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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 624 627 599
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 341 363 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 286 292 368
Average salary £35,250 £35,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £31,568 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +5.22%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 2016. 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 -28 318 £36,500 +1.38% 18
London -13 144 £43,750 +5.42% 7
South East +5 52 £35,000 +16.66% 4
East of England +15 47 £26,500 -19.69%
City of London +50 31 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Hertfordshire +27 29 £27,250 -17.42%
Yorkshire +30 22 £30,000 -13.04%
Essex +19 22 £26,500 -18.46%
South West -6 18 £27,500 -23.61% 2
East Midlands +12 15 £32,705 -6.55% 2
West Yorkshire +21 14 £29,500 +18.00%
Berkshire +18 13 £37,500 -3.22% 2
Leeds +16 12 £28,000 +12.00%
Oxfordshire +3 11 £27,500 +4.76% 1
West Midlands -28 11 £23,500 -37.33% 2
Brentford +12 10 £37,500 +11.11%
Devon +12 9 £27,500 -
Surrey -1 9 £31,250 -5.30%
North West +19 8 £26,000 -1.88% 1
Watford +15 8 £45,000 +36.36%
Wales +8 7 £32,500 +20.37% 1
Scotland 0 7 £32,500 - 1
Exeter +5 6 £27,500 -
Manchester -2 6 £25,000 -17.33% 1
Hampshire -3 6 £32,500 +38.29%
Birmingham -26 6 £23,500 -41.25%
Southampton +4 5 £25,000 +16.27%
Bristol -2 5 £33,250 +6.40%
Reading +17 4 £37,500 -28.57%
Nottingham +14 4 £36,250 +3.57% 1

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 231 (36.04%) Windows
2 200 (31.20%) SQL
3 169 (26.37%) Microsoft
4 160 (24.96%) Active Directory
5 147 (22.93%) Windows Server
6 141 (22.00%) Linux
7 136 (21.22%) SQL Server
8 123 (19.19%) VMware
9 118 (18.41%) Finance
10 96 (14.98%) MS Office
11 94 (14.66%) MS Excel
12 93 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
13 90 (14.04%) Firewall
14 87 (13.57%) Cisco
15 83 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 79 (12.32%) Degree
17 77 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
18 75 (11.70%) MS Exchange
19 71 (11.08%) DNS
20 69 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 67 (10.45%) DHCP
22 65 (10.14%) Windows 7
23 64 (9.98%) Oracle
24 63 (9.83%) VPN
25 59 (9.20%) TCP/IP
26 56 (8.74%) ITIL
26 56 (8.74%) VLAN
26 56 (8.74%) Hyper-V
26 56 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
27 50 (7.80%) Red Hat

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 75 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (5.46%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 28 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 22 (3.43%) IIS
9 14 (2.18%) Apache
10 13 (2.03%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.25%) CMS
12 7 (1.09%) JBoss
12 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.09%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.78%) Confluence
15 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 96 (14.98%) MS Office
2 94 (14.66%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.47%) Revit
5 2 (0.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) HipChat
6 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (0.94%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.62%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.47%) TrackWise
5 2 (0.31%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.31%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.31%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 2 (0.31%) arcHouse
5 2 (0.31%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.31%) Line 500
5 2 (0.31%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.21%) Office 365
2 20 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.09%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.47%) IaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Route 53
6 3 (0.47%) SaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Datadog
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 90 (14.04%) Firewall
2 71 (11.08%) DNS
3 67 (10.45%) DHCP
4 63 (9.83%) VPN
5 59 (9.20%) TCP/IP
6 56 (8.74%) VLAN
7 42 (6.55%) LAN
8 41 (6.40%) SAN
9 38 (5.93%) WAN
10 32 (4.99%) SMTP
11 24 (3.74%) Internet
12 21 (3.28%) DMZ
12 21 (3.28%) IMAP
12 21 (3.28%) Wireless
13 20 (3.12%) NAS
14 17 (2.65%) BGP
14 17 (2.65%) OSPF
15 16 (2.50%) EIGRP
15 16 (2.50%) IPv4
15 16 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (2.03%) MySQL
4 11 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
5 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.78%) QlikView
11 4 (0.62%) Big Data
11 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.47%) Power BI
12 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.09%) JIRA
3 6 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.62%) Subversion
5 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 118 (18.41%) Finance
2 31 (4.84%) Marketing
3 28 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.06%) Banking
4 26 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.96%) Retail
6 16 (2.50%) Billing
6 16 (2.50%) Legal
7 15 (2.34%) Advertising
8 14 (2.18%) Law
9 13 (2.03%) Back Office
10 11 (1.72%) Electronics
11 8 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.78%) Front Office
12 5 (0.78%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.62%) Publishing
14 3 (0.47%) Automotive
15 2 (0.31%) International Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.18%) HTML
2 45 (7.02%) .NET
3 31 (4.84%) LAMP
4 25 (3.90%) CSS
5 21 (3.28%) FIX Protocol
5 21 (3.28%) MAPI
6 20 (3.12%) XML
7 13 (2.03%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.87%) Web Services
9 9 (1.40%) Flash
9 9 (1.40%) Middleware
10 8 (1.25%) Classic ASP
10 8 (1.25%) EDI
10 8 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (1.09%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.09%) jQuery
11 7 (1.09%) XSL
12 6 (0.94%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.78%) MDX
13 5 (0.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.24%) AS400
3 29 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.06%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.90%) Blackberry
7 23 (3.59%) Replication
8 21 (3.28%) iPhone
8 21 (3.28%) PDA
9 19 (2.96%) iSeries
10 11 (1.72%) Equities
11 10 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.40%) Statistics
13 8 (1.25%) e-Learning
13 8 (1.25%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.09%) Eurex
14 7 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 231 (36.04%) Windows
2 147 (22.93%) Windows Server
3 141 (22.00%) Linux
4 83 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (10.14%) Windows 7
7 46 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (7.02%) CentOS
8 45 (7.02%) Unix
9 40 (6.24%) Windows 8
10 33 (5.15%) Ubuntu
10 33 (5.15%) Windows XP
11 23 (3.59%) Windows 10
12 22 (3.43%) Android
12 22 (3.43%) Windows Vista
13 11 (1.72%) Solaris
14 10 (1.56%) Debian
15 9 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.40%) SUSE
16 7 (1.09%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (8.74%) ITIL
2 45 (7.02%) ERP
3 39 (6.08%) CRM
4 35 (5.46%) Change Management
5 24 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (3.74%) Incident Management
6 21 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (3.28%) High Availability
6 21 (3.28%) Logistics
7 20 (3.12%) Project Management
8 19 (2.96%) Service Management
8 19 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (2.81%) Service Delivery
10 17 (2.65%) Change Control
10 17 (2.65%) Migration
10 17 (2.65%) Systems Analysis
11 16 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (2.18%) Campaign Management
12 14 (2.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (31.20%) SQL
2 36 (5.62%) Java
2 36 (5.62%) Python
3 33 (5.15%) RPG
4 32 (4.99%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.84%) Bash Shell
6 26 (4.06%) PowerShell
7 21 (3.28%) C#
8 20 (3.12%) Perl
9 19 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.65%) R
11 16 (2.50%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.87%) C++
12 12 (1.87%) VB
13 11 (1.72%) VBA
14 10 (1.56%) C
15 9 (1.40%) PHP
15 9 (1.40%) Ruby
15 9 (1.40%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 79 (12.32%) Degree
2 31 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.12%) MCSE
5 16 (2.50%) CCNP
6 15 (2.34%) CCSE
6 15 (2.34%) CCSP
6 15 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.87%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.40%) CCNA
8 9 (1.40%) MCSA
9 6 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.78%) CFA
10 5 (0.78%) MBA
10 5 (0.78%) MCITP
10 5 (0.78%) PhD
10 5 (0.78%) VCP5
11 4 (0.62%) HND
12 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.06%) SLA
2 7 (1.09%) QA
3 6 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) GxP
5 1 (0.16%) DICOM
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (24.96%) Active Directory
2 77 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.34%) NFS
5 12 (1.87%) vSphere
5 12 (1.87%) Xen
6 11 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.40%) XenApp
8 8 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (1.09%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.47%) Firmware
11 3 (0.47%) vCloud
11 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.16%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (5.46%) SCCM
2 25 (3.90%) Backup Exec
3 15 (2.34%) Nagios
3 15 (2.34%) SCOM
4 10 (1.56%) Puppet
5 9 (1.40%) WSUS
6 6 (0.94%) Cacti
7 5 (0.78%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.62%) Ansible
8 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.47%) Casper Suite
9 3 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.47%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.31%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 169 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 123 (19.19%) VMware
3 87 (13.57%) Cisco
4 64 (9.98%) Oracle
5 50 (7.80%) Red Hat
6 43 (6.71%) Citrix
7 33 (5.15%) Apple
8 21 (3.28%) Draytek
8 21 (3.28%) IBM
9 20 (3.12%) HP
10 19 (2.96%) Veeam
11 18 (2.81%) Palo Alto
11 18 (2.81%) SAP
12 17 (2.65%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.50%) Google
14 14 (2.18%) Bloomberg
14 14 (2.18%) Juniper
15 11 (1.72%) Dell
16 10 (1.56%) Sun
17 9 (1.40%) EMC
London
Metaskil Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Salary: £25 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: To 23k (depends on experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Metaskil
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum c£40k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 days ago
Abingdon
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Sale
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff University
Salary: From £31,656 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago