The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Technician
Rank 80 94 66
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 9 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.08% 0.51% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.52% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 5
Average salary £20,000 £25,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.56% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-2.12% -4.08%
Support Technician
South 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 Dorset 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
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
820 773 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 98.68% 98.98% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 621 696 465
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Support Technician
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in Dorset

Support Technician
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 10 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
(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
Bournemouth +7 6 £26,250 +2.94% 1
Poole +12 3 £16,000 -36.00%
Support Technician
South West

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title.

1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server
4 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 8
5 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
5 13 (46.43%) LAN
5 13 (46.43%) WAN
5 13 (46.43%) VLAN
5 13 (46.43%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.86%) Time Management
7 5 (17.86%) DBS Check
7 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
7 5 (17.86%) C
8 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 4 (14.29%) HP
8 4 (14.29%) Dell
8 4 (14.29%) EMC
8 4 (14.29%) Citrix
8 4 (14.29%) XenApp
9 3 (10.71%) Mac OS
9 3 (10.71%) DataCore
9 3 (10.71%) CRM

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Dorset region that cited Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) LAN
1 13 (46.43%) VLAN
1 13 (46.43%) WAN
1 13 (46.43%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server
4 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Time Management
2 3 (10.71%) CRM
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) DBS Check
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
1 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) Dell
3 4 (14.29%) EMC
3 4 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) DataCore
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.57%) Veeam