Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 174 133
Rank change year-on-year +1 -41 -30
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3,191 3,753 4,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 2.09% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.18% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,609 3,214 3,901
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,825 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +4 3,002 £42,500 - 571
UK excluding London -7 1,834 £40,000 - 421
London +10 1,303 £49,154 +3.48% 184
South East -5 650 £40,000 - 121
North of England -14 446 £37,500 - 105
Yorkshire -13 233 £36,000 -10.00% 42
Midlands -13 208 £40,000 +8.11% 54
East of England -23 198 £37,500 +5.63% 52
South West +33 195 £40,000 +14.29% 56
North West -1 195 £40,500 +8.00% 50
West Midlands +9 122 £42,500 +25.00% 21
Scotland -1 101 £37,500 -6.25% 14
East Midlands -10 86 £40,000 - 33
Wales +5 35 £37,500 +7.45% 19
North East -6 18 £35,500 +6.77% 13
Northern Ireland -18 4 £25,000 -16.67% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 1,214 (38.04%) Linux
2 1,026 (32.15%) Windows
3 892 (27.95%) Microsoft
4 854 (26.76%) SQL
5 765 (23.97%) SQL Server
6 592 (18.55%) Active Directory
7 570 (17.86%) VMware
8 552 (17.30%) Windows Server
9 531 (16.64%) Finance
10 426 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
11 424 (13.29%) Python
12 418 (13.10%) DevOps
13 400 (12.54%) Oracle
14 377 (11.81%) PowerShell
15 376 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
16 370 (11.60%) ITIL
17 350 (10.97%) Unix
18 341 (10.69%) Red Hat
19 332 (10.40%) Bash Shell
20 324 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 312 (9.78%) Firewall
22 307 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
23 304 (9.53%) Performance Tuning
24 301 (9.43%) Puppet
25 297 (9.31%) Degree
26 290 (9.09%) Ansible
27 284 (8.90%) High Availability
28 281 (8.81%) Office 365
29 279 (8.74%) MySQL
30 278 (8.71%) Salesforce.com

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
1 229 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 185 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 142 (4.45%) Apache
4 139 (4.36%) IIS
5 77 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 55 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 52 (1.63%) Confluence
8 43 (1.35%) nginx
9 38 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 37 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 35 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
13 28 (0.88%) JBoss
14 25 (0.78%) OpenStack
15 22 (0.69%) WebSphere
16 21 (0.66%) WordPress
17 19 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
18 18 (0.56%) CMS
19 16 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
19 16 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 241 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 162 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.063%) InDesign
9 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.031%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.031%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.031%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 81 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 39 (1.22%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.22%) HFM
9 7 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
9 7 (0.22%) iTrent
9 7 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
10 6 (0.19%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.13%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.13%) SystmOne
12 3 (0.094%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 426 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
2 376 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (8.81%) Office 365
4 76 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 61 (1.91%) SaaS
6 48 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
7 45 (1.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 31 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 28 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.66%) IaaS
11 19 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (0.56%) Force.com
13 15 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.44%) Mimecast
14 14 (0.44%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.34%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 312 (9.78%) Firewall
2 275 (8.62%) DNS
3 211 (6.61%) SAN
4 204 (6.39%) TCP/IP
5 142 (4.45%) DHCP
6 125 (3.92%) Internet
7 118 (3.70%) LAN
7 118 (3.70%) VPN
8 107 (3.35%) WAN
9 89 (2.79%) VLAN
10 66 (2.07%) NAS
11 61 (1.91%) Network Security
12 56 (1.75%) Skype
13 55 (1.72%) HTTP
14 50 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (1.47%) Wireless
16 38 (1.19%) SSH
17 34 (1.07%) VoIP
18 30 (0.94%) SSL
19 27 (0.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 279 (8.74%) MySQL
3 269 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 232 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 214 (6.71%) Oracle Database
6 192 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 147 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
8 146 (4.58%) Relational Database
9 114 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 109 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 102 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
12 96 (3.01%) NoSQL
13 94 (2.95%) Oracle Database 12c
14 91 (2.85%) MongoDB
15 89 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
16 78 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
16 78 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 76 (2.38%) RDBMS
18 73 (2.29%) DB2
19 62 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 147 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 131 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 85 (2.66%) JIRA
4 42 (1.32%) TeamCity
5 39 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (1.03%) Subversion
7 27 (0.85%) Mercurial
8 24 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (0.53%) Maven
10 17 (0.53%) Vagrant
10 17 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 16 (0.50%) Hudson
12 14 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (0.38%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 10 (0.31%) MSBuild
15 10 (0.31%) Toad
16 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 531 (16.64%) Finance
2 140 (4.39%) Retail
3 134 (4.20%) Banking
4 129 (4.04%) Marketing
5 104 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 86 (2.70%) Advertising
7 57 (1.79%) Legal
8 54 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 53 (1.66%) Law
10 35 (1.10%) Games
11 34 (1.07%) Billing
12 26 (0.81%) Electronics
12 26 (0.81%) Publishing
13 23 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.69%) Back Office
15 19 (0.60%) Automotive
16 10 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.25%) French Language
17 8 (0.25%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.54%) Web Services
2 100 (3.13%) LAMP
3 75 (2.35%) LDAP
4 66 (2.07%) .NET
5 63 (1.97%) Visualforce
6 61 (1.91%) Middleware
7 48 (1.50%) HTML
8 37 (1.16%) .NET Framework
9 33 (1.03%) CSS
10 22 (0.69%) Kafka
11 20 (0.63%) Node.js
12 18 (0.56%) XML
13 16 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (0.41%) ASP.NET
14 13 (0.41%) REST
14 13 (0.41%) SOAP
14 13 (0.41%) Spring
15 12 (0.38%) Entity Framework
15 12 (0.38%) Flash
15 12 (0.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 207 (6.49%) Clustering
2 201 (6.30%) Replication
3 169 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 149 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 105 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 90 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 54 (1.69%) Fintech
8 47 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 40 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
10 37 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 36 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 34 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 32 (1.00%) CMDB
14 27 (0.85%) Hedge funds
15 26 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
16 22 (0.69%) Client/Server
16 22 (0.69%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.69%) PKI
17 21 (0.66%) Driving Licence
18 18 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,214 (38.04%) Linux
2 1,026 (32.15%) Windows
3 552 (17.30%) Windows Server
4 350 (10.97%) Unix
5 261 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 204 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 181 (5.67%) CentOS
7 181 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 146 (4.58%) Windows 10
9 129 (4.04%) Windows 7
10 115 (3.60%) Ubuntu
11 110 (3.45%) Solaris
12 72 (2.26%) Debian
13 46 (1.44%) AIX
14 34 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
15 26 (0.81%) Mac OS X
15 26 (0.81%) SUSE
16 25 (0.78%) Windows 8
17 22 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (13.10%) DevOps
2 370 (11.60%) ITIL
3 307 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
4 304 (9.53%) Performance Tuning
5 284 (8.90%) High Availability
6 253 (7.93%) Configuration Management
7 243 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 234 (7.33%) CRM
9 211 (6.61%) Migration
10 187 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
11 181 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
12 119 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
13 117 (3.67%) Computer Science
13 117 (3.67%) ERP
13 117 (3.67%) Service Delivery
14 112 (3.51%) Project Management
15 107 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 105 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
17 102 (3.20%) Open Source
18 99 (3.10%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 854 (26.76%) SQL
2 424 (13.29%) Python
3 377 (11.81%) PowerShell
4 332 (10.40%) Bash Shell
5 214 (6.71%) T-SQL
6 205 (6.42%) Perl
7 176 (5.52%) Shell Script
8 116 (3.64%) Java
8 116 (3.64%) Ruby
9 92 (2.88%) PHP
10 76 (2.38%) Apex Code
11 75 (2.35%) C#
11 75 (2.35%) JavaScript
12 63 (1.97%) Korn
13 47 (1.47%) C
14 43 (1.35%) PL/SQL
15 33 (1.03%) Bourne shell
16 30 (0.94%) SOQL
17 25 (0.78%) VB
18 21 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 297 (9.31%) Degree
2 194 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (2.88%) MCSE
4 81 (2.54%) MCSA
5 79 (2.48%) Security Cleared
6 70 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 54 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 48 (1.50%) CCNA
10 43 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
11 34 (1.07%) RHCE
12 32 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (0.94%) MCP
13 30 (0.94%) RHCSA
14 28 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.85%) OCP
16 26 (0.81%) OCA
17 24 (0.75%) MCITP
18 19 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
19 17 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.29%) SLA
2 53 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 46 (1.44%) PMO
4 40 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (1.10%) GDPR
6 31 (0.97%) QA
7 22 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.063%) PSD2
15 1 (0.031%) GAAP
15 1 (0.031%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.031%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 592 (18.55%) Active Directory
2 324 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (5.67%) Docker
4 156 (4.89%) Hyper-V
5 109 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (2.95%) Oracle RAC
7 88 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
8 53 (1.66%) vSphere
9 46 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
10 42 (1.32%) NFS
11 37 (1.16%) Firmware
12 33 (1.03%) XenApp
13 29 (0.91%) KVM
13 29 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 23 (0.72%) iptables
14 23 (0.72%) pfSense
15 21 (0.66%) Samba
16 18 (0.56%) GlusterFS
16 18 (0.56%) Terminal Services
17 17 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 301 (9.43%) Puppet
2 290 (9.09%) Ansible
3 165 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 100 (3.13%) SCCM
5 97 (3.04%) Terraform
6 96 (3.01%) Kubernetes
7 79 (2.48%) Nagios
8 65 (2.04%) Data Guard
9 52 (1.63%) ZABBIX
10 48 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 48 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
11 44 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 43 (1.35%) SCOM
13 35 (1.10%) NetBackup
14 34 (1.07%) HAProxy
15 31 (0.97%) vCenter Server
16 27 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
17 26 (0.81%) WSUS
18 25 (0.78%) Salt
19 23 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 892 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 570 (17.86%) VMware
3 400 (12.54%) Oracle
4 341 (10.69%) Red Hat
5 278 (8.71%) Salesforce.com
6 192 (6.02%) Cisco
7 122 (3.82%) Citrix
8 98 (3.07%) HP
9 94 (2.95%) SAP
10 76 (2.38%) ServiceNow
11 74 (2.32%) Google
12 73 (2.29%) EMC
13 66 (2.07%) NetApp
14 63 (1.97%) IBM
15 61 (1.91%) Veritas
16 49 (1.54%) Dell
17 45 (1.41%) Veeam
18 44 (1.38%) BMC
19 38 (1.19%) Remedy
20 37 (1.16%) Atlassian