The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 769 786 747
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 85 103 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 75 74 85
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £72,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
- +1.91%
UNIX Systems Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Salary Trend in England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

UNIX Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 26 £50,000 -16.66% 5
South East +12 26 £44,750 +4.06% 2
East of England +12 14 £41,250 +5.76% 1
Yorkshire +2 11 £32,700 -23.05%
South West -8 5 £42,500 -
East Midlands +9 2 £34,500 -13.75%
West Midlands -16 1 £39,000 -2.50%
UNIX Systems Administrator
UK

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 169 (100.00%) UNIX
2 143 (84.62%) Linux
3 93 (55.03%) Red Hat
4 88 (52.07%) Solaris
5 64 (37.87%) Oracle
5 64 (37.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (33.73%) Perl
6 57 (33.73%) VMware
7 54 (31.95%) SAN
8 49 (28.99%) TCP/IP
9 47 (27.81%) DNS
10 45 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (25.44%) Puppet
12 42 (24.85%) AIX
12 42 (24.85%) Python
13 41 (24.26%) HP
14 40 (23.67%) Finance
15 37 (21.89%) Shell Script
16 32 (18.93%) MySQL
16 32 (18.93%) Bash Shell
17 31 (18.34%) Veritas
18 28 (16.57%) Sun
19 27 (15.98%) IBM
20 26 (15.38%) HPUX
20 26 (15.38%) Debian
20 26 (15.38%) DevOps
21 25 (14.79%) SUSE
22 23 (13.61%) Apache
22 23 (13.61%) NFS
22 23 (13.61%) EMC

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 23 (13.61%) Apache
2 15 (8.88%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.92%) IIS
4 7 (4.14%) GlassFish
5 6 (3.55%) JBoss
6 4 (2.37%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.37%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (2.37%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.78%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.78%) Moodle
8 2 (1.18%) Jetty
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.18%) PaaS
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (31.95%) SAN
2 49 (28.99%) TCP/IP
3 47 (27.81%) DNS
4 20 (11.83%) LDAP
5 17 (10.06%) Firewall
6 16 (9.47%) DHCP
6 16 (9.47%) NAS
7 13 (7.69%) SSH
7 13 (7.69%) SMTP
8 11 (6.51%) HTTP
9 10 (5.92%) FTP
9 10 (5.92%) BGP
9 10 (5.92%) Network Security
10 7 (4.14%) InfiniBand
11 6 (3.55%) VPN
11 6 (3.55%) LAN
11 6 (3.55%) WAN
11 6 (3.55%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.37%) Internet
13 3 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.93%) MySQL
2 11 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (6.51%) DB2
3 6 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.37%) Informix
5 4 (2.37%) MaxDB
6 3 (1.78%) InfluxDB
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.33%) Subversion
3 2 (1.18%) Toad
3 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 40 (23.67%) Finance
2 20 (11.83%) Banking
3 11 (6.51%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.55%) Back Office
5 4 (2.37%) Games
5 4 (2.37%) French Language
5 4 (2.37%) German Language
5 4 (2.37%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.78%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Local Government
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.55%) LAMP
2 4 (2.37%) Web Services
3 3 (1.78%) FastCGI
3 3 (1.78%) OAuth
4 2 (1.18%) J2EE
4 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.51%) Celerra
2 11 (6.51%) Clustering
3 8 (4.73%) LPAR
4 7 (4.14%) CLARiiON
4 7 (4.14%) HACMP
5 4 (2.37%) Replication
5 4 (2.37%) AS400
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.37%) PlayStation
6 3 (1.78%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.78%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.78%) CMDB
6 3 (1.78%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.78%) Equities
7 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.18%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.18%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 169 (100.00%) UNIX
2 143 (84.62%) Linux
3 88 (52.07%) Solaris
4 64 (37.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (24.85%) AIX
6 26 (15.38%) HPUX
6 26 (15.38%) Debian
7 25 (14.79%) SUSE
8 21 (12.43%) Windows
9 14 (8.28%) Ubuntu
10 12 (7.10%) CentOS
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.78%) VMS
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.38%) DevOps
2 19 (11.24%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (8.88%) ITIL
4 14 (8.28%) Load Balancing
5 12 (7.10%) Time Management
6 11 (6.51%) Problem Management
7 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.33%) Kernel Tuning
7 9 (5.33%) Software Deployment
8 8 (4.73%) Low Latency
8 8 (4.73%) Performance Management
9 7 (4.14%) Data Management
9 7 (4.14%) CRM
9 7 (4.14%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.55%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (3.55%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.96%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.96%) Migration
12 4 (2.37%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (33.73%) Perl
2 42 (24.85%) Python
3 37 (21.89%) Shell Script
4 32 (18.93%) Bash Shell
5 16 (9.47%) PHP
5 16 (9.47%) Ruby
6 15 (8.88%) Java
7 13 (7.69%) Korn
8 11 (6.51%) Bourne shell
8 11 (6.51%) SQL
9 3 (1.78%) C-shell
10 2 (1.18%) C
10 2 (1.18%) C++
10 2 (1.18%) AWK
11 1 (0.59%) R
11 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.10%) Degree
2 10 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (4.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.55%) RHCSA
4 6 (3.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.78%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) RHCE
7 2 (1.18%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.59%) LPIC
8 1 (0.59%) MCSE
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (13.61%) NFS
3 22 (13.02%) vSphere
4 11 (6.51%) KVM
5 10 (5.92%) Xen
5 10 (5.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (4.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
8 4 (2.37%) Samba
8 4 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.78%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.78%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.78%) Squid
10 2 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.18%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.18%) XenApp
10 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.59%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.59%) Varnish
11 1 (0.59%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 43 (25.44%) Puppet
2 20 (11.83%) NetBackup
3 15 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (7.10%) Nagios
5 11 (6.51%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (5.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 10 (5.92%) yum
7 9 (5.33%) Salt
8 7 (4.14%) Legato
9 6 (3.55%) Opsview
9 6 (3.55%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.37%) Backup Exec
10 4 (2.37%) ARCserve
10 4 (2.37%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.78%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (1.18%) OpenView
12 2 (1.18%) Foglight
12 2 (1.18%) Control-M
13 1 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 93 (55.03%) Red Hat
2 64 (37.87%) Oracle
3 57 (33.73%) VMware
4 41 (24.26%) HP
5 31 (18.34%) Veritas
6 28 (16.57%) Sun
7 27 (15.98%) IBM
8 23 (13.61%) EMC
9 18 (10.65%) Cisco
10 16 (9.47%) Sybase
11 15 (8.88%) NetApp
11 15 (8.88%) Symantec
12 7 (4.14%) Intel
13 5 (2.96%) Brocade
14 4 (2.37%) SAP
14 4 (2.37%) Hitachi
14 4 (2.37%) Lotus
15 3 (1.78%) Splunk
15 3 (1.78%) F5
15 3 (1.78%) CheckPoint
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