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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 729 706 608
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -98
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 169 185 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 140 161 247
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.11%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 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 19 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
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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 -17 165 £40,000 -20.00% 9
London -9 53 £52,500 -19.23% 3
South East +18 45 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +6 38 £30,500 -5.27% 1
West Yorkshire - 30 £30,250 - 1
Leeds - 26 £30,500 -
City of London +38 15 £55,000 - 1
Surrey +6 15 £60,000 -
Berkshire +10 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Reading +11 8 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Gatwick +11 8 £37,500 -25.00%
North Yorkshire +8 8 £40,000 -13.97%
West Sussex -2 8 £37,500 -22.68%
East of England -19 8 £42,000 -26.95% 2
Surbiton - 6 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £47,000 -
Milton Keynes +5 5 £47,000 -
Crawley -1 5 £37,500 -22.68%
North West -5 5 £35,000 +9.37% 1
West Midlands -34 5 £43,250 -3.88%
East Midlands - 5 £34,500 -
Cambridge -3 4 £42,000 - 2
South West -7 4 £40,000 +5.26%
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £42,000 -26.95% 2
Bristol - 4 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £35,000 -
South Wales +12 3 £24,000 -31.42%
York +10 3 - -
Wales +9 3 £24,000 -31.42%
Manchester -13 3 £30,000 -6.25% 1

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 364 (100.00%) UNIX
2 302 (82.97%) Linux
3 194 (53.30%) Solaris
4 173 (47.53%) Red Hat
5 129 (35.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 128 (35.16%) Shell Script
7 124 (34.07%) Perl
8 104 (28.57%) SAN
9 96 (26.37%) Oracle
10 90 (24.73%) AIX
11 87 (23.90%) Apache
12 84 (23.08%) IBM
13 79 (21.70%) Veritas
14 76 (20.88%) TCP/IP
15 73 (20.05%) VMware
16 68 (18.68%) Finance
17 59 (16.21%) HP
17 59 (16.21%) DNS
18 52 (14.29%) NetApp
19 51 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 50 (13.74%) Puppet
20 50 (13.74%) CentOS
21 48 (13.19%) Python
21 48 (13.19%) NetBackup
22 47 (12.91%) Bash Shell
22 47 (12.91%) MySQL
22 47 (12.91%) ITIL
23 46 (12.64%) SUSE
24 45 (12.36%) EMC
24 45 (12.36%) Firewall

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 87 (23.90%) Apache
2 32 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.95%) Apache Solr
4 10 (2.75%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.92%) nginx
6 6 (1.65%) IIS
7 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.82%) Jetty
8 3 (0.82%) JBoss
8 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.55%) Lync
10 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.10%) MS Office
2 3 (0.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.47%) SaaS
2 6 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) PaaS
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 104 (28.57%) SAN
2 76 (20.88%) TCP/IP
3 59 (16.21%) DNS
4 45 (12.36%) Firewall
5 28 (7.69%) LDAP
6 18 (4.95%) DHCP
7 17 (4.67%) FTP
7 17 (4.67%) BIG-IP
7 17 (4.67%) NAS
8 15 (4.12%) SSH
9 13 (3.57%) Internet
10 11 (3.02%) WAN
10 11 (3.02%) LAN
11 9 (2.47%) Wireshark
11 9 (2.47%) tcpdump
12 8 (2.20%) VLAN
13 7 (1.92%) VPN
14 6 (1.65%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.10%) Network Security
15 4 (1.10%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.91%) MySQL
2 20 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.75%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.20%) DB2
7 6 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.82%) Ingres
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.55%) OLTP
10 2 (0.55%) VLDB
10 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Redis
11 1 (0.27%) Big Data
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 15 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 68 (18.68%) Finance
2 41 (11.26%) Banking
3 10 (2.75%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.92%) Welsh Language
4 7 (1.92%) Legal
4 7 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.65%) Retail
6 5 (1.37%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.82%) Advertising
8 3 (0.82%) French Language
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.02%) LAMP
2 7 (1.92%) Middleware
3 6 (1.65%) Web Services
4 4 (1.10%) J2EE
4 4 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.82%) XML
6 2 (0.55%) Django
6 2 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.55%) FastCGI
6 2 (0.55%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.81%) Clustering
2 23 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.40%) HACMP
4 13 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 13 (3.57%) Open Source
5 9 (2.47%) LPAR
6 7 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.65%) AS400
7 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.65%) iSeries
8 5 (1.37%) HP StorageWorks
8 5 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.10%) CMDB
9 4 (1.10%) VAX
10 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) PKI
11 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.55%) Physics
12 1 (0.27%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 364 (100.00%) UNIX
2 302 (82.97%) Linux
3 194 (53.30%) Solaris
4 129 (35.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 90 (24.73%) AIX
6 50 (13.74%) CentOS
7 46 (12.64%) SUSE
8 42 (11.54%) HPUX
9 38 (10.44%) Windows
10 31 (8.52%) Debian
11 24 (6.59%) Ubuntu
12 12 (3.30%) VMS
13 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (1.92%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.37%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.91%) ITIL
2 35 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (6.87%) Performance Analysis
4 22 (6.04%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 18 (4.95%) Change Management
7 17 (4.67%) Project Management
8 16 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (4.12%) Problem Management
9 15 (4.12%) Load Balancing
10 14 (3.85%) Migration
11 13 (3.57%) Service Management
11 13 (3.57%) DevOps
12 11 (3.02%) Data Migration
12 11 (3.02%) Configuration Management
13 10 (2.75%) Business Continuity
13 10 (2.75%) Incident Management
14 6 (1.65%) Data Management
14 6 (1.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 128 (35.16%) Shell Script
2 124 (34.07%) Perl
3 48 (13.19%) Python
4 47 (12.91%) Bash Shell
5 22 (6.04%) PHP
6 19 (5.22%) SQL
7 18 (4.95%) Bourne shell
8 15 (4.12%) JavaScript
9 14 (3.85%) Java
9 14 (3.85%) Korn
9 14 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.02%) AWK
11 5 (1.37%) C-shell
12 4 (1.10%) Ruby
13 3 (0.82%) C
14 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (4.12%) Degree
2 10 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.65%) RHCE
3 6 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.82%) IBM Certification
4 3 (0.82%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.55%) LPIC
6 1 (0.27%) MCSE
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.49%) SLA
2 19 (5.22%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.02%) QA
4 6 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (11.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 26 (7.14%) NFS
4 24 (6.59%) vSphere
4 24 (6.59%) PowerHA
5 21 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 19 (5.22%) Samba
7 17 (4.67%) VMware ESX
7 17 (4.67%) Active Directory
8 14 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (3.02%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (2.75%) Veritas File System
11 8 (2.20%) Firmware
12 7 (1.92%) Nmap
13 5 (1.37%) KVM
14 3 (0.82%) Squid
15 2 (0.55%) GPFS
15 2 (0.55%) Ceph
15 2 (0.55%) Sendmail
16 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (13.74%) Puppet
2 48 (13.19%) NetBackup
3 20 (5.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 16 (4.40%) Nagios
5 15 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.47%) Data Guard
7 8 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (2.20%) Legato
8 7 (1.92%) Nessus
9 6 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (1.65%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (1.37%) Zenoss
10 5 (1.37%) Control-M
11 4 (1.10%) OpenView
11 4 (1.10%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.10%) yum
12 3 (0.82%) Ansible
13 2 (0.55%) Salt
13 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 173 (47.53%) Red Hat
2 96 (26.37%) Oracle
3 84 (23.08%) IBM
4 79 (21.70%) Veritas
5 73 (20.05%) VMware
6 59 (16.21%) HP
7 52 (14.29%) NetApp
8 45 (12.36%) EMC
9 44 (12.09%) Symantec
10 43 (11.81%) Sun
11 15 (4.12%) Reuters
12 14 (3.85%) hybris
13 13 (3.57%) Bloomberg
13 13 (3.57%) Cisco
14 12 (3.30%) Microsoft
15 10 (2.75%) InterSystems
16 9 (2.47%) Sybase
16 9 (2.47%) Dell
17 7 (1.92%) F5
18 6 (1.65%) Brocade
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