Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 78 64
Rank change year-on-year -58 -14 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unix 218 397 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.16% 3.51% 3.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.58% 17.47% 19.26%
Number of salaries quoted 173 309 375
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% +7.32%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £25,950
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2060 2273 2212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.40% 20.10% 20.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1893 1923
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,906 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
Birmingham -22 113 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Shropshire -5 30 £45,000 +0.64% 2
Coventry -39 27 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Warwickshire -35 19 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Worcestershire -9 7 £50,000 +58.73%
Staffordshire -15 4 £25,000 -37.50% 3
Wolverhampton +4 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Walsall - 2 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 2 £45,000 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 126 (57.80%) Linux
2 99 (45.41%) Windows
3 91 (41.74%) Java
4 87 (39.91%) SQL
5 69 (31.65%) Finance
6 58 (26.61%) Oracle
7 52 (23.85%) ITIL
8 47 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (14.22%) Microsoft
10 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
10 29 (13.30%) Degree
11 27 (12.39%) TCP/IP
12 26 (11.93%) Service Management
12 26 (11.93%) VMware
12 26 (11.93%) Subversion
13 25 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (11.01%) SDLC
14 24 (11.01%) JIRA
14 24 (11.01%) Confluence
14 24 (11.01%) Perl
15 23 (10.55%) C++
15 23 (10.55%) SQL Server
15 23 (10.55%) Python
15 23 (10.55%) Data Centre
16 22 (10.09%) XML
16 22 (10.09%) Change Management
16 22 (10.09%) Banking
17 21 (9.63%) Incident Management
17 21 (9.63%) Firewall
18 20 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 24 (11.01%) Confluence
2 18 (8.26%) Apache
3 12 (5.50%) JBoss
3 12 (5.50%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.83%) SAS
6 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.38%) IIS
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.05%) assyst
2 3 (1.38%) Shopify
3 2 (0.92%) Magento
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.39%) TCP/IP
2 21 (9.63%) Firewall
3 17 (7.80%) Internet
3 17 (7.80%) Network Security
4 14 (6.42%) WAN
5 12 (5.50%) LAN
6 11 (5.05%) HTTP
6 11 (5.05%) Unified Communications
7 10 (4.59%) SMTP
8 8 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (3.67%) SAN
9 7 (3.21%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (2.75%) DNS
10 6 (2.75%) IMAP
10 6 (2.75%) WLAN
11 5 (2.29%) S/MIME
12 4 (1.83%) NAS
12 4 (1.83%) RFID
12 4 (1.83%) VPN
13 3 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.80%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.50%) MySQL
5 8 (3.67%) DB2
5 8 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.67%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.83%) Big Data
7 4 (1.83%) KDB
7 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.83%) Power BI
8 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.38%) Looker
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (11.93%) Subversion
2 24 (11.01%) JIRA
3 14 (6.42%) Cucumber
3 14 (6.42%) Selenium
4 13 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (5.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (5.50%) ClearQuest
5 12 (5.50%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.13%) Zephyr
7 8 (3.67%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.75%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.75%) Maven
8 6 (2.75%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.29%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.29%) IntelliJ
9 5 (2.29%) JBehave
9 5 (2.29%) JMeter
9 5 (2.29%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.29%) WATIR
9 5 (2.29%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (31.65%) Finance
2 22 (10.09%) Banking
3 8 (3.67%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.67%) Front Office
3 8 (3.67%) Games
4 7 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.75%) Retail
6 4 (1.83%) Billing
7 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.92%) International Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (13.76%) Developer
2 27 (12.39%) Analyst
2 27 (12.39%) Applications Support
3 15 (6.88%) Java Developer
4 14 (6.42%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.96%) DBA
5 13 (5.96%) Unix Support
6 12 (5.50%) Administrator
6 12 (5.50%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Data Centre Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Monitoring Engineer
7 11 (5.05%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.13%) Architect
8 9 (4.13%) Coordinator
8 9 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (4.13%) Network Support
8 9 (4.13%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.13%) Test Coordinator
8 9 (4.13%) UAT Coordinator
9 8 (3.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.09%) XML
2 18 (8.26%) HTML
3 15 (6.88%) CSS
4 14 (6.42%) .NET
5 12 (5.50%) JSON
6 11 (5.05%) Middleware
6 11 (5.05%) REST
7 9 (4.13%) SOAP
8 8 (3.67%) WebSockets
9 7 (3.21%) COM
9 7 (3.21%) Java EE
10 5 (2.29%) Gherkin
11 4 (1.83%) JMS
11 4 (1.83%) Web Services
12 3 (1.38%) Laravel
12 3 (1.38%) XSL
13 2 (0.92%) Apache CXF
13 2 (0.92%) Django
13 2 (0.92%) J2EE
13 2 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.55%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.34%) Fintech
4 15 (6.88%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (4.59%) iPad
7 4 (1.83%) Derivative
7 4 (1.83%) Equities
7 4 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.92%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.92%) Smart Home
9 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (57.80%) Linux
2 99 (45.41%) Windows
3 11 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.59%) AIX
4 10 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.13%) Solaris
6 7 (3.21%) Android
6 7 (3.21%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.75%) HPUX
7 6 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.92%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.46%) MVS
9 1 (0.46%) SUSE
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.85%) ITIL
2 47 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (11.93%) Service Management
4 24 (11.01%) SDLC
5 22 (10.09%) Change Management
6 21 (9.63%) Incident Management
7 20 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (8.26%) Software Testing
9 16 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (7.34%) Process Improvement
9 16 (7.34%) Test Automation
10 15 (6.88%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.88%) DevOps
10 15 (6.88%) Information Security
11 14 (6.42%) SIEM
11 14 (6.42%) Software Engineering
12 13 (5.96%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (5.96%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.96%) Service Delivery
13 12 (5.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 91 (41.74%) Java
2 87 (39.91%) SQL
3 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.01%) Perl
5 23 (10.55%) C++
5 23 (10.55%) Python
6 19 (8.72%) C
7 18 (8.26%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.05%) C#
8 11 (5.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.67%) PHP
10 6 (2.75%) Korn
10 6 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.38%) VB
12 1 (0.46%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.46%) COBOL
12 1 (0.46%) JCL
12 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (13.30%) Degree
2 15 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (5.96%) ISEB
4 12 (5.50%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.50%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (3.67%) Master's Degree
8 7 (3.21%) CISSP
8 7 (3.21%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.29%) CCNA
9 5 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.38%) CCNP
10 3 (1.38%) CISM
10 3 (1.38%) GCIA
10 3 (1.38%) GCIH
10 3 (1.38%) GIAC
10 3 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.80%) SLA
2 12 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 8 (3.67%) QA
4 5 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.92%) COBIT
6 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.92%) GPG13
6 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.92%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.38%) Docker
5 3 (1.38%) vSphere
5 3 (1.38%) XenApp
5 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.92%) NFS
6 2 (0.92%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.46%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.46%) Snort
7 1 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (6.88%) SCCM
2 11 (5.05%) SCOM
2 11 (5.05%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.29%) Nessus
3 5 (2.29%) Netcool
4 4 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.83%) Nagios
5 3 (1.38%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.38%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.92%) Ansible
6 2 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.92%) Puppet
7 1 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.46%) Kibana
7 1 (0.46%) QRadar
7 1 (0.46%) SELinux
7 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (26.61%) Oracle
2 31 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.93%) VMware
4 18 (8.26%) Red Hat
5 14 (6.42%) Atlassian
5 14 (6.42%) IBM
5 14 (6.42%) Sybase
6 12 (5.50%) BMC
6 12 (5.50%) CheckPoint
6 12 (5.50%) CollabNet
6 12 (5.50%) Serena
6 12 (5.50%) Sonatype
7 11 (5.05%) Cisco
8 9 (4.13%) NetApp
9 6 (2.75%) Google
10 5 (2.29%) Capita
10 5 (2.29%) HP
11 4 (1.83%) SAP
11 4 (1.83%) Tableau
12 3 (1.38%) Acronis