Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Server Management
UK
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 624 520 599
Rank change year-on-year -104 +79 +87
Permanent jobs citing Server Management 314 387 611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 254 293 525
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,266 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,525 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +11.26%

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 93,720 77,168 132,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.13% 92.34% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 65,940 61,996 105,226
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 14 June 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 14 June 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 -125 269 £50,000 +11.11% 66
UK excluding London -107 192 £45,000 +5.88% 51
London -44 93 £62,500 -3.10% 19
Work from Home -158 57 £55,000 +22.22% 11
North of England -76 54 £46,000 +2.22% 18
Midlands -31 51 £37,000 -7.50% 7
West Midlands -44 41 £35,000 -12.50% 4
North West -26 38 £50,000 +11.11% 12
South West -40 37 £47,054 +10.71% 9
South East -40 23 £40,500 +12.34% 7
Scotland -43 15 £35,000 -30.00%
Yorkshire -62 13 £32,500 -27.78% 2
East Midlands -26 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England -36 10 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North East -15 5 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Wales +4 4 £35,000 -27.84% 6

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 203 (64.65%) Windows
2 154 (49.04%) Windows Server
3 137 (43.63%) Microsoft
4 132 (42.04%) Azure
5 125 (39.81%) Active Directory
5 125 (39.81%) VMware
6 104 (33.12%) Microsoft 365
7 101 (32.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (30.57%) Linux
9 93 (29.62%) Firewall
10 88 (28.03%) Social Skills
11 73 (23.25%) AWS
12 72 (22.93%) PowerShell
13 70 (22.29%) DNS
14 66 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 59 (18.79%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (17.52%) Hyper-V
16 55 (17.52%) DevOps
17 53 (16.88%) SQL
18 52 (16.56%) MySQL
19 50 (15.92%) PHP
19 50 (15.92%) DHCP
20 48 (15.29%) JavaScript
20 48 (15.29%) HTML
21 47 (14.97%) Data Centre
22 46 (14.65%) SAN
23 45 (14.33%) CSS
24 44 (14.01%) SCCM
25 43 (13.69%) Bash Shell
26 42 (13.38%) Cisco

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 33 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 31 (9.87%) MS Exchange
3 29 (9.24%) IIS
4 16 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.46%) nginx
6 10 (3.18%) Confluence
6 10 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.23%) CloudStack
7 7 (2.23%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.23%) WordPress
8 6 (1.91%) Apache
8 6 (1.91%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.96%) CMS
10 3 (0.96%) SAS
10 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (11.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.59%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (6.69%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.59%) Shopify
3 2 (0.64%) Workfront
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 132 (42.04%) Azure
2 104 (33.12%) Microsoft 365
3 73 (23.25%) AWS
4 26 (8.28%) SaaS
5 23 (7.32%) Serverless
6 18 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (5.73%) PaaS
7 17 (5.41%) IaaS
8 11 (3.50%) OneDrive
9 10 (3.18%) Google Workspace
10 9 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.55%) Datadog
11 8 (2.55%) GCP
11 8 (2.55%) OpenShift
12 7 (2.23%) Amazon ECS
12 7 (2.23%) Amazon EKS
12 7 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (2.23%) npm
12 7 (2.23%) Pulumi
13 6 (1.91%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 93 (29.62%) Firewall
2 70 (22.29%) DNS
3 50 (15.92%) DHCP
4 46 (14.65%) SAN
5 33 (10.51%) WAN
6 32 (10.19%) LAN
7 25 (7.96%) SSL
7 25 (7.96%) TCP/IP
8 22 (7.01%) VLAN
9 20 (6.37%) VoIP
10 19 (6.05%) Wireless
11 18 (5.73%) VPN
12 12 (3.82%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.82%) MPLS
12 12 (3.82%) NAS
13 10 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (2.55%) Network Security
15 7 (2.23%) FTP
15 7 (2.23%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.56%) MySQL
2 37 (11.78%) SQL Server
3 28 (8.92%) MariaDB
4 17 (5.41%) Redis
5 12 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.23%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.23%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.96%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.18%) JIRA
4 9 (2.87%) Maven
5 8 (2.55%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.23%) GitLab
6 7 (2.23%) Gradle
7 5 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.64%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.32%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.32%) JUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.32%) Selenium
9 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (28.03%) Social Skills
2 35 (11.15%) Finance
3 14 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.82%) Documentation Skills
5 10 (3.18%) Digital Economy
5 10 (3.18%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.23%) Law
7 7 (2.23%) Retail
8 6 (1.91%) Legal
8 6 (1.91%) Marketing
9 5 (1.59%) Advertising
9 5 (1.59%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.59%) Publishing
10 4 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.96%) Banking
11 3 (0.96%) Games
11 3 (0.96%) Local Government
12 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 57 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (15.61%) Developer
3 42 (13.38%) Analyst
4 31 (9.87%) Administrator
5 27 (8.60%) PHP Developer
6 25 (7.96%) Senior Developer
6 25 (7.96%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (7.64%) IT Engineer
8 22 (7.01%) Support Analyst
9 21 (6.69%) Infrastructure Support
10 20 (6.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 20 (6.37%) IT Support
11 19 (6.05%) Senior PHP Developer
11 19 (6.05%) Support Engineer
12 17 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (5.41%) Server Engineer
13 16 (5.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (4.14%) Architect
16 12 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.29%) HTML
2 45 (14.33%) CSS
3 33 (10.51%) jQuery
4 25 (7.96%) REST
5 24 (7.64%) LAMP
6 23 (7.32%) SOAP
7 19 (6.05%) Node.js
8 15 (4.78%) React
9 10 (3.18%) .NET
9 10 (3.18%) AngularJS
9 10 (3.18%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (3.18%) LEMP Stack
10 9 (2.87%) HTML5
11 8 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (2.23%) Spring Boot
12 7 (2.23%) Web Services
13 6 (1.91%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.91%) CGI
13 6 (1.91%) Sass
13 6 (1.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.97%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.28%) Mobile App
3 24 (7.64%) PKI
4 22 (7.01%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.78%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (3.82%) Replication
7 11 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (3.18%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.87%) Clustering
10 8 (2.55%) Driving Licence
11 7 (2.23%) Social Media
12 6 (1.91%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (1.59%) Animation
13 5 (1.59%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.59%) Podcast
14 4 (1.27%) Cloud Native
14 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
15 3 (0.96%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 203 (64.65%) Windows
2 154 (49.04%) Windows Server
3 96 (30.57%) Linux
4 25 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.37%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.73%) Unix
8 17 (5.41%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.23%) CentOS
12 5 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.59%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.27%) Android
13 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.64%) Debian
15 2 (0.64%) SUSE
15 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (18.79%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (17.52%) DevOps
4 41 (13.06%) Configuration Management
5 29 (9.24%) ITIL
6 27 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.28%) Patch Management
8 24 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (7.64%) Server Building
9 23 (7.32%) Storage Management
10 21 (6.69%) Change Management
10 21 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.69%) Infrastructure as Code
11 20 (6.37%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.10%) Fintech
12 16 (5.10%) Mobile Device Management
12 16 (5.10%) Process Improvement
12 16 (5.10%) Project Management
13 15 (4.78%) Web Development
14 14 (4.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.93%) PowerShell
2 53 (16.88%) SQL
3 50 (15.92%) PHP
4 48 (15.29%) JavaScript
5 43 (13.69%) Bash Shell
6 33 (10.51%) Python
7 13 (4.14%) C#
8 10 (3.18%) Java
9 7 (2.23%) Perl
9 7 (2.23%) Ruby
9 7 (2.23%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.59%) C
11 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.27%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.27%) VB
12 3 (0.96%) Scala
12 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.96%) VBScript
13 2 (0.64%) C++
13 2 (0.64%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (8.92%) MCSE
3 18 (5.73%) MCSA
4 17 (5.41%) Degree
4 17 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.10%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.82%) MCP
7 9 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.87%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.87%) MCITP
7 9 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.55%) CCNA
9 7 (2.23%) MCTS
10 6 (1.91%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.27%) CWNA
12 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.64%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.64%) OCP
13 2 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.96%) SLA
2 21 (6.69%) PCI DSS
3 19 (6.05%) GDPR
4 10 (3.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.64%) COBIT
6 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.32%) QA
7 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 125 (39.81%) Active Directory
2 101 (32.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (17.52%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.73%) vSphere
4 18 (5.73%) XenApp
5 13 (4.14%) NFS
6 12 (3.82%) BitLocker
7 11 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.55%) Docker
10 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.91%) Shibboleth
12 5 (1.59%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.96%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.64%) LXC
14 2 (0.64%) SRDF
14 2 (0.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (14.01%) SCCM
2 31 (9.87%) Ansible
2 31 (9.87%) Puppet
3 29 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (7.01%) SCOM
5 20 (6.37%) WSUS
6 16 (5.10%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (3.82%) Kubernetes
9 11 (3.50%) Terraform
10 10 (3.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 10 (3.18%) Backup Exec
10 10 (3.18%) Prometheus
11 9 (2.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (2.23%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.91%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.91%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (1.91%) systemd
14 5 (1.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 137 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 125 (39.81%) VMware
3 42 (13.38%) Cisco
4 30 (9.55%) Citrix
5 23 (7.32%) Veeam
6 19 (6.05%) Sophos
7 17 (5.41%) Dell
8 12 (3.82%) Google
8 12 (3.82%) HP
9 11 (3.50%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.50%) Zerto
10 9 (2.87%) NetApp
10 9 (2.87%) Oracle
11 8 (2.55%) Apple
11 8 (2.55%) Juniper
11 8 (2.55%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.55%) TOWER Software
12 7 (2.23%) McAfee
13 6 (1.91%) IBM
13 6 (1.91%) Veritas