Period
to 28 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 456 752 899
Rank change year-on-year +296 +147 +161
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 355 282 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 405 203 214
Median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £49,250 £46,500 £48,200
90th Percentile £100,000 £115,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

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 62,313 120,054 144,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,527 97,214 117,278
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +274 332 £65,000 -13.33% 63
London +223 183 £66,500 -21.76% 29
UK excluding London +237 155 £65,000 +8.33% 36
Work from Home +23 105 £65,000 -17.46% 17
South East +184 59 £70,000 +16.67% 8
North of England +85 45 £65,000 -2.57% 18
Midlands +95 21 £65,000 - 2
Yorkshire +64 21 £65,000 +20.37% 7
North West +53 20 £65,000 -10.93% 10
West Midlands +76 17 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Scotland - 14 £41,500 - 2
South West +60 7 £36,000 -28.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 6 £52,500 - 1
East Midlands +62 4 £65,000 +36.84%
North East - 4 £65,000 - 1
East of England +80 3 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 355 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 216 (60.85%) DevOps
3 195 (54.93%) Kubernetes
4 194 (54.65%) AWS
5 190 (53.52%) Python
6 183 (51.55%) Docker
7 174 (49.01%) Ansible
8 167 (47.04%) Terraform
9 145 (40.85%) Linux
10 102 (28.73%) Java
11 91 (25.63%) Jenkins
12 88 (24.79%) Azure
13 81 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (21.69%) Go
15 75 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
16 68 (19.15%) GitLab
17 58 (16.34%) Software Engineering
18 56 (15.77%) JavaScript
19 51 (14.37%) Unix
20 50 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
20 50 (14.08%) Prometheus
21 48 (13.52%) GCP
21 48 (13.52%) Kafka
22 46 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
23 44 (12.39%) Games
24 43 (12.11%) Finance
24 43 (12.11%) Microservices
25 42 (11.83%) Windows
26 41 (11.55%) ZABBIX
27 39 (10.99%) Puppet

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 (7.04%) Apache
2 14 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (2.82%) Confluence
4 10 (2.82%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.13%) Apache Pulsar
6 4 (1.13%) nginx
7 3 (0.85%) Drupal
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 194 (54.65%) AWS
2 88 (24.79%) Azure
3 48 (13.52%) GCP
4 39 (10.99%) Serverless
5 37 (10.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 36 (10.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (9.01%) SaaS
8 30 (8.45%) PaaS
9 23 (6.48%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (6.20%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (5.63%) Datadog
12 19 (5.35%) Amazon ECS
12 19 (5.35%) IBM Cloud
13 17 (4.79%) Amazon S3
14 16 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (4.51%) OpenShift
15 14 (3.94%) Heroku
16 13 (3.66%) Amazon EKS
17 12 (3.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (2.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.20%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.10%) DNS
2 11 (3.10%) HTTP
3 10 (2.82%) HTTPS
4 9 (2.54%) SNMP
5 7 (1.97%) DHCP
6 6 (1.69%) Internet
7 5 (1.41%) AMQP
7 5 (1.41%) FTP
7 5 (1.41%) IPsec
7 5 (1.41%) Network Security
8 4 (1.13%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.85%) Firewall
9 3 (0.85%) VPN
10 2 (0.56%) DSL
10 2 (0.56%) SSL
11 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.28%) NAS
11 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.70%) MySQL
2 32 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.51%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.51%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (2.54%) Big Data
4 9 (2.54%) InfluxDB
5 6 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.56%) Redis
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.28%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 91 (25.63%) Jenkins
2 68 (19.15%) GitLab
3 31 (8.73%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.92%) JIRA
5 15 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (3.94%) Artifactory
7 12 (3.38%) Subversion
8 11 (3.10%) eggPlant
8 11 (3.10%) Locust
9 8 (2.25%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.97%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.69%) Travis CI
11 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.41%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.85%) GoCD
14 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
15 1 (0.28%) Maven
15 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (12.39%) Games
2 43 (12.11%) Finance
3 13 (3.66%) Banking
4 8 (2.25%) Back Office
5 7 (1.97%) Marketing
6 6 (1.69%) Publishing
7 5 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.13%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.56%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.52%) Kafka
2 20 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
3 19 (5.35%) Node.js
4 18 (5.07%) Apache Flex
5 15 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (3.66%) .NET
7 10 (2.82%) YAML
8 9 (2.54%) Web Services
9 7 (1.97%) LAMP
10 5 (1.41%) boto
11 4 (1.13%) Celery
11 4 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (1.13%) Resque
11 4 (1.13%) Sidekiq
12 3 (0.85%) RESTful
13 2 (0.56%) Middleware
13 2 (0.56%) Velocity
14 1 (0.28%) CSS
14 1 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.86%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (7.61%) Public Cloud
3 24 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.51%) Cloud Native
6 12 (3.38%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.82%) SWIFT
8 9 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.97%) EPoS
9 7 (1.97%) Replication
10 6 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.13%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 145 (40.85%) Linux
2 51 (14.37%) Unix
3 42 (11.83%) Windows
4 7 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.13%) CentOS
5 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 216 (60.85%) DevOps
3 81 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
5 58 (16.34%) Software Engineering
6 46 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (12.11%) Microservices
8 39 (10.99%) Configuration Management
9 36 (10.14%) Fintech
10 35 (9.86%) Deployment Automation
10 35 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (9.30%) Service-Level Objective
12 32 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (9.01%) TDD
13 27 (7.61%) SDLC
14 26 (7.32%) Information Security
15 25 (7.04%) Observability
16 24 (6.76%) Incident Management
17 22 (6.20%) Analytics
18 19 (5.35%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 190 (53.52%) Python
2 102 (28.73%) Java
3 77 (21.69%) Go
4 56 (15.77%) JavaScript
5 37 (10.42%) Bash Shell
6 33 (9.30%) SQL
7 30 (8.45%) PowerShell
8 26 (7.32%) PHP
9 24 (6.76%) Ruby
10 21 (5.92%) Kotlin
11 20 (5.63%) C#
12 15 (4.23%) Groovy
12 15 (4.23%) Perl
13 10 (2.82%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.54%) C++
15 4 (1.13%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.85%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.85%) C
17 2 (0.56%) Jython
17 2 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (9.58%) Degree
2 10 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.85%) AWS Certification
3 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.10%) SLA
2 10 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.54%) ISO 22301
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) EMIR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 183 (51.55%) Docker
2 9 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.97%) Xen
5 4 (1.13%) Postfix
5 4 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 195 (54.93%) Kubernetes
2 174 (49.01%) Ansible
3 167 (47.04%) Terraform
4 50 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (14.08%) Prometheus
5 41 (11.55%) ZABBIX
6 39 (10.99%) Puppet
7 35 (9.86%) Grafana
8 20 (5.63%) Graphite
9 9 (2.54%) Salt
10 8 (2.25%) Nagios
11 6 (1.69%) CSIRT
12 5 (1.41%) Kibana
13 4 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.13%) Munin
14 2 (0.56%) logstash
14 2 (0.56%) Rancher
15 1 (0.28%) OpenView
15 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
15 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (6.76%) Google
2 20 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.35%) IBM
4 18 (5.07%) VMware
5 10 (2.82%) AppDynamics
5 10 (2.82%) Dynatrace
5 10 (2.82%) New Relic
6 9 (2.54%) Oracle
7 7 (1.97%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.97%) Qualys
8 6 (1.69%) Splunk
8 6 (1.69%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.13%) Citrix
9 4 (1.13%) Lets Encrypt
9 4 (1.13%) PagerDuty
9 4 (1.13%) Spotify
10 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.85%) Sun
11 2 (0.56%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.56%) SAP