Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 533 647 785
Rank change year-on-year +114 +138 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 626 566 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 492 495 384
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £53,813 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £93,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £61,102 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.56% +11.09% -

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 127,118 152,345 172,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.88% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 101,804 122,402 138,872
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 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 +117 590 £75,000 +3.45% 92
London +110 385 £80,000 +3.23% 40
UK excluding London +100 227 £70,000 +14.56% 60
South East +56 76 £77,500 +12.73% 21
North of England -2 50 £65,000 +18.18% 10
South West +45 43 £70,000 +21.74% 6
North West +14 34 £65,000 +20.93% 4
Scotland +24 32 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Midlands +20 14 £58,750 +2.17% 4
Yorkshire +17 12 £60,000 +4.35% 6
East of England +73 11 £60,000 +9.09% 12
West Midlands +18 8 £57,500 +4.55% 3
East Midlands +17 6 £70,000 -6.67% 1
North East +7 4 £59,140 +7.53%
Wales +4 2 £50,000 -11.11% 2

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 626 (100.00%) DevOps
2 384 (61.34%) AWS
3 367 (58.63%) Docker
4 346 (55.27%) Linux
5 336 (53.67%) Python
6 327 (52.24%) Ansible
7 323 (51.60%) Kubernetes
8 310 (49.52%) Terraform
9 257 (41.05%) Puppet
10 254 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
11 223 (35.62%) Jenkins
12 201 (32.11%) Azure
13 181 (28.91%) Bash Shell
14 177 (28.27%) Opscode Chef
15 175 (27.96%) Windows
16 161 (25.72%) Infrastructure as Code
17 159 (25.40%) Finance
18 157 (25.08%) Configuration Management
19 154 (24.60%) Java
20 142 (22.68%) GCP
21 132 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
22 111 (17.73%) PowerShell
23 100 (15.97%) Microservices
24 97 (15.50%) Git (software)
25 90 (14.38%) Fintech
26 86 (13.74%) AWS CloudFormation
26 86 (13.74%) Ruby
27 78 (12.46%) Software Engineering
28 71 (11.34%) Google
29 69 (11.02%) Elastic Stack

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 45 (7.19%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (5.43%) nginx
3 27 (4.31%) IIS
4 24 (3.83%) Apache
4 24 (3.83%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.08%) Confluence
6 13 (2.08%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.32%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.16%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.16%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 384 (61.34%) AWS
2 201 (32.11%) Azure
3 142 (22.68%) GCP
4 86 (13.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (9.90%) IaaS
6 60 (9.58%) Amazon EC2
7 56 (8.95%) Serverless
8 48 (7.67%) AWS Lambda
9 47 (7.51%) SaaS
10 43 (6.87%) Amazon S3
11 40 (6.39%) PaaS
12 36 (5.75%) GitHub
13 31 (4.95%) Amazon ECS
14 30 (4.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 29 (4.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (3.35%) Datadog
17 19 (3.04%) Sumo Logic
18 17 (2.72%) Route 53
19 16 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
20 14 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.15%) Firewall
2 45 (7.19%) VPN
3 36 (5.75%) DNS
4 22 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.35%) SSL
6 19 (3.04%) HTTP
7 13 (2.08%) DHCP
8 9 (1.44%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.28%) DMZ
10 7 (1.12%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.64%) Internet
12 3 (0.48%) SAN
12 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.48%) VLAN
13 2 (0.32%) BGP
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 1 (0.16%) Network Security
14 1 (0.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.51%) MySQL
2 45 (7.19%) Amazon RDS
3 37 (5.91%) Big Data
4 28 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (3.99%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.35%) Hadoop
7 17 (2.72%) SQL Server
8 15 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.24%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.92%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.92%) Redis
12 10 (1.60%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.28%) HBase
13 8 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.28%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
14 7 (1.12%) Power BI
15 6 (0.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 223 (35.62%) Jenkins
2 97 (15.50%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.15%) JIRA
4 43 (6.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (6.55%) TeamCity
6 33 (5.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (4.31%) GitLab
8 24 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (3.19%) Vagrant
10 19 (3.04%) IBM UrbanCode
11 18 (2.88%) Maven
12 14 (2.24%) Selenium
12 14 (2.24%) Travis CI
13 13 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.76%) Ant
14 11 (1.76%) CircleCI
15 9 (1.44%) Bitbucket
15 9 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (1.12%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (25.40%) Finance
2 53 (8.47%) Banking
3 24 (3.83%) Games
3 24 (3.83%) Retail
4 14 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.28%) Law
5 8 (1.28%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.12%) Automotive
7 6 (0.96%) Legal
7 6 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.80%) Advertising
9 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (11.02%) Elastic Stack
2 57 (9.11%) .NET
3 42 (6.71%) Web Services
4 32 (5.11%) Node.js
5 28 (4.47%) Kafka
6 24 (3.83%) Middleware
7 20 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (2.88%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.44%) JSON
9 9 (1.44%) OAuth
9 9 (1.44%) Velocity
10 8 (1.28%) LDAP
10 8 (1.28%) SAML
10 8 (1.28%) Sensu
11 7 (1.12%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.80%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.80%) React
13 4 (0.64%) LAMP
13 4 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.86%) Public Cloud
2 34 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (2.40%) Replication
7 12 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 11 (1.76%) Mobile Banking
9 10 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.44%) Online Gambling
11 7 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.96%) PlayStation
12 6 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.80%) User Experience
14 4 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 346 (55.27%) Linux
2 175 (27.96%) Windows
3 37 (5.91%) Unix
4 29 (4.63%) CentOS
5 24 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.67%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.72%) VMS
8 10 (1.60%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.96%) Debian
9 6 (0.96%) Mesosphere
10 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.64%) Android
11 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.64%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.16%) Solaris
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (100.00%) DevOps
2 254 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (25.72%) Infrastructure as Code
4 157 (25.08%) Configuration Management
5 132 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (15.97%) Microservices
7 90 (14.38%) Fintech
8 78 (12.46%) Software Engineering
9 65 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 65 (10.38%) Open Source
10 54 (8.63%) Computer Science
10 54 (8.63%) Test Automation
11 53 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (8.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 52 (8.31%) High Availability
13 49 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 49 (7.83%) SDLC
14 48 (7.67%) Infrastructure Automation
15 45 (7.19%) Migration
16 44 (7.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 336 (53.67%) Python
2 181 (28.91%) Bash Shell
3 154 (24.60%) Java
4 111 (17.73%) PowerShell
5 86 (13.74%) Ruby
6 66 (10.54%) Go
7 62 (9.90%) SQL
8 57 (9.11%) C#
9 38 (6.07%) Shell Script
10 33 (5.27%) JavaScript
11 23 (3.67%) Perl
12 20 (3.19%) C++
13 15 (2.40%) Groovy
14 14 (2.24%) PHP
15 9 (1.44%) Scala
15 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.12%) C
17 6 (0.96%) R
18 4 (0.64%) Clojure
18 4 (0.64%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 64 (10.22%) Degree
2 28 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.67%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (0.96%) RHCE
7 5 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.48%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.32%) MCTS
9 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.16%) CCNP
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.56%) QA
2 11 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.64%) GDPR
6 3 (0.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 367 (58.63%) Docker
2 34 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (4.31%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.44%) oVirt
5 9 (1.44%) RHEV
6 8 (1.28%) HDFS
6 8 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.12%) OpenSSH
8 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.32%) LXC
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.32%) NFS
9 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.32%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) KVM
10 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 327 (52.24%) Ansible
2 323 (51.60%) Kubernetes
3 310 (49.52%) Terraform
4 257 (41.05%) Puppet
5 177 (28.27%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (8.63%) Prometheus
7 51 (8.15%) Packer
8 40 (6.39%) Grafana
9 36 (5.75%) Salt
10 31 (4.95%) Rancher
11 27 (4.31%) Nagios
12 26 (4.15%) Kibana
13 20 (3.19%) Consul
13 20 (3.19%) ZABBIX
14 16 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (2.40%) Graphite
15 15 (2.40%) logstash
16 11 (1.76%) StatsD
17 9 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
17 9 (1.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 71 (11.34%) Google
2 61 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.23%) AppDynamics
4 27 (4.31%) Splunk
5 26 (4.15%) New Relic
6 24 (3.83%) VMware
7 23 (3.67%) WorldPay
8 17 (2.72%) Citrix
9 16 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.92%) CyberArk
10 12 (1.92%) Oracle
10 12 (1.92%) PagerDuty
11 10 (1.60%) Dynatrace
11 10 (1.60%) Teradata
12 8 (1.28%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.28%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.12%) Rackspace
13 7 (1.12%) Remedy
14 6 (0.96%) Ab Initio
14 6 (0.96%) Informatica