Period
to 19 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 383 475 606
Rank change year-on-year +92 +131 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 370 857 694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.61% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.63% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 364 724 557
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,930 £45,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £65,100 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.91% +13.22% -

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 47,195 135,357 160,846
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.77% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38,479 107,740 129,607
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior DevOps.

Salary trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior DevOps over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +117 355 £75,000 - 87
London +82 239 £82,500 +3.13% 52
UK excluding London +132 126 £61,250 -5.91% 39
Work from Home +22 55 £70,000 - 16
North of England +161 45 £62,500 -3.85% 17
South West +116 33 £60,000 -7.83% 6
South East +150 23 £70,000 -3.45% 4
Yorkshire +147 21 £62,500 +4.17% 4
North West +101 16 £62,500 -3.85% 11
Midlands +137 12 £60,000 +9.09% 4
North East +29 8 £48,500 -17.99% 2
Scotland +19 8 £73,750 +26.07% 2
East Midlands +88 7 £58,500 +6.36% 1
West Midlands +107 5 £70,000 +16.67% 3
East of England +124 2 £59,750 -8.08% 4
Wales +40 2 £44,379 +10.95% 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 £50,000 -28.57% 1

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, Senior DevOps 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 in the job title.

1 370 (100.00%) DevOps
2 234 (63.24%) Kubernetes
3 224 (60.54%) AWS
4 223 (60.27%) Terraform
5 217 (58.65%) Docker
6 152 (41.08%) Python
7 133 (35.95%) Azure
8 131 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (34.59%) Jenkins
10 125 (33.78%) Linux
11 124 (33.51%) Ansible
12 85 (22.97%) Infrastructure as Code
13 84 (22.70%) PowerShell
14 80 (21.62%) Java
15 71 (19.19%) Finance
16 66 (17.84%) Microservices
17 63 (17.03%) Fintech
17 63 (17.03%) Microsoft
17 63 (17.03%) Git (software)
18 60 (16.22%) Puppet
19 59 (15.95%) Serverless
20 58 (15.68%) GCP
21 54 (14.59%) Configuration Management
22 53 (14.32%) PaaS
23 50 (13.51%) Go
24 49 (13.24%) Bash Shell
24 49 (13.24%) Software Engineering
25 48 (12.97%) TeamCity
25 48 (12.97%) .NET
25 48 (12.97%) Opscode Chef

Senior DevOps 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 35 (9.46%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.24%) Confluence
3 5 (1.35%) ColdFusion
3 5 (1.35%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.08%) CloudStack
5 3 (0.81%) Apache
5 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.54%) CMS
6 2 (0.54%) Drupal
6 2 (0.54%) JBoss
6 2 (0.54%) nginx
6 2 (0.54%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.70%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.54%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 224 (60.54%) AWS
2 133 (35.95%) Azure
3 59 (15.95%) Serverless
4 58 (15.68%) GCP
5 53 (14.32%) PaaS
6 48 (12.97%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (12.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (10.00%) SaaS
10 32 (8.65%) Amazon EKS
10 32 (8.65%) IaaS
11 27 (7.30%) Amazon S3
12 22 (5.95%) Amazon ECS
13 20 (5.41%) Datadog
14 19 (5.14%) GitHub
15 17 (4.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (4.32%) Route 53
17 15 (4.05%) Amazon Kinesis
18 13 (3.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 13 (3.51%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.68%) DNS
2 9 (2.43%) Firewall
2 9 (2.43%) VPN
3 8 (2.16%) Network Security
4 2 (0.54%) Broadband
4 2 (0.54%) HTTP
4 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.54%) MPLS
4 2 (0.54%) SSL
4 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.54%) VLAN
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 29 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 18 (4.86%) Big Data
5 17 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (4.59%) MongoDB
6 16 (4.32%) MySQL
7 11 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.70%) Redis
9 9 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.89%) Blockchain
11 6 (1.62%) Amazon Athena
11 6 (1.62%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.81%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.81%) Looker
14 2 (0.54%) Aerospike
14 2 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
14 2 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 128 (34.59%) Jenkins
2 63 (17.03%) Git (software)
3 48 (12.97%) TeamCity
4 29 (7.84%) GitLab
5 25 (6.76%) JIRA
6 23 (6.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (3.51%) SonarQube
8 10 (2.70%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.89%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.89%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.89%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.62%) Maven
10 6 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.35%) Subversion
12 4 (1.08%) GoCD
13 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket Server
13 3 (0.81%) JUnit
13 3 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 71 (19.19%) Finance
2 25 (6.76%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.97%) Advertising
5 10 (2.70%) Retail
6 7 (1.89%) Electronics
6 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.89%) Marketing
6 7 (1.89%) Publishing
7 6 (1.62%) Games
8 5 (1.35%) Law
9 4 (1.08%) Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.97%) .NET
2 29 (7.84%) Node.js
3 24 (6.49%) Web Services
4 19 (5.14%) YAML
5 16 (4.32%) Kafka
6 12 (3.24%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.24%) React
6 12 (3.24%) REST
7 9 (2.43%) Ajax
7 9 (2.43%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.16%) CSS
8 8 (2.16%) HTML
9 7 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
10 6 (1.62%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.35%) .NET Core
11 5 (1.35%) JSON
11 5 (1.35%) Spring
12 4 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (1.08%) jQuery
13 3 (0.81%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 21 (5.68%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.24%) FMCG
5 8 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.35%) Cybercrime
7 5 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Clustering
9 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.81%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 125 (33.78%) Linux
2 46 (12.43%) Windows
3 24 (6.49%) CentOS
4 19 (5.14%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.70%) Unix
7 6 (1.62%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.81%) Android
9 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.54%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.54%) Debian
10 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (100.00%) DevOps
2 131 (35.41%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (22.97%) Infrastructure as Code
4 66 (17.84%) Microservices
5 63 (17.03%) Fintech
6 54 (14.59%) Configuration Management
7 49 (13.24%) Software Engineering
8 42 (11.35%) Mentoring
9 41 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (10.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 34 (9.19%) Scrum
12 32 (8.65%) Test Automation
13 29 (7.84%) Deployment Automation
14 26 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (6.49%) Migration
16 22 (5.95%) Continuous Deployment
17 21 (5.68%) Kanban
17 21 (5.68%) TDD
18 20 (5.41%) Artificial Intelligence
18 20 (5.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 152 (41.08%) Python
2 84 (22.70%) PowerShell
3 80 (21.62%) Java
4 50 (13.51%) Go
5 49 (13.24%) Bash Shell
6 38 (10.27%) C#
7 33 (8.92%) Ruby
8 32 (8.65%) JavaScript
9 27 (7.30%) SQL
10 12 (3.24%) PHP
11 11 (2.97%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.62%) Groovy
13 6 (1.62%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.35%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.54%) PHP 5
17 2 (0.54%) Rust
18 1 (0.27%) ES6
Qualifications
1 28 (7.57%) Degree
2 15 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.16%) CCNA
4 8 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.35%) CISSP
6 5 (1.35%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.35%) SANS
7 3 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.43%) QA
2 5 (1.35%) PMO
3 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 217 (58.65%) Docker
2 30 (8.11%) vSphere
3 7 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.08%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.81%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.54%) NFS
6 2 (0.54%) Samba
6 2 (0.54%) Squid
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 234 (63.24%) Kubernetes
2 223 (60.27%) Terraform
3 124 (33.51%) Ansible
4 60 (16.22%) Puppet
5 48 (12.97%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.51%) Prometheus
7 12 (3.24%) Grafana
8 11 (2.97%) Packer
8 11 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.89%) Marathon
9 7 (1.89%) Mesos
10 6 (1.62%) Nagios
11 4 (1.08%) Kibana
11 4 (1.08%) Salt
12 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.54%) Istio
13 2 (0.54%) SCCM
13 2 (0.54%) yum
14 1 (0.27%) CFEngine
14 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 63 (17.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.76%) Google
3 18 (4.86%) SAP
4 16 (4.32%) New Relic
4 16 (4.32%) Oracle
4 16 (4.32%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.24%) Splunk
6 11 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.70%) Adobe
7 10 (2.70%) hybris
8 7 (1.89%) VMware
9 5 (1.35%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.08%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.08%) Remedy
11 3 (0.81%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.81%) Cisco
11 3 (0.81%) IBM
11 3 (0.81%) Sybase
12 2 (0.54%) Veracode