The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Unix Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 873 891 852
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 54 93 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.088% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 45 81 103
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £49,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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 Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Unix Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Unix Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 within the UK.

Unix Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -6 52 £55,000 +10.00% 6
London +39 31 £62,500 +8.69% 5
Leeds +33 7 £31,000 -1.58%
Yorkshire +31 7 £31,000 -1.58%
West Yorkshire +30 7 £31,000 -1.58%
South East -6 7 £55,000 -2.22% 1
Surrey +17 4 £49,750 -17.08%
Croydon - 4 £50,000 -
South West +15 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Dorset - 3 £50,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 £50,000 -
Woking - 3 £49,500 -
Reading +11 2 £55,000 -12.00%
Berkshire +3 2 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Scotland +2 2 - - 1
Glasgow -13 2 - -
North West - 2 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +26 1 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes +23 1 £55,000 -
East of England +13 1 £60,000 +26.31%
Hertfordshire +12 1 £60,000 +33.33%
Warrington - 1 £35,000 -
Harrow - 1 £32,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £43,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £43,000 -
North East - 1 £43,000 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 108 (100.00%) Unix
2 83 (76.85%) Linux
3 47 (43.52%) Red Hat
4 39 (36.11%) Solaris
4 39 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (34.26%) Perl
5 37 (34.26%) SAN
6 35 (32.41%) VMware
7 30 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 29 (26.85%) Finance
8 29 (26.85%) Puppet
9 27 (25.00%) DNS
10 26 (24.07%) Python
11 25 (23.15%) Windows
12 24 (22.22%) Shell Script
13 23 (21.30%) AIX
14 21 (19.44%) Bash Shell
15 20 (18.52%) Data Centre
16 19 (17.59%) Oracle
17 17 (15.74%) ITIL
18 16 (14.81%) NAS
19 15 (13.89%) Nagios
20 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
21 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
21 13 (12.04%) High Availability
21 13 (12.04%) HP
22 12 (11.11%) Apache
22 12 (11.11%) Clustering
22 12 (11.11%) vSphere
22 12 (11.11%) Korn

Unix Systems 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 12 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (3.70%) JBoss
2 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.78%) nginx
3 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (34.26%) SAN
2 30 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 27 (25.00%) DNS
4 16 (14.81%) NAS
5 11 (10.19%) DMZ
5 11 (10.19%) FTP
6 7 (6.48%) LDAP
6 7 (6.48%) SSL
7 6 (5.56%) Firewall
7 6 (5.56%) HTTP
8 5 (4.63%) InfiniBand
8 5 (4.63%) SMTP
9 4 (3.70%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.78%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (2.78%) Internet
10 3 (2.78%) LAN
10 3 (2.78%) WAN
10 3 (2.78%) X.25
11 2 (1.85%) DHCP
11 2 (1.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) MySQL
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (2.78%) Big Data
5 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (26.85%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Middleware
2 5 (4.63%) LAMP
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) J2EE
5 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.11%) Clustering
3 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) CMDB
5 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.70%) Replication
6 3 (2.78%) User Experience
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) SCADA
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.93%) Online Games
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Unix
2 83 (76.85%) Linux
3 39 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (36.11%) Solaris
4 25 (23.15%) Windows
5 23 (21.30%) AIX
6 11 (10.19%) CentOS
7 10 (9.26%) SUSE
8 5 (4.63%) HPUX
8 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.63%) Windows Server
9 4 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.78%) Debian
10 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.74%) ITIL
2 13 (12.04%) High Availability
3 10 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (9.26%) Change Management
4 9 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (7.41%) Performance Management
6 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.56%) Patch Management
6 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.56%) Service Management
7 5 (4.63%) DevOps
7 5 (4.63%) Server Building
8 4 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.78%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.26%) Perl
2 26 (24.07%) Python
3 24 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 21 (19.44%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.11%) Korn
6 11 (10.19%) Java
7 8 (7.41%) PHP
8 6 (5.56%) SQL
9 5 (4.63%) C#
10 1 (0.93%) AWK
10 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) C-shell
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) sed
10 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) Degree
3 5 (4.63%) HND
3 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) IBM WebSphere Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.11%) vSphere
3 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.63%) Samba
4 5 (4.63%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.70%) RHEV
6 3 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (2.78%) Postfix
6 3 (2.78%) qmail
6 3 (2.78%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.85%) NFS
7 2 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.85%) XenApp
7 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.93%) Docker
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (26.85%) Puppet
2 15 (13.89%) Nagios
3 9 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
4 7 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.63%) Ansible
5 5 (4.63%) Control-M
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.78%) Cacti
7 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.78%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.93%) OpenView
9 1 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (43.52%) Red Hat
2 35 (32.41%) VMware
3 19 (17.59%) Oracle
4 13 (12.04%) HP
5 11 (10.19%) Hitachi
6 9 (8.33%) Sun
7 8 (7.41%) IBM
8 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
8 7 (6.48%) Veritas
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco
9 4 (3.70%) Citrix
10 3 (2.78%) Google
10 3 (2.78%) Symantec
11 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.85%) F5
11 2 (1.85%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.93%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.93%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.93%) Splunk
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