The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 662 649 680
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 238 288 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 204 213 182
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Support
Salary Trend

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

Server Support Salary Trend in the UK

Server Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Server Support over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Server Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Server Support
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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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
England -11 224 £35,000 +2.94% 13
London +16 70 £40,000 -11.11% 6
South East -9 42 £35,000 +11.11% 1
South West +9 32 £31,000 +26.53% 2
East of England +9 31 £30,000 -14.28%
City of London +36 29 £40,000 -17.94% 1
North West -15 18 £38,750 +13.38% 3
East Midlands +17 17 £40,000 +21.21%
Surrey +10 15 £32,500 -13.33%
Devon +9 15 £28,500 +37.01% 1
Exeter -4 15 £28,500 +37.01% 1
Manchester +9 13 £45,000 +30.43%
Wiltshire 0 13 £42,500 +80.85%
Swindon - 13 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire +4 11 £40,000 +17.64%
Oxfordshire +17 10 £40,000 +45.45%
Cambridgeshire +13 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Northampton +7 10 £40,000 +17.64%
Yorkshire -8 9 £26,300 -6.07%
Leatherhead - 8 £32,500 -
Oxford +4 7 £40,000 +45.45%
Essex +2 7 - -
Brentwood - 7 - -
Berkshire +2 6 £30,500 -14.08%
West Sussex +1 6 £40,500 +44.64% 1
Crawley -1 6 £40,500 +50.00% 1
Wales -5 6 £28,000 +7.69%
South Wales -8 6 £28,000 +7.69%
Cardiff -14 6 £28,000 +7.69%
Redhill - 6 £35,000 -

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 362 (75.26%) Windows
2 216 (44.91%) VMware
3 204 (42.41%) Active Directory
4 197 (40.96%) Microsoft
5 180 (37.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 163 (33.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (32.02%) SQL Server
8 137 (28.48%) MS Exchange
9 123 (25.57%) Citrix
10 112 (23.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 107 (22.25%) MS Excel
12 100 (20.79%) SQL
12 100 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 87 (18.09%) SAN
14 86 (17.88%) ITIL
15 83 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 77 (16.01%) Linux
17 76 (15.80%) Cisco
18 67 (13.93%) MS Office
18 67 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2010
19 63 (13.10%) DNS
20 62 (12.89%) Finance
21 61 (12.68%) HP
22 57 (11.85%) MCSE
23 54 (11.23%) vSphere
24 51 (10.60%) Firewall
25 49 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
25 49 (10.19%) MCITP
26 48 (9.98%) Hyper-V
26 48 (9.98%) IIS

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 137 (28.48%) MS Exchange
2 67 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (9.98%) IIS
4 45 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 38 (7.90%) SharePoint
7 33 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (3.33%) Tomcat
10 13 (2.70%) Apache
11 11 (2.29%) Lync
12 7 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.83%) JBoss
15 3 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 107 (22.25%) MS Excel
2 67 (13.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.82%) Office 365
2 9 (1.87%) SaaS
3 6 (1.25%) Google Apps
4 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (18.09%) SAN
2 63 (13.10%) DNS
3 51 (10.60%) Firewall
4 47 (9.77%) LAN
5 46 (9.56%) TCP/IP
6 44 (9.15%) WAN
7 41 (8.52%) DHCP
8 30 (6.24%) VPN
9 25 (5.20%) Internet
10 21 (4.37%) Wireless
11 17 (3.53%) VoIP
12 16 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (3.12%) LDAP
14 10 (2.08%) NAS
15 8 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (1.66%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.83%) SSH
16 4 (0.83%) PuTTY
16 4 (0.83%) Broadband
16 4 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (32.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 26 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.08%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.87%) MySQL
10 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.42%) OLAP
13 2 (0.42%) DTS
13 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (12.89%) Finance
2 19 (3.95%) Back Office
3 12 (2.49%) Law
3 12 (2.49%) French Language
4 9 (1.87%) Banking
4 9 (1.87%) Retail
4 9 (1.87%) Spanish Language
5 7 (1.46%) Publishing
6 5 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (0.83%) German Language
7 4 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.53%) .NET
2 11 (2.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.04%) WCF
4 4 (0.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (0.83%) RESTful
4 4 (0.83%) Servlets
4 4 (0.83%) Web Services
4 4 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.62%) J2EE
6 2 (0.42%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) CGI
7 1 (0.21%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.82%) Clustering
4 20 (4.16%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.53%) Replication
6 12 (2.49%) CMDB
6 12 (2.49%) iPad
7 8 (1.66%) iPhone
7 8 (1.66%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.66%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.66%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.25%) HP StoreVirtual
9 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.83%) PDA
10 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.62%) BYOD
12 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 362 (75.26%) Windows
2 180 (37.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (33.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (23.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (16.01%) Linux
6 32 (6.65%) Windows 8
7 30 (6.24%) Windows 7
8 25 (5.20%) UNIX
9 21 (4.37%) Mac OS X
10 18 (3.74%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.04%) CentOS
13 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.83%) HPUX
15 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.42%) Android
16 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (17.88%) ITIL
2 49 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (5.41%) Mentoring
4 25 (5.20%) Change Management
5 21 (4.37%) Security Patching
6 19 (3.95%) E-Commerce
7 13 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (2.70%) Migration
7 13 (2.70%) Load Balancing
7 13 (2.70%) Server Patching
8 12 (2.49%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (2.29%) Network Architecture
9 11 (2.29%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.08%) Problem Management
10 10 (2.08%) Server Building
11 9 (1.87%) Service Delivery
11 9 (1.87%) Project Management
12 8 (1.66%) PRINCE2
12 8 (1.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 100 (20.79%) SQL
2 28 (5.82%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.95%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.29%) C#
5 6 (1.25%) Java
6 5 (1.04%) VBScript
7 3 (0.62%) C
8 2 (0.42%) VB
9 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 83 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (11.85%) MCSE
3 49 (10.19%) MCITP
4 48 (9.98%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (9.77%) CCNA
6 42 (8.73%) MCSA
7 34 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.57%) Security Cleared
9 21 (4.37%) Degree
10 16 (3.33%) MCP
11 14 (2.91%) SC Cleared
12 13 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (2.08%) CCNP
15 8 (1.66%) VCP5
16 5 (1.04%) CCA
17 4 (0.83%) CCSA
18 2 (0.42%) NCDA
18 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
19 1 (0.21%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.77%) SLA
2 7 (1.46%) QA
3 6 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 204 (42.41%) Active Directory
2 100 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (11.23%) vSphere
4 48 (9.98%) Hyper-V
5 29 (6.03%) XenApp
6 17 (3.53%) XenDesktop
7 15 (3.12%) ISA Server
8 11 (2.29%) XenServer
9 10 (2.08%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.87%) VMware ESX
11 8 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.83%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.62%) Xen
13 3 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.42%) vCloud
14 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.42%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (7.48%) WSUS
2 31 (6.44%) SCCM
3 29 (6.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (4.37%) Backup Exec
5 16 (3.33%) NetBackup
6 12 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.29%) SCOM
8 9 (1.87%) Nagios
9 4 (0.83%) OpenView
9 4 (0.83%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.62%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.42%) Opsview
12 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.21%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 216 (44.91%) VMware
2 197 (40.96%) Microsoft
3 123 (25.57%) Citrix
4 76 (15.80%) Cisco
5 61 (12.68%) HP
6 40 (8.32%) NetApp
7 32 (6.65%) IBM
8 30 (6.24%) Symantec
8 30 (6.24%) SolarWinds
9 26 (5.41%) Dell
10 23 (4.78%) Veeam
11 22 (4.57%) Apple
12 19 (3.95%) EMC
13 17 (3.53%) Sophos
14 14 (2.91%) Oracle
14 14 (2.91%) Red Hat
15 13 (2.70%) CommVault
15 13 (2.70%) Bomgar
16 12 (2.49%) McAfee
16 12 (2.49%) Cognos
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