Period
to 23 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 571 664 815
Rank change year-on-year +93 +151 +110
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 633 586 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 540 469 309
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £53,750 £47,700 £51,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 138,276 165,708 163,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.42% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,719 134,905 135,119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,448 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps Engineer in the UK

Senior DevOps Engineer
Top 16 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 23 May 2019. 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 +85 585 £77,500 +10.71% 132
London +123 401 £80,000 +6.67% 68
UK excluding London +51 222 £65,000 +8.33% 68
South East +68 87 £74,000 +13.85% 16
North of England -41 46 £60,000 +4.35% 26
Scotland +29 36 £56,915 -8.94% 2
North West -20 28 £63,750 +2.00% 21
South West +37 20 £65,000 +4.00% 7
Midlands +34 18 £55,000 -7.56% 7
Yorkshire +8 14 £57,500 +35.29% 5
East of England +62 10 £60,000 +20.00% 8
East Midlands +32 9 £55,000 -16.98% 2
West Midlands +15 9 £55,000 -6.78% 5
North East +11 4 £71,560 +24.45%
Northern Ireland - 3 £70,000 - 1
Wales +12 2 £60,000 +23.08% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 633 (100.00%) DevOps
2 472 (74.57%) Amazon AWS
3 381 (60.19%) Docker
4 361 (57.03%) Ansible
5 344 (54.34%) Python
6 334 (52.76%) Linux
7 312 (49.29%) Kubernetes
8 302 (47.71%) Terraform
9 254 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
10 238 (37.60%) Puppet
11 224 (35.39%) Configuration Management
12 220 (34.76%) Jenkins
13 203 (32.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 168 (26.54%) Git (software)
15 158 (24.96%) Opscode Chef
16 141 (22.27%) Windows
17 136 (21.48%) Bash Shell
18 135 (21.33%) Google Cloud Platform
19 132 (20.85%) Infrastructure as Code
20 123 (19.43%) Finance
21 113 (17.85%) Java
22 112 (17.69%) Software Engineering
23 106 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
23 106 (16.75%) Microservices
24 96 (15.17%) Elastic Stack
25 91 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
26 90 (14.22%) Ruby
27 87 (13.74%) Mentoring
28 77 (12.16%) PowerShell
29 74 (11.69%) .NET

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 49 (7.74%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (4.58%) Apache Spark
3 24 (3.79%) IIS
4 18 (2.84%) OpenStack
5 14 (2.21%) Apache
6 11 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.58%) nginx
8 5 (0.79%) Confluence
9 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.47%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.47%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.16%) CMS
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.16%) JBoss
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 472 (74.57%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (32.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (21.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 72 (11.37%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (8.21%) Amazon S3
6 50 (7.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 49 (7.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 41 (6.48%) Serverless
9 34 (5.37%) Route 53
10 33 (5.21%) IaaS
11 32 (5.06%) AWS Lambda
12 30 (4.74%) GitHub
12 30 (4.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (4.27%) Amazon SQS
14 25 (3.95%) PaaS
15 23 (3.63%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (3.63%) Datadog
16 18 (2.84%) SaaS
17 14 (2.21%) CloudFront
18 9 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.42%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.11%) Firewall
3 24 (3.79%) DNS
4 10 (1.58%) DHCP
4 10 (1.58%) VPN
5 9 (1.42%) VLAN
6 7 (1.11%) Internet
7 4 (0.63%) Network Security
7 4 (0.63%) SAN
7 4 (0.63%) SMTP
8 3 (0.47%) HTTP
8 3 (0.47%) SNMP
8 3 (0.47%) SSL
9 2 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.32%) VoIP
10 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.85%) MySQL
2 48 (7.58%) Amazon RDS
3 47 (7.42%) Big Data
4 27 (4.27%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (3.00%) MariaDB
8 16 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.53%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.21%) SQL Server
10 11 (1.74%) Blockchain
11 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.79%) InfluxDB
12 5 (0.79%) Redis
13 3 (0.47%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.47%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.32%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 220 (34.76%) Jenkins
2 168 (26.54%) Git (software)
3 46 (7.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 43 (6.79%) TeamCity
5 27 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (3.95%) Travis CI
6 25 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (3.79%) JIRA
7 24 (3.79%) Maven
8 22 (3.48%) Vagrant
9 19 (3.00%) Bitbucket
9 19 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (3.00%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.69%) Gradle
11 16 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (2.53%) Subversion
12 15 (2.37%) GitLab
12 15 (2.37%) Selenium
13 13 (2.05%) Ant
14 5 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 123 (19.43%) Finance
2 32 (5.06%) Banking
3 30 (4.74%) Financial Institution
4 17 (2.69%) Retail
5 15 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.21%) Marketing
7 11 (1.74%) Legal
8 7 (1.11%) Games
8 7 (1.11%) Law
9 6 (0.95%) Advertising
10 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (15.17%) Elastic Stack
2 74 (11.69%) .NET
3 64 (10.11%) Web Services
4 57 (9.00%) Kafka
5 41 (6.48%) Node.js
6 27 (4.27%) .NET Core
7 21 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (2.21%) React
9 12 (1.90%) JSON
9 12 (1.90%) REST
10 11 (1.74%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.74%) Sensu
11 10 (1.58%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.58%) LDAP
11 10 (1.58%) Redux
12 9 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (1.26%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.95%) Middleware
15 5 (0.79%) Celery
16 4 (0.63%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.00%) Fintech
2 44 (6.95%) Public Cloud
3 37 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.74%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (3.79%) Replication
6 23 (3.63%) Mobile App
7 20 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (2.21%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.21%) Semantic Web
9 11 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.42%) Clustering
12 8 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.11%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.95%) Life Science
14 6 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.95%) Xbox
15 5 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 334 (52.76%) Linux
2 141 (22.27%) Windows
3 47 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.69%) CentOS
5 35 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.27%) Unix
7 26 (4.11%) Ubuntu
8 14 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.74%) DC/OS
10 5 (0.79%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (0.63%) Debian
12 3 (0.47%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (100.00%) DevOps
2 254 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (35.39%) Configuration Management
4 132 (20.85%) Infrastructure as Code
5 112 (17.69%) Software Engineering
6 106 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (16.75%) Microservices
7 91 (14.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 87 (13.74%) Mentoring
9 74 (11.69%) Software Delivery
10 54 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 50 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (7.74%) Open Source
13 48 (7.58%) Scrum
14 43 (6.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 37 (5.85%) SDLC
16 35 (5.53%) Artificial Intelligence
17 34 (5.37%) Change Management
18 30 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 344 (54.34%) Python
2 136 (21.48%) Bash Shell
3 113 (17.85%) Java
4 90 (14.22%) Ruby
5 77 (12.16%) PowerShell
6 47 (7.42%) C#
7 45 (7.11%) SQL
8 40 (6.32%) Go
9 38 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 35 (5.53%) JavaScript
11 28 (4.42%) Perl
11 28 (4.42%) PHP
12 12 (1.90%) Groovy
13 10 (1.58%) C++
14 9 (1.42%) Scala
15 3 (0.47%) ES6
15 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.32%) Clojure
16 2 (0.32%) R
17 1 (0.16%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (5.85%) Degree
2 19 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.21%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.63%) RHCE
8 2 (0.32%) LPIC
8 2 (0.32%) MCTS
8 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.32%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.16%) QA
2 7 (1.11%) GDPR
2 7 (1.11%) SLA
3 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 381 (60.19%) Docker
2 33 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.84%) Active Directory
6 12 (1.90%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.74%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.63%) Varnish
9 2 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.32%) NFS
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) XenApp
9 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.16%) HDFS
10 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 361 (57.03%) Ansible
2 312 (49.29%) Kubernetes
3 302 (47.71%) Terraform
4 238 (37.60%) Puppet
5 158 (24.96%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (7.27%) Grafana
7 44 (6.95%) Packer
8 43 (6.79%) Prometheus
9 41 (6.48%) Nagios
10 33 (5.21%) Kibana
11 30 (4.74%) Salt
12 27 (4.27%) Mesos
13 25 (3.95%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (3.16%) Marathon
15 15 (2.37%) ZABBIX
16 14 (2.21%) logstash
17 11 (1.74%) Graphite
18 6 (0.95%) SCOM
19 5 (0.79%) HAProxy
20 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 70 (11.06%) Google
2 37 (5.85%) VMware
3 34 (5.37%) Splunk
4 31 (4.90%) Red Hat
5 25 (3.95%) New Relic
6 20 (3.16%) Microsoft
7 17 (2.69%) Oracle
8 15 (2.37%) SaltStack
9 12 (1.90%) AppDynamics
9 12 (1.90%) Dynatrace
10 11 (1.74%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.11%) Rackspace
12 6 (0.95%) WorldPay
13 5 (0.79%) Cisco
13 5 (0.79%) Citrix
14 4 (0.63%) F5
14 4 (0.63%) TOWER Software
15 3 (0.47%) Veritas
16 2 (0.32%) Ab Initio
16 2 (0.32%) Teradata