Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 503 654 833
Rank change year-on-year +151 +179 +189
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 404 323 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 352 257 228
10th Percentile £50,125 £52,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% - +20.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £106,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £63,269 £62,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.23% +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 78,316 105,975 142,745
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.39% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,526 86,083 115,021
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +171 375 £70,000 -6.67% 62
London +91 202 £77,500 -3.13% 29
UK excluding London +198 184 £65,000 +2.74% 37
Work from Home -39 113 £70,000 -3.45% 13
South East +125 64 £70,000 +16.67% 11
North of England +59 64 £62,500 -6.32% 12
North West +24 31 £60,000 -10.07% 4
Yorkshire +21 26 £65,000 +19.27% 7
Midlands +62 21 £67,500 +12.50% 6
Scotland +27 19 £55,000 -33.33% 4
West Midlands +22 13 £72,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands - 8 £57,500 - 4
North East - 7 £65,000 - 1
South West +4 6 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 £53,750 -
East of England +51 4 £66,250 +39.47% 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 404 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 255 (63.12%) DevOps
3 235 (58.17%) AWS
4 230 (56.93%) Kubernetes
5 221 (54.70%) Docker
6 213 (52.72%) Python
7 204 (50.50%) Terraform
8 172 (42.57%) Ansible
9 169 (41.83%) Linux
10 127 (31.44%) Java
11 116 (28.71%) Infrastructure as Code
12 100 (24.75%) Azure
13 98 (24.26%) Prometheus
14 96 (23.76%) Microservices
15 93 (23.02%) Jenkins
16 88 (21.78%) Go
17 87 (21.53%) GitLab
17 87 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
18 70 (17.33%) GCP
18 70 (17.33%) Finance
19 69 (17.08%) Grafana
20 67 (16.58%) Observability
21 65 (16.09%) Software Engineering
22 57 (14.11%) JavaScript
22 57 (14.11%) Windows
23 56 (13.86%) Greenfield Project
24 54 (13.37%) Kafka
25 51 (12.62%) Deployment Automation
26 49 (12.13%) MySQL
26 49 (12.13%) Configuration Management

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 24 (5.94%) Apache
2 23 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.24%) Apache Pulsar
4 5 (1.24%) nginx
4 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.99%) CMS
5 4 (0.99%) Confluence
6 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.74%) Drupal
6 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 235 (58.17%) AWS
2 100 (24.75%) Azure
3 70 (17.33%) GCP
4 44 (10.89%) Serverless
5 43 (10.64%) Amazon ECS
6 40 (9.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 39 (9.65%) SaaS
8 33 (8.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (5.94%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (5.69%) IBM Cloud
12 16 (3.96%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (3.96%) Amazon S3
13 15 (3.71%) PaaS
13 15 (3.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (3.22%) AWS Fargate
14 13 (3.22%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (2.72%) GitHub
16 9 (2.23%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (2.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.20%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.22%) HTTP
3 10 (2.48%) DNS
4 9 (2.23%) HTTPS
5 8 (1.98%) FTP
5 8 (1.98%) IPsec
6 7 (1.73%) DHCP
7 6 (1.49%) Firewall
7 6 (1.49%) SNMP
8 5 (1.24%) Internet
8 5 (1.24%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.50%) 802.11
9 2 (0.50%) DSL
9 2 (0.50%) RFID
9 2 (0.50%) Wireless
10 1 (0.25%) AMQP
10 1 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.13%) MySQL
2 39 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.21%) Redis
5 13 (3.22%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.23%) BigQuery
7 9 (2.23%) InfluxDB
8 7 (1.73%) Big Data
9 6 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 93 (23.02%) Jenkins
2 87 (21.53%) GitLab
3 41 (10.15%) Git (software)
4 38 (9.41%) Artifactory
5 17 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (3.47%) JIRA
7 10 (2.48%) Subversion
8 9 (2.23%) Selenium
9 7 (1.73%) SonarQube
9 7 (1.73%) Travis CI
10 6 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.24%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.24%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.99%) GoCD
12 4 (0.99%) IBM UrbanCode
12 4 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.74%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.50%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (17.33%) Finance
2 40 (9.90%) Games
3 14 (3.47%) Marketing
4 13 (3.22%) Banking
5 10 (2.48%) Publishing
6 6 (1.49%) Retail
7 5 (1.24%) Back Office
8 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.74%) Legal
9 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.37%) Kafka
2 46 (11.39%) Web Services
3 29 (7.18%) Node.js
4 28 (6.93%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (4.46%) Apache Flex
6 13 (3.22%) .NET
7 11 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (2.23%) RESTful
9 8 (1.98%) LAMP
9 8 (1.98%) Velocity
9 8 (1.98%) YAML
10 6 (1.49%) gRPC
10 6 (1.49%) Protocol Buffers
11 5 (1.24%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (1.24%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (1.24%) React
12 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.99%) Redux
12 4 (0.99%) XML
13 3 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.86%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (10.15%) Cloud Native
3 28 (6.93%) Public Cloud
4 24 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.20%) Mobile App
6 19 (4.70%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.47%) EPoS
8 12 (2.97%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.24%) Replication
10 5 (1.24%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.99%) Clustering
12 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.50%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 169 (41.83%) Linux
2 57 (14.11%) Windows
3 43 (10.64%) Unix
4 6 (1.49%) CentOS
4 6 (1.49%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.50%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Fedora
7 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 255 (63.12%) DevOps
3 116 (28.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 96 (23.76%) Microservices
5 87 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (16.58%) Observability
7 65 (16.09%) Software Engineering
8 51 (12.62%) Deployment Automation
9 49 (12.13%) Configuration Management
10 43 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 36 (8.91%) Change Management
13 32 (7.92%) Asset Management
14 31 (7.67%) Analytics
14 31 (7.67%) Software Deployment
15 30 (7.43%) Service-Level Objective
16 28 (6.93%) Capacity Planning
16 28 (6.93%) Incident Management
17 27 (6.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 213 (52.72%) Python
2 127 (31.44%) Java
3 88 (21.78%) Go
4 57 (14.11%) JavaScript
5 45 (11.14%) SQL
6 43 (10.64%) Bash Shell
7 35 (8.66%) PowerShell
8 23 (5.69%) Ruby
9 21 (5.20%) Kotlin
10 18 (4.46%) C#
11 13 (3.22%) Groovy
12 11 (2.72%) Perl
13 9 (2.23%) C++
14 7 (1.73%) C
14 7 (1.73%) PHP
15 6 (1.49%) Bourne shell
16 5 (1.24%) Scala
16 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.50%) Jython
18 1 (0.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 18 (4.46%) Degree
2 16 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.74%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.49%) SLA
3 4 (0.99%) ISO 22301
3 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.74%) QA
5 2 (0.50%) SOC 2
System Software
1 221 (54.70%) Docker
2 9 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.24%) LXC
4 5 (1.24%) Postfix
5 4 (0.99%) Xen
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 230 (56.93%) Kubernetes
2 204 (50.50%) Terraform
3 172 (42.57%) Ansible
4 98 (24.26%) Prometheus
5 69 (17.08%) Grafana
6 47 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (9.90%) Puppet
8 39 (9.65%) ZABBIX
9 20 (4.95%) Graphite
10 11 (2.72%) Kibana
10 11 (2.72%) logstash
11 10 (2.48%) Nagios
12 9 (2.23%) Salt
13 6 (1.49%) CSIRT
14 5 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (1.24%) Munin
15 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.25%) Istio
15 1 (0.25%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 31 (7.67%) Google
2 23 (5.69%) IBM
3 18 (4.46%) VMware
4 15 (3.71%) AppDynamics
5 13 (3.22%) Microsoft
6 12 (2.97%) New Relic
7 11 (2.72%) Dynatrace
7 11 (2.72%) Splunk
8 10 (2.48%) Oracle
8 10 (2.48%) PagerDuty
9 9 (2.23%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.49%) TOWER Software
11 5 (1.24%) Lets Encrypt
11 5 (1.24%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.99%) Citrix
13 3 (0.74%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.74%) Spotify
14 2 (0.50%) hybris
14 2 (0.50%) Qualys
14 2 (0.50%) SaltStack