Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 60 43
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -5
Permanent jobs citing Unix 7680 8740 12210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.41% 4.58% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.71% 18.35% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 6777 9869
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,177 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 43377 47627 57772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.90% 24.94% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 34952 40410 48677
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -8 7153 £55,000 +4.76% 343
London +2 4090 £62,500 +4.17% 164
UK excluding London -17 3466 £45,000 - 190
South East -15 1224 £47,500 -5.00% 73
North of England -17 801 £45,000 +12.50% 49
North West +10 479 £47,500 +18.75% 22
East of England -35 379 £47,000 -1.05% 27
Midlands -63 348 £45,000 +7.14% 19
South West -19 320 £42,500 - 11
Yorkshire -12 294 £42,000 +5.00% 21
Scotland -18 257 £41,000 -8.89% 9
West Midlands -51 234 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East Midlands -43 113 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Wales +14 109 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Northern Ireland +4 46 £40,000 -3.03%
North East -37 28 £40,000 +25.00% 6
Isle of Man - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4622 (60.18%) Linux
2 3000 (39.06%) Finance
3 2829 (36.84%) SQL
4 2778 (36.17%) Java
5 2452 (31.93%) Windows
6 2164 (28.18%) Oracle
7 1950 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
8 1864 (24.27%) Banking
9 1722 (22.42%) Python
10 1313 (17.10%) DevOps
11 1301 (16.94%) Investment Banking
12 1135 (14.78%) Degree
13 1134 (14.77%) Asset Management
14 1125 (14.65%) Wealth Management
15 1112 (14.48%) Perl
16 1054 (13.72%) Retail Banking
17 988 (12.86%) Shell Script
18 987 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
19 962 (12.53%) JavaScript
20 943 (12.28%) ITIL
21 895 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
22 887 (11.55%) Puppet
23 870 (11.33%) C++
24 816 (10.63%) SQL Server
25 768 (10.00%) Git (software)
26 753 (9.80%) Microsoft
27 743 (9.67%) Jenkins
28 736 (9.58%) Computer Science
29 732 (9.53%) Software Engineering
30 731 (9.52%) VMware

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
1 535 (6.97%) Apache
2 521 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 375 (4.88%) JBoss
4 324 (4.22%) WebLogic
5 281 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 214 (2.79%) OpenStack
7 194 (2.53%) IIS
8 162 (2.11%) SharePoint
9 152 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
10 139 (1.81%) Confluence
11 117 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 85 (1.11%) CloudStack
13 82 (1.07%) Apache Spark
14 80 (1.04%) SAS
15 70 (0.91%) nginx
15 70 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
16 69 (0.90%) CMS
17 51 (0.66%) MS Exchange
18 42 (0.55%) Apache Solr
19 38 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 162 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 130 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.12%) HipChat
7 8 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.078%) EngageOne
8 6 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.039%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.013%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.013%) Simulink
10 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 93 (1.21%) ION MarketView
2 52 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 29 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 26 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 23 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 23 (0.30%) Temenos T24
7 22 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 19 (0.25%) Magento
9 17 (0.22%) Temenos Globus
10 14 (0.18%) Teamcenter
11 13 (0.17%) assyst
12 12 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
13 11 (0.14%) Unica
14 10 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 10 (0.13%) SAP BPC
15 9 (0.12%) Summit
16 8 (0.10%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 895 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 431 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (2.97%) GitHub
4 161 (2.10%) SaaS
5 133 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 111 (1.45%) Office 365
7 102 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 87 (1.13%) IaaS
9 83 (1.08%) PaaS
10 44 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 39 (0.51%) OpenShift
12 30 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (0.34%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.34%) Serverless
14 24 (0.31%) CloudBees
14 24 (0.31%) Google App Engine
15 18 (0.23%) npm
16 12 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.14%) G Suite
17 11 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 634 (8.26%) TCP/IP
2 622 (8.10%) Firewall
3 341 (4.44%) SAN
4 285 (3.71%) DNS
5 269 (3.50%) HTTP
6 262 (3.41%) Internet
7 199 (2.59%) WAN
8 191 (2.49%) LAN
9 178 (2.32%) VPN
10 155 (2.02%) DHCP
11 152 (1.98%) Network Security
12 150 (1.95%) LDAP
12 150 (1.95%) SSL
13 118 (1.54%) Ethernet
14 112 (1.46%) BGP
15 106 (1.38%) NAS
16 88 (1.15%) Wireless
17 87 (1.13%) VoIP
18 85 (1.11%) SSH
19 80 (1.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 816 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 626 (8.15%) Relational Database
3 569 (7.41%) MySQL
4 506 (6.59%) Oracle Database
5 343 (4.47%) NoSQL
6 288 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 264 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
8 254 (3.31%) Big Data
9 245 (3.19%) MongoDB
10 233 (3.03%) RDBMS
11 183 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 176 (2.29%) Hadoop
13 165 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
14 164 (2.14%) DB2
15 141 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
16 135 (1.76%) Redis
17 114 (1.48%) OLAP
18 110 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
19 105 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
20 100 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 768 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 743 (9.67%) Jenkins
3 537 (6.99%) Maven
4 510 (6.64%) JIRA
5 443 (5.77%) Subversion
6 331 (4.31%) JUnit
7 326 (4.24%) TeamCity
8 216 (2.81%) Selenium
9 174 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 156 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
11 144 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 132 (1.72%) Ant
13 110 (1.43%) Gradle
14 102 (1.33%) Vagrant
15 99 (1.29%) Mockito
16 90 (1.17%) Hudson
17 79 (1.03%) Mercurial
18 75 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
19 69 (0.90%) JBehave
19 69 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 3000 (39.06%) Finance
2 1864 (24.27%) Banking
3 1301 (16.94%) Investment Banking
4 1054 (13.72%) Retail Banking
5 514 (6.69%) Front Office
6 318 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 233 (3.03%) Marketing
8 222 (2.89%) Retail
9 186 (2.42%) Financial Institution
10 127 (1.65%) Back Office
11 120 (1.56%) Manufacturing
12 99 (1.29%) Electronics
13 97 (1.26%) Games
14 77 (1.00%) Publishing
15 75 (0.98%) Law
16 66 (0.86%) Legal
17 54 (0.70%) German Language
18 53 (0.69%) Automotive
19 50 (0.65%) Private Banking
20 49 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1737 (22.62%) Developer
2 1010 (13.15%) Analyst
3 693 (9.02%) Java Developer
4 561 (7.30%) Support Analyst
5 547 (7.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 495 (6.45%) Applications Support
7 461 (6.00%) Administrator
8 415 (5.40%) Consultant
9 389 (5.07%) Software Engineer
10 355 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 330 (4.30%) Architect
12 322 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
13 262 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
14 260 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
15 243 (3.16%) Support Engineer
16 233 (3.03%) Unix Engineer
17 232 (3.02%) Software Developer
18 218 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
19 209 (2.72%) Oracle Developer
20 207 (2.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 682 (8.88%) Web Services
2 640 (8.33%) HTML
3 632 (8.23%) Spring
4 542 (7.06%) XML
5 536 (6.98%) .NET
6 439 (5.72%) SOAP
7 426 (5.55%) Middleware
8 424 (5.52%) REST
9 408 (5.31%) CSS
10 368 (4.79%) J2EE
11 318 (4.14%) AngularJS
12 313 (4.08%) RESTful
13 276 (3.59%) FIX Protocol
14 272 (3.54%) JSON
15 270 (3.52%) HTML5
16 261 (3.40%) Hibernate
17 187 (2.43%) JMS
18 177 (2.30%) jQuery
19 160 (2.08%) Java EE
20 134 (1.74%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 987 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 736 (9.58%) Computer Science
3 463 (6.03%) Data Centre
4 342 (4.45%) Management Information System
5 320 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
6 316 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
7 307 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 269 (3.50%) Derivative
9 260 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 252 (3.28%) Equities
11 214 (2.79%) Fintech
12 198 (2.58%) Fixed Income
13 188 (2.45%) User Experience
14 171 (2.23%) Data Structures
15 135 (1.76%) Clustering
16 134 (1.74%) Hedge funds
17 124 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
18 103 (1.34%) Public Cloud
19 98 (1.28%) Client/Server
20 88 (1.15%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4622 (60.18%) Linux
2 2452 (31.93%) Windows
3 693 (9.02%) Solaris
4 549 (7.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 388 (5.05%) Windows Server
6 299 (3.89%) AIX
7 185 (2.41%) CentOS
8 122 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (1.54%) Android
10 115 (1.50%) HPUX
11 106 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 103 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 96 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 81 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (0.91%) Debian
15 70 (0.91%) Mac OS X
16 66 (0.86%) Mac OS
17 48 (0.63%) Windows 7
18 46 (0.60%) CoreOS
19 41 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1950 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1313 (17.10%) DevOps
3 1134 (14.77%) Asset Management
4 1125 (14.65%) Wealth Management
5 943 (12.28%) ITIL
6 732 (9.53%) Software Engineering
7 725 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
8 668 (8.70%) Scrum
9 636 (8.28%) Configuration Management
10 633 (8.24%) Test Automation
11 622 (8.10%) OO
12 564 (7.34%) SDLC
13 511 (6.65%) Analytics
14 507 (6.60%) Open Source
15 429 (5.59%) Mentoring
16 420 (5.47%) TDD
17 382 (4.97%) Project Management
18 377 (4.91%) High Availability
19 323 (4.21%) Multithreading
20 321 (4.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2829 (36.84%) SQL
2 2778 (36.17%) Java
3 1722 (22.42%) Python
4 1112 (14.48%) Perl
5 988 (12.86%) Shell Script
6 962 (12.53%) JavaScript
7 870 (11.33%) C++
8 687 (8.95%) Bash Shell
9 669 (8.71%) PL/SQL
10 440 (5.73%) C
11 438 (5.70%) PowerShell
12 430 (5.60%) Ruby
13 428 (5.57%) C#
14 378 (4.92%) PHP
15 175 (2.28%) Scala
16 159 (2.07%) R
17 138 (1.80%) VB
18 111 (1.45%) Groovy
19 106 (1.38%) Korn
20 101 (1.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 1135 (14.78%) Degree
2 416 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 358 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 207 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 188 (2.45%) CISSP
6 186 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 126 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 116 (1.51%) CISM
9 114 (1.48%) CCNA
10 103 (1.34%) CCNP
11 102 (1.33%) Master's Degree
12 74 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 70 (0.91%) ISEB
14 70 (0.91%) SANS
15 61 (0.79%) RHCE
16 55 (0.72%) CREST Certified
16 55 (0.72%) MCSE
17 50 (0.65%) CCIE
17 50 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (6.08%) QA
2 307 (4.00%) SLA
3 145 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 91 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 38 (0.49%) GDPR
6 38 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 33 (0.43%) COBIT
8 30 (0.39%) GCP
9 28 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.27%) PMO
11 19 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 12 (0.16%) RosettaNet
14 10 (0.13%) ISO 20022
14 10 (0.13%) ISO 8583
14 10 (0.13%) MiFID
15 8 (0.10%) SEPA
16 7 (0.091%) EMIR
System Software
1 550 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 457 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 451 (5.87%) Docker
4 148 (1.93%) vSphere
5 98 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 95 (1.24%) Xen
7 80 (1.04%) Hyper-V
7 80 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 80 (1.04%) XenServer
8 61 (0.79%) KVM
8 61 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
9 47 (0.61%) NFS
10 42 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (0.49%) VMware NSX
12 36 (0.47%) Samba
13 34 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 26 (0.34%) Firmware
14 26 (0.34%) Snort
15 25 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 25 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 887 (11.55%) Puppet
2 663 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 582 (7.58%) Ansible
4 185 (2.41%) Nagios
5 174 (2.27%) Tivoli
6 145 (1.89%) Kubernetes
7 122 (1.59%) Terraform
8 79 (1.03%) Control-M
9 78 (1.02%) SCOM
10 76 (0.99%) Cobbler
11 75 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
12 73 (0.95%) SCCM
13 67 (0.87%) Data Guard
14 57 (0.74%) Nessus
15 54 (0.70%) Salt
16 51 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 49 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 47 (0.61%) Mesos
18 47 (0.61%) NetBackup
18 47 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2164 (28.18%) Oracle
2 753 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 731 (9.52%) VMware
4 704 (9.17%) Red Hat
5 465 (6.05%) Cisco
6 416 (5.42%) Sybase
7 386 (5.03%) IBM
8 243 (3.16%) HP
9 236 (3.07%) SAP
10 187 (2.43%) Splunk
11 163 (2.12%) Juniper
12 158 (2.06%) Citrix
13 155 (2.02%) F5
14 152 (1.98%) NetApp
15 149 (1.94%) Google
16 136 (1.77%) Murex
17 132 (1.72%) ION Trading
18 125 (1.63%) CheckPoint
19 123 (1.60%) Tableau
20 113 (1.47%) TIBCO