The median annual salary for a Windows Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 769 732
Rank change year-on-year +7 -37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 127 171 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 111 161 215
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.14%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Top 9 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 123 £45,000 +12.50% 14
London -1 88 £46,250 +2.77% 4
UK excluding London +9 38 £37,500 +4.89% 10
South East +41 11 £49,000 +50.76% 3
North of England -9 10 £40,000 +14.28%
Midlands +2 6 £35,571 -5.14% 5
East of England -7 6 £23,000 -45.88% 2
Scotland +3 3 - -
South West -2 2 £25,625 -44.59%

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 296 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (55.74%) Active Directory
3 155 (52.36%) Windows Server
4 140 (47.30%) VMware
5 114 (38.51%) Microsoft
6 106 (35.81%) Linux
7 94 (31.76%) PowerShell
7 94 (31.76%) Office 365
8 92 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (28.04%) SQL Server
10 82 (27.70%) MS Exchange
10 82 (27.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 79 (26.69%) SQL
12 73 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (21.28%) Finance
14 61 (20.61%) Red Hat
15 56 (18.92%) DNS
16 54 (18.24%) SCCM
17 49 (16.55%) Hyper-V
18 46 (15.54%) IIS
19 45 (15.20%) ITIL
20 44 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
20 44 (14.86%) DevOps
21 43 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
21 43 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2010
21 43 (14.53%) Firewall
22 39 (13.18%) Citrix
22 39 (13.18%) Degree
22 39 (13.18%) Data Centre
23 38 (12.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 82 (27.70%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.54%) IIS
3 43 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (9.46%) SharePoint
5 26 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (7.77%) Tomcat
7 22 (7.43%) Apache
8 15 (5.07%) WebSphere
9 14 (4.73%) Skype for Business
10 9 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (2.03%) JBoss
12 5 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.68%) CMS
14 2 (0.68%) nginx
14 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.34%) Confluence
15 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 94 (31.76%) Office 365
2 44 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (5.07%) PaaS
5 12 (4.05%) SaaS
6 9 (3.04%) IaaS
7 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.68%) G Suite
8 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.92%) DNS
2 43 (14.53%) Firewall
3 38 (12.84%) DHCP
4 35 (11.82%) TCP/IP
5 27 (9.12%) SAN
6 18 (6.08%) WAN
7 15 (5.07%) LAN
8 14 (4.73%) LDAP
9 12 (4.05%) Network Security
9 12 (4.05%) VPN
9 12 (4.05%) Wireless
10 10 (3.38%) Internet
11 8 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (2.70%) VoIP
12 7 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.03%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.03%) MPLS
13 6 (2.03%) VLAN
14 5 (1.69%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.76%) MySQL
3 14 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.68%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.69%) NuGet
3 5 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.35%) GCC
4 4 (1.35%) Maven
4 4 (1.35%) MSI
4 4 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.01%) JIRA
6 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (21.28%) Finance
2 28 (9.46%) Banking
3 11 (3.72%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.38%) Marketing
5 9 (3.04%) Electronics
6 6 (2.03%) Back Office
6 6 (2.03%) Retail
7 5 (1.69%) Legal
8 3 (1.01%) Games
8 3 (1.01%) Publishing
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.84%) XML
2 8 (2.70%) Web Services
3 4 (1.35%) .NET
3 4 (1.35%) LAMP
3 4 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (1.01%) CSS
4 3 (1.01%) HTML
4 3 (1.01%) jQuery
4 3 (1.01%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) Ajax
5 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.68%) COM
5 2 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.68%) Middleware
5 2 (0.68%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.34%) HTML5
6 1 (0.34%) J2EE
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.80%) Fat Client
2 29 (9.80%) Thin Client
3 27 (9.12%) Computer Science
4 22 (7.43%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.07%) Clustering
5 15 (5.07%) iSeries
5 15 (5.07%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.35%) PKI
7 4 (1.35%) Replication
7 4 (1.35%) User Experience
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) IVR
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 296 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (52.36%) Windows Server
3 106 (35.81%) Linux
4 92 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (27.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (12.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (11.49%) Windows 7
8 19 (6.42%) Windows 10
9 16 (5.41%) Unix
10 10 (3.38%) Solaris
11 9 (3.04%) CentOS
11 9 (3.04%) Debian
11 9 (3.04%) Ubuntu
11 9 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.70%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.35%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) Android
15 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.20%) ITIL
2 44 (14.86%) DevOps
3 37 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (9.80%) Migration
4 29 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
5 28 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (8.78%) Task Automation
7 25 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (7.77%) E-Commerce
9 22 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (7.09%) B2C
10 21 (7.09%) Software Architecture
11 19 (6.42%) Project Management
12 18 (6.08%) Configuration Management
13 17 (5.74%) High Availability
13 17 (5.74%) Kanban
14 16 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (5.07%) E-business
15 15 (5.07%) Virtual Environments
16 14 (4.73%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 94 (31.76%) PowerShell
2 79 (26.69%) SQL
3 27 (9.12%) Java
4 24 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.77%) Python
6 16 (5.41%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.70%) VBScript
8 7 (2.36%) PHP
9 5 (1.69%) Perl
10 4 (1.35%) C#
11 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.68%) C
13 1 (0.34%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (13.18%) Degree
2 29 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (6.08%) MCSE
4 15 (5.07%) MCSA
5 8 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.69%) MCP
7 4 (1.35%) CCNA
7 4 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.34%) MCITP
10 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.70%) SLA
3 6 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 165 (55.74%) Active Directory
2 73 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (16.55%) Hyper-V
4 23 (7.77%) vSphere
5 18 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.38%) Shibboleth
7 7 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.03%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.35%) NFS
9 4 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.01%) Docker
11 2 (0.68%) KVM
12 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.34%) Xen
12 1 (0.34%) XenApp
12 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (18.24%) SCCM
2 36 (12.16%) SCOM
3 21 (7.09%) Opsview
3 21 (7.09%) Puppet
4 20 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (5.41%) Ansible
6 14 (4.73%) WSUS
7 9 (3.04%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (2.03%) Nagios
9 5 (1.69%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.69%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.35%) Capistrano
10 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.35%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.35%) yum
11 3 (1.01%) vRealize
12 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.34%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 140 (47.30%) VMware
2 114 (38.51%) Microsoft
3 61 (20.61%) Red Hat
4 39 (13.18%) Citrix
5 23 (7.77%) Cisco
6 15 (5.07%) HP
6 15 (5.07%) Oracle
7 11 (3.72%) Sun
8 8 (2.70%) SAP
9 6 (2.03%) NetApp
10 5 (1.69%) Juniper
10 5 (1.69%) Symantec
10 5 (1.69%) Veritas
11 4 (1.35%) F5
11 4 (1.35%) Google
11 4 (1.35%) Kaspersky
11 4 (1.35%) Perforce
11 4 (1.35%) Sophos
11 4 (1.35%) Veeam
12 3 (1.01%) Splunk
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