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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 553 589 524
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 374 291 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 323 255 354
Average salary £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +21 357 £34,500 +11.29% 34
London +9 133 £40,500 +19.11% 12
South East +31 105 £30,000 -3.22% 7
City of London +13 45 £50,000 -4.76% 5
East Sussex +2 36 £28,000 -34.11% 2
Brighton +6 34 £28,000 -44.00% 2
Yorkshire -33 28 £31,000 +6.89% 1
East Midlands +1 27 £40,000 +60.00% 2
South West -9 24 £29,500 +16.83% 2
East of England -30 18 £25,000 -19.35% 4
Hampshire -17 16 £26,500 -30.26% 3
West Midlands -20 15 £31,500 +3.27% 1
Leicestershire +13 14 £47,500 +39.70%
West Yorkshire -32 14 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Leicester +14 13 £52,500 +54.41%
Berkshire -5 13 £32,500 +4.00% 1
Surrey +1 12 £31,500 +2.43%
Oxfordshire +7 11 £28,975 -6.53%
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £32,500 +32.65% 1
Leeds -26 9 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Reading 0 8 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 8 £28,000 -25.33% 3
West Sussex +2 7 £31,000 -29.54%
Derbyshire -7 7 £27,500 -21.42% 1
North Yorkshire -10 7 £25,000 -16.66%
South Yorkshire -11 7 £31,000 +36.36%
Scotland -14 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Middlesbrough - 7 £25,000 -
Wales +7 6 £31,000 -1.47% 1
South Wales +7 6 £31,000 -1.47% 1

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 376 (45.52%) Windows
2 313 (37.89%) SQL
3 269 (32.57%) Microsoft
4 198 (23.97%) Finance
5 184 (22.28%) MS Excel
6 174 (21.07%) Active Directory
7 171 (20.70%) SQL Server
8 165 (19.98%) VMware
9 162 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 161 (19.49%) Linux
11 120 (14.53%) MS Office
12 119 (14.41%) TCP/IP
13 116 (14.04%) MS Exchange
14 115 (13.92%) Degree
15 107 (12.95%) Oracle
16 106 (12.83%) DNS
17 104 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
18 102 (12.35%) Citrix
19 99 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 92 (11.14%) ITIL
21 89 (10.77%) UNIX
22 81 (9.81%) Cisco
23 71 (8.60%) Project Management
24 70 (8.47%) Firewall
25 69 (8.35%) DHCP
26 67 (8.11%) .NET
27 63 (7.63%) IIS
28 62 (7.51%) SAN
28 62 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
29 61 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 116 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 63 (7.63%) IIS
3 62 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (4.60%) SharePoint
5 36 (4.36%) Apache
6 26 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (3.03%) Tomcat
7 25 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.82%) Node.js
10 11 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.09%) Lync
11 9 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.61%) JOnAS
14 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
14 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 184 (22.28%) MS Excel
2 120 (14.53%) MS Office
3 10 (1.21%) SPSS
4 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 21 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 15 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
5 14 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
5 14 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 14 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
6 11 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 10 (1.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (1.09%) Agresso
9 8 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.85%) SalesLogix
11 6 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.73%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.61%) Academy Housing
12 5 (0.61%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.82%) Office 365
2 13 (1.57%) SaaS
3 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.12%) Taleo
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (14.41%) TCP/IP
2 106 (12.83%) DNS
3 70 (8.47%) Firewall
4 69 (8.35%) DHCP
5 62 (7.51%) SAN
6 61 (7.38%) VPN
7 54 (6.54%) Internet
8 53 (6.42%) LAN
9 43 (5.21%) WAN
10 37 (4.48%) HTTP
11 33 (4.00%) FTP
12 27 (3.27%) VLAN
13 26 (3.15%) VoIP
14 22 (2.66%) SSH
15 21 (2.54%) LDAP
16 20 (2.42%) NAS
17 19 (2.30%) Wireless
18 17 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
19 13 (1.57%) Intranet
20 12 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (4.00%) MySQL
5 32 (3.87%) Crystal Reports
6 31 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (2.91%) SQL Server 2000
8 22 (2.66%) MS Access
9 19 (2.30%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.97%) DTS
15 6 (0.73%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.73%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Toad
1 10 (1.21%) JIRA
2 9 (1.09%) Subversion
3 6 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.61%) JUnit
4 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.12%) Hudson
8 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.12%) Ant
8 1 (0.12%) PVCS
General
1 198 (23.97%) Finance
2 29 (3.51%) Back Office
2 29 (3.51%) Retail
3 25 (3.03%) Banking
4 23 (2.78%) Legal
5 21 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.18%) Front Office
7 18 (2.18%) Law
8 14 (1.69%) Publishing
9 13 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 12 (1.45%) Billing
11 7 (0.85%) Advertising
12 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.61%) Marketing
12 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.48%) French Language
13 4 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.11%) .NET
2 31 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 26 (3.15%) XML
4 25 (3.03%) LAMP
5 19 (2.30%) HTML
6 17 (2.06%) .NET Framework
7 15 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
8 14 (1.69%) CSS
8 14 (1.69%) Web Services
8 14 (1.69%) Software Packaging
8 14 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.09%) Middleware
10 8 (0.97%) Java EE
11 6 (0.73%) Spring
11 6 (0.73%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.61%) Ajax
12 5 (0.61%) JMX
12 5 (0.61%) GWT
12 5 (0.61%) jQuery
13 4 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.36%) Management Information System
2 29 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 27 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.78%) Hedge funds
5 20 (2.42%) Replication
6 12 (1.45%) Open Source
7 11 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 11 (1.33%) Clustering
7 11 (1.33%) E-Learning
7 11 (1.33%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.09%) Wiki
8 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.73%) EPoS
10 6 (0.73%) CMDB
11 5 (0.61%) STB
11 5 (0.61%) Streaming Media
11 5 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.61%) Equities
11 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 376 (45.52%) Windows
2 162 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 161 (19.49%) Linux
4 104 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 89 (10.77%) UNIX
6 55 (6.66%) Windows 7
7 48 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (5.45%) Windows XP
9 33 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 25 (3.03%) Solaris
11 12 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.21%) Debian
14 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.85%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.73%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.73%) Android
16 6 (0.73%) CentOS
16 6 (0.73%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.61%) SVR4
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (11.14%) ITIL
2 71 (8.60%) Project Management
3 54 (6.54%) ERP
4 47 (5.69%) CRM
5 38 (4.60%) Service Delivery
5 38 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (3.87%) Change Management
7 32 (3.87%) Change Control
8 23 (2.78%) Workflow
9 22 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (2.66%) Configuration Management
9 22 (2.66%) Load Balancing
10 21 (2.54%) Problem Management
11 18 (2.18%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (2.18%) Asset Management
12 17 (2.06%) Risk Management
13 16 (1.94%) Release Management
14 15 (1.82%) Time Management
14 15 (1.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 313 (37.89%) SQL
2 52 (6.30%) Java
3 48 (5.81%) T-SQL
4 43 (5.21%) Python
5 31 (3.75%) Perl
6 28 (3.39%) PHP
7 27 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 24 (2.91%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.42%) VB
9 20 (2.42%) C#
10 16 (1.94%) C
11 13 (1.57%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.45%) VBA
12 12 (1.45%) C++
12 12 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.33%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.97%) Ruby
15 6 (0.73%) ABAP
16 3 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 115 (13.92%) Degree
2 55 (6.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (4.12%) MCSE
4 23 (2.78%) MCP
5 21 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.42%) MCSA
7 17 (2.06%) CCNA
8 14 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (1.69%) MCDBA
9 13 (1.57%) CCA
10 12 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.21%) MCITP
11 10 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.97%) Security Cleared
13 6 (0.73%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.73%) HND
14 5 (0.61%) ACCA
14 5 (0.61%) CIMA
15 4 (0.48%) CCNP
16 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.90%) SLA
2 23 (2.78%) QA
3 10 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 174 (21.07%) Active Directory
2 99 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.24%) XenApp
5 15 (1.82%) vSphere
6 12 (1.45%) Postfix
6 12 (1.45%) Xen
6 12 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (0.85%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.73%) VMware Server
9 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.61%) XenServer
11 4 (0.48%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.36%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.36%) KVM
13 2 (0.24%) NFS
13 2 (0.24%) Samba
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 28 (3.39%) Backup Exec
2 25 (3.03%) Nagios
3 24 (2.91%) SCCM
4 20 (2.42%) WSUS
5 17 (2.06%) SCOM
6 8 (0.97%) Puppet
7 7 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.61%) Netcool
9 4 (0.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 4 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 4 (0.48%) DameWare
9 4 (0.48%) WMI
9 4 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.24%) Cacti
Vendors
1 269 (32.57%) Microsoft
2 165 (19.98%) VMware
3 107 (12.95%) Oracle
4 102 (12.35%) Citrix
5 81 (9.81%) Cisco
6 40 (4.84%) SAP
7 34 (4.12%) HP
8 27 (3.27%) Symantec
9 22 (2.66%) Sun
10 21 (2.54%) Red Hat
11 18 (2.18%) JBoss
11 18 (2.18%) NetApp
12 17 (2.06%) Northgate
12 17 (2.06%) F5
13 16 (1.94%) Apple
13 16 (1.94%) Sybase
14 15 (1.82%) CODA
15 14 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (1.57%) Capita
16 13 (1.57%) Cognos
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Fully financed training
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Gwent
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 21000-22000 Per Annum None
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £28500 per annum - benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chadderton, Lancashire
Hays IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £34,000 to £53,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £53,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago