Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux/Unix DevOps was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 622 645
Rank change year-on-year +68 +23 +110
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux/Unix DevOps 800 739 802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 719 678 713
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% - +9.38%

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +65 773 £57,500 -4.17% 44
London +3 404 £62,500 - 23
UK excluding London +103 382 £47,500 -9.52% 22
South East +89 172 £50,000 -13.04% 6
North of England +81 128 £46,000 +8.24% 6
Yorkshire +51 64 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West +23 59 £47,500 +5.56% 2
East of England -6 32 £45,000 -7.22% 2
South West +14 19 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Midlands +12 17 £42,500 -16.26% 5
East Midlands +24 14 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Wales +21 9 £37,750 -1.31% 1
North East +22 5 £43,750 +16.67%
Scotland - 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands +3 3 £55,000 -12.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 800 (100.00%) DevOps
2 795 (99.38%) Linux
3 500 (62.50%) Puppet
4 455 (56.88%) Python
5 443 (55.38%) Amazon AWS
6 441 (55.13%) Ansible
7 364 (45.50%) Opscode Chef
8 309 (38.63%) Jenkins
9 298 (37.25%) Docker
10 286 (35.75%) Bash Shell
11 249 (31.13%) Configuration Management
12 213 (26.63%) Ruby
13 211 (26.38%) Java
14 210 (26.25%) Red Hat
14 210 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
15 195 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
16 185 (23.13%) Perl
17 184 (23.00%) MySQL
18 165 (20.63%) Git (software)
19 164 (20.50%) Apache
20 157 (19.63%) CentOS
21 153 (19.13%) Kubernetes
22 150 (18.75%) Terraform
23 142 (17.75%) Finance
24 141 (17.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 137 (17.13%) Windows
26 135 (16.88%) Unix
27 122 (15.25%) Tomcat
28 121 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
29 105 (13.13%) Ubuntu

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
1 164 (20.50%) Apache
2 122 (15.25%) Tomcat
3 95 (11.88%) OpenStack
4 72 (9.00%) nginx
5 56 (7.00%) Confluence
6 49 (6.13%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (4.63%) IIS
8 17 (2.13%) Apache Spark
8 17 (2.13%) JBoss
9 16 (2.00%) Jetty
10 10 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.25%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.63%) WordPress
13 3 (0.38%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.25%) CMS
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) HipChat
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 443 (55.38%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (7.38%) SaaS
4 41 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (4.13%) PaaS
6 29 (3.63%) GitHub
6 29 (3.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (2.75%) IaaS
8 15 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (1.63%) Serverless
10 10 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (1.25%) Datadog
11 7 (0.88%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.75%) Office 365
13 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.88%) DNS
2 61 (7.63%) Firewall
3 43 (5.38%) Internet
4 38 (4.75%) TCP/IP
5 29 (3.63%) VPN
6 27 (3.38%) LAN
6 27 (3.38%) SAN
7 26 (3.25%) WAN
8 21 (2.63%) LDAP
9 20 (2.50%) VLAN
10 18 (2.25%) iSCSI
11 15 (1.88%) IMAP
11 15 (1.88%) Network Security
12 14 (1.75%) DHCP
12 14 (1.75%) SMTP
13 13 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.63%) SSH
14 11 (1.38%) MRTG
14 11 (1.38%) SNMP
15 10 (1.25%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (23.00%) MySQL
2 78 (9.75%) NoSQL
3 71 (8.88%) MongoDB
4 49 (6.13%) SQL Server
5 33 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 33 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (3.63%) Big Data
7 26 (3.25%) MariaDB
8 19 (2.38%) Redis
9 17 (2.13%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (1.50%) Couchbase
12 10 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.13%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.88%) InfluxDB
15 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 309 (38.63%) Jenkins
2 165 (20.63%) Git (software)
3 95 (11.88%) JIRA
4 55 (6.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 53 (6.63%) TeamCity
6 46 (5.75%) Vagrant
7 37 (4.63%) Hudson
8 36 (4.50%) Maven
9 30 (3.75%) GitLab
10 27 (3.38%) Gradle
11 25 (3.13%) Bitbucket
12 20 (2.50%) Cucumber
12 20 (2.50%) Subversion
13 19 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (1.63%) Selenium
16 12 (1.50%) GoCD
17 9 (1.13%) Mercurial
17 9 (1.13%) Travis CI
18 8 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 142 (17.75%) Finance
2 65 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 56 (7.00%) Banking
4 51 (6.38%) Marketing
5 42 (5.25%) Electronics
5 42 (5.25%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.88%) Games
7 16 (2.00%) Retail
8 11 (1.38%) Online Betting
9 10 (1.25%) Back Office
10 6 (0.75%) Law
11 5 (0.63%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.25%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.75%) LAMP
2 75 (9.38%) Web Services
3 60 (7.50%) Node.js
4 43 (5.38%) .NET
5 38 (4.75%) LEMP Stack
6 32 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
7 28 (3.50%) Kafka
8 27 (3.38%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.00%) HTML
10 11 (1.38%) Sensu
11 10 (1.25%) J2EE
12 8 (1.00%) Gherkin
12 8 (1.00%) HTML5
12 8 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (1.00%) REST
13 7 (0.88%) Middleware
14 6 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (0.75%) OpenVZ
14 6 (0.75%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 5 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.63%) Fintech
4 27 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.75%) Replication
8 10 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.25%) Streaming Video
9 8 (1.00%) Clustering
9 8 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.88%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.88%) Social Media
11 6 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.63%) iPad
13 4 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 795 (99.38%) Linux
2 157 (19.63%) CentOS
3 141 (17.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 137 (17.13%) Windows
5 135 (16.88%) Unix
6 105 (13.13%) Ubuntu
7 55 (6.88%) Debian
8 47 (5.88%) Windows Server
9 30 (3.75%) Solaris
10 20 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (2.13%) CoreOS
12 16 (2.00%) Fedora
13 14 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.13%) AIX
16 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.50%) SUSE
18 3 (0.38%) FreeBSD
19 2 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (100.00%) DevOps
2 249 (31.13%) Configuration Management
3 210 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
4 195 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 71 (8.88%) Open Source
7 65 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 58 (7.25%) Migration
9 55 (6.88%) High Availability
10 50 (6.25%) Scrum
11 47 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
12 44 (5.50%) Analytics
13 43 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (5.38%) E-Commerce
13 43 (5.38%) Test Automation
14 42 (5.25%) Programme Management
15 39 (4.88%) Task Automation
16 34 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
17 33 (4.13%) BDD
18 32 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 455 (56.88%) Python
2 286 (35.75%) Bash Shell
3 213 (26.63%) Ruby
4 211 (26.38%) Java
5 185 (23.13%) Perl
6 100 (12.50%) PHP
7 94 (11.75%) PowerShell
8 93 (11.63%) SQL
9 59 (7.38%) Shell Script
10 30 (3.75%) Go
11 26 (3.25%) C#
11 26 (3.25%) Groovy
12 24 (3.00%) C++
12 24 (3.00%) Korn
13 23 (2.88%) JavaScript
14 16 (2.00%) Bourne shell
15 11 (1.38%) C
16 6 (0.75%) ES6
17 5 (0.63%) PHP 5
17 5 (0.63%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 66 (8.25%) Degree
2 23 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.25%) CCNA
3 10 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.13%) RHCE
5 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
9 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.50%) QA
2 8 (1.00%) GCP
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.63%) SLA
5 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.38%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.25%) DICOM
7 2 (0.25%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 298 (37.25%) Docker
2 73 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.00%) KVM
4 38 (4.75%) LXC
5 35 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (4.00%) Active Directory
6 32 (4.00%) XenServer
7 28 (3.50%) Hyper-V
8 19 (2.38%) Xen
9 11 (1.38%) iptables
10 10 (1.25%) NFS
10 10 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (1.25%) XenApp
11 9 (1.13%) Postfix
12 7 (0.88%) vSphere
13 5 (0.63%) Varnish
14 4 (0.50%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.50%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 500 (62.50%) Puppet
2 441 (55.13%) Ansible
3 364 (45.50%) Opscode Chef
4 153 (19.13%) Kubernetes
5 150 (18.75%) Terraform
6 102 (12.75%) Nagios
7 36 (4.50%) ZABBIX
8 33 (4.13%) Salt
9 32 (4.00%) Icinga
10 26 (3.25%) Packer
11 19 (2.38%) Cobbler
11 19 (2.38%) Grafana
12 17 (2.13%) logstash
13 15 (1.88%) Prometheus
14 13 (1.63%) HAProxy
15 12 (1.50%) rkt
15 12 (1.50%) SELinux
16 10 (1.25%) Mesos
16 10 (1.25%) Tivoli
16 10 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 210 (26.25%) Red Hat
2 104 (13.00%) VMware
3 61 (7.63%) SaltStack
4 42 (5.25%) SAP
5 41 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 33 (4.13%) Google
7 31 (3.88%) AppDynamics
8 30 (3.75%) Atlassian
9 26 (3.25%) Oracle
10 24 (3.00%) Cisco
11 14 (1.75%) F5
11 14 (1.75%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.63%) Citrix
13 10 (1.25%) McAfee
13 10 (1.25%) Splunk
14 9 (1.13%) HP
15 6 (0.75%) New Relic
16 5 (0.63%) ServiceNow
17 4 (0.50%) Perforce
18 3 (0.38%) SolarWinds