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 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 68 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 26 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.42% 1.87% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.98% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 9
Average salary £21,500 £26,875 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.58%
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.63%
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
1029 1110 1008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.81% 94.31% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1017 898
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015. 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
Luton +5 4 £26,000 -25.71% 1
Bedford +14 2 £27,500 +10.00%
Biggleswade - 1 £36,000 -
Technical Support
East of England

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 30 (61.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (46.94%) A+ Certification
2 23 (46.94%) Mac OS X
2 23 (46.94%) Apple
2 23 (46.94%) Blackberry
2 23 (46.94%) Android
2 23 (46.94%) iPhone
2 23 (46.94%) Apple iOS
2 23 (46.94%) iPad
3 12 (24.49%) High Availability
3 12 (24.49%) iSeries
3 12 (24.49%) LPAR
3 12 (24.49%) OS/400
4 11 (22.45%) AS400
5 8 (16.33%) Windows
6 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.29%) Citrix
7 5 (10.20%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Dollar Universe
7 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
7 5 (10.20%) Nagios
7 5 (10.20%) ITIL
7 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.16%) Coaching
8 4 (8.16%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (8.16%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (8.16%) Software Deployment

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.04%) IGMP
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.94%) Blackberry
1 23 (46.94%) iPhone
1 23 (46.94%) iPad
2 12 (24.49%) iSeries
2 12 (24.49%) LPAR
3 11 (22.45%) AS400
4 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.08%) GIS
7 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Mac OS X
1 23 (46.94%) Android
1 23 (46.94%) Apple iOS
2 12 (24.49%) OS/400
3 8 (16.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) High Availability
2 5 (10.20%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.16%) Coaching
3 4 (8.16%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) C
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.04%) CCNA
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (8.16%) ISA Server
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Dollar Universe
1 5 (10.20%) Nagios
2 4 (8.16%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (8.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (46.94%) Apple
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (8.16%) McAfee
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
Luton, Bedfordshire
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Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified Up to £40,000 package
Posted: 4 days ago