Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 757 638
Rank change year-on-year -58 -119 -111
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 382 529 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 325 489 731
UK median annual salary £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.80% +6.15% +1.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £31,500 £30,250
% change year-on-year -9.52% +4.13% +0.83%

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -89 367 £32,500 -5.80% 22
UK excluding London -42 222 £28,500 -9.52% 13
London -49 147 £35,000 -12.50% 9
South East -16 92 £26,000 -16.13% 5
Midlands +54 56 £30,000 -7.69% 1
North of England -5 32 £27,500 -15.38% 3
West Midlands +20 31 £29,500 -15.71% 1
East Midlands +56 25 £36,250 +30.63%
South West +4 24 £33,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire +12 22 £27,500 -15.38%
East of England -4 17 £35,000 - 4
North West -23 8 £28,250 -16.30% 3
North East - 2 £34,000 -
Wales - 1 £21,750 -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 352 (92.15%) Windows
2 285 (74.61%) Windows Server
3 265 (69.37%) Active Directory
4 217 (56.81%) Microsoft
5 206 (53.93%) VMware
6 166 (43.46%) MS Exchange
7 159 (41.62%) Office 365
8 145 (37.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 143 (37.43%) Hyper-V
10 139 (36.39%) Firewall
11 137 (35.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 132 (34.55%) DNS
13 122 (31.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 108 (28.27%) DHCP
15 91 (23.82%) Windows 7
16 90 (23.56%) TCP/IP
17 88 (23.04%) ITIL
17 88 (23.04%) Citrix
18 84 (21.99%) Cisco
19 81 (21.20%) Microsoft Azure
20 76 (19.90%) Windows 10
21 73 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
22 67 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
22 67 (17.54%) Degree
23 64 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
24 61 (15.97%) Linux
24 61 (15.97%) SharePoint
25 60 (15.71%) VPN
26 59 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
27 57 (14.92%) SQL

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
1 166 (43.46%) MS Exchange
2 61 (15.97%) SharePoint
3 59 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (6.28%) Skype for Business
6 19 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (4.45%) IIS
8 16 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.31%) Apache
10 5 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 67 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (3.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 159 (41.62%) Office 365
2 81 (21.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (3.14%) IaaS
6 10 (2.62%) PaaS
7 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (36.39%) Firewall
2 132 (34.55%) DNS
3 108 (28.27%) DHCP
4 90 (23.56%) TCP/IP
5 60 (15.71%) VPN
6 56 (14.66%) LAN
7 52 (13.61%) WAN
8 44 (11.52%) SAN
9 25 (6.54%) MPLS
10 23 (6.02%) VLAN
10 23 (6.02%) Wireless
11 21 (5.50%) VoIP
12 17 (4.45%) Skype
13 9 (2.36%) NAS
14 8 (2.09%) Internet
15 5 (1.31%) WebEx
16 3 (0.79%) PBX
17 2 (0.52%) Network Security
17 2 (0.52%) SSL
17 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.57%) MySQL
2 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.52%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.26%) GIS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 51 (13.35%) Finance
2 12 (3.14%) Banking
3 11 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.31%) Law
5 5 (1.31%) Retail
6 4 (1.05%) Publishing
6 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.88%) WAP
2 10 (2.62%) .NET
3 5 (1.31%) WSH
4 4 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.79%) Web Services
6 2 (0.52%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.26%) ADSI
7 1 (0.26%) EJB
7 1 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.26%) J2EE
7 1 (0.26%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.47%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 28 (7.33%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.19%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.66%) Clustering
5 14 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.36%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.31%) Fintech
7 5 (1.31%) Replication
8 4 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.26%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.26%) PKI
10 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 352 (92.15%) Windows
2 285 (74.61%) Windows Server
3 137 (35.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 122 (31.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (23.82%) Windows 7
6 76 (19.90%) Windows 10
7 64 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (15.97%) Linux
9 41 (10.73%) Windows XP
10 35 (9.16%) Windows 8
11 19 (4.97%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.09%) Unix
13 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.57%) CentOS
14 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.31%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (1.05%) Debian
15 4 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.04%) ITIL
2 40 (10.47%) Change Management
2 40 (10.47%) Problem Management
3 28 (7.33%) Line Management
3 28 (7.33%) Process Improvement
4 16 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (4.19%) Service Management
5 12 (3.14%) Mentoring
5 12 (3.14%) Patch Management
6 11 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (2.36%) High Availability
8 9 (2.36%) Incident Management
8 9 (2.36%) Time Management
9 8 (2.09%) Service Delivery
10 7 (1.83%) CRM
10 7 (1.83%) Information Security
10 7 (1.83%) Project Management
11 6 (1.57%) Application Packaging
11 6 (1.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.92%) SQL
2 54 (14.14%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.09%) C#
4 5 (1.31%) Python
5 4 (1.05%) Perl
6 3 (0.79%) VB
7 2 (0.52%) Java
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 73 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (17.54%) Degree
3 45 (11.78%) MCSE
4 28 (7.33%) MCSA
5 25 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (5.50%) MCP
7 17 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.40%) MCITP
9 9 (2.36%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.09%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.57%) CCNA
11 6 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.31%) GNVQ
12 5 (1.31%) HND
12 5 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.79%) MCDST
14 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.28%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 265 (69.37%) Active Directory
2 145 (37.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (37.43%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.38%) vSphere
5 13 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.40%) XenApp
6 9 (2.36%) UAG
6 9 (2.36%) VMware Server
7 6 (1.57%) DFS Replication
7 6 (1.57%) Terminal Server
7 6 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.05%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.05%) XenServer
9 3 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (11.52%) SCCM
2 28 (7.33%) Backup Exec
3 22 (5.76%) SCOM
4 20 (5.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (4.19%) WSUS
6 13 (3.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.09%) Ansible
9 6 (1.57%) Puppet
9 6 (1.57%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.31%) DameWare
10 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.31%) Perfmon
11 4 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (1.05%) MIIS
11 4 (1.05%) WMI
12 2 (0.52%) SCSM
12 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 217 (56.81%) Microsoft
2 206 (53.93%) VMware
3 88 (23.04%) Citrix
4 84 (21.99%) Cisco
5 56 (14.66%) Dell
6 44 (11.52%) NetApp
7 34 (8.90%) EqualLogic
8 33 (8.64%) HP
9 31 (8.12%) Symantec
10 24 (6.28%) Veeam
11 16 (4.19%) Draytek
11 16 (4.19%) Meraki
11 16 (4.19%) NETGEAR
12 15 (3.93%) 3Com
12 15 (3.93%) D-Link
12 15 (3.93%) Linksys
13 14 (3.66%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.83%) Apple
15 6 (1.57%) Veritas
16 5 (1.31%) Avaya