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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 794 826 746
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 109 114 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.100% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 100 80 100
Average salary £42,500 £43,375 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.01% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £30,350 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +35 106 £42,500 -5.55% 10
London +11 33 £50,000 -25.92% 3
South East +4 32 £42,500 -4.49% 1
Yorkshire +14 17 £33,500 +4.68%
West Yorkshire +10 16 £33,500 +11.66%
East Sussex 0 15 £40,000 -
Brighton +1 13 £40,000 -
Berkshire +12 12 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Leeds +6 12 £32,700 +9.00%
City of London +28 11 £48,750 -9.72% 1
East of England +17 10 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Reading - 10 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge +14 8 £32,435 -18.91% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 8 £32,435 -18.91% 2
South West - 6 £42,500 - 1
Bristol - 6 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands -16 5 £40,000 -
Surrey +4 4 £47,500 -
Huddersfield - 4 £34,000 -
East Midlands +14 3 £34,000 +0.74%
Northamptonshire +2 3 £34,000 +23.63%
Shropshire - 3 £42,000 -
Birmingham -3 2 £40,000 -
Hove - 2 £65,000 -
Telford - 2 £42,000 -
Bedfordshire +24 1 £37,500 -20.21%
North Yorkshire +23 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Scotland +12 1 - - 2
Harrogate +4 1 £35,000 -17.64%
West Lothian 0 1 - - 1

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 202 (100.00%) UNIX
2 161 (79.70%) Linux
3 110 (54.46%) Solaris
4 99 (49.01%) Red Hat
5 83 (41.09%) Oracle
6 76 (37.62%) Perl
7 70 (34.65%) SAN
7 70 (34.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (33.17%) VMware
9 64 (31.68%) TCP/IP
10 57 (28.22%) DNS
10 57 (28.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (24.26%) Python
11 49 (24.26%) Shell Script
12 48 (23.76%) Puppet
13 45 (22.28%) AIX
14 43 (21.29%) HP
14 43 (21.29%) Veritas
14 43 (21.29%) Finance
15 35 (17.33%) Sun
16 34 (16.83%) MySQL
16 34 (16.83%) Bash Shell
17 32 (15.84%) Debian
18 31 (15.35%) SUSE
19 29 (14.36%) EMC
19 29 (14.36%) IBM
20 28 (13.86%) Banking
20 28 (13.86%) NetBackup
21 27 (13.37%) NFS
21 27 (13.37%) Apache

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (13.37%) Apache
2 20 (9.90%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.45%) IIS
4 7 (3.47%) JBoss
5 6 (2.97%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.98%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.98%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.98%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.98%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.49%) Moodle
7 3 (1.49%) Jetty
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.50%) Lync
8 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) MS Office
1 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.98%) SaaS
4 3 (1.49%) PaaS
4 3 (1.49%) IaaS
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 70 (34.65%) SAN
2 64 (31.68%) TCP/IP
3 57 (28.22%) DNS
4 24 (11.88%) Firewall
4 24 (11.88%) LDAP
5 22 (10.89%) DHCP
6 19 (9.41%) NAS
7 17 (8.42%) SSH
8 14 (6.93%) FTP
9 13 (6.44%) SMTP
10 12 (5.94%) HTTP
11 11 (5.45%) BGP
12 10 (4.95%) Network Security
13 7 (3.47%) InfiniBand
13 7 (3.47%) Internet
14 6 (2.97%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.98%) VLAN
15 4 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
15 4 (1.98%) LAN
15 4 (1.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.83%) MySQL
2 12 (5.94%) DB2
2 12 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.97%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.98%) Informix
4 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.98%) MaxDB
5 3 (1.49%) InfluxDB
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.49%) Ingres
6 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.46%) Subversion
3 2 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.99%) Toad
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (21.29%) Finance
2 28 (13.86%) Banking
3 14 (6.93%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.48%) French Language
4 5 (2.48%) Back Office
5 4 (1.98%) Advertising
5 4 (1.98%) Games
5 4 (1.98%) German Language
5 4 (1.98%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.98%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.49%) Retail
7 2 (0.99%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.97%) LAMP
2 4 (1.98%) FastCGI
2 4 (1.98%) J2EE
3 3 (1.49%) Middleware
3 3 (1.49%) OAuth
3 3 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.99%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.45%) Celerra
3 9 (4.46%) Clustering
4 7 (3.47%) LPAR
4 7 (3.47%) CLARiiON
5 6 (2.97%) CMDB
6 5 (2.48%) HACMP
7 4 (1.98%) Replication
7 4 (1.98%) PlayStation
8 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.49%) Equities
8 3 (1.49%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.99%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.99%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (0.99%) PKI
9 2 (0.99%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.99%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 202 (100.00%) UNIX
2 161 (79.70%) Linux
3 110 (54.46%) Solaris
4 70 (34.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (22.28%) AIX
6 32 (15.84%) Debian
7 31 (15.35%) SUSE
8 24 (11.88%) HPUX
8 24 (11.88%) Windows
9 18 (8.91%) CentOS
10 15 (7.43%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.49%) VMS
12 3 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.87%) ITIL
2 24 (11.88%) DevOps
3 19 (9.41%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (7.43%) Load Balancing
5 12 (5.94%) Problem Management
5 12 (5.94%) Time Management
5 12 (5.94%) Software Deployment
6 9 (4.46%) Kernel Tuning
7 8 (3.96%) Low Latency
7 8 (3.96%) Performance Management
8 7 (3.47%) Integration Testing
8 7 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.47%) Project Management
9 6 (2.97%) Change Management
9 6 (2.97%) Data Management
9 6 (2.97%) CRM
9 6 (2.97%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.97%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (2.48%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.48%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (37.62%) Perl
2 49 (24.26%) Python
2 49 (24.26%) Shell Script
3 34 (16.83%) Bash Shell
4 20 (9.90%) PHP
5 18 (8.91%) SQL
6 17 (8.42%) Java
6 17 (8.42%) Ruby
7 12 (5.94%) Korn
8 11 (5.45%) Bourne shell
9 5 (2.48%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.49%) C-shell
10 3 (1.49%) C
11 2 (0.99%) C++
11 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.99%) AWK
Qualifications
1 13 (6.44%) Degree
2 10 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (2.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (2.97%) RHCSA
5 5 (2.48%) RHCE
6 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.99%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) MCSE
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.50%) SCSA
8 1 (0.50%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (28.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (13.37%) NFS
3 24 (11.88%) vSphere
4 15 (7.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (5.45%) KVM
5 11 (5.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 10 (4.95%) Xen
7 8 (3.96%) Active Directory
7 8 (3.96%) Samba
8 6 (2.97%) Veritas File System
9 5 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.49%) iptables
11 2 (0.99%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.99%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.99%) XenApp
11 2 (0.99%) Squid
11 2 (0.99%) Firmware
11 2 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 48 (23.76%) Puppet
2 28 (13.86%) NetBackup
3 15 (7.43%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.93%) Nagios
5 12 (5.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 10 (4.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (4.95%) Legato
6 10 (4.95%) yum
7 9 (4.46%) Salt
8 6 (2.97%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (2.48%) Opsview
10 4 (1.98%) CFEngine
10 4 (1.98%) ARCserve
10 4 (1.98%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.49%) Nessus
11 3 (1.49%) Nmap
11 3 (1.49%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.99%) OpenView
12 2 (0.99%) Control-M
Vendors
1 99 (49.01%) Red Hat
2 83 (41.09%) Oracle
3 67 (33.17%) VMware
4 43 (21.29%) HP
4 43 (21.29%) Veritas
5 35 (17.33%) Sun
6 29 (14.36%) IBM
6 29 (14.36%) EMC
7 22 (10.89%) NetApp
7 22 (10.89%) Cisco
8 15 (7.43%) Sybase
9 14 (6.93%) Symantec
10 7 (3.47%) Intel
11 6 (2.97%) Brocade
12 4 (1.98%) F5
12 4 (1.98%) Lotus
12 4 (1.98%) SAP
13 3 (1.49%) Microsoft
13 3 (1.49%) Hitachi
13 3 (1.49%) Splunk
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