The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 128 143 131
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 13 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.50% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.13% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 6
Average salary £25,000 £22,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,500 £22,614
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +3.92%
Support Technician
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2390 2379 1998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.64% 92.03% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1531 1846 1658
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Technician
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in Reading

Support Technician
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
3 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Office 365
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Middleware
6 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.67%) SLA
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
6 1 (6.67%) Degree

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) MCP
1 4 (26.67%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) VMware