Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 609 633
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 711 690 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 646 586 746
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,625 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.78% -8.00% +3.09%

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 167,509 166,662 193,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,969 137,221 162,582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018. 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 +21 697 £57,500 - 82
London +18 375 £65,000 - 47
UK excluding London -13 335 £50,500 +9.78% 39
North of England +78 126 £48,750 +8.33% 13
South East -110 88 £52,500 +5.00% 7
North West +30 72 £50,000 +8.70% 7
South West +17 44 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +35 41 £47,500 +8.57% 6
East of England +7 34 £60,000 +41.18% 7
Midlands +25 30 £55,000 - 5
West Midlands - 16 £61,250 - 2
East Midlands +5 14 £55,000 - 3
North East -6 13 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland -28 7 £45,000 - 1
Wales +20 6 £40,000 +6.67% 3

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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.

1 711 (100.00%) DevOps
2 708 (99.58%) Linux
3 481 (67.65%) Amazon AWS
4 431 (60.62%) Python
5 405 (56.96%) Puppet
6 404 (56.82%) Ansible
7 341 (47.96%) Jenkins
8 309 (43.46%) Opscode Chef
9 297 (41.77%) Docker
10 280 (39.38%) Bash Shell
11 231 (32.49%) Configuration Management
12 227 (31.93%) Continuous Integration
13 224 (31.50%) Ruby
14 201 (28.27%) Microsoft Azure
15 198 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
16 188 (26.44%) Java
17 154 (21.66%) Terraform
18 151 (21.24%) Kubernetes
19 147 (20.68%) MySQL
19 147 (20.68%) Windows
20 143 (20.11%) Red Hat
21 132 (18.57%) VMware
22 131 (18.42%) Git (software)
23 126 (17.72%) Finance
24 125 (17.58%) Deployment Automation
25 123 (17.30%) Perl
26 119 (16.74%) Unix
27 106 (14.91%) Apache
28 105 (14.77%) CentOS
28 105 (14.77%) 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
1 106 (14.91%) Apache
2 66 (9.28%) Tomcat
3 39 (5.49%) OpenStack
4 36 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (4.92%) nginx
6 31 (4.36%) Confluence
7 17 (2.39%) Apache Solr
7 17 (2.39%) JBoss
8 13 (1.83%) CloudStack
8 13 (1.83%) Mule
8 13 (1.83%) Mule ESB
9 12 (1.69%) IIS
10 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.13%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.56%) Drupal
13 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.42%) WordPress
14 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.28%) CMS
14 2 (0.28%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 481 (67.65%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (28.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (11.39%) SaaS
4 59 (8.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (8.02%) Amazon EC2
6 55 (7.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 45 (6.33%) Amazon S3
7 45 (6.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 33 (4.64%) PaaS
9 30 (4.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 26 (3.66%) IaaS
11 23 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
12 21 (2.95%) Route 53
13 19 (2.67%) GitHub
14 17 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.69%) Serverless
16 9 (1.27%) AWS OpsWorks
17 8 (1.13%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.05%) TCP/IP
2 39 (5.49%) DNS
2 39 (5.49%) Firewall
3 28 (3.94%) LAN
4 24 (3.38%) Internet
4 24 (3.38%) Network Security
5 20 (2.81%) VPN
6 18 (2.53%) WAN
7 17 (2.39%) SSL
8 13 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (1.69%) HTTP
10 10 (1.41%) DHCP
11 8 (1.13%) SSH
12 7 (0.98%) OpenVPN
12 7 (0.98%) SAN
13 6 (0.84%) NAS
13 6 (0.84%) VoIP
14 5 (0.70%) BGP
15 4 (0.56%) OPNsense
16 3 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (20.68%) MySQL
2 76 (10.69%) NoSQL
3 62 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 42 (5.91%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (3.09%) Redis
7 21 (2.95%) Big Data
8 18 (2.53%) Neo4j
9 17 (2.39%) SQL Server
10 14 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (1.83%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.69%) Blockchain
13 10 (1.41%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.98%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.42%) Aerospike
15 3 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
15 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 341 (47.96%) Jenkins
2 131 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 105 (14.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 61 (8.58%) JIRA
4 61 (8.58%) TeamCity
5 46 (6.47%) Vagrant
6 41 (5.77%) Subversion
7 31 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (4.08%) GitLab
9 27 (3.80%) Hudson
10 26 (3.66%) Maven
11 24 (3.38%) MSBuild
12 17 (2.39%) Gradle
13 16 (2.25%) Travis CI
14 13 (1.83%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.83%) Mercurial
14 13 (1.83%) NetBeans
15 12 (1.69%) GoCD
16 9 (1.27%) Bitbucket
17 6 (0.84%) Buildbot
General
1 126 (17.72%) Finance
2 53 (7.45%) Retail
3 39 (5.49%) Banking
4 37 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.38%) Marketing
6 17 (2.39%) Advertising
7 14 (1.97%) Games
8 11 (1.55%) Electronics
8 11 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.84%) Law
10 5 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.41%) Web Services
2 51 (7.17%) Node.js
3 48 (6.75%) LAMP
4 32 (4.50%) Elastic Stack
5 29 (4.08%) .NET
6 24 (3.38%) LEMP Stack
7 19 (2.67%) LDAP
8 18 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (2.25%) Django
9 16 (2.25%) React
10 15 (2.11%) SOAP
11 14 (1.97%) Spring
12 13 (1.83%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.83%) Apache Camel
12 13 (1.83%) Hibernate
12 13 (1.83%) RAML
12 13 (1.83%) XSLT
13 12 (1.69%) Kafka
14 10 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
14 10 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.20%) Public Cloud
2 33 (4.64%) Fintech
3 28 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
4 25 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.53%) Robotics
8 15 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.84%) Minimum Viable Product
12 5 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.42%) Clustering
13 3 (0.42%) Replication
13 3 (0.42%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 708 (99.58%) Linux
2 147 (20.68%) Windows
3 119 (16.74%) Unix
4 105 (14.77%) CentOS
4 105 (14.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 85 (11.95%) Ubuntu
6 35 (4.92%) Debian
7 32 (4.50%) Windows Server
8 15 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.97%) Fedora
10 13 (1.83%) Nucleus RTOS
11 10 (1.41%) SUSE
12 8 (1.13%) DC/OS
12 8 (1.13%) Solaris
13 6 (0.84%) AIX
13 6 (0.84%) HPUX
14 5 (0.70%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.70%) VMS
14 5 (0.70%) VyOS
15 4 (0.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (100.00%) DevOps
2 231 (32.49%) Configuration Management
3 227 (31.93%) Continuous Integration
4 198 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (17.58%) Deployment Automation
6 94 (13.22%) Open Source
7 79 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 75 (10.55%) High Availability
9 69 (9.70%) Continuous Deployment
10 66 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
11 54 (7.59%) E-Commerce
12 52 (7.31%) Microservices
12 52 (7.31%) Test Automation
13 45 (6.33%) Software Engineering
14 44 (6.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 41 (5.77%) Mentoring
16 35 (4.92%) Scrum
17 34 (4.78%) Task Automation
18 32 (4.50%) Artificial Intelligence
19 31 (4.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 431 (60.62%) Python
2 280 (39.38%) Bash Shell
3 224 (31.50%) Ruby
4 188 (26.44%) Java
5 123 (17.30%) Perl
6 77 (10.83%) SQL
7 72 (10.13%) PowerShell
8 64 (9.00%) Shell Script
9 63 (8.86%) PHP
10 48 (6.75%) JavaScript
11 36 (5.06%) C#
12 30 (4.22%) Go
13 19 (2.67%) Bourne shell
13 19 (2.67%) Korn
14 10 (1.41%) C++
15 9 (1.27%) C
15 9 (1.27%) Groovy
16 6 (0.84%) VB
17 5 (0.70%) Scala
18 2 (0.28%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 53 (7.45%) Degree
2 52 (7.31%) AWS Certification
3 12 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 9 (1.27%) RHCE
5 3 (0.42%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CISSP
7 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.14%) LPIC
7 1 (0.14%) OCA
7 1 (0.14%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.80%) QA
2 10 (1.41%) GCP
3 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 297 (41.77%) Docker
2 83 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.64%) Active Directory
4 30 (4.22%) KVM
5 24 (3.38%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.25%) vSphere
7 15 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.69%) NFS
10 10 (1.41%) Samba
11 9 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (1.27%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.84%) iptables
12 6 (0.84%) XenServer
13 5 (0.70%) LXC
14 4 (0.56%) pfSense
14 4 (0.56%) Xen
15 3 (0.42%) Postfix
15 3 (0.42%) QEMU
15 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 405 (56.96%) Puppet
2 404 (56.82%) Ansible
3 309 (43.46%) Opscode Chef
4 154 (21.66%) Terraform
5 151 (21.24%) Kubernetes
6 51 (7.17%) Nagios
7 34 (4.78%) Salt
8 31 (4.36%) Packer
9 27 (3.80%) ZABBIX
10 21 (2.95%) Cobbler
11 19 (2.67%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (2.39%) HAProxy
13 15 (2.11%) Prometheus
14 13 (1.83%) Grafana
15 12 (1.69%) logstash
15 12 (1.69%) Munin
16 9 (1.27%) Icinga
16 9 (1.27%) Kibana
16 9 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
17 8 (1.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 143 (20.11%) Red Hat
2 132 (18.57%) VMware
3 57 (8.02%) Google
4 48 (6.75%) Microsoft
5 47 (6.61%) Splunk
6 39 (5.49%) Cisco
7 36 (5.06%) SaltStack
8 32 (4.50%) Oracle
9 28 (3.94%) New Relic
10 15 (2.11%) Blue Prism
11 13 (1.83%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.69%) SAP
13 9 (1.27%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.98%) PagerDuty
15 6 (0.84%) Rackspace
16 5 (0.70%) Sybase
17 3 (0.42%) EnterpriseDB
17 3 (0.42%) Fortinet
17 3 (0.42%) HP
18 2 (0.28%) Zend