Period
to 21 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Site Reliability Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 445 786 954
Rank change year-on-year +341 +168 +164
Permanent jobs requiring a Site Reliability Engineer 248 300 220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 245 225 201
Median annual salary £65,000 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.13% +10.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,800 £46,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £115,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +14.29%

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 46,414 131,017 156,894
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.66% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,390 104,523 126,398
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineer in the UK

Site Reliability Engineer
Top 14 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 21 October 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 +320 238 £65,000 -16.72% 43
London +250 140 £75,000 -16.67% 16
UK excluding London +281 98 £60,000 -4.00% 29
Work from Home +59 47 £60,000 -32.39% 20
South East +217 41 £62,500 +4.17% 8
North of England +150 20 £60,000 -17.24% 11
Midlands +136 17 £60,000 +26.32% 1
West Midlands +116 17 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire +130 11 £62,500 -6.32% 5
South West +116 10 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North West +104 9 £55,000 -25.42% 5
Scotland +95 7 £42,000 - 2
East of England +115 2 £60,000 -17.24% 1
Northern Ireland +23 1 £55,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 149 (60.08%) DevOps
3 147 (59.27%) Python
4 146 (58.87%) AWS
5 135 (54.44%) Kubernetes
6 121 (48.79%) Terraform
6 121 (48.79%) Docker
7 101 (40.73%) Ansible
8 83 (33.47%) Linux
9 75 (30.24%) Java
10 66 (26.61%) Azure
11 59 (23.79%) Jenkins
12 54 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (19.76%) Serverless
14 46 (18.55%) Fintech
15 45 (18.15%) Infrastructure as Code
16 44 (17.74%) Go
16 44 (17.74%) Puppet
17 38 (15.32%) GCP
18 35 (14.11%) Finance
18 35 (14.11%) Unix
18 35 (14.11%) AWS Lambda
19 34 (13.71%) Windows
19 34 (13.71%) JavaScript
19 34 (13.71%) Configuration Management
20 32 (12.90%) C#
21 31 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
22 30 (12.10%) GitLab
22 30 (12.10%) SaaS
22 30 (12.10%) SDLC

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 15 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (4.03%) Confluence
2 10 (4.03%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.42%) IIS
4 4 (1.61%) Apache
4 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.40%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 146 (58.87%) AWS
2 66 (26.61%) Azure
3 49 (19.76%) Serverless
4 38 (15.32%) GCP
5 35 (14.11%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (12.10%) SaaS
7 28 (11.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (8.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 21 (8.47%) PaaS
10 17 (6.85%) Heroku
11 16 (6.45%) Datadog
12 14 (5.65%) Amazon S3
13 12 (4.84%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (4.44%) OpenShift
15 9 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (2.82%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (2.82%) IaaS
16 7 (2.82%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (2.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.24%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.03%) DNS
3 6 (2.42%) SNMP
4 5 (2.02%) AMQP
4 5 (2.02%) Internet
4 5 (2.02%) Network Security
4 5 (2.02%) VPN
5 3 (1.21%) DHCP
5 3 (1.21%) Firewall
5 3 (1.21%) SSL
6 1 (0.40%) Ethereal
6 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) NAS
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) SSH
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.24%) Big Data
2 13 (5.24%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.63%) Redis
6 7 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.82%) MySQL
7 6 (2.42%) InfluxDB
8 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (1.21%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.21%) Looker
10 3 (1.21%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.81%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (23.79%) Jenkins
2 30 (12.10%) GitLab
3 24 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 20 (8.06%) JIRA
5 13 (5.24%) eggPlant
5 13 (5.24%) Locust
6 6 (2.42%) Subversion
7 5 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.02%) CircleCI
8 4 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.21%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.21%) GoCD
9 3 (1.21%) Maven
9 3 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.40%) Ant
11 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.40%) Gradle
11 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 35 (14.11%) Finance
2 8 (3.23%) Law
3 7 (2.82%) Banking
4 6 (2.42%) Back Office
4 6 (2.42%) Games
5 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.89%) .NET
2 15 (6.05%) Kafka
3 13 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (4.44%) Velocity
5 7 (2.82%) Node.js
5 7 (2.82%) YAML
6 6 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (2.42%) Web Services
7 5 (2.02%) boto
8 2 (0.81%) Middleware
9 1 (0.40%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.40%) CSS
9 1 (0.40%) LAMP
9 1 (0.40%) LDAP
9 1 (0.40%) React
9 1 (0.40%) REST
9 1 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.27%) Public Cloud
2 15 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.65%) Cloud Native
4 12 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.44%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.82%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.42%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.21%) Replication
9 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.81%) PKI
11 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 83 (33.47%) Linux
2 35 (14.11%) Unix
3 34 (13.71%) Windows
4 13 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 149 (60.08%) DevOps
3 54 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (18.55%) Fintech
5 45 (18.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 34 (13.71%) Configuration Management
7 30 (12.10%) SDLC
8 24 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 23 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (9.27%) Information Security
10 22 (8.87%) Incident Management
11 21 (8.47%) Deployment Automation
11 21 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (8.06%) Continuous Deployment
12 20 (8.06%) Microservices
12 20 (8.06%) Systems Engineering
12 20 (8.06%) Task Automation
13 16 (6.45%) Service-Level Objective
14 12 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 11 (4.44%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 147 (59.27%) Python
2 75 (30.24%) Java
3 44 (17.74%) Go
4 34 (13.71%) JavaScript
5 32 (12.90%) C#
6 26 (10.48%) Bash Shell
6 26 (10.48%) Ruby
7 25 (10.08%) SQL
8 24 (9.68%) PHP
9 20 (8.06%) C++
10 18 (7.26%) PowerShell
10 18 (7.26%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.63%) C
11 9 (3.63%) Perl
12 8 (3.23%) Groovy
13 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.21%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.81%) Clojure
16 1 (0.40%) Jython
16 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (11.29%) Degree
2 9 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.61%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.84%) SLA
2 6 (2.42%) ISO 22301
2 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 121 (48.79%) Docker
2 8 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.42%) Xen
4 4 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 135 (54.44%) Kubernetes
2 121 (48.79%) Terraform
3 101 (40.73%) Ansible
4 44 (17.74%) Puppet
5 31 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (9.27%) Grafana
7 17 (6.85%) Prometheus
8 13 (5.24%) ZABBIX
9 6 (2.42%) Salt
10 5 (2.02%) Kibana
10 5 (2.02%) Rancher
11 4 (1.61%) Nagios
12 2 (0.81%) Packer
13 1 (0.40%) Graphite
13 1 (0.40%) logstash
13 1 (0.40%) Marathon
13 1 (0.40%) OpenView
13 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.45%) Google
3 9 (3.63%) Oracle
3 9 (3.63%) VMware
4 7 (2.82%) IBM
5 6 (2.42%) Qualys
5 6 (2.42%) Splunk
6 4 (1.61%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.61%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.61%) PagerDuty
7 3 (1.21%) Sun
8 2 (0.81%) CA
8 2 (0.81%) New Relic
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe
9 1 (0.40%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) hybris
9 1 (0.40%) RedGate
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) TOWER Software