Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 613 633
Rank change year-on-year +280 +20 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 687 463 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 702 406 531
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £51,500 £55,375 £55,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £98,750 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £66,250 £67,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -1.85% +12.50%

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 70,726 115,762 144,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,470 93,770 116,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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 +263 627 £75,000 -0.66% 141
London +175 367 £82,500 +3.13% 69
UK excluding London +241 288 £62,500 -5.66% 80
Work from Home +1 164 £73,500 -2.00% 27
North of England +100 86 £58,500 -6.40% 25
South East +134 63 £70,000 -12.50% 17
Midlands +101 42 £70,000 +16.67% 12
South West +55 42 £56,000 -6.67% 13
North West +65 41 £55,000 -15.38% 13
Yorkshire +64 35 £62,500 +6.38% 10
Scotland +38 33 £66,500 -1.48% 5
East Midlands +58 23 £68,750 -11.29% 6
East of England +89 22 £61,250 -2.00% 4
West Midlands +63 19 £70,000 +19.15% 6
North East +21 10 £59,500 -16.85% 2

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 687 (100.00%) DevOps
2 443 (64.48%) Terraform
3 407 (59.24%) Kubernetes
4 404 (58.81%) AWS
5 330 (48.03%) Docker
6 323 (47.02%) Linux
7 301 (43.81%) Ansible
8 263 (38.28%) Jenkins
9 253 (36.83%) Python
9 253 (36.83%) Agile Software Development
10 237 (34.50%) Azure
11 203 (29.55%) Infrastructure as Code
12 134 (19.51%) Configuration Management
13 120 (17.47%) Git (software)
14 119 (17.32%) PowerShell
15 110 (16.01%) Serverless
16 109 (15.87%) Finance
17 106 (15.43%) Windows
18 105 (15.28%) Bash Shell
19 102 (14.85%) Puppet
19 102 (14.85%) GitLab
20 101 (14.70%) Java
21 97 (14.12%) Fintech
22 91 (13.25%) Mentoring
23 87 (12.66%) GCP
24 86 (12.52%) Microservices
25 82 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
26 81 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
27 73 (10.63%) Security Cleared
28 72 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement

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 34 (4.95%) Apache
2 22 (3.20%) IIS
3 20 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (2.62%) Confluence
5 13 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.73%) Drupal
6 5 (0.73%) nginx
6 5 (0.73%) WordPress
7 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) DNN
9 1 (0.15%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.73%) Magento
3 4 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 404 (58.81%) AWS
2 237 (34.50%) Azure
3 110 (16.01%) Serverless
4 87 (12.66%) GCP
5 71 (10.33%) Amazon EKS
6 63 (9.17%) PaaS
7 61 (8.88%) GitHub
8 59 (8.59%) AWS Lambda
9 50 (7.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 47 (6.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 43 (6.26%) Amazon ECS
12 39 (5.68%) IaaS
13 34 (4.95%) Datadog
14 33 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
15 32 (4.66%) SaaS
16 28 (4.08%) Amazon S3
16 28 (4.08%) Logic Apps
17 25 (3.64%) OpenShift
18 22 (3.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 14 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.06%) Firewall
2 16 (2.33%) DNS
3 9 (1.31%) VPN
4 8 (1.16%) Internet
5 7 (1.02%) DMZ
6 6 (0.87%) Network Security
7 3 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.29%) DHCP
8 2 (0.29%) HTTP
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
9 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.97%) MySQL
2 39 (5.68%) Big Data
3 38 (5.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 31 (4.51%) SQL Server
5 20 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 16 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.75%) Blockchain
9 10 (1.46%) GIS
9 10 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.02%) Redis
10 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.73%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.44%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 263 (38.28%) Jenkins
2 120 (17.47%) Git (software)
3 102 (14.85%) GitLab
4 59 (8.59%) TeamCity
5 47 (6.84%) JIRA
6 44 (6.40%) Bitbucket
7 33 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 31 (4.51%) SonarQube
9 18 (2.62%) GoCD
10 17 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 15 (2.18%) Maven
12 13 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (1.60%) CircleCI
15 9 (1.31%) Gradle
16 8 (1.16%) Travis CI
17 6 (0.87%) Selenium
17 6 (0.87%) Subversion
18 4 (0.58%) Snyk
19 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 109 (15.87%) Finance
2 39 (5.68%) Games
3 30 (4.37%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.93%) Banking
5 13 (1.89%) Law
5 13 (1.89%) Marketing
6 11 (1.60%) Electronics
7 10 (1.46%) Billing
7 10 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.31%) Publishing
9 5 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.58%) Retail
11 3 (0.44%) Automotive
11 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.33%) Kafka
2 41 (5.97%) Node.js
3 37 (5.39%) .NET
4 29 (4.22%) Apache Flex
5 20 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
5 20 (2.91%) Web Services
6 19 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.16%) REST
7 8 (1.16%) Zuul
8 7 (1.02%) .NET Core
8 7 (1.02%) YAML
9 6 (0.87%) Django
10 5 (0.73%) React
10 5 (0.73%) Velocity
11 4 (0.58%) Spring
11 4 (0.58%) Spring Boot
12 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.44%) Middleware
12 3 (0.44%) Sensu
12 3 (0.44%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.88%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (6.11%) Cloud Native
3 36 (5.24%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.73%) Replication
12 4 (0.58%) FMCG
12 4 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.44%) BYOD
13 3 (0.44%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.44%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.44%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 323 (47.02%) Linux
2 106 (15.43%) Windows
3 56 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 42 (6.11%) CentOS
6 35 (5.09%) Ubuntu
7 32 (4.66%) Unix
8 14 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.02%) AIX
11 2 (0.29%) Debian
11 2 (0.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (100.00%) DevOps
2 253 (36.83%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (29.55%) Infrastructure as Code
4 134 (19.51%) Configuration Management
5 97 (14.12%) Fintech
6 91 (13.25%) Mentoring
7 86 (12.52%) Microservices
8 81 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 68 (9.90%) Coaching
11 67 (9.75%) Deployment Automation
12 65 (9.46%) Software Engineering
13 64 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (9.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 59 (8.59%) Continuous Delivery
15 51 (7.42%) Continuous Deployment
16 49 (7.13%) Test Automation
17 47 (6.84%) Scrum
17 47 (6.84%) TDD
18 46 (6.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 253 (36.83%) Python
2 119 (17.32%) PowerShell
3 105 (15.28%) Bash Shell
4 101 (14.70%) Java
5 60 (8.73%) SQL
6 57 (8.30%) Go
7 56 (8.15%) C#
8 39 (5.68%) JavaScript
9 35 (5.09%) Ruby
10 16 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.31%) PHP
12 8 (1.16%) Clojure
13 6 (0.87%) Perl
14 5 (0.73%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.58%) C
16 3 (0.44%) C++
17 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.15%) Scala
18 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 57 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.47%) Degree
4 15 (2.18%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.87%) RHCE
6 4 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.46%) HIPAA
1 10 (1.46%) QA
1 10 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 330 (48.03%) Docker
2 52 (7.57%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.87%) Xen
7 5 (0.73%) vSphere
8 3 (0.44%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.29%) NFS
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) Varnish
10 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 443 (64.48%) Terraform
2 407 (59.24%) Kubernetes
3 301 (43.81%) Ansible
4 102 (14.85%) Puppet
5 82 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (6.84%) Prometheus
7 41 (5.97%) Grafana
8 30 (4.37%) Istio
9 14 (2.04%) Nagios
10 11 (1.60%) Rancher
11 10 (1.46%) Rundeck
11 10 (1.46%) Salt
12 7 (1.02%) Marathon
12 7 (1.02%) Mesos
12 7 (1.02%) Packer
13 4 (0.58%) Graphite
13 4 (0.58%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.44%) Knative
14 3 (0.44%) linkerd
Vendors
1 71 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.68%) VMware
3 37 (5.39%) Oracle
4 33 (4.80%) Red Hat
5 26 (3.78%) Splunk
6 19 (2.77%) Atlassian
6 19 (2.77%) Google
7 14 (2.04%) SAP
8 13 (1.89%) Dynatrace
9 10 (1.46%) New Relic
9 10 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.31%) Cisco
11 6 (0.87%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.73%) Citrix
13 4 (0.58%) Adobe
13 4 (0.58%) hybris
14 3 (0.44%) LogRhythm
14 3 (0.44%) RedGate
14 3 (0.44%) Sybase
15 2 (0.29%) HP