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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Technician
Rank 225 225 207
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 19 24 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.34% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.36% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 47
Average salary £24,500 £22,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.36% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £19,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,952 £39,300 £23,700
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £23,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
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
6097 6707 7078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.51% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 5411 5954
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £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
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 1 May 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 -4 7 £19,500 -11.36% 4
Cumbria - 7 £24,690 -
Cheshire +7 5 £24,500 +22.50% 1
Support Technician
England

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 31 (59.62%) Windows
3 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 20 (38.46%) MS Office
5 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
6 13 (25.00%) VMware
7 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
8 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
8 11 (21.15%) ITIL
8 11 (21.15%) Citrix
9 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.31%) WAN
9 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
10 7 (13.46%) Firewall
10 7 (13.46%) NHS
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco
11 6 (11.54%) SLA
11 6 (11.54%) LAN
11 6 (11.54%) MCP
11 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
11 6 (11.54%) Android
11 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (11.54%) Degree
12 5 (9.62%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.85%) CMS
4 2 (3.85%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) Drupal
4 2 (3.85%) nginx
4 2 (3.85%) Moodle
4 2 (3.85%) WordPress
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Office
2 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
1 9 (17.31%) WAN
2 7 (13.46%) Firewall
3 6 (11.54%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) ADSL
4 4 (7.69%) Broadband
5 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.77%) Wireless
5 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
5 3 (5.77%) VPN
6 2 (3.85%) MPLS
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
2 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
1 4 (7.69%) XML
1 4 (7.69%) XSL
1 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
5 6 (11.54%) Android
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (7.69%) ERP
3 3 (5.77%) Document Management
4 2 (3.85%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
4 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.92%) Security Management
5 1 (1.92%) Service Management
5 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 4 (7.69%) VBScript
2 4 (7.69%) VB
2 4 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 4 (7.69%) VBA
3 2 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) MCP
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.77%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) MCSA
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) HNC
4 2 (3.85%) HND
4 2 (3.85%) GNVQ
4 2 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) Oracle
5 5 (9.62%) McAfee
5 5 (9.62%) Dell
6 4 (7.69%) SYSPRO
7 2 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
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