Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 343 334
Rank change year-on-year +44 -9 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 58 38 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.29% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.30% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 46 33 6
North West median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -5.64% +21.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -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 12,107 12,692 11,275
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.77% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9,864 10,417 9,512
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,244 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 +49 48 £55,000 +19.57% 6
Merseyside - 8 £35,000 -
Cheshire -14 1 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Linux/Unix DevOps
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 58 (100.00%) DevOps
2 57 (98.28%) Linux
3 51 (87.93%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (77.59%) Python
5 34 (58.62%) Bash Shell
6 33 (56.90%) Ansible
7 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
8 29 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (46.55%) Ruby
10 24 (41.38%) Docker
10 24 (41.38%) Puppet
11 20 (34.48%) Open Source
12 19 (32.76%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (32.76%) Configuration Management
13 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (31.03%) AWS Certification
13 18 (31.03%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (29.31%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (29.31%) Terraform
14 17 (29.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (29.31%) Unix
14 17 (29.31%) MySQL
15 16 (27.59%) Finance
16 12 (20.69%) CentOS
16 12 (20.69%) LAMP
16 12 (20.69%) Java
16 12 (20.69%) Windows
16 12 (20.69%) Continuous Deployment
17 11 (18.97%) VMware

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 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.62%) Apache
3 3 (5.17%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.17%) Confluence
3 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.72%) nginx
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 51 (87.93%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.52%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (13.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (13.79%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (13.79%) Amazon S3
4 8 (13.79%) Route 53
4 8 (13.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (10.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (6.90%) SaaS
7 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.72%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.72%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (6.90%) SSL
2 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.17%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.72%) DHCP
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) MySQL
2 9 (15.52%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (12.07%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.72%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
2 17 (29.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (8.62%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (8.62%) Travis CI
4 4 (6.90%) Hudson
4 4 (6.90%) MSBuild
4 4 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.17%) JIRA
5 3 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (5.17%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) LAMP
2 7 (12.07%) Web Services
3 5 (8.62%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (8.62%) Sensu
4 4 (6.90%) React
5 3 (5.17%) Java EE
5 3 (5.17%) Node.js
6 2 (3.45%) .NET
7 1 (1.72%) LDAP
7 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.90%) Robotics
4 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (98.28%) Linux
2 17 (29.31%) Unix
3 12 (20.69%) CentOS
3 12 (20.69%) Windows
4 8 (13.79%) Debian
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) DevOps
2 29 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (34.48%) Open Source
4 19 (32.76%) Configuration Management
5 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (31.03%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (29.31%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (20.69%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (18.97%) High Availability
9 8 (13.79%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (13.79%) Software Delivery
10 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
11 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
12 4 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.90%) Robotic Process Automation
13 3 (5.17%) Benchmarking
13 3 (5.17%) Logistics
13 3 (5.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (77.59%) Python
2 34 (58.62%) Bash Shell
3 27 (46.55%) Ruby
4 12 (20.69%) Java
5 9 (15.52%) PHP
6 6 (10.34%) SQL
7 4 (6.90%) Bourne shell
7 4 (6.90%) Korn
7 4 (6.90%) Perl
7 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.17%) C++
8 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) AWS Certification
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 8 (13.79%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) Docker
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.72%) vSphere
4 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (56.90%) Ansible
2 24 (41.38%) Puppet
3 19 (32.76%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (29.31%) Terraform
5 10 (17.24%) Nagios
6 9 (15.52%) Kubernetes
7 5 (8.62%) Graphite
7 5 (8.62%) Prometheus
8 3 (5.17%) Cobbler
8 3 (5.17%) Packer
8 3 (5.17%) Salt
9 1 (1.72%) Rundeck
9 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) VMware
2 9 (15.52%) New Relic
3 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.79%) Splunk
4 6 (10.34%) Google
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.90%) Blue Prism
7 3 (5.17%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.72%) hybris
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.72%) Zend