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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 560 531 564
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 370 447 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 333 398 293
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,575 £23,500 £22,709
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
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 £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 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -27 353 £35,000 - 33
London -35 131 £40,000 +2.56% 11
South East -5 81 £35,000 +12.90% 9
East of England +23 43 £36,250 +20.83% 1
South West -2 37 £28,500 -2.56% 3
Somerset +22 24 £38,000 +26.66% 2
City of London +16 24 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Kent +26 19 £35,000 -36.36%
Surrey +24 19 £37,500 +11.11% 6
North West +7 17 £26,500 -18.46% 3
Yorkshire +11 16 £32,500 +23.80%
West Midlands -5 16 £23,000 -29.00% 5
Essex +14 15 £38,924 +1.76%
Hertfordshire +9 12 £45,000 +80.00%
Oxfordshire +15 11 £30,000 +3.44%
Manchester +12 10 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Berkshire 0 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Guildford - 10 £35,750 - 3
Gloucestershire +6 9 £25,000 - 1
Suffolk +6 9 £35,000 +59.09%
Hampshire 0 9 £24,500 -10.90%
Ipswich -6 9 £35,000 +59.09%
East Midlands -28 9 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Gloucester - 9 £25,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +15 8 £28,833 +9.83%
Cardiff -2 8 £33,000 +6.45%
South Wales -4 8 £33,000 +31.76%
Wales -6 8 £33,000 +31.76%
Nottinghamshire +3 7 £30,000 -
Brentford - 7 £35,000 -

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 383 (50.80%) Windows
2 255 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 232 (30.77%) SQL
4 213 (28.25%) Active Directory
5 208 (27.59%) Linux
6 196 (25.99%) Finance
7 192 (25.46%) VMware
8 176 (23.34%) SQL Server
9 156 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 126 (16.71%) MS Excel
11 113 (14.99%) Oracle
11 113 (14.99%) MS Office
12 112 (14.85%) MS Exchange
12 112 (14.85%) Firewall
13 111 (14.72%) DNS
13 111 (14.72%) UNIX
14 109 (14.46%) ITIL
15 107 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 107 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 97 (12.86%) Degree
17 91 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 90 (11.94%) SAN
19 89 (11.80%) TCP/IP
20 87 (11.54%) Perl
21 79 (10.48%) Windows 7
22 77 (10.21%) LAN
23 75 (9.95%) Java
24 72 (9.55%) Python
25 70 (9.28%) IIS
25 70 (9.28%) Cisco

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 70 (9.28%) IIS
3 65 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (6.50%) SharePoint
5 33 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 29 (3.85%) Lync
7 28 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (3.18%) Apache
10 19 (2.52%) Tomcat
10 19 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.66%) CMS
13 4 (0.53%) Site Server
13 4 (0.53%) JBoss
13 4 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 126 (16.71%) MS Excel
2 113 (14.99%) MS Office
3 10 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.66%) MS Project
6 3 (0.40%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.27%) InDesign
8 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (1.19%) Northgate Housing
6 8 (1.06%) Agresso
6 8 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
10 3 (0.40%) Infor CRM
10 3 (0.40%) Eikon
10 3 (0.40%) SunGard AvantGard
11 2 (0.27%) SAP SRM
11 2 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.27%) ResourceLink
11 2 (0.27%) Rolfe and Nolan
11 2 (0.27%) Orchard Housing
11 2 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.11%) Office 365
2 22 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.39%) SaaS
4 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.13%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 112 (14.85%) Firewall
2 111 (14.72%) DNS
3 90 (11.94%) SAN
4 89 (11.80%) TCP/IP
5 77 (10.21%) LAN
6 62 (8.22%) WAN
7 57 (7.56%) DHCP
8 40 (5.31%) VPN
9 35 (4.64%) Wireless
10 33 (4.38%) Internet
11 24 (3.18%) VLAN
12 21 (2.79%) NAS
13 16 (2.12%) iSCSI
13 16 (2.12%) SMTP
14 15 (1.99%) VoIP
15 13 (1.72%) WLAN
16 11 (1.46%) Network Security
16 11 (1.46%) IMAP
17 10 (1.33%) IP Telephony
17 10 (1.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (23.34%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (2.92%) MySQL
5 20 (2.65%) Crystal Reports
6 19 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.86%) Redis
10 12 (1.59%) Data Mining
11 10 (1.33%) MS Access
11 10 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.93%) Informix
15 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.66%) DB2
16 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
17 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
17 4 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.66%) Emacs
2 4 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 196 (25.99%) Finance
2 31 (4.11%) Front Office
3 24 (3.18%) Banking
4 19 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.25%) Retail
7 14 (1.86%) Back Office
8 11 (1.46%) Legal
9 9 (1.19%) Electronics
10 8 (1.06%) Advertising
10 8 (1.06%) Marketing
11 7 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.80%) Local Government
13 5 (0.66%) French Language
13 5 (0.66%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.66%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.40%) Law
15 3 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.51%) .NET
2 19 (2.52%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (1.86%) Web Services
4 12 (1.59%) XML
5 10 (1.33%) MAPI
6 9 (1.19%) HTML
7 8 (1.06%) Application Packaging
8 7 (0.93%) CSS
9 6 (0.80%) Regular Expression
10 5 (0.66%) RESTful
11 3 (0.40%) Mojolicious
11 3 (0.40%) JSON
11 3 (0.40%) jQuery
11 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.40%) EDI
12 2 (0.27%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.27%) COM
12 2 (0.27%) WCF
13 1 (0.13%) CSS3
13 1 (0.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 44 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.77%) Management Information System
5 31 (4.11%) Hedge funds
6 26 (3.45%) Blackberry
7 24 (3.18%) Replication
8 23 (3.05%) EqualLogic
9 19 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.99%) Mathematics
11 14 (1.86%) Statistics
12 12 (1.59%) Physics
12 12 (1.59%) iPhone
13 11 (1.46%) PDA
14 9 (1.19%) Derivative
14 9 (1.19%) Eurex
15 8 (1.06%) SWIFT
15 8 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 7 (0.93%) Private Cloud
17 6 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 383 (50.80%) Windows
2 208 (27.59%) Linux
3 156 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (14.72%) UNIX
5 107 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (10.48%) Windows 7
8 45 (5.97%) Windows XP
9 30 (3.98%) Windows 8
10 28 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 19 (2.52%) Windows 2000
13 17 (2.25%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.99%) Solaris
15 12 (1.59%) SUSE
15 12 (1.59%) Debian
16 11 (1.46%) Android
16 11 (1.46%) CentOS
17 9 (1.19%) Mac OS
17 9 (1.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (14.46%) ITIL
2 53 (7.03%) Project Management
3 41 (5.44%) ERP
4 33 (4.38%) CRM
5 29 (3.85%) DevOps
6 27 (3.58%) Change Management
6 27 (3.58%) Electronic Trading
7 26 (3.45%) Service Management
8 22 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (2.79%) Low Latency
10 19 (2.52%) Capacity Management
10 19 (2.52%) Asset Management
11 18 (2.39%) Systems Analysis
11 18 (2.39%) Business Analysis
11 18 (2.39%) Workflow
12 17 (2.25%) Problem Management
12 17 (2.25%) Use Case
13 16 (2.12%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 232 (30.77%) SQL
2 87 (11.54%) Perl
3 75 (9.95%) Java
4 72 (9.55%) Python
5 47 (6.23%) PowerShell
6 35 (4.64%) Shell Script
7 32 (4.24%) Bash Shell
8 30 (3.98%) C
9 23 (3.05%) C++
10 15 (1.99%) C#
11 13 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.46%) JavaScript
12 11 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.46%) VBA
13 9 (1.19%) PHP
13 9 (1.19%) Tcl
14 8 (1.06%) VBScript
15 7 (0.93%) AWK
15 7 (0.93%) sed
16 4 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (12.86%) Degree
2 64 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (6.50%) MCSE
4 35 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (4.51%) CCNA
6 26 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 18 (2.39%) MCSA
8 17 (2.25%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.99%) MCITP
10 14 (1.86%) CCNP
10 14 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.59%) MCP
12 9 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.93%) HND
14 6 (0.80%) CCA
14 6 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.53%) RHCE
15 4 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.31%) SLA
2 7 (0.93%) QA
3 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 213 (28.25%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (8.36%) Hyper-V
4 42 (5.57%) vSphere
5 34 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.72%) XenApp
6 13 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.66%) NFS
7 5 (0.66%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.40%) Firmware
8 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.40%) KVM
8 3 (0.40%) iptables
9 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.13%) UAG
10 1 (0.13%) qmail
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (7.03%) SCOM
2 50 (6.63%) SCCM
3 19 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.12%) SCVMM
5 15 (1.99%) HAProxy
6 12 (1.59%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.80%) WSUS
7 6 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.80%) Cacti
7 6 (0.80%) Puppet
7 6 (0.80%) Opsview
8 4 (0.53%) Nagios
8 4 (0.53%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.40%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 255 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 192 (25.46%) VMware
3 113 (14.99%) Oracle
4 70 (9.28%) Cisco
5 59 (7.82%) Citrix
6 37 (4.91%) Red Hat
7 33 (4.38%) HP
8 31 (4.11%) Symantec
9 23 (3.05%) IBM
10 22 (2.92%) SAP
11 19 (2.52%) Apple
12 17 (2.25%) Veeam
13 16 (2.12%) ServiceNow
14 15 (1.99%) Reuters
15 14 (1.86%) Bloomberg
15 14 (1.86%) Nimble Storage
16 13 (1.72%) Business Objects
17 12 (1.59%) NetApp
17 12 (1.59%) Avaya
18 11 (1.46%) Dell
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Barclay Anderson Limited
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chard, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37454.00 - £45769.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vadis People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Posted: 4 days ago
Dungannon, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £16000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus & full bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum negotiable, healthcare, pension, lif
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago