Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 257 456 642
Rank change year-on-year +199 +186 +178
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 1,039 660 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.63% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 750 513 452
10th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £43,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £60,770 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.45% +6.90% +20.83%
75th Percentile £90,938 £95,000 £90,313
90th Percentile £111,250 £112,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £64,144 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% +11.55% -

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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +205 983 £75,000 -3.23% 168
UK excluding London +327 535 £65,000 +1.33% 73
London +72 462 £80,000 -3.03% 99
Work from Home +29 199 £75,000 +11.11% 30
South West +135 164 £67,500 +22.73% 10
South East +192 155 £70,000 +7.69% 21
North of England +109 142 £60,000 -10.07% 24
North West +64 78 £54,000 -19.06% 13
Yorkshire +46 57 £65,000 +8.33% 8
Scotland +31 33 £57,500 -4.17% 2
Midlands +55 29 £68,000 -6.21% 10
West Midlands +38 20 £72,000 +15.20% 5
East Midlands +23 9 £50,000 -41.18% 5
North East +16 7 £65,000 -2.57% 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £52,500 - 3
East of England +53 5 £75,000 +50.00% 3

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 679 (65.35%) DevOps
2 594 (57.17%) AWS
3 552 (53.13%) Docker
4 499 (48.03%) Python
5 476 (45.81%) Kubernetes
6 423 (40.71%) Linux
7 418 (40.23%) Terraform
8 414 (39.85%) Ansible
9 392 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
10 360 (34.65%) Azure
11 321 (30.90%) Infrastructure as Code
12 316 (30.41%) Java
13 286 (27.53%) Microservices
14 261 (25.12%) Jenkins
15 215 (20.69%) Software Engineering
16 214 (20.60%) Bash Shell
17 213 (20.50%) Data Science
18 206 (19.83%) Machine Learning
19 197 (18.96%) Scrum
20 193 (18.58%) GCP
21 183 (17.61%) Finance
22 169 (16.27%) Puppet
23 164 (15.78%) Git (software)
24 161 (15.50%) Web Services
25 159 (15.30%) DevSecOps
26 158 (15.21%) Windows
26 158 (15.21%) PowerShell
27 154 (14.82%) Kafka
28 151 (14.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
29 147 (14.15%) Analytics

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
1 124 (11.93%) Confluence
2 75 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (3.75%) Apache Spark
4 31 (2.98%) Apache
5 23 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (1.35%) Drupal
8 13 (1.25%) nginx
8 13 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.06%) GemFire
9 11 (1.06%) MTS
10 9 (0.87%) WordPress
11 8 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.67%) Tornado
13 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.48%) Apache Pulsar
14 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.38%) CMS
16 3 (0.29%) IIS
17 2 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.29%) Figma
1 3 (0.29%) GIMP
1 3 (0.29%) Inkscape
1 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.87%) Magento
2 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 594 (57.17%) AWS
2 360 (34.65%) Azure
3 193 (18.58%) GCP
4 97 (9.34%) Serverless
5 75 (7.22%) SaaS
6 58 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (4.72%) Amazon ECS
7 49 (4.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 49 (4.72%) PaaS
8 44 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
9 43 (4.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 41 (3.95%) GitHub
11 36 (3.46%) Amazon EKS
12 31 (2.98%) Amazon S3
12 31 (2.98%) IBM Cloud
13 29 (2.79%) IaaS
14 26 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (2.31%) OpenShift
16 20 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.73%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.54%) Firewall
1 68 (6.54%) IPv4
2 60 (5.77%) OSPF
3 58 (5.58%) VPN
4 57 (5.49%) VLAN
5 39 (3.75%) Internet
6 31 (2.98%) TCP/IP
7 26 (2.50%) HTTP
8 22 (2.12%) DNS
9 14 (1.35%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.96%) DHCP
11 9 (0.87%) IPsec
11 9 (0.87%) Network Security
12 8 (0.77%) FTP
13 7 (0.67%) BIG-IP
14 6 (0.58%) BGP
14 6 (0.58%) IMAP
14 6 (0.58%) SMTP
14 6 (0.58%) SNMP
15 5 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (12.90%) Big Data
2 65 (6.26%) MySQL
3 63 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (5.58%) SQL Server
5 47 (4.52%) Hadoop
6 35 (3.37%) Redis
7 24 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (1.73%) Apache Accumulo
11 17 (1.64%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.54%) Presto
13 15 (1.44%) InfluxDB
14 12 (1.15%) BigQuery
15 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
18 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database
19 6 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
19 6 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 261 (25.12%) Jenkins
2 164 (15.78%) Git (software)
3 136 (13.09%) JIRA
4 105 (10.11%) GitLab
5 71 (6.83%) Subversion
6 42 (4.04%) Artifactory
7 26 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (2.31%) Selenium
10 19 (1.83%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.73%) Travis CI
12 17 (1.64%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.54%) Maven
14 14 (1.35%) CircleCI
14 14 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (1.25%) Gradle
15 13 (1.25%) JMeter
15 13 (1.25%) SonarQube
16 11 (1.06%) Bitbucket
16 11 (1.06%) MSTest
General
1 183 (17.61%) Finance
2 109 (10.49%) Banking
3 72 (6.93%) Legal
4 52 (5.00%) Games
5 41 (3.95%) Marketing
6 31 (2.98%) Retail
7 17 (1.64%) Publishing
8 12 (1.15%) Law
8 12 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.87%) Back Office
11 8 (0.77%) Public Sector
12 7 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Billing
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Front Office
14 3 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
16 1 (0.096%) Electronics
16 1 (0.096%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 394 (37.92%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 324 (31.18%) Site Engineer
3 231 (22.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 115 (11.07%) AWS Engineer
5 87 (8.37%) Senior DevOps
6 82 (7.89%) Developer
7 79 (7.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 74 (7.12%) Software Engineer
9 73 (7.03%) Cloud Engineer
10 68 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 60 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
12 47 (4.52%) Python Engineer
13 42 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
14 41 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
15 37 (3.56%) Architect
16 35 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
17 31 (2.98%) Java Engineer
17 31 (2.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 30 (2.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 24 (2.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (15.50%) Web Services
2 154 (14.82%) Kafka
3 80 (7.70%) Node.js
4 49 (4.72%) .NET
5 48 (4.62%) Apache NiFi
5 48 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
6 36 (3.46%) React
7 35 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
8 30 (2.89%) RESTful
9 26 (2.50%) AngularJS
10 23 (2.21%) Spring
11 21 (2.02%) Apache Flex
12 15 (1.44%) Natural Language Processing
13 14 (1.35%) .NET Core
13 14 (1.35%) REST
14 13 (1.25%) jQuery
14 13 (1.25%) LAMP
14 13 (1.25%) Spring Boot
15 12 (1.15%) gRPC
15 12 (1.15%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 132 (12.70%) Public Cloud
2 108 (10.39%) Greenfield Project
3 90 (8.66%) Cloud Native
4 69 (6.64%) Cyberattack
5 54 (5.20%) Algorithms
6 50 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (3.66%) User Experience
8 36 (3.46%) Mobile App
9 35 (3.37%) Data Centre
10 31 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
11 27 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (2.21%) EPoS
13 22 (2.12%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.92%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.54%) SWIFT
16 14 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
17 12 (1.15%) Hedge funds
18 11 (1.06%) PKI
18 11 (1.06%) Virtual Team
19 8 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 423 (40.71%) Linux
2 158 (15.21%) Windows
3 113 (10.88%) Unix
4 93 (8.95%) CentOS
5 58 (5.58%) Ubuntu
5 58 (5.58%) Windows Server
6 48 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (4.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.29%) Android
8 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.096%) Fedora
10 1 (0.096%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (65.35%) DevOps
2 392 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (30.90%) Infrastructure as Code
4 286 (27.53%) Microservices
5 215 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 213 (20.50%) Data Science
7 206 (19.83%) Machine Learning
8 197 (18.96%) Scrum
9 159 (15.30%) DevSecOps
10 151 (14.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 147 (14.15%) Analytics
12 141 (13.57%) Configuration Management
13 138 (13.28%) Mentoring
14 136 (13.09%) Cyber Intelligence
15 109 (10.49%) Deployment Automation
16 104 (10.01%) Artificial Intelligence
17 103 (9.91%) Test Automation
18 102 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
19 101 (9.72%) Cybersecurity
20 100 (9.62%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 499 (48.03%) Python
2 316 (30.41%) Java
3 214 (20.60%) Bash Shell
4 158 (15.21%) PowerShell
5 146 (14.05%) Go
6 109 (10.49%) JavaScript
7 96 (9.24%) SQL
8 58 (5.58%) C#
9 45 (4.33%) Perl
10 43 (4.14%) C++
11 42 (4.04%) Ruby
12 34 (3.27%) C
13 27 (2.60%) Groovy
14 24 (2.31%) PHP
15 22 (2.12%) Kotlin
16 19 (1.83%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.25%) TypeScript
18 12 (1.15%) Scala
19 10 (0.96%) T-SQL
20 6 (0.58%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 79 (7.60%) Degree
2 46 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (2.21%) GIAC
4 23 (2.21%) RHCE
5 21 (2.02%) AWS Certification
6 20 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.73%) Master's Degree
8 15 (1.44%) PhD
9 8 (0.77%) OCP
9 8 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.21%) QA
2 14 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.25%) SLA
4 5 (0.48%) ISO 22301
4 5 (0.48%) NCSC
4 5 (0.48%) NIST
4 5 (0.48%) NIST 800
5 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.29%) WCAG
7 2 (0.19%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.096%) ITGC
8 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 552 (53.13%) Docker
2 89 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.87%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.67%) LXC
7 6 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.48%) Postfix
8 5 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.38%) vSphere
9 4 (0.38%) Xen
10 3 (0.29%) HDFS
10 3 (0.29%) NFS
11 1 (0.096%) Ceph
11 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 476 (45.81%) Kubernetes
2 418 (40.23%) Terraform
3 414 (39.85%) Ansible
4 169 (16.27%) Puppet
5 138 (13.28%) Prometheus
6 98 (9.43%) Grafana
7 85 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (4.72%) ZABBIX
9 27 (2.60%) Graphite
10 17 (1.64%) Kibana
11 16 (1.54%) Nagios
12 11 (1.06%) Graylog
12 11 (1.06%) logstash
13 10 (0.96%) Istio
14 9 (0.87%) Salt
15 7 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.58%) Data Guard
16 6 (0.58%) Munin
16 6 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 135 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 109 (10.49%) VMware
3 105 (10.11%) Google
4 81 (7.80%) Oracle
5 62 (5.97%) Red Hat
6 36 (3.46%) IBM
6 36 (3.46%) Splunk
7 24 (2.31%) AppDynamics
8 15 (1.44%) New Relic
9 13 (1.25%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.15%) Dynatrace
11 10 (0.96%) PagerDuty
12 9 (0.87%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.87%) SolarWinds
12 9 (0.87%) TOWER Software
13 7 (0.67%) F5
13 7 (0.67%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.58%) Citrix
14 6 (0.58%) Okta
15 5 (0.48%) PayPal