Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux DevOps Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 786 713 716
Rank change year-on-year -73 +3 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux DevOps Engineer 279 499 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 252 446 501
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £47,500 £38,125 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £91,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +3.09%

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 130,848 158,073 167,410
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,432 127,374 134,035
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 22 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux DevOps Engineer in the UK

Linux DevOps Engineer
Top 15 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 22 October 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 -104 259 £62,500 +4.17% 39
London -9 159 £70,000 +3.70% 18
UK excluding London -56 113 £57,500 +4.55% 21
North of England -10 35 £60,000 +9.09% 6
East of England +50 29 £55,000 -6.38% 4
North West +27 21 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East +9 21 £52,500 - 5
Yorkshire -15 14 £60,000 +11.63% 2
South West +2 12 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Wales +22 6 £41,250 -41.07%
Midlands +36 4 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £70,000 -
East Midlands +17 3 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Scotland +20 2 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands +34 1 £54,000 +80.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Linux
1 279 (100.00%) DevOps
2 203 (72.76%) Python
3 181 (64.87%) AWS
4 151 (54.12%) Docker
5 143 (51.25%) Ansible
6 132 (47.31%) Puppet
7 124 (44.44%) Kubernetes
8 100 (35.84%) Terraform
9 97 (34.77%) Bash Shell
10 80 (28.67%) Azure
11 79 (28.32%) Opscode Chef
12 69 (24.73%) GCP
13 65 (23.30%) Jenkins
14 57 (20.43%) Ruby
15 53 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
16 51 (18.28%) Unix
16 51 (18.28%) Configuration Management
17 50 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
18 45 (16.13%) TCP/IP
18 45 (16.13%) Finance
19 44 (15.77%) Perl
19 44 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 42 (15.05%) Elastic Stack
21 41 (14.70%) Red Hat
22 40 (14.34%) Git (software)
23 39 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 39 (13.98%) Machine Learning
23 39 (13.98%) Java
24 38 (13.62%) Windows

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 19 (6.81%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.58%) nginx
4 9 (3.23%) JBoss
5 7 (2.51%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.15%) Apache
6 6 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (2.15%) CloudStack
6 6 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.08%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.08%) Confluence
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Summit
2 1 (0.36%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 181 (64.87%) AWS
2 80 (28.67%) Azure
3 69 (24.73%) GCP
4 31 (11.11%) SaaS
5 20 (7.17%) IaaS
5 20 (7.17%) PaaS
6 18 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (6.45%) OpenShift
7 16 (5.73%) Datadog
8 12 (4.30%) GitHub
9 7 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.51%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (2.15%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.15%) DigitalOcean
10 6 (2.15%) Heroku
11 4 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.43%) Serverless
12 3 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.89%) DNS
3 16 (5.73%) Firewall
4 14 (5.02%) DHCP
5 6 (2.15%) VPN
6 5 (1.79%) Network Security
7 4 (1.43%) HTTP
7 4 (1.43%) SMTP
8 3 (1.08%) FTP
8 3 (1.08%) SAN
8 3 (1.08%) SNMP
9 2 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.11%) MySQL
2 28 (10.04%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.66%) Big Data
4 11 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.94%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.15%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.43%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.08%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.36%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 65 (23.30%) Jenkins
2 40 (14.34%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (6.45%) GitLab
5 14 (5.02%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.66%) Travis CI
7 7 (2.51%) Maven
8 6 (2.15%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.15%) CircleCI
8 6 (2.15%) Codeship
8 6 (2.15%) JIRA
8 6 (2.15%) Subversion
9 5 (1.79%) Ant
9 5 (1.79%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.43%) Hudson
11 3 (1.08%) Gradle
11 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (16.13%) Finance
2 14 (5.02%) Retail
2 14 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.15%) Banking
4 5 (1.79%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.08%) Law
6 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.05%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (6.81%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (6.09%) Node.js
4 16 (5.73%) React
4 16 (5.73%) React Native
5 8 (2.87%) Web Services
6 7 (2.51%) Sensu
7 6 (2.15%) Kafka
7 6 (2.15%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (1.43%) LDAP
9 3 (1.08%) RESTful
10 2 (0.72%) .NET
10 2 (0.72%) Jinja
10 2 (0.72%) LAMP
11 1 (0.36%) Java EE
11 1 (0.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.68%) Public Cloud
2 16 (5.73%) Video\Live Streaming
3 13 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.58%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.15%) Renewable Energy
8 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.43%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.08%) Replication
11 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.72%) Derivative
11 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.72%) PKI
11 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.36%) NHS
12 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (18.28%) Unix
3 44 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (13.62%) Windows
5 36 (12.90%) CentOS
6 21 (7.53%) Ubuntu
7 15 (5.38%) Windows Server
8 9 (3.23%) Debian
9 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (100.00%) DevOps
2 53 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (18.28%) Configuration Management
4 50 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (13.98%) Machine Learning
6 38 (13.62%) Artificial Intelligence
7 37 (13.26%) Microservices
8 28 (10.04%) Open Source
9 27 (9.68%) Infrastructure as Code
10 22 (7.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 18 (6.45%) Analytics
11 18 (6.45%) Fintech
11 18 (6.45%) High Availability
12 17 (6.09%) Data Science
12 17 (6.09%) Software Engineering
13 16 (5.73%) B2B
13 16 (5.73%) Continuous Deployment
13 16 (5.73%) Logistics
13 16 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 203 (72.76%) Python
2 97 (34.77%) Bash Shell
3 57 (20.43%) Ruby
4 44 (15.77%) Perl
5 39 (13.98%) Java
6 25 (8.96%) SQL
7 24 (8.60%) PowerShell
8 22 (7.89%) Go
9 19 (6.81%) Shell Script
10 16 (5.73%) TypeScript
11 13 (4.66%) C++
11 13 (4.66%) JavaScript
12 10 (3.58%) PHP
13 4 (1.43%) Groovy
13 4 (1.43%) Scala
14 2 (0.72%) R
15 1 (0.36%) C
15 1 (0.36%) Erlang
15 1 (0.36%) Korn
15 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.15%) AWS Certification
2 6 (2.15%) Degree
2 6 (2.15%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.08%) LPIC
4 3 (1.08%) RHCE
4 3 (1.08%) RHCT
5 2 (0.72%) CCNA
5 2 (0.72%) CCNP
5 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.15%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) NCSC
System Software
1 151 (54.12%) Docker
2 9 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.43%) vSphere
5 3 (1.08%) LXC
5 3 (1.08%) NFS
6 2 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 143 (51.25%) Ansible
2 132 (47.31%) Puppet
3 124 (44.44%) Kubernetes
4 100 (35.84%) Terraform
5 79 (28.32%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (9.32%) Packer
7 18 (6.45%) Grafana
7 18 (6.45%) Graphite
8 17 (6.09%) Nagios
9 16 (5.73%) Prometheus
10 11 (3.94%) Consul
10 11 (3.94%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (3.94%) Salt
11 7 (2.51%) CFEngine
12 6 (2.15%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.79%) Check_MK
14 4 (1.43%) Opsview
14 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (1.08%) Cobbler
15 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (14.70%) Red Hat
2 25 (8.96%) Google
3 21 (7.53%) Oracle
4 15 (5.38%) VMware
5 11 (3.94%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.23%) Sun
7 8 (2.87%) Rackspace
8 7 (2.51%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.08%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.08%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.08%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (0.72%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco
10 2 (0.72%) Facebook
10 2 (0.72%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.72%) Infoblox
10 2 (0.72%) Juniper
10 2 (0.72%) New Relic
10 2 (0.72%) Splunk
11 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds