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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 36 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6828 7449 9148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.86% 6.87% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.90% 25.13% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5403 5980 7427
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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
31182 29641 32287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.34% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 26015 25099 27688
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 £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -9 6317 £50,000 +5.26% 726
London -5 3240 £57,500 +4.54% 352
South East -18 1077 £42,500 - 114
City of London -2 950 £55,000 -4.34% 165
East of England +11 489 £45,000 +12.50% 44
Yorkshire +1 484 £37,500 +13.63% 50
Berkshire -6 362 £45,000 - 40
West Yorkshire -2 334 £40,000 +19.40% 30
North West -2 304 £40,000 -5.88% 40
Scotland -6 281 £42,500 - 34
South West -9 281 £40,000 +6.66% 66
Leeds -1 247 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Hampshire -11 229 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Surrey -17 227 £42,500 -5.55% 21
West Midlands -34 222 £39,500 -3.06% 25
Cambridgeshire +8 205 £43,500 +8.75% 20
Cambridge +6 180 £43,500 +6.74% 19
Hertfordshire -14 159 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Reading -11 147 £41,500 -7.77% 17
Glasgow -10 140 £43,000 -4.44% 23
Manchester -15 136 £43,000 +7.50% 17
East Midlands -45 134 £35,000 +2.94% 12
Edinburgh +16 111 £38,500 -7.22% 7
Birmingham -22 102 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Cheshire -9 101 £36,000 -17.24% 9
Buckinghamshire +20 100 £32,000 -8.57% 11
Bristol -17 89 £37,500 +7.14% 17
North East +34 85 £29,500 +15.68% 22
Wiltshire +33 85 £40,000 +14.28% 12
South Yorkshire +10 85 £33,350 -1.91% 9

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8348 (59.45%) Linux
2 5257 (37.44%) SQL
3 4910 (34.96%) Java
4 4611 (32.83%) Windows
5 4559 (32.46%) Oracle
6 3986 (28.38%) Finance
7 2564 (18.26%) Degree
8 2288 (16.29%) Perl
9 2118 (15.08%) C++
10 1916 (13.64%) Python
11 1859 (13.24%) Shell Script
12 1697 (12.08%) SQL Server
13 1696 (12.08%) Banking
14 1687 (12.01%) Solaris
15 1637 (11.66%) JavaScript
16 1622 (11.55%) ITIL
17 1614 (11.49%) HTML
18 1538 (10.95%) Computer Science
19 1518 (10.81%) MySQL
20 1491 (10.62%) Software Engineering
21 1465 (10.43%) XML
22 1450 (10.33%) Microsoft
23 1367 (9.73%) OO
24 1352 (9.63%) Relational Database
25 1297 (9.24%) VMware
25 1297 (9.24%) Oracle Database
26 1291 (9.19%) Apache
27 1250 (8.90%) Red Hat
28 1176 (8.37%) C
29 1160 (8.26%) Agile Software Development

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1291 (9.19%) Apache
2 1124 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 613 (4.37%) WebSphere
4 580 (4.13%) WebLogic
5 391 (2.78%) IIS
6 263 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 214 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 181 (1.29%) Node.js
9 178 (1.27%) SharePoint
10 136 (0.97%) Apache Solr
11 124 (0.88%) SAS
11 124 (0.88%) Drupal
12 121 (0.86%) nginx
13 113 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
14 106 (0.75%) MQSeries
15 93 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
16 92 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
17 91 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 79 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 78 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 704 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 316 (2.25%) MS Office
3 65 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.19%) MS Project
6 22 (0.16%) SPSS
7 18 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.100%) FastStats
9 11 (0.078%) Simulink
10 8 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.057%) GIMP
11 7 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
12 4 (0.028%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.028%) Mathematica
12 4 (0.028%) Stata
12 4 (0.028%) RoboHelp
12 4 (0.028%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.014%) Maya
13 2 (0.014%) DOC1
13 2 (0.014%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 219 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 133 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 131 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 89 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 59 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
6 55 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 53 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
8 43 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
9 35 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 35 (0.25%) HFM
10 34 (0.24%) Magento
11 33 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
12 30 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
12 30 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
13 27 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
13 27 (0.19%) Temenos T24
14 25 (0.18%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
15 22 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
16 21 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
17 17 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 308 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (1.58%) SaaS
3 133 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 128 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 71 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 71 (0.51%) PaaS
6 42 (0.30%) IaaS
7 34 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 32 (0.23%) Office 365
9 30 (0.21%) GitHub
10 16 (0.11%) Joyent
10 16 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.093%) Google Apps
12 11 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.064%) Route 53
15 8 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
16 7 (0.050%) Force.com
16 7 (0.050%) Google Compute Engine
16 7 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1136 (8.09%) TCP/IP
2 1068 (7.61%) Firewall
3 988 (7.04%) SAN
4 830 (5.91%) DNS
5 747 (5.32%) Internet
6 556 (3.96%) HTTP
7 395 (2.81%) WAN
8 383 (2.73%) VPN
9 377 (2.68%) LAN
10 350 (2.49%) NAS
11 244 (1.74%) DHCP
12 238 (1.69%) SSL
13 236 (1.68%) LDAP
14 215 (1.53%) Network Security
15 212 (1.51%) SMTP
16 206 (1.47%) BGP
17 182 (1.30%) FTP
18 166 (1.18%) MPLS
19 147 (1.05%) OSPF
20 145 (1.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1697 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 1518 (10.81%) MySQL
3 1352 (9.63%) Relational Database
4 1297 (9.24%) Oracle Database
5 851 (6.06%) RDBMS
6 613 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 545 (3.88%) DB2
8 464 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
9 389 (2.77%) Big Data
10 378 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
11 307 (2.19%) NoSQL
12 284 (2.02%) Hadoop
13 281 (2.00%) MongoDB
14 278 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
15 230 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
16 182 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 158 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 154 (1.10%) OLTP
19 153 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
20 150 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 708 (5.04%) Subversion
2 539 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 513 (3.65%) Maven
4 379 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 374 (2.66%) JUnit
6 372 (2.65%) Eclipse
7 360 (2.56%) Ant
8 357 (2.54%) JIRA
9 277 (1.97%) Selenium
10 170 (1.21%) Hudson
11 154 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
12 150 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
13 140 (1.00%) Cucumber
14 120 (0.85%) Toad
15 104 (0.74%) TeamCity
16 87 (0.62%) ClearCase
17 81 (0.58%) Visual Studio
18 73 (0.52%) WebDriver
19 66 (0.47%) LoadRunner
20 63 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3986 (28.38%) Finance
2 1696 (12.08%) Banking
3 801 (5.70%) Front Office
4 769 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 712 (5.07%) Investment Banking
6 488 (3.48%) Retail
7 299 (2.13%) Marketing
8 279 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 248 (1.77%) Games
10 230 (1.64%) Back Office
11 175 (1.25%) Advertising
12 167 (1.19%) Manufacturing
13 143 (1.02%) French Language
14 125 (0.89%) Legal
15 122 (0.87%) Electronics
16 111 (0.79%) German Language
17 107 (0.76%) Billing
18 80 (0.57%) Publishing
19 47 (0.33%) Law
20 38 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3892 (27.71%) Developer
2 2017 (14.36%) Analyst
3 1319 (9.39%) Java Developer
4 1162 (8.27%) Administrator
5 897 (6.39%) Applications Support
6 861 (6.13%) Support Analyst
7 756 (5.38%) C++ Developer
8 707 (5.03%) Software Engineer
9 699 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
10 661 (4.71%) Consultant
11 627 (4.46%) Support Engineer
12 617 (4.39%) DBA
13 514 (3.66%) Senior Developer
14 510 (3.63%) Architect
15 445 (3.17%) Software Developer
16 441 (3.14%) Oracle DBA
17 426 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
18 419 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
19 387 (2.76%) Programmer
20 362 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1614 (11.49%) HTML
2 1465 (10.43%) XML
3 1081 (7.70%) Web Services
4 913 (6.50%) J2EE
5 905 (6.44%) Spring
6 902 (6.42%) CSS
7 709 (5.05%) .NET
8 655 (4.66%) Middleware
9 609 (4.34%) jQuery
10 522 (3.72%) Hibernate
11 464 (3.30%) STL
12 452 (3.22%) SOAP
13 375 (2.67%) Java EE
14 363 (2.58%) HTML5
15 353 (2.51%) JSP
16 346 (2.46%) Ajax
17 330 (2.35%) LAMP
18 308 (2.19%) JSON
19 254 (1.81%) JDBC
19 254 (1.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1538 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 542 (3.86%) Equities
3 487 (3.47%) Derivative
4 475 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 457 (3.25%) Clustering
6 449 (3.20%) Open Source
7 442 (3.15%) Mathematics
8 393 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 345 (2.46%) Fixed Income
10 317 (2.26%) Replication
11 292 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 259 (1.84%) Client/Server
12 259 (1.84%) Hedge funds
13 237 (1.69%) Mainframe
14 150 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
15 144 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 133 (0.95%) Data Integration
17 123 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
18 114 (0.81%) Physics
19 110 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8348 (59.45%) Linux
2 4611 (32.83%) Windows
3 1687 (12.01%) Solaris
4 867 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 847 (6.03%) AIX
6 502 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 396 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 393 (2.80%) HPUX
9 260 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 244 (1.74%) CentOS
11 220 (1.57%) Debian
12 178 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 175 (1.25%) Android
14 167 (1.19%) Windows 7
15 160 (1.14%) Apple iOS
16 106 (0.75%) Windows XP
17 103 (0.73%) SUSE
18 86 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
19 71 (0.51%) Mac OS X
20 59 (0.42%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1622 (11.55%) ITIL
2 1491 (10.62%) Software Engineering
3 1367 (9.73%) OO
4 1160 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
5 847 (6.03%) Multithreading
6 751 (5.35%) E-Commerce
7 723 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
8 645 (4.59%) Scrum
9 610 (4.34%) Project Management
10 607 (4.32%) TDD
11 601 (4.28%) Configuration Management
12 599 (4.27%) Low Latency
13 586 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
14 538 (3.83%) DevOps
15 507 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
16 475 (3.38%) Service Delivery
17 471 (3.35%) SOA
18 467 (3.33%) Problem Management
19 462 (3.29%) Service Management
20 444 (3.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5257 (37.44%) SQL
2 4910 (34.96%) Java
3 2288 (16.29%) Perl
4 2118 (15.08%) C++
5 1916 (13.64%) Python
6 1859 (13.24%) Shell Script
7 1637 (11.66%) JavaScript
8 1176 (8.37%) C
9 1087 (7.74%) C#
10 988 (7.04%) Bash Shell
11 974 (6.94%) PHP
12 936 (6.67%) PL/SQL
13 654 (4.66%) Ruby
14 360 (2.56%) PowerShell
15 270 (1.92%) VB
16 194 (1.38%) Korn
17 174 (1.24%) Scala
18 157 (1.12%) VBA
19 132 (0.94%) PHP5
20 126 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2564 (18.26%) Degree
2 589 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 377 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 296 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 228 (1.62%) ISEB
6 217 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 197 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 190 (1.35%) CISSP
9 187 (1.33%) CCNA
10 167 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
10 167 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 159 (1.13%) MCSE
12 156 (1.11%) CCNP
13 100 (0.71%) OCP
14 96 (0.68%) ISTQB
15 77 (0.55%) Sun Certification
16 70 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 70 (0.50%) MCP
17 64 (0.46%) CISA
17 64 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 796 (5.67%) QA
2 448 (3.19%) SLA
3 256 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 147 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 88 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 79 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 47 (0.33%) HL7
8 35 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 29 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 27 (0.19%) COBIT
11 20 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 14 (0.100%) EMIR
13 12 (0.085%) Basel III
14 8 (0.057%) JTAG
14 8 (0.057%) Solvency II
14 8 (0.057%) DO-178B
15 6 (0.043%) CRD IV
16 4 (0.028%) TickIT
17 3 (0.021%) BS7799
17 3 (0.021%) HIPAA
System Software
1 906 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 598 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 395 (2.81%) Oracle RAC
4 262 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 253 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 198 (1.41%) VMware ESX
7 183 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 159 (1.13%) NFS
9 137 (0.98%) vSphere
10 135 (0.96%) KVM
11 96 (0.68%) Xen
12 91 (0.65%) XenApp
13 71 (0.51%) Varnish
14 58 (0.41%) XenServer
15 48 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 47 (0.33%) Snort
16 47 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 42 (0.30%) vCloud
18 39 (0.28%) Samba
19 34 (0.24%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 590 (4.20%) Puppet
2 378 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 337 (2.40%) Nagios
4 279 (1.99%) Data Guard
5 209 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 170 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 112 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 95 (0.68%) OpenView
9 84 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 71 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 69 (0.49%) Control-M
12 68 (0.48%) Opsview
13 66 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
14 55 (0.39%) SCOM
15 54 (0.38%) CFEngine
15 54 (0.38%) Backup Exec
16 50 (0.36%) Netcool
16 50 (0.36%) SCCM
17 42 (0.30%) ZABBIX
18 41 (0.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4559 (32.46%) Oracle
2 1450 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 1297 (9.24%) VMware
4 1250 (8.90%) Red Hat
5 810 (5.77%) IBM
6 796 (5.67%) Cisco
7 726 (5.17%) HP
8 623 (4.44%) Sybase
9 621 (4.42%) JBoss
10 431 (3.07%) Sun
11 390 (2.78%) EMC
12 364 (2.59%) Citrix
13 356 (2.54%) NetApp
14 249 (1.77%) Juniper
15 224 (1.60%) SAP
16 205 (1.46%) TIBCO
16 205 (1.46%) Google
17 200 (1.42%) Veritas
18 195 (1.39%) Informatica
19 170 (1.21%) Business Objects
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