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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
UK
Rank 71 55 49
Rank change year-on-year -16 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Unix 3327 5201 5704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.93% 5.03% 5.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.60% 19.28% 19.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2539 4036 4571
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20041 26982 29096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.69% 26.09% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16855 22704 24368
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Unix as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 3118 £50,000 -4.76% 424
London -20 1503 £60,000 -4.00% 197
South East -6 652 £50,000 +11.11% 86
City of London +8 307 £62,500 -3.84% 75
Berkshire +7 218 £45,000 -10.00% 16
East of England -28 210 £45,000 - 22
Yorkshire -35 179 £43,000 +7.50% 21
South West -16 178 £40,000 -5.88% 32
North West -15 173 £45,000 +5.26% 27
Surrey 0 145 £50,000 +11.11% 22
West Midlands -20 142 £42,500 -1.16% 21
West Yorkshire -13 124 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Hampshire -14 121 £45,000 -4.25% 21
Scotland -1 117 £45,000 - 20
Reading +4 115 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Manchester -7 115 £45,000 - 17
Hertfordshire -10 100 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Leeds -8 97 £50,000 +25.00% 13
East Midlands -47 68 £37,500 -1.31% 11
Glasgow -2 65 £48,750 +5.12% 9
Cambridgeshire -18 60 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Sussex +34 58 £53,750 +26.47% 6
Wiltshire +30 54 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Cambridge -17 50 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Bristol -30 50 £38,250 -23.50% 16
Edinburgh +3 48 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Watford -14 44 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Birmingham -21 39 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Oxfordshire +20 37 £53,750 +19.44% 5
Gloucestershire -16 37 £50,000 +17.64% 1

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Unix.

1 4726 (65.59%) Linux
2 2555 (35.46%) SQL
3 2439 (33.85%) Java
4 2404 (33.37%) Windows
5 2158 (29.95%) Finance
6 1974 (27.40%) Oracle
7 1611 (22.36%) Python
8 1577 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
9 1105 (15.34%) Degree
10 1041 (14.45%) Shell Script
11 995 (13.81%) Perl
12 971 (13.48%) DevOps
13 958 (13.30%) C++
14 945 (13.12%) Banking
15 855 (11.87%) Puppet
16 821 (11.39%) JavaScript
17 776 (10.77%) VMware
18 773 (10.73%) ITIL
19 756 (10.49%) Microsoft
20 750 (10.41%) SQL Server
21 744 (10.33%) Software Engineering
22 735 (10.20%) Bash Shell
23 723 (10.03%) Red Hat
24 707 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
25 688 (9.55%) MySQL
26 686 (9.52%) HTML
27 676 (9.38%) Solaris
28 667 (9.26%) XML
29 664 (9.22%) Firewall
30 659 (9.15%) Git (software)

Unix
Top Related 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
1 480 (6.66%) Apache
2 457 (6.34%) WebLogic
3 456 (6.33%) Tomcat
4 438 (6.08%) JBoss
5 390 (5.41%) WebSphere
6 213 (2.96%) IIS
7 207 (2.87%) OpenStack
8 153 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 136 (1.89%) MS Exchange
10 123 (1.71%) Apache Spark
11 111 (1.54%) CloudStack
12 102 (1.42%) SharePoint
12 102 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 74 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 65 (0.90%) Confluence
15 64 (0.89%) CMS
16 60 (0.83%) nginx
17 57 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
18 56 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
19 54 (0.75%) Jetty
Applications
1 357 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 135 (1.87%) MS Office
3 58 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.28%) MS Project
6 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.11%) SPSS
8 5 (0.069%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.056%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.042%) GNU Octave
11 2 (0.028%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.028%) Maya
11 2 (0.028%) NUKE
11 2 (0.028%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.014%) Autodesk Smoke
12 1 (0.014%) Avid Media Composer
12 1 (0.014%) Simulink
12 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 107 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 75 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 30 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 23 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (0.26%) Magento
7 17 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
8 14 (0.19%) assyst
8 14 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (0.17%) Teamcenter
9 12 (0.17%) Temenos T24
10 11 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 10 (0.14%) ION MarketView
11 10 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 10 (0.14%) Sage X3
12 9 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
12 9 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
13 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 659 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 288 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (2.71%) SaaS
4 111 (1.54%) PaaS
5 108 (1.50%) IaaS
6 99 (1.37%) GitHub
7 98 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 75 (1.04%) Office 365
9 64 (0.89%) CloudBees
10 58 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (0.44%) Amazon S3
13 29 (0.40%) G Suite
14 23 (0.32%) Slack
15 19 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (0.26%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
18 8 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 664 (9.22%) Firewall
2 642 (8.91%) TCP/IP
3 363 (5.04%) DNS
4 355 (4.93%) SAN
5 305 (4.23%) Internet
6 254 (3.53%) HTTP
6 254 (3.53%) WAN
7 247 (3.43%) LAN
8 244 (3.39%) SSL
9 225 (3.12%) Network Security
10 199 (2.76%) VPN
11 194 (2.69%) LDAP
12 171 (2.37%) DHCP
13 143 (1.98%) BGP
14 137 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
15 128 (1.78%) NAS
16 125 (1.73%) OSPF
17 106 (1.47%) MPLS
18 98 (1.36%) FTP
19 93 (1.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 750 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 688 (9.55%) MySQL
3 591 (8.20%) Relational Database
4 551 (7.65%) Oracle Database
5 323 (4.48%) RDBMS
6 255 (3.54%) NoSQL
7 245 (3.40%) MongoDB
8 222 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 198 (2.75%) Hadoop
10 197 (2.73%) Big Data
10 197 (2.73%) DB2
11 162 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 156 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
13 139 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
14 133 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
15 92 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
16 83 (1.15%) KDB
17 76 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
18 72 (1.00%) Apache Hive
19 66 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 659 (9.15%) Git (software)
1 659 (9.15%) Jenkins
2 357 (4.95%) Selenium
3 346 (4.80%) Subversion
4 324 (4.50%) JIRA
5 300 (4.16%) Maven
6 251 (3.48%) JUnit
7 185 (2.57%) Cucumber
8 168 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 154 (2.14%) Ant
10 145 (2.01%) HP UFT
11 131 (1.82%) Vagrant
12 122 (1.69%) TeamCity
13 103 (1.43%) Gradle
14 101 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 99 (1.37%) Hudson
16 91 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
17 82 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
18 79 (1.10%) Eclipse
19 76 (1.05%) ClearCase
General
1 2158 (29.95%) Finance
2 945 (13.12%) Banking
3 361 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 360 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 323 (4.48%) Front Office
6 265 (3.68%) Retail
7 142 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 124 (1.72%) Marketing
9 107 (1.49%) Back Office
10 106 (1.47%) Games
11 94 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 77 (1.07%) Legal
13 71 (0.99%) Advertising
14 70 (0.97%) Electronics
15 66 (0.92%) Law
16 64 (0.89%) French Language
17 45 (0.62%) German Language
18 37 (0.51%) Publishing
19 29 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
19 29 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1605 (22.28%) Developer
2 896 (12.44%) Analyst
3 631 (8.76%) Java Developer
4 475 (6.59%) Administrator
5 461 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 449 (6.23%) Linux Engineer
7 432 (6.00%) Applications Support
8 398 (5.52%) Consultant
9 364 (5.05%) Support Analyst
10 335 (4.65%) Unix Engineer
11 316 (4.39%) C++ Developer
12 302 (4.19%) Software Engineer
13 293 (4.07%) Senior Developer
14 286 (3.97%) Architect
15 285 (3.96%) Support Engineer
16 263 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
17 236 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
18 228 (3.16%) DBA
19 213 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
20 201 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 686 (9.52%) HTML
2 667 (9.26%) XML
3 619 (8.59%) Web Services
4 538 (7.47%) Spring
5 487 (6.76%) .NET
6 438 (6.08%) CSS
7 403 (5.59%) J2EE
8 367 (5.09%) Middleware
9 345 (4.79%) SOAP
10 285 (3.96%) REST
11 229 (3.18%) Hibernate
12 221 (3.07%) HTML5
13 214 (2.97%) RESTful
14 209 (2.90%) JSON
15 200 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
16 198 (2.75%) JMS
17 169 (2.35%) AngularJS
18 153 (2.12%) JSP
19 151 (2.10%) Java EE
20 146 (2.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 658 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 639 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 439 (6.09%) Data Centre
4 321 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 266 (3.69%) Equities
6 230 (3.19%) Algorithms
7 223 (3.10%) Derivative
8 220 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 197 (2.73%) Fixed Income
10 173 (2.40%) Clustering
11 164 (2.28%) Fintech
12 160 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
13 147 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
14 122 (1.69%) Data Structures
15 106 (1.47%) Hedge funds
16 89 (1.24%) Replication
17 87 (1.21%) Client/Server
17 87 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
18 74 (1.03%) User Experience
19 70 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4726 (65.59%) Linux
2 2404 (33.37%) Windows
3 676 (9.38%) Solaris
4 560 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 501 (6.95%) Windows Server
6 292 (4.05%) AIX
7 200 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 187 (2.60%) CentOS
9 166 (2.30%) Android
9 166 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 150 (2.08%) Ubuntu
11 138 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 125 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 125 (1.73%) HPUX
13 110 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 86 (1.19%) Debian
15 76 (1.05%) SUSE
16 75 (1.04%) CoreOS
17 61 (0.85%) Windows 2000
18 53 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1577 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (13.48%) DevOps
3 773 (10.73%) ITIL
4 744 (10.33%) Software Engineering
5 707 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
6 589 (8.17%) Configuration Management
7 562 (7.80%) Scrum
8 510 (7.08%) OO
9 428 (5.94%) SDLC
10 410 (5.69%) Open Source
11 396 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
12 395 (5.48%) TDD
13 387 (5.37%) Information Security
14 368 (5.11%) Multithreading
15 364 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 356 (4.94%) Project Management
17 330 (4.58%) High Availability
18 329 (4.57%) SOA
19 327 (4.54%) Mentoring
20 318 (4.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2555 (35.46%) SQL
2 2439 (33.85%) Java
3 1611 (22.36%) Python
4 1041 (14.45%) Shell Script
5 995 (13.81%) Perl
6 958 (13.30%) C++
7 821 (11.39%) JavaScript
8 735 (10.20%) Bash Shell
9 513 (7.12%) C#
10 496 (6.88%) Ruby
11 467 (6.48%) C
12 432 (6.00%) PHP
13 428 (5.94%) PL/SQL
14 378 (5.25%) PowerShell
15 151 (2.10%) VB
16 140 (1.94%) Scala
17 92 (1.28%) Groovy
18 84 (1.17%) Go
19 64 (0.89%) T-SQL
20 56 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1105 (15.34%) Degree
2 412 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 236 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 223 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 181 (2.51%) CISSP
6 138 (1.92%) CCNA
7 128 (1.78%) CCNP
8 124 (1.72%) DV Cleared
9 104 (1.44%) CISM
10 90 (1.25%) SANS
11 87 (1.21%) CEH
12 84 (1.17%) GCIA
13 83 (1.15%) GCIH
13 83 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 80 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
15 71 (0.99%) ISTQB
16 66 (0.92%) ISEB
17 65 (0.90%) GIAC
18 60 (0.83%) MCSE
19 51 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 425 (5.90%) QA
2 250 (3.47%) SLA
3 122 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 60 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 51 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.37%) MiFID
8 23 (0.32%) PMO
9 17 (0.24%) SDET
10 15 (0.21%) COBIT
10 15 (0.21%) ISO27002
11 11 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 7 (0.097%) EMIR
13 7 (0.097%) GPG13
13 7 (0.097%) HL7
13 7 (0.097%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.083%) DICOM
14 6 (0.083%) ISO22301
15 5 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 546 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 404 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 352 (4.89%) Docker
4 188 (2.61%) vSphere
5 139 (1.93%) Hyper-V
6 134 (1.86%) XenServer
7 129 (1.79%) Xen
8 101 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
9 71 (0.99%) NFS
10 66 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
11 65 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
12 64 (0.89%) Samba
13 63 (0.87%) Firmware
14 62 (0.86%) VMware ESX
15 52 (0.72%) XenApp
16 51 (0.71%) HDFS
17 42 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 36 (0.50%) Snort
19 27 (0.37%) iptables
19 27 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 855 (11.87%) Puppet
2 560 (7.77%) Opscode Chef
3 464 (6.44%) Ansible
4 310 (4.30%) Nagios
5 183 (2.54%) Tivoli
6 121 (1.68%) Cobbler
7 117 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
8 113 (1.57%) Kubernetes
9 98 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
10 94 (1.30%) Data Guard
11 85 (1.18%) Graphite
12 82 (1.14%) SCCM
13 78 (1.08%) NetBackup
14 77 (1.07%) SCOM
15 74 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 66 (0.92%) Terraform
17 65 (0.90%) Control-M
18 51 (0.71%) Salt
19 48 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
20 45 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1974 (27.40%) Oracle
2 776 (10.77%) VMware
3 756 (10.49%) Microsoft
4 723 (10.03%) Red Hat
5 475 (6.59%) Cisco
6 351 (4.87%) IBM
7 305 (4.23%) HP
8 232 (3.22%) Sybase
9 205 (2.85%) NetApp
10 199 (2.76%) Splunk
11 194 (2.69%) CheckPoint
12 193 (2.68%) Citrix
13 188 (2.61%) Juniper
14 185 (2.57%) Sun
15 166 (2.30%) SAP
16 160 (2.22%) F5
17 153 (2.12%) Google
17 153 (2.12%) Palo Alto
18 127 (1.76%) EMC
19 115 (1.60%) Veritas
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