Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 70 60
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Unix 5,695 7,552 9,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 4.26% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.68% 17.19% 18.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4,138 5,224 7,296
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £86,625 £82,500 £82,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 38,799 43,923 50,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.96% 24.79% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31,164 35,803 42,758
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +3.90%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -23 5,209 £55,000 +4.76% 756
UK excluding London -18 2,868 £47,500 +5.56% 501
London -18 2,721 £65,000 +8.33% 313
South East -36 873 £50,000 +5.26% 123
North of England -45 540 £45,000 - 127
East of England +29 460 £57,500 +27.78% 81
South West -1 314 £44,500 +4.71% 58
Midlands -15 302 £45,000 - 54
North West -39 295 £42,500 -10.53% 66
Scotland +4 293 £50,000 +5.26% 38
Yorkshire -32 213 £47,500 +11.76% 53
West Midlands -21 192 £50,000 +11.11% 31
East Midlands +4 110 £40,000 - 23
Wales -23 77 £36,250 -13.69% 16
North East -7 33 £37,500 +13.64% 8
Northern Ireland -29 14 £34,000 -38.18% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 3,631 (63.76%) Linux
2 2,225 (39.07%) SQL
3 1,852 (32.52%) Java
4 1,851 (32.50%) Finance
5 1,781 (31.27%) Windows
6 1,559 (27.37%) Python
7 1,477 (25.94%) Oracle
8 1,432 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1,014 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
10 1,005 (17.65%) DevOps
11 974 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
12 884 (15.52%) Degree
13 880 (15.45%) Shell Script
14 835 (14.66%) Banking
15 763 (13.40%) JavaScript
16 727 (12.77%) Bash Shell
17 697 (12.24%) SQL Server
18 670 (11.76%) Microsoft
19 662 (11.62%) Puppet
20 660 (11.59%) Perl
21 658 (11.55%) Git (software)
22 651 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
23 632 (11.10%) ITIL
24 604 (10.61%) Jenkins
24 604 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
25 586 (10.29%) Ansible
26 571 (10.03%) C++
27 558 (9.80%) Computer Science
28 535 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
29 522 (9.17%) HTML

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
1 381 (6.69%) Apache
2 280 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 202 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 193 (3.39%) Apache Spark
5 187 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 184 (3.23%) JBoss
7 168 (2.95%) IIS
8 143 (2.51%) OpenStack
9 108 (1.90%) Confluence
10 89 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
11 85 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 69 (1.21%) SAS
13 56 (0.98%) CMS
14 53 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
15 49 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
16 47 (0.83%) nginx
17 43 (0.76%) Apache Solr
18 37 (0.65%) MS Exchange
19 35 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
19 35 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 93 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.053%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.053%) EngageOne
7 2 (0.035%) Blender
7 2 (0.035%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.018%) HipChat
8 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 59 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 35 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 28 (0.49%) Magento
6 22 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 16 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
9 13 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (0.19%) SAP CRM
12 10 (0.18%) HFM
13 9 (0.16%) LongView
14 8 (0.14%) NetSuite
14 8 (0.14%) thinkFolio
15 6 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 6 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
16 5 (0.088%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 974 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
2 535 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 220 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 172 (3.02%) SaaS
5 137 (2.41%) GitHub
6 132 (2.32%) IaaS
7 99 (1.74%) PaaS
8 92 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 83 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 78 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 63 (1.11%) Office 365
12 62 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 52 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 32 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
16 26 (0.46%) CloudFront
17 25 (0.44%) CloudBees
18 24 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
19 20 (0.35%) Amazon Glacier
20 19 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 377 (6.62%) Firewall
2 337 (5.92%) TCP/IP
3 226 (3.97%) DNS
4 202 (3.55%) HTTP
5 200 (3.51%) Internet
6 180 (3.16%) SAN
7 156 (2.74%) LAN
8 145 (2.55%) WAN
9 118 (2.07%) Network Security
10 101 (1.77%) VPN
11 87 (1.53%) FIX Connectivity
12 70 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
13 67 (1.18%) SSH
14 66 (1.16%) SSL
15 58 (1.02%) NAS
16 57 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
17 56 (0.98%) DHCP
18 55 (0.97%) BGP
19 44 (0.77%) Kerberos
20 43 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 697 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 521 (9.15%) Relational Database
3 491 (8.62%) MySQL
4 432 (7.59%) Big Data
5 420 (7.37%) Oracle Database
6 298 (5.23%) NoSQL
7 273 (4.79%) RDBMS
8 252 (4.42%) MongoDB
9 247 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
10 233 (4.09%) Hadoop
11 200 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
12 149 (2.62%) DB2
13 128 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 122 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
15 115 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 115 (2.02%) Apache Hive
16 112 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
17 85 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
18 66 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
19 65 (1.14%) HBase
Development Applications
1 658 (11.55%) Git (software)
2 604 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 332 (5.83%) JIRA
4 327 (5.74%) Subversion
5 236 (4.14%) Maven
6 181 (3.18%) Selenium
7 156 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 133 (2.34%) JUnit
9 115 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 109 (1.91%) Cucumber
11 97 (1.70%) TeamCity
12 89 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 87 (1.53%) GoCD
14 80 (1.40%) Gradle
15 73 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
16 71 (1.25%) Eclipse
17 67 (1.18%) Ant
18 64 (1.12%) Bitbucket
19 58 (1.02%) PHPUnit
20 57 (1.00%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 1,851 (32.50%) Finance
2 835 (14.66%) Banking
3 357 (6.27%) Investment Banking
4 286 (5.02%) Retail
5 239 (4.20%) Financial Institution
6 232 (4.07%) Front Office
7 135 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 99 (1.74%) Games
9 87 (1.53%) Law
10 78 (1.37%) Advertising
11 77 (1.35%) Back Office
12 66 (1.16%) German Language
13 65 (1.14%) Marketing
14 63 (1.11%) Legal
15 45 (0.79%) Publishing
16 39 (0.68%) Manufacturing
17 34 (0.60%) Electronics
18 33 (0.58%) Billing
19 30 (0.53%) French Language
20 26 (0.46%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1,261 (22.14%) Developer
2 759 (13.33%) Analyst
3 481 (8.45%) Applications Support
4 430 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 407 (7.15%) Java Developer
6 393 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 361 (6.34%) Administrator
8 339 (5.95%) Consultant
9 307 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
10 268 (4.71%) Support Engineer
11 241 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
12 227 (3.99%) Software Engineer
13 226 (3.97%) Architect
14 223 (3.92%) DBA
15 176 (3.09%) Senior Developer
15 176 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
16 170 (2.99%) Unix Engineer
17 165 (2.90%) Unix Support
18 159 (2.79%) Linux Administrator
19 156 (2.74%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (9.17%) HTML
2 495 (8.69%) Web Services
3 467 (8.20%) XML
4 327 (5.74%) CSS
5 302 (5.30%) .NET
6 279 (4.90%) Spring
7 278 (4.88%) Middleware
8 259 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
9 217 (3.81%) AngularJS
10 216 (3.79%) REST
11 211 (3.71%) JSON
12 192 (3.37%) Kafka
13 191 (3.35%) J2EE
14 166 (2.91%) RESTful
15 159 (2.79%) SOAP
16 154 (2.70%) LDAP
17 139 (2.44%) Hibernate
18 136 (2.39%) React
19 134 (2.35%) jQuery
20 128 (2.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 604 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 558 (9.80%) Computer Science
3 289 (5.07%) Linux Command Line
4 286 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 231 (4.06%) Equities
6 230 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 227 (3.99%) Fixed Income
8 222 (3.90%) Fintech
9 183 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
10 179 (3.14%) Cyberthreat
11 158 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
12 151 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 140 (2.46%) Algorithms
14 139 (2.44%) Derivative
15 119 (2.09%) Public Cloud
16 109 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
17 93 (1.63%) Hedge funds
18 81 (1.42%) Client/Server
19 79 (1.39%) Virtual Team
20 77 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3,631 (63.76%) Linux
2 1,781 (31.27%) Windows
3 395 (6.94%) Solaris
4 368 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 272 (4.78%) Windows Server
6 251 (4.41%) AIX
7 157 (2.76%) HPUX
8 112 (1.97%) CentOS
9 98 (1.72%) Ubuntu
10 89 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 81 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 80 (1.40%) Android
13 76 (1.33%) Apple iOS
14 73 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 66 (1.16%) Debian
16 43 (0.76%) SUSE
17 37 (0.65%) Mac OS
18 35 (0.61%) CoreOS
19 34 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
20 23 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,432 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,014 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
3 1,005 (17.65%) DevOps
4 651 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 632 (11.10%) ITIL
6 487 (8.55%) Test Automation
7 479 (8.41%) Software Engineering
8 459 (8.06%) Open Source
9 436 (7.66%) SDLC
10 405 (7.11%) OO
11 387 (6.80%) Configuration Management
12 350 (6.15%) TDD
13 316 (5.55%) Mentoring
14 314 (5.51%) Scrum
15 306 (5.37%) Project Management
16 305 (5.36%) Low Latency
17 301 (5.29%) Risk Management
18 299 (5.25%) Analytics
19 264 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
20 263 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,225 (39.07%) SQL
2 1,852 (32.52%) Java
3 1,559 (27.37%) Python
4 880 (15.45%) Shell Script
5 763 (13.40%) JavaScript
6 727 (12.77%) Bash Shell
7 660 (11.59%) Perl
8 571 (10.03%) C++
9 419 (7.36%) C#
10 397 (6.97%) Ruby
11 383 (6.73%) PowerShell
12 378 (6.64%) PL/SQL
13 367 (6.44%) C
14 312 (5.48%) PHP
15 171 (3.00%) Scala
16 109 (1.91%) Korn
17 95 (1.67%) Java 8
18 94 (1.65%) Go
19 79 (1.39%) VB
20 65 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 884 (15.52%) Degree
2 298 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 251 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 156 (2.74%) CISSP
5 134 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 108 (1.90%) CISM
8 103 (1.81%) DV Cleared
9 95 (1.67%) CISA
10 87 (1.53%) CCNA
11 82 (1.44%) GIAC
12 78 (1.37%) CCNP
13 74 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
13 74 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 68 (1.19%) Master's Degree
14 68 (1.19%) SANS
15 65 (1.14%) SSCP
16 57 (1.00%) MCSE
17 53 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
18 46 (0.81%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (5.30%) QA
2 222 (3.90%) SLA
3 99 (1.74%) GCP
4 98 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 85 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 76 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (0.61%) GDPR
9 11 (0.19%) COBIT
10 10 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.18%) PMO
10 10 (0.18%) SEPA
11 6 (0.11%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.070%) MiFID
13 4 (0.070%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.053%) BS7799
15 1 (0.018%) Basel III
System Software
1 464 (8.15%) Docker
2 319 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 312 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 116 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
5 112 (1.97%) vSphere
6 78 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 63 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 63 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (1.07%) HDFS
9 42 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 42 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 36 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 33 (0.58%) NFS
11 33 (0.58%) Xen
12 29 (0.51%) XenServer
13 25 (0.44%) Apache Flume
14 21 (0.37%) Ceph
14 21 (0.37%) Firmware
15 18 (0.32%) KVM
16 16 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 662 (11.62%) Puppet
2 586 (10.29%) Ansible
3 506 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
4 243 (4.27%) Terraform
5 180 (3.16%) Kubernetes
6 119 (2.09%) Nagios
7 87 (1.53%) Data Guard
8 84 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 76 (1.33%) Control-M
10 66 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 60 (1.05%) Consul
12 57 (1.00%) Rundeck
12 57 (1.00%) Tivoli
13 52 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
14 47 (0.83%) Cobbler
15 46 (0.81%) Graphite
16 45 (0.79%) ZABBIX
17 42 (0.74%) Salt
18 40 (0.70%) Oozie
19 39 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,477 (25.94%) Oracle
2 670 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 458 (8.04%) VMware
4 412 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 272 (4.78%) IBM
6 271 (4.76%) Sybase
7 244 (4.28%) Cisco
8 203 (3.56%) HP
9 169 (2.97%) Google
10 163 (2.86%) Splunk
11 149 (2.62%) ServiceNow
12 134 (2.35%) SAP
13 126 (2.21%) Citrix
14 109 (1.91%) WorldPay
15 97 (1.70%) NetApp
16 93 (1.63%) BMC
17 92 (1.62%) F5
18 91 (1.60%) Symantec
19 87 (1.53%) Remedy
20 83 (1.46%) EMC