Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 759 664
Rank change year-on-year -65 -95 -103
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 367 489 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 310 456 696
UK median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,875 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -4.84% +3.33% -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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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 -81 356 £32,500 -4.41% 22
UK excluding London -24 225 £29,500 -4.84% 15
London -56 134 £35,000 -12.50% 7
South East -4 97 £27,500 -6.78% 1
Midlands +55 56 £30,000 -7.69% 3
West Midlands +17 34 £29,500 -4.45% 2
North of England -29 32 £27,500 -15.38% 10
South West +4 23 £33,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands +50 22 £35,000 +4.48% 1
Yorkshire +16 19 £27,500 -8.33%
East of England -2 15 £30,000 -14.29%
North West -39 11 £28,250 -13.08% 10
North East +8 2 £34,000 +36.00%
Wales +13 1 £21,750 -11.22%
Scotland -13 1 £20,000 -16.67%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 338 (92.10%) Windows
2 276 (75.20%) Windows Server
3 252 (68.66%) Active Directory
4 216 (58.86%) Microsoft
5 204 (55.59%) VMware
6 148 (40.33%) Office 365
7 144 (39.24%) MS Exchange
8 140 (38.15%) Hyper-V
9 139 (37.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 131 (35.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 126 (34.33%) Firewall
12 124 (33.79%) DNS
13 113 (30.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 96 (26.16%) DHCP
15 87 (23.71%) Windows 7
16 86 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 84 (22.89%) Citrix
17 84 (22.89%) ITIL
18 81 (22.07%) TCP/IP
19 72 (19.62%) Cisco
20 71 (19.35%) Windows 10
21 61 (16.62%) SQL
21 61 (16.62%) Microsoft Office
21 61 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
22 60 (16.35%) Linux
22 60 (16.35%) Degree
23 59 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
24 58 (15.80%) VPN
24 58 (15.80%) SharePoint
25 57 (15.53%) LAN

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
1 144 (39.24%) MS Exchange
2 58 (15.80%) SharePoint
3 51 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (5.45%) IIS
5 20 (5.45%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.36%) Apache
11 3 (0.82%) JBoss
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.54%) nginx
12 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (16.62%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 148 (40.33%) Office 365
2 86 (23.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (4.36%) IaaS
5 14 (3.81%) PaaS
6 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (34.33%) Firewall
2 124 (33.79%) DNS
3 96 (26.16%) DHCP
4 81 (22.07%) TCP/IP
5 58 (15.80%) VPN
6 57 (15.53%) LAN
7 49 (13.35%) WAN
8 41 (11.17%) SAN
9 25 (6.81%) MPLS
10 19 (5.18%) VoIP
11 17 (4.63%) Skype
11 17 (4.63%) Wireless
12 14 (3.81%) VLAN
13 10 (2.72%) Internet
14 9 (2.45%) NAS
15 4 (1.09%) FTP
15 4 (1.09%) SMTP
16 3 (0.82%) PBX
17 2 (0.54%) HTTP
17 2 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.36%) MySQL
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.54%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 49 (13.35%) Finance
2 11 (3.00%) Financial Institution
2 11 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.18%) Banking
4 5 (1.36%) Publishing
4 5 (1.36%) Retail
5 3 (0.82%) Games
5 3 (0.82%) Marketing
5 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.54%) Law
6 2 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Front Office
7 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.00%) WAP
2 10 (2.72%) .NET
3 7 (1.91%) WSH
4 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.09%) Web Services
5 2 (0.54%) EJB
5 2 (0.54%) J2EE
5 2 (0.54%) Middleware
6 1 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 34 (9.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 26 (7.08%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.63%) Clustering
4 17 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.91%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.09%) Fintech
9 3 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.54%) Replication
11 1 (0.27%) EPoS
11 1 (0.27%) NHS
11 1 (0.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 338 (92.10%) Windows
2 276 (75.20%) Windows Server
3 131 (35.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (30.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (23.71%) Windows 7
6 71 (19.35%) Windows 10
7 60 (16.35%) Linux
8 59 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (9.54%) Windows XP
10 24 (6.54%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.45%) Unix
12 8 (2.18%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.91%) CentOS
14 6 (1.63%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.09%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.82%) Debian
16 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.89%) ITIL
2 42 (11.44%) Problem Management
3 39 (10.63%) Change Management
4 28 (7.63%) Line Management
4 28 (7.63%) Process Improvement
5 14 (3.81%) Patch Management
6 13 (3.54%) Mentoring
7 12 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (3.27%) Service Management
8 11 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (2.72%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.72%) Time Management
10 9 (2.45%) CRM
10 9 (2.45%) High Availability
10 9 (2.45%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.18%) Project Management
12 7 (1.91%) Migration
12 7 (1.91%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (1.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.62%) SQL
2 53 (14.44%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.45%) C#
4 6 (1.63%) Python
5 5 (1.36%) Perl
6 3 (0.82%) Java
6 3 (0.82%) VB
7 2 (0.54%) VBScript
7 2 (0.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (16.35%) Degree
3 39 (10.63%) MCSE
4 22 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (5.99%) MCSA
5 17 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.36%) MCP
7 13 (3.54%) MCITP
8 10 (2.72%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.18%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.63%) CCNA
12 4 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.82%) MCDST
14 2 (0.54%) GNVQ
14 2 (0.54%) HND
14 2 (0.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.27%) MCTS
15 1 (0.27%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.72%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 252 (68.66%) Active Directory
2 140 (38.15%) Hyper-V
3 139 (37.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (8.45%) vSphere
5 9 (2.45%) UAG
5 9 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.45%) VMware Server
5 9 (2.45%) XenApp
6 7 (1.91%) DFS Replication
6 7 (1.91%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.82%) XenServer
10 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (12.81%) SCCM
2 22 (5.99%) SCOM
3 19 (5.18%) Backup Exec
4 17 (4.63%) WSUS
5 14 (3.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 12 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (1.91%) Ansible
9 6 (1.63%) Puppet
9 6 (1.63%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.36%) WMI
11 4 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (1.09%) MIIS
11 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.54%) DameWare
12 2 (0.54%) Nagios
12 2 (0.54%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 216 (58.86%) Microsoft
2 204 (55.59%) VMware
3 84 (22.89%) Citrix
4 72 (19.62%) Cisco
5 46 (12.53%) Dell
6 43 (11.72%) NetApp
7 34 (9.26%) EqualLogic
8 25 (6.81%) Symantec
9 19 (5.18%) HP
10 14 (3.81%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.81%) Veeam
11 8 (2.18%) Apple
11 8 (2.18%) Draytek
11 8 (2.18%) Meraki
11 8 (2.18%) NETGEAR
12 7 (1.91%) 3Com
12 7 (1.91%) Avaya
12 7 (1.91%) D-Link
12 7 (1.91%) Linksys
13 5 (1.36%) SolarWinds