Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 104 94
Rank change year-on-year -40 -10 -21
Permanent jobs citing Unix 1,499 2,558 3,379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.30% 3.07% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.05% 12.86% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,959 2,620
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 14,910 19,887 24,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.85% 23.85% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,894 15,514 20,010
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.51%

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 3 April 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 3 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
South East -36 496 £52,500 +5.00% 55
North of England -49 285 £48,500 -1.70% 63
South West +1 229 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Midlands -4 207 £47,500 +7.95% 55
West Midlands +7 153 £52,500 +23.53% 37
North West -36 151 £50,500 +2.02% 30
East of England +47 119 £72,500 +45.00% 29
Yorkshire -54 106 £50,000 +1.34% 24
Scotland -40 89 £49,250 +9.44% 19
East Midlands -7 53 £30,000 -33.33% 18
Northern Ireland +28 41 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Wales -44 33 £40,000 +6.67% 5
North East +10 28 £38,250 -22.47% 9
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 3 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Unix.

1 1,044 (69.65%) Linux
2 474 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (31.55%) Windows
4 438 (29.22%) SQL
5 429 (28.62%) Oracle
6 405 (27.02%) Java
7 370 (24.68%) Python
8 309 (20.61%) Finance
9 302 (20.15%) DevOps
10 289 (19.28%) AWS
11 278 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
12 248 (16.54%) JavaScript
13 240 (16.01%) Git (software)
14 230 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
15 226 (15.08%) Software Engineering
16 220 (14.68%) Degree
17 216 (14.41%) Microsoft
18 212 (14.14%) Docker
19 199 (13.28%) Bash Shell
20 196 (13.08%) SQL Server
21 194 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
22 187 (12.47%) Azure
23 173 (11.54%) Jenkins
24 172 (11.47%) Ansible
25 163 (10.87%) PL/SQL
26 162 (10.81%) Test Automation
27 157 (10.47%) MySQL
28 154 (10.27%) C
28 154 (10.27%) Shell Script
29 151 (10.07%) Mentoring

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 62 (4.14%) Apache
2 41 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 39 (2.60%) Confluence
3 39 (2.60%) IIS
4 38 (2.54%) Apache Spark
5 37 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.73%) OpenStack
7 24 (1.60%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.53%) JBoss
8 23 (1.53%) SAS
9 20 (1.33%) NetWeaver
10 16 (1.07%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.00%) SAP Portal
12 14 (0.93%) nginx
13 13 (0.87%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.73%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.067%) CATIA
6 1 (0.067%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.067%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.00%) SAP CRM
3 12 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.40%) Magento
8 5 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 4 (0.27%) CiviCRM
9 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
11 2 (0.13%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
11 2 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
12 1 (0.067%) MFGPRO
12 1 (0.067%) Sentinel
12 1 (0.067%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 289 (19.28%) AWS
2 187 (12.47%) Azure
3 60 (4.00%) SaaS
4 52 (3.47%) Office 365
5 44 (2.94%) IaaS
6 41 (2.74%) GCP
7 37 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (2.13%) PaaS
9 28 (1.87%) Amazon S3
9 28 (1.87%) GitHub
9 28 (1.87%) Serverless
10 19 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
12 16 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (0.87%) AWS IoT
15 13 (0.87%) Power Platform
16 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 136 (9.07%) TCP/IP
2 112 (7.47%) DNS
3 108 (7.20%) Firewall
4 101 (6.74%) LAN
5 90 (6.00%) DHCP
5 90 (6.00%) WAN
6 73 (4.87%) Internet
7 70 (4.67%) SAN
8 45 (3.00%) BGP
8 45 (3.00%) Network Security
8 45 (3.00%) OSPF
9 40 (2.67%) SSL
10 39 (2.60%) VPN
11 37 (2.47%) MPLS
12 35 (2.33%) Wireless
13 30 (2.00%) HTTP
13 30 (2.00%) SSH
13 30 (2.00%) VoIP
14 29 (1.93%) SMTP
15 24 (1.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 157 (10.47%) MySQL
3 121 (8.07%) Relational Database
4 109 (7.27%) MongoDB
5 106 (7.07%) Oracle Database
6 87 (5.80%) Big Data
7 85 (5.67%) NoSQL
8 83 (5.54%) Hadoop
9 75 (5.00%) RDBMS
10 73 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
11 53 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (2.94%) Apache Hive
13 34 (2.27%) Impala
14 30 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
15 24 (1.60%) Apache Kudu
16 23 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (1.47%) SAP HANA
18 21 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
19 20 (1.33%) DB2
19 20 (1.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 240 (16.01%) Git (software)
2 173 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 102 (6.80%) JIRA
4 55 (3.67%) Subversion
5 51 (3.40%) Maven
6 48 (3.20%) Selenium
7 44 (2.94%) Cucumber
8 39 (2.60%) GitLab
9 28 (1.87%) Bitbucket
10 26 (1.73%) Eclipse
11 23 (1.53%) Artifactory
11 23 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
11 23 (1.53%) SonarQube
11 23 (1.53%) Visual Studio
12 22 (1.47%) Gradle
13 20 (1.33%) JUnit
13 20 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (1.00%) JMeter
14 15 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 309 (20.61%) Finance
2 101 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 89 (5.94%) Retail
4 74 (4.94%) Public Sector
5 61 (4.07%) Manufacturing
6 53 (3.54%) Electronics
7 47 (3.14%) Banking
8 37 (2.47%) Marketing
9 20 (1.33%) Legal
10 14 (0.93%) Law
11 12 (0.80%) Back Office
11 12 (0.80%) Military
12 9 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.53%) Local Government
14 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.40%) Automotive
15 6 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.33%) Police
17 4 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 284 (18.95%) Developer
2 152 (10.14%) Analyst
3 140 (9.34%) Software Engineer
4 89 (5.94%) Java Developer
5 86 (5.74%) Architect
6 85 (5.67%) Administrator
7 79 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
8 73 (4.87%) Consultant
8 73 (4.87%) Unix Engineer
9 71 (4.74%) Senior Developer
10 66 (4.40%) Support Engineer
11 63 (4.20%) Support Analyst
12 57 (3.80%) Junior
13 56 (3.74%) Applications Support
14 55 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
15 54 (3.60%) Software Developer
16 53 (3.54%) PHP Developer
17 52 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 47 (3.14%) Senior Software Engineer
19 45 (3.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.34%) Node.js
2 79 (5.27%) HTML
3 78 (5.20%) Web Services
4 70 (4.67%) React
5 69 (4.60%) Spring
6 61 (4.07%) AngularJS
7 60 (4.00%) CSS
8 58 (3.87%) .NET
9 52 (3.47%) XML
10 50 (3.34%) Middleware
11 42 (2.80%) Kafka
11 42 (2.80%) REST
11 42 (2.80%) SOAP
12 39 (2.60%) RESTful
13 36 (2.40%) Jest
13 36 (2.40%) Laravel
14 34 (2.27%) Enzyme
15 30 (2.00%) jQuery
16 27 (1.80%) J2EE
16 27 (1.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 230 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.74%) Data Centre
3 64 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
5 59 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.60%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 33 (2.20%) Clustering
9 30 (2.00%) PKI
10 26 (1.73%) Cloud Native
11 25 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.47%) User Experience
13 20 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.27%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.13%) VHDL
16 16 (1.07%) Mainframe
17 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 14 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
18 14 (0.93%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1,044 (69.65%) Linux
2 473 (31.55%) Windows
3 110 (7.34%) Solaris
4 105 (7.00%) Windows Server
5 73 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (4.27%) AIX
7 45 (3.00%) Ubuntu
8 35 (2.33%) CentOS
9 28 (1.87%) Android
10 25 (1.67%) SUSE
11 23 (1.53%) HPUX
12 19 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
13 18 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.13%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.93%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (20.15%) DevOps
3 278 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
4 226 (15.08%) Software Engineering
5 194 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
6 162 (10.81%) Test Automation
7 151 (10.07%) Mentoring
8 146 (9.74%) Scrum
9 145 (9.67%) OO
10 142 (9.47%) Configuration Management
11 138 (9.21%) Computer Science
12 111 (7.40%) TDD
13 109 (7.27%) ITIL
14 108 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
14 108 (7.20%) Open Source
15 101 (6.74%) Project Management
16 98 (6.54%) Change Management
17 88 (5.87%) Analytics
17 88 (5.87%) SDLC
18 84 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 438 (29.22%) SQL
2 405 (27.02%) Java
3 370 (24.68%) Python
4 248 (16.54%) JavaScript
5 199 (13.28%) Bash Shell
6 163 (10.87%) PL/SQL
7 154 (10.27%) C
7 154 (10.27%) Shell Script
8 142 (9.47%) C++
9 129 (8.61%) Perl
10 115 (7.67%) PHP
11 99 (6.60%) PowerShell
12 91 (6.07%) C#
13 85 (5.67%) Ruby
14 28 (1.87%) Korn
15 26 (1.73%) Go
16 18 (1.20%) Scala
17 13 (0.87%) Java 8
18 11 (0.73%) AWK
18 11 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 220 (14.68%) Degree
2 138 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 62 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 56 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.67%) CCNA
7 33 (2.20%) CCNP
8 27 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (1.53%) CISSP
10 18 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
12 16 (1.07%) JNCIS
13 14 (0.93%) JNCIA
14 13 (0.87%) OCP
15 12 (0.80%) AWS Certification
15 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.80%) MCSE
16 11 (0.73%) JNCIE
17 10 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.07%) QA
2 37 (2.47%) SLA
3 35 (2.33%) GDPR
4 24 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.20%) NIST
11 1 (0.067%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.067%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.067%) PSD2
11 1 (0.067%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 212 (14.14%) Docker
2 89 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 70 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.80%) NFS
6 24 (1.60%) vSphere
7 20 (1.33%) Apache Flume
7 20 (1.33%) XenApp
8 19 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.20%) HDFS
9 18 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (1.13%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.73%) Firmware
12 10 (0.67%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.40%) PowerHA
16 5 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 172 (11.47%) Ansible
2 129 (8.61%) Puppet
3 107 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 97 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (4.07%) Terraform
6 30 (2.00%) Oozie
7 23 (1.53%) SCCM
7 23 (1.53%) Tivoli
8 21 (1.40%) Nagios
9 20 (1.33%) SCOM
10 18 (1.20%) SELinux
11 17 (1.13%) Data Guard
11 17 (1.13%) Kibana
12 16 (1.07%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.93%) Cobbler
13 14 (0.93%) Grafana
13 14 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
14 13 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
15 11 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 429 (28.62%) Oracle
2 216 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 129 (8.61%) VMware
4 114 (7.61%) Cisco
5 85 (5.67%) Red Hat
6 54 (3.60%) IBM
7 52 (3.47%) SAP
8 50 (3.34%) HP
9 47 (3.14%) Sun
10 45 (3.00%) Juniper
11 44 (2.94%) Atlassian
12 42 (2.80%) Citrix
12 42 (2.80%) Informatica
13 41 (2.74%) Splunk
14 37 (2.47%) Google
15 33 (2.20%) F5
16 28 (1.87%) NetApp
17 23 (1.53%) EMC
17 23 (1.53%) Palo Alto
18 22 (1.47%) SolarWinds