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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 787 660 703
Rank change year-on-year
-127 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 117 212 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 87 179 168
Average salary £44,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.36% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.92% +6.87%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -116 107 £45,000 -7.69% 12
London -47 33 £60,000 +4.34% 5
South East -49 19 £52,500 +31.25% 2
East of England -15 16 £44,000 -12.00% 1
West Midlands -23 16 £44,000 -12.00%
Warwick - 15 £44,000 -
Warwickshire - 15 £44,000 -
Cambridgeshire -20 14 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Cambridge -17 13 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Yorkshire -27 13 £42,500 - 2
West Yorkshire -28 11 £42,500 - 2
Surrey 0 8 £62,500 +66.66%
Leeds -22 8 £39,750 -6.47% 2
South West -20 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wales - 5 £27,500 -
South Wales - 5 £27,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £27,500 -
City of London -12 4 £68,750 +14.58% 2
Bristol - 4 £37,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +13 3 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Berkshire -9 3 £52,500 +22.09% 1
North West -22 3 £33,750 -21.51% 1
Dorset - 3 £70,000 -
Camberley - 3 £62,500 -
Bournemouth - 3 £70,000 -
Chester -2 2 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Cheshire -17 2 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Scotland -18 2 - - 1

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 221 (100.00%) UNIX
2 191 (86.43%) Linux
3 118 (53.39%) Solaris
4 108 (48.87%) Red Hat
5 76 (34.39%) Perl
6 73 (33.03%) AIX
7 71 (32.13%) Shell Script
7 71 (32.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (26.70%) Finance
9 57 (25.79%) SAN
10 50 (22.62%) Oracle
11 47 (21.27%) Apache
12 46 (20.81%) IBM
13 45 (20.36%) TCP/IP
13 45 (20.36%) Python
14 41 (18.55%) DNS
15 37 (16.74%) HP
16 36 (16.29%) EMC
16 36 (16.29%) Veritas
16 36 (16.29%) Clustering
17 35 (15.84%) Sun
18 32 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 32 (14.48%) VMware
19 29 (13.12%) NetBackup
19 29 (13.12%) Banking
19 29 (13.12%) Bourne shell
20 28 (12.67%) CentOS
21 27 (12.22%) NetApp
22 26 (11.76%) Windows
22 26 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (21.27%) Apache
2 16 (7.24%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.98%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.62%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.81%) nginx
6 4 (1.81%) Mule
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) Jetty
8 2 (0.90%) CMS
8 2 (0.90%) IIS
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.26%) SaaS
3 4 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (25.79%) SAN
2 45 (20.36%) TCP/IP
3 41 (18.55%) DNS
4 24 (10.86%) Firewall
5 17 (7.69%) NAS
6 13 (5.88%) DHCP
7 11 (4.98%) HTTP
7 11 (4.98%) SSL
7 11 (4.98%) iSCSI
8 10 (4.52%) FTP
9 9 (4.07%) SMTP
9 9 (4.07%) VPN
10 8 (3.62%) Wireshark
10 8 (3.62%) Internet
11 7 (3.17%) tcpdump
12 6 (2.71%) VLAN
12 6 (2.71%) SSH
12 6 (2.71%) LDAP
13 5 (2.26%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.33%) MySQL
2 6 (2.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.36%) Ingres
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.45%) OLTP
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.45%) VLDB
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Redis
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Subversion
1 4 (1.81%) Ant
2 3 (1.36%) Toad
3 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 59 (26.70%) Finance
2 29 (13.12%) Banking
3 7 (3.17%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.17%) Legal
3 7 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.26%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.36%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.98%) Web Services
2 6 (2.71%) XML
3 4 (1.81%) Spring
3 4 (1.81%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.36%) J2EE
4 3 (1.36%) LAMP
5 2 (0.90%) Django
5 2 (0.90%) HTML
6 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.29%) Clustering
2 15 (6.79%) LPAR
3 10 (4.52%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (4.52%) Firmware
4 9 (4.07%) Replication
5 8 (3.62%) HP StorageWorks
5 8 (3.62%) HACMP
6 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.71%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.71%) Open Source
8 5 (2.26%) CLARiiON
8 5 (2.26%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.36%) VAX
9 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.90%) CMDB
10 2 (0.90%) Physics
10 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.90%) DTV
11 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 221 (100.00%) UNIX
2 191 (86.43%) Linux
3 118 (53.39%) Solaris
4 73 (33.03%) AIX
5 71 (32.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (12.67%) CentOS
7 26 (11.76%) Windows
8 23 (10.41%) HPUX
9 21 (9.50%) SUSE
10 20 (9.05%) Debian
11 16 (7.24%) Ubuntu
12 14 (6.33%) VMS
13 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
15 4 (1.81%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.90%) OpenBSD
16 2 (0.90%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.45%) OpenVMS
17 1 (0.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 24 (10.86%) E-Commerce
4 19 (8.60%) ITIL
5 18 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (8.14%) DevOps
6 17 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 16 (7.24%) Capacity Management
8 14 (6.33%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (5.43%) Change Management
11 11 (4.98%) Business Continuity
11 11 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (4.07%) Release Management
12 9 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
14 6 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (2.71%) Server Monitoring
14 6 (2.71%) Validation
15 5 (2.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (34.39%) Perl
2 71 (32.13%) Shell Script
3 45 (20.36%) Python
4 29 (13.12%) Bourne shell
5 22 (9.95%) Java
5 22 (9.95%) Bash Shell
6 13 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.62%) Korn
8 5 (2.26%) C
8 5 (2.26%) AWK
9 4 (1.81%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) SQL
11 1 (0.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (2.26%) MCSE
1 5 (2.26%) Degree
2 4 (1.81%) CCNP
2 4 (1.81%) CCNA
2 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.95%) NFS
3 20 (9.05%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.14%) Active Directory
5 16 (7.24%) vSphere
6 14 (6.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (5.88%) PowerHA
8 11 (4.98%) Samba
8 11 (4.98%) KVM
9 9 (4.07%) VMware ESX
9 9 (4.07%) Veritas File System
10 5 (2.26%) Nmap
10 5 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.45%) Squid
13 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (13.12%) NetBackup
2 24 (10.86%) Puppet
3 17 (7.69%) Nagios
4 8 (3.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 8 (3.62%) EMC Navisphere
5 7 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.71%) YUM
7 5 (2.26%) Nessus
8 4 (1.81%) Salt
8 4 (1.81%) Legato
8 4 (1.81%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.36%) Foglight
9 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.36%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.90%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.90%) SCOM
10 2 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.45%) Control-M
11 1 (0.45%) Munin
Vendors
1 108 (48.87%) Red Hat
2 50 (22.62%) Oracle
3 46 (20.81%) IBM
4 37 (16.74%) HP
5 36 (16.29%) EMC
5 36 (16.29%) Veritas
6 35 (15.84%) Sun
7 32 (14.48%) VMware
8 27 (12.22%) NetApp
9 18 (8.14%) Symantec
10 14 (6.33%) Brocade
10 14 (6.33%) Cisco
11 8 (3.62%) Reuters
12 7 (3.17%) Microsoft
13 5 (2.26%) Sybase
13 5 (2.26%) JBoss
14 4 (1.81%) SaltStack
14 4 (1.81%) Compaq
14 4 (1.81%) Murex
14 4 (1.81%) StorageTek
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