Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 July 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 498 555 656
Rank change year-on-year +57 +101 +151
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 333 716 618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 331 675 517
Median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £55,000 £52,672 £47,300
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +7.14%

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 71,770 139,927 171,592
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.85% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,799 111,663 138,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +47 313 £77,500 +3.33% 60
London +17 201 £82,500 +3.13% 29
UK excluding London +102 121 £65,000 - 34
North of England +136 39 £62,500 +4.17% 12
Work from Home +22 36 £73,750 +5.36% 10
South West +99 31 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South East +93 29 £72,500 - 6
North West +85 18 £65,000 - 9
Yorkshire +104 15 £55,000 -4.35% 3
Scotland +52 9 £67,500 +15.38% 2
Midlands +100 8 £63,750 +15.91% 8
North East +27 6 £47,000 -22.67%
West Midlands +96 4 £70,000 +21.74% 6
East Midlands +60 4 £53,500 -2.73% 2
Wales +27 2 £44,379 -26.04% 1
Northern Ireland +18 2 £60,000 -14.29%
East of England +76 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 333 (100.00%) DevOps
2 226 (67.87%) Kubernetes
3 210 (63.06%) Terraform
4 208 (62.46%) AWS
5 206 (61.86%) Docker
6 135 (40.54%) Ansible
6 135 (40.54%) Azure
7 132 (39.64%) Python
8 124 (37.24%) Jenkins
9 119 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
10 117 (35.14%) Linux
11 83 (24.92%) PowerShell
12 76 (22.82%) Finance
13 75 (22.52%) Infrastructure as Code
14 71 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
15 69 (20.72%) Git (software)
16 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
17 61 (18.32%) Configuration Management
18 59 (17.72%) Puppet
18 59 (17.72%) GCP
19 54 (16.22%) Bash Shell
20 53 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
21 51 (15.32%) Serverless
22 50 (15.02%) Java
23 47 (14.11%) Fintech
24 45 (13.51%) AWS CloudFormation
25 44 (13.21%) Windows
26 43 (12.91%) Software Engineering
27 40 (12.01%) TeamCity
28 39 (11.71%) PaaS

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 18 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.20%) Confluence
3 7 (2.10%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.20%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.90%) Apache
7 3 (0.90%) nginx
8 2 (0.60%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 208 (62.46%) AWS
2 135 (40.54%) Azure
3 59 (17.72%) GCP
4 51 (15.32%) Serverless
5 45 (13.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (11.71%) PaaS
7 34 (10.21%) SaaS
8 28 (8.41%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (7.51%) Amazon ECS
11 22 (6.61%) IaaS
12 21 (6.31%) Amazon EKS
13 18 (5.41%) Amazon S3
14 16 (4.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (3.90%) OpenShift
16 12 (3.60%) GitHub
17 11 (3.30%) Datadog
18 10 (3.00%) Amazon ELB
18 10 (3.00%) CloudFront
19 9 (2.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.20%) VPN
2 12 (3.60%) DNS
3 10 (3.00%) Firewall
4 5 (1.50%) HTTP
4 5 (1.50%) SSL
5 4 (1.20%) DHCP
5 4 (1.20%) Network Security
6 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.60%) Broadband
7 2 (0.60%) DMZ
7 2 (0.60%) MPLS
7 2 (0.60%) SSH
7 2 (0.60%) VLAN
8 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.30%) Internet
8 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.41%) MySQL
2 17 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.50%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.30%) Big Data
5 11 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.00%) Redis
7 9 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.20%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.20%) Power BI
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.90%) Looker
11 2 (0.60%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.60%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 124 (37.24%) Jenkins
2 69 (20.72%) Git (software)
3 40 (12.01%) TeamCity
4 31 (9.31%) JIRA
5 17 (5.11%) GitLab
5 17 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (3.30%) Artifactory
7 11 (3.30%) Maven
8 10 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.40%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.40%) CircleCI
9 8 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.80%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.20%) Ant
11 4 (1.20%) Gatling
11 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.90%) GoCD
12 3 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 76 (22.82%) Finance
2 14 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.90%) Retail
4 10 (3.00%) Games
5 8 (2.40%) Banking
5 8 (2.40%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.10%) Law
7 5 (1.50%) Advertising
7 5 (1.50%) Electronics
7 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.50%) Marketing
8 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.41%) .NET
2 30 (9.01%) Node.js
3 17 (5.11%) Web Services
4 9 (2.70%) Kafka
4 9 (2.70%) YAML
5 7 (2.10%) JSON
6 6 (1.80%) Lambda Expressions
6 6 (1.80%) REST
6 6 (1.80%) Velocity
7 5 (1.50%) .NET Core
7 5 (1.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.50%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.20%) Ajax
8 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.20%) CSS
8 4 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (1.20%) HTML
8 4 (1.20%) jQuery
9 3 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.41%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.11%) Cloud Native
3 15 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.80%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.50%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.90%) Social Media
11 2 (0.60%) Blog
11 2 (0.60%) Clustering
11 2 (0.60%) Online Games
11 2 (0.60%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (35.14%) Linux
2 44 (13.21%) Windows
3 21 (6.31%) CentOS
4 17 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.30%) Unix
7 10 (3.00%) CoreOS
8 7 (2.10%) Debian
8 7 (2.10%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.60%) Android
9 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.60%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (100.00%) DevOps
2 119 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (22.52%) Infrastructure as Code
4 71 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (18.32%) Configuration Management
6 47 (14.11%) Fintech
7 43 (12.91%) Software Engineering
8 36 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 34 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 32 (9.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 29 (8.71%) Deployment Automation
11 29 (8.71%) Microservices
12 25 (7.51%) Migration
12 25 (7.51%) Scrum
13 24 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (6.91%) Infrastructure Automation
15 22 (6.61%) Open Source
15 22 (6.61%) Test Automation
16 21 (6.31%) Continuous Deployment
16 21 (6.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 132 (39.64%) Python
2 83 (24.92%) PowerShell
3 54 (16.22%) Bash Shell
4 50 (15.02%) Java
5 32 (9.61%) C#
6 31 (9.31%) Go
7 30 (9.01%) JavaScript
8 29 (8.71%) SQL
9 19 (5.71%) Ruby
10 13 (3.90%) PHP
11 7 (2.10%) Groovy
12 5 (1.50%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.50%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.90%) Perl
14 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.60%) C++
15 2 (0.60%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 13 (3.90%) Degree
2 11 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.50%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.50%) CISSP
4 5 (1.50%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.50%) SANS
5 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.60%) RHCE
7 1 (0.30%) MCSA
7 1 (0.30%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.00%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) PMO
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 206 (61.86%) Docker
2 24 (7.21%) vSphere
3 11 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.50%) oVirt
4 5 (1.50%) RHEV
5 3 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.90%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.90%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.60%) NFS
6 2 (0.60%) Samba
6 2 (0.60%) Squid
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 226 (67.87%) Kubernetes
2 210 (63.06%) Terraform
3 135 (40.54%) Ansible
4 59 (17.72%) Puppet
5 53 (15.92%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.30%) Marathon
6 11 (3.30%) Mesos
7 10 (3.00%) Packer
8 7 (2.10%) Nagios
9 6 (1.80%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.20%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (1.20%) Grafana
10 4 (1.20%) Kibana
10 4 (1.20%) OpenNebula
10 4 (1.20%) Salt
11 3 (0.90%) SCCM
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.60%) WSUS
12 2 (0.60%) yum
Vendors
1 64 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.41%) Google
3 19 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.70%) Oracle
5 8 (2.40%) Splunk
5 8 (2.40%) VMware
6 7 (2.10%) Rackspace
7 6 (1.80%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.50%) SAP
9 4 (1.20%) Remedy
10 3 (0.90%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.90%) IBM
10 3 (0.90%) New Relic
11 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.60%) Centrify
11 2 (0.60%) Confluent
11 2 (0.60%) Facebook
11 2 (0.60%) Incapsula
11 2 (0.60%) Sparx
11 2 (0.60%) Veracode