Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 70 64
Rank change year-on-year -22 -6 -20
Permanent jobs citing Unix 5,305 7,500 8,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 4.18% 4.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.35% 17.08% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,958 5,117 6,493
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +4.95% +1.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,039 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.61% +2.22% +2.27%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 36,961 43,922 45,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.17% 24.48% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29,677 35,535 38,985
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 -19 4,824 £57,500 +4.55% 664
UK excluding London -7 2,771 £49,039 +6.61% 414
London -26 2,448 £66,000 +1.54% 304
South East -11 990 £50,000 +5.26% 114
North of England -43 517 £47,500 +5.56% 99
East of England -6 300 £60,000 +17.07% 46
South West +6 286 £44,500 +4.71% 45
Midlands -11 283 £44,000 -2.22% 56
Scotland +5 275 £45,000 +12.50% 33
North West -55 264 £42,500 -10.53% 52
Yorkshire -3 233 £50,000 +17.65% 41
West Midlands -3 169 £44,000 -2.22% 30
East Midlands -9 113 £38,500 -14.44% 26
Wales +11 111 £36,000 -15.29% 17
Northern Ireland -21 24 £65,000 +62.50% 4
North East -13 20 £47,500 +14.46% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Unix.

1 3,400 (64.09%) Linux
2 1,968 (37.10%) SQL
3 1,739 (32.78%) Windows
4 1,703 (32.10%) Java
5 1,576 (29.71%) Finance
6 1,455 (27.43%) Python
7 1,414 (26.65%) Oracle
8 1,381 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
9 975 (18.38%) DevOps
10 951 (17.93%) Amazon AWS
11 801 (15.10%) Problem-Solving
12 781 (14.72%) Shell Script
13 751 (14.16%) Degree
14 742 (13.99%) Git (software)
15 700 (13.20%) Puppet
16 680 (12.82%) SQL Server
17 672 (12.67%) JavaScript
18 658 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
19 657 (12.38%) Bash Shell
20 617 (11.63%) Microsoft
21 612 (11.54%) Banking
22 577 (10.88%) Perl
23 575 (10.84%) Ansible
24 572 (10.78%) ITIL
25 559 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
26 553 (10.42%) Jenkins
27 543 (10.24%) Docker
28 536 (10.10%) Relational Database
29 522 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
30 489 (9.22%) VMware

Unix
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
1 274 (5.16%) Apache
2 217 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 191 (3.60%) Apache Spark
4 182 (3.43%) JBoss
5 175 (3.30%) WebLogic
6 165 (3.11%) IIS
7 133 (2.51%) WebSphere
8 119 (2.24%) OpenStack
9 91 (1.72%) Confluence
10 71 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 66 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 54 (1.02%) CMS
13 50 (0.94%) nginx
14 49 (0.92%) GlassFish
15 45 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
15 45 (0.85%) SAS
16 43 (0.81%) SharePoint
17 40 (0.75%) MQSeries
18 33 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
19 27 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 86 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.094%) HipChat
6 4 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.057%) CATIA
7 3 (0.057%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.038%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.019%) InVision
9 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 82 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 45 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
6 15 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.21%) Magento
8 11 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
9 10 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.17%) thinkFolio
11 8 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
12 7 (0.13%) Markit EDM
12 7 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (0.13%) osCommerce
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
13 6 (0.11%) Salerio
13 6 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 951 (17.93%) Amazon AWS
2 559 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (4.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 193 (3.64%) SaaS
5 144 (2.71%) PaaS
6 142 (2.68%) GitHub
7 137 (2.58%) IaaS
8 92 (1.73%) Office 365
9 86 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 82 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
11 69 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 36 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 35 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (0.51%) CloudBees
16 25 (0.47%) Serverless
17 21 (0.40%) CloudFront
17 21 (0.40%) Route 53
18 20 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
18 20 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 372 (7.01%) Firewall
2 327 (6.16%) TCP/IP
3 273 (5.15%) DNS
4 216 (4.07%) Internet
5 145 (2.73%) SAN
6 139 (2.62%) LAN
7 127 (2.39%) WAN
8 118 (2.22%) HTTP
9 105 (1.98%) DHCP
10 102 (1.92%) VPN
11 83 (1.56%) Network Security
12 80 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 74 (1.39%) FIX Connectivity
14 68 (1.28%) SSL
15 60 (1.13%) BGP
16 54 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (0.96%) SMTP
17 51 (0.96%) SNMP
18 49 (0.92%) SSH
19 44 (0.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 536 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 445 (8.39%) MySQL
4 438 (8.26%) Oracle Database
5 343 (6.47%) Big Data
6 264 (4.98%) NoSQL
7 263 (4.96%) RDBMS
8 244 (4.60%) Hadoop
9 241 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
10 215 (4.05%) MongoDB
11 193 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
12 152 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 138 (2.60%) Apache Hive
14 126 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
15 120 (2.26%) DB2
16 101 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
17 100 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
18 99 (1.87%) HBase
19 68 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
20 67 (1.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 742 (13.99%) Git (software)
2 553 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 348 (6.56%) JIRA
4 243 (4.58%) Subversion
5 214 (4.03%) Maven
6 168 (3.17%) Selenium
7 163 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 136 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 125 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 100 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 100 (1.89%) JUnit
11 98 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 90 (1.70%) Gradle
13 85 (1.60%) GoCD
14 75 (1.41%) Eclipse
15 72 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
16 59 (1.11%) Ant
17 58 (1.09%) Bitbucket
18 56 (1.06%) IBM UrbanCode
19 55 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,576 (29.71%) Finance
2 612 (11.54%) Banking
3 246 (4.64%) Front Office
4 228 (4.30%) Investment Banking
5 206 (3.88%) Retail
6 158 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 101 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 94 (1.77%) Back Office
9 84 (1.58%) Law
10 79 (1.49%) Marketing
11 69 (1.30%) Games
12 62 (1.17%) Advertising
12 62 (1.17%) Legal
13 54 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 49 (0.92%) Electronics
15 39 (0.74%) German Language
16 37 (0.70%) Publishing
17 29 (0.55%) Billing
18 26 (0.49%) Aerospace
19 25 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,193 (22.49%) Developer
2 715 (13.48%) Analyst
3 433 (8.16%) Applications Support
4 404 (7.62%) Java Developer
5 389 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 379 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 355 (6.69%) Administrator
8 317 (5.98%) Linux Engineer
9 267 (5.03%) Support Engineer
10 253 (4.77%) Consultant
11 252 (4.75%) Senior Developer
12 243 (4.58%) Architect
13 231 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
14 188 (3.54%) Software Engineer
15 184 (3.47%) Unix Engineer
16 178 (3.36%) DBA
16 178 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
17 158 (2.98%) Linux Administrator
18 152 (2.87%) Unix Support
19 142 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (8.09%) Web Services
2 415 (7.82%) HTML
3 325 (6.13%) XML
4 281 (5.30%) CSS
5 261 (4.92%) Spring
6 258 (4.86%) .NET
7 249 (4.69%) FIX Protocol
8 203 (3.83%) Middleware
9 191 (3.60%) J2EE
10 189 (3.56%) REST
11 179 (3.37%) Kafka
12 176 (3.32%) AngularJS
13 167 (3.15%) SOAP
14 157 (2.96%) jQuery
15 155 (2.92%) JSON
16 131 (2.47%) React
17 117 (2.21%) LDAP
18 114 (2.15%) Hibernate
19 112 (2.11%) Node.js
20 111 (2.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 522 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 226 (4.26%) Fintech
3 226 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
4 210 (3.96%) Equities
5 188 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 186 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 181 (3.41%) Derivative
8 154 (2.90%) Algorithms
9 151 (2.85%) Fixed Income
9 151 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
10 139 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
11 118 (2.22%) Data Structures
12 114 (2.15%) Public Cloud
13 105 (1.98%) Hedge funds
14 90 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
15 81 (1.53%) Clustering
16 75 (1.41%) Replication
17 71 (1.34%) Virtual Team
18 64 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3,400 (64.09%) Linux
2 1,739 (32.78%) Windows
3 368 (6.94%) Solaris
4 334 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 310 (5.84%) Windows Server
6 236 (4.45%) AIX
7 132 (2.49%) CentOS
8 129 (2.43%) Apple iOS
9 110 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 105 (1.98%) Ubuntu
11 82 (1.55%) HPUX
12 81 (1.53%) Android
13 76 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 74 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 69 (1.30%) SUSE
16 59 (1.11%) Windows 10
17 58 (1.09%) Debian
18 51 (0.96%) Windows 7
19 43 (0.81%) Mac OS X
20 38 (0.72%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,381 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 975 (18.38%) DevOps
3 801 (15.10%) Problem-Solving
4 658 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
5 572 (10.78%) ITIL
6 474 (8.93%) Computer Science
7 460 (8.67%) Software Engineering
8 452 (8.52%) Open Source
9 396 (7.46%) Test Automation
10 374 (7.05%) OO
11 371 (6.99%) Configuration Management
12 368 (6.94%) SDLC
13 317 (5.98%) Mentoring
14 305 (5.75%) Scrum
15 304 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 294 (5.54%) TDD
17 276 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
18 275 (5.18%) Microservices
19 256 (4.83%) Analytics
20 248 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,968 (37.10%) SQL
2 1,703 (32.10%) Java
3 1,455 (27.43%) Python
4 781 (14.72%) Shell Script
5 672 (12.67%) JavaScript
6 657 (12.38%) Bash Shell
7 577 (10.88%) Perl
8 434 (8.18%) C++
9 390 (7.35%) PowerShell
10 388 (7.31%) PL/SQL
11 362 (6.82%) C#
12 355 (6.69%) Ruby
13 290 (5.47%) PHP
14 219 (4.13%) C
15 183 (3.45%) Scala
16 112 (2.11%) Go
17 87 (1.64%) Korn
18 80 (1.51%) Java 8
19 62 (1.17%) R
19 62 (1.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 751 (14.16%) Degree
2 221 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 180 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 145 (2.73%) CISSP
5 109 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 108 (2.04%) GIAC
7 101 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (1.89%) SANS
9 99 (1.87%) CISM
10 82 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 74 (1.39%) RHCE
12 64 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
13 60 (1.13%) CCNP
13 60 (1.13%) CISA
13 60 (1.13%) SSCP
14 54 (1.02%) DV Cleared
15 49 (0.92%) CCIE
15 49 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
15 49 (0.92%) MCSA
16 44 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.03%) QA
2 177 (3.34%) SLA
3 95 (1.79%) GDPR
4 87 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 81 (1.53%) Data Quality
6 51 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 28 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.49%) PMO
9 23 (0.43%) COBIT
10 22 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 18 (0.34%) ISO 22301
12 17 (0.32%) SEPA
13 14 (0.26%) ISO 20022
14 10 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.11%) Solvency II
16 4 (0.075%) PSD2
17 3 (0.057%) BS7799
18 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 2 (0.038%) MiFID
18 2 (0.038%) PMBOK
System Software
1 543 (10.24%) Docker
2 300 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 295 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 92 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
6 78 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 77 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
8 73 (1.38%) HDFS
9 56 (1.06%) vSphere
10 40 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 39 (0.74%) XenApp
12 35 (0.66%) NFS
13 33 (0.62%) Snort
14 25 (0.47%) Apache Flume
15 22 (0.41%) XenServer
16 19 (0.36%) Postfix
17 18 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 18 (0.34%) Ceph
17 18 (0.34%) LXC
18 16 (0.30%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 700 (13.20%) Puppet
2 575 (10.84%) Ansible
3 475 (8.95%) Opscode Chef
4 252 (4.75%) Kubernetes
5 226 (4.26%) Terraform
6 117 (2.21%) Nagios
7 81 (1.53%) Data Guard
8 72 (1.36%) Control-M
9 66 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 62 (1.17%) Oozie
10 62 (1.17%) Rundeck
11 58 (1.09%) Consul
12 53 (1.00%) Salt
12 53 (1.00%) Tivoli
13 50 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
14 49 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
15 46 (0.87%) ZABBIX
16 44 (0.83%) SCCM
17 43 (0.81%) Automic
18 38 (0.72%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,414 (26.65%) Oracle
2 617 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 489 (9.22%) VMware
4 443 (8.35%) Red Hat
5 245 (4.62%) IBM
6 221 (4.17%) Cisco
7 179 (3.37%) Sybase
8 166 (3.13%) Splunk
9 162 (3.05%) Google
10 145 (2.73%) HP
11 137 (2.58%) Citrix
12 124 (2.34%) NetApp
13 120 (2.26%) SAP
14 115 (2.17%) ServiceNow
15 103 (1.94%) Symantec
16 88 (1.66%) Remedy
17 87 (1.64%) EMC
18 81 (1.53%) F5
19 79 (1.49%) Cloudera
20 77 (1.45%) SolarWinds