The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 547 581
Rank change year-on-year +27 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 405 421 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.44% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 350 384 413
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.01% +7.00%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +16 388 £55,000 -8.33% 66
London -48 189 £65,000 +4.00% 36
South East +73 101 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Yorkshire +21 30 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West -13 29 £46,000 -3.15% 3
Berkshire +36 28 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Manchester -1 25 £46,000 -3.15% 3
Brighton +20 23 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East Sussex +15 23 £45,000 -18.18% 2
City of London +8 22 £57,500 -4.16% 7
West Yorkshire +24 21 £38,750 -8.82% 6
East of England -7 20 £40,000 -9.09% 5
Leeds +23 17 £42,500 -34.61% 6
West Sussex - 17 £52,500 -
Surrey +21 15 £62,500 +8.69% 2
Slough - 14 £45,000 - 1
Crawley - 12 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire -6 11 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Cambridge -8 11 £50,000 +5.26% 5
South West +15 10 £38,750 -42.59%
Reading +27 9 £47,500 -13.63% 3
North Yorkshire +10 9 £55,000 +9.45%
Hertfordshire -2 9 £40,000 -20.00%
Watford -10 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Gloucestershire - 8 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 7 £37,500 -
Hampshire +19 5 £40,000 -36.00%
East Midlands +16 5 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Milton Keynes - 5 £50,000 - 1
Worthing - 5 £52,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 688 (100.00%) DevOps
2 686 (99.71%) Linux
3 414 (60.17%) Python
4 411 (59.74%) Puppet
5 358 (52.03%) Ansible
6 320 (46.51%) Amazon AWS
7 277 (40.26%) Opscode Chef
8 276 (40.12%) Bash Shell
9 238 (34.59%) Jenkins
10 212 (30.81%) Docker
11 210 (30.52%) Configuration Management
12 201 (29.22%) MySQL
13 198 (28.78%) Java
14 189 (27.47%) Perl
15 186 (27.03%) Ruby
16 182 (26.45%) Red Hat
17 163 (23.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 159 (23.11%) Unix
19 153 (22.24%) Git (software)
20 150 (21.80%) Continuous Integration
21 145 (21.08%) Apache
21 145 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
22 139 (20.20%) Finance
23 129 (18.75%) CentOS
24 112 (16.28%) Nagios
24 112 (16.28%) Windows
25 110 (15.99%) SQL
26 107 (15.55%) Tomcat
27 106 (15.41%) VMware
28 97 (14.10%) 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
1 145 (21.08%) Apache
2 107 (15.55%) Tomcat
3 79 (11.48%) OpenStack
4 47 (6.83%) nginx
5 41 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (5.38%) Confluence
7 27 (3.92%) IIS
8 23 (3.34%) Apache Spark
9 19 (2.76%) JBoss
10 18 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (2.62%) WebSphere
11 17 (2.47%) Jetty
12 9 (1.31%) CloudStack
13 8 (1.16%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.87%) CMS
14 6 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.73%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
16 2 (0.29%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 47 (6.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 320 (46.51%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (6.54%) SaaS
4 44 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (4.07%) Amazon S3
7 21 (3.05%) GitHub
7 21 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (2.33%) IaaS
8 16 (2.33%) PaaS
9 14 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.58%) Datadog
12 4 (0.58%) Route 53
12 4 (0.58%) Slack
13 3 (0.44%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.30%) Firewall
2 61 (8.87%) VPN
3 59 (8.58%) DNS
4 54 (7.85%) TCP/IP
5 43 (6.25%) LDAP
6 39 (5.67%) LAN
7 36 (5.23%) Internet
8 35 (5.09%) WAN
9 34 (4.94%) SAN
10 30 (4.36%) iSCSI
11 23 (3.34%) MRTG
11 23 (3.34%) SNMP
12 19 (2.76%) VLAN
13 18 (2.62%) HTTP
14 16 (2.33%) SSH
15 12 (1.74%) IMAP
16 11 (1.60%) DHCP
16 11 (1.60%) SMTP
17 9 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (1.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (29.22%) MySQL
2 60 (8.72%) NoSQL
3 39 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (5.38%) MariaDB
5 31 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 31 (4.51%) SQL Server
6 30 (4.36%) MongoDB
6 30 (4.36%) Redis
7 21 (3.05%) Big Data
8 16 (2.33%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.02%) Neo4j
14 6 (0.87%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 238 (34.59%) Jenkins
2 153 (22.24%) Git (software)
3 68 (9.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 67 (9.74%) JIRA
5 49 (7.12%) Subversion
6 47 (6.83%) TeamCity
7 35 (5.09%) Maven
8 28 (4.07%) Hudson
9 24 (3.49%) Vagrant
10 20 (2.91%) Bitbucket
10 20 (2.91%) Gradle
11 19 (2.76%) Ant
12 17 (2.47%) GitLab
12 17 (2.47%) GoCD
13 16 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (2.18%) Cucumber
14 15 (2.18%) Selenium
15 13 (1.89%) Apache Ivy
16 11 (1.60%) JUnit
17 9 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 139 (20.20%) Finance
2 64 (9.30%) Marketing
2 64 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 47 (6.83%) Electronics
3 47 (6.83%) Manufacturing
4 36 (5.23%) Banking
5 21 (3.05%) Games
6 12 (1.74%) Online Betting
7 8 (1.16%) Back Office
8 5 (0.73%) Music Industry
8 5 (0.73%) Retail
9 4 (0.58%) Front Office
9 4 (0.58%) Legal
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.61%) Web Services
2 66 (9.59%) LAMP
3 35 (5.09%) Node.js
4 26 (3.78%) Kafka
5 23 (3.34%) .NET
6 20 (2.91%) Spring
7 18 (2.62%) LEMP Stack
7 18 (2.62%) XML
8 17 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (2.33%) HTML
10 12 (1.74%) Sphinx
11 11 (1.60%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.45%) J2EE
12 10 (1.45%) Middleware
13 9 (1.31%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.31%) YAML
14 8 (1.16%) Memcached
15 7 (1.02%) HTML5
15 7 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
16 6 (0.87%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.63%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.91%) Fintech
5 15 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.18%) iSeries
5 15 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.74%) Replication
8 11 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.87%) iPad
12 5 (0.73%) Clustering
13 4 (0.58%) User Experience
14 3 (0.44%) HACMP
14 3 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.44%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.44%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 686 (99.71%) Linux
2 163 (23.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 159 (23.11%) Unix
4 129 (18.75%) CentOS
5 112 (16.28%) Windows
6 88 (12.79%) Ubuntu
7 40 (5.81%) Debian
8 26 (3.78%) Windows Server
9 23 (3.34%) Solaris
10 14 (2.03%) AIX
10 14 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.02%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.73%) SmartOS
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.29%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (100.00%) DevOps
2 210 (30.52%) Configuration Management
3 150 (21.80%) Continuous Integration
4 145 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (13.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 72 (10.47%) Open Source
7 58 (8.43%) E-Commerce
8 56 (8.14%) Digital Marketing
9 54 (7.85%) High Availability
10 53 (7.70%) Software Engineering
11 52 (7.56%) Migration
12 50 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
13 47 (6.83%) Programme Management
14 44 (6.40%) Scrum
15 41 (5.96%) Mentoring
16 40 (5.81%) SDLC
17 37 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
18 36 (5.23%) Test Automation
19 31 (4.51%) Kanban
20 30 (4.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 414 (60.17%) Python
2 276 (40.12%) Bash Shell
3 198 (28.78%) Java
4 189 (27.47%) Perl
5 186 (27.03%) Ruby
6 110 (15.99%) SQL
7 97 (14.10%) PHP
8 67 (9.74%) PowerShell
9 58 (8.43%) Shell Script
10 27 (3.92%) Go
11 24 (3.49%) C++
12 22 (3.20%) JavaScript
12 22 (3.20%) Korn
13 20 (2.91%) Groovy
14 17 (2.47%) C
15 16 (2.33%) C#
16 14 (2.03%) Bourne shell
17 9 (1.31%) Scala
18 5 (0.73%) R
19 4 (0.58%) ES6
Qualifications
1 55 (7.99%) Degree
2 18 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.74%) RHCE
3 12 (1.74%) RHCSA
4 9 (1.31%) CCNA
4 9 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.34%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 212 (30.81%) Docker
2 56 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (7.41%) XenServer
4 37 (5.38%) KVM
5 32 (4.65%) Active Directory
6 26 (3.78%) NFS
7 21 (3.05%) Xen
8 15 (2.18%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.74%) LXC
10 10 (1.45%) vSphere
11 9 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.16%) Samba
12 8 (1.16%) Squid
12 8 (1.16%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.16%) Varnish
12 8 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.16%) XenApp
13 6 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.87%) Postfix
14 5 (0.73%) iptables
Systems Management
1 411 (59.74%) Puppet
2 358 (52.03%) Ansible
3 277 (40.26%) Opscode Chef
4 112 (16.28%) Nagios
5 77 (11.19%) Terraform
6 73 (10.61%) Kubernetes
7 36 (5.23%) Salt
8 29 (4.22%) ZABBIX
9 24 (3.49%) SELinux
10 22 (3.20%) Icinga
11 16 (2.33%) Mesos
12 14 (2.03%) logstash
12 14 (2.03%) Opsview
13 11 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (1.45%) CFEngine
15 9 (1.31%) Cobbler
15 9 (1.31%) Graphite
15 9 (1.31%) HAProxy
15 9 (1.31%) Tivoli
16 8 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 182 (26.45%) Red Hat
2 106 (15.41%) VMware
3 53 (7.70%) Oracle
4 51 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 47 (6.83%) SAP
6 29 (4.22%) SaltStack
7 21 (3.05%) Atlassian
8 17 (2.47%) Google
9 14 (2.03%) F5
9 14 (2.03%) XebiaLabs
10 13 (1.89%) Citrix
11 12 (1.74%) Splunk
12 11 (1.60%) HP
13 10 (1.45%) Cisco
13 10 (1.45%) New Relic
13 10 (1.45%) Rackspace
14 9 (1.31%) EnterpriseDB
15 8 (1.16%) McAfee
16 7 (1.02%) AppDynamics
16 7 (1.02%) Perforce
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RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £49,000 to £64,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Professional Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000-75,000 + Shares & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65k-68k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £40000.00 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £65k - 68k per year + Pension + Bonus + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 3 days ago