Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 99 88
Rank change year-on-year -44 -11 -21
Permanent jobs citing Unix 2,766 4,870 6,284
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 3.27% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.21% 14.14% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 3,811 4,917
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 24,677 34,436 41,999
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 23.11% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19,839 27,523 34,354
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unix.

Salary trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unix over the 6 months to 9 April 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 9 April 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 -44 2,568 £57,500 +4.55% 316
UK excluding London -41 1,457 £50,000 +11.11% 210
London -34 1,264 £70,000 +3.70% 129
South East -36 486 £52,500 +5.00% 48
North of England -56 272 £50,000 +1.34% 48
South West -3 221 £50,000 +25.00% 19
Midlands -8 206 £47,500 +7.95% 48
West Midlands +5 152 £52,500 +23.53% 31
Work from Home +16 141 £62,500 +25.00% 11
North West -38 141 £52,500 +5.00% 23
East of England +29 116 £72,500 +45.00% 24
Yorkshire -52 104 £50,000 +1.34% 16
Scotland -46 84 £49,500 +10.00% 18
East Midlands +6 53 £30,000 -33.33% 17
Northern Ireland +29 40 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Wales -48 32 £40,000 +6.67% 4
North East +7 27 £38,000 -22.98% 9

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 1,880 (67.97%) Linux
2 962 (34.78%) SQL
3 909 (32.86%) Java
4 877 (31.71%) Windows
5 826 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
6 825 (29.83%) Finance
7 800 (28.92%) Python
8 690 (24.95%) Oracle
9 643 (23.25%) AWS
10 596 (21.55%) DevOps
11 497 (17.97%) Docker
12 469 (16.96%) Git (software)
13 450 (16.27%) JavaScript
14 431 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
15 409 (14.79%) Azure
16 407 (14.71%) Software Engineering
17 367 (13.27%) Bash Shell
18 362 (13.09%) Degree
19 350 (12.65%) Ansible
20 344 (12.44%) Kubernetes
21 334 (12.08%) Test Automation
22 330 (11.93%) Microsoft
23 323 (11.68%) Jenkins
23 323 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
24 320 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
25 303 (10.95%) SQL Server
26 301 (10.88%) Shell Script
27 280 (10.12%) TDD
28 275 (9.94%) MySQL
29 265 (9.58%) Mentoring

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 99 (3.58%) Confluence
2 86 (3.11%) Apache
3 70 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 68 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 54 (1.95%) IIS
6 46 (1.66%) WebLogic
7 39 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (1.34%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.27%) SAS
10 33 (1.19%) JBoss
11 27 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 25 (0.90%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.80%) MQSeries
13 22 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
14 21 (0.76%) MS Exchange
14 21 (0.76%) NetWeaver
15 17 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.54%) nginx
16 15 (0.54%) SAP Portal
17 14 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 56 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.14%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.072%) HipChat
8 1 (0.036%) CATIA
8 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.94%) Salerio
3 17 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (0.58%) SAP CRM
5 13 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 5 (0.18%) Magento
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.18%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.18%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
11 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
11 4 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 643 (23.25%) AWS
2 409 (14.79%) Azure
3 108 (3.90%) Office 365
4 103 (3.72%) SaaS
5 83 (3.00%) GCP
6 62 (2.24%) IaaS
7 59 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
8 52 (1.88%) Amazon S3
9 50 (1.81%) Serverless
10 49 (1.77%) OpenShift
11 47 (1.70%) PaaS
12 43 (1.55%) GitHub
13 34 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
13 34 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
15 31 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 24 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (0.87%) Datadog
18 21 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 219 (7.92%) TCP/IP
2 189 (6.83%) Firewall
3 148 (5.35%) DNS
4 110 (3.98%) LAN
5 100 (3.62%) WAN
6 99 (3.58%) DHCP
7 88 (3.18%) Internet
8 81 (2.93%) SAN
9 78 (2.82%) Network Security
10 76 (2.75%) HTTP
11 65 (2.35%) VPN
12 48 (1.74%) SSL
13 47 (1.70%) MPLS
14 45 (1.63%) BGP
14 45 (1.63%) OSPF
15 44 (1.59%) IPsec
16 40 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
17 34 (1.23%) NetScaler
17 34 (1.23%) Wireless
18 31 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 275 (9.94%) MySQL
3 238 (8.60%) NoSQL
4 196 (7.09%) Relational Database
5 188 (6.80%) MongoDB
6 162 (5.86%) Oracle Database
7 150 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
8 135 (4.88%) Big Data
9 124 (4.48%) Hadoop
10 107 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
10 107 (3.87%) RDBMS
11 58 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
12 50 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
13 48 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 47 (1.70%) Redis
15 46 (1.66%) Apache Hive
16 45 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
17 43 (1.55%) DB2
18 40 (1.45%) Pentaho
19 34 (1.23%) Impala
Development Applications
1 469 (16.96%) Git (software)
2 323 (11.68%) Jenkins
3 260 (9.40%) JIRA
4 94 (3.40%) Maven
5 85 (3.07%) Selenium
6 78 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 71 (2.57%) Bitbucket
7 71 (2.57%) Subversion
8 67 (2.42%) GitLab
9 52 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 43 (1.55%) Artifactory
11 41 (1.48%) JMeter
12 40 (1.45%) Gradle
13 36 (1.30%) Visual Studio
14 32 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
15 31 (1.12%) JUnit
16 30 (1.08%) LoadRunner
17 28 (1.01%) Appium
18 27 (0.98%) Eclipse
19 25 (0.90%) SonarQube
General
1 825 (29.83%) Finance
2 233 (8.42%) Banking
3 141 (5.10%) Public Sector
4 106 (3.83%) Retail
5 103 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 79 (2.86%) Front Office
7 67 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 63 (2.28%) Marketing
9 57 (2.06%) Investment Banking
10 55 (1.99%) Electronics
11 46 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 36 (1.30%) Back Office
13 31 (1.12%) Law
14 29 (1.05%) Legal
15 21 (0.76%) Games
16 20 (0.72%) International Banking
17 14 (0.51%) Automotive
18 11 (0.40%) Military
19 9 (0.33%) Advertising
19 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 592 (21.40%) Developer
2 316 (11.42%) Analyst
3 245 (8.86%) Software Engineer
4 209 (7.56%) Java Developer
5 163 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 163 (5.89%) Support Analyst
6 153 (5.53%) Consultant
7 147 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 139 (5.03%) Applications Support
9 123 (4.45%) Junior
10 121 (4.37%) Architect
11 119 (4.30%) Administrator
12 112 (4.05%) Support Engineer
13 96 (3.47%) Unix Engineer
14 93 (3.36%) Java Engineer
15 87 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
16 80 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 80 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
17 79 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
18 73 (2.64%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (7.85%) Node.js
2 165 (5.97%) HTML
3 162 (5.86%) RESTful
4 157 (5.68%) CSS
4 157 (5.68%) Spring
5 155 (5.60%) Web Services
6 149 (5.39%) XML
7 113 (4.09%) REST
8 112 (4.05%) .NET
9 104 (3.76%) React
10 91 (3.29%) SOAP
11 88 (3.18%) Spring Boot
12 82 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
13 80 (2.89%) AngularJS
14 77 (2.78%) JSON
15 74 (2.68%) Middleware
16 70 (2.53%) Kafka
17 58 (2.10%) J2EE
18 54 (1.95%) HTML5
19 52 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 323 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 119 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 118 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 106 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
6 82 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 75 (2.71%) Algorithms
8 71 (2.57%) Fixed Income
9 66 (2.39%) Equities
10 64 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
11 53 (1.92%) Derivative
12 50 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
13 49 (1.77%) Data Structures
14 48 (1.74%) PKI
15 43 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 43 (1.55%) SWIFT
16 41 (1.48%) Clustering
16 41 (1.48%) User Experience
17 39 (1.41%) Client/Server
18 37 (1.34%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,880 (67.97%) Linux
2 877 (31.71%) Windows
3 209 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 158 (5.71%) Solaris
5 106 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 86 (3.11%) Mac OS X
7 69 (2.49%) AIX
8 65 (2.35%) CentOS
9 60 (2.17%) Ubuntu
10 59 (2.13%) Windows 10
11 57 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 55 (1.99%) Windows 7
13 50 (1.81%) Android
14 41 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 31 (1.12%) SUSE
16 28 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
17 25 (0.90%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.83%) HPUX
19 21 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
20 19 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (21.55%) DevOps
3 431 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
4 407 (14.71%) Software Engineering
5 334 (12.08%) Test Automation
6 320 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
7 280 (10.12%) TDD
8 265 (9.58%) Mentoring
9 254 (9.18%) Computer Science
10 247 (8.93%) Configuration Management
11 237 (8.57%) Microservices
12 230 (8.32%) Scrum
13 217 (7.85%) ITIL
13 217 (7.85%) OO
14 206 (7.45%) Open Source
15 193 (6.98%) Analytics
16 165 (5.97%) BDD
17 160 (5.78%) SDLC
18 151 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
19 145 (5.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 962 (34.78%) SQL
2 909 (32.86%) Java
3 800 (28.92%) Python
4 450 (16.27%) JavaScript
5 367 (13.27%) Bash Shell
6 301 (10.88%) Shell Script
7 240 (8.68%) Perl
8 231 (8.35%) C++
9 229 (8.28%) PL/SQL
10 221 (7.99%) PowerShell
11 198 (7.16%) C
12 159 (5.75%) C#
13 155 (5.60%) PHP
14 145 (5.24%) Ruby
15 86 (3.11%) Java 8
16 67 (2.42%) Go
17 42 (1.52%) Scala
18 39 (1.41%) Korn
19 25 (0.90%) Groovy
20 22 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 362 (13.09%) Degree
2 143 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 129 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 78 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 70 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 56 (2.02%) CISSP
8 47 (1.70%) CCNA
9 38 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (1.34%) CCNP
11 33 (1.19%) CISM
12 30 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (0.94%) MCP
14 22 (0.80%) ISTQB
14 22 (0.80%) Master's Degree
15 21 (0.76%) MCSE
16 19 (0.69%) CEH
16 19 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
17 18 (0.65%) JNCIA
18 17 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.72%) QA
2 71 (2.57%) SLA
3 61 (2.21%) GDPR
4 33 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 28 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 6 (0.22%) NIST
9 5 (0.18%) COBIT
10 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.14%) MiFID
11 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.11%) EMIR
11 3 (0.11%) FINRA
11 3 (0.11%) PSD2
12 2 (0.072%) FATCA
12 2 (0.072%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.072%) NIST 800
System Software
1 497 (17.97%) Docker
2 164 (5.93%) Active Directory
3 133 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 46 (1.66%) vSphere
6 40 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.27%) XenApp
8 32 (1.16%) XenDesktop
9 31 (1.12%) NFS
10 25 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
11 23 (0.83%) VMware NSX
12 20 (0.72%) Apache Flume
13 18 (0.65%) HDFS
14 16 (0.58%) LXC
15 14 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.47%) Firmware
17 10 (0.36%) OpenAM
18 9 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
19 8 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 350 (12.65%) Ansible
2 344 (12.44%) Kubernetes
3 215 (7.77%) Puppet
4 178 (6.44%) Terraform
5 164 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
6 74 (2.68%) Nagios
7 61 (2.21%) SCOM
8 49 (1.77%) SCCM
9 39 (1.41%) Grafana
10 30 (1.08%) Oozie
11 29 (1.05%) Nessus
12 28 (1.01%) Control-M
13 24 (0.87%) Automic
13 24 (0.87%) Salt
13 24 (0.87%) Tivoli
13 24 (0.87%) vRealize
14 23 (0.83%) Kibana
15 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
16 19 (0.69%) Data Guard
17 18 (0.65%) SELinux
Vendors
1 690 (24.95%) Oracle
2 330 (11.93%) Microsoft
3 251 (9.07%) VMware
4 178 (6.44%) Red Hat
5 124 (4.48%) Cisco
6 94 (3.40%) Splunk
7 92 (3.33%) Informatica
8 85 (3.07%) HP
9 84 (3.04%) Citrix
10 82 (2.96%) ServiceNow
11 76 (2.75%) Atlassian
12 73 (2.64%) Google
13 72 (2.60%) IBM
14 61 (2.21%) Sun
15 59 (2.13%) NetApp
16 56 (2.02%) SAP
17 51 (1.84%) F5
18 45 (1.63%) EMC
19 44 (1.59%) Juniper
20 39 (1.41%) Sybase