Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 88 83
Rank change year-on-year -61 -5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Unix 272 454 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.28% 3.45% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.39% 14.95% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 186 342 292
North West median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,875 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £69,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 2,618 3,036 2,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.90% 23.08% 21.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,103 2,486 2,127
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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
Cheshire -26 107 £40,500 -14.74% 17
Manchester -97 95 £46,250 -2.63% 34
Merseyside +41 56 £38,750 -27.91% 1
Lancashire +21 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cumbria +7 1 - - 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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.

1 178 (65.44%) Linux
2 127 (46.69%) SQL
3 103 (37.87%) Windows
4 71 (26.10%) SQL Server
5 68 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 66 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (22.06%) Oracle
8 58 (21.32%) Finance
9 54 (19.85%) PHP
10 51 (18.75%) Java
10 51 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 51 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (18.75%) DevOps
11 49 (18.01%) MySQL
12 46 (16.91%) ITIL
12 46 (16.91%) Python
13 45 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (16.18%) XML
14 44 (16.18%) Test Automation
15 43 (15.81%) Opscode Chef
16 41 (15.07%) HTML
17 40 (14.71%) Web Services
18 36 (13.24%) Red Hat
19 35 (12.87%) CSS
20 34 (12.50%) Banking
21 31 (11.40%) GitHub
22 30 (11.03%) Retail
22 30 (11.03%) Git (software)
22 30 (11.03%) Law
23 29 (10.66%) Configuration 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 20 (7.35%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 16 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 15 (5.51%) JBoss
5 14 (5.15%) nginx
6 12 (4.41%) IIS
7 9 (3.31%) Apache
8 7 (2.57%) OpenEdge
9 5 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.84%) SAS
10 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.74%) CICS
12 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.74%) Liferay
12 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.37%) CloudStack
Applications
1 12 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.47%) Magento
2 4 (1.47%) Relativity
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.40%) GitHub
3 17 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.94%) DigitalOcean
5 4 (1.47%) SaaS
6 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.99%) SAN
2 17 (6.25%) Firewall
3 13 (4.78%) HTTP
4 11 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.68%) SSH
6 9 (3.31%) Network Security
7 8 (2.94%) WAN
8 7 (2.57%) LAN
9 6 (2.21%) NAS
10 5 (1.84%) Internet
10 5 (1.84%) VoIP
11 4 (1.47%) DNS
11 4 (1.47%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.10%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.10%) VPN
13 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.74%) SNMP
13 2 (0.74%) SSL
13 2 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (26.10%) SQL Server
2 49 (18.01%) MySQL
3 25 (9.19%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.62%) MariaDB
5 12 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (3.31%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.94%) Big Data
9 7 (2.57%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.21%) DB2
11 5 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.47%) MS Access
12 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.19%) Subversion
3 23 (8.46%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.99%) PHPUnit
5 13 (4.78%) JIRA
6 12 (4.41%) Selenium
7 11 (4.04%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.57%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.47%) JMeter
9 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.74%) GitLab
10 2 (0.74%) Gradle
10 2 (0.74%) Grunt
10 2 (0.74%) gulp
10 2 (0.74%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.74%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.74%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.37%) ERwin
General
1 58 (21.32%) Finance
2 34 (12.50%) Banking
3 30 (11.03%) Law
3 30 (11.03%) Retail
4 23 (8.46%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.57%) Games
6 6 (2.21%) Legal
6 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.21%) Marketing
7 5 (1.84%) Advertising
7 5 (1.84%) Publishing
8 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.10%) Automotive
9 3 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (24.63%) Developer
2 37 (13.60%) Analyst
2 37 (13.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (13.24%) PHP Developer
4 25 (9.19%) Applications Support
5 23 (8.46%) Administrator
5 23 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
5 23 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
7 15 (5.51%) Applications Support Engineer
7 15 (5.51%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (4.78%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (4.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.78%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (4.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 12 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.68%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.18%) XML
2 41 (15.07%) HTML
3 40 (14.71%) Web Services
4 35 (12.87%) CSS
5 27 (9.93%) JSON
6 22 (8.09%) Laravel
6 22 (8.09%) REST
7 21 (7.72%) .NET
7 21 (7.72%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (7.35%) jQuery
8 20 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (3.68%) Ajax
9 10 (3.68%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.31%) J2EE
11 8 (2.94%) React
12 7 (2.57%) JMS
13 6 (2.21%) Gherkin
13 6 (2.21%) Node.js
13 6 (2.21%) SOAP
14 5 (1.84%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.19%) Linux Command Line
2 23 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.41%) Clustering
4 12 (4.41%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.94%) Blog
5 8 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.47%) Fintech
7 4 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.47%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.10%) Robotics
8 3 (1.10%) User Experience
8 3 (1.10%) VSAM
9 2 (0.74%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 178 (65.44%) Linux
2 103 (37.87%) Windows
3 20 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (7.35%) Solaris
4 19 (6.99%) AIX
4 19 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.04%) CentOS
6 11 (4.04%) HPUX
7 7 (2.57%) Debian
8 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) Fedora
9 1 (0.37%) SUSE
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 51 (18.75%) DevOps
3 46 (16.91%) ITIL
4 45 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (16.18%) Test Automation
6 29 (10.66%) Configuration Management
6 29 (10.66%) OO
6 29 (10.66%) Risk Management
7 28 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (9.19%) Deployment Automation
9 24 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (8.46%) Open Source
10 23 (8.46%) Project Management
10 23 (8.46%) Wealth Management
11 22 (8.09%) Collaborative Working
12 21 (7.72%) MVC
12 21 (7.72%) Scrum
13 20 (7.35%) Task Automation
14 19 (6.99%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 127 (46.69%) SQL
2 54 (19.85%) PHP
3 51 (18.75%) Java
3 51 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 46 (16.91%) Python
5 29 (10.66%) Shell Script
6 28 (10.29%) Ruby
7 25 (9.19%) Perl
8 22 (8.09%) Bash Shell
9 17 (6.25%) PL/SQL
10 16 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.57%) C#
11 7 (2.57%) Progress 4GL
11 7 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.21%) C++
13 5 (1.84%) VB
13 5 (1.84%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.10%) COBOL
14 3 (1.10%) JCL
14 3 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.35%) Degree
2 17 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.41%) AWS Certification
4 11 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.94%) CISSP
6 7 (2.57%) GCFA
6 7 (2.57%) GCFE
6 7 (2.57%) GIAC
6 7 (2.57%) GREM
7 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.84%) MCSE
9 4 (1.47%) EnCE
9 4 (1.47%) ISEB
9 4 (1.47%) SANS
10 3 (1.10%) CISA
10 3 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.10%) MCSA
11 2 (0.74%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.57%) SLA
3 4 (1.47%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 26 (9.56%) Docker
2 21 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.47%) XenApp
6 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.10%) Firmware
7 3 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.10%) Snort
7 3 (1.10%) vSphere
8 2 (0.74%) Varnish
8 2 (0.74%) XenServer
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.37%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (15.81%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (9.93%) Puppet
3 20 (7.35%) Ansible
4 14 (5.15%) Nagios
5 11 (4.04%) Packer
6 9 (3.31%) SCOM
7 7 (2.57%) Terraform
8 4 (1.47%) EnCase
8 4 (1.47%) FTK
8 4 (1.47%) Grafana
9 3 (1.10%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.10%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.10%) Netcool
9 3 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.74%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.74%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.74%) OpenView
10 2 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 60 (22.06%) Oracle
2 36 (13.24%) Red Hat
3 24 (8.82%) VMware
4 23 (8.46%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.62%) New Relic
6 14 (5.15%) Splunk
7 11 (4.04%) HP
8 10 (3.68%) EMC
8 10 (3.68%) NetApp
9 9 (3.31%) Aquila
9 9 (3.31%) Cisco
9 9 (3.31%) IBM
10 7 (2.57%) Progress
11 6 (2.21%) Sun
12 5 (1.84%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.84%) SAP
13 4 (1.47%) Citrix
13 4 (1.47%) Sybase
13 4 (1.47%) Tableau
13 4 (1.47%) Talend