Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 255 364 581
Rank change year-on-year +109 +217 +176
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 1,541 556 666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 0.80% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.86% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 903 476 537
10th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £44,500
25th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.67% +3.45% +18.37%
75th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £63,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year +2.77% +1.20% +4.17%

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 105,897 64,501 133,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.79% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,232 52,239 106,499
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Top 18 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 28 July 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 +117 1,442 £77,500 - 236
UK excluding London +176 742 £65,000 +2.77% 95
London +16 709 £85,000 - 146
South East +129 290 £70,000 +30.23% 22
Work from Home -50 256 £75,000 +25.00% 58
South West +69 197 £60,000 -17.24% 9
North of England +26 161 £61,880 -4.80% 30
North West +4 83 £61,880 -2.22% 21
Yorkshire -10 66 £61,880 -4.80% 8
Scotland -51 42 £55,000 -15.38% 8
Midlands -46 40 £66,250 +20.45% 16
West Midlands -64 32 £70,000 +27.27% 8
North East -14 12 £72,500 +20.83% 1
East of England -40 9 £57,500 +4.55% 7
East Midlands - 8 £50,000 - 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -
Wales - 1 £72,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1,118 (72.55%) DevOps
2 1,003 (65.09%) AWS
3 803 (52.11%) Python
4 713 (46.27%) Docker
5 712 (46.20%) Kubernetes
6 686 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
7 666 (43.22%) Terraform
8 616 (39.97%) Linux
9 590 (38.29%) Azure
10 562 (36.47%) Ansible
11 515 (33.42%) Java
12 491 (31.86%) Infrastructure as Code
13 428 (27.77%) Microservices
14 416 (27.00%) Jenkins
15 409 (26.54%) Software Engineering
16 371 (24.08%) Finance
17 355 (23.04%) GCP
18 330 (21.41%) Git (software)
19 326 (21.16%) Bash Shell
19 326 (21.16%) Scrum
20 279 (18.11%) Puppet
21 267 (17.33%) Kafka
22 250 (16.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
23 243 (15.77%) Big Data
24 239 (15.51%) Social Skills
25 229 (14.86%) Serverless
26 227 (14.73%) Data Science
26 227 (14.73%) Configuration Management
27 223 (14.47%) Windows
28 220 (14.28%) Degree

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
1 164 (10.64%) Confluence
2 123 (7.98%) Elasticsearch
3 103 (6.68%) GemFire
4 90 (5.84%) Apache Spark
5 74 (4.80%) Apache
6 48 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.10%) nginx
9 15 (0.97%) Apache Pulsar
10 14 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
12 7 (0.45%) Drupal
12 7 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.45%) WordPress
13 5 (0.32%) MTS
14 4 (0.26%) CMS
15 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.13%) Traefik
16 1 (0.065%) Jetty
16 1 (0.065%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (0.58%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.32%) Figma
2 5 (0.32%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.26%) GIMP
3 4 (0.26%) Inkscape
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,003 (65.09%) AWS
2 590 (38.29%) Azure
3 355 (23.04%) GCP
4 229 (14.86%) Serverless
5 172 (11.16%) GitHub
6 138 (8.96%) SaaS
7 111 (7.20%) Amazon ECS
8 107 (6.94%) PaaS
9 102 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
10 95 (6.16%) AWS Lambda
11 90 (5.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 64 (4.15%) Amazon Kinesis
13 49 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
14 47 (3.05%) Amazon SQS
15 46 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 45 (2.92%) Amazon S3
17 42 (2.73%) Amazon EKS
18 40 (2.60%) AWS Fargate
19 38 (2.47%) IBM Cloud
20 31 (2.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 106 (6.88%) Firewall
2 77 (5.00%) IPv4
2 77 (5.00%) VPN
3 72 (4.67%) Internet
4 61 (3.96%) VLAN
5 60 (3.89%) OSPF
6 40 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 34 (2.21%) HTTP
8 30 (1.95%) Calico
9 23 (1.49%) DNS
10 21 (1.36%) IPsec
11 19 (1.23%) Broadband
12 14 (0.91%) BGP
13 11 (0.71%) SSL
14 10 (0.65%) SMTP
15 8 (0.52%) SAN
16 7 (0.45%) SD-WAN
16 7 (0.45%) VSAN
17 6 (0.39%) HTTPS
17 6 (0.39%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (15.77%) Big Data
2 154 (9.99%) PostgreSQL
3 144 (9.34%) Redis
4 111 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 69 (4.48%) MySQL
6 68 (4.41%) MariaDB
7 66 (4.28%) HBase
8 56 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 52 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 46 (2.99%) SQL Server
11 41 (2.66%) Hadoop
12 31 (2.01%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.49%) Apache Accumulo
15 21 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (1.04%) BigQuery
16 16 (1.04%) OLTP
17 11 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.65%) Data Lake
18 10 (0.65%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 416 (27.00%) Jenkins
2 330 (21.41%) Git (software)
3 209 (13.56%) JIRA
4 176 (11.42%) GitLab
5 153 (9.93%) Cucumber
6 123 (7.98%) Artifactory
7 112 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
8 111 (7.20%) Cypress.io
9 103 (6.68%) Protractor
10 101 (6.55%) Gradle
11 86 (5.58%) JUnit
12 85 (5.52%) Storybook
13 75 (4.87%) SonarQube
14 73 (4.74%) Selenium
15 70 (4.54%) Subversion
16 66 (4.28%) Eclipse
16 66 (4.28%) IntelliJ
17 62 (4.02%) Mockito
18 58 (3.76%) TeamCity
19 41 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 371 (24.08%) Finance
2 239 (15.51%) Social Skills
3 211 (13.69%) Banking
4 133 (8.63%) Law
5 131 (8.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 84 (5.45%) Legal
7 51 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (2.47%) Retail
9 33 (2.14%) Games
10 30 (1.95%) Marketing
11 20 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
12 17 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
13 14 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.84%) Public Sector
15 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.71%) Billing
16 11 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
16 11 (0.71%) Public Speaking
17 10 (0.65%) Advertising
18 7 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 528 (34.26%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 455 (29.53%) Site Engineer
3 402 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 173 (11.23%) Software Engineer
5 141 (9.15%) Senior DevOps
6 139 (9.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 136 (8.83%) AWS Engineer
8 122 (7.92%) Developer
9 119 (7.72%) Cloud Engineer
10 67 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
10 67 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
11 66 (4.28%) Linux Engineer
12 62 (4.02%) AWS DevOps
13 60 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 53 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 48 (3.11%) Azure Engineer
16 44 (2.86%) Python Engineer
17 36 (2.34%) Java Engineer
18 35 (2.27%) Platform Engineer
18 35 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (17.33%) Kafka
2 208 (13.50%) Web Services
3 195 (12.65%) Node.js
4 165 (10.71%) React
5 137 (8.89%) Elastic Stack
6 125 (8.11%) AngularJS
7 123 (7.98%) Spring
8 106 (6.88%) .NET
9 101 (6.55%) CSS
9 101 (6.55%) Redux
10 98 (6.36%) RabbitMQ
11 92 (5.97%) RESTful
12 91 (5.91%) WireMock
13 80 (5.19%) JSON
14 77 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 75 (4.87%) Express
16 73 (4.74%) Tailwind CSS
17 67 (4.35%) Apache NiFi
17 67 (4.35%) LAMP
18 66 (4.28%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.12%) Public Cloud
2 130 (8.44%) User Experience
3 110 (7.14%) Cloud Native
4 107 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (5.32%) Cyberattack
6 77 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
7 74 (4.80%) Linux Command Line
8 55 (3.57%) Algorithms
9 50 (3.24%) Mobile App
10 48 (3.11%) Data Centre
11 44 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 34 (2.21%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.82%) Management Information System
14 25 (1.62%) Clustering
15 21 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
16 20 (1.30%) Social Media
17 16 (1.04%) EPoS
17 16 (1.04%) Internet of Things
18 15 (0.97%) Hedge funds
19 13 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 616 (39.97%) Linux
2 223 (14.47%) Windows
3 195 (12.65%) Unix
4 102 (6.62%) CentOS
5 75 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (4.67%) Windows Server
7 69 (4.48%) Ubuntu
8 46 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (0.97%) Android
9 15 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.91%) Fedora
11 4 (0.26%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.19%) Debian
12 3 (0.19%) VMS
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.065%) AIX
13 1 (0.065%) Solaris
13 1 (0.065%) SUSE
13 1 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,118 (72.55%) DevOps
2 686 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
3 491 (31.86%) Infrastructure as Code
4 428 (27.77%) Microservices
5 409 (26.54%) Software Engineering
6 326 (21.16%) Scrum
7 250 (16.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 227 (14.73%) Configuration Management
8 227 (14.73%) Data Science
9 216 (14.02%) Test Automation
10 214 (13.89%) Open Source
11 208 (13.50%) Machine Learning
12 199 (12.91%) Mentoring
13 196 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
14 193 (12.52%) Computer Science
15 190 (12.33%) DevSecOps
16 186 (12.07%) Deployment Automation
17 179 (11.62%) Analytics
18 159 (10.32%) TDD
19 158 (10.25%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 803 (52.11%) Python
2 515 (33.42%) Java
3 326 (21.16%) Bash Shell
4 215 (13.95%) Go
5 204 (13.24%) PowerShell
6 192 (12.46%) JavaScript
7 146 (9.47%) C#
8 128 (8.31%) SQL
9 121 (7.85%) Shell Script
10 95 (6.16%) Ruby
11 89 (5.78%) Groovy
12 74 (4.80%) C++
13 61 (3.96%) C
14 57 (3.70%) PHP
15 40 (2.60%) TypeScript
16 23 (1.49%) Rust
17 20 (1.30%) Perl
18 13 (0.84%) Kotlin
19 11 (0.71%) Scala
20 3 (0.19%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 220 (14.28%) Degree
2 91 (5.91%) OCP
2 91 (5.91%) Oracle Certification
3 55 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 36 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.69%) AWS Certification
6 26 (1.69%) GIAC
6 26 (1.69%) RHCE
7 25 (1.62%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.45%) PhD
9 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.32%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.13%) MBA
13 1 (0.065%) CEH
13 1 (0.065%) CWAP
13 1 (0.065%) CWDP
13 1 (0.065%) CWNA
13 1 (0.065%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.50%) QA
2 50 (3.24%) SLA
3 11 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.32%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) WCAG
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.065%) GDPR
7 1 (0.065%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 713 (46.27%) Docker
2 166 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
4 66 (4.28%) HDFS
5 35 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.23%) Active Directory
7 14 (0.91%) LXC
8 11 (0.71%) Ceph
8 11 (0.71%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.45%) KVM
10 6 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.32%) NFS
11 5 (0.32%) Xen
12 3 (0.19%) Gluster
13 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.065%) Postfix
13 1 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 712 (46.20%) Kubernetes
2 666 (43.22%) Terraform
3 562 (36.47%) Ansible
4 279 (18.11%) Puppet
5 210 (13.63%) Grafana
6 198 (12.85%) Prometheus
7 150 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (2.60%) Kibana
9 33 (2.14%) ZABBIX
10 28 (1.82%) Nagios
11 24 (1.56%) Mesos
12 23 (1.49%) Graphite
12 23 (1.49%) Salt
13 13 (0.84%) Graylog
14 10 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
15 9 (0.58%) Icinga
15 9 (0.58%) logstash
16 8 (0.52%) Istio
16 8 (0.52%) Packer
17 7 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 183 (11.88%) VMware
2 152 (9.86%) Microsoft
3 126 (8.18%) Google
4 116 (7.53%) Oracle
5 85 (5.52%) Red Hat
6 73 (4.74%) Okta
7 65 (4.22%) Splunk
8 39 (2.53%) IBM
9 29 (1.88%) New Relic
10 27 (1.75%) AppDynamics
11 22 (1.43%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.17%) PayPal
13 16 (1.04%) PagerDuty
14 15 (0.97%) SAP
15 14 (0.91%) ServiceNow
16 10 (0.65%) Cloudera
16 10 (0.65%) Dynatrace
16 10 (0.65%) LexisNexis
17 6 (0.39%) SendGrid
17 6 (0.39%) Stackify