Period
to 23 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux DevOps Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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

Linux Development Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 678 677 745
Rank change year-on-year -1 +68 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 441 569 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 412 517 392
UK median annual salary £62,500 £56,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.62% -5.83% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,900 £37,625
90th Percentile £92,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +18.81% +6.32% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 138,276 165,708 163,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.42% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,719 134,905 135,119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,448 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Linux DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 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
England -10 425 £62,500 +8.70% 82
London +18 226 £70,000 +7.69% 45
UK excluding London +8 204 £60,000 +18.81% 37
North of England +10 87 £60,000 +14.29% 16
South East +11 50 £62,500 +23.76% 6
North West +20 47 £60,000 +26.32% 8
Yorkshire +25 37 £58,750 +11.90% 8
East of England +91 36 £50,000 -27.27% 10
South West +1 16 £50,000 - 2
Midlands +15 9 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands +10 5 £55,000 -2.22% 2
East Midlands +18 4 £55,000 - 1
Scotland +13 3 £47,500 +35.71%
North East +5 3 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £70,000 -
Wales +16 1 £65,000 +62.50%

Linux DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, Linux DevOps Engineer 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 featuring Linux DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 441 (100.00%) Linux
1 441 (100.00%) DevOps
2 328 (74.38%) Python
3 325 (73.70%) Amazon AWS
4 253 (57.37%) Docker
5 221 (50.11%) Ansible
6 196 (44.44%) Puppet
7 166 (37.64%) Bash Shell
8 161 (36.51%) Kubernetes
9 159 (36.05%) Opscode Chef
10 152 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
11 145 (32.88%) Jenkins
12 135 (30.61%) Configuration Management
12 135 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
13 129 (29.25%) Finance
13 129 (29.25%) Perl
14 122 (27.66%) Unix
15 113 (25.62%) Java
16 109 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
17 95 (21.54%) Git (software)
17 95 (21.54%) Ruby
18 93 (21.09%) Google Cloud Platform
19 85 (19.27%) Windows
20 81 (18.37%) Terraform
20 81 (18.37%) Red Hat
21 79 (17.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
22 78 (17.69%) SaaS
23 67 (15.19%) Oracle
24 66 (14.97%) CentOS
25 64 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux DevOps Engineer Skill Set
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 60 (13.61%) Tomcat
2 44 (9.98%) Apache
3 26 (5.90%) WebLogic
4 25 (5.67%) JBoss
5 20 (4.54%) IIS
6 18 (4.08%) Apache Spark
7 16 (3.63%) Apache Pig
8 12 (2.72%) Confluence
9 10 (2.27%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.13%) nginx
12 3 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.23%) CMS
13 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 325 (73.70%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (21.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 78 (17.69%) SaaS
5 47 (10.66%) IaaS
6 37 (8.39%) PaaS
7 33 (7.48%) OpenShift
8 25 (5.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (4.31%) Datadog
10 15 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (2.95%) Serverless
12 10 (2.27%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.59%) GitHub
14 5 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.13%) CloudFront
14 5 (1.13%) DigitalOcean
15 4 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.75%) TCP/IP
2 28 (6.35%) DNS
2 28 (6.35%) Firewall
3 18 (4.08%) HTTP
4 16 (3.63%) SAN
5 14 (3.17%) SMTP
6 13 (2.95%) SNMP
7 7 (1.59%) SSL
8 6 (1.36%) Internet
8 6 (1.36%) IPv4
8 6 (1.36%) IPv6
9 5 (1.13%) Network Security
10 4 (0.91%) DHCP
10 4 (0.91%) VPN
11 3 (0.68%) NAS
12 2 (0.45%) LAN
12 2 (0.45%) WAN
13 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.38%) MySQL
2 29 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 27 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.67%) NoSQL
4 25 (5.67%) RDBMS
4 25 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.22%) Big Data
6 22 (4.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (4.08%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.63%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.45%) Apache Kudu
14 2 (0.45%) Impala
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 145 (32.88%) Jenkins
2 95 (21.54%) Git (software)
3 49 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 43 (9.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 43 (9.75%) Maven
5 31 (7.03%) Vagrant
6 29 (6.58%) CircleCI
6 29 (6.58%) Codeship
7 22 (4.99%) Ant
8 17 (3.85%) Hudson
8 17 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (3.85%) Travis CI
9 16 (3.63%) Gradle
9 16 (3.63%) MSBuild
9 16 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (3.17%) JIRA
11 12 (2.72%) git-flow
11 12 (2.72%) RSpec
12 11 (2.49%) Bitbucket
12 11 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 129 (29.25%) Finance
2 29 (6.58%) Banking
3 19 (4.31%) Games
4 18 (4.08%) Retail
5 16 (3.63%) Law
6 11 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.70%) Web Services
2 45 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
3 22 (4.99%) .NET
4 20 (4.54%) LDAP
5 11 (2.49%) Node.js
6 10 (2.27%) LAMP
7 8 (1.81%) Kafka
7 8 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.59%) React
8 7 (1.59%) React Native
9 6 (1.36%) Java EE
9 6 (1.36%) Middleware
10 3 (0.68%) CSS
10 3 (0.68%) Django
10 3 (0.68%) HTML
10 3 (0.68%) Jinja
10 3 (0.68%) REST
10 3 (0.68%) RESTful
10 3 (0.68%) Sensu
10 3 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.88%) Public Cloud
2 24 (5.44%) Private Cloud
3 20 (4.54%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.54%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (3.85%) Fintech
5 15 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.95%) Replication
7 9 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.81%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.45%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.45%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.45%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 441 (100.00%) Linux
2 122 (27.66%) Unix
3 85 (19.27%) Windows
4 66 (14.97%) CentOS
5 64 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (8.62%) Ubuntu
6 38 (8.62%) Windows Server
7 18 (4.08%) Debian
8 17 (3.85%) DC/OS
9 16 (3.63%) Fedora
9 16 (3.63%) SUSE
10 12 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.36%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (100.00%) DevOps
2 152 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (30.61%) Configuration Management
3 135 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (17.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 63 (14.29%) Open Source
6 60 (13.61%) Deployment Automation
7 46 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (10.20%) Infrastructure as Code
9 40 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 38 (8.62%) Machine Learning
11 29 (6.58%) Load Balancing
11 29 (6.58%) Microservices
12 27 (6.12%) Infrastructure Automation
12 27 (6.12%) Scrum
12 27 (6.12%) Software Engineering
13 26 (5.90%) Artificial Intelligence
14 25 (5.67%) Data Science
14 25 (5.67%) Web Operations
15 21 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (74.38%) Python
2 166 (37.64%) Bash Shell
3 129 (29.25%) Perl
4 113 (25.62%) Java
5 95 (21.54%) Ruby
6 63 (14.29%) SQL
7 35 (7.94%) PowerShell
8 27 (6.12%) C++
9 25 (5.67%) Shell Script
10 22 (4.99%) JavaScript
11 20 (4.54%) C#
11 20 (4.54%) Groovy
12 18 (4.08%) C
13 16 (3.63%) Scala
14 12 (2.72%) PHP
15 11 (2.49%) MATLAB
16 10 (2.27%) Go
17 7 (1.59%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.68%) Java 8
18 3 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (6.80%) AWS Certification
2 26 (5.90%) Degree
3 21 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.63%) RHCE
4 16 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.95%) LPIC
5 13 (2.95%) RHCT
6 10 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.59%) CCNA
7 7 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.36%) CCNP
9 5 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.23%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 253 (57.37%) Docker
2 25 (5.67%) Oracle RAC
3 23 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.49%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.49%) VirtualBox
6 7 (1.59%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.68%) vSphere
9 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.23%) iptables
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) RHEV
10 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 221 (50.11%) Ansible
2 196 (44.44%) Puppet
3 161 (36.51%) Kubernetes
4 159 (36.05%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (18.37%) Terraform
6 35 (7.94%) Packer
7 30 (6.80%) CFEngine
8 27 (6.12%) Prometheus
9 24 (5.44%) Nagios
10 23 (5.22%) Salt
11 16 (3.63%) Cobbler
11 16 (3.63%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (3.40%) Tivoli
13 13 (2.95%) Icinga
14 12 (2.72%) Consul
15 9 (2.04%) Mesos
16 7 (1.59%) Marathon
17 6 (1.36%) Grafana
18 3 (0.68%) Graphite
18 3 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (18.37%) Red Hat
2 67 (15.19%) Oracle
3 63 (14.29%) Google
4 52 (11.79%) VMware
5 51 (11.56%) Atlassian
6 23 (5.22%) Splunk
7 16 (3.63%) Cloudera
7 16 (3.63%) Dynatrace
8 15 (3.40%) EnterpriseDB
9 14 (3.17%) New Relic
9 14 (3.17%) Sun
10 6 (1.36%) Facebook
11 5 (1.13%) Microsoft
12 4 (0.91%) NetApp
12 4 (0.91%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.68%) Cisco
13 3 (0.68%) F5
13 3 (0.68%) OutSystems
14 2 (0.45%) Isilon
14 2 (0.45%) Tableau