Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 100 63
Rank change year-on-year +18 -37 -3
Permanent jobs citing Unix 490 382 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.87% 3.10% 3.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.64% 13.90% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 358 262 393
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% -4.44%
10th Percentile £32,275 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,875 £55,000
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 2,945 2,749 3,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.28% 22.30% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,318 2,282 2,434
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,850 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +27 247 £47,500 +21.79% 22
Manchester +22 186 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Merseyside -3 43 £52,500 +19.32% 12
Lancashire -14 8 £33,000 +10.00% 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 316 (64.49%) Linux
2 214 (43.67%) Windows
3 195 (39.80%) Finance
4 190 (38.78%) SQL
5 161 (32.86%) Oracle
6 142 (28.98%) Java
7 134 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
8 108 (22.04%) DevOps
9 105 (21.43%) Python
10 100 (20.41%) Banking
11 90 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
12 85 (17.35%) Opscode Chef
13 84 (17.14%) Shell Script
14 83 (16.94%) ITIL
15 82 (16.73%) SQL Server
16 80 (16.33%) Puppet
17 79 (16.12%) Middleware
18 73 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
19 71 (14.49%) Configuration Management
20 65 (13.27%) JavaScript
20 65 (13.27%) Microsoft
21 63 (12.86%) PHP
21 63 (12.86%) Risk Management
22 58 (11.84%) AIX
23 57 (11.63%) Wealth Management
23 57 (11.63%) Docker
24 55 (11.22%) Bash Shell
24 55 (11.22%) Ruby
25 53 (10.82%) MySQL
25 53 (10.82%) Investment Banking

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 46 (9.39%) Tomcat
2 45 (9.18%) WebSphere
3 30 (6.12%) Apache
4 17 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (3.27%) JBoss
6 13 (2.65%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.24%) Confluence
7 11 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.04%) CloudStack
9 9 (1.84%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.22%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.22%) SAS
11 5 (1.02%) WordPress
12 4 (0.82%) CMS
12 4 (0.82%) Drupal
12 4 (0.82%) IIS
12 4 (0.82%) nginx
13 3 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.63%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.82%) Magento
3 4 (0.82%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 90 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.08%) OpenShift
3 19 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (3.47%) GitHub
6 11 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.84%) Google App Engine
8 6 (1.22%) DigitalOcean
9 5 (1.02%) PaaS
10 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.82%) Office 365
11 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.61%) SaaS
11 3 (0.61%) Serverless
12 2 (0.41%) IaaS
13 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
13 1 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.37%) TCP/IP
2 33 (6.73%) SAN
3 30 (6.12%) Ethernet
4 25 (5.10%) Firewall
5 23 (4.69%) SSH
6 12 (2.45%) Internet
7 11 (2.24%) HTTP
8 10 (2.04%) BGP
8 10 (2.04%) IPsec
8 10 (2.04%) OSPF
9 9 (1.84%) DNS
9 9 (1.84%) SSL
9 9 (1.84%) VPN
10 8 (1.63%) DHCP
11 7 (1.43%) ICMP
11 7 (1.43%) MPLS
12 6 (1.22%) L2TP
12 6 (1.22%) LAN
13 5 (1.02%) VoIP
13 5 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (16.73%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.82%) MySQL
3 48 (9.80%) Oracle Database
4 41 (8.37%) MongoDB
5 33 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (5.92%) Relational Database
7 26 (5.31%) DB2
8 21 (4.29%) NoSQL
9 18 (3.67%) Hadoop
10 16 (3.27%) MariaDB
11 14 (2.86%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
12 13 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (2.65%) Redis
13 12 (2.45%) MS Access
13 12 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (2.24%) Big Data
14 11 (2.24%) GIS
15 8 (1.63%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 50 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 36 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.08%) JIRA
4 17 (3.47%) PHPUnit
5 16 (3.27%) Selenium
6 15 (3.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (2.24%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.24%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.84%) Codeception
8 9 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (1.84%) Subversion
9 7 (1.43%) Xdebug
10 6 (1.22%) GitLab
10 6 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (1.02%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.82%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.82%) JUnit
12 4 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 195 (39.80%) Finance
2 100 (20.41%) Banking
3 53 (10.82%) Investment Banking
4 46 (9.39%) Law
5 36 (7.35%) Advertising
6 34 (6.94%) Retail
7 16 (3.27%) Telecoms
8 15 (3.06%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.84%) Marketing
10 7 (1.43%) Electronics
10 7 (1.43%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.43%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Back Office
11 3 (0.61%) Billing
11 3 (0.61%) Publishing
12 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Front Office
12 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.41%) International Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (15.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (12.65%) Applications Support
3 59 (12.04%) Analyst
4 54 (11.02%) Developer
5 43 (8.78%) Administrator
6 39 (7.96%) Architect
7 37 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
8 27 (5.51%) Linux Support
8 27 (5.51%) PHP Developer
8 27 (5.51%) Platform Engineer
9 25 (5.10%) DBA
10 24 (4.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 24 (4.90%) Support Engineer
11 22 (4.49%) Oracle DBA
12 21 (4.29%) Applications Specialist
12 21 (4.29%) Unix Administrator
13 20 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
13 20 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
14 19 (3.88%) Applications Support Specialist
14 19 (3.88%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.12%) Middleware
2 52 (10.61%) HTML
3 45 (9.18%) Web Services
4 35 (7.14%) CSS
5 31 (6.33%) REST
6 28 (5.71%) jQuery
7 25 (5.10%) .NET
8 22 (4.49%) SOAP
9 20 (4.08%) AngularJS
10 19 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
10 19 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (3.47%) LAMP
11 17 (3.47%) XML
12 16 (3.27%) HTML5
12 16 (3.27%) Node.js
13 15 (3.06%) Laravel
14 13 (2.65%) ASP.NET
14 13 (2.65%) JSON
14 13 (2.65%) Sass
15 11 (2.24%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.51%) Clustering
3 25 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (4.29%) Mainframe
5 14 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.86%) User Experience
6 11 (2.24%) Replication
7 9 (1.84%) PKI
8 8 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.43%) CESG
9 7 (1.43%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.22%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.61%) iPad
13 3 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.61%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 316 (64.49%) Linux
2 214 (43.67%) Windows
3 58 (11.84%) AIX
4 47 (9.59%) Solaris
5 35 (7.14%) HPUX
6 33 (6.73%) Windows Server
7 24 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (3.06%) CentOS
9 10 (2.04%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.63%) Android
11 8 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.22%) Debian
12 6 (1.22%) SUSE
13 3 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (22.04%) DevOps
3 83 (16.94%) ITIL
4 73 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (14.49%) Configuration Management
6 63 (12.86%) Risk Management
7 57 (11.63%) Wealth Management
8 52 (10.61%) Scrum
9 46 (9.39%) OO
10 45 (9.18%) Open Source
11 42 (8.57%) Software Engineering
12 40 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (8.16%) Incident Management
13 36 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (7.35%) Test Automation
14 31 (6.33%) Mentoring
15 29 (5.92%) Information Security
16 26 (5.31%) RUP
17 25 (5.10%) DSDM
18 24 (4.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 190 (38.78%) SQL
2 142 (28.98%) Java
3 105 (21.43%) Python
4 84 (17.14%) Shell Script
5 65 (13.27%) JavaScript
6 63 (12.86%) PHP
7 55 (11.22%) Bash Shell
7 55 (11.22%) Ruby
8 38 (7.76%) PowerShell
9 34 (6.94%) Perl
10 27 (5.51%) C#
11 21 (4.29%) C++
12 15 (3.06%) C
13 9 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.43%) Go
14 7 (1.43%) REXX
15 5 (1.02%) Korn
16 4 (0.82%) Groovy
16 4 (0.82%) VB
17 3 (0.61%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 42 (8.57%) Degree
2 17 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.65%) CISSP
5 11 (2.24%) CISM
6 9 (1.84%) ISEB
6 9 (1.84%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.63%) CEH
7 8 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.43%) CCIE
8 7 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (1.43%) GIAC
8 7 (1.43%) ISSAP
8 7 (1.43%) SSCP
9 6 (1.22%) CCNA
9 6 (1.22%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.02%) CCNP
10 5 (1.02%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.82%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.88%) SLA
2 12 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (2.04%) QA
4 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.41%) GCP
5 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 57 (11.63%) Docker
2 25 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.04%) vSphere
4 10 (2.04%) Xen
4 10 (2.04%) XenServer
5 9 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.61%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.41%) NFS
8 2 (0.41%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.41%) Varnish
8 2 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.20%) LXC
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 85 (17.35%) Opscode Chef
2 80 (16.33%) Puppet
3 42 (8.57%) Ansible
4 30 (6.12%) Tivoli
5 21 (4.29%) Cobbler
5 21 (4.29%) Ganglia
6 20 (4.08%) Kubernetes
7 14 (2.86%) Nagios
7 14 (2.86%) SCOM
8 12 (2.45%) Terraform
9 11 (2.24%) Netcool
10 9 (1.84%) Capistrano
10 9 (1.84%) Packer
11 7 (1.43%) CA Wily
11 7 (1.43%) Mesos
12 6 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (1.02%) Marathon
13 5 (1.02%) rkt
14 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 161 (32.86%) Oracle
2 65 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 47 (9.59%) Red Hat
4 42 (8.57%) HP
5 32 (6.53%) ServiceNow
6 31 (6.33%) Google
6 31 (6.33%) IBM
7 29 (5.92%) VMware
8 27 (5.51%) Teradata
9 22 (4.49%) Cisco
10 20 (4.08%) SAP
11 19 (3.88%) EnterpriseDB
11 19 (3.88%) Splunk
12 17 (3.47%) Tableau
13 15 (3.06%) 3PAR
14 13 (2.65%) AppDynamics
14 13 (2.65%) Veritas
15 12 (2.45%) Juniper
15 12 (2.45%) SaltStack
16 10 (2.04%) Citrix