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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 7031 7356 9334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.04% 6.92% 7.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.54% 25.32% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5583 5930 7562
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 £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
31187 29054 32607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.32% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25876 24714 27872
Average salary £40,000 £40,997 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.49%
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 29 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 29 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 -6 6507 £50,000 +5.26% 673
London -6 3228 £57,500 +4.54% 318
South East -14 1133 £42,500 - 111
City of London -1 984 £55,000 -4.34% 150
Yorkshire 0 529 £37,500 +6.38% 43
East of England +10 495 £44,500 +11.25% 65
Berkshire -3 387 £45,000 +0.55% 28
West Yorkshire -2 376 £40,000 +6.66% 34
North West -5 316 £42,500 - 47
West Midlands -11 312 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Scotland -4 294 £42,000 -1.17% 33
South West -9 287 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Leeds +4 285 £40,000 +4.23% 21
Surrey -8 245 £42,500 - 22
Hampshire -19 229 £44,500 +11.25% 26
Hertfordshire -7 183 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Cambridgeshire -3 165 £43,500 +11.53% 25
Reading -3 162 £40,000 -8.57% 7
Glasgow -7 147 £42,500 -5.55% 14
Cambridge 0 145 £43,500 +8.75% 23
Birmingham -15 141 £44,000 -7.36% 14
Manchester -16 134 £45,000 - 17
East Midlands -44 131 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Cheshire +3 121 £35,000 -15.66% 17
Buckinghamshire +35 113 £30,000 -14.28% 16
South Yorkshire +16 105 £32,750 +2.34% 8
Edinburgh +9 102 £38,500 -14.44% 6
Bristol -12 96 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Wiltshire +25 87 £40,000 +10.34% 10
Sheffield +18 86 £34,500 +7.81% 6

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 8142 (58.53%) Linux
2 5254 (37.77%) SQL
3 4790 (34.43%) Java
4 4547 (32.68%) Windows
5 4485 (32.24%) Oracle
6 4030 (28.97%) Finance
7 2495 (17.93%) Degree
8 2234 (16.06%) Perl
9 2061 (14.81%) C++
10 1881 (13.52%) Shell Script
11 1794 (12.90%) Python
12 1744 (12.54%) SQL Server
13 1676 (12.05%) Banking
14 1671 (12.01%) ITIL
15 1670 (12.00%) Solaris
16 1585 (11.39%) JavaScript
17 1538 (11.06%) HTML
18 1484 (10.67%) MySQL
19 1478 (10.62%) Computer Science
20 1453 (10.44%) XML
21 1450 (10.42%) Microsoft
22 1430 (10.28%) Software Engineering
23 1335 (9.60%) OO
24 1276 (9.17%) VMware
25 1273 (9.15%) Apache
26 1254 (9.01%) Oracle Database
27 1246 (8.96%) Relational Database
28 1243 (8.93%) Red Hat
29 1146 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
30 1136 (8.17%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 1273 (9.15%) Apache
2 1081 (7.77%) Tomcat
3 585 (4.21%) WebLogic
4 583 (4.19%) WebSphere
5 398 (2.86%) IIS
6 268 (1.93%) MS Exchange
7 204 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 183 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 164 (1.18%) Node.js
10 133 (0.96%) SAS
11 121 (0.87%) Drupal
12 120 (0.86%) Apache Solr
13 118 (0.85%) nginx
14 116 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
15 102 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 97 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
17 93 (0.67%) MQSeries
18 90 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
18 90 (0.65%) OpenStack
19 89 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 704 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 294 (2.11%) MS Office
3 68 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.24%) MS Project
6 24 (0.17%) SPSS
7 12 (0.086%) Simulink
8 11 (0.079%) FastStats
9 10 (0.072%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.036%) PrintSoft PReS
12 4 (0.029%) Stata
12 4 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.022%) Mathematica
14 2 (0.014%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.014%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.014%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.014%) PowerPivot
15 1 (0.007%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.007%) Maya
Business Applications
1 241 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 169 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 161 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 96 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 61 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 55 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 48 (0.35%) TIBCO iProcess
8 46 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 40 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
10 36 (0.26%) HFM
11 34 (0.24%) Magento
11 34 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
12 31 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
13 28 (0.20%) Temenos T24
13 28 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
14 24 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
15 23 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
16 22 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
17 21 (0.15%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
18 19 (0.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 309 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (1.52%) SaaS
3 120 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 115 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
5 73 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 60 (0.43%) PaaS
7 35 (0.25%) Office 365
8 31 (0.22%) IaaS
9 25 (0.18%) GitHub
9 25 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 18 (0.13%) Joyent
11 14 (0.10%) Google App Engine
11 14 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.079%) Google Compute Engine
13 10 (0.072%) Google Apps
14 9 (0.065%) Route 53
15 8 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
16 7 (0.050%) Force.com
16 7 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1136 (8.17%) TCP/IP
2 1088 (7.82%) Firewall
3 929 (6.68%) SAN
4 840 (6.04%) DNS
5 698 (5.02%) Internet
6 574 (4.13%) HTTP
7 388 (2.79%) WAN
8 378 (2.72%) VPN
9 368 (2.65%) LAN
10 306 (2.20%) NAS
11 264 (1.90%) LDAP
12 250 (1.80%) SSL
13 244 (1.75%) DHCP
14 235 (1.69%) Network Security
15 222 (1.60%) BGP
16 209 (1.50%) SMTP
17 177 (1.27%) MPLS
18 176 (1.27%) FTP
19 162 (1.16%) OSPF
19 162 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1744 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 1484 (10.67%) MySQL
3 1254 (9.01%) Oracle Database
4 1246 (8.96%) Relational Database
5 766 (5.51%) RDBMS
6 625 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 513 (3.69%) DB2
8 425 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
9 369 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 353 (2.54%) Big Data
11 295 (2.12%) NoSQL
12 268 (1.93%) MongoDB
12 268 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 254 (1.83%) Hadoop
14 240 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
15 161 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
16 159 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
17 154 (1.11%) OLTP
18 145 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
19 132 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 680 (4.89%) Subversion
2 539 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 500 (3.59%) Maven
4 392 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 377 (2.71%) JUnit
6 362 (2.60%) JIRA
7 357 (2.57%) Eclipse
8 330 (2.37%) Ant
9 277 (1.99%) Selenium
10 165 (1.19%) Hudson
11 159 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
12 158 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 147 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
14 123 (0.88%) Toad
15 98 (0.70%) TeamCity
16 86 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 79 (0.57%) ClearCase
17 79 (0.57%) WebDriver
18 74 (0.53%) Visual Studio
19 70 (0.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 4030 (28.97%) Finance
2 1676 (12.05%) Banking
3 839 (6.03%) Front Office
4 758 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 667 (4.79%) Investment Banking
6 504 (3.62%) Retail
7 322 (2.31%) Marketing
8 308 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 251 (1.80%) Games
10 221 (1.59%) Back Office
11 174 (1.25%) Advertising
12 171 (1.23%) Manufacturing
13 136 (0.98%) French Language
14 129 (0.93%) Electronics
15 124 (0.89%) Legal
16 106 (0.76%) German Language
17 98 (0.70%) Billing
18 88 (0.63%) Publishing
19 45 (0.32%) Law
20 41 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3779 (27.16%) Developer
2 2117 (15.22%) Analyst
3 1299 (9.34%) Java Developer
4 1152 (8.28%) Administrator
5 943 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 913 (6.56%) Applications Support
7 735 (5.28%) C++ Developer
8 694 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
9 676 (4.86%) Software Engineer
10 613 (4.41%) Consultant
11 611 (4.39%) DBA
12 561 (4.03%) Support Engineer
13 502 (3.61%) Architect
14 495 (3.56%) Senior Developer
15 470 (3.38%) Oracle DBA
16 437 (3.14%) Software Developer
17 404 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
18 397 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
19 384 (2.76%) Applications Support Analyst
20 366 (2.63%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1538 (11.06%) HTML
2 1453 (10.44%) XML
3 1087 (7.81%) Web Services
4 877 (6.30%) CSS
5 875 (6.29%) Spring
6 868 (6.24%) J2EE
7 673 (4.84%) .NET
8 647 (4.65%) Middleware
9 557 (4.00%) jQuery
10 491 (3.53%) Hibernate
11 448 (3.22%) SOAP
12 433 (3.11%) STL
13 357 (2.57%) Java EE
14 331 (2.38%) JSP
15 320 (2.30%) Ajax
16 318 (2.29%) HTML5
17 316 (2.27%) LAMP
18 307 (2.21%) JSON
19 246 (1.77%) JMS
20 238 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1478 (10.62%) Computer Science
2 542 (3.90%) Equities
3 493 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 478 (3.44%) Derivative
5 451 (3.24%) Clustering
6 449 (3.23%) Open Source
7 432 (3.11%) Mathematics
8 408 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 341 (2.45%) Fixed Income
10 273 (1.96%) Replication
11 267 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 263 (1.89%) Hedge funds
13 242 (1.74%) Mainframe
14 229 (1.65%) Client/Server
15 133 (0.96%) Mobile App
16 130 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
16 130 (0.93%) Data Integration
17 119 (0.86%) Physics
18 112 (0.81%) Statistics
19 111 (0.80%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8142 (58.53%) Linux
2 4547 (32.68%) Windows
3 1670 (12.00%) Solaris
4 889 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 875 (6.29%) AIX
6 501 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 390 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 353 (2.54%) HPUX
9 274 (1.97%) CentOS
10 261 (1.88%) Ubuntu
11 198 (1.42%) Debian
12 190 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 171 (1.23%) Windows 7
14 166 (1.19%) Android
15 161 (1.16%) Apple iOS
16 117 (0.84%) Windows XP
17 90 (0.65%) SUSE
18 84 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
19 83 (0.60%) Mac OS X
20 57 (0.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1671 (12.01%) ITIL
2 1430 (10.28%) Software Engineering
3 1335 (9.60%) OO
4 1146 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 837 (6.02%) Multithreading
6 814 (5.85%) E-Commerce
7 705 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
8 652 (4.69%) Project Management
9 616 (4.43%) Scrum
10 608 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
11 596 (4.28%) Configuration Management
12 590 (4.24%) TDD
13 553 (3.97%) Low Latency
14 531 (3.82%) DevOps
15 492 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
16 482 (3.46%) SOA
17 473 (3.40%) Problem Management
18 450 (3.23%) Service Management
19 429 (3.08%) Analytics
20 425 (3.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5254 (37.77%) SQL
2 4790 (34.43%) Java
3 2234 (16.06%) Perl
4 2061 (14.81%) C++
5 1881 (13.52%) Shell Script
6 1794 (12.90%) Python
7 1585 (11.39%) JavaScript
8 1106 (7.95%) C
9 1083 (7.78%) C#
10 1017 (7.31%) Bash Shell
11 912 (6.56%) PHP
12 899 (6.46%) PL/SQL
13 620 (4.46%) Ruby
14 341 (2.45%) PowerShell
15 258 (1.85%) VB
16 193 (1.39%) Korn
17 187 (1.34%) Scala
18 176 (1.27%) VBA
19 140 (1.01%) PHP5
20 122 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2495 (17.93%) Degree
2 569 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 368 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 300 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 256 (1.84%) ISEB
6 206 (1.48%) CISSP
7 204 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 191 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 171 (1.23%) CCNA
10 160 (1.15%) MCSE
11 152 (1.09%) CCNP
12 149 (1.07%) DV Cleared
13 134 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
14 107 (0.77%) ISTQB
15 85 (0.61%) OCP
16 82 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 70 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 67 (0.48%) MCP
19 59 (0.42%) CISA
20 58 (0.42%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 819 (5.89%) QA
2 448 (3.22%) SLA
3 258 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 141 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 94 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 89 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 47 (0.34%) COBIT
8 37 (0.27%) HL7
9 34 (0.24%) ISO 9000
10 29 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 21 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 16 (0.12%) EMIR
13 10 (0.072%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.065%) Basel III
15 8 (0.058%) DO-178B
15 8 (0.058%) JTAG
16 6 (0.043%) CRD IV
17 5 (0.036%) DICOM
17 5 (0.036%) Basel II
18 4 (0.029%) TickIT
System Software
1 904 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 572 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 410 (2.95%) Oracle RAC
4 270 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 217 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 193 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 171 (1.23%) NFS
8 163 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 139 (1.00%) vSphere
10 110 (0.79%) KVM
11 100 (0.72%) Xen
12 90 (0.65%) XenApp
13 66 (0.47%) Varnish
14 65 (0.47%) XenServer
15 55 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 54 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 52 (0.37%) Snort
18 40 (0.29%) Samba
19 38 (0.27%) Nmap
20 34 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 578 (4.15%) Puppet
2 360 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 342 (2.46%) Nagios
4 280 (2.01%) Data Guard
5 186 (1.34%) Tivoli
6 176 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 120 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 100 (0.72%) OpenView
9 89 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
10 83 (0.60%) Control-M
10 83 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 64 (0.46%) Opsview
12 63 (0.45%) SCOM
13 61 (0.44%) SCCM
14 58 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
15 57 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
16 54 (0.39%) Backup Exec
17 51 (0.37%) CFEngine
18 44 (0.32%) Cacti
19 42 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4485 (32.24%) Oracle
2 1450 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 1276 (9.17%) VMware
4 1243 (8.93%) Red Hat
5 821 (5.90%) Cisco
6 813 (5.84%) IBM
7 714 (5.13%) HP
8 613 (4.41%) Sybase
9 589 (4.23%) JBoss
10 440 (3.16%) Sun
11 384 (2.76%) Citrix
12 367 (2.64%) EMC
13 353 (2.54%) NetApp
14 261 (1.88%) Juniper
15 209 (1.50%) Veritas
16 199 (1.43%) SAP
17 198 (1.42%) TIBCO
18 190 (1.37%) Google
19 179 (1.29%) Informatica
20 168 (1.21%) Business Objects
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Blackrock
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum healthcare, pension, flexible benefi
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwickshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday