The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 227 225 217
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 16 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 10
Average salary £31,750 £33,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.22% +6.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,900 £35,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Server Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6168 5431 5501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.70% 95.62% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5162 4701 4880
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Server Support
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Server Support Salary Trend in the South West

Server Support
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon - 6 £28,500 -
Somerset +8 5 £35,000 +27.27%
Wiltshire -7 4 £27,000 -16.92%
Bristol -1 1 £36,500 +7.35%
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) Linux
4 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
6 12 (35.29%) SQL
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
9 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
10 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.59%) MySQL
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) ITIL
11 6 (17.65%) Citrix
11 6 (17.65%) SLA
11 6 (17.65%) Nagios
11 6 (17.65%) SCCM
11 6 (17.65%) SCOM
12 5 (14.71%) Build Automation
12 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (14.71%) Cisco
12 5 (14.71%) DNS
12 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
12 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
12 5 (14.71%) Perl
12 5 (14.71%) VB
13 4 (11.76%) C++
13 4 (11.76%) IIS

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) SAN
2 4 (11.76%) Internet
2 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (11.76%) Wireshark
2 4 (11.76%) tcpdump
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MySQL
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.76%) CouchDB
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Ingres
3 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Advertising
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Statistics
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Linux
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (11.76%) CentOS
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.76%) Android
4 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.76%) Mac OS X
5 3 (8.82%) UNIX
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (14.71%) Build Automation
3 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.88%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
3 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 5 (14.71%) Perl
4 5 (14.71%) VB
5 4 (11.76%) Python
5 4 (11.76%) C++
5 4 (11.76%) Objective-C
5 4 (11.76%) Lua
6 3 (8.82%) Java
6 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) MCP
1 4 (11.76%) RHCSA
2 3 (8.82%) MCSE
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
2 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
1 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Docker
3 3 (8.82%) Terminal Server
4 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
1 6 (17.65%) SCOM
1 6 (17.65%) Nagios
2 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Vagrant
2 4 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) VMware
2 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) CommVault
6 1 (2.94%) McAfee
6 1 (2.94%) Bomgar