The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Engineer
Rank 857 870 860
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Engineer 23 9 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.008% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.009% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 24
Average salary £41,250 £47,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £43,250 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +8.12%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Engineer within the UK.

UNIX Systems Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

UNIX Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Engineer over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

UNIX Systems Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 +11 21 £40,000 -15.78% 1
London +4 17 £71,250 +50.00% 1
City of London - 7 £30,000 - 1
South West - 4 £40,000 -
Bristol - 4 £40,000 -
Scotland +12 2 £42,500 +6.25%
Glasgow - 2 £42,500 -

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 50 (100.00%) UNIX
2 48 (96.00%) Linux
3 27 (54.00%) Perl
3 27 (54.00%) Apache
4 22 (44.00%) Solaris
4 22 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (36.00%) VMware
6 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (32.00%) DNS
7 14 (28.00%) Python
7 14 (28.00%) FTP
7 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (26.00%) SAN
8 13 (26.00%) Red Hat
8 13 (26.00%) Shell Script
9 12 (24.00%) Oracle
10 11 (22.00%) ITIL
11 10 (20.00%) Sun
12 9 (18.00%) HP
12 9 (18.00%) Service Management
12 9 (18.00%) Banking
12 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
12 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.00%) PHP
13 8 (16.00%) DHCP
13 8 (16.00%) Internet
13 8 (16.00%) Firewall
13 8 (16.00%) Investment Banking
13 8 (16.00%) vSphere
13 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (54.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
1 16 (32.00%) DNS
2 14 (28.00%) FTP
3 13 (26.00%) SAN
4 8 (16.00%) Internet
4 8 (16.00%) Firewall
4 8 (16.00%) DHCP
5 7 (14.00%) SSH
6 4 (8.00%) Wireshark
6 4 (8.00%) LDAP
6 4 (8.00%) tcpdump
7 3 (6.00%) HTTP
7 3 (6.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.00%) NAS
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.00%) VPN
8 2 (4.00%) snoop
8 2 (4.00%) FWSM
9 1 (2.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.00%) MySQL
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 8 (16.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.00%) Hedge funds
3 5 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) UNIX
2 48 (96.00%) Linux
3 22 (44.00%) Solaris
3 22 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (14.00%) Windows
5 5 (10.00%) CentOS
6 3 (6.00%) VMS
7 2 (4.00%) AIX
7 2 (4.00%) Debian
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Service Management
3 7 (14.00%) ITSM
4 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.00%) Software Deployment
4 6 (12.00%) DevOps
5 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
6 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.00%) Web Development
7 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.00%) Scrum
8 1 (2.00%) RUP
8 1 (2.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) Perl
2 14 (28.00%) Python
3 13 (26.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (16.00%) PHP
4 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) Java
6 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.00%) Korn
8 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) RHCE
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.00%) vSphere
3 7 (14.00%) Firmware
4 6 (12.00%) NFS
4 6 (12.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (12.00%) Veritas File System
4 6 (12.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (4.00%) Nmap
6 2 (4.00%) Xen
6 2 (4.00%) PowerHA
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.00%) Samba
7 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.00%) Puppet
2 6 (12.00%) Legato
3 3 (6.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.00%) Nagios
4 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Netcool
4 2 (4.00%) Nessus
5 1 (2.00%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) VMware
2 13 (26.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (24.00%) Oracle
4 10 (20.00%) Sun
5 9 (18.00%) HP
6 7 (14.00%) IBM
7 6 (12.00%) Veritas
8 5 (10.00%) Symantec
9 3 (6.00%) Reuters
9 3 (6.00%) NetApp
9 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco
9 3 (6.00%) EMC
10 2 (4.00%) Informatica
10 2 (4.00%) Dell
10 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
10 2 (4.00%) Egenera
10 2 (4.00%) Foundry
10 2 (4.00%) F5
11 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds