The median annual salary for a Server Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Administrator
UK
Rank 800 887 889
Rank change year-on-year +87 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Administrator 57 61 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.059% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.061% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 50 46 58
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.23% +24.61%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Server Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 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 +93 55 £43,750 +2.94% 5
London +65 26 £55,000 +12.82% 3
South East +54 14 £35,000 -17.64%
Surrey +45 8 £37,500 -5.06%
East of England +29 7 £41,500 -7.77% 1
Kent - 4 £27,500 -
South West +18 3 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire +16 3 £40,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Salisbury - 3 £40,000 -
Bedford - 3 £37,500 -
Kings Langley - 3 £41,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £41,500 -
Hampshire +21 2 £32,500 -23.52%
City of London +51 1 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Midlands +25 1 £28,500 -3.38%
Yorkshire +17 1 £28,500 -5.00%
Birmingham +13 1 £28,500 +9.61%
Chiswick - 1 £45,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £28,500 -
Dartford - 1 £27,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £54,000 -
Northampton - 1 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £28,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £37,500 -
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -
Winchester - 1 £30,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £35,000 -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 102 (86.44%) Windows
2 94 (79.66%) Windows Server
3 79 (66.95%) Active Directory
4 67 (56.78%) Microsoft
5 64 (54.24%) VMware
6 60 (50.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (50.00%) Linux
8 49 (41.53%) MS Exchange
9 44 (37.29%) PowerShell
10 43 (36.44%) Office 365
11 39 (33.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (32.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 36 (30.51%) Red Hat
14 35 (29.66%) Citrix
15 34 (28.81%) SCCM
16 33 (27.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (27.97%) Finance
17 32 (27.12%) DNS
18 30 (25.42%) SQL
19 29 (24.58%) Exchange Server 2013
20 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (22.03%) Banking
22 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
23 24 (20.34%) IIS
23 24 (20.34%) DHCP
23 24 (20.34%) Thin Client
23 24 (20.34%) Fat Client
23 24 (20.34%) Data Centre
24 23 (19.49%) Firewall
25 20 (16.95%) ITIL

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 49 (41.53%) MS Exchange
2 38 (32.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (24.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (20.34%) IIS
5 15 (12.71%) SharePoint
6 9 (7.63%) Apache
6 9 (7.63%) Tomcat
7 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.24%) Skype for Business
9 4 (3.39%) Confluence
10 3 (2.54%) CMS
11 1 (0.85%) Moodle
11 1 (0.85%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (36.44%) Office 365
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.39%) SaaS
4 4 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.12%) DNS
2 24 (20.34%) DHCP
3 23 (19.49%) Firewall
4 17 (14.41%) LAN
5 16 (13.56%) SAN
5 16 (13.56%) WAN
6 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
7 10 (8.47%) Internet
8 7 (5.93%) HTTP
9 6 (5.08%) VLAN
9 6 (5.08%) VPN
10 5 (4.24%) Intranet
11 3 (2.54%) Skype
12 2 (1.69%) SMTP
12 2 (1.69%) SNMP
12 2 (1.69%) Spanning Tree
12 2 (1.69%) SSL
13 1 (0.85%) LDAP
13 1 (0.85%) Wireless
13 1 (0.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.39%) MySQL
3 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (27.97%) Finance
2 26 (22.03%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Law
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) .NET
1 5 (4.24%) Web Services
2 4 (3.39%) Middleware
3 3 (2.54%) LAMP
4 2 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.34%) Data Centre
1 24 (20.34%) Fat Client
1 24 (20.34%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.54%) iPad
4 3 (2.54%) Replication
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 102 (86.44%) Windows
2 94 (79.66%) Windows Server
3 60 (50.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (50.00%) Linux
5 39 (33.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (27.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.93%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.08%) Unix
10 5 (4.24%) CentOS
10 5 (4.24%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.54%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.85%) Debian
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) SUSE
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.95%) ITIL
2 11 (9.32%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (7.63%) Load Balancing
4 7 (5.93%) Migration
5 6 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (5.08%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (4.24%) DevOps
6 5 (4.24%) MVC
6 5 (4.24%) Open Source
6 5 (4.24%) Service Management
7 4 (3.39%) High Availability
7 4 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.39%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (3.39%) Server Building
7 4 (3.39%) Web Filtering
8 3 (2.54%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.54%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (2.54%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.54%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (2.54%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.29%) PowerShell
2 30 (25.42%) SQL
3 8 (6.78%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.24%) C#
4 5 (4.24%) Python
5 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.39%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.54%) Java
6 3 (2.54%) VBScript
7 2 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) AWK
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) sed
8 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.17%) MCSE
3 7 (5.93%) CCNA
3 7 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.93%) MCSA
4 6 (5.08%) MCP
5 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.39%) Degree
7 3 (2.54%) CCNP
8 2 (1.69%) PhD
9 1 (0.85%) MCITP
9 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (66.95%) Active Directory
2 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.08%) Firmware
4 6 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.24%) Xen
6 4 (3.39%) vSphere
7 3 (2.54%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.54%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.54%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.54%) XenServer
8 2 (1.69%) XenApp
8 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (28.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.39%) Ansible
2 4 (3.39%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) Puppet
4 2 (1.69%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.69%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.85%) Nessus
5 1 (0.85%) SELinux
5 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 67 (56.78%) Microsoft
2 64 (54.24%) VMware
3 36 (30.51%) Red Hat
4 35 (29.66%) Citrix
5 12 (10.17%) Cisco
6 8 (6.78%) HP
7 6 (5.08%) Oracle
8 3 (2.54%) CA
8 3 (2.54%) Dell
8 3 (2.54%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.69%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.69%) Veeam
10 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.85%) AppSense
10 1 (0.85%) Brocade
10 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.85%) EMC
10 1 (0.85%) NetApp
10 1 (0.85%) Splunk
10 1 (0.85%) Symantec
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