Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Administrator was £51,250 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.

Unix Administrator
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1089 1091 984
Rank change year-on-year +2 -107 -87
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 117 152 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.080% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.083% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 102 129 275
UK median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £32,600 £33,600 £31,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +16.47% -

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%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 14 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 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 -27 94 £53,750 +7.50% 6
UK excluding London +9 72 £45,000 -9.09% 7
London -9 32 £60,000 +4.35%
North of England +23 25 £41,750 +26.52% 1
South East +19 20 £55,000 +5.77% 4
North West +17 20 £42,500 +16.44% 1
East of England +2 11 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Midlands +43 6 £45,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire +17 5 £35,000 +12.90%
Scotland -21 5 £41,500 +8.50%
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Wales - 4 £31,500 - 1
East Midlands +41 1 £42,500 +18.06%
Northern Ireland - 1 £38,000 -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Unix
2 106 (90.60%) Linux
3 45 (38.46%) AIX
4 43 (36.75%) Red Hat
5 41 (35.04%) Solaris
5 41 (35.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (30.77%) Oracle
7 28 (23.93%) IBM
8 27 (23.08%) Finance
9 26 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 23 (19.66%) Python
10 23 (19.66%) VMware
11 20 (17.09%) CentOS
11 20 (17.09%) Puppet
11 20 (17.09%) Configuration Management
12 19 (16.24%) Shell Script
12 19 (16.24%) Windows
12 19 (16.24%) Banking
13 18 (15.38%) Degree
13 18 (15.38%) Perl
13 18 (15.38%) SAN
14 17 (14.53%) Veritas
15 16 (13.68%) ITIL
15 16 (13.68%) SSH
16 15 (12.82%) Ubuntu
16 15 (12.82%) Ethernet
16 15 (12.82%) Clustering
17 14 (11.97%) Open Source
18 13 (11.11%) DevOps

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 8 (6.84%) Apache
2 7 (5.98%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.13%) OpenStack
3 6 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.27%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.42%) JBoss
5 4 (3.42%) nginx
5 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.56%) lighttpd
7 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) G Suite
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.38%) SAN
3 16 (13.68%) SSH
4 15 (12.82%) Ethernet
5 7 (5.98%) DNS
6 6 (5.13%) NAS
6 6 (5.13%) SMS
7 5 (4.27%) LDAP
8 4 (3.42%) Firewall
8 4 (3.42%) SSL
8 4 (3.42%) VPN
8 4 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.56%) HTTP
9 3 (2.56%) Network Security
10 2 (1.71%) LAN
10 2 (1.71%) WAN
11 1 (0.85%) DHCP
11 1 (0.85%) FTP
11 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.13%) RDBMS
2 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (1.71%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) Informix
6 1 (0.85%) OLTP
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Subversion
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) GitLab
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 19 (16.24%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.27%) Law
5 3 (2.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) Web Services
2 4 (3.42%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.56%) Middleware
4 2 (1.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) HTML
5 1 (0.85%) JSON
5 1 (0.85%) Kafka
5 1 (0.85%) LAMP
5 1 (0.85%) mod_perl
5 1 (0.85%) Mojolicious
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.85%) RESTful
5 1 (0.85%) Sass
5 1 (0.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Clustering
2 11 (9.40%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.40%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.98%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Fintech
6 1 (0.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.85%) Online Games
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Unix
2 106 (90.60%) Linux
3 45 (38.46%) AIX
4 41 (35.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (35.04%) Solaris
5 20 (17.09%) CentOS
6 19 (16.24%) Windows
7 15 (12.82%) Ubuntu
8 10 (8.55%) Windows Server
9 8 (6.84%) Debian
10 7 (5.98%) CoreOS
10 7 (5.98%) HPUX
11 3 (2.56%) FreeBSD
11 3 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.56%) SUSE
11 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.71%) Tru64
12 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (17.09%) Configuration Management
3 16 (13.68%) ITIL
4 14 (11.97%) Open Source
5 13 (11.11%) DevOps
6 10 (8.55%) Mathematics
7 9 (7.69%) Physics
8 8 (6.84%) Prototyping
8 8 (6.84%) Resource Allocation
8 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.98%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.98%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.98%) Server Building
9 7 (5.98%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.27%) Migration
11 5 (4.27%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.42%) Change Management
12 4 (3.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) Python
2 19 (16.24%) Shell Script
3 18 (15.38%) Perl
4 9 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.69%) SQL
5 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.42%) Java
6 4 (3.42%) Korn
6 4 (3.42%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) AWK
7 2 (1.71%) C
7 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.85%) C#
8 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.85%) Scala
8 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Degree
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.98%) RHCE
4 5 (4.27%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) OCA
6 1 (0.85%) OCP
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Docker
1 10 (8.55%) Virtual Servers
2 9 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.13%) Ceph
3 6 (5.13%) GlusterFS
4 5 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.42%) NFS
6 3 (2.56%) Postfix
6 3 (2.56%) Varnish
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.71%) Samba
7 2 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.85%) vCloud
8 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (17.09%) Puppet
2 7 (5.98%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.98%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (5.13%) Ansible
3 6 (5.13%) Nagios
3 6 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (4.27%) Terraform
5 3 (2.56%) Cacti
5 3 (2.56%) SCOM
5 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.85%) Munin
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (36.75%) Red Hat
2 36 (30.77%) Oracle
3 28 (23.93%) IBM
4 23 (19.66%) VMware
5 17 (14.53%) Veritas
6 12 (10.26%) HP
7 9 (7.69%) NetApp
8 7 (5.98%) Sun
9 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.42%) Sybase
10 4 (3.42%) Temenos
11 3 (2.56%) Dell
11 3 (2.56%) EMC
11 3 (2.56%) Splunk
12 2 (1.71%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.71%) Citrix
12 2 (1.71%) Hitachi
12 2 (1.71%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.85%) Reuters