Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 535 434 773
Rank change year-on-year -101 +339 +192
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 594 269 328
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.55% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.58% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 477 235 254
10th Percentile £53,450 £48,750 £45,375
25th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £59,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £65,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +11.11%
75th Percentile £103,750 £87,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £105,000 £118,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%

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 111,569 46,329 134,796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.38% 94.82% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77,638 38,446 108,598
10th Percentile £31,759 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Site Reliability Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Site Reliability Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer.

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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 -92 549 £80,000 +23.08% 97
London -94 314 £90,000 +16.13% 59
UK excluding London -112 235 £65,000 +8.33% 38
Work from Home -224 111 £77,500 +29.17% 29
South East -108 88 £65,000 +8.33% 10
North of England -89 50 £61,880 -4.80% 11
Midlands -99 39 £65,000 +18.18% 7
West Midlands -86 31 £77,000 +40.00% 4
Scotland -71 30 £55,000 +30.95% 4
Yorkshire -80 23 £61,880 -4.80% 4
South West -84 19 £62,500 +16.28% 4
North West -101 17 £61,880 -1.61% 4
East of England -90 11 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North East - 10 £60,000 - 3
East Midlands - 8 £62,500 - 3
Wales - 1 £72,500 -

Site Reliability Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, Site Reliability Engineer 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 Site Reliability Engineer in the job title.

1 593 (99.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 442 (74.41%) DevOps
3 371 (62.46%) AWS
4 332 (55.89%) Python
5 325 (54.71%) Kubernetes
6 313 (52.69%) Terraform
7 254 (42.76%) Docker
8 232 (39.06%) Linux
9 223 (37.54%) Infrastructure as Code
10 213 (35.86%) Java
11 192 (32.32%) Azure
12 162 (27.27%) Finance
13 149 (25.08%) GCP
14 147 (24.75%) Serverless
15 136 (22.90%) Grafana
16 131 (22.05%) Microservices
17 123 (20.71%) Prometheus
18 121 (20.37%) Go
19 119 (20.03%) Observability
20 111 (18.69%) Ansible
20 111 (18.69%) GitLab
21 109 (18.35%) Web Services
21 109 (18.35%) Bash Shell
22 107 (18.01%) Software Engineering
23 104 (17.51%) Jenkins
24 103 (17.34%) Deployment Automation
25 99 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
25 99 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
26 98 (16.50%) Amazon ECS
27 97 (16.33%) Artifactory

Site Reliability Engineer 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 25 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (3.20%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.86%) JBoss
3 17 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.85%) nginx
5 7 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.67%) GemFire
6 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.51%) Apache
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.51%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
8 2 (0.34%) Traefik
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 371 (62.46%) AWS
2 192 (32.32%) Azure
3 149 (25.08%) GCP
4 147 (24.75%) Serverless
5 98 (16.50%) Amazon ECS
6 67 (11.28%) SaaS
7 39 (6.57%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (4.71%) GitHub
10 26 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (4.04%) Amazon S3
12 21 (3.54%) PaaS
13 17 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (2.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 17 (2.86%) Azure Service Fabric
14 14 (2.36%) IBM Cloud
15 12 (2.02%) OpenShift
16 11 (1.85%) IaaS
17 9 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.40%) Firewall
1 38 (6.40%) Internet
2 36 (6.06%) DNS
3 34 (5.72%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.19%) HTTP
5 10 (1.68%) SSL
6 6 (1.01%) IPsec
6 6 (1.01%) Network Security
6 6 (1.01%) VPN
7 4 (0.67%) Calico
7 4 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.51%) 802.11
8 3 (0.51%) AMQP
8 3 (0.51%) RFID
8 3 (0.51%) Wireless
9 2 (0.34%) Broadband
10 1 (0.17%) FTP
10 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.17%) SAN
10 1 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (4.55%) Redis
3 26 (4.38%) Big Data
3 26 (4.38%) MySQL
4 23 (3.87%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.68%) Amazon Aurora
10 10 (1.68%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.84%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.67%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.51%) ArangoDB
13 3 (0.51%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.51%) DB2
14 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 111 (18.69%) GitLab
2 104 (17.51%) Jenkins
3 97 (16.33%) Artifactory
4 65 (10.94%) Git (software)
5 33 (5.56%) JIRA
6 29 (4.88%) Selenium
7 26 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 21 (3.54%) TeamCity
9 19 (3.20%) JMeter
9 19 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (2.02%) Subversion
12 5 (0.84%) Gradle
12 5 (0.84%) IBM UrbanCode
12 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.67%) gulp
13 4 (0.67%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.67%) Protractor
13 4 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
General
1 162 (27.27%) Finance
2 62 (10.44%) Social Skills
3 43 (7.24%) Banking
4 20 (3.37%) Law
5 17 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.02%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (1.35%) Marketing
8 8 (1.35%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (0.84%) Advertising
10 5 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (0.84%) Retail
11 4 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) International Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Publishing
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (18.35%) Web Services
2 37 (6.23%) Kafka
3 32 (5.39%) .NET
4 30 (5.05%) Elastic Stack
5 29 (4.88%) Node.js
5 29 (4.88%) Velocity
6 8 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (1.35%) Spring
7 7 (1.18%) gRPC
7 7 (1.18%) React
8 6 (1.01%) Laravel
8 6 (1.01%) Spring Boot
9 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.84%) boto
9 5 (0.84%) J2EE
9 5 (0.84%) Redux
9 5 (0.84%) XML
10 4 (0.67%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.67%) Spring Integration
10 4 (0.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (8.59%) Cloud Native
3 31 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 30 (5.05%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.19%) Clustering
7 12 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.85%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.52%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.52%) PKI
10 9 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.35%) EPoS
11 8 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.18%) Equities
13 6 (1.01%) Home Automation
13 6 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (1.01%) Smart Home
14 4 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 232 (39.06%) Linux
2 66 (11.11%) Unix
3 60 (10.10%) Windows
4 18 (3.03%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.68%) Android
6 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.35%) CoreOS
8 7 (1.18%) CentOS
8 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.67%) Debian
10 3 (0.51%) Solaris
10 3 (0.51%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Fedora
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (99.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 442 (74.41%) DevOps
3 223 (37.54%) Infrastructure as Code
4 131 (22.05%) Microservices
5 119 (20.03%) Observability
6 107 (18.01%) Software Engineering
7 103 (17.34%) Deployment Automation
8 99 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (15.32%) Asset Management
10 85 (14.31%) Software Deployment
11 67 (11.28%) Change Management
12 66 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (8.75%) Configuration Management
14 47 (7.91%) Fintech
14 47 (7.91%) Test Automation
15 45 (7.58%) Incident Management
16 44 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (7.07%) Analytics
17 42 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 41 (6.90%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 332 (55.89%) Python
2 213 (35.86%) Java
3 121 (20.37%) Go
4 109 (18.35%) Bash Shell
5 68 (11.45%) JavaScript
6 57 (9.60%) SQL
7 42 (7.07%) C#
7 42 (7.07%) Shell Script
8 41 (6.90%) Ruby
9 37 (6.23%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.20%) C++
11 18 (3.03%) C
11 18 (3.03%) R
12 17 (2.86%) C-shell
13 12 (2.02%) PHP
13 12 (2.02%) Rust
14 10 (1.68%) Perl
15 3 (0.51%) Groovy
15 3 (0.51%) Scala
15 3 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.05%) Degree
2 22 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.35%) AWS Certification
4 8 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.67%) OCP
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.36%) SLA
2 5 (0.84%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) GDPR
3 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 254 (42.76%) Docker
2 7 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.67%) LXC
3 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.51%) Gluster
4 3 (0.51%) Xen
5 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) Ceph
6 1 (0.17%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.17%) iptables
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 325 (54.71%) Kubernetes
2 313 (52.69%) Terraform
3 136 (22.90%) Grafana
4 123 (20.71%) Prometheus
5 111 (18.69%) Ansible
6 68 (11.45%) Puppet
7 52 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.36%) Salt
8 14 (2.36%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.35%) Graphite
10 6 (1.01%) Graylog
11 5 (0.84%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.84%) Pingdom
12 4 (0.67%) Kibana
12 4 (0.67%) Nagios
13 3 (0.51%) Cobbler
13 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
14 2 (0.34%) Control-M
14 2 (0.34%) Opsgenie
15 1 (0.17%) Icinga
Vendors
1 63 (10.61%) Google
2 27 (4.55%) New Relic
3 18 (3.03%) Splunk
4 15 (2.53%) IBM
5 9 (1.52%) Oracle
6 8 (1.35%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.35%) LexisNexis
6 8 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.18%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.18%) VMware
8 6 (1.01%) PagerDuty
8 6 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.84%) Dynatrace
10 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.51%) BMC
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco
11 3 (0.51%) Dell
11 3 (0.51%) F5
11 3 (0.51%) PayPal
11 3 (0.51%) SaltStack