Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 86 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -25 -3
Permanent jobs citing Unix 493 429 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.73% 3.44% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.52% 15.27% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 366 293 429
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £30,875 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,625 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2984 2809 3190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.58% 22.51% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2371 2334 2580
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unix in the North West.

Salary trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix in the North West

Unix
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Manchester +27 251 £46,500 +9.41% 18
Cheshire +17 196 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Merseyside -22 35 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Lancashire -24 5 £32,500 -16.13%
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 300 (60.85%) Linux
2 199 (40.37%) Windows
3 187 (37.93%) SQL
4 165 (33.47%) Finance
5 145 (29.41%) Oracle
6 142 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (26.57%) Java
7 131 (26.57%) Python
8 127 (25.76%) Puppet
9 121 (24.54%) DevOps
10 110 (22.31%) Opscode Chef
11 106 (21.50%) Shell Script
12 99 (20.08%) SQL Server
13 88 (17.85%) Configuration Management
14 87 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
15 82 (16.63%) Banking
16 76 (15.42%) MySQL
17 72 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (13.79%) Ansible
18 68 (13.79%) JavaScript
18 68 (13.79%) Middleware
19 65 (13.18%) ITIL
19 65 (13.18%) Degree
19 65 (13.18%) Open Source
20 61 (12.37%) Docker
21 60 (12.17%) Software Engineering
22 59 (11.97%) HTML
22 59 (11.97%) Relational Database
23 54 (10.95%) Jenkins
24 53 (10.75%) PHP

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 45 (9.13%) Tomcat
2 39 (7.91%) Apache
3 30 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (4.26%) OpenStack
5 20 (4.06%) WebSphere
6 19 (3.85%) Apache Solr
6 19 (3.85%) CloudStack
7 14 (2.84%) Apache Spark
8 13 (2.64%) SAS
9 12 (2.43%) JBoss
10 8 (1.62%) Confluence
10 8 (1.62%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.62%) nginx
11 5 (1.01%) Drupal
11 5 (1.01%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.81%) CMS
12 4 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.01%) Magento
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) BASE24
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (10.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 43 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (4.67%) OpenShift
5 20 (4.06%) GitHub
6 19 (3.85%) Google App Engine
7 16 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.22%) Office 365
10 3 (0.61%) IaaS
10 3 (0.61%) PaaS
11 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.20%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.20%) SaaS
12 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.32%) TCP/IP
2 32 (6.49%) Ethernet
2 32 (6.49%) Firewall
3 28 (5.68%) SAN
4 25 (5.07%) SSH
5 20 (4.06%) HTTP
6 13 (2.64%) IPsec
7 12 (2.43%) BGP
7 12 (2.43%) Internet
7 12 (2.43%) OSPF
8 11 (2.23%) LAN
9 10 (2.03%) DNS
9 10 (2.03%) MPLS
9 10 (2.03%) VPN
10 9 (1.83%) Broadband
10 9 (1.83%) SSL
11 8 (1.62%) DHCP
11 8 (1.62%) L2TP
11 8 (1.62%) Multicast
11 8 (1.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 76 (15.42%) MySQL
3 59 (11.97%) Relational Database
4 37 (7.51%) Hadoop
5 36 (7.30%) Big Data
5 36 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (6.49%) Oracle Database
7 29 (5.88%) MongoDB
8 22 (4.46%) NoSQL
9 21 (4.26%) DB2
10 14 (2.84%) MS Access
10 14 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
11 13 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (2.64%) RDBMS
12 12 (2.43%) MariaDB
12 12 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (2.03%) Redis
14 8 (1.62%) GIS
15 4 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 54 (10.95%) Jenkins
2 33 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.46%) PHPUnit
3 22 (4.46%) Vagrant
4 20 (4.06%) JIRA
5 19 (3.85%) Codeception
6 16 (3.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (2.03%) JUnit
8 9 (1.83%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.83%) Selenium
9 7 (1.42%) Xdebug
10 6 (1.22%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.22%) Subversion
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.01%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.61%) GitLab
13 2 (0.41%) JIRA Agile
13 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 165 (33.47%) Finance
2 82 (16.63%) Banking
3 49 (9.94%) Telecoms
4 36 (7.30%) Retail
5 34 (6.90%) Manufacturing
6 33 (6.69%) Investment Banking
6 33 (6.69%) Marketing
7 31 (6.29%) Electronics
8 25 (5.07%) Law
9 10 (2.03%) Advertising
10 9 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
10 9 (1.83%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.61%) Back Office
11 3 (0.61%) Billing
11 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (15.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (12.58%) Developer
3 53 (10.75%) Administrator
4 51 (10.34%) Analyst
5 39 (7.91%) Applications Support
5 39 (7.91%) Architect
6 30 (6.09%) PHP Developer
7 29 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
7 29 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 27 (5.48%) Software Engineer
9 22 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
10 21 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
11 20 (4.06%) DBA
11 20 (4.06%) Unix Administrator
12 19 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 18 (3.65%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 17 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
14 17 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (13.79%) Middleware
2 59 (11.97%) HTML
3 50 (10.14%) Web Services
4 46 (9.33%) CSS
5 42 (8.52%) .NET
6 34 (6.90%) jQuery
7 30 (6.09%) HTML5
8 28 (5.68%) LAMP
8 28 (5.68%) SOAP
9 26 (5.27%) REST
10 25 (5.07%) AngularJS
10 25 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
10 25 (5.07%) XML
11 24 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (4.46%) JSON
13 20 (4.06%) Sass
14 19 (3.85%) Ext JS
15 17 (3.45%) MSMQ
16 15 (3.04%) RESTful
16 15 (3.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.49%) Public Cloud
2 29 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.07%) Clustering
4 17 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.84%) Mainframe
6 13 (2.64%) iPad
6 13 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.43%) PKI
7 12 (2.43%) User Experience
8 11 (2.23%) Replication
9 9 (1.83%) Contactless
9 9 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.42%) CESG
10 7 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.22%) Handset
11 6 (1.22%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 300 (60.85%) Linux
2 199 (40.37%) Windows
3 41 (8.32%) AIX
4 30 (6.09%) Windows Server
5 29 (5.88%) Solaris
6 28 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (4.87%) HPUX
8 16 (3.25%) CentOS
9 13 (2.64%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.83%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.62%) Android
11 8 (1.62%) SUSE
12 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.41%) Debian
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) MVS
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (24.54%) DevOps
3 88 (17.85%) Configuration Management
4 72 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (13.18%) ITIL
5 65 (13.18%) Open Source
6 60 (12.17%) Software Engineering
7 53 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (10.55%) OO
8 52 (10.55%) Scrum
9 44 (8.92%) Risk Management
10 43 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (6.90%) Mentoring
11 34 (6.90%) Wealth Management
12 32 (6.49%) Analytics
13 31 (6.29%) Digital Marketing
13 31 (6.29%) Incident Management
13 31 (6.29%) Machine Learning
13 31 (6.29%) Programme Management
14 30 (6.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 187 (37.93%) SQL
2 131 (26.57%) Java
2 131 (26.57%) Python
3 106 (21.50%) Shell Script
4 68 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 53 (10.75%) PHP
5 53 (10.75%) Ruby
6 52 (10.55%) Bash Shell
7 42 (8.52%) C++
8 35 (7.10%) Perl
9 32 (6.49%) Go
10 26 (5.27%) PowerShell
11 20 (4.06%) C
12 13 (2.64%) C#
13 7 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.22%) Korn
15 5 (1.01%) VB
16 3 (0.61%) JCL
16 3 (0.61%) Jython
16 3 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 65 (13.18%) Degree
2 19 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.04%) ISEB
5 13 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (2.23%) CISSP
7 10 (2.03%) CISM
8 9 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.62%) CCNP
10 7 (1.42%) CCIE
10 7 (1.42%) CEH
10 7 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (1.42%) GIAC
10 7 (1.42%) ISSAP
10 7 (1.42%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.42%) SSCP
11 6 (1.22%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.01%) CCNA
12 5 (1.01%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.61%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.45%) SLA
2 12 (2.43%) GCP
3 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.01%) QA
5 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 61 (12.37%) Docker
2 19 (3.85%) vSphere
2 19 (3.85%) Xen
2 19 (3.85%) XenServer
3 16 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (2.03%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.41%) HDFS
9 2 (0.41%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.41%) XenApp
10 1 (0.20%) NFS
10 1 (0.20%) Samba
10 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 127 (25.76%) Puppet
2 110 (22.31%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (13.79%) Ansible
4 27 (5.48%) Kubernetes
4 27 (5.48%) Tivoli
5 25 (5.07%) Cobbler
6 20 (4.06%) Ganglia
7 19 (3.85%) Capistrano
8 17 (3.45%) Mesos
9 10 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (2.03%) Packer
9 10 (2.03%) Terraform
10 9 (1.83%) Nagios
10 9 (1.83%) SCOM
11 7 (1.42%) CA Wily
12 6 (1.22%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.01%) Cacti
13 5 (1.01%) Netcool
13 5 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
14 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 145 (29.41%) Oracle
2 51 (10.34%) Google
2 51 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 44 (8.92%) SAP
4 40 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 29 (5.88%) Teradata
6 28 (5.68%) HP
7 26 (5.27%) IBM
8 24 (4.87%) EnterpriseDB
9 22 (4.46%) VMware
10 20 (4.06%) Tableau
11 19 (3.85%) Cisco
12 17 (3.45%) ServiceNow
13 15 (3.04%) AppDynamics
13 15 (3.04%) Splunk
14 14 (2.84%) Juniper
15 13 (2.64%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.64%) Veritas
16 11 (2.23%) Informatica
17 9 (1.83%) SaltStack