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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 226 236 208
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 19 14 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.21% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.22% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 43
Average salary £21,750 £20,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,800 £18,300 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £40,000 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +2.22%
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
5734 6442 6850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.17% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4624 5209 5815
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +15 13 £19,500 - 9
Cheshire +1 4 £23,750 +25.00% 3
Merseyside +10 2 - - 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 30 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) Windows
3 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
4 14 (26.42%) VMware
5 13 (24.53%) MS Office
6 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
7 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
7 10 (18.87%) ITIL
7 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
7 10 (18.87%) Citrix
7 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
8 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (16.98%) WAN
9 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
10 7 (13.21%) Apple iOS
10 7 (13.21%) Android
10 7 (13.21%) NHS
10 7 (13.21%) Firewall
11 6 (11.32%) MCP
11 6 (11.32%) Oracle
11 6 (11.32%) LAN
11 6 (11.32%) SLA
11 6 (11.32%) Cisco
11 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (9.43%) SCCM
12 5 (9.43%) Broadband

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) Drupal
3 2 (3.77%) nginx
3 2 (3.77%) Moodle
3 2 (3.77%) WordPress
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Office
2 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
2 9 (16.98%) WAN
3 7 (13.21%) Firewall
4 6 (11.32%) LAN
5 5 (9.43%) Broadband
6 4 (7.55%) Wireless
6 4 (7.55%) ADSL
7 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
7 3 (5.66%) VPN
7 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.77%) MPLS
8 2 (3.77%) VoIP
9 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.89%) DHCP
9 1 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) NHS
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Social Media
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Windows
2 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
3 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
4 7 (13.21%) Apple iOS
4 7 (13.21%) Android
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 3 (5.66%) Document Management
2 3 (5.66%) Business Development
3 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.77%) Migration
3 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.77%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
3 2 (3.77%) Software Testing
3 2 (3.77%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.89%) Security Management
4 1 (1.89%) Service Management
4 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) PHP
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) MCP
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.66%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) MCSA
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) HNC
4 2 (3.77%) HND
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) GNVQ
4 2 (3.77%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) vSphere
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) Citrix
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) McAfee
5 5 (9.43%) Dell
6 2 (3.77%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) NetApp
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