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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 96 101 102
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 31 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.79% 1.32% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.41% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 13
Average salary £23,000 £24,250 £23,980
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.15% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,650 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.38%
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
1667 1850 1483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.19% 94.10% 94.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1381 1485 1201
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 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Warrington +14 18 £23,000 -2.12% 2
Macclesfield +19 3 £21,000 +2.43% 3
Runcorn -4 3 - -
Knutsford +2 1 £45,000 -
Chester -4 1 £27,500 +27.90% 3
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 45 (83.33%) Windows
2 39 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 33 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 25 (46.30%) Windows 7
5 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (40.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (37.04%) MS Excel
6 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
7 19 (35.19%) MS Office
7 19 (35.19%) VMware
8 18 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 17 (31.48%) MCSE
9 17 (31.48%) MCSA
10 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
12 13 (24.07%) ITIL
12 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
14 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (20.37%) MCP
15 10 (18.52%) VPN
15 10 (18.52%) DNS
15 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (18.52%) CCNA
15 10 (18.52%) WAN
15 10 (18.52%) MCITP
15 10 (18.52%) Windows 8
15 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (16.67%) Degree
16 9 (16.67%) Fat Client

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) WordPress
5 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 19 (35.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 10 (18.52%) VPN
2 10 (18.52%) DNS
2 10 (18.52%) WAN
3 9 (16.67%) DHCP
3 9 (16.67%) LAN
4 5 (9.26%) Firewall
5 3 (5.56%) Broadband
6 2 (3.70%) Wireless
7 1 (1.85%) Network Security
7 1 (1.85%) ADSL
7 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (12.96%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Front Office
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
1 2 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) XHTML
2 1 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 9 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 7 (12.96%) EPoS
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Life Science
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 45 (83.33%) Windows
2 25 (46.30%) Windows 7
3 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (18.52%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.41%) Linux
7 4 (7.41%) Android
8 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.85%) UNIX
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
3 3 (5.56%) Service Management
3 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (3.70%) Security Management
4 2 (3.70%) Migration
4 2 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE
5 1 (1.85%) CRM
5 1 (1.85%) Web Design
5 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.85%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
5 1 (1.85%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (31.48%) MCSE
2 17 (31.48%) MCSA
3 11 (20.37%) MCP
4 10 (18.52%) CCNA
4 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (18.52%) MCITP
5 9 (16.67%) Degree
6 8 (14.81%) MCTS
7 7 (12.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (12.96%) HND
8 2 (3.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.19%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Avaya
6 2 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Sage
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £15,000 - £16,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago