Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1102 1106 1111
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -95
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 61 101 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.057% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.059% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 57 91 153
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,000 £75,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.89% +1.00% +13.64%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
London -26 20 £62,500 +4.17% 1
East of England +22 13 £60,000 +29.73% 1
North of England +19 13 £43,000 +34.38% 1
South East +33 11 £50,000 -3.85% 2
North West -11 10 £43,500 +13.73% 1
Midlands +36 4 £45,000 +2.27%
Yorkshire +21 3 £35,000 +12.90%
West Midlands +19 3 £45,000 +2.27%
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 61 (100.00%) Unix
2 54 (88.52%) Linux
3 26 (42.62%) Python
4 22 (36.07%) AIX
5 19 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (29.51%) Perl
6 18 (29.51%) TCP/IP
7 17 (27.87%) Red Hat
7 17 (27.87%) Oracle
7 17 (27.87%) Degree
8 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
8 16 (26.23%) Puppet
9 15 (24.59%) IBM
10 14 (22.95%) Solaris
11 13 (21.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (21.31%) DevOps
12 12 (19.67%) Open Source
12 12 (19.67%) Bash Shell
12 12 (19.67%) Ubuntu
13 11 (18.03%) Finance
13 11 (18.03%) CentOS
14 10 (16.39%) Docker
14 10 (16.39%) VMware
15 9 (14.75%) Mathematics
15 9 (14.75%) Physics
15 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
16 8 (13.11%) SSH
16 8 (13.11%) Debian
16 8 (13.11%) NetApp
16 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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 6 (9.84%) Apache
1 6 (9.84%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.56%) nginx
3 3 (4.92%) lighttpd
3 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) TCP/IP
2 8 (13.11%) SSH
3 7 (11.48%) Ethernet
4 6 (9.84%) NAS
4 6 (9.84%) SMS
5 5 (8.20%) DNS
5 5 (8.20%) SAN
6 4 (6.56%) Firewall
6 4 (6.56%) LDAP
6 4 (6.56%) VPN
7 3 (4.92%) HTTP
7 3 (4.92%) Network Security
7 3 (4.92%) SSL
8 2 (3.28%) LAN
8 2 (3.28%) WAN
9 1 (1.64%) FTP
9 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) GitLab
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Front Office
3 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 3 (4.92%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) mod_perl
4 1 (1.64%) Mojolicious
4 1 (1.64%) Sass
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Clustering
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.64%) Fintech
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Unix
2 54 (88.52%) Linux
3 22 (36.07%) AIX
4 19 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (22.95%) Solaris
6 12 (19.67%) Ubuntu
7 11 (18.03%) CentOS
8 8 (13.11%) Debian
9 7 (11.48%) CoreOS
10 6 (9.84%) HPUX
11 4 (6.56%) Windows
12 3 (4.92%) FreeBSD
12 3 (4.92%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (3.28%) SUSE
13 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
2 13 (21.31%) DevOps
2 13 (21.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (19.67%) Open Source
4 9 (14.75%) Mathematics
4 9 (14.75%) Physics
5 8 (13.11%) Prototyping
6 7 (11.48%) Server Building
6 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.84%) ITIL
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
8 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.56%) Machine Learning
10 3 (4.92%) Algorithmic Trading
10 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.92%) High Availability
10 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.92%) Migration
10 3 (4.92%) Test Management
10 3 (4.92%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 26 (42.62%) Python
2 18 (29.51%) Perl
3 12 (19.67%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
5 3 (4.92%) SQL
6 2 (3.28%) C
6 2 (3.28%) Java
6 2 (3.28%) Korn
6 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.64%) AWK
7 1 (1.64%) C#
7 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.56%) RHCE
4 2 (3.28%) RHCSA
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Docker
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Ceph
4 5 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (8.20%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.92%) NFS
5 3 (4.92%) Postfix
5 3 (4.92%) Varnish
6 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.28%) Samba
7 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.64%) vCloud
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) Puppet
2 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
3 6 (9.84%) Ansible
3 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.20%) Nagios
4 5 (8.20%) Terraform
5 3 (4.92%) Cacti
5 3 (4.92%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Grafana
6 1 (1.64%) Munin
6 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.64%) Salt
6 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle
1 17 (27.87%) Red Hat
2 15 (24.59%) IBM
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
4 8 (13.11%) NetApp
5 6 (9.84%) Veritas
6 5 (8.20%) HP
7 4 (6.56%) Sybase
8 3 (4.92%) Dell
9 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.28%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.64%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.64%) CQG
10 1 (1.64%) Juniper
10 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.64%) Reuters
10 1 (1.64%) Sun
10 1 (1.64%) TippingPoint