Period
to 8 March 2021

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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 130 104
Rank change year-on-year -61 -26 -13
Permanent jobs citing Unix 736 1,646 2,592
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.73% 2.42% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.91% 10.44% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 685 1,332 2,054
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,200 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £61,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.93% +1.82% +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 9,305 15,771 20,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.85% 23.22% 23.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7,484 12,768 15,976
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £24,000
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 8 March 2021.

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 8 March 2021. 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 -53 174 £55,000 +4.76% 41
North of England -25 166 £47,500 +2.15% 37
Midlands +9 162 £57,500 +21.05% 38
West Midlands +10 113 £62,000 +30.53% 26
North West +11 110 £52,500 +23.53% 19
Scotland +8 80 £46,250 -6.57% 21
South West -84 78 £50,000 - 31
East of England +17 60 £72,500 - 21
Yorkshire -38 50 £42,500 -15.00% 14
East Midlands +26 48 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Northern Ireland -11 20 £37,500 +17.19% 8
Wales +8 8 £43,500 +8.75% 8
North East -13 6 £47,500 +25.83% 4
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, 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.

1 519 (70.52%) Linux
2 225 (30.57%) Windows
2 225 (30.57%) AWS
3 224 (30.43%) Python
4 214 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (27.72%) DevOps
6 192 (26.09%) SQL
7 191 (25.95%) Java
8 179 (24.32%) Oracle
9 169 (22.96%) Docker
10 168 (22.83%) Azure
11 151 (20.52%) Configuration Management
12 140 (19.02%) Degree
13 139 (18.89%) Git (software)
14 137 (18.61%) Problem-Solving
15 129 (17.53%) Ansible
16 122 (16.58%) Finance
17 121 (16.44%) Terraform
18 116 (15.76%) Kubernetes
19 104 (14.13%) Puppet
20 100 (13.59%) Bash Shell
20 100 (13.59%) Software Engineering
20 100 (13.59%) Microsoft
21 89 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
22 88 (11.96%) VMware
23 86 (11.68%) PowerShell
24 85 (11.55%) SQL Server
25 84 (11.41%) Jenkins
26 82 (11.14%) Firewall
27 81 (11.01%) JavaScript

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 45 (6.11%) Confluence
2 29 (3.94%) WebLogic
3 20 (2.72%) Apache
4 17 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.04%) JBoss
7 13 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.36%) IIS
9 9 (1.22%) nginx
10 7 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.82%) Camunda
11 6 (0.82%) SAS
11 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.54%) CMS
13 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.41%) Liferay
Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.68%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.41%) Magento
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.14%) assyst
7 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 225 (30.57%) AWS
2 168 (22.83%) Azure
3 44 (5.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 41 (5.57%) GCP
4 41 (5.57%) IaaS
5 35 (4.76%) Amazon EKS
5 35 (4.76%) SaaS
6 34 (4.62%) PaaS
7 27 (3.67%) Microsoft 365
8 26 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
9 20 (2.72%) GitHub
10 14 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.90%) Serverless
11 12 (1.63%) AWS CodePipeline
12 11 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (1.09%) Power Platform
16 7 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 82 (11.14%) Firewall
2 57 (7.74%) TCP/IP
3 43 (5.84%) DNS
4 40 (5.43%) VPN
5 31 (4.21%) VLAN
6 30 (4.08%) OSPF
7 28 (3.80%) IPv4
8 22 (2.99%) SSL
9 20 (2.72%) Internet
9 20 (2.72%) SAN
10 18 (2.45%) NAS
11 17 (2.31%) HTTP
12 15 (2.04%) DHCP
13 12 (1.63%) Network Security
13 12 (1.63%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.09%) 2G
14 8 (1.09%) BGP
14 8 (1.09%) BIG-IP
14 8 (1.09%) LAN
14 8 (1.09%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.07%) MySQL
3 48 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 46 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 41 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (4.35%) Big Data
7 31 (4.21%) MongoDB
7 31 (4.21%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.40%) RDBMS
9 15 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.49%) DB2
12 10 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.22%) Redis
14 8 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.09%) Power BI
15 7 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 139 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 76 (10.33%) JIRA
4 38 (5.16%) GitLab
4 38 (5.16%) Subversion
5 26 (3.53%) Selenium
6 22 (2.99%) JUnit
7 20 (2.72%) Postman
8 17 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.90%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.77%) IntelliJ
10 13 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.63%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.22%) Maven
12 9 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (1.09%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.95%) Gradle
15 6 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 122 (16.58%) Finance
2 40 (5.43%) Retail
3 37 (5.03%) Public Sector
4 35 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.21%) Electronics
5 31 (4.21%) Marketing
6 22 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.72%) Law
8 19 (2.58%) Banking
9 17 (2.31%) Publishing
10 8 (1.09%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.95%) Automotive
11 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.82%) Military
13 5 (0.68%) Games
13 5 (0.68%) Police
14 4 (0.54%) Front Office
14 4 (0.54%) Local Government
15 3 (0.41%) Back Office
16 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 138 (18.75%) Developer
2 101 (13.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (8.56%) Software Engineer
4 61 (8.29%) Linux Engineer
5 53 (7.20%) Analyst
6 50 (6.79%) Unix Engineer
7 46 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 41 (5.57%) Architect
9 39 (5.30%) Administrator
10 38 (5.16%) AWS Engineer
11 35 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (4.48%) Platform Engineer
13 29 (3.94%) AWS DevOps
13 29 (3.94%) Senior Developer
14 28 (3.80%) DBA
15 27 (3.67%) Applications Support
15 27 (3.67%) Cloud Engineer
15 27 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 26 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (3.53%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.29%) REST
2 59 (8.02%) Node.js
3 56 (7.61%) Web Services
4 43 (5.84%) HTML
4 43 (5.84%) RESTful
5 39 (5.30%) CSS
5 39 (5.30%) Spring
6 34 (4.62%) XML
7 33 (4.48%) SOAP
8 30 (4.08%) Middleware
9 29 (3.94%) React
10 28 (3.80%) JSON
11 25 (3.40%) Hibernate
12 23 (3.13%) .NET
12 23 (3.13%) J2EE
13 21 (2.85%) AngularJS
14 18 (2.45%) HTML5
15 16 (2.17%) LDAP
16 12 (1.63%) J2SE
17 11 (1.49%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 39 (5.30%) Linux Command Line
4 38 (5.16%) Public Cloud
5 30 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.72%) User Experience
7 17 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.04%) Cloud Native
8 15 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.36%) LIMS
12 9 (1.22%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.09%) Derivative
14 7 (0.95%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.82%) Clustering
15 6 (0.82%) Internet of Things
15 6 (0.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 519 (70.52%) Linux
2 225 (30.57%) Windows
3 43 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.21%) AIX
6 29 (3.94%) Solaris
7 28 (3.80%) CentOS
8 18 (2.45%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.49%) Mac OS
11 10 (1.36%) SUSE
12 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.68%) Debian
15 4 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.41%) HPUX
16 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.27%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (27.72%) DevOps
3 151 (20.52%) Configuration Management
4 137 (18.61%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (13.59%) Software Engineering
6 75 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (9.78%) Scrum
8 69 (9.38%) ITIL
9 66 (8.97%) Computer Science
10 61 (8.29%) Infrastructure as Code
10 61 (8.29%) Test Automation
11 48 (6.52%) SDLC
12 47 (6.39%) Analytics
13 43 (5.84%) Capacity Planning
13 43 (5.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 42 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
14 42 (5.71%) Machine Learning
15 41 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 40 (5.43%) Information Security
16 40 (5.43%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 224 (30.43%) Python
2 192 (26.09%) SQL
3 191 (25.95%) Java
4 100 (13.59%) Bash Shell
5 86 (11.68%) PowerShell
6 81 (11.01%) JavaScript
6 81 (11.01%) Shell Script
7 73 (9.92%) C++
8 69 (9.38%) Perl
9 53 (7.20%) PL/SQL
10 50 (6.79%) C
11 46 (6.25%) C#
12 32 (4.35%) Go
13 26 (3.53%) PHP
14 20 (2.72%) Scala
15 18 (2.45%) Java 8
15 18 (2.45%) Ruby
16 9 (1.22%) R
17 6 (0.82%) Korn
18 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 140 (19.02%) Degree
2 58 (7.88%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.53%) RHCE
5 22 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (2.99%) GIAC
6 20 (2.72%) Numerate Degree
7 19 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (2.04%) CCNP
9 14 (1.90%) CCNA
10 10 (1.36%) ISEB
10 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.22%) CISSP
11 9 (1.22%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.22%) MCSA
11 9 (1.22%) MCSE
11 9 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (1.09%) HND
13 7 (0.95%) OCA
13 7 (0.95%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.52%) QA
2 30 (4.08%) SLA
3 16 (2.17%) GDPR
4 15 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 169 (22.96%) Docker
2 61 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.61%) Active Directory
4 30 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (2.72%) Firmware
6 18 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (2.31%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.68%) HDFS
9 5 (0.68%) NFS
10 4 (0.54%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.41%) GPFS
12 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.27%) Btrfs
12 2 (0.27%) Ceph
12 2 (0.27%) DRBD
12 2 (0.27%) KVM
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 129 (17.53%) Ansible
2 121 (16.44%) Terraform
3 116 (15.76%) Kubernetes
4 104 (14.13%) Puppet
5 47 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (3.67%) SCCM
7 26 (3.53%) Prometheus
8 22 (2.99%) Data Guard
9 20 (2.72%) Nagios
9 20 (2.72%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (2.04%) Grafana
11 14 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (1.36%) CFEngine
12 10 (1.36%) Istio
12 10 (1.36%) SCOM
13 9 (1.22%) HAProxy
13 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (1.22%) Nmap
14 8 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 179 (24.32%) Oracle
2 100 (13.59%) Microsoft
3 88 (11.96%) VMware
4 75 (10.19%) Red Hat
5 51 (6.93%) IBM
6 35 (4.76%) Cisco
7 23 (3.13%) SAP
8 18 (2.45%) EMC
8 18 (2.45%) TOWER Software
9 16 (2.17%) Google
10 15 (2.04%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.90%) FireEye
11 14 (1.90%) McAfee
11 14 (1.90%) Symantec
11 14 (1.90%) Tanium
12 13 (1.77%) Adobe
13 12 (1.63%) Dell
14 11 (1.49%) Informatica
15 10 (1.36%) Dynatrace
16 9 (1.22%) Solace