The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Unix Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 850 822 802
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 61 159 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 44 139 154
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £33,100 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +2.27%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Unix Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

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 30 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 58 £50,000 - 6
London +9 25 £56,250 +2.27% 2
Yorkshire +38 12 £33,000 -29.48%
Leeds +28 11 £33,000 -24.30%
West Yorkshire +22 11 £33,000 -24.30%
South East -9 8 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East of England -18 7 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire +9 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Surrey +14 4 £49,750 -17.08% 2
Dunstable -4 4 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Croydon - 4 £50,000 -
South West +8 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland +7 3 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Dorset - 3 £50,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 £50,000 -
Woking - 3 £49,500 - 1
North West +23 2 £35,500 -16.47%
Reading +10 2 £55,000 -12.00%
Berkshire -4 2 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Glasgow -5 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +21 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Milton Keynes +17 1 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire +8 1 £60,000 +33.33%
Edinburgh +6 1 £39,000 -29.09% 1
Hampshire -4 1 - -
Manchester -7 1 £31,000 -27.05%
Aldershot - 1 - -
Knaresborough - 1 £45,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £43,000 -
Harrow - 1 £32,500 -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Unix Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 148 (100.00%) Unix
2 115 (77.70%) Linux
3 78 (52.70%) Red Hat
4 60 (40.54%) Solaris
5 59 (39.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (29.05%) Finance
7 41 (27.70%) VMware
8 40 (27.03%) SAN
9 39 (26.35%) Puppet
10 38 (25.68%) Perl
11 33 (22.30%) AIX
12 29 (19.59%) Oracle
12 29 (19.59%) Shell Script
12 29 (19.59%) Data Centre
13 26 (17.57%) Windows
14 25 (16.89%) Bash Shell
15 22 (14.86%) Clustering
16 20 (13.51%) High Availability
16 20 (13.51%) Veritas
16 20 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (12.16%) SLA
17 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP
17 18 (12.16%) DNS
17 18 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
18 17 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
18 17 (11.49%) Change Management
18 17 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (11.49%) NAS
19 16 (10.81%) ITIL
19 16 (10.81%) MySQL

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.46%) Apache
2 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.70%) JBoss
3 4 (2.70%) nginx
4 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.35%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.68%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.03%) SAN
2 18 (12.16%) DNS
2 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.49%) NAS
4 8 (5.41%) Firewall
4 8 (5.41%) LDAP
5 7 (4.73%) SSL
6 6 (4.05%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (3.38%) SMTP
8 4 (2.70%) DHCP
8 4 (2.70%) Internet
9 3 (2.03%) Asterisk PBX
9 3 (2.03%) HTTP
9 3 (2.03%) InfiniBand
9 3 (2.03%) LAN
9 3 (2.03%) WAN
9 3 (2.03%) X.25
10 2 (1.35%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.35%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.81%) MySQL
2 12 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.35%) Big Data
6 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.68%) OLTP
7 1 (0.68%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
1 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 43 (29.05%) Finance
2 12 (8.11%) Banking
3 10 (6.76%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) Middleware
2 5 (3.38%) LAMP
3 4 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (2.03%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.03%) Web Services
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.68%) .NET
6 1 (0.68%) J2EE
6 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 22 (14.86%) Clustering
3 6 (4.05%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Replication
6 3 (2.03%) CMDB
6 3 (2.03%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.35%) SCADA
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.68%) Fintech
8 1 (0.68%) Online Games
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Unix
2 115 (77.70%) Linux
3 60 (40.54%) Solaris
4 59 (39.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (22.30%) AIX
6 26 (17.57%) Windows
7 14 (9.46%) CentOS
8 12 (8.11%) SUSE
9 5 (3.38%) HPUX
9 5 (3.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.03%) Debian
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.68%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.51%) High Availability
2 18 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
3 17 (11.49%) Change Management
3 17 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (10.81%) ITIL
5 15 (10.14%) Configuration Management
5 15 (10.14%) Incident Management
6 11 (7.43%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (6.08%) Patch Management
8 7 (4.73%) Migration
8 7 (4.73%) Performance Management
9 6 (4.05%) Service Management
10 5 (3.38%) ETL
10 5 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.70%) DevOps
11 4 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.70%) Project Management
11 4 (2.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.68%) Perl
2 29 (19.59%) Shell Script
3 25 (16.89%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.14%) Python
5 10 (6.76%) Korn
6 9 (6.08%) SQL
7 8 (5.41%) Java
7 8 (5.41%) PHP
8 6 (4.05%) AWK
9 5 (3.38%) C#
9 5 (3.38%) C-shell
10 4 (2.70%) Bourne shell
11 2 (1.35%) C
11 2 (1.35%) sed
12 1 (0.68%) C++
12 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) Ruby
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Degree
2 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.70%) HND
3 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.68%) IBM WebSphere Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.16%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.76%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (6.08%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.05%) GlusterFS
5 6 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.38%) NFS
6 5 (3.38%) Samba
6 5 (3.38%) XenServer
7 4 (2.70%) iptables
7 4 (2.70%) RHEV
7 4 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (2.70%) vCloud
7 4 (2.70%) Veritas File System
7 4 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.70%) vSphere
8 3 (2.03%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (2.03%) qmail
Systems Management
1 39 (26.35%) Puppet
2 15 (10.14%) Nagios
3 9 (6.08%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (4.05%) Data Guard
5 6 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (3.38%) Ansible
6 5 (3.38%) Control-M
7 4 (2.70%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.70%) vRealize
8 3 (2.03%) Cacti
8 3 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (2.03%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.03%) SELinux
9 2 (1.35%) yum
9 2 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (52.70%) Red Hat
2 41 (27.70%) VMware
3 29 (19.59%) Oracle
4 20 (13.51%) Veritas
5 15 (10.14%) HP
6 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
7 12 (8.11%) Sun
8 11 (7.43%) IBM
9 8 (5.41%) Citrix
10 4 (2.70%) Cisco
11 3 (2.03%) EMC
11 3 (2.03%) Symantec
12 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.35%) Cognizant
12 2 (1.35%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (1.35%) F5
12 2 (1.35%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.35%) Google
12 2 (1.35%) Splunk
12 2 (1.35%) Sybase
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