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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 110 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 6 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.34% 0.81% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.87% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 19
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £19,950
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £33,200
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1663 1498 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.80% 93.45% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1166 1730
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 £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
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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
Chester +18 2 £41,250 -36.53%
Warrington +4 1 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Crewe - 1 £30,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £18,500 -
Technical Support
North West

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) Security Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Xbox
5 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) T-Plan
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (12.50%) VMware

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) T-Plan
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
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