The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 193 225 210
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 52 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.26% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 37 18 31
Average salary £24,000 £23,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,684 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £26,275 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £23,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -4.16%
Support Technician
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
6220 6829 6850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.37% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5081 5536 5864
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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
Manchester +36 34 £24,500 -6.66% 6
Cheshire +15 14 £23,000 -1.07% 1
Merseyside +10 4 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
3 27 (38.03%) VMware
4 17 (23.94%) Citrix
5 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (18.31%) MS Office
7 11 (15.49%) Finance
8 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.27%) Office 365
10 8 (11.27%) Windows 8
10 8 (11.27%) Wireless
10 8 (11.27%) Cisco
10 8 (11.27%) LAN
10 8 (11.27%) Linux
11 7 (9.86%) WAN
11 7 (9.86%) Data Mining
11 7 (9.86%) Broadband
11 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.86%) SLA
11 7 (9.86%) SAN
11 7 (9.86%) NHS
11 7 (9.86%) Private Cloud
11 7 (9.86%) Android
11 7 (9.86%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (8.45%) Banking
12 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
12 6 (8.45%) VoIP
12 6 (8.45%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Office
2 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.27%) LAN
2 8 (11.27%) Wireless
3 7 (9.86%) SAN
3 7 (9.86%) Broadband
3 7 (9.86%) WAN
4 6 (8.45%) VoIP
5 4 (5.63%) ADSL
5 4 (5.63%) Firewall
6 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.23%) VPN
7 2 (2.82%) DNS
7 2 (2.82%) DHCP
8 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Data Mining
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.63%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Back Office
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Front Office
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Law
6 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) NHS
1 7 (9.86%) Private Cloud
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.23%) CCTV
4 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.23%) Social Media
4 3 (4.23%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 2 (2.82%) iPhone
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) Windows 8
3 7 (9.86%) Android
4 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.23%) Data Security
3 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
3 3 (4.23%) Information Security
3 3 (4.23%) ITIL
3 3 (4.23%) Coaching
3 3 (4.23%) Business Development
4 2 (2.82%) Software Distribution
4 2 (2.82%) Supplier Management
4 2 (2.82%) Software Testing
4 2 (2.82%) CRM
4 2 (2.82%) Migration
5 1 (1.41%) ERP
5 1 (1.41%) Service Management
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) MCP
2 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.23%) vSphere
4 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.03%) VMware
3 17 (23.94%) Citrix
4 8 (11.27%) Cisco
5 5 (7.04%) Oracle
5 5 (7.04%) Apple
5 5 (7.04%) IronPort
5 5 (7.04%) RightFax
6 3 (4.23%) McAfee
6 3 (4.23%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Dell
7 2 (2.82%) EMC
8 1 (1.41%) Sage
8 1 (1.41%) Google
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £33k - £40k basic (DOE)
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Salary: £16,500 - £20,000 DOE
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