The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Support Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Consultant
Rank 842 820 838
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Consultant 50 76 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.068% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.072% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 44 58 46
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £18,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Support Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Support Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Technical Support Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Technical Support Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
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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 -21 44 £38,600 +10.28% 11
South East -1 19 £40,000 -2.43% 4
Berkshire +3 8 £50,000 +19.04%
London +18 7 £31,500 +6.77% 3
East of England +13 6 £27,500 -14.06% 1
North West - 6 £35,000 - 2
Manchester - 6 £35,000 - 2
City of London -1 5 £31,500 +6.77% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £37,200 -17.33%
Cambridge +14 4 £37,200 -17.33%
Oxfordshire +11 4 £26,000 -30.66% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
Oxford - 4 £26,000 -
Surrey +5 3 £40,000 -16.66%
Reading -4 3 £55,000 +30.95%
Bristol -5 3 £42,500 +86.81%
South West -29 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Slough - 3 £50,000 -
West Midlands -27 2 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £40,000 -
Warwick - 2 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £27,500 - 1
Bedford - 2 £27,500 - 1
Newbury - 2 £22,500 -
Yorkshire -4 1 £40,000 +16.78% 1
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £40,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £40,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1

Technical Support Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical Support Consultant 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 Technical Support Consultant in their job title.

1 54 (60.67%) Windows
2 40 (44.94%) SQL Server
2 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
3 33 (37.08%) IIS
4 31 (34.83%) Oracle
4 31 (34.83%) MS Excel
5 29 (32.58%) SQL
6 25 (28.09%) VMware
7 23 (25.84%) Citrix
8 21 (23.60%) HTML
9 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (21.35%) Active Directory
10 19 (21.35%) Finance
11 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (20.22%) Degree
12 17 (19.10%) MySQL
12 17 (19.10%) ITIL
12 17 (19.10%) MS Exchange
13 16 (17.98%) CRM
14 15 (16.85%) Linux
15 14 (15.73%) MCSE
15 14 (15.73%) Wireless
15 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (15.73%) Hyper-V
16 12 (13.48%) Service Management
16 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
16 12 (13.48%) SAN
16 12 (13.48%) HP
16 12 (13.48%) SaaS
17 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012

Technical Support Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical Support Consultant 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 Technical Support Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (37.08%) IIS
2 17 (19.10%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.37%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (2.25%) Apache
5 2 (2.25%) JBoss
6 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.12%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (34.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.36%) MS Office
3 6 (6.74%) Photoshop
3 6 (6.74%) Acrobat
3 6 (6.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.74%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) SAP Business One
2 3 (3.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.12%) ResourceLink
4 1 (1.12%) Tridion
4 1 (1.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) SaaS
2 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) Wireless
2 12 (13.48%) SAN
3 11 (12.36%) Firewall
4 10 (11.24%) VPN
5 9 (10.11%) DHCP
5 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.87%) DNS
6 7 (7.87%) Intranet
6 7 (7.87%) NAS
7 6 (6.74%) Internet
8 5 (5.62%) HTTP
8 5 (5.62%) GPRS
9 4 (4.49%) LDAP
9 4 (4.49%) WAN
10 3 (3.37%) VoIP
11 2 (2.25%) LAN
11 2 (2.25%) SSL
11 2 (2.25%) IPsec
11 2 (2.25%) Network Security
12 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (44.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.10%) MySQL
3 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.12%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.12%) PROIV
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.11%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) HTML
2 11 (12.36%) XML
3 8 (8.99%) XHTML
4 7 (7.87%) CSS
5 6 (6.74%) HTML5
6 5 (5.62%) .NET
6 5 (5.62%) WAP
7 4 (4.49%) Web Services
8 3 (3.37%) Ajax
9 2 (2.25%) CSS3
9 2 (2.25%) COM
10 1 (1.12%) SOAP
10 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
10 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Clustering
2 6 (6.74%) Graphic Design
3 5 (5.62%) Streaming Video
4 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.37%) CMDB
6 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.25%) PKI
6 2 (2.25%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.25%) GIS
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.12%) Life Science
7 1 (1.12%) iSeries
7 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (60.67%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (16.85%) Linux
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.62%) UNIX
7 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.62%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.10%) ITIL
2 16 (17.98%) CRM
3 12 (13.48%) Service Management
4 8 (8.99%) ERP
5 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.87%) Business Continuity
5 7 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.74%) Line Management
6 6 (6.74%) Email Marketing
6 6 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.74%) Project Management
7 5 (5.62%) DevOps
8 4 (4.49%) Web Development
9 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.37%) ITSM
9 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.37%) IT Asset Management
9 3 (3.37%) Analytics
9 3 (3.37%) Time Management
10 2 (2.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.62%) VBScript
4 3 (3.37%) VB
5 2 (2.25%) C#
5 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.25%) Java
6 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.12%) C++
6 1 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) Degree
2 14 (15.73%) MCSE
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.62%) ACSA
3 5 (5.62%) MCTS
3 5 (5.62%) MCITP
3 5 (5.62%) ACMT
3 5 (5.62%) ACSP
4 4 (4.49%) MCSA
5 3 (3.37%) MCP
6 2 (2.25%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (21.35%) Active Directory
3 14 (15.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.99%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.87%) vSphere
6 3 (3.37%) XenApp
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (3.37%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.37%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.12%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.83%) Oracle
3 25 (28.09%) VMware
4 23 (25.84%) Citrix
5 12 (13.48%) HP
6 9 (10.11%) Cisco
7 7 (7.87%) NetApp
7 7 (7.87%) F5
7 7 (7.87%) Meraki
8 6 (6.74%) SAP
8 6 (6.74%) Adobe
9 5 (5.62%) Sun
9 5 (5.62%) Apple
9 5 (5.62%) Infor
10 4 (4.49%) IBM
11 3 (3.37%) Symantec
11 3 (3.37%) Remedy
11 3 (3.37%) McAfee
11 3 (3.37%) BMC
11 3 (3.37%) CA
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