Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 170 163
Rank change year-on-year -31 -7 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 2,496 3,483 3,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 2.00% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.07% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,154 2,828 3,228
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,325
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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -39 2,295 £42,500 - 641
UK excluding London -33 1,439 £40,000 - 501
London -6 1,003 £48,500 +2.11% 182
South East -27 491 £42,500 +3.66% 131
North of England -11 319 £37,500 -6.25% 122
Midlands -49 199 £37,500 -6.25% 81
South West -15 151 £41,000 +17.14% 72
Yorkshire +2 145 £37,500 -10.71% 36
North West -17 138 £42,500 +12.96% 67
East of England -12 134 £38,500 -9.41% 55
West Midlands -23 116 £37,500 -6.25% 46
Scotland +9 98 £40,000 +5.26% 32
East Midlands -41 83 £37,500 -11.76% 34
North East +20 36 £36,404 -14.34% 19
Wales +5 33 £30,000 -20.00% 9
Northern Ireland -14 21 £37,500 -22.68% 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 858 (34.38%) Linux
2 823 (32.97%) Windows
3 623 (24.96%) Microsoft
4 596 (23.88%) SQL
5 531 (21.27%) SQL Server
6 456 (18.27%) Active Directory
7 453 (18.15%) VMware
8 420 (16.83%) Windows Server
9 415 (16.63%) Finance
10 339 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
11 305 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
12 299 (11.98%) DevOps
12 299 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
13 284 (11.38%) Office 365
13 284 (11.38%) Unix
14 283 (11.34%) Oracle
15 275 (11.02%) Python
16 267 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 264 (10.58%) Firewall
18 249 (9.98%) Salesforce.com
18 249 (9.98%) PowerShell
19 246 (9.86%) ITIL
20 236 (9.46%) Red Hat
21 227 (9.09%) CRM
21 227 (9.09%) Bash Shell
22 224 (8.97%) DNS
23 215 (8.61%) MySQL
24 214 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
25 213 (8.53%) High Availability
26 207 (8.29%) CentOS

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
1 156 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 127 (5.09%) Apache
3 112 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 80 (3.21%) nginx
5 67 (2.68%) IIS
6 34 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (1.32%) Confluence
8 31 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 28 (1.12%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.12%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.60%) CMS
13 14 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.48%) WordPress
15 11 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.40%) JBoss
17 9 (0.36%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.32%) ArcGIS
18 8 (0.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 198 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.040%) Autodesk Smoke
7 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 66 (2.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 49 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (1.68%) NetSuite
4 13 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.40%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.28%) Workfront
10 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.24%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
11 5 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 339 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 284 (11.38%) Office 365
4 67 (2.68%) SaaS
5 59 (2.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 55 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (1.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 37 (1.48%) Power Platform
10 29 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 24 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (0.80%) PaaS
13 17 (0.68%) Force.com
13 17 (0.68%) OneDrive
14 15 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.60%) IaaS
15 13 (0.52%) FinancialForce
16 12 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 264 (10.58%) Firewall
2 224 (8.97%) DNS
3 164 (6.57%) SAN
4 162 (6.49%) TCP/IP
5 146 (5.85%) VPN
6 124 (4.97%) DHCP
7 123 (4.93%) LAN
8 118 (4.73%) WAN
9 63 (2.52%) Internet
10 55 (2.20%) VLAN
11 51 (2.04%) Network Security
12 45 (1.80%) SSL
13 44 (1.76%) HTTP
14 42 (1.68%) NAS
15 41 (1.64%) Skype
16 40 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (1.48%) VoIP
18 33 (1.32%) Wireless
19 31 (1.24%) iSCSI
20 27 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (21.27%) SQL Server
2 215 (8.61%) MySQL
3 122 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 109 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 105 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
7 101 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (3.97%) Relational Database
9 78 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 77 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
11 75 (3.00%) Big Data
12 70 (2.80%) MongoDB
13 65 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 63 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (2.04%) RDBMS
16 49 (1.96%) NoSQL
17 42 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
18 35 (1.40%) MariaDB
18 35 (1.40%) Power BI
19 33 (1.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 91 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 78 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 73 (2.92%) JIRA
4 24 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (0.92%) Artifactory
6 22 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.64%) Subversion
9 15 (0.60%) Mercurial
10 13 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.44%) Travis CI
12 10 (0.40%) GitLab
12 10 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.40%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.28%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.24%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
15 5 (0.20%) Hudson
16 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 415 (16.63%) Finance
2 107 (4.29%) Retail
3 94 (3.77%) Marketing
4 77 (3.08%) Banking
5 56 (2.24%) Law
6 51 (2.04%) Legal
7 47 (1.88%) Games
8 43 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 36 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 22 (0.88%) Billing
11 19 (0.76%) Advertising
12 17 (0.68%) Back Office
13 16 (0.64%) Automotive
14 11 (0.44%) General Ledger
14 11 (0.44%) Publishing
15 10 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.24%) Local Government
18 4 (0.16%) German Language
19 3 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (4.25%) Web Services
2 93 (3.73%) LAMP
3 59 (2.36%) .NET
4 54 (2.16%) HTML
5 46 (1.84%) XML
6 43 (1.72%) LDAP
7 35 (1.40%) Kafka
8 34 (1.36%) CSS
9 24 (0.96%) ASP.NET
9 24 (0.96%) LEMP Stack
9 24 (0.96%) REST
10 23 (0.92%) Middleware
11 22 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
12 18 (0.72%) JSON
12 18 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (0.64%) jQuery
13 16 (0.64%) Visualforce
14 12 (0.48%) HTML5
14 12 (0.48%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 188 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (6.65%) Replication
3 124 (4.97%) Clustering
4 119 (4.77%) Data Centre
5 97 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 93 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 42 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
8 37 (1.48%) PKI
9 26 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.00%) Hedge funds
11 23 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
11 23 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
12 20 (0.80%) NHS
13 17 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (0.64%) Online Games
15 13 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
17 11 (0.44%) iSeries
17 11 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 858 (34.38%) Linux
2 823 (32.97%) Windows
3 420 (16.83%) Windows Server
4 284 (11.38%) Unix
5 207 (8.29%) CentOS
6 196 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 147 (5.89%) Ubuntu
8 136 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 126 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 108 (4.33%) Windows 10
11 88 (3.53%) Debian
12 65 (2.60%) Solaris
13 60 (2.40%) Windows 7
14 39 (1.56%) AIX
15 33 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (1.16%) Mac OS X
17 25 (1.00%) Mac OS
18 17 (0.68%) Android
19 13 (0.52%) VMS
20 11 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
2 299 (11.98%) DevOps
3 246 (9.86%) ITIL
4 227 (9.09%) CRM
5 214 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 213 (8.53%) High Availability
7 196 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
8 159 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
9 152 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
10 151 (6.05%) Migration
11 128 (5.13%) Configuration Management
12 99 (3.97%) Business Continuity
12 99 (3.97%) ERP
13 96 (3.85%) Workflow
14 93 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
14 93 (3.73%) Data Protection
15 85 (3.41%) Analytics
15 85 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 81 (3.25%) Project Management
17 80 (3.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 596 (23.88%) SQL
2 275 (11.02%) Python
3 249 (9.98%) PowerShell
4 227 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 176 (7.05%) Shell Script
6 153 (6.13%) T-SQL
7 91 (3.65%) Perl
8 81 (3.25%) Ruby
9 61 (2.44%) Java
10 53 (2.12%) JavaScript
11 45 (1.80%) PHP
12 43 (1.72%) C#
13 36 (1.44%) Korn
14 35 (1.40%) Apex Code
14 35 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 34 (1.36%) C
16 24 (0.96%) VBScript
17 18 (0.72%) Bourne shell
17 18 (0.72%) VBA
18 17 (0.68%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 205 (8.21%) Degree
2 136 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 124 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 65 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (2.56%) MCSA
5 64 (2.56%) MCSE
6 62 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 41 (1.64%) CCNA
8 40 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 39 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
11 20 (0.80%) RHCE
12 18 (0.72%) MCP
13 17 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.64%) CCNP
14 16 (0.64%) OCP
15 13 (0.52%) OCA
16 11 (0.44%) MCITP
17 10 (0.40%) CCSP
17 10 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.84%) SLA
2 48 (1.92%) GDPR
3 35 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.20%) QA
5 18 (0.72%) Solvency II
6 15 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.44%) HL7
8 11 (0.44%) ISO 22301
8 11 (0.44%) ISO 9000
9 9 (0.36%) PMO
10 5 (0.20%) MiFID
11 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.12%) ITGC
13 2 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.040%) COBIT
System Software
1 456 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 267 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 170 (6.81%) Docker
5 95 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (2.28%) vSphere
8 50 (2.00%) KVM
9 44 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
10 40 (1.60%) XenApp
11 32 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
12 29 (1.16%) iptables
13 19 (0.76%) Postfix
14 18 (0.72%) NFS
14 18 (0.72%) Xen
15 15 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 14 (0.56%) Firmware
17 10 (0.40%) GlusterFS
18 9 (0.36%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 191 (7.65%) Ansible
1 191 (7.65%) Puppet
2 91 (3.65%) SCCM
3 82 (3.29%) Kubernetes
4 79 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (2.96%) Nagios
6 44 (1.76%) ZABBIX
7 43 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 40 (1.60%) Terraform
9 37 (1.48%) Data Guard
10 30 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
10 30 (1.20%) WSUS
11 27 (1.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 27 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
12 25 (1.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
14 20 (0.80%) HAProxy
14 20 (0.80%) SCOM
14 20 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
15 19 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 623 (24.96%) Microsoft
2 453 (18.15%) VMware
3 283 (11.34%) Oracle
4 249 (9.98%) Salesforce.com
5 236 (9.46%) Red Hat
6 164 (6.57%) Cisco
7 81 (3.25%) SAP
8 80 (3.21%) Citrix
9 79 (3.17%) HP
10 60 (2.40%) Veeam
11 41 (1.64%) ServiceNow
12 37 (1.48%) Sybase
12 37 (1.48%) Tableau
13 34 (1.36%) Google
13 34 (1.36%) RedGate
13 34 (1.36%) SolarWinds
14 33 (1.32%) Sage
15 31 (1.24%) EMC
16 28 (1.12%) Veritas
17 27 (1.08%) IBM