Server Engineer
UK

The median Server Engineer salary in the UK is £40,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 760 835 961
Rank change year-on-year +75 +126 -298
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 85 193 183
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83 167 153
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £40,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year -23.81% +3.96% +20.24%
75th Percentile £58,750 £66,468 £65,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £85,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.41% -10.00% +12.50%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,164 104,802 135,666
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.58% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,734 65,779 84,694
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.21% +5.50% +5.26%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Server Engineer.

Salary trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Server Engineer over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +91 83 £39,005 -26.73% 22
UK excluding London +26 55 £37,500 -7.41% 20
Work from Home +104 41 £39,005 -28.41% 13
London +156 30 £57,500 -10.35% 4
South East +47 27 £35,000 -12.50% 3
North of England +76 8 £38,750 -6.63% 3
South West +17 7 £37,500 +36.36% 4
Midlands +43 6 £44,114 -13.08% 3
West Midlands +61 5 £45,000 +0.56% 1
East of England +42 5 £42,500 -26.09% 5
North West +49 4 £38,750 -29.55% 1
Yorkshire +94 3 £31,000 -22.50% 2
Scotland -28 2 £51,000 -2.86% 1
East Midlands +5 1 £40,000 -25.58% 2
North East +1 1 £50,000 +46.31%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 2 March 2024, Server Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (88.24%) Windows
2 68 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 51 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 46 (54.12%) Active Directory
5 35 (41.18%) Azure
6 34 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 32 (37.65%) Microsoft 365
8 30 (35.29%) VMware
8 30 (35.29%) AWS
9 28 (32.94%) PowerShell
10 21 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (23.53%) Linux
12 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
13 18 (21.18%) DevOps
14 16 (18.82%) Hyper-V
15 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
16 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
16 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (16.47%) Degree
16 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Exchange
16 14 (16.47%) DNS
16 14 (16.47%) Red Hat
16 14 (16.47%) Windows 10
17 13 (15.29%) Ansible
17 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (15.29%) Finance
17 13 (15.29%) Banking
18 12 (14.12%) Asset Management
18 12 (14.12%) TOWER Software

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Exchange
2 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.18%) Azure
2 32 (37.65%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (35.29%) AWS
4 12 (14.12%) GitHub
5 9 (10.59%) Entra ID
6 6 (7.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.53%) OCI
7 3 (3.53%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.18%) Google Workspace
8 1 (1.18%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) DNS
2 11 (12.94%) DHCP
3 8 (9.41%) Firewall
4 7 (8.24%) SAN
5 6 (7.06%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (5.88%) VLAN
7 4 (4.71%) WAN
7 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.53%) SD-WAN
8 3 (3.53%) VoIP
8 3 (3.53%) Wireless
9 2 (2.35%) Network Security
9 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.18%) LAN
10 1 (1.18%) VPN
10 1 (1.18%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.18%) MS Access
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Git
1 12 (14.12%) GitLab
General
1 13 (15.29%) Banking
1 13 (15.29%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Investment Banking
2 12 (14.12%) Social Skills
3 7 (8.24%) Law
4 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 2 (2.35%) Legal
6 2 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.18%) Police
7 1 (1.18%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) PKI
2 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.35%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 75 (88.24%) Windows
2 68 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (23.53%) Linux
4 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (16.47%) Windows 10
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (21.18%) DevOps
4 12 (14.12%) Asset Management
4 12 (14.12%) CI/CD
4 12 (14.12%) ITIL
5 11 (12.94%) Customer Service
6 10 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
7 9 (10.59%) Project Delivery
8 8 (9.41%) Service Desk Management
9 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.06%) Service Management
11 5 (5.88%) Change Management
11 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.88%) Migration
11 5 (5.88%) Server Management
11 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.12%) Bash
2 12 (14.12%) Korn
2 12 (14.12%) Perl
2 12 (14.12%) Python
2 12 (14.12%) Ruby
3 1 (1.18%) SQL
3 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) Degree
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.41%) CCNA
4 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.41%) MCSE
5 7 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (7.06%) AWS Certification
6 6 (7.06%) MCSA
7 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.71%) CCNP
9 3 (3.53%) DBS Check
9 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.18%) Azure Certification
10 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 46 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.82%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.71%) vSphere
6 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.35%) XenApp
6 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Ansible
2 12 (14.12%) Puppet
2 12 (14.12%) Red Hat Satellite
2 12 (14.12%) SCCM
3 6 (7.06%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.06%) WSUS
4 5 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.88%) SCOM
5 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.29%) VMware
3 14 (16.47%) Red Hat
4 12 (14.12%) Sun
4 12 (14.12%) TOWER Software
5 8 (9.41%) Dell
6 6 (7.06%) Cisco
6 6 (7.06%) Veeam
7 5 (5.88%) 3PAR
7 5 (5.88%) Citrix
7 5 (5.88%) EMC
7 5 (5.88%) HP
8 4 (4.71%) Juniper
9 3 (3.53%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (3.53%) Oracle
9 3 (3.53%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.53%) Sophos
9 3 (3.53%) Symantec
10 2 (2.35%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow