Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Server Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Server Management over the 6 months to 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Server Management
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 595 689
Rank change year-on-year +113 +94 +17
Permanent jobs citing Server Management 397 628 588
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 293 585 501
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.51% +15.75% -7.01%

Server Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,778 135,367 163,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.20% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 57,995 106,528 131,555
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Server Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Server Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Server Management in the UK

Server Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Server Management.

Salary trend for Server Management in the UK

Server Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Server Management over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Server Management in the UK

Server Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. 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 +122 373 £45,000 - 34
UK excluding London +109 277 £45,000 +6.51% 23
London +106 110 £68,750 +1.85% 14
North of England +98 83 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Midlands +113 64 £40,000 +6.67% 3
West Midlands +120 55 £40,000 +6.67% 2
South East +75 49 £55,000 +29.41%
North West +65 39 £45,000 +4.65% 6
East of England +101 38 £40,000 +1.91% 6
Yorkshire +98 33 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West +75 29 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Work from Home +8 16 £45,000 -33.33% 2
Scotland +79 13 £50,000 +14.94% 2
North East +32 11 £50,000 +38.89%
East Midlands +32 9 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Wales +15 4 £40,500 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT jobs citing Server Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Server Management.

1 231 (58.19%) Windows
2 190 (47.86%) Microsoft
3 183 (46.10%) Windows Server
4 149 (37.53%) Active Directory
5 142 (35.77%) VMware
6 130 (32.75%) Hyper-V
7 114 (28.72%) PowerShell
8 112 (28.21%) Firewall
9 107 (26.95%) Linux
10 106 (26.70%) Office 365
11 105 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 99 (24.94%) DNS
13 98 (24.69%) Citrix
14 95 (23.93%) Azure
15 93 (23.43%) DHCP
16 91 (22.92%) SQL
17 88 (22.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 85 (21.41%) SQL Server
19 84 (21.16%) Problem-Solving
20 73 (18.39%) Windows Server 2016
21 72 (18.14%) Cisco
21 72 (18.14%) SCCM
22 67 (16.88%) AWS
23 66 (16.62%) PHP
24 63 (15.87%) Finance
25 62 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
25 62 (15.62%) Data Centre
26 60 (15.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
27 59 (14.86%) VPN
28 58 (14.61%) ITIL

Server Management
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 54 (13.60%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.81%) Apache
3 29 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (6.80%) SharePoint
5 24 (6.05%) IIS
6 22 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (5.29%) WordPress
8 17 (4.28%) Tomcat
9 16 (4.03%) Confluence
10 12 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (2.77%) nginx
12 10 (2.52%) Skype for Business
13 7 (1.76%) CMS
14 6 (1.51%) Drupal
15 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
17 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
17 1 (0.25%) Kentico
Applications
1 44 (11.08%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.01%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.50%) Shopify
3 1 (0.25%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 106 (26.70%) Office 365
2 95 (23.93%) Azure
3 67 (16.88%) AWS
4 27 (6.80%) Serverless
5 25 (6.30%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (5.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (5.54%) Amazon S3
7 22 (5.54%) GitHub
8 20 (5.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 19 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (4.79%) SaaS
10 16 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (3.27%) IaaS
12 8 (2.02%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 6 (1.51%) GCP
14 5 (1.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (1.26%) OpenShift
14 5 (1.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 112 (28.21%) Firewall
2 99 (24.94%) DNS
3 93 (23.43%) DHCP
4 59 (14.86%) VPN
5 50 (12.59%) TCP/IP
6 36 (9.07%) Wireless
7 31 (7.81%) iSCSI
8 29 (7.30%) VLAN
9 28 (7.05%) LAN
9 28 (7.05%) SAN
10 25 (6.30%) VoIP
11 21 (5.29%) Internet
11 21 (5.29%) WAN
12 20 (5.04%) Network Security
13 11 (2.77%) MPLS
14 10 (2.52%) NAS
15 9 (2.27%) NetScaler
16 8 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (2.02%) Skype
16 8 (2.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (21.41%) SQL Server
2 55 (13.85%) MySQL
3 22 (5.54%) MS Access
4 18 (4.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.76%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.51%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.26%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.76%) Power BI
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.50%) Redis
12 2 (0.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 44 (11.08%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.05%) JIRA
3 22 (5.54%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.53%) Vagrant
5 10 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.27%) gulp
7 8 (2.02%) Bitbucket Server
8 7 (1.76%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.51%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.51%) webpack
10 5 (1.26%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.26%) Metasploit
10 5 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.01%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.01%) ProC
12 3 (0.76%) MSI
12 3 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.76%) Subversion
13 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.50%) Xdebug
General
1 63 (15.87%) Finance
2 16 (4.03%) Banking
3 15 (3.78%) Games
4 12 (3.02%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.76%) Law
7 3 (0.76%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (14.36%) Developer
3 50 (12.59%) Analyst
4 48 (12.09%) IT Engineer
5 40 (10.08%) Support Analyst
6 36 (9.07%) Infrastructure Support
7 35 (8.82%) IT Support
8 32 (8.06%) Support Engineer
9 25 (6.30%) Server Engineer
10 24 (6.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (5.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (5.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 21 (5.29%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (5.29%) PHP Developer
13 20 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 19 (4.79%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.79%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.82%) HTML
2 31 (7.81%) CSS
3 29 (7.30%) .NET
4 17 (4.28%) LAMP
5 15 (3.78%) Sass
6 12 (3.02%) jQuery
7 11 (2.77%) Laravel
7 11 (2.77%) WSH
8 10 (2.52%) Symfony
9 8 (2.02%) HTML5
9 8 (2.02%) Web Services
10 7 (1.76%) CSS3
10 7 (1.76%) Node.js
11 6 (1.51%) LEMP Stack
12 5 (1.26%) SOAP
13 4 (1.01%) LDAP
13 4 (1.01%) REST
13 4 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (1.01%) XML
14 3 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.62%) Data Centre
2 49 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.05%) User Experience
4 26 (6.55%) Enterprise Storage
5 25 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.79%) PKI
7 18 (4.53%) Driving Licence
8 16 (4.03%) Hedge funds
9 14 (3.53%) Clustering
10 11 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (2.02%) Life Science
11 8 (2.02%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.76%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.51%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.26%) CESG
15 4 (1.01%) Reinsurance
15 4 (1.01%) Social Network
16 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 231 (58.19%) Windows
2 183 (46.10%) Windows Server
3 107 (26.95%) Linux
4 73 (18.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 62 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (8.56%) Windows 10
8 28 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.79%) Windows Server 2019
10 21 (5.29%) CentOS
11 18 (4.53%) Unix
12 14 (3.53%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.26%) CoreOS
14 5 (1.26%) Kali Linux
15 4 (1.01%) Android
15 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.76%) Debian
17 2 (0.50%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 84 (21.16%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (14.61%) ITIL
4 57 (14.36%) DevOps
4 57 (14.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (11.08%) Configuration Management
6 41 (10.33%) Storage Management
7 40 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (9.82%) Line Management
8 39 (9.82%) Migration
9 38 (9.57%) Problem Management
10 37 (9.32%) Change Management
11 33 (8.31%) Information Security
12 32 (8.06%) Patch Management
13 30 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (7.30%) Release Management
14 29 (7.30%) Time Management
15 28 (7.05%) Decision-Making
16 27 (6.80%) Computer Science
17 26 (6.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 114 (28.72%) PowerShell
2 91 (22.92%) SQL
3 66 (16.62%) PHP
4 47 (11.84%) Python
5 37 (9.32%) JavaScript
6 26 (6.55%) Bash Shell
7 24 (6.05%) T-SQL
8 22 (5.54%) Java
8 22 (5.54%) VB
8 22 (5.54%) VBA
9 17 (4.28%) C
10 13 (3.27%) Perl
10 13 (3.27%) Ruby
11 12 (3.02%) VBScript
12 7 (1.76%) C++
12 7 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.50%) C#
15 2 (0.50%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 39 (9.82%) Degree
1 39 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.56%) MCSE
4 25 (6.30%) CCNA
5 23 (5.79%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.78%) AWS Certification
7 13 (3.27%) CCSP
8 11 (2.77%) MCITP
9 10 (2.52%) CWNA
9 10 (2.52%) MCT
10 9 (2.27%) MCP
10 9 (2.27%) MCTS
11 8 (2.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (2.02%) CISSP
12 6 (1.51%) CCNP
12 6 (1.51%) MCSA
12 6 (1.51%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (6.05%) BS25999
2 24 (6.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 23 (5.79%) SLA
4 20 (5.04%) GDPR
5 4 (1.01%) NIST
6 3 (0.76%) QA
7 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 149 (37.53%) Active Directory
2 130 (32.75%) Hyper-V
3 105 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (10.08%) XenApp
5 28 (7.05%) XenDesktop
6 26 (6.55%) vSphere
7 24 (6.05%) BitLocker
7 24 (6.05%) NFS
8 23 (5.79%) Docker
9 15 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.76%) Firmware
14 5 (1.26%) GlusterFS
14 5 (1.26%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.50%) iptables
15 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 72 (18.14%) SCCM
2 50 (12.59%) SCOM
3 37 (9.32%) WSUS
4 30 (7.56%) Backup Exec
5 28 (7.05%) Puppet
6 27 (6.80%) Terraform
7 24 (6.05%) Ansible
8 23 (5.79%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (5.79%) NetBackup
8 23 (5.79%) SCVMM
9 19 (4.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (4.53%) Kubernetes
11 15 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (3.02%) PowerCLI
13 10 (2.52%) cPanel
14 6 (1.51%) Nagios
15 5 (1.26%) Nessus
15 5 (1.26%) OSSEC
15 5 (1.26%) Packer
15 5 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 190 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 142 (35.77%) VMware
3 98 (24.69%) Citrix
4 72 (18.14%) Cisco
5 57 (14.36%) HP
6 33 (8.31%) Veeam
7 28 (7.05%) Sophos
8 24 (6.05%) EMC
8 24 (6.05%) Symantec
9 20 (5.04%) Juniper
10 19 (4.79%) Oracle
10 19 (4.79%) SonicWALL
11 16 (4.03%) Dell
12 14 (3.53%) Palo Alto
12 14 (3.53%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.52%) Zerto
14 7 (1.76%) Arista
14 7 (1.76%) Bloomberg
14 7 (1.76%) Emulex
14 7 (1.76%) New Relic