Period
to 26 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 535 660
Rank change year-on-year +199 +125 +105
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 457 649 569
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.50% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 487 592 547
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £68,281 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.30% +13.80% +9.09%

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 52,250 129,810 154,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 43,533 103,899 124,411
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +202 434 £72,500 -3.33% 101
London +166 285 £80,000 - 49
UK excluding London +220 167 £61,250 -10.30% 63
Work from Home 0 86 £70,000 - 21
North of England +128 48 £60,000 -7.69% 21
South East +154 41 £70,000 -9.68% 9
South West +102 32 £60,000 -9.43% 3
North West +99 22 £58,500 -10.00% 13
Midlands +129 20 £70,000 +21.74% 12
Yorkshire +100 20 £62,500 +4.17% 8
Scotland +59 16 £60,000 -6.72% 11
West Midlands +99 11 £67,500 +17.39% 5
East Midlands +87 9 £70,000 +9.80% 7
East of England +131 8 £60,000 - 6
North East +22 6 £50,000 -15.46%
Wales +48 1 £44,379 +10.95%
Northern Ireland +19 1 £50,000 -28.57% 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 457 (100.00%) DevOps
2 308 (67.40%) Terraform
3 286 (62.58%) Kubernetes
4 267 (58.42%) AWS
5 253 (55.36%) Docker
6 188 (41.14%) Linux
7 174 (38.07%) Ansible
8 171 (37.42%) Python
9 160 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
10 156 (34.14%) Azure
11 155 (33.92%) Jenkins
12 112 (24.51%) Infrastructure as Code
13 91 (19.91%) PowerShell
14 80 (17.51%) Java
15 77 (16.85%) Puppet
16 76 (16.63%) Git (software)
17 73 (15.97%) Configuration Management
18 69 (15.10%) Fintech
18 69 (15.10%) Microservices
19 68 (14.88%) Finance
19 68 (14.88%) Bash Shell
20 62 (13.57%) GCP
21 60 (13.13%) GitLab
21 60 (13.13%) Serverless
22 59 (12.91%) Mentoring
23 58 (12.69%) Windows
24 56 (12.25%) Microsoft
24 56 (12.25%) Opscode Chef
25 53 (11.60%) Amazon EKS
25 53 (11.60%) Software 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 36 (7.88%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.63%) Confluence
3 9 (1.97%) Apache
4 5 (1.09%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.09%) ColdFusion
5 3 (0.66%) IIS
5 3 (0.66%) nginx
6 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.44%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Drupal
7 1 (0.22%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 267 (58.42%) AWS
2 156 (34.14%) Azure
3 62 (13.57%) GCP
4 60 (13.13%) Serverless
5 53 (11.60%) Amazon EKS
6 46 (10.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 44 (9.63%) PaaS
8 43 (9.41%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (7.66%) Datadog
10 33 (7.22%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (7.22%) GitHub
11 27 (5.91%) SaaS
12 25 (5.47%) Amazon ECS
13 22 (4.81%) Amazon S3
14 20 (4.38%) IaaS
15 17 (3.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (3.50%) OpenShift
17 14 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (2.84%) AWS Fargate
18 13 (2.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.28%) DNS
2 14 (3.06%) Firewall
3 12 (2.63%) Network Security
4 10 (2.19%) VPN
5 5 (1.09%) DMZ
6 2 (0.44%) HTTP
6 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.44%) SSL
7 1 (0.22%) Broadband
7 1 (0.22%) Internet
7 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.22%) MPLS
7 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.00%) NoSQL
2 30 (6.56%) Big Data
3 24 (5.25%) SQL Server
4 19 (4.16%) MySQL
5 18 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (3.50%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (2.63%) Redis
10 10 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.53%) Blockchain
12 6 (1.31%) Amazon Athena
13 5 (1.09%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.66%) Amazon Aurora
16 2 (0.44%) Aerospike
17 1 (0.22%) BigQuery
17 1 (0.22%) Power BI
17 1 (0.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 155 (33.92%) Jenkins
2 76 (16.63%) Git (software)
3 60 (13.13%) GitLab
4 52 (11.38%) TeamCity
5 34 (7.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (6.13%) SonarQube
7 19 (4.16%) Bitbucket
7 19 (4.16%) JIRA
8 11 (2.41%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.53%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.53%) Maven
9 7 (1.53%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.31%) Selenium
11 5 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.09%) Gradle
12 4 (0.88%) GoCD
12 4 (0.88%) Snyk
12 4 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.88%) Subversion
13 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (14.88%) Finance
2 33 (7.22%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.84%) Law
4 12 (2.63%) Publishing
5 10 (2.19%) Games
6 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.31%) Banking
7 6 (1.31%) Electronics
7 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.31%) Marketing
7 6 (1.31%) Retail
8 5 (1.09%) Billing
9 4 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.22%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.75%) Kafka
2 39 (8.53%) .NET
3 27 (5.91%) Node.js
4 19 (4.16%) Web Services
5 18 (3.94%) YAML
6 10 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.97%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.97%) React
8 5 (1.09%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.09%) REST
8 5 (1.09%) Spring
8 5 (1.09%) Spring Boot
9 4 (0.88%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.66%) Ajax
10 3 (0.66%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.66%) CSS
10 3 (0.66%) HTML
10 3 (0.66%) jQuery
10 3 (0.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.75%) Cloud Native
2 28 (6.13%) Public Cloud
3 17 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.09%) Cybercrime
7 5 (1.09%) FMCG
8 4 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.44%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.22%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 188 (41.14%) Linux
2 58 (12.69%) Windows
3 33 (7.22%) CentOS
4 25 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (5.03%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.38%) Unix
7 7 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.66%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.44%) Android
11 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.44%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.44%) Debian
11 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (100.00%) DevOps
2 160 (35.01%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (24.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 73 (15.97%) Configuration Management
5 69 (15.10%) Fintech
5 69 (15.10%) Microservices
6 59 (12.91%) Mentoring
7 53 (11.60%) Software Engineering
8 39 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (7.66%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 35 (7.66%) TDD
10 34 (7.44%) Test Automation
11 33 (7.22%) Continuous Deployment
12 32 (7.00%) Deployment Automation
13 30 (6.56%) Migration
13 30 (6.56%) Scrum
14 27 (5.91%) Coaching
15 26 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 26 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.47%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 171 (37.42%) Python
2 91 (19.91%) PowerShell
3 80 (17.51%) Java
4 68 (14.88%) Bash Shell
5 50 (10.94%) Go
6 35 (7.66%) C#
7 29 (6.35%) Ruby
7 29 (6.35%) SQL
8 26 (5.69%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.19%) PHP
10 8 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.31%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.09%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.88%) C
14 4 (0.88%) Clojure
15 3 (0.66%) Groovy
15 3 (0.66%) Perl
15 3 (0.66%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.47%) Degree
4 9 (1.97%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.75%) CCNA
5 8 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.31%) RHCE
7 5 (1.09%) CISSP
7 5 (1.09%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.09%) SANS
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.09%) PMO
2 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 253 (55.36%) Docker
2 30 (6.56%) vSphere
3 21 (4.60%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.09%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.66%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) HDFS
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) Samba
8 1 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 308 (67.40%) Terraform
2 286 (62.58%) Kubernetes
3 174 (38.07%) Ansible
4 77 (16.85%) Puppet
5 56 (12.25%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (7.22%) Prometheus
7 28 (6.13%) Grafana
8 12 (2.63%) Istio
8 12 (2.63%) Nagios
9 8 (1.75%) Packer
10 7 (1.53%) Marathon
10 7 (1.53%) Mesos
11 6 (1.31%) Salt
11 6 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.88%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.66%) Kibana
13 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.44%) SCCM
14 2 (0.44%) yum
Vendors
1 56 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.38%) Splunk
3 19 (4.16%) VMware
4 18 (3.94%) Google
5 17 (3.72%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.63%) Dynatrace
7 11 (2.41%) New Relic
7 11 (2.41%) SAP
8 10 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.97%) Oracle
10 6 (1.31%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.09%) Adobe
11 5 (1.09%) hybris
12 3 (0.66%) Cisco
13 2 (0.44%) LogRhythm
13 2 (0.44%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.44%) Sparx
13 2 (0.44%) Sybase
14 1 (0.22%) Centrify