Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 95 88
Rank change year-on-year -44 -7 -18
Permanent jobs citing Unix 1,822 4,844 6,085
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 3.29% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.25% 14.33% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,465 3,538 4,538
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,500 £31,425
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 16,196 33,795 41,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.27% 22.95% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13,167 26,774 33,229
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% - +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,250 £41,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.63% +2.47% +1.25%

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 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 2020. 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 -46 1,684 £60,000 +9.09% 174
UK excluding London -61 909 £50,000 +11.11% 106
London -33 876 £70,000 +3.70% 77
South East -24 298 £55,000 +5.77% 20
North of England -97 168 £48,000 +1.05% 27
Midlands +9 158 £52,500 +28.05% 22
South West -9 127 £50,000 +25.00% 17
West Midlands +6 120 £52,500 +28.05% 14
Work from Home +11 112 £60,000 +9.09% 31
North West -2 96 £45,000 +2.27% 17
Scotland -21 67 £45,000 +0.56% 7
East of England +9 58 £70,000 +40.00% 10
Yorkshire -89 55 £55,000 +10.00% 7
East Midlands +30 35 £45,000 +16.13% 8
Wales -1 19 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North East -9 17 £38,000 -20.00% 3
Northern Ireland +8 15 £30,000 -11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 1,258 (69.05%) Linux
2 598 (32.82%) Java
3 590 (32.38%) SQL
4 564 (30.95%) Python
5 542 (29.75%) Windows
6 538 (29.53%) Finance
7 509 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
8 480 (26.34%) Oracle
9 428 (23.49%) AWS
10 409 (22.45%) DevOps
11 293 (16.08%) JavaScript
12 281 (15.42%) Azure
13 274 (15.04%) Git (software)
14 271 (14.87%) Docker
15 245 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
16 241 (13.23%) Software Engineering
17 238 (13.06%) Microsoft
18 227 (12.46%) Degree
19 223 (12.24%) Shell Script
20 222 (12.18%) Bash Shell
21 217 (11.91%) Ansible
22 216 (11.86%) Jenkins
23 213 (11.69%) VMware
24 201 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
25 200 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
26 193 (10.59%) SQL Server
26 193 (10.59%) Kubernetes
27 183 (10.04%) Test Automation
28 182 (9.99%) Banking
29 170 (9.33%) C++

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 73 (4.01%) Apache
2 66 (3.62%) Confluence
3 56 (3.07%) Apache Spark
4 52 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 26 (1.43%) IIS
8 24 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.21%) SharePoint
10 20 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 20 (1.10%) SAS
11 18 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.82%) JBoss
13 14 (0.77%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.66%) MQSeries
15 12 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (0.55%) nginx
17 6 (0.33%) NetWeaver
18 5 (0.27%) CICS
Applications
1 41 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) Abaqus
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.055%) CATIA
6 1 (0.055%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (0.93%) Salerio
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.16%) Magento
9 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 428 (23.49%) AWS
2 281 (15.42%) Azure
3 78 (4.28%) Office 365
4 63 (3.46%) SaaS
5 56 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (2.36%) GCP
7 41 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 40 (2.20%) OpenShift
8 40 (2.20%) Serverless
9 34 (1.87%) GitHub
9 34 (1.87%) Power Platform
10 31 (1.70%) PaaS
11 30 (1.65%) IaaS
12 26 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
13 22 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
15 17 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 150 (8.23%) Firewall
2 117 (6.42%) TCP/IP
3 98 (5.38%) DNS
4 78 (4.28%) Network Security
5 64 (3.51%) LAN
6 59 (3.24%) DHCP
6 59 (3.24%) WAN
7 51 (2.80%) VPN
8 50 (2.74%) Internet
8 50 (2.74%) SAN
9 41 (2.25%) HTTP
10 29 (1.59%) MPLS
11 24 (1.32%) BGP
12 23 (1.26%) OSPF
12 23 (1.26%) SSL
12 23 (1.26%) Wireless
13 22 (1.21%) FIX Connectivity
14 20 (1.10%) SNMP
15 19 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (1.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 144 (7.90%) NoSQL
3 129 (7.08%) MySQL
4 128 (7.03%) Oracle Database
5 120 (6.59%) Relational Database
6 118 (6.48%) MongoDB
7 113 (6.20%) Big Data
8 99 (5.43%) Hadoop
9 90 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
10 67 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
11 64 (3.51%) RDBMS
12 41 (2.25%) Apache Hive
13 39 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (1.98%) DB2
16 35 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
17 34 (1.87%) Power BI
18 33 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
18 33 (1.81%) Pentaho
19 31 (1.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 274 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 216 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 166 (9.11%) JIRA
4 69 (3.79%) Selenium
5 64 (3.51%) Bitbucket
6 59 (3.24%) Maven
7 56 (3.07%) Cucumber
8 46 (2.52%) Subversion
9 44 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 32 (1.76%) GitLab
11 31 (1.70%) JUnit
12 25 (1.37%) Appium
13 24 (1.32%) Artifactory
14 23 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (1.21%) Gradle
16 21 (1.15%) Visual Studio
17 18 (0.99%) JMeter
17 18 (0.99%) TeamCity
18 15 (0.82%) Eclipse
19 14 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 538 (29.53%) Finance
2 182 (9.99%) Banking
3 67 (3.68%) Retail
4 63 (3.46%) Front Office
5 58 (3.18%) Public Sector
6 55 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 49 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 46 (2.52%) Back Office
9 32 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.15%) Legal
11 18 (0.99%) Electronics
11 18 (0.99%) Marketing
12 17 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.66%) Military
14 11 (0.60%) Italian Language
15 9 (0.49%) International Banking
16 8 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.44%) Automotive
16 8 (0.44%) Law
17 7 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 344 (18.88%) Developer
2 197 (10.81%) Analyst
3 129 (7.08%) Java Developer
4 128 (7.03%) Software Engineer
5 127 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 108 (5.93%) Applications Support
6 108 (5.93%) Consultant
7 103 (5.65%) Senior Developer
8 101 (5.54%) Support Analyst
9 93 (5.10%) Administrator
10 74 (4.06%) Linux Engineer
11 69 (3.79%) Architect
11 69 (3.79%) Support Engineer
12 64 (3.51%) Java Engineer
13 60 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 58 (3.18%) Applications Support Analyst
14 58 (3.18%) Junior
15 52 (2.85%) Unix Engineer
16 51 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
16 51 (2.80%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (6.15%) XML
2 105 (5.76%) Node.js
3 98 (5.38%) CSS
3 98 (5.38%) HTML
4 96 (5.27%) Spring
5 86 (4.72%) Web Services
6 83 (4.56%) FIX Protocol
7 82 (4.50%) REST
8 81 (4.45%) RESTful
9 72 (3.95%) React
10 69 (3.79%) .NET
10 69 (3.79%) AngularJS
11 51 (2.80%) Middleware
12 46 (2.52%) Spring Boot
13 45 (2.47%) J2EE
14 41 (2.25%) LDAP
14 41 (2.25%) SOAP
15 37 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
15 37 (2.03%) JSON
16 34 (1.87%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 201 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 84 (4.61%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.46%) Fixed Income
5 62 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
5 62 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 47 (2.58%) Equities
8 45 (2.47%) User Experience
9 41 (2.25%) SWIFT
10 40 (2.20%) Derivative
11 39 (2.14%) Algorithms
12 37 (2.03%) PKI
13 31 (1.70%) Clustering
13 31 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 30 (1.65%) Cloud Native
15 28 (1.54%) Data Structures
16 25 (1.37%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
18 22 (1.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,258 (69.05%) Linux
2 542 (29.75%) Windows
3 140 (7.68%) Windows Server
4 132 (7.24%) Solaris
5 121 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 86 (4.72%) AIX
7 56 (3.07%) CentOS
7 56 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (2.96%) Windows 7
9 52 (2.85%) Ubuntu
10 50 (2.74%) Windows 10
11 37 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 29 (1.59%) Android
14 28 (1.54%) SUSE
14 28 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
15 27 (1.48%) Mac OS
16 25 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (1.26%) Apple iOS
18 22 (1.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (22.45%) DevOps
3 245 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
4 241 (13.23%) Software Engineering
5 200 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
6 183 (10.04%) Test Automation
7 168 (9.22%) Mentoring
8 166 (9.11%) ITIL
9 162 (8.89%) Configuration Management
10 160 (8.78%) TDD
11 151 (8.29%) Scrum
12 147 (8.07%) Computer Science
13 135 (7.41%) Open Source
14 129 (7.08%) Analytics
15 113 (6.20%) OO
16 112 (6.15%) Microservices
17 105 (5.76%) Information Security
18 104 (5.71%) BDD
19 99 (5.43%) Change Management
20 95 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 598 (32.82%) Java
2 590 (32.38%) SQL
3 564 (30.95%) Python
4 293 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 223 (12.24%) Shell Script
6 222 (12.18%) Bash Shell
7 170 (9.33%) C++
8 160 (8.78%) Perl
9 154 (8.45%) PowerShell
10 136 (7.46%) C
10 136 (7.46%) PL/SQL
11 90 (4.94%) C#
11 90 (4.94%) PHP
12 82 (4.50%) Ruby
13 52 (2.85%) R
14 50 (2.74%) Java 8
15 43 (2.36%) Go
16 34 (1.87%) Groovy
17 31 (1.70%) Scala
18 23 (1.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 227 (12.46%) Degree
2 88 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 37 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.81%) CCNA
8 32 (1.76%) CISSP
9 24 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.26%) CCNP
10 23 (1.26%) CISM
11 17 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.88%) JNCIA
13 14 (0.77%) SANS
13 14 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.71%) CISA
14 13 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
15 12 (0.66%) MCSA
15 12 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (7.35%) QA
2 77 (4.23%) SLA
3 59 (3.24%) GDPR
4 27 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (1.21%) NIST
7 19 (1.04%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.99%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.27%) FINRA
10 4 (0.22%) COBIT
10 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.16%) PSD2
12 2 (0.11%) FATCA
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.055%) EMIR
13 1 (0.055%) HL7
13 1 (0.055%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 271 (14.87%) Docker
2 129 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (6.81%) Active Directory
4 47 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.20%) vSphere
6 30 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.43%) HDFS
8 20 (1.10%) XenApp
9 17 (0.93%) NFS
10 16 (0.88%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.55%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.55%) OpenAM
11 10 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (0.55%) Squid
12 8 (0.44%) Firmware
12 8 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.33%) PowerHA
14 6 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 217 (11.91%) Ansible
2 193 (10.59%) Kubernetes
3 121 (6.64%) Puppet
4 107 (5.87%) Terraform
5 86 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (2.31%) Nagios
7 37 (2.03%) SCCM
8 32 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
9 31 (1.70%) Data Guard
10 30 (1.65%) Control-M
11 28 (1.54%) SCOM
12 20 (1.10%) Grafana
13 19 (1.04%) Kibana
13 19 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
14 17 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
15 15 (0.82%) Nessus
16 14 (0.77%) SELinux
16 14 (0.77%) Tivoli
16 14 (0.77%) ZABBIX
17 13 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 480 (26.34%) Oracle
2 238 (13.06%) Microsoft
3 213 (11.69%) VMware
4 165 (9.06%) Red Hat
5 90 (4.94%) Cisco
6 77 (4.23%) Informatica
7 64 (3.51%) IBM
8 58 (3.18%) ServiceNow
8 58 (3.18%) Sun
9 57 (3.13%) Citrix
10 52 (2.85%) HP
10 52 (2.85%) Splunk
11 50 (2.74%) Google
12 46 (2.52%) Cloudera
13 40 (2.20%) Tableau
14 39 (2.14%) Atlassian
14 39 (2.14%) SAP
15 38 (2.09%) Sybase
16 33 (1.81%) F5
17 31 (1.70%) EMC