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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 34 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6905 7341 9260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.13% 6.76% 8.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.78% 24.76% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5407 6036 7553
Average salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
30310 29654 32201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.92% 27.31% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25059 25270 27507
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,200 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -

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 October 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 22 October 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 -3 6421 £50,000 - 814
London -4 3095 £57,500 - 389
South East -8 1120 £42,500 - 147
City of London -2 945 £57,500 - 157
East of England +10 513 £44,500 +11.25% 51
Yorkshire +1 512 £40,000 +2.56% 60
Berkshire -3 444 £42,500 -4.49% 45
West Midlands +2 390 £44,000 -2.22% 32
West Yorkshire +4 389 £40,000 - 46
North West -5 335 £45,000 - 63
Leeds +9 306 £42,000 +7.69% 35
Scotland +2 273 £39,500 -12.22% 27
South West -19 246 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Hertfordshire +4 228 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Surrey -13 203 £43,750 - 41
Hampshire -19 203 £42,500 +6.25% 33
Birmingham -8 198 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Reading -4 184 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Cambridgeshire -3 146 £43,500 +12.25% 21
Cheshire +10 140 £40,000 -1.84% 30
Cambridge -4 133 £43,500 +10.12% 16
Manchester -32 133 £43,500 -3.33% 27
East Midlands -48 122 £35,000 - 15
Glasgow 0 115 £42,000 -1.17% 9
Buckinghamshire +35 113 £30,000 -15.48% 12
Edinburgh +3 113 £38,000 -24.00% 10
Watford +8 88 £40,000 - 6
South Yorkshire +6 88 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Bedfordshire +24 82 £43,000 +22.85% 3
Sheffield +3 81 £35,000 +16.66% 4

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7899 (57.71%) Linux
2 5157 (37.68%) SQL
3 4512 (32.96%) Java
4 4412 (32.23%) Windows
5 4338 (31.69%) Oracle
6 4067 (29.71%) Finance
7 2405 (17.57%) Degree
8 2122 (15.50%) Perl
9 1977 (14.44%) C++
10 1953 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
11 1901 (13.89%) Shell Script
12 1720 (12.57%) SQL Server
13 1719 (12.56%) ITIL
14 1702 (12.43%) Python
15 1671 (12.21%) Solaris
16 1663 (12.15%) Banking
17 1509 (11.02%) JavaScript
18 1442 (10.53%) Microsoft
19 1392 (10.17%) HTML
20 1383 (10.10%) MySQL
21 1377 (10.06%) Computer Science
22 1334 (9.75%) Software Engineering
23 1319 (9.64%) VMware
24 1305 (9.53%) XML
25 1270 (9.28%) Apache
26 1256 (9.18%) OO
27 1202 (8.78%) Oracle Database
28 1200 (8.77%) Red Hat
29 1168 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
30 1125 (8.22%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1270 (9.28%) Apache
2 1047 (7.65%) Tomcat
3 630 (4.60%) WebLogic
4 578 (4.22%) WebSphere
5 500 (3.65%) JBoss
6 399 (2.91%) IIS
7 251 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 182 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 162 (1.18%) SharePoint
10 149 (1.09%) Node.js
11 133 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
12 130 (0.95%) nginx
12 130 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 116 (0.85%) SAS
14 108 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 105 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
16 97 (0.71%) MQSeries
17 94 (0.69%) Apache Solr
18 93 (0.68%) Drupal
19 90 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 711 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 316 (2.31%) MS Office
3 75 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.25%) MS Project
6 24 (0.18%) SPSS
7 9 (0.066%) Simulink
8 7 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.044%) FastStats
9 6 (0.044%) PrintSoft PReS
10 5 (0.037%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.029%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.022%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.015%) DOC1
13 2 (0.015%) InDesign
13 2 (0.015%) Stata
13 2 (0.015%) CPLEX
14 1 (0.007%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 266 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 212 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 187 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
4 100 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
5 43 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 40 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 38 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
8 37 (0.27%) HFM
8 37 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 36 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
10 32 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
11 30 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 27 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
13 26 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
14 23 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
15 22 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
16 21 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
16 21 (0.15%) Magento
16 21 (0.15%) Agresso
17 20 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 297 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 217 (1.59%) SaaS
3 110 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 99 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 72 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 52 (0.38%) PaaS
7 34 (0.25%) Office 365
8 30 (0.22%) GitHub
9 28 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.19%) IaaS
11 15 (0.11%) Joyent
12 11 (0.080%) IBM SmartCloud
12 11 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.080%) Rackspace Cloud
13 10 (0.073%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.066%) Google Compute Engine
14 9 (0.066%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.051%) Route 53
16 6 (0.044%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1125 (8.22%) TCP/IP
2 1019 (7.44%) Firewall
3 828 (6.05%) SAN
4 817 (5.97%) DNS
5 653 (4.77%) Internet
6 543 (3.97%) HTTP
7 383 (2.80%) WAN
8 374 (2.73%) VPN
9 365 (2.67%) LAN
10 280 (2.05%) LDAP
11 265 (1.94%) BGP
12 252 (1.84%) NAS
13 225 (1.64%) Network Security
14 214 (1.56%) SSL
15 204 (1.49%) DHCP
16 196 (1.43%) OSPF
17 189 (1.38%) SMTP
18 186 (1.36%) MPLS
19 171 (1.25%) FTP
20 169 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1720 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 1383 (10.10%) MySQL
3 1202 (8.78%) Oracle Database
4 1098 (8.02%) Relational Database
5 681 (4.98%) RDBMS
6 625 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 524 (3.83%) DB2
8 395 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 332 (2.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 325 (2.37%) Big Data
11 282 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 260 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
13 251 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
14 242 (1.77%) MongoDB
15 196 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 181 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
17 157 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
18 145 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
19 130 (0.95%) OLTP
20 120 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 651 (4.76%) Subversion
2 591 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 439 (3.21%) Maven
4 393 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 334 (2.44%) JUnit
6 328 (2.40%) JIRA
7 306 (2.24%) Ant
8 303 (2.21%) Eclipse
9 266 (1.94%) Selenium
10 184 (1.34%) Cucumber
11 169 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
12 160 (1.17%) Hudson
13 159 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
14 115 (0.84%) TeamCity
15 114 (0.83%) Toad
16 95 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 87 (0.64%) WebDriver
17 87 (0.64%) Visual Studio
18 86 (0.63%) ClearCase
19 67 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 4067 (29.71%) Finance
2 1663 (12.15%) Banking
3 842 (6.15%) Front Office
4 720 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 683 (4.99%) Investment Banking
6 552 (4.03%) Retail
7 330 (2.41%) Financial Institution
8 279 (2.04%) Marketing
9 250 (1.83%) Back Office
10 239 (1.75%) Games
11 162 (1.18%) Advertising
12 154 (1.13%) Manufacturing
13 125 (0.91%) French Language
14 113 (0.83%) Electronics
15 108 (0.79%) Legal
16 104 (0.76%) German Language
17 92 (0.67%) Billing
18 73 (0.53%) Publishing
19 70 (0.51%) Law
20 45 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3512 (25.66%) Developer
2 2240 (16.36%) Analyst
3 1198 (8.75%) Java Developer
4 1160 (8.47%) Administrator
5 1135 (8.29%) Support Analyst
6 1012 (7.39%) Applications Support
7 746 (5.45%) C++ Developer
8 736 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
9 666 (4.87%) Software Engineer
10 591 (4.32%) DBA
11 536 (3.92%) Consultant
12 525 (3.84%) Support Engineer
13 509 (3.72%) Architect
14 488 (3.57%) Senior Developer
15 463 (3.38%) Oracle DBA
16 462 (3.38%) Applications Support Analyst
17 409 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
18 364 (2.66%) UNIX Administrator
19 358 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
20 345 (2.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1392 (10.17%) HTML
2 1305 (9.53%) XML
3 1054 (7.70%) Web Services
4 848 (6.20%) J2EE
5 844 (6.17%) CSS
6 820 (5.99%) Spring
7 683 (4.99%) Middleware
8 637 (4.65%) .NET
9 505 (3.69%) jQuery
10 446 (3.26%) Hibernate
11 435 (3.18%) SOAP
12 417 (3.05%) STL
13 381 (2.78%) Java EE
14 305 (2.23%) Ajax
15 278 (2.03%) HTML5
16 276 (2.02%) JSP
17 265 (1.94%) JSON
18 258 (1.88%) JMS
19 256 (1.87%) LAMP
20 228 (1.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1377 (10.06%) Computer Science
2 1168 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 557 (4.07%) Equities
4 490 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 473 (3.46%) Derivative
6 458 (3.35%) Open Source
7 447 (3.27%) Clustering
8 435 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 397 (2.90%) Mathematics
10 368 (2.69%) Fixed Income
11 359 (2.62%) Algorithms
12 275 (2.01%) Mainframe
13 258 (1.88%) Data Structures
14 256 (1.87%) Hedge funds
15 240 (1.75%) Replication
16 222 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
17 176 (1.29%) Client/Server
18 134 (0.98%) Physics
19 129 (0.94%) Mobile App
20 118 (0.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7899 (57.71%) Linux
2 4412 (32.23%) Windows
3 1671 (12.21%) Solaris
4 897 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 805 (5.88%) AIX
6 509 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 403 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 288 (2.10%) HPUX
9 277 (2.02%) CentOS
10 260 (1.90%) Ubuntu
11 194 (1.42%) Windows 7
12 181 (1.32%) Debian
13 172 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 157 (1.15%) Android
15 153 (1.12%) Windows XP
16 149 (1.09%) Apple iOS
17 106 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 86 (0.63%) SUSE
19 58 (0.42%) Fedora
20 40 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1953 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1719 (12.56%) ITIL
3 1334 (9.75%) Software Engineering
4 1256 (9.18%) OO
5 842 (6.15%) E-Commerce
6 812 (5.93%) Multithreading
7 686 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
8 659 (4.81%) Project Management
9 563 (4.11%) Configuration Management
10 558 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
11 545 (3.98%) Scrum
12 542 (3.96%) TDD
13 539 (3.94%) DevOps
14 520 (3.80%) Low Latency
15 497 (3.63%) Problem Management
16 496 (3.62%) SOA
17 491 (3.59%) Mentoring
18 462 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
19 442 (3.23%) Service Management
20 435 (3.18%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5157 (37.68%) SQL
2 4512 (32.96%) Java
3 2122 (15.50%) Perl
4 1977 (14.44%) C++
5 1901 (13.89%) Shell Script
6 1702 (12.43%) Python
7 1509 (11.02%) JavaScript
8 1021 (7.46%) Bash Shell
9 1011 (7.39%) C
10 991 (7.24%) C#
11 870 (6.36%) PL/SQL
12 845 (6.17%) PHP
13 586 (4.28%) Ruby
14 316 (2.31%) PowerShell
15 237 (1.73%) VB
16 217 (1.59%) Korn
17 195 (1.42%) VBA
18 191 (1.40%) Scala
19 154 (1.13%) PHP5
20 131 (0.96%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2405 (17.57%) Degree
2 590 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 370 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 307 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 251 (1.83%) ISEB
6 219 (1.60%) CISSP
7 183 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 182 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 149 (1.09%) CCNP
10 147 (1.07%) CCNA
11 143 (1.04%) MCSE
12 120 (0.88%) DV Cleared
13 111 (0.81%) ISTQB
14 99 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
15 87 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 78 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 75 (0.55%) OCP
18 74 (0.54%) MCP
18 74 (0.54%) HND
19 64 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 825 (6.03%) QA
2 484 (3.54%) SLA
3 243 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 114 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 99 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 83 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 51 (0.37%) COBIT
8 40 (0.29%) ISO 9000
9 24 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 21 (0.15%) EMIR
11 19 (0.14%) Data Quality
12 10 (0.073%) Basel II
12 10 (0.073%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.051%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.051%) Basel III
13 7 (0.051%) JTAG
13 7 (0.051%) BS7799
14 6 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 6 (0.044%) CRD IV
15 5 (0.037%) DICOM
System Software
1 933 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 546 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 411 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
4 264 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
5 178 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 166 (1.21%) vSphere
7 161 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 159 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 153 (1.12%) NFS
10 106 (0.77%) Xen
11 104 (0.76%) KVM
12 103 (0.75%) Firmware
13 80 (0.58%) XenApp
14 66 (0.48%) XenServer
14 66 (0.48%) Varnish
15 60 (0.44%) Samba
16 58 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 57 (0.42%) Snort
18 54 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 50 (0.37%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 644 (4.70%) Puppet
2 419 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 324 (2.37%) Nagios
4 285 (2.08%) Data Guard
5 214 (1.56%) NetBackup
6 183 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 113 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 100 (0.73%) OpenView
9 94 (0.69%) Control-M
10 91 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 90 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
12 89 (0.65%) Ansible
13 82 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
14 79 (0.58%) SCOM
15 70 (0.51%) SCCM
16 64 (0.47%) Opsview
17 63 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
18 59 (0.43%) Cacti
19 54 (0.39%) Backup Exec
20 47 (0.34%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 4338 (31.69%) Oracle
2 1442 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1319 (9.64%) VMware
4 1200 (8.77%) Red Hat
5 818 (5.98%) IBM
6 806 (5.89%) Cisco
7 685 (5.00%) HP
8 659 (4.81%) Sybase
9 398 (2.91%) Sun
10 381 (2.78%) Citrix
11 318 (2.32%) NetApp
12 309 (2.26%) EMC
13 239 (1.75%) Juniper
14 232 (1.69%) Veritas
15 200 (1.46%) Business Objects
16 196 (1.43%) CheckPoint
17 188 (1.37%) Informatica
18 182 (1.33%) TIBCO
19 181 (1.32%) Bloomberg
20 161 (1.18%) F5
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Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + bens
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Salary: £40000 per annum
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South West London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
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Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus
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London
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