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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 43 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 5702 6930 7562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.34% 5.90% 6.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.99% 22.23% 25.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4647 5448 6062
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,305 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.25%

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
28528 31181 29599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.70% 26.56% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23878 26240 24980
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 5268 £50,000 +5.26% 625
London -7 2584 £60,000 +4.34% 294
South East +10 1165 £45,000 +3.44% 139
City of London -2 682 £57,500 +4.54% 96
Yorkshire -18 317 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Surrey +22 299 £52,500 +16.66% 27
East of England -29 288 £45,000 +5.88% 42
Berkshire -13 261 £47,500 +5.55% 28
South West +5 259 £40,000 - 30
Hampshire +5 254 £45,000 +12.50% 23
West Midlands +12 248 £42,500 +6.25% 30
West Yorkshire -12 240 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Scotland +2 239 £45,000 +6.50% 26
Leeds -4 189 £44,298 +4.23% 4
North West -44 177 £42,500 +14.48% 35
East Midlands +18 174 £38,750 +11.51% 26
Reading -7 148 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Cambridgeshire -11 108 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Hertfordshire -38 108 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Bristol +10 104 £41,000 +17.14% 12
Birmingham -2 99 £52,500 +23.52% 16
Edinburgh -1 97 £44,750 +14.01% 14
East Sussex +67 95 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Cambridge -3 95 £45,000 +7.78% 13
Northamptonshire +22 93 £40,000 +9.58% 15
Glasgow -2 91 £45,000 -7.69% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 83 £35,000 -9.09% 19
Gloucestershire +11 80 £36,000 -15.29% 7
Brighton +67 75 £36,000 -15.29% 11
Southampton +19 73 £39,000 -13.33% 8

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6887 (59.39%) Linux
2 4247 (36.62%) SQL
3 3750 (32.34%) Java
4 3720 (32.08%) Oracle
5 3699 (31.90%) Finance
6 3640 (31.39%) Windows
7 1970 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
8 1859 (16.03%) Perl
9 1826 (15.75%) Degree
10 1787 (15.41%) Python
11 1737 (14.98%) C++
12 1475 (12.72%) SQL Server
13 1406 (12.12%) Banking
14 1380 (11.90%) Shell Script
15 1361 (11.74%) Solaris
16 1340 (11.56%) JavaScript
17 1252 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
18 1207 (10.41%) XML
19 1183 (10.20%) ITIL
20 1150 (9.92%) Microsoft
21 1139 (9.82%) HTML
22 1138 (9.81%) MySQL
23 1133 (9.77%) VMware
24 1101 (9.49%) Software Engineering
25 1097 (9.46%) Oracle Database
26 1014 (8.74%) PL/SQL
27 1002 (8.64%) Computer Science
28 983 (8.48%) Red Hat
29 979 (8.44%) Web Services
30 966 (8.33%) Relational Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 873 (7.53%) Apache
2 824 (7.11%) Tomcat
3 576 (4.97%) WebSphere
4 528 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 445 (3.84%) JBoss
6 257 (2.22%) IIS
7 223 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 220 (1.90%) MS Exchange
9 158 (1.36%) SharePoint
10 153 (1.32%) nginx
11 147 (1.27%) Node.js
12 140 (1.21%) GlassFish
13 123 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
13 123 (1.06%) SAS
14 115 (0.99%) OpenStack
15 110 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
16 109 (0.94%) MQSeries
17 100 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 99 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
19 97 (0.84%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 738 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 296 (2.55%) MS Office
3 87 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 72 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.36%) MS Project
6 24 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.086%) CPLEX
7 10 (0.086%) SPSS
8 5 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.034%) InDesign
9 4 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.026%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.017%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.009%) InCopy
12 1 (0.009%) Mingle
12 1 (0.009%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.009%) EViews
12 1 (0.009%) Maya
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 185 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 137 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 131 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
4 91 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 77 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 59 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 51 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 50 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
9 45 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 44 (0.38%) ION MarketView
11 38 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
12 36 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
13 29 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
14 28 (0.24%) RMDS
15 23 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
16 22 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
16 22 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
17 20 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
18 19 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
19 18 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 433 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 217 (1.87%) SaaS
3 112 (0.97%) PaaS
4 83 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 68 (0.59%) IaaS
6 60 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 51 (0.44%) GitHub
9 48 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 30 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
12 19 (0.16%) Office 365
13 17 (0.15%) Google App Engine
14 14 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
15 12 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
16 11 (0.095%) Heroku
17 10 (0.086%) Rackspace Cloud
18 9 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 905 (7.80%) TCP/IP
2 887 (7.65%) Firewall
3 727 (6.27%) SAN
4 665 (5.73%) DNS
5 510 (4.40%) Internet
6 479 (4.13%) HTTP
7 396 (3.41%) LAN
8 361 (3.11%) WAN
9 288 (2.48%) LDAP
10 257 (2.22%) VPN
11 251 (2.16%) NAS
12 218 (1.88%) Network Security
13 213 (1.84%) DHCP
14 190 (1.64%) SSL
15 187 (1.61%) BGP
16 150 (1.29%) FTP
17 147 (1.27%) VoIP
18 139 (1.20%) SSH
19 134 (1.16%) OSPF
20 119 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1475 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 1138 (9.81%) MySQL
3 1097 (9.46%) Oracle Database
4 966 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 531 (4.58%) RDBMS
6 512 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 405 (3.49%) DB2
8 330 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
9 321 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 282 (2.43%) Big Data
11 236 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
12 233 (2.01%) NoSQL
13 227 (1.96%) MongoDB
14 181 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 170 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 166 (1.43%) Hadoop
17 155 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
18 132 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
19 128 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
20 124 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 649 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 516 (4.45%) Subversion
3 509 (4.39%) Maven
4 437 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 296 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
6 295 (2.54%) Eclipse
7 293 (2.53%) JUnit
8 254 (2.19%) Ant
9 242 (2.09%) JIRA
10 205 (1.77%) Selenium
11 140 (1.21%) Hudson
12 127 (1.10%) Cucumber
13 122 (1.05%) TeamCity
14 111 (0.96%) Visual Studio
15 80 (0.69%) WebDriver
16 71 (0.61%) Mercurial
17 68 (0.59%) Toad
18 67 (0.58%) LoadRunner
19 65 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
19 65 (0.56%) RSpec
General
1 3699 (31.90%) Finance
2 1406 (12.12%) Banking
3 627 (5.41%) Retail
4 575 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 564 (4.86%) Front Office
6 453 (3.91%) Investment Banking
7 241 (2.08%) Marketing
8 240 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 235 (2.03%) Back Office
10 198 (1.71%) Games
11 142 (1.22%) Electronics
12 137 (1.18%) Legal
13 113 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 99 (0.85%) Advertising
15 80 (0.69%) French Language
16 76 (0.66%) Law
17 72 (0.62%) Automotive
17 72 (0.62%) Billing
18 64 (0.55%) Publishing
19 63 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3082 (26.58%) Developer
2 1551 (13.38%) Analyst
3 1014 (8.74%) Java Developer
4 908 (7.83%) Administrator
5 870 (7.50%) Applications Support
6 794 (6.85%) Support Analyst
7 639 (5.51%) Consultant
8 602 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 583 (5.03%) C++ Developer
10 582 (5.02%) Software Engineer
11 512 (4.42%) Support Engineer
12 482 (4.16%) Architect
13 445 (3.84%) Senior Developer
14 436 (3.76%) DBA
15 384 (3.31%) Applications Support Analyst
16 307 (2.65%) Linux Administrator
17 280 (2.41%) Technical Support
18 279 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
19 276 (2.38%) UNIX Administrator
20 274 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1207 (10.41%) XML
2 1139 (9.82%) HTML
3 979 (8.44%) Web Services
4 803 (6.92%) J2EE
5 791 (6.82%) Spring
6 678 (5.85%) CSS
7 614 (5.29%) .NET
8 562 (4.85%) Middleware
9 454 (3.92%) Hibernate
10 413 (3.56%) SOAP
11 376 (3.24%) jQuery
12 354 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
13 348 (3.00%) JMS
14 318 (2.74%) Java EE
15 310 (2.67%) HTML5
16 295 (2.54%) REST
17 276 (2.38%) STL
18 258 (2.22%) JSP
19 243 (2.10%) JSON
20 239 (2.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1252 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 1002 (8.64%) Computer Science
3 447 (3.85%) Derivative
4 384 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 379 (3.27%) Equities
6 350 (3.02%) Open Source
7 346 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 330 (2.85%) Data Structures
9 324 (2.79%) Clustering
10 318 (2.74%) Fixed Income
11 300 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
12 284 (2.45%) Algorithms
13 254 (2.19%) Mainframe
14 251 (2.16%) Mathematics
15 197 (1.70%) Hedge funds
16 178 (1.54%) Replication
17 168 (1.45%) Client/Server
18 129 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
19 128 (1.10%) User Experience
20 113 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6887 (59.39%) Linux
2 3640 (31.39%) Windows
3 1361 (11.74%) Solaris
4 701 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 638 (5.50%) AIX
6 330 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 247 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 223 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 205 (1.77%) HPUX
10 200 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 180 (1.55%) CentOS
12 151 (1.30%) Debian
13 147 (1.27%) Android
13 147 (1.27%) Apple iOS
14 121 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 116 (1.00%) SUSE
16 112 (0.97%) Windows XP
17 109 (0.94%) Windows 7
18 98 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
19 61 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1970 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1183 (10.20%) ITIL
3 1101 (9.49%) Software Engineering
4 886 (7.64%) OO
5 748 (6.45%) TDD
6 689 (5.94%) DevOps
7 673 (5.80%) Scrum
8 645 (5.56%) Multithreading
9 574 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
10 570 (4.92%) E-Commerce
11 516 (4.45%) Project Management
11 516 (4.45%) Performance Tuning
12 482 (4.16%) SOA
13 455 (3.92%) Configuration Management
14 450 (3.88%) Service Delivery
15 446 (3.85%) Mentoring
16 417 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
17 393 (3.39%) MVC
18 383 (3.30%) Change Management
18 383 (3.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4247 (36.62%) SQL
2 3750 (32.34%) Java
3 1859 (16.03%) Perl
4 1787 (15.41%) Python
5 1737 (14.98%) C++
6 1380 (11.90%) Shell Script
7 1340 (11.56%) JavaScript
8 1014 (8.74%) PL/SQL
9 831 (7.17%) C
10 799 (6.89%) Bash Shell
11 789 (6.80%) C#
12 704 (6.07%) PHP
13 587 (5.06%) Ruby
14 263 (2.27%) PowerShell
15 207 (1.79%) Korn
16 201 (1.73%) T-SQL
17 178 (1.54%) Scala
18 140 (1.21%) COBOL
19 124 (1.07%) VBA
20 121 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 1826 (15.75%) Degree
2 552 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 349 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 338 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 233 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 211 (1.82%) CCNA
7 204 (1.76%) ISEB
8 179 (1.54%) CISSP
9 169 (1.46%) CCNP
10 146 (1.26%) MCSE
11 140 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 105 (0.91%) RHCE
12 105 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 83 (0.72%) MCP
14 80 (0.69%) Sun Certification
15 76 (0.66%) ISTQB
16 74 (0.64%) MCITP
16 74 (0.64%) CISM
17 69 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
18 67 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (5.59%) QA
2 455 (3.92%) SLA
3 177 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 144 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 63 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 55 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 55 (0.47%) COBIT
7 18 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 15 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 15 (0.13%) Basel II
9 14 (0.12%) EMIR
10 12 (0.10%) RosettaNet
11 10 (0.086%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.078%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.069%) GPG13
14 7 (0.060%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.060%) ISO 8583
14 7 (0.060%) WCAG
14 7 (0.060%) MiFID
15 4 (0.034%) PMBOK
System Software
1 728 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 557 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 316 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
4 196 (1.69%) vSphere
5 163 (1.41%) NFS
6 127 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 117 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 86 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 85 (0.73%) XenApp
10 79 (0.68%) Xen
11 73 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 67 (0.58%) Firmware
13 59 (0.51%) iptables
14 57 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 56 (0.48%) KVM
16 45 (0.39%) vCloud
17 42 (0.36%) Squid
17 42 (0.36%) Samba
18 34 (0.29%) XenServer
19 32 (0.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 642 (5.54%) Puppet
2 416 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 289 (2.49%) Nagios
4 208 (1.79%) Tivoli
5 203 (1.75%) Data Guard
6 163 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 147 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 141 (1.22%) Ansible
9 77 (0.66%) Control-M
9 77 (0.66%) Salt
10 70 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 67 (0.58%) SCCM
12 65 (0.56%) SCOM
13 60 (0.52%) OpenView
14 56 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 54 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
16 50 (0.43%) Cobbler
17 46 (0.40%) Vagrant
18 44 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
19 41 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3720 (32.08%) Oracle
2 1150 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 1133 (9.77%) VMware
4 983 (8.48%) Red Hat
5 711 (6.13%) IBM
6 695 (5.99%) Cisco
7 646 (5.57%) HP
8 543 (4.68%) Sybase
9 353 (3.04%) Citrix
10 341 (2.94%) Sun
11 286 (2.47%) NetApp
12 252 (2.17%) SAP
13 245 (2.11%) EMC
14 243 (2.10%) Juniper
15 213 (1.84%) Veritas
16 191 (1.65%) Business Objects
17 182 (1.57%) F5
18 169 (1.46%) CheckPoint
19 152 (1.31%) Informatica
20 143 (1.23%) Symantec
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