Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 605 574
Rank change year-on-year -63 -31 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 586 752 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 509 675 911
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 15 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 20 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 -50 564 £41,500 +3.75% 30
UK excluding London -75 336 £37,000 +2.78% 20
London -30 238 £47,250 -0.53% 10
South East -5 142 £37,500 -3.85% 8
North of England -33 79 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Yorkshire -3 42 £37,000 +7.25% 1
Midlands +10 41 £30,000 -7.69% 3
East of England -10 36 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North West -41 35 £32,500 -7.14% 4
West Midlands +15 29 £32,250 +10.26% 1
South West -13 29 £33,250 +0.76% 2
East Midlands +17 12 £27,000 -18.18% 2
Wales +5 5 £37,500 +17.19%
Scotland -25 4 £42,500 +9.91%
North East -1 2 £34,000 -

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 481 (82.08%) Windows
2 383 (65.36%) Windows Server
3 349 (59.56%) Active Directory
4 345 (58.87%) VMware
5 316 (53.92%) Microsoft
6 207 (35.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 205 (34.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 189 (32.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 166 (28.33%) Office 365
10 158 (26.96%) Finance
11 156 (26.62%) MS Exchange
12 154 (26.28%) Hyper-V
13 142 (24.23%) PowerShell
13 142 (24.23%) Cisco
14 137 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 123 (20.99%) Citrix
16 120 (20.48%) DNS
17 118 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 115 (19.62%) SCCM
19 112 (19.11%) Firewall
20 109 (18.60%) SAN
21 104 (17.75%) ITIL
22 98 (16.72%) MCSE
23 96 (16.38%) Linux
24 87 (14.85%) SCOM
25 86 (14.68%) DHCP
26 85 (14.51%) SQL
27 78 (13.31%) Data Centre
28 75 (12.80%) SQL Server
28 75 (12.80%) TCP/IP

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
1 156 (26.62%) MS Exchange
2 68 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (7.68%) IIS
5 25 (4.27%) Skype for Business
6 23 (3.92%) SharePoint
7 22 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.37%) Apache
9 8 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.85%) JBoss
12 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.51%) nginx
14 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.17%) CMS
15 1 (0.17%) Moodle
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 58 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 166 (28.33%) Office 365
2 118 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.92%) IaaS
5 15 (2.56%) PaaS
6 11 (1.88%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.54%) SaaS
9 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.34%) Serverless
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) Heroku
11 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 120 (20.48%) DNS
2 112 (19.11%) Firewall
3 109 (18.60%) SAN
4 86 (14.68%) DHCP
5 75 (12.80%) TCP/IP
6 40 (6.83%) LAN
7 38 (6.48%) WAN
8 32 (5.46%) VoIP
8 32 (5.46%) VPN
9 28 (4.78%) VLAN
10 26 (4.44%) Internet
10 26 (4.44%) Skype
11 21 (3.58%) Wireless
12 13 (2.22%) NAS
13 12 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (1.88%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.39%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.54%) MySQL
6 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.68%) JUnit
2 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.34%) Hudson
3 2 (0.34%) JIRA
3 2 (0.34%) PyUnit
3 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 158 (26.96%) Finance
2 45 (7.68%) Banking
3 25 (4.27%) Financial Institution
4 18 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.73%) Games
6 11 (1.88%) Legal
6 11 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.37%) Local Government
8 7 (1.19%) Retail
9 6 (1.02%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.85%) Law
11 4 (0.68%) Publishing
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Marketing
13 2 (0.34%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.46%) .NET
2 12 (2.05%) Web Services
2 12 (2.05%) WSH
3 6 (1.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (0.85%) Node.js
4 5 (0.85%) WAP
5 4 (0.68%) LAMP
5 4 (0.68%) RESTful
6 3 (0.51%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.51%) COM
6 3 (0.51%) J2EE
6 3 (0.51%) OAuth
6 3 (0.51%) Spring
7 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.34%) EJB
7 2 (0.34%) Laravel
7 2 (0.34%) Middleware
8 1 (0.17%) Struts
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.48%) Replication
3 31 (5.29%) Clustering
4 20 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 14 (2.39%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.37%) iPad
9 8 (1.37%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.02%) Online Games
11 5 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.85%) iPhone
12 4 (0.68%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.34%) NHS
14 2 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 481 (82.08%) Windows
2 383 (65.36%) Windows Server
3 205 (34.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 189 (32.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (16.38%) Linux
6 64 (10.92%) Windows 10
7 56 (9.56%) Windows 7
8 34 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (4.95%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.88%) Android
11 11 (1.88%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.71%) CentOS
13 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.37%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.19%) Unix
14 7 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.68%) Debian
15 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (17.75%) ITIL
2 53 (9.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (6.66%) Migration
4 37 (6.31%) High Availability
5 31 (5.29%) Project Management
6 28 (4.78%) Virtual Environments
7 27 (4.61%) Problem Management
8 26 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (4.44%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.27%) Proactive Monitoring
10 22 (3.75%) Capacity Management
10 22 (3.75%) Infrastructure Management
11 21 (3.58%) DevOps
11 21 (3.58%) Patch Management
12 19 (3.24%) Customer Requirements
12 19 (3.24%) Process Improvement
13 17 (2.90%) Configuration Management
13 17 (2.90%) Mentoring
14 15 (2.56%) Line Management
14 15 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 142 (24.23%) PowerShell
2 85 (14.51%) SQL
3 38 (6.48%) C#
4 33 (5.63%) Python
5 24 (4.10%) Bash Shell
6 22 (3.75%) Perl
7 13 (2.22%) C++
8 11 (1.88%) Java
9 7 (1.19%) C
9 7 (1.19%) Ruby
10 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.85%) VBScript
12 4 (0.68%) AWK
12 4 (0.68%) PHP
12 4 (0.68%) sed
13 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.51%) VB
14 2 (0.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 137 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (16.72%) MCSE
3 48 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (8.02%) MCSA
5 36 (6.14%) CCNA
6 31 (5.29%) Degree
7 26 (4.44%) Security Cleared
8 24 (4.10%) MCITP
8 24 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (3.92%) MCP
10 21 (3.58%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.71%) RHCE
12 8 (1.37%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.02%) Server+ Certification
14 5 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.34%) GNVQ
15 2 (0.34%) MBA
15 2 (0.34%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.29%) SLA
2 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.85%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) GDPR
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 349 (59.56%) Active Directory
2 207 (35.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (26.28%) Hyper-V
4 61 (10.41%) vSphere
5 44 (7.51%) XenApp
6 35 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.56%) DFS Replication
8 15 (2.56%) VMware Server
9 14 (2.39%) Docker
10 13 (2.22%) Terminal Server
10 13 (2.22%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.71%) NFS
12 9 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.02%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.85%) XenServer
16 3 (0.51%) UAG
16 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 115 (19.62%) SCCM
2 87 (14.85%) SCOM
3 27 (4.61%) Backup Exec
4 25 (4.27%) WSUS
5 23 (3.92%) Nagios
6 16 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (2.56%) Ansible
7 15 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.56%) Puppet
8 14 (2.39%) EdgeSight
8 14 (2.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 11 (1.88%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.88%) WMI
10 10 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (1.37%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (1.19%) Terraform
14 5 (0.85%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 345 (58.87%) VMware
2 316 (53.92%) Microsoft
3 142 (24.23%) Cisco
4 123 (20.99%) Citrix
5 74 (12.63%) NetApp
6 49 (8.36%) HP
7 44 (7.51%) Red Hat
8 38 (6.48%) Dell
9 28 (4.78%) Symantec
10 26 (4.44%) F5
11 23 (3.92%) Veeam
12 22 (3.75%) EMC
13 20 (3.41%) EqualLogic
14 18 (3.07%) Hitachi
15 15 (2.56%) 3PAR
15 15 (2.56%) IBM
16 14 (2.39%) Meraki
17 13 (2.22%) CommVault
17 13 (2.22%) Sophos
18 10 (1.71%) Brocade