Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > England
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 96 96
Rank change year-on-year -44 0 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unix 1,741 4,450 5,570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.39% 3.27% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.22% 14.20% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,390 3,283 4,270
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +6.80%

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 15,519 31,346 39,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.30% 23.00% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 12,705 25,045 31,802
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,150 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% +2.22%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -32 905 £70,000 +3.70% 77
South East -26 311 £52,500 +5.00% 22
North of England -100 170 £48,500 +2.11% 24
Midlands +8 160 £51,000 +24.39% 25
South West 0 134 £50,000 +25.00% 16
West Midlands +11 122 £52,500 +27.27% 16
North West -3 95 £45,000 - 14
East of England +26 62 £67,500 +35.00% 11
Yorkshire -93 58 £55,000 +11.48% 8
East Midlands +22 35 £30,000 -25.00% 9
North East -3 17 £38,000 -22.98% 2
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1,200 (68.93%) Linux
2 593 (34.06%) Java
3 582 (33.43%) SQL
4 543 (31.19%) Finance
5 531 (30.50%) Python
6 513 (29.47%) Windows
7 485 (27.86%) Oracle
8 468 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
9 399 (22.92%) AWS
10 384 (22.06%) DevOps
11 279 (16.03%) JavaScript
12 272 (15.62%) Docker
13 256 (14.70%) Git (software)
14 248 (14.24%) Azure
15 245 (14.07%) Software Engineering
16 232 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
17 216 (12.41%) Degree
18 215 (12.35%) Shell Script
19 211 (12.12%) Ansible
20 210 (12.06%) Bash Shell
20 210 (12.06%) Jenkins
21 200 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
22 198 (11.37%) Microsoft
23 195 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
23 195 (11.20%) Kubernetes
24 187 (10.74%) VMware
25 186 (10.68%) SQL Server
25 186 (10.68%) Test Automation
26 171 (9.82%) C++
27 170 (9.76%) Banking

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 68 (3.91%) Confluence
2 65 (3.73%) Apache
3 56 (3.22%) Apache Spark
4 53 (3.04%) Tomcat
5 28 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 24 (1.38%) IIS
7 23 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 20 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 20 (1.15%) SAS
10 19 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.86%) JBoss
11 15 (0.86%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.75%) MQSeries
12 13 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.46%) NetWeaver
14 8 (0.46%) nginx
15 6 (0.34%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 41 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.057%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.057%) CATIA
6 1 (0.057%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.057%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 20 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (1.03%) Salerio
3 11 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.40%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.17%) Magento
8 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 399 (22.92%) AWS
2 248 (14.24%) Azure
3 70 (4.02%) Office 365
4 50 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (2.58%) SaaS
6 39 (2.24%) GCP
6 39 (2.24%) OpenShift
7 38 (2.18%) Amazon S3
7 38 (2.18%) Serverless
8 32 (1.84%) Power Platform
9 30 (1.72%) GitHub
10 22 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
10 22 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (1.26%) IaaS
11 18 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (1.03%) PaaS
12 17 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
12 17 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
13 15 (0.86%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 140 (8.04%) Firewall
2 109 (6.26%) TCP/IP
3 76 (4.37%) DNS
4 72 (4.14%) Network Security
5 54 (3.10%) LAN
6 48 (2.76%) WAN
7 44 (2.53%) Internet
7 44 (2.53%) VPN
8 43 (2.47%) HTTP
9 38 (2.18%) DHCP
10 36 (2.07%) SAN
11 30 (1.72%) MPLS
12 23 (1.32%) BGP
12 23 (1.32%) OSPF
13 22 (1.26%) FIX Connectivity
13 22 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 22 (1.26%) SSL
13 22 (1.26%) Wireless
14 19 (1.09%) IPsec
14 19 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 154 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 125 (7.18%) MySQL
3 125 (7.18%) Oracle Database
4 117 (6.72%) MongoDB
5 108 (6.20%) Big Data
6 100 (5.74%) Hadoop
7 99 (5.69%) Relational Database
8 93 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (3.33%) RDBMS
11 39 (2.24%) Apache Hive
12 38 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (1.95%) Pentaho
15 33 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
16 32 (1.84%) Power BI
17 29 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
17 29 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
17 29 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 256 (14.70%) Git (software)
2 210 (12.06%) Jenkins
3 165 (9.48%) JIRA
4 68 (3.91%) Selenium
5 64 (3.68%) Maven
6 62 (3.56%) Bitbucket
7 54 (3.10%) Cucumber
8 44 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (2.07%) Subversion
10 33 (1.90%) GitLab
11 32 (1.84%) JUnit
12 26 (1.49%) Artifactory
13 25 (1.44%) Appium
14 23 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (1.26%) Gradle
16 17 (0.98%) JMeter
16 17 (0.98%) TeamCity
17 16 (0.92%) Visual Studio
18 13 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
19 12 (0.69%) Gerrit
General
1 543 (31.19%) Finance
2 170 (9.76%) Banking
3 65 (3.73%) Retail
4 64 (3.68%) Front Office
5 52 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.81%) Public Sector
6 49 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.53%) Back Office
8 26 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.32%) Legal
10 22 (1.26%) Electronics
11 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.98%) Marketing
13 12 (0.69%) Military
14 10 (0.57%) International Banking
14 10 (0.57%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.46%) Advertising
15 8 (0.46%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.46%) Automotive
15 8 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 330 (18.95%) Developer
2 201 (11.55%) Analyst
3 132 (7.58%) Software Engineer
4 123 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 119 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 105 (6.03%) Applications Support
7 102 (5.86%) Support Analyst
8 97 (5.57%) Senior Developer
9 92 (5.28%) Consultant
10 89 (5.11%) Administrator
11 73 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
12 68 (3.91%) Architect
13 64 (3.68%) Java Engineer
14 58 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 57 (3.27%) Applications Support Analyst
16 56 (3.22%) Support Engineer
17 52 (2.99%) Data Engineer
18 50 (2.87%) Junior
19 48 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
20 44 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (6.55%) XML
2 102 (5.86%) Node.js
3 93 (5.34%) Spring
4 92 (5.28%) HTML
5 89 (5.11%) CSS
6 88 (5.05%) Web Services
7 86 (4.94%) FIX Protocol
8 80 (4.60%) RESTful
9 74 (4.25%) REST
10 71 (4.08%) .NET
11 66 (3.79%) React
12 62 (3.56%) AngularJS
13 53 (3.04%) Middleware
14 46 (2.64%) J2EE
14 46 (2.64%) Spring Boot
15 42 (2.41%) SOAP
16 40 (2.30%) LDAP
17 38 (2.18%) Elastic Stack
18 37 (2.13%) JSON
19 34 (1.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 200 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 67 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.68%) Fixed Income
5 63 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
7 51 (2.93%) Public Cloud
8 48 (2.76%) Equities
9 43 (2.47%) Derivative
10 42 (2.41%) Algorithms
11 39 (2.24%) SWIFT
12 37 (2.13%) PKI
13 34 (1.95%) User Experience
14 33 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 29 (1.67%) Data Structures
16 25 (1.44%) Cloud Native
17 24 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (1.32%) Mobile App
19 22 (1.26%) Clustering
20 21 (1.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,200 (68.93%) Linux
2 513 (29.47%) Windows
3 134 (7.70%) Windows Server
4 121 (6.95%) Solaris
5 119 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 80 (4.60%) AIX
7 57 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (3.10%) Windows 7
9 49 (2.81%) CentOS
10 43 (2.47%) Windows 10
11 40 (2.30%) Mac OS X
12 36 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (1.84%) Ubuntu
14 28 (1.61%) Mac OS
15 24 (1.38%) Android
15 24 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
16 23 (1.32%) Apple iOS
16 23 (1.32%) SUSE
17 18 (1.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (22.06%) DevOps
3 245 (14.07%) Software Engineering
4 232 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 195 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
6 186 (10.68%) Test Automation
7 162 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 159 (9.13%) ITIL
9 158 (9.08%) TDD
10 154 (8.85%) Configuration Management
11 149 (8.56%) Computer Science
12 140 (8.04%) Scrum
13 130 (7.47%) Analytics
14 121 (6.95%) Open Source
15 116 (6.66%) Microservices
16 107 (6.15%) Information Security
17 104 (5.97%) OO
18 99 (5.69%) BDD
19 96 (5.51%) Change Management
20 93 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 593 (34.06%) Java
2 582 (33.43%) SQL
3 531 (30.50%) Python
4 279 (16.03%) JavaScript
5 215 (12.35%) Shell Script
6 210 (12.06%) Bash Shell
7 171 (9.82%) C++
8 155 (8.90%) PowerShell
9 141 (8.10%) C
9 141 (8.10%) Perl
10 133 (7.64%) PL/SQL
11 87 (5.00%) C#
12 82 (4.71%) PHP
13 75 (4.31%) Ruby
14 56 (3.22%) Java 8
15 51 (2.93%) R
16 44 (2.53%) Go
17 33 (1.90%) Groovy
18 30 (1.72%) Scala
19 21 (1.21%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 216 (12.41%) Degree
2 89 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 77 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (2.64%) SC Cleared
6 36 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.90%) CISSP
8 31 (1.78%) CCNA
9 23 (1.32%) CISM
9 23 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (1.15%) CCNP
11 17 (0.98%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.86%) JNCIA
13 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.80%) SANS
13 14 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.75%) CISA
14 13 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
15 12 (0.69%) MCSE
16 11 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.12%) QA
2 74 (4.25%) SLA
3 60 (3.45%) GDPR
4 26 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (1.09%) NIST
7 18 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.75%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.34%) FINRA
10 4 (0.23%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.17%) PSD2
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) FATCA
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.057%) EMIR
13 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 272 (15.62%) Docker
2 114 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (5.92%) Active Directory
4 40 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.90%) vSphere
6 23 (1.32%) HDFS
6 23 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.75%) XenApp
9 11 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.57%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.57%) OpenAM
11 9 (0.52%) Squid
11 9 (0.52%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.40%) NFS
14 6 (0.34%) Firmware
14 6 (0.34%) Samba
15 5 (0.29%) KVM
15 5 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 211 (12.12%) Ansible
2 195 (11.20%) Kubernetes
3 108 (6.20%) Terraform
4 101 (5.80%) Puppet
5 75 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.64%) Nagios
7 31 (1.78%) Control-M
7 31 (1.78%) Data Guard
8 29 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 24 (1.38%) Grafana
9 24 (1.38%) SCCM
10 19 (1.09%) SCOM
11 18 (1.03%) Kibana
11 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
12 17 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
12 17 (0.98%) Nessus
13 15 (0.86%) SELinux
14 14 (0.80%) ZABBIX
15 13 (0.75%) Tivoli
16 12 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 485 (27.86%) Oracle
2 198 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 187 (10.74%) VMware
4 156 (8.96%) Red Hat
5 83 (4.77%) Cisco
6 77 (4.42%) Informatica
7 63 (3.62%) IBM
8 58 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 58 (3.33%) Sun
9 54 (3.10%) Splunk
10 50 (2.87%) HP
11 47 (2.70%) Citrix
12 46 (2.64%) Cloudera
13 45 (2.58%) Google
14 41 (2.35%) Atlassian
15 40 (2.30%) Tableau
16 34 (1.95%) SAP
17 33 (1.90%) Sybase
18 31 (1.78%) F5
19 29 (1.67%) Remedy