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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 8 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 278 254 357
Rank change year-on-year -24 +103 +234
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 2,406 1,560 544
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.37% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.45% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,094 904 474
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £61,025 £61,250 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £95,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £111,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% +2.04%

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 163,611 107,228 60,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.79% 94.06% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 84,033 72,697 49,132
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Site Reliability Engineering in the UK

Site Reliability Engineering
Top 17 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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -49 1,920 £77,500 - 158
London -5 1,265 £83,000 -2.35% 89
Work from Home -10 992 £77,500 +3.33% 75
UK excluding London -93 710 £75,000 +15.38% 73
South East -134 190 £77,500 +10.71% 17
North of England -41 184 £75,000 +21.20% 26
Midlands +27 120 £68,750 +1.85% 15
North West -29 113 £74,589 +20.54% 11
Scotland +12 90 £75,000 +36.36% 4
East of England -3 76 £60,000 +4.35% 6
West Midlands -9 75 £70,000 -4.76% 11
South West -132 57 £67,350 +9.96% 3
Yorkshire -29 56 £78,750 +31.25% 9
East Midlands +25 45 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North East -9 15 £70,000 -12.50% 6
Wales -8 10 £73,750 +1.72% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 1,734 (72.07%) DevOps
2 1,468 (61.01%) AWS
3 1,263 (52.49%) CI/CD
4 1,185 (49.25%) Kubernetes
5 1,125 (46.76%) Terraform
6 1,120 (46.55%) Python
7 1,004 (41.73%) Agile
8 883 (36.70%) Docker
9 864 (35.91%) Software Engineering
10 832 (34.58%) Azure
11 780 (32.42%) Linux
12 725 (30.13%) Finance
13 688 (28.60%) Infrastructure as Code
14 624 (25.94%) Java
15 618 (25.69%) Social Skills
16 580 (24.11%) Microservices
17 556 (23.11%) Go
18 529 (21.99%) Test Automation
19 507 (21.07%) GCP
20 499 (20.74%) Bash
21 474 (19.70%) Serverless
22 464 (19.29%) Containerisation
23 463 (19.24%) Jenkins
24 419 (17.41%) Git (software)
25 412 (17.12%) Ansible
26 407 (16.92%) SQL
27 375 (15.59%) JavaScript
28 361 (15.00%) SaaS
29 355 (14.75%) Mentoring
30 343 (14.26%) Open Source

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
1 102 (4.24%) Confluence
2 84 (3.49%) Apache
3 80 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
4 57 (2.37%) nginx
5 37 (1.54%) OpenStack
6 28 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 22 (0.91%) Apache Solr
8 20 (0.83%) CMS
9 15 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 15 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.50%) Apache Pulsar
10 12 (0.50%) Luigi
11 8 (0.33%) GemFire
12 7 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.17%) MTS
14 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.50%) InVision
4 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.042%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.042%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 31 (1.29%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.042%) Cloudability
Cloud Services
1 1,468 (61.01%) AWS
2 832 (34.58%) Azure
3 507 (21.07%) GCP
4 474 (19.70%) Serverless
5 361 (15.00%) SaaS
6 332 (13.80%) GitHub
7 271 (11.26%) AWS Lambda
8 245 (10.18%) Azure DevOps
9 230 (9.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 217 (9.02%) Amazon SQS
11 208 (8.65%) Amazon EC2
12 177 (7.36%) Amazon S3
13 158 (6.57%) AWS Fargate
14 152 (6.32%) Amazon EKS
14 152 (6.32%) PaaS
15 130 (5.40%) Amazon ECS
16 124 (5.15%) Datadog
17 115 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
18 111 (4.61%) IaaS
19 89 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 128 (5.32%) DNS
2 85 (3.53%) HTTP
3 71 (2.95%) Firewall
3 71 (2.95%) Internet
4 65 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 44 (1.83%) VPN
6 33 (1.37%) Broadband
7 32 (1.33%) DHCP
8 26 (1.08%) Network Security
9 23 (0.96%) AMQP
10 22 (0.91%) MQTT
11 19 (0.79%) SSH
12 16 (0.67%) IPsec
12 16 (0.67%) Software-Defined Networking
13 15 (0.62%) HTTPS
13 15 (0.62%) SSL
14 14 (0.58%) VLAN
15 13 (0.54%) PPP
16 11 (0.46%) Intranet
16 11 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (12.43%) Amazon RDS
2 297 (12.34%) MySQL
3 253 (10.52%) PostgreSQL
4 181 (7.52%) DynamoDB
5 175 (7.27%) MongoDB
6 156 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
6 156 (6.48%) NoSQL
7 144 (5.99%) Redis
8 83 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 73 (3.03%) Big Data
9 73 (3.03%) SQL Server
10 67 (2.78%) Relational Database
11 53 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
12 47 (1.95%) Hadoop
13 44 (1.83%) BigQuery
13 44 (1.83%) MariaDB
14 38 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
14 38 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.37%) ArangoDB
16 27 (1.12%) Looker
Development Applications
1 463 (19.24%) Jenkins
2 419 (17.41%) Git (software)
3 219 (9.10%) GitLab
4 170 (7.07%) JIRA
5 144 (5.99%) CircleCI
6 63 (2.62%) Bitbucket
7 52 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 48 (2.00%) TeamCity
9 41 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 39 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 38 (1.58%) Spinnaker
12 35 (1.45%) Maven
13 33 (1.37%) Gradle
13 33 (1.37%) Storybook
14 31 (1.29%) Terragrunt
15 24 (1.00%) Cypress.io
15 24 (1.00%) Travis CI
16 23 (0.96%) SonarQube
17 22 (0.91%) Babel
17 22 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 725 (30.13%) Finance
2 618 (25.69%) Social Skills
3 248 (10.31%) Banking
4 217 (9.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 206 (8.56%) Retail
6 145 (6.03%) Legal
7 132 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
8 107 (4.45%) Games
9 98 (4.07%) Marketing
10 97 (4.03%) Public Sector
11 88 (3.66%) Law
12 47 (1.95%) Financial Institution
13 43 (1.79%) Investment Banking
14 41 (1.70%) Front Office
14 41 (1.70%) Tech for Good
15 33 (1.37%) Telecoms
16 32 (1.33%) Manufacturing
17 26 (1.08%) Automotive
18 23 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
19 17 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 745 (30.96%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 701 (29.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 602 (25.02%) Site Engineer
4 255 (10.60%) Software Engineer
5 185 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 162 (6.73%) Senior DevOps
7 155 (6.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 152 (6.32%) Developer
9 149 (6.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 131 (5.44%) AWS DevOps
11 121 (5.03%) AWS Engineer
12 106 (4.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 85 (3.53%) Platform Engineer
14 83 (3.45%) Site Manager
14 83 (3.45%) Site Reliability Manager
15 77 (3.20%) Azure Engineer
16 68 (2.83%) Lead DevOps
17 61 (2.54%) Data Engineer
18 54 (2.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 50 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (13.34%) Node.js
2 278 (11.55%) React
3 266 (11.06%) Kafka
4 187 (7.77%) .NET
5 148 (6.15%) AngularJS
6 136 (5.65%) Velocity
7 121 (5.03%) GraphQL
8 84 (3.49%) Elastic Stack
9 79 (3.28%) RESTful
10 71 (2.95%) REST
11 64 (2.66%) CSS
12 63 (2.62%) Spring
12 63 (2.62%) WebSockets
13 62 (2.58%) HTML
14 59 (2.45%) gRPC
15 57 (2.37%) Laravel
16 56 (2.33%) HTML5
17 50 (2.08%) Jest
18 44 (1.83%) YAML
19 42 (1.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 289 (12.01%) Cloud Native
2 219 (9.10%) Public Cloud
3 182 (7.56%) User Experience
4 155 (6.44%) Algorithms
5 146 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
6 107 (4.45%) Data Structures
7 102 (4.24%) Virtual Team
8 67 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
9 65 (2.70%) Mobile App
10 55 (2.29%) Legacy Systems
11 54 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
12 53 (2.20%) Data Centre
13 50 (2.08%) Educational Technology
13 50 (2.08%) Management Information System
14 47 (1.95%) Sports Betting
15 43 (1.79%) Blog
16 42 (1.75%) Social Media
17 39 (1.62%) Private Cloud
18 36 (1.50%) IoT
19 33 (1.37%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 780 (32.42%) Linux
2 187 (7.77%) Unix
3 148 (6.15%) Windows
4 55 (2.29%) CentOS
5 49 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (1.08%) Solaris
7 21 (0.87%) Android
8 18 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.42%) CoreOS
11 10 (0.42%) Debian
11 10 (0.42%) zOS
12 9 (0.37%) Alpine Linux
13 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.17%) AIX
14 4 (0.17%) SUSE
15 3 (0.12%) VMS
16 2 (0.083%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,734 (72.07%) DevOps
2 1,263 (52.49%) CI/CD
3 1,004 (41.73%) Agile
4 864 (35.91%) Software Engineering
5 688 (28.60%) Infrastructure as Code
6 580 (24.11%) Microservices
7 529 (21.99%) Test Automation
8 464 (19.29%) Containerisation
9 355 (14.75%) Mentoring
10 343 (14.26%) Open Source
11 302 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
12 283 (11.76%) Coaching
13 276 (11.47%) Computer Science
14 274 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
15 269 (11.18%) Scrum
16 267 (11.10%) Full Stack Development
17 261 (10.85%) Platform Engineering
18 257 (10.68%) Observability
19 253 (10.52%) TDD
20 250 (10.39%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,120 (46.55%) Python
2 624 (25.94%) Java
3 556 (23.11%) Go
4 499 (20.74%) Bash
5 407 (16.92%) SQL
6 375 (15.59%) JavaScript
7 277 (11.51%) C#
7 277 (11.51%) TypeScript
8 245 (10.18%) PowerShell
9 128 (5.32%) PHP
10 105 (4.36%) Groovy
11 95 (3.95%) C++
12 94 (3.91%) Shell Script
13 87 (3.62%) Ruby
14 83 (3.45%) Scala
15 76 (3.16%) C
16 56 (2.33%) Rust
17 44 (1.83%) Kotlin
18 42 (1.75%) Perl
19 27 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 300 (12.47%) Degree
2 189 (7.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 46 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 13 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.46%) OCP
7 11 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.29%) PhD
11 4 (0.17%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.17%) ISEB
11 4 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.083%) CISSP
12 2 (0.083%) SANS
13 1 (0.042%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.042%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (10.31%) QA
2 67 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.79%) NIST
5 18 (0.75%) GDPR
6 17 (0.71%) GRC
7 15 (0.62%) SLA
8 10 (0.42%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 15022
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.083%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.042%) PMO
12 1 (0.042%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 883 (36.70%) Docker
2 56 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (1.95%) Active Directory
5 32 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 25 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (0.83%) ISA Server
8 17 (0.71%) KVM
8 17 (0.71%) Xen
9 15 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.33%) NFS
11 6 (0.25%) vSphere
12 5 (0.21%) Varnish
13 4 (0.17%) Ceph
13 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.083%) flannel
14 2 (0.083%) Gluster
14 2 (0.083%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.042%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1,185 (49.25%) Kubernetes
2 1,125 (46.76%) Terraform
3 412 (17.12%) Ansible
4 287 (11.93%) Grafana
5 230 (9.56%) Prometheus
6 171 (7.11%) Puppet
7 89 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
8 68 (2.83%) Kibana
9 63 (2.62%) ZABBIX
10 59 (2.45%) HAProxy
11 56 (2.33%) Istio
12 31 (1.29%) Nagios
13 27 (1.12%) logstash
14 26 (1.08%) Packer
15 25 (1.04%) Data Guard
15 25 (1.04%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 25 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
16 20 (0.83%) Kubeflow
17 18 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
18 17 (0.71%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 185 (7.69%) Google
2 164 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 147 (6.11%) New Relic
4 96 (3.99%) Splunk
4 96 (3.99%) VMware
5 92 (3.82%) MuleSoft
6 84 (3.49%) Oracle
7 60 (2.49%) PagerDuty
8 54 (2.24%) Dynatrace
9 34 (1.41%) F5
10 33 (1.37%) Apple
11 32 (1.33%) IBM
12 31 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 30 (1.25%) FIS
14 28 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.00%) AppDynamics
15 24 (1.00%) Sun
16 23 (0.96%) Citrix
17 22 (0.91%) Confluent
18 15 (0.62%) Stackify