Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 940 827 701
Rank change year-on-year -113 -126 -103
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 238 364 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 229 316 582
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,200 £24,000 £23,050
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £56,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.51% -2.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -111 235 £35,000 +7.69% 32
UK excluding London -50 138 £32,500 +8.33% 25
London -67 99 £35,000 -12.50% 8
South East -31 51 £31,250 +13.64% 10
North of England +24 49 £32,500 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire +31 33 £40,000 +53.85% 6
North West +13 16 £25,500 -5.56% 4
East of England -28 13 £31,250 -10.71% 1
South West +3 12 £33,000 -5.71% 1
Midlands -18 11 £31,000 -17.33% 1
West Midlands +14 6 £28,750 +4.55% 1
East Midlands -25 5 £33,500 -10.67%
Scotland -30 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Server Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 221 (92.86%) Windows
2 184 (77.31%) Windows Server
3 175 (73.53%) Active Directory
4 123 (51.68%) VMware
5 104 (43.70%) Microsoft
6 77 (32.35%) Office 365
7 70 (29.41%) Firewall
8 69 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 60 (25.21%) TCP/IP
12 56 (23.53%) SCCM
12 56 (23.53%) DNS
13 53 (22.27%) MS Exchange
14 52 (21.85%) Finance
15 51 (21.43%) SQL Server
16 50 (21.01%) ITIL
16 50 (21.01%) SAN
17 47 (19.75%) Hyper-V
18 45 (18.91%) PowerShell
19 44 (18.49%) SQL
20 43 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
21 42 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
22 40 (16.81%) Linux
23 36 (15.13%) DHCP
23 36 (15.13%) HP
24 33 (13.87%) LAN
24 33 (13.87%) Degree
25 32 (13.45%) Cisco
26 31 (13.03%) WAN

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 53 (22.27%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.82%) Apache
3 20 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.40%) WebLogic
4 18 (7.56%) Tomcat
4 18 (7.56%) WebSphere
5 14 (5.88%) JBoss
5 14 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 13 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.94%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.52%) IIS
8 6 (2.52%) nginx
9 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (32.35%) Office 365
2 43 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (8.40%) SaaS
5 8 (3.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) G Suite
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (29.41%) Firewall
2 60 (25.21%) TCP/IP
3 56 (23.53%) DNS
4 50 (21.01%) SAN
5 36 (15.13%) DHCP
6 33 (13.87%) LAN
7 31 (13.03%) WAN
8 21 (8.82%) NAS
9 14 (5.88%) HTTP
9 14 (5.88%) VoIP
10 9 (3.78%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (3.78%) VPN
11 7 (2.94%) Network Security
11 7 (2.94%) Skype
11 7 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.10%) Internet
12 5 (2.10%) VLAN
13 4 (1.68%) Wireless
14 2 (0.84%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.84%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.30%) MySQL
3 14 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 14 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.52%) JIRA
General
1 52 (21.85%) Finance
2 9 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.94%) Electronics
3 7 (2.94%) Legal
3 7 (2.94%) Retail
4 6 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.10%) Marketing
6 4 (1.68%) Law
7 3 (1.26%) German Language
8 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.98%) Middleware
2 15 (6.30%) LDAP
3 14 (5.88%) LAMP
3 14 (5.88%) Web Services
4 7 (2.94%) J2EE
5 6 (2.52%) EJB
6 3 (1.26%) CSS
6 3 (1.26%) HTML
7 2 (0.84%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.42%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.68%) iPhone
7 3 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.26%) Clustering
7 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) Replication
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 2 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 221 (92.86%) Windows
2 184 (77.31%) Windows Server
3 69 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (16.81%) Linux
6 27 (11.34%) Windows 7
7 24 (10.08%) Windows 10
8 15 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (5.04%) Unix
10 8 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.68%) Android
13 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.01%) ITIL
2 16 (6.72%) Release Management
3 15 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 14 (5.88%) Web Operations
5 10 (4.20%) Problem Management
6 9 (3.78%) Mentoring
6 9 (3.78%) Server Patching
6 9 (3.78%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.36%) Load Balancing
8 7 (2.94%) DevOps
9 6 (2.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.52%) Kanban
9 6 (2.52%) Microservices
9 6 (2.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (2.52%) Open Source
9 6 (2.52%) Patch Management
9 6 (2.52%) Proactive Monitoring
9 6 (2.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.91%) PowerShell
2 44 (18.49%) SQL
3 15 (6.30%) Perl
4 14 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.94%) Java
6 6 (2.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 5 (2.10%) C#
8 3 (1.26%) VB
9 2 (0.84%) C++
9 2 (0.84%) Python
9 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (13.87%) Degree
2 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (5.88%) MCSE
5 12 (5.04%) MCP
6 11 (4.62%) MCSA
7 9 (3.78%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.36%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.10%) BC Cleared
9 5 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.68%) CCNA
10 4 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.26%) CCNP
11 3 (1.26%) MCITP
12 2 (0.84%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.42%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.40%) SLA
2 9 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.52%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.84%) GDPR
7 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 175 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 63 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (19.75%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.92%) vSphere
5 23 (9.66%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (6.30%) XenApp
7 14 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (5.46%) XenDesktop
9 10 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (3.78%) ProxySG
11 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.84%) XenServer
14 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (23.53%) SCCM
2 31 (13.03%) SCOM
3 20 (8.40%) Puppet
4 18 (7.56%) vCenter Server
5 10 (4.20%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.84%) Opsview
7 2 (0.84%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.42%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 123 (51.68%) VMware
2 104 (43.70%) Microsoft
3 36 (15.13%) HP
4 32 (13.45%) Cisco
5 28 (11.76%) Citrix
6 24 (10.08%) NetApp
7 22 (9.24%) Oracle
8 21 (8.82%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.72%) Hitachi
9 16 (6.72%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.36%) Dell
11 6 (2.52%) Dynatrace
11 6 (2.52%) Juniper
12 5 (2.10%) McAfee
12 5 (2.10%) SAP
12 5 (2.10%) Sophos
13 4 (1.68%) Apple
13 4 (1.68%) Avaya
13 4 (1.68%) Mitel
13 4 (1.68%) Veeam