Period
to 26 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 545 574
Rank change year-on-year +246 +29 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 746 553 713
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 756 476 643
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £51,500 £55,375 £48,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% +8.33%

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 69,869 117,563 145,242
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.48% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,047 95,344 117,772
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £83,750
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 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2021. 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 +249 681 £75,000 - 153
London +172 408 £82,500 +3.13% 75
UK excluding London +252 300 £62,500 -7.41% 85
Work from Home +26 174 £72,500 -4.92% 30
North of England +109 89 £58,500 -10.00% 24
South East +127 66 £70,000 -12.50% 21
South West +74 48 £55,000 -15.38% 15
Midlands +92 42 £70,000 +16.67% 13
North West +66 42 £55,000 -15.38% 13
Yorkshire +60 37 £62,500 +6.38% 9
Scotland +25 33 £66,500 -5.00% 4
East Midlands +54 23 £68,750 -11.29% 7
East of England +101 22 £61,250 -2.00% 4
West Midlands +61 19 £70,000 +16.67% 6
North East +18 10 £59,500 -14.90% 2

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 746 (100.00%) DevOps
2 470 (63.00%) Terraform
3 433 (58.04%) Kubernetes
4 427 (57.24%) AWS
5 350 (46.92%) Docker
6 337 (45.17%) Linux
7 312 (41.82%) Ansible
8 277 (37.13%) Python
9 276 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
10 273 (36.60%) Jenkins
11 272 (36.46%) Azure
12 211 (28.28%) Infrastructure as Code
13 139 (18.63%) Configuration Management
14 130 (17.43%) PowerShell
15 125 (16.76%) Git (software)
16 122 (16.35%) Serverless
17 120 (16.09%) Finance
18 115 (15.42%) Java
19 113 (15.15%) Windows
19 113 (15.15%) Bash Shell
20 110 (14.75%) Puppet
21 109 (14.61%) Microservices
22 104 (13.94%) GitLab
23 102 (13.67%) GCP
24 97 (13.00%) Mentoring
25 96 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
26 95 (12.73%) Fintech
27 89 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
28 82 (10.99%) SQL
29 78 (10.46%) Deployment Automation

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 37 (4.96%) Apache
2 25 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.95%) IIS
4 18 (2.41%) Confluence
5 13 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.94%) Drupal
6 7 (0.94%) WordPress
7 6 (0.80%) nginx
8 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.40%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) DNN
11 1 (0.13%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.94%) Magento
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 427 (57.24%) AWS
2 272 (36.46%) Azure
3 122 (16.35%) Serverless
4 102 (13.67%) GCP
5 76 (10.19%) Amazon EKS
6 73 (9.79%) PaaS
7 61 (8.18%) AWS Lambda
7 61 (8.18%) GitHub
8 58 (7.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 51 (6.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 43 (5.76%) Amazon ECS
10 43 (5.76%) IaaS
11 37 (4.96%) SaaS
12 33 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (4.29%) Datadog
14 31 (4.16%) OpenShift
15 29 (3.89%) Amazon S3
16 28 (3.75%) Logic Apps
17 26 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.55%) DNS
1 19 (2.55%) Firewall
2 9 (1.21%) VPN
3 7 (0.94%) DMZ
3 7 (0.94%) Internet
4 6 (0.80%) Network Security
5 3 (0.40%) HTTP
6 2 (0.27%) DHCP
6 2 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.27%) SSL
6 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.43%) MySQL
2 45 (6.03%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.23%) Big Data
4 38 (5.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 21 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.41%) Blockchain
8 17 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.34%) GIS
11 9 (1.21%) Redis
12 8 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.67%) MariaDB
16 3 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 273 (36.60%) Jenkins
2 125 (16.76%) Git (software)
3 104 (13.94%) GitLab
4 60 (8.04%) TeamCity
5 47 (6.30%) JIRA
6 43 (5.76%) Bitbucket
7 33 (4.42%) SonarQube
8 32 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (2.41%) Artifactory
10 18 (2.41%) GoCD
11 15 (2.01%) Maven
12 13 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (1.61%) CircleCI
14 10 (1.34%) Travis CI
15 9 (1.21%) Gradle
16 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
17 7 (0.94%) Selenium
17 7 (0.94%) Subversion
18 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 120 (16.09%) Finance
2 41 (5.50%) Games
3 36 (4.83%) Public Sector
4 33 (4.42%) Banking
5 13 (1.74%) Law
6 12 (1.61%) Marketing
7 10 (1.34%) Billing
7 10 (1.34%) Electronics
8 9 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.21%) Publishing
8 9 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.54%) Retail
10 3 (0.40%) Automotive
10 3 (0.40%) Legal
10 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (10.05%) Kafka
2 62 (8.31%) .NET
3 42 (5.63%) Node.js
3 42 (5.63%) Web Services
4 29 (3.89%) Apache Flex
5 23 (3.08%) .NET Core
6 20 (2.68%) ASP.NET
6 20 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
8 17 (2.28%) React
9 15 (2.01%) jQuery
10 13 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.47%) REST
11 11 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (1.34%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.34%) CSS
13 8 (1.07%) YAML
13 8 (1.07%) Zuul
14 6 (0.80%) Django
14 6 (0.80%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (6.43%) Cloud Native
3 37 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.22%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.07%) FMCG
9 8 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.67%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.67%) Replication
11 4 (0.54%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.40%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.40%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.40%) User Experience
13 2 (0.27%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 337 (45.17%) Linux
2 113 (15.15%) Windows
3 61 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (6.30%) CentOS
5 41 (5.50%) Windows Server
6 36 (4.83%) Ubuntu
7 30 (4.02%) Unix
8 13 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.94%) AIX
11 2 (0.27%) Debian
11 2 (0.27%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (100.00%) DevOps
2 276 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (28.28%) Infrastructure as Code
4 139 (18.63%) Configuration Management
5 109 (14.61%) Microservices
6 97 (13.00%) Mentoring
7 95 (12.73%) Fintech
8 89 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (10.46%) Deployment Automation
10 75 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 74 (9.92%) Coaching
12 72 (9.65%) Software Engineering
13 67 (8.98%) Test Automation
14 66 (8.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 63 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (8.04%) TDD
17 58 (7.77%) Scrum
18 56 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
19 52 (6.97%) Continuous Deployment
20 48 (6.43%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (37.13%) Python
2 130 (17.43%) PowerShell
3 115 (15.42%) Java
4 113 (15.15%) Bash Shell
5 82 (10.99%) SQL
6 76 (10.19%) C#
7 71 (9.52%) Go
8 58 (7.77%) JavaScript
9 52 (6.97%) Ruby
10 18 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.14%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.47%) PHP
13 10 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.07%) Clojure
14 8 (1.07%) Perl
15 5 (0.67%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.54%) C
16 4 (0.54%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.40%) C++
18 2 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 73 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.64%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.95%) Degree
4 15 (2.01%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.80%) RHCE
7 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.34%) HIPAA
1 10 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (1.21%) QA
3 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 350 (46.92%) Docker
2 58 (7.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.80%) Xen
7 5 (0.67%) vSphere
8 3 (0.40%) HDFS
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.27%) NFS
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.13%) Varnish
10 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 470 (63.00%) Terraform
2 433 (58.04%) Kubernetes
3 312 (41.82%) Ansible
4 110 (14.75%) Puppet
5 96 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (6.43%) Prometheus
7 42 (5.63%) Grafana
8 32 (4.29%) Istio
9 14 (1.88%) Nagios
10 11 (1.47%) Rancher
11 10 (1.34%) Rundeck
11 10 (1.34%) Salt
12 8 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.94%) Marathon
13 7 (0.94%) Mesos
13 7 (0.94%) Packer
14 4 (0.54%) Graphite
14 4 (0.54%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.54%) HP Fortify
15 3 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 76 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.50%) Oracle
2 41 (5.50%) VMware
3 37 (4.96%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.35%) Google
4 25 (3.35%) Splunk
5 19 (2.55%) Atlassian
6 17 (2.28%) SAP
7 14 (1.88%) New Relic
7 14 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.74%) Dynatrace
9 8 (1.07%) Adobe
9 8 (1.07%) Cisco
9 8 (1.07%) hybris
10 5 (0.67%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.67%) Citrix
10 5 (0.67%) Nintex
11 2 (0.27%) HP
11 2 (0.27%) RedGate
11 2 (0.27%) Sybase