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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
Rank 809 810 836
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 49 110 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 45 92 94
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £67,500 £60,350
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2017 within the UK.

Unix Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 21 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -7 49 £45,000 -10.00% 5
London +49 30 £42,500 -24.44% 2
South East +61 11 £52,500 +9.94% 3
Surrey +42 6 £52,500 - 1
City of London +21 6 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Crawley - 4 £52,000 -
West Sussex - 4 £52,000 -
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £32,500 -23.52%
East of England +7 3 £32,500 -19.25%
Cambridge +7 3 £32,500 -23.52%
South West +13 2 - -
North West -14 2 £43,250 -13.50%
Bristol - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £56,250 -
Cheshire +11 1 £50,000 -
Kent +9 1 £39,000 - 1
Birmingham -4 1 £44,000 -12.00%
West Midlands -4 1 £44,000 -12.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Manchester - 1 £36,500 -
Salford - 1 £36,500 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 84 (100.00%) Unix
2 72 (85.71%) Linux
3 38 (45.24%) Red Hat
4 33 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (34.52%) Bash Shell
5 29 (34.52%) Solaris
6 28 (33.33%) Veritas
7 24 (28.57%) VMware
8 21 (25.00%) Finance
8 21 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 20 (23.81%) Perl
9 20 (23.81%) Puppet
10 19 (22.62%) Python
11 17 (20.24%) SAN
11 17 (20.24%) Telecoms
11 17 (20.24%) Problem Management
12 16 (19.05%) Ubuntu
13 15 (17.86%) Degree
13 15 (17.86%) Oracle
13 15 (17.86%) AIX
14 14 (16.67%) Ansible
15 13 (15.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 13 (15.48%) Computer Science
15 13 (15.48%) Clustering
16 12 (14.29%) Docker
16 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
17 11 (13.10%) NetBackup
17 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
17 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
18 10 (11.90%) High Availability

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 5 (5.95%) Apache
2 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.38%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) SAN
2 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.14%) DNS
3 6 (7.14%) InfiniBand
4 4 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (4.76%) LAN
4 4 (4.76%) WAN
4 4 (4.76%) X.25
5 3 (3.57%) Firewall
5 3 (3.57%) IPsec
5 3 (3.57%) ISDN
5 3 (3.57%) VLAN
5 3 (3.57%) VPN
6 2 (2.38%) DHCP
6 2 (2.38%) LDAP
6 2 (2.38%) SSL
7 1 (1.19%) DMZ
7 1 (1.19%) FTP
7 1 (1.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) OLTP
1 5 (5.95%) VLDB
2 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.38%) Big Data
3 2 (2.38%) GIS
3 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.38%) MarkLogic
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 17 (20.24%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Back Office
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Games
4 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.57%) Electronics
5 3 (3.57%) Front Office
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) J2EE
1 2 (2.38%) Lucene
1 2 (2.38%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Clustering
1 13 (15.48%) Computer Science
2 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.76%) Fintech
3 4 (4.76%) Online Games
4 3 (3.57%) EFT
4 3 (3.57%) HACMP
5 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Unix
2 72 (85.71%) Linux
3 33 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (34.52%) Solaris
5 16 (19.05%) Ubuntu
6 15 (17.86%) AIX
7 9 (10.71%) Windows
8 5 (5.95%) HPUX
9 4 (4.76%) SUSE
10 3 (3.57%) CentOS
10 3 (3.57%) Debian
10 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.38%) OpenVMS
11 2 (2.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Problem Management
2 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
3 10 (11.90%) High Availability
4 9 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 8 (9.52%) ITIL
5 8 (9.52%) Security Management
6 7 (8.33%) Performance Management
7 6 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Use Case
8 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.76%) Line Management
9 4 (4.76%) Security Patching
10 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.52%) Bash Shell
2 21 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 20 (23.81%) Perl
4 19 (22.62%) Python
5 6 (7.14%) MATLAB
6 5 (5.95%) Korn
7 2 (2.38%) C
7 2 (2.38%) Java
7 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Degree
2 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 4 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (14.29%) Docker
3 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.57%) iptables
5 3 (3.57%) pfSense
6 2 (2.38%) LXC
6 2 (2.38%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.19%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) Puppet
2 14 (16.67%) Ansible
3 11 (13.10%) NetBackup
4 6 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.38%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.38%) Nagios
7 2 (2.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 38 (45.24%) Red Hat
2 28 (33.33%) Veritas
3 24 (28.57%) VMware
4 15 (17.86%) Oracle
5 9 (10.71%) Sun
6 7 (8.33%) HP
6 7 (8.33%) Symantec
7 6 (7.14%) ANSYS
7 6 (7.14%) IBM
8 4 (4.76%) EMC
8 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco
9 3 (3.57%) Hitachi
9 3 (3.57%) Infoblox
9 3 (3.57%) SAP
9 3 (3.57%) Sybase
10 2 (2.38%) BMC
10 2 (2.38%) Brocade
11 1 (1.19%) Dell
11 1 (1.19%) LANDesk
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