The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 438 452
Rank change year-on-year +57 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 15 4 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.022% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.022% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 23
Median salary £34,500 £72,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -52.41% +38.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £58,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.89% -14.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 13973 17912 20759
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.94% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11705 15216 16890
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire - 5 £31,500 -
Berkshire +34 4 £36,000 -55.00% 1
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £43,000 -21.81%
Unix Systems Administrator
England

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Unix
2 23 (88.46%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) Ubuntu
4 10 (38.46%) AIX
4 10 (38.46%) DNS
5 9 (34.62%) Perl
5 9 (34.62%) Puppet
6 8 (30.77%) Java
6 8 (30.77%) Debian
6 8 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (26.92%) MySQL
8 6 (23.08%) IBM
8 6 (23.08%) Python
8 6 (23.08%) CentOS
9 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) Apache
9 5 (19.23%) VMware
10 4 (15.38%) Nagios
10 4 (15.38%) BGP
10 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 4 (15.38%) Ruby
10 4 (15.38%) Xen
10 4 (15.38%) Network Security
10 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
10 4 (15.38%) SMTP
10 4 (15.38%) HTTP
10 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (19.23%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.54%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.69%) nginx
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (3.85%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon S3
2 2 (7.69%) G Suite
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) BGP
2 4 (15.38%) HTTP
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
2 4 (15.38%) SMTP
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) SSH
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (26.92%) MySQL
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) InfluxDB
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (11.54%) LAMP
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Unix
2 23 (88.46%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) Ubuntu
4 10 (38.46%) AIX
5 8 (30.77%) Debian
6 6 (23.08%) CentOS
7 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (3.85%) FreeBSD
10 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Database Tuning
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Perl
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) KVM
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (15.38%) Xen
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Docker
3 2 (7.69%) Postfix
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.85%) Squid
4 1 (3.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Puppet
2 4 (15.38%) Ansible
2 4 (15.38%) Nagios
3 3 (11.54%) Grafana
3 3 (11.54%) Icinga
4 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.85%) Cacti
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle