The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 228 232 209
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 18 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 5
Average salary £27,500 £38,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £28,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,500 £36,900
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Network Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5826 5804 4819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.24% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4800 4150
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Support
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Network Support Salary Trend in the South West

Network Support
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Network Support Salary Histogram in the South West

Network Support
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 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
(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
Bristol - 6 £27,500 -
Devon - 5 £26,500 -
Wiltshire +1 2 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Gloucestershire -18 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Somerset +3 1 £47,500 +23.37%
Dorset +1 1 £26,000 -6.30%
Cornwall - 1 £20,000 -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Network 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 Network Support in their job title.

1 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) Cisco
3 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
3 13 (31.71%) CCNA
4 12 (29.27%) Firewall
5 11 (26.83%) Degree
5 11 (26.83%) Network Management
5 11 (26.83%) LAN
6 10 (24.39%) WAN
6 10 (24.39%) CCNP
6 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
7 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
7 9 (21.95%) VMware
8 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
8 8 (19.51%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
9 7 (17.07%) ITIL
9 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 6 (14.63%) DSL
10 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
10 6 (14.63%) MS Office
10 6 (14.63%) VoIP
11 5 (12.20%) DHCP
11 5 (12.20%) DNS
11 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (12.20%) Internet
11 5 (12.20%) Electronics

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Network 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 Network Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Lync
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (29.27%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) LAN
4 10 (24.39%) WAN
5 6 (14.63%) VoIP
5 6 (14.63%) DSL
6 5 (12.20%) DNS
6 5 (12.20%) Internet
6 5 (12.20%) DHCP
7 4 (9.76%) Network Security
8 3 (7.32%) MPLS
9 2 (4.88%) SAN
9 2 (4.88%) QSIG
9 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.88%) VPN
9 2 (4.88%) SMTP
9 2 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
9 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.44%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.20%) Electronics
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Solaris
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Network Management
2 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (9.76%) Cyber Security
4 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.88%) Workflow
5 2 (4.88%) Memory Management
6 1 (2.44%) Validation
6 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.44%) Network Design
6 1 (2.44%) Logistics
6 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
6 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Password Management
6 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.44%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNA
3 11 (26.83%) Degree
4 10 (24.39%) CCNP
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (9.76%) CCDP
6 4 (9.76%) MCP
6 4 (9.76%) MCTS
7 2 (4.88%) CISSP
7 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CCIE
8 1 (2.44%) MCITP
8 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.88%) Snort
4 1 (2.44%) Firmware
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.07%) Citrix
6 4 (9.76%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Sun
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle
8 2 (4.88%) Siemens
8 2 (4.88%) LogRhythm
9 1 (2.44%) Veeam
9 1 (2.44%) F5
9 1 (2.44%) Avaya
9 1 (2.44%) Juniper
9 1 (2.44%) SAP
9 1 (2.44%) IBM
9 1 (2.44%) Nortel