Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 73 56
Rank change year-on-year -34 -17 +4
Permanent jobs citing Unix 276 429 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 3.59% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.89% 18.03% 20.20%
Number of salaries quoted 215 287 477
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,400 £63,600 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2141 2380 2366
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.37% 19.90% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1854 1974 2088
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £57,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -9 116 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Shropshire +6 64 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Coventry -22 42 £49,500 +10.00% 5
Worcestershire -8 15 £44,500 +41.27%
Warwickshire -26 14 £35,000 -11.39% 2
Wolverhampton +10 4 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Staffordshire +2 3 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Solihull -15 2 £33,250 +10.83% 2
Walsall - 2 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 2 £45,000 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 175 (63.41%) Linux
2 129 (46.74%) Windows
3 106 (38.41%) Java
4 82 (29.71%) ITIL
5 77 (27.90%) SQL
6 68 (24.64%) Finance
7 67 (24.28%) Oracle
8 62 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (13.41%) Microsoft
10 36 (13.04%) Red Hat
11 33 (11.96%) Firewall
12 32 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (10.87%) SDLC
13 30 (10.87%) TCP/IP
14 29 (10.51%) Test Automation
15 28 (10.14%) SLA
15 28 (10.14%) SAN
15 28 (10.14%) Middleware
15 28 (10.14%) Service Management
15 28 (10.14%) Data Centre
16 27 (9.78%) SQL Server
17 26 (9.42%) JavaScript
17 26 (9.42%) NetApp
17 26 (9.42%) Change Management
17 26 (9.42%) Software Engineering
18 24 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (8.70%) Internet
18 24 (8.70%) .NET
19 23 (8.33%) VMware
19 23 (8.33%) 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 16 (5.80%) Apache
2 14 (5.07%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.71%) Confluence
4 9 (3.26%) JBoss
5 8 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.45%) SAS
7 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
8 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (5.43%) assyst
2 3 (1.09%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.09%) Office 365
5 2 (0.72%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.96%) Firewall
2 30 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 28 (10.14%) SAN
4 24 (8.70%) Internet
5 20 (7.25%) WAN
6 16 (5.80%) Network Security
7 15 (5.43%) LAN
8 10 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (3.62%) Unified Communications
9 9 (3.26%) SMTP
10 8 (2.90%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (2.90%) DNS
11 6 (2.17%) BGP
11 6 (2.17%) IMAP
11 6 (2.17%) OSPF
11 6 (2.17%) VPN
12 5 (1.81%) NAS
12 5 (1.81%) S/MIME
12 5 (1.81%) VLAN
13 4 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.97%) MySQL
3 20 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.88%) DB2
4 19 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.43%) Oracle Database
6 13 (4.71%) Big Data
7 9 (3.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.81%) Power BI
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.09%) Looker
10 2 (0.72%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.72%) KDB
10 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.72%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 20 (7.25%) Subversion
2 15 (5.43%) JIRA
3 13 (4.71%) Selenium
4 11 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (3.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (3.62%) ClearQuest
5 10 (3.62%) SoapUI
6 8 (2.90%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.90%) Maven
7 4 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.45%) JBehave
7 4 (1.45%) JMeter
7 4 (1.45%) JUnit
7 4 (1.45%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.45%) WATIR
8 3 (1.09%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 68 (24.64%) Finance
2 9 (3.26%) Banking
2 9 (3.26%) Retail
3 5 (1.81%) Marketing
4 4 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.72%) Back Office
5 2 (0.72%) Electronics
5 2 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Front Office
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (18.12%) Developer
2 36 (13.04%) Analyst
3 28 (10.14%) Administrator
4 23 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 17 (6.16%) Senior Developer
6 16 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
6 16 (5.80%) Software Engineer
6 16 (5.80%) Unix Administrator
7 15 (5.43%) Data Centre Engineer
7 15 (5.43%) Monitoring Engineer
8 13 (4.71%) PHP Developer
9 12 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
9 12 (4.35%) Senior PHP Developer
9 12 (4.35%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 12 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
9 12 (4.35%) Support Manager
9 12 (4.35%) Web Developer
10 11 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.99%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.14%) Middleware
2 24 (8.70%) .NET
3 18 (6.52%) HTML
4 16 (5.80%) CSS
5 11 (3.99%) XML
6 9 (3.26%) SOAP
7 8 (2.90%) Spring
8 7 (2.54%) Apache CXF
8 7 (2.54%) COM
8 7 (2.54%) Java EE
9 5 (1.81%) Flash
9 5 (1.81%) JMS
10 4 (1.45%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.09%) JSON
11 3 (1.09%) JSON Schema
11 3 (1.09%) RESTful
11 3 (1.09%) WSDL
11 3 (1.09%) XSD
11 3 (1.09%) XSLT
12 2 (0.72%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.14%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.97%) Fintech
4 11 (3.99%) iPad
5 9 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.26%) Replication
6 5 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.45%) IBM XIV
8 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.09%) Derivative
8 3 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.72%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 175 (63.41%) Linux
2 129 (46.74%) Windows
3 24 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (5.07%) Solaris
5 13 (4.71%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.35%) HPUX
7 9 (3.26%) AIX
8 6 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.09%) Android
10 3 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.72%) MVS
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.36%) CentOS
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.36%) SUSE
12 1 (0.36%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (29.71%) ITIL
2 62 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (10.87%) SDLC
4 29 (10.51%) Test Automation
5 28 (10.14%) Service Management
6 26 (9.42%) Change Management
6 26 (9.42%) Software Engineering
7 23 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (7.97%) DevOps
8 22 (7.97%) Process Improvement
9 21 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (7.25%) Service Delivery
11 19 (6.88%) Project Management
11 19 (6.88%) SIEM
12 18 (6.52%) Incident Management
12 18 (6.52%) Scrum
12 18 (6.52%) SOA
13 17 (6.16%) Analytics
13 17 (6.16%) OO
14 16 (5.80%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 106 (38.41%) Java
2 77 (27.90%) SQL
3 26 (9.42%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.97%) Perl
5 21 (7.61%) C
6 20 (7.25%) Shell Script
7 19 (6.88%) Python
8 15 (5.43%) C++
9 14 (5.07%) Korn
9 14 (5.07%) PHP
10 9 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.54%) C#
12 6 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.45%) COBOL
14 3 (1.09%) VB
15 2 (0.72%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.72%) JCL
15 2 (0.72%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.36%) Erlang
16 1 (0.36%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.97%) Degree
2 17 (6.16%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (3.26%) Master's Degree
3 9 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.54%) ISEB
5 7 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.17%) CREST Certified
7 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.81%) GCIA
7 5 (1.81%) GCIH
7 5 (1.81%) GIAC
7 5 (1.81%) GREM
8 4 (1.45%) CCNA
8 4 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.45%) PMP
9 3 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.14%) SLA
2 19 (6.88%) QA
3 15 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.09%) PMO
6 2 (0.72%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.90%) NFS
4 7 (2.54%) Snort
5 5 (1.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.09%) Docker
6 3 (1.09%) GPFS
6 3 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.09%) vSphere
6 3 (1.09%) XenApp
6 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.72%) Firmware
7 2 (0.72%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.72%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (7.61%) SCCM
1 21 (7.61%) SCOM
2 20 (7.25%) Tivoli
3 9 (3.26%) Nagios
4 5 (1.81%) Nessus
4 5 (1.81%) Netcool
5 3 (1.09%) Ansible
5 3 (1.09%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.09%) NetApp OnCommand
5 3 (1.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (1.09%) SnapMirror
6 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.72%) Puppet
6 2 (0.72%) SELinux
7 1 (0.36%) Control-M
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 67 (24.28%) Oracle
2 37 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 26 (9.42%) NetApp
5 23 (8.33%) VMware
6 20 (7.25%) IBM
7 19 (6.88%) Sybase
8 17 (6.16%) Cisco
9 14 (5.07%) CheckPoint
10 13 (4.71%) HP
11 11 (3.99%) Atlassian
12 10 (3.62%) BMC
12 10 (3.62%) CollabNet
12 10 (3.62%) Serena
12 10 (3.62%) Sonatype
13 8 (2.90%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.90%) LogRhythm
13 8 (2.90%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.54%) Citrix
15 6 (2.17%) Tableau