The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 159 146 143
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support 6 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.57% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.60% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 11
Average salary £43,000 £22,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+91.11% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £20,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £32,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Technical Support
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
3110 3487 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.04% 94.78% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2237 1879
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Support
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Salary Trend in Scotland

Technical Support
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Technical Support Salary Histogram in Scotland

Technical Support
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Glasgow +3 2 £55,000 +71.87%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £43,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £30,000 -
Technical Support
UK

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) MySQL

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Multicast
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Streaming Video
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
1 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9000
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) Sun
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft