The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 67 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 37 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.78% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 0.40% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 34 6 10
Average salary £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.27% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,300 £20,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
Technical 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
1272 1753 1494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.64% 96.37% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 1432 1154
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Support Salary Trend in Cheshire

Technical Support
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Technical Support Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Technical 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 Technical Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
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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
Knutsford - 13 £31,500 -
Alderley Edge - 11 £19,000 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £18,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £25,000 - 1
Technical Support
North West

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) Windows
3 22 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
5 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
7 14 (30.43%) Windows Server
8 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (28.26%) Broadband
9 12 (26.09%) Linux
9 12 (26.09%) SQL
10 11 (23.91%) ITIL
11 10 (21.74%) LAN
11 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (21.74%) Firewall
11 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
12 9 (19.57%) Internet
12 9 (19.57%) VPN
12 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
13 8 (17.39%) IIS
13 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (17.39%) NAS
14 7 (15.22%) Apple iOS
14 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (15.22%) Software Licensing
14 7 (15.22%) Time Management
14 7 (15.22%) Android
14 7 (15.22%) Unix
14 7 (15.22%) Oracle
14 7 (15.22%) WAN

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.39%) IIS
3 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.52%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) PaaS
2 4 (8.70%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Broadband
2 10 (21.74%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) LAN
3 9 (19.57%) Internet
3 9 (19.57%) VPN
4 8 (17.39%) NAS
5 7 (15.22%) WAN
6 4 (8.70%) DNS
6 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.52%) DHCP
7 3 (6.52%) SAN
7 3 (6.52%) Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) SMTP
8 1 (2.17%) VLAN
8 1 (2.17%) VoIP
8 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) French Language
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
4 1 (2.17%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (26.09%) Linux
5 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (15.22%) Android
7 7 (15.22%) Apple iOS
7 7 (15.22%) Unix
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (15.22%) Business Continuity
3 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (15.22%) Software Licensing
3 7 (15.22%) Time Management
4 6 (13.04%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.52%) High Availability
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) DevOps
7 1 (2.17%) Information Security
7 1 (2.17%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.52%) CCNA
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) CommVault
4 3 (6.52%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) Lotus
4 3 (6.52%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (6.52%) NetApp
5 1 (2.17%) Apple
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Cheshire
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Salary: to c£45,000 + excellent bonus + bens
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Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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