The median annual salary for a Unix Administrator was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Unix Administrator
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 257 302
Rank change year-on-year +39 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 17 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.016% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.016% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 10
Median salary £72,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.08% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £44,750
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £57,500 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.42% -9.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in the City of London.

Salary trend for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Unix 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 across the City of London region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Unix
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (88.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (84.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (64.00%) Solaris
5 15 (60.00%) Puppet
6 12 (48.00%) Ansible
6 12 (48.00%) Finance
7 11 (44.00%) Python
8 8 (32.00%) Investment Banking
8 8 (32.00%) Banking
8 8 (32.00%) SaltStack
8 8 (32.00%) Task Automation
9 7 (28.00%) VMware
9 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (28.00%) Perl
9 7 (28.00%) Oracle
10 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (24.00%) Ruby
10 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (20.00%) Low Latency
11 5 (20.00%) Apache
11 5 (20.00%) SSL
11 5 (20.00%) RHCE
12 4 (16.00%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (16.00%) HTTPS
12 4 (16.00%) BMC
12 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
12 4 (16.00%) HTTP

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.00%) Drupal
2 4 (16.00%) nginx
2 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SSL
2 4 (16.00%) HTTP
2 4 (16.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) NAS
4 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 8 (32.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Front Office
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Sass
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
1 25 (100.00%) Unix
2 21 (84.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (64.00%) Solaris
4 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) SUSE
5 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Task Automation
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 4 (16.00%) Content Management
4 4 (16.00%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Line Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) Perl
3 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (24.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Korn
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) Samba
3 3 (12.00%) NFS
4 2 (8.00%) Docker
4 2 (8.00%) KVM
4 2 (8.00%) LXC
4 2 (8.00%) vCloud
4 2 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (8.00%) VirtualBox
5 1 (4.00%) Cronacle
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas File System
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) Puppet
2 12 (48.00%) Ansible
3 4 (16.00%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (16.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.00%) Capistrano
5 1 (4.00%) Control-M
5 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (4.00%) Nagios
5 1 (4.00%) OpenView
5 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (32.00%) SaltStack
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) BMC
5 3 (12.00%) NetApp
5 3 (12.00%) Veritas
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Rackspace
6 2 (8.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) Solace
7 1 (4.00%) Splunk
7 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro