The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 37 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6789 7437 9215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.84% 6.83% 7.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.83% 24.97% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5379 5993 7474
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31106 29778 32287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 27.35% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26023 25261 27679
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 23 July 2014 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 23 July 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
(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 -10 6295 £49,000 +3.15% 734
London -6 3266 £57,500 +4.54% 373
South East -21 1064 £42,500 - 110
City of London -2 932 £55,000 -1.34% 160
Yorkshire 0 499 £37,500 +13.63% 41
East of England +5 472 £45,000 +11.80% 50
West Yorkshire 0 354 £40,000 +19.40% 27
Berkshire -9 350 £45,000 - 38
North West -1 302 £40,000 -3.61% 38
Scotland -4 283 £42,500 - 42
South West -2 277 £40,000 +6.66% 60
Leeds +3 256 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Hampshire -10 227 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Surrey -21 221 £42,500 -5.55% 20
West Midlands -40 198 £40,000 - 28
Cambridgeshire +10 197 £43,500 +7.40% 23
Cambridge +9 174 £43,500 +6.09% 22
Hertfordshire -11 149 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Glasgow -12 139 £45,000 - 26
Manchester -6 136 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Reading -13 134 £42,500 -5.55% 13
East Midlands -39 133 £35,250 +0.71% 17
Edinburgh +15 117 £38,500 -3.75% 8
Cheshire -10 99 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Buckinghamshire +22 97 £32,250 -7.85% 12
Birmingham -21 93 £40,500 -14.73% 6
Bristol -14 92 £37,500 +10.29% 14
Wiltshire +31 82 £40,000 +6.66% 14
North East +31 81 £31,000 +12.72% 17
Milton Keynes +15 75 £30,000 -20.00% 5

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8465 (59.51%) Linux
2 5335 (37.50%) SQL
3 4996 (35.12%) Java
4 4678 (32.89%) Windows
5 4657 (32.74%) Oracle
6 4049 (28.46%) Finance
7 2573 (18.09%) Degree
8 2349 (16.51%) Perl
9 2128 (14.96%) C++
10 1921 (13.50%) Python
11 1890 (13.29%) Shell Script
12 1731 (12.17%) Solaris
13 1719 (12.08%) Banking
14 1708 (12.01%) SQL Server
15 1677 (11.79%) JavaScript
16 1657 (11.65%) HTML
17 1608 (11.30%) ITIL
18 1527 (10.73%) MySQL
19 1523 (10.71%) Software Engineering
20 1522 (10.70%) Computer Science
21 1510 (10.62%) XML
22 1481 (10.41%) Microsoft
23 1413 (9.93%) Relational Database
24 1387 (9.75%) OO
25 1339 (9.41%) VMware
26 1323 (9.30%) Oracle Database
27 1321 (9.29%) Apache
28 1278 (8.98%) Red Hat
29 1211 (8.51%) C
30 1205 (8.47%) Agile Software Development

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1321 (9.29%) Apache
2 1155 (8.12%) Tomcat
3 650 (4.57%) WebSphere
4 580 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 387 (2.72%) IIS
6 266 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 226 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 184 (1.29%) Node.js
9 174 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 139 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 125 (0.88%) SAS
12 121 (0.85%) Drupal
13 117 (0.82%) nginx
13 117 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
14 114 (0.80%) MQSeries
15 96 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
16 93 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
17 91 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
18 89 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 79 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 700 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 326 (2.29%) MS Office
3 65 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.18%) MS Project
6 21 (0.15%) SPSS
7 18 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.11%) FastStats
9 11 (0.077%) Simulink
10 8 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.056%) GIMP
11 7 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
12 4 (0.028%) Stata
12 4 (0.028%) Mathematica
12 4 (0.028%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.028%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.028%) RoboHelp
13 3 (0.021%) Maya
14 2 (0.014%) DOC1
15 1 (0.007%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 214 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 128 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 127 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 86 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 65 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
6 59 (0.41%) TIBCO iProcess
7 54 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 42 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 34 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
9 34 (0.24%) HFM
10 33 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 32 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
11 32 (0.22%) Magento
11 32 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
12 29 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
12 29 (0.20%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
13 25 (0.18%) Temenos T24
14 22 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
15 20 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
16 19 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 297 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (1.58%) SaaS
3 133 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 129 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 74 (0.52%) PaaS
6 70 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 46 (0.32%) IaaS
8 36 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 33 (0.23%) GitHub
10 31 (0.22%) Office 365
11 16 (0.11%) Joyent
12 15 (0.11%) Google Apps
13 14 (0.098%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.077%) Amazon EMR
15 9 (0.063%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.063%) Route 53
16 8 (0.056%) Rackspace Cloud
16 8 (0.056%) IBM SmartCloud
17 7 (0.049%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.049%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1153 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 1077 (7.57%) Firewall
3 1044 (7.34%) SAN
4 839 (5.90%) DNS
5 756 (5.31%) Internet
6 568 (3.99%) HTTP
7 410 (2.88%) WAN
8 392 (2.76%) LAN
9 380 (2.67%) VPN
10 369 (2.59%) NAS
11 255 (1.79%) DHCP
12 240 (1.69%) SSL
13 232 (1.63%) LDAP
14 214 (1.50%) SMTP
15 203 (1.43%) Network Security
16 199 (1.40%) BGP
17 177 (1.24%) FTP
18 166 (1.17%) MPLS
19 143 (1.01%) OSPF
20 139 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1708 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 1527 (10.73%) MySQL
3 1413 (9.93%) Relational Database
4 1323 (9.30%) Oracle Database
5 909 (6.39%) RDBMS
6 621 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 563 (3.96%) DB2
8 481 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
9 396 (2.78%) Big Data
10 383 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
11 308 (2.17%) NoSQL
12 285 (2.00%) MongoDB
13 281 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
14 279 (1.96%) Hadoop
15 226 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
16 180 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 164 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 159 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
19 152 (1.07%) OLTP
20 143 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 737 (5.18%) Subversion
2 539 (3.79%) Git (software)
3 527 (3.70%) Maven
4 400 (2.81%) Eclipse
5 375 (2.64%) Ant
6 371 (2.61%) JUnit
7 369 (2.59%) Jenkins
8 352 (2.47%) JIRA
9 280 (1.97%) Selenium
10 189 (1.33%) Hudson
11 151 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
12 150 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
13 130 (0.91%) Cucumber
14 113 (0.79%) Toad
15 104 (0.73%) TeamCity
16 88 (0.62%) ClearCase
17 75 (0.53%) Visual Studio
18 68 (0.48%) WebDriver
19 60 (0.42%) LoadRunner
20 58 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 4049 (28.46%) Finance
2 1719 (12.08%) Banking
3 809 (5.69%) Front Office
4 748 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 735 (5.17%) Investment Banking
6 491 (3.45%) Retail
7 307 (2.16%) Marketing
8 273 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 257 (1.81%) Games
10 233 (1.64%) Back Office
11 185 (1.30%) Advertising
12 167 (1.17%) Manufacturing
13 141 (0.99%) French Language
14 134 (0.94%) Legal
15 117 (0.82%) Electronics
16 110 (0.77%) German Language
17 106 (0.75%) Billing
18 82 (0.58%) Publishing
19 47 (0.33%) Law
20 37 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3980 (27.98%) Developer
2 2004 (14.09%) Analyst
3 1374 (9.66%) Java Developer
4 1161 (8.16%) Administrator
5 903 (6.35%) Applications Support
6 868 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 759 (5.34%) C++ Developer
8 719 (5.05%) Software Engineer
9 703 (4.94%) Consultant
10 693 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
11 633 (4.45%) Support Engineer
12 625 (4.39%) DBA
13 541 (3.80%) Senior Developer
14 540 (3.80%) Architect
15 446 (3.14%) Software Developer
16 445 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
17 421 (2.96%) Linux Administrator
18 418 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
19 394 (2.77%) Programmer
20 363 (2.55%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1657 (11.65%) HTML
2 1510 (10.62%) XML
3 1084 (7.62%) Web Services
4 965 (6.78%) J2EE
5 948 (6.66%) Spring
6 919 (6.46%) CSS
7 742 (5.22%) .NET
8 697 (4.90%) Middleware
9 627 (4.41%) jQuery
10 546 (3.84%) Hibernate
11 481 (3.38%) STL
12 459 (3.23%) SOAP
13 398 (2.80%) Java EE
14 386 (2.71%) JSP
15 378 (2.66%) HTML5
16 352 (2.47%) Ajax
17 326 (2.29%) LAMP
18 311 (2.19%) JSON
19 267 (1.88%) JDBC
20 265 (1.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1522 (10.70%) Computer Science
2 540 (3.80%) Equities
3 499 (3.51%) Derivative
4 468 (3.29%) Clustering
4 468 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 455 (3.20%) Open Source
6 425 (2.99%) Mathematics
7 388 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 350 (2.46%) Fixed Income
9 333 (2.34%) Replication
10 324 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 265 (1.86%) Client/Server
12 259 (1.82%) Hedge funds
13 245 (1.72%) Mainframe
14 160 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
15 147 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 135 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
17 130 (0.91%) Data Integration
18 113 (0.79%) Physics
18 113 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8465 (59.51%) Linux
2 4678 (32.89%) Windows
3 1731 (12.17%) Solaris
4 892 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 867 (6.09%) AIX
6 520 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 418 (2.94%) HPUX
8 406 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 254 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 244 (1.72%) CentOS
11 217 (1.53%) Debian
12 186 (1.31%) Android
13 179 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 165 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 157 (1.10%) Windows 7
16 115 (0.81%) SUSE
17 99 (0.70%) Windows XP
18 94 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
19 78 (0.55%) Mac OS X
20 56 (0.39%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1608 (11.30%) ITIL
2 1523 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 1387 (9.75%) OO
4 1205 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
5 850 (5.98%) Multithreading
6 748 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 730 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 660 (4.64%) Scrum
9 638 (4.49%) TDD
10 628 (4.41%) Low Latency
11 618 (4.34%) Project Management
12 610 (4.29%) Configuration Management
13 572 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
14 535 (3.76%) DevOps
15 515 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
16 493 (3.47%) Service Delivery
17 490 (3.44%) SOA
18 475 (3.34%) Problem Management
19 468 (3.29%) Change Management
20 460 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5335 (37.50%) SQL
2 4996 (35.12%) Java
3 2349 (16.51%) Perl
4 2128 (14.96%) C++
5 1921 (13.50%) Python
6 1890 (13.29%) Shell Script
7 1677 (11.79%) JavaScript
8 1211 (8.51%) C
9 1091 (7.67%) C#
10 1001 (7.04%) PHP
11 977 (6.87%) Bash Shell
12 957 (6.73%) PL/SQL
13 663 (4.66%) Ruby
14 363 (2.55%) PowerShell
15 286 (2.01%) VB
16 200 (1.41%) Korn
17 172 (1.21%) Scala
18 156 (1.10%) VBA
19 135 (0.95%) T-SQL
20 132 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2573 (18.09%) Degree
2 600 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 384 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 297 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 221 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 219 (1.54%) ISEB
7 204 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 197 (1.38%) CCNA
9 178 (1.25%) CISSP
10 177 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
11 173 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 161 (1.13%) CCNP
13 158 (1.11%) MCSE
14 108 (0.76%) OCP
15 93 (0.65%) ISTQB
16 86 (0.60%) Sun Certification
17 71 (0.50%) MCP
18 65 (0.46%) RHCE
19 63 (0.44%) CISA
19 63 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 782 (5.50%) QA
2 449 (3.16%) SLA
3 250 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 147 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 85 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 76 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (0.36%) HL7
8 30 (0.21%) ISO 9000
8 30 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 26 (0.18%) COBIT
10 19 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 14 (0.098%) Basel III
12 12 (0.084%) EMIR
13 8 (0.056%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.056%) DO-178B
13 8 (0.056%) JTAG
14 6 (0.042%) CRD IV
15 4 (0.028%) MiFID
15 4 (0.028%) TickIT
16 3 (0.021%) BS7799
System Software
1 936 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 621 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 405 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
4 269 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 260 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 203 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 184 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 155 (1.09%) NFS
9 145 (1.02%) vSphere
10 136 (0.96%) KVM
11 95 (0.67%) Xen
12 88 (0.62%) XenApp
13 71 (0.50%) Varnish
14 57 (0.40%) XenServer
15 53 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 47 (0.33%) vCloud
17 46 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 44 (0.31%) Snort
19 39 (0.27%) Samba
20 34 (0.24%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 587 (4.13%) Puppet
2 385 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 337 (2.37%) Nagios
4 286 (2.01%) Data Guard
5 212 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 185 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 111 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 95 (0.67%) OpenView
9 85 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 74 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 72 (0.51%) Control-M
12 71 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
13 63 (0.44%) Opsview
14 59 (0.41%) Backup Exec
15 56 (0.39%) SCOM
16 53 (0.37%) CFEngine
16 53 (0.37%) Netcool
17 50 (0.35%) SCCM
18 43 (0.30%) ZABBIX
19 38 (0.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4657 (32.74%) Oracle
2 1481 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 1339 (9.41%) VMware
4 1278 (8.98%) Red Hat
5 820 (5.76%) IBM
6 802 (5.64%) Cisco
7 762 (5.36%) HP
8 650 (4.57%) Sybase
9 647 (4.55%) JBoss
10 444 (3.12%) Sun
11 414 (2.91%) EMC
12 368 (2.59%) Citrix
13 362 (2.54%) NetApp
14 249 (1.75%) Juniper
15 226 (1.59%) SAP
16 219 (1.54%) TIBCO
17 214 (1.50%) Veritas
18 212 (1.49%) Google
19 191 (1.34%) Informatica
20 177 (1.24%) Business Objects
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £48000 - £68000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-65,000 + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 50,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 15 hours ago