Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 93 71
Rank change year-on-year -10 -22 -10
Permanent jobs citing Unix 4,195 5,456 7,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.05% 3.34% 4.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.26% 14.55% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,819 3,980 5,088
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,225 £32,237 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

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 31,645 37,499 43,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.98% 22.95% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,028 30,275 34,902
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 3,870 £55,500 +0.91% 566
UK excluding London 0 2,395 £47,500 -2.06% 393
London -19 1,740 £70,000 +7.69% 212
North of England +62 673 £45,000 - 89
South East -28 673 £52,500 +5.00% 98
Yorkshire +50 376 £48,000 -4.00% 39
Midlands +29 306 £44,000 - 48
South West +4 287 £42,500 -5.56% 71
North West +20 245 £37,577 -11.58% 41
West Midlands +38 211 £44,000 -7.37% 35
Scotland -16 204 £45,000 -4.26% 30
East of England -35 188 £50,000 -16.67% 48
East Midlands +5 95 £47,500 +25.00% 13
North East +35 53 £46,262 +15.65% 9
Northern Ireland +17 34 £32,000 -50.77% 2
Wales -41 30 £37,500 +6.67% 8
Channel Islands +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 2,849 (67.91%) Linux
2 1,395 (33.25%) Python
3 1,366 (32.56%) SQL
4 1,202 (28.65%) Windows
5 1,175 (28.01%) Java
6 1,066 (25.41%) Finance
7 1,038 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
8 912 (21.74%) Oracle
9 906 (21.60%) AWS
10 822 (19.59%) DevOps
11 815 (19.43%) Bash Shell
12 681 (16.23%) Azure
13 671 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
14 659 (15.71%) Perl
15 640 (15.26%) Git (software)
16 581 (13.85%) ITIL
17 544 (12.97%) Firewall
18 536 (12.78%) Jenkins
19 534 (12.73%) Ansible
20 533 (12.71%) Cisco
21 519 (12.37%) Degree
22 514 (12.25%) Docker
23 510 (12.16%) DNS
24 495 (11.80%) JavaScript
25 487 (11.61%) Microsoft
26 473 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
27 444 (10.58%) SQL Server
28 443 (10.56%) Management Information System
29 437 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
30 411 (9.80%) Analytical Skills

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
1 154 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 117 (2.79%) Apache
3 108 (2.57%) Confluence
4 89 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 83 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 81 (1.93%) JBoss
7 79 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 77 (1.84%) WebLogic
9 70 (1.67%) IIS
10 58 (1.38%) SharePoint
11 52 (1.24%) SAS
12 51 (1.22%) nginx
13 40 (0.95%) Apache Solr
14 37 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 31 (0.74%) OpenStack
16 26 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
18 18 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
19 17 (0.41%) MS Exchange
20 15 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 88 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.19%) CATIA
6 4 (0.095%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.072%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.048%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.048%) SPSS
9 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.024%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.024%) HipChat
9 1 (0.024%) InVision
9 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.024%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 49 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 29 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 22 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 17 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.17%) CiviCRM
8 6 (0.14%) Magento
8 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.12%) CA PPM
9 5 (0.12%) ENOVIA
9 5 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.095%) Cisco SocialMiner
10 4 (0.095%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.095%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.095%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 906 (21.60%) AWS
2 681 (16.23%) Azure
3 299 (7.13%) GCP
4 133 (3.17%) SaaS
5 92 (2.19%) PaaS
6 84 (2.00%) GitHub
7 79 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 76 (1.81%) IaaS
9 71 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
10 69 (1.64%) Serverless
11 63 (1.50%) Office 365
12 58 (1.38%) OpenShift
13 53 (1.26%) Amazon S3
13 53 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 47 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
15 46 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
16 40 (0.95%) Power Platform
17 39 (0.93%) Azure Stack
17 39 (0.93%) OneDrive
18 27 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 544 (12.97%) Firewall
2 510 (12.16%) DNS
3 388 (9.25%) WAN
4 329 (7.84%) IPsec
5 327 (7.79%) BGP
5 327 (7.79%) OSPF
6 319 (7.60%) TCP/IP
7 317 (7.56%) VPN
8 306 (7.29%) NetScaler
9 305 (7.27%) Network Security
10 299 (7.13%) MPLS
11 285 (6.79%) Cisco ASA
12 282 (6.72%) Broadband
13 275 (6.56%) SMTP
14 269 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 266 (6.34%) RIP
16 255 (6.08%) ADSL
17 189 (4.51%) DHCP
18 181 (4.31%) Internet
19 163 (3.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 317 (7.56%) MySQL
3 274 (6.53%) Relational Database
4 270 (6.44%) Oracle Database
5 246 (5.86%) Big Data
6 231 (5.51%) Hadoop
7 199 (4.74%) NoSQL
8 173 (4.12%) MongoDB
9 172 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
10 145 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
11 107 (2.55%) Apache Hive
12 106 (2.53%) RDBMS
13 71 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 64 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 62 (1.48%) DB2
15 62 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
16 56 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
17 48 (1.14%) Redis
18 45 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
19 43 (1.03%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 640 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 536 (12.78%) Jenkins
3 315 (7.51%) JIRA
4 149 (3.55%) Subversion
5 143 (3.41%) Maven
6 129 (3.08%) Selenium
7 104 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 102 (2.43%) Bitbucket
9 94 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 87 (2.07%) TeamCity
11 84 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 83 (1.98%) JMeter
13 77 (1.84%) Cucumber
14 73 (1.74%) Visual Studio
15 69 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
16 63 (1.50%) GoCD
17 62 (1.48%) JUnit
18 56 (1.33%) SonarQube
19 53 (1.26%) Artifactory
20 50 (1.19%) GitLab
General
1 1,066 (25.41%) Finance
2 303 (7.22%) Banking
3 273 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 157 (3.74%) Retail
5 134 (3.19%) Manufacturing
6 118 (2.81%) Public Sector
7 112 (2.67%) Front Office
8 103 (2.46%) Marketing
9 102 (2.43%) Investment Banking
10 80 (1.91%) Electronics
11 70 (1.67%) Games
12 54 (1.29%) Law
13 43 (1.03%) Back Office
13 43 (1.03%) Legal
14 34 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.76%) Billing
16 27 (0.64%) Advertising
16 27 (0.64%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.62%) Military
18 19 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 845 (20.14%) Developer
2 417 (9.94%) Analyst
3 316 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 314 (7.49%) Support Engineer
5 312 (7.44%) Security Engineer
6 306 (7.29%) Network Engineer
7 256 (6.10%) Java Developer
8 229 (5.46%) Consultant
9 218 (5.20%) Administrator
10 214 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 206 (4.91%) Applications Support
12 199 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
13 169 (4.03%) Support Analyst
14 156 (3.72%) Software Engineer
15 151 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 147 (3.50%) Senior Developer
17 142 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
18 139 (3.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 138 (3.29%) Architect
20 134 (3.19%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (5.98%) Web Services
2 219 (5.22%) XML
3 190 (4.53%) .NET
4 183 (4.36%) Spring
5 156 (3.72%) HTML
5 156 (3.72%) Node.js
6 143 (3.41%) SOAP
7 141 (3.36%) REST
8 124 (2.96%) RESTful
9 117 (2.79%) AngularJS
10 116 (2.77%) FIX Protocol
11 115 (2.74%) CSS
12 108 (2.57%) JSON
13 106 (2.53%) Kafka
14 101 (2.41%) J2EE
15 95 (2.26%) LDAP
16 92 (2.19%) React
17 87 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
18 86 (2.05%) Spring Boot
19 84 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 443 (10.56%) Management Information System
2 411 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 183 (4.36%) Linux Command Line
5 132 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 118 (2.81%) Fixed Income
7 117 (2.79%) Algorithms
7 117 (2.79%) Public Cloud
8 97 (2.31%) Client/Server
9 88 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
10 86 (2.05%) Equities
11 75 (1.79%) Hedge funds
12 73 (1.74%) Data Structures
13 68 (1.62%) Mobile App
14 65 (1.55%) Clustering
15 63 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
16 57 (1.36%) Mainframe
17 55 (1.31%) Replication
18 48 (1.14%) Private Cloud
19 47 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,849 (67.91%) Linux
2 1,202 (28.65%) Windows
3 235 (5.60%) Solaris
4 200 (4.77%) Windows Server
5 171 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 111 (2.65%) AIX
7 110 (2.62%) CentOS
8 87 (2.07%) Mac OS
9 70 (1.67%) Ubuntu
10 64 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 64 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (1.00%) Android
12 42 (1.00%) Windows 7
13 37 (0.88%) HPUX
14 36 (0.86%) Debian
15 30 (0.72%) Windows 10
16 28 (0.67%) SUSE
17 26 (0.62%) CoreOS
18 17 (0.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,038 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (19.59%) DevOps
3 671 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
4 581 (13.85%) ITIL
5 473 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
6 356 (8.49%) Service Delivery
7 319 (7.60%) Software Engineering
8 294 (7.01%) Scrum
9 282 (6.72%) SDLC
10 281 (6.70%) Network Design
11 274 (6.53%) Analytics
12 272 (6.48%) Product Management
13 270 (6.44%) Change Control
14 256 (6.10%) Network Management
14 256 (6.10%) Test Automation
15 251 (5.98%) Computer Science
16 241 (5.74%) Information Security
16 241 (5.74%) Mentoring
16 241 (5.74%) Microservices
17 227 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,395 (33.25%) Python
2 1,366 (32.56%) SQL
3 1,175 (28.01%) Java
4 815 (19.43%) Bash Shell
5 659 (15.71%) Perl
6 495 (11.80%) JavaScript
7 365 (8.70%) Shell Script
8 318 (7.58%) C++
9 301 (7.18%) PowerShell
10 250 (5.96%) C
11 249 (5.94%) PHP
12 238 (5.67%) PL/SQL
13 211 (5.03%) C#
14 177 (4.22%) Ruby
15 117 (2.79%) Go
16 98 (2.34%) Scala
17 77 (1.84%) Korn
18 65 (1.55%) Java 8
18 65 (1.55%) TypeScript
19 55 (1.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 519 (12.37%) Degree
2 437 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 376 (8.96%) CCNA
4 362 (8.63%) CCNP
5 253 (6.03%) Security Cleared
6 125 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 123 (2.93%) SC Cleared
8 110 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 106 (2.53%) DV Cleared
10 74 (1.76%) RHCE
11 68 (1.62%) MCP
12 67 (1.60%) MCSE
13 54 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 49 (1.17%) PhD
15 45 (1.07%) CISSP
16 37 (0.88%) Master's Degree
17 35 (0.83%) JNCIS
18 34 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
19 28 (0.67%) CCIE
20 23 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (7.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 279 (6.65%) QA
3 251 (5.98%) ISO 9001
4 221 (5.27%) SLA
5 67 (1.60%) GDPR
6 42 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 38 (0.91%) PCI DSS
8 37 (0.88%) Data Quality
9 29 (0.69%) COBIT
10 24 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 15 (0.36%) IFRS
13 8 (0.19%) MiFID
13 8 (0.19%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.14%) EMIR
15 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.14%) NIST
16 4 (0.095%) COSO
System Software
1 514 (12.25%) Docker
2 268 (6.39%) Active Directory
3 264 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (2.10%) Firmware
5 80 (1.91%) Hyper-V
6 65 (1.55%) XenApp
7 54 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 49 (1.17%) NFS
9 44 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
9 44 (1.05%) vSphere
10 39 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (0.88%) HDFS
12 30 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (0.55%) Xen
14 22 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
15 17 (0.41%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 14 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 13 (0.31%) iptables
18 13 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 534 (12.73%) Ansible
2 356 (8.49%) Puppet
3 346 (8.25%) Kubernetes
4 325 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
5 309 (7.37%) Nagios
6 308 (7.34%) Terraform
7 272 (6.48%) FortiGate
8 63 (1.50%) Consul
9 59 (1.41%) SCCM
10 52 (1.24%) Rundeck
11 49 (1.17%) SCOM
12 45 (1.07%) Kibana
13 44 (1.05%) Automic
14 39 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 39 (0.93%) SCOrch
15 36 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
16 34 (0.81%) Data Guard
17 32 (0.76%) Oozie
17 32 (0.76%) WSUS
18 30 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 912 (21.74%) Oracle
2 533 (12.71%) Cisco
3 487 (11.61%) Microsoft
4 388 (9.25%) VMware
5 270 (6.44%) Fortinet
6 261 (6.22%) Palo Alto
7 242 (5.77%) Google
8 237 (5.65%) Splunk
9 212 (5.05%) ServiceNow
10 201 (4.79%) Red Hat
11 182 (4.34%) Citrix
12 167 (3.98%) HP
13 154 (3.67%) IBM
14 139 (3.31%) SAP
15 83 (1.98%) Juniper
16 74 (1.76%) Dell
17 72 (1.72%) NetApp
18 69 (1.64%) Atlassian
19 67 (1.60%) Cloudera
20 66 (1.57%) Symantec