Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 87 84
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -30
Permanent jobs citing Unix 430 378 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.26% 3.25% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.24% 15.46% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 322 278 331
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £55,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.97%

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3020 2445 2965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.89% 21.04% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2485 2040 2409
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +14 282 £47,500 +11.76% 16
Cheshire +6 122 £47,500 +35.71% 16
Merseyside -26 20 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Lancashire -23 2 £46,250 -3.65%
Cumbria +1 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 242 (56.28%) Linux
2 191 (44.42%) SQL
3 144 (33.49%) Puppet
4 141 (32.79%) Windows
5 132 (30.70%) Python
6 131 (30.47%) Finance
7 124 (28.84%) DevOps
8 119 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
9 117 (27.21%) Shell Script
10 112 (26.05%) Oracle
11 107 (24.88%) Java
12 104 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
13 86 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 76 (17.67%) Configuration Management
14 76 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
16 71 (16.51%) Ansible
17 66 (15.35%) Degree
18 65 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (14.65%) Relational Database
20 61 (14.19%) Open Source
21 58 (13.49%) Telecoms
22 57 (13.26%) MySQL
23 56 (13.02%) Ruby
24 54 (12.56%) SAP
25 52 (12.09%) .NET
25 52 (12.09%) JavaScript
25 52 (12.09%) Hadoop
26 51 (11.86%) C++
27 50 (11.63%) HTML

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 40 (9.30%) OpenStack
2 32 (7.44%) Apache
2 32 (7.44%) Tomcat
3 29 (6.74%) Apache Spark
4 27 (6.28%) CloudStack
5 20 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (3.49%) Apache Solr
7 13 (3.02%) SAS
8 12 (2.79%) WebSphere
9 10 (2.33%) JBoss
9 10 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (2.09%) nginx
11 8 (1.86%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.63%) Confluence
13 6 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (1.16%) MS Exchange
14 5 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.93%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.40%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) BASE24
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 72 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (11.40%) Google Cloud Platform
3 42 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (4.65%) OpenShift
5 18 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (4.19%) GitHub
6 15 (3.49%) Google App Engine
7 8 (1.86%) PaaS
8 5 (1.16%) IaaS
9 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.47%) Office 365
10 2 (0.47%) SaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.44%) Firewall
2 22 (5.12%) HTTP
3 19 (4.42%) MPLS
4 18 (4.19%) Ethernet
5 17 (3.95%) LAN
6 15 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.49%) VPN
7 14 (3.26%) BGP
7 14 (3.26%) OSPF
8 13 (3.02%) Broadband
9 12 (2.79%) DNS
9 12 (2.79%) Internet
9 12 (2.79%) WAN
10 11 (2.56%) Multicast
10 11 (2.56%) VoIP
11 10 (2.33%) L2TP
12 9 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.09%) IPsec
12 9 (2.09%) IPv4
12 9 (2.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (14.65%) Relational Database
3 57 (13.26%) MySQL
4 52 (12.09%) Hadoop
5 50 (11.63%) Big Data
6 26 (6.05%) Oracle Database
7 19 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.02%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.33%) DB2
10 10 (2.33%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.09%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (1.86%) GIS
12 8 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.16%) MS Access
14 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (7.67%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.12%) JIRA
3 21 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.95%) Vagrant
5 16 (3.72%) PHPUnit
6 15 (3.49%) Codeception
7 7 (1.63%) JUnit
7 7 (1.63%) Subversion
8 6 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.16%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.16%) Toad
9 5 (1.16%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.93%) Selenium
10 4 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.70%) Xdebug
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.47%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 131 (30.47%) Finance
2 58 (13.49%) Telecoms
3 46 (10.70%) Manufacturing
4 42 (9.77%) Marketing
5 39 (9.07%) Electronics
6 38 (8.84%) Banking
7 23 (5.35%) Retail
8 14 (3.26%) Investment Banking
9 9 (2.09%) Corporate Banking
10 8 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.63%) Advertising
12 6 (1.40%) Law
13 4 (0.93%) Billing
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
14 1 (0.23%) Games
14 1 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (15.81%) Developer
2 66 (15.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (8.60%) Administrator
4 36 (8.37%) Platform Engineer
5 35 (8.14%) Architect
6 33 (7.67%) Analyst
7 32 (7.44%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (6.74%) Cloud Architect
9 27 (6.28%) Lead DevOps
9 27 (6.28%) Linux Administrator
9 27 (6.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 27 (6.28%) Software Engineer
9 27 (6.28%) Support Engineer
10 25 (5.81%) DevOps Architect
10 25 (5.81%) PHP Developer
11 21 (4.88%) Applications Support
12 19 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
13 17 (3.95%) Operations Engineer
14 16 (3.72%) Unix Engineer
15 15 (3.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.09%) .NET
2 50 (11.63%) HTML
3 41 (9.53%) CSS
4 38 (8.84%) Middleware
5 32 (7.44%) Web Services
6 29 (6.74%) RabbitMQ
7 26 (6.05%) jQuery
8 25 (5.81%) HTML5
8 25 (5.81%) MSMQ
9 23 (5.35%) XML
10 22 (5.12%) JSON
10 22 (5.12%) LAMP
11 19 (4.42%) AngularJS
11 19 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (3.49%) Ext JS
12 15 (3.49%) Sass
12 15 (3.49%) SOAP
13 14 (3.26%) RESTful
14 11 (2.56%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 38 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.42%) iPad
4 18 (4.19%) Clustering
5 17 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.79%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.33%) Contactless
9 9 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.86%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.86%) Handset
10 8 (1.86%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.40%) Blog
13 5 (1.16%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.93%) User Experience
15 3 (0.70%) PKI
15 3 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 242 (56.28%) Linux
2 141 (32.79%) Windows
3 32 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (6.05%) AIX
5 17 (3.95%) Solaris
5 17 (3.95%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.02%) Ubuntu
7 11 (2.56%) CentOS
8 9 (2.09%) HPUX
9 8 (1.86%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.63%) Android
10 7 (1.63%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.70%) Debian
11 3 (0.70%) SUSE
12 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (28.84%) DevOps
2 119 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (17.67%) Configuration Management
3 76 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (15.12%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (14.19%) Open Source
6 49 (11.40%) Software Engineering
7 41 (9.53%) ITIL
7 41 (9.53%) Scrum
8 40 (9.30%) Programme Management
9 39 (9.07%) Digital Marketing
9 39 (9.07%) Machine Learning
9 39 (9.07%) OO
10 38 (8.84%) Risk Management
11 32 (7.44%) Analytics
12 31 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (6.28%) DSDM
13 27 (6.28%) RUP
14 26 (6.05%) Change Management
15 22 (5.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 191 (44.42%) SQL
2 132 (30.70%) Python
3 117 (27.21%) Shell Script
4 107 (24.88%) Java
5 56 (13.02%) Ruby
6 52 (12.09%) JavaScript
7 51 (11.86%) C++
8 42 (9.77%) Bash Shell
9 41 (9.53%) Go
10 34 (7.91%) Perl
10 34 (7.91%) PHP
11 21 (4.88%) C
12 14 (3.26%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.09%) C#
14 8 (1.86%) Korn
15 7 (1.63%) VB
16 5 (1.16%) Jython
16 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.70%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (15.35%) Degree
2 19 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.49%) CCNP
4 14 (3.26%) JNCIP
5 11 (2.56%) ISEB
6 9 (2.09%) CISSP
7 8 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.63%) CISM
8 7 (1.63%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.93%) CCNA
10 4 (0.93%) CISA
10 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.70%) MCSA
11 3 (0.70%) MCSE
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.70%) RHCT
12 2 (0.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (3.02%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.79%) GCP
2 12 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (1.86%) QA
4 7 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.40%) SLA
6 5 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (11.40%) Docker
2 29 (6.74%) vSphere
3 27 (6.28%) Xen
3 27 (6.28%) XenServer
4 11 (2.56%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.33%) PowerHA
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.93%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.70%) HDFS
7 3 (0.70%) KVM
7 3 (0.70%) NFS
8 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 144 (33.49%) Puppet
2 104 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (16.51%) Ansible
4 29 (6.74%) Tivoli
5 28 (6.51%) Kubernetes
6 27 (6.28%) Cobbler
7 25 (5.81%) Mesos
8 20 (4.65%) Nagios
9 15 (3.49%) Capistrano
10 10 (2.33%) CFEngine
11 9 (2.09%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.86%) Cacti
12 8 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
13 7 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (1.40%) Terraform
15 5 (1.16%) CA Wily
15 5 (1.16%) Ganglia
16 4 (0.93%) Control-M
17 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
17 3 (0.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 112 (26.05%) Oracle
2 54 (12.56%) SAP
3 48 (11.16%) Red Hat
4 43 (10.00%) Google
5 27 (6.28%) EnterpriseDB
6 25 (5.81%) Microsoft
7 22 (5.12%) IBM
8 21 (4.88%) Cisco
9 15 (3.49%) Juniper
9 15 (3.49%) VMware
10 12 (2.79%) Teradata
10 12 (2.79%) Veritas
11 9 (2.09%) AppDynamics
11 9 (2.09%) Informatica
11 9 (2.09%) SolarWinds
11 9 (2.09%) Tableau
12 8 (1.86%) BroadSoft
12 8 (1.86%) Ericsson
12 8 (1.86%) GENBAND
12 8 (1.86%) Sonus