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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 776 750 709
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 94 140 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 82 113 143
Average salary £42,500 £47,750 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.99% +8.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,887 £35,050 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £80,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 89 £42,500 -15.00% 15
South East -22 29 £47,500 +5.55% 2
London -26 22 £75,000 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire +12 19 £34,500 +15.00% 3
West Yorkshire +4 16 £33,500 +11.66% 3
Berkshire +6 12 £48,750 +8.33%
Surrey +5 10 £60,000 -
Reading - 9 £50,000 -
Leeds +1 8 £42,500 +46.55% 3
Brighton -9 7 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex -16 7 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -48 7 £41,625 -16.75%
Huddersfield - 7 £30,000 -
Cambridge +10 5 £32,435 -27.92% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 5 £32,435 -27.92% 1
East of England -8 5 £32,435 -23.68% 2
Birmingham -43 5 £40,000 -20.00%
City of London +1 4 £48,750 -2.50% 2
East Midlands +29 3 £34,000 +0.74%
Scotland +10 3 £32,500 -2.98%
Northamptonshire +3 3 £34,000 +23.63%
South West -21 3 £37,500 -1.31% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Bristol - 3 £37,500 - 1
West Lothian -2 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Harrogate - 2 £35,000 -
Slough - 2 £39,500 -
Wales -17 1 £24,000 -12.72%
South Wales -22 1 £24,000 -12.72%

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 209 (100.00%) UNIX
2 170 (81.34%) Linux
3 114 (54.55%) Solaris
4 96 (45.93%) Red Hat
5 81 (38.76%) Oracle
6 79 (37.80%) Perl
6 79 (37.80%) SAN
7 73 (34.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 69 (33.01%) TCP/IP
9 63 (30.14%) DNS
10 59 (28.23%) VMware
11 55 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 55 (26.32%) Shell Script
12 52 (24.88%) AIX
13 43 (20.57%) Veritas
14 42 (20.10%) HP
15 40 (19.14%) Sun
15 40 (19.14%) IBM
15 40 (19.14%) Puppet
16 39 (18.66%) Python
17 37 (17.70%) NetBackup
18 36 (17.22%) SUSE
18 36 (17.22%) Finance
19 33 (15.79%) ITIL
20 32 (15.31%) NFS
20 32 (15.31%) Debian
20 32 (15.31%) Bash Shell
21 31 (14.83%) Banking
22 30 (14.35%) EMC
22 30 (14.35%) Apache

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 30 (14.35%) Apache
2 17 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.31%) IIS
4 5 (2.39%) JBoss
5 3 (1.44%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.44%) Jetty
5 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.48%) nginx
7 1 (0.48%) Moodle
7 1 (0.48%) Lync
7 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) MS Office
1 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.39%) SaaS
3 4 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.96%) PaaS
5 2 (0.96%) IaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (37.80%) SAN
2 69 (33.01%) TCP/IP
3 63 (30.14%) DNS
4 23 (11.00%) NAS
4 23 (11.00%) Firewall
4 23 (11.00%) DHCP
5 22 (10.53%) LDAP
6 20 (9.57%) FTP
6 20 (9.57%) SSH
7 10 (4.78%) BGP
8 9 (4.31%) Internet
8 9 (4.31%) HTTP
9 8 (3.83%) SMTP
10 7 (3.35%) InfiniBand
11 6 (2.87%) Network Security
12 5 (2.39%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.39%) WAN
13 4 (1.91%) LAN
14 3 (1.44%) tcpdump
14 3 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.40%) MySQL
2 12 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.83%) DB2
4 5 (2.39%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.44%) Ingres
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.96%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.96%) Big Data
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.96%) Toad
3 2 (0.96%) Subversion
3 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (17.22%) Finance
2 31 (14.83%) Banking
3 15 (7.18%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.87%) French Language
5 5 (2.39%) Retail
6 3 (1.44%) German Language
6 3 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.44%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.44%) Advertising
6 3 (1.44%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.87%) LAMP
2 5 (2.39%) Middleware
3 4 (1.91%) J2EE
3 4 (1.91%) Web Services
4 3 (1.44%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.48%) OAuth
6 1 (0.48%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Clustering
2 15 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.35%) Celerra
3 7 (3.35%) CLARiiON
3 7 (3.35%) LPAR
4 6 (2.87%) HACMP
5 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.39%) CMDB
6 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.44%) iSeries
7 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.44%) AS400
8 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.48%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.48%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.48%) Open Source
9 1 (0.48%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.48%) BBC
9 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 209 (100.00%) UNIX
2 170 (81.34%) Linux
3 114 (54.55%) Solaris
4 73 (34.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (24.88%) AIX
6 36 (17.22%) SUSE
7 32 (15.31%) Debian
8 21 (10.05%) CentOS
9 20 (9.57%) Windows
10 18 (8.61%) HPUX
11 15 (7.18%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.87%) VMS
13 4 (1.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.79%) ITIL
2 19 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (6.22%) Load Balancing
3 13 (6.22%) Project Management
3 13 (6.22%) Software Deployment
4 12 (5.74%) DevOps
4 12 (5.74%) Problem Management
5 10 (4.78%) Time Management
6 9 (4.31%) Service Management
6 9 (4.31%) Kernel Tuning
7 8 (3.83%) Low Latency
8 7 (3.35%) Change Management
8 7 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.35%) Performance Management
8 7 (3.35%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.87%) Integration Testing
9 6 (2.87%) Data Management
9 6 (2.87%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (2.39%) Migration
11 4 (1.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.80%) Perl
2 55 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 39 (18.66%) Python
4 32 (15.31%) Bash Shell
5 19 (9.09%) PHP
6 16 (7.66%) SQL
7 11 (5.26%) Java
7 11 (5.26%) Ruby
8 10 (4.78%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.78%) Bourne shell
9 5 (2.39%) Korn
9 5 (2.39%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.96%) C
10 2 (0.96%) C-shell
11 1 (0.48%) AWK
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.26%) Degree
1 11 (5.26%) VCP4
2 8 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.87%) RHCSA
3 6 (2.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.96%) RHCE
5 2 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.48%) SCSA
6 1 (0.48%) MCSE
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (15.31%) NFS
3 21 (10.05%) vSphere
4 18 (8.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 17 (8.13%) Samba
6 14 (6.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (3.83%) PowerHA
8 7 (3.35%) KVM
8 7 (3.35%) Veritas File System
9 6 (2.87%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (2.87%) Xen
10 5 (2.39%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
10 5 (2.39%) Firmware
11 4 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.44%) Nmap
13 2 (0.96%) Squid
13 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.48%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (19.14%) Puppet
2 37 (17.70%) NetBackup
3 12 (5.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 12 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.78%) yum
5 8 (3.83%) Nagios
5 8 (3.83%) Salt
6 7 (3.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (3.35%) Legato
7 3 (1.44%) OpenView
7 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.44%) Nessus
7 3 (1.44%) Control-M
8 2 (0.96%) Foglight
8 2 (0.96%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.96%) Ansible
9 1 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (45.93%) Red Hat
2 81 (38.76%) Oracle
3 59 (28.23%) VMware
4 43 (20.57%) Veritas
5 42 (20.10%) HP
6 40 (19.14%) Sun
6 40 (19.14%) IBM
7 30 (14.35%) EMC
8 25 (11.96%) NetApp
9 22 (10.53%) Cisco
10 14 (6.70%) Symantec
11 10 (4.78%) Sybase
12 7 (3.35%) Intel
13 5 (2.39%) Brocade
13 5 (2.39%) F5
14 4 (1.91%) Facebook
14 4 (1.91%) Bloomberg
15 3 (1.44%) Reuters
15 3 (1.44%) Microsoft
15 3 (1.44%) Dell
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus = pension + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cancer Research UK
Salary: Circa £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago