The median annual salary for a Senior Unix Administrator was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 941 937
Rank change year-on-year +81 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Unix Administrator 4 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.008% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.008% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 13
Median salary £80,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +21.73%  
UK excluding London median salary - £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +44.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Top 3 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 3 months to 27 March 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
England +85 4 £80,000 +14.28%
London +75 4 £80,000 +14.28%
City of London - 4 £80,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (100.00%) Unix
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 8 (66.67%) Python
5 6 (50.00%) Solaris
5 6 (50.00%) Ansible
6 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (41.67%) BMC
6 5 (41.67%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (41.67%) Veritas
7 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (33.33%) RHCE
7 4 (33.33%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) Puppet
8 3 (25.00%) NAS
8 3 (25.00%) NetApp
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
9 2 (16.67%) Clustering
9 2 (16.67%) Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Perl
9 2 (16.67%) AIX
9 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
9 2 (16.67%) Use Case
9 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 2 (16.67%) High Availability
9 2 (16.67%) Change Control

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) InfiniBand
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Presales
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Ansible
2 5 (41.67%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) BMC
2 5 (41.67%) Veritas
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) ANSYS
5 1 (8.33%) VMware