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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6568 7007 9173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.85% 6.39% 7.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.31% 23.35% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5130 5613 7570
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
30819 30012 32377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.44% 27.37% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25750 24983 27952
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 18 December 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 18 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
(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 -3 6115 £50,000 - 632
London -5 3003 £60,000 +4.34% 298
South East -3 1145 £42,500 - 122
City of London -3 831 £60,000 +4.34% 110
Berkshire +2 486 £47,500 +11.76% 39
East of England +5 485 £45,000 - 38
Yorkshire -8 432 £40,000 +6.66% 52
West Yorkshire +3 339 £41,500 +10.66% 43
North West -10 337 £44,500 +7.22% 32
West Midlands -13 297 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Leeds +10 273 £42,500 +13.33% 31
Scotland +8 238 £40,000 -5.44% 20
Hampshire -10 230 £40,500 -4.70% 32
Hertfordshire +1 212 £45,000 +12.50% 15
South West -30 207 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Surrey -11 198 £45,000 - 20
Reading +2 195 £45,000 +12.50% 11
East Midlands +14 163 £30,750 -12.14% 21
Cheshire +3 160 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Birmingham -12 148 £41,000 -8.88% 11
Cambridgeshire -6 143 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Cambridge -2 129 £42,500 -5.55% 15
Manchester -44 126 £41,430 -2.51% 15
Glasgow +11 103 £42,500 - 6
Buckinghamshire +44 102 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Watford +8 100 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Nottinghamshire +13 93 £30,000 -14.28% 9
Edinburgh +2 93 £38,500 -2.53% 6
Milton Keynes +41 78 £32,000 -8.57% 5
Basingstoke +8 71 £36,000 -10.00% 3

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7726 (57.19%) Linux
2 5182 (38.36%) SQL
3 4357 (32.25%) Java
4 4322 (31.99%) Windows
5 4318 (31.96%) Oracle
6 4109 (30.42%) Finance
7 2316 (17.14%) Degree
8 2056 (15.22%) Perl
9 2009 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
10 1896 (14.04%) C++
11 1850 (13.69%) Shell Script
12 1746 (12.92%) Solaris
13 1695 (12.55%) ITIL
14 1647 (12.19%) SQL Server
15 1646 (12.18%) Python
16 1627 (12.04%) Banking
17 1532 (11.34%) JavaScript
18 1493 (11.05%) Microsoft
19 1387 (10.27%) XML
20 1359 (10.06%) HTML
21 1337 (9.90%) MySQL
22 1329 (9.84%) VMware
23 1257 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
24 1247 (9.23%) Software Engineering
25 1224 (9.06%) Computer Science
26 1223 (9.05%) Apache
27 1216 (9.00%) OO
28 1212 (8.97%) Oracle Database
29 1119 (8.28%) TCP/IP
29 1119 (8.28%) Red Hat

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1223 (9.05%) Apache
2 1092 (8.08%) Tomcat
3 707 (5.23%) WebLogic
4 615 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 509 (3.77%) JBoss
6 399 (2.95%) IIS
7 246 (1.82%) MS Exchange
8 183 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 175 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 174 (1.29%) SharePoint
11 171 (1.27%) nginx
12 141 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 136 (1.01%) GlassFish
14 132 (0.98%) Node.js
15 119 (0.88%) SAS
16 111 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 105 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
18 103 (0.76%) OpenStack
19 98 (0.73%) Apache Solr
20 93 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 761 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 338 (2.50%) MS Office
3 95 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.25%) MS Project
6 24 (0.18%) SPSS
7 8 (0.059%) PrintSoft PReS
8 5 (0.037%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.037%) Simulink
8 5 (0.037%) DOC1
8 5 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.030%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.022%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.015%) EViews
11 2 (0.015%) InDesign
12 1 (0.007%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.007%) FastStats
12 1 (0.007%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 277 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 225 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 162 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 110 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
5 43 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 39 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
7 36 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 31 (0.23%) RMDS
9 29 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 28 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 27 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
12 25 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 25 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 23 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
13 23 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
14 21 (0.16%) Agresso
15 20 (0.15%) ION MarketView
15 20 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
16 19 (0.14%) Magento
17 18 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 273 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (1.67%) SaaS
3 87 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 79 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (0.44%) PaaS
6 57 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 49 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 43 (0.32%) GitHub
9 37 (0.27%) IaaS
10 35 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.17%) Office 365
12 14 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
13 10 (0.074%) Google Compute Engine
13 10 (0.074%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.059%) Joyent
15 7 (0.052%) Rackspace Cloud
15 7 (0.052%) Heroku
16 6 (0.044%) Google Apps
16 6 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.044%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1119 (8.28%) TCP/IP
2 1015 (7.51%) Firewall
3 845 (6.26%) DNS
4 829 (6.14%) SAN
5 651 (4.82%) Internet
6 524 (3.88%) HTTP
7 427 (3.16%) LAN
8 420 (3.11%) WAN
9 386 (2.86%) VPN
10 282 (2.09%) LDAP
11 250 (1.85%) BGP
12 236 (1.75%) Network Security
13 235 (1.74%) DHCP
14 233 (1.72%) NAS
15 227 (1.68%) FTP
16 210 (1.55%) SSL
17 185 (1.37%) SMTP
18 180 (1.33%) OSPF
19 172 (1.27%) SSH
20 168 (1.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1647 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 1337 (9.90%) MySQL
3 1212 (8.97%) Oracle Database
4 1027 (7.60%) Relational Database
5 665 (4.92%) RDBMS
6 594 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 494 (3.66%) DB2
8 365 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
9 327 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
10 314 (2.32%) NoSQL
11 306 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 283 (2.09%) Big Data
13 249 (1.84%) MongoDB
14 236 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
15 187 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
16 168 (1.24%) Hadoop
16 168 (1.24%) Oracle Exadata
17 155 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
18 120 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
19 114 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 664 (4.92%) Subversion
2 649 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 459 (3.40%) Maven
4 445 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 348 (2.58%) JUnit
6 347 (2.57%) JIRA
7 293 (2.17%) Ant
8 284 (2.10%) Eclipse
9 242 (1.79%) Selenium
10 228 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
11 207 (1.53%) Hudson
12 187 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 139 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
14 121 (0.90%) TeamCity
15 119 (0.88%) Toad
16 92 (0.68%) Visual Studio
17 88 (0.65%) WebDriver
18 85 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 81 (0.60%) LoadRunner
20 73 (0.54%) JMeter
General
1 4109 (30.42%) Finance
2 1627 (12.04%) Banking
3 784 (5.80%) Front Office
4 667 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 632 (4.68%) Investment Banking
6 567 (4.20%) Retail
7 331 (2.45%) Financial Institution
8 291 (2.15%) Marketing
9 248 (1.84%) Back Office
10 224 (1.66%) Games
11 151 (1.12%) Advertising
12 122 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 117 (0.87%) French Language
14 100 (0.74%) Legal
15 93 (0.69%) Billing
16 90 (0.67%) Law
17 76 (0.56%) German Language
18 73 (0.54%) Publishing
19 72 (0.53%) Electronics
20 49 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3313 (24.52%) Developer
2 2201 (16.29%) Analyst
3 1208 (8.94%) Support Analyst
4 1138 (8.42%) Administrator
5 1123 (8.31%) Java Developer
6 1032 (7.64%) Applications Support
7 721 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
8 695 (5.14%) C++ Developer
9 615 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 608 (4.50%) Consultant
11 562 (4.16%) Architect
12 556 (4.12%) DBA
13 530 (3.92%) Support Engineer
14 491 (3.63%) Applications Support Analyst
15 482 (3.57%) Senior Developer
16 413 (3.06%) Oracle DBA
17 394 (2.92%) Linux Administrator
18 366 (2.71%) UNIX Administrator
19 334 (2.47%) Linux Engineer
20 328 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1387 (10.27%) XML
2 1359 (10.06%) HTML
3 1074 (7.95%) Web Services
4 876 (6.48%) J2EE
5 875 (6.48%) CSS
6 830 (6.14%) Spring
7 702 (5.20%) Middleware
8 614 (4.55%) .NET
9 510 (3.78%) jQuery
10 475 (3.52%) SOAP
11 462 (3.42%) Hibernate
12 427 (3.16%) FIX Protocol
13 377 (2.79%) Java EE
14 355 (2.63%) STL
15 324 (2.40%) Ajax
16 293 (2.17%) JMS
17 283 (2.09%) JSP
17 283 (2.09%) HTML5
18 260 (1.92%) JSON
19 231 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1257 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 1224 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 499 (3.69%) Derivative
4 464 (3.43%) Equities
5 463 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 458 (3.39%) Open Source
7 446 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 439 (3.25%) Clustering
9 373 (2.76%) Fixed Income
10 363 (2.69%) Mathematics
11 309 (2.29%) Mainframe
12 274 (2.03%) Algorithms
13 239 (1.77%) Hedge funds
14 238 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
15 183 (1.35%) Data Structures
16 177 (1.31%) Client/Server
17 166 (1.23%) Replication
18 137 (1.01%) User Experience
19 130 (0.96%) Mobile App
20 124 (0.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7726 (57.19%) Linux
2 4322 (31.99%) Windows
3 1746 (12.92%) Solaris
4 866 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 836 (6.19%) AIX
6 486 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 393 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 262 (1.94%) HPUX
9 238 (1.76%) CentOS
10 217 (1.61%) Ubuntu
11 206 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 181 (1.34%) Windows 7
13 174 (1.29%) Debian
14 169 (1.25%) Windows XP
15 156 (1.15%) Android
16 144 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 120 (0.89%) Mac OS X
18 108 (0.80%) SUSE
19 54 (0.40%) Windows NT
20 52 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2009 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1695 (12.55%) ITIL
3 1247 (9.23%) Software Engineering
4 1216 (9.00%) OO
5 817 (6.05%) E-Commerce
6 752 (5.57%) Multithreading
7 673 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
8 648 (4.80%) Project Management
9 630 (4.66%) Scrum
10 607 (4.49%) TDD
11 563 (4.17%) SOA
12 524 (3.88%) DevOps
13 505 (3.74%) Mentoring
14 500 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
15 498 (3.69%) Configuration Management
16 495 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
17 488 (3.61%) Problem Management
18 472 (3.49%) Service Management
19 435 (3.22%) ETL
20 426 (3.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5182 (38.36%) SQL
2 4357 (32.25%) Java
3 2056 (15.22%) Perl
4 1896 (14.04%) C++
5 1850 (13.69%) Shell Script
6 1646 (12.18%) Python
7 1532 (11.34%) JavaScript
8 955 (7.07%) C#
9 941 (6.97%) Bash Shell
10 883 (6.54%) PHP
11 881 (6.52%) C
12 880 (6.51%) PL/SQL
13 554 (4.10%) Ruby
14 302 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 219 (1.62%) VBA
16 216 (1.60%) VB
17 213 (1.58%) Korn
18 192 (1.42%) Scala
19 145 (1.07%) T-SQL
20 141 (1.04%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2316 (17.14%) Degree
2 598 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 379 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 319 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 271 (2.01%) ISEB
6 233 (1.72%) CISSP
7 221 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 182 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 175 (1.30%) MCSE
10 170 (1.26%) CCNA
11 147 (1.09%) CCNP
12 140 (1.04%) ISTQB
13 107 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 100 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
15 98 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 84 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 80 (0.59%) OCP
18 72 (0.53%) RHCE
18 72 (0.53%) MCP
19 69 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 797 (5.90%) QA
2 509 (3.77%) SLA
3 214 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 112 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 85 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 75 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 50 (0.37%) COBIT
8 25 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 21 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 17 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 16 (0.12%) EMIR
12 15 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 14 (0.10%) Basel II
14 11 (0.081%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.067%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.052%) BS7799
17 5 (0.037%) DICOM
18 4 (0.030%) GPG13
18 4 (0.030%) HIPAA
19 3 (0.022%) DO-178B
System Software
1 900 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 561 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 383 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
4 245 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 216 (1.60%) vSphere
6 167 (1.24%) VMware ESX
7 154 (1.14%) NFS
8 147 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 141 (1.04%) Hyper-V
10 89 (0.66%) Firmware
11 84 (0.62%) KVM
12 83 (0.61%) XenApp
12 83 (0.61%) Xen
13 77 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 72 (0.53%) Samba
15 71 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 65 (0.48%) XenServer
17 63 (0.47%) Varnish
18 62 (0.46%) PowerHA
19 54 (0.40%) NDS
Systems Management
1 656 (4.86%) Puppet
2 422 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 314 (2.32%) Nagios
4 248 (1.84%) Data Guard
5 235 (1.74%) NetBackup
6 205 (1.52%) Tivoli
7 105 (0.78%) Ansible
8 102 (0.76%) Control-M
9 92 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 92 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 92 (0.68%) SCOM
10 84 (0.62%) SCCM
11 81 (0.60%) OpenView
12 79 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
13 70 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
14 56 (0.41%) Cacti
15 55 (0.41%) Netcool
16 54 (0.40%) Opsview
17 52 (0.38%) Backup Exec
18 50 (0.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 4318 (31.96%) Oracle
2 1493 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 1329 (9.84%) VMware
4 1119 (8.28%) Red Hat
5 870 (6.44%) IBM
6 795 (5.88%) Cisco
7 748 (5.54%) HP
8 667 (4.94%) Sybase
9 423 (3.13%) Sun
10 412 (3.05%) Citrix
11 335 (2.48%) NetApp
12 285 (2.11%) EMC
13 266 (1.97%) Veritas
14 258 (1.91%) Juniper
15 228 (1.69%) Business Objects
16 213 (1.58%) CheckPoint
17 191 (1.41%) Bloomberg
18 187 (1.38%) F5
19 184 (1.36%) Symantec
20 174 (1.29%) Informatica
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + health,pen, etc
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent career development
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dunfermline, Fife
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £55000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, 25 days, Pension to 7%, Med
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Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum
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Dunfermline, Fife
BitWise Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £56,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependin
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £25500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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