The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2nd Line Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support Technician
Rank 128 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Technician 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.16% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £28,750 £21,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
2nd Line Support Technician
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1669 1812 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.14% 94.52% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1448 1209
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

2nd Line Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Technician in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Technician
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Technician across the Cheshire region.

2nd Line Support Technician Salary Trend in Cheshire

2nd Line Support Technician
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Technician within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Chester -5 1 £32,000 +48.83%
2nd Line Support Technician
North West

2nd Line Support Technician
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support Technician in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL

2nd Line Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support Technician 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
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft