Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 66 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 -7
Permanent jobs citing Unix 6,831 7,745 11,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.94% 4.44% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.28% 18.17% 20.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4,851 5,951 9,082
UK median annual salary £53,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.92% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,902 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.23% - +5.88%

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 41,953 42,627 54,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.19% 24.42% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34,310 35,966 46,171
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,677 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -6 6,372 £55,000 +4.76% 901
UK excluding London -22 3,384 £46,902 +4.23% 504
London -8 3,331 £65,000 +8.33% 440
South East -25 1,235 £47,500 -5.00% 138
North of England -12 781 £45,575 +7.24% 121
North West +16 495 £47,500 +11.76% 70
East of England -42 379 £55,000 +22.22% 84
Midlands -52 350 £45,000 +3.45% 69
South West -29 299 £40,750 -6.32% 49
Yorkshire -30 252 £42,250 -0.59% 40
Scotland 0 249 £40,000 -11.11% 35
West Midlands -57 211 £45,000 - 38
East Midlands -14 138 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Wales -10 61 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Northern Ireland +2 40 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North East -52 34 £41,500 +31.75% 11
Isle of Man - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 4,157 (60.85%) Linux
2 2,566 (37.56%) SQL
3 2,438 (35.69%) Finance
4 2,311 (33.83%) Java
5 2,219 (32.48%) Windows
6 1,857 (27.18%) Oracle
7 1,736 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
8 1,602 (23.45%) Python
9 1,370 (20.06%) Banking
10 1,105 (16.18%) DevOps
11 969 (14.19%) Degree
12 912 (13.35%) Perl
13 895 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
14 894 (13.09%) JavaScript
15 866 (12.68%) Shell Script
16 814 (11.92%) C++
17 808 (11.83%) Investment Banking
18 780 (11.42%) ITIL
19 763 (11.17%) Git (software)
20 740 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
21 738 (10.80%) Bash Shell
22 735 (10.76%) Microsoft
23 718 (10.51%) Puppet
24 695 (10.17%) Jenkins
25 682 (9.98%) Computer Science
26 679 (9.94%) SQL Server
27 666 (9.75%) Software Engineering
28 661 (9.68%) HTML
29 655 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
30 604 (8.84%) MySQL

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
1 445 (6.51%) Apache
2 416 (6.09%) Tomcat
3 252 (3.69%) WebSphere
4 216 (3.16%) JBoss
5 199 (2.91%) WebLogic
6 174 (2.55%) IIS
7 169 (2.47%) OpenStack
8 136 (1.99%) Confluence
9 130 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
10 105 (1.54%) Apache Spark
11 98 (1.43%) SharePoint
12 87 (1.27%) nginx
13 82 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
14 71 (1.04%) CMS
15 64 (0.94%) SAS
16 62 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 49 (0.72%) CloudStack
18 44 (0.64%) Apache Solr
19 34 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
20 33 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 125 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.12%) HipChat
8 4 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.044%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.044%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.015%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.015%) CATIA
10 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.015%) Maya
10 1 (0.015%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 55 (0.81%) ION MarketView
1 55 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 31 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 22 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.29%) Magento
6 18 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (0.25%) Temenos T24
8 16 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 14 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
11 11 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 10 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
12 10 (0.15%) ResourceLink
13 9 (0.13%) CiviCRM
13 9 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.13%) Teamcenter
14 8 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 895 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 360 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (2.81%) SaaS
4 142 (2.08%) GitHub
5 117 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 114 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 110 (1.61%) PaaS
8 102 (1.49%) IaaS
9 85 (1.24%) Office 365
10 61 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 51 (0.75%) Serverless
13 50 (0.73%) Amazon S3
14 45 (0.66%) OpenShift
15 24 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 23 (0.34%) npm
17 20 (0.29%) Google App Engine
18 18 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
19 17 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
20 16 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 559 (8.18%) TCP/IP
2 503 (7.36%) Firewall
3 253 (3.70%) HTTP
4 230 (3.37%) DNS
5 221 (3.24%) Internet
6 215 (3.15%) SAN
7 166 (2.43%) WAN
8 165 (2.42%) Network Security
9 156 (2.28%) LAN
10 144 (2.11%) VPN
11 132 (1.93%) SSL
12 131 (1.92%) DHCP
13 90 (1.32%) SSH
14 73 (1.07%) VoIP
15 71 (1.04%) BGP
16 70 (1.02%) FTP
17 68 (1.00%) Wireless
18 64 (0.94%) Ethernet
19 58 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
19 58 (0.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 604 (8.84%) MySQL
3 576 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 509 (7.45%) Oracle Database
5 302 (4.42%) NoSQL
6 297 (4.35%) Big Data
7 256 (3.75%) RDBMS
8 244 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
9 208 (3.04%) MongoDB
10 204 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
11 186 (2.72%) Hadoop
12 161 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
13 145 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 138 (2.02%) DB2
15 109 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
16 95 (1.39%) Redis
17 90 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
18 86 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
19 71 (1.04%) OLAP
20 65 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 763 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 695 (10.17%) Jenkins
3 456 (6.68%) JIRA
4 352 (5.15%) Subversion
5 336 (4.92%) Maven
6 228 (3.34%) JUnit
7 184 (2.69%) Selenium
8 169 (2.47%) Cucumber
9 164 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 124 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 98 (1.43%) Gradle
12 95 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
13 88 (1.29%) Eclipse
14 87 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
15 78 (1.14%) Vagrant
16 77 (1.13%) Visual Studio
17 72 (1.05%) Ant
18 67 (0.98%) SoapUI
19 61 (0.89%) Bitbucket
20 55 (0.81%) PHPUnit
General
1 2,438 (35.69%) Finance
2 1,370 (20.06%) Banking
3 808 (11.83%) Investment Banking
4 540 (7.91%) Retail Banking
5 463 (6.78%) Front Office
6 248 (3.63%) Retail
7 203 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 144 (2.11%) Financial Institution
9 133 (1.95%) Games
10 127 (1.86%) Marketing
11 113 (1.65%) Back Office
12 95 (1.39%) Advertising
13 94 (1.38%) Law
14 72 (1.05%) Legal
15 70 (1.02%) Manufacturing
16 63 (0.92%) Private Banking
17 48 (0.70%) French Language
18 44 (0.64%) Electronics
19 43 (0.63%) German Language
20 41 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,576 (23.07%) Developer
2 903 (13.22%) Analyst
3 570 (8.34%) Java Developer
4 542 (7.93%) Applications Support
5 503 (7.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 447 (6.54%) Support Analyst
7 416 (6.09%) Consultant
8 329 (4.82%) Software Engineer
9 327 (4.79%) Administrator
10 315 (4.61%) Senior Developer
11 313 (4.58%) Architect
12 271 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
13 237 (3.47%) Applications Support Analyst
14 227 (3.32%) Support Engineer
15 209 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
16 206 (3.02%) Software Developer
17 201 (2.94%) DBA
18 181 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
19 175 (2.56%) Unix Engineer
20 170 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 661 (9.68%) HTML
2 599 (8.77%) Web Services
3 502 (7.35%) XML
4 480 (7.03%) CSS
5 446 (6.53%) Spring
6 402 (5.88%) .NET
6 402 (5.88%) Middleware
7 398 (5.83%) REST
8 345 (5.05%) J2EE
9 333 (4.87%) AngularJS
10 284 (4.16%) FIX Protocol
11 280 (4.10%) SOAP
12 272 (3.98%) HTML5
13 242 (3.54%) JSON
14 232 (3.40%) jQuery
15 212 (3.10%) RESTful
16 185 (2.71%) Node.js
17 177 (2.59%) React
18 164 (2.40%) Java EE
19 162 (2.37%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 740 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 682 (9.98%) Computer Science
3 327 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 315 (4.61%) Linux Command Line
5 286 (4.19%) Equities
6 254 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
7 243 (3.56%) Fintech
8 233 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 228 (3.34%) Management Information System
10 222 (3.25%) Algorithms
11 210 (3.07%) Fixed Income
12 198 (2.90%) Derivative
13 120 (1.76%) User Experience
14 118 (1.73%) Clustering
15 111 (1.62%) Hedge funds
16 108 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
17 105 (1.54%) Mainframe
18 94 (1.38%) Data Structures
19 72 (1.05%) Client/Server
20 67 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4,157 (60.85%) Linux
2 2,219 (32.48%) Windows
3 520 (7.61%) Solaris
4 370 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 361 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 264 (3.86%) AIX
7 195 (2.85%) CentOS
8 121 (1.77%) Apple iOS
8 121 (1.77%) HPUX
9 119 (1.74%) Android
10 106 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 95 (1.39%) Ubuntu
12 82 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 78 (1.14%) Debian
14 65 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 64 (0.94%) Mac OS X
16 63 (0.92%) Windows 7
17 61 (0.89%) Mac OS
18 53 (0.78%) Windows 10
19 52 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,736 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,105 (16.18%) DevOps
3 780 (11.42%) ITIL
4 666 (9.75%) Software Engineering
5 655 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
6 602 (8.81%) Wealth Management
7 578 (8.46%) Asset Management
8 547 (8.01%) Test Automation
9 542 (7.93%) Scrum
10 532 (7.79%) Configuration Management
11 508 (7.44%) OO
12 504 (7.38%) Open Source
13 434 (6.35%) TDD
14 391 (5.72%) SDLC
15 380 (5.56%) Mentoring
16 368 (5.39%) Analytics
17 328 (4.80%) Information Security
18 300 (4.39%) High Availability
19 284 (4.16%) Microservices
20 282 (4.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,566 (37.56%) SQL
2 2,311 (33.83%) Java
3 1,602 (23.45%) Python
4 912 (13.35%) Perl
5 894 (13.09%) JavaScript
6 866 (12.68%) Shell Script
7 814 (11.92%) C++
8 738 (10.80%) Bash Shell
9 437 (6.40%) PL/SQL
10 425 (6.22%) PHP
11 412 (6.03%) C#
11 412 (6.03%) PowerShell
12 410 (6.00%) C
13 408 (5.97%) Ruby
14 200 (2.93%) Scala
15 101 (1.48%) VB
16 90 (1.32%) Groovy
16 90 (1.32%) R
17 83 (1.22%) VBA
18 82 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 969 (14.19%) Degree
2 377 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 265 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 227 (3.32%) CISSP
5 189 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 141 (2.06%) CISM
8 119 (1.74%) CCNA
9 104 (1.52%) SANS
10 95 (1.39%) CCNP
11 81 (1.19%) GIAC
12 79 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 70 (1.02%) CISA
14 68 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
15 60 (0.88%) CREST Certified
16 56 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 52 (0.76%) RHCE
18 49 (0.72%) CEH
19 48 (0.70%) CCIE
19 48 (0.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (5.40%) QA
2 230 (3.37%) SLA
3 134 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 75 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 54 (0.79%) COBIT
6 49 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 47 (0.69%) GDPR
8 44 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 42 (0.61%) GCP
10 41 (0.60%) ISO 9001
11 31 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.23%) ISO 20022
12 16 (0.23%) ISO 8583
13 15 (0.22%) PMO
14 11 (0.16%) Solvency II
15 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.15%) SEPA
16 8 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 7 (0.10%) RosettaNet
18 6 (0.088%) GPG13
System Software
1 532 (7.79%) Docker
2 379 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 360 (5.27%) Active Directory
4 104 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 91 (1.33%) vSphere
6 85 (1.24%) Hyper-V
7 70 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
8 65 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 58 (0.85%) NFS
10 53 (0.78%) Samba
11 48 (0.70%) Xen
12 46 (0.67%) KVM
13 44 (0.64%) Ceph
14 35 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
15 34 (0.50%) XenServer
16 29 (0.42%) Apache Flume
17 26 (0.38%) Varnish
17 26 (0.38%) VMware NSX
18 22 (0.32%) iptables
19 18 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 718 (10.51%) Puppet
2 541 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
3 494 (7.23%) Ansible
4 176 (2.58%) Terraform
5 162 (2.37%) Kubernetes
6 156 (2.28%) Nagios
7 116 (1.70%) Tivoli
8 84 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 77 (1.13%) Data Guard
10 63 (0.92%) Nessus
11 62 (0.91%) Cobbler
12 61 (0.89%) SCCM
13 56 (0.82%) SCOM
14 55 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 46 (0.67%) Salt
16 40 (0.59%) Packer
17 37 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
18 34 (0.50%) Control-M
18 34 (0.50%) NetBackup
19 33 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,857 (27.18%) Oracle
2 735 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 538 (7.88%) VMware
4 509 (7.45%) Red Hat
5 326 (4.77%) Cisco
6 288 (4.22%) IBM
7 285 (4.17%) Sybase
8 218 (3.19%) HP
9 193 (2.83%) Splunk
10 150 (2.20%) SAP
11 134 (1.96%) ServiceNow
12 131 (1.92%) Juniper
13 123 (1.80%) Google
14 120 (1.76%) F5
15 115 (1.68%) Citrix
16 111 (1.62%) CheckPoint
17 104 (1.52%) NetApp
18 91 (1.33%) Sun
19 88 (1.29%) Palo Alto
20 86 (1.26%) EMC