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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 786 811 729
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 86 113 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 77 75 117
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,200 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015 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 6 May 2015. 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 -5 80 £43,750 +23.23%
London +30 33 £65,000 +52.94%
South East +29 24 £42,500 +1.19%
South West -2 14 £38,000 -2.56%
Hampshire - 10 £62,500 -
City of London +36 8 £57,500 +91.66%
Bristol - 7 £42,500 -
Wales +2 6 £45,000 +5.88%
South Wales 0 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Caerphilly - 6 £45,000 -
East of England +17 5 £36,000 -40.00%
Hertfordshire -13 5 £36,000 -40.00%
West Sussex - 5 £40,000 -
Crawley - 5 £40,000 -
Gatwick - 5 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -14 3 £35,000 -13.58%
Kent - 3 £69,000 -
Surrey +24 2 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +5 2 £37,750 -21.76%
Devon - 2 £38,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £65,000 -
Somerset - 2 £32,500 -
Hove - 2 £65,000 -
Fareham - 2 £25,000 -
Southampton - 2 £45,000 -
Yeovil - 2 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £31,500 -35.71%
Stockport +6 1 £31,500 -7.35%
Leeds +3 1 £31,500 -35.71%
Manchester +2 1 £31,500 -8.02%

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 188 (100.00%) UNIX
2 146 (77.66%) Linux
3 111 (59.04%) Solaris
4 109 (57.98%) Red Hat
5 82 (43.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 76 (40.43%) Perl
7 57 (30.32%) Finance
8 55 (29.26%) VMware
9 51 (27.13%) Apache
10 50 (26.60%) SAN
11 48 (25.53%) Internet
11 48 (25.53%) Bash Shell
12 46 (24.47%) Oracle
13 44 (23.40%) Java
14 42 (22.34%) Sun
14 42 (22.34%) HP
15 40 (21.28%) Shell Script
16 39 (20.74%) Veritas
17 37 (19.68%) DNS
18 35 (18.62%) Tomcat
18 35 (18.62%) Python
19 33 (17.55%) Windows
19 33 (17.55%) Puppet
20 30 (15.96%) TCP/IP
20 30 (15.96%) NetApp
21 27 (14.36%) Degree
22 26 (13.83%) NFS
22 26 (13.83%) ITIL
23 25 (13.30%) AIX
23 25 (13.30%) Load Balancing

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 51 (27.13%) Apache
2 35 (18.62%) Tomcat
3 18 (9.57%) GlassFish
4 8 (4.26%) Apache Solr
5 7 (3.72%) Jetty
5 7 (3.72%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.19%) JBoss
7 5 (2.66%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.60%) nginx
9 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.53%) Drupal
10 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Office
2 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.53%) RMDS
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.60%) SAN
2 48 (25.53%) Internet
3 37 (19.68%) DNS
4 30 (15.96%) TCP/IP
5 22 (11.70%) HTTP
6 20 (10.64%) DHCP
7 18 (9.57%) LDAP
8 15 (7.98%) Firewall
9 14 (7.45%) SSH
9 14 (7.45%) FTP
10 11 (5.85%) NAS
11 8 (4.26%) BIG-IP
11 8 (4.26%) SSL
11 8 (4.26%) IPv4
12 5 (2.66%) Network Security
13 3 (1.60%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.60%) Multicast
13 3 (1.60%) VPN
13 3 (1.60%) LAN
13 3 (1.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.77%) MySQL
2 9 (4.79%) DB2
3 6 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.53%) SQLite
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Subversion
1 5 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 57 (30.32%) Finance
2 11 (5.85%) Banking
3 8 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.72%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.19%) Back Office
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Advertising
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.51%) J2EE
2 7 (3.72%) HTML
3 6 (3.19%) CSS
3 6 (3.19%) Ajax
4 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.06%) Middleware
5 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.53%) Django
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) MAPI
5 1 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.38%) Clustering
2 12 (6.38%) PKI
3 11 (5.85%) CLARiiON
4 6 (3.19%) DataPower
4 6 (3.19%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.66%) Symmetrix
5 5 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.13%) EMC Centera
6 4 (2.13%) HACMP
6 4 (2.13%) Celerra
7 3 (1.60%) Open Source
7 3 (1.60%) Equities
8 2 (1.06%) DTV
8 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.06%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 188 (100.00%) UNIX
2 146 (77.66%) Linux
3 111 (59.04%) Solaris
4 82 (43.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (17.55%) Windows
6 25 (13.30%) AIX
7 8 (4.26%) HPUX
7 8 (4.26%) CentOS
8 7 (3.72%) SUSE
9 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.60%) VMS
11 2 (1.06%) IRIX
11 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) Debian
12 1 (0.53%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.83%) ITIL
2 25 (13.30%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (9.04%) DevOps
5 15 (7.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (7.45%) Resource Management
7 13 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.38%) Capacity Management
9 11 (5.85%) Release Management
10 9 (4.79%) Change Control
11 8 (4.26%) Kernel Tuning
11 8 (4.26%) Project Management
12 7 (3.72%) Mobile Commerce
13 6 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.19%) Migration
13 6 (3.19%) Service Management
13 6 (3.19%) Time Management
13 6 (3.19%) Software Deployment
13 6 (3.19%) Software Delivery
14 5 (2.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (40.43%) Perl
2 48 (25.53%) Bash Shell
3 44 (23.40%) Java
4 40 (21.28%) Shell Script
5 35 (18.62%) Python
6 17 (9.04%) Bourne shell
7 16 (8.51%) Korn
8 10 (5.32%) PHP
9 9 (4.79%) SQL
10 8 (4.26%) Ruby
11 7 (3.72%) Objective-C
11 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
12 6 (3.19%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.53%) C-shell
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (14.36%) Degree
2 23 (12.23%) RHCE
3 9 (4.79%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.72%) Sun Certification
6 6 (3.19%) NCDA
6 6 (3.19%) SCSA
7 4 (2.13%) SAP Certification
8 3 (1.60%) RHCA
8 3 (1.60%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.06%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.23%) QA
2 11 (5.85%) SLA
3 8 (4.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (13.83%) NFS
2 23 (12.23%) vSphere
3 20 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (8.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (6.91%) Squid
6 12 (6.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (5.32%) Firmware
9 9 (4.79%) Veritas File System
10 8 (4.26%) Xen
10 8 (4.26%) KVM
11 5 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (2.13%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.06%) PowerHA
13 2 (1.06%) XenApp
13 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
13 2 (1.06%) GPFS
14 1 (0.53%) Ceph
14 1 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (17.55%) Puppet
2 25 (13.30%) NetBackup
3 21 (11.17%) Nagios
4 10 (5.32%) yum
5 9 (4.79%) Legato
6 8 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.66%) Opsview
8 4 (2.13%) Ansible
9 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (1.06%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.06%) OpenView
10 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.06%) Control-M
11 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (57.98%) Red Hat
2 55 (29.26%) VMware
3 46 (24.47%) Oracle
4 42 (22.34%) Sun
4 42 (22.34%) HP
5 39 (20.74%) Veritas
6 30 (15.96%) NetApp
7 13 (6.91%) Microsoft
7 13 (6.91%) CA
7 13 (6.91%) Cisco
7 13 (6.91%) Brocade
8 12 (6.38%) Symantec
8 12 (6.38%) IBM
8 12 (6.38%) EMC
9 11 (5.85%) Vignette
9 11 (5.85%) OpenText
10 8 (4.26%) hybris
10 8 (4.26%) Hitachi
11 6 (3.19%) Dell
12 4 (2.13%) SAP