Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 948 1058
Rank change year-on-year +268 +110 +166
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 477 254 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.16% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 414 239 113
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £46,250 £48,000 £45,400
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,250 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +15.79%

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 144,874 163,724 169,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,516 130,082 140,302
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +250 454 £70,000 +9.80% 59
London +170 278 £75,000 +7.14% 41
UK excluding London +139 192 £62,500 +8.70% 20
South East +44 64 £70,000 +16.67% 7
East of England +56 52 £65,000 +13.04%
North of England +42 43 £51,500 -6.36% 8
Yorkshire +44 26 £50,500 -12.17% 7
Wales - 17 £60,000 - 2
North West +15 16 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Midlands +10 7 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South West +12 6 £61,250 -7.55% 1
East Midlands +15 4 £58,250 +16.50% 2
West Midlands +38 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Scotland -1 2 £57,500 +25.00%
North East +3 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 367 (76.94%) DevOps
2 282 (59.12%) Python
3 268 (56.18%) Linux
4 222 (46.54%) Amazon AWS
5 211 (44.23%) Ansible
5 211 (44.23%) Docker
6 197 (41.30%) Kubernetes
7 156 (32.70%) Java
7 156 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (30.61%) Puppet
9 117 (24.53%) Terraform
10 109 (22.85%) Opscode Chef
11 96 (20.13%) Unix
12 94 (19.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 91 (19.08%) Jenkins
14 90 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
15 88 (18.45%) Bash Shell
16 85 (17.82%) Configuration Management
17 76 (15.93%) Go
18 71 (14.88%) Windows
18 71 (14.88%) Ruby
18 71 (14.88%) Google
18 71 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (14.05%) C++
19 67 (14.05%) Continuous Delivery
20 66 (13.84%) Finance
21 65 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
22 64 (13.42%) Software Engineering
23 62 (13.00%) SQL
24 58 (12.16%) VMware

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 43 (9.01%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (6.71%) OpenStack
3 19 (3.98%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.94%) Apache
5 12 (2.52%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.89%) GlassFish
7 8 (1.68%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.47%) nginx
9 6 (1.26%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.05%) Confluence
10 5 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.84%) CMS
12 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.42%) IIS
14 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.21%) Jetty
14 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 222 (46.54%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (19.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 90 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (7.97%) Serverless
5 34 (7.13%) AWS Lambda
6 32 (6.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 31 (6.50%) IaaS
8 30 (6.29%) SaaS
9 24 (5.03%) PaaS
10 23 (4.82%) Amazon S3
11 21 (4.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (3.77%) GitHub
14 11 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (2.10%) Stackdriver
16 8 (1.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 8 (1.68%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (1.68%) iTunes
16 8 (1.68%) Route 53
17 7 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 21 (4.40%) DNS
3 17 (3.56%) Network Security
4 10 (2.10%) Firewall
4 10 (2.10%) Internet
5 8 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (1.68%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.47%) VPN
6 7 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.26%) 802.11
7 6 (1.26%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.05%) HTTP
9 4 (0.84%) BGP
9 4 (0.84%) DHCP
9 4 (0.84%) WAN
9 4 (0.84%) Wireless
10 3 (0.63%) RFID
10 3 (0.63%) VLAN
10 3 (0.63%) VRRP
10 3 (0.63%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.06%) Big Data
2 32 (6.71%) MySQL
3 28 (5.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 28 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.61%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.40%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.98%) MongoDB
8 18 (3.77%) SQL Server
9 15 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.73%) HBase
10 13 (2.73%) InfluxDB
11 12 (2.52%) DB2
12 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.89%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.89%) Redis
14 8 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (1.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 91 (19.08%) Jenkins
2 49 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (3.98%) Maven
4 19 (3.98%) Visual Studio
5 18 (3.77%) JIRA
5 18 (3.77%) TeamCity
6 17 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (2.73%) Subversion
8 9 (1.89%) Artifactory
8 9 (1.89%) CF BOSH
8 9 (1.89%) SonarQube
9 8 (1.68%) Gerrit
9 8 (1.68%) git-flow
9 8 (1.68%) GitLab
10 7 (1.47%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.26%) Gradle
11 6 (1.26%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (13.84%) Finance
2 28 (5.87%) Retail
3 15 (3.14%) Games
4 14 (2.94%) Marketing
5 10 (2.10%) Banking
6 9 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.26%) Law
8 5 (1.05%) Publishing
9 4 (0.84%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 227 (47.59%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 177 (37.11%) Site Engineer
3 167 (35.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 61 (12.79%) AWS Engineer
5 59 (12.37%) Cloud Engineer
6 48 (10.06%) Linux Engineer
7 36 (7.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 32 (6.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 30 (6.29%) Senior DevOps
10 29 (6.08%) AWS DevOps
10 29 (6.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 29 (6.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 23 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 18 (3.77%) Lead DevOps
14 18 (3.77%) Python Engineer
15 16 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
15 16 (3.35%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 14 (2.94%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.32%) Web Services
2 38 (7.97%) Velocity
3 32 (6.71%) .NET
4 27 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
5 20 (4.19%) Node.js
6 16 (3.35%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.35%) Kafka
7 14 (2.94%) REST
8 11 (2.31%) J2EE
8 11 (2.31%) Middleware
9 10 (2.10%) .NET Core
10 8 (1.68%) LAMP
10 8 (1.68%) YAML
11 7 (1.47%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.26%) 802.1X
12 6 (1.26%) LEMP Stack
13 5 (1.05%) JSON
13 5 (1.05%) LDAP
13 5 (1.05%) Spark Streaming
14 4 (0.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.34%) Fintech
2 33 (6.92%) Public Cloud
3 25 (5.24%) Private Cloud
3 25 (5.24%) Robotics
4 24 (5.03%) Cloud Native
5 19 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.05%) Replication
11 4 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 268 (56.18%) Linux
2 96 (20.13%) Unix
3 71 (14.88%) Windows
4 35 (7.34%) CentOS
5 29 (6.08%) Ubuntu
6 15 (3.14%) Debian
7 14 (2.94%) Windows Server
8 12 (2.52%) CoreOS
9 11 (2.31%) AIX
10 8 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.84%) Solaris
12 3 (0.63%) Android
12 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.42%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.42%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.21%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (76.94%) DevOps
2 156 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (17.82%) Configuration Management
4 71 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (14.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 65 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (13.42%) Software Engineering
8 56 (11.74%) Systems Engineering
9 52 (10.90%) Open Source
10 50 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 39 (8.18%) Coaching
12 38 (7.97%) ITIL
13 34 (7.13%) Microservices
13 34 (7.13%) Test Automation
14 33 (6.92%) Mentoring
15 32 (6.71%) Computer Science
16 31 (6.50%) Deployment Automation
17 26 (5.45%) Software Delivery
18 25 (5.24%) Capacity Planning
18 25 (5.24%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 282 (59.12%) Python
2 156 (32.70%) Java
3 88 (18.45%) Bash Shell
4 76 (15.93%) Go
5 71 (14.88%) Ruby
6 67 (14.05%) C++
7 62 (13.00%) SQL
8 45 (9.43%) PowerShell
9 41 (8.60%) C#
10 39 (8.18%) JavaScript
11 37 (7.76%) Perl
12 30 (6.29%) C
13 23 (4.82%) PHP
14 11 (2.31%) Shell Script
15 10 (2.10%) Groovy
15 10 (2.10%) Scala
16 7 (1.47%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.47%) R
17 6 (1.26%) Java 8
18 5 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (9.01%) Degree
2 21 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.94%) RHCA
4 9 (1.89%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.68%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.26%) PhD
7 5 (1.05%) MBA
8 3 (0.63%) CWAP
8 3 (0.63%) CWDP
8 3 (0.63%) CWNA
9 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) CCNA
10 1 (0.21%) CCNP
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.14%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.47%) GDPR
3 5 (1.05%) QA
4 4 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 211 (44.23%) Docker
2 42 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (3.56%) Ceph
5 15 (3.14%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.05%) vSphere
7 2 (0.42%) KVM
7 2 (0.42%) Varnish
8 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.21%) etcd
8 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.21%) QEMU
8 1 (0.21%) vCloud
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 211 (44.23%) Ansible
2 197 (41.30%) Kubernetes
3 146 (30.61%) Puppet
4 117 (24.53%) Terraform
5 109 (22.85%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (7.76%) Grafana
7 31 (6.50%) Prometheus
8 25 (5.24%) Salt
9 19 (3.98%) Packer
10 13 (2.73%) logstash
11 11 (2.31%) Nagios
12 9 (1.89%) ZABBIX
13 8 (1.68%) Capistrano
14 7 (1.47%) Kibana
15 6 (1.26%) Mesos
15 6 (1.26%) Oozie
16 5 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (1.05%) Icinga
17 4 (0.84%) HAProxy
18 3 (0.63%) Cacti
Vendors
1 71 (14.88%) Google
2 58 (12.16%) VMware
3 46 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.71%) Red Hat
5 31 (6.50%) Oracle
6 27 (5.66%) Splunk
7 17 (3.56%) NetApp
8 15 (3.14%) New Relic
9 13 (2.73%) Cloudera
10 10 (2.10%) Citrix
10 10 (2.10%) IBM
11 8 (1.68%) Apple
11 8 (1.68%) Brocade
11 8 (1.68%) Dell
12 6 (1.26%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.05%) Aruba
13 5 (1.05%) Hortonworks
13 5 (1.05%) MapR
13 5 (1.05%) Zend
14 4 (0.84%) AppDynamics