Period
to 24 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 598 645
Rank change year-on-year +49 +47 +105
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 797 832 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 700 773 758
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,850 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.21% +1.90% +5.00%

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 168479 189451 208891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135572 159352 172128
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 August 2017.

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 24 August 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 +15 771 £57,500 -4.17% 65
London -59 403 £65,000 +4.00% 36
UK excluding London +119 377 £47,500 -11.21% 29
South East +127 186 £50,000 -13.04% 9
North of England +71 121 £46,000 +8.24% 10
Yorkshire +48 65 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North West +19 54 £47,500 +2.70% 6
East of England -23 32 £47,500 - 6
South West +25 18 £57,500 -14.81% 4
Midlands +24 9 £55,000 +15.79%
East Midlands +6 8 £55,000 +33.33%
Wales +7 7 £37,500 -6.25%
Scotland +7 4 £38,750 -
North East +19 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +28 1 £23,000 -56.19%

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 797 (100.00%) DevOps
2 795 (99.75%) Linux
3 496 (62.23%) Puppet
4 460 (57.72%) Python
5 442 (55.46%) Ansible
6 407 (51.07%) Amazon AWS
7 353 (44.29%) Opscode Chef
8 315 (39.52%) Bash Shell
9 302 (37.89%) Jenkins
10 275 (34.50%) Docker
11 262 (32.87%) Configuration Management
12 220 (27.60%) Ruby
13 216 (27.10%) Red Hat
14 202 (25.35%) Perl
15 196 (24.59%) MySQL
16 195 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
17 192 (24.09%) Java
18 190 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
19 168 (21.08%) Git (software)
20 157 (19.70%) Apache
20 157 (19.70%) CentOS
20 157 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 155 (19.45%) Unix
22 143 (17.94%) Windows
22 143 (17.94%) Finance
23 136 (17.06%) Terraform
24 130 (16.31%) Kubernetes
25 123 (15.43%) Tomcat
26 111 (13.93%) Nagios
27 109 (13.68%) PHP

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
1 157 (19.70%) Apache
2 123 (15.43%) Tomcat
3 93 (11.67%) OpenStack
4 62 (7.78%) nginx
5 54 (6.78%) Confluence
6 47 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (4.89%) IIS
8 17 (2.13%) JBoss
9 15 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 15 (1.88%) Jetty
10 13 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.25%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.88%) CloudStack
12 7 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.75%) CMS
13 6 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
14 5 (0.63%) WordPress
15 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 407 (51.07%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (13.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
4 50 (6.27%) SaaS
5 44 (5.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (3.51%) GitHub
6 28 (3.51%) PaaS
7 26 (3.26%) Amazon S3
7 26 (3.26%) IaaS
8 24 (3.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 19 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.75%) Office 365
13 6 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.38%) Datadog
15 2 (0.25%) Loggly
15 2 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.78%) Firewall
2 60 (7.53%) DNS
3 44 (5.52%) Internet
4 42 (5.27%) VPN
5 38 (4.77%) TCP/IP
6 35 (4.39%) LDAP
7 32 (4.02%) LAN
7 32 (4.02%) WAN
8 31 (3.89%) SAN
9 26 (3.26%) iSCSI
10 19 (2.38%) MRTG
10 19 (2.38%) VLAN
11 18 (2.26%) SNMP
12 14 (1.76%) IMAP
13 13 (1.63%) SSH
14 12 (1.51%) Network Security
14 12 (1.51%) SMTP
15 11 (1.38%) DHCP
15 11 (1.38%) HTTP
16 10 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (24.59%) MySQL
2 73 (9.16%) NoSQL
3 45 (5.65%) SQL Server
4 40 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 39 (4.89%) MongoDB
5 39 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (4.14%) MariaDB
7 22 (2.76%) Redis
8 19 (2.38%) Big Data
9 14 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.38%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.00%) InfluxDB
13 6 (0.75%) Couchbase
13 6 (0.75%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 302 (37.89%) Jenkins
2 168 (21.08%) Git (software)
3 85 (10.66%) JIRA
4 74 (9.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 60 (7.53%) TeamCity
6 38 (4.77%) Vagrant
7 34 (4.27%) Hudson
8 31 (3.89%) Subversion
9 27 (3.39%) Maven
10 26 (3.26%) Bitbucket
10 26 (3.26%) GitLab
10 26 (3.26%) Gradle
11 23 (2.89%) GoCD
12 21 (2.63%) Cucumber
13 18 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (1.88%) Selenium
15 11 (1.38%) Ant
16 10 (1.25%) Mercurial
17 9 (1.13%) JUnit
18 8 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 143 (17.94%) Finance
2 77 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 66 (8.28%) Marketing
4 53 (6.65%) Electronics
4 53 (6.65%) Manufacturing
5 50 (6.27%) Banking
6 34 (4.27%) Games
7 15 (1.88%) Online Betting
7 15 (1.88%) Retail
8 10 (1.25%) Back Office
9 5 (0.63%) Advertising
9 5 (0.63%) Law
9 5 (0.63%) Music Industry
10 4 (0.50%) Front Office
10 4 (0.50%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.41%) LAMP
2 80 (10.04%) Web Services
3 53 (6.65%) Node.js
4 38 (4.77%) .NET
5 26 (3.26%) LEMP Stack
6 25 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (3.14%) Kafka
7 22 (2.76%) AngularJS
8 17 (2.13%) HTML
9 12 (1.51%) J2EE
10 11 (1.38%) Sensu
11 9 (1.13%) Gherkin
11 9 (1.13%) HTML5
11 9 (1.13%) Middleware
11 9 (1.13%) Spring
12 8 (1.00%) XML
13 7 (0.88%) YAML
14 6 (0.75%) Sphinx
15 5 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.40%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.76%) Computer Science
3 22 (2.76%) Fintech
3 22 (2.76%) Public Cloud
4 19 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (1.38%) Replication
8 10 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.00%) Streaming Video
10 7 (0.88%) Clustering
10 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.75%) iPad
11 6 (0.75%) iSeries
12 4 (0.50%) User Experience
13 3 (0.38%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 795 (99.75%) Linux
2 157 (19.70%) CentOS
2 157 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 155 (19.45%) Unix
4 143 (17.94%) Windows
5 98 (12.30%) Ubuntu
6 50 (6.27%) Windows Server
7 43 (5.40%) Debian
8 31 (3.89%) Solaris
9 23 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.76%) AIX
11 14 (1.76%) CoreOS
12 12 (1.51%) Fedora
13 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.38%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.25%) Android
16 2 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (100.00%) DevOps
2 262 (32.87%) Configuration Management
3 195 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
4 190 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (11.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 78 (9.79%) Open Source
7 77 (9.66%) Software Engineering
8 61 (7.65%) Digital Marketing
9 57 (7.15%) Migration
10 56 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
10 56 (7.03%) High Availability
10 56 (7.03%) Scrum
11 55 (6.90%) E-Commerce
12 53 (6.65%) Programme Management
13 41 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
14 40 (5.02%) Test Automation
15 38 (4.77%) Mentoring
15 38 (4.77%) SDLC
16 36 (4.52%) Task Automation
17 34 (4.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 460 (57.72%) Python
2 315 (39.52%) Bash Shell
3 220 (27.60%) Ruby
4 202 (25.35%) Perl
5 192 (24.09%) Java
6 109 (13.68%) PHP
7 104 (13.05%) SQL
8 96 (12.05%) PowerShell
9 67 (8.41%) Shell Script
10 36 (4.52%) Go
11 27 (3.39%) Korn
12 23 (2.89%) Groovy
13 22 (2.76%) JavaScript
14 19 (2.38%) Bourne shell
15 18 (2.26%) C++
16 14 (1.76%) C#
17 12 (1.51%) C
18 6 (0.75%) ES6
18 6 (0.75%) Scala
19 5 (0.63%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 67 (8.41%) Degree
2 23 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.25%) CCNA
3 10 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (0.88%) RHCE
5 6 (0.75%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.63%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.01%) QA
2 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.38%) GCP
5 2 (0.25%) DICOM
5 2 (0.25%) HL7
5 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.25%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 275 (34.50%) Docker
2 63 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.65%) XenServer
4 37 (4.64%) KVM
5 35 (4.39%) Active Directory
6 32 (4.02%) LXC
7 27 (3.39%) Hyper-V
8 26 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (3.14%) Xen
10 20 (2.51%) NFS
11 10 (1.25%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.25%) XenApp
12 9 (1.13%) vSphere
13 8 (1.00%) Postfix
14 7 (0.88%) iptables
15 6 (0.75%) Samba
15 6 (0.75%) Squid
16 5 (0.63%) etcd
16 5 (0.63%) flannel
Systems Management
1 496 (62.23%) Puppet
2 442 (55.46%) Ansible
3 353 (44.29%) Opscode Chef
4 136 (17.06%) Terraform
5 130 (16.31%) Kubernetes
6 111 (13.93%) Nagios
7 37 (4.64%) Salt
8 36 (4.52%) ZABBIX
9 30 (3.76%) Icinga
10 21 (2.63%) Packer
11 18 (2.26%) logstash
11 18 (2.26%) SELinux
12 17 (2.13%) Cobbler
13 14 (1.76%) rkt
13 14 (1.76%) Tivoli
14 13 (1.63%) Grafana
15 12 (1.51%) Mesos
16 11 (1.38%) HAProxy
16 11 (1.38%) Munin
17 10 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 216 (27.10%) Red Hat
2 108 (13.55%) VMware
3 60 (7.53%) SaltStack
4 53 (6.65%) SAP
5 49 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 37 (4.64%) Oracle
7 29 (3.64%) Atlassian
8 22 (2.76%) Google
9 19 (2.38%) AppDynamics
10 17 (2.13%) Cisco
11 15 (1.88%) F5
12 14 (1.76%) Citrix
12 14 (1.76%) XebiaLabs
13 13 (1.63%) Rackspace
14 12 (1.51%) HP
15 10 (1.25%) McAfee
16 9 (1.13%) New Relic
17 7 (0.88%) Perforce
17 7 (0.88%) Splunk
18 6 (0.75%) EnterpriseDB