Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Administrator was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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

Server Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1079 1048 1112
Rank change year-on-year -31 +64 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Administrator 66 106 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.063% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.065% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 52 94 128
England median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,050
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +1.21% -4.39%
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,250 £30,350
90th Percentile £66,000 £60,000 £48,975
UK median annual salary £32,750 £37,500 £37,050
% change year-on-year -12.67% +1.21% -3.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 155,736 162,015 186,712
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.48% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127,478 135,899 157,582
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Server Administrator in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
South East +31 28 £32,500 +7.46% 5
London -28 23 £42,000 +6.33% 3
North of England +4 7 £30,500 +1.67% 3
Midlands +19 6 £63,750 +44.07%
East Midlands - 6 £63,750 -
North West -2 5 £30,500 -1.22%
Yorkshire +19 2 £35,000 +21.74% 1
South West +10 2 £33,000 -24.57% 1
Server Administrator
UK

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Server 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 across the England region featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 42 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 40 (60.61%) Windows Server
4 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
5 32 (48.48%) VMware
6 28 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (36.36%) Office 365
8 23 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (28.79%) ITIL
9 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
10 18 (27.27%) DNS
11 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
11 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (24.24%) Linux
12 16 (24.24%) VPN
12 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (22.73%) Cisco
13 15 (22.73%) Firewall
13 15 (22.73%) Finance
13 15 (22.73%) IaaS
14 14 (21.21%) Windows 7
14 14 (21.21%) MCSE
15 13 (19.70%) MCSA
15 13 (19.70%) SAN
15 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
15 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (19.70%) PaaS
15 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2013

Server Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.52%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.52%) nginx
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.36%) Office 365
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (22.73%) IaaS
4 13 (19.70%) PaaS
5 11 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (4.55%) SaaS
8 1 (1.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) DNS
2 16 (24.24%) VPN
3 15 (22.73%) Firewall
4 13 (19.70%) SAN
5 7 (10.61%) WAN
6 6 (9.09%) LAN
6 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.58%) DHCP
7 5 (7.58%) MPLS
8 4 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.55%) NAS
10 2 (3.03%) FTP
10 2 (3.03%) Internet
10 2 (3.03%) Network Security
10 2 (3.03%) VoIP
11 1 (1.52%) ADSL
11 1 (1.52%) HTTP
11 1 (1.52%) SMS
11 1 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) GIS
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Publishing
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.52%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 40 (60.61%) Windows Server
3 28 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (24.24%) Linux
4 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (21.21%) Windows 7
6 13 (19.70%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.03%) CentOS
9 2 (3.03%) Debian
9 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.52%) Solaris
10 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (9.09%) Wealth Management
4 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (6.06%) Security Operations
4 4 (6.06%) Service Management
4 4 (6.06%) SIEM
5 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.55%) High Availability
5 3 (4.55%) Patch Management
5 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.03%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.03%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.58%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (21.21%) MCSE
3 13 (19.70%) MCSA
4 10 (15.15%) Server+ Certification
5 6 (9.09%) RHCE
6 4 (6.06%) Degree
6 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.55%) MCP
8 2 (3.03%) MCTS
9 1 (1.52%) CCNA
9 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.58%) SLA
3 4 (6.06%) ISO 9001
3 4 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.03%) NFS
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.52%) Docker
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.52%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (1.52%) Cacti
4 1 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (1.52%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 32 (48.48%) VMware
3 15 (22.73%) Cisco
4 11 (16.67%) Meraki
4 11 (16.67%) ZyXEL
5 9 (13.64%) Citrix
6 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.06%) 3PAR
8 4 (6.06%) Brocade
8 4 (6.06%) F5
8 4 (6.06%) Hitachi
9 2 (3.03%) Avaya
9 2 (3.03%) CommVault
9 2 (3.03%) McAfee
10 1 (1.52%) Autodesk
10 1 (1.52%) Dell
10 1 (1.52%) EMC
10 1 (1.52%) HP
10 1 (1.52%) IBM