Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 263 220 209
Rank change year-on-year -43 -11 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,784 956 2,143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.51% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.58% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,239 695 1,756
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £43,500 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.75% +6.10% -3.53%
75th Percentile £56,750 £54,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,250 £63,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,250 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.65% -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 118,632 60,359 120,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 95.12% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79,520 49,451 97,651
10th Percentile £31,813 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,244 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -24 1,607 £47,500 +7.86% 425
UK excluding London -23 1,087 £42,500 +11.11% 310
London -67 581 £52,500 +0.96% 142
Work from Home -45 354 £47,500 -5.00% 66
North of England -31 301 £41,229 +9.94% 75
South East -40 292 £42,500 +6.25% 72
North West +29 196 £41,957 +11.89% 37
South West +30 161 £50,000 +14.94% 30
Midlands -50 135 £41,000 +17.14% 72
Scotland -3 92 £41,053 +2.63% 17
West Midlands -20 86 £36,250 -9.38% 45
East of England -45 84 £40,000 - 32
Yorkshire -67 77 £50,000 +29.87% 22
East Midlands -67 46 £47,500 +35.71% 27
North East -24 28 £32,500 -2.99% 16
Wales -44 20 £40,000 -8.05% 13
Northern Ireland -29 4 £50,000 -20.00%

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 493 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 478 (26.79%) SQL
3 441 (24.72%) Social Skills
4 412 (23.09%) Windows
4 412 (23.09%) Azure
5 398 (22.31%) Finance
6 390 (21.86%) SQL Server
7 380 (21.30%) Linux
8 323 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
9 250 (14.01%) Salesforce.com
10 247 (13.85%) ITIL
11 236 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
12 233 (13.06%) Oracle
13 231 (12.95%) Active Directory
14 221 (12.39%) PowerShell
15 220 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
16 209 (11.72%) AWS
17 201 (11.27%) Microsoft 365
18 198 (11.10%) Python
19 181 (10.15%) Windows Server
20 166 (9.30%) Degree
20 166 (9.30%) ERP
21 164 (9.19%) DevOps
21 164 (9.19%) Analytics
22 161 (9.02%) VMware
23 151 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
24 150 (8.41%) MySQL
25 147 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
26 137 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
27 136 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 87 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.59%) IIS
3 46 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 42 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 37 (2.07%) JBoss
6 23 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 15 (0.84%) Apache
8 14 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.73%) Confluence
10 9 (0.50%) CMS
10 9 (0.50%) nginx
10 9 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
12 7 (0.39%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.28%) SugarCRM
15 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 3 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 137 (7.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.39%) InVision
7 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.056%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 121 (6.78%) NetSuite
2 36 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
3 29 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 29 (1.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.73%) Maximo
5 11 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.56%) Sentinel
7 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
8 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.34%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.22%) Sage 1000
9 4 (0.22%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.22%) SAP MDG
10 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.17%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.17%) Shopify
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 412 (23.09%) Azure
2 209 (11.72%) AWS
3 201 (11.27%) Microsoft 365
4 118 (6.61%) Power Platform
5 91 (5.10%) SaaS
6 64 (3.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 48 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
7 48 (2.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 44 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 34 (1.91%) IaaS
10 30 (1.68%) PaaS
11 29 (1.63%) GitHub
12 27 (1.51%) GCP
13 24 (1.35%) OneDrive
14 19 (1.07%) Power Automate
14 19 (1.07%) PowerApps
15 17 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.78%) Amazon S3
17 13 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 108 (6.05%) Firewall
2 107 (6.00%) DNS
3 57 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 55 (3.08%) DHCP
5 47 (2.63%) SAN
5 47 (2.63%) VPN
6 35 (1.96%) LAN
7 32 (1.79%) HTTP
8 30 (1.68%) WAN
9 27 (1.51%) VoIP
10 23 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
11 20 (1.12%) Internet
12 19 (1.07%) VLAN
13 16 (0.90%) Wireless
14 14 (0.78%) Network Security
14 14 (0.78%) SSH
15 11 (0.62%) NAS
15 11 (0.62%) SSL
16 10 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 150 (8.41%) MySQL
3 136 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (7.06%) Oracle Database
5 125 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
6 106 (5.94%) Power BI
7 100 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 75 (4.20%) MongoDB
9 60 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 59 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
11 52 (2.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 44 (2.47%) Relational Database
13 36 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
14 35 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
16 19 (1.07%) RDBMS
17 17 (0.95%) DB2
18 15 (0.84%) Tableau
19 14 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
20 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 80 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 51 (2.86%) JIRA
4 31 (1.74%) Subversion
5 22 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.67%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.39%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.28%) GitLab
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.11%) ERwin
13 2 (0.11%) PowerBuilder
13 2 (0.11%) Redmine
13 2 (0.11%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 441 (24.72%) Social Skills
2 398 (22.31%) Finance
3 220 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (6.28%) Organisational Skills
5 105 (5.89%) Marketing
6 76 (4.26%) Retail
7 59 (3.31%) Publishing
8 57 (3.20%) Telecoms
9 47 (2.63%) Banking
10 43 (2.41%) Manufacturing
11 39 (2.19%) Law
12 31 (1.74%) Public Sector
13 28 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (1.40%) Legal
15 17 (0.95%) Advertising
16 16 (0.90%) Front Office
17 12 (0.67%) Billing
17 12 (0.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 11 (0.62%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.62%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.63%) Middleware
2 31 (1.74%) HTML
3 28 (1.57%) EDI
4 25 (1.40%) REST
5 24 (1.35%) .NET
5 24 (1.35%) Visualforce
6 23 (1.29%) XML
7 22 (1.23%) Web Services
8 20 (1.12%) CSS
9 14 (0.78%) COM
10 10 (0.56%) JSON
10 10 (0.56%) LDAP
11 9 (0.50%) Java EE
11 9 (0.50%) Node.js
12 8 (0.45%) EJB
12 8 (0.45%) Hibernate
12 8 (0.45%) HTML5
12 8 (0.45%) React
12 8 (0.45%) Spring
13 7 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
2 86 (4.82%) NHS
3 69 (3.87%) Clustering
3 69 (3.87%) User Experience
4 65 (3.64%) Analytical Mindset
5 62 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.08%) Driving Licence
7 41 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 40 (2.24%) Replication
9 34 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
10 32 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.35%) CMDB
11 24 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.67%) LIMS
15 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Licensing
16 9 (0.50%) FMCG
16 9 (0.50%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 412 (23.09%) Windows
2 380 (21.30%) Linux
3 181 (10.15%) Windows Server
4 133 (7.46%) Unix
5 106 (5.94%) CentOS
6 78 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (3.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 63 (3.53%) Windows Server 2016
10 37 (2.07%) Ubuntu
10 37 (2.07%) Windows 10
11 28 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (1.46%) Solaris
13 20 (1.12%) Debian
14 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.45%) AIX
16 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.22%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
2 247 (13.85%) ITIL
3 236 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
4 166 (9.30%) ERP
5 164 (9.19%) Analytics
5 164 (9.19%) DevOps
6 151 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 147 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (7.57%) Project Management
9 131 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
10 119 (6.67%) Migration
11 117 (6.56%) High Availability
12 112 (6.28%) CRM
13 108 (6.05%) Data Entry
14 104 (5.83%) Change Management
15 100 (5.61%) Capacity Management
16 90 (5.04%) Computer Science
16 90 (5.04%) Configuration Management
17 88 (4.93%) Data Modelling
18 79 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 478 (26.79%) SQL
2 221 (12.39%) PowerShell
3 198 (11.10%) Python
4 128 (7.17%) Bash
5 93 (5.21%) Shell Script
6 87 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 74 (4.15%) C#
8 62 (3.48%) Perl
9 58 (3.25%) VB
10 49 (2.75%) JavaScript
11 45 (2.52%) Java
12 44 (2.47%) PHP
13 40 (2.24%) Apex Code
14 20 (1.12%) C
14 20 (1.12%) SOQL
15 16 (0.90%) C++
16 9 (0.50%) AWK
16 9 (0.50%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.50%) Korn
16 9 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (9.30%) Degree
2 90 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (1.40%) MCSA
7 23 (1.29%) MCSE
8 18 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 17 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
11 13 (0.73%) RHCE
12 12 (0.67%) OCA
13 11 (0.62%) OCP
13 11 (0.62%) RHCSA
14 10 (0.56%) HNC
15 9 (0.50%) HND
16 8 (0.45%) CCNA
16 8 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (0.39%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.92%) GDPR
2 67 (3.76%) SLA
3 44 (2.47%) Data Quality
4 41 (2.30%) QA
5 27 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (1.07%) Accessibility
6 19 (1.07%) PMO
7 11 (0.62%) Good Clinical Practice
7 11 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.17%) GLP
10 3 (0.17%) GRC
10 3 (0.17%) IFRS
11 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 231 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 108 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (2.91%) Docker
4 46 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 39 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
6 37 (2.07%) vSphere
7 23 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.73%) XenApp
10 12 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.34%) Firmware
15 4 (0.22%) iptables
16 3 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 86 (4.82%) Ansible
2 69 (3.87%) Puppet
3 50 (2.80%) Terraform
4 45 (2.52%) Kubernetes
5 41 (2.30%) SCCM
6 40 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (2.19%) Data Guard
8 34 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 19 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (0.95%) FortiGate
12 16 (0.90%) SCOM
13 15 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.84%) WSUS
14 11 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
15 10 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 10 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (0.50%) Grafana
16 9 (0.50%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 493 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 250 (14.01%) Salesforce.com
3 233 (13.06%) Oracle
4 161 (9.02%) VMware
5 96 (5.38%) Red Hat
6 61 (3.42%) ServiceNow
7 51 (2.86%) Cisco
8 36 (2.02%) SAP
9 33 (1.85%) Citrix
10 29 (1.63%) NetApp
11 27 (1.51%) Conga
12 25 (1.40%) Veritas
13 24 (1.35%) IBM
14 19 (1.07%) Pardot
15 18 (1.01%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 18 (1.01%) Veeam
16 17 (0.95%) Atlassian
16 17 (0.95%) EMC
16 17 (0.95%) HP
17 16 (0.90%) Adobe