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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 199 231 229
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 55 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.37% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 43 21 11
Average salary £23,000 £22,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,600 £20,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £27,500 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £22,750 £23,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-1.08% -2.12%
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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 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 28 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 +24 32 £24,000 -12.72% 9
Cheshire +13 18 £22,750 +5.81% 3
Merseyside +6 4 £22,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £19,000 - 2
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 43 (58.11%) Windows
2 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 30 (40.54%) VMware
4 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
5 18 (24.32%) Citrix
6 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (20.27%) Finance
8 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
8 14 (18.92%) MS Office
9 10 (13.51%) LAN
9 10 (13.51%) SLA
10 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
10 9 (12.16%) Linux
10 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
10 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
11 8 (10.81%) Office 365
11 8 (10.81%) Android
11 8 (10.81%) WAN
11 8 (10.81%) Cisco
12 7 (9.46%) SAN
12 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (9.46%) Broadband
12 7 (9.46%) Windows XP
12 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
12 7 (9.46%) Data Mining
12 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
12 7 (9.46%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (9.46%) Private Cloud
13 6 (8.11%) Banking
13 6 (8.11%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Office
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) LAN
2 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.81%) WAN
4 7 (9.46%) Broadband
4 7 (9.46%) SAN
5 6 (8.11%) Wireless
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
7 4 (5.41%) ADSL
7 4 (5.41%) VoIP
7 4 (5.41%) Firewall
8 3 (4.05%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.70%) VLAN
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.70%) DNS
9 2 (2.70%) DHCP
10 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Data Mining
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.76%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 5 (6.76%) Back Office
4 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.41%) Front Office
5 3 (4.05%) Law
5 3 (4.05%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Private Cloud
2 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.41%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.05%) CCTV
3 3 (4.05%) Social Media
3 3 (4.05%) Digital Media
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) iPhone
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
3 8 (10.81%) Android
4 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.46%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.05%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
2 5 (6.76%) Information Security
3 4 (5.41%) ITIL
4 3 (4.05%) Data Security
4 3 (4.05%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.05%) Coaching
4 3 (4.05%) Business Development
5 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.70%) Software Distribution
5 2 (2.70%) Supplier Management
5 2 (2.70%) Software Testing
5 2 (2.70%) CRM
5 2 (2.70%) BCP
5 2 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (1.35%) ERP
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.35%) C
2 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.05%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (1.35%) MCITP
3 1 (1.35%) MCP
3 1 (1.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.05%) vSphere
4 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.54%) VMware
3 18 (24.32%) Citrix
4 8 (10.81%) Cisco
5 6 (8.11%) Apple
6 5 (6.76%) IronPort
6 5 (6.76%) RightFax
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle
7 4 (5.41%) HP
8 3 (4.05%) Dell
8 3 (4.05%) Avaya
8 3 (4.05%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.70%) EMC
10 1 (1.35%) Spiceworks
10 1 (1.35%) Sage
10 1 (1.35%) Mitel
10 1 (1.35%) Altiris
10 1 (1.35%) Google
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