The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford 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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 69 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.64% 1.60% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.67% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -6.19%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
2nd Line Support
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
601 360 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.01% 96.26% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 453 285 292
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

2nd Line Support
Salary Trend in Watford

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

2nd Line Support Salary Trend in Watford

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) MS Excel
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) Windows XP
3 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Vista
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (36.84%) Handset
6 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (36.84%) DHCP
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) DNS
6 7 (36.84%) Terminal Services
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 6 (31.58%) VMS
7 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
7 6 (31.58%) C
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) Degree
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
7 6 (31.58%) Retail
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Workstation

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (73.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
1 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Handset
2 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows XP
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Vista
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (31.58%) VMS
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Information Governance
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) Terminal Services
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix