Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Administrator was £32,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Administrator
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 879 844 891
Rank change year-on-year -35 +47 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Administrator 322 377 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 272 350 353
UK median annual salary £32,250 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.18% -1.75% -5.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,450 £20,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £27,500 £28,034
% change year-on-year +16.36% -1.90% +1.94%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Administrator.

Salary trend for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -2 315 £32,000 +14.29% 17
UK excluding London -11 209 £32,000 +16.36% 14
London -3 111 £35,000 -1.41% 3
South East +45 65 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Midlands +37 46 £30,000 +25.00% 2
North of England +8 43 £29,500 +18.00% 6
East of England -11 32 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Yorkshire +37 27 £30,000 +9.09%
East Midlands +32 24 £30,000 +25.00% 1
West Midlands +20 22 £30,000 +9.09% 1
South West +16 18 £27,500 +17.02% 1
North West -9 15 £29,500 +18.00% 4
Scotland -7 5 £40,000 +77.78%
North East +9 2 £17,350 - 2

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 IT Administrator in the job title.

1 177 (54.97%) Windows
2 138 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 126 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 109 (33.85%) Windows Server
5 97 (30.12%) Finance
5 97 (30.12%) VMware
6 83 (25.78%) DNS
6 83 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (23.60%) Linux
8 69 (21.43%) ITIL
9 66 (20.50%) VPN
10 61 (18.94%) DHCP
11 60 (18.63%) Firewall
11 60 (18.63%) Degree
12 55 (17.08%) Windows 7
12 55 (17.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 55 (17.08%) MS Exchange
13 52 (16.15%) SQL Server
14 49 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (14.91%) Microsoft Office
16 47 (14.60%) Cisco
17 46 (14.29%) Office 365
17 46 (14.29%) Windows 10
18 43 (13.35%) WAN
19 42 (13.04%) TCP/IP
19 42 (13.04%) LAN
20 37 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
21 35 (10.87%) SAN
22 33 (10.25%) SLA
22 33 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification

IT 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 55 (17.08%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.63%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.21%) CMS
4 13 (4.04%) IIS
5 12 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.17%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.55%) Apache
9 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.24%) nginx
10 3 (0.93%) WordPress
11 2 (0.62%) Drupal
11 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.31%) Zimbra
Applications
1 48 (14.91%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.29%) Office 365
2 37 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.83%) IaaS
4 17 (5.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.97%) PaaS
6 14 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (1.86%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.93%) G Suite
8 3 (0.93%) SaaS
9 2 (0.62%) Linode
9 2 (0.62%) Yammer
10 1 (0.31%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 83 (25.78%) DNS
2 66 (20.50%) VPN
3 61 (18.94%) DHCP
4 60 (18.63%) Firewall
5 43 (13.35%) WAN
6 42 (13.04%) LAN
6 42 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 35 (10.87%) SAN
8 31 (9.63%) VLAN
9 20 (6.21%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (5.28%) BGP
10 17 (5.28%) FTP
10 17 (5.28%) HSRP
10 17 (5.28%) HTTP
10 17 (5.28%) HTTPS
10 17 (5.28%) OSPF
10 17 (5.28%) tcpdump
10 17 (5.28%) Telnet
10 17 (5.28%) Wireshark
11 13 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.48%) MySQL
4 3 (0.93%) Power BI
5 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.62%) MS Access
5 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.31%) DB2
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.62%) PEAR
4 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (30.12%) Finance
2 23 (7.14%) Back Office
3 18 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.97%) Military
5 11 (3.42%) Banking
6 10 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.11%) Retail
7 9 (2.80%) Marketing
8 6 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.93%) Games
10 2 (0.62%) Advertising
10 2 (0.62%) Billing
10 2 (0.62%) Electronics
10 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 2 (0.62%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.28%) POSIX
2 3 (0.93%) LAMP
3 2 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.62%) Mason
3 2 (0.62%) Middleware
3 2 (0.62%) ODBC
4 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.31%) COM
4 1 (0.31%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.21%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.48%) User Experience
6 6 (1.86%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.24%) CMDB
7 4 (1.24%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.62%) Fintech
9 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.62%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.31%) iPad
10 1 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 177 (54.97%) Windows
2 109 (33.85%) Windows Server
3 83 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (23.60%) Linux
5 55 (17.08%) Windows 7
5 55 (17.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.35%) Unix
8 10 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.48%) CentOS
10 7 (2.17%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.17%) VxWorks
11 6 (1.86%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.55%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.93%) Debian
14 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.62%) Android
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.43%) ITIL
2 21 (6.52%) Data Security
3 19 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (5.59%) Document Management
4 18 (5.59%) Quantitative Trading
5 17 (5.28%) CRM
5 17 (5.28%) Data Encryption
5 17 (5.28%) Network Optimisation
6 16 (4.97%) Project Management
7 15 (4.66%) ERP
8 14 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 14 (4.35%) Internal Audit
8 14 (4.35%) Time Management
9 13 (4.04%) Information Security
9 13 (4.04%) Service Management
10 12 (3.73%) ITSM
11 10 (3.11%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (3.11%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.48%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.01%) PowerShell
2 25 (7.76%) SQL
3 12 (3.73%) Shell Script
4 11 (3.42%) C
5 8 (2.48%) C++
6 6 (1.86%) Python
7 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.24%) Java
7 4 (1.24%) PHP
8 2 (0.62%) Delphi
8 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.62%) Perl
8 2 (0.62%) Ruby
8 2 (0.62%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.31%) Groovy
9 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (18.63%) Degree
2 33 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (5.59%) MCSA
4 14 (4.35%) CISSP
5 12 (3.73%) MCSE
5 12 (3.73%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.42%) CISM
7 9 (2.80%) MCP
8 8 (2.48%) CCNA
8 8 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (1.86%) CLAS
11 5 (1.55%) CISA
11 5 (1.55%) MCITP
11 5 (1.55%) MCTS
11 5 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.24%) CRISC
12 4 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.25%) SLA
2 9 (2.80%) COBIT
3 8 (2.48%) GDPR
3 8 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.55%) PMO
5 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.93%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.93%) QA
7 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 49 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.86%) Xen
7 5 (1.55%) vSphere
8 4 (1.24%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.93%) NFS
9 3 (0.93%) Samba
10 2 (0.62%) Docker
10 2 (0.62%) Gluster
10 2 (0.62%) iptables
10 2 (0.62%) XenApp
11 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.31%) KVM
11 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.21%) SCCM
2 13 (4.04%) Ansible
3 10 (3.11%) vCenter Server
4 6 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.55%) Puppet
5 5 (1.55%) WSUS
6 4 (1.24%) Nagios
6 4 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.93%) SCOM
8 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.62%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.31%) SCSM
9 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 138 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 97 (30.12%) VMware
3 47 (14.60%) Cisco
4 26 (8.07%) Citrix
5 17 (5.28%) Xerox
6 14 (4.35%) HP
7 13 (4.04%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.48%) NetApp
9 7 (2.17%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.86%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.55%) Avaya
11 5 (1.55%) EMC
11 5 (1.55%) Meraki
11 5 (1.55%) Snow
11 5 (1.55%) Symantec
12 4 (1.24%) Apple
12 4 (1.24%) BMC
12 4 (1.24%) Dell
12 4 (1.24%) Veeam
13 3 (0.93%) SolarWinds