The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Support in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 222 245 238
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 9 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 10
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% +14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £28,500 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £28,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Network 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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Network Support Salary Trend in the North West

Network Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Network Support Salary Histogram in the North West

Network Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 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
Cheshire - 6 £55,000 -
Manchester +19 3 £29,500 -46.36%
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Network 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 Network Support in their job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (40.00%) MPLS
5 8 (40.00%) CCNA
5 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds
6 7 (35.00%) WLAN
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (35.00%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (35.00%) Wireless
7 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) Project Management
9 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (20.00%) Matrix Management
10 3 (15.00%) HP
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
11 2 (10.00%) IIS
11 2 (10.00%) VPN
11 2 (10.00%) VoIP
11 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
11 2 (10.00%) CCNP
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Network 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 Network Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) MPLS
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (35.00%) Wireless
6 7 (35.00%) WLAN
7 2 (10.00%) VoIP
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
8 1 (5.00%) BGP
8 1 (5.00%) DHCP
8 1 (5.00%) DNS
8 1 (5.00%) DSL
8 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (5.00%) HSRP
8 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
8 1 (5.00%) OSPF
8 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.00%) Web Filtering
6 1 (5.00%) Email Filtering
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
1 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard