Period
to 19 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 404 520 672
Rank change year-on-year +116 +152 +148
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 330 722 579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.53% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 330 657 510
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £53,400 £52,930 £46,225
90th Percentile £98,875 £95,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% +4.55%

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 47,195 135,357 160,846
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.77% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38,479 107,740 129,607
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 17 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 19 September 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 +123 315 £73,000 -2.67% 85
London +91 209 £82,500 +3.13% 50
UK excluding London +192 116 £62,500 -3.85% 39
Work from Home +24 49 £70,000 - 16
North of England +157 39 £62,500 -3.85% 17
South West +123 31 £60,000 -14.29% 6
South East +167 21 £70,000 - 4
Yorkshire +145 19 £62,500 +4.17% 4
Midlands +138 12 £60,000 +9.09% 4
North West +99 12 £70,000 +7.69% 11
Scotland +69 8 £73,750 +26.07% 2
North East +29 8 £48,500 -17.99% 2
East Midlands +88 7 £58,500 +6.36% 1
West Midlands +108 5 £70,000 +72.84% 3
East of England +126 2 £59,750 -8.08% 4
Wales +40 2 £44,379 +10.95% 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 £50,000 -28.57% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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.

1 330 (100.00%) DevOps
2 217 (65.76%) Terraform
3 214 (64.85%) Kubernetes
4 201 (60.91%) AWS
5 197 (59.70%) Docker
6 126 (38.18%) Python
7 124 (37.58%) Azure
8 118 (35.76%) Linux
8 118 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
9 113 (34.24%) Ansible
9 113 (34.24%) Jenkins
10 83 (25.15%) Infrastructure as Code
11 79 (23.94%) PowerShell
12 63 (19.09%) Finance
13 62 (18.79%) Microsoft
14 61 (18.48%) Git (software)
15 60 (18.18%) Java
16 57 (17.27%) Fintech
17 52 (15.76%) GCP
18 50 (15.15%) Microservices
18 50 (15.15%) Serverless
18 50 (15.15%) Puppet
19 46 (13.94%) Bash Shell
19 46 (13.94%) Configuration Management
19 46 (13.94%) Software Engineering
20 42 (12.73%) PaaS
20 42 (12.73%) TeamCity
20 42 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
21 40 (12.12%) AWS Lambda
21 40 (12.12%) Windows

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 27 (8.18%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.33%) Confluence
3 5 (1.52%) ColdFusion
3 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.21%) CloudStack
5 3 (0.91%) Apache
5 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.61%) nginx
7 1 (0.30%) IIS
7 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 201 (60.91%) AWS
2 124 (37.58%) Azure
3 52 (15.76%) GCP
4 50 (15.15%) Serverless
5 42 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (12.73%) PaaS
6 40 (12.12%) AWS Lambda
7 35 (10.61%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (9.70%) Amazon EKS
9 25 (7.58%) SaaS
10 22 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
11 21 (6.36%) Amazon S3
11 21 (6.36%) IaaS
12 20 (6.06%) Datadog
13 17 (5.15%) GitHub
14 13 (3.94%) AWS Fargate
14 13 (3.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (3.64%) Route 53
16 11 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (3.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.73%) DNS
1 9 (2.73%) Firewall
1 9 (2.73%) VPN
2 8 (2.42%) Network Security
3 2 (0.61%) Broadband
3 2 (0.61%) HTTP
3 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.61%) MPLS
3 2 (0.61%) SSL
3 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.61%) VLAN
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.79%) NoSQL
2 22 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.45%) Big Data
4 17 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.55%) MySQL
6 14 (4.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (3.03%) Redis
8 9 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.82%) Amazon Athena
10 6 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (1.82%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.21%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.91%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.91%) Looker
13 2 (0.61%) Aerospike
13 2 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.61%) Power BI
14 1 (0.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 113 (34.24%) Jenkins
2 61 (18.48%) Git (software)
3 42 (12.73%) TeamCity
4 27 (8.18%) GitLab
5 23 (6.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (6.67%) JIRA
7 13 (3.94%) SonarQube
8 10 (3.03%) CircleCI
9 7 (2.12%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (2.12%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.21%) GoCD
11 4 (1.21%) Maven
12 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.91%) Subversion
13 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (19.09%) Finance
2 25 (7.58%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.03%) Retail
5 7 (2.12%) Electronics
5 7 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.12%) Marketing
5 7 (2.12%) Publishing
6 6 (1.82%) Advertising
7 5 (1.52%) Law
8 4 (1.21%) Games
9 3 (0.91%) Banking
9 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.52%) .NET
2 26 (7.88%) Node.js
3 17 (5.15%) YAML
4 16 (4.85%) Kafka
4 16 (4.85%) Web Services
5 11 (3.33%) React
6 6 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.82%) REST
7 5 (1.52%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.52%) JSON
8 4 (1.21%) Ajax
8 4 (1.21%) CSS
8 4 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (1.21%) HTML
8 4 (1.21%) jQuery
8 4 (1.21%) Spring
9 3 (0.91%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.91%) Lambda Expressions
9 3 (0.91%) LDAP
10 2 (0.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.88%) Cloud Native
2 20 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.52%) Cybercrime
6 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.21%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.91%) Clustering
8 3 (0.91%) FMCG
8 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.91%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (35.76%) Linux
2 40 (12.12%) Windows
3 23 (6.97%) CentOS
4 17 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.03%) Unix
7 6 (1.82%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.21%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.61%) Android
9 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.61%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.61%) Debian
9 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (100.00%) DevOps
2 118 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (25.15%) Infrastructure as Code
4 57 (17.27%) Fintech
5 50 (15.15%) Microservices
6 46 (13.94%) Configuration Management
6 46 (13.94%) Software Engineering
7 39 (11.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 37 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (8.79%) Mentoring
10 27 (8.18%) Deployment Automation
10 27 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 26 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (6.97%) Migration
13 22 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
13 22 (6.67%) Scrum
14 19 (5.76%) TDD
15 17 (5.15%) Collaborative Working
15 17 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 126 (38.18%) Python
2 79 (23.94%) PowerShell
3 60 (18.18%) Java
4 46 (13.94%) Bash Shell
5 34 (10.30%) Go
6 29 (8.79%) C#
7 27 (8.18%) JavaScript
8 25 (7.58%) Ruby
9 22 (6.67%) SQL
10 10 (3.03%) PHP
11 7 (2.12%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.82%) Groovy
12 6 (1.82%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.52%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.21%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.61%) PHP 5
16 2 (0.61%) Rust
17 1 (0.30%) ES6
Qualifications
1 20 (6.06%) Degree
2 15 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.42%) CCNA
4 8 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.12%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.52%) CISSP
6 5 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.52%) SANS
7 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) PMO
3 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 197 (59.70%) Docker
2 30 (9.09%) vSphere
3 7 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.21%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.91%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.61%) NFS
6 2 (0.61%) Samba
6 2 (0.61%) Squid
6 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) HDFS
7 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 217 (65.76%) Terraform
2 214 (64.85%) Kubernetes
3 113 (34.24%) Ansible
4 50 (15.15%) Puppet
5 36 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.94%) Prometheus
7 12 (3.64%) Grafana
8 11 (3.33%) Packer
9 7 (2.12%) Marathon
9 7 (2.12%) Mesos
10 6 (1.82%) Nagios
11 4 (1.21%) Kibana
11 4 (1.21%) Salt
12 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.61%) Istio
13 2 (0.61%) SCCM
13 2 (0.61%) yum
14 1 (0.30%) Consul
14 1 (0.30%) Rancher
Vendors
1 62 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.97%) Google
3 16 (4.85%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.64%) Splunk
5 10 (3.03%) Oracle
6 9 (2.73%) SAP
7 8 (2.42%) New Relic
8 7 (2.12%) VMware
9 5 (1.52%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.21%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.21%) Remedy
11 3 (0.91%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.91%) Cisco
11 3 (0.91%) IBM
12 2 (0.61%) Adobe
12 2 (0.61%) Centrify
12 2 (0.61%) Confluent
12 2 (0.61%) Sparx
12 2 (0.61%) Veracode