Period
to 21 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 293 338
Rank change year-on-year -14 +45 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 41 72 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.58% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29 66 17
North West median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £50,000 £37,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £69,250
England median annual salary £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.87% -4.17% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 10,002 12,433 11,974
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.92% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,119 10,022 10,062
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the North West

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in the North West.

Salary trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the North West

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps in the North West over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in the North West

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Manchester -6 35 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Lancashire - 6 £60,000 - 3
Linux/Unix DevOps
England

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 North West region featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Linux
1 41 (100.00%) DevOps
2 35 (85.37%) Python
3 32 (78.05%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (75.61%) Bash Shell
5 26 (63.41%) Unix
5 26 (63.41%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (60.98%) Docker
7 24 (58.54%) Jenkins
8 22 (53.66%) Ansible
8 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (48.78%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (48.78%) Puppet
10 19 (46.34%) Open Source
10 19 (46.34%) Configuration Management
11 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (39.02%) AWS Certification
12 14 (34.15%) Deployment Automation
12 14 (34.15%) Kubernetes
12 14 (34.15%) SaaS
12 14 (34.15%) IaaS
12 14 (34.15%) Java
12 14 (34.15%) Ruby
12 14 (34.15%) Atlassian
13 12 (29.27%) Load Balancing
13 12 (29.27%) TeamCity
13 12 (29.27%) Google
13 12 (29.27%) Perl
13 12 (29.27%) PaaS
13 12 (29.27%) CFEngine

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (26.83%) Apache
2 10 (24.39%) Confluence
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.44%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 32 (78.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (34.15%) IaaS
3 14 (34.15%) SaaS
4 12 (29.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (29.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) DNS
1 5 (12.20%) Internet
1 5 (12.20%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (58.54%) Jenkins
2 12 (29.27%) CircleCI
2 12 (29.27%) Codeship
2 12 (29.27%) TeamCity
3 10 (24.39%) JIRA
4 8 (19.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.44%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Java EE
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) Django
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) LAMP
2 2 (4.88%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (63.41%) Unix
3 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (19.51%) CentOS
5 2 (4.88%) Windows
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) DevOps
2 26 (63.41%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (46.34%) Configuration Management
4 19 (46.34%) Open Source
5 14 (34.15%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (29.27%) Load Balancing
7 11 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (21.95%) Scrum
9 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (19.51%) Logistics
9 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.20%) Benchmarking
10 5 (12.20%) Load Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Server Management
12 2 (4.88%) API Integration
12 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.88%) Microservices
12 2 (4.88%) Software Architecture
12 2 (4.88%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) Python
2 31 (75.61%) Bash Shell
3 14 (34.15%) Java
3 14 (34.15%) Ruby
4 12 (29.27%) Perl
5 8 (19.51%) C++
6 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.44%) R
8 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Xen
3 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (53.66%) Ansible
2 20 (48.78%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (48.78%) Puppet
3 14 (34.15%) Kubernetes
4 12 (29.27%) CFEngine
5 3 (7.32%) Cobbler
6 1 (2.44%) Nessus
6 1 (2.44%) Salt
6 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Atlassian
2 12 (29.27%) Google
3 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) VMware