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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 36 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6283 6928 7350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.68% 6.03% 6.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.73% 22.49% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4965 5504 5925
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,050
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +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
28912 30808 29028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.12% 26.82% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24411 25553 24696
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 31 August 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 August 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 -3 5846 £50,000 - 626
London 0 2905 £60,000 +4.34% 280
South East +11 1243 £45,000 +3.44% 111
City of London +1 759 £57,500 +4.54% 86
Surrey +17 351 £50,000 +17.64% 27
South West +8 346 £42,500 +6.25% 42
East of England -19 340 £45,000 +1.12% 43
Yorkshire -25 339 £40,000 +6.66% 45
North West -7 277 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Berkshire -14 255 £45,000 - 36
West Yorkshire -17 252 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Scotland -3 247 £42,500 +1.19% 28
Hampshire +13 222 £40,000 -11.11% 18
West Midlands -25 212 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Leeds -13 195 £43,000 +7.50% 26
East Midlands +21 187 £38,000 +1.33% 29
Hertfordshire -6 159 £45,000 - 24
Manchester +4 142 £43,000 -4.44% 19
Bristol 0 140 £46,500 +16.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +8 132 £45,000 +50.00% 8
Glasgow +2 125 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Reading -16 118 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Birmingham -5 109 £50,000 +13.63% 9
Gloucestershire +4 96 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Watford +2 93 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Edinburgh -4 93 £40,250 +4.54% 16
West Sussex +28 90 £45,000 -30.76% 2
Northamptonshire +25 90 £41,000 +17.14% 12
Cambridgeshire -17 84 £38,750 -10.91% 9
Milton Keynes -7 82 £42,000 +40.00% 2

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7013 (58.72%) Linux
2 4647 (38.91%) SQL
3 3939 (32.98%) Oracle
4 3916 (32.79%) Java
5 3624 (30.34%) Finance
6 3494 (29.25%) Windows
7 2287 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 1979 (16.57%) Perl
9 1904 (15.94%) Python
10 1842 (15.42%) Degree
11 1659 (13.89%) Banking
12 1651 (13.82%) C++
13 1468 (12.29%) JavaScript
14 1460 (12.22%) Shell Script
15 1455 (12.18%) SQL Server
16 1401 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
17 1352 (11.32%) XML
18 1253 (10.49%) Solaris
19 1233 (10.32%) HTML
20 1226 (10.26%) ITIL
21 1210 (10.13%) Oracle Database
22 1167 (9.77%) VMware
23 1156 (9.68%) Microsoft
24 1140 (9.54%) Software Engineering
25 1135 (9.50%) Computer Science
26 1068 (8.94%) Relational Database
27 1028 (8.61%) PL/SQL
28 1027 (8.60%) Web Services
29 973 (8.15%) MySQL
30 923 (7.73%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 909 (7.61%) Apache
2 700 (5.86%) Tomcat
3 666 (5.58%) WebLogic
4 603 (5.05%) WebSphere
5 447 (3.74%) JBoss
6 246 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 241 (2.02%) IIS
8 202 (1.69%) MS Exchange
9 182 (1.52%) Node.js
10 149 (1.25%) SharePoint
11 145 (1.21%) OpenStack
12 136 (1.14%) SAS
13 106 (0.89%) nginx
14 102 (0.85%) Confluence
15 99 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
16 96 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
17 95 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
18 93 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 85 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
20 83 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 691 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 275 (2.30%) MS Office
3 99 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 74 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 46 (0.39%) MS Project
7 18 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.067%) CPLEX
10 8 (0.067%) InDesign
11 6 (0.050%) SPSS
12 5 (0.042%) Maya
12 5 (0.042%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.025%) HipChat
13 3 (0.025%) Simulink
14 2 (0.017%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.017%) GNU Octave
15 1 (0.008%) Mingle
15 1 (0.008%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 198 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 153 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
3 138 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 69 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 65 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 47 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
7 42 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
8 39 (0.33%) ION MarketView
9 29 (0.24%) RMDS
10 24 (0.20%) Magento
11 23 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 23 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 21 (0.18%) thinkFolio
13 19 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
14 18 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
15 16 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
15 16 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
16 15 (0.13%) Markit EDM
17 12 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
17 12 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 462 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (1.95%) SaaS
3 150 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 109 (0.91%) IaaS
5 91 (0.76%) PaaS
6 85 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 47 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (0.38%) GitHub
9 32 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.17%) Office 365
12 16 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.13%) Google App Engine
13 15 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 14 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 13 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
15 13 (0.11%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.075%) Heroku
17 9 (0.075%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 923 (7.73%) TCP/IP
2 893 (7.48%) Firewall
3 714 (5.98%) SAN
4 519 (4.35%) DNS
5 474 (3.97%) Internet
6 443 (3.71%) WAN
7 441 (3.69%) LAN
8 387 (3.24%) HTTP
9 264 (2.21%) LDAP
10 262 (2.19%) NAS
11 246 (2.06%) Network Security
12 203 (1.70%) VPN
13 187 (1.57%) BGP
14 175 (1.47%) VoIP
15 167 (1.40%) SSL
16 163 (1.36%) DHCP
17 141 (1.18%) OSPF
17 141 (1.18%) Wireless
18 117 (0.98%) MPLS
19 110 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1455 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 1210 (10.13%) Oracle Database
3 1068 (8.94%) Relational Database
4 973 (8.15%) MySQL
5 613 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 598 (5.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 452 (3.78%) DB2
8 389 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
9 347 (2.91%) Big Data
10 287 (2.40%) MongoDB
11 285 (2.39%) NoSQL
12 249 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
13 225 (1.88%) Hadoop
14 209 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
15 203 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
16 171 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
17 154 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
18 149 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
19 148 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
20 136 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 751 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 562 (4.71%) Subversion
3 537 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 512 (4.29%) Maven
5 354 (2.96%) JIRA
6 332 (2.78%) Selenium
7 269 (2.25%) JUnit
8 266 (2.23%) Eclipse
9 259 (2.17%) Ant
10 241 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
11 156 (1.31%) Cucumber
12 148 (1.24%) Hudson
13 108 (0.90%) HP UFT
14 106 (0.89%) Visual Studio
15 97 (0.81%) RSpec
16 89 (0.75%) TeamCity
17 88 (0.74%) WebDriver
18 84 (0.70%) LoadRunner
19 70 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
20 69 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 3624 (30.34%) Finance
2 1659 (13.89%) Banking
3 759 (6.35%) Front Office
4 654 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 637 (5.33%) Retail
6 565 (4.73%) Investment Banking
7 282 (2.36%) Back Office
8 225 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 204 (1.71%) Marketing
10 165 (1.38%) Electronics
11 159 (1.33%) Games
12 141 (1.18%) Legal
13 124 (1.04%) Manufacturing
14 93 (0.78%) Advertising
15 75 (0.63%) Billing
16 72 (0.60%) Law
17 68 (0.57%) German Language
18 61 (0.51%) Retail Banking
19 59 (0.49%) French Language
20 44 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3344 (28.00%) Developer
2 1768 (14.80%) Analyst
3 1024 (8.57%) Applications Support
4 1011 (8.46%) Java Developer
5 913 (7.64%) Support Analyst
6 841 (7.04%) Administrator
7 589 (4.93%) Software Engineer
8 588 (4.92%) C++ Developer
9 561 (4.70%) Senior Developer
10 512 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
10 512 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
11 496 (4.15%) Consultant
12 466 (3.90%) Architect
13 462 (3.87%) DBA
14 431 (3.61%) Support Engineer
15 323 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
16 281 (2.35%) Oracle Developer
17 278 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
18 270 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
19 265 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1352 (11.32%) XML
2 1233 (10.32%) HTML
3 1027 (8.60%) Web Services
4 822 (6.88%) Spring
5 756 (6.33%) J2EE
6 722 (6.04%) CSS
7 650 (5.44%) .NET
8 596 (4.99%) Middleware
9 467 (3.91%) FIX Protocol
10 459 (3.84%) Hibernate
11 412 (3.45%) jQuery
12 378 (3.16%) SOAP
13 367 (3.07%) REST
14 352 (2.95%) HTML5
15 316 (2.65%) STL
16 311 (2.60%) JMS
17 267 (2.24%) JSON
18 261 (2.19%) Java EE
19 250 (2.09%) JSP
20 205 (1.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1401 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1135 (9.50%) Computer Science
3 673 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 561 (4.70%) Derivative
5 473 (3.96%) Equities
6 414 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 379 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 331 (2.77%) Fixed Income
9 322 (2.70%) Data Structures
10 297 (2.49%) Mathematics
11 295 (2.47%) Algorithms
11 295 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
12 291 (2.44%) Clustering
13 252 (2.11%) Hedge funds
14 238 (1.99%) Mainframe
15 216 (1.81%) Replication
16 183 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
17 170 (1.42%) User Experience
18 161 (1.35%) Client/Server
19 136 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7013 (58.72%) Linux
2 3494 (29.25%) Windows
3 1253 (10.49%) Solaris
4 615 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 607 (5.08%) AIX
6 335 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 235 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 223 (1.87%) Ubuntu
9 191 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 188 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 186 (1.56%) HPUX
12 178 (1.49%) CentOS
13 153 (1.28%) Android
14 140 (1.17%) Debian
15 116 (0.97%) Windows 7
16 98 (0.82%) Mac OS X
17 92 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
18 91 (0.76%) SUSE
19 77 (0.64%) Windows XP
20 52 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2287 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1226 (10.26%) ITIL
3 1140 (9.54%) Software Engineering
4 856 (7.17%) SDLC
5 811 (6.79%) OO
6 794 (6.65%) Scrum
7 752 (6.30%) TDD
8 712 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
9 693 (5.80%) DevOps
10 618 (5.17%) Multithreading
11 572 (4.79%) Project Management
12 560 (4.69%) E-Commerce
13 555 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
14 536 (4.49%) Configuration Management
15 534 (4.47%) Mentoring
16 494 (4.14%) SOA
17 477 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
18 446 (3.73%) Change Management
19 440 (3.68%) ETL
20 439 (3.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4647 (38.91%) SQL
2 3916 (32.79%) Java
3 1979 (16.57%) Perl
4 1904 (15.94%) Python
5 1651 (13.82%) C++
6 1468 (12.29%) JavaScript
7 1460 (12.22%) Shell Script
8 1028 (8.61%) PL/SQL
9 876 (7.33%) C
10 837 (7.01%) Bash Shell
11 815 (6.82%) C#
12 621 (5.20%) PHP
13 593 (4.96%) Ruby
14 238 (1.99%) Scala
15 233 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 226 (1.89%) Korn
17 173 (1.45%) T-SQL
18 158 (1.32%) VB
19 142 (1.19%) COBOL
20 118 (0.99%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1842 (15.42%) Degree
2 631 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 378 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 375 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 217 (1.82%) CCNA
6 206 (1.72%) CISSP
7 202 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 191 (1.60%) CCNP
9 185 (1.55%) ISEB
10 164 (1.37%) DV Cleared
11 110 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 106 (0.89%) MCSE
13 99 (0.83%) CISM
14 88 (0.74%) ISTQB
15 87 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
16 74 (0.62%) RHCE
17 66 (0.55%) MCITP
18 64 (0.54%) CCIE
19 63 (0.53%) CEH
20 59 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 700 (5.86%) QA
2 392 (3.28%) SLA
3 186 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 175 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 91 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 60 (0.50%) COBIT
7 30 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 16 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.084%) Basel II
9 10 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
10 9 (0.075%) EMIR
10 9 (0.075%) RosettaNet
10 9 (0.075%) MiFID
11 8 (0.067%) WCAG
12 7 (0.059%) PMBOK
12 7 (0.059%) GPG13
12 7 (0.059%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.033%) JTAG
13 4 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 822 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 532 (4.45%) Active Directory
3 393 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
4 144 (1.21%) vSphere
5 133 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 119 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 100 (0.84%) NFS
8 96 (0.80%) Xen
9 78 (0.65%) Docker
10 72 (0.60%) Samba
11 68 (0.57%) XenApp
12 66 (0.55%) KVM
13 62 (0.52%) iptables
14 61 (0.51%) Firmware
15 52 (0.44%) vCloud
16 48 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 47 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
18 44 (0.37%) XenServer
19 41 (0.34%) VirtualBox
20 30 (0.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 644 (5.39%) Puppet
2 386 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 289 (2.42%) Nagios
4 273 (2.29%) Data Guard
5 228 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
6 211 (1.77%) Tivoli
7 194 (1.62%) Ansible
8 126 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 102 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 98 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
11 87 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 87 (0.73%) Vagrant
12 83 (0.69%) Control-M
13 81 (0.68%) Salt
14 77 (0.64%) ZABBIX
15 64 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
16 57 (0.48%) SCCM
17 56 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 55 (0.46%) OpenView
19 48 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3939 (32.98%) Oracle
2 1167 (9.77%) VMware
3 1156 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 848 (7.10%) Red Hat
5 741 (6.20%) IBM
6 688 (5.76%) Cisco
7 658 (5.51%) Sybase
8 568 (4.76%) HP
9 352 (2.95%) Sun
10 319 (2.67%) Citrix
11 267 (2.24%) SAP
12 260 (2.18%) NetApp
13 259 (2.17%) Juniper
14 214 (1.79%) EMC
14 214 (1.79%) F5
15 197 (1.65%) Informatica
16 170 (1.42%) CheckPoint
17 141 (1.18%) Veritas
18 138 (1.16%) Google
19 129 (1.08%) Symantec
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