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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 862 873 809
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 48 93 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.085% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.088% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 41 76 141
Median salary £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £34,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,500 £37,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -14.77%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

Unix Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 26 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 28 September 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 +9 42 £50,500 -3.80% 5
London +36 21 £60,000 +4.34% 2
South East +39 16 £49,500 +32.88% 2
Surrey +31 8 £50,500 -3.80% 2
Scotland +34 6 £38,250 +2.00%
Woking - 6 £50,250 -
Milton Keynes +18 4 £49,500 -
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £49,500 -
West Yorkshire +18 3 £30,000 -18.08%
Glasgow +16 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire +15 3 £30,000 -18.08%
Hampshire +14 3 £41,000 +2.50%
Portsmouth +13 3 £41,000 +2.50%
Leeds - 3 £30,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +45 2 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Redhill - 2 £57,500 - 1
Berkshire +29 1 £55,000 -4.34%
Reading +16 1 £55,000 -4.34%
Hertfordshire +8 1 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England +3 1 £60,000 +33.33%
North West - 1 £40,000 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Hayes - 1 £42,500 -
Croydon - 1 £50,000 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 96 (100.00%) Unix
2 75 (78.13%) Linux
3 45 (46.88%) Red Hat
4 40 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (38.54%) Perl
6 32 (33.33%) Python
7 31 (32.29%) Solaris
8 30 (31.25%) VMware
9 29 (30.21%) TCP/IP
10 28 (29.17%) SAN
11 26 (27.08%) Finance
12 25 (26.04%) Bash Shell
13 24 (25.00%) Puppet
13 24 (25.00%) Shell Script
14 23 (23.96%) DNS
15 20 (20.83%) Windows
16 19 (19.79%) AIX
16 19 (19.79%) Data Centre
17 16 (16.67%) Oracle
18 15 (15.63%) Nagios
18 15 (15.63%) Veritas
18 15 (15.63%) High Availability
19 14 (14.58%) ITIL
20 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
21 12 (12.50%) NAS
21 12 (12.50%) Degree
21 12 (12.50%) vSphere
21 12 (12.50%) Sun
22 11 (11.46%) HP
22 11 (11.46%) DMZ

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 11 (11.46%) Apache
2 4 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.13%) JBoss
3 3 (3.13%) nginx
3 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.08%) GeoServer
4 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (30.21%) TCP/IP
2 28 (29.17%) SAN
3 23 (23.96%) DNS
4 12 (12.50%) NAS
5 11 (11.46%) DMZ
5 11 (11.46%) FTP
6 7 (7.29%) SSL
7 6 (6.25%) Firewall
7 6 (6.25%) LAN
7 6 (6.25%) WAN
7 6 (6.25%) X.25
8 5 (5.21%) InfiniBand
8 5 (5.21%) SMTP
9 4 (4.17%) HTTP
9 4 (4.17%) LDAP
10 3 (3.13%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (3.13%) Internet
11 2 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.08%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.21%) Big Data
3 5 (5.21%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.08%) GIS
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) Redis
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.04%) Subversion
2 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (27.08%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Banking
2 7 (7.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Electronics
4 1 (1.04%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Games
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) Middleware
2 3 (3.13%) LAMP
2 3 (3.13%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) J2EE
3 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.46%) Clustering
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.17%) Replication
5 3 (3.13%) HACMP
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) User Experience
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.08%) SCADA
7 1 (1.04%) CMDB
7 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.04%) Fintech
7 1 (1.04%) Online Games
7 1 (1.04%) PKI
7 1 (1.04%) Social Media
7 1 (1.04%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Unix
2 75 (78.13%) Linux
3 40 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (32.29%) Solaris
5 20 (20.83%) Windows
6 19 (19.79%) AIX
7 6 (6.25%) CentOS
7 6 (6.25%) HPUX
7 6 (6.25%) SUSE
7 6 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.13%) Debian
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.08%) OpenVMS
10 2 (2.08%) VMS
11 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.63%) High Availability
2 14 (14.58%) ITIL
3 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.25%) Security Patching
7 5 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.21%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.17%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.17%) Change Management
8 4 (4.17%) DevOps
8 4 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.17%) Server Building
8 4 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.17%) Use Case
9 3 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.13%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.08%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.54%) Perl
2 32 (33.33%) Python
3 25 (26.04%) Bash Shell
4 24 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 11 (11.46%) Korn
6 7 (7.29%) PHP
7 5 (5.21%) Java
7 5 (5.21%) SQL
8 4 (4.17%) C#
8 4 (4.17%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.13%) C
10 1 (1.04%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (1.04%) C-shell
10 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) HND
4 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) IBM WebSphere Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MCITP
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.29%) SLA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (12.50%) vSphere
3 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (4.17%) RHEV
4 4 (4.17%) Samba
4 4 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.13%) Docker
5 3 (3.13%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (3.13%) Postfix
5 3 (3.13%) qmail
5 3 (3.13%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.08%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.08%) XenApp
6 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.04%) NFS
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.04%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (25.00%) Puppet
2 15 (15.63%) Nagios
3 8 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (5.21%) Control-M
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (4.17%) Ansible
6 4 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.17%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.13%) Cacti
7 3 (3.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.04%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 45 (46.88%) Red Hat
2 30 (31.25%) VMware
3 16 (16.67%) Oracle
4 15 (15.63%) Veritas
5 12 (12.50%) Sun
6 11 (11.46%) Hitachi
6 11 (11.46%) HP
7 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 7 (7.29%) Symantec
9 4 (4.17%) ANSYS
9 4 (4.17%) Cisco
10 3 (3.13%) Citrix
10 3 (3.13%) Google
10 3 (3.13%) IBM
11 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.08%) EMC
11 2 (2.08%) F5
11 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.04%) Cloudera
12 1 (1.04%) Splunk
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits Package (Pension, Bonus etc)
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
TRG
Salary: 45000-60000 Per Annum Benefits Package (Pension, Bonus etc)
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago