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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Engineer
Rank 877 900 887
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Engineer 18 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.005% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.006% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 11
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £42,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +52.72%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £27,000 £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 31 March 2015 within the UK.

UNIX Systems Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 15 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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 18 £47,500 +23.37% 3
South East +14 8 £65,000 +54.76%
South West - 6 £40,000 -
Bristol - 6 £40,000 -
London - 3 £58,750 - 3
Hampshire - 3 £62,500 -
Kent - 2 £69,000 -
Hove - 2 £65,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £65,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -
Southampton - 1 £25,000 -
St Albans - 1 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 41 (100.00%) UNIX
2 38 (92.68%) Linux
3 29 (70.73%) Solaris
4 28 (68.29%) Perl
5 22 (53.66%) Apache
5 22 (53.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (46.34%) Red Hat
7 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
8 16 (39.02%) VMware
9 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
10 13 (31.71%) DNS
10 13 (31.71%) SAN
11 12 (29.27%) Oracle
12 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
12 11 (26.83%) ITIL
12 11 (26.83%) Python
13 10 (24.39%) FTP
13 10 (24.39%) vSphere
14 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (21.95%) DevOps
14 9 (21.95%) MySQL
14 9 (21.95%) Korn
14 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (21.95%) Puppet
15 8 (19.51%) CentOS
15 8 (19.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 8 (19.51%) Firewall
15 8 (19.51%) ITSM
15 8 (19.51%) Banking
15 8 (19.51%) AIX

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 22 (53.66%) Apache
2 4 (9.76%) GlassFish
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
2 13 (31.71%) DNS
2 13 (31.71%) SAN
3 10 (24.39%) FTP
4 8 (19.51%) Internet
4 8 (19.51%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) SSH
6 5 (12.20%) DHCP
7 3 (7.32%) LDAP
8 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.44%) SMTP
9 1 (2.44%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) MySQL
2 8 (19.51%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (19.51%) Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Back Office
5 2 (4.88%) Advertising
6 1 (2.44%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) HTML
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (4.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Hedge funds
3 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) HACMP
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) DataPower
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) UNIX
2 38 (92.68%) Linux
3 29 (70.73%) Solaris
4 22 (53.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (19.51%) CentOS
5 8 (19.51%) AIX
6 4 (9.76%) Windows
6 4 (9.76%) VMS
7 2 (4.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) DevOps
3 8 (19.51%) Service Management
3 8 (19.51%) ITSM
4 5 (12.20%) Software Deployment
5 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.76%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
7 2 (4.88%) Software Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.44%) Release Management
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.44%) Migration
8 1 (2.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) Perl
2 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
3 11 (26.83%) Python
3 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
4 9 (21.95%) Korn
5 5 (12.20%) PHP
6 3 (7.32%) Bourne shell
7 2 (4.88%) SQL
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.44%) Java
8 1 (2.44%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) RHCE
2 2 (4.88%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) vSphere
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) NFS
3 8 (19.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (17.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (12.20%) Veritas File System
5 5 (12.20%) Firmware
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.88%) XenApp
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Puppet
2 6 (14.63%) Nagios
2 6 (14.63%) NetBackup
3 5 (12.20%) Legato
4 4 (9.76%) Opsview
5 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.88%) OpenView
6 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Control-M
7 1 (2.44%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.44%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Red Hat
2 16 (39.02%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) Oracle
4 8 (19.51%) Sun
4 8 (19.51%) HP
4 8 (19.51%) Veritas
5 7 (17.07%) Symantec
6 5 (12.20%) IBM
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.32%) EMC
8 2 (4.88%) Citrix
8 2 (4.88%) Dell
9 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.44%) Sybase
9 1 (2.44%) Google