Period
to 24 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 322 484 575
Rank change year-on-year +162 +91 +110
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 506 751 704
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.59% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 534 651 613
Median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £50,314 £53,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £98,375 £97,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +21.74% +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 51,968 128,107 154,554
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.60% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 43,311 102,489 124,495
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior DevOps in the UK

Senior DevOps
Top 17 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 24 November 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 +188 478 £72,500 -3.33% 104
London +133 318 £80,000 - 57
UK excluding London +171 178 £60,000 -14.29% 59
Work from Home -9 97 £70,000 - 19
North of England +138 53 £60,000 -7.69% 14
South East +128 40 £70,000 -6.67% 13
South West +89 38 £52,000 -20.12% 2
North West +103 26 £58,500 -10.00% 12
Yorkshire +120 21 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Midlands +116 20 £70,000 +21.74% 10
Scotland +29 17 £60,000 -11.11% 9
West Midlands +79 11 £67,500 +17.39% 5
East Midlands +82 9 £70,000 +21.74% 5
East of England +127 8 £60,000 -7.69% 8
North East +18 6 £50,000 -15.46%
Wales +51 1 £44,379 +10.95% 1
Northern Ireland +20 1 £50,000 -28.57% 2

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 506 (100.00%) DevOps
2 317 (62.65%) Terraform
3 312 (61.66%) Kubernetes
4 297 (58.70%) AWS
5 282 (55.73%) Docker
6 203 (40.12%) Linux
7 201 (39.72%) Python
8 189 (37.35%) Ansible
9 172 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
10 171 (33.79%) Azure
11 166 (32.81%) Jenkins
12 115 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
13 101 (19.96%) Java
14 96 (18.97%) PowerShell
15 88 (17.39%) Puppet
16 83 (16.40%) Microservices
17 81 (16.01%) Configuration Management
18 80 (15.81%) Finance
19 76 (15.02%) Git (software)
19 76 (15.02%) GCP
20 75 (14.82%) Bash Shell
21 74 (14.62%) Fintech
22 70 (13.83%) Windows
23 69 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
24 66 (13.04%) Go
25 65 (12.85%) Serverless
26 63 (12.45%) Mentoring
27 60 (11.86%) GitLab
28 57 (11.26%) Microsoft
28 57 (11.26%) .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 46 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.17%) Confluence
3 9 (1.78%) Apache
4 5 (0.99%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.99%) ColdFusion
5 3 (0.59%) Drupal
5 3 (0.59%) IIS
5 3 (0.59%) nginx
5 3 (0.59%) WordPress
6 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.40%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.40%) CMS
6 2 (0.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) Ethereum
Business Applications
1 15 (2.96%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.59%) Magento
3 2 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 297 (58.70%) AWS
2 171 (33.79%) Azure
3 76 (15.02%) GCP
4 65 (12.85%) Serverless
5 54 (10.67%) Amazon EKS
6 53 (10.47%) PaaS
7 50 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 48 (9.49%) AWS Lambda
9 38 (7.51%) SaaS
10 37 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (6.72%) Datadog
12 32 (6.32%) GitHub
13 28 (5.53%) IaaS
14 27 (5.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (5.34%) Amazon S3
15 25 (4.94%) Amazon ECS
16 21 (4.15%) OpenShift
17 18 (3.56%) AWS Fargate
18 17 (3.36%) Route 53
19 15 (2.96%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.73%) DNS
2 13 (2.57%) Firewall
3 12 (2.37%) Network Security
4 10 (1.98%) VPN
5 4 (0.79%) DMZ
6 2 (0.40%) HTTP
6 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.40%) SSL
7 1 (0.20%) Broadband
7 1 (0.20%) Internet
7 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.20%) MPLS
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 30 (5.93%) Big Data
4 25 (4.94%) MySQL
5 19 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 19 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.57%) Blockchain
9 12 (2.37%) Redis
10 10 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
13 5 (0.99%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.59%) Amazon Aurora
16 2 (0.40%) Aerospike
16 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
17 1 (0.20%) BigQuery
17 1 (0.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 166 (32.81%) Jenkins
2 76 (15.02%) Git (software)
3 60 (11.86%) GitLab
4 56 (11.07%) TeamCity
5 34 (6.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (5.34%) SonarQube
7 19 (3.75%) Bitbucket
8 18 (3.56%) JIRA
9 13 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (2.17%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.58%) Maven
11 8 (1.58%) Selenium
12 7 (1.38%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.38%) Vagrant
13 6 (1.19%) Subversion
14 4 (0.79%) GoCD
14 4 (0.79%) Gradle
14 4 (0.79%) Snyk
14 4 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (0.59%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 80 (15.81%) Finance
2 38 (7.51%) Public Sector
3 14 (2.77%) Banking
4 13 (2.57%) Law
5 12 (2.37%) Games
5 12 (2.37%) Publishing
6 9 (1.78%) Advertising
7 7 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.19%) Electronics
8 6 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.19%) Marketing
8 6 (1.19%) Retail
9 4 (0.79%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.20%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.26%) .NET
2 40 (7.91%) Kafka
3 31 (6.13%) Web Services
4 29 (5.73%) Node.js
5 18 (3.56%) YAML
6 13 (2.57%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 11 (2.17%) React
8 10 (1.98%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (1.38%) Ajax
10 7 (1.38%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.38%) REST
11 6 (1.19%) CSS
11 6 (1.19%) HTML
11 6 (1.19%) jQuery
11 6 (1.19%) Spring Boot
12 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.99%) Spring
13 4 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.88%) Cloud Native
2 29 (5.73%) Public Cloud
3 19 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.96%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.96%) FMCG
5 9 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.99%) Cybercrime
8 4 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.59%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.59%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.40%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.40%) Social Media
11 1 (0.20%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.20%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 203 (40.12%) Linux
2 70 (13.83%) Windows
3 38 (7.51%) CentOS
4 30 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.94%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.95%) Unix
7 7 (1.38%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.59%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.40%) Android
11 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.40%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.40%) Debian
11 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (100.00%) DevOps
2 172 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
4 83 (16.40%) Microservices
5 81 (16.01%) Configuration Management
6 74 (14.62%) Fintech
7 63 (12.45%) Mentoring
8 56 (11.07%) Software Engineering
9 46 (9.09%) Scrum
10 41 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (7.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 40 (7.91%) TDD
12 37 (7.31%) Test Automation
13 34 (6.72%) Deployment Automation
14 32 (6.32%) Continuous Deployment
15 31 (6.13%) Migration
16 27 (5.34%) Coaching
16 27 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (5.14%) Infrastructure Automation
17 26 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 201 (39.72%) Python
2 101 (19.96%) Java
3 96 (18.97%) PowerShell
4 75 (14.82%) Bash Shell
5 66 (13.04%) Go
6 48 (9.49%) C#
7 45 (8.89%) Ruby
8 40 (7.91%) SQL
9 33 (6.52%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.57%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.37%) PHP
12 10 (1.98%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.19%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.79%) C
16 4 (0.79%) Clojure
16 4 (0.79%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.59%) Groovy
17 3 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.34%) Degree
4 9 (1.78%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.58%) CCNA
5 8 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.19%) RHCE
7 5 (0.99%) CISSP
7 5 (0.99%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.99%) SANS
8 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.99%) PMO
2 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 282 (55.73%) Docker
2 30 (5.93%) vSphere
3 20 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.99%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.59%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) NFS
8 1 (0.20%) Samba
8 1 (0.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 317 (62.65%) Terraform
2 312 (61.66%) Kubernetes
3 189 (37.35%) Ansible
4 88 (17.39%) Puppet
5 69 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (6.32%) Prometheus
7 27 (5.34%) Grafana
8 16 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (2.37%) Istio
9 12 (2.37%) Nagios
10 8 (1.58%) Packer
11 7 (1.38%) Marathon
11 7 (1.38%) Mesos
12 6 (1.19%) Salt
13 4 (0.79%) HP Fortify
14 3 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.59%) Kibana
14 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
15 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.40%) yum
Vendors
1 57 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.35%) Google
2 22 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 21 (4.15%) New Relic
3 21 (4.15%) SAP
4 20 (3.95%) Splunk
5 19 (3.75%) Oracle
5 19 (3.75%) VMware
6 15 (2.96%) Adobe
6 15 (2.96%) hybris
6 15 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.37%) Dynatrace
8 10 (1.98%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.19%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.59%) Cisco
10 3 (0.59%) Sybase
11 2 (0.40%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.40%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.40%) Sparx
12 1 (0.20%) Centrify