Period
to 5 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 95 103
Rank change year-on-year -56 +8 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unix 938 2,723 3,098
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.15% 3.23% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 13.48% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 709 1,815 2,351
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.84%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,965 20,198 23,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.83% 23.95% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8,027 15,520 19,094
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the UK excluding London

Unix
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unix in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Unix in the UK excluding London

Unix
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unix in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Unix in the UK excluding London

Unix
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 5 July 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
South East -23 308 £52,500 +5.00% 27
North of England -98 170 £48,500 +2.11% 23
Midlands +11 157 £50,000 +21.95% 22
South West -2 134 £50,000 +25.00% 13
West Midlands +2 119 £52,500 +26.51% 13
North West -6 95 £45,000 - 12
Scotland -21 70 £45,000 +0.56% 11
East of England +21 62 £67,500 +35.00% 9
Yorkshire -91 58 £55,000 +11.48% 8
East Midlands +28 35 £30,000 -25.00% 9
Wales +6 21 £40,000 -10.11% 4
Northern Ireland +8 17 £30,000 -11.11% 2
North East -9 17 £38,000 -22.98% 3
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Unix.

1 659 (70.26%) Linux
2 292 (31.13%) Windows
3 290 (30.92%) Oracle
4 286 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
5 285 (30.38%) Java
6 247 (26.33%) Python
7 240 (25.59%) SQL
8 191 (20.36%) AWS
9 189 (20.15%) Finance
10 187 (19.94%) DevOps
11 154 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
12 144 (15.35%) JavaScript
12 144 (15.35%) Degree
13 140 (14.93%) Docker
14 130 (13.86%) Microsoft
15 127 (13.54%) Azure
16 122 (13.01%) Software Engineering
17 121 (12.90%) Git (software)
18 119 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
19 118 (12.58%) Bash Shell
20 114 (12.15%) VMware
21 113 (12.05%) Shell Script
22 109 (11.62%) Ansible
23 107 (11.41%) SQL Server
23 107 (11.41%) Jenkins
23 107 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
24 100 (10.66%) C++
25 96 (10.23%) C
25 96 (10.23%) Solaris
26 94 (10.02%) Red Hat

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 37 (3.94%) Apache
2 24 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 19 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.92%) OpenStack
5 17 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.71%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.71%) Confluence
6 16 (1.71%) IIS
7 13 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.96%) JBoss
10 9 (0.96%) nginx
11 8 (0.85%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.64%) SAP Portal
12 6 (0.64%) SAS
12 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.11%) CATIA
6 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Magento
4 3 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) Global One
6 1 (0.11%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 191 (20.36%) AWS
2 127 (13.54%) Azure
3 35 (3.73%) SaaS
4 33 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (3.41%) Office 365
6 23 (2.45%) Amazon S3
6 23 (2.45%) GCP
7 22 (2.35%) OpenShift
8 21 (2.24%) IaaS
9 20 (2.13%) PaaS
10 19 (2.03%) GitHub
10 19 (2.03%) Power Platform
11 16 (1.71%) Serverless
12 14 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 83 (8.85%) Firewall
2 57 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 56 (5.97%) DNS
4 51 (5.44%) LAN
5 44 (4.69%) WAN
6 41 (4.37%) DHCP
6 41 (4.37%) SAN
7 37 (3.94%) Network Security
8 29 (3.09%) Internet
9 24 (2.56%) VPN
10 23 (2.45%) BGP
11 22 (2.35%) MPLS
11 22 (2.35%) OSPF
12 17 (1.81%) SSL
13 16 (1.71%) Wireless
14 15 (1.60%) SMTP
15 13 (1.39%) HTTP
15 13 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (1.28%) SSH
17 11 (1.17%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 72 (7.68%) MongoDB
4 71 (7.57%) MySQL
5 70 (7.46%) Big Data
6 68 (7.25%) Relational Database
7 55 (5.86%) NoSQL
8 46 (4.90%) Hadoop
9 44 (4.69%) RDBMS
10 36 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (2.67%) Apache Hive
13 19 (2.03%) Power BI
14 18 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
14 18 (1.92%) Impala
15 17 (1.81%) DB2
16 16 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
17 15 (1.60%) Data Lake
17 15 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
18 14 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 121 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 107 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.90%) JIRA
4 38 (4.05%) Selenium
5 37 (3.94%) Subversion
6 34 (3.62%) Maven
7 28 (2.99%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.35%) Bitbucket
9 21 (2.24%) JUnit
10 16 (1.71%) GitLab
10 16 (1.71%) Visual Studio
11 15 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.28%) Gradle
13 10 (1.07%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.96%) JMeter
14 9 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.75%) CMake
15 7 (0.75%) Mockito
15 7 (0.75%) SonarQube
General
1 189 (20.15%) Finance
2 52 (5.54%) Retail
3 34 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.67%) Banking
6 20 (2.13%) Electronics
6 20 (2.13%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.39%) Legal
8 11 (1.17%) Military
9 9 (0.96%) Back Office
10 8 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.75%) Marketing
12 6 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.43%) Advertising
13 4 (0.43%) Law
13 4 (0.43%) Local Government
14 3 (0.32%) Automotive
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 163 (17.38%) Developer
2 90 (9.59%) Analyst
3 69 (7.36%) Administrator
3 69 (7.36%) Software Engineer
4 62 (6.61%) Java Developer
5 54 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (5.76%) Senior Developer
6 48 (5.12%) Linux Engineer
7 47 (5.01%) Consultant
8 45 (4.80%) Unix Engineer
9 43 (4.58%) Architect
10 37 (3.94%) DBA
11 34 (3.62%) Applications Support
12 33 (3.52%) Support Engineer
13 32 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
14 31 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.09%) Support Analyst
16 28 (2.99%) Oracle DBA
16 28 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
17 26 (2.77%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.08%) Node.js
2 51 (5.44%) Web Services
3 50 (5.33%) HTML
4 48 (5.12%) Spring
5 37 (3.94%) React
6 35 (3.73%) Middleware
7 34 (3.62%) CSS
8 32 (3.41%) XML
9 31 (3.30%) AngularJS
10 29 (3.09%) .NET
11 27 (2.88%) REST
11 27 (2.88%) SAP Basis
12 24 (2.56%) SOAP
13 18 (1.92%) Apache Flex
13 18 (1.92%) RESTful
14 17 (1.81%) Java EE
14 17 (1.81%) JSON
15 16 (1.71%) jQuery
16 15 (1.60%) J2EE
16 15 (1.60%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 33 (3.52%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.09%) Public Cloud
6 28 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (2.56%) Clustering
8 22 (2.35%) Virtual Team
9 20 (2.13%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.13%) PKI
10 19 (2.03%) User Experience
11 17 (1.81%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.49%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.39%) VHDL
14 12 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.85%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
18 5 (0.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 659 (70.26%) Linux
2 292 (31.13%) Windows
3 96 (10.23%) Solaris
4 82 (8.74%) AIX
5 80 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 31 (3.30%) CentOS
8 30 (3.20%) Ubuntu
9 26 (2.77%) Windows 7
10 22 (2.35%) HPUX
11 21 (2.24%) SUSE
12 20 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
13 15 (1.60%) Android
13 15 (1.60%) Windows 10
14 14 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (1.28%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.96%) Debian
17 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (19.94%) DevOps
3 154 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
4 122 (13.01%) Software Engineering
5 107 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (9.49%) Test Automation
7 87 (9.28%) Configuration Management
7 87 (9.28%) Scrum
8 86 (9.17%) Mentoring
9 80 (8.53%) Computer Science
10 78 (8.32%) ITIL
11 76 (8.10%) OO
12 74 (7.89%) Change Management
13 61 (6.50%) Open Source
13 61 (6.50%) TDD
14 58 (6.18%) Analytics
15 55 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 50 (5.33%) Project Management
17 50 (5.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 285 (30.38%) Java
2 247 (26.33%) Python
3 240 (25.59%) SQL
4 144 (15.35%) JavaScript
5 118 (12.58%) Bash Shell
6 113 (12.05%) Shell Script
7 100 (10.66%) C++
8 96 (10.23%) C
9 88 (9.38%) PowerShell
10 86 (9.17%) PL/SQL
11 82 (8.74%) Perl
12 55 (5.86%) PHP
13 53 (5.65%) Ruby
14 48 (5.12%) C#
15 21 (2.24%) ABAP
16 19 (2.03%) Go
17 14 (1.49%) Groovy
18 13 (1.39%) Java 8
18 13 (1.39%) R
19 9 (0.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 144 (15.35%) Degree
2 83 (8.85%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (3.94%) DV Cleared
5 30 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (2.35%) CCNA
7 17 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.71%) CCNP
9 14 (1.49%) CISSP
10 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.96%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.96%) JNCIA
11 9 (0.96%) JNCIS
11 9 (0.96%) MCSA
12 8 (0.85%) CCSP
12 8 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.85%) OCP
12 8 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.29%) QA
2 44 (4.69%) SLA
3 35 (3.73%) GDPR
4 16 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.71%) NIST
4 16 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.21%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) PSD2
9 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 140 (14.93%) Docker
2 64 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 60 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.81%) vSphere
6 15 (1.60%) HDFS
7 10 (1.07%) NFS
7 10 (1.07%) XenApp
8 9 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.85%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.85%) Squid
10 7 (0.75%) Firmware
10 7 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.64%) PowerHA
12 4 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.43%) GPFS
12 4 (0.43%) KVM
12 4 (0.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 109 (11.62%) Ansible
2 78 (8.32%) Kubernetes
3 77 (8.21%) Puppet
4 56 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (4.16%) Terraform
6 30 (3.20%) Data Guard
7 28 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (1.71%) SCCM
9 15 (1.60%) Kibana
9 15 (1.60%) Nagios
9 15 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
9 15 (1.60%) Tivoli
10 14 (1.49%) SELinux
10 14 (1.49%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.39%) Grafana
12 10 (1.07%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.85%) Cobbler
13 8 (0.85%) Oozie
13 8 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 290 (30.92%) Oracle
2 130 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 114 (12.15%) VMware
4 94 (10.02%) Red Hat
5 68 (7.25%) Cisco
6 43 (4.58%) Sun
7 39 (4.16%) IBM
8 34 (3.62%) Citrix
8 34 (3.62%) SAP
9 32 (3.41%) HP
10 31 (3.30%) Informatica
11 28 (2.99%) Atlassian
12 22 (2.35%) Juniper
12 22 (2.35%) Splunk
13 20 (2.13%) Google
14 17 (1.81%) Cloudera
15 16 (1.71%) Dell
15 16 (1.71%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.71%) Tableau
16 15 (1.60%) F5