The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
Rank 818 887 834
Rank change year-on-year +69 -53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 39 61 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.059% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.061% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 30 47 111
Median salary £40,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,883 £34,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £66,950
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.15% -5.00%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 18 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 24 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 +79 39 £40,750 -18.50% 4
London +60 24 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South East +68 11 £33,000 -17.50% 2
City of London +51 6 £57,500 - 1
Brighton +20 4 £33,000 +10.00%
East Sussex +9 4 £33,000 +10.00%
North West - 4 £36,500 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £65,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £30,000 -
Kent - 2 £39,000 -
Winchester - 2 £30,000 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £36,500 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +37 1 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Windsor - 1 £47,500 - 1
Oxford - 1 £35,000 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 91 (100.00%) Unix
2 85 (93.41%) Linux
3 42 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 33 (36.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (35.16%) VMware
6 30 (32.97%) Solaris
6 30 (32.97%) Bash Shell
6 30 (32.97%) Puppet
7 29 (31.87%) Perl
8 26 (28.57%) Ubuntu
9 25 (27.47%) Veritas
10 24 (26.37%) Finance
11 22 (24.18%) Python
12 21 (23.08%) Docker
13 20 (21.98%) Shell Script
14 18 (19.78%) Configuration Management
14 18 (19.78%) Oracle
15 17 (18.68%) SAN
15 17 (18.68%) DNS
15 17 (18.68%) Ansible
16 16 (17.58%) Telecoms
17 15 (16.48%) Problem Management
18 14 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
19 12 (13.19%) AIX
19 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 11 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
20 11 (12.09%) Windows
21 10 (10.99%) Clustering
21 10 (10.99%) NetBackup

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (9.89%) Apache
2 4 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.40%) nginx
2 4 (4.40%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.30%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.30%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.20%) CMS
4 2 (2.20%) Drupal
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (1.10%) lighttpd
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.68%) DNS
1 17 (18.68%) SAN
2 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.59%) HTTP
4 5 (5.49%) DHCP
5 4 (4.40%) BGP
5 4 (4.40%) Firewall
5 4 (4.40%) LDAP
5 4 (4.40%) Network Security
5 4 (4.40%) SMTP
5 4 (4.40%) SSL
6 3 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (3.30%) InfiniBand
6 3 (3.30%) IPsec
6 3 (3.30%) ISDN
6 3 (3.30%) SSH
6 3 (3.30%) VLAN
6 3 (3.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) MySQL
2 5 (5.49%) OLTP
2 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) VLDB
3 3 (3.30%) MarkLogic
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) Subversion
2 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (26.37%) Finance
2 16 (17.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Back Office
4 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Games
5 3 (3.30%) Front Office
6 2 (2.20%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.30%) J2EE
2 3 (3.30%) Lucene
2 3 (3.30%) OpenJDK
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 2 (2.20%) Sass
4 1 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Clustering
2 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Fintech
4 4 (4.40%) Online Games
5 3 (3.30%) EFT
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Unix
2 85 (93.41%) Linux
3 33 (36.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (32.97%) Solaris
5 26 (28.57%) Ubuntu
6 12 (13.19%) AIX
7 11 (12.09%) Windows
8 8 (8.79%) Debian
9 6 (6.59%) CentOS
9 6 (6.59%) CoreOS
10 5 (5.49%) SUSE
10 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
11 3 (3.30%) HPUX
12 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.10%) FreeBSD
13 1 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Configuration Management
2 15 (16.48%) Problem Management
3 11 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.89%) ITIL
5 8 (8.79%) Performance Management
5 8 (8.79%) Security Management
6 6 (6.59%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.59%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.49%) Line Management
8 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.40%) Change Management
8 4 (4.40%) High Availability
8 4 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.30%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.30%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.30%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.97%) Bash Shell
2 29 (31.87%) Perl
3 22 (24.18%) Python
4 20 (21.98%) Shell Script
5 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.79%) Java
6 8 (8.79%) Ruby
7 6 (6.59%) C
7 6 (6.59%) Go
8 5 (5.49%) Korn
9 2 (2.20%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.20%) PHP
9 2 (2.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.08%) Docker
2 14 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.79%) KVM
5 7 (7.69%) LXC
6 6 (6.59%) etcd
6 6 (6.59%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (4.40%) NFS
7 4 (4.40%) Xen
8 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.30%) iptables
8 3 (3.30%) pfSense
8 3 (3.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (2.20%) Postfix
9 2 (2.20%) Samba
9 2 (2.20%) vCloud
9 2 (2.20%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
10 1 (1.10%) PowerHA
10 1 (1.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 30 (32.97%) Puppet
2 17 (18.68%) Ansible
3 10 (10.99%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (6.59%) Consul
5 6 (6.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (6.59%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.49%) Nagios
6 5 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.20%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.20%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Cacti
8 1 (1.10%) Control-M
8 1 (1.10%) Kibana
8 1 (1.10%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Red Hat
2 32 (35.16%) VMware
3 25 (27.47%) Veritas
4 18 (19.78%) Oracle
5 8 (8.79%) Sun
6 7 (7.69%) EMC
6 7 (7.69%) HP
6 7 (7.69%) IBM
7 6 (6.59%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco
8 3 (3.30%) Sybase
8 3 (3.30%) Symantec
9 2 (2.20%) ANSYS
9 2 (2.20%) BMC
9 2 (2.20%) Brocade
9 2 (2.20%) Dell
9 2 (2.20%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.20%) Rackspace
9 2 (2.20%) SAP
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