Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Server Support
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 724 620
Rank change year-on-year -83 -104 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 390 586 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 328 530 773
UK median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £61,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Server Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -103 374 £34,500 -1.43% 34
UK excluding London -90 200 £30,000 -7.69% 26
London +11 177 £37,500 -11.76% 8
South East -39 75 £27,500 -15.38% 6
Midlands +18 48 £37,500 +15.38% 5
East Midlands +21 33 £37,500 +20.00% 1
North of England -37 32 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Yorkshire +15 26 £27,500 -4.35%
East of England +12 23 £35,000 - 5
South West +10 19 £29,500 -1.67% 2
West Midlands +6 15 £38,314 +17.89% 4
North West -44 6 £27,000 -22.86% 8
Wales - 2 £23,375 -
Scotland +18 1 - -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, Server Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 365 (93.59%) Windows
2 312 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 254 (65.13%) Active Directory
4 218 (55.90%) Microsoft
5 205 (52.56%) VMware
6 155 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 152 (38.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 152 (38.97%) MS Exchange
8 150 (38.46%) Office 365
9 145 (37.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 143 (36.67%) Firewall
11 136 (34.87%) DNS
12 135 (34.62%) Hyper-V
13 117 (30.00%) DHCP
14 104 (26.67%) Cisco
15 96 (24.62%) Windows 7
16 88 (22.56%) VPN
17 83 (21.28%) TCP/IP
17 83 (21.28%) Linux
18 79 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
19 75 (19.23%) Degree
20 72 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
21 71 (18.21%) SharePoint
22 70 (17.95%) LAN
22 70 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
23 68 (17.44%) PowerShell
24 66 (16.92%) Windows 10
25 62 (15.90%) WAN
26 57 (14.62%) ITIL
26 57 (14.62%) SQL Server

Server Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 152 (38.97%) MS Exchange
2 71 (18.21%) SharePoint
3 70 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (8.46%) Skype for Business
6 29 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (5.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (3.59%) IIS
8 14 (3.59%) Tomcat
9 12 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.82%) Apache
11 5 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.51%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.51%) JBoss
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (4.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 150 (38.46%) Office 365
2 44 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.31%) IaaS
5 8 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.79%) PaaS
7 4 (1.03%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 143 (36.67%) Firewall
2 136 (34.87%) DNS
3 117 (30.00%) DHCP
4 88 (22.56%) VPN
5 83 (21.28%) TCP/IP
6 70 (17.95%) LAN
7 62 (15.90%) WAN
8 46 (11.79%) VLAN
9 42 (10.77%) SAN
10 39 (10.00%) MPLS
11 34 (8.72%) Wireless
12 28 (7.18%) VoIP
13 24 (6.15%) Skype
14 17 (4.36%) Internet
15 11 (2.82%) WebEx
16 9 (2.31%) NAS
17 7 (1.79%) IPsec
18 5 (1.28%) 3G
18 5 (1.28%) DSL
18 5 (1.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.33%) MySQL
3 13 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Selenium
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (11.79%) Finance
2 13 (3.33%) Banking
2 13 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.79%) Retail
5 6 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Front Office
8 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.82%) Software Packaging
2 7 (1.79%) WAP
3 6 (1.54%) .NET
4 4 (1.03%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.03%) Web Services
5 3 (0.77%) Middleware
6 2 (0.51%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) ADSI
7 1 (0.26%) Flash
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.26%) WSH
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.41%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.33%) Hedge funds
5 11 (2.82%) Clustering
5 11 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.56%) Replication
7 9 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.03%) Fintech
9 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.51%) Fedwire
9 2 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) PKI
9 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 365 (93.59%) Windows
2 312 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 155 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 145 (37.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (24.62%) Windows 7
6 83 (21.28%) Linux
7 79 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (16.92%) Windows 10
9 48 (12.31%) Windows XP
10 36 (9.23%) Windows 8
11 22 (5.64%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.56%) Mac OS
13 9 (2.31%) Android
13 9 (2.31%) Unix
14 8 (2.05%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.54%) CentOS
16 6 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (14.62%) ITIL
2 32 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (6.41%) Change Management
4 21 (5.38%) Service Management
5 18 (4.62%) Mentoring
6 12 (3.08%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.08%) Information Security
6 12 (3.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 11 (2.82%) Line Management
7 11 (2.82%) Migration
7 11 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (2.82%) Task Automation
8 9 (2.31%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (2.05%) Project Management
10 7 (1.79%) E-Commerce
10 7 (1.79%) Patch Management
11 6 (1.54%) DevOps
11 6 (1.54%) High Availability
11 6 (1.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.44%) PowerShell
2 45 (11.54%) SQL
3 5 (1.28%) C#
4 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.51%) Java
4 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.51%) Perl
4 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.51%) VB
5 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (19.23%) Degree
2 72 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (11.03%) MCSE
4 35 (8.97%) MCSA
5 31 (7.95%) MCP
6 27 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.82%) CCNA
8 11 (2.82%) Master's Degree
9 10 (2.56%) GNVQ
9 10 (2.56%) HND
10 9 (2.31%) MCITP
11 8 (2.05%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.05%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.54%) CCNP
13 5 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.77%) MCDST
15 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.51%) LPIC
15 2 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.85%) SLA
2 10 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 254 (65.13%) Active Directory
2 152 (38.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (34.62%) Hyper-V
4 45 (11.54%) vSphere
5 28 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (2.31%) VMware Server
8 7 (1.79%) UAG
8 7 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.79%) XenApp
9 5 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.03%) XenServer
11 3 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.51%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (10.77%) Backup Exec
2 39 (10.00%) SCCM
3 28 (7.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (4.62%) SCOM
5 11 (2.82%) Ansible
6 10 (2.56%) DameWare
6 10 (2.56%) Perfmon
7 8 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (2.05%) Puppet
8 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (1.79%) WSUS
9 5 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.03%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.51%) SCSM
11 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 218 (55.90%) Microsoft
2 205 (52.56%) VMware
3 104 (26.67%) Cisco
4 55 (14.10%) Citrix
5 44 (11.28%) HP
6 32 (8.21%) Symantec
7 31 (7.95%) Meraki
7 31 (7.95%) Veeam
8 24 (6.15%) Dell
9 23 (5.90%) Draytek
10 19 (4.87%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.62%) NETGEAR
12 17 (4.36%) 3Com
12 17 (4.36%) D-Link
12 17 (4.36%) Linksys
13 16 (4.10%) NetApp
14 13 (3.33%) SonicWALL
14 13 (3.33%) Veritas
14 13 (3.33%) WatchGuard
15 12 (3.08%) Avaya