The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 41 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6054 6828 7447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.53% 5.84% 6.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.01% 21.79% 25.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4800 5402 5985
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28810 31338 29723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.31% 26.79% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24177 26170 25172
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UNIX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX
Salary Trend

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

UNIX Salary Trend in the UK

UNIX
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UNIX over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

UNIX Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 5599 £50,000 +3.09% 675
London -4 2820 £60,000 +4.34% 316
South East +13 1200 £45,000 +5.88% 130
City of London -2 731 £57,500 +4.54% 116
Surrey +25 341 £50,000 +17.64% 45
East of England -18 317 £45,000 - 39
South West +1 311 £41,000 +2.50% 36
Yorkshire -29 284 £40,000 +6.66% 53
Scotland +2 263 £44,750 +5.29% 22
West Midlands +12 254 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Hampshire +2 242 £44,000 -2.22% 19
Berkshire -18 230 £45,000 - 27
North West -20 219 £42,500 +6.25% 41
West Yorkshire -27 203 £42,500 +6.25% 45
East Midlands +24 179 £40,000 +9.96% 27
Leeds -18 154 £43,596 +8.98% 32
Hertfordshire -5 144 £43,500 -3.33% 17
Bristol +8 140 £50,000 +33.33% 12
Birmingham +14 139 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 134 £42,750 +32.55% 11
Glasgow +4 133 £45,000 +4.65% 8
Reading -1 130 £45,000 +8.43% 12
Manchester -11 112 £42,500 -1.16% 29
Northamptonshire +28 101 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Cambridgeshire -16 97 £42,500 -2.29% 11
Edinburgh -8 89 £42,500 +10.38% 13
Watford +7 87 £40,000 -13.51% 5
Gloucestershire +3 79 £37,500 -1.31% 10
Cambridge -20 76 £45,000 +3.44% 10
Milton Keynes -9 73 £42,500 +41.66% 1

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing UNIX also 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 that cited UNIX.

1 7038 (58.80%) Linux
2 4552 (38.03%) SQL
3 3950 (33.00%) Oracle
4 3932 (32.85%) Java
5 3698 (30.90%) Finance
6 3607 (30.14%) Windows
7 2167 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
8 1950 (16.29%) Perl
9 1898 (15.86%) Degree
10 1876 (15.67%) Python
11 1681 (14.04%) C++
12 1612 (13.47%) Banking
13 1528 (12.77%) SQL Server
14 1450 (12.11%) Shell Script
15 1407 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 1331 (11.12%) Analytical Skills
17 1327 (11.09%) XML
18 1318 (11.01%) Solaris
19 1215 (10.15%) Oracle Database
20 1210 (10.11%) ITIL
21 1187 (9.92%) HTML
22 1145 (9.57%) VMware
23 1144 (9.56%) Software Engineering
24 1127 (9.42%) Computer Science
25 1106 (9.24%) Microsoft
26 1105 (9.23%) Relational Database
27 1031 (8.61%) MySQL
28 1029 (8.60%) Web Services
29 1020 (8.52%) PL/SQL
30 959 (8.01%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing UNIX also 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 that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 878 (7.34%) Apache
2 749 (6.26%) Tomcat
3 634 (5.30%) WebLogic
4 621 (5.19%) WebSphere
5 469 (3.92%) JBoss
6 246 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 238 (1.99%) IIS
8 202 (1.69%) MS Exchange
9 175 (1.46%) Node.js
10 144 (1.20%) OpenStack
11 133 (1.11%) SAS
12 131 (1.09%) SharePoint
13 124 (1.04%) nginx
14 111 (0.93%) GlassFish
15 110 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
16 106 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
17 92 (0.77%) MQSeries
18 91 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 89 (0.74%) Confluence
20 84 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 697 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 268 (2.24%) MS Office
3 92 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 50 (0.42%) MS Project
7 11 (0.092%) CPLEX
8 10 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.075%) InDesign
9 9 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.042%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.042%) Maya
11 3 (0.025%) SPSS
11 3 (0.025%) Abaqus
11 3 (0.025%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.008%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.008%) Mingle
12 1 (0.008%) InCopy
12 1 (0.008%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 205 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
2 141 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
3 140 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 74 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
5 59 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 57 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 49 (0.41%) ION MarketView
8 33 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 33 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
9 31 (0.26%) RMDS
10 30 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
11 26 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 23 (0.19%) Magento
13 22 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
13 22 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
14 19 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
15 18 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
16 17 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
17 15 (0.13%) Markit EDM
18 14 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 470 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 243 (2.03%) SaaS
3 119 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 113 (0.94%) IaaS
5 109 (0.91%) PaaS
6 78 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 47 (0.39%) GitHub
9 37 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 31 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 28 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
13 21 (0.18%) Office 365
14 17 (0.14%) Google App Engine
15 13 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
16 12 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 12 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
16 12 (0.10%) Google Analytics
16 12 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 10 (0.084%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 959 (8.01%) TCP/IP
2 942 (7.87%) Firewall
3 712 (5.95%) SAN
4 572 (4.78%) DNS
5 479 (4.00%) Internet
6 451 (3.77%) LAN
7 442 (3.69%) WAN
8 435 (3.63%) HTTP
9 281 (2.35%) LDAP
10 268 (2.24%) NAS
11 237 (1.98%) Network Security
12 210 (1.75%) VPN
13 206 (1.72%) BGP
14 184 (1.54%) SSL
15 178 (1.49%) VoIP
16 175 (1.46%) DHCP
17 146 (1.22%) OSPF
18 120 (1.00%) MPLS
19 118 (0.99%) SSH
20 117 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1528 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 1215 (10.15%) Oracle Database
3 1105 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 1031 (8.61%) MySQL
5 605 (5.05%) RDBMS
6 601 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 441 (3.68%) DB2
8 374 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
9 345 (2.88%) Big Data
10 268 (2.24%) NoSQL
11 263 (2.20%) MongoDB
12 251 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
13 247 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
14 214 (1.79%) Hadoop
15 205 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
16 174 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
17 164 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
18 148 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 148 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
19 144 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 743 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 553 (4.62%) Subversion
3 524 (4.38%) Maven
4 513 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 298 (2.49%) JIRA
6 292 (2.44%) Selenium
7 278 (2.32%) Eclipse
8 272 (2.27%) JUnit
9 268 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
10 267 (2.23%) Ant
11 137 (1.14%) Cucumber
12 134 (1.12%) Hudson
13 112 (0.94%) Visual Studio
14 100 (0.84%) HP UFT
15 86 (0.72%) RSpec
16 83 (0.69%) TeamCity
17 80 (0.67%) LoadRunner
18 77 (0.64%) WebDriver
19 70 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
20 60 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 3698 (30.90%) Finance
2 1612 (13.47%) Banking
3 691 (5.77%) Front Office
4 668 (5.58%) Retail
5 652 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 539 (4.50%) Investment Banking
7 273 (2.28%) Back Office
8 232 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 209 (1.75%) Marketing
10 191 (1.60%) Games
11 160 (1.34%) Electronics
12 149 (1.24%) Legal
13 119 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 101 (0.84%) Advertising
15 82 (0.69%) Law
16 75 (0.63%) German Language
17 69 (0.58%) Billing
18 67 (0.56%) Automotive
18 67 (0.56%) French Language
19 66 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3311 (27.66%) Developer
2 1750 (14.62%) Analyst
3 1030 (8.61%) Java Developer
4 997 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 889 (7.43%) Support Analyst
6 880 (7.35%) Administrator
7 599 (5.00%) C++ Developer
8 581 (4.85%) Software Engineer
9 566 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
10 562 (4.70%) Consultant
11 519 (4.34%) Senior Developer
12 489 (4.09%) Applications Support Analyst
13 458 (3.83%) Support Engineer
14 447 (3.73%) DBA
15 446 (3.73%) Architect
16 323 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
17 303 (2.53%) Linux Administrator
18 294 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
19 283 (2.36%) UNIX Administrator
20 270 (2.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1327 (11.09%) XML
2 1187 (9.92%) HTML
3 1029 (8.60%) Web Services
4 844 (7.05%) Spring
5 764 (6.38%) J2EE
6 716 (5.98%) CSS
7 631 (5.27%) .NET
8 628 (5.25%) Middleware
9 474 (3.96%) Hibernate
10 434 (3.63%) FIX Protocol
11 388 (3.24%) jQuery
12 377 (3.15%) SOAP
13 370 (3.09%) REST
14 339 (2.83%) JMS
15 333 (2.78%) HTML5
16 303 (2.53%) STL
17 290 (2.42%) Java EE
18 271 (2.26%) JSP
19 261 (2.18%) JSON
20 199 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1331 (11.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1127 (9.42%) Computer Science
3 673 (5.62%) Data Centre
4 520 (4.34%) Derivative
5 452 (3.78%) Equities
6 392 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 386 (3.22%) Management Information System
8 346 (2.89%) Data Structures
9 310 (2.59%) Fixed Income
10 308 (2.57%) Clustering
11 296 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
12 288 (2.41%) Algorithms
12 288 (2.41%) Mathematics
13 257 (2.15%) Mainframe
14 255 (2.13%) Hedge funds
15 209 (1.75%) Replication
16 175 (1.46%) Client/Server
17 157 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
18 155 (1.30%) User Experience
19 124 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7038 (58.80%) Linux
2 3607 (30.14%) Windows
3 1318 (11.01%) Solaris
4 698 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 655 (5.47%) AIX
6 329 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 249 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 244 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 192 (1.60%) HPUX
10 191 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 181 (1.51%) CentOS
12 179 (1.50%) Apple iOS
13 155 (1.30%) Debian
14 141 (1.18%) Android
15 111 (0.93%) SUSE
16 107 (0.89%) Windows 7
17 104 (0.87%) Mac OS X
18 97 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
19 93 (0.78%) Windows XP
20 54 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2167 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1210 (10.11%) ITIL
3 1144 (9.56%) Software Engineering
4 873 (7.29%) OO
5 849 (7.09%) SDLC
6 772 (6.45%) TDD
7 726 (6.07%) DevOps
8 724 (6.05%) Scrum
9 678 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 635 (5.31%) Multithreading
11 562 (4.70%) E-Commerce
12 554 (4.63%) Project Management
13 552 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
14 519 (4.34%) Configuration Management
15 499 (4.17%) Mentoring
16 497 (4.15%) SOA
17 471 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
18 443 (3.70%) Service Delivery
19 441 (3.68%) Change Management
20 426 (3.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4552 (38.03%) SQL
2 3932 (32.85%) Java
3 1950 (16.29%) Perl
4 1876 (15.67%) Python
5 1681 (14.04%) C++
6 1450 (12.11%) Shell Script
7 1407 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 1020 (8.52%) PL/SQL
9 865 (7.23%) C
10 838 (7.00%) Bash Shell
11 784 (6.55%) C#
12 635 (5.31%) PHP
13 586 (4.90%) Ruby
14 254 (2.12%) PowerShell
15 243 (2.03%) Scala
16 222 (1.85%) Korn
17 186 (1.55%) T-SQL
18 150 (1.25%) VB
19 146 (1.22%) COBOL
20 121 (1.01%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1898 (15.86%) Degree
2 613 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 379 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 373 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
5 232 (1.94%) CCNA
6 221 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 215 (1.80%) CISSP
8 182 (1.52%) ISEB
8 182 (1.52%) CCNP
9 154 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 123 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 115 (0.96%) MCSE
12 104 (0.87%) CISM
13 80 (0.67%) MCP
14 79 (0.66%) RHCE
15 75 (0.63%) ISTQB
16 74 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
17 73 (0.61%) MCITP
18 65 (0.54%) Sun Certification
19 60 (0.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 689 (5.76%) QA
2 431 (3.60%) SLA
3 192 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 188 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 84 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 64 (0.53%) COBIT
7 38 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 13 (0.11%) Basel II
9 13 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 12 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.10%) EMIR
11 10 (0.084%) MiFID
12 9 (0.075%) RosettaNet
12 9 (0.075%) GPG13
13 8 (0.067%) WCAG
14 7 (0.058%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.033%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.033%) JSP 440
16 3 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 784 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 545 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 383 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
4 165 (1.38%) vSphere
5 129 (1.08%) NFS
6 116 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 111 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 91 (0.76%) Xen
9 81 (0.68%) Samba
10 72 (0.60%) XenApp
11 71 (0.59%) KVM
12 66 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 61 (0.51%) Firmware
14 57 (0.48%) iptables
15 53 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
16 50 (0.42%) Docker
17 45 (0.38%) vCloud
18 44 (0.37%) XenServer
19 35 (0.29%) VirtualBox
20 31 (0.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 668 (5.58%) Puppet
2 400 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 302 (2.52%) Nagios
4 267 (2.23%) Data Guard
5 233 (1.95%) Tivoli
6 203 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 190 (1.59%) Ansible
8 110 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 105 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 93 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
11 85 (0.71%) Vagrant
12 83 (0.69%) Salt
13 78 (0.65%) Control-M
14 74 (0.62%) ZABBIX
15 73 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
16 72 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
17 65 (0.54%) OpenView
18 59 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 56 (0.47%) SCCM
20 52 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3950 (33.00%) Oracle
2 1145 (9.57%) VMware
3 1106 (9.24%) Microsoft
4 951 (7.95%) Red Hat
5 760 (6.35%) IBM
6 701 (5.86%) Cisco
7 644 (5.38%) HP
8 621 (5.19%) Sybase
9 365 (3.05%) Sun
10 314 (2.62%) Citrix
11 274 (2.29%) NetApp
12 260 (2.17%) SAP
13 259 (2.16%) Juniper
14 231 (1.93%) EMC
15 216 (1.80%) F5
16 183 (1.53%) CheckPoint
17 176 (1.47%) Informatica
18 170 (1.42%) Veritas
19 140 (1.17%) Google
20 124 (1.04%) Symantec
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 (dependent on experiance)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Bens, 29 days holiday
Posted: 19 hours ago
North East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Discretionary annual bonus of up to 20%
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum DOE Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 20 hours ago