Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 313 336
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 42 62 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.47% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.49% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 27 54 15
North West median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £41,800 £40,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +4.35%

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 11,527 12,750 11,603
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.68% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9,335 10,271 9,820
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 September 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 September 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 +7 38 £55,000 +17.65% 2
Cheshire -3 2 £56,250 +18.42% 1
Merseyside +12 1 £40,000 -23.81%
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 September 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 42 (100.00%) DevOps
2 41 (97.62%) Linux
3 33 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (64.29%) Python
5 23 (54.76%) Bash Shell
5 23 (54.76%) Ruby
6 21 (50.00%) Puppet
7 20 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (45.24%) AWS Certification
8 19 (45.24%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (40.48%) Open Source
10 16 (38.10%) Docker
11 15 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
11 15 (35.71%) Ansible
12 14 (33.33%) Unix
13 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
13 13 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (28.57%) Finance
14 12 (28.57%) DNS
14 12 (28.57%) Terraform
15 11 (26.19%) NoSQL
15 11 (26.19%) Java
15 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
16 9 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (19.05%) SSL
17 8 (19.05%) Continuous Deployment
18 7 (16.67%) Internet

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 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Confluence
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 33 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (16.67%) SaaS
4 4 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) SSL
3 7 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) NoSQL
2 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 7 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (9.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (9.52%) Hudson
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) MSBuild
3 4 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 4 (9.52%) Travis CI
4 3 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (9.52%) React
1 4 (9.52%) Sensu
2 3 (7.14%) Java EE
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
1 4 (9.52%) Robotics
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 41 (97.62%) Linux
2 14 (33.33%) Unix
3 7 (16.67%) Windows
4 6 (14.29%) CentOS
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Debian
8 1 (2.38%) Fedora
8 1 (2.38%) openSUSE
8 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) DevOps
2 20 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (45.24%) Deployment Automation
4 17 (40.48%) Open Source
5 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
5 13 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.05%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (16.67%) Benchmarking
8 7 (16.67%) Load Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
10 4 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (9.52%) Robotic Process Automation
11 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (7.14%) Logistics
11 3 (7.14%) Scrum
11 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
13 1 (2.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) Python
2 23 (54.76%) Bash Shell
2 23 (54.76%) Ruby
3 11 (26.19%) Java
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.52%) Bourne shell
5 4 (9.52%) Korn
5 4 (9.52%) Perl
5 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Docker
2 7 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (50.00%) Puppet
2 15 (35.71%) Ansible
2 15 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (28.57%) Terraform
4 7 (16.67%) Cobbler
5 4 (9.52%) Graphite
5 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
5 4 (9.52%) Prometheus
6 2 (4.76%) Nagios
7 1 (2.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
1 6 (14.29%) VMware
2 5 (11.90%) Google
3 4 (9.52%) Blue Prism
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.38%) hybris
4 1 (2.38%) New Relic
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk