Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Unix Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1015 914 889
Rank change year-on-year -101 -25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 174 290 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 139 260 362
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,700 £33,000 £35,125
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 166,603 170,818 195,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.18% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,776 139,014 164,319
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -84 151 £50,000 -4.76% 21
London -39 88 £67,500 +3.85% 12
UK excluding London -65 85 £40,000 -11.11% 9
South East -53 28 £45,250 +3.43%
Scotland -6 19 £45,000 -
North of England +7 17 £40,000 -15.79% 5
East of England +13 13 £27,500 -45.00% 3
Yorkshire +33 9 £40,000 -3.03% 2
North West -6 6 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Midlands +3 3 £36,500 -18.89% 1
Wales +2 2 - -
East Midlands +1 2 £34,500 -16.36%
South West -15 2 £30,000 -16.81%
North East -18 2 £36,750 - 2
West Midlands +17 1 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, Unix Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 174 (100.00%) Unix
2 152 (87.36%) Linux
3 53 (30.46%) Python
4 44 (25.29%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (23.56%) DevOps
6 39 (22.41%) Oracle
7 38 (21.84%) Finance
8 36 (20.69%) Bash Shell
9 35 (20.11%) SQL
9 35 (20.11%) TCP/IP
9 35 (20.11%) Degree
10 33 (18.97%) Puppet
11 32 (18.39%) Solaris
11 32 (18.39%) Red Hat
12 31 (17.82%) Ansible
13 29 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (15.52%) VMware
14 27 (15.52%) Java
15 26 (14.94%) Windows
15 26 (14.94%) AIX
16 25 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (14.37%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (13.79%) Computer Science
17 24 (13.79%) Ruby
17 24 (13.79%) Perl
17 24 (13.79%) Shell Script
18 23 (13.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (12.64%) HPUX
20 21 (12.07%) C++

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 17 (9.77%) Apache
2 16 (9.20%) JBoss
2 16 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.90%) iPlanet
3 12 (6.90%) Oracle Application Server
3 12 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.32%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.72%) CMS
5 3 (1.72%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.72%) nginx
5 3 (1.72%) WordPress
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.34%) SaaS
3 15 (8.62%) PaaS
4 14 (8.05%) IaaS
5 13 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (6.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (5.75%) Amazon S3
8 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (3.45%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (2.30%) Route 53
11 3 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.72%) CloudFront
12 2 (1.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.11%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.77%) Firewall
3 15 (8.62%) LAN
4 11 (6.32%) Internet
5 8 (4.60%) SAN
6 7 (4.02%) WAN
7 6 (3.45%) SSL
8 5 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.87%) DNS
9 4 (2.30%) BGP
9 4 (2.30%) Network Security
9 4 (2.30%) OSPF
9 4 (2.30%) SSH
10 3 (1.72%) HTTP
10 3 (1.72%) IPsec
10 3 (1.72%) NAS
10 3 (1.72%) OpenVPN
10 3 (1.72%) SNMP
10 3 (1.72%) VLAN
11 2 (1.15%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
1 9 (5.17%) Hadoop
2 7 (4.02%) MySQL
3 5 (2.87%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.87%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.30%) Big Data
4 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.15%) DB2
6 2 (1.15%) Ingres
6 2 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.57%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (11.49%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.20%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.32%) GitLab
3 11 (6.32%) Subversion
4 5 (2.87%) JIRA
5 3 (1.72%) PEAR
6 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.57%) Capybara
7 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.57%) RSpec
7 1 (0.57%) Selenium
7 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (21.84%) Finance
2 15 (8.62%) Retail
3 8 (4.60%) Games
4 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.45%) Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.30%) Publishing
7 3 (1.72%) French Language
7 3 (1.72%) German Language
7 3 (1.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.90%) J2EE
2 11 (6.32%) Django
3 9 (5.17%) LDAP
4 8 (4.60%) Web Services
5 4 (2.30%) Jinja
5 4 (2.30%) XML
6 3 (1.72%) SAML
6 3 (1.72%) Velocity
7 2 (1.15%) LAMP
7 2 (1.15%) Middleware
8 1 (0.57%) Anaconda
8 1 (0.57%) CSS
8 1 (0.57%) HTML
8 1 (0.57%) JMS
8 1 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.34%) Clustering
3 14 (8.05%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.15%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.57%) CMDB
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.57%) Fintech
9 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.57%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Unix
2 152 (87.36%) Linux
3 32 (18.39%) Solaris
4 26 (14.94%) AIX
4 26 (14.94%) Windows
5 23 (13.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (12.64%) HPUX
7 11 (6.32%) Nucleus RTOS
8 5 (2.87%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.30%) DC/OS
9 4 (2.30%) Debian
9 4 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.72%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.72%) SUSE
10 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.57%) CentOS
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.29%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (23.56%) DevOps
3 29 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.49%) Mentoring
5 19 (10.92%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (10.92%) High Availability
5 19 (10.92%) Software Engineering
6 18 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 17 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (9.77%) Test Automation
8 16 (9.20%) Migration
9 14 (8.05%) Mathematics
10 13 (7.47%) ITSM
10 13 (7.47%) Service Management
11 12 (6.90%) Converged Infrastructure
11 12 (6.90%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.90%) Runbook
11 12 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
11 12 (6.90%) TOGAF
11 12 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.46%) Python
2 36 (20.69%) Bash Shell
3 35 (20.11%) SQL
4 27 (15.52%) Java
5 24 (13.79%) Perl
5 24 (13.79%) Ruby
5 24 (13.79%) Shell Script
6 21 (12.07%) C++
7 19 (10.92%) C
8 16 (9.20%) PowerShell
9 11 (6.32%) C#
10 8 (4.60%) Groovy
11 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.30%) Korn
13 2 (1.15%) Go
13 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.57%) AWK
14 1 (0.57%) Java 8
14 1 (0.57%) sed
14 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (20.11%) Degree
2 20 (11.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.15%) CCNP
3 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.15%) RHCE
4 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.47%) QA
2 8 (4.60%) SLA
3 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (11.49%) Docker
3 14 (8.05%) KVM
4 13 (7.47%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (2.87%) Firmware
7 4 (2.30%) Ceph
8 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.57%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.57%) NFS
9 1 (0.57%) Postfix
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (18.97%) Puppet
2 31 (17.82%) Ansible
3 25 (14.37%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (9.20%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.87%) SCOM
6 4 (2.30%) Mesos
6 4 (2.30%) Rancher
6 4 (2.30%) Terraform
7 3 (1.72%) Nagios
8 2 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.15%) OpenView
8 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.15%) WMI
9 1 (0.57%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.57%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 39 (22.41%) Oracle
2 32 (18.39%) Red Hat
3 27 (15.52%) VMware
4 15 (8.62%) Sun
5 13 (7.47%) Cisco
6 12 (6.90%) Cognizant
6 12 (6.90%) PlateSpin
6 12 (6.90%) Veritas
7 9 (5.17%) IBM
7 9 (5.17%) NetApp
8 7 (4.02%) EMC
8 7 (4.02%) HP
8 7 (4.02%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.87%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.30%) Capita
10 4 (2.30%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.72%) Juniper
11 3 (1.72%) McAfee
11 3 (1.72%) New Relic
11 3 (1.72%) SolarWinds