Period
to 24 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 624 602 611
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 544 706 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 499 643 536
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +18.81% +9.78% -3.16%

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 139,433 166,210 163,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.39% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 110,726 135,180 135,273
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -29 522 £65,000 +13.04% 90
London +8 294 £70,000 +7.69% 56
UK excluding London -18 237 £60,000 +18.81% 35
North of England +8 89 £60,000 +26.32% 11
South East 0 72 £62,500 +21.36% 8
North West +6 49 £60,000 +26.32% 5
East of England +91 40 £50,000 -16.67% 10
Yorkshire +1 37 £58,750 +23.68% 6
South West +2 17 £50,000 - 3
Midlands +3 9 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +13 6 £44,500 +27.14% 1
West Midlands -1 5 £55,000 -2.22% 2
East Midlands +25 4 £55,000 -
North East +9 3 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland -25 3 £70,000 +75.00%
Wales +10 1 £65,000 +62.50%

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 544 (100.00%) DevOps
2 536 (98.53%) Linux
3 388 (71.32%) Python
4 377 (69.30%) Amazon AWS
5 301 (55.33%) Docker
6 259 (47.61%) Ansible
7 220 (40.44%) Puppet
8 201 (36.95%) Opscode Chef
9 191 (35.11%) Bash Shell
10 178 (32.72%) Kubernetes
11 170 (31.25%) Jenkins
12 160 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
13 159 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
14 155 (28.49%) Unix
15 141 (25.92%) Configuration Management
16 137 (25.18%) Finance
17 131 (24.08%) Perl
18 127 (23.35%) Java
19 125 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
20 117 (21.51%) Google Cloud Platform
21 113 (20.77%) Ruby
22 110 (20.22%) Red Hat
23 109 (20.04%) Terraform
24 108 (19.85%) Git (software)
25 100 (18.38%) CentOS
26 92 (16.91%) Windows
27 88 (16.18%) MySQL
28 85 (15.63%) SaaS
29 82 (15.07%) Google
30 81 (14.89%) 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 66 (12.13%) Tomcat
2 52 (9.56%) Apache
3 33 (6.07%) Apache Spark
4 31 (5.70%) Apache Pig
5 26 (4.78%) JBoss
5 26 (4.78%) WebLogic
6 21 (3.86%) IIS
7 12 (2.21%) Confluence
8 11 (2.02%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.84%) nginx
10 7 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.37%) WordPress
15 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.18%) CloudStack
15 1 (0.18%) CMS
15 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 377 (69.30%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (21.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 85 (15.63%) SaaS
5 47 (8.64%) IaaS
6 37 (6.80%) PaaS
7 34 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (6.25%) OpenShift
8 30 (5.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 27 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (3.49%) Datadog
11 18 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (2.57%) Serverless
13 10 (1.84%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.29%) GitHub
16 5 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.92%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.92%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.46%) TCP/IP
2 33 (6.07%) Firewall
3 31 (5.70%) DNS
4 18 (3.31%) HTTP
4 18 (3.31%) SAN
5 14 (2.57%) SMTP
6 13 (2.39%) SNMP
7 8 (1.47%) Internet
7 8 (1.47%) Network Security
8 7 (1.29%) SSL
9 6 (1.10%) IPv4
9 6 (1.10%) IPv6
10 5 (0.92%) NAS
11 4 (0.74%) DHCP
11 4 (0.74%) LAN
11 4 (0.74%) VPN
11 4 (0.74%) WAN
12 3 (0.55%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.55%) OpenVPN
12 3 (0.55%) OPNsense
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (16.18%) MySQL
2 41 (7.54%) Big Data
3 33 (6.07%) Hadoop
4 32 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 29 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 28 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 27 (4.96%) MongoDB
8 26 (4.78%) RDBMS
9 24 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (3.13%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.74%) Blockchain
15 4 (0.74%) Redis
16 3 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 2 (0.37%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 170 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 108 (19.85%) Git (software)
3 49 (9.01%) TeamCity
4 47 (8.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 46 (8.46%) Maven
6 32 (5.88%) Vagrant
7 29 (5.33%) CircleCI
7 29 (5.33%) Codeship
8 22 (4.04%) Ant
9 19 (3.49%) Travis CI
10 18 (3.31%) Hudson
10 18 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (2.94%) Gradle
11 16 (2.94%) MSBuild
11 16 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (2.76%) JIRA
13 13 (2.39%) GitLab
14 12 (2.21%) git-flow
14 12 (2.21%) RSpec
15 11 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 137 (25.18%) Finance
2 33 (6.07%) Law
3 32 (5.88%) Banking
4 23 (4.23%) Retail
5 19 (3.49%) Games
6 12 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.55%) Advertising
8 3 (0.55%) Front Office
8 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.29%) Web Services
2 46 (8.46%) Elastic Stack
3 29 (5.33%) LDAP
4 27 (4.96%) Node.js
5 22 (4.04%) .NET
6 14 (2.57%) LAMP
7 11 (2.02%) HTML
8 8 (1.47%) Kafka
8 8 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.29%) Middleware
9 7 (1.29%) React
9 7 (1.29%) React Native
10 6 (1.10%) Java EE
11 4 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.74%) Spring
12 3 (0.55%) Django
12 3 (0.55%) Jinja
12 3 (0.55%) REST
12 3 (0.55%) RESTful
12 3 (0.55%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.66%) Public Cloud
2 24 (4.41%) Private Cloud
3 22 (4.04%) Fintech
4 21 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (2.39%) Replication
8 9 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.55%) Clustering
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.37%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.37%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.37%) NHS
12 2 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 536 (98.53%) Linux
2 155 (28.49%) Unix
3 100 (18.38%) CentOS
4 92 (16.91%) Windows
5 71 (13.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (11.03%) Ubuntu
7 38 (6.99%) Windows Server
8 23 (4.23%) Debian
9 17 (3.13%) DC/OS
9 17 (3.13%) SUSE
10 16 (2.94%) Fedora
11 12 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.55%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.55%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.37%) Solaris
16 1 (0.18%) HPUX
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (100.00%) DevOps
2 160 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 159 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (25.92%) Configuration Management
5 81 (14.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 79 (14.52%) Open Source
7 65 (11.95%) Deployment Automation
7 65 (11.95%) Infrastructure as Code
8 53 (9.74%) Machine Learning
9 49 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (6.07%) Software Engineering
12 31 (5.70%) Mentoring
13 30 (5.51%) Load Balancing
13 30 (5.51%) Microservices
13 30 (5.51%) Release Management
13 30 (5.51%) Scrum
14 27 (4.96%) Data Science
14 27 (4.96%) Infrastructure Automation
15 26 (4.78%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 388 (71.32%) Python
2 191 (35.11%) Bash Shell
3 131 (24.08%) Perl
4 127 (23.35%) Java
5 113 (20.77%) Ruby
6 67 (12.32%) SQL
7 37 (6.80%) PowerShell
8 34 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 31 (5.70%) Scala
10 30 (5.51%) PHP
10 30 (5.51%) Shell Script
11 28 (5.15%) C++
12 21 (3.86%) C#
13 20 (3.68%) Groovy
14 19 (3.49%) C
15 11 (2.02%) MATLAB
16 10 (1.84%) Go
17 7 (1.29%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.55%) Java 8
18 3 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (5.88%) Degree
2 30 (5.51%) AWS Certification
2 30 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.94%) RHCE
5 13 (2.39%) LPIC
5 13 (2.39%) RHCT
6 7 (1.29%) CCNA
6 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.10%) CCNP
8 5 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.23%) QA
2 13 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 301 (55.33%) Docker
2 27 (4.96%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (3.68%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.39%) KVM
8 11 (2.02%) VirtualBox
9 9 (1.65%) Active Directory
10 4 (0.74%) iptables
10 4 (0.74%) NFS
10 4 (0.74%) Samba
11 3 (0.55%) pfSense
11 3 (0.55%) vSphere
12 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
13 1 (0.18%) RHEV
13 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 259 (47.61%) Ansible
2 220 (40.44%) Puppet
3 201 (36.95%) Opscode Chef
4 178 (32.72%) Kubernetes
5 109 (20.04%) Terraform
6 35 (6.43%) Packer
7 31 (5.70%) CFEngine
8 30 (5.51%) Prometheus
9 25 (4.60%) Nagios
10 24 (4.41%) Salt
11 16 (2.94%) Cobbler
11 16 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (2.76%) Icinga
12 15 (2.76%) Tivoli
13 12 (2.21%) Consul
14 9 (1.65%) Mesos
15 7 (1.29%) Grafana
15 7 (1.29%) Marathon
16 6 (1.10%) ZABBIX
17 3 (0.55%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 110 (20.22%) Red Hat
2 82 (15.07%) Google
3 73 (13.42%) Oracle
4 58 (10.66%) VMware
5 51 (9.38%) Atlassian
6 32 (5.88%) Splunk
7 17 (3.13%) Dynatrace
8 16 (2.94%) Cloudera
9 15 (2.76%) EnterpriseDB
10 14 (2.57%) New Relic
10 14 (2.57%) Sun
11 7 (1.29%) F5
11 7 (1.29%) Microsoft
12 6 (1.10%) Facebook
13 4 (0.74%) NetApp
13 4 (0.74%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.55%) Cisco
14 3 (0.55%) OutSystems
14 3 (0.55%) PagerDuty
15 2 (0.37%) AppDynamics