Period
to 20 October 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 78 66
Rank change year-on-year -51 -12 -22
Permanent jobs citing Unix 234 404 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.37% 3.43% 3.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.17% 17.08% 19.26%
Number of salaries quoted 180 308 424
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £68,750
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 2094 2366 2264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.21% 20.10% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1831 1973 2006
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £56,250
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 October 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 October 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 -15 119 £46,000 -14.42% 4
Shropshire -3 41 £45,000 +9.09%
Coventry -29 35 £50,000 +20.48% 6
Warwickshire -28 15 £35,000 -11.39% 2
Worcestershire -5 13 £44,500 +41.27% 1
Staffordshire -11 3 £25,000 -37.50%
Wolverhampton +9 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Walsall - 2 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 2 £45,000 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 147 (62.82%) Linux
2 95 (40.60%) Windows
3 87 (37.18%) Java
4 79 (33.76%) SQL
5 72 (30.77%) Finance
6 62 (26.50%) ITIL
7 53 (22.65%) Oracle
7 53 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
9 30 (12.82%) Service Management
9 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (11.97%) Degree
11 27 (11.54%) Red Hat
11 27 (11.54%) SDLC
12 26 (11.11%) JavaScript
13 25 (10.68%) Perl
13 25 (10.68%) Change Management
14 24 (10.26%) Python
14 24 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (10.26%) Data Centre
15 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
15 23 (9.83%) VMware
16 22 (9.40%) Sybase
16 22 (9.40%) SLA
16 22 (9.40%) Software Engineering
16 22 (9.40%) Fintech
17 21 (8.97%) DevOps
17 21 (8.97%) Subversion
17 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
17 21 (8.97%) Internet

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 19 (8.12%) Apache
1 19 (8.12%) Confluence
2 15 (6.41%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.13%) JBoss
4 9 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.71%) SAS
6 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.28%) IIS
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.56%) assyst
2 3 (1.28%) Shopify
3 2 (0.85%) Magento
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.97%) Internet
1 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.55%) Firewall
2 20 (8.55%) SAN
3 15 (6.41%) WAN
4 14 (5.98%) Network Security
5 12 (5.13%) LAN
6 11 (4.70%) SMTP
6 11 (4.70%) Unified Communications
7 8 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (2.99%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (2.56%) DNS
9 6 (2.56%) IMAP
10 5 (2.14%) NAS
10 5 (2.14%) S/MIME
10 5 (2.14%) VPN
11 4 (1.71%) BGP
11 4 (1.71%) OSPF
11 4 (1.71%) WLAN
12 3 (1.28%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.69%) DB2
2 18 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 17 (7.26%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.27%) MySQL
5 9 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.99%) Big Data
7 5 (2.14%) Power BI
7 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.28%) Looker
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.85%) BODI
10 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (8.97%) Subversion
2 19 (8.12%) JIRA
3 13 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (5.13%) ClearQuest
5 11 (4.70%) Selenium
6 10 (4.27%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.42%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.42%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.99%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.56%) Maven
10 5 (2.14%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.14%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.71%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.71%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.71%) JBehave
11 4 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.71%) WATIR
11 4 (1.71%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (30.77%) Finance
2 17 (7.26%) Banking
3 8 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.56%) Front Office
4 6 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.71%) Billing
5 4 (1.71%) Retail
6 3 (1.28%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (15.38%) Developer
2 29 (12.39%) Analyst
3 21 (8.97%) Applications Support
4 20 (8.55%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.12%) Administrator
6 17 (7.26%) Software Engineer
7 13 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
7 13 (5.56%) DBA
7 13 (5.56%) Monitoring Engineer
7 13 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Unix Administrator
8 11 (4.70%) Unix Support
9 10 (4.27%) Architect
9 10 (4.27%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (4.27%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.27%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.27%) Unix Engineer
9 10 (4.27%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.69%) .NET
2 16 (6.84%) HTML
3 15 (6.41%) XML
4 14 (5.98%) Middleware
5 13 (5.56%) CSS
6 8 (3.42%) Java EE
7 7 (2.99%) Apache CXF
7 7 (2.99%) COM
7 7 (2.99%) SOAP
7 7 (2.99%) Spring
8 6 (2.56%) JSON
9 5 (2.14%) REST
10 4 (1.71%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.71%) Web Services
11 3 (1.28%) JMS
11 3 (1.28%) JSON Schema
11 3 (1.28%) Laravel
11 3 (1.28%) WSDL
11 3 (1.28%) XSD
11 3 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 22 (9.40%) Fintech
4 13 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.27%) iPad
5 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.71%) Replication
8 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.28%) Derivative
8 3 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.85%) Equities
9 2 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 147 (62.82%) Linux
2 95 (40.60%) Windows
3 17 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (5.56%) AIX
5 12 (5.13%) Solaris
6 9 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.14%) Android
8 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.14%) HPUX
9 4 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.85%) MVS
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.43%) SUSE
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.50%) ITIL
2 53 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.82%) Service Management
4 27 (11.54%) SDLC
5 25 (10.68%) Change Management
6 24 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (9.40%) Software Engineering
8 21 (8.97%) DevOps
9 18 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 18 (7.69%) Process Improvement
9 18 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 18 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 16 (6.84%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.41%) OO
12 13 (5.56%) Analytical Thinking
12 13 (5.56%) Break/Fix
12 13 (5.56%) Scrum
13 12 (5.13%) SOA
14 11 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 87 (37.18%) Java
2 79 (33.76%) SQL
3 26 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.68%) Perl
5 24 (10.26%) Python
6 19 (8.12%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.98%) C++
8 13 (5.56%) C
9 11 (4.70%) Korn
9 11 (4.70%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.85%) PHP
11 8 (3.42%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.99%) C#
13 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.28%) VB
14 2 (0.85%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.85%) JCL
14 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.43%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 28 (11.97%) Degree
2 14 (5.98%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.42%) Master's Degree
6 7 (2.99%) ISEB
7 6 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.28%) CCNA
9 3 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.85%) CISSP
10 2 (0.85%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.85%) GCIA
10 2 (0.85%) GCIH
10 2 (0.85%) GIAC
10 2 (0.85%) GREM
10 2 (0.85%) OCP
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.40%) SLA
2 14 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 13 (5.56%) QA
4 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.85%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.56%) NFS
3 6 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.71%) Docker
6 3 (1.28%) Snort
6 3 (1.28%) vSphere
6 3 (1.28%) XenApp
6 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.85%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (7.26%) SCCM
2 13 (5.56%) SCOM
2 13 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.28%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.28%) HP Fortify
3 3 (1.28%) Nessus
3 3 (1.28%) Netcool
4 2 (0.85%) Ansible
4 2 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.85%) Nagios
4 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.85%) Puppet
4 2 (0.85%) SELinux
5 1 (0.43%) Kibana
5 1 (0.43%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 53 (22.65%) Oracle
2 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 27 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 23 (9.83%) VMware
5 22 (9.40%) Sybase
6 18 (7.69%) IBM
6 18 (7.69%) NetApp
7 14 (5.98%) Atlassian
8 13 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.56%) Cisco
9 12 (5.13%) BMC
9 12 (5.13%) CollabNet
9 12 (5.13%) Serena
9 12 (5.13%) Sonatype
10 6 (2.56%) Citrix
10 6 (2.56%) HP
11 5 (2.14%) Tableau
12 4 (1.71%) Juniper
13 3 (1.28%) Capita
13 3 (1.28%) Dell