Period
to 16 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 128 110
Rank change year-on-year -43 -18 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3757 5116 5912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 2.58% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.68% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3170 4254 5015
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +1.33%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169446 191120 209618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136792 160701 172474
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -40 3595 £42,500 - 295
UK excluding London -34 2208 £40,000 +3.90% 204
London -56 1493 £45,000 -8.16% 106
South East +2 826 £42,500 +2.41% 52
North of England -41 513 £40,000 +11.11% 56
East of England -21 286 £40,000 +6.67% 27
Midlands -59 281 £35,000 -6.67% 32
Yorkshire -12 258 £42,500 +13.33% 29
North West -41 241 £36,000 +2.86% 26
South West -21 196 £34,712 +2.09% 22
West Midlands -30 187 £35,000 -2.78% 21
East Midlands -65 95 £33,750 -10.00% 11
Scotland -12 75 £39,250 -1.88% 14
Wales -18 36 £31,825 -6.40%
North East -4 14 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -25 1 £38,000 -24.00% 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 1493 (39.74%) Linux
2 1292 (34.39%) Windows
3 1032 (27.47%) SQL
4 989 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 929 (24.73%) Microsoft
6 743 (19.78%) VMware
7 688 (18.31%) Finance
8 673 (17.91%) Active Directory
9 642 (17.09%) Windows Server
10 501 (13.34%) Unix
11 499 (13.28%) Performance Tuning
12 492 (13.10%) DevOps
13 491 (13.07%) Firewall
14 485 (12.91%) Oracle
15 484 (12.88%) Puppet
16 470 (12.51%) Red Hat
17 453 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 447 (11.90%) PowerShell
19 425 (11.31%) ITIL
20 416 (11.07%) Python
21 388 (10.33%) DNS
22 385 (10.25%) Ansible
23 377 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
24 373 (9.93%) MySQL
25 362 (9.64%) Bash Shell
26 361 (9.61%) High Availability
27 354 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
28 333 (8.86%) Degree
29 319 (8.49%) SharePoint
30 318 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 319 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 299 (7.96%) Apache
3 223 (5.94%) MS Exchange
4 193 (5.14%) IIS
5 127 (3.38%) nginx
6 115 (3.06%) Tomcat
7 96 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 88 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 57 (1.52%) OpenStack
10 52 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 52 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 51 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
12 48 (1.28%) WebSphere
13 43 (1.14%) CMS
14 42 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
15 38 (1.01%) Skype for Business
16 34 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.88%) WebLogic
18 25 (0.67%) IBM Notes
18 25 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 211 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.16%) EngageOne
8 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.13%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.11%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.080%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.053%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.053%) HipChat
12 1 (0.027%) Houdini
12 1 (0.027%) Maya
12 1 (0.027%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 87 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 26 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 21 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
5 20 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 17 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
7 11 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.27%) Magento
9 9 (0.24%) SAP Business One
10 7 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
11 6 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
13 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
13 4 (0.11%) iTrent
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
13 4 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 377 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 306 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 295 (7.85%) Office 365
4 90 (2.40%) SaaS
5 60 (1.60%) IaaS
5 60 (1.60%) PaaS
6 38 (1.01%) Force.com
7 37 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (0.72%) GitHub
10 26 (0.69%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.37%) G Suite
13 13 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 13 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 10 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.27%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 491 (13.07%) Firewall
2 388 (10.33%) DNS
3 296 (7.88%) SAN
4 269 (7.16%) TCP/IP
5 232 (6.18%) LAN
6 219 (5.83%) WAN
7 213 (5.67%) VPN
8 177 (4.71%) DHCP
9 138 (3.67%) Internet
10 127 (3.38%) VLAN
11 115 (3.06%) Network Security
12 95 (2.53%) NAS
13 78 (2.08%) LDAP
14 77 (2.05%) HTTP
15 75 (2.00%) Intranet
16 67 (1.78%) SSL
17 57 (1.52%) iSCSI
18 56 (1.49%) VoIP
19 50 (1.33%) FTP
20 48 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 989 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 373 (9.93%) MySQL
3 304 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 299 (7.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 214 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 191 (5.08%) Oracle Database
7 185 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 169 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 165 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
10 129 (3.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 121 (3.22%) NoSQL
12 117 (3.11%) MongoDB
13 103 (2.74%) Relational Database
14 98 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 96 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
16 94 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
17 80 (2.13%) MariaDB
18 75 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
19 74 (1.97%) RDBMS
20 62 (1.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 147 (3.91%) Git (software)
2 137 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 78 (2.08%) JIRA
4 45 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 37 (0.98%) Subversion
6 37 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 30 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 29 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 15 (0.40%) Maven
13 11 (0.29%) Gerrit
14 8 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.19%) tSQLt
16 6 (0.16%) Eclipse
16 6 (0.16%) NuGet
17 5 (0.13%) Hudson
17 5 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 688 (18.31%) Finance
2 239 (6.36%) Banking
3 184 (4.90%) Marketing
4 144 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.22%) Manufacturing
6 73 (1.94%) Electronics
7 65 (1.73%) Advertising
8 63 (1.68%) Retail
9 53 (1.41%) Back Office
10 43 (1.14%) Games
11 42 (1.12%) Legal
12 37 (0.98%) Law
13 24 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 24 (0.64%) Publishing
14 23 (0.61%) International Banking
15 22 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.35%) Military
18 7 (0.19%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.19%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (4.74%) LAMP
2 133 (3.54%) .NET
3 119 (3.17%) XML
4 109 (2.90%) CSS
5 95 (2.53%) HTML
6 90 (2.40%) Web Services
7 64 (1.70%) LEMP Stack
8 51 (1.36%) Mason
9 48 (1.28%) ASP.NET
10 32 (0.85%) Middleware
10 32 (0.85%) XSLT
11 31 (0.83%) SOAP
12 21 (0.56%) Visualforce
13 20 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
14 19 (0.51%) .NET Framework
14 19 (0.51%) Node.js
15 16 (0.43%) jQuery
15 16 (0.43%) REST
16 14 (0.37%) Kafka
16 14 (0.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 258 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 181 (4.82%) Clustering
4 169 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 161 (4.29%) Replication
6 154 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 68 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 53 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 52 (1.38%) Fintech
10 49 (1.30%) CMDB
11 31 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 30 (0.80%) User Experience
13 29 (0.77%) iSeries
14 28 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (0.69%) iPad
16 25 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
17 21 (0.56%) Fat Client
17 21 (0.56%) Thin Client
18 20 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1493 (39.74%) Linux
2 1292 (34.39%) Windows
3 642 (17.09%) Windows Server
4 501 (13.34%) Unix
5 354 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 318 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 297 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 289 (7.69%) CentOS
9 213 (5.67%) Ubuntu
10 174 (4.63%) Debian
11 128 (3.41%) Solaris
12 109 (2.90%) Windows 7
13 89 (2.37%) Windows 10
14 75 (2.00%) AIX
15 61 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.83%) HPUX
17 31 (0.83%) Windows 8
18 27 (0.72%) VxWorks
19 19 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (13.28%) Performance Tuning
2 492 (13.10%) DevOps
3 425 (11.31%) ITIL
4 361 (9.61%) High Availability
5 309 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 273 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
6 273 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
7 255 (6.79%) Configuration Management
8 232 (6.18%) Migration
9 221 (5.88%) CRM
10 160 (4.26%) Service Management
11 133 (3.54%) Performance Monitoring
12 126 (3.35%) Workflow
13 122 (3.25%) Open Source
14 120 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
15 118 (3.14%) E-Commerce
16 109 (2.90%) Project Management
17 105 (2.79%) ETL
18 101 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
19 98 (2.61%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1032 (27.47%) SQL
2 447 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 416 (11.07%) Python
4 362 (9.64%) Bash Shell
5 282 (7.51%) Perl
6 273 (7.27%) T-SQL
7 238 (6.33%) Shell Script
8 184 (4.90%) Java
9 170 (4.52%) PHP
10 158 (4.21%) Ruby
11 137 (3.65%) JavaScript
12 87 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 60 (1.60%) C
14 56 (1.49%) C#
15 47 (1.25%) Apex Code
16 36 (0.96%) C++
17 34 (0.90%) VB
18 29 (0.77%) Korn
19 18 (0.48%) AWK
20 14 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 333 (8.86%) Degree
2 233 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 177 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 131 (3.49%) MCSE
5 107 (2.85%) MCSA
6 90 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (2.24%) CCNA
8 81 (2.16%) DV Cleared
9 79 (2.10%) SC Cleared
10 44 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 43 (1.14%) MCP
11 43 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
12 40 (1.06%) OCP
13 38 (1.01%) RHCE
14 35 (0.93%) CCNP
15 34 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (0.80%) CompTIA Security+
16 30 (0.80%) Security+ Certification
17 22 (0.59%) MCITP
17 22 (0.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (3.54%) SLA
2 66 (1.76%) QA
3 45 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 35 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 31 (0.83%) PMO
7 28 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 23 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.29%) GDPR
10 10 (0.27%) ISO 14001
11 8 (0.21%) COBIT
12 5 (0.13%) GxP
12 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.053%) GCP
13 2 (0.053%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.053%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.027%) HL7
14 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 673 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 453 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 184 (4.90%) Docker
5 139 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 89 (2.37%) vSphere
7 86 (2.29%) KVM
8 77 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 70 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
10 63 (1.68%) NFS
11 56 (1.49%) iptables
12 51 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
13 40 (1.06%) XenServer
14 32 (0.85%) Terminal Services
15 31 (0.83%) Samba
15 31 (0.83%) XenApp
16 21 (0.56%) GlusterFS
16 21 (0.56%) Xen
17 20 (0.53%) Varnish
18 18 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 484 (12.88%) Puppet
2 385 (10.25%) Ansible
3 274 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
4 137 (3.65%) Nagios
5 104 (2.77%) SCCM
6 85 (2.26%) SCOM
7 64 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 63 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 54 (1.44%) Salt
10 53 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
11 52 (1.38%) Data Guard
11 52 (1.38%) ZABBIX
12 46 (1.22%) WSUS
13 42 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 41 (1.09%) NetBackup
15 37 (0.98%) HAProxy
16 31 (0.83%) Terraform
17 27 (0.72%) CFEngine
17 27 (0.72%) Opsview
18 25 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 929 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 743 (19.78%) VMware
3 485 (12.91%) Oracle
4 470 (12.51%) Red Hat
5 254 (6.76%) Cisco
6 228 (6.07%) Salesforce.com
7 174 (4.63%) HP
8 152 (4.05%) SAP
9 117 (3.11%) Citrix
10 95 (2.53%) IBM
11 76 (2.02%) EMC
12 60 (1.60%) NetApp
13 57 (1.52%) Dell
13 57 (1.52%) Juniper
14 53 (1.41%) Sybase
15 52 (1.38%) Google
16 46 (1.22%) Veritas
17 45 (1.20%) SolarWinds
18 44 (1.17%) Splunk
19 42 (1.12%) ServiceNow