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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 767 731 706
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 130 168 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 111 145 168
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 £37,700 £35,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 £38,500
% 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 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 31 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 -57 126 £44,000 -12.00% 5
London -5 47 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Yorkshire -12 26 £30,500 -28.23% 2
West Yorkshire +2 25 £30,500 -28.23% 2
Leeds -5 24 £30,500 -28.23% 2
South East -20 22 £52,500 +23.52%
West Midlands -38 13 £44,000 -12.00%
Warwickshire - 13 £44,000 -
Warwick - 12 £44,000 -
City of London +30 10 £60,750 -6.53%
Surrey -2 10 £51,250 -
East of England -32 7 £47,500 -5.00%
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £47,500 -17.39%
South West -25 6 £38,750 +10.71%
Bristol - 6 £38,750 -
Cambridge -15 5 £47,500 -17.39%
Berkshire +18 4 £52,500 +18.30%
Oxfordshire +16 4 £52,500 -4.54%
Hampshire -12 4 £42,500 -
North West -23 4 £35,000 -18.60% 2
Scotland - 3 £38,250 - 1
Kent - 3 £62,500 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 -
Reading - 2 £52,500 -
Bradford - 2 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands -1 1 £35,000 -
Portsmouth -34 1 £44,000 +3.52%
West Drayton - 1 £42,500 -
Winchester - 1 £40,000 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 228 (100.00%) UNIX
2 197 (86.40%) Linux
3 123 (53.95%) Solaris
4 103 (45.18%) Red Hat
5 79 (34.65%) Perl
6 78 (34.21%) Shell Script
7 76 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (28.51%) AIX
9 64 (28.07%) SAN
10 58 (25.44%) TCP/IP
11 56 (24.56%) Apache
12 51 (22.37%) Oracle
13 48 (21.05%) Finance
14 46 (20.18%) DNS
15 45 (19.74%) IBM
16 42 (18.42%) Python
16 42 (18.42%) VMware
17 40 (17.54%) HP
18 38 (16.67%) Sun
18 38 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (16.23%) NetBackup
20 35 (15.35%) SUSE
21 34 (14.91%) Clustering
22 33 (14.47%) Veritas
23 29 (12.72%) ITIL
23 29 (12.72%) CentOS
24 28 (12.28%) Banking
24 28 (12.28%) EMC
25 26 (11.40%) NetApp
25 26 (11.40%) Analytical Skills

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 56 (24.56%) Apache
2 12 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.95%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.63%) nginx
5 5 (2.19%) JBoss
6 4 (1.75%) Mule
7 2 (0.88%) IIS
7 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.88%) 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 (2.63%) SaaS
2 5 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (28.07%) SAN
2 58 (25.44%) TCP/IP
3 46 (20.18%) DNS
4 25 (10.96%) Firewall
5 17 (7.46%) NAS
6 14 (6.14%) FTP
7 11 (4.82%) LDAP
8 10 (4.39%) DHCP
9 8 (3.51%) SSH
10 7 (3.07%) Wireshark
10 7 (3.07%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.07%) tcpdump
10 7 (3.07%) WAN
11 6 (2.63%) LAN
11 6 (2.63%) Internet
11 6 (2.63%) VLAN
12 5 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.19%) VPN
13 4 (1.75%) HTTP
13 4 (1.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.21%) MySQL
2 5 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.32%) Ingres
5 1 (0.44%) OLTP
5 1 (0.44%) VLDB
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.44%) Redis
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Subversion
1 4 (1.75%) Ant
2 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 48 (21.05%) Finance
2 28 (12.28%) Banking
3 8 (3.51%) Legal
4 7 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.19%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Welsh Language
6 4 (1.75%) Marketing
6 4 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.32%) French Language
7 3 (1.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.07%) Web Services
2 6 (2.63%) XML
3 5 (2.19%) LAMP
4 4 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.75%) Spring
4 4 (1.75%) Middleware
5 3 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.32%) J2EE
6 2 (0.88%) HTML
6 2 (0.88%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.91%) Clustering
2 26 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.95%) LPAR
4 8 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.51%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.07%) HP StorageWorks
6 6 (2.63%) HACMP
7 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.19%) Open Source
8 4 (1.75%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.75%) iSeries
8 4 (1.75%) VAX
9 2 (0.88%) AS400
9 2 (0.88%) Physics
9 2 (0.88%) CMDB
10 1 (0.44%) Wiki
10 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.44%) HP Superdome
10 1 (0.44%) BBC
10 1 (0.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 228 (100.00%) UNIX
2 197 (86.40%) Linux
3 123 (53.95%) Solaris
4 76 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (28.51%) AIX
6 35 (15.35%) SUSE
7 29 (12.72%) CentOS
8 24 (10.53%) Windows
9 23 (10.09%) HPUX
9 23 (10.09%) Debian
10 15 (6.58%) Ubuntu
11 14 (6.14%) VMS
12 8 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (2.19%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.19%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.88%) OpenBSD
15 2 (0.88%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.72%) ITIL
2 25 (10.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (8.77%) E-Commerce
4 15 (6.58%) Configuration Management
4 15 (6.58%) Project Management
5 13 (5.70%) Load Balancing
5 13 (5.70%) DevOps
6 12 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (4.82%) Business Continuity
8 10 (4.39%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.51%) Service Management
10 8 (3.51%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.51%) Change Management
11 7 (3.07%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
13 5 (2.19%) Capacity Management
13 5 (2.19%) Validation
14 4 (1.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (34.65%) Perl
2 78 (34.21%) Shell Script
3 42 (18.42%) Python
4 25 (10.96%) Bash Shell
5 23 (10.09%) Bourne shell
6 15 (6.58%) Java
7 11 (4.82%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.39%) Korn
8 10 (4.39%) PHP
9 7 (3.07%) SQL
10 6 (2.63%) C
10 6 (2.63%) AWK
11 4 (1.75%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (3.51%) Degree
2 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.39%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.33%) PowerHA
3 18 (7.89%) Samba
4 16 (7.02%) NFS
5 15 (6.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 14 (6.14%) VMware ESX
7 12 (5.26%) Firmware
8 9 (3.95%) Active Directory
8 9 (3.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.63%) vSphere
9 6 (2.63%) KVM
10 5 (2.19%) Veritas File System
10 5 (2.19%) Nmap
11 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.88%) Ceph
12 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.44%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.44%) Squid
12 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (16.23%) NetBackup
2 21 (9.21%) Puppet
3 10 (4.39%) Nagios
4 8 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.63%) Legato
6 5 (2.19%) Nessus
7 3 (1.32%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.32%) Control-M
8 2 (0.88%) OpenView
8 2 (0.88%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.88%) Ansible
9 1 (0.44%) Salt
9 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.44%) SCOM
9 1 (0.44%) Cacti
9 1 (0.44%) Munin
9 1 (0.44%) YUM
9 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 103 (45.18%) Red Hat
2 51 (22.37%) Oracle
3 45 (19.74%) IBM
4 42 (18.42%) VMware
5 40 (17.54%) HP
6 38 (16.67%) Sun
7 33 (14.47%) Veritas
8 28 (12.28%) EMC
9 26 (11.40%) NetApp
10 14 (6.14%) Cisco
11 12 (5.26%) Symantec
11 12 (5.26%) Reuters
12 8 (3.51%) Bloomberg
12 8 (3.51%) Brocade
13 7 (3.07%) F5
14 5 (2.19%) CQG
14 5 (2.19%) Microsoft
14 5 (2.19%) Sybase
15 4 (1.75%) Murex
15 4 (1.75%) Compaq
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