Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Unix Systems Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1158 1157 1190
Rank change year-on-year -1 +33 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 31 80 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.044% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 23 75 92
UK median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.91% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £39,200 £37,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £81,000 £84,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -11.11%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Unix Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -12 22 £60,000 +9.09% 3
London -17 14 £70,000 +16.67% 2
UK excluding London +15 12 £40,000 -20.00% 1
South East +23 5 £38,500 -23.00% 1
Scotland -14 4 £40,000 -20.00%
North of England - 2 £47,000 -
South West +8 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire - 1 £49,000 -
North West - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Unix Systems Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (87.10%) Linux
3 15 (48.39%) Puppet
4 13 (41.94%) Python
5 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 11 (35.48%) AIX
6 10 (32.26%) Ruby
7 9 (29.03%) Solaris
7 9 (29.03%) IBM
7 9 (29.03%) Ansible
8 8 (25.81%) DevOps
8 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.81%) VMware
8 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
9 7 (22.58%) Perl
9 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
9 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (19.35%) Subversion
10 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (16.13%) SAN
11 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
11 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
12 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
12 4 (12.90%) DNS
12 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (12.90%) C#

Unix Systems Engineer 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 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) IaaS
2 3 (9.68%) PaaS
2 3 (9.68%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) SAN
3 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) Kerberos
3 4 (12.90%) LDAP
4 3 (9.68%) BGP
4 3 (9.68%) Multicast
4 3 (9.68%) NAS
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security
4 3 (9.68%) OSPF
4 3 (9.68%) SNMP
4 3 (9.68%) tcpdump
4 3 (9.68%) VLAN
5 2 (6.45%) HTTP
5 2 (6.45%) SMTP
5 2 (6.45%) SSH
6 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
1 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.23%) InfluxDB
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Redis
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (19.35%) Subversion
4 4 (12.90%) GitLab
5 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.23%) Gerrit
6 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Django
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (3.23%) LAMP
3 1 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.23%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.45%) Derivative
1 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.23%) Fintech
2 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (87.10%) Linux
3 11 (35.48%) AIX
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) Solaris
5 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Debian
6 3 (9.68%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
6 3 (9.68%) VMS
7 2 (6.45%) CentOS
8 1 (3.23%) FreeBSD
8 1 (3.23%) HPUX
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
1 8 (25.81%) DevOps
2 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.68%) Microservices
3 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Task Automation
3 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
3 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Web Operations
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Python
2 10 (32.26%) Ruby
3 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.90%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) Java
6 3 (9.68%) C
6 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) RHCE
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.68%) Ceph
4 1 (3.23%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) GPFS
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) LXC
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) Puppet
2 9 (29.03%) Ansible
3 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (9.68%) Rsyslog
5 2 (6.45%) CFEngine
5 2 (6.45%) Nagios
5 2 (6.45%) Salt
6 1 (3.23%) BladeLogic
6 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
6 1 (3.23%) collectd
6 1 (3.23%) Nessus
6 1 (3.23%) rkt
6 1 (3.23%) Terraform
6 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.23%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) IBM
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Solace
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Sybase
6 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.23%) Veritas