The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 531 537 532
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 365 369 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 275 306 331
Average salary £32,750 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,200 £27,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.18% -11.29%

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%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Salary Trend

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

Systems Support Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Support over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Systems Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems 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 Systems Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
(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 +26 361 £32,750 +0.76% 41
London -21 138 £37,500 -3.84% 21
South East +26 106 £30,500 -4.68% 9
Hampshire +9 45 £28,350 -1.39% 4
East of England +3 40 £30,000 +9.09% 6
City of London -10 27 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +11 25 £34,000 -9.33% 2
North West -5 21 £21,500 -33.84%
Essex -3 19 £43,250 +60.18%
West Midlands -12 17 £25,000 -5.66% 1
South West -33 17 £30,250 +21.00% 3
Surrey -14 15 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Merseyside +26 13 £34,000 +36.00%
Liverpool +26 13 £34,000 +36.00%
Reading +6 13 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Birmingham -9 13 £22,500 -15.95%
Yorkshire -18 12 £27,500 +5.76%
Cambridgeshire +1 11 £30,000 +9.09% 2
West Yorkshire -17 11 £27,500 +5.76%
East Midlands +18 10 £44,000 +60.00% 1
Southampton +9 10 £22,500 -11.76% 1
Wiltshire -6 10 £30,250 -11.02% 1
Kent +7 8 £22,500 -4.25%
Stansted - 8 £22,500 -
Chelmsford - 8 £40,000 -
Fareham - 8 £27,000 -
Gosport - 7 - - 1
Leeds +4 6 £26,500 +76.66%
Oxfordshire -6 6 £29,000 -10.76%
Hemel Hempstead -10 6 £20,000 -27.27% 1

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems 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 Systems Support in their job title.

1 333 (44.28%) Windows
2 255 (33.91%) SQL
3 228 (30.32%) Microsoft
4 170 (22.61%) VMware
5 166 (22.07%) Linux
6 157 (20.88%) Active Directory
7 154 (20.48%) SQL Server
8 147 (19.55%) Finance
9 141 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 126 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 112 (14.89%) MS Exchange
12 109 (14.49%) Oracle
13 107 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 103 (13.70%) MS Office
15 101 (13.43%) Degree
16 97 (12.90%) Cisco
17 87 (11.57%) ITIL
18 84 (11.17%) UNIX
19 78 (10.37%) TCP/IP
20 75 (9.97%) DNS
21 72 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
21 72 (9.57%) Windows 7
22 70 (9.31%) Firewall
23 63 (8.38%) Java
24 60 (7.98%) SLA
24 60 (7.98%) Citrix
25 59 (7.85%) Python
26 57 (7.58%) Perl
27 52 (6.91%) DHCP
27 52 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Systems 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 Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 112 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (5.59%) IIS
4 31 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (2.39%) Apache
8 15 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (1.99%) Lync
9 14 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.73%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.60%) JBoss
11 12 (1.60%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.60%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.60%) CMS
12 6 (0.80%) Node.js
13 5 (0.66%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.53%) Documentum
15 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 141 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 103 (13.70%) MS Office
3 14 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.93%) SPSS
6 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Maya
7 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.13%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.99%) Agresso
3 14 (1.86%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (1.46%) SAP CO
4 11 (1.46%) SAP FI
5 10 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (1.33%) Oracle Assets
5 10 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (1.33%) Oracle AGIS
5 10 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
5 10 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.93%) ResourceLink
7 7 (0.93%) SAP FI-AP
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.66%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.39%) SaaS
2 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.53%) IaaS
4 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Taleo
5 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (10.37%) TCP/IP
2 75 (9.97%) DNS
3 70 (9.31%) Firewall
4 52 (6.91%) DHCP
5 49 (6.52%) SAN
5 49 (6.52%) LAN
6 47 (6.25%) WAN
7 45 (5.98%) VPN
8 38 (5.05%) Internet
9 35 (4.65%) VLAN
10 29 (3.86%) VoIP
11 24 (3.19%) FTP
12 15 (1.99%) SSH
12 15 (1.99%) SMTP
13 14 (1.86%) Intranet
13 14 (1.86%) Wireless
14 12 (1.60%) HTTP
15 11 (1.46%) NetScaler
15 11 (1.46%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.33%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (3.86%) MySQL
4 28 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
6 14 (1.86%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.93%) MS Access
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.53%) Hyperion Smart View
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.53%) DTS
11 4 (0.53%) Essbase
12 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.40%) Informix
12 3 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Toad
1 7 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 7 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.66%) Subversion
2 5 (0.66%) JUnit
3 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.40%) Maven
4 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.27%) JIRA
5 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.13%) Ant
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 147 (19.55%) Finance
2 29 (3.86%) Retail
3 26 (3.46%) Front Office
4 24 (3.19%) Banking
5 22 (2.93%) Back Office
6 20 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.99%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.46%) Legal
9 10 (1.33%) Billing
10 8 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.93%) Law
11 7 (0.93%) Games
12 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.80%) Electronics
13 4 (0.53%) French Language
13 4 (0.53%) Marketing
13 4 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.40%) Advertising
14 3 (0.40%) Publishing
15 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.79%) .NET
2 35 (4.65%) XML
3 17 (2.26%) Web Services
4 16 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (1.33%) Middleware
5 10 (1.33%) HTML
6 8 (1.06%) Java EE
6 8 (1.06%) MAPI
6 8 (1.06%) CSS
6 8 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
6 8 (1.06%) Spring
7 7 (0.93%) LAMP
7 7 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.66%) Hibernate
9 5 (0.66%) Ajax
9 5 (0.66%) EDI
9 5 (0.66%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.66%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.99%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.86%) Hedge funds
5 14 (1.86%) Derivative
6 11 (1.46%) User Experience
7 10 (1.33%) iPhone
7 10 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.33%) Statistics
8 9 (1.20%) Replication
8 9 (1.20%) PDA
8 9 (1.20%) Wiki
9 8 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.06%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.93%) E-Learning
10 7 (0.93%) Equities
10 7 (0.93%) EqualLogic
11 6 (0.80%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 333 (44.28%) Windows
2 166 (22.07%) Linux
3 126 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (11.17%) UNIX
5 72 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (9.57%) Windows 7
6 48 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (4.52%) Windows XP
8 31 (4.12%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.86%) CentOS
11 12 (1.60%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.60%) Android
11 12 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.46%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.33%) AIX
13 10 (1.33%) Solaris
14 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (11.57%) ITIL
2 47 (6.25%) Project Management
3 36 (4.79%) ERP
4 31 (4.12%) CRM
5 28 (3.72%) Service Delivery
6 25 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (2.93%) Asset Management
7 22 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (2.79%) Mentoring
8 21 (2.79%) Configuration Management
9 19 (2.53%) Change Management
9 19 (2.53%) Migration
9 19 (2.53%) Incident Management
9 19 (2.53%) E-Commerce
10 17 (2.26%) Workflow
10 17 (2.26%) Problem Management
11 16 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (1.99%) Systems Analysis
12 15 (1.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 255 (33.91%) SQL
2 63 (8.38%) Java
3 59 (7.85%) Python
4 57 (7.58%) Perl
5 38 (5.05%) PHP
6 32 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 31 (4.12%) C++
8 30 (3.99%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.79%) C
9 21 (2.79%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.26%) C#
11 15 (1.99%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.20%) VB
13 8 (1.06%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.93%) ABAP
15 6 (0.80%) AWK
16 5 (0.66%) VBA
16 5 (0.66%) sed
17 3 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (13.43%) Degree
2 52 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (4.65%) MCSE
3 35 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (4.12%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (2.53%) CCNA
6 19 (2.53%) CCA
7 15 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (1.99%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.33%) ACCA
10 10 (1.33%) MCITP
10 10 (1.33%) CIMA
11 9 (1.20%) HND
11 9 (1.20%) MCSA
12 7 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.98%) SLA
2 14 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.06%) QA
5 7 (0.93%) DO-178B
5 7 (0.93%) DO-254
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 157 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.59%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.53%) XenApp
5 14 (1.86%) Firmware
6 13 (1.73%) vSphere
7 12 (1.60%) VMware Server
8 11 (1.46%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.33%) NFS
10 9 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.06%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.66%) Samba
13 5 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.66%) Postfix
14 4 (0.53%) XenServer
15 3 (0.40%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (4.12%) SCCM
2 30 (3.99%) Backup Exec
3 29 (3.86%) SCOM
4 13 (1.73%) Puppet
5 12 (1.60%) WSUS
5 12 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.93%) Nagios
6 7 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.93%) Opsview
7 6 (0.80%) nmon
8 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.66%) Cacti
9 4 (0.53%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.53%) OpenView
10 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.40%) SCSM
11 2 (0.27%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 228 (30.32%) Microsoft
2 170 (22.61%) VMware
3 109 (14.49%) Oracle
4 97 (12.90%) Cisco
5 60 (7.98%) Citrix
6 46 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 37 (4.92%) SAP
8 34 (4.52%) Symantec
9 30 (3.99%) HP
10 24 (3.19%) NetApp
11 22 (2.93%) Apple
11 22 (2.93%) Dell
12 15 (1.99%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.60%) Veeam
14 11 (1.46%) IBM
14 11 (1.46%) Sun
14 11 (1.46%) F5
15 10 (1.33%) Mitel
16 9 (1.20%) Capita
16 9 (1.20%) Fidessa
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