Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 531 525
Rank change year-on-year +206 -6 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 847 444 772
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 694 359 617
10th Percentile £51,500 £55,375 £52,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +11.11%
75th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £96,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 82,213 93,949 139,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,418 76,325 112,066
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 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 +216 761 £80,000 +3.23% 126
London +142 448 £85,000 +3.03% 61
UK excluding London +192 338 £65,000 - 78
Work from Home -10 212 £75,000 -6.25% 24
North of England +75 117 £58,500 -6.40% 27
South East +71 79 £70,000 -6.67% 17
Yorkshire +39 62 £65,000 +18.18% 10
South West 0 47 £56,000 -6.67% 9
North West +46 43 £54,000 -16.92% 13
Midlands +39 42 £70,000 +19.66% 10
Scotland +4 34 £67,500 - 8
East Midlands +20 21 £58,750 +3.07% 3
West Midlands +11 21 £70,000 +16.67% 7
East of England +39 17 £72,500 +16.00% 2
North East +12 12 £54,500 +15.96% 4
Wales +23 1 £60,000 - 4
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 May 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.

1 847 (100.00%) DevOps
2 553 (65.29%) Terraform
3 526 (62.10%) AWS
4 497 (58.68%) Kubernetes
5 402 (47.46%) Docker
6 360 (42.50%) Linux
7 350 (41.32%) Azure
8 345 (40.73%) Ansible
9 333 (39.32%) Jenkins
10 325 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
11 317 (37.43%) Python
12 269 (31.76%) Infrastructure as Code
13 173 (20.43%) Configuration Management
14 156 (18.42%) Serverless
15 155 (18.30%) PowerShell
16 152 (17.95%) Git (software)
17 150 (17.71%) GCP
18 146 (17.24%) Finance
19 141 (16.65%) Java
19 141 (16.65%) GitLab
20 134 (15.82%) Mentoring
20 134 (15.82%) Bash Shell
21 133 (15.70%) Social Skills
22 131 (15.47%) Microservices
23 122 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
24 120 (14.17%) Puppet
25 113 (13.34%) Windows
26 112 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
27 107 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
28 105 (12.40%) Test 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 40 (4.72%) Apache
2 30 (3.54%) Confluence
3 25 (2.95%) IIS
4 20 (2.36%) nginx
5 16 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.83%) WordPress
9 6 (0.71%) Drupal
10 4 (0.47%) CMS
11 2 (0.24%) Traefik
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.12%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.12%) DNN
12 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.12%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 14 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.83%) Magento
3 4 (0.47%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 526 (62.10%) AWS
2 350 (41.32%) Azure
3 156 (18.42%) Serverless
4 150 (17.71%) GCP
5 97 (11.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 93 (10.98%) PaaS
7 76 (8.97%) AWS Lambda
8 67 (7.91%) GitHub
9 65 (7.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 64 (7.56%) IaaS
11 56 (6.61%) SaaS
12 52 (6.14%) Amazon ECS
13 51 (6.02%) Amazon EKS
14 49 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
15 40 (4.72%) OpenShift
16 38 (4.49%) Amazon S3
17 28 (3.31%) Azure Logic Apps
18 26 (3.07%) Datadog
19 24 (2.83%) Azure Functions
20 23 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.42%) Firewall
2 26 (3.07%) DNS
3 23 (2.72%) Internet
4 14 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.42%) HTTP
6 10 (1.18%) VPN
7 8 (0.94%) AMQP
8 7 (0.83%) SSL
9 6 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
10 5 (0.59%) DHCP
10 5 (0.59%) DMZ
11 3 (0.35%) SMS
12 2 (0.24%) Calico
12 2 (0.24%) FTP
12 2 (0.24%) IPv6
13 1 (0.12%) ADSL2
13 1 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (0.12%) IPsec
13 1 (0.12%) SSH
13 1 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.38%) MySQL
2 47 (5.55%) SQL Server
3 38 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (3.31%) Big Data
6 27 (3.19%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 22 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.65%) Redis
9 10 (1.18%) Blockchain
9 10 (1.18%) GIS
10 9 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.71%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.71%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 333 (39.32%) Jenkins
2 152 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 141 (16.65%) GitLab
4 64 (7.56%) JIRA
5 62 (7.32%) TeamCity
6 59 (6.97%) Bitbucket
7 37 (4.37%) CircleCI
8 26 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 21 (2.48%) GoCD
11 19 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (2.13%) SonarQube
12 18 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.77%) Travis CI
15 14 (1.65%) Artifactory
16 12 (1.42%) Maven
17 9 (1.06%) Selenium
18 8 (0.94%) Spinnaker
19 7 (0.83%) Gradle
General
1 146 (17.24%) Finance
2 133 (15.70%) Social Skills
3 41 (4.84%) Public Sector
4 39 (4.60%) Banking
5 36 (4.25%) Games
6 27 (3.19%) Marketing
7 22 (2.60%) Electronics
7 22 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.48%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (1.77%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
12 11 (1.30%) Wearables
13 10 (1.18%) Publishing
13 10 (1.18%) Retail
14 9 (1.06%) Billing
14 9 (1.06%) Law
15 7 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
16 6 (0.71%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (8.85%) Kafka
2 68 (8.03%) Node.js
3 63 (7.44%) .NET
4 43 (5.08%) Web Services
5 38 (4.49%) React
6 34 (4.01%) .NET Core
7 28 (3.31%) Apache Flex
8 27 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (3.19%) REST
9 24 (2.83%) .NET Framework
10 23 (2.72%) CSS
11 22 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (2.60%) jQuery
12 20 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (2.01%) ASP.NET
14 15 (1.77%) Django
15 14 (1.65%) Entity Framework
16 10 (1.18%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.18%) Zuul
17 8 (0.94%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.80%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (8.15%) Cloud Native
3 42 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 30 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.30%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.83%) Social Media
12 6 (0.71%) BYOD
12 6 (0.71%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.59%) Life Science
13 5 (0.59%) Replication
14 4 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 360 (42.50%) Linux
2 113 (13.34%) Windows
3 56 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 43 (5.08%) CentOS
5 43 (5.08%) Ubuntu
5 43 (5.08%) Unix
6 26 (3.07%) Alpine Linux
7 10 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.83%) AIX
9 4 (0.47%) Debian
9 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.24%) Solaris
10 2 (0.24%) SUSE
10 2 (0.24%) zOS
11 1 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (100.00%) DevOps
2 325 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (31.76%) Infrastructure as Code
4 173 (20.43%) Configuration Management
5 134 (15.82%) Mentoring
6 131 (15.47%) Microservices
7 122 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 105 (12.40%) Fintech
9 105 (12.40%) Test Automation
10 100 (11.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 94 (11.10%) Deployment Automation
12 88 (10.39%) Coaching
13 77 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
14 75 (8.85%) Software Engineering
15 70 (8.26%) Technical Leadership
16 63 (7.44%) Continuous Deployment
17 62 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
18 57 (6.73%) TDD
19 56 (6.61%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 317 (37.43%) Python
2 155 (18.30%) PowerShell
3 141 (16.65%) Java
4 134 (15.82%) Bash Shell
5 101 (11.92%) SQL
6 99 (11.69%) C#
7 90 (10.63%) Go
8 89 (10.51%) JavaScript
9 45 (5.31%) Ruby
10 23 (2.72%) PHP
11 22 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.60%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.42%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.30%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.94%) C++
14 8 (0.94%) Perl
15 7 (0.83%) Clojure
15 7 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.59%) Groovy
17 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.43%) Degree
4 23 (2.72%) AWS Certification
5 14 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) MCSE
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.01%) QA
2 12 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.18%) HIPAA
3 10 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.59%) WCAG
6 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) GRC
7 2 (0.24%) SLA
8 1 (0.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 402 (47.46%) Docker
2 53 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.18%) Xen
6 8 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.35%) HDFS
7 3 (0.35%) NFS
7 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.35%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Ceph
8 2 (0.24%) Gluster
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.24%) Varnish
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 553 (65.29%) Terraform
2 497 (58.68%) Kubernetes
3 345 (40.73%) Ansible
4 120 (14.17%) Puppet
5 107 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (6.02%) Istio
7 46 (5.43%) Prometheus
8 35 (4.13%) Grafana
9 15 (1.77%) Nagios
9 15 (1.77%) Packer
10 12 (1.42%) Rancher
11 10 (1.18%) Rundeck
12 8 (0.94%) Salt
13 6 (0.71%) linkerd
14 5 (0.59%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.47%) Argo
15 4 (0.47%) Consul
15 4 (0.47%) Graphite
15 4 (0.47%) Knative
16 3 (0.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 74 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.61%) Oracle
3 51 (6.02%) Google
4 43 (5.08%) Red Hat
5 42 (4.96%) VMware
6 25 (2.95%) Splunk
7 22 (2.60%) SAP
8 17 (2.01%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.65%) Cisco
9 14 (1.65%) Nintex
10 9 (1.06%) New Relic
11 8 (0.94%) AppDynamics
11 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.71%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.59%) Citrix
14 4 (0.47%) Apple
14 4 (0.47%) RedGate
14 4 (0.47%) SaltStack
15 3 (0.35%) F5
16 2 (0.24%) SolarWinds