The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 44 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 1 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.37% 0.40% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.41% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 13
Average salary £21,500 £23,980 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% +16.97%
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £23,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -9.61%
IT Support
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
240 242 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 88.89% 96.41% 93.85%
Number of salaries quoted 166 180 152
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 Chester

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IT Support
Salary Trend in Chester

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Chester

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Site Server
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Server
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Site Server
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix