The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 73 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support 16 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.89% 2.88% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 3.01% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 22
Average salary £42,500 £22,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.88% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
IT Support
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
816 929 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.23% 95.58% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 622 834 728
Average salary £39,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

IT Support
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

IT Support Salary Trend in Southampton

IT Support
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Support across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

IT Support Salary Histogram in Southampton

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (86.49%) Windows
3 31 (83.78%) MS Excel
4 30 (81.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (72.97%) Citrix
6 25 (67.57%) MCSE
6 25 (67.57%) MCITP
6 25 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (59.46%) Windows Vista
7 22 (59.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (59.46%) Fat Client
7 22 (59.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (59.46%) CCA
7 22 (59.46%) Citrix Certification
7 22 (59.46%) Thin Client
7 22 (59.46%) TCP/IP
7 22 (59.46%) Firewall
7 22 (59.46%) VMware
8 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
9 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
9 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.51%) C
10 5 (13.51%) MCDST
10 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
11 4 (10.81%) MS Office
12 3 (8.11%) MCP
12 3 (8.11%) MCSA
12 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
12 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (83.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) TCP/IP
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
General
1 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (59.46%) Fat Client
1 22 (59.46%) Thin Client
2 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (59.46%) Windows Vista
4 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (81.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (67.57%) MCSE
2 25 (67.57%) MCITP
3 22 (59.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (59.46%) CCA
3 22 (59.46%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (13.51%) MCDST
5 3 (8.11%) MCP
5 3 (8.11%) MCSA
5 3 (8.11%) MCTS
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (72.97%) Citrix
3 22 (59.46%) VMware