The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 539 448
Rank change year-on-year -10 -91  
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 317 458 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.44% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.46% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 286 424 520
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.09%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -18 305 £42,500 +1.79% 40
London +9 137 £45,000 - 16
South East +23 61 £36,500 -8.75% 7
East of England +50 54 £41,500 +29.68% 4
Hertfordshire +26 30 £38,750 +21.09%
City of London +46 27 £42,000 -11.57% 9
Surrey +30 23 £41,000 +7.18%
Watford - 19 £42,500 -
North West -20 15 £42,500 +30.76% 7
Essex +29 14 £50,000 +6.95% 1
Yorkshire +23 14 £29,750 -20.66% 2
Colchester +8 12 £50,000 +6.95%
Kent +7 11 £30,000 -29.41%
Berkshire +28 9 £36,500 -18.88% 3
South West +24 9 £32,500 +15.04% 2
Wiltshire +27 8 £37,500 +12.78% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 8 £37,750 +25.83%
West Midlands +20 8 £45,000 +41.73% 1
Leatherhead - 8 £51,250 -
Swindon +19 7 £42,500 +27.81%
West Yorkshire +16 7 £37,500 +1.35% 1
East Midlands -13 7 £40,000 -5.89% 1
East Yorkshire - 7 £26,000 - 1
Cambridge - 7 £41,500 - 3
Hull - 7 £26,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £41,500 - 3
Hampshire +21 6 £37,500 +12.78%
Liverpool +4 6 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Merseyside -10 6 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Manchester -33 6 £42,500 +30.76% 5

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 505 (80.80%) Windows
2 435 (69.60%) Windows Server
3 344 (55.04%) VMware
4 324 (51.84%) Microsoft
5 312 (49.92%) Active Directory
6 231 (36.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 213 (34.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 207 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 195 (31.20%) Hyper-V
10 186 (29.76%) MS Excel
11 166 (26.56%) MS Exchange
12 143 (22.88%) SQL Server
13 142 (22.72%) Cisco
14 140 (22.40%) Office 365
15 139 (22.24%) Linux
16 137 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 130 (20.80%) DNS
18 128 (20.48%) PowerShell
19 120 (19.20%) MCSE
20 119 (19.04%) SCCM
21 116 (18.56%) Citrix
22 115 (18.40%) DHCP
23 111 (17.76%) SAN
24 110 (17.60%) Firewall
25 105 (16.80%) ITIL
26 103 (16.48%) Data Centre
27 91 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
28 84 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
29 82 (13.12%) SCOM
30 80 (12.80%) 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
1 166 (26.56%) MS Exchange
2 66 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 56 (8.96%) IIS
5 48 (7.68%) SharePoint
6 34 (5.44%) Skype for Business
7 26 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (3.36%) Apache
9 17 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (2.72%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.40%) JBoss
11 12 (1.92%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.96%) Confluence
15 6 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 186 (29.76%) MS Excel
2 58 (9.28%) MS Office
3 14 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 140 (22.40%) Office 365
2 84 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.72%) SaaS
5 7 (1.12%) PaaS
6 6 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.48%) IaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 130 (20.80%) DNS
2 115 (18.40%) DHCP
3 111 (17.76%) SAN
4 110 (17.60%) Firewall
5 74 (11.84%) TCP/IP
6 71 (11.36%) LAN
7 68 (10.88%) VPN
8 52 (8.32%) VLAN
9 51 (8.16%) WAN
10 36 (5.76%) NAS
11 32 (5.12%) Internet
12 27 (4.32%) Wireless
13 21 (3.36%) VoIP
14 18 (2.88%) MPLS
15 15 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (2.40%) Skype
16 14 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (2.08%) iSCSI
18 12 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.52%) MySQL
5 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (0.64%) Redis
8 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.48%) Big Data
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Jenkins
1 8 (1.28%) JIRA
2 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.96%) Maven
3 4 (0.64%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.64%) JUnit
4 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.32%) Ant
5 2 (0.32%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (11.84%) Finance
2 25 (4.00%) Banking
3 23 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.72%) Retail
5 12 (1.92%) Back Office
5 12 (1.92%) Law
6 8 (1.28%) Games
7 7 (1.12%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.64%) Legal
8 4 (0.64%) Marketing
9 3 (0.48%) Electronics
9 3 (0.48%) Local Government
9 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.48%) Middleware
2 23 (3.68%) Web Services
3 19 (3.04%) Software Packaging
4 14 (2.24%) .NET
5 10 (1.60%) .NET Framework
5 10 (1.60%) Spring
6 9 (1.44%) Node.js
7 8 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.12%) LAMP
9 6 (0.96%) React
10 5 (0.80%) Serverless Framework
11 4 (0.64%) Spring Boot
12 3 (0.48%) J2EE
13 2 (0.32%) HornetQ
13 2 (0.32%) MAPI
13 2 (0.32%) WinForms
14 1 (0.16%) Celery
14 1 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
14 1 (0.16%) Redux
14 1 (0.16%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 103 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.96%) Driving Licence
3 31 (4.96%) Hedge funds
3 31 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.00%) Clustering
5 22 (3.52%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.88%) Replication
7 17 (2.72%) iPad
8 16 (2.56%) Private Cloud
9 15 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.76%) PKI
11 10 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.28%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.28%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.80%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 505 (80.80%) Windows
2 435 (69.60%) Windows Server
3 231 (36.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 213 (34.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 139 (22.24%) Linux
6 91 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (10.24%) Windows 7
8 39 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (4.96%) Windows 10
10 20 (3.20%) Unix
11 18 (2.88%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.24%) CentOS
13 9 (1.44%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.44%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.96%) Solaris
15 5 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.80%) Debian
15 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.64%) AIX
17 2 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (16.80%) ITIL
2 58 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 54 (8.64%) Migration
4 32 (5.12%) Information Security
5 29 (4.64%) Project Management
6 25 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
7 23 (3.68%) DevOps
8 22 (3.52%) Data Protection
9 21 (3.36%) Incident Management
10 20 (3.20%) Mentoring
10 20 (3.20%) Problem Management
11 19 (3.04%) Change Management
11 19 (3.04%) Service Management
11 19 (3.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 18 (2.88%) Application Packaging
13 17 (2.72%) E-Commerce
13 17 (2.72%) Service Delivery
14 16 (2.56%) Server Building
14 16 (2.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 128 (20.48%) PowerShell
2 80 (12.80%) SQL
3 28 (4.48%) Java
4 21 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 19 (3.04%) Python
6 15 (2.40%) Perl
7 12 (1.92%) C
8 11 (1.76%) C#
9 10 (1.60%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.28%) VB
11 8 (1.28%) VBA
12 6 (0.96%) VBScript
13 5 (0.80%) C++
13 5 (0.80%) Go
13 5 (0.80%) Ruby
14 3 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.16%) COBOL
16 1 (0.16%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 137 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (19.20%) MCSE
3 60 (9.60%) Degree
3 60 (9.60%) MCSA
4 50 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (7.36%) CCNA
6 37 (5.92%) MCP
7 30 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (4.64%) MCITP
9 20 (3.20%) DBS Check
10 18 (2.88%) CCNP
11 9 (1.44%) CCA
11 9 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.44%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.12%) HND
12 7 (1.12%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.96%) GNVQ
14 5 (0.80%) NCDA
15 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.08%) SLA
2 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 312 (49.92%) Active Directory
2 207 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (31.20%) Hyper-V
4 47 (7.52%) vSphere
5 46 (7.36%) VMware ESX
6 42 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (5.92%) XenApp
8 33 (5.28%) XenDesktop
9 28 (4.48%) VMware Server
10 20 (3.20%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (2.56%) XenServer
12 13 (2.08%) Terminal Services
12 13 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.28%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.96%) Docker
14 6 (0.96%) Firmware
14 6 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 119 (19.04%) SCCM
2 82 (13.12%) SCOM
3 29 (4.64%) NetBackup
4 21 (3.36%) SCOrch
5 16 (2.56%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.56%) SCVMM
6 14 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (2.24%) Puppet
7 12 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (1.44%) Ansible
9 8 (1.28%) DameWare
9 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (1.28%) OpenView
9 8 (1.28%) WSUS
10 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.12%) Perfmon
11 6 (0.96%) OpenAM
12 5 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 344 (55.04%) VMware
2 324 (51.84%) Microsoft
3 142 (22.72%) Cisco
4 116 (18.56%) Citrix
5 67 (10.72%) HP
6 50 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 45 (7.20%) NetApp
8 39 (6.24%) Symantec
9 28 (4.48%) Oracle
10 27 (4.32%) Dell
11 23 (3.68%) Avaya
12 20 (3.20%) EMC
12 20 (3.20%) Veeam
13 17 (2.72%) CheckPoint
13 17 (2.72%) WatchGuard
14 15 (2.40%) SolarWinds
14 15 (2.40%) SonicWALL
15 13 (2.08%) IBM
15 13 (2.08%) Intel Security
15 13 (2.08%) Kaspersky
Oldham, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,950 per annum + car + fantastic hols & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central Cambridge
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + 10% Pension + 15% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum + Company Vehicle
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23 - £27 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Private Health, Pension, Tr
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Private Health, Pension, Tr
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Octopus Investments
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Includes great benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Blackpool and The Fylde College
Salary: From £27,449 to £30,004 per annum plus pension and benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago