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

Unix
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 59 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Unix 7506 9374 11853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.27% 4.75% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.22% 18.70% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5194 7293 9719
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £29,725
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,050 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%

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 43600 50126 57485
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.82% 25.42% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35529 42756 48258
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,533
% change year-on-year - +3.81% +2.75%

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
Top 16 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 August 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 -11 6986 £52,500 - 463
London -6 3830 £60,000 - 248
UK excluding London -17 3580 £45,000 - 250
South East -10 1263 £47,500 -5.00% 73
North of England -22 801 £45,000 +12.50% 65
North West -2 428 £47,500 +18.75% 35
East of England -37 380 £45,000 -5.26% 27
Midlands -53 379 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Yorkshire -18 354 £42,500 +6.25% 25
South West -19 342 £42,500 +1.80% 20
West Midlands -31 271 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Scotland -21 258 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Wales -2 116 £42,250 +5.63% 3
East Midlands -74 106 £40,000 - 13
Northern Ireland +16 60 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North East -25 19 £33,000 +3.13% 5

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4656 (62.03%) Linux
2 2772 (36.93%) Java
3 2730 (36.37%) SQL
4 2710 (36.10%) Finance
5 2480 (33.04%) Windows
6 2143 (28.55%) Oracle
7 1818 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
8 1687 (22.48%) Python
9 1550 (20.65%) Banking
10 1248 (16.63%) DevOps
11 1105 (14.72%) Perl
12 1092 (14.55%) Degree
13 1074 (14.31%) Shell Script
14 1052 (14.02%) Investment Banking
15 946 (12.60%) ITIL
16 942 (12.55%) Retail
17 914 (12.18%) Puppet
18 901 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
19 869 (11.58%) JavaScript
20 854 (11.38%) Asset Management
21 829 (11.04%) Wealth Management
22 828 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
23 822 (10.95%) C++
24 789 (10.51%) SQL Server
25 764 (10.18%) Retail Banking
26 752 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
27 751 (10.01%) VMware
28 737 (9.82%) Jenkins
29 735 (9.79%) Red Hat
30 721 (9.61%) Git (software)

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
1 561 (7.47%) Tomcat
2 526 (7.01%) Apache
3 438 (5.84%) JBoss
4 403 (5.37%) WebLogic
5 319 (4.25%) WebSphere
6 215 (2.86%) OpenStack
7 199 (2.65%) IIS
8 151 (2.01%) SharePoint
9 143 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 130 (1.73%) Confluence
11 110 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
12 106 (1.41%) CloudStack
13 85 (1.13%) MS Exchange
14 79 (1.05%) Apache Spark
15 67 (0.89%) SAS
16 66 (0.88%) nginx
17 61 (0.81%) CMS
18 59 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
19 53 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
20 39 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 158 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 132 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.080%) EngageOne
8 5 (0.067%) HipChat
9 4 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.040%) SPSS
11 2 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.027%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.027%) Simulink
12 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.013%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 73 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 67 (0.89%) ION MarketView
3 36 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 25 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 21 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (0.28%) Temenos T24
8 18 (0.24%) Teamcenter
9 15 (0.20%) assyst
10 13 (0.17%) Unica
11 11 (0.15%) Magento
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 10 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
12 10 (0.13%) SAP BPC
12 10 (0.13%) Temenos Globus
13 8 (0.11%) Global One
13 8 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 828 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 417 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (2.82%) GitHub
4 170 (2.26%) SaaS
5 118 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 108 (1.44%) IaaS
7 105 (1.40%) Office 365
8 100 (1.33%) PaaS
9 92 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (0.48%) CloudBees
11 35 (0.47%) OpenShift
12 25 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.23%) Google App Engine
16 14 (0.19%) G Suite
17 11 (0.15%) Trello
18 10 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 9 (0.12%) Route 53
20 7 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 662 (8.82%) Firewall
2 649 (8.65%) TCP/IP
3 341 (4.54%) DNS
4 319 (4.25%) SAN
5 284 (3.78%) Internet
6 264 (3.52%) HTTP
7 218 (2.90%) WAN
8 200 (2.66%) LAN
9 179 (2.38%) VPN
10 168 (2.24%) Network Security
11 157 (2.09%) DHCP
12 154 (2.05%) LDAP
13 146 (1.95%) BGP
14 138 (1.84%) SSL
15 121 (1.61%) NAS
16 118 (1.57%) Ethernet
17 115 (1.53%) OSPF
18 90 (1.20%) VoIP
18 90 (1.20%) Wireless
19 81 (1.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 789 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 602 (8.02%) Relational Database
3 597 (7.95%) MySQL
4 519 (6.91%) Oracle Database
5 294 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 261 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 245 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 240 (3.20%) MongoDB
9 238 (3.17%) RDBMS
10 210 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 205 (2.73%) Big Data
12 190 (2.53%) Hadoop
13 184 (2.45%) DB2
13 184 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
14 159 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 108 (1.44%) Redis
16 105 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
17 99 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
18 89 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
19 85 (1.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 737 (9.82%) Jenkins
2 721 (9.61%) Git (software)
3 530 (7.06%) Maven
4 491 (6.54%) JIRA
5 470 (6.26%) Subversion
6 339 (4.52%) JUnit
7 317 (4.22%) TeamCity
8 253 (3.37%) Selenium
9 175 (2.33%) Ant
10 161 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 143 (1.91%) Cucumber
12 135 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
13 129 (1.72%) Hudson
14 123 (1.64%) Gradle
15 104 (1.39%) Vagrant
16 92 (1.23%) Mockito
17 86 (1.15%) HP UFT
18 78 (1.04%) Eclipse
19 72 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
20 71 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2710 (36.10%) Finance
2 1550 (20.65%) Banking
3 1052 (14.02%) Investment Banking
4 942 (12.55%) Retail
5 764 (10.18%) Retail Banking
6 453 (6.04%) Front Office
7 395 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 235 (3.13%) Marketing
9 179 (2.38%) Financial Institution
10 124 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 123 (1.64%) Electronics
12 93 (1.24%) Back Office
13 90 (1.20%) Publishing
14 83 (1.11%) Games
15 80 (1.07%) Law
16 73 (0.97%) Legal
17 60 (0.80%) Automotive
17 60 (0.80%) German Language
18 53 (0.71%) Aerospace
18 53 (0.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1675 (22.32%) Developer
2 968 (12.90%) Analyst
3 703 (9.37%) Java Developer
4 508 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 504 (6.71%) Support Analyst
6 495 (6.59%) Administrator
7 438 (5.84%) Applications Support
7 438 (5.84%) Consultant
8 354 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
9 347 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 333 (4.44%) Software Engineer
11 286 (3.81%) Architect
12 281 (3.74%) Support Engineer
13 277 (3.69%) Unix Engineer
14 272 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
15 244 (3.25%) Network Engineer
16 241 (3.21%) Linux Administrator
17 220 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
18 206 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
19 201 (2.68%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (8.61%) Spring
1 646 (8.61%) Web Services
2 598 (7.97%) XML
3 573 (7.63%) HTML
4 540 (7.19%) .NET
5 462 (6.16%) Middleware
6 430 (5.73%) SOAP
7 376 (5.01%) REST
8 371 (4.94%) J2EE
9 364 (4.85%) CSS
10 285 (3.80%) AngularJS
11 280 (3.73%) RESTful
12 267 (3.56%) Hibernate
13 248 (3.30%) JSON
14 225 (3.00%) JMS
15 213 (2.84%) HTML5
16 198 (2.64%) FIX Protocol
17 174 (2.32%) jQuery
18 140 (1.87%) LAMP
19 139 (1.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 901 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 666 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 469 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 417 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 303 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
6 296 (3.94%) Derivative
7 265 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
8 247 (3.29%) Algorithms
9 208 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 189 (2.52%) Equities
11 184 (2.45%) Fixed Income
12 171 (2.28%) Fintech
13 161 (2.14%) Data Structures
13 161 (2.14%) User Experience
14 124 (1.65%) Clustering
14 124 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
15 116 (1.55%) Public Cloud
16 110 (1.47%) Hedge funds
17 96 (1.28%) Client/Server
18 90 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4656 (62.03%) Linux
2 2480 (33.04%) Windows
3 711 (9.47%) Solaris
4 592 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 389 (5.18%) Windows Server
6 287 (3.82%) AIX
7 181 (2.41%) CentOS
8 162 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (1.84%) Android
10 130 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 111 (1.48%) HPUX
12 103 (1.37%) Ubuntu
13 102 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 93 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 72 (0.96%) Debian
15 72 (0.96%) Mac OS X
16 57 (0.76%) Mac OS
17 52 (0.69%) CoreOS
18 40 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
19 39 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1818 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1248 (16.63%) DevOps
3 946 (12.60%) ITIL
4 854 (11.38%) Asset Management
5 829 (11.04%) Wealth Management
6 752 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
7 720 (9.59%) Software Engineering
8 665 (8.86%) Scrum
9 652 (8.69%) Configuration Management
10 600 (7.99%) Test Automation
11 571 (7.61%) OO
12 543 (7.23%) SDLC
13 473 (6.30%) Analytics
14 445 (5.93%) Open Source
15 407 (5.42%) Project Management
16 391 (5.21%) TDD
17 387 (5.16%) Mentoring
18 375 (5.00%) High Availability
19 357 (4.76%) Change Management
20 313 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2772 (36.93%) Java
2 2730 (36.37%) SQL
3 1687 (22.48%) Python
4 1105 (14.72%) Perl
5 1074 (14.31%) Shell Script
6 869 (11.58%) JavaScript
7 822 (10.95%) C++
8 698 (9.30%) Bash Shell
9 628 (8.37%) PL/SQL
10 476 (6.34%) Ruby
11 454 (6.05%) C
12 418 (5.57%) C#
13 395 (5.26%) PowerShell
14 387 (5.16%) PHP
15 144 (1.92%) Scala
16 135 (1.80%) VB
17 111 (1.48%) R
18 98 (1.31%) Korn
19 97 (1.29%) Groovy
20 96 (1.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 1092 (14.55%) Degree
2 405 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 363 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 234 (3.12%) SC Cleared
5 191 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 173 (2.30%) CISSP
7 152 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 114 (1.52%) CCNA
9 113 (1.51%) CCNP
10 101 (1.35%) CISM
11 95 (1.27%) ISEB
12 87 (1.16%) Master's Degree
13 76 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
14 74 (0.99%) ISTQB
15 72 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
16 70 (0.93%) SANS
17 69 (0.92%) RHCE
18 60 (0.80%) GCIH
19 58 (0.77%) MCSE
20 53 (0.71%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 491 (6.54%) QA
2 318 (4.24%) SLA
3 111 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 77 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 51 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 27 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 25 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 24 (0.32%) GCP
11 23 (0.31%) PMO
12 22 (0.29%) COBIT
13 21 (0.28%) MiFID
14 14 (0.19%) GDPR
15 11 (0.15%) EMIR
16 8 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
17 7 (0.093%) ISO 22301
18 6 (0.080%) RosettaNet
18 6 (0.080%) SEPA
18 6 (0.080%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 528 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 444 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 378 (5.04%) Docker
4 165 (2.20%) vSphere
5 109 (1.45%) Xen
6 105 (1.40%) XenServer
7 89 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
8 86 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 80 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
10 62 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
11 57 (0.76%) KVM
12 56 (0.75%) Snort
13 44 (0.59%) NFS
14 38 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
15 37 (0.49%) XenApp
16 34 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
17 33 (0.44%) HDFS
18 28 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 26 (0.35%) VMware NSX
20 23 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 914 (12.18%) Puppet
2 629 (8.38%) Opscode Chef
3 578 (7.70%) Ansible
4 224 (2.98%) Nagios
5 196 (2.61%) Tivoli
6 126 (1.68%) Kubernetes
7 102 (1.36%) Control-M
8 90 (1.20%) Cobbler
9 87 (1.16%) Terraform
10 79 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
11 75 (1.00%) SCCM
11 75 (1.00%) SCOM
12 67 (0.89%) Salt
13 65 (0.87%) Data Guard
13 65 (0.87%) ZABBIX
14 57 (0.76%) Graphite
15 54 (0.72%) NetBackup
16 53 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 49 (0.65%) Mesos
17 49 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2143 (28.55%) Oracle
2 751 (10.01%) VMware
3 735 (9.79%) Red Hat
4 719 (9.58%) Microsoft
5 513 (6.83%) Cisco
6 420 (5.60%) IBM
7 367 (4.89%) Sybase
8 242 (3.22%) SAP
9 232 (3.09%) HP
10 194 (2.58%) Juniper
11 190 (2.53%) Citrix
12 177 (2.36%) Splunk
13 173 (2.30%) F5
14 154 (2.05%) CheckPoint
15 152 (2.03%) NetApp
16 142 (1.89%) Google
17 132 (1.76%) Murex
18 127 (1.69%) Palo Alto
19 119 (1.59%) Sun
20 112 (1.49%) TIBCO