Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux DevOps Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 600 892 739
Rank change year-on-year +292 -153 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 152 127 412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.10% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.11% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 147 129 397
Median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.19%
10th Percentile £36,250 £43,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +9.52%

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 60,206 118,984 144,560
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.59% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 48,901 96,291 117,046
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Linux DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer.

Salary trend for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux DevOps Engineer over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Top 13 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 19 January 2021. 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 +287 140 £52,500 -12.50% 30
London +219 78 £67,500 -10.00% 13
UK excluding London +215 66 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Work from Home -51 25 £60,000 +6.67% 15
South East +156 24 £37,500 -37.50% 1
South West +90 15 £50,000 -13.04% 3
North of England +88 11 £53,750 -10.42% 3
North West +83 11 £53,750 -14.00% 2
Midlands +96 7 £47,500 -20.83% 4
West Midlands +80 7 £47,500 -20.83% 4
East of England +101 5 £70,000 +43.59% 6
Scotland +39 3 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Linux
1 152 (100.00%) DevOps
2 90 (59.21%) AWS
3 77 (50.66%) Docker
4 73 (48.03%) Kubernetes
5 68 (44.74%) Python
6 66 (43.42%) Ansible
7 56 (36.84%) Windows
8 55 (36.18%) Puppet
8 55 (36.18%) Terraform
9 44 (28.95%) Azure
10 43 (28.29%) Configuration Management
11 39 (25.66%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (23.03%) Jenkins
12 35 (23.03%) Git (software)
13 34 (22.37%) CentOS
13 34 (22.37%) Bash Shell
13 34 (22.37%) Java
13 34 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (21.71%) Google
15 32 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
16 29 (19.08%) Unix
17 24 (15.79%) Red Hat
17 24 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 23 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 21 (13.82%) GCP
19 21 (13.82%) Finance
19 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
20 20 (13.16%) VMware
21 19 (12.50%) GitLab

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 11 (7.24%) Apache
2 10 (6.58%) Confluence
2 10 (6.58%) nginx
3 6 (3.95%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.29%) IIS
5 4 (2.63%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.97%) JBoss
6 3 (1.97%) Jetty
6 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 90 (59.21%) AWS
2 44 (28.95%) Azure
3 21 (13.82%) GCP
4 15 (9.87%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (9.87%) Amazon S3
5 14 (9.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (5.92%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (5.92%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (5.92%) Serverless
7 8 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (5.26%) SaaS
8 7 (4.61%) GitHub
9 6 (3.95%) IaaS
10 5 (3.29%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (1.97%) AWS Fargate
11 3 (1.97%) Heroku
11 3 (1.97%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.32%) PaaS
12 2 (1.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.50%) HTTP
2 14 (9.21%) DNS
3 12 (7.89%) SSH
4 10 (6.58%) Firewall
5 8 (5.26%) FTP
5 8 (5.26%) SMTP
6 6 (3.95%) DHCP
7 4 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (2.63%) SSL
7 4 (2.63%) VLAN
7 4 (2.63%) VPN
8 3 (1.97%) Multicast
8 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.97%) tcpdump
9 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.32%) SAN
9 2 (1.32%) SNMP
9 2 (1.32%) TACACS
10 1 (0.66%) Internet
10 1 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.50%) MySQL
2 9 (5.92%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (5.92%) Redis
3 8 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.95%) Big Data
5 6 (3.95%) Blockchain
5 6 (3.95%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 35 (23.03%) Git (software)
1 35 (23.03%) Jenkins
2 19 (12.50%) GitLab
3 13 (8.55%) Bitbucket
4 12 (7.89%) JIRA
4 12 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (7.24%) Gerrit
6 10 (6.58%) Subversion
7 5 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (3.29%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.66%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.66%) JUnit
10 1 (0.66%) Maven
10 1 (0.66%) Selenium
10 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (13.82%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Banking
3 6 (3.95%) Law
4 5 (3.29%) Front Office
4 5 (3.29%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.63%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.53%) .NET
2 7 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (4.61%) Web Services
3 6 (3.95%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (3.95%) PHP-FPM
4 5 (3.29%) LDAP
4 5 (3.29%) Node.js
5 4 (2.63%) YAML
6 3 (1.97%) LAMP
6 3 (1.97%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.32%) REST
7 2 (1.32%) Sensu
7 2 (1.32%) Velocity
8 1 (0.66%) Kafka
8 1 (0.66%) RESTful
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.66%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.61%) Replication
4 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.29%) Equities
5 5 (3.29%) PMI
5 5 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.97%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) Social Media
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 152 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (36.84%) Windows
3 34 (22.37%) CentOS
4 29 (19.08%) Unix
5 23 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (11.18%) Ubuntu
7 16 (10.53%) CoreOS
7 16 (10.53%) zOS
8 13 (8.55%) Debian
9 7 (4.61%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.97%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.32%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (100.00%) DevOps
2 43 (28.29%) Configuration Management
3 34 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
5 24 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (11.84%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (10.53%) Disruptive Innovation
9 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (9.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (9.21%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.55%) Fintech
12 11 (7.24%) Computer Science
12 11 (7.24%) Insurtech
12 11 (7.24%) Migration
13 10 (6.58%) Project Management
14 9 (5.92%) Open Source
14 9 (5.92%) Test Automation
15 8 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (44.74%) Python
2 34 (22.37%) Bash Shell
2 34 (22.37%) Java
3 16 (10.53%) SQL
4 15 (9.87%) PHP
5 13 (8.55%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.58%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.95%) Clojure
7 6 (3.95%) Perl
7 6 (3.95%) Ruby
8 2 (1.32%) C#
9 1 (0.66%) C++
9 1 (0.66%) Go
9 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.89%) Degree
4 6 (3.95%) RHCE
5 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CCNA
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) Dodd-Frank
1 5 (3.29%) EMIR
1 5 (3.29%) MiFID
2 4 (2.63%) PMO
3 2 (1.32%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) FINRA
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (50.66%) Docker
2 6 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.97%) KVM
5 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (48.03%) Kubernetes
2 66 (43.42%) Ansible
3 55 (36.18%) Puppet
3 55 (36.18%) Terraform
4 39 (25.66%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (5.26%) Packer
6 7 (4.61%) HAProxy
7 4 (2.63%) Grafana
7 4 (2.63%) Proxmox
8 3 (1.97%) Consul
8 3 (1.97%) Nagios
8 3 (1.97%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.97%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.32%) Munin
9 2 (1.32%) Salt
10 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.66%) Control-M
10 1 (0.66%) Rancher
Vendors
1 33 (21.71%) Google
2 24 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 20 (13.16%) VMware
4 10 (6.58%) Splunk
5 7 (4.61%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.29%) Oracle
7 4 (2.63%) Sophos
8 3 (1.97%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.66%) Databricks
10 1 (0.66%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.66%) Juniper