The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UNIX Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 772 777 678
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -99
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 125 113 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91 81 157
Average salary £52,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.47% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,750 £85,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer within the UK.

UNIX Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

UNIX Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

UNIX Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 121 £52,500 +10.52% 6
London +18 63 £66,250 -5.35% 2
Yorkshire -13 23 £31,000 -33.33%
North Yorkshire +12 20 - -
York +18 19 - -
South East +16 17 £37,500 -20.21% 1
City of London +27 16 £30,000 -54.71% 2
South West +3 13 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +5 8 £52,500 +16.66%
Bristol - 7 £40,000 -
Wiltshire -6 5 £38,000 +11.76% 2
Chippenham -17 5 £38,000 +11.76% 2
Crawley - 5 £37,500 -
Gatwick - 5 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Scotland +7 4 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Reading +5 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Hampshire -22 4 - -
Glasgow - 3 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
East of England -28 2 £36,000 -24.21% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £35,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £35,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands +28 1 £24,000 -41.46%
Cambridge -6 1 - -
Leeds -7 1 £29,000 -
Cambridgeshire -13 1 - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with UNIX Engineer in their job title.

1 280 (100.00%) UNIX
2 230 (82.14%) Linux
3 161 (57.50%) Solaris
4 130 (46.43%) Perl
5 128 (45.71%) Red Hat
6 124 (44.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (29.64%) TCP/IP
8 80 (28.57%) Apache
9 78 (27.86%) SAN
10 75 (26.79%) DNS
11 72 (25.71%) Shell Script
12 69 (24.64%) Python
12 69 (24.64%) Veritas
12 69 (24.64%) Sun
13 62 (22.14%) VMware
14 60 (21.43%) HP
15 59 (21.07%) AIX
16 58 (20.71%) IBM
17 57 (20.36%) Internet
17 57 (20.36%) Bash Shell
18 56 (20.00%) Finance
19 55 (19.64%) Puppet
20 50 (17.86%) Java
21 47 (16.79%) NetBackup
22 46 (16.43%) NFS
22 46 (16.43%) EMC
22 46 (16.43%) NetApp
23 43 (15.36%) ITIL
24 42 (15.00%) Oracle
25 41 (14.64%) Banking

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with UNIX Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 80 (28.57%) Apache
2 31 (11.07%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.36%) Jetty
4 12 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.14%) GlassFish
5 6 (2.14%) JBoss
6 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.79%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.07%) IIS
8 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.71%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) Lync
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.36%) RMDS
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 83 (29.64%) TCP/IP
2 78 (27.86%) SAN
3 75 (26.79%) DNS
4 57 (20.36%) Internet
5 36 (12.86%) LDAP
6 27 (9.64%) FTP
6 27 (9.64%) SSH
7 26 (9.29%) DHCP
8 24 (8.57%) Firewall
9 20 (7.14%) HTTP
10 15 (5.36%) iSCSI
11 13 (4.64%) NAS
12 11 (3.93%) SSL
13 10 (3.57%) VPN
14 9 (3.21%) IPv4
15 6 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (2.14%) Multicast
15 6 (2.14%) Network Security
16 5 (1.79%) Wireshark
16 5 (1.79%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.57%) MySQL
2 11 (3.93%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.71%) WebFOCUS
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (6.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.07%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.07%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.07%) Hudson
General
1 56 (20.00%) Finance
2 41 (14.64%) Banking
3 16 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.86%) French Language
6 4 (1.43%) German Language
6 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Welsh Language
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.93%) J2EE
2 7 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.14%) XML
4 4 (1.43%) HTML
4 4 (1.43%) YAML
5 3 (1.07%) Django
5 3 (1.07%) Middleware
6 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.36%) XSD
6 1 (0.36%) STL
6 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.36%) Hedge funds
2 18 (6.43%) Clustering
3 16 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.36%) LPAR
5 13 (4.64%) DLPAR
5 13 (4.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (4.29%) PKI
7 8 (2.86%) Open Source
8 3 (1.07%) iSeries
8 3 (1.07%) DTV
9 2 (0.71%) Equities
9 2 (0.71%) HACMP
9 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
10 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.36%) Physics
10 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 280 (100.00%) UNIX
2 230 (82.14%) Linux
3 161 (57.50%) Solaris
4 124 (44.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (21.07%) AIX
6 35 (12.50%) HPUX
7 33 (11.79%) Windows
8 22 (7.86%) CentOS
9 10 (3.57%) IRIX
10 7 (2.50%) SUSE
10 7 (2.50%) Debian
11 4 (1.43%) OpenBSD
11 4 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.43%) FreeBSD
11 4 (1.43%) VMS
11 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.36%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.36%) ITIL
2 31 (11.07%) Load Balancing
3 25 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (7.86%) Capacity Planning
4 22 (7.86%) Configuration Management
5 15 (5.36%) Performance Management
6 14 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 13 (4.64%) DevOps
8 12 (4.29%) Service Management
9 11 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.93%) Resource Management
9 11 (3.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (3.93%) Change Control
10 10 (3.57%) Capacity Management
11 9 (3.21%) Project Management
12 8 (2.86%) Change Management
12 8 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.50%) ITSM
13 7 (2.50%) Software Deployment
13 7 (2.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (46.43%) Perl
2 72 (25.71%) Shell Script
3 69 (24.64%) Python
4 57 (20.36%) Bash Shell
5 50 (17.86%) Java
6 31 (11.07%) Ruby
7 25 (8.93%) PHP
8 18 (6.43%) Korn
9 15 (5.36%) Bourne shell
10 9 (3.21%) SQL
11 5 (1.79%) C++
11 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.43%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.43%) C
13 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) AWK
14 1 (0.36%) C-shell
14 1 (0.36%) sed
Qualifications
1 25 (8.93%) RHCE
1 25 (8.93%) Degree
2 9 (3.21%) SCSA
3 7 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.50%) NCDA
4 5 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.79%) RHCA
4 5 (1.79%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.71%) IBM AIX Certification
5 2 (0.71%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.29%) SLA
2 6 (2.14%) QA
3 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (16.43%) NFS
2 33 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 25 (8.93%) vSphere
5 22 (7.86%) Firmware
6 19 (6.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 18 (6.43%) Veritas File System
8 11 (3.93%) VMware ESX
8 11 (3.93%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (3.21%) Active Directory
10 7 (2.50%) Samba
10 7 (2.50%) Squid
10 7 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.79%) Sendmail
12 4 (1.43%) PowerHA
12 4 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (1.43%) Ceph
13 2 (0.71%) GPFS
13 2 (0.71%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 55 (19.64%) Puppet
2 47 (16.79%) NetBackup
3 23 (8.21%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.14%) Legato
5 16 (5.71%) Tivoli
5 16 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (5.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 14 (5.00%) Nagios
8 13 (4.64%) CFEngine
9 9 (3.21%) yum
10 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.07%) OpenView
11 3 (1.07%) Control-M
12 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.71%) Nessus
12 2 (0.71%) Netcool
12 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 128 (45.71%) Red Hat
2 69 (24.64%) Veritas
2 69 (24.64%) Sun
3 62 (22.14%) VMware
4 60 (21.43%) HP
5 58 (20.71%) IBM
6 46 (16.43%) EMC
6 46 (16.43%) NetApp
7 42 (15.00%) Oracle
8 31 (11.07%) Symantec
9 17 (6.07%) Reuters
9 17 (6.07%) Hitachi
10 16 (5.71%) Brocade
11 15 (5.36%) Cisco
12 12 (4.29%) Open Text
12 12 (4.29%) Vignette
13 10 (3.57%) CA
14 8 (2.86%) Microsoft
15 6 (2.14%) Murex
15 6 (2.14%) Sybase
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