Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 523 659 810
Rank change year-on-year +136 +151 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 709 580 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 562 470 357
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £52,930 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
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% -

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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 16 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 22 September 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 +130 649 £77,500 +10.71% 73
London +131 421 £80,000 +3.23% 34
UK excluding London +105 271 £65,000 +13.04% 46
South East +59 79 £72,500 +11.54% 13
North of England -36 61 £60,000 +11.63% 8
South West +40 47 £70,000 +21.74% 6
Scotland +38 47 £56,915 -7.08% 6
North West 0 42 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Midlands +25 17 £55,000 -13.73% 4
Yorkshire -7 15 £60,000 +14.29% 2
East of England +68 14 £65,000 +18.18% 8
East Midlands +31 13 £56,250 -25.00% 3
Northern Ireland 0 6 £70,000 +16.67%
West Midlands +23 4 £40,500 -26.36% 1
North East +4 4 £59,140 +10.03%
Wales +5 1 £40,000 -23.81% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 709 (100.00%) DevOps
2 482 (67.98%) AWS
3 403 (56.84%) Python
4 396 (55.85%) Linux
5 393 (55.43%) Docker
6 373 (52.61%) Ansible
7 363 (51.20%) Terraform
8 353 (49.79%) Kubernetes
9 312 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
10 291 (41.04%) Puppet
11 251 (35.40%) Jenkins
12 215 (30.32%) Opscode Chef
12 215 (30.32%) Configuration Management
13 212 (29.90%) Azure
14 192 (27.08%) Windows
15 183 (25.81%) Bash Shell
16 174 (24.54%) Infrastructure as Code
17 172 (24.26%) Finance
18 163 (22.99%) Java
19 149 (21.02%) Git (software)
20 141 (19.89%) GCP
21 134 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
22 126 (17.77%) PowerShell
23 113 (15.94%) Microservices
24 108 (15.23%) Software Engineering
25 100 (14.10%) Ruby
26 97 (13.68%) Elastic Stack
27 96 (13.54%) Amazon EC2
28 81 (11.42%) Continuous Delivery
29 80 (11.28%) Fintech

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 66 (9.31%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (6.35%) IIS
3 30 (4.23%) Apache Spark
4 24 (3.39%) nginx
5 18 (2.54%) Apache
5 18 (2.54%) Confluence
6 15 (2.12%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.97%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.28%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.28%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 482 (67.98%) AWS
2 212 (29.90%) Azure
3 141 (19.89%) GCP
4 96 (13.54%) Amazon EC2
5 76 (10.72%) Serverless
6 74 (10.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 68 (9.59%) Amazon S3
8 61 (8.60%) AWS Lambda
9 56 (7.90%) IaaS
10 54 (7.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 50 (7.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 48 (6.77%) SaaS
13 43 (6.06%) GitHub
14 42 (5.92%) Amazon ECS
15 38 (5.36%) Amazon SQS
16 37 (5.22%) PaaS
17 31 (4.37%) Route 53
18 20 (2.82%) Sumo Logic
19 14 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
19 14 (1.97%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.21%) Firewall
2 37 (5.22%) DNS
3 34 (4.80%) VPN
4 30 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.68%) DHCP
6 14 (1.97%) SSL
7 10 (1.41%) HTTP
8 7 (0.99%) DMZ
9 6 (0.85%) SAN
10 5 (0.71%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.71%) Network Security
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (0.56%) VLAN
12 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.42%) SMTP
12 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.28%) Internet
13 2 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.16%) Amazon RDS
2 58 (8.18%) MySQL
3 45 (6.35%) Big Data
4 30 (4.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 23 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.26%) MariaDB
10 15 (2.12%) SQL Server
11 14 (1.97%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.69%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.27%) Redis
14 8 (1.13%) Data Lake
14 8 (1.13%) DataStage
15 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.85%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 251 (35.40%) Jenkins
2 149 (21.02%) Git (software)
3 62 (8.74%) JIRA
4 57 (8.04%) TeamCity
5 54 (7.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (2.96%) GitLab
9 19 (2.68%) Travis CI
10 18 (2.54%) Vagrant
11 17 (2.40%) Selenium
12 16 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (2.12%) Bitbucket
13 15 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (1.69%) Subversion
14 12 (1.69%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.55%) IBM UrbanCode
16 10 (1.41%) Maven
17 8 (1.13%) Bitbucket Server
17 8 (1.13%) HP UFT
General
1 172 (24.26%) Finance
2 50 (7.05%) Banking
3 32 (4.51%) Retail
4 16 (2.26%) Financial Institution
4 16 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.97%) Marketing
6 13 (1.83%) Games
7 10 (1.41%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.27%) Automotive
8 9 (1.27%) Law
9 8 (1.13%) Advertising
10 7 (0.99%) Legal
11 4 (0.56%) Back Office
11 4 (0.56%) Front Office
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.68%) Elastic Stack
2 71 (10.01%) .NET
3 52 (7.33%) Kafka
4 41 (5.78%) Web Services
5 35 (4.94%) Node.js
6 33 (4.65%) .NET Core
7 27 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (2.82%) Middleware
9 16 (2.26%) JSON
10 14 (1.97%) Sensu
11 12 (1.69%) LDAP
12 11 (1.55%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (1.55%) React
12 11 (1.55%) Velocity
13 10 (1.41%) Redux
14 7 (0.99%) REST
15 6 (0.85%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.85%) Celery
16 5 (0.71%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.01%) Public Cloud
2 32 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.81%) Cloud Native
3 27 (3.81%) Replication
4 25 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.41%) Clustering
10 8 (1.13%) PKI
11 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.85%) Online Gambling
12 6 (0.85%) User Experience
13 5 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.71%) Smart Home
13 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 396 (55.85%) Linux
2 192 (27.08%) Windows
3 44 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.94%) Unix
5 22 (3.10%) CentOS
6 19 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.54%) VMS
8 10 (1.41%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.13%) Debian
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.28%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Android
12 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (100.00%) DevOps
2 312 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (30.32%) Configuration Management
4 174 (24.54%) Infrastructure as Code
5 134 (18.90%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (15.94%) Microservices
7 108 (15.23%) Software Engineering
8 81 (11.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 80 (11.28%) Fintech
10 78 (11.00%) Test Automation
11 77 (10.86%) Mentoring
12 69 (9.73%) Open Source
13 64 (9.03%) Software Delivery
14 63 (8.89%) Computer Science
15 60 (8.46%) Scrum
16 58 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
18 53 (7.48%) SDLC
19 52 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
20 49 (6.91%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 403 (56.84%) Python
2 183 (25.81%) Bash Shell
3 163 (22.99%) Java
4 126 (17.77%) PowerShell
5 100 (14.10%) Ruby
6 75 (10.58%) Go
7 65 (9.17%) C#
7 65 (9.17%) SQL
8 52 (7.33%) Shell Script
9 43 (6.06%) JavaScript
10 35 (4.94%) Perl
11 12 (1.69%) Scala
12 11 (1.55%) C++
12 11 (1.55%) Groovy
13 10 (1.41%) PHP
14 8 (1.13%) R
15 6 (0.85%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.56%) C
16 4 (0.56%) Clojure
17 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (10.58%) Degree
2 31 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.23%) AWS Certification
4 13 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (0.85%) RHCE
6 5 (0.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.42%) MCTS
7 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.42%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.42%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.42%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) LPIC
8 2 (0.28%) RHCT
9 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.53%) QA
2 8 (1.13%) GDPR
3 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 393 (55.43%) Docker
2 38 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.99%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.71%) oVirt
7 5 (0.71%) RHEV
8 4 (0.56%) HDFS
8 4 (0.56%) OpenSSH
9 3 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.28%) LXC
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.28%) Varnish
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.28%) vSphere
11 1 (0.14%) KVM
11 1 (0.14%) XenApp
11 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 373 (52.61%) Ansible
2 363 (51.20%) Terraform
3 353 (49.79%) Kubernetes
4 291 (41.04%) Puppet
5 215 (30.32%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (9.59%) Packer
7 63 (8.89%) Prometheus
8 58 (8.18%) Nagios
9 57 (8.04%) Grafana
10 36 (5.08%) Kibana
11 35 (4.94%) Salt
12 23 (3.24%) ZABBIX
13 20 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
14 19 (2.68%) logstash
15 18 (2.54%) Rancher
16 17 (2.40%) Graphite
17 14 (1.97%) Consul
18 10 (1.41%) HAProxy
19 9 (1.27%) Mesos
20 7 (0.99%) Marathon
Vendors
1 67 (9.45%) Google
2 52 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 47 (6.63%) AppDynamics
4 38 (5.36%) New Relic
5 37 (5.22%) Splunk
6 25 (3.53%) VMware
7 19 (2.68%) Citrix
7 19 (2.68%) WorldPay
8 18 (2.54%) Oracle
8 18 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.55%) Dynatrace
11 10 (1.41%) Teradata
12 9 (1.27%) CyberArk
12 9 (1.27%) PagerDuty
13 8 (1.13%) Ab Initio
13 8 (1.13%) Informatica
13 8 (1.13%) Trend Micro
14 7 (0.99%) F5
14 7 (0.99%) Rackspace