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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 544 547 545
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 372 377 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 284 312 296
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £32,958
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -5 366 £33,000 -5.03% 34
London -6 146 £40,000 - 18
South East +8 102 £29,000 -17.14% 1
East of England +23 48 £30,000 +9.09% 6
Hampshire +13 31 £25,000 -9.09%
Berkshire +15 24 £36,750 -18.33%
City of London -16 23 £45,000 - 3
Surrey -15 21 £38,000 +8.57% 1
South West -25 20 £31,500 +26.00% 3
Hertfordshire +5 18 £27,000 +3.84% 2
West Midlands -15 17 £31,250 +9.48%
Essex -3 14 £45,000 +66.66% 1
North West -16 14 £20,000 -55.55% 1
Birmingham -7 13 - -
Hemel Hempstead -12 12 £28,500 +20.00% 1
Reading +2 11 £45,000 +44.00%
Yorkshire -7 11 £26,500 -4.50% 2
Southampton -8 11 £22,500 -23.72%
Wiltshire +11 10 £33,750 -
Merseyside - 10 £20,000 -
Liverpool - 10 £20,000 -
West Yorkshire -13 9 £25,000 -9.90%
East Midlands +26 8 £44,000 +60.00% 2
Kent +12 8 £22,500 -4.25%
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £29,500 -30.58% 2
Leeds -14 8 £25,750 +71.66%
Stansted - 8 £22,500 -
Cambridge +4 6 £28,250 -29.37% 2
Guildford -4 6 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Slough +7 5 £30,500 -32.22%

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 328 (42.54%) Windows
2 264 (34.24%) SQL
3 229 (29.70%) Microsoft
4 175 (22.70%) Linux
5 167 (21.66%) VMware
6 162 (21.01%) SQL Server
7 161 (20.88%) Active Directory
8 158 (20.49%) Finance
9 144 (18.68%) MS Excel
10 124 (16.08%) Oracle
11 120 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 105 (13.62%) MS Office
13 103 (13.36%) MS Exchange
14 101 (13.10%) Degree
15 100 (12.97%) Cisco
16 99 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
17 96 (12.45%) ITIL
18 89 (11.54%) UNIX
19 72 (9.34%) Firewall
20 71 (9.21%) Windows 7
21 70 (9.08%) TCP/IP
21 70 (9.08%) DNS
22 68 (8.82%) Python
23 67 (8.69%) Perl
24 65 (8.43%) Java
25 62 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
26 57 (7.39%) Citrix
27 55 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
28 54 (7.00%) SLA
28 54 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 103 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (5.58%) IIS
4 35 (4.54%) SharePoint
5 27 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.46%) Apache
8 17 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.20%) Lync
9 13 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.43%) CMS
11 9 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.78%) JBoss
13 6 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.78%) Node.js
14 4 (0.52%) Gentran
14 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 144 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 105 (13.62%) MS Office
3 13 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.91%) SPSS
6 3 (0.39%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.13%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (2.08%) Agresso
4 14 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle AGIS
7 9 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (1.17%) SAP FI
7 9 (1.17%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.91%) SAP FI-AP
9 6 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 5 (0.65%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.33%) SaaS
2 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.52%) IaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Office 365
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.13%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.34%) Firewall
2 70 (9.08%) TCP/IP
2 70 (9.08%) DNS
3 52 (6.74%) LAN
4 50 (6.49%) DHCP
5 49 (6.36%) VPN
5 49 (6.36%) SAN
6 47 (6.10%) WAN
7 40 (5.19%) Internet
8 27 (3.50%) VoIP
9 26 (3.37%) VLAN
10 20 (2.59%) FTP
11 16 (2.08%) SMTP
12 15 (1.95%) Intranet
13 14 (1.82%) Wireless
14 12 (1.56%) SSH
14 12 (1.56%) HTTP
15 11 (1.43%) IMAP
16 10 (1.30%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (3.76%) MySQL
5 28 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.30%) MS Access
9 10 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.52%) DTS
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.52%) DB2
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.39%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Toad
1 7 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.65%) Subversion
4 3 (0.39%) Maven
4 3 (0.39%) JIRA
4 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.13%) Ant
6 1 (0.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 158 (20.49%) Finance
2 28 (3.63%) Banking
3 27 (3.50%) Retail
4 25 (3.24%) Back Office
5 23 (2.98%) Front Office
5 23 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.82%) Aerospace
6 14 (1.82%) Legal
7 10 (1.30%) Billing
7 10 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.91%) Games
9 6 (0.78%) Law
9 6 (0.78%) Electronics
9 6 (0.78%) French Language
10 5 (0.65%) Marketing
10 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) Advertising
11 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.80%) .NET
2 28 (3.63%) XML
3 16 (2.08%) Web Services
4 14 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (1.56%) HTML
6 9 (1.17%) MAPI
6 9 (1.17%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.04%) Regular Expression
7 8 (1.04%) Middleware
7 8 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (0.91%) CSS
8 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.91%) EDI
9 6 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.52%) Spring
10 4 (0.52%) XSLT
10 4 (0.52%) LAMP
11 2 (0.26%) Java EE
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 29 (3.76%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 16 (2.08%) Derivative
7 12 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.56%) User Experience
7 12 (1.56%) iPhone
8 10 (1.30%) PDA
8 10 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.17%) Statistics
10 8 (1.04%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.04%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.91%) E-Learning
12 6 (0.78%) Equities
12 6 (0.78%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 328 (42.54%) Windows
2 175 (22.70%) Linux
3 120 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (11.54%) UNIX
5 71 (9.21%) Windows 7
6 62 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (4.67%) Windows XP
9 27 (3.50%) Windows 8
9 27 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.82%) Android
12 13 (1.69%) CentOS
13 11 (1.43%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.43%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.30%) Solaris
14 10 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.17%) AIX
16 7 (0.91%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (12.45%) ITIL
2 47 (6.10%) Project Management
3 38 (4.93%) CRM
4 34 (4.41%) ERP
5 27 (3.50%) Service Delivery
6 25 (3.24%) Configuration Management
6 25 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (2.85%) Asset Management
8 21 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (2.46%) Change Management
9 19 (2.46%) Service Management
9 19 (2.46%) Incident Management
10 18 (2.33%) Use Case
10 18 (2.33%) Mentoring
11 17 (2.20%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (2.20%) Problem Management
11 17 (2.20%) Systems Analysis
11 17 (2.20%) Migration
12 16 (2.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 264 (34.24%) SQL
2 68 (8.82%) Python
3 67 (8.69%) Perl
4 65 (8.43%) Java
5 34 (4.41%) PHP
5 34 (4.41%) Bash Shell
6 33 (4.28%) C++
7 32 (4.15%) PowerShell
8 30 (3.89%) C
9 18 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.20%) C#
11 16 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.17%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.17%) AWK
13 8 (1.04%) sed
13 8 (1.04%) VB
14 7 (0.91%) ABAP
14 7 (0.91%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.78%) VBA
16 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 101 (13.10%) Degree
2 55 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (4.93%) MCSE
3 38 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (4.15%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.85%) CCNA
6 17 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (1.95%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (1.82%) CCA
9 13 (1.69%) MCITP
10 12 (1.56%) MCSA
11 11 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (1.30%) ACCA
12 10 (1.30%) CIMA
13 8 (1.04%) HND
14 7 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.00%) SLA
2 14 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.91%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.91%) DO-254
3 7 (0.91%) QA
4 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 161 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 99 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.46%) XenApp
5 15 (1.95%) vSphere
6 14 (1.82%) Firmware
7 13 (1.69%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.30%) NFS
8 10 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.17%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.17%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.91%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.65%) Samba
11 5 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.52%) XenServer
13 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (4.41%) SCOM
2 29 (3.76%) SCCM
3 25 (3.24%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.08%) Puppet
5 12 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.30%) WSUS
7 8 (1.04%) Opsview
8 7 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.78%) nmon
9 6 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.78%) Cacti
10 5 (0.65%) Nagios
11 4 (0.52%) OpenView
11 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (0.52%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.39%) SCSM
12 3 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 229 (29.70%) Microsoft
2 167 (21.66%) VMware
3 124 (16.08%) Oracle
4 100 (12.97%) Cisco
5 57 (7.39%) Citrix
6 47 (6.10%) Red Hat
7 37 (4.80%) Symantec
8 34 (4.41%) HP
9 33 (4.28%) SAP
10 24 (3.11%) Apple
11 23 (2.98%) Dell
12 21 (2.72%) NetApp
13 17 (2.20%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.69%) Veeam
15 12 (1.56%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.43%) IBM
16 11 (1.43%) Sun
16 11 (1.43%) Remedy
16 11 (1.43%) Altiris
16 11 (1.43%) F5
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