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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 541 548 586
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 379 398 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 296 329 286
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £27,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -6 372 £35,000 +3.96% 42
London +2 161 £41,000 +4.45% 14
South East -6 86 £30,000 -14.28% 9
East of England +37 47 £30,000 +9.09% 4
South West -14 26 £33,818 +35.27% 3
Surrey -4 25 £26,500 -24.28% 1
Hertfordshire +14 24 £32,500 +19.26% 1
City of London -6 21 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Hampshire 0 20 £24,750 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -10 19 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North West +5 16 £27,500 -38.88% 6
Berkshire -1 16 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Birmingham +6 15 £40,000 +40.14%
Hemel Hempstead -11 15 £35,000 +75.00% 1
Yorkshire -14 10 £28,250 +11.50% 1
Guildford +7 8 £32,250 -7.85% 1
East Midlands -2 8 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Manchester -12 8 £30,486 -32.25% 2
Wiltshire - 8 £34,500 - 3
Kent +23 7 £30,000 -
Cambridge +20 7 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +19 7 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Essex +9 7 £25,500 -29.16%
Bristol +7 7 £31,500 -3.07%
West Yorkshire -9 7 £25,000 -1.32% 1
Southampton -14 7 £22,500 -23.72%
Stansted - 7 £30,000 -
Somerset +9 6 £36,000 +50.00%
Bath +5 6 £36,000 +50.00%
Leeds -14 6 £25,750 +1.63% 1

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 335 (43.96%) Windows
2 258 (33.86%) SQL
3 232 (30.45%) Microsoft
4 179 (23.49%) Linux
5 176 (23.10%) Finance
6 164 (21.52%) VMware
7 161 (21.13%) Active Directory
8 156 (20.47%) MS Excel
9 150 (19.69%) SQL Server
10 124 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 121 (15.88%) MS Office
12 120 (15.75%) Oracle
13 110 (14.44%) Cisco
14 109 (14.30%) MS Exchange
15 102 (13.39%) ITIL
16 92 (12.07%) UNIX
16 92 (12.07%) Degree
17 91 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 90 (11.81%) TCP/IP
19 81 (10.63%) Perl
20 79 (10.37%) Python
20 79 (10.37%) DNS
20 79 (10.37%) Firewall
21 73 (9.58%) Windows 7
22 66 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
23 64 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
24 61 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
25 60 (7.87%) Java
26 57 (7.48%) LAN
26 57 (7.48%) DHCP

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 109 (14.30%) MS Exchange
2 56 (7.35%) IIS
2 56 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 32 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 29 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 26 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.89%) Apache
8 19 (2.49%) Lync
9 11 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.44%) CMS
10 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.52%) Site Server
13 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.52%) Gentran
13 4 (0.52%) nginx
14 3 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 156 (20.47%) MS Excel
2 121 (15.88%) MS Office
3 17 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) Abaqus
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (2.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
4 14 (1.84%) Agresso
5 12 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (1.31%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (1.31%) Oracle AGIS
8 7 (0.92%) SAP FI-AP
8 7 (0.92%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.92%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.66%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.18%) SaaS
3 7 (0.92%) Office 365
4 5 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.52%) IaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
7 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.81%) TCP/IP
2 79 (10.37%) DNS
2 79 (10.37%) Firewall
3 57 (7.48%) DHCP
3 57 (7.48%) LAN
4 54 (7.09%) SAN
5 50 (6.56%) WAN
6 48 (6.30%) VPN
7 35 (4.59%) Internet
8 28 (3.67%) VoIP
9 27 (3.54%) VLAN
10 21 (2.76%) Wireless
11 20 (2.62%) SMTP
12 15 (1.97%) IMAP
12 15 (1.97%) NAS
13 14 (1.84%) DMZ
14 13 (1.71%) SSH
15 12 (1.57%) FTP
16 10 (1.31%) Wireshark
17 9 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (3.67%) MySQL
2 28 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 27 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.44%) MS Access
6 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.66%) Informix
10 5 (0.66%) DB2
11 4 (0.52%) DTS
11 4 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.39%) Maven
3 3 (0.39%) JIRA
4 2 (0.26%) Toad
4 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 176 (23.10%) Finance
2 30 (3.94%) Banking
3 25 (3.28%) Front Office
4 23 (3.02%) Back Office
4 23 (3.02%) Retail
5 22 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.10%) Legal
7 10 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.92%) Electronics
9 6 (0.79%) Advertising
9 6 (0.79%) Law
9 6 (0.79%) Games
9 6 (0.79%) French Language
9 6 (0.79%) Billing
10 5 (0.66%) Marketing
10 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.72%) .NET
2 23 (3.02%) XML
3 17 (2.23%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (1.97%) Web Services
5 13 (1.71%) MAPI
6 11 (1.44%) HTML
7 9 (1.18%) Application Packaging
8 8 (1.05%) Regular Expression
8 8 (1.05%) CSS
9 7 (0.92%) EDI
9 7 (0.92%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.66%) Middleware
11 4 (0.52%) LAMP
11 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.39%) Spring
12 3 (0.39%) XSLT
13 2 (0.26%) libvirt
14 1 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
14 1 (0.13%) Java EE
14 1 (0.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 33 (4.33%) Blackberry
5 24 (3.15%) Hedge funds
6 17 (2.23%) Derivative
7 16 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (2.10%) iPhone
8 15 (1.97%) PDA
9 12 (1.57%) Replication
9 12 (1.57%) EqualLogic
10 10 (1.31%) User Experience
10 10 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.18%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.18%) Clustering
12 7 (0.92%) Equities
12 7 (0.92%) CCTV
13 6 (0.79%) Eurex
14 5 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 335 (43.96%) Windows
2 179 (23.49%) Linux
3 124 (16.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (12.07%) UNIX
5 73 (9.58%) Windows 7
6 66 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (5.25%) Windows XP
9 28 (3.67%) Windows 8
10 25 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (3.02%) Windows Vista
12 18 (2.36%) Android
13 16 (2.10%) CentOS
14 13 (1.71%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.71%) Solaris
15 12 (1.57%) Mac OS X
15 12 (1.57%) Ubuntu
16 11 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (1.18%) SUSE
17 9 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (13.39%) ITIL
2 56 (7.35%) Project Management
3 33 (4.33%) CRM
4 28 (3.67%) ERP
5 24 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (2.89%) Service Management
6 22 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (2.89%) Use Case
7 21 (2.76%) Service Delivery
7 21 (2.76%) Change Management
8 20 (2.62%) Asset Management
9 19 (2.49%) PRINCE2
9 19 (2.49%) Configuration Management
10 18 (2.36%) E-Commerce
11 17 (2.23%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (2.10%) Problem Management
12 16 (2.10%) Electronic Trading
13 15 (1.97%) Incident Management
13 15 (1.97%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (33.86%) SQL
2 81 (10.63%) Perl
3 79 (10.37%) Python
4 60 (7.87%) Java
5 42 (5.51%) Bash Shell
6 32 (4.20%) C
6 32 (4.20%) C++
7 30 (3.94%) PHP
8 29 (3.81%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.97%) C#
11 13 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.44%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.31%) AWK
14 9 (1.18%) sed
15 7 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.79%) ABAP
16 6 (0.79%) Tcl
16 6 (0.79%) VBA
17 5 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (12.07%) Degree
2 61 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (6.17%) MCSE
4 42 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (3.94%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.54%) CCNA
7 16 (2.10%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.84%) MCSA
9 13 (1.71%) MCITP
10 12 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.44%) CCA
12 10 (1.31%) ACCA
12 10 (1.31%) CIMA
13 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (1.05%) HND
15 7 (0.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.04%) SLA
2 14 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.92%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.92%) DO-254
4 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.52%) QA
6 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 91 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.36%) vSphere
5 15 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.97%) XenApp
6 12 (1.57%) Firmware
6 12 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.31%) NFS
7 10 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.79%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.66%) Samba
10 5 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.52%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.52%) XenServer
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 38 (4.99%) SCOM
2 29 (3.81%) SCCM
3 23 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.84%) Puppet
5 9 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.92%) Cacti
6 7 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.92%) Opsview
7 6 (0.79%) nmon
7 6 (0.79%) WSUS
8 5 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.52%) Nagios
9 4 (0.52%) OpenView
9 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.52%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.39%) SCSM
11 2 (0.26%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 232 (30.45%) Microsoft
2 164 (21.52%) VMware
3 120 (15.75%) Oracle
4 110 (14.44%) Cisco
5 45 (5.91%) Citrix
6 40 (5.25%) Red Hat
6 40 (5.25%) Symantec
7 34 (4.46%) HP
8 30 (3.94%) SAP
8 30 (3.94%) Apple
9 23 (3.02%) NetApp
10 18 (2.36%) Dell
11 17 (2.23%) CheckPoint
12 16 (2.10%) Veeam
13 15 (1.97%) Reuters
14 14 (1.84%) Business Objects
15 13 (1.71%) Draytek
16 12 (1.57%) Bloomberg
16 12 (1.57%) Altiris
17 11 (1.44%) Remedy
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City of London
Energon Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + pension, private medical
Posted: 23 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff University
Salary: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum (Grade 6)
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Flexible depending on experience +package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Gold Group
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + package & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 12 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
JB Leitch
Salary: £0 - £120,000+ per year
Posted: 12 days ago