Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 400 591 746
Rank change year-on-year +191 +155 +254
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 589 621 487
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 509 573 431
Median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +20.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £49,750 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £119,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,288 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.48% +4.35% +9.52%

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 79,858 131,792 158,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.27% 92.23% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 63,292 103,221 127,466
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Site Reliability Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering.

Salary trend for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 5 June 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 +187 565 £77,500 +6.90% 66
London +157 415 £85,000 +6.25% 33
UK excluding London +137 165 £63,288 +5.48% 34
North of England +150 66 £65,000 - 10
North West +95 35 £63,288 -3.90% 2
South East +66 34 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Work from Home +15 33 £65,000 -13.33% 11
South West +93 31 £60,000 - 11
Yorkshire +113 26 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Scotland +81 19 £65,000 -7.14% 1
West Midlands +90 12 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Midlands +86 12 £60,000 +4.35% 2
North East +14 5 - - 2
East of England +59 4 £50,000 -25.93% 1

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 432 (73.34%) DevOps
2 382 (64.86%) AWS
3 376 (63.84%) Kubernetes
4 366 (62.14%) Docker
5 328 (55.69%) Python
6 274 (46.52%) Terraform
7 254 (43.12%) Linux
8 220 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
9 210 (35.65%) Java
10 205 (34.80%) Ansible
11 170 (28.86%) Infrastructure as Code
12 164 (27.84%) Azure
13 162 (27.50%) Finance
14 161 (27.33%) GCP
15 146 (24.79%) Jenkins
16 127 (21.56%) Fintech
17 124 (21.05%) Software Engineering
18 112 (19.02%) Puppet
19 101 (17.15%) Web Services
20 96 (16.30%) Bash Shell
21 92 (15.62%) Microservices
22 80 (13.58%) JavaScript
23 72 (12.22%) Go
24 70 (11.88%) SaaS
24 70 (11.88%) Test Automation
25 69 (11.71%) Google
26 68 (11.54%) Configuration Management
27 65 (11.04%) Prometheus
28 63 (10.70%) Analytics
29 62 (10.53%) OpenShift

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 21 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (2.72%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.70%) Apache
4 9 (1.53%) Confluence
5 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.34%) CMS
8 2 (0.34%) IIS
8 2 (0.34%) nginx
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.34%) Tornado
8 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.17%) GemFire
9 1 (0.17%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 382 (64.86%) AWS
2 164 (27.84%) Azure
3 161 (27.33%) GCP
4 70 (11.88%) SaaS
5 62 (10.53%) OpenShift
6 58 (9.85%) Serverless
7 32 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (5.43%) PaaS
8 26 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (3.90%) IaaS
10 20 (3.40%) Apigee
11 19 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
11 19 (3.23%) Amazon S3
12 18 (3.06%) GitHub
13 14 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (2.21%) Amazon ECS
14 13 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (1.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (1.87%) Heroku
16 8 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.53%) Firewall
2 7 (1.19%) SNMP
2 7 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.02%) Internet
4 5 (0.85%) VPN
5 4 (0.68%) DNS
5 4 (0.68%) DSL
5 4 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.51%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.51%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.17%) DMZ
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.15%) Big Data
2 38 (6.45%) MySQL
2 38 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 30 (5.09%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.75%) Redis
5 24 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (2.72%) Hadoop
7 15 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (2.38%) Blockchain
9 13 (2.21%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.87%) Amazon Aurora
11 7 (1.19%) Looker
11 7 (1.19%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.02%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.85%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.85%) HBase
13 5 (0.85%) Sqoop
14 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 146 (24.79%) Jenkins
2 48 (8.15%) Git (software)
3 44 (7.47%) GitLab
4 31 (5.26%) JUnit
5 26 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (4.24%) Cucumber
6 25 (4.24%) Maven
6 25 (4.24%) Mocha
6 25 (4.24%) TeamCity
7 23 (3.90%) JIRA
8 10 (1.70%) Vagrant
9 9 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.53%) IBM UrbanCode
9 9 (1.53%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.02%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.02%) Selenium
11 5 (0.85%) Ant
11 5 (0.85%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.85%) Gradle
General
1 162 (27.50%) Finance
2 38 (6.45%) Banking
3 16 (2.72%) Retail
4 14 (2.38%) Legal
5 12 (2.04%) Billing
6 11 (1.87%) Games
7 5 (0.85%) Front Office
7 5 (0.85%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.68%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.51%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Police
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 279 (47.37%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 220 (37.35%) Site Engineer
3 201 (34.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 83 (14.09%) AWS Engineer
5 48 (8.15%) Software Engineer
6 41 (6.96%) Java Engineer
7 40 (6.79%) AWS DevOps
7 40 (6.79%) Senior DevOps
8 39 (6.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 34 (5.77%) Developer
10 33 (5.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 33 (5.60%) Python Engineer
11 31 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 31 (5.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 30 (5.09%) Java Software Engineer
13 29 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (4.92%) Developer in Test
13 29 (4.92%) Java Software Developer
13 29 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
13 29 (4.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (17.15%) Web Services
2 52 (8.83%) .NET
3 51 (8.66%) Kafka
4 33 (5.60%) REST
5 29 (4.92%) Node.js
6 28 (4.75%) Jest
7 25 (4.24%) Elastic Stack
8 21 (3.57%) Velocity
9 13 (2.21%) GraphQL
10 12 (2.04%) React
10 12 (2.04%) React Native
11 11 (1.87%) YAML
12 9 (1.53%) Apache Flex
12 9 (1.53%) Jinja
12 9 (1.53%) RESTful
12 9 (1.53%) Spring
13 8 (1.36%) Spring Boot
14 6 (1.02%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.02%) OAuth
14 6 (1.02%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.85%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (7.81%) Public Cloud
3 39 (6.62%) Cloud Native
4 28 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.90%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.87%) Cyberattack
8 11 (1.87%) PKI
8 11 (1.87%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.53%) User Experience
10 8 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.68%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.68%) PMI
13 4 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 254 (43.12%) Linux
2 57 (9.68%) Windows
3 41 (6.96%) Unix
4 14 (2.38%) CentOS
5 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.19%) Debian
7 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.51%) Android
9 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (73.34%) DevOps
2 220 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (28.86%) Infrastructure as Code
4 127 (21.56%) Fintech
5 124 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 92 (15.62%) Microservices
7 70 (11.88%) Test Automation
8 68 (11.54%) Configuration Management
9 63 (10.70%) Analytics
10 60 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (10.02%) Mentoring
12 58 (9.85%) Artificial Intelligence
13 57 (9.68%) Asset Management
14 56 (9.51%) Machine Learning
15 50 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
16 45 (7.64%) Deployment Automation
17 38 (6.45%) Migration
17 38 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (5.43%) Computer Science
19 31 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 328 (55.69%) Python
2 210 (35.65%) Java
3 96 (16.30%) Bash Shell
4 80 (13.58%) JavaScript
5 72 (12.22%) Go
6 56 (9.51%) Ruby
7 45 (7.64%) SQL
8 37 (6.28%) PowerShell
9 33 (5.60%) C#
10 25 (4.24%) C++
11 23 (3.90%) Kotlin
12 22 (3.74%) Scala
12 22 (3.74%) Shell Script
13 20 (3.40%) C
13 20 (3.40%) Perl
14 12 (2.04%) Groovy
14 12 (2.04%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.87%) Java 8
16 10 (1.70%) Clojure
17 9 (1.53%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 25 (4.24%) Degree
1 25 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.72%) DV Cleared
3 12 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.70%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.17%) CEH
8 1 (0.17%) CISA
8 1 (0.17%) CISM
8 1 (0.17%) CISMP
8 1 (0.17%) CISSP
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) RHCE
8 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.98%) QA
2 12 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.04%) NCSC
3 11 (1.87%) NIST
3 11 (1.87%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.34%) FINRA
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 366 (62.14%) Docker
2 26 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.02%) vSphere
5 5 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) LXC
6 1 (0.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 376 (63.84%) Kubernetes
2 274 (46.52%) Terraform
3 205 (34.80%) Ansible
4 112 (19.02%) Puppet
5 65 (11.04%) Prometheus
6 58 (9.85%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (7.13%) Grafana
8 19 (3.23%) Packer
9 14 (2.38%) Rancher
10 8 (1.36%) Kibana
11 7 (1.19%) Istio
11 7 (1.19%) Salt
12 3 (0.51%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.34%) Control-M
13 2 (0.34%) Nagios
13 2 (0.34%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.34%) StatsD
14 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 69 (11.71%) Google
2 44 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.41%) VMware
4 24 (4.07%) Oracle
4 24 (4.07%) Splunk
5 19 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.87%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.02%) IBM
8 5 (0.85%) Cisco
8 5 (0.85%) Dynatrace
8 5 (0.85%) PagerDuty
8 5 (0.85%) SaltStack
9 4 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.68%) CyberArk
9 4 (0.68%) Serena
10 3 (0.51%) FIS
10 3 (0.51%) NetApp
10 3 (0.51%) Nimsoft
10 3 (0.51%) Sybase
10 3 (0.51%) WorldPay