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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 555 546 608
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 365 435 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 295 370 266
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,250 £27,628
% change year-on-year
+5.78% +9.49%

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £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%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -30 357 £36,000 +2.85% 51
London +12 172 £42,250 +12.66% 24
South East -24 69 £30,000 -14.28% 7
East of England +32 47 £33,000 +10.00% 10
City of London +20 28 £40,000 +14.28% 5
South West -10 26 £36,000 +44.00% 4
Hertfordshire +13 22 £33,000 +10.00% 6
Surrey +23 18 £33,000 -5.71% 2
West Midlands -12 18 £37,500 +4.68% 2
North West +2 15 £26,500 -19.69% 3
Birmingham -2 14 £40,000 +40.14%
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £35,000 - 2
Kent +22 11 £30,000 -45.45%
Guildford +8 11 £33,000 +20.00% 2
Berkshire -11 11 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Bath +18 9 £36,000 +50.00%
Somerset +14 9 £36,000 +50.00% 1
Hampshire -8 9 £22,500 -22.41%
Stansted +14 8 £30,000 -45.45%
Yorkshire +6 8 £34,500 +52.17% 1
Manchester -1 8 £30,243 -21.95% 2
Cambridge +20 7 £32,000 +0.47%
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £32,500 +2.04% 1
Essex +16 7 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Suffolk - 7 £35,000 -
Ipswich - 7 £35,000 -
Bristol +5 6 £31,250 -16.66%
West Sussex -8 6 £27,500 -2.65%
Rickmansworth - 6 £22,000 - 2
Merseyside +14 5 £20,000 -40.29%

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 332 (45.36%) Windows
2 237 (32.38%) SQL
3 233 (31.83%) Microsoft
4 183 (25.00%) Finance
5 177 (24.18%) Linux
6 164 (22.40%) Active Directory
7 157 (21.45%) SQL Server
8 156 (21.31%) VMware
9 145 (19.81%) MS Excel
10 133 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 117 (15.98%) MS Exchange
12 112 (15.30%) MS Office
13 110 (15.03%) Oracle
14 101 (13.80%) UNIX
15 100 (13.66%) Cisco
16 99 (13.52%) ITIL
17 89 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 87 (11.89%) Firewall
19 84 (11.48%) DNS
20 81 (11.07%) TCP/IP
20 81 (11.07%) Degree
21 80 (10.93%) Windows 7
21 80 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
22 79 (10.79%) Perl
23 76 (10.38%) Python
24 75 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
25 69 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
26 62 (8.47%) Java
26 62 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
27 59 (8.06%) SAN

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 117 (15.98%) MS Exchange
2 62 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (7.51%) IIS
4 34 (4.64%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (4.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (3.42%) Lync
8 22 (3.01%) Apache
9 15 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.64%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.23%) CMS
12 5 (0.68%) Gentran
13 4 (0.55%) Site Server
13 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.55%) nginx
14 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 145 (19.81%) MS Excel
2 112 (15.30%) MS Office
3 14 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.41%) Abaqus
6 2 (0.27%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (2.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 16 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (1.37%) Oracle AGIS
6 10 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (1.37%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (1.09%) Agresso
8 7 (0.96%) SAP FI-AP
8 7 (0.96%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.96%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 5 (0.68%) Rolfe and Nolan
11 4 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.41%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.64%) SaaS
3 10 (1.37%) Office 365
4 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
6 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.89%) Firewall
2 84 (11.48%) DNS
3 81 (11.07%) TCP/IP
4 59 (8.06%) SAN
5 55 (7.51%) LAN
5 55 (7.51%) DHCP
6 48 (6.56%) WAN
7 47 (6.42%) VPN
8 29 (3.96%) Wireless
9 26 (3.55%) Internet
9 26 (3.55%) VLAN
10 22 (3.01%) SMTP
11 19 (2.60%) VoIP
12 17 (2.32%) NAS
13 16 (2.19%) DMZ
13 16 (2.19%) IMAP
14 11 (1.50%) FTP
15 10 (1.37%) HTTP
16 9 (1.23%) SSH
16 9 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.87%) MySQL
6 18 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.37%) MS Access
9 10 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.96%) Informix
11 6 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.82%) DB2
12 5 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.55%) Big Data
14 3 (0.41%) Redis
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.41%) Emacs
3 3 (0.41%) JIRA
4 2 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.14%) Maven
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 183 (25.00%) Finance
2 32 (4.37%) Banking
3 31 (4.23%) Front Office
4 20 (2.73%) Retail
5 19 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.46%) Back Office
7 17 (2.32%) Legal
8 10 (1.37%) Electronics
8 10 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.82%) Advertising
10 6 (0.82%) Law
10 6 (0.82%) Marketing
10 6 (0.82%) French Language
11 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.68%) Games
12 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.41%) German Language
13 3 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.33%) .NET
2 21 (2.87%) XML
3 19 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
4 16 (2.19%) MAPI
5 15 (2.05%) Web Services
6 11 (1.50%) Application Packaging
7 9 (1.23%) Regular Expression
8 8 (1.09%) HTML
9 7 (0.96%) EDI
10 6 (0.82%) CSS
11 5 (0.68%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.41%) Middleware
13 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.27%) XSLT
14 1 (0.14%) Mojolicious
14 1 (0.14%) CSS3
14 1 (0.14%) jQuery
14 1 (0.14%) RESTful
14 1 (0.14%) JSON
14 1 (0.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.87%) Hedge funds
6 20 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (2.60%) iPhone
8 18 (2.46%) PDA
9 16 (2.19%) Replication
10 15 (2.05%) Derivative
11 12 (1.64%) EqualLogic
12 9 (1.23%) User Experience
12 9 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.09%) Clustering
13 8 (1.09%) Eurex
13 8 (1.09%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.96%) SWIFT
14 7 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.82%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 332 (45.36%) Windows
2 177 (24.18%) Linux
3 133 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (13.80%) UNIX
5 80 (10.93%) Windows 7
5 80 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (6.69%) Windows XP
8 31 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (3.42%) Windows Vista
11 18 (2.46%) Android
12 16 (2.19%) Windows 2000
12 16 (2.19%) CentOS
13 14 (1.91%) Solaris
13 14 (1.91%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.50%) SUSE
14 11 (1.50%) Debian
14 11 (1.50%) AIX
15 10 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (13.52%) ITIL
2 58 (7.92%) Project Management
3 26 (3.55%) CRM
4 25 (3.42%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (3.42%) Use Case
5 24 (3.28%) Change Management
6 21 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (2.73%) Service Management
8 19 (2.60%) Low Latency
8 19 (2.60%) ERP
9 18 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (2.46%) Asset Management
10 17 (2.32%) Problem Management
10 17 (2.32%) DevOps
10 17 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (2.19%) Regression Testing
12 15 (2.05%) Migration
12 15 (2.05%) Incident Management
12 15 (2.05%) PRINCE2
12 15 (2.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 237 (32.38%) SQL
2 79 (10.79%) Perl
3 76 (10.38%) Python
4 62 (8.47%) Java
5 35 (4.78%) C
6 33 (4.51%) C++
7 29 (3.96%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.83%) Bash Shell
9 23 (3.14%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.73%) PHP
11 15 (2.05%) C#
12 12 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.37%) AWK
13 10 (1.37%) sed
14 9 (1.23%) JavaScript
15 8 (1.09%) Tcl
15 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.09%) VBA
16 6 (0.82%) ABAP
17 5 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 81 (11.07%) Degree
2 69 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (7.51%) MCSE
4 44 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (4.51%) CCNA
6 28 (3.83%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.60%) MCSA
8 18 (2.46%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.05%) MCITP
10 14 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.78%) CCA
12 11 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.37%) CIMA
13 10 (1.37%) ACCA
13 10 (1.37%) CCNP
14 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (1.09%) HND
15 8 (1.09%) MCP
16 7 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.87%) SLA
2 11 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 7 (0.96%) DO-254
5 4 (0.55%) QA
6 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 164 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 89 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.28%) vSphere
5 16 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.23%) XenApp
7 9 (1.23%) NFS
7 9 (1.23%) Firmware
8 8 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.68%) Samba
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.27%) XenServer
13 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (5.33%) SCOM
2 33 (4.51%) SCCM
3 23 (3.14%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.09%) Puppet
5 6 (0.82%) WSUS
5 6 (0.82%) Cacti
5 6 (0.82%) Opsview
6 5 (0.68%) nmon
6 5 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.55%) Nagios
7 4 (0.55%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.41%) Hyperic
8 3 (0.41%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.41%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.41%) SCSM
8 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 233 (31.83%) Microsoft
2 156 (21.31%) VMware
3 110 (15.03%) Oracle
4 100 (13.66%) Cisco
5 40 (5.46%) Symantec
6 39 (5.33%) Citrix
7 37 (5.05%) HP
7 37 (5.05%) Red Hat
8 30 (4.10%) Apple
9 29 (3.96%) SAP
10 19 (2.60%) NetApp
11 17 (2.32%) CheckPoint
12 16 (2.19%) IBM
12 16 (2.19%) Draytek
13 15 (2.05%) Dell
14 14 (1.91%) Reuters
14 14 (1.91%) Altiris
14 14 (1.91%) Veeam
15 13 (1.78%) GL TRADE
15 13 (1.78%) Fidessa
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + pension, private medical
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
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Posted: Yesterday
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Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
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