Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Unix Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 976 871 877
Rank change year-on-year -105 +6 -109
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 181 304 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 133 236 349
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,125 £29,250
90th Percentile £83,500 £82,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Unix Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unix Engineer.

Salary trend for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
England -131 160 £55,000 +10.00% 20
UK excluding London -34 108 £50,000 +11.11% 16
London -52 73 £62,500 +8.70% 4
South East -28 53 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North of England +2 22 £43,000 +22.86% 4
North West -3 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East of England +20 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wales +23 7 £55,000 +46.67%
Scotland -23 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +15 4 £50,000 +44.93% 1
Midlands +2 3 £32,500 -18.24% 5
North East - 3 £37,500 -
East Midlands +15 2 £32,500 -12.16% 1
South West +6 1 £47,500 +35.87%
West Midlands +3 1 £43,500 +2.35% 4

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Unix Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 181 (100.00%) Unix
2 161 (88.95%) Linux
3 72 (39.78%) Red Hat
4 64 (35.36%) Python
5 62 (34.25%) Finance
6 58 (32.04%) Solaris
7 52 (28.73%) DevOps
8 51 (28.18%) Bash Shell
9 48 (26.52%) Shell Script
10 46 (25.41%) Windows
11 41 (22.65%) Perl
12 40 (22.10%) Oracle
13 38 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
14 37 (20.44%) Puppet
15 33 (18.23%) Java
15 33 (18.23%) LDAP
16 32 (17.68%) TCP/IP
17 31 (17.13%) HP
18 30 (16.57%) SAN
19 28 (15.47%) Open Source
19 28 (15.47%) Git (software)
20 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
20 27 (14.92%) AIX
21 25 (13.81%) MySQL
21 25 (13.81%) Nagios
21 25 (13.81%) Ruby
22 24 (13.26%) Sun
23 23 (12.71%) NetApp
23 23 (12.71%) Splunk
23 23 (12.71%) Big Data

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (10.50%) Tomcat
2 17 (9.39%) Apache
3 13 (7.18%) JBoss
4 5 (2.76%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.66%) nginx
6 3 (1.66%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.10%) Confluence
7 2 (1.10%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.10%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (1.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.52%) PaaS
2 10 (5.52%) SaaS
3 9 (4.97%) IaaS
4 4 (2.21%) GitHub
4 4 (2.21%) npm
4 4 (2.21%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.23%) LDAP
2 32 (17.68%) TCP/IP
3 30 (16.57%) SAN
4 22 (12.15%) SSH
5 19 (10.50%) Kerberos
6 11 (6.08%) Firewall
7 10 (5.52%) DNS
7 10 (5.52%) HTTP
8 8 (4.42%) SSL
9 7 (3.87%) FTP
10 6 (3.31%) DHCP
10 6 (3.31%) SMTP
11 5 (2.76%) SNMP
11 5 (2.76%) VLAN
12 4 (2.21%) OpenVPN
13 3 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.66%) IPsec
13 3 (1.66%) Junos
13 3 (1.66%) NAS
13 3 (1.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.81%) MySQL
2 23 (12.71%) Big Data
3 20 (11.05%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.73%) DB2
4 14 (7.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.76%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.55%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.55%) GIS
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.55%) Redis
9 1 (0.55%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 28 (15.47%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.05%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.63%) Subversion
4 10 (5.52%) JIRA
5 8 (4.42%) GitLab
5 8 (4.42%) Maven
6 7 (3.87%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.76%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.21%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.21%) Liquibase
8 4 (2.21%) Selenium
9 3 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.66%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.66%) GCC
9 3 (1.66%) GDB
9 3 (1.66%) ProC
9 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 62 (34.25%) Finance
2 20 (11.05%) Banking
3 9 (4.97%) Retail
4 8 (4.42%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Front Office
6 3 (1.66%) Hindi Language
6 3 (1.66%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.10%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.39%) Middleware
2 13 (7.18%) Django
3 8 (4.42%) Web Services
4 7 (3.87%) .NET
5 4 (2.21%) Node.js
5 4 (2.21%) Spring
5 4 (2.21%) Spring MVC
6 3 (1.66%) ADO
6 3 (1.66%) J2EE
6 3 (1.66%) ODBC
6 3 (1.66%) SAML
7 2 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.10%) JSON
7 2 (1.10%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.10%) XML
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.55%) ISPF
8 1 (0.55%) Kafka
8 1 (0.55%) RESTful
8 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.08%) Clustering
1 11 (6.08%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.31%) Fintech
5 5 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.76%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.66%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.10%) Derivative
7 2 (1.10%) Equities
7 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Unix
2 161 (88.95%) Linux
3 58 (32.04%) Solaris
4 46 (25.41%) Windows
5 27 (14.92%) AIX
6 19 (10.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (7.73%) HPUX
8 13 (7.18%) CentOS
9 7 (3.87%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.87%) Nucleus RTOS
10 6 (3.31%) Debian
11 5 (2.76%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.76%) SUSE
12 4 (2.21%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.21%) Windows Server
13 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.55%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.73%) DevOps
2 28 (15.47%) Open Source
3 19 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (10.50%) Software Engineering
4 18 (9.94%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (9.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (8.84%) Analytics
7 15 (8.29%) Capacity Management
8 14 (7.73%) Configuration Management
8 14 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (7.73%) Patch Management
9 13 (7.18%) Mentoring
9 13 (7.18%) Test Automation
10 9 (4.97%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (4.97%) Disruptive Innovation
10 9 (4.97%) High Availability
10 9 (4.97%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.42%) OO
11 8 (4.42%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.36%) Python
2 51 (28.18%) Bash Shell
3 48 (26.52%) Shell Script
4 41 (22.65%) Perl
5 33 (18.23%) Java
6 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
7 25 (13.81%) Ruby
8 18 (9.94%) SQL
9 16 (8.84%) C++
10 14 (7.73%) Korn
11 13 (7.18%) JavaScript
12 10 (5.52%) C
13 8 (4.42%) C#
14 6 (3.31%) PHP
15 5 (2.76%) Scala
16 4 (2.21%) Go
17 3 (1.66%) Bourne shell
17 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
18 2 (1.10%) C-shell
19 1 (0.55%) APL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.66%) CCNP
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.31%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (8.29%) Samba
2 14 (7.73%) iptables
3 13 (7.18%) Docker
4 7 (3.87%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.76%) NFS
5 5 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 4 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.10%) KVM
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.10%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.55%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 37 (20.44%) Puppet
2 25 (13.81%) Nagios
3 22 (12.15%) Ansible
4 18 (9.94%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (9.39%) Red Hat Satellite
6 14 (7.73%) Oracle ZFS
7 13 (7.18%) Cacti
8 6 (3.31%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.76%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.76%) Terraform
10 4 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.66%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.10%) CFEngine
12 2 (1.10%) OpenView
13 1 (0.55%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.55%) Nessus
13 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (39.78%) Red Hat
2 40 (22.10%) Oracle
3 31 (17.13%) HP
4 24 (13.26%) Sun
5 23 (12.71%) NetApp
5 23 (12.71%) Splunk
6 20 (11.05%) EMC
7 14 (7.73%) Brocade
8 12 (6.63%) IBM
9 9 (4.97%) VMware
10 8 (4.42%) Cisco
11 7 (3.87%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.87%) Veritas
12 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
13 5 (2.76%) Sophos
14 4 (2.21%) AppDynamics
15 3 (1.66%) Atlassian
15 3 (1.66%) BMC
15 3 (1.66%) Dynatrace
15 3 (1.66%) Juniper