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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 651 671 553
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -118
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 255 208 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 187 183 332
Average salary £34,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 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
England +7 227 £34,500 -1.42% 32
London -38 69 £45,000 +9.75% 6
South East -27 49 £31,500 +3.27% 16
North West +8 31 £34,500 +16.94% 1
City of London +9 24 £47,500 +9.19% 2
East of England -26 22 £32,000 -3.03% 1
Surrey +3 20 £37,500 +10.29% 7
South West -21 18 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Yorkshire -25 17 £27,025 -9.91% 1
Edinburgh +2 14 £34,000 +19.29%
Scotland -7 14 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Manchester +11 12 £34,500 +16.94%
Hertfordshire -2 11 £34,000 -20.00%
South Yorkshire -3 11 £27,025 -36.41%
Sheffield -13 11 £27,025 -36.41%
Hampshire -18 11 £31,500 +20.00% 5
South Wales +15 10 £28,500 +9.61%
Wales +6 10 £28,500 +9.61%
Cardiff +2 10 £28,500 +9.61%
Cheshire -3 10 £34,500 -17.36% 1
Berkshire +5 9 £36,250 -6.45% 3
Bedfordshire -10 9 £30,000 -
Bristol 0 8 £32,000 -7.24% 1
West Midlands -8 8 £33,250 +6.40% 2
Merseyside +12 7 £23,500 +2.17%
Hook +9 7 £31,500 +31.25%
East Midlands +5 7 £30,000 -21.05% 2
Reading +1 7 - -
Knutsford -1 7 £34,500 -17.36%
Staines - 7 £41,500 - 1

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 440 (83.02%) Windows
2 321 (60.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 308 (58.11%) VMware
4 288 (54.34%) Microsoft
5 261 (49.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 215 (40.57%) Active Directory
7 213 (40.19%) Citrix
8 208 (39.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 194 (36.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 174 (32.83%) MS Excel
11 167 (31.51%) MS Exchange
12 166 (31.32%) SQL Server
13 152 (28.68%) SQL
14 142 (26.79%) DNS
15 131 (24.72%) ITIL
16 124 (23.40%) MCSE
17 113 (21.32%) Exchange Server 2010
18 110 (20.75%) Finance
19 100 (18.87%) MCITP
20 99 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
21 97 (18.30%) Firewall
22 96 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
23 95 (17.92%) SAN
24 80 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2007
25 78 (14.72%) Cisco
26 73 (13.77%) XenApp
27 71 (13.40%) Linux
28 70 (13.21%) IIS
28 70 (13.21%) DHCP
29 69 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2003

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 167 (31.51%) MS Exchange
2 113 (21.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 70 (13.21%) IIS
5 69 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 42 (7.92%) SharePoint
7 38 (7.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (4.53%) Lync
10 11 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (2.08%) Apache
11 10 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.89%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.32%) OpenEdge
13 5 (0.94%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.57%) Node.js
15 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 174 (32.83%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.57%) SPSS
3 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
1 1 (0.19%) Advent Moxy
1 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.21%) IaaS
2 10 (1.89%) PaaS
3 9 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.75%) Office 365
6 3 (0.57%) SaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Jelastic
Communications & Networking
1 142 (26.79%) DNS
2 97 (18.30%) Firewall
3 95 (17.92%) SAN
4 70 (13.21%) DHCP
5 60 (11.32%) LAN
6 56 (10.57%) WAN
7 44 (8.30%) TCP/IP
8 42 (7.92%) VPN
9 26 (4.91%) VoIP
10 23 (4.34%) MPLS
11 21 (3.96%) NAS
12 20 (3.77%) Network Security
13 19 (3.58%) Internet
14 15 (2.83%) VLAN
15 12 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (1.32%) iSCSI
17 6 (1.13%) Cisco IPT
17 6 (1.13%) Wireless
17 6 (1.13%) IP Telephony
17 6 (1.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (31.32%) SQL Server
2 59 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (7.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (4.15%) MySQL
5 16 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.64%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.75%) Ingres
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.38%) DB2
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.19%) HBase
15 1 (0.19%) Big Data
15 1 (0.19%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 110 (20.75%) Finance
2 31 (5.85%) Banking
3 29 (5.47%) Retail
4 18 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.02%) Law
6 10 (1.89%) Back Office
7 5 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.94%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Local Government
8 3 (0.57%) Marketing
9 2 (0.38%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.53%) .NET
2 14 (2.64%) Web Services
3 13 (2.45%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.89%) XML
5 7 (1.32%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.32%) jQuery
6 6 (1.13%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.75%) CSS
7 4 (0.75%) SOAP
7 4 (0.75%) RESTful
7 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (0.75%) WCF
7 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (0.57%) HTML
8 3 (0.57%) LINQ
8 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.38%) COM
10 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (12.83%) Clustering
3 40 (7.55%) Blackberry
4 26 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.02%) Thin Client
5 16 (3.02%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.89%) SecurID
7 10 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.51%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.51%) Replication
10 7 (1.32%) CLARiiON
10 7 (1.32%) FlexPod
11 6 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.75%) Statistics
13 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.38%) New Media
13 2 (0.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 440 (83.02%) Windows
2 321 (60.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 261 (49.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 96 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (13.40%) Linux
6 53 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 36 (6.79%) Windows XP
8 29 (5.47%) VMS
9 26 (4.91%) Windows 2000
10 25 (4.72%) UNIX
11 21 (3.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (2.26%) Windows 8
14 11 (2.08%) Android
15 10 (1.89%) Windows Phone 8
15 10 (1.89%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.70%) Windows Vista
17 8 (1.51%) SUSE
17 8 (1.51%) Solaris
18 3 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (24.72%) ITIL
2 50 (9.43%) Change Management
3 40 (7.55%) Service Delivery
4 36 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 29 (5.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 25 (4.72%) Change Control
8 22 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (4.15%) Load Balancing
8 22 (4.15%) Project Management
9 18 (3.40%) Migration
10 14 (2.64%) Coaching
10 14 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (2.45%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (2.08%) Service Management
12 11 (2.08%) Time Management
13 10 (1.89%) Performance Management
14 9 (1.70%) E-Commerce
14 9 (1.70%) Incident Management
15 8 (1.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 152 (28.68%) SQL
2 27 (5.09%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.77%) T-SQL
4 19 (3.58%) C#
5 11 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.89%) C
7 8 (1.51%) Java
7 8 (1.51%) VBScript
8 7 (1.32%) VB
8 7 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.75%) PHP
9 4 (0.75%) Python
9 4 (0.75%) Ruby
10 3 (0.57%) Perl
11 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.38%) VBA
11 2 (0.38%) Tcl
11 2 (0.38%) Jython
11 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 194 (36.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (23.40%) MCSE
3 100 (18.87%) MCITP
4 40 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 36 (6.79%) MCP
6 35 (6.60%) MCSA
6 35 (6.60%) Degree
7 32 (6.04%) MCTS
8 27 (5.09%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (4.72%) CCA
10 23 (4.34%) SC Cleared
11 22 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (3.58%) DV Cleared
13 16 (3.02%) CCNA
14 11 (2.08%) VCAP
15 5 (0.94%) JNCIA
16 4 (0.75%) CCNP
17 3 (0.57%) MCDST
17 3 (0.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.55%) SLA
2 22 (4.15%) QA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) BS7799
System Software
1 215 (40.57%) Active Directory
2 208 (39.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (13.77%) XenApp
4 58 (10.94%) Hyper-V
5 53 (10.00%) vSphere
6 48 (9.06%) VMware ESX
7 33 (6.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 33 (6.23%) XenDesktop
8 24 (4.53%) Terminal Server
9 14 (2.64%) XenServer
10 13 (2.45%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (1.51%) Xen
11 8 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.94%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.38%) NLBS
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (11.32%) SCCM
2 43 (8.11%) SCOM
3 38 (7.17%) Backup Exec
4 32 (6.04%) WSUS
5 28 (5.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 19 (3.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (2.83%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.51%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.32%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.75%) Nagios
12 4 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.57%) Plesk
14 1 (0.19%) MOM
14 1 (0.19%) Kibana
14 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
14 1 (0.19%) Cacti
Vendors
1 308 (58.11%) VMware
2 288 (54.34%) Microsoft
3 213 (40.19%) Citrix
4 78 (14.72%) Cisco
5 58 (10.94%) HP
6 54 (10.19%) Symantec
7 48 (9.06%) EMC
8 46 (8.68%) IBM
9 33 (6.23%) Oracle
10 30 (5.66%) NetApp
11 15 (2.83%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.64%) Dell
13 13 (2.45%) CommVault
14 11 (2.08%) McAfee
15 10 (1.89%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.89%) Lotus
15 10 (1.89%) Clearswift
16 9 (1.70%) Veeam
16 9 (1.70%) SolarWinds
17 8 (1.51%) Isilon
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent training!!
Posted: 3 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £40000 per annum
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North West London
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Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Dorking
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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