Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 207 178
Rank change year-on-year +8 -29 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,532 2,458 3,425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.71% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.78% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 2,160 2,849
Median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% - -
10th Percentile £26,325 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 85,997 138,133 166,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.03% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 69,013 109,772 134,978
Median annual salary £53,053 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.11% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,464 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 19 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 28 May 2020. 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 +7 1,407 £45,000 +3.45% 150
UK excluding London +15 877 £40,000 - 129
London -9 615 £50,000 +3.09% 42
South East -8 271 £41,947 +2.94% 34
North of England +28 192 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Midlands +50 150 £43,000 +14.67% 18
West Midlands +74 103 £47,000 +25.33% 11
East of England +63 94 £40,000 +1.27% 11
Yorkshire +25 83 £40,000 +6.67% 5
South West +23 83 £35,750 -14.88% 21
North West +20 73 £45,000 +3.45% 16
Work from Home +53 62 £45,000 -5.26% 28
East Midlands +28 47 £36,250 -6.45% 7
Wales +12 40 £36,158 +3.31% 13
North East +26 36 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Scotland +12 35 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Northern Ireland +12 8 £27,000 -28.00%
Channel Islands - 5 £47,500 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, Administrator job roles required the following IT skills 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.

1 524 (34.20%) Windows
2 494 (32.25%) Microsoft
3 417 (27.22%) Linux
4 412 (26.89%) SQL
5 347 (22.65%) VMware
6 343 (22.39%) SQL Server
7 327 (21.34%) Active Directory
8 293 (19.13%) Azure
9 286 (18.67%) Finance
10 253 (16.51%) Windows Server
11 234 (15.27%) ITIL
12 233 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 216 (14.10%) PowerShell
14 206 (13.45%) Office 365
14 206 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
15 189 (12.34%) AWS
16 182 (11.88%) Degree
17 175 (11.42%) DevOps
18 164 (10.70%) Python
19 149 (9.73%) DNS
20 147 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
21 137 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
22 134 (8.75%) Ansible
23 130 (8.49%) Performance Tuning
24 128 (8.36%) Firewall
25 127 (8.29%) Red Hat
26 121 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
27 119 (7.77%) SCCM
28 116 (7.57%) Salesforce.com
28 116 (7.57%) Oracle

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 92 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 79 (5.16%) MS Exchange
3 49 (3.20%) Confluence
4 40 (2.61%) OpenStack
5 36 (2.35%) IIS
6 30 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.57%) Apache
8 21 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.11%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (0.85%) nginx
13 11 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.46%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.39%) WildFly
18 5 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 83 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.85%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 28 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.50%) NetSuite
3 22 (1.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) Shopify
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.065%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.065%) Magento
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 293 (19.13%) Azure
2 206 (13.45%) Office 365
3 189 (12.34%) AWS
4 69 (4.50%) Power Platform
5 52 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
5 52 (3.39%) SaaS
6 43 (2.81%) GCP
7 39 (2.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 34 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (1.89%) IaaS
9 29 (1.89%) PaaS
10 26 (1.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 25 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (1.50%) OneDrive
13 19 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (0.85%) G Suite
14 13 (0.85%) PowerApps
15 12 (0.78%) Mimecast
16 11 (0.72%) GitHub
17 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 149 (9.73%) DNS
2 128 (8.36%) Firewall
3 89 (5.81%) DHCP
4 76 (4.96%) WAN
5 74 (4.83%) LAN
6 67 (4.37%) SAN
7 64 (4.18%) TCP/IP
8 62 (4.05%) VPN
9 41 (2.68%) VoIP
10 31 (2.02%) Skype
11 30 (1.96%) Internet
12 29 (1.89%) VLAN
13 27 (1.76%) Wireless
14 21 (1.37%) Network Security
14 21 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.24%) FTP
16 17 (1.11%) HTTP
17 16 (1.04%) BGP
17 16 (1.04%) SSH
17 16 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 89 (5.81%) MySQL
5 73 (4.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 64 (4.18%) Oracle Database
7 55 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.46%) Power BI
9 49 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
10 38 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (2.09%) MongoDB
13 31 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
14 30 (1.96%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.70%) DB2
16 24 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (1.44%) Big Data
17 22 (1.44%) OLAP
18 19 (1.24%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 70 (4.57%) JIRA
2 59 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 29 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.57%) Bitbucket
5 15 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (0.98%) Subversion
6 11 (0.72%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.52%) GitLab
9 6 (0.39%) Selenium
10 5 (0.33%) PeopleTools
11 3 (0.20%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.20%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.13%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.065%) FishEye
13 1 (0.065%) Redmine
General
1 286 (18.67%) Finance
2 55 (3.59%) Marketing
3 53 (3.46%) Retail
4 42 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.68%) Law
6 32 (2.09%) Public Sector
7 29 (1.89%) Banking
8 25 (1.63%) Legal
9 24 (1.57%) Advertising
10 22 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.39%) Back Office
13 6 (0.39%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.26%) Games
15 4 (0.26%) Military
16 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.065%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.07%) Middleware
2 41 (2.68%) .NET
3 29 (1.89%) LAMP
3 29 (1.89%) XML
4 26 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
5 23 (1.50%) Web Services
6 21 (1.37%) Visualforce
7 17 (1.11%) LDAP
8 14 (0.91%) HTML
8 14 (0.91%) SAP Basis
9 12 (0.78%) YAML
10 11 (0.72%) EDI
11 9 (0.59%) CSS
11 9 (0.59%) Node.js
11 9 (0.59%) SOAP
12 8 (0.52%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.39%) Ajax
13 6 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (0.39%) WSDL
14 5 (0.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 147 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 92 (6.01%) Data Centre
4 59 (3.85%) Clustering
5 54 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (3.07%) Replication
7 26 (1.70%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.44%) iSeries
9 21 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 21 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (1.24%) CMDB
11 17 (1.11%) EMC VNX
12 16 (1.04%) AS400
12 16 (1.04%) Reinsurance
12 16 (1.04%) User Experience
13 14 (0.91%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.72%) Biotechnology
15 10 (0.65%) EPoS
16 8 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 524 (34.20%) Windows
2 417 (27.22%) Linux
3 253 (16.51%) Windows Server
4 98 (6.40%) Unix
5 83 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (4.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 62 (4.05%) Windows 10
9 60 (3.92%) CentOS
10 57 (3.72%) Ubuntu
11 25 (1.63%) Windows 7
12 24 (1.57%) Solaris
13 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
15 17 (1.11%) AIX
16 16 (1.04%) Debian
17 15 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (0.78%) Android
19 11 (0.72%) FreeBSD
19 11 (0.72%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (15.27%) ITIL
2 206 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
3 175 (11.42%) DevOps
4 137 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (8.49%) Performance Tuning
6 121 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 110 (7.18%) High Availability
8 105 (6.85%) CRM
9 98 (6.40%) Service Management
10 93 (6.07%) Change Management
11 90 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
12 88 (5.74%) Migration
13 78 (5.09%) Computer Science
14 75 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (4.05%) Configuration Management
16 60 (3.92%) Data Management
17 55 (3.59%) Problem Management
17 55 (3.59%) Project Management
18 52 (3.39%) Workflow
19 49 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 412 (26.89%) SQL
2 216 (14.10%) PowerShell
3 164 (10.70%) Python
4 104 (6.79%) Bash Shell
5 78 (5.09%) Shell Script
6 69 (4.50%) Java
7 67 (4.37%) JavaScript
8 63 (4.11%) T-SQL
9 46 (3.00%) Ruby
10 43 (2.81%) PHP
11 41 (2.68%) Perl
12 27 (1.76%) Apex Code
12 27 (1.76%) Go
13 26 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.63%) Groovy
14 25 (1.63%) Scala
15 21 (1.37%) C#
16 16 (1.04%) RPG
17 15 (0.98%) C
18 10 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 182 (11.88%) Degree
2 106 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 66 (4.31%) MCSA
5 51 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 49 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (3.13%) MCSE
8 40 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (2.42%) CCNA
11 20 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.91%) RHCE
14 13 (0.85%) CCA
15 11 (0.72%) RHCSA
16 10 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
17 9 (0.59%) MCITP
18 8 (0.52%) CCNP
19 6 (0.39%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.61%) SLA
2 42 (2.74%) QA
3 37 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.89%) GDPR
5 21 (1.37%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.17%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.59%) PMO
9 4 (0.26%) GxP
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.065%) IFRS
System Software
1 327 (21.34%) Active Directory
2 233 (15.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 71 (4.63%) Docker
5 46 (3.00%) vSphere
6 43 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (2.68%) XenApp
8 34 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (2.15%) Terminal Server
10 32 (2.09%) XenDesktop
11 22 (1.44%) KVM
12 15 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.85%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.65%) Firmware
16 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.52%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.46%) iptables
19 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
20 5 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 134 (8.75%) Ansible
2 119 (7.77%) SCCM
3 66 (4.31%) SCOM
4 65 (4.24%) Terraform
5 62 (4.05%) Puppet
6 54 (3.52%) Kubernetes
7 26 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (1.24%) WSUS
10 17 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 13 (0.85%) Avamar
11 13 (0.85%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.72%) Proxmox
12 11 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (0.65%) PowerCLI
13 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (0.59%) Kibana
14 9 (0.59%) logstash
14 9 (0.59%) Nagios
14 9 (0.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 494 (32.25%) Microsoft
2 347 (22.65%) VMware
3 127 (8.29%) Red Hat
4 116 (7.57%) Oracle
4 116 (7.57%) Salesforce.com
5 74 (4.83%) Citrix
5 74 (4.83%) ServiceNow
6 66 (4.31%) Cisco
7 42 (2.74%) Dell
8 36 (2.35%) HP
8 36 (2.35%) SAP
9 34 (2.22%) NetApp
10 32 (2.09%) EMC
11 30 (1.96%) Pardot
12 25 (1.63%) Veeam
13 23 (1.50%) Google
14 22 (1.44%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.24%) AppDynamics
15 19 (1.24%) CommVault
15 19 (1.24%) IBM