Lead Development Operations
UK

The median Lead Development Operations salary in the UK is £85,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

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

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 685 785 771
Rank change year-on-year +100 -14 -161
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead DevOps 153 250 395
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 143 214 283
10th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
25th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £91,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75% -
75th Percentile £100,000 £109,375 £100,000
90th Percentile £117,447 £125,000 £116,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +2.27%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,554 103,852 135,878
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.39% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 57,948 64,849 84,215
10th Percentile £28,600 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,772 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.25% +5.54% +5.26%

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 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +100 145 £85,000 -8.11% 32
UK excluding London +75 78 £82,500 +10.00% 13
Work from Home +86 77 £85,000 -5.56% 21
London +117 65 £85,000 -15.00% 20
South East +72 34 £90,000 +20.00% 3
North of England +85 17 £85,000 +13.33% 2
Midlands +61 14 £73,750 +2.79% 6
Yorkshire +92 10 £85,000 +25.93% 1
East Midlands 0 8 £79,250 +21.92% 1
South West +26 7 £82,500 -13.16% 1
West Midlands +54 6 £70,000 -10.83% 5
East of England - 6 £100,000 -
North East - 4 £56,250 -
North West +34 3 £110,000 +44.26% 1
Wales +6 1 £75,000 +9.89%

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 4 March 2024, Lead DevOps job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 153 (100.00%) DevOps
2 89 (58.17%) Terraform
3 83 (54.25%) CI/CD
4 79 (51.63%) Kubernetes
4 79 (51.63%) AWS
5 69 (45.10%) Python
6 65 (42.48%) Docker
7 58 (37.91%) Azure
8 57 (37.25%) Linux
9 48 (31.37%) Infrastructure as Code
10 42 (27.45%) Containerisation
11 36 (23.53%) Microservices
11 36 (23.53%) Agile
12 35 (22.88%) Jenkins
13 33 (21.57%) Azure DevOps
14 32 (20.92%) Mentoring
14 32 (20.92%) Java
15 31 (20.26%) Finance
15 31 (20.26%) Social Skills
16 30 (19.61%) Bash
16 30 (19.61%) PowerShell
17 28 (18.30%) GCP
18 25 (16.34%) Ansible
18 25 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (15.03%) Puppet
20 19 (12.42%) Public Cloud
21 18 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
21 18 (11.76%) Git
22 17 (11.11%) Fintech
23 16 (10.46%) AWS Certification

Lead DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.65%) CMS
1 1 (0.65%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 79 (51.63%) AWS
2 58 (37.91%) Azure
3 33 (21.57%) Azure DevOps
4 28 (18.30%) GCP
5 14 (9.15%) Amazon ECS
6 13 (8.50%) GitHub
7 10 (6.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (6.54%) Datadog
8 9 (5.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (5.23%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (4.58%) Azure AKS
10 7 (4.58%) SaaS
10 7 (4.58%) Serverless
11 6 (3.92%) Azure Storage
12 4 (2.61%) OpenShift
12 4 (2.61%) PaaS
13 3 (1.96%) Azure Monitor
13 3 (1.96%) GitHub Actions
14 2 (1.31%) CloudFront
14 2 (1.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) DNS
2 3 (1.96%) Firewall
2 3 (1.96%) IPv4
3 1 (0.65%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.65%) VSAN
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.96%) MySQL
3 3 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.65%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (22.88%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.76%) Git
3 15 (9.80%) GitLab
4 9 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 8 (5.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.96%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.96%) JUnit
7 3 (1.96%) Selenium
7 3 (1.96%) Terragrunt
8 2 (1.31%) Subversion
8 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.31%) TestNG
8 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.65%) Gatling
9 1 (0.65%) GoCD
9 1 (0.65%) JIRA
9 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (20.26%) Finance
1 31 (20.26%) Social Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 8 (5.23%) Banking
4 4 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.96%) Legal
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 2 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.31%) Public Speaking
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) .NET
2 11 (7.19%) ARM Templates
3 10 (6.54%) YAML
4 8 (5.23%) REST
5 5 (3.27%) Node.js
6 4 (2.61%) AWS CDK
6 4 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.96%) React
7 3 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.31%) ADO
8 2 (1.31%) Kafka
8 2 (1.31%) Lambda Expressions
8 2 (1.31%) Middleware
8 2 (1.31%) Spring
9 1 (0.65%) Azure Blueprints
9 1 (0.65%) OAuth
9 1 (0.65%) SOAP
9 1 (0.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Public Cloud
2 12 (7.84%) Cloud Native
3 11 (7.19%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.96%) Distributed Applications
6 3 (1.96%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) Product Ownership
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
7 1 (0.65%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 57 (37.25%) Linux
2 16 (10.46%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.65%) CentOS
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (100.00%) DevOps
2 83 (54.25%) CI/CD
3 48 (31.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 42 (27.45%) Containerisation
5 36 (23.53%) Agile
5 36 (23.53%) Microservices
6 32 (20.92%) Mentoring
7 25 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (11.11%) Fintech
10 15 (9.80%) User Stories
11 14 (9.15%) Cloud Security
12 13 (8.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (7.84%) Scrum
14 11 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (7.19%) SDLC
14 11 (7.19%) Technical Leadership
15 10 (6.54%) Server Management
15 10 (6.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (45.10%) Python
2 32 (20.92%) Java
3 30 (19.61%) Bash
3 30 (19.61%) PowerShell
4 14 (9.15%) SQL
5 12 (7.84%) Go
6 11 (7.19%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.23%) C#
7 8 (5.23%) Ruby
8 6 (3.92%) Groovy
9 4 (2.61%) Scala
10 3 (1.96%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.46%) AWS Certification
1 16 (10.46%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.15%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
3 12 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.58%) Degree
5 4 (2.61%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
6 3 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) QA
2 6 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.96%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (42.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 89 (58.17%) Terraform
2 79 (51.63%) Kubernetes
3 25 (16.34%) Ansible
4 23 (15.03%) Puppet
5 10 (6.54%) Consul
6 8 (5.23%) Progress Chef
7 7 (4.58%) Grafana
7 7 (4.58%) Prometheus
8 6 (3.92%) Istio
9 3 (1.96%) Argo
10 2 (1.31%) Packer
11 1 (0.65%) Fortio
11 1 (0.65%) Kiali
11 1 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (8.50%) Google
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.27%) Splunk
4 3 (1.96%) Databricks
4 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.31%) IBM
5 2 (1.31%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.65%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.65%) VMware