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to

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 444 351 586
Rank change year-on-year -93 +235 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 1,277 803 356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.87% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.94% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 505 650 301
10th Percentile £62,500 £51,500 £56,250
25th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £63,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -

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 151,186 85,192 88,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.55% 92.54% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82,478 65,111 71,932
10th Percentile £32,386 £31,365 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,185 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -84 1,076 £81,250 +1.56% 98
London -80 758 £87,500 +2.94% 51
Work from Home -117 614 £80,000 +3.23% 36
UK excluding London -166 311 £75,000 +15.38% 53
South East -58 111 £80,000 +14.29% 11
North of England -127 71 £77,500 +29.17% 13
South West -38 43 £75,000 +31.00% 9
Midlands -69 39 £67,500 -3.57% 9
North West -75 33 £65,000 +18.18% 7
Yorkshire -89 33 £80,000 +23.08% 4
East of England -68 26 £80,000 +10.34% 3
West Midlands -54 20 £77,500 +10.71% 5
East Midlands -38 17 £57,500 - 4
Scotland -74 13 £82,500 +25.95% 6
Wales -32 6 £55,621 -9.19% 1
North East -19 5 £55,000 +0.92% 2
Isle of Man +19 1 £90,000 +30.43%
Northern Ireland -22 1 £70,000 -9.68% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, Senior DevOps Engineer job roles required the following 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 1,277 (100.00%) DevOps
2 995 (77.92%) AWS
3 912 (71.42%) CI/CD
4 908 (71.10%) Terraform
5 887 (69.46%) Kubernetes
6 727 (56.93%) Docker
7 707 (55.36%) Azure
8 627 (49.10%) Python
9 615 (48.16%) Ansible
10 587 (45.97%) GCP
11 579 (45.34%) Linux
12 569 (44.56%) Jenkins
13 554 (43.38%) Infrastructure as Code
14 539 (42.21%) Agile
15 393 (30.78%) Finance
16 329 (25.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 288 (22.55%) Puppet
17 288 (22.55%) Configuration Management
18 284 (22.24%) Serverless
19 283 (22.16%) Test Automation
20 276 (21.61%) Git (software)
21 269 (21.06%) Microservices
22 258 (20.20%) Bash
23 228 (17.85%) Go
24 223 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
25 212 (16.60%) Software Engineering
25 212 (16.60%) Cloud Native
26 209 (16.37%) Coaching
27 207 (16.21%) Windows
27 207 (16.21%) Java

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
1 108 (8.46%) IIS
2 103 (8.07%) Tomcat
3 95 (7.44%) JBoss
4 76 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (2.19%) nginx
6 17 (1.33%) Apache
6 17 (1.33%) OpenStack
7 16 (1.25%) Confluence
8 15 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
9 14 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.86%) CMS
10 11 (0.86%) Headless CMS
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.078%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.078%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.078%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.078%) Luigi
Applications
1 8 (0.63%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 12 (0.94%) Summit
2 11 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 995 (77.92%) AWS
2 707 (55.36%) Azure
3 587 (45.97%) GCP
4 329 (25.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 284 (22.24%) Serverless
6 142 (11.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 138 (10.81%) AWS Lambda
8 136 (10.65%) PaaS
8 136 (10.65%) SaaS
9 115 (9.01%) OpenShift
10 112 (8.77%) AWS CodePipeline
11 98 (7.67%) Amazon ECS
11 98 (7.67%) GitHub
12 97 (7.60%) Cloud Functions
13 95 (7.44%) Azure Stack
14 94 (7.36%) Amazon EC2
15 83 (6.50%) Amazon EKS
16 75 (5.87%) Amazon S3
17 61 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
17 61 (4.78%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 165 (12.92%) Firewall
2 105 (8.22%) Internet
3 44 (3.45%) DNS
4 31 (2.43%) VPN
5 22 (1.72%) HTTP
6 16 (1.25%) IPv4
6 16 (1.25%) IPv6
6 16 (1.25%) VoIP
7 13 (1.02%) DSL
8 11 (0.86%) SMS
8 11 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (0.70%) FTP
9 9 (0.70%) PPP
10 8 (0.63%) Broadband
11 6 (0.47%) WebEx
12 5 (0.39%) Network Security
12 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.39%) WAN
13 4 (0.31%) DVB
13 4 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.46%) NoSQL
2 82 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (5.87%) MySQL
4 74 (5.79%) Amazon RDS
5 60 (4.70%) Relational Database
6 53 (4.15%) MongoDB
7 41 (3.21%) SQL Server
8 38 (2.98%) Big Data
9 35 (2.74%) Redis
10 34 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 31 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.27%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.96%) Amazon Aurora
14 18 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.17%) ArangoDB
16 14 (1.10%) Amazon Athena
17 13 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
18 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database
19 11 (0.86%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 569 (44.56%) Jenkins
2 276 (21.61%) Git (software)
3 115 (9.01%) TeamCity
4 110 (8.61%) Subversion
5 98 (7.67%) CircleCI
5 98 (7.67%) GitLab
6 73 (5.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 66 (5.17%) JIRA
8 61 (4.78%) Gradle
9 56 (4.39%) Bitbucket
10 44 (3.45%) Maven
11 37 (2.90%) Travis CI
12 35 (2.74%) GoCD
12 35 (2.74%) Selenium
13 33 (2.58%) Cucumber
14 31 (2.43%) SonarQube
15 28 (2.19%) Artifactory
16 26 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 18 (1.41%) Spinnaker
18 16 (1.25%) Terragrunt
General
1 393 (30.78%) Finance
2 175 (13.70%) Social Skills
3 132 (10.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 113 (8.85%) Banking
5 111 (8.69%) Manufacturing
6 103 (8.07%) Public Sector
7 94 (7.36%) Games
8 70 (5.48%) Retail
9 36 (2.82%) Legal
10 30 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (2.04%) Marketing
12 25 (1.96%) Automotive
13 21 (1.64%) Electronics
14 18 (1.41%) Financial Institution
14 18 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
15 16 (1.25%) Tech for Good
16 14 (1.10%) Telecoms
17 13 (1.02%) Advertising
18 12 (0.94%) Public Speaking
19 11 (0.86%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (13.39%) Elastic Stack
2 117 (9.16%) Node.js
3 101 (7.91%) Kafka
4 62 (4.86%) React
5 54 (4.23%) REST
6 51 (3.99%) .NET
7 37 (2.90%) Unreal Engine
8 36 (2.82%) Web Services
9 35 (2.74%) Velocity
10 33 (2.58%) GraphQL
11 30 (2.35%) RESTful
12 28 (2.19%) Spring
13 19 (1.49%) Spring Boot
13 19 (1.49%) YAML
14 17 (1.33%) LEMP Stack
15 15 (1.17%) Django
15 15 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (0.94%) SOAP
17 12 (0.94%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 212 (16.60%) Cloud Native
2 117 (9.16%) Linux Command Line
3 97 (7.60%) Private Cloud
4 95 (7.44%) Life Science
5 92 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
6 89 (6.97%) Public Cloud
7 57 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
8 47 (3.68%) Social Network
9 42 (3.29%) Mobile App
10 37 (2.90%) Virtual Team
11 34 (2.66%) User Experience
12 32 (2.51%) Legacy Systems
13 27 (2.11%) Blog
14 25 (1.96%) iPhone
15 23 (1.80%) FMCG
16 22 (1.72%) Blockchain
16 22 (1.72%) Management Information System
17 20 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
18 18 (1.41%) IoT
19 16 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 579 (45.34%) Linux
2 207 (16.21%) Windows
3 120 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 100 (7.83%) Unix
5 24 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.57%) CentOS
7 12 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.63%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.63%) Mesosphere
9 7 (0.55%) Android
10 6 (0.47%) VMS
11 4 (0.31%) Solaris
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.078%) AIX
13 1 (0.078%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,277 (100.00%) DevOps
2 912 (71.42%) CI/CD
3 554 (43.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 539 (42.21%) Agile
5 288 (22.55%) Configuration Management
6 283 (22.16%) Test Automation
7 269 (21.06%) Microservices
8 212 (16.60%) Software Engineering
9 209 (16.37%) Coaching
10 195 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
11 168 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
12 163 (12.76%) Mentoring
13 160 (12.53%) SDLC
14 156 (12.22%) High Availability
15 135 (10.57%) Open Source
16 133 (10.42%) Build Automation
17 124 (9.71%) Continuous Delivery
18 121 (9.48%) Observability
19 117 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
20 105 (8.22%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 627 (49.10%) Python
2 258 (20.20%) Bash
3 228 (17.85%) Go
4 207 (16.21%) Java
5 191 (14.96%) PowerShell
6 147 (11.51%) Groovy
7 127 (9.95%) Ruby
8 111 (8.69%) SQL
9 86 (6.73%) JavaScript
10 59 (4.62%) TypeScript
11 48 (3.76%) C#
12 30 (2.35%) PHP
13 28 (2.19%) Scala
14 18 (1.41%) Rust
15 15 (1.17%) C++
15 15 (1.17%) Kotlin
15 15 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.63%) ES6
16 8 (0.63%) Perl
16 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (5.56%) Degree
2 44 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (3.37%) AWS Certification
4 21 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.25%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.39%) PhD
9 4 (0.31%) CCNA
9 4 (0.31%) CCNP
9 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.31%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.31%) JNCIP
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.16%) CEH
11 2 (0.16%) CSSLP
11 2 (0.16%) ISSEP
11 2 (0.16%) OSCP
12 1 (0.078%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.72%) SOC 2
2 19 (1.49%) QA
3 14 (1.10%) GDPR
4 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.31%) SLA
5 3 (0.23%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 727 (56.93%) Docker
2 99 (7.75%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 18 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.86%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.31%) LXC
7 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.078%) Ceph
9 1 (0.078%) KVM
9 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 908 (71.10%) Terraform
2 887 (69.46%) Kubernetes
3 615 (48.16%) Ansible
4 288 (22.55%) Puppet
5 223 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
6 135 (10.57%) Prometheus
7 81 (6.34%) Grafana
8 59 (4.62%) Istio
9 56 (4.39%) Packer
10 33 (2.58%) Fortio
10 33 (2.58%) Kiali
11 31 (2.43%) Kibana
12 28 (2.19%) Graphite
13 19 (1.49%) Graylog
14 18 (1.41%) Consul
15 16 (1.25%) HAProxy
16 15 (1.17%) Mesos
17 14 (1.10%) StatsD
17 14 (1.10%) ZABBIX
18 11 (0.86%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 133 (10.42%) Splunk
2 105 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 90 (7.05%) Google
4 39 (3.05%) New Relic
5 37 (2.90%) Oracle
6 30 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (2.27%) Perforce
8 27 (2.11%) Atlassian
9 26 (2.04%) Dell
10 23 (1.80%) Facebook
10 23 (1.80%) SAP
11 20 (1.57%) VMware
12 19 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.33%) SaltStack
14 15 (1.17%) F5
14 15 (1.17%) PagerDuty
15 12 (0.94%) IBM
16 10 (0.78%) AppDynamics
17 9 (0.70%) Alibaba
17 9 (0.70%) Sun