The median annual salary for a Unix Specialist was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Specialist
UK
Rank 831 931 910
Rank change year-on-year +100 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 29 25 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.024% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.025% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 49
Median salary £43,000 £46,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.02% -6.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £58,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £39,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year +27.38% -6.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Unix Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Unix Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Top 17 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +108 25 £42,535 -9.01% 3
London +75 8 £42,767 -14.46%
West Midlands +40 8 £35,000 -7.89%
City of London +48 6 £42,767 -14.46%
Solihull - 6 £35,000 -
South East +62 5 £51,250 +9.62% 2
Scotland - 4 £52,500 -
North West - 4 £46,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Reading - 3 £50,000 -
Coventry +13 2 £49,500 +30.26%
Surrey - 2 £75,000 - 1
Redhill - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £46,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £46,000 -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 60 (100.00%) Unix
2 51 (85.00%) Linux
3 35 (58.33%) Red Hat
4 25 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (36.67%) AIX
5 22 (36.67%) Oracle
5 22 (36.67%) ITIL
6 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
6 19 (31.67%) SQL
6 19 (31.67%) Solaris
7 18 (30.00%) SUSE
8 17 (28.33%) VMware
9 16 (26.67%) EMC
9 16 (26.67%) CommVault
10 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (23.33%) Windows
12 13 (21.67%) Apache
12 13 (21.67%) Tomcat
12 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
12 13 (21.67%) Project Management
12 13 (21.67%) Debian
12 13 (21.67%) Quality Management
12 13 (21.67%) Ubuntu
12 13 (21.67%) Oracle Database
13 12 (20.00%) G Suite
13 12 (20.00%) NetScaler
13 12 (20.00%) EMC VNX
13 12 (20.00%) EMC VPLEX
13 12 (20.00%) Simpana
13 12 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (21.67%) Apache
1 13 (21.67%) Tomcat
2 12 (20.00%) Alfresco
2 12 (20.00%) IIS
3 5 (8.33%) MQSeries
3 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) G Suite
2 3 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 7 (11.67%) SAN
3 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 2 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (1.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.67%) Oracle Database
3 12 (20.00%) MySQL
3 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.00%) DB2
4 3 (5.00%) Informix
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (8.33%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.00%) POSIX
3 2 (3.33%) YAML
4 1 (1.67%) LAMP
4 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) EMC VNX
2 7 (11.67%) HACMP
3 5 (8.33%) SWIFT
4 3 (5.00%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.67%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Unix
2 51 (85.00%) Linux
3 25 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (36.67%) AIX
5 19 (31.67%) Solaris
6 18 (30.00%) SUSE
7 14 (23.33%) Windows
8 13 (21.67%) Debian
8 13 (21.67%) Ubuntu
9 12 (20.00%) Mac OS X
9 12 (20.00%) NetWare
10 6 (10.00%) CentOS
10 6 (10.00%) HPUX
11 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
12 1 (1.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) ITIL
2 13 (21.67%) Project Management
2 13 (21.67%) Quality Management
3 12 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 12 (20.00%) Document Management
3 12 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 12 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 11 (18.33%) Change Control
5 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 8 (13.33%) Migration
7 7 (11.67%) Data Migration
7 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.33%) SDLC
8 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 2 (3.33%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) Python
3 6 (10.00%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.67%) Korn
5 3 (5.00%) AWK
5 3 (5.00%) PHP
5 3 (5.00%) Ruby
5 3 (5.00%) sed
6 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 12 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 12 (20.00%) vSphere
3 12 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (3.33%) NFS
4 2 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.67%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.67%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) EMC VPLEX
1 12 (20.00%) Nagios
1 12 (20.00%) NetIQ Identity Manager
1 12 (20.00%) Simpana
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 22 (36.67%) Oracle
3 17 (28.33%) VMware
4 16 (26.67%) CommVault
4 16 (26.67%) EMC
5 12 (20.00%) Citrix
5 12 (20.00%) Google
5 12 (20.00%) Novell
6 5 (8.33%) NetApp
6 5 (8.33%) Sun
6 5 (8.33%) Veritas
7 4 (6.67%) HP
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.00%) arcserve
8 3 (5.00%) Sybase
8 3 (5.00%) Veeam
9 2 (3.33%) IBM
10 1 (1.67%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.67%) Cisco
10 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
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