The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UNIX Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 742 702 622
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 138 191 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 111 168 226
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% +8.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £73,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 £27,500 £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%

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Salary Trend

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

UNIX Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

UNIX Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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
England -51 132 £42,875 -8.77% 8
South East -29 45 £47,500 +5.55% 2
London -27 41 £55,000 -18.51% 3
Yorkshire +10 23 £33,500 -0.51%
Surrey +4 17 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire +8 15 £30,500 -11.59%
City of London 0 13 £55,000 +40.12% 1
Berkshire +1 12 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Reading +13 10 £48,750 +44.44%
East of England -12 10 £42,500 -5.02% 1
Leeds - 9 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire +18 8 £35,000 -24.73%
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £47,000 -
Milton Keynes +2 7 £47,000 -
Cambridge +4 6 £42,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 6 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Crawley -7 5 £37,500 -22.68%
West Sussex -7 5 £37,500 -22.68%
West Midlands -38 5 £40,000 -2.43%
Birmingham -38 5 £40,000 -2.43%
Gatwick - 5 £37,500 -
Huddersfield - 5 £30,000 -
Surbiton - 5 £37,500 -
Kent - 4 £59,750 -
York +13 3 - -
Scotland +4 3 £32,500 -12.75%
Wales -9 3 £24,000 -31.42%
South Wales -9 3 £24,000 -31.42%
East Midlands - 3 £40,750 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £24,000 -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 356 (100.00%) UNIX
2 290 (81.46%) Linux
3 196 (55.06%) Solaris
4 163 (45.79%) Red Hat
5 129 (36.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 126 (35.39%) Perl
7 121 (33.99%) Shell Script
8 105 (29.49%) SAN
9 102 (28.65%) Oracle
10 87 (24.44%) Veritas
11 86 (24.16%) AIX
12 85 (23.88%) Apache
13 79 (22.19%) IBM
14 69 (19.38%) TCP/IP
14 69 (19.38%) Finance
15 66 (18.54%) VMware
16 61 (17.13%) DNS
17 53 (14.89%) NetBackup
17 53 (14.89%) HP
17 53 (14.89%) Puppet
18 51 (14.33%) NetApp
19 48 (13.48%) Symantec
20 46 (12.92%) ITIL
20 46 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 45 (12.64%) Python
21 45 (12.64%) EMC
22 44 (12.36%) MySQL
22 44 (12.36%) Sun
22 44 (12.36%) SUSE
22 44 (12.36%) CentOS

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 85 (23.88%) Apache
2 38 (10.67%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.78%) Apache Solr
4 10 (2.81%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.81%) IIS
5 6 (1.69%) nginx
6 5 (1.40%) JBoss
7 4 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.12%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.84%) Jetty
8 3 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.56%) Lync
9 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.12%) MS Office
2 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.97%) SaaS
2 6 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.56%) PaaS
5 2 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (29.49%) SAN
2 69 (19.38%) TCP/IP
3 61 (17.13%) DNS
4 41 (11.52%) Firewall
5 31 (8.71%) LDAP
6 17 (4.78%) DHCP
7 16 (4.49%) FTP
7 16 (4.49%) BIG-IP
8 15 (4.21%) NAS
8 15 (4.21%) Internet
9 12 (3.37%) SSH
10 10 (2.81%) WAN
10 10 (2.81%) LAN
11 7 (1.97%) HTTP
12 6 (1.69%) Wireshark
12 6 (1.69%) tcpdump
13 5 (1.40%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.40%) VLAN
13 5 (1.40%) VPN
13 5 (1.40%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.36%) MySQL
2 23 (6.46%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.37%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.09%) DB2
5 10 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.81%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.40%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.40%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.84%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.84%) Ingres
9 3 (0.84%) OLTP
9 3 (0.84%) VLDB
10 2 (0.56%) Big Data
10 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.28%) Toad
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 69 (19.38%) Finance
2 37 (10.39%) Banking
3 8 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.69%) Retail
6 5 (1.40%) Legal
6 5 (1.40%) Marketing
7 4 (1.12%) Welsh Language
8 3 (0.84%) Advertising
8 3 (0.84%) French Language
8 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.81%) LAMP
2 7 (1.97%) Middleware
3 5 (1.40%) Web Services
4 4 (1.12%) J2EE
4 4 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.12%) FastCGI
5 3 (0.84%) XML
6 2 (0.56%) HTML
6 2 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.28%) CGI
7 1 (0.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.52%) Clustering
2 26 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.34%) HACMP
4 15 (4.21%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.81%) Open Source
6 9 (2.53%) LPAR
7 7 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.69%) AS400
8 6 (1.69%) iSeries
8 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.40%) PKI
9 5 (1.40%) CMDB
10 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.84%) VAX
10 3 (0.84%) HP StorageWorks
11 1 (0.28%) IBM XIV
11 1 (0.28%) DTV
11 1 (0.28%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 356 (100.00%) UNIX
2 290 (81.46%) Linux
3 196 (55.06%) Solaris
4 129 (36.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (24.16%) AIX
6 44 (12.36%) CentOS
6 44 (12.36%) SUSE
7 40 (11.24%) HPUX
8 37 (10.39%) Windows
9 27 (7.58%) Debian
10 16 (4.49%) Ubuntu
11 9 (2.53%) VMS
12 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.40%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.92%) ITIL
2 34 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (8.43%) Performance Analysis
4 25 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
5 22 (6.18%) Project Management
6 18 (5.06%) Change Management
6 18 (5.06%) E-Commerce
7 16 (4.49%) Problem Management
8 15 (4.21%) DevOps
9 14 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (3.93%) Migration
9 14 (3.93%) Load Balancing
10 13 (3.65%) Service Management
11 12 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.09%) Data Migration
13 9 (2.53%) Change Control
13 9 (2.53%) Configuration Management
13 9 (2.53%) Incident Management
13 9 (2.53%) Data Management
13 9 (2.53%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 126 (35.39%) Perl
2 121 (33.99%) Shell Script
3 45 (12.64%) Python
4 41 (11.52%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.90%) PHP
6 20 (5.62%) SQL
7 16 (4.49%) Java
7 16 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 16 (4.49%) Bourne shell
8 13 (3.65%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.09%) Korn
10 9 (2.53%) AWK
11 5 (1.40%) Ruby
11 5 (1.40%) C-shell
12 4 (1.12%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.84%) C
14 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (4.21%) Degree
2 11 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.81%) RHCE
4 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.84%) IBM Certification
5 3 (0.84%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.84%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.56%) LPIC
7 1 (0.28%) MCSE
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.58%) SLA
2 18 (5.06%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.93%) QA
4 6 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (12.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 30 (8.43%) NFS
4 25 (7.02%) vSphere
5 24 (6.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 19 (5.34%) Samba
6 19 (5.34%) PowerHA
7 16 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (4.21%) Active Directory
8 15 (4.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (3.65%) VMware ESX
10 9 (2.53%) Veritas File System
11 8 (2.25%) Firmware
12 5 (1.40%) Squid
13 4 (1.12%) Nmap
14 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.56%) KVM
14 2 (0.56%) GPFS
15 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.28%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 53 (14.89%) NetBackup
1 53 (14.89%) Puppet
2 21 (5.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 19 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.09%) Nagios
5 10 (2.81%) Data Guard
6 8 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (1.97%) Legato
7 7 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (1.69%) Zenoss
8 6 (1.69%) Control-M
9 5 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (1.40%) OpenView
9 5 (1.40%) yum
10 4 (1.12%) Salt
10 4 (1.12%) Nessus
11 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.84%) Ansible
12 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 163 (45.79%) Red Hat
2 102 (28.65%) Oracle
3 87 (24.44%) Veritas
4 79 (22.19%) IBM
5 66 (18.54%) VMware
6 53 (14.89%) HP
7 51 (14.33%) NetApp
8 48 (13.48%) Symantec
9 45 (12.64%) EMC
10 44 (12.36%) Sun
11 14 (3.93%) hybris
12 13 (3.65%) Reuters
12 13 (3.65%) Cisco
13 12 (3.37%) Sybase
13 12 (3.37%) Bloomberg
14 10 (2.81%) Microsoft
14 10 (2.81%) InterSystems
15 8 (2.25%) Hitachi
15 8 (2.25%) Brocade
16 7 (1.97%) F5
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago