Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 660 580 554
Rank change year-on-year -80 -26 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 585 838 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 511 756 950
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,150
90th Percentile £63,000 £61,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +2.94%

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -99 561 £40,000 - 24
UK excluding London -68 327 £37,000 -1.33% 20
London -59 245 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South East -28 128 £37,500 -5.06% 9
North of England -35 81 £35,500 +1.43% 6
Yorkshire +15 45 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Midlands +43 42 £32,250 +2.38%
East of England -4 39 £41,500 -7.78% 2
North West -31 34 £32,500 -7.14% 5
West Midlands +29 30 £33,000 +1.54%
South West -6 27 £33,750 +2.27% 3
East Midlands +23 12 £28,500 -9.52%
Wales +14 5 £37,500 +17.19%
Scotland -21 5 £42,500 -
North East +14 2 £34,000 -

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 489 (83.59%) Windows
2 385 (65.81%) Windows Server
3 373 (63.76%) Active Directory
4 331 (56.58%) VMware
5 322 (55.04%) Microsoft
6 218 (37.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 218 (37.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (33.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 175 (29.91%) MS Exchange
9 164 (28.03%) Office 365
10 161 (27.52%) Cisco
11 155 (26.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 155 (26.50%) Hyper-V
12 147 (25.13%) Finance
13 127 (21.71%) DNS
13 127 (21.71%) PowerShell
14 124 (21.20%) Citrix
14 124 (21.20%) ITIL
15 118 (20.17%) Microsoft Azure
16 116 (19.83%) Firewall
17 112 (19.15%) SAN
17 112 (19.15%) SCCM
18 110 (18.80%) MCSE
19 97 (16.58%) DHCP
20 96 (16.41%) Linux
21 90 (15.38%) SQL
22 84 (14.36%) TCP/IP
23 80 (13.68%) SCOM
24 76 (12.99%) SQL Server
25 72 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 175 (29.91%) MS Exchange
2 72 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (8.21%) IIS
5 33 (5.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 26 (4.44%) Skype for Business
8 19 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.20%) Apache
11 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.51%) JBoss
13 3 (0.51%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 61 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 164 (28.03%) Office 365
2 118 (20.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (3.59%) IaaS
5 15 (2.56%) PaaS
6 10 (1.71%) SaaS
7 9 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.20%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.17%) Heroku
12 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 127 (21.71%) DNS
2 116 (19.83%) Firewall
3 112 (19.15%) SAN
4 97 (16.58%) DHCP
5 84 (14.36%) TCP/IP
6 42 (7.18%) WAN
7 40 (6.84%) LAN
8 36 (6.15%) VPN
9 30 (5.13%) VLAN
9 30 (5.13%) VoIP
10 24 (4.10%) Internet
10 24 (4.10%) Wireless
11 21 (3.59%) Skype
12 14 (2.39%) iSCSI
12 14 (2.39%) NAS
13 10 (1.71%) WebEx
14 9 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.37%) MPLS
16 7 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
17 6 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (1.37%) MySQL
5 8 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.17%) Big Data
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.68%) JUnit
3 2 (0.34%) Hudson
3 2 (0.34%) PyUnit
3 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 147 (25.13%) Finance
2 44 (7.52%) Banking
3 18 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 17 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.05%) Games
6 11 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.71%) Legal
8 9 (1.54%) Local Government
9 7 (1.20%) Law
10 5 (0.85%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.68%) Retail
12 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Publishing
13 2 (0.34%) Electronics
13 2 (0.34%) Marketing
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.27%) .NET
2 11 (1.88%) WSH
3 10 (1.71%) Web Services
4 6 (1.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (0.85%) WAP
6 4 (0.68%) LAMP
7 3 (0.51%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.51%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.51%) Spring
8 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.34%) COM
8 2 (0.34%) J2EE
8 2 (0.34%) Middleware
8 2 (0.34%) Node.js
8 2 (0.34%) RESTful
9 1 (0.17%) HTML
9 1 (0.17%) Struts
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.35%) Replication
3 27 (4.62%) Clustering
4 25 (4.27%) Blackberry
4 25 (4.27%) Driving Licence
5 24 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (2.74%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.56%) Hedge funds
10 13 (2.22%) iPad
11 8 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.03%) HP Storage
12 6 (1.03%) Online Games
13 5 (0.85%) iPhone
14 4 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.51%) CMDB
15 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 489 (83.59%) Windows
2 385 (65.81%) Windows Server
3 218 (37.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (33.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (16.41%) Linux
6 69 (11.79%) Windows 10
7 64 (10.94%) Windows 7
8 44 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (7.01%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (3.42%) Windows Vista
11 20 (3.42%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.71%) Android
12 10 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.20%) CentOS
13 7 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.20%) Unix
14 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.68%) Debian
15 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.20%) ITIL
2 55 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 35 (5.98%) Migration
4 31 (5.30%) High Availability
5 26 (4.44%) Capacity Management
5 26 (4.44%) Project Management
5 26 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
6 25 (4.27%) Problem Management
7 23 (3.93%) Infrastructure Management
8 21 (3.59%) DevOps
9 19 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (3.25%) Patch Management
10 16 (2.74%) Line Management
10 16 (2.74%) Proactive Monitoring
11 15 (2.56%) Configuration Management
11 15 (2.56%) Process Improvement
11 15 (2.56%) Software Engineering
12 14 (2.39%) Information Security
13 13 (2.22%) CRM
13 13 (2.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (21.71%) PowerShell
2 90 (15.38%) SQL
3 31 (5.30%) Python
4 30 (5.13%) C#
5 25 (4.27%) Bash Shell
6 24 (4.10%) Perl
7 10 (1.71%) Ruby
8 9 (1.54%) C++
8 9 (1.54%) Java
9 7 (1.20%) C
10 6 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.68%) AWK
11 4 (0.68%) sed
12 3 (0.51%) VB
13 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.34%) PHP
13 2 (0.34%) VBA
13 2 (0.34%) VBScript
14 1 (0.17%) Go
14 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 155 (26.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (18.80%) MCSE
3 53 (9.06%) MCSA
4 47 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (6.50%) Degree
6 34 (5.81%) CCNA
7 32 (5.47%) MCP
8 25 (4.27%) Security Cleared
9 23 (3.93%) SC Cleared
9 23 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (3.76%) MCITP
11 14 (2.39%) DBS Check
12 12 (2.05%) RHCE
13 10 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.85%) CCNP
15 5 (0.85%) GNVQ
15 5 (0.85%) HND
15 5 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.98%) SLA
2 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (0.85%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
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%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 373 (63.76%) Active Directory
2 218 (37.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (26.50%) Hyper-V
4 67 (11.45%) vSphere
5 46 (7.86%) XenApp
6 42 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (3.25%) VMware Server
9 13 (2.22%) NFS
9 13 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.05%) DFS Replication
10 12 (2.05%) Terminal Server
11 10 (1.71%) Docker
12 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (1.20%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.85%) XenServer
15 3 (0.51%) UAG
15 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 112 (19.15%) SCCM
2 80 (13.68%) SCOM
3 38 (6.50%) Backup Exec
4 22 (3.76%) Nagios
4 22 (3.76%) WSUS
5 17 (2.91%) Ansible
5 17 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.74%) Puppet
7 14 (2.39%) EdgeSight
7 14 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 10 (1.71%) DameWare
9 10 (1.71%) Perfmon
9 10 (1.71%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.71%) WMI
10 7 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.20%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 331 (56.58%) VMware
2 322 (55.04%) Microsoft
3 161 (27.52%) Cisco
4 124 (21.20%) Citrix
5 72 (12.31%) HP
5 72 (12.31%) NetApp
6 48 (8.21%) Dell
7 35 (5.98%) Red Hat
8 33 (5.64%) Veeam
9 32 (5.47%) Symantec
10 25 (4.27%) F5
11 20 (3.42%) EqualLogic
12 18 (3.08%) Hitachi
12 18 (3.08%) Meraki
13 17 (2.91%) EMC
13 17 (2.91%) NETGEAR
14 16 (2.74%) Draytek
14 16 (2.74%) Linksys
15 15 (2.56%) 3Com
15 15 (2.56%) D-Link