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 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 770 725 649
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 123 183 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 101 137 177
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,482 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,596 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 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 28 August 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
(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 -44 116 £45,000 - 14
East of England +23 52 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire +35 31 £45,000 +20.00%
London -2 31 £57,500 +4.54% 10
Dunstable +8 30 £45,000 -
South East +5 26 £41,000 -28.69% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 13 £34,500 -23.33%
Surrey +1 13 £41,000 -31.66%
Cambridge +5 9 £37,400 -16.88%
Hertfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £50,000 -
Staines - 7 £37,000 -
Wales -2 6 £24,000 -16.52%
Yorkshire -5 6 £37,548 +1.48% 1
South Wales -9 6 £24,000 -16.52%
Cardiff -12 6 £24,000 -16.52%
Docklands, London - 5 £57,500 -
City of London +27 4 £55,000 -6.38% 4
Leeds -2 4 £31,500 -11.26%
Milton Keynes -13 4 - -
West Yorkshire -13 4 £31,500 -14.86% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 4 - -
West Midlands -18 4 £43,423 -1.31%
Middlesex - 4 £38,750 -
Peterborough - 4 £31,000 -
Birmingham +13 3 £43,250 +8.12%
Berkshire +5 3 £62,500 +8.69%
Reading +1 3 £62,500 +19.04%
Redhill -9 2 £58,750 -2.08%
South West -24 2 £43,750 +16.66% 1

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 252 (100.00%) UNIX
2 202 (80.16%) Linux
3 164 (65.08%) Solaris
4 127 (50.40%) Oracle
5 96 (38.10%) Red Hat
6 81 (32.14%) Finance
7 74 (29.37%) Shell Script
7 74 (29.37%) Perl
8 61 (24.21%) VMware
8 61 (24.21%) SAN
9 59 (23.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 55 (21.83%) Bash Shell
11 51 (20.24%) AIX
12 46 (18.25%) Oracle Database
13 44 (17.46%) Korn
13 44 (17.46%) Banking
14 40 (15.87%) Oracle RMAN
14 40 (15.87%) Python
14 40 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
15 39 (15.48%) Windows
15 39 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (15.08%) Configuration Management
17 36 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
18 35 (13.89%) Puppet
18 35 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
18 35 (13.89%) AWK
19 34 (13.49%) Data Guard
19 34 (13.49%) Oracle Database 11g
20 33 (13.10%) ITIL
20 33 (13.10%) Apache

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (13.10%) Apache
2 19 (7.54%) Oracle Application Server
3 18 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 6 (2.38%) Apache Solr
6 6 (2.38%) Node.js
7 4 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.59%) JBoss
7 4 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.19%) IIS
9 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.79%) Moodle
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.98%) PaaS
3 4 (1.59%) SaaS
4 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.19%) Joyent
5 2 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 61 (24.21%) SAN
2 31 (12.30%) Firewall
3 22 (8.73%) DNS
4 19 (7.54%) TCP/IP
5 18 (7.14%) LDAP
6 15 (5.95%) LAN
7 13 (5.16%) WAN
8 8 (3.17%) SMTP
8 8 (3.17%) VPN
9 7 (2.78%) HTTP
10 5 (1.98%) DHCP
10 5 (1.98%) NAS
10 5 (1.98%) Skype
11 4 (1.59%) VLAN
11 4 (1.59%) Network Security
11 4 (1.59%) SSL
11 4 (1.59%) SSH
11 4 (1.59%) BGP
12 3 (1.19%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.25%) Oracle Database
2 34 (13.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 27 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 25 (9.92%) MySQL
5 14 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 14 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.16%) VLDB
6 13 (5.16%) OLTP
6 13 (5.16%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (2.38%) DB2
8 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.98%) Big Data
9 4 (1.59%) MaxDB
9 4 (1.59%) Informix
10 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.19%) Redis
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.40%) Ingres
12 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 18 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.76%) Subversion
3 9 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.19%) JIRA
5 2 (0.79%) Toad
5 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.40%) Firebug
General
1 81 (32.14%) Finance
2 44 (17.46%) Banking
3 14 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.17%) Games
5 7 (2.78%) Back Office
5 7 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Advertising
7 2 (0.79%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (2.78%) Web Services
2 7 (2.78%) Middleware
3 5 (1.98%) XML
4 3 (1.19%) XSLT
4 3 (1.19%) CSS
5 2 (0.79%) JSON
5 2 (0.79%) OAuth
6 1 (0.40%) FastCGI
6 1 (0.40%) Django
6 1 (0.40%) LAMP
6 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.40%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.35%) Clustering
3 12 (4.76%) LPAR
4 11 (4.37%) HACMP
5 9 (3.57%) AS400
6 7 (2.78%) PlayStation
7 6 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.38%) CMDB
8 5 (1.98%) HP Superdome
9 4 (1.59%) Celerra
9 4 (1.59%) Replication
9 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.79%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.79%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.79%) Equities
11 2 (0.79%) e-Health
11 2 (0.79%) PKI
11 2 (0.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 252 (100.00%) UNIX
2 202 (80.16%) Linux
3 164 (65.08%) Solaris
4 59 (23.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (20.24%) AIX
6 39 (15.48%) Windows
7 27 (10.71%) HPUX
8 22 (8.73%) Debian
9 17 (6.75%) SUSE
10 15 (5.95%) Ubuntu
10 15 (5.95%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (3.57%) CentOS
12 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.79%) SmartOS
13 1 (0.40%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (15.08%) Configuration Management
3 36 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 33 (13.10%) Performance Monitoring
4 33 (13.10%) ITIL
5 28 (11.11%) DevOps
6 25 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (9.13%) Load Balancing
8 21 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 18 (7.14%) Change Management
10 16 (6.35%) Problem Management
11 14 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 14 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.16%) Security Management
12 13 (5.16%) Patch Management
13 12 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (4.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (3.57%) Software Licensing
16 8 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (3.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.37%) Perl
1 74 (29.37%) Shell Script
2 55 (21.83%) Bash Shell
3 44 (17.46%) Korn
4 40 (15.87%) Python
5 35 (13.89%) AWK
6 29 (11.51%) C-shell
7 19 (7.54%) SQL
8 18 (7.14%) Ruby
9 17 (6.75%) Java
10 7 (2.78%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.38%) PHP
12 4 (1.59%) BeanShell
13 3 (1.19%) C++
14 2 (0.79%) C
14 2 (0.79%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.40%) R
15 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (12.70%) Degree
2 14 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.57%) RHCE
4 9 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.19%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) LPIC
7 1 (0.40%) SCSA
7 1 (0.40%) RHCA
7 1 (0.40%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 23 (9.13%) SLA
3 13 (5.16%) QA
4 7 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.14%) vSphere
4 10 (3.97%) NFS
5 9 (3.57%) Samba
6 6 (2.38%) Xen
6 6 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (2.38%) KVM
7 5 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.59%) Dovecot
9 3 (1.19%) Docker
9 3 (1.19%) GPFS
9 3 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.79%) XenApp
10 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.79%) LXC
11 1 (0.40%) RHEV
11 1 (0.40%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 40 (15.87%) Oracle RMAN
2 35 (13.89%) Puppet
3 34 (13.49%) Data Guard
4 30 (11.90%) NetBackup
5 29 (11.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 29 (11.51%) Oracle ZFS
6 17 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (4.76%) Nagios
8 7 (2.78%) CFEngine
8 7 (2.78%) Opsview
9 5 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (1.98%) Zenoss
10 4 (1.59%) SnapMirror
10 4 (1.59%) SnapVault
10 4 (1.59%) ARCserve
10 4 (1.59%) Legato
11 3 (1.19%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.19%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.79%) Foglight
Vendors
1 127 (50.40%) Oracle
2 96 (38.10%) Red Hat
3 61 (24.21%) VMware
4 31 (12.30%) Sun
5 30 (11.90%) HP
6 25 (9.92%) Veritas
7 21 (8.33%) IBM
8 16 (6.35%) NetApp
8 16 (6.35%) Brocade
9 14 (5.56%) Sybase
10 10 (3.97%) EMC
10 10 (3.97%) Cisco
11 7 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.78%) Reuters
11 7 (2.78%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.78%) F5
12 5 (1.98%) Google
12 5 (1.98%) Symantec
13 4 (1.59%) Hitachi
13 4 (1.59%) Lotus
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