Administrator
UK

The median Administrator salary in the UK is £35,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

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

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 155 254 307
Rank change year-on-year +99 +53 -48
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,929 1,431 2,250
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.47% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.61% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,446 969 1,218
10th Percentile £22,044 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £25,000 £36,250 £33,975
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,995 £42,500 £40,314
% change year-on-year -17.66% +5.42% +0.79%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,915 88,821 160,028
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 91.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69,754 56,171 84,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Salary trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 17 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +100 1,730 £35,000 -26.32% 820
UK excluding London +85 1,572 £34,995 -17.66% 753
Work from Home +27 506 £45,000 -10.00% 205
South East +58 438 £35,000 -22.22% 176
North of England +64 315 £30,000 -29.41% 188
London +27 294 £46,719 -22.14% 115
South West +42 276 £32,000 -26.01% 130
Midlands +58 250 £37,500 -3.23% 135
North West +59 163 £30,000 -36.84% 97
East of England +75 148 £30,000 -11.76% 88
West Midlands +35 139 £40,000 - 64
Scotland -20 112 £35,000 -17.65% 42
East Midlands +40 111 £37,500 +20.97% 72
Yorkshire +84 104 £34,000 -15.00% 64
North East -6 48 £27,500 -42.31% 29
Wales -1 28 £48,000 +35.21% 24
Northern Ireland +29 5 - - 4

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Administrator job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 650 (33.70%) Social Skills
2 626 (32.45%) Microsoft
3 322 (16.69%) Customer Service
4 321 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
5 318 (16.49%) Windows
6 304 (15.76%) Azure
7 303 (15.71%) Finance
8 289 (14.98%) SQL
9 250 (12.96%) Linux
10 219 (11.35%) Microsoft 365
11 209 (10.83%) Security Cleared
12 207 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
13 194 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
14 182 (9.43%) SharePoint
15 177 (9.18%) SQL Server
16 173 (8.97%) Active Directory
17 168 (8.71%) PowerShell
18 158 (8.19%) VMware
19 150 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
20 146 (7.57%) Degree
21 145 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
22 142 (7.36%) Oracle
23 135 (7.00%) Retail
24 129 (6.69%) Windows Server
25 124 (6.43%) Organisational Skills
26 122 (6.32%) Agile
27 121 (6.27%) Project Management
28 119 (6.17%) Time Management
29 116 (6.01%) ITIL
30 104 (5.39%) DV Cleared

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 182 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.70%) Microsoft Exchange
3 26 (1.35%) CMS
4 9 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (0.47%) SAS
5 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.31%) Apache
6 6 (0.31%) IIS
6 6 (0.31%) WordPress
7 5 (0.26%) Confluence
8 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.16%) Drupal
9 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.16%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.16%) Moodle
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.16%) WildFly
10 1 (0.052%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.052%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 207 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 194 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
4 33 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) Trello
6 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.10%) FileZilla
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.052%) 1Password
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.052%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.14%) NEC Housing
2 20 (1.04%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.47%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.26%) Magento
6 4 (0.21%) BASE24
6 4 (0.21%) Maximo
6 4 (0.21%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.16%) iTrent
7 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.16%) Raiser’s Edge
7 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.10%) Salesforce CRM
8 2 (0.10%) Shopify
9 1 (0.052%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.052%) Primavera
9 1 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 304 (15.76%) Azure
2 219 (11.35%) Microsoft 365
3 91 (4.72%) Power Platform
4 79 (4.10%) AWS
5 62 (3.21%) Entra ID
6 28 (1.45%) SaaS
7 27 (1.40%) GCP
8 25 (1.30%) OneDrive
9 23 (1.19%) Power Automate
10 19 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (0.93%) WhatsApp
12 15 (0.78%) OCI
13 12 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.62%) PowerApps
13 12 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 10 (0.52%) Azure DevOps
15 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.36%) IaaS
16 7 (0.36%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.98%) Intranet
2 86 (4.46%) Firewall
3 77 (3.99%) DNS
4 54 (2.80%) LAN
4 54 (2.80%) WAN
5 53 (2.75%) DHCP
6 49 (2.54%) TCP/IP
7 44 (2.28%) SAN
8 26 (1.35%) VPN
9 21 (1.09%) NAS
10 20 (1.04%) VLAN
11 17 (0.88%) Internet
11 17 (0.88%) VSAN
12 13 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (0.67%) SSL
12 13 (0.67%) Wireless
13 10 (0.52%) BIG-IP
13 10 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (0.47%) Wireshark
15 8 (0.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.41%) Power BI
3 65 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (2.64%) Oracle Database
7 50 (2.59%) MongoDB
8 39 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (1.76%) MySQL
10 23 (1.19%) Relational Database
11 22 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 19 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.57%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.36%) Ingres
15 7 (0.36%) NonStop SQL
16 5 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.26%) EDMS
16 5 (0.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 28 (1.45%) Git
2 17 (0.88%) JIRA
3 8 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.36%) Mercurial
5 6 (0.31%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.052%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.052%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.052%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.052%) Subversion
9 1 (0.052%) Visual Studio
General
1 650 (33.70%) Social Skills
2 303 (15.71%) Finance
3 150 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (7.00%) Retail
5 124 (6.43%) Organisational Skills
6 89 (4.61%) Marketing
7 68 (3.53%) Manufacturing
8 57 (2.95%) Legal
9 49 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 43 (2.23%) Public Sector
11 37 (1.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 33 (1.71%) Local Government
13 32 (1.66%) Back Office
13 32 (1.66%) Law
14 27 (1.40%) Banking
14 27 (1.40%) Police
15 22 (1.14%) Billing
16 16 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.73%) German Language
18 12 (0.62%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.71%) HTML
2 25 (1.30%) CSS
3 14 (0.73%) EDI
4 12 (0.62%) REST
5 10 (0.52%) XML
6 9 (0.47%) .NET
6 9 (0.47%) Lightning Web Components
7 8 (0.41%) 802.1X
7 8 (0.41%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.21%) Middleware
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.16%) JSON
9 3 (0.16%) SOAP
9 3 (0.16%) Visualforce
9 3 (0.16%) Web Services
10 2 (0.10%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.10%) Itk
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
2 75 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 69 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.85%) Driving Licence
5 46 (2.38%) Replication
6 35 (1.81%) PKI
7 27 (1.40%) Onboarding
8 23 (1.19%) Clustering
9 15 (0.78%) Blog
9 15 (0.78%) Learning Management System
9 15 (0.78%) PMI
9 15 (0.78%) Social Media
10 13 (0.67%) Digital Signage
10 13 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (0.57%) NHS
11 11 (0.57%) Wiki
12 9 (0.47%) AS400
12 9 (0.47%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 318 (16.49%) Windows
2 250 (12.96%) Linux
3 129 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 78 (4.04%) CentOS
5 71 (3.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 71 (3.68%) Windows Server 2019
6 57 (2.95%) Unix
6 57 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (2.75%) Windows 10
8 48 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 20 (1.04%) Android
11 18 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.78%) Debian
13 14 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.73%) SUSE
14 13 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.52%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (16.69%) Customer Service
2 321 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
3 122 (6.32%) Agile
4 121 (6.27%) Project Management
5 119 (6.17%) Time Management
6 116 (6.01%) ITIL
7 99 (5.13%) CRM
8 93 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
9 92 (4.77%) Migration
10 87 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
11 76 (3.94%) Cybersecurity
12 71 (3.68%) Agile Project Management
13 70 (3.63%) Performance Monitoring
14 69 (3.58%) User Experience
15 68 (3.53%) ERP
16 67 (3.47%) Mentoring
17 58 (3.01%) Logistics
18 56 (2.90%) Collaborative Working
19 55 (2.85%) Data Management
19 55 (2.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 289 (14.98%) SQL
2 168 (8.71%) PowerShell
3 84 (4.35%) Bash
4 64 (3.32%) Python
5 60 (3.11%) T-SQL
6 28 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 19 (0.98%) Perl
9 9 (0.47%) C#
10 7 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.26%) Java
11 5 (0.26%) SAS Macro
12 4 (0.21%) AWK
12 4 (0.21%) RPG
12 4 (0.21%) VBA
13 3 (0.16%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.16%) CQL
13 3 (0.16%) PHP
13 3 (0.16%) sed
14 2 (0.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 209 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 146 (7.57%) Degree
3 104 (5.39%) DV Cleared
4 70 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 59 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (2.64%) DBS Check
7 40 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
8 34 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (0.88%) OCP
10 15 (0.78%) CCNA
10 15 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.62%) HNC
12 11 (0.57%) Azure Certification
13 10 (0.52%) CCNP
14 8 (0.41%) OCA
15 7 (0.36%) MCSA
15 7 (0.36%) MCSE
15 7 (0.36%) RHCE
16 6 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.37%) QA
2 43 (2.23%) SLA
3 35 (1.81%) Accessibility
4 28 (1.45%) GDPR
5 27 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 24 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (0.78%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.52%) PMO
10 8 (0.41%) ISO 14001
11 6 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.31%) GMP
12 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.10%) COSHH
14 2 (0.10%) NEBOSH
14 2 (0.10%) SOC 2
System Software
1 173 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 83 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 33 (1.71%) vSphere
5 32 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.30%) Docker
7 21 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.78%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.67%) Firmware
10 10 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.36%) XenApp
12 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.10%) KVM
15 2 (0.10%) Postfix
16 1 (0.052%) Dovecot
16 1 (0.052%) Lustre
16 1 (0.052%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 44 (2.28%) Ansible
2 34 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (1.19%) SCCM
3 23 (1.19%) SCOM
4 17 (0.88%) Puppet
4 17 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (0.57%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.36%) EMC VPLEX
8 7 (0.36%) Nagios
8 7 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.36%) WSUS
9 6 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.31%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.26%) Foglight
10 5 (0.26%) Progress Chef
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 626 (32.45%) Microsoft
2 158 (8.19%) VMware
3 142 (7.36%) Oracle
4 80 (4.15%) Red Hat
5 42 (2.18%) Citrix
5 42 (2.18%) Veeam
6 40 (2.07%) SAP
7 38 (1.97%) Salesforce
8 36 (1.87%) ServiceNow
9 30 (1.56%) Dell
10 28 (1.45%) NetApp
11 24 (1.24%) HP
11 24 (1.24%) NEC
12 22 (1.14%) Cisco
13 20 (1.04%) Google
14 16 (0.83%) IBM
15 13 (0.67%) Dynatrace
15 13 (0.67%) Riverbed
16 12 (0.62%) Epicor
17 11 (0.57%) Apple