The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 62 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 8 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.35% 2.37% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.48% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 5
Average salary £18,500 £25,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £23,980
% change year-on-year
- +0.08%
IT 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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
580 443 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 97.97% 95.27% 93.98%
Number of salaries quoted 480 351 415
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,700 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

IT Support
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Lancashire

IT Support
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
(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
Blackpool -8 6 £18,500 -15.90%
Lancaster +4 1 £18,500 -
Chorley - 1 £18,000 -
IT Support
North West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Vista
5 7 (38.89%) MS Office
6 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) Citrix
6 6 (33.33%) Wireless
6 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) LAN
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Retail
9 3 (16.67%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) NetApp
9 3 (16.67%) WAN
10 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 2 (11.11%) ADSL
10 2 (11.11%) Broadband
10 2 (11.11%) MCSE
10 2 (11.11%) MCSA

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Wireless
2 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (11.11%) ADSL
4 2 (11.11%) Broadband
5 1 (5.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Vista
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) GNVQ
2 2 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) HNC
2 2 (11.11%) HND
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Apple