The median annual salary for a Server Administrator was £37,500 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.

Server Administrator
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 896 891
Rank change year-on-year +54 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Administrator 47 44 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.045% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.046% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 42 39 80
UK median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% -7.38%  
10th Percentile £30,000 £23,050 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -0.72% -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%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Top 7 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 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 +58 47 £37,500 +8.69% 8
London +35 37 £37,500 +8.69% 4
UK excluding London +21 10 £34,000 -0.72% 4
North of England -9 4 £31,000 -9.48%
South East +46 3 £35,000 +14.75% 1
East of England -13 2 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South West - 1 £34,000 - 1

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 86 (83.50%) Windows
2 80 (77.67%) Windows Server
3 69 (66.99%) Active Directory
4 61 (59.22%) Microsoft
5 60 (58.25%) VMware
6 58 (56.31%) Linux
7 56 (54.37%) Office 365
8 55 (53.40%) MS Exchange
9 49 (47.57%) PowerShell
10 44 (42.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (40.78%) Finance
12 37 (35.92%) Red Hat
13 34 (33.01%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (29.13%) SCCM
15 29 (28.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (28.16%) SQL Server
16 27 (26.21%) Citrix
16 27 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (25.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 24 (23.30%) Data Centre
18 24 (23.30%) Fat Client
18 24 (23.30%) Thin Client
18 24 (23.30%) Banking
18 24 (23.30%) Task Automation
19 22 (21.36%) ITIL
20 21 (20.39%) DNS
21 20 (19.42%) SQL
21 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (18.45%) Migration
23 17 (16.50%) LAN

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 55 (53.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (33.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (25.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (13.59%) IIS
5 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.85%) Apache
7 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.91%) CMS
8 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.94%) Confluence
10 1 (0.97%) Moodle
10 1 (0.97%) Site Server
10 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (54.37%) Office 365
2 15 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.71%) SaaS
4 6 (5.83%) PaaS
5 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.94%) IaaS
6 2 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.39%) DNS
2 17 (16.50%) LAN
3 16 (15.53%) WAN
4 14 (13.59%) DHCP
5 11 (10.68%) SAN
5 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
6 10 (9.71%) Internet
7 6 (5.83%) Wireless
8 5 (4.85%) Firewall
8 5 (4.85%) VPN
9 3 (2.91%) HTTP
10 2 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.94%) SSL
11 1 (0.97%) IMAP
11 1 (0.97%) Intranet
11 1 (0.97%) LDAP
11 1 (0.97%) POP3
11 1 (0.97%) SMTP
11 1 (0.97%) SSH
11 1 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.88%) MySQL
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) Firebird
4 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.97%) Redis
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (40.78%) Finance
2 24 (23.30%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.91%) Law
5 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 3 (2.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) LAMP
2 2 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.94%) Middleware
2 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) HTML
3 1 (0.97%) JMX
3 1 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Data Centre
1 24 (23.30%) Fat Client
1 24 (23.30%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) Fintech
4 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 86 (83.50%) Windows
2 80 (77.67%) Windows Server
3 58 (56.31%) Linux
4 44 (42.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (28.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.71%) Windows 7
8 9 (8.74%) Ubuntu
9 8 (7.77%) CentOS
9 8 (7.77%) Debian
9 8 (7.77%) Unix
10 6 (5.83%) Fedora
10 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (4.85%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.97%) Android
12 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.97%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Task Automation
2 22 (21.36%) ITIL
3 19 (18.45%) Migration
4 8 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (7.77%) Wealth Management
5 7 (6.80%) Open Source
6 6 (5.83%) Demand Generation
6 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.83%) Low Latency
7 5 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.85%) High Availability
7 5 (4.85%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.88%) ERP
8 4 (3.88%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.88%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (3.88%) Trend Analysis
9 3 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.91%) Validation
9 3 (2.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (47.57%) PowerShell
2 20 (19.42%) SQL
3 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.77%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.80%) Perl
5 7 (6.80%) Python
6 4 (3.88%) VBScript
7 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.94%) C#
8 2 (1.94%) Java
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.56%) MCSE
3 13 (12.62%) MCSA
4 7 (6.80%) MCP
5 6 (5.83%) MCITP
6 4 (3.88%) CCNA
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.97%) Degree
8 1 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.97%) RHCE
8 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (66.99%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.91%) Firmware
6 2 (1.94%) vSphere
6 2 (1.94%) XenApp
7 1 (0.97%) Docker
7 1 (0.97%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.97%) Postfix
7 1 (0.97%) qmail
7 1 (0.97%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (29.13%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) SCOM
3 3 (2.91%) Ansible
4 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.94%) Nessus
4 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.94%) Puppet
4 2 (1.94%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.97%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.97%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 61 (59.22%) Microsoft
2 60 (58.25%) VMware
3 37 (35.92%) Red Hat
4 27 (26.21%) Citrix
5 6 (5.83%) Oracle
6 5 (4.85%) HP
7 4 (3.88%) Cisco
7 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.91%) CA
9 2 (1.94%) Brocade
9 2 (1.94%) NetApp
9 2 (1.94%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.94%) Splunk
9 2 (1.94%) Symantec
10 1 (0.97%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.97%) Baan
10 1 (0.97%) Google
10 1 (0.97%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.97%) Veeam
10 1 (0.97%) WatchGuard
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