The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 160 153 128
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 82 113 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 1.72% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.77% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 68 82 119
Median salary £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,500 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,424 £28,600
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
IT Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5719 6375 6813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.69% 96.81% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4795 5191 5469
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured IT Support in the job title.

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

IT Support Salary Trend in the North West

IT Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

IT Support Salary Histogram in the North West

IT Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 35 £27,000 +5.88% 11
Cheshire +32 30 £22,000 -4.34% 10
Merseyside -8 13 £23,500 -24.80% 4
Cumbria +5 7 £27,500 +1.85%
Lancashire +9 3 £25,000 +35.13% 3
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 139 (63.76%) Windows
2 117 (53.67%) Microsoft
3 102 (46.79%) Active Directory
4 84 (38.53%) Windows Server
5 66 (30.28%) MS Exchange
6 64 (29.36%) ITIL
7 54 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (23.39%) VMware
9 50 (22.94%) MS Office
10 44 (20.18%) MS Excel
11 40 (18.35%) Windows 7
12 36 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 34 (15.60%) Firewall
15 32 (14.68%) Citrix
15 32 (14.68%) Hyper-V
16 27 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (11.93%) Finance
17 26 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
18 25 (11.47%) Office 365
18 25 (11.47%) Windows XP
18 25 (11.47%) DHCP
18 25 (11.47%) VPN
18 25 (11.47%) DNS
19 24 (11.01%) SLA
20 23 (10.55%) Windows 8
21 22 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
21 22 (10.09%) SQL
22 21 (9.63%) Linux

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (30.28%) MS Exchange
2 35 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.83%) Apache
6 4 (1.83%) IIS
6 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.83%) WordPress
7 3 (1.38%) nginx
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (22.94%) MS Office
2 44 (20.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.47%) Office 365
2 6 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.92%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.92%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.60%) Firewall
2 25 (11.47%) DHCP
2 25 (11.47%) DNS
2 25 (11.47%) VPN
3 21 (9.63%) TCP/IP
4 18 (8.26%) LAN
5 16 (7.34%) WAN
6 13 (5.96%) VoIP
7 5 (2.29%) VLAN
7 5 (2.29%) Wireless
8 4 (1.83%) FTP
8 4 (1.83%) Internet
8 4 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.38%) Broadband
9 3 (1.38%) SAN
9 3 (1.38%) SMTP
10 2 (0.92%) MRTG
10 2 (0.92%) WLAN
11 1 (0.46%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.46%) Ant
2 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (11.93%) Finance
2 12 (5.50%) Retail
3 10 (4.59%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.83%) Automotive
6 3 (1.38%) Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Law
7 2 (0.92%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) Web Services
2 5 (2.29%) .NET
2 5 (2.29%) HTML
3 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.46%) Ajax
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) EDI
5 1 (0.46%) jQuery
5 1 (0.46%) JSON
5 1 (0.46%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.17%) Driving Licence
2 13 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.59%) EPoS
4 5 (2.29%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.29%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.29%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (2.29%) Statistics
4 5 (2.29%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.83%) Clustering
5 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.83%) iPhone
6 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Replication
7 2 (0.92%) iPad
7 2 (0.92%) PMI
7 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 139 (63.76%) Windows
2 84 (38.53%) Windows Server
3 54 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (18.35%) Windows 7
5 36 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (11.47%) Windows XP
8 23 (10.55%) Windows 8
9 21 (9.63%) Linux
10 14 (6.42%) Unix
11 13 (5.96%) Android
12 11 (5.05%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.75%) AIX
14 5 (2.29%) Windows 10
15 4 (1.83%) CentOS
16 3 (1.38%) Debian
16 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (1.38%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.36%) ITIL
2 22 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (9.17%) Service Management
4 15 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (5.96%) Process Improvement
6 11 (5.05%) ITSM
6 11 (5.05%) Line Management
6 11 (5.05%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.59%) Patch Management
8 9 (4.13%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.21%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (2.75%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.75%) Information Security
11 5 (2.29%) Coaching
11 5 (2.29%) CRM
12 4 (1.83%) BPR
12 4 (1.83%) Business Continuity
12 4 (1.83%) Project Management
13 3 (1.38%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (1.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.09%) SQL
2 9 (4.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.29%) Java
3 5 (2.29%) PHP
4 4 (1.83%) C++
5 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.38%) VBScript
6 2 (0.92%) C#
6 2 (0.92%) Perl
6 2 (0.92%) Python
6 2 (0.92%) Ruby
6 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.46%) C
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.72%) MCSE
3 14 (6.42%) Degree
3 14 (6.42%) MCITP
4 12 (5.50%) MCSA
5 11 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (4.59%) MCP
7 4 (1.83%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.83%) CCNA
7 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.38%) MCTS
8 3 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.92%) CCNP
9 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CCA
10 1 (0.46%) CCIE
10 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.01%) SLA
2 6 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 102 (46.79%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.68%) Hyper-V
3 19 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.13%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.67%) Terminal Services
5 8 (3.67%) XenApp
6 6 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.29%) vSphere
8 3 (1.38%) Squid
8 3 (1.38%) Varnish
9 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (2.75%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.83%) SCCM
3 3 (1.38%) WSUS
4 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.92%) Munin
4 2 (0.92%) Nagios
4 2 (0.92%) Puppet
4 2 (0.92%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 117 (53.67%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.39%) VMware
3 32 (14.68%) Citrix
4 18 (8.26%) HP
5 16 (7.34%) Cisco
6 13 (5.96%) Dell
7 10 (4.59%) Avaya
8 6 (2.75%) Apple
8 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.75%) SonicWALL
8 6 (2.75%) Sophos
8 6 (2.75%) Symantec
9 5 (2.29%) Intel
10 4 (1.83%) Remedy
10 4 (1.83%) WatchGuard
11 3 (1.38%) Draytek
11 3 (1.38%) Google
11 3 (1.38%) Samsung
12 2 (0.92%) F5
12 2 (0.92%) Veeam
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Generous bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Newton Blue
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits and relocation
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Blackburn
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Oldham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
greywood
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Aintree, Liverpool, North West
Taskers Plc
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 p.a.
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Macclesfield
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
New Charter Group
Salary: £18,657-£25,764 dependent on experience
Posted: 27 days ago
Oldham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + commission, incentives
Posted: 4 days ago