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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 775 659 732
Rank change year-on-year
-116 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 122 210 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 101 177 144
Average salary £44,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £66,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%

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
107743 99984 109245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.34% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 87440 83008 92915
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -103 113 £44,000 -12.00% 16
London -59 36 £62,500 +8.69% 8
South East -17 21 £52,500 +31.25% 1
West Midlands -30 21 £44,000 -12.00%
Warwickshire - 21 £44,000 -
Warwick - 20 £44,000 -
West Yorkshire -21 17 £32,000 -24.70% 2
Yorkshire -31 17 £32,000 -24.70% 2
Leeds -19 15 £32,000 -24.70% 2
East of England -32 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Surrey -15 10 £62,500 +66.66%
Cambridgeshire -16 9 £47,500 -9.52%
Cambridge -28 8 £47,500 -15.55%
Oxfordshire +11 5 £52,500 -4.54%
City of London 0 5 £67,500 +17.39% 2
South Wales - 4 £27,500 -
Cardiff - 4 £27,500 -
Wales - 4 £27,500 -
Berkshire -3 3 £52,500 +21.03%
Scotland -10 3 £38,250 -12.57% 5
Hampshire -18 3 £42,500 +11.11% 1
South West -21 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North West -21 3 £33,750 -21.51% 3
Kent - 3 £62,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Chester - 2 £32,500 - 1
Bradford - 2 £42,500 -
Bristol - 2 £37,500 - 1
Camberley - 2 £66,250 -
Reading - 2 £52,500 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 213 (100.00%) UNIX
2 186 (87.32%) Linux
3 113 (53.05%) Solaris
4 103 (48.36%) Red Hat
5 74 (34.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 70 (32.86%) AIX
7 69 (32.39%) Perl
7 69 (32.39%) Shell Script
8 55 (25.82%) Finance
9 52 (24.41%) SAN
9 52 (24.41%) Apache
10 50 (23.47%) TCP/IP
10 50 (23.47%) IBM
11 43 (20.19%) Oracle
12 42 (19.72%) DNS
12 42 (19.72%) HP
13 40 (18.78%) Python
14 35 (16.43%) Clustering
15 34 (15.96%) Sun
16 33 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (15.49%) NetBackup
17 32 (15.02%) VMware
18 30 (14.08%) Banking
19 28 (13.15%) Veritas
20 27 (12.68%) SUSE
20 27 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (12.21%) EMC
21 26 (12.21%) HPUX
22 25 (11.74%) NetApp
22 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 52 (24.41%) Apache
2 14 (6.57%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 10 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.82%) nginx
6 5 (2.35%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.88%) Mule
8 3 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) Jetty
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.94%) IIS
9 2 (0.94%) CMS
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
10 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.35%) SaaS
2 3 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.41%) SAN
2 50 (23.47%) TCP/IP
3 42 (19.72%) DNS
4 23 (10.80%) Firewall
5 14 (6.57%) FTP
6 13 (6.10%) NAS
7 11 (5.16%) LDAP
8 10 (4.69%) DHCP
8 10 (4.69%) iSCSI
9 7 (3.29%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.29%) tcpdump
9 7 (3.29%) HTTP
10 6 (2.82%) VPN
10 6 (2.82%) LAN
10 6 (2.82%) WAN
10 6 (2.82%) SSL
10 6 (2.82%) VLAN
11 5 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.35%) SSH
12 4 (1.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.98%) MySQL
2 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) Ingres
5 1 (0.47%) OLTP
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) VLDB
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Redis
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Subversion
1 4 (1.88%) Ant
2 3 (1.41%) Toad
3 2 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 55 (25.82%) Finance
2 30 (14.08%) Banking
3 9 (4.23%) Legal
4 8 (3.76%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.35%) Welsh Language
7 3 (1.41%) Advertising
7 3 (1.41%) Marketing
7 3 (1.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.82%) Web Services
1 6 (2.82%) XML
2 5 (2.35%) LAMP
3 4 (1.88%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.88%) Spring
4 3 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.41%) J2EE
5 2 (0.94%) HTML
5 2 (0.94%) Django
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.43%) Clustering
2 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.57%) LPAR
4 9 (4.23%) HP StorageWorks
4 9 (4.23%) Hedge funds
4 9 (4.23%) HACMP
4 9 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.82%) Open Source
6 5 (2.35%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.88%) VAX
7 4 (1.88%) Replication
7 4 (1.88%) iSeries
7 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.41%) CMDB
9 2 (0.94%) Physics
9 2 (0.94%) AS400
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 213 (100.00%) UNIX
2 186 (87.32%) Linux
3 113 (53.05%) Solaris
4 74 (34.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (32.86%) AIX
6 27 (12.68%) SUSE
7 26 (12.21%) HPUX
8 24 (11.27%) Windows
9 22 (10.33%) CentOS
10 19 (8.92%) Debian
11 18 (8.45%) Ubuntu
12 13 (6.10%) VMS
13 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
15 5 (2.35%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.94%) OpenBSD
16 2 (0.94%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.47%) OpenVMS
17 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (9.86%) E-Commerce
3 19 (8.92%) DevOps
4 18 (8.45%) Load Balancing
5 16 (7.51%) ITIL
6 15 (7.04%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.04%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (6.57%) Business Continuity
7 14 (6.57%) Problem Management
8 13 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (4.69%) Capacity Management
10 9 (4.23%) Project Management
11 8 (3.76%) Change Management
11 8 (3.76%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (3.29%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.82%) Validation
14 5 (2.35%) Migration
14 5 (2.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.39%) Perl
1 69 (32.39%) Shell Script
2 40 (18.78%) Python
3 24 (11.27%) Bourne shell
4 21 (9.86%) Bash Shell
5 20 (9.39%) Java
6 10 (4.69%) Korn
7 7 (3.29%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.82%) PHP
8 6 (2.82%) AWK
8 6 (2.82%) C
9 3 (1.41%) SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (3.29%) Degree
2 3 (1.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.94%) MCSE
4 1 (0.47%) CCNP
4 1 (0.47%) CCNA
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.33%) NFS
3 18 (8.45%) PowerHA
4 13 (6.10%) VMware ESX
5 12 (5.63%) Samba
6 11 (5.16%) Active Directory
6 11 (5.16%) Firmware
6 11 (5.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (5.16%) vSphere
7 9 (4.23%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.29%) KVM
9 6 (2.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.82%) Veritas File System
10 5 (2.35%) Nmap
11 2 (0.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.94%) Ceph
12 1 (0.47%) RHEV
12 1 (0.47%) Squid
12 1 (0.47%) Xen
12 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (15.49%) NetBackup
2 22 (10.33%) Puppet
3 11 (5.16%) Nagios
4 9 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.35%) Legato
5 5 (2.35%) Nessus
6 4 (1.88%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.41%) Foglight
7 3 (1.41%) Control-M
7 3 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (1.41%) YUM
8 2 (0.94%) Ansible
8 2 (0.94%) Salt
8 2 (0.94%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.94%) SCOM
8 2 (0.94%) OpenView
8 2 (0.94%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 103 (48.36%) Red Hat
2 50 (23.47%) IBM
3 43 (20.19%) Oracle
4 42 (19.72%) HP
5 34 (15.96%) Sun
6 32 (15.02%) VMware
7 28 (13.15%) Veritas
8 26 (12.21%) EMC
9 25 (11.74%) NetApp
10 14 (6.57%) Symantec
11 12 (5.63%) Reuters
12 11 (5.16%) Cisco
13 8 (3.76%) Brocade
14 7 (3.29%) Microsoft
15 6 (2.82%) Sybase
16 5 (2.35%) JBoss
16 5 (2.35%) Bloomberg
16 5 (2.35%) CQG
17 4 (1.88%) webMethods
17 4 (1.88%) Murex
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 19 hours ago
Inverclyde
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Salary: From £37,478 to £47,905 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
HSBC
Posted: Yesterday
Renfrewshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sure Recruitment
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London (SW17)
Guru Careers
Salary: £45 - 55k (DOE) + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: £Competitive plus cash and benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago