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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 798 717 684
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 88 155 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 66 131 153
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £38,825 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 2015 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 23 January 2015. 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 -58 82 £42,500 -15.00% 5
London -45 25 £53,750 -20.37% 1
Yorkshire +12 21 £30,500 -24.22%
South East -45 19 £60,000 +33.33% 2
West Yorkshire +9 13 £30,000 -11.76%
Surrey -10 12 £60,000 -
North Yorkshire +15 8 £35,000 -24.73%
Berkshire +4 7 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East of England -11 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Leeds - 7 £30,500 -
City of London -2 5 £62,500 +108.33% 1
Birmingham -40 5 £40,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -59 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Huddersfield - 5 £30,000 -
Reading - 5 £50,000 -
Scotland +14 3 £32,500 -17.72%
York +11 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £42,500 - 1
Cambridge 0 3 £42,500 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £24,000 -
Wales - 3 £24,000 -
South Wales - 3 £24,000 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 - -
South West -11 2 £37,500 -1.31% 1
East Midlands - 2 £34,000 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Bedford - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £37,500 - 1
Slough - 2 £39,500 - 1
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 223 (100.00%) UNIX
2 176 (78.92%) Linux
3 120 (53.81%) Solaris
4 101 (45.29%) Red Hat
5 88 (39.46%) Perl
6 83 (37.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (31.39%) SAN
8 67 (30.04%) Oracle
9 64 (28.70%) Shell Script
10 61 (27.35%) AIX
11 57 (25.56%) TCP/IP
12 53 (23.77%) DNS
13 51 (22.87%) IBM
14 43 (19.28%) VMware
14 43 (19.28%) HP
15 42 (18.83%) Veritas
15 42 (18.83%) Python
16 41 (18.39%) NetBackup
17 40 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (17.94%) Apache
18 39 (17.49%) SUSE
19 37 (16.59%) Finance
20 35 (15.70%) Sun
21 34 (15.25%) Bash Shell
22 33 (14.80%) ITIL
23 32 (14.35%) Puppet
24 30 (13.45%) NetApp
25 29 (13.00%) Banking
26 28 (12.56%) EMC
27 26 (11.66%) NFS

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 40 (17.94%) Apache
2 15 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.04%) IIS
4 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.24%) nginx
6 4 (1.79%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.79%) JBoss
7 3 (1.35%) Jetty
8 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) Mule
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) MS Office
2 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.69%) SaaS
1 6 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.90%) IaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (31.39%) SAN
2 57 (25.56%) TCP/IP
3 53 (23.77%) DNS
4 23 (10.31%) Firewall
5 21 (9.42%) DHCP
6 18 (8.07%) LDAP
7 15 (6.73%) FTP
8 13 (5.83%) NAS
9 10 (4.48%) SSH
10 9 (4.04%) Internet
11 7 (3.14%) WAN
11 7 (3.14%) InfiniBand
12 6 (2.69%) tcpdump
12 6 (2.69%) LAN
12 6 (2.69%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.24%) VLAN
14 4 (1.79%) BGP
14 4 (1.79%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
15 3 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.97%) MySQL
2 7 (3.14%) DB2
3 6 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.35%) Ingres
6 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) VLDB
8 1 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.90%) Subversion
3 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) Ant
3 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 37 (16.59%) Finance
2 29 (13.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.24%) Retail
4 5 (2.24%) Marketing
5 4 (1.79%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.35%) Advertising
6 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
6 3 (1.35%) French Language
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.59%) LAMP
2 5 (2.24%) Web Services
2 5 (2.24%) Middleware
3 4 (1.79%) J2EE
4 3 (1.35%) XML
4 3 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.35%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.90%) HTML
6 1 (0.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.45%) Spring
6 1 (0.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.66%) Clustering
2 21 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.14%) HACMP
4 6 (2.69%) LPAR
4 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.24%) CMDB
5 5 (2.24%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.79%) iSeries
6 4 (1.79%) AS400
7 3 (1.35%) VAX
7 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.35%) HP StorageWorks
8 2 (0.90%) Open Source
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.45%) BBC
9 1 (0.45%) Celerra
9 1 (0.45%) Wiki
9 1 (0.45%) Derivative
9 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 223 (100.00%) UNIX
2 176 (78.92%) Linux
3 120 (53.81%) Solaris
4 83 (37.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (27.35%) AIX
6 39 (17.49%) SUSE
7 26 (11.66%) CentOS
8 24 (10.76%) Debian
9 22 (9.87%) Windows
10 16 (7.17%) HPUX
11 12 (5.38%) Ubuntu
12 10 (4.48%) VMS
13 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.79%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.80%) ITIL
2 16 (7.17%) E-Commerce
2 16 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (7.17%) Project Management
2 16 (7.17%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (5.83%) Load Balancing
3 13 (5.83%) Problem Management
4 11 (4.93%) Time Management
4 11 (4.93%) Service Management
5 9 (4.04%) Incident Management
5 9 (4.04%) Kernel Tuning
6 8 (3.59%) DevOps
6 8 (3.59%) Change Management
7 7 (3.14%) Business Continuity
7 7 (3.14%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (3.14%) Low Latency
8 6 (2.69%) Software Deployment
8 6 (2.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (2.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.46%) Perl
2 64 (28.70%) Shell Script
3 42 (18.83%) Python
4 34 (15.25%) Bash Shell
5 16 (7.17%) PHP
6 13 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.93%) SQL
7 11 (4.93%) Bourne shell
8 8 (3.59%) Java
9 6 (2.69%) Korn
10 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.79%) AWK
11 3 (1.35%) Ruby
12 2 (0.90%) C
13 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.04%) Security Cleared
1 9 (4.04%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) MCSE
4 1 (0.45%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.45%) RHCE
4 1 (0.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (11.66%) NFS
3 19 (8.52%) Samba
4 18 (8.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 16 (7.17%) PowerHA
6 14 (6.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (4.93%) VMware ESX
8 10 (4.48%) vSphere
9 8 (3.59%) Firmware
9 8 (3.59%) Veritas File System
10 7 (3.14%) Active Directory
11 5 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.79%) Nmap
13 2 (0.90%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.45%) Dovecot
14 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.45%) Kamailio
14 1 (0.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (18.39%) NetBackup
2 32 (14.35%) Puppet
3 10 (4.48%) yum
3 10 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.04%) Nagios
5 7 (3.14%) Legato
6 5 (2.24%) Control-M
7 4 (1.79%) Salt
7 4 (1.79%) OpenView
7 4 (1.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.79%) Nessus
8 2 (0.90%) Ansible
8 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.45%) Foglight
9 1 (0.45%) Cacti
9 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 101 (45.29%) Red Hat
2 67 (30.04%) Oracle
3 51 (22.87%) IBM
4 43 (19.28%) VMware
4 43 (19.28%) HP
5 42 (18.83%) Veritas
6 35 (15.70%) Sun
7 30 (13.45%) NetApp
8 28 (12.56%) EMC
9 16 (7.17%) Symantec
10 13 (5.83%) Cisco
11 7 (3.14%) Sybase
11 7 (3.14%) Reuters
11 7 (3.14%) Intel
11 7 (3.14%) F5
12 6 (2.69%) Bloomberg
12 6 (2.69%) Brocade
13 5 (2.24%) Microsoft
14 4 (1.79%) Dell
15 3 (1.35%) CQG
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