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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 711 652 642
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 183 226 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 137 177 210
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014 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 28 August 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 -76 165 £45,000 - 15
London -35 45 £55,000 - 5
South East -56 36 £57,500 +43.75% 2
East of England -22 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -14 22 £37,000 -12.94% 3
West Yorkshire -21 21 £37,000 -12.94% 3
Cambridgeshire -11 20 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Cambridge -16 19 £45,000 -20.00% 2
Leeds -17 19 £35,500 -16.47% 3
West Midlands -6 17 £44,000 -12.00% 1
Surrey -3 16 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Warwickshire - 15 £44,000 -
Warwick - 15 £44,000 -
North West -19 12 £37,000 -13.95% 1
Berkshire +2 9 £57,500 +33.72% 1
Scotland -5 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Bedfordshire 0 7 £37,500 -21.05%
Cheshire -4 6 £35,500 +16.39% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Windsor - 6 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
Cardiff - 6 £28,750 - 1
Wales - 6 £28,750 - 1
South Wales - 6 £28,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +9 4 £52,500 +5.00%
Manchester -7 4 £38,750 -8.82%
Glasgow -11 4 £47,500 -
South West -28 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Bristol - 4 £37,500 - 1
Dunstable -2 3 - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 365 (100.00%) UNIX
2 298 (81.64%) Linux
3 183 (50.14%) Solaris
4 152 (41.64%) Red Hat
5 120 (32.88%) Perl
6 112 (30.68%) Shell Script
7 105 (28.77%) SAN
8 99 (27.12%) AIX
9 98 (26.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 91 (24.93%) Oracle
11 81 (22.19%) IBM
12 78 (21.37%) Finance
13 66 (18.08%) HP
14 65 (17.81%) Apache
15 64 (17.53%) Veritas
16 61 (16.71%) TCP/IP
17 56 (15.34%) Bash Shell
18 55 (15.07%) DNS
18 55 (15.07%) EMC
19 54 (14.79%) Python
20 52 (14.25%) HPUX
21 48 (13.15%) Clustering
22 45 (12.33%) VMware
22 45 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
22 45 (12.33%) Banking
23 44 (12.05%) ITIL
24 43 (11.78%) CentOS
25 40 (10.96%) Sun
26 39 (10.68%) Puppet
27 38 (10.41%) NetApp

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 65 (17.81%) Apache
2 21 (5.75%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.19%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.64%) nginx
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.55%) IIS
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.55%) Drupal
8 2 (0.55%) Jetty
9 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) MS Office
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.37%) SaaS
3 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 105 (28.77%) SAN
2 61 (16.71%) TCP/IP
3 55 (15.07%) DNS
4 32 (8.77%) Firewall
5 21 (5.75%) LDAP
6 17 (4.66%) NAS
6 17 (4.66%) HTTP
6 17 (4.66%) SSL
7 14 (3.84%) SMTP
7 14 (3.84%) SSH
8 13 (3.56%) Internet
9 11 (3.01%) iSCSI
9 11 (3.01%) FTP
10 10 (2.74%) DHCP
11 8 (2.19%) VPN
11 8 (2.19%) BIG-IP
11 8 (2.19%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.92%) tcpdump
13 6 (1.64%) VLAN
14 5 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.59%) MySQL
2 19 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.19%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.82%) DB2
10 2 (0.55%) VLDB
10 2 (0.55%) Ingres
10 2 (0.55%) OLTP
10 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.27%) Redis
11 1 (0.27%) Big Data
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.82%) Toad
3 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 78 (21.37%) Finance
2 45 (12.33%) Banking
3 11 (3.01%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.74%) Legal
5 9 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.47%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.37%) Welsh Language
8 4 (1.10%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Electronics
9 3 (0.82%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) Retail
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.56%) LAMP
2 11 (3.01%) Web Services
3 3 (0.82%) J2EE
4 2 (0.55%) Middleware
4 2 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.55%) HTML
4 2 (0.55%) XML
4 2 (0.55%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.15%) Clustering
2 22 (6.03%) LPAR
3 12 (3.29%) Client/Server
3 12 (3.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 11 (3.01%) Open Source
5 9 (2.47%) Replication
5 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.47%) HACMP
6 8 (2.19%) HP StorageWorks
7 7 (1.92%) Firmware
7 7 (1.92%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.37%) DLPAR
8 5 (1.37%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.37%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.37%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.82%) iSeries
9 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.82%) VAX
9 3 (0.82%) AS400
9 3 (0.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 365 (100.00%) UNIX
2 298 (81.64%) Linux
3 183 (50.14%) Solaris
4 99 (27.12%) AIX
5 98 (26.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (14.25%) HPUX
7 43 (11.78%) CentOS
8 27 (7.40%) Ubuntu
8 27 (7.40%) Windows
9 25 (6.85%) SUSE
10 19 (5.21%) Debian
11 14 (3.84%) VMS
12 13 (3.56%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.37%) Windows 7
15 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.55%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.55%) OpenBSD
17 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 44 (12.05%) ITIL
3 34 (9.32%) Load Balancing
4 32 (8.77%) Problem Management
5 30 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (7.40%) Change Management
6 27 (7.40%) E-Commerce
7 26 (7.12%) Capacity Planning
8 23 (6.30%) DevOps
9 21 (5.75%) Configuration Management
10 17 (4.66%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (4.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (4.66%) Business Continuity
11 16 (4.38%) Performance Analysis
12 15 (4.11%) Service Management
13 14 (3.84%) Capacity Management
14 10 (2.74%) Migration
15 9 (2.47%) Performance Management
16 8 (2.19%) MOF
17 7 (1.92%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 120 (32.88%) Perl
2 112 (30.68%) Shell Script
3 56 (15.34%) Bash Shell
4 54 (14.79%) Python
5 28 (7.67%) Java
5 28 (7.67%) Korn
5 28 (7.67%) Bourne shell
6 15 (4.11%) AWK
7 13 (3.56%) PHP
8 11 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.74%) SQL
10 8 (2.19%) C
11 7 (1.92%) C-shell
12 6 (1.64%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.64%) Ruby
13 3 (0.82%) sed
14 1 (0.27%) Groovy
14 1 (0.27%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.47%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.19%) Degree
5 5 (1.37%) SCSA
5 5 (1.37%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.10%) CCNA
6 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.10%) MCSE
7 3 (0.82%) CCNP
7 3 (0.82%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.55%) LPIC
9 1 (0.27%) HNC
9 1 (0.27%) OCP
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.19%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.92%) QA
4 6 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (9.04%) NFS
3 27 (7.40%) vSphere
4 24 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 22 (6.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 20 (5.48%) Active Directory
7 15 (4.11%) PowerHA
7 15 (4.11%) Veritas File System
8 13 (3.56%) KVM
9 12 (3.29%) VMware ESX
10 11 (3.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 9 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (2.47%) Samba
11 9 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.37%) Nmap
13 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.82%) Squid
15 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
16 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 39 (10.68%) Puppet
2 34 (9.32%) NetBackup
3 21 (5.75%) Nagios
4 16 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 13 (3.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (3.29%) Tivoli
8 10 (2.74%) Data Guard
9 8 (2.19%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (2.19%) EMC Navisphere
10 7 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.64%) YUM
12 5 (1.37%) CFEngine
12 5 (1.37%) Nessus
13 4 (1.10%) Netcool
13 4 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (1.10%) Salt
13 4 (1.10%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.82%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 152 (41.64%) Red Hat
2 91 (24.93%) Oracle
3 81 (22.19%) IBM
4 66 (18.08%) HP
5 64 (17.53%) Veritas
6 55 (15.07%) EMC
7 45 (12.33%) VMware
8 40 (10.96%) Sun
9 38 (10.41%) NetApp
10 29 (7.95%) Symantec
11 15 (4.11%) Cisco
12 14 (3.84%) Brocade
13 10 (2.74%) Reuters
13 10 (2.74%) Dell
14 8 (2.19%) Microsoft
14 8 (2.19%) BMC
15 7 (1.92%) Bloomberg
15 7 (1.92%) Hitachi
16 6 (1.64%) InterSystems
17 5 (1.37%) Sybase
South West London
Limitless Internet Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive salary, benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Greythorn
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £60000 per annum + Huge Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago