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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 221 227 227
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 32 10 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.15% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 27 10 26
Average salary £22,500 £18,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £17,300 £16,750
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,250 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
6897 6472 7129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 93.89% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5667 5578 6103
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +8 13 £27,000 +42.10% 6
Cheshire -2 13 £21,250 +11.84% 2
Merseyside +4 6 £22,500 +8.43% 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 36 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
3 20 (41.67%) VMware
4 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (29.17%) MS Office
6 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
6 13 (27.08%) Degree
6 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
7 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (22.92%) SQL
8 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
9 9 (18.75%) Avaya
10 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 7 (14.58%) .NET
11 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
11 7 (14.58%) DNS
11 7 (14.58%) Citrix
11 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
11 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (12.50%) MCP
12 6 (12.50%) Linux
12 6 (12.50%) ADSL
12 6 (12.50%) WAN
12 6 (12.50%) DHCP
12 6 (12.50%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.33%) Lync
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Office
2 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Sage 1000
2 1 (2.08%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) VPN
3 6 (12.50%) WAN
3 6 (12.50%) DHCP
3 6 (12.50%) ADSL
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
5 4 (8.33%) Broadband
5 4 (8.33%) LAN
6 3 (6.25%) VoIP
6 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.25%) SAN
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.08%) SSL
7 1 (2.08%) IPsec
7 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.08%) VLAN
7 1 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
1 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.33%) XML
2 4 (8.33%) XSL
3 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) WCF
3 3 (6.25%) WF
3 3 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) iPhone
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.08%) AS400
5 1 (2.08%) Photography
5 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (75.00%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 6 (12.50%) Linux
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.25%) Android
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.33%) CRM
2 4 (8.33%) ERP
2 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (2.08%) Line Management
4 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBScript
2 4 (8.33%) VB
2 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 4 (8.33%) VBA
3 3 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) MCP
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCA
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) OpenView
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
1 3 (6.25%) SCOM
1 3 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (41.67%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) Avaya
4 7 (14.58%) Citrix
5 5 (10.42%) IBM
5 5 (10.42%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Sage
6 4 (8.33%) SYSPRO
7 3 (6.25%) Draytek
7 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (6.25%) Remedy
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle
7 3 (6.25%) SAP
8 2 (4.17%) Dell
8 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.08%) NETGEAR
9 1 (2.08%) Veeam
9 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
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