The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support 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 Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Systems Support
Rank 221 216 251
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support 21 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 19
Average salary £21,500 £32,500 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.84% +17.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £22,500 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £45,000 £42,600
UK excluding London average salary £29,200 £27,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.18% -11.29%
Systems Support
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
6459 6300 7627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 95.17% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5521 5297 6628
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Support
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support across the North West region.

Systems Support Salary Trend in the North West

Systems Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Systems Support Salary Histogram in the North West

Systems Support
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 Systems Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
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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
Merseyside +26 13 £34,000 +36.00%
Manchester -13 5 £18,750 -42.30%
Cheshire +2 3 £21,500 -14.00%
Systems Support
England

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Systems Support 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 Systems Support in their job title.

1 16 (61.54%) SLA
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
4 13 (50.00%) Finance
5 11 (42.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (38.46%) CIMA
6 10 (38.46%) ACCA
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle AGIS
7 9 (34.62%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (23.08%) Analytics
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) ITIL
10 4 (15.38%) Remedy
10 4 (15.38%) VMware
10 4 (15.38%) Migration
10 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (15.38%) Release Management
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
11 3 (11.54%) Wireshark

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Systems Support 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 Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle AGIS
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (11.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
2 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) SMTP
3 1 (3.85%) SNMP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Extranet
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.69%) Handset
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (23.08%) Analytics
2 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Release Management
4 3 (11.54%) ITSM
4 3 (11.54%) Communications Security
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.54%) Coaching
5 2 (7.69%) Line Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Security
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ACCA
1 10 (38.46%) CIMA
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) SLA
2 5 (19.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Remedy
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Capita
5 1 (3.85%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.85%) Epicor
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.85%) Sage
5 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Cognos