The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 113 114 89
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 2 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% 0.23% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.24% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 9
Average salary £28,543 £27,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.79% -17.91%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,878 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.42% -11.14%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1739 1636 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.87% 94.08% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1364 1244
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Systems Support
West Midlands

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Systems Support
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support across the Birmingham region.

Systems Support Salary Trend in Birmingham

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Support in their job title.

1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) MS Access
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) PostGIS
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) MS Access
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) JasperReports
3 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) PostGIS
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft