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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 531 533 553
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 391 385 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 315 317 322
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £57,500 £55,900
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £29,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -8.66%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 +1 383 £34,000 +4.61% 32
London -17 149 £40,000 - 9
South East +35 108 £31,500 -3.07% 10
Hampshire +12 41 £35,000 -4.76% 7
City of London -10 36 £42,500 -11.45% 2
East of England -19 34 £35,500 +29.09% 4
South West -9 32 £28,500 -6.55% 4
Berkshire +20 21 £30,500 -22.78%
North West -15 20 £26,625 -3.18% 2
Surrey -2 18 £31,500 -10.00%
Essex -1 15 £41,500 +53.70% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 15 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -25 15 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Liverpool +30 13 £34,000 +36.00%
Merseyside +21 13 £34,000 +36.00%
West Yorkshire -7 13 £27,500 +18.11% 1
West Midlands -32 13 £22,500 -10.00%
Reading +14 12 £37,500 +3.44%
Birmingham -16 12 £20,000 -20.00%
Wiltshire -2 11 £27,000 -20.58% 2
East Midlands +20 9 £42,750 -28.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £37,000 +54.16% 1
Devon -14 9 £29,500 +41.82% 2
Exeter +8 7 £29,500 +41.82%
Kent -1 7 £22,500 -4.25%
East Sussex -2 7 £35,000 - 1
Brighton -2 7 £35,000 - 1
Leeds -12 7 £35,000 +141.37%
Guildford -14 7 £41,250 +17.85%
Gosport - 7 - -

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 346 (44.99%) Windows
2 241 (31.34%) Microsoft
3 236 (30.69%) SQL
4 179 (23.28%) Linux
5 177 (23.02%) VMware
6 160 (20.81%) Active Directory
7 155 (20.16%) MS Excel
8 143 (18.60%) Finance
9 136 (17.69%) SQL Server
10 130 (16.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 116 (15.08%) MS Office
12 113 (14.69%) Degree
13 109 (14.17%) MS Exchange
14 108 (14.04%) Cisco
15 107 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 104 (13.52%) Oracle
17 94 (12.22%) TCP/IP
18 88 (11.44%) DNS
19 87 (11.31%) ITIL
20 84 (10.92%) UNIX
21 79 (10.27%) Citrix
21 79 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
22 67 (8.71%) Windows 7
23 66 (8.58%) SLA
24 64 (8.32%) DHCP
25 60 (7.80%) Java
26 57 (7.41%) Project Management
27 56 (7.28%) Firewall
28 55 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
29 51 (6.63%) LAN

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 109 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 49 (6.37%) IIS
3 38 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.12%) Apache
6 18 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.95%) Lync
9 13 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.56%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.56%) Node.js
11 11 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (1.43%) JBoss
12 10 (1.30%) CMS
13 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.52%) WorkSite
15 3 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 155 (20.16%) MS Excel
2 116 (15.08%) MS Office
3 16 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.91%) SPSS
5 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.13%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (2.08%) Agresso
4 12 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (1.43%) SAP FI
5 11 (1.43%) SAP CO
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (1.30%) Oracle AGIS
7 8 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.91%) SAP FI-AP
8 7 (0.91%) ResourceLink
8 7 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.99%) SaaS
2 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.52%) IaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Office 365
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.13%) Taleo
5 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 94 (12.22%) TCP/IP
2 88 (11.44%) DNS
3 64 (8.32%) DHCP
4 56 (7.28%) Firewall
5 51 (6.63%) SAN
5 51 (6.63%) LAN
6 50 (6.50%) WAN
7 49 (6.37%) VPN
8 42 (5.46%) Internet
8 42 (5.46%) VLAN
9 38 (4.94%) FTP
9 38 (4.94%) VoIP
10 25 (3.25%) SSH
11 21 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (2.47%) HTTP
13 18 (2.34%) Wireshark
14 17 (2.21%) Intranet
15 13 (1.69%) OpenVPN
15 13 (1.69%) DSL
16 12 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (4.68%) MySQL
4 24 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.30%) MS Access
7 10 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.52%) Hyperion Smart View
11 4 (0.52%) DTS
11 4 (0.52%) Essbase
12 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.39%) Big Data
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Toad
1 7 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.78%) JUnit
2 6 (0.78%) Subversion
3 3 (0.39%) Maven
3 3 (0.39%) JIRA
3 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.13%) Ant
5 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 143 (18.60%) Finance
2 33 (4.29%) Retail
3 28 (3.64%) Front Office
4 26 (3.38%) Banking
5 23 (2.99%) Back Office
6 22 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.34%) Legal
8 17 (2.21%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.43%) Law
10 10 (1.30%) Billing
11 6 (0.78%) Games
12 5 (0.65%) Advertising
12 5 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) French Language
14 3 (0.39%) Marketing
14 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.94%) XML
2 28 (3.64%) .NET
3 16 (2.08%) LAMP
4 15 (1.95%) Web Services
5 13 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
5 13 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
6 11 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (1.30%) HTML
8 9 (1.17%) Spring
8 9 (1.17%) Java EE
8 9 (1.17%) Middleware
9 8 (1.04%) CSS
10 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.78%) Ajax
11 6 (0.78%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.78%) GWT
11 6 (0.78%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.65%) XSLT
12 5 (0.65%) EDI
12 5 (0.65%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 23 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.43%) Statistics
5 11 (1.43%) User Experience
6 10 (1.30%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.30%) Wiki
6 10 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.04%) Replication
7 8 (1.04%) E-Learning
7 8 (1.04%) Derivative
8 7 (0.91%) Fat Client
8 7 (0.91%) Thin Client
8 7 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.78%) PDA
9 6 (0.78%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.78%) iPhone
10 5 (0.65%) CMDB
10 5 (0.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 346 (44.99%) Windows
2 179 (23.28%) Linux
3 130 (16.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (10.92%) UNIX
5 79 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 67 (8.71%) Windows 7
7 42 (5.46%) Windows XP
8 36 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 19 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (1.56%) Android
13 11 (1.43%) Solaris
13 11 (1.43%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.30%) CentOS
15 9 (1.17%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.04%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.78%) AIX
18 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (11.31%) ITIL
2 57 (7.41%) Project Management
3 41 (5.33%) ERP
4 33 (4.29%) Service Delivery
5 31 (4.03%) CRM
6 28 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (3.12%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (2.99%) Asset Management
8 23 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (2.86%) Configuration Management
10 21 (2.73%) Mentoring
11 19 (2.47%) Workflow
11 19 (2.47%) E-Commerce
11 19 (2.47%) Migration
12 18 (2.34%) Change Control
13 16 (2.08%) Problem Management
13 16 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (2.08%) Incident Management
14 15 (1.95%) Change Management
14 15 (1.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (30.69%) SQL
2 60 (7.80%) Java
3 50 (6.50%) Python
4 46 (5.98%) Perl
5 42 (5.46%) PHP
6 32 (4.16%) Bash Shell
7 30 (3.90%) PowerShell
8 27 (3.51%) C++
9 23 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.21%) C
11 16 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.95%) C#
13 10 (1.30%) VB
14 8 (1.04%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.91%) ABAP
15 7 (0.91%) VBA
16 5 (0.65%) AWK
17 4 (0.52%) XPath
17 4 (0.52%) sed
18 3 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 113 (14.69%) Degree
2 46 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (4.29%) MCSE
5 27 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.73%) CCNA
6 21 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (2.34%) CCA
8 15 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (1.82%) ACCA
9 14 (1.82%) CIMA
10 13 (1.69%) MCITP
10 13 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (1.43%) MCSA
12 10 (1.30%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.30%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.17%) MCP
14 8 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
16 6 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.58%) SLA
2 12 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.17%) QA
5 7 (0.91%) DO-178B
5 7 (0.91%) DO-254
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 160 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 107 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.25%) XenApp
5 13 (1.69%) Postfix
5 13 (1.69%) Firmware
6 12 (1.56%) VMware Server
7 10 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 10 (1.30%) vSphere
8 9 (1.17%) NFS
8 9 (1.17%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.78%) Xen
10 6 (0.78%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.65%) XenServer
12 4 (0.52%) Samba
12 4 (0.52%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (3.38%) Backup Exec
2 25 (3.25%) SCCM
2 25 (3.25%) SCOM
3 14 (1.82%) WSUS
3 14 (1.82%) Puppet
4 11 (1.43%) Nagios
4 11 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.65%) nmon
6 5 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.52%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.52%) OpenView
7 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (0.52%) Opsview
8 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.39%) SCSM
9 2 (0.26%) Ansible
9 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 241 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 177 (23.02%) VMware
3 108 (14.04%) Cisco
4 104 (13.52%) Oracle
5 79 (10.27%) Citrix
6 39 (5.07%) Red Hat
7 35 (4.55%) SAP
7 35 (4.55%) Symantec
8 26 (3.38%) HP
8 26 (3.38%) NetApp
9 18 (2.34%) Apple
10 17 (2.21%) Dell
10 17 (2.21%) F5
11 15 (1.95%) Polycom
12 13 (1.69%) Mitel
13 11 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.30%) IBM
15 9 (1.17%) Sun
15 9 (1.17%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.17%) Northgate
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £5K package
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20000 - 25000 with excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25000 - 30000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harwich, Essex
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £29000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Devon
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £29000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £22,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Unspecified Flexible depending on experience + attractive package
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Incommunities
Salary: From £31,160 to £34,894 per annum + 2 hours overtime each week
Posted: 11 days ago