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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 549 522 577
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 358 455 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 307 400 284
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 May 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 May 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 -20 343 £36,000 +4.34% 45
London +5 152 £40,000 +7.38% 14
South East -17 58 £31,250 -3.84% 12
East of England +34 45 £35,000 +34.61% 4
South West -13 38 £36,000 +38.46% 8
City of London +22 27 £43,500 +23.40% 3
Somerset +24 22 £40,000 +50.94% 3
West Midlands +2 20 £23,000 -35.79%
North West +18 18 £27,000 -16.92% 2
Kent +20 15 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Hertfordshire +14 14 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Surrey +32 13 £36,000 -4.00% 5
Essex +19 12 £39,000 +1.96%
Manchester +26 11 £30,000 +4.34%
Birmingham -9 10 £40,000 -
Guildford - 10 £32,750 - 2
Suffolk +18 9 £35,000 +59.09%
Hampshire +2 9 £25,000 -13.79% 1
Ipswich 0 9 £35,000 +59.09%
Stansted +20 7 £30,000 -45.45%
Bath +14 7 £36,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire +13 7 £34,500 +31.42% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £41,000 +28.72% 1
Berkshire -2 7 £37,500 +12.78% 1
East Midlands -18 7 £35,000 -7.89%
Cambridge +15 6 £33,500 +5.18% 1
West Sussex +2 6 £27,500 -5.17% 1
Gloucestershire -7 6 £25,000 - 2
Cardiff +6 5 £27,000 +1.54% 1
Crawley +5 5 £27,500 -24.13%

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 363 (49.79%) Windows
2 251 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 229 (31.41%) SQL
4 193 (26.47%) Linux
5 184 (25.24%) Active Directory
6 182 (24.97%) Finance
7 168 (23.05%) SQL Server
8 166 (22.77%) VMware
9 139 (19.07%) MS Excel
10 138 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 114 (15.64%) MS Exchange
12 111 (15.23%) Oracle
12 111 (15.23%) MS Office
13 105 (14.40%) UNIX
14 99 (13.58%) ITIL
15 97 (13.31%) Firewall
16 95 (13.03%) Cisco
17 94 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 93 (12.76%) DNS
19 90 (12.35%) TCP/IP
20 87 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
21 84 (11.52%) Windows 7
21 84 (11.52%) Degree
22 82 (11.25%) Perl
22 82 (11.25%) SAN
22 82 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
23 75 (10.29%) Python
24 72 (9.88%) LAN
24 72 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
25 65 (8.92%) Java

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 114 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 61 (8.37%) IIS
2 61 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (4.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (3.57%) Lync
8 23 (3.16%) Apache
9 17 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (2.06%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.82%) CMS
12 5 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.55%) nginx
13 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.55%) JBoss
13 4 (0.55%) Site Server
14 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 139 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 111 (15.23%) MS Office
3 13 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) MS Project
6 3 (0.41%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
4 13 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.96%) Northgate Housing
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle AGIS
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.82%) Agresso
8 5 (0.69%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.69%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.69%) SAP FI-AP
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.69%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.92%) SaaS
2 14 (1.92%) Office 365
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 97 (13.31%) Firewall
2 93 (12.76%) DNS
3 90 (12.35%) TCP/IP
4 82 (11.25%) SAN
5 72 (9.88%) LAN
6 60 (8.23%) WAN
7 56 (7.68%) DHCP
8 44 (6.04%) VPN
9 40 (5.49%) Wireless
10 30 (4.12%) Internet
11 25 (3.43%) VLAN
12 20 (2.74%) SMTP
13 19 (2.61%) NAS
13 19 (2.61%) VoIP
14 15 (2.06%) IMAP
14 15 (2.06%) WLAN
14 15 (2.06%) DMZ
15 10 (1.37%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.37%) FTP
15 10 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (23.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.74%) MySQL
4 20 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
7 12 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.37%) MS Access
10 8 (1.10%) Redis
10 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.96%) Informix
12 6 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.69%) DB2
14 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.55%) Big Data
14 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.55%) Emacs
3 2 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.27%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 182 (24.97%) Finance
2 35 (4.80%) Front Office
3 27 (3.70%) Banking
4 23 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.33%) Back Office
5 17 (2.33%) Retail
6 13 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.65%) Legal
8 9 (1.23%) Electronics
8 9 (1.23%) Marketing
9 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.82%) French Language
11 5 (0.69%) Advertising
11 5 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.55%) Games
13 3 (0.41%) Law
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.08%) .NET
2 19 (2.61%) Web Services
3 17 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (2.06%) MAPI
5 14 (1.92%) XML
6 11 (1.51%) Application Packaging
7 9 (1.23%) HTML
8 7 (0.96%) CSS
9 6 (0.82%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.82%) EDI
10 4 (0.55%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.41%) JSON
11 3 (0.41%) jQuery
11 3 (0.41%) RESTful
11 3 (0.41%) Mojolicious
12 2 (0.27%) COM
12 2 (0.27%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.27%) Middleware
13 1 (0.14%) LAMP
13 1 (0.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 38 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.25%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.98%) Blackberry
5 24 (3.29%) Hedge funds
6 21 (2.88%) Replication
7 20 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.47%) iPhone
9 17 (2.33%) EqualLogic
10 16 (2.19%) PDA
11 14 (1.92%) Derivative
12 12 (1.65%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.23%) Physics
14 8 (1.10%) SWIFT
14 8 (1.10%) Eurex
14 8 (1.10%) Statistics
14 8 (1.10%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.96%) Clustering
16 6 (0.82%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 363 (49.79%) Windows
2 193 (26.47%) Linux
3 138 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 105 (14.40%) UNIX
5 87 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (11.52%) Windows 7
7 82 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (7.27%) Windows XP
9 33 (4.53%) Windows 8
10 27 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (3.43%) Windows Vista
12 17 (2.33%) Android
13 16 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 15 (2.06%) Windows 2000
15 14 (1.92%) Solaris
16 13 (1.78%) CentOS
17 11 (1.51%) SUSE
17 11 (1.51%) Debian
18 9 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (1.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (13.58%) ITIL
2 56 (7.68%) Project Management
3 31 (4.25%) CRM
4 29 (3.98%) Change Management
5 27 (3.70%) Electronic Trading
6 24 (3.29%) ERP
7 22 (3.02%) Use Case
7 22 (3.02%) DevOps
8 21 (2.88%) Low Latency
8 21 (2.88%) Asset Management
8 21 (2.88%) Service Management
9 20 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (2.19%) Regression Testing
13 15 (2.06%) Incident Management
13 15 (2.06%) Systems Analysis
13 15 (2.06%) Workflow
13 15 (2.06%) PRINCE2
13 15 (2.06%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 229 (31.41%) SQL
2 82 (11.25%) Perl
3 75 (10.29%) Python
4 65 (8.92%) Java
5 39 (5.35%) PowerShell
6 31 (4.25%) C
7 27 (3.70%) C++
7 27 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 26 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.19%) PHP
10 14 (1.92%) C#
11 11 (1.51%) VBA
11 11 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.37%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.10%) Tcl
15 7 (0.96%) AWK
15 7 (0.96%) sed
16 6 (0.82%) VBScript
17 4 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (11.52%) Degree
2 72 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (7.82%) MCSE
4 45 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (5.21%) CCNA
6 27 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.61%) MCSA
8 18 (2.47%) SC Cleared
9 16 (2.19%) MCITP
10 15 (2.06%) CCNP
11 11 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.51%) MCP
12 10 (1.37%) CCA
12 10 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (1.10%) MCTS
15 6 (0.82%) HND
15 6 (0.82%) ACCA
15 6 (0.82%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.49%) SLA
2 8 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.55%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.27%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.27%) DO-254
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 184 (25.24%) Active Directory
2 94 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.54%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.62%) vSphere
5 19 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.51%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.96%) XenApp
8 6 (0.82%) NFS
8 6 (0.82%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.69%) Firmware
10 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.27%) iptables
12 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.27%) Samba
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.14%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (6.72%) SCCM
2 47 (6.45%) SCOM
3 23 (3.16%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.23%) SCVMM
5 8 (1.10%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.96%) Puppet
7 6 (0.82%) Cacti
7 6 (0.82%) Opsview
7 6 (0.82%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.82%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.69%) WSUS
9 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.55%) Nagios
9 4 (0.55%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.41%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.27%) nmon
11 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 251 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 166 (22.77%) VMware
3 111 (15.23%) Oracle
4 95 (13.03%) Cisco
5 43 (5.90%) Citrix
6 40 (5.49%) Symantec
7 36 (4.94%) HP
8 35 (4.80%) Red Hat
9 27 (3.70%) SAP
10 26 (3.57%) Apple
11 18 (2.47%) IBM
11 18 (2.47%) Veeam
12 15 (2.06%) NetApp
12 15 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 15 (2.06%) Draytek
13 14 (1.92%) Reuters
13 14 (1.92%) Altiris
14 13 (1.78%) GL TRADE
14 13 (1.78%) Fidessa
15 12 (1.65%) Dell
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits, training, progression
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newry, County Down
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Smithers Pira
Salary: Competitive plus generous Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 32000 and 38000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £29500.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £34-36k+
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
EU-Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
RecruitX
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago