Period
to 24 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 901 876 849
Rank change year-on-year -25 -27 -96
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 278 377 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 245 341 406
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £34,750 £36,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% +6.67%

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 168479 189451 208891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135572 159352 172128
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Top 15 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 24 August 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 -37 250 £52,500 - 15
UK excluding London -31 147 £47,000 +4.44% 13
London -11 116 £65,000 - 2
South East +85 71 £50,000 - 6
North of England -30 24 £47,500 +26.67% 3
North West -35 16 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Midlands +23 15 £45,000 +20.00%
East of England -16 14 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Wales +14 12 £36,660 -2.24% 1
West Midlands +38 11 £45,000 +5.88%
South West +14 9 £36,063 -9.84% 2
Yorkshire +12 7 £41,250 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -2 4 £41,250 +11.49%
Scotland -8 2 - -
North East +8 1 - -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 278 (100.00%) Unix
2 218 (78.42%) Linux
3 132 (47.48%) Red Hat
4 101 (36.33%) Solaris
5 95 (34.17%) Python
6 90 (32.37%) Finance
7 86 (30.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (25.54%) Puppet
9 68 (24.46%) Windows
10 63 (22.66%) Perl
11 56 (20.14%) VMware
12 55 (19.78%) AIX
13 53 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
14 52 (18.71%) DevOps
15 50 (17.99%) Oracle
16 48 (17.27%) Banking
17 47 (16.91%) Shell Script
18 45 (16.19%) Configuration Management
19 43 (15.47%) Bash Shell
20 40 (14.39%) IBM
21 39 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (13.67%) TCP/IP
22 38 (13.67%) Ruby
23 37 (13.31%) Ansible
24 36 (12.95%) Opscode Chef
24 36 (12.95%) PowerShell
25 34 (12.23%) Java
26 33 (11.87%) Jenkins
27 32 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
28 31 (11.15%) ITIL

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 16 (5.76%) Apache
1 16 (5.76%) JBoss
1 16 (5.76%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.24%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.24%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.52%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (1.44%) Confluence
5 4 (1.44%) SAS
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.72%) CICS
6 2 (0.72%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.72%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.96%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.08%) IaaS
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 2 (0.72%) G Suite
5 2 (0.72%) Office 365
5 2 (0.72%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.67%) TCP/IP
2 29 (10.43%) SAN
3 26 (9.35%) DNS
3 26 (9.35%) LDAP
4 18 (6.47%) Firewall
5 17 (6.12%) NAS
6 16 (5.76%) DHCP
6 16 (5.76%) Internet
7 12 (4.32%) tcpdump
8 10 (3.60%) SSH
9 9 (3.24%) HTTP
9 9 (3.24%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.88%) BGP
10 8 (2.88%) Multicast
10 8 (2.88%) Network Security
10 8 (2.88%) OSPF
10 8 (2.88%) SNMP
10 8 (2.88%) VLAN
10 8 (2.88%) VoIP
11 6 (2.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.40%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.68%) MySQL
3 11 (3.96%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.88%) DB2
5 8 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.80%) Big Data
8 4 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.72%) Adabas
10 2 (0.72%) Redis
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.36%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.36%) OLTP
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (11.87%) Jenkins
2 21 (7.55%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.40%) Subversion
4 14 (5.04%) Selenium
5 10 (3.60%) JIRA
6 8 (2.88%) InstallShield
7 6 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.80%) GoCD
9 3 (1.08%) Ant
9 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.36%) JUnit
10 1 (0.36%) Maven
10 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 90 (32.37%) Finance
2 48 (17.27%) Banking
3 19 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.40%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.88%) Aerospace
5 8 (2.88%) Automotive
5 8 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.08%) Hindi Language
6 3 (1.08%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.72%) Front Office
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.76%) XML
2 14 (5.04%) Middleware
3 13 (4.68%) Regular Expression
4 11 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (3.96%) Web Services
5 7 (2.52%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (2.16%) JSON
6 6 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.44%) J2EE
7 4 (1.44%) REST
8 3 (1.08%) .NET
8 3 (1.08%) SOAP
9 2 (0.72%) CSS
9 2 (0.72%) HTML
9 2 (0.72%) JMS
9 2 (0.72%) Kafka
9 2 (0.72%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.36%) Django
10 1 (0.36%) jQuery
10 1 (0.36%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.40%) Clustering
3 11 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.60%) PKI
5 9 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.88%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.80%) Fintech
10 4 (1.44%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.08%) Derivative
11 3 (1.08%) Digital Currency
11 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.08%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.08%) Replication
12 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 278 (100.00%) Unix
2 218 (78.42%) Linux
3 101 (36.33%) Solaris
4 86 (30.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (24.46%) Windows
6 55 (19.78%) AIX
7 22 (7.91%) CentOS
8 17 (6.12%) HPUX
9 15 (5.40%) Windows Server
10 14 (5.04%) Ubuntu
11 8 (2.88%) Debian
11 8 (2.88%) VMS
12 7 (2.52%) FreeBSD
13 4 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.72%) zOS
15 1 (0.36%) Android
15 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.71%) DevOps
2 45 (16.19%) Configuration Management
3 31 (11.15%) ITIL
4 26 (9.35%) Open Source
5 25 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (8.63%) Change Management
6 24 (8.63%) Project Management
7 17 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (6.12%) High Availability
8 15 (5.40%) SDLC
8 15 (5.40%) Software Engineering
8 15 (5.40%) Time Management
9 14 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (5.04%) Release Management
9 14 (5.04%) Test Automation
10 13 (4.68%) Service Delivery
10 13 (4.68%) Waterfall
11 12 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (4.32%) Incident Management
11 12 (4.32%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.17%) Python
2 63 (22.66%) Perl
3 47 (16.91%) Shell Script
4 43 (15.47%) Bash Shell
5 38 (13.67%) Ruby
6 36 (12.95%) PowerShell
7 34 (12.23%) Java
8 27 (9.71%) C
9 23 (8.27%) C++
10 20 (7.19%) SQL
11 10 (3.60%) Korn
12 9 (3.24%) Bourne shell
13 8 (2.88%) JavaScript
14 6 (2.16%) AWK
14 6 (2.16%) C-shell
14 6 (2.16%) sed
15 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.08%) C#
16 3 (1.08%) Go
17 2 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (9.71%) Degree
2 17 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.60%) DV Cleared
3 10 (3.60%) RHCE
4 9 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.88%) ISEB
5 8 (2.88%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.80%) CCNA
6 5 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.40%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) SAS 70
3 3 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.83%) Virtual Servers
3 16 (5.76%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.96%) Docker
4 11 (3.96%) PowerHA
5 10 (3.60%) Firmware
5 10 (3.60%) NFS
6 8 (2.88%) Ceph
6 8 (2.88%) Cronacle
6 8 (2.88%) KVM
7 7 (2.52%) Veritas File System
8 6 (2.16%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 5 (1.80%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.80%) vSphere
10 4 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.36%) GPFS
12 1 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 71 (25.54%) Puppet
2 37 (13.31%) Ansible
3 36 (12.95%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.76%) Nagios
4 16 (5.76%) NetBackup
5 15 (5.40%) CFEngine
6 10 (3.60%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.88%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (2.88%) Rsyslog
8 7 (2.52%) Control-M
8 7 (2.52%) OpenView
9 6 (2.16%) Grafana
9 6 (2.16%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.80%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (1.44%) Terraform
11 4 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.08%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.72%) Salt
14 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
14 1 (0.36%) SELinux
Vendors
1 132 (47.48%) Red Hat
2 56 (20.14%) VMware
3 50 (17.99%) Oracle
4 40 (14.39%) IBM
5 24 (8.63%) Veritas
6 22 (7.91%) HP
7 20 (7.19%) Dell
8 19 (6.83%) Sun
9 17 (6.12%) Cisco
9 17 (6.12%) Microsoft
10 16 (5.76%) NetApp
11 14 (5.04%) Splunk
12 10 (3.60%) Citrix
13 9 (3.24%) BMC
14 7 (2.52%) Trend Micro
15 6 (2.16%) Ab Initio
15 6 (2.16%) Remedy
16 5 (1.80%) Temenos
16 5 (1.80%) XebiaLabs
17 4 (1.44%) Nortel