Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 786 621 624
Rank change year-on-year -165 +3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 86 542 702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 89 545 665
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £38,275
90th Percentile £86,500 £100,000 £87,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +13.86% +9.78%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Linux/Unix DevOps
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps.

Salary trend for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux/Unix DevOps over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Top 15 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 6 June 2020. 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 -138 80 £62,500 -3.85% 15
UK excluding London +25 54 £60,000 +4.35% 6
London -110 33 £67,500 -10.00% 9
South East +64 17 £60,000 -4.00%
North of England +64 15 £62,500 +4.17% 1
South West +75 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Work from Home +6 10 £60,000 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +85 8 £62,500 +6.38% 1
North West +43 7 £62,500 +4.17%
Midlands +91 6 £60,000 +9.09%
East of England +54 6 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Scotland +66 4 £62,500 +31.58%
West Midlands +71 3 £60,000 +9.09%
East Midlands +58 3 £45,000 -18.18%
Wales +6 2 £52,500 -19.23%

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 86 (100.00%) Linux
1 86 (100.00%) DevOps
2 49 (56.98%) Python
3 40 (46.51%) AWS
3 40 (46.51%) Docker
4 35 (40.70%) Ansible
4 35 (40.70%) Bash Shell
5 32 (37.21%) Kubernetes
6 31 (36.05%) Azure
7 28 (32.56%) Finance
8 26 (30.23%) Terraform
8 26 (30.23%) Puppet
9 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (29.07%) Infrastructure as Code
10 23 (26.74%) Configuration Management
10 23 (26.74%) Open Source
11 21 (24.42%) Jenkins
11 21 (24.42%) Ruby
12 19 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (20.93%) Unix
14 16 (18.60%) Windows
14 16 (18.60%) Deployment Automation
15 15 (17.44%) SQL
16 14 (16.28%) VMware
17 13 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 12 (13.95%) Oracle
19 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
19 11 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (5.81%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (5.81%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.33%) nginx
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 40 (46.51%) AWS
2 31 (36.05%) Azure
3 8 (9.30%) OpenShift
4 7 (8.14%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.14%) GitHub
5 5 (5.81%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.81%) GCP
5 5 (5.81%) Route 53
5 5 (5.81%) SaaS
6 4 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (4.65%) PaaS
6 4 (4.65%) Serverless
7 3 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.49%) Azure Functions
7 3 (3.49%) IaaS
8 2 (2.33%) Slack
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.16%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (1.16%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Firewall
1 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) VLAN
3 2 (2.33%) Broadband
3 2 (2.33%) MPLS
3 2 (2.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
3 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.33%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (1.16%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.16%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.16%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.16%) Redis
6 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.81%) Vagrant
4 4 (4.65%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.49%) GitLab
6 2 (2.33%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.33%) Subversion
7 1 (1.16%) Hudson
7 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.16%) Postman
7 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.16%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (32.56%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Law
3 3 (3.49%) Games
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Electronics
4 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (8.14%) Node.js
2 5 (5.81%) .NET
3 3 (3.49%) Lambda Expressions
3 3 (3.49%) LAMP
3 3 (3.49%) Web Services
4 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.33%) Kafka
4 2 (2.33%) LDAP
4 2 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.33%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (2.33%) React
4 2 (2.33%) Vue.js
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.16%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (1.16%) J2EE
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
5 1 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.33%) PMI
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (20.93%) Unix
3 16 (18.60%) Windows
4 11 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.98%) CentOS
6 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.49%) VMS
8 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.16%) AIX
9 1 (1.16%) DC/OS
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) DevOps
2 25 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.07%) Infrastructure as Code
3 23 (26.74%) Configuration Management
3 23 (26.74%) Open Source
4 19 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (18.60%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (11.63%) Analytics
9 9 (10.47%) Scrum
10 8 (9.30%) DSDM
10 8 (9.30%) RUP
11 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Automation
11 6 (6.98%) Migration
12 4 (4.65%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (4.65%) OOP
13 3 (3.49%) Load Balancing
13 3 (3.49%) Software Engineering
13 3 (3.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (56.98%) Python
2 35 (40.70%) Bash Shell
3 21 (24.42%) Ruby
4 15 (17.44%) SQL
5 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
6 10 (11.63%) Go
6 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
7 7 (8.14%) C#
7 7 (8.14%) C++
7 7 (8.14%) PHP
8 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.65%) C
9 4 (4.65%) Perl
10 3 (3.49%) Java
11 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) AWS Certification
2 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) Degree
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) FINRA
System Software
1 40 (46.51%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.33%) NFS
3 2 (2.33%) Samba
3 2 (2.33%) Squid
3 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (40.70%) Ansible
2 32 (37.21%) Kubernetes
3 26 (30.23%) Puppet
3 26 (30.23%) Terraform
4 19 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (11.63%) Grafana
6 8 (9.30%) Cobbler
6 8 (9.30%) Tivoli
7 6 (6.98%) Nagios
8 5 (5.81%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (5.81%) Salt
9 4 (4.65%) ZABBIX
10 2 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (2.33%) Control-M
10 2 (2.33%) Packer
11 1 (1.16%) Check_MK
11 1 (1.16%) Graphite
11 1 (1.16%) Icinga
11 1 (1.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) VMware
2 12 (13.95%) Oracle
3 10 (11.63%) Red Hat
4 8 (9.30%) EnterpriseDB
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.65%) Splunk
7 3 (3.49%) Google
8 2 (2.33%) Centrify
8 2 (2.33%) SAP
9 1 (1.16%) IBM
9 1 (1.16%) SaltStack