The median annual salary for a Unix Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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

Unix Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 853 764
Rank change year-on-year +80 -89  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 57 80 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.082% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.085% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 54 58 154
Median salary £47,500 £51,250 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.31% +17.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £36,750 £32,435
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77613 93636 100158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.39% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 65018 79446 82470
Median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 28 £65,000 +13.93% 4
South East +73 18 £36,000 -40.00% 1
West Midlands +30 6 £45,000 - 2
East of England +12 3 £50,000 +29.87% 2
North West -26 2 £36,500 +4.28%
Unix Administrator
UK

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 England region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 125 (100.00%) Unix
2 121 (96.80%) Linux
3 66 (52.80%) Red Hat
4 61 (48.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (44.00%) Solaris
6 46 (36.80%) Puppet
7 43 (34.40%) Perl
8 41 (32.80%) VMware
9 35 (28.00%) Bash Shell
10 32 (25.60%) Ansible
11 31 (24.80%) Configuration Management
11 31 (24.80%) Oracle
12 30 (24.00%) Python
12 30 (24.00%) Finance
13 29 (23.20%) DNS
13 29 (23.20%) Veritas
13 29 (23.20%) Ubuntu
14 26 (20.80%) Shell Script
15 21 (16.80%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (14.40%) SAN
16 18 (14.40%) Docker
16 18 (14.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 17 (13.60%) TCP/IP
17 17 (13.60%) Apache
18 16 (12.80%) AIX
18 16 (12.80%) Sun
19 15 (12.00%) Banking
19 15 (12.00%) Problem Management
19 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
20 14 (11.20%) MySQL

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 17 (13.60%) Apache
2 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.00%) nginx
4 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.40%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.40%) CMS
5 3 (2.40%) Drupal
5 3 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.40%) Eucalyptus
5 3 (2.40%) IIS
6 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.80%) JBoss
7 1 (0.80%) lighttpd
7 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.80%) GitHub
3 1 (0.80%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.20%) DNS
2 18 (14.40%) SAN
3 17 (13.60%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.20%) LDAP
4 9 (7.20%) SMTP
5 7 (5.60%) HTTP
6 6 (4.80%) Network Security
7 5 (4.00%) DHCP
7 5 (4.00%) SSL
8 4 (3.20%) BGP
8 4 (3.20%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (3.20%) Firewall
9 3 (2.40%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.40%) Internet
9 3 (2.40%) IPsec
9 3 (2.40%) ISDN
9 3 (2.40%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.40%) NAS
9 3 (2.40%) VLAN
9 3 (2.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) MySQL
2 8 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.20%) OLTP
4 4 (3.20%) VLDB
5 3 (2.40%) MarkLogic
5 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.80%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Subversion
1 2 (1.60%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.80%) JIRA
2 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (24.00%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Banking
2 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.60%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Front Office
5 5 (4.00%) Back Office
6 3 (2.40%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.60%) Games
7 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.80%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) LAMP
2 4 (3.20%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.40%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.40%) J2EE
3 3 (2.40%) Lucene
3 3 (2.40%) OpenJDK
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) Sass
5 1 (0.80%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.60%) Clustering
3 6 (4.80%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.80%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.40%) HACMP
5 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.60%) Fintech
6 2 (1.60%) Online Games
6 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.80%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Unix
2 121 (96.80%) Linux
3 61 (48.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (44.00%) Solaris
5 29 (23.20%) Ubuntu
6 16 (12.80%) AIX
7 13 (10.40%) CentOS
8 11 (8.80%) Debian
8 11 (8.80%) Windows
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (3.20%) HPUX
11 3 (2.40%) SUSE
12 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.80%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) Configuration Management
2 21 (16.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 12 (9.60%) DevOps
4 12 (9.60%) ITIL
4 12 (9.60%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.40%) High Availability
5 8 (6.40%) Performance Management
5 8 (6.40%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (6.40%) Security Management
6 7 (5.60%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.60%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.60%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.00%) Change Management
7 5 (4.00%) Line Management
7 5 (4.00%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.20%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.20%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 43 (34.40%) Perl
2 35 (28.00%) Bash Shell
3 30 (24.00%) Python
4 26 (20.80%) Shell Script
5 12 (9.60%) Ruby
6 11 (8.80%) Java
7 6 (4.80%) AWK
7 6 (4.80%) Korn
7 6 (4.80%) SQL
8 5 (4.00%) PHP
9 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.40%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.40%) sed
11 2 (1.60%) Jython
12 1 (0.80%) C
12 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) Degree
1 9 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.60%) RHCE
3 3 (2.40%) OCA
3 3 (2.40%) OCP
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (2.40%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (14.40%) Docker
1 18 (14.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.40%) NFS
4 8 (6.40%) KVM
5 7 (5.60%) LXC
6 6 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (4.80%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.20%) GlusterFS
7 4 (3.20%) Xen
8 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
8 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.40%) iptables
8 3 (2.40%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (2.40%) pfSense
8 3 (2.40%) Samba
9 2 (1.60%) Postfix
9 2 (1.60%) vCloud
9 2 (1.60%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.80%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 46 (36.80%) Puppet
2 32 (25.60%) Ansible
3 10 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 10 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (6.40%) Nagios
5 7 (5.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 7 (5.60%) Zenoss
6 6 (4.80%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (3.20%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.40%) Grafana
9 3 (2.40%) Icinga
9 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (1.60%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.80%) Cacti
11 1 (0.80%) Control-M
11 1 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (52.80%) Red Hat
2 41 (32.80%) VMware
3 31 (24.80%) Oracle
4 29 (23.20%) Veritas
5 16 (12.80%) Sun
6 12 (9.60%) EMC
6 12 (9.60%) HP
7 9 (7.20%) SaltStack
8 8 (6.40%) IBM
9 6 (4.80%) Infoblox
10 5 (4.00%) BMC
10 5 (4.00%) Dell
10 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (3.20%) Brocade
11 4 (3.20%) NetApp
11 4 (3.20%) StorageTek
11 4 (3.20%) Sybase
12 3 (2.40%) Citrix
12 3 (2.40%) Juniper
12 3 (2.40%) Yahoo!
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