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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 13 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 5 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.67% 5.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.94% 5.77% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £20,000 £26,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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
72 156 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 96.00% 98.73% 99.38%
Number of salaries quoted 68 127 150
Average salary £30,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) BREW
2 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) Sun
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam