Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 186 175
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11 -40
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 2,143 2,837 3,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.88% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.96% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,763 2,343 3,058
UK median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% -1.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +2.56%

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 120,037 144,882 165,680
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.91% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96,074 115,785 135,147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 -16 1,989 £42,500 - 614
UK excluding London -10 1,255 £38,500 -3.75% 483
London -30 814 £48,000 +1.05% 171
South East -20 423 £40,000 - 111
North of England -42 236 £37,500 -6.25% 143
Midlands +37 191 £38,029 -10.52% 82
South West +17 167 £37,581 -6.05% 55
East of England +53 156 £37,500 - 53
North West +2 125 £37,500 -7.06% 72
West Midlands +27 104 £36,500 -14.12% 40
East Midlands +24 87 £42,500 +6.25% 41
Yorkshire -71 73 £38,750 +3.33% 52
Scotland -25 47 £39,500 +3.95% 24
North East +28 38 £36,500 -1.35% 19
Wales -8 30 £38,500 +10.00% 11
Northern Ireland +14 9 £27,000 -28.00% 4

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 729 (34.02%) Windows
2 703 (32.80%) Microsoft
3 653 (30.47%) SQL
4 589 (27.48%) Linux
5 539 (25.15%) SQL Server
6 448 (20.91%) Azure
7 424 (19.79%) VMware
8 420 (19.60%) Active Directory
9 363 (16.94%) Windows Server
10 349 (16.29%) Office 365
11 321 (14.98%) Finance
12 305 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
13 296 (13.81%) AWS
14 284 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 274 (12.79%) ITIL
16 260 (12.13%) PowerShell
17 225 (10.50%) Degree
18 214 (9.99%) Oracle
19 212 (9.89%) Salesforce.com
20 196 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
21 194 (9.05%) DNS
22 192 (8.96%) DevOps
23 184 (8.59%) CRM
24 178 (8.31%) Firewall
25 168 (7.84%) Red Hat
26 164 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
27 163 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
28 156 (7.28%) High Availability
29 154 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
30 151 (7.05%) Python

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
1 148 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 130 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 53 (2.47%) Apache
4 40 (1.87%) IIS
5 34 (1.59%) Confluence
6 32 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.21%) CMS
8 25 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.03%) WordPress
11 19 (0.89%) nginx
12 18 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.70%) Skype for Business
14 14 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.42%) JBoss
17 9 (0.42%) Joomla!
17 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 154 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.23%) Sketch
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.047%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.047%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.047%) SPSS
9 1 (0.047%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 63 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.77%) NetSuite
3 31 (1.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.42%) Magento
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.28%) Shopify
5 6 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.093%) HFM
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.093%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 448 (20.91%) Azure
2 349 (16.29%) Office 365
3 296 (13.81%) AWS
4 98 (4.57%) Power Platform
5 87 (4.06%) SaaS
6 57 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
6 57 (2.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 50 (2.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 34 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 31 (1.45%) GCP
10 29 (1.35%) PowerApps
11 28 (1.31%) OneDrive
12 27 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (1.26%) IaaS
13 22 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.70%) PaaS
15 14 (0.65%) G Suite
16 13 (0.61%) FinancialForce
17 12 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 194 (9.05%) DNS
2 178 (8.31%) Firewall
3 129 (6.02%) DHCP
4 117 (5.46%) TCP/IP
5 104 (4.85%) LAN
6 102 (4.76%) WAN
7 75 (3.50%) VPN
8 66 (3.08%) SAN
9 45 (2.10%) VoIP
10 42 (1.96%) VLAN
11 39 (1.82%) HTTP
12 32 (1.49%) BGP
13 30 (1.40%) SNMP
14 27 (1.26%) Intranet
15 25 (1.17%) Wireless
16 24 (1.12%) Internet
17 22 (1.03%) SMTP
18 21 (0.98%) NAS
18 21 (0.98%) WLAN
19 19 (0.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 539 (25.15%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.44%) MySQL
3 122 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 113 (5.27%) Relational Database
5 107 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 103 (4.81%) Oracle Database
7 93 (4.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 88 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 81 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
10 80 (3.73%) Power BI
11 77 (3.59%) RDBMS
12 75 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 64 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
14 63 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 62 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
16 45 (2.10%) OLAP
17 39 (1.82%) MongoDB
18 35 (1.63%) Big Data
19 31 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
20 28 (1.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 74 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 67 (3.13%) JIRA
3 44 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 35 (1.63%) Subversion
5 26 (1.21%) GitLab
6 14 (0.65%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.28%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.14%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.14%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.14%) Selenium
11 2 (0.093%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.093%) Postman
11 2 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.047%) ScriptRunner
General
1 321 (14.98%) Finance
2 87 (4.06%) Marketing
3 84 (3.92%) Retail
4 64 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 59 (2.75%) Public Sector
6 44 (2.05%) Banking
7 43 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.68%) Legal
9 27 (1.26%) Law
10 26 (1.21%) Advertising
11 18 (0.84%) Electronics
12 14 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.42%) Back Office
15 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.33%) Billing
17 5 (0.23%) Games
17 5 (0.23%) Local Government
18 4 (0.19%) Automotive
18 4 (0.19%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.33%) LAMP
2 49 (2.29%) Web Services
3 47 (2.19%) HTML
4 42 (1.96%) CSS
5 40 (1.87%) .NET
6 36 (1.68%) LDAP
7 32 (1.49%) XML
8 26 (1.21%) SAP Basis
9 24 (1.12%) Visualforce
10 22 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
11 21 (0.98%) Middleware
12 17 (0.79%) REST
13 10 (0.47%) jQuery
14 9 (0.42%) 802.1X
14 9 (0.42%) EDI
14 9 (0.42%) JSON
14 9 (0.42%) SailPoint
15 6 (0.28%) HTML5
15 6 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
15 6 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (5.74%) Replication
3 106 (4.95%) Clustering
4 97 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
5 77 (3.59%) Data Centre
5 77 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 42 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 38 (1.77%) User Experience
8 29 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (1.03%) Driving Licence
10 20 (0.93%) CMDB
11 18 (0.84%) PKI
12 17 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 15 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.61%) AS400
14 13 (0.61%) IPTV
14 13 (0.61%) MPEG
14 13 (0.61%) NHS
14 13 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 729 (34.02%) Windows
2 589 (27.48%) Linux
3 363 (16.94%) Windows Server
4 134 (6.25%) Unix
5 131 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (5.46%) CentOS
7 101 (4.71%) Windows 10
8 79 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (3.36%) Ubuntu
10 63 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (2.43%) Solaris
12 51 (2.38%) Windows 7
13 23 (1.07%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.79%) Debian
16 11 (0.51%) Android
17 10 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.47%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.42%) Fedora
19 7 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
2 274 (12.79%) ITIL
3 192 (8.96%) DevOps
4 184 (8.59%) CRM
5 164 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
6 163 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 156 (7.28%) High Availability
8 143 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 127 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
10 125 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 122 (5.69%) Migration
12 106 (4.95%) Computer Science
13 95 (4.43%) Project Management
14 91 (4.25%) Capacity Planning
15 87 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
16 85 (3.97%) Service Management
17 81 (3.78%) Workflow
18 78 (3.64%) ETL
19 75 (3.50%) Change Management
20 73 (3.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 653 (30.47%) SQL
2 260 (12.13%) PowerShell
3 151 (7.05%) Python
4 126 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 122 (5.69%) T-SQL
6 107 (4.99%) Shell Script
7 68 (3.17%) Java
8 57 (2.66%) JavaScript
9 46 (2.15%) Perl
10 45 (2.10%) PHP
11 34 (1.59%) C
12 32 (1.49%) Apex Code
12 32 (1.49%) Ruby
13 31 (1.45%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.31%) C#
15 25 (1.17%) ABAP
16 15 (0.70%) Korn
17 14 (0.65%) SOQL
18 12 (0.56%) RPG
19 10 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 225 (10.50%) Degree
2 130 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 75 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (2.80%) MCSE
6 56 (2.61%) MCSA
7 51 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 30 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (1.21%) CCNA
10 25 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.70%) RHCE
13 14 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.51%) CCNP
15 10 (0.47%) OCP
16 9 (0.42%) MCITP
17 8 (0.37%) Sun Certification
18 7 (0.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.23%) SLA
2 65 (3.03%) QA
3 38 (1.77%) GDPR
4 33 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.75%) PMO
7 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.093%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.047%) NIST
System Software
1 420 (19.60%) Active Directory
2 284 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (5.27%) Hyper-V
4 75 (3.50%) Docker
5 68 (3.17%) vSphere
6 48 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (1.87%) XenApp
8 30 (1.40%) VirtualBox
9 28 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.89%) Firmware
10 19 (0.89%) KVM
10 19 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.61%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.51%) Terminal Server
13 10 (0.47%) Varnish
13 10 (0.47%) Xen
14 8 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.37%) Postfix
14 8 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 130 (6.07%) SCCM
2 104 (4.85%) Puppet
3 98 (4.57%) Ansible
4 64 (2.99%) SCOM
5 55 (2.57%) Terraform
6 42 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 38 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
8 37 (1.73%) WSUS
9 34 (1.59%) Nagios
10 29 (1.35%) ZABBIX
11 24 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 23 (1.07%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 22 (1.03%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
15 16 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (0.75%) Foglight
16 15 (0.70%) HAProxy
16 15 (0.70%) LiteSpeed
17 13 (0.61%) NetBackup
18 11 (0.51%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 703 (32.80%) Microsoft
2 424 (19.79%) VMware
3 214 (9.99%) Oracle
4 212 (9.89%) Salesforce.com
5 168 (7.84%) Red Hat
6 113 (5.27%) Cisco
7 70 (3.27%) Citrix
8 68 (3.17%) SAP
9 59 (2.75%) ServiceNow
10 50 (2.33%) Dell
10 50 (2.33%) HP
11 47 (2.19%) Pardot
12 46 (2.15%) Google
13 37 (1.73%) EMC
13 37 (1.73%) Veeam
14 29 (1.35%) LogicMonitor
14 29 (1.35%) NetApp
15 19 (0.89%) McAfee
15 19 (0.89%) Tableau
16 18 (0.84%) Sage