Period
to 27 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 104 95
Rank change year-on-year -38 -9 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unix 1,014 4,011 5,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.31% 3.09% 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.83% 13.43% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 822 2,835 3,873
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,550 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,364 29,859 35,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.38% 23.03% 23.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,752 23,777 29,046
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,375 £25,500
90th Percentile £81,475 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in England

Unix
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unix in England.

Salary trend for Unix in England

Unix
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unix in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Unix in England

Unix
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the England region over the 6 months to 27 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 568 £70,000 - 79
South East -41 126 £52,500 -4.55% 26
Midlands +29 125 £55,000 +25.00% 26
North of England -94 87 £45,000 - 38
South West -2 83 £52,500 +26.51% 24
West Midlands +2 70 £55,000 +27.17% 19
North West -1 63 £45,000 +12.50% 17
East Midlands +62 53 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Yorkshire -83 18 £55,000 +11.48% 15
East of England +2 16 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North East -22 6 £41,000 -8.94% 6
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, IT jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Unix.

1 692 (68.24%) Linux
2 360 (35.50%) Python
3 314 (30.97%) Java
4 303 (29.88%) Oracle
5 292 (28.80%) SQL
6 281 (27.71%) Windows
7 263 (25.94%) Finance
8 262 (25.84%) AWS
9 248 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
10 218 (21.50%) DevOps
11 191 (18.84%) Azure
12 169 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 136 (13.41%) Ansible
14 134 (13.21%) JavaScript
14 134 (13.21%) Git (software)
15 128 (12.62%) VMware
16 119 (11.74%) Microsoft
17 118 (11.64%) Software Engineering
18 117 (11.54%) Docker
19 114 (11.24%) Bash Shell
20 110 (10.85%) Degree
20 110 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
21 109 (10.75%) Perl
22 107 (10.55%) Kubernetes
23 106 (10.45%) PL/SQL
24 104 (10.26%) Jenkins
25 103 (10.16%) Banking
26 101 (9.96%) Red Hat
27 100 (9.86%) SQL Server
27 100 (9.86%) Oracle Database

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (3.94%) SAS
2 34 (3.35%) Apache
3 22 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
5 20 (1.97%) Confluence
5 20 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.58%) IIS
8 15 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.49%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.49%) MTS
12 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.30%) CICS
13 3 (0.30%) CMS
13 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.099%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.099%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.099%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
3 5 (0.49%) Salerio
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.099%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.099%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.099%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.099%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.099%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 262 (25.84%) AWS
2 191 (18.84%) Azure
3 47 (4.64%) Power Platform
4 38 (3.75%) Office 365
5 27 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (2.66%) GCP
6 26 (2.56%) OpenShift
7 22 (2.17%) Serverless
8 19 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.78%) SaaS
10 15 (1.48%) GitHub
10 15 (1.48%) PaaS
11 12 (1.18%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.89%) IaaS
13 8 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.79%) Datadog
14 7 (0.69%) Apigee
14 7 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (8.88%) Firewall
1 90 (8.88%) TCP/IP
2 65 (6.41%) DNS
3 32 (3.16%) Internet
4 29 (2.86%) DHCP
5 26 (2.56%) Network Security
5 26 (2.56%) VPN
6 23 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (2.27%) LAN
6 23 (2.27%) WAN
7 20 (1.97%) SAN
8 15 (1.48%) Wireshark
9 14 (1.38%) SSL
10 13 (1.28%) FIX Connectivity
10 13 (1.28%) HTTP
11 12 (1.18%) SNMP
12 11 (1.08%) BGP
12 11 (1.08%) OSPF
13 10 (0.99%) 2G
13 10 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (9.86%) Oracle Database
1 100 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.40%) Hadoop
3 73 (7.20%) Big Data
4 51 (5.03%) Apache Hive
5 47 (4.64%) Power BI
6 46 (4.54%) Relational Database
7 45 (4.44%) Impala
8 44 (4.34%) BusinessObjects
9 39 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (3.75%) Pentaho
11 36 (3.55%) MongoDB
12 35 (3.45%) NoSQL
13 33 (3.25%) MySQL
14 22 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (2.17%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.87%) Data Lake
16 18 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 134 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 104 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 86 (8.48%) JIRA
4 29 (2.86%) Bitbucket
5 24 (2.37%) Subversion
6 20 (1.97%) Maven
7 18 (1.78%) Selenium
8 17 (1.68%) GitLab
9 16 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.28%) JMeter
11 12 (1.18%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.18%) JUnit
12 10 (0.99%) Metasploit
13 8 (0.79%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.79%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.79%) Locust
14 7 (0.69%) Gatling
14 7 (0.69%) RStudio
14 7 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 263 (25.94%) Finance
2 103 (10.16%) Banking
3 37 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.45%) Front Office
5 30 (2.96%) Back Office
5 30 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.47%) Retail
7 19 (1.87%) Italian Language
8 17 (1.68%) Public Sector
9 15 (1.48%) Electronics
9 15 (1.48%) Legal
10 14 (1.38%) Marketing
11 13 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.79%) Law
13 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.39%) Advertising
14 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.30%) Billing
15 3 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 161 (15.88%) Developer
2 97 (9.57%) Analyst
3 92 (9.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 83 (8.19%) Administrator
5 74 (7.30%) Linux Engineer
6 58 (5.72%) Applications Support
7 56 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 55 (5.42%) Data Engineer
9 53 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
10 52 (5.13%) Senior Developer
11 50 (4.93%) Software Engineer
12 44 (4.34%) Python Engineer
13 42 (4.14%) Linux Administrator
14 40 (3.94%) Consultant
15 39 (3.85%) Support Engineer
15 39 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
16 36 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 34 (3.35%) Support Analyst
17 34 (3.35%) Unix Engineer
18 33 (3.25%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.02%) XML
2 54 (5.33%) CSS
2 54 (5.33%) HTML
3 40 (3.94%) FIX Protocol
4 38 (3.75%) Spring
5 37 (3.65%) AngularJS
6 34 (3.35%) Web Services
7 32 (3.16%) .NET
7 32 (3.16%) Middleware
7 32 (3.16%) REST
8 31 (3.06%) HTML5
8 31 (3.06%) Node.js
9 26 (2.56%) React
10 25 (2.47%) RESTful
11 24 (2.37%) LDAP
12 22 (2.17%) SAP Basis
13 20 (1.97%) Apache Flex
14 19 (1.87%) SOAP
15 16 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
16 15 (1.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.14%) Linux Command Line
4 39 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 31 (3.06%) SWIFT
7 21 (2.07%) Fixed Income
7 21 (2.07%) Virtual Team
8 20 (1.97%) Derivative
9 16 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.38%) Equities
11 14 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.18%) Replication
14 11 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (1.08%) PKI
14 11 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 692 (68.24%) Linux
2 281 (27.71%) Windows
3 88 (8.68%) Windows Server
4 81 (7.99%) Solaris
5 72 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (6.21%) AIX
7 38 (3.75%) CentOS
8 28 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (2.37%) Windows 10
10 23 (2.27%) Windows 7
10 23 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.48%) Mac OS
12 15 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (1.08%) SUSE
14 10 (0.99%) Debian
15 8 (0.79%) Android
15 8 (0.79%) HPUX
15 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (21.50%) DevOps
3 118 (11.64%) Software Engineering
4 110 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
5 97 (9.57%) Mentoring
6 96 (9.47%) Scrum
7 90 (8.88%) Analytics
7 90 (8.88%) ITIL
8 76 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
9 75 (7.40%) Configuration Management
10 68 (6.71%) Test Automation
11 65 (6.41%) Information Security
12 64 (6.31%) Computer Science
12 64 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (6.21%) Data Analytics
13 63 (6.21%) ETL
14 61 (6.02%) Change Management
15 53 (5.23%) Performance Tuning
16 52 (5.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 50 (4.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 360 (35.50%) Python
2 314 (30.97%) Java
3 292 (28.80%) SQL
4 169 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 134 (13.21%) JavaScript
6 114 (11.24%) Bash Shell
7 109 (10.75%) Perl
8 106 (10.45%) PL/SQL
9 95 (9.37%) C++
10 88 (8.68%) PowerShell
11 66 (6.51%) C
12 46 (4.54%) Ruby
13 40 (3.94%) R
14 39 (3.85%) C#
15 36 (3.55%) PHP
16 35 (3.45%) HiveQL
17 28 (2.76%) Go
18 22 (2.17%) ABAP
19 20 (1.97%) Groovy
19 20 (1.97%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 110 (10.85%) Degree
2 40 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (2.47%) CCNA
7 22 (2.17%) CISSP
7 22 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.58%) CCNP
8 16 (1.58%) CISM
8 16 (1.58%) Master's Degree
8 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.28%) PMP
10 12 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.08%) JNCIA
11 11 (1.08%) MCSA
12 10 (0.99%) CCSP
12 10 (0.99%) MCSE
12 10 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.10%) QA
2 63 (6.21%) SLA
3 33 (3.25%) GDPR
4 29 (2.86%) NIST
5 16 (1.58%) Data Quality
6 15 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.69%) COBIT
8 7 (0.69%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.39%) FINRA
9 4 (0.39%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 117 (11.54%) Docker
2 90 (8.88%) Active Directory
3 89 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (4.44%) HDFS
5 17 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.48%) vSphere
8 14 (1.38%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.99%) RHEV
10 8 (0.79%) Firmware
10 8 (0.79%) NFS
11 7 (0.69%) Squid
11 7 (0.69%) XenApp
12 6 (0.59%) Samba
13 5 (0.49%) vCloud
14 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.39%) Snort
14 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (13.41%) Ansible
2 107 (10.55%) Kubernetes
3 97 (9.57%) Puppet
4 87 (8.58%) Terraform
5 37 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 26 (2.56%) Data Guard
8 17 (1.68%) SCCM
9 16 (1.58%) Control-M
10 15 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
11 14 (1.38%) Grafana
11 14 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 14 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (1.28%) Nagios
13 10 (0.99%) Ambari
13 10 (0.99%) CSIRT
14 9 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
14 9 (0.89%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.79%) Nessus
15 8 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 303 (29.88%) Oracle
2 128 (12.62%) VMware
3 119 (11.74%) Microsoft
4 101 (9.96%) Red Hat
5 60 (5.92%) Cloudera
6 59 (5.82%) Cisco
7 56 (5.52%) Informatica
8 55 (5.42%) IBM
9 40 (3.94%) ServiceNow
10 39 (3.85%) Google
11 38 (3.75%) SAP
12 35 (3.45%) Talend
13 28 (2.76%) Remedy
14 26 (2.56%) Sun
15 25 (2.47%) HP
16 24 (2.37%) Splunk
17 22 (2.17%) Citrix
18 21 (2.07%) Sybase
19 18 (1.78%) Tableau
20 16 (1.58%) Symantec