The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 102 108 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 4 12 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.28% 0.66% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.70% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 14
Average salary £34,500 £47,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.36% -15.55%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-6.81% +2.32%
UNIX Systems Administrator
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1332 1711 1481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.54% 94.43% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1330 1295
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

UNIX Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the Cambridge region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Cambridge

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) LDAP
3 5 (41.67%) Solaris
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (33.33%) Dovecot
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) PHP
4 4 (33.33%) NFS
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Life Science
6 2 (16.67%) e-Health
6 2 (16.67%) SSH
6 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) LDAP
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) SSH
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) SMTP
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Life Science
1 2 (16.67%) e-Health
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Biostatistics
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) PHP
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
2 4 (33.33%) Dovecot
2 4 (33.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Foundry
3 1 (8.33%) Brocade