Period
to 17 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 203 185
Rank change year-on-year -15 -18 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 932 2,140 2,873
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.70% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.77% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 790 1,809 2,452
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% -

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 58,885 120,564 145,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47,861 97,609 117,425
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -21 864 £45,000 +5.88% 218
UK excluding London +5 593 £38,000 -1.30% 161
London -22 307 £52,000 +9.47% 72
South East +27 209 £42,000 +5.00% 37
North of England +39 148 £37,500 - 32
Work from Home +16 126 £50,000 +17.65% 28
Midlands +3 86 £35,000 -6.67% 31
Yorkshire +42 69 £37,500 -6.25% 6
South West -1 67 £40,000 +5.26% 23
North West +22 57 £37,000 -1.33% 21
East Midlands +36 56 £35,000 -12.50% 14
East of England -6 35 £40,000 +6.67% 22
West Midlands +4 30 £41,000 +14.69% 17
Scotland +34 27 £47,250 +18.13% 8
North East +7 22 £33,500 -8.22% 5
Wales +38 17 £43,500 +12.99% 2
Northern Ireland +14 4 £62,500 +127.27% 6

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 262 (28.11%) Windows
2 235 (25.21%) Microsoft
3 234 (25.11%) Linux
4 178 (19.10%) Azure
5 161 (17.27%) VMware
6 158 (16.95%) Finance
7 155 (16.63%) Windows Server
8 152 (16.31%) Project Management
9 148 (15.88%) Manufacturing
9 148 (15.88%) Active Directory
10 147 (15.77%) Management Information System
11 141 (15.13%) Law
12 139 (14.91%) GDPR
13 138 (14.81%) Information Security
14 137 (14.70%) SQL
15 127 (13.63%) SQL Server
16 125 (13.41%) Legal
17 119 (12.77%) AWS
18 118 (12.66%) Office 365
18 118 (12.66%) Pharmaceutical
19 117 (12.55%) Data Protection
20 114 (12.23%) Matrix Organization
21 104 (11.16%) Python
22 103 (11.05%) Bash Shell
23 95 (10.19%) Firewall
24 93 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
25 92 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
26 89 (9.55%) ITIL
27 86 (9.23%) Oracle
28 85 (9.12%) DevOps

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 66 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.47%) Apache
4 22 (2.36%) Confluence
5 15 (1.61%) IIS
6 14 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.18%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.75%) nginx
9 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.54%) CMS
11 4 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.43%) WordPress
12 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.32%) JBoss
12 3 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 31 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (3.65%) NetSuite
2 11 (1.18%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
7 3 (0.32%) Shopify
8 2 (0.21%) HealthRoster
8 2 (0.21%) iTrent
8 2 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.21%) Social Studio
8 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 178 (19.10%) Azure
2 119 (12.77%) AWS
3 118 (12.66%) Office 365
4 33 (3.54%) SaaS
5 31 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (2.79%) Power Platform
7 22 (2.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 15 (1.61%) GCP
9 14 (1.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 13 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.39%) IaaS
11 12 (1.29%) G Suite
12 8 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.86%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.75%) Mavenlink
13 7 (0.75%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.75%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.75%) PaaS
14 6 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 95 (10.19%) Firewall
2 74 (7.94%) DNS
3 63 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 47 (5.04%) DHCP
5 39 (4.18%) SAN
6 30 (3.22%) LAN
6 30 (3.22%) VPN
6 30 (3.22%) WAN
7 22 (2.36%) Internet
8 19 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (1.82%) Network Security
10 16 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (1.72%) NAS
11 15 (1.61%) Skype
11 15 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.50%) SSL
13 13 (1.39%) VoIP
14 12 (1.29%) NetScaler
15 11 (1.18%) Wireless
16 10 (1.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.69%) MySQL
3 43 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (4.40%) Oracle Database
6 33 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 27 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.15%) MariaDB
10 18 (1.93%) Power BI
10 18 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.61%) Big Data
13 14 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.50%) OLTP
14 13 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.29%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 36 (3.86%) JIRA
2 20 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.39%) GitLab
5 8 (0.86%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.43%) eggPlant
7 4 (0.43%) Locust
7 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.21%) Subversion
9 2 (0.21%) Toad
9 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.11%) CMake
10 1 (0.11%) GCC
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 158 (16.95%) Finance
2 148 (15.88%) Manufacturing
3 141 (15.13%) Law
4 125 (13.41%) Legal
5 118 (12.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 65 (6.97%) Marketing
7 57 (6.12%) Telecoms
8 34 (3.65%) Public Sector
9 28 (3.00%) Electronics
10 26 (2.79%) Banking
11 16 (1.72%) Retail
12 10 (1.07%) Advertising
13 8 (0.86%) Back Office
14 6 (0.64%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.64%) Local Government
14 6 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.43%) Billing
15 4 (0.43%) French Language
16 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.04%) Web Services
2 12 (1.29%) .NET
2 12 (1.29%) XML
3 11 (1.18%) HTML
4 9 (0.97%) LDAP
4 9 (0.97%) Visualforce
5 7 (0.75%) AngularJS
5 7 (0.75%) CSS
6 6 (0.64%) LAMP
6 6 (0.64%) REST
7 5 (0.54%) .NET Core
7 5 (0.54%) EDI
7 5 (0.54%) YAML
8 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.32%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.32%) HTML5
9 3 (0.32%) Kafka
9 3 (0.32%) SOAP
9 3 (0.32%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 147 (15.77%) Management Information System
2 64 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.61%) Replication
4 32 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.11%) Clustering
6 26 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.93%) User Experience
8 17 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.29%) CMDB
10 12 (1.29%) Cyberattack
10 12 (1.29%) e-Learning
11 11 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.86%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.75%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (0.75%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 262 (28.11%) Windows
2 234 (25.11%) Linux
3 155 (16.63%) Windows Server
4 73 (7.83%) Unix
5 50 (5.36%) CentOS
6 47 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (4.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (4.72%) Windows 10
8 44 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (3.00%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (2.79%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.50%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.97%) AIX
14 7 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.64%) Solaris
16 5 (0.54%) Debian
17 4 (0.43%) SUSE
18 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (16.31%) Project Management
2 138 (14.81%) Information Security
3 117 (12.55%) Data Protection
4 114 (12.23%) Matrix Organization
5 92 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
6 89 (9.55%) ITIL
7 85 (9.12%) DevOps
8 79 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
9 76 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
10 75 (8.05%) High Availability
11 62 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 55 (5.90%) Migration
13 52 (5.58%) Configuration Management
14 44 (4.72%) Change Management
15 36 (3.86%) Cybersecurity
16 33 (3.54%) Task Automation
17 31 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
17 31 (3.33%) Incident Management
18 30 (3.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 137 (14.70%) SQL
2 104 (11.16%) Python
3 103 (11.05%) Bash Shell
4 75 (8.05%) PowerShell
5 43 (4.61%) Shell Script
6 34 (3.65%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.00%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.58%) PHP
9 21 (2.25%) Perl
10 20 (2.15%) Java
11 19 (2.04%) C#
12 11 (1.18%) Ruby
13 10 (1.07%) Apex Code
14 9 (0.97%) VBScript
15 6 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.64%) Go
15 6 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.64%) Scala
16 4 (0.43%) Groovy
17 2 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 60 (6.44%) Degree
2 57 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 50 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 44 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.04%) MCSA
6 18 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.82%) CCNA
7 17 (1.82%) MCSE
8 9 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
9 8 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.64%) RHCSA
12 5 (0.54%) CISSP
12 5 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (0.43%) GIAC
13 4 (0.43%) HNC
13 4 (0.43%) MCP
14 3 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (14.91%) GDPR
2 29 (3.11%) SLA
3 17 (1.82%) QA
4 10 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.54%) PMO
6 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 148 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 93 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.61%) Docker
5 20 (2.15%) vSphere
6 12 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.86%) NFS
9 7 (0.75%) KVM
10 6 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.54%) XenApp
11 5 (0.54%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.43%) Firmware
12 4 (0.43%) HDFS
13 3 (0.32%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.21%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 74 (7.94%) Ansible
2 62 (6.65%) Puppet
3 32 (3.43%) Terraform
4 31 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 31 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.58%) SCCM
6 18 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (1.50%) Data Guard
7 14 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 12 (1.29%) Grafana
9 9 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (0.86%) WSUS
11 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 7 (0.75%) Galera Cluster
11 7 (0.75%) Nagios
11 7 (0.75%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.64%) Packer
12 6 (0.64%) SCOM
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.54%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 235 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 161 (17.27%) VMware
3 86 (9.23%) Oracle
4 76 (8.15%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (8.05%) Red Hat
6 64 (6.87%) Cisco
7 44 (4.72%) Citrix
8 33 (3.54%) SAP
9 23 (2.47%) Dell
10 22 (2.36%) Google
11 21 (2.25%) EMC
11 21 (2.25%) Meraki
12 18 (1.93%) HP
13 15 (1.61%) IBM
14 13 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 13 (1.39%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.39%) Veeam
15 12 (1.29%) EqualLogic
15 12 (1.29%) NetApp
16 11 (1.18%) Splunk