The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Operations Linux/Unix
UK
Rank 593 566 637
Rank change year-on-year -27 +71  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 277 408 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 229 369 283
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux/Unix DevOps in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 272 £61,250 +2.08% 59
London -54 144 £67,500 +8.00% 28
South East +109 90 £45,000 -14.28% 13
Berkshire +61 33 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Reading +62 27 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Surrey +35 13 £51,000 -2.85%
City of London +20 13 £65,000 +4.00% 10
Hampshire +32 11 £65,000 +57.57% 2
East Sussex +11 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Brighton +11 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 10 - - 2
Milton Keynes +13 10 - - 1
South West +22 9 £41,250 -41.07% 1
Yorkshire -4 9 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire +11 8 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North West -11 8 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Manchester -19 8 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Leeds +10 7 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Oxfordshire +7 7 £50,000 -44.44% 2
Portsmouth - 7 £65,000 - 1
East of England +28 6 £48,750 +19.63% 3
Nottingham +15 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +13 5 £47,500 +2.70% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 5 - -
East Midlands +9 5 - -
Cambridge +7 5 £47,500 +2.70% 3
Kent +30 4 £50,000 -
Newbury +9 4 £62,500 -
Bath +1 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Somerset -7 4 £40,000 -11.11%

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 612 (100.00%) DevOps
2 605 (98.86%) Linux
3 380 (62.09%) Puppet
4 372 (60.78%) Python
5 307 (50.16%) Amazon AWS
6 278 (45.42%) Opscode Chef
7 271 (44.28%) Ansible
8 252 (41.18%) Bash Shell
9 200 (32.68%) Jenkins
10 196 (32.03%) Configuration Management
11 186 (30.39%) Ruby
12 177 (28.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 170 (27.78%) Java
14 167 (27.29%) Red Hat
15 166 (27.12%) Perl
16 157 (25.65%) Docker
17 148 (24.18%) Continuous Integration
18 142 (23.20%) Git (software)
18 142 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
19 133 (21.73%) Unix
19 133 (21.73%) Windows
20 132 (21.57%) MySQL
21 126 (20.59%) Finance
22 122 (19.93%) CentOS
23 109 (17.81%) Apache
24 107 (17.48%) SQL
25 101 (16.50%) VMware
25 101 (16.50%) Ubuntu
26 90 (14.71%) Open Source
27 88 (14.38%) Nagios

Linux/Unix DevOps Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 109 (17.81%) Apache
2 67 (10.95%) Tomcat
3 55 (8.99%) OpenStack
4 43 (7.03%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (6.37%) IIS
5 39 (6.37%) WebSphere
6 29 (4.74%) nginx
7 27 (4.41%) JBoss
8 21 (3.43%) Apache Spark
9 19 (3.10%) Confluence
10 12 (1.96%) CloudStack
11 10 (1.63%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.82%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.65%) Drupal
14 4 (0.65%) Eucalyptus
14 4 (0.65%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.65%) WildFly
15 3 (0.49%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.49%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 20 (3.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 307 (50.16%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (11.93%) SaaS
3 35 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (2.94%) GitHub
6 17 (2.78%) Amazon S3
7 16 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (1.47%) Heroku
10 7 (1.14%) IaaS
10 7 (1.14%) PaaS
11 5 (0.82%) Akamai
11 5 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.82%) Route 53
12 4 (0.65%) Datadog
12 4 (0.65%) Slack
13 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.99%) Firewall
2 54 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 49 (8.01%) DNS
4 40 (6.54%) VPN
5 30 (4.90%) Internet
6 27 (4.41%) HTTP
7 22 (3.59%) LDAP
8 20 (3.27%) LAN
9 15 (2.45%) SAN
10 12 (1.96%) WAN
11 10 (1.63%) DHCP
12 9 (1.47%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.31%) SNMP
13 8 (1.31%) VLAN
14 7 (1.14%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.14%) MRTG
15 6 (0.98%) Network Security
15 6 (0.98%) SSH
15 6 (0.98%) SSL
16 5 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (21.57%) MySQL
2 46 (7.52%) NoSQL
3 38 (6.21%) MongoDB
4 33 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (5.07%) Redis
6 20 (3.27%) Hadoop
7 19 (3.10%) SQL Server
8 15 (2.45%) Big Data
9 13 (2.12%) MariaDB
10 11 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.63%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.82%) OrientDB
13 4 (0.65%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.33%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.33%) GIS
14 2 (0.33%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 200 (32.68%) Jenkins
2 142 (23.20%) Git (software)
3 54 (8.82%) Subversion
4 47 (7.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 45 (7.35%) TeamCity
6 40 (6.54%) Maven
7 31 (5.07%) Vagrant
8 30 (4.90%) JIRA
9 24 (3.92%) Ant
10 20 (3.27%) Hudson
11 18 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (2.78%) MSBuild
13 16 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (2.29%) GitLab
15 9 (1.47%) Apache Ivy
15 9 (1.47%) Gradle
16 7 (1.14%) JUnit
17 6 (0.98%) Travis CI
18 5 (0.82%) Bitbucket
18 5 (0.82%) FishEye
General
1 126 (20.59%) Finance
2 50 (8.17%) Banking
3 35 (5.72%) Marketing
4 28 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.27%) Electronics
5 20 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.45%) Games
7 12 (1.96%) Front Office
8 10 (1.63%) Publishing
9 8 (1.31%) Retail
10 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 3 (0.49%) Law
11 3 (0.49%) Legal
12 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.56%) Web Services
2 52 (8.50%) LAMP
3 31 (5.07%) Node.js
4 29 (4.74%) XML
5 28 (4.58%) .NET
6 17 (2.78%) Spring
7 15 (2.45%) Memcached
8 13 (2.12%) Kafka
9 12 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
10 11 (1.80%) Sensu
11 10 (1.63%) Middleware
12 9 (1.47%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.31%) Sphinx
14 7 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.14%) CSS
14 7 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (1.14%) REST
14 7 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (1.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.54%) Fintech
2 39 (6.37%) Data Centre
3 37 (6.05%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.92%) iSeries
5 16 (2.61%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.80%) iPad
8 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (1.31%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.98%) Replication
13 5 (0.82%) Online Gambling
14 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (0.49%) Clustering
15 3 (0.49%) HACMP
15 3 (0.49%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.33%) Mobile Games
16 2 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 605 (98.86%) Linux
2 177 (28.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 133 (21.73%) Unix
3 133 (21.73%) Windows
4 122 (19.93%) CentOS
5 101 (16.50%) Ubuntu
6 54 (8.82%) Debian
7 26 (4.25%) Solaris
8 21 (3.43%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.63%) AIX
10 9 (1.47%) CoreOS
11 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.82%) SmartOS
13 3 (0.49%) Fedora
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.16%) VMS
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (100.00%) DevOps
2 196 (32.03%) Configuration Management
3 148 (24.18%) Continuous Integration
4 142 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (14.71%) Open Source
6 69 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 69 (11.27%) E-Commerce
7 45 (7.35%) Migration
7 45 (7.35%) Scrum
8 34 (5.56%) Build Automation
9 32 (5.23%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (5.07%) Load Balancing
11 29 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
11 29 (4.74%) SDLC
12 28 (4.58%) Mentoring
13 27 (4.41%) E-business
14 26 (4.25%) Digital Marketing
15 24 (3.92%) High Availability
16 22 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (3.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 372 (60.78%) Python
2 252 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 186 (30.39%) Ruby
4 170 (27.78%) Java
5 166 (27.12%) Perl
6 107 (17.48%) SQL
7 75 (12.25%) PHP
8 46 (7.52%) PowerShell
9 44 (7.19%) Shell Script
10 33 (5.39%) C++
11 23 (3.76%) Korn
12 22 (3.59%) JavaScript
13 20 (3.27%) Bourne shell
13 20 (3.27%) C#
14 16 (2.61%) C
15 13 (2.12%) Groovy
16 12 (1.96%) Go
17 8 (1.31%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.31%) R
18 7 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (6.21%) Degree
2 18 (2.94%) AWS Certification
3 12 (1.96%) RHCE
3 12 (1.96%) RHCSA
4 9 (1.47%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.49%) CCNA
6 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.43%) QA
2 5 (0.82%) SLA
3 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (25.65%) Docker
2 45 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.41%) XenServer
4 26 (4.25%) Active Directory
5 21 (3.43%) KVM
5 21 (3.43%) Xen
6 16 (2.61%) NFS
7 14 (2.29%) Varnish
8 10 (1.63%) vSphere
9 7 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (1.14%) vCloud
9 7 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.98%) Dovecot
10 6 (0.98%) Samba
10 6 (0.98%) Squid
11 5 (0.82%) LXC
12 4 (0.65%) etcd
12 4 (0.65%) flannel
12 4 (0.65%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.65%) iptables
Systems Management
1 380 (62.09%) Puppet
2 278 (45.42%) Opscode Chef
3 271 (44.28%) Ansible
4 88 (14.38%) Nagios
5 56 (9.15%) Terraform
6 52 (8.50%) Salt
7 37 (6.05%) Kubernetes
8 27 (4.41%) ZABBIX
9 16 (2.61%) Opsview
10 13 (2.12%) HAProxy
10 13 (2.12%) logstash
11 12 (1.96%) Graphite
12 11 (1.80%) CFEngine
12 11 (1.80%) Cobbler
12 11 (1.80%) Mesos
13 10 (1.63%) rkt
13 10 (1.63%) Tivoli
14 9 (1.47%) Cacti
14 9 (1.47%) Icinga
14 9 (1.47%) SELinux
Vendors
1 167 (27.29%) Red Hat
2 101 (16.50%) VMware
3 50 (8.17%) Oracle
4 39 (6.37%) Microsoft
5 21 (3.43%) Atlassian
6 20 (3.27%) SaltStack
6 20 (3.27%) SAP
7 15 (2.45%) Splunk
8 14 (2.29%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.80%) Google
10 10 (1.63%) EnterpriseDB
11 8 (1.31%) New Relic
12 5 (0.82%) Citrix
12 5 (0.82%) F5
12 5 (0.82%) Sun
13 4 (0.65%) BMC
13 4 (0.65%) Cisco
13 4 (0.65%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.65%) Percona
14 3 (0.49%) Rackspace
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + flexi- working,26 hols, pen
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Large Pension + Flexible Bonus's
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + stock options
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago