Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 556 670 799
Rank change year-on-year +114 +129 +146
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 690 565 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 546 438 312
UK median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £59,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.93% +2.61% +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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +107 616 £75,000 +11.11% 89
London +115 412 £80,000 +12.28% 59
UK excluding London +61 271 £62,500 +5.93% 36
South East +55 76 £75,000 +25.00% 12
North of England +27 76 £56,250 -6.25% 5
Scotland +20 63 £45,000 -14.29% 3
North West +32 47 £53,750 -17.31% 3
Midlands +39 27 £57,500 -2.54% 5
West Midlands +38 17 £55,000 -6.78% 3
Yorkshire +9 17 £61,102 +22.20% 2
South West -7 17 £62,500 - 6
North East +16 12 £58,750 -2.08%
East Midlands +10 10 £75,000 +87.50% 2
East of England +9 8 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Wales +4 4 £58,750 +23.68% 2

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 690 (100.00%) DevOps
2 480 (69.57%) Amazon AWS
3 420 (60.87%) Linux
4 393 (56.96%) Docker
5 392 (56.81%) Ansible
6 368 (53.33%) Python
7 323 (46.81%) Terraform
8 297 (43.04%) Puppet
9 295 (42.75%) Jenkins
10 286 (41.45%) Kubernetes
11 273 (39.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 268 (38.84%) Opscode Chef
13 261 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
14 223 (32.32%) Configuration Management
15 199 (28.84%) Continuous Integration
16 174 (25.22%) Java
17 172 (24.93%) Git (software)
18 165 (23.91%) Google Cloud Platform
19 151 (21.88%) Bash Shell
20 146 (21.16%) Windows
21 128 (18.55%) Ruby
22 121 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
23 116 (16.81%) Open Source
24 115 (16.67%) Finance
25 113 (16.38%) Microservices
26 108 (15.65%) PowerShell
27 105 (15.22%) C#
28 100 (14.49%) Go
29 97 (14.06%) Software Engineering
30 93 (13.48%) AWS CloudFormation

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 34 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (2.61%) nginx
2 18 (2.61%) OpenStack
3 14 (2.03%) Apache
3 14 (2.03%) Confluence
3 14 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.74%) Ethereum
5 10 (1.45%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.30%) IIS
7 8 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.87%) CMS
9 5 (0.72%) JBoss
10 4 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.29%) Drupal
11 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.29%) Mule
11 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.29%) WordPress
12 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 480 (69.57%) Amazon AWS
2 273 (39.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (23.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 93 (13.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 63 (9.13%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (5.22%) Amazon S3
7 31 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 28 (4.06%) GitHub
8 28 (4.06%) SaaS
9 25 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (3.62%) Serverless
10 22 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (2.90%) CloudFront
12 17 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 16 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (2.17%) Route 53
15 14 (2.03%) Datadog
16 13 (1.88%) OpenShift
17 12 (1.74%) IBM Cloud
18 11 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.49%) DNS
2 28 (4.06%) Firewall
3 17 (2.46%) VPN
4 13 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.30%) SSL
6 8 (1.16%) Internet
6 8 (1.16%) LAN
6 8 (1.16%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (0.87%) WAN
8 5 (0.72%) VLAN
9 4 (0.58%) Broadband
9 4 (0.58%) DHCP
9 4 (0.58%) HTTP
9 4 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.58%) SAN
9 4 (0.58%) SNMP
10 3 (0.43%) DSL
10 3 (0.43%) SSH
11 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.38%) NoSQL
2 41 (5.94%) Amazon RDS
2 41 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.65%) MySQL
4 38 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (4.64%) Big Data
5 32 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (3.33%) Blockchain
8 14 (2.03%) Redis
9 13 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.74%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.30%) MariaDB
12 8 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
15 3 (0.43%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 295 (42.75%) Jenkins
2 172 (24.93%) Git (software)
3 77 (11.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 68 (9.86%) TeamCity
6 64 (9.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 54 (7.83%) Visual Studio
8 50 (7.25%) IBM UrbanCode
9 49 (7.10%) Subversion
10 48 (6.96%) JIRA
10 48 (6.96%) Maven
11 42 (6.09%) Travis CI
12 39 (5.65%) Selenium
13 35 (5.07%) Visual Studio Team System
14 26 (3.77%) GoCD
14 26 (3.77%) Gradle
15 25 (3.62%) GitLab
16 22 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
16 22 (3.19%) SpecFlow
17 21 (3.04%) Vagrant
General
1 115 (16.67%) Finance
2 29 (4.20%) Banking
3 26 (3.77%) Games
4 22 (3.19%) Law
5 12 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.74%) Retail
6 8 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.72%) Automotive
7 5 (0.72%) Legal
7 5 (0.72%) Marketing
8 4 (0.58%) Advertising
8 4 (0.58%) Front Office
8 4 (0.58%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.19%) Elastic Stack
2 89 (12.90%) Web Services
3 74 (10.72%) .NET
4 26 (3.77%) J2EE
5 24 (3.48%) Kafka
5 24 (3.48%) Node.js
5 24 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (3.04%) AngularJS
6 21 (3.04%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.75%) Sensu
8 17 (2.46%) React
8 17 (2.46%) RESTful
9 13 (1.88%) LDAP
10 12 (1.74%) J2SE
11 7 (1.01%) HTML
12 6 (0.87%) HTML5
12 6 (0.87%) REST
13 5 (0.72%) CSS
13 5 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
14 4 (0.58%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.83%) Fintech
2 49 (7.10%) Public Cloud
3 35 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.48%) PlayStation
5 19 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.32%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.03%) Semantic Web
10 12 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (1.01%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.72%) User Experience
15 4 (0.58%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.58%) Clustering
15 4 (0.58%) Replication
15 4 (0.58%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 420 (60.87%) Linux
2 146 (21.16%) Windows
3 89 (12.90%) Unix
4 55 (7.97%) CentOS
5 32 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.48%) Mesosphere
7 20 (2.90%) Ubuntu
8 17 (2.46%) Debian
9 12 (1.74%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.58%) Android
11 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.43%) Fedora
12 3 (0.43%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (100.00%) DevOps
2 261 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (32.32%) Configuration Management
4 199 (28.84%) Continuous Integration
5 121 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 116 (16.81%) Open Source
7 113 (16.38%) Microservices
8 97 (14.06%) Software Engineering
9 80 (11.59%) Mentoring
10 76 (11.01%) Test Automation
11 73 (10.58%) Scrum
12 57 (8.26%) Software Delivery
13 53 (7.68%) Continuous Deployment
14 50 (7.25%) Deployment Automation
15 48 (6.96%) BDD
16 46 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (6.52%) Artificial Intelligence
17 45 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 37 (5.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 35 (5.07%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 368 (53.33%) Python
2 174 (25.22%) Java
3 151 (21.88%) Bash Shell
4 128 (18.55%) Ruby
5 108 (15.65%) PowerShell
6 105 (15.22%) C#
7 100 (14.49%) Go
8 54 (7.83%) SQL
9 36 (5.22%) Perl
10 32 (4.64%) PHP
11 31 (4.49%) C++
12 29 (4.20%) Shell Script
13 22 (3.19%) JavaScript
14 17 (2.46%) C
15 14 (2.03%) Scala
16 13 (1.88%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.01%) Groovy
18 5 (0.72%) Korn
19 2 (0.29%) Rust
20 1 (0.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 44 (6.38%) Degree
2 16 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.17%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.58%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.14%) MCSE
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.52%) QA
2 7 (1.01%) SLA
3 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 393 (56.96%) Docker
2 16 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.58%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.58%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.43%) LXC
7 3 (0.43%) NFS
7 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.29%) KVM
8 2 (0.29%) QEMU
8 2 (0.29%) Samba
8 2 (0.29%) Xen
9 1 (0.14%) Gluster
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 392 (56.81%) Ansible
2 323 (46.81%) Terraform
3 297 (43.04%) Puppet
4 286 (41.45%) Kubernetes
5 268 (38.84%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (8.12%) Consul
6 56 (8.12%) Prometheus
7 34 (4.93%) Salt
8 28 (4.06%) Rundeck
9 24 (3.48%) Automic
10 21 (3.04%) Graphite
11 19 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
12 18 (2.61%) ZABBIX
13 15 (2.17%) Nagios
14 14 (2.03%) Packer
15 13 (1.88%) Kibana
16 12 (1.74%) Grafana
16 12 (1.74%) HAProxy
17 11 (1.59%) Rancher
18 9 (1.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 70 (10.14%) Google
2 64 (9.28%) Splunk
3 60 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 34 (4.93%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.06%) RedGate
6 26 (3.77%) Delphix
6 26 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 26 (3.77%) VMware
7 23 (3.33%) SaltStack
8 11 (1.59%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.45%) New Relic
9 10 (1.45%) Oracle
10 9 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.72%) Intapp
12 4 (0.58%) PagerDuty
13 3 (0.43%) Veritas
14 2 (0.29%) Adobe
14 2 (0.29%) Cisco
14 2 (0.29%) IBM
14 2 (0.29%) Perforce