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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 33 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 6864 7385 9465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.09% 6.92% 8.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.65% 25.34% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5435 6011 7694
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 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
30301 29142 32809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.90% 27.30% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25095 24881 28078
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 £37,000 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 6366 £50,000 +2.56% 692
London -6 3081 £57,500 +4.54% 365
South East -11 1140 £42,500 - 129
City of London -3 953 £55,750 -3.04% 172
Yorkshire 0 518 £40,000 +2.56% 35
East of England +12 478 £44,000 +10.00% 47
Berkshire -5 402 £42,500 -5.55% 47
West Yorkshire -1 377 £40,000 +2.56% 25
West Midlands -2 358 £42,500 -5.55% 20
North West -1 315 £42,500 -5.55% 28
South West -13 285 £40,000 +6.66% 46
Leeds +6 284 £40,000 - 19
Scotland +3 284 £41,500 -2.35% 31
Surrey -6 234 £43,500 -3.33% 23
Hampshire -17 228 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Hertfordshire +2 210 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Birmingham -15 171 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Reading -5 162 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Manchester -17 132 £45,000 - 9
Glasgow -10 129 £42,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire -3 128 £45,000 +15.38% 22
East Midlands -49 121 £37,750 +7.85% 8
Cheshire +2 117 £34,500 -16.86% 8
Cambridge -6 115 £44,250 +10.62% 21
Buckinghamshire +39 111 £30,000 -20.00% 11
Edinburgh +10 103 £38,000 -25.85% 17
Bristol -10 102 £40,000 +14.28% 11
South Yorkshire +7 100 £34,500 +4.22% 5
Wiltshire +24 92 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Sheffield +7 85 £34,500 +7.81% 5

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8146 (58.34%) Linux
2 5275 (37.78%) SQL
3 4747 (33.99%) Java
4 4517 (32.35%) Windows
5 4457 (31.92%) Oracle
6 4038 (28.92%) Finance
7 2484 (17.79%) Degree
8 2199 (15.75%) Perl
9 2048 (14.67%) C++
10 2014 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
11 1904 (13.64%) Shell Script
12 1760 (12.60%) Python
13 1726 (12.36%) SQL Server
14 1704 (12.20%) ITIL
15 1683 (12.05%) Banking
16 1671 (11.97%) Solaris
17 1591 (11.39%) JavaScript
18 1525 (10.92%) HTML
19 1463 (10.48%) Computer Science
20 1459 (10.45%) MySQL
21 1454 (10.41%) Microsoft
22 1424 (10.20%) Software Engineering
23 1416 (10.14%) XML
24 1337 (9.57%) OO
25 1310 (9.38%) VMware
26 1281 (9.17%) Apache
27 1251 (8.96%) Oracle Database
28 1237 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
29 1224 (8.77%) Red Hat
30 1200 (8.59%) Relational Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1281 (9.17%) Apache
2 1066 (7.63%) Tomcat
3 603 (4.32%) WebSphere
4 598 (4.28%) WebLogic
5 406 (2.91%) IIS
6 269 (1.93%) MS Exchange
7 208 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 177 (1.27%) SharePoint
9 154 (1.10%) Node.js
10 134 (0.96%) SAS
11 122 (0.87%) nginx
12 121 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 115 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 115 (0.82%) Drupal
14 111 (0.79%) Apache Solr
14 111 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
15 95 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 93 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
17 88 (0.63%) MQSeries
18 83 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 711 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 304 (2.18%) MS Office
3 73 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.25%) MS Project
6 25 (0.18%) SPSS
7 12 (0.086%) Simulink
8 10 (0.072%) FastStats
9 9 (0.064%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.036%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.036%) PrintSoft PReS
12 2 (0.014%) Stata
12 2 (0.014%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.014%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.007%) Mingle
13 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.007%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.007%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.007%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 261 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 184 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 164 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
4 107 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
5 59 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 49 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 42 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
8 40 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
9 38 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
9 38 (0.27%) HFM
10 33 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
11 31 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
11 31 (0.22%) Magento
12 28 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
13 26 (0.19%) Temenos T24
13 26 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
14 22 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
14 22 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
15 21 (0.15%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
16 19 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 292 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (1.56%) SaaS
3 113 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 105 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 71 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 57 (0.41%) PaaS
7 35 (0.25%) Office 365
8 27 (0.19%) IaaS
9 25 (0.18%) GitHub
10 23 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.12%) Joyent
12 13 (0.093%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (0.086%) Rackspace Cloud
14 11 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
15 10 (0.072%) Google Compute Engine
15 10 (0.072%) Google Apps
16 9 (0.064%) Route 53
17 7 (0.050%) Force.com
17 7 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1134 (8.12%) TCP/IP
2 1046 (7.49%) Firewall
3 880 (6.30%) SAN
4 844 (6.04%) DNS
5 655 (4.69%) Internet
6 575 (4.12%) HTTP
7 405 (2.90%) WAN
8 382 (2.74%) LAN
9 374 (2.68%) VPN
10 287 (2.06%) LDAP
11 284 (2.03%) NAS
12 249 (1.78%) BGP
13 244 (1.75%) Network Security
14 237 (1.70%) SSL
15 234 (1.68%) DHCP
16 203 (1.45%) SMTP
17 184 (1.32%) MPLS
17 184 (1.32%) OSPF
18 175 (1.25%) FTP
19 164 (1.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1726 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 1459 (10.45%) MySQL
3 1251 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 1200 (8.59%) Relational Database
5 731 (5.23%) RDBMS
6 642 (4.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 524 (3.75%) DB2
8 421 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
9 368 (2.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 340 (2.43%) Big Data
11 283 (2.03%) NoSQL
12 278 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
13 254 (1.82%) MongoDB
14 249 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
15 234 (1.68%) Hadoop
16 175 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
17 155 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
18 152 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
19 150 (1.07%) OLTP
20 148 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 659 (4.72%) Subversion
2 557 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 479 (3.43%) Maven
4 387 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 371 (2.66%) JUnit
6 352 (2.52%) Eclipse
7 349 (2.50%) JIRA
8 323 (2.31%) Ant
9 278 (1.99%) Selenium
10 177 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 171 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
12 155 (1.11%) Hudson
13 149 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
14 118 (0.85%) Toad
15 103 (0.74%) TeamCity
16 92 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 84 (0.60%) WebDriver
18 83 (0.59%) ClearCase
19 77 (0.55%) Visual Studio
20 72 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 4038 (28.92%) Finance
2 1683 (12.05%) Banking
3 861 (6.17%) Front Office
4 759 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 664 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 523 (3.75%) Retail
7 324 (2.32%) Marketing
8 320 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 249 (1.78%) Games
10 235 (1.68%) Back Office
11 171 (1.22%) Advertising
12 167 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 137 (0.98%) French Language
14 127 (0.91%) Electronics
15 116 (0.83%) Legal
16 110 (0.79%) German Language
17 103 (0.74%) Billing
18 82 (0.59%) Publishing
19 49 (0.35%) Law
20 38 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3725 (26.68%) Developer
2 2177 (15.59%) Analyst
3 1288 (9.22%) Java Developer
4 1175 (8.41%) Administrator
5 1019 (7.30%) Support Analyst
6 961 (6.88%) Applications Support
7 745 (5.34%) C++ Developer
8 707 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
9 694 (4.97%) Software Engineer
10 619 (4.43%) DBA
11 597 (4.28%) Consultant
12 563 (4.03%) Support Engineer
13 509 (3.65%) Architect
14 486 (3.48%) Senior Developer
15 484 (3.47%) Oracle DBA
16 421 (3.01%) Applications Support Analyst
17 413 (2.96%) Software Developer
18 403 (2.89%) Linux Administrator
19 390 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
20 358 (2.56%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1525 (10.92%) HTML
2 1416 (10.14%) XML
3 1088 (7.79%) Web Services
4 885 (6.34%) J2EE
5 879 (6.29%) CSS
6 860 (6.16%) Spring
7 669 (4.79%) .NET
7 669 (4.79%) Middleware
8 543 (3.89%) jQuery
9 483 (3.46%) Hibernate
10 449 (3.22%) SOAP
11 438 (3.14%) STL
12 375 (2.69%) Java EE
13 328 (2.35%) JSP
14 314 (2.25%) Ajax
15 306 (2.19%) HTML5
16 303 (2.17%) LAMP
17 290 (2.08%) JSON
18 254 (1.82%) JMS
19 241 (1.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1463 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 1237 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 561 (4.02%) Equities
4 494 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 481 (3.44%) Derivative
6 476 (3.41%) Open Source
7 452 (3.24%) Clustering
8 430 (3.08%) Mathematics
9 426 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 352 (2.52%) Fixed Income
11 278 (1.99%) Hedge funds
12 268 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
13 257 (1.84%) Replication
14 240 (1.72%) Mainframe
15 209 (1.50%) Client/Server
16 133 (0.95%) Data Integration
17 132 (0.95%) Physics
18 127 (0.91%) Mobile App
19 119 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
20 112 (0.80%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8146 (58.34%) Linux
2 4517 (32.35%) Windows
3 1671 (11.97%) Solaris
4 892 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 860 (6.16%) AIX
6 523 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 406 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 344 (2.46%) HPUX
9 278 (1.99%) CentOS
10 267 (1.91%) Ubuntu
11 188 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 185 (1.32%) Windows 7
12 185 (1.32%) Debian
13 167 (1.20%) Android
14 159 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 135 (0.97%) Windows XP
16 91 (0.65%) Mac OS X
17 85 (0.61%) SUSE
18 75 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
19 58 (0.42%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2014 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1704 (12.20%) ITIL
3 1424 (10.20%) Software Engineering
4 1337 (9.57%) OO
5 859 (6.15%) E-Commerce
6 851 (6.09%) Multithreading
7 714 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
8 666 (4.77%) Project Management
9 605 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
10 592 (4.24%) Scrum
11 584 (4.18%) Configuration Management
12 578 (4.14%) TDD
13 545 (3.90%) Low Latency
14 525 (3.76%) DevOps
15 518 (3.71%) Mentoring
16 501 (3.59%) SOA
17 481 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
18 474 (3.39%) Problem Management
19 439 (3.14%) Service Management
20 433 (3.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5275 (37.78%) SQL
2 4747 (33.99%) Java
3 2199 (15.75%) Perl
4 2048 (14.67%) C++
5 1904 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 1760 (12.60%) Python
7 1591 (11.39%) JavaScript
8 1070 (7.66%) C
9 1052 (7.53%) C#
10 1010 (7.23%) Bash Shell
11 890 (6.37%) PL/SQL
12 883 (6.32%) PHP
13 602 (4.31%) Ruby
14 327 (2.34%) PowerShell
15 254 (1.82%) VB
16 201 (1.44%) Korn
17 199 (1.43%) VBA
18 188 (1.35%) Scala
19 142 (1.02%) PHP5
20 118 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2484 (17.79%) Degree
2 583 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 373 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 306 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (1.86%) ISEB
6 214 (1.53%) CISSP
7 195 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 191 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 162 (1.16%) CCNP
9 162 (1.16%) CCNA
10 151 (1.08%) MCSE
11 139 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 128 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
13 118 (0.85%) ISTQB
14 89 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 84 (0.60%) OCP
15 84 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 77 (0.55%) MCP
17 66 (0.47%) HND
18 64 (0.46%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 836 (5.99%) QA
2 460 (3.29%) SLA
3 264 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 132 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 89 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 88 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 50 (0.36%) COBIT
8 39 (0.28%) ISO 9000
9 27 (0.19%) HL7
10 25 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 22 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 19 (0.14%) EMIR
13 15 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 8 (0.057%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.057%) JTAG
14 8 (0.057%) Basel II
15 7 (0.050%) BS7799
15 7 (0.050%) Basel III
16 6 (0.043%) CRD IV
17 5 (0.036%) DICOM
System Software
1 915 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 581 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 414 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
4 271 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 193 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 187 (1.34%) Hyper-V
7 162 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 161 (1.15%) NFS
9 143 (1.02%) vSphere
10 106 (0.76%) KVM
11 102 (0.73%) Xen
12 87 (0.62%) XenApp
13 74 (0.53%) XenServer
14 67 (0.48%) Varnish
15 56 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 55 (0.39%) Snort
17 44 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 42 (0.30%) Samba
19 41 (0.29%) PowerHA
20 38 (0.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 590 (4.23%) Puppet
2 376 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 343 (2.46%) Nagios
4 281 (2.01%) Data Guard
5 183 (1.31%) NetBackup
6 175 (1.25%) Tivoli
7 124 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 100 (0.72%) OpenView
9 93 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 88 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 83 (0.59%) Control-M
12 68 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
12 68 (0.49%) Opsview
13 62 (0.44%) SCCM
14 61 (0.44%) SCOM
15 57 (0.41%) Ansible
16 55 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
17 52 (0.37%) Backup Exec
18 50 (0.36%) CFEngine
19 48 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4457 (31.92%) Oracle
2 1454 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 1310 (9.38%) VMware
4 1224 (8.77%) Red Hat
5 826 (5.92%) IBM
6 819 (5.87%) Cisco
7 699 (5.01%) HP
8 620 (4.44%) Sybase
9 556 (3.98%) JBoss
10 433 (3.10%) Sun
11 386 (2.76%) Citrix
12 357 (2.56%) EMC
13 343 (2.46%) NetApp
14 261 (1.87%) Juniper
15 205 (1.47%) Veritas
16 196 (1.40%) TIBCO
17 188 (1.35%) SAP
18 185 (1.32%) Business Objects
19 178 (1.27%) Google
20 177 (1.27%) Informatica
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Addlestone, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £48k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 70-85k base + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Life, Health
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago