The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank - 113 117
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.053% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.056% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £40,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.78%
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +2.22%
Support Technician
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1722 1774 1620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.15% 94.71% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1405 1568 1367
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Support Technician
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in Birmingham

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title.

1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
3 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
4 13 (68.42%) Cisco
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (63.16%) Data Centre
6 11 (57.89%) vSphere
6 11 (57.89%) Citrix
7 9 (47.37%) Firewall
8 7 (36.84%) Linux
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
9 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
9 6 (31.58%) CCNA
9 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (26.32%) MCSE
10 5 (26.32%) MCSA
10 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
10 5 (26.32%) DHCP
10 5 (26.32%) DNS
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
10 5 (26.32%) IIS
10 5 (26.32%) MS Office
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
1 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
3 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 3 (15.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.26%) QMS
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) Perl
1 3 (15.79%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNA
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
2 5 (26.32%) MCSA
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (57.89%) vSphere
3 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
4 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Foglight
2 1 (5.26%) Opsview
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) Cisco
4 11 (57.89%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) CommVault
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat