Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 96 74
Rank change year-on-year -25 -22 -7
Permanent jobs citing Unix 3,366 4,948 6,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 3.26% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.94% 14.02% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,464 3,758 4,851
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.77% +3.92%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,995 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,362 £48,000 £46,902
% change year-on-year +2.84% +2.34% +4.23%

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 28,193 35,296 41,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.36% 23.24% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22,587 28,306 34,324
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +1.27%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 3,138 £56,000 -2.61% 529
UK excluding London -20 1,831 £49,362 +2.84% 403
London -22 1,490 £70,000 +3.70% 173
South East -34 602 £52,500 +5.00% 108
North of England -18 348 £45,000 -8.79% 91
South West +16 282 £45,000 +5.88% 60
Midlands +18 255 £47,500 +5.56% 56
North West +16 208 £42,500 -4.49% 44
West Midlands +25 175 £47,500 +7.95% 36
East of England +17 155 £55,000 -8.33% 41
Scotland -33 123 £47,500 +5.56% 29
Yorkshire -38 112 £50,000 - 36
East Midlands -6 80 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Northern Ireland +22 39 £32,000 -50.77% 4
North East +16 28 £39,184 -20.58% 11
Wales -66 26 £40,000 +11.11% 14
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 2,207 (65.57%) Linux
2 1,194 (35.47%) SQL
3 1,075 (31.94%) Windows
4 1,047 (31.11%) Java
5 1,028 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
6 986 (29.29%) Finance
7 954 (28.34%) Python
8 834 (24.78%) Oracle
9 741 (22.01%) AWS
10 646 (19.19%) DevOps
11 621 (18.45%) Problem-Solving
12 610 (18.12%) Git (software)
13 547 (16.25%) Azure
14 489 (14.53%) Docker
15 488 (14.50%) JavaScript
16 485 (14.41%) Degree
17 442 (13.13%) Bash Shell
18 439 (13.04%) Microsoft
19 410 (12.18%) Ansible
20 401 (11.91%) Software Engineering
21 398 (11.82%) Jenkins
22 395 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
23 391 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
24 385 (11.44%) ITIL
25 370 (10.99%) SQL Server
26 346 (10.28%) Shell Script
27 342 (10.16%) Kubernetes
28 325 (9.66%) Test Automation
29 312 (9.27%) Perl
30 306 (9.09%) MySQL

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
1 100 (2.97%) Apache
2 90 (2.67%) Confluence
3 82 (2.44%) IIS
4 74 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 60 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 52 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 45 (1.34%) JBoss
7 45 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 44 (1.31%) SAS
9 35 (1.04%) nginx
10 31 (0.92%) OpenStack
10 31 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 28 (0.83%) Apache Solr
12 25 (0.74%) NetWeaver
12 25 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 23 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
14 18 (0.53%) MS Exchange
15 17 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.48%) MQSeries
17 15 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 51 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 28 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.12%) CATIA
6 3 (0.089%) HipChat
6 3 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.059%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.030%) InVision
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 53 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 20 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 12 (0.36%) Salerio
7 10 (0.30%) CiviCRM
8 8 (0.24%) Magento
8 8 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (0.18%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.15%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.12%) CA PPM
11 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 741 (22.01%) AWS
2 547 (16.25%) Azure
3 158 (4.69%) GCP
4 84 (2.50%) SaaS
5 67 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (1.93%) IaaS
6 65 (1.93%) Office 365
7 59 (1.75%) GitHub
8 52 (1.54%) OpenShift
8 52 (1.54%) PaaS
9 49 (1.46%) Serverless
10 46 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 38 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (1.10%) Amazon S3
13 35 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (0.98%) Datadog
15 28 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
15 28 (0.83%) Power Platform
16 22 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
17 21 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 266 (7.90%) TCP/IP
2 209 (6.21%) Firewall
3 207 (6.15%) DNS
4 155 (4.60%) DHCP
5 140 (4.16%) Internet
5 140 (4.16%) LAN
6 121 (3.59%) WAN
7 93 (2.76%) SAN
8 77 (2.29%) HTTP
9 62 (1.84%) BGP
9 62 (1.84%) OSPF
10 52 (1.54%) Wireless
11 51 (1.52%) IPsec
12 46 (1.37%) SSL
13 44 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 44 (1.31%) VoIP
14 43 (1.28%) MPLS
15 39 (1.16%) Network Security
15 39 (1.16%) VPN
16 38 (1.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 306 (9.09%) MySQL
3 247 (7.34%) Relational Database
4 213 (6.33%) Oracle Database
5 207 (6.15%) NoSQL
6 169 (5.02%) MongoDB
7 168 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
8 165 (4.90%) Big Data
9 149 (4.43%) Hadoop
10 109 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
11 101 (3.00%) RDBMS
12 76 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 61 (1.81%) Apache Hive
14 55 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
14 55 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 54 (1.60%) DB2
16 51 (1.52%) Redis
17 45 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
18 40 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
19 35 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 610 (18.12%) Git (software)
2 398 (11.82%) Jenkins
3 280 (8.32%) JIRA
4 125 (3.71%) Subversion
5 114 (3.39%) Maven
6 87 (2.58%) Bitbucket
7 83 (2.47%) Selenium
8 74 (2.20%) JMeter
9 64 (1.90%) Cucumber
10 62 (1.84%) GitLab
10 62 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
11 60 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 59 (1.75%) Visual Studio
13 53 (1.57%) LoadRunner
13 53 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 51 (1.52%) Artifactory
15 45 (1.34%) SonarQube
16 44 (1.31%) Gradle
17 41 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
18 39 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 986 (29.29%) Finance
2 247 (7.34%) Banking
3 189 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 163 (4.84%) Public Sector
5 133 (3.95%) Retail
6 112 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 105 (3.12%) Marketing
8 92 (2.73%) Front Office
9 87 (2.58%) Electronics
10 71 (2.11%) Investment Banking
11 60 (1.78%) Law
12 43 (1.28%) Games
13 41 (1.22%) Financial Institution
14 32 (0.95%) Legal
15 30 (0.89%) Back Office
16 22 (0.65%) Aerospace
16 22 (0.65%) International Banking
17 20 (0.59%) Military
18 18 (0.53%) Automotive
18 18 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 775 (23.02%) Developer
2 362 (10.75%) Analyst
3 247 (7.34%) Software Engineer
4 231 (6.86%) Java Developer
5 212 (6.30%) Support Engineer
6 206 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 193 (5.73%) Consultant
8 169 (5.02%) Support Analyst
9 161 (4.78%) Senior Developer
10 133 (3.95%) Administrator
11 132 (3.92%) Unix Engineer
12 130 (3.86%) Applications Support
13 121 (3.59%) Architect
14 113 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
15 107 (3.18%) Junior
16 101 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 80 (2.38%) Python Developer
18 78 (2.32%) Senior Software Engineer
18 78 (2.32%) Test Engineer
19 77 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (6.18%) Node.js
2 206 (6.12%) Web Services
3 180 (5.35%) XML
4 176 (5.23%) .NET
5 173 (5.14%) HTML
6 169 (5.02%) Spring
7 164 (4.87%) RESTful
8 160 (4.75%) CSS
9 139 (4.13%) REST
10 124 (3.68%) SOAP
11 102 (3.03%) React
12 94 (2.79%) AngularJS
13 92 (2.73%) Kafka
14 91 (2.70%) JSON
15 80 (2.38%) Spring Boot
16 75 (2.23%) J2EE
17 71 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
17 71 (2.11%) LDAP
18 70 (2.08%) HTML5
19 67 (1.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 391 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 167 (4.96%) Linux Command Line
4 157 (4.66%) Data Centre
5 135 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 105 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
7 93 (2.76%) Algorithms
8 89 (2.64%) Fixed Income
9 80 (2.38%) Public Cloud
10 77 (2.29%) Equities
11 75 (2.23%) Client/Server
12 72 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
13 67 (1.99%) Hedge funds
14 54 (1.60%) Data Structures
15 53 (1.57%) Clustering
16 44 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
16 44 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 44 (1.31%) Mobile App
16 44 (1.31%) Replication
17 43 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2,207 (65.57%) Linux
2 1,075 (31.94%) Windows
3 236 (7.01%) Solaris
4 223 (6.63%) Windows Server
5 91 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 75 (2.23%) CentOS
7 67 (1.99%) AIX
8 63 (1.87%) Mac OS X
9 51 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 44 (1.31%) Android
12 41 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 41 (1.22%) Windows 10
13 35 (1.04%) Mac OS
14 34 (1.01%) Windows 7
15 26 (0.77%) SUSE
16 25 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (0.71%) HPUX
18 19 (0.56%) Fedora
19 18 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,028 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (19.19%) DevOps
3 621 (18.45%) Problem-Solving
4 401 (11.91%) Software Engineering
5 395 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
6 385 (11.44%) ITIL
7 325 (9.66%) Test Automation
8 290 (8.62%) TDD
9 278 (8.26%) Computer Science
10 272 (8.08%) Scrum
11 265 (7.87%) Mentoring
12 260 (7.72%) Microservices
13 245 (7.28%) OO
14 235 (6.98%) Analytics
15 226 (6.71%) Configuration Management
16 218 (6.48%) SDLC
17 204 (6.06%) Information Security
18 201 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
19 197 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
20 189 (5.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,194 (35.47%) SQL
2 1,047 (31.11%) Java
3 954 (28.34%) Python
4 488 (14.50%) JavaScript
5 442 (13.13%) Bash Shell
6 346 (10.28%) Shell Script
7 312 (9.27%) Perl
8 288 (8.56%) C++
9 275 (8.17%) PL/SQL
10 258 (7.66%) C
11 245 (7.28%) PowerShell
12 210 (6.24%) C#
13 201 (5.97%) PHP
14 145 (4.31%) Ruby
15 89 (2.64%) Go
16 74 (2.20%) Java 8
17 66 (1.96%) Korn
18 58 (1.72%) Scala
19 45 (1.34%) TypeScript
20 38 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 485 (14.41%) Degree
2 183 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 135 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 105 (3.12%) SC Cleared
5 99 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (2.47%) CCNA
8 77 (2.29%) DV Cleared
9 76 (2.26%) CCNP
10 69 (2.05%) MCP
11 55 (1.63%) CISSP
12 47 (1.40%) RHCE
13 36 (1.07%) MCSE
14 35 (1.04%) PhD
15 34 (1.01%) Master's Degree
16 32 (0.95%) JNCIS
16 32 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 27 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
18 26 (0.77%) JNCIE
19 23 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (7.31%) QA
2 175 (5.20%) SLA
3 54 (1.60%) GDPR
4 33 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 27 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.51%) COBIT
9 15 (0.45%) IFRS
10 13 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 10 (0.30%) MiFID
12 7 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.21%) EMIR
13 5 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.089%) COSO
14 3 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.089%) NIST
14 3 (0.089%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.059%) FINRA
System Software
1 489 (14.53%) Docker
2 245 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 175 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (2.20%) Firmware
5 54 (1.60%) NFS
6 50 (1.49%) XenApp
7 46 (1.37%) Hyper-V
8 44 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 36 (1.07%) vSphere
11 24 (0.71%) VMware NSX
12 21 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (0.59%) HDFS
14 19 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 18 (0.53%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.51%) LXC
17 15 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
18 14 (0.42%) Xen
19 13 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 410 (12.18%) Ansible
2 342 (10.16%) Kubernetes
3 251 (7.46%) Puppet
4 246 (7.31%) Terraform
5 191 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (1.84%) SCOM
7 58 (1.72%) Nagios
8 48 (1.43%) SCCM
9 47 (1.40%) Automic
10 36 (1.07%) Data Guard
11 32 (0.95%) Grafana
12 30 (0.89%) Salt
13 28 (0.83%) Consul
13 28 (0.83%) Oozie
13 28 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
14 27 (0.80%) vRealize
15 23 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
15 23 (0.68%) Kibana
15 23 (0.68%) Packer
16 22 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 834 (24.78%) Oracle
2 439 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 277 (8.23%) VMware
4 201 (5.97%) Cisco
5 167 (4.96%) ServiceNow
6 162 (4.81%) Google
7 161 (4.78%) Splunk
8 149 (4.43%) Red Hat
9 130 (3.86%) Citrix
10 123 (3.65%) SAP
11 112 (3.33%) HP
12 93 (2.76%) IBM
13 77 (2.29%) Atlassian
14 68 (2.02%) Juniper
15 66 (1.96%) NetApp
16 59 (1.75%) Informatica
17 49 (1.46%) EMC
18 44 (1.31%) F5
18 44 (1.31%) Sybase
19 42 (1.25%) Symantec