Site Reliability Engineering Jobs

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Site Reliability Engineering skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Site Reliability Engineering over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 298 400 296
Rank change year-on-year +102 -104 -30
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 837 631 2,467
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.77% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.81% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 357 473 1,124
10th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £52,500
25th Percentile £63,250 £61,180 £60,947
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%
75th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00% +15.38%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Site Reliability Engineering falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 75,478 77,846 169,786
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.06% 95.36% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 49,870 50,645 86,192
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £33,678
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £44,186
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +6.06%

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 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Top 17 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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +72 658 £82,500 - 55
UK excluding London +154 606 £70,000 +3.70% 40
North of England +152 288 £62,783 +2.50% 9
North West +139 227 £65,000 +10.64% 7
London +20 203 £100,000 +11.11% 23
Work from Home -72 188 £87,500 +11.08% 59
Scotland +55 160 £80,000 +16.36% 4
South West +23 75 £77,500 +13.18% 8
South East -51 43 £68,750 -14.06% 13
Yorkshire +46 42 £62,783 -1.52% 2
Midlands -4 27 £60,000 -17.81% 2
North East -1 19 £62,783 +2.50%
East Midlands -19 17 £55,000 -31.25%
West Midlands -16 10 £82,500 +25.00% 2
East of England -16 8 £76,250 +17.31% 5
Wales +33 4 £56,900 -10.25% 1
Northern Ireland +19 1 £58,800 -21.60%

Site Reliability Engineering
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (6.45%) Apache Airflow
2 37 (4.42%) Apache Spark
3 17 (2.03%) nginx
4 16 (1.91%) Apache
4 16 (1.91%) Confluence
4 16 (1.91%) Jupyter
5 15 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (0.84%) IIS
7 6 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.12%) Mattermost
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 321 (38.35%) AWS
2 208 (24.85%) Azure
3 83 (9.92%) Datadog
4 65 (7.77%) GCP
5 56 (6.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 54 (6.45%) dbt
6 54 (6.45%) Snowflake
7 51 (6.09%) Azure DevOps
8 44 (5.26%) OpenShift
9 40 (4.78%) Serverless
10 31 (3.70%) Amazon S3
11 30 (3.58%) PaaS
11 30 (3.58%) SaaS
12 28 (3.35%) IaaS
13 27 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
13 27 (3.23%) GitHub
14 26 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (3.11%) Azure AKS
15 24 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.55%) Network Security
2 12 (1.43%) Firewall
3 11 (1.31%) DNS
4 7 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (0.60%) VPN
6 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.36%) Internet
6 3 (0.36%) SSL
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.24%) HTTP
7 2 (0.24%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.24%) SAN
7 2 (0.24%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.12%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.11%) Big Data
2 56 (6.69%) Dremio
3 54 (6.45%) Amazon Athena
3 54 (6.45%) Apache Arrow
3 54 (6.45%) Data Lake
4 37 (4.42%) Hadoop
5 29 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 27 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (2.99%) SQL Server
8 23 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (1.91%) Presto
10 12 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.43%) Redis
11 10 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.08%) MySQL
13 7 (0.84%) ClickHouse
14 6 (0.72%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 98 (11.71%) Jenkins
2 50 (5.97%) GitLab
3 38 (4.54%) Git
4 26 (3.11%) JIRA
5 25 (2.99%) Artifactory
6 16 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.79%) Cypress.io
8 14 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (1.67%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.55%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.08%) Spinnaker
11 6 (0.72%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.72%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.12%) Gradle
12 1 (0.12%) Terragrunt
12 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
General
1 409 (48.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 263 (31.42%) Finance
3 157 (18.76%) Law
4 133 (15.89%) Social Skills
5 65 (7.77%) Marketing
6 44 (5.26%) Banking
7 39 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (4.42%) Legal
9 25 (2.99%) Public Sector
10 19 (2.27%) Investment Banking
10 19 (2.27%) Retail
11 16 (1.91%) Tech for Good
12 10 (1.19%) Front Office
13 7 (0.84%) Games
14 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
15 5 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.48%) Advertising
17 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.24%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 202 (24.13%) Software Engineer
2 185 (22.10%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 167 (19.95%) Lead
4 146 (17.44%) Site Engineer
5 112 (13.38%) Lead Software Engineer
6 107 (12.78%) Cloud Engineer
7 96 (11.47%) AWS Engineer
8 91 (10.87%) Big Data Engineer
9 88 (10.51%) Architect
10 85 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
11 81 (9.68%) Software Architect
12 80 (9.56%) Programmer
12 80 (9.56%) Senior
12 80 (9.56%) Software Programmer
13 52 (6.21%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 48 (5.73%) Java Engineer
15 42 (5.02%) Platform Engineer
16 41 (4.90%) Azure Engineer
16 41 (4.90%) Data Engineer
16 41 (4.90%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.05%) Spring
2 58 (6.93%) Spring Boot
3 55 (6.57%) OpenTelemetry
4 54 (6.45%) gRPC
4 54 (6.45%) Protocol Buffers
5 31 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (2.99%) Kafka
7 23 (2.75%) .NET
8 21 (2.51%) React
9 18 (2.15%) YAML
10 17 (2.03%) CSS
10 17 (2.03%) HTML
10 17 (2.03%) Node.js
10 17 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (1.91%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (1.91%) Apache NiFi
12 15 (1.79%) JDBC
13 14 (1.67%) ARM Templates
14 10 (1.19%) J2EE
15 8 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 256 (30.59%) Cyberattack
2 117 (13.98%) Cloud Native
3 115 (13.74%) Public Cloud
4 61 (7.29%) Hedge funds
5 58 (6.93%) Clustering
6 46 (5.50%) Algorithms
7 44 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 29 (3.46%) Legacy Code
9 24 (2.87%) Data Structures
9 24 (2.87%) Management Information System
10 21 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 17 (2.03%) Distributed Systems
13 16 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (1.31%) Data Centre
15 11 (1.31%) Tandem
16 9 (1.08%) Distributed Architecture
17 8 (0.96%) Hackathon
18 5 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 105 (12.54%) Linux
2 57 (6.81%) Windows
3 20 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.31%) Unix
5 9 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.60%) VMS
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Solaris
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (57.71%) Agile
2 472 (56.39%) Software Engineering
3 363 (43.37%) Machine Learning
4 351 (41.94%) Mentoring
5 336 (40.14%) Problem-Solving
6 325 (38.83%) DevOps
7 285 (34.05%) CI/CD
8 280 (33.45%) Data Engineering
9 260 (31.06%) Creative Thinking
10 258 (30.82%) User Experience
11 147 (17.56%) Observability
12 142 (16.97%) Infrastructure as Code
13 116 (13.86%) Artificial Intelligence
14 98 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 86 (10.27%) Community of Practice
16 79 (9.44%) Containerisation
16 79 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
17 76 (9.08%) SDLC
18 74 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
19 73 (8.72%) Operational Stability
Programming Languages
1 236 (28.20%) Java
2 233 (27.84%) Python
3 93 (11.11%) Go
4 87 (10.39%) Bash
5 85 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 80 (9.56%) PowerShell
7 77 (9.20%) SQL
8 26 (3.11%) Bicep
9 22 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.51%) C#
11 17 (2.03%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.31%) Perl
13 9 (1.08%) C++
14 6 (0.72%) C
14 6 (0.72%) Ruby
15 5 (0.60%) Scala
15 5 (0.60%) Search Processing Language
16 3 (0.36%) Kotlin
17 1 (0.12%) R
17 1 (0.12%) Rust
Qualifications
1 46 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (3.94%) Degree
3 25 (2.99%) Azure Certification
4 24 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.36%) AWS Certified Developer
10 2 (0.24%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
10 2 (0.24%) CISSP
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.12%) CISA
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.12%) CISM
11 1 (0.12%) CRISC
11 1 (0.12%) MCP
11 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (1.91%) SLA
3 9 (1.08%) QA
4 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.24%) GDPR
5 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.24%) NIST
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (18.52%) Docker
2 35 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.72%) Varnish
4 6 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.36%) NFS
5 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.24%) Ceph
6 2 (0.24%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 308 (36.80%) Terraform
2 257 (30.70%) Kubernetes
3 119 (14.22%) Grafana
4 112 (13.38%) Prometheus
5 99 (11.83%) Ansible
6 18 (2.15%) HAProxy
7 16 (1.91%) Progress Chef
7 16 (1.91%) Puppet
8 15 (1.79%) Istio
8 15 (1.79%) Salt
9 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.24%) Kibana
12 2 (0.24%) Packer
12 2 (0.24%) SCCM
12 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (10.63%) Splunk
2 68 (8.12%) Dynatrace
2 68 (8.12%) Microsoft
3 39 (4.66%) Google
4 19 (2.27%) VMware
5 15 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 10 (1.19%) AppDynamics
6 10 (1.19%) BMC
6 10 (1.19%) Oracle
6 10 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.19%) Remedy
7 6 (0.72%) Sybase
8 5 (0.60%) CA
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco
9 4 (0.48%) PagerDuty
9 4 (0.48%) Serena
10 3 (0.36%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.36%) F5
10 3 (0.36%) LogicMonitor
11 2 (0.24%) SonicWALL