Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 70 58
Rank change year-on-year -22 -12 -12
Permanent jobs citing Unix 5,850 7,046 9,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.39% 4.08% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.57% 16.72% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4,249 5,247 7,811
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 40,157 42,135 51,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.28% 24.42% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32,443 35,085 44,007
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 June 2018.

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 21 June 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 -25 5,360 £55,000 +6.80% 789
UK excluding London -22 3,024 £45,000 - 491
London -16 2,716 £65,000 +8.33% 363
South East -36 918 £45,000 -10.00% 122
North of England -33 577 £45,000 - 100
East of England +8 461 £55,000 +22.22% 58
South West -5 368 £42,500 - 67
North West -13 360 £45,000 - 49
Midlands -23 328 £45,000 +8.43% 79
Scotland +6 296 £48,750 +5.98% 54
West Midlands -50 191 £50,000 +11.11% 59
Yorkshire -61 185 £45,000 +5.88% 41
East Midlands +24 137 £40,000 +6.67% 20
Wales +6 71 £38,250 -4.87% 7
North East -12 33 £33,440 -4.46% 10
Northern Ireland -31 14 £49,500 -10.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 3,776 (64.55%) Linux
2 2,266 (38.74%) SQL
3 1,910 (32.65%) Java
4 1,847 (31.57%) Windows
5 1,830 (31.28%) Finance
6 1,562 (26.70%) Python
7 1,519 (25.97%) Oracle
8 1,470 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
9 1,035 (17.69%) DevOps
10 982 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
11 952 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
12 863 (14.75%) Degree
13 845 (14.44%) JavaScript
14 842 (14.39%) Banking
15 822 (14.05%) Shell Script
16 779 (13.32%) Bash Shell
17 727 (12.43%) Git (software)
18 679 (11.61%) Microsoft
19 678 (11.59%) C++
20 675 (11.54%) Perl
20 675 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
21 644 (11.01%) SQL Server
22 629 (10.75%) ITIL
23 628 (10.74%) Jenkins
24 621 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
25 615 (10.51%) Puppet
26 610 (10.43%) HTML
27 582 (9.95%) Computer Science
28 574 (9.81%) Web Services
29 553 (9.45%) Ansible

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
1 419 (7.16%) Apache
2 336 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 242 (4.14%) WebSphere
4 221 (3.78%) WebLogic
5 171 (2.92%) IIS
6 167 (2.85%) Apache Spark
6 167 (2.85%) JBoss
7 136 (2.32%) Confluence
8 126 (2.15%) OpenStack
9 101 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 85 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
11 76 (1.30%) SAS
12 64 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
13 54 (0.92%) MS Exchange
14 52 (0.89%) Apache Solr
14 52 (0.89%) CMS
15 46 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
16 45 (0.77%) nginx
17 40 (0.68%) SharePoint
18 30 (0.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 92 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.068%) Weka
7 3 (0.051%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.034%) Blender
8 2 (0.034%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.034%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.017%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.017%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 62 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 39 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 35 (0.60%) Magento
4 32 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 29 (0.50%) Markit EDM
6 20 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 13 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 13 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 12 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.21%) SAP CRM
10 11 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (0.17%) HFM
11 10 (0.17%) thinkFolio
12 9 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 8 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
13 8 (0.14%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 952 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
2 500 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 179 (3.06%) SaaS
5 147 (2.51%) IaaS
6 134 (2.29%) GitHub
7 100 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 97 (1.66%) PaaS
9 78 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
10 75 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 71 (1.21%) Office 365
12 51 (0.87%) Amazon S3
13 39 (0.67%) Serverless
14 38 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (0.56%) DigitalOcean
16 26 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 25 (0.43%) CloudBees
18 22 (0.38%) OpenShift
19 19 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
20 18 (0.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 424 (7.25%) Firewall
2 370 (6.32%) TCP/IP
3 233 (3.98%) HTTP
4 232 (3.97%) DNS
5 202 (3.45%) Internet
6 201 (3.44%) SAN
7 149 (2.55%) LAN
8 146 (2.50%) WAN
9 141 (2.41%) Network Security
10 132 (2.26%) VPN
11 94 (1.61%) FIX Connectivity
12 86 (1.47%) DHCP
13 77 (1.32%) SSH
14 76 (1.30%) SSL
15 72 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
16 57 (0.97%) NAS
17 56 (0.96%) VoIP
18 54 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
19 49 (0.84%) Kerberos
20 47 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 543 (9.28%) Relational Database
3 540 (9.23%) MySQL
4 500 (8.55%) Oracle Database
5 392 (6.70%) Big Data
6 317 (5.42%) NoSQL
7 291 (4.97%) RDBMS
8 266 (4.55%) MongoDB
9 211 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
10 204 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
11 188 (3.21%) Hadoop
12 144 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 140 (2.39%) DB2
14 130 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 124 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 112 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
17 97 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
18 84 (1.44%) Apache Hive
19 60 (1.03%) Blockchain
20 55 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 727 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 628 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 395 (6.75%) JIRA
4 356 (6.09%) Subversion
5 261 (4.46%) Maven
6 198 (3.38%) Selenium
7 151 (2.58%) JUnit
8 145 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 125 (2.14%) Cucumber
10 112 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 107 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 104 (1.78%) Ant
13 93 (1.59%) Eclipse
14 92 (1.57%) Gradle
15 88 (1.50%) GoCD
16 85 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
17 76 (1.30%) PHPUnit
18 75 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
19 69 (1.18%) SoapUI
20 62 (1.06%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,830 (31.28%) Finance
2 842 (14.39%) Banking
3 355 (6.07%) Investment Banking
4 291 (4.97%) Retail
5 272 (4.65%) Front Office
6 235 (4.02%) Financial Institution
7 162 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 110 (1.88%) Games
9 100 (1.71%) Advertising
10 82 (1.40%) Law
11 70 (1.20%) Legal
12 68 (1.16%) Marketing
13 62 (1.06%) Back Office
14 56 (0.96%) German Language
15 39 (0.67%) Manufacturing
16 37 (0.63%) Publishing
17 36 (0.62%) French Language
18 35 (0.60%) Billing
19 29 (0.50%) Electronics
20 19 (0.32%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1,329 (22.72%) Developer
2 772 (13.20%) Analyst
3 500 (8.55%) Applications Support
4 445 (7.61%) Java Developer
5 438 (7.49%) Support Analyst
6 383 (6.55%) Consultant
6 383 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 323 (5.52%) Administrator
8 305 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
9 293 (5.01%) Support Engineer
10 263 (4.50%) Software Engineer
11 224 (3.83%) Applications Support Analyst
12 220 (3.76%) Architect
13 211 (3.61%) DBA
14 188 (3.21%) Senior Developer
15 186 (3.18%) Software Developer
16 156 (2.67%) C++ Developer
17 155 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
18 153 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
19 150 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (10.43%) HTML
2 574 (9.81%) Web Services
3 546 (9.33%) XML
4 405 (6.92%) CSS
5 330 (5.64%) Middleware
6 320 (5.47%) Spring
7 314 (5.37%) .NET
8 278 (4.75%) REST
9 276 (4.72%) FIX Protocol
10 268 (4.58%) AngularJS
11 243 (4.15%) JSON
12 229 (3.91%) J2EE
13 227 (3.88%) RESTful
14 197 (3.37%) jQuery
15 189 (3.23%) SOAP
16 177 (3.03%) Kafka
17 176 (3.01%) HTML5
18 152 (2.60%) LDAP
19 146 (2.50%) Hibernate
20 145 (2.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 621 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 582 (9.95%) Computer Science
3 327 (5.59%) Linux Command Line
4 272 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 264 (4.51%) Fixed Income
6 260 (4.44%) Fintech
7 237 (4.05%) Equities
8 209 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 181 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
10 175 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 171 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
12 165 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
13 141 (2.41%) Derivative
14 139 (2.38%) Algorithms
15 112 (1.91%) Public Cloud
16 106 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
17 88 (1.50%) Clustering
17 88 (1.50%) Hedge funds
18 84 (1.44%) Replication
19 77 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3,776 (64.55%) Linux
2 1,847 (31.57%) Windows
3 430 (7.35%) Solaris
4 328 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 322 (5.50%) Windows Server
6 248 (4.24%) AIX
7 179 (3.06%) HPUX
8 124 (2.12%) CentOS
9 103 (1.76%) Ubuntu
10 93 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 91 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 89 (1.52%) Android
13 87 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 77 (1.32%) Debian
15 70 (1.20%) Apple iOS
16 44 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 40 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
18 39 (0.67%) CoreOS
18 39 (0.67%) SUSE
19 34 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,470 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,035 (17.69%) DevOps
3 982 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
4 675 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 629 (10.75%) ITIL
6 545 (9.32%) Test Automation
7 520 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 467 (7.98%) Open Source
9 423 (7.23%) TDD
10 419 (7.16%) OO
11 400 (6.84%) SDLC
12 378 (6.46%) Scrum
13 371 (6.34%) Configuration Management
14 322 (5.50%) Mentoring
15 301 (5.15%) Risk Management
16 287 (4.91%) Project Management
17 277 (4.74%) Low Latency
18 273 (4.67%) Microservices
19 269 (4.60%) Analytics
20 249 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,266 (38.74%) SQL
2 1,910 (32.65%) Java
3 1,562 (26.70%) Python
4 845 (14.44%) JavaScript
5 822 (14.05%) Shell Script
6 779 (13.32%) Bash Shell
7 678 (11.59%) C++
8 675 (11.54%) Perl
9 451 (7.71%) C#
10 437 (7.47%) Ruby
11 396 (6.77%) PHP
12 386 (6.60%) C
13 378 (6.46%) PowerShell
14 317 (5.42%) PL/SQL
15 183 (3.13%) Scala
16 122 (2.09%) Java 8
17 85 (1.45%) Korn
18 78 (1.33%) VB
19 74 (1.26%) Go
20 72 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 863 (14.75%) Degree
2 299 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 276 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 149 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 139 (2.38%) CISSP
7 111 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 101 (1.73%) CCNA
9 95 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
10 78 (1.33%) CISM
11 77 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 75 (1.28%) CISA
13 72 (1.23%) CCNP
14 65 (1.11%) Master's Degree
15 56 (0.96%) MCSE
16 55 (0.94%) SANS
17 48 (0.82%) CEH
17 48 (0.82%) GIAC
18 47 (0.80%) ISTQB
19 36 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (5.93%) QA
2 206 (3.52%) SLA
3 102 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 87 (1.49%) GCP
5 81 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 75 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 44 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.44%) GDPR
9 13 (0.22%) COBIT
9 13 (0.22%) SEPA
10 12 (0.21%) MiFID
11 10 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.15%) PMO
13 7 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.051%) EMIR
14 3 (0.051%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.034%) TickIT
System Software
1 486 (8.31%) Docker
2 341 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 295 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
5 93 (1.59%) vSphere
6 76 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 75 (1.28%) Hyper-V
8 50 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
10 39 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 37 (0.63%) NFS
12 34 (0.58%) Apache Flume
13 32 (0.55%) Xen
14 30 (0.51%) Ceph
14 30 (0.51%) HDFS
15 27 (0.46%) KVM
16 25 (0.43%) XenServer
17 21 (0.36%) XenApp
18 18 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 18 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 615 (10.51%) Puppet
2 553 (9.45%) Ansible
3 491 (8.39%) Opscode Chef
4 227 (3.88%) Terraform
5 154 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 130 (2.22%) Nagios
7 87 (1.49%) Data Guard
8 85 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 70 (1.20%) Tivoli
10 62 (1.06%) Consul
11 58 (0.99%) Rundeck
12 54 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 52 (0.89%) vRealize
14 50 (0.85%) Cobbler
15 44 (0.75%) Control-M
15 44 (0.75%) Graphite
15 44 (0.75%) vCenter Server
16 42 (0.72%) Automic
16 42 (0.72%) Salt
17 35 (0.60%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,519 (25.97%) Oracle
2 679 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 443 (7.57%) VMware
4 358 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 307 (5.25%) IBM
6 271 (4.63%) Sybase
7 253 (4.32%) Cisco
8 218 (3.73%) HP
9 165 (2.82%) Splunk
10 162 (2.77%) Google
11 158 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 134 (2.29%) Citrix
13 125 (2.14%) WorldPay
14 121 (2.07%) SAP
15 107 (1.83%) F5
16 88 (1.50%) Bloomberg
17 87 (1.49%) Atlassian
18 83 (1.42%) CheckPoint
19 80 (1.37%) NetApp
20 78 (1.33%) BMC