Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 606 666
Rank change year-on-year +64 +60 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 827 749 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 753 686 649
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,625 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.48% -3.33% +10.53%

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +47 804 £57,500 -4.17% 62
London +9 431 £62,500 -3.85% 22
UK excluding London +84 389 £50,000 -1.48% 40
South East +59 160 £50,500 -12.17% 12
North of England +69 126 £52,500 +23.53% 15
Yorkshire +50 64 £52,500 +31.25% 4
North West +27 56 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Midlands -3 36 £42,500 -19.05% 5
East of England -15 29 £50,000 -9.09% 4
East Midlands +9 27 £42,500 -5.56% 3
South West +10 22 £57,500 +21.05% 4
Wales +19 9 £38,000 +1.33%
West Midlands +9 9 £45,000 -28.00% 2
North East +7 6 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Scotland -16 5 £36,250 -32.56%
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Linux/Unix DevOps job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

1 827 (100.00%) DevOps
2 813 (98.31%) Linux
3 514 (62.15%) Puppet
4 494 (59.73%) Python
5 485 (58.65%) Amazon AWS
6 457 (55.26%) Ansible
7 395 (47.76%) Opscode Chef
8 329 (39.78%) Jenkins
9 328 (39.66%) Bash Shell
10 313 (37.85%) Docker
11 270 (32.65%) Configuration Management
12 233 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
13 227 (27.45%) Ruby
14 218 (26.36%) Java
15 215 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
16 195 (23.58%) Red Hat
17 188 (22.73%) Perl
18 174 (21.04%) Git (software)
19 172 (20.80%) MySQL
20 171 (20.68%) Kubernetes
21 169 (20.44%) Terraform
22 151 (18.26%) CentOS
23 149 (18.02%) Finance
24 145 (17.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 140 (16.93%) Unix
26 139 (16.81%) Windows
27 129 (15.60%) Apache
28 126 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
29 115 (13.91%) SQL
30 106 (12.82%) VMware

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
1 129 (15.60%) Apache
2 88 (10.64%) Tomcat
3 84 (10.16%) nginx
4 82 (9.92%) OpenStack
5 54 (6.53%) Confluence
6 43 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (4.23%) IIS
8 14 (1.69%) JBoss
9 13 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.45%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.73%) uWSGI
13 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.60%) WordPress
14 4 (0.48%) Jetty
14 4 (0.48%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.36%) CloudStack
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 485 (58.65%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (10.16%) SaaS
4 44 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 39 (4.72%) PaaS
6 34 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 25 (3.02%) IaaS
8 21 (2.54%) GitHub
9 13 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (1.45%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (1.33%) Datadog
12 10 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.21%) Serverless
13 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.85%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.73%) Route 53
16 5 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (8.10%) DNS
2 66 (7.98%) Firewall
3 38 (4.59%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.02%) LDAP
5 24 (2.90%) Internet
6 22 (2.66%) VPN
7 17 (2.06%) Network Security
8 16 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (1.81%) HTTP
10 14 (1.69%) LAN
11 13 (1.57%) DHCP
11 13 (1.57%) SAN
11 13 (1.57%) WAN
12 12 (1.45%) BGP
13 11 (1.33%) SMTP
13 11 (1.33%) SSH
14 10 (1.21%) SNMP
14 10 (1.21%) SSL
14 10 (1.21%) VLAN
15 8 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (20.80%) MySQL
2 84 (10.16%) MongoDB
3 79 (9.55%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.96%) SQL Server
5 35 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (3.39%) Big Data
7 24 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.42%) MariaDB
10 19 (2.30%) Redis
11 18 (2.18%) Couchbase
11 18 (2.18%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.09%) Neo4j
16 6 (0.73%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.73%) InfluxDB
17 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database
18 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 329 (39.78%) Jenkins
2 174 (21.04%) Git (software)
3 91 (11.00%) JIRA
4 64 (7.74%) TeamCity
5 61 (7.38%) Vagrant
6 45 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 42 (5.08%) Maven
8 26 (3.14%) GitLab
8 26 (3.14%) Subversion
9 25 (3.02%) Gradle
10 23 (2.78%) Hudson
11 21 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (2.30%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (1.69%) Travis CI
15 11 (1.33%) GoCD
16 7 (0.85%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.73%) Selenium
General
1 149 (18.02%) Finance
2 73 (8.83%) Banking
3 60 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 36 (4.35%) Marketing
5 28 (3.39%) Games
6 25 (3.02%) Electronics
6 25 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.66%) Retail
8 8 (0.97%) Advertising
8 8 (0.97%) Law
9 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.60%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (11.61%) LAMP
2 81 (9.79%) Web Services
3 66 (7.98%) Node.js
4 56 (6.77%) LEMP Stack
5 43 (5.20%) .NET
6 34 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
7 31 (3.75%) AngularJS
8 23 (2.78%) Kafka
9 11 (1.33%) Memcached
10 10 (1.21%) Django
10 10 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.21%) Sensu
11 9 (1.09%) Spring
12 8 (0.97%) PHP-FPM
12 8 (0.97%) REST
13 7 (0.85%) FreeSWITCH
13 7 (0.85%) React
14 6 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (0.73%) RESTful
14 6 (0.73%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.23%) Fintech
3 30 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.39%) Public Cloud
5 27 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 25 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (2.18%) Replication
9 15 (1.81%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
12 8 (0.97%) Clustering
12 8 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.85%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.85%) Social Media
14 6 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.73%) Wiki
15 4 (0.48%) Mobile App
16 3 (0.36%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 813 (98.31%) Linux
2 151 (18.26%) CentOS
3 145 (17.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 140 (16.93%) Unix
5 139 (16.81%) Windows
6 105 (12.70%) Ubuntu
7 52 (6.29%) Debian
8 37 (4.47%) Windows Server
9 25 (3.02%) Solaris
10 18 (2.18%) CoreOS
11 16 (1.93%) Fedora
12 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.85%) AIX
14 5 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
15 4 (0.48%) SUSE
15 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 827 (100.00%) DevOps
2 270 (32.65%) Configuration Management
3 233 (28.17%) Continuous Integration
4 215 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (10.16%) Open Source
6 69 (8.34%) Continuous Delivery
7 54 (6.53%) Software Engineering
8 49 (5.93%) Analytics
8 49 (5.93%) High Availability
9 47 (5.68%) Task Automation
10 44 (5.32%) Microservices
11 43 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 42 (5.08%) E-Commerce
12 42 (5.08%) Scrum
13 41 (4.96%) Migration
13 41 (4.96%) Test Automation
14 40 (4.84%) Continuous Deployment
15 34 (4.11%) BDD
16 31 (3.75%) ITIL
17 29 (3.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 494 (59.73%) Python
2 328 (39.66%) Bash Shell
3 227 (27.45%) Ruby
4 218 (26.36%) Java
5 188 (22.73%) Perl
6 115 (13.91%) SQL
7 105 (12.70%) PHP
8 89 (10.76%) PowerShell
9 57 (6.89%) Shell Script
10 36 (4.35%) JavaScript
11 30 (3.63%) C#
12 29 (3.51%) Go
13 21 (2.54%) C++
14 20 (2.42%) Groovy
15 16 (1.93%) Bourne shell
15 16 (1.93%) C
15 16 (1.93%) Korn
16 5 (0.60%) PHP 5
16 5 (0.60%) PHP 7
17 4 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 62 (7.50%) Degree
2 19 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (1.21%) RHCE
5 5 (0.60%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.48%) CCNA
6 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.36%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.12%) CEH
9 1 (0.12%) CISM
9 1 (0.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.78%) QA
2 9 (1.09%) GCP
3 7 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.73%) SLA
5 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.24%) DICOM
6 2 (0.24%) HL7
6 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 313 (37.85%) Docker
2 79 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (3.87%) LXC
5 27 (3.26%) KVM
6 20 (2.42%) Active Directory
6 20 (2.42%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.18%) Xen
8 16 (1.93%) iptables
9 12 (1.45%) NFS
9 12 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.33%) XenServer
11 10 (1.21%) Postfix
12 8 (0.97%) Samba
12 8 (0.97%) vSphere
13 7 (0.85%) Kamailio
14 6 (0.73%) BIND 9
14 6 (0.73%) Varnish
14 6 (0.73%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 514 (62.15%) Puppet
2 457 (55.26%) Ansible
3 395 (47.76%) Opscode Chef
4 171 (20.68%) Kubernetes
5 169 (20.44%) Terraform
6 102 (12.33%) Nagios
7 54 (6.53%) Salt
8 38 (4.59%) Packer
9 33 (3.99%) Icinga
10 28 (3.39%) ZABBIX
11 24 (2.90%) Grafana
12 19 (2.30%) Cobbler
13 15 (1.81%) logstash
14 14 (1.69%) Cacti
14 14 (1.69%) Prometheus
15 12 (1.45%) HAProxy
16 11 (1.33%) Munin
17 10 (1.21%) rkt
17 10 (1.21%) Tivoli
18 9 (1.09%) SELinux
Vendors
1 195 (23.58%) Red Hat
2 106 (12.82%) VMware
3 68 (8.22%) SaltStack
4 40 (4.84%) Google
5 33 (3.99%) AppDynamics
6 32 (3.87%) Atlassian
6 32 (3.87%) Microsoft
7 29 (3.51%) Cisco
8 25 (3.02%) Oracle
8 25 (3.02%) SAP
9 15 (1.81%) Splunk
10 12 (1.45%) Rackspace
11 11 (1.33%) Sun
12 8 (0.97%) Citrix
13 7 (0.85%) F5
13 7 (0.85%) New Relic
14 6 (0.73%) Dell
15 5 (0.60%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.48%) BMC
16 4 (0.48%) SolarWinds