The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 35 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 2 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.33% 1.14% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.20% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 6
Average salary £19,000 £27,500 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% +6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £27,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £27,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £23,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -9.61%
IT Support
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton 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
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
148 167 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 98.67% 95.43% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 129 162 123
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

IT Support
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Bolton

IT Support
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft