Period
to 26 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 421 399 527
Rank change year-on-year -22 +128 +146
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 852 329 717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.68% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.72% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 607 291 567
10th Percentile £58,750 £50,000 £52,930
25th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £73,750 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +22.92% -7.69% +13.04%

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 110,980 45,724 134,527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.35% 94.82% 95.76%
Number of salaries quoted 77,115 37,966 108,355
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 18 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 26 September 2021. 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 -40 769 £82,500 +10.00% 138
London -78 442 £85,000 +3.03% 75
UK excluding London -33 364 £73,750 +22.92% 65
Work from Home -160 188 £80,000 +14.29% 21
North of England -61 110 £69,500 +13.47% 30
South East -92 93 £80,000 +14.29% 12
North West -46 61 £75,000 +7.14% 14
Midlands -81 54 £72,500 +20.83% 6
South West -84 52 £75,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -52 50 £72,500 +3.57% 5
Yorkshire -79 40 £62,500 - 13
Scotland -79 26 £71,250 -10.94% 3
Northern Ireland -34 17 £75,000 +50.00%
East of England -87 12 £72,500 +21.34% 8
North East -29 9 £53,750 +10.82% 3
East Midlands -77 4 - - 1
Wales -38 3 £60,000 +35.20%
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 852 (100.00%) DevOps
2 662 (77.70%) AWS
3 626 (73.47%) Terraform
4 555 (65.14%) Kubernetes
5 550 (64.55%) Docker
6 431 (50.59%) Jenkins
7 406 (47.65%) Azure
8 397 (46.60%) Ansible
9 390 (45.77%) Infrastructure as Code
10 368 (43.19%) Python
11 357 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
12 343 (40.26%) Linux
13 212 (24.88%) GCP
14 208 (24.41%) Bash Shell
15 200 (23.47%) Configuration Management
16 167 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
17 161 (18.90%) AWS CloudFormation
18 146 (17.14%) Puppet
19 132 (15.49%) Finance
20 131 (15.38%) Serverless
21 130 (15.26%) Java
21 130 (15.26%) SDLC
22 128 (15.02%) Go
23 123 (14.44%) Social Skills
24 119 (13.97%) PowerShell
25 114 (13.38%) Security Cleared
25 114 (13.38%) JIRA
26 113 (13.26%) SC Cleared
26 113 (13.26%) Opscode Chef
27 109 (12.79%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 23 (2.70%) nginx
2 20 (2.35%) Apache
3 19 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.29%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (1.17%) Confluence
6 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.59%) WordPress
7 3 (0.35%) Drupal
7 3 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.12%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Magento
2 4 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.35%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 662 (77.70%) AWS
2 406 (47.65%) Azure
3 212 (24.88%) GCP
4 161 (18.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 131 (15.38%) Serverless
6 86 (10.09%) SaaS
7 82 (9.62%) Amazon ECS
8 79 (9.27%) AWS Lambda
9 51 (5.99%) GitHub
10 50 (5.87%) PaaS
11 45 (5.28%) IaaS
12 41 (4.81%) Amazon S3
13 40 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (3.40%) CloudFront
14 29 (3.40%) OpenShift
15 22 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (2.35%) Datadog
16 20 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (1.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.40%) DNS
2 28 (3.29%) Firewall
3 20 (2.35%) SSL
4 18 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.53%) HTTP
5 13 (1.53%) VPN
6 12 (1.41%) Internet
7 8 (0.94%) AMQP
7 8 (0.94%) Broadband
8 6 (0.70%) IPsec
8 6 (0.70%) SMS
9 3 (0.35%) DHCP
9 3 (0.35%) FTP
9 3 (0.35%) IPv6
10 2 (0.23%) DSL
10 2 (0.23%) MQTT
10 2 (0.23%) Network Security
10 2 (0.23%) SMTP
10 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.87%) Big Data
2 40 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (4.46%) Amazon RDS
4 35 (4.11%) MySQL
5 28 (3.29%) Redis
6 24 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 24 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 22 (2.58%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.00%) Blockchain
9 10 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.94%) SQL Server
12 7 (0.82%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.70%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.59%) InfluxDB
15 4 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.47%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 431 (50.59%) Jenkins
2 114 (13.38%) JIRA
3 102 (11.97%) Git (software)
4 97 (11.38%) GitLab
5 63 (7.39%) TeamCity
6 26 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (3.05%) Bitbucket
7 25 (2.93%) CircleCI
8 17 (2.00%) GoCD
9 15 (1.76%) JMeter
9 15 (1.76%) JUnit
9 15 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.64%) Gatling
10 14 (1.64%) SoapUI
10 14 (1.64%) TestNG
11 8 (0.94%) Spinnaker
11 8 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 132 (15.49%) Finance
2 123 (14.44%) Social Skills
3 43 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 32 (3.76%) Retail
6 30 (3.52%) Banking
7 23 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.23%) Public Sector
9 18 (2.11%) Retail Banking
10 17 (2.00%) Marketing
10 17 (2.00%) Wearables
11 16 (1.88%) Electronics
11 16 (1.88%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.53%) Games
13 9 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (0.94%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.47%) Organisational Skills
16 4 (0.47%) Publishing
16 4 (0.47%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.34%) Kafka
2 47 (5.52%) Node.js
3 44 (5.16%) .NET
4 33 (3.87%) JSON
5 25 (2.93%) YAML
6 22 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
7 17 (2.00%) Django
8 14 (1.64%) React
9 13 (1.53%) Web Services
10 12 (1.41%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.41%) REST
10 12 (1.41%) Spring
10 12 (1.41%) Spring Boot
11 11 (1.29%) Vue.js
12 10 (1.17%) .NET Core
12 10 (1.17%) Zuul
13 8 (0.94%) Java EE
14 6 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (0.70%) Middleware
14 6 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.04%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (8.57%) Cloud Native
3 33 (3.87%) Private Cloud
4 29 (3.40%) Public Cloud
5 21 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.00%) Smartphone
6 17 (2.00%) Tandem
7 13 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.70%) Life Science
12 5 (0.59%) PKI
12 5 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.47%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.47%) Online Games
13 4 (0.47%) Social Media
14 3 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 343 (40.26%) Linux
2 89 (10.45%) Windows
3 56 (6.57%) Unix
4 23 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.64%) CentOS
6 5 (0.59%) CoreOS
6 5 (0.59%) Debian
6 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.59%) zOS
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.23%) AIX
8 2 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (100.00%) DevOps
2 390 (45.77%) Infrastructure as Code
3 357 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (23.47%) Configuration Management
5 167 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
6 130 (15.26%) SDLC
7 109 (12.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 103 (12.09%) Test Automation
9 100 (11.74%) GitOps
10 95 (11.15%) Service Design
11 94 (11.03%) Mentoring
12 93 (10.92%) Microservices
13 83 (9.74%) Fintech
14 72 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
15 68 (7.98%) Artificial Intelligence
16 57 (6.69%) Software Engineering
17 54 (6.34%) Infrastructure Automation
18 43 (5.05%) E-Commerce
19 40 (4.69%) Workflow
20 39 (4.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 368 (43.19%) Python
2 208 (24.41%) Bash Shell
3 130 (15.26%) Java
4 128 (15.02%) Go
5 119 (13.97%) PowerShell
6 66 (7.75%) Ruby
7 65 (7.63%) JavaScript
8 46 (5.40%) C#
9 44 (5.16%) SQL
10 25 (2.93%) Groovy
11 21 (2.46%) PHP
12 17 (2.00%) MATLAB
13 14 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.29%) C++
15 9 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.94%) C
17 6 (0.70%) Perl
18 5 (0.59%) Clojure
19 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 114 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 113 (13.26%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.87%) Degree
4 8 (0.94%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.23%) MCSE
7 2 (0.23%) OCP
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.12%) CCNA
8 1 (0.12%) CCNP
8 1 (0.12%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.05%) QA
2 14 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.12%) GDPR
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 550 (64.55%) Docker
2 23 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.53%) Varnish
5 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.23%) LXC
6 2 (0.23%) Xen
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 626 (73.47%) Terraform
2 555 (65.14%) Kubernetes
3 397 (46.60%) Ansible
4 146 (17.14%) Puppet
5 113 (13.26%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (6.34%) Prometheus
7 28 (3.29%) Grafana
8 22 (2.58%) Nagios
9 16 (1.88%) Packer
10 14 (1.64%) Mesos
11 11 (1.29%) Istio
12 6 (0.70%) Consul
12 6 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.70%) logstash
13 5 (0.59%) Sysdig
14 4 (0.47%) Icinga
14 4 (0.47%) Kibana
14 4 (0.47%) Rancher
15 2 (0.23%) HP Fortify
15 2 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (9.98%) Google
2 37 (4.34%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.52%) VMware
4 26 (3.05%) Oracle
5 21 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 19 (2.23%) SAP
7 18 (2.11%) Splunk
8 11 (1.29%) Cisco
9 8 (0.94%) LexisNexis
10 5 (0.59%) Apple
10 5 (0.59%) New Relic
11 4 (0.47%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.47%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.47%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.47%) IBM
12 3 (0.35%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.35%) Veracode
13 2 (0.23%) Black Duck
13 2 (0.23%) Cadence
13 2 (0.23%) SolarWinds