Period
to 20 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 128 111
Rank change year-on-year -40 -17 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3730 5078 5888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.12% 2.58% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.67% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3161 4225 4989
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
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 168453 190237 209218
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136007 160006 172267
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 20 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 20 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 -41 3564 £42,500 - 277
UK excluding London -28 2189 £40,000 +3.90% 197
London -58 1483 £46,500 -7.00% 101
South East +3 816 £42,500 +2.30% 50
North of England -34 510 £40,000 +11.11% 53
Midlands -61 281 £35,571 -5.15% 30
East of England -19 278 £40,000 +2.56% 24
Yorkshire -5 258 £42,500 +13.33% 28
North West -39 237 £35,000 - 23
South West -17 196 £34,712 +2.09% 19
West Midlands -20 187 £35,000 -2.78% 17
East Midlands -67 95 £34,000 -14.16% 13
Scotland -9 78 £40,000 - 19
Wales -10 35 £31,825 -7.08%
North East -8 15 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -24 1 £38,000 -24.00% 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 1485 (39.81%) Linux
2 1284 (34.42%) Windows
3 1031 (27.64%) SQL
4 991 (26.57%) SQL Server
5 933 (25.01%) Microsoft
6 737 (19.76%) VMware
7 683 (18.31%) Finance
8 674 (18.07%) Active Directory
9 648 (17.37%) Windows Server
10 495 (13.27%) Unix
11 492 (13.19%) Performance Tuning
12 490 (13.14%) Firewall
13 486 (13.03%) DevOps
14 480 (12.87%) Puppet
15 478 (12.82%) Oracle
16 466 (12.49%) Red Hat
17 457 (12.25%) PowerShell
18 447 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 431 (11.55%) ITIL
20 413 (11.07%) Python
21 385 (10.32%) DNS
21 385 (10.32%) Ansible
22 378 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
23 376 (10.08%) MySQL
24 359 (9.62%) Bash Shell
25 358 (9.60%) High Availability
26 353 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
27 336 (9.01%) Degree
28 321 (8.61%) SharePoint
29 317 (8.50%) 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
1 321 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 296 (7.94%) Apache
3 227 (6.09%) MS Exchange
4 193 (5.17%) IIS
5 129 (3.46%) nginx
6 110 (2.95%) Tomcat
7 96 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 90 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 56 (1.50%) OpenStack
10 54 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 53 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
12 52 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 48 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 40 (1.07%) CMS
14 40 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (1.05%) Skype for Business
16 34 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.88%) WebLogic
18 25 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
19 24 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 212 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.29%) InfoPath
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
9 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.054%) HipChat
12 1 (0.027%) Houdini
12 1 (0.027%) Maya
12 1 (0.027%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 84 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 25 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 21 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
5 20 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 17 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
7 10 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.27%) Magento
7 10 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.24%) SAP Business One
9 7 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
10 6 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
11 5 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
12 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.11%) Maximo
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 4 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 378 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 308 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 292 (7.83%) Office 365
4 92 (2.47%) SaaS
5 62 (1.66%) IaaS
6 59 (1.58%) PaaS
7 40 (1.07%) Force.com
8 37 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 29 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (0.72%) GitHub
11 26 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.40%) G Suite
14 13 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 13 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 10 (0.27%) OpenShift
17 9 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 490 (13.14%) Firewall
2 385 (10.32%) DNS
3 292 (7.83%) SAN
4 273 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 230 (6.17%) LAN
6 217 (5.82%) WAN
7 216 (5.79%) VPN
8 177 (4.75%) DHCP
9 136 (3.65%) Internet
10 127 (3.40%) VLAN
11 113 (3.03%) Network Security
12 93 (2.49%) NAS
13 76 (2.04%) Intranet
13 76 (2.04%) LDAP
14 74 (1.98%) HTTP
15 64 (1.72%) SSL
16 57 (1.53%) iSCSI
17 56 (1.50%) VoIP
18 48 (1.29%) FTP
19 47 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 991 (26.57%) SQL Server
2 376 (10.08%) MySQL
3 309 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 305 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 216 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 188 (5.04%) Oracle Database
6 188 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 170 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 167 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
9 129 (3.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 121 (3.24%) NoSQL
11 119 (3.19%) MongoDB
12 101 (2.71%) Relational Database
13 93 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
14 92 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 90 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
16 82 (2.20%) MariaDB
17 76 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
18 72 (1.93%) RDBMS
19 61 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 147 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 137 (3.67%) Jenkins
3 78 (2.09%) JIRA
4 46 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 37 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 36 (0.97%) Subversion
8 30 (0.80%) Vagrant
9 28 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (0.43%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.38%) Maven
13 11 (0.29%) Gerrit
14 7 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.19%) tSQLt
15 6 (0.16%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.13%) Gitweb
16 5 (0.13%) Hudson
16 5 (0.13%) NuGet
General
1 683 (18.31%) Finance
2 242 (6.49%) Banking
3 181 (4.85%) Marketing
4 142 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 120 (3.22%) Manufacturing
6 73 (1.96%) Electronics
7 67 (1.80%) Advertising
8 64 (1.72%) Retail
9 53 (1.42%) Back Office
10 43 (1.15%) Games
11 41 (1.10%) Legal
12 36 (0.97%) Law
13 25 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 24 (0.64%) International Banking
14 24 (0.64%) Publishing
15 22 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.35%) Military
16 13 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.19%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (4.77%) LAMP
2 134 (3.59%) .NET
3 118 (3.16%) XML
4 109 (2.92%) CSS
5 94 (2.52%) HTML
6 93 (2.49%) Web Services
7 66 (1.77%) LEMP Stack
8 49 (1.31%) Mason
9 48 (1.29%) ASP.NET
10 33 (0.88%) Middleware
11 31 (0.83%) XSLT
12 29 (0.78%) SOAP
13 21 (0.56%) Visualforce
14 20 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
15 19 (0.51%) .NET Framework
15 19 (0.51%) Node.js
16 17 (0.46%) REST
17 16 (0.43%) jQuery
18 14 (0.38%) Kafka
19 13 (0.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 254 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 180 (4.83%) Clustering
4 169 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 161 (4.32%) Replication
6 157 (4.21%) Computer Science
7 68 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 54 (1.45%) Fintech
8 54 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
9 49 (1.31%) CMDB
10 33 (0.88%) User Experience
11 31 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 28 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (0.75%) iSeries
14 26 (0.70%) iPad
15 25 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
16 21 (0.56%) Fat Client
16 21 (0.56%) Thin Client
17 20 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1485 (39.81%) Linux
2 1284 (34.42%) Windows
3 648 (17.37%) Windows Server
4 495 (13.27%) Unix
5 353 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 317 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 295 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 283 (7.59%) CentOS
9 206 (5.52%) Ubuntu
10 172 (4.61%) Debian
11 125 (3.35%) Solaris
12 108 (2.90%) Windows 7
13 90 (2.41%) Windows 10
14 72 (1.93%) AIX
15 62 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 33 (0.88%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.83%) HPUX
18 30 (0.80%) Windows 8
19 27 (0.72%) VxWorks
20 18 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (13.19%) Performance Tuning
2 486 (13.03%) DevOps
3 431 (11.55%) ITIL
4 358 (9.60%) High Availability
5 311 (8.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 273 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 272 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
8 253 (6.78%) Configuration Management
9 230 (6.17%) Migration
10 217 (5.82%) CRM
11 158 (4.24%) Service Management
12 131 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
13 125 (3.35%) Workflow
14 122 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (3.22%) Open Source
16 119 (3.19%) E-Commerce
17 107 (2.87%) Project Management
18 106 (2.84%) ETL
19 99 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
20 98 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1031 (27.64%) SQL
2 457 (12.25%) PowerShell
3 413 (11.07%) Python
4 359 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 278 (7.45%) Perl
5 278 (7.45%) T-SQL
6 236 (6.33%) Shell Script
7 181 (4.85%) Java
8 168 (4.50%) PHP
9 155 (4.16%) Ruby
10 137 (3.67%) JavaScript
11 86 (2.31%) PL/SQL
12 62 (1.66%) C
13 57 (1.53%) C#
14 48 (1.29%) Apex Code
15 36 (0.97%) C++
16 34 (0.91%) VB
17 28 (0.75%) Korn
18 18 (0.48%) AWK
19 13 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 336 (9.01%) Degree
2 236 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 180 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 133 (3.57%) MCSE
5 107 (2.87%) MCSA
6 90 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (2.25%) CCNA
8 82 (2.20%) DV Cleared
9 80 (2.14%) SC Cleared
10 45 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 43 (1.15%) MCP
12 41 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
13 38 (1.02%) OCP
13 38 (1.02%) RHCE
14 35 (0.94%) CCNP
15 32 (0.86%) 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
1 134 (3.59%) SLA
2 67 (1.80%) QA
3 46 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 36 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 31 (0.83%) PMO
7 29 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 24 (0.64%) 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 (0.054%) GCP
13 2 (0.054%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.054%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 674 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 447 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 184 (4.93%) Docker
5 139 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
6 86 (2.31%) vSphere
7 85 (2.28%) KVM
8 80 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
9 70 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
10 60 (1.61%) NFS
11 57 (1.53%) iptables
12 50 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
13 40 (1.07%) XenServer
14 31 (0.83%) Terminal Services
14 31 (0.83%) XenApp
15 30 (0.80%) Samba
16 23 (0.62%) Xen
17 22 (0.59%) GlusterFS
18 20 (0.54%) Varnish
19 18 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 480 (12.87%) Puppet
2 385 (10.32%) Ansible
3 274 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
4 133 (3.57%) Nagios
5 108 (2.90%) SCCM
6 85 (2.28%) SCOM
7 64 (1.72%) Kubernetes
8 61 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
9 55 (1.47%) Salt
10 53 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
11 50 (1.34%) ZABBIX
12 49 (1.31%) Data Guard
13 48 (1.29%) WSUS
14 41 (1.10%) NetBackup
14 41 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 38 (1.02%) HAProxy
16 32 (0.86%) Terraform
17 27 (0.72%) Opsview
17 27 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
18 25 (0.67%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 933 (25.01%) Microsoft
2 737 (19.76%) VMware
3 478 (12.82%) Oracle
4 466 (12.49%) Red Hat
5 251 (6.73%) Cisco
6 227 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
7 175 (4.69%) HP
8 150 (4.02%) SAP
9 116 (3.11%) Citrix
10 92 (2.47%) IBM
11 74 (1.98%) EMC
12 59 (1.58%) NetApp
13 55 (1.47%) Dell
13 55 (1.47%) Juniper
14 54 (1.45%) Google
15 53 (1.42%) Sybase
16 46 (1.23%) Veritas
17 45 (1.21%) SolarWinds
18 43 (1.15%) Splunk
19 42 (1.13%) ServiceNow