The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 877 875
Rank change year-on-year +49 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 44 47 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.048% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.050% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 41 42 81
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
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 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +42 34 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South East +66 15 £34,500 -52.41% 2
London +11 11 £75,000 +30.43%
Shropshire - 8 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £31,500 -
Berkshire +32 4 £36,000 -55.00% 1
Reading +24 4 £36,000 -55.00%
Fareham - 4 £31,663 -
Folkestone - 4 £40,000 -
Telford - 4 £45,000 -
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
City of London +32 3 £47,500 -17.39%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £43,000 -21.81%
Milton Keynes -7 2 £43,000 -21.81%
Newport - 2 £31,663 -
South Wales - 2 £31,663 -
Wales - 2 £31,663 -
Scotland +12 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £31,500 -
Southampton - 1 £31,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 83 (100.00%) Unix
2 79 (95.18%) Linux
3 29 (34.94%) Perl
4 26 (31.33%) Red Hat
4 26 (31.33%) Puppet
5 25 (30.12%) VMware
6 22 (26.51%) DNS
7 21 (25.30%) AIX
7 21 (25.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (24.10%) Oracle
8 20 (24.10%) Ubuntu
9 18 (21.69%) ITIL
9 18 (21.69%) Python
10 17 (20.48%) Configuration Management
10 17 (20.48%) Docker
11 16 (19.28%) IBM
12 14 (16.87%) Solaris
13 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (15.66%) Bash Shell
14 12 (14.46%) Ansible
15 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (13.25%) Finance
15 11 (13.25%) Ruby
15 11 (13.25%) Apache
15 11 (13.25%) Java
16 10 (12.05%) Shell Script
16 10 (12.05%) DevOps
17 9 (10.84%) EMC
17 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
17 9 (10.84%) MySQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (13.25%) Apache
2 8 (9.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.23%) nginx
4 4 (4.82%) CMS
4 4 (4.82%) Drupal
4 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.61%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.61%) Eucalyptus
5 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.82%) G Suite
2 4 (4.82%) IaaS
2 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) PaaS
2 4 (4.82%) SaaS
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.51%) DNS
2 8 (9.64%) DHCP
2 8 (9.64%) HTTP
2 8 (9.64%) SAN
2 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.23%) SSL
4 4 (4.82%) BGP
4 4 (4.82%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.82%) LDAP
4 4 (4.82%) Network Security
4 4 (4.82%) SMTP
5 3 (3.61%) Firewall
5 3 (3.61%) SSH
6 2 (2.41%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.20%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) MySQL
2 8 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.61%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.20%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Front Office
3 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.82%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (3.61%) J2EE
3 3 (3.61%) LAMP
3 3 (3.61%) Lucene
3 3 (3.61%) OpenJDK
4 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) Sass
4 2 (2.41%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.82%) Clustering
2 4 (4.82%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Unix
2 79 (95.18%) Linux
3 21 (25.30%) AIX
3 21 (25.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (24.10%) Ubuntu
5 14 (16.87%) Solaris
6 8 (9.64%) CentOS
6 8 (9.64%) Debian
6 8 (9.64%) Windows
7 6 (7.23%) CoreOS
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
9 4 (4.82%) HPUX
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.20%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Configuration Management
3 10 (12.05%) DevOps
4 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.64%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.23%) Change Management
7 5 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.82%) Content Management
8 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.82%) Release Management
9 3 (3.61%) Database Tuning
9 3 (3.61%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.61%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.41%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) Perl
2 18 (21.69%) Python
3 13 (15.66%) Bash Shell
4 11 (13.25%) Java
4 11 (13.25%) Ruby
5 10 (12.05%) Shell Script
6 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.43%) C
8 6 (7.23%) Go
9 3 (3.61%) PHP
10 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.41%) SQL
11 1 (1.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) RHCE
3 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.48%) Docker
2 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.64%) KVM
4 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (8.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (7.23%) etcd
5 6 (7.23%) LXC
6 5 (6.02%) NFS
7 4 (4.82%) Samba
7 4 (4.82%) Xen
8 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.41%) Postfix
9 2 (2.41%) vCloud
9 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.41%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.20%) Cronacle
10 1 (1.20%) Squid
10 1 (1.20%) Varnish
10 1 (1.20%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 26 (31.33%) Puppet
2 12 (14.46%) Ansible
3 7 (8.43%) Nagios
3 7 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.23%) Consul
4 6 (7.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (7.23%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.61%) Grafana
6 3 (3.61%) Icinga
7 2 (2.41%) Control-M
7 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.20%) Cacti
8 1 (1.20%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.20%) OpenView
8 1 (1.20%) Rundeck
8 1 (1.20%) SCCM
8 1 (1.20%) SCOM
8 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Red Hat
2 25 (30.12%) VMware
3 20 (24.10%) Oracle
4 16 (19.28%) IBM
5 9 (10.84%) EMC
6 8 (9.64%) Veritas
7 6 (7.23%) Infoblox
7 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.02%) HP
8 5 (6.02%) Sun
9 4 (4.82%) Google
10 3 (3.61%) Dell
10 3 (3.61%) Juniper
11 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.41%) NetApp
11 2 (2.41%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.41%) Sybase
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago