Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 522 710
Rank change year-on-year +217 +188 +285
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 496 684 491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.50% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.54% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 503 537 459
Median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £110,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +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 45,953 127,010 151,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,887 100,305 120,420
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,737 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Top 15 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 29 October 2020. 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 +220 478 £67,500 -10.00% 93
London +171 296 £75,000 -6.25% 52
UK excluding London +234 186 £65,000 +4.00% 46
Work from Home +73 79 £62,500 -10.71% 33
South East +208 67 £67,500 +8.00% 13
South West +133 40 £62,500 +13.64% 3
North of England +133 39 £65,000 -2.57% 22
Yorkshire +128 23 £65,000 +15.97% 9
Midlands +128 20 £60,000 -4.00% 2
West Midlands +121 20 £60,000 -9.43% 1
North West +104 14 £60,000 -10.07% 12
Scotland +98 14 £65,000 -7.14% 3
East of England +107 4 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Northern Ireland +19 2 £62,500 -
North East +19 2 £60,000 -15.63% 1

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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.

1 308 (62.10%) AWS
2 306 (61.69%) DevOps
3 277 (55.85%) Python
4 258 (52.02%) Kubernetes
5 241 (48.59%) Docker
6 229 (46.17%) Terraform
7 186 (37.50%) Linux
8 173 (34.88%) Ansible
9 164 (33.06%) Java
10 147 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
11 137 (27.62%) Azure
12 113 (22.78%) Jenkins
12 113 (22.78%) Infrastructure as Code
13 91 (18.35%) Puppet
13 91 (18.35%) Finance
14 86 (17.34%) Fintech
15 78 (15.73%) JavaScript
16 74 (14.92%) Software Engineering
17 73 (14.72%) Configuration Management
18 71 (14.31%) C#
18 71 (14.31%) Microservices
19 66 (13.31%) Serverless
20 65 (13.10%) Go
21 64 (12.90%) Bash Shell
22 63 (12.70%) GCP
23 58 (11.69%) SaaS
24 57 (11.49%) Windows
25 56 (11.29%) GitLab
26 55 (11.09%) Unix
27 54 (10.89%) Microsoft

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 24 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (4.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (2.62%) Confluence
4 9 (1.81%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.61%) MTS
6 7 (1.41%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.21%) IIS
8 5 (1.01%) Apache
8 5 (1.01%) Tornado
9 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.20%) Drupal
11 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.20%) nginx
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 308 (62.10%) AWS
2 137 (27.62%) Azure
3 66 (13.31%) Serverless
4 63 (12.70%) GCP
5 58 (11.69%) SaaS
6 50 (10.08%) AWS Lambda
7 38 (7.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 38 (7.66%) PaaS
8 36 (7.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 33 (6.65%) Datadog
10 30 (6.05%) OpenShift
11 23 (4.64%) IaaS
12 21 (4.23%) Amazon S3
13 19 (3.83%) Heroku
14 17 (3.43%) Amazon EKS
15 15 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
17 11 (2.22%) Office 365
18 10 (2.02%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 17 (3.43%) Firewall
3 15 (3.02%) VPN
4 13 (2.62%) DNS
5 11 (2.22%) HTTPS
6 10 (2.02%) SSH
7 9 (1.81%) Network Security
8 5 (1.01%) AMQP
8 5 (1.01%) SNMP
9 4 (0.81%) Internet
9 4 (0.81%) SAN
10 3 (0.60%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (0.60%) DHCP
10 3 (0.60%) IPsec
10 3 (0.60%) WebEx
11 2 (0.40%) SSL
11 2 (0.40%) WAN
12 1 (0.20%) Ethereal
12 1 (0.20%) HTTP
12 1 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.85%) Big Data
2 33 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.03%) MySQL
6 19 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (3.43%) Redis
8 15 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.82%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.41%) InfluxDB
11 5 (1.01%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.81%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.60%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.40%) Amazon Athena
14 2 (0.40%) Apache Accumulo
14 2 (0.40%) Looker
14 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 113 (22.78%) Jenkins
2 56 (11.29%) GitLab
3 47 (9.48%) Git (software)
4 42 (8.47%) JIRA
5 26 (5.24%) eggPlant
5 26 (5.24%) Locust
6 16 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (3.02%) Cucumber
8 13 (2.62%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.42%) JUnit
9 12 (2.42%) Mocha
10 11 (2.22%) Maven
11 10 (2.02%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.81%) Subversion
13 6 (1.21%) CircleCI
13 6 (1.21%) GoCD
13 6 (1.21%) Selenium
14 5 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.81%) Gradle
15 4 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 91 (18.35%) Finance
2 37 (7.46%) Banking
3 13 (2.62%) Games
4 12 (2.42%) Back Office
5 9 (1.81%) Law
6 8 (1.61%) Legal
7 7 (1.41%) Retail
8 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.01%) Advertising
9 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Billing
10 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (49.60%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 206 (41.53%) Site Engineer
3 151 (30.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (10.69%) AWS Engineer
5 37 (7.46%) Senior DevOps
6 35 (7.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 31 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
8 27 (5.44%) Software Engineer
9 25 (5.04%) Platform Engineer
10 24 (4.84%) Java Engineer
11 22 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (4.23%) Lead DevOps
13 20 (4.03%) Azure Engineer
13 20 (4.03%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 18 (3.63%) Developer
15 17 (3.43%) Architect
16 15 (3.02%) Java Developer
17 14 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 14 (2.82%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.86%) Web Services
2 36 (7.26%) .NET
3 29 (5.85%) Kafka
4 20 (4.03%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (3.83%) Node.js
6 13 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (2.42%) Jest
8 11 (2.22%) Velocity
9 10 (2.02%) React
10 8 (1.61%) Spring
11 7 (1.41%) YAML
12 6 (1.21%) Middleware
12 6 (1.21%) Spring Boot
13 5 (1.01%) boto
13 5 (1.01%) REST
14 4 (0.81%) GraphQL
14 4 (0.81%) React Native
14 4 (0.81%) WSH
15 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.06%) Public Cloud
2 35 (7.06%) Cloud Native
3 27 (5.44%) Data Centre
4 24 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.44%) Algorithms
6 20 (4.03%) SWIFT
7 19 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (3.02%) PKI
9 14 (2.82%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.62%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.61%) Cyberattack
12 7 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.21%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 186 (37.50%) Linux
2 57 (11.49%) Windows
3 55 (11.09%) Unix
4 19 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.82%) CentOS
6 9 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (61.69%) DevOps
2 147 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (22.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 86 (17.34%) Fintech
5 74 (14.92%) Software Engineering
6 73 (14.72%) Configuration Management
7 71 (14.31%) Microservices
8 48 (9.68%) Machine Learning
9 41 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (7.46%) Analytics
10 37 (7.46%) Computer Science
10 37 (7.46%) Incident Management
10 37 (7.46%) SDLC
11 34 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (6.65%) Artificial Intelligence
12 33 (6.65%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
13 32 (6.45%) Task Automation
14 29 (5.85%) Systems Engineering
15 28 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 277 (55.85%) Python
2 164 (33.06%) Java
3 78 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 71 (14.31%) C#
5 65 (13.10%) Go
6 64 (12.90%) Bash Shell
7 44 (8.87%) Ruby
8 41 (8.27%) PHP
9 40 (8.06%) SQL
10 34 (6.85%) PowerShell
11 24 (4.84%) C++
12 23 (4.64%) Shell Script
13 20 (4.03%) Perl
14 11 (2.22%) C
15 9 (1.81%) Groovy
16 8 (1.61%) VB
17 7 (1.41%) Kotlin
17 7 (1.41%) Scala
17 7 (1.41%) TypeScript
18 5 (1.01%) Rust
Qualifications
1 44 (8.87%) Degree
2 27 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.81%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.63%) QA
3 13 (2.62%) SLA
4 10 (2.02%) NCSC
4 10 (2.02%) NIST
4 10 (2.02%) NIST 800
5 6 (1.21%) ISO 22301
5 6 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 241 (48.59%) Docker
2 26 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.41%) Xen
5 5 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.60%) vSphere
8 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.20%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) Gluster
9 1 (0.20%) LXC
Systems Management
1 258 (52.02%) Kubernetes
2 229 (46.17%) Terraform
3 173 (34.88%) Ansible
4 91 (18.35%) Puppet
5 54 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (8.47%) Grafana
7 30 (6.05%) Prometheus
8 29 (5.85%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.22%) Salt
10 9 (1.81%) SCCM
11 6 (1.21%) Rancher
12 5 (1.01%) Kibana
12 5 (1.01%) Nagios
13 3 (0.60%) Graphite
13 3 (0.60%) yum
14 2 (0.40%) logstash
14 2 (0.40%) Packer
15 1 (0.20%) Consul
15 1 (0.20%) Ganglia
15 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 54 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.87%) Google
3 28 (5.65%) Oracle
4 25 (5.04%) VMware
5 14 (2.82%) Splunk
6 11 (2.22%) IBM
7 10 (2.02%) Cisco
8 6 (1.21%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.21%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.21%) Qualys
9 5 (1.01%) HP
9 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.81%) Dell
10 4 (0.81%) Mellanox
10 4 (0.81%) MobileIron
10 4 (0.81%) New Relic
10 4 (0.81%) PagerDuty
10 4 (0.81%) Solarflare
10 4 (0.81%) Sun
10 4 (0.81%) Supermicro