Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 274 504 692
Rank change year-on-year +230 +188 +209
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 732 639 472
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 760 485 465
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +16.00%
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,800
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 58,692 115,511 137,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,378 92,513 110,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.89% +1.87% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +220 700 £70,000 -6.67% 133
London +163 402 £75,000 -6.25% 61
UK excluding London +263 306 £65,000 +4.00% 76
Work from Home +65 166 £67,500 -3.57% 34
South East +192 98 £70,000 +12.00% 19
North of England +86 76 £65,000 -2.57% 34
South West +115 69 £75,000 +57.89% 8
North West +74 40 £57,500 -14.81% 20
Yorkshire +62 31 £65,000 +20.37% 12
Midlands +89 30 £65,000 -1.89% 8
West Midlands +86 25 £65,000 - 6
Scotland +57 21 £41,500 -40.71% 4
Northern Ireland - 7 £52,500 -
East of England +84 5 £60,000 +4.35% 2
East Midlands +57 5 £65,000 -13.33% 2
North East +16 5 £65,000 +3.33% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 456 (62.30%) DevOps
2 414 (56.56%) AWS
3 387 (52.87%) Python
4 358 (48.91%) Docker
5 356 (48.63%) Kubernetes
6 333 (45.49%) Terraform
7 309 (42.21%) Ansible
8 308 (42.08%) Linux
9 228 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
10 227 (31.01%) Java
11 216 (29.51%) Azure
12 193 (26.37%) Jenkins
13 178 (24.32%) Infrastructure as Code
14 150 (20.49%) Microservices
15 137 (18.72%) Bash Shell
16 132 (18.03%) Software Engineering
17 120 (16.39%) Finance
18 115 (15.71%) Go
19 112 (15.30%) GCP
20 109 (14.89%) Puppet
21 101 (13.80%) Kafka
22 98 (13.39%) Analytics
22 98 (13.39%) Data Science
23 97 (13.25%) Machine Learning
24 96 (13.11%) Unix
25 94 (12.84%) JavaScript
26 93 (12.70%) GitLab
27 88 (12.02%) Windows
28 86 (11.75%) Configuration Management
28 86 (11.75%) Git (software)

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 44 (6.01%) Confluence
1 44 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (3.83%) Apache
3 26 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 25 (3.42%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.78%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.78%) Tornado
6 11 (1.50%) Drupal
7 10 (1.37%) MTS
8 9 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.82%) WordPress
10 5 (0.68%) nginx
11 4 (0.55%) Apache Pulsar
11 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.27%) JBoss
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 414 (56.56%) AWS
2 216 (29.51%) Azure
3 112 (15.30%) GCP
4 64 (8.74%) SaaS
4 64 (8.74%) Serverless
5 53 (7.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 50 (6.83%) PaaS
7 42 (5.74%) Datadog
8 38 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 37 (5.05%) AWS Lambda
10 32 (4.37%) Amazon EKS
11 28 (3.83%) OpenShift
12 25 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (3.42%) Amazon S3
13 22 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (2.87%) IaaS
15 20 (2.73%) GitHub
16 19 (2.60%) Amazon ECS
16 19 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
17 17 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.01%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.23%) VPN
3 29 (3.96%) Firewall
4 27 (3.69%) DNS
5 21 (2.87%) OSPF
6 20 (2.73%) HTTPS
7 17 (2.32%) VLAN
8 16 (2.19%) HTTP
8 16 (2.19%) IPv4
9 15 (2.05%) Network Security
10 10 (1.37%) SSH
11 9 (1.23%) DHCP
11 9 (1.23%) IPsec
11 9 (1.23%) SNMP
12 7 (0.96%) BIG-IP
12 7 (0.96%) Internet
12 7 (0.96%) SSL
13 5 (0.68%) AMQP
13 5 (0.68%) BGP
13 5 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.88%) Big Data
2 53 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (6.83%) MySQL
4 40 (5.46%) Hadoop
5 36 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 35 (4.78%) SQL Server
7 21 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (2.87%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.32%) Redis
9 12 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.37%) InfluxDB
11 9 (1.23%) Presto
12 8 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.82%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.68%) BigQuery
15 3 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
15 3 (0.41%) Blockchain
16 2 (0.27%) Amazon Athena
16 2 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 193 (26.37%) Jenkins
2 93 (12.70%) GitLab
3 86 (11.75%) Git (software)
4 70 (9.56%) JIRA
5 28 (3.83%) Subversion
6 26 (3.55%) eggPlant
6 26 (3.55%) Locust
7 21 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (2.73%) Maven
9 16 (2.19%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.91%) Artifactory
11 13 (1.78%) CircleCI
11 13 (1.78%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.78%) Travis CI
12 9 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.82%) git-flow
13 6 (0.82%) JMeter
13 6 (0.82%) Katalon Studio
13 6 (0.82%) MSTest
13 6 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 120 (16.39%) Finance
2 69 (9.43%) Banking
3 59 (8.06%) Games
4 28 (3.83%) Legal
5 21 (2.87%) Marketing
6 18 (2.46%) Retail
7 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.78%) Back Office
9 9 (1.23%) Publishing
10 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.68%) Advertising
12 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.41%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) Public Sector
15 1 (0.14%) Front Office
15 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (47.27%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 280 (38.25%) Site Engineer
3 175 (23.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 75 (10.25%) AWS Engineer
5 51 (6.97%) Senior DevOps
6 43 (5.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 41 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 40 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
10 37 (5.05%) Software Engineer
11 33 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
12 30 (4.10%) Developer
13 28 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
14 27 (3.69%) Architect
15 26 (3.55%) Java Engineer
16 21 (2.87%) Senior Software Engineer
17 20 (2.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 20 (2.73%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 19 (2.60%) Python Engineer
19 17 (2.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.80%) Kafka
2 59 (8.06%) Web Services
3 48 (6.56%) Node.js
4 33 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
5 27 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
6 24 (3.28%) .NET
7 19 (2.60%) Apache Flex
8 18 (2.46%) Apache NiFi
9 16 (2.19%) Spring
10 15 (2.05%) Spring Boot
11 13 (1.78%) React
11 13 (1.78%) RESTful
12 9 (1.23%) LAMP
12 9 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
12 9 (1.23%) REST
12 9 (1.23%) YAML
13 8 (1.09%) jQuery
14 7 (0.96%) .NET Core
14 7 (0.96%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.88%) Public Cloud
2 63 (8.61%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (8.20%) Cloud Native
4 39 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 36 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (4.37%) Algorithms
7 24 (3.28%) Cyberattack
8 21 (2.87%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.73%) SWIFT
10 18 (2.46%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.46%) Mobile App
11 17 (2.32%) PKI
12 12 (1.64%) EPoS
12 12 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.64%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 8 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 308 (42.08%) Linux
2 96 (13.11%) Unix
3 88 (12.02%) Windows
4 36 (4.92%) CentOS
5 27 (3.69%) Windows Server
6 18 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.91%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (62.30%) DevOps
2 228 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (24.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 150 (20.49%) Microservices
5 132 (18.03%) Software Engineering
6 98 (13.39%) Analytics
6 98 (13.39%) Data Science
7 97 (13.25%) Machine Learning
8 86 (11.75%) Configuration Management
9 85 (11.61%) Fintech
10 84 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (9.70%) Scrum
12 63 (8.61%) DevSecOps
13 61 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
14 59 (8.06%) Deployment Automation
14 59 (8.06%) Incident Management
14 59 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 53 (7.24%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 53 (7.24%) TDD
16 52 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 387 (52.87%) Python
2 227 (31.01%) Java
3 137 (18.72%) Bash Shell
4 115 (15.71%) Go
5 94 (12.84%) JavaScript
6 82 (11.20%) PowerShell
7 66 (9.02%) SQL
8 61 (8.33%) C#
9 48 (6.56%) PHP
10 43 (5.87%) Perl
11 42 (5.74%) Ruby
12 22 (3.01%) Kotlin
13 21 (2.87%) C++
14 17 (2.32%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.19%) Groovy
16 15 (2.05%) Scala
17 12 (1.64%) C
18 10 (1.37%) TypeScript
19 8 (1.09%) VB
20 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (6.15%) Degree
2 27 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.46%) AWS Certification
3 18 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.23%) PhD
6 8 (1.09%) GIAC
6 8 (1.09%) RHCE
7 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.37%) QA
2 10 (1.37%) SLA
3 9 (1.23%) ISO 22301
4 6 (0.82%) NCSC
4 6 (0.82%) NIST
4 6 (0.82%) NIST 800
4 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ITGC
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 358 (48.91%) Docker
2 37 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.96%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.96%) Xen
7 5 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.68%) vSphere
8 4 (0.55%) Postfix
8 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.14%) Gluster
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 356 (48.63%) Kubernetes
2 333 (45.49%) Terraform
3 309 (42.21%) Ansible
4 109 (14.89%) Puppet
5 74 (10.11%) Prometheus
6 69 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (8.74%) Grafana
8 63 (8.61%) ZABBIX
9 24 (3.28%) Graphite
10 10 (1.37%) Nagios
11 9 (1.23%) Salt
11 9 (1.23%) SCCM
12 6 (0.82%) Graylog
12 6 (0.82%) Istio
13 5 (0.68%) Kibana
14 4 (0.55%) CSIRT
14 4 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.55%) Munin
14 4 (0.55%) Rancher
15 3 (0.41%) yum
Vendors
1 70 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.29%) Google
3 52 (7.10%) VMware
4 31 (4.23%) Oracle
5 29 (3.96%) Red Hat
6 22 (3.01%) IBM
7 18 (2.46%) Splunk
8 16 (2.19%) AppDynamics
9 12 (1.64%) Dynatrace
10 11 (1.50%) New Relic
11 9 (1.23%) Citrix
12 8 (1.09%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.96%) Cisco
13 7 (0.96%) F5
13 7 (0.96%) Qualys
13 7 (0.96%) SolarWinds
13 7 (0.96%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.55%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.55%) PagerDuty
14 4 (0.55%) Sun