Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 712 628 614
Rank change year-on-year -84 -14 -125
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 532 625 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 486 547 801
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,700 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% +1.35% +2.78%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -70 503 £45,000 +5.88% 54
UK excluding London -17 349 £38,000 +1.33% 39
London -101 172 £50,000 +5.26% 15
South East +35 139 £45,000 +36.36% 8
North of England -24 63 £37,000 -1.33% 17
East of England -28 63 £52,500 +23.53% 6
Midlands +2 43 £37,500 - 3
Yorkshire +24 31 £37,000 +16.54% 5
North West -35 31 £27,500 -35.29% 11
East Midlands +9 25 £38,659 -3.35% 3
South West -13 22 £32,000 -1.54% 5
Scotland -24 18 £42,500 +41.67%
West Midlands -13 17 £36,250 +3.57%
Isle of Man - 1 - -
North East - 1 £26,500 - 1

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 426 (80.08%) Windows
2 355 (66.73%) Windows Server
3 295 (55.45%) VMware
4 256 (48.12%) Microsoft
5 237 (44.55%) Active Directory
6 168 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 166 (31.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 138 (25.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 131 (24.62%) Hyper-V
10 129 (24.25%) Office 365
11 123 (23.12%) PowerShell
12 118 (22.18%) SCCM
13 108 (20.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 106 (19.92%) Finance
15 102 (19.17%) DNS
16 97 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
17 94 (17.67%) SQL Server
18 93 (17.48%) Linux
19 92 (17.29%) Firewall
20 91 (17.11%) MS Exchange
21 88 (16.54%) ITIL
22 87 (16.35%) Data Centre
23 86 (16.17%) Cisco
24 78 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
24 78 (14.66%) SCOM
25 77 (14.47%) Citrix
26 68 (12.78%) DHCP
27 63 (11.84%) SQL
28 60 (11.28%) TCP/IP
29 59 (11.09%) SAN

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 91 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 55 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (6.20%) Apache
5 28 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (4.89%) Skype for Business
7 23 (4.32%) IIS
8 20 (3.76%) WebLogic
9 18 (3.38%) Tomcat
10 16 (3.01%) JBoss
10 16 (3.01%) WebSphere
11 13 (2.44%) Apache Spark
11 13 (2.44%) CMS
12 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (2.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 11 (2.07%) SharePoint
14 8 (1.50%) nginx
15 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 129 (24.25%) Office 365
2 97 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.08%) SaaS
5 12 (2.26%) IaaS
6 9 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.13%) PaaS
8 5 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.75%) Serverless
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 102 (19.17%) DNS
2 92 (17.29%) Firewall
3 68 (12.78%) DHCP
4 60 (11.28%) TCP/IP
5 59 (11.09%) SAN
6 41 (7.71%) LAN
7 34 (6.39%) WAN
8 25 (4.70%) Network Security
9 23 (4.32%) NAS
9 23 (4.32%) Skype
10 18 (3.38%) Wireless
11 17 (3.20%) VLAN
12 14 (2.63%) HTTP
13 10 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.88%) VoIP
14 8 (1.50%) Internet
14 8 (1.50%) VPN
15 6 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.13%) NetScaler
16 5 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.20%) MySQL
2 17 (3.20%) NoSQL
3 16 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (2.26%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (0.56%) VLDB
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.19%) Big Data
11 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.19%) Redis
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.69%) JIRA
3 6 (1.13%) MSI
4 4 (0.75%) Subversion
5 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) TestNG
6 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (19.92%) Finance
2 27 (5.08%) Banking
3 18 (3.38%) Retail
4 15 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.63%) Games
6 13 (2.44%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.26%) Legal
8 11 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.69%) Marketing
10 8 (1.50%) Local Government
11 7 (1.32%) Electronics
12 5 (0.94%) Military
13 4 (0.75%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.75%) Front Office
14 3 (0.56%) Back Office
15 2 (0.38%) French Language
15 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.38%) Law
16 1 (0.19%) Publishing
16 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.08%) .NET
2 26 (4.89%) Web Services
3 25 (4.70%) J2EE
4 19 (3.57%) Middleware
5 17 (3.20%) Spring
5 17 (3.20%) Struts
6 15 (2.82%) LDAP
6 15 (2.82%) Spring MVC
7 12 (2.26%) LAMP
8 8 (1.50%) EJB
9 7 (1.32%) REST
9 7 (1.32%) RESTful
10 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.75%) HTML
10 4 (0.75%) Node.js
10 4 (0.75%) OAuth
11 3 (0.56%) jQuery
11 3 (0.56%) Laravel
11 3 (0.56%) SOAP
12 2 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.51%) Clustering
3 23 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.38%) Driving Licence
5 16 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.26%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.88%) NHS
8 8 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (1.50%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (1.50%) Replication
8 8 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.32%) EMC VNX
9 7 (1.32%) iSeries
9 7 (1.32%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.94%) PKI
12 3 (0.56%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 426 (80.08%) Windows
2 355 (66.73%) Windows Server
3 168 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 138 (25.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (17.48%) Linux
6 34 (6.39%) Windows 7
7 32 (6.02%) Windows 10
8 28 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (3.38%) Unix
11 10 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.75%) CentOS
15 4 (0.75%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.56%) Android
17 2 (0.38%) Debian
17 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.54%) ITIL
2 55 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (9.59%) Software Engineering
4 34 (6.39%) Project Management
5 33 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (6.02%) Server Building
7 30 (5.64%) DevOps
8 29 (5.45%) Test Automation
9 25 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (4.70%) Load Balancing
10 24 (4.51%) Configuration Management
10 24 (4.51%) Infrastructure Management
10 24 (4.51%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.32%) Migration
12 22 (4.14%) Customer Requirements
12 22 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (4.14%) Process Improvement
13 21 (3.95%) High Availability
13 21 (3.95%) Problem Management
14 19 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.12%) PowerShell
2 63 (11.84%) SQL
3 32 (6.02%) Java
4 26 (4.89%) C#
5 25 (4.70%) Python
6 20 (3.76%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.20%) Perl
8 15 (2.82%) C++
9 9 (1.69%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 6 (1.13%) VBScript
12 5 (0.94%) PHP
13 2 (0.38%) C
13 2 (0.38%) Java 8
13 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.19%) Haskell
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.19%) VB
14 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (20.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (10.53%) MCSE
3 53 (9.96%) MCSA
4 42 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 41 (7.71%) MCITP
6 40 (7.52%) Degree
6 40 (7.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (6.02%) MCP
8 30 (5.64%) SC Cleared
9 25 (4.70%) CCNA
9 25 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (4.32%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.69%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.50%) Server+ Certification
13 5 (0.94%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.94%) VCP6
14 4 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.70%) SLA
2 22 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.56%) GDPR
5 3 (0.56%) QA
6 2 (0.38%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 237 (44.55%) Active Directory
2 166 (31.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (24.62%) Hyper-V
4 49 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (6.95%) XenApp
6 36 (6.77%) vSphere
7 23 (4.32%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.20%) Docker
9 14 (2.63%) Xen
10 12 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.50%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.94%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.56%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.38%) Firmware
15 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 118 (22.18%) SCCM
2 78 (14.66%) SCOM
3 34 (6.39%) Puppet
4 24 (4.51%) vCenter Server
5 16 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 16 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.63%) Ansible
7 11 (2.07%) WSUS
8 8 (1.50%) Nagios
8 8 (1.50%) Terraform
9 7 (1.32%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.75%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.75%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 295 (55.45%) VMware
2 256 (48.12%) Microsoft
3 86 (16.17%) Cisco
4 77 (14.47%) Citrix
5 43 (8.08%) Red Hat
6 37 (6.95%) HP
7 31 (5.83%) Oracle
8 30 (5.64%) NetApp
9 24 (4.51%) Veeam
10 23 (4.32%) EMC
11 22 (4.14%) Dell
12 19 (3.57%) Sophos
13 15 (2.82%) IBM
14 14 (2.63%) Apple
14 14 (2.63%) SonicWALL
15 13 (2.44%) EqualLogic
16 11 (2.07%) Meraki
16 11 (2.07%) Veritas
17 10 (1.88%) Sun
18 9 (1.69%) Dell Compellent