The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset 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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 59 77 39
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -38
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 11 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.79% 1.08% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.12% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 20
Average salary £21,500 £22,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £16,400 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £32,700 £22,542
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £23,980
% change year-on-year
- +0.08%
IT Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
582 801 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 94.94% 95.93% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 513 702 508
Average salary £36,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

IT Support
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Somerset

IT Support
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(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
Bath +27 6 £20,250 +22.72%
Taunton +11 2 £20,250 +26.56%
Bridgwater - 1 £27,500 -
Clevedon - 1 £22,000 -
Ilminster - 1 £22,500 -
IT Support
South West

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (12.50%) Lync
8 2 (12.50%) Degree
8 2 (12.50%) Veeam
8 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 2 (12.50%) Legal
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) SLA
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) AS400
1 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) HND
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Veeam
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Sage