Period
to 28 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 746 513 694
Rank change year-on-year -233 +181 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 292 179 413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 227 151 356
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.99% -9.41% -
75th Percentile £56,375 £47,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £70,867
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,039 £38,500
% change year-on-year +10.70% -3.80% +2.67%

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 112,426 45,585 133,531
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.40% 94.85% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 78,289 37,865 107,617
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -211 267 £45,000 +17.65% 36
UK excluding London -187 188 £41,000 +10.70% 29
London -190 91 £75,000 +25.00% 11
North of England -113 63 £40,000 - 11
South East -152 57 £39,000 +8.18% 6
Work from Home -230 49 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire -77 38 £40,000 - 7
Midlands -112 38 £42,500 +7.59% 3
North West -84 21 £52,500 +23.53% 2
West Midlands -102 20 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -61 18 £52,500 +40.00%
South West -100 15 £45,250 +19.08% 1
Scotland -92 10 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North East -42 4 £34,125 +16.67% 2
East of England -99 3 £33,000 +10.00% 4
Wales -40 2 £29,064 -22.50%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 187 (64.04%) Windows
2 160 (54.79%) Windows Server
3 130 (44.52%) VMware
4 121 (41.44%) Active Directory
5 116 (39.73%) Azure
6 94 (32.19%) Microsoft
7 76 (26.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 74 (25.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 72 (24.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 70 (23.97%) DNS
11 68 (23.29%) Microsoft 365
12 67 (22.95%) SQL
13 65 (22.26%) AWS
14 58 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (19.18%) SQL Server
16 55 (18.84%) Linux
17 53 (18.15%) Firewall
18 50 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
19 48 (16.44%) Social Skills
20 47 (16.10%) DHCP
21 43 (14.73%) LAN
22 42 (14.38%) SCCM
23 40 (13.70%) Citrix
23 40 (13.70%) DevOps
23 40 (13.70%) Serverless
24 38 (13.01%) Hyper-V
25 37 (12.67%) ITIL
26 36 (12.33%) Windows Server 2016
26 36 (12.33%) Windows Server 2019
27 35 (11.99%) C#

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 17 (5.82%) CMS
1 17 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.11%) nginx
4 10 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.08%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.05%) IIS
6 6 (2.05%) Kentico
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 116 (39.73%) Azure
2 68 (23.29%) Microsoft 365
3 65 (22.26%) AWS
4 40 (13.70%) Serverless
5 20 (6.85%) SaaS
6 18 (6.16%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (3.77%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.05%) Azure App Service
10 6 (2.05%) Azure Event Grid
10 6 (2.05%) Azure Functions
10 6 (2.05%) Azure Service Bus
10 6 (2.05%) Azure Service Fabric
10 6 (2.05%) npm
10 6 (2.05%) NuGet
11 5 (1.71%) GCP
11 5 (1.71%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (23.97%) DNS
2 53 (18.15%) Firewall
3 47 (16.10%) DHCP
4 43 (14.73%) LAN
5 35 (11.99%) SAN
6 31 (10.62%) WAN
7 24 (8.22%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (7.53%) TCP/IP
9 14 (4.79%) VPN
10 12 (4.11%) Asterisk PBX
10 12 (4.11%) NAS
10 12 (4.11%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (4.11%) WLAN
11 10 (3.42%) SMTP
11 10 (3.42%) VSAN
11 10 (3.42%) Wireless
12 7 (2.40%) Skype
13 6 (2.05%) HTTP
13 6 (2.05%) SNMP
13 6 (2.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.85%) NoSQL
2 20 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (3.08%) MySQL
5 6 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) Power BI
8 1 (0.34%) Redis
8 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.34%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 12 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.77%) Cypress.io
2 11 (3.77%) Selenium
3 2 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 48 (16.44%) Social Skills
2 18 (6.16%) Retail
3 12 (4.11%) Banking
3 12 (4.11%) Finance
4 9 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.08%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (1.71%) Law
6 5 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.37%) Front Office
7 4 (1.37%) Military
7 4 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.64%) .NET
2 32 (10.96%) GraphQL
3 28 (9.59%) Node.js
4 22 (7.53%) React
5 21 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (7.19%) HTML
6 20 (6.85%) Serverless Framework
7 17 (5.82%) ASP.NET
7 17 (5.82%) CSS
8 16 (5.48%) .NET Core
9 12 (4.11%) Web Services
10 11 (3.77%) ASP.NET Core
10 11 (3.77%) COM
10 11 (3.77%) Puppeteer
10 11 (3.77%) React Native
10 11 (3.77%) Redux
11 9 (3.08%) Next.js
12 7 (2.40%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.40%) RESTful
13 6 (2.05%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (8.22%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.16%) Virtual Team
4 10 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.42%) Replication
5 9 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.08%) Renewable Energy
6 8 (2.74%) Clustering
7 7 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.40%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.05%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.71%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.37%) PKI
10 4 (1.37%) User Experience
11 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.68%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 187 (64.04%) Windows
2 160 (54.79%) Windows Server
3 76 (26.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (18.84%) Linux
5 50 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (12.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 36 (12.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 26 (8.90%) Windows 10
8 14 (4.79%) Windows 7
8 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (4.11%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.71%) Unix
11 4 (1.37%) AIX
11 4 (1.37%) Solaris
12 2 (0.68%) CentOS
12 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Android
13 1 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (13.70%) DevOps
4 37 (12.67%) ITIL
5 27 (9.25%) Server Management
6 26 (8.90%) Full Stack Development
7 24 (8.22%) Test Automation
8 18 (6.16%) Infrastructure as Code
8 18 (6.16%) Migration
8 18 (6.16%) MVC
8 18 (6.16%) Software Engineering
9 17 (5.82%) API Integration
9 17 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (5.82%) Event-Driven
9 17 (5.82%) Microservices
10 15 (5.14%) Virtual Environments
11 14 (4.79%) Change Management
11 14 (4.79%) Project Delivery
12 13 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.95%) SQL
2 35 (11.99%) C#
3 34 (11.64%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.90%) PowerShell
5 18 (6.16%) T-SQL
6 16 (5.48%) TypeScript
7 12 (4.11%) Go
8 11 (3.77%) Ruby
9 7 (2.40%) Java
9 7 (2.40%) Python
10 6 (2.05%) Perl
10 6 (2.05%) PHP
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) C
11 1 (0.34%) Java 11
11 1 (0.34%) Java 8
11 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 28 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.19%) MCSA
3 17 (5.82%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.77%) Degree
6 10 (3.42%) MCSE
7 8 (2.74%) CCNA
7 8 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.40%) EMC Certification
9 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.37%) RHCE
11 3 (1.03%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.03%) MCTS
12 2 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.68%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.68%) MCP
13 1 (0.34%) HNC
13 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.74%) GDPR
2 5 (1.71%) SLA
3 3 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 121 (41.44%) Active Directory
2 74 (25.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (13.01%) Hyper-V
4 27 (9.25%) vSphere
5 22 (7.53%) Docker
6 12 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.68%) Firmware
10 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.68%) XenApp
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.34%) NFS
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (14.38%) SCCM
2 19 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 19 (6.51%) Terraform
3 18 (6.16%) Nagios
4 14 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (4.11%) HAProxy
6 10 (3.42%) WSUS
7 6 (2.05%) Icinga
7 6 (2.05%) SCOM
8 4 (1.37%) Ansible
8 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.37%) vRealize
9 3 (1.03%) MIIS
9 3 (1.03%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.68%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.34%) Kibana
Vendors
1 130 (44.52%) VMware
2 94 (32.19%) Microsoft
3 40 (13.70%) Citrix
4 35 (11.99%) Cisco
5 28 (9.59%) Dell
6 22 (7.53%) Oracle
7 19 (6.51%) HP
8 16 (5.48%) NetApp
8 16 (5.48%) Palo Alto
9 11 (3.77%) SolarWinds
9 11 (3.77%) Veeam
10 10 (3.42%) EMC
11 7 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.40%) Xamarin
12 6 (2.05%) IBM
12 6 (2.05%) Sun
12 6 (2.05%) Zerto
13 4 (1.37%) LogicMonitor
13 4 (1.37%) Okta
14 3 (1.03%) Brio