Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 905 829 658
Rank change year-on-year -76 -171 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 291 366 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 267 329 681
UK median annual salary £34,000 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -4.62% +1.56%
10th Percentile £23,400 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £54,250 £53,750 £46,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -1.64%

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 169,468 169,423 202,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 138,985 140,739 169,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Top 15 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 22 February 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 -59 286 £34,000 +6.25% 36
UK excluding London -46 171 £30,000 +11.11% 25
London -18 118 £38,500 -5.52% 11
South East -32 73 £32,500 +30.00% 6
North of England +16 42 £34,000 +28.30% 12
Midlands +1 29 £27,750 -17.16% 2
West Midlands +25 24 £29,500 +1.29% 1
North West +9 21 £26,000 -14.75% 6
Yorkshire +24 19 £40,000 +60.00% 6
East of England -12 14 £29,500 -15.11%
South West +2 11 £32,750 +7.38% 5
East Midlands -3 5 £22,000 -38.03% 1
North East -14 2 £34,000 +36.00%
Scotland -31 1 £20,000 -16.67%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 264 (90.72%) Windows
2 210 (72.16%) Windows Server
3 200 (68.73%) Active Directory
4 180 (61.86%) Microsoft
5 166 (57.04%) VMware
6 110 (37.80%) Hyper-V
7 103 (35.40%) Office 365
8 100 (34.36%) MS Exchange
8 100 (34.36%) Firewall
9 99 (34.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 81 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 81 (27.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 79 (27.15%) ITIL
12 78 (26.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 74 (25.43%) Citrix
14 66 (22.68%) DNS
15 61 (20.96%) Finance
16 59 (20.27%) Cisco
17 58 (19.93%) SCCM
18 56 (19.24%) SQL
18 56 (19.24%) Microsoft Office
19 53 (18.21%) NetApp
20 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
21 49 (16.84%) TCP/IP
22 48 (16.49%) SQL Server
22 48 (16.49%) Degree
23 46 (15.81%) SAN
24 45 (15.46%) Problem Management
25 44 (15.12%) DHCP
26 43 (14.78%) Dell

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
1 100 (34.36%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.25%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.84%) IIS
5 16 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (5.15%) Apache
6 15 (5.15%) WebLogic
7 13 (4.47%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.78%) Skype for Business
9 10 (3.44%) JBoss
9 10 (3.44%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (2.75%) nginx
11 7 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 56 (19.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (35.40%) Office 365
2 81 (27.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.44%) IaaS
6 9 (3.09%) PaaS
7 8 (2.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 100 (34.36%) Firewall
2 66 (22.68%) DNS
3 49 (16.84%) TCP/IP
4 46 (15.81%) SAN
5 44 (15.12%) DHCP
6 41 (14.09%) LAN
7 34 (11.68%) WAN
8 27 (9.28%) VPN
9 13 (4.47%) NAS
10 12 (4.12%) MPLS
11 10 (3.44%) Skype
12 9 (3.09%) HTTP
13 8 (2.75%) VoIP
14 7 (2.41%) Internet
14 7 (2.41%) Wireless
15 6 (2.06%) SMTP
16 5 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.37%) VLAN
18 2 (0.69%) FTP
18 2 (0.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.41%) MySQL
3 7 (2.41%) RDBMS
3 7 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.69%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) GIS
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.75%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.75%) JIRA
General
1 61 (20.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.78%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.09%) Legal
4 7 (2.41%) Retail
5 4 (1.37%) Law
5 4 (1.37%) Publishing
6 3 (1.03%) Banking
6 3 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (0.69%) French Language
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.15%) Middleware
2 9 (3.09%) Web Services
3 8 (2.75%) EJB
3 8 (2.75%) J2EE
4 7 (2.41%) LAMP
4 7 (2.41%) LDAP
5 6 (2.06%) WSH
6 5 (1.72%) .NET
7 2 (0.69%) CSS
7 2 (0.69%) HTML
7 2 (0.69%) WAP
8 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.37%) Enterprise Storage
2 34 (11.68%) Management Information System
3 28 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.22%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.44%) Clustering
6 6 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.06%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) Fintech
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) iPhone
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 264 (90.72%) Windows
2 210 (72.16%) Windows Server
3 81 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (26.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
6 39 (13.40%) Linux
7 36 (12.37%) Windows 10
8 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (6.53%) Windows XP
10 14 (4.81%) Unix
11 10 (3.44%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.06%) CentOS
14 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.34%) Debian
16 1 (0.34%) Solaris
16 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.15%) ITIL
2 45 (15.46%) Problem Management
3 26 (8.93%) Process Improvement
4 21 (7.22%) Line Management
4 21 (7.22%) Release Management
5 18 (6.19%) Change Management
6 16 (5.50%) CRM
7 12 (4.12%) Patch Management
7 12 (4.12%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (3.78%) Load Balancing
8 11 (3.78%) Time Management
9 8 (2.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (2.75%) DevOps
9 8 (2.75%) Kanban
9 8 (2.75%) Microservices
9 8 (2.75%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (2.75%) Open Source
9 8 (2.75%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.75%) Test Automation
10 7 (2.41%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.24%) SQL
2 42 (14.43%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.12%) Perl
4 9 (3.09%) Java
5 8 (2.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 7 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.41%) C#
7 6 (2.06%) Python
8 2 (0.69%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (16.49%) Degree
2 42 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (9.97%) MCSE
4 18 (6.19%) MCP
5 17 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (5.15%) MCSA
7 8 (2.75%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.72%) CCNA
9 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.37%) MCITP
11 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.34%) CCNP
11 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 200 (68.73%) Active Directory
2 110 (37.80%) Hyper-V
3 99 (34.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (8.93%) vSphere
6 9 (3.09%) XenApp
7 8 (2.75%) Terminal Server
8 7 (2.41%) DFS Replication
8 7 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.72%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.69%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (19.93%) SCCM
2 29 (9.97%) SCOM
3 22 (7.56%) vCenter Server
4 16 (5.50%) Puppet
5 13 (4.47%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.75%) WSUS
7 6 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.72%) WMI
9 4 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.37%) MIIS
10 3 (1.03%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.34%) Ansible
12 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.34%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.34%) MaaS360
12 1 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 180 (61.86%) Microsoft
2 166 (57.04%) VMware
3 74 (25.43%) Citrix
4 59 (20.27%) Cisco
5 53 (18.21%) NetApp
6 43 (14.78%) Dell
7 34 (11.68%) EqualLogic
8 30 (10.31%) HP
9 22 (7.56%) Red Hat
10 15 (5.15%) Oracle
10 15 (5.15%) Symantec
11 14 (4.81%) Hitachi
12 9 (3.09%) F5
12 9 (3.09%) Juniper
13 8 (2.75%) Dynatrace
14 7 (2.41%) Apple
15 6 (2.06%) CommVault
15 6 (2.06%) Veeam
16 5 (1.72%) Avaya
16 5 (1.72%) Veritas