Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 908 814 750
Rank change year-on-year -94 -64 -98
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 260 385 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 238 325 517
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,350 £23,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,250 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year -5.83% -6.25% -1.54%

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 160,846 169,613 187,877
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.99% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 129,629 135,934 157,885
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -68 252 £32,500 - 25
UK excluding London -41 133 £28,250 -5.83% 23
London +8 120 £35,000 - 3
North of England +39 47 £22,500 -18.18% 13
South East -32 45 £28,000 +5.66% 6
North West +42 29 £22,500 -25.00% 7
Yorkshire +18 15 £32,500 +18.18% 5
East of England +9 14 £30,000 -14.29% 2
Midlands -13 14 £28,500 -18.57%
South West -20 12 £33,000 - 1
West Midlands +6 9 £28,500 -5.00%
East Midlands -28 5 £33,500 -10.67%
North East -19 3 £72,312 +112.68% 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 212 (81.54%) Windows
2 189 (72.69%) Windows Server
3 187 (71.92%) Active Directory
4 131 (50.38%) VMware
5 105 (40.38%) Microsoft
6 99 (38.08%) Office 365
7 82 (31.54%) Firewall
8 81 (31.15%) MS Exchange
9 71 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 64 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (22.69%) Microsoft Office
12 56 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 56 (21.54%) Linux
13 55 (21.15%) DNS
14 50 (19.23%) SAN
15 49 (18.85%) ITIL
15 49 (18.85%) PowerShell
16 44 (16.92%) SQL
16 44 (16.92%) TCP/IP
16 44 (16.92%) Windows 7
17 43 (16.54%) LAN
18 41 (15.77%) WAN
18 41 (15.77%) Finance
19 40 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 40 (15.38%) Windows 10
20 38 (14.62%) Hyper-V
20 38 (14.62%) HP
21 37 (14.23%) DHCP
22 36 (13.85%) Citrix
23 35 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification

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 81 (31.15%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 16 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (6.15%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.00%) IIS
6 9 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (3.08%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.69%) Confluence
9 6 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.15%) Apache
10 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.77%) nginx
11 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (22.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 99 (38.08%) Office 365
2 40 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.69%) GitHub
5 6 (2.31%) IaaS
6 4 (1.54%) SaaS
6 4 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (31.54%) Firewall
2 55 (21.15%) DNS
3 50 (19.23%) SAN
4 44 (16.92%) TCP/IP
5 43 (16.54%) LAN
6 41 (15.77%) WAN
7 37 (14.23%) DHCP
8 17 (6.54%) VoIP
9 15 (5.77%) VPN
10 14 (5.38%) Internet
11 13 (5.00%) Skype
12 9 (3.46%) Unified Communications
13 7 (2.69%) NAS
13 7 (2.69%) Wireless
14 5 (1.92%) Network Security
14 5 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
15 3 (1.15%) FTP
15 3 (1.15%) HTTP
15 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
16 2 (0.77%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.08%) MySQL
3 6 (2.31%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.85%) JIRA
3 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (15.77%) Finance
2 8 (3.08%) Legal
2 8 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.69%) Retail
4 5 (1.92%) Electronics
4 5 (1.92%) Law
5 4 (1.54%) German Language
5 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.15%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Marketing
7 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.85%) Web Services
2 6 (2.31%) J2EE
3 5 (1.92%) .NET
3 5 (1.92%) XML
4 2 (0.77%) CSS
4 2 (0.77%) HTML
4 2 (0.77%) JSON
4 2 (0.77%) LAMP
4 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.46%) Digital Media
5 9 (3.46%) Fintech
6 8 (3.08%) Replication
7 5 (1.92%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.15%) Clustering
8 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.15%) iPhone
9 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.38%) iPad
10 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.38%) Social Media
10 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 212 (81.54%) Windows
2 189 (72.69%) Windows Server
3 64 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (21.54%) Linux
4 56 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (16.92%) Windows 7
6 40 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 19 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (7.31%) Windows 8
8 12 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.31%) Android
9 6 (2.31%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.54%) Unix
11 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.85%) ITIL
2 29 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (8.85%) Service Management
5 18 (6.92%) DevOps
6 16 (6.15%) Server Management
7 15 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 13 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 13 (5.00%) Storage Management
9 12 (4.62%) Patch Management
9 12 (4.62%) Performance Optimisation
10 10 (3.85%) Problem Management
10 10 (3.85%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.46%) Investment Management
11 9 (3.46%) Migration
11 9 (3.46%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (3.46%) Wealth Management
12 8 (3.08%) Coaching
12 8 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.85%) PowerShell
2 44 (16.92%) SQL
3 14 (5.38%) Bash Shell
4 11 (4.23%) Perl
5 10 (3.85%) Java
6 6 (2.31%) Python
7 4 (1.54%) C#
8 2 (0.77%) C++
8 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.77%) VB
9 1 (0.38%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.38%) Korn
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (9.62%) MCSE
3 22 (8.46%) Degree
4 18 (6.92%) CCNA
4 18 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.46%) MCP
7 7 (2.69%) MCSA
8 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) MCITP
9 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.38%) CCNP
10 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.85%) SLA
3 8 (3.08%) ISO 9001
3 8 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (2.31%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.15%) GDPR
6 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 187 (71.92%) Active Directory
2 71 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (14.62%) Hyper-V
4 25 (9.62%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (8.85%) Virtual Servers
6 18 (6.92%) XenApp
7 16 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (6.15%) XenDesktop
8 13 (5.00%) Xen
9 7 (2.69%) Docker
9 7 (2.69%) vSphere
10 5 (1.92%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.77%) XenServer
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (13.08%) SCCM
2 20 (7.69%) Ansible
3 12 (4.62%) SCOM
4 9 (3.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (2.69%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (2.31%) Puppet
7 5 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.15%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.15%) Salt
9 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.15%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.77%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (50.38%) VMware
2 105 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.62%) HP
4 36 (13.85%) Citrix
5 25 (9.62%) Cisco
6 19 (7.31%) Red Hat
7 15 (5.77%) Symantec
8 14 (5.38%) NetApp
9 12 (4.62%) Apple
9 12 (4.62%) Asigra
9 12 (4.62%) Avaya
9 12 (4.62%) SonicWALL
10 11 (4.23%) Dell
11 9 (3.46%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.69%) Veeam
13 6 (2.31%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.31%) Mitel
14 5 (1.92%) EMC
15 4 (1.54%) Oracle
16 3 (1.15%) SAP