Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Server Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 848 801
Rank change year-on-year -28 -47 -123
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 259 353 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 228 298 413
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.52% +4.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £29,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.66%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -42 248 £32,500 - 11
UK excluding London -31 137 £31,500 +5.88% 9
London +73 112 £35,000 - 2
North of England +45 68 £43,028 +37.69% 6
North West +51 50 £22,500 -25.00% 5
South East -38 30 £32,500 +14.04% 2
East of England +28 19 £27,500 -5.17%
North East +13 17 £72,312 +112.68% 1
Midlands -16 11 £28,500 -5.00% 1
West Midlands +5 9 £28,500 -3.39%
South West -3 8 £35,000 +7.69%
East Midlands -12 2 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £19,000 -48.65%
Scotland +3 1 - -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 197 (76.06%) Windows
2 174 (67.18%) Active Directory
3 170 (65.64%) Windows Server
4 154 (59.46%) VMware
5 103 (39.77%) Microsoft
6 94 (36.29%) Linux
7 87 (33.59%) Office 365
8 85 (32.82%) Firewall
9 84 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (31.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 71 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 70 (27.03%) MS Exchange
13 65 (25.10%) HP
14 59 (22.78%) Service Management
15 57 (22.01%) ITIL
16 52 (20.08%) SAN
17 51 (19.69%) Microsoft Office
18 49 (18.92%) LAN
19 48 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
20 47 (18.15%) PowerShell
21 45 (17.37%) Red Hat
21 45 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 45 (17.37%) Windows 7
21 45 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 44 (16.99%) WAN
23 43 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
24 39 (15.06%) Mentoring
25 38 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
25 38 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003

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 70 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (7.34%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (5.41%) Skype for Business
6 11 (4.25%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.86%) IIS
8 8 (3.09%) Confluence
9 6 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.77%) Apache
11 2 (0.77%) nginx
12 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.39%) CMS
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 51 (19.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 87 (33.59%) Office 365
2 38 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.09%) GitHub
5 4 (1.54%) IaaS
5 4 (1.54%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.54%) SaaS
5 4 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.16%) Serverless
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.39%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 85 (32.82%) Firewall
2 52 (20.08%) SAN
3 49 (18.92%) LAN
4 44 (16.99%) WAN
5 31 (11.97%) DNS
6 26 (10.04%) TCP/IP
7 23 (8.88%) DHCP
8 17 (6.56%) Internet
9 16 (6.18%) VPN
10 15 (5.79%) VoIP
11 9 (3.47%) Skype
11 9 (3.47%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.70%) NAS
12 7 (2.70%) Wireless
13 5 (1.93%) Intranet
13 5 (1.93%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.16%) FTP
14 3 (1.16%) HTTP
15 2 (0.77%) ADSL
15 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.09%) MySQL
3 7 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.32%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.39%) DB2
7 1 (0.39%) IDOL
7 1 (0.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (5.02%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.25%) JIRA
3 5 (1.93%) GitLab
4 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (9.65%) Finance
2 10 (3.86%) Retail
3 7 (2.70%) Legal
3 7 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.32%) Law
5 5 (1.93%) Publishing
6 3 (1.16%) Banking
7 2 (0.77%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.70%) Web Services
2 6 (2.32%) J2EE
3 5 (1.93%) Middleware
3 5 (1.93%) XML
4 4 (1.54%) .NET
5 3 (1.16%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.77%) CSS
6 2 (0.77%) HTML
6 2 (0.77%) JSON
7 1 (0.39%) jQuery
7 1 (0.39%) LAMP
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.79%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.41%) Digital Media
3 14 (5.41%) Fintech
4 7 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.32%) Replication
6 5 (1.93%) Clustering
7 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.16%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.77%) Handset
9 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 197 (76.06%) Windows
2 170 (65.64%) Windows Server
3 94 (36.29%) Linux
4 84 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (17.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (17.37%) Windows 7
7 38 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (13.13%) Windows 10
9 21 (8.11%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.47%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.32%) Unix
12 3 (1.16%) Android
12 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.78%) Service Management
2 57 (22.01%) ITIL
3 48 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (15.06%) Mentoring
6 37 (14.29%) Coaching
7 36 (13.90%) Analytics
8 30 (11.58%) Server Management
9 26 (10.04%) Change Management
10 25 (9.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 22 (8.49%) DevOps
12 17 (6.56%) Asset Management
13 15 (5.79%) Performance Optimisation
13 15 (5.79%) Storage Management
14 14 (5.41%) Investment Management
14 14 (5.41%) Wealth Management
15 13 (5.02%) Computer Science
16 12 (4.63%) Problem Management
17 10 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.15%) PowerShell
2 29 (11.20%) SQL
3 18 (6.95%) Bash Shell
4 14 (5.41%) Java
5 10 (3.86%) Perl
6 7 (2.70%) Python
7 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.77%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.39%) C#
9 1 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 43 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (13.90%) MCSE
3 31 (11.97%) CCNA
3 31 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (6.56%) Degree
5 13 (5.02%) MCP
6 12 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.63%) Security Cleared
7 11 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.93%) MCSA
9 3 (1.16%) MCITP
10 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.77%) MCTS
10 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.39%) ACSA
11 1 (0.39%) CCENT
11 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.09%) SLA
2 6 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.93%) ISO 14001
3 5 (1.93%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (1.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 174 (67.18%) Active Directory
2 81 (31.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (13.13%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (12.74%) Hyper-V
5 29 (11.20%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (10.04%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (5.41%) vSphere
7 14 (5.41%) Xen
8 9 (3.47%) Docker
9 8 (3.09%) XenApp
9 8 (3.09%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (8.88%) Ansible
2 22 (8.49%) SCCM
3 14 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (4.63%) Backup Exec
5 11 (4.25%) Puppet
6 8 (3.09%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.93%) SCOM
8 5 (1.93%) vMotion
9 4 (1.54%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.16%) Salt
11 2 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.77%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 154 (59.46%) VMware
2 103 (39.77%) Microsoft
3 65 (25.10%) HP
4 45 (17.37%) Red Hat
5 28 (10.81%) Cisco
6 27 (10.42%) Citrix
7 20 (7.72%) Symantec
8 18 (6.95%) Asigra
9 16 (6.18%) Avaya
9 16 (6.18%) Dell
9 16 (6.18%) SonicWALL
10 14 (5.41%) NetApp
11 12 (4.63%) Apple
12 11 (4.25%) EMC
13 9 (3.47%) Veritas
14 8 (3.09%) Veeam
15 7 (2.70%) Kaseya
15 7 (2.70%) Mitel
15 7 (2.70%) WatchGuard
16 6 (2.32%) CheckPoint