The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Server Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 86 96 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 18 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.20% 0.082% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.086% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 3
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -19.71%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Server Support
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1438 1161 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 95.09% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 946 725 810
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Server Support
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Server Support Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Server 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 Server Support in their job title.

1 20 (80.00%) Citrix
1 20 (80.00%) VMware
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (56.00%) Finance
5 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (52.00%) MCSE
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (48.00%) DNS
6 12 (48.00%) Clustering
6 12 (48.00%) MCITP
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.00%) XenApp
9 4 (16.00%) Banking
9 4 (16.00%) Retail
9 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (16.00%) QA
9 4 (16.00%) IBM
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) SLA
9 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL
10 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (8.00%) Performance Management

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Server 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 Server Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) WLAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.00%) Change Management
2 2 (8.00%) Validation
2 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) MCSE
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (48.00%) MCITP
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) XenServer
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Citrix
1 20 (80.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) EMC
4 2 (8.00%) F5