Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior DevOps was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 July 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 459 487 603
Rank change year-on-year +28 +116 +129
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DevOps 385 856 737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.61% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 376 746 576
Median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £55,375 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 71,770 139,927 171,592
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.85% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,799 111,663 138,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +33 362 £77,500 +3.33% 64
London 0 243 £82,500 +3.13% 32
UK excluding London +60 129 £65,000 - 35
North of England +134 41 £62,500 +4.17% 13
Work from Home +19 40 £80,000 +14.29% 10
South East +90 33 £71,250 -1.72% 6
South West +96 32 £60,000 -7.69% 4
North West +83 19 £65,000 - 10
Yorkshire +104 16 £55,000 -4.35% 3
Scotland +9 9 £67,500 +22.00% 2
Midlands +98 8 £63,750 +8.51% 8
North East +27 6 £47,000 -22.67%
West Midlands +94 4 £70,000 +12.00% 6
East Midlands +60 4 £53,500 -2.73% 2
Wales +28 3 £62,190 +3.65% 1
Northern Ireland +18 2 £60,000 -14.29%
East of England +75 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1

Senior DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 385 (100.00%) DevOps
2 251 (65.19%) Kubernetes
3 237 (61.56%) Docker
4 236 (61.30%) AWS
5 220 (57.14%) Terraform
6 162 (42.08%) Python
7 149 (38.70%) Azure
8 145 (37.66%) Ansible
9 143 (37.14%) Jenkins
10 136 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
11 135 (35.06%) Linux
12 96 (24.94%) Finance
13 92 (23.90%) PowerShell
14 80 (20.78%) Infrastructure as Code
15 75 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (18.96%) Git (software)
17 72 (18.70%) Java
18 69 (17.92%) Microsoft
18 69 (17.92%) GCP
19 63 (16.36%) Serverless
19 63 (16.36%) Bash Shell
20 62 (16.10%) Configuration Management
20 62 (16.10%) Puppet
21 58 (15.06%) Fintech
22 57 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
23 51 (13.25%) Windows
24 50 (12.99%) AWS CloudFormation
25 46 (11.95%) .NET
26 45 (11.69%) TeamCity
26 45 (11.69%) 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 19 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.90%) Confluence
3 7 (1.82%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.04%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.78%) Apache
7 3 (0.78%) nginx
8 2 (0.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 236 (61.30%) AWS
2 149 (38.70%) Azure
3 69 (17.92%) GCP
4 63 (16.36%) Serverless
5 50 (12.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 44 (11.43%) PaaS
7 41 (10.65%) SaaS
8 34 (8.83%) AWS Lambda
9 32 (8.31%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (8.05%) IaaS
11 25 (6.49%) Amazon ECS
12 23 (5.97%) Amazon S3
13 21 (5.45%) Amazon EKS
14 20 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (3.90%) GitHub
16 14 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
16 14 (3.64%) OpenShift
17 12 (3.12%) Route 53
18 11 (2.86%) Datadog
19 10 (2.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.16%) DNS
2 14 (3.64%) VPN
3 10 (2.60%) Firewall
4 5 (1.30%) HTTP
4 5 (1.30%) OpenVPN
4 5 (1.30%) SSL
5 4 (1.04%) DHCP
5 4 (1.04%) Network Security
6 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.52%) Broadband
7 2 (0.52%) DMZ
7 2 (0.52%) MPLS
7 2 (0.52%) SSH
7 2 (0.52%) VLAN
8 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.26%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.68%) MySQL
2 18 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 13 (3.38%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.86%) Big Data
7 10 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.60%) Redis
8 7 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.04%) Blockchain
10 4 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.04%) Power BI
11 3 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.78%) Looker
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 143 (37.14%) Jenkins
2 73 (18.96%) Git (software)
3 45 (11.69%) TeamCity
4 34 (8.83%) JIRA
5 29 (7.53%) GitLab
6 19 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (3.12%) Maven
9 11 (2.86%) Artifactory
10 10 (2.60%) Bitbucket
10 10 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (2.34%) CircleCI
12 8 (2.08%) SonarQube
12 8 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.56%) Vagrant
14 4 (1.04%) Ant
14 4 (1.04%) Gatling
14 4 (1.04%) Subversion
14 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 96 (24.94%) Finance
2 14 (3.64%) Financial Institution
2 14 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.38%) Retail
4 12 (3.12%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.86%) Banking
6 10 (2.60%) Games
7 9 (2.34%) Back Office
8 7 (1.82%) Advertising
8 7 (1.82%) Law
9 5 (1.30%) Electronics
9 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.30%) Marketing
10 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.95%) .NET
2 33 (8.57%) Node.js
3 19 (4.94%) Web Services
4 14 (3.64%) CSS
5 13 (3.38%) REST
6 12 (3.12%) Spring
7 11 (2.86%) Velocity
7 11 (2.86%) YAML
8 10 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.60%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.60%) JSON
9 9 (2.34%) .NET Core
9 9 (2.34%) HTML
9 9 (2.34%) J2EE
9 9 (2.34%) J2SE
9 9 (2.34%) JDBC
9 9 (2.34%) Kafka
10 6 (1.56%) Ajax
10 6 (1.56%) Lambda Expressions
10 6 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.05%) Public Cloud
2 23 (5.97%) Cloud Native
3 16 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.82%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.56%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.30%) Cybercrime
9 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.04%) Derivative
10 4 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.78%) FMCG
11 3 (0.78%) Social Media
12 2 (0.52%) PlayStation
12 2 (0.52%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (35.06%) Linux
2 51 (13.25%) Windows
3 30 (7.79%) CentOS
4 19 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.86%) Android
6 11 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.86%) Unix
7 10 (2.60%) CoreOS
8 7 (1.82%) Debian
8 7 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (100.00%) DevOps
2 136 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (20.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 75 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (16.10%) Configuration Management
6 58 (15.06%) Fintech
7 45 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 38 (9.87%) Microservices
9 36 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (9.35%) Mentoring
10 34 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (8.57%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 32 (8.31%) Deployment Automation
13 29 (7.53%) Test Automation
14 28 (7.27%) Scrum
15 26 (6.75%) Artificial Intelligence
15 26 (6.75%) Migration
16 25 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (6.49%) Infrastructure Automation
17 23 (5.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 162 (42.08%) Python
2 92 (23.90%) PowerShell
3 72 (18.70%) Java
4 63 (16.36%) Bash Shell
5 44 (11.43%) SQL
6 42 (10.91%) C#
7 40 (10.39%) Go
8 35 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 20 (5.19%) Ruby
10 13 (3.38%) PHP
11 12 (3.12%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.82%) Groovy
13 7 (1.82%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.82%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.56%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.78%) Perl
17 2 (0.52%) C++
17 2 (0.52%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 29 (7.53%) Degree
2 12 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.30%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.30%) CISSP
4 5 (1.30%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.30%) SANS
5 4 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.52%) RHCE
7 1 (0.26%) MCSA
7 1 (0.26%) MCSE
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) PMO
2 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 237 (61.56%) Docker
2 24 (6.23%) vSphere
3 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.30%) oVirt
4 5 (1.30%) RHEV
5 3 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.78%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.78%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.52%) NFS
6 2 (0.52%) Samba
6 2 (0.52%) Squid
7 1 (0.26%) LXC
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 251 (65.19%) Kubernetes
2 220 (57.14%) Terraform
3 145 (37.66%) Ansible
4 62 (16.10%) Puppet
5 57 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.86%) Marathon
6 11 (2.86%) Mesos
7 10 (2.60%) Packer
8 7 (1.82%) Nagios
8 7 (1.82%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.30%) Sysdig
10 4 (1.04%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (1.04%) Grafana
10 4 (1.04%) Kibana
10 4 (1.04%) OpenNebula
10 4 (1.04%) Salt
11 3 (0.78%) SCCM
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.52%) WSUS
12 2 (0.52%) yum
Vendors
1 69 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.39%) Google
3 22 (5.71%) Oracle
4 19 (4.94%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.08%) Splunk
5 8 (2.08%) VMware
6 7 (1.82%) Rackspace
6 7 (1.82%) SAP
7 6 (1.56%) Dynatrace
8 4 (1.04%) New Relic
8 4 (1.04%) Remedy
9 3 (0.78%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.78%) IBM
10 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.52%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.52%) Facebook
10 2 (0.52%) Incapsula
10 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.52%) Sybase
10 2 (0.52%) Veracode