Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 654 567 614
Rank change year-on-year -87 +47 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 510 789 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 456 720 601
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £94,375 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.86% +1.00% -

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 145,617 166,862 168,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.20% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,393 135,777 140,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
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/Unix DevOps within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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 -80 498 £60,000 +4.35% 113
London -46 287 £70,000 +7.69% 60
UK excluding London -69 216 £57,500 +13.86% 55
North of England +7 92 £58,750 +11.90% 16
South East -41 50 £62,500 +13.64% 16
Yorkshire +20 46 £57,500 +9.52% 6
North West -1 41 £60,000 +14.29% 9
East of England +41 34 £50,000 +2.56% 4
South West +25 19 £50,000 - 8
Midlands +21 15 £65,000 +36.84% 9
East Midlands +6 12 £65,000 +52.94% 3
North East +7 5 £53,750 +26.47% 1
West Midlands +36 3 £30,000 -45.45% 6
Scotland +2 3 £55,000 +37.50%
Northern Ireland -8 2 £62,500 +56.25% 1
Wales +7 1 £72,500 +90.79% 1

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 510 (100.00%) DevOps
2 509 (99.80%) Linux
3 345 (67.65%) Amazon AWS
4 330 (64.71%) Python
5 265 (51.96%) Ansible
6 251 (49.22%) Docker
7 224 (43.92%) Puppet
8 212 (41.57%) Jenkins
9 210 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
10 200 (39.22%) Bash Shell
11 178 (34.90%) Configuration Management
12 169 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
13 162 (31.76%) Kubernetes
14 157 (30.78%) Continuous Integration
15 146 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 145 (28.43%) Java
17 137 (26.86%) Git (software)
18 134 (26.27%) Finance
19 126 (24.71%) Unix
20 125 (24.51%) Terraform
21 121 (23.73%) Ruby
22 111 (21.76%) Red Hat
23 108 (21.18%) Perl
24 86 (16.86%) Apache
25 85 (16.67%) Windows
26 82 (16.08%) Google Cloud Platform
27 78 (15.29%) Deployment Automation
28 75 (14.71%) Open Source
29 74 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 73 (14.31%) CentOS

Linux/Unix DevOps 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 86 (16.86%) Apache
2 51 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 39 (7.65%) nginx
4 27 (5.29%) Confluence
5 24 (4.71%) OpenStack
6 22 (4.31%) IIS
7 18 (3.53%) JBoss
8 17 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.16%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.76%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.98%) Jetty
12 5 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.78%) Mule
13 4 (0.78%) Mule ESB
14 3 (0.59%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.39%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.39%) WordPress
16 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 11 (2.16%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 345 (67.65%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (16.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 55 (10.78%) SaaS
5 42 (8.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 36 (7.06%) OpenShift
7 31 (6.08%) PaaS
8 25 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (4.90%) IaaS
9 22 (4.31%) Serverless
10 19 (3.73%) GitHub
11 14 (2.75%) Amazon S3
11 14 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.96%) Datadog
13 9 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.57%) Office 365
15 6 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.78%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.06%) Firewall
2 28 (5.49%) DNS
3 20 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.94%) SSL
5 13 (2.55%) Internet
6 10 (1.96%) VLAN
7 9 (1.76%) OpenVPN
7 9 (1.76%) OPNsense
7 9 (1.76%) SAN
8 7 (1.37%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.18%) HTTP
9 6 (1.18%) IPv4
9 6 (1.18%) Network Security
10 5 (0.98%) IPv6
10 5 (0.98%) WAN
11 4 (0.78%) LAN
11 4 (0.78%) SSH
12 2 (0.39%) DHCP
12 2 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.00%) MySQL
1 51 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 48 (9.41%) MongoDB
3 36 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (5.29%) Redis
5 23 (4.51%) Big Data
6 13 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.16%) Blockchain
8 9 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.76%) MariaDB
8 9 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.76%) SQL Server
9 5 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.78%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.39%) HBase
11 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 212 (41.57%) Jenkins
2 137 (26.86%) Git (software)
3 61 (11.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 59 (11.57%) TeamCity
5 50 (9.80%) Subversion
6 49 (9.61%) Maven
7 43 (8.43%) JIRA
8 33 (6.47%) Vagrant
9 26 (5.10%) CircleCI
10 23 (4.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (4.12%) Codeship
11 21 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (3.92%) Hudson
12 20 (3.92%) MSBuild
12 20 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (3.14%) Bitbucket
14 13 (2.55%) GitLab
15 8 (1.57%) git-flow
15 8 (1.57%) Gradle
16 6 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 134 (26.27%) Finance
2 44 (8.63%) Banking
3 24 (4.71%) Retail
4 21 (4.12%) Games
5 19 (3.73%) Advertising
6 13 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.16%) Law
8 7 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.78%) Marketing
11 3 (0.59%) Military
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.12%) Web Services
2 38 (7.45%) LAMP
3 26 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
4 24 (4.71%) .NET
5 18 (3.53%) Node.js
6 17 (3.33%) Kafka
7 15 (2.94%) LDAP
8 14 (2.75%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.55%) J2EE
9 13 (2.55%) Middleware
10 10 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
11 9 (1.76%) HTML
11 9 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (1.76%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.18%) Java EE
12 6 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
12 6 (1.18%) SOAP
13 5 (0.98%) React
14 4 (0.78%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.02%) Fintech
2 31 (6.08%) Linux Command Line
3 25 (4.90%) Public Cloud
4 22 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.14%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.78%) Blog
12 4 (0.78%) Clustering
12 4 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.59%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 509 (99.80%) Linux
2 126 (24.71%) Unix
3 85 (16.67%) Windows
4 74 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (14.31%) CentOS
6 53 (10.39%) Ubuntu
7 33 (6.47%) Windows Server
8 30 (5.88%) Debian
9 23 (4.51%) Fedora
10 14 (2.75%) SUSE
11 10 (1.96%) FreeBSD
12 7 (1.37%) Amazon Linux
12 7 (1.37%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.98%) DC/OS
13 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.78%) Solaris
14 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.39%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (100.00%) DevOps
2 178 (34.90%) Configuration Management
3 169 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (30.78%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (15.29%) Deployment Automation
6 75 (14.71%) Open Source
7 60 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 48 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 46 (9.02%) Scrum
10 43 (8.43%) Load Balancing
11 39 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (7.25%) Software Engineering
13 36 (7.06%) E-Commerce
14 33 (6.47%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 31 (6.08%) Microservices
16 27 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (4.90%) High Availability
18 24 (4.71%) Computer Science
18 24 (4.71%) Mentoring
18 24 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 330 (64.71%) Python
2 200 (39.22%) Bash Shell
3 145 (28.43%) Java
4 121 (23.73%) Ruby
5 108 (21.18%) Perl
6 73 (14.31%) SQL
7 54 (10.59%) PHP
7 54 (10.59%) PowerShell
8 41 (8.04%) Shell Script
9 33 (6.47%) JavaScript
10 30 (5.88%) C#
11 18 (3.53%) C
12 17 (3.33%) C++
12 17 (3.33%) Go
13 9 (1.76%) Groovy
13 9 (1.76%) Korn
14 8 (1.57%) Scala
15 6 (1.18%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (6.08%) Degree
2 23 (4.51%) AWS Certification
3 15 (2.94%) RHCE
4 13 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.18%) RHCSA
5 6 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.78%) CCNA
6 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.59%) CCENT
8 2 (0.39%) CISSP
8 2 (0.39%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.39%) GWAPT
8 2 (0.39%) LPIC
8 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.39%) OSCP
8 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.12%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 251 (49.22%) Docker
2 28 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.73%) NFS
4 16 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (3.14%) vSphere
5 12 (2.35%) KVM
5 12 (2.35%) Samba
6 11 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (1.76%) pfSense
8 8 (1.57%) iptables
9 6 (1.18%) Active Directory
10 4 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.78%) Xen
11 2 (0.39%) QEMU
11 2 (0.39%) vCloud
11 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.39%) XenServer
12 1 (0.20%) Firmware
12 1 (0.20%) RHEV
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 265 (51.96%) Ansible
2 224 (43.92%) Puppet
3 210 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
4 162 (31.76%) Kubernetes
5 125 (24.51%) Terraform
6 42 (8.24%) Salt
7 31 (6.08%) ZABBIX
8 27 (5.29%) Packer
9 26 (5.10%) Cobbler
10 25 (4.90%) HAProxy
11 22 (4.31%) CFEngine
12 17 (3.33%) Prometheus
12 17 (3.33%) Tivoli
13 16 (3.14%) Nagios
14 15 (2.94%) vCenter Server
15 13 (2.55%) vRealize
16 12 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
17 11 (2.16%) Grafana
18 7 (1.37%) Cacti
18 7 (1.37%) Munin
Vendors
1 111 (21.76%) Red Hat
2 68 (13.33%) Oracle
3 63 (12.35%) Google
4 62 (12.16%) Atlassian
5 53 (10.39%) VMware
6 19 (3.73%) Dynatrace
7 17 (3.33%) EnterpriseDB
8 13 (2.55%) Palo Alto
9 12 (2.35%) Splunk
10 10 (1.96%) SaltStack
11 9 (1.76%) F5
11 9 (1.76%) PagerDuty
12 8 (1.57%) New Relic
13 6 (1.18%) Microsoft
13 6 (1.18%) Veritas
14 4 (0.78%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.78%) Teradata
15 3 (0.59%) Cisco
15 3 (0.59%) Rackspace
15 3 (0.59%) Sun