Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Server Management
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 618 570 616
Rank change year-on-year -48 +46 +9
Permanent jobs citing Server Management 234 489 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 187 387 491
10th Percentile £30,450 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,525 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £63,125 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £76,750 £72,387 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +13.33%

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 76,303 104,589 137,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.46% 92.13% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58,806 83,983 109,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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 -67 210 £50,000 +11.11% 64
UK excluding London -64 149 £43,500 +1.16% 53
London +59 70 £65,000 +18.18% 15
Midlands +16 50 £36,500 -18.89% 10
North of England -30 37 £47,500 +5.56% 19
West Midlands +18 36 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Work from Home -88 34 £50,000 +25.00% 14
North West 0 26 £50,000 +11.11% 14
South East +49 23 £46,000 +22.67% 8
South West -2 18 £39,000 -8.24% 7
East Midlands +17 13 £36,500 -33.64% 4
East of England +3 11 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -14 8 £32,932 -14.46% 2
Scotland -3 7 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Wales +26 3 £35,000 -33.33% 3
North East +6 3 £50,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 166 (70.94%) Windows
2 126 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 122 (52.14%) Microsoft
4 110 (47.01%) Active Directory
5 96 (41.03%) Azure
6 91 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
7 90 (38.46%) VMware
8 76 (32.48%) Firewall
9 74 (31.62%) DNS
9 74 (31.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 67 (28.63%) PowerShell
11 58 (24.79%) AWS
11 58 (24.79%) Linux
12 55 (23.50%) DHCP
13 53 (22.65%) Hyper-V
14 48 (20.51%) SQL
15 45 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 43 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
17 42 (17.95%) SCCM
18 38 (16.24%) DevOps
18 38 (16.24%) Data Centre
19 36 (15.38%) SAN
20 34 (14.53%) ITIL
20 34 (14.53%) SQL Server
21 32 (13.68%) MySQL
22 31 (13.25%) PHP
23 30 (12.82%) SharePoint
23 30 (12.82%) Citrix
24 29 (12.39%) JavaScript

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 30 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 26 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 24 (10.26%) IIS
4 13 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.56%) nginx
5 9 (3.85%) Confluence
6 8 (3.42%) WordPress
7 7 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.99%) CloudStack
7 7 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.99%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.14%) Apache
9 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.71%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.28%) CMS
10 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.43%) SAS
12 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.56%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Shopify
2 3 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.85%) Workfront
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.43%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 96 (41.03%) Azure
2 91 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
3 58 (24.79%) AWS
4 21 (8.97%) SaaS
5 18 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (7.69%) IaaS
6 15 (6.41%) PaaS
7 13 (5.56%) Serverless
8 12 (5.13%) Google Workspace
9 11 (4.70%) OneDrive
10 10 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (4.27%) GCP
11 8 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (3.42%) Datadog
11 8 (3.42%) OpenShift
12 7 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (2.99%) Amazon EKS
12 7 (2.99%) Amazon S3
12 7 (2.99%) npm
12 7 (2.99%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 76 (32.48%) Firewall
2 74 (31.62%) DNS
3 55 (23.50%) DHCP
4 36 (15.38%) SAN
5 25 (10.68%) LAN
5 25 (10.68%) TCP/IP
5 25 (10.68%) VPN
6 23 (9.83%) WAN
7 21 (8.97%) VLAN
8 16 (6.84%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (5.56%) iSCSI
10 11 (4.70%) VoIP
11 10 (4.27%) NAS
11 10 (4.27%) SSL
12 9 (3.85%) FTP
13 6 (2.56%) Wireless
14 4 (1.71%) HTTP
14 4 (1.71%) HTTPS
14 4 (1.71%) MPLS
14 4 (1.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.68%) MySQL
3 12 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.27%) MariaDB
5 8 (3.42%) Redis
6 7 (2.99%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.99%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.85%) Power BI
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Ignite
11 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.43%) MS Access
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.97%) Git (software)
1 21 (8.97%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.13%) JIRA
3 9 (3.85%) Maven
4 8 (3.42%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.99%) GitLab
5 7 (2.99%) Gradle
6 5 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.85%) Subversion
9 1 (0.43%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.43%) JUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.43%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.43%) Xdebug
General
1 27 (11.54%) Finance
2 13 (5.56%) Digital Economy
3 12 (5.13%) Marketing
4 7 (2.99%) Publishing
5 6 (2.56%) Legal
5 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.14%) Retail
7 4 (1.71%) Advertising
7 4 (1.71%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.28%) Games
8 3 (1.28%) Law
8 3 (1.28%) Local Government
9 2 (0.85%) Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 43 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (17.09%) Analyst
3 32 (13.68%) Administrator
4 30 (12.82%) Developer
5 25 (10.68%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (8.97%) Support Analyst
7 20 (8.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 19 (8.12%) Infrastructure Support
9 17 (7.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (6.84%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (6.84%) Server Engineer
11 15 (6.41%) IT Engineer
12 14 (5.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 11 (4.70%) Support Engineer
14 10 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
15 9 (3.85%) IT Support
15 9 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.11%) HTML
2 23 (9.83%) CSS
3 18 (7.69%) Node.js
4 14 (5.98%) React
5 13 (5.56%) .NET
5 13 (5.56%) jQuery
6 12 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.13%) LEMP Stack
7 9 (3.85%) HTML5
8 8 (3.42%) Sass
8 8 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.99%) Laravel
9 7 (2.99%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.14%) LAMP
11 5 (2.14%) OAuth2
11 5 (2.14%) Play Framework
11 5 (2.14%) Spring
11 5 (2.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.98%) Enterprise Storage
3 11 (4.70%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.70%) Replication
4 10 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.42%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.42%) Social Media
6 7 (2.99%) Clustering
6 7 (2.99%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.56%) Animation
7 6 (2.56%) PKI
7 6 (2.56%) Podcast
8 5 (2.14%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.71%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 166 (70.94%) Windows
2 126 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 58 (24.79%) Linux
4 20 (8.55%) Windows 10
5 18 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (6.84%) Unix
6 16 (6.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.42%) CentOS
10 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (2.99%) Android
12 6 (2.56%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.56%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.28%) Debian
13 3 (1.28%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.85%) FreeNAS
15 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (18.38%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (16.24%) DevOps
4 34 (14.53%) ITIL
5 26 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 23 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (9.40%) Infrastructure as Code
7 22 (9.40%) Storage Management
8 21 (8.97%) Change Management
9 19 (8.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 16 (6.84%) Process Improvement
11 16 (6.84%) Server Building
12 15 (6.41%) Patch Management
13 14 (5.98%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (5.98%) Problem Management
14 13 (5.56%) Migration
15 12 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (4.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.63%) PowerShell
2 48 (20.51%) SQL
3 31 (13.25%) PHP
4 29 (12.39%) JavaScript
5 24 (10.26%) Python
6 20 (8.55%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.56%) C#
8 11 (4.70%) Java
8 11 (4.70%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.14%) Ruby
10 5 (2.14%) Scala
11 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.28%) VB
11 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.28%) VBScript
12 2 (0.85%) C
12 2 (0.85%) Perl
12 2 (0.85%) Tcl
13 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (9.40%) MCSE
3 15 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.98%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.85%) MCSA
6 7 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.99%) MCITP
7 6 (2.56%) DBS Check
7 6 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.14%) MCTS
9 4 (1.71%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.71%) Degree
9 4 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.28%) CCNA
10 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.85%) MCP
11 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.40%) GDPR
2 18 (7.69%) SLA
3 8 (3.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (3.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) DICOM
System Software
1 110 (47.01%) Active Directory
2 74 (31.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (22.65%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.84%) NFS
4 16 (6.84%) XenApp
5 14 (5.98%) BitLocker
5 14 (5.98%) XenDesktop
6 12 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.27%) vSphere
8 8 (3.42%) Docker
8 8 (3.42%) Shibboleth
9 6 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.71%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.28%) VirtualBox
12 3 (1.28%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.85%) KVM
13 2 (0.85%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 42 (17.95%) SCCM
2 22 (9.40%) Puppet
3 21 (8.97%) Ansible
4 20 (8.55%) WSUS
5 18 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (7.26%) SCOM
7 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (5.56%) Backup Exec
8 13 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (4.27%) Terraform
10 8 (3.42%) Kubernetes
10 8 (3.42%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (3.42%) SCVMM
10 8 (3.42%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.99%) Prometheus
12 5 (2.14%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.71%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 122 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 90 (38.46%) VMware
3 30 (12.82%) Citrix
4 25 (10.68%) Sophos
5 18 (7.69%) Veeam
6 15 (6.41%) Google
7 13 (5.56%) HP
8 10 (4.27%) Cisco
8 10 (4.27%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.27%) SolarWinds
9 8 (3.42%) Apple
9 8 (3.42%) Dell
9 8 (3.42%) McAfee
10 6 (2.56%) TOWER Software
10 6 (2.56%) WooCommerce
11 5 (2.14%) EMC
11 5 (2.14%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.14%) Symantec
12 4 (1.71%) Acronis
12 4 (1.71%) IBM