Period
to 27 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 204 164
Rank change year-on-year -21 -40 +8
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 733 2,273 3,404
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.67% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.75% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 656 1,936 2,829
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £29,625 £25,000 £25,700
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%

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 47,009 130,029 156,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,866 103,851 126,202
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £85,000 £82,500
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 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 18 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 27 October 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 -25 674 £45,000 +5.88% 190
UK excluding London -14 400 £40,000 - 152
London +9 319 £52,500 +10.53% 52
North of England +48 112 £38,000 +8.57% 43
South East -25 92 £35,000 -17.54% 28
Work from Home +32 62 £42,500 -2.86% 30
Yorkshire +98 56 £37,750 -10.12% 15
Midlands +1 54 £40,000 +6.67% 22
North West +57 50 £38,000 +8.57% 24
South West +3 48 £43,750 +2.94% 17
East of England +33 46 £42,500 +16.44% 26
West Midlands +15 29 £50,000 +42.86% 10
East Midlands +21 25 £36,000 -4.00% 12
Scotland +66 24 £40,000 - 12
Wales +41 20 £40,000 +20.30% 3
North East -10 6 £40,000 +3.23% 4
Northern Ireland +10 2 £58,750 +56.67% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £55,000 -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 236 (32.20%) Linux
2 215 (29.33%) Windows
3 192 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 156 (21.28%) Azure
5 144 (19.65%) Finance
6 136 (18.55%) VMware
6 136 (18.55%) SQL
7 126 (17.19%) Active Directory
8 117 (15.96%) AWS
9 111 (15.14%) SQL Server
10 107 (14.60%) Windows Server
11 92 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
12 90 (12.28%) Python
13 89 (12.14%) Oracle
13 89 (12.14%) Office 365
14 84 (11.46%) Unix
15 83 (11.32%) Degree
16 82 (11.19%) PowerShell
16 82 (11.19%) DevOps
17 75 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
17 75 (10.23%) Red Hat
18 74 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
19 73 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (9.96%) Ansible
20 70 (9.55%) Bash Shell
20 70 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
21 68 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
22 64 (8.73%) SharePoint
23 60 (8.19%) ITIL
24 59 (8.05%) Firewall

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 64 (8.73%) SharePoint
2 46 (6.28%) Confluence
3 21 (2.86%) IIS
4 20 (2.73%) Apache
5 10 (1.36%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.82%) CMS
7 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.68%) nginx
8 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.41%) JBoss
10 3 (0.41%) Jetty
11 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.14%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.82%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.05%) NetSuite
2 13 (1.77%) Shopify
3 10 (1.36%) Sentinel
4 9 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.68%) Social Studio
7 4 (0.55%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.27%) iTrent
9 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.14%) Magento
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 156 (21.28%) Azure
2 117 (15.96%) AWS
3 89 (12.14%) Office 365
4 25 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (3.41%) SaaS
5 23 (3.14%) OpenShift
6 21 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (2.59%) Power Platform
7 19 (2.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 16 (2.18%) OneDrive
9 13 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.64%) GCP
10 12 (1.64%) IaaS
11 11 (1.50%) Mavenlink
12 9 (1.23%) PaaS
13 8 (1.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 8 (1.09%) Slack
14 7 (0.95%) G Suite
14 7 (0.95%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.05%) Firewall
2 57 (7.78%) TCP/IP
3 55 (7.50%) DNS
4 31 (4.23%) SAN
5 24 (3.27%) DHCP
6 18 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (2.46%) VPN
7 16 (2.18%) Skype
8 15 (2.05%) SSH
9 14 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (1.91%) Internet
9 14 (1.91%) Network Security
10 13 (1.77%) FTP
10 13 (1.77%) HTTP
10 13 (1.77%) WAN
11 11 (1.50%) LAN
11 11 (1.50%) VoIP
11 11 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.09%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 42 (5.73%) Oracle Database
4 36 (4.91%) MySQL
5 25 (3.41%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.27%) NoSQL
7 23 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (2.32%) MongoDB
12 16 (2.18%) Big Data
12 16 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (2.05%) Power BI
14 13 (1.77%) OLTP
15 11 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 52 (7.09%) JIRA
2 18 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.18%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.36%) GitLab
5 9 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.82%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.55%) eggPlant
8 4 (0.55%) Locust
9 3 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.41%) Subversion
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.14%) CMake
11 1 (0.14%) GCC
11 1 (0.14%) Redmine
11 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 144 (19.65%) Finance
2 42 (5.73%) Marketing
3 32 (4.37%) Banking
3 32 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.23%) Law
4 31 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.00%) Public Sector
6 21 (2.86%) Retail
7 17 (2.32%) Electronics
8 15 (2.05%) Billing
9 10 (1.36%) Advertising
10 8 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.95%) Back Office
11 7 (0.95%) Local Government
12 5 (0.68%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.55%) Legal
14 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.41%) Games
14 3 (0.41%) Publishing
15 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.91%) .NET
1 14 (1.91%) XML
2 12 (1.64%) Web Services
3 10 (1.36%) HTML
3 10 (1.36%) LDAP
4 8 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.09%) CSS
4 8 (1.09%) EDI
5 7 (0.95%) Visualforce
6 5 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.68%) LAMP
7 4 (0.55%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.55%) Middleware
8 3 (0.41%) .NET Core
8 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (0.41%) HTML5
8 3 (0.41%) JSON
8 3 (0.41%) REST
8 3 (0.41%) SOAP
8 3 (0.41%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (4.77%) Hedge funds
4 33 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.96%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (2.86%) Clustering
7 21 (2.86%) Replication
8 18 (2.46%) CMDB
9 14 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (1.77%) Analytical Mindset
10 13 (1.77%) User Experience
11 12 (1.64%) Cyberattack
12 10 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.09%) LIMS
13 8 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
14 7 (0.95%) FMCG
15 6 (0.82%) Blog
16 5 (0.68%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 236 (32.20%) Linux
2 215 (29.33%) Windows
3 107 (14.60%) Windows Server
4 84 (11.46%) Unix
5 56 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (4.91%) CentOS
7 26 (3.55%) Solaris
7 26 (3.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (3.27%) Windows 10
9 22 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (2.59%) AIX
11 17 (2.32%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.50%) Windows 7
12 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.41%) FreeNAS
14 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.41%) SUSE
14 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (11.19%) DevOps
2 75 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
3 74 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (8.19%) ITIL
6 56 (7.64%) High Availability
7 54 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 52 (7.09%) Task Automation
9 49 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (6.00%) CRM
11 43 (5.87%) Configuration Management
12 35 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
13 31 (4.23%) Migration
13 31 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 29 (3.96%) Analytics
14 29 (3.96%) Computer Science
15 28 (3.82%) ERP
15 28 (3.82%) Project Management
16 27 (3.68%) Change Management
17 26 (3.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (18.55%) SQL
2 90 (12.28%) Python
3 82 (11.19%) PowerShell
4 70 (9.55%) Bash Shell
5 36 (4.91%) Shell Script
6 27 (3.68%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.14%) JavaScript
8 21 (2.86%) C#
8 21 (2.86%) Java
9 17 (2.32%) PHP
10 14 (1.91%) Perl
10 14 (1.91%) Ruby
11 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.09%) R
11 8 (1.09%) VBScript
12 7 (0.95%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.95%) C++
12 7 (0.95%) Go
12 7 (0.95%) Groovy
12 7 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (11.32%) Degree
2 37 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.46%) MCSA
6 16 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.91%) MCSE
8 11 (1.50%) CCNA
8 11 (1.50%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.09%) RHCE
10 7 (0.95%) MCTS
11 6 (0.82%) MCITP
11 6 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.68%) CCNP
13 4 (0.55%) OCA
14 3 (0.41%) CISSP
14 3 (0.41%) HNC
14 3 (0.41%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.41%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.73%) SLA
2 28 (3.82%) GDPR
3 18 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.18%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.23%) QA
6 8 (1.09%) GxP
7 6 (0.82%) NIST
8 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.27%) COBIT
9 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) HL7
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS
10 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 126 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 73 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.23%) Docker
4 45 (6.14%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.59%) vSphere
6 13 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.82%) KVM
8 6 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.68%) Firmware
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.55%) XenApp
11 3 (0.41%) LXC
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.27%) NFS
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 73 (9.96%) Ansible
2 51 (6.96%) Puppet
3 37 (5.05%) Kubernetes
3 37 (5.05%) Terraform
4 33 (4.50%) SCCM
5 22 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.91%) WSUS
7 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
8 12 (1.64%) PowerCLI
8 12 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (1.36%) Data Guard
10 8 (1.09%) Grafana
10 8 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.95%) SCOM
12 6 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.68%) Packer
13 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 192 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 136 (18.55%) VMware
3 89 (12.14%) Oracle
4 75 (10.23%) Red Hat
5 68 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (5.59%) Cisco
7 24 (3.27%) SAP
7 24 (3.27%) ServiceNow
8 21 (2.86%) Citrix
9 17 (2.32%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.05%) IBM
11 13 (1.77%) Splunk
12 12 (1.64%) Sun
13 10 (1.36%) HP
14 8 (1.09%) CA
15 7 (0.95%) McAfee
15 7 (0.95%) NetApp
15 7 (0.95%) Palo Alto
16 6 (0.82%) LogicMonitor
16 6 (0.82%) Sophos