The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 69 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 13 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.67% 0.38% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 0.38% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 2
Average salary £25,000 £21,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -2.32%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
468 260 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.30% 97.74% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 450 254 205
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Technical Support
Bedfordshire

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Support in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Technical Support
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Bedford region.

Technical Support Salary Trend in Bedford

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) McAfee
3 3 (23.08%) Lotus
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (7.69%) SecurID
5 1 (7.69%) Clearswift

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) SecurID
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (23.08%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee
2 3 (23.08%) Lotus
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Clearswift
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec