Period
to 16 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Unix Administrator was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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

Senior Unix Administrator
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1167 1185 1239
Rank change year-on-year +18 +54 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Unix Administrator 18 13 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.007% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.007% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 50
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,750 £45,750 £44,550
90th Percentile £79,750 £83,250 £72,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £49,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% -2.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170935 178789 207568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.51% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 137524 149261 173163
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Senior Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Unix Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Unix Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Unix Administrator over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Unix Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Administrator
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Unix Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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
England +28 15 £60,000 +20.00%
London +18 9 £60,000 -22.58%
UK excluding London +38 6 £60,000 +21.21%
South East +53 3 £60,000 +21.21%
North of England - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -

Senior Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Solaris
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
5 7 (38.89%) Veritas
5 7 (38.89%) Banking
5 7 (38.89%) SAN
5 7 (38.89%) IBM
6 6 (33.33%) AIX
6 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (22.22%) JBoss
8 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
8 4 (22.22%) Sun
8 4 (22.22%) Temenos
8 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
8 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
8 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
8 4 (22.22%) Change Management
8 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
8 4 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus

Senior Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (22.22%) JBoss
1 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) SSH
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (5.56%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Solaris
4 6 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 3 (16.67%) CentOS
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
6 1 (5.56%) Server Hardening
6 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) Korn
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) AWK
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
1 3 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (5.56%) OCA
2 1 (5.56%) OCP
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.56%) RHCSA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) GlusterFS
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) NFS
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
2 7 (38.89%) Veritas
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Sun
4 4 (22.22%) Temenos
5 3 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) StorageTek