The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 52 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.34% 1.79% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.80% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Average salary £31,500 £25,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.00% -32.43%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
Technical Support
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
280 278 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.55% 99.64% 98.23%
Number of salaries quoted 245 250 269
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) GIS
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Intel