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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 783 658 720
Rank change year-on-year
-125 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 119 221 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 96 187 147
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -125 109 £47,500 - 12
London -66 36 £62,500 +8.69% 4
South East -35 24 £56,250 +40.62%
West Midlands -25 19 £44,000 -12.00%
Warwickshire - 19 £44,000 -
Warwick - 18 £44,000 -
East of England -46 13 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Surrey +3 11 £62,500 +66.66%
Cambridgeshire -22 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Cambridge -28 10 £47,500 -13.63% 1
West Yorkshire -29 10 £42,500 - 4
Yorkshire -29 10 £42,500 - 4
Leeds -27 7 £37,000 -12.94% 4
Oxfordshire +10 5 £52,500 -4.54%
City of London -1 5 £67,500 +17.39%
South West -37 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales - 4 £27,500 -
South Wales - 4 £27,500 -
Cardiff - 4 £27,500 -
Berkshire 0 3 £52,500 +21.03%
Scotland -13 3 £38,250 -12.57% 2
Hampshire -20 3 £40,000 +6.66%
North West -21 3 £33,750 -21.51% 1
Kent - 3 £62,500 -
Bristol - 3 £37,500 - 1
Camberley - 3 £62,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £52,500 -
Chester - 2 £32,500 - 1
Bradford - 2 £42,500 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 211 (100.00%) UNIX
2 184 (87.20%) Linux
3 112 (53.08%) Solaris
4 102 (48.34%) Red Hat
5 78 (36.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (33.65%) Perl
7 69 (32.70%) AIX
8 62 (29.38%) Shell Script
9 58 (27.49%) Finance
10 51 (24.17%) SAN
11 50 (23.70%) Apache
12 49 (23.22%) TCP/IP
12 49 (23.22%) IBM
13 43 (20.38%) Oracle
14 42 (19.91%) HP
15 41 (19.43%) Python
15 41 (19.43%) DNS
16 37 (17.54%) Sun
17 36 (17.06%) Disaster Recovery
18 34 (16.11%) Clustering
19 33 (15.64%) Banking
20 32 (15.17%) Veritas
21 31 (14.69%) EMC
22 30 (14.22%) VMware
23 29 (13.74%) NetBackup
24 26 (12.32%) HPUX
25 25 (11.85%) Windows
25 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
26 24 (11.37%) Bourne shell
26 24 (11.37%) Analytical Skills

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (23.70%) Apache
2 13 (6.16%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.21%) WebLogic
4 10 (4.74%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.84%) nginx
6 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.90%) Mule
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.95%) Jetty
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.95%) IIS
9 2 (0.95%) CMS
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
10 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.37%) SaaS
2 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (24.17%) SAN
2 49 (23.22%) TCP/IP
3 41 (19.43%) DNS
4 21 (9.95%) Firewall
5 15 (7.11%) NAS
6 14 (6.64%) FTP
7 13 (6.16%) iSCSI
8 11 (5.21%) LDAP
9 10 (4.74%) DHCP
10 7 (3.32%) Wireshark
10 7 (3.32%) tcpdump
10 7 (3.32%) HTTP
10 7 (3.32%) SSH
10 7 (3.32%) SSL
11 6 (2.84%) VPN
11 6 (2.84%) LAN
11 6 (2.84%) WAN
11 6 (2.84%) VLAN
12 5 (2.37%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.58%) MySQL
2 6 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.47%) OLTP
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) VLDB
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Redis
6 1 (0.47%) Big Data
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Subversion
1 4 (1.90%) Ant
2 3 (1.42%) Toad
3 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 58 (27.49%) Finance
2 33 (15.64%) Banking
3 9 (4.27%) Legal
4 8 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.84%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.37%) Welsh Language
8 4 (1.90%) Marketing
9 3 (1.42%) Back Office
9 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.95%) Advertising
10 2 (0.95%) Electronics
11 1 (0.47%) Front Office
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.84%) XML
2 5 (2.37%) LAMP
2 5 (2.37%) Web Services
3 4 (1.90%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.90%) Spring
4 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.42%) J2EE
5 2 (0.95%) HTML
5 2 (0.95%) Django
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.11%) Clustering
2 24 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.11%) LPAR
4 10 (4.74%) Firmware
5 9 (4.27%) HACMP
5 9 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.27%) HP StorageWorks
5 9 (4.27%) Hedge funds
6 8 (3.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (3.32%) Replication
8 6 (2.84%) Open Source
9 5 (2.37%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.90%) VAX
11 3 (1.42%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.42%) iSeries
12 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.95%) DTV
12 2 (0.95%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 211 (100.00%) UNIX
2 184 (87.20%) Linux
3 112 (53.08%) Solaris
4 78 (36.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (32.70%) AIX
6 26 (12.32%) HPUX
7 25 (11.85%) Windows
8 21 (9.95%) SUSE
9 19 (9.00%) CentOS
10 18 (8.53%) Ubuntu
11 17 (8.06%) Debian
12 13 (6.16%) VMS
13 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (2.84%) Windows 7
15 5 (2.37%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.95%) OpenBSD
16 2 (0.95%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.47%) OpenVMS
17 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.06%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (9.95%) E-Commerce
2 21 (9.95%) Load Balancing
3 19 (9.00%) DevOps
4 17 (8.06%) Problem Management
5 14 (6.64%) Configuration Management
5 14 (6.64%) Capacity Management
6 13 (6.16%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (6.16%) Business Continuity
7 12 (5.69%) ITIL
8 11 (5.21%) Change Management
8 11 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (4.74%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.79%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (3.32%) Project Management
11 7 (3.32%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.84%) Validation
13 5 (2.37%) Migration
13 5 (2.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.65%) Perl
2 62 (29.38%) Shell Script
3 41 (19.43%) Python
4 24 (11.37%) Bourne shell
5 21 (9.95%) Java
6 19 (9.00%) Bash Shell
7 10 (4.74%) Korn
8 6 (2.84%) AWK
8 6 (2.84%) C
9 5 (2.37%) PHP
9 5 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.42%) SQL
11 2 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (3.32%) Degree
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.95%) MCSE
2 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) CCNP
3 1 (0.47%) CCNA
3 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.43%) NFS
3 16 (7.58%) PowerHA
4 14 (6.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (6.16%) vSphere
5 13 (6.16%) Active Directory
6 11 (5.21%) Hyper-V
6 11 (5.21%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.27%) Veritas File System
8 7 (3.32%) KVM
9 6 (2.84%) Samba
9 6 (2.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (2.37%) Nmap
11 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.47%) Squid
12 1 (0.47%) Xen
12 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.47%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 29 (13.74%) NetBackup
2 20 (9.48%) Puppet
3 14 (6.64%) Nagios
4 9 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.84%) EMC Navisphere
6 5 (2.37%) Nessus
6 5 (2.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (2.37%) Legato
7 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.42%) Foglight
8 3 (1.42%) Control-M
8 3 (1.42%) YUM
8 3 (1.42%) Salt
9 2 (0.95%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.95%) SCOM
9 2 (0.95%) OpenView
9 2 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.47%) Munin
Vendors
1 102 (48.34%) Red Hat
2 49 (23.22%) IBM
3 43 (20.38%) Oracle
4 42 (19.91%) HP
5 37 (17.54%) Sun
6 32 (15.17%) Veritas
7 31 (14.69%) EMC
8 30 (14.22%) VMware
9 23 (10.90%) NetApp
10 17 (8.06%) Symantec
11 12 (5.69%) Reuters
11 12 (5.69%) Brocade
12 11 (5.21%) Cisco
13 7 (3.32%) Microsoft
14 6 (2.84%) Sybase
15 5 (2.37%) JBoss
15 5 (2.37%) Bloomberg
15 5 (2.37%) CQG
16 4 (1.90%) webMethods
16 4 (1.90%) SaltStack
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