Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Windows Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 957 881 860
Rank change year-on-year -76 -21 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 191 309 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 163 267 397
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,500 £56,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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
London -79 116 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South East +38 36 £41,250 +1.85% 2
East of England +35 21 £32,500 -21.21% 1
North of England -15 11 £30,500 -12.86%
Midlands +26 7 £42,500 +13.33%
North West -7 6 £29,250 -18.75%
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
South West +27 3 £42,500 +30.77%
North East - 3 £60,000 -
East Midlands +19 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +9 2 £28,750 -17.86%
Windows Administrator
UK

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Windows 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 across the England region featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (66.49%) Windows Server
3 107 (56.02%) Active Directory
4 92 (48.17%) VMware
5 80 (41.88%) PowerShell
5 80 (41.88%) Microsoft
6 69 (36.13%) SQL Server
7 68 (35.60%) Office 365
8 67 (35.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 60 (31.41%) MS Exchange
11 58 (30.37%) Linux
12 55 (28.80%) Finance
13 50 (26.18%) Firewall
14 49 (25.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (25.13%) Degree
15 48 (25.13%) Windows 7
16 47 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 47 (24.61%) Hyper-V
17 45 (23.56%) DNS
18 43 (22.51%) Windows 10
19 39 (20.42%) VPN
20 35 (18.32%) ITIL
21 33 (17.28%) SAN
22 32 (16.75%) SQL
23 29 (15.18%) TCP/IP
24 28 (14.66%) Cisco
25 25 (13.09%) SharePoint
26 22 (11.52%) DHCP
27 20 (10.47%) Citrix

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 60 (31.41%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.09%) SharePoint
3 17 (8.90%) IIS
4 16 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.62%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.09%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.57%) Apache
10 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.52%) CMS
11 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.52%) nginx
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 68 (35.60%) Office 365
2 47 (24.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (7.85%) PaaS
4 14 (7.33%) IaaS
5 12 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (5.24%) SaaS
7 2 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.18%) Firewall
2 45 (23.56%) DNS
3 39 (20.42%) VPN
4 33 (17.28%) SAN
5 29 (15.18%) TCP/IP
6 22 (11.52%) DHCP
7 16 (8.38%) WAN
8 14 (7.33%) LAN
8 14 (7.33%) VLAN
9 9 (4.71%) IPsec
10 8 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.66%) Wireless
12 6 (3.14%) SSL
13 5 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.62%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.09%) Network Security
14 4 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (1.57%) Skype
15 3 (1.57%) SMS
16 2 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (36.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (2.62%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) NuGet
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 55 (28.80%) Finance
2 10 (5.24%) Banking
3 7 (3.66%) Law
4 5 (2.62%) Legal
5 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.57%) Local Government
7 2 (1.05%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.28%) XML
2 5 (2.62%) .NET
3 3 (1.57%) Middleware
3 3 (1.57%) Web Services
4 2 (1.05%) COM
4 2 (1.05%) LAMP
5 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.52%) PHP-FPM
5 1 (0.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.47%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.14%) Replication
5 5 (2.62%) Clustering
5 5 (2.62%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.62%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.57%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (66.49%) Windows Server
3 67 (35.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (30.37%) Linux
5 49 (25.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (25.13%) Windows 7
7 43 (22.51%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.71%) Unix
8 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.57%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.05%) CentOS
13 2 (1.05%) Debian
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.32%) ITIL
2 18 (9.42%) Migration
2 18 (9.42%) Quantitative Trading
3 15 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (6.81%) Wealth Management
5 12 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (6.28%) DevOps
6 11 (5.76%) B2C
6 11 (5.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (5.76%) Software Architecture
7 10 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.71%) High Availability
9 7 (3.66%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.66%) Task Automation
10 6 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.14%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.14%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.14%) Security Architecture
10 6 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (41.88%) PowerShell
2 32 (16.75%) SQL
3 12 (6.28%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.14%) C
4 6 (3.14%) Python
5 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.57%) C#
7 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) Java
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (25.13%) Degree
2 16 (8.38%) MCSE
2 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.14%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (3.14%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.14%) Security+ Certification
5 5 (2.62%) MCP
6 4 (2.09%) MCSA
7 3 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.05%) MCSD
8 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.05%) RHCE
9 1 (0.52%) CCNA
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.52%) HND
9 1 (0.52%) MCITP
9 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (56.02%) Active Directory
2 66 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (24.61%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.95%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.28%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (5.76%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (5.76%) vSphere
7 6 (3.14%) XenApp
8 3 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.05%) KVM
9 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.52%) Docker
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) SCCM
2 11 (5.76%) Opsview
3 10 (5.24%) WSUS
4 7 (3.66%) SCOM
5 6 (3.14%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.62%) Ansible
6 5 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.62%) Puppet
7 4 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.09%) PowerCLI
7 4 (2.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.05%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.05%) vRealize
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (48.17%) VMware
2 80 (41.88%) Microsoft
3 28 (14.66%) Cisco
4 20 (10.47%) Citrix
5 11 (5.76%) HP
6 8 (4.19%) McAfee
6 8 (4.19%) Veeam
7 7 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.66%) Symantec
8 6 (3.14%) NetApp
8 6 (3.14%) Splunk
9 4 (2.09%) EMC
9 4 (2.09%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.05%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.05%) Brocade
10 2 (1.05%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.05%) F5
10 2 (1.05%) Google
10 2 (1.05%) IBM
10 2 (1.05%) Juniper