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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 100 99 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 26 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.34% 0.82% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.87% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 23
Average salary £24,250 £23,980 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £20,100 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £23,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -9.61%
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
1820 1492 2068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.91% 93.78% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1208 1768
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
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 2 September 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 -15 11 £23,500 -1.01%
Runcorn -3 6 £25,000 +4.25%
Knutsford - 2 - - 1
Crewe +3 1 £26,500 +43.24% 1
Chester -6 1 £21,500 -10.34% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £20,500 -
Winsford - 1 £23,000 - 1
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (50.00%) MS Office
4 22 (47.83%) Windows 7
5 19 (41.30%) VPN
6 18 (39.13%) TCP/IP
6 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
6 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (39.13%) Hyper-V
7 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
8 16 (34.78%) Windows XP
8 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (32.61%) Linux
10 14 (30.43%) VMware
11 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (28.26%) DHCP
11 13 (28.26%) DNS
12 12 (26.09%) UNIX
13 11 (23.91%) MCSE
13 11 (23.91%) MCSA
13 11 (23.91%) MCP
13 11 (23.91%) MCTS
13 11 (23.91%) MCITP
13 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (21.74%) IIS
14 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
15 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (17.39%) LAN
16 8 (17.39%) SQL Server

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (21.74%) IIS
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.52%) Site Server
4 3 (6.52%) Lync
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (50.00%) MS Office
2 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) VPN
2 18 (39.13%) TCP/IP
3 13 (28.26%) DHCP
3 13 (28.26%) DNS
4 8 (17.39%) LAN
5 7 (15.22%) WAN
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall
6 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.35%) NAS
7 2 (4.35%) VoIP
7 2 (4.35%) SAN
8 1 (2.17%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) iPhone
2 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (34.78%) Windows XP
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (32.61%) Linux
6 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (26.09%) UNIX
8 3 (6.52%) Android
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.17%) CentOS
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Debian
9 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) Online Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Data Security
5 1 (2.17%) Web Design
5 1 (2.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (23.91%) MCTS
2 11 (23.91%) MCITP
2 11 (23.91%) MCP
2 11 (23.91%) MCSE
2 11 (23.91%) MCSA
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Hyper-V
2 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (6.52%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) HP
5 4 (8.70%) Avaya
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (6.52%) SAP
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) ProCurve
7 2 (4.35%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
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