Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 138 137
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -42
Permanent jobs citing Unix 86 248 293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.72% 2.35% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.16% 11.20% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 70 171 203
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32,400 £28,000 £29,150
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £64,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 939 2,215 2,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.78% 20.96% 21.22%
Number of salaries quoted 780 1,623 2,052
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,075 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unix in the North West.

Salary trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unix in the North West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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
Manchester +41 44 £52,500 -4.55% 8
Cheshire -12 13 £42,000 -11.58% 6
Merseyside +18 9 £48,375 +29.00%
Cumbria -10 9 £42,500 +21.43%
Lancashire +37 8 £55,000 +46.07%
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 78 (90.70%) Linux
2 36 (41.86%) Windows
3 28 (32.56%) Python
4 26 (30.23%) Oracle
5 23 (26.74%) DevOps
6 22 (25.58%) Java
7 21 (24.42%) SQL
7 21 (24.42%) ITIL
7 21 (24.42%) Finance
8 19 (22.09%) Docker
9 17 (19.77%) Kubernetes
9 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
10 16 (18.60%) Change Management
10 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (18.60%) AWS
11 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
11 15 (17.44%) Ruby
11 15 (17.44%) Active Directory
12 14 (16.28%) Solaris
13 13 (15.12%) C
13 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (15.12%) VMware
14 12 (13.95%) Windows Server
14 12 (13.95%) Data Analysis
14 12 (13.95%) Degree
14 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
15 11 (12.79%) C++
15 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
15 11 (12.79%) Problem Management

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 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.47%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.98%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.81%) Apache
5 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.16%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.16%) nginx
7 1 (1.16%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.60%) AWS
2 11 (12.79%) Office 365
3 8 (9.30%) Azure
4 7 (8.14%) SaaS
5 6 (6.98%) GCP
5 6 (6.98%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (6.98%) Power Platform
5 6 (6.98%) Slack
6 1 (1.16%) Coveralls
6 1 (1.16%) GitHub
6 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.63%) Firewall
2 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.65%) DNS
5 3 (3.49%) DHCP
5 3 (3.49%) LAN
5 3 (3.49%) Multicast
5 3 (3.49%) Network Security
5 3 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.49%) SSL
5 3 (3.49%) tcpdump
5 3 (3.49%) WAN
5 3 (3.49%) Wireless
5 3 (3.49%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.33%) BGP
6 2 (2.33%) ICMP
6 2 (2.33%) Internet
6 2 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.33%) MPLS
6 2 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.14%) MySQL
3 7 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.98%) Big Data
4 6 (6.98%) GIS
4 6 (6.98%) Power BI
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.98%) JIRA
1 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (5.81%) Gradle
3 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.49%) GitLab
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (3.49%) Subversion
5 2 (2.33%) Maven
5 2 (2.33%) Selenium
5 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.16%) Appium
6 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.16%) CMake
6 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.16%) Mockito
6 1 (1.16%) Postman
6 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (15.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (13.95%) Analyst
2 12 (13.95%) Unix Engineer
3 10 (11.63%) Developer
4 6 (6.98%) IT Analyst
4 6 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Site Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (3.49%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.49%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) LDAP
2 6 (6.98%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.33%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) Play Framework
3 2 (2.33%) POSIX
3 2 (2.33%) Sensu
4 1 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.16%) JAX-RS
4 1 (1.16%) Kafka
4 1 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.16%) Node.js
4 1 (1.16%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.16%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Clustering
1 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.98%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.49%) PKI
4 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.33%) CMDB
5 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 78 (90.70%) Linux
2 36 (41.86%) Windows
3 14 (16.28%) Solaris
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server
5 10 (11.63%) SUSE
6 9 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.81%) AIX
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.49%) CentOS
9 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (2.33%) HPUX
11 1 (1.16%) Debian
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) DevOps
2 21 (24.42%) ITIL
3 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.60%) Change Management
4 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (13.95%) Data Analysis
6 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
6 11 (12.79%) Problem Management
7 10 (11.63%) Artificial Intelligence
7 10 (11.63%) Machine Learning
8 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.47%) High Availability
8 9 (10.47%) Open Source
8 9 (10.47%) SDLC
9 8 (9.30%) Coaching
9 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
9 8 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) Python
2 22 (25.58%) Java
3 21 (24.42%) SQL
4 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
4 15 (17.44%) Ruby
5 13 (15.12%) C
6 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
7 11 (12.79%) C++
8 8 (9.30%) Go
8 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.14%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
11 5 (5.81%) Groovy
12 4 (4.65%) Perl
13 2 (2.33%) AWK
13 2 (2.33%) C#
13 2 (2.33%) Korn
13 2 (2.33%) PHP
13 2 (2.33%) sed
14 1 (1.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Degree
2 7 (8.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.49%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.33%) CCNA
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CEH
5 1 (1.16%) CISM
5 1 (1.16%) CISSP
5 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) SLA
2 8 (9.30%) QA
3 6 (6.98%) GDPR
4 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) Docker
2 15 (17.44%) Active Directory
3 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (11.63%) Hyper-V
5 9 (10.47%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) Kubernetes
2 11 (12.79%) Ansible
3 10 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (10.47%) Kibana
5 8 (9.30%) Puppet
6 7 (8.14%) Grafana
7 6 (6.98%) Terraform
8 5 (5.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (3.49%) Prometheus
9 3 (3.49%) SCCM
10 2 (2.33%) Nessus
11 1 (1.16%) Graylog
11 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
11 1 (1.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) Oracle
2 13 (15.12%) VMware
3 10 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.63%) Sun
4 9 (10.47%) IBM
5 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.98%) Citrix
6 6 (6.98%) SaltStack
6 6 (6.98%) SAP
7 3 (3.49%) Cisco
8 2 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.33%) Apple
8 2 (2.33%) Dynatrace
8 2 (2.33%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.33%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) Huawei
8 2 (2.33%) Juniper
8 2 (2.33%) Rapid7
8 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.33%) Wonderware