Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 163 172
Rank change year-on-year -43 +9 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 2,284 3,397 3,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 2.08% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.17% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,898 2,748 3,210
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,375 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -1.27% +2.60%

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -43 2,137 £42,500 - 727
UK excluding London -41 1,346 £40,000 +2.56% 581
London -37 881 £48,500 -0.51% 190
South East -43 426 £42,500 +6.25% 160
North of England -73 254 £35,000 -6.67% 109
Midlands -7 209 £37,500 -6.25% 91
South West -2 197 £41,000 +2.50% 109
East of England +15 168 £36,500 -2.67% 69
North West -18 124 £35,000 -17.65% 53
West Midlands -1 112 £36,250 -14.71% 42
East Midlands 0 96 £37,500 -6.25% 49
Yorkshire -96 88 £38,750 +6.90% 44
Scotland -36 58 £40,000 +6.67% 23
North East +39 42 £37,500 +16.28% 12
Wales -8 26 £30,000 -29.41% 19
Northern Ireland -9 11 £37,500 +50.00% 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 795 (34.81%) Windows
2 735 (32.18%) Linux
3 656 (28.72%) Microsoft
4 607 (26.58%) SQL
5 538 (23.56%) SQL Server
6 424 (18.56%) Active Directory
7 403 (17.64%) Windows Server
8 395 (17.29%) Azure
9 387 (16.94%) VMware
10 378 (16.55%) Finance
11 338 (14.80%) Office 365
12 319 (13.97%) AWS
13 302 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
14 257 (11.25%) ITIL
15 251 (10.99%) Salesforce.com
16 237 (10.38%) Oracle
17 234 (10.25%) Firewall
18 220 (9.63%) PowerShell
18 220 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 215 (9.41%) DevOps
20 211 (9.24%) Unix
21 210 (9.19%) DNS
22 209 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
22 209 (9.15%) Red Hat
23 208 (9.11%) Disaster Recovery
23 208 (9.11%) High Availability
24 194 (8.49%) Python
25 190 (8.32%) CRM
26 187 (8.19%) Degree
27 176 (7.71%) Bash Shell

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
1 150 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 137 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 63 (2.76%) Apache
4 43 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (1.75%) IIS
6 35 (1.53%) nginx
7 33 (1.44%) Confluence
7 33 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.96%) CMS
10 16 (0.70%) Skype for Business
11 15 (0.66%) ArcGIS
11 15 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.61%) JBoss
12 14 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.61%) WordPress
13 11 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.44%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 209 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.13%) Sketch
9 2 (0.088%) Windchill
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.044%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.044%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.044%) SPSS
10 1 (0.044%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 52 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 28 (1.23%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.31%) Magento
5 7 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.26%) Shopify
6 6 (0.26%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.26%) Workfront
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.22%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.18%) HFM
8 4 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 395 (17.29%) Azure
2 338 (14.80%) Office 365
3 319 (13.97%) AWS
4 91 (3.98%) SaaS
5 69 (3.02%) Power Platform
6 55 (2.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 48 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 47 (2.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 44 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
10 36 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (1.31%) GCP
13 25 (1.09%) OneDrive
14 22 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (0.88%) IaaS
16 17 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 16 (0.70%) PaaS
17 16 (0.70%) PowerApps
18 14 (0.61%) FinancialForce
19 10 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 234 (10.25%) Firewall
2 210 (9.19%) DNS
3 152 (6.65%) TCP/IP
4 142 (6.22%) SAN
5 130 (5.69%) DHCP
6 119 (5.21%) LAN
7 118 (5.17%) VPN
8 112 (4.90%) WAN
9 70 (3.06%) HTTP
10 53 (2.32%) Internet
11 45 (1.97%) VLAN
12 43 (1.88%) SMTP
12 43 (1.88%) Wireless
13 42 (1.84%) NAS
13 42 (1.84%) VoIP
14 35 (1.53%) Intranet
15 34 (1.49%) SNMP
16 33 (1.44%) SSL
17 28 (1.23%) Network Security
18 27 (1.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 152 (6.65%) MySQL
3 127 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 105 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 95 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (4.12%) Oracle Database
7 93 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 92 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 84 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
10 83 (3.63%) RDBMS
11 79 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
12 68 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 61 (2.67%) Power BI
14 52 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
16 46 (2.01%) Big Data
16 46 (2.01%) MongoDB
17 40 (1.75%) OLAP
18 33 (1.44%) NoSQL
19 29 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 75 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 74 (3.24%) JIRA
3 49 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.71%) Subversion
5 22 (0.96%) GitLab
6 14 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.39%) Mercurial
9 9 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.22%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.13%) Hudson
12 3 (0.13%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 378 (16.55%) Finance
2 107 (4.68%) Marketing
3 87 (3.81%) Retail
4 73 (3.20%) Banking
5 61 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 45 (1.97%) Law
7 44 (1.93%) Legal
8 40 (1.75%) Public Sector
9 36 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.05%) Games
11 17 (0.74%) Automotive
12 15 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.57%) Advertising
14 10 (0.44%) Billing
14 10 (0.44%) Electronics
15 9 (0.39%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.39%) Local Government
16 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.31%) Publishing
17 5 (0.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (3.24%) LAMP
2 69 (3.02%) Web Services
3 56 (2.45%) HTML
4 50 (2.19%) .NET
5 48 (2.10%) LDAP
6 40 (1.75%) CSS
7 36 (1.58%) XML
8 28 (1.23%) REST
9 19 (0.83%) Visualforce
10 16 (0.70%) 802.1X
10 16 (0.70%) Middleware
10 16 (0.70%) SAP Basis
11 15 (0.66%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.53%) jQuery
12 12 (0.53%) Kafka
13 11 (0.48%) JSON
14 10 (0.44%) HTML5
14 10 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (0.44%) React
14 10 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 163 (7.14%) Replication
2 159 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 107 (4.68%) Clustering
5 92 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 78 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.53%) PKI
8 34 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 33 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
11 22 (0.96%) User Experience
12 21 (0.92%) IPTV
12 21 (0.92%) MPEG
13 19 (0.83%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.70%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.61%) CMDB
16 14 (0.61%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 795 (34.81%) Windows
2 735 (32.18%) Linux
3 403 (17.64%) Windows Server
4 211 (9.24%) Unix
5 165 (7.22%) CentOS
6 154 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 135 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 129 (5.65%) Windows 10
9 105 (4.60%) Ubuntu
10 87 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 83 (3.63%) Solaris
12 62 (2.71%) Windows 7
13 43 (1.88%) Debian
14 30 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 28 (1.23%) AIX
15 28 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.61%) Fedora
16 14 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.48%) SUSE
17 11 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
2 257 (11.25%) ITIL
3 215 (9.41%) DevOps
4 208 (9.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 208 (9.11%) High Availability
5 190 (8.32%) CRM
6 160 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
7 145 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 140 (6.13%) Migration
9 110 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 95 (4.16%) Configuration Management
11 93 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
12 88 (3.85%) Computer Science
13 87 (3.81%) Project Management
14 84 (3.68%) Workflow
15 82 (3.59%) Change Management
15 82 (3.59%) ERP
16 81 (3.55%) Data Protection
17 77 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 607 (26.58%) SQL
2 220 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 194 (8.49%) Python
4 176 (7.71%) Bash Shell
5 130 (5.69%) T-SQL
6 119 (5.21%) Shell Script
7 73 (3.20%) Perl
8 62 (2.71%) Java
9 48 (2.10%) PHP
10 47 (2.06%) JavaScript
11 38 (1.66%) Korn
12 35 (1.53%) Ruby
13 34 (1.49%) C
14 32 (1.40%) C#
15 25 (1.09%) VBA
16 21 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.88%) Apex Code
18 16 (0.70%) Bourne shell
19 14 (0.61%) ABAP
19 14 (0.61%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 187 (8.19%) Degree
2 104 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 101 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (3.24%) MCSE
5 57 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 40 (1.75%) MCSA
7 38 (1.66%) CCNA
8 37 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 29 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
10 24 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 22 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 21 (0.92%) OCP
13 20 (0.88%) CCNP
14 19 (0.83%) RHCE
15 11 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.48%) OCA
15 11 (0.48%) RHCSA
16 10 (0.44%) CCDP
17 7 (0.31%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.50%) SLA
2 44 (1.93%) QA
3 32 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.36%) GDPR
5 26 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.48%) PMO
8 9 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.18%) MiFID
10 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.044%) COBIT
13 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.044%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.044%) NIST
System Software
1 424 (18.56%) Active Directory
2 220 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (6.61%) Hyper-V
4 98 (4.29%) Docker
5 76 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (2.54%) vSphere
7 29 (1.27%) XenApp
8 27 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.14%) KVM
10 20 (0.88%) Xen
11 18 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 17 (0.74%) Firmware
12 17 (0.74%) GlusterFS
12 17 (0.74%) iptables
12 17 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
13 16 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.61%) Varnish
14 14 (0.61%) VirtualBox
15 13 (0.57%) DRBD
16 10 (0.44%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 146 (6.39%) Ansible
2 143 (6.26%) Puppet
3 123 (5.39%) SCCM
4 69 (3.02%) Nagios
5 68 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (2.54%) Kubernetes
7 54 (2.36%) ZABBIX
8 44 (1.93%) WSUS
9 42 (1.84%) SCOM
10 36 (1.58%) Terraform
11 30 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
12 26 (1.14%) NetBackup
13 25 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
13 25 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 19 (0.83%) HAProxy
15 18 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
16 17 (0.74%) Backup Exec
16 17 (0.74%) Data Guard
16 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 656 (28.72%) Microsoft
2 387 (16.94%) VMware
3 251 (10.99%) Salesforce.com
4 237 (10.38%) Oracle
5 209 (9.15%) Red Hat
6 152 (6.65%) Cisco
7 74 (3.24%) Citrix
8 65 (2.85%) SAP
9 54 (2.36%) HP
10 53 (2.32%) ServiceNow
11 39 (1.71%) EMC
12 38 (1.66%) Veeam
13 36 (1.58%) Veritas
14 34 (1.49%) IBM
15 29 (1.27%) Pardot
16 27 (1.18%) Dell
17 25 (1.09%) Google
18 24 (1.05%) CommVault
18 24 (1.05%) Tableau
19 23 (1.01%) NetApp