Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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

Senior Development Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 628 743 842
Rank change year-on-year +115 +99 +166
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 537 457 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 475 373 274
UK median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%

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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 January 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 +116 515 £75,000 +15.38% 75
London +98 323 £80,000 +14.29% 50
UK excluding London +48 207 £65,000 +13.04% 29
South East +66 72 £75,000 +25.00% 10
North of England +36 72 £61,102 +12.11% 4
North West +43 45 £56,250 -13.46% 3
Midlands +42 27 £57,500 -2.54% 5
West Midlands +38 17 £55,000 -6.78% 3
South West -8 16 £62,500 - 5
Yorkshire +7 15 £66,882 +33.76% 1
Scotland -10 14 £57,500 +9.52% 1
North East +16 12 £58,750 -2.08%
East Midlands +13 10 £75,000 - 2
East of England +6 4 £62,500 +31.58% 1
Wales +2 2 £58,750 +23.68% 2

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 537 (100.00%) DevOps
2 374 (69.65%) Amazon AWS
3 341 (63.50%) Linux
4 315 (58.66%) Docker
5 296 (55.12%) Ansible
6 293 (54.56%) Python
7 237 (44.13%) Terraform
8 224 (41.71%) Kubernetes
9 218 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
10 217 (40.41%) Jenkins
11 209 (38.92%) Puppet
12 184 (34.26%) Opscode Chef
13 179 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 175 (32.59%) Configuration Management
15 136 (25.33%) Git (software)
16 120 (22.35%) Java
17 117 (21.79%) Ruby
18 112 (20.86%) Bash Shell
19 106 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
20 101 (18.81%) Google Cloud Platform
21 90 (16.76%) Windows
22 73 (13.59%) Go
22 73 (13.59%) Web Services
23 69 (12.85%) Software Engineering
24 67 (12.48%) Microservices
25 63 (11.73%) C#
26 60 (11.17%) Amazon EC2
27 59 (10.99%) Google
28 58 (10.80%) Continuous Delivery
29 55 (10.24%) Finance

Senior 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 33 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.17%) nginx
3 14 (2.61%) OpenStack
4 13 (2.42%) Apache
4 13 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.23%) Confluence
5 12 (2.23%) Ethereum
6 9 (1.68%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.68%) IIS
7 7 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.93%) CMS
8 5 (0.93%) JBoss
9 4 (0.74%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.37%) Drupal
10 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (2.42%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 374 (69.65%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (18.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 60 (11.17%) Amazon EC2
5 53 (9.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (5.96%) Amazon S3
7 30 (5.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 26 (4.84%) GitHub
9 25 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (4.47%) SaaS
11 20 (3.72%) CloudFront
12 17 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 16 (2.98%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (2.79%) Route 53
14 15 (2.79%) Serverless
15 14 (2.61%) Datadog
16 13 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (2.23%) IBM Cloud
18 11 (2.05%) IaaS
18 11 (2.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.59%) DNS
2 27 (5.03%) Firewall
3 17 (3.17%) VPN
4 13 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.68%) SSL
6 8 (1.49%) Internet
6 8 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
7 7 (1.30%) LAN
8 6 (1.12%) WAN
9 5 (0.93%) VLAN
10 4 (0.74%) Broadband
10 4 (0.74%) HTTP
10 4 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.74%) SAN
10 4 (0.74%) SNMP
11 3 (0.56%) DHCP
11 3 (0.56%) DSL
12 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.37%) SSH
12 2 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.01%) NoSQL
2 38 (7.08%) Amazon RDS
3 37 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (6.70%) MySQL
5 30 (5.59%) MongoDB
6 29 (5.40%) Big Data
7 25 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (4.10%) Blockchain
9 18 (3.35%) SQL Server
10 13 (2.42%) Redis
11 12 (2.23%) Relational Database
12 11 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (2.05%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.68%) MariaDB
14 8 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.56%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.37%) HBase
16 2 (0.37%) Neo4j
17 1 (0.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 217 (40.41%) Jenkins
2 136 (25.33%) Git (software)
3 48 (8.94%) Maven
4 47 (8.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 41 (7.64%) TeamCity
6 27 (5.03%) Visual Studio
7 26 (4.84%) Gradle
8 25 (4.66%) GitLab
9 22 (4.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 21 (3.91%) Vagrant
11 20 (3.72%) Subversion
12 18 (3.35%) JIRA
13 17 (3.17%) Travis CI
14 14 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.86%) Ant
16 7 (1.30%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.30%) Selenium
16 7 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
17 6 (1.12%) CircleCI
17 6 (1.12%) MSBuild
General
1 55 (10.24%) Finance
2 27 (5.03%) Banking
3 26 (4.84%) Games
4 12 (2.23%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.23%) Retail
5 10 (1.86%) Law
6 8 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.93%) Automotive
7 5 (0.93%) Marketing
8 4 (0.74%) Advertising
8 4 (0.74%) Front Office
8 4 (0.74%) Publishing
9 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.37%) French Language
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.59%) Web Services
2 43 (8.01%) .NET
3 40 (7.45%) Elastic Stack
4 24 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (4.28%) Node.js
6 21 (3.91%) Kafka
7 20 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 19 (3.54%) Sensu
9 15 (2.79%) J2EE
10 12 (2.23%) LDAP
11 11 (2.05%) RESTful
12 7 (1.30%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.30%) HTML
13 6 (1.12%) HTML5
13 6 (1.12%) React
13 6 (1.12%) REST
14 5 (0.93%) CSS
15 4 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
15 4 (0.74%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.12%) Public Cloud
2 43 (8.01%) Fintech
3 34 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.61%) Semantic Web
6 12 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.23%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (0.93%) User Experience
11 4 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.74%) Clustering
11 4 (0.74%) Replication
11 4 (0.74%) Xbox
12 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 341 (63.50%) Linux
2 90 (16.76%) Windows
3 54 (10.06%) CentOS
4 40 (7.45%) Unix
5 32 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.54%) Ubuntu
7 17 (3.17%) Debian
8 12 (2.23%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.56%) Android
11 3 (0.56%) Fedora
11 3 (0.56%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (100.00%) DevOps
2 218 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (32.59%) Configuration Management
4 106 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (12.85%) Software Engineering
6 67 (12.48%) Microservices
7 58 (10.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 53 (9.87%) Software Delivery
9 51 (9.50%) Scrum
10 48 (8.94%) Open Source
11 45 (8.38%) Deployment Automation
12 42 (7.82%) Mentoring
13 37 (6.89%) Test Automation
14 36 (6.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 35 (6.52%) Artificial Intelligence
16 32 (5.96%) High Availability
17 27 (5.03%) Continuous Deployment
17 27 (5.03%) Load Balancing
18 24 (4.47%) Computer Science
19 23 (4.28%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 293 (54.56%) Python
2 120 (22.35%) Java
3 117 (21.79%) Ruby
4 112 (20.86%) Bash Shell
5 73 (13.59%) Go
6 63 (11.73%) C#
7 54 (10.06%) PowerShell
8 50 (9.31%) SQL
9 35 (6.52%) Perl
10 31 (5.77%) C++
10 31 (5.77%) PHP
11 29 (5.40%) Shell Script
12 20 (3.72%) JavaScript
13 17 (3.17%) C
14 12 (2.23%) Scala
15 7 (1.30%) Groovy
16 5 (0.93%) Korn
17 2 (0.37%) Rust
17 2 (0.37%) TypeScript
18 1 (0.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 43 (8.01%) Degree
2 15 (2.79%) AWS Certification
2 15 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.19%) MCSE
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.54%) QA
2 7 (1.30%) SLA
3 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 315 (58.66%) Docker
2 14 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.74%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.74%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.37%) KVM
8 2 (0.37%) LXC
8 2 (0.37%) NFS
8 2 (0.37%) QEMU
8 2 (0.37%) Samba
8 2 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) HDFS
9 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 296 (55.12%) Ansible
2 237 (44.13%) Terraform
3 224 (41.71%) Kubernetes
4 209 (38.92%) Puppet
5 184 (34.26%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (6.15%) Salt
7 30 (5.59%) Prometheus
8 20 (3.72%) Graphite
9 19 (3.54%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (3.17%) ZABBIX
11 15 (2.79%) Nagios
12 13 (2.42%) Packer
13 12 (2.23%) Kibana
14 11 (2.05%) Grafana
14 11 (2.05%) HAProxy
14 11 (2.05%) Rancher
15 8 (1.49%) Mesos
16 6 (1.12%) Consul
16 6 (1.12%) logstash
16 6 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (10.99%) Google
2 33 (6.15%) Red Hat
3 32 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.47%) VMware
5 14 (2.61%) Splunk
6 12 (2.23%) SaltStack
7 10 (1.86%) Oracle
8 8 (1.49%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.12%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.12%) New Relic
10 5 (0.93%) Intapp
11 4 (0.74%) PagerDuty
12 3 (0.56%) Veritas
13 2 (0.37%) Adobe
13 2 (0.37%) Cisco
13 2 (0.37%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.37%) IBM
13 2 (0.37%) Perforce
13 2 (0.37%) RedGate
13 2 (0.37%) WorldPay