Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 660 804 1012
Rank change year-on-year +144 +208 +177
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 499 395 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 418 354 141
UK median annual salary £71,250 £62,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% -10.71% +27.27%
10th Percentile £44,000 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £113,250 £82,125 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -11.54% +18.18%

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 136,367 161,609 157,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.79% 91.80% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 107,439 131,704 129,370
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
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 20 March 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 20 March 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 +145 466 £72,500 +16.00% 96
London +116 283 £75,000 +17.65% 67
UK excluding London +75 192 £57,500 - 30
South East +89 90 £55,000 -12.00% 13
North of England +28 34 £48,000 -15.79% 7
East of England +57 20 £67,500 +17.39% 3
South West +19 20 £60,000 -4.00% 5
North West +43 16 £80,000 +23.08% 5
Wales +34 13 £40,250 -10.56%
Midlands -1 13 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Yorkshire +21 12 £45,000 -19.64% 2
East Midlands -6 12 £57,500 +4.55% 1
North East +18 6 - -
West Midlands +24 1 £50,000 -
Scotland +7 1 £57,500 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 March 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.

1 397 (79.56%) DevOps
2 292 (58.52%) Python
3 288 (57.72%) Linux
4 268 (53.71%) Amazon AWS
5 211 (42.28%) Docker
6 207 (41.48%) Kubernetes
7 189 (37.88%) Ansible
8 170 (34.07%) Java
9 162 (32.46%) Terraform
10 150 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
11 142 (28.46%) Puppet
12 117 (23.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 98 (19.64%) Jenkins
13 98 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 93 (18.64%) Git (software)
15 88 (17.64%) Software Engineering
16 87 (17.43%) Go
17 82 (16.43%) Bash Shell
17 82 (16.43%) Unix
18 77 (15.43%) Windows
19 76 (15.23%) Opscode Chef
20 72 (14.43%) Configuration Management
21 69 (13.83%) SaaS
22 68 (13.63%) Google
23 62 (12.42%) Finance
24 60 (12.02%) Degree
25 55 (11.02%) C++
26 54 (10.82%) Ruby
27 53 (10.62%) Web Services
27 53 (10.62%) Problem-Solving

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 32 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 25 (5.01%) Apache
3 22 (4.41%) WebSphere
4 21 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (3.81%) JBoss
6 16 (3.21%) WebLogic
7 14 (2.81%) Apache Spark
8 13 (2.61%) Confluence
9 12 (2.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 9 (1.80%) Apache Pig
10 9 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.80%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.20%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.80%) CMS
13 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (3.01%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 268 (53.71%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (23.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 98 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (13.83%) SaaS
5 32 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (5.21%) IaaS
7 22 (4.41%) Serverless
8 20 (4.01%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (2.40%) PaaS
11 11 (2.20%) GitHub
12 10 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.60%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.60%) iTunes
15 7 (1.40%) Route 53
15 7 (1.40%) Stackdriver
16 6 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.21%) Firewall
3 14 (2.81%) DNS
4 12 (2.40%) HTTP
4 12 (2.40%) NAS
4 12 (2.40%) Network Security
4 12 (2.40%) SAN
5 8 (1.60%) Internet
6 7 (1.40%) HTTPS
6 7 (1.40%) VPN
7 2 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.40%) VLAN
7 2 (0.40%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.62%) Big Data
2 39 (7.82%) Relational Database
3 36 (7.21%) MySQL
4 35 (7.01%) NoSQL
5 33 (6.61%) SQL Server
6 24 (4.81%) Hadoop
7 20 (4.01%) RDBMS
8 18 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.81%) MongoDB
12 13 (2.61%) HBase
13 12 (2.40%) Redis
14 8 (1.60%) DB2
15 7 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
16 6 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
17 5 (1.00%) Couchbase
17 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 98 (19.64%) Jenkins
2 93 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 30 (6.01%) Maven
4 25 (5.01%) Visual Studio
5 17 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 16 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (3.21%) JIRA
7 15 (3.01%) Gradle
7 15 (3.01%) Subversion
8 14 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.61%) GitLab
10 9 (1.80%) Ant
11 7 (1.40%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.20%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.80%) Travis CI
14 2 (0.40%) CF BOSH
14 2 (0.40%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.40%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 62 (12.42%) Finance
2 39 (7.82%) Banking
3 21 (4.21%) Retail
4 16 (3.21%) Law
5 14 (2.81%) Marketing
6 9 (1.80%) Military
7 8 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Games
8 3 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 228 (45.69%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 197 (39.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 176 (35.27%) Site Engineer
4 80 (16.03%) AWS Engineer
5 62 (12.42%) Linux Engineer
6 53 (10.62%) Senior DevOps
7 50 (10.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 47 (9.42%) Cloud Engineer
9 46 (9.22%) AWS DevOps
10 45 (9.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 43 (8.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 39 (7.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 38 (7.62%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (4.01%) Platform Engineer
15 19 (3.81%) Graduate
15 19 (3.81%) Python Engineer
16 15 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (3.01%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 14 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
17 14 (2.81%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.62%) Web Services
2 34 (6.81%) .NET
3 33 (6.61%) Velocity
4 24 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 19 (3.81%) Kafka
6 18 (3.61%) LAMP
6 18 (3.61%) Node.js
7 17 (3.41%) Middleware
8 16 (3.21%) J2EE
9 13 (2.61%) LDAP
10 9 (1.80%) RESTful
11 8 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (1.40%) .NET Core
12 7 (1.40%) JSON
12 7 (1.40%) React
12 7 (1.40%) YAML
13 5 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.80%) Entity Framework
14 4 (0.80%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 34 (6.81%) Fintech
4 19 (3.81%) Robotics
5 18 (3.61%) Cloud Native
5 18 (3.61%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.61%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.00%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.80%) User Experience
11 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 288 (57.72%) Linux
2 82 (16.43%) Unix
3 77 (15.43%) Windows
4 23 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.81%) CentOS
6 13 (2.61%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.40%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.00%) CoreOS
8 5 (1.00%) Debian
8 5 (1.00%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.60%) Android
9 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.40%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.40%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.20%) AIX
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (79.56%) DevOps
2 150 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (17.64%) Software Engineering
4 72 (14.43%) Configuration Management
5 53 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (10.22%) Open Source
7 48 (9.62%) Artificial Intelligence
7 48 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 47 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 45 (9.02%) Analytics
10 43 (8.62%) Microservices
11 42 (8.42%) Test Automation
12 39 (7.82%) Machine Learning
13 38 (7.62%) Software Delivery
14 36 (7.21%) Scrum
15 34 (6.81%) Deployment Automation
16 32 (6.41%) Coaching
16 32 (6.41%) Data Science
17 26 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 292 (58.52%) Python
2 170 (34.07%) Java
3 87 (17.43%) Go
4 82 (16.43%) Bash Shell
5 55 (11.02%) C++
6 54 (10.82%) Ruby
7 50 (10.02%) C#
8 47 (9.42%) Perl
9 45 (9.02%) SQL
10 39 (7.82%) PowerShell
11 21 (4.21%) JavaScript
12 19 (3.81%) C
12 19 (3.81%) Scala
13 17 (3.41%) Groovy
14 14 (2.81%) PHP
15 6 (1.20%) Clojure
15 6 (1.20%) R
15 6 (1.20%) Rust
15 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 60 (12.02%) Degree
2 15 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (3.01%) Postgraduate
3 13 (2.61%) AWS Certification
4 10 (2.00%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.80%) PhD
7 4 (0.80%) RHCA
7 4 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) MBA
9 2 (0.40%) MCSE
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.00%) GDPR
2 5 (1.00%) QA
3 4 (0.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 211 (42.28%) Docker
2 16 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.61%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.60%) Ceph
6 3 (0.60%) vCloud
7 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) KVM
8 1 (0.20%) RHEV
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 207 (41.48%) Kubernetes
2 189 (37.88%) Ansible
3 162 (32.46%) Terraform
4 142 (28.46%) Puppet
5 76 (15.23%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (8.02%) Salt
7 28 (5.61%) Grafana
8 27 (5.41%) Prometheus
9 25 (5.01%) Packer
10 10 (2.00%) Mesos
10 10 (2.00%) Nagios
11 5 (1.00%) logstash
11 5 (1.00%) Opsview
12 4 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.80%) Oozie
13 2 (0.40%) Control-M
13 2 (0.40%) Graphite
13 2 (0.40%) Marathon
13 2 (0.40%) Scalr
14 1 (0.20%) Consul
Vendors
1 68 (13.63%) Google
2 34 (6.81%) Oracle
3 30 (6.01%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.61%) Red Hat
5 21 (4.21%) Cloudera
6 17 (3.41%) VMware
7 13 (2.61%) Splunk
8 12 (2.40%) New Relic
8 12 (2.40%) OutSystems
9 8 (1.60%) Apple
9 8 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.20%) Sun
11 5 (1.00%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.00%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.80%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.80%) MapR
12 4 (0.80%) NetApp
13 3 (0.60%) IBM
14 2 (0.40%) Cognizant
14 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com