Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 590 620 719
Rank change year-on-year +30 +99 +123
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps Engineer 469 546 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 376 491 441
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £66,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% +2.13%

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 117,361 144,850 169,833
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.93% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,006 115,990 139,501
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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 +43 441 £75,500 +0.67% 94
London +42 296 £80,000 - 45
UK excluding London +60 168 £65,000 -1.52% 56
South East +24 60 £80,000 +6.67% 13
North of England +74 42 £62,500 -3.85% 17
North West +49 31 £65,000 - 6
Scotland +44 23 £68,750 +19.57% 5
South West +60 21 £60,000 -4.00% 5
Yorkshire +38 10 £58,750 -12.16% 10
East of England +56 9 £62,500 - 7
Midlands +21 9 £60,000 +4.35% 7
West Midlands +31 6 £58,750 +6.82% 5
Wales -2 4 £60,000 +2.13% 2
East Midlands +23 3 £77,500 +3.33% 2
North East +5 1 £71,561 +0.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 469 (100.00%) DevOps
2 297 (63.33%) Docker
3 278 (59.28%) AWS
4 268 (57.14%) Kubernetes
5 262 (55.86%) Ansible
6 233 (49.68%) Linux
7 227 (48.40%) Terraform
8 222 (47.33%) Python
9 187 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
10 179 (38.17%) Puppet
11 155 (33.05%) Jenkins
12 145 (30.92%) Azure
13 127 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
14 121 (25.80%) Continuous Integration
14 121 (25.80%) Windows
15 118 (25.16%) Finance
16 117 (24.95%) Bash Shell
17 113 (24.09%) Java
18 105 (22.39%) GCP
18 105 (22.39%) Infrastructure as Code
19 102 (21.75%) Configuration Management
20 83 (17.70%) Git (software)
21 76 (16.20%) PowerShell
22 71 (15.14%) Microservices
23 69 (14.71%) Fintech
23 69 (14.71%) Google
24 65 (13.86%) AWS CloudFormation
25 55 (11.73%) Continuous Delivery
26 51 (10.87%) Go
26 51 (10.87%) 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 28 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (4.48%) nginx
3 16 (3.41%) OpenStack
4 15 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.56%) IIS
6 10 (2.13%) Apache
7 9 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.28%) Confluence
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.21%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 278 (59.28%) AWS
2 145 (30.92%) Azure
3 105 (22.39%) GCP
4 65 (13.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 48 (10.23%) IaaS
6 35 (7.46%) Serverless
7 33 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (6.82%) SaaS
9 31 (6.61%) PaaS
10 29 (6.18%) Amazon ECS
11 25 (5.33%) AWS Lambda
12 23 (4.90%) GitHub
13 22 (4.69%) Amazon S3
14 19 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (3.62%) Datadog
16 14 (2.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 13 (2.77%) Amazon EKS
18 12 (2.56%) OpenShift
19 10 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
20 9 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.61%) Firewall
2 28 (5.97%) VPN
3 22 (4.69%) DNS
4 15 (3.20%) HTTP
4 15 (3.20%) SSL
5 14 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.49%) DHCP
6 7 (1.49%) Internet
6 7 (1.49%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.07%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.85%) DMZ
9 2 (0.43%) BGP
9 2 (0.43%) Network Security
9 2 (0.43%) SMTP
9 2 (0.43%) SSH
10 1 (0.21%) AMQP
10 1 (0.21%) Calico
10 1 (0.21%) OSPF
10 1 (0.21%) SAN
10 1 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.54%) Big Data
1 26 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (5.12%) MySQL
3 22 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (3.62%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.62%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.77%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.35%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (1.71%) Power BI
8 7 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.49%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.49%) Blockchain
8 7 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.49%) Redis
9 6 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.28%) HBase
9 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.28%) Sqoop
10 5 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 155 (33.05%) Jenkins
2 83 (17.70%) Git (software)
3 37 (7.89%) TeamCity
4 28 (5.97%) JIRA
5 27 (5.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (4.90%) GitLab
6 23 (4.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (4.69%) Maven
8 13 (2.77%) IBM UrbanCode
8 13 (2.77%) Vagrant
9 12 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (1.71%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.71%) CircleCI
12 8 (1.71%) Gatling
12 8 (1.71%) Selenium
13 7 (1.49%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.28%) Artifactory
14 6 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 118 (25.16%) Finance
2 43 (9.17%) Banking
3 23 (4.90%) Games
4 12 (2.56%) Retail
5 10 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.71%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.85%) Automotive
8 4 (0.85%) Billing
9 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Law
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
9 3 (0.64%) Police
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
2 41 (8.74%) .NET
3 39 (8.32%) Web Services
4 28 (5.97%) Node.js
5 21 (4.48%) Middleware
6 20 (4.26%) Kafka
7 13 (2.77%) .NET Core
8 12 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.92%) OAuth
10 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (1.71%) JSON
10 8 (1.71%) Spring Boot
11 7 (1.49%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.49%) LDAP
11 7 (1.49%) RESTful
12 6 (1.28%) Celery
12 6 (1.28%) Gearman
12 6 (1.28%) SAML
12 6 (1.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.23%) Public Cloud
2 27 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.84%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
7 9 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.71%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.71%) Replication
9 7 (1.49%) Online Gambling
9 7 (1.49%) PlayStation
9 7 (1.49%) Social Media
10 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.07%) Online Games
11 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 233 (49.68%) Linux
2 121 (25.80%) Windows
3 32 (6.82%) Unix
4 20 (4.26%) CentOS
4 20 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.71%) VMS
7 7 (1.49%) Android
7 7 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.28%) CoreOS
8 6 (1.28%) Mesosphere
8 6 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.07%) Debian
9 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.43%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) zOS
12 1 (0.21%) RancherOS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (100.00%) DevOps
2 187 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (25.80%) Continuous Integration
4 105 (22.39%) Infrastructure as Code
5 102 (21.75%) Configuration Management
6 71 (15.14%) Microservices
7 69 (14.71%) Fintech
8 55 (11.73%) Continuous Delivery
9 51 (10.87%) Software Engineering
10 45 (9.59%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 43 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (9.17%) Open Source
11 43 (9.17%) SDLC
12 39 (8.32%) Infrastructure Automation
13 38 (8.10%) High Availability
14 34 (7.25%) Scrum
15 33 (7.04%) Test Automation
16 30 (6.40%) Artificial Intelligence
16 30 (6.40%) Computer Science
16 30 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 222 (47.33%) Python
2 117 (24.95%) Bash Shell
3 113 (24.09%) Java
4 76 (16.20%) PowerShell
5 51 (10.87%) Go
6 47 (10.02%) Ruby
7 39 (8.32%) SQL
8 32 (6.82%) C#
9 30 (6.40%) JavaScript
10 19 (4.05%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.20%) Perl
12 13 (2.77%) C++
12 13 (2.77%) Groovy
13 10 (2.13%) PHP
14 9 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.85%) C
16 3 (0.64%) Scala
17 2 (0.43%) Clojure
17 2 (0.43%) R
17 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.82%) Degree
2 19 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (3.20%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.20%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.35%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.07%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.07%) RHCE
7 4 (0.85%) MCSA
7 4 (0.85%) MCSE
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.21%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.28%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 297 (63.33%) Docker
2 24 (5.12%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (4.26%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.35%) oVirt
4 11 (2.35%) RHEV
5 10 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.28%) HDFS
8 4 (0.85%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.85%) OpenSSH
8 4 (0.85%) vSphere
9 3 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.64%) NFS
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.43%) Xen
11 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.21%) KVM
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 268 (57.14%) Kubernetes
2 262 (55.86%) Ansible
3 227 (48.40%) Terraform
4 179 (38.17%) Puppet
5 127 (27.08%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (7.46%) Packer
7 34 (7.25%) Prometheus
8 27 (5.76%) Salt
9 22 (4.69%) Rancher
10 17 (3.62%) Grafana
11 14 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (2.99%) Kibana
12 13 (2.77%) Consul
12 13 (2.77%) ZABBIX
13 11 (2.35%) Nagios
14 10 (2.13%) StatsD
15 9 (1.92%) logstash
16 8 (1.71%) SCCM
17 7 (1.49%) Graphite
17 7 (1.49%) Mesos
Vendors
1 69 (14.71%) Google
2 44 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.48%) Splunk
3 21 (4.48%) WorldPay
4 18 (3.84%) Red Hat
4 18 (3.84%) VMware
5 17 (3.62%) AppDynamics
6 10 (2.13%) FIS
7 8 (1.71%) Citrix
7 8 (1.71%) Dynatrace
7 8 (1.71%) Rackspace
8 7 (1.49%) Oracle
9 6 (1.28%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.28%) CyberArk
9 6 (1.28%) Hortonworks
9 6 (1.28%) PagerDuty
10 4 (0.85%) Veeam
11 3 (0.64%) F5
11 3 (0.64%) Teradata
12 2 (0.43%) CommVault