Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 206 194
Rank change year-on-year -20 -12 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,213 1,884 2,638
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.66% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.74% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1,575 2,253
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,359
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -

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 77,171 108,316 142,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60,815 87,918 115,276
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,529 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -12 1,093 £42,500 - 253
UK excluding London +24 825 £40,000 +3.90% 214
London -64 314 £52,000 +4.00% 55
South East +38 266 £42,500 +6.25% 42
North of England +20 209 £37,500 - 50
Work from Home -18 175 £50,000 +11.11% 34
Midlands -15 130 £35,000 -10.83% 48
North West +35 106 £37,500 -6.25% 26
South West -7 103 £40,000 +14.29% 29
West Midlands -17 67 £40,500 -10.00% 23
Yorkshire +6 65 £37,500 -6.25% 16
East Midlands +17 63 £35,000 -6.67% 25
Scotland +23 54 £38,500 +10.00% 11
East of England -7 48 £42,500 +13.33% 27
North East +4 38 £33,000 -4.35% 8
Wales +1 14 £43,500 +19.79% 5
Northern Ireland -2 2 £63,750 +136.11% 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 371 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 361 (29.76%) Linux
3 358 (29.51%) Windows
4 241 (19.87%) Azure
5 217 (17.89%) Microsoft 365
6 201 (16.57%) VMware
7 196 (16.16%) Active Directory
7 196 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
8 191 (15.75%) Windows Server
9 190 (15.66%) SQL
10 187 (15.42%) SQL Server
11 168 (13.85%) Finance
12 160 (13.19%) Project Management
13 154 (12.70%) Management Information System
14 147 (12.12%) Information Security
15 145 (11.95%) AWS
16 144 (11.87%) PowerShell
16 144 (11.87%) Cisco
17 140 (11.54%) Law
17 140 (11.54%) GDPR
18 139 (11.46%) Manufacturing
19 130 (10.72%) Legal
19 130 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
20 127 (10.47%) Pharmaceutical
21 124 (10.22%) Data Protection
22 123 (10.14%) Python
23 122 (10.06%) ITIL
24 117 (9.65%) Bash Shell
25 116 (9.56%) DNS
26 115 (9.48%) Matrix Organization

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 99 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.12%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.23%) IIS
4 26 (2.14%) Apache
5 18 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.07%) Confluence
7 9 (0.74%) WordPress
8 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.41%) nginx
11 4 (0.33%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Houdini
6 3 (0.25%) Maya
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.25%) NUKE
6 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (3.30%) NetSuite
2 15 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.41%) Sage 50
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.33%) HealthRoster
5 4 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.33%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.25%) Shopify
6 3 (0.25%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.16%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.082%) Magento
8 1 (0.082%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.082%) Q-Pulse
8 1 (0.082%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.082%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 241 (19.87%) Azure
2 217 (17.89%) Microsoft 365
3 145 (11.95%) AWS
4 65 (5.36%) SaaS
5 39 (3.22%) Power Platform
6 34 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (2.80%) GCP
7 29 (2.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 25 (2.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 24 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.57%) PaaS
12 17 (1.40%) IaaS
13 15 (1.24%) Power Automate
14 13 (1.07%) Serverless
15 12 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.82%) Google Workspace
16 10 (0.82%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 116 (9.56%) DNS
2 111 (9.15%) Firewall
3 80 (6.60%) Wireless
4 79 (6.51%) DHCP
5 57 (4.70%) SAN
6 47 (3.87%) TCP/IP
7 40 (3.30%) LAN
8 39 (3.22%) WAN
9 33 (2.72%) NAS
9 33 (2.72%) VPN
10 27 (2.23%) SSL
11 18 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (1.48%) VoIP
12 16 (1.32%) Internet
13 15 (1.24%) NetScaler
14 14 (1.15%) Network Security
15 13 (1.07%) HTTP
15 13 (1.07%) SMTP
15 13 (1.07%) VLAN
16 10 (0.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 81 (6.68%) MySQL
3 51 (4.20%) Oracle Database
4 49 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (3.22%) Relational Database
8 35 (2.89%) MariaDB
9 32 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.90%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.90%) Power BI
11 20 (1.65%) OLTP
11 20 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (1.40%) Redis
13 13 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2019
16 10 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 32 (2.64%) JIRA
3 30 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.91%) GitLab
5 9 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.66%) Postman
7 6 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.16%) Toad
11 2 (0.16%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.082%) Ant
12 1 (0.082%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.082%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 168 (13.85%) Finance
2 140 (11.54%) Law
3 139 (11.46%) Manufacturing
4 130 (10.72%) Legal
5 127 (10.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 55 (4.53%) Marketing
7 49 (4.04%) Telecoms
8 40 (3.30%) Public Sector
9 20 (1.65%) Retail
10 18 (1.48%) Electronics
11 15 (1.24%) Back Office
12 11 (0.91%) Banking
13 8 (0.66%) Advertising
14 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.16%) French Language
17 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.73%) Web Services
2 20 (1.65%) .NET
2 20 (1.65%) HTML
3 16 (1.32%) LAMP
4 10 (0.82%) CSS
4 10 (0.82%) Kafka
5 9 (0.74%) AngularJS
5 9 (0.74%) XML
6 8 (0.66%) LDAP
7 7 (0.58%) JSON
7 7 (0.58%) Visualforce
8 6 (0.49%) gRPC
8 6 (0.49%) Hibernate
8 6 (0.49%) Middleware
8 6 (0.49%) Protocol Buffers
8 6 (0.49%) RESTful
9 5 (0.41%) YAML
10 4 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 154 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 71 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.79%) Replication
4 45 (3.71%) Data Centre
5 41 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.72%) Clustering
7 20 (1.65%) e-Learning
8 18 (1.48%) CMDB
8 18 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (0.99%) Cloud Native
10 11 (0.91%) User Experience
11 10 (0.82%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.82%) NHS
11 10 (0.82%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (0.66%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 361 (29.76%) Linux
2 358 (29.51%) Windows
3 191 (15.75%) Windows Server
4 59 (4.86%) Unix
5 57 (4.70%) Windows 10
6 54 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (3.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 42 (3.46%) Ubuntu
9 41 (3.38%) CentOS
9 41 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (2.06%) Windows 7
12 21 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.48%) Debian
14 11 (0.91%) Android
15 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.66%) AIX
18 7 (0.58%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
2 160 (13.19%) Project Management
3 147 (12.12%) Information Security
4 124 (10.22%) Data Protection
5 122 (10.06%) ITIL
6 115 (9.48%) Matrix Organization
7 112 (9.23%) DevOps
8 97 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (7.50%) High Availability
10 88 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 71 (5.85%) Migration
12 67 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 64 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
14 54 (4.45%) Change Management
15 50 (4.12%) Computer Science
16 46 (3.79%) Configuration Management
17 45 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 41 (3.38%) CRM
19 40 (3.30%) ERP
20 38 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 190 (15.66%) SQL
2 144 (11.87%) PowerShell
3 123 (10.14%) Python
4 117 (9.65%) Bash Shell
5 38 (3.13%) Java
5 38 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 37 (3.05%) Shell Script
7 35 (2.89%) T-SQL
8 32 (2.64%) Perl
9 26 (2.14%) Go
9 26 (2.14%) PHP
10 25 (2.06%) Ruby
11 20 (1.65%) C#
12 14 (1.15%) VBScript
13 12 (0.99%) Scala
14 11 (0.91%) Apex Code
15 10 (0.82%) Groovy
16 8 (0.66%) C
17 7 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 7 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (6.43%) Degree
2 76 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (6.18%) CCNA
3 75 (6.18%) Security Cleared
4 70 (5.77%) Linux+ Certification
5 69 (5.69%) Network+ Certification
6 61 (5.03%) SC Cleared
7 35 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.40%) MCSE
9 16 (1.32%) MCSA
10 14 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.66%) MCP
12 7 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.49%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.41%) AAT
14 5 (0.41%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (11.54%) GDPR
2 40 (3.30%) SLA
3 30 (2.47%) QA
4 16 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.74%) PMO
6 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.16%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.082%) COBIT
10 1 (0.082%) GxP
10 1 (0.082%) NIST
10 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 196 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 130 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.68%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.87%) Docker
5 24 (1.98%) vSphere
6 19 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.74%) NFS
8 8 (0.66%) HDFS
8 8 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.49%) XenApp
11 5 (0.41%) Firmware
11 5 (0.41%) Samba
12 4 (0.33%) KVM
12 4 (0.33%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.25%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 104 (8.57%) Ansible
2 68 (5.61%) Puppet
3 52 (4.29%) Terraform
4 46 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 36 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (2.72%) SCCM
7 32 (2.64%) Kubernetes
8 17 (1.40%) Data Guard
8 17 (1.40%) Grafana
9 14 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
10 11 (0.91%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
10 11 (0.91%) WSUS
11 10 (0.82%) Nagios
12 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.66%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.58%) Galera Cluster
15 6 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 371 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 201 (16.57%) VMware
3 144 (11.87%) Cisco
4 102 (8.41%) Oracle
5 86 (7.09%) Salesforce.com
6 71 (5.85%) Red Hat
7 57 (4.70%) Citrix
8 42 (3.46%) Google
9 37 (3.05%) Dell
10 34 (2.80%) EMC
11 30 (2.47%) Veeam
12 28 (2.31%) HP
12 28 (2.31%) Meraki
13 26 (2.14%) SAP
14 22 (1.81%) ServiceNow
15 17 (1.40%) IBM
16 15 (1.24%) EqualLogic
17 13 (1.07%) JD Edwards
17 13 (1.07%) SolarWinds
17 13 (1.07%) Sun