Period
to

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

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
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 402 339 530
Rank change year-on-year -63 +191 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 1,451 861 407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.93% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.00% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 602 696 334
10th Percentile £63,750 £51,500 £56,250
25th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £100,750 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -

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 153,619 85,920 86,684
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 92.40% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 83,064 65,325 70,357
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 27 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Top 18 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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 1,214 £82,500 +3.13% 98
London -57 861 £87,500 +2.94% 60
Work from Home -80 705 £80,000 - 44
UK excluding London -155 354 £75,000 +15.38% 43
South East -35 130 £73,750 +3.51% 7
North of England -122 81 £77,500 +24.00% 14
South West -44 45 £75,000 +30.43% 6
Midlands -54 42 £68,750 -1.79% 8
Yorkshire -79 42 £80,000 +23.08% 5
North West -81 33 £72,500 +26.09% 7
East of England -75 26 £80,000 +18.52% 3
West Midlands -53 25 £77,500 +10.71% 3
Scotland -74 22 £82,500 +24.06% 4
East Midlands -37 15 £55,000 -2.22% 5
North East -14 6 £57,500 +5.50% 2
Wales -37 5 £42,242 -31.03% 1
Northern Ireland -16 2 £70,000 -9.68%
Isle of Man +18 1 £90,000 +30.43%

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, Senior DevOps job roles required the following 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 1,451 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,107 (76.29%) AWS
3 1,034 (71.26%) CI/CD
4 1,002 (69.06%) Terraform
5 995 (68.57%) Kubernetes
6 814 (56.10%) Docker
7 806 (55.55%) Azure
8 714 (49.21%) Python
9 669 (46.11%) Ansible
10 647 (44.59%) GCP
11 641 (44.18%) Linux
12 632 (43.56%) Agile
13 629 (43.35%) Jenkins
14 615 (42.38%) Infrastructure as Code
15 443 (30.53%) Finance
16 364 (25.09%) AWS CloudFormation
17 338 (23.29%) Serverless
18 313 (21.57%) Configuration Management
19 312 (21.50%) Microservices
20 308 (21.23%) Test Automation
21 301 (20.74%) Puppet
22 299 (20.61%) Git (software)
23 294 (20.26%) Bash
24 283 (19.50%) Go
25 252 (17.37%) Cloud Native
26 245 (16.88%) Java
27 240 (16.54%) PowerShell
28 233 (16.06%) Opscode Chef
29 232 (15.99%) Software Engineering
30 218 (15.02%) Coaching

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
1 109 (7.51%) IIS
2 103 (7.10%) Tomcat
3 95 (6.55%) JBoss
4 80 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (2.00%) nginx
6 21 (1.45%) Confluence
7 18 (1.24%) OpenStack
8 17 (1.17%) Apache
9 15 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
9 15 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (0.83%) CMS
10 12 (0.83%) Headless CMS
11 9 (0.62%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
13 1 (0.069%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.069%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.069%) Luigi
Applications
1 8 (0.55%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 12 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.76%) Summit
3 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.069%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,107 (76.29%) AWS
2 806 (55.55%) Azure
3 647 (44.59%) GCP
4 364 (25.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 338 (23.29%) Serverless
6 163 (11.23%) SaaS
7 159 (10.96%) PaaS
8 155 (10.68%) AWS Lambda
9 152 (10.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 133 (9.17%) OpenShift
11 115 (7.93%) Amazon ECS
12 114 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
13 112 (7.72%) AWS CodePipeline
14 106 (7.31%) GitHub
15 97 (6.69%) Cloud Functions
16 95 (6.55%) Amazon S3
16 95 (6.55%) Azure Stack
17 90 (6.20%) Amazon EKS
18 67 (4.62%) Datadog
19 66 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 168 (11.58%) Firewall
2 106 (7.31%) Internet
3 48 (3.31%) DNS
4 32 (2.21%) VPN
5 22 (1.52%) HTTP
6 15 (1.03%) IPv4
6 15 (1.03%) IPv6
6 15 (1.03%) VoIP
7 13 (0.90%) DSL
8 12 (0.83%) SMS
8 12 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (0.69%) FTP
10 9 (0.62%) PPP
11 8 (0.55%) Broadband
12 6 (0.41%) AMQP
12 6 (0.41%) WebEx
13 5 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
13 5 (0.34%) WAN
14 4 (0.28%) SNMP
14 4 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.58%) NoSQL
2 96 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
3 92 (6.34%) Amazon RDS
4 87 (6.00%) MySQL
5 82 (5.65%) Relational Database
6 56 (3.86%) MongoDB
7 50 (3.45%) SQL Server
8 40 (2.76%) Big Data
8 40 (2.76%) Redis
9 37 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 33 (2.27%) RDBMS
11 31 (2.14%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.86%) Amazon Aurora
12 27 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
13 26 (1.79%) Power BI
14 21 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.17%) ArangoDB
16 15 (1.03%) Amazon Athena
17 13 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
17 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 629 (43.35%) Jenkins
2 299 (20.61%) Git (software)
3 119 (8.20%) TeamCity
4 111 (7.65%) Subversion
5 106 (7.31%) GitLab
6 103 (7.10%) CircleCI
7 76 (5.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 71 (4.89%) JIRA
9 63 (4.34%) Gradle
10 59 (4.07%) Bitbucket
11 48 (3.31%) Maven
12 44 (3.03%) Artifactory
13 38 (2.62%) SonarQube
13 38 (2.62%) Travis CI
14 35 (2.41%) GoCD
14 35 (2.41%) Selenium
15 33 (2.27%) Cucumber
16 26 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (1.38%) Spinnaker
18 18 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 443 (30.53%) Finance
2 195 (13.44%) Social Skills
3 175 (12.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 144 (9.92%) Banking
5 117 (8.06%) Public Sector
6 112 (7.72%) Manufacturing
7 97 (6.69%) Games
8 90 (6.20%) Retail
9 46 (3.17%) Marketing
10 38 (2.62%) Legal
11 30 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (2.00%) Automotive
13 21 (1.45%) Electronics
13 21 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
13 21 (1.45%) Publishing
14 19 (1.31%) Financial Institution
15 17 (1.17%) Tech for Good
16 15 (1.03%) Telecoms
17 14 (0.96%) Front Office
18 13 (0.90%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (12.41%) Elastic Stack
2 123 (8.48%) Node.js
3 113 (7.79%) Kafka
4 82 (5.65%) REST
5 79 (5.44%) .NET
6 67 (4.62%) React
7 40 (2.76%) Web Services
8 38 (2.62%) Spring
9 36 (2.48%) Unreal Engine
9 36 (2.48%) Velocity
10 35 (2.41%) GraphQL
11 32 (2.21%) RESTful
12 30 (2.07%) JSON
13 26 (1.79%) Spring Boot
14 19 (1.31%) YAML
15 18 (1.24%) JSON Schema
15 18 (1.24%) LEMP Stack
16 17 (1.17%) Django
17 16 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
18 15 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 252 (17.37%) Cloud Native
2 117 (8.06%) Linux Command Line
3 109 (7.51%) Public Cloud
4 101 (6.96%) Private Cloud
5 95 (6.55%) Life Science
6 94 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
7 59 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
8 58 (4.00%) Virtual Team
9 51 (3.51%) User Experience
10 50 (3.45%) Mobile App
11 48 (3.31%) Social Network
12 37 (2.55%) Blog
13 34 (2.34%) Legacy Systems
14 26 (1.79%) FMCG
15 25 (1.72%) iPhone
15 25 (1.72%) Management Information System
16 23 (1.59%) Blockchain
17 21 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
18 18 (1.24%) Client/Server
18 18 (1.24%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 641 (44.18%) Linux
2 217 (14.96%) Windows
3 122 (8.41%) Windows Server
4 108 (7.44%) Unix
5 26 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.45%) CentOS
7 14 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.62%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.55%) Android
9 8 (0.55%) Mesosphere
10 5 (0.34%) Solaris
10 5 (0.34%) VMS
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.069%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,451 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1,034 (71.26%) CI/CD
3 632 (43.56%) Agile
4 615 (42.38%) Infrastructure as Code
5 313 (21.57%) Configuration Management
6 312 (21.50%) Microservices
7 308 (21.23%) Test Automation
8 232 (15.99%) Software Engineering
9 218 (15.02%) Coaching
10 216 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
11 190 (13.09%) Mentoring
12 186 (12.82%) SDLC
13 184 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
14 160 (11.03%) High Availability
15 157 (10.82%) Open Source
16 134 (9.24%) Build Automation
17 131 (9.03%) Continuous Delivery
18 128 (8.82%) Observability
19 127 (8.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 118 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 714 (49.21%) Python
2 294 (20.26%) Bash
3 283 (19.50%) Go
4 245 (16.88%) Java
5 240 (16.54%) PowerShell
6 172 (11.85%) Groovy
7 133 (9.17%) Ruby
8 131 (9.03%) SQL
9 91 (6.27%) JavaScript
10 76 (5.24%) C#
11 61 (4.20%) TypeScript
12 30 (2.07%) PHP
13 29 (2.00%) Scala
14 21 (1.45%) Rust
15 19 (1.31%) C++
16 16 (1.10%) Kotlin
16 16 (1.10%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.62%) ES6
19 8 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (5.17%) Degree
2 44 (3.03%) AWS Certification
2 44 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.10%) Master's Degree
5 12 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.34%) PhD
8 4 (0.28%) CCNA
8 4 (0.28%) CCNP
8 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.28%) JNCIA
8 4 (0.28%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.14%) CEH
10 2 (0.14%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.14%) ISSEP
10 2 (0.14%) OSCP
11 1 (0.069%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.65%) SOC 2
2 21 (1.45%) QA
3 15 (1.03%) GDPR
4 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.34%) SLA
5 3 (0.21%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 814 (56.10%) Docker
2 100 (6.89%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (2.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 20 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.83%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.28%) LXC
7 2 (0.14%) Ceph
7 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1,002 (69.06%) Terraform
2 995 (68.57%) Kubernetes
3 669 (46.11%) Ansible
4 301 (20.74%) Puppet
5 233 (16.06%) Opscode Chef
6 151 (10.41%) Prometheus
7 95 (6.55%) Grafana
8 64 (4.41%) Packer
9 60 (4.14%) Istio
10 33 (2.27%) Fortio
10 33 (2.27%) Kiali
11 31 (2.14%) Kibana
12 30 (2.07%) Graphite
13 26 (1.79%) Consul
14 20 (1.38%) Graylog
15 18 (1.24%) Argo
15 18 (1.24%) HAProxy
16 16 (1.10%) Mesos
17 15 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
17 15 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 137 (9.44%) Splunk
2 129 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 96 (6.62%) Google
4 42 (2.89%) Oracle
5 41 (2.83%) New Relic
6 33 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 31 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (2.00%) Perforce
9 28 (1.93%) Dell
10 26 (1.79%) Facebook
10 26 (1.79%) SaltStack
11 23 (1.59%) VMware
12 22 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.52%) SAP
13 16 (1.10%) F5
14 15 (1.03%) PagerDuty
15 11 (0.76%) AppDynamics
15 11 (0.76%) IBM
16 9 (0.62%) Alibaba
16 9 (0.62%) Sun