The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UNIX Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 883 865 858
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 11 12 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.011% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.012% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 30
Average salary £49,500 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.31% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £27,500 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £72,700 £48,100
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+28.66% -5.06%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

UNIX Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UNIX Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Salary Trend

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

UNIX Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UNIX Specialist over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

UNIX Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 +4 6 £48,250 +1.57% 1
City of London -1 2 £56,250 -19.64%
London -8 2 £56,250 -21.32% 1
Birmingham +1 1 £49,000 -2.00%
West Midlands -8 1 £49,000 -2.00%
South East -9 1 £47,500 +72.72%
Glasgow -11 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 - -
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
Leeds - 1 £37,500 -
St Albans - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) UNIX
2 25 (92.59%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) ITIL
4 10 (37.04%) AIX
4 10 (37.04%) HPUX
5 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 8 (29.63%) Solaris
6 8 (29.63%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 7 (25.93%) SAN
7 7 (25.93%) Service Management
7 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Puppet
8 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (18.52%) NetApp
9 5 (18.52%) Debian
9 5 (18.52%) OpenBSD
9 5 (18.52%) HP
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) Python
9 5 (18.52%) FreeBSD
9 5 (18.52%) Ubuntu
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (18.52%) KVM
9 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
9 5 (18.52%) Physics
9 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) CICS
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
1 7 (25.93%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) NAS
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 2 (7.41%) SMTP
3 2 (7.41%) SNMP
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Adabas
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Django
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.70%) EntireX
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
2 5 (18.52%) Physics
2 5 (18.52%) Open Source
3 3 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) BBC
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) iDTV
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) UNIX
2 25 (92.59%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) AIX
3 10 (37.04%) HPUX
4 8 (29.63%) Solaris
5 5 (18.52%) Debian
5 5 (18.52%) OpenBSD
5 5 (18.52%) Windows
5 5 (18.52%) FreeBSD
5 5 (18.52%) Ubuntu
5 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Service Management
3 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Data Management
7 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) REXX
4 1 (3.70%) NATURAL
4 1 (3.70%) JCL
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) COBOL
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) C-shell
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) SELCOPY
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) VCAP
4 1 (3.70%) RHCA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) KVM
2 2 (7.41%) GPFS
2 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (7.41%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.70%) OpenView
3 1 (3.70%) Control-M
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) NetApp
3 5 (18.52%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) Veritas
5 2 (7.41%) Sybase
5 2 (7.41%) JBoss
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Sun
6 1 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Dell