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The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 640 553 579
Rank change year-on-year -87 +26 +230
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 780 496 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.51% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 551 412 241
10th Percentile £57,500 £51,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.10% +6.90%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -3.85%

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 165,427 98,024 75,095
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 85,195 70,332 61,127
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,875 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 672 £80,000 +6.67% 68
London -105 397 £90,000 +12.50% 33
Work from Home -91 396 £80,000 +18.52% 31
UK excluding London -82 281 £70,000 +12.00% 36
South East -59 91 £80,000 +23.08% 6
North of England -78 78 £67,500 +12.50% 15
South West -10 45 £67,350 +7.76% 7
North West -62 44 £67,350 +12.25% 10
Yorkshire -54 33 £75,000 +38.89% 4
Midlands -64 31 £60,000 -14.29% 3
East of England -66 31 £60,000 +4.35% 1
East Midlands -24 23 £55,000 +10.00%
Scotland -70 23 £61,180 +11.24% 4
West Midlands -75 8 £75,000 +4.17% 3
North East -22 1 £52,500 -2.78% 1
Wales -26 1 £77,500 +6.90%

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Site Reliability Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 780 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 572 (73.33%) DevOps
3 503 (64.49%) AWS
4 493 (63.21%) Python
5 449 (57.56%) Kubernetes
6 443 (56.79%) Terraform
7 378 (48.46%) Docker
8 362 (46.41%) CI/CD
9 309 (39.62%) Linux
10 256 (32.82%) Azure
11 243 (31.15%) Go
12 236 (30.26%) Infrastructure as Code
13 193 (24.74%) Java
14 184 (23.59%) Grafana
15 181 (23.21%) Software Engineering
16 180 (23.08%) Bash
17 179 (22.95%) Agile
18 172 (22.05%) Serverless
19 170 (21.79%) Ansible
20 168 (21.54%) Jenkins
21 158 (20.26%) Amazon EC2
22 155 (19.87%) GCP
23 150 (19.23%) Finance
24 142 (18.21%) Prometheus
25 139 (17.82%) AWS Lambda
26 137 (17.56%) MySQL
27 136 (17.44%) Microservices
28 135 (17.31%) Git (software)
29 129 (16.54%) SaaS
30 126 (16.15%) JavaScript

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 47 (6.03%) Confluence
2 25 (3.21%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (2.05%) nginx
4 14 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.54%) Apache
5 12 (1.54%) Apache Pulsar
6 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.38%) IIS
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.13%) GemFire
11 1 (0.13%) MTS
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.03%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 503 (64.49%) AWS
2 256 (32.82%) Azure
3 172 (22.05%) Serverless
4 158 (20.26%) Amazon EC2
5 155 (19.87%) GCP
6 139 (17.82%) AWS Lambda
7 129 (16.54%) SaaS
8 110 (14.10%) Amazon SQS
9 107 (13.72%) Azure DevOps
10 104 (13.33%) Amazon S3
11 80 (10.26%) Cloudflare
12 76 (9.74%) AWS Fargate
13 75 (9.62%) Datadog
14 71 (9.10%) GitHub
15 59 (7.56%) PaaS
16 58 (7.44%) Cloud Computing
17 57 (7.31%) IaaS
18 56 (7.18%) Amazon EKS
19 52 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
20 45 (5.77%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.72%) DNS
2 44 (5.64%) VPN
3 32 (4.10%) Firewall
4 26 (3.33%) Network Security
5 22 (2.82%) AMQP
5 22 (2.82%) MQTT
6 19 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 18 (2.31%) HTTP
8 16 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 15 (1.92%) VLAN
10 13 (1.67%) Broadband
11 12 (1.54%) DHCP
12 8 (1.03%) ICMP
13 6 (0.77%) BGP
13 6 (0.77%) IPsec
13 6 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.77%) SMS
14 5 (0.64%) Internet
15 4 (0.51%) FTP
16 3 (0.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (17.56%) MySQL
2 105 (13.46%) Amazon RDS
3 95 (12.18%) DynamoDB
4 65 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 45 (5.77%) Big Data
6 35 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (4.49%) Redis
7 32 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (3.21%) SQL Server
10 22 (2.82%) Hadoop
11 21 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 18 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (2.18%) BigQuery
14 13 (1.67%) ArangoDB
14 13 (1.67%) Couchbase
15 11 (1.41%) Aerospike
15 11 (1.41%) CockroachDB
15 11 (1.41%) MariaDB
15 11 (1.41%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 168 (21.54%) Jenkins
2 135 (17.31%) Git (software)
3 67 (8.59%) JIRA
4 64 (8.21%) GitLab
5 22 (2.82%) CircleCI
6 17 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.54%) GoCD
8 11 (1.41%) Artifactory
8 11 (1.41%) SonarQube
9 10 (1.28%) Terragrunt
10 7 (0.90%) Spinnaker
11 6 (0.77%) Subversion
12 5 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.64%) Jaeger
12 5 (0.64%) Maven
13 4 (0.51%) Gradle
13 4 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.38%) Travis CI
15 1 (0.13%) gulp
15 1 (0.13%) Protractor
General
1 150 (19.23%) Finance
2 82 (10.51%) Social Skills
3 55 (7.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 47 (6.03%) Banking
5 37 (4.74%) Tech for Good
6 21 (2.69%) Games
7 20 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (2.44%) Retail
9 17 (2.18%) Front Office
10 14 (1.79%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.67%) Advertising
12 11 (1.41%) Law
13 10 (1.28%) Automotive
14 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.64%) Legal
14 5 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.51%) Marketing
16 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.38%) Publishing
17 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.33%) Kafka
2 87 (11.15%) Node.js
3 50 (6.41%) .NET
4 35 (4.49%) React
5 29 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (3.21%) Velocity
6 25 (3.21%) WebSockets
7 15 (1.92%) Spring Boot
8 14 (1.79%) Serverless Framework
8 14 (1.79%) Spring
9 13 (1.67%) gRPC
10 12 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (1.54%) Web Services
11 11 (1.41%) GraphQL
12 10 (1.28%) Apache NiFi
12 10 (1.28%) J2EE
12 10 (1.28%) OpenAPI
12 10 (1.28%) Swagger
13 9 (1.15%) Flutter
13 9 (1.15%) Parceljs
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.13%) Public Cloud
2 51 (6.54%) Cloud Native
3 35 (4.49%) Educational Technology
4 33 (4.23%) Algorithms
5 22 (2.82%) Blog
6 20 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.31%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.54%) Equities
9 12 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.41%) Clustering
10 11 (1.41%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.15%) Tandem
12 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.03%) User Experience
13 7 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.64%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.64%) Legacy Systems
15 4 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 309 (39.62%) Linux
2 65 (8.33%) Unix
2 65 (8.33%) Windows
3 17 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.28%) zOS
5 8 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.64%) CentOS
7 2 (0.26%) Debian
7 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Android
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 572 (73.33%) DevOps
3 362 (46.41%) CI/CD
4 236 (30.26%) Infrastructure as Code
5 181 (23.21%) Software Engineering
6 179 (22.95%) Agile
7 136 (17.44%) Microservices
8 125 (16.03%) Observability
9 103 (13.21%) Open Source
10 98 (12.56%) Collaborative Working
11 78 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 74 (9.49%) Test Automation
13 63 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
13 63 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (7.44%) Fintech
15 57 (7.31%) SDLC
16 56 (7.18%) Platform Engineering
17 52 (6.67%) Service-Level Objective
18 51 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
18 51 (6.54%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 493 (63.21%) Python
2 243 (31.15%) Go
3 193 (24.74%) Java
4 180 (23.08%) Bash
5 126 (16.15%) JavaScript
6 103 (13.21%) SQL
7 93 (11.92%) PowerShell
8 54 (6.92%) C#
9 52 (6.67%) Ruby
10 44 (5.64%) C++
11 36 (4.62%) C
11 36 (4.62%) Rust
12 35 (4.49%) TypeScript
13 29 (3.72%) PHP
14 25 (3.21%) Shell Script
15 24 (3.08%) Groovy
16 22 (2.82%) Kotlin
17 16 (2.05%) Perl
18 8 (1.03%) R
18 8 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (5.90%) Degree
2 29 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.26%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.26%) OCP
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.13%) CCNA
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.92%) QA
2 12 (1.54%) SLA
3 8 (1.03%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 378 (48.46%) Docker
2 35 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.90%) vSphere
5 6 (0.77%) NFS
6 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.38%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.26%) Ceph
10 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.13%) iptables
10 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 449 (57.56%) Kubernetes
2 443 (56.79%) Terraform
3 184 (23.59%) Grafana
4 170 (21.79%) Ansible
5 142 (18.21%) Prometheus
6 46 (5.90%) Istio
7 33 (4.23%) Puppet
8 27 (3.46%) HAProxy
8 27 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (2.56%) Graphite
10 17 (2.18%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.54%) Kibana
11 12 (1.54%) Salt
12 11 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (1.03%) Consul
13 8 (1.03%) Opsgenie
13 8 (1.03%) Packer
13 8 (1.03%) Rancher
14 5 (0.64%) Graylog
14 5 (0.64%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 112 (14.36%) New Relic
2 57 (7.31%) Splunk
3 48 (6.15%) Google
4 44 (5.64%) ServiceNow
5 26 (3.33%) VMware
6 25 (3.21%) PagerDuty
7 24 (3.08%) Microsoft
8 18 (2.31%) AppDynamics
8 18 (2.31%) F5
9 16 (2.05%) Oracle
10 15 (1.92%) IBM
11 8 (1.03%) Confluent
11 8 (1.03%) Sun
12 7 (0.90%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.64%) Dynatrace
14 4 (0.51%) Facebook
14 4 (0.51%) Juniper
14 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.38%) Cisco
15 3 (0.38%) Foundry