Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 962 856 862
Rank change year-on-year -106 +6 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 237 365 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 196 312 397
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,125 £33,293 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -87 214 £55,000 - 12
UK excluding London -26 131 £47,000 +4.44% 8
London -60 101 £65,000 +13.04% 5
South East +33 69 £55,000 - 3
North of England -16 23 £46,250 +32.14% 2
North West -5 15 £47,500 +33.80% 1
Midlands +17 10 £45,000 +21.62% 1
Wales +23 8 £55,000 +46.67% 1
West Midlands +23 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +12 8 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Scotland -14 5 £44,425 -11.15%
Northern Ireland -22 5 £40,000 -15.79%
Yorkshire +15 4 £45,750 +30.71% 1
North East +2 4 £37,500 +20.97%
South West +25 3 £36,063 -9.84%
East Midlands +12 2 £39,250 +6.08%

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Unix
2 201 (84.81%) Linux
3 102 (43.04%) Red Hat
4 85 (35.86%) Solaris
5 73 (30.80%) Finance
6 69 (29.11%) Python
7 56 (23.63%) Windows
8 55 (23.21%) DevOps
9 53 (22.36%) Perl
10 49 (20.68%) Shell Script
11 48 (20.25%) AIX
12 47 (19.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 46 (19.41%) Oracle
14 43 (18.14%) Bash Shell
15 42 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
16 39 (16.46%) Puppet
16 39 (16.46%) LDAP
17 37 (15.61%) TCP/IP
18 35 (14.77%) HP
19 33 (13.92%) SAN
19 33 (13.92%) PowerShell
20 32 (13.50%) Java
21 29 (12.24%) Banking
21 29 (12.24%) Open Source
22 27 (11.39%) SSH
23 26 (10.97%) Sun
23 26 (10.97%) Git (software)
24 25 (10.55%) Ruby
25 23 (9.70%) Software Engineering
25 23 (9.70%) NetApp

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 22 (9.28%) Apache
2 20 (8.44%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.49%) JBoss
4 8 (3.38%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.11%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.69%) SAS
6 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.27%) Confluence
7 3 (1.27%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.84%) IIS
8 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.84%) nginx
8 2 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.11%) GitHub
3 4 (1.69%) npm
3 4 (1.69%) SaaS
4 3 (1.27%) IaaS
4 3 (1.27%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.84%) G Suite
5 2 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.46%) LDAP
2 37 (15.61%) TCP/IP
3 33 (13.92%) SAN
4 27 (11.39%) SSH
5 20 (8.44%) Kerberos
6 19 (8.02%) DNS
7 16 (6.75%) Firewall
8 11 (4.64%) DHCP
8 11 (4.64%) HTTP
9 8 (3.38%) SMTP
9 8 (3.38%) SNMP
10 7 (2.95%) FTP
10 7 (2.95%) SSL
10 7 (2.95%) tcpdump
10 7 (2.95%) VLAN
11 5 (2.11%) BGP
11 5 (2.11%) DWDM
11 5 (2.11%) NAS
11 5 (2.11%) Network Security
11 5 (2.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.28%) Big Data
2 20 (8.44%) MySQL
3 17 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.64%) DB2
6 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.42%) Redis
10 1 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.64%) JIRA
3 11 (4.64%) Subversion
4 8 (3.38%) Maven
5 7 (2.95%) Selenium
6 6 (2.53%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.11%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.69%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.69%) Liquibase
9 3 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.27%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.27%) GitLab
9 3 (1.27%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.42%) JUnit
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 73 (30.80%) Finance
2 29 (12.24%) Banking
3 9 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.27%) Automotive
5 3 (1.27%) Hindi Language
5 3 (1.27%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.44%) Middleware
2 13 (5.49%) Web Services
3 9 (3.80%) Django
4 7 (2.95%) .NET
4 7 (2.95%) Regular Expression
4 7 (2.95%) XML
5 5 (2.11%) J2EE
6 4 (1.69%) Node.js
6 4 (1.69%) Spring
6 4 (1.69%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.27%) JSON
8 2 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.84%) Kafka
8 2 (0.84%) SAML
8 2 (0.84%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.42%) HTML
9 1 (0.42%) JMS
9 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.42%) RESTful
9 1 (0.42%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.49%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.06%) Clustering
3 12 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.64%) Fintech
5 8 (3.38%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.38%) PKI
6 7 (2.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.11%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.69%) Derivative
10 3 (1.27%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) CMDB
11 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Unix
2 201 (84.81%) Linux
3 85 (35.86%) Solaris
4 56 (23.63%) Windows
5 48 (20.25%) AIX
6 47 (19.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (7.59%) HPUX
8 15 (6.33%) CentOS
9 8 (3.38%) Debian
10 7 (2.95%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.95%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.27%) SUSE
12 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.27%) VMS
13 2 (0.84%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.21%) DevOps
2 29 (12.24%) Open Source
3 23 (9.70%) Software Engineering
4 20 (8.44%) Configuration Management
4 20 (8.44%) ITIL
5 18 (7.59%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.75%) Analytics
6 16 (6.75%) Change Management
7 13 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (5.49%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.06%) Capacity Management
9 11 (4.64%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (4.64%) Patch Management
10 10 (4.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (4.22%) High Availability
11 9 (3.80%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.38%) Disruptive Innovation
12 8 (3.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (29.11%) Python
2 53 (22.36%) Perl
3 49 (20.68%) Shell Script
4 43 (18.14%) Bash Shell
5 33 (13.92%) PowerShell
6 32 (13.50%) Java
7 25 (10.55%) Ruby
8 23 (9.70%) SQL
9 18 (7.59%) C++
10 15 (6.33%) C
11 13 (5.49%) JavaScript
12 12 (5.06%) Korn
13 6 (2.53%) Bourne shell
13 6 (2.53%) C-shell
13 6 (2.53%) Scala
14 4 (1.69%) C#
14 4 (1.69%) Go
14 4 (1.69%) PHP
14 4 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.42%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.70%) Degree
2 10 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.27%) ISEB
4 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.84%) CCNP
5 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.84%) RHCE
6 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.80%) QA
2 5 (2.11%) SLA
3 4 (1.69%) SAS 70
4 1 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.91%) Docker
3 13 (5.49%) Samba
4 11 (4.64%) iptables
5 9 (3.80%) Firmware
6 7 (2.95%) NFS
6 7 (2.95%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.69%) Cronacle
8 4 (1.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 4 (1.69%) KVM
8 4 (1.69%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.27%) Ceph
9 3 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.84%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.42%) LXC
11 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (16.46%) Puppet
2 21 (8.86%) Nagios
3 18 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (7.17%) Ansible
5 14 (5.91%) Oracle ZFS
6 12 (5.06%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (4.64%) Cacti
8 8 (3.38%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.11%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.11%) Terraform
10 4 (1.69%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.69%) CFEngine
10 4 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (1.27%) OpenView
11 3 (1.27%) Rsyslog
11 3 (1.27%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.84%) Salt
13 1 (0.42%) collectd
Vendors
1 102 (43.04%) Red Hat
2 46 (19.41%) Oracle
3 35 (14.77%) HP
4 26 (10.97%) Sun
5 23 (9.70%) NetApp
5 23 (9.70%) Splunk
6 21 (8.86%) VMware
7 20 (8.44%) IBM
8 17 (7.17%) Cisco
8 17 (7.17%) EMC
9 14 (5.91%) Microsoft
10 13 (5.49%) Dell
11 11 (4.64%) Brocade
11 11 (4.64%) Veritas
12 7 (2.95%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.53%) BMC
13 6 (2.53%) F5
13 6 (2.53%) Juniper
14 5 (2.11%) Sophos
15 4 (1.69%) Nortel