Period
to 23 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 June 2021.

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
23 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 693 654 703
Rank change year-on-year -39 +49 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 263 215 429
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 231 184 389
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £29,375
25th Percentile £35,125 £31,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £37,500 £46,741
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -19.77% +9.98%
75th Percentile £55,750 £48,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,050 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.96% -9.88% +8.11%

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 95,829 77,064 138,086
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.87% 95.14% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 68,659 62,642 111,216
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,120
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 23 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 16 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 23 June 2021. 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 -39 243 £42,500 +13.33% 19
UK excluding London -55 169 £40,000 +10.96% 13
London -20 82 £72,500 +20.83% 6
North of England -31 54 £40,000 +6.67% 3
South East -24 48 £37,500 +4.02% 1
Work from Home -163 36 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Midlands -46 32 £35,750 -11.87% 3
Yorkshire -30 30 £40,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -25 20 £32,500 -27.78% 1
South West -51 20 £40,000 +21.21% 3
North West -18 18 £52,500 +40.00% 1
East Midlands -31 12 £50,250 +54.62% 2
Scotland -36 9 £42,000 +9.09%
North East -20 6 £34,125 +16.67% 1
East of England -27 5 £33,000 +10.00% 3
Wales - 1 £34,628 -

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2021, Server Engineer job roles required the following IT skills 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.

1 198 (75.29%) Windows
2 171 (65.02%) Windows Server
3 144 (54.75%) Active Directory
4 127 (48.29%) VMware
5 100 (38.02%) Microsoft
6 92 (34.98%) Azure
7 80 (30.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (27.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 68 (25.86%) Microsoft 365
10 65 (24.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (24.33%) DNS
12 62 (23.57%) Linux
13 61 (23.19%) Firewall
14 55 (20.91%) SQL
15 52 (19.77%) Hyper-V
16 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2016
17 48 (18.25%) LAN
18 44 (16.73%) ITIL
18 44 (16.73%) PowerShell
19 43 (16.35%) SCCM
20 41 (15.59%) Cisco
21 39 (14.83%) Social Skills
22 37 (14.07%) TCP/IP
22 37 (14.07%) SQL Server
23 36 (13.69%) Citrix
23 36 (13.69%) Windows Server 2019
24 35 (13.31%) WAN
25 34 (12.93%) Windows 10
26 32 (12.17%) AWS

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 29 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.60%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.56%) nginx
5 11 (4.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.66%) IIS
7 4 (1.52%) CMS
7 4 (1.52%) Confluence
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 92 (34.98%) Azure
2 68 (25.86%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (12.17%) AWS
4 25 (9.51%) Serverless
5 10 (3.80%) SaaS
6 9 (3.42%) Azure App Service
6 9 (3.42%) Azure Event Grid
6 9 (3.42%) Azure Functions
6 9 (3.42%) Azure Service Bus
6 9 (3.42%) Azure Service Fabric
6 9 (3.42%) NuGet
7 7 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.52%) Google Workspace
10 3 (1.14%) IaaS
10 3 (1.14%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.76%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 64 (24.33%) DNS
2 61 (23.19%) Firewall
3 48 (18.25%) LAN
4 37 (14.07%) TCP/IP
5 35 (13.31%) WAN
6 31 (11.79%) DHCP
7 28 (10.65%) SAN
8 26 (9.89%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (5.70%) VPN
10 12 (4.56%) Asterisk PBX
10 12 (4.56%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (4.56%) Wireless
10 12 (4.56%) WLAN
11 6 (2.28%) 3G
11 6 (2.28%) 4G
11 6 (2.28%) 5G
11 6 (2.28%) HTTP
11 6 (2.28%) NAS
11 6 (2.28%) SMTP
11 6 (2.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.84%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.28%) MySQL
5 4 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) Redis
6 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.38%) Tableau
6 1 (0.38%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (0.76%) Cypress.io
2 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.76%) Selenium
3 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.38%) Storybook
General
1 39 (14.83%) Social Skills
2 26 (9.89%) Finance
3 16 (6.08%) Retail
4 13 (4.94%) Banking
5 7 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.66%) Military
6 5 (1.90%) Law
7 3 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.14%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.60%) .NET
2 14 (5.32%) Web Services
3 13 (4.94%) GraphQL
4 10 (3.80%) .NET Core
4 10 (3.80%) HTML
5 7 (2.66%) Node.js
6 6 (2.28%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.90%) CSS
8 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET Core
8 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.52%) COM
8 4 (1.52%) Serverless Framework
9 3 (1.14%) LDAP
10 2 (0.76%) Next.js
10 2 (0.76%) Puppeteer
10 2 (0.76%) React Native
10 2 (0.76%) Redux
10 2 (0.76%) REST
11 1 (0.38%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 17 (6.46%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.94%) EMC VNX
4 11 (4.18%) Hedge funds
5 7 (2.66%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.66%) Replication
6 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.52%) Clustering
9 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.14%) User Experience
10 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.76%) PKI
10 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.38%) HACMP
11 1 (0.38%) iPhone
11 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (75.29%) Windows
2 171 (65.02%) Windows Server
3 65 (24.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (23.57%) Linux
5 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 36 (13.69%) Windows Server 2019
7 34 (12.93%) Windows 10
8 15 (5.70%) Windows 7
9 14 (5.32%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.94%) VMS
11 12 (4.56%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.52%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.76%) Debian
14 2 (0.76%) Unix
15 1 (0.38%) HPUX
15 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (16.73%) ITIL
3 32 (12.17%) DevOps
4 25 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.98%) Migration
6 18 (6.84%) Project Delivery
6 18 (6.84%) Software Engineering
7 16 (6.08%) Server Management
8 15 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (5.70%) Mentoring
8 15 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (5.70%) Software Testing
9 14 (5.32%) Microservices
10 11 (4.18%) API Integration
11 10 (3.80%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.80%) Project Management
12 9 (3.42%) Change Management
12 9 (3.42%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.42%) ERP
12 9 (3.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.91%) SQL
2 44 (16.73%) PowerShell
3 21 (7.98%) C#
4 9 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.04%) Java
6 7 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.28%) Perl
7 6 (2.28%) PHP
8 5 (1.90%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.14%) Go
9 3 (1.14%) Python
9 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.76%) Ruby
11 1 (0.38%) ES6
11 1 (0.38%) Java 8
11 1 (0.38%) VB
11 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.94%) MCSA
4 13 (4.94%) MCSE
5 11 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.80%) CCNA
7 6 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.90%) Degree
9 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.14%) MCP
10 2 (0.76%) CCNP
10 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.38%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.32%) SLA
2 7 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (1.52%) GDPR
4 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 144 (54.75%) Active Directory
2 80 (30.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (19.77%) Hyper-V
4 30 (11.41%) Virtual Servers
5 25 (9.51%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (5.70%) vSphere
7 14 (5.32%) Docker
7 14 (5.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 14 (5.32%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.90%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.52%) Firmware
9 4 (1.52%) Shibboleth
9 4 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.38%) NFS
11 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (16.35%) SCCM
2 31 (11.79%) Nagios
3 28 (10.65%) SCOM
4 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 14 (5.32%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.94%) BladeLogic
7 12 (4.56%) HAProxy
8 11 (4.18%) Terraform
9 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (2.28%) Icinga
10 6 (2.28%) WSUS
11 4 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.52%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.14%) Ansible
12 3 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.14%) SCDPM
12 3 (1.14%) vRealize
13 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 127 (48.29%) VMware
2 100 (38.02%) Microsoft
3 41 (15.59%) Cisco
4 36 (13.69%) Citrix
5 30 (11.41%) Oracle
6 25 (9.51%) Dell
7 22 (8.37%) Veeam
8 19 (7.22%) Red Hat
9 18 (6.84%) Palo Alto
10 17 (6.46%) SolarWinds
11 16 (6.08%) EMC
12 13 (4.94%) 3PAR
12 13 (4.94%) Blue Coat
12 13 (4.94%) BMC
13 9 (3.42%) NetApp
14 8 (3.04%) HP
15 6 (2.28%) Xamarin
16 5 (1.90%) IBM
16 5 (1.90%) McAfee
16 5 (1.90%) Sun