The first table below looks at the demand for the 1st Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 1st Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Line Support
Rank 169 157 165
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 10 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.74% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.78% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 30 13
Average salary £20,000 £19,500 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,600 £16,300 £14,880
10% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £25,000 £21,200
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £19,500 £19,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3690 3973 3628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.42% 94.98% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3031 3445 3208
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

1st Line Support
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Manchester region.

1st Line Support Salary Trend in Manchester

1st Line Support
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Bolton +1 3 £17,500 +20.68%
Wigan - 1 £20,000 -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited 1st Line 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 1st Line Support in their job title.

1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (32.26%) MS Office
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) ITIL
6 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (19.35%) MCP
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) MCDST
8 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (9.68%) MCSE
9 3 (9.68%) MCSA
9 3 (9.68%) DHCP
9 3 (9.68%) DNS
9 3 (9.68%) SLA
9 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
9 3 (9.68%) MCITP
9 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
10 2 (6.45%) HTML
10 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
10 2 (6.45%) CSS
10 2 (6.45%) Linux

1st Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited 1st Line 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 1st Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Office
2 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) DHCP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) UNIX
7 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.45%) Time Management
3 2 (6.45%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (19.35%) MCP
3 4 (12.90%) MCDST
4 3 (9.68%) MCITP
4 3 (9.68%) MCSE
4 3 (9.68%) MCSA
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp