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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 641 588 600
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 315 377 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 258 282 311
Average salary £34,500 £33,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 -41 285 £35,000 +6.06% 39
London -24 112 £37,500 - 18
East of England +2 39 £30,250 +0.83% 4
South West +8 32 £28,000 -9.67% 2
North West +31 26 £33,500 +61.44%
South East -74 25 £40,000 +37.93% 11
Devon +19 21 £27,500 -6.77% 1
East Midlands +14 21 £32,909 -25.20%
City of London +52 20 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Yorkshire +24 17 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Hertfordshire +16 17 £30,500 +52.50% 1
Essex 0 15 £29,500 -34.44%
Wales - 15 £32,500 -
Cheshire +35 12 £37,000 +51.02%
Exeter +7 12 £28,000 -5.08% 1
West Yorkshire +6 12 £30,000 +9.09%
Leeds +5 12 £30,000 +13.20%
Manchester +24 11 £20,000 +6.66%
Brentford +8 11 £37,500 +7.14%
West Midlands -15 11 £40,000 +60.00% 2
South Wales - 11 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 11 £32,500 -
Derbyshire - 11 £32,909 -
Hampshire -14 9 £47,500 +72.72% 5
Plymouth - 9 £18,000 -
Derby - 9 £28,136 -
Northamptonshire +5 8 £34,500 +53.33%
Scotland +6 7 £37,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 7 £45,000 +55.17% 1
Colchester -14 7 £29,500 -46.36%

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 224 (37.46%) Windows
2 199 (33.28%) SQL
3 146 (24.41%) Linux
4 143 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 129 (21.57%) Active Directory
6 128 (21.40%) SQL Server
7 124 (20.74%) Finance
8 118 (19.73%) Windows Server
9 116 (19.40%) VMware
10 86 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
11 84 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 77 (12.88%) Degree
13 74 (12.37%) ITIL
14 68 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 67 (11.20%) MS Exchange
16 66 (11.04%) MS Office
17 61 (10.20%) MS Excel
17 61 (10.20%) Cisco
17 61 (10.20%) Firewall
18 59 (9.87%) TCP/IP
19 56 (9.36%) DNS
20 54 (9.03%) Windows 7
21 51 (8.53%) ERP
21 51 (8.53%) Unix
22 50 (8.36%) Oracle
22 50 (8.36%) HTML
23 48 (8.03%) Java
24 46 (7.69%) AS400
24 46 (7.69%) Red Hat
25 45 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 67 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 44 (7.36%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (3.51%) IIS
5 18 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.01%) Apache
8 12 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.50%) CMS
11 3 (0.50%) Drupal
11 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.50%) Moodle
11 3 (0.50%) Totara
11 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 66 (11.04%) MS Office
2 61 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Revit
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
5 1 (0.17%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (1.00%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.50%) Aareon QL
4 3 (0.50%) Academy Housing
4 3 (0.50%) arcHouse
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.50%) Line 500
4 3 (0.50%) MIS ActiveH
4 3 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.50%) OPENHousing
4 3 (0.50%) Orchard Housing
4 3 (0.50%) Salerio
4 3 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.50%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.51%) Office 365
2 11 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.67%) SaaS
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.33%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Datadog
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 61 (10.20%) Firewall
2 59 (9.87%) TCP/IP
3 56 (9.36%) DNS
4 41 (6.86%) DHCP
5 37 (6.19%) VPN
6 36 (6.02%) LAN
6 36 (6.02%) SAN
7 32 (5.35%) WAN
8 30 (5.02%) VLAN
9 22 (3.68%) VoIP
10 14 (2.34%) Internet
10 14 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.17%) SMTP
12 11 (1.84%) HTTP
12 11 (1.84%) SSH
13 10 (1.67%) Skype
13 10 (1.67%) SSL
14 9 (1.51%) Wireless
14 9 (1.51%) Wireshark
15 8 (1.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (3.34%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (2.51%) MySQL
4 15 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.34%) Big Data
6 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.84%) QlikView
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.67%) Informix
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.33%) JIRA
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.17%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 124 (20.74%) Finance
2 30 (5.02%) Manufacturing
3 26 (4.35%) Marketing
4 25 (4.18%) Retail
5 24 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.18%) Banking
7 16 (2.68%) Advertising
8 15 (2.51%) Law
9 14 (2.34%) Electronics
9 14 (2.34%) Legal
10 10 (1.67%) Back Office
11 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.00%) Front Office
13 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.50%) Billing
14 3 (0.50%) Games
14 3 (0.50%) Publishing
15 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.36%) HTML
2 40 (6.69%) .NET
3 27 (4.52%) LAMP
4 22 (3.68%) FIX Protocol
5 15 (2.51%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.51%) Flash
6 13 (2.17%) CSS
6 13 (2.17%) XML
7 11 (1.84%) Web Services
8 10 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.51%) EDI
10 8 (1.34%) 802.1X
10 8 (1.34%) jQuery
11 6 (1.00%) Classic ASP
11 6 (1.00%) Middleware
11 6 (1.00%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.67%) ADO.NET
12 4 (0.67%) JSON
12 4 (0.67%) MAPI
12 4 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.69%) AS400
3 26 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.18%) iSeries
7 16 (2.68%) Replication
8 13 (2.17%) Blackberry
9 12 (2.01%) Eurex
10 10 (1.67%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.17%) e-Learning
12 7 (1.17%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.00%) Equities
14 5 (0.84%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.84%) Statistics
15 4 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 224 (37.46%) Windows
2 146 (24.41%) Linux
3 118 (19.73%) Windows Server
4 68 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (9.03%) Windows 7
6 51 (8.53%) Unix
7 45 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (6.69%) CentOS
9 30 (5.02%) Ubuntu
10 27 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (3.18%) Windows 8
12 16 (2.68%) Windows XP
13 15 (2.51%) Solaris
14 14 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (2.17%) SUSE
16 12 (2.01%) Debian
16 12 (2.01%) Fedora
17 9 (1.51%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.51%) openSUSE
17 9 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (12.37%) ITIL
2 51 (8.53%) ERP
3 34 (5.69%) Change Management
4 31 (5.18%) Project Management
5 30 (5.02%) CRM
6 28 (4.68%) Incident Management
7 27 (4.52%) Asset Management
8 20 (3.34%) Service Delivery
8 20 (3.34%) Service Management
8 20 (3.34%) Systems Analysis
9 19 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (3.01%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (2.84%) Network Management
11 17 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (2.84%) Workflow
12 16 (2.68%) Migration
13 15 (2.51%) Campaign Management
13 15 (2.51%) Logistics
13 15 (2.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 199 (33.28%) SQL
2 48 (8.03%) Java
3 34 (5.69%) RPG
4 30 (5.02%) Bash Shell
5 29 (4.85%) JavaScript
5 29 (4.85%) Python
6 28 (4.68%) T-SQL
7 22 (3.68%) Perl
8 21 (3.51%) C#
9 19 (3.18%) C
10 17 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.51%) R
12 13 (2.17%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.01%) C++
13 12 (2.01%) Tcl
14 8 (1.34%) VB
15 7 (1.17%) PHP
16 6 (1.00%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.00%) VBA
17 5 (0.84%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 77 (12.88%) Degree
2 36 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (4.18%) MCSE
4 21 (3.51%) MCITP
5 20 (3.34%) MCSA
6 17 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.51%) MCP
8 13 (2.17%) Security Cleared
9 11 (1.84%) CCNA
10 7 (1.17%) CFA
10 7 (1.17%) MBA
10 7 (1.17%) PhD
10 7 (1.17%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.00%) CCNP
12 5 (0.84%) CCSE
12 5 (0.84%) CCSP
12 5 (0.84%) HND
12 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.50%) ISEB
13 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.51%) SLA
2 10 (1.67%) QA
3 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 84 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (1.17%) vSphere
6 5 (0.84%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.84%) Xen
6 5 (0.84%) XenApp
7 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.50%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.50%) iptables
8 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.33%) Firmware
9 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.33%) NFS
9 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.17%) UAG
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (4.01%) SCCM
2 15 (2.51%) Nagios
3 12 (2.01%) SCOM
4 10 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.17%) WSUS
6 5 (0.84%) Cacti
6 5 (0.84%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.67%) logstash
8 3 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.50%) Puppet
8 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 143 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 116 (19.40%) VMware
3 61 (10.20%) Cisco
4 50 (8.36%) Oracle
5 46 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 36 (6.02%) Citrix
7 29 (4.85%) SAP
8 22 (3.68%) Bloomberg
9 21 (3.51%) Apple
10 20 (3.34%) IBM
11 18 (3.01%) HP
12 15 (2.51%) Reuters
13 14 (2.34%) EMC
14 12 (2.01%) Fidessa
14 12 (2.01%) GL TRADE
14 12 (2.01%) NYFIX
14 12 (2.01%) Patsystems
14 12 (2.01%) Sun
15 9 (1.51%) Veeam
16 8 (1.34%) CQG
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47500 Per Annum plus comprehensive benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Netsource Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £38-40,000 (negotiable) + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Theta Partners
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
james joseph associates
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: To £40,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£40k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey, Sussex, Reigate, Crawley, Epsom,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey, Sussex, Reigate, Crawley, Epsom,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey, Sussex, Reigate, Crawley, Epsom,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey, Sussex, Reigate, Crawley, Epsom,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey, Sussex, Reigate, Crawley, Epsom,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + generous bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Exeter
aap3
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago