The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 805 743 731
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 114 131 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 81 97 150
Average salary £42,875 £45,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.72% -12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £53,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114444 105272 119153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92735 87604 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 April 2014 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 103 £43,750 -2.77% 11
London -74 33 £67,500 +50.00% 8
South East -5 26 £43,750 +9.37%
East of England +1 24 £39,500 -16.84% 1
Yorkshire -28 13 £32,000 -28.88% 1
West Yorkshire -29 13 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +20 12 £40,000 - 1
City of London -12 12 £62,000 +7.82% 5
Leeds -21 11 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Surrey +10 10 - -
Suffolk - 10 £32,500 -
Ipswich - 10 £32,500 -
Cambridge +14 8 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £42,000 +5.00%
Milton Keynes - 7 £42,000 -
Scotland -19 6 £33,750 -25.00%
Birmingham 0 5 £40,000 -8.57% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Berkshire +1 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -15 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Epsom - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 £45,000 -
Glasgow -14 2 £34,750 +2.20%
East Midlands -18 2 £33,750 -8.78%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £33,750 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Motherwell - 2 £33,750 -
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Chester +14 1 - -
Manchester +2 1 - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 274 (100.00%) UNIX
2 210 (76.64%) Linux
3 146 (53.28%) Red Hat
4 145 (52.92%) Perl
5 143 (52.19%) Solaris
6 108 (39.42%) AIX
7 103 (37.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 97 (35.40%) Finance
9 82 (29.93%) SAN
10 78 (28.47%) Veritas
11 71 (25.91%) Shell Script
11 71 (25.91%) Banking
12 65 (23.72%) Bash Shell
12 65 (23.72%) Python
12 65 (23.72%) Oracle
13 60 (21.90%) EMC
14 58 (21.17%) IBM
15 53 (19.34%) Sun
16 51 (18.61%) VMware
17 48 (17.52%) SUSE
18 47 (17.15%) ITIL
19 45 (16.42%) Puppet
19 45 (16.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 44 (16.06%) Korn
21 41 (14.96%) Windows
22 40 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
23 39 (14.23%) Performance Tuning
24 38 (13.87%) DNS
25 37 (13.50%) Tivoli
25 37 (13.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 20 (7.30%) Apache
2 17 (6.20%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.38%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.65%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.92%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.92%) IIS
6 7 (2.55%) Drupal
6 7 (2.55%) Alfresco
6 7 (2.55%) WordPress
6 7 (2.55%) nginx
6 7 (2.55%) CMS
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.73%) Jetty
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (29.93%) SAN
2 38 (13.87%) DNS
3 35 (12.77%) TCP/IP
4 25 (9.12%) LDAP
5 20 (7.30%) NAS
6 19 (6.93%) SSH
7 17 (6.20%) Firewall
8 11 (4.01%) DHCP
9 10 (3.65%) iSCSI
10 9 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.28%) Multicast
10 9 (3.28%) VPN
10 9 (3.28%) Wireshark
11 8 (2.92%) Internet
11 8 (2.92%) SMTP
11 8 (2.92%) HTTP
12 7 (2.55%) SSL
13 6 (2.19%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (2.19%) FTP
14 4 (1.46%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.20%) MySQL
2 16 (5.84%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.74%) Oracle Exadata
4 12 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.01%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.92%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.09%) Ingres
10 2 (0.73%) OLTP
10 2 (0.73%) VLDB
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.36%) Big Data
11 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Subversion
1 7 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.46%) Emacs
3 3 (1.09%) Toad
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 97 (35.40%) Finance
2 71 (25.91%) Banking
3 22 (8.03%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.84%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.55%) Back Office
6 6 (2.19%) Retail
6 6 (2.19%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.19%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (1.82%) Games
8 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.09%) Front Office
9 2 (0.73%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.38%) Web Services
2 7 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (1.82%) Middleware
4 4 (1.46%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.73%) J2EE
6 1 (0.36%) COM+
6 1 (0.36%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.95%) Clustering
2 23 (8.39%) LPAR
3 20 (7.30%) Replication
3 20 (7.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (5.84%) Symmetrix DMX
5 13 (4.74%) HACMP
5 13 (4.74%) DLPAR
5 13 (4.74%) Wiki
6 11 (4.01%) CLARiiON
7 9 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (2.92%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.55%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.19%) Open Source
11 5 (1.82%) Online Games
12 3 (1.09%) Derivative
12 3 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.36%) HP StorageWorks
14 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 274 (100.00%) UNIX
2 210 (76.64%) Linux
3 143 (52.19%) Solaris
4 108 (39.42%) AIX
5 103 (37.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (17.52%) SUSE
7 41 (14.96%) Windows
8 28 (10.22%) CentOS
9 27 (9.85%) Ubuntu
10 14 (5.11%) Debian
11 8 (2.92%) HPUX
12 4 (1.46%) VMS
13 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.73%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.15%) ITIL
2 39 (14.23%) Performance Tuning
3 31 (11.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (11.31%) Load Balancing
4 27 (9.85%) Change Management
5 23 (8.39%) Configuration Management
6 20 (7.30%) Problem Management
7 16 (5.84%) RDF
8 15 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (4.74%) E-Commerce
9 13 (4.74%) Project Management
9 13 (4.74%) Migration
9 13 (4.74%) Capacity Management
10 11 (4.01%) High Availability
10 11 (4.01%) Performance Management
11 9 (3.28%) Low Latency
12 8 (2.92%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (2.92%) Workflow
12 8 (2.92%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (52.92%) Perl
2 71 (25.91%) Shell Script
3 65 (23.72%) Bash Shell
3 65 (23.72%) Python
4 44 (16.06%) Korn
5 19 (6.93%) PHP
6 16 (5.84%) Java
7 10 (3.65%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.65%) Bourne shell
8 9 (3.28%) Ruby
9 7 (2.55%) AWK
9 7 (2.55%) C
10 4 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.09%) SQL
12 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.49%) Degree
2 14 (5.11%) RHCE
3 6 (2.19%) CCNA
3 6 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.82%) MCSE
4 5 (1.82%) CCNP
5 3 (1.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 45 (16.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 40 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (12.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 35 (12.77%) NFS
4 29 (10.58%) Veritas File System
5 16 (5.84%) Active Directory
6 15 (5.47%) Hyper-V
6 15 (5.47%) vSphere
7 11 (4.01%) KVM
8 10 (3.65%) VMware ESX
9 9 (3.28%) Samba
10 6 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (16.42%) Puppet
2 37 (13.50%) Tivoli
2 37 (13.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 22 (8.03%) Nagios
4 18 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (6.20%) NetBackup
6 13 (4.74%) CFEngine
7 10 (3.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 9 (3.28%) EMC Navisphere
9 8 (2.92%) YUM
10 7 (2.55%) Plesk
10 7 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.82%) Cobbler
12 4 (1.46%) SmokePing
12 4 (1.46%) Data Guard
13 3 (1.09%) Ganglia
13 3 (1.09%) Foglight
13 3 (1.09%) BladeLogic
13 3 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.73%) Legato
Vendors
1 146 (53.28%) Red Hat
2 78 (28.47%) Veritas
3 65 (23.72%) Oracle
4 60 (21.90%) EMC
5 58 (21.17%) IBM
6 53 (19.34%) Sun
7 51 (18.61%) VMware
8 25 (9.12%) HP
9 24 (8.76%) Symantec
10 20 (7.30%) NetApp
11 15 (5.47%) Cisco
12 14 (5.11%) Hitachi
13 13 (4.74%) Microsoft
14 12 (4.38%) Juniper
15 9 (3.28%) NYFIX
15 9 (3.28%) Patsystems
15 9 (3.28%) GL TRADE
15 9 (3.28%) Brocade
15 9 (3.28%) SolarWinds
16 7 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
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