The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 108 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 23 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.17% 0.60% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.63% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 19
Average salary £20,500 £22,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,900 £18,000 £17,400
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,200
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £23,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
IT Support
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
1814 1582 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.08% 94.90% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1309 1627
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IT Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Cheshire

IT Support
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Support across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

IT Support Salary Histogram in Cheshire

IT 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 IT Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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 -11 5 £20,500 +5.12%
Daresbury - 5 £18,500 -
Runcorn +1 2 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Wilmslow -14 2 £30,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 £17,500 -
Chester - 1 £24,500 - 2
Crewe - 1 £26,500 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Winsford - 1 £23,000 -
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 36 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (52.00%) MS Office
4 25 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (44.00%) Windows 7
6 21 (42.00%) VPN
7 20 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
10 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
11 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
12 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
13 14 (28.00%) DHCP
13 14 (28.00%) LAN
13 14 (28.00%) DNS
13 14 (28.00%) Linux
14 13 (26.00%) WAN
14 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (24.00%) UNIX
15 12 (24.00%) MCSE
15 12 (24.00%) MCSA
16 11 (22.00%) MCP
16 11 (22.00%) SLA
16 11 (22.00%) MCTS
16 11 (22.00%) MCITP
16 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2007
17 10 (20.00%) VMware
18 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.00%) Lync
3 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (52.00%) MS Office
2 20 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 21 (42.00%) VPN
3 14 (28.00%) DNS
3 14 (28.00%) LAN
3 14 (28.00%) DHCP
4 13 (26.00%) WAN
5 3 (6.00%) VoIP
5 3 (6.00%) SAN
5 3 (6.00%) NAS
5 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.00%) VLAN
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Back Office
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) iPhone
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) EPoS
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (44.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
5 14 (28.00%) Linux
6 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (24.00%) UNIX
8 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.00%) Android
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.00%) Data Security
4 1 (2.00%) Migration
4 1 (2.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (2.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (24.00%) MCSE
2 12 (24.00%) MCSA
3 11 (22.00%) MCP
3 11 (22.00%) MCTS
3 11 (22.00%) MCITP
4 5 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) Avaya
4 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Dell
4 3 (6.00%) EMC
4 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.00%) ProCurve
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Juniper
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) Capita
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 7 days ago