The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Server Support in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 199 196 203
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 11 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.090% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.096% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 2
Average salary £32,000 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.36% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,300 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £28,700 £31,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Server Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4813 4174 4589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.82% 94.39% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4242 3477 4004
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Server Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Server Support across the West Midlands region.

Server Support Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Server Support
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Server Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Server Support Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Server Support
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
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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
Coventry -6 4 £38,750 -
Warwickshire - 4 £33,250 -
Birmingham - 2 £29,000 -
Solihull - 1 £27,500 -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Server 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 Server Support in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) VMware
3 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (47.62%) DNS
7 9 (42.86%) Cisco
7 9 (42.86%) DHCP
7 9 (42.86%) Citrix
7 9 (42.86%) SAN
7 9 (42.86%) MCSE
7 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (42.86%) vSphere
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (38.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (38.10%) MCSA
8 8 (38.10%) IIS
9 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
9 7 (33.33%) Symantec
10 6 (28.57%) Backup Exec
10 6 (28.57%) Finance
10 6 (28.57%) HP
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 6 (28.57%) MCITP
11 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (23.81%) SCOM
11 5 (23.81%) Linux

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Server 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 Server Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) IIS
2 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (4.76%) CMS
6 1 (4.76%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DNS
2 9 (42.86%) SAN
2 9 (42.86%) DHCP
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall
6 1 (4.76%) SSH
6 1 (4.76%) VLAN
6 1 (4.76%) Intranet
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) COM
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
2 2 (9.52%) Line Management
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) MCSE
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (38.10%) MCSA
3 6 (28.57%) MCITP
4 4 (19.05%) VCP4
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
1 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) vSphere
3 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (14.29%) vCloud
5 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 4 (19.05%) WSUS
3 4 (19.05%) MOM
4 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.76%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) VMware
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 7 (33.33%) Symantec
5 6 (28.57%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) CommVault
6 5 (23.81%) NetApp
7 4 (19.05%) EMC
8 2 (9.52%) IBM
9 1 (4.76%) Finjan
9 1 (4.76%) EPiServer