The median annual salary for a Unix Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Unix Administrator
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 873 824
Rank change year-on-year +70 -49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 87 59 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.060% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.062% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 79 50 134
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,825 £31,000 £32,722
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +66 77 £52,500 +10.52% 3
London +40 28 £70,000 +27.27%
South East +64 24 £40,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands +22 16 £45,000 - 1
City of London +45 15 £70,000 +21.73%
Shropshire - 10 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire +26 8 £51,250 -12.76%
East of England -5 8 £51,250 -12.76%
Dunstable - 8 £51,250 -
Surrey +41 7 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Reigate - 7 £60,000 -
Berkshire +28 5 £36,000 -46.66%
Birmingham - 5 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £31,500 -
Reading +25 4 £36,000 -46.66%
Folkestone - 4 £40,000 -
Fareham - 4 £31,663 -
Telford - 4 £45,000 -
Kent - 4 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £43,000 -21.81%
Milton Keynes -5 2 £43,000 -21.81%
Newport - 2 £31,663 -
Wales - 2 £31,663 -
South Wales - 2 £31,663 -
Scotland +3 1 - -
North West -41 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £62,500 -
Southampton - 1 £31,500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £31,500 -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 132 (100.00%) Unix
2 126 (95.45%) Linux
3 62 (46.97%) Red Hat
3 62 (46.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (38.64%) Solaris
5 44 (33.33%) Oracle
6 41 (31.06%) Puppet
7 39 (29.55%) VMware
8 38 (28.79%) Perl
9 28 (21.21%) AIX
10 27 (20.45%) ITIL
10 27 (20.45%) Python
10 27 (20.45%) DNS
11 24 (18.18%) Finance
11 24 (18.18%) Ansible
12 23 (17.42%) Configuration Management
12 23 (17.42%) SAN
13 22 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (15.91%) Veritas
14 21 (15.91%) Ubuntu
15 20 (15.15%) Banking
16 19 (14.39%) CentOS
16 19 (14.39%) DevOps
17 18 (13.64%) Bash Shell
17 18 (13.64%) Sun
18 17 (12.88%) HP
18 17 (12.88%) Shell Script
19 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
19 16 (12.12%) IBM
19 16 (12.12%) Windows

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 16 (12.12%) Apache
2 8 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.55%) nginx
4 5 (3.79%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.03%) CMS
5 4 (3.03%) Drupal
5 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.27%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.27%) Eucalyptus
6 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.76%) JBoss
8 1 (0.76%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) G Suite
2 4 (3.03%) IaaS
2 4 (3.03%) Office 365
2 4 (3.03%) PaaS
2 4 (3.03%) SaaS
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.45%) DNS
2 23 (17.42%) SAN
3 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.82%) LDAP
5 8 (6.06%) DHCP
5 8 (6.06%) HTTP
6 6 (4.55%) SSL
7 5 (3.79%) SMTP
8 4 (3.03%) BGP
8 4 (3.03%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.03%) Network Security
9 3 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.27%) Firewall
9 3 (2.27%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.27%) NAS
10 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.76%) InfiniBand
11 1 (0.76%) Internet
11 1 (0.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.61%) MySQL
2 8 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.27%) MarkLogic
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.76%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.76%) Informix
6 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Subversion
1 2 (1.52%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 20 (15.15%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Front Office
5 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) LAMP
2 4 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.27%) J2EE
3 3 (2.27%) Lucene
3 3 (2.27%) OpenJDK
3 3 (2.27%) Web Services
4 2 (1.52%) HTML
4 2 (1.52%) Sass
5 1 (0.76%) Middleware
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.79%) Clustering
3 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.27%) HACMP
6 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.52%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Unix
2 126 (95.45%) Linux
3 62 (46.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (38.64%) Solaris
5 28 (21.21%) AIX
6 21 (15.91%) Ubuntu
7 19 (14.39%) CentOS
8 16 (12.12%) Windows
9 9 (6.82%) Debian
10 7 (5.30%) HPUX
11 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
12 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.76%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.76%) SUSE
13 1 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) ITIL
2 23 (17.42%) Configuration Management
3 22 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (14.39%) DevOps
5 10 (7.58%) Business Continuity
5 10 (7.58%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.06%) Data Security
6 8 (6.06%) Presales
6 8 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.06%) Task Automation
7 7 (5.30%) Change Management
7 7 (5.30%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.55%) SOA
8 6 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.79%) Low Latency
9 5 (3.79%) Mathematics
9 5 (3.79%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.79%) Perl
2 27 (20.45%) Python
3 18 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 17 (12.88%) Shell Script
5 14 (10.61%) Ruby
6 11 (8.33%) Java
7 6 (4.55%) AWK
7 6 (4.55%) PHP
8 5 (3.79%) SQL
9 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.03%) Korn
9 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.27%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.27%) sed
11 1 (0.76%) C
11 1 (0.76%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) RHCE
2 6 (4.55%) Degree
2 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.79%) RHCSA
4 3 (2.27%) OCA
4 3 (2.27%) OCP
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (8.33%) Docker
4 10 (7.58%) GlusterFS
4 10 (7.58%) NFS
5 8 (6.06%) KVM
6 7 (5.30%) Active Directory
7 6 (4.55%) LXC
8 4 (3.03%) Samba
8 4 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.03%) Xen
9 3 (2.27%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.52%) Postfix
10 2 (1.52%) vCloud
10 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.52%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.76%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 41 (31.06%) Puppet
2 24 (18.18%) Ansible
3 15 (11.36%) Red Hat Satellite
4 13 (9.85%) NetBackup
5 11 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (6.06%) Nagios
8 6 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (2.27%) Grafana
10 3 (2.27%) Icinga
10 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.52%) Control-M
12 1 (0.76%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.76%) OpenView
12 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.76%) SCCM
12 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (46.97%) Red Hat
2 44 (33.33%) Oracle
3 39 (29.55%) VMware
4 21 (15.91%) Veritas
5 18 (13.64%) Sun
6 17 (12.88%) HP
7 16 (12.12%) IBM
8 12 (9.09%) EMC
9 10 (7.58%) NetApp
9 10 (7.58%) SaltStack
10 8 (6.06%) Citrix
10 8 (6.06%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.55%) Infoblox
12 4 (3.03%) BMC
12 4 (3.03%) Google
13 3 (2.27%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.27%) Brocade
13 3 (2.27%) Dell
13 3 (2.27%) Juniper
13 3 (2.27%) StorageTek
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