Period
to 28 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 602 855 652
Rank change year-on-year +253 -203 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 172 175 503
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 173 182 476
Median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +13.86%

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 62,313 120,054 144,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,527 97,214 117,278
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 28 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux/Unix DevOps in the UK

Linux/Unix DevOps
Top 14 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 28 January 2021. 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 +238 156 £52,500 -12.50% 30
UK excluding London +195 83 £50,000 -9.09% 16
London +196 81 £67,500 -3.57% 15
South East +141 26 £38,750 -35.42% 1
Work from Home -65 25 £67,500 +20.00% 12
South West +67 18 £50,000 -16.67% 3
North of England +87 14 £53,750 -10.42% 3
North West +83 13 £53,750 -14.00%
Midlands +83 9 £47,500 -20.83% 2
West Midlands +67 9 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East of England +94 8 £70,000 +43.59% 6
Scotland +45 7 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +40 1 £70,000 +60.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 172 (100.00%) DevOps
2 169 (98.26%) Linux
3 98 (56.98%) AWS
4 83 (48.26%) Docker
5 77 (44.77%) Ansible
6 76 (44.19%) Python
6 76 (44.19%) Kubernetes
7 62 (36.05%) Terraform
8 57 (33.14%) Windows
9 56 (32.56%) Puppet
10 47 (27.33%) Configuration Management
11 43 (25.00%) Bash Shell
12 42 (24.42%) Azure
13 39 (22.67%) Opscode Chef
14 37 (21.51%) Unix
15 36 (20.93%) Jenkins
15 36 (20.93%) CentOS
16 34 (19.77%) Java
16 34 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (19.19%) Google
17 33 (19.19%) Infrastructure as Code
18 32 (18.60%) Git (software)
19 28 (16.28%) MySQL
20 27 (15.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 25 (14.53%) Red Hat
22 23 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
23 22 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 22 (12.79%) Finance
23 22 (12.79%) VMware
23 22 (12.79%) GCP

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 12 (6.98%) Apache
2 10 (5.81%) Confluence
2 10 (5.81%) nginx
3 6 (3.49%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.49%) IIS
4 3 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.74%) JBoss
4 3 (1.74%) Jetty
4 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 98 (56.98%) AWS
2 42 (24.42%) Azure
3 22 (12.79%) GCP
4 15 (8.72%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (8.72%) Amazon S3
5 14 (8.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (5.23%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (5.23%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (5.23%) SaaS
6 9 (5.23%) Serverless
7 8 (4.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (4.65%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (4.07%) IaaS
9 6 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (3.49%) GitHub
10 3 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.74%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (1.74%) Heroku
10 3 (1.74%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.47%) HTTP
2 15 (8.72%) DNS
3 12 (6.98%) SSH
3 12 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.81%) Firewall
5 8 (4.65%) FTP
5 8 (4.65%) SMTP
6 5 (2.91%) DHCP
6 5 (2.91%) VPN
7 4 (2.33%) Multicast
7 4 (2.33%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.74%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (1.74%) SSL
8 3 (1.74%) VLAN
9 2 (1.16%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.16%) Internet
9 2 (1.16%) SNMP
9 2 (1.16%) TACACS
10 1 (0.58%) LAN
10 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) MySQL
2 9 (5.23%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (5.23%) Redis
3 8 (4.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.49%) Big Data
5 6 (3.49%) Blockchain
5 6 (3.49%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.16%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 32 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.21%) GitLab
4 13 (7.56%) Bitbucket
4 13 (7.56%) JIRA
5 10 (5.81%) Gerrit
5 10 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (5.23%) Subversion
7 5 (2.91%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.58%) Travis CI
General
1 22 (12.79%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Banking
2 11 (6.40%) Law
3 5 (2.91%) Front Office
3 5 (2.91%) Games
3 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.16%) Legal
4 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.16%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.72%) .NET
2 8 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (4.65%) Web Services
3 6 (3.49%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (3.49%) PHP-FPM
4 5 (2.91%) Node.js
5 4 (2.33%) LAMP
5 4 (2.33%) LDAP
6 3 (1.74%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.74%) YAML
7 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.16%) REST
7 2 (1.16%) Sensu
7 2 (1.16%) Velocity
8 1 (0.58%) Django
8 1 (0.58%) Flask
8 1 (0.58%) RESTful
8 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.58%) SQLAlchemy
8 1 (0.58%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.23%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.07%) Replication
4 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.91%) Equities
5 5 (2.91%) PMI
6 3 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) Social Media
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (98.26%) Linux
2 57 (33.14%) Windows
3 37 (21.51%) Unix
4 36 (20.93%) CentOS
5 27 (15.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (11.63%) Ubuntu
7 15 (8.72%) CoreOS
7 15 (8.72%) zOS
8 12 (6.98%) Debian
9 7 (4.07%) Windows Server
10 6 (3.49%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.16%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (100.00%) DevOps
2 47 (27.33%) Configuration Management
3 34 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (19.19%) Infrastructure as Code
5 23 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (11.63%) Artificial Intelligence
7 20 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.30%) Fintech
8 16 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (8.72%) Disruptive Innovation
9 15 (8.72%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.14%) Computer Science
10 14 (8.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (6.40%) Migration
12 10 (5.81%) Insurtech
12 10 (5.81%) Machine Learning
12 10 (5.81%) Open Source
12 10 (5.81%) Project Management
13 9 (5.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 76 (44.19%) Python
2 43 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 34 (19.77%) Java
4 19 (11.05%) SQL
5 14 (8.14%) PHP
6 13 (7.56%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.98%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.23%) Perl
9 6 (3.49%) Clojure
9 6 (3.49%) Ruby
10 2 (1.16%) C++
10 2 (1.16%) Scala
11 1 (0.58%) C#
11 1 (0.58%) Go
11 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) SC Cleared
1 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.72%) Degree
3 6 (3.49%) RHCE
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.91%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.58%) CCNA
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) Dodd-Frank
1 5 (2.91%) EMIR
1 5 (2.91%) MiFID
2 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) PMO
3 2 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) FINRA
System Software
1 83 (48.26%) Docker
2 8 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.74%) KVM
6 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (44.77%) Ansible
2 76 (44.19%) Kubernetes
3 62 (36.05%) Terraform
4 56 (32.56%) Puppet
5 39 (22.67%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (6.40%) Packer
7 7 (4.07%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.33%) Grafana
8 4 (2.33%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.33%) Proxmox
9 3 (1.74%) Consul
9 3 (1.74%) Salt
9 3 (1.74%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.16%) Control-M
10 2 (1.16%) Munin
10 2 (1.16%) Nagios
10 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.58%) Rancher
Vendors
1 33 (19.19%) Google
2 25 (14.53%) Red Hat
3 22 (12.79%) VMware
4 10 (5.81%) Splunk
5 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle
7 3 (1.74%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.74%) Sophos
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.58%) Juniper