Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 538 703 997
Rank change year-on-year +165 +294 +139
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 664 502 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.33% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 489 433 194
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +13.04%
10th Percentile £47,250 £45,100 £42,500
90th Percentile £113,000 £95,000 £94,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -

Site Reliability Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 125,865 151,275 162,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.81% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 99,112 120,344 128,025
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Site Reliability Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering.

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. 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 +160 635 £75,000 +11.11% 144
London +179 411 £80,000 +10.34% 97
UK excluding London +106 248 £60,000 -4.00% 52
North of England +47 68 £62,500 +19.05% 21
South East +30 59 £62,500 -10.71% 11
North West +77 45 £70,000 +12.00% 14
East of England +42 39 £57,500 -11.54% 5
South West +39 32 £55,000 -12.00% 7
Midlands +50 25 £62,500 +16.28% 3
Yorkshire -5 15 £60,652 +20.10% 2
East Midlands +38 13 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Scotland +25 12 £70,000 +14.29% 4
West Midlands +16 12 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Wales +11 12 £37,500 -37.50% 1
North East +25 8 £75,514 +67.81% 5
Northern Ireland -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Site Reliability Engineering.

1 460 (69.28%) DevOps
2 362 (54.52%) AWS
3 347 (52.26%) Kubernetes
4 331 (49.85%) Python
5 329 (49.55%) Linux
6 308 (46.39%) Docker
7 264 (39.76%) Terraform
8 257 (38.70%) Ansible
9 231 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
10 202 (30.42%) Java
11 201 (30.27%) Puppet
12 174 (26.20%) GCP
13 168 (25.30%) Opscode Chef
13 168 (25.30%) Infrastructure as Code
14 143 (21.54%) Azure
14 143 (21.54%) Bash Shell
15 139 (20.93%) Go
16 138 (20.78%) Jenkins
17 117 (17.62%) Software Engineering
18 114 (17.17%) Ruby
19 113 (17.02%) Finance
20 109 (16.42%) Configuration Management
21 102 (15.36%) Microservices
22 100 (15.06%) Unix
23 81 (12.20%) Google
23 81 (12.20%) Kafka
24 79 (11.90%) SaaS
25 78 (11.75%) Banking
26 77 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
27 76 (11.45%) Continuous Integration

Site Reliability Engineering
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 51 (7.68%) Tomcat
2 39 (5.87%) Apache
3 38 (5.72%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (4.97%) Apache Spark
5 24 (3.61%) JBoss
6 17 (2.56%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.26%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (1.66%) Luigi
9 10 (1.51%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.36%) IIS
11 7 (1.05%) Confluence
12 5 (0.75%) CMS
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.30%) nginx
14 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.15%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 362 (54.52%) AWS
2 174 (26.20%) GCP
3 143 (21.54%) Azure
4 79 (11.90%) SaaS
5 43 (6.48%) Datadog
5 43 (6.48%) Serverless
6 37 (5.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 31 (4.67%) PaaS
8 29 (4.37%) OpenShift
9 28 (4.22%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (2.11%) IaaS
12 12 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
12 12 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (1.66%) GitHub
14 10 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (1.36%) Office 365
16 8 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
16 8 (1.20%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.27%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.67%) DNS
3 17 (2.56%) Firewall
4 14 (2.11%) Internet
5 11 (1.66%) VPN
6 9 (1.36%) Network Security
7 6 (0.90%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.90%) WAN
8 5 (0.75%) HTTP
9 3 (0.45%) LAN
9 3 (0.45%) SSL
9 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.45%) Wireless
10 1 (0.15%) DHCP
10 1 (0.15%) SMTP
10 1 (0.15%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.79%) Relational Database
2 57 (8.58%) SQL Server
3 52 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (6.93%) MySQL
5 40 (6.02%) Big Data
6 28 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.61%) RDBMS
8 23 (3.46%) MongoDB
9 20 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (2.26%) Redis
11 14 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
11 14 (2.11%) Blockchain
12 13 (1.96%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.66%) BigQuery
14 7 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.90%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 138 (20.78%) Jenkins
2 63 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.67%) IBM UrbanCode
4 19 (2.86%) Maven
4 19 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.96%) Ant
5 13 (1.96%) CircleCI
5 13 (1.96%) GitLab
6 11 (1.66%) JIRA
6 11 (1.66%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.51%) Travis CI
8 9 (1.36%) Gradle
9 5 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.75%) Subversion
10 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.45%) CMake
11 3 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 113 (17.02%) Finance
2 78 (11.75%) Banking
3 28 (4.22%) Retail
4 12 (1.81%) Legal
4 12 (1.81%) Marketing
4 12 (1.81%) Public Sector
5 11 (1.66%) Law
6 10 (1.51%) Games
6 10 (1.51%) Publishing
7 6 (0.90%) Advertising
8 5 (0.75%) Front Office
8 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Automotive
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 290 (43.67%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 240 (36.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 220 (33.13%) Site Engineer
4 58 (8.73%) Cloud Engineer
4 58 (8.73%) Senior DevOps
5 50 (7.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 49 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
7 48 (7.23%) AWS Engineer
8 37 (5.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 36 (5.42%) Platform Engineer
10 34 (5.12%) Support Engineer
11 30 (4.52%) Developer
12 29 (4.37%) AWS DevOps
13 28 (4.22%) Python Engineer
14 27 (4.07%) Software Engineer
15 26 (3.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 24 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (3.16%) Applications Engineer
18 20 (3.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 20 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.20%) Kafka
2 62 (9.34%) Web Services
3 49 (7.38%) Node.js
4 39 (5.87%) Elastic Stack
5 28 (4.22%) .NET
6 26 (3.92%) React
7 24 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (1.96%) JSON
8 13 (1.96%) Middleware
8 13 (1.96%) Redux
8 13 (1.96%) REST
9 11 (1.66%) Pandas
9 11 (1.66%) scikit-learn
10 10 (1.51%) CSS
10 10 (1.51%) HTML
10 10 (1.51%) Spring Boot
11 8 (1.20%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.05%) Sensu
12 7 (1.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.64%) Public Cloud
2 44 (6.63%) Cloud Native
3 34 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (4.67%) Private Cloud
5 29 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.61%) Client/Server
7 22 (3.31%) Mobile Banking
8 21 (3.16%) Algorithms
9 20 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.26%) e-Learning
11 14 (2.11%) Hedge funds
11 14 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.81%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.66%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.51%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.36%) User Experience
16 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.75%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 329 (49.55%) Linux
2 100 (15.06%) Unix
3 71 (10.69%) Windows
4 16 (2.41%) CentOS
5 9 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.75%) Debian
7 5 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.60%) Android
8 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.15%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (69.28%) DevOps
2 231 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (25.30%) Infrastructure as Code
4 117 (17.62%) Software Engineering
5 109 (16.42%) Configuration Management
6 102 (15.36%) Microservices
7 77 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
8 76 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (10.39%) Fintech
10 61 (9.19%) SDLC
10 61 (9.19%) Test Automation
11 60 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (8.89%) Continuous Deployment
13 56 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 52 (7.83%) Open Source
15 51 (7.68%) Mentoring
16 47 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (7.08%) Machine Learning
17 41 (6.17%) Coaching
18 36 (5.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 331 (49.85%) Python
2 202 (30.42%) Java
3 143 (21.54%) Bash Shell
4 139 (20.93%) Go
5 114 (17.17%) Ruby
6 50 (7.53%) JavaScript
6 50 (7.53%) Perl
6 50 (7.53%) SQL
7 49 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 42 (6.33%) C#
9 39 (5.87%) C++
10 25 (3.77%) C
11 19 (2.86%) Scala
12 14 (2.11%) Clojure
13 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.51%) Java 8
15 9 (1.36%) PHP
16 5 (0.75%) Haskell
16 5 (0.75%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 38 (5.72%) Degree
2 16 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.66%) PhD
4 5 (0.75%) AWS Certification
4 5 (0.75%) CCNP
4 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.60%) CIPD
6 3 (0.45%) CCIE
6 3 (0.45%) CWNE
6 3 (0.45%) JNCIE
6 3 (0.45%) JNCIP
6 3 (0.45%) RHCE
7 2 (0.30%) CCNA
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.15%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.15%) MCSE
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.77%) QA
2 10 (1.51%) SLA
3 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.45%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 308 (46.39%) Docker
2 23 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (2.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.36%) etcd
5 9 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 347 (52.26%) Kubernetes
2 264 (39.76%) Terraform
3 257 (38.70%) Ansible
4 201 (30.27%) Puppet
5 168 (25.30%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (7.38%) Prometheus
7 34 (5.12%) Salt
8 30 (4.52%) Rancher
9 17 (2.56%) Consul
9 17 (2.56%) Kibana
10 16 (2.41%) Packer
11 14 (2.11%) Istio
12 12 (1.81%) Grafana
12 12 (1.81%) linkerd
13 11 (1.66%) Rundeck
14 10 (1.51%) Mesos
15 9 (1.36%) logstash
16 8 (1.20%) Marathon
16 8 (1.20%) Nagios
17 7 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (12.20%) Google
2 71 (10.69%) Oracle
3 44 (6.63%) Splunk
4 40 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 34 (5.12%) PagerDuty
6 32 (4.82%) AppDynamics
7 30 (4.52%) WorldPay
8 28 (4.22%) CyberArk
9 20 (3.01%) Sun
10 14 (2.11%) VMware
11 10 (1.51%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.20%) Alibaba
12 8 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.05%) Facebook
13 7 (1.05%) Virgin Media
14 6 (0.90%) Informatica
15 5 (0.75%) BMC
15 5 (0.75%) New Relic
16 4 (0.60%) SaltStack
16 4 (0.60%) Twitter