Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 560 618 682
Rank change year-on-year +58 +64 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 775 654 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 711 562 627
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 +74 757 £57,500 -4.17% 84
London +48 399 £65,000 - 46
UK excluding London +49 372 £50,000 - 39
North of England +67 128 £47,500 +5.56% 7
South East -20 126 £50,500 +1.00% 16
North West +53 72 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Midlands +13 45 £51,250 -18.00% 4
Yorkshire +19 43 £52,500 +31.25%
East Midlands +7 30 £46,250 -7.50% 2
East of England +3 30 £52,500 -2.33% 9
South West +13 29 £50,000 +17.65% 2
West Midlands +7 15 £55,000 -12.00% 2
North East -9 13 £43,750 -16.67% 1
Wales +13 6 £38,000 -0.65% 1
Scotland -27 6 £37,500 -30.23%
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 775 (100.00%) DevOps
2 762 (98.32%) Linux
3 501 (64.65%) Python
4 493 (63.61%) Amazon AWS
5 459 (59.23%) Puppet
6 448 (57.81%) Ansible
7 373 (48.13%) Opscode Chef
8 342 (44.13%) Bash Shell
9 339 (43.74%) Jenkins
10 286 (36.90%) Docker
11 248 (32.00%) Configuration Management
12 241 (31.10%) Ruby
13 232 (29.94%) Continuous Integration
14 227 (29.29%) Java
15 223 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
16 179 (23.10%) MySQL
17 161 (20.77%) Perl
18 159 (20.52%) Microsoft Azure
19 156 (20.13%) Kubernetes
20 147 (18.97%) Git (software)
20 147 (18.97%) Red Hat
21 146 (18.84%) Terraform
22 145 (18.71%) Unix
23 139 (17.94%) Finance
24 126 (16.26%) Windows
25 122 (15.74%) VMware
26 117 (15.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 116 (14.97%) CentOS
28 115 (14.84%) SQL
29 103 (13.29%) Apache

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
1 103 (13.29%) Apache
2 81 (10.45%) nginx
3 69 (8.90%) Tomcat
4 67 (8.65%) OpenStack
5 45 (5.81%) Confluence
6 22 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (2.58%) IIS
8 16 (2.06%) JBoss
9 12 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.42%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.16%) uWSGI
12 7 (0.90%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.65%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.26%) Mule
14 2 (0.26%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) HipChat
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 493 (63.61%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (20.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (11.74%) SaaS
4 52 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 50 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (5.42%) PaaS
7 33 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 29 (3.74%) Amazon S3
9 28 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (2.71%) Amazon ELB
10 21 (2.71%) IaaS
10 21 (2.71%) Route 53
11 16 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (1.16%) Datadog
13 9 (1.16%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.03%) GitHub
15 7 (0.90%) Rackspace Cloud
16 6 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.13%) DNS
2 51 (6.58%) Firewall
3 46 (5.94%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.32%) DHCP
5 17 (2.19%) HTTP
5 17 (2.19%) SSH
5 17 (2.19%) VPN
6 16 (2.06%) SSL
7 15 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (1.68%) Network Security
9 12 (1.55%) BGP
9 12 (1.55%) SMTP
10 11 (1.42%) Internet
10 11 (1.42%) LAN
10 11 (1.42%) WAN
11 10 (1.29%) SNMP
11 10 (1.29%) VoIP
12 9 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (1.16%) OpenVPN
12 9 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (23.10%) MySQL
2 87 (11.23%) MongoDB
3 79 (10.19%) NoSQL
4 39 (5.03%) Big Data
5 36 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
7 25 (3.23%) SQL Server
8 21 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.32%) MariaDB
11 17 (2.19%) Couchbase
11 17 (2.19%) Redis
12 16 (2.06%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.81%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.52%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.52%) InterSystems Cache
16 4 (0.52%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 339 (43.74%) Jenkins
2 147 (18.97%) Git (software)
3 87 (11.23%) JIRA
4 66 (8.52%) TeamCity
5 56 (7.23%) Vagrant
6 51 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 43 (5.55%) Maven
8 31 (4.00%) Subversion
9 28 (3.61%) Gradle
10 25 (3.23%) GitLab
11 18 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.94%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.81%) Travis CI
15 10 (1.29%) Hudson
16 9 (1.16%) GoCD
16 9 (1.16%) Mercurial
17 8 (1.03%) Artifactory
17 8 (1.03%) MSBuild
17 8 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 139 (17.94%) Finance
2 59 (7.61%) Banking
3 41 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.23%) Retail
5 21 (2.71%) Marketing
6 15 (1.94%) Advertising
7 12 (1.55%) Electronics
7 12 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.03%) Games
9 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.26%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (12.39%) Web Services
2 82 (10.58%) LAMP
3 61 (7.87%) Node.js
4 59 (7.61%) LEMP Stack
5 37 (4.77%) .NET
6 33 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
6 33 (4.26%) LDAP
7 31 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 18 (2.32%) Django
8 18 (2.32%) Kafka
9 14 (1.81%) Spring
10 13 (1.68%) Memcached
11 11 (1.42%) PHP-FPM
11 11 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (1.29%) FreeSWITCH
12 10 (1.29%) React
13 9 (1.16%) WSGI
14 7 (0.90%) JSON
15 6 (0.77%) RESTful
15 6 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.16%) Fintech
3 32 (4.13%) Public Cloud
4 29 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
5 25 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.58%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.19%) Replication
9 12 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.16%) Wiki
12 8 (1.03%) Clustering
13 7 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.65%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
15 5 (0.65%) Social Media
16 4 (0.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 762 (98.32%) Linux
2 145 (18.71%) Unix
3 126 (16.26%) Windows
4 117 (15.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (14.97%) CentOS
6 83 (10.71%) Ubuntu
7 47 (6.06%) Debian
8 20 (2.58%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.16%) CoreOS
9 9 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
10 8 (1.03%) Solaris
11 5 (0.65%) Fedora
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.39%) AIX
13 3 (0.39%) HPUX
14 2 (0.26%) SUSE
14 2 (0.26%) VyOS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (100.00%) DevOps
2 248 (32.00%) Configuration Management
3 232 (29.94%) Continuous Integration
4 223 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (10.97%) Open Source
6 81 (10.45%) High Availability
7 70 (9.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 61 (7.87%) Microservices
9 47 (6.06%) Test Automation
10 45 (5.81%) Analytics
11 43 (5.55%) Software Engineering
12 42 (5.42%) Continuous Deployment
12 42 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
13 39 (5.03%) Task Automation
14 36 (4.65%) E-Commerce
14 36 (4.65%) TDD
15 35 (4.52%) BDD
16 29 (3.74%) ITIL
17 27 (3.48%) Scrum
18 25 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 501 (64.65%) Python
2 342 (44.13%) Bash Shell
3 241 (31.10%) Ruby
4 227 (29.29%) Java
5 161 (20.77%) Perl
6 115 (14.84%) SQL
7 93 (12.00%) PHP
8 68 (8.77%) PowerShell
9 56 (7.23%) Shell Script
10 49 (6.32%) JavaScript
11 33 (4.26%) C#
12 29 (3.74%) Go
13 17 (2.19%) C++
14 15 (1.94%) Groovy
15 14 (1.81%) C
16 4 (0.52%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.52%) Korn
16 4 (0.52%) VB
17 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (7.23%) Degree
2 20 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.06%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.16%) RHCE
6 7 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) CEH
8 1 (0.13%) CISM
8 1 (0.13%) CISSP
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.61%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) GCP
3 6 (0.77%) SLA
4 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 286 (36.90%) Docker
2 95 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.48%) KVM
4 23 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (2.71%) Active Directory
5 21 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (2.06%) NFS
7 15 (1.94%) Samba
8 14 (1.81%) iptables
9 13 (1.68%) vSphere
10 11 (1.42%) Hyper-V
10 11 (1.42%) Postfix
11 10 (1.29%) Kamailio
11 10 (1.29%) LXC
12 9 (1.16%) BIND 9
13 8 (1.03%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.77%) Xen
15 4 (0.52%) Varnish
15 4 (0.52%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 459 (59.23%) Puppet
2 448 (57.81%) Ansible
3 373 (48.13%) Opscode Chef
4 156 (20.13%) Kubernetes
5 146 (18.84%) Terraform
6 91 (11.74%) Nagios
7 57 (7.35%) Salt
8 40 (5.16%) Packer
9 21 (2.71%) Grafana
9 21 (2.71%) Icinga
10 19 (2.45%) HAProxy
11 16 (2.06%) Cacti
12 14 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.42%) Prometheus
15 10 (1.29%) Munin
16 8 (1.03%) Cobbler
17 7 (0.90%) Consul
17 7 (0.90%) logstash
17 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 147 (18.97%) Red Hat
2 122 (15.74%) VMware
3 55 (7.10%) SaltStack
4 53 (6.84%) Google
5 35 (4.52%) Oracle
6 31 (4.00%) Splunk
7 30 (3.87%) Microsoft
8 28 (3.61%) AppDynamics
8 28 (3.61%) Cisco
9 22 (2.84%) Atlassian
10 20 (2.58%) New Relic
11 12 (1.55%) SAP
12 11 (1.42%) Rackspace
13 10 (1.29%) Sun
14 9 (1.16%) Dell
15 6 (0.77%) Avaloq
16 5 (0.65%) SolarWinds
17 4 (0.52%) BMC
17 4 (0.52%) Fortinet
18 3 (0.39%) Citrix