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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 65 77 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 10 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.41% 0.30% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.31% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Average salary £25,000 £23,680 £25,540
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.57% -7.28%
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £23,000 £22,614
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.70%
Support Technician
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
664 644 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 93.52% 95.27% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 571 570 482
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Support Technician
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in Somerset

Support Technician
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Technician within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Taunton +12 5 £27,500 +16.13%
Bath - 5 £25,000 -
Support Technician
South West

Support Technician
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) Games
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Revenue Management
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Revenue Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft