Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Server Management
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 592 684
Rank change year-on-year +13 +92 -114
Permanent jobs citing Server Management 174 470 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 164 393 440
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,617
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.86% -0.85%
10th Percentile £31,972 £30,000 £28,700
90th Percentile £63,750 £72,312 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 58,434 114,673 138,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,177 91,807 111,051
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,832
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,736 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.63% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +19 160 £45,000 - 39
UK excluding London +7 110 £39,000 -2.50% 38
London +140 58 £55,000 - 4
Midlands +60 31 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Work from Home -40 26 £45,000 +24.14% 5
South East +113 24 £46,000 +22.67% 3
North of England +7 22 £45,000 - 14
South West +74 19 £39,000 +19.08% 7
West Midlands +54 16 £45,000 +28.57% 6
East Midlands +60 14 £36,500 -39.17% 3
North West +30 14 £45,000 - 8
East of England +59 6 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Scotland +35 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 5 £32,364 -19.09% 4
Wales +38 3 £37,500 +9.49% 2
North East +17 3 £50,000 -30.86% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 128 (73.56%) Windows
2 95 (54.60%) Windows Server
3 92 (52.87%) Microsoft
4 83 (47.70%) Active Directory
5 80 (45.98%) VMware
6 66 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 59 (33.91%) Azure
8 54 (31.03%) DNS
9 52 (29.89%) PowerShell
10 50 (28.74%) Hyper-V
11 48 (27.59%) Linux
12 45 (25.86%) Firewall
13 44 (25.29%) DHCP
14 42 (24.14%) Office 365
15 38 (21.84%) Data Centre
16 37 (21.26%) SAN
16 37 (21.26%) SQL
17 35 (20.11%) ITIL
18 34 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
20 31 (17.82%) SQL Server
21 27 (15.52%) SCCM
22 26 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
23 25 (14.37%) DevOps
23 25 (14.37%) AWS
23 25 (14.37%) MCSE
24 24 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
25 23 (13.22%) Storage Management
26 22 (12.64%) Citrix
26 22 (12.64%) PHP

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 20 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.47%) IIS
3 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.32%) WordPress
4 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.02%) Apache
6 5 (2.87%) Confluence
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.15%) nginx
8 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Shopify
2 2 (1.15%) SystmOne
2 2 (1.15%) Workfront
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (33.91%) Azure
2 42 (24.14%) Office 365
3 25 (14.37%) AWS
4 16 (9.20%) IaaS
5 11 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.60%) G Suite
7 7 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.02%) GitHub
8 6 (3.45%) PaaS
9 4 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.30%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.30%) GCP
10 3 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.72%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.72%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.72%) SaaS
10 3 (1.72%) Serverless
11 2 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (31.03%) DNS
2 45 (25.86%) Firewall
3 44 (25.29%) DHCP
4 37 (21.26%) SAN
5 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
6 19 (10.92%) VPN
7 17 (9.77%) LAN
8 16 (9.20%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (8.05%) WAN
10 12 (6.90%) VLAN
11 10 (5.75%) iSCSI
12 9 (5.17%) NAS
13 8 (4.60%) FTP
14 6 (3.45%) HTTP
15 4 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (2.30%) NetScaler
15 4 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (2.30%) VoIP
15 4 (2.30%) WLAN
16 3 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.45%) MySQL
4 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.72%) Power BI
7 2 (1.15%) Big Data
7 2 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.32%) JIRA
3 10 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.57%) Maven
6 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.57%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.57%) Xdebug
General
1 9 (5.17%) Marketing
2 7 (4.02%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Retail
3 6 (3.45%) Digital Economy
3 6 (3.45%) Legal
3 6 (3.45%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.45%) Publishing
4 5 (2.87%) Banking
5 4 (2.30%) Local Government
6 3 (1.72%) Games
6 3 (1.72%) Law
6 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.15%) Advertising
7 2 (1.15%) Police
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (21.84%) Analyst
2 31 (17.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (15.52%) Administrator
4 23 (13.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 22 (12.64%) Developer
6 21 (12.07%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (9.77%) Server Engineer
8 13 (7.47%) IT Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.75%) Linux Administrator
10 10 (5.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.75%) Support Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) Support Engineer
11 9 (5.17%) Web Developer
12 8 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support
12 8 (4.60%) PHP Developer
12 8 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (4.60%) Server Analyst
13 7 (4.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 7 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.77%) HTML
2 14 (8.05%) CSS
3 7 (4.02%) .NET
4 5 (2.87%) jQuery
5 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.30%) Laravel
5 4 (2.30%) Node.js
5 4 (2.30%) Spring
6 3 (1.72%) HTML5
6 3 (1.72%) LDAP
6 3 (1.72%) YAML
7 2 (1.15%) Ajax
7 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.15%) CakePHP
7 2 (1.15%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.15%) LAMP
7 2 (1.15%) OAuth
7 2 (1.15%) Web Services
7 2 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.84%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.90%) Clustering
4 10 (5.75%) Driving Licence
5 9 (5.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (5.17%) Replication
6 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.45%) Social Media
8 5 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.30%) Animation
9 4 (2.30%) Podcast
10 3 (1.72%) NHS
10 3 (1.72%) PKI
10 3 (1.72%) User Experience
11 2 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.15%) PACS
11 2 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 128 (73.56%) Windows
2 95 (54.60%) Windows Server
3 48 (27.59%) Linux
4 26 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (8.05%) Windows 10
9 9 (5.17%) CentOS
9 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (4.60%) Unix
11 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.45%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.72%) Android
14 3 (1.72%) Debian
14 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.15%) FreeNAS
16 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.11%) ITIL
2 34 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (14.37%) DevOps
4 23 (13.22%) Storage Management
5 20 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.77%) Configuration Management
7 15 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.05%) Patch Management
9 13 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.47%) Server Building
10 12 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (6.32%) Task Automation
11 11 (6.32%) Web Development
12 10 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.75%) Change Management
12 10 (5.75%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.75%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (5.17%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.89%) PowerShell
2 37 (21.26%) SQL
3 22 (12.64%) PHP
4 20 (11.49%) T-SQL
5 18 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.32%) Python
7 10 (5.75%) C#
8 7 (4.02%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.45%) Java
10 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.15%) Perl
11 2 (1.15%) Scala
11 2 (1.15%) Tcl
11 2 (1.15%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.57%) C
12 1 (0.57%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (14.37%) MCSE
3 20 (11.49%) Security Cleared
4 17 (9.77%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.17%) Degree
5 9 (5.17%) MCITP
6 8 (4.60%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (4.60%) MCSA
7 7 (4.02%) AWS Certification
7 7 (4.02%) MCTS
8 4 (2.30%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.15%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.15%) MCT
9 2 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CCNA
10 1 (0.57%) CEH
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) GDPR
2 9 (5.17%) SLA
3 8 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 8 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 83 (47.70%) Active Directory
2 66 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (28.74%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.62%) vSphere
5 10 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.60%) NFS
6 8 (4.60%) Shibboleth
7 7 (4.02%) BitLocker
7 7 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (4.02%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.45%) XenApp
9 5 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.72%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.15%) Docker
11 2 (1.15%) KVM
11 2 (1.15%) Samba
11 2 (1.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (1.15%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (15.52%) SCCM
2 15 (8.62%) Puppet
3 14 (8.05%) Ansible
3 14 (8.05%) SCOM
4 13 (7.47%) NetBackup
4 13 (7.47%) WSUS
5 12 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (5.17%) SCVMM
8 8 (4.60%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (4.60%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (3.45%) Backup Exec
9 6 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (2.87%) cPanel
10 5 (2.87%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (2.30%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (2.30%) SCOrch
11 4 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (52.87%) Microsoft
2 80 (45.98%) VMware
3 22 (12.64%) Citrix
4 19 (10.92%) Red Hat
4 19 (10.92%) Sophos
5 13 (7.47%) Cisco
6 12 (6.90%) SolarWinds
7 11 (6.32%) Google
8 10 (5.75%) HP
8 10 (5.75%) Veeam
9 8 (4.60%) Dell
9 8 (4.60%) EMC
9 8 (4.60%) McAfee
9 8 (4.60%) Symantec
10 5 (2.87%) Meraki
10 5 (2.87%) Oracle
11 4 (2.30%) Acronis
11 4 (2.30%) LogicMonitor
11 4 (2.30%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (2.30%) WooCommerce