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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 767 698 689
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 128 190 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 105 161 163
Average salary £44,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £70,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -78 123 £44,000 -12.00% 15
London -22 42 £59,000 -9.23% 5
South East -15 22 £52,500 +31.25% 2
West Yorkshire -1 21 £31,750 -25.29% 4
Yorkshire -16 21 £31,750 -25.29% 4
Leeds -6 20 £31,000 -27.05% 3
West Midlands -39 16 £44,000 -12.00%
Warwickshire - 16 £44,000 -
Warwick - 15 £44,000 -
East of England -38 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Surrey +2 9 £50,000 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire -18 9 £47,500 -11.62%
City of London +6 8 £62,500 +8.69% 2
Cambridge -13 8 £47,500 -17.39%
South West -23 6 £38,750 +10.71%
Oxfordshire +20 5 £52,500 -4.54%
Bristol - 5 £37,500 -
Berkshire +9 4 £52,500 +20.00%
Hampshire -16 4 £42,500 +7.59% 2
North West -18 4 £35,000 -18.60% 4
Scotland - 3 £38,250 - 2
Kent - 3 £62,500 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 - 1
Reading - 2 £52,500 -
Bradford - 2 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands -5 1 £35,000 -
Portsmouth -36 1 £44,000 +10.00%
Reigate - 1 £50,000 -
West Drayton - 1 £42,500 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 225 (100.00%) UNIX
2 197 (87.56%) Linux
3 120 (53.33%) Solaris
4 103 (45.78%) Red Hat
5 75 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 75 (33.33%) Perl
6 74 (32.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (30.67%) AIX
8 58 (25.78%) SAN
9 56 (24.89%) TCP/IP
10 55 (24.44%) Apache
11 53 (23.56%) Finance
12 48 (21.33%) IBM
13 46 (20.44%) DNS
14 45 (20.00%) Oracle
15 41 (18.22%) HP
16 40 (17.78%) Python
17 38 (16.89%) VMware
18 36 (16.00%) Sun
19 35 (15.56%) Clustering
20 34 (15.11%) NetBackup
21 33 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (14.22%) Veritas
23 31 (13.78%) SUSE
24 28 (12.44%) Banking
24 28 (12.44%) Disaster Recovery
25 27 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
26 26 (11.56%) CentOS
26 26 (11.56%) EMC
26 26 (11.56%) ITIL

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 55 (24.44%) Apache
2 13 (5.78%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.67%) nginx
6 5 (2.22%) JBoss
7 4 (1.78%) Mule
8 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.89%) IIS
9 2 (0.89%) CMS
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.44%) Jetty
10 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.67%) SaaS
2 4 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (25.78%) SAN
2 56 (24.89%) TCP/IP
3 46 (20.44%) DNS
4 25 (11.11%) Firewall
5 15 (6.67%) NAS
6 13 (5.78%) FTP
7 12 (5.33%) LDAP
8 9 (4.00%) DHCP
9 7 (3.11%) WAN
9 7 (3.11%) tcpdump
9 7 (3.11%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.11%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.67%) SSH
10 6 (2.67%) VLAN
10 6 (2.67%) LAN
10 6 (2.67%) Internet
11 5 (2.22%) HTTP
11 5 (2.22%) VPN
11 5 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.89%) MySQL
2 5 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.89%) Ingres
6 1 (0.44%) OLTP
6 1 (0.44%) VLDB
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.44%) Redis
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Subversion
1 4 (1.78%) Ant
2 2 (0.89%) Toad
2 2 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (23.56%) Finance
2 28 (12.44%) Banking
3 9 (4.00%) Legal
4 8 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.22%) Welsh Language
7 4 (1.78%) Marketing
7 4 (1.78%) Retail
7 4 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.33%) Advertising
9 2 (0.89%) French Language
9 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.11%) Web Services
2 6 (2.67%) XML
3 5 (2.22%) LAMP
4 4 (1.78%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.78%) Spring
5 3 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.33%) Middleware
5 3 (1.33%) J2EE
6 2 (0.89%) HTML
6 2 (0.89%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.56%) Clustering
2 27 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.78%) LPAR
4 9 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.56%) HACMP
5 8 (3.56%) HP StorageWorks
5 8 (3.56%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.67%) Open Source
7 5 (2.22%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.78%) VAX
8 4 (1.78%) iSeries
9 3 (1.33%) CMDB
10 2 (0.89%) Physics
10 2 (0.89%) AS400
11 1 (0.44%) BBC
11 1 (0.44%) Replication
11 1 (0.44%) DTV
11 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 225 (100.00%) UNIX
2 197 (87.56%) Linux
3 120 (53.33%) Solaris
4 74 (32.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (30.67%) AIX
6 31 (13.78%) SUSE
7 26 (11.56%) CentOS
8 25 (11.11%) HPUX
9 22 (9.78%) Debian
10 21 (9.33%) Windows
11 16 (7.11%) Ubuntu
12 14 (6.22%) VMS
13 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (2.22%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.22%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.89%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.89%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (11.56%) ITIL
3 20 (8.89%) E-Commerce
4 16 (7.11%) Configuration Management
5 15 (6.67%) DevOps
6 14 (6.22%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.78%) Project Management
7 13 (5.78%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (5.33%) Business Continuity
9 11 (4.89%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.44%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.11%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.11%) Service Management
11 7 (3.11%) Change Management
11 7 (3.11%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (2.67%) Capacity Management
12 6 (2.67%) Validation
13 5 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.33%) Perl
1 75 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 40 (17.78%) Python
3 23 (10.22%) Bourne shell
3 23 (10.22%) Bash Shell
4 17 (7.56%) Java
5 10 (4.44%) Korn
6 9 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.56%) PHP
8 6 (2.67%) AWK
8 6 (2.67%) C
9 3 (1.33%) SQL
9 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (3.56%) Degree
2 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.44%) MCSE
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.44%) PowerHA
3 17 (7.56%) NFS
4 16 (7.11%) Samba
5 14 (6.22%) VMware ESX
6 13 (5.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 12 (5.33%) Firmware
8 10 (4.44%) Active Directory
9 8 (3.56%) vSphere
9 8 (3.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (2.67%) KVM
11 5 (2.22%) Nmap
12 4 (1.78%) Veritas File System
12 4 (1.78%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.89%) Ceph
14 1 (0.44%) Squid
14 1 (0.44%) Xen
14 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 34 (15.11%) NetBackup
2 21 (9.33%) Puppet
3 10 (4.44%) Nagios
4 8 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.22%) Legato
5 5 (2.22%) Nessus
6 4 (1.78%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.33%) Control-M
8 2 (0.89%) OpenView
8 2 (0.89%) Foglight
8 2 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.89%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.89%) SCOM
8 2 (0.89%) Ansible
8 2 (0.89%) YUM
9 1 (0.44%) Salt
9 1 (0.44%) Cacti
9 1 (0.44%) Munin
Vendors
1 103 (45.78%) Red Hat
2 48 (21.33%) IBM
3 45 (20.00%) Oracle
4 41 (18.22%) HP
5 38 (16.89%) VMware
6 36 (16.00%) Sun
7 32 (14.22%) Veritas
8 26 (11.56%) EMC
9 25 (11.11%) NetApp
10 12 (5.33%) Cisco
10 12 (5.33%) Symantec
10 12 (5.33%) Reuters
11 7 (3.11%) Bloomberg
12 6 (2.67%) F5
12 6 (2.67%) Microsoft
13 5 (2.22%) Sybase
13 5 (2.22%) Brocade
13 5 (2.22%) CQG
14 4 (1.78%) webMethods
14 4 (1.78%) Murex
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Salary: From £400 to £450 per day
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Salary: £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Havant, Hampshire
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Salary: From £37,478 to £47,905 per annum
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East London
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Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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