Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 69 52
Rank change year-on-year -21 -17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Unix 6,200 7,093 10,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.49% 4.14% 5.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.78% 17.12% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4,638 5,466 8,267
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £84,125 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 41,953 41,419 53,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 24.18% 26.05%
Number of salaries quoted 34,247 34,890 45,011
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,141 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.95% +1.47% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
Top 16 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 21 April 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 -23 5,742 £55,000 +6.80% 796
UK excluding London -23 3,309 £45,000 - 500
London -15 2,776 £67,500 +12.50% 363
South East -42 1,069 £45,000 -10.00% 133
North of England -23 696 £45,750 +2.81% 101
East of England -7 495 £55,000 +22.22% 62
North West +11 439 £47,500 +5.56% 36
South West -9 367 £42,000 -1.18% 69
Midlands -36 349 £45,000 +5.88% 68
Scotland 0 263 £44,750 -0.56% 48
Yorkshire -43 230 £43,750 -2.78% 46
West Midlands -51 199 £45,000 - 37
East Midlands +7 150 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Wales -16 52 £39,250 -1.88% 13
Northern Ireland -8 30 £40,000 -17.95% 6
North East -36 28 £32,500 +8.33% 19

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3,976 (64.13%) Linux
2 2,327 (37.53%) SQL
3 2,060 (33.23%) Windows
4 1,978 (31.90%) Java
5 1,880 (30.32%) Finance
6 1,608 (25.94%) Oracle
7 1,587 (25.60%) Python
8 1,552 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
9 1,110 (17.90%) DevOps
10 974 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
11 868 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
12 852 (13.74%) Bash Shell
12 852 (13.74%) JavaScript
13 841 (13.56%) Shell Script
14 816 (13.16%) Banking
14 816 (13.16%) Degree
15 801 (12.92%) Git (software)
16 719 (11.60%) Microsoft
17 713 (11.50%) Jenkins
18 708 (11.42%) Perl
19 706 (11.39%) C++
20 700 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
21 680 (10.97%) ITIL
22 657 (10.60%) Puppet
23 633 (10.21%) SQL Server
24 615 (9.92%) HTML
25 606 (9.77%) MySQL
26 595 (9.60%) Web Services
27 579 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
28 576 (9.29%) Software Engineering

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
1 424 (6.84%) Apache
2 377 (6.08%) Tomcat
3 275 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 205 (3.31%) WebLogic
5 178 (2.87%) IIS
6 171 (2.76%) JBoss
7 163 (2.63%) Apache Spark
8 153 (2.47%) Confluence
9 128 (2.06%) OpenStack
10 109 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 98 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 77 (1.24%) nginx
12 77 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
13 68 (1.10%) SAS
14 62 (1.00%) CMS
15 59 (0.95%) MS Exchange
16 52 (0.84%) Apache Solr
17 40 (0.65%) SharePoint
18 32 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
19 29 (0.47%) CloudStack
Applications
1 98 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.065%) Weka
7 3 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.032%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.032%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.016%) CATIA
9 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.016%) HipChat
9 1 (0.016%) Maya
9 1 (0.016%) NUKE
9 1 (0.016%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 42 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 30 (0.48%) Magento
5 29 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 15 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 14 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.23%) SAP CRM
11 12 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
12 11 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
13 10 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
13 10 (0.16%) ION MarketView
14 9 (0.15%) CiviCRM
14 9 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
14 9 (0.15%) RMDS
15 8 (0.13%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 974 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 454 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 215 (3.47%) SaaS
4 186 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 154 (2.48%) IaaS
6 133 (2.15%) PaaS
7 120 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
8 105 (1.69%) GitHub
9 84 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
10 80 (1.29%) Office 365
11 72 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 54 (0.87%) Amazon S3
13 53 (0.85%) Serverless
14 36 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 36 (0.58%) OpenShift
15 32 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (0.47%) DigitalOcean
17 21 (0.34%) Bluemix
17 21 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
18 18 (0.29%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 492 (7.94%) Firewall
2 461 (7.44%) TCP/IP
3 277 (4.47%) DNS
4 237 (3.82%) HTTP
5 212 (3.42%) Internet
6 193 (3.11%) SAN
7 158 (2.55%) Network Security
8 149 (2.40%) WAN
9 146 (2.35%) VPN
10 138 (2.23%) LAN
11 118 (1.90%) DHCP
12 97 (1.56%) SSL
13 79 (1.27%) SSH
14 74 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
15 63 (1.02%) FIX Connectivity
15 63 (1.02%) FTP
15 63 (1.02%) VoIP
16 57 (0.92%) Wireless
17 56 (0.90%) BGP
18 55 (0.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 606 (9.77%) MySQL
3 521 (8.40%) Oracle Database
4 513 (8.27%) Relational Database
5 322 (5.19%) Big Data
6 300 (4.84%) NoSQL
7 263 (4.24%) RDBMS
8 241 (3.89%) MongoDB
9 230 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
10 216 (3.48%) Hadoop
11 174 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
12 160 (2.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 130 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 114 (1.84%) DB2
15 109 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 105 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
17 99 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
18 83 (1.34%) Apache Hive
19 67 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
20 62 (1.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 801 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 713 (11.50%) Jenkins
3 443 (7.15%) JIRA
4 336 (5.42%) Subversion
5 251 (4.05%) Maven
6 195 (3.15%) Selenium
7 164 (2.65%) JUnit
8 143 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 133 (2.15%) Cucumber
10 111 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 106 (1.71%) Ant
12 101 (1.63%) Eclipse
13 93 (1.50%) Gradle
14 89 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
15 84 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
16 82 (1.32%) SoapUI
17 74 (1.19%) PHPUnit
18 73 (1.18%) Vagrant
19 71 (1.15%) GoCD
19 71 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,880 (30.32%) Finance
2 816 (13.16%) Banking
3 348 (5.61%) Front Office
4 310 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 279 (4.50%) Retail
6 212 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 143 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 129 (2.08%) Games
9 109 (1.76%) Advertising
10 100 (1.61%) Law
11 87 (1.40%) Legal
12 84 (1.35%) Marketing
13 81 (1.31%) Back Office
14 57 (0.92%) German Language
15 51 (0.82%) Manufacturing
16 49 (0.79%) French Language
17 37 (0.60%) Billing
18 36 (0.58%) Publishing
19 35 (0.56%) Retail Banking
20 29 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,378 (22.23%) Developer
2 817 (13.18%) Analyst
3 575 (9.27%) Applications Support
4 486 (7.84%) Java Developer
5 439 (7.08%) Consultant
6 438 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 432 (6.97%) Support Analyst
8 307 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
9 301 (4.85%) Administrator
9 301 (4.85%) Support Engineer
10 289 (4.66%) Software Engineer
11 251 (4.05%) Applications Support Analyst
12 246 (3.97%) Architect
13 237 (3.82%) Senior Developer
14 205 (3.31%) Software Developer
15 185 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
16 184 (2.97%) Unix Engineer
17 179 (2.89%) DBA
18 177 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
19 151 (2.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (9.92%) HTML
2 595 (9.60%) Web Services
3 564 (9.10%) XML
4 458 (7.39%) CSS
5 419 (6.76%) Middleware
6 340 (5.48%) REST
7 339 (5.47%) Spring
8 323 (5.21%) .NET
9 292 (4.71%) AngularJS
10 289 (4.66%) J2EE
11 262 (4.23%) FIX Protocol
12 249 (4.02%) jQuery
13 232 (3.74%) JSON
14 215 (3.47%) SOAP
15 202 (3.26%) RESTful
16 200 (3.23%) HTML5
17 179 (2.89%) React
18 169 (2.73%) Kafka
19 166 (2.68%) LDAP
20 165 (2.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 579 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 570 (9.19%) Computer Science
3 350 (5.65%) Linux Command Line
4 292 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 286 (4.61%) Fintech
6 257 (4.15%) Equities
7 249 (4.02%) Fixed Income
8 199 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 194 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 191 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
11 179 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
12 162 (2.61%) Derivative
13 146 (2.35%) Algorithms
14 109 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
15 100 (1.61%) Public Cloud
16 94 (1.52%) Clustering
17 93 (1.50%) Mainframe
18 86 (1.39%) Hedge funds
19 84 (1.35%) User Experience
20 76 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3,976 (64.13%) Linux
2 2,060 (33.23%) Windows
3 481 (7.76%) Solaris
4 349 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 329 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 254 (4.10%) AIX
7 163 (2.63%) HPUX
8 139 (2.24%) CentOS
9 109 (1.76%) Ubuntu
10 106 (1.71%) Android
10 106 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 93 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 87 (1.40%) Debian
13 80 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 64 (1.03%) Mac OS X
15 53 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
16 51 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 50 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
18 47 (0.76%) Windows 10
19 44 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,552 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,110 (17.90%) DevOps
3 868 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
4 700 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
5 680 (10.97%) ITIL
6 576 (9.29%) Software Engineering
7 544 (8.77%) Test Automation
8 481 (7.76%) Open Source
9 449 (7.24%) Scrum
10 436 (7.03%) TDD
11 408 (6.58%) Configuration Management
12 400 (6.45%) OO
13 328 (5.29%) Mentoring
14 309 (4.98%) SDLC
15 297 (4.79%) Information Security
16 289 (4.66%) Microservices
17 262 (4.23%) Analytics
18 261 (4.21%) Incident Management
19 259 (4.18%) Continuous Delivery
20 258 (4.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2,327 (37.53%) SQL
2 1,978 (31.90%) Java
3 1,587 (25.60%) Python
4 852 (13.74%) Bash Shell
4 852 (13.74%) JavaScript
5 841 (13.56%) Shell Script
6 708 (11.42%) Perl
7 706 (11.39%) C++
8 476 (7.68%) Ruby
9 452 (7.29%) PHP
10 443 (7.15%) C#
11 410 (6.61%) PowerShell
12 377 (6.08%) C
13 303 (4.89%) PL/SQL
14 210 (3.39%) Scala
15 134 (2.16%) Java 8
16 82 (1.32%) Groovy
16 82 (1.32%) Korn
17 79 (1.27%) VBA
18 78 (1.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 816 (13.16%) Degree
2 291 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 271 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 179 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
5 174 (2.81%) CISSP
6 152 (2.45%) SC Cleared
7 116 (1.87%) CCNA
8 109 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 103 (1.66%) DV Cleared
10 100 (1.61%) CISM
11 90 (1.45%) CCNP
12 81 (1.31%) SANS
13 80 (1.29%) CISA
14 64 (1.03%) GIAC
14 64 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
15 61 (0.98%) ISTQB
16 58 (0.94%) CEH
17 48 (0.77%) CREST Certified
18 42 (0.68%) Master's Degree
19 41 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (5.27%) QA
2 204 (3.29%) SLA
3 97 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 87 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 81 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 78 (1.26%) GCP
7 37 (0.60%) COBIT
8 31 (0.50%) GDPR
9 28 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 27 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.23%) PMO
13 13 (0.21%) SEPA
14 10 (0.16%) Solvency II
15 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.13%) MiFID
16 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.097%) GPG13
17 6 (0.097%) ISO 20022
17 6 (0.097%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 544 (8.77%) Docker
2 350 (5.65%) Active Directory
3 311 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 90 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 81 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
6 81 (1.31%) vSphere
7 49 (0.79%) NFS
8 47 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 42 (0.68%) Ceph
11 37 (0.60%) Apache Flume
12 36 (0.58%) Samba
13 31 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
14 29 (0.47%) iptables
14 29 (0.47%) KVM
15 27 (0.44%) HDFS
16 23 (0.37%) Xen
17 21 (0.34%) Varnish
18 20 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 657 (10.60%) Puppet
2 554 (8.94%) Ansible
3 499 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
4 251 (4.05%) Terraform
5 166 (2.68%) Kubernetes
6 158 (2.55%) Nagios
7 87 (1.40%) Tivoli
8 76 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 71 (1.15%) Data Guard
10 61 (0.98%) Consul
11 56 (0.90%) vRealize
12 52 (0.84%) Cobbler
13 50 (0.81%) Rundeck
14 49 (0.79%) Salt
15 47 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
15 47 (0.76%) vCenter Server
16 44 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
17 43 (0.69%) Graphite
17 43 (0.69%) Nessus
17 43 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,608 (25.94%) Oracle
2 719 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 484 (7.81%) VMware
4 421 (6.79%) Red Hat
5 312 (5.03%) IBM
6 286 (4.61%) Cisco
7 226 (3.65%) Sybase
8 213 (3.44%) HP
9 185 (2.98%) Splunk
10 168 (2.71%) Google
11 166 (2.68%) ServiceNow
12 143 (2.31%) Citrix
13 122 (1.97%) F5
14 119 (1.92%) SAP
15 117 (1.89%) WorldPay
16 107 (1.73%) CheckPoint
17 101 (1.63%) Bloomberg
18 98 (1.58%) Juniper
19 90 (1.45%) Atlassian
20 89 (1.44%) AppDynamics