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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 697 635 672
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 196 277 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 173 194 179
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £24,976 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 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 28 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 -46 188 £32,500 -5.79% 10
London -11 47 £37,500 -16.66% 2
South East +3 43 £35,000 +11.11% 2
South West -13 27 £30,000 +9.09% 1
East of England -7 23 £30,000 -14.28%
Surrey +7 22 £35,000 -6.66% 1
North West -10 18 £32,500 -5.79% 3
East Midlands +10 16 £40,000 +37.93%
Devon +9 16 £26,950 +29.56%
Exeter +2 16 £26,950 +29.56%
City of London +5 12 £55,000 +15.78%
Manchester -1 11 £45,000 +30.43%
Northamptonshire - 11 £40,000 -
Northampton - 11 £40,000 -
Redhill - 9 £35,000 -
Swindon +19 8 £42,500 +30.76%
Wiltshire +1 8 £42,500 +80.85%
Yorkshire -3 8 £26,300 -2.68% 1
Leatherhead - 8 £32,500 -
Cumbria -1 7 £32,500 - 2
Leeds +12 6 £26,300 +28.29%
Berkshire +7 6 £30,500 -18.66%
Luton +3 6 £30,000 -14.28%
West Yorkshire +2 6 £26,300 -20.90%
Bedfordshire +2 6 £30,000 -14.28%
West Midlands -4 6 £29,500 -9.23% 1
Suffolk - 6 £27,500 -
Essex - 5 - -
Kent - 5 £30,000 -
Ipswich - 5 £27,500 -

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 327 (75.35%) Windows
2 186 (42.86%) VMware
3 182 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 171 (39.40%) Active Directory
5 149 (34.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 142 (32.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 138 (31.80%) SQL Server
8 116 (26.73%) MS Exchange
9 105 (24.19%) Citrix
10 98 (22.58%) SQL
11 96 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 96 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 92 (21.20%) MS Excel
13 81 (18.66%) ITIL
14 78 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 78 (17.97%) SAN
15 68 (15.67%) Cisco
16 66 (15.21%) Linux
17 61 (14.06%) MS Office
17 61 (14.06%) Finance
18 53 (12.21%) MCSE
18 53 (12.21%) MCITP
19 52 (11.98%) DNS
20 50 (11.52%) HP
21 48 (11.06%) Firewall
21 48 (11.06%) vSphere
22 46 (10.60%) IIS
23 44 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
24 43 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
25 42 (9.68%) CCNA

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 116 (26.73%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.60%) IIS
3 44 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (8.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 32 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (6.22%) SharePoint
8 23 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (3.23%) Tomcat
10 13 (3.00%) Lync
11 11 (2.53%) Apache
12 8 (1.84%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (1.15%) JBoss
16 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
17 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 92 (21.20%) MS Excel
2 61 (14.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.76%) Office 365
2 6 (1.38%) Google Apps
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (17.97%) SAN
2 52 (11.98%) DNS
3 48 (11.06%) Firewall
4 42 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 38 (8.76%) LAN
6 35 (8.06%) WAN
6 35 (8.06%) DHCP
7 22 (5.07%) VPN
8 21 (4.84%) Wireless
9 19 (4.38%) Internet
10 18 (4.15%) VoIP
11 16 (3.69%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (3.00%) LDAP
13 7 (1.61%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.15%) NAS
15 4 (0.92%) HTTP
16 3 (0.69%) FTP
16 3 (0.69%) Telnet
16 3 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (31.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 21 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.30%) Data Mining
5 10 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.15%) MySQL
6 5 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.46%) OLAP
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) DTS
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.23%) Yeoman
2 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (14.06%) Finance
2 16 (3.69%) Banking
2 16 (3.69%) Retail
3 15 (3.46%) Back Office
4 10 (2.30%) Law
5 8 (1.84%) French Language
6 5 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.15%) Publishing
6 5 (1.15%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.69%) German Language
7 3 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.46%) .NET
2 11 (2.53%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (1.15%) WCF
3 5 (1.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (0.92%) RESTful
4 4 (0.92%) Web Services
5 3 (0.69%) J2EE
6 2 (0.46%) Middleware
7 1 (0.23%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.23%) CGI
7 1 (0.23%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.23%) COM
7 1 (0.23%) Servlets
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.84%) Clustering
4 17 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.76%) Replication
6 10 (2.30%) iPad
6 10 (2.30%) CMDB
7 8 (1.84%) iPhone
7 8 (1.84%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.38%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (1.38%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.92%) PDA
11 3 (0.69%) HP Superdome
11 3 (0.69%) BYOD
12 2 (0.46%) User Experience
12 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 327 (75.35%) Windows
2 149 (34.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (32.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (15.21%) Linux
6 41 (9.45%) Windows 8
7 31 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.99%) UNIX
9 22 (5.07%) Mac OS X
10 17 (3.92%) Windows XP
11 15 (3.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.15%) HPUX
14 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.92%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.46%) CentOS
15 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.23%) SUSE
16 1 (0.23%) Solaris
16 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.66%) ITIL
2 37 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (4.61%) Mentoring
4 19 (4.38%) Change Management
4 19 (4.38%) Security Patching
5 14 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (3.00%) E-Commerce
6 13 (3.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (3.00%) Load Balancing
6 13 (3.00%) Server Patching
7 12 (2.76%) Project Management
8 11 (2.53%) PRINCE2
8 11 (2.53%) Incident Management
8 11 (2.53%) Network Architecture
8 11 (2.53%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (2.07%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (2.07%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.07%) Migration
9 9 (2.07%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (22.58%) SQL
2 19 (4.38%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.15%) T-SQL
4 12 (2.76%) C#
5 4 (0.92%) VBScript
6 3 (0.69%) Java
6 3 (0.69%) C
7 2 (0.46%) Perl
7 2 (0.46%) VB
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 78 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (12.21%) MCSE
2 53 (12.21%) MCITP
3 43 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (9.68%) CCNA
5 40 (9.22%) MCSA
6 33 (7.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (5.53%) Security Cleared
8 20 (4.61%) Degree
9 19 (4.38%) SC Cleared
10 16 (3.69%) MCP
11 14 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.84%) VCP5
13 7 (1.61%) CCNP
14 3 (0.69%) CCA
15 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.46%) NCDA
16 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.23%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.06%) SLA
2 11 (2.53%) QA
3 6 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (39.40%) Active Directory
2 96 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (11.06%) vSphere
4 40 (9.22%) Hyper-V
5 18 (4.15%) XenApp
6 15 (3.46%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.23%) ISA Server
8 11 (2.53%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.30%) XenServer
10 7 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.38%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.46%) vCloud
13 2 (0.46%) Xen
13 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.23%) Firmware
14 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (8.06%) WSUS
2 27 (6.22%) SCCM
3 26 (5.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 24 (5.53%) Backup Exec
5 20 (4.61%) NetBackup
6 11 (2.53%) SCOM
7 10 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.38%) Nagios
9 4 (0.92%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.92%) OpenView
10 3 (0.69%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.23%) SCSM
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 186 (42.86%) VMware
2 182 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 105 (24.19%) Citrix
4 68 (15.67%) Cisco
5 50 (11.52%) HP
6 36 (8.29%) NetApp
7 29 (6.68%) IBM
8 27 (6.22%) Symantec
9 25 (5.76%) Dell
10 24 (5.53%) Apple
10 24 (5.53%) SolarWinds
11 22 (5.07%) Veeam
11 22 (5.07%) EMC
12 16 (3.69%) Sophos
13 14 (3.23%) Bomgar
14 11 (2.53%) MobileIron
14 11 (2.53%) Mitel
14 11 (2.53%) Juniper
14 11 (2.53%) Motorola
15 10 (2.30%) Cognos
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £38154 - £43941 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £38k - 42k per year + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
North London
Sycura
Salary: From £22,000 to £34,000 per annum plus bonuses
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 27 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Including Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago