Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Server Management
UK
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 637 535 625
Rank change year-on-year -102 +90 +65
Permanent jobs citing Server Management 453 196 492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.38% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 337 159 410
10th Percentile £29,650 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.69% -0.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £59,000 £60,938
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,500 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 121,842 51,308 123,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.35% 92.90% 92.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81,278 43,052 99,096
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 1 December 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 1 December 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 -138 381 £50,500 +9.78% 82
UK excluding London -69 279 £45,000 +8.43% 72
London -180 139 £55,000 -8.33% 22
Work from Home -177 114 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Midlands -84 59 £52,500 +43.84% 19
North of England -99 58 £37,500 -16.67% 16
South East -118 52 £55,000 +37.50% 14
South West -35 49 £45,000 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -77 42 £35,000 -6.67% 17
Yorkshire -58 35 £37,500 +36.36% 7
East of England -94 23 £46,000 -5.64% 5
Scotland -47 22 £35,000 - 3
Wales -36 17 £25,000 -33.33% 7
East Midlands -62 17 £52,500 +43.84% 2
North West -100 17 £44,250 -1.67% 8
North East -20 7 £35,000 -18.60% 1

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 276 (60.93%) Windows
2 234 (51.66%) Microsoft
3 214 (47.24%) Azure
4 193 (42.60%) VMware
5 185 (40.84%) Active Directory
6 166 (36.64%) Linux
7 159 (35.10%) Windows Server
8 143 (31.57%) Microsoft 365
9 137 (30.24%) Social Skills
10 129 (28.48%) Firewall
11 124 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 101 (22.30%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (19.87%) PowerShell
14 82 (18.10%) MySQL
14 82 (18.10%) Data Centre
15 77 (17.00%) AWS
16 75 (16.56%) ITIL
17 74 (16.34%) DevOps
18 72 (15.89%) DNS
18 72 (15.89%) Cisco
18 72 (15.89%) Finance
19 70 (15.45%) Hyper-V
20 68 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 67 (14.79%) PHP
21 67 (14.79%) SQL
22 65 (14.35%) HTML
22 65 (14.35%) Disaster Recovery
22 65 (14.35%) Degree
23 63 (13.91%) JavaScript
24 62 (13.69%) CSS

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 43 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 41 (9.05%) MS Exchange
3 37 (8.17%) IIS
4 28 (6.18%) Apache
5 16 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.31%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.21%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.99%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.77%) nginx
9 8 (1.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (1.55%) WordPress
11 4 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.22%) CMS
14 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.31%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (1.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) Yoast SEO
Cloud Services
1 214 (47.24%) Azure
2 143 (31.57%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (17.00%) AWS
4 26 (5.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 23 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (4.42%) Serverless
8 16 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (3.53%) IaaS
8 16 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (3.09%) GCP
10 12 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
11 11 (2.43%) Amazon S3
11 11 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (2.21%) AWS CloudTrail
12 10 (2.21%) PaaS
13 9 (1.99%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.77%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 129 (28.48%) Firewall
2 72 (15.89%) DNS
3 54 (11.92%) DHCP
4 51 (11.26%) SAN
5 32 (7.06%) LAN
5 32 (7.06%) WAN
6 26 (5.74%) VPN
7 24 (5.30%) iSCSI
8 22 (4.86%) SSL
9 19 (4.19%) TCP/IP
9 19 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (4.19%) Wireless
10 14 (3.09%) MPLS
10 14 (3.09%) Skype
11 12 (2.65%) HTTP
11 12 (2.65%) VSAN
12 11 (2.43%) IP Telephony
12 11 (2.43%) VLAN
13 9 (1.99%) IPsec
13 9 (1.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.10%) MySQL
2 49 (10.82%) SQL Server
3 25 (5.52%) MariaDB
4 18 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.32%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.44%) Redis
12 1 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.06%) JIRA
3 16 (3.53%) PHPUnit
4 8 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.10%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.44%) Maven
6 2 (0.44%) RStudio
7 1 (0.22%) AppScan
7 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.22%) Cactus
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
7 1 (0.22%) Gradle
7 1 (0.22%) Grunt
7 1 (0.22%) gulp
7 1 (0.22%) Selenium
7 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (30.24%) Social Skills
2 72 (15.89%) Finance
3 36 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.62%) Documentation Skills
5 29 (6.40%) Public Sector
6 18 (3.97%) Back Office
7 14 (3.09%) Local Government
8 12 (2.65%) Legal
9 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
10 10 (2.21%) Front Office
11 8 (1.77%) Law
12 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.32%) Banking
14 5 (1.10%) Financial Institution
14 5 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 5 (1.10%) Marketing
15 4 (0.88%) Digital Economy
16 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 62 (13.69%) Developer
2 56 (12.36%) Analyst
3 51 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (9.27%) Architect
4 42 (9.27%) PHP Developer
5 32 (7.06%) IT Engineer
6 31 (6.84%) Server Engineer
6 31 (6.84%) Support Analyst
6 31 (6.84%) Support Engineer
7 30 (6.62%) IT Manager
7 30 (6.62%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 24 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (5.08%) Technical Architect
11 22 (4.86%) Infrastructure Architect
11 22 (4.86%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 22 (4.86%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 22 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
12 20 (4.42%) IT Support
12 20 (4.42%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.35%) HTML
2 62 (13.69%) CSS
3 47 (10.38%) LAMP
4 30 (6.62%) REST
4 30 (6.62%) SOAP
5 26 (5.74%) jQuery
6 24 (5.30%) JSON
7 19 (4.19%) AngularJS
8 16 (3.53%) Laravel
9 15 (3.31%) HTML5
9 15 (3.31%) Middleware
9 15 (3.31%) React
9 15 (3.31%) Web Services
10 14 (3.09%) .NET
11 11 (2.43%) Vue.js
12 9 (1.99%) Express
13 8 (1.77%) MEAN Stack
13 8 (1.77%) OC4J
13 8 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (1.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 82 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 49 (10.82%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.74%) PKI
4 25 (5.52%) Mobile App
5 24 (5.30%) Driving Licence
6 23 (5.08%) Replication
7 22 (4.86%) Legacy Systems
8 21 (4.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 21 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (3.75%) Public Cloud
10 14 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.43%) Clustering
11 11 (2.43%) Derivative
11 11 (2.43%) Equities
11 11 (2.43%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (2.21%) User Experience
13 8 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (1.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 276 (60.93%) Windows
2 166 (36.64%) Linux
3 159 (35.10%) Windows Server
4 46 (10.15%) Unix
5 42 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (7.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (7.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 32 (7.06%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.87%) CentOS
10 13 (2.87%) SUSE
11 10 (2.21%) Android
11 10 (2.21%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.55%) Solaris
15 6 (1.32%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.30%) Problem-Solving
2 75 (16.56%) ITIL
3 74 (16.34%) DevOps
4 68 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (14.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 48 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
8 44 (9.71%) Storage Management
9 38 (8.39%) Change Management
9 38 (8.39%) Configuration Management
10 37 (8.17%) Project Management
11 34 (7.51%) Service Delivery
12 30 (6.62%) Infrastructure Management
12 30 (6.62%) Network Management
13 29 (6.40%) PRINCE2
14 27 (5.96%) OO
15 26 (5.74%) Business Continuity
15 26 (5.74%) Mentoring
15 26 (5.74%) Patch Management
16 25 (5.52%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.87%) PowerShell
2 67 (14.79%) PHP
2 67 (14.79%) SQL
3 63 (13.91%) JavaScript
4 57 (12.58%) Bash Shell
5 42 (9.27%) Python
6 18 (3.97%) C
7 16 (3.53%) Perl
8 15 (3.31%) Java
9 10 (2.21%) C#
10 9 (1.99%) Ruby
11 8 (1.77%) Korn
12 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) AWK
13 1 (0.22%) Go
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) sed
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (14.35%) Degree
2 54 (11.92%) Security Cleared
3 47 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (9.49%) SC Cleared
5 37 (8.17%) MCSE
6 32 (7.06%) MCSA
7 27 (5.96%) DV Cleared
7 27 (5.96%) MCP
7 27 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (4.19%) CCNA
10 8 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.77%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.77%) RHCE
10 8 (1.77%) RHCSA
11 7 (1.55%) EMC Certification
11 7 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.32%) CISSP
13 5 (1.10%) PMP
14 4 (0.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.38%) SLA
2 27 (5.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 26 (5.74%) PCI DSS
4 22 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (3.09%) GDPR
6 11 (2.43%) QA
7 5 (1.10%) NIST
8 3 (0.66%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.44%) NCSC
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 185 (40.84%) Active Directory
2 124 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (15.45%) Hyper-V
4 58 (12.80%) vSphere
5 35 (7.73%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (5.74%) XenApp
7 15 (3.31%) Docker
8 14 (3.09%) BitLocker
8 14 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.87%) NFS
9 13 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.32%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.88%) iptables
13 4 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (12.58%) SCCM
2 40 (8.83%) Terraform
3 33 (7.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (6.62%) SCOM
6 26 (5.74%) Nagios
6 26 (5.74%) Puppet
6 26 (5.74%) WSUS
7 21 (4.64%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (3.75%) Kubernetes
9 16 (3.53%) SCVMM
10 15 (3.31%) Ansible
11 14 (3.09%) vCenter Server
12 13 (2.87%) NetBackup
13 11 (2.43%) EdgeSight
13 11 (2.43%) SCOrch
14 10 (2.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
16 7 (1.55%) Grafana
Vendors
1 234 (51.66%) Microsoft
2 193 (42.60%) VMware
3 72 (15.89%) Cisco
4 53 (11.70%) HP
5 46 (10.15%) Citrix
5 46 (10.15%) Dell
6 30 (6.62%) Google
7 26 (5.74%) Oracle
8 25 (5.52%) SAP
9 19 (4.19%) Veeam
10 18 (3.97%) IBM
10 18 (3.97%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.87%) EMC
11 13 (2.87%) F5
11 13 (2.87%) Veritas
12 12 (2.65%) Zerto
13 11 (2.43%) Meraki
13 11 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.43%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.43%) Sybase