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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 44 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 5829 7316 8084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.27% 6.31% 7.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.61% 23.56% 26.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4690 5710 6367
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 £32,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
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
29731 31047 30085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.86% 26.77% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 24935 25747 25225
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £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 1 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 1 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 -12 5435 £50,000 +5.26% 721
London -10 2612 £60,000 - 351
South East +4 1176 £44,750 +5.29% 138
City of London -4 705 £57,500 - 137
Yorkshire -12 377 £39,000 +4.00% 46
Berkshire -2 373 £45,000 - 35
East of England -25 316 £43,500 +8.75% 49
West Yorkshire +1 315 £42,500 +8.97% 30
Surrey +8 295 £46,250 +2.77% 38
South West -4 292 £40,000 +6.66% 42
Leeds +7 249 £42,500 +6.25% 23
North West -21 243 £45,000 +20.00% 32
West Midlands -23 217 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Scotland -6 203 £43,500 -3.33% 34
Hampshire -28 181 £42,000 +5.00% 32
East Midlands +16 174 £35,000 - 23
Reading -10 170 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Hertfordshire -35 113 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Cambridgeshire +2 108 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Cambridge +9 107 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Bristol +5 103 £40,000 +10.34% 14
Manchester -42 101 £37,500 - 22
Birmingham -20 90 £42,875 -4.72% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 87 £40,000 +3.89% 9
Glasgow -17 84 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Edinburgh -8 81 £42,500 +9.67% 22
Gloucestershire -2 80 £47,500 +21.79% 9
Cheshire -18 78 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 76 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Nottingham -5 71 £35,000 -34.88% 5

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 7041 (58.20%) Linux
2 4390 (36.29%) SQL
3 3899 (32.23%) Oracle
4 3893 (32.18%) Windows
5 3860 (31.91%) Finance
6 3855 (31.86%) Java
7 1997 (16.51%) Degree
8 1942 (16.05%) Perl
9 1859 (15.37%) Agile Software Development
10 1780 (14.71%) C++
11 1729 (14.29%) Python
12 1596 (13.19%) Solaris
13 1514 (12.51%) Shell Script
14 1480 (12.23%) SQL Server
15 1464 (12.10%) Banking
16 1361 (11.25%) JavaScript
17 1358 (11.22%) ITIL
18 1293 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
19 1288 (10.65%) Microsoft
20 1252 (10.35%) MySQL
21 1242 (10.27%) XML
22 1234 (10.20%) VMware
23 1216 (10.05%) HTML
24 1118 (9.24%) Software Engineering
25 1067 (8.82%) Oracle Database
26 1057 (8.74%) Red Hat
27 1028 (8.50%) Computer Science
28 1012 (8.37%) TCP/IP
29 1007 (8.32%) OO
30 984 (8.13%) Apache

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 984 (8.13%) Apache
2 969 (8.01%) Tomcat
3 588 (4.86%) WebLogic
4 559 (4.62%) WebSphere
5 480 (3.97%) JBoss
6 277 (2.29%) IIS
7 218 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 189 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 175 (1.45%) GlassFish
10 170 (1.41%) nginx
11 164 (1.36%) SharePoint
12 145 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
13 134 (1.11%) Node.js
14 118 (0.98%) Apache Solr
15 116 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
16 113 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
17 111 (0.92%) SAS
18 105 (0.87%) OpenStack
19 103 (0.85%) MQSeries
20 95 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 721 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 336 (2.78%) MS Office
3 80 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 58 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.35%) MS Project
6 18 (0.15%) SPSS
7 12 (0.099%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.083%) CPLEX
9 6 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
10 5 (0.041%) DOC1
11 4 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.033%) InDesign
11 4 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.025%) Abaqus
13 2 (0.017%) EViews
14 1 (0.008%) FastStats
14 1 (0.008%) Mingle
14 1 (0.008%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.008%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.008%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 191 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
2 143 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 113 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 83 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 75 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
6 48 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 47 (0.39%) ION MarketView
8 46 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
9 45 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
10 40 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
11 36 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
12 35 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
13 31 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
14 27 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
15 25 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 24 (0.20%) RMDS
17 20 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
18 18 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
18 18 (0.15%) Magento
19 14 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 232 (1.92%) SaaS
2 181 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (1.02%) PaaS
4 80 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 71 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 67 (0.55%) IaaS
7 53 (0.44%) GitHub
8 49 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 32 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (0.16%) Office 365
13 17 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
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 12 (0.099%) Heroku
16 9 (0.074%) Rackspace Cloud
16 9 (0.074%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1012 (8.37%) TCP/IP
2 924 (7.64%) Firewall
3 787 (6.51%) SAN
4 737 (6.09%) DNS
5 608 (5.03%) Internet
6 512 (4.23%) HTTP
7 404 (3.34%) LAN
8 357 (2.95%) WAN
9 303 (2.50%) VPN
10 264 (2.18%) NAS
11 246 (2.03%) LDAP
12 238 (1.97%) DHCP
13 219 (1.81%) Network Security
14 203 (1.68%) FTP
15 198 (1.64%) SSL
16 186 (1.54%) BGP
17 168 (1.39%) SSH
18 137 (1.13%) SMTP
19 126 (1.04%) OSPF
20 121 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1480 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 1252 (10.35%) MySQL
3 1067 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 954 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 574 (4.74%) RDBMS
6 475 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 386 (3.19%) DB2
8 349 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
9 316 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 298 (2.46%) Big Data
11 256 (2.12%) NoSQL
12 235 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
13 202 (1.67%) MongoDB
14 198 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
15 165 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
16 159 (1.31%) Hadoop
17 144 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
18 136 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
19 134 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
20 100 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 644 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 596 (4.93%) Subversion
3 487 (4.03%) Maven
4 403 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 299 (2.47%) JUnit
6 297 (2.45%) Oracle Forms
7 284 (2.35%) JIRA
8 279 (2.31%) Eclipse
9 258 (2.13%) Ant
10 180 (1.49%) Hudson
11 175 (1.45%) Selenium
12 117 (0.97%) TeamCity
13 115 (0.95%) Cucumber
14 109 (0.90%) Visual Studio
15 77 (0.64%) Toad
16 75 (0.62%) Mercurial
16 75 (0.62%) WebDriver
17 64 (0.53%) LoadRunner
18 60 (0.50%) ClearCase
19 59 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3860 (31.91%) Finance
2 1464 (12.10%) Banking
3 629 (5.20%) Retail
4 568 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 541 (4.47%) Front Office
6 517 (4.27%) Investment Banking
7 258 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 256 (2.12%) Marketing
9 217 (1.79%) Games
10 201 (1.66%) Back Office
11 122 (1.01%) Advertising
12 107 (0.88%) Legal
13 104 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 94 (0.78%) Electronics
15 84 (0.69%) Automotive
16 80 (0.66%) Law
17 74 (0.61%) French Language
18 73 (0.60%) Publishing
19 71 (0.59%) Aerospace
20 65 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2997 (24.77%) Developer
2 1722 (14.23%) Analyst
3 1001 (8.27%) Java Developer
4 967 (7.99%) Administrator
5 929 (7.68%) Support Analyst
6 878 (7.26%) Applications Support
7 645 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
8 642 (5.31%) Consultant
9 618 (5.11%) C++ Developer
10 600 (4.96%) Software Engineer
11 572 (4.73%) Architect
12 534 (4.41%) Support Engineer
13 463 (3.83%) Senior Developer
14 426 (3.52%) DBA
15 399 (3.30%) Applications Support Analyst
16 344 (2.84%) Linux Administrator
17 328 (2.71%) UNIX Administrator
18 309 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
19 288 (2.38%) Technical Support
20 278 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1242 (10.27%) XML
2 1216 (10.05%) HTML
3 947 (7.83%) Web Services
4 847 (7.00%) J2EE
5 805 (6.65%) Spring
6 747 (6.17%) CSS
7 629 (5.20%) Middleware
8 579 (4.79%) .NET
9 454 (3.75%) Hibernate
10 446 (3.69%) SOAP
11 420 (3.47%) jQuery
12 370 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
13 330 (2.73%) Java EE
14 327 (2.70%) JMS
15 309 (2.55%) HTML5
16 289 (2.39%) STL
17 280 (2.31%) Ajax
18 274 (2.26%) JSP
19 242 (2.00%) REST
20 223 (1.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1293 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1028 (8.50%) Computer Science
3 402 (3.32%) Derivative
4 394 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 374 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 369 (3.05%) Open Source
7 363 (3.00%) Equities
8 352 (2.91%) Clustering
9 348 (2.88%) Fixed Income
10 288 (2.38%) Mainframe
11 279 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
12 270 (2.23%) Mathematics
13 269 (2.22%) Data Structures
14 266 (2.20%) Algorithms
15 212 (1.75%) Hedge funds
16 163 (1.35%) Client/Server
17 160 (1.32%) Replication
18 120 (0.99%) Mobile App
19 113 (0.93%) PKI
20 111 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7041 (58.20%) Linux
2 3893 (32.18%) Windows
3 1596 (13.19%) Solaris
4 781 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 684 (5.65%) AIX
6 367 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 293 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 235 (1.94%) HPUX
9 215 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 194 (1.60%) CentOS
11 167 (1.38%) Ubuntu
12 157 (1.30%) Debian
13 153 (1.26%) Android
14 140 (1.16%) Windows XP
15 129 (1.07%) SUSE
16 128 (1.06%) Apple iOS
17 124 (1.02%) Windows 7
18 123 (1.02%) Mac OS X
19 75 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
20 61 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1859 (15.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1358 (11.22%) ITIL
3 1118 (9.24%) Software Engineering
4 1007 (8.32%) OO
5 687 (5.68%) TDD
6 667 (5.51%) Multithreading
7 654 (5.41%) Scrum
8 617 (5.10%) DevOps
9 602 (4.98%) E-Commerce
10 561 (4.64%) Project Management
11 560 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
12 540 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
13 495 (4.09%) Mentoring
14 487 (4.03%) SOA
15 475 (3.93%) Service Delivery
16 443 (3.66%) Configuration Management
17 431 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
18 428 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
19 421 (3.48%) Change Management
20 407 (3.36%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4390 (36.29%) SQL
2 3855 (31.86%) Java
3 1942 (16.05%) Perl
4 1780 (14.71%) C++
5 1729 (14.29%) Python
6 1514 (12.51%) Shell Script
7 1361 (11.25%) JavaScript
8 956 (7.90%) PL/SQL
9 814 (6.73%) Bash Shell
10 810 (6.70%) C
11 805 (6.65%) PHP
12 798 (6.60%) C#
13 558 (4.61%) Ruby
14 264 (2.18%) PowerShell
15 192 (1.59%) Korn
16 180 (1.49%) T-SQL
17 170 (1.41%) Scala
18 163 (1.35%) VBA
19 147 (1.22%) VB
20 112 (0.93%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1997 (16.51%) Degree
2 547 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 347 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 309 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 241 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 234 (1.93%) ISEB
7 194 (1.60%) CISSP
8 191 (1.58%) CCNA
9 166 (1.37%) MCSE
10 155 (1.28%) CCNP
11 136 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 128 (1.06%) DV Cleared
13 106 (0.88%) ISTQB
14 103 (0.85%) RHCE
15 90 (0.74%) Sun Certification
16 80 (0.66%) MCP
17 79 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
17 79 (0.65%) MCITP
18 75 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 72 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 704 (5.82%) QA
2 474 (3.92%) SLA
3 176 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 141 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 73 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 56 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 43 (0.36%) COBIT
8 17 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 16 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.099%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.091%) EMIR
12 11 (0.091%) Basel II
12 11 (0.091%) RosettaNet
13 9 (0.074%) GPG13
13 9 (0.074%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.058%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.025%) WCAG
15 3 (0.025%) HIPAA
System Software
1 797 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 539 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 298 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
4 244 (2.02%) vSphere
5 163 (1.35%) NFS
6 138 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 130 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 96 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 82 (0.68%) Xen
10 81 (0.67%) XenApp
10 81 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 67 (0.55%) Firmware
12 65 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 64 (0.53%) Samba
14 54 (0.45%) KVM
15 53 (0.44%) iptables
16 51 (0.42%) Squid
17 44 (0.36%) Varnish
18 42 (0.35%) NDS
19 38 (0.31%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 617 (5.10%) Puppet
2 410 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 288 (2.38%) Nagios
4 208 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 184 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 167 (1.38%) Data Guard
7 164 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 104 (0.86%) Ansible
9 90 (0.74%) SCOM
10 89 (0.74%) Control-M
11 76 (0.63%) SCCM
12 63 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 58 (0.48%) OpenView
13 58 (0.48%) Salt
14 54 (0.45%) Cobbler
15 53 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
16 48 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 47 (0.39%) Netcool
18 43 (0.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
19 40 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3899 (32.23%) Oracle
2 1288 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 1234 (10.20%) VMware
4 1057 (8.74%) Red Hat
5 749 (6.19%) HP
6 739 (6.11%) IBM
7 734 (6.07%) Cisco
8 582 (4.81%) Sybase
9 403 (3.33%) Sun
10 384 (3.17%) Citrix
11 313 (2.59%) NetApp
12 257 (2.12%) EMC
13 253 (2.09%) Veritas
14 236 (1.95%) SAP
15 222 (1.84%) Juniper
16 217 (1.79%) Business Objects
17 191 (1.58%) CheckPoint
18 173 (1.43%) F5
19 164 (1.36%) Symantec
20 157 (1.30%) Informatica
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Attenda
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Salary: Excellent Benefits
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Access Computer Consulting Plc
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Salary: excellent benefits
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Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
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Salary: Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: bonus+bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: Pension Gym Membership Healthcare
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Salary: Excellent Package
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