The median annual salary for a Unix Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 839 787
Rank change year-on-year +30 -52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 43 111 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 78 161
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,643 £33,000 £32,061
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -20.55% +12.50%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 19 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 30 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 +22 42 £45,000 -10.00% 7
London +42 24 £57,500 - 4
South East +58 16 £33,000 -42.60% 3
City of London +39 10 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £65,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £33,000 -
Brighton - 4 £33,000 -
Surrey +45 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £30,000 -
North West -17 2 £36,500 -
Manchester -25 2 £36,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £57,500 -
Kent - 2 £39,000 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £57,500 -
Winchester - 2 £30,000 -
Berkshire +40 1 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Oxfordshire 0 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Oxford 0 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Windsor - 1 £47,500 - 1

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Unix
2 130 (95.59%) Linux
3 73 (53.68%) Red Hat
3 73 (53.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (48.53%) Solaris
5 47 (34.56%) Perl
6 43 (31.62%) Bash Shell
7 42 (30.88%) Puppet
8 39 (28.68%) VMware
9 36 (26.47%) Finance
10 35 (25.74%) Veritas
11 34 (25.00%) Python
11 34 (25.00%) Shell Script
12 33 (24.26%) Configuration Management
13 31 (22.79%) Oracle
14 30 (22.06%) DNS
15 29 (21.32%) Ubuntu
16 26 (19.12%) SAN
17 24 (17.65%) TCP/IP
17 24 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (17.65%) Ansible
18 20 (14.71%) Sun
19 19 (13.97%) AIX
19 19 (13.97%) Performance Tuning
19 19 (13.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 18 (13.24%) Problem Management
21 16 (11.76%) Telecoms
22 15 (11.03%) NFS
22 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
22 15 (11.03%) Docker

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 11 (8.09%) Apache
2 4 (2.94%) nginx
2 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.21%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.21%) IIS
3 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.47%) CMS
4 2 (1.47%) Drupal
4 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.74%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) lighttpd
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.06%) DNS
2 26 (19.12%) SAN
3 24 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.29%) SMTP
5 9 (6.62%) DHCP
6 7 (5.15%) LDAP
7 6 (4.41%) HTTP
7 6 (4.41%) Network Security
8 5 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (3.68%) NAS
8 5 (3.68%) SSH
9 4 (2.94%) BGP
9 4 (2.94%) Firewall
9 4 (2.94%) LAN
9 4 (2.94%) SSL
9 4 (2.94%) WAN
10 3 (2.21%) Internet
10 3 (2.21%) IPsec
10 3 (2.21%) ISDN
10 3 (2.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) MySQL
2 9 (6.62%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (4.41%) OLTP
4 6 (4.41%) VLDB
5 5 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.21%) MarkLogic
6 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.74%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Subversion
2 2 (1.47%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (26.47%) Finance
2 16 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.88%) Banking
4 6 (4.41%) Front Office
5 5 (3.68%) Back Office
6 4 (2.94%) Games
6 4 (2.94%) Legal
7 2 (1.47%) Electronics
7 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (2.21%) J2EE
1 3 (2.21%) Lucene
1 3 (2.21%) OpenJDK
2 2 (1.47%) HTML
2 2 (1.47%) LAMP
2 2 (1.47%) Sass
3 1 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.82%) Clustering
3 9 (6.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.94%) Fintech
5 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.94%) Online Games
6 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.21%) HACMP
7 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.47%) EFT
7 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.74%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 136 (100.00%) Unix
2 130 (95.59%) Linux
3 73 (53.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (48.53%) Solaris
5 29 (21.32%) Ubuntu
6 19 (13.97%) AIX
7 13 (9.56%) Windows
8 12 (8.82%) CentOS
9 11 (8.09%) Debian
10 8 (5.88%) HPUX
11 5 (3.68%) SUSE
11 5 (3.68%) Windows Server
12 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.74%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.26%) Configuration Management
2 24 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (13.97%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (13.24%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.56%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (7.35%) Capacity Management
6 10 (7.35%) E-Commerce
6 10 (7.35%) High Availability
7 9 (6.62%) ITIL
7 9 (6.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (5.88%) DevOps
8 8 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 8 (5.88%) Security Management
9 7 (5.15%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.15%) Line Management
10 6 (4.41%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (3.68%) Patch Management
11 5 (3.68%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.56%) Perl
2 43 (31.62%) Bash Shell
3 34 (25.00%) Python
3 34 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (7.35%) Java
4 10 (7.35%) Ruby
5 9 (6.62%) Korn
6 7 (5.15%) SQL
7 6 (4.41%) AWK
8 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.47%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.47%) C-shell
9 2 (1.47%) Jython
9 2 (1.47%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.47%) sed
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.82%) Degree
3 6 (4.41%) RHCE
4 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) OCA
6 2 (1.47%) OCP
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.47%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (13.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 15 (11.03%) Docker
2 15 (11.03%) NFS
3 13 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.88%) KVM
5 7 (5.15%) LXC
5 7 (5.15%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.94%) Xen
7 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.21%) GlusterFS
7 3 (2.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.21%) iptables
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (2.21%) pfSense
7 3 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.47%) Postfix
8 2 (1.47%) vCloud
8 2 (1.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (30.88%) Puppet
2 24 (17.65%) Ansible
3 12 (8.82%) NetBackup
3 12 (8.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (4.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (3.68%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (3.68%) Data Guard
6 5 (3.68%) Nagios
7 4 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.47%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.47%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.74%) Cacti
9 1 (0.74%) OpenView
9 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (53.68%) Red Hat
2 39 (28.68%) VMware
3 35 (25.74%) Veritas
4 31 (22.79%) Oracle
5 20 (14.71%) Sun
6 13 (9.56%) HP
7 11 (8.09%) EMC
8 7 (5.15%) IBM
9 6 (4.41%) Infoblox
9 6 (4.41%) Sybase
10 5 (3.68%) BMC
10 5 (3.68%) Brocade
10 5 (3.68%) Dell
10 5 (3.68%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.21%) Cisco
11 3 (2.21%) NetApp
11 3 (2.21%) StorageTek
11 3 (2.21%) Yahoo!
12 2 (1.47%) ANSYS
12 2 (1.47%) LANDesk
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