The median annual salary for a Server Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 553 509
Rank change year-on-year -4 -44  
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Engineer 319 429 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.45% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 294 378 461
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,800 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

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 81753 94897 106080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.23% 96.39% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 79728 86937
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 308 £41,500 +3.75% 29
London +4 154 £45,000 -3.22% 8
South East +14 58 £37,500 -1.96% 5
East of England +25 32 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Yorkshire -7 21 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Surrey +29 19 £40,000 +2.56%
City of London +19 16 £50,000 - 5
North West -23 16 £40,250 +3.20% 5
West Midlands +12 13 £37,500 +15.38%
Essex +9 13 £50,000 - 2
East Yorkshire 0 13 £26,000 -
Hull -1 13 £26,000 -
Hampshire +27 10 £37,500 -7.40% 1
Kent +23 10 £30,000 -29.41%
Hertfordshire +13 10 £41,250 -2.94%
South West 0 9 £31,500 -10.00% 6
Colchester -6 8 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham +13 7 £37,500 +33.92%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £37,500 +2.73% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £41,500 +3.75%
Berkshire +1 7 £43,750 +14.37%
Cambridge -1 7 £41,500 +3.75%
Leatherhead - 7 £47,500 -
Wiltshire +13 6 £38,000 +2.70% 1
Croydon +9 6 £23,500 -7.84%
Watford +2 6 £55,000 +17.02%
Brighton +21 5 £25,000 - 1
East Sussex +14 5 £25,000 -19.35% 1
East Midlands +11 5 £55,000 +98.19%
Reading +11 5 £52,500 -8.69%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 513 (81.69%) Windows
2 426 (67.83%) Windows Server
3 350 (55.73%) VMware
4 345 (54.94%) Active Directory
5 336 (53.50%) Microsoft
6 243 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 227 (36.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 222 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 183 (29.14%) Hyper-V
10 177 (28.18%) MS Exchange
11 157 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 155 (24.68%) Cisco
12 155 (24.68%) Office 365
13 132 (21.02%) SQL Server
14 130 (20.70%) DNS
15 125 (19.90%) Linux
16 124 (19.75%) MCSE
17 121 (19.27%) ITIL
18 119 (18.95%) Citrix
19 112 (17.83%) DHCP
20 107 (17.04%) Firewall
21 105 (16.72%) PowerShell
22 102 (16.24%) SCCM
22 102 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
23 100 (15.92%) SAN
24 95 (15.13%) HP
24 95 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
25 92 (14.65%) VMware ESXi
26 88 (14.01%) Data Centre
27 84 (13.38%) Finance

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
1 177 (28.18%) MS Exchange
2 73 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 54 (8.60%) IIS
5 51 (8.12%) SharePoint
6 31 (4.94%) Skype for Business
7 23 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.07%) Apache
9 13 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.27%) JBoss
12 8 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.96%) Confluence
14 5 (0.80%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.80%) SAS
15 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Exstream
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 155 (24.68%) Office 365
2 95 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (1.11%) PaaS
6 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.96%) SaaS
7 5 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.64%) IaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 130 (20.70%) DNS
2 112 (17.83%) DHCP
3 107 (17.04%) Firewall
4 100 (15.92%) SAN
5 79 (12.58%) TCP/IP
6 64 (10.19%) LAN
7 58 (9.24%) VPN
8 50 (7.96%) VLAN
9 41 (6.53%) WAN
10 32 (5.10%) Wireless
11 27 (4.30%) Internet
12 19 (3.03%) MPLS
13 17 (2.71%) NAS
14 16 (2.55%) VoIP
14 16 (2.55%) WebEx
15 15 (2.39%) Skype
16 13 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.07%) iSCSI
17 10 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
18 8 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (3.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 24 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (2.55%) MySQL
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.64%) Redis
10 2 (0.32%) Big Data
10 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.11%) JIRA
2 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (13.38%) Finance
2 24 (3.82%) Banking
3 20 (3.18%) Retail
4 17 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.96%) Law
6 5 (0.80%) Games
7 4 (0.64%) Electronics
7 4 (0.64%) Local Government
7 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Legal
8 3 (0.48%) Marketing
9 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.98%) Software Packaging
2 24 (3.82%) Middleware
3 13 (2.07%) Web Services
4 10 (1.59%) .NET
5 9 (1.43%) AngularJS
5 9 (1.43%) Node.js
5 9 (1.43%) Spring
6 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.96%) J2EE
6 6 (0.96%) React
7 5 (0.80%) Serverless Framework
7 5 (0.80%) Spring MVC
7 5 (0.80%) Struts
8 4 (0.64%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.48%) LAMP
10 2 (0.32%) WinForms
11 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.16%) COM
11 1 (0.16%) HTML
11 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.05%) Hedge funds
3 31 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.78%) Driving Licence
5 26 (4.14%) Blackberry
6 22 (3.50%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.34%) Replication
8 18 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.87%) iPad
9 13 (2.07%) Clustering
10 9 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.43%) PKI
10 9 (1.43%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.80%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.80%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 513 (81.69%) Windows
2 426 (67.83%) Windows Server
3 243 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 227 (36.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (19.90%) Linux
6 102 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (11.62%) Windows 7
8 38 (6.05%) Windows 10
9 29 (4.62%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.34%) Windows XP
12 15 (2.39%) Windows Vista
13 13 (2.07%) CentOS
14 10 (1.59%) Unix
15 9 (1.43%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.27%) Solaris
17 6 (0.96%) Debian
17 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (19.27%) ITIL
2 60 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 50 (7.96%) Migration
4 28 (4.46%) DevOps
4 28 (4.46%) Information Security
5 25 (3.98%) Incident Management
5 25 (3.98%) Service Management
5 25 (3.98%) Task Automation
5 25 (3.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 22 (3.50%) Mentoring
7 21 (3.34%) E-Commerce
8 19 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (3.03%) Problem Management
9 18 (2.87%) Project Management
10 17 (2.71%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (2.55%) Application Packaging
11 16 (2.55%) Capacity Management
11 16 (2.55%) Change Management
12 15 (2.39%) Release Management
13 14 (2.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 105 (16.72%) PowerShell
2 80 (12.74%) SQL
3 22 (3.50%) Java
4 13 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.91%) Perl
6 11 (1.75%) Python
7 10 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.43%) C#
8 9 (1.43%) VBA
9 8 (1.27%) Ruby
10 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.96%) VB
12 5 (0.80%) C
12 5 (0.80%) C++
12 5 (0.80%) Go
13 4 (0.64%) VBScript
14 2 (0.32%) PHP
14 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.16%) Haskell
15 1 (0.16%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 157 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (19.75%) MCSE
3 70 (11.15%) Degree
3 70 (11.15%) MCSA
4 56 (8.92%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (7.96%) CCNA
6 40 (6.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (6.05%) MCP
8 25 (3.98%) CCNP
9 24 (3.82%) MCITP
10 21 (3.34%) DBS Check
11 16 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (2.55%) SC Cleared
11 16 (2.55%) Security Cleared
12 11 (1.75%) GNVQ
12 11 (1.75%) HND
13 9 (1.43%) CCA
13 9 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.80%) NCDA
15 3 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.85%) SLA
2 7 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 345 (54.94%) Active Directory
2 222 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (29.14%) Hyper-V
4 92 (14.65%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (9.87%) vSphere
6 46 (7.32%) XenApp
7 32 (5.10%) XenDesktop
8 27 (4.30%) VMware Workstation
9 25 (3.98%) VMware Server
10 16 (2.55%) XenServer
11 14 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.27%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.11%) Docker
15 6 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.80%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.80%) Xen
17 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 3 (0.48%) NFS
19 2 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 102 (16.24%) SCCM
2 54 (8.60%) SCOM
3 39 (6.21%) Backup Exec
4 21 (3.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 19 (3.03%) SCOrch
6 16 (2.55%) DameWare
6 16 (2.55%) Perfmon
7 14 (2.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 13 (2.07%) Puppet
9 12 (1.91%) SCVMM
10 11 (1.75%) OpenView
11 10 (1.59%) Ansible
12 8 (1.27%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.27%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.64%) cPanel
Vendors
1 350 (55.73%) VMware
2 336 (53.50%) Microsoft
3 155 (24.68%) Cisco
4 119 (18.95%) Citrix
5 95 (15.13%) HP
6 50 (7.96%) NetApp
7 40 (6.37%) Dell
8 39 (6.21%) Red Hat
8 39 (6.21%) Symantec
9 33 (5.25%) Veeam
10 26 (4.14%) Avaya
11 24 (3.82%) EMC
12 23 (3.66%) McAfee
13 22 (3.50%) Oracle
14 19 (3.03%) WatchGuard
15 16 (2.55%) Draytek
15 16 (2.55%) SolarWinds
16 15 (2.39%) IBM
16 15 (2.39%) Meraki
17 14 (2.23%) SonicWALL
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liss, Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £27k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £26000 per annum + company vehicle
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + great company
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + 30 days holiday + gym
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago