Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 173 135
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38 -28
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3,420 3,735 4,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.14% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.23% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,768 3,210 3,905
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,375 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -1.27% +2.60% +2.67%

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 158,054 167,354 183,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,348 133,989 153,460
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +10 3,209 £42,500 - 595
UK excluding London +6 2,001 £39,000 -1.27% 449
London +8 1,372 £48,750 +3.72% 181
South East -17 657 £40,000 -4.76% 119
North of England -37 448 £37,500 - 127
Midlands +16 278 £40,000 +14.29% 70
East of England +12 242 £37,500 +7.14% 38
Yorkshire -20 223 £36,000 -10.00% 53
South West +18 217 £40,000 +15.23% 61
North West -12 203 £42,500 +21.43% 56
West Midlands +4 148 £42,500 +21.43% 43
East Midlands +7 130 £40,000 +17.82% 27
Scotland +18 115 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Wales +4 41 £42,500 +34.23% 10
North East -16 22 £32,250 -5.15% 18
Northern Ireland +8 8 £25,000 -34.21% 3

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,236 (36.14%) Linux
2 1,026 (30.00%) Windows
3 918 (26.84%) Microsoft
4 878 (25.67%) SQL
5 781 (22.84%) SQL Server
6 649 (18.98%) Finance
7 618 (18.07%) Active Directory
8 550 (16.08%) Windows Server
9 537 (15.70%) VMware
10 446 (13.04%) Oracle
11 439 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
12 412 (12.05%) Python
13 410 (11.99%) DevOps
14 403 (11.78%) ITIL
15 400 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 388 (11.35%) PowerShell
17 366 (10.70%) Bash Shell
18 356 (10.41%) Unix
19 350 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
20 348 (10.18%) Red Hat
21 332 (9.71%) Performance Tuning
22 313 (9.15%) Puppet
23 312 (9.12%) Firewall
24 307 (8.98%) Ansible
25 304 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
26 302 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
27 293 (8.57%) Degree
28 283 (8.27%) DNS
29 279 (8.16%) Office 365
30 278 (8.13%) High Availability

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
1 240 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 188 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 148 (4.33%) IIS
4 146 (4.27%) Apache
5 85 (2.49%) Tomcat
6 59 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 47 (1.37%) Confluence
8 46 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 42 (1.23%) nginx
9 42 (1.23%) WebLogic
10 41 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (0.82%) JBoss
11 28 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (0.73%) CMS
14 24 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
15 23 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
16 19 (0.56%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 275 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 174 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 31 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.12%) InDesign
10 3 (0.088%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.029%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.029%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.029%) Maya
12 1 (0.029%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 89 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (1.87%) NetSuite
3 39 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 32 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.38%) SAP Business One
10 12 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.26%) HFM
11 9 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
12 8 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (0.20%) iTrent
14 6 (0.18%) Magento
15 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
15 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
15 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
16 4 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
16 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 439 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
2 400 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (8.16%) Office 365
4 65 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 53 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
6 49 (1.43%) SaaS
7 35 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 25 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 24 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (0.64%) IaaS
11 21 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.47%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.44%) Force.com
14 14 (0.41%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.35%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.35%) PaaS
15 12 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 312 (9.12%) Firewall
2 283 (8.27%) DNS
3 209 (6.11%) TCP/IP
4 200 (5.85%) SAN
5 156 (4.56%) DHCP
6 146 (4.27%) Internet
7 114 (3.33%) LAN
8 113 (3.30%) VPN
9 98 (2.87%) WAN
10 76 (2.22%) VLAN
11 73 (2.13%) Network Security
12 70 (2.05%) NAS
13 64 (1.87%) HTTP
14 58 (1.70%) SSH
15 50 (1.46%) Skype
16 42 (1.23%) SSL
16 42 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (1.14%) Wireless
18 35 (1.02%) Intranet
19 34 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 781 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 273 (7.98%) MySQL
3 262 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 260 (7.60%) Oracle Database
5 236 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 186 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 168 (4.91%) Relational Database
8 127 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
9 117 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 112 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
11 111 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 104 (3.04%) Oracle Database 12c
13 99 (2.89%) RDBMS
14 92 (2.69%) NoSQL
15 89 (2.60%) MongoDB
16 82 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
17 77 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 66 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
19 63 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
20 59 (1.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 142 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 124 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 90 (2.63%) JIRA
4 53 (1.55%) TeamCity
5 46 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (0.94%) Subversion
7 27 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (0.67%) Mercurial
9 20 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (0.50%) Visual Studio
11 16 (0.47%) Maven
12 15 (0.44%) Vagrant
13 14 (0.41%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.41%) Hudson
14 13 (0.38%) MSBuild
14 13 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
14 13 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
14 13 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.32%) Toad
16 9 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 649 (18.98%) Finance
2 153 (4.47%) Retail
3 132 (3.86%) Banking
4 129 (3.77%) Marketing
5 106 (3.10%) Advertising
6 100 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 86 (2.51%) Legal
8 66 (1.93%) Law
9 54 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.49%) Games
11 36 (1.05%) Billing
12 25 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 24 (0.70%) Electronics
14 23 (0.67%) Publishing
15 22 (0.64%) Automotive
16 17 (0.50%) Back Office
17 12 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.35%) Spanish Language
18 9 (0.26%) Multimedia
19 8 (0.23%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.51%) Web Services
2 94 (2.75%) .NET
3 87 (2.54%) LAMP
4 83 (2.43%) LDAP
5 66 (1.93%) HTML
6 52 (1.52%) CSS
6 52 (1.52%) Visualforce
7 48 (1.40%) Middleware
8 37 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 30 (0.88%) XML
10 28 (0.82%) jQuery
11 22 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 22 (0.64%) REST
12 18 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
13 17 (0.50%) Kafka
14 15 (0.44%) Flash
15 14 (0.41%) ASP.NET
16 13 (0.38%) React
17 12 (0.35%) Node.js
17 12 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 198 (5.79%) Clustering
2 187 (5.47%) Replication
3 154 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 146 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 125 (3.65%) Computer Science
6 102 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 102 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (1.43%) Fintech
8 45 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
9 43 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 41 (1.20%) CMDB
11 36 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 28 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
14 25 (0.73%) Mainframe
15 20 (0.58%) PKI
16 19 (0.56%) Robotics
16 19 (0.56%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
17 18 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,236 (36.14%) Linux
2 1,026 (30.00%) Windows
3 550 (16.08%) Windows Server
4 356 (10.41%) Unix
5 278 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 205 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 183 (5.35%) CentOS
8 174 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (4.04%) Windows 7
10 135 (3.95%) Ubuntu
11 128 (3.74%) Windows 10
12 104 (3.04%) Solaris
13 81 (2.37%) Debian
14 49 (1.43%) AIX
15 28 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
16 27 (0.79%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.79%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.64%) SUSE
17 22 (0.64%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (11.99%) DevOps
2 403 (11.78%) ITIL
3 350 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
4 332 (9.71%) Performance Tuning
5 278 (8.13%) High Availability
6 264 (7.72%) Configuration Management
7 263 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 245 (7.16%) CRM
9 205 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
10 183 (5.35%) Migration
11 180 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
12 149 (4.36%) ERP
13 145 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
14 132 (3.86%) Project Management
15 127 (3.71%) Service Delivery
16 125 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 111 (3.25%) Change Control
18 106 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
19 100 (2.92%) E-Commerce
20 97 (2.84%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 878 (25.67%) SQL
2 412 (12.05%) Python
3 388 (11.35%) PowerShell
4 366 (10.70%) Bash Shell
5 237 (6.93%) Perl
6 214 (6.26%) T-SQL
7 197 (5.76%) Shell Script
8 129 (3.77%) Java
9 126 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 107 (3.13%) Ruby
11 104 (3.04%) PHP
12 83 (2.43%) C#
13 81 (2.37%) Korn
14 67 (1.96%) Apex Code
15 64 (1.87%) C
16 55 (1.61%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.11%) Bourne shell
18 25 (0.73%) VB
19 19 (0.56%) SOQL
20 15 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 293 (8.57%) Degree
2 171 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (2.60%) MCSE
4 81 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 73 (2.13%) MCSA
6 68 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 55 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 48 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
9 45 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (1.11%) CCNA
11 35 (1.02%) MCP
12 32 (0.94%) OCP
12 32 (0.94%) RHCE
13 29 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (0.79%) RHCSA
15 23 (0.67%) MCITP
16 20 (0.58%) OCA
17 15 (0.44%) DV Cleared
18 14 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.63%) SLA
2 51 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 44 (1.29%) PMO
5 36 (1.05%) GDPR
6 33 (0.96%) QA
6 33 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 32 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.12%) PSD2
13 3 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.058%) GAAP
15 1 (0.029%) GPG13
15 1 (0.029%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.029%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.029%) TickIT
System Software
1 618 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 302 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (4.91%) Docker
4 155 (4.53%) Hyper-V
5 107 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
6 91 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
7 89 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
8 66 (1.93%) vSphere
9 44 (1.29%) NFS
10 43 (1.26%) Firmware
11 38 (1.11%) KVM
12 36 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 34 (0.99%) iptables
14 30 (0.88%) Terminal Services
15 28 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 25 (0.73%) XenApp
17 20 (0.58%) pfSense
18 17 (0.50%) Samba
19 16 (0.47%) XenDesktop
20 15 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 313 (9.15%) Puppet
2 307 (8.98%) Ansible
3 178 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
4 103 (3.01%) SCCM
5 101 (2.95%) Terraform
6 92 (2.69%) Kubernetes
7 83 (2.43%) Nagios
8 80 (2.34%) Data Guard
9 70 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 70 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
10 60 (1.75%) ZABBIX
11 56 (1.64%) SCOM
12 34 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
13 30 (0.88%) vCenter Server
14 28 (0.82%) NetBackup
15 25 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
16 24 (0.70%) HAProxy
16 24 (0.70%) Salt
16 24 (0.70%) WSUS
17 22 (0.64%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 918 (26.84%) Microsoft
2 537 (15.70%) VMware
3 446 (13.04%) Oracle
4 348 (10.18%) Red Hat
5 304 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
6 190 (5.56%) Cisco
7 136 (3.98%) Citrix
8 107 (3.13%) SAP
9 82 (2.40%) HP
10 80 (2.34%) Google
11 77 (2.25%) ServiceNow
12 69 (2.02%) IBM
13 67 (1.96%) EMC
14 57 (1.67%) NetApp
15 47 (1.37%) BMC
16 44 (1.29%) Dell
17 43 (1.26%) Veritas
18 42 (1.23%) Veeam
19 38 (1.11%) Atlassian
19 38 (1.11%) SaltStack