Period
to 20 August 2019

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

Unix
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 131 106
Rank change year-on-year +42 -25 -32
Permanent jobs citing Unix 238 193 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.11% 2.13% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.95% 11.46% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 139 156 213
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,624 £30,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £77,500 £60,450
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 1,592 1,684 2,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.81% 18.60% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,359 1,845
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,700 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 August 2019.

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 August 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
Warwickshire +29 58 £42,500 -19.05% 2
Shropshire +31 51 £38,750 +3.33% 8
Coventry +17 36 £37,500 -25.00% 7
Birmingham +2 34 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Worcestershire +4 25 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Staffordshire +4 16 £45,000 - 2
Solihull -21 6 £43,750 +9.38% 3
Dudley - 3 £27,500 -
Tipton - 2 £27,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Unix
England

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

1 151 (63.45%) Linux
2 103 (43.28%) SQL
3 81 (34.03%) Java
4 79 (33.19%) Windows
5 68 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (26.47%) Oracle
7 61 (25.63%) Amazon AWS
8 60 (25.21%) DevOps
9 57 (23.95%) Jenkins
10 55 (23.11%) Software Engineering
11 49 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 39 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (15.97%) Maven
15 37 (15.55%) Python
15 37 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
16 36 (15.13%) Ansible
16 36 (15.13%) Web Services
17 35 (14.71%) SC Cleared
18 34 (14.29%) PL/SQL
19 31 (13.03%) SAS
20 29 (12.18%) SQL Server
20 29 (12.18%) Degree
20 29 (12.18%) Terraform
21 28 (11.76%) Git (software)
21 28 (11.76%) Analytics
21 28 (11.76%) XML
22 27 (11.34%) Perl
22 27 (11.34%) C
22 27 (11.34%) ITIL

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 31 (13.03%) SAS
2 24 (10.08%) IBM Notes
3 8 (3.36%) Apache
4 6 (2.52%) Confluence
5 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.26%) nginx
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.26%) Summit
2 2 (0.84%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.42%) FastStats
3 1 (0.42%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 61 (25.63%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.46%) PaaS
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon EKS
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (4.62%) Amazon S3
4 11 (4.62%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (4.62%) Serverless
5 8 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.36%) IaaS
6 7 (2.94%) SaaS
7 5 (2.10%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.84%) GitHub
10 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.72%) SAN
2 10 (4.20%) Network Security
2 10 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.78%) Internet
4 8 (3.36%) Broadband
4 8 (3.36%) DSL
4 8 (3.36%) LAN
5 7 (2.94%) VLAN
5 7 (2.94%) WAN
6 5 (2.10%) Firewall
7 3 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.26%) SMTP
8 2 (0.84%) FTP
8 2 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.84%) NAS
8 2 (0.84%) VoIP
8 2 (0.84%) WLAN
9 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (9.24%) Amazon Redshift
3 22 (9.24%) Hadoop
3 22 (9.24%) Pentaho
4 15 (6.30%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.30%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.04%) MySQL
7 7 (2.94%) Couchbase
8 6 (2.52%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.10%) Base SAS
9 5 (2.10%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (2.10%) Power BI
9 5 (2.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 5 (2.10%) SAS EBI
9 5 (2.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (2.10%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 4 (1.68%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (23.95%) Jenkins
2 38 (15.97%) Maven
3 28 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 23 (9.66%) Artifactory
5 22 (9.24%) Bitbucket
6 17 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
7 15 (6.30%) JUnit
8 10 (4.20%) JIRA
9 7 (2.94%) CircleCI
9 7 (2.94%) Codeship
9 7 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.94%) gulp
9 7 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (2.94%) Selenium
9 7 (2.94%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.52%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.10%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.68%) Toad
13 3 (1.26%) JDeveloper
13 3 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (9.66%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.40%) Finance
3 18 (7.56%) Public Sector
4 16 (6.72%) Retail
5 14 (5.88%) Electronics
6 10 (4.20%) Games
7 9 (3.78%) Marketing
8 8 (3.36%) Banking
9 6 (2.52%) Billing
10 5 (2.10%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.84%) Back Office
12 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (14.29%) Developer
1 34 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 31 (13.03%) Analyst
3 25 (10.50%) Embedded Engineer
4 23 (9.66%) Java Developer
5 18 (7.56%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 17 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) Applications Support
8 14 (5.88%) Consultant
9 13 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.04%) Mainframe Operator
11 11 (4.62%) Administrator
11 11 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (4.62%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.62%) Unix Support
12 10 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.20%) Test Engineer
13 9 (3.78%) E-Commerce Developer
13 9 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.13%) Web Services
2 28 (11.76%) XML
3 23 (9.66%) Spring
4 21 (8.82%) J2EE
5 20 (8.40%) JSON
6 19 (7.98%) SOAP
7 16 (6.72%) Spring Boot
8 15 (6.30%) RESTful
9 14 (5.88%) Apache Camel
9 14 (5.88%) Kafka
10 12 (5.04%) ISPF
11 10 (4.20%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.78%) CSS
12 9 (3.78%) CSS3
12 9 (3.78%) HTML
12 9 (3.78%) HTML5
12 9 (3.78%) JSP
12 9 (3.78%) Node.js
13 7 (2.94%) .NET
13 7 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 17 (7.14%) VHDL
3 15 (6.30%) Mainframe
4 13 (5.46%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.04%) EPoS
6 11 (4.62%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.78%) Cyberattack
7 9 (3.78%) iPad
8 7 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.94%) Mobile Games
9 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (2.10%) Social Media
11 4 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.68%) NHS
12 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 151 (63.45%) Linux
2 79 (33.19%) Windows
3 18 (7.56%) Solaris
4 15 (6.30%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.46%) Apple iOS
6 12 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.20%) MVS
8 9 (3.78%) Mac OS
9 8 (3.36%) SUSE
10 2 (0.84%) AIX
10 2 (0.84%) CentOS
10 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.42%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.42%) HPUX
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (25.21%) DevOps
3 55 (23.11%) Software Engineering
4 39 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (11.76%) Analytics
6 27 (11.34%) ITIL
7 26 (10.92%) Configuration Management
8 25 (10.50%) Service Delivery
9 22 (9.24%) Mentoring
9 22 (9.24%) OO
10 20 (8.40%) Data Analytics
10 20 (8.40%) Data Engineering
11 19 (7.98%) Incident Management
11 19 (7.98%) Scrum
12 18 (7.56%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (7.14%) UML
14 16 (6.72%) Process Improvement
14 16 (6.72%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 103 (43.28%) SQL
2 81 (34.03%) Java
3 37 (15.55%) Python
4 34 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 27 (11.34%) C
5 27 (11.34%) Perl
6 26 (10.92%) Bash Shell
6 26 (10.92%) C++
7 19 (7.98%) PHP
8 16 (6.72%) Shell Script
9 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 12 (5.04%) JCL
11 10 (4.20%) C#
12 9 (3.78%) AWK
12 9 (3.78%) JavaScript
13 6 (2.52%) Groovy
14 5 (2.10%) COBOL
15 4 (1.68%) Korn
16 2 (0.84%) R
16 2 (0.84%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 42 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.18%) Degree
4 6 (2.52%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.10%) CISSP
6 4 (1.68%) CCNA
6 4 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.68%) RHCE
6 4 (1.68%) SANS
6 4 (1.68%) SSCP
7 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.84%) ISEB
8 2 (0.84%) MCSA
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.72%) SLA
2 15 (6.30%) QA
3 8 (3.36%) GDPR
4 7 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (6.30%) Active Directory
1 15 (6.30%) Docker
2 13 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.04%) Firmware
3 12 (5.04%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 12 (5.04%) Time Sharing Option
4 8 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.26%) NFS
5 3 (1.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.42%) Postfix
7 1 (0.42%) Squid
Systems Management
1 36 (15.13%) Ansible
2 29 (12.18%) Terraform
3 19 (7.98%) OpenView
4 17 (7.14%) SELinux
5 15 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (6.30%) Puppet
6 14 (5.88%) Kubernetes
7 13 (5.46%) Netcool
8 8 (3.36%) ServiceCenter
9 7 (2.94%) CFEngine
10 6 (2.52%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.68%) QRadar
12 3 (1.26%) EnCase
12 3 (1.26%) FTK
12 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.26%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (1.26%) Simpana
13 2 (0.84%) Avamar
13 2 (0.84%) Nagios
14 1 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (26.47%) Oracle
2 27 (11.34%) VMware
3 25 (10.50%) HP
4 24 (10.08%) Lotus
4 24 (10.08%) Microsoft
5 22 (9.24%) Cloudera
5 22 (9.24%) IBM
6 14 (5.88%) Remedy
7 12 (5.04%) Apple
8 11 (4.62%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.20%) Citrix
9 10 (4.20%) Fujitsu
10 9 (3.78%) Intel
11 8 (3.36%) Google
11 8 (3.36%) Xilinx
12 7 (2.94%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.94%) SAP
13 6 (2.52%) Splunk
14 5 (2.10%) Cerillion
14 5 (2.10%) MuleSoft