The median annual salary for a Unix Specialist was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 875 933
Rank change year-on-year +19 +58  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 14 38 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.039% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.040% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 8 35 31
Median salary £51,250 £40,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.54% -22.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £56,600 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.28% -10.00%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Top 13 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 23 June 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 +33 14 £51,250 +26.54% 1
London +20 8 £57,500 -24.83%
South East +41 3 £70,000 +71.77%
South West - 2 £45,000 -
Poole - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey - 2 £70,000 -
Dorset - 2 £45,000 -
Berkshire +29 1 - -
Reading +25 1 - -
Bedfordshire +21 1 £50,000 +5.26%
East of England -2 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Redhill - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £50,000 -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 43 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (88.37%) Linux
3 21 (48.84%) Oracle
4 20 (46.51%) Red Hat
5 19 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (41.86%) SQL
7 14 (32.56%) Python
7 14 (32.56%) Solaris
8 12 (27.91%) ITIL
8 12 (27.91%) Perl
9 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
9 11 (25.58%) SUSE
9 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database
10 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
10 9 (20.93%) VMware
10 9 (20.93%) Incident Management
10 9 (20.93%) EMC
11 8 (18.60%) CommVault
11 8 (18.60%) AIX
11 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.28%) Migration
12 7 (16.28%) Ruby
13 6 (13.95%) Ubuntu
13 6 (13.95%) Debian
13 6 (13.95%) Quality Management
13 6 (13.95%) HPUX
13 6 (13.95%) Windows
13 6 (13.95%) Java
13 6 (13.95%) Project Management

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 5 (11.63%) Alfresco
1 5 (11.63%) Apache
1 5 (11.63%) IIS
1 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
1 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.30%) MQSeries
3 3 (6.98%) Liferay
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) G Suite
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle Database
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (11.63%) MySQL
4 4 (9.30%) DB2
5 3 (6.98%) Informix
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (9.30%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (9.30%) J2EE
2 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 4 (9.30%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) POSIX
3 3 (6.98%) YAML
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.33%) Java EE
4 1 (2.33%) LAMP
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) Struts
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) XSL
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) EMC VNX
2 4 (9.30%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.98%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.33%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (88.37%) Linux
3 19 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (32.56%) Solaris
5 11 (25.58%) SUSE
6 8 (18.60%) AIX
7 6 (13.95%) CentOS
7 6 (13.95%) Debian
7 6 (13.95%) HPUX
7 6 (13.95%) Ubuntu
7 6 (13.95%) Windows
8 5 (11.63%) Mac OS X
8 5 (11.63%) NetWare
9 1 (2.33%) Fedora
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Incident Management
2 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Change Control
4 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
4 6 (13.95%) Quality Management
5 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.63%) Document Management
5 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.63%) SDLC
5 5 (11.63%) Service Management
5 5 (11.63%) Strategic Planning
5 5 (11.63%) Task Automation
5 5 (11.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) Python
3 12 (27.91%) Perl
4 7 (16.28%) Ruby
5 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
5 6 (13.95%) Java
6 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
7 4 (9.30%) AWK
7 4 (9.30%) Korn
7 4 (9.30%) PHP
7 4 (9.30%) sed
8 2 (4.65%) C++
9 1 (2.33%) C
9 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (11.63%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (11.63%) vSphere
3 5 (11.63%) XenApp
4 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.33%) NFS
5 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.33%) SRDF
5 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) EMC VPLEX
1 5 (11.63%) Nagios
1 5 (11.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
1 5 (11.63%) Simpana
2 4 (9.30%) Ansible
2 4 (9.30%) Graphite
2 4 (9.30%) Opsview
2 4 (9.30%) Puppet
2 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Oracle
2 20 (46.51%) Red Hat
3 9 (20.93%) EMC
3 9 (20.93%) VMware
4 8 (18.60%) CommVault
5 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 5 (11.63%) Google
5 5 (11.63%) IBM
5 5 (11.63%) Novell
6 4 (9.30%) HP
6 4 (9.30%) NetApp
6 4 (9.30%) Sun
6 4 (9.30%) Veritas
7 3 (6.98%) arcserve
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.98%) Sybase
7 3 (6.98%) Veeam
8 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.33%) Isilon
8 1 (2.33%) Splunk