Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 306 533
Rank change year-on-year +39 +227 +198
Permanent jobs citing Site Reliability Engineering 1,625 508 672
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.03% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.10% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 896 456 501
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £57,551
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £92,500
90th Percentile £117,500 £105,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%

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 119,650 46,099 125,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.21% 93.09% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79,137 38,471 100,635
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 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 +29 1,501 £80,000 +17.65% 218
London -31 782 £85,000 +13.33% 143
UK excluding London +68 702 £70,000 +7.69% 88
South East +44 319 £70,000 +7.69% 22
Work from Home -108 277 £75,000 +20.00% 58
North of England -29 143 £68,750 +5.77% 30
South West -19 119 £62,500 - 5
North West -38 72 £75,000 +15.38% 11
Midlands -95 60 £68,250 +18.70% 11
Yorkshire -80 48 £67,500 +3.85% 14
Scotland -66 38 £55,000 -15.38% 12
West Midlands -80 37 £75,000 +30.43% 7
North East -8 23 £80,000 +82.86% 5
East Midlands - 23 £65,000 - 4
East of England -81 22 £57,500 -8.00% 6
Wales - 7 £70,000 - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £69,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 1,226 (75.45%) DevOps
2 1,033 (63.57%) AWS
3 917 (56.43%) Python
4 765 (47.08%) Kubernetes
5 745 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
6 740 (45.54%) Terraform
7 658 (40.49%) Docker
8 636 (39.14%) Java
9 608 (37.42%) Azure
10 582 (35.82%) Linux
11 525 (32.31%) Software Engineering
12 521 (32.06%) Ansible
13 463 (28.49%) Infrastructure as Code
14 434 (26.71%) Jenkins
15 423 (26.03%) Microservices
16 419 (25.78%) Finance
17 387 (23.82%) GCP
18 357 (21.97%) Git (software)
19 339 (20.86%) Go
20 333 (20.49%) Social Skills
21 313 (19.26%) Bash Shell
22 286 (17.60%) Degree
23 279 (17.17%) Serverless
24 268 (16.49%) Scrum
25 267 (16.43%) Computer Science
26 266 (16.37%) Kafka
27 243 (14.95%) Puppet
28 240 (14.77%) GitHub
29 229 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
30 227 (13.97%) Grafana

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
1 118 (7.26%) GemFire
2 111 (6.83%) Confluence
3 98 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
4 97 (5.97%) Apache Spark
5 95 (5.85%) Apache
6 52 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (1.29%) nginx
7 21 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.11%) JBoss
8 18 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.92%) Apache Pulsar
10 12 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.25%) CMS
11 4 (0.25%) Drupal
11 4 (0.25%) WordPress
12 3 (0.18%) Tornado
12 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.12%) Traefik
14 1 (0.062%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (0.31%) Fireworks
1 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.25%) InVision
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.062%) Figma
4 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.062%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.062%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Magento
2 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,033 (63.57%) AWS
2 608 (37.42%) Azure
3 387 (23.82%) GCP
4 279 (17.17%) Serverless
5 240 (14.77%) GitHub
6 169 (10.40%) SaaS
7 128 (7.88%) Amazon ECS
8 108 (6.65%) PaaS
9 107 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
10 103 (6.34%) Cloud Computing
11 102 (6.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 74 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 67 (4.12%) Amazon S3
14 59 (3.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 55 (3.38%) OpenShift
16 54 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
17 53 (3.26%) Amazon SQS
18 45 (2.77%) Amazon EKS
19 34 (2.09%) IBM Cloud
20 28 (1.72%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 105 (6.46%) Firewall
2 80 (4.92%) Internet
3 66 (4.06%) VPN
4 62 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 54 (3.32%) DNS
6 45 (2.77%) HTTP
7 40 (2.46%) Broadband
8 32 (1.97%) IPv4
8 32 (1.97%) VLAN
9 31 (1.91%) Calico
10 28 (1.72%) OSPF
11 20 (1.23%) IPsec
12 18 (1.11%) Network Security
13 14 (0.86%) BGP
14 12 (0.74%) SSL
15 10 (0.62%) 5G
16 9 (0.55%) VSAN
17 8 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
18 7 (0.43%) SAN
18 7 (0.43%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (13.54%) Big Data
2 168 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 155 (9.54%) Redis
4 141 (8.68%) NoSQL
5 87 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 85 (5.23%) HBase
7 83 (5.11%) MariaDB
8 71 (4.37%) MySQL
9 50 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 39 (2.40%) SQL Server
11 38 (2.34%) MongoDB
12 33 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 33 (2.03%) Hadoop
13 31 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (1.23%) OLTP
15 19 (1.17%) Apache Accumulo
16 18 (1.11%) Amazon Aurora
17 11 (0.68%) Amazon Athena
18 10 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.62%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 434 (26.71%) Jenkins
2 357 (21.97%) Git (software)
3 194 (11.94%) GitLab
4 178 (10.95%) JIRA
5 172 (10.58%) Cucumber
6 152 (9.35%) Artifactory
7 129 (7.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 124 (7.63%) Gradle
9 122 (7.51%) Cypress.io
10 117 (7.20%) Protractor
11 106 (6.52%) JUnit
12 105 (6.46%) Storybook
13 99 (6.09%) SonarQube
14 86 (5.29%) IntelliJ
15 85 (5.23%) Eclipse
16 83 (5.11%) Mockito
17 66 (4.06%) Selenium
18 55 (3.38%) TeamCity
19 47 (2.89%) Subversion
20 46 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 419 (25.78%) Finance
2 333 (20.49%) Social Skills
3 200 (12.31%) Banking
4 165 (10.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 164 (10.09%) Law
6 66 (4.06%) Legal
7 46 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (2.71%) Games
9 30 (1.85%) Retail
10 21 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (0.86%) Marketing
11 14 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.80%) Advertising
13 11 (0.68%) Public Speaking
14 10 (0.62%) Billing
14 10 (0.62%) Front Office
15 9 (0.55%) Public Sector
16 7 (0.43%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 607 (37.35%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 499 (30.71%) Site Engineer
3 451 (27.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 249 (15.32%) Software Engineer
5 132 (8.12%) Senior Software Engineer
6 125 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 106 (6.52%) AWS Engineer
8 103 (6.34%) Senior DevOps
9 94 (5.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 93 (5.72%) Developer
11 82 (5.05%) AWS DevOps
12 74 (4.55%) Lead Software Engineer
13 73 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 56 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
15 55 (3.38%) Platform Engineer
16 48 (2.95%) Principal Engineer
17 45 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
18 33 (2.03%) Architect
19 31 (1.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 31 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (16.37%) Kafka
2 221 (13.60%) Node.js
3 192 (11.82%) React
4 167 (10.28%) Web Services
5 150 (9.23%) Spring
6 137 (8.43%) Elastic Stack
7 134 (8.25%) AngularJS
8 119 (7.32%) CSS
9 116 (7.14%) .NET
10 113 (6.95%) RabbitMQ
11 112 (6.89%) RESTful
12 109 (6.71%) Redux
12 109 (6.71%) WireMock
13 95 (5.85%) JSON
14 88 (5.42%) Express
15 87 (5.35%) LAMP
16 86 (5.29%) Tailwind CSS
16 86 (5.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 84 (5.17%) Play Framework
17 84 (5.17%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
2 123 (7.57%) Cloud Native
3 121 (7.45%) User Experience
4 120 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
5 109 (6.71%) Public Cloud
6 94 (5.78%) Linux Command Line
7 84 (5.17%) Algorithms
8 77 (4.74%) Mobile App
9 59 (3.63%) Cyberattack
10 56 (3.45%) Data Structures
11 41 (2.52%) Virtual Team
12 40 (2.46%) Social Media
13 39 (2.40%) Data Centre
14 29 (1.78%) Clustering
14 29 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.78%) Internet of Things
15 26 (1.60%) Management Information System
16 22 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
17 21 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
18 16 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 582 (35.82%) Linux
2 217 (13.35%) Unix
3 192 (11.82%) Windows
4 64 (3.94%) CentOS
5 58 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (3.26%) Windows Server
7 43 (2.65%) Android
7 43 (2.65%) Apple iOS
8 42 (2.58%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (0.80%) Fedora
11 9 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.43%) Debian
13 5 (0.31%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) AIX
14 3 (0.18%) SUSE
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.062%) VMS
16 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,226 (75.45%) DevOps
2 745 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (32.31%) Software Engineering
4 463 (28.49%) Infrastructure as Code
5 423 (26.03%) Microservices
6 268 (16.49%) Scrum
7 267 (16.43%) Computer Science
8 229 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
9 217 (13.35%) Open Source
10 213 (13.11%) DevSecOps
11 212 (13.05%) Test Automation
12 203 (12.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 201 (12.37%) Configuration Management
14 192 (11.82%) Deployment Automation
15 186 (11.45%) Full Stack Development
16 178 (10.95%) Mentoring
17 176 (10.83%) Analytics
18 172 (10.58%) OO
19 169 (10.40%) TDD
20 166 (10.22%) Observability
Programming Languages
1 917 (56.43%) Python
2 636 (39.14%) Java
3 339 (20.86%) Go
4 313 (19.26%) Bash Shell
5 191 (11.75%) JavaScript
6 166 (10.22%) C#
7 158 (9.72%) PowerShell
8 148 (9.11%) Shell Script
9 126 (7.75%) Ruby
10 120 (7.38%) SQL
11 113 (6.95%) C++
12 100 (6.15%) C
13 95 (5.85%) Groovy
14 66 (4.06%) PHP
15 38 (2.34%) TypeScript
16 26 (1.60%) Rust
17 24 (1.48%) Perl
17 24 (1.48%) R
18 18 (1.11%) C-shell
19 14 (0.86%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 286 (17.60%) Degree
2 110 (6.77%) OCP
2 110 (6.77%) Oracle Certification
3 53 (3.26%) HND
4 31 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 23 (1.42%) AWS Certification
7 15 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.80%) GIAC
8 13 (0.80%) RHCE
9 11 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.31%) RHCSA
11 4 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.12%) MBA
13 1 (0.062%) CCNP
13 1 (0.062%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.062%) CWAP
13 1 (0.062%) CWNA
13 1 (0.062%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.062%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.75%) QA
2 49 (3.02%) SLA
3 15 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.43%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.18%) GDPR
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) GRC
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 658 (40.49%) Docker
2 147 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.17%) HDFS
4 44 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.86%) Active Directory
7 13 (0.80%) Ceph
8 11 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 11 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.43%) KVM
10 6 (0.37%) LXC
11 5 (0.31%) Xen
12 4 (0.25%) NFS
12 4 (0.25%) vCloud
13 3 (0.18%) Firmware
14 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.12%) vSphere
15 1 (0.062%) Gluster
15 1 (0.062%) GlusterFS
15 1 (0.062%) iptables
Systems Management
1 765 (47.08%) Kubernetes
2 740 (45.54%) Terraform
3 521 (32.06%) Ansible
4 243 (14.95%) Puppet
5 227 (13.97%) Grafana
6 212 (13.05%) Prometheus
7 146 (8.98%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (2.22%) Graphite
9 35 (2.15%) Nagios
10 33 (2.03%) Mesos
11 31 (1.91%) Kibana
11 31 (1.91%) Salt
12 23 (1.42%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
14 13 (0.80%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.74%) Graylog
15 12 (0.74%) Istio
16 11 (0.68%) Icinga
17 10 (0.62%) Rancher
18 9 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 158 (9.72%) VMware
2 119 (7.32%) Google
3 94 (5.78%) Microsoft
4 86 (5.29%) Okta
5 75 (4.62%) Red Hat
6 73 (4.49%) Oracle
6 73 (4.49%) Splunk
7 49 (3.02%) New Relic
8 37 (2.28%) IBM
9 26 (1.60%) AppDynamics
10 22 (1.35%) PayPal
11 18 (1.11%) LexisNexis
12 17 (1.05%) SAP
13 15 (0.92%) Atlassian
13 15 (0.92%) Dynatrace
14 12 (0.74%) SaltStack
15 10 (0.62%) Cisco
15 10 (0.62%) F5
15 10 (0.62%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.43%) Veritas