Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 May 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 580 583
Rank change year-on-year +239 +3 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 796 374 633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 647 312 546
10th Percentile £51,500 £55,463 £54,625
25th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +11.11%
75th Percentile £90,125 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £96,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 83,668 91,748 139,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,821 74,597 112,237
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 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 +234 716 £80,000 - 119
London +158 405 £85,000 +3.03% 57
UK excluding London +191 336 £65,000 - 75
Work from Home -8 203 £75,000 -4.76% 24
North of England +63 116 £58,500 -6.40% 28
South East +84 77 £70,000 -6.67% 15
Yorkshire +32 62 £65,000 +18.18% 7
South West -13 49 £57,250 -4.58% 8
North West +31 42 £54,000 -16.92% 16
Midlands +28 40 £70,000 +19.66% 9
Scotland 0 33 £67,500 - 6
East Midlands +17 21 £58,750 +3.07% 2
West Midlands +17 19 £70,000 +16.67% 7
East of England +35 18 £72,500 +16.00% 2
North East +7 12 £54,500 +15.96% 5
Wales +21 2 £61,250 +2.08% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 796 (100.00%) DevOps
2 520 (65.33%) AWS
3 517 (64.95%) Terraform
4 480 (60.30%) Kubernetes
5 398 (50.00%) Docker
6 346 (43.47%) Linux
7 339 (42.59%) Ansible
8 326 (40.95%) Jenkins
9 313 (39.32%) Azure
10 304 (38.19%) Python
11 286 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
12 265 (33.29%) Infrastructure as Code
13 162 (20.35%) Configuration Management
14 144 (18.09%) Git (software)
15 142 (17.84%) Finance
16 141 (17.71%) GCP
17 138 (17.34%) GitLab
17 138 (17.34%) Serverless
18 131 (16.46%) Java
19 126 (15.83%) Bash Shell
20 125 (15.70%) PowerShell
21 115 (14.45%) Mentoring
22 114 (14.32%) Puppet
22 114 (14.32%) Windows
23 113 (14.20%) Social Skills
24 108 (13.57%) Fintech
25 103 (12.94%) Microservices
26 102 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
27 100 (12.56%) AWS CloudFormation
28 99 (12.44%) 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 35 (4.40%) Apache
2 29 (3.64%) Confluence
3 24 (3.02%) IIS
4 17 (2.14%) nginx
5 16 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.88%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.01%) WordPress
8 7 (0.88%) Drupal
9 6 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.50%) CMS
11 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.13%) DNN
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Magento
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 520 (65.33%) AWS
2 313 (39.32%) Azure
3 141 (17.71%) GCP
4 138 (17.34%) Serverless
5 100 (12.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 80 (10.05%) PaaS
7 79 (9.92%) AWS Lambda
8 67 (8.42%) GitHub
9 66 (8.29%) IaaS
10 58 (7.29%) Amazon ECS
11 56 (7.04%) SaaS
12 50 (6.28%) Amazon EC2
13 46 (5.78%) Amazon EKS
14 43 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
15 41 (5.15%) Amazon S3
16 36 (4.52%) OpenShift
17 26 (3.27%) Azure Logic Apps
18 25 (3.14%) Datadog
19 21 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
20 20 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.52%) DNS
1 28 (3.52%) Firewall
2 24 (3.02%) Internet
3 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.38%) HTTP
5 10 (1.26%) VPN
6 8 (1.01%) AMQP
7 6 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (0.63%) DHCP
8 5 (0.63%) DMZ
8 5 (0.63%) SSL
9 3 (0.38%) SMS
10 2 (0.25%) FTP
10 2 (0.25%) IPv6
11 1 (0.13%) ADSL2
11 1 (0.13%) IPsec
11 1 (0.13%) Network Security
11 1 (0.13%) SMTP
11 1 (0.13%) SSH
11 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.41%) MySQL
2 35 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
3 32 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (3.52%) Big Data
5 27 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
5 27 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 23 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 21 (2.64%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.76%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.63%) Redis
10 12 (1.51%) Blockchain
11 10 (1.26%) GIS
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.75%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.75%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 326 (40.95%) Jenkins
2 144 (18.09%) Git (software)
3 138 (17.34%) GitLab
4 63 (7.91%) JIRA
5 60 (7.54%) Bitbucket
6 58 (7.29%) TeamCity
7 35 (4.40%) CircleCI
8 25 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (2.76%) GoCD
10 21 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (2.14%) SonarQube
12 15 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.76%) Artifactory
14 11 (1.38%) Maven
14 11 (1.38%) Travis CI
15 8 (1.01%) Selenium
16 7 (0.88%) Gradle
17 6 (0.75%) Spinnaker
18 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
18 4 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 142 (17.84%) Finance
2 113 (14.20%) Social Skills
3 38 (4.77%) Public Sector
4 35 (4.40%) Banking
5 34 (4.27%) Games
6 29 (3.64%) Marketing
7 24 (3.02%) Electronics
7 24 (3.02%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.89%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (1.63%) Wearables
11 11 (1.38%) Retail
12 10 (1.26%) Publishing
13 9 (1.13%) Billing
14 8 (1.01%) Law
14 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
16 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.54%) Kafka
1 68 (8.54%) Node.js
2 40 (5.03%) .NET
3 27 (3.39%) Apache Flex
4 24 (3.02%) REST
5 23 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
6 20 (2.51%) Web Services
7 18 (2.26%) React
8 17 (2.14%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.88%) Django
10 13 (1.63%) .NET Core
11 12 (1.51%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.26%) Zuul
13 8 (1.01%) HTML
13 8 (1.01%) Spring
13 8 (1.01%) Spring Boot
14 7 (0.88%) CSS
14 7 (0.88%) Middleware
15 6 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
15 6 (0.75%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.80%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (7.91%) Cloud Native
3 41 (5.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 30 (3.77%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.88%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.63%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.88%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.75%) BYOD
12 6 (0.75%) Life Science
13 5 (0.63%) Replication
14 3 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Cloud
15 2 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 346 (43.47%) Linux
2 114 (14.32%) Windows
3 52 (6.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (6.03%) Unix
5 45 (5.65%) Windows Server
6 40 (5.03%) Ubuntu
7 39 (4.90%) CentOS
8 25 (3.14%) Alpine Linux
9 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.88%) AIX
11 4 (0.50%) Debian
11 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
12 2 (0.25%) zOS
13 1 (0.13%) Android
13 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (100.00%) DevOps
2 286 (35.93%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (33.29%) Infrastructure as Code
4 162 (20.35%) Configuration Management
5 115 (14.45%) Mentoring
6 108 (13.57%) Fintech
7 103 (12.94%) Microservices
8 102 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (12.44%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 96 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 80 (10.05%) Coaching
12 78 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (9.80%) Test Automation
13 73 (9.17%) Deployment Automation
14 71 (8.92%) Technical Leadership
15 67 (8.42%) Software Engineering
16 62 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
17 60 (7.54%) Continuous Deployment
18 54 (6.78%) Analytics
19 49 (6.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 304 (38.19%) Python
2 131 (16.46%) Java
3 126 (15.83%) Bash Shell
4 125 (15.70%) PowerShell
5 76 (9.55%) Go
6 73 (9.17%) C#
6 73 (9.17%) SQL
7 66 (8.29%) JavaScript
8 35 (4.40%) Ruby
9 25 (3.14%) PHP
10 16 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.63%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.13%) C++
12 9 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.01%) Clojure
14 6 (0.75%) Perl
15 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.38%) Groovy
17 2 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.15%) Degree
4 23 (2.89%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.25%) MCSE
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.26%) QA
2 12 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.26%) HIPAA
3 10 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.63%) WCAG
6 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 398 (50.00%) Docker
2 45 (5.65%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.26%) Xen
6 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.38%) HDFS
7 3 (0.38%) NFS
7 3 (0.38%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.25%) Varnish
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 517 (64.95%) Terraform
2 480 (60.30%) Kubernetes
3 339 (42.59%) Ansible
4 114 (14.32%) Puppet
5 86 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (5.53%) Prometheus
7 43 (5.40%) Istio
8 33 (4.15%) Grafana
9 15 (1.88%) Nagios
10 14 (1.76%) Packer
11 10 (1.26%) Rancher
11 10 (1.26%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.01%) Salt
13 4 (0.50%) Argo
13 4 (0.50%) Knative
13 4 (0.50%) linkerd
13 4 (0.50%) Mesos
14 3 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.38%) Marathon
14 3 (0.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 64 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.66%) Oracle
3 46 (5.78%) Google
4 40 (5.03%) Red Hat
5 36 (4.52%) VMware
6 24 (3.02%) SAP
7 23 (2.89%) Splunk
8 16 (2.01%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.76%) Cisco
10 9 (1.13%) New Relic
11 8 (1.01%) AppDynamics
12 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.63%) Apple
13 5 (0.63%) Citrix
14 4 (0.50%) RedGate
15 3 (0.38%) Dynatrace
16 2 (0.25%) HP
16 2 (0.25%) SaltStack
16 2 (0.25%) SendGrid
16 2 (0.25%) Stackify