Period
to 25 June 2021

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 268 210 210
Rank change year-on-year -58 0 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 1,312 1,331 2,496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.66% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.75% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 943 1,104 2,138
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £55,125 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 96,914 76,199 138,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.78% 95.13% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 69,141 61,954 111,508
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 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 -62 1,170 £45,000 - 389
UK excluding London -21 856 £40,000 - 315
London -114 353 £52,500 - 94
South East -21 217 £40,000 -3.49% 68
North of England -22 205 £38,000 +7.04% 82
Work from Home -112 175 £50,000 +11.11% 51
South West -1 150 £40,000 +16.79% 38
Midlands -31 141 £40,000 -11.11% 57
North West +15 113 £38,000 -5.00% 39
West Midlands -57 83 £42,500 -10.53% 22
East of England -36 68 £40,500 +1.25% 46
Scotland -21 64 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Yorkshire -59 59 £38,000 +7.04% 37
East Midlands -9 58 £36,250 +3.57% 35
North East -12 33 £34,628 +6.55% 6
Wales -23 18 £31,500 -11.27% 6

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 489 (37.27%) Microsoft
2 428 (32.62%) Windows
3 411 (31.33%) Linux
4 349 (26.60%) Social Skills
5 261 (19.89%) SQL
6 244 (18.60%) Active Directory
6 244 (18.60%) Azure
7 231 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
8 230 (17.53%) Microsoft 365
9 222 (16.92%) Windows Server
9 222 (16.92%) Finance
10 221 (16.84%) PowerShell
11 204 (15.55%) SQL Server
12 184 (14.02%) VMware
13 166 (12.65%) Firewall
14 161 (12.27%) Cisco
15 154 (11.74%) DNS
16 136 (10.37%) AWS
17 122 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
18 117 (8.92%) Oracle
18 117 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
19 115 (8.77%) Python
20 111 (8.46%) SharePoint
20 111 (8.46%) Salesforce.com
21 109 (8.31%) DHCP
22 103 (7.85%) ITIL
23 101 (7.70%) Bash Shell
24 100 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
25 97 (7.39%) Degree
26 96 (7.32%) DevOps

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
1 111 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 64 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.96%) IIS
4 42 (3.20%) Apache
5 26 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.45%) Confluence
7 14 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.91%) nginx
9 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.69%) WordPress
10 8 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.30%) SAS
13 3 (0.23%) CMS
13 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 117 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.30%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.23%) Houdini
8 3 (0.23%) Maya
8 3 (0.23%) NUKE
8 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (2.59%) NetSuite
2 20 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.69%) Maximo
4 7 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.46%) Sage 50
5 6 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.30%) HealthRoster
6 4 (0.30%) Sage CRM
6 4 (0.30%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.23%) Magento
7 3 (0.23%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.23%) Sage 300 ERP
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.15%) Line 50
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 244 (18.60%) Azure
2 230 (17.53%) Microsoft 365
3 136 (10.37%) AWS
4 75 (5.72%) SaaS
5 52 (3.96%) Power Platform
6 43 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (2.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 34 (2.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 32 (2.44%) GCP
10 27 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (1.98%) IaaS
12 25 (1.91%) PaaS
13 17 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (1.22%) Power Automate
15 15 (1.14%) Azure Storage
15 15 (1.14%) Force.com
16 13 (0.99%) OneDrive
16 13 (0.99%) PowerApps
17 12 (0.91%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 166 (12.65%) Firewall
2 154 (11.74%) DNS
3 109 (8.31%) DHCP
4 82 (6.25%) Wireless
5 81 (6.17%) SAN
6 76 (5.79%) VPN
7 65 (4.95%) LAN
8 62 (4.73%) WAN
9 52 (3.96%) TCP/IP
10 32 (2.44%) VoIP
11 31 (2.36%) SSL
12 28 (2.13%) Internet
12 28 (2.13%) NAS
13 19 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (1.30%) Network Security
15 13 (0.99%) HTTP
16 12 (0.91%) Skype
17 11 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (0.84%) VLAN
18 10 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.10%) MySQL
3 63 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (3.43%) Oracle Database
7 39 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 39 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (2.90%) Power BI
9 37 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (2.52%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.98%) MariaDB
12 25 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.22%) NoSQL
16 16 (1.22%) SQL Server 2019
17 15 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
18 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 51 (3.89%) JIRA
2 43 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 42 (3.20%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.91%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.69%) GitLab
8 8 (0.61%) Postman
9 5 (0.38%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.30%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.30%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.30%) Redmine
10 4 (0.30%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.30%) Subversion
11 3 (0.23%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.23%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.15%) Bundler
12 2 (0.15%) JIRA Agile
General
1 349 (26.60%) Social Skills
2 222 (16.92%) Finance
3 87 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.50%) Public Sector
5 56 (4.27%) Manufacturing
6 53 (4.04%) Legal
7 48 (3.66%) Retail
8 42 (3.20%) Marketing
9 39 (2.97%) Presentation Skills
9 39 (2.97%) Telecoms
10 38 (2.90%) Organisational Skills
11 33 (2.52%) Law
11 33 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
13 17 (1.30%) Banking
14 13 (0.99%) Advertising
14 13 (0.99%) Back Office
15 10 (0.76%) Billing
15 10 (0.76%) Electronics
15 10 (0.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.98%) .NET
2 24 (1.83%) HTML
3 21 (1.60%) Web Services
4 20 (1.52%) LAMP
5 18 (1.37%) CGI
5 18 (1.37%) XML
6 17 (1.30%) JSON
7 14 (1.07%) CSS
8 12 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
9 11 (0.84%) Middleware
10 10 (0.76%) Visualforce
11 9 (0.69%) Kafka
12 8 (0.61%) LDAP
13 7 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.53%) REST
14 6 (0.46%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.46%) gRPC
14 6 (0.46%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.46%) Protocol Buffers
14 6 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
2 71 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 45 (3.43%) Clustering
5 42 (3.20%) Replication
6 35 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (1.83%) User Experience
8 17 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 17 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
10 12 (0.91%) CMDB
11 11 (0.84%) NHS
11 11 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.76%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.76%) e-Learning
12 10 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.61%) Social Media
14 7 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.53%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 428 (32.62%) Windows
2 411 (31.33%) Linux
3 222 (16.92%) Windows Server
4 94 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (6.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 78 (5.95%) Windows Server 2019
7 75 (5.72%) Unix
8 60 (4.57%) Windows 10
9 55 (4.19%) Ubuntu
10 49 (3.73%) CentOS
11 46 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (2.06%) Windows 7
13 25 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (1.14%) Android
14 15 (1.14%) Debian
15 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.69%) Solaris
18 8 (0.61%) AIX
18 8 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
2 103 (7.85%) ITIL
3 100 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (7.32%) DevOps
5 93 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (6.17%) Migration
7 79 (6.02%) Information Security
8 75 (5.72%) CRM
8 75 (5.72%) Project Management
9 74 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 70 (5.34%) Computer Science
11 68 (5.18%) High Availability
12 63 (4.80%) Service Delivery
13 57 (4.34%) Performance Tuning
14 55 (4.19%) ERP
15 54 (4.12%) ETL
16 51 (3.89%) Change Management
17 48 (3.66%) Line Management
18 47 (3.58%) Mentoring
19 42 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (19.89%) SQL
2 221 (16.84%) PowerShell
3 115 (8.77%) Python
4 101 (7.70%) Bash Shell
5 56 (4.27%) T-SQL
6 46 (3.51%) Java
7 45 (3.43%) JavaScript
8 36 (2.74%) Perl
9 29 (2.21%) Go
10 27 (2.06%) Apex Code
11 26 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.83%) Ruby
13 20 (1.52%) PHP
13 20 (1.52%) VBScript
14 15 (1.14%) C
15 14 (1.07%) C#
16 12 (0.91%) Groovy
16 12 (0.91%) Scala
17 11 (0.84%) VB
18 9 (0.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 97 (7.39%) Degree
2 92 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 79 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (5.87%) CCNA
5 68 (5.18%) Linux+ Certification
5 68 (5.18%) Network+ Certification
6 45 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 23 (1.75%) MCSA
9 22 (1.68%) MCSE
10 15 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.99%) MCP
12 12 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.69%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.53%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.53%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.46%) MCDBA
16 6 (0.46%) Postgraduate
16 6 (0.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.34%) SLA
2 39 (2.97%) GDPR
3 35 (2.67%) QA
4 29 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.07%) PMO
6 11 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.38%) Accessibility
10 5 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.15%) GxP
12 1 (0.076%) COBIT
12 1 (0.076%) Good Clinical Practice
12 1 (0.076%) NIST
12 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 244 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 122 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (7.24%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.89%) Docker
5 26 (1.98%) vSphere
6 14 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.91%) Firmware
9 10 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.69%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.61%) XenApp
12 6 (0.46%) HDFS
12 6 (0.46%) NFS
12 6 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.30%) iptables
13 4 (0.30%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.30%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 87 (6.63%) Ansible
2 56 (4.27%) Terraform
3 52 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 50 (3.81%) Puppet
5 44 (3.35%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.29%) SCCM
7 28 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.22%) Grafana
9 15 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (0.99%) Nagios
10 13 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.91%) Data Guard
11 12 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (0.84%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (0.61%) Icinga
15 7 (0.53%) WSUS
16 6 (0.46%) SCOrch
16 6 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 489 (37.27%) Microsoft
2 184 (14.02%) VMware
3 161 (12.27%) Cisco
4 117 (8.92%) Oracle
5 111 (8.46%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 44 (3.35%) Citrix
8 40 (3.05%) SAP
9 36 (2.74%) Dell
10 35 (2.67%) Google
11 32 (2.44%) Veeam
12 31 (2.36%) EMC
13 27 (2.06%) SonicWALL
14 24 (1.83%) IBM
15 23 (1.75%) Sage
16 22 (1.68%) Meraki
16 22 (1.68%) Palo Alto
17 20 (1.52%) Aruba
17 20 (1.52%) HP
17 20 (1.52%) ServiceNow