Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Development Operations Linux/Unix
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 929 581 852
Rank change year-on-year -348 +271 -190
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 60 156 169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 50 138 149
10th Percentile £46,250 £35,000 £43,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -19.23% +6.12%
75th Percentile £79,875 £72,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,875 £90,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £52,500 £63,750
% change year-on-year +33.33% -17.65% +2.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 102,757 54,344 111,421
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.19% 95.02% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 70,633 45,111 90,920
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in England.

Salary trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in England

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
London -269 37 £75,000 +20.00% 5
East of England -94 7 £62,500 +56.25% 5
South West -59 6 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South East -127 5 £52,500 +40.00% 2
North of England -136 5 £52,500 -2.33% 1
North West -88 4 £52,500 -2.33%
Yorkshire -72 2 £52,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -78 2 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Midlands -102 2 £52,500 +16.67% 3
North East - 1 - -
Linux/Unix DevOps
UK

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, Linux/Unix DevOps job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Linux
1 60 (100.00%) DevOps
2 48 (80.00%) Python
3 36 (60.00%) AWS
4 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (51.67%) Ansible
5 30 (50.00%) Puppet
6 26 (43.33%) Terraform
7 25 (41.67%) Kubernetes
8 24 (40.00%) Docker
9 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
10 19 (31.67%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (26.67%) Bash
11 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
12 15 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
13 14 (23.33%) CentOS
13 14 (23.33%) Amazon S3
13 14 (23.33%) PHP
14 13 (21.67%) Java
14 13 (21.67%) DNS
14 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
14 13 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (20.00%) MariaDB
15 12 (20.00%) Microservices
15 12 (20.00%) GitLab
16 11 (18.33%) CI/CD
16 11 (18.33%) Open Source
16 11 (18.33%) Red Hat
17 10 (16.67%) SQL Server

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (13.33%) WordPress
2 7 (11.67%) Apache
3 5 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Traefik
Cloud Services
1 36 (60.00%) AWS
2 19 (31.67%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 14 (23.33%) Amazon S3
5 10 (16.67%) GitHub
5 10 (16.67%) SaaS
6 8 (13.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (13.33%) Azure
7 7 (11.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (11.67%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (11.67%) Serverless
8 6 (10.00%) Route 53
9 5 (8.33%) AWS CloudTrail
9 5 (8.33%) AWS Direct Connect
9 5 (8.33%) CloudFront
10 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (1.67%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (1.67%) GCP
11 1 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 7 (11.67%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) IPv4
2 7 (11.67%) IPv6
3 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) FTP
4 1 (1.67%) HTTP
4 1 (1.67%) SMTP
4 1 (1.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) MariaDB
2 10 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (11.67%) MySQL
5 5 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.67%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
2 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 12 (20.00%) GitLab
4 4 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.33%) Subversion
6 1 (1.67%) GoCD
6 1 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 9 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (13.33%) LAMP
2 7 (11.67%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (8.33%) .NET
4 4 (6.67%) Middleware
5 3 (5.00%) Kafka
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) SAML
6 1 (1.67%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.33%) Derivative
2 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (23.33%) CentOS
3 13 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (16.67%) Windows
5 8 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 7 (11.67%) Debian
6 7 (11.67%) Fedora
7 2 (3.33%) VMS
8 1 (1.67%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) SUSE
8 1 (1.67%) Unix
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) DevOps
2 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
5 12 (20.00%) Microservices
6 11 (18.33%) CI/CD
6 11 (18.33%) Open Source
7 10 (16.67%) Change Management
7 10 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (13.33%) High Availability
8 8 (13.33%) Scrum
9 7 (11.67%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (11.67%) Logistics
9 7 (11.67%) Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Fintech
10 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
11 5 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (80.00%) Python
2 16 (26.67%) Bash
3 14 (23.33%) PHP
4 13 (21.67%) Java
5 7 (11.67%) Shell Script
5 7 (11.67%) SQL
6 5 (8.33%) Perl
6 5 (8.33%) Ruby
7 4 (6.67%) Go
8 1 (1.67%) C#
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) AWS Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 24 (40.00%) Docker
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (51.67%) Ansible
2 30 (50.00%) Puppet
3 26 (43.33%) Terraform
4 25 (41.67%) Kubernetes
5 8 (13.33%) HAProxy
6 7 (11.67%) Icinga
7 6 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (8.33%) Consul
8 5 (8.33%) Grafana
8 5 (8.33%) Packer
9 4 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (6.67%) Graphite
9 4 (6.67%) Prometheus
10 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (3.33%) ZABBIX
12 1 (1.67%) Cobbler
12 1 (1.67%) Galera Cluster
12 1 (1.67%) Nagios
12 1 (1.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Red Hat
2 9 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco
3 2 (3.33%) Splunk
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) SaltStack