The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £24,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.63%
Technical 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
169 256 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 95.48% 98.46% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 114 194 167
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Technical Support
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Technical Support Salary Trend in Chester

Technical Support
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Dutch Language
2 2 (66.67%) French Language
2 2 (66.67%) German Language
2 2 (66.67%) Italian Language
2 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Dutch Language
2 2 (66.67%) French Language
2 2 (66.67%) German Language
2 2 (66.67%) Italian Language
2 2 (66.67%) Spanish Language
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware