The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 53 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 11 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.04% 1.60% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.63% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 4
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 £18,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +18.12%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
521 491 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.84% 98.20% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 464 408 405
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,800 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Staffordshire region.

2nd Line Support Salary Trend in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £25,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent -6 3 £21,500 -2.27%
Tamworth -13 1 £25,000 +25.00%
Lichfield - 1 £19,500 -
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 8
5 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
7 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (21.05%) Avaya
7 4 (21.05%) Apple
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) DNS
7 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
8 3 (15.79%) ERP
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 2 (10.53%) VPN
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (10.53%) McAfee

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) IPv4
4 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 8
3 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ERP
2 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
2 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) System Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Avaya
2 4 (21.05%) Apple
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee