Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Unix Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1063 1024 979
Rank change year-on-year -39 -45 -118
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 80 134 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.081% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.084% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 68 122 223
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,200 £34,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 154,617 160,289 189,330
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 126,793 134,388 159,788
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Unix Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +31 27 £42,500 +12.58% 3
North West +11 21 £43,500 +15.23% 2
London -48 21 £58,750 +4.44% 7
South East -11 17 £50,000 -3.85% 1
East of England +11 12 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Midlands +30 3 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands +7 2 - -
East Midlands +27 1 £42,500 +18.06%
Unix Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 80 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (86.25%) Linux
3 39 (48.75%) AIX
4 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
5 27 (33.75%) Solaris
6 25 (31.25%) Oracle
7 23 (28.75%) IBM
7 23 (28.75%) Red Hat
8 20 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 20 (25.00%) Finance
9 19 (23.75%) Python
9 19 (23.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (22.50%) Puppet
10 18 (22.50%) Degree
10 18 (22.50%) SSH
11 17 (21.25%) Clustering
12 16 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (20.00%) Windows
12 16 (20.00%) Ethernet
13 15 (18.75%) Open Source
14 14 (17.50%) Banking
14 14 (17.50%) Ubuntu
15 13 (16.25%) VMware
15 13 (16.25%) SAN
15 13 (16.25%) CentOS
16 12 (15.00%) Docker
16 12 (15.00%) Shell Script
16 12 (15.00%) ITIL
17 11 (13.75%) Veritas
17 11 (13.75%) Debian

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 9 (11.25%) OpenStack
2 5 (6.25%) Apache
2 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.75%) lighttpd
3 3 (3.75%) nginx
3 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Office 365
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
2 18 (22.50%) SSH
3 16 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 13 (16.25%) SAN
5 9 (11.25%) NAS
6 6 (7.50%) DNS
6 6 (7.50%) SMS
6 6 (7.50%) VPN
7 4 (5.00%) Firewall
8 3 (3.75%) Network Security
9 2 (2.50%) LAN
9 2 (2.50%) WAN
10 1 (1.25%) DHCP
10 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.25%) HTTP
10 1 (1.25%) OpenVPN
10 1 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.25%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) OLTP
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) GitLab
2 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (17.50%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Law
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (3.75%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (3.75%) LDAP
2 3 (3.75%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) .NET
3 2 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) Kafka
4 1 (1.25%) mod_perl
4 1 (1.25%) Mojolicious
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.25%) RESTful
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Clustering
2 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) AS400
5 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.75%) Fintech
6 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Replication
6 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) HACMP
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) LPAR
7 1 (1.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (86.25%) Linux
3 39 (48.75%) AIX
4 27 (33.75%) Solaris
5 19 (23.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (20.00%) Windows
7 14 (17.50%) Ubuntu
8 13 (16.25%) CentOS
9 11 (13.75%) Debian
10 10 (12.50%) CoreOS
11 6 (7.50%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (6.25%) HPUX
12 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
13 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (3.75%) FreeBSD
14 3 (3.75%) Windows 10
14 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
15 2 (2.50%) SUSE
16 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (18.75%) Open Source
4 12 (15.00%) ITIL
5 11 (13.75%) Mathematics
5 11 (13.75%) Prototyping
6 10 (12.50%) Physics
6 10 (12.50%) Server Building
6 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.00%) Resource Allocation
8 7 (8.75%) Change Management
8 7 (8.75%) Performance Management
9 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.25%) DevOps
10 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (5.00%) High Availability
11 4 (5.00%) Problem Management
11 4 (5.00%) Test Management
12 3 (3.75%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) Python
2 12 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 9 (11.25%) SQL
5 8 (10.00%) Perl
6 3 (3.75%) Korn
7 2 (2.50%) AWK
7 2 (2.50%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) Java
7 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Degree
2 10 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) OCA
3 1 (1.25%) OCP
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.25%) RHCE
3 1 (1.25%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Docker
2 11 (13.75%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (11.25%) Ceph
4 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
6 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.75%) Postfix
7 3 (3.75%) Varnish
7 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.50%) GlusterFS
8 2 (2.50%) Squid
9 1 (1.25%) NFS
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.25%) Samba
9 1 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) Puppet
2 10 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.25%) Ansible
4 5 (6.25%) Nagios
4 5 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (6.25%) Terraform
5 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
5 4 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Cacti
6 3 (3.75%) PureDisk
7 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.25%) Grafana
8 1 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.25%) Munin
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.25%) Salt
8 1 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Oracle
2 23 (28.75%) IBM
2 23 (28.75%) Red Hat
3 13 (16.25%) VMware
4 11 (13.75%) Veritas
5 10 (12.50%) NetApp
6 7 (8.75%) HP
7 5 (6.25%) Sun
8 3 (3.75%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.75%) Sybase
8 3 (3.75%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.50%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.50%) Brocade
9 2 (2.50%) BT
9 2 (2.50%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.50%) Reuters
9 2 (2.50%) Temenos
10 1 (1.25%) Juniper
10 1 (1.25%) StorageTek