Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 91 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21 -12
Permanent jobs citing Unix 4,765 5,898 7,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.31% 3.39% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.44% 14.61% 16.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,384 4,272 5,251
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,750 £30,976
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 32,993 40,377 42,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.90% 23.23% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26,212 32,584 35,177
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 4,371 £55,000 - 178
UK excluding London +10 2,668 £45,000 - 118
London -13 2,020 £67,500 +3.85% 68
North of England +49 792 £47,500 +5.56% 17
South East -6 778 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Yorkshire +95 490 £49,337 +9.64% 7
Midlands +34 329 £42,500 -5.56% 24
South West -13 305 £42,500 -0.58% 13
West Midlands +58 253 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Scotland -2 252 £42,500 -12.37% 1
North West -17 250 £45,000 -0.55% 8
East of England -63 143 £47,500 -13.64% 27
East Midlands -24 76 £40,000 - 15
North East +32 52 £49,337 +47.41% 2
Wales -8 42 £44,000 +15.03% 6
Northern Ireland -9 31 £35,250 -28.79% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3,197 (67.09%) Linux
2 1,644 (34.50%) Python
3 1,643 (34.48%) SQL
4 1,449 (30.41%) Windows
5 1,332 (27.95%) Java
6 1,201 (25.20%) Finance
7 1,008 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
8 1,006 (21.11%) Oracle
9 958 (20.10%) Amazon AWS
10 932 (19.56%) DevOps
11 929 (19.50%) Bash Shell
12 841 (17.65%) Perl
13 638 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
14 635 (13.33%) Firewall
15 620 (13.01%) Git (software)
16 606 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
17 601 (12.61%) Jenkins
18 588 (12.34%) Degree
19 562 (11.79%) ITIL
20 553 (11.61%) Ansible
21 544 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
22 539 (11.31%) DNS
23 514 (10.79%) Cisco
24 510 (10.70%) Docker
25 489 (10.26%) SQL Server
26 486 (10.20%) Puppet
27 478 (10.03%) JavaScript
27 478 (10.03%) Software Engineering
28 465 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
29 461 (9.67%) Microsoft

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
1 186 (3.90%) Apache Spark
2 173 (3.63%) Apache
3 143 (3.00%) Tomcat
4 134 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 125 (2.62%) Confluence
6 116 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 102 (2.14%) JBoss
8 95 (1.99%) IIS
9 77 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
10 66 (1.39%) nginx
11 61 (1.28%) SharePoint
12 54 (1.13%) SAS
13 46 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
14 43 (0.90%) Apache Pig
14 43 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 39 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
16 38 (0.80%) MS Exchange
17 35 (0.73%) Apache Solr
18 32 (0.67%) IBM Notes
19 29 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 99 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.13%) CATIA
6 5 (0.10%) LaTeX
7 4 (0.084%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.063%) HipChat
8 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.042%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.042%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.042%) SPSS
10 1 (0.021%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.021%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 49 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
2 45 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 26 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 21 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
7 15 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
8 13 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
9 12 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
12 9 (0.19%) Magento
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
12 9 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
14 5 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 958 (20.10%) Amazon AWS
2 606 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 330 (6.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 158 (3.32%) SaaS
5 103 (2.16%) PaaS
6 101 (2.12%) IaaS
7 92 (1.93%) Office 365
8 79 (1.66%) GitHub
9 62 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
10 54 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
10 54 (1.13%) Serverless
11 53 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (1.11%) OpenShift
12 52 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 49 (1.03%) Power Platform
14 41 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
15 38 (0.80%) Amazon S3
16 37 (0.78%) Azure Stack
16 37 (0.78%) OneDrive
17 36 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 635 (13.33%) Firewall
2 539 (11.31%) DNS
3 436 (9.15%) WAN
4 422 (8.86%) Network Security
5 399 (8.37%) VPN
6 373 (7.83%) NetScaler
7 371 (7.79%) IPsec
8 354 (7.43%) BGP
9 353 (7.41%) OSPF
10 343 (7.20%) MPLS
11 342 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
11 342 (7.18%) TCP/IP
12 341 (7.16%) Broadband
13 334 (7.01%) SMTP
14 324 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 314 (6.59%) ADSL
16 306 (6.42%) RIP
17 148 (3.11%) SAN
18 147 (3.08%) Internet
19 145 (3.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 391 (8.21%) MySQL
3 307 (6.44%) Relational Database
4 288 (6.04%) Big Data
5 269 (5.65%) Oracle Database
6 257 (5.39%) Hadoop
7 239 (5.02%) NoSQL
8 206 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
9 197 (4.13%) MongoDB
10 178 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
11 117 (2.46%) Apache Hive
12 115 (2.41%) RDBMS
13 88 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
14 84 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
15 79 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
16 75 (1.57%) HBase
17 65 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
18 55 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
18 55 (1.15%) Redis
19 53 (1.11%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 620 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 601 (12.61%) Jenkins
3 387 (8.12%) JIRA
4 185 (3.88%) Maven
5 179 (3.76%) Selenium
6 166 (3.48%) Subversion
7 161 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 125 (2.62%) TeamCity
9 118 (2.48%) Cucumber
10 105 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 94 (1.97%) Bitbucket
12 81 (1.70%) GoCD
13 80 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 79 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
15 71 (1.49%) IBM UrbanCode
16 67 (1.41%) Gradle
17 65 (1.36%) Ant
18 60 (1.26%) HP UFT
18 60 (1.26%) JUnit
18 60 (1.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,201 (25.20%) Finance
2 374 (7.85%) Banking
3 187 (3.92%) Front Office
4 175 (3.67%) Retail
5 173 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 143 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 86 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 83 (1.74%) Marketing
9 77 (1.62%) Electronics
10 70 (1.47%) Law
11 68 (1.43%) Games
12 61 (1.28%) Back Office
12 61 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 51 (1.07%) Legal
14 37 (0.78%) Aerospace
15 26 (0.55%) Advertising
16 24 (0.50%) Billing
16 24 (0.50%) Military
17 16 (0.34%) Automotive
18 11 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 916 (19.22%) Developer
2 529 (11.10%) Analyst
3 388 (8.14%) Applications Support
4 356 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 332 (6.97%) Support Engineer
6 330 (6.93%) Network Engineer
7 291 (6.11%) Administrator
7 291 (6.11%) Java Developer
7 291 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
8 282 (5.92%) Security Engineer
9 267 (5.60%) Support Analyst
10 248 (5.20%) Software Engineer
11 201 (4.22%) Consultant
12 194 (4.07%) Architect
13 193 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
14 157 (3.29%) Unix Engineer
15 156 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
16 154 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
17 145 (3.04%) Applications Support Analyst
17 145 (3.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (7.18%) Web Services
2 238 (4.99%) XML
3 223 (4.68%) HTML
4 199 (4.18%) FIX Protocol
5 170 (3.57%) Spring
6 168 (3.53%) CSS
7 145 (3.04%) .NET
8 138 (2.90%) Node.js
9 135 (2.83%) SOAP
10 125 (2.62%) RESTful
11 122 (2.56%) REST
12 107 (2.25%) AngularJS
12 107 (2.25%) J2EE
12 107 (2.25%) React
13 101 (2.12%) Kafka
14 100 (2.10%) JSON
15 96 (2.01%) Middleware
16 93 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
17 85 (1.78%) Spring Boot
18 76 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 454 (9.53%) Management Information System
2 373 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
4 164 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 147 (3.08%) Equities
5 147 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 145 (3.04%) Fixed Income
7 139 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
8 130 (2.73%) Algorithms
9 116 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 104 (2.18%) Derivative
11 98 (2.06%) Client/Server
12 88 (1.85%) Hedge funds
13 86 (1.80%) Mobile App
14 78 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
15 74 (1.55%) Replication
16 67 (1.41%) Data Structures
16 67 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
17 66 (1.39%) Mainframe
18 56 (1.18%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3,197 (67.09%) Linux
2 1,449 (30.41%) Windows
3 256 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 250 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 188 (3.95%) AIX
6 168 (3.53%) Solaris
7 158 (3.32%) CentOS
8 112 (2.35%) Ubuntu
9 108 (2.27%) Android
10 107 (2.25%) Apple iOS
11 100 (2.10%) Mac OS
12 80 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 65 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 55 (1.15%) Debian
15 45 (0.94%) Windows 10
16 41 (0.86%) Windows 7
17 40 (0.84%) HPUX
18 35 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
19 30 (0.63%) Mac OS X
20 27 (0.57%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,008 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (19.56%) DevOps
3 638 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
4 562 (11.79%) ITIL
5 544 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
6 478 (10.03%) Software Engineering
7 428 (8.98%) Service Delivery
8 347 (7.28%) Change Control
9 344 (7.22%) Product Management
10 343 (7.20%) Network Design
11 340 (7.14%) Computer Science
12 319 (6.69%) Test Automation
13 312 (6.55%) Network Management
14 301 (6.32%) Configuration Management
15 299 (6.27%) Analytics
16 288 (6.04%) SDLC
17 282 (5.92%) Scrum
18 256 (5.37%) Information Security
19 249 (5.23%) Mentoring
20 229 (4.81%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,644 (34.50%) Python
2 1,643 (34.48%) SQL
3 1,332 (27.95%) Java
4 929 (19.50%) Bash Shell
5 841 (17.65%) Perl
6 478 (10.03%) JavaScript
7 437 (9.17%) Shell Script
8 386 (8.10%) C++
9 326 (6.84%) PowerShell
10 323 (6.78%) PHP
11 271 (5.69%) PL/SQL
12 259 (5.44%) C
13 240 (5.04%) Ruby
14 235 (4.93%) C#
15 156 (3.27%) Scala
16 98 (2.06%) Go
17 72 (1.51%) Java 8
18 55 (1.15%) Korn
19 51 (1.07%) Groovy
20 49 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 588 (12.34%) Degree
2 465 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 385 (8.08%) CCNA
4 381 (8.00%) CCNP
5 317 (6.65%) Security Cleared
6 151 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 149 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 133 (2.79%) DV Cleared
9 77 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 67 (1.41%) CISSP
11 63 (1.32%) RHCE
12 53 (1.11%) MCSE
13 48 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
14 42 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (0.84%) CISM
16 38 (0.80%) OCA
17 37 (0.78%) OCP
17 37 (0.78%) SANS
18 34 (0.71%) AWS Certification
18 34 (0.71%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 344 (7.22%) QA
3 310 (6.51%) ISO 9001
4 155 (3.25%) SLA
5 48 (1.01%) GDPR
5 48 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 43 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 42 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 19 (0.40%) Solvency II
9 15 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.25%) NIST
12 10 (0.21%) COBIT
13 9 (0.19%) ISO 9000
13 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.13%) SEPA
15 4 (0.084%) ISO 20022
16 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.042%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 510 (10.70%) Docker
2 244 (5.12%) Active Directory
3 229 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 66 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
6 56 (1.18%) XenApp
7 49 (1.03%) HDFS
8 48 (1.01%) vSphere
9 43 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 39 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
11 37 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (0.73%) NFS
13 34 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
14 31 (0.65%) Apache Flume
15 24 (0.50%) Firmware
15 24 (0.50%) Snort
16 19 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (0.27%) DFS Replication
17 13 (0.27%) Terminal Server
18 12 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 553 (11.61%) Ansible
2 486 (10.20%) Puppet
3 433 (9.09%) Nagios
4 381 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
5 327 (6.86%) FortiGate
6 296 (6.21%) Kubernetes
7 226 (4.74%) Terraform
8 69 (1.45%) SCCM
9 66 (1.39%) Rundeck
10 56 (1.18%) Consul
11 51 (1.07%) SCOM
12 50 (1.05%) NetBackup
13 39 (0.82%) Graphite
13 39 (0.82%) ZABBIX
14 37 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 37 (0.78%) Oozie
14 37 (0.78%) SCOrch
14 37 (0.78%) SELinux
15 36 (0.76%) Automic
16 34 (0.71%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1,006 (21.11%) Oracle
2 514 (10.79%) Cisco
3 461 (9.67%) Microsoft
4 372 (7.81%) VMware
5 334 (7.01%) Fortinet
6 290 (6.09%) Red Hat
7 247 (5.18%) Palo Alto
8 210 (4.41%) Google
9 199 (4.18%) IBM
10 188 (3.95%) HP
11 179 (3.76%) Splunk
12 169 (3.55%) Citrix
13 119 (2.50%) Cloudera
14 112 (2.35%) ServiceNow
15 110 (2.31%) SAP
16 99 (2.08%) Atlassian
17 78 (1.64%) NetApp
18 72 (1.51%) Sybase
19 65 (1.36%) TIBCO
20 64 (1.34%) SolarWinds