Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 112 92
Rank change year-on-year -42 -20 +14
Permanent jobs citing Unix 143 274 470
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 2.69% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.58% 12.52% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 108 221 364
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,425 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,550 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 1,666 2,188 2,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.99% 21.46% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 1,702 2,302
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +9 79 £52,500 -2.78% 14
Cheshire -41 32 £60,000 +12.46% 4
Lancashire +12 15 £48,500 -19.17% 2
Cumbria -10 11 £42,500 -3.41% 1
Merseyside -23 6 £36,250 -3.33% 5
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 119 (83.22%) Linux
2 53 (37.06%) DevOps
3 52 (36.36%) Windows
4 47 (32.87%) SQL
4 47 (32.87%) AWS
5 46 (32.17%) Python
6 45 (31.47%) Java
7 42 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (29.37%) Docker
8 38 (26.57%) Oracle
9 32 (22.38%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (18.18%) Bash Shell
12 25 (17.48%) Finance
12 25 (17.48%) Azure
12 25 (17.48%) Open Source
12 25 (17.48%) Ansible
13 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
14 23 (16.08%) Microsoft
14 23 (16.08%) VMware
14 23 (16.08%) Kubernetes
15 21 (14.69%) Shell Script
15 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
15 21 (14.69%) ITIL
16 20 (13.99%) Puppet
17 19 (13.29%) Degree
17 19 (13.29%) MySQL
18 18 (12.59%) Active Directory
18 18 (12.59%) Ruby
18 18 (12.59%) Git (software)

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 8 (5.59%) Apache
1 8 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.90%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.20%) IIS
4 5 (3.50%) JBoss
5 4 (2.80%) Confluence
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.10%) Drupal
6 3 (2.10%) nginx
6 3 (2.10%) WordPress
7 2 (1.40%) Camunda
7 2 (1.40%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.40%) PowerExchange
7 2 (1.40%) SAS
8 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.10%) CiviCRM
2 3 (2.10%) Magento
2 3 (2.10%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.40%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.40%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
3 2 (1.40%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 47 (32.87%) AWS
2 25 (17.48%) Azure
3 16 (11.19%) SaaS
4 13 (9.09%) Office 365
5 9 (6.29%) GCP
6 6 (4.20%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (4.20%) Power Platform
6 6 (4.20%) Slack
7 5 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.50%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (2.80%) PaaS
8 4 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) Firewall
2 5 (3.50%) Ethernet
2 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.80%) SSL
3 4 (2.80%) X.509
4 3 (2.10%) LAN
4 3 (2.10%) Multicast
4 3 (2.10%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.10%) Network Security
4 3 (2.10%) VSAN
4 3 (2.10%) WAN
4 3 (2.10%) Wireless
5 2 (1.40%) BGP
5 2 (1.40%) ICMP
5 2 (1.40%) Internet
5 2 (1.40%) MPLS
5 2 (1.40%) OSPF
5 2 (1.40%) SAN
5 2 (1.40%) SMS
5 2 (1.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.29%) MySQL
3 16 (11.19%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.59%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.59%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (4.20%) Big Data
7 6 (4.20%) GIS
7 6 (4.20%) Power BI
8 5 (3.50%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.50%) SAP HANA
9 4 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.80%) Redis
10 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.10%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.19%) Jenkins
2 16 (11.19%) JIRA
3 8 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.90%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.90%) NetBeans
4 7 (4.90%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.20%) Bitbucket
5 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (3.50%) Gradle
6 5 (3.50%) Maven
7 4 (2.80%) GitLab
7 4 (2.80%) JDeveloper
8 3 (2.10%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.10%) Selenium
8 3 (2.10%) Subversion
9 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.40%) JBehave
9 2 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 25 (17.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.80%) Military
4 4 (2.80%) Retail
4 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (18.18%) Developer
3 12 (8.39%) Unix Engineer
4 10 (6.99%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.59%) Architect
6 8 (5.59%) PHP Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Consultant
7 7 (4.90%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (4.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (4.20%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (4.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Site Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) Node.js
1 9 (6.29%) Web Services
2 8 (5.59%) .NET
2 8 (5.59%) jQuery
2 8 (5.59%) RESTful
3 6 (4.20%) LDAP
4 5 (3.50%) Symfony
5 4 (2.80%) Java EE
6 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (2.10%) Middleware
7 2 (1.40%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.40%) Drools
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.40%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.40%) React
7 2 (1.40%) React Native
7 2 (1.40%) REST
7 2 (1.40%) Sensu
7 2 (1.40%) WAMP
7 2 (1.40%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Clustering
2 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.20%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (4.20%) User Experience
6 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.80%) PKI
6 4 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.40%) Blog
8 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 119 (83.22%) Linux
2 52 (36.36%) Windows
3 15 (10.49%) Solaris
4 13 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (8.39%) SUSE
6 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.50%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.80%) Android
8 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.10%) CentOS
9 3 (2.10%) HPUX
9 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (1.40%) AIX
11 1 (0.70%) OS/400
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.06%) DevOps
2 42 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.38%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (17.48%) Open Source
6 21 (14.69%) ITIL
7 18 (12.59%) SDLC
8 17 (11.89%) Configuration Management
9 16 (11.19%) Change Management
10 15 (10.49%) Coaching
10 15 (10.49%) Mentoring
10 15 (10.49%) Test Automation
11 14 (9.79%) Computer Science
11 14 (9.79%) Task Automation
12 13 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.39%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (8.39%) High Availability
13 12 (8.39%) Incident Management
14 11 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (7.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 47 (32.87%) SQL
2 46 (32.17%) Python
3 45 (31.47%) Java
4 26 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
6 21 (14.69%) Shell Script
7 18 (12.59%) Ruby
8 14 (9.79%) C
9 12 (8.39%) C++
9 12 (8.39%) PowerShell
10 11 (7.69%) PL/SQL
11 10 (6.99%) PHP
12 7 (4.90%) C#
12 7 (4.90%) Go
13 5 (3.50%) Perl
14 4 (2.80%) COBOL
14 4 (2.80%) Fortran
14 4 (2.80%) Groovy
14 4 (2.80%) Korn
15 3 (2.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Degree
2 14 (9.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.90%) CISSP
5 5 (3.50%) AWS Certification
6 4 (2.80%) MCP
6 4 (2.80%) MCSE
6 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.10%) CISM
7 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.40%) CCNA
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.70%) CEH
9 1 (0.70%) CISA
9 1 (0.70%) CRISC
9 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) SLA
2 8 (5.59%) GDPR
3 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.70%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.70%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 42 (29.37%) Docker
2 18 (12.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.10%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.10%) vSphere
7 3 (2.10%) XenApp
7 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (17.48%) Ansible
2 23 (16.08%) Kubernetes
3 20 (13.99%) Puppet
4 16 (11.19%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (10.49%) Terraform
6 8 (5.59%) Kibana
7 7 (4.90%) Grafana
8 4 (2.80%) SCCM
9 3 (2.10%) Cobbler
9 3 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (2.10%) Pacemaker
9 3 (2.10%) SCOM
9 3 (2.10%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.10%) vRealize
10 2 (1.40%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.70%) Nagios
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.70%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 38 (26.57%) Oracle
2 23 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.08%) VMware
3 12 (8.39%) Sun
4 10 (6.99%) Cisco
5 8 (5.59%) F5
6 7 (4.90%) Citrix
6 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.20%) SaltStack
8 5 (3.50%) SAP
9 4 (2.80%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.80%) Sybase
10 3 (2.10%) EMC
10 3 (2.10%) EnterpriseDB
10 3 (2.10%) hybris
10 3 (2.10%) NetApp
10 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.10%) Zend
11 2 (1.40%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.40%) WorldPay