Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 535 547 648
Rank change year-on-year +12 +101 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 545 718 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.48% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 429 584 502
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.52% -0.37%
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,375 £47,850
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

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 117,361 144,850 169,833
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.93% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,006 115,990 139,501
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +14 504 £75,500 +0.67% 101
London +10 349 £80,000 - 51
UK excluding London +19 189 £65,000 - 57
South East +25 68 £80,000 +6.67% 13
North of England +70 42 £62,500 -3.85% 17
Scotland +3 33 £68,750 +52.78% 5
North West +48 31 £65,000 - 6
South West +61 23 £60,000 -4.00% 6
Yorkshire +35 10 £58,750 +2.17% 10
East of England +52 9 £62,500 +13.64% 7
Midlands +20 9 £60,000 +2.13% 7
West Midlands +30 6 £58,750 +4.44% 5
Wales -3 5 £60,000 +2.13% 2
East Midlands +23 3 £77,500 +3.33% 2
North East +5 1 £71,561 +0.00% 1

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 545 (100.00%) DevOps
2 337 (61.83%) Docker
3 306 (56.15%) AWS
4 293 (53.76%) Kubernetes
5 291 (53.39%) Ansible
6 260 (47.71%) Linux
7 258 (47.34%) Python
8 245 (44.95%) Terraform
9 218 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 189 (34.68%) Puppet
11 181 (33.21%) Jenkins
12 180 (33.03%) Azure
13 144 (26.42%) Finance
14 140 (25.69%) Java
15 137 (25.14%) Opscode Chef
16 129 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
17 127 (23.30%) Bash Shell
18 126 (23.12%) Windows
19 115 (21.10%) GCP
20 111 (20.37%) Infrastructure as Code
21 103 (18.90%) Configuration Management
22 100 (18.35%) Git (software)
23 91 (16.70%) PowerShell
24 76 (13.94%) Microservices
25 74 (13.58%) Fintech
26 69 (12.66%) Google
27 67 (12.29%) AWS CloudFormation
28 64 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
28 64 (11.74%) Microsoft
29 63 (11.56%) SQL

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 29 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.85%) nginx
3 16 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 15 (2.75%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.20%) IIS
6 10 (1.83%) Apache
7 9 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.65%) Confluence
8 8 (1.47%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.18%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 306 (56.15%) AWS
2 180 (33.03%) Azure
3 115 (21.10%) GCP
4 67 (12.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 57 (10.46%) IaaS
6 42 (7.71%) Serverless
7 39 (7.16%) PaaS
8 36 (6.61%) SaaS
9 35 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (5.32%) Amazon ECS
11 27 (4.95%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (4.95%) GitHub
12 24 (4.40%) Amazon S3
13 20 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (3.12%) Datadog
15 14 (2.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 13 (2.39%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (2.20%) OpenShift
18 10 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.69%) Firewall
2 28 (5.14%) VPN
3 22 (4.04%) DNS
4 15 (2.75%) HTTP
4 15 (2.75%) SSL
5 14 (2.57%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.28%) DHCP
6 7 (1.28%) Internet
6 7 (1.28%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.92%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.92%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.73%) DMZ
9 2 (0.37%) BGP
9 2 (0.37%) Network Security
9 2 (0.37%) SMTP
9 2 (0.37%) SSH
10 1 (0.18%) AMQP
10 1 (0.18%) Calico
10 1 (0.18%) OSPF
10 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (4.77%) Big Data
3 24 (4.40%) MySQL
4 23 (4.22%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (4.04%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.02%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (1.47%) Power BI
10 7 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.28%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.28%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.28%) Redis
11 6 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.10%) HBase
11 6 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.10%) Sqoop
12 5 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 181 (33.21%) Jenkins
2 100 (18.35%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.97%) GitLab
3 38 (6.97%) TeamCity
4 37 (6.79%) JIRA
5 33 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (4.77%) Maven
7 25 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.75%) IBM UrbanCode
10 14 (2.57%) Ant
10 14 (2.57%) Visual Studio
11 13 (2.39%) Vagrant
12 11 (2.02%) SonarQube
12 11 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.65%) CircleCI
13 9 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (1.47%) Apache Ivy
14 8 (1.47%) Gatling
14 8 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 144 (26.42%) Finance
2 46 (8.44%) Banking
3 23 (4.22%) Financial Institution
3 23 (4.22%) Games
4 15 (2.75%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.57%) Back Office
6 12 (2.20%) Retail
7 10 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.92%) Legal
9 4 (0.73%) Automotive
9 4 (0.73%) Billing
9 4 (0.73%) Law
10 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Marketing
10 3 (0.55%) Police
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.01%) .NET
2 46 (8.44%) Elastic Stack
3 39 (7.16%) Web Services
4 30 (5.50%) Node.js
5 21 (3.85%) Middleware
6 20 (3.67%) Kafka
7 16 (2.94%) .NET Core
8 15 (2.75%) Spring
9 13 (2.39%) CSS
9 13 (2.39%) J2EE
9 13 (2.39%) J2SE
9 13 (2.39%) JDBC
9 13 (2.39%) JSON
10 12 (2.20%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (1.83%) JMS
11 10 (1.83%) JSP
11 10 (1.83%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.65%) OAuth
13 8 (1.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.09%) Public Cloud
2 30 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.12%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.57%) Cloud Native
6 11 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
8 8 (1.47%) PlayStation
8 8 (1.47%) Replication
9 7 (1.28%) Online Gambling
9 7 (1.28%) Social Media
10 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.10%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.92%) Online Games
11 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 260 (47.71%) Linux
2 126 (23.12%) Windows
3 33 (6.06%) CentOS
3 33 (6.06%) Unix
4 20 (3.67%) Android
4 20 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 20 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.47%) VMS
6 7 (1.28%) Mesosphere
7 6 (1.10%) CoreOS
7 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.92%) Debian
8 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 2 (0.37%) zOS
11 1 (0.18%) RancherOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (100.00%) DevOps
2 218 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (20.37%) Infrastructure as Code
5 103 (18.90%) Configuration Management
6 76 (13.94%) Microservices
7 74 (13.58%) Fintech
8 64 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 55 (10.09%) SDLC
10 53 (9.72%) Software Engineering
11 50 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 48 (8.81%) Open Source
13 47 (8.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 42 (7.71%) Computer Science
15 41 (7.52%) Test Automation
16 39 (7.16%) Infrastructure Automation
16 39 (7.16%) Scrum
17 38 (6.97%) High Availability
18 35 (6.42%) Continuous Deployment
19 34 (6.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 258 (47.34%) Python
2 140 (25.69%) Java
3 127 (23.30%) Bash Shell
4 91 (16.70%) PowerShell
5 63 (11.56%) SQL
6 59 (10.83%) Ruby
7 56 (10.28%) Go
8 45 (8.26%) C#
9 40 (7.34%) JavaScript
10 24 (4.40%) Shell Script
11 19 (3.49%) Perl
12 17 (3.12%) Groovy
13 15 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.39%) C++
15 11 (2.02%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.83%) PHP
17 5 (0.92%) Java 8
18 4 (0.73%) C
18 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
19 3 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (8.81%) Degree
2 32 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.02%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.92%) RHCE
7 4 (0.73%) MCSA
7 4 (0.73%) MCSE
8 3 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.18%) CCNP
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.18%) MCP
10 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.39%) QA
2 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 337 (61.83%) Docker
2 24 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.02%) oVirt
5 11 (2.02%) RHEV
6 7 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.10%) HDFS
8 4 (0.73%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.73%) OpenSSH
8 4 (0.73%) vSphere
9 3 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.55%) NFS
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.37%) Xen
11 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.18%) KVM
11 1 (0.18%) LXC
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 293 (53.76%) Kubernetes
2 291 (53.39%) Ansible
3 245 (44.95%) Terraform
4 189 (34.68%) Puppet
5 137 (25.14%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (6.61%) Prometheus
7 35 (6.42%) Packer
8 27 (4.95%) Salt
9 23 (4.22%) Rancher
10 17 (3.12%) Grafana
11 15 (2.75%) Consul
11 15 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (2.57%) Kibana
13 13 (2.39%) ZABBIX
14 11 (2.02%) Nagios
15 10 (1.83%) StatsD
16 9 (1.65%) logstash
17 8 (1.47%) SCCM
18 7 (1.28%) Graphite
18 7 (1.28%) Mesos
Vendors
1 69 (12.66%) Google
2 64 (11.74%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.22%) Splunk
4 22 (4.04%) Oracle
5 21 (3.85%) WorldPay
6 20 (3.67%) VMware
7 18 (3.30%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.12%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.83%) FIS
10 8 (1.47%) Citrix
10 8 (1.47%) Dynatrace
10 8 (1.47%) Micro Focus
10 8 (1.47%) Rackspace
11 6 (1.10%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.10%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.10%) Hortonworks
11 6 (1.10%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.73%) Veeam
13 3 (0.55%) F5
13 3 (0.55%) Teradata