The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Unix Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
Rank 816 846 846
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 41 100 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 34 86 91
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £32,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +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
81156 98559 103265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67379 82685 85216
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Unix Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 24 February 2017 within the UK.

Unix Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 41 £42,500 -15.00% 5
London +58 30 £47,500 -17.39% 1
South East +47 6 £34,000 -38.18% 2
City of London +28 5 £60,000 -4.00%
Canary Wharf - 4 £65,000 -
East of England +9 2 £33,750 -10.00%
North West - 2 £43,250 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £30,000 -
Kent - 2 £39,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £33,750 -
Winchester - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £33,750 -
Brighton 0 1 £33,000 +10.00% 1
East Sussex -1 1 £33,000 +10.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Oxford - 1 £35,000 -
Manchester - 1 £36,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Unix Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 94 (100.00%) Unix
2 84 (89.36%) Linux
3 42 (44.68%) Red Hat
4 34 (36.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (34.04%) Bash Shell
6 30 (31.91%) Solaris
7 29 (30.85%) Veritas
7 29 (30.85%) VMware
8 28 (29.79%) Perl
9 27 (28.72%) Puppet
10 25 (26.60%) Finance
11 24 (25.53%) Shell Script
12 22 (23.40%) Ubuntu
13 21 (22.34%) Oracle
14 20 (21.28%) Python
14 20 (21.28%) SAN
15 19 (20.21%) Docker
16 18 (19.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 17 (18.09%) Problem Management
17 17 (18.09%) Ansible
17 17 (18.09%) Telecoms
18 16 (17.02%) Configuration Management
19 15 (15.96%) AIX
19 15 (15.96%) Degree
20 14 (14.89%) Clustering
21 12 (12.77%) NetBackup
21 12 (12.77%) DNS
21 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
22 11 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
22 11 (11.70%) Windows

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.51%) Apache
2 4 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.19%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.19%) IIS
3 3 (3.19%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.13%) nginx
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Drupal
5 1 (1.06%) lighttpd
5 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.28%) SAN
2 12 (12.77%) DNS
3 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.38%) InfiniBand
5 5 (5.32%) DHCP
6 4 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (4.26%) LDAP
6 4 (4.26%) SSL
7 3 (3.19%) Firewall
7 3 (3.19%) IPsec
7 3 (3.19%) ISDN
7 3 (3.19%) VLAN
7 3 (3.19%) VPN
8 2 (2.13%) HTTP
9 1 (1.06%) BGP
9 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.06%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.06%) NAS
9 1 (1.06%) Network Security
9 1 (1.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) OLTP
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.32%) VLDB
2 4 (4.26%) MySQL
3 3 (3.19%) MarkLogic
3 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.06%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
2 1 (1.06%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (26.60%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.38%) Back Office
4 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Front Office
4 4 (4.26%) Games
4 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.19%) Electronics
5 3 (3.19%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) Law
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.19%) J2EE
2 3 (3.19%) Lucene
2 3 (3.19%) OpenJDK
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Clustering
2 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.26%) Fintech
4 4 (4.26%) Online Games
5 3 (3.19%) EFT
5 3 (3.19%) HACMP
6 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Unix
2 84 (89.36%) Linux
3 34 (36.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (31.91%) Solaris
5 22 (23.40%) Ubuntu
6 15 (15.96%) AIX
7 11 (11.70%) Windows
8 5 (5.32%) CoreOS
8 5 (5.32%) SUSE
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
9 4 (4.26%) CentOS
9 4 (4.26%) Debian
9 4 (4.26%) HPUX
10 2 (2.13%) OpenVMS
10 2 (2.13%) VMS
10 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.06%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.09%) Problem Management
2 16 (17.02%) Configuration Management
3 11 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (10.64%) High Availability
5 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.51%) Security Management
6 7 (7.45%) Capacity Management
6 7 (7.45%) ITIL
6 7 (7.45%) Performance Management
7 6 (6.38%) Asset Management
7 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.32%) Line Management
8 5 (5.32%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.32%) Use Case
9 4 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.19%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (3.19%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.04%) Bash Shell
2 28 (29.79%) Perl
3 24 (25.53%) Shell Script
4 20 (21.28%) Python
5 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.45%) C
7 5 (5.32%) Go
7 5 (5.32%) MATLAB
8 4 (4.26%) Java
8 4 (4.26%) Korn
9 3 (3.19%) Ruby
10 2 (2.13%) PHP
10 2 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Degree
2 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.21%) Docker
2 18 (19.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.38%) LXC
5 5 (5.32%) etcd
5 5 (5.32%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.19%) iptables
7 3 (3.19%) KVM
7 3 (3.19%) pfSense
8 2 (2.13%) NFS
8 2 (2.13%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.06%) Postfix
9 1 (1.06%) PowerHA
9 1 (1.06%) Samba
9 1 (1.06%) Varnish
9 1 (1.06%) vCloud
9 1 (1.06%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (28.72%) Puppet
2 17 (18.09%) Ansible
3 12 (12.77%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (7.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (5.32%) Consul
5 5 (5.32%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
5 5 (5.32%) Nagios
5 5 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
6 4 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.13%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.06%) Cacti
8 1 (1.06%) Control-M
8 1 (1.06%) Kibana
8 1 (1.06%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) Red Hat
2 29 (30.85%) Veritas
2 29 (30.85%) VMware
3 21 (22.34%) Oracle
4 10 (10.64%) Sun
5 8 (8.51%) EMC
5 8 (8.51%) HP
5 8 (8.51%) IBM
6 7 (7.45%) Infoblox
7 5 (5.32%) ANSYS
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco
8 3 (3.19%) SAP
8 3 (3.19%) Sybase
8 3 (3.19%) Symantec
9 2 (2.13%) BMC
9 2 (2.13%) Brocade
9 2 (2.13%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.13%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
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