Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £63,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 694 645 573
Rank change year-on-year -49 -72 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 402 599 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.38% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 368 543 726
UK median annual salary £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,400 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% -9.52%

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
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/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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -82 378 £65,000 +8.33% 31
London +3 235 £70,000 +3.70% 22
UK excluding London -64 156 £57,500 +4.55% 13
South East +8 41 £60,000 +14.29% 2
East of England +70 40 £55,000 -12.00% 3
North of England -45 40 £60,000 +14.29% 3
North West +6 24 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South West -5 15 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -41 15 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Midlands +27 7 £55,000 -10.20%
Wales +10 5 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Scotland +20 4 £100,000 +81.82% 2
East Midlands +18 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Northern Ireland - 4 £70,000 -
West Midlands +28 3 £54,000 -11.84%
North East +17 1 £55,000 +10.00%

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 402 (100.00%) DevOps
2 393 (97.76%) Linux
3 287 (71.39%) Python
4 267 (66.42%) AWS
5 217 (53.98%) Docker
6 202 (50.25%) Ansible
7 195 (48.51%) Puppet
8 164 (40.80%) Kubernetes
9 142 (35.32%) Bash Shell
10 133 (33.08%) Opscode Chef
11 119 (29.60%) Terraform
12 103 (25.62%) Azure
13 98 (24.38%) Unix
14 96 (23.88%) GCP
15 90 (22.39%) Jenkins
16 81 (20.15%) Java
16 81 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (19.90%) Ruby
18 79 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
19 75 (18.66%) Red Hat
20 74 (18.41%) Perl
20 74 (18.41%) MySQL
21 70 (17.41%) Configuration Management
22 67 (16.67%) TCP/IP
23 66 (16.42%) Finance
24 65 (16.17%) CentOS
25 56 (13.93%) Machine Learning
25 56 (13.93%) SaaS
26 55 (13.68%) Git (software)
27 53 (13.18%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 39 (9.70%) Tomcat
2 25 (6.22%) JBoss
3 22 (5.47%) WebLogic
4 15 (3.73%) Apache Pig
4 15 (3.73%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.74%) Apache
7 10 (2.49%) nginx
8 7 (1.74%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.49%) CloudStack
10 4 (1.00%) Confluence
11 1 (0.25%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Summit
2 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 267 (66.42%) AWS
2 103 (25.62%) Azure
3 96 (23.88%) GCP
4 56 (13.93%) SaaS
5 34 (8.46%) OpenShift
6 29 (7.21%) IaaS
7 21 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (4.98%) PaaS
9 19 (4.73%) Datadog
10 17 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (3.23%) GitHub
12 8 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.99%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (1.49%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.49%) DigitalOcean
13 6 (1.49%) Heroku
14 5 (1.24%) Serverless
15 4 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.46%) DNS
2 30 (7.46%) Firewall
3 14 (3.48%) DHCP
4 12 (2.99%) HTTP
4 12 (2.99%) SMTP
5 11 (2.74%) SAN
5 11 (2.74%) SNMP
6 7 (1.74%) VPN
7 5 (1.24%) Network Security
8 3 (0.75%) FTP
9 2 (0.50%) LAN
9 2 (0.50%) SSL
9 2 (0.50%) WAN
10 1 (0.25%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.41%) MySQL
2 34 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (7.21%) Big Data
4 27 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 27 (6.72%) SQL Server
5 25 (6.22%) RDBMS
5 25 (6.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (6.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.73%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (2.74%) MariaDB
8 9 (2.24%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.24%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.25%) Informix
12 1 (0.25%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 90 (22.39%) Jenkins
2 55 (13.68%) Git (software)
3 30 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (4.48%) GitLab
5 16 (3.98%) Travis CI
6 15 (3.73%) Maven
6 15 (3.73%) TeamCity
7 13 (3.23%) Ant
8 8 (1.99%) JIRA
9 7 (1.74%) Gradle
9 7 (1.74%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.49%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.49%) Codeship
11 5 (1.24%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.24%) Hudson
11 5 (1.24%) Subversion
12 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.50%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.25%) RSpec
General
1 66 (16.42%) Finance
2 22 (5.47%) Retail
3 19 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.23%) Law
5 12 (2.99%) Banking
6 10 (2.49%) Games
6 10 (2.49%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.70%) Elastic Stack
2 27 (6.72%) Node.js
3 18 (4.48%) LDAP
3 18 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (4.48%) React
3 18 (4.48%) React Native
4 11 (2.74%) Web Services
5 8 (1.99%) Sensu
6 6 (1.49%) Kafka
6 6 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.75%) RESTful
7 3 (0.75%) Spring
8 2 (0.50%) .NET
8 2 (0.50%) Akka
8 2 (0.50%) Jinja
8 2 (0.50%) LAMP
9 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.25%) Java EE
9 1 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.95%) Public Cloud
2 27 (6.72%) Private Cloud
3 20 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (4.73%) Video\Live Streaming
5 14 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.74%) Replication
7 9 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.49%) Renewable Energy
9 4 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.00%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.75%) NHS
11 2 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.50%) Derivative
11 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.50%) PKI
11 2 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 393 (97.76%) Linux
2 98 (24.38%) Unix
3 65 (16.17%) CentOS
4 50 (12.44%) Windows
5 49 (12.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (7.96%) Ubuntu
7 19 (4.73%) Windows Server
8 17 (4.23%) Debian
9 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.75%) Solaris
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (100.00%) DevOps
2 81 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
3 79 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (17.41%) Configuration Management
5 56 (13.93%) Machine Learning
6 53 (13.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 46 (11.44%) Infrastructure as Code
7 46 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 44 (10.95%) Artificial Intelligence
9 42 (10.45%) Microservices
10 39 (9.70%) Open Source
11 30 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (6.97%) High Availability
12 28 (6.97%) Software Engineering
13 26 (6.47%) Continuous Deployment
14 25 (6.22%) Web Operations
15 23 (5.72%) Deployment Automation
16 22 (5.47%) Data Science
17 20 (4.98%) Fintech
17 20 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 287 (71.39%) Python
2 142 (35.32%) Bash Shell
3 81 (20.15%) Java
4 80 (19.90%) Ruby
5 74 (18.41%) Perl
6 42 (10.45%) SQL
7 31 (7.71%) PowerShell
8 25 (6.22%) Shell Script
9 22 (5.47%) Go
9 22 (5.47%) JavaScript
10 20 (4.98%) PHP
11 18 (4.48%) TypeScript
12 17 (4.23%) C++
13 15 (3.73%) Scala
14 10 (2.49%) Groovy
15 6 (1.49%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.75%) C
17 2 (0.50%) C#
17 2 (0.50%) Java 8
17 2 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (3.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.99%) Degree
3 11 (2.74%) LPIC
3 11 (2.74%) RHCE
3 11 (2.74%) RHCT
4 10 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.99%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.49%) CCNA
6 6 (1.49%) CCNP
6 6 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.48%) QA
2 11 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) GDPR
3 2 (0.50%) NCSC
System Software
1 217 (53.98%) Docker
2 25 (6.22%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.49%) KVM
4 6 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.00%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.00%) vSphere
7 3 (0.75%) LXC
7 3 (0.75%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 202 (50.25%) Ansible
2 195 (48.51%) Puppet
3 164 (40.80%) Kubernetes
4 133 (33.08%) Opscode Chef
5 119 (29.60%) Terraform
6 28 (6.97%) Packer
7 24 (5.97%) Nagios
8 23 (5.72%) Prometheus
9 17 (4.23%) Grafana
9 17 (4.23%) Graphite
9 17 (4.23%) Salt
10 11 (2.74%) Tivoli
11 10 (2.49%) Consul
11 10 (2.49%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.99%) CFEngine
12 8 (1.99%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.24%) Cobbler
14 4 (1.00%) Check_MK
14 4 (1.00%) Mesos
14 4 (1.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 75 (18.66%) Red Hat
2 41 (10.20%) Google
2 41 (10.20%) Oracle
3 31 (7.71%) VMware
4 17 (4.23%) Sun
5 12 (2.99%) Splunk
6 10 (2.49%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (1.99%) Rackspace
9 7 (1.74%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.49%) Facebook
11 5 (1.24%) EnterpriseDB
12 4 (1.00%) New Relic
13 3 (0.75%) 3PAR
14 2 (0.50%) Infoblox
14 2 (0.50%) NetApp
14 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds
15 1 (0.25%) ION Trading
15 1 (0.25%) Patsystems
15 1 (0.25%) Trayport