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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 699 672 691
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 167 205 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 136 158 171
Average salary £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -6.42%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -3 166 £37,500 +1.35% 15
South East -33 46 £40,000 +6.66% 4
London -28 43 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North West +9 21 £31,750 +15.45% 2
Berkshire +4 20 £47,500 +33.80% 2
Surrey -18 18 £41,250 -8.33%
East of England +1 17 £39,000 +5.40% 1
Yorkshire -16 15 £35,000 +17.05%
Reading +5 14 - -
Manchester -1 13 £31,750 +15.45% 2
Bedfordshire +23 11 £39,000 +25.80%
Staines +22 10 £39,500 -14.13%
West Midlands -4 9 £32,000 +10.34%
West Yorkshire -10 9 £37,500 -1.31%
East Midlands - 9 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 6 £50,000 -
Luton - 6 £39,000 -
Dunstable - 6 £39,000 -
Leeds +6 5 £34,000 -15.00%
South Yorkshire -5 5 £35,000 +44.92%
City of London -6 5 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Sheffield -9 5 £35,000 +44.92%
South West -25 5 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £35,000 -
Bedford - 5 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire -17 4 £28,500 +4.58%
Hampshire -28 4 £31,000 +24.00%
Northampton - 4 £35,000 -
Coventry -7 3 £40,000 +25.36%
Bristol - 3 £22,500 - 1

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 302 (76.26%) Windows
2 219 (55.30%) VMware
3 182 (45.96%) Microsoft
4 162 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (35.35%) Active Directory
6 139 (35.10%) SQL Server
7 130 (32.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 122 (30.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 112 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 101 (25.51%) Citrix
11 97 (24.49%) ITIL
12 93 (23.48%) MS Exchange
13 91 (22.98%) MCSE
14 89 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 87 (21.97%) SQL
15 87 (21.97%) SAN
16 85 (21.46%) MS Excel
17 83 (20.96%) Cisco
18 73 (18.43%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (18.18%) IIS
20 69 (17.42%) Linux
21 64 (16.16%) DNS
21 64 (16.16%) Firewall
22 60 (15.15%) vSphere
23 58 (14.65%) Finance
24 57 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
25 56 (14.14%) SQL Server 2008
25 56 (14.14%) HP
26 49 (12.37%) MCITP
27 43 (10.86%) MCSA

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 93 (23.48%) MS Exchange
2 72 (18.18%) IIS
3 57 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 31 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (4.55%) Lync
9 15 (3.79%) WebSphere
9 15 (3.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (3.03%) OpenEdge
11 9 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.77%) Apache
12 7 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.26%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 85 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.05%) MS Office
3 7 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.25%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.25%) Advent Moxy
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) SaaS
2 7 (1.77%) IaaS
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.01%) PaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (21.97%) SAN
2 64 (16.16%) DNS
2 64 (16.16%) Firewall
3 36 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 34 (8.59%) DHCP
5 29 (7.32%) LAN
6 27 (6.82%) VPN
7 25 (6.31%) WAN
8 18 (4.55%) NAS
9 12 (3.03%) Internet
10 11 (2.78%) Network Security
11 10 (2.53%) VoIP
12 8 (2.02%) MPLS
13 7 (1.77%) SNMP
14 6 (1.52%) VLAN
15 5 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (1.01%) Wireshark
16 4 (1.01%) tcpdump
16 4 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
17 3 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (35.10%) SQL Server
2 56 (14.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (8.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.03%) MySQL
8 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.26%) DTS
10 4 (1.01%) MS Access
10 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.01%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.25%) QlikView
12 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 58 (14.65%) Finance
2 26 (6.57%) Banking
3 19 (4.80%) Retail
4 8 (2.02%) Advertising
4 8 (2.02%) Law
5 6 (1.52%) Legal
6 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.04%) .NET
2 8 (2.02%) Web Services
3 7 (1.77%) XML
4 5 (1.26%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.26%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.26%) COM
4 5 (1.26%) Servlets
5 3 (0.76%) SOAP
5 3 (0.76%) RESTful
5 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.76%) WCF
5 3 (0.76%) jQuery
6 2 (0.51%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.25%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 73 (18.43%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.34%) Clustering
3 24 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.79%) Replication
5 12 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.02%) CLARiiON
8 6 (1.52%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.26%) Statistics
10 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.51%) iPad
12 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.51%) New Media
12 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) EMC Centera
13 1 (0.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 302 (76.26%) Windows
2 162 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 89 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (17.42%) Linux
6 26 (6.57%) Windows 7
7 22 (5.56%) UNIX
8 21 (5.30%) Windows 2000
9 17 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.79%) VMS
10 15 (3.79%) CentOS
11 14 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.03%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.52%) AIX
14 5 (1.26%) Android
15 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.51%) Solaris
17 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.49%) ITIL
2 36 (9.09%) Change Management
2 36 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (7.07%) Change Control
4 23 (5.81%) Mentoring
5 16 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 16 (4.04%) Problem Management
5 16 (4.04%) Project Management
6 14 (3.54%) ERP
6 14 (3.54%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.03%) Migration
8 12 (3.03%) Performance Management
8 12 (3.03%) Coaching
9 11 (2.78%) E-Commerce
10 9 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (2.27%) Data Security
10 9 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.02%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.02%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (21.97%) SQL
2 13 (3.28%) T-SQL
3 12 (3.03%) C#
4 11 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.02%) VB
7 6 (1.52%) Perl
7 6 (1.52%) Java
8 5 (1.26%) Python
9 4 (1.01%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.01%) Lua
9 4 (1.01%) C
9 4 (1.01%) C++
10 3 (0.76%) VBScript
11 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.25%) Jython
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) Tcl
12 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (30.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (22.98%) MCSE
3 49 (12.37%) MCITP
4 43 (10.86%) MCSA
5 31 (7.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (6.82%) MCP
7 26 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (6.57%) Degree
8 23 (5.81%) Security Cleared
9 21 (5.30%) CCNA
10 18 (4.55%) SC Cleared
11 17 (4.29%) MCTS
12 16 (4.04%) DV Cleared
12 16 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (3.54%) CCA
14 8 (2.02%) VCAP
15 7 (1.77%) CCNP
16 4 (1.01%) VCP4
16 4 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (1.01%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.09%) SLA
2 17 (4.29%) QA
3 7 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 140 (35.35%) Active Directory
2 130 (32.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (15.15%) vSphere
4 39 (9.85%) Hyper-V
4 39 (9.85%) VMware ESX
5 33 (8.33%) XenApp
6 14 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (2.78%) ISA Server
9 9 (2.27%) Terminal Server
10 7 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.77%) vCloud
11 6 (1.52%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.26%) Samba
12 5 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.26%) NFS
13 4 (1.01%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.01%) Docker
14 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (7.58%) SCCM
2 29 (7.32%) SCOM
3 24 (6.06%) Backup Exec
4 21 (5.30%) NetBackup
5 19 (4.80%) WSUS
6 12 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.27%) Nagios
8 7 (1.77%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.52%) Opsview
9 6 (1.52%) ARCserve
10 5 (1.26%) nmon
11 4 (1.01%) Puppet
11 4 (1.01%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.01%) MOM
11 4 (1.01%) WMI
12 2 (0.51%) RepliStor
12 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 219 (55.30%) VMware
2 182 (45.96%) Microsoft
3 101 (25.51%) Citrix
4 83 (20.96%) Cisco
5 56 (14.14%) HP
6 36 (9.09%) EMC
7 34 (8.59%) Symantec
8 26 (6.57%) NetApp
8 26 (6.57%) IBM
9 24 (6.06%) Oracle
10 18 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.79%) Veeam
12 12 (3.03%) CheckPoint
12 12 (3.03%) CommVault
13 11 (2.78%) Dell
14 10 (2.53%) Websense
15 8 (2.02%) McAfee
15 8 (2.02%) Cognos
15 8 (2.02%) 3PAR
15 8 (2.02%) Isilon
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