Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems Support
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 301 311
Rank change year-on-year +43 +10 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 20 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 11
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £26,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.62% +13.04% -13.21%
10th Percentile £26,250 £20,525 £20,000
90th Percentile £41,375 £44,050 £43,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,125 £33,250
% change year-on-year +6.76% +5.64% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,733 9,736 10,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.65% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5,959 7,918 8,503
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,600 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Systems Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Systems Support in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Support in the West Midlands

Systems Support
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
Birmingham +21 11 £37,500 +78.57% 2
Herefordshire -3 4 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire +38 2 £49,500 +28.57%
Staffordshire +23 2 £35,000 +55.56% 1
Shropshire +4 1 £20,000 -44.83% 2
Systems Support
England

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Systems 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (35.00%) CRM
4 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 7 (35.00%) RHCSA
5 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (25.00%) RHCA
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) RHCE
6 5 (25.00%) .NET
6 5 (25.00%) DB2
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) MCSE
6 5 (25.00%) Private Cloud
6 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
7 4 (20.00%) SAP
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (20.00%) Time Management
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing

Systems Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (10.00%) SCADA
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (35.00%) CRM
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.00%) Physics
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) RHCSA
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) RHCA
2 5 (25.00%) RHCE
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat