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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 810 842 775
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 82 104 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.093% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 71 75 95
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £72,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +28 81 £42,500 - 9
London +25 27 £50,000 -16.66% 3
South East +19 21 £47,500 +10.46% 3
East of England +14 16 £40,000 +2.56% 2
City of London +49 12 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 9 £43,750 +10.75% 1
Cambridge +13 9 £43,750 +10.75% 1
Yorkshire -2 9 £32,700 -23.05% 1
West Yorkshire +4 8 £32,100 -24.47% 1
East Sussex - 8 £40,000 -
Leeds +15 7 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Berkshire +3 7 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Reading - 7 £47,500 - 1
Brighton - 6 £40,000 -
Bristol -1 5 £42,500 -
South West -10 5 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £40,000 -
Surrey +14 4 £42,750 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £40,000 -
Hove - 2 £65,000 -
Crawley - 2 - -
Staines - 2 £37,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £34,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £34,500 -
North Yorkshire +13 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Harrogate +1 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Suffolk -1 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £39,000 -2.50%
Ipswich -13 1 - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 175 (100.00%) UNIX
2 147 (84.00%) Linux
3 91 (52.00%) Red Hat
4 90 (51.43%) Solaris
5 64 (36.57%) Oracle
5 64 (36.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (34.86%) Perl
7 60 (34.29%) VMware
8 55 (31.43%) SAN
9 51 (29.14%) TCP/IP
10 48 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 45 (25.71%) DNS
12 44 (25.14%) Finance
13 43 (24.57%) AIX
13 43 (24.57%) Python
13 43 (24.57%) Puppet
14 40 (22.86%) HP
14 40 (22.86%) Shell Script
15 32 (18.29%) MySQL
16 31 (17.71%) Veritas
16 31 (17.71%) Bash Shell
17 28 (16.00%) Debian
17 28 (16.00%) HPUX
17 28 (16.00%) IBM
18 26 (14.86%) Sun
18 26 (14.86%) DevOps
19 25 (14.29%) SUSE
20 24 (13.71%) EMC
21 22 (12.57%) Apache
22 21 (12.00%) LDAP

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (12.57%) Apache
2 15 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.71%) IIS
4 7 (4.00%) GlassFish
5 6 (3.43%) JBoss
6 4 (2.29%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.29%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.71%) Moodle
7 3 (1.71%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.14%) Jetty
8 2 (1.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.71%) SaaS
4 2 (1.14%) PaaS
4 2 (1.14%) IaaS
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (31.43%) SAN
2 51 (29.14%) TCP/IP
3 45 (25.71%) DNS
4 21 (12.00%) LDAP
5 20 (11.43%) Firewall
6 16 (9.14%) NAS
7 14 (8.00%) DHCP
8 13 (7.43%) SMTP
9 12 (6.86%) SSH
10 11 (6.29%) HTTP
11 10 (5.71%) BGP
11 10 (5.71%) Network Security
12 9 (5.14%) FTP
13 6 (3.43%) LAN
13 6 (3.43%) WAN
13 6 (3.43%) VPN
13 6 (3.43%) iSCSI
13 6 (3.43%) InfiniBand
14 4 (2.29%) Internet
15 3 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.29%) MySQL
2 11 (6.29%) DB2
2 11 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.29%) Informix
5 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.29%) MaxDB
6 3 (1.71%) InfluxDB
6 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.57%) Ingres
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.71%) Subversion
3 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.14%) Toad
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (25.14%) Finance
2 20 (11.43%) Banking
3 10 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Back Office
5 4 (2.29%) French Language
5 4 (2.29%) German Language
5 4 (2.29%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.29%) Games
6 3 (1.71%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Local Government
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.43%) LAMP
2 4 (2.29%) Web Services
3 3 (1.71%) OAuth
3 3 (1.71%) FastCGI
4 2 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.86%) Clustering
3 11 (6.29%) Celerra
4 8 (4.57%) LPAR
5 7 (4.00%) HACMP
5 7 (4.00%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.29%) AS400
6 4 (2.29%) Replication
6 4 (2.29%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.71%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.71%) Equities
7 3 (1.71%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.71%) CMDB
7 3 (1.71%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.71%) HP Superdome
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.14%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 175 (100.00%) UNIX
2 147 (84.00%) Linux
3 90 (51.43%) Solaris
4 64 (36.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (24.57%) AIX
6 28 (16.00%) HPUX
6 28 (16.00%) Debian
7 25 (14.29%) SUSE
8 21 (12.00%) Windows
9 14 (8.00%) Ubuntu
9 14 (8.00%) CentOS
10 5 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.71%) VMS
12 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.86%) DevOps
2 19 (10.86%) Capacity Planning
3 18 (10.29%) ITIL
4 14 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.43%) Problem Management
6 12 (6.86%) Patch Management
7 11 (6.29%) Time Management
8 10 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.57%) Performance Management
9 8 (4.57%) Software Deployment
9 8 (4.57%) Kernel Tuning
10 7 (4.00%) Low Latency
10 7 (4.00%) Change Management
10 7 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.00%) CRM
10 7 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.00%) Data Management
11 6 (3.43%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.43%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.86%) Perl
2 43 (24.57%) Python
3 40 (22.86%) Shell Script
4 31 (17.71%) Bash Shell
5 16 (9.14%) Ruby
6 15 (8.57%) PHP
6 15 (8.57%) Java
7 13 (7.43%) Korn
8 11 (6.29%) Bourne shell
8 11 (6.29%) SQL
9 3 (1.71%) C-shell
10 2 (1.14%) AWK
10 2 (1.14%) C
10 2 (1.14%) C++
11 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (6.29%) Degree
2 10 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.43%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.29%) RHCE
6 2 (1.14%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) SCSA
7 1 (0.57%) LPIC
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (12.00%) NFS
2 21 (12.00%) vSphere
3 11 (6.29%) KVM
4 10 (5.71%) Xen
5 9 (5.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (4.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (2.86%) Samba
8 4 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.71%) Squid
9 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.14%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.14%) XenApp
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.14%) iptables
11 1 (0.57%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (24.57%) Puppet
2 20 (11.43%) NetBackup
3 15 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.00%) Nagios
5 12 (6.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 11 (6.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (5.14%) yum
7 9 (5.14%) Salt
8 6 (3.43%) Opsview
8 6 (3.43%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (3.43%) Legato
9 4 (2.29%) ARCserve
9 4 (2.29%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.29%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.71%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.14%) Nessus
11 2 (1.14%) Nmap
11 2 (1.14%) OpenView
11 2 (1.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 91 (52.00%) Red Hat
2 64 (36.57%) Oracle
3 60 (34.29%) VMware
4 40 (22.86%) HP
5 31 (17.71%) Veritas
6 28 (16.00%) IBM
7 26 (14.86%) Sun
8 24 (13.71%) EMC
9 18 (10.29%) Cisco
10 16 (9.14%) Sybase
10 16 (9.14%) NetApp
11 15 (8.57%) Symantec
12 6 (3.43%) Intel
13 5 (2.86%) Brocade
14 4 (2.29%) Hitachi
14 4 (2.29%) Lotus
14 4 (2.29%) SAP
15 3 (1.71%) Juniper
15 3 (1.71%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.71%) F5
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