Period
to 23 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 500 616 762
Rank change year-on-year +116 +146 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 783 693 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.42% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 614 526 361
UK median annual salary £75,000 £68,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £52,500 £47,750 £51,250
90th Percentile £97,125 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.13% +6.82%

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 138,276 165,708 163,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.42% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,719 134,905 135,119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,448 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +90 688 £77,500 +10.71% 150
London +136 488 £80,000 +6.67% 80
UK excluding London +49 284 £65,000 +8.33% 75
South East +67 95 £74,000 +12.98% 18
Scotland +46 80 £50,000 -20.00% 3
North of England -57 48 £60,000 - 27
North West -36 29 £65,000 +8.33% 21
South West +34 22 £65,000 +4.00% 7
Midlands +35 20 £55,000 -6.78% 10
Yorkshire +8 15 £57,500 +34.50% 6
East of England +63 12 £60,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands +17 11 £60,000 +1.69% 7
East Midlands +31 9 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Wales +14 4 £60,000 +23.08% 1
North East +11 4 £71,560 +24.45%
Northern Ireland - 3 £70,000 - 1

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 783 (100.00%) DevOps
2 589 (75.22%) Amazon AWS
3 455 (58.11%) Ansible
4 437 (55.81%) Docker
5 426 (54.41%) Linux
6 421 (53.77%) Python
7 387 (49.43%) Terraform
8 363 (46.36%) Kubernetes
9 321 (41.00%) Puppet
10 308 (39.34%) Jenkins
11 300 (38.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 274 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
13 273 (34.87%) Configuration Management
14 235 (30.01%) Opscode Chef
15 210 (26.82%) Git (software)
16 209 (26.69%) Google Cloud Platform
16 209 (26.69%) Windows
17 204 (26.05%) Infrastructure as Code
18 191 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
19 184 (23.50%) Bash Shell
20 169 (21.58%) Finance
21 168 (21.46%) Java
22 153 (19.54%) Continuous Delivery
23 151 (19.28%) Elastic Stack
24 147 (18.77%) Microservices
25 128 (16.35%) PowerShell
26 125 (15.96%) Mentoring
27 116 (14.81%) Software Engineering
28 109 (13.92%) Open Source
29 108 (13.79%) .NET

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 50 (6.39%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 24 (3.07%) IIS
4 21 (2.68%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.79%) Apache
6 11 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.28%) Confluence
7 10 (1.28%) nginx
8 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.38%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.38%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.26%) JBoss
11 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.13%) CMS
12 1 (0.13%) Drupal
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 589 (75.22%) Amazon AWS
2 300 (38.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (26.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 97 (12.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 73 (9.32%) Amazon EC2
6 54 (6.90%) Serverless
7 53 (6.77%) Amazon S3
8 50 (6.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 40 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
10 35 (4.47%) IaaS
11 34 (4.34%) Route 53
12 33 (4.21%) GitHub
12 33 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 29 (3.70%) PaaS
14 27 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
15 23 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (2.94%) Datadog
16 20 (2.55%) SaaS
17 14 (1.79%) CloudFront
18 11 (1.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.58%) Firewall
1 28 (3.58%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.07%) DNS
3 11 (1.40%) VPN
4 10 (1.28%) DHCP
5 9 (1.15%) VLAN
6 8 (1.02%) Internet
7 7 (0.89%) Network Security
8 4 (0.51%) SAN
8 4 (0.51%) SMTP
9 3 (0.38%) HTTP
9 3 (0.38%) SNMP
9 3 (0.38%) SSL
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.26%) VoIP
11 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.15%) MySQL
2 49 (6.26%) Amazon RDS
3 48 (6.13%) Big Data
4 33 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 27 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.43%) MariaDB
9 16 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (2.04%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.92%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.64%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.64%) Redis
14 3 (0.38%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.38%) CouchDB
15 2 (0.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 308 (39.34%) Jenkins
2 210 (26.82%) Git (software)
3 92 (11.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (10.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 80 (10.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 75 (9.58%) TeamCity
7 54 (6.90%) Travis CI
8 53 (6.77%) IBM UrbanCode
9 52 (6.64%) JIRA
10 48 (6.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 44 (5.62%) Subversion
12 36 (4.60%) Visual Studio
13 33 (4.21%) Maven
14 30 (3.83%) GoCD
14 30 (3.83%) Selenium
15 24 (3.07%) Vagrant
16 22 (2.81%) Gradle
17 20 (2.55%) Bitbucket
18 18 (2.30%) GitLab
18 18 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 169 (21.58%) Finance
2 33 (4.21%) Banking
3 30 (3.83%) Financial Institution
4 18 (2.30%) Retail
5 15 (1.92%) Marketing
5 15 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.53%) Law
6 12 (1.53%) Legal
7 7 (0.89%) Games
8 6 (0.77%) Advertising
9 4 (0.51%) Automotive
9 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.38%) Billing
10 3 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (19.28%) Elastic Stack
2 108 (13.79%) .NET
3 76 (9.71%) Web Services
4 58 (7.41%) Kafka
5 46 (5.87%) Node.js
6 34 (4.34%) .NET Core
7 21 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (2.55%) React
9 16 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.04%) JSON
10 13 (1.66%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.53%) ASP.NET
11 12 (1.53%) REST
12 11 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.40%) Sensu
13 10 (1.28%) LDAP
13 10 (1.28%) Redux
13 10 (1.28%) RESTful
14 9 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
15 8 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.92%) Fintech
2 54 (6.90%) Public Cloud
3 37 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 30 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
5 27 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (3.45%) PlayStation
6 24 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 24 (3.07%) Replication
7 22 (2.81%) Cloud Native
8 21 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.79%) Semantic Web
11 10 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.15%) Clustering
13 7 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.77%) Life Science
14 6 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.77%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 426 (54.41%) Linux
2 209 (26.69%) Windows
3 74 (9.45%) Unix
4 47 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 41 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (5.11%) CentOS
7 32 (4.09%) Ubuntu
8 27 (3.45%) Mesosphere
9 14 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.40%) DC/OS
11 5 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (0.64%) Debian
12 3 (0.38%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) HPUX
13 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (100.00%) DevOps
2 274 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (34.87%) Configuration Management
4 204 (26.05%) Infrastructure as Code
5 191 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
6 153 (19.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 147 (18.77%) Microservices
8 125 (15.96%) Mentoring
9 116 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 109 (13.92%) Open Source
11 96 (12.26%) Test Automation
12 75 (9.58%) Software Delivery
13 71 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
14 59 (7.54%) Scrum
15 47 (6.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 46 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (5.75%) SDLC
18 44 (5.62%) Artificial Intelligence
19 43 (5.49%) Migration
20 42 (5.36%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 421 (53.77%) Python
2 184 (23.50%) Bash Shell
3 168 (21.46%) Java
4 128 (16.35%) PowerShell
5 96 (12.26%) Ruby
6 78 (9.96%) C#
7 73 (9.32%) Go
8 51 (6.51%) SQL
9 42 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 39 (4.98%) Shell Script
11 31 (3.96%) PHP
12 28 (3.58%) Perl
13 13 (1.66%) Groovy
14 10 (1.28%) C++
14 10 (1.28%) Scala
15 6 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.51%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.38%) ES6
18 2 (0.26%) Clojure
18 2 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (5.36%) Degree
2 24 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.43%) AWS Certification
4 18 (2.30%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.64%) CISSP
6 5 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.51%) RHCE
8 2 (0.26%) LPIC
8 2 (0.26%) MCTS
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.26%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.26%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.26%) RHCT
9 1 (0.13%) CEH
9 1 (0.13%) GREM
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.90%) QA
2 7 (0.89%) GDPR
2 7 (0.89%) SLA
3 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 437 (55.81%) Docker
2 34 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.30%) Active Directory
6 12 (1.53%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.40%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.51%) Varnish
9 2 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.26%) NFS
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.26%) XenApp
9 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) HDFS
10 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 455 (58.11%) Ansible
2 387 (49.43%) Terraform
3 363 (46.36%) Kubernetes
4 321 (41.00%) Puppet
5 235 (30.01%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (9.07%) Prometheus
7 55 (7.02%) Consul
8 49 (6.26%) Packer
9 47 (6.00%) Grafana
10 41 (5.24%) Nagios
11 34 (4.34%) Kibana
12 30 (3.83%) Salt
13 27 (3.45%) Automic
13 27 (3.45%) Mesos
14 26 (3.32%) Rundeck
15 25 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
16 20 (2.55%) Marathon
17 15 (1.92%) ZABBIX
18 14 (1.79%) logstash
19 11 (1.40%) Graphite
Vendors
1 88 (11.24%) Splunk
2 81 (10.34%) Google
3 51 (6.51%) Microsoft
4 38 (4.85%) Red Hat
4 38 (4.85%) VMware
5 31 (3.96%) New Relic
6 26 (3.32%) Delphix
6 26 (3.32%) RedGate
6 26 (3.32%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.94%) Oracle
8 18 (2.30%) AppDynamics
9 16 (2.04%) SaltStack
10 13 (1.66%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.53%) Dynatrace
12 7 (0.89%) Rackspace
13 6 (0.77%) WorldPay
14 5 (0.64%) Cisco
14 5 (0.64%) Citrix
15 4 (0.51%) Cognizant
15 4 (0.51%) TOWER Software