Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Windows Administrator
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 985 912 874
Rank change year-on-year -73 -38 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 198 317 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 167 274 419
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £28,950 £30,000 £27,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,250 £37,500 £37,050
% change year-on-year -0.67% +1.21% +0.14%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows 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 Windows Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 -102 190 £42,500 - 10
London -92 114 £42,500 -15.00% 4
UK excluding London +13 84 £37,250 -0.67% 7
South East +26 36 £41,250 +1.85% 3
East of England +31 21 £32,500 -21.21% 2
North of England -23 11 £30,500 -12.86%
Midlands +23 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North West -23 6 £29,250 -18.75%
West Midlands - 6 £42,500 - 1
Scotland -10 5 £25,500 -21.54% 1
South West +9 3 £42,500 +30.77%
North East - 3 £60,000 -
East Midlands +25 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +4 2 £28,750 -17.86%

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Windows 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 Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (65.66%) Windows Server
3 110 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 94 (47.47%) VMware
5 84 (42.42%) Microsoft
6 81 (40.91%) PowerShell
7 72 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 69 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 68 (34.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 67 (33.84%) Office 365
11 61 (30.81%) MS Exchange
12 60 (30.30%) Linux
13 56 (28.28%) Finance
14 51 (25.76%) Firewall
14 51 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (25.25%) Hyper-V
16 49 (24.75%) Degree
17 48 (24.24%) Windows 7
18 46 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (23.23%) DNS
19 43 (21.72%) Windows 10
20 39 (19.70%) VPN
21 36 (18.18%) ITIL
22 33 (16.67%) SAN
23 32 (16.16%) SQL
24 28 (14.14%) Cisco
25 27 (13.64%) TCP/IP
26 25 (12.63%) SharePoint
27 22 (11.11%) DHCP
28 20 (10.10%) Citrix

Windows 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 61 (30.81%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.63%) SharePoint
3 20 (10.10%) IIS
4 15 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.53%) Apache
8 4 (2.02%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.02%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.51%) JBoss
10 1 (0.51%) nginx
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 67 (33.84%) Office 365
2 46 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (7.58%) PaaS
4 14 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.07%) IaaS
5 10 (5.05%) SaaS
6 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (25.76%) Firewall
2 46 (23.23%) DNS
3 39 (19.70%) VPN
4 33 (16.67%) SAN
5 27 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 22 (11.11%) DHCP
7 15 (7.58%) WAN
8 14 (7.07%) LAN
8 14 (7.07%) VLAN
9 9 (4.55%) IPsec
10 8 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.54%) Wireless
12 6 (3.03%) SSL
13 5 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.53%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.02%) Network Security
15 3 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (1.52%) Skype
15 3 (1.52%) SMS
16 2 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.52%) MySQL
5 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.53%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.01%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.01%) NuGet
4 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.51%) GCC
4 1 (0.51%) Maven
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
4 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (28.28%) Finance
2 9 (4.55%) Banking
3 7 (3.54%) Law
4 5 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.52%) Local Government
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.01%) Games
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.06%) XML
2 5 (2.53%) .NET
3 4 (2.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.52%) Middleware
5 2 (1.01%) COM
5 2 (1.01%) LAMP
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.51%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (0.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.10%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.08%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.03%) Replication
5 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.02%) Clustering
5 4 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
8 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (65.66%) Windows Server
3 68 (34.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (30.30%) Linux
5 51 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (24.24%) Windows 7
7 43 (21.72%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.05%) Unix
9 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.53%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.01%) CentOS
13 2 (1.01%) Debian
13 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.18%) ITIL
2 18 (9.09%) Migration
2 18 (9.09%) Quantitative Trading
3 17 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (7.07%) DevOps
5 13 (6.57%) Wealth Management
6 12 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (5.56%) B2C
7 11 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (5.56%) Software Architecture
8 10 (5.05%) High Availability
9 7 (3.54%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.54%) Software Engineering
10 6 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.03%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.03%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 32 (16.16%) SQL
3 12 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 7 (3.54%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.54%) Python
5 6 (3.03%) C
6 3 (1.52%) C#
6 3 (1.52%) Perl
7 2 (1.01%) Java
7 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.01%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (24.75%) Degree
2 17 (8.59%) MCSE
2 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.03%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.03%) Security+ Certification
5 5 (2.53%) MCP
6 4 (2.02%) MCSA
7 3 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.01%) MCSD
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.01%) RHCE
8 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) CCNA
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.51%) HND
9 1 (0.51%) MCITP
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.02%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) GDPR
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 69 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (25.25%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (6.06%) vSphere
6 11 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.03%) XenApp
8 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.51%) Docker
10 1 (0.51%) KVM
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (5.56%) Opsview
1 11 (5.56%) SCCM
2 10 (5.05%) WSUS
3 6 (3.03%) Ansible
3 6 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.03%) Puppet
3 6 (3.03%) SCOM
4 5 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.53%) PowerCLI
5 4 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.01%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.01%) vRealize
7 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 94 (47.47%) VMware
2 84 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 28 (14.14%) Cisco
4 20 (10.10%) Citrix
5 11 (5.56%) HP
6 9 (4.55%) McAfee
7 8 (4.04%) Veeam
8 7 (3.54%) Symantec
9 6 (3.03%) NetApp
9 6 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.03%) Splunk
10 4 (2.02%) EMC
10 4 (2.02%) Hitachi
11 3 (1.52%) Brocade
11 3 (1.52%) F5
12 2 (1.01%) EqualLogic
12 2 (1.01%) Google
12 2 (1.01%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.01%) Perforce
12 2 (1.01%) SolarWinds