The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 63 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 22 25 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.29% 2.47% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.55% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 20
Average salary £22,500 £22,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% -19.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,100 £24,625
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £54,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Technical Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
904 981 1102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.97% 96.75% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 816 860 1004
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Support
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Technical Support Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Technical Support
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Technical Support Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Technical Support
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 7 £22,500 -
Luton -3 1 £31,500 -41.66%
Technical Support
East of England

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Apple
2 12 (26.67%) Mac OS X
2 12 (26.67%) Android
2 12 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 12 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 12 (26.67%) A+ Certification
2 12 (26.67%) iPhone
2 12 (26.67%) iPad
3 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
5 6 (13.33%) SQL
5 6 (13.33%) HTML
6 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) XML
6 5 (11.11%) Danish Language
6 5 (11.11%) Norwegian Language
6 5 (11.11%) SaaS
7 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
7 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.89%) iSeries
7 4 (8.89%) AS400
7 4 (8.89%) OS/400
7 4 (8.89%) .NET
7 4 (8.89%) Classic ASP
7 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.89%) Windows
8 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (6.67%) Dutch Language
8 3 (6.67%) French Language

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.11%) Danish Language
1 5 (11.11%) Norwegian Language
2 3 (6.67%) Dutch Language
2 3 (6.67%) French Language
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) XML
3 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) Classic ASP
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) XHTML
4 2 (4.44%) LAMP
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Blackberry
1 12 (26.67%) iPhone
1 12 (26.67%) iPad
2 4 (8.89%) iSeries
2 4 (8.89%) AS400
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Mac OS X
1 12 (26.67%) Android
1 12 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) OS/400
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.44%) CRM
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL
3 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Apple
3 2 (4.44%) Lumesse