The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior UNIX Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior UNIX System Administrator
Rank 871 857 892
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator 9 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.022% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 1
Average salary £51,250 £65,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.15% -10.34%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -31.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior UNIX Systems Administrator within the UK.

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior UNIX Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
England -15 9 £51,250 -21.15%
London -25 5 £57,500 -11.53%
City of London - 4 - -
York - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -
South East - 1 £45,000 -

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) Perl
3 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (55.00%) Solaris
5 10 (50.00%) SAN
6 9 (45.00%) DNS
6 9 (45.00%) NAS
7 7 (35.00%) Python
8 6 (30.00%) EMC
8 6 (30.00%) Veritas
8 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (30.00%) NetBackup
8 6 (30.00%) Banking
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (25.00%) Project Management
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (25.00%) F5
10 4 (20.00%) LDAP
10 4 (20.00%) FTP
10 4 (20.00%) IBM
10 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (20.00%) Middleware
10 4 (20.00%) Service Management
10 4 (20.00%) Change Management
10 4 (20.00%) Retail
10 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (15.00%) Jetty
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (50.00%) SAN
3 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 9 (45.00%) NAS
4 4 (20.00%) LDAP
4 4 (20.00%) FTP
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
7 1 (5.00%) HTTP
7 1 (5.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (15.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) BBC
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) Solaris
3 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) Windows
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Service Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Perl
2 7 (35.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 3 (15.00%) Bourne shell
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Legato
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Veritas
1 6 (30.00%) EMC
2 5 (25.00%) F5
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Reuters
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Compaq
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco