The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Technician 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 Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 224 218 231
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 21 30 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 22
Average salary £23,250 £25,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,995 £19,000 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £29,500 £27,350
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +4.34%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6772 6872 7224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.79% 94.80% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5479 5871 6348
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Technician
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in the North West

Support Technician
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Technician across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Support Technician Salary Histogram in the North West

Support Technician
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 Support Technician within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire -14 9 £23,250 -21.18% 1
Manchester -16 6 £26,250 +25.00% 2
Merseyside - 5 £22,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £24,000 - 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
3 18 (41.86%) VMware
4 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
7 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
8 10 (23.26%) Degree
9 9 (20.93%) Hyper-V
9 9 (20.93%) WAN
9 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.93%) ITIL
10 8 (18.60%) MS Office
10 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
10 8 (18.60%) Citrix
10 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
11 7 (16.28%) Avaya
11 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.28%) Linux
11 7 (16.28%) XenApp
11 7 (16.28%) Finance
12 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.95%) SQL
12 6 (13.95%) ADSL
12 6 (13.95%) LAN
12 6 (13.95%) VPN
12 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
12 6 (13.95%) HP
12 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) Lync
4 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Sage 1000
2 1 (2.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) WAN
1 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.95%) ADSL
2 6 (13.95%) LAN
2 6 (13.95%) VPN
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) Broadband
4 3 (6.98%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
5 2 (4.65%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) SSL
6 1 (2.33%) PBX
6 1 (2.33%) IPsec
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) MS Access
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.63%) Advertising
4 4 (9.30%) Legal
5 2 (4.65%) Front Office
5 2 (4.65%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Military
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
1 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
1 3 (6.98%) WCF
1 3 (6.98%) WF
1 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) iPhone
2 2 (4.65%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.33%) AS400
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) iSeries
3 1 (2.33%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
6 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.30%) Android
7 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (6.98%) UNIX
9 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
3 3 (6.98%) CRM
3 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.65%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) MCITP
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) HND
5 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCA
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (16.28%) XenApp
5 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.98%) vSphere
6 3 (6.98%) XenServer
7 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) OpenView
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) WSUS
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (41.86%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) Avaya
5 6 (13.95%) HP
6 4 (9.30%) IBM
7 3 (6.98%) SAP
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle
7 3 (6.98%) Remedy
7 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (6.98%) Sage
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco
8 2 (4.65%) Draytek
8 2 (4.65%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) Symantec
9 1 (2.33%) Sophos
9 1 (2.33%) Nortel
9 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
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