Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 953 874 873
Rank change year-on-year -79 -1 -126
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 232 380 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 197 338 389
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -94 209 £53,750 +2.38% 10
UK excluding London -38 132 £45,000 - 4
London -59 92 £65,000 +8.33% 6
South East +23 64 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North of England -5 21 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North West -8 15 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Midlands +18 13 £45,000 +20.81%
East of England -2 12 £45,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands +21 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Wales +23 9 £55,000 +46.67%
South West +10 7 £36,063 -9.84%
Northern Ireland -21 5 £40,000 -15.79%
North East +11 4 £37,500 +20.97%
East Midlands +22 3 £41,000 +10.81%
Yorkshire +5 2 £32,750 -6.43%
Scotland -29 1 £40,000 -20.00%

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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.

1 232 (100.00%) Unix
2 192 (82.76%) Linux
3 98 (42.24%) Red Hat
4 81 (34.91%) Solaris
5 73 (31.47%) Python
6 69 (29.74%) Finance
7 56 (24.14%) Perl
8 53 (22.84%) Windows
9 50 (21.55%) AIX
9 50 (21.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (21.55%) DevOps
10 43 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
11 41 (17.67%) Oracle
12 40 (17.24%) Bash Shell
13 39 (16.81%) Puppet
13 39 (16.81%) Shell Script
14 33 (14.22%) TCP/IP
15 32 (13.79%) VMware
16 31 (13.36%) LDAP
17 30 (12.93%) IBM
18 28 (12.07%) HP
18 28 (12.07%) Java
19 27 (11.64%) ITIL
19 27 (11.64%) Open Source
19 27 (11.64%) PowerShell
20 26 (11.21%) Configuration Management
20 26 (11.21%) Ruby
20 26 (11.21%) Banking
21 25 (10.78%) SAN
22 24 (10.34%) 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 (7.33%) Apache
2 13 (5.60%) JBoss
3 11 (4.74%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.88%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.45%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.02%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.59%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.72%) SAS
9 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.29%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.29%) Confluence
10 3 (1.29%) iPlanet
10 3 (1.29%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.86%) IIS
11 2 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.16%) GitHub
3 4 (1.72%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.86%) G Suite
4 2 (0.86%) npm
4 2 (0.86%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.22%) TCP/IP
2 31 (13.36%) LDAP
3 25 (10.78%) SAN
4 21 (9.05%) DNS
5 18 (7.76%) SSH
6 16 (6.90%) DHCP
7 14 (6.03%) Firewall
7 14 (6.03%) HTTP
8 13 (5.60%) Kerberos
9 11 (4.74%) SNMP
10 10 (4.31%) tcpdump
11 9 (3.88%) NAS
11 9 (3.88%) VLAN
12 8 (3.45%) SMTP
13 7 (3.02%) BGP
13 7 (3.02%) Network Security
13 7 (3.02%) OSPF
13 7 (3.02%) SSL
14 6 (2.59%) Multicast
15 5 (2.16%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.33%) Big Data
2 12 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.31%) MySQL
4 8 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.59%) DB2
5 6 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.43%) GIS
9 1 (0.43%) KDB
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.43%) Redis
9 1 (0.43%) SQLite
9 1 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 21 (9.05%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.03%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.03%) Subversion
3 8 (3.45%) JIRA
4 6 (2.59%) Selenium
5 4 (1.72%) InstallShield
5 4 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.29%) Maven
6 3 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.86%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.43%) GitLab
8 1 (0.43%) JUnit
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (29.74%) Finance
2 26 (11.21%) Banking
3 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.72%) Automotive
7 3 (1.29%) Hindi Language
7 3 (1.29%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.90%) Middleware
2 11 (4.74%) Web Services
3 8 (3.45%) XML
4 7 (3.02%) Django
4 7 (3.02%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.16%) J2EE
5 5 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.72%) .NET
7 3 (1.29%) JSON
8 2 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.86%) Kafka
8 2 (0.86%) Node.js
8 2 (0.86%) Spring
8 2 (0.86%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.86%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.43%) JMS
9 1 (0.43%) LAMP
9 1 (0.43%) SAML
9 1 (0.43%) XSD
9 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.74%) Fintech
5 10 (4.31%) Clustering
5 10 (4.31%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (3.88%) PKI
7 7 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (3.02%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.29%) Derivative
10 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.29%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.29%) Replication
11 2 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.86%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 232 (100.00%) Unix
2 192 (82.76%) Linux
3 81 (34.91%) Solaris
4 53 (22.84%) Windows
5 50 (21.55%) AIX
5 50 (21.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (6.90%) CentOS
6 16 (6.90%) HPUX
7 11 (4.74%) Debian
8 8 (3.45%) Windows Server
9 6 (2.59%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.59%) VMS
10 5 (2.16%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.55%) DevOps
2 27 (11.64%) ITIL
2 27 (11.64%) Open Source
3 26 (11.21%) Configuration Management
4 21 (9.05%) Software Engineering
5 20 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.19%) Change Management
7 13 (5.60%) Analytics
7 13 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (5.17%) Test Automation
9 11 (4.74%) High Availability
10 10 (4.31%) SDLC
11 9 (3.88%) Project Management
11 9 (3.88%) Regression Testing
11 9 (3.88%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.88%) Time Management
12 8 (3.45%) Task Automation
12 8 (3.45%) Waterfall
13 7 (3.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (2.59%) Disruptive Innovation
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.47%) Python
2 56 (24.14%) Perl
3 40 (17.24%) Bash Shell
4 39 (16.81%) Shell Script
5 28 (12.07%) Java
6 27 (11.64%) PowerShell
7 26 (11.21%) Ruby
8 24 (10.34%) C++
9 21 (9.05%) SQL
10 17 (7.33%) C
11 11 (4.74%) Korn
12 9 (3.88%) JavaScript
13 8 (3.45%) C-shell
14 7 (3.02%) Bourne shell
15 6 (2.59%) Scala
16 5 (2.16%) AWK
16 5 (2.16%) sed
17 4 (1.72%) Go
17 4 (1.72%) PHP
17 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (10.34%) Degree
2 10 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.02%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.72%) ISEB
5 4 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.29%) CCNA
6 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.29%) RHCE
7 1 (0.43%) CCNP
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.88%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) SAS 70
2 4 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.17%) Docker
4 9 (3.88%) Firmware
4 9 (3.88%) NFS
4 9 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (2.59%) Ceph
5 6 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.16%) KVM
6 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 4 (1.72%) Cronacle
7 4 (1.72%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.29%) PowerHA
8 3 (1.29%) Samba
8 3 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.29%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.29%) vSphere
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 39 (16.81%) Puppet
2 17 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.60%) Ansible
4 10 (4.31%) Nagios
5 9 (3.88%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.02%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (2.59%) Rsyslog
7 6 (2.59%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.16%) CFEngine
8 5 (2.16%) OpenView
9 4 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (1.72%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.29%) Control-M
10 3 (1.29%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.86%) Salt
11 2 (0.86%) Terraform
12 1 (0.43%) collectd
12 1 (0.43%) PowerBroker
12 1 (0.43%) rkt
Vendors
1 98 (42.24%) Red Hat
2 41 (17.67%) Oracle
3 32 (13.79%) VMware
4 30 (12.93%) IBM
5 28 (12.07%) HP
6 19 (8.19%) Cisco
7 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
7 18 (7.76%) Splunk
8 15 (6.47%) Sun
9 13 (5.60%) Dell
9 13 (5.60%) NetApp
10 12 (5.17%) Veritas
11 7 (3.02%) EMC
12 6 (2.59%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.59%) Citrix
12 6 (2.59%) F5
13 5 (2.16%) Ab Initio
13 5 (2.16%) BMC
13 5 (2.16%) Juniper
13 5 (2.16%) Sophos