The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 524 509
Rank change year-on-year -55 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 302 444 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 275 391 466
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,050 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -47 291 £39,000 -2.50% 25
London -30 127 £42,500 -10.52% 11
South East -8 55 £37,500 -1.63% 3
East of England +13 28 £40,500 -11.95% 1
Yorkshire +9 27 £27,500 -24.65% 3
North West -28 26 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Surrey +36 18 £37,500 -3.84%
Hertfordshire +3 15 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Yorkshire -1 15 £23,000 -
Hull -3 15 £23,000 -
South West +8 13 £33,500 +11.66% 4
City of London +11 11 £56,250 +12.50% 2
Hampshire +14 10 £37,750 -6.79% 1
West Midlands +6 10 £37,500 +15.38% 2
West Yorkshire +4 10 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Watford -1 10 £55,000 +19.56% 1
Lancashire +13 9 £32,500 +13.04%
Blackburn +6 8 £32,500 +22.64%
Leeds 0 8 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Essex -5 8 £35,000 -30.00%
Kent +10 7 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +9 7 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Cheshire -26 7 £42,500 - 1
Croydon - 7 £23,500 -
Berkshire -19 6 £53,750 +40.52%
Merseyside - 6 £47,500 -
Liverpool - 6 £47,500 -
Epsom +11 5 £23,500 -14.54%
Northamptonshire +8 5 £55,000 +57.14%
East Midlands +8 5 £55,000 +78.86%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 514 (82.37%) Windows
2 414 (66.35%) Windows Server
3 355 (56.89%) Active Directory
4 339 (54.33%) Microsoft
5 337 (54.01%) VMware
6 250 (40.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 229 (36.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 212 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 186 (29.81%) MS Exchange
10 173 (27.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 164 (26.28%) Hyper-V
12 162 (25.96%) Cisco
13 157 (25.16%) Office 365
14 130 (20.83%) SQL Server
15 129 (20.67%) MCSE
16 126 (20.19%) Citrix
17 122 (19.55%) DNS
18 118 (18.91%) Linux
18 118 (18.91%) ITIL
18 118 (18.91%) Firewall
19 108 (17.31%) DHCP
20 104 (16.67%) PowerShell
21 101 (16.19%) SCCM
21 101 (16.19%) Finance
22 97 (15.54%) SAN
23 96 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
24 93 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
25 91 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
26 89 (14.26%) HP
27 86 (13.78%) SQL

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
1 186 (29.81%) MS Exchange
2 81 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 53 (8.49%) IIS
5 50 (8.01%) SharePoint
6 26 (4.17%) Skype for Business
7 22 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.24%) Apache
10 12 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.76%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.28%) JBoss
13 8 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.80%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.80%) SAS
16 2 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Exstream
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 157 (25.16%) Office 365
2 93 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.60%) IaaS
4 10 (1.60%) PaaS
5 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.80%) SaaS
8 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 122 (19.55%) DNS
2 118 (18.91%) Firewall
3 108 (17.31%) DHCP
4 97 (15.54%) SAN
5 84 (13.46%) TCP/IP
6 62 (9.94%) LAN
7 58 (9.29%) VPN
8 51 (8.17%) VLAN
9 41 (6.57%) WAN
10 33 (5.29%) Wireless
11 23 (3.69%) Internet
12 20 (3.21%) WebEx
13 18 (2.88%) iSCSI
13 18 (2.88%) MPLS
13 18 (2.88%) Skype
14 17 (2.72%) VoIP
15 12 (1.92%) NAS
16 9 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.44%) Network Security
17 8 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (2.08%) MySQL
7 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.32%) Redis
10 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.16%) Big Data
11 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.48%) JIRA
3 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) Ant
4 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) MSI
4 1 (0.16%) Selenium
4 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 101 (16.19%) Finance
2 30 (4.81%) Banking
3 19 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.24%) Retail
5 8 (1.28%) Law
6 7 (1.12%) Legal
6 7 (1.12%) Local Government
6 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.32%) Back Office
8 2 (0.32%) Games
8 2 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.16%) Automotive
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.21%) Software Packaging
2 18 (2.88%) Middleware
3 13 (2.08%) Web Services
4 10 (1.60%) .NET
5 8 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.12%) Spring
7 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.96%) J2EE
7 6 (0.96%) LAMP
7 6 (0.96%) Node.js
8 5 (0.80%) React
8 5 (0.80%) Spring MVC
8 5 (0.80%) Struts
9 4 (0.64%) Serverless Framework
10 2 (0.32%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.32%) WinForms
11 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.16%) Django
11 1 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.30%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.45%) Hedge funds
3 31 (4.97%) Driving Licence
3 31 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 28 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.49%) Replication
6 24 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 20 (3.21%) iPad
8 16 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (2.40%) Clustering
10 10 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.28%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.28%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.96%) PKI
13 5 (0.80%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.80%) FlexPod
14 4 (0.64%) HP Storage
14 4 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 514 (82.37%) Windows
2 414 (66.35%) Windows Server
3 250 (40.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 229 (36.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (18.91%) Linux
6 96 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (11.38%) Windows 7
8 46 (7.37%) Windows 10
9 34 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.17%) Windows XP
11 20 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (3.21%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.76%) CentOS
13 9 (1.44%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.28%) Solaris
15 7 (1.12%) Unix
15 7 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.96%) Debian
16 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.91%) ITIL
2 60 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 47 (7.53%) Migration
4 29 (4.65%) Information Security
5 26 (4.17%) DevOps
6 23 (3.69%) Service Management
7 22 (3.53%) Project Management
7 22 (3.53%) Task Automation
8 20 (3.21%) Incident Management
8 20 (3.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 19 (3.04%) Application Packaging
9 19 (3.04%) Infrastructure Management
10 18 (2.88%) E-Commerce
10 18 (2.88%) Problem Management
11 17 (2.72%) Mentoring
12 16 (2.56%) Capacity Management
12 16 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
13 14 (2.24%) Proactive Monitoring
13 14 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (1.92%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 104 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 86 (13.78%) SQL
3 17 (2.72%) Java
4 15 (2.40%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.08%) Perl
6 10 (1.60%) Python
7 9 (1.44%) C#
8 8 (1.28%) VBA
9 7 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.12%) Ruby
9 7 (1.12%) VB
10 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.64%) C
11 4 (0.64%) Go
12 3 (0.48%) AWK
12 3 (0.48%) C++
12 3 (0.48%) sed
12 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.32%) VBScript
14 1 (0.16%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 173 (27.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (20.67%) MCSE
3 72 (11.54%) MCSA
4 65 (10.42%) Degree
5 56 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (7.53%) CCNA
7 46 (7.37%) MCP
8 41 (6.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (4.49%) MCITP
10 25 (4.01%) CCNP
11 24 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (3.69%) SC Cleared
12 23 (3.69%) Security Cleared
13 22 (3.53%) DBS Check
14 21 (3.37%) Master's Degree
15 18 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (2.08%) GNVQ
16 13 (2.08%) HND
17 8 (1.28%) CCA
17 8 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.05%) SLA
2 13 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 355 (56.89%) Active Directory
2 212 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (26.28%) Hyper-V
4 91 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (9.94%) vSphere
6 58 (9.29%) XenApp
7 32 (5.13%) XenDesktop
8 25 (4.01%) VMware Server
9 22 (3.53%) VMware Workstation
10 14 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.08%) XenServer
12 10 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.28%) NFS
13 8 (1.28%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.96%) Docker
14 6 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (16.19%) SCCM
2 49 (7.85%) SCOM
3 47 (7.53%) Backup Exec
4 25 (4.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 20 (3.21%) DameWare
5 20 (3.21%) Perfmon
6 16 (2.56%) NetBackup
7 15 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (2.24%) Puppet
9 10 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.44%) Ansible
10 9 (1.44%) Nagios
10 9 (1.44%) OpenView
10 9 (1.44%) SCOrch
10 9 (1.44%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.12%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.80%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 339 (54.33%) Microsoft
2 337 (54.01%) VMware
3 162 (25.96%) Cisco
4 126 (20.19%) Citrix
5 89 (14.26%) HP
6 52 (8.33%) NetApp
7 49 (7.85%) Symantec
8 44 (7.05%) Dell
9 36 (5.77%) Veeam
10 32 (5.13%) Red Hat
11 24 (3.85%) EMC
12 23 (3.69%) Avaya
12 23 (3.69%) McAfee
13 21 (3.37%) Oracle
14 20 (3.21%) Draytek
15 19 (3.04%) Meraki
15 19 (3.04%) WatchGuard
16 17 (2.72%) IBM
17 15 (2.40%) SonicWALL
18 14 (2.24%) NETGEAR
East London
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Oscar
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + up to 37 days hol, 15% pension, Flex
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, flexi time
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20 - 30% bonus + 8% pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago