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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 106 110 128
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 17 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 0.83% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.88% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 16
Average salary £18,500 £20,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.75% -12.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,100 £17,900 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,900 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -2.00%
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
1761 1599 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.88% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 1285 1852
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 £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Runcorn - 4 £25,000 -
Warrington +6 3 £19,000 +2.70% 3
Chester - 1 £24,500 -
Lymm - 1 £19,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £14,500 -
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
3 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (47.62%) TCP/IP
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (38.10%) MS Office
6 16 (38.10%) VPN
6 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 15 (35.71%) LAN
8 14 (33.33%) WAN
8 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
10 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
11 10 (23.81%) SLA
12 9 (21.43%) MCSE
12 9 (21.43%) MCSA
13 8 (19.05%) Linux
13 8 (19.05%) DHCP
13 8 (19.05%) DNS
14 7 (16.67%) ITIL
14 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (16.67%) VMware
14 7 (16.67%) Degree
14 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
15 6 (14.29%) MCP
15 6 (14.29%) UNIX
15 6 (14.29%) MCTS
15 6 (14.29%) MCITP

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) MS Office
2 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 16 (38.10%) VPN
3 15 (35.71%) LAN
4 14 (33.33%) WAN
5 8 (19.05%) DHCP
5 8 (19.05%) DNS
6 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (2.38%) ADSL
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) EPoS
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
6 8 (19.05%) Linux
7 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (14.29%) UNIX
9 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.76%) Android
11 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analytics
5 1 (2.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (21.43%) MCSE
2 9 (21.43%) MCSA
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) MCTS
4 6 (14.29%) MCITP
4 6 (14.29%) MCP
5 3 (7.14%) HND
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) Citrix
3 3 (7.14%) Avaya
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Dell
4 2 (4.76%) EMC
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.38%) Capita
5 1 (2.38%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefirs
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago