Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 653 589 532
Rank change year-on-year -64 -57 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 599 855 1075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 527 765 930
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,875 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +1.45%

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 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 14 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 18 August 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 -76 576 £41,628 +4.07% 42
UK excluding London -71 318 £37,500 +0.67% 31
London -37 269 £45,000 -1.10% 11
South East -34 104 £37,500 -6.25% 10
North of England -38 87 £34,500 -1.43% 7
East of England +25 51 £42,500 - 7
Yorkshire -1 48 £29,500 -19.18% 4
Midlands +22 40 £37,500 +20.00% 4
North West -28 39 £42,000 +20.00% 3
West Midlands +20 28 £37,500 +19.05% 3
South West +10 25 £34,000 +3.03% 3
East Midlands +11 12 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Scotland +7 7 £37,500 -3.02%
Wales +11 4 £25,000 -13.79%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 508 (84.81%) Windows
2 408 (68.11%) Windows Server
3 374 (62.44%) Active Directory
4 334 (55.76%) VMware
5 325 (54.26%) Microsoft
6 242 (40.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 213 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 210 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 178 (29.72%) MS Exchange
10 175 (29.22%) Cisco
11 160 (26.71%) Office 365
12 157 (26.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 145 (24.21%) Hyper-V
14 129 (21.54%) Finance
15 126 (21.04%) DNS
16 123 (20.53%) Linux
17 121 (20.20%) ITIL
18 120 (20.03%) Firewall
19 116 (19.37%) PowerShell
20 113 (18.86%) SQL Server
21 111 (18.53%) MCSE
22 108 (18.03%) SCCM
23 106 (17.70%) SAN
24 104 (17.36%) DHCP
24 104 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
25 103 (17.20%) Citrix
26 95 (15.86%) HP
27 90 (15.03%) TCP/IP
28 85 (14.19%) SQL
28 85 (14.19%) 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
1 178 (29.72%) MS Exchange
2 85 (14.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (9.52%) IIS
5 47 (7.85%) SharePoint
6 26 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (3.84%) Skype for Business
8 19 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.84%) Apache
11 8 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.34%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.17%) JBoss
12 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.83%) SAS
14 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.67%) MS Project Server
16 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 160 (26.71%) Office 365
2 104 (17.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.67%) IaaS
5 13 (2.17%) PaaS
5 13 (2.17%) SaaS
6 6 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.83%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 126 (21.04%) DNS
2 120 (20.03%) Firewall
3 106 (17.70%) SAN
4 104 (17.36%) DHCP
5 90 (15.03%) TCP/IP
6 52 (8.68%) LAN
7 49 (8.18%) VPN
8 44 (7.35%) WAN
9 43 (7.18%) VLAN
10 30 (5.01%) Wireless
11 23 (3.84%) VoIP
12 22 (3.67%) Internet
13 19 (3.17%) MPLS
13 19 (3.17%) NAS
13 19 (3.17%) Skype
14 17 (2.84%) iSCSI
14 17 (2.84%) WebEx
15 10 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 27 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (4.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (1.67%) MySQL
6 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Ant
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Hudson
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) JUnit
4 1 (0.17%) MSI
4 1 (0.17%) PyUnit
4 1 (0.17%) Selenium
4 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 129 (21.54%) Finance
2 46 (7.68%) Banking
3 18 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.34%) Retail
6 6 (1.00%) Law
6 6 (1.00%) Legal
6 6 (1.00%) Local Government
7 3 (0.50%) Automotive
7 3 (0.50%) Electronics
7 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Front Office
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.34%) Web Services
2 13 (2.17%) Middleware
3 12 (2.00%) Software Packaging
4 10 (1.67%) .NET
5 6 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.00%) J2EE
5 6 (1.00%) LAMP
6 5 (0.83%) Spring
6 5 (0.83%) Spring MVC
6 5 (0.83%) Struts
7 4 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.50%) Node.js
8 3 (0.50%) React
8 3 (0.50%) Serverless Framework
8 3 (0.50%) WAP
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.33%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.17%) RESTful
10 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.01%) Replication
3 28 (4.67%) Hedge funds
4 27 (4.51%) Blackberry
5 25 (4.17%) Driving Licence
6 23 (3.84%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.84%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.51%) Clustering
8 19 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.67%) iPad
10 12 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.00%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.00%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.00%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.83%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.50%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.50%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 508 (84.81%) Windows
2 408 (68.11%) Windows Server
3 242 (40.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 210 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (20.53%) Linux
6 78 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (10.68%) Windows 7
8 61 (10.18%) Windows 10
9 40 (6.68%) Windows 8
10 25 (4.17%) Windows XP
11 23 (3.84%) Windows Vista
12 20 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (1.34%) Unix
15 7 (1.17%) CentOS
16 6 (1.00%) Solaris
17 5 (0.83%) Android
17 5 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.83%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (20.20%) ITIL
2 57 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 41 (6.84%) Migration
4 30 (5.01%) DevOps
5 26 (4.34%) Information Security
6 23 (3.84%) Infrastructure Management
7 20 (3.34%) Capacity Management
7 20 (3.34%) Project Management
8 19 (3.17%) Task Automation
8 19 (3.17%) Virtual Environments
9 17 (2.84%) Proactive Monitoring
9 17 (2.84%) Service Management
10 16 (2.67%) Application Packaging
11 15 (2.50%) High Availability
11 15 (2.50%) Incident Management
11 15 (2.50%) Mentoring
12 14 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (2.34%) MVC
12 14 (2.34%) Problem Management
13 13 (2.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (19.37%) PowerShell
2 85 (14.19%) SQL
3 24 (4.01%) Bash Shell
4 19 (3.17%) Perl
5 18 (3.01%) Python
6 14 (2.34%) Java
7 13 (2.17%) C#
8 11 (1.84%) Ruby
9 6 (1.00%) C
9 6 (1.00%) VB
10 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.83%) VBA
11 4 (0.67%) AWK
11 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.67%) sed
12 3 (0.50%) Go
13 2 (0.33%) C++
13 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.17%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 157 (26.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (18.53%) MCSE
3 59 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (9.85%) MCSA
4 50 (8.35%) Degree
5 41 (6.84%) CCNA
6 38 (6.34%) MCP
7 34 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (4.01%) Security Cleared
9 23 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (3.84%) SC Cleared
10 21 (3.51%) MCITP
11 20 (3.34%) CCNP
12 18 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (2.84%) DBS Check
14 11 (1.84%) Master's Degree
15 10 (1.67%) GNVQ
15 10 (1.67%) HND
16 5 (0.83%) NCDA
17 3 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.84%) SLA
2 10 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.83%) QA
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
1 374 (62.44%) Active Directory
2 213 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (24.21%) Hyper-V
4 73 (12.19%) vSphere
5 66 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (9.18%) XenApp
7 26 (4.34%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (3.84%) XenDesktop
9 21 (3.51%) VMware Server
10 14 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.50%) NFS
12 8 (1.34%) XenServer
13 5 (0.83%) Docker
14 4 (0.67%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.50%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.50%) UAG
15 3 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 108 (18.03%) SCCM
2 69 (11.52%) SCOM
3 50 (8.35%) Backup Exec
4 22 (3.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 20 (3.34%) Nagios
5 20 (3.34%) Puppet
6 19 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.84%) DameWare
7 17 (2.84%) Perfmon
8 13 (2.17%) Ansible
8 13 (2.17%) vCenter Server
9 12 (2.00%) EdgeSight
10 11 (1.84%) NetBackup
10 11 (1.84%) WSUS
11 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (1.00%) OpenView
12 6 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 334 (55.76%) VMware
2 325 (54.26%) Microsoft
3 175 (29.22%) Cisco
4 103 (17.20%) Citrix
5 95 (15.86%) HP
6 54 (9.02%) NetApp
7 42 (7.01%) Dell
8 40 (6.68%) Symantec
9 36 (6.01%) Veeam
10 35 (5.84%) Red Hat
11 24 (4.01%) EMC
12 23 (3.84%) Draytek
12 23 (3.84%) Meraki
13 21 (3.51%) Avaya
14 18 (3.01%) Linksys
14 18 (3.01%) McAfee
14 18 (3.01%) NETGEAR
15 17 (2.84%) D-Link
15 17 (2.84%) Oracle
15 17 (2.84%) SolarWinds