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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 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 184 173 147
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 -49
Permanent jobs citing Unix 3,493 1,871 2,142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.00% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.12% 10.54% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 1,316 1,677
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,900
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £43,656
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 31,425 17,751 19,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 18.93% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16,510 13,920 15,563
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unix.

Salary trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unix over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -12 3,087 £62,500 - 279
London -26 1,841 £75,000 - 128
Work from Home +15 1,417 £65,000 +9.24% 76
UK excluding London -31 1,265 £52,500 +10.53% 172
South East -49 361 £58,750 +23.68% 40
North of England -4 349 £50,000 +5.26% 51
Midlands -19 215 £55,000 +7.84% 30
North West -47 161 £58,250 +10.95% 37
South West +32 142 £52,500 +12.90% 12
East of England -23 125 £65,000 +8.33% 15
West Midlands -40 124 £55,000 -8.33% 17
Yorkshire -18 115 £52,500 +23.53% 5
East Midlands -3 91 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Scotland -65 89 £58,966 +24.14% 21
North East +43 73 £40,000 -11.79% 9
Wales -31 14 £37,500 -13.79% 4
Northern Ireland -31 7 £57,500 +53.33%

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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 2,124 (60.81%) Linux
2 1,416 (40.54%) Python
3 1,297 (37.13%) AWS
4 1,287 (36.85%) SQL
5 1,283 (36.73%) Java
6 1,238 (35.44%) Agile
7 1,038 (29.72%) Finance
8 1,027 (29.40%) Docker
9 999 (28.60%) Kubernetes
10 963 (27.57%) Azure
10 963 (27.57%) CI/CD
11 885 (25.34%) DevOps
12 846 (24.22%) Windows
13 823 (23.56%) Social Skills
14 796 (22.79%) JavaScript
15 775 (22.19%) Git (software)
16 722 (20.67%) Oracle
17 658 (18.84%) Software Engineering
18 651 (18.64%) Shell Script
19 642 (18.38%) TDD
20 641 (18.35%) Microservices
21 621 (17.78%) Degree
22 601 (17.21%) Test Automation
23 599 (17.15%) Jenkins
24 568 (16.26%) Microsoft
25 558 (15.97%) MySQL
26 543 (15.55%) Computer Science
27 540 (15.46%) Perl
28 532 (15.23%) Ansible
29 524 (15.00%) Mentoring

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
1 301 (8.62%) Apache Spark
2 228 (6.53%) Apache
3 149 (4.27%) Tomcat
4 119 (3.41%) Confluence
5 97 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 86 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 82 (2.35%) JBoss
8 80 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
9 70 (2.00%) IIS
10 68 (1.95%) nginx
11 53 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
12 46 (1.32%) Tornado
13 40 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
14 31 (0.89%) Jetty
15 29 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
16 27 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 26 (0.74%) OpenStack
18 22 (0.63%) CMS
18 22 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
19 21 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 55 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.74%) InVision
2 26 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
2 26 (0.74%) Sketch
3 24 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.086%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.086%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.029%) CATIA
8 1 (0.029%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 63 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 63 (1.80%) Temenos T24
2 24 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 7 (0.20%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 7 (0.20%) Magento
5 7 (0.20%) Shopify
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
8 3 (0.086%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,297 (37.13%) AWS
2 963 (27.57%) Azure
3 427 (12.22%) GCP
4 387 (11.08%) Serverless
5 315 (9.02%) OpenShift
6 297 (8.50%) AWS Lambda
7 284 (8.13%) GitHub
8 203 (5.81%) Cloud Functions
9 184 (5.27%) SaaS
10 147 (4.21%) PaaS
11 102 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 97 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
13 86 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
13 86 (2.46%) IaaS
14 76 (2.18%) Amazon S3
15 67 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
16 66 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 52 (1.49%) WhatsApp
18 46 (1.32%) Datadog
19 42 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 276 (7.90%) Firewall
2 274 (7.84%) Internet
3 174 (4.98%) DNS
4 136 (3.89%) HTTP
5 105 (3.01%) TCP/IP
6 93 (2.66%) LAN
7 82 (2.35%) SAN
8 80 (2.29%) Network Security
8 80 (2.29%) WAN
9 63 (1.80%) DHCP
10 58 (1.66%) VPN
11 54 (1.55%) SSL
12 46 (1.32%) IPsec
13 45 (1.29%) SSH
14 42 (1.20%) HTTPS
15 36 (1.03%) BGP
16 35 (1.00%) MPLS
16 35 (1.00%) Wireless
17 34 (0.97%) DMZ
17 34 (0.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (15.97%) MySQL
2 517 (14.80%) NoSQL
3 514 (14.72%) PostgreSQL
4 495 (14.17%) SQL Server
5 414 (11.85%) MongoDB
6 371 (10.62%) Relational Database
7 232 (6.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 203 (5.81%) Flink
9 162 (4.64%) Oracle Database
10 153 (4.38%) Redis
11 130 (3.72%) Big Data
12 120 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
13 113 (3.24%) RDBMS
14 109 (3.12%) Hadoop
15 93 (2.66%) MariaDB
16 81 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
17 77 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
18 76 (2.18%) DB2
19 71 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
20 51 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 775 (22.19%) Git (software)
2 599 (17.15%) Jenkins
3 524 (15.00%) JIRA
4 362 (10.36%) Gradle
5 327 (9.36%) Maven
6 260 (7.44%) Subversion
7 248 (7.10%) Ant
8 159 (4.55%) GitLab
9 110 (3.15%) TeamCity
10 84 (2.40%) Bitbucket
11 83 (2.38%) Cucumber
12 71 (2.03%) JUnit
13 61 (1.75%) Selenium
14 55 (1.57%) SonarQube
15 53 (1.52%) Eclipse
16 47 (1.35%) Mockito
17 46 (1.32%) Artifactory
18 45 (1.29%) JMeter
19 44 (1.26%) IntelliJ
20 41 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,038 (29.72%) Finance
2 823 (23.56%) Social Skills
3 362 (10.36%) Banking
4 340 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
5 273 (7.82%) Manufacturing
6 233 (6.67%) Games
7 229 (6.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 198 (5.67%) Public Sector
9 162 (4.64%) Marketing
10 132 (3.78%) Retail
11 99 (2.83%) Front Office
12 90 (2.58%) Back Office
13 89 (2.55%) Legal
14 86 (2.46%) Electronics
15 80 (2.29%) Investment Banking
16 78 (2.23%) Telecoms
17 74 (2.12%) Law
18 64 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
19 58 (1.66%) Online Betting
20 57 (1.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 699 (20.01%) Developer
2 398 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 341 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 253 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 232 (6.64%) Java Engineer
6 226 (6.47%) Senior Java Engineer
7 216 (6.18%) Analyst
8 176 (5.04%) Administrator
9 171 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 169 (4.84%) Data Engineer
11 144 (4.12%) Architect
12 126 (3.61%) Applications Support
13 122 (3.49%) Support Engineer
14 116 (3.32%) DBA
15 108 (3.09%) Senior DevOps
15 108 (3.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 103 (2.95%) Consultant
17 101 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
18 96 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 93 (2.66%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (13.14%) HTML
2 402 (11.51%) CSS
3 401 (11.48%) .NET
4 380 (10.88%) RESTful
5 346 (9.91%) Spring
6 314 (8.99%) REST
7 307 (8.79%) React
8 290 (8.30%) Kafka
9 247 (7.07%) Web Services
10 237 (6.78%) ASP.NET
11 228 (6.53%) Spring Boot
12 225 (6.44%) Node.js
13 222 (6.36%) JDBC
14 172 (4.92%) XML
15 161 (4.61%) AngularJS
16 140 (4.01%) JSON
17 102 (2.92%) Middleware
18 97 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
19 96 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
19 96 (2.75%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 415 (11.88%) Algorithms
2 390 (11.17%) Linux Command Line
3 344 (9.85%) Data Structures
4 225 (6.44%) Life Science
5 183 (5.24%) Management Information System
6 174 (4.98%) Public Cloud
7 156 (4.47%) User Experience
8 138 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
9 104 (2.98%) Cloud Native
9 104 (2.98%) Data Centre
10 103 (2.95%) Virtual Team
11 102 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
12 97 (2.78%) Blog
13 84 (2.40%) Derivative
14 71 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
15 63 (1.80%) Fixed Income
16 62 (1.77%) Private Cloud
17 60 (1.72%) Sports Betting
18 59 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 58 (1.66%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,124 (60.81%) Linux
2 846 (24.22%) Windows
3 211 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 204 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 168 (4.81%) Solaris
6 75 (2.15%) AIX
7 65 (1.86%) CentOS
8 58 (1.66%) Ubuntu
9 41 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
10 30 (0.86%) Android
11 29 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 25 (0.72%) HPUX
14 24 (0.69%) SUSE
15 23 (0.66%) Apple iOS
15 23 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 22 (0.63%) Windows 10
17 18 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.43%) zOS
19 13 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,238 (35.44%) Agile
2 963 (27.57%) CI/CD
3 885 (25.34%) DevOps
4 658 (18.84%) Software Engineering
5 642 (18.38%) TDD
6 641 (18.35%) Microservices
7 601 (17.21%) Test Automation
8 543 (15.55%) Computer Science
9 524 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 467 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
11 423 (12.11%) Scrum
12 357 (10.22%) SDLC
13 343 (9.82%) Infrastructure as Code
14 341 (9.76%) BDD
15 335 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
15 335 (9.59%) ITIL
16 321 (9.19%) Disaster Recovery
17 313 (8.96%) Coaching
18 288 (8.25%) MVC
19 284 (8.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,416 (40.54%) Python
2 1,287 (36.85%) SQL
3 1,283 (36.73%) Java
4 796 (22.79%) JavaScript
5 651 (18.64%) Shell Script
6 540 (15.46%) Perl
7 494 (14.14%) PowerShell
8 432 (12.37%) Bash
9 382 (10.94%) Ruby
10 333 (9.53%) PHP
11 278 (7.96%) C++
12 274 (7.84%) Go
13 242 (6.93%) C#
14 219 (6.27%) C
15 174 (4.98%) Scala
16 141 (4.04%) TypeScript
17 114 (3.26%) PL/SQL
18 94 (2.69%) Groovy
19 93 (2.66%) R
20 73 (2.09%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 621 (17.78%) Degree
2 258 (7.39%) Security Cleared
3 192 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 152 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 86 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (2.26%) DBS Check
7 63 (1.80%) CCNA
8 59 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 53 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (1.35%) CISSP
11 38 (1.09%) CCNP
12 34 (0.97%) DV Cleared
13 33 (0.94%) Master's Degree
14 32 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (0.72%) MCSE
16 24 (0.69%) CISM
17 22 (0.63%) OCP
17 22 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
18 21 (0.60%) CEH
19 18 (0.52%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (7.33%) QA
2 113 (3.24%) SLA
3 53 (1.52%) GDPR
4 52 (1.49%) Accessibility
5 51 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 37 (1.06%) PCI DSS
8 29 (0.83%) MiFID
9 27 (0.77%) EMIR
10 22 (0.63%) NIST
11 10 (0.29%) PMO
12 8 (0.23%) GxP
12 8 (0.23%) ISO 13485
13 7 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.17%) IEC 62304
14 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 4 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 1,027 (29.40%) Docker
2 172 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 156 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
6 48 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 32 (0.92%) Firmware
8 28 (0.80%) HDFS
9 26 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.60%) KVM
11 19 (0.54%) Xen
12 17 (0.49%) Hyper-V
12 17 (0.49%) Oracle Clusterware
13 15 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 14 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.37%) NFS
16 12 (0.34%) XenApp
17 11 (0.31%) vSphere
17 11 (0.31%) XenDesktop
18 9 (0.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 999 (28.60%) Kubernetes
2 532 (15.23%) Ansible
3 425 (12.17%) Terraform
4 239 (6.84%) Puppet
5 171 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
6 95 (2.72%) Prometheus
7 83 (2.38%) Grafana
8 52 (1.49%) Nagios
9 47 (1.35%) NetBackup
10 41 (1.17%) Kibana
11 38 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
12 37 (1.06%) Istio
13 36 (1.03%) Data Guard
13 36 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
13 36 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
13 36 (1.03%) ZABBIX
14 35 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
15 33 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 28 (0.80%) SCCM
16 28 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 722 (20.67%) Oracle
2 568 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 338 (9.68%) Google
4 291 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 245 (7.01%) VMware
6 138 (3.95%) IBM
7 113 (3.24%) Cisco
8 110 (3.15%) Splunk
9 91 (2.61%) Sun
10 89 (2.55%) SAP
11 73 (2.09%) LexisNexis
11 73 (2.09%) NEC
11 73 (2.09%) Northgate
12 68 (1.95%) SolarWinds
12 68 (1.95%) Veritas
13 58 (1.66%) Temenos
14 54 (1.55%) Sybase
15 52 (1.49%) Snapchat
16 47 (1.35%) ServiceNow
17 46 (1.32%) AppDynamics