Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 77 67
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 -20
Permanent jobs citing Unix 4,893 6,704 7,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.23% 3.81% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.94% 15.77% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,729 4,889 5,887
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 35,088 42,503 42,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.15% 24.18% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28,157 34,912 35,848
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,323
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.72% -1.69%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -22 4,488 £57,500 +4.55% 741
UK excluding London -8 2,637 £47,500 +2.15% 492
London -24 2,202 £67,500 +3.85% 293
South East -3 998 £50,000 +5.26% 123
North of England -18 504 £47,500 +2.15% 141
Midlands +22 316 £44,000 -2.22% 76
South West -13 281 £42,500 - 70
North West -56 248 £44,000 -7.37% 67
Scotland -4 243 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Yorkshire +28 238 £49,337 +16.09% 63
West Midlands +23 193 £44,000 -2.22% 39
East of England -71 183 £52,833 -3.94% 38
East Midlands +8 122 £45,000 - 37
Wales +57 100 £36,000 -12.73% 11
Northern Ireland -21 27 £37,500 -6.25% 5
North East +2 18 £49,337 +18.88% 11

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 3,154 (64.46%) Linux
2 1,799 (36.77%) SQL
3 1,641 (33.54%) Windows
4 1,529 (31.25%) Java
5 1,400 (28.61%) Python
6 1,335 (27.28%) Finance
7 1,268 (25.91%) Oracle
8 1,194 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
9 922 (18.84%) DevOps
10 885 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
11 732 (14.96%) Git (software)
12 690 (14.10%) Degree
12 690 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
13 643 (13.14%) Shell Script
14 635 (12.98%) Bash Shell
15 600 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
16 597 (12.20%) Puppet
17 587 (12.00%) JavaScript
18 578 (11.81%) Perl
19 564 (11.53%) SQL Server
20 535 (10.93%) Jenkins
21 529 (10.81%) Ansible
22 516 (10.55%) Docker
23 514 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
24 512 (10.46%) ITIL
25 507 (10.36%) Microsoft
26 459 (9.38%) Banking
27 453 (9.26%) Relational Database
28 447 (9.14%) Software Engineering
29 428 (8.75%) Computer Science

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
1 231 (4.72%) Apache
2 190 (3.88%) Apache Spark
3 174 (3.56%) Tomcat
4 156 (3.19%) IIS
5 152 (3.11%) WebLogic
6 135 (2.76%) JBoss
7 122 (2.49%) WebSphere
8 96 (1.96%) Confluence
9 74 (1.51%) OpenStack
10 67 (1.37%) nginx
11 66 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
12 53 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 48 (0.98%) CMS
13 48 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
14 43 (0.88%) MS Exchange
15 42 (0.86%) SharePoint
16 38 (0.78%) SAS
17 32 (0.65%) Apache Pig
18 31 (0.63%) WordPress
19 30 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 75 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.14%) HipChat
6 6 (0.12%) CATIA
7 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.041%) EngageOne
9 2 (0.041%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.020%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.020%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.020%) InVision
10 1 (0.020%) Weka
Business Applications
1 76 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
3 50 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
5 21 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 15 (0.31%) Oracle Payroll
7 12 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
7 12 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.22%) Magento
8 11 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 11 (0.22%) thinkFolio
9 10 (0.20%) osCommerce
10 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
11 8 (0.16%) Markit EDM
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 885 (18.09%) Amazon AWS
2 514 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 237 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 182 (3.72%) SaaS
5 129 (2.64%) GitHub
5 129 (2.64%) PaaS
6 126 (2.58%) IaaS
7 92 (1.88%) Office 365
8 66 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 64 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 57 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.61%) Serverless
13 26 (0.53%) CloudBees
14 25 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (0.43%) OpenShift
16 20 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
16 20 (0.41%) npm
17 19 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
18 17 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 371 (7.58%) Firewall
2 305 (6.23%) TCP/IP
3 230 (4.70%) DNS
4 191 (3.90%) Internet
5 144 (2.94%) SAN
6 132 (2.70%) LAN
7 128 (2.62%) WAN
8 113 (2.31%) HTTP
9 102 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
10 101 (2.06%) DHCP
10 101 (2.06%) Network Security
11 98 (2.00%) FIX Connectivity
12 94 (1.92%) VPN
13 89 (1.82%) SSL
14 45 (0.92%) SMTP
14 45 (0.92%) SNMP
15 43 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (0.88%) VoIP
16 39 (0.80%) Sourcefire
16 39 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 453 (9.26%) Relational Database
3 406 (8.30%) MySQL
4 370 (7.56%) Oracle Database
5 281 (5.74%) Big Data
6 252 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 226 (4.62%) Hadoop
8 215 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
9 206 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
10 198 (4.05%) MongoDB
10 198 (4.05%) RDBMS
11 131 (2.68%) Apache Hive
12 127 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 109 (2.23%) HBase
14 100 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
15 99 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
16 87 (1.78%) DB2
17 85 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
18 75 (1.53%) Power BI
19 49 (1.00%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 732 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 535 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 369 (7.54%) JIRA
4 215 (4.39%) Subversion
5 200 (4.09%) Maven
6 171 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 170 (3.47%) Selenium
8 133 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 124 (2.53%) TeamCity
10 98 (2.00%) Cucumber
11 91 (1.86%) Gradle
12 87 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
13 79 (1.61%) GoCD
13 79 (1.61%) JUnit
14 74 (1.51%) Ant
15 72 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
16 62 (1.27%) Bitbucket
16 62 (1.27%) HP UFT
17 57 (1.16%) Eclipse
18 54 (1.10%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 1,335 (27.28%) Finance
2 459 (9.38%) Banking
3 251 (5.13%) Front Office
4 174 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 160 (3.27%) Retail
6 151 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 92 (1.88%) Marketing
8 82 (1.68%) Back Office
9 79 (1.61%) Law
10 73 (1.49%) Electronics
11 57 (1.16%) Games
12 53 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 53 (1.08%) Military
13 50 (1.02%) Advertising
14 49 (1.00%) Manufacturing
15 47 (0.96%) Legal
16 32 (0.65%) Aerospace
17 27 (0.55%) German Language
18 26 (0.53%) Automotive
19 21 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,098 (22.44%) Developer
2 632 (12.92%) Analyst
3 400 (8.17%) Applications Support
4 390 (7.97%) Java Developer
5 341 (6.97%) Support Analyst
6 331 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 312 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
8 300 (6.13%) Administrator
9 286 (5.85%) Support Engineer
10 250 (5.11%) Architect
11 238 (4.86%) Senior Developer
12 210 (4.29%) Software Engineer
13 209 (4.27%) Applications Support Analyst
14 199 (4.07%) Consultant
15 176 (3.60%) Unix Engineer
16 153 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
17 134 (2.74%) AWS Engineer
18 129 (2.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 126 (2.58%) Linux Administrator
20 125 (2.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (8.65%) Web Services
2 337 (6.89%) HTML
3 255 (5.21%) XML
4 247 (5.05%) FIX Protocol
5 233 (4.76%) CSS
6 229 (4.68%) Spring
7 201 (4.11%) .NET
8 182 (3.72%) J2EE
9 178 (3.64%) Middleware
10 173 (3.54%) REST
11 171 (3.49%) Kafka
12 167 (3.41%) SOAP
13 148 (3.02%) AngularJS
14 136 (2.78%) jQuery
15 128 (2.62%) JSON
16 124 (2.53%) React
17 101 (2.06%) Node.js
17 101 (2.06%) RESTful
18 96 (1.96%) LDAP
19 94 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 416 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 226 (4.62%) Fintech
4 214 (4.37%) Equities
5 190 (3.88%) Derivative
6 189 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 179 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
8 163 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 155 (3.17%) Fixed Income
10 148 (3.02%) Algorithms
11 137 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
12 128 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
13 122 (2.49%) Public Cloud
14 119 (2.43%) Hedge funds
15 107 (2.19%) Data Structures
16 85 (1.74%) Clustering
17 69 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
17 69 (1.41%) Replication
18 66 (1.35%) Client/Server
19 52 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3,154 (64.46%) Linux
2 1,641 (33.54%) Windows
3 332 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 302 (6.17%) Solaris
5 286 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 217 (4.43%) AIX
7 145 (2.96%) CentOS
8 132 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 111 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 109 (2.23%) Ubuntu
11 107 (2.19%) Android
12 86 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 77 (1.57%) Windows 10
14 70 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 64 (1.31%) HPUX
16 59 (1.21%) Windows 7
17 48 (0.98%) SUSE
18 44 (0.90%) Debian
19 42 (0.86%) Mac OS
20 33 (0.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,194 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
2 922 (18.84%) DevOps
3 690 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
4 600 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
5 512 (10.46%) ITIL
6 447 (9.14%) Software Engineering
7 428 (8.75%) Computer Science
8 375 (7.66%) Test Automation
9 374 (7.64%) Open Source
10 341 (6.97%) Configuration Management
11 335 (6.85%) SDLC
12 311 (6.36%) Mentoring
13 288 (5.89%) OO
14 275 (5.62%) Analytics
15 270 (5.52%) Scrum
16 259 (5.29%) TDD
17 258 (5.27%) Microservices
18 255 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
18 255 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
19 243 (4.97%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,799 (36.77%) SQL
2 1,529 (31.25%) Java
3 1,400 (28.61%) Python
4 643 (13.14%) Shell Script
5 635 (12.98%) Bash Shell
6 587 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 578 (11.81%) Perl
8 419 (8.56%) C++
9 349 (7.13%) PowerShell
10 340 (6.95%) PL/SQL
11 324 (6.62%) C#
12 311 (6.36%) Ruby
13 295 (6.03%) PHP
14 242 (4.95%) C
15 201 (4.11%) Scala
16 106 (2.17%) Go
17 73 (1.49%) Java 8
18 61 (1.25%) Korn
19 54 (1.10%) T-SQL
20 53 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 690 (14.10%) Degree
2 186 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 181 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 116 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 112 (2.29%) CISSP
6 96 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 79 (1.61%) SANS
9 76 (1.55%) GIAC
10 69 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
11 66 (1.35%) DV Cleared
12 59 (1.21%) CISM
13 57 (1.16%) RHCE
14 54 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
15 47 (0.96%) CCNA
15 47 (0.96%) CCNP
15 47 (0.96%) MCSA
16 43 (0.88%) CCIE
17 38 (0.78%) MCSE
18 37 (0.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (5.99%) QA
2 161 (3.29%) SLA
3 94 (1.92%) GDPR
4 79 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 78 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 21 (0.43%) PMO
10 15 (0.31%) COBIT
11 14 (0.29%) SEPA
12 13 (0.27%) Solvency II
13 12 (0.25%) ISO 20022
13 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.18%) ISO 22301
16 5 (0.10%) PSD2
17 3 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 2 (0.041%) ISO 9001
18 2 (0.041%) MiFID
System Software
1 516 (10.55%) Docker
2 302 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 226 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 79 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
6 78 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (1.37%) HDFS
8 66 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (0.92%) Apache Flume
10 44 (0.90%) NFS
11 39 (0.80%) XenApp
12 37 (0.76%) Snort
12 37 (0.76%) vSphere
13 28 (0.57%) PowerHA
14 26 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 23 (0.47%) Postfix
16 17 (0.35%) GPFS
17 15 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 13 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
19 12 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 597 (12.20%) Puppet
2 529 (10.81%) Ansible
3 395 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
4 258 (5.27%) Kubernetes
5 197 (4.03%) Terraform
6 138 (2.82%) Nagios
7 70 (1.43%) Data Guard
8 68 (1.39%) Oozie
9 61 (1.25%) Rundeck
10 56 (1.14%) Consul
11 53 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 50 (1.02%) SCCM
13 43 (0.88%) Control-M
14 41 (0.84%) NetBackup
14 41 (0.84%) Salt
14 41 (0.84%) Tivoli
15 40 (0.82%) ZABBIX
16 38 (0.78%) CFEngine
16 38 (0.78%) Nessus
17 36 (0.74%) Automic
Vendors
1 1,268 (25.91%) Oracle
2 507 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 424 (8.67%) VMware
4 381 (7.79%) Red Hat
5 227 (4.64%) IBM
6 196 (4.01%) Cisco
7 166 (3.39%) Google
8 143 (2.92%) Citrix
9 140 (2.86%) Splunk
10 130 (2.66%) HP
11 120 (2.45%) Sybase
12 111 (2.27%) Cloudera
13 105 (2.15%) NetApp
14 99 (2.02%) ServiceNow
15 97 (1.98%) SAP
16 86 (1.76%) SolarWinds
17 76 (1.55%) EMC
18 75 (1.53%) F5
19 74 (1.51%) Atlassian
19 74 (1.51%) Remedy