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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 838 810 682
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -128
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 64 114 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.098% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52 89 175
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-5.11% +2.32%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -20 59 £50,000 - 7
South East -17 21 £41,000 -34.40% 1
London -4 19 £58,750 -6.00% 5
East of England +9 18 £47,500 +7.95%
Surrey +5 9 £41,000 -34.40%
Hertfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire +14 6 £47,500 +26.66%
Staines - 6 £39,000 -
Docklands, London - 5 £57,500 -
Dunstable - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire +18 4 £34,500 -27.36%
Cambridge +12 4 £34,500 -27.36%
Buckinghamshire -9 4 - -
Wales -10 4 £21,750 -20.90%
South Wales -10 4 £21,750 -20.90%
Cardiff -18 4 £21,750 -20.90%
Milton Keynes -18 4 - -
Berkshire +9 3 £62,500 +19.04%
Reading +4 3 £62,500 +19.04%
Middlesex - 3 £40,000 -
Birmingham +7 2 £42,875 +7.18%
West Midlands -19 2 £42,875 -2.55%
South West -20 2 £43,750 +16.66% 1
City of London +22 1 £52,500 -23.63% 5
Hampshire +18 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow +9 1 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Scotland +2 1 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -15 1 £42,500 +13.33% 1

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 133 (100.00%) UNIX
2 115 (86.47%) Linux
3 80 (60.15%) Solaris
4 61 (45.86%) Red Hat
5 49 (36.84%) Oracle
6 43 (32.33%) SAN
7 41 (30.83%) Finance
7 41 (30.83%) VMware
8 39 (29.32%) Perl
9 37 (27.82%) AIX
10 35 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (22.56%) Python
12 29 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (19.55%) HP
13 26 (19.55%) Shell Script
14 25 (18.80%) Puppet
15 23 (17.29%) Windows
15 23 (17.29%) Oracle ZFS
16 21 (15.79%) HPUX
17 20 (15.04%) Bash Shell
17 20 (15.04%) DevOps
18 19 (14.29%) Sun
19 18 (13.53%) DNS
20 17 (12.78%) NetBackup
21 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
22 15 (11.28%) Brocade
22 15 (11.28%) Oracle Linux
22 15 (11.28%) Change Management
22 15 (11.28%) Disaster Recovery
22 15 (11.28%) IBM

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (11.28%) Apache
2 9 (6.77%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.26%) GlassFish
4 6 (4.51%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.76%) Node.js
6 4 (3.01%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.26%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.50%) IIS
9 1 (0.75%) JBoss
9 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.75%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.50%) Joyent
2 2 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (32.33%) SAN
2 18 (13.53%) DNS
3 14 (10.53%) Firewall
3 14 (10.53%) LAN
4 12 (9.02%) WAN
5 10 (7.52%) LDAP
6 9 (6.77%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.02%) VPN
8 7 (5.26%) HTTP
8 7 (5.26%) SMTP
9 5 (3.76%) DHCP
9 5 (3.76%) Skype
10 4 (3.01%) NAS
10 4 (3.01%) SSH
10 4 (3.01%) VLAN
11 3 (2.26%) Internet
11 3 (2.26%) BGP
11 3 (2.26%) Network Security
12 2 (1.50%) FTP
13 1 (0.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) MySQL
2 9 (6.77%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.51%) DB2
5 5 (3.76%) Big Data
6 4 (3.01%) MaxDB
6 4 (3.01%) Informix
6 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (2.26%) OLTP
7 3 (2.26%) VLDB
8 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.50%) Redis
9 1 (0.75%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.02%) Subversion
3 3 (2.26%) JIRA
4 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.50%) Toad
General
1 41 (30.83%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Banking
3 8 (6.02%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.26%) Back Office
4 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.26%) Games
5 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (4.51%) Middleware
3 4 (3.01%) Web Services
4 2 (1.50%) XML
4 2 (1.50%) JSON
4 2 (1.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.75%) Django
5 1 (0.75%) OAuth
5 1 (0.75%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Clustering
1 11 (8.27%) LPAR
2 10 (7.52%) HACMP
3 9 (6.77%) AS400
4 7 (5.26%) PlayStation
5 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.76%) HP Superdome
6 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.01%) Celerra
7 4 (3.01%) Replication
8 3 (2.26%) Spread Betting
8 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.50%) Life Science
9 2 (1.50%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.50%) Equities
9 2 (1.50%) e-Health
9 2 (1.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) UNIX
2 115 (86.47%) Linux
3 80 (60.15%) Solaris
4 37 (27.82%) AIX
5 35 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (17.29%) Windows
7 21 (15.79%) HPUX
8 15 (11.28%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (10.53%) SUSE
9 14 (10.53%) Debian
10 9 (6.77%) Ubuntu
10 9 (6.77%) CentOS
11 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.50%) SmartOS
11 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.75%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.04%) DevOps
2 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
3 15 (11.28%) ITIL
3 15 (11.28%) Change Management
3 15 (11.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.77%) Security Management
4 13 (9.77%) E-Commerce
4 13 (9.77%) Patch Management
5 11 (8.27%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (6.77%) Software Licensing
7 8 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (6.02%) CRM
7 8 (6.02%) Business Continuity
7 8 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.51%) High Availability
10 5 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.32%) Perl
2 30 (22.56%) Python
3 26 (19.55%) Shell Script
4 20 (15.04%) Bash Shell
5 13 (9.77%) Java
6 11 (8.27%) Ruby
6 11 (8.27%) Korn
7 7 (5.26%) AWK
8 5 (3.76%) PHP
8 5 (3.76%) SQL
9 3 (2.26%) C++
10 2 (1.50%) C
10 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.75%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Degree
2 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.75%) LPIC
5 1 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (6.02%) vSphere
3 7 (5.26%) NFS
3 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.51%) Samba
5 5 (3.76%) Xen
5 5 (3.76%) KVM
6 4 (3.01%) Dovecot
7 3 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.26%) Docker
8 2 (1.50%) GPFS
8 2 (1.50%) LXC
8 2 (1.50%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.75%) XenServer
9 1 (0.75%) Squid
9 1 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 25 (18.80%) Puppet
2 23 (17.29%) Oracle ZFS
3 17 (12.78%) NetBackup
4 13 (9.77%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.02%) Nagios
7 7 (5.26%) Data Guard
7 7 (5.26%) CFEngine
7 7 (5.26%) Opsview
8 4 (3.01%) SnapMirror
8 4 (3.01%) SnapVault
8 4 (3.01%) ARCserve
8 4 (3.01%) Legato
9 3 (2.26%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.26%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.50%) Foglight
10 2 (1.50%) Graphite
11 1 (0.75%) Ansible
11 1 (0.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (45.86%) Red Hat
2 49 (36.84%) Oracle
3 41 (30.83%) VMware
4 26 (19.55%) HP
5 19 (14.29%) Sun
6 15 (11.28%) IBM
6 15 (11.28%) Brocade
7 12 (9.02%) Veritas
8 8 (6.02%) EMC
9 7 (5.26%) Sybase
9 7 (5.26%) NetApp
10 5 (3.76%) Google
11 4 (3.01%) SAP
11 4 (3.01%) Lotus
11 4 (3.01%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.26%) Juniper
12 3 (2.26%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.26%) Symantec
12 3 (2.26%) F5
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