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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 44 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 5830 7446 8123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.26% 6.17% 7.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.60% 23.18% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4728 5832 6357
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 £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £68,650
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
29741 32126 30634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 26.60% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24926 26762 25655
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 £24,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -10 5422 £50,000 +5.26% 671
London -10 2619 £60,000 +4.34% 326
South East +8 1181 £45,000 +5.88% 129
City of London -2 732 £57,500 - 120
Yorkshire -12 356 £40,000 +6.66% 40
Berkshire 0 351 £45,000 - 31
East of England -29 300 £45,000 +12.50% 44
Surrey +10 292 £49,000 +8.88% 38
West Yorkshire -4 292 £42,500 +6.25% 31
South West 0 287 £40,000 +6.66% 36
West Midlands -10 233 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Leeds +1 226 £42,500 - 25
North West -25 226 £44,000 +17.33% 42
Scotland -5 219 £44,750 +5.29% 32
Hampshire -9 207 £42,500 +6.25% 23
East Midlands +17 184 £37,000 +5.71% 23
Reading -13 169 £48,250 +13.52% 19
Cambridgeshire -2 111 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Cambridge +2 110 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Hertfordshire -35 107 £43,000 +7.50% 9
Bristol +1 99 £40,500 +15.71% 9
Manchester -44 98 £37,500 - 24
Birmingham -10 94 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Edinburgh 0 92 £43,625 +5.75% 20
Gloucestershire +3 88 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Glasgow -15 85 £45,000 -5.26% 6
East Sussex +49 84 £40,000 - 10
Buckinghamshire +7 82 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Cheshire -19 70 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Nottinghamshire -9 67 £35,000 - 8

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7008 (58.65%) Linux
2 4336 (36.29%) SQL
3 3857 (32.28%) Finance
4 3845 (32.18%) Oracle
5 3825 (32.01%) Java
6 3809 (31.88%) Windows
7 1918 (16.05%) Degree
8 1915 (16.03%) Perl
9 1914 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
10 1798 (15.05%) C++
11 1721 (14.40%) Python
12 1540 (12.89%) Solaris
13 1468 (12.29%) Banking
14 1461 (12.23%) Shell Script
15 1456 (12.19%) SQL Server
16 1343 (11.24%) JavaScript
17 1310 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
18 1291 (10.81%) ITIL
19 1239 (10.37%) XML
20 1232 (10.31%) Microsoft
21 1215 (10.17%) MySQL
22 1188 (9.94%) HTML
23 1187 (9.93%) VMware
24 1118 (9.36%) Software Engineering
25 1070 (8.96%) Oracle Database
26 1024 (8.57%) Red Hat
27 995 (8.33%) Computer Science
28 983 (8.23%) TCP/IP
29 979 (8.19%) OO
30 968 (8.10%) Web Services

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 944 (7.90%) Apache
2 926 (7.75%) Tomcat
3 584 (4.89%) WebSphere
4 557 (4.66%) WebLogic
5 484 (4.05%) JBoss
6 270 (2.26%) IIS
7 217 (1.82%) MS Exchange
8 204 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 168 (1.41%) GlassFish
10 163 (1.36%) nginx
11 161 (1.35%) SharePoint
12 138 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 138 (1.16%) Node.js
13 118 (0.99%) SAS
14 115 (0.96%) Apache Solr
15 110 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
15 110 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
16 108 (0.90%) MQSeries
17 106 (0.89%) OpenStack
18 97 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 712 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 319 (2.67%) MS Office
3 77 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (0.33%) MS Project
6 18 (0.15%) SPSS
7 17 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.084%) CPLEX
9 6 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
10 5 (0.042%) DOC1
10 5 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.033%) InDesign
12 3 (0.025%) Abaqus
13 2 (0.017%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.017%) EViews
13 2 (0.017%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.008%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.008%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.008%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 187 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 138 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 110 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
4 87 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
5 76 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
6 49 (0.41%) ION MarketView
6 49 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 47 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
8 45 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 39 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
10 35 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 35 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
11 31 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
12 30 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
13 27 (0.23%) RMDS
13 27 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
14 20 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
15 18 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
16 17 (0.14%) Magento
17 16 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 402 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (1.87%) SaaS
3 120 (1.00%) PaaS
4 77 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 69 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 65 (0.54%) IaaS
7 55 (0.46%) GitHub
8 43 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 28 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.18%) Office 365
13 17 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
14 14 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
14 14 (0.12%) Google App Engine
15 13 (0.11%) Heroku
15 13 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
16 10 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 983 (8.23%) TCP/IP
2 926 (7.75%) Firewall
3 767 (6.42%) SAN
4 716 (5.99%) DNS
5 580 (4.85%) Internet
6 510 (4.27%) HTTP
7 403 (3.37%) LAN
8 357 (2.99%) WAN
9 287 (2.40%) VPN
10 256 (2.14%) NAS
11 254 (2.13%) LDAP
12 235 (1.97%) DHCP
13 226 (1.89%) Network Security
14 193 (1.62%) SSL
15 189 (1.58%) FTP
16 186 (1.56%) BGP
17 157 (1.31%) SSH
18 133 (1.11%) SMTP
19 128 (1.07%) VoIP
19 128 (1.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1456 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 1215 (10.17%) MySQL
3 1070 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 956 (8.00%) Relational Database
5 564 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 489 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 386 (3.23%) DB2
8 341 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
9 316 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 286 (2.39%) Big Data
11 251 (2.10%) NoSQL
12 232 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
13 216 (1.81%) MongoDB
14 190 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 169 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 167 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
17 150 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
18 133 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
19 131 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
20 111 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 646 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 565 (4.73%) Subversion
3 495 (4.14%) Maven
4 412 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 301 (2.52%) JUnit
5 301 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
6 285 (2.39%) JIRA
7 283 (2.37%) Eclipse
8 266 (2.23%) Ant
9 185 (1.55%) Selenium
10 172 (1.44%) Hudson
11 127 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 122 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 105 (0.88%) Visual Studio
14 81 (0.68%) WebDriver
15 75 (0.63%) Mercurial
16 73 (0.61%) Toad
17 64 (0.54%) LoadRunner
18 58 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
18 58 (0.49%) ClearCase
General
1 3857 (32.28%) Finance
2 1468 (12.29%) Banking
3 655 (5.48%) Retail
4 575 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 544 (4.55%) Front Office
6 501 (4.19%) Investment Banking
7 254 (2.13%) Marketing
8 253 (2.12%) Financial Institution
9 218 (1.82%) Games
10 209 (1.75%) Back Office
11 119 (1.00%) Legal
12 118 (0.99%) Advertising
13 115 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 114 (0.95%) Electronics
15 84 (0.70%) Automotive
16 80 (0.67%) Law
17 69 (0.58%) French Language
18 68 (0.57%) Publishing
19 67 (0.56%) Billing
20 65 (0.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3055 (25.57%) Developer
2 1629 (13.63%) Analyst
3 1023 (8.56%) Java Developer
4 939 (7.86%) Administrator
5 865 (7.24%) Applications Support
6 860 (7.20%) Support Analyst
7 667 (5.58%) Consultant
8 628 (5.26%) C++ Developer
9 614 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
10 597 (5.00%) Software Engineer
11 543 (4.54%) Architect
12 523 (4.38%) Support Engineer
13 453 (3.79%) Senior Developer
14 428 (3.58%) DBA
15 385 (3.22%) Applications Support Analyst
16 320 (2.68%) Linux Administrator
17 309 (2.59%) UNIX Administrator
18 307 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
19 276 (2.31%) Software Developer
20 268 (2.24%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1239 (10.37%) XML
2 1188 (9.94%) HTML
3 968 (8.10%) Web Services
4 847 (7.09%) J2EE
5 818 (6.85%) Spring
6 726 (6.08%) CSS
7 607 (5.08%) .NET
8 601 (5.03%) Middleware
9 467 (3.91%) Hibernate
10 446 (3.73%) SOAP
11 395 (3.31%) jQuery
12 373 (3.12%) FIX Protocol
13 350 (2.93%) JMS
14 337 (2.82%) Java EE
15 307 (2.57%) HTML5
16 291 (2.44%) STL
17 275 (2.30%) Ajax
18 269 (2.25%) JSP
19 265 (2.22%) REST
20 231 (1.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1310 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 995 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 425 (3.56%) Derivative
4 384 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 375 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 371 (3.11%) Equities
7 363 (3.04%) Open Source
8 347 (2.90%) Fixed Income
8 347 (2.90%) Clustering
9 288 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 288 (2.41%) Data Structures
10 277 (2.32%) Mainframe
11 270 (2.26%) Algorithms
12 256 (2.14%) Mathematics
13 209 (1.75%) Hedge funds
14 171 (1.43%) Client/Server
15 170 (1.42%) Replication
16 120 (1.00%) User Experience
17 115 (0.96%) PKI
18 113 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7008 (58.65%) Linux
2 3809 (31.88%) Windows
3 1540 (12.89%) Solaris
4 744 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 679 (5.68%) AIX
6 355 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 281 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 237 (1.98%) HPUX
9 216 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 182 (1.52%) CentOS
11 175 (1.46%) Ubuntu
12 156 (1.31%) Debian
13 150 (1.26%) Android
14 132 (1.10%) SUSE
15 129 (1.08%) Windows XP
16 127 (1.06%) Apple iOS
17 117 (0.98%) Windows 7
18 115 (0.96%) Mac OS X
19 80 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
20 65 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1914 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1291 (10.81%) ITIL
3 1118 (9.36%) Software Engineering
4 979 (8.19%) OO
5 716 (5.99%) TDD
6 684 (5.72%) Multithreading
7 670 (5.61%) Scrum
8 623 (5.21%) DevOps
9 607 (5.08%) E-Commerce
10 552 (4.62%) Project Management
11 551 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
12 546 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
13 498 (4.17%) Mentoring
14 485 (4.06%) SOA
15 465 (3.89%) Service Delivery
16 441 (3.69%) Configuration Management
17 433 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
18 412 (3.45%) Change Management
19 407 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
20 401 (3.36%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4336 (36.29%) SQL
2 3825 (32.01%) Java
3 1915 (16.03%) Perl
4 1798 (15.05%) C++
5 1721 (14.40%) Python
6 1461 (12.23%) Shell Script
7 1343 (11.24%) JavaScript
8 963 (8.06%) PL/SQL
9 824 (6.90%) C
10 797 (6.67%) C#
11 793 (6.64%) Bash Shell
12 784 (6.56%) PHP
13 555 (4.65%) Ruby
14 258 (2.16%) PowerShell
15 203 (1.70%) Korn
16 180 (1.51%) T-SQL
17 167 (1.40%) Scala
18 155 (1.30%) VBA
19 134 (1.12%) VB
20 116 (0.97%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1918 (16.05%) Degree
2 555 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 352 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 319 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 246 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 227 (1.90%) ISEB
7 195 (1.63%) CCNA
8 193 (1.62%) CISSP
9 168 (1.41%) CCNP
10 166 (1.39%) MCSE
11 132 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 131 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 105 (0.88%) RHCE
14 104 (0.87%) ISTQB
15 88 (0.74%) Sun Certification
16 82 (0.69%) MCITP
17 80 (0.67%) MCP
18 75 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
19 70 (0.59%) CISM
19 70 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (5.71%) QA
2 460 (3.85%) SLA
3 177 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 158 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 61 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 50 (0.42%) COBIT
8 17 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 17 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 16 (0.13%) Basel II
9 16 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 13 (0.11%) EMIR
12 11 (0.092%) GPG13
12 11 (0.092%) RosettaNet
13 9 (0.075%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.059%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.025%) WCAG
15 3 (0.025%) HIPAA
System Software
1 755 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 546 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 298 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
4 232 (1.94%) vSphere
5 161 (1.35%) NFS
6 132 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 127 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 97 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 81 (0.68%) Xen
10 78 (0.65%) XenApp
11 69 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 68 (0.57%) Firmware
13 63 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 58 (0.49%) Samba
15 57 (0.48%) KVM
16 51 (0.43%) iptables
17 50 (0.42%) Squid
18 40 (0.33%) Varnish
19 38 (0.32%) vCloud
19 38 (0.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 616 (5.16%) Puppet
2 406 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
3 290 (2.43%) Nagios
4 198 (1.66%) Tivoli
5 171 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 170 (1.42%) Data Guard
7 164 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 107 (0.90%) Ansible
9 83 (0.69%) Control-M
10 78 (0.65%) SCOM
11 68 (0.57%) SCCM
12 64 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 61 (0.51%) Salt
14 53 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 53 (0.44%) OpenView
15 52 (0.44%) Cobbler
16 50 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
17 40 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
17 40 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
18 37 (0.31%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3845 (32.18%) Oracle
2 1232 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 1187 (9.93%) VMware
4 1024 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 738 (6.18%) IBM
6 733 (6.13%) HP
7 721 (6.03%) Cisco
8 565 (4.73%) Sybase
9 390 (3.26%) Sun
10 382 (3.20%) Citrix
11 305 (2.55%) NetApp
12 257 (2.15%) SAP
13 254 (2.13%) EMC
14 249 (2.08%) Veritas
15 224 (1.87%) Juniper
16 207 (1.73%) Business Objects
17 184 (1.54%) CheckPoint
18 175 (1.46%) F5
19 157 (1.31%) Symantec
20 151 (1.26%) Informatica
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