Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 77
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -16
Permanent jobs citing Unix 479 411 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.75% 3.38% 3.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.18% 15.23% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 365 282 385
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,700 £52,375 £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 2960 2698 3101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.20% 22.16% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2385 2240 2501
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,600 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £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 October 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 20 October 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 +33 262 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Cheshire +16 173 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Merseyside -26 33 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Lancashire -21 4 £33,750 -15.63% 1
Cumbria -6 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 285 (59.50%) Linux
2 187 (39.04%) SQL
3 185 (38.62%) Windows
4 158 (32.99%) Finance
5 135 (28.18%) Oracle
6 134 (27.97%) Python
6 134 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
7 132 (27.56%) Puppet
8 121 (25.26%) DevOps
9 119 (24.84%) Java
10 112 (23.38%) Shell Script
11 105 (21.92%) Opscode Chef
12 97 (20.25%) SQL Server
13 86 (17.95%) Configuration Management
13 86 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
14 75 (15.66%) MySQL
14 75 (15.66%) Degree
15 72 (15.03%) Ansible
16 68 (14.20%) Open Source
16 68 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (14.20%) Banking
17 65 (13.57%) Relational Database
18 61 (12.73%) JavaScript
18 61 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (12.53%) ITIL
20 58 (12.11%) Middleware
20 58 (12.11%) Software Engineering
21 56 (11.69%) Telecoms
21 56 (11.69%) HTML
22 55 (11.48%) Docker

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 43 (8.98%) Tomcat
2 39 (8.14%) Apache
3 30 (6.26%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (5.64%) OpenStack
5 23 (4.80%) CloudStack
6 21 (4.38%) Apache Spark
7 19 (3.97%) Apache Solr
8 17 (3.55%) WebSphere
9 14 (2.92%) SAS
10 13 (2.71%) JBoss
11 8 (1.67%) nginx
12 7 (1.46%) Confluence
12 7 (1.46%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.46%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.04%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.84%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.63%) CMS
15 3 (0.63%) Drupal
15 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.25%) SAP GRC
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.84%) Magento
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.21%) BASE24
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 86 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (11.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 48 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (4.80%) OpenShift
5 22 (4.59%) GitHub
6 19 (3.97%) Google App Engine
7 16 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.04%) Office 365
10 4 (0.84%) PaaS
11 3 (0.63%) IaaS
12 1 (0.21%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.72%) TCP/IP
2 34 (7.10%) Ethernet
3 33 (6.89%) Firewall
4 25 (5.22%) SAN
5 22 (4.59%) SSH
6 20 (4.18%) HTTP
7 16 (3.34%) BGP
7 16 (3.34%) OSPF
8 15 (3.13%) IPsec
8 15 (3.13%) MPLS
9 14 (2.92%) LAN
10 13 (2.71%) Broadband
10 13 (2.71%) VPN
11 12 (2.51%) L2TP
12 11 (2.30%) Multicast
13 10 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (1.88%) DNS
14 9 (1.88%) IPv4
14 9 (1.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 75 (15.66%) MySQL
3 65 (13.57%) Relational Database
4 46 (9.60%) Big Data
5 44 (9.19%) Hadoop
6 33 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (6.47%) Oracle Database
8 25 (5.22%) MongoDB
9 20 (4.18%) NoSQL
10 16 (3.34%) RDBMS
11 15 (3.13%) DB2
12 14 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (2.71%) MS Access
13 13 (2.71%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.88%) GIS
16 8 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (1.67%) MariaDB
16 8 (1.67%) Redis
17 5 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 51 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 33 (6.89%) Git (software)
3 23 (4.80%) JIRA
4 22 (4.59%) PHPUnit
5 21 (4.38%) Vagrant
6 19 (3.97%) Codeception
7 15 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (2.09%) JUnit
9 8 (1.67%) Selenium
10 7 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.46%) Xdebug
11 6 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.25%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.25%) Subversion
12 5 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (1.04%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.63%) GitLab
14 3 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 158 (32.99%) Finance
2 68 (14.20%) Banking
3 56 (11.69%) Telecoms
4 41 (8.56%) Manufacturing
5 37 (7.72%) Marketing
6 36 (7.52%) Electronics
7 34 (7.10%) Retail
8 25 (5.22%) Investment Banking
9 18 (3.76%) Law
10 10 (2.09%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (1.88%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.25%) Advertising
13 4 (0.84%) Billing
14 3 (0.63%) Back Office
15 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.21%) Automotive
15 1 (0.21%) French Language
15 1 (0.21%) Front Office
15 1 (0.21%) Games
15 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 72 (15.03%) Developer
2 71 (14.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (10.65%) Administrator
4 46 (9.60%) Analyst
5 40 (8.35%) Architect
6 32 (6.68%) PHP Developer
7 31 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (6.05%) Applications Support
8 29 (6.05%) Platform Engineer
9 27 (5.64%) Software Engineer
10 23 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (4.80%) Linux Administrator
11 22 (4.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.18%) Lead DevOps
13 19 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.97%) Unix Administrator
14 18 (3.76%) DevOps Architect
14 18 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (3.76%) Operations Engineer
14 18 (3.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.11%) Middleware
2 56 (11.69%) HTML
3 50 (10.44%) Web Services
4 49 (10.23%) .NET
5 46 (9.60%) CSS
6 33 (6.89%) jQuery
7 30 (6.26%) HTML5
7 30 (6.26%) RabbitMQ
8 29 (6.05%) LAMP
9 26 (5.43%) SOAP
10 25 (5.22%) XML
11 24 (5.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (4.80%) AngularJS
13 22 (4.59%) JSON
13 22 (4.59%) MSMQ
13 22 (4.59%) REST
14 19 (3.97%) Ext JS
14 19 (3.97%) Sass
15 16 (3.34%) RESTful
16 15 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.93%) Public Cloud
2 31 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.01%) Clustering
5 17 (3.55%) iPad
6 15 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (2.92%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.09%) Contactless
9 10 (2.09%) PKI
10 9 (1.88%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.88%) Replication
11 8 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.46%) Handset
12 7 (1.46%) User Experience
13 6 (1.25%) Blog
13 6 (1.25%) CESG
14 5 (1.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 285 (59.50%) Linux
2 185 (38.62%) Windows
3 36 (7.52%) AIX
4 29 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (5.64%) Windows Server
6 26 (5.43%) Solaris
7 21 (4.38%) HPUX
8 15 (3.13%) CentOS
9 13 (2.71%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.67%) SUSE
11 7 (1.46%) Android
12 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.21%) Debian
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.26%) DevOps
3 86 (17.95%) Configuration Management
4 68 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (14.20%) Open Source
5 61 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (12.53%) ITIL
7 58 (12.11%) Software Engineering
8 50 (10.44%) OO
9 49 (10.23%) Scrum
10 42 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (7.72%) Risk Management
12 36 (7.52%) Digital Marketing
12 36 (7.52%) Machine Learning
12 36 (7.52%) Programme Management
13 35 (7.31%) Analytics
14 33 (6.89%) Mentoring
15 28 (5.85%) Test Automation
16 24 (5.01%) RUP
16 24 (5.01%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (39.04%) SQL
2 134 (27.97%) Python
3 119 (24.84%) Java
4 112 (23.38%) Shell Script
5 61 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 52 (10.86%) Ruby
7 49 (10.23%) Bash Shell
7 49 (10.23%) PHP
8 45 (9.39%) C++
9 38 (7.93%) Go
10 29 (6.05%) Perl
11 21 (4.38%) C
12 19 (3.97%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.09%) C#
13 10 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.25%) Korn
15 5 (1.04%) VB
16 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.63%) JCL
17 3 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (15.66%) Degree
2 23 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.13%) ISEB
5 13 (2.71%) CCNP
6 11 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.09%) CISSP
7 10 (2.09%) JNCIP
8 9 (1.88%) CISM
8 9 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.46%) CCIE
9 7 (1.46%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.46%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.25%) CEH
10 6 (1.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (1.25%) GIAC
10 6 (1.25%) ISSAP
10 6 (1.25%) SSCP
11 5 (1.04%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.92%) SLA
2 12 (2.51%) GCP
3 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.04%) QA
5 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (11.48%) Docker
2 23 (4.80%) vSphere
2 23 (4.80%) Xen
2 23 (4.80%) XenServer
3 12 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (1.88%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.84%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.63%) HDFS
8 3 (0.63%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) Samba
9 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 132 (27.56%) Puppet
2 105 (21.92%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (15.03%) Ansible
4 29 (6.05%) Kubernetes
5 25 (5.22%) Tivoli
6 24 (5.01%) Cobbler
7 22 (4.59%) Mesos
8 19 (3.97%) Capistrano
9 16 (3.34%) Ganglia
10 9 (1.88%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (1.67%) Cacti
11 8 (1.67%) Nagios
11 8 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (1.46%) CA Wily
13 6 (1.25%) Packer
13 6 (1.25%) Terraform
14 5 (1.04%) SCOM
15 4 (0.84%) Control-M
15 4 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 135 (28.18%) Oracle
2 51 (10.65%) SAP
3 50 (10.44%) Red Hat
4 47 (9.81%) Google
5 32 (6.68%) Microsoft
6 28 (5.85%) IBM
7 25 (5.22%) Teradata
8 24 (5.01%) EnterpriseDB
9 23 (4.80%) HP
10 21 (4.38%) Cisco
11 19 (3.97%) Tableau
12 17 (3.55%) Juniper
12 17 (3.55%) VMware
13 13 (2.71%) Veritas
14 12 (2.51%) ServiceNow
15 11 (2.30%) AppDynamics
16 10 (2.09%) 3PAR
16 10 (2.09%) Informatica
17 9 (1.88%) Ericsson
18 8 (1.67%) BT