The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 151 150 157
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 11 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.32% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 3
Average salary £29,000 £40,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,600 £15,800
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £52,000 £22,600
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +1.11%
Support Technician
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3247 3007 3040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.75% 94.89% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 1931 2102
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Support Technician
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in Scotland

Support Technician
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
(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
Edinburgh -12 6 £30,750 -27.64% 1
Glasgow - 3 £20,000 -
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
Support Technician
UK

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Lotus
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 2 (14.29%) LDAP
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) SMTP
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 2 (14.29%) Coaching
1 2 (14.29%) Validation
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Lotus
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter
3 1 (7.14%) Acronis
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Posted: 6 days ago