The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support Assistant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Support Assistant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Assistant
Rank 932 960 964
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Support Assistant 24 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.017% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.018% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 21
Average salary £21,582 £18,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.89% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £17,770 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £21,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £18,000 £18,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

IT Support Assistant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Support Assistant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Assistant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Support Assistant within the UK.

IT Support Assistant Salary Trend in the UK

IT Support Assistant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Support Assistant over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

IT Support Assistant Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Support Assistant
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
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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
England +10 24 £21,582 +19.89%
North West +21 10 £17,000 -8.77%
London +11 7 £27,500 +30.95%
Liverpool - 6 - -
Merseyside - 6 - -
South East +35 5 £22,163 +19.80%
Surrey +1 5 £22,163 +16.64%
Cheshire +32 4 £17,000 -20.93%
Redhill - 3 £22,163 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £20,000 -
Rotherham - 2 £20,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £20,000 -
Camberley - 1 £30,000 -

IT Support Assistant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Support Assistant 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 Assistant in their job title.

1 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) MS Office
2 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Apple iOS
4 12 (30.77%) Android
5 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
6 9 (23.08%) Office 365
6 9 (23.08%) Finance
6 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 9 (23.08%) LAN
6 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 8 (20.51%) WAN
7 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.95%) VMware
8 7 (17.95%) Wireless
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.38%) MCITP
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
10 5 (12.82%) iPhone
10 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
10 5 (12.82%) Firewall
10 5 (12.82%) Data Security
11 4 (10.26%) Automotive
11 4 (10.26%) Avaya
11 4 (10.26%) FTP
11 4 (10.26%) C++

IT Support Assistant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Support Assistant 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 Assistant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (43.59%) MS Office
2 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) LAN
2 8 (20.51%) WAN
3 7 (17.95%) Wireless
4 5 (12.82%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) FTP
6 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.69%) VoIP
6 3 (7.69%) VPN
7 2 (5.13%) DHCP
7 2 (5.13%) DNS
7 2 (5.13%) SAN
7 2 (5.13%) VLAN
7 2 (5.13%) WLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Broadband
8 1 (2.56%) Internet
8 1 (2.56%) SMS
8 1 (2.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Automotive
3 3 (7.69%) Law
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) iPhone
2 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Apple iOS
3 12 (30.77%) Android
4 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
8 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Data Security
1 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
2 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (7.69%) Information Security
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.56%) Coaching
4 1 (2.56%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C++
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
1 6 (15.38%) MCITP
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) A+ Certification
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCSA
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Avaya
4 3 (7.69%) Dell
4 3 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) SonicWALL
4 3 (7.69%) Sophos
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Mitel
6 1 (2.56%) Altiris
6 1 (2.56%) SAP