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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 833 836 771
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 115 106 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.099% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 96 87 151
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Unix Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 29 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 9 February 2016. 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 +40 113 £50,000 +17.64% 9
London +29 57 £57,500 +4.54% 5
Yorkshire +19 19 £37,768 +12.74% 2
City of London +72 16 £61,250 - 3
South East +3 14 £53,750 +7.50% 2
North Yorkshire +17 11 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East of England +3 11 £37,500 -11.76%
Hertfordshire +16 10 £37,750 -
West Midlands -6 9 £50,000 +25.00%
Leeds +2 8 £32,000 -11.72% 1
West Yorkshire 0 8 £32,000 +6.66% 1
Birmingham -4 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Watford +16 7 £55,000 -
Harrogate +14 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Middlesex - 5 £55,000 -
York +10 3 £45,000 -
Harpenden - 3 £37,500 -
East Sussex +11 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Kent +9 2 - -
Surrey +3 2 - - 2
Brighton +3 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Portsmouth - 2 £43,000 -
Knaresborough - 2 £27,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £43,000 -
Reading +5 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Bedfordshire +2 1 £32,500 -
Berkshire -10 1 £52,500 +7.69%
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 204 (100.00%) Unix
2 168 (82.35%) Linux
3 95 (46.57%) Red Hat
4 92 (45.10%) Solaris
5 76 (37.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 74 (36.27%) Perl
7 59 (28.92%) AIX
8 53 (25.98%) DNS
9 50 (24.51%) Finance
10 48 (23.53%) Oracle
11 46 (22.55%) Python
12 41 (20.10%) IBM
13 39 (19.12%) ITIL
14 37 (18.14%) Puppet
15 36 (17.65%) Shell Script
16 35 (17.16%) Bash Shell
17 34 (16.67%) NFS
18 33 (16.18%) VMware
18 33 (16.18%) Hyper-V
19 32 (15.69%) Clustering
19 32 (15.69%) Veritas
20 31 (15.20%) SAN
21 30 (14.71%) Apache
22 29 (14.22%) vSphere
23 28 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
23 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
24 26 (12.75%) CentOS
24 26 (12.75%) SSL
25 25 (12.25%) Banking
26 24 (11.76%) Load Balancing

Unix Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (14.71%) Apache
2 19 (9.31%) WebSphere
3 16 (7.84%) Tomcat
4 14 (6.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (4.41%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.47%) JBoss
7 2 (0.98%) IIS
7 2 (0.98%) nginx
7 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Node.js
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.41%) MS Office
2 8 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.98%) IaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Joyent
3 2 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.98%) DNS
2 31 (15.20%) SAN
3 26 (12.75%) SSL
4 19 (9.31%) HTTP
4 19 (9.31%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.82%) Firewall
6 17 (8.33%) LDAP
6 17 (8.33%) SMTP
7 14 (6.86%) SSH
8 10 (4.90%) NAS
9 9 (4.41%) DHCP
9 9 (4.41%) FTP
10 7 (3.43%) InfiniBand
10 7 (3.43%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.94%) Internet
11 6 (2.94%) Kerberos
11 6 (2.94%) LAN
12 5 (2.45%) WAN
13 3 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.33%) MySQL
2 11 (5.39%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (3.43%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.47%) Redis
7 2 (0.98%) Ingres
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.49%) Big Data
8 1 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.49%) OLTP
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.47%) Subversion
4 2 (0.98%) JIRA
4 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 50 (24.51%) Finance
2 25 (12.25%) Banking
3 8 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.96%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.35%) LAMP
2 14 (6.86%) Middleware
2 14 (6.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (3.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.98%) CSS
5 2 (0.98%) JSON
5 2 (0.98%) Web Services
5 2 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.69%) Clustering
2 28 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 12 (5.88%) Hedge funds
4 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.90%) CMDB
6 8 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.43%) HACMP
7 7 (3.43%) User Experience
8 5 (2.45%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.47%) Blog
10 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.98%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.98%) PlayStation
11 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.49%) Fintech
11 1 (0.49%) HP Superdome
11 1 (0.49%) IBM XIV
11 1 (0.49%) Life Science
11 1 (0.49%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 204 (100.00%) Unix
2 168 (82.35%) Linux
3 92 (45.10%) Solaris
4 76 (37.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (28.92%) AIX
6 26 (12.75%) CentOS
7 19 (9.31%) HPUX
8 16 (7.84%) Windows
9 15 (7.35%) Ubuntu
10 12 (5.88%) Debian
11 9 (4.41%) Fedora
12 6 (2.94%) SUSE
12 6 (2.94%) Windows Server
12 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.98%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.98%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.12%) ITIL
2 24 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 23 (11.27%) Problem Management
4 17 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (6.86%) Project Management
6 13 (6.37%) High Availability
7 11 (5.39%) Migration
7 11 (5.39%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.90%) Performance Management
8 10 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.90%) Time Management
9 9 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.92%) Kernel Tuning
10 8 (3.92%) Project Planning
10 8 (3.92%) Service Management
11 7 (3.43%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.43%) ERP
11 7 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.27%) Perl
2 46 (22.55%) Python
3 36 (17.65%) Shell Script
4 35 (17.16%) Bash Shell
5 17 (8.33%) Java
6 13 (6.37%) PHP
7 10 (4.90%) Korn
8 7 (3.43%) Ruby
9 6 (2.94%) SQL
10 3 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.98%) AWK
11 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.49%) C-shell
12 1 (0.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.41%) Degree
3 7 (3.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.47%) HND
6 2 (0.98%) LPIC
6 2 (0.98%) RHCE
6 2 (0.98%) RHCT
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.43%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (16.67%) NFS
2 33 (16.18%) Hyper-V
3 29 (14.22%) vSphere
4 28 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (8.82%) Postfix
6 9 (4.41%) qmail
6 9 (4.41%) Sendmail
6 9 (4.41%) vCloud
7 7 (3.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (3.43%) Xen
8 5 (2.45%) Samba
9 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
9 4 (1.96%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.47%) iptables
10 3 (1.47%) KVM
11 2 (0.98%) Docker
11 2 (0.98%) Dovecot
11 2 (0.98%) LXC
11 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (18.14%) Puppet
2 19 (9.31%) Oracle ZFS
3 12 (5.88%) Ansible
4 11 (5.39%) Nagios
4 11 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.41%) NetBackup
5 9 (4.41%) Plesk
6 7 (3.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (2.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.96%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.47%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.47%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.47%) Graphite
9 3 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.98%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.98%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.98%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 95 (46.57%) Red Hat
2 48 (23.53%) Oracle
3 41 (20.10%) IBM
4 33 (16.18%) VMware
5 32 (15.69%) Veritas
6 24 (11.76%) HP
7 20 (9.80%) NetApp
8 13 (6.37%) EMC
9 11 (5.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.90%) SAP
11 9 (4.41%) Sun
12 8 (3.92%) Cisco
13 4 (1.96%) Citrix
14 3 (1.47%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.47%) Symantec
15 2 (0.98%) Brocade
15 2 (0.98%) Juniper
15 2 (0.98%) Percona
15 2 (0.98%) SaltStack
16 1 (0.49%) Sybase
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