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

Unix
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 71 61
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Unix 5,426 7,668 8,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 4.40% 4.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.48% 17.70% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,953 5,091 6,777
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,000 £31,221
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,039 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +1.12%

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 37,471 43,324 47,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.91% 24.87% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 30,230 34,911 40,419
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%

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 October 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 21 October 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 4,932 £56,500 +2.73% 764
UK excluding London -18 2,800 £49,039 +8.97% 520
London -26 2,533 £65,000 +4.00% 320
South East -24 944 £50,000 +5.26% 130
North of England -45 494 £45,000 - 119
East of England +16 364 £60,000 +27.66% 59
Midlands +3 308 £44,000 -2.22% 74
Scotland +9 304 £47,000 +14.63% 59
South West -1 288 £44,500 +4.71% 62
North West -81 248 £42,500 -10.53% 60
Yorkshire -14 219 £50,000 +20.48% 48
West Midlands +6 191 £47,500 +5.56% 40
East Midlands +5 116 £38,000 -10.59% 34
Wales -11 92 £36,000 -15.29% 11
North East -10 27 £41,250 +3.13% 11
Northern Ireland -20 13 £65,000 +62.50% 7
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,513 (64.74%) Linux
2 2,082 (38.37%) SQL
3 1,819 (33.52%) Java
4 1,762 (32.47%) Finance
5 1,729 (31.87%) Windows
6 1,499 (27.63%) Python
7 1,462 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
8 1,451 (26.74%) Oracle
9 955 (17.60%) DevOps
10 951 (17.53%) Amazon AWS
11 929 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
12 846 (15.59%) Shell Script
13 843 (15.54%) Degree
14 737 (13.58%) Banking
15 729 (13.44%) JavaScript
16 709 (13.07%) Git (software)
17 702 (12.94%) Puppet
18 701 (12.92%) SQL Server
19 657 (12.11%) Bash Shell
20 646 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
21 639 (11.78%) Perl
22 625 (11.52%) Microsoft
23 600 (11.06%) ITIL
24 596 (10.98%) Ansible
25 570 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
26 560 (10.32%) Relational Database
27 550 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
28 546 (10.06%) Jenkins
29 545 (10.04%) Computer Science
30 519 (9.57%) Docker

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
1 319 (5.88%) Apache
2 244 (4.50%) Tomcat
3 209 (3.85%) JBoss
4 193 (3.56%) WebLogic
5 179 (3.30%) Apache Spark
6 157 (2.89%) IIS
7 155 (2.86%) OpenStack
8 154 (2.84%) WebSphere
9 94 (1.73%) Confluence
10 77 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
11 68 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 56 (1.03%) CMS
12 56 (1.03%) GlassFish
13 52 (0.96%) nginx
14 43 (0.79%) SAS
15 42 (0.77%) MQSeries
16 39 (0.72%) SharePoint
17 36 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
18 31 (0.57%) Apache Solr
19 30 (0.55%) CloudStack
Applications
1 96 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.11%) HipChat
7 5 (0.092%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.055%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.037%) Blender
10 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 81 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 34 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 19 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 14 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.26%) Magento
6 14 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.18%) HFM
8 6 (0.11%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.11%) LongView
8 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 6 (0.11%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.092%) Global One
9 5 (0.092%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.092%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 951 (17.53%) Amazon AWS
2 550 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 181 (3.34%) SaaS
5 148 (2.73%) GitHub
6 140 (2.58%) IaaS
7 134 (2.47%) PaaS
8 96 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 96 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
9 81 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 69 (1.27%) Office 365
11 68 (1.25%) Amazon S3
12 43 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 38 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (0.50%) CloudFront
15 25 (0.46%) CloudBees
16 24 (0.44%) Route 53
17 23 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
18 19 (0.35%) DigitalOcean
18 19 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 349 (6.43%) TCP/IP
2 339 (6.25%) Firewall
3 230 (4.24%) Internet
4 212 (3.91%) DNS
5 159 (2.93%) HTTP
6 154 (2.84%) SAN
7 146 (2.69%) LAN
8 130 (2.40%) WAN
9 96 (1.77%) VPN
10 94 (1.73%) Network Security
11 78 (1.44%) FIX Connectivity
12 72 (1.33%) SSH
13 68 (1.25%) DHCP
13 68 (1.25%) SSL
14 67 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
15 52 (0.96%) BGP
16 48 (0.88%) SNMP
17 46 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
18 41 (0.76%) NAS
19 38 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 560 (10.32%) Relational Database
3 492 (9.07%) MySQL
4 402 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 385 (7.10%) Big Data
6 292 (5.38%) RDBMS
7 281 (5.18%) NoSQL
8 245 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
9 240 (4.42%) MongoDB
10 229 (4.22%) Hadoop
11 193 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
12 167 (3.08%) DB2
13 134 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 117 (2.16%) Apache Hive
15 115 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
16 112 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
17 93 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
18 87 (1.60%) HBase
19 75 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
20 72 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 709 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 546 (10.06%) Jenkins
3 314 (5.79%) JIRA
4 287 (5.29%) Subversion
5 245 (4.52%) Maven
6 163 (3.00%) Selenium
7 159 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 127 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 120 (2.21%) JUnit
10 116 (2.14%) TeamCity
11 107 (1.97%) Cucumber
12 91 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 87 (1.60%) Gradle
14 86 (1.58%) Eclipse
15 81 (1.49%) GoCD
16 64 (1.18%) Bitbucket
17 62 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
18 57 (1.05%) PHPUnit
19 56 (1.03%) Ant
20 51 (0.94%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 1,762 (32.47%) Finance
2 737 (13.58%) Banking
3 320 (5.90%) Investment Banking
4 262 (4.83%) Retail
5 212 (3.91%) Financial Institution
6 206 (3.80%) Front Office
7 131 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 83 (1.53%) Games
9 82 (1.51%) Law
10 81 (1.49%) Back Office
11 69 (1.27%) Marketing
12 59 (1.09%) Advertising
13 57 (1.05%) Legal
14 52 (0.96%) German Language
15 44 (0.81%) Publishing
16 42 (0.77%) Electronics
17 40 (0.74%) Manufacturing
18 32 (0.59%) French Language
19 28 (0.52%) Billing
20 22 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,268 (23.37%) Developer
2 715 (13.18%) Analyst
3 424 (7.81%) Applications Support
4 414 (7.63%) Java Developer
5 408 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 389 (7.17%) Support Analyst
7 354 (6.52%) Administrator
8 302 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
9 268 (4.94%) Consultant
10 252 (4.64%) Architect
11 249 (4.59%) Support Engineer
12 228 (4.20%) Senior Developer
13 216 (3.98%) Applications Support Analyst
14 213 (3.93%) DBA
15 194 (3.58%) Software Engineer
16 172 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
17 161 (2.97%) Unix Engineer
18 155 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
19 151 (2.78%) Unix Support
20 143 (2.64%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (8.96%) HTML
2 470 (8.66%) Web Services
3 404 (7.45%) XML
4 317 (5.84%) CSS
5 289 (5.33%) Spring
6 273 (5.03%) .NET
7 250 (4.61%) FIX Protocol
8 226 (4.17%) Middleware
9 208 (3.83%) AngularJS
10 198 (3.65%) JSON
10 198 (3.65%) REST
11 197 (3.63%) Kafka
12 195 (3.59%) J2EE
13 165 (3.04%) SOAP
14 149 (2.75%) RESTful
15 146 (2.69%) jQuery
16 144 (2.65%) LDAP
17 135 (2.49%) React
18 134 (2.47%) HTML5
19 133 (2.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 570 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 545 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 269 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 253 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
5 222 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 216 (3.98%) Equities
7 207 (3.81%) Fintech
8 188 (3.46%) Fixed Income
9 168 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
10 166 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
11 158 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 157 (2.89%) Derivative
13 153 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
14 135 (2.49%) Algorithms
15 107 (1.97%) Public Cloud
16 102 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
17 101 (1.86%) Data Structures
18 87 (1.60%) Replication
19 86 (1.58%) Virtual Team
20 85 (1.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3,513 (64.74%) Linux
2 1,729 (31.87%) Windows
3 350 (6.45%) Solaris
4 333 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 277 (5.11%) Windows Server
6 239 (4.40%) AIX
7 137 (2.52%) CentOS
8 118 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 100 (1.84%) Ubuntu
10 98 (1.81%) HPUX
11 85 (1.57%) Android
12 84 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 79 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 74 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 63 (1.16%) Debian
16 55 (1.01%) SUSE
17 45 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 37 (0.68%) CoreOS
19 26 (0.48%) Mac OS
19 26 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,462 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 955 (17.60%) DevOps
3 929 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
4 646 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
5 600 (11.06%) ITIL
6 490 (9.03%) Software Engineering
7 483 (8.90%) Open Source
8 438 (8.07%) SDLC
9 436 (8.04%) Test Automation
10 410 (7.56%) OO
11 390 (7.19%) Configuration Management
12 337 (6.21%) TDD
13 322 (5.93%) Scrum
14 305 (5.62%) Low Latency
15 299 (5.51%) Mentoring
16 295 (5.44%) Project Management
17 281 (5.18%) Risk Management
18 273 (5.03%) Microservices
19 264 (4.87%) Analytics
20 261 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,082 (38.37%) SQL
2 1,819 (33.52%) Java
3 1,499 (27.63%) Python
4 846 (15.59%) Shell Script
5 729 (13.44%) JavaScript
6 657 (12.11%) Bash Shell
7 639 (11.78%) Perl
8 511 (9.42%) C++
9 395 (7.28%) C#
10 382 (7.04%) PL/SQL
11 369 (6.80%) Ruby
12 359 (6.62%) PowerShell
13 299 (5.51%) C
14 290 (5.34%) PHP
15 175 (3.23%) Scala
16 112 (2.06%) Korn
17 106 (1.95%) Go
18 74 (1.36%) Java 8
19 62 (1.14%) T-SQL
20 61 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 843 (15.54%) Degree
2 289 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 216 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 156 (2.88%) CISSP
5 115 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 102 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (1.88%) CISM
7 90 (1.66%) GIAC
8 80 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 78 (1.44%) SANS
10 73 (1.35%) CISA
11 70 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 63 (1.16%) SSCP
13 59 (1.09%) Master's Degree
14 58 (1.07%) CCNP
15 57 (1.05%) CCNA
16 55 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
17 51 (0.94%) RHCE
18 46 (0.85%) MCSA
19 45 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (5.68%) QA
2 202 (3.72%) SLA
3 86 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 62 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 56 (1.03%) GDPR
7 46 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (0.44%) PMO
9 21 (0.39%) COBIT
10 18 (0.33%) ISO 22301
10 18 (0.33%) SEPA
11 14 (0.26%) ISO 20022
11 14 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.074%) MiFID
13 4 (0.074%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.055%) BS7799
14 3 (0.055%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 519 (9.57%) Docker
2 276 (5.09%) Active Directory
3 270 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
5 78 (1.44%) vSphere
6 75 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 69 (1.27%) HDFS
7 69 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 34 (0.63%) NFS
10 32 (0.59%) XenServer
11 27 (0.50%) Xen
12 25 (0.46%) XenApp
13 23 (0.42%) Ceph
14 22 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 20 (0.37%) Apache Flume
15 20 (0.37%) Snort
16 17 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
17 16 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 702 (12.94%) Puppet
2 596 (10.98%) Ansible
3 504 (9.29%) Opscode Chef
4 236 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 214 (3.94%) Terraform
6 110 (2.03%) Nagios
7 84 (1.55%) Data Guard
8 74 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 73 (1.35%) Control-M
10 70 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 60 (1.11%) Rundeck
12 56 (1.03%) Tivoli
13 52 (0.96%) Consul
14 49 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
14 49 (0.90%) Salt
15 48 (0.88%) Cobbler
16 46 (0.85%) Oozie
17 41 (0.76%) ZABBIX
18 39 (0.72%) Automic
18 39 (0.72%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,451 (26.74%) Oracle
2 625 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 442 (8.15%) VMware
4 409 (7.54%) Red Hat
5 266 (4.90%) Sybase
6 239 (4.40%) IBM
7 195 (3.59%) Cisco
8 160 (2.95%) Google
9 157 (2.89%) Splunk
10 155 (2.86%) HP
11 137 (2.52%) SAP
12 118 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 115 (2.12%) Citrix
14 104 (1.92%) NetApp
15 83 (1.53%) Symantec
16 82 (1.51%) Remedy
17 77 (1.42%) F5
18 76 (1.40%) Informatica
19 72 (1.33%) CheckPoint
20 69 (1.27%) EMC