Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps 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
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 489 579 690
Rank change year-on-year +90 +111 +120
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 731 713 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 548 561 470
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £53,813 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £101,625 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -

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
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior DevOps.

Salary trend for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DevOps over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

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 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 +99 662 £75,000 +2.04% 103
London +77 426 £80,000 +3.23% 45
UK excluding London +97 291 £70,000 +16.67% 69
South East +71 94 £75,000 +7.14% 22
Scotland +14 65 £65,000 +44.44% 9
South West +53 52 £65,100 +10.81% 6
North of England -5 52 £65,000 +18.18% 12
North West +13 36 £65,000 +23.81% 6
Midlands +16 14 £58,750 +2.17% 5
East of England +72 13 £61,250 +11.36% 14
Yorkshire +15 12 £60,000 +9.09% 6
West Midlands +14 8 £57,500 +4.55% 4
East Midlands +17 6 £70,000 -6.67% 1
North East +7 4 £59,140 +7.53%
Wales +3 2 £50,000 -13.04% 2

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 731 (100.00%) DevOps
2 438 (59.92%) AWS
3 418 (57.18%) Docker
4 384 (52.53%) Linux
4 384 (52.53%) Python
5 369 (50.48%) Ansible
5 369 (50.48%) Kubernetes
6 352 (48.15%) Terraform
7 305 (41.72%) Puppet
8 297 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
9 279 (38.17%) Azure
10 277 (37.89%) Jenkins
11 223 (30.51%) Opscode Chef
12 205 (28.04%) Bash Shell
13 202 (27.63%) Windows
14 192 (26.27%) Java
15 190 (25.99%) Finance
16 189 (25.85%) Infrastructure as Code
17 184 (25.17%) GCP
18 172 (23.53%) Configuration Management
19 165 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
20 145 (19.84%) PowerShell
21 132 (18.06%) Git (software)
22 120 (16.42%) Microservices
23 108 (14.77%) Ruby
24 99 (13.54%) Open Source
24 99 (13.54%) AWS CloudFormation
25 96 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery
26 95 (13.00%) Elastic Stack
26 95 (13.00%) Microsoft

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 46 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (4.92%) nginx
3 27 (3.69%) IIS
4 24 (3.28%) Apache
4 24 (3.28%) Apache Spark
4 24 (3.28%) Confluence
5 20 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.78%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.27%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.14%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.14%) CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 438 (59.92%) AWS
2 279 (38.17%) Azure
3 184 (25.17%) GCP
4 99 (13.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 65 (8.89%) IaaS
6 61 (8.34%) Amazon EC2
7 58 (7.93%) Serverless
8 50 (6.84%) AWS Lambda
8 50 (6.84%) GitHub
9 49 (6.70%) SaaS
10 47 (6.43%) PaaS
11 44 (6.02%) Amazon S3
12 31 (4.24%) Amazon ECS
13 30 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 29 (3.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (2.87%) Datadog
15 21 (2.87%) Slack
16 19 (2.60%) Sumo Logic
17 18 (2.46%) Route 53
18 17 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.98%) Firewall
2 45 (6.16%) VPN
3 36 (4.92%) DNS
4 22 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.87%) SSL
6 19 (2.60%) HTTP
7 13 (1.78%) DHCP
8 9 (1.23%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.09%) DMZ
10 7 (0.96%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.55%) Internet
12 3 (0.41%) SAN
12 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.41%) VLAN
13 2 (0.27%) BGP
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 1 (0.14%) AMQP
14 1 (0.14%) Calico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.43%) MySQL
2 46 (6.29%) Amazon RDS
3 40 (5.47%) Big Data
4 28 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 21 (2.87%) SQL Server
7 17 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (1.92%) Apache Hive
10 13 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.64%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.64%) Redis
12 10 (1.37%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.09%) HBase
13 8 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.09%) Sqoop
14 7 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
14 7 (0.96%) Power BI
15 6 (0.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 277 (37.89%) Jenkins
2 132 (18.06%) Git (software)
3 75 (10.26%) JIRA
4 69 (9.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 67 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (8.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 54 (7.39%) TeamCity
8 45 (6.16%) IBM UrbanCode
9 29 (3.97%) GitLab
10 28 (3.83%) Ant
11 27 (3.69%) Travis CI
12 24 (3.28%) Visual Studio
13 23 (3.15%) Maven
14 21 (2.87%) Apache Ivy
15 20 (2.74%) Subversion
15 20 (2.74%) Vagrant
16 16 (2.19%) GoCD
17 14 (1.92%) Selenium
18 13 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
19 12 (1.64%) Gradle
General
1 190 (25.99%) Finance
2 58 (7.93%) Banking
3 33 (4.51%) Retail
4 24 (3.28%) Games
5 14 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.50%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.23%) Law
8 8 (1.09%) Legal
9 7 (0.96%) Automotive
10 6 (0.82%) Advertising
10 6 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.55%) Marketing
12 3 (0.41%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Billing
14 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (13.00%) Elastic Stack
2 90 (12.31%) .NET
3 45 (6.16%) Web Services
4 35 (4.79%) Node.js
5 28 (3.83%) Kafka
6 24 (3.28%) Middleware
7 20 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (2.60%) .NET Core
9 11 (1.50%) JSON
10 9 (1.23%) OAuth
10 9 (1.23%) React
10 9 (1.23%) Velocity
11 8 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.09%) LDAP
11 8 (1.09%) SAML
11 8 (1.09%) Sensu
11 8 (1.09%) Spring Boot
12 7 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 37 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.60%) PlayStation
6 17 (2.33%) Cloud Native
7 16 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (2.05%) Replication
9 11 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
10 10 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.23%) Online Gambling
12 8 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.68%) User Experience
16 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
16 4 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 384 (52.53%) Linux
2 202 (27.63%) Windows
3 52 (7.11%) Unix
4 30 (4.10%) CentOS
5 24 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 19 (2.60%) Mesosphere
7 17 (2.33%) VMS
8 10 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.82%) Debian
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.55%) Android
11 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 731 (100.00%) DevOps
2 297 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (25.85%) Infrastructure as Code
4 172 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 165 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
6 120 (16.42%) Microservices
7 99 (13.54%) Open Source
8 96 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 91 (12.45%) Fintech
10 88 (12.04%) Software Engineering
11 84 (11.49%) Test Automation
12 72 (9.85%) SDLC
13 62 (8.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 59 (8.07%) Continuous Deployment
14 59 (8.07%) Scrum
15 58 (7.93%) Computer Science
15 58 (7.93%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 54 (7.39%) High Availability
17 52 (7.11%) Migration
18 51 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 384 (52.53%) Python
2 205 (28.04%) Bash Shell
3 192 (26.27%) Java
4 145 (19.84%) PowerShell
5 108 (14.77%) Ruby
6 84 (11.49%) Go
7 81 (11.08%) SQL
8 79 (10.81%) C#
9 48 (6.57%) JavaScript
10 45 (6.16%) Shell Script
11 28 (3.83%) Perl
12 27 (3.69%) C++
13 20 (2.74%) Groovy
14 14 (1.92%) PHP
15 9 (1.23%) C
15 9 (1.23%) Scala
15 9 (1.23%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.96%) Java 8
17 6 (0.82%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (9.58%) Degree
2 28 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.15%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (0.82%) RHCE
8 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.41%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.27%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.27%) MCTS
10 2 (0.27%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.14%) CCNP
11 1 (0.14%) ISEB
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.14%) MCP
11 1 (0.14%) MCSA
11 1 (0.14%) MCSE
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.34%) QA
2 11 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 418 (57.18%) Docker
2 34 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (3.83%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.23%) oVirt
5 9 (1.23%) RHEV
6 8 (1.09%) HDFS
6 8 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.96%) OpenSSH
8 3 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.27%) LXC
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.27%) NFS
9 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.27%) vSphere
9 2 (0.27%) Xen
10 1 (0.14%) KVM
10 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 369 (50.48%) Ansible
1 369 (50.48%) Kubernetes
2 352 (48.15%) Terraform
3 305 (41.72%) Puppet
4 223 (30.51%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (9.17%) Prometheus
6 51 (6.98%) Packer
7 46 (6.29%) Consul
8 40 (5.47%) Grafana
9 36 (4.92%) Salt
10 33 (4.51%) Rancher
11 27 (3.69%) Nagios
12 26 (3.56%) Kibana
13 20 (2.74%) ZABBIX
14 19 (2.60%) Automic
15 17 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
16 15 (2.05%) Graphite
16 15 (2.05%) logstash
17 13 (1.78%) Rundeck
18 11 (1.50%) StatsD
Vendors
1 95 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.99%) Google
3 55 (7.52%) Splunk
4 39 (5.34%) AppDynamics
5 27 (3.69%) VMware
6 26 (3.56%) New Relic
7 23 (3.15%) WorldPay
8 21 (2.87%) Micro Focus
9 17 (2.33%) Citrix
9 17 (2.33%) Oracle
9 17 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.78%) Delphix
10 13 (1.78%) RedGate
10 13 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.64%) CyberArk
11 12 (1.64%) PagerDuty
12 10 (1.37%) Dynatrace
12 10 (1.37%) Teradata
13 8 (1.09%) Cloudera
13 8 (1.09%) Hortonworks