Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 58 43
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Unix 7744 8570 12124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.28% 4.54% 5.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.42% 18.32% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5194 6656 9671
UK median annual salary £53,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.95% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £84,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +7.32%

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 44451 46783 57081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.57% 24.77% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 35883 39740 48168
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
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 £40,000

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -10 7207 £55,000 +4.76% 510
London -2 4040 £62,500 +4.17% 270
UK excluding London -20 3571 £45,500 +1.11% 280
South East -25 1271 £47,500 -5.00% 84
North of England -16 812 £45,000 +12.50% 70
North West +5 496 £47,500 +18.75% 34
East of England -28 401 £47,500 - 27
Midlands -56 360 £45,000 +4.74% 43
South West -16 324 £42,500 - 16
Yorkshire -22 288 £41,500 +3.75% 30
Scotland -5 274 £40,000 -11.11% 29
West Midlands -59 219 £45,000 +1.47% 25
East Midlands -24 140 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Wales +10 105 £43,197 +7.99% 6
Northern Ireland -7 37 £40,000 -15.79% 5
North East -48 28 £41,500 +27.69% 6
Isle of Man - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4621 (59.67%) Linux
2 2982 (38.51%) Finance
3 2895 (37.38%) SQL
4 2781 (35.91%) Java
5 2492 (32.18%) Windows
6 2172 (28.05%) Oracle
7 1973 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
8 1848 (23.86%) Banking
9 1760 (22.73%) Python
10 1310 (16.92%) DevOps
11 1246 (16.09%) Investment Banking
12 1135 (14.66%) Perl
13 1129 (14.58%) Degree
14 1051 (13.57%) Wealth Management
15 1046 (13.51%) Asset Management
16 993 (12.82%) JavaScript
17 990 (12.78%) Retail Banking
18 974 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
19 961 (12.41%) Shell Script
20 945 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
21 901 (11.63%) ITIL
22 889 (11.48%) C++
23 845 (10.91%) Puppet
24 820 (10.59%) Git (software)
25 809 (10.45%) SQL Server
26 777 (10.03%) Software Engineering
27 772 (9.97%) Computer Science
28 765 (9.88%) Microsoft
29 750 (9.68%) Jenkins
30 735 (9.49%) Bash Shell

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
1 531 (6.86%) Apache
2 500 (6.46%) Tomcat
3 338 (4.36%) JBoss
4 273 (3.53%) WebLogic
5 262 (3.38%) WebSphere
6 194 (2.51%) IIS
7 192 (2.48%) OpenStack
8 165 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
9 147 (1.90%) Confluence
10 146 (1.89%) SharePoint
11 95 (1.23%) Apache Spark
12 84 (1.08%) nginx
13 83 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 79 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
15 77 (0.99%) CMS
16 76 (0.98%) SAS
17 72 (0.93%) CloudStack
18 50 (0.65%) Apache Solr
19 43 (0.56%) MS Exchange
20 38 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 156 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 145 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.13%) HipChat
8 7 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.065%) EngageOne
10 4 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.039%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.013%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 85 (1.10%) ION MarketView
2 51 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 28 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 23 (0.30%) Temenos T24
6 22 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 20 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 20 (0.26%) Magento
7 20 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 19 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 17 (0.22%) Temenos Globus
10 14 (0.18%) Unica
11 13 (0.17%) Teamcenter
12 12 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 11 (0.14%) assyst
13 11 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
14 10 (0.13%) SAP BPC
15 9 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
15 9 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 945 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 408 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 224 (2.89%) GitHub
4 162 (2.09%) SaaS
5 145 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 105 (1.36%) Office 365
7 101 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 85 (1.10%) PaaS
9 70 (0.90%) IaaS
10 51 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 43 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 42 (0.54%) OpenShift
13 37 (0.48%) Serverless
14 36 (0.46%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.34%) Google App Engine
16 21 (0.27%) npm
17 20 (0.26%) CloudBees
18 15 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 15 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
19 14 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 661 (8.54%) TCP/IP
2 605 (7.81%) Firewall
3 304 (3.93%) SAN
4 284 (3.67%) DNS
5 269 (3.47%) HTTP
6 262 (3.38%) Internet
7 190 (2.45%) WAN
8 182 (2.35%) LAN
9 166 (2.14%) LDAP
9 166 (2.14%) Network Security
10 161 (2.08%) VPN
11 155 (2.00%) DHCP
12 154 (1.99%) SSL
13 101 (1.30%) BGP
14 97 (1.25%) Wireless
15 96 (1.24%) SSH
16 95 (1.23%) Ethernet
17 82 (1.06%) NAS
18 73 (0.94%) OSPF
19 71 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 626 (8.08%) Relational Database
3 609 (7.86%) MySQL
4 500 (6.46%) Oracle Database
5 346 (4.47%) NoSQL
6 291 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
7 289 (3.73%) Big Data
8 274 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 233 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 224 (2.89%) MongoDB
11 194 (2.51%) Hadoop
12 168 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 165 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
14 153 (1.98%) DB2
15 138 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
15 138 (1.78%) Redis
16 114 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
17 113 (1.46%) OLAP
18 102 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
19 101 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 820 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 750 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 523 (6.75%) JIRA
4 506 (6.53%) Maven
5 446 (5.76%) Subversion
6 330 (4.26%) JUnit
7 309 (3.99%) TeamCity
8 209 (2.70%) Selenium
9 184 (2.38%) Cucumber
10 163 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 135 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 109 (1.41%) Gradle
13 102 (1.32%) Ant
14 95 (1.23%) Mockito
15 94 (1.21%) Vagrant
16 80 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
17 78 (1.01%) Hudson
18 76 (0.98%) Bitbucket
19 74 (0.96%) Mercurial
19 74 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 2982 (38.51%) Finance
2 1848 (23.86%) Banking
3 1246 (16.09%) Investment Banking
4 990 (12.78%) Retail Banking
5 518 (6.69%) Front Office
6 287 (3.71%) Telecoms
7 234 (3.02%) Retail
8 209 (2.70%) Marketing
9 174 (2.25%) Financial Institution
10 120 (1.55%) Back Office
11 107 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 102 (1.32%) Games
13 89 (1.15%) Electronics
14 79 (1.02%) Law
15 74 (0.96%) Publishing
16 73 (0.94%) Legal
17 61 (0.79%) Advertising
18 60 (0.77%) Private Banking
19 58 (0.75%) German Language
20 57 (0.74%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1742 (22.49%) Developer
2 1026 (13.25%) Analyst
3 663 (8.56%) Java Developer
4 560 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 541 (6.99%) Support Analyst
6 531 (6.86%) Applications Support
7 439 (5.67%) Consultant
8 422 (5.45%) Administrator
9 409 (5.28%) Software Engineer
10 369 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 338 (4.36%) Architect
12 313 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
13 267 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
14 260 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
15 242 (3.13%) Unix Engineer
16 241 (3.11%) Support Engineer
17 230 (2.97%) Software Developer
18 214 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
19 209 (2.70%) DBA
19 209 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (8.78%) HTML
2 668 (8.63%) Web Services
3 590 (7.62%) Spring
4 547 (7.06%) XML
5 531 (6.86%) .NET
6 444 (5.73%) CSS
7 436 (5.63%) Middleware
8 426 (5.50%) REST
9 415 (5.36%) SOAP
10 376 (4.86%) J2EE
11 334 (4.31%) AngularJS
12 304 (3.93%) RESTful
13 286 (3.69%) HTML5
14 278 (3.59%) FIX Protocol
15 277 (3.58%) JSON
16 227 (2.93%) Hibernate
17 195 (2.52%) jQuery
18 160 (2.07%) JMS
18 160 (2.07%) Node.js
19 155 (2.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 974 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 772 (9.97%) Computer Science
3 433 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 341 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
5 325 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 312 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
7 296 (3.82%) Algorithms
8 287 (3.71%) Equities
9 276 (3.56%) Derivative
10 248 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 209 (2.70%) Fixed Income
12 198 (2.56%) Fintech
13 180 (2.32%) User Experience
14 156 (2.01%) Data Structures
15 139 (1.79%) Hedge funds
16 128 (1.65%) Clustering
16 128 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
17 99 (1.28%) Client/Server
18 94 (1.21%) Public Cloud
19 93 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4621 (59.67%) Linux
2 2492 (32.18%) Windows
3 671 (8.66%) Solaris
4 520 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 374 (4.83%) Windows Server
6 301 (3.89%) AIX
7 195 (2.52%) CentOS
8 128 (1.65%) Android
9 126 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 124 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 119 (1.54%) HPUX
12 101 (1.30%) Ubuntu
13 95 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 84 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 71 (0.92%) Mac OS
16 70 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 65 (0.84%) Debian
18 56 (0.72%) Windows 7
19 55 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
20 44 (0.57%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1973 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1310 (16.92%) DevOps
3 1051 (13.57%) Wealth Management
4 1046 (13.51%) Asset Management
5 901 (11.63%) ITIL
6 777 (10.03%) Software Engineering
7 729 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
8 639 (8.25%) Scrum
9 636 (8.21%) Test Automation
10 625 (8.07%) Configuration Management
11 591 (7.63%) OO
12 536 (6.92%) Open Source
13 534 (6.90%) SDLC
14 499 (6.44%) Analytics
15 449 (5.80%) Mentoring
16 426 (5.50%) TDD
17 361 (4.66%) High Availability
18 358 (4.62%) Project Management
19 318 (4.11%) Unit Testing
20 317 (4.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2895 (37.38%) SQL
2 2781 (35.91%) Java
3 1760 (22.73%) Python
4 1135 (14.66%) Perl
5 993 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 961 (12.41%) Shell Script
7 889 (11.48%) C++
8 735 (9.49%) Bash Shell
9 632 (8.16%) PL/SQL
10 471 (6.08%) PowerShell
11 455 (5.88%) C
12 434 (5.60%) Ruby
13 430 (5.55%) C#
14 402 (5.19%) PHP
15 187 (2.41%) Scala
16 147 (1.90%) R
17 132 (1.70%) VB
18 120 (1.55%) Groovy
19 104 (1.34%) Korn
20 100 (1.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 1129 (14.58%) Degree
2 432 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 345 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 226 (2.92%) CISSP
5 214 (2.76%) SC Cleared
6 189 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 139 (1.79%) CISM
8 115 (1.49%) CCNA
9 105 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 104 (1.34%) CCNP
11 92 (1.19%) SANS
12 88 (1.14%) Master's Degree
13 71 (0.92%) CREST Certified
13 71 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 70 (0.90%) GIAC
15 65 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 63 (0.81%) ISEB
16 63 (0.81%) RHCE
17 59 (0.76%) CISA
18 53 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (5.89%) QA
2 295 (3.81%) SLA
3 143 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 84 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 46 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.54%) GDPR
7 40 (0.52%) GCP
8 38 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 36 (0.46%) COBIT
10 31 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 20 (0.26%) PMO
13 15 (0.19%) ISO 20022
13 15 (0.19%) ISO 8583
14 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.15%) RosettaNet
16 11 (0.14%) ISO 22301
17 9 (0.12%) SEPA
18 6 (0.077%) MiFID
19 5 (0.065%) HIPAA
System Software
1 503 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 472 (6.10%) Docker
3 441 (5.69%) Active Directory
4 132 (1.70%) vSphere
5 104 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 95 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 76 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 76 (0.98%) Xen
8 66 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
9 57 (0.74%) KVM
10 56 (0.72%) XenServer
11 50 (0.65%) NFS
12 47 (0.61%) Samba
13 42 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
14 39 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 31 (0.40%) Ceph
16 30 (0.39%) Varnish
17 28 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
18 27 (0.35%) Firmware
19 22 (0.28%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 845 (10.91%) Puppet
2 639 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
3 549 (7.09%) Ansible
4 183 (2.36%) Nagios
5 159 (2.05%) Terraform
6 156 (2.01%) Kubernetes
7 155 (2.00%) Tivoli
8 81 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 74 (0.96%) Data Guard
10 70 (0.90%) Cobbler
11 69 (0.89%) Nessus
11 69 (0.89%) SCCM
12 68 (0.88%) Control-M
13 67 (0.87%) SCOM
14 52 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 51 (0.66%) NetBackup
15 51 (0.66%) Salt
16 46 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 45 (0.58%) PowerBroker
18 42 (0.54%) Packer
Vendors
1 2172 (28.05%) Oracle
2 765 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 682 (8.81%) Red Hat
4 668 (8.63%) VMware
5 436 (5.63%) Cisco
6 401 (5.18%) Sybase
7 354 (4.57%) IBM
8 240 (3.10%) HP
9 224 (2.89%) SAP
10 196 (2.53%) Splunk
11 163 (2.10%) Juniper
12 160 (2.07%) Google
13 152 (1.96%) F5
14 146 (1.89%) Citrix
15 140 (1.81%) NetApp
16 127 (1.64%) CheckPoint
17 123 (1.59%) Murex
18 118 (1.52%) ION Trading
19 116 (1.50%) Tableau
20 112 (1.45%) Sun