Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 133 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 -43 -3
Permanent jobs citing Unix 243 297 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.30% 2.44% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.99% 11.53% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 155 200 323
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £27,050 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £69,500
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 2,211 2,576 3,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.90% 21.12% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,625 2,032 2,473
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,275 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 17 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 0 99 £55,000 +20.55% 15
Cheshire -5 79 £47,500 +17.28% 6
Lancashire +8 37 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Cumbria +12 15 £35,000 - 2
Merseyside -40 13 £37,500 -27.18% 9
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 148 (60.91%) Linux
2 103 (42.39%) Windows
3 74 (30.45%) SQL
4 61 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (22.63%) Microsoft
6 54 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (20.99%) Java
8 50 (20.58%) Oracle
9 46 (18.93%) Python
10 45 (18.52%) Finance
10 45 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
11 42 (17.28%) ITIL
12 41 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (16.46%) DevOps
14 39 (16.05%) Git (software)
15 35 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (13.17%) Test Automation
17 30 (12.35%) PL/SQL
17 30 (12.35%) Broadband
18 29 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
18 29 (11.93%) VMware
18 29 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (11.52%) Jenkins
19 28 (11.52%) Ruby
19 28 (11.52%) Information Security
19 28 (11.52%) Management Information System
19 28 (11.52%) Mentoring
20 26 (10.70%) Cisco
21 25 (10.29%) Mainframe
21 25 (10.29%) 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 15 (6.17%) Apache
2 14 (5.76%) WebLogic
3 12 (4.94%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.12%) IIS
5 9 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.88%) JBoss
6 7 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (2.47%) nginx
8 5 (2.06%) OpenEdge
9 4 (1.65%) Confluence
10 3 (1.23%) CloudStack
10 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.41%) CICS
12 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.82%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) FLEXCUBE
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.65%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.82%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.47%) SaaS
5 5 (2.06%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (2.06%) IaaS
5 5 (2.06%) PaaS
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.23%) Office 365
6 3 (1.23%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.82%) Datadog
7 2 (0.82%) Google Play
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.35%) Broadband
2 23 (9.47%) Firewall
3 17 (7.00%) Network Security
4 15 (6.17%) DNS
5 12 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (4.94%) IPstream
5 12 (4.94%) LLU
6 10 (4.12%) Cisco IPT
6 10 (4.12%) IP Telephony
6 10 (4.12%) MPLS
6 10 (4.12%) Sourcefire
6 10 (4.12%) WAN
7 9 (3.70%) LAN
8 8 (3.29%) VLAN
9 7 (2.88%) SMTP
9 7 (2.88%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.47%) BGP
10 6 (2.47%) DHCP
10 6 (2.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.00%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.53%) Big Data
4 10 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.88%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.06%) MariaDB
8 5 (2.06%) MySQL
9 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.65%) Redis
9 4 (1.65%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 39 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.52%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.23%) JIRA
4 15 (6.17%) Subversion
5 14 (5.76%) TeamCity
6 13 (5.35%) Bugzilla
6 13 (5.35%) Selenium
7 12 (4.94%) Cucumber
7 12 (4.94%) HP UFT
7 12 (4.94%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (4.94%) SoapUI
7 12 (4.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.88%) NetBeans
9 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.06%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.06%) JDeveloper
11 4 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.65%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.23%) CircleCI
General
1 45 (18.52%) Finance
2 25 (10.29%) Banking
3 23 (9.47%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.94%) Aerospace
5 10 (4.12%) Marketing
6 8 (3.29%) Retail
7 7 (2.88%) Military
8 5 (2.06%) Legal
8 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.23%) Automotive
9 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.82%) Electronics
10 2 (0.82%) Games
10 2 (0.82%) German Language
10 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (13.17%) Analyst
2 26 (10.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (10.29%) Developer
4 18 (7.41%) Administrator
5 15 (6.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.17%) Linux Engineer
5 15 (6.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 15 (6.17%) Network Engineer
6 14 (5.76%) Architect
6 14 (5.76%) DBA
7 13 (5.35%) Applications Support
7 13 (5.35%) NOC Engineer
7 13 (5.35%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
8 12 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.94%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (4.94%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.12%) QA Automation Tester
9 10 (4.12%) Software QA Tester
9 10 (4.12%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.58%) .NET
2 12 (4.94%) Gherkin
3 10 (4.12%) Middleware
4 7 (2.88%) Web Services
5 5 (2.06%) Java EE
6 4 (1.65%) SAP Basis
7 3 (1.23%) HTML
7 3 (1.23%) LAMP
7 3 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.23%) REST
7 3 (1.23%) Sensu
7 3 (1.23%) Spring
8 2 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.82%) Kafka
8 2 (0.82%) Node.js
8 2 (0.82%) OAuth
8 2 (0.82%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 25 (10.29%) Mainframe
4 17 (7.00%) Data Centre
5 15 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.94%) IPTV
7 8 (3.29%) Robotics
8 7 (2.88%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.47%) Clustering
10 5 (2.06%) Augmented Reality
10 5 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.65%) PKI
12 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.82%) CESG
13 2 (0.82%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.82%) Smart Energy
13 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 148 (60.91%) Linux
2 103 (42.39%) Windows
3 14 (5.76%) Solaris
4 12 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.12%) AIX
5 10 (4.12%) HPUX
6 9 (3.70%) SUSE
7 6 (2.47%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.06%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.82%) Debian
10 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.41%) CentOS
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (17.28%) ITIL
4 40 (16.46%) DevOps
5 35 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (13.17%) Test Automation
7 28 (11.52%) Information Security
7 28 (11.52%) Mentoring
8 23 (9.47%) Project Management
9 22 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (9.05%) Incident Management
10 21 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (8.64%) Process Improvement
11 20 (8.23%) Service Management
11 20 (8.23%) Software Engineering
12 19 (7.82%) Change Management
13 18 (7.41%) Problem Management
14 17 (7.00%) Configuration Management
14 17 (7.00%) Network Design
15 14 (5.76%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 74 (30.45%) SQL
2 51 (20.99%) Java
3 46 (18.93%) Python
4 30 (12.35%) PL/SQL
5 28 (11.52%) Ruby
6 22 (9.05%) Bash Shell
7 21 (8.64%) C++
8 19 (7.82%) C#
8 19 (7.82%) Perl
9 16 (6.58%) C
10 14 (5.76%) PowerShell
11 13 (5.35%) Shell Script
12 11 (4.53%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.88%) COBOL
14 6 (2.47%) PHP
15 5 (2.06%) Fortran
15 5 (2.06%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.65%) ABAP
16 4 (1.65%) OpenEdge ABL
17 3 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (9.47%) CCNP
3 19 (7.82%) Degree
4 15 (6.17%) CCNA
5 12 (4.94%) AWS Certification
6 10 (4.12%) GIAC
6 10 (4.12%) JNCIP
6 10 (4.12%) SANS
7 7 (2.88%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.47%) CISSP
8 6 (2.47%) DBS Check
9 5 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.06%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (1.65%) CCSP
11 3 (1.23%) CCIE
11 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.82%) MCSA
12 2 (0.82%) MCSE
12 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.82%) QA
2 13 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.94%) GDPR
4 10 (4.12%) COBIT
4 10 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (4.12%) SLA
5 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.82%) NCSC
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.17%) Docker
2 15 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.12%) Snort
4 6 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.23%) Varnish
7 2 (0.82%) vSphere
8 1 (0.41%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (9.47%) Ansible
2 15 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.35%) Cacti
4 12 (4.94%) Nagios
5 11 (4.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (4.53%) Puppet
6 10 (4.12%) Terraform
7 9 (3.70%) Data Guard
8 8 (3.29%) CA Service Virtualization
9 7 (2.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 7 (2.88%) Kibana
10 5 (2.06%) FortiGate
10 5 (2.06%) logstash
11 4 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (1.23%) CFEngine
12 3 (1.23%) Graylog
12 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (22.63%) Microsoft
2 50 (20.58%) Oracle
3 29 (11.93%) VMware
4 26 (10.70%) Cisco
5 14 (5.76%) IBM
6 13 (5.35%) CA Agile Central
7 12 (4.94%) Sonus
8 11 (4.53%) CA
8 11 (4.53%) Citrix
9 8 (3.29%) Google
9 8 (3.29%) Pega
9 8 (3.29%) SAP
9 8 (3.29%) TIBCO
10 7 (2.88%) Dell
11 6 (2.47%) F5
11 6 (2.47%) HP
11 6 (2.47%) Sun
12 5 (2.06%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.06%) Juniper
12 5 (2.06%) Meraki