Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Server Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 646 622 578
Rank change year-on-year -24 -44 -113
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 593 663 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 527 579 849
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +1.45%

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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England -28 574 £42,500 +4.94% 80
UK excluding London -30 366 £37,500 +2.74% 55
London -8 217 £47,500 +5.56% 27
South East +32 164 £38,250 +9.29% 18
North of England -49 64 £37,000 -1.33% 10
East of England -10 52 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Midlands +46 50 £35,000 +4.48% 8
Yorkshire +12 33 £37,000 -1.33%
West Midlands +16 30 £35,000 +18.14% 5
North West -52 28 £27,500 -35.29% 9
South West -15 27 £32,500 -1.52% 7
East Midlands +33 19 £44,250 +32.09% 3
Scotland -36 5 £45,000 +15.29% 1
Wales +9 3 £37,500 +50.00% 1
North East - 3 £34,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Server Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 486 (81.96%) Windows
2 401 (67.62%) Windows Server
3 334 (56.32%) VMware
4 317 (53.46%) Active Directory
5 297 (50.08%) Microsoft
6 200 (33.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 184 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 177 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 166 (27.99%) Hyper-V
10 149 (25.13%) Office 365
11 142 (23.95%) SCCM
12 138 (23.27%) Finance
13 137 (23.10%) PowerShell
14 134 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
15 132 (22.26%) MS Exchange
16 124 (20.91%) Cisco
17 116 (19.56%) Citrix
18 110 (18.55%) Firewall
19 106 (17.88%) DNS
20 101 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
21 96 (16.19%) ITIL
21 96 (16.19%) SAN
22 91 (15.35%) SCOM
23 89 (15.01%) SQL
24 84 (14.17%) SQL Server
25 83 (14.00%) MCSE
25 83 (14.00%) Data Centre
26 80 (13.49%) DHCP
26 80 (13.49%) Linux
27 65 (10.96%) NetApp

Server Engineer 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
1 132 (22.26%) MS Exchange
2 61 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 42 (7.08%) IIS
4 27 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 21 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.02%) Apache
7 12 (2.02%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.18%) nginx
10 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.84%) CMS
12 4 (0.67%) JBoss
12 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.17%) Moodle
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 59 (9.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (25.13%) Office 365
2 101 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.19%) IaaS
5 10 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.35%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.01%) PaaS
9 3 (0.51%) SaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Serverless
10 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 110 (18.55%) Firewall
2 106 (17.88%) DNS
3 96 (16.19%) SAN
4 80 (13.49%) DHCP
5 48 (8.09%) TCP/IP
6 38 (6.41%) LAN
7 33 (5.56%) WAN
8 26 (4.38%) Skype
9 22 (3.71%) Internet
10 21 (3.54%) VPN
11 18 (3.04%) VoIP
12 17 (2.87%) Wireless
13 16 (2.70%) VLAN
14 11 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (1.69%) NAS
16 8 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
17 6 (1.01%) FTP
17 6 (1.01%) Network Security
18 5 (0.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.71%) NoSQL
3 14 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.84%) MySQL
8 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.17%) Big Data
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.01%) JIRA
3 5 (0.84%) MSI
3 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.67%) JUnit
5 3 (0.51%) Subversion
6 2 (0.34%) Hudson
6 2 (0.34%) PyUnit
6 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 138 (23.27%) Finance
2 30 (5.06%) Financial Institution
3 28 (4.72%) Banking
4 24 (4.05%) Games
5 11 (1.85%) Legal
6 10 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.69%) Retail
6 10 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.35%) Dutch Language
8 6 (1.01%) Marketing
9 5 (0.84%) Front Office
9 5 (0.84%) Local Government
10 4 (0.67%) Law
10 4 (0.67%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.58%) .NET
2 12 (2.02%) J2EE
3 11 (1.85%) WSH
4 10 (1.69%) Spring
4 10 (1.69%) Web Services
5 8 (1.35%) Struts
6 6 (1.01%) EJB
6 6 (1.01%) Middleware
6 6 (1.01%) Node.js
6 6 (1.01%) Spring MVC
6 6 (1.01%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (0.84%) RESTful
8 4 (0.67%) OAuth
8 4 (0.67%) WAP
9 3 (0.51%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.51%) COM
9 3 (0.51%) Laravel
10 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.34%) LDAP
11 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.23%) Clustering
3 27 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.71%) Replication
5 18 (3.04%) Hedge funds
5 18 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.87%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (1.35%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.01%) Online Games
12 5 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.84%) iPhone
13 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.51%) NHS
13 3 (0.51%) PKI
14 2 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 486 (81.96%) Windows
2 401 (67.62%) Windows Server
3 200 (33.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 177 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (13.49%) Linux
6 49 (8.26%) Windows 7
7 47 (7.93%) Windows 10
8 27 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (3.37%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.53%) Unix
12 10 (1.69%) CentOS
13 7 (1.18%) Android
14 6 (1.01%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.67%) Debian
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.19%) ITIL
2 50 (8.43%) Software Engineering
3 44 (7.42%) High Availability
4 40 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (6.24%) Project Management
7 35 (5.90%) Migration
8 32 (5.40%) Problem Management
9 31 (5.23%) Test Automation
10 28 (4.72%) Process Improvement
10 28 (4.72%) Virtual Environments
11 26 (4.38%) Configuration Management
12 25 (4.22%) DevOps
13 22 (3.71%) Infrastructure Management
13 22 (3.71%) Mentoring
14 21 (3.54%) Patch Management
14 21 (3.54%) Server Building
15 20 (3.37%) Change Management
15 20 (3.37%) Customer Requirements
16 18 (3.04%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 137 (23.10%) PowerShell
2 89 (15.01%) SQL
3 39 (6.58%) C#
4 38 (6.41%) Python
5 22 (3.71%) C++
6 21 (3.54%) Java
7 20 (3.37%) Perl
8 17 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.18%) VBScript
10 6 (1.01%) Ruby
10 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 5 (0.84%) PHP
12 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.34%) VB
14 1 (0.17%) C
14 1 (0.17%) Go
14 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (14.00%) MCSE
3 52 (8.77%) MCSA
4 40 (6.75%) Degree
5 34 (5.73%) CCNA
5 34 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (5.40%) MCITP
7 30 (5.06%) MCP
7 30 (5.06%) Security Cleared
8 22 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (3.20%) SC Cleared
10 17 (2.87%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.02%) RHCE
12 10 (1.69%) Server+ Certification
13 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.01%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.40%) SLA
2 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 317 (53.46%) Active Directory
2 184 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (27.99%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.41%) vSphere
5 34 (5.73%) XenApp
6 26 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.71%) Docker
8 16 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.53%) DFS Replication
9 15 (2.53%) Terminal Server
10 9 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.18%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.01%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.67%) NFS
14 3 (0.51%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.51%) XenServer
15 2 (0.34%) UAG
15 2 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 142 (23.95%) SCCM
2 91 (15.35%) SCOM
3 28 (4.72%) WSUS
4 19 (3.20%) Puppet
5 18 (3.04%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.53%) Ansible
6 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 14 (2.36%) Backup Exec
8 13 (2.19%) Nagios
9 12 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (1.85%) WMI
11 10 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (1.35%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.35%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.18%) SCOrch
13 7 (1.18%) Terraform
14 6 (1.01%) EdgeSight
15 5 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 334 (56.32%) VMware
2 297 (50.08%) Microsoft
3 124 (20.91%) Cisco
4 116 (19.56%) Citrix
5 65 (10.96%) NetApp
6 46 (7.76%) Red Hat
7 35 (5.90%) HP
8 30 (5.06%) Dell
9 25 (4.22%) F5
10 24 (4.05%) EqualLogic
11 23 (3.88%) Sophos
12 17 (2.87%) EMC
12 17 (2.87%) Oracle
12 17 (2.87%) Veeam
13 16 (2.70%) Apple
13 16 (2.70%) Symantec
14 15 (2.53%) Hitachi
15 14 (2.36%) 3PAR
15 14 (2.36%) IBM
16 11 (1.85%) ZyXEL