Period
to 14 December 2017

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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

Administrator
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 131 101
Rank change year-on-year -39 -30 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3753 4710 6106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.54% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.63% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3214 3901 5272
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,825 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +4.00%

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 172345 179092 208059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.52% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 138617 149527 173540
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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 -40 3542 £42,500 - 276
UK excluding London -23 2258 £40,000 +5.26% 186
London -58 1443 £47,500 -5.00% 102
South East -23 792 £40,000 -3.61% 55
North of England +3 568 £37,500 - 42
Yorkshire +52 309 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Midlands -15 290 £37,000 +5.71% 34
East of England -15 285 £35,500 -4.70% 18
North West -46 231 £37,500 +7.14% 24
South West -42 170 £35,000 +1.45% 25
West Midlands -16 166 £34,000 -8.11% 13
East Midlands -19 125 £40,000 +14.29% 21
Scotland +3 95 £40,000 +1.27% 9
Wales -28 41 £34,900 -6.93% 3
North East -21 30 £33,250 -16.88% 3
Northern Ireland -17 17 £30,000 -25.00%

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 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 Administrator in the job title.

1 1289 (34.35%) Linux
2 1149 (30.62%) Windows
3 989 (26.35%) SQL
4 982 (26.17%) Microsoft
5 882 (23.50%) SQL Server
6 700 (18.65%) Finance
7 626 (16.68%) VMware
8 606 (16.15%) Windows Server
9 596 (15.88%) Active Directory
10 492 (13.11%) ITIL
11 489 (13.03%) Firewall
12 451 (12.02%) PowerShell
13 449 (11.96%) Oracle
14 446 (11.88%) DevOps
15 433 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
16 419 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
17 408 (10.87%) MySQL
18 383 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 378 (10.07%) Unix
19 378 (10.07%) Puppet
20 371 (9.89%) Red Hat
21 368 (9.81%) DNS
22 361 (9.62%) Python
23 347 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
23 347 (9.25%) Ansible
24 342 (9.11%) Degree
25 338 (9.01%) Bash Shell
26 332 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
27 328 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 311 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 305 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 289 (7.70%) Apache
3 241 (6.42%) MS Exchange
4 168 (4.48%) IIS
5 131 (3.49%) nginx
6 91 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 87 (2.32%) Tomcat
8 70 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 51 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 50 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 43 (1.15%) CMS
11 43 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
12 42 (1.12%) Skype for Business
13 38 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 37 (0.99%) OpenStack
15 35 (0.93%) WebLogic
16 30 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
17 28 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
17 28 (0.75%) JBoss
18 22 (0.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 212 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 135 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 36 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.13%) PTC Creo
10 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.053%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.027%) Houdini
12 1 (0.027%) Maya
12 1 (0.027%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 95 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.33%) NetSuite
3 31 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 21 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
5 13 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.35%) HFM
6 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.21%) Relativity
8 7 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
8 7 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 7 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.16%) Magento
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.16%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.13%) SAP FI-AP
10 5 (0.13%) SAP FI-AR
10 5 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 419 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 304 (8.10%) Office 365
4 89 (2.37%) SaaS
5 53 (1.41%) IaaS
6 48 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (1.01%) PaaS
8 27 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 26 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 19 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 17 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.45%) Force.com
14 16 (0.43%) FinancialForce
14 16 (0.43%) GitHub
14 16 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (0.40%) OneDrive
16 13 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 489 (13.03%) Firewall
2 368 (9.81%) DNS
3 285 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 265 (7.06%) SAN
5 230 (6.13%) VPN
6 173 (4.61%) WAN
7 172 (4.58%) LAN
8 169 (4.50%) DHCP
9 120 (3.20%) Network Security
10 95 (2.53%) Internet
11 91 (2.42%) VLAN
12 75 (2.00%) HTTP
13 68 (1.81%) LDAP
14 65 (1.73%) NAS
15 60 (1.60%) VoIP
16 52 (1.39%) Intranet
17 51 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
18 47 (1.25%) SSL
19 45 (1.20%) BGP
20 42 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 882 (23.50%) SQL Server
2 408 (10.87%) MySQL
3 328 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 311 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 205 (5.46%) Oracle Database
6 185 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 178 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 150 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 138 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 119 (3.17%) MongoDB
11 117 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
12 114 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
13 111 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
14 106 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
15 101 (2.69%) Relational Database
16 97 (2.58%) Oracle Database 12c
17 91 (2.42%) NoSQL
18 73 (1.95%) RDBMS
19 50 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
20 47 (1.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 122 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 121 (3.22%) Git (software)
3 58 (1.55%) JIRA
4 53 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 48 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 28 (0.75%) MSBuild
7 28 (0.75%) Vagrant
8 24 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 24 (0.64%) Subversion
9 23 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (0.35%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.16%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.13%) Ant
13 5 (0.13%) Maven
13 5 (0.13%) tSQLt
14 4 (0.11%) GitLab
General
1 700 (18.65%) Finance
2 213 (5.68%) Banking
3 140 (3.73%) Marketing
4 119 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 99 (2.64%) Advertising
6 89 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 84 (2.24%) Retail
8 52 (1.39%) Electronics
8 52 (1.39%) Law
9 48 (1.28%) Games
10 47 (1.25%) Legal
11 39 (1.04%) Back Office
12 29 (0.77%) International Banking
13 23 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.45%) Military
15 16 (0.43%) Publishing
16 13 (0.35%) Billing
17 8 (0.21%) French Language
17 8 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (4.18%) LAMP
2 129 (3.44%) .NET
3 104 (2.77%) Web Services
4 84 (2.24%) LEMP Stack
5 81 (2.16%) HTML
6 71 (1.89%) Mason
7 67 (1.79%) CSS
8 48 (1.28%) Middleware
9 43 (1.15%) Visualforce
10 38 (1.01%) REST
11 36 (0.96%) XML
12 27 (0.72%) jQuery
13 20 (0.53%) POSIX
14 19 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
15 15 (0.40%) SAP Basis
16 13 (0.35%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.32%) COM
17 12 (0.32%) SOAP
18 11 (0.29%) HTML5
18 11 (0.29%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 229 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (5.86%) Clustering
3 176 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 171 (4.56%) Replication
5 169 (4.50%) Management Information System
6 162 (4.32%) Computer Science
7 67 (1.79%) Fintech
8 51 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
9 49 (1.31%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.01%) User Experience
11 29 (0.77%) Hedge funds
12 26 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 21 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 21 (0.56%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.45%) CMDB
15 16 (0.43%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.40%) Mobile App
16 15 (0.40%) NHS
17 14 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1289 (34.35%) Linux
2 1149 (30.62%) Windows
3 606 (16.15%) Windows Server
4 378 (10.07%) Unix
5 284 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 271 (7.22%) CentOS
7 258 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 229 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 203 (5.41%) Ubuntu
10 106 (2.82%) Debian
11 103 (2.74%) Windows 7
12 92 (2.45%) Windows 10
13 81 (2.16%) Solaris
14 79 (2.10%) AIX
15 43 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (0.69%) HPUX
16 26 (0.69%) Windows 8
17 22 (0.59%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.48%) CoreOS
19 16 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (13.11%) ITIL
2 446 (11.88%) DevOps
3 433 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 332 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 300 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
6 290 (7.73%) Configuration Management
7 283 (7.54%) High Availability
8 277 (7.38%) CRM
9 269 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
10 256 (6.82%) Migration
11 153 (4.08%) Service Management
12 136 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
13 132 (3.52%) E-Commerce
14 120 (3.20%) ERP
15 118 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
16 117 (3.12%) Change Management
17 111 (2.96%) Problem Management
18 106 (2.82%) Time Management
18 106 (2.82%) Workflow
19 103 (2.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 989 (26.35%) SQL
2 451 (12.02%) PowerShell
3 361 (9.62%) Python
4 338 (9.01%) Bash Shell
5 256 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 191 (5.09%) Shell Script
7 178 (4.74%) Perl
8 154 (4.10%) PHP
9 123 (3.28%) Java
10 108 (2.88%) JavaScript
11 99 (2.64%) Ruby
12 78 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 74 (1.97%) Apex Code
14 65 (1.73%) C#
15 62 (1.65%) C
16 41 (1.09%) VB
17 17 (0.45%) Korn
18 14 (0.37%) C++
18 14 (0.37%) VBA
19 12 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 342 (9.11%) Degree
2 263 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (3.89%) Security Cleared
4 137 (3.65%) MCSE
5 108 (2.88%) MCSA
6 91 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 79 (2.10%) CCNA
8 79 (2.10%) DV Cleared
9 63 (1.68%) SC Cleared
10 54 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
11 49 (1.31%) MCITP
11 49 (1.31%) OCP
12 43 (1.15%) MCP
13 37 (0.99%) RHCE
14 30 (0.80%) CCNP
15 28 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (0.67%) CISSP
17 24 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
18 18 (0.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (4.34%) SLA
2 61 (1.63%) QA
3 44 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 40 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 33 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 33 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.85%) PMO
7 29 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 18 (0.48%) GDPR
9 9 (0.24%) COBIT
10 7 (0.19%) GCP
11 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.13%) GxP
12 5 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.053%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.027%) DICOM
14 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.027%) TickIT
System Software
1 596 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 383 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 199 (5.30%) Docker
5 104 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
6 76 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
7 70 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (1.76%) vSphere
9 53 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
10 51 (1.36%) NFS
11 48 (1.28%) iptables
12 35 (0.93%) KVM
13 34 (0.91%) XenApp
14 22 (0.59%) Terminal Services
15 21 (0.56%) Xen
16 16 (0.43%) Samba
16 16 (0.43%) XenDesktop
17 15 (0.40%) XenServer
18 13 (0.35%) LXC
19 12 (0.32%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 378 (10.07%) Puppet
2 347 (9.25%) Ansible
3 226 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
4 137 (3.65%) Nagios
5 130 (3.46%) SCCM
6 93 (2.48%) Kubernetes
7 71 (1.89%) Data Guard
8 67 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
9 58 (1.55%) SCOM
10 51 (1.36%) Terraform
11 43 (1.15%) Salt
12 42 (1.12%) ZABBIX
13 33 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 30 (0.80%) HAProxy
15 29 (0.77%) WSUS
16 26 (0.69%) Cacti
17 23 (0.61%) NetBackup
18 22 (0.59%) CFEngine
19 21 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
20 20 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 982 (26.17%) Microsoft
2 626 (16.68%) VMware
3 449 (11.96%) Oracle
4 371 (9.89%) Red Hat
5 270 (7.19%) Cisco
6 254 (6.77%) Salesforce.com
7 146 (3.89%) HP
8 131 (3.49%) Citrix
9 115 (3.06%) SAP
10 87 (2.32%) IBM
11 65 (1.73%) Google
12 53 (1.41%) NetApp
13 52 (1.39%) Juniper
13 52 (1.39%) SolarWinds
14 49 (1.31%) EMC
14 49 (1.31%) Veeam
15 44 (1.17%) F5
16 38 (1.01%) RedGate
16 38 (1.01%) ServiceNow
17 37 (0.99%) Sybase