Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Unix Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Senior Unix System Administrator
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1194 1236 1269
Rank change year-on-year +42 +33 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Unix Systems Administrator 12 7 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.004% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 25
UK median annual salary £40,000 £49,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.19% -13.91% +9.52%
10th Percentile £36,625 £45,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £80,875 £57,950 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -9.09% +20.00% -17.50%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +22 5 £75,000 +51.52%
London +28 4 £76,250 +17.31%
UK excluding London +18 1 £45,000 -9.09%
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) AIX
3 7 (58.33%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) RHCE
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (8.33%) High Availability
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (8.33%) SSH
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) Korn
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) SAN

Senior Unix Systems 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
1 1 (8.33%) SNMP
1 1 (8.33%) SSH
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Korn
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas