Period
to 13 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 208 207 172
Rank change year-on-year -1 -35 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,026 2,445 3,454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.72% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.79% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 888 2,139 2,856
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £74,125 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 59,564 136,399 163,261
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.85% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48,017 108,855 131,564
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 13 August 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 13 August 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 -3 957 £45,000 +5.88% 143
UK excluding London +2 549 £40,000 - 126
London +3 459 £55,000 +10.00% 36
North of England +42 143 £40,000 +6.67% 30
South East -8 139 £41,447 -2.48% 22
Midlands +19 83 £45,000 +20.00% 15
East of England +47 72 £40,000 +4.59% 19
North West +54 61 £46,250 +15.63% 14
West Midlands +46 61 £47,500 +26.67% 8
South West +16 59 £43,750 +2.94% 21
Yorkshire +60 58 £37,500 - 9
Work from Home +30 48 £45,000 -5.26% 15
North East +14 24 £32,500 -12.16% 7
Scotland +41 23 £35,000 -15.66% 12
Wales +33 23 £35,500 +18.33% 5
East Midlands +23 22 £36,000 +2.86% 7
Channel Islands - 6 £55,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 August 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.

1 324 (31.58%) Linux
2 319 (31.09%) Windows
3 287 (27.97%) Microsoft
4 231 (22.51%) SQL
5 211 (20.57%) Finance
6 197 (19.20%) SQL Server
7 196 (19.10%) VMware
8 191 (18.62%) Active Directory
9 183 (17.84%) Azure
10 142 (13.84%) AWS
11 141 (13.74%) Windows Server
12 140 (13.65%) ITIL
13 134 (13.06%) Python
14 131 (12.77%) PowerShell
14 131 (12.77%) DevOps
15 122 (11.89%) Ansible
16 121 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 118 (11.50%) Degree
18 115 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
19 113 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
20 112 (10.92%) Office 365
21 105 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
22 104 (10.14%) Oracle
23 102 (9.94%) Performance Tuning
24 88 (8.58%) Unix
25 86 (8.38%) Red Hat
26 83 (8.09%) Bash Shell
27 79 (7.70%) Salesforce.com
27 79 (7.70%) DNS
28 76 (7.41%) 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 65 (6.34%) Confluence
2 64 (6.24%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.73%) OpenStack
5 24 (2.34%) IIS
6 17 (1.66%) Apache
7 14 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.07%) nginx
9 11 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.49%) CMS
13 5 (0.49%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.49%) Tuxedo
13 5 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.58%) InfoPath
3 6 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 13 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 13 (1.27%) Shopify
2 12 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.88%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.39%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.39%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.097%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.097%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.097%) Magento
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.097%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 183 (17.84%) Azure
2 142 (13.84%) AWS
3 112 (10.92%) Office 365
4 47 (4.58%) Dynamics 365
5 40 (3.90%) Power Platform
6 36 (3.51%) SaaS
7 31 (3.02%) GCP
8 23 (2.24%) OneDrive
8 23 (2.24%) OpenShift
9 20 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.85%) IaaS
11 18 (1.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 17 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.66%) PaaS
13 13 (1.27%) Mimecast
14 12 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.88%) G Suite
16 8 (0.78%) Mavenlink
17 7 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.70%) DNS
2 76 (7.41%) Firewall
3 50 (4.87%) TCP/IP
4 45 (4.39%) DHCP
5 42 (4.09%) SAN
6 38 (3.70%) WAN
7 37 (3.61%) LAN
7 37 (3.61%) VPN
8 27 (2.63%) Network Security
9 24 (2.34%) FTP
10 23 (2.24%) Internet
10 23 (2.24%) VoIP
11 21 (2.05%) Skype
12 19 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (1.75%) SSH
14 17 (1.66%) HTTP
15 14 (1.36%) Wireless
16 12 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (1.17%) SSL
17 9 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.07%) Oracle Database
2 52 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 42 (4.09%) MySQL
6 36 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (3.12%) Power BI
8 29 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (2.34%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.85%) Big Data
13 18 (1.75%) Data Lake
13 18 (1.75%) Hadoop
14 16 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (1.46%) NoSQL
16 14 (1.36%) DB2
16 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (1.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 74 (7.21%) JIRA
2 31 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.66%) Bitbucket
5 10 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.49%) PeopleTools
9 4 (0.39%) GitLab
10 3 (0.29%) Selenium
11 1 (0.097%) FishEye
11 1 (0.097%) MSI
11 1 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.097%) Redmine
11 1 (0.097%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.097%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.097%) Subversion
General
1 211 (20.57%) Finance
2 35 (3.41%) Law
3 34 (3.31%) Banking
3 34 (3.31%) Marketing
3 34 (3.31%) Retail
4 22 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.46%) Advertising
6 13 (1.27%) Billing
6 13 (1.27%) Public Sector
7 9 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.78%) Legal
9 6 (0.58%) Games
9 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.49%) Back Office
10 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
11 2 (0.19%) Military
11 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.41%) Middleware
2 24 (2.34%) .NET
3 22 (2.14%) XML
4 17 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (1.27%) LAMP
6 11 (1.07%) Web Services
7 10 (0.97%) EDI
7 10 (0.97%) LDAP
8 9 (0.88%) Node.js
8 9 (0.88%) Visualforce
9 8 (0.78%) HTML
9 8 (0.78%) YAML
10 7 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.68%) SOAP
11 6 (0.58%) WSDL
12 5 (0.49%) SAP Basis
13 4 (0.39%) Flash
13 4 (0.39%) MEAN Stack
13 4 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.29%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 115 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 61 (5.95%) Data Centre
4 44 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (3.90%) Hedge funds
6 37 (3.61%) Clustering
7 26 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (2.44%) Replication
9 19 (1.85%) CMDB
10 14 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
10 14 (1.36%) iSeries
11 10 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.97%) User Experience
12 9 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.78%) AS400
13 8 (0.78%) LIMS
14 7 (0.68%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.68%) Reinsurance
15 6 (0.58%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 324 (31.58%) Linux
2 319 (31.09%) Windows
3 141 (13.74%) Windows Server
4 88 (8.58%) Unix
5 71 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (3.90%) Ubuntu
7 38 (3.70%) CentOS
8 37 (3.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 34 (3.31%) Solaris
9 34 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (3.12%) Windows 10
11 21 (2.05%) AIX
12 12 (1.17%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.88%) Debian
14 8 (0.78%) FreeBSD
14 8 (0.78%) FreeNAS
15 7 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (13.65%) ITIL
2 131 (12.77%) DevOps
3 113 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
4 105 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (9.94%) Performance Tuning
6 74 (7.21%) Change Management
7 72 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 71 (6.92%) High Availability
9 70 (6.82%) Service Management
10 64 (6.24%) Task Automation
11 62 (6.04%) CRM
12 51 (4.97%) Configuration Management
13 47 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (4.29%) Migration
15 41 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
16 39 (3.80%) Computer Science
16 39 (3.80%) Problem Management
17 37 (3.61%) Data Management
18 36 (3.51%) Project Management
19 33 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 231 (22.51%) SQL
2 134 (13.06%) Python
3 131 (12.77%) PowerShell
4 83 (8.09%) Bash Shell
5 51 (4.97%) Java
6 48 (4.68%) Shell Script
7 45 (4.39%) JavaScript
8 43 (4.19%) T-SQL
9 38 (3.70%) Ruby
10 30 (2.92%) Perl
11 29 (2.83%) Go
12 27 (2.63%) Scala
13 26 (2.53%) Groovy
13 26 (2.53%) PHP
14 17 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.27%) C#
16 10 (0.97%) Apex Code
16 10 (0.97%) R
17 7 (0.68%) C
17 7 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 118 (11.50%) Degree
2 50 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 34 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 33 (3.22%) MCSA
6 29 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.34%) CCNA
8 23 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.95%) MCSE
10 17 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (1.17%) CCA
11 12 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.07%) RHCE
13 9 (0.88%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.78%) RHCSA
15 7 (0.68%) CCNP
16 6 (0.58%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.58%) MCITP
17 4 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.85%) SLA
2 27 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.53%) GDPR
4 19 (1.85%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.75%) QA
6 8 (0.78%) GxP
7 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.58%) NIST
8 6 (0.58%) PMO
9 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) COBIT
11 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.097%) HL7
11 1 (0.097%) IFRS
11 1 (0.097%) JSP 440
System Software
1 191 (18.62%) Active Directory
2 121 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.14%) Docker
4 53 (5.17%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.95%) vSphere
7 18 (1.75%) Terminal Server
7 18 (1.75%) XenApp
8 16 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.97%) KVM
12 8 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.39%) GPFS
15 4 (0.39%) iptables
15 4 (0.39%) LXC
15 4 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 4 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 122 (11.89%) Ansible
2 64 (6.24%) SCCM
3 56 (5.46%) Puppet
4 52 (5.07%) Terraform
5 38 (3.70%) Kubernetes
6 26 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.53%) SCOM
7 21 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 14 (1.36%) WSUS
10 13 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (1.27%) PowerCLI
11 8 (0.78%) Kibana
11 8 (0.78%) logstash
11 8 (0.78%) Proxmox
12 6 (0.58%) Avamar
12 6 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.39%) Nagios
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 287 (27.97%) Microsoft
2 196 (19.10%) VMware
3 104 (10.14%) Oracle
4 86 (8.38%) Red Hat
5 79 (7.70%) Salesforce.com
6 57 (5.56%) ServiceNow
7 46 (4.48%) Cisco
8 44 (4.29%) Citrix
9 24 (2.34%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.85%) IBM
11 17 (1.66%) Splunk
12 15 (1.46%) NetApp
12 15 (1.46%) SAP
12 15 (1.46%) Sophos
13 14 (1.36%) Dell
14 12 (1.17%) EMC
15 11 (1.07%) HP
16 9 (0.88%) Percona
16 9 (0.88%) Sun
16 9 (0.88%) Tableau