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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 44 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 5824 6919 8221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.46% 6.48% 7.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.11% 24.08% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4604 5373 6526
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 £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
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
28966 28735 29729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 26.90% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24216 23622 25066
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,559 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 5441 £50,000 - 743
London -10 2631 £60,000 - 341
South East +7 1159 £45,000 +5.88% 143
City of London -5 716 £60,000 +4.34% 121
Berkshire +2 432 £45,000 - 36
Yorkshire -14 381 £37,500 - 49
East of England -18 361 £42,500 +2.40% 42
West Yorkshire -2 311 £40,000 +6.66% 40
South West -11 276 £40,000 +7.38% 53
North West -22 255 £42,500 +10.38% 48
Leeds +4 253 £41,000 +2.50% 37
Surrey +3 251 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Scotland -3 208 £43,500 +8.75% 22
Hampshire -16 202 £42,000 -1.17% 21
West Midlands -45 195 £42,500 - 31
Reading -9 184 £47,500 +13.09% 21
East Midlands +17 163 £35,000 -12.50% 28
Hertfordshire -17 140 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Cambridgeshire -1 124 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Cambridge +4 123 £45,000 - 13
Manchester -36 111 £36,000 -7.69% 23
Bristol +11 103 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Birmingham -28 95 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Buckinghamshire +20 94 £41,500 +10.66% 10
Glasgow -7 91 £43,000 -4.44% 12
Nottinghamshire +9 89 £33,000 -45.45% 11
Cheshire -19 82 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Watford -2 80 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Edinburgh -4 79 £38,500 +4.05% 5
Nottingham +4 75 £37,500 -38.01% 10

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7285 (57.80%) Linux
2 4644 (36.85%) SQL
3 4036 (32.02%) Oracle
4 4030 (31.97%) Windows
5 3995 (31.70%) Finance
6 3958 (31.40%) Java
7 2123 (16.84%) Degree
8 1989 (15.78%) Perl
9 1877 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 1819 (14.43%) C++
11 1720 (13.65%) Python
12 1649 (13.08%) Solaris
13 1636 (12.98%) Shell Script
14 1539 (12.21%) Banking
15 1527 (12.12%) SQL Server
16 1477 (11.72%) ITIL
17 1409 (11.18%) JavaScript
18 1346 (10.68%) Microsoft
19 1313 (10.42%) VMware
20 1276 (10.12%) XML
21 1274 (10.11%) MySQL
22 1273 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
23 1266 (10.04%) HTML
24 1148 (9.11%) Software Engineering
25 1103 (8.75%) Oracle Database
26 1101 (8.74%) OO
27 1092 (8.66%) Computer Science
28 1062 (8.43%) Apache
29 1047 (8.31%) Red Hat
30 1043 (8.28%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1062 (8.43%) Apache
2 1040 (8.25%) Tomcat
3 625 (4.96%) WebLogic
4 566 (4.49%) WebSphere
5 490 (3.89%) JBoss
6 318 (2.52%) IIS
7 238 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 195 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 176 (1.40%) nginx
10 167 (1.32%) GlassFish
11 166 (1.32%) SharePoint
12 159 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
13 120 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 119 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 115 (0.91%) SAS
16 114 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
16 114 (0.90%) Node.js
17 111 (0.88%) Apache Solr
18 104 (0.83%) MQSeries
19 101 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 733 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 342 (2.71%) MS Office
3 86 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 58 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (0.30%) MS Project
6 21 (0.17%) SPSS
7 7 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.056%) CPLEX
8 6 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
9 5 (0.040%) DOC1
10 3 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.024%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.024%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.016%) InDesign
11 2 (0.016%) EViews
12 1 (0.008%) FastStats
12 1 (0.008%) Mingle
12 1 (0.008%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.008%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 223 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 175 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 129 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 87 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 74 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
6 48 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
7 47 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
8 45 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
9 42 (0.33%) ION MarketView
10 40 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
11 36 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
12 28 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
12 28 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 28 (0.22%) RMDS
13 25 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
14 22 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
15 19 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
15 19 (0.15%) Magento
16 18 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
17 16 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 230 (1.82%) SaaS
2 205 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (0.86%) PaaS
4 86 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 69 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 62 (0.49%) IaaS
7 54 (0.43%) GitHub
8 48 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.17%) Office 365
12 18 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
13 14 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
14 13 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.095%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (0.087%) Heroku
17 6 (0.048%) Google Apps
18 5 (0.040%) Route 53
19 4 (0.032%) Joyent
20 3 (0.024%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1043 (8.28%) TCP/IP
2 929 (7.37%) Firewall
3 807 (6.40%) SAN
4 787 (6.24%) DNS
5 631 (5.01%) Internet
6 504 (4.00%) HTTP
7 423 (3.36%) LAN
8 390 (3.09%) WAN
9 339 (2.69%) VPN
10 265 (2.10%) NAS
11 248 (1.97%) LDAP
12 227 (1.80%) DHCP
13 213 (1.69%) FTP
14 211 (1.67%) BGP
15 207 (1.64%) Network Security
16 190 (1.51%) SSL
17 166 (1.32%) SSH
18 153 (1.21%) SMTP
19 149 (1.18%) OSPF
20 127 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1527 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1274 (10.11%) MySQL
3 1103 (8.75%) Oracle Database
4 957 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 597 (4.74%) RDBMS
6 498 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 423 (3.36%) DB2
8 360 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
9 341 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
10 313 (2.48%) Big Data
11 275 (2.18%) NoSQL
12 241 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 227 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
14 204 (1.62%) MongoDB
15 169 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
16 161 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
17 157 (1.25%) Hadoop
18 153 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
19 144 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
20 120 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 680 (5.40%) Git (software)
2 649 (5.15%) Subversion
3 486 (3.86%) Maven
4 404 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 311 (2.47%) JUnit
6 307 (2.44%) Eclipse
7 290 (2.30%) JIRA
8 285 (2.26%) Ant
9 281 (2.23%) Oracle Forms
10 199 (1.58%) Hudson
11 160 (1.27%) Selenium
12 128 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 123 (0.98%) TeamCity
14 110 (0.87%) Visual Studio
15 87 (0.69%) Toad
16 81 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
17 76 (0.60%) WebDriver
18 72 (0.57%) Mercurial
19 63 (0.50%) ClearCase
20 62 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 3995 (31.70%) Finance
2 1539 (12.21%) Banking
3 637 (5.05%) Retail
4 595 (4.72%) Front Office
5 591 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 580 (4.60%) Investment Banking
7 292 (2.32%) Financial Institution
8 266 (2.11%) Marketing
9 219 (1.74%) Back Office
10 216 (1.71%) Games
11 133 (1.06%) Advertising
12 102 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 94 (0.75%) Law
14 87 (0.69%) Legal
14 87 (0.69%) French Language
15 79 (0.63%) Billing
16 77 (0.61%) Publishing
17 76 (0.60%) Electronics
18 71 (0.56%) Automotive
19 64 (0.51%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3026 (24.01%) Developer
2 1895 (15.03%) Analyst
3 1078 (8.55%) Support Analyst
4 1024 (8.12%) Administrator
5 1017 (8.07%) Java Developer
6 979 (7.77%) Applications Support
7 675 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
8 657 (5.21%) C++ Developer
9 631 (5.01%) Software Engineer
10 625 (4.96%) Consultant
11 603 (4.78%) Architect
12 544 (4.32%) Support Engineer
13 473 (3.75%) Senior Developer
14 456 (3.62%) Applications Support Analyst
15 454 (3.60%) DBA
16 348 (2.76%) Linux Administrator
17 325 (2.58%) UNIX Administrator
18 304 (2.41%) Oracle DBA
19 300 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
20 293 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1276 (10.12%) XML
2 1266 (10.04%) HTML
3 975 (7.74%) Web Services
4 875 (6.94%) J2EE
5 800 (6.35%) CSS
6 797 (6.32%) Spring
7 657 (5.21%) Middleware
8 583 (4.63%) .NET
9 473 (3.75%) SOAP
10 445 (3.53%) jQuery
11 441 (3.50%) Hibernate
12 408 (3.24%) FIX Protocol
13 350 (2.78%) Java EE
14 325 (2.58%) STL
15 309 (2.45%) JMS
16 300 (2.38%) HTML5
17 295 (2.34%) JSP
18 293 (2.32%) Ajax
19 230 (1.82%) JSON
19 230 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1273 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1092 (8.66%) Computer Science
3 422 (3.35%) Derivative
4 409 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 404 (3.21%) Open Source
6 400 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 390 (3.09%) Equities
8 380 (3.01%) Clustering
9 351 (2.78%) Fixed Income
10 288 (2.28%) Mainframe
11 285 (2.26%) Mathematics
12 271 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
13 253 (2.01%) Algorithms
14 222 (1.76%) Data Structures
15 221 (1.75%) Hedge funds
16 157 (1.25%) Replication
17 150 (1.19%) Client/Server
18 121 (0.96%) Mobile App
19 116 (0.92%) PKI
20 115 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7285 (57.80%) Linux
2 4030 (31.97%) Windows
3 1649 (13.08%) Solaris
4 807 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 696 (5.52%) AIX
6 417 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 330 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 248 (1.97%) HPUX
9 221 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 208 (1.65%) CentOS
11 176 (1.40%) Ubuntu
12 164 (1.30%) Debian
12 164 (1.30%) Windows XP
13 161 (1.28%) Android
14 144 (1.14%) Windows 7
15 132 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 131 (1.04%) Mac OS X
17 126 (1.00%) SUSE
18 63 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
19 61 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1877 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1477 (11.72%) ITIL
3 1148 (9.11%) Software Engineering
4 1101 (8.74%) OO
5 701 (5.56%) Multithreading
6 685 (5.43%) E-Commerce
7 665 (5.28%) TDD
8 634 (5.03%) Scrum
9 608 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
10 587 (4.66%) Project Management
11 584 (4.63%) DevOps
12 528 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
13 523 (4.15%) SOA
14 483 (3.83%) Mentoring
15 458 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
16 446 (3.54%) Configuration Management
17 443 (3.51%) Service Delivery
18 435 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
19 427 (3.39%) ETL
20 424 (3.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4644 (36.85%) SQL
2 3958 (31.40%) Java
3 1989 (15.78%) Perl
4 1819 (14.43%) C++
5 1720 (13.65%) Python
6 1636 (12.98%) Shell Script
7 1409 (11.18%) JavaScript
8 930 (7.38%) PL/SQL
9 856 (6.79%) PHP
10 837 (6.64%) Bash Shell
11 816 (6.47%) C
12 800 (6.35%) C#
13 543 (4.31%) Ruby
14 301 (2.39%) PowerShell
15 190 (1.51%) VBA
16 189 (1.50%) Korn
17 169 (1.34%) VB
18 168 (1.33%) Scala
19 166 (1.32%) T-SQL
20 109 (0.86%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2123 (16.84%) Degree
2 574 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 363 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 316 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 238 (1.89%) ISEB
6 237 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 200 (1.59%) CISSP
8 199 (1.58%) VCP4
9 190 (1.51%) CCNA
10 171 (1.36%) MCSE
11 158 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 153 (1.21%) CCNP
13 128 (1.02%) ISTQB
14 114 (0.90%) DV Cleared
15 92 (0.73%) Sun Certification
16 88 (0.70%) RHCE
17 86 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 84 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 83 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
20 82 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 734 (5.82%) QA
2 493 (3.91%) SLA
3 172 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 117 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 42 (0.33%) COBIT
8 19 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 17 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 17 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 14 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.10%) Basel II
12 11 (0.087%) EMIR
13 9 (0.071%) Data Quality
14 7 (0.056%) ISO 8583
14 7 (0.056%) PMBOK
15 6 (0.048%) GPG13
15 6 (0.048%) RosettaNet
16 3 (0.024%) BS7799
System Software
1 866 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 565 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 308 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
4 256 (2.03%) vSphere
5 171 (1.36%) NFS
6 170 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 152 (1.21%) Hyper-V
8 140 (1.11%) VMware ESX
9 113 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 98 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 86 (0.68%) XenApp
12 84 (0.67%) Xen
13 71 (0.56%) Samba
14 69 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 63 (0.50%) Firmware
15 63 (0.50%) KVM
16 52 (0.41%) XenServer
17 49 (0.39%) Squid
17 49 (0.39%) NDS
17 49 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 642 (5.09%) Puppet
2 439 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 293 (2.32%) Nagios
4 209 (1.66%) NetBackup
5 204 (1.62%) Tivoli
6 177 (1.40%) Data Guard
7 114 (0.90%) Ansible
8 97 (0.77%) Control-M
9 96 (0.76%) SCOM
10 86 (0.68%) SCCM
11 67 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
12 65 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 62 (0.49%) OpenView
14 58 (0.46%) Netcool
15 56 (0.44%) Salt
16 54 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 50 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
18 49 (0.39%) Cobbler
19 46 (0.36%) Cacti
20 44 (0.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4036 (32.02%) Oracle
2 1346 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 1313 (10.42%) VMware
4 1047 (8.31%) Red Hat
5 775 (6.15%) IBM
6 756 (6.00%) Cisco
7 718 (5.70%) HP
8 591 (4.69%) Sybase
9 404 (3.21%) Sun
10 389 (3.09%) Citrix
11 323 (2.56%) NetApp
12 260 (2.06%) Veritas
13 252 (2.00%) EMC
14 241 (1.91%) Business Objects
15 239 (1.90%) Juniper
16 195 (1.55%) CheckPoint
17 190 (1.51%) SAP
18 174 (1.38%) Informatica
18 174 (1.38%) F5
19 170 (1.35%) Symantec
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum excellent benefits package and bonu
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago