Period
to 18 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 222 206
Rank change year-on-year -58 -16 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,501 800 2,408
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.58% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.67% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 646 2,004
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,063 £34,707 £32,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,625 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -

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 110,579 47,958 135,696
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.43% 94.81% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 76,938 39,636 109,301
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 18 September 2021.

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 18 September 2021. 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 -46 1,373 £45,000 -5.26% 403
UK excluding London -16 930 £40,250 +0.63% 283
London -154 459 £54,000 -1.82% 140
South East -19 260 £40,979 +9.28% 75
Work from Home -91 259 £47,500 +5.56% 64
North of England -23 235 £40,000 - 54
Midlands -22 158 £42,500 -7.10% 48
South West 0 151 £46,000 +2.22% 38
North West -1 139 £42,500 -15.00% 37
West Midlands -33 95 £40,000 -17.95% 28
Yorkshire -67 79 £40,000 +6.67% 13
East of England -89 69 £40,000 -2.44% 43
East Midlands -16 63 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Scotland -76 37 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Wales -37 26 £36,250 +2.11% 4
North East -31 17 £40,000 +21.21% 4
Northern Ireland -43 2 - - 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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.

1 500 (33.31%) Microsoft
2 416 (27.71%) Social Skills
3 415 (27.65%) SQL
4 414 (27.58%) Windows
5 350 (23.32%) Linux
6 302 (20.12%) Azure
7 299 (19.92%) Finance
8 282 (18.79%) SQL Server
9 237 (15.79%) Active Directory
10 227 (15.12%) Windows Server
11 226 (15.06%) PowerShell
12 214 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
13 193 (12.86%) Microsoft 365
14 184 (12.26%) Salesforce.com
15 180 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
16 172 (11.46%) AWS
17 169 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
18 154 (10.26%) Firewall
19 151 (10.06%) ITIL
20 148 (9.86%) Oracle
21 142 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
22 140 (9.33%) VMware
23 135 (8.99%) DNS
24 124 (8.26%) MySQL
25 121 (8.06%) Python
25 121 (8.06%) Degree
26 117 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
27 109 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 108 (7.20%) ERP
29 107 (7.13%) Microsoft Office

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
1 106 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 42 (2.80%) IIS
4 40 (2.66%) Apache
5 33 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (1.93%) Confluence
7 23 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.13%) nginx
9 16 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.00%) CMS
11 10 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.53%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.47%) SugarCRM
14 6 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.40%) WordPress
15 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.20%) JBoss
16 3 (0.20%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 107 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.67%) Siemens NX
7 8 (0.53%) InVision
7 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.27%) Maya
8 4 (0.27%) NUKE
9 3 (0.20%) Houdini
9 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
11 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 65 (4.33%) NetSuite
2 23 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.80%) Maximo
5 10 (0.67%) Teamcenter
6 8 (0.53%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.47%) JDE OneWorld
7 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.40%) Sage 1000
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.27%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.20%) Magento
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.20%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
10 3 (0.20%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 302 (20.12%) Azure
2 193 (12.86%) Microsoft 365
3 172 (11.46%) AWS
4 83 (5.53%) Power Platform
5 64 (4.26%) SaaS
6 63 (4.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 55 (3.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 52 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
10 32 (2.13%) PaaS
11 31 (2.07%) IaaS
12 27 (1.80%) GCP
12 27 (1.80%) GitHub
13 26 (1.73%) Force.com
14 23 (1.53%) OneDrive
15 20 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (1.13%) Azure Storage
17 16 (1.07%) PowerApps
18 15 (1.00%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 154 (10.26%) Firewall
2 135 (8.99%) DNS
3 92 (6.13%) DHCP
4 75 (5.00%) VPN
5 65 (4.33%) LAN
6 61 (4.06%) WAN
7 60 (4.00%) SAN
8 51 (3.40%) TCP/IP
9 29 (1.93%) Internet
10 28 (1.87%) VoIP
11 24 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (1.47%) SSL
13 16 (1.07%) NAS
14 15 (1.00%) Wireless
15 13 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (0.87%) Network Security
16 11 (0.73%) HTTP
16 11 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (0.73%) VLAN
17 10 (0.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 124 (8.26%) MySQL
3 109 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (6.66%) Data Warehouse
5 88 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (5.00%) Power BI
7 58 (3.86%) Oracle Database
8 57 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (3.20%) MongoDB
11 37 (2.47%) Relational Database
12 33 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 32 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 28 (1.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 27 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (1.60%) NoSQL
17 22 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (1.27%) SQL Server 2019
19 16 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
19 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 67 (4.46%) JIRA
2 51 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 25 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 22 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 20 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.73%) Subversion
9 9 (0.60%) GitLab
10 8 (0.53%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.53%) Axure RP
10 8 (0.53%) ERwin
11 7 (0.47%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.47%) ClearQuest
11 7 (0.47%) Redmine
11 7 (0.47%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.27%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 416 (27.71%) Social Skills
2 299 (19.92%) Finance
3 169 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (5.00%) Marketing
5 68 (4.53%) Retail
6 58 (3.86%) Public Sector
7 54 (3.60%) Telecoms
8 53 (3.53%) Manufacturing
9 47 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
10 46 (3.06%) Legal
11 31 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (2.07%) Publishing
12 30 (2.00%) Law
13 29 (1.93%) Banking
14 25 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
15 14 (0.93%) Games
16 13 (0.87%) Advertising
16 13 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
17 12 (0.80%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.73%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.53%) Web Services
2 32 (2.13%) .NET
3 31 (2.07%) HTML
4 25 (1.67%) XML
5 23 (1.53%) REST
6 21 (1.40%) CSS
7 18 (1.20%) EDI
7 18 (1.20%) LAMP
8 17 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (1.07%) Middleware
10 15 (1.00%) JSON
10 15 (1.00%) Visualforce
11 9 (0.60%) HTML5
12 8 (0.53%) CSS3
12 8 (0.53%) Kafka
13 7 (0.47%) SAML
14 5 (0.33%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.33%) SAP Basis
15 4 (0.27%) COM
16 3 (0.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
2 66 (4.40%) Clustering
3 56 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.46%) User Experience
5 42 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 42 (2.80%) Replication
6 40 (2.66%) Analytical Mindset
7 34 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (2.00%) Data Centre
10 13 (0.87%) Data Structures
10 13 (0.87%) FMCG
10 13 (0.87%) LIMS
11 11 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 11 (0.73%) Tandem
12 10 (0.67%) CMDB
12 10 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.60%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.47%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 414 (27.58%) Windows
2 350 (23.32%) Linux
3 227 (15.12%) Windows Server
4 106 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (6.06%) Unix
6 89 (5.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 86 (5.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 61 (4.06%) CentOS
9 53 (3.53%) Ubuntu
10 40 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (2.47%) Windows 10
12 24 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (1.27%) Solaris
14 17 (1.13%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.47%) Android
18 6 (0.40%) AIX
18 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
2 180 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
3 151 (10.06%) ITIL
4 142 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 108 (7.20%) ERP
7 106 (7.06%) CRM
8 102 (6.80%) Migration
9 99 (6.60%) Performance Tuning
10 97 (6.46%) Analytics
11 95 (6.33%) DevOps
12 92 (6.13%) Project Management
13 87 (5.80%) High Availability
14 78 (5.20%) Computer Science
15 77 (5.13%) ETL
16 74 (4.93%) Service Delivery
17 69 (4.60%) Data Analysis
18 68 (4.53%) Mentoring
19 63 (4.20%) Change Management
20 61 (4.06%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 415 (27.65%) SQL
2 226 (15.06%) PowerShell
3 121 (8.06%) Python
4 95 (6.33%) Bash Shell
5 86 (5.73%) T-SQL
6 45 (3.00%) Apex Code
7 43 (2.86%) C#
8 42 (2.80%) JavaScript
9 37 (2.47%) Java
10 36 (2.40%) Perl
10 36 (2.40%) VB
11 35 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 27 (1.80%) PHP
13 18 (1.20%) C
14 15 (1.00%) Go
15 11 (0.73%) VBScript
16 9 (0.60%) Ruby
16 9 (0.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (0.53%) PHP 7
17 8 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (8.06%) Degree
2 91 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (1.80%) MCSE
5 26 (1.73%) MCSA
6 24 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.73%) CCNA
10 11 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.60%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.53%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.53%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.47%) CIMA
13 7 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.47%) MCP
13 7 (0.47%) Postgraduate
14 6 (0.40%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.53%) SLA
2 52 (3.46%) QA
3 38 (2.53%) GDPR
4 32 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.73%) Accessibility
6 22 (1.47%) Data Quality
7 19 (1.27%) PMO
8 16 (1.07%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.60%) Good Clinical Practice
10 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.20%) IFRS
14 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.13%) GxP
15 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 237 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 102 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 52 (3.46%) Docker
5 30 (2.00%) vSphere
6 24 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.93%) XenApp
8 11 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.53%) Firmware
9 8 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.47%) iptables
10 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.33%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.27%) NFS
13 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.20%) Samba
14 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 63 (4.20%) Ansible
2 49 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 45 (3.00%) Puppet
4 41 (2.73%) Terraform
5 35 (2.33%) SCCM
6 28 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (1.40%) Nagios
9 18 (1.20%) Grafana
10 14 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (0.73%) Icinga
11 11 (0.73%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.67%) Data Guard
12 10 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.53%) SCOM
14 7 (0.47%) WSUS
15 6 (0.40%) Galera Cluster
16 5 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 500 (33.31%) Microsoft
2 184 (12.26%) Salesforce.com
3 148 (9.86%) Oracle
4 140 (9.33%) VMware
5 93 (6.20%) Cisco
6 76 (5.06%) Red Hat
7 53 (3.53%) SAP
8 35 (2.33%) Citrix
9 34 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 30 (2.00%) Conga
10 30 (2.00%) Veeam
11 29 (1.93%) Adobe
12 28 (1.87%) Google
13 26 (1.73%) SonicWALL
14 25 (1.67%) Sage
15 24 (1.60%) Aruba
15 24 (1.60%) Atlassian
15 24 (1.60%) Dell
16 23 (1.53%) Palo Alto
17 22 (1.47%) IBM