Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 478 598 712
Rank change year-on-year +120 +114 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 841 691 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 620 511 448
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £52,930 £47,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £89,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,100 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.22% +4.55% -

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 133,226 159,922 169,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,023 128,869 136,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Top 16 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 22 September 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 +125 732 £75,000 +4.17% 81
London +116 470 £80,000 +3.23% 39
UK excluding London +123 352 £65,100 +13.22% 49
South East +75 98 £74,000 +13.85% 13
Scotland +49 95 £58,563 -2.39% 6
North of England -40 63 £60,000 +14.29% 9
South West +46 56 £70,000 +16.67% 6
North West -2 44 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Midlands +22 18 £56,250 -11.76% 5
East of England +68 16 £65,000 +18.18% 9
Yorkshire -10 15 £60,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands +31 13 £56,250 -25.00% 4
Northern Ireland 0 6 £70,000 +16.67%
West Midlands +20 5 £50,250 -8.64% 1
North East +4 4 £59,140 +10.03%
Wales +5 1 £40,000 -23.81% 1

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 841 (100.00%) DevOps
2 565 (67.18%) AWS
3 469 (55.77%) Python
4 465 (55.29%) Linux
5 457 (54.34%) Docker
6 441 (52.44%) Ansible
7 428 (50.89%) Terraform
8 411 (48.87%) Kubernetes
9 367 (43.64%) Puppet
10 351 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
11 334 (39.71%) Jenkins
12 313 (37.22%) Azure
13 283 (33.65%) Opscode Chef
14 244 (29.01%) Configuration Management
15 242 (28.78%) Windows
16 229 (27.23%) Infrastructure as Code
17 222 (26.40%) Bash Shell
18 216 (25.68%) Finance
19 214 (25.45%) Java
20 211 (25.09%) GCP
21 196 (23.31%) Git (software)
22 191 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
23 173 (20.57%) PowerShell
24 147 (17.48%) Elastic Stack
25 144 (17.12%) Microservices
26 134 (15.93%) Continuous Delivery
27 125 (14.86%) Open Source
28 121 (14.39%) Test Automation
28 121 (14.39%) Ruby
29 117 (13.91%) Software Engineering

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 66 (7.85%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (5.35%) IIS
3 30 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 29 (3.45%) Confluence
5 26 (3.09%) nginx
6 18 (2.14%) Apache
7 15 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.66%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.24%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.12%) CMS
11 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.07%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 565 (67.18%) AWS
2 313 (37.22%) Azure
3 211 (25.09%) GCP
4 103 (12.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 96 (11.41%) Amazon EC2
6 78 (9.27%) Serverless
7 68 (8.09%) Amazon S3
8 62 (7.37%) AWS Lambda
9 56 (6.66%) GitHub
9 56 (6.66%) IaaS
10 54 (6.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 50 (5.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 48 (5.71%) SaaS
13 42 (4.99%) Amazon ECS
13 42 (4.99%) PaaS
14 38 (4.52%) Amazon SQS
15 31 (3.69%) Route 53
16 20 (2.38%) Slack
16 20 (2.38%) Sumo Logic
17 15 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.23%) Firewall
2 37 (4.40%) DNS
3 34 (4.04%) VPN
4 30 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.26%) DHCP
6 14 (1.66%) SSL
7 10 (1.19%) HTTP
8 7 (0.83%) DMZ
9 6 (0.71%) SAN
10 5 (0.59%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.59%) Network Security
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (0.48%) VLAN
12 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.36%) SMTP
12 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.24%) Internet
13 2 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.56%) Amazon RDS
2 58 (6.90%) MySQL
3 48 (5.71%) Big Data
4 30 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 23 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.62%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.50%) MongoDB
8 19 (2.26%) SQL Server
9 18 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.90%) MariaDB
11 14 (1.66%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.43%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.07%) Redis
14 8 (0.95%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.95%) DataStage
14 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2017
14 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.71%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 334 (39.71%) Jenkins
2 196 (23.31%) Git (software)
3 103 (12.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 97 (11.53%) JIRA
5 92 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 83 (9.87%) TeamCity
7 70 (8.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 60 (7.13%) IBM UrbanCode
9 44 (5.23%) Travis CI
10 37 (4.40%) Subversion
11 31 (3.69%) GoCD
12 30 (3.57%) Visual Studio
13 24 (2.85%) GitLab
14 23 (2.73%) Ant
15 21 (2.50%) Apache Ivy
16 19 (2.26%) Vagrant
17 17 (2.02%) Selenium
17 17 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
18 15 (1.78%) Maven
18 15 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 216 (25.68%) Finance
2 56 (6.66%) Banking
3 41 (4.88%) Retail
4 16 (1.90%) Financial Institution
4 16 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.66%) Marketing
6 13 (1.55%) Games
7 10 (1.19%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.07%) Advertising
8 9 (1.07%) Automotive
8 9 (1.07%) Law
9 8 (0.95%) Legal
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
10 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (17.48%) Elastic Stack
2 104 (12.37%) .NET
3 52 (6.18%) Kafka
4 45 (5.35%) Web Services
5 39 (4.64%) Node.js
6 34 (4.04%) .NET Core
7 27 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (2.38%) JSON
8 20 (2.38%) Middleware
9 15 (1.78%) React
10 14 (1.66%) Sensu
11 12 (1.43%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.43%) LDAP
11 12 (1.43%) Redux
11 12 (1.43%) REST
12 11 (1.31%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (1.31%) Velocity
13 7 (0.83%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.71%) Celery
14 6 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.68%) Public Cloud
2 37 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.80%) Cloud Native
4 27 (3.21%) PlayStation
4 27 (3.21%) Replication
5 26 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.97%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.19%) Clustering
11 8 (0.95%) PKI
12 7 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.71%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (0.71%) Online Gambling
13 6 (0.71%) User Experience
14 5 (0.59%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 465 (55.29%) Linux
2 242 (28.78%) Windows
3 63 (7.49%) Unix
4 44 (5.23%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.21%) Mesosphere
6 23 (2.73%) CentOS
7 20 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.14%) VMS
9 10 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.95%) Debian
11 3 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Android
13 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (100.00%) DevOps
2 351 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (29.01%) Configuration Management
4 229 (27.23%) Infrastructure as Code
5 191 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
6 144 (17.12%) Microservices
7 134 (15.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 125 (14.86%) Open Source
9 121 (14.39%) Test Automation
10 117 (13.91%) Software Engineering
11 104 (12.37%) Mentoring
12 80 (9.51%) Fintech
13 76 (9.04%) SDLC
14 75 (8.92%) Scrum
15 68 (8.09%) Continuous Deployment
16 66 (7.85%) Software Delivery
17 65 (7.73%) Computer Science
18 61 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
19 58 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
19 58 (6.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 469 (55.77%) Python
2 222 (26.40%) Bash Shell
3 214 (25.45%) Java
4 173 (20.57%) PowerShell
5 121 (14.39%) Ruby
6 105 (12.49%) Go
7 86 (10.23%) C#
8 84 (9.99%) SQL
9 59 (7.02%) Shell Script
10 58 (6.90%) JavaScript
11 39 (4.64%) Perl
12 18 (2.14%) C++
13 15 (1.78%) Groovy
14 12 (1.43%) PHP
14 12 (1.43%) Scala
15 8 (0.95%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.95%) R
16 6 (0.71%) C
16 6 (0.71%) Java 8
17 4 (0.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 79 (9.39%) Degree
2 31 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 13 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (0.71%) RHCE
6 5 (0.59%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.36%) MCTS
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.36%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.36%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.36%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) LPIC
8 2 (0.24%) RHCT
9 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.02%) QA
2 8 (0.95%) GDPR
3 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 457 (54.34%) Docker
2 39 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (4.16%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.83%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.59%) oVirt
7 5 (0.59%) RHEV
8 4 (0.48%) HDFS
8 4 (0.48%) OpenSSH
9 3 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.24%) LXC
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.24%) Varnish
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.24%) vSphere
11 1 (0.12%) KVM
11 1 (0.12%) XenApp
11 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 441 (52.44%) Ansible
2 428 (50.89%) Terraform
3 411 (48.87%) Kubernetes
4 367 (43.64%) Puppet
5 283 (33.65%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (10.46%) Prometheus
7 69 (8.20%) Packer
8 63 (7.49%) Consul
9 58 (6.90%) Nagios
10 57 (6.78%) Grafana
11 36 (4.28%) Kibana
12 35 (4.16%) Salt
13 27 (3.21%) Automic
14 24 (2.85%) Rundeck
15 23 (2.73%) ZABBIX
16 20 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (2.26%) logstash
17 19 (2.26%) Rancher
18 17 (2.02%) Graphite
19 10 (1.19%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 88 (10.46%) Splunk
2 86 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 72 (8.56%) Google
4 48 (5.71%) AppDynamics
5 39 (4.64%) New Relic
6 28 (3.33%) VMware
7 25 (2.97%) Oracle
8 24 (2.85%) Delphix
8 24 (2.85%) RedGate
8 24 (2.85%) ServiceNow
9 21 (2.50%) Micro Focus
10 19 (2.26%) Citrix
10 19 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.26%) WorldPay
11 16 (1.90%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.31%) Dynatrace
13 10 (1.19%) Teradata
14 9 (1.07%) CyberArk
14 9 (1.07%) PagerDuty
15 8 (0.95%) Trend Micro