The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 263 312
Rank change year-on-year +33 +49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 3 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.016% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.016% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 9
Median salary £47,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

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 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
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 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the City of London

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the City of London.

Salary trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the City of London

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the City of London region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
4 5 (55.56%) Puppet
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) Apache
4 5 (55.56%) SSL
5 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (44.44%) Solaris
5 4 (44.44%) HTTPS
5 4 (44.44%) HTTP
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
5 4 (44.44%) Samba
5 4 (44.44%) Content Management
5 4 (44.44%) CMS
5 4 (44.44%) nginx
5 4 (44.44%) Drupal
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
6 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (33.33%) OpenStack
6 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery

Unix Systems 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 (55.56%) Apache
2 4 (44.44%) CMS
2 4 (44.44%) Drupal
2 4 (44.44%) nginx
2 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SSL
2 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 4 (44.44%) HTTPS
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Sass
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Content Management
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Ruby
2 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Korn
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) RHCE
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Samba
3 2 (22.22%) Docker
3 2 (22.22%) KVM
3 2 (22.22%) LXC
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) vCloud
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (22.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (11.11%) Cronacle
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas File System
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) Capistrano
3 1 (11.11%) Control-M
3 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) OpenView
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Veritas
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Rackspace
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (11.11%) Solace
5 1 (11.11%) Sun
5 1 (11.11%) Trend Micro