The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 20 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 4 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.26% 2.80% 4.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 2.83% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £19,000 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% +1.85%
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.04%
IT Support
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
75 106 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 98.68% 99.07% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 65 72 99
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,123
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £57,500 £47,150
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

IT Support
Salary Trend in Preston

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Preston

IT Support
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Preston region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy
2 4 (66.67%) BPR
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Finance

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Preston region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) BPR
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy