Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Unix Specialist
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1160 1164 1238
Rank change year-on-year +4 +74 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 29 55 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.029% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.030% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 25 35 27
UK median annual salary £52,500 £41,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.05% -31.67% +39.53%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £81,500 £61,400 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £41,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.22% -8.89% +4.65%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Specialist over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +24 29 £52,500 +28.05% 5
London +4 15 £80,000 +83.91% 4
UK excluding London 0 14 £41,500 +1.22% 1
Midlands +19 7 £39,000 -17.02%
West Midlands +14 7 £39,000 -17.02%
North West -8 3 £52,500 +16.67%
North of England -10 3 £52,500 +31.25% 1
South West - 2 £45,000 -
South East +25 1 £32,500 -20.73%
East of England +2 1 £50,000 -16.67%

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Unix Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (68.97%) Linux
3 15 (51.72%) Finance
4 14 (48.28%) SQL
5 11 (37.93%) Solaris
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
7 8 (27.59%) Python
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
9 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (20.69%) AIX
9 6 (20.69%) Web Services
9 6 (20.69%) SLA
9 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
10 5 (17.24%) Middleware
10 5 (17.24%) Perl
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
10 5 (17.24%) Task Automation
10 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
11 4 (13.79%) Ruby
11 4 (13.79%) Release Management
11 4 (13.79%) Runbook
11 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (13.79%) DevOps
11 4 (13.79%) Opsview
11 4 (13.79%) Graphite
11 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (13.79%) J2EE

Unix Specialist 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 3 (10.34%) Apache
1 3 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) Liferay
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.45%) KDB
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Front Office
2 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
3 5 (17.24%) Middleware
4 4 (13.79%) J2EE
5 3 (10.34%) LAMP
6 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.45%) Java EE
6 1 (3.45%) JMS
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (3.45%) REST
6 1 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.45%) Spring
6 1 (3.45%) Struts
6 1 (3.45%) XML
6 1 (3.45%) XSL
6 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.34%) Equities
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (68.97%) Linux
3 11 (37.93%) Solaris
4 6 (20.69%) AIX
5 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (17.24%) Task Automation
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps
3 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
3 4 (13.79%) Release Management
3 4 (13.79%) Runbook
3 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.34%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.34%) Information Security
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Python
3 7 (24.14%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Ruby
6 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Graphite
1 4 (13.79%) Opsview
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Netcool
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Terraform
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) FIS
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Murex
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Sun
4 1 (3.45%) Sybase