Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 133 105
Rank change year-on-year -36 -28 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3738 4813 6049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.52% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.61% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3213 3949 5208
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.80% -0.60%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% -

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -38 3536 £42,500 - 190
UK excluding London -25 2230 £39,500 +2.60% 127
London -60 1443 £47,000 -6.00% 73
South East -7 767 £42,000 +1.20% 34
North of England -3 586 £37,500 +4.17% 38
Yorkshire +45 311 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Midlands -31 294 £35,000 -5.41% 26
East of England -30 263 £35,000 -6.67% 7
North West -41 250 £35,000 +4.48% 19
South West -13 187 £34,712 +2.09% 12
West Midlands -1 177 £35,000 -2.78% 13
East Midlands -27 118 £33,950 -14.29% 13
Scotland -7 90 £40,000 - 7
Wales -35 29 £31,500 -9.35% 2
North East -2 26 £34,000 -16.56%
Northern Ireland -23 15 £38,000 -24.00%

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1396 (37.35%) Linux
2 1186 (31.73%) Windows
3 982 (26.27%) SQL
4 933 (24.96%) SQL Server
5 915 (24.48%) Microsoft
6 723 (19.34%) VMware
7 696 (18.62%) Finance
8 650 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 602 (16.10%) Windows Server
10 498 (13.32%) Firewall
11 473 (12.65%) PowerShell
12 461 (12.33%) Unix
13 460 (12.31%) DevOps
14 455 (12.17%) Oracle
15 447 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 428 (11.45%) ITIL
17 426 (11.40%) Puppet
18 418 (11.18%) Red Hat
19 407 (10.89%) MySQL
20 404 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
21 381 (10.19%) DNS
21 381 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
22 353 (9.44%) Python
23 349 (9.34%) Ansible
24 340 (9.10%) Degree
25 330 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
26 327 (8.75%) SharePoint
27 318 (8.51%) Bash Shell
28 317 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
29 314 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 327 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 307 (8.21%) Apache
3 258 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 171 (4.57%) IIS
5 136 (3.64%) nginx
6 95 (2.54%) Tomcat
7 87 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 73 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 61 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 57 (1.52%) OpenStack
12 52 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
13 42 (1.12%) Skype for Business
14 39 (1.04%) WebSphere
15 35 (0.94%) WebLogic
16 34 (0.91%) CMS
17 25 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
18 24 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
18 24 (0.64%) IBM Notes
19 21 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 207 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 125 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (0.56%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.13%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.11%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.080%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.027%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.027%) Houdini
12 1 (0.027%) Maya
12 1 (0.027%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 72 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 25 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 23 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.24%) Magento
6 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
8 7 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
8 7 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 6 (0.16%) HFM
9 6 (0.16%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.13%) Relativity
11 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
11 4 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
11 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
12 3 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 381 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 314 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 300 (8.03%) Office 365
4 86 (2.30%) SaaS
5 63 (1.69%) IaaS
6 58 (1.55%) PaaS
7 38 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 35 (0.94%) Force.com
9 25 (0.67%) GitHub
10 24 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 13 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 10 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.27%) Route 53
16 8 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 498 (13.32%) Firewall
2 381 (10.19%) DNS
3 301 (8.05%) SAN
4 266 (7.12%) TCP/IP
5 241 (6.45%) VPN
6 218 (5.83%) LAN
7 204 (5.46%) WAN
8 177 (4.74%) DHCP
9 126 (3.37%) VLAN
10 110 (2.94%) Internet
11 101 (2.70%) Network Security
12 80 (2.14%) Intranet
13 75 (2.01%) NAS
14 65 (1.74%) LDAP
15 61 (1.63%) HTTP
16 58 (1.55%) VoIP
17 54 (1.44%) BGP
17 54 (1.44%) SSL
18 46 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
18 46 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 933 (24.96%) SQL Server
2 407 (10.89%) MySQL
3 303 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 295 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 219 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 193 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 190 (5.08%) Oracle Database
8 151 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
9 146 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 143 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 125 (3.34%) MongoDB
12 102 (2.73%) NoSQL
13 94 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 92 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 92 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
15 90 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
16 83 (2.22%) Relational Database
17 75 (2.01%) MariaDB
18 59 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
19 56 (1.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 142 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 121 (3.24%) Jenkins
3 70 (1.87%) JIRA
4 56 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (1.07%) TeamCity
6 36 (0.96%) Vagrant
7 32 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 32 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 32 (0.86%) Subversion
8 28 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (0.67%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.35%) MSBuild
11 12 (0.32%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.21%) tSQLt
13 7 (0.19%) Maven
14 6 (0.16%) Ant
14 6 (0.16%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.16%) Gerrit
14 6 (0.16%) Travis CI
14 6 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 696 (18.62%) Finance
2 243 (6.50%) Banking
3 156 (4.17%) Marketing
4 143 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 112 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 91 (2.43%) Retail
7 75 (2.01%) Electronics
8 67 (1.79%) Advertising
9 51 (1.36%) Games
10 44 (1.18%) Back Office
10 44 (1.18%) Law
11 40 (1.07%) Legal
12 30 (0.80%) International Banking
13 26 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.48%) Publishing
16 15 (0.40%) Military
17 10 (0.27%) Billing
18 8 (0.21%) French Language
18 8 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (4.82%) LAMP
2 130 (3.48%) .NET
3 99 (2.65%) CSS
4 96 (2.57%) HTML
5 93 (2.49%) Web Services
6 82 (2.19%) LEMP Stack
7 64 (1.71%) XML
8 53 (1.42%) Mason
9 36 (0.96%) Middleware
10 34 (0.91%) ASP.NET
11 32 (0.86%) Visualforce
12 28 (0.75%) REST
13 23 (0.62%) jQuery
14 19 (0.51%) SOAP
15 18 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
17 15 (0.40%) COM
17 15 (0.40%) POSIX
17 15 (0.40%) XSLT
18 13 (0.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 234 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (5.35%) Clustering
3 185 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 183 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 173 (4.63%) Replication
6 161 (4.31%) Computer Science
7 72 (1.93%) Fintech
8 60 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 41 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 39 (1.04%) User Experience
11 29 (0.78%) CMDB
12 25 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 24 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 21 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
14 21 (0.56%) iPad
15 20 (0.54%) Driving Licence
16 19 (0.51%) Data Structures
17 18 (0.48%) Digital Media
17 18 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1396 (37.35%) Linux
2 1186 (31.73%) Windows
3 602 (16.10%) Windows Server
4 461 (12.33%) Unix
5 317 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 299 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 258 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 256 (6.85%) CentOS
9 217 (5.81%) Ubuntu
10 141 (3.77%) Debian
11 116 (3.10%) Solaris
12 103 (2.76%) Windows 7
13 84 (2.25%) Windows 10
14 82 (2.19%) AIX
15 55 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 31 (0.83%) HPUX
17 26 (0.70%) Windows 8
18 25 (0.67%) Windows XP
19 21 (0.56%) Mac OS X
20 15 (0.40%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (12.31%) DevOps
2 428 (11.45%) ITIL
3 404 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
4 330 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 310 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
6 289 (7.73%) High Availability
7 275 (7.36%) Configuration Management
8 267 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 239 (6.39%) Migration
10 223 (5.97%) CRM
11 149 (3.99%) Service Management
12 141 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
13 125 (3.34%) E-Commerce
14 116 (3.10%) Workflow
15 111 (2.97%) Open Source
16 102 (2.73%) Change Management
17 101 (2.70%) ETL
17 101 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
18 99 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 95 (2.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 982 (26.27%) SQL
2 473 (12.65%) PowerShell
3 353 (9.44%) Python
4 318 (8.51%) Bash Shell
5 256 (6.85%) T-SQL
6 227 (6.07%) Perl
7 213 (5.70%) Shell Script
8 178 (4.76%) PHP
9 147 (3.93%) Java
10 128 (3.42%) JavaScript
11 110 (2.94%) Ruby
12 77 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 66 (1.77%) C#
14 61 (1.63%) C
15 53 (1.42%) Apex Code
16 43 (1.15%) VB
17 23 (0.62%) Korn
18 21 (0.56%) C++
19 13 (0.35%) Go
20 12 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 340 (9.10%) Degree
2 245 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (3.99%) Security Cleared
4 133 (3.56%) MCSE
5 109 (2.92%) MCSA
6 99 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 89 (2.38%) CCNA
8 79 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 62 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 62 (1.66%) SC Cleared
10 45 (1.20%) RHCE
11 39 (1.04%) MCITP
12 37 (0.99%) MCP
13 36 (0.96%) CCNP
14 32 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
15 31 (0.83%) OCP
16 27 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
17 26 (0.70%) RHCSA
18 25 (0.67%) CISSP
19 24 (0.64%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.07%) SLA
2 70 (1.87%) QA
3 45 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 45 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.83%) PMO
6 30 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 29 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.35%) GDPR
9 8 (0.21%) COBIT
10 6 (0.16%) GCP
10 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.13%) GxP
11 5 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.080%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.027%) HL7
14 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 650 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 447 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 196 (5.24%) Docker
5 129 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 96 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 82 (2.19%) vSphere
8 80 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
9 68 (1.82%) KVM
10 50 (1.34%) iptables
11 45 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
12 44 (1.18%) NFS
12 44 (1.18%) XenApp
13 33 (0.88%) XenServer
14 30 (0.80%) Terminal Services
15 27 (0.72%) Samba
16 25 (0.67%) GlusterFS
17 18 (0.48%) LXC
18 17 (0.45%) Varnish
19 15 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 426 (11.40%) Puppet
2 349 (9.34%) Ansible
3 241 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
4 130 (3.48%) Nagios
5 104 (2.78%) SCCM
6 78 (2.09%) Kubernetes
7 71 (1.90%) SCOM
8 56 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 49 (1.31%) Data Guard
10 47 (1.26%) Salt
11 46 (1.23%) WSUS
12 43 (1.15%) Terraform
12 43 (1.15%) ZABBIX
13 39 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 38 (1.02%) NetBackup
15 32 (0.86%) HAProxy
16 31 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
17 28 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
18 27 (0.72%) vCenter Server
19 24 (0.64%) Cacti
Vendors
1 915 (24.48%) Microsoft
2 723 (19.34%) VMware
3 455 (12.17%) Oracle
4 418 (11.18%) Red Hat
5 268 (7.17%) Cisco
6 241 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
7 171 (4.57%) HP
8 145 (3.88%) Citrix
9 141 (3.77%) SAP
10 92 (2.46%) IBM
11 67 (1.79%) EMC
12 62 (1.66%) NetApp
13 55 (1.47%) SolarWinds
14 49 (1.31%) Google
14 49 (1.31%) Sybase
15 46 (1.23%) Veeam
16 45 (1.20%) Veritas
17 44 (1.18%) F5
18 43 (1.15%) Dell
19 41 (1.10%) Juniper