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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 40 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 5923 6671 8580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.69% 6.40% 7.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.73% 23.32% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4684 5203 6981
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,000 £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
28567 28606 30546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.43% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 23973 23567 26175
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -7 5523 £50,000 - 744
London -9 2710 £60,000 +4.34% 318
South East +5 1124 £45,000 +5.88% 167
City of London -5 724 £60,000 +4.34% 110
Berkshire +3 449 £47,250 +5.00% 51
East of England -7 406 £45,000 +4.65% 58
Yorkshire -9 401 £38,000 +1.33% 36
West Yorkshire 0 310 £40,000 +6.66% 29
North West -14 272 £43,000 +7.50% 43
Leeds +4 254 £42,000 +12.00% 17
Surrey -2 226 £45,000 - 38
Hampshire -15 219 £42,000 -4.00% 30
Scotland +2 214 £42,500 +6.25% 25
West Midlands -35 209 £40,000 -2.43% 29
South West -29 205 £40,000 +6.66% 56
Reading -1 177 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Hertfordshire -7 170 £45,000 +12.50% 24
East Midlands +18 164 £33,000 -5.71% 27
Cambridgeshire -8 127 £42,500 -5.55% 22
Cambridge +2 123 £42,500 -5.55% 22
Manchester -44 109 £38,000 -2.56% 26
Cheshire -6 107 £47,500 +15.85% 7
Nottinghamshire +17 100 £30,750 -31.66% 12
Birmingham -28 100 £40,000 -9.34% 11
Buckinghamshire +40 97 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Watford +1 94 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Glasgow -5 90 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Edinburgh 0 78 £38,500 +4.05% 14
Milton Keynes +27 72 £33,750 -3.57% 7
Bristol +24 71 £40,000 +14.28% 23

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7398 (57.42%) Linux
2 4812 (37.35%) SQL
3 4113 (31.93%) Windows
4 4100 (31.82%) Oracle
5 4026 (31.25%) Java
6 3998 (31.03%) Finance
7 2148 (16.67%) Degree
8 2023 (15.70%) Perl
9 1908 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
10 1828 (14.19%) C++
11 1733 (13.45%) Shell Script
12 1698 (13.18%) Solaris
13 1662 (12.90%) Python
14 1600 (12.42%) ITIL
15 1593 (12.37%) SQL Server
16 1532 (11.89%) Banking
17 1460 (11.33%) Microsoft
18 1453 (11.28%) JavaScript
19 1314 (10.20%) XML
20 1306 (10.14%) VMware
21 1294 (10.04%) MySQL
22 1277 (9.91%) HTML
23 1275 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
24 1171 (9.09%) Software Engineering
25 1130 (8.77%) Oracle Database
26 1126 (8.74%) OO
27 1117 (8.67%) Apache
28 1113 (8.64%) Computer Science
29 1084 (8.41%) TCP/IP
30 1053 (8.17%) Red Hat

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1117 (8.67%) Apache
2 1037 (8.05%) Tomcat
3 665 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 558 (4.33%) WebSphere
5 475 (3.69%) JBoss
6 346 (2.69%) IIS
7 246 (1.91%) MS Exchange
8 174 (1.35%) nginx
9 173 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 173 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 168 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
11 143 (1.11%) GlassFish
12 135 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 125 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
14 119 (0.92%) SAS
15 113 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
16 111 (0.86%) Node.js
17 101 (0.78%) Apache Solr
18 97 (0.75%) OpenStack
19 93 (0.72%) MQSeries
Applications
1 773 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 349 (2.71%) MS Office
3 101 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 58 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (0.29%) MS Project
6 22 (0.17%) SPSS
7 5 (0.039%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.039%) DOC1
7 5 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
8 3 (0.023%) CPLEX
8 3 (0.023%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.023%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.023%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.016%) InDesign
9 2 (0.016%) EViews
9 2 (0.016%) Simulink
10 1 (0.008%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.008%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 253 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 214 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 156 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
4 98 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
5 65 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 42 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 41 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 36 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 35 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
10 33 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
11 32 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
11 32 (0.25%) ION MarketView
12 29 (0.23%) RMDS
13 27 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
14 25 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
15 23 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
16 22 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
16 22 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
17 19 (0.15%) Magento
17 19 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 230 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (1.65%) SaaS
3 83 (0.64%) PaaS
4 76 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 64 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 46 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 46 (0.36%) GitHub
7 46 (0.36%) IaaS
8 36 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.14%) Office 365
10 15 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
11 12 (0.093%) Google App Engine
12 10 (0.078%) Heroku
12 10 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
13 9 (0.070%) Google Compute Engine
14 7 (0.054%) Joyent
15 6 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.039%) Google Apps
17 3 (0.023%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1084 (8.41%) TCP/IP
2 943 (7.32%) Firewall
3 813 (6.31%) DNS
3 813 (6.31%) SAN
4 621 (4.82%) Internet
5 485 (3.76%) HTTP
6 419 (3.25%) LAN
7 390 (3.03%) WAN
8 364 (2.83%) VPN
9 271 (2.10%) LDAP
10 246 (1.91%) NAS
11 238 (1.85%) DHCP
12 221 (1.72%) Network Security
13 219 (1.70%) BGP
14 216 (1.68%) FTP
15 189 (1.47%) SSL
16 167 (1.30%) OSPF
17 158 (1.23%) SMTP
18 146 (1.13%) SSH
19 138 (1.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1593 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 1294 (10.04%) MySQL
3 1130 (8.77%) Oracle Database
4 915 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 594 (4.61%) RDBMS
6 535 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 419 (3.25%) DB2
8 342 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
9 326 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 292 (2.27%) NoSQL
11 281 (2.18%) Big Data
12 254 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 244 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
14 226 (1.75%) MongoDB
15 179 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
16 148 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
17 146 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
18 142 (1.10%) Hadoop
19 140 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
19 140 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 651 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 639 (4.96%) Subversion
3 469 (3.64%) Maven
4 418 (3.24%) Jenkins
5 315 (2.45%) JUnit
6 314 (2.44%) JIRA
7 289 (2.24%) Ant
7 289 (2.24%) Eclipse
8 247 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
9 204 (1.58%) Hudson
10 185 (1.44%) Selenium
11 154 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 118 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 98 (0.76%) Visual Studio
14 97 (0.75%) Toad
15 92 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
16 81 (0.63%) WebDriver
17 67 (0.52%) LoadRunner
17 67 (0.52%) Mercurial
18 66 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3998 (31.03%) Finance
2 1532 (11.89%) Banking
3 692 (5.37%) Front Office
4 577 (4.48%) Retail
4 577 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 573 (4.45%) Telecoms
6 314 (2.44%) Financial Institution
7 288 (2.24%) Marketing
8 225 (1.75%) Back Office
9 203 (1.58%) Games
10 133 (1.03%) Advertising
11 99 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 94 (0.73%) French Language
13 89 (0.69%) Legal
14 85 (0.66%) Law
15 80 (0.62%) Publishing
15 80 (0.62%) Billing
16 78 (0.61%) Electronics
17 55 (0.43%) Aerospace
18 53 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3094 (24.02%) Developer
2 2023 (15.70%) Analyst
3 1168 (9.07%) Support Analyst
4 1113 (8.64%) Administrator
5 1039 (8.06%) Java Developer
6 1001 (7.77%) Applications Support
7 711 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
8 681 (5.29%) C++ Developer
9 634 (4.92%) Software Engineer
10 579 (4.49%) Architect
11 578 (4.49%) Consultant
12 505 (3.92%) Support Engineer
13 498 (3.87%) DBA
14 476 (3.69%) Applications Support Analyst
15 469 (3.64%) Senior Developer
16 366 (2.84%) Linux Administrator
17 351 (2.72%) UNIX Administrator
18 349 (2.71%) Oracle DBA
19 317 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
20 316 (2.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1314 (10.20%) XML
2 1277 (9.91%) HTML
3 982 (7.62%) Web Services
4 865 (6.71%) J2EE
5 806 (6.26%) CSS
6 771 (5.98%) Spring
7 657 (5.10%) Middleware
8 583 (4.53%) .NET
9 468 (3.63%) jQuery
10 465 (3.61%) SOAP
11 441 (3.42%) FIX Protocol
12 414 (3.21%) Hibernate
13 350 (2.72%) Java EE
14 345 (2.68%) STL
15 297 (2.31%) JMS
15 297 (2.31%) Ajax
16 285 (2.21%) HTML5
17 282 (2.19%) JSP
18 234 (1.82%) JSON
19 220 (1.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1275 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1113 (8.64%) Computer Science
3 453 (3.52%) Derivative
4 431 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 431 (3.35%) Open Source
5 426 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 411 (3.19%) Clustering
7 402 (3.12%) Equities
8 358 (2.78%) Fixed Income
9 325 (2.52%) Mathematics
10 295 (2.29%) Mainframe
11 260 (2.02%) Algorithms
12 252 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
13 229 (1.78%) Hedge funds
14 191 (1.48%) Data Structures
15 149 (1.16%) Client/Server
16 146 (1.13%) Replication
17 129 (1.00%) User Experience
18 122 (0.95%) Mobile App
19 120 (0.93%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7398 (57.42%) Linux
2 4113 (31.93%) Windows
3 1698 (13.18%) Solaris
4 826 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 774 (6.01%) AIX
6 446 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 339 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 266 (2.06%) HPUX
9 230 (1.79%) CentOS
10 213 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 186 (1.44%) Ubuntu
12 165 (1.28%) Windows 7
12 165 (1.28%) Windows XP
13 160 (1.24%) Debian
14 153 (1.19%) Android
15 134 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 128 (0.99%) Apple iOS
17 113 (0.88%) SUSE
18 60 (0.47%) Windows 8
19 56 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1908 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1600 (12.42%) ITIL
3 1171 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1126 (8.74%) OO
5 730 (5.67%) E-Commerce
6 711 (5.52%) Multithreading
7 634 (4.92%) Project Management
8 631 (4.90%) Scrum
9 628 (4.87%) Performance Tuning
10 622 (4.83%) TDD
11 551 (4.28%) SOA
12 535 (4.15%) DevOps
13 510 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
14 481 (3.73%) Mentoring
15 463 (3.59%) Service Management
16 444 (3.45%) Configuration Management
17 442 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
18 432 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
19 431 (3.35%) Problem Management
20 411 (3.19%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4812 (37.35%) SQL
2 4026 (31.25%) Java
3 2023 (15.70%) Perl
4 1828 (14.19%) C++
5 1733 (13.45%) Shell Script
6 1662 (12.90%) Python
7 1453 (11.28%) JavaScript
8 883 (6.85%) PL/SQL
9 880 (6.83%) Bash Shell
10 843 (6.54%) PHP
11 832 (6.46%) C#
12 800 (6.21%) C
13 552 (4.28%) Ruby
14 305 (2.37%) PowerShell
15 207 (1.61%) VBA
16 186 (1.44%) VB
17 182 (1.41%) Korn
18 172 (1.34%) Scala
19 145 (1.13%) T-SQL
20 109 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2148 (16.67%) Degree
2 575 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 360 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 319 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 259 (2.01%) ISEB
6 229 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 211 (1.64%) CISSP
8 178 (1.38%) CCNA
9 176 (1.37%) MCSE
10 161 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 152 (1.18%) CCNP
12 132 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 100 (0.78%) DV Cleared
13 100 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 87 (0.68%) Sun Certification
14 87 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
15 85 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 83 (0.64%) RHCE
17 74 (0.57%) MCITP
18 70 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 740 (5.74%) QA
2 505 (3.92%) SLA
3 181 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 105 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 78 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 57 (0.44%) COBIT
7 41 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 22 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 18 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 15 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 15 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 14 (0.11%) Data Quality
12 13 (0.10%) Solvency II
13 12 (0.093%) EMIR
13 12 (0.093%) Basel II
14 5 (0.039%) ISO 8583
15 4 (0.031%) RosettaNet
15 4 (0.031%) BS7799
15 4 (0.031%) GPG13
16 3 (0.023%) DO-178B
System Software
1 870 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 560 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 329 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
4 241 (1.87%) vSphere
5 195 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
6 160 (1.24%) NFS
7 150 (1.16%) VMware ESX
8 142 (1.10%) Hyper-V
9 127 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 91 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 89 (0.69%) XenApp
12 85 (0.66%) Xen
13 77 (0.60%) Firmware
14 75 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 72 (0.56%) KVM
16 71 (0.55%) Samba
17 68 (0.53%) XenServer
18 58 (0.45%) PowerHA
19 54 (0.42%) Varnish
20 47 (0.36%) NDS
Systems Management
1 638 (4.95%) Puppet
2 415 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
3 301 (2.34%) Nagios
4 233 (1.81%) NetBackup
5 194 (1.51%) Tivoli
6 189 (1.47%) Data Guard
7 108 (0.84%) Control-M
8 107 (0.83%) Ansible
9 102 (0.79%) SCOM
10 94 (0.73%) SCCM
11 77 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 74 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
13 69 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 66 (0.51%) OpenView
15 62 (0.48%) Netcool
16 57 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
17 50 (0.39%) Cacti
18 46 (0.36%) Opsview
19 45 (0.35%) Salt
20 44 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4100 (31.82%) Oracle
2 1460 (11.33%) Microsoft
3 1306 (10.14%) VMware
4 1053 (8.17%) Red Hat
5 814 (6.32%) IBM
6 753 (5.84%) Cisco
7 705 (5.47%) HP
8 629 (4.88%) Sybase
9 407 (3.16%) Citrix
10 404 (3.14%) Sun
11 338 (2.62%) NetApp
12 268 (2.08%) Veritas
13 250 (1.94%) Juniper
14 244 (1.89%) EMC
15 230 (1.79%) Business Objects
16 205 (1.59%) CheckPoint
17 192 (1.49%) Symantec
18 173 (1.34%) Informatica
19 165 (1.28%) F5
20 164 (1.27%) Bloomberg
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + great company
Posted: 11 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + health,pen, etc
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits!
Posted: 12 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
The Developer Portal
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus + pension + healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £57k
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £22000 per annum + parking, v interesting work, flexibility
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 per annum + parking, flexibility - interesting work
Posted: 16 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago