The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 1st Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 106 95 123
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 19 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.06% 1.40% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.48% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 16
Average salary £19,500 £18,500 £16,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,100 £15,500 £15,250
10% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £25,000 £19,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £19,500 £19,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1715 1622 2214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.65% 94.58% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1325 1949
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

1st Line Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Cheshire region.

1st Line Support Salary Trend in Cheshire

1st Line Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Warrington -17 11 £19,500 +2.63% 3
Runcorn +5 3 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £19,000 -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 1st Line 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 1st Line Support in their job title.

1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) MS Excel
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) VPN
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (31.25%) MS Office
6 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 10 (31.25%) VMware
7 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (21.88%) MCTS
9 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (21.88%) Service Management
9 7 (21.88%) IIS
10 6 (18.75%) UNIX
10 6 (18.75%) MCP
10 6 (18.75%) MCSA
10 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
10 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
11 5 (15.63%) LAN
11 5 (15.63%) WAN
12 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 4 (12.50%) Windows 8

1st Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 1st Line 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 1st Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (21.88%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (59.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (31.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) VPN
2 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.63%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) Broadband
4 3 (9.38%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) LAMP
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) UNIX
5 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.38%) CentOS
6 3 (9.38%) Ubuntu
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Logistics
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.88%) MCTS
3 6 (18.75%) MCP
3 6 (18.75%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) HND
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Sophos
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.13%) Draytek
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