The median annual salary for a 1st Line Support was £21,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

First Line Support
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 80 106
Rank change year-on-year -26 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 8 8 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.55% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.86% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 17
Median salary £21,500 £19,375 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.96% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £18,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £23,250 £24,000
UK excluding London median salary £21,000 £20,000 £20,250
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1374 928 1658
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.28% 96.37% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 812 1322
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Cheshire

1st Line Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Cheshire.

Salary trend for 1st Line Support in Cheshire

1st Line Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 3 £21,000 +15.06%
Runcorn - 3 - - 1
Chester - 1 £22,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £21,500 -
1st Line Support
North West

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 1st Line Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) Web Development
5 4 (23.53%) iPad
5 4 (23.53%) SLA
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) MCP
6 3 (17.65%) Service Management
6 3 (17.65%) Spiceworks
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Sage 1000
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (11.76%) Samsung
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Sage
7 2 (11.76%) EPoS
7 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Sage 1000
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) Broadband
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) EPoS
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Web Development
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Spiceworks
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Sage
3 2 (11.76%) Samsung
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
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