The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 869 864
Rank change year-on-year +38 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 34 45 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.049% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.050% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 79
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £75,000 £60,000
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 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 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
South East +56 15 £34,500 -42.50% 2
London +18 11 £75,000 +30.43%
West Midlands - 8 £45,000 - 1
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Unix
2 68 (94.44%) Linux
3 28 (38.89%) Perl
4 25 (34.72%) VMware
5 24 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 24 (33.33%) Puppet
6 20 (27.78%) DNS
6 20 (27.78%) Oracle
6 20 (27.78%) Ubuntu
7 19 (26.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (23.61%) Docker
8 17 (23.61%) Python
9 16 (22.22%) ITIL
9 16 (22.22%) Configuration Management
10 14 (19.44%) Solaris
11 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (18.06%) Bash Shell
12 12 (16.67%) AIX
13 11 (15.28%) Apache
13 11 (15.28%) Java
13 11 (15.28%) Ruby
13 11 (15.28%) Ansible
14 10 (13.89%) DevOps
14 10 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
15 9 (12.50%) IBM
15 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 9 (12.50%) MySQL
15 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (12.50%) Finance

Unix Systems 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 11 (15.28%) Apache
2 8 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.33%) nginx
4 4 (5.56%) CMS
4 4 (5.56%) Drupal
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.17%) Eucalyptus
5 3 (4.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.39%) JBoss
7 1 (1.39%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.78%) G Suite
3 2 (2.78%) IaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.78%) DNS
2 8 (11.11%) HTTP
2 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.72%) SAN
4 6 (8.33%) DHCP
4 6 (8.33%) SSL
5 4 (5.56%) BGP
5 4 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 4 (5.56%) LDAP
5 4 (5.56%) Network Security
5 4 (5.56%) SMTP
6 3 (4.17%) Firewall
6 3 (4.17%) SSH
7 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.39%) InfiniBand
8 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.17%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
2 3 (4.17%) Front Office
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.17%) J2EE
3 3 (4.17%) LAMP
3 3 (4.17%) Lucene
3 3 (4.17%) OpenJDK
4 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) Sass
4 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Unix
2 68 (94.44%) Linux
3 20 (27.78%) Ubuntu
4 19 (26.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (19.44%) Solaris
6 12 (16.67%) AIX
7 8 (11.11%) CentOS
7 8 (11.11%) Debian
8 7 (9.72%) Windows
9 6 (8.33%) CoreOS
10 4 (5.56%) HPUX
10 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.39%) FreeBSD
12 1 (1.39%) SUSE
12 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 16 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) DevOps
3 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.94%) Change Management
6 4 (5.56%) Content Management
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.17%) Database Tuning
7 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.17%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.78%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.78%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.89%) Perl
2 17 (23.61%) Python
3 13 (18.06%) Bash Shell
4 11 (15.28%) Java
4 11 (15.28%) Ruby
5 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.33%) C
7 6 (8.33%) Go
8 2 (2.78%) PHP
8 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.78%) SQL
9 1 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) RHCE
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Docker
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) KVM
4 7 (9.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (8.33%) etcd
5 6 (8.33%) LXC
6 5 (6.94%) NFS
7 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
7 4 (5.56%) Samba
7 4 (5.56%) Xen
8 3 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.78%) Postfix
9 2 (2.78%) vCloud
9 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.78%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.39%) Squid
10 1 (1.39%) Varnish
10 1 (1.39%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (15.28%) Ansible
3 7 (9.72%) Nagios
4 6 (8.33%) Consul
4 6 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 6 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (4.17%) Grafana
6 3 (4.17%) Icinga
7 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.39%) Cacti
8 1 (1.39%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.39%) Control-M
8 1 (1.39%) OpenView
8 1 (1.39%) SCCM
8 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) VMware
2 24 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 20 (27.78%) Oracle
4 9 (12.50%) IBM
5 8 (11.11%) Veritas
6 7 (9.72%) EMC
7 6 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 5 (6.94%) HP
8 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.94%) Sun
9 3 (4.17%) Dell
9 3 (4.17%) Juniper
10 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.78%) Google
10 2 (2.78%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.78%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.78%) Sybase
11 1 (1.39%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.39%) Solace
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