The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 824 830 691
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -139
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 68 99 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.085% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.090% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 57 73 158
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +0.88%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

UNIX Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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 -8 64 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South East +9 24 £40,500 -33.87%
East of England +16 20 £47,500 +17.28% 1
London +14 16 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 12 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £45,000 -
Surrey +18 10 £37,500 -40.00%
Staines - 9 £37,000 -
Berkshire - 5 £62,500 -
Reading - 5 £62,500 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £47,500 -
Middlesex - 4 £38,750 -
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £41,000 +1.23% 1
Cambridge +6 3 £41,000 -24.07% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 3 - -
Wales -2 3 £20,500 -25.45%
South Wales -8 3 £20,500 -25.45%
Cardiff -10 3 £20,500 -25.45%
Milton Keynes -10 3 - -
South West -16 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Docklands, London - 3 £57,500 -
Dunstable - 3 - -
City of London +20 2 £52,500 -18.60%
Yorkshire -4 2 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Birmingham -11 2 £42,875 +7.18%
Bristol -15 2 £43,750 +16.66%
West Midlands -22 2 £42,875 -2.55%
Luton - 2 £47,500 -
Leeds +14 1 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Scotland +14 1 £35,000 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 173 (100.00%) UNIX
2 151 (87.28%) Linux
3 98 (56.65%) Solaris
4 87 (50.29%) Red Hat
5 69 (39.88%) Oracle
6 65 (37.57%) SAN
7 61 (35.26%) VMware
8 53 (30.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (28.90%) Finance
10 49 (28.32%) Perl
10 49 (28.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (25.43%) AIX
12 42 (24.28%) Shell Script
13 36 (20.81%) HP
14 35 (20.23%) Python
15 34 (19.65%) TCP/IP
15 34 (19.65%) Puppet
16 31 (17.92%) DNS
16 31 (17.92%) Sun
17 29 (16.76%) HPUX
17 29 (16.76%) Oracle ZFS
18 27 (15.61%) Windows
19 26 (15.03%) DevOps
20 25 (14.45%) Debian
21 24 (13.87%) MySQL
21 24 (13.87%) Bash Shell
22 22 (12.72%) Banking
22 22 (12.72%) Veritas
23 21 (12.14%) IBM
23 21 (12.14%) SUSE

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (9.83%) Apache
2 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.62%) GlassFish
3 5 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.89%) IIS
4 4 (2.31%) JBoss
4 4 (2.31%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.31%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.73%) Moodle
5 3 (1.73%) Node.js
6 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.58%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) IaaS
3 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 65 (37.57%) SAN
2 34 (19.65%) TCP/IP
3 31 (17.92%) DNS
4 16 (9.25%) Firewall
4 16 (9.25%) NAS
5 14 (8.09%) LDAP
6 13 (7.51%) LAN
6 13 (7.51%) SMTP
6 13 (7.51%) SSH
7 12 (6.94%) WAN
8 11 (6.36%) HTTP
9 8 (4.62%) DHCP
9 8 (4.62%) FTP
9 8 (4.62%) BGP
9 8 (4.62%) Network Security
10 6 (3.47%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.47%) VPN
11 3 (1.73%) Internet
11 3 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.87%) MySQL
2 9 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.05%) DB2
4 7 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.31%) MaxDB
6 4 (2.31%) Informix
7 3 (1.73%) InfluxDB
7 3 (1.73%) Big Data
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.58%) Ingres
9 1 (0.58%) OLTP
9 1 (0.58%) VLDB
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.78%) Subversion
3 3 (1.73%) Toad
4 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 50 (28.90%) Finance
2 22 (12.72%) Banking
3 12 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.62%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.05%) Back Office
5 7 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.05%) Games
6 4 (2.31%) French Language
6 4 (2.31%) German Language
6 4 (2.31%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.16%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.89%) Middleware
2 4 (2.31%) Web Services
2 4 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.73%) OAuth
3 3 (1.73%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) Django
4 1 (0.58%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) Clustering
2 12 (6.94%) LPAR
3 10 (5.78%) Celerra
3 10 (5.78%) HACMP
4 9 (5.20%) AS400
5 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.05%) PlayStation
6 7 (4.05%) EMC VNX
6 7 (4.05%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.89%) HP Superdome
8 4 (2.31%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.31%) Replication
9 3 (1.73%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.73%) Equities
9 3 (1.73%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.73%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.16%) Symmetrix DMX
10 2 (1.16%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 173 (100.00%) UNIX
2 151 (87.28%) Linux
3 98 (56.65%) Solaris
4 53 (30.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (25.43%) AIX
6 29 (16.76%) HPUX
7 27 (15.61%) Windows
8 25 (14.45%) Debian
9 21 (12.14%) SUSE
10 15 (8.67%) Oracle Linux
11 12 (6.94%) Ubuntu
12 10 (5.78%) CentOS
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.58%) VMS
14 1 (0.58%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.03%) DevOps
2 20 (11.56%) Patch Management
2 20 (11.56%) ITIL
3 15 (8.67%) Change Management
3 15 (8.67%) Load Balancing
4 13 (7.51%) Security Management
5 12 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (6.94%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.78%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (5.20%) Software Licensing
7 9 (5.20%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.20%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.62%) CRM
8 8 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.05%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.05%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.32%) Perl
2 42 (24.28%) Shell Script
3 35 (20.23%) Python
4 24 (13.87%) Bash Shell
5 15 (8.67%) Ruby
5 15 (8.67%) Korn
5 15 (8.67%) Java
6 10 (5.78%) Bourne shell
7 9 (5.20%) PHP
7 9 (5.20%) SQL
8 6 (3.47%) AWK
9 3 (1.73%) C++
9 3 (1.73%) C-shell
10 2 (1.16%) C
11 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (8.09%) Degree
2 12 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (3.47%) RHCSA
5 6 (3.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.31%) RHCE
7 2 (1.16%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) SCSA
8 1 (0.58%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) QA
3 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (28.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.40%) vSphere
3 13 (7.51%) NFS
4 9 (5.20%) Active Directory
5 8 (4.62%) Xen
5 8 (4.62%) KVM
6 7 (4.05%) Samba
7 6 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (3.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (2.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (2.31%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.73%) Squid
10 3 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.16%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.16%) XenApp
11 2 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.16%) GPFS
12 1 (0.58%) Docker
12 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (19.65%) Puppet
2 29 (16.76%) Oracle ZFS
3 21 (12.14%) NetBackup
4 15 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (7.51%) Nagios
6 12 (6.94%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (5.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (4.05%) CFEngine
8 7 (4.05%) Opsview
9 6 (3.47%) Salt
9 6 (3.47%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (2.89%) Data Guard
10 5 (2.89%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.89%) Legato
11 4 (2.31%) ARCserve
11 4 (2.31%) SnapMirror
11 4 (2.31%) SnapVault
12 3 (1.73%) Foglight
12 3 (1.73%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (50.29%) Red Hat
2 69 (39.88%) Oracle
3 61 (35.26%) VMware
4 36 (20.81%) HP
5 31 (17.92%) Sun
6 22 (12.72%) Veritas
7 21 (12.14%) IBM
8 18 (10.40%) EMC
9 14 (8.09%) Cisco
9 14 (8.09%) Brocade
10 12 (6.94%) NetApp
10 12 (6.94%) Sybase
11 8 (4.62%) Symantec
12 4 (2.31%) SAP
12 4 (2.31%) Lotus
12 4 (2.31%) Hitachi
13 3 (1.73%) Juniper
13 3 (1.73%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.73%) Google
13 3 (1.73%) F5
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