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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 555 545 582
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 373 414 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 335 361 291
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £22,709
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,787 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+12.62% -

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 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 29 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 -13 350 £35,000 +2.94% 35
London -19 116 £38,750 -3.12% 16
South East -1 88 £35,000 +20.68% 8
East of England +25 43 £38,924 +46.88% 3
South West -5 37 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Surrey +22 26 £37,500 +19.04% 4
Somerset +24 22 £40,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire +1 20 £32,500 +23.80%
Essex +12 18 £39,000 +1.96% 1
City of London -1 17 £43,750 +2.94% 4
North West +20 16 £27,500 -5.17%
East Midlands -21 15 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Yorkshire +6 14 £25,166 -4.13%
West Midlands -9 14 £23,000 -29.00% 3
Kent - 14 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +5 13 £45,000 +125.00% 2
Berkshire +9 12 £37,500 +15.38%
Oxfordshire +12 11 £30,000 +3.44% 2
Manchester +19 10 £45,000 +80.00%
Leeds +7 10 £25,166 -32.89%
Hampshire +3 10 £25,000 -5.66% 1
Gloucester - 10 £25,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 10 £25,000 - 1
South Wales +5 9 £35,000 +19.65% 2
Wales -1 9 £35,000 +19.65% 2
Cardiff -5 9 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Redhill - 9 £35,000 -
Reading +6 7 £37,500 +15.38%
Guildford - 7 £38,500 - 2
Southampton +6 6 £23,500 -14.54%

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 377 (50.95%) Windows
2 254 (34.32%) Microsoft
3 220 (29.73%) SQL
4 209 (28.24%) Active Directory
5 207 (27.97%) Linux
6 191 (25.81%) VMware
7 186 (25.14%) Finance
8 176 (23.78%) SQL Server
9 148 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 128 (17.30%) MS Excel
11 122 (16.49%) MS Office
12 111 (15.00%) DNS
13 110 (14.86%) Oracle
14 107 (14.46%) ITIL
14 107 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 105 (14.19%) UNIX
15 105 (14.19%) Firewall
16 102 (13.78%) Degree
16 102 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 98 (13.24%) MS Exchange
18 88 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003
19 86 (11.62%) TCP/IP
20 85 (11.49%) Perl
20 85 (11.49%) SAN
21 78 (10.54%) Windows 7
22 77 (10.41%) LAN
23 75 (10.14%) IIS
24 74 (10.00%) Java
25 65 (8.78%) Python
25 65 (8.78%) Citrix

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 98 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 75 (10.14%) IIS
3 60 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (6.22%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 29 (3.92%) Lync
7 27 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (3.38%) Apache
9 21 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (2.03%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.68%) Confluence
14 5 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.54%) CMS
15 4 (0.54%) Site Server
15 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.41%) Gentran
16 3 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 128 (17.30%) MS Excel
2 122 (16.49%) MS Office
3 8 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.68%) InDesign
5 5 (0.68%) MS Project
6 3 (0.41%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (1.22%) Agresso
6 8 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (1.08%) Northgate Housing
7 7 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.54%) CODA-Financials
10 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.41%) Maximo
10 3 (0.41%) Infor CRM
10 3 (0.41%) SunGard AvantGard
11 2 (0.27%) SAP SRM
11 2 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.86%) Office 365
2 20 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.30%) SaaS
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (15.00%) DNS
2 105 (14.19%) Firewall
3 86 (11.62%) TCP/IP
4 85 (11.49%) SAN
5 77 (10.41%) LAN
6 63 (8.51%) WAN
7 57 (7.70%) DHCP
8 40 (5.41%) VPN
9 35 (4.73%) Wireless
10 30 (4.05%) Internet
11 23 (3.11%) VLAN
12 19 (2.57%) VoIP
13 18 (2.43%) NAS
14 16 (2.16%) SMTP
15 15 (2.03%) iSCSI
16 13 (1.76%) WLAN
17 11 (1.49%) Intranet
18 10 (1.35%) IMAP
18 10 (1.35%) IP Telephony
19 9 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (2.57%) MySQL
5 17 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.89%) Redis
7 14 (1.89%) Data Mining
8 13 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.22%) MS Access
10 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.68%) Informix
13 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.68%) Big Data
13 5 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (0.95%) JIRA
2 5 (0.68%) Emacs
3 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) MSI
4 1 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 186 (25.14%) Finance
2 29 (3.92%) Front Office
3 22 (2.97%) Banking
4 21 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.70%) Retail
6 19 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.35%) Back Office
7 10 (1.35%) Legal
8 8 (1.08%) Electronics
8 8 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.08%) Advertising
9 7 (0.95%) Law
10 6 (0.81%) Local Government
10 6 (0.81%) French Language
11 5 (0.68%) Marketing
11 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Publishing
14 2 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.32%) .NET
2 17 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (1.62%) Web Services
4 10 (1.35%) XML
5 9 (1.22%) MAPI
5 9 (1.22%) HTML
6 7 (0.95%) CSS
7 6 (0.81%) Application Packaging
7 6 (0.81%) RESTful
8 5 (0.68%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.54%) Mojolicious
9 4 (0.54%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.54%) JSON
9 4 (0.54%) jQuery
10 3 (0.41%) EDI
10 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.27%) COM
11 2 (0.27%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.27%) LAMP
11 2 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 46 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 41 (5.54%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.92%) Hedge funds
6 24 (3.24%) Replication
6 24 (3.24%) Blackberry
7 21 (2.84%) EqualLogic
8 18 (2.43%) Statistics
9 17 (2.30%) Mathematics
9 17 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.89%) Physics
11 11 (1.49%) iPhone
12 10 (1.35%) PDA
13 8 (1.08%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.08%) Eurex
14 7 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 5 (0.68%) Clustering
16 5 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 377 (50.95%) Windows
2 207 (27.97%) Linux
3 148 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 105 (14.19%) UNIX
5 102 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (10.54%) Windows 7
8 46 (6.22%) Windows XP
9 29 (3.92%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (2.84%) Windows Vista
12 19 (2.57%) Windows 2000
13 16 (2.16%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.62%) Solaris
15 11 (1.49%) Debian
15 11 (1.49%) CentOS
16 10 (1.35%) SUSE
16 10 (1.35%) Android
17 9 (1.22%) Mac OS
18 8 (1.08%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (14.46%) ITIL
2 59 (7.97%) Project Management
3 46 (6.22%) ERP
4 33 (4.46%) CRM
5 32 (4.32%) Change Management
6 28 (3.78%) DevOps
7 26 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (3.24%) Service Management
9 24 (3.24%) Electronic Trading
10 23 (3.11%) Asset Management
11 22 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (2.70%) Low Latency
13 17 (2.30%) Capacity Management
13 17 (2.30%) Business Analysis
14 16 (2.16%) Service Delivery
15 15 (2.03%) Systems Analysis
15 15 (2.03%) Incident Management
15 15 (2.03%) PRINCE2
15 15 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 220 (29.73%) SQL
2 85 (11.49%) Perl
3 74 (10.00%) Java
4 65 (8.78%) Python
5 43 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 37 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 27 (3.65%) Bash Shell
7 27 (3.65%) C
8 19 (2.57%) C++
9 16 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.76%) C#
11 11 (1.49%) VBA
12 10 (1.35%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.08%) Tcl
13 8 (1.08%) VBScript
14 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.81%) PHP
15 6 (0.81%) sed
15 6 (0.81%) AWK
16 4 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (13.78%) Degree
2 65 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (7.03%) MCSE
4 34 (4.59%) CCNA
4 34 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.38%) MCSA
6 22 (2.97%) Security Cleared
7 20 (2.70%) MCITP
7 20 (2.70%) MCP
8 14 (1.89%) CCNP
8 14 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.76%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.68%) CCA
11 5 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.54%) RHCE
12 4 (0.54%) MCTS
13 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.41%) SLA
2 6 (0.81%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 209 (28.24%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.57%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (5.41%) vSphere
6 14 (1.89%) XenApp
7 12 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.81%) Firmware
9 5 (0.68%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.54%) NFS
11 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.41%) KVM
11 3 (0.41%) iptables
12 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.14%) qmail
13 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.14%) UAG
13 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 49 (6.62%) SCOM
2 46 (6.22%) SCCM
3 17 (2.30%) SCVMM
4 16 (2.16%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.16%) Tivoli
5 15 (2.03%) HAProxy
6 6 (0.81%) Puppet
6 6 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.68%) WSUS
7 5 (0.68%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.54%) Nagios
8 4 (0.54%) Cacti
8 4 (0.54%) Opsview
9 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.14%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 254 (34.32%) Microsoft
2 191 (25.81%) VMware
3 110 (14.86%) Oracle
4 65 (8.78%) Citrix
5 63 (8.51%) Cisco
6 31 (4.19%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.51%) IBM
8 25 (3.38%) HP
8 25 (3.38%) Symantec
9 21 (2.84%) SAP
10 20 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 17 (2.30%) Apple
12 16 (2.16%) Veeam
13 14 (1.89%) Nimble Storage
13 14 (1.89%) Avaya
14 13 (1.76%) Reuters
14 13 (1.76%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.35%) Northgate
15 10 (1.35%) Cognos
15 10 (1.35%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Essex
Nakama
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus + car allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Scope AT Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Vadis People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Kantar World Panel UK
Salary: £60,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £21000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £34000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Nativ Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum to £70K DOE Plus Bens Plus ESOP
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 8 days ago