Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 170 124
Rank change year-on-year +2 -46 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Administrator 3,518 3,829 5,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.16% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.24% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,854 3,215 4,445
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,075 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 167,485 170,923 196,281
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,503 139,507 164,804
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 3,311 £42,500 - 520
UK excluding London -5 2,046 £40,000 - 379
London -4 1,407 £47,500 +5.56% 171
South East -37 666 £40,000 -5.88% 97
North of England -18 404 £40,000 - 98
Midlands +33 363 £40,000 +6.67% 71
East of England -16 264 £41,500 +3.75% 41
South West +1 210 £35,000 - 42
North West -3 196 £42,000 +12.00% 46
West Midlands +22 192 £40,000 +6.67% 55
Yorkshire -24 175 £40,000 -5.88% 45
East Midlands +45 170 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Scotland +2 97 £38,000 +1.33% 23
Wales +9 36 £37,500 +17.83% 6
North East +4 33 £42,250 +5.63% 7
Northern Ireland +8 9 £48,500 +51.56% 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,204 (34.22%) Linux
2 977 (27.77%) SQL
3 960 (27.29%) Windows
4 911 (25.90%) Microsoft
5 837 (23.79%) SQL Server
6 661 (18.79%) Finance
7 576 (16.37%) VMware
8 569 (16.17%) Active Directory
9 531 (15.09%) Oracle
10 464 (13.19%) Windows Server
11 461 (13.10%) ITIL
12 446 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
13 427 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 405 (11.51%) DevOps
15 390 (11.09%) Python
16 388 (11.03%) Bash Shell
17 383 (10.89%) Performance Tuning
18 377 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
18 377 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
18 377 (10.72%) PowerShell
19 360 (10.23%) Unix
20 355 (10.09%) Salesforce.com
21 352 (10.01%) Red Hat
22 340 (9.66%) Puppet
23 330 (9.38%) Ansible
24 326 (9.27%) Firewall
25 313 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 301 (8.56%) Oracle Database
27 292 (8.30%) MySQL
28 290 (8.24%) 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
1 225 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 166 (4.72%) Apache
3 157 (4.46%) MS Exchange
4 104 (2.96%) IIS
5 90 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 61 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 56 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 55 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 45 (1.28%) nginx
10 42 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 37 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 32 (0.91%) CMS
14 27 (0.77%) Confluence
15 25 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
16 22 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 21 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
18 17 (0.48%) Apache Spark
18 17 (0.48%) JBoss
18 17 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 233 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.17%) InDesign
9 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.028%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.028%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.028%) Maya
12 1 (0.028%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 133 (3.78%) NetSuite
2 97 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 47 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 23 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.54%) SAP Business One
8 17 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
9 15 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
11 12 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.26%) HFM
12 9 (0.26%) Magento
13 7 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
13 7 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
14 6 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
15 5 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
16 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
16 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 446 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
2 427 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 263 (7.48%) Office 365
4 77 (2.19%) SaaS
5 57 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
7 43 (1.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 37 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 36 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 32 (0.91%) IaaS
11 27 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 20 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.54%) PaaS
14 16 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
15 15 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.43%) Google Analytics
16 13 (0.37%) Force.com
16 13 (0.37%) OneDrive
17 12 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 326 (9.27%) Firewall
2 276 (7.85%) DNS
3 204 (5.80%) SAN
4 181 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 158 (4.49%) DHCP
6 138 (3.92%) VPN
7 105 (2.98%) LAN
8 97 (2.76%) Internet
8 97 (2.76%) WAN
9 80 (2.27%) Network Security
10 76 (2.16%) NAS
11 52 (1.48%) SSH
12 51 (1.45%) HTTP
13 50 (1.42%) VLAN
13 50 (1.42%) Wireless
14 42 (1.19%) SSL
15 41 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (1.17%) Skype
15 41 (1.17%) VoIP
16 35 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 837 (23.79%) SQL Server
2 301 (8.56%) Oracle Database
3 292 (8.30%) MySQL
4 268 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 246 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 153 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 136 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 134 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
9 130 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 125 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 115 (3.27%) Oracle Database 12c
12 109 (3.10%) RDBMS
13 103 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 101 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
15 92 (2.62%) MongoDB
16 83 (2.36%) NoSQL
17 65 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
18 57 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
19 47 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
20 45 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 135 (3.84%) Jenkins
2 121 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 59 (1.68%) JIRA
4 45 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 44 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 42 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 41 (1.17%) Subversion
8 30 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (0.68%) Vagrant
10 14 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 14 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 14 (0.40%) MSBuild
10 14 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.34%) Hudson
12 11 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.28%) Toad
13 10 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.23%) Chocolatey
14 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.20%) Buildbot
General
1 661 (18.79%) Finance
2 203 (5.77%) Retail
3 172 (4.89%) Advertising
4 127 (3.61%) Marketing
5 115 (3.27%) Banking
6 104 (2.96%) Legal
7 88 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 72 (2.05%) Law
9 60 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.59%) Games
11 30 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.71%) Billing
13 22 (0.63%) Back Office
13 22 (0.63%) Publishing
14 20 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.51%) Electronics
16 12 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 9 (0.26%) Automotive
18 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.20%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (5.03%) Mason
2 111 (3.16%) Web Services
3 94 (2.67%) LAMP
4 91 (2.59%) .NET
5 83 (2.36%) Visualforce
6 79 (2.25%) HTML
7 68 (1.93%) LDAP
8 67 (1.90%) CSS
9 44 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 40 (1.14%) jQuery
11 38 (1.08%) Middleware
12 37 (1.05%) XML
13 26 (0.74%) .NET Framework
14 20 (0.57%) REST
15 18 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (0.48%) Kafka
17 16 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
18 15 (0.43%) HTML5
18 15 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
19 14 (0.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 203 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (5.23%) Replication
3 170 (4.83%) Clustering
4 167 (4.75%) Data Centre
5 137 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 119 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 98 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 61 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 48 (1.36%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 37 (1.05%) Fintech
12 35 (0.99%) CMDB
13 28 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
14 26 (0.74%) Smartphone
15 23 (0.65%) User Experience
16 21 (0.60%) Data Structures
17 20 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
18 19 (0.54%) Robotics
19 18 (0.51%) Driving Licence
20 16 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,204 (34.22%) Linux
2 960 (27.29%) Windows
3 464 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 360 (10.23%) Unix
5 313 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 235 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 190 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 179 (5.09%) CentOS
9 139 (3.95%) Ubuntu
10 117 (3.33%) Solaris
11 107 (3.04%) Windows 7
12 87 (2.47%) Debian
13 86 (2.44%) Windows 10
14 49 (1.39%) AIX
15 35 (0.99%) Mac OS X
16 34 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
17 29 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
17 29 (0.82%) SUSE
18 24 (0.68%) HPUX
19 23 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (13.10%) ITIL
2 405 (11.51%) DevOps
3 383 (10.89%) Performance Tuning
4 377 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
5 290 (8.24%) High Availability
6 276 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 250 (7.11%) CRM
8 249 (7.08%) Configuration Management
9 239 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
10 223 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
11 198 (5.63%) ERP
12 178 (5.06%) Migration
13 136 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
14 134 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
15 124 (3.52%) Project Management
16 117 (3.33%) Service Delivery
17 112 (3.18%) Change Control
18 107 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
19 104 (2.96%) Change Management
20 103 (2.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 977 (27.77%) SQL
2 390 (11.09%) Python
3 388 (11.03%) Bash Shell
4 377 (10.72%) PowerShell
5 237 (6.74%) Perl
6 234 (6.65%) T-SQL
7 214 (6.08%) Shell Script
8 189 (5.37%) JavaScript
9 131 (3.72%) Java
10 113 (3.21%) Ruby
11 100 (2.84%) Apex Code
12 95 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 93 (2.64%) PHP
14 75 (2.13%) Korn
15 71 (2.02%) C#
16 60 (1.71%) C
17 32 (0.91%) Bourne shell
18 30 (0.85%) VB
18 30 (0.85%) VBScript
19 15 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 267 (7.59%) Degree
2 164 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 78 (2.22%) MCSA
4 78 (2.22%) MCSE
5 60 (1.71%) Oracle Certification
5 60 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 52 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (1.28%) OCP
8 43 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (1.14%) CCNA
10 32 (0.91%) RHCE
11 28 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (0.80%) MCP
12 25 (0.71%) DV Cleared
13 23 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 20 (0.57%) MCITP
15 19 (0.54%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.48%) CCNP
17 16 (0.45%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.16%) SLA
2 72 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 55 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 39 (1.11%) PMO
6 38 (1.08%) GDPR
7 37 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 34 (0.97%) QA
9 19 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.14%) GCP
13 5 (0.14%) PSD2
14 3 (0.085%) COSHH
14 3 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.057%) GAAP
16 1 (0.028%) GPG13
16 1 (0.028%) TickIT
System Software
1 569 (16.17%) Active Directory
2 377 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (5.51%) Docker
4 178 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 111 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
6 98 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
7 81 (2.30%) vSphere
8 65 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (1.45%) KVM
10 48 (1.36%) iptables
11 41 (1.17%) Firmware
12 37 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 30 (0.85%) NFS
14 28 (0.80%) Terminal Services
15 23 (0.65%) Xen
16 22 (0.63%) XenApp
17 18 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 15 (0.43%) Ceph
19 13 (0.37%) Postfix
19 13 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 340 (9.66%) Puppet
2 330 (9.38%) Ansible
3 214 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (3.27%) SCCM
5 101 (2.87%) Nagios
6 94 (2.67%) Kubernetes
7 92 (2.62%) Data Guard
8 90 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
9 82 (2.33%) SCOM
10 80 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 79 (2.25%) Terraform
12 48 (1.36%) ZABBIX
13 35 (0.99%) Oracle ZFS
14 26 (0.74%) Grafana
14 26 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
15 25 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
15 25 (0.71%) HAProxy
15 25 (0.71%) NetBackup
15 25 (0.71%) WSUS
16 23 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 911 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 576 (16.37%) VMware
3 531 (15.09%) Oracle
4 355 (10.09%) Salesforce.com
5 352 (10.01%) Red Hat
6 212 (6.03%) Cisco
7 185 (5.26%) SAP
8 139 (3.95%) Citrix
9 104 (2.96%) HP
10 83 (2.36%) Google
11 75 (2.13%) NetApp
12 58 (1.65%) EMC
12 58 (1.65%) Sage
13 56 (1.59%) Infor
13 56 (1.59%) ServiceNow
14 55 (1.56%) Epicor
15 52 (1.48%) IBM
16 51 (1.45%) Veeam
17 49 (1.39%) Symantec
18 47 (1.34%) Dell