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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 210 206 173
Rank change year-on-year -4 -33 -24
Permanent jobs citing Unix 1,373 490 152
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.92% 1.56% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.74% 8.13% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 737 389 123
10th Percentile £39,745 £35,000 £39,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,750 £45,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £89,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12,780 6,025 1,854
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.90% 19.15% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7,517 5,197 1,582
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,675 £67,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

Unix
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Unix as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Unix trend for jobs with a WFH option

Unix
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Unix.

Unix salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Unix
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Unix over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Unix salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, Unix job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Unix.

1 893 (65.04%) Linux
2 594 (43.26%) Python
3 502 (36.56%) AWS
4 487 (35.47%) Java
5 471 (34.30%) Agile
6 452 (32.92%) SQL
7 447 (32.56%) Social Skills
8 403 (29.35%) CI/CD
9 383 (27.90%) Kubernetes
10 382 (27.82%) DevOps
11 350 (25.49%) Windows
12 343 (24.98%) Docker
13 338 (24.62%) Software Engineering
14 333 (24.25%) Finance
15 323 (23.53%) Azure
16 278 (20.25%) JavaScript
17 258 (18.79%) Git (software)
18 247 (17.99%) Degree
18 247 (17.99%) Oracle
19 222 (16.17%) Jenkins
20 217 (15.80%) Computer Science
20 217 (15.80%) TDD
21 204 (14.86%) Bash
22 201 (14.64%) Go
23 199 (14.49%) Scrum
24 192 (13.98%) Kafka
25 191 (13.91%) Microservices
26 190 (13.84%) Terraform
27 187 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
28 183 (13.33%) MySQL

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 126 (9.18%) Apache
2 70 (5.10%) Confluence
3 55 (4.01%) Tomcat
4 52 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (2.99%) IIS
6 24 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 24 (1.75%) nginx
7 23 (1.68%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
9 19 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.02%) CMS
11 13 (0.95%) JBoss
12 11 (0.80%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.80%) Luigi
13 10 (0.73%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.44%) Jetty
15 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.073%) CATIA
5 1 (0.073%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 28 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.73%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.44%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 6 (0.44%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.15%) Shopify
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.073%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 502 (36.56%) AWS
2 323 (23.53%) Azure
3 172 (12.53%) GCP
4 150 (10.92%) GitHub
5 92 (6.70%) SaaS
5 92 (6.70%) Serverless
6 85 (6.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 71 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
8 50 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (3.06%) OpenShift
10 41 (2.99%) Amazon S3
11 40 (2.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 36 (2.62%) Amazon SQS
13 29 (2.11%) PaaS
14 25 (1.82%) Microsoft 365
15 24 (1.75%) Apigee
15 24 (1.75%) GitHub Actions
15 24 (1.75%) IaaS
16 23 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
17 22 (1.60%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 122 (8.89%) Firewall
2 63 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 58 (4.22%) DNS
4 54 (3.93%) HTTP
5 38 (2.77%) HTTPS
6 36 (2.62%) LAN
7 32 (2.33%) Network Security
8 31 (2.26%) SSH
9 27 (1.97%) VPN
10 23 (1.68%) WAN
11 22 (1.60%) DMZ
12 21 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (1.46%) SAN
14 19 (1.38%) Wireless
15 18 (1.31%) DHCP
16 17 (1.24%) Internet
17 13 (0.95%) SMTP
18 12 (0.87%) X.509
19 11 (0.80%) Kerberos
20 10 (0.73%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (13.33%) MySQL
2 138 (10.05%) PostgreSQL
3 124 (9.03%) SQL Server
4 119 (8.67%) NoSQL
5 87 (6.34%) Relational Database
6 84 (6.12%) MongoDB
7 70 (5.10%) Oracle Database
8 69 (5.03%) Redis
9 53 (3.86%) MariaDB
10 45 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
11 39 (2.84%) Big Data
12 36 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
13 33 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.75%) JasperReports
16 20 (1.46%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.24%) DB2
18 16 (1.17%) Data Lake
19 15 (1.09%) Amazon Athena
20 14 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 258 (18.79%) Git (software)
2 222 (16.17%) Jenkins
3 139 (10.12%) JIRA
4 95 (6.92%) GitLab
5 42 (3.06%) Maven
6 37 (2.69%) Cucumber
7 36 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 31 (2.26%) Selenium
9 29 (2.11%) Artifactory
10 26 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 26 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
11 23 (1.68%) Gradle
12 21 (1.53%) JMeter
12 21 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.31%) Ant
13 18 (1.31%) Subversion
14 14 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.02%) JUnit
15 13 (0.95%) CircleCI
15 13 (0.95%) Eclipse
General
1 447 (32.56%) Social Skills
2 333 (24.25%) Finance
3 156 (11.36%) Public Sector
4 131 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (8.38%) Retail
6 106 (7.72%) Games
7 97 (7.06%) Marketing
8 83 (6.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 80 (5.83%) Electronics
10 78 (5.68%) Banking
11 58 (4.22%) Telecoms
12 56 (4.08%) Local Government
13 51 (3.71%) Social Housing
14 50 (3.64%) Manufacturing
15 34 (2.48%) Aerospace
16 30 (2.18%) Advertising
17 17 (1.24%) Front Office
18 15 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
18 15 (1.09%) Financial Institution
19 13 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 263 (19.16%) Developer
2 195 (14.20%) Software Engineer
3 139 (10.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 92 (6.70%) Java Developer
5 91 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 83 (6.05%) Consultant
7 77 (5.61%) Administrator
8 74 (5.39%) Analyst
9 72 (5.24%) Senior Software Engineer
10 58 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
11 54 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 53 (3.86%) Data Engineer
13 51 (3.71%) Implementation Consultant
14 50 (3.64%) Applications Support
15 48 (3.50%) Senior DevOps
15 48 (3.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 42 (3.06%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 40 (2.91%) Site Engineer
18 38 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
18 38 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (13.98%) Kafka
2 167 (12.16%) React
3 157 (11.43%) Node.js
4 95 (6.92%) Spring
5 74 (5.39%) CSS
5 74 (5.39%) Web Services
6 73 (5.32%) .NET
6 73 (5.32%) HTML
7 72 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
8 70 (5.10%) RESTful
9 68 (4.95%) JSON
9 68 (4.95%) Spring Boot
10 67 (4.88%) XML
11 61 (4.44%) GraphQL
12 59 (4.30%) REST
13 50 (3.64%) AngularJS
14 45 (3.28%) LAMP
15 34 (2.48%) Parceljs
16 33 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
17 32 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.98%) Algorithms
2 95 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
3 93 (6.77%) Data Structures
4 89 (6.48%) Public Cloud
5 68 (4.95%) Linux Command Line
6 65 (4.73%) Management Information System
7 63 (4.59%) Cloud Native
8 61 (4.44%) Blog
9 58 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
10 51 (3.71%) Housing Association
11 47 (3.42%) User Experience
12 39 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
13 35 (2.55%) Private Cloud
14 31 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 30 (2.18%) Data Centre
15 30 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
16 26 (1.89%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
18 23 (1.68%) Clustering
19 22 (1.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 893 (65.04%) Linux
2 350 (25.49%) Windows
3 92 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 55 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (3.86%) Solaris
6 39 (2.84%) CentOS
7 34 (2.48%) AIX
8 21 (1.53%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.24%) Mac OS
10 16 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (1.09%) zOS
12 13 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.80%) Android
14 9 (0.66%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.44%) Debian
17 6 (0.44%) HPUX
17 6 (0.44%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (34.30%) Agile
2 403 (29.35%) CI/CD
3 382 (27.82%) DevOps
4 338 (24.62%) Software Engineering
5 217 (15.80%) Computer Science
5 217 (15.80%) TDD
6 199 (14.49%) Scrum
7 191 (13.91%) Microservices
8 187 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
9 165 (12.02%) Test Automation
10 162 (11.80%) Open Source
11 161 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
12 159 (11.58%) Infrastructure as Code
13 147 (10.71%) Mentoring
14 143 (10.42%) SDLC
15 115 (8.38%) ITIL
16 113 (8.23%) Analytics
17 106 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 104 (7.57%) Machine Learning
19 100 (7.28%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 594 (43.26%) Python
2 487 (35.47%) Java
3 452 (32.92%) SQL
4 278 (20.25%) JavaScript
5 204 (14.86%) Bash
6 201 (14.64%) Go
7 141 (10.27%) Shell Script
8 134 (9.76%) C++
9 116 (8.45%) Ruby
10 109 (7.94%) PowerShell
11 104 (7.57%) Scala
12 91 (6.63%) Perl
13 87 (6.34%) TypeScript
14 75 (5.46%) C
15 65 (4.73%) PHP
16 58 (4.22%) C#
17 48 (3.50%) Kotlin
18 46 (3.35%) Clojure
18 46 (3.35%) Groovy
19 43 (3.13%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 247 (17.99%) Degree
2 103 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 94 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 88 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 79 (5.75%) DBS Check
6 21 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.24%) CCNA
9 16 (1.17%) CISSP
9 16 (1.17%) Master's Degree
10 15 (1.09%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.58%) IBM Certification
13 8 (0.58%) MCSE
14 7 (0.51%) CCNP
14 7 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
15 6 (0.44%) CEH
15 6 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (10.56%) QA
2 34 (2.48%) Accessibility
3 26 (1.89%) GDPR
4 24 (1.75%) SLA
5 22 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.17%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.51%) NIST
7 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.44%) GxP
9 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.29%) HL7
10 4 (0.29%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.29%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 343 (24.98%) Docker
2 77 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 75 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 26 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (1.31%) KVM
7 17 (1.24%) Xen
8 14 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.87%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.80%) NFS
10 11 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.51%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.44%) iptables
13 5 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.36%) etcd
13 5 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.36%) vSphere
14 3 (0.22%) Firmware
14 3 (0.22%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 383 (27.90%) Kubernetes
2 190 (13.84%) Terraform
3 177 (12.89%) Ansible
4 111 (8.08%) Puppet
5 72 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (4.30%) Prometheus
7 47 (3.42%) Grafana
8 35 (2.55%) Nagios
9 28 (2.04%) Kibana
10 22 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
11 21 (1.53%) ZABBIX
12 17 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 15 (1.09%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 11 (0.80%) CFEngine
15 11 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
15 11 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
16 10 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
16 10 (0.73%) SCSM
16 10 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 247 (17.99%) Oracle
2 177 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 108 (7.87%) VMware
4 82 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 76 (5.54%) SAP
6 73 (5.32%) NEC
6 73 (5.32%) Northgate
7 63 (4.59%) Google
8 53 (3.86%) IBM
9 45 (3.28%) Cisco
10 40 (2.91%) Splunk
11 39 (2.84%) Atlassian
12 38 (2.77%) SolarWinds
13 28 (2.04%) LexisNexis
13 28 (2.04%) Veritas
14 23 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 22 (1.60%) Snapchat
16 17 (1.24%) Sun
17 16 (1.17%) Stackify
18 13 (0.95%) AppDynamics