Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1106 1117 1098
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 82 106 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.056% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.058% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 76 96 167
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.45% +0.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £49,750 £41,000
% change year-on-year -12.06% +21.34% -5.75%

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 171576 182627 210672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137617 152768 175132
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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 -21 61 £50,000 -2.44% 5
UK excluding London +29 49 £43,750 -12.06% 4
London -23 20 £62,500 +4.17% 1
East of England +17 13 £60,000 +29.73% 1
North of England +14 13 £43,000 +34.38% 1
South East +23 11 £50,000 -3.85% 2
North West +9 10 £43,500 +13.73% 1
Midlands +42 4 £45,000 +2.27%
Scotland -19 4 £41,500 +8.50%
West Midlands +23 3 £45,000 +2.27%
Yorkshire +22 3 £35,000 +12.90%
Wales - 3 £31,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £38,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 82 (100.00%) Unix
2 75 (91.46%) Linux
3 33 (40.24%) AIX
4 26 (31.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (31.71%) Python
4 26 (31.71%) Red Hat
5 22 (26.83%) IBM
6 21 (25.61%) Solaris
7 19 (23.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (21.95%) Perl
8 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
9 17 (20.73%) Oracle
9 17 (20.73%) Degree
10 16 (19.51%) Configuration Management
10 16 (19.51%) Puppet
11 15 (18.29%) DevOps
11 15 (18.29%) Ubuntu
12 14 (17.07%) Finance
12 14 (17.07%) CentOS
13 12 (14.63%) Open Source
13 12 (14.63%) Bash Shell
14 10 (12.20%) VMware
14 10 (12.20%) Docker
15 9 (10.98%) Mathematics
15 9 (10.98%) Physics
15 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
16 8 (9.76%) SSH
16 8 (9.76%) Banking
16 8 (9.76%) Debian
16 8 (9.76%) Windows

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 6 (7.32%) Apache
1 6 (7.32%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.88%) nginx
3 3 (3.66%) lighttpd
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.76%) SSH
3 7 (8.54%) Ethernet
4 6 (7.32%) NAS
4 6 (7.32%) SMS
5 5 (6.10%) DNS
5 5 (6.10%) SAN
6 4 (4.88%) Firewall
6 4 (4.88%) LDAP
6 4 (4.88%) VPN
7 3 (3.66%) HTTP
7 3 (3.66%) Network Security
7 3 (3.66%) SSL
7 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.44%) LAN
8 2 (2.44%) WAN
9 1 (1.22%) FTP
9 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.22%) SMTP
9 1 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.44%) Big Data
2 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) GitLab
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Front Office
3 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Web Services
2 3 (3.66%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.44%) Middleware
4 1 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
4 1 (1.22%) JSON
4 1 (1.22%) mod_perl
4 1 (1.22%) Mojolicious
4 1 (1.22%) Sass
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.54%) Clustering
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.66%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) Fintech
7 1 (1.22%) iPhone
7 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.22%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Unix
2 75 (91.46%) Linux
3 33 (40.24%) AIX
4 26 (31.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (25.61%) Solaris
6 15 (18.29%) Ubuntu
7 14 (17.07%) CentOS
8 8 (9.76%) Debian
8 8 (9.76%) Windows
9 7 (8.54%) CoreOS
10 6 (7.32%) HPUX
11 5 (6.10%) Windows Server
12 3 (3.66%) FreeBSD
12 3 (3.66%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (2.44%) SUSE
13 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (19.51%) Configuration Management
3 15 (18.29%) DevOps
4 12 (14.63%) Open Source
5 9 (10.98%) Mathematics
5 9 (10.98%) Physics
6 8 (9.76%) Prototyping
7 7 (8.54%) Server Building
7 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.32%) ITIL
9 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.10%) Performance Management
9 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.88%) Machine Learning
10 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.66%) Algorithmic Trading
11 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.66%) High Availability
11 3 (3.66%) Test Management
11 3 (3.66%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) Python
2 18 (21.95%) Perl
3 12 (14.63%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.66%) Ruby
5 3 (3.66%) SQL
6 2 (2.44%) C
6 2 (2.44%) Java
6 2 (2.44%) Korn
6 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.22%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.22%) AWK
7 1 (1.22%) C#
7 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) Degree
2 7 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.32%) RHCE
4 4 (4.88%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Docker
2 8 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) Ceph
4 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.66%) NFS
5 3 (3.66%) Postfix
5 3 (3.66%) Varnish
6 2 (2.44%) Samba
7 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.22%) vCloud
7 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (19.51%) Puppet
2 7 (8.54%) Kubernetes
3 6 (7.32%) Ansible
3 6 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.10%) Nagios
4 5 (6.10%) Terraform
5 3 (3.66%) Cacti
5 3 (3.66%) SCOM
5 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.22%) Grafana
6 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.22%) Munin
6 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.22%) Salt
6 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Red Hat
2 22 (26.83%) IBM
3 17 (20.73%) Oracle
4 10 (12.20%) VMware
5 8 (9.76%) NetApp
6 6 (7.32%) Veritas
7 5 (6.10%) HP
8 4 (4.88%) Sybase
9 3 (3.66%) Dell
9 3 (3.66%) Splunk
10 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.22%) CQG
11 1 (1.22%) CyberArk
11 1 (1.22%) Juniper
11 1 (1.22%) McAfee
11 1 (1.22%) Reuters
11 1 (1.22%) TippingPoint