Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 103 101
Rank change year-on-year -67 -2 -15
Permanent jobs citing Unix 506 2,445 2,850
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.90% 3.05% 3.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.24% 12.74% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 378 1,571 2,152
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,875 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 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 6,138 19,185 21,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.08% 23.93% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,002 14,740 17,513
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Midlands +31 126 £52,500 +19.32% 24
South East -40 126 £52,500 -2.33% 27
North of England -107 87 £45,000 - 38
South West -4 83 £52,500 +26.51% 22
West Midlands +3 71 £55,000 +27.91% 17
North West -8 63 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Scotland -3 56 £44,000 -2.22% 10
East Midlands +64 53 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Yorkshire -95 18 £55,000 +11.48% 14
East of England -4 16 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Northern Ireland -2 8 £52,500 +61.54% 3
North East -25 6 £41,000 -7.89% 6
Wales +24 5 £32,234 -19.42% 1
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 353 (69.76%) Linux
2 163 (32.21%) Windows
3 160 (31.62%) Oracle
4 137 (27.08%) Java
5 135 (26.68%) Python
6 128 (25.30%) SQL
7 124 (24.51%) AWS
8 123 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (19.76%) Finance
10 96 (18.97%) Azure
11 86 (17.00%) DevOps
12 80 (15.81%) Shell Script
13 78 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
14 71 (14.03%) Git (software)
15 69 (13.64%) Docker
16 62 (12.25%) AIX
17 61 (12.06%) Microsoft
17 61 (12.06%) Red Hat
18 60 (11.86%) Solaris
19 58 (11.46%) Bash Shell
19 58 (11.46%) Oracle Database
20 56 (11.07%) Perl
21 55 (10.87%) Firewall
21 55 (10.87%) VMware
21 55 (10.87%) Kubernetes
22 54 (10.67%) Ansible
22 54 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
22 54 (10.67%) Degree
23 53 (10.47%) PowerShell
24 52 (10.28%) C++

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 15 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 14 (2.77%) Apache
3 11 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.19%) IIS
6 5 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.59%) SAS
8 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) GemFire
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Site Server
10 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.20%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) FLEXCUBE
1 6 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Global One
4 1 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (24.51%) AWS
2 96 (18.97%) Azure
3 19 (3.75%) OpenShift
4 17 (3.36%) GCP
5 13 (2.57%) SaaS
6 11 (2.17%) Office 365
7 9 (1.78%) GitHub
7 9 (1.78%) PaaS
7 9 (1.78%) Power Platform
8 8 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.38%) Apigee
10 6 (1.19%) Serverless
11 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.79%) IaaS
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.40%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.87%) Firewall
2 36 (7.11%) TCP/IP
3 35 (6.92%) DNS
4 23 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (4.15%) Internet
6 18 (3.56%) DHCP
7 15 (2.96%) SAN
8 13 (2.57%) LAN
9 12 (2.37%) BGP
9 12 (2.37%) WAN
10 11 (2.17%) VPN
11 10 (1.98%) OSPF
12 9 (1.78%) 2G
12 9 (1.78%) 4G
12 9 (1.78%) SMTP
13 8 (1.58%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.38%) Diameter Protocol
14 7 (1.38%) NetScreen
14 7 (1.38%) Network Security
14 7 (1.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.46%) Oracle Database
2 51 (10.08%) SQL Server
3 49 (9.68%) Big Data
4 25 (4.94%) Hadoop
4 25 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.74%) MongoDB
5 24 (4.74%) MySQL
6 23 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.75%) Data Lake
8 18 (3.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (3.36%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.16%) Apache Hive
11 12 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.37%) HBase
11 12 (2.37%) Impala
12 11 (2.17%) JasperReports
13 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 71 (14.03%) Git (software)
2 50 (9.88%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.15%) JIRA
3 21 (4.15%) Subversion
4 12 (2.37%) Selenium
5 11 (2.17%) JUnit
6 10 (1.98%) Metasploit
7 9 (1.78%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.19%) GitLab
9 5 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.59%) Maven
10 3 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.40%) Mockito
11 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 100 (19.76%) Finance
2 27 (5.34%) Banking
3 23 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.16%) Retail
5 12 (2.37%) Electronics
6 10 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.98%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.38%) Marketing
8 6 (1.19%) Games
9 5 (0.99%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.79%) Legal
11 3 (0.59%) Billing
11 3 (0.59%) Front Office
11 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Law
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (16.60%) Developer
2 62 (12.25%) Analyst
3 43 (8.50%) Administrator
3 43 (8.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (5.73%) Linux Engineer
5 27 (5.34%) Applications Support
5 27 (5.34%) Consultant
5 27 (5.34%) Java Developer
6 23 (4.55%) DBA
6 23 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 22 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 22 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (4.15%) Linux Administrator
8 21 (4.15%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 21 (4.15%) SAP Consultant
9 20 (3.95%) Oracle DBA
9 20 (3.95%) Support Engineer
9 20 (3.95%) Unix Engineer
10 18 (3.56%) Java Engineer
11 17 (3.36%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.35%) HTML
1 22 (4.35%) SAP Basis
2 21 (4.15%) CSS
3 20 (3.95%) Apache Flex
4 18 (3.56%) Middleware
5 15 (2.96%) Web Services
6 14 (2.77%) Node.js
7 13 (2.57%) Spring
7 13 (2.57%) XML
8 11 (2.17%) EDI
9 10 (1.98%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.98%) React
9 10 (1.98%) SOAP
10 8 (1.58%) .NET
10 8 (1.58%) jQuery
11 7 (1.38%) LDAP
11 7 (1.38%) RESTful
12 6 (1.19%) Redux
13 5 (0.99%) J2EE
13 5 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.15%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.15%) Linux Command Line
3 20 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.75%) Virtual Team
5 16 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (1.78%) Clustering
7 9 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.58%) PKI
9 7 (1.38%) User Experience
10 5 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 353 (69.76%) Linux
2 163 (32.21%) Windows
3 62 (12.25%) AIX
4 60 (11.86%) Solaris
5 48 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (8.10%) Windows Server
7 22 (4.35%) CentOS
8 17 (3.36%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.57%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.78%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.58%) HPUX
11 8 (1.58%) SUSE
12 7 (1.38%) Debian
12 7 (1.38%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
15 3 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.00%) DevOps
3 78 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (10.08%) ITIL
5 48 (9.49%) Change Management
6 47 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (7.91%) Software Engineering
8 37 (7.31%) Performance Tuning
9 35 (6.92%) Scrum
9 35 (6.92%) Test Automation
10 34 (6.72%) Analytics
11 32 (6.32%) Information Security
12 28 (5.53%) Configuration Management
13 27 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (5.14%) SIEM
14 26 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (4.94%) Computer Science
15 25 (4.94%) Mentoring
15 25 (4.94%) Open Source
16 23 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 137 (27.08%) Java
2 135 (26.68%) Python
3 128 (25.30%) SQL
4 80 (15.81%) Shell Script
5 58 (11.46%) Bash Shell
6 56 (11.07%) Perl
7 53 (10.47%) PowerShell
8 52 (10.28%) C++
9 50 (9.88%) JavaScript
10 49 (9.68%) PL/SQL
11 34 (6.72%) C
12 22 (4.35%) ABAP
12 22 (4.35%) PHP
13 17 (3.36%) C#
14 15 (2.96%) R
15 13 (2.57%) Scala
16 11 (2.17%) Ruby
17 10 (1.98%) Go
17 10 (1.98%) Java 8
18 6 (1.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 54 (10.67%) Degree
2 37 (7.31%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.75%) CCNA
4 19 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.37%) CCNP
6 11 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.58%) JNCIA
7 8 (1.58%) JNCIS
8 7 (1.38%) CISSP
8 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.99%) MCSA
10 4 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.79%) MCSE
10 4 (0.79%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.59%) OCP
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.31%) SLA
2 29 (5.73%) QA
3 22 (4.35%) NIST
4 18 (3.56%) GDPR
5 16 (3.16%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (1.38%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (13.64%) Docker
2 37 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 31 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.77%) HDFS
5 8 (1.58%) Firmware
6 7 (1.38%) Squid
6 7 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.19%) vSphere
8 5 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.99%) XenApp
9 4 (0.79%) Snort
10 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.59%) NFS
10 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
11 2 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (10.87%) Kubernetes
2 54 (10.67%) Ansible
3 45 (8.89%) Terraform
4 37 (7.31%) Puppet
5 32 (6.32%) Oracle RMAN
6 27 (5.34%) Data Guard
7 14 (2.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (2.37%) Red Hat Satellite
9 11 (2.17%) SCCM
10 10 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (1.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (1.58%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (1.19%) SELinux
13 5 (0.99%) Grafana
13 5 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.99%) Nagios
13 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 160 (31.62%) Oracle
2 61 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.06%) Red Hat
3 55 (10.87%) VMware
4 40 (7.91%) Cisco
5 35 (6.92%) SAP
6 34 (6.72%) IBM
7 19 (3.75%) Informatica
8 18 (3.56%) Citrix
8 18 (3.56%) Google
9 15 (2.96%) Splunk
10 14 (2.77%) Cloudera
10 14 (2.77%) Symantec
11 13 (2.57%) HP
12 12 (2.37%) Sun
13 11 (2.17%) JDA
13 11 (2.17%) McAfee
13 11 (2.17%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.98%) Juniper
15 9 (1.78%) NetApp