
UK median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £54,750 £52,500 £55,785
90th Percentile £111,250 £97,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +18.18%

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 131,423 157,999 168,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,742 127,341 134,862
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,673
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.88% +0.36%
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
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead DevOps over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Lead DevOps in the UK

Lead DevOps
Top 13 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 16 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 +19 308 £82,500 +6.45% 63
London +39 188 £85,000 - 23
UK excluding London +46 145 £70,000 +16.67% 45
South East +26 52 £75,000 +15.38% 12
Scotland +48 30 £85,000 +78.95% 2
Midlands +56 19 £56,798 -5.34% 8
South West +12 19 £65,100 +13.22% 4
East of England +74 13 £70,000 - 3
North of England -18 12 £66,250 +6.00% 14
West Midlands +40 10 £56,798 -5.34% 6
East Midlands - 9 £55,000 - 2
North West +8 7 £70,000 +12.00% 10
Yorkshire -9 5 £62,500 +8.70% 3

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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.

1 346 (100.00%) DevOps
2 208 (60.12%) AWS
3 194 (56.07%) Kubernetes
4 184 (53.18%) Docker
5 175 (50.58%) Python
6 172 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
7 168 (48.55%) Ansible
8 148 (42.77%) Terraform
8 148 (42.77%) Azure
9 140 (40.46%) Jenkins
10 133 (38.44%) Linux
11 96 (27.75%) GCP
12 92 (26.59%) Continuous Integration
13 89 (25.72%) Java
14 81 (23.41%) Puppet
15 76 (21.97%) Opscode Chef
16 74 (21.39%) Infrastructure as Code
17 69 (19.94%) Node.js
18 65 (18.79%) Git (software)
19 61 (17.63%) Configuration Management
20 60 (17.34%) Continuous Delivery
21 57 (16.47%) Bash Shell
22 55 (15.90%) Microservices
23 53 (15.32%) Scrum
24 52 (15.03%) Google
25 51 (14.74%) Mentoring
26 50 (14.45%) Finance
27 48 (13.87%) JavaScript
28 46 (13.29%) JIRA
28 46 (13.29%) Test Automation

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 28 (8.09%) Confluence
2 20 (5.78%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.62%) OpenStack
4 15 (4.34%) Apache Spark
5 13 (3.76%) Apache
6 9 (2.60%) CMS
6 9 (2.60%) WordPress
7 8 (2.31%) Drupal
7 8 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (2.31%) SugarCRM
8 7 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.87%) nginx
13 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.58%) Ethereum
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 208 (60.12%) AWS
2 148 (42.77%) Azure
3 96 (27.75%) GCP
4 40 (11.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (8.67%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (8.38%) Amazon ECS
7 22 (6.36%) GitHub
8 21 (6.07%) AWS Fargate
9 20 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (4.62%) Serverless
11 15 (4.34%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (4.34%) SaaS
12 13 (3.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (3.76%) Amazon S3
12 13 (3.76%) CloudFront
13 12 (3.47%) Power Platform
13 12 (3.47%) SonarCloud
14 10 (2.89%) IaaS
14 10 (2.89%) PaaS
14 10 (2.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.07%) Internet
2 11 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.02%) DNS
3 7 (2.02%) Firewall
4 4 (1.16%) VPN
5 3 (0.87%) BGP
5 3 (0.87%) SSL
5 3 (0.87%) WAN
6 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.58%) Wireless
7 1 (0.29%) HTTP
7 1 (0.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.47%) Blockchain
2 12 (3.47%) MySQL
2 12 (3.47%) Power BI
3 11 (3.18%) Big Data
4 10 (2.89%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.31%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.45%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.87%) Redis
10 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 140 (40.46%) Jenkins
2 65 (18.79%) Git (software)
3 46 (13.29%) JIRA
4 27 (7.80%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (6.36%) GitLab
6 21 (6.07%) CircleCI
7 19 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (4.91%) Bitbucket
8 17 (4.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (4.62%) TeamCity
10 14 (4.05%) Subversion
10 14 (4.05%) Visual Studio
11 13 (3.76%) SonarQube
12 10 (2.89%) Artifactory
12 10 (2.89%) Maven
13 9 (2.60%) Gradle
13 9 (2.60%) Mocha
14 7 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.02%) IBM UrbanCode
14 7 (2.02%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (14.45%) Finance
2 25 (7.23%) Banking
3 16 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.34%) Marketing
5 10 (2.89%) Retail
6 5 (1.45%) Games
6 5 (1.45%) Law
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (19.94%) Node.js
2 31 (8.96%) React
3 29 (8.38%) .NET
4 18 (5.20%) Elastic Stack
4 18 (5.20%) Web Services
5 16 (4.62%) JSON
6 12 (3.47%) Velocity
7 11 (3.18%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.18%) Lambda Expressions
8 10 (2.89%) RESTful
9 9 (2.60%) SAML
10 8 (2.31%) Chai
10 8 (2.31%) Enzyme
10 8 (2.31%) Jest
10 8 (2.31%) REST
10 8 (2.31%) SOAP
11 7 (2.02%) Kafka
11 7 (2.02%) OAuth
11 7 (2.02%) OpenID
11 7 (2.02%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.96%) Public Cloud
2 25 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.31%) iPad
5 8 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.73%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.16%) Digital Currency
9 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.16%) Replication
10 3 (0.87%) Clustering
10 3 (0.87%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Derivative
11 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 133 (38.44%) Linux
2 37 (10.69%) Windows
3 17 (4.91%) Android
4 16 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.05%) CentOS
5 14 (4.05%) Ubuntu
6 11 (3.18%) Unix
7 10 (2.89%) Debian
8 7 (2.02%) Kali Linux
9 4 (1.16%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.87%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.87%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.87%) zOS
11 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (100.00%) DevOps
2 172 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (26.59%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (21.39%) Infrastructure as Code
5 61 (17.63%) Configuration Management
6 60 (17.34%) Continuous Delivery
7 55 (15.90%) Microservices
8 53 (15.32%) Scrum
9 51 (14.74%) Mentoring
10 46 (13.29%) Test Automation
11 38 (10.98%) Software Engineering
11 38 (10.98%) TDD
12 37 (10.69%) Open Source
13 31 (8.96%) Technical Leadership
14 29 (8.38%) Deployment Automation
15 25 (7.23%) Continuous Deployment
15 25 (7.23%) SDLC
16 24 (6.94%) Migration
17 23 (6.65%) Analytics
17 23 (6.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 175 (50.58%) Python
2 89 (25.72%) Java
3 57 (16.47%) Bash Shell
4 48 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 37 (10.69%) Ruby
6 31 (8.96%) C#
6 31 (8.96%) PowerShell
7 30 (8.67%) Go
8 23 (6.65%) SQL
9 22 (6.36%) Kotlin
10 18 (5.20%) PHP
11 15 (4.34%) C++
12 14 (4.05%) Shell Script
13 13 (3.76%) Perl
14 10 (2.89%) ES6
14 10 (2.89%) Groovy
15 7 (2.02%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.87%) Scala
16 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (4.34%) Degree
2 11 (3.18%) AWS Certification
3 8 (2.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.45%) ISEB
6 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.58%) CCIE
7 2 (0.58%) CCNP
7 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.58%) CWNE
7 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.58%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PhD
8 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.40%) QA
2 9 (2.60%) SLA
3 3 (0.87%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 184 (53.18%) Docker
2 11 (3.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.87%) Xen
6 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) HDFS
7 1 (0.29%) KVM
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 194 (56.07%) Kubernetes
2 168 (48.55%) Ansible
3 148 (42.77%) Terraform
4 81 (23.41%) Puppet
5 76 (21.97%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (8.67%) Packer
6 30 (8.67%) Prometheus
7 21 (6.07%) Grafana
8 20 (5.78%) Salt
9 16 (4.62%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (3.76%) Kibana
11 12 (3.47%) Nagios
11 12 (3.47%) Rancher
12 11 (3.18%) logstash
13 7 (2.02%) Nessus
13 7 (2.02%) Nmap
13 7 (2.02%) Sysdig
14 5 (1.45%) Mesos
14 5 (1.45%) Rundeck
15 4 (1.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 52 (15.03%) Google
2 45 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.94%) Dynatrace
4 12 (3.47%) Oracle
5 10 (2.89%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.31%) Actuate
6 8 (2.31%) hybris
6 8 (2.31%) Splunk
7 7 (2.02%) Qualys
8 6 (1.73%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.73%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.73%) VMware
9 4 (1.16%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.16%) New Relic
9 4 (1.16%) PagerDuty
9 4 (1.16%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.58%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.58%) IBM
10 2 (0.58%) Remedy
10 2 (0.58%) SAP