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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 814 806 671
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -135
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 64 91 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.083% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.088% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 53 66 154
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £68,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +0.88%
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
South East +9 24 £40,500 -33.87%
East of England +16 20 £47,500 +17.28% 1
London +14 16 £57,500 +15.00%
South West -16 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -4 2 £31,500 -25.88% 1
West Midlands -22 2 £42,875 -2.55%
UNIX Systems Administrator
UK

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 167 (100.00%) UNIX
2 147 (88.02%) Linux
3 94 (56.29%) Solaris
4 84 (50.30%) Red Hat
5 69 (41.32%) Oracle
6 62 (37.13%) SAN
7 59 (35.33%) VMware
8 53 (31.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (29.34%) Finance
10 48 (28.74%) Perl
11 47 (28.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (25.75%) AIX
13 42 (25.15%) Shell Script
14 36 (21.56%) HP
15 34 (20.36%) Python
15 34 (20.36%) Puppet
16 33 (19.76%) TCP/IP
17 31 (18.56%) DNS
17 31 (18.56%) Sun
18 29 (17.37%) HPUX
18 29 (17.37%) Oracle ZFS
19 27 (16.17%) Windows
20 26 (15.57%) DevOps
21 24 (14.37%) MySQL
21 24 (14.37%) Debian
21 24 (14.37%) Bash Shell
22 22 (13.17%) Banking
22 22 (13.17%) Veritas
23 21 (12.57%) IBM
23 21 (12.57%) SUSE

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (10.18%) Apache
2 8 (4.79%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.79%) GlassFish
3 5 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.99%) IIS
4 4 (2.40%) JBoss
4 4 (2.40%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.40%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.80%) Moodle
5 3 (1.80%) Node.js
6 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (37.13%) SAN
2 33 (19.76%) TCP/IP
3 31 (18.56%) DNS
4 16 (9.58%) NAS
5 15 (8.98%) Firewall
6 14 (8.38%) LDAP
7 13 (7.78%) LAN
7 13 (7.78%) SMTP
7 13 (7.78%) SSH
8 12 (7.19%) WAN
9 11 (6.59%) HTTP
10 8 (4.79%) DHCP
10 8 (4.79%) FTP
10 8 (4.79%) BGP
10 8 (4.79%) Network Security
11 6 (3.59%) iSCSI
11 6 (3.59%) VPN
12 3 (1.80%) Internet
12 3 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.37%) MySQL
2 9 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.19%) DB2
4 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.40%) MaxDB
6 4 (2.40%) Informix
7 3 (1.80%) InfluxDB
7 3 (1.80%) Big Data
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.60%) Ingres
9 1 (0.60%) OLTP
9 1 (0.60%) VLDB
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.99%) Subversion
3 3 (1.80%) Toad
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 49 (29.34%) Finance
2 22 (13.17%) Banking
3 12 (7.19%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.79%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.19%) Back Office
5 7 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.19%) Games
6 4 (2.40%) French Language
6 4 (2.40%) German Language
6 4 (2.40%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.20%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) Web Services
1 4 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (1.80%) OAuth
2 3 (1.80%) Middleware
2 3 (1.80%) LAMP
3 1 (0.60%) Django
3 1 (0.60%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Clustering
2 12 (7.19%) LPAR
3 10 (5.99%) Celerra
3 10 (5.99%) HACMP
4 9 (5.39%) AS400
5 7 (4.19%) CLARiiON
5 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.19%) PlayStation
5 7 (4.19%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.99%) HP Superdome
7 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.40%) Replication
8 3 (1.80%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.80%) Equities
8 3 (1.80%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.80%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.20%) CMDB
9 2 (1.20%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) UNIX
2 147 (88.02%) Linux
3 94 (56.29%) Solaris
4 53 (31.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (25.75%) AIX
6 29 (17.37%) HPUX
7 27 (16.17%) Windows
8 24 (14.37%) Debian
9 21 (12.57%) SUSE
10 15 (8.98%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (6.59%) Ubuntu
12 10 (5.99%) CentOS
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.60%) VMS
14 1 (0.60%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.57%) DevOps
2 20 (11.98%) Patch Management
3 17 (10.18%) ITIL
4 15 (8.98%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.38%) Change Management
6 13 (7.78%) Security Management
7 12 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (7.19%) E-Commerce
8 10 (5.99%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.39%) Software Licensing
9 9 (5.39%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.39%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.79%) CRM
10 8 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.19%) Software Deployment
11 7 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.19%) Business Continuity
12 6 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.74%) Perl
2 42 (25.15%) Shell Script
3 34 (20.36%) Python
4 24 (14.37%) Bash Shell
5 15 (8.98%) Ruby
5 15 (8.98%) Korn
5 15 (8.98%) Java
6 10 (5.99%) Bourne shell
7 9 (5.39%) PHP
7 9 (5.39%) SQL
8 6 (3.59%) AWK
9 3 (1.80%) C++
9 3 (1.80%) C-shell
10 2 (1.20%) C
11 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.59%) Degree
3 10 (5.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (3.59%) RHCSA
5 6 (3.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.80%) RHCE
7 2 (1.20%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) SLA
2 4 (2.40%) QA
3 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (28.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.78%) vSphere
3 13 (7.78%) NFS
4 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
5 8 (4.79%) Xen
5 8 (4.79%) KVM
6 7 (4.19%) Samba
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (3.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.80%) Squid
10 2 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.20%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.20%) XenApp
10 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.20%) GPFS
11 1 (0.60%) Docker
11 1 (0.60%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.60%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (20.36%) Puppet
2 29 (17.37%) Oracle ZFS
3 19 (11.38%) NetBackup
4 15 (8.98%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (7.78%) Nagios
6 12 (7.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (5.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (4.19%) CFEngine
8 7 (4.19%) Opsview
9 6 (3.59%) Salt
9 6 (3.59%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (2.99%) Data Guard
10 5 (2.99%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.99%) Legato
11 4 (2.40%) ARCserve
11 4 (2.40%) SnapMirror
11 4 (2.40%) SnapVault
12 3 (1.80%) Foglight
12 3 (1.80%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (50.30%) Red Hat
2 69 (41.32%) Oracle
3 59 (35.33%) VMware
4 36 (21.56%) HP
5 31 (18.56%) Sun
6 22 (13.17%) Veritas
7 21 (12.57%) IBM
8 18 (10.78%) EMC
9 14 (8.38%) Cisco
9 14 (8.38%) Brocade
10 12 (7.19%) NetApp
10 12 (7.19%) Sybase
11 8 (4.79%) Symantec
12 4 (2.40%) SAP
12 4 (2.40%) Lotus
12 4 (2.40%) Hitachi
13 3 (1.80%) Juniper
13 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.80%) Google
13 3 (1.80%) F5
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