Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 119 143
Rank change year-on-year +15 +24 -59
Permanent jobs citing Unix 169 190 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.61% 2.41% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.83% 12.16% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 128 135 148
West Midlands median annual salary £48,431 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.07% -2.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,040 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.71% +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 1,429 1,562 2,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.05% 19.84% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,126 1,259 1,708
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -0.71%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,400 £21,175
90th Percentile £65,625 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Birmingham +77 68 £46,000 +8.24% 21
Coventry +16 39 £49,362 +41.03% 6
Shropshire +22 21 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Worcestershire -13 14 £52,500 +5.26% 3
Warwickshire -50 10 £46,000 +4.55% 2
Staffordshire +5 9 £33,750 -32.50% 1
Solihull +5 5 £45,000 +9.09% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 119 (70.41%) Linux
2 71 (42.01%) Oracle
3 64 (37.87%) Git (software)
4 63 (37.28%) Windows
5 60 (35.50%) SQL
6 59 (34.91%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (31.95%) Analytical Skills
8 53 (31.36%) Jenkins
9 51 (30.18%) AWS
10 49 (28.99%) Java
11 48 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (24.85%) SQL Server
13 38 (22.49%) Finance
13 38 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (21.89%) DevOps
15 33 (19.53%) SonarQube
16 31 (18.34%) Microsoft
17 30 (17.75%) Mentoring
18 29 (17.16%) Ansible
18 29 (17.16%) Python
19 27 (15.98%) Maven
19 27 (15.98%) Terraform
20 26 (15.38%) Artifactory
20 26 (15.38%) PL/SQL
20 26 (15.38%) Web Services
21 25 (14.79%) Configuration Management
21 25 (14.79%) TDD
21 25 (14.79%) Docker
22 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
22 24 (14.20%) OO

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 22 (13.02%) Confluence
2 16 (9.47%) Apache
3 14 (8.28%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (6.51%) SAS
5 8 (4.73%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.78%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.78%) JBoss
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.59%) nginx
8 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.18%) FastStats
2 2 (1.18%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (30.18%) AWS
2 15 (8.88%) Azure
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.37%) GitHub
3 4 (2.37%) Serverless
4 3 (1.78%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.78%) GCP
5 2 (1.18%) Office 365
5 2 (1.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) Wireless
2 8 (4.73%) Internet
2 8 (4.73%) SAN
3 7 (4.14%) Firewall
3 7 (4.14%) VoIP
4 6 (3.55%) DHCP
4 6 (3.55%) DNS
4 6 (3.55%) LAN
4 6 (3.55%) WAN
5 4 (2.37%) SMTP
5 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.78%) FTP
7 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.18%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.18%) VPN
7 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.59%) HTTP
8 1 (0.59%) Network Security
8 1 (0.59%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.83%) MySQL
3 18 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.51%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.92%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (5.92%) Pentaho
6 9 (5.33%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.55%) Big Data
10 4 (2.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.78%) DB2
11 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.18%) Redis
12 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (37.87%) Git (software)
2 53 (31.36%) Jenkins
3 33 (19.53%) SonarQube
4 27 (15.98%) Maven
5 26 (15.38%) Artifactory
6 22 (13.02%) JIRA
7 16 (9.47%) JUnit
8 14 (8.28%) GitLab
9 13 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (7.69%) JMeter
10 10 (5.92%) Bitbucket
11 9 (5.33%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (3.55%) Cucumber
12 6 (3.55%) Selenium
13 4 (2.37%) Babel
13 4 (2.37%) Jasmine
13 4 (2.37%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (2.37%) Postman
13 4 (2.37%) webpack
14 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (22.49%) Finance
2 22 (13.02%) Electronics
3 21 (12.43%) Public Sector
4 20 (11.83%) Telecoms
5 16 (9.47%) Marketing
6 13 (7.69%) Manufacturing
7 9 (5.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.59%) Back Office
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (24.26%) Developer
2 21 (12.43%) Analyst
2 21 (12.43%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Senior Developer
4 14 (8.28%) Software Developer
4 14 (8.28%) Software Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Data Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (7.69%) Senior Java Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Lead DevOps
6 12 (7.10%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Web Developer
7 11 (6.51%) PHP Developer
8 10 (5.92%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.38%) Web Services
2 21 (12.43%) Spring
3 16 (9.47%) JPA
4 15 (8.88%) .NET
4 15 (8.88%) J2EE
5 14 (8.28%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (8.28%) RESTful
5 14 (8.28%) Spring Boot
6 13 (7.69%) Apache NiFi
6 13 (7.69%) JDBC
7 8 (4.73%) Laravel
7 8 (4.73%) Middleware
7 8 (4.73%) XML
8 6 (3.55%) Jest
8 6 (3.55%) Swagger
9 5 (2.96%) REST
9 5 (2.96%) SOAP
10 4 (2.37%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.37%) OpenCV
10 4 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (31.95%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (6.51%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.33%) VHDL
5 6 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.96%) Over-the-Top Content
6 5 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.78%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.18%) EPoS
9 2 (1.18%) NHS
9 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 2 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 119 (70.41%) Linux
2 63 (37.28%) Windows
3 13 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.14%) Solaris
6 6 (3.55%) AIX
7 5 (2.96%) HPUX
8 4 (2.37%) SUSE
8 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.78%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (34.91%) Problem-Solving
2 48 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (21.89%) DevOps
5 30 (17.75%) Mentoring
6 25 (14.79%) Configuration Management
6 25 (14.79%) TDD
7 24 (14.20%) OO
7 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
8 22 (13.02%) SDLC
9 21 (12.43%) Test Automation
10 16 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (9.47%) Software Delivery
11 15 (8.88%) SIEM
12 14 (8.28%) Coaching
12 14 (8.28%) Data Engineering
12 14 (8.28%) Microservices
12 14 (8.28%) Regression Testing
12 14 (8.28%) Security Operations
13 13 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.50%) SQL
2 49 (28.99%) Java
3 29 (17.16%) Python
4 26 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 21 (12.43%) PHP
6 20 (11.83%) C
6 20 (11.83%) C++
7 16 (9.47%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.92%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.14%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.37%) Perl
10 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.18%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.18%) Korn
12 1 (0.59%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.59%) JCL
12 1 (0.59%) Jython
12 1 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (13.02%) Degree
2 17 (10.06%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.78%) HNC
5 3 (1.78%) MCSA
5 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.18%) CISSP
6 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.59%) CCNP
7 1 (0.59%) CEH
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.59%) CSPO
7 1 (0.59%) GCIH
7 1 (0.59%) GIAC
7 1 (0.59%) MCIPD
7 1 (0.59%) SANS
7 1 (0.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.06%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (14.79%) Docker
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.18%) NFS
4 2 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.59%) Firmware
5 1 (0.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.59%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (17.16%) Ansible
2 27 (15.98%) Terraform
3 16 (9.47%) Packer
4 14 (8.28%) Kibana
4 14 (8.28%) logstash
5 9 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.33%) Puppet
5 9 (5.33%) SELinux
6 5 (2.96%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.37%) OpenView
8 3 (1.78%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.78%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.78%) Netcool
9 2 (1.18%) Nessus
9 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.18%) SCOM
9 2 (1.18%) Simpana
9 2 (1.18%) vRealize
10 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 71 (42.01%) Oracle
2 31 (18.34%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.69%) SAP
3 13 (7.69%) VMware
4 10 (5.92%) Cloudera
5 9 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.73%) HP
7 7 (4.14%) Cisco
8 5 (2.96%) Remedy
9 4 (2.37%) BMC
9 4 (2.37%) F5
9 4 (2.37%) IBM
9 4 (2.37%) Splunk
9 4 (2.37%) Sun
10 3 (1.78%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.78%) Hitachi
10 3 (1.78%) JDA
10 3 (1.78%) NetApp
10 3 (1.78%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.78%) Veritas