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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 104 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 17 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 1.05% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.08% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 20
Average salary £25,000 £27,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £20,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,950 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £23,750 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% -1.04%
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
1616 1759 1742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.34% 97.02% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1286 1364
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 5 May 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 +12 5 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Macclesfield - 4 £25,000 -
Chester +14 1 £22,500 -16.66% 1
Crewe -10 1 £24,500 +22.50%
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) Citrix
4 12 (34.29%) VMware
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (31.43%) ITIL
6 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
7 9 (25.71%) MCSA
8 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
8 8 (22.86%) Degree
8 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (20.00%) MS Office
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (20.00%) Firewall
10 6 (17.14%) MCSE
10 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.14%) SLA
10 6 (17.14%) Windows 8
10 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (14.29%) Android
11 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
11 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (14.29%) LAN
11 5 (14.29%) WAN

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.29%) LAN
3 5 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
4 3 (8.57%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) ADSL
5 1 (2.86%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Thin Client
1 4 (11.43%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.57%) EPoS
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.14%) Windows 8
7 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 5 (14.29%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Security Management
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (25.71%) MCSA
3 8 (22.86%) Degree
4 6 (17.14%) MCSE
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (8.57%) HND
6 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 2 (5.71%) CCNA
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.71%) MCITP
7 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.86%) MCTS
7 1 (2.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Server
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Citrix
2 12 (34.29%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) Mitel
6 2 (5.71%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Apple
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