Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Administrator was £32,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Server Administrator
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1135 1115 1166
Rank change year-on-year -20 +51 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Administrator 76 107 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.057% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.059% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 68 97 148
UK median annual salary £32,750 £37,500 £36,600
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.67% +2.46% -1.08%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,400 £27,350
90th Percentile £61,125 £56,000 £49,725
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +12.50%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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%

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Server Administrator over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +13 74 £33,000 -12.00% 4
London -18 40 £37,500 - 2
UK excluding London +42 35 £32,500 -7.14% 2
South East +64 23 £32,500 +6.56% 1
North of England +1 4 £30,500 +1.67%
East Midlands +33 3 £65,000 +116.67% 1
Midlands +33 3 £65,000 +44.44% 1
South West +20 2 £33,000 -24.57%
Yorkshire +12 2 £35,000 +16.67%
East of England +9 2 £37,500 -3.23%
North West -21 2 £30,500 -1.22%
Scotland - 1 £20,000 -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 65 (85.53%) Windows
2 54 (71.05%) Windows Server
3 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 42 (55.26%) Microsoft
5 41 (53.95%) VMware
6 37 (48.68%) Office 365
7 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
7 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
8 30 (39.47%) Finance
9 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
9 27 (35.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (32.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (31.58%) Linux
13 23 (30.26%) ITIL
14 21 (27.63%) DNS
15 20 (26.32%) IaaS
16 19 (25.00%) PaaS
17 18 (23.68%) VPN
18 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
19 16 (21.05%) SharePoint
20 15 (19.74%) Windows 10
20 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (19.74%) Azure Active Directory
21 14 (18.42%) Red Hat
22 13 (17.11%) Hyper-V
22 13 (17.11%) Wealth Management
23 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
23 11 (14.47%) SAN
23 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification

Server 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 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.95%) Apache
7 2 (2.63%) IIS
8 1 (1.32%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.32%) nginx
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (48.68%) Office 365
2 25 (32.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (26.32%) IaaS
4 19 (25.00%) PaaS
5 15 (19.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) DNS
2 18 (23.68%) VPN
3 11 (14.47%) SAN
4 9 (11.84%) WAN
5 8 (10.53%) Firewall
5 8 (10.53%) LAN
5 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.89%) Internet
7 4 (5.26%) NAS
7 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.95%) DHCP
8 3 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.63%) FTP
9 2 (2.63%) HTTP
9 2 (2.63%) MPLS
9 2 (2.63%) Network Security
10 1 (1.32%) IMAP
10 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.32%) POP3
10 1 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) JIRA
1 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (39.47%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) LAMP
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.89%) Clustering
4 5 (6.58%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.58%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.26%) Fintech
6 2 (2.63%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 65 (85.53%) Windows
2 54 (71.05%) Windows Server
3 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (31.58%) Linux
5 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
6 15 (19.74%) Windows 10
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.89%) Debian
8 6 (7.89%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.58%) CentOS
10 4 (5.26%) Fedora
10 4 (5.26%) Unix
10 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Wealth Management
3 7 (9.21%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (6.58%) High Availability
5 5 (6.58%) Migration
5 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.58%) Task Automation
6 4 (5.26%) Low Latency
6 4 (5.26%) Open Source
6 4 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (3.95%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.95%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.95%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) Perl
3 6 (7.89%) Python
4 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.16%) MCSE
3 8 (10.53%) MCSA
4 6 (7.89%) Server+ Certification
5 5 (6.58%) RHCE
6 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.63%) Degree
7 2 (2.63%) MCP
8 1 (1.32%) CCNA
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (35.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.89%) vSphere
5 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.63%) NFS
6 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.32%) Docker
7 1 (1.32%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.32%) Postfix
7 1 (1.32%) qmail
7 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.32%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (1.32%) Cacti
4 1 (1.32%) Nagios
4 1 (1.32%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 41 (53.95%) VMware
3 14 (18.42%) Red Hat
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
5 9 (11.84%) Citrix
6 6 (7.89%) Meraki
6 6 (7.89%) ZyXEL
7 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 4 (5.26%) Brocade
7 4 (5.26%) F5
7 4 (5.26%) Hitachi
8 3 (3.95%) CommVault
8 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.63%) McAfee
9 2 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (1.32%) Autodesk
10 1 (1.32%) Dell
10 1 (1.32%) ESRI
10 1 (1.32%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) IBM