The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 81 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.58% 1.36% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.39% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 5
Average salary £17,000 £23,000 £18,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.08% +24.32%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,250 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +1.08%
Support Technician
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
815 863 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.10% 97.62% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 723 823 793
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Support Technician
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Support Technician Salary Trend in Southampton

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
6 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (25.00%) Network Management
7 5 (25.00%) VLAN
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco
7 5 (25.00%) Dell
7 5 (25.00%) Symantec
7 5 (25.00%) Clustering
7 5 (25.00%) Backup Exec
7 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (15.00%) Kindle
9 3 (15.00%) Lync
9 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (15.00%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
1 5 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
2 3 (15.00%) ISDN
2 3 (15.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (15.00%) Kindle
3 1 (5.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (15.00%) Logistics
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Dell
2 5 (25.00%) Symantec
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) VMware